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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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108th Year, No. 21
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, May 1, 2008


All County Schools Earn Accreditation


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
For the first time in the histo-
ry of Hardee County, all local
schools and districtwide opera-
tions have earned accreditation
from a recognized and
renowned national agency.
Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones said, however,
that the historic accomplish-
ment is not yet official.
Following a recent three-day
review by a five-member team
of educators, a recommendation
will be made to the full Ad-
vancED board to fully accredit
the Hardee County School




Shayman


& Clark


Declare


Candidacy
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two more candidates have
announced their intentions to
seek county office as the count-
down for qualifiers begins.
Bob Shayman and Roger
Clark were the latest to toss
their hats into the political ring.
Shayman confirmed on Tues-
day that he will run for superin-
tendent of schools. Clark will
run for sheriff.
May 1 marks the start of the
countdown to the May 19 dead-
line for ballot petitions. Anyone
wishing to add his name to the
election ballot by means of
voter signatures rather than
hefty monetary fees must have
completed petitions turned in to
the Supervisor of Elections
Office by that date.
The official qualifying peri-
od, however, is June 16-20.
So far, of the 11 county
offices up for grabs, six have
drawn no opposition for the
incumbents.
School Board members
Tanya Royal and Gina Neu-
hofer, Courts Clerk Hugh Brad-
ley, Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford, Tax. Collector Zee
Smith and Elections Super-
visor Jeff Ussery remain unop-
posed -to date.
Those facing three-way bat-
tles are candidates for schools
See CANDIDACY 2A


System.
Jones noted that the Quality
Assurance Review team's rec-
ommendations have never been
denied before, seeming to mean


full accreditation is assured for
Hardee County.
"We are covered like a blan-
ket and we are thrilled to death
to get that validation for all the


hard work we have been
doing," Jones said of the first-
ever accreditation of all schools
and of all district offices.
Previously, all the elementary


schools and Hardee Senior
High School were accredited
nationally, but Hardee Junior
High School was not.
Additionally, the county offices


FATAL CRASH


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A Tuesday afternoon accident has claimed one life and left another person In critical condition. According to a
Florida Highway Patrol report, Rafaela Ruiz-Pacheco, 21, of Zolfo Springs, was driving the 2001 Kia shown above on
Pine Level Road just north of the DeSoto County Line about 4:40 p.m. She apparently lost control, spun counter-
clockwise and went onto the west shoulder before striking a tree. The vehicle overturned and ejected her and pas-
senger Erica Ruiz-Pacheco, 24, also of Zolfo Springs, who died at the scene, becoming the sixth fatality in the coun-
ty in 2008. The driver was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. Pine Level Road was closed for
three hours and traffic rerouted without incident, concluded the report.



Commission Labors Over Farmworker Issues


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Twin farm labor issues are
still being resolved.
A request for mediation on a
recently denied farmworker-
housing site development plan
and shortening a proposed
moratorium on applications for
farmworker housing were grap-
pled with in the last two weeks.
Joe L. Davis Jr., president of
Davis Enterprises Inc. of Avon
Park, has sent the county notifi-
cation of his request for media-
tion. Filed by his attorneys,
Clifford Rhoades of Sebring



Mining


and Robert Lincoln of Sarasota,
the request relief was sent April
24 to county officials.
"I think it will be quicker and
less adversarial to have a spe-
cial magistrate," said Davis of
his appeal under Florida Statute
70.51 (4), known as the Florida
Land Use and Environmental
Dispute Resolution Act.
It's now between the county
and Davis to find a mutually


acceptable special hearing offi-
cer or magistrate to review both
sides and try to resolve the
issues.
In its denial, the county cited
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
inconsistencies on Farmworker
Housing and Single-Family
Detached Housing, and related
zoning tables.
It is these issues which
brought about the Hardee


County Commission's attempt
to approve an ordinance setting
a six-month moratorium on any
other farmworker housing
applications.
But, at the April 17 meeting
to adopt the ordinance, the com-
mission was faced with an anx-
ious group of citrusmen. The
two dozen folks included Jay
Clark and Melanie Burns, pres-
See ISSUES 2A


were not..
Jones explained that the
junior high failed accreditation
standards earlier because of the
facility it occupied. The older
building, he noted, did nlot meet
AdvancED criteria. The new
campus, in just its second year
of operation, does.
And the county offices, he
said, were never part of accred-
itation standards before. Now
they are, and they met all
AdvancED criteria.
"The accreditation by Ad-
vancED means the district is
worthy to call itself a quality
school district," the superinten-
See ACCREDITATION 2A



Observe

National

Pray Day
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Thousands of people across
the country will unite in prayer
today (Thursday) in honor of
the National Day of Prayer.
National Day of Prayer first
began in 1952 by a joint resolu-
tion of the U.S. Congress and
signed by President Harry S.
Truman. This annual event
invites people of all faiths to
gather on the first Thursday of
May to pray for this nation.
Hardee County will.also join
hands in prayer as folks gather
at Main Street Heritage Park in
Wauchula at noon for a "Prayer
Rally." The park is located at
the corer of Main Street and
Seventh Avenue.
Special music will be provid-
ed by Susan See. The chairman
of the local National Day of
Prayer observance and pastor of
Faith Temple of God, Wendell
Smith, will begin the ceremony
with opening prayer and wel-
coming remarks.
There will be many pastors
and men throughout the com-
munity who will lead the
prayers for various issues fac-
ing this nation.
Wauchula Mayor David
Royal will pray for the cities.
County Commission Chairman
Dale Johnson will be praying
See PRAY DAY 2A


BIG PRIZE


Decision

Delayed


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A decision on mining over
7,000 acres adjacent to the
Peace River will wait until June
5.
The Hardee County Commis-
sion and Planning & Zoning
Board met in joint session for
the second time on Monday
night to consider the Develop-
ment of Regional Impact appli-
cation of Mosaic Fertilizer Inc.
Testimony in the second ses-
sion concluded at 11:45 p.m.
Through an April 17 four-hour
meeting and this one, both sup-
porters and detractors have now
been heard.
The Herald-Advocate will
present a four-week series, be-
ginning next week, leading up
to the June 5 meeting when
P&Z will make a recommenda-
tion to the commission.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Nature Fest 2008 on Friday and Saturday will have something for everyone. Admission is free but each adult visiting
Hardee Lakes Park will receive a ticket for one of several "door" prizes. The top prize is the Gheenee (pronounced
ganoe-a combination canoe and jon boat complete with trailer). In addition to fishing tournaments, there will be a
huge variety of activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For the littlest ones, the new playground can be seen in
photo on page 3. Displaying the Gheenee are(from left) planning members Diana Youmans, Casey Prescott, Carol
Hancock, Barry Johnson and Jama Abbott. Youmans, Hancock and Johnson represent sponsor Mosaic Fertilizer,
which donated the Gheenee.


Golf Tourney

Raises $32,000

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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Regular unleaded gasoline in Wauchula on Tuesday was a
record high $3.59 a gallon, with diesel fuel at $4.19.

I got a call at home MOnday from the Republican National
Committee wanting a donation to help keep Democrats out of
office. The first request was for $300, then $200 and then $100.
A registered Democrat, I did not commit to any donation at
this time, saying I was going to monitor the political process awhile
longer and pointing out under the current Republican administra-
tion we have record fuel prices, a war in Iraq that is not going well,
a large budget deficit and a huge trade deficit.
If the economy is not doing well and the war is not showing
significant progress, the Democrats have a good chance of winning
the White House in November.
Hillary Clinton seems to be gaining momentum on leader
Barack Obama. John McCain seems to be a good candidate for the
Republicans. If the election were today I would lean toward the
experience of McCain. There is time for further study and fact-
finding betweeli now and November 4.

In the May 2008 Elks Magazine writer William Lynott says,
"Investing for a financially secure future still calls for the same
kind of common-sense approach that has worked so well in the
past. The long-term future will most likely mirror the long-term
past."
He predicts a steady pattern of economic growth overall with
periods of expansion, recession and downturn in the market. He
said Ned Davis Research shows since World War II the average
expansion in our economy lasts 57 months and the average reces-
sion 10 months.
Lynott suggests four basics:
1.) Do not try to time the market.
2.) Maintain an appropriate asset allocation.
3.) Rebalance your portfolio at least once a year.
4.) Diversify your equity investments.
He recommends mutual funds rather than individual stocks for
the typical investor.


The Florida Legislature plans to fund $50 million this year for
the restoration of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. South
Florida Water Management District also has over $200 million that
can be spent in the region.

Gatorade was invented in 1965 at the University of Florida by
Dr. Robert Cade and fellow researchers at the UF College of
Medicine. It was field-tested on Gator football players, starting
with the junior varsity.
Football players were losing weight and strength during prac-
tices and games. Sweat was analyzed. This showed the body was
losing salts, blood sugar, electrolytes and blood volume.
Gatorade has brought over $150 million in royalties to UF Dr.
Cade died early this year at age 80, but the invention started an
industry and became the world's first and most popular sports
drink. Gatorade replaces salts and sugars lost by the body during
exertion, especially in heat. Some players could lose several
pounds in a couple of hours. Source: Spring 2008 UF Explore
research magazine.

Adam Liptak of the New York Times recently wrote the U.S.
has less than 5 percent of the world's population but nearly 25 per-
cent of the world's prisoners.
"Thy U.S. leads the world in producing prisoners. Americans
are locked up for crimes - from writing bad checks to using drugs
- that would rarely produce prison sentences in other countries,
and they are kept incarcerated far longer than prisoners in other
nations."
The U.S. has 2.3 million criminals behind bars. China with
four times the population is second with 1.6 million people in
prison, wrote Liptak. America has 751 people in prison or jail for
every 100,000 population - or nearly I out of every 100 adults.
This situation is very expensive. There is a lot of room for
improvement in this scenario.

Attorneys in the 10th Judicial Circuit have rated Wauchula's
Marcus Ezelle as the fourth best circuit judge out of 25 circuit
judges in the district.
The poll is conducted every two years by the Lakeland Ledger,
which mailed questionnaires to 1,012 lawyers in the district. Just
over 25 percent returned the survey.
* Judges are rated on legal ability, communication, written deci-
sions, and professional conduct and activities.
Rated No.-l was Donald Jacobson. Ellen Masters was No. 2,
David Langford No. 3, William Bruce Smith No. 5, and Dick
Prince No. 6*
Ezelle, former Wauchula attorney and Hardee County judge,
was elected as a circuit judge in 2006 without an opponent. He is
the administrative judge for Hardee County.
One attorney wrote Ezelle was the best judge in the circuit.
"Others described him as scholarly, diligent, considerate and
knowledgeable," wrote Gary White in Sunday's Ledger.
One attorney said Ezelle was great at explaining the legal
process to clients: Some people are bewildered by the process, and


ISSUES
Continued From 1A
ident and assistant director,
respectively, of Florida Citrus
Mutual; and Barbara Carlton,
executive director of the Peace
River Valley Citrus Growers
Association.
They urged the commission
to speed up the process of revis-
ing the Land Development
Codes to more clearly define
farmworker housing, where and
h6w it is to be permitted and
other issues. With the federal
government crackdown on ille-
gal migrant workers, a way to
get legal workers needs to be
completed as soon as possible,
they insisted. Harvesting next
year's crop could be impossible
without this, they said.
Planning and Development
Director Nick Staszko was
asked to complete amending the
wording and sections, have
county attorney Ken Evers
review them and return to meet
with the commission as soon as
possible. Staszko said it would
be at least 30 days because of
heavy involvement in a mining
hearing.
Once the rewording is done,
there has to be advertisement
for public hearings on the code
changes.
Realtor Nancy Craft urged
those opposing and those sup-
porting farmworker housing to
meet as soon as possible, to
resolve the issues which result-
ed in denial of the Davis appli-
cation.
A date for such a meeting was
not scheduled.
The commission amended the
proposed ordinance to change
the moratorium on farmworker
housing applications to 90 days.



PRAY DAY
Continued From 1A
for Hardee County and its peo-
ple.
Blake Albritton, pastor of
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, will pray over Florida;
First Christian Church pastor
Darin Canary, will lead the
community in prayer over fam-
ilies; the pastor of Iglesia
Fuente De Vida, Freddy Car-
dona, will pray for revival
throughout the nation; John
Russell will pray for godly mar-
riages; and Faith Presbyterian
pastor Brook T. Larrison will
pray for miracles to take place
throughout the nation.
Later this evening, pastors,
churches and folks throughout
the community are invited to
the "Concert of Prayer" at Faith
Temple of God at 7 p.m. It will
be a time of worship and prayer
over Hardee County, the nation
and the Christian community.
Everyone is invited to join
with others of all faiths on this
special day of unity and prayer
Throughout the United States of
America.

If you want an accounting
of your worth, count your
friends.


Ezelle wants to make sure they
court.


LETTER TO EDITOR
A word in a Letter to the
Editor published- in last
week's edition and written
by Terrin McKelvey-Green
was inadvertently changed
in a typographical error.
SHer sentence should have
read: "Oh how I crushed
this man of integrity." The
Herald-Advocate apolo-
gizes for its error.

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



understand what is going on in


Ezelle said the public and attorneys expect a judge to be good.
Ezelle, 55, and his wife Carol have three children. He has a 1974
degree in classics from USF and a 1978 law degree from Mercer,
the Ledger reported. His term expires in 2012.

The Spring 2008 UF Explore magazine reports hospitaliza-
tions related to "superbugs" more than doubled between 1999 and
2005, soaring from 127,000 to nearly 280,000.
"Hospital-acquired infections from all causes result in an esti-
mated 90,000 deaths per year and are the sixth leading cause of
death nationally," wrote David Smith and Aaron Hoover. --
This refers to general staff infections and methicillin-resistant
Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) infections. They can cause blood
poisoning and pneumonia and have evolved resistance to many
commonly used antibiotics. These infections increase direct costs
by 30 to 100 percent, costing from $3,000 to $35,000 per case,
wrote Smith and Hoover.


ACCREDITATION
Continued From 1A


CANDIDACY
Continued From 1A
superintendent, sheriff and
County Commission districts 1
and 3.
Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones will take on Gary
Moore and Shayman.
Incumbent Sheriff 'Loran
Cogburn is not running for re-
election. Hoping to win his post
are Arnold Lanier, Tom Santar-
las and Clark.
District 1 Commissioner
Minor Bryant will battle Gene
Davis and Don Samuels.
District 3 Commissioner
Gordon Norris" will wrestle
Terry Atchley and Donald
Chancey.
The final County Commis-
sion seat up for grabs, that of
District 5, pits incumbent Dale
Johnson against former com-
missioner Walter Olliff Jr.
Only the schools superinten-
dent and sheriffs races have
drawn recent candidates.
Activity within the other races
has paused.
Shayman, in confirming his
intention to run for the top
schools slot, making a three-
way race, noted, "I'm not run-
ning against anybody, I'm run-
ning for superintendent of
schools."
Shayman, who currently.
serves as principal of West
Elementary School in Arcadia,
was band director at Hardee
Senior High School for 20 years
and assistant principal of
Bowling Green Elementary
School for three. He said he
decided to run at the urging of
several people.
"I'm just flattered people feel
I could do the job and I'm just,
sort of, answering the call," he
said.
,Shayman hopes for a positive
race.


dent said. "It's a guarantee, an
assurance, that we meet mini-
mum national standards."
That all schools can now
make that claim is a long-time
goal that has finally been met.
"This is the first time, and our
employees and the community
can take pride in this," Jones
said. "A41 our schools and the
district meet some pretty high
criteria," he continued, "and
that judgment came from an
outside panel of professional
educators."
The three-day review process
was intense, with Jones and
Curriculum Director Marie
Dasher handling most of the
demands. Besides site visits, the
Quality Assurance Review team
interviewed 228 people, includ-
ing 80 parents and other com-
munity members along with
administrators and staff mem-
bers.
The team probed the district
to ascertain if quality standards


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5/1/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 8:01 pm
LoD: 13:13:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:59 am
Sets: 4:08 pm
Major Times
9:03 am-11:03 am
9:28 pm-ll:28 pm
Minor Times
3:20 am-4:20 am
3:45 pm-4:45 pm
Prediction
Good
5/2/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:47 am
Sets: 8:02 pm
LoD: 13:15:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:31 am
Sets: 5:11 pm
Major Times
9:51 am-ll:51 am
10:16 pm-12:16-am
Minor Times


4:08 am-5:08 am
4:33 pm-5:33 pm
Prediction
Good
5/3/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:46 am
Sets: 8:02 pm
LoD: 13:16:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:06 am
Sets: 6:17 pm
Major Times
10:41 am-12:41 pm
Minor Times
4:58 am-5:58 am
5:23 pm-6:23 pm
Prediction
Good
5/4/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:45 am
Sets: 8:03 pm
LoD: 13:18:00
Moon.Data
Rises: 5:45 am
Sets: 7:27 pm


Major Times
11:10 pm-l:10 am
11:36 am-l:36 pm
Minor Times
5:53 am-6:53 am
6:18 pm-7:18 pm
Prediction
Beter
5/5/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:44 am
Sets: 8:04 pm
LoD: 13:20:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:28 am
Sets: 8:39 pm
Major Times
12:07 am-2:07 am
12:33 pm-2:33 pm
Minor Times
6:50 am-7:50 am
7:15 pm-8:15 pm
Prediction
Best
5/6/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:44 am
Sets: 8:04 pm


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LoD: 13:20:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:20 am
Sets: 9:53 pm
Major Times
1:10 am-3:10 arn
1:36 pm-3:36 pm
Minor Times
7:53 am-8:53 am
8:18 pm-9:18 pm
Prediction
Best
5/7/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:43 am
Sets: 8:05 pm
LoD: 13:22:00
Moon Data -
Rises: 8:18 am
.. Sets: 11:02pm
Major limes
2:14 am-4:14 am
2:40 pm-4:40 pm
Minor Tunes
8:57 am-9:57 am
9:22 pm-10:22 pm
Prediction
Best


Fun By The
Numbers
Like puzzles?
Then you'll love
sudoku. This
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puzzle will have
you hooked from
the moment you
square off, so
sharpen your
pencil and put
your sudoku
savvy to the test!


Level: Advanced
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3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each
row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row,
column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will
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better looking you'll be. In ancient times, people believed it
unlucky to set the left foot on the ground first on getting out of
bed.


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Stop Thrift

Store Thefts
The Hardee County Min-
isterial Association is ask-
ing the community's help
in getting donations prop-
erly handled and prevent-
ing the theft of weekend
donations.
A cruising vehicle steal-
ing contributions left out-
side on the weekend robs
everyone the Association
helps with the proceeds
from the Thrift Store.
Residents who must
contribute after weekend
yard sales can call Judith
George at cell 832-1222
or Brenda Holmes at 245-
9394.
Residents are also
asked to keep an eye out
for attempted thefts and
call the police. Such co-
operation is appreciated.


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were met, if continuous
improvement is sought and
achieved, and if self-reviews
are made.
The team lauded Hardee
County's "caring district cul-
ture," "strong loyal teaching
force," commitment to technol-
ogy, improving graduation rate,
monitoring of student mastery
of state- standards, and accessi-
bility of school and district per-
sonnel. among other attributes.
Further, the team commend-
ed the three-time state champi-
on Academic Team from
Hardee Senior High School,
the migrant advocacy program
and the new facilities for
Hardee Junior High School and,
Hilltop Elementary School.
It noted poverty, the migrant
population, lack of formal train-
ing for School Board members
and curriculum alignment and
accountability as challenges the
district faces.








May 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Crist Names Polk Judge To Open Circuit Slot.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Polk County judge has
been named to fill the first of
three vacancies on the bench of
the 10th Judicial Circuit serving
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
counties.
The April appointment by
Gov. Charlie Crist elevates
Keith P. Spoto from the County
Court to the Circuit Court. He
will fill the slot held by Circuit
Judge Dennis Maloney, who
retired on March 31.
Two more seats remain open,
those held by circuit judges


Susan W. Roberts and Ralph
Artigliere, both of whom also
retired effective March 31.
Of the three newly-retired
judges, only Roberts was
known to Hardee County resi-
dents. Roberts presided over the
Circuit Court here for 2-1/2
years, beginning in July of
1999.
Crist also will appoint suc-
cessors for Roberts and
Artigliere. Those judges who
assume the bench via guberna-
torial appointment, however,
will eventually face voters in
the next scheduled general elec-
tion.


STwenty-nine lawyers, none
from Hardee County, applied
for the vacancies left by
Roberts and Artigliere. The
Judicial Nominating Commis-'
sion interviewed them all and
then narrowed the list by select-
ing nine nominees to send to
Crist.
Ip for Crist's consideration
are David R. Carmichael,
Angela J. Cowden, Mark H.
Hofstad, Robin Matis-Jackson,
Michael E. Raiden, Donald E.
Ratterree, Ryan Christopher
Rodems and Ronald N. Toward.
Spoto had been the number
nine nominee, but also ap-


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COURTESY PHOTO
Installed just it time, the new playground at Hardee Lakes Park will be a lovely place
for little ones to play during Nature Fest 2008 on Saturday. Getting it ready were
Hardee County Buildings and Grounds staff (in front, from left) John Miskimen, Mark
Mercer, Wesley Albritton, James Armstrong and Hunter Floyd; (on top) Justin Mabe and
Earl Powell.


peared on the earlier list for
Maloney's replacement, and
was chosen for that spot. Two
of the remaining nominees list-
ed above will also be circuit
judges soon, as Crist has only
until the end of this month to
name the final two replace-
ments.
Spoto, 46, said "I feel very
happy and blessed" at the news
of his appointment.
It is the second time he has
won a judgeship by gubernato-
rial appointment. Spoto was an
assistant state attorney prose-
cuting cases in Polk and
Highlands counties when then-
governor Jeb Bush appointed
him to the bench in 2002.


He served as a county judge
for Polk County.
In 2004, Spoto faced his first
election, and retained his seat
on the County Court for Polk


Spoto


County, where he has presided
up to this time.
Spoto grew up in Polk
County and graduated from
Lakeland High School in 1979.
He earned a bachelor's degree
at Wake Forest University in
1983, and a law degree from the
University of Florida in 1986.
Spoto first worked for a law
firm in Orlando, practicing civil
law. From there, he moved to
the State Attorney's Office in
Bartow, where he served as an
assistant state attorney for near-
ly 10 years.
Spoto is married to a former
prosecutor, Tracie, who is now
a stay-at-home mom to the cou-
ple's 5-year-old twin sons.


JUST OPENED!


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
The parking lot has been packed since the opening of the new CVS/pharmacy on
Sunday in downtown Wauchula. This new store offers a variety of items ranging from
beauty and school supplies and grocery items to household goods and pharmaceuti-
cals, with a drive-through lane and a photo station. Frequent shoppers (from left) Blake
Lanier and brother Jared Lanier are pleased with CVS's convenient location and good
prices. "My family and I enjoy not having to drive out of town to get our everyday needs.
Now, CVS is close to home and offers great deals on all their items," says Blake Lanier.
The first parachute jump from a balloon was made in 1797
by Andr6 Jacques Garnerin.


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Obituaries


CLYDE EARNEST
CONLEY
Clyde Earnest Conley, 84,
died on Friday, April 25, 2008,
at his residence.
Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Wau-
chula, he was a U.S. Army vet-
eran, worked on his father's
farm, at Coca Cola Co. in
Wauchula, Combs Brothers
Construction, for Boyd Cowart,
at the Revell Cratemill, Conley
Grove Service, and his own
lawnmower service.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Charlie Crawford
Conley and Ellen Simmons
Conley; and two brothers, Keith
Conley and Charles Conley.
He is survived by his wife of
57 years, Claudie Mary Ann
Smith Conley; six daughters,
Kathleen Carlton of Lakeland,
Mary Elizabeth "Lisa" Abalos
and husband Serafin of Wau-
chula, Frankie Kelley and hus-
band Wayne of Lakeland,
JoAnn Cobb and husband
Wilbur of Wauchula, Betty
Blackburn of Port Charlotte,
and Jeannie Patrick and hus-
band Stephen of Lakeland; one
son, Russell Conley and wife
Sharon of Sebring; one brother,
Preston Conley and wife Naomi
of New Port Richey; three sis-
ters, Lois Ledger, and Anna
Smith and husband Walter, all
of Bowling Green, and Oneita
Revell and husband F.L. of
Wauchula; 15 grandchildren;
and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Tuesday at 11
a.m. at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev. Ken-
neth Baker officiating. Inter-
ment with military honors fol-
lowed at New Hope Cemetery.
Robarts Family
4 Funeral Home
Wauchula


RANDOLPH L.
RICHARDSON
Randolph L. Richardson, 61,
of Zolfo Springs, died on
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at
Sebring.
He was born in Georgia on
March 22, 1947. He attended
the Faith Assembly of God in
Bowling Green.
He is survived by his wife
Juanita Richardson of Zolfo
Springs; four sons, Donovan
Richardson, Jamie Richardson,
Jonathon Lainberger and
Rodney Smith Jr., all of Zolfo
Springs; a daughter, Regina
Kidd of West Virginia; three
brothers, Vernon Richardson of
Fort Green, Coleman Richard-
son of Wauchula and Clifton
Richardson of Mulberry; three
sisters, Virginia Ann Lloyd of
Georgia, Anna Lee Jackson of
Virginia and Wanda King of
Wauchula; five grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Visitation was Friday at Faith
Assembly of God from 2 to 3
p.m., followed by services at 3
p.m. with the Rev. James Miller
officiating. Interment followed
in Lake Dale Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


There are those, I know,
who will say that the libera-
tion of humanity, the freedom
of man and mind, is nothing
but a dream. They are right.
It is the American dream.
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MABEL CHERAZ
BOONE
Mabel (heraz Boone, 91,
of Wauchula, died on Tues-
day, March 25, 2008 at Avon
Park.
Born May 1, 1916 in War,
W.V., she came to Hardee
County in 1948. She was a
registered nurse and member
of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
She was preceded in death
by husband Julius Jospeh
Cheraz and son Ray D.
Cheraz.
Survivors include her hus-
band Clifford Boone of Wau-
chula; son J.R. Owens of
Wauchula; daughter Jacke-
line Owens of Wauchula; sis-
ter Ethel Ramirez of Zolfo
Springs; four grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 10 to 11 a.m. in
the chapel of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, fol-
lowed by an 11 a.m. service
there. Interment will follow
in Wauchula Cemetery.



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HAZEL GIBSON DODD
Hazel Gibson Dodd, 83, of
Bowling Green, died Sunday,
April 27, 2008, at Hardee
Manor Care Center in Wau-
chula.
Born in Rich Mountain,
Tenn., she was a longtime
Bowling Green resident, a
homemaker and member of Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church of Fort
Meade.
She was preceded in death by
husbands, Floyd Lee Gibson
and Chester Dodd.
' Survivors are one daughter,
Lois Hancock of Bowling
Green; two sons, Timon Gibson
of Bartow and William Lee
Gibson of Bowling Green; one
step-son, Chester Dodd of Avon
Park; four sisters, Christine
Carter of Detroit, Mich., Mary
Lou Duggan and Betty Sue
Schull, both of Chattanooga,
Tenn., and Verlene Clear of
LaFollette, Tenn.; two brothers,
Ernest Clear of Ringold, Ga.
and Johnny Clear of LaFollette,
Tenn.; six grandchildren; and
12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were at
10:30 Wednesday at Bowling
Green Cemetery with the Rev.
Roland Davis officiating.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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CLYDE EARNEST
CONLEY
Clyde Earnest Conley, 84,
came into this world on Oct.
4, 1923.
Born in Wauchula, he went
to be home with his Heavenly
Father on Friday, April 25,
2008 at 11:20 p.m. at his ies-
idence after a long battle with
cancer. His loving wife, chil-
dren and grandchildren were
at his side.
Clyde helped his father on
their farm. He went into the
United States Army, after
which he returned home
working many different jobs,
including the Coca Cola Co.
in Wauchula, Combs Broth-
ers Construction, Boyd Co-
wart, Cratemill, and Conley
Grove Service. He then
started his own lawn service,
mowing yards for people and
businesses. He loved talking
to people and telling about
his Lord and Savior, and
helping anyone in need. He
was one of God's angels on
earth doing his job with the
people.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Charlie Crawford
Conley and Ellen Simmons
Conley, and two brothers,
Keith and Charles Conley. He
is survived by his loving wife
of 57 years, Claudie Mary
Ann Smith Conley; seven
children, Kathleen Carlton of
Lakeland, Mary Elizabeth
"Lisa" Abalos and husband
Serafin of Wauchula, Frankie
Kelley and husband Wayne
of Lakeland, JoAnn Cobb
and husband Wilbur of Wau-
chula, Betty Blackburn of
Port Charlotte, Jeannie Pat-
rick and husband Stephen of
Lakeland, and Russell Con-
ley and wife Sharon of Se-
bring; 15 grandchildren; and
18 great-grandchildren; one
brother, Preston Conley and
wife Naomi of New Port
Richey; three sisters, Lois
Ledger, and Anna Smith and
husband Walter, all of
Bowling Green, and Oneita
Revell and husband F.L. of
Wauchula.
Funeral services were held
at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29,
2008, at First Baptist Church
of Wauchula with the Rev.
Kenneth Baker officiating.
Burial with Military Honors
followed at New Hope
Cemetery. Visitation was
Monday 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Family Funeral Home.



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MELANIE MOSS CLAPP
Melanie Moss Clapp, 53, of
Lone Oak, Ky., died Tuesday,
April 22, 2008 at Lourdes
Hospital, Paducah, Ky.
A graduate of Lone Oak
High School and the University
of Kentuky, she was secretary
and charter member of the
LaCenter Beautification Assn.
She was preceded in death by
her parents Richard Moss and
Sue Simpson Moss.
Survivors include a son,
Jonathan Clapp of Lone Oak,
Ky.; and four cousins, Nelwyn
Bolin, Logan Harned, Darla Joe
Harned and Levi Lovett, all of
Zolfo Springs.
Visitation was Saturday at
the funeral home from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. when services were
held with the Rev. Rick Dye
officiating. Interment followed
at the home place on Palmore
Road and Hwy. 1105 in Ballard
County, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Bandana
United Methodist Church,
11524 Oscar Road, Bandana,
Ky. 42022.
Jones Funeral Home
LaCenter, Ky.


Arabella Babb Mansfield
was the first woman admitted
to the practice of law in the
United States. She was admit-
ted into the legal profession in
1869.

On the day the rest of the
.nation commemorates Col-
umbus Day, the citizens of
Berkeley, California, cele-
brate Indigenous People's
Day, in honor of those living
in America before Columbus.


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RANDOLPH L.
RICHARDSON
Randolph L. Richardson,
61, of Zolfo Springs, died on
Tuesday,. April 22, 2008, at
Sebring.
He was born in Georgia on
March 22, 1947. He attended
the Faith Assembly of God in
Bowling Green.
He is survived by his wife
Juanita Richardson of Zolfo
Springs; four sons, Donovan
Richardson, Jamie Richard-
son, Jonathon Lainberger and
Rodney Smith Jr., all of Zolfo
Springs; a daughter, Regina
Kidd of West Virginia; three
brothers, Vernon Richardson
of Fort Green, Coleman
Richardson of Wauchula and
Clifton Richardson of Mul-
berry; three sisters, Virginia
Ann Lloyd of Georgia, Anna
Lee Jackson of Virginia and
Wanda King of Wauchula;
five grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Visitation was Friday at
Faith Assembly of God from
2 to 3 p.m., followed by ser-
vices at 3 p.m. with the Rev.
James Miller officiating. In-
terment followed in Lake
Dale Cemetery.



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GERALD LEE CONROY
Gerald Lee Conroy, 81, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
April 24, 2008. at home.
Born in Wauchula on Dec. 2,
1926, he was a lifetime resi-
dent. He was a World War II
veteran, serving in the U.S.
Navy as an aircraft mechanic.
He worked as a mechanic at
Wauchula Chevrolet in the
1960s and was a rancher and
citrus farmer. He was a member
of Zolfo Springs United Metho-
dist Church. F
He is survived by one broth-
er, John P. Conroy and wife
Mary of Spring City, Tenn.; one
nephew; and two nieces
Visitation was Sunday from
2-3 p.m. at the funeral home,
followed by services at 3 p.m.
with the Rev. George Neel offi-
ciating. Interment was in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula






'All Hazards

Guide' Now

Available
Hardee County Emergency
Management reports the 2008-
09 edition of the "All Hazards
Guide" is now available.
This publication, printed in
partnership with nine other
regional counties and several
private ventures, is published
annually.
"The guide is an excellent
preparedness tool," notes Emer-
gency Management Director
Rich Shepard. "It has informa-
tion on natural and manmade
disasters, disaster recovery, and
a list of local shelters, Shepard
adds.
The "All Hazards Guide" is
available in both English and
Spanish.
Your copy can be picked up
at any county office, the city
offices in Wauchula and Bowl-
ing Green, and at Town Hall in
Zolfo Springs. The guides will
also be available at local restau-
rants, stores and at the Emer-
gency Operations Center.


SAsa courtesy to our friends and neighbors, obituai
are now listed daily at www.hardeeobits.com


This nation will remain the
land of the free only so long as
it is the home of the brave.


















HERSHEL A.
STONE SR.
Hershel A. Stone Sr., 79, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, April 16, 2008, at Se-
bring.
Born June 12, 1928, in
Parkin, Ark., he came to Wau-
chula from Arkansas in 1969.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran
of World War II, was a dry
.waller and attended the
Church of God.
He was preceded in death
by his first wife, Dale Jerrell;
and Debbie Darlene Stone,
daughter of the second mar-
riage.
He is survived by his wife
of 54 years, Vera Mae Stone;
daughters Rose Romero of
Parkin, Ark., Shirley Adams
and husband Jim of Houlka,
Miss., and Sharon Conley and
husband Ron of Houlka,
Miss.; sons Hershel Stone Jr.
and wife Debbie of Wau-
chula, and Woodrow Wayne
Stone of Carrabelle; stepson
Brady Dean Ward and wife
Kim of Killeen, Texas; and
several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday,
April 18, at the funeral home.
Services were on Saturday at
2 p.m. followed by interment
at Wauchula Cemetery.

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GERALD LEE
CONROY
Gerald Lee Conroy, 81, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
April 24, 2008. at home.
Born in Wauchula on Dec.
2, 1926, he was a lifetime
resident. He was a World War
II veteran, serving in the U.S.
Navy as an aircraft mechanic.
He worked as a mechanic at
Wauchula Chevrolet in the
1960s and was a rancher and
citrus farmer. He was a mem-
ber of Zolfo Springs United
Methodist -Church.
He is survived by a broth-
er, John P. Conroy and wife
Mary of Spring City, Tenn.;
nephew John T. Conroy of
Louisiana and his children
Michael and Christopher; and
two nieces, Linda Sivley and
husband Ken of Atlanta, Ga.
and their children Milo, Jona-
thon, Michaelann and Jacob,
and Susan Arnold and hus-
band Bobby of Spring City,
Tenn. and their children
Daniel Arnold, and Cindy
Jolly and her son Dalton.
Visitation was Sunday
from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral
home, followed by services at
3 p.m. with the Rev. George
Neel officiating. Interment
was in Wauchula Cemetery.



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A surprising event took place in Wauchula last month. Miles
Judah sold Pete's Pharmacy to CVS, marking the end of an era that
is near and dear to all our hearts.
I thought about it a few minutes and realized just how much
we are going to miss him and the incredible influence he has had
in this community.
When they started that independent pharmacy, they offered
service above and beyond what anyone had ever seen in a pharma-
cy. People from out of town come into my office and, when we
have a special need for formulations, Miles has always been there
to formulate for us and does so in a timely manner.
As matter of fact, whenever I told him folks were from out of
town, he would always work it right in so they can pick up the med-
ication on their way out of town.
I don't know if we will ever get that kind of service from CVS,
but I would hope that we will. One really positive thing about the
change is that Miles is going to work with them for a while.
I remember one specific case history that really illustrates my
point. I had a lady come in my office last Winter with an eight or
nine year old Golden Retriever that had a fungus infection up her
feet and ankles. The owner was a retired RN who said she had
taken the dog to just about everywhere and nobody had been able
to do anything about her feet.
I told her I didn't want to repeat what everybody else had been
doing. Then I told her a story about my childhood when all of us
kids were running around the streets of Wauchula. Our feet would
crack and we would get a fungus infection. Dr. Collier always gave
my mother some purple pills.
She would put one of the pills in a pail of water and the water
would turn purple. We soaked our feet in it once a day and, over a
period of time, our feet would get well. They would toughen up and
we would still go right on running around barefooted. My feet
would turn brown after I soaked them in that solution.
I knew what everyone else had been doing and it hadn't
worked, so I said to the lady, "let's try this." As a nurse she was




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knowledgeable about medication. I told her, "I will have Miles
Judah at Pete's Pharmacy make you some potassium perman-
ganate. I think it is one to 5,000 or one to 25,000 solution or some-
thing like that."
After that I left it in Miles' hp-r s and, of course, he remem-
bered exactly what I was talking -out. I didn't know what it was
the first time I called him, but of course, he knew what it was and
even remembered the percentages. He advised the lady to put a
small amount of potassium permanganate in baggies, put one on
each foot, secured with a rubber band just tight enough to hold it
on, and let the dog's feet soak 15 minutes once a day.
The dog died eight months later from Osteosarcoma in his
femur. Its death wasn't related to the fungus. The lady wrote me a
thank-you note explaining that in the course of its life, the dog had
ever been more comfortable than during those eight months when
the fungus infection on her feet was under control.
I tell that story just to let everyone know the kind of impact
Miles has had on the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people with
the incredible service he has provided.
I am elated that he was able to sell out to CVS because it was
the best thing for him and his family. Many of us have known Miles
well, and we worried about the stress of the long hours he always
worked and his dedication to serve everybody.


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doing things and as we move on into the future, we will all have
fond memories as we remember the service he provided:
One couple I knew sold their ranch in the Limestone area and
retired. They moved to Bartow, but still continued to drive back to
Wauchula to get their prescriptions at Pete's Pharmacy. Also sur-
prising is the number of clients I have, who either order by mail or
drive back to Wauchula'for those formulations our special pharma-
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At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,187 com-
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Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
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Slaughter Cows:
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Slaughter Bulls:
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6A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2008


HHS Career Day Puts Kids To Work


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Victoria Frederick (left) and Leo Luna man the First National Bank of Wauchula booth
at Hardee Senior High School's Career Day, held last Friday in the school gymnasium.


Amy Brown (left) and Nancy Davis of the local newspaper, The Herald-Advocate,
showed students the many jobs that are needed to produce an issue each week.


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Jan McConn explained the work done by those who deal with end-of-life issues.


Nellie Garcia of Seacoast National Bank stands ready to greet curious students.
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Displays depicted all sorts of occupations, from agriculture to technical to profession-
al and more.


Hardee County Fire-Rescue's booth captured the attention of many, many students.


Hardee County Fire-Rescue displayed and explained numerous pieces of life-saving
equipment.


The Hardee County Sheriffs Office explained its various functions to interested teens,
some of whom may choose a career in law enforcement.


Exhibitors, such as these from Farm Credit of Southwest Florida, were anxious to
explain their jobs to interested youngsters.
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South Florida Community College prepared several exhibits, including a popular one
on the career of nursing.


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Taking notes at the Hardee County Sheriffs Office booth.


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Lindsey Bennett of State Farm Insurance came prepared, as most exhibitors did, with
all sorts of giveaways for the kids.


Career Day Exhibitors


Alan Jay Ford
Army
Autsin Growers, Inc
Barbizon School of Modeling
Border Patrol
Candace S. Preston, PA
Central Florida Health Care Center
CF Industires, Inc
City of Wauchula
Division of Forestry
English Chevrolet-Chrysler
Of Wauchula
Farm Credit of Southwest Fla.
FBLA
FINER
First Baptist Chruch of Wauchula
First National Bank of Wauchula
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission
Florida Highway Patrol
Florida Hospital Wauchula
Good Shepard Hospice
Gulfstream Training Academy
Hardee County Building & Zoning
Hardee County Chamber
of Commerce
Hardee County Corrections Institute
Hardee County Extension Service
Hardee County Fire Rescue
Hardee County Sheriff Dept
Hardee District Schools
Hardee Signs and Tees
Heartland Broadcasting Corporation
Heartland Career Connection
Heartland Horse and
Handicapped, Inc


Heartland Workforce
J. Oliver Speech Pathology Services
Joe L. Davis Inc.
Life Link
Longs Air Conditioning Inc.
Marines
Mid Florida Federal Credit
Office of the State Attorney
Ona Post Office
Paynes Creek State Historic Site
Peace River Electric Co-op
Progress Energy
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Seacoast National Bank
Seminole Electric Cooperative
SFCC - Auto Collision
SFCC - EMS Program Mang
SFCC - Radiography Prog
SFCC - Education
SFCC - Early Child Ed
SFCC - Nursing
SFCC - Air Conditioning Tech
SFCC - Dental Assisting
SFCC - Auto Technology
Small Business Development
Center
State Farm Insurance
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union
Supervisor of Elections
The Herald - Advocate
Universal Technical Institute
Walmart
Wauchula Police Dept
Wauchula State Bank
WyoTech - Central Florida


The University of Florida, a popular post-secondary destination, offers the education
for a variety of career choices, including those involving family and consumer sci-
ences.


Dozens upon dozens of local and area businesses and organizations were represent-
ed at the career fair.


The Heartland Workforce Board showed students how best to get a good job.


The medical field offers a variety of jobs at a variety of educational and training levels.


The schools, too, put in their bid for students' career consideration, shown here with
an exhibit manned by Gary Moore, director of personnel for the Hardee County School
Board.


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Students helping students make a career selection.


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Dental hygienists and others explained their occupations to Hardee Senior High
School students as well as those from Hardee Junior High School, which also was wel-
comed into the Career Day fair organized by the high school's Doris Ware. It was the
first such fair in Hardee County in four years.
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Hardee Senior High School classes filtered in and out of the Career Day exhibition hall,
stopping at booths which reflected their interests.







8A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2008


HHS Hoop Pair Sign


With Savannah State


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Cousins Arnold Louis and
Mark St. Fort will 'continue
their hoop careers at Savannah
State University.
The duo have completed out-
standing seasons for the Wild-
cat five.
Coach Vance Dickey reported
on some of their achievements
while playing for him in the last
four years during which they
helped lead the Wildcats to
three regional playoffs, includ-
ing two district championships.
Both were also named to the
2008 Alonso Holiday Tourna-
ment All-Tournament team.
Louis received the 2008
Coaches Award. In his senior
season he averaged 21 points,
14 rebounds and two blocks per
game.
St. Fort, with 21 points, 15
rebounds and five blocks per
game in his senior year, showed
his value. He was selected for
the South team for the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association
(FACA) All-Star Team on
March 15 at Embry Riddle
University in Daytona Beach.
He scored 14 points and was
runner-up for the MVP award in
the South's 121-115 win over
the North squad.
He has a history of success
with selection as the 2007
Heartland Player of the Year
and a member of the Big Blue
Holiday All-Tournament Team.
In addition to the Alonso, he
was also on the 2008 Jesuit
Invitational Tournament All-
Star team. He was named 2008
FACA District Player of the
Year.
Often we can help each other
hand-grasp and the word of ch<


An independent Division I
school, Savannah State plays a
tough schedule and hopes to
join the MEAC (Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference) in the
2009-10 season and become eli-
gible for NIT post-season com-
petition.
A Savannah State website
notes it is the oldest public his-
torically black university in
Georgia, with a long tradition of
serving African-American stu-
dents in a uniquely sensitive
and supportive community
which helps students pursue
cultural, social and economic
advantages.
It is located next to a salt-
marsh, where it is the only
black university in Georgia to
offer marine science in a natur-
al setting. It is also the second
campus in the state university
system to offer wireless Internet
access. It has a cooperative pro-
gram with Georgia Tech for
degrees in computer or civil
engineering.
The university's basketball
program has a rich tradition
anchored by Head Coach Hor-
ace Broadnax, who led George-
town to the national champi-
onship during the Patrick
Ewing era, 1983-84.
A current assistant coach is
Jay Gibbons, a Kathleen grad,
who played with Wildcat
Ronnie Clark at Florida South-
ern when Gordon Gibbons was
head coach.
The 2007-09 Savannah State
schedule featured games again-
st powerhouses such as the
University of Wisconsin, Uni-
versity of Colorado and Florida
A&M University during the


American Youth Classic tourna-
ment last November.
Other outstanding teams
challenged were South Carolina
State which Savannah beat 73-
69; Southern Mississippi, a 61-
56 win for Savannah; and Utah
Valley State, a 61-46 win. Other
victories came over Carver
College, South Carolina Aiken,
Emmanuel College, North
Florida, High Point University,
Bethune-Cookman University,
Longwood University and a
split with Stetson University.
Among the notable losses
were to Southeastern, Creigh-
ton, Northwestern, University
of Nebraska, University of New
Orleans, Marquette, University
of Maryland, Kansas State and
Jacksonville.
The 6-5 Louis and 6-6 St.
Fort will join a team which
includes players from Florida,
Washington, D.C., Georgia,
South Africa and Martinique.
The team loses 6-10 Cedric
Kalombo and five other seniors,
making way for the Hardee pair
to immediately make an impact.
The next taller players are 6-6
junior Chris Linton of Jackson-
ville Ribault high and Jovonni
Shuler, 6-4 sophomore from
Lake Placid.
Both Hardee players made
visits to Savannah and liked the
coaches, and the area with its
downtown campus adjacent to
the ocean. They will leave in
June to get an early start on aca-
demics and conditioning for
basketball. Louis plans to major
in computer engineering, while
St. Fort leans toward a major in
technology.


most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Hardee Wildcats Arnold Louis (lower photo) and Mark St. Fort are encouraged by
Coach Vance Dickey, his wife Anna and their families as they sign with Savannah State
University.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #08-05-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from City "Medium Density Residential" to City "Commercial" on
the 'UF Bay-201 property" located at 201 West Bay Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, consisting of approximately .15 acres
A public hearing will be held on the 12th day of May 2008, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-12 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any
and all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
'Comments to Amendment #08-05-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126
South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
RM., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings arid that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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


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


City of Wauchula
Future Land Use Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-12 Exhibit "B"
08-05-SS


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
S'Amnindment #08-04-SS: A change of the official future laid use :lassi-
fication from City "Medium Density Residential" to City "Commercial" on
the 'JF South-306 property" located at 306 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula,
FL 33873, consisting of approximately .44 acres

A public hearing will be held on the 12th day of May 2008, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-10 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any
and all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-04-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126
South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
RM., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula

City of Wauchula
Future Land Use Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-10 Exhibit "B"
08-04-SS












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May 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Wildcats Split Playoff Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Playing their best baseball of
the season, the Hardee Wildcats
lost a squeaker in the Class 4A-
District 10 semifinals.
After beating Avon Park 10-6
in the quarterfinals at Braden
River, the Wildcats advanced to
face Sebring in a pitching duel,
which the 'Cats lost 1-0.
Sebring went on to lose to top-
seed Braden River in the cham-
pionship round, finishing as
district runner-up.
That's how close it came.
"We played really well in both
games. Dan (Timmons) and
Kaleb (Saunders) gave two
good pitching performances.
The whole team played well.
"The fact that we improved
as much as we did is a success
and we'll use it as a stepping
stone for next year. I'm proud
of us getting to the semi-finals.
We're losing some good
seniors, and have a good bunch
of players coming back," said
Head Coach Steve Rewis.
HARDEE 10;
AVON PARK 6
Leadoff batter Scott Donald-
son almost hit for the cycle in
pacing the Wildcats to victory
in this game. He tripled, dou-



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ing three runs and recording
three RBIs.
The game opened with back-
to-back singles by Donaldson
and Timmons. Donaldson was
erased on a fielder's choice.
Saunders walked. A pop-up
and strikeout left a trio of 'Cats
stranded.
Roberto Colon singled to
start Avon Park's home half of
the inning, but he was erased on
a double play and Kyle Jackson
grounded out to first.
In the second stanza, Hardee
went down in order and Avon
Park plated a pair of runners on
a walk, fielder's choice, Steven
Hicks double and Dillon
Runner single. The Red Devils
had a 2-0 advantage.
Hardee bats got going in the
top of the third. After Donald-
son and Timmons walked and
Brek McClenithan popped out,
another walk, fielder's choice
error and Conner Davis triple
resulted in four Wildcat runs.
Donaldson, Cody Gullatt, Saun-
ders and Carl Basey all crossed
home plate. It was 4-2.
The Red Devils narrowed
that to 4-3 with one run in the
home half of the third on a
Colon single and Jackson dou-
ble.
The 'Cats padded their lead
with a pair of fourth-inning tal-
lies. Ben Krause singled.






No Officials
No Soccer
The Hardee High soccer
programs are in jeopardy,
unless Hardee County can
provide some officials to
share the officiating load in
the Heartland area.
A soccer grad, or anyone
else interested in becoming
an official, can find out how
to be certified. They would
be paid, including travel to
officiate games in neighbor-
ing counties. For more infor-
mation, contact Athletic Dir-
ector Val Patarini at 773-
3181.


Donaldson tripled to score
Krause, and he came home on a
Timmons sacrifice. It was 6-3.
Avon Park added another pair
of runs in the bottom of the fifth
on a pair of hits sandwiched
around a walk and hit batsn)an.
It was 6-5.
Hardee went wild again in the
top of the sixth, sending eight
batters to the plate and bringing
four home. Singles by Tony
Martinez, Timmons and Saun-



Thunder


Top


Belles
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With only a pair of teams in
the Belles division, it's obvious
one is a bit stronger than the
other.
The teams have played each
other five times to date, and the
Thunder has won each
encounter. That's not unexpect-
ed as the Thunder has the older
players on its team.
Courtney Chason, 15, who
plays on a high school team is
one of the main leaders for the
Thunder. Also pacing the
Thunder are Cassidy Knight,
Kayla Powell, Taylor Bolin and
Courtney Parks, all experienced
players. Thunder teammates are
Haley Shelton, Penny McGuire,
Celeste Williams, Brooke Ty-
son, Kimberly Smith, Vanessa
Hernandez, Danika Briones,
Latiesha Allen and Karina
Fernandez.
Leaders for the Slammers are
Amanda McNabb, Sierra Coro-
nado, Aleeza Arguijo, Naomi
Erekson, Sabrina Hernandez
and Emily Starrett. Other play-
ers for the Slammers are Nicole
Brown, Nicole Franks, Elaney
Clark, Ana Maria Montanez,
Aracelie Navarro, Noemi Nav-
arro, Summer Sisum, Raquel
Rosales and Kayla Nichols.
During the season, the two
teams will also play against the
Pony Tails travel team.


ders and a Donaldson double
kept runners moving and made
it a 10-5 game.
The Red Devils didn't score
in the bottom of the sixth, nor
did the 'Cats in the top of the
seventh. Avon Park tried to rally
in the final at-bat. Jackson dou-
bled, Heath Barnes walked and
a Corey Topa single brought
Vasquez home. A strikeout, fly-
out and ground-out ended the
game 10-6.
SEBRING 1,
HARDEE 0
Donaldson's twin hits and
one each by Timmons, Saund-
ers and Basey were the only
bright spots for Hardee in this
tightly contested game. Double
plays in the fourth and sixth
innings erased Hardee hopes.
Meanwhile, Sebring also left
runners stranded in four inn-


ings. The Blue Streaks managed
the game's only score in the
fourth frame. Tony Vasquez
doubled and rode home on an
error on a Sheldon Williams hit.
Hardee will lose Timmons,
Gullatt, Basey, Saunders, Josh
Spencer, Kyle Cobb and Will
Abbott to graduation. But the
Wildcats will regroup with var-


sity and junior varsity players,
including juniors Krause,
Martinez, McClenithan, Adam
Cartwright, Michael Dixon and
Tyler Robertson; sophs Carson
Davis, Conner Davis, Tyler
Cobb and Marcus Chancey; and
freshmen Donaldson, Jake
Mayer, Kalan Royal and Kyle
Ward.


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Events: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

* Nature Fest 2008 is presented by the Hardee County Board of
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* Trolley Rides
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* Music
* Food
* K9 Squad
* Prizes


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his home in Moore, Oklahoma with his wife Jennifer. They are the parents
of three sons and four daughters. Keith began fishing professionally in 1988
and has seven tournament championships to his credit as well as 42 top 10
finishes. A few of the tournament trails he has fished include the Everstart
Series, Central Pro-AM, Wal-Mart BFL, Triton Trail, and Anglers Choice. In
addition to fishing, Ken also enjoys hunting and golf.


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40 feet long, which rolls down the highway as a
gooseneck trailer and transforms into a natural
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-07
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-07 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th day of
May 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SETTING THE
PRICE FOR CEMETERY LOTS AND MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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


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10A The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2008


Hilltop Elementary School


Honors Its Leading Lions


Third-grade Leading Lions who improved this nine weeks were (front row, from left)
Miguel Paz, Yolanda Lopez-Rojas, Carolina Ibanez, Anahi Velasco, Azucena Venegas
and Julia Figueroa; (back row) Rosalba Alvarez, Rogelio Ancelmo, Vanessa Deloera,
Alexis Gagnon, Aracely Lopez, Liza Santiago and Dominga Santiago.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hilltop Elementary School kindergarteners who had good conduct were (front row,
from left) Gilberto Vasquez, Trenton Roberson, Carina Deloera, Ashley Estrada, Norma
Machuca and Laura Carrillo; (back row) Oscar Lopez, Adrian Jaimes, Angel Rojas,
Salvador Alvarez, Stephanie Derringer, Jordan Sperry, Yaire Estrada and Garrett Kirk.


Leading Lions from the first grade were (front row, from left) Jacob Smith, Suzan
Acosta, Isaac Carmona, Hermelinda Leon, Bobby Morace, Shaddai Santellan and
Angela Venegas; (back row) Jessica Bruno, Victor Aleman, Adela Hernandez, Eduardo
Sebastian-Paz, Javier Estrada, Vincente Gomez, Anthony Merchant, Jasmine Alfaro and
Jose Paulino.


Second graders who excelled in academics included (front row, from left) Marixa
Bermudez, Carlos Suarez, Haylee Davis, Diana Deloera, Christian Lowery and Jasmine
Carlton; (back row) Jared Noel, Dana Hamilton, Joey Smith, Yamileth Castaneda, Aldo
Ramirez, Jehovani Navarrette, Beatriz Leon, Liliana Esquivel and JocQuez Campbell.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-16
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-16 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th day of
May 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office
of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may
appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-16
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, CLOSING AN
ALLEY APPROXIMATLEY 16 FEET WIDE BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WEST BAY STREET AND RUNNING SOUTHER-
LY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF BLOCK 36, OF THE CARLTON AND
MCEWEN ADDITION TO WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AS PER THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2-11 (HARDEE
COUNTY PLATS RECORDED IN DESOTO COUNTY) AND PLAT BAR A-
32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
CONTINUING TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF SAID PLAT; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Leading Lions from the fourth grade who showed good work ethics included (front row,
from left) Azucena Lopez, Zoey Whiteside, Lela Redden, Erica Pascual, Dillinger
Rodriquez and Gustavo Santiago; (back row) Jessi Trevino, Jackeline De La Cruz,
Mariah Alvarado, Jessny Valdiviez, Florentino Pascual-Garcia, Erica Deloera and
Priscilla Garcia.


I feel the need of relations and friendship, of affection, of friendly intercourse ... I cannot miss
these things without feeling, as does any other intelligent man, a void and a deep need.
-Vincent van Gogh


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-15
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held aid thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-15 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th day of
May 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office
of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may
appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-15

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY .27 ACRES LOCATED AT 312 SOUTH 7TH AVENUE, WAUCHULA,
DESIGNATED AS THE 'UF SOUTH-312 PROPERTY", FROM CITY "R-3
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "C-1 DOWNTOWN COMMER-
CIAL'; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT City Clerk
City of Wauchula


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 1(
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauch


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City of Wauchula
Zoning Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-15 Exhibit "A"
08-06-SS


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


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







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THURSDAY, MAY 1
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 8
*Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

Friends are the sunshine of
life.
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Deadline Is June 14


A $1,000 grand prize is being
offered in a special religious
poetry contest sponsored by the
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free to everyone. There are 50
'prizes in all totaling almost
$5,000. The deadline for enter-
ing is June 14, 2008.
To enter, send one poem only
of 21 lines or less: Free Poetry
Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave.,
#32, Linden, NJ 07036. Or
enter online at www.rainbow-
poets.com.
"We think great religious
poems can inspire achieve-


ment," says Fred Young, the
Organization's contest director.
"Our desire is to inspire ama-
teur poets, and we think this
competition will accomplish
that. Florida has produced
many wonderful poets over the
years, and we'd like to discover
new ones from among the
Wauchula-area grassroots
poets.
Be sure your name and
address appears on the page
with your poem. If you wish a
'winner's list please enclose a
stamped return envelope.


Fifth graders who showed good leadership qualities were (front row, from left) Rosaba
Torres, Tara McNabb, Yulissa Hernandez-Torres, Courtney Coleman, Sandra Lopez,
Gabriela Rodriquez, and Kimberly Derringer; (back row) Maria Rodriquez, Zachary
Sockalosky, Vanessa Hernangez, Parker Murphy, Netza Garcia, Blake Holton, Cassidy
Lane, Katrina Swindle and Ana Bermudez.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-11
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-11 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th day of
May 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office
of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may
appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-11
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY .44 ACRES LOCATED AT 306 SOUTH 7TH AVENUE, WAUCHULA,
DESIGNATED AS THE 'UF SOUTH-306 PROPERTY", FROM CITY "R-3
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "C-1 DOWNTOWN COMMER-
CIAL'; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The CityCommission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should.contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 1I
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauch















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


City of Wauchula
Zoning Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-11 Exhibit "A"
08-04-SS


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #08-06-SS: A change of the official future land use classi-
fication from City "Medium Density Residential" to City "Commercial" on
the 'UF South-312 property" located at 312 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula,
FL 33873, consisting of approximately .27 acres
A public hearing will be held on the 12th day of May 2008, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-14 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any
and all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-06-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126
South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
RM., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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

Future
Ordin


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


City of Wauchula. --
Land Use Map Amendment
ance # 2008-14 Exhibit "B"
08-06-SS


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Hardee Hosts Hoop Tourney


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat head coach Vance
Dickey had the opportunity and
took it.
Dickey coordinated a 64-
team tournament which had
players at Sebring, Lake Placid,
three schools in Arcadia, and
the Joel Evers and Hardee High
gyms in Wauchula.
Teams came April 18-20
from all over Central and South
Florida, from the Hollywood
Magic which won the seventh
grade division to the Lakeland
Fire, the fourth grade winners
and every group in between.
They came from St. Peters-
burg, Tampa, Naples, and other
locations.
Sanctioned by the USSSA,
the state travel team organiza-
tion, officials from Hillsbor-
ough and Pinellas counties were
here to "promote the love of


basketball in the Heartland."
Hardee had a 15-and-under
team coached by Carl Brown,
assistant JV coach. On the
Hardee Heat squad were Tre'
Anderson, Justin Bromley, Carl
Brown, Jajuan Hooks, Andrew
Hooks, Keshun Rivers,
D'Vonte Hooks, Jesse Belcher,
Maxon Delhomme, Murrell
Winter and Deonte Evans,
many of whom played JV or
eighth grade ball this year.
For the 13-and-under Hardee
Bobcats coached by Frank
Johnson, players were Garrett
Albritton, Daniel Boehm, Keon
Brown, Alonso Casso, Kris
Johnson, Jacob Neuhauser,
Zachary Neuhauser, Dennis
Reed and Kramer Royal.
"Although neither advanced
past the pool play rounds, it was
a valuable experience for them.
It opened their eyes at what's
out there. Many of these teams


have traveled for two or three
years," said Dickey.
He was appreciative of the
many volunteers who helped
make the tourney a success. It
brought motel, restaurant and
other business to the county. "It
was very tiring, and we couldn't
have done it without the volun-
teers, coaches Carl Brown and
Frank Johnson, Chris and Gina
Niehofer, Alicia Revell, Arnold
Louis, Josh Jackson and Mark
St. Fort, Lori Bromley, Rod
Smith, Nathan Braddock, Jamie
Braddock, Chelsea Harris and
Devon Harris, Gary and Eva
Boehm, and my wife, Anna.
They all helped in scorebooks,
running the clock, keeping the
gyms and restrooms spruced up
and a lot of other tasks," Dickey
said.
He hopes to make this an
annual event. For information,
call him at 781-0593.


PHOTO BY CHELSEA HARRIS
Both Joel Evers Gym at the old junior high and the high school gym were used for
tournament play. Two teams from Hardee participated in the tournament for grades
four through 11.

DOIOSPZA


Track Pair Medal At State


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two Hardee seniors had dou-
ble success at the state track
meet Saturday in Winter Park.
Postnea "Tena" Louisjeune
and Marwin Simmons each
picked up a pair of medals in
their events. Three other Wild-
cats missed the cutoff for the
finals. Competition from all
over the state was keen, with
bare inches or seconds making
the difference.
Louisjeune tied in the girls
high jump but was awarded
fourth place on the number of
tries to hit 5-4 in the high jump.
Winner Shannon Smith of
Cocoa cleared 5-6, a height
Louisjeune has done in prac-
tice. Naomi Andre of Golden
Gate and Brooke Owen of
Archbishop McCarthy placed
second and third respectively
with the 5-4 height.
Louisjeune also set a new
school record in placing fifth in
the triple jump at 36-08. The
winner, Gisselle Warner of
Hollywood Chaminade jumped


38-05, and girls from Bradford,
Gulf Breeze and Eustis were
between her and Louisjeune.
Meanwhile, Simmons com-
peted in both the high jump and
triple jump. Placing sixth in a
new school record in the triple
jump of 45-00.50, Simmons
was nevertheless beaten by
Willie Dorms of Amos P.
Godby High at 50-05.75 and
jumpers from Raines, Jones,
another Godby jumper and
Andrew Jackson High.
He also placed eighth in the
high jump at 22.08.50. He
already owns the school record
in this event. He was outjumped
by Darion Williams of Cocoa at
24-07 and several others.
Two other Hardee tracksters
barely missed going into the
finals in their events. Pete Solis
was ninth in the 400-meter dash
at 50.49. The winner, Jordan
Byas of Bay High, crossed the
line at 47.15, more than two
seconds faster.
Similarly, in the 300 hurdles,
Jackson Frenot missed the cut-
off on the preliminaries, where


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only the top eight advance. He
was ninth in 39.69. The winner,
Kenny McClain of Bolles, fin-
ished in 36.64.
Finally, Jimmy Cimeus
placed 14th in the preliminaries
of the 110 hurdles in a time of
15.95. Wilner Marcelin of
Mater Academy won in 14.36.
"Although we didn't do as
well as I would have .liked,
the girls were 27th and boys
36th overall, we had a good sea-
son. I think if some had started
track earlier in their careers,
they would have done even bet-
ter.
"Eleven or more colleges
have been in touch with several
seniors, Frenot, Simmons,
Louisjeune, Pete and Gloria
Solis, Andrea "Drea" Parkin-
son, Gilbert Gutierrez and
Cimeus, who will probably opt
for football," said Trew.
He noted five Hardee girls
are already at Ohio State and
the current seniors have heard
from Kansas, Arizona, Ala-
bama, Central State of Ohio as
well as Ohio State, Alabama,
Middle Tennessee and Wallace
State, as well as some other
recruiters they talked to at the
state meet.
Meanwhile, he and co-coach-
es Rod Smith, Rob Beatty and
James Carpenter have a host of
underclassmen expected to re-
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celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on April 15.
The couple were long-time
residents of Hardee County and
raised three daughters: Gayle
Edwards of Avon Park, Kathy
Anthony of Dade City and
Thresa Short of Avon Park.
They have five grandchil-
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turned 4 years old on April 1.
She celebrated with a party at
her Bowling Green home on
"Saturday, April 5. Theme for the
special occasion was Little
Mermaid.
Guests were served barbecue
ribs, potato salad, baked beans,
macaroni and cheese and Little
Mermaid cake.
Joining in the celebration
were grandparents Dale and
Janet Beckham and Delbert and
Dorothy Moye; great-grandpar-
ents Mitzi Grice, Vernon and
Zella Warren, and Betty Beck-
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great-grandchildren, Keyonna,
Nick, Ty and Aleeha.
The Edwardses retired in
2001 and moved to Alabama.
They have since returned to
Florida and now reside in
Sebring..
Bootsie Edwards cares for
her great-granddaughter during
the day, while James Edwards
works four days a week at the
Sebring Wal-Mart store.


COURTESY PHOTO


COURTESY PHOTO
Bertha Fulse will be turning 102 years old on May 5. Fulse
was born in Georgia in 1906, and moved to Bowling
Green in 1969. She was the only girl in her family, and
had nine brothers. Fulse was a homemaker and had two
daughters. Hardee Manor Healthcare Center says Fulse
is an inspiration, has a smile on her face each day, and
always has a positive attitude. Hardee Manor will be
throwing a party for Fulse on Monday at 2 p.m. Everyone
is welcome to stop by to wish her a happy birthday.


FOR CHILDREN


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
An educational program celebrating "Day of the Child" was held Monday at Bowling
Green Elementary School. Earlier three women presented a program on early child-
hood education and protecting kids to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club. Shown (from left)
are club President Steven Southwell; Lisa Jones, Devereux Kids; and Ann Joyce, and
Annie Robinson, both with the East Coast Migrant Head Start program. They said read-
ing is a vital cornerstone of success in school.


Couple Celebrate

Golden Anniversary






May 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3B


JANET DUKE RETIRES


FIVE BLUES, NO PINK


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Janet Duke, vice president of First National Bank of Wauchula, retired March 28 after
working at the bank for 47 years. A reception was held to honor her years of service.
Shown (from left) are Sherry Grimsley, vice president; Debbie Wheeler, senior vice
president; Bubby Willis, assistant vice president; Duke; Bonnie Potter, assistant vice
president; Decie Rouse, retired; James Sellers, director; Dewey Terrell, board chair-
man; and Rick Justice, president.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

ALL-OR-NOTHING PEOPLE
I wonder how many people have thought something like this:
"I have attended church faithfully for years. I have given gener-
ously to the church and numerous charities. I read the Bible daily
and pray before every meal. Why, then, is my spiritual life dry and
lifeless?"
I think I may have discovered the answer.
In Mark 10:21, a young man, full of enthusiasm, comes to
Jesus and asks, "Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit
eternal life?" In the conversation that follows, the young man states
that he has obeyed all the commandments.
"One thing thou lackest," Jesus told him. "Sell all your pos-
sessions, give to the poor, take up your cross and follow me."
The young man went away crestfallen because he had great
possessions. I am sure he was surprised at how much of a sacrifice
he was asked to make.
Was Jesus always on the lookout for "all-or-nothing" people?
I think anything less fails to move Him.
Peter and the other fishermen dropped their nets to follow
Christ. Matthew left his tax money. Mary left all her notions of
motherhood and marriage and said to the angel, "Be it unto me
according to your word."
The reason the Lord rewards the all-or-nothing people is
because He is worthy of nothing less than our total devotion. Many
believers have a very high opinion of their sacrifices, but a low
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The Victoy Praise Center
will hold a gospel sing on
Saturday at 7 p.m. with the
Vessel Family presenting spe-
cial music. Everyone is wel-
come.
The church is at 132 E. Main
St., Bowling Green. Refresh-
ments will be served after the
time of music.
El Remanente Iglecia
Cristiana announces the addi-
tion of weekly radio program to
add to the church services
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and
Sunday at the church at 152
Airport Road, Wauchula.
On Radio Station 1310 AM,
the program "La Verdad Que
Liverta - The Truth That
Frees" can be heard each Satur-
day between 8:30 and 9 a.m.
For more information call
Evangelist Anthony Martinez at
245-6556.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


Mr. and Mrs. William Roger
"Will" Haney, Clewiston, a five
pound 14 ounce son Wyatt
Cole, born March 18, 2008,
Physicians Regional Hospital,
Naples. Mrs. Haney is the for-
mer Tennille Holder. Maternal
grandparents are Robyn Holder
of Port St. Lucie and Neil
Holder of Lake Placid. Paternal
grandparents are Steve and B.J.
Haney of Bowling Green, and
Mike and Ida Mary Spears of
Bowling Green. Paternal great-
grandfather is Roger Haney of
Bowling Green.


Matthew Bean and Elizabeth
Macias, Morristown, Tenn., an
eight pound four ounce son,
Aiden Parker, born April 13,
2008, Lakewood Regional
Medical Center, Morristown,
Tenn. Maternal grandparents
are Joe and Robin Macias of
Wauchula. Paternal grandmoth-
er is Dr. Karen Harsh of
Morristown, Tenn.

"Stay" is a charming word
in a friend's vocabulary.


Mr. and Mrs. Adam Fenton,
Wauchula, twin seven pound
sons, Nathaniel Laadan and
Nathan Levi, born April 15,
2008, DeSoto Memorial Hos-
pital, Arcadia. Mrs. Fenton is
the former Samantha Blum.
Maternal grandparents are
Albert and JoAnn Blum of
Wauchula. Maternal great-
grandparents are the late Bernie
and Ethel Faircloth of
Wauchula. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Maurice and Suzanne
Fenton of Parrish. Paternal
great-grandparents are Stanley
and Daurice Fenton of Parrish.


Mr. and Mrs. Dale Haines,
Wauchula, a six pound seven
ounce son Jacen Dale, born
March 11, 2008, Florida
Hospital, Sebring. Mrs. Haines
is the former Krisen "Krissy"
Whidden. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Harold and Nancy
Bandy of Wauchula. Maternal
great-grandmother is Margaret
Ward of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Dale and Kay
Haines of Wauchula.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant -
as a newborn only - may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.

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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Harde'e County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate . .
75 YEARS AGO
Royal Theatre Shows 'Sign
Of The Cross': A new romantic
team makes jts bow to film fans
in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Sign
of the Cross," opening Sunday
at the Royal Theatre.
West African Wants Seed
From Wauchula: Proof that the
name and fame of our city is
spreading far and wide, across
the land and sea, is contained in
a letter received here yesterday
by the Wauchula Farmers Sup-
ply company, local seed deal-
ers, from a man in Inchaban,
Gold Coast, West Africa.
Grammar School Will Grad-
uate Sixty-Two: Sixty-two boys
and girls will receive certifi-
cates at the annual graduation
exercises of the Wauchula
Grammar School, which will be
held next Thursday night.
County Superintendent T.E.
Blackburn will deliver the grad-
uation address and award the
graduation certificates.

Dewitt Boney Is Awarded
Ph.D. Degree At Columbia:
Wauchulans will learn with
interest that DeWitt Boney, son
of Mrs. J.L. Boney of this city,
last week received his Ph. D.
degree from Columbia Univer-
sity in New York.

School Money Spent Mostly
On Teachers: Some interesting
and enlightening facts about the
costs of operating the public
schools of Hardee County are
contained in a report recently
submitted by Gov. Dave Sholtz
at his request. The report shows


that teachers and transportation
get 86.3 percent of all the funds
available for schools in this
county.

Hardee County Farmer
Claims Champion Hog: Shade
Williams, a prominent Hardee
County farmer living in the
eastern part of the county,
claims what is probably the
champion brood sow of this
section.

50 YEARS AGO
Teachers Qualify As Instruc-
tors In First Aid: A group of
Hardee County teachers and
school personnel is qualified
now to teach Red Cross-certi-
fied First Aid courses. They re-
ceived their "diplomas" Mon-
day night. Dr. W.L. Howard,
head of the county Red Cross
chapter, conducted the standard
and advanced courses.

Spring Festival Is 'Highly
Successful': Hardee High
School PTA members are gloat-
ing this week over a highly suc-
cessful Spring Festival. It has
been termed the "best one yet,"
by those in charge, with over
700 showing up for the supper
and many more coming in for
the amateur show and corona-
tion.

Hardee Ends Season with 1-0
Victory: Hardee High School
wound up its baseball season in
a fine style with a well-played
1-0 win over Bartow Friday
night. The win gives the team a
win-loss record of 6-7 for the
year.

Former Wauchulan Signs
Contract: A former Wauchula
girl, Helen Thomas, has been
signed to a recording contract
by R.B. Killette, of Sebring,
who writes songs and records


under the name of Buck Trail.

Clinic For Polio Shots Set
For Today After Three Cases
Reported: Three cases of polio
have been tentatively diagnosed
in Hardee County in a little over
a week, causing the county
Health Department to schedule
a special clinic for polio immu-
nizations today.
County Court Docket To Be
Sounded On Thursday: Next
week will mark the beginning
of the May term of court in
Hardee County. The docket for
County Court, with Judge
Clyde Maddox presiding, will
be sounded at 9 a.m. The jury
list will also be drawn at the
same time.

Paris Comes To Wauchula
With Follies May 16-17: No
traveling to "Gay Paree" to see
the follies this year. The follies
are coming to Wauchula, com-
plete with high-stepping can-
can girls and fancy costumes.
For two nights, members of the
Junior Woman's Club will for-
get their usual roles as house-
wives and career girls and
become ladies of the chorus and
featured performers in the
Follies of '58.

25 YEARS AGO
Hardee Coaches Edge FCA
Bucs 57-56: The Hardee High
School coaches managed to
take a one-point 57 to 56 win
over the Bucs athletes from
Tampa on Saturday night. The
Fellowship Of Christian Ath-
letes has sent a team comprised
largely of Bucs stars each of the
past three years to play a bas-
ketball benefit game at the
Hardee High gym.

Winners Of Barbecue Ticket
Sales and Sticker Sale: The
Hardee County Little League
held a barbecue dinner to raise
funds for the organization.
Prizes were given for those sell-
ing the most tickets and the
most stickers. Terra Bolin sold
the most barbecue tickets and
Derren Bryan had the most
sticker sales.

Arcadia Residents Express
Opinions On Prison: Advant-
ages of a state prison in the
, county far outweigh the disad-
\ antages, according to people
interviewed last week in
DeSoto County. Of 17 inter-
viewed, only two decidedly
wished there was no prison in
the area.

Hospital Rates Increase
Sunday: To avoid getting into
the red again this year, the
Hardee Memorial Hospital
Board approved a rate increase
in hospital rooms and services
last Thursday. The increase,
which will be about $82 a day
per patient, will go into effect
Sunday, May 1.


Hardee Eliminated By Lake
Wales: The Hardee Wildcats
were eliminated from the Dis-
trict 9 Class 3 A Tournament
being held this week in Auburn-
dale. Hardee faced the Lake
Wales Highlanders in the open-
ing contest of the tourney and
fell victim to a fine pitching
performance by Jim Law.

May Designated Clean-Up
Month: Wauchula Superinten-
dent of Public Works Thomas
Priest would like to announce
that May will be "clean-up"
month for the city. Priest
prompted the initial idea last
May 1982.
10 YEARS AGO
It's A Uniform 'NO!' From
Parents: An overwhelming ma-
jority of Hardee County parents
don't want their children wear-
ing uniforms to school, accord-
ing to surveys returned to a
committee studying the issue.-A
total 662 parents voted for uni-
forms, while 1,077 were
against.

Taking The Oath . . : Zolfo
Springs Town Clerk Jack Logan
administered the oath of office
Monday night to Town Council
newcomer Jim Cain. Cain was
the only person to file for candi-
dacy during a one-week quali-
fying period to fill the council
slot vacated by the April 13 res-
ignation of Todd Stewart.

HJHS Volleyball In Final
Week: The Hardee Junior High
Volleyball teams finish their
season today. The girls are on
the road this week. They played
at Lake Placid Monday and
travel to Sebring today.

Business Students Take Dis-'
trict Honors: Eight Hardee High
School students in the business
leaders division won special
awards at the district competi-
tion in February, and advanced
to the April 16-19 state compe-
tition, under the leadership of
faculty sponsor Blue Jones.


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Down With The Old . . . Up,
With The New: The carpentry
class from South Florida Com-
munity College, under the di-
rection of Randall Gieger, re-
cently assisted the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club in removing its
faded sign and hoisting a bright
new one at the entrance into
Wauchula.

Mary Tindell Is Main Street
VISTA Worker: A 1997 Hardee
High School graduate has been


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of fifth graders have
also been selected as outstand-
ing Pop Warner 2007-2008
cheerleaders.
Meagan Shivers, the 11-year-
old daughter of Johnny and
Sandy Shivers of Zolfo Springs,
will also represent Hardee Pop
Warner as a first-team All-
American Scholar at the 48th
annual scholarship banquet at
Coronado Springs Resort at
DisneyWorld on May 23-24.
Other first-teamers come
from several states across the
nation, from as far as California
and as near as other Pop Warner
teams in Florida.
Also invited to the banquet
are fifth graders Rayna Parks,
daughter of Chris and Donna
Parks of Duette, and Makalya
Deuberry, daughter of Robert
and Heather Deuberry of
Bowling Green.
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duties April 16.

Patarini Wins Cargill Tourna-
ment: A sudden-death birdie
gave high-school golf coach Val
Patarini the 1998 Cargill Ferti-
lizer Athletic Benefit Golf Tour-
nament championship Sunday,
afternoon.


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compete for the Academic All-
American status, since it
requires a minimum 96 percent
grade point average to apply.
There are only about four dozen
football and three dozen cheer-
leaders chosen for each grade
level.
Final selection is based 85
percent on the student's grades
for the prior school year and up
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FRESHWATER FISHERIES VISION
The future looks bright for freshwater fisheries in this state,
according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission.
Darrell Scdvell, director of FWC's Division of Freshwater
Fisheries Management, presented an optimistic vision for Florida's
freshwater fisheries to commissioners at the FWC's April meeting.
"This report is the result of an ongoing effort to reach out to
Florida's citizenry to obtain their input on problems and solutions,
and to give them a voice in managing their fishery resources,"
Scovell said.
The effort began with an online survey completed in March
2005, to which 1,500 people, mostly anglers, responded. It was
followed by a series of six zone summits scattered around the state,
where fisheries biologists spoke directly with concerned residents
about local and statewide issues.
The effort then culminated in a roundtable meeting with proac-


Booking
By Chip Ballard
Book Reader/Reviewer


'THE COLD ROAD' IS HOT STUFF!
Rick Wilber's novel, "The Cold Road," a tour de force, is a
psychological thriller of love, loss, disillusionment, bone-chilling
horror, self-discovery and renewal.
Wilber has no need to resort to cheap tricks like opening with
bloody shootouts among people we neither know or care about; or
having a woman skinned alive from the inside on page one.
With his customary journalistic integrity and precise, con-
trolled prose, Wilber introduces his characters in the tradition of
past masters so we can know and care about them when things
begin to happen.
Melissa O'Malley, high-school basketball star and brilliant
student, and her lonely aloof father, Melchior, who spends all his
spare time ice-fishing or working in his barn on junk sculptures,
live in gray frozen Mankato, Minn., where the temperature often
plunges to 40 below zero.
Melissa abhors the aching, deadly cold and listens endlessly to
Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett songs hoping the sunshine and sun-
tan oil they sing about will lend her a splash of vicarious warmth.
As Melissa's body changes from the gangly athlete into a
beautiful woman, she finds her feelings for her childhood friend,
Danny Finnegan, whose father is a detective, also changing. They
plan to finish school, get married, move to Florida, and live happi-
ly ever after in the lovely warm sunshine.
But fate intervenes, Danny dies, and Melissa goes to Florida to
college alone. There she meets charming, handsome rouge Bo
Palmer, whose wealthy father owns a resort on an island in the
Caribbean called St. Kitts.
Meanwhile, back in frozen Minnesota, Det. Finnegan is work-
ing overtime to catch a serial killer who brutally murders mothers
and often their little daughters, always taking a hand as a souvenir.
After she graduates, Melissa goes to St. Kitts with Bo, taking
a job with Bo's father. But Melissa quickly realizes she has gotten
into something she doesn't understand, something dark and sour.
She begins to fear her life&night be in danger.
Her only friends on the island are Rosie and Stanley, who were
born and raised there. Their mother, an "obeah" woman, has the
"second sight," and she assures Melissa that she has it, too. She
knows that Melissa's mother had been an island girl and tells her
other things about Melissa that she could not possibly know.
Melissa flies back home to visit her father and Finnegan, and
to see if she can use her newly unleashed psychic gift to help find
the brutal killer who is still butchering women.
Back home, Melissa makes discoveries that chill her to the
bone. Repressed memories of her past begin to boil to the surface
of her mind, and shake her to her core.
She goes back to the island to her friends, Rosie and Stanley,
not knowing what her future holds, but now willing to face it with-
out the aching cold numbing her bones.
Reading Wilber's "The Cold Road," I had flashes of the first
time I read such authors as Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Heming-
way, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Ers-
kine Caldwell and other greats. Not that Wilber's style resembles
any of theirs, but the grace and power of his prose seems to flow
from the same vein of literary mastery.
To anyone who loves literature, or just likes a good story, I
highly recommend "The Cold Road" by Rick Wilber.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
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tive individuals representing various groups, such as outdoors writ-
ers, university professors, fishing-tackle manufacturers and retail-
ers, fishing tournament sponsors, professional fishing guides and
others who hold a stake in the future of the state's freshwater fish-
eries.
Scovell pointed out the re .arkable consistency between the
biologists' findings, the surveys, zone summits and roundtable
group on the major problems confronting freshwater fisheries.
Five top issues emerged, and strategies were developed to
address them:
1.) Habitat issues - aquatic plants, water quality and water
quantity.
* Enhance interagency coordination, especially with the
Department of Environmental Protection (the lead agency on most
of these issues) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
* Mobilize local stakeholders and anglers to identify issues
and participate in proactive activities.
* Continue to work with FWC's Aquatic Resource
Enhancement Section.
2.) Human dimensions - conservation stewardship, educa-
tion, outreach, recruit/retain anglers and volunteers.
* Educate youth and adults, using best management practices
to emphasize their stewardship role.
* Reach out to the public with e-mails, popular articles and at
major events.
* Seek grants and partner opportunities, and engage the round-
table group in these efforts.
* Proactively seek and coordinate volunteers.
3.) Fishing access - developing ramps and shoreline access
for powerboats, paddlers, waders and shore or pier fishing.
* Identify priority areas.
* Coordinate with FWC's Law Enforcement Boating Access
Section.


* Develop and implement a long-term maintenance plan.
4.) Regulation management - developing scientifically-sup-
ported regulations, evaluating them, enforcing them and ensuring
appropriate penalties.
* Work through the public-input process.
* Community focus with up-to-date data.
5.) Non-native species - fish, aquatic plants and wildlife
introduced from other parts of the world that represent biological
pollutants.
* Assist the Aquatic Species Coordination group with screen-
ing for non-native fishes found in the wild or those used for aqua-
culture or sportfishing.
* Participate in research and management discussions to focus
prevention and control efforts via risk analyses.
* Assist with rapid response to new discoveries.
* Increase public awareness.
Florida remains the "Fishing Capital of the World." The
FWC's vision is to keep it that way by steadily working with its
constituents and other management agencies to ensure quality, safe
and sustainable fishing opportunities.
Florida's recreational fisheries provided more days of fishing
enjoyment in 2006 than any other state in the country (46.3 million
versus No. 2 Texas with 41.1 million days).
So if you are ready to contribute, feel free to contact the FWC
and give some input. One way is to complete a survey (see
MyFWC.com/Fishing). Another way to help conservation efforts
and save you money is to purchase a five-year freshwater fishing
license. There is a special offer going on right now where you get
free stuff in the mail when you buy one (see
MyFWC.com/Fishing/5yr-2008).
Additional information can be found at MyFWC.com. Instant
licenses also are available there or by calling 1-888-Fish-Florida
(347-4356).


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




azalea apartments

Now accepting Applications!
S3 &4 Bedrwom pts. *
SRental tes beginning at $524
(plus electric, cable and phone)
* Rental A assistance available for Qualified applicants
*Handicap Units atvilable *

860 Pleasant Way * Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
monday - Friday 9:00 AM. - 12:00 Koon


Equal Housing Opportunity


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

This 3BR/2BA Executive Home, 2 car garage, high rise camper
carport, New AC - Lanscaped - Automatic Sprinkler System -
Stone Fireplace - 4' well and many, many more extras.
$229,000.00 MLS#199742

4BR/2BA CB Home - About 1,900 sq ft under roof - Central
Air/Heat - Among the many extras - Vaulted ceilings, recessed
lighting - Stove with exhaust, fenced in back area, ceramic tile
throughout except for bedrooms - And Much More $149,500.00
MLS #200664

Ft Green Area - HWY 62 - 5 acres with 3BR/2BA CB Home -
Computer Room - Outbuilding - Fenced - Trees - Excellent
Homesite - Additional information - call toll free 1-877-632-1906
ext 51 Reduced to $249,000.00 MLS#201124
ALWAYS WANTED A RANCH? This is your chance. Come see
this 20-acre parcel that is completely fenced, ready for cattle.
Build your dream home in the back of this property for lots of
privacy. Property has access from Ed Wells Rd. and Rabbit Run
Offered at $165,000.00 MLS#196045
New Listing in Ft. Meade - 2BR CB home with central air/heat -
Appliances included - very clean and well maintained - Priced to
sellat $139,000.00 MLS#202748
5 acres on Steve Roberts Special - $100,000.00 MLS#202192
9 acres plus - eastern part of Hardee County $109,000.00 MLS
#202819
One-acre +- CB home 3 BR could be 4BR/2BA - Price Reduced
to $205,000.00 MLS #199369

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can I
access them anytime!
OPPRTUITY- 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
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734


Lisa Douglas
Jessie Sambrano
Noey Flores


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
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L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


'97 DODGE 1500 EXT. CAB - will
consider trading for vehicle with
V6 or 4 cylinder. May see at 722
7th Ave., Apt. B, Wauchula. 5:1nc
'89 DODGE B250 van, runs great,
new tires, $700. (863) 781-3232.
5:1p
2000 CHEV. S-10 PU, 4 cylinder, 5-
speed, AC, gas saver, $3,700
OBO. 863-735-1339. 5:1 p
1978 FORD F250 pickup, V8, runs
and shifts good, needs steering
coupler, $600 OBO. 863-832-1320.
5:1p


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


2005 CHEVY MALIBU, 60,000
actual miles, $5,500 cash. Must
sell. 781-1062. 5:1c
2000 MONTE CARLO, $4,000
cash. 781-1062. 5:1c
1997 DODGE RAM van, 10 pas-
senger seating with working
wheelchair lift. Call 863-773-2022
for more information. $4,000.
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1995 FORD F-150, V8, 5.0 engine,
new muffler and headers, runs
great, 74,000 miles, $3,300; trans-
mission for 1998 Ford Ranger,
4.0, V6, automatic transmission
w/OD, $300. Call 773-9549 day-
time - 735-1396 evenings.
4:24-5:1 p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


Zolfo Springs
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Bo says.... "I won't be undersold!!"
Bo Espino g llgg [ M
Auto Technician

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SLAKE BUFFUM
LAWN CARE


Affordable Rates
Reliable Service


Stephen Judah c4:24-515p 863-781-9532







Joe L-Davs.
IN C., R E A L T 0R S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
CREATOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
R EALO JOHN H. O'NEAL
Juan Delatorre
(863) 781-1128
See more listings at - www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Green St: Very nice starter 20� ac grove in Villa Citrus
home. $60,000! w/micro-jet irrigation.
$239,000!
Bring the tractor! This 4� acs
& house is about ready & great
for farming! $130,000! Generous 1.5� ac residential
lot in Okeechobee Co is priced
Remodeling in process. below assessed value for great
4BR/2BA CB home for only investment! $30,000!
$95,000!
Are you ready for this? The These three 5� ac tracts in
one and only nightclub in western Hardee Coare ready
Hardee Co! $875,000! for your new home! All three
have paved rd frontage. Listed
Huge house w/lots of potential for $100,000 each! Owners
Large corner lot zoned C-. or each Owners
$150,000! motivated!
Now this is country riverfront Stellar location! 10� ac Val
property! 20� acs w/750�ft of grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
relaxing Peace River frontage. diesel power unit, drain tile &
$190,000! micro-jet irrigation. Also
Gorgeous 37� acs on the Peace fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
River has native areas, tree-
lined paths, open p a s t u re, 65� ac E&M-40� acs & Val-
hiking trails and 1400�ft of 25� acs grove in SW Hardee
river frontage. Property is Co has 12" well & new barn.
fenced. $685,000! Extensive reset program.
Lovingly maintained 3BR, Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
2BA CB home in Bowling
Green sits on 0.84 ac. Includes POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
attached garage & detached CING! Ten 5-6� ac Homesites
barn with three-bay carport. available w/some deed restric-
$160,000! tions. Friendship area, Hardee
97� ac ranch in the heart of Co. $125,000 each!
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing & PRICE REDUCED! Turn-key
ponds. Entertain in the unique car wash operation w/6 open
5BR/5BA, 9000�SF CB home. bays, 1 automatic wash bay,
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, vacuum equipment, vending.
pine paneling & beams, garden $435,000!
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.--.....781-0153 DAVID ROYAL-..........781-3490
MONICA REAS........-.....773-9609 SANDY LARRISON......832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.....781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON.----......
JAMES STALLINGSA...412-4379
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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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.
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NOW HIRING - Island of
Adventure Childcare Center, must
have CDA. Call 767-0800. 5:ltfc
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT -
Full time, benefits, salary nego-
tiable with experience, fax
resume to 863-735-8202. 5:1 p
PART-TIME TRUCK driver for
ornamental plant nursery. Apply:
Peace River Growers, 3521 N.
Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL.
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LOOKING FOR MOTIVATED indi-
vidual to do auto detailing.
Candidate must be able to under-
stand quality and pay attention to
detail. That candidate will be able
to operate as if the business is
theirs and will be allowed flexible
work hours. Pay is negotiable
with experience. Contact (863)
773-2213 or (863) 781-4529 for
details. 4:24tfc
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY - Person
with auto retail skills, pays atten-
tion to details, self motivator,
great communication skills, com-
puter and bookkeeping knowl-
edge a+, bilingual a+, must be
willing to work on Saturday every
other week. Will train right per-
son. Base pay, plus commission.
Contact (863) 773-2213 for appli-
cation or appointment. 4:24tfc


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


GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.


* Fill Dirt * Rock * Sand * Shell
* Pond Digging * Ditch Cleaning


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

:a. r .773-4478
-': - " Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
* Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates - Insured - 26 years experience
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Lonestar
Constructilox Corl -

General Contractor
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Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
wwwjimseerealtyv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker * James V See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051
1� acre. Great place for your 38.6� acre grove with 700 feet
new home! Close to schools, on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
shopping and hospital in road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Wauchula. Paved road front- Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned well and 6" deep well.
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500 10� beautiful acres ready to
UNDER CONTRACT! 3 BR/ build on. Plenty of shade trees
UNDER CONTRACT! 3 BR/
in a great country setting.
2 BA home in golf course com- 150,000.
munity in Avon Park. $125,000 $150,000.
REDUCED! MUST SEE! Three 5 ac tracts located on
3BR/2 BA home on landscaped Johns Rd. Well located on one
lot. Granite countertops, stain- of the tracts. Price Reduced!
less appliances. 2 car garage. $89,900 each.
$159,900 -
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
PRICE REDUCED! Water- located on East Main Street in
front property! 2BR/2BA Wauchula. Price Reduced to
mobile home in Punta Gorda. $74 900 each.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer Commercial Property. 18.90�
concessions possible. Priced acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
right at $165,000! room/2 Bath house. $450,000.
NEW LISTING! 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home in Golfview. Big 1+ One of a kind development
acre lot. 2 car garage. property. 300� acres in
$225,000. Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
PRICE REDUCED! 10 acre 700� acres in Eastern Sarasota
citrus grove in Polk County. County. High & Dry. Hamlet
Fruit currently included, designation. Plenty of paved
Lake frontage. Production for road frontage.
2007-08 approximately 3,900
boxes. Only $139,900! 2.9� ac Commercial property
Great income potential! Du- on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
$58,000! Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home & water available. Hardee
with many extras. Home was County. $400,000
built in 2000 and all appli-
ances are included. Land- 3.19� acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
escaped yard with several fruit of room for several businesses.
trees and even a pecan tree. Potential income already in
$148,900. place. Hwy 17 across from
Two mini-ranches! One is Walmart. $1,200,000.
5.95� acres, the other is 6.65�
acres. $99,500 each Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
5.02� acres in the country! able. 127� acres! Call for price
$115,000 and details!
70� acres of prime develop- COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
ment property. City water and VISIBILITY? - Put your busi-
sewer allocated. Annexed and
osewrallocted.Annexeda ness here! Located on Norfh &
rezoned to single family with ess here! Located on Norh &
Developers Agreement. South bound Hwy 17. North
$20,000 per acreA. end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$20 0 pr $195,000
170.8� acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka Commercial property. 1.28�
City area. 2600 feet of front- acres. Frontage on Main Street
age on State Road 64. and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 m Miguel A. Santana (863)677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863)677-1499 Calvin Bates (863)381-2242
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Classifieds


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MECHANIC - Heavy equipment,
diesel, welding, experienced. Call
863-993-1138 Arcadia. 5:1 c
LOOKING FOR FULL time
mechanic vith experience in har-
vesting equipment. Please apply
in person @ 182 Boyd Cowart
Rd., Wauchula 33873. If you have
any questions please call 863-
773-6195. 5:1-8c

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RENT TO OWNI 3/2, big back-
yard, good neighborhood. (786)
218-5236 or 773-0065. 4:24-5:1 p
NEW DOUBLEWIDE mobile
home, 3 BR/2 Bath on 5 acres,
Zolfo Springs, $155,000. 954-324-
5732. 4:17-5:15p



PIGS OR HOGS for sale, cheap.
Call 863-773-0168. 4:24-5:22p
PUREBRED ANGUS and Brangus
bulls for sale. Call Don Bennelt
773-4642. 4:17-5:8c


4 FOOT BUSH HOG goes behind
tractor, like new, $500 OBO. 863-
735-1339. 5:1 p
PROM DRESSES - $10 to $45
each. All sizes. 863-735-1339.
5:1p
5 RETAIL CLOTHING racks, $25
each. Call 773-9595. 5:1p
PRICE REDUCED! $3,500 com-
mercial mower, Hustler Super
MiniZ, 44". 781-0012. 5:1tfcdh
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.NexagenUSA.com/Texas babe.
1-877-289-4730. Distributor need-
ed. 863-221-6288. 4:17-5:15p


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

PRICE REDUCED! Well maintained and
move-in ready this 4B/2.5Bth home has lovely
fireplace in family room; spacious bedrooms;
high ceilings and hardwood floors. See today!
$137,000
TORREY OAKS HOME! 3B/2Bth NEW
HOME; bonus room, high ceilings, upgraded
light fixtures, lovely master suite, great kitchen
with all the extras, 3 car garage; superior work-
manship and so much more! Call for an
appointment to see this outstanding home.
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
Nice oaks on this 15 acres plus C/B home;
3B/lBth; 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


FOR SALE - MOBILE HOME,
12x60, screen room, carport,
Crystal Lake Village, 2431
Begonia Dr., Lot 19, $5,000 OBO.
Wauchula, FL. Must sell. 863-773-
5130 or 989-673-6980. 5:1-8p
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 4:24-6:26p
LOWEST PRICES in mobile
homes in Central Florida. We take
trade-ins. No down payments
deals with your lot equity. We
have very easy financing avail-
able. Call 863-773-2007.
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3 TRAILERS FOR SALE in
Wauchula Hills, $150,000. 863-
533-6805. 4:24-5:1 c
3 MOBILE HOMES for sale,
$150,000 OBO on two large lots.
863-245-1507. 4:17-5:15p
NEW 2008 MOBILE HOME and
lot, 3 BR, 2 BA, city sewer and
water, 2050 Petteway, Wauchula
Hills, $70,000, owner pays clos-
ing. Carol's Realty, 863-412-8932
or 941-627-2769. 3:6tfc


FREE - Cur puppies, 863-781-
9014. Both parents hog dogs.
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PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
*Fill Dirt *Tree Removal
*Stum nmoval Dragline
*'Track Hoe * -ng *
* Shell Clay * Top Sonu
* Bulldozer * Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
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$ I 00/Load
tlhlr, 5 mile r3dlus of Zollo Sprnris
Fill*Top Soil*-Hard Pan
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CUSTOM
AIRBRUSHING
*Autos A (
*Wall Murals a
AHomes and
Businesses* i
Garage Screens
James Strickland
Owner/Artist
(863) 445-0549
Hundreds of pictures
online, _j


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson


SELECT YOUR BUILDING PLAN and watch
your new home be constructed; 3 and 4 bed-
room floor plans; prices start at $133,000
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
5 acre tract of land; paved road frontage; great
home site. $125,000


1* SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON [B
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 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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$105,000
80 AC, Brownville,
$15,000 per acre.
OWNER FINANCING
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MAKING RIR:AI. E AE RIAI.EASY."
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-HIH-TZU PUPPY, CKC, shots,
HC, $350 cash. 863-767-0458.
, 5:1p
FREE TO GOOD home, 8 month
golden lab, needs room. 863-445-
0445. 5:1nc
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh


5 ACRES - beautiful, cleared, with
pond, $59,000 OBO. 863-253-
9098. 5:1-29p


VERY NICE 2BR/2BA, remodeled
Inside, fenced yard, $750 month.
First, last and security. 863-735-
1339. 5:1p
NEW SUMMER RATES - Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:1ftfc
3/2 HOUSE - good neighborhood.
786-218-5236 or 863-773-0065.
4:24-5:1 p
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-302-1563, 863-
773-2177. 4:24-5:22p


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE
773-5994 f I
Topsy See
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
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 win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
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.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900. 5:,c

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


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 shaded 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.
NURSERY ROAD!!! 33 ACRES high and dry with
frontage on 2 paved roads. 3 Bedroom 2Bath CB
home with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place
for a nursery. $579,000.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3BR, 1B, central A/H located
on busy Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Great for
Business or Home or Both. Only $85,000.
MONEY MAKING DUPLEX!!! Incoming producing
investment property already has tenants 2/1 and
1/1 with Fireplaces, Priced at $120,000. Make
Offer!!
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. Reduced from
$153,000 to $145,000.

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


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
JUST LISTED!!! 27.5 acres with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in the Center Hill area fronts
beautiful Payne Creek. Includes 12 acres of irrigated citrus groves and barn. Seller wil
consider dividing property into parcels. Call today for details. $350,000.
WOW!!I 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 from $355,000 to
$345,000. IIWOW!!
ENJOY THE SUNSET!!! 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 Todayl!!
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIETIII This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and
Septic Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home. $150,000. :1
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NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri.,
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monthly rent from $595 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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781-1062 AL-


Call today!


Bily Don't delay ...


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.
SIMPLY CHARMING!!! Immaculately clean 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport, nice
neighborhood, all on .28 AC lot. REDUCED!!!
ONLY $82,500.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home
features a large kitchen and Inside utility room
for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice - 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good condition, present-
ly rented. Need extra income, Good Investment.
In walking distance to town!! Only $67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND Is located on beauti-
ful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your own
vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!!! Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!!!
5 ACRES - $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!! On this Residential
Lot in this Nice Neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
AFFORDABLE!! This well maintained 3 Bedroom,
1 Bath home on 1 acre of land in nice quiet area
of Bowling Green has large barn and chainlink
fenced yard. Must See!! $119,500.


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2BR/1BATH, central air & heat in
Zolfo Springs. 735-2626. 5:1c
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE home at
Charlie Creek, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished w/washer & dryer, $750
per month. $300 deposit. 863-
781-4095 or 863-781-4097.
5:1-29p
3BR/1 BATH, central air & heat,
large lot, very nice. 735-2626.
5:1c
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-2177. 4:24-5:22p
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


15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-.
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
2177. 4:24-5:22p
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.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
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
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc


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)


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661 * FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS
Instructors are needed for classes in the following areas:


* Air Conditioning (DeSoto)
* English �
* Health
* History
* Humanities


* Mathematics
* Political Science (Lake Placid)
* Sociology
* Speech


Many other opportunities for qualified adjunct instructors are
anticipated. Education and experience requirements for posi-
tions vary, but general guidelines for SFCC's program areas fol-
low:


Associate in Arts Degree:
Associate in Science Degree:

Adult Education Programs:
Vocational Certificate:
Community Education:


18 graduate hours in field and a
Master's degree.
Associate's degree (Bachelor's pre-
ferred) and 2 years of related
experience.
Bachelor's degree required for most
courses.
Extensive occupational experience.
Expertise in a personal enrichment
activity.


If you are qualified to join our roster of fine adjunct faculty mem-
bers, please call or stop by the SFCC Human Resources Office
(located on the Avon Park campus) or any of our satellite cam-
puses and centers. Teaching opportunities are anticipated in
Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring, and Wauchula.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Avon Park), on SFCC's web site, or at any SFCC satellite cam-
pus/center.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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Ranch Groic Rcaly, LL


2BR, 2B, In Town 2 BR, 2B, Pool, 5 ac.
$124,900 $199,900


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3BR, 3B, 2 AC.
$2399900 $229,900


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


Make Your Vac. Plans now! BrsoCity Mt. Cabin Rental, Sleeps
4-5, very secluded. $55Oe wLiF -
One lot left in eWhis eep
10 ac. Val. grove, P -. Call David.
30 ac. with 10 ac. ian, I alenci c. beautiful oaks,
microjet irrig. 12-in. e . Call
57 acres - GON 3E D rING

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4BR/1BA, $800/mon., $800/de-
posit. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-251-
2038. 4:10-5:8p
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


PAUL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
is back in business, guaranteed,
lowest repair cost. 863-781-3232.
5:1p
HOUSEKEEPING - Call Linda.
Residential or commercial.
Reasonable rates. 781-5636.
4:17-24p
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


Robby Albritton, Vice-President
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
Fax (863) 735-9228
ralbritton @ eloinc.net
www.elonic.net
159 State Road 64 East * Zolfo Springs, FL 33890










* 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.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CF Industries, Inc. currently has an opening for the fol-
lowing position at its Hardee Phosphate Complex in Fort
Green, Florida.
HUMAN RESOURCES SUPERVISOR

The ideal candidate will possess a BS Degree in Business
or a related field with 5 - 10 years of experience in Human
Resoures Management, including employee development
and recruiting, salary administration and benefits coordi-
nation.
CF offers a competitive salary and an outstanding bene-
fits package.
Qualified candidates may send resume and salary require-
ments in confidence to:
Human Resources
CF Industries, Inc.
P. O. Box 1549
Wauchula, FL 33873
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Customer's Wanted!


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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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UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'll
make it shine again, refinish,:
reglaze. 863-253-1845.
4:17-5:15p
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 4:3-5:1 p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:1 p


B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:3p
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


Maintenance Technician
ECMHSP has 5 child care facilities & 1 office in Hardee,
Polk & Manatee Counties. Seeking Mainenance
Technician with experience in general maintenance,
repair or building construction. Ensure compliance with
building codes. Must have working knowledge of build-
ing trades including carpentry, plumbing & HVAC.
Skill at or near journeyman level in 2 or more trades.
GED or HS Diploma. Basic computer skills. Work vehi-
cle provided. Must have a valid driver's license and
clean record. Minimum starting hourly rate of $14.10 to
$15.56 depending on experience. Excellent benefits.
Send resume by May 2nd to: James Finnegan, Head
Start Administrator, East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project - 3700 DMG Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811 or fax
to (863) 401-3986. EOE, ADA c15:l1





KELLER WILLAMS

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Mikey Colding / Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Broke
L>

[ * New Listing * *

3900+ sq. ft. CB home, 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, BG, $99,000.
Call Dane today! This one won't last long.
* Asking $8,500/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 29-40-60 acre parcels or buy as a whole 100
acre tract. Wells, barn & trailer on property. Call for more
details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of 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. d
* 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) 781-1698 for more details.
* 30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
Reduced to $325,000.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
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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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A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track... an inch between
wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.
-Henry Ward Beecher


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
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Ev
Wednesday night at 6:30 p
Located at the SFCC Ann
Room #105, Hwy. 17 No
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 4
119 Section 5 Paragraph B
Hardee County Ordinance 87
Section 10 Paragraph D reqi
all ads for any construction-re
ed service to carry the contr
tor's license number.


SATURDAY - 8 to 3, 210 Orange
St., Bowling Green. 5:1p
COMMUNITY YARD SALE -
behind dollar stores, Wauchula,
everything from electronics to
bunk beds to baby clothes. Must
come! 5:1p


(West Side of Orange Train Car, Bowling Green)
Tires, fishing Poles, New and Used
Merchandise Added Weekly,
Lots of Everything
Ellen's Thrift Shop
4709 N. Central Ave - Bowling Green
(863) 375-2270 c15:,l


ILORIDA ROAD MAAT IIALS
Specializing in Asphalt Paving

Driveways * Parking lots * Roadways

(863) 445-0011


Shane Harned, Owner
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'e THURSDAY/FRIDAY - 2324
'.m. Gebhart Rd., Wauchula. 5:1p
rx, SALE - EDNA'S PLACE - beds, POST
refrigerators, stoves of all kinds, OFFICE
-nc lots of exterior and interior doors,
189- and windows of all sizes, sheds OW
and :with and without floors, we will HIRING
'-09 move to your property. 767-8822.
ulre 5:1c
la- FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7-?, 721
rac- Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula.
dh Clothes, what-nots, lots of things. u i
5:1D


FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 8 a.m. - 1
p.m., Lydia's House, 601 N.
Florida Ave., Wauchula. 5:1c
SATURDAY - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 405
S. 7th Ave., Wauchula. 5:1p
SATURDAY - 8 till ?, lots of misc.
items, also firewood for sale. 614
East Saunders St., Wauchula.
773-3292. 5:1p
SATURDAY - 8-4, Manager's Sale
- Sofas, beds, chests, dining
table, chairs, clothes, toys.
Bowling Green Storage. 5:1p
FRIDAY ONLYI 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Metheny Rd. Lots of things for
everyone. 5:1p
SATURDAY - 8-?, 590 Airport Rd.
DVD player, Eagles,' movies,
games, toys, clothes, misc. 5:1p
WED. TO SAT., 8 A.M - 7 P.M., 311
Carlton St. 1,000 new items from
babies to grandpa clothes, differ-
ent kind of plants, other little
knick-knacks. Everything must
go. Lots of furniture. 5:1p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 8 to ? on
corner of Oak & 2nd Ave. 5:1p
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY -
5018 Willow Avenue, BG. 1954
Buick, misc. 375-2639. 5:1p








NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2003 Buick
VIN# 2G4WS52J431104731
10 a.m. May 19, 2008
Mr. E Pre-Owned Autos
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL 33873
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BraI yEa Serice.;o f:; IM h iims


IP L I G O T R EU U I EI C


Tree Trimming * qtump Grinding
Complete Tree Removal * Land Clearing

*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089
Liceonsd a Insured Accpt M/C a Vian


NEW FURNITURE EVE YTHIN -ir
FOR LESS! WE"TOUCH . -
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up, TURN 0i
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette - ML TURNS1 - -S TO15
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up, MLS 10435- MLS 10155-
200-Rebliners $297 up, Enjoy country living in this $OLD" Peaceful country setting on
200-Recliners$297up, 3/2 home on over 7 acres. 5+ acres with native trees.
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,228,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc 8,9 $93,000
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Liviiigroom g E .
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE -
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North * Sebring - MLS 10130 - - MLS 10481 - - MLS 10493 -
Florida Beautiful 3/2 concrete block 5 peaceful acres with 2 wells, Lovely 11.65 acres loaded
Next to Lowes & across home in gorgeous subdivision, septic, creek & more. with grandfather oaks.
from Home Depot $159,000 $79,000 $190,000
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PPea ace River Electric Cooperative. Inc
P.O. Box 1310*Wauchula, Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116*fax (863) 773-3737* www.preco.org

A Touchstone Energy* Cooperative _4_

Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking an

Cable Locater

We are looking for someone special because not just anyone can do this work. Our team-
oriented company is growing and frankly, we need the help. But we aren't willing to settle for
second best. This work isn't easy and requires a willingness to work outside in all types of
weather. You may be subject to call out, and we expect you to respond. If you are the selected
candidate we require that you live within 30 minutes of the District Office to which you will be
assigned, this position is based out of Wauchula. We are looking for someone with both primary
and secondary cable locating experience. You must be 18 years of age, have a high school
diploma or GED and possess a Commercial Driver's License.

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


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

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

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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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 # 3 Richard Hartley
Unit # 9 Misty Camacho Unit #10 Donnie Hunt
Unit #12 Laurie Key Unit #20 Daniel Longoria
Unit #29 Christina Thompson Unit #39 Joni Coker
Unit #40 Janell Ward Unit #41 Annie Talio
Unit #55 Vadye Miller c14:17,24;5:1c


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* JUAN DELATORRE
CALL ME
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3430 Garrard Rd. Ft. Meade Lk Buffum home - $200,000
1933 SR 64 W. Zolfo Springs Home & 12� acs - $350,000
405 Georgia St. Wauchula - $125,000
708 Steve Roberts Sp. Zolfo Springs Home & 4� acs - $130,000
619 Green St. Wauchula $60,000
4401 Beechwood Rd. Ft Green $95,000
601 N 8th Ave. Wauchula 4/2 CB - $153,000
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10B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2008


Angels Oppose Each Other


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The littlest softball players,
the Dixie Angels, battle each
evening.
The five teams contend with
each other mightily, with -vary-
ing degrees of success. There
are no unbeaten teams in this 7
to 10-year-old division.
At the en4 of the first two
weeks, the Pink Sox are statisti-
cally in the lead with a 4-1
record. The Lady Bugs are at 3-
1, the Orange Blossoms at 3-1-
1, and the Cowgirls and Dia-
monds finishing up the stand-
ings.
Playing for the Pink Sox are
10-year-olds Caitlin Dufresne,
Anna Erekson, Josie Hancock,
Tara McNabb, Alyssa-Mae Tat-
um and Taylojay Roberts; 9-


year-olds Amber Mendoza,
Jessica Bembry, Morgan Crews
and Brook Faulk; and 8-year-
old Rayann Kulig.
For the Lady Bugs, the play-
ers are 10-year-olds Cheyanne
Gough and Tatiana Juarez; 9-
year-olds Gabrielle Allen, Ille-
ana Flores, Desiree Ford, Taylor
Graham and Jamee Keller; 8-
year-olds Sarah Welch, Sophie
Cardenas, Karley Owens and
Nubia Gomez; and 7-year-old
Briana Juarez.
Taking the field for the
Orange Blossoms, 10-year-olds
Claudia Klein, Cheyenne Pohl,
Karley White, Senaida Garcia
and Alexandra Dotson; 9-year-
olds Emily Bennett, Hannah
Carlton, Shayna Harned and
Rosienell Rivers; 8-year-old
Jolie Pleger; and 7-year-old


Alicia Lopez.
Making plays for the Cow-
girls are 10-year-olds Morgan
Walters and Yadira Castillo; 9-
year-olds Christian Napier, Eli-
zabeth Ysasi and Danielle
Zuniga; 8-year-olds Ashleigh
Adams, Destinee Jackson-Pace,
Cori-Ann Rosales, Lilianna
Ponce, Yasmin Ramirez and
Kaela Villegas; and 7-year-old
Marisol Montanez.
Doing the scoring for the
Diamonds are 10-year-olds
Savannah Aubry, Mara Good-
wyn and Kristian Judah; 9-year-
olds Cynthia Briones, Tamara
Griffis, Catalina Longoria and
Madison Rucker; 8-year-olds
Alexandra Brant, Bridgette
Conley and Mallery Gough;
and 7-year-old Michaela
Villarreal.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, CITY
COMMISSION, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN
AMENDMENT TO THE BOWLING GREEN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, IDENTIFIED BY
ORDINANCE TITLE AS FOLLOWS:

ORDINANCE 2007-09: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF
BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA; SPECIFICALLY, ADDING A PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY COMMISSION ON TUESDAY MAY
13, 2008 AT 7:00 PM IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT 104 EAST MAIN STREET.

COPIES OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE CAN BE OBTAINED AT CITY HALL, 104
EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY BETWEEN
THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM AND 4:00 PM.

ANY PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK ON THESE ORDINANCES MAY ATTEND THE
PUBLIC HEARING AND BE HEARD. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), ANYONE WHO NEEDS A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR
THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 375-2255 AT LEAST 48
HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

ANY PERSON WHO DESIRES TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THE BOARD WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS BE MADE TO INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-13
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
NUmber 2008-13 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th day of
May 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office
of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may
appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-13
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY .15 ACRES LOCATED AT 201 WEST BAY STREET, WAUCHULA, DES-
IGNATED AS THE 'UF BAY-201 PROPERTY", FROM CITY "R-3 MULTI-
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "C-1 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL'; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs .or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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

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


City of Wauchula
Zoning Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-13 Exhibit "A"
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to
the Comprehensive Plan will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2007-17 will be
presented to the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th
day of May 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2007-17
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, ADDING A PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACILITY ELE-
MENT, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT 07-01-SC"
(SCHOOL CONCURRENCY), AND CONCURRENTLY REVISING THE
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT TO THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF THIS ORDI-
NANCE TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
FOR REVIEW AND A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR COD-
IFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the procpedingst.he will need
a recordbf the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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INVITATION TO BID

Project: Zolfo Springs
Police/Fire Station
Zolfo Springs, Florida
Owner: The Town of Zolfo Springs
3210 Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890
Architect: Chastain-Skillman, Inc.
363 U.S. 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 382-4160
Bids Received: Until Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Office of the Owner as
given above. Submit Bid in duplicate in sealed envelope with the project name and with
the Bidder's name clearly marked on the outside.

Document Distribution: Documents are available for public inspection at the office of the
Architect. Copies of the Drawings and Specifications may be purchased at the office of
the Architect for the non-refundable printing charge of $100.00 per set. No partial sets
will be issued.

Questions: Direct all questions to Suzanne Hunnicutt, Project Architect, Chastain-
Skillman, Inc., at address given above. All questions and requests for approval of alter-
nate materials or manufacturer's must be submitted to Architect seven days prior to bid
date.

Addenda issued during the bidding period will be sent to General Contractors and to
Plan Rooms that have been issued complete sets of Drawings and Specifications.

Bond Required: Bid Bond, Cashier's Check or Certified Check in the amount of 5 per-
cent of proposal (Base Bid) must accompany bid. All bids must also be accompanied
by an executed "Public Entity Crime" form and "Drug Free Workplace" form. A Public-
Construction Bond in the amount of 100 percent of contract amount will be required of
successful bidder.

Bid Withdrawal: No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 30 days after date set
for openings thereof.

Owner's Responsibility: Owner intends to award a contract to the Bidder which best suits
his interest. Owner reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid and to reject any
or all bids in whole or in part, with or without cause. Bid bonds and/or certified checks
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May 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
.CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 25-2007CA-000591
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting , through Rural
Development, formerly Farmers
Home Administration (FmHA),
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA),

Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL RICHARDSON and
JESSE JAMES MOORE, benefici-
aries of CARLEE FRANCIS
MOORE and MARY E. MOORE,
Deceased; and JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE, representing all
unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, Ilenors,
creditors, trustees, or other
claimants by, through, under, or
against CARLEE FRANCIS
MOORE and MARY E. MOORE,
deceased, and all parties having a
claim, right, title or interest in the
property herein; and JOHN ROE;
representing the unknown occu-
pant of the subject property
address: 3106 Hickory Street,
Zolfo Springs, FL;

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Summary Judgment
entered In the above entitled
cause In the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property located in Hardee
County, Florida, being specifically
described as follows:

Lot 1 and the North 1/2 of Lot
2, Block 2, Roberts and
Skipper Resubdivision of
Roberts & Skipper Addition
Sto the Town of Zolfo Springs,
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 1, Page 2-119

at public sale to the highest and
best bidder, for cash on the front
steps of the Hardee' County
Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 21 day of May, 2008.

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

If you are a person with a disabill-
ty who needs any accommodation
In order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office� of . the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if
you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TOD (863) 534-7777 or florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED 4-21-08.

Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
4:24, 5:1c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008CP00038
IN RE: ESTATE OF

THOMAS DALE GAINOUS
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Thomas Dale Gainous,
deceased, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 25200aCP000038, the
address of which is: 417 West
Main Street, Suite.202, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and'
addresses of the Personal
Representative and of the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have
claims.. or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN. THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

I The date of first publication of
tIIs Notice Is April 24, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Gayle G. Gainous
3925 Sunset Drive
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
David G. Fisher
Florida Bar No. 025946
Peterson & Myers, P.A.
P.O. Box 1079
Lake Wales, FL 33859-1079
Telephone: (863) 676-7611
Fdx: (863) 676-0643 4
0 4:24:51 c


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, Third Floor,
Courtroom A, 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) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Timmons
as his Deputy Clerk
4:17-5:8c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 252008CP000040
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

HELEN A. BRYAN, deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HELEN A. BRYAN, deceased,
whose date of death was
November 3, 1920, and whose
social security number is 262-26-
3080, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. The
name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with,
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
'BARRED.


The date of the first publication
of this Notice is May 1, 2008.

Personal Representative:
THOMAS D. BRYAN
Post Office Box 362
Nocatee, FL 34268

LARRY E. BRYAN
901 Kings Road
Hinesville, GA 33131

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION

Case No. 25 2008 DR 000 240

IN THE INTEREST OF:
MANUELITA A GUZMAN
DOB: 10/24/03
CHILD


NOTICE OF ACTION

TilE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
LUIS ALBERTO GUZMAN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on CARLY J. LAMBERT, Esq.,
counsel for Petitioners, whose address
is Post Office Box 1748 or 502 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida,
33873, on or before Monday, May 26,
2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this Court, at Post Office Box
1749 or 417 West Main Street, Room
202, Wauchula, Florida 33873, before
service on CARLY J. LAMBERT,
Esq., counsel for the Petitioners, or
immediately thereafter.

IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO. A,
DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED.
AGIANST YOU FOR THE RELIEF
DEMANDED IN THIS PETITION.

Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information, Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
"If you are a person with a disability,
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled at no oai 1 ) you, to
the provision or certain..assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
administrator, who Telephone (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days
of your receipt of this Notice of
Action. If hearing impaired,.(TDD)
863-534-7777, or via Florida Relay
Service 711."

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on day of April,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: "
As Deputy Clerk
4:24;5:1c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 00450
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,


Plaintiff,


ROSEANN M. MITCHELL,
MICHAEL L. MAKOWSKI, THE
ESTATE OF FRED A. MAKOWSKI
a/k/a FRED ANDREW MAKOWSKI,
DECEASED, PAM MILLER
MAKOWSKI, and SANDRA KAY
OSTEEN f/k/a SANDRA KAY
MAKOWSKI

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO FLORIDA STATUTES
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT
OF FORECLOSURE AND AWARD
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES dated April
21, 2008, in the above styled
cause, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 at
11:00 A.M. on May 21, 2008, the
following described property as
set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES, to wit:

Lots 1 and 2 of Block "B",
Wauchula Heights Addition to
the City of Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the fol-
lowing described property:

Begin at an iron pipe at the
SE corner of Lot 2, Block "B"
of Wauchula Heights
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, for a point.
of beginning, run thence
West along the South line of
said Lot 2 a distance of 30
feet to a point; run thence


2 Lead Dixie Youth


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As the Dixie Youth complet-
ed the second week of play,
there are a pair of teams tied for
the division win.
Both the All Creatures
Animal Hospital Yankees and
Florida Fuel Mets were at 4-1
as the week ended. Behind them
are the Joe L. Davis Braves,
Chapman Fruit Co. Red Sox,
Vision Ace Hardware Reds,
Hardee Signs +Tees Rays and
Countryside Growers Tigers.
. There was a double-header
last Monday. The Field 2 game
was a nail-biter, vwith the Reds
tip-toeing past the Tigers 16-14.
Leadoff batter Reed Woods
headed the Reds -with four
scores. Zack Carranco and
Steve Crews each circled the
bases three times. Tyler Hewett
put a pair of runs on the board
and William McClelland, Brad-
ley Brewer, Zack Crews, Austin
Stoner and Keith Powell added
a run each. Also contributing
were Quinton Sanchez, Dylan
Norwood, Lane Ball and Bran-
don Hill, who tripled.
Russell Weems, David Badil-
lo, Kyler Caskey and Ruben
Olmos were each twin-tally bat-
ters for the Tigers. Olmos
socked a three-run homer in the


Northwesterly a distance of
48.85 feet more or less to the
North line of said Lot 2 to a
point; run thence East along
the North line of Lot 2 a dis-
tance of 30 feet to the East
boundary of said Lot 2; run
thence Southeasterly along
the East boundary of said Lot
2 a distance of 48.85 feet to
iron pipe for point of begin-
ning; all lying in Lot 2, Block
"B" of Wauchula Heights
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, recorded
in O.R. Book 313, Page 602,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.

Dated this 21 day of April.

SB. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of Courts at 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870-3701, telephone
(863) 773-4174, no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida Relay
Services at (800) 955-8770.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
4:24, 5:1c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:252007CA000068
AVELINO MIRANDA and
BALBINA MIRANDA,
husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GERALD J. ARSENAULT and
BONNIE S. ARSENAULT,
husband and wife,
Defendants,

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final decree of
Foreclosure 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: .

Lot 6:and 7 of Block 4 of
Alexander & Smith Addition
to City of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 2, Page 66,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
Street Address: 309 Illinois
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
33873.
at public sale, to the highest bid-
der for cash, on the steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 W. MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, Florida, in accor-
dance with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on
the 7 day of May, 2008.

NOTICE: Any persons 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 15 day of APRIL,
2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

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.fifth inning. Adding a run each
were Conner Crawford, Adam
Salas, Cesar Fimbres, Glenn
Ellis, Cody McVay and Jackson
Starratt. Chipping in were Andy
Manley, Mike Tomlinson and
Joe Crosby.
Meanwhile, the Field I game
was a forfeit 1-0 win for the
Yankees,,who were trailing the
Mets 6-4 when the game was
called due to the participation
rule.
For the Yanks, Mason Gough
had homered among his twin
hits and three scores. Armando
Alamia had also scored. Other '
Yankees playing were Frank
Farias, Omar Alamia, Wilson.
Bembry, Jordon Jones, Kendall
Gough, Austin Altman, Aaron
Briones, Marco Briones, Austin
Judah and Jose Gonzales.
Dustin Goodwyn had tripled
among his twin hits for the
Mets. Cody Spencer also tripl-
ed. Dalton Reas had a pair of
hits. Goodwyn scored twice and
Kris Johnson, Garrett Albritton,
Wyatt Maddox and Wyatt
Montgomery all touched home.
Other Mets making plans were,
Tyler Bragg, Dalton Bryant,
Dalton Tubbs, Blake Crawley
and Mike Heine.
On Tuesday night, it was the
Field 1 game which was a close
encounter, when the Rays.
slipped past the Reds 14-11.
Julian Galvez and Marco
Deleon each homered for the
Rays. Tanor Durden tripled and
Alex Clarke doubled. Leadoff
batter Deleaon came around to
score three times. German
Figueroa, Clarke, Durden and
Galvez each put a pair of runs
on the board and Kevin Kunkel,
Devin Pearson and Sam Erik-
son added a run each. Other-
.contributing were Tristan Mont-
gomery, Mason Waters and
Hunter Bryant.
McClelland touched home
three times for the Reds. Stoner
was the only two-tally batter
and Hewett, Brewer, Ball,
Norward, Hill, Zach Crews,
Sanchez and Steve Crews each
added a run.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Braves bounced past the Red
Sox 6-1.
Kramer Royal tripled, dou-


bled and singled for the Braves.
Tyler Helms and Roby Paris
each also had three hits, helping
other batters to score. Jacob
Bolin and Royal were the only
batters to touch home twice.
Paris and Seth MeGee each put
a run in the book. Also playing
were Ryan Ramirez, Dylan
Salas, Patrick Carlton, Chris
Lee, Glenn Kelly and Joel
.Urdiera.
Ezekiel Servin had twin hits
and scored the lone run fqr the
Red Sox. Luke Winter doubled.
Other Red Sox playing were
Marcus Battles, Cody Dyal,
Cole Choate, Ty Trammell,
Tomas Gomez, Zack Battles,
Chris Hull, Byron Kilpatrick,
Blaine Harshburger and Seven
Rodriguez.
In the only Thursday game,
the Yankees skipped past the
Rays 21-5.
Leadoff batter Farias tripled
and singled twice for the
Yankees. Omar Alamia and
Altman each doubled. Mason
Gough and Jones each added
three hits, including a double.
The Gough brothers and Farias
touched home three times
apiece.
The Rays did all their scoring
in the second inning, when De-
leon, Kunkel, Pearson, Mont-
gomery and Waters circled the
bases in a bat-around.
SBoth Friday night games
were wide open. On Field 1, the
Braves beat the Tigers 14-1.
Bolin tripled twice among his
three hits and triple scores for
the Braves. Paris also scored
three times. Royal also tripled
and scored. Seven other batters
each added a run.
For the Tigers, it was Crosby
with: the only trip around the
bases. Several other batters
were stranded before reaching
home.
In the Field 2, the Mets shut
out the Red Sox 13-0.
Areas and Maddox each
hofnered for the Mets, while
Albrittori tripled. The first five
batters touched home twice
apiece and three others had solo
scores.
. For the Red Sox, Winter and
omneiz each doubled. Gomez
was,the only two-hit batter.


O fThe6Agenda


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 following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of pub-
licinterest Times are approximate except for advertised pub-
lic hearings.
- Update on Florida's Heartland REDI, 8:35 a.m.
- Public hearing, continuation of six-cent local option fuel
tax, 9 a.m.
- Application for Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention
grant, 9:20 a.m
- Proclamation of Emergency Medical Services week, 9:30
a.m.
- Overview of jail operations, 9:35.
- Additional Property Appraiser attorney fees, 10:35 a.m.
- Ratification of public employees bargaining agreement.
- Election referendum on property tax exemptions for new
and existing business expansion.
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.





Braves Lead


Dixie Boys


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After two full weeks, the
Florida Fertilizer Braves stay
atop the 2008 Dixie Boys
standings.
In the three-team division,
which also plays games against
Mulberry, Fort Meade, Sebring
and Bartow, the Braves are
unbeaten in interdivision games
with a 2-0 record. The BJD
Excavating Red, Sox and the
Torrey Oaks Rangers are tied
for second place.
There were only a pair of
intrasquad games last week. On
Monday night, the Braves
nipped the Rangers 17-16, scot-
ing a run in the bottom of the
seventh to break a tie.
For the Braves, the heavy hit-
ter was Wintz Terrell who
smacked a trio of doubles and a
single. He put three runs on the
board. Justin Knight singled
twice, was safe on an error and
walked to put four runs on the
board. Carter Lambert, Dawson
Crawford and Sid Crews each
scored twice and Dylan Farr,
Vince Grimsley, Tyler Cloud
and Dalton Rabon added solo
scores. John Michael Chason
and Justin Forrester contributed


defensively.
Steve Hodges paced the
Rangers with a triple, double
and walk to circle the bases
three times. Leadoff batter
Matthew Grace also touched
home three times. Adding twin
tallies were Dalton Hewett,
Jeremy Rowe, Tyler Dyal and
Tanner Gough. Will Bennett
and Deonte Evans both put a
run on .the board. Michael
Race and Chris Tomlinson
chipped in defensively.
In the Thursday night game,
the.Rangers ran past the Red
Sox 14-2.
Hewett was the only three-
score. batter for the Rangers.
Matthew Grace, Hodges, Ben-
nett and Evans each scored
twice and Rowe, Dyall and
Gough each added a run. *
For the Red Sox, leadoff bat-
ter Jacob Altman and Murrell
Winter got all the way home.
Winter. and Garrett Mimbs were
the only twin-hit batters. Others
contributing to the game were
Daniel Miller, Ramiro Briones,
Dallas Juarez, Kaleb Bryant.
Dustin Scheel, Campbel Aubry..
bDerick Sambrano, Julian
Varela, Julian Rodriguez and
Justin Rickett.







12B The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2008


Greetings" from Fort Green.
This is a beautiful time of the
year. The trees are budding-out,
some orange blossoms still per-
fume the air, yard flowers are
blooming and, in general, we
live in a beautiful part of the
world in Fort Green.
We had a good church service
last week. Every Sunday we
have special music. Chip Walk-
er is our piano player and he
plays by ear, but one of his jobs
is to arrange for special music
each service. Charles Abbott,
Tim Casey and B.J. Haney pro-
vided the music this Sunday
morning Dennis Sasser intro-
duced them as NEW SOUND!
New or not, they sounded good.
Connie Rowe called last
week checking on Junior Coop-
er. Most everyone remembers
Junior. He is in The Oaks in
Lakeland, an assisted living
facility. He enjoys himself
everywhere he goes. Junior
recently turned 79. He was
always a hard worker and
would love for any of his
friends to come and see him.
Most people recall him walking
around town and holding his
walker up in the air!
Incidentally, Connie had a
birthday on April 23. We wish
her a happy birthday. This date
was also my grandpa's birthday.
He was born in 1881 and there
are some birthdays you always
remember. I only had one
grandparent growing up, so he
was special. My daughter only
had one grandparent and it
seemed like her children would
only have one, but then I remar-
ried in '98, so her children now
have two.
When my daughter, Avie, was
small I would tell her friends at


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church they were so lucky
because they had so many
grandparents. Most had four
and quite a few had the great-
grandparents. This is a blessing
that kids don't appreciate.
Faye and Randy Davis had to
take Norma to Orlando to the
doctor recently. Everyone has
so much for which we should
be thankful. Norma's report
was that she is still not healed
and to stay on the antibiotic.
Please remember to pray for lit-
tle Norma.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Blink are
members of our church. Mrs.
Blink's daughter and husband,
and their daughter and husband
and 3-year-old daughter drove
down from West Virginia for a
few days visit. This was four
generations! Of course it was
during our cold snap but they
thought the weather was won-
derful. While here, they took a
day trip to Disney. They were
watching one of the shows and
the 3-year-old turned to her
mother and said "I have never
seen anything like this in my
whole life!" Of course, this
impressed great-grandmother as
it would any grandparent!
Mr. John Alexander from
Tennessee is down visiting his
son, Michael and family. It is
always a pleasure to see him.
Hopefully, he will be able to
remain through Homecoming,
May 4.
Three of. the ladies were re-
doing the church bathroom. The
wallpaper started to come loose
and they thought it would be a
snap to remove it and just.paint
the walls. Big mistake. First,
removing the paper was a major
undertaking, then all the holes


Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


BACK PAIN!
Spring is here! Time for working in the yard, spring cleaning
and doing those projects around the house that have been put off
until warmer weather comes.
It's that time of year when we want to get things done, but
tackling them with great gusto can lead to a situation called "over-
doing it." This situation lends itself to sore muscles and back pain.
Most of us have had it, and have promised ourselves not to do that
again! We tend to forget the pain, however, and forge ahead with
hope that we can handle whatever stamina is needed to get the
things done we want to do.
And the back pain returns.
We need to better understand our backs. Back pain is a symp-
tom, not a diagnosis. Most of the time it can be related to specific
problems, such as:
Injuries - Sprains and fractures can cause short-term or
chronic pain. Sprains are tears in the ligaments that support the
spine and can be caused by twisting or lifting improperly.
Fractured vertebrae are often the result of osteoporosis, a condition
that causes weak, porous bones. Other accidents and falls can
injure the back, causing pain.
Acquired Conditions and Diseases - Arthritis, narrowing of
the spinal column, and fibromyalgia, infections and tumors can
cause pain in the spine. Osteoporosis can lead to painful fractures
of the vertebrae.
Mechanic Problems - The way your spine moves or the way
you feel when you move your spine can be a problem if you have
a condition called intervertebral disc degeneration, which means
that the discs between the vertebrae of the spine are breaking down
with age. As they deteriorate, they lose their ability to cushion.
Then when the back is stressed, pain results. Spasms, muscle.ten-
sion and ruptured discs are other mechanical problems which cause
back pain.
If you head to see your physician when back pain doesn't go
away soon, you can expect he will ask many questions regarding
the onset of the pain: Was it immediate or gradual? Were you lift-
ing or pushing recently? Have you had the pain before?
A physical examination will follow, possibly checking reflex-
es and sensation. About 90 percent of people with back pain
improve within 30 days. If not, the physician may order imaging,
a CT scan or MRI, both highly sophisticated tests that may reveal
the source of the problem.
Treatment goals are pain relief and restored movement, and
include rest, ice packs and aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs to relive pain and inflammation. Long-term
bed rest is not necessary for most cases of back pain, and can cause
recovery to be slower.
Most of the time, nonstrenuous activity can be resumed with-
in 72 hours.
Your physician may order physical therapy treatments to help
you regain full use of the back and strengthen the back muscles.
Other therapies and medications may also help and will be consid-
ered.
The best cure is still prevention. Be good to your back by
avoiding quick movements, hot lifting more than you are used to,
and taking rest breaks for your back while working.
Have a happy spring!


in the walls had to be filled in
with dry wall material and then
sanded! It made us ladies real-
ize we were not young kids
anymore. After putting on a
coat of "kill" that nearly ful-
filled its name on us, we were
thinking there was no way we
could finish this job. No one
was volunteering to help! Billy
Line came to the rescue. Our
hats are off to Billy, and we are
thankful he is a member of Fort
Green Baptist!
Brfanna Waters lives down
the road from me. The other day
we stopped to look at a new calf
and Brianna told me she made
the honor roll and her mama got
her a new CD by the Naked
Boys. Now, you adults, that is
the name of the band and it is
made up of 8- and 9-year olds
or so I was told. You would
think they could have come up
with a better name, but we are
happy Brianna for making the
honor roll and receiving this
reward!
Jane and Eddie Kennedy are
still under the weather and not
able to attend church. Jane
advised that Eddie has to go to
Lakeland weekly to the doctor.
Please pray for them both. He is
the sick one but she is the care-
giver and it is heartbreaking to
see your loved one's health
decline.
Mrs. Walker came to church
last Sunday night with her
- daughter in law, Debbie Walker.
It is always a blessing to see
Mrs. Walker. She is a charming
lady who does not look her age.
If you take a ride in the coun-
try you will see new calves
dropping. I pass Grayson
Braddock's home on the way to
church. He has a fairly large
cow with long horns. I bet they
are a yard from tip to tip. I point
her out to my granddaughter
every time we pass and she can-
not understand how I can think
that is such a pretty cow. She
has a pretty new calf. I hope it
has some long horns when it
grows up! There are two cows
on Polk Road that have the
extra long horns. Those two are
not as large as Grayson's but
they are equally pretty. Their
horns could possibly be longer.
Take a ride out and look; possi-
bly they are what was called
Texas Longhorns. Margie
Albritton's cow had a new calf
but would not let it nurse so
Margie is giving it a bottle
twice a day.
Kaylee Hogenauer was sick
with a virus and missed school
one day. She is feeling better
now. She and Holly Brown
were among the Wauchula
Elementary students who went
on a field trip to CF Industries.


Kaylee brought home a hard
hat, safety glasses and plenty of
shark teeth. She had a wonder-
ful time. They went on a
dragline and watched it work.
Barbara Casey is working on
a new cookbook for Fort Green.
She would like three recipes
from everyone. She wants a lit-
tle story included telling where
you got the recipe and other
items of interest about the
recipe. Please get your recipes
to her. She wants to get this pro-


ject completed.
Ashley Abbott is very proud
of her barrel horse. She had to
quit riding her recently and
early morning on April 22, she
gave birth to a little filly. She
named her Peppers Top Gun
and naturally, she is a little
beauty. Incidentally, Ashley
qualified to go the finals in
Mississippi for the NBHA.
Congratulations, Ashley and we
are proud ot you!
Betty Abbott showed me a


package of yellow-eye peas her
brother had mailed to her. They,
were packaged in her home-
town. I didn't know there was
such a thing. I am only familiar
with black-eye, purple hull,
conch, acre peas, and crowders.
Just a reminder, Fort Green
Baptist is having its Home-
coming on May 4. Please come
out and spend the day with us.
Please let me know of any
news in our community. Pray
for each other.


BID ADVERTISEMENT

LOCATION: WAUCHULA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

FDOT FM No.: 414374194-04
FAA AIP No.: 3-12-0084-009-2008

PROJECT: AIRCRAFT PARKING RAMP AND STORAGE HANGAR
1. Description: the project consists of the construction of a 9,600 SF metal building with associated utilities, drainage
and parking lot. It also includes the construction of a 5,000 SY bituminous pavement ramp for light aircraft.
2. A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:00 AM (Local Time) at City Hall, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.
3. SEALED BIDS will be received by the City of Wauchula, Florida, at City Hall, 126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida, May 20, 2008 until 2:00 PM (Local Time).
The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for a maximum period of 90 days prior to awarding the contract or reject-
ing all bids.
4. At the time mentioned above, bidding will be closed and those proposals received will be publicly opened and read
aloud in the Office.
5. All proposals shall be submitted on the forms furnished by the Owner. Each proposal submitted shall be placed with
all required attachments in a sealed envelope, and this envelope shall in turn be placed in a 9 x 12 inch envelope. Both
envelopes must be sealed and marked as follows:


Bids For The Project:

To Be Opened:
Firm Submitting Bid:


6. Copies of plans and specifications will be available after May 1, 2008, and may be examined at no expense at the
office of Chief William C. Beattie, Airport Manager, City of Wauchula, (863) 773-3265.
7. Plans and Specifications may be purchased after May 1, 2008 for a fee of $150 per set from AVCON, INC., 5555 E
Michigan Street, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida, 32822, (407) 599-1122. Contract Documents will be sold only as complete
sets, will be non-refundable and will become property of the bidder. Please contact Carla Wagner at AVCON at 407-
599-1122 for all purchases of plans and specifications.
8. After the Pre-Bid Conference, any questions relative to this Project shall be addressed no later than 10:00 a.m. May
15, 2008, in writing to AVCON, INC. 5555 East Michigan Street, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32822. Attention: Annabelle
DiCarlo, email adicarlor(avconinc.com, FAX 407-599-1133. Copies of written responses will be provided to all prospec-
tive Bidders who attend the Pre-Bid Conference or purchase bidding contract documents.
9. A certified check, drawn upon a state or national bank, or a bid bond issued by a corporate Surety licensed to con-
duct business in the State of Florida, in a sum not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount bid, made payable to
the City of Wauchula, Florida is required with each bid.
10. A Performance Bond for an amount not less than 100% of the bid price and a Payment Bond for an amount not less
than 100% of the bid prices will be required from the selected bidder at the time he enters into a contract with the City.
11. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality of the bids received.
12. No proposal may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of proposals for a period of 90 days.
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

BY___


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E. HORNE OR DIANNE K. HORNE IN
TRUST FOR STEVEN E. HORNE, the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 734 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2001

Description of Property:
SECT-01
5.38 AC SW1/4 OF NE1/4 OF SW1/4 LESS E 25 FT THEREOF & LESS N
288.22 FT MOL THEREOF 26 34S 25E 440P627 466P262 493P764 DC-
513P329 (MEG)

Also Describes As:
South 1/2 of West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of Section 26,
Township 34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida, less the East
25 feet thereof, and less the following:

That part of Revels Subdivision to the Town of Zolfo Springs, as per Plat
Book 3, page 42, Hardee County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows: Begin at the Northwest corner of said Block 17,
Roberts and Skipper Resubdivision and run North 89041'38" East and
along the North line of said Block 17, a distance of 159.92 feet to a point
on the West line of said Revels Subdivision; thence South 0027'55" East,
a distance of 39.97 feet to the Southwest corner of said Revels
Subdivision; thence North 89�21'01" East, a distance of 640.04 feet to a
point 25.00 feet West of the East line of said South 1/2 of West 1/2 of
Northeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4; thence South 0031'41" East and along
said West line a distance of 288.22 feet; thence South 89041'38" West a
distance of 807.28 feet to a point on the West line of said Block 17;
thence North 0"25'29" West and along said West line a distance of 323.61
feet to the Point of Beginning.

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

Name in which assessed: MAURICE. E. GILLIARD & JAMES E. GILLIARD, JR.

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 4th day of JUNE, 2008, at
11:00 a.m.

Dated this 28th day of April, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD002XXXXX 5:1-22c


Aircraft Parking Ramp and Storage Hangar
Wauchula, Florida
May 20, 2008 at 2:00 PM (Local Time)


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HHS Junior ROTC Cadets Learn

About Flying From Bill Crews


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
On April 22 at Hardee High
School, cadets from the Air
Force Junior ROTC learned
about helicopters from Wau-
chula banker Bill Crews, who
gave eight students a ride in his
1972 Bell Jet Ranger. He has
flown the Ranger for 15 years
and has about 1,000 hours of
flight time on the helicopter,
which would cost $300,000
today or $1.2 million for a
brand new model.
Crews has been flying since
the age of 16 or 17 and has over
7,000 hours of flight time,
including fixed wing aircraft.
The chopper can fly 125 miles
an hour, usually at 500 to 1,000
feet in altitude but higher
at night due to towers. The
Ranger has a 95-gallon fuel
tank and burns 30 gallons an
hour. Jet fuel costs about $5 a
gallon.
Crews, board chairman of
Wauchula State Bank, routinely
flies the Ranger, based at the


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Avon Park Airport, to his bank
holdings in Arcadia, Engle-
wood and Port Charlotte.
The flying saves time, and it
keeps him from being ticketed
by Highway Patrol troopers for
speeding in his car, he said.
The helicopter rides and pre-
sentation were arranged by Carl
Saunders, a retired Air Force
major and retired commercial
jet pilot for American Airlines.
Saunders was in the Air Force
for 21 years, including 13 years
active duty, and flew for
American Airlines for 27 years,
retiring as a senior pilot. He
flew jets for 22,000 hours,
including Boeing 747 flights
(13 hours) from Dallas to
Tokyo. There were three pilots
aboard those flights.
The Junior ROTC at Hardee
High has 34 members, and the
program is in its third year, hav-
ing 137 members in 2006 and
87 in 2007. Lt. Col. Anthony
Hingle of Tampa is the first year
instructor.
Crews was in the Air Force


ROTC (Reserve Officer Train-
ing Corps) as a student at the
University of Florida.
Hingle said the goal is to
expand the ROTC program to
100 students. It is for ninth
through 12th grade students.
Hingle and Saunders said
ROTC teaches character, team-
work, responsibility, leadership,
discipline and respect.
There is no obligation to join
the military after high school,
but ROTC training in high
school does allow students to
get scholarships or to join the
armed services at a higher rank
and pay grade.
Saunders believes peer pres-
sure has caused a decline in
ROTC membership at Hardee
High. Cadets wear uniforms
and hats.
Letters have been sent to cur-
rent eighth grade students en-
couraging them to sign up for
ROTC when they go to HHS,
said Hingle.


COURTESY PHOTO
Received too late to include in last week's printing of the AA (Machine Pitch) baseball
team pictures, this is the Rapid Tech Rays. Taking the field were (front row, from left),
Jacob Brandeberry, Eli Crosby, William Derringer, Cody Helms, Cody VanSickle and
Justin Long; (second row) Drew McGuckin, Trey Stephens, Ben Adams, Zack Deuberry
and Jaylon Ramirez; (back row) coaches Brent Stephens, Robert Deuberry, Andrew
McGuckin and Wally Helms.


Posing by helicopter are Lt. Col. Anthony Hingle, deputy commander Juan Rodriguez,
chief of staff Steven Locklar, group commander Brandy Jenkins, SASASI Roberto
Hernandez, Bill Crews, and Carl Saunders.


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From left are Bill Crews, Carl Saunders and eight cadets who flew in the helicopter: Rey
Garcia, Yvonne Aguilar, Kristina Cobb, Sandra Ruiz, Kasie Hicks, Jordon Farrell, Juan
Rodriguez and Kayla Carroll.


The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, May 1, 2008


PHI IUOS bY JIM KtLLY


Hardee Sheriffs' Office Not Fully Accredited!
Law Enf rcment Division Lost Accreditation Oct 2006

Law enforcement agencies should have an independent agency audit its' policies and procedures
to ensure its' compliance with professionally accepted practices. This review process is avail-
able on a state and / or national level. The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) represents the assessment program in Florida. This designation
affirms that the sheriff's office maintains certain standards of operation as defined by the State
of Florida accreditation board. The accreditation lasts for 3 years and then a compliance audit is
conducted. Failure to maintain the standards set forth by the CFA results in a loss of accreditation.
The HCSO law enforcement division was accredited in June 2000 and re-accredited in October 2003. However, the
current administration elected not to continue in the process during the mandatory audit in 2006. My
competitor is a part of the administration that made that decision. There are many questions left unanswered
by this failure to re-accredit such as: Why did they opt out of the re-accreditation process? Were they out of compliance
with accepted practices of law enforcement agencies? Was there something to hide? Their corrections division is
accredited, why not law enforcement?
Interestingly though, many of their marked patrol vehicles still display the accreditation logo and design in direct
violation of the CFA. This is problematic in a number of ways. Most notably is the apparent attempt to deceive the
public in which they serve by portraying a level of recognition in which they have not earned. It should not take 2
years to remove a logo on a vehicle!
Is this what you want from your sheriff' office?? We need to trust our elected leaders and public servants... especially those
who manage our law enforcement agencies!
As your new sheriff, I will restore the dignity of your sheriffs' office by immediately removing the accreditation
logos. We will quickly begin the process of re-accreditation by complying with the professionally accepted practices
as outlined by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.


Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff '08

Restoring Trust in Law Enforcement!

www.newsheriff08.org

Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the Thomas Santarlas Campaign Account. Approved by Thomas Santarlas.


Horas:
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--Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. - 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD .
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .....................5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. - 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............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 ....................6:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4475
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...... ......... 1 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. - 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .......................... 1:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. - 735-8681
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night .................7:30 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion ...................... 7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio ...................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. - 773-3470
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ...........1 1:30 a.n.
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 TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Praise & Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ......... .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. - 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High),..............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)......................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. - 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ...............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion ..........................11:30 a.m .
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade)........ 9:30-10:30 a.m.-
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.....................................5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
-.............................7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. - 773-4267
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
STraditional Sunday WorshlFp i 1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


WAUCHULA

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.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
- SPANISH
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening4..,.......7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road - 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............I.....1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ..............1...1.. :00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Church Training ..............5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road - 773-2858
1" & 3' 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 ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ............1... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US IIwy 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) .................700 a.m.
(English) .................... 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. 1:00 a.m.
(Creole).................1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

SEVENTII DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th 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 n.m.


The Brooklyn Bridge, in
New York, is a suspension
bridge that contains enough
wire in its cables to stretch
more than halfway around
the world.


WAUCHULA

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.'
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
SWAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
\ WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 10:00a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & 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.
SPRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South - 735-0636
Sunday School . ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................II 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.......................... 0:00 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.

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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.
Evenng Worship ,... .......::..00'p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00p.m..



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A man said to a little girl,
"You prayed, but God didn't
answer your prayer. Why?"
"Maybe it wasn't good, or I
wasn't good," she explained.
"Because the Bible says, 'No
good thing will He withhold
from them that walk upright-
ly.'"
God is good. Whatever is
good for us, He wants us to
have. God is great. Whatever
His goodness wants us to
have, His greatness can give
us. There's no limit to what
His goodness and greatness
can do for us. With God all
things are possible.
But we must walk uprightly.
If we refuse to heed God's
command, He'll refuse to hear
our cries.
To pray aright, live aright!


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-.'N h'lhsrr liurry brldies .cm tou feel right it lhom in each
o-ithger's conpany, even though wisdom dictates that they, .
should be chasing each other.
In I Timothy 4:4 we read, "'For everything tod created is
good, and inotlhltg is to Ilh rejected ii i I. reerlved with
thanksgivting". We are all created by God, we are all brothels.
If only we could all be friends!
A% wr .tll in ltr HMtlAr I Ol'41tir Almnlghty (':remalr tIhl wetk,
may we take a moment to give thanks for God ' saneluary as
we cpcrience His warmth reflected in the eyes of our fellow
worshippers. Let us pray that all can join in the singular
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Farm Credit Held Annual Stockholders Meeting


Director John Smoak praised outgoing board chairman Kayo Welles IV (center). At far
right is Jimmy Knight, Farm Credit CEO and president. Elected as directors were Mark
Wheeler and Jerry Newlin.


Jimmy Knight said Welles displays character, confidence, credibility and has always
been concerned with what is right and plans for the future. At right is Welles, who is
retiring from the board after 33 years. Welles has grown cattle, citrus and row crops.


Tom Welch, executive vice president of Ag First Bank of Columbia, S.C., said Welles can read cattle, finan-
cial statements and people. Farm Credit of Southwest Florida 10 years ago had loans of $160 million and
today, $1.2 billion. A record $8.2 million in patronage refunds was distributed to stockholder members April
17.


Men's League Has 1 Unbeaten


By JOAN SEAMAN
'Of The Herald-Advocate
With just over two weeks left
in the season, the Men's Church
Softball League is down to just
one team which hasn't been
defeated.
First Christian Church still
leads Division A with its 9-0
record. In last week's interdivi-
sional play, Division B leader
St. Alfonso I lost to Celebration
Church/Hardee Campus and
dropped to a 9-1 record.
In Division A, Holy Child
Catholic is in second place with
a 7-3 record, followed by St.
Michael Catholic, Celebration
and Primera Mission Bautista
Hispana. In Division B, behind
St. Alfonso I are Northside
Baptist, Bowling Green Baptist,
St. Alfonso II and New Vision
Worship Center.-
Play on Field 3 last week
began with Tuesday's 21-19
clash between St. Michael and
Northside. St. Michael won
with a final three-run surge in
the bottom of the seventh.
Mickey Bias tripled twice,
doubled and singled in nearly
hitting for the cycle for St.
Michael. Chris Rich and Joe St.
Fort each put three runs on the
board.
Rob Davis homered and
smacked four singles for North-
side. Jerry Albritton and John
Robersonf scored three times
and Davis crossed home plate
four times.
In the late game on Field 3,
Celebration defeated St. Alfon-
so I 14-8.
Clint Hendry and Brad Rimes
each tripled and Jose Carrillo
doubled for Celebration. Willie
Gilliard was the only triple-tally
batter. Hendry, Lee Valadez,
Andrew Hinojosa and Carrillo
scored twice apiece.
J.R. Bass and Willie Dicker-
son each homered and Raul
Garcia doubled twice for St.


Alfonso I. Bass was the only
two-score batter, with Garcia,
Dickerson, Felix Salinas, Quin-
ton Blondale, Justin Alderman
and Ralph Arce adding a run
each.
Meanwhile, on the Field 4
opener, Holy Child dropped
New Vision 19-5.
Isauro Figueroa homered and
Rigo Briones tripled for Holy
Child. -Mario Santoyo and
Mario Tamayo each doubled.
Figueroa and Santoyo were the
only runners to cross home
plate three times.
Chris Boyette scored three
times for New Vision. He and
Trey 'Talley each doubled..
Talley and Ricky Wiggins, who
had twin hits, each touched
home once.
In the Field 4 nightcap,
Bowling Green outscored Pri-
mera 20-14 despite a nine-run
sixth inning rally by Primera.
Austin Helms and Doug
homered twice and Michael
Carte and Michael Mahoney
each homered once for Bowling
Green. Doug picked up a half
dozen RBIs with his homers
and a double. He and Mahoney
each scored three times.
Leadoff batter Andy Yancey
had three hits and triple tallies
for Primera. John McBride,
Luis Olvera and Junior each
came home twice.
On Thursday night on Field
4, Celebration won the 6:45
game 26-2 over New Vision.
Hendry and Rimes each
homered and Valadez doubled
twice for Celebration. Valadez,
Hinojosa and Yogi Lozano were
all four-score batters.
Boyette and. Tim were the
only batters to reach home for
New Vision. Ronnie Hall was
the only twin-hit batter.
In the Thursday closer on
Field 4, Bowling Green barely
got by Holy Child 18-17.
Leadoff batter Helms had


four hits and seven RBIs for
Bowling Green. Robert Deu-
berry smacked a solo homer
and J.J. Johnston tripled. Ian
Trott had four hits.
Isauro Figueroa socked a
grand slam homer for Holy
Child. Tamayo crossed home
plate four times on his four hits
and Santoyo and Francisco
Figueroa each added three
scores.
On Field 3, First Christian
stayed undefeated in a 27-6 win
over St. Alfonso II in the
Thursday early game.
Justin Battles homered twice
and Billy Hernandez nearly hit
for the cycle with a homer, pair
of triples and a double for First
Christian. Eddie Hernandez
stroked five hits, including a
triple and a double. Battles
scored six times, Billy Hernan-
dez five and Eddie Hernandez
and Chris Knight four times
each..
Pete Deluna homered among
his twin hits for St. Alfonso II.
Javier Reyes and Donald
Kersey each doubled. Reyes
circled the bases twice and
Ernie Briseno, Julian Garcia,
Kersey and Deluna added solo
scores.
In the week's finale on Field
3 St. Alfonso I won 20-15 over
St. Michael.
Dale Roberts homered twice
and Bass added a homer and
double for St. Alfonso I.
Dickerson tripled twice and
Garcia homered and tripled.
Bass rounded the bases five
times, Dickerson four and
Garcia and Roberts three times
each.
Osles Lazarre, Eric Grace
and Erick Virgile each homered
for St. Michael. Baez and Rich
tripled and Grace and Karl
Commodore each doubled.
Grace put three runs on the
board and seven other batters
each scored twice.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Tanya Dubberly sang the National Anthem. Annual meeting was
held April 17 at Hardee Agri-Civic Center. The steak dinner was
catered by Texas Cattle Company. Kentucky comedian Carl
Hurley was guest speaker.


Presented by the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners &
The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce



NATURE FEIT 2008


SSaturday, May 3, 2008


Hardee Lakes Park

Ollie Roberts Road


p.m.




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* Fishing Tournaments

* Butterfly Experience
* Trolley Rides
* Native Plants

* Alligator Alley
* Fossil Fun Zone

* Music
* Food
* K-9 Squad
* Information Booths
* Prizes


- Bank and Boat


6th Annual Kid Fishing Tournament
Florida Council on Crime and Delinqueny
Chapter 34 & Castaway 4-H Sportfishing Club
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Fishing 8:00 a.m. until noon
For more information, please contact
Walter Williamson (863) 773-0766


Hardee Lakes is managed by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Mosaic Tournament Supports Hardee Athletes


Boys golf team coach George Heine III
placed second in Championship Flight B. Brad Ellis placed second in the
James Casey (first) and Tim Devlin (third) Championship Flight C. David Swantek
missed the photo. was first and Max Zizmann was third.



Golf Raises Athletic $$$


PHOTOS BY NANCY DAVIS
The Mosaic Athletic Benefit Tournament winner was Tiger Godwin (left); at right is
Heath Prescott, who placed third; missing is Walt Shirey, the second-place golfer.


Winners of the' 1st Flight A Division were (from left) Kenny Sanders-first; Mike Prescott-
second; and Bobby Hanchey-third.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Combined golf tournaments
last weekend have supplied
Hardee athletes another year of
funding.
Proceeds from the April 21
scramble went to the high
school golf teams. It was coor-
dinated by golf team coaches
Bryon Jarnagin and George
Heine.
The teaih of Jay Belflower,
Scott Dickson, Lefty Durando
and Heath Prescott was the
scramble winners. Pin winners
were Bud Wester-#3; Jim
Davis--#5; Kyle Cobb-#10;
and Prescott-#12.
Some of the others participat-
ing included Wauchula Police
Chief Bill Beattie, Dr. Dan
Bertoch, Claudio Arreola, Jim
Aveson, Josh McKibben, John
Sharp, Paul Samuels, Steve
Rewis, Wester, Davis and Cobb.
The weekend tournament,
once known as the Gardinier is
now called the Mosaic Ferti-
lizer Athletic Benefit. It was
coordinated by Paul Samuels of
Mosaic and Hardee Athletic
Director Val Patarini. This year
it raised over $32,000 for
Hardee sports programs.
The championship A flight
winner was Tiger Godwin, with
Walt Shirey placing second and
Heath Prescott third. In Cham-
pionship B., it was James
Casey, Heine and Tim Devlin,
placing first through third
respectively. David Swank won
Championship Division C, fol-
lowed by Brad Ellis and Max
Zizmann.


Next was First Flight. A win-
ner was Kenny Sanders, with
Mike Prescott second and
Bobby Hanchey third. B winner
was James Timmons, followed
by David Flowers and Doyle
Carlton III. For C Division, it
was, in order, Earl Jacobs,
David Flowers and Jimmy
Walker.
Carl Coleman won Second
Flight A Division, followed by
Belflower and Randy Bennett.
In B Division, it was Ron
Bromley, Dale Carlton and
Todd Bolin and in C it was
Jarnagin, George Davison and
Joe Alderdice.
For Third Flight, Katsue
vonPloennies won A Division,
followed by Mike Thomas and
Jose Camilo. Greg Moye won B
Division, followed by Joe
Kincaid and Jerry Cox. while
Pat Kennedy won C Division,
ahead of Leo Chazares and
Sharp.
Finally, in Fourth Flight, Joe
Lutz, won A Division, followed
by Kenny Hewett and Toye
English. Mike McIntosh won B
Division, followed by Vaceil
Newman and Calvin Bates.
Sonny Page headed the C
Division, followed by Mike
Burgess and Casey Wynn.
Others contributing to the
tournament's success were Kale
Albritton, Willie Anderson,
Arreola, Jeff Asher, Aveson,
Beattie, Bertoch, Bob Bus-
hong, Ron Brownlow, Mark
Camp, James Casey, Manuel
Castanon, Bob Claman, Mike
Cleghorn, Russell Conley and
Nate Cook.


Also, Jim Davis, Stephen
Davis, Steve Davison, Andy
Dennis, Dickson, Steve Doug-
las, Tom Downdy, Art Dubue,
Durando, Paul Duva, Joe Elie,
Richard Ellis, Charlie Flesher,
Fred Ford, Keith Foster, Don
Garcia, Albert Garza, Walter
Godwin, John Roy Gough and
Alan Gyberson.
Joining in were Dave Haas,
Thomas Harris, Shawn Hasley,
Ryn Heine, Robert Helveston,
Scott Henderson, Jim Howard,
Kevin Howden, Norman Huddy
and Norman Huddy Jr., Church
Hughes, Chris Jesse, Mike
Jeter, Darrell Johnston, Jerry
Joiner, Andy Judah, James
Kirk, Steve Kline and Rick
Knight.
And, Bill Lambert, Will
Lambert, Fred Lapper, Michael
Linder, Cliff Lunn, Randy
McGraw, McKibben, Alex
McLein, David Mealey, Kenny
Miller, Mike Mooneyham,
Lexy Moss and Matt Moye.
Contributing also were Keith
.Nadaskay, Kia Nelson, Ben
Norris, Frank Notar, John
Palmer, Don Parr, Stan Pelham,
Scott Pittman, Dale Reed,
Rewis, Ruben Rivas, Tony
Salas, Nate Sallee, Brian
Samuels, Paul Samuels, Rick
Sheets, David Smedley, Butch
Spearman and Mark Spears.
Also, Dewey Terrell, John
Terrell, Bill Tewsbury, Allen
Tish, Mark Toledo, Richard
Torres, Danny Wells, Tim
Wells, Wester, Bubby Whidden,
Al Whitehead, Ralph Whitfield,
Jimbo Williams, Ron Wilson
and Jim Zebris.


The trio winning 1st Flight Division C were (from left) Earl Jacobs, David Flowers and
Jimmy Walker.


In 1st Flight B Division, James Timmons (left) was the winner. Doyle Carlton III placed
third. Chip Hill was second.





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Pin winners during the April 21 scramble were (from left) Bud Wester-No. 3; Jim
Davis-No.5; Kyle Cobb-No. 10; and Heath Prescott-No. 12


Mosaic Fertilizer joined the high school to raise money for the athletic department. On
the scramble winning team were (from left) Heath Prescott, Scott Dixson and Jay
Belflower; not pictured, Lefty Durando.


Future Farmers of America members helped decorate the dining room and park cars;
pausing in their endeavors are (from left) Krystin Robertson, Katie Rogers, Jared
Lanier, Kaylyn Stevenson and Heather Kouns.


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Courthous^e Repor


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Christopher Steven Basey,
24, Wauchula, and Brandi Jalee
Roberts, 20, Wauchula.
Vincent Lee Mizelle, 30,
Silver Spring, Md., and Amber
Dawn Kovac, 26, Silver Spring,
Md.
Kelvin Anthony White, 38,
Wauchula, and Lydian Denice
Silas, 41, Zolfo Springs.
David Lee Robinson, 46,
Wauchula, and Lavon Criswell
Robinson, 56, Wauchula.
Kelley LP Cunningham, 38,
Wauchula, and Kandice Way-
nette Coble, 27, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Thomas N. Tanner vs.
Chancey & Associates Inc.,
Donald Chancey and Gilbert R.
Athey, judgment.
Frank Branca vs. Chancey &
Associates Inc., Donald Chan-.
cey and Gilbert R. Athey, judg-
ment.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Michael L. Tanner, judgment.
Bryant Coker Scholarship
Loan Fund Inc. vs. Adam T.
Price, default judgment.
Ullrich's Water Conditioning
vs. Katie Collier, default judg-
ment.
Ullrich's Water Conditioning
vs. James Webb, default judg-
ment.
Graham Income Tax Service
vs. Kim Bailey-Jones, dis-
missed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Juan Pablo Espinoza, petit
theft and disorderly intoxica-
tion, 30 days in jail, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Melvin Lewis, domestic bat-
tery, 24 days in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), $667
fine and court costs.
Emilio Aguilar Lopez, viola-
tion of the open container law,
disorderly conduct and resisting
arrest without violence, 24 days
CTS, $315 fine'and court costs,
$40 public defender fee, $71
investigative costs.
Rashay Renard Melton,
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, transferred to circuit
court with felony charges.
Annie Young, battery and


resisting arrest without vio-
lence, not prosecuted.
Steve Edward Chester, tres-
pass after warning, 90 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee.
Christopher Michael Barton,
petit theft and failure of a con-
victed felon to register, 60 days,
$315 fine and court costs.
Edie Melinda Corbo, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, pro-
bation 12 months, alcohol/drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
no alcohol or bars, random drug
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee,
25 hours community service.
Emerson Files-Aime, tres-
passing other than a structure or
conveyance, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs.
Frank Tommy Flores, two
counts possession of marijuana
and two counts possession of
drug paraphernalia, probation
one year, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Rolie Gamble, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $315
fine and court costs.
Guillermo Garcia, two
counts misuse of wireless 911,
probation six months, stay out
of store, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, no alcohol
or bars, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee,
15 hours community service.
Jose Sanchez Gonzales, do-
mestic battery, estreated bond.
Ronald Eugene Grizzard,
two counts trespassing other
than structure or conveyance,
adjudication withheld, six
months probation on each
charge, consecutive, no contact
with victim or property, 30
hours community service.
Richard Raymond Hernan-
dez, petit theft, adjudication
withheld, probation six months,
no contact with victim or prop-
erty, $315 fine and court costs,
20 hours community service.
Shane Dylan Shepard, do-
mestic battery, completed pre-
trial diversion program, not
prosecuted.
Keva Santiago, resisting
arrest without violence and
guest failing to leave upon
request, probation one year,
$315 fine and court costs, 25
hours community service; dis-
orderly intoxication, not prose-
cuted.
Ruth Crespo,- trespass/larce-
ny related to a utility, probation
six months, consecutive to
felony sentence, $315 fine and


court costs.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Rashay Renard Melton, DUI
with property damage, leaving
the scene of an accident with
damages and driving while
license suspended (DWLS),
transferred to circuit felony
court with other charges.
Nicolas Perez, DWLS, $330
fine and court costs.
Karen Marie Anderson, vio-
lation of license restrictions, ad-
judication withheld, $185 court
costs.
Andrew Gordon, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), dismissed.
Jacinto Lopez-Lopez,
DWLS, $330 fine and court
costs.
Abram McCumber Jr.,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
27 days CTS, $330 fine and
Court costs.
Luis Luciano Torres, DWLS
and possession of suspended
license, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs.
Jazmine Pamila Yancey,
DWLS and possession of a sus-
pended license, $330 fine and
court costs.
Agustin Leopoldo Matos,
violation of license restrictions,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Tony Turner Cantu, DWLS,
presented valid license, $185
court costs.
Silvano Alvarado, DUI, 12
months probation, license sus-
pended six months, tag im-
pound 30 days, DUI school, no
alcohol or bars, drug/alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
random drug screens, $640.50
fine and court costs, 50 hours.
community service.
Christopher Joseph Crum,'
DWLS, adjudication withheld,:
$330 fine and court costs;.
DWLS-second charge, $145'
court costs, $40 public defender
fee.
Alfredo Catarino, violation.
of probation (original charges
DUI and no valid license), pro-
bation revoked, 120 days CTS.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Juana Flores and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Victor Flores-Avalos, peti-
tion for child support.
Angel Jeanine Crow and
DOR vs. Thomas Earl Crow,
petition for child support:
Aurora Espinoza and DOR
vs. Daniel Espinoza-Juarez,
petition for child support.
Jessica N. Bowman and
DOR vs. Edgar J. Bowman,
petition to register out-of-state
divorce and child support order.
Chase Home Financing US
vs. Osmin Hernandez et al, peti-.
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
HSBC US NA vs. Azzedine
Saoud, Nourel Abrarpi et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Aurora Loan Services vs.
Priscilla Gonzalez Morales and
Fernando Morales, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
State Employees Credit.
Union vs. Shannon M. Selph,
Donnie Vernon Selph et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Danielle Marie Thomas vs.
Filiberto Arriaga Soto, petition
for injunction for protection.
Josephine Garza vs. Ray-
mond Guerrero, petition for
injunction for protection.
Tomasa Selph and Timothy
Mark Selph, divorce.
Nicolasa Navarro vs. Carlos
Aleman, petition for injunction
for protection.
Kenneth Bembry vs. Jason
Gainous, petition for injunction
for protection.
Guadalupe Sanchez and Juan
Sanchez Jr., divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Chase Bank USA NA vs.
Charles Cochran, judgment.
Rural Development vs.
Michael Richardson and Jesse


James Moore as beneficiaries,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
City of Wauchula vs. Rose-
ann Mitchell, Michael L. Ma-
kowski, Pam Miller Makowski
and Sandra Kay Makowski
Osteen, judgment of foreclo-
sure on code enforcement liens.
Tammy K. Lambert and
David W. Lambert, divorce.
Jamie Hamilton and Carlos
Fernando Mores-Bravo, di-
vorce.
Robert E. Woods and Robin
L. Woods, divorce.
Amy Baggett and Albiro
Garcia, divorce.
Kathleen Patricia Ruschiwal
and Joseph Rudolph Ruschiwal,
amended divorce order.
City of Wauchula vs. Andrew
Crawford, dismissed.
Daniel Heath Rogers and
Jessica Elizabeth Polk, trans-
ferred to Jackson County.
Amanda W. McKinney and
William O. McKinney III,
order.
Carlos Trujillo and Maria
Trujillo, dismissal of divorce
petition.
Kenneth G. Bembry and
Mary E. Bembry Gainous,
order.
Johnny Eugene Johnson vs.
State of Florida, petition to
review inmate situation dis-
missed.
Obetia Ward Bilotta and
DOR vs. Charles Kenneth
Wells, voluntary dismissal of
petition for child support.
Manuela Alcantar and DOR
vs. Ramiro Ramirez, voluntary
dismissal.
Amanda L. Revell and
Robert M. Revell Jr., divorce
and settlement agreement.
Robert C. Rosenberger and
SLidiya Borisovna Rosenberger,
divorce and settle agreement.
Jessica Estrada vs. Erick
Estrada, injunction for protec-
tion.
Brandy Denise Outley vs.
Aaron Daniels, injunction for
protection.
Amye Marie Gause vs. Terry
Lamar Pelham, injunction for.
protection.
Bruce Clayton Judah and
Meagan Renee Judah, amended
divorce order.
Deborah H. Neal vs. William
A. Neal III, modified injunction
for protection.
Heather Lang vs. Joshua J.
Alderman, injunction for pro-
tection.
Wallace R. Keeton vs. Terry
Pelham, injunction for protec-
tion.

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.
Fiona Schwiening, welfare
fraud, not prosecuted.
Kevin Dewayne Ray, battery,
not prosecuted.
Rudy Casso Jr., possession of
methamphetamine - amended
to possession of cocaine, and
DWLS, two years drug offend-
er probation, curfew, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alco-
hol or bars, license suspended


two years, drug abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, $495 fine
and court costs, $140 public
defender fees, 75 hours com-
munity service.
Gary Douglas Jr., violation
of probation (original charge
battery), probation revoked, 20
months Florida State Prison
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Julie J. Ellis, two counts issu-
ing a worthless check, not pros-
ecuted.
Jesus Gonzalez, felony flee-
ing to elude an officer and no
valid license, adjudication with-
held, probation two years,
license suspended one year,
warrantless search and seizure,
$495 fine and court costs.
Edilerto Padillo, carrying a
concealed firearm, estreated
bond.
Ashley Earlene Howell, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
revoked, two years community
control - house arrest, concur-
rent with Highlands County
sentence, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
evaluation and treatment, no
drugs.
Roger Clark Ayers, two
counts sale of methampheta-
mine and possession of meth-
amphetamine, one year one day
Florida State Prison, CTS,
license suspended two years,
$495 fine and court costs on
each charge and $180 public
defender fees placed on lien;
culpable negligence and reck-
less driving, time served; two
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription, three counts culpable
negligence, aggravated battery
causing bodily harm and
delivery of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted.
Herman Eugene Patterson,
burglary of a structure, grand
theft and dealing in stolen prop-


erty, estreated bonds.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
3B Housing LLC to Jonathan
Edwin Leupold, $114,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Jose Luis Patino-Romero,
$29,000.
Timothy Wayne Lee Parrish
to David E. Cole, $20,000.
Hulbert Homes Inc., to
Bryan E. and Sarah W. Pelham,
$199,500.
Launa Joyce Edwards Bryan
to Launa Joyce Edwards Bryan
and Charles D. Edwards,
$28,500.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Re-
sort LLC to Patrick J. Borgeau,
$69,900.
: Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Re-
sort LLC to Clifton Ray and
Helen W. Fralin, $69,900.
Ralph and Kathleen Arnold
to Merle Eugene and Beverly
Jean Russell, $24,500.
James Richard and Doris
Anne Redden to Santos Mario
T. Gonzalez-Santos, $75,900.
American South Realty
Corp. to Martin Miranda,
$20,000.
Julian and Evelia Garcia to
Lisa Reyes, $55,000.
How often we fail to realize
our good fortune in living in a
country where happiness is
more than a lack of tragedy.
-Paul Sweeney











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PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
May 15, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wau-
chula, Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the fol-
lowing ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 08-18

An Ordinance repealing Ordinance 2007-13 which
amended the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan,
changing 331.60+/- acres from Agriculture Future
Land Use District to Highway Mixed Use Designation
and providing for an effective date.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the County Commissioners Office at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.

This Public Notice is published in compliance with
Florida Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.

Copies of this ordinance are available for public
inspection during regular office hours at 412 West
Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
telephone 863/773-9430.

Interested parties may appear at the public hearing
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Commission, with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

Dale Johnson, Chairman 5:1c


LEGAL NOTICE

This ad shall serve as legal notification of channel and digital service changes, effective
on or around June 1, 2008, for Comcast Cable customers in digital areas of Wauchula
and Zolfo Springs, Hardee County.

Channel Relocations:
FX, currently channel 66, will relocate to channel 47
Comedy, currently channel 65, will relocate to channel 50
TV Guide Network, currently channel 47, will relocate to channel 95
Style, currently channel 50, will relocate to channel 96
WINK CBS (Ft Myers), currently channel 11, will relocate to channel 213

Channel Adds:
WTSP CBS (Tampa) will be added on channel 11 as a Limited Basic service
Fox Business will be added on channel 106 as a Digital Classic service
National Geographic will be added on channel 109 as a Digital Classic service
DIY (Do It Yourself) will be added on channel 121 as a Digital Preferred service
Sprout will be added on channel 128 as a Digital Classic service
MoviePlex will be added on channel 149 as a Digital Starter service
WEDU Vme (PBS) will be added on channel 201 as a Limited Basic service
WEDU Florida Channel (PBS) will be added on channel 202 as a Limited Basic service
WEDU World (PBS) will be added on channel 203 as a Limited Basic service
WTSP Weather (CBS) will be added on channel 212 as a Limited Basic service
WFTS ABC HD will be added to channel 431
WTSP CBS HD will be added to channel 433
WEDU PBS HD will be added to channel 440

New Digital Service:
Digital Starter will be added to Comcast's digital package offerings. Digital Starter
includes Full Basic, MoviePlex, Music Choice, & an On-Screen Program Guide, and is
available at the monthly price of $49.50.

*A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive cer-
tain digital channels or certain services. Subscription to High-Definition television
required to receive HD channels. Digital Classic service is no longer available to new
subscribers. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply - please call for details.
For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcastcom. 5:1c


PUBLIC NOTICE

Request for Proposal

The Heartland Workforce Investment Board, Inc., d/b/a/ Heartland Workforce, is
issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit applications from Professional
Employment Organizations (PEO's) with the expertise and capacity to provide
Human Resource Services in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties. The
*Request for Proposal (RFP) is posted on the Heartland Workforce website at
www.heartland-workforce.ora Completed proposals must be submitted to
Heartland Workforce, 2726 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870 no later than 3:00
pm on May 12, 2008. Complete details for responding to this solicitation can be
found in the RFR 5s:1









ROCK THE FCAT


May 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C

Youth Cheerleading Signups

Friday and Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All girls ages 5 to 15 who
want to participate in cheerlead-
ing for Youth Football have the
opportunity this weekend.
Registration for all five divi-
siong are Friday from 5 to 7
p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to
noon.
Cost is $35 per child. A par-
ent needs to come with the child
to the Joel Evers Gym at the old
Hardee Junior High campus off
South Florida Avenue in Wau-
chula.
Divisions are Flag-ages 5-7;
Mitey Mite-ages 7-9; Jr. Pee
Wee-ages 8-11; Pee Wee-ages
9-12; and Midgets-ages 11-15.
Each year girls get to com-
pete at districts, then perhaps
advance to the southeast region-
als, or even the Walt Disney
World nationals, which are seen
on ESPN, and will be Dec. 8-13
this year.
After last year's competition,
several girls were named All-
American scholar-athletes, in-
cluding Meagan Shivers and
Lark Lukawski, named to first
team; Rayna Parks, Makalya
Deuberry and Alexan Maddox
to the second team; and Steph-
anie Belmares and Danielle
Smith named to honorable men-
tion.
Cheerleading has been going
on for decades, but only more
recently become a competitive
sport including cheerleading
and dance. The Pop Warner
Spirit Programs gives girls the


chance for supervised, safe par-
ticipation. While having fun,
the girls develop qualities
which will last them a lifetime.


For more information, go to
popwarner.com and follow
links to the Youth Cheer and
Dance.


Rainbows
Rainbows such a sign of peace
First one showed above Noah's ark
Lord created with His hands
People sometimes see them in a park.

With colors of a sunny day
Rainbows are like an angel's robe
Purple, blue, red and bright yellow
God makes them around the globe.

Legends of leprechauns' gold
At the end of each rainbow
At the final part of a rainy day
They fade away very slow.
- Aaron Brown, 9
Fort Green
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.i


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

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




Photos!
*Little League Baseball
*Baseball Action
*Football Action
*Miss Hardee County
*Jr. Miss Hardee County
*Little Miss Hardee County
*Prince & Princess Pageant
*Kindergarden Pageant
*Livestock Sale
*Junior High Volleyball

Check Out
www.hardeepix.com
"Photos... Memories You Can See"
Photos By:
Alex Gilliard And Ralph Harrison


In the beginning, all the
world was America.
-John Locke


HARDEE COUNTY
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
adopted Ordinances Nos. 02-17 and 04-01, which
authorize a financial hardship exception to the solid
waste disposal and fire rescue portions of the special
assessment fees. Property owners qualifying for this


exception will


receive


a refund or a credit in the


amount of the current tax year's approved non-ad
valorem taxes toward the special assessment fees for
solid waste disposal and fire rescue assessment fees.

If you are interested in applying for this exception, or
if you have any questions pertaining to this issue,
please contact the Office of Management and Budget


at 863/773-3199.
May 31, 2008.

Dale A. Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida


Applications will be accepted until


5.1-29c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO
VANCE LAURA IRA, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 307 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002
Description of Property:
The East 30 feet of: Begin at the Northwest corner of the W 1/4 of the SE
1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 33 South, Range 25 East, thence
South 170.00 feet to Point of Beginning; thence South 170.00 feet, thence
East 301.74 feet; thence North 170.00 feet, thence West 301.04 feet to the
Point of Beginning; LESS road Right-of-way off the West side and LESS
the East 30.00 feet for road easement Hardee6County, Florida.
Also Describes As:
SECT -01
.11 AC COM AT NW COR OF W/4 OF SE/4 OF NW/4 S 170 FT E 301.74
FT TO POB CONT E 30 FT S 170 FT W 30 FT N 170 FT TO POB 271P402
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS,
AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MAXWELL GROVES, INC.
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 4th day of JUNE, 2008, at
11:00 a.m.
Dated this 18th day of April, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD001XXXXX 5:1-22c







8C The Herald-Advocate, May 1, 2008


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
April 27, Eliceo Gomez, 23, P.O. Box 890, Immokalee, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with fraud - giving
a false ID to an officer.
April 27, a residential burglary on Pine Cone Park Road, a
robbery on Osprey Lane, a fight on SR 64 East and criminal mis-
chief at twolocations on U.S. 17 South were reported.
April 26, Robert L. Wade, 50, of Hickory Street, Zolfo Street,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
April 26, Charlie Anderson, 25, of 315 SR 62, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with battery.
April 26, Jason Lee Baldree, 32, of 635 U.S. 17 North, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
April 26, Rafael Junior Juarez, 31, of 1073 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
April 26, Scott Colin Fields, 32, of 1842 Dishong Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of battery.
April 26, a residential burglary on Peace River Woods Road,
burglary of a conveyance on Riedon Road. a vehicle stolen on U.S.


Fat Girl is a tri-colored beagle. She has been spayed.
She originally was picked up as a stray but then was
adopted from the kennels. She enjoyed the country life
for six months before she was surrendered back to
Animal Control. She is great with children, and even
though she was previously kept outdoors she likes to be
spoiled. She likes to sit and sleep on furniture. She
would prefer to be an only pet. Her adoption fee is $20.
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.


HJHS Lady 'Cats

Beat DeSoto


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee Junior High vol-
leyball teams beat DeSoto last
Thursday night.
It was the first victory forthe
seventh grade squad and third
consecutive victory for the
eighth graders.
The teams were slated to fin-
ish up the season at home on
Monday of this week with a
visit from Avon Park.
The teams had a pair of
matches last week. On Tuesday
they hosted the Golden Eagles
of Hill-Gustat Middle School of
Sebring.
The seventh grade girls lost
in straight sets. Ana Saldivar
topped Hardee with 10 service
points. Danielle Milby added
four service points. Other sev-
enth graders contributing were
Tara Deeson, Ashley Arm-
strong, Kayla Nichols, Kayla
Knight, Shelby Arsenault,
Myah Gonzalez and Jessica
Harrison.
The Hardee eighth grade girls
won in straight sets, led by
Maria Anselmo with eight ser-
vice points. Kailah White chip-
ped in with five service points
and a pair of kills. Brenda
Zamora added five service
points and 'two perfect passes.
Sabrina Hernandez had four
service points and two kills.
Other eighth graders are
Angelica Flores, Taylor Bolin,
Sabrina Hernandez, Courtney
Parks, Ashley Nichols, Summer
Palmer, Meghan Graham, Re-
bekah Nix, Taylor Pohl, Danely
Flores and Cierra Martinez.
Head coach Ami Whilden
also reported on the dual wins
on Thursday at DeSoto, revers-
ing the losses to the junior Lady
'Dawgs on March 27 at home.
Both Hardee teams won in
straight sets.
For the seventh grade's first
victory, Nichols had a dozen
service points. Milby added
eight service points and a pair
of assists, while Armstrong
chipped in with four service
points and four perfect passes.
Saldivar had three kills and an
assist and Harrison added three
kills.
In the eighth grade victory,
Anselmo and Danely Flores
each had seven service points.
Flores added a pair of kills.


17 South, criminal mischief on Fussell Road and a theft on Hickory
Street were reported.
April 25, a robbery on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, crim-
inal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on Scarborough Grade
were reported.
April 24, Raymond Mark Medrano, 29, of 2523 Garza Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and charged with delivery of methamphetamine, possession
of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 24, a tag stolen on Maple Avenue and criminal mischief
on Doc Coil Road were reported.
April 23, Frank Romeo, 39, of 1615 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of battery.
April 23, Linda Diana Faye King, 27, of 1615 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of criminal
mischief - damage to property.
April 23, Barbara Anne Ratliff, 49, of 112 N. First Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charged of larceny
of a dwelling and passing a forged or altered bank note/check.
April 23, Henry Luna Jr., 37, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on charges of vehicle
theft, trespassing on a structure or conveyance, selling metham-
phetamine and failure to appear in court:,
April 23, Steven Clyde Hogue, 45\of 12208 Florida Ave.,
Tampa, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
April 23, Victor Flores-Avalos, 28, of 212 Parker Dr., Wau-
'chula, was arrested by Dep. James Albritton and charged with con-
tempt of court.
April 23, burglary of conveyances on Baker Street and on U.S.
17 North, criminal mischief on SR 64 West and thefts on Griffin
Whidden Road and Palmview Terrace were reported.
April 22, a vehicle stolen on Vandolah Road, criminal mis-
chief on Altman Road, Summitt Street and Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, and thefts on Steve Roberts Special and on CR 663 North
were reported.
April 21, Adam Gonzales, 26, of 1476 Ferry Lake Road, Tif-
ton, Ga., was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of
fraud - insufficient funds for a check. He was detained on three
misdemeanors.
April 21, Carlos Sequra Aleman, 29, of 1492 Altman Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
battery.
April 21, a robbery on Rainey Boulevard, a fight on Lincoln
Street, criminal mischief on Fifth Street East, and thefts on Boyd


Zamora had five service points
and a trio of perfect passes.
Palmer combined four ser-
vice points, two kills and five
assists, while Nichols had four
kills and Hernandez finished
with three perfect passes and
five kills.
Give and take makes good
friends.


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Cowart, Broadus Williams and Hampton roads were reported.
WAUCHULA
April 27, a fight on South Fifth Avenue and criminal mischief
on U.S. 17 South were reported.
April 26, Jeremiah Davis, 25, of 1024 SW Golden Ave.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with
aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.
April 25, Gabriel Garcia Lopez, 25, of Lowe's Cabins Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with
fraud - giving a false ID to ni officer. At the jail, Dep. Paul
Johnson detained Lopez on a charge of failure to appear in court.
April 25, a fight at 11Th Avenue and Bay Street was reported.
April 24, a theft on Heard Bridge Road was reported.
April 22, Isai Calvo Gonzalez, 36, of 904 Harvey St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with aggra-
vated battery using a deadly weapon.
BOWLING GREEN
April 27, criminal mischief on Dixiana Drive was reported.
April 26, Sanjuana Hernandez Valdivez, 32, of 4415 W. Cen-
tral Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and
charged with resisting an officer without violence.
April 24, thefts on Orange Street and on Central Avenue were
reported.
April 23, Juan Manuel Flores, 32, of 326 Lake Branch Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with DUI.
April 23, Nakkia Vontrese White, 30, of 5128 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged
with possession of marijuana and possession of drug possession.


April 22, a theft on First Street was reported.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 26, a fight on U.S. 17 South was reported.
April 24, Manuel Sandez Perez, 33, of 6 Godwin Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Chief Chris Baty and charged with aggra-
vated battery.
April 24, a vehicle at Elm Street was reported stolen.


April 21, a theft on Elm Street was reported.


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