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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


4oe
plus 40 sales tax


108th Year, No. 23
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, May 15, 2008


Jail Needs $5.4 Million Expansion?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"The freight train is coming
and almost on top of us. The
worst thing we can do is noth-
ing."
Sheriff Loran Cogburn ap-
pealed to the Hardee County
Commission last week to find a
way to finance a 124-bed





Races




Rev





Up

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Walter Olliff Jr. may not be
the only former elected official
hoping to regain a seat he has
lost. Rickey Dick could be
. seeking another stint as sheriff.
Dick, contacted early Tues-
day evening, preferred not to
comment on his potential candi-
dacy, saying only that he is
"preparing to run."
But his name is one of many
that has popped up on the
Supervisor of Elections' online
listing of candidates for public
office in the past week. The list
gets longer daily.
It changed again just
Wednesday morning, with the
addition of Teresa M. Crawford
for a School-Board slot. It is the
same slot that Charles Crutch-
field signed on for a bit earlier
in the week.
To date, of the 11 county
offices up for grabs, only five
have drawn no opposition for
the incumbents.
And four have attracted four
possible candidates each.
Along with sheriff, most
notable is the superintendent of
schools race, which saw the
addition of David Durastanti to
the roster. Two County Com-
mission seats also picked up
more contenders, with Donny
Waters and Alane Solomon
joining in the competition.
Incumbents who remain
unchallenged are Courts Clerk
Hugh Bradley, Property Ap-
See RACES 2A


WEATHER
ATE HIGH ILW BRAIN
05/07 92 59 0.00
05108 92 60 0.00
05/09 91 66 0.00
05/10 92 65 0.00
,.05/11 90 65 0mOO
"" 05/12 88 52 0.00
05/13 91 47 0.00
T TAL Rainfall to 05/13108 - 7.77
S. Same period last year - 6.63
Ten Year Average - 55.09
Source: Univ. of Fl. Ona nesearcrh Cenre

INDEX
Classifieds..................... 68B
Courthouse Report....... 7C
Community Calendar....2A
Crime Blotter.................6C
Fishing Forecast...........2A
Hardee Ling................2B
Obits............. .............4A
School Lunch Menus...4B




7 0812 07 3 3


expansion at the Hardee County
Jail.
Ultimately, the citizens of
Hardee County may have to
decide, if a special assessment
or bonding is considered.
"No one wants to pay to put
people in jail. A special assess-
ment or tax may be the way we
have to go. It won't be popular,


but the legislature has put us in
this position. I say let's do it
right. If we just add 30 or 40
beds, we'll be right back where
we started," said Commissioner
Minor Bryant.
He suggested a committee of
citizens, and Sheriff's Depart-
ment and county staff be
formed as happened before the


mid-1992 opening of the then-
$5.2 million 191-bed facility.
A couple of years ago, Cog-
burn presented a plan for a 72-
bed addition, but he now feels a
124-bed addition is best. "I
won't be here, but this is at a
critical point. There's at least $2
million in repairs needed at the
jail. We need more parking.


And, we're running out of
space."
The county jail population is
multiplying, with an average of
165-175 any given day. About
16 percent have to be housed
separately due to mental health
or discipline issues. Males,
females and juveniles have to
be housed separately.


The increase of local inmates
is due to misdemeanor sen-
tences, and more arrests for bur-
glary and drug charges. A recent
week's criminal court docket
shows 37 people with drug
charges and 16 with burglary
charges. County court numbers
were even higher, 17 domestic
See JAIL 2A


Zoning


Considers


'Lounge'
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Familiar music, walls cov-
ered with photos of 1950s
Wauchulans, a friendly family
atmosphere.
The first step in opening an
upscale Irish restaurant with a
lounge on West Main Street
starts with a Wauchula Planning
and Zoning Board workshop on
Monday at 5:30 at Commission
Chambers, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula.
Patterned after the Celtic
Gray in Punta Gorda, the new
restaurant at 216/218/222 W.
Main Street, plans to be "a won-
derful place to bring your fami-
ly, a place I'll be proud to be a
part of," said partner Nick
Fisher.
The restaurant will offer alco-
hol for diners. It will feature an
Irish menu of Fish and Chips,
Sausages and Gravy and
Shepherd's Pie, as well as a full
American menu, even up to
steaks and seafood, a menu
from $6 to $15, or possibly
See ZONING 3A


Hometown Hero Needs Rescue
Former Fire-Rescue Chief Billy Wingate Seeks Kidney Donor


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
& CYNTHIA KRAHL
For The Herald-Advocate
Some considered him a hero. Still do.
But it is Billy Wingate who needs rescuing now.
Wingate, who served as the chief of Hardee County Fire-
Rescue for years, suffers from kidney failure and needs a trans-
plant. Soon.
He and his family are asking
for possible donors from the
community Wingate once so
faithfully served.
Wingate has always been
viewed as a strong man who
never gives up.
Not only did he dedicate a
career to fire fighting and
emergency rescue, but he also
is a veteran of the Vietnam
War.
He retired from community
service in 2004 for health rea-
sons.
This long-time Hardee
County resident is a proud
brother, father and grandfather.
With four siblings, four chil-
dren and four grandchildren,
Wingate has made an impact
on many residents as well as . =
his family by remaining a
tough and dependable hard
worker. Siblings Betty Baker and
About four years ago, rou- brother, Billy Wingate, 58.
tine lab work showed that his
kidneys were failing. He had been a diabetic for years, and that
was the underlying cause of his kidney disease. Two years ago,
he began dialysis.
"Billy has always been a take-charge person who always took
care of everyone else," says his brother, Larry Wingate. "Then,
all of a sudden, he couldn't even take care of himself. It was a
really hard transition for him."
With this heartbreaking diagnosis came a rush of fear, disbe-
lief and shock as Billy Wingate's closest relatives and friends


began watching the hard process of him breaking down.
Dialysis once involved traveling three times a week to sit in a
chair for four hours as machines cleansed his blood of impuri-
ties. "It made me feel tired. It exhausted me," Wingate describes.
But, because of his lifelong specialized training, he became
able to self-administer hemo-dialysis at home. "My medical
background gave me an advantage," he explains. "It's not suit-
able for all patients because of the detailed process involved."


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PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Larry Wingate stand by their


Wingate goes on to delin-
eate that process, which
entails connecting to a
machine each night at bed-
time, about 9 o'clock. Then,
four times a night as he sleeps,
the machine works to absorb
poisons from his bloodstream.
The process ends at 6:30 or 7
the next morning.
He says it does not disrupt
his sleep - usually - but it
does disrupt his lifestyle. "I
have to be home fairly early in
the evening. It makes me not
be able to go to places like the
play 'The Story of Jesus.' "
Still, Wingate is not com-
plaining. "It gives me more
freedom. I thank God every
day for allowing me to do this
at home and making my life
better."
Although the sickness has
caused fatigue, anxiety, chest
pains and severe swelling to
the point of not being able to


walk, Wingate has stayed positive. Because of his strength, he
keeps pushing and doesn't let people see the toll the kidney dis-
ease is taking.
This hard-working servant of Hardee County and his family
are asking for a donor to help save Wingate's life. The donor
must be in good health and undergo the same tests that Wingate
is receiving right now.
Wingate has a blood type of A-positive, and a potential donor
See WINGATE 2A


to, too!



Fight

Gets 10

Suspended

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Ten students have been sus-
pended as a result of a fight last
week at Hardee Senior High
School.
-And despite rumors to the
contrary,, an administrator in-
jured in the melee was not
struck, shoved or kicked by the
youngsters involved. Instead,
Assistant Principal Bill Robin-
son twisted his knees while
attempting to separate the com-
batants, school Principal Mike
Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson said the fight
broke out right before the first
class of the day on Monday.
Though it lasted between three
to five minutes, "it seemed
much longer," he said.
It took place in what is
known as the "commons" area,
the central part of the campus,
on the south side next to the sci-
ence building. Staff members
rushed in, Wilkinson said,
pulling participants. apart ahd
sending spectators to class.
Robinson, he described, "was
hurt as a result of trying to keep
these kids from hurting each
other."
He was taken by ambulance
to Florida Hospital Wauchula,
where he was treated and re-
leased. Robinson is still recov-
ering, and has not yet returned
to work.
Two students also suffered
See FIGHT 3A


Mosaic Mining

Series Continues

. . .Story 3A


Driver Injures

Streetscape Crew

. .Story 5B


New! Teens Go

'Back In Time'

.. .Feature 58


THE BEST MEDICINE


COURTESY PHOTO
John Kaye of Hardee Manor Healthcare Center shares a laugh recently with "Nurse Nohi," a member of the Karing
Klowns volunteer group from Good Shepherd Hospice, which serves Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties.
Clowners Joan Carroll (above) and Eunice Riner visited patients both at the Wauchula center and at Resthaven in
Lemon Grove. They spread giggles and grins, heard and told stories, created balloon animals and handed out hugs.
The Karing Klowns group, formed by Good Shephed in 2002, believes humor is an effective therapy. Patients seem


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2A The Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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P.O. Box 338
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Jerold Knight of Miami has formed a committee planning
reunion of the Hardee High School graduating class of the 1960s.
Others on the committee include Ingie Burke Givens, Linda
Sasser, Sheila Carlton Smith, Sue Bryan Jackson, Sue Green Birge,
Mitzi Roberts Chronic, Sue Maxwell Baker, Thelma Albritton
Hendrix, and Gloria Clavel Davis. The event will be held on Jan.
17, 2009, in Wauchula.
Ingie called Friday and said she retired in 2004 as a school
counselor and is now working on a doctorate degree at University
of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and is a tutor and personal mentor to
some Crimson Tide athletes. She said Knight plans to stage a hot
air balloon race, a golf scramble and barbecue.
Ingie can be reached at 1-256-454-1318.

Shannon Kersey of Wauchula and his son Shane on May 3
won first place on Lake 2 for bass fishing and collected $400 at
Hardee Lakes Park.
Dale Youngblood, a Wauchula native who now lives in Avon
Park, won the catfish tournament and collected $200 for the largest
catfish, which weighed 1.9 pounds.
The rest of the tournament fishing winners were printed in last
week's edition.

Four Hardee County men narrowly missed a big tornado in
Georgia Sunday morning. The twister hit about75 yards from their
hunting camphouse in rural Wrightsville, 100 miles east of Macon.
The tornado hit about daylight and snapped big pine trees and
leveled some houses. Two people were killed in the area.
The men, who planned to hunt wild turkeys, were at a nearby
restaurant eating breakfast when the twister struck, narrowly miss-
ing the camphouse. They were Hardee Sheriff Loran Cogburn,
Donnie McGowin, Gene Lanier and Mike Heine. They left and
came home because the woods were torn up.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan reminds Florida seniors on limited
income who did not file a 2007 tax return that they must fill out and
send a two-page 1040A form to receive their economic stimulus
check from the IRS. The deadline is Oct. 15, 2008. Qualified
seniors could get at least $300, said the congressman. For more
information call 1-800-906-9887.
I am proud of Congress and President Bush for getting the
$150 billion to $168 billion economic stimulus package passed,
which will help most Americans with some extra spending money.
Many taxpayers will get $600 each, or $1,200 per couple, and fam-
ilies will get additional payments of $300 per child. Be careful of
scams.

In 2006 there were about 59,000 guest agricultural workers in
the U.S. under the H-2A program. The federal guest worker pro-
gram began in 1943 at the request of sugar cane growers in Florida,
reported Kevin Bouffard of the Lakeland Ledger on Feb. 17.
The Florida citrus industry needs legal harvest workers. Over
half today are considered to be illegal or undocumented. To quali-
fy or the H-2A program employers most prove a need to import for-
eign workers by documenting efforts to hire U.S. workers, recruit
workers in their home countries of Mexico or Central America, and
provide housing and transportation. The workers must be screened
by their county of origin by the U.S. embassy and U.S. Department
of Homeland Security. Most H-2A workers are here to harvest
crops.
Bouffard wrote than in 2006 some 47 Florida growers
employed 1,880 H-2A workers. They stay for up to 10 months.
They are generally young males.
There is a successful H-2A dormitory complex with kitchen
facilities in DeSoto County. County Commissions recently turned
down H-2A housing applications at Lake Buffum in Polk county
and the southeast area of Hardee County, due to complaints by area
residents. Those decisions can be appealed in higher courts.
With the construction slowdown this year there is enough har-
vest labor this year but adequate legal harvest labor in the future is
the key issue here.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has a good chance to be the
Democratic candidate for U.S. President in November's election.
He is handsome, very articulate and is ahead in the delegate count
over New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.
In late 2002 Sen. Obama was one of the few senators to vote
against giving President George W. Bush the authority to launch an
attack on Iraq. Florida's U.S. Sen. Bob Graham also voted no. Sen.
Clinton voted yes but now wishes she had voted no, since the war
in Iraq is now in its sixth year with no end in sight, and mounting
deaths, injuries and expenses.
Some people, myself included, feel this war in Iraq has led to
big budget deficits and higher fuel prices. President Bush, howev-
er, certainly deserves some credit for being consistent and that the
U.S. has not been attacked by terrorists since Sept. 11, 2001. Some
16 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia - none from Iraq.

In the 1960s the 103-mile Kissimmee Rive was changed by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into a 56-mile drainage canal,
reported Tom Palmer in the May 9, 2008, Lakeland Ledger. This
drained 30,000 acres of marshes and destroyed a lot of aquatic
wildlife habitat.
By 1971 it was deemed to be an ecological disaster, and over


JAIL
Continued From 1A


batteries, 11 thefts, three drugs,
five disorderly intoxication, and
16 various other charges.
Cogburn, Col. Arnold Lanier,
Capt. Claude Harris, Inform-
ation Specialist Gerald Shackel-
ford and Jail Captain Andrew
Rigney were on hand for the
discussion with the commis-
sion.
After the sheriff's introduc-
tion, Rigney presented "an
overview of operations," with
information on the increase of
county inmates, and continuing




WINGATE
Continued From 1A
would need the same blood
type.
But, still, he thinks of others.
"It's not just me," he says.
"There are lots of people out
there looking for organ dona-
tions of all kinds. People are
dying every day. You can
choose to be an organ donor,
and it can be put on your dri-
ver's license."
Donating a kidney, however,
is something any healthy person
can do. "You only need one,"
Wingate says, "and we all are
given two kidneys."
If you are interested in
becoming a hero to the Wingate
family, by being a donor, call
Wingate at 773-3994 or at 245-
6329. He will refer you to the
right person to begin the tests.
Wingate, a diligent and faith-
ful worker for this county, has
saved, rescued and served dur-
ing his years of in both the
Army and Fire-Rescue. His
family now asks Hardee
County residents to step up and
save his life.
Wingate knows it will hap-
pen.
"God's going to heal me one
day," he says. "He is either
going to give me a new kidney
or heal the one I've got. I
believe that."


revenue of nearly $1 million a
year for housing federal in-
mates. But, with increased pop-
ulation locally, the jail will be
overloaded with local inmates.
Bed space is limited by separat-
ing juveniles, women, and male
inmates by those charged, those
sentenced, etc.
Most recently, 30 percent of
the inmates were criminals fac-
ing new charges, eight percent
convicted felons awaiting sen-
tencing or transfer, 12 percent
people tested on misde-
meanor, eight percent on misde-
meanor sentences, a whopping
22 percent*required to be kept
separate and nine percent other.
Currently, there is a capacity
of 191 inmates, lowered by the
separation of inmates as noted
above. Not counting the nurses,
classification, control room and
transport officers, the current
staffing is one officer to 41
inmates per shift. Staffing ratios
must change. Six more officers,
one to transport inmates, and
another classification officer
are needed to keep up with the
increase of arrests and convic-
tions, said Rigney.
Creating a two-tier 124-bed
unit out of the unused recre-
ation space would provide 24
four-man cells on the first tier
and 14 two-man cells on the
upper tier. With the new staff
for it and the estimated cost of
construction, the total needed is
in the neighborhood of $5.7
million. That's in addition to the
$2 million repairs needed on the
current facility.
That's better than a $30 to
$40 million criminal complex,
or the $25 million to build a
new jail, Cogburn pointed out.
The sheriff reminded the
commission of the urgency of
the matter. "We're at a cross-
roads," he said. He and his
staff were asked to come back
with more specific information
on alternatives and costs, per-
haps by the June commission
planning session.


Orange Estimate


Stays TI

Florida's 2007-08 orange-
crop estimate remained the
same at 168.5 million boxes on
Friday as the U.S. Department
of Agriculture released its
revised citrus forecast.
"This remains a good-sized
crop for the Florida citrus
industry," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive vice presi-
dent/chief executive officer of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "Prices'
to growers are a bit lower than
we expected and that has us
concerned. We need higher
prices to offset the increased
production costs associated
with pest and disease manage-.
ment and energy prices."
The 168.5 million boxes are
made up of 80.5 million boxes
of early-mids, 3.0 million boxes
of navels and 85 million boxes
of valencias.
The Florida citrus industry
saw a decline in orange produc-


he Same

tion from 230, million boxes to
129..million boxes during the
five-year period between the
2001-02 season and the 2006-
07 season. This reduction was
due in large part to the effects of
hurricanes, development and
pests and diseases such as citrus
canker and greening.
A 168.5 million box orange
crop would represent about a 31
percent increase from the 2006-
07 season.
The USDA issues its initial
estimate in October and then
revises it each month through
the end of the citrus season in
July.
In Friday's revised estimate,
Florida grapefruit increased
from 24.5 million boxes to 26.3
million boxes. Tangelos
remained unchanged at 1.5 mil-
lion boxes and tangerines
increased from 4.8 million
boxes to 5.3 million boxes.


20 years of lobbying resulted in a $620 million restoration plan that
started in 1999 and might be completed in 2012. Improvements in
wildlife numbers are already being noticed. The river's floodplain
after restoration will be 72,000 acres, wrote Palmer.
As Florida grows there will be more concern and fights over
water and who gets it - agriculture, industry, residents, wildlife,
recreation, etc. Two years of drought conditions caused by below
average rainfall in Florida have not helped.

If fuel prices are still high and the economy not recovered by
Nov. 4, an Obama-Clinton or Clinton-Obama ticket could see the
Democrats get back into the White House, despite a strong candi-
dacy by Sen. McCain, the Republican nominee.



HutigFihigFoecs


5/15/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:38 am
Sets: 8:09 pm
LoD: 13:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:32 pm
Sets: 3:48 am
Major Times
8:44 am-10:44 am
9:10 pm-ll:10 pm
Minor Times
3:01 am-4:01 am
3:27 pm-4:27 pm
Prediction
Good
5/16/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:37 am
Sets: 8:10 pm
LoD: 13:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:26 pm
Sets: 4:16 am
Major Times
9:25 am-1;:25 am
9:51 pm-ll:51 pm
Minor Times


3:42 am-4:42 am
4:08 pm-5:08 pm
Prediction
Good
5/17/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:37 am
Sets: 8:10 pm
LoD: 13:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:20 pm
Sets: 4:47 am
Major Times
10:07 am-12:07 pm
10:33 pm-12:33 am
Minor Times
4:24 am-5:24 am
4:50 pm-5:50 pm
Prediction
Best
5/18/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:36 am
Sets: 8:11 pm
LoD: 13:35:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:16 pm
Sets: 5:20 am


Major Times
1l:17'pm-1:17 am
11:42 am- 1:42 pm
Minor Times
5:59 am-6:59 am
6:24 pm-7:24 pm
Prediction
Better
5/19/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:36 am
Sets: 8:12 pm
LoD: 13:36:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:11 pm
Sets: 5:56 am
Major Times
12:03 am-2:03 am
12:28 pm-2:28 pm
Minor Times
6:45 am-7.45 am
7:10 pm-8:10 pm
Prediction
Better

5/20/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:12 pm


LoD: 13:37:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:07 pm
Sets: 6:37 am
Major Times
12:52 am-2:52 am
1:17 pm-3:17 pm
Minor Times
7:34 am-8:34 am
7:59 pm-8:59 pm
Prediction
Best
5/21/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:13 pm
LoD: 13:38:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:00 pm
Sets: 7:23 am
Major Times
1:41 am-3:41 am
2:06 pm-4:06 pm
Minor Times
8:23 am-9:23 am
8:48 pm-9:48 pm
Prediction
Good


Farmworker Housing

Workshop May 22


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Residents who vigorously
opposed farmworker housing
during a March 8 public hear-
ing are urged to attend a
County Commission work-
shop next Thursday evening.
None of the opponents of a
proposed 150-person farm-
worker housing complex
showed up at the April 17
public hearing on setting a
moratorium on such housing
plans for six months.
A half-dozen or more citrus
industry representatives were
present, however, and were
able to convince the commis-
sion to shorten the moratori-


um to 90 days.
County staff was instructed
to amend the zoning charts
and types of housing, and
make other simpledhanges to
the county's Land Use Plan to
make it more evident where
farmworker housing is per-
mitted and how it is to be
approved.
With some of this complet-
ed, another workshop has
been set for 6 p.m. May 22 in
the commission board room,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
Opponents and supporters
of farmworker housing regu-
lations and. changes are urged
to come and take part in the
meeting.


RACES
Continued From 1A


praiser Kathy Crawford, Tax
Collector Zee Smith, Elections
Supervisor Jeff Ussery and
School Board District 2's Tanya
Royal.
The list still may change, but
not by much.
Petitions for those seeking to
have their names added to the
ballot by the voter-signature
method rather than by paying
high qualifying fees must be
completed and turned into t he
Elections Office on Monday.
After that, a candidate will have
to fork over hundreds, and even
thousands, of dollars to run for
office here.
Traditionally in Hardee
County, there will be no further
candidates after the petition
deadline passes.
That leaves Arnold Lanier,
Tom Santarlas, Roger Clark and
Rickey Dick for sheriff. San-
tarlas is the only Republican.
For schools superintendent,


TRACK
An article in the May 1
issue on state track com-
petition inadvertently mis-
named one of the partici-
pants.
Jean Frenot was one of
the six seniors represent-
ing Hardee High at the
Class 2A state meet in
Winter Park.

BOXING
The sports column in
last week's issue inadver-
tently gave the wrong date
for the upcoming fight for
local pro Edner Cherry.
His fight is the main
event on the ESPN Wed-
nesday Night Fights on
May 21.

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.


the race is on among incumbent"
Dennis Jones, a Democrat, and
Gary Moore, Bob Shayman and
David Durastanti. Durastanti is
running as a Republican.
For County Commission
District 1, incumbent Minor
Bryant (D), Gene Davis (D),
Donald Samuels (R) and Donny
Waters (D).
For County Commission
District 3, incumbent Gordon
Norris (D), Terry Atchley (D),
Don Chancey (R) and Alane
Solomon (D).
For County Commission
District 5, there has been no re-
cent activity. Candidates remain
incumbent Dale Johnson (D)
and Walter Olliff (R).
For School Board District 3,
a non-partisan race, incumbent
Gina Neuhofer, Charles Crutch-
field and Teresa M. Crawford.







THURSDAY, MAY 15
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY, MAY 19
VZolfo Springs Town
Council, monthly meeting,
Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 20
VHardee Senior High
School, final advisory coun-
cil meeting for the school
year, media center, 830
Altman Road, Wauchula, 6
p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
VESE Department, plan-
ning meeting on Individuals
With Disabilities applications
for next year, (old) Hardee
Junior High School, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 9
a.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 22
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, farmworker hous-
ing workshop, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended May 8, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,909 com-
pared to 6,162 last week and 7,839 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher,
feeder steers were steedy to 1.00 lower and heifers were uneven-
ly steady to firm.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:




Slaughter Cows:
57.00.

Slaughter Bulls:
74.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 115.00-150.00;
300-400 lbs., 97.00-130.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-117.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 104.00-138.00;
300-400 lbs., 90.00-107.00; and
400-500 lbs., 86.00- 99.00-

Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 47.00-


Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 60.00-


freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases;
neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alter-
natives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the
available choices, to argue over them - and then, the opportu-
nity to choose.
-C. Wright Mills


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May 15, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Mining Issues Reviewed


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the second in a four-part
series on proposed mining on
the east side of the Peace River
leading up'to the June 5 hearing
by the Planning & Zoning
Board and Hardee County
Commission. Last week's
installment was on economics
and environment.
CLAY.SETTLING
One of the big issues con-
cerning Mosiac Fertilizer's plan
to mine 7,000 of the 10,000
acre extension to the Fort
Meade Mine concerned the clay
settling areas as well as water
use and impacts.
When mining is completed,
about 2020, there will be three
clay-settling areas in Hardee
County. Clay is one of the bi-
products of mining. The ma-
trix or phosphate-containing
soil is mined and watered down
to become slurry so it can be
piped to a beneficiation plant in
Polk County where the sand
tailings, clay and the phosphate
rock are separated. Initially, the
clay from Hardee County will
be used in Polk County pits
where there are still about 6,000


acres to be mined.
When finished the thr
settling areas in the count
cover about 1,500 acres,
will be used for limited a
tural uses. No settling po
be within 500 feet of a
park, cemetery, historical
permanent buildings, w
mobile, manufactured o
ventional construction.
can't be within 500 feet
public road right-of-way.
Clay settling ponds shc
within fenced areas or b
from public access. The:
be reclaimed within foui
after active dewatering
ties are complete and th
is sufficiently consolidz
is anticipated that all d
missioned waste clay
will be returned to
improved pasture, grazing
for cattle.
A Mosaic expert on cl
tling said it could take 3i
years for a clay settling
be fully dewatered, but
tering of the surface area
one to two years.

WATER
A second major issue


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


'WE KILL PEOPLE'
"So what are you doing this morning?" I asked my 12-ye
cousin, Timmy, while talking on the phone.
"We're playing video games."
I asked him which game he was playing. Being out
video-game loop, I couldn't connect when he told me its title
is that the one where you race cars?" Timmy replied, "No,
people."
"We kill people" - his *words seemed so casual to him
couldn't help verbally reacting with disapproval. Now, I
know exactly what Jesus would think of Timmy's video gar
course, I'm thinking He would find it offensive. I couldn't in
Jesus playing it.
Here is one reference Jesus made about killing: "Do n
those who kill the body."
Does this make sense?
We must realize that Jesus considers physical death mo
life transition rather than an end. He went on to say, "but rath
him who is able to destroy both soul and body." Big picture
Jesus was talking about a person giving up his life for the ci
the Christian faith, being a martyr.
Jesus, this is blunt.
Die for my faith? With no fear? OK, give me a minute;
put my going-to-church smile on. Yes, I can die for my faith i
Jesus. I can give up my life.
Almost'tbd easy to say.
Here's my life, but I'm guarding my wallet valiantly.
mind dying, just don't kill my personal time, I've got things
My life is Yours, as long as my public image stays intact.
"It's pretend," Timmy assured me when I question
about killing people.
God, please don't let my relationship with Jesus be pre
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Mi
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These thi?
write that our joy may be complete." His column is public
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.




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IORDEHI NURSERY
U' PICK PLANTS


v


) Code of Conduct provides for
the punishment for fighting to
be doubled if gang activity is
involved. So, each student was
suspended for 10 days rather
than the usual five, he said.
r! "We try to keep up with what
our kids are doing off campus
because incidents can come on
campus," Wilkinson said. "We
S are very proactive regarding
that sort of thing."
Wilkinson noted police
departments and the Sheriffs
Office work together with the
0371 school in an effort to keep all
students safe.


with surficial (surface) and
ee clay groundwater impacts.
ity will The mining in Hardee County
which will continue with the well
igricul- water permits from Polk
nd will County. There will be no in-
public crease in well water permits or
site or withdrawals, said Mosaic.
whether Because water quality and
)r con- quantity have been issues for
They years, Mosaic plans extensive
from a groundwater and surface water
monitoring, that includes levels,
would be flows and water quality. Test
locked wells should be drilled to deter-
y must mine the depth and characteris-
r years tics of subsurface, geological
activi- and hydrologic units and varia-
te area tions in water quality and pres-
ated. It sure levels.
lecom- Mining techniques are plan-
ponds ned to reduce or eliminate the
use as dewatering effects on wetlands,
ng land farm ponds, lakes, ponds, wells
and other surface water areas.
ay set- Should any resident report dry-
0 to 40 ness of wells or cattle watering
area to ponds, Mosaic must respond
dewa- immediately, assess and remedy
Is takes the situation, county mining
staff said.
Drainage basins within the
Hardee County extension are to
ae. was be restored to approximate pre-
mining sizes, hydrologic func-
tions and locations. A perime-
ter ditch and berm system will
intercept stormwater runoff and
maintain it within the mining
recirculation system.
o' A defense expert had chal-
I lenges on water use and quality.
She alleged that dewatering
stresses affected the cypress
and pine trees and that overlap-
ping watershed affect each
ear-old other, transferring drainage and
damage to water systems from
one areas to another. "It affects
of the uplands, wetlands and streams
f tS in other areas. That's why a
le. "So cumulative impact study for a
we kill several county area must be
SYet I conducted."
. Yedon't I She added, "Groundwater'
Don't doesn't respect boundaries."
me. Of Sinkholes in Polk County affect
imagine the aquifer in Hardee County
iot fear and downstream, she said.
Phosphate mining in the state
has continued for over 100
re of a years, since 1881, and has af-
re of a fected the Peace River from
er fear Lake Hancock south to the
e-wise, Charlotte estuaries.
cause of Another detractor .alleged
over 340 miles of stream and
137,000 acres of forested wet-
let me lands have been lost since 1940.
n You, Mosaic counted that mining
has changed a lot and said the
I don't detracting experts overestimat-
don ed the displacement and evapo-
to do. ration that would be caused by
-d him mining.
Next week: The Peace River,
tend. wetlands and dragline cross-
chigan wings.
a two-
Guild.
ngs we
hed in FIGHT

Continued From 1A
AF L injuries, Wilkinson said. Both
to their hands. They went by
private vehicle to the hospital
for treatment.
Classes began as normal, the
principal said, and were fully
S functional.
Wilkinson said the fight was
part of an ongoing conflict
between two groups of Bowling
Green youths, some who are
known to be associated with the
gang SUR 13 and some black
youngsters who wear the same
Color shirts as if a gang.
The two groups had been bat-
tling in Bowling Green. Wilkin-
son noted the Bowling Green.
Police Department called the
school the week before to
advise that there was "some
taunting" taking place at the bus
S stops.
Anticipating that the off-
te campus conflict could carry
s" over onto school grounds, the
^ Sheriffs Office was notified,
and a couple deputies spent the
- rest of that week at the school.
Y, "Nothing happened," Wilkin-
son said. "But Monday, when
we didn't have them here, that's
when it happened."
- Wilkinson said that "when
- the dust settled," and all internal
interviews and investigations
were complete, 10 students
were found to be involved.
He noted that the school's


ZONING -
Continued From 1A
all times that the adjoining pub
as well as the restaurant are -
open," said Fisher.
"All fears should fall away.
This is a place to bring your
children and grandchildren, to
be greeted like family, to be
welcome to sit down and enjoy
a meal," concluded Fisher.


Anyone with questions,
reluctance or support should
come to Monday evening's
meeting. Fisher is currently
manager at the new Sears outlet
store at the north end of,
Courthouse Annex II plaza. He
invites you to stop by and chat
with him.


more.
Kevin Doyle, another partner--
in this venture, has operated the
Celtic Gray in Punta Gorda for
11 years. When he began there
were only two small restaurants
and a lot of empty store fronts.
Now there is the Celtic Gray,
Dean's South Of The Border,
Red Fish Chophouse and River
City Grill, restaurants which
bring people from all over
South Florida to shop in the
boutiques, jewelry shop, arts
and crafts and other stores
along the main street of the
community. There is weekly
music in the park for everyone's
enjoyment.
Doyle said he has "fallen in
love with Wauchula. It is our
intention to revitalize down-
town, provide jobs and work
and grow with e community."
Once The Flanders Hotel, the
partners want to return the
restaurant to "a step back in
time, restoring the feeling of a
friendlier time, knickknacks on
the shelves, pictures of the '50s,
removing the canopy out front
and returning to the historic
decor."
They are enthusiastic. "It's
not about money. It's about peo-
ple staying here to eat, rather
than going out of town, buying
meals and tipping workers from
another community, instead of
the 15 or so local employees
who will benefit."
Beside the approval of the
P&Z board, the partners will
need acceptance by the Down-
town Historic Association, and
a change in the city ordinance
that prohibits selling liquor
within 500 feet of a church or
school.
Barry Taylor spoke for the
church at South Eighth Avenue
and West Orange Avenue in
saying there was no objection to
this type of restaurant.
The Wauchula City Commis-
sion struggled with how to
make it legal and decided to
change its ordinance to conform
to the state statute, which sim-
ply prohibits sale of alcohol
within 500 feet of a school. The
state would then issue a liquor
license and monitor it to be sure
over 51 percent of the revenue
was from sale of food.
"The kitchen will be open at


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Scott Humston, master magician and friend, will be perform-
ing at the Hardee County Public Library on June 10. Some of you
may remember him from his performance just a couple of years
ago at Zolfo Springs Elementary School. If not, let me encourage
you to make plans to take the family to his show.
Scott has performed all over the United States, even at the
White House Easter Egg Hunt one year. Scott has been to large
churches, medium churches and small churches like mine. He has
performed at big events and big schools and small everits and small
schools.
But one thing is for sure, his show is always amazing.
Scott and I go way back. My first ministerial "duty" was to
make a hospital visit, where I got to see Scott and his wife, Debbie,
just after they became parents to a beautiful baby girl. Scott is a for-
mer member of New Hope Presbyterian Church. That is the church
I serve in Eustis. He grew up in the Winter Haven area, so we trade
small-town stories and grab lunch together when he is in town.
Scott will be doing his show at the library, but I would encour-
age all county churches to at least send someone to check him out.
He has a new ministry called "The Wonder-Full Weekend," truly a
show every church needs to find out more about. Our church is
having Scott perform daily at our Art/Sports Camp, and on
Thursday he is doing a family night show. We are also interested in
booking him next year for a Wonder-Full Weekend event.
Scott uses magic to reach people's hearts and shares the
Gospel to change people's souls. Scott's ability to make you laugh,
think, feel, gasp, stand still and wonder is truly God-given.
To find out more about Scott, visit the Web site www.scot-
thumston.com. If you are interested in booking a show for your
school or church, you can also check out www.schoolshow.com .
Several years ago - before kids and when I could afford to go
out on a date - I took my wife to the Chalet Suzanne restaurant
in Lake Wales. We noticed a magician was walking around the
room, stopping at various tables to do a trick. As I was lost in my
wife's beauty and intelligent conversation, I didn't notice at first
who this magician was until he got to our table and asked, "What
are you two doing here?" It was Scott.
He did a trick that night that I'll never be able to figure out or
forget. He had a deck of cards, had us sign a card, did a lot of other
stuff, then told me to look in my wallet. I took my wallet out and
in it was the card I had signed! Baffled, I asked if he could make
my check from the Chalet Suzanne disappear.
So, if you are needing a laugh or you just need something for
your child to do on June 10, get over to the library and check Scott
Humston out. If you don't laugh, have a good time or smile inces-
santly, then you're probably at the wrong library.
Scott has a great heart for the Lord, and I hope you get the
opportunity to go.







4A The Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2008


Obituaries


WILLIAM "BILL"
NATHAN KERSEY
William "Bill" Nathan Ker-
sey, 75, "of Fort Meade, died
Friday, May 9, 2008, at his
home.
Born Dec. 4, 1932, he was a
lifelong resident of Fort Meade.
He served in the U.S. Army,
was employed as a butcher with
Kaplan Industries and was a
hog farmer.
Survivors are his ex-wife
Virginia Kersey of Fort Meade;
four daughters, Jacqualin
"Jackie" Summers and husband
Terry of Fort Meade, Alice
Slora and husband Chuck of
Savannah, Ga., Mary Kersey
Goan and husband Dreux of
League City, Texas, and
Ramona Cartagena of Bartow; a
son, William Leonard Kersey
and wife Linda Jane of Fort
Meade; a sister, Alice Patterson
of Frostproof; a brother, Fred
Kersey of Bowling Green; 13
grandchildren; and 14 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday at the
funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services were Wednesday at the
funeral home at 3 p.m., fol-
lowed by interment in Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

J.D. SIRMANS
J.D. Sirmans, 81, of Wau-
chula, died on Wednesday,
April 23, at home.
Born Jan. 2, 1927 in Wau-
chula, he was a lifelong resi-
dent. He was a farm laborer and
member of First Missionary
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
He is survived by many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Friday from 4
to 6 p.m. at the church. Services
were Saturday at 11 a.m. at First
Missionary Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
Williams Funeral Home
Bartow


















EVELYN L. SMITH
Evelyn L. Smith, 88, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
May 10, 2008, at Florida
Hospital, Lake Placid.
Born in Glenville, Ga., on
Nov. 16, 1919, she was raised
in Hardee County. She was a
nurse's aide and member of
the Church of Christ of Wau-
chula. She loved to crochet
and paint and loved to study
the Bible.
She was preceded in death
by a son, Jimmie D. Pruitt.
Survivors include a son,
Joseph C. Pruitt and wife
Charlene of Lakeland; two
daughters, Sheila Younts
Reynolds of Wauchula, and
Nevelyn Cross and husband
Thomas of Bartow; a sister,
Peggy Gillette of Wauchula;
10 grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 11 a.m. to noon at the
Church of Christ in Wau-
chula, where services were
held at noon with Pastor
Adam Shanks officiating. In-
terment followed in Wau-
chula cemetery.

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DANNY VIRGIL
SUMMERVILLE SR.
Danny Virgil Summerville
Sr., 45, of Manila, Ark., and
formerly of Bowling Green,
died on Monday, May 12, 2008
at Great River Medical Center
in Blytheville, Ark.
Born Nov. 3, 1962, in New-
port News, Va., he was a former
longtime Bowling Green resi-
dent before moving to Arkansas
in 2005. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by
his father, James Summerville.
Survivors include his wife of
25 years, Michelle Summerville
of Manila, Ark.; mother Chris
Thompson of Bowling Green; a
son, Danny Summerville Jr. of
Manila, Ark.; a daughter,
Melissa Lorraine Summerville
of Manila, Ark.; a brother, John
Summerville of Bowling
Green; a sister, Sherry Frey of
Bowling Green; and two grand-
sons, Nicholas Summerville
and. Michael King, both of
Manila, Ark.
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from noon until services at
2 p.m. with the Rev. Waymon
Holt officiating. Interment fol-
lows in Leachville Cemetery,
Leachville, Ark.
Howard Funeral Services
Leachville, Ark.


LUDELLE GIRTS
Ludelle Girts, 82, of Wau-
chula, died on Friday, May 9,
2008, in Wauchula.
Born Jan. 8, 1926, in Nash-
ville, Ga., she has lived in Wau-
chula for 20 years. She was a
homemaker.
She is survived by a son,
Robert A. Cranford, of Wau-
chula; a brother, Jimmy Cran-
ford of Wauchula; a sister,
Ethelene King of Wauchula;
and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Wednesday at 11
a.m. at the funeral home. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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LUDELLE
GIRTS
Ludelle Girts, 82, of Wau-
chula, died on Friday, May 9,
2008, in Wauchula.
Born Jan. 8, 1926, in
Nashville, Ga., she has lived
in Wauchula for 20 years. She
was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son,
Robert A. Cranford, of Wau-
chula; a brother, Jimmy
Cranford of Wauchula; a sis-
ter, Ethelene King of Wau-
chula; and many nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were
Wednesday at 1t a.m. at the
funeral home. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.



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WILLIAM STEVE
HULSEY
William Steve Hulsey, 59, of
Fort Meade, died Friday, May
9, 2008, at his residence.
He was born in Jacksonville,
Ala., and came to Fort Meade in
1972. He was a U.S. Navy
Vietnam veteran; member of
American Legion Post #3 in
Bartow; a maintenance mech-
anic for Mosaic Phosphate
Mining, a former Little League
baseball and Youth Football
coach in Fort Meade, and of the
Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by
brothers Homer Hulsey and
Wayne McCurry.
Survivors include his wife,
Marcia Hulsey, of Fort Meade;
two sons, Dwayne Hulsey and
wife Susie of Zolfo Springs,
and Josh Kintner of Fort
Meade; three daughters, Amy
McQuaig of Fort Meade, Leigh
Hulsey and Rosie of Zolfo
Springs, and Amanda Gibson of
Wauchula; two brothers,
Thomas Hulsey and Benny
Hulsey, both of Jacksonville,
Ala.; a sister, Frances Campbell
of Jacksonville, Ala.; and
grandchildren Taylor Hulsey,
Michael Forrester, Justin For-
rester, Brian McQuaig, Kaylee
Gibson and Ciara Kintner.
Memorial services are on
Saturday at 11 a.m. at the
Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E.
Broadway, Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be sent to Good
Shepherd Hospice of Auburn-
dale.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


EVELYN L. SMITH
Evelyn L. Smith, 88, of Wau-
chula, died on Saturday, May
10, 2008, at Florida Hospital,
Lake Placid.
Born in Glenville, Ga., on
Nov. 16, 1919, she was raised in
Hardee County. She was a
nurse's aide and member of the
Church of Christ of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
a son, Jimmie D. Pruitt.
Survivors include a son,
Joseph C. Pruitt and wife.
Charlene of Lakeland; two
daughters, Sheila Younts Rey-
nolds of Wauchula, and Neve-
lyn Cross and husband Thomas
of Bartow; a sister, Peggy
Gillette of Wauchula; 10 grand-
children; and 10 great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 11 a.m. to noon at the
Church of Christ in Wauchula,
where services were held at
noon with Pastor Adam Shanks
officiating. Interment followed
in Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


JUAN ANTONIO GARCIA
Juan Antonio Garcia, 79, of
Fort Meade, died Thursday,
May 8, 2008, at Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1928
in Texas.
Survivors include two
daughters, Shannon Gonzalez
of Winter Garden and Crystal
Aguilar of Fort Meade; two
sons, Claudio Garcia and Juan
Garcia Jr., both of Winter
Garden; and a sister, Nora
Duran of Emory, Texas.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by the funeral home. No
services have been scheduled.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


CLAIRVOYANT PIERRE
Clairvoyant Pierre, 67, of
Wauchula, died Friday, April
25, 2008, at Wauchula.
Born July 20, 1940 in Haiti,
he was a Hardee County resi-
dent for 28 years. He was an
agricultural laborer and mem-
ber of St. Michael Catholic
Church of Wauchula.
He is survived by his wife,
Celidia Pierre of Wauchula.
Visitation was Friday from 5
to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Saturday at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church in Wauchula.
Williams Funeral Home
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Bowling Green Elementary School held a rally Friday to celebrate winning the school
district's Battle of the Books this year, the fourth win in the past five years. The school
also placed above state average in the fourth-grade writing scores, achieving an 87
compared with the state average of 77, said Principal David Durastanti. In top photo,
Durastanti and Assistant Principal Kathy Clark went on the school's roof to deliver the
news, as music played and physical education instructor Phil Rasmussen spearhead-
ed the celebration. In bottom photo are (from left) Clark; Durastanti; Sharon Ekhoff,
head coach, Battle of the Books team; School Board member Joe Jones; and
Rasmussen. The K-5 school has 465 students.

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May 15, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


Since the summer rains are rapidly approaching, it's time to
hold our last "Music .in the Park" concert of the 2007-08 season.
The wildly popular California Toe Jam Band will be featured this
Saturday at 7 p.m.
The band's name is definitely unusual, but the music is famil-
iar and, judging from their previous performances, very popular!
They will perform 1950s, '60s and '70s tunes that can be enjoyed
by the whole family.
Lead singer and guitar player Harry Havery says, "We are a
good-time, fun-time band. Yes, we are most certainly family-
friendly."
When asked about the peculiar name for the band, he says that
back when the band was formed, it had no name. "We were seniors
in high school and were preparing to play for Homecoming. We
had no plans for the band to last any longer than that event, so no
name was ever chosen."
The first couple of songs they worked on were Beach Boys
tunes. One of the original band members had come to practice
wearing flip-flops. "His feet were nasty," remembered Havery.
When they finished kidding him about it, they stuck the California
in front of toe jam to end up with the California Toe Jam Band.
Look's like the joke's on them, though, because some 20-plus
years later they are still, shall we say, stuck with this unique name.
Current members include T.J. Kinyon on vocals and bass;
Rodney Hollinger on vocals, keyboards and saxophone; Rodney
Havery on drums; Jordan Terrell, multi-instrumentalist; and Harry
Havery on guitar and vocals.
They will perform at Highlands Hammock State Park and
admission is just $5 per person. Parents, bring your kids, and if
they are age 16 or younger they are admitted free of charge!
Picnic baskets or coolers are welcome, and the Hammock Inn
will be open for dinners, snacks and desserts. Other items to bring
include a flashlight, lawn chairs or blankets and your dancing
shoes.
It will be a great fun time, plus you'll be helping support the
park! Hope to see you at the concert, out here in The Real Florida


WEATHER SUMMARY
Warm temperatures and li; - to no rain provided a dry week
for farmers. Areas of De Soto, Levy, Marion, Osceola, Glades, and
Collier counties received less than a fourth of an inch. St. Lucie,
Dade, and Highlands counties averaged 0.95, 0.44, and 0.66 inch-
es of rain, respectively. The highest temperature so far this year
was 96 degrees in Lake County; low to mid-90s and 80s across
other areas for daytime temperatures. Low daytime temperatures
were in the 50s and 60s. Major cities reached highs in the 80s and
90s with lows ranging in the 40s to 70s.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut planting continued with 44 percent completed com-
pared to 21 percent last year. Potato harvest continued throughout
St. Johns, Putnam, and Flagler counties. Several acres of cotton
were replanted in Jackson County due to inadequate moisture at
planting. Some damage to the crop from sand blasting was also
reported. Topsoil moisture was mostly short across the State and
subsoil moisture was reported adequate.
MoistureTopsoil Subsoil
oRati e This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 32 22 63 15 16 55
Short 42 45 28 53 37 26
Adequate 26 32 9 32 46 19
Surplus0o 0 1 0 0 1 0
VEGETABLES
Strawberry harvest was in seasonal decline in Starke.
Harvesting of peppers decreased in Pompano, while the quality and
quantity of eggplant was good. Most crops looked good in
Suwannee Valley and Big Bend areas. The watermelon crop was
negatively impacted in the southern Peninsula, Fort Myers, and
Immokalee by the lack of rain and disease. However, the water-
melon crop in the Panhandle's Jefferson County began to set fruit.
Squash harvest began and tomatoes were expected to begin soon in
Gadsden. Other vegetables marketed throughout the week were
beans, blueberries, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant,
okra, peppers, radishes, squash, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in poor condition due to drought. High
winds and high temperatures increased the impact from the
drought. The condition of cattle was mostly fair to good. In central
areas, pasture condition was very poor to good with most in fair
condition. Cattle condition was poor to good. In the southwestern.
areas, pasture was very poor to good. Hot, dry conditions lead to:
deterioration of pasture quality. A few scattered showers provided


relief in some localized areas. Statewide, cattle condition was very
poor to good.
Cattle Pasture.
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 15 '20
Poor 15 25 25 15
Fair 50 30 40 30
Good 30 40 20 30
Excellent 0 0 0 5
CITRUS
The weather was warm and mild across the State this past
week with one or two days of rainfall reported in citrusproducing
areas. The east coast recorded isolated showers at almost an inch.,
The only other citrus area that received significant 'rain was
Sebring, at one half of an inch. Fort Pierce reached a near record-
high temperature at 93 degrees on Sunday; Sebring reached 94
degrees on Saturday. All other areas had at least one day reaching
90 degrees. Overall, citrus groves look good with heavy foliage and
healthy looking new fruit. Some trees were showing slight after-
noon wilt during the hottest hours of the day; however, most grow-
ers were running heavy irrigation to keep trees hydrated, Hedging
and topping was taking place after harvest in many citrus groves
across the State. Other production activities included spraying,
mowing, brush removal, and resetting. Growers were combating,
greening by removing trees and attempting to control the Psyllids
with pesticides. Harvest of Valencias was past the half way mark.
Processing plants planned to be open into July and were expecting
to process six million boxes a week. Grapefruit harvesting declined
due to limited availability and was expected to be completed with-
in one to two weeks. Honey tangerine harvest dropped below one
hundred thousand boxes during this week for the first time since
mid-January.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED - WEEK ENDED
Crop Apr 27 May 04 | May 11
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 3 0 0
Navel oranges 1 1 1
Temples 7 7 6
Valencia oranges 6,245 6,099 5,983
Grapefruit 1,009 720 476
Honey tangerines 200 151 88


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the
young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the
striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday
in life you will have been all of these.
-George Washington Carver


COURTESY PHOTO
See a concert In the great outdoors as the California Toe
Jam Band performs Saturday at nearby Highlands
Hammock State Park.


Justice For All
By Thomas E. Santarlas
Cnminologist


CHAIN GANGS
The criminal justice system in America has a storied history
regarding the incarceration and work detail of its inmates. It has
been commonplace for prisoners to supply free labor to the public.
Over time jails and prisons have rescinded that policy, with some
even paying inmates a small stipend for menial jobs within the jail.
More and more liberties and privileges have been extended to
convicts at the expense of the taxpayer. It is bad enough that we are
victimized by their criminal endeavors. We then pay for their hous-
ing, food, drink, medicines, clothing and entertainment while they
are incarcerated in our jails and prisons.
To add insult to injury, consider the fact that Hillsborough
County currently has a program where inmates can become vested
in the state retirement system for labor that they provide while in
custody! What a slap in the face that is to the hard-working honest
men and women in this state.
Enough is enough with the coddling of these criminals! It is
high time that we begin to take a stand against the wasteful spend-
ing of our tax dollars.
Once a person is convicted of a crime, he loses many of the
rights that we enjoy as law-abiding citizens. One such right is the
ability to come and go as they please and maintain a personal
schedule of activities. Our correctional staff reserves the right to
dictate to a certain extent what the inmate will and will not do dur-
ing the term of his incarceration.
For example, those who do not partake in voluntary work pro-
grams should be sent out to work on chain gangs. The state of
Florida resumed this program in the mid-1990s, thus paving the
way for us to recoup some of the financial loss we incur when
housing a criminal. Gov. Charlie Ctist sponsored the bill when he
was a state senator. He stated, "The idea is not to be cruel but to
have an appropriate punishment that also serves as a deterrent."
The chain gangs consist of low-risk inmates shackled together
with' leg irons and other visible restraints. They wear clearly
marked and identifiable prison clothing and are supervised by
armed correctional officers. The inmates work in small groups on
various projects around the county, such as trash removal, road
repair, graffiti eradication, farming and landscaping.
This type of work detail achieves two distinct and separate
goals: first, it provides a general deterrent to other would-be crim-
inals; and, second, it saves the taxpayers tens-of-thousands of dol-
lars a year in labor costs.
The use of a chain gang is one way to quickly resolve a very
pressing issue in our community: Gang-related tagging, or graffiti,
has been on the rise, leaving us with defaced property, both gov-
ernmental and privately owned. A chain gang could be sent out to
paint over the graffiti within 24 hours of it being noticed. We cur-
rently have no plan of action to combat graffiti, and this type of free
labor could enable us to quickly reclaim our cities and fight back
against vandalism.,
The chain-gang concept has been working quite well in other
jurisdictions across the country. To illustrate, the Maricopa County
.Sheriff's Office in Arizona routinely utilizes chain gangs to offset
labor costs in its community. The programs at the MCSO have been
a national success story, something we can learn from and imple-
ment at all county jails around the state of Florida. In this difficult
economy we must be more frugal with the monies we have avail-
,able and look for cost-effective legal alternatives to resolving com-
munity problems.
Dr. Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
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Mets Alone On Top of Dixie Youth


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Putting back-to-back victo-
ries in their pocket, the Dixie
Youth Mets lead their division.
At the end of last week, the
Florida Fuel Mets stood at 8-1,
ahead of the Joe L. 'Davis
Braves at 6-3, who were fol-
'lowed by the Hardee Signs +
Tees Rays, the All Creatures
Animal Hospital Yankees, the
Chapman Fruit Co. Red Sox,
the Vision Ace Hardware Reds
and the Countryside Giowers
Tigers.
There was a double header on
Monday. On Field 1, the
Yankees downed the Reds 14-4.
Mason Gough tripled for the
Yanks. Austin Judah circled the
bases three times. Frank Farias,
Austin Altman, Kendall Gough
and Mason Gough each put a
pair of runs on the board.
Wilson Bembry, Jordon Jones
and Marco Briones each added
a run. Not getting to home plate
were Omar Alamia, Aaron
Briones, Armando Alamia and
Jose Gonzales.
Zack Carranco tripled twice
for the Reds. Dylan Norwood
was the only twin-tally batter.
Reed Woods and Carranco
added solo scores. Other con-
tributing were Tyler Hewett,
William McClelland, Brad
Brewer, Zack Crews, Lane Ball,
Keith Powell, Quinton Sanchez,
Steve Crews and Brandon Hill.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Rays ran past the Red Sox 14-
10.
German Figueroa triple, Alex
Clarke doubled twice and
Marco DeLeon and Tanor
Durden each also doubled for
the Rays. DeLeon, Clarke and
Mason Waters ran home three
times apiece. Figueroa had twin
scores and Sam Ereksen, Jordan
Rogers and Tristan Mont-
gomery each put a run in the
book. Durden, Devin Pearson,
Hunter Bryant, Kevin Kunkle
and Julian. Galvez didn't get to


home plate.
For the Red Sox, leadoff bat-
ter Marcus Battles tripled and
doubled. Blaine llarhburger
also tripled and Luke Winter,
Ezekiel Servin and Cody Dyal
all doubled. Cole Choate scored
three of the four times he got on
base. Battles, Servin and Dyal
came home twice each, and
Harshburger added a run. Zack
Battles, Winter, Thomas Go-
mez, Ty Trammell, Chris Hull
and Steven Rodriguez didn't
get home.
In the only game on Tuesday,
the Rays won 15-8 over the
Tigers.
Bryant, Kunkel and Durden
were two-score batters for the
Rays, while Ereksen came
home three times. Figueroa,
Clarke, Pearson, , Montgomery
and Rogers added a run apiece.
Leadoff batter Conner Craw-
ford and Cesar Fimbres each
had twin tallies for the Tigers.
Adam Salas, Russell Weems,
Kyler Caskey and Glen Ellis
chipped in with a run each.
Josef Crosby, Andy Manley,
David Badillo, Cody McVay,
Michael Tomlinson, Jackson
Starratt and Ruben Olmos did-
n't make it home.
On Thursday, the Mets won
the Field 1 game 12-2 over the
Reds.
Garrett Albritton homered
twice and Dustin Goodwyn
doubled for the long-ball hits
for the Mets. Albritton and
Wyatt Maddox each scored
three times. Dalton Reas added
win scores and Cody Spencer,
Goodwyn, Tyler Bragg and
Dalton Tubbs crossed home
plate once each. Kris Johnson,
Mikey Heine, Wyatt Montgom-
ery and Blake Crawley were
stranded.
Leadoff batter Woods and
Crews each put a run on the
board for the Reds. A Hewett
.double helped keep the action
going.
On Field 2, the Red Sox upset


the Braves 6-5.
Dyal and Marcus Battles each
doubled for the Red Sox.
Choate was the only twin-tally
batter, and Battles, Gomez,
Winter and Servin added a run
each.
Tyler Helms was the only
three-hit batter for the Braves.
Jacob Bolin Luke Palmer and
Roby Paris added twin hits.
Kramer Royal scored twice,
and Helms, Paris and Ryan
Ramirez each added a run.
Bolin, .Palmer, Seth McGee,
Patrick Carlton, Dylan Salas,
Chris Lee, Glen Kelly and Joel
Urdiera contributed to the
game.
There was also a double-
header on Friday night.
On Field 1, the Mets man-
aged the Yankees for a 9-6 win.
Johnson homered and dou-
bled twice among his four hits
for the Mets. Albritton and
Goodwyn each tripled and
Spencer and Reas each dou-
bled. Johnson touched home
three times, Spencer and Reas
twice apiece and Montgomery
and Crawley once each.
Gonzales and Farias were the
only twin-hit batters for the
Yankees. Armando Alamia
came around to cross home
plate twice and Farias, Mason
Gough, Judah and Gonzales
chipped in with a run each.
In the Field 2 finale, the
Braves bounced back to win 12-
2 over the Tigers.
Royal homered and doubled
twice and Palmer doubled twice
for the Braves. McGee also had
three hits and Helms added two
more. Royal and Palmer circled
the bases three times apiece,
Bolin and Helms twice apiece
and McGee and Salas once
each.
For the Tigers, it was Badillo
and Starratt putting a run each
on the board, aided by an
Olmos single.


Catching the ball for the Countryside Growers Tigers are (first row, from left) Jackson
Starratt, Josef Crosby, Ruben Olmos, Adam Salas, David Badillo and Conner Crawford;
(second row) Cesar Fimbres, Cody McVay, Russell Weems, Andy Manley, Kyler Caskey,
Glen Ellis and Michael Tomlinson; (third row) coaches Jeff Block, Andrew McGuckin,
Matt Tinsley and Keith Weems.


Hitting the bases for the Joe L. Davis Braves are (front row, from left) Chris Lee, Seth
McGee, Ryan Ramirez, Patrick Carlton, Jacob Bolin and Dylan Salas; (center row) Roby
Paris, Joel Urdiera, Luke Palmer, Kramer Royal, Tyler Helms and Glenn Kelley III; (third
row) coaches Todd Bolin, West Palmer and Mark McGee.


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Marco Deleon; (center row) Tanor Durden, Samuel Erekson, Mason Waters, Devin
Pearson and Alex Clarke; (back row) coaches Brian Smith, James Blum, Todd Durden
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Making plays for the Florida Fuel Mets are (first row, from left) Dalton Reas, Dustin
Goodwyn, Mikey Heine, Dalton Bryant, Dalton Tubbs and Tyler Bragg; (second row)
Wyatt Montgomery, Wyatt Maddox, Garrett Albritton, Kris Johnson, Blake Crawley and
Cody Spencer; (third row) coaches Steve Reas, Frank Johnson, Todd Maddox and
Chris Spencer.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Adding up scores for the All Creatures Animal Hospital Yankees are (first row, from left)
Armando Alamia, Frank Farias, Omar Alamia, Jordon Jones, Austin Altman and Marco
Briones; (second row) Kendall Gough, Austin Judah, Aaron Briones, Mason Gough,
Jose Gonzales and Wilson Bembry; (third row) coaches Jose Carrillo, Walt Altman and
Raul Alamia; missing is coach Jack See.


Running across home plate for the Vision Ace Hardware Reds are (front row, from left)
Brad Brewer, Keith Powell, Quinton Sanchez, Reed Woods, Zach Carranco and Zack
Crews; (middle row) Lane Ball, Brandon Hill, Steven Crews, Austin Stoner, Tyler Hewett,
Dylan Norwood and William McClelland; (back row) coaches Bobby Brewer, Kenny
Hewett and Randy Crews.


Coming around to score for the Chapman Fruit Red I >x are (front row, from left)
Marcus Battles, Blaine Harshburger, Christopher Hull, Luke Winter, Ty Trammell and
Byron Kilpatrick; (middle row) Steven Rodriguez, Ezekiel Servin, Zack Battles, Tomas
Gomez, Cole Choate and Cody Dyal; (back row) coaches Justin Battles and Mike
Choate.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 000005

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES
2005-HE4 ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-HE4
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ROY RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROY RODRIGUEZ IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
5/8, 2008 entered In Civil Case No.
252008CA000005 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
In and for HARDEE County,
Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at THE
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
COURTHOUSE at the HARDEE
County Courthouse located at 417
WEST MAIN STREET, SUITE 214 In
WAUCHULA, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 4 day of June, 2008 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to wit:

S 1/2 LOT 8, AND LOTS 9
AND 10, BLOCK 25, BOWL.
ING GREEN RR SURVEY,
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 3-
29, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
I Any person claiming an Interest
in the surplus from the sale. If any.
other than the property owner as
of the date of the li s pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the


Dated this 8 day of May, 2008.

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

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-9853, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
5:15-22c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 25 2007 CA 000734

CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SER-
VICES, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RODNEY POUCHER, VICKIE
POUCHER; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)


NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
5-5,2008 entered In Civil Case No.
25 2007 CA 000 734 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for HARDEE County,
Wauchula, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at NORTH FRONT DOOR at the
HARDEE County Courthouse
located at 417 West Main Street,
Ste 214, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 In
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 28 day of May, 2008 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth In said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 21 TO 23, INCLU-
SIVE, BLOCK C, RESUR-
VEY OF LABRISA SUBDIVI-
SION TO CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 5, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
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.


May 15, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


FWC Asks Boaters To Wear

Life Jackets And Be Careful


The Florida Fish and Wildlife'
Conservation Commission
(FWC) reported 77 boating
fatalities for 2007. Though this
number may be disconcerting,
following a few simple rules
and paying attention while
boating can make the difference
between a safe and enjoyable
day on the water and one that
ends tragically.
Gov. Charlie Crist and
Florida's cabinet members
passed a resolution today pro-
claiming May 17-23 as
National Safe Boating Week in
Florida. The FWC is using this
event to announce the kickoff
of the "Wear it Florida" cam-,
paign, which is aimed at en-
couraging boaters of all ages to
wear a life jacket while boating.
"Drowning is the leading
cause of death in boating acci-
dents, and there's an easy fix -
wear a life jacket," said Lt. Ed
Cates of the FWC's Division of
Law Enforcement. "There are
several styles of life jackets
available that won't interfere
with your boating experience
and may save your life."
Today's boaters can choose
from several models of light
and comfortable inflatable belt



must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Dated this 6 day of May, 2008.

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

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-9853, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.


pack and over-the-shoulder
style life jackets that can be
worn while fishing or enjoying
the sun and do not interfere
with boating activities.
Accidents occur without
warning, and, if for some rea-
son you end up in the water,
quite often it's too late to .put on
a life jacket.
"The second leading cause of
death in boating accidents is'
boaters colliding with other
boats or objects," Cates said.
"With the growing number of
boaters in our beautiful state,
it's important to pay close atten-
tion to everything that's going
on around your boat."
Statistics repeatedly show
that boaters who have taken a
basic boating safety class are
less likely to be involved in a
boating accident.
"The frequency of boating
accidents in Florida and their
causes would probably be a
shock to most people," Cates
said. "We spend a lot of time
reviewing and analyzing boat-
ing accident data and compiling
that data into an annual statisti-
cal report. Our ultimate goal is
to change accident trends in our
state and reduce the number of
accidents, injuries and deaths
on Florida waters."
The 2007 Boating Accident
Statistical Report is now avail-
able online at MyFWC.com/-
law/boating/.


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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA


5:15-22c CASE NO. 25-2007-CA000567


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA000567

AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VERNON GREEN A/K/A VERNON
R. GREENE; COLETTE GREENE;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,'
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; LONG'S AIR CON-
DITIONING, INC.; UNKNOWN
TENANT#1 IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
UNKNOWN TENANT#2 IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendant(s)


NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated April 28, 2008
entered in Case No. 25-2007-
CA000567 of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for HARDEE County, Florida.
AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC, is plain-
tiff and VERNON GREENE A/K/A
VERNON R. GREENE; COLETTE
GREENE; LONG'S AIR CONDI-
TIONING, INC., are defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at North Front
Door of the HARDEE County
Courthouse, at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Fl 33873 at 11:00 a.m.
on the 4 day of June, 2008; the fol-
lowing described property
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOTS 49,50,51, AND 52,
BLOCK 1 OF MOUNT ZION
SUBDIVISION BOWLING
GREEN, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BAR A-13, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IMPORTANT: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at 417 W.
MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL
33873. Phone No. 863-773-4174
within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading.

Dated this 30 day of April, 2008.

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

"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."

5:15-22c


AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.

VERNON GREENE A/K/A VER-
NON R. GREENE; COLETTE
GREENE; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDENT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, .
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LONG'S
AIR CONDITIONING, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT#1 IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT-
#2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY;
Defendant(s).


AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
AMENDED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of fore-
closure dated May 12, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 25-2007-
CA000567, of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit In and
for HARDEE County, Florida.
AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC, Is
Plaintiff and VERNON GREENE
A/K/A VERNON R. GREENE;
COLETTE GREENE; LONG'S AIR
CONDITIONING, INC., are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at The North
Front Door of the HARDEE County
Courthouse, at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, FL 33873 at 11:00a.m.,
on the 4 day of June, 2008; the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth In said Final Judgment, to
wit:

LOTS 49, 50, 51, AND 52,
BLOCK I OF MOUNT ZION
SUBDIVISION BOWLING
GREEN, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BAR A-13, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

IMPORTANT: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation In order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at 417 W.
MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL
33873. Phone No. 863-773-4174
within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice of pleading.

Dated this 12 day of May, 2008.

(SEAL)

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
"Any person claiming an interest
In the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Us Pendens
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale."

Van Ness Law Firm, P.A.
1239 E. Newport Center Drive
Suite #110
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
5:15,22c







8A The Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2008


WES Honors Its Top Cats From 3rd Grading Period


Kindergarten students with good conduct included (front row, from left) Rachel
Nolasco, Aracely Molina, Darleny Ramos-Palacious, Cristian Cardoza and Rafael
Hubbell; (middle row) Anna Cook, Sandra Solis, Sandra Paniagua, Victorian Rodriguez-
Martinez, Tatiana Mier, Jesus Leon, Jennifer Lopez and Dylan Johnson; (back row)
Jacob Lee, Terah Servin, Crystal Cardoza, Marcos Martinez, Brendon Kilpatrick,
Brianna Trout, Carolina Ramirez and Judy Aviles; not pictured, Jocelyn Pritchard.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Wauchula Elementary School recently honored its latest Top Cats, who display good
citizenship, academics and/or attendance. Preschoolers recognized were (front row,
from left) Jimson Cimeus and San Martin Herrera; (middle row) Owen Schraeder,
Anthony Griffis and Desmas Davila; (back row) Heather Dayfert, Makayla Banda, Bryan
Paniagua and Vicky Lopez; not pictured, Perla Abarca and Mikel Picazo.


First graders who excelled during the third nine weeks of school were (front row, from
left) Alivia Hodges, Katie Camacho, Kimberly Fonseca, Malik McMillian, Riley Boyett,
Ana Deleon and Sandra Cruz; (second row) Lilyana Franco, Oscar Mota, James Neel,
Josiah Mirabella, Garrett Williams, Noah Torres and Brianna Ramos; (back row) Halley
McLeod, Ederika Austin, Andy Moreno, Lianna Albritton, Ciera Munoz and Zaria Luna;
not pictured, Hayley Thomas and Conchita Torres.


Top Cats from the second grade were (front row, from left) Rico Arana, Alejandra
Salgado, Nelsa Sigin, Alexia Hodges and Gabriela Montoya; (second row) Yisselle Mier,
Lorena Arana, Jonathan Naranjo, Miguel Perez, Selene Espinoza, Joley Pleger and
Leyda Calvillo; (back row) Alexis Piedad, Giselle Benavidez, Corie Benton, Gabriella
Ruiz, Sopie Cardenas, Mariah Villarreal and Tylor Alvarado; not pictured, Bridgette
Conley.

' . . .. ' " *'*"


Fourth graders who showed good citizenship were (front row, from left) Jemela
Mancillas, Kelsie Earls, Donesha Wilson and Felimon Olivera; (second row) Kristen
Burkett, Genesis Torres, Cierra Lee, Chris Delatorre, Michael Tomlinson, Taylor Yates
and Gustabo Lopez; (top row) Lily Strickland, DaShawna Goad, Karan Libachiya, Travis
Waters, Brenda Martinez, Seth McGee and Isabella Owens; not pictured, Josie Moore
and Kole Robertson.


Third graders who excelled in academics this past nine weeks included (front row,
from left) Angelica Soria, Lysette Cisneros, Jeremy Reyna and Chase Benton; (second
row) Jennifer Lopez, Amber Kilgore, Araceli Mota, Areah Wilkins, Esmie Arana, Lisa
Crouse and Kaylee Hogenauer; (top row) Shayla Albritton, Dakota Altman, Dalton
Richey, Rosie Fimbres, Jonatan Martinez, Jeremy Franks and Armando Cardenas; not
pictured, Kendall Winter and Brenna Parker.


SUMMER SQUAD


Fifth-grade Top Cats who showed leadership qualities included (front row, from left)
Saral Maldonado, Miika DeLaTorre and Zack Crews; (second row) Caitlin Dufresne,
Gemi Saunders, Kristiana Fleurimond, Anahi Arroyo, Jace Flemer and Timothy Perkins;
(top row) Patrick Carlton, Jesse Gazaway, Marco Briones, Ashleigh Prieto and Angel
Manclllas; not pictured, Kasandra Aivarez.


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
The Hardee Heat summer travel team has already played in a pair of tournaments, one
hosted by Hardee with 64 teams participating, and another at Fort Myers, where the
boys split four games, losing the semifinal game by one point in overtime. Playing in
the 13- to 16-year old bracket, Hardee had only one sophomore against some teams
with mostly sophs. Heat players seen above (front row, from left) are Keshun Rivers,
Dylan Clements, JaJuan Hooks, Andrew Hooks and Deonte Evans; (second row) Jesse
Belcher, DVonte Hooks, Maxon Delhomme and Keyon Brown; (third row) Jarrell Ells,
Justin Bromley, Carl Brown and Charles Allen; (in back) coach Carl Brown; (missing)
Murrell Winter, Tre' Anderson and Antjuan Jones. The next tournament is in Lakeland
May 23-25.





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10A The Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2008.



Lady Bugs Lead Angels


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Catching up on a couple
weeks of games, the Lady Bugs
top the Dixie Angels with a 7-1
record.
Next in line are the Orange
Blossoms, followed by the Pink
Sox, Cowgirls and Diamonds.
There was a double-header
on April 28. In the early game,
the Cowgirls edged the Dia-
monds 14-11.
Yadira Castillo, Christian
Napier, Cori-Ann Rosales,
Lilliana Ponce and Morgan.
Walters each rounded the bases
twice for the Cowgirls. Adding
a run apiece were Danielle
Zuniga, Destinee Pace, Marisol
Montanez and Kaela Villegas.
Yasmin Ramirez and Ashleigh
Adams didn't get all the way
home.
The Diamonds countered
with a grand-slam homer by
Kristian Judah. Bridgette Con-
ley, Catalina Longoria and
Madison Rucker circled the
bases twice apiece. Judah,
Savannah Aubry, Mara Good-
wyn, Tamara Griffis and Mall-
ery Gough touched home once.
Alexx Brant and Michaela


Villarreal stopped short of
home plate.
In the April 28 nightcap, the
Pink Sox nipped the Orange
Blossoms 13-11.
Morgan Crews, Anna Erek-
son, Alyssa Tatum and Reyna
Kirkland each put a pair of
scores on the board for the Pink
Sox. Caitlin Dufresne, Jessica
Bembry, Amber Mendoza, Josie
Hancock and Rayann Kulig
chipped in with a run each.
Taylorjay Roberts and Tara
McNabb were left on base.
Jolie Pleger was the only
twin-tally batter for the Orange
Blossoms. Cheyanne Pohl, Ally
Dotson, Emily Bennett, Hannah
Carlton, Senida Garcia, Shayna
Harned, Karley White, Rosie-
nell Rivers and Claudia Klein
each added a run, while Alicia
Lopez was left at third.
On April 29, the Lady Bugs
slipped past the Cowgirls 4-3.
All the Lady Bugs tallies
came in the third inning. With
two down, Sophie Cardenas,
Jamee Keller, Nubia Gomez
and Desiree Ford scored and
Sarah Welch was left stranded
when the third out occurred.
She was left on base twice.


Other Lady Bugs are Gabrielle
Allen, Illiana Flores, Tatiana
Juarez, Taylor Graham, Karley
Owens and Brianna Juarez.
For the Cowgirls, it was
Napier coming around to touch
home plate twice and Castillo
adding a run. A half dozen other
runners were left standing on
base.
From then on the scores have
varied, some close, some
shutouts.
In the late game on April 29,
the Blossoms downed the Pink
Sox 15-7.
There were two games, on
May 1. The Blossoms beat the
Diamonds 23-4 and the Lady
Bugs beat the Cowgirls 13-8.
That brings up last week. On
Monday, it was the Lady Bugs
taking care of the Pink Sox 13-
8 and the Blossoms beating the
Lady Bugs 14-9.
Last Tuesday, the Diamonds
upended the Pink Sox 10-6 and
the Lady Bugs similarly took
care of the Blossoms 8-6.
In Thursday's game, it was
the Blossoms roaring back to
shut out the Cowgirls 20-0 and
the Pink Sox nipping the
Diamonds 8-6.


Coming to home plate for the Cowgirls are (kneeling, from left) Yasmin Ramirez, Cori-
Ann Rosales, Kaela Villegas, Ashleigh Adams, Yadira Castillo and batboy Jesalah
Napier; (middle row) Danielle Zuniga, Morgan Walters, Destinee Pace, Marisol
Montanez and Christian Napier; (back row) coaches Melody Delgado, Jason Delgado,
Trevor Napier and Theresa Napier.


Looking to win for the Lady Bugs are (front row, from left) Sophie Cardenas, Illeana
Flores, Briana Juarez, Jamee Keller, Karley Owens and Nubia Gomez; (center row)
Desiree Ford, Gabrielle Allen, Cheyanne Gough, Tatlana Juarez, Taylor Graham and
Sarah Welch; (rear) coaches Mandy Graham and Wayne Graham; not pictured coach
Jerry Welch. _,________


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Playing the field for the Pink Sox are (first row, from left) Alyssa Tatum, Caitlin Dufresne,
Brook Faulk, Josle Hancock, Amber Mendoza and Jessica Bembry; (second row) Tara
McNabb, Morgan Crews, Rayann Kulig, Anna Erekson and Reyna Kirkland; (third row)
coaches Don Tatum, Keith Hancock and Keith McNabb.




ER Expansion Continues


With better patient care a top
priority, Florida Hospital Wau-
chula continues to improve its
Emergency Department with a
$1 million renovation currently
in progress.
Once completed in Septem-
ber, the Emergency Department
will feature more treatment
areas, a niw waiting room and
upgraded equipment for patient
care.
"We are proud to offer these
expanded services for the
Hardee County community,"
said Florida Hospital Wauchula
Administrator Linda Adler. "We
expect better patient flow and
upgraded staff working condi-
tions to combine for improved


care. Our goal is satisfying the
emergency needs of Hardee
County."
The hospital took infrequent-
ly used space from operating
rooms and storage areas to
bring the department from
4,050 to 8,300 square feet.
The space will feature a new
entrance, 14 treatment areas
which double the current capac-
ity, and a new 15-seat waiting
room with cable television and
children's area. A new centrally
located nurses' station will offer
two automatic vital-sign mach-
ines and a physician work area.
Patient comfort has also been
a big factor in the renovation,
since medical studies have


shown that a calm, soothing
environment helps patients heal
faster. Marmoleum flooring has
been added to reduce the noise
levels and spa-like colors will
highlight the new design.
Partial funding for this pro-
ject came from a $20,000 grant :
from Peace River Electric
Cooperative and $125,000 from
a Capital Improvement Grant
through the Office of Rural
Health. The Florida Hospital '
Wauchula Foundation Board is
also raising more than $200,000 ''
toward this project. The remain-
ing funds came through
Adventist Health Care Systems,
which owns and operates
Florida Hospital Wauchula.


Batting for the Orange Blossoms are (kneeling, from left) Shayna Harned, Jolle Pleger,
Alexandra Dotson, Alicia Lopez, Hannah Carlton and Roslenell Rivers; (middle row)
Cheyenne Pohl, Emily Bennett, Karley White, Claudia Klein and Senida Garcia; (back
row) coaches Missy Carlton, Jake Carlton and Julian Garcia; not pictured, coach Chris
Knight.
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Doing the job for the Diamonds are (first row, from left) Mallery Gough, Catalina
Longorla, Alexandra Brant, Savannah Aubry and Bridgette Conley; (second row) i
Madison Rucker, Tamara Griffis, Kristlan Judah, Cynthia Briones, Mara Goodwyn and
Mlchaela Vlllarreal; (back row) coaches Daniel Rucker, Troy Brant and Lizandro
Villarreal.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County's Economic Development Council recently toured the renovation of the
hospital's emergency room. Donning hardhats were (from left) Rick Justice, Rick
Knight, John Barlow, Bill Lambert, Jim See and Florida Hospital Administrator Linda
Adler.

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. ,"C
But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to ,,''
think.
-Bernard Baruch







May 15, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A


To MY MOM
A rose to me she will always be
her beauty like a flower, and in
her face shines righteousness; the
Lord fills her win power.

'To make an enemy of her
would not be very wise for even
Satan runs from her when
God's love shines in her eyes.

You will find a heart that's pure
as gold or platinum shining bright,
a diamond shining in the sun
she turns darkness into light.

Oh how I love her more than poems
or words could ever say, for she's
the friend that teaches love and
wipes all tears away.

The wonder of her pain so great
and how she loves so much.
In troubled times I lean on her
for she's my holy crutch.

For we will always be yet I cannot
fuss, for she is a woman of faith
and God is always with us.

- Roger Darty Sr.
Ona
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
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Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, RO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.


Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers


HERE'S TO YOU, MOM!
You probably celebrated Mother's Day this past Sunday.
In one form or another, Mother's Day is celebrated in dozens
of countries around the world and has a long history. Even the
ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans had holidays to honor cer-
tain mother goddesses. Much later, in 16th-century England, the
fourth Sunday of Lent became Mothering Day, which, in turn,
became an opportunity for separated family members to gather
with mom as the guest of honor.
Two women are most closely associated with the celebration
of Mother's Day as we know it: Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis.
The first is famous for writing the "Battle Hymn of the
Republic," which became an anthem for the North during the Civil
War. She also campaigned against slavery and for the rights of
women, promoting a Mothers' Peace Day, and eventually Mother's
Day itself.
Somewhat later, Jarvis dreamed of establishing a Mother's
Day, first and foremost to honor her own mother, Ann Marie
Reeves Jarvis. One day, her mother ended a Sunday School lesson
on "Mothers of the Bible," by saying, "I hope that someone, some-
time will found a mothers day, commemorating her for the match-
less service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is
entitled to it."
After her mother's death, Jarvis worked to see that her mother
- and all mothers - got that special commemoration. In 1908,
her own church in West Virginia and another in Philadelphia pro-
claimed a special Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May.
Carnations were presented to each mother who was present.
Within a few years a number of states had made the day offi-
cial, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first
national Mother's Day.
Ironically, within just a few years, Jarvis, who never married
or had children,.became disillusioned with the commercialization
of the holiday. "A printed card means nothing except that you are
too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than
anyone in the world," she said. "And candy! You take a box to
Mother, and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment!"
Still, for all the extraneous trappings and overt sentimentality
associated with the day, the essence is worthwhile: a time to
express love and gratitude to the most special lady in the world,
your mom.
But, indeed, maybe it would be a good idea if the day was
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THURSDAY
The heart is deceitful above
all things, and beyond cure.
Who can understand it? I,
the Lord, search the heart
and examine the mind, to
reward a man according to
his conduct,, according to
what his deeds deserve.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NIV)

FRIDAY
But what comes out of the
mouth has its origin in the
heart and that is what defiles
a man. Wicked thoughts,
murder, adultery, fornication,
theft, perjury and slander -
these all proceed from the
heart; and these are the
things that defile a man.
Matthew 15:28-19,20a (NEB)

SATURDAY
Your salvation requires you
to turn back to Me, and stop
your silly efforts to save
yourselves. Your strength
will come from settling down
in complete dependence on
Me - the very thing you've
been unwilling to do.
Isaiah 30:15b (ME)

SUNDAY
But if anyone has this,,
world's good and sees his
brother in need, yet closes
his heart against him, how
does God's love abide in
Him? Little children, let us
not love in words or speech,
but in deeds and truth.
I John 3:17-18 (RSV)

MONDAY
Happiness makes a person
smile, but sadness can
break a person's spirit . .
Every day is hard for those
who suffer, but a happy
heart is a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:13,15 (NCV)

TUESDAY
(Jesus said), "My sheep rec-
ognize My voice, and I know.
who they are. They follow
Me and I give them eternal
life. They will never die and
no one can snatch them out
of My hand. My Father, who
has given them to Me, is
greater than all. And no one
can tear anything out of My
Father's Hand. I and My
Father are One.
John 10:27-29 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
He has removed our sins as
far away from us as the east
is from the west. He is like a
father to us, tender and sym-
pathetic to those who rever-
ence Him.
Psalm 103:12-13 (TLB)

Thunder


Downs


Slammers
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the only pair of Dixie
Belles games last week, the
Thunder beat the Slammers
twice.
The first game was last
Monday when the Thunder won
15-0.
Cassidy Knight was the lone
triple-tally batter for the Thund-
er. Courtney Chason, Celeste
Williams, Penny McGuire and
Vanessa Hernandez circled the
bases twice apiece and Court-
ney Parks, Taylor Bolin, J-Haley
Shelton and Danika Briones
each came home once. Kayla
Powell, Brooke Tyson, Latiesha
Allen, Karina Fernandez and
Kimberly Smith didn't get to
home plate.
For the Slammers, Sabrina
Hernandez and Elaney Clark
were left at third base, Aleeza
Arguijo and Raquel Rosales
stopped at second and Naomi
Erekson was left at first base.
Other Slammers are Amanda


McNabb, Emily Starratt, Sierra
Coronado, Summer ' Sisum,
Araceli Navarro, Ana Montan-
ez, Noemi Navarro and Nicole
Brown.
The Thursday game between
these squads was much closer
as the Thunder barely won 5-4.
A Tyson double was the only
long-ball hit for the Thunder.
Powell had two hits. Parks,
Powell, Knight, Chason and
Tyson were the only players to
come around to touch home
plate.
For the Slammers, it was
McNabb, Coronado and Starratt
scoring in the first inning and
Rosales adding a third-inning
tally.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The annual Wauchula Post Office Food Drive collected about 10,000 pounds of food to
be given to Hardee Help Center for distribution to the needy. City carrier Penny Smith
and the Hardee Help Center coordinated the event, which ended Monday. Rural and
city carriers and clerks participating were (back row, from left) Kenneth Jinwright and
Lisa Brush; (front row) Nola Tompkins, Linda Grugan, Betty Keller, Elizabeth Tobin,
Mary Holley and Postmaster Tina Cochrane; not pictured, Karen Curry, Vanessa
Hudson, Elizabeth Gill, Karen Pilkington, Lisa Albritton, Amy Davis and Debora Cruz.
The U.S. Postal service also annually works with the U.S. Marine Corps to collect Toys
For Tots during the Christmas season.


PetOf he ea


Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Letter To The Editor

Let Us Not Move Blindly

Ahead On Phosphate Mining


Dear Editor:
The community of Wauchula
and the citizens of this county
must come to their senses im-
mediately and address the far-
reaching implications of the
pending phosphate mine permit
application that rests in the
hands of our county Planning
and Zoning Board - the so-
called South Fort Meade Mine/-
Hardee County Extension.
The Extension represents the
"thin end of the wedge" - the
first of at least 100,000 acres of
phosphate mines in the county
which, if approved, will provide
the template by which every
succeeding mine will be evalu-
ated.
Phosphate mining by its scale
and its overwhelming effect on
our environment and economy
will leave a stamp on this coun-
ty for every succeeding genera-
tion. No longer will phosphate
mining be occurring only in
remote areas of the county.
The pending mine will ulti-
mately hem Wauchula between
a series of vast mines defining
and identifying the town forev-
er not with agriculture, but with
strip mining.
In answer to a question from
the Planning and Zoning Board
at the last (April 28) hearing it
was confirmed that there is
another 6,000 acres of phos-
phate reserves at the existing S.
Ft. Meade Mine, so clearly
there is no urgency for the
board to rush into this decision
without examining closely the
permit application's insufficien-
cies before recommending any
action. .
One of the most glaring of
these insufficiencies would be
Mosaic's failure to provide a
copy of its Southwest Florida
Water Management District
permit for groundwater with-
drawals that would be used for
the proposed mine. Copies of


these permits are required by
law to be filed in our county,
and without them county staff,
the agricultural community and
the public cannot evaluate
potential impacts to Hardee
County and downstream users
from continuing groundwater
withdrawals.
Agriculture is clearly the
defining component of the pre-
sent economy of our county. No
crops can be grown without irri-
gation, so the issue of ground-
water withdrawals must be
carefully examined. Indian
River County, in response to
proposed aggregate mines far
smaller than the 10.5 thousand
acres of the Mosaic S. Ft.
Meade Mine, has actually de-
clared a temporary moratorium
on all mining permits. They are
using that time to hold public
workshops, inviting the opin-
ions of scientific experts who
are unbiased and not on the
payroll of the mining company,
including the U.S. Geological
Survey.
The possibility exists for a
USGS seismic evaluation of
Hardee County, particularly for
all streams, including unnamed
tributaries, and wetlands, to
document the presence of any
fractures or subsidence features
that could cause groundwater
shortages and off-site hydrolog-
ical impacts associated with the
massive withdrawals Mosaic
will require to transport their
materials to and from the bene-
ficiation plant in Polk County.
Federal funds would cover
most of the costs for a USGS
survey, and the remainder of the
costs could be settled through
in-kind services. USGS has a
reputation for its willingness to
accommodate local govern-
ments who require its services.
Other options for unbiased
and expert analysis of impacts
associated with potential ad-


verse and off-site impacts of the
pending mine would be to re-
quest an Environmental Impact
Study and Cumulative Impact
Assessment from the Army
Corps of Engineers. Such stud-
ies are_ actually required for
large scale developments like
phosphate mines which will
impact wetlands, groundwater
supplies, and economic dis-
placements.
These Army Corps studies
are mandated under NEPA
(National Environmental Policy
Act), and the Jacksonville Dis-
trict Army Corps office recently
ordered. one for a proposed'
limerock mine in the Florida
Panhandle of 4,000 acres -
less than half the size of the S.
Ft. Meade Mine Extension. Our
Board of County Commission-
ers has every right to request a
similar study - which would
assess not only past, but future
environmental and economic
impacts of grand scale phos-
phate mining in our county.
The pending S. Ft. Meade
Mine Extension application
contains only the data and opin-
ions of Mosaic paid consul-
tants. It reflects a phosphate
mining model that has remained
virtually unchanged for the past
century. It has never been veri-
fied and evaluated by indepen-
dent sources. Our county staff
does not have the resources and
expertise to make a proper eval-
uation of such a wide-scale and
potentially ruinous project.
Without unbiased and scien-,
tific information how can we
possibly expect to truly under-
stand the potential outcome of
the scenario that Mosaic is
proposing for Hardee County?
We should not commit to per-
mitting this mine until the full
implications are assimilated and
understood.
Dennis Mader
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Then there is the advanced
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"This program is for campers
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The Ocala Conservation Cen-
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MOSAIC 2008 GOLF SCRAMBLE


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
Golfers helped earn $100 donated to the Hardee High
School athletic program at the 2008 Mosaic golf scram-
ble held at Torrey Oaks. Chrysler offered free golf balls
for a test drive and donated the $100. From left are Kevin
Smith of English Chevrolet/Chrysler and Wauchula golfer
George Heine.


Dear Editor:
I am writing in response to
Jloan Seaman's article about the
Dixie Youth boys in May 8th's
paper. She stated that the Mets
had a forfeit win over the Red
SSbx. because the Mets "unnec-
essarily"'-ran up the score."
I would say that would be an
opinion, not a fact! Were you at
the game?
She neglected to mention that
we only played two full innings
of baseball because all of the
coaches agreed that it would be
best to stop the game. In Dixie
Youth we've always played at
least four innings to be an offi-
cial game.


If we wanted to "unnecessar-
ily" run up the score, we could
have played four innings. We
had several of our boys hit
home runs and grand slams,
obviously clearing the bases
when doing so.
I wouldn't like to tell these
10-, 11-, and 12-year-old boys
that the second or third home
run of their lives was "unneces-
sary."
Maybe we should all remem-
ber to get our "facts" before we
voice or write our opinions.

Sincerely,
April Ellis
Wauchula


Cherry TV Fight


Next Wednesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Local boxing pro Edner
Cherry will challenge a former
lightweight champion in a fight
televised next Wednesday.
Cherry's bout against Stevie
Johnson, a native of Denver,
Colo., now fighting out of Vero
Beach, could move Cherry up
in the world lightweight rank-
ings.
It is the, main event on the
ESPN Wednesday Night Fights,
which start broadcasting at 9
p.m. His bout will probably be
about 10:30.
Johnson, 35, is a 5-5 south-
paw with a 70-inch reach. Dub-
bed "Lil' But Bad," the former
champion has only been knock-
ed don three times. He has a
record of 42-5-1 with 18 knock-
outs.
. Cherry, 25, has a record of
P* 3-5-2, which includes 11 KOs,
most recently a sixth-round
knockout in December against
Wes Ferguson, 22-year-old pro-
tege of the Floyd Mayweather
camp. Cherry is 5-8 and has
several more inches in reach.
"He's not that tall, but he is


slick. He will move around a
lot. I know I'm going to have to
pick up the pace, trap him and
do a lot of body work to slow
him down early," said Cherry;
"I want the chance to show
my skills on ESPN again. I
thing I am. faster than him. I
think a win will open doors for
me and help me advance
against better and better fighters
until I can challenge for the
world title.
He has been secluded in
Tampa training with Peter
Fernandez. They will leave for
North Carolina on Monday.
Cherry will put up one of his
title belts for the fight, possibly
the U.S. National Boxing Coun-
cil (NBC) title. He also holds
the North American Boxing
Association, Caribbean WBC
lightweight, North American
Boxing Federation and World
Boxing Council belts.
Although it has been difficult
to leave his wife Elizabeth and
children Christina, 7, Edner Jr.
3 and Shaun, 1, Cherry hopes to
keep winning and get better and
better paydays for them.


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Mrs. Dorothy R. Bell, Director of Exceptional Student Education
Mrs. Teresa Hall, FDLRS Resource Specialist
Mrs. Cookie Sanders, FDLRS Resource Specialist
and the School Board of Hardee County
applaud the following businesses and individuals for their generous
support of the 2007-2008 YES I CAN! recognition program:


Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula
Burger King
English Chevrolet & Chrysler
Hardee County Farm Bureau
Joe L. Davis Real Estate, Inc.
Kerry Terrell & Kenny
McDonald's
Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Dr. James M. Pyle, DDS
Sonic
Subway
Vandolah Power Company L.L.C.
Wauchula State Bank


Berries & Blooms
Cooper's Wayside Flowers
Guille's Place
Hazel's Flower & Gift Shop
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State Farm Insurance - David Singletary, Agent
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Letter To The Editor

Dixie Youth Boys Game

Stopped After Two Innings


Underwritten by Progress Energy
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Open Letter to the Hardee County Community

From Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff


My name may not be familiar to many people in the community and that is good! It means
that I am not an insider at the Hardee County Sheriff's-Office. No one is in my-pocket and I
have no obligations or allegiance to any member of the sheriff's office. Therefore I can go in
and properly effectuate the duties of the sheriff without compromise. My administration will
signify a fresh start for the community!


II


Although unknown to the sheriff's office, I am definitely not an outsider to Hardee County. I
have worked here as an investigator and officer of the court for many years. My clients have
included, but are not limited to the City of Wauchula, various local attorneys and private
citizens. My time and money has been spent in this county in an attempt to make things better, not only for myself
but for the community in general. In the addition to the above:
* Ihave been a property owner in Hardee County for the past 3 years.
'* own a house in Hardee County and pay property taxes just like you.
* The hurricanes destroyed a house in my neighborhood I purchased it, had it condemned, hired a
local contractor and had it demolished.
* I hire local businesses and trade with them like everyone else.
Just because you are not familiar with my last name doesn't make me an outsider. I chose to be a part of this community
three years ago..... long before deciding to run for sheriff. The more time I spent here, the more I enjoyed the area and
the old-fashioned values that are easily noticeable. However, I quickly began to realize that the administration of law
enforcement was not being properly effectuated in Hardee County. With my background & experiences it became evident
that I could make a positive impact in law enforcement operations.
I am running for sheriff of Hardee County in 2008 as a member of this community. I look forward to being more
active, raising my family in Hardee County and being your elected sheriff.

Vote for a New Direction in Law Enforcement...

Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff

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Hardee


ROTARY SPEAKERS


Living


BUSINESS HELPER


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Casey Dickson, Hardee Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Bowling Green
Postmaster Dee Williams-Tatis spoke to the Hardee Rotary club on April 16 at the Java
Cafe. The chamber has recently moved to the economic development office on U.S. 17
southbound. Williams-Tatis said postal service is available through the Internet and that
first-class stamps were to increase to 42 cents on May 12. Pictured (from left) are Kathy
Crawford, Williams-Tatis, Dickson and Gina Neuhofer.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Bill McKown, certified business analyst for the University of South Florida's Small
Business Development Center, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club last week. His
office is at the new corporate and continuing education center at South Florida
Community College in Avon Park. His office offers confidential one-on-one counseling
and free or low-cost seminars, and is a business resource center. Shown above (from
left) are David Singletary, McKown and Donnie Canary. The Kiwanis Club meets on
Tuesday at noon at the Panda Restaura 'r


A barbecue will be held on
May 31 to benefit cancer victim
Janie Revell, 52, of Bowling
Green.
Revell suffers from an inop-
erable brain cancer. Proceeds
from the fund-raiser will be
used to help defray mounting
medical expenses.
A meal consisting of pulled
pork, baked beans, cole slaw
and a roll will be served.
Included with the meal will be a
serving of a homemade dessert
provided by a number of volun-
teer bakers and cooks from
throughout the community.
Cost for the meal will be $8.
It will be served in take-out
fashion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


on that Saturday at Main Street
Heritage Park in Wauchula, at
the corner of Main Street and
Seventh Avenue.
Tickets are available at Chap-
man Fruit Co., Java Cafe, Cat's
On Main, Heartland Growers
Supply, Hardee Ranch Supply.
Jan's Tanning, all branches of
Wauchula State Bank. First
National Bank of Wauchula,
Heartland Gold, Lisa's, Wanda's
Hair & Nail Design and all
county schools.
Anyone wishing to make a
donation or, perhaps, to add to
the donated desserts needed for
that day is asked to call organiz-
er Wanda Roberts at 773-4063
or 781-1729.


Crews Named
To Leadership
Summit In D.C.
Abby Crews of Arcadia has
been accepted into the People
To People Leadership Summit
in Washington, D.C., this sum-
mer.
She is the daughter of Mark
Crews and Amy Crews, both of
Arcadia and formerly of Hardee
County, and the granddaughter
of Bill and Jeraldine Crews,
Tommy and Sue Jackson and
Joe Gilliard, all of Wauchula.
Abby recently attended a
three-day conference of the
Florida Scholastic Press Associ-
ation in Tampa, at which she
and seven other high-school
students took first place for
DeSoto County for "On-The-
Spot Literary Magazine." At the
conference, the group partici-
pated in projects and attended
seminars featuring several
renowned writers and news
commentators.
She is an honor student at
DeSoto High School, and is
currently freshman-class presi-
dent. Abby is a three-year mem-
ber of Student Council and a
member of Quill & Scroll, an
honor society for high-school
journalists.
Students accepted into a-
People To People program must
meet rigorous academic and


Abby
leadership requirements. Abby
was nominated and accepted for
the honor based on outstanding
scholastic merit, civic involve-
ment and leadership potential.
The 2008 summits will con-
vene at such. noted universities
as Columbia; George Washing-
ton, Johns Hopkins, Harvard
and Stanford and the Massach-
usetts Institute of Technology.
The program will focus on
leadership, team building, com-
munity service, college admis-
sions and professional aspira-
tions. Participants will work on
an action plan to make a differ-
ence in their communities and
will develop skills to help them
lead tomorrow's world.
Abby will attend the summit
at George Washington Univer-
sity/American University from
July 23 through Aug. 1.


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May 31 Barbecue To

Benefit Janie Revell


I AM SORRY
I have been told that I am a good hearted person, but I just want to
put this out into the open.
I am apologizing to my ex-wife as she is the best thing that ever
happened to me. There were times when I was a big jerk to her for stay-
ing out late and leaving her home alone. I am here where everyone can
see to ask you to give me another chance to prove myself to you and to
show everyone that knows us that I love you with all my heart. I will do
anything to win you back. In case you see this, let her know about it so
she can realize just how much I care and I do love her.
Miguel
Lupe please think about us and try to find it in your heart to forgive
me. Again, I'm sorry for everything.
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NEW OFFICERS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
New officers of the Wauchula Woman's Club, which was founded in 1906, were
installed on May 2. Shown (from left) are Barbara Abercrombie-Williams, District 9
director; Candace Preston, president; Nellie Garcia, vice president; Sandy Larrison,
treasurer; and Nancy Hart, secretary.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

LIFESTYLES OF THE COOL AND GODLY
Can you be godly and "cool" too?
Not likely, because godliness requires that we become like lit-
tle children. Little children are open to ridicule and they are igno-
rant about most everything. They aren't smart or clever, and they
are dependent upon adults almost completely.
Godly folks are like this, too. They have learned how little they
really know and how dependent they are on their heavenly Father.
They often cry easily, like children, but for different reasons. Their
hearts have been broken by God's love and forgiveness so that they
are especially sensitive to any reminder in word or song of the great
Redeemer they have come to love.
In contrast, "coolness" requires a know-it-all attitude and
detached sophistication. The truly "cool" person never allows him-
self to express surprise. "Been there. Done that" is his motto.
Actually, if you are a "cool" person, almost nothing will move you.
Everything seems remote and boring.
This shows that the "cool" person is morally deaf, dumb and
blind. Reason: The spectacle of life around us is profoundly tragic
if we have eyes to see it. Hundreds of people we brush elbows with
are hopelessly addicted to things that are killing them. Abortion,
child abuse and divorce are everywhere, leaving behind bitter, bro-
ken and damaged people.
The regiments of the "walking wounded' pass us on our side-
walks every day, although misery and heartache are often hidden
behind a cynical'expression.
You can have a home, you know, and still be "homeless." You
can be married yet live in a state of divorce. You can have a good
job but never appreciate it because you're fighting and scratching
and maneuvering to get something better.
The greatest tragedy iA that there is One who walks among us,
Unseen and sorrowing, who gave His life to do away with all this
anguish.
Long ago it was recorded that Jesus mourned over His home-
town. "0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem," He said, "you who kill the
prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to
gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her
wings, but you were not willing."
If Jerusalem was bad, how about your hometown? There are
worse deaths than stoning. How about neglect, unfaithfulness,
scorn? But what can we do about it?
For a start, let's humble ourselves like little children before
God and become examples of godliness!

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all the cards, calls, visits and food during the
loss of our loved one, especially Cornerstone
Hospice and Wauchula Worship Center.
The Family of Clyde Conley,
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Celebrates His

1st Birthday
Zachary Donavan Simmons,
the son of David and Joni Sim-
mons of Bowling Green, turned
1 year old on April 3.
He celebrated his very first
birthday with a party at the
home of his maternal grandpar-
ents, David and Cheryl West-
moreland, on Saturday, April 5.
Theme for the occasion was
Baby Sesame Street.
Joining in the celebration
were paternal grandparents
Steve and Phyllis Schwagler,
great-grandmother Geraldine
Drake, brother Skyllar Sim-
mons and many other relatives
and friends.


Zack


Art is the only way to run
away without leaving home.
The first compact discs ap-
peared in stores in the early
1980s and could play 74 min-
utes of music on the insistence
of Sony chief Akio Morita. He
felt a single disc should be
able to carry Beethoven's
Ninth Symphony.


ONE BLUE, TWO PINKS


Mr. and Mrs. Cecilio Gon-
zales III, Wauchula, a seven
pound 10 ounce daughter,
Alayna Celine, born April 22;
2008, Florida Hospital Heart-
land, Sebring. Mrs. Gonzales is
the former Christina Rivera.
Maternal grandparents are
Angelita Rivera of Bowling
Green and the late Samuel
Rivera. Paternal grandparents
are Juan and Rosita Rodriguez
of Winter Haven. Paternal
great-grandparents are Gregorio
and Jesusa Guzman of Wau-
chula.


Local Club Recognizes

Motorcycle Safety Month


Chapter FL2-H of the Gold
Wing Road Riders Association
is observing May as Motorcycle
Safety Awareness Month.
Gov. Charlie Crist signed a
resolution in February declaring
the statewide observance for
this month., In the resolution,
Crist noted that motorcycles are
increasingly used as an energy-
efficient means of transporta-
tion and that it is important for








Lake Dale Baptist Church
will host revival beginning on
Sunday when services will be at
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It will con-
tinue on Monday and Tuesday
at 6 p.m.
The revival will feature evan-
gelist, Rev. Johnny L. Gibson.
Everyone is invited to the
church at 3102 Heard Bridge


motorcyclists to learn proper
handling of their bikes and for
drivers to learn how to safely
share the road.
Winston Carlton of the local
chapter advises drivers to
"always be on the lookout for
motorcyclists who may be shar-
ing roadways with you."
For more information on the
club, call Carlton at 773-3648
or Joe Grimsley at 773-2311.

Road, Wauchula. For more
information, call 773-6622.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Chur'h
is holding Homecoming on
Sunday. Former pastor Rev.
Tom Heath, who served the
congregation from 1981 to
1989 will bring the Homecom-
ing message.
Sunday School is 10 a.m. and
morning worship at 11, fol-
lowed by dinner-on-the-
grounds and afternoon singing.
Everyone is invited.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


Wrestling Returns


To Wauchula


William Henderson and
Jessica Taylor, a 6 pound 15
ounce son, Brandon Wyatt
Taylor-Hefiderson, born May 1,
2009, Florida Hospital
Heartland, Sebring. Maternal
grandparents are Donna King,
and Donald and Lizanna
Woods, all of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Bill and Mary Taylor of
Bowling Green. Paternal grand-
parents are David and Lori
Henderson of Zolfo Springs.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Jake and Dorothy Ehling of
Wauchula.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johns,
Ona, a six pound 13 ounce
daughter, Savanna Marie, born
June 2, 2008, at Florida Hos-
pital Heartland, Sebring. Mrs.
Johns is the former Pamela Eli.
Maternal grandparents are
Wallace and Ann Keeton of
Zolfo Springs. Paternal grand-
parents are Lee and Carol Johns
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.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The undercard is as exciting
as the co-main events.
Saturday night wresting
comes back to Wauchula this
weekend as Southern Profess-
ional Wrestling (SPW) sponsors
bouts beginning at 7:30 at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center at the intersection of
Altman and Stenstrom roads
west of Wauchula.
Many wrestlers new to the
area will present an exciting
undercard. One is "the meanest
redneck you've ever seen, The
Ragin' Redneck Butch Long,
who wants the opportunity to
showcase his talents for SPW.
Other earlier bouts will fea-
ture LA RAZA, Lucious Luke
and the American Patriot.
Advance tickets are $6 for
adults and $4 for children ages
5-12. Any family of 10 or more


will pay $1 less per person, if
purchasing advance tickets. To
get your call, 813-359-7122.
Ticket prices at the door on
Saturday will be $8 for adults
and $5 for kids.
The co-main events involve a
pair of Wauchula's own. George
Rodriguez, current SPW cham-
pion, has accepted the chal-
lenge of the Black Assassin,
who will have a hard time
against the 276-pound Rod-
riguez, no doubt the crowd
favorite.
The other main events pits
former Wauchulan The White
Scorpion AKA Eddie White, an
intercontinental champion,
against The Rocking Rebel
Donnie Young.
The main events will proba-
bly begin some time after 10
p.m. Wrestling fans will want to
stay up to be sure to see both
late bouts.


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

75 YEARS AGO
Four Wauchulans Off To
Legion Convention: Four Wau-
chulans, Forrest Davies, R.H.
Savage, C.D. Frazier and A.B.
Purdom, left Monday afternoon
for Tampa en route to Havana,
Cuba, where they will attend
the American Legion depart-
ment of Florida convention this
week.

Will Fly Sunday At Airport In
Wauchula: Bill Seward, Arcadia
aviator, announced yesterday
that he will again carry passen-
gers and entertain the public of
this section, May 14. Mr. Se-
ward will have headquarters at
the old airport on Fort Green
road.

12 Get License To Sell Beer
In County: Up to noon yester-
day 12 places in Hardee County
had been licensed to sell the
new 3.2 beer, according to re-
cords of Tax Collector L.J.
Carlton. The price was 34 cents
a bottle.

Establishes 640-Acre Ranch
At Wauchula: Establishment of
a 640-acre ranch in Hardee
County was announced yester-
day by J.G. Anderson, president
of J.G. Anderson Realty Co.,
who made public plans for one
of the largest projects undertak-
en in Hardee County in several
years.

50 YEARS AGO
City To Observe Armed
Forces Day: Wauchula's first
formal observance of Armed
Forces Day will center around a
dedication. of a new flag pole
for the City Hall tomorrow
morning. Mayor Paul Thomas,
who was issued a proclamation
on Armed Forces Day, will dis-
cuss briefly the meaning of the
observance.

One-Room Building Planned
For Retarded Child School:
Hardee County's retarded chil-
dren will have a school of their
own, housed in a new building
in Wauchula, if the Juvenile
Guidance Committee has its.
way. The committee voted this
week to launch a-drive for sup-
l5ort to construct the one-room
building.

Polio Reaches Epidemic
Stage In Hardee: Polio has
reached epidemic stages in
Hardee County. A case of bul-
bar polio reported this week
pushed the total to five for this


area in a little over three weeks.

Fems To Flounce Tonight In
Follies of '58 Frolic: High-step-
ping chorus girls, fast-tapping
dances and gay songs, all this
plus the coronation of a queen
will be featured in the Follies of
'58, opening for a two-day run
tonight at the City Hall auditori-
um.

25 YEARS AGO
Pilot Walks Away From
Crash: A local pilot was fortu-
nate enough to walk away from
his aircraft Friday morning after
it crash landed in the county
dump next to Wauchula Airport.
Angelo F. Abbasttista, 58, re-
ceived stitches for lacerations to
his face.

Agreement With Enercor
Terminated: An insulation com-
pany considering locating a
plant in Wauchula seemed to
vanish as quickly as it appeared
two months ago. After receiv-
ing no word from Enercor offi-
cials, the council voted unani-
mously Monday night to termi-
nate all previous commitments
to the company.

Court Ruling Affects Few
Hardee Students: Only five stu-
dents in Hardee High School
may be affected by a recent fed-
eral court decision that makes
passing the -functional literacy
test a requirement to receive a
high school diploma.

10 YEARS AGO
False Alarms May Soon Cost
Owners: About 30 percent of
the nearly 150 people or busi-
nesses who have alarm systems
cause a major problem for
Wauchula police. At Monday
evening's meeting, the council
considered a charge of up to
$40 per incident, and decided to
wait until next month's meeting
for a final decision.

Schools Hall Of Fame In-
ducts 2 New Members: A
banker and a career military
man are.the latest inductees into
the Hardee County Schools
Hall of Fame. The honor was
bestowed on J.W. "Bill" Crews
Jr. and the late Col. John Cecil
Fralish in a special ceremony
last week.

County Issues Rabies Alert:
A rabid raccoon was discovered
in Limestone last week,
prompting Hardee County
Health Department officials to
issue a rabies alert. The alert
takes in the entire Limestone
area, in the southwest portion of
the county, environmental
healthy coordinator Rodney
Harn said.


Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


WAUCHULA - IN TIME OF TROUBLE
Anybody who has lived in Wauchula for a long time will
remember that my family had a service station. As I look back on
it now, I consider it a privilege to have grown up in that environ-
ment.
Matter of fact, when I was 9 years old, Daddy ordered a short
grease gun, and he would bring the rack down so I could service
cars - I loved it.
My parents basically thought that an idle mind was the devil's
workshop, so they never left mine idle for very long. It was always
work and planned activities, but, of course, it still didn't manage to
keep me out of trouble - but they tried.
Daddy had an automobile accident in 1941 and broke his back.
He had several surgeries over the years and wore steel braces. We
all knew he lived in constant pain. I went to the University of
Florida for the summer session in 1959 right after I graduated from
high school. However, Daddy went back in for more surgery that
year, and I came home to run the family business in the fall.
Living in a place as small as Wauchula, there were times when
we might have thought folks were trying to tend our business, but
I tell you what - they care. They will also band together to help.
We see evidence of that in the newspaper. If you don't believe it,
just ask Wanda Gunn, Janie Arnold, Kenny Weis and many others.
While I was running the service station that fall with Daddy's
two hired hands, the community just about worked us to death.
Woodrow Nicholson sent all his trucks over to have them serviced,
and instead of just an occasional truck we got 'em all.
Cannon Building Supply did the same thing. We always knew
if there was a family in Hardee County having a hard time people
would help. They also did it in a way that didn't look like charity.
The funny thing about it was, the business had never been
greater than it was during the time Daddy was in the hospital. It has
been that way since the, beginning of time, and it is still that way. It
is just one of the real advantages of living here instead of in a city
where nobody knows you.
The friends you know in a big city might be those in your chil-
dren's school, your church or the country club. We don't have a
country club. We just know everybody, and we know there will be
help in times of trouble.





School


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sau-
sage on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Applesauce, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon.
Toast, Applesauce, Juice, ;Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies or,
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Chocolate
Chip Cookies, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog (Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pizza Pockets (Salad Tray,
Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce,
Roll, Fruit Snack) and Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sau-
sage on a Bun or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed. Salad, Corn, Juice,
Applesauce) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,


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Monday-Wednesday Monday - Quail
& Saturday Tuesday - Chicken & Dumplings
5:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday � Wednesday- Pork Chops
5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Thursday - Steak Night
Sunday Friday- Catfish, Mullet, Gator, Frog Legs & Swamp Cabbage
6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday- BBQ Ribs & Chicken
WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING EACH OF YOU.
THANK YOU, I
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Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Beanie Weenies or Cheese-
burger on a Bun (Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Juice,
Roll, Chocolate Chip Cookies)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Peaches, Juice, Milk
;, Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Cheese ,Pizza 9r, iCorndog
(Tossed Sailad, Mashed Pota-
toes, Pears, Juice, Roll, Salad
Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Lasagna or Stacked Ham
Sandwich .(Lettuce & Tomato,
Roll, Green Beans, Juice, Apple
Crisp, Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket (Lettuce
& Tomato, Mixed Vegetables,
Applesauce, Fruit Snack) and
Milk

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) will be accepting appli-
cations June 2-12 for quota per-
mits to hunt on wildlife man-
agement areas (WMAs) next
season.
On many WMAs, quota per-
mits are required for hunters
wishing to hunt during the first
nine days of the general gun
season as well as for other
hunts, including the archery and
muzzleloading gun seasons.
Worksheets are available at
MyFWC.com/hunting. They
also will be available from
county tax collectors' offices,
license agents and FWC region-
al offices beginning May 23.
To apply, take a worksheet to
any license agent or tax collec-


tor's office or apply online at
wildlifelicense.com beginning
10 a.m. June 2 through mid-
night June 12.
Worksheets for recreational
use permits are now available at
MyFWC.com/hunting. Rec-
reational use permits are issued
on a first-come, first-served
basis beginning 10 a.m. June 4.
Also, worksheets will be avail-
able June 5 for hunts involving
airboats, track vehicles, quail,
youths, families and mobility-
impaired persons. The applica-
tion period for these hunts is
June 25 - July 9.
Visit MyFWC.com/hunting
for more information on how to
apply for permits and applica-
tion periods and deadlines.


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a world we like.
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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular Ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
- Commission/Zoning public hearing, 8:35 a.m. One request
is a Major Special Exception to construct/operate a electric power
plant on 366 acres on CR 663 N. just south of the Polk County
line. Another is a variance for wetlands setbacks for the proposed
power plant. The third is a Unified Land Code change to permit
commercial/industrial/business center as zoned land uses by right
Site Development Plan.
- Final consideration of ordinance and interlocal agreement
renewing the six-cent local option fuel tax for another 10 years, 9
a.m.
- Ranking of civil engineering requests for proposals, 9:20
- Change order on Bid for South Florida Avenue paving, 9:35
a.m.
- Increase in landfill commercial rates and change yard trash
pickup, 9:45 a.m.
- Public hearing-ordinance changing 331.60 acres to highway
mixed use designation, 10 a.m.
- Discuss jail committee.
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.


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Wauchula Streetscaping Hazardous


May 15, 2008, The Herald-Adocate 5B


ACCIDENT KILLS WHOLE HERD


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fortunately, there were-n0
fatalities.
Some people are ignoring the
flagmen and barricades put up
to protect workers doing the
streetscaping work on U.S. 17
and Main Street.
Red Powers, construction
superintendent for Spectrum
Underground Ific., the company
contracted to do the work, told
the Wauchula City Commission
Monday evening that incidents'
have escalated. On Friday a
truck ran through three barri-
cades, shoving them into and
injuring workers.
Powers and engineering con-
sultant Rick Schappacher asked
if roads could be closed from 4
p.m. to midnight to allow side-
walk demolition. Doing one
side of one block could take
three evenings.
The commission approved
that, but insisted work stop by
midnight as noise carries at
night. Commissioners also sug-
gested the company hire off-
duty officers and/or park huge
equipment across the intersec-
tions at each end of the section
they were doing.
"That's the only thing that
will work. When we're doing a
project and people pass our bar-
ricades, we just put something
immovable in the way. We've
had people get out of their vehi-
cles and move barricades and
proceed, even when they can
see we're working," said Ray
McClellan, Wauchula public
works director.
The commission insisted that
the front entrances of business-
es not be blocked during their
open hours. Powers said laying
irrigation or pavers could be
done during the day and they
would be careful not to obstruct
any business. Police Chief Bill
Beattie suggested putting signs


at each end of the block saying
'those businesses were open.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
- discussed the foreclosure
of code enforcement liens on
the Mitchell/Makowski proper-
ty on South Seventh Avenue
behind the Wauchula Family
Restaurant. The property will
be sold at a tax sale on May 21.
The total liens and costs are
$61,222.18. The city set a limit
on what it would accept for the
low bid to cover actual costs
involved.
- were reminded that quali-
fying is from noon June 16 to
noon June 20. The seats of com-
missioners Ken Lambert, Clar-
ence Bolin, Troy Brant and
Heather Lee (who filled the slot
of Mavis Best) are up for elec-
tion this year.
- agreed to begin two meet-
ings a month on June 2. The
commission will meet on the
first Monday of the month in
a workshop session and have
its regular monthly meeting on
the second Tuesday of the
month.
- applauded Chief Bill
Beattie and the Police Depart-
ment for using youth in trouble
to clean up the graffiti around
town and around the county.
- approved second, and
final reading of several ordi-
nances.
One closes an alleyway south
of West Bay Street midway be-
tween 10th and Ninth avenues.
Although on old plats, it has
never been used and has no util-
ity easement in it.
Another updates the city's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
to add a public schools facility
element, providing for intergov-
ernmental cooperation in the
siting of schools within the city
limits.
Another amends the costs of


cemetery lots ($600) and mau-
soleum crypts ( $2,000). The
commission also decided thaw
bronze templates would be best
for the mausoleum crypts to
make them all uniform.
Several others concern prop-
erties at 201 W. Bay Street, and
306 and 312 South Seventh
Avenue, changing the zoning
classification for R-3 Multi-
family Residential or Medium
Density Residential to C-i
Downtown Commercial, and
amending the city's Future
Land Use Map in the Compre-
hensive Plan accordingly.
- Approved first reading of
ordinances making the zoning
change from Single Family
Residential to Commercial and
also amending the Comp Plan
map for 311 South Seventh
Avenue.
- Approved three resolu-
tions. Two renew the contract
and score of services for Jones
Edmunds & Associates Inc. for
engineering services for the
electric substation expansion,
which is funded by $1.6 million
in federal and Economic De-
velopment Authority grants. It
will expand the capacity to
three times what it is now and
ensure the city will be more
able to handle electricity needs
of the future.
The third renews the contract
with Avcon Inc. for consulting
services on Wauchula Airport
projects, including the
$775,000 hangar additions.
- Learned the city has
received an unqualified audit
for fiscal year 2006-07
- Learned city staff raised
nearly $3,700 for Relay for
Life, the fourth year it has done
so.
- Asked Main Street Wau-
chula to provide by the June 9
meeting a full, independent
audit for the past three years
and a strategic action plan.


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
and wiser people so full of doubts.
-Bertrand Russell


NOTICE TO CITY OF WAUCHULA

UTILITY CUSTOMERS
The City of Wauchula will be flushing fire hydrants the week May 19th - May
23rd. Customers may experience low pressure at times that should come
back up momentarily.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
S/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 5:1s5



CITY OF WAUCHULA

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, Planning and Zoning Board will hold a workshop on
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. concerning a proposed special exception for
a restaurant with lounge at 216/218/222 W. Main Street. The workshop will be
held at the Commission chambers located at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, FL 33873.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SEC-
TION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE PLANNING AND ZONING OFFICE AT 863-773-9193.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID WORKSHOP.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 5:15c



HARDEE YOUTH FOOTBALL

Football Registration, Cheerleading Registration and Coach Sign-Ups
will be behind the old Hardee Junior High School Gymnasium.

Friday, May 16 . Saturday, May 17
5:00pm - 8:00pm 8:00am - 12:00pm




These dates will be the only opportunity to sign up for
Cheerleading. Football will have additional
registration dates later in the summer.







CHEERLEADING
FOOTBALL $35 Registration Fee
$75 Registration Fee s:15c Plus cost of uniform


By TANNER GOUGH
Special To The Herald-Advocate
This is a story told to me by my
great-grandma, Doris Gough. This is a
story about a terrible spray accident that
almost killed my granddad "nd my
great-granddad, and changed their lives
for many years.
My great-grandma's maiden name
was Doris Marsh. She married Horace
Gough when she was 17. They built a
house and built several sections of land
in the New Zion area.
Horace farmed on the land, planted
some orange
trees, and
slowly built
up his cattle
herd.
Eventually, they had three children, my
great-aunt Delores, my granddad
Marshall, and my great-uncle Terry.
They all worked on the ranch when they
were young.
At the time of the spray accident
Delores and Terry were at college and
my granddad started college then left to
help his dad work on the ranch..
The accident happened when they
went to a chemical company to buy cow
spray for lice and bugs. The salesman
sold them one correct bottle and an
identical bottle in appearance, but it
contained a deadly poison.
When Horace and Marshall prepared
the cows for spraying, they rounded
them up with horses and gathered them
in the cow pens. They had a tractor and
sprayer with a hand-held spray gun.
Horace read the instructions on the cor-
rect bottle, then mixed both bottles in
the spray tank.
Shortly after they began spraying,
the cows began to breathe heavy and


started dropping to their knees.
Marshall hollered to Horace, "They're
getting sick. Let's let them out." They
opened the gate and 156 head of cows
didn't make 15 yards before they all fell
dead.
Marshall rushed to the house to tell
his mom to call the vet to come out, that
the cows were dead.
After the vet came out and word
spread in the community, the county
sent bulldozers to bury the cows in long
ditches. The whole family was in an
emotional and financial distress. The
heard that my great-granddad had been
building for years had been wiped out
in a few minutes.
Word spread throughout the state of
the accident, and people all over the
state felt so bad about the loss that cows
came in from all over the state. The
manufacturer and the salesman who
sold them the spray claimed no respon-
sibility because he said they didn't read
both bottles, even though it's not the
spray they had asked for.
But thanks to individuals and the
Cattleman's Association, about 50 of
the original 150 cattle were replaced.
The veterinarian said that he was
amazed that Horace or Marshall were
not killed.
This was a major event in my great-
granddad's and my granddad's life, that
took, many years to overcome two-
thirds of their cattle herd lost.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
Accepting applications for position in the Sanitation
department. General manual labor working on and off
sanitation trucks. High school diploma or GED equivalen-
cy desirable, but not required. Requires valid Florida dri-
ver's license. Apply at 126 S. 7th Ave., Wauchula.
EOE/DFWP Closing date 5/19/08 @ 5:00 pm. ci5:15c







Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873


(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


Jessie G Sambrano


OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE
This Saturday May 17, 2008 @ 325 Orange Avenue
Main St. Wauchula west to Orange Avenue -follow
signs - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m - come, see and tour
this 3BR/2BA Executive Home, 2 car garage ; high
rise camper carport, New AC - Landscaped -
Automatic sprinkler system - stone fireplace - 4" well
and many, many more extras. MLS# 199742
$229,000.00


Best Mobile Home Location - 3BR/2BA well maintained mobile
home in Downing Place. Close to shopping - hospital and restau-
rants $77,000.00 MLS# 202856

Knollwood Subdivision - Charming 3BR/BA CB home off a cul-
de-sac - 2,000 � sq ft under roof - Excellent floor plan - 2-car
garage - Many Extras - Large Lot. $189,900.00 MLS# 201014

GEORGETOWN SUBDIVISION! IMMACUALTE 3BR/2BA CB
HOME WITH CENTRAL AIR & HEATING, TWO-CAR
GARAGE, SCREENED PATIO & WOOD DECK OVERLOOK-
ING THE BACKYARD. HOME IS READY TO MOVE IN!
$239,000.00 MLS# 200260
Residence with business - 4BR/2.5 BA CB Home with over 2,000
sq ft under roof. Includes going beauty salon with 2 stations. 1,000
sq ft of outside buildings - 2 lots fenced. $179,900.00 MLS# 200983

*NEW HOMES *NEW HOMES *NEW HOMES
ALL QUALIFY FOR 100% FINANCING.
Look over the list - Take a look at the home of your choice.
* 3BR ?BA CB home with carport - 3061 Hickory Ct. - Zolfo
Springs $140,000.00
* 3BR 2BA CB home with carport located at 5016 Poplar
Street - Bowling Green $152,000.00
* 3BR CB home - 733 Sally Place $119,000.00
* 3BR 2BA CB home with large garage - 4815 Church Street
- Bowling Green $149,000.00
* 3BR 2BA CB home with about 2,000 sq ft under roof - 4817
Church Street - Bowling Green $149,000.00

10 acres of good land - east of Zolfo - $90,000.00
NEW LISTING - 2BR MH in Charlie Creek - with 12x18
family room and 12x50 carport $49,500.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


TUI
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OPPORTUNITY


Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!


Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


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


S (863)781-3247
rano (863) 245-6891


(863) 781-4585


L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase' fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc



2005 FORD FOCUS SES, Zx4,
loaded, new tires, 46,000 miles,
$9,350. 863-773-0002. 5:15c
2001 FORD F150, V-6, standard,
4-door, runs good, $4,800. 781-
4710. 5:15-22p


'64 CHEVY, 350 engine, 4-speed
floor, $2,500 OBO. 448-7889 or
863-801-4073. 5:1 5p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc



12' 1991 GRUMMEN aluminum
boat, galv. trailer, 15 HP electric
start Evinrude, $1,600 OBO. 863-
245-1957. 5:15p


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.





1 GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

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


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
ci8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


Topsy See

Beautiful Country Setting - Six 1/2 ac. lots and one 1.66 ac. lot
@$15,000.00 each or 4.66 ac. for $85,000. Each Lot Has Been
Surveyed.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB - Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall - New Tile Floors - Appliances. $115,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
JUST LIKE NEW - 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900. s:l5c
Topsy Se,eBroker
Tlva Whidden, Associate
2634 E. Main Street * Wauchula, FL 33873




4 JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 * Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker * James V. See, Sr., Broker
11-1-1 -_- . .... - ~I . -- __-II


NEW LISTING! 3BR/2BA
house on 7 1/2 acres. Stocked
pond. $179,900.
1� acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula. Paved road front-
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500
REDUCED! MUST SEE!
3BR/2BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$159,900
PRICE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2BR/2BA mo-
bile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer
concessions possible. Priced
right at $165,000!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2 car
garage. $225,000.
3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appli-
ances are included. Land-
scaped yard with several fruit
trees and even a pecan tree.
$148,900.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95� acres, the other is 6.65�
acres. $99,500 each
70� acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8� acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka
City area. 2600 feet of front-
age on State Road 64.
38.6� acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hen-
dry-Lake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight


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

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

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

One of a kind development
property. 300� acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
(863)781-2345 Calvin Bates


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396
(863)381-2242


FIRST BAPTIST CHILDREN'S
Academy Is In need of a part-time
office assistant to help with
answering phones, light typing,
and occasional filing. Hours
needed: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
Monday thru Friday. Experience
preferred. Apply in person - 1570
W. Main Street, Wauchula.
5:15-22c


ROUTE/SERVICE DRIVER
Ulrich's Water Conditioning
Service, 409 Goolsby St., Wau-
chula. Apply in person.
5:15-6:5c
WANTED CDL CLASS A driver to
run long distance. Please call
863-773-6195 for more informa-
tion. 5:15-6:5c


MISSING FAMILY DOG
$100 REWARD
Golden rust 8 year old male dog, wearing a red collar miss-
ing from North Florida Ave. just south of the Peace River
Electric Coop. since May 4, 2008.
Friendly and active dog that answers to Ross.









He is greatly missed, especially by a 2 and 7 year old.
Place call at (505) 791-1895 (cell phone)
Local # (863) 773-4764, ext. 3.
(Only Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m)
NOTE: If you decide to keep him, please note that he suffers
from occasional epileptic attacks and is in the first stages of hip
dysplasia. All we ask is that you give him a good home. cl:15.2p







Joe LD. 1a1
IN C., REALTORS
S(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
Monica Reas )ou may qualify to receive a grant for down
(863) 781-0888 payment assistance on your new home.
See more listings at - www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
DEVELOPMENT/RECRE- 5.4� acs tracts, pasture & Oak
ATION! 170.8� acs of beautiful trees. Possible owner financing.
pines & pastureland, w/over $10,000/ac!
1/2 mile paved rd frontage on
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR 82� acs: metal barn w/horse
64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000! stalls, well, 5 pastures with
water to each, deer & turkey.
2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring Beautiful oaks. $899,000!
has total of 1,622�SF &
1,178�SF living area. Large HOMESITES OR INVEST-
screened in front porch. MENT! Four residential lots in
$129,995! Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
Beautiful country setting, lots are 100'x218', listed for
of wildlife. 22� acs located half-. $22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
way between Wauchula & listed for $46,000! Golf course,
Avon Park has 2 story community center, fishing pier,
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire- & shops!
place & large screened in back
porch. $479,900! 69� ac IIamlin & Valencia
grove in western HIardee Co
5 lots in Wauchula have total of w/Zolfo soil type has 10"
978�ft rd frontage. Close to well, micro-jet irrigation, &
hospital, schools and shopping. John Deere power unit.
Call for individual lot prices or $625,000!
buy all for $95,000!
Great location! Commercial
PRICE REDUCED! PEACE zoned lot with 450'� frontage
RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06� ac on north end of FI Ave.
parcel w/city water & sewer. $360,000!
Zoned R-1, which can accom-
modate 2 homesites, Being sold 5� ac on private rd in central
w/0.35� ac parcel, which can Hardee Co has well maintained
accommodate 1 homesite 3BR/2BA MH. Floors are wood
NOW $34,500! & tile. Some appliances includ-
PRICE REDUCED! Private ed.$115,000!
10� ac cleared pasture w/ag ex-
emption, pond, some woods, 4" 27� ac Hamlin grove in E
well. Accessed by easement Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
from county rd. NOW
$160,000! Beautiful wooded lot fronts the
tranquil Peace River, only min-
Find the privacy you're look- utes from Wauchula. Enjoy
ing for in this secluded fishing, boating and other
4BR/3BA home on 12� wooded recreational activities from
acs. Just minutes to Wauchula your own riverfront lot.
or Zolflo Springs. $350,000! $125,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
'MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON .......832-0130
JUAN DELATPRRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON..........--..
JAMES STALLINGS.......412-4379
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C.N.A.'s NEEDED - Full-time, 40
hrs. per week, Monday-Friday,
8:30 to 4:30. $9.00/hr plus
mileage reimbursement and ben-
efits package. Responsibilities
include providing Personal Care
and Respite Care in the homes of
senior residents residing in
Hardee County. For more infor-
mation call 773--2022 or come by
310 North 8th Ave. in Wauchula.
EOE,DFWP. 5:8-15c
NOW HIRING - Island of
Adventure Childcare Center, must
have CDA. Call 767-0800. 5:ltfc


THREE BEDROOM, one bath
house in Zolfo Springs, 3035 Oak
St. Call for information 863-735-
0870 leave name and number.
5:15-6:12p
RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY -
4BR/2BA, great neighborhood,
double garage, Wauchula. 786-
218-5236. 5:15-22p


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TWO BEDROOMS, cement block
home, with guest apartment.
Marble fireplace. 5 acres.
Highway frontage. $129,000. 954-
629-4486. 5:15p
NEW DOUBLEWIDE mobile
home, 3 BR/2 Bath on 5 acres,
Zolfo Springs, $155,000. 954-324-
5732. 4:17-5:15p


CHICKENS "MIXED MID SIZE" 2
hens, 4 new chicks, 2 roosters.
773-9791. 5:15p
18 MONTH COLT - Western Otoe
bred, nice gentle colt, $400. 863-
781-4314. 5:8-15p
PIGS OR HOGS for sale, cheap.
Call 863-773-0168. 4:24-5:22p


YAMAHA 800XL WAVERUNNER
2002 3-seater, $3,200. 773-2991.
5:15-22p


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TROY BUILT TILLER, 8 HP, good
condition, $500. 735-1722.
5:15-6:12p
LARGE CAR DOLLY, new $1200
sell $700. Cell 863-368-1457.
5:15p
XBOX AND GAME CUBE for sale,
both with games and controls.
863-445-0243. 5:15p
(2) 8'x8' HOG TRAPS, ready to
use, easy to pin together, $950
OBO. 863-781-7489. 5:15p
LARGE 7'4" WHIRLPOOL bath-
tub, 3 yrs old, pump & fittings,
$300.773-9791. 5:15p
COMMERCIAL COTTON CANDY
machine, commercial popcorn
popper; nacho and popcorn
warmer. 863-781-6909. 5:15-22c
15 HP JD RIDING mower, excel-
lent mechanical condition,
$1,000. 773-9122. 5:8-15p
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 42" Cub
Cadet, 72 hours use, $1,000. 781-
3895. 5:8-15p
PRICE REDUCED $3,500 com-
mercial mower, Hustler Super
MlniZ, 44". 781-0012. 5:ltfcdh


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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


1994 MOBILE HOME, 16x60 real
nice. 767-8822. 5:15c
3 MOBILE HOMES for sale,
$150,000 OBO on two large lots.
863-245-1507. 4:17-5:15p


SBo says.... "I won't be undersold!!"
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2.10 acres prime corner SK R4 w. ana dioirview Drive. :o8,uuu.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Large
commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Formerly Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready -
needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.20 Acres Comm. Hwy 17 South. Road Frontage on 3 sides.
$225,000.
Corner lot in Torrey. Old Dixie Hwy. Heavily wooded. $20,000.


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OWNERS' FINtINI-!*

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DOUBLEWIDE FOR SALE - Must
move from lot - '93, 60x27,
3BR/2BA, large family room, fire-
place, hardwood floors, garden
tub, 3 yr. old heat/air, 20x12 wood-
en deck, $10K. 813-661-0856.
5:8-6:5p
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 4:24-6:26p
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


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2 REGISTERED LABRADOR male
dogs for sale, $300 each OBO.
863-245-9472. 5:15nc
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


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

POSSIBLE.OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. $255,000
See this lovely older home located within walk-
ing distance of schools, hospital, doctor's offices
and shopping! Well maintained 4B/2.5Bth with
wood burning fireplace in family room; spa-
cious bedrooms; high ceilings and hardwood
floors. $137,000
LIVE IN THE COUNTRY on this 5 acre tract
with 3/1 CB home; updated kitchen; property is
fenced for horses or cattle. $199,000
LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, this 3B/lBth, C/B home is situated on 1
acre. $155,000
TWO STORY GOLF COURSE HOME!
3B/3.5Bth; large rooms with laminate and tile
floors; many extras; nice curb appeal! $350,000


LJ


SERVICE YOU


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFIN


Bus. (863) 773-0007 -
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
CHOOSE YOUR COLORS when you select
building plan; constructing 3 and 4 bedrooms,
C/B homes; prices start at $133,000
Looking for that perfect building site or week-
end retreat? This 5 acre tract has large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife. $99,000
Excellent location for building your new home;
1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer. deed
restricted area. $40,000
Lovely home site - 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
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; east-
ern Hardee. $125,000


CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
A GARAY........863-399-3329
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S1 Serving ALL Communities
for over 12 yrs.
With 18 yrs of Experience /
ID Rohoman and Ruth Crespo
Owners
. Income Tax Service 1-.3 Day Checks
Audits with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Sandra, Office
Immigration Documents Preparation
Translation of Documents
Notary Public, Fax Service
Internet Service
Mortgage Broker Service
Passport Photos Lupita, File
We Are a Multi Service Office
This Is Not An Attorney's Office, But We Can Refer You To One.


! $10 OFF Also, We Sell Mary
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(863) 773-2177 ~ Fax (863) 773-2178


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dzalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
* 3 & 4 Bedroom ipts. *
* Rental mrtes beginning at $524 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
* Rental assistance available for Qualilfed applicants *
* Handicap Units available *

860 Pleasant Way" * Bowling Green. FL

(863) 375-4138


Monday - Friday 9:00 i.M. - 12:00 Noon


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Equal Housing Opportunity


NOW RENTING!

THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

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

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at
863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)


Equal Housing Opportunity


HARDEE COUNTY UTILITY DEPT.
seeks hands on, creative, and responsible individuals for:
Utility Superintendent, $43.1 k-$59.4k/yr + benefits,
either/ or
Senior Utilities Operator, $39.0k-$53.7k/yr + benefits,
whichever is first filled, based on qualifications.
Planning and organizing department O&M. Water & WW
"A" or "B" operator licenses, or can obtain within one
year.
Utility Operations Trainee, $10.46-$14.42/hr + benefits.
On-the-job training and experience in utility operations
leading to certification & career advancement. Water &
WW "C" operator licenses, or ability to obtain within two
years.
See complete descriptions at www.HardceCounty.net,
with applic's to: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL
33873 Ph.(863)773-2161, Fax-2154. Positions open until
filled. EOE-F/M/VN 5:15-22
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Classifieds


FL. SWEET ONIONS DRY - 5 gal-
lon bucket $7 or 2 for $12. 773-
9791. 5:15p


SALE/TRADE - 3BR/2B C/HA,
Florida room, 1 year old, excellent
location in Lake Placid. 735-2626.
5:15-22c
5.06 ACRES FOR SALE - Ready
to build. Cleared, fenced, well
and pond, beautiful oaks, pines
and maples. Must see, $89,000.
Call 781-0897. 5:15-22p
5 ACRES off Hollandtown, 4
fenced, 1 native, pond, creek,
$46,900. 767-1899. 5:8-22p
5 ACRES - beautiful, cleared, with
pond, $59,000 OBO. 863-253-
9098. 5:1-29p


1984 RV 30' WITH 2 TIP OUTS for
sale, exc. condition. 767-8822.
5:15c


2BR/1B fully furnished, electric
and cable included, great neigh-
borhood, Ft. Meade. $800 month,
security required. Call Sheila 375-
9988, 863-285-7203, 863-781-
3039. 5:15tfc
4BR/2BA GREAT NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, double garage, Wauchula.
786-218-5236. 5:15-22p
ZOLFO - 4/2 C/HA, good condi-
tion, very spacious, large lot 735-
2626. 5:15nc
OFFICE FOR RENT - 210 N. 3rd,
Wauchula, $450 per month. 832-
1984. 5:8-6:5p


HOME FOR RENT!
Looking for MORE than just your common
rental? This is perhaps the nicest home avail-
able for rent in Hardee County. Excellent
neighborhood. Large & roomy 3BR/2BA Single
Family Home. Nicely Furnished! Beautifully
Decorated! MUST SEE! Available Immediately.


Call For Appointment


(863) 234-2234


Lonestar
Construction. Corr -

General Contractor
Lic.f RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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DEMOLITION
* Fill Dirt * Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal * Dragline *
*Track Hoe * Land Clearing*
* Shell * Clay * Top Soil*
* Bulldozer * Dump Trucks *
(-163) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
I(4-16 vards)
$ 1 00/Load
W.ini, 3 .,ilde radjiu o0 Z:iro Springs
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Hardee Couni, Area oollI


A LAKE BUFFUM
LAWN CARE


Affordable Rates
Reliable Service


Stephen Judah 4:24-5:15p 863-781-9532


* 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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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


S . .


Mikey Col
Realtor
(863)781-


15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
2177. 4:24-5:22p
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-2177. 4:24-5:22p
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


Rental Home on Lake June


Lake Placid, Florida
May - August $850 monthly
Newly Remodeled
Large kitchen area, sleeps 6
3 Bed/2 Bath, Boat lift


Contact Jamie
(863) 781-1413


5:15-29c


KELLER WILLIAMS


Hiding / Dane Hendry
Realtor
1698 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned BrokeAge /
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"* * * New Listing * * *

3900+ sq. ft. CB home, 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, BG, $99,000.
Call Dane today! This one Aon'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.
* 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.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS. c1^5


TWO BEDROOM one bath apart-
ment, $550 plus deposit. 832-
1984. 1 5:8-6:5p
NEW SUMMER RATES - Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:1tfc
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-302-1563, 863-
773-2177. 4:24-5:22p
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


" ;-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


FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147. Free estimates. 5:15-22p
ROGERS CARPET CLEANING
$50 one room or 2 or more for $30
each. Also, upholstery & exterior
pressure cleaning. 863-773-6603.
5:15-6:12p


Human Resources/Payroll Person
Needed for 79 Bed Skilled Nursing
Facility. Must be computer literate,
experience in Human Resources and
Payroll a MUST. High School Grad.
Apply in person or fax.resume to:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
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$449,000


Make Your Vac. Plans now! Bryson City Mt. CabinRental, Sleeps
4-5, very secluded. $5'O.weekly.
One lot left in Whi'llerf Woodz~, 3.S7 ac. $85.000.
10 ac. Val. groe. rimg: & drain tile, $18.000 per ac Call David.
30 ac. with 10 ac lHimlin. 10 ac. Valencia; 10 ac beautiful oaks,
microjet irrig. 12-in ell- $470.000. Call. David
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ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE-
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1 :8p
UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'll
make it shirie again, refinish,
reglaze. 863-253-1845.
4:17-5:15p
HOUSEKEEPING - Call Linda.
Residential or commercial.
Reasonable rates. 781-5636.
4:17-24p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:3p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc

Nursing
RNs and LPNs
MHM Services, has Full Time posi-
tions available at the Hardee
Correctional Institution in Bowling
Green.
We offer excellent compensa-
tion and benefits and a com-
prehensive benefits package!
Contact Mindy Halpern, at 866-
931-5544;
mhalpern@mhm-services.com
EOE cd5:15c


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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MOVING SALE - 9-?, Saturday 17,
corner of 7 & Elms, Zolfo. 5:15p
MULTI-FAMILY SALE - Saturday
only, 8 a.m - 2 p.m. Lots of stuff.
2680 Merle Langford Rd., Zolfo
Springs off of 66. 5:15p
SATURDAY - 7 till 12. Computer,
furniture, lots of baby items, lots
of misc. items, 220 Pennsylvania
Ave., Wauchula. 5:15p
EDNA'S PLACE - Lots of new
items. King beds, refrigerators,
stoves, washers & dryers. 767-
8822. 5:15c
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 8-?, 3208
Perdue Rd., furniture, household,
linens, misc. 5:15p


LOW SELF-ESTEEM
Q: To look at me, you would probably think I hold life by
the tail. But the truth is, under this facade is a woman with very
low self-esteem. When I look in the mirror, I am not happy with
who I see. I always feel very inadequate around others. How
can I change this low concept I have of myself?
Signed, Low Self-Concept

A: The first Scripture that comes to my mind is: "For as he
thinks in his heart, so is he," Proverbs 23:7 NKJV. You have got to
quit thinking so low of yourself.
Purpose in your heart to look at your good attributes instead of
the bad. Try and find one really good thing about yourself daily,
and say what it is out loud. When we hear things over and over,
they begin to get rooted into our heart.
To change a way a person thinks changes everything.


Painting is poetry that is seen
rather than felt, and poetry is
painting that is felt rather
than seen.
-Leonardo da Vinci

It has been said that art is a
tryst, for in the joy of it maker
and beholder meet.
-Kojiro Tomita




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offerd by Enmrn SeMrvces not aff w1USPS who hires

1-866-749-1415]


You need to build your self-esteem up and protect it. Never let
anyone make you feel less than what you are. You are fearfully and
wonderfully made by God in His own image.
A problem with low self-esteem, if it's not dealt with properly,
is that you will begin to find ways to make yourself feel better.
Women have eaten more, run up credit cards buying new clothes,
colored their hair, went on severe diets trying to feel good about
themselves, or even given themselves to men. But those things are
temporal, making the problem worse.
What you need is an inside healing, not a Band-Aid.
Let me share with you a little bit about guilt and shame. The
dictionary says that shame is a painful emotion caused by guilt or
shortcoming. Guilt tells you that you've done something wrong,
but shame tells you that you are something wrong.
These are burdens the devil brings to keep you feeling down.
I have to wonder if at some point in your life someone spoke
painful words to you that have made you feel this way. If this is
true, then you have to reverse those negative words with positive
ones and take authority over shame in your life. People are so igno-
rant when it comes to the power of the spoken word. We need to be
so careful what we say to little children, because if we are not care-
ful, they will grow up to be hurting adults.
I don't care what flaws you see when you look in the mirror,
all God sees is beauty. That is what you need to see.
Look through your Creator's eyes and see the wonderful piece
of pottery you are. Every piece of pottery is unique, and that is how
God has created all of us. When I look at my five children I don't
see anything but beauty and perfection because I love them. You
need to accept God's love, and learn to love who you are regard-
less of what the devil is making you think.

Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
yahoo.com or P.O. Box 2604, Wauchila, FL 33873. You can also
visit Penny Johnson's Web site at www.pennyjohnson.net or watch
her shows at www.mvhwntv.com


Troo Trimming * tump Grinding
Complete Troo Romoval * Land Cloaring

*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089

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* Commercial Welding Business, $250,000, Wauchula
* 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. $135,000
* 274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River.
* Newly Remodeled - 2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave.
$65,000.
* 2 acre tracts available on Kazen Rd.
* 30 Unit Warehouse, Hwy 66, Zolfo Springs. $100,000, owner
motivated. Make Offer!
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MAKIN(; REAI. E.'TAxr REALi EASY '
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! TWo blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 4/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
loaded with fruit trees. Reduced from $85,000 to
$82,500. Make an offer!!!
FOOTED TUB!!! PRICE REDUCED AGAIN!!! This
charming 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home was once a
Bed and Breakfast. 3.5 acres of high and dry
land surrounds the oak 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 2 Bath
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
$145,000 to $137,900.

CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND
QUIET!!! This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well
and Septic Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile
Home. $150,000.

5 ACRES - $62,500. Possible Financing!!!


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!!!
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.
ENJOY THE SUNSET!!! On the balcony of this 2
story home on 3.4 acres of land, with 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths and recreation room on bottom-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2007-CA-000607
DIVISION #: 25
UNC:
Deutsche-Bank National Trust
Company a trustee under
Pooling and Servicing
Agreement dated as qf June 1,
2007 Equifirst Loan Securitization
Trust 2007-1 Mortgage Pass -
Through Certificates, Series
2007-1,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
John Talley, Jr. and Rebecca
Talley, His Wife; Hardee County;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 26, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 2007-CA-000607 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company as
Trustee under Pooling and
Servicing Agreement dates as of
June 1, 2007 Equifirst Loan Se-
curitization Trust 2007-1 Mortgage
Pass-Through Certificates, Series
2007-1, Plaintiff and John Talley,
Jr. and Rebecca Talley, His Wife
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M.. on IF May 28,
2008 - the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 1 AND 2 OF BLOCK 1
OF WAUCHULA VILLAS
SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVI-
SION IN HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 10.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

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

DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
this 26 day of March, 2008.


B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida
Connie Coker

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
07-83575T


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 0
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCU
AND FOR HARDEE COU
FLORIDA,
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO.:25-2008-CA-4
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASS
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TI
STRUCTURED ASSET SEC
TIES CORPORATION MOR1
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CE
CATE, 2006-EQ1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ASHLEY SVENDSEN, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
suant to a Final Judgm
Mortgage Foreclosure date
30, 2008, and entered in Ca
25-2008-CA-000120 of the
Court of the TENTH J
Cir:uit In and for HARDEE C
Florida, wherein U.S.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
TRUSTEE FOR THE S
TURED ASSET SECURITIES!
PORTION MORTGAGE
THROUGH CERTIFICATE,
EQ1, is the Plaintiff and A
SVENDSEN; JUSTIN SVEN
TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN
are the Defendants, I will
the highest and best bidi
cash at the NORTH FRONT
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY
THOSE, 417 W. MAIN STR
11:00AM on the 28 day o
2008, the following des
property as set forth in sai
Judgment:

BEGIN AT THE SOU
EAST CORNER OF LOI
BLOCK A, KINCAID'S S
DIVISION, TOWN
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLO
DA. THENCE RUN NOR
ALONG THE EAST LINE
LOT 7 A DISTANCE
140.00 FEET; THEN
WEST 170.00 FEET F
POINT OF BEGINNII
THENCE CONTINUE WE
132.25 FEET; THEN
SOUTH *70.00 FEET
U


POINT OF BEGINNING,
LESS 5 FEET OFF EAST
SIDE FOR UTILITY EASE-
MENT, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

A/K/A 3984 HICKORY
COURT, ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FL 33890
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
m,,et file a claim within sixty (60)
dr.- afterr the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on April 30,
2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-,
ceeding should contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 252007CA000744
DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR HE
STRUCTURED ASSET SECURI-
TIES CORPORATION MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-BC6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FELIX M. VIERA A/K/A
FELIX VIERA, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated April
30, 2008 and entered in Case No.
252007CA000744 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
Florida wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUC-
TURED ASSET SECURITIES COR-
PORATION MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-BC6, is the Plaintiff
and FELIX M. VIERA A/K/A FELIX
VIERA; TENANT #1 N/K/A
ROBERTO PLACERES are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 A.M., on the 28 day of May,
2008, the following described
property described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:


BEGIN AT THE NW COR-
NER OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 6 EAST, AND RUN


5:1-22c SOUTH 211.33 FEET FOR A
POINT OF BEGINNING;
)F THE THENCE CONTINUE
IT IN SOUTH 403.50 FEET;
NTY, THENCE SOUTH 87 DE-
GREES 16 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST 1031.95
FEET; THENCE RUN
000120 NORTH 437.98 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
OCIA- GREES 54 MINUTES 30
HE SECONDS WEST 1030.63
URI- FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
T- NING; LESS ROAD RIGHT
RTIFI- OF WAY OFF THE WEST
SIDE FOR ROAD, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/KA 453 HOLLANDTOWN
ROAD, WAUCHULA, FL
33873
Any person claiming an interest
/ In the surplus from the sale, if any,
URE other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
EN pur- days after the sale.
ent of
d April WITNESS MY HAND and the
ise No. seal of this Court on April 30,
Circuit 2008.
judicial
County, B. Hugh Bradley
BANK Clerk of the Circuit Court
N, AS By: Connie Coker
TRUC- Deputy Clerk
S COR- 5:15-22c
PASS-
2006- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SHLEY 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IDSEN; IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
AYERS FLORIDA
sell to GENERAL JURISDICTION
der for DIVISION
DOOR CASE NO.:25-2007-CA-000628
COUR- U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
EET at TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT
"f May, SUISSE FIRST BOSTON HEAT
scribed 2005-6
d Final
PLAINTIFF

TH- vs.
T 7, DAVID CRUZ SR,; LORRAINE
UB- CRUZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
OFRI- PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
"RI- THROUGH, UNDER AND
RTH AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
OF INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
OF WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
ICE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
OR UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
NG; AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
EST HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ICE OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TOR-
TO REY OAKS HOMEOWNERS


LOT 3, BLOCK 1, TORREY
OAKS GOLF COURSE
SUBDIVISION, A PORTION
OF SECTION 17, TOWN-
SHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BAR 68, PAGE 4,
AND PLAT BAR 69, PAGES
1 AND 2, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any persons claiming an inter-
est 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
Dated this 30 day of APRIL,
2008.


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommoda-
tion should COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 941-773-9853, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.


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

CASE #:25-2007-CA-000-653
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee
for Option One Mortgage Loan
Trust 2006-2 Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2006-2
Plaintiff,


Kris E. Rau:
Defendant(s),


AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 28, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 25-2007-CA-000-653 of
the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for
Option One Mortgage Loan Trust
2006-2 Asset-Backed Certificates,
Series 2006-2, Plaintiff and Kris E.
Rau are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN Wauchula, FLORIDA,
AT 11:00 A.M. on May 21, 2008,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

THE NORTH 1/2 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY FLORI-
DA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT
ADMINISTRATION (863) 534-4488
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE.
IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-
7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SER-
VICE 1-800-955-8770..
DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
this 30 day of April, 2008.


B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida
By: Diane V. Smith
Deputy Clerk

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It is a mistake for a sculptor
or a painter to speak or write
very often about his job. It
releases tension needed for his
work.


BEDTIME STORY


COURTESY PHOTO
Over 20 pajama-clad youngsters were treated to a special evening April 14 at the
Hardee County Public Library. Children from kindergarten through second grade were
able to cuddle up with blankets and stuffed animals to listen to tales spun by storyteller
Gladys Varga. Milk and cookies were also a feature of the event planned to highlight
National Library Week.





Blaze Top Dixie Pony Tails


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Midway through the Dixie
Pony Tails season, the Blaze
may be the team to beat.
The Blaze currently lead the
division with a 7-2 record while
the travel team Shockers
dropped to 6-3. The Racers and
Heat round out the standings.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 252006CA00381
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL TORRES and
ALICIA FUENTES TORRES,
husband and wife,
705 North 9th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
JUAN LUNA LOPEZ,
705 North 9th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
GUSTAVO RODIRIGUEZ,
705 North 9th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
C. RAY McDANIEL
475 E. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830, and
ALLIED BAIL BONDS,
4909 Highway 69 South
Beaumont, TX 77705
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 ATTORNEYS FEES dated May
5th, 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 June 4, 2008, the
following described property as
set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES, to wit:

The North eight-four (84)
feet of Lot 4, Block 10,
Packers Addition, City of
Wauchula, as per map or
plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 1-93
(Hardee County Plats re-
corded in DeSoto County,
Florida) and Plat Bar A-16,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
Dated this 5th day of May, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Edwina Murphy
As Deputy Clerk

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Clifford M. Ables III, P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of Court's Office at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Se-
bring, Florida 33870-3701, tele-
phone (863) 773-4174, no later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding. 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.
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Play last week began with
Monday's 17-1 victory for the
Shockers over the Heat.
Jakaysha Lindsey led the
Shockers with a homer among
her three tallies. Kayla Nichols
and Megan Hartman each dou-
bled. Meagan Shivers, Ana
Galvez and Nichols were twin-
tally batters and Karlee Hen-
derson, Brooke Conley, Hart-
man, Breanna Godwin, Daniel-
le Smith and Abigail Vargas
touched home once each.
Angelica Montanez and Lind-
sey Cooper didn't get all the
way home.
For the Heat, Dana Terrell
doubled and singled. Holly
Hughes scored the lone run,
aided by the Terrell double.
Sarah Beth Albritton and
Marissa Chancey were left at
third base, Terrell at second and
Milli Jones and Peyton Hernan-
dez were also stranded. Not get-
ting home either were Arissa
Camael, Bridgett Whidden,
Carleigh Coleman, Tiffany
Owens, Makayla Deuberry and
Aundrea Pace.
On Tuesday night, the Blaze
upended the Shockers 9-3.
Leadoff batter Amber Reid
doubled and singled twice,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO:2007-CA-00730
UCN: 252007CA000730XXCICI
WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHIQUITA ROBINSON, AKA
CHIQUITA LANE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHIQUITA ROBIN-
SON, AKA CHIQUITA LANE;
JOHN DOE;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDG-
MENT OF FORECLOSURE
ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE,
I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SIT-
UATED IN HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS:

LOTS 46, 47, AND 48,
BLOCK 1 OF MT. ZION
ADDITION TO THE TOWN
OF BOWLING GREEN,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGH-
EST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR
CASH, AT 11:00AM ON May 28,
2008, AT, FLORIDA.

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.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A.
ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE
CLERK OF THE COURT NOT
LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING, AT

*IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-
8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT
INFORMATION LINE.

DATED: 4-8-08.


Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


putting a trio of tallies on'the
board for the Blaze. Alex
Ullrich also had three hits, but
came around to score twice.
Addison Aubry, Brittany Cool-
ey, Ashley Baker and Melanie
Harshburger each added a run.
Left on base were Lacey
Cumbee, Kimberly Derringer,
Courtney Taylor, Georgeann
Paris and Kaitlyn Shaw.
For the Shockers, Nichols
singled twice and came home
each time she got on base.
Hartman singled and scored.
Several other batters were
stranded.
The Thursday evening game
was a thriller, with the Racers
outlasting the Heat 10-9
Leadoff batter Gemi Saun-
ders was the only three-hit bat-
ter for the Racers. She scored
twice, as did Brooke Dixon and
Kaitlyn Thomas. Brooke Shel-
ton, Brookelyn Knight, Cacee
Keller and Ruth Erekson each
chipped in with a run. Carissa
Johnson, Hailey Andrews,
Atasha Johnston, Brea Farrer
and Amber Franks stopped
short of home plate.
Hughes, Terrell, Whidden,
Coleman, Owens and Jones
were each twin-hit batters for
the Heat. Albritton, Hughes,
Terrell, Whidden, Camel,
Chancey, Hernandez, Owens
and Jones each put a run on the
board.
In the week's finale on
Friday, the Blaze nipped the
Racers 3-1.
Derringer, Taylor and Paris
had two hits apiece for the
Blaze. Derringer, Reid and
Cooley came around to cross
home plate. Ullrich, Cumbee,
Farr, Baker and Shaw didn't
quite get home.
Saunders got on base to start
the batting .for the Racers. She
came home on a Thomas hit.
Thomas was stranded three
times, Johnson twice and
Knight, Keller and Erekson
were also left on base.





Weis To


Teach Art


Workshop

The Artist Group at South
Florida Community College
will offer the workshop "Paint-
ing with Acrylics" this summer
in Avon Park.
Instructor for the course is
Louise Weis.
The workshop will be held at
T.A.G. studios in the Hotel
Jacaranda, 5 E. Main St., in the
city's downtown.
Participants have the option
of painting with Weis or work-
ing on their own creations with
her help while learning differ-
ent techniques. Experimenta-
tion with a variety of tools will
be encouraged.
A small palette and canvas
paper will be provided; use of
brushes and paint can be shared
for the beginner. A supply list
will be given at registration.
This class will meet on
Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.
beginning June 4 and through
July 9. The cost is $80.
Register at any SFCC cam-
pus.


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ASSOCIATION, INC.; HOUSE-
HOLD FINANCE CORPORATION
IlI;-JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4-
30, 2008 entered in Civil Case No.
25-2007-CA-000628 of the Circuit
Court or the 10th Judicial Circuit
in and for HARDEE County,
WAUCHULA, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at THE NORTH FRONT
DOOR at the HARDEE County
Courthouse located at 417 WEST
MAIN STREET in WAUCHULA,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21"
day of May, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in
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The Outrageous Keith Deltano Live!


Attention Parents, Community, & Churches

May 22nd - Parent Workshop, Hardee Junior High School at 7:00 pm

Program begins at 7:00 pm and will last approximately 2 hours

To request more information
Call 773-4161, ext. 169 or ext. 170

All High School underclassmen and 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys will have
their own Keith Deltano Programs.
May 23 May 23
Hardee Senior High School Hardee Junior High School



HARDEE COUNTY STATISTICS ON
The Outrageous Keith Deltano Live! TEEN PREGNANCY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Dear Parents, * According to the 2006 Florida Youth Substance Abuse
Survey, Of the students surveyed in Hardee County, 55.5%
Hardee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and Drug have used alcohol at least once (45.1% among middle school,
Prevention Coalition has scheduled a Parent Workshop for 64.8% among high school). Nearly 20% of student surveyed
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Hardee Jr. reported binge drinking, defined as consuming five or more
High School auditorium. Keith Deltano, a former 6th grade
teacher at Jamestown Middle School, will be * 24.7% of high school students and 20.1% of middle school
presenting a program for parents on how to communicate students report using marijuana at least once. 15.2% of middle
with your child about serious issues school students report using inhalants on at least one
such as drugs, alcohol, smoking and sex. While his comic occasion. Lifetime prevalence of use for illicit drugs ranges
approach will make you laugh, he from a high of 7.9% for prescription pain relievers to a low of
also has some sound advice. TTPA will be holding a raf- 1.0% for heroin.
fle for the parents who attend. * In 2006, there were 36 births to teens under the age of 18 in
Items to be raffled off include: Hardee County. The Cost to Hardee County Tax Payers?
Items to be raffled off include: $740,000.000.
$740,000.000.
Four $50 Gas Cards
* In 2006, there were 95 births to teens mothers ages 15-19 in
Bring the ticket with you to the program on Thursday Hardee County. The Cost to Hardee County Tax Payers?
evening to be entered in the Raffle. You must be present $1,952,000.00.
to win.
* Teen mothers are 50% more likely to drop out of high school
If you have questions, please call the Hardee County and require public assistance, 24% have additional children
Health Department at 773-4161 ext 169 or 170. while still a teen and are 57% more likely to be a single parent.
* Teen fathers complete fewer years of school and earn $5,000
Please plan to come for a fun and informative night with less annually. 40% of the fathers of children born to teen
Keith Deltano. There's no time like the present to start mothers are age 20 or older. Only 20% of the fathers marry
helping our children make responsible choices, teen mothers of their first child.
* Children born to teen mothers are 50% more likely to be born
Below is your FREE RAFFLE TICKET. Please detach and at a low birth weight and 50% more likely to repeat a grade,
bring it with you to the program to be entered in our raffle perform much worse on standardize tests and are less likely to
for some wonderful prizes! graduate from high school.
,_____-_______ ^~~_---__-_ _ * Being born at a low birth weight increases the chances of
blindness, deafness, mental retardation, cerebral palsy and
Free Raffle Ticket- Must be Present to Win other disabilities.

Parent Name ______________ * Daughters of teen mothers are 22% more likely to become teen
mothers themselves. Sons of teen mothers are 13% more
Your Child's Name likely to end up in prison.


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Sources: 2006 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy,
www.teenpregnancy.org


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Poets Give Library


Their Best Lines


April not only is the month
for blooming flowers and sun-
shine, but also for budding
poets.
As part of National Poetry
Month, the Hardee County
Friends of the Library group
sponsored a poetry contest last
month. Local poets of all ages
entered some of their best work
in the competition, which
boasted the theme "Beauty of
Nature."
A ceremony took place on
April 29 at the Hardee County
Public Library in honor of the


winners of that poetry contest.
Winners and their families
were treated to refreshments
donated by Seacoast National
Bank and also received gift
cards sponsored by Mosaic.
Judges who had the difficult
task of choosing only a select
few from the many entries that
the library received were
Merilyn Strickland, Louanne
Trew and Debbie Keel.
There were four divisions,
one each for elementary, junior-
and senior-high school students
and one for adults.


Taking the top honors were
Kyle Hewett, Sierra White,
Alyssa Steger and E -,bie
Parker.
Second place went to
Priscilla Garcia, Mesqua Fields,
Jake Crews and Michelle
Shepard.
Third place finishers were
Zoey Whiteside and Karley
White in the tie of the youngest
contestants, Itzel Miranda and
Angelica Jackson in a junior-
high tie, Kerry Mushrush and
Savannah Faircloth in a senior-
high tie, and Roxanne Garcia
for the adults.


Winners from Hardee Senior High School were (from left) Jake Crews, second;
Savannah Faircloth, third; and Kerry Mushrush, third. Not pictured, Alyssa Steger, first.


Adults who also showed off their poetic talents included (from left) Michelle Shepard,
second, Debbie Parker (award accepted by her husband), first; and Roxanne Garcia,
third.


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Students from Hardee Junior High School who wrote about the beauty of nature
included (from left) Itzel Miranda, third; Mesqua Fields, second; and Sierra White, first.
Not pictured, Angelica Jackson, third.

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to
be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.
-Louis D. Brandeis


THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB

would like to thank the people of Hardee County
iv who helped with our J


Lions Day Fund Raiser
on April 26, 2008.


The Lions Club would like to recognize Pattie Detwiler
at the Quilter's Inn for the use of '-er facility to host
our past two events, and our Major Donors:

Mosaic - Flat screen TV - Winner Wally Ochoa
Cat's on Main - Vera Bradley Luggage -
Winner Ralton Albritton
Vindlolah Power - Lenovo laptop computer -
Winner Darlene Negley


Pictured are Ed Algreen Lions Club member ticket seller, Darlene Negley
Vandolah Power laptop winner, and Talmadge Albritton Lions Club President.
Additionally, a special thank you goes to all of the kind
individuals who donated prizes.


* Sears
* PhosChem Supply
* Wauchula State Bank
* Royals
* Burger King


* Sevigny & Timmerman Eyecare
* Rev. Brook and Sandy Larrison
* Java Cafe
* Coldwell Banker
* Austin Growers


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services.-,


BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAI1
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
Ist Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. - 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. - 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ................9...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...9:30 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............7.....7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................1:00 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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
..............................................6 :30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time..... 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
-'.:_ Rd.
Sunday Schogl .................. 10:00 a.m.
Englishg Ser ce................... 1:30 a.m.,
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .... ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
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. (Retarts Chapel)
773-:.,.-
.Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East - 773-3447
Pastor - James Bland
ISunday School ................9...9:45 a.m.
*Morning Worship ..........1...11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ....... ........6:30 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA


CHURCH OF JESUS CHRI
OF LATTER-DAY SAINT,
630 Hanchey Rd. - "73.353
Sacrament Meeting................9:0
Sunday School ....................10:0
Priesthood ............................11:0
* COMMUNITY LIGHTHOU
903 Summit St. - 735-8681
Sunday School ... ................ 0:0
Sunday Morning .........11:0
Sunday Night ......................6:0
Wednesday Night .................7:3

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion ....................7:0
Jueves Servicio ....................7:3
Viernes Servicio ...................7:3
Domingo Servicio................ 10:3

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. - 773
Sunday School ..................10:0
Morning Service ................11:3
Evening Service..................7:3(
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:3
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:3

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2101
Sunday School ...................10:0
Sunday Worship .............. ...11:
Sunday Worship ....................6:0
Wednesday Supper ................6:1
Wed. Youth Fellowship.........6:
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:0
FAITH TElMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Praise & Worship,............... 10:0
Evening Service ..........6:0
Wednesday Night Service......7:01

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. - 773-41
Sunday School ....................9:4
Morning Worship ...............11:0
Evening Worship .................6:0
Family Night Supper .............5:0
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:C
M& M Kids's Klub................6:0
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5
IMPACT (Jr. High)................6:2
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).......................6:3
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. - 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:4
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:0
Predicacion .......................... 1:3
Estudio Biblic, Miercoles......7:3
FIRST CIIRISTIAN CHUR
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:3(
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:3
Worship Service .................10:4
WEDNESDAY:
D inner.................................... :3
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:0
Jam Team....................6:30-7:1.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7 :15-8:0
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:0(
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:0(
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ..................10:C
M morning Service .................. i I:
Evening Worship ..................6:0
Wednesday Prayer ................7:0
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King A
773-6556
Sunday School ....................9:2
Morning Service .................11:1
Evening Worship ..................6:(
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ....... ... ....... 6:
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:1
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. - 773-4
Sunday School .... ............. 9:4
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11 :
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:
Tuesday Bible Study............10:(
Wednesday Activities ............6:

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEM
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Aven
773-9386.
Sunday School ...................9:(
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:.
Evening Worship ..................6:1
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:1
Wed. Family Ministries .......7:1
THE GOSPEL TABERNA<
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. - 773-
Morning Service..................10:'
Evening Worship ...............6:1
Wednesday Service................7:4
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. - 767-6S
Coffee & Donuts....................9:
Sunday School ......................9:
W orship................................10:
Wed. Night Dinner .........6:(
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:04


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA t
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton Road
767-1010


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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 Evening ..............7:30 p.m.


U . LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL ,
0 p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
0 p.m. 3102 Heard Bridge Road - 773-6622
0 p.m. Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
30 a.m. Morning Service .... ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
D Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
-3470 113 N. 7th Ave. i
)0 a.m. Sunday Service........ ...... 11:00 a.m.
30 a .m.
0 p .. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
0 p.m. 1999 State Road 64 East
0 p.m. Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...........11:00 a.m.
N Church Training .... .............5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................. 6:30 p.m.
5 Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.'
0 a.m:
DO a.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
0 p.m. 10 Martin Luther King Ave.
5 p.m. 767-0023
S0 p.m. Mornm. Worship ......................(Ist & 3r
)0 p.m. Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
H Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
0 a.m. Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
0 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
)0 p.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. - 773-6947
H Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
82 Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
45 am. - Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
10 a.m. Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
10 p.m. Wednesday Prayer .....'...........7:00 p.m.
00p.m.
00 p.m OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
10 p.m 4350 W. Main St. - 735-0321
5) Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
20 p.m Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
H CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road - 773-2858
5 a.m. & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
0 a.m. 2" & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
30 a.m. a.m.
0 a.m. Bible Study ..........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
CH ' *"
9243 PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CIHRCH
149 Manley Road - East Main - 773-
O a.m. 5814
0 a.m. Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
5 a.m. Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
0 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Ilwy 17
:Morning Service ................ 10:30 a.m.
0 p.m. 'Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
0 p.m. SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
0 p.m. 1321 S.R. 636 East - 773-3344
0 p.m Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
00 a.m. Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
00 p.m. SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
00 p.m. 1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.
Ave. Evening Service .... .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
30 a.m.
00 a.m. ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
00 p.m. 204 N. 9TH Ave. - 773-6418
Sunday Service.............10:00 a.m.
00 p.m.
00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road - 773-4089
H Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
267 (Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
45 a.m. Sunday (Spanish) ..............7...7:00 a.m.
00 a.m. (English) ..............8...8:30 a.m.
00 p.m (Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
00 a.m. (Creole)....................1:00 p.m.
00 p.m. Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

IBLY SECOND CHANCE BIBLE
CHURCH
ue 1511 US Hwy 17 N. - 873-1148
Sunday School .................9...9:15 a.m.
00 a.m. Morning Worship ..........1...10:30 a.m.
45 a.m. Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
00 p.m. SBC Affiliation
00 p.m.
00 p.m. SEVENTH DAY
SLE ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. - 773-9927
3753 Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
00 a.m. Morning Worship .............1... 1:00 a.m.
00 p.m. Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
00 p.m. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
S505O S. 10th Ave. - 773-4368
H0 Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
00 Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
30 a.m Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
30 a.m. Wednesday PraXer ................7:00 p.m.
00 p.m. SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
0 p.m. 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.
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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.
! WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
\ WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church................................ 10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ............7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ..... ............ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .... ............7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ....... ............. 0:00 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
iSunday Service.................. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .........:........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ................................ 0:00 a.m .

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church - 735-0871 Pastor - 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....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 ..............1...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....... 1:00 a.m.
Evening....... ....... ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6...6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
.............................................. 7 :00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ........... ........... 6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
'Sunday School. ............ 9:45.a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South - 735-0636
Sunday School .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.
SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane - 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones.......................1... 0:00a.m.
Doctrina........................... 11:30.a.m.
SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m ,
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.:

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




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in Las Vegas and said, "I've
lost everything - my money,
my house, and my car."
But he smiled and added, "I
haven't lost my good luck
charm."
But it's better to have the
Lord than luck.
There was a young man
who lost his family and his
home. He was sold into slav-
ery.
But the Bible says, "The
Lord was with Joseph."
He enabled him to meet his
adversities gracefully, to share
his talents generously, to for-
give- his foes gladly, and to
overcome his obstacles grate-
fully.
"The Lord made all that he
did to prosper."
Is the Lord with you?


There's an old saying that "no mountain was ever
conquered with (eat as the guide". Fear is a feeling that can
paralyze us and keep us from action. How can we conquer
lear?
God asure.t us throughout the Bible that He is a refuge
from our fears. In Isaiah 41:13 we read. "For I am the Lord.
... A,. - l ld o fPht h ndUa nd a-tof ou


do not fear: I will help yon." With faith in Him we can
overcome fear. Faith helps us go forward. encouraged by the
cirttiftry that the will of God prevails.
God is waiting to welcome us at His House this week. In His
sanctuary. fear fades into oblivion and we discover that with
God beside us no mountain is ever too high,


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Braves Still Lead Dixie Boys E


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Pocketing a pair of wins last
week, the Braves continue to
lead the Iixie Boys division.
At the end of the week, the
Florida Fertilizer Braves re-
mained unbeaten, but barely.
Behind them are the Torrey
Oaks Rangers and the BJD Ex-
cavating Refd Sox.
The Braves nipped the Rang-
ers 9-8 in last Monday's game.
Vince Grimsley homered Tind
singled, scoring twice for the
Braves. Wintz Terrell doubled
twice and Carter Lambert and
Dalton Rabon each also dou-
bled. Rabon was the only three-
hit batter. Adding a run each
were Lambert, Justin Knight,
Rabon, Justin Forrester and
Tyler Cloud. Dylan Farr, Sid
Crews and John Chason didn't


get home.
The Rangers spread their runs
over six of the seven innings.
Dalton Hewett was a four-hit
batter. Michael Grace doubled.
Deonte Evans came around to
cross home plate three times.
Matthew Grace, Dalton Hewett,
Steve Hodges, Will Bennett and
Timothy Steedley each chipped
in with a run. Justin Dickey,
Tanner Gough, Tyler Dyal,
Chris Tomlinson and Jeremy
Rowe were stranded.
On Tuesday evening, the
Braves beat the Red Sox 13-3.
Terrell tripled and Lambert,
Grimsley and Farr each doubled
for the Braves. Grimsley circled
the bases four times. Lambert,
Knight and Terrell were twin-
tally batters and Farr, Chason
and Forrester added a run each.
Murrell Winter. Garrett


Mimbs and Julian Varela each
scored a run for the Red Sox
aided by hits by Kaleb Bryan.
and Ramiro Briones. Others
contributing were Jacob Alt-.
man, Daniel Miller, Dustin
Scheel, Julian Rodriguez, Der-
rick Sambrano and Campbel
Aubry.
In the week's final game, on
Thursday, the Red Sox ran past
the Rangers 8-4.
Aubry doubled for the Red
Sox. Joining him in scoring a
run each were Winter, Mimbs,,
Rodriguez, Sambrano, Bryant,
Scheel and Dallas Juarez.
Dyal and Steedley each dou-
bled for the: Rangers. Evans,
Bennett, Grace and Dyal were
the only batters to get all the
way to home plate.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Fielding for the Florida Fertilizer Braves are (front, from left) Sid Crews, Wintz Terrell,
Justin Forrester, Dalton Rabon and John Chason; (middle row) Dylan Farr, Carter
Lambert, Vince Grimsley, Justin Knight and Dawson Crawford; (back) coaches Keith
Farr, Dane Terrell, Brian Knight and Van Crawford; missing is Tyler Cloud.


Running the bases for the BJD Excavating Red Sox are (first row, from left), Derrick
Sambrano, Jake Altman, Campbel Aubry, Daniel Miller, Dallas Juarez, Ramiro Briones
and Dustin Scheel; (second row) Justin Rickett, Kaleb Bryant, Garrett Mimbs, Julian
Rodriguez, Julian Varela, Murrell Winter and assistant coach Austin Helms; missing is
coach Michael Mahoney.


When comedian Ben Turpin
was mentioned in a trade
journal in 1909, he became
the first American film actor
to have his name published.

Chemist John Walker made
the striking discovery that
when a stick coated in potassi-
um chlorate and antimony
sulfide was brushed across
stone, it created a flame.


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Taking a turn for the Torrey Oaks Rangers are (front row, from left), ballboy Cody
Knight, Dalton Hewett, Timothy Steedley, Will Bennett, Deonte Evans, Justin Dickey and
Chris Tomlinson; (middle row) Tanner Gough, Matthew Grace, Jeremy Rowe, Michael
Grace, Tyler Dyal and Steve Hodges; (back row) coaches Tommy Taylor, Bobby Bennett
and Kenny Grace.


Blueberry Fest
Set May 16
In Bartow
Friday Fest will become
"Blueberry Fest" on Friday,
May 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. along
East Main Street and Central
Avenue in downtown Bartow.
Bartow's Clear Springs is
sponsoring this rhonth's event
which will feature live music by
"Band Haven", and they will
provide blueberry samples fro
i the community to taste and
enjoy. Ms. Linda Hughes' fifth
grade class at Bartow Elemen-
tary Academy will also share
experiences from a blueberry
growing project they have
worked on over the last year.
Also back this month is the
popular water slide for kids, as
well as the usual food and
drinks which are available for
purchase. Friday Fest is held on
the third Friday of every month
and 'is hosted by Bartow's
Community Redevelopment
Agency, the City of Bartow,
Main Street Bartow, Inc. and
the Polk County Democrat. For
,more information, call 863-
519-0508.


ABOUT...
School News
The Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
SPhotos and. write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


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volunteer hours, materials, supplies,
treats for our students and staff.
Thank you for painting the front of
the office to make it attractive and
welcoming to our parents, staff, and
students.
Thank you for the outstanding meals
for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Bowling Green Elementary School is
proud to be partners with Mosaic!


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4C The Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2008


CF Had Busy, Safe Year Mining Phosphate In Hardee


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A group from the Charlotte
Harbor National Estuary Pro-
gram (CHNEP) toured the CF
phosphate mining operation in
northwestern Hardee County
earlier this year.
The tour was part of a
CHNEP citizens advisory com-
mittee co-chaired by Kayton
Nedza.
CF in 2006 paid $1.878 mil-
lion in property taxes in Hardee
County paid $6.39 million to
the state in severance taxes,
paid $360,213 in sales taxes,
and has 696 employees, with
125 living in Hardee County
plus an average of 31 contract
workers living in Hardee.
CF has 24,406 acres for the
Hardee Mine Complex. CF paid
$15.47 million in total wages in
Hardee in 2006 and produced
3.8 million tons of phosphate
rock in the county. CF made 2
million tons of fertilizer
(DAP/MAP) at its facilities in
Polk County.
Nedza shared a recent letter
from David Hobbie of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers stat-
ing the crops would not comply
with a CHNEP request to do a
cumulative impact study for all
types of development - agri-


Randy Gilliard operates dragline for CF.


cultural, mining and residential
- in the Peace and Myakka
River Basins, which include
Polk, Manatee, Hardee,
Sarasota, DeSoto, Highlands
and Charlotte counties.
"The request is overly broad .
. the concerns are best
addressed by other city, county


Nick Katzaras, general manager, CF Hardee Phosphate
Complex.


and state planning agencies that
have direct control over land
use planning within designated
areas," wrote Hobbie, chief,
regulatory division, Jackson-
ville District.
The January letter was writ-
ten to Lisa Beever, director of
CHNEP.
CF's Richard Ghent said the
company provides about 23
percent of the U.S. nitrogen
market and 17 percent of the
U.S. fertilizer market and is
based in Deerfield, Ill.
CF in 2005 became a publicly
traded company on the New
York Stock Exchange. CF was
founded in 1946 as Central
Farmers and is one of the
nation's largest producers of
nitrogen and phosphate fertiliz-
ers.
Ghent said land available to
agriculture in the U.S. is declin-
ing and that Florida historically
has provided 75 percent of the
nation's and 25 percent of the
world's phosphate supply.
He noted there is strong glob-
al growth of biofuels and that
CF recently achieved 26.
months of all facilities without
a lost time.incident.
Ghent said water use per ton
of fertilizer produced has
dropped from 3,400 gallons a
ton in 1977 to 1,600 gallons a
ton in 2007.


The newly created Doe Branch which will replace the old Doe Branch when it is mined.


He explained CF's proposed
Aquifer Recharge and Recov-
ery Project (ARRP) that the
company is working on at the
request of the Hardee County
Commission.
The goal is to store, treat and
recharge 2 to 4 million gallons
of water per day into the
Floridan Aquifer. This would
use a 400-acre reservoir, 260
acres of wetlands and a 10-acre
deep sand filtration basin. UV
treatment would be added if
necessary.
Ghent said the water must


meeting drinking water stan-
dards for two years prior to
being pumped into the Floridan
Aquifer. Approval would be
needed from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection which would moni-
tor the project.
The ARRP would affect the
flow of Peace River by an esti-
mated 0.18 percent, said Ghent.
The project is scheduled to
come online in 2011. After CF
mining, which began here in
1978, is completed, the project
would be operated by the


Southwest Florida Water
Management District, said
Ghent.
Billy Doyle Rogers told the
group that the CF dragline gen-
erally removes about 15 feet of
overburden and then scoops up
about 15 feet of matrix (sand,
clay and phosphate). The matrix
is hit with water to form a slur-
ry which is sent by pipe to CF's
benefiation plant to separate the
phosphate from the sand and
clay.
The dragline weighs 7 million
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Pictures of dragline digging overburden and matrix.


CF HAD
Continued From 4C
pounds and is all electric. It was
built in the early 1980s and then
mothballed for 12 years when
phosphate prices were low.
CF has two draglines, one
with a 55-cubic-yard bucket
and the other with a 45-cubic-
yard bucket.
The larger dragline has a 310-
foot boom and has four 1,025-
HP drag motors, four 1,025-HP
hoist motors, four 650-HP
swing motors, and four 375-HP
propel motors.
CF's John Kieffer showed the
group a small stream he is cre-
ating to become Doe Branch
which will drain 2 1/2 to 3
square miles of watershed. The
branch will drain into Payne
Creek which goes to Peace
River.
On. Dec. 12, 2007, CF hosted
a group of Hardee County offi-
cials, including county commis-
sioners, planning board mem-
bers and the county mining
department.
The group was welcomed by
CF's Nick Katzaras, general
manager of the Hardee Phos-
phate Complex..
He said CF in 2007 mined
about 3.3 million tons of phos-
phate and in 2007 plans to nine
S3.6 to 3.7 million tont.. The
company recently completed
1.2 million safe manhours.
* Katzaras said CF owns about
25,000 acres in Hardee County


Charlotte County environmental
opposes most mining.


and is hoping to buy 800 acres
south of the existing mine.
CF is mining about 350 to
500 acres a year, he said.
Katzaras described the pro-
posed Aquifer Recharge and
Storage Project which will
pump 2 to 4 million gallons of
treated and filtered water into,
the Floridan Aquifer at a depth
of 800 to 1,000 feet.
After the tour CF served a
steak luncheon to those who
attended.


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the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time,
and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not with-
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
May 11, David Martin Ochoa, 21, of 284 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with lar-
ceny.
May 11, a business burglary on Fish Branch Road, a fight on
Will Duke Road and thefts on South Eighth Avenue and on U.S.
17 North were reported.

May 10, Lazaro Mendoza-Lopez, 29, of 421 Hancock Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Steven
McKinney and charged with DUI, refusal to submit to DUI testing
and no valid license.
May 10, a vehicle stolen at D# Farms, a robbery at the Hideout
Bar, a fight on Clifton Bryan Road and a theft on SR 62 were
reported.

May 9, Darrell Lee Small, 36, of 1259 Autumn St., Port
Charlotte, was arrested by Detention Dep. Derrick Hartline on a
charge of withholding support of children.
May 9, residential burglaries on East Broward Street and on
Chamberlain Boulevard, and a theft on U.S. 27 North were report-
ed.

May 8, Annette Smith, 54, of 4044 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with two
counts dealing in stolen property, trespassing on property not a
structure or conveyance and larceny - petit theft.
May 8, Robin Lee Scolaro, 46, of 414 Magnolia St.,
Wauchula,, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and Dep. Eric
Harrison and charged with battery, and committing an unnatural
and lascivious act.
May 8, Isidro Villanueva Lopez, 22, of 337 Rainey Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
May 8, Juan D. Perez, 46, of Southern Oaks, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Papuline Bissette and charged with failure to
leave property upon request.
May 8, a residential burglary on Reynolds Road, criminal mis-
chief on Solomon Road and a theft on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

May 7, a theft on Osprey Lane was reported.

May 6, Jose Luis Navarro, 19, of 1324 Tangelo Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery.
May 6, Marcelo Macias, 51, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with trespassing on
property not a structure or conveyance and resisting an officer
without violence.
May 6, a residential burglary on Sally Place, fights on South



CITY OF WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA CEMETERY
The City of Wauchula would like to give lot own-
ers the opportunity to remove any item that vio-
lates the rules and regulations of the cemetery.
The City of Wauchula will begin removing items
that are in violation June 1',. 2008' If you have
-anyquestions regarding the rule please feel
free to call City Hall at (863) 773-3131. 5:8-29c



PUBLIC NOTICE
OF WORKSHOP
HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Workshop May 22, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. to
discuss Farm Worker Housing.
The Workshop will be held in the County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida.
For more information, please call 863/773-9430.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight
(48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and
be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the members, with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 5s-i5c





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Road and two locations on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, crimi-
nal mischief on Peterson Street, McEwen Road and U.S. 17 South,
and thefts on Fussell Road and on CR 663 were reported.

May 5, Felipe Cleto, 45, of Wauchula, was arrested by FHP
Tpr. Steven McKinney and charged with two counts DUI, with
property damage, hit-and-run - leaving the scene of a crash
involving damages, no valid license and fraud-giving a false ID to
a law enforcement officer.
May 5, Patricia Martinez, 24, of 3152 Jack Jones Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
battery.
May 5, a fight on Sally Place and thefts on Mineral Branch
Road, Maxwell Drive and Rich Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
May 11, Heather Pavolini, 19, of 979 Steve Roberts Special,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with
making false 911 calls.
May 11, Ermitanio Tamio-Perez, 34, of 520 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, and Margarita Dominguez, 24, General Delivery,
Wauchula, were arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and each charged
with disorderly intoxication.
May 11, a theft on North Eighth Avenue was reported.

May 10, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

May 8, Marco Huerta-Casillas, 20, of 828 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on a charge of resist-
ing an officer without violence. He was detained on charged of
contempt of court and violation of probation,

May 7, Julian Venegas Montoya, 30, of 1123 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with two
counts grand larceny, forgery by altering public record certifica-
tion, fraud-illegally using credit cards to obtain goods, and a traffic
violation.

May 5, a fight at U.S. 17 and Bay Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
May 11, Ramon Mendez Avila, 45, of Bowling Green, was
arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with aggravated
battery using a deadly weapon.

May 10, Bernabe Gallardo, 24, of 4324 E. Central Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged
with battery.
May 9, a theft on Church Avenue was reported.

May 8, a residential burglary on East Jones Street was report-
ed.

May 7, Edgar Varela Hernandez, 29, of 432 Lynn St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with bat-
tery, resisting an officer without violence and fraud-giving a false
ID to a law enforcement officer.
May 7, criminal mischief on Mason-Dixon Drive was report-
ed.

May 6, Henry Gordon Warren, 45, of 220 Brown Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with
battery and contempt of court - violation of a domestic violence
injunction for protection.

May 5, Corey Deshawn Fowler, 25, of 4263 Dixianna Drive,
Bowling Green, and Ashley Danielle Timmons, 20, of 3540 U.S.
17 North, Bowling Green, were arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold.-
Fowler was charged with battery and with kidnapping an incompe-
tent adult/interfering with custody. Timmons was charged with
accessory after the fact.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, June 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board
Room, Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida
to adopt
Ordinance No. 2008-01
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
adopted 06/20/02 as Ordinance No. 2002-20; amending the text of Goal
L1 of the Future Land Use Element by establishing Policy L1.5.2, Rural
Village Future Land Use Map category; providing for the
locational characteristics, gross density minimums and maximums and
non-residential intensity minimums and maximums; providing for
severability, for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for an effective
date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-02
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of
609+/-acres from Agriculture to Rural Center Future Land Use
District; providing for implementation of Objective L2 and Policy L9.1
the Future Land Use Element; providing for assurance of
implementation of Policy E1.1, Policy E1.2 and Policy E1.3 to attain
Goal E1, Goal E3 and goal L1 and to attain Objective L5 to assure
Policy L1.1, providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-03
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map to expand the Rural Center Future Land Use Map
Designation and to change 96+/-acres from Agriculture to Rural
Center Future Land Use District; providing for assurance of
implementation of Policy E1.1, Policy E1.2 and Policy E1.3 to attain
Goal E1, goal E3, and Goal L1 and to attain Objective L5 to assure
Policy L1.1; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-04
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
adopted 06120102, as Ordinance No. 2002-20, as amended; amending
the text of Goal L1 of the Future Land Use Element by establishing
Policy L1.5.1, Residential Low Future Land Use Map Cate-
gory; providing for the locational characteristics and gross density
minimums and maximums; providing for severability; for repeal of
conflicting ordinances; and for an effective date.


May 5, Jaudo Garcia Hernandez, 24, of Grace Mobile Home
Park Drive, Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold
and charged with two counts of battery.
May 5, a theft on Dixiana Drive was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
May 10, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

May 6, a theft on Hickory Street was reported.




2 Groves To Reduce

Groundwater Pumping


Two Southwest Florida Water
Management District projects
will help two Hardee County
citrus groves reduce groundwa-
ter pumping.
The first project involves
installing two soil moisture sen-
sors and a weather station at
Groves of Peace River Inc., and
the second project involves
installing four soil moisture
sensors and two weather sta-
tions at Las Lomas Holdings
Inc.
Soil moisture sensors in-
crease irrigation efficiency by
only irrigating when water is
needed. Weather stations helps
farmers irrigate more precisely,
based on weather conditions.
For example, during frost-
freeze events the farmer has
exact data for the area and can
turn on the pumps at the appro-
priate time instead of pumping.
all night.
According to Groves of
Peace River water-use permit,
the 444-acre citrus grove is per-
mitted to use an average of
589,700 gallons per day (gpd)
for irrigation. This project is
expected to reduce pumping by
at least five percent, which
would be 29,500 gpd.
This project is expected to
cost $25,000, of which up to
$12,500 will be funded by the
district's Governing Board, the
district's Peace River Basin
Board and state appropriations.
The remaining will be paid by
the farm.
According to the Las Lomas
Holdings water-use permit, the


1,170-acre citrus grove is per-
mitted to use an average of
910,300 gallons per day for irri-
gation. This project is expected
to reduce pumping by at least
five percent, which would be
45,500 gpd.
This project is expected to
cost $40,000, of which up to
$20,000 will be funded by the
district's Governing Board, the
district's Peace River Basin
Board and state appropriations.
The remaining will be paid by
the farm.
These projects are part of the
district's Facilitating Agricul-
tural Resource Management
Systems (F.A.R.M.S.) program,
which is a cost-share reim-
bursement program that con-
serves water and protects water
quality.
"While both of these projects
are on the smaller scale, they
illustrate how the savings can
add up when everyone makes
an effort to conserve," said
William Orendorff, the district's
F.A.R.M.S. program manager.
"The same technology and best
management practices that the
larger operations use to con-
serve water can be used at the
smaller operations as well."
The F.A.R.M.S. Program is
jointly funded by state appro-
priations, the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture & Con-
sumer Services and the district's
governing and basin boards.
The F.A.R.M.S. program is
expected to reduce groundwater
pumping by 40 million gallons
per day by 2025.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, JUNE 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board
Room, Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida
to authorize transmittal to DCA and Review Agencies:

Ordinance No. 2008-09
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future
Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 134.07+1-
acres from Agriculture to Highway Mixed Use Future Land
Use District: providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-10
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future
Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 366+/-
acres from Agricultureto Residential Mixed Use Future Land
Use District; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-13
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to
include a 10-Year Water Supply Plan in the Sanitary Sewer,
Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water, and Natural
Groundwater Recharge Element and Conservation
Element; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-14
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to
provide for a variance to Policy L1.12 and Policy C2.4 to permit a
setback of less than 500 ft, providing for severability; for repeal of
conflicting ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-15
An Ordinance of the County Commission of Hardee County, Florida,
Approving the "Hardee County-Evaluation and Appraisal
Report"
and Authorizing Transmittal of Same to the Department of Community
Affairs and Review Agencies in Accordance with the Procedures Set
Forth in Chapter 163, FLORIDA STATUTES; Providing for an Effective
Date, and for Other Purposes.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two working days prior to the public hearing. .
4
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these
Ordinances are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the
Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9th Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In
rendering its decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is
relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to
ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter. 5:8,15c


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This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these
Ordinances are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning and
Development Department, 110 South 9"h Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. All
interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its
decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to
ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter.
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 5:8,15c







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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Juan Coronado Jr., 27, Wau-
.chula, and Kimberly Wynette
Smith, 25, Wauchula.
Ivan Ray Eures, 29, Bowling
Green, and Megan Marie
Leighton, 21,'Bowling Green.
Wayland David Paulk, 45,
Zolfo Springs, and Regina
Lorraine Crowson, 43, Zolto
Springs.
James Madison Hall, 35,
Zolfo Springs, and Elizabeth
Ann Darty, 22, Bowling Green.
Juan Pablo Zamora-Albor,
27, Arcadia, and Maribeliz
Freytes, 37, Arcadia.
Nathan Lee Howard, 37, Fort
Meade, and Anita Joann Cart-
wright, 34, Fort Meade.
Elias Peres Gonzalez, 22,
Zolfo Springs, and Raquel
Menendez, 21, Zolfo Springs.
Martin Morales Jr., 30, Wau-'
chula, and Amanda Dawn
Kersey, 20, Wauchula.
Alejandro Tinoco Galvan,
Wauchula, and Laura E. Ruiz
Oliva', 22, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Arrow Financial Services
LLC vs. Robert Navarro, judg-
ment.
Gregory Spears vs. Aramah
Correctional Services LLC,
complaint dismissed.
Nationwide Mutual Insur-
ance Co. a/s/o Lee Frey vs.
Kenneth Richardson and Daniel
Richardson, default judgment.
Midland Financing LLC vs.
Thomas A. Pritchard and
Memoriee A. Pritchard, agreed
final judgment.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Robert G. Martin, judgment.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Jackie C. Garlit, judgment.
Credit Acceptance Corp. vs.
Katonya L. Cook, default judg-
ment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:


Akm Rahman, battery, pro-
bation one year, no contact with
victim, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$667 fine and court costs, $45
investigative costs, 60 hours
community service.
Alexis Brianna Dubose, re-
'tail theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, stay out
of store, no contact with co-
defendants, $315 fine and court'
costs, $50 investigative costs,
20 hour community service.
Mauricio Castro, disorderly
intoxication, estreated bond.
Christopher Lee Delatorre,
domestic battery, transferred to
pre-trial diversionary program.
Marisol Estrada, retail theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, stay in school,
$315 fine and court costs, $150
investigative costs, 20 hours
community service.
Joseph Glenn Johnson, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, standard drug
offense conditions, no alcohol
or bars, $315 fine and court
costs.
Elizabeth Purser, retail theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, stay out of
store, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs, 20
hours community service.
Walter Gomez Sales, giving
a false ID to a law enforcement
officer, 15 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
fines and court costs assessed in
traffic sentence.
Kayla Smith, battery, trans-
ferred to pre-trial diversionary
program.
Rhonda Shoop, retail theft,.
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, stay out of
store, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative coasts, 20
hours community service.
Christopher Froelich, loiter-
ing/prowling, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs.
Bradley Chad Nord, battery
and criminal mischief, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation six
months, $667 fine and court
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costs, $40 public defender fee,
20 hours community service.
Aaron Casey Raulerson, pos-
session of alcohol under-21 and
disorderly intoxication, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation six
months, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, random
screens,. $315 fine and court
costs.
Rogelio Cruz Santos, domes-
tic battery, 47 days in jail CTS,
$667 fine and court costs.
Joshua Schaffer, possession
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, 12 months proba-
tion, random drug screens, no
alcohol or bars, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, $315
fine and court costs.
Casey James Simmons,
domestic battery - amended to
battery, probation six months,
12-week batters class, random
drug screens, $667 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee.
,Sheena Collen Grizzard, dis-
orderly conduct, 15 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Ramon Salazar Jr., violation
of probation (original charge
violation of a domestic violence
injunction for protection), pro-
bation revoked, four nionths
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Kevin Guzman Cruz, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), had valid Mexican
license, dismissed.
Maria Meliquiades Leon,
DWLS, produced valid Mexi-
can license, dismissed.
Jauquin Salgado, DWLS,
had valid license, adjudication
withheld, probation six months,
$185 court costs.
Gerardo DeSantiago, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court.costs, $40 public
defender fee.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Mauricio A. Jaimes vs. Rosa
:B. Jaimes, petition for injunc-.
tion for protection.
Diana B. Gonzalez vs. Rosa
B. Jaimes, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Carlos f-Bnitez-Jimenez and
Jacqueline Jaimes (Benitez),
divorce.
Gregg Achord Spivey vs.
Pauline G. Olson-Griffin, peti-
tion to clear property.title.
Diana Vasquez vs. Isidro A.
Santiago-Rojas, petition for'
injunction for protection.
Laurencio Vasquez-Hernan-
dez vs. Isidro A. Santiago-Ro-
jas, petition for injunction forl
protection.
Daisy Faircloth vs. Robert
Preston Evans, petition for
injunction for protection.
Rosa Santos and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Debbie Jaramillo, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Charles Styer and Rachel
Styer, divorce.
Rose M. Pogue vs. Vicki


Adcox, petition for injunction
for protection.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Spain Transport Inc., petition to
return property.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Joanna Louise Spain, petition
for return of property.
Rosalind Viall o/b/o minor
child vs. Amy Hines, petition
for injunction for protection.
Heather Dawn Kersey
Brantley and Joshua Garrett
Brantley, petition for injunction
for protection.
Spencer White vs. Vicky
Owens and Christopher Owens,
petition to enforce settlement
agreement.
Isaac Maldonado and
Jennifer Dorena Maldonado,
divorce.
Dennis Grantham and Diane
Grantham, divorce.
Allen Clyde Richard and
Priscilla Richard, divorce.
Kayla Danielle Miller vs.
Corey Deshawn Fowler, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Citigroup Global Markets
Corp. vs. John Roxborough and
Marlene Cheryl Rosborough,
petition to foreclose mortgage.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Avelo Mortgage LLC vs.
Vernon R. Greene and Colette
Greene et al, judgment aof mort-
gage foreclosure.
Capital One Bank vs. Sandra
R. Velasquez, dismissal of Sept.
4, 2007 vacated.
Melissa A. Albritton and
Larry H. Albritton, divorce.
Amanda Gibson and Daniel
Gibson, divorce.
US Bank National Assoc-
iation as trustee vs. David C. Sr.
and Lorraine Cruz, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
US Bank National Associ-
ation as trustee vs. Ashley
Svendsen and Justin Svendsen'
et al, judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.
Nicolasa Navarro vs. Carlos
Aleman, injunction for protec-
, tion.
US Bank National Associ-
ation as trustee vs. Felix M.
Viera et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Danielle Marie Thomas vs.
Filiberto. Arriaga Soto, injunc-
tion for protection.
Sara Geanne Fischer and
DOR vs. Christopher James
Selph, voluntary dismissal.
Shaun Tamara Jean Mitchell
and DOR vs. Marcus Allen
Carter, child support order.
Donna Hunt vs. Ralph Hunt,
modified injunction for protec-
tion.
Justin Griffin and Carrie
Griffin, divorce.


Amanda Johnson o/b/o
minor child vs. Richard Hines
Jr., injunction for protection.
City of Wauchula vs. Daniel
and Alicia Torres et al, judg-
ment of foreclosure on code
enforcement liens.
B. Hugh Bradley, Clerk of
Courts vs. Terry L. Lance et al,
disbursal of tax sale funds.
American General Home
Equity Inc. vs. Charles F.
Walker et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Citifinancial Equity Services
Inc. vs. Rodney Poucher, Vickie
Poucher et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Zelda-L. Daniels and Chris
N. Daniels, divorce.

- The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Rafael Maldonado Basilio,
aggravated assault with a dead-
ly weapon, aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon and kid-
napping, not prosecuted.
Javier Lopez Hernandez, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge burglary of structure),
probation revoked, nine months
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Eugene Lonnie Johnson, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge felony driving while
license suspended), probation,
new probation term to complete
conditions.
Daniel Juarez, violation of
probation (original charges pos-
session of methamphetamine
and felony driving while license
suspended), probation revoked,
180 days CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Claudia Estella Mancillas,
two counts possession of meth-
amphetamine, possession of
methamphetamine with intent
to sell, possession of marijuana,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and resisting arrest without
violence, one year one day
Florida State Prison, license
suspended two years, $815 fine
and court costs placed on lien.
Jacob Lee Mckaser, grand.
theft auto and burglary of a
structure, probation two years,
$495 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $150 resti-
tution, 75 hours community ser-
vice.
Sue Ann Rimes, possession
of a prescription drug without a
prescription and possession of


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, Hardee County, 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


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 0�31'41" 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 0025'29" 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


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alprazolam, estreated bond.
Cecilio Rios, possession of
cocaine and possession 9f drug
paraphernalia, transferred to
drug pre-trial diversionary pro-
gram.
Ponciano Rosalio Rios, lar-
ceny - theft of more than $300
and less than $5,000, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
court.
Rosa M. Gonzalez, traffick-
ing in marijuana, delivery of
drug paraphernalia, manufac-
ture of marijuana and tres-
pass/larceny in relation to a util-
ity, not prosecuted.
Brandelis Guerrero, traffick-
ing in marijuana, delivery of
drug paraphernalia, manufac-
ture of marijuana and tres-
pass/larceny in relation to a util-
ity, not:prosecuted.
Wendell Andre Parker, pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of a
school or church, three years
Florida State Prison, license
suspended two years, $495 fine
and court costs placed on lien.
Joe Hernandez, resisting an
officer without violence, do-
mestic battery and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
- amended to lesser simple
assault, found guilty on first
charge, adjudication withheld
on other charges, probation one
year, anger management class,
alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, $672 fine and court
costs.
David M. Ochoa, burglary of
structure, grand theft auto and
trespass, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, $495 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $100 court-
appointed attorney fee, 100
hours community service.
Luis Miguel Urioso, criminal
mischief, adjudication with-
held, probation 18 months, war-
rantless search and seizure, no
contact with victim, $495 fine
and court costs, restitution to be
set.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Carolee Webb to Jerrod M.
'and Ashley E. Martin,
$139,000.
Santiago Jose Chavez to
George Franklin Bowen,
$40,000.








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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2008


GreetingsTrom Fort Green.
It is already, hot. Can you
imagine how August will feel
and, we as well as you need
rain. My grass practically
crunches when I walk on it. I
don't water the grass because
other flowers, fruit trees, etc.
need it more. Everybody better,
start praying! I read an article
the other day that gave a four-
letter word as the solution to the.
high price of gas, PR A Y.
We had a good Mother's Day
at our home. Sherman's mother,
Mrs. Mildred, his sister, Gwen
Albritton, my daughter and her
family, Avie, Mark, TK and
Kaylee Hogenauer, and my sis-
ter-in-law, Avis Sasser and good
friend Viola Carlton feasted on
roasted pork and swamp cab-
bage. The swamp cabbage was
the best. You just don't much
better than swamp cabbage!
We had a good Mother'., Day
at Fort Green Baptist. Last year
the mother's received a pink
rose-shaped candle in a clear
votive with a copy of a poem
Erma Bombeck had written and
the gist of the poem was "do not
save things, wear that new
sweater, use that new purse,
etc." Years earlier she had been
given a poinsettia-shaped can-
dle and saved it for a special
occasion and it melted and she
never enjoyed its beauty. I
thought the poem appropriate
with our pink candles but the
purpose behind this, is this year
in the Christian Catalog I
receive they have the same little
pink rose candles in bouquets in
vases, votives, etc. Now this
is the question, how did they
find out what we did in Fort
Green?
Mike Alexander hosted a bass
tournament on Saturday at Lake
Crooked. There were 12 boats
with a total of 24 fishermen.
Not everyone won, but all had a
good time.
Chris Thompson called and
requested prayer for her son,
Danny Summerville, who lives
in Arkansas. He suffered a mas-
sive heart attack and was hav-
ing a pacemaker installed the
next day. She was flying out
and would return when he was
out of the woods. She is still not
well herself.
The Nature Fest was a huge
success. A local Fort Green
youngster, Jordan Chancey,
caught the largest fish for his
age group and then it was also
the largest for the youth. He had


not even fished 10 minutes
when he landed that big five
pound two ounce bass. He
received two pretty plaques
shaped like fish with the nota-
tion about his large fish and
some prize money. He was
excited and has a lot of new
fishing equipment he bought
with his prize money. He told
his mother he wanted to go fish-
"ing that afternoon but there
were more pressing items. He is
now hooked on fishing. Way to
go, Jordan!
There were nice gifts given
away if you were the lucky
number holder. Fort Green had
two winners. Kaylee Hogen-
auer was lucky and received a
fishing rod with 12-15 pound
test line, a full fishing tackle
box, another box with different
lures and a pair of floating pli-
ers. She was excited and happy,
since she had not had a nibble,
much less a bite, during the
long hours of fishing! She was
prepared for the big fish and
took her dip net. Last year a big
one broke the line when it was
right at the shore and was visi-
ble for all to see. That is a heart-
breaker to any fisherman! Mike
Davis was another lucky win-
ner. He won a nice gas grill and
gas tank and they announced
Elizabeth Powell's name as
another winner but she had left
with two tired children. All the
neighbors wanted to jump up
and say we were Elizabeth but
just didn't think the judges
would believe us!
Cat Cheer was well attended
by Fort Green parents, aunts,
and grandparents. The partici-
pants were Aubrey Bragg, Abby
Duke, Karson Goodwyn and
Kaylee Hogenauer. They all did
a good job.
Kaleb Albritton spent five
days in Ine hospital recently per
his Granny, Helen Albritton.
While the church did not know
about it she said she did a lot of
praying. He is well now and is a
good candidate to be a star foot-
ball player when he gets to high
school. He is a strong young
man.
Millie Revell called me from
Haines City and wanted to
know why Amy Brown was not
writing any more. After I told
her the reason, she said her late
husband, Charles, had always
said he thought John Mark
would be a preacher someday.
She also wanted to subscribe to
The Herald-Advocate.
Gwen Albritton was a


SFCC 'Bridge Program'


Preps Kids
South Florida Community
College is offering a unique
program aimed at preparing
new graduates and high school
students for college.
The 2008 Summer Bridge
Program will run June 23-July
31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the Highlands Campus in Avon
Park.
Using the theme, "A Florida
State of Mind," participants
will learn about their state while
they increase their proficiency
in reading, writing, math and
student-success skills. They
will explore career paths, and
will receive academic advising.
Courses will be taught
Mondays-Thursdays by SFCC
instructors. These include
"Reading & Writing," focusing
on sentence patterns, paragraph
writing and modes of exposi-
tion; "Mathematics," focusing


For College
on the fundamentals of algebra;
and "College Skills," focusing
on listening, note-taking, test-
taking, research and other
skills.
On Friday, students will take
part in extracurricular activities
that center around specific
activities, such as art, comput-
ers and athletics, and promote
team building.
The Summer Bridge Program
is for new high school gradu-
ates who want to enter college
in the fall and for 10th and 11th
graders interested in dual en-
rollment.
Admission is free to qualified
applicants. Applications are
available from high school
guidance counselors and the
SFCC Office of Admissions.
For information, call Elizabeth
Andrews at 784-7147.


Lakeland visitor recently, see-
ing her doctor. Her granddaugh-
ter Katie Boyette drove her to
Lakeland. Since she had an
appointment the same day as
her mother, Mrs. Mildred, Sher-
man and I took Mrs. Mildred to
Winter Haven to her appoint-
ment. When I said I was going
to try and write like Mrs. Zula,
she always said they "motored
to" Lakeland and "carried"
someone to the doctor. That is
why I sometimes say thus and
so "rmotored" to Lakeland! Of
course, Mrs. Zula had a lot
more "pray for them" and this is
important. Possibly you did not
remember this about Mrs. Zula
but people have told me about it
so I am trying.
Someone called and left a
message on my answering
machine requesting Junior
Cooper's address. I did not
understand the call back num-
ber but hopefully they are read-
ing and this is the address:
Oakbridge Healthcare Center,
3110 Oakbridge Blvd.,
Lakeland, FL 33803. Oakbridge
is off Harden Blvd.
I enjoyed Ross Hendry's arti-
cle about Miles Judah and
Pete's Pharmacy. I could well
relate to it and in a way Fort
Green could claim Miles as one
of our own. He grew up near
Fort Green on what we all refer
to as the Bowling Green Road.
So, since I have established that
he is from Fort Green, I can put
this in the Fort Green News. I
had motored to Valdosta, Ga. to


pick up my mother and bring
her down for a visit. My mama
passed away in 1998 but you
enjoy the memories. Her heart
doctor in Jacksonville said she
always brought him something
different in her various illnesses
and prescribed a new medicine
'for her and the local chain drug
store in Valdosta did not have
the medicine. They said they
would try and get it but could
possibly take a week. I told
mama no problem; we would
just bring the unfilled script to
Wauchula and get it filled at
Pete's. My younger brother said
in a joking voice, "You think
that po-dunk town drug store
will have something that this
big store can't get!" He has
already passed on, but I enjoy
remembering his expression
and amazement when I told him
I took the script to Miles, he
filled it immediately as the new
medicine was already in stock.
Sorry, Brianna, for not print-
ing the correct name of the band
you like. I now know that they
are called The Naked Brothers
Band off of the Nickelodeon
Network. I did not mean to
embarrass you.
Ms. Polly Banda called and.
advised she was sick with near-
ly pneumonia. She went to the
doctor this morning. She is suf-
fering serious health problems
and then to have a bad cold
jump on her is very bad. Please
pray for Ms. Polly.
Please remember to pray for
each other and for a little rain.


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

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


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


.m~i


ROADMASTER: JUNK OR JEWEL?
There it was in "Auto Trader." A 1994 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon with 66,061 miles and a price of $4,400. Could this
be the vehicle God was leading us to?
My wife, Nancy, and I made the 102-mile trek, praying once
more for God's guidance just before we pulled into the used car lot:
"God, don't let us do anything stupid."
Before we even drove the Roadmaster, my wife said with quiet
disgust, "It has rust." And I'm thinking, "This thing is cool." I was
envisioning this cavernous land cruiser hauling a bunch of kids.
Sure it was beat up, but then they couldn't hurt it. Plus the price,
the low mileage.
After a brief test ride, it was time for the private husband-wife
conference. Nancy noticed rust, a sagging headliner, loose fog
light, cracked windshield and a "what is that smell?"
I was listening as I thought, "God, this is the car, isn't it?"
Nancy summed up her view: "This is the ugliest car I've ever
seen." I saw its funky, functional character plus the engine ran
strong. I loved the Roadmaster.
Decision time: Roadmaster, junk or jewel?
We faced the same question the man who allowed Jesus to die
on a cross. asked: "What is truth?"
Jesus, are You who You claim to be or are You a liar? Jesus
can't be both a criminal deserving death and the Savior of the
world at the same time. Junk or jewel?
Truth-seeking led us to thumbs down on the Roadmaster. But,
hey, there's always another used car.
There's only one Jesus. And He said, "I am the Way, the Truth
and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
So, is Jesus junk or jewel in your life?
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


APPLICATIONS


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


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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. Applications will be accepted until

May 31, 2008.


Dale A. Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 5:1-29c



NOTICE

TO HARDEE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS


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

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


Shelter Cat Word Find

Just in time for Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, see how many
related words you can find and circle throughout the puzzle.

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