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Memorial Day

Service Monday
American Legion :
10 a.m.


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


46q
plus 4q Saler tax


108th Year, No. 24
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, May 22, 2008


Roster Of Candidates Now Totals 25


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With an important deadline
passed, candidates for local
elected office now number 25.
Monday marked the final day
for political hopefuls seeking to
have their names placed on the
ballot by means of what is
called "the petition method." In
it, candidates gather signatures
from 110 registered voters, then
present that petition to the
Elections Office for verifica-
tion.
Anyone who did not do so by




6 More



Expelled



This Year
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Marijuana, racial remarks
and spiking a teacher's water
have all led to expulsion for the
students involved. . -. .
The recent number of expul-
sion hearings before the Hardee
County School Board has
upped the total number of stu-
dents booted from mainstream
classes this academic year to
13.
The six hearings included:
* A 16-year-old boy in 10th
grade at Hardee Senior High
School. He was expelled on
March 13 for the remainder of
the 2007-08 school year for
bringing marijuana on campus
on Feb. 4. It was noted that the
boy cooperated with authori-
ties.
* A 13-year-old boy in the
seventh grade at Hardee Junior
High School. He brought mari-
juana to classes on Feb. 22, and
tried to run away when caught.
He was expelled for the remain-
der of the year and for the first
semester of 2008-09.
* A 14-year-old seventh-
grade boy. On Feb. 15, he called
a bus driver a racially derogato-
ry name and then threatened the
man. Further, he had an exten-
sive disciplinary history. He
was expelled for 2007-08 and
all of 2008-09.
* A 14-year-old boy in the
sixth grade. On Feb. 27, he was
spotted with a small packet of
marijuana. He had sold it to
another student. He was
See EXPELLED 2A



WEATHER
DAZE HIH LQW BA1
0/114 87 58 0.00
08/15 92 56 0.00
05/16 90 61 0.00
05117 90 65 0.00
05/18 90 70 0.00
06/19 84 69 0.30
05/20 65 69 0.53
OTAL Rainfall to 05/20/08 - 8.60
Some period last year- 7.31
Tbn Year Average - 55.09
Source Univ. of Fla. On Reserch Center

INDEX
Classifieds ..................6B
Courthouse Report.......6C
Community Calendar....3A
Crime Blotter..........4C
Hardee Living...............28B
Obits............4A




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the deadline will now have to
pay a qualifying fee instead,
which can amount to hefty
sums ranging from a little over
$1,000 on up to over $6,000.
Qualifying fees are based on
the annual salary of the position
sought, salaries which are set by
the state. The fee calculations
start at a low of four percent for
School Board slots and end at
six percent for every other
office.
Traditionally in Hardee
County, no one pays the fee. All
candidates seek a ballot spot by


means of voter signatures.
But, the official qualifying
period is not for one more
month, from noon on Monday,
June 16, to noon on Friday,
June 20. Someone could still
pay the dollars and run for
office.
As it stands now, potential
candidates Rickey Dick for
sheriff and Don Chancey for
county commissioner have
dropped out of the race. Walter
Olliff Jr. remains the only for-
mer elected official seeking to
regain a lost post, that of coun-


ty commissioner.
Still, two races have four can-
didates each. Three races have
three candidates each.
And four incumbents remain
unopposed.
The roster is as follows:
Clerk of Courts - incumbent
Hugh Bradley, a Democrat, is
unopposed. Salary is $95,638,
making the qualifying fee
$5,738.
Sheriff - incumbent Loran
Cogburn is not running for re-
election. Candidates are Arnold
Lanier (D). Tom Santarlas (R)


COURTESY PHOTOS
Wildfires have threatened -- and claimed -- acreage and homes in other counties in
recent weeks. Hardee County firefighters continue to battle local brush fires, and
warn everyone to be cautious over the holiday, as recent rains have not dampened the
threat.


and Roger Clark (R). With a
salary of $104,224, the fee will
be the highest in the races, at
$6,253.
Property Appraiser - incum-
bent Kathy Crawford (D).
Salary of $95,638 and fee of
$5,738.
Tax Collector - incumbent
Zee Smith (D). Salary of
$95,638 and fee of $5,738.
Schools Superintendent -
incumbent Dennis Jones (D),
Gary Moore (D), Bob Shayman
(D) and David Durastanti (R).
Salary of $95,638 and fee of


$5,738.
Elections Supervisor - in-
cumbent Jeff Ussery (D). Salary
of $78,776 and fee of $4,727.
County Commission - all are
paid $29,802 annually, making
the qualifying fee $1,788.
-District 1 will be incumbent
Minor Bryant (D), Gene Davis
(D), Donny Waters (D) and
Donald Samuels (R).
-District 3 will be incumbent
Gordon Norris (D), Terry
Atchley (D) and Alane
Solomon (D).
See ROSTER 2A


WILDFIRE!

Rains Have Not-Yet

Helped Fire Danger


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"Please be careful out there."
Three experts in the fire-
fighting field agreed on
Tuesday as they urged residents
to make it a safe holiday week-
end.
"Firecrackers, campfires,
Grilling. ATVs (all-terrain vehi-
cle), motorcycles. anything that
\%IIl create a spark would be a
risk." said Patrick Mahoney,
information specialist with the
lyaaka River district which
includes Hardee County.
Hardee Fire-Rescue respond-
ed to a call on Tuesday when a
trash fire got out of control near
Seven-Mile Point.
"With the fire index steadily
climbing, these -10-minute
spurts of rain don't help," said
Assistant Fire Chief Dan
Harshburger, who noted the
department had been out on
several of these types of calls
lately.
Emergency Management
Director Rich Shepard added,
"Absolutely, the biggest thing is
to use common sense and cau-
tion. Don't burn when the heat
index is high, the humidity low
and the wind is blowing.
"We've seen even "neces-
sary" fires get out of control. It
is best to check with the
Forestry folks. They'll let you
know whether or not it's safe to
light a fire," continued
Shephard.
Mahoney reported three
major brush fires last week.
One in DeSoto County burned
509 acres. Others in North
Charlotte and Sarasota counties
each burned more than 200


acres.
"Hardee had three such fires
in the week May 8 to 15. The
fire index is 554, well into the
high fire danger area," said
Mahoney Tuesday. "And, that's
after it came down with just a
little rain.
"I'm hoping that this rain
doesnL't lull people into a false
idea we're safe. We would need
weeks of rain to be safe. There's
a lot of fuel out there with
downed trees and dry brush.
Lightning can start fires. People
shouldn't burn garbage or trash
now," he emphasized.
"In fact, they need to be sure
there's a 30-foot defensive zone
cleaned out around their
homes. Prepare beforehand.
Clean out eaves and gutters.
During the large fire in DeSoto,
people were on their houses try-
ing to put out sparks when we
arrived. It can happen any-
where, anytime. I can't stress
enough how careful people
should be," concluded
Mahoney.
According to website reports,
the Keetch-Bryan Drought In-
dex was in the critical zone,
varying between 550 and 650 in
the last week. (Anything over
400 is a dryness risk.) On
Tuesday, charts showed more
than half of Hardee County was
in red flag warning, in the "very
active fire behavior potential
zone," while the other half was
in the "active" dark orange
zone.
A fire weather watch has
been issued, especially through
Saturday, due to daily 40 per-
cent chance of thunderstorms,
See WILDFIRES 3A


Benefits Coming Up For Cancer Victims


7-Year-Old Stricken - New Grandmother Has Brain Tumor


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Saturday fundraiser will
help a 7-year-old child battling
cancer.
The Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School first grader, Caro-
line Coronado, is the daughter
of Edward and Olivia Coro-
nado. He is a sergeant with the
I - - --_'


Bowling Green Police
Department.
The yard sale and car wash
fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. will be held at 104 E.
Main St., Bowling Green, just
past City Hall.
The youngster was diagnosed
with Stage 2 Large B-Cell
Lymphoma on March 26. Since
then she and her parents have
made regular trips to St.
Joseph's Children's Hospital in
Tampa. Some are for a few
days, some for weeks. She has
undergone four blood transfu-
sions and is undergoing
chemotherapy.
"I am going to get better
because God is going to make
me better. I am strong because
God has made me strong," she
said.
According to her mother, the
child's oncologist said last
See 7-YEAR-OLD 3A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
If love and support were a
cure, Janie Revell wouldn't
have brain cancer.
But she does.
A benefit barbecue will be
held on Saturday, May 31, to
help defray mounting medical
expenses. It is the first fund-


Revell


raiser planned for this 52-year-
old mother of two and grand-
mother to one.
The meal will consist of
pulled pork, baked beans, cole
slaw, roll and a serving of a
dessert. And these desserts are
special ones, made by hand by a
variety of cooks who are donat-
ing their culinary talents to the
cause.
The dinners will be available
for pick up between 11 a.m.
and 3 p.m. that day at Main
Street Heritage Park in down-
town Wauchula, at the corner of
West Main and Seventh
Avenue.
Tickets are $8.
Organizers urge those inter-
ested in helping Revell as she
battles an inoperable brain
tumor known as glioblastoma to
purchase tickets early, as barbe-
cue and dessert quantities must
be planned.


Tickets are available at the
Java Cafe, Cat's On Main, all
branches of Wauchula State
Bank, First National Bank of
Wauchula, Heartland Gold,
Jan's Tanning, Chapman Fruit
Co., Heartland Growers Supply,
Hardee Ranch Supply, Lisa's,
all schools and at Wanda's Hair
& Nail Design.
Revell, of Bowling Green, is
still known as one of "the Lee
twins," the daughter of Sara and
Cecil Lee of Wauchula. Twin
sister Barbara Jernigan, of
Wauchula, works in the food
service department at the
Hardee County School Board.
Sister Celia Hayman, also of
Wauchula, is familiar at the vet-
erinary office of Dr. Slade
Hayman.
She is married to Jerry
Revell, who is self-employed
with Revell's Spreader Service.
See GRANDMOTHER 3A


Fans: Football &

BBQ On Friday

. .Story 1C


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2A The Herald-Advocate, May 22, 2008


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


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t h A v e . Z 1o N


P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPHH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


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Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living-Thursday 5 p.m
General News - Monday 5 pmn
Ads-Tuesday noon


LETTERS:
The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public
interest Letters should be bnef, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daynme phone number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed. double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
jecl to editing
L 1


Kelly's Column
By Jim


I sincerely hope U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts has
successful treatment for his brain tumor. The 76-year-old "liberal
lion" has been in that seat since 1962, one of the longest Senate
terms on record.

Wauchula boxer Edner Cherry had a big fight on Wednesday
night (May 21) on ESPN or ESPN 2. (This was written Wednesday
morning).

The Hardee Wildcats have an Orange and Blue scrimmage
game Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. The 'Cats have a girl, Mary
Braddock, out for the team this year as a line prospect. She is a
sophomore.

Hoping everyone has a nice Memorial Day weekend and be
safe.

A tip to help live a long life-exercise and eat fresh fruits and
vegetables.



Summer Golf Starts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Kids and golf go together.
That's the theme of the
Sertoma Junior Tour, which
begins with a kickoff
Adult/Child tournament on
Sunday, June 1 at the Sun N'
Fun Lake Country Club in
Sebring.
It's just one of the several
golf courses in the Heartland,
where boys and girls 6 to 18
can play this summer.
"The purpose of the Sertoma
Junior Tour is to provide juniors
with a fun, competitive atmos-
phere on the golf course at an
affordable price," says a
Sertoma brochure.
There will be 10 summer
tournaments. Kids earn points
on how they finish in each
event. The best seven of 10
scores are kept to determine the
end-of-the-season awards.
The junior tour is designed to
develop golf games, teach golf
etiquette and provide a starting


CELTIC CROSSING
A Front Page story last
week on a zoning work-
shop for an upscale Irish
restaurant on the 200
block of West Main Street
in downtown Wauchula
gave an incorrect name for
the building's historic
occupant, The Florida
Hotel. Also, partner Kevin
Doyle operated a restau-
rant called the Celtic Ray
in Punta Gorda. The Her-
ald-Advocate is pleased to
set the record straight.

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.


point for eventual competitive
golf.
Cost for the summer registra-
tion is $25 per child. Entry fee
for each event is $10 or $15,
depending on age and the num-
ber of holes played.
The Kickoff tournament is
$75 for adult and child. The for-
mat will be alternate shot.
Registration begins at noon
with the June 1 tourney begin-
ning at 1 p.m. The cost includes
entry fee, range balls, trophies
and dinner. The entry deadline
is May 30.
For more information, or to
register for the tournament or
summer season, visit the web-
site www.sertomajrgolftour.-
com or call 385-4830, ext 1.


ROSTER
Continued From 1A
-District 5 will be incumbent
Dale Johnson (D) and Walter
Olliff Jr. (R).
School Board members are
paid $25,313 annually. The fee
will be $1,012. The race is non-
partisan.
-District 2 is incumbent
Tanya Royal and Mildred
Smith.
-District 3 is incumbent Gina
Neuhofer, Charles Crutchfield
and Teresa Crawford.


Safe-Boating

Course Set

For June 14
A safe-boating class is being
offered by the Community
Education Department of South
Florida Community College.
The class is for anyone who
operates a boat or personal
water vehicle in Florida.
Upon completion of the course,
students will receive a Boater
Safety Identification Card
issued by the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, which is required
under Florida law.
The class will meet Saturday,
June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on the Highlands Campus in
Avon Park. The cost is $30.
Register at any SFCC campus
or center. For more information,
contact Lauren Redick at 773-
2252, extension 7388 or 7392.


-Uas


JOAN M. S
Sports Editor



115 S. Seven


Bible.



Hospice


Seeks Yot


Stories
Good Shepherd Hospic
inviting those touched b:
hospice experience to sub
short story for "Life's Jou
Lessons Learned from Ho
Hands," a publication cele
ing stories from this comr
ty.
The book will be availal
this year's Global Getav
Good Shepherd Hosp
annual fundraiser.
"'Life's Journey' is a wa
us to allow our communi
express their thoughts on
services Good Shepherd
pice offers," said Peggy M
executive director. "We
this book will honor
remember those who
experienced Good Shep
Hospice's services while
ing as a healing tool for fa
members who have lost 1
ones."
Good Shepherd Hospic
seeking to compile meani
lessons from people who
learned from their ho
experiences and are willii
share their thoughts with
community. Examples
entries would be how ho
has taught you courage, to
each day as a gift, to sing
gusto, to like every day,
forgiving, to laugh often,
give of yourself without r
vation.
Submit stories of no
than 125 words to sto
@ goodshepherdhospice
For questions, call (863)
1880.


HOSPITAL RENOVATION


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Nehemiah prayed, "0 Lord,
God of Heaven, the great
and awesome God, who
keeps His covenant of love
with those who love Him and
obey His commands."
Nehemiah 1: 5 (NIV)

FRIDAY
(Jesus said) "And remember,
I am coming soon!" Happy
is the man who keeps the
words of the prophecy con-
tained in this book (the
Bible). ... He who gives this
testimony speaks, "Yes, I am
coming soon." The grace of
the Lord Jesus be with you
all.
Revelation 22:7, 20-21

SATURDAY
Foolishness brings joy to
those who have no sense; a
sensible person keeps on
the right path.
Proverbs 15:21 (NCV)

SUNDAY
Remember that a man who
keeps the whole law of God
but for a single exception, is
none the less a law-breaker
(sinner).
James 2:10 (Phillips)

MONDAY
Keep your word, even when
it costs you. Make an honest
living, never take a bribe.
Psalm 15:4 (The Message)

TUESDAY
Love is not irritable or
touchy. It does not keep
grudges and will hardly ever
notice when others do it
wrong.
I Corinthians 13:5 (TLB)

WEDNESDAY
(Daniel related) "I prayed to
the Lord my God and con-
fessed, 'O Lord, You are a
great and awesome God!
You always fulfill Your
promises of unfailing love to
those who love You and
keep You commands. ... But
we have sinned and done
wrong.... We do not ask for-
giveness because we
deserve help, but because
You are so merciful.' "
Daniel 9:4, 5a, 18b (NLT)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish' and (T ) The living


By MIRANDA YEOMANS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My name is Miranda Yeomans and I
am interviewing my grandmother, Mary
Frances Henry, Her maiden name was
Mary Frances Cook.
My grandmother was born in Fort
Meade at home on Feb. 9, 1944, to her
parents, Otis and Lethia Cook. My
grandmother shared her home with
seven sisters and five brothers. Her
father was a painter and her mother was
a housewife.
She remembers their first vehicle
being a Model T Ford truck. My grand-
mother remembers riding the bus to
school in Fort Meade, and when they
would get home they would gather eggs
and vegeta-
bles from
the garden
and help
their mother
cook supper for the family. They would
also have to wash clothes daily since
there were so many family members.
After their chores were completed,
they would all gather all the children
and go out into the woods and play hide
n' seek. Their favorite game was throw-
ing cow patties at each other. She also
remembers going to Sand Mountain and
running up the hills to see who could
get there first.
For family time, she remembers


D"= going to church and then going dowi
her aunt and uncle's house to watch
television show because they did not
have one until many years later. My
grandmother remembers her parents
leaving a lantern burning during the
ir night at the outhouse. They did not h
the luxury.of having a bathroom insi
their house like we do today. They h;
to heat their water on a pot-bellied st
ce is and use a foot tub to take a bath.
y the She remembers her mother making
mit a their clothes and her using flour saclk
rney: and rubber inner-tubes to make their
spice
brfat- undergarments. She remembers going
nuni- the store and purchasing a glass bott]
of milk for five cents. My grandmotl
le at started working at an early age, in th
ways,
tice's field making 50 cents a bushel of wl

Ly for
ty to EXPELLED
n the
Hos- _ Continued From 1A
adill, expelled for 2007-08 and all of
hope 2008-09.
and * A 12-year-old boy, also in
have the sixth grade. He was the pur-
pherd chaser of the marijuana. His k
serv- expulsion is for 2007-08 and
family the first semester of 2008-09.
loved . A 16-year-old boy in the
10th grade. He put GermX hand
ce is sanitizer into a teacher's water
ngful bottle and placed several pages
have of pornography into the
spice teacher's notebook. The teacher
ng to was not injured. The student tt
h the was expelled for 2007-08 and
of all of 2008-09.
spice In all instances, the expelled
treat students have been or will be
with considered for placement at
to be Pioneer Career Academy in
or to Zolfo Springs, the district's
reser- alternative school. l
To be eligible for classes
more there, however, the teens must
ries- first meet such requirements as
.org. drug treatment or anger man-
297- agement classes, depending on
their individual offense.


COURTESYPHOTO
Mary Cook
ever was in season to help her parents
buy groceries and gas so they could-go
to town as a family to get the supplies
they would ieetdat tha week.
My grandmother's family got a
phone for emergencies when she was 14
years old. She said that the phone back
then was a party line and you could
hear the neighbor's conversations so
you would have to wait your turn to
talk. Her first date was when she was 17
years old and they went on double dates
to the drive-in movie theatre in Bowling
Green.
She met my grandfather, Hal Henry
Sr., and married him on Nov. 2, 1963,
and has lived in Wauchula ever since.
They had their first child, Hal Henry Jr.,.
at the age of 23 then they had their sec-
ond child, Wanda (Hendry) Yeomans, at
the age of 27. My grandmother has one
grandson, Justin Henry, and one grand-
daughter, me, Miranda Yeomans.
My grandmother tells me and my
cousin to be respectful and treat people
as we would like for them to treat us.

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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COURTESY PHOTO
Stevens Construction Inc., based in Fort Myers, is the contractor handling the current
renovation project at Florida Hospital Wauchula. The renovation focuses on the
Emergency Department, and will be completed in three phases. Designed by Burt
Hill/Pollock Kreig Architects Inc., the 5,350-square-foot project includes a pharmacy
remodel, addition of a nurse's station and the reconfiguring of the emergency and
treatment rooms. The hospital and its emergency services remain open and opera-
tional during this expansion.




A LANTERN BURNED AT THE


OUTHOUSE ALL NIGHT LONG


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months - $18; yr -$31, 2 yrs. - $60
Florida
6 months - $22; I yr. -$41; 2 yrs - $79
Out of State
6 months - $27, I yr - $49.2 rs. - $95


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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
SPastor & Columnist


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY HUNTS
If you haven't been seeing the quantity or quality of game
you'd like, you may want to consider applying for a special-oppor-
tunity hunt.
For the past 11 years, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission has offered these unique fall-season hunts for deer,
wild hog and released quail on the state's best public hunting lands.
Maybe it's time you looked into getting in on the action and expe-
rience the hunt of a lifetime.
These extraordinary hunts offer large tracts of land with an
abundance of game and low hunting pressure.
All deer hunts enable you to take only mature bucks with one
antler having at least four points. Hunters also can take does if
they apply for, and draw, an antlerless-deer permit. This practice
of quality deer management offers hunters excellent chances of
taking quality bucks and the opportunity to take a doe on public
land.
There is no size or bag limit on hog hunts.
These special-opportunity deer and wild-hog hunts take place
on the Fort Drum (Indian River County), Lake Panasoffkee
(Sumter County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County) and Green
Swamp West Unit (Pasco County) wildlife management areas.
Fort Drum has several gun hunts on its 20,858 acres, each one
costing $50, should you get drawn. Besides taking 16 deer, hunters
bagged 29 hogs there last year.
Lake Panasoffkee offers archery hunts on the 8,676-acre tract.
Hunters harvested 16 deer and 27 hogs there last season.
Triple N Ranch has two general gun deer hunts, and 24 deer
were taken off the 15,391 acres last year - half of 'em quality
bucks.
Green Swamp West Unit is where James Stovall took the
state's highest-scoring deer on record: a 25-point, non-typical that
netted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took the trophy buck
in 1999 after getting drawn for the special-opportunity archery
hunt. The area offers archery and gun hunts on 34,335 acres. Last
year, hunters bagged 59 deer, and 75 percent of 'em were nice
bucks. Additionally, 201 hogs were taken from there.
The FWC also has week-long released-quail hunts on
Blackwater Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts,
you must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. There's just
one $100 permit available for each of the 16 weeks, and if you're
lucky enough to draw one, you and up to three of your friends will
have the entire 590 acres to yourselves.
If you'd like to apply for any of these great hunts, the first
thing you'll need to do is get a "2008-09 Special-Opportunity Fall
Hunt Worksheet"-available at FWC offices and at
MyFWC.com/hunting.
Beginning now, you can submit your completed application at
wildlifelicense.com or at the county Tax Collector's Office. The
application period runs through midnight on June 10.
These coveted permits are selected by random drawing, and
you may apply for as many hunts and dates as you like in order to
increase your chances of being selected. You must include a $5
non-refundable fee for each hunt you apply for, though hunters are
limited to drawing only one permit per hunt.
On or before June 27, you'll receive, by mail, a special-oppor-
tunity permit invoice if you're selected. You have until July 15 to
pay the cost of the selected hunt if you get drawn.


PetSOf he aee


Bear is a chihuahua/pomeranian mix. He was originally
adopted from the Humane Society in Polk County and
made his way to Hardee County. His stay at new home was
short lived due to his uniqueness, he only has three legs.
Bear needs a forever home with no other dogs, or one with
a dog that will not "pick" on him for being different. He
has been neutered and is current on his rabies vaccination
and shots. His adoption fee is $10.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dos or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


I THOUGHT I WAS A BUM
"Jesus must like this store," Harvey said. Looking around he
could see people enjoying their shopping experience. The printed
material at the store said: "Our Mission Statement: To demonstrate
the love of Jesui by providing free clothing, Bibles, books, toys
and small household items to people in need. To provide these in
an uplifting, clean, Christian store-like setting."
The place is called The Free Store, and Harvey's "eyes-of-
Jesus" observation about the store is almost definitely right.
He had just wandered into shop one day, but on this day he was
helping out by hanging up used clothing.
The lady who runs the store asked him about what he had just
said.
"You help bums," Harvey replied.
The Free Store lady quickly assured him, "I don't call the peo-
ple 'bums.' " Yet, she had misunderstood Harvey's point. He's only
10 years old. "I thought I was a bum," he said.
So, how did Harvey come to the conclusion that he was a
bum? He wasn't born thinking he was a bum. Did you tell him?
With Harvey's many quirks, it's pretty easy to imagine him at
least as a miniature bum, almost what the Bible categorizes as
lowly. "Lowly: humble, meek; of or related to a low social or eco-
nomical rank."
The Bible says: "Though the Lord God is high, yet He gives
respect, regard and attention to the lowly."
It is way too easy for me to mentally rank people on the "lowly
scale" when I see them. Have I ever non-verbally conveyed to any-
one, child or adult, the message that he was a bum?
Have you?
When we do this, we are in danger of entering into another cat-
egory: "the proud."
The Bible verse above continues: "But the proud, God knows
afar off."
God help me; I don't want to be far from You. God, I want to
be close to You. Like Harvey.
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.



GRANDMOTHER
Continued From 1A


The couple have two children,
Jared of Sebring and Jamie of
Wauchula. Jared Revell and
wife Bonny have given Revell
her first grandchild, Brooker,
who just turned 1.
Jared Revell talks of his
mother's illness with difficulty,
noting symptoms first appeared
in May of 2006. "She described
a funny feeling in her head,
kind of hallucinating. She
would say she felt like she was
in a dream" he says.
An initial test showed noth-
ing, and a' referral to a neurolo-
gist fell though as symptoms
"kind of stopped" during the
ensuing summer months.
But in September of 2006,
they were back.
Diagnosis, however, re-
mained elusive as doctors
argued over the cause.
Finally, in March of 2007,
Revell was sent to Shands
teaching hospital for a biopsy of
her brain. "Three days later we
knew," says Jernigan. "It was
the worst day of our lives."
The "lesions" doctors once
saw were, instead, a brain
tumor. The cancer, Jared Revell
says, is inoperable.
Janie Revell is being treated
by one of the most noted oncol-
ogists in the country, Dr.
Howard Fine, who specializes



7-YEAR-OLD
Continued From 1A
week that the girl is responding
well to treatments, but they will
be needed for the next eight to
10 months.
Plan now to help out. Get
your car washed. Buy a yard
sale item. Or just contribute to
the heavy expenses the family
has.


in brain cancer. Her treatments
have involved radiation and
chemotherapy in Lake Wales.
A clinical trial was tried, but
failed.
Another round of chemo-
,injection is planned when
Revell's blood counts improve.
Meanwhile, Revell and Jern-
igan say Janie Revell's vision
and hearing have been affected
and memories are lost. She is no
longer aware of the brain cancer
she fights, and remains com-
fortable and happy, they say.
She must have someone with
her 24 hours a day.
The family is thankful for a
community that has poured out
its love and support. They men-
tion prayers, dinners, cards, vis-
its and caring. They ask for con-
tinued prayer.
"We're just hoping one of
these treatments will work,"
Jernigan says.








THURSDAY. MAY 22
VHardee County School
Board, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula,
workshop on health .insur-
ance, 4 p,m. and regular
meeting, 5 p.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, farm-worker hous-
ing workshop, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6 p.m

VHardee Teen Pregnancy
and Drug Prevention Al-
liance, parent workshop,
Hardee Junior High, 2401
U.S. 17 North, Wauchula, 7
p.m.


- Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers


JAPAN'S PEARL HARBOR COMMANDER BAPTIZED!
A few weeks ago, I came across an obituary that caught my
attention. Above a photo of a young man in a World War II uni-
form was the headline: "Jacob DeShazer, Bombardier on Doolittle
Raid, Dies at'95."
I've heard of the Doolittle raid, of course, not just in my long-
ago history classes, but through movies such as "30 Seconds Over
Tokyo" and "Pearl Harbor." But what I read about DeShazer in
that obit and some followup reading was more stunning than any-
thing I could have imagined.
As far as the raid itself was concerned, the intent was simple:
In retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7,
1941, we would strike Japan itself. Sixteen B-25 bombers left the
aircraft carrier USS Hornet in April of 1942 and bombed several
Japanese cities before heading toward China.
Low on'fuel, the planes crashed.
While most of the crews were recovered and eventually
returned home, two men were killed in the landings and eight were
taken prisoner by the Japanese occupying China. Three of these
men were executed, one died of starvation, the rest were tortured
and held in prison until the end of the war. Cpl. DeShazer was one
of these.
Born in Oregon, he was the son of a minister. By the time
DeShazer finished high school, he was finished with his religious
beliefs as well. Even while he was parachuting into China, he
couldn't bring himself to pray because he thought it would be dis-
honest.
But over the months and years of suffering that followed, he found
himself thinking differently. "I began to ponder the cause of such
hatred between members of the human race," he later wrote in a
pamphlet called "I Was a Prisoner of Japan."
"I wondered what it was that made one people hate another,
and what made me hate them. My thoughts turned toward what I
heard about Christianity changing hatred between human beings
into real brotherly love, and I was gripped with a strange longing
to examine the Bible to see if I could find the secret," DeShazer
wrote.
Eventually, DeShazer was given a Bible for a few weeks, and
it was the start of his conversion and spiritual transformation. He
asked God to forgive his torturers and made an effort to treat them
with respect. He also determined that if God gave him the chance,
he'd spread the Good News to the people of Japan.
Released from captivity in August of 1945, he returned home
to recover and soon enrolled in college, earning a degree in bibli-
cal literature.
In 1948, DeShazer and his wife, Florence, a fellow missionary
in the Free Methodist Church, went to Japan, where they preached
and worked for 30 years. They established a number of churches,
including one in Nagoya, the city DeShazer had bombed.
One. day in 1950, a Japanese man who'd seen a translation of
"I Was a Prisoner of Japan" was so impressed by DeShazer's abil-
ity to forgive that he went to see the missionary. He was Mitsuo
Fuchida, the commander of the 360 planes that attacked Pearl
Harbor. He was baptized and soon became an evangelist himself.
Hollywood would have been hard-pressed to invent the life of
Jacob DeShazer. But then, it wasn't Hollywood's story to write: it
was the Lord's.
For a free copy of "The Greatest Gift - Living and Sharing
God's Love Every Day," write: The Christophers, 5 Hanover
Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail: mail@christophers.org.




WILDFIRES
Continued From 1A


which can create an explosive
fire potential for this portion of
Florida, a combination of
strong wind gusts, low relative
humidity and warm tempera-
tures.
Burn bans are in effect in
nearly a dozen counties in the
state, the nearest Hendry
County. In both the Lakeland
and Myaaka districts, the fire
readiness level was at 3, the
highest level.
Hardee remains in a drought
state, "a period of abnormally
dry weather sufficiently pro-
longed from lack of rainfall and
causing a hydrologic imbal-
ance."
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District's most
recent weekly update shows
aquifer levels depressed, espe-
cially in the south district,
which includes Hardee,
Charlotte, DeSoto, Highlands,
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
The agency's rainfall tables
to date in May were just 0.02 on
Friday, compared to a historic
level of 3.61 inches by this time
of year. For an entire year, his-
toric rainfall averages 52.50


inches. The highest level was in
2004, when three hurricanes hit
the area, pushing the annual
level up to 62.15.
Since 2006, at 42.28 annual
inches, it has continued to drop.
There were only 38.53 inches of
rain in the south region in 2007.
At the Ona Research Center,
rainfall to date this year is
slightly up, 7.77 inches com-
pared to in the first four and a
half months of last year at 6.63
inches.



Local Stores
Remain Open
As streetscaping moves
along the downtown busi-
ness section of Wauchula,
shoppers are reminded that
all businesses will still be
open and accessible.
Even though a block is
closed to through traffic,
entrances will be kept avail-
able to all businesses on that
block during its business
hours. For information, call
773-9193.


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about phosphate mines and reclamation.

Uew photographs that reveal the risk of
strip mining for Hardee county.

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serve God, and save our waterways.


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Thursday, May 22 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27 7 p.m.

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GARY TANNER
Gary Tanner, 45, of Advance,
Mo.. formerly of Puxico, died
Saturday, April 19, 2008, at his
residence.
Born July 30, 1962, in
Puxico, he was disabled.
Survivors include daughters,-
Kristin and Breann, both of
Berea, Ky.; brothers Gene and
Johnny Cruise, both of Zolfo
Springs, and Larry Tanner of
Advance, Mo.; four sisters,
Maria Alaniz of Advance, Mo.,
Donna Clark and Hope Harris
both of Wauchula, and Deanna
Armstrong; and two grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was at the funeral
home on Tuesday from noon
until services at 2 p.m.
Interment followed in Puxico
City Cemetery, Puxico, Mo.

Morgan-Sifford Funeral
Home
Puxico, Mo.



EDWARD LEE JAMESON
Edward Lee Jameson, 57, of
St. Petersburg, died on Tuesday,
May 13, 2008 at his home.
Born on Jan. 12, 1951, in
Washington, D.C., he came to
St. Petersburg from Tampa six
years ago. He was a sheet metal
worker and a Catholic.
He is survived by two sons,
Ashley Jameson and Eric
Jameson, both of Wauchula;
sisters Margie Edwards-
Morgan of Upper Marl-boro,
Md., Patricia Martin of North-
Beach, Md., and Rose Ann
Windsor of Indian Head, Md.;
and several nieces and
nephews.
Memorial services will be
held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the
funeral home chapel.

Robarts Family Funeral
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Wauchula


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REBA N. BUMBY
Reba N. Bumby, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
May 18, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Graceville, on
Nov. 30, 1928, she came to
Hardee County from Grace-
ville in the 1940s. She was
co-owner of Bumby Auto
Parts and a member of the
First Christian Church in
Wauchula.
Survivors include sons
Phillip E. Bumby and wife
Tiawana of Wauchula, and
Craig R. Bumby and wife
Vicki oT Avon Park; brothers
George Nealey of Dade City,
Jack Nealey of Franklin,
N.C., and Jerry Nealey of
Bunnell; sister Peggy Taylor
of Valdosta, Ga.; nine grand-
children; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home chapel. Services are
today (Thursday) at 10 a.m.
at the funeral home with the
Rev. Darin Canary officiat-
ing. Interment follows in Hart
Cemetery.



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REBA N. BUMBY"
Reba N. Bumby, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
May 18, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Graceville, on Nov.
30, 1928, she came to Hardee
County from Graceville in the
1940s. She was co-owner of
Bumby Auto Parts and a mem-
ber of the First Christian
Church in Wauchula.
Survivors include sons
Phillip E. Bumby and wife
Tiawana of Wauchula, and
Craig R. Bumby and wife Vicki
of Avon Park; brothers George
Nealey of Dade City, Jack
Nealey of Franklin, N.C., and
Jerry Nealey of Bunnell; sister
Peggy Taylor of Valdosta, Ga.;
nine grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home chapel. Services are
today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at
the funeral home with the Rev.
Darin Canary officiating.
Interment follows in Hart
Cemetery.

Robarts Family Funeral
Home
Wauchula


FRED W. MOYE
Fred W. Moye, 69, of Avon
Park, died on Wednesday, May
14, 2008, in Bartow.
Born in Wauchula, on Oct.
18, 1938, he came to Avon Park
from Wauchula four years ago.
He was a U.S. Air Force vet-
eran, bus driver for Annett
Travel, a member of both the
Elks Club and Moose Lodge,
and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife
Joanne Moye of Avon Park;
sons Lynn Moye and Gerald
Moye, both of Waterloo, Iowa;
daughters Connie Rodseth of
Layton, Utah, and Brenda Criss
of Avon Park; sister Blanche
Brantley of Avon Park; and
grandchildren Brice Wiggins of
New Hampshire and Shania
Wiggins of Bartow.
There are no services
planned at this time.

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Wauchula



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JON K. CORNELIUS

Jon K. Cornelius, 72, of
Bowling Green, died on
Monday, May 19, 2008, in
Sebring.
Born on Dec. 8, 1935, in
Spalding, Okla., he came to
Hardee County 13 years ago
from Ardmore, Okla. He was
an industrial electrician and
carpenter, and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife
Nedra Cornelius of Bowling
Green; sons, Russell
Cornelius and wife Jennifer
of Ardmore, Okla., and
Johnny Roberts and wife
Holly, and Dean Roberts and
wife Tisha, all of Dothan,
Ala.; daughters Denise
Kimbro and husband Richard
of Winnewood, Okla., Judy
Reed and husband Dennis of
Ardmore, Okla.; Tina Jacobs
and husband Roy of Bowling
Green, and Nikki Johnston
and fiance Don "Junior"
Stevens of Zolfo Springs;
brothers, Robert Cornelius,
Ricky Cornelius, Charlie
Cornelius and Billy
Cornelius, all of Texas; 15
grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today
(Thursday) 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home chapel. Grave-
side services are tomorrow at
10 a.m. at Paynes Creek
Cemetery.


Obituaries


LifeLinks ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


TEEN PREGNANCY COSTS EVERYONE!
The results are in! Out of 67 counties in the state of Florida,
Hardee County is number two in births to teens under the age of 18.
This statistic is nothing to be proud of.
Worse yet, if our teen birth rate is this high, then our rate for
sexually transmitted diseases is also high. You can't have one with-
out the other! A recent study shows more than one million people
are infected with HIV/AIDS in the United States, and more than a
10th of them are Floridians. Since the epidemic began in 1981,
more than 9,000 Americans under the age of 13 have been diag-
nosed with full-blown AIDS. These are sad statistics to try and
comprehend and understand. In addition, the rates for Chlamydia
and Syphilis, two highly contagious venereal diseases, have sky-
rocketed.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and in
this month's column I hope to show you the importance of keeping
our teens free of too-early pregnancy, as well as disease.
Why should we be concerned about teen pregnancy, you may
ask?
Actually, the crisis of teen pregnancy affects all of us where it
hurts the most, our pocketbooks! Nationwide, the cost of teen par-



JON K. CORNELIUS HARDEE COUNTY
Jon K. Cornelius, 72, of KIDS NEED
Bowling Green, died on
Monday, May 19, 2008, in HARDEE COUNTY
Sebring. HELP!
Born on Dec. 8, 1935, in Ease a dependent child's
Spalding, Okla., he came to
Hardee County 13 years ago way through the court sys-
Hardee County 13 years ago
from Ardmore, Okla. He was tem. Volunteer to be a
an industrial electrician and car- Guardian Ad Litem.
penter, and a Methodist. 773-2505
Survivors include his wife (If office unattended, please leave
Nedra Cornelius of Bowling message.)
Green; sons, Russell Cornelius -
and wife Jennifer of Ardmore,
Okla., and Johnny Roberts and
wife Holly, and Dean Roberts 911 SoV0g UA0emJok
and wife Tisha, all of Dothan,
Ala.; daughters Denise Kimbro
and husband Richard of
Winnewood, Okla., Judy Reed
and husband Dennis of
Ardmore, Okla., Tina Jacobs
and husband Roy of Bowling
Green, and Nikki Johnston and
fiance Don "Junior" Stevens of '
Zolfo Springs; brothers, Robert ',
Cornelius, Ricky Cornelius, I '.
Charlie Cornelius and Billy
Cornelius, all of Texas; 15
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thursday) EDWARD LEE
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home AME
chapel. Graveside services are JAMESON
tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Paynes Edward Lee Jameson, 57,
Creek Cemetery. of St. Petersburg, died on
Tuesday, May 13,,2008 at his
Robarts Family Funeral home.
Home Born on Jan. 12, 1951, in
Wauchula Washington, D.C., he came to
St. Petersburg from Tampa
six years ago. He was a sheet
metal worker and a Catholic.
PAUL L. GATHERIGHT He is survived by two sons,
Paul L. Gatheright, 73, of, Ashley Jameson and Eric
Ona, died on Sunday, May 18, Jameson, both of Wauchula;
2008 in Cape Coral. sisters Margie Edwards-
Born in Greensboro, N.C., on Morgan of Upper Marlboro,
June 4, 1934, he came to Md., Patricia Martin of North
Hardee County from Ruskin 19 Beach, Md., and Rose Ann
Windsor of Indian Head,
years ago. He was a citrus M nd s everal nieces and
laborer. Md.; and several nieces and
laborer.
There are no known family nephews.
members.Memorial services will be
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the
held today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. funeral home chapel.
at Friendship Cemetery. a & W

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enting is $112 billion dollars. In Hardee County alone, taxpayers
pay over $500,000 to support the programs for teen mothers such
as WIC, Medicaid and Food Stamps.
Teen pregnancy and child births have not only significant eco-
nomic impact, but take a toll on social and emotional health, as
well.
Consequences for the Teen Mom are:
* 50 percent more likely to drop out of high school and will
never complete requirements for a high-school diploma, thus*
greatly limiting job possibilities and being able to provide for
themselves and their families;
* 50 percent more likely to depend on welfare for daily living;.
* 25 percent will have another child before the age of 20; and
* more likely to be a single parent.
Consequences for the Teen Dad are:
* more likely to drop out of school entirely and never com-
plete either high school or college, and;
* earns $5,000 less annually.
Consequences for the Baby are no more encouraging either,
such as:
* more likely to be born at a low or very low birth weight;
* more likely to die within the first month; and
* at a higher risk for disabilities which will further drain finan
cial reserves.
So, what is the answer? -
Abstinence is the only 100 percent effective method of pre-
venting teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
If you need some suggestions on how to talk to your teen about
risky behaviors, here are some tips from the National Campaign to
Prevent Teen Pregnancy's Web site that may help you have "the
talk" with your kids. Here they are:
* Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes.
* Talk with your children often about sex, and be specific.
* Supervise and monitor your children; have them involved in
organized after-school activities.
� Know your children's friends and their families.
* Take a strong stand against your daughter spending time
with a boy significantly older than she. Don't allow your son to
develop an intense relationship with a girl much younger or older
than he.
* Help your teenagers have options for the future that are more
attractive than early pregnancy and parenthood.
* Let your kids know that you value education highly.
* Know what your kids are reading, watching, learning and
listening to.
There is a Hardee County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance
and a Drug Prevention Coalition that meet monthly to educate the
citizens of Hardee County about the hazards of early parenting.
These coalitions are working diligently to help teens understand
abstaining from sex is the only guaranteed way to avoid pregnan-
cy, as well as sexually transmitted infections.
Come and be a part of the solution to this crisis by getting
involved in these two coalitions. They meet the second Tuesday of
every month at the Hardee County Extension Office at the Agri-
Civic Center in Wauchula at 9 a.m.
Call 773-2164 for more information on how you can get
involved. You may also want to visit the Web site www.teenpreg-
nancy.org, a helpful resource for both teens and parents.

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1067 South Sixth Ave. - Wauchula - Florida
863-773-0625 a31


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FRED W. MOYE
Fred W. Moye, 69, of Avon
Park, died on Wednesday,
May 14, 2008, in Bartow.
Born in Wauchula, on Oct.
18, 1938, he came to Avon
Park from Wauchula four
years ago.
He was a U.S. Air Force
veteran, bus driver for Annett
Travel, a member of both the
Elks Club and Moose Lodge,
and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife
Joanne Moye of Avon Park;
sons Lynn Moye and Gerald
Moye, both of Waterloo,
Iowa; daughters Connie
Rodseth of Layton, Utah, and
Brenda Criss of Avon Park;
sister Blanche 'Brantley of
Avon Park; and grandchil-
dren Brice Wiggins of New
Hampshire and Shania
Wiggins of Bartow.
There are no services
planned at this time.



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Wauchula



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Over The Fence


By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


More About the Advantages of Living in Wauchula
When I wrote about the advantages of living in Wauchula last
week, it made me think of another experience that demonstrated
this.
As I mentioned before, I have always been short on organiza-
tional skills, sb it is not unusual for me to show up and not have
everything I need to get a transaction completed in a timely man-
ner.
Two weeks ago I was walking from the Java Cafe to my office,
and I stopped at the Tax Collector's office here in Wauchula to ask
about tags. It reminded me, specifically, of a time I went into that
office to buy a tag for a 14-foot utility trailer. The lady asked me if
I had an ID, and I told her I didn't have it with me. She said, "Well,
we'll see what we can do." Then she turned around and asked one
of the other ladies who knew me, "Is he who he says he is?" and


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


FUN AT NATURE FEST
I arrived early to beat the rush. Still I had to wait in line at the
gate. When the gateman gave me my door-prize ticket, I asked him
if many people had already arrived. He glanced at his notebook,
then looked back at me.
"You're the 434th vehicle to come through the gate this morn-
ing," he said.
I looked at my watch. It was 8:18.
"Also," he added, "almost 200 people camped last night.
Looks like we're gonna have a good turnout."
As I drove on into the park, the large grassy field to my right
between the road and Lake 1 resembled the midway at the County
Fair what with all the tents, exhibits, smoke, smells, sounds and
people. I drove on to the end of the lake and parked in another field
near a long line of boat trailers. I found out later 39 boats had been
registered in the adult fishing tournament.
There are four lakes in Hardee Lakes Park. Lakes 3 and 4 were
for adults, but plenty of grownups accompanied children along the
banks of Lakes 1 and 2. Two hundred-twenty children entered the
tournament.
The south side of Lake 1 narrows into a long finger with a
dock, like a long fingernail, at the end. Fishermen fished from the
dock and lined both banks. As I walked along the bank observing
the action, 10-year-old Andrea Crawford reeled in a 9-oz. sunshine
bass. When her father, Dale, got the fish off the hook, he grinned.
"This is great stuff for the kids," he declared.
As Andrea walked around the finger of the lake to the bank on
the other side to weigh in her catch, 12-year-old Bryan Conrad
landed a 1-lb. 9-oz. walking catfish. A few feet from Bryan, a few
minutes later, 8-year-old Jordan Chancey won an impressive battle
with a 5-lb. 2-oz. bass, which turned out to be the biggest fish
caught all day in either tournament.
After a while I walked back around the lake and out across the
field toward the midway. All the exhibits were set up in the middle
of the field in front of the lake in a big egg-shaped circle, all facing
the center. There were the Manatee Red Cross, Payne's Creek,
Mosaic, Hardee Rotary Club, Florida Council on Crime &
Delinquency, Kayton Nedzi's Outdoor Classroom, Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission, Papa John's Jumbo Boiled
Peanuts, New Orleans Snow-Balls, Kettle Corn Country and on
and on, and all around to Bass Tubbs of Oklahoma.
Bass Tubbs of Oklahoma is a high, 34-foot-long glass aquari-
um filled with 5,000 gallons of water and stocked with big-
mouthed black bass. Professional bass fisherman Keith Johnson
climbed a ladder to the top of the aquarium and gave a 30-minute
demonstration of casting techniques while tossing out nuggets of
wisdom in the art of bass fishing that any fishing enthusiast would
fight for.
Near Bass Tubbs stood the Big Top, a huge tent under which
people crowded to get out of the sun, eat and listen to music. A
group of Polk County kids called Blue Mountain Grass, ranging in
age from 12 to 18, played bluegrass music. Instruments included
guitars, a mandolin, banjo, fiddle and a stand-up bass. Multi-tal-
ented musicians, they switched instruments between almost every
song.
When I exited the park at 12:50, I stopped at the gate to see
how many vehicles had come in now.
"One thousand, one hundred and sixty-nine," said the gate-
man. "And they're still coming!"
A good turnout indeed.


PHOTOS BY CHIP BALLARD
Children, and watchful adults, line the banks of the lakes
where 220 young anglers competed in a fishing tourna-
ment during the county's annual Nature Fest at Hardee
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she identified me.
If that had been during the time we lived in Manatee County,
I would have been told to go home, get the ID, then to come back
and stand at the end of the line (which included at least 35 people).
Then the lady in the Wauchula office asked, "Do you have
proof of insurance?" I told her I didn't have that with me either, so
she asked me which insurance company I used. I told her I thought
it was the old Revell agency. She just picked up the telephone,
called the agency and promptly established proof of insurance. If
that had been Manatee County, it would have meant another trip to
the end of the line.
Then, that wonderful, patient, home-town lady asked for a
copy of my vehicle registration. When I told her I didn't think I had
one, she asked patiently, "Can you describe the vehicle?" I told her
it was a 14-foot utility trailer that was built by Laron Patterson in
Zolfo Springs. It was a trailer that we usually just loaned to any-
body in town who needed to haul stuff. Actually, we only used it
about every six months or so.


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She went to the computer again and found the utility trailer
information. It is doubtful I would have ever obtained a tag in
Manatee County no matter how many times I went or how long 1;
stood in line.
I am not telling this story to let you know how I behaved in the
tag office. I am just explaining why it is another incredible advan-
tage of living in a small community like Wauchula, where people
know you. The people in public service here will go out of their
way to do anything, anytime, to help any of us reach our objective.
And in Hardee County, we don't have to spend a lot of time at the
end of a line.
I had some late breaking news this week that I would like to
share with you. I am going to be a Granddaddy x 2. My youngest
daughter, Genie, left an ultrasound report on my desk showing two
little round blotches on a blue background, labeled Baby 1 and
Baby 2. It means I am going to be the grandfather of identical twin
boys. I was overwhelmed with that at first, but Genie and Gabriel
are young, and, of course, they will be able to handle it.


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Letter To Editor

Sheriff Candidate Wanted
Budget Information Faster


Dear Editor:
On January 16, 2008, we
began requesting a copy of the
sheriff's budget and payroll sta-
tistics. The first production ren-
dered from the sheriffs' office
was an 81/2 x 11 piece of paper
depicting only revenues and
expenses being listed in total.
The data didn't even exceed
half of a page of paper. ,
That was my first indication
that the current sheriff's admin-
istration might be engaging in a
less than ethical manner. After a
number of follow-up requests
with negative results, I had to
put Sheriff Cogburn on notice
that his actions were in direct
violation with Florida criminal
law. I outlined the specific
statute requiring him to provide
full disclosure of these public
record documents.
The sheriff was given a rea-
sonable amount of time to com-
ply with my lawful directive.
Shortly thereafter, Sheriff
Cogburn apparently decided to
push the envelope in an attempt
to stall by responding with an "I
don't know what you want"
kind of reply.
My follow-up letter to him
was written in a manner consis-
tent with simplicity. Finally on
May 5, 2008, the sheriff's office
complied and sent the requested
documents. It took them almost
four months to produce the pub-
lic record documents!
As a seasoned chief exe-
cuive, I know exactly what to
look for and how to read
between the lines of financial
documents. After analyzing his
payroll statistics and budgets, I
know why the sheriffs' adminis-
tration went through so much
trouble to throw me off course.
It has become quite apparent
that the business practice-of this


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000143
DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
LEHMAN BROTHERS - STRUC-
TURED ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION SASCO 2007-
BC3,
Plaintiff,
vs.-
DON HUNT, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated May
19, 2008 and entered in Case No.
25-2008-CA-000143 bf the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTH-
ERS - STRUCTURED ASSET
SECURITIES CORPORATION
SASCO 2007- BC3, is the Plaintiff
and DON HUNT; TENANT #1
N/K/A ALICE LEE 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
11:00AM on the 11 day of June,
2008, the following described
property as set forth In said Final
Judgment:
THE WEST 35 FEET OF
LOT 9 AND 10 AND THE
EAST 16 FEET OF LOT 11
AND 12, BLOCK 1,
WAUCHULA VILLAS SUB-
DIVISION, A SUBDIVISION
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 10, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 703 SUMMIT
STREET E, WAUCHULA, FL
33873
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.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court May 19, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-


abilities needing a special
accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact
the individual 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 pro-
ceeding. If hearing Impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
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administration is questionable
at best! Every tax payer of
Hardee County should request
copies of his payroll statistics
and budgets for the past three
years.
Over the course of the next
few weeks, I will submit paid
political advertisements to
highlight the hot spots and
bring to your attention the dra-
matic waste of our tax dollars.
The capricious and arbitary dis-
bursement of funds that I have
uncovered will raise your eye-
brows to new heights!
Thomas Santarlas (R)
Riverview, FL
Candidate for Hardee Sheriff
2008

Sheriff's Response to "Letter
to the Editor'
I recieved Mr. Santarla's first
request on March 24, 2008 not
on January 16, I responded by
letter three days later, asking for
clarification of the dates. In
response to the comment, "I
don't know what you want"
kind of reply a copy of that let-
ter is provided below.
Mr. Santarlas responded
again by letter, and it was
recieved by the Sheriff's Office
on April 7, with the- clarifica-
tions of. his request. Our
Financial Director made copies
of the requested records and
compiled reports that Mr.
Santarlas had requested. Mr.
Santarlas was notified by mail
two days later, April 9, that the
information he had requested
was ready and upon reciept of
payment of $8.74 for copies and
postage, the information would
be sent to him.
Mr. Santarlas waited until
April 30, 21 days later, to
respond. Again by letter, at
which time he sent a check for
the payment of records and the
documents were sent to him on
May 5.
From the time of his first
request on March 24 to May 5
was 43 days. During that time
Mr. Santarlas waited 21 days
from the time the documents
were completed to the date that
he forwarded the necessary fees
to recieve them.
Mr. Santarlas has never made
personal contact with myself or
my Financial Director to ask
questions qr for any clarifica-
tions on any of the Sheriff's
Office operational or budgetary
spending.
I feel that it is dishonest for
Mr. Santarlas to make slander-
ous accusations without all the
facts being presented.
All candidates should be held
to the highest standard of truth-
fulness, and one of the best
ways to judge is from their past
professional careers. After
doing a public records request
on Mr. Santarlas' short career as
a deputy with the Polk County
Sheriff's Office, I find it very
disturbing that he resigned from
that position while under inves-
tigation for misuse of official
position which was substantiat-
ed and untruthfulness, copies of
which are public Record and
available through the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
J. Loran Cogburn Sheriff

March 27, 2008

Thomas E. Santarlas
Post Office Box 1812
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Dear Sir,

This is to acknowledge the
receipt of your request for pub-
lic records. We will be happy to
comply with your request, how-
ever we need you to be more
specific in your request.
The request for the 2006 bud-
get is that the 05/06 budget or
the 06/07 budget? The same
question applies for 2007 and
2008. Are the salaries for fiscal
year or calendar year?
You may call my finance offi-
cer, Donna McCleskey and
clarify these requests through
her. She can be reached at the
number listed above, extension
214.
Sincerely,
J. Loran Cogburn, Sheriff
Hardee County, Florida


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tains, rivers and woods, but it
is a principle; and patriotism
is loyalty to that principle.
--George William Curtis

There are those, I know,
who will say that the libera-
tion of humanity, the freedom
of man and mind, is nothing
but a dream. They are right.
It is the American dream.
-Archibald MacLeish


How To Talk To
Your Children
A workshop for parents on
how to communicate with
your teens and pre-teens
about drugs, alcohol, smok-
ing and sex will be the focus
of a comedic workshop at
Hardee Junior High School
auditorium tonight (Thurs-
day) at 7.
Keith Deltano will use
humor to give sound advice
to parents. There will also be
nine $50 gas cards raffled
off. Only parents should
attend. There will be no child
care, so do not bring chil-
dren.

Deadlines Early
For Holiday
The Herald-Advocate is
among the many govern-
mental and private offices
which will be closed on
Monday in observance of
Memorial Day.
Political ads for candidates
will be due in our office by 2
p.m. tomorrow (Friday). All
general and sports news
items are due by 5 p.m.
tomorrow. All other deadlines
remain unchanged.

Register Now
For Youth Day
The first-ever Youth Field
Day will be held at the Range
Cattle Research & Education
Center in Ona on Thursday,
June 12, beginning at 8:30
a.m.
The day will include speak-
ers, a field tour, demonstra-
tions and a lunch. The Youth
Field Day is suitable for
youngsters 8 and up, and will
become an annual event.
Registration deadline is May
30. Call 735-1314 or e-mail
ona@ifas.ufl.edu.







THURSDAY. MAY 22
'Hardee County School
Board, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula,
workshop on health insur-
ance, 4 p,m. and regular
meeting, 5 p.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, farm-worker hous-
ing workshop, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6 p.m

VHardee Teen Pregnancy
and Drug Prevention Al-
liance, parent workshop,
Hardee Junior High, 2401
U.S. 17 North, Wauchula, 7
p.m.


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WHEN FRIENDS HURT YOUR FEELINGS
Q: I have a friend who is always cutting me down. Every
time I am around her, she has something negative to say about
me or what I am wearing. Tl'" really hurts. What can I do?
Should I tell her that her remai..n hurt my feelings or just keep
quiet?
Signed, Sad

A: First, I would like to address the fact that a true friend
would be there to uplift you. I do not think I would want to hang
out with someone who felt she had to critique me'all the time. That
isn't the quality of a true friend.
But, you should not take the criticism personally.
A lot of times a person who is always looking for the negative
in everything is not happy with herself. She usually cannot deal
with her own inadequacies, so she finds it easier to point out yours.
So, your friend may be handling some underlined problem of her
own by cutting you down.
Now, do not get me wrong. Some corrective criticism is
healthy, and we all want to know if something doesn't match or our
makeup is smeared. We all need our own personal Simon Cowell
at times.
What you are explaining is more than that. You should not
have to feel belittled all the time. This is not healthy for your own
self-esteem.
If you love your friend, then you may need to gently explain
to her that the criticism hurts your feelings and if it continues you
may want to separate yourself from her.
Years ago, there was someone who was close to me I really
enjoyed hanging out with. The only problem was, she felt a respon-
sibility to share her dreams with me. The dreams were usually very
frightening and involved me and my family.
My friend felt they were warnings sent by God to protect me.
But, the dreams really bothered me and would breed fear in my
spirit. At times I would change my weekend plans because of them,
taking heed of the warning. In a weird way they were controlling
my life.
I prayed about it and this Scripture came to me: "For I have not
given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind."
I knew God was not using those dreams to protect or warn me, but
the devil was using them to keep me in bondage of fear.
So, one day I nicely asked my friend to keep her dreams to her-
self. I told her how they really bothered me. Never again did she
feel the responsibility to share them with me. By being honest, I
saved a good friendship. For a while I had not wanted to go around
her, and that is what will happen to you if you are not careful.
Let me suggest you pray before you approach your friend.


Ask God to prepare her heart to receive your words in love. If you
are honest and she still gets angry, then you may want to find a new
friend, one who will respect you, build you up and support your
decisions.
A true friendship is rare and worth working out. So, do not
give up until you feel you have done all you can to save what you
have. But there are times when we have to cut the string, count the
loss and move on.
Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
vahoo.com or P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873. You can also
visit Penny Johnson's Web site at www.pennyjohnson.net or watch
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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended May 15, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,680, com-
pared to 6,909 last week and 7,731 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were unevenly steady,
feeder steers and heifers under 500 lbs. were steedy, over 500 lbs.
1.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 118.00-152.50;
300-400 lbs., 107.00-130.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-116.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-136.00;
300-400 lbs., 87.00-110.00; and
400-500 lbs., 87.00- 99.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 47.00-
56.00.


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade
74.00.

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GRAND OPENING - Giovanni's Main Street Kitchen will
be hosting a grand opening of this new Italian restaurant on
Saturday at 221 W. Main St. in Wauchula.
Giovanni's is owned and operated by Blanca Molinaro, Terry
Atchley and manager Jose Molinaro. The restaurant will be open
daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
The owners promise a unique menu of Italian and American
cuisine, plus an authentic brick oven for pizzas. Giovanni's offers
cozy dining-room service, or dine in the comfort of your own
home. For take-out, call Giovanni's at 767-5300.

CLEAN UP! - Need a hand cleaning up? Can't seem to find
time to tidy your workplace? Christy's Cleaning Service Inc. has
the tools and dedication to get your place looking spic and span.
Owner Christy Brown, along with co-workers Kimme
Albritton and Amanda Singleton, recently started this new business
and now offers cleaning services to both Hardee and DeSoto coun-
ties.
Christy's Cleaning Service is not a maid service, which means
it does not specialize in laundry, cooking or other household needs.
Their services are available for commercial, residential, new con-
struction, sales and rentals.
Prices vary depending on the type of job and how long the
cleaning project will take. Cleaners are available for a one-time
clean, weekly or monthly. Those who need the cleaning service for
a long period of time can receive discounts when they sign a con-
tract with Christy's Cleaning Service.
For more information and free estimates on prices, call Brown
at (863) 235-1495.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Savannah Faircloth at 773-3255 with your business news.

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PAGE ONE


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A peaking plant designed to
provide a simple or combined
cycle electric power was given
first nod on Thursday.
Sitting in its role as a zoning
board, the Hardee County
Commission approved a Major
Special Exception and a waiver
of wetlands setbacks and build-
ing height for the proposed
Clean Energy LLC plant.
The plant would be built on
366 acres on the west side of
CR 663 North, about one-quar-
ter mile from the Polk County
line. Power would be generat-
ed using turbine generators
fueled by natural gas, with No.
2 distillate oil as a secondary
fuel.
When used as a combined-
cycle unit, waste heat from the
turbines would generate steam
for additional energy produc-
tion.
Clean Energy was granted a
three-year Special Exception
because it expects to take 18 to
24 months to obtain all the nec-
essary state and federal permits


for air quality, envir
resources, water use,
ter management,
wastewater, and dredg
operations.
During construction
300 workers would b
depending on Phase
cycle or Phase II. Ex
be on-line by 2013, th
cycle plant would req
a dozen full-time
while the combined-c
might need up to t\
workers on shifts for
operation.
John Ellis, of Clea
said the plant is needed
Both Tampa Electric
ergy and Seminole
Richard Midulla pi
adjacent facilities, acce
ural gas pipelines and
for available back-up
Ellis explained that
Power Plant on the
Green Road is also
plant but has contrL
Progress Energy to p
back-up power.
The location for the
new plant is on lan
mined by CF Indu


Power Plant


In 1912, Massachusetts passed the first minimum wage law in the United States.
James Polk, the llth President, was the first not to seek re-election after a complete first term.

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Knowledgeable Trusted Committed


Mining Issues Reviewed


Proposed
onmental includes 60.2 acres of uplands,
stormwa- 40.5 acres of forested and
industrial herbaceous wetlands and 265.3
e and fill acres of clay settling pond,
some reclaimed as pastureland,
n 100 to a small oak hammock of live
e needed, and laurel oaks, and a small
I simple pine flatwoods of slash pine
pected to with an understory of saw pal-
le simple- metto, gallberry, wax myrtles
uire up to and grasses.
workers, There is a 14-acre reclaimed
ycle plant settling pond area now func-
wo dozen tioning as a freshwater marsh
r 24-hour with Carolina willow, wax
myrtle and saltbush. Other wet-
r Energy, land areas, not disturbed by
d "today." mining, are a mixture of mature
's Inven- hardwood and coniferous trees
Electric and similar underbrush.
ant have A variance to disturb about
ess to nat- 17 acres of wetlands for site
Ithe need construction and rail connec-
power. tions was granted, along with a
Vandolah variance to the 35-foot height
Ona-Fort limits. Turbine, stacks could be
a peaking as high at 160-165 feet, similar
acts with to what the nearby facilities
provide its have. Noise will be mitigated
by enclosing the turbine units in
proposed sound attenuating enclosure, so
d already a noise variance will not be
istries. It needed.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the third in a four-part
series on proposed mining on
the east side of the Peace River,
leading up to the June 5 hear-
ing by the Planning & Zoning
Board and Hardee County
Commission. Last week's
installment was on clay settling
ponds and aquifer impacts.
THE PEACE RIVER
There's been a lot in the news
lately about the more-than-two-
year drought. The state Legis-
lature has allowed $15 million
for water resource recovery in
West-Central Florida and other
ways to increase availability of
water. In addition, Wauchula's
millions of gallons of treated
wastewater are no longer going
into the Peace River, further
lowering its levels.
That was among the issues
discussed in the recent mining
hearings. Characteristic of com-
ments from out-of-county resi-
dents was that of Ruth Bromley
of Charlotte County, who said
she "and hundreds of people
downstream will be recipients
of your decision." She said min-
ing destroys the land and water
resources.
Kristi Patel of Bartow, said
she is concerned about "the loss
of truth. The cost of the loss of
integrity is damage to the Peace
River watershed. Charlotte
County has put its money where
its mouth is and spent $9 mil-
lion in opposing mining that
affects the Peace River and its
tributaries."
Gary Uebelhoer countered
for Mosaic Mining that the
Peace River is consistently
lower than in years past. "The
driver of that is rainfall, which
has decreased significantly in
the last 30 years."
Hardee County resident Patty
Murray Showed slides of the
Polk County damages and
standing water which can't get
into the Floridan aquifer. Most


of those were from mining in
the pre-mandatory reclamation
era, when.gypsum stacks were
left all over the land.
Hydrologist and ecologist Dr.
Sydney Bacchus, of Athens,
Ga., said there needed to be a
cumulative study of the adverse
impacts to the Peace River
watershed, not only in the Fort
Meade mine extension, but
other mining which impacts the
river's flow. She said decreased
river flow caused vegetative
stress and premature decline of
marshes and herbaceous wet-
lands.
Bacchus said the headwaters
of Horse Creek and the Payne
Creek State Park already show
effects due to dewatering.
Arcadia resident Bryan
Fickner said county residents
expect the county "to protect
their water and environment on
a long-term basis and not allow
irreversible damage to be done.
You need to protect that critical
resource, water."
WETLAND IMPACTS
The county Mining Depart-
ment report specifics that flood-
prone areas will be protected.
"In order to protect the natural
function of the 100-year flood-
way of the Peace River, Horse
Creek, Charlie Creek and Payne
Creek, a setback from the banks
of the waterways iS hereby
established.
"The county shall prohibit all
development within jurisdic-
tions wetlands unless appropri-
ate mitigation is provided con-
sistent with Federal and State
regulations. When mitigation is
approved, wetlands shall be
replaced with the same type and
form that perform the same
function as the wetland lost to
development. All proposed im-
pacts to waterways or other sur-
face waters are to be mitigated
with the creation of a like
amount of mean annual flood-
plain storage as currently
exists."


This advertisement paid for by the committee to Elect Gary S. Moore Superintendent of Hardee County Schools,
Democrat. Todd Durden, Campaign Treasurer


The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Mosaic will not mine in the
25-year floodplain of regional-
ly significant watercourses.
There will not be any distur-
bance of the Peace River Flood
Plain or flowways.
The waters of all natural and
manmade streams will be mon-
itored week at the point of exit
and entry. The Peace River and
Little Charlie Creek are the
only regionally significant
watercourse in the vicinity of
the area to be mined.
With the exception of infra-
structure crossings, Mosaic will
leave all portions of the flood-
plain undisturbed. There will be
two crossings of Little Charlie
SCreek, one crossing each of
Lake Dale and Parker Branches
and one crossing of an unnamed
tributary adjacent to CR 664
(County Line Road).
The number of stream cross-
ing are minimized and selected
to co-locate with state east-west
and north-south transportation
corridors.
Otherwise, a 2,100-acre cor-
ridor along the Peace River,
Little Charlie Creek will be
undisturbed and remain with a
perpetual conservation ease-
ment.

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church events and military
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Forms are available at our
office. For engagements
and weddings, a photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
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will be limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Ruben Castillo
Ruthy Crespo & Ruben

Castillo Are Married


Ruth Crespo of Wauchula
became the bride of Ruben Ruiz
Castillo of Port Charlotte on
May 2.
The bride is the daughter of
Carmen Silva of Puerto Rico.
The groom is the son of
Marcela Castillo of Mexico.
The couple exchanged mar-
r1age vows in an afternoon cer-
emony at the Hardee County
Courthouse. Officiating was
Norma M. Juarez.



'Transformers'

Party Held For
7th Birthday
Nicholas Ryan Cunningham,
the son of Kelley and Teresa
Cunningham, turned 7 years old
on April 28.
He celebrated with a birthday
party at his Wauchula home.
Theme for the occasion was
Transformers.
Guests were served pizza,
cake and root-beer floats.
Joining in the celebration
were family members and
friends.


Standing as witnesses for the
couple were Sandra Hernandez
and Damian Jackson, both of
Wauchula.
A wedding reception fol-
lowed at the couple's Wauchula
home. Family members and
friends attended.
The newlyweds took a hon-
eymoon trip to Clearwater
Beach.
They are making their home
in Wauchula.


Party Held
For Kiara
Coronado
Kiara Nicole Coronado, the
daughter of Kimberly W. and
Juan Coronado Jr. of Wauchula,
turned 5 years old on April 13.
,She celebrated with a birth-
day party n" S.ajurd.iy, April 5,
.at Paynes Creek Historic, State
Park in Bowling Green. Theme
for the occasion was Hannah
Montana.
Guests were served hamburg-
ers, hot dogs, chips and birth-
day cake.


Burruses Celebrate

Golden Anniversary


Karen Cresswell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Victor B.
Cresswell of East Moline. Ill.,
became the bride of Charles R.
Burrus, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William J.B. Burrus of
Springfield, Ill., on Palm
Sunday, March 30, 1958, at the
United Methodist Church in
East Moline.
On March 29 of this year,
Karen and Charles Burrus cele-
brated their 50th wedding
anniversary at the home of their
oldest son, Mark. The gala
event began when a "golden"
luxury car arrived at their home
to begin their "golden" evening.
They were surprised when
they arrived at their destination
and were greeted by their five
children and spouses: mark and
Debbie Burrus of Wauchula,
Ben and Robyn Norris of Zolfo
Springs, John and Susan
Prestridge of Brandon, Chris
and Deleace Burrus of
Bradenton, and Kathy McCray
of Fort Rucker, Al.,whose hus-
band, Tim, was unable to attend
because he is presently in the
Army stationed in Korea.
The couple. were escorted
into the great room, where they
were greeted by all 11 of their
grandchildren: Christie and
Matt Burrus; Courtney, Kara
and Garrett Norris; Brandon
and Brooke Prestidge; Amanda
and Nicholas Burrus; and
Ashley and Zachary McCray.
Everyone viewed a video pre-
sentation of highlights of their
life together along with the
many places they vacationed,
including their trips to Disney
World (a favorite weekend des-
tination), Alaska, Hawaii,
Germany, Italy and France.
After a brief pause for hours


d'oeuvres. the couple played a
special "golden" version of
"Deal or No Deal." During the
game, the Burruses \\ere given
opportunities to- win different
items, such as a signed greeting
card from President and Mrs.
Bush, a golden picture frame,
and crystal goblets.
The game was paused and the
couple were led to the lanai,
decorated to look like Tavern on
the Green. Fifty floating can-
dles had been placed on the sur-
face of the pool to help cele-
brate the happy occasion
A meal consisting of mixed
salad greens with balsamic
vinaigrette, prime rib marinated
in Merlot wine sauce, twice-
baked potatoes, fresh green
beans with pearl onions and
warm garlic bread was served.
The highlight of the evening
was the completion of the "Deal
or No Deal" game. The couple
had won an all-expense-paid
trip to Charleston, S.C. They
stayed at the historic district at
the French Quarter Inn, dined at
the Peninsula Grill and took a
tour of Charleston and sur-
rounding plantations and forts.
The Burruses lived in
Wauchula for 27 years and their
children are all graduates of
hardee Senior High School. She
taught fifth grade in Hardee
County for 23 years, and he
served as band director and
choir director at Hardee High,
and was a business owner in
Hardee County for a number of
years.
In 2004, the Burruses moved
to the Country Club of Sebring,
where they currently reside.
Both are presently teaching at
Lake Placid Middle School in
Highlands County.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Burruses on their wedding day in 1958.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Burruses today.


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Mija, it's been a year now that you came into my life.
Even though the good Lord only allowed you to stay
here on earth for a few days, you touched more lives
in just a few days than I have in 28 years. The day you
left to your new home in Heaven, I thought that I was
going to lose it. Even now, when I'm working, driving,
or in my room watching TV, I start looking at your pic-
tures and start thinking about you, I just break down
and start crying, cause it hurts so much inside. There
are times that your brother tells me, "Daddy, Jalyssa
Reigh is Jesus' angel, she's in heaven, I saw her fly-
ing around". I'm so close to breaking down, but I
gotta be strong for J.P Only if the Lord would allow
me to hold, kiss and hug you one last time, I would
never let you go. There's times I just sit down and
think to myself if it wasn't for J.P I would of gave up on
life a long time ago. There's so much pain and anger
inside of me, but I don't know how and who to talk to,
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and not you. This month has been so, so hard on me
and your mother. Mija, you will never be forgotten.
One day we will see each other again.
Happy 1st Birthday
Jalyssa Reigh Villarreal
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

MAKING CHOICE A HABIT
Often when I begin a day, I cup my hands, palms up, and ask
the Lord to take my life this day and do with it whatever He sees
fit.
I do not consider this a necessity. I believe I am just as much
a Christian before as I am afterward. I do not think of it as a rite or
ceremony. I don't think it has any merit in itself.
So, why dp I do it? Here are five reasons:
1.) I want to renew my commitment to the Lord, taking
into account the challenges that are before me, a combination of
test and trials I've never faced before.
2.) I want the daily practice of making godly decisions. I
know I need the discipline and assistance of habit in my fight
against evil. Bad habits make this fight harder than it needs to be.
Good habits support me.
3.) I want to "put to death the deed of the body" (Romans
8:13). My flesh is as weak as anyone else's. It is lazy, presumptive,
self-centered. It has no interest in God. I want to use my will to
deny it. I want to choose God again and again as my Creator and
Commander-in-Chief. I am not simply in His service. I belong to
Him!
4.) I want to maintain an eternal perspective. It is all to
easy to wake up and plunge into the thousand-and-one details of
my earthly existence. I want to remember that my life here on Earth
is very short. I want to keep focused on the fact that I am here to
fulfill a destiny and to please the One who has given me life, sal-
vation and a sacred mission to live the Gospel.
5.) I am reminded that when I commit my life to God
wholeheartedly, He bears responsibility for me. That is a weight I
do not have to bear.
I am responsible to listen and obey, but I no longer have to try
to make my life significant. That is God's business, if He would
have me speak, He must communicate His will and give me what
to say. If He wants me to sit quietly and wait, that's fine, too.
We do not add anything to God when we do our duty. We only
do what is appropriate and wise.


Chad Douglas

Graduates

From Warner
Chad Douglas of Wauchula
graduated from Warner
Southern College on Saturday,
May 3.
He earned a bachelor's degree
in organizational management.
Douglas is a 1994 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School. He
is currently employed by the
city of Wauchula at its water
treatment plant.
He is the son of Johnny
Douglas and Jackie Kelly, both
of Wauchula.


I -We Are


Douglas


Proud Of You-
Albert and Patty Juarez fell in
love with the Lord Jesus Christ
aboutfour years ago. During
S this time Patty has been healed
of an incurable disease of 11
1/2 years called Reflex
Sympathic Nerve Disorder and
is preparing to enter
nursing school (LPN). Albert i
holding, in the picture, his
ministerial license received
from Central Bible College
International where he has
attended for three years. They
are both members of Florida's
First Assembly of God.
-Janie


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Help Old Friends


ONE BLUE, TWO PINKS


Mr. and Mrs. Philip "Andy"
Smith, Wauchula, a six pound
nine ounce daughter, Sandra
Marie, born Feb. 26, 2008,
Catawba Valley Medical
Center, Hickory, N.C. Mrs.
Smith is the former Ashley
Platt. Maternal grandparents are
Scott and Missy Williams, Vale,
N.C. Maternal great-grandpar-
ent is Sue Langford of Vale,
N.C. Paternal grandparents are
Philip and Sandra Smith of
Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandparents are Lawrence
Smith Sr. of Wauchula and the
late Helen Smith, and the late
H.L. "Boy" and Marie Herrin.


William Henderson and
Jessica Taylor, a 6 pound 15
ounce son, Brandon Wyatt
Taylor-Henderson, born May 1,
2008, Florida Hospital Heart-
land, Sebring. Maternal grand-
parents are Donna King, and
Donald and Lizanna Woods, all
of Wauchula. Maternal great-
grandparents are Bill and Mary
Taylor of Bowling Green.
Paternal grandparents are David
and Lori Henderson of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal great-grand-
parents are Jake and Dorothy
Ehling of Wauchula.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johns,
Ona, a six pound 13 ounce
daughter, Savanna Marie, born
May 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


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NEW ZION BAPTIST
CHURCH outside Ona is cele-
brating its 42nd Homecoming
on Sunday, with the Rev.
Dennis Schank as the guest
speaker at the morning 11
o'clock service. There will be
no evening service.
Rev. Stephen Darley and the
congregation invite you to join
them. Leon Stephens will pre-
sent the special music and there
will be dinner on the grounds.
For more information, call the
church at 735-0123.
CHRISTIAN HOME
FREEWILL BAPTIST
CHURCH will present the
Holy City Quartet in concert on
Sunday, beginning at 10:30
a.m., after the early fellowship
time at the church at 1125 U.S.
17 South, Bartow.
The tight harmony group fea-
tures lead singer Mike Bolin,
baritone Gene Haseslden, tenor
Mark McPherson and bass
Mark Fink. For more informa-
tion, call the church at 863-533-
4734.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

Anyone who says you can't
see a thought simply doesn't
know art.
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I've always felt that a person's
intelligence is directly reflect-
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entertain simultaneously on
the same topic.
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Learning is not attained by
chance, it must be sought for
with ardor and diligence.
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Nineteen men and women
who worked all their lives
deserve your help.
They are the residents of
Resthaven, the assisted living
facility about 10 miles east of
Wauchula.
There they have as much a
home setting as is possible for
someone no longer able to man-
age a home and live alone.
Sixteen round-the-clock em-
ployees ensure their safety, and
provide nutritious meals, laun-
dry and housekeeping services.
A beautician/barber comes
weekly.
In addition, there is a variety
of activities, an ice cream social
for those having birthdays that
month. There are an exercise
class; Sunday services and twg_
Bible studies during the week;
movies on Thursday nights,
bingo or card games on Fridays.
They can go to town biweek-
ly to see a performance at City
Hall, dine out, shop, whatever.
Staff takes them to the doctor,
and orders and picks up their
medications.
Resthaven is grateful for
those who help provide activi-


ties and offer other support to
the three men and 16 women
who reside there and those who
come only for the day program.
Administrator Tina LeConte
says there are many dedicated
people who have helped their
elders residing there.
However, increased fuel
costs, and other downturns in
the economy, continue to erode
the dollars the non-for-profit
organization receives. LeConte
mentions two needs: financial
donations to help defray operat-
ing expenses; and volunteers to
spend time visiting with resi-
dents and giving them an
opportunity to talk with an
interested person.
Contributions are tax
deductible and can be sent to
Resthaven, 298 Resthaven
Road, Zolfo Springs, 33890.
Bring goodies, vegetables,
meats or other items for the res-
idents. Clothing, such as socks
and underwear are always need-
ed.
Call LeConte at 773-6000
and arrange a visit or drop by
on your way to or from the
Lemon Grove area.


Drama And Bible School


One church is taking a
unique approach for its Bible
School session this year.
Children from age 2 through
sixth grade will have the chance
to learn about drama and per-
form in a play at the end of the
week.
From June 9 to 13, Real Life
Church is offering Bible
School centered around drama
and the theater, along with the
crafts, stories and teaching ses-
sions. Several drama coaches
will be on hand for this "new
and fresh approach," said
Pastor Mike Graham this week.
There is no cost to attend


Bible School at the church at
3365 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green. It is about one mile
north of the college, and two
miles south of Bowling Green
on the west side of the highway.
The Big Boat Ride, a drama
built around the story of Noah's
Ark, will involve all the chil-
dren who have participated. It
will be presented on closing
night.
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and the church. For more infor-
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like this my neighbors certainly turned out in great numbers to
support me. I could never name each one; but I know everyone of
you and I am so grateful for your donations of cakes, selling of
tickets, the great cooks, and your labor of love for this project,
and especially for your prayers.

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supplies for the BBQ.
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The Herald-Advocate...

75 YEARS AGO
City Fixes Licenses On Beer
At $7.50 Flat: City Council held
a called meeting Monday night
with all members present and
fixed the fee Tor selling beer,
wine and fruit juices in the city
of Wauchula. A flat rate of
$7.50 for city licenses was set
by council with the passage of
Ordinance No. 184.

Tomato Season Ends And 84
Cars Shipped: Hardee County's
1933 tomato shipping season is
about over and more than 100
cars have been shipped, includ-
ing 84 cars from the Wauchula
market alone.

Joe Clark Is Named Florida
Legion Head: Joe Clark, St.
Petersburg attorney, on Sat-
urday was named state com-
mander of the Florida De-part-
ment of the American Legion at
the close of the 1933 conven-
tion in Havana, Cuba.

Erecting Class Room On
Agriculture Plot: A building
that will measure 28x28 feet is
now under construction on the
vocational agriculture tract in
Sunset Park, under supervision
of Professor C.E. Baggott,
Smith-Hughes teacher here.
The building will house a class-
room and his office, to be used
by Professor Baggot and his


vocational agriculture students.

Athletic Department Report
Is Good One: A report filed in
the office of County Super-
intendent T.E. Blackburn by
Business Manager J. Wallace
Smith of the Hardee County
High School athletic depart-
ment shows the receipts and
expenditures of the department
for the past season.

50 YEARS AGO
No New Polio Cases Here
This Week: No new cases of
polio were reported in Hardee
County this week, according to
the county Health Department,
giving rise to hope that the
county's epidemic has peaked
at fives cases.

Tomato And Cuke Prices
Drop Sharply: The market pic-
ture for Hardee County cucum-
ber and tomato growers was a
rather dark one this week as
prices declined sharply on both
commodities. Cukes fell to a
low $1 a bushel and tomatoes to
$1.25.

Flag Flies Over City Hall
Now In Wauchula: Wauchula's
City Hall has joined the Union
at last. The flag of the United
States is flying above it this
week. The City Hall, which has
been minus a flag and flagpole
since it was built, received the
formal recognition of its gov-
ernmental status Saturday.

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accept a similar position in
Manatee County. Dr. Joseph
Bennett, a general practitioner
from Arkansas, was introduced
to the county commissioners
Tuesday.

County Urged To Adopt
Reappraisal Plan For '59: A
reappraisal of all county proper-
ty and a re-evaluation of county
taxes is necessary to put Hardee
taxpayers on a fair and equal
basis, the Board of County
Commissioners learned this
week.

Rabies Shot Clinic Set For
May 31 In Wauchula: Wau-
chula's canine citizens will
have reason to howl next
Saturday. They're going to be
shot, but with a needle, not a
gun, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
not sunrise.

25 YEARS AGO
Commission Denies Request
For Prison: The County Com-
mission denied the Wauchula
Council's request to change the
land development code to allow
construction of a prison in the
county last Thursday. The com-
mission approved the Planning
& Zoning Board recommenda-
tion to deny the request.

6-Week Grading Periods
Reinstituted: The School Board
voted Monday to return the
county's four elementary
schools to a six-weeks grading
period. It further instructed the
school administration to look
into the possibility of finding
other computer services for the
junior high.

Farm Bureau Women Hold
Rummage Sale Saturday For
Shands Kidney Fund: The Har-
dee County Farm Bureau Wom-
en's Committee will be holding
a rummage sale this Saturday to
raise money for the Kidney
Fund at Shands Teaching
Hospital in Gainesville.

Wine Resigns Chamber Post:
Roy Wine resigned as executive
director of the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce effec-
tive Sunday, May 15. His near-
ly 15 months as executive
director of the chamber was
occasionally marked by contro-
versy.

Nettie Durrance Retires From
Bowling Green Elementary
Cafeteria: Nettie Durrance has
retired from the Bowling Green
Elementary cafeteria after 10
years of service. She was hon-
ored on April 19 with a retire-
ment party at her home school.
Durrance received a plaque
from the Florida School Food
Service and a beautiful crystal
bowl from her co-workers at the
cafeteria.

Cannon Has Built' Its
Reputation On Service: Cus-
tomer service, quality merchan-
dise and hard work are the
building blocks of a successful
business. And where better to
find building blocks than
Cannon Building Materials in
Wauchula? Founded by C.B.
Cannon in 1951, the family-
owned store in now run by
brothers Joe and Charles
Cannon.

10 YEARS AGO
Election Interest Starts
Heating Up: The 1998 election
year has ignited as eight candi-
dates have announced their
intentions to run for local
office. The official qualifying
period does not open until noon
on Monday. Up for grabs are
three School Board seats and
two slots on the County
Commission.

Graduation Ceremonies Fri-
day Night For Class of 1998:
Hardee Senior High School will
graduate its Class of 1998 in
commencement exercises to-
morrow night. With a graduat-


ing class of about 250, plenty of
proud spectators are expected to
be on hand as the processional
"Pomp and Circumstance"
plays.

BG Commission Refuses To
Support Detention Center:
About 85 people attended a
nearly four-hour public hearing
Monday night in Bowling
Green to hear pros and cons
about a proposed juvenile and
women's treatment center just
northwest of the city. The pro-
ject is planned on 393 acres
being donated by Cargill.

HHS Cheerleaders Go
Collegiate: The Hardee High
School cheerleaders will cheer
in a televised college football
game. The 'Cats cheerleaders
are one of just two Florida high
school squads selected to par-
ticipate in the halftime program
of the Collegiate Kickoff
Classic.

HHS Duo Seventh In State
Track: Hardee High School
may have sent a small number
to the state track meet but they
did exceedingly well. Juniors
Kristen Newsome and Mike
Richardson placed seventh in
their events at the Class 4A
state meet in Gainesville last
Thursday.
A Health Check On Hardee
County: After its first three
meetings, the newly-formed
Hardee County Ad Hoc Health
Committee has discovered
some strengths and weaknesses
in the way health care is provid-
ed in Hardee County. The com-
mittee was formed as a result of
discussion between the County
Commission and Florida
Hospital-Wauchula on indigent
health care funding.


Roll
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With three games between
them last week, the Dixie Boys
division is nearing season's
end.
There are only three games
this week remaining on the
schedule.
Last Monday's game was the
thriller of the week, with the
Florida Fertilizer Braves nip-
ping the BJD Excavating Red
Sox 12-11.
For the Braves, Justin Knight
banged a pair of doubles and
Vince Grimsley also doubled.
Carter Lambert, Dawson Craw-
ford, Wintz Terrell and Dylan
Farr each circled the bases
twice. Grimsley and Dalton
Rabon added solo scores. Also
contributing to the win were
Tyler Cloud, John Chason,
Justin Forrester and Sid Crews.
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the Red Sox and the Torrey
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and Tyler Dyal were all twin-
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Church League At Tourney Time


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The regular season has
ended.
And, the post-season single-
elimination tournament is near-
ly over, too.
It only remained for First
Christian and Bowling Green
Baptist to battle it out for the
tournament championship on
Tuesday night. Results were
unavailable at press time.
As the season ended on May
8, season results were about as
expected. First Christian led
Division A with a 12-1 record,
while St. Alfonso I topped
Division B at 11-2.
Last week's tournament
games saw one after the other
fall, leaving only two standing
at the end of the week.
Backtracking to the May 6
games, Field 3 had a couple of
blowouts. In the early game
First Christian downed New
Vision Worship Center 21-2. In
the late game, it was Northside
Baptist 34, Primera Mission
Bautista Hispana 12.
Billy Hernandez led First
Christian with a pair of homers,
one an in-the-park variety in
which he raced home. He col-
lected seven RBIs. Tony Smith
added a triple, double and sin-
gle.
Ronnie Hall and Eric
Mushrush were the only New
Vision players to make it all the
way home, although a half
dozen were stranded along the
way.
For Northside, Rob Davis
homered and doubled twice and
Randy Benton chipped in with a
homer and double among his
four hits and five RBIs. Reid
Benton and Davis each scored
five runs.
John McBride and Hamie
Martinez each doubled twice
for Primera. Simon Olvera and
Eric Mushrush joined them in
crossing home plate two times
apiece.
On Field 4, both games were
upsets. In the 6:45 tilt, St.
Alfonso II downed St. Michael
Catholic 22-7 and in the 8:15
game, Holy Child Catholic pre-
vailed 24-15 over St. Alfonso I.
Pete Deluna tripled and dou-
bled twice and Julian Garcia Jr.
doubled twice in pacing St.
Alfonso II. Rigo Briseno was
the only four-score batter.
Chad Clarke tripled and dou-
bled for St. Michael. He was the
only triple-tally batter., Erick
Virgile score twice and picked
up four RBIs.
Miguel Santoya led Holy
Child with a homer and pair of
doubles. Roy Santoyo, Sam
Rivera and Antonio Garcia each
put four runs on the board.
Tomas Trevino homered and
doubled and Eddie Strange dou-
bled twice for St. Alfonso I.
Felix Salinas was the only
three-score batter.
The regular season ended
with the May 8 games. On Field
4, Celebration opened with a
29-21 victory over Northside.
First Christian followed with a
17-12 win over Bowling Green.
Brad Rimes smacked a grand
slam and a three-run homer
among his four hits for



Th HrldAdoat8


Celebration, collecting seven
RBIs. Lee Valadez tripled and
doubled. Clint Hendry, Andrew
Hinojosa and Miguel Torres
each scored four times.
A Randy Benton homer and
doubles by Michael Dixon,
John Roberson, Jerry Albritton
and Davis highlighted the
Northside game. Albritton was
the only three-tally batter.
James Blum homered and
doubled three times for First
Christian. Aaron Nadaskay
added a homer and Justin
Battles both homered and dou-
bled. Nadaskay and Johnny
Obersky each circled the bases
three times.
Michael Mahoney homered
and doubled twice and Doug
also homered for Bowling
Green. Michael Carte, Doug
and Mahoney each touched
home plate twice.
On Field 3, the season ended
with a pair of closer encounters,
both won by St. Alfonso II. At
6:45, St. Alfonso II squeaked
past Holy Child 15-10. At 8:15,
St. Alfonso II won 23-15 over
Primera.
Roy Rodriguez tripled twice
and Strange and Garcia each
doubled twice for St. Alfonso II
in the early game. Rodriguez
and Javier Reyes each scored
three times.
For Holy Child, it was Rivera
and Alfonso Mier each stroking
a triple and a double. Rigo
Briones tripled twice. Rivera,
Briones and Miguel Santoyo
were all twin-tally batters.
In the nightcap, Rodriguez
doubled three times and put
three scores on the board for St.
Alfonso II. Bobby Flores joined
Briones in circling the bases
three times each.
McBride homered and dou-
bled for Primera. Olvera and
McBride each came around to
home plate three times. Andy
Yancey helped with three hits.
The post-season tournament
began last Tuesday with some
upsets. On Field 3, Bowling
Green eliminated St. Alfonso I
in a 35-15 marathon.
Doug slammed three home-
red and Blake Albritton doubled
twice for Bowling Green. In
the team win, Carte, Austin
Helms, Wally Helms and Paul
Roberts each crossed home
plate four times.
Dale Roberts hit the lone
homer for St. Alfonso I. He was
the only triple-score batter, with
Raul Garcia, Brent Gilliard,
Willie Dickerson and J.R. Bass
each coming home twice.
On Field 4, St. Michael beat
New Vision 25-6 in the early
game.
Osles Lazarre, Taiwan Perry
and Javis Parker each homered
for St. Michael. Jackson
Mosley was the only four-score
batter and Lazarre and Donald
White added three runs apiece.
Ricky Wiggins and Chris
Boyette were the only twin-
tally batters for New Vision.
Michael Richardson and Tyler
Richardson added the other
scores.
In the Field 4 nightcap, St.
Alfonso II with a 31-8 win
over Primera.
Reyes, Garcia and Deluna
each homered for St. Alfonso II.
Ernie Briseno tripled and dou-
bled twice. He scored five times
and Ramiro Hernandez and
Garcia added four tallies apiece.


Olvera paced Primera with
two doubles among his three
hits. He and McBride each pu'
three runs on the board.
On Field 3, First Christian
opened its bid for the champi-
onship with a 19-9 win over
Celebration.
Battles and Hernandez home-
red and Keith Nadaskay dou-
bled twice for First Christian.
Both Travis McClenithan and
Obersky tripled and doubled.
McClenithan was the only four-
tally batter.
Bill Anderson homered and
Valadez and Mahoney each
doubled for Celebration.
Valadez came around to cross
home plate four times.
The games last Thursday nar-
rowed the tournament field. On
Field 4, St. Alfonso II edged
Holy Child 16-14 in the 6:45
game.
Deluna homered and Strange
doubled twice to lead St.
Alfonso II. Leadoff batter
Hernandez was the only triple-
tally batter. Jesus Reyes, Javier
Reyes, Flores, Kersey and
Strange each added a pair of
scores.
Miguel Santoyo doubled
twice among his three hits for
Holy Child. Elias Ramirez,
Rivera and Mier each also dou-
bled. Ramirez was the only
three-tally batter, while Rivera,
Robbie Lee and Santoyo each
put two runs on the board.
In the Field 3 early game, St.
Michael beat Northside 13-6.
Eric Grace homered and dou-
bled and Mosley tripled and
doubled for St. Michael.
Mosley touched home four
times and Clarke added three
scores.
Robert Hinerman scored
twice and Travis Wiggins,
Roberson, Todd Rogers and
Brad Dixon each added a solo
tally for Northside.
In the final game on Field 3,
First Christian cruised past St.
Michael 23-1.
Battles homered and tripled
and Hernandez homered and
doubled for First Christian.
Blum, Hernandez and Battles
each circled the bases three
times.
Leadoff batter O.T. Baez was
the lone player to score for St.
Michael. He tripled and ran
home on a Mosley hit. Chris
Rich doubled.
On Field 4, Bowling Green
eliminated St. Alfonso II 26-9.
Wally Helms and son Austin
joined Carte, Doug and
Mahoney with homers for
Bowling Green. Wally Helms,
Carte and J.J. Johnston all dou-
bled twice and Mahoney dou-
bled and tripled.
Deluna homered, tripled and
doubled in nearly hitting for the
cycle for St. Alfonso II. Briseno
came around to score three
times and Garcia and Deluna
added twin tallies.
The tournament finale was
scheduled on Field 4 at 6:45
Tuesday.


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Jail Committee Formed


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A seven-man committee has
been named to study the Hardee
County Jail situation.
The committee was directed
to "look at every alternative
possible from using tents to
building a new facility, and
determine the costs of each."
On the committee are former
Sheriff Doyle Bryan, Commis-
sioner Bobby Ray Smith,
banker Rick Justice, current jail
supervisor Capt. Andrew
Rigney, County Judge Jeff
McKibben, Sheriff's Col.
Arnold Lanier, and county
Director of Facilities Danny
Weeks.
All have some area of exper-
tise in law enforcement needs
and costs. Their task could
include traveling to facilities
instate and out-of-state, such as
the ones in Glades and Wakulla
counties or one in south
Georgia.
Hardee County Commis-
sioners want the committee to
consider the energy saving
costs of a new jail, and use of
the current 191-bed facility for
immigration, juvenile justice
and federal inmates awaiting
trial or having been sentenced.


The jail currently houses about
30 of those.
Commissioner Nick Tim-
merman suggested looking an
MSTU (municipal services tax-
ing unit), which would be like a
surtax added to the property
owners' bills. It would be dif-
ferent than a MSBU (municipal
services benefit unit), like the
solid waste and fire special
assessments.
Smith said he expected the
committee to consider unique
ideas, not just the conventional
ones. "I expect we'll go in a lot
of different directions," he said.
The current jail is accredited.
None of the estimated $1 mil-
lion in renovations affects its
accreditation. The law enforce-
ment portion of the Sheriff's
Office suspended its accredita-
tion in late 2006.
"When we transitioned staff,
we overlooked assigning some-
one to the responsibility for cer-
tain documentation, and that
wasn't available. We weren't
going to go back and make up
records. To do it properly, it was
going to take us 18 months to
get the needed documentation,"
explained Sheriff Loran Cog-
burn.
He noted that neither nearby
Highlands nor DeSoto counties


are accredited or, in fact, has
attempted to be accredited. It
requires extensive updating of
policies and procedures, and
documentation that each is
being accomplished. Some law
en-forcement agencies, county
or municipal, have never want-
ed to assign staff to that duty
because of the cost involved,
explained the sheriff.
"We have considered it
important to have certain stan-
dards and show that we attain
them. We expect to have the
documentation to reinstate ac-
creditation within 90 days,"
said Cogburn.
The greater issue at hand is
meeting the increasing law
enforcement needs of the grow-
ing county. Thefts and other
drug-related crimes, gang activ-
ity, agriculture losses, domestic
violence continue to escalate,
using up more and more of the
191 beds available.
All the beds cannot be used
because of the required separa-
tion of inmates, males, females
and juveniles, those sentenced
and those awaiting court dates,
etc.
It remains for the committee
to look at staffing, facilities,
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fRcts national Vehicles
centeals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


HARDEE C !OU~ H vI UTILITY DEPT.
seeks hands on, cle.!.. a~ i laspolnsible individuals for:
Utility Sunerintefpr, ' ...- , . ! -$59 .k/yr + benefits,
ePther/ o1
Senior Utilities Operator, S39.0k-$53.7k/yr + benefits,
whichever is first ,-.', based on qualifications.
Planning and organ ; i ry department O&M. Water & WW
"A" or "B o'pe ato -se or can obtain within one
year.
Utility Operations 7ainf'e! . $1 46-$ 14.42/hr + benefits.
On-the-job training and m" "rience in utility operations
leading to certification & career advancement. Water &
WW "C" operator li-'', s ' ability to obtain within two
years.
See complete desc.iptions at www.HardeeCounty.net,
with applic's to: HH. H(:' iTanchev Rd., Wauchula; FL
33873 Ph.(863)7'3 " "' , ': " 'l. Po-siions open until
filled. EOE-F-//V 'v15-2
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R.' , /I S i . ,, 0 " i ' c !, .
Miniuum /.;s',,. I,, ;;'1, UI.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., . O. ' older and no
dicinqu'lil n'j.a , * ,,/, ol offenses.
R.S.A.'s--- -P 'vi' i: :i, ... i:iicnts. Duties include,
supervision I' 1I-0 i i . i, . ; assigned ie shift. Other
dutie are impiimeii : - ;,or plans. documenta-
tion. showering. fe. dii , . .:,,i ying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License. A." .' B\ or BS preferred.
Previous experinc!- i., : pi1n.

Apply at 1962 Vamihd,.!: RI,, VWauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume io HR ;i.,T (!' ,, 1773-6814 or e-mail to
annettedhr@#'fiwanrw F RI � > i '; , excellent benefit
package i' '. ' .':'.". 'ipay scale and is a
DFWP and E()O.
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Dane Hendry
Realtor
(863) 381-2769


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* &is sfs ff Ne c , isting & & &
3900+ sq. ft. C' home. 3U/2nA. ihairdwood floors, BG, $99.)110.
Call Dane today! I i i,'o wo< n tol'i ;r. g.
* Asking $8,0)ii:wrf. :'.! ,I ; P gri\e. Ideal for any type
of agricultural wi,. ,' ' ! : ' i:.' . ; or- hui as a whole 100
acre tract. \\icit. i!.o; ; ' i . : -. rty. Call for more
details.
* Zoned colinuneri.i;',! P, ;' I!"':. r,' (' f Iwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, C !! ,'. '- ': '"'i'r
* 65 acre gro; . w: .: ! -< i:,! --: i - ' . I .ir. s llamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder i. !,. -.-, i :' ' i',,tubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, wisilh n o .coh' i ii. . :.: I ;Iter area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 2! ,'i'- o, l !i -,rI. I wrvcs of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year> , '',) , ;i ,, - i' 'i;. l!nllp�, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County mlinitl!i'ld dueitic! i:u1 rontiage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre pa;rc'-ls ('i) i r ', n o i :rr 1':. ' Oditional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could hi planlt',d iin trr i'.
* Great developmnctil pIo,, *li'l' r I !il beautiful 9.5 ac. *:% t ',!!l ;W ' . el i 'it;ming through the prop-
erty. Great l.ul;'o ,o' .!'o,'' m i-e:d 1"king $230,000.
* Beautiful 1,!0 ,n. t;l I itll ih ' !'d pIlsture and scattered
oaks and pi'ne;. 'i." i !. '" '' !. r uili rl. frontage, 5� ac.
wetland's. ; :! ii , , ' .1. ! ' i i i : ';rt> ) water area.
Call .h/ MikrA ,'i -1 ' .','"S' iir nmore details.
* 30 acres on IRlablil ei.n. i',i ,' ,',l ,l linme, great hunting.
Reduced to $32',01(0.
* 4/3 l, ake It� ' .. ' , ;
CALL../IAV f ';' ' MORE DETAILS.
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L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


2001 FORD F150, V-6, standard,
4-door, runs good, $4,800. 781-
4710. 5:15-22p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


1989 Cadillac Sedan Deville 4 Dr.
One of a kind, Low mileage, Extra
Clean Purchased New By Elderly
Lady That Stopped Driving
$2,495. 863-735-0907 863-245-
1496 5:22,29p


ROUTE/SERVICE DRIVER
Ullrich's Water Conditioning
Service, 409 Goolsby St., Wau-
chula. Apply in person.
5:15-6:5c


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.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
2.20 Acres Comm. HIwy 17 South. Road Frontage on 3 sides.
$225,000.
Corner lot in Torrey. Old Dixie Hwy. Heavily wooded. $20,000.
1 acre MOL zoned C-l behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready-
needs fill and clearing. $50,000.




Topsy See
REAL ESTATE E-
773-5994
Topsy See
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB - Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall - New Tile Floors - Appliances. $115,000.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
5 acres all fenced, Iigh and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane,.$84,995.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
JUST LIKE NEW - 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
Beautiful Country Setting - Six 1/2 ac. lots and one 1.66 ac. lot
@$15,000.00 each or 4.66 ac. for $85,000. Each Lot Has Been
Surveyed.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
5.22
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
2634 E. Main Street * Wauchula, FL 33873


WANTED CDL CLASS A driver to
run long distance. Please call
863-773-6195 for more informa-
tion. 5:15-6:5c
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


NOW HIRING - Island of
Adventure Childcare Center, must
have CDA. Call 767-0800. 5:1tfc


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
2 BR 1 Bath in Wauchula 863-767-
8938 5:22-6:19p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
M SEVC Phone (863) 781-9720
gugles(cearthlink.net home.earthlink.net/g-uglegrl N



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

r 773-4478
J ' Complete Tree Service
s Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates - Insured - 26 years experience
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Fresh Shelled Peas,


Corn & Tomatoes


* Black Eye


* Conch


* Crowder





* Zippers


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The


Classifieds


RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY -
4BR/2BA, great neighborhood,
double garage, Wauchula. 786-
218-5236. . 5:15-22p
3 BR Cement block home, with
guest apartment. 5 acres.
$115,000 firm 954-629-4486 5:22p


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
TROY BILT TILLER, 8 HP, good
condition, $500. 735-1722.
5:15-6:12p
Maytag Washer $100 Whirlpool
Dryer $100 4" planer joiner $75.00
863-735-0148 5:22p
Coin Collector Buying U.S. coins
1964 and earlier paying great
money for you4 coins call Troy at
772-530-7043 ' No Dealers!
5:22-29p


Green and Tan Couch, sleeper,
$100. Hot tub, seats 5, $2,000. call
735-0877 leave message. 5:22p

COMMERCIAL COTTON CANDY
machine, commercial popcorn
popper; nacho and popcorn
warmer. 863-781-6909. 5:15-22c
PRICE REDUCED! $3,500 com-
mercial mower, Hustler Super
MiniZ, 44". 781-0012. 5:1tfcdh


1994 MOBILE HOME, 16x60 real
nice. 767-8822. 5:22c
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, $1OK. 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
2 Mobile Homes, River Valley
Sub. 863-781-0625 5:22p


Troo Trimming * ftump Grinding
Complete Tree Removal * Land Clearing

*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089

Licensed a Insured Accept M/C a Visa

For sale by sealed bid process ending
at 5:00 pm, June 6, 2008. Items can be
viewed at the Range Cattle Station.
3401 Experiment Station Road, Ona,
Florida on Monday or Friday
from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.
Trojan squeeze chute
24 foot gooseneck cattle trailer
16 foot gooseneck cattle trailer c5:22c


FREE C.N.A. CLASS
If you are interested in a rewarding career in caring for the elderly Hardee
Manor is interviewing for its next C.N.A. TRAINING COURSE. Must be
at least 18 years old, MUST �E able to work 3 PM to 11 PM SHIFT OR 11
PM to 7 AM SHIFT. You must be of good character, dependable, responsi-
ble, and be able to pass an FDLE background check. If you feel you are
interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply in person Mon - Fri,
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM ONLY. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 5/29/2008. CLASS
WILL BEGIN EARLY JUNE 2008.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873 c5:22c






3 BR, 2 B, 2+ acres, close-in, pond and steel frame barn. $229,900.
Call Sherrick.
Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 B or, 5 -" . res near Mjnalee Cu line $449,000.
Call Cindy.
2 BR, 2 B, in t.v., n $1 4,LUl.
2 BR, 2 B, pool, 5 ac. $199.900
Make Your Vac. Plans ri... ' Bryson Cii. Mi Cabin Rental. Sleeps
4-5, very secluded, $550 .. c;1.ly
One lot left in \\WI .li \\..,d., 3 87 a, , . . ,000
10 ac. Val. grove, irrig. , Jrain tile , IR Ou) p.i - ("iCll Ddvid.
30 ac. with 10 ac. lalnam , 10 .. \alentilu, 10 .1 bhe'juilul oaks,
microjet irrig. 12-in. well. $470,000. Call. David






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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


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
Two 6 yr olds-ACA Reg.
Samoyeds- M+F, Due to Death in
Family, I can no longer care for
Them. Pair cannot be split apart.
$250.00 for Both 773-5040 5:22p


ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


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


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
Eslahlishcd Credit * Late Model Curs & 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.


IPARKaR FILnL DIIRT


DEMOLITION
* Fill Dirt Tree Removal
*Stump Removal Dragline *
*Track Hoe * Land Clearing *
* Shell Clay *Top Soil*
* Bulldozer * Dump Trucks
(803) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
11 -I 16 v rdl
$ 100/Load
rtlhin 5 rmile iadius of Zollo Springs
FillTop Soil'Hard FPnr
Hardee Couni, Area onlvI


5 ACRES off Hollandtown, 4
fenced, 1 native, pond, creek,
$46,900.767-1899. 5:8-22p
5 ACRES - beautiful, cleared, with
pond, Ft Meade, $59,000 OBO.
863-253-9098. 5:1-29p


1984 RV 30' WITH 2 TIP OUTS for
sale, exc. condition. 767-8822.
5:22c
1979 30' RV $1,700 767-8822
5:22c


1999 27' Citation Travel Trailer
(will also haul your motorcycle or
golfcart. $7,000 735-0877 leave
message 5:22p


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


FAULKNER
Stump Grinding & Tree Service, LLC

S Wayne Faulkner
"I V Owner

F -E (863) 261-3729
.E "-S (863) 261-3759
SEST 1142 Doc Coil Road
Bowling Green, Florida 33834 c15:22-6:12


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


I Rental Home on Lake June |


13..


Lake Placid, Florida
May - August $850 weekly
Newly Remodeled
Large kitchen area, sleeps 6
3 Bed/2 Bath, Boat lift
Contact Jamie
(863) 781-1413
' * 5:15-29c


POHCP RIVer Electric Cooperati .


ouchsrone Energy* Cooperative )


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a

Meter Reader

Our team-oriented company is growing and frankly, we need the help. We aren't willing to settle
for second best. The candidates must like to work outside in all types of weather and must have
a valid Florida Drivers License and a clean driving record. Must be able to work on a schedule
and be able to meet deadlines.

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

Positions


Meter Reader


Central District


(Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

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

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
5 22c


Lone star
Cor.strFLncstionxa C~o'rp-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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JUAN DELATORRE
(863)781-1128
WWW.IuANDELATORRE.COM
EMAIL:MAIL@ UANDELATORRE.COM

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REAL ESTATE IVESTMETS BROKER ASSOCIATE
Rhynn Rd 15� ac grove - $195,000
US Hwv 17. Zolfo Springs 9,600� SF Dance Hall - $875,000
1085 US Hwy 17. Wauchula Great Business Potential - $750,000
1920 Peace River Woods Rd. Zolfo Springs 21+ ac w/750� ft on
river - $190,000
305 Fondulac. Avon Park 2BR/1BA CB - $90,000!
6163 NW CuldeSac Rd. Arcadia Home & 4.76� acs - $150,000
FL Ave & Stenstrom Rd. Wauchula Corner lot 0.83� ac - $95,000


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Rent or Sale 3 BR, 2B Singlewide
Mobile Home on 1/4 acre Ft.
Green $600 month + $600 securi-
ty Dep. No Smoking will consider
contract for Deed $700 month
with good Credit. cell 772-530-
7047 home 772-336-4411
5:22,5:29p


The


Two Bedroom, one bath house.
$600 per month. First + Last
months' rent plus $500 security
deposit. no pets + no smoking
863-375-4680 5:22p
Roomate Needed. Nice home with
15 acres, secluded, avaible now.
(863)781-0593 5:22p


Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873


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


John D. Freeman


Thanks for your response to our open house last
Saturday at 325 Orange Avenue. if you missed this; we
can show you the home by appointment.
4BR/3BA CB home on 5 acres - Ft. Green - Many Extras
Reduced to $229,000 MLS# 201124

*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 2BA 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
* 4BR 2BA CB home - 5116 Epps Avenue - Bowling Green
$149,000.00
2BR/1BA home in Bowling Green on corner lot - Home built in
2006. Good first time home $79,900.00 MLS# 202503

3BR/1.5BA CB Home - near shopping and restaurants - Very
roomy and neat - Priced to Sell $115,000.00 MLS# 201681
3BR/2BA home with double carport - Central air/heat - 9 acres
with about 6 acres in bearing orange trees - Picking about 3,000
boxes $299,000.00 MLS# 203122
3BR/1.5BA CB home in Bowling Green - Central air/heat -
Appliances included. $90,000.00 MLS# 202456

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


John Freeman
Steve Lanier
Jason Johnson


After hours
(863) 781-4084 Lisa Douglas
(863) 559-9392 Jessie Sambr
(863) 781-3734 Noey Flores


(863) 781-3247
rano (863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585 ?


Classifieds


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4BR/2BA GREAT NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, double garage, Wauchula.
786-218-5236. 5:15-22p
OFFICE FOR RENT - 210 N. 3rd,
Wauchula, $450 per month. 832-
1984. 5:8-6:5p
Single family home with 15 acres,
secluded. Nice double-wide,
huge covered porch, shed, pavil-
lion, $1,000/mo plus utilities.
Available Now. (863)781-0593
5:22p
Apartment, $350 month, utilities
included, furnished. 863-781-,
1007 5:22p
Log Cabin Home, 3 BR, 2B, large
yard, $1,500 month,negotiable
863-781-1007 5:22p


I-I
TWO BEDROOM one bath apart-
ment, $550 plus deposit. 832-
1984. 5:8-6:5p
NEW SUMMER RATES - Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767.8822. 5:1tfc
3 T-ESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-302-1563, 863-
773-2177. 4:24-5:22p
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


America cars 1
I tie mehani
We are license an
Ba~llinsured!


-PRITES* -PBIHR


115S. th ve


I Offered by Exam Seices, not all w/SPS who hires.
1-866-749-1415


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Towing Service ANiailable
0 24 HOU r qervice
Lowest Possible Rat:s
- Fast and Reliable e
(863) 781-3090 or 781-3091


APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT - $550
month, first,' last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc
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


WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc



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
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:8p
HOUSEKEEPING - Call Linda.
Residential or commercial.
Reasonable rates. 781-5636.
4:17-24p


- GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

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


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
cl8:2fc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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. 781 1062


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24 Wauchula
Wauchula Hills A (across from
Corner of Hwy 17 First National Bank)
and REA Rd. 773
773-2011 7-
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC. Bus. (863) 773-0007
402 South 6th Avenue Fax: (863) 773-0038
Wauchula, FL 33873 www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
NEW LISTING! Charming 3B/1Bth C/B home TWO STORY GOLF COURSE HOME!
situated on nice corner lot in town. $155,000 3B/3.5Bth; large rooms with laminate and tile
floors; many extras; nice curb appeal! $350,000
MAKE AN OFFER on this well maintained CHOOSE YOUR COLORS when you select
3B/2Bth C/B home located on 5 acres just out-
side Wauchula; 2232 square feet; 24'x36' con- building plan; constructing 3 and 4 bedrooms,
side Wauchula; 2232 square feet; 24'x36' con- C h at $133,000
create shop; two 4" wells on property. Call for an C/B homes; prices start at $133,000
appointment. Looking for that perfect building site or week-
end retreat? This 5 acre tract has large oaks,
15 Acres of pasture plus 3B/1Bth C/B home in small creek, plenty of wildlife. $99,000
need of repair; metal barn. $235,000
Excellent location for building your new home;
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of 1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer. deed
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural restricted area. $40,000
flow of water; perfect for home site or small Lovely home site - 5 acres with fruit trees, large
ranch. $255,000 oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
MINI FARM - 5 acre tract with 3/1 CB home; 10 acres with 12" well; nice area for your new
updated kitchen; property is fenced for horses home. $365,000
or cattle. $199,000 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR- way 17 frontage. $100,000
HOOD, this 3B/1Bth, C/B home is situated on 1 5 acre tract of land; paved road frontage; east-
acre. $155,000 ern Hardee. $125,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON r
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329
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200 CHVYSIVEA 4


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,'
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North * Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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The


Classifieds


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.
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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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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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Police


Class


Offered

A basic law enforcement
course is being offered this
summer by the Public Service
Academy at South Florida
Community College.
Beginning on July 7, the 770-
hour course will meet Mondays
through Fridays from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., including some Sat-
urdays, Sundays and evenings.
Classes meet on the Avon Park
campus.
This course is required to
become a state of Florida certi-
fied law enforcement officer.
Enrollment is limited and appli-
cation packets can be picked up
by appointment only.
For more information or to
register, contact Richard Morey
at extension 7280 or 7285 at
773-2252.


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EDNA'S PLACE - Lots of new
items. King beds, refrigerators,
stoves, washers & dryers. 767-
8822. 5:22c
Saturday 8-1, 613 W Main Street.
Wauchula. Lots of Misc. 5:22p
Saturday 8 till 1 D+S Cattle Co.
2167 State Rd 66 Zolfo Springs
some catering equipment, linens,
furniture, much more. 5:22p
Manager's Sale Bunk beds,
Washer, Dining table, Chairs,
Chests, beds, sofas, Bowling
Green storage Sat. 8 till 2 5:22p
Saturday Only, 8-?, 116 Prescott
Rd (by 7 mile point) adult, chil-
dren, and baby clothes, misc.
5:22p
Saturday, 8 till 1 207 S. 8th Ave.
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Joe LT Davis
IN C., Ir E A L T O R 8
| 1 (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
n- BJOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Sandy Larrison.
(863) 832-0130 -' t.-~1-

See more listings at - www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! 4BR/2-1/2BA 5� ac on private rd in central
2CG 2-story home overlooks Hardee Co has well maintained
Little Cypress Golf Course. 3BR/2BA MH. Floors are wood
Spacious kitchen & dining & tile. Some appliances includ-
room. $230,000! ed. $115,000!
2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring 5 on Cross Creek Ln is
has total of 1,622�SF & native Florida land. Access to
1,178�SF living area. Large Peace River provided by
screened in front porch. another shared 5� ac parcel.
$129,995! $100,000!
Beautiful country setting, lots
of wildlife. 22� acs located PRICE REDUCED! Great
halfway between Wauchula & weekend getaway! Small cabin
Avon Park has 2 story on 22.8� acs of pastureland,
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire- fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
place & large screened in back diameter well. NOW $220,000!
porch. $479,900!
porc.$79Two residential lots in
Bring your canoe & camper! HighlandsPark Estates in
Secluded 5� acs of native, �la
wooded land close to Wauchula ed for ,000 75150list-
has deeded access to the beau- ,
tiful Peace River. Great prop- 12� ac w/SR 64 frontage. Front
erty for recreation, invest- of property is cleared, back has
ment, or homesite! $90,000! trees. Great for cattle or home-
PRICE REDUCED! 15� acs site! $180,000!
pasture & native land. Roomy
2000, 3BR/2BA MH 65� ac E&M-40� acs & Val-
w/1809�SF living, 3855�SF 25� acs grove in SW Hardee
total w/carport & porches. Co has 12" well & new barn.
Large shed & 18'x40' multi- Extensive reset program.
purpose pavilion. $238,000! Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
PRICE REDUCED! OWNER POSSIBLE OWNER
WILL DIVIDE! Beautiful, FINANCING ! Ten 5-6� ac
high & dry 100� ac pasture Homesites available w/some
with frontage on Old Town deed restrictions. Friendship
Creek Rd. $9,000/ac! area, Hardee Co. $125,000
Bayside home, Englewood. each!
Conveniently located on a
deep-water canal. $800,000! PRICE REDUCED! Corner lot
w/new construction, 4BR/2BA
20� ac grove in Villa Citrus CB home, Wauchula. New
w/micro-jet irrigation. refrigerator, stove &
$239,000! microwave. Call today for
Huge house w/lots of potential. more details! $140,000.
Large corner lot zoned C-l.
$150,000! PRICE REDUCED! Brand
new construction! Beautiful
Come relax on this beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF CB home
wooded 52� acs Easy access w/granite countertops, ceramic
w/dble rd frontage. SW tile & carpet floors. $155,000!
Hardee Co. $780,000!
69� ac Hamlin & Valencia PRICE REDUCED! Turn-key
grove in western Hardee Co car wash operation w/6 open
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well, bays, automatic wash bay,
micro-jet irrigation, & John vacuum equipment, vending,
Deere power.unit. $625,000! $435,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL...............781-3490
MONICA REAS.............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON.....832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.....412-4379
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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Letter To Editor

Strip Mining Will Cause

A Net Loss For County
Economist Richard Weis- A previous economic study
skoff, professor of economics at (Hazen and Sawyer, 2003) pre-
University of Miami, has con- pared for Hardee County for the
eluded that there will be no net Ona Mine calculated the eco-
economic gain to Hardee Coun- nomic benefits of strip mining
ty from the proposed South Fort both with and without benefici-
Meade Mine extension. In fact, ation. The conclusion of the
strip mining agricultural acre- study reads: "If the phosphate
age will result in a loss of 61 matrix is beneficiated in anoth-
jobs and a loss of almost $8 er county, then Hardee County
million to Hardee County residents can expect to see a
economy every year over the negative present value change
life of the mine and beyond. in net income and ad valorem
Dr. Weisskoff arrived at these tax revenues over the 50-year
conclusions after scouring the study period. On average, there
Mosaic DRI economic projec- will be about 100 fewer jobs in
tions relative to the South Fort the county each year than
Meade Mine/Hardee County would exist without mining on
permit application, and consid- the Ona property."
ering testimony of their experts Neither economic report thor-
at the April 28 hearing, oughly calculated the loss of
Dr. Weisskoff immediately jobs on income, employment
noticed that the economists, and tax effects if the land were
who prepared Mosaic economic left in citrus, vegetable, and cat-
projections (Lampl Herbert tie production. Dr. Weisskoff
Consultants), based their job determined the number of agri-
calculations on public data cultural jobs per acre based on
downloaded from the internet, the maintenance, harvesting
not on actual Mosaic financial and planting of crops and
information- - which was never groves, and found that the 2,000
revealed by Mosaic for propri- acres of citrus and vegetable
etary reasons. production plus 6,000 in pas-
The report reads, "Mosaic ture land of the proposed mine
was unable to provide forecasts provides jobs directly to 60
of the value and cost of produc- workers and indirectly gener-
tion from the Hardee County ates another 60 jobs. After
extension of the South Fort reclamation the county will
Meade Mine because of corpo- experience a net loss of about
rate concerns that the release of 90 jobs. In federal, state, and
such financial data, which is not local tax revenues the county
otherwise generally available to will lose of almost a million
the public, could violate the dollars per year as result of the
Sarbanes-Oxley Public Comp- mining.
any Accounting Reform and The South Fort Meade
Investor Protection Act of Mine/Hardee County has been
2002." In other words for the on the inside track for many
purposes of a study to support years. Mosaic has been "work-
their application Mosaic would ing with" Hardee County staff
not reveal their own figures. to develop a mine permit that
The Lampl Herbert study pre- outwardly paints a rosy picture
dicts creation of 180 new jobs and is expected to sail by our,
at the height of the mine. It was commissioners without so
only revealed at the public hear- much as raising an eyebrow, but
ing that since there is no benefi- in fact major elements of the
ciation with the mine expansion mine permit defy our comp
there will be no creation of new plan, our mining ordinance, and
jobs. The 90 jobs associated will have a negative effect on
with the mine expansion are the the economy of our county in
same as the number of jobs for the long run.
the existing South Fort Meade Dennis Mader, President 3PR
Mine. Lily


Learn


To Swim
Parents can sign their chil-
dren up for swim lessons.
Registration will be the next
two Saturdays, May 24 and
May 31, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Because drowning is the sec-
ond leading cause of accidental
death to young children, there
are classes from 18 months old
to 16 years old.
The Hardee County Com-
munity Recreation Center
wants to help prevent some of
the over 7;000 drownings
which occur in our nation each
year. Your child can learn per-
sonal safety and water survival
skills in a closely supervised
environment.
The Rec Center program,
with its trained and qualified
staff, teaches swimming skills
to all children. Two-week
weekday class sessions are
scheduled June 9-20, June 23-
July 3 (the pool is closed July
4), and July 7-18. Cost is $50
per session.
Sessions can be 9 to 10 , 10 to
11 or 11 a.m. to noon, depend-
ing on the child's age and abili-
ty level.
The Recreation Complex is
off Altman Road, just north of
the high school. The pool opens
for the summer on June 7. Cost
is $2 per session, which is
Monday through Saturday,
either I to 3 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.
The pool is also open on
Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
For more information, call
Carl Coleman at 773-3872, or
come to the registration times
noted above.



10 HOURS A
MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods
would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of
God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee
fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see
the stars.



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


3 BR/2 BA 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.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight


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.

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 n Eastern Sarasota
County. HIgh & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road fro tage.
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


863-494-9009


- MLS 6897 -
Nice building lot with trees in
North Arcadian Heights.


1007 E Oak St.
Arcadia, FL 34266


- MLS 10143 - -MLS 10029 -
This 3/1 home is new inside Breathtaking 2/2 riverfront
and looks great on the outside. home on 1.91 exquisite acres.


- MLS 8688 - - MLS 10180 - - MLS 10285 -
This 4.3 acres is cleared, A lovely 2005 3/2 with den Magnificent home in a pri-
fenced and ready for your and sparkling in-ground pool. vate 3 +/- acre setting in
dream home. desirable area.


- MLS 9250 -
Awesome country estate with
3/2 home and detached apart-
ment.


- MLS 10389 -
Gorgeous 3/2 home with a
cute 2/1 home on 15 acres.


www.thewilliamsongrouprealty.com


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10B The Herald-Advocate, May 22, 2008


It's Watermelon Time in Hardee County


A forklift operator on May 14 unloads pallets at Robertson Farms in southeastern
Hardee County. Prices for fuel, fertilizer and farm chemicals have increased in price.


Here are pallets of watermelons of five different weights and sizes. Per pound prices
vary as to size, variety and market conditions. The yield in Hardee is down some this
year, while yield in the Immokalee area was down over half, said Wilbur Robertson.


Old School Buses are used to haul melons from the field to the barn for grading, pack-
ing and shipping. On May 12 farm diesel fuel sold for $4.05 a gallon.


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Melons on conveyor belt are graded into two varieties (seeded and seedless) and five
sizes.


There are specialists who recognize ripe melons, cut their stems and rotate melons
belly-side up.


Kord Robertson and his father Wilbur Robertson started their 2008 watermelon harvest
on Monday, May 12. They have 100 acres of melons.


These bees and hives from Cantu Apiaries were used to pollinate the field. Most con-
sumers prefer seedless melons.


Big truck trailers pulled by semis such as this Peterbilt haul the melons all over the
United States and into Canada. Hardee growers always aim to harvest before Memorial
Day.


These workers hoist and pass the melons to the loading bus.







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Well, the biggest news this time is the upcoming football
games. Tomorrow (Friday), there is all-day barbecue and evening
football.
Folks can order barbecue di-ers at lunchtime or for supper.
Cost is $6 and they will be deli.- cd. Contact Ashley Martin at
Albritton Insurance (773-4101), or Jamie Rewis or head coach Tim
Price at the high school (773-3181).
The dinner cost includes the $2 admission to the Orange-Blue
game at 7 p.m.
This will be a warm-up for the "real" spring game, on May 30
at Wildcat Stadium against the visiting Lake Wales Highlanders.
Adult softball is about to change. The Men's Church League
held its final post-season tournament game on Tuesday evening,
too late to get the results before press time. It came down to First
Christian Church and Bowling Green Baptist.
Next up, in early June, are the Men's Community League and
the Women's Church League. Look for information on their start,
or call Carl Coleman at 773-3872.
The last of Dixie League play is also coming up. The Dixie
boys and Dixie Youth, the Dixie Belles, Ponytails and Angels are
all winding down their seasons. Soon, it will be time for selection
and competition in the All-Star games.
Two summer kids activities are on tap.
One is the Sertoma golf tournament tour for boys and girls
ages 6 to 18. For more information, see the article elsewhere in this
paper, check the website www.sertomajrgolftour.com or call 385-
4830. The season kicks off with an adult/child tournament on June
1.
Also on tap is registration for summer swim lessons at the
Hardee County Recreation Complex pool on Altman Road just
north of the high school. See the article on this or call 773-3872
for information. Registration for children's swim lessons is this
Saturday or next, both from 1 to 5 p.m. at the pool. The pool opens
for general swim sessions on June 7. Cost is $2 for each two-hour
session.
There will probably also be summer basketball, tennis, base-
ball and football camp and other sessions for high school youth.
Keep in touc with your coaches.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call the Herald-Advocate at 773-3255 or e-mail
news.heraldadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this
biweekly column. The sports deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.,
except for events which happened over the weekend. They are due
by 11 a.m. Monday.


Chalkboard
By Gina Neuhofer
School Board Member


CAREER DAY
For the first time since 2004, Hardee Senior High School
recently hosted Career Day.
In the past few years, students had been bused to South
Florida Community College in Avon Park to participate in Career
Day. About nine months ago, a group of community leaders began
planning so that Career Day could be brought back to Hardee
Senior High School.
Led by Jim Beckley, the steering committee consisted of
Doris Ware, Jama Abbott, Casey Dickson, Don McDonough,
Lenora White and Blanca Llano.
With sponsorship from Doyle Carlton III, Dr. Barbara
Carlton, State Farm Insurance/David Singletary, the Florida
Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Mosaic, Peace River
Electric Cooperative, First National Bank ofWauchula, MidFlorida
Credit Union, Wauchula State Bank, Heartland Workforce, the
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and
Robarts Family Funeral Home, the committee planned an entire
week of activities including a kickoff breakfast for the faculty and
a door-decorating contest featuring various careers.
Heartland Workforce provided workshops on resume writing,
dressing for success and on interviewing skills for the school's
juniors and seniors. Additionally, two HHS students, Natalie
Green and Gloria Solis, acted in a skit for the students and demon-
strated what was covered in the seminars.
Culminating the week was Career Day.
Over 70 vendors from within the Heartland area and as far
away as Fort Myers and Brevard County set up displays in the
gymnasium. There was a large variety of careers featured, includ-
ing health-related occupations, law enforcement, teaching, electri-
cal, mechanics, mining, insurance, funeral services, broadcasting,
banking, fire-rescue, ministerial, legal services and real estate.
The vendor participants were very complimentary of the stu-
dents, faculty and staff at HHS for their assistance and organiza-
tion. The entire day was a wonderful success and a shining exam-
ple of the Hardee County School District's mission statement,
"Building learning partnerships with home, school, and communi-
ty to ensure personal and acaderiiic excellence."





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

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"Photos... Memories You Can See"
Photos By:
Alex Gilliard And Ralph Harrison


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


HARDEE COUNTY IS NO. 2!
This month, columnist Erin Hess is sharing her space with
Joanne DiLella, a registered nurse practicioner at the Hardee
County Health Department. DiLella writes:
Hardee County has the second-highest rate of teen pregnan-
cies in the state. Over half of these pregnancies were not intend-
ed. Hardee County also has a very high rate of repeat teen preg-
nancies.
The annual cost to provide care for these teens is rising dra-
matically, and the cost spills over into education since many of the
teens are still in school, some even in junior high, and will require
ongoing special assistance to keep them in school and to help them
return following delivery oftheir infants.
After childbirth, there are health-care costs for both mother
and baby that increase the Medicaid dollars needed per year for this
county. This cost falls mainly on local taxpayers, since often the
teen has a low income or is from a low-income family.
In 2005, there were 95 births to teens between the ages of 15
and 19 at a cost of $1.95 million to Hardee County taxpayers.
Consider that a 15-year-old 10th grader becomes a mother this
spring. She may have a repeat pregnancy by the time she is 17,
increasing the chances that she may drop out of school before grad-
uation. If she does not return to school, it affects the rate of gradu-
ation, which is already low, and increases her risk of remaining at
or below the poverty level.
This situation ultimately impacts the entire community, since
the cost to provide education and health care for this teen and her
children will fall on the taxpayers of Hardee County until the chil-
dren turn 21.
There are many cultural factors that impact the number of
teenagers giving birth in Hardee County each year. Some are ille-
gal aliens who may have just arrived from another country and who
.may then be deserted by the father of the child, leaving them alone
and without not only income but also any family to help support
them, often without adequate education to function in our society.
Other teens may have been born here but have low expecta-
tions for their future, maybe due to poor school performance, and
look at a pregnancy as a way to escape. Still others may be having
relationships with much older men who are fathering their children


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but without the benefit of marriage.
In light of all these issues it is important that the community is
aware of available services to help prevent teen pregnancies. *
The Hardee County Health Department annually receives fed-
eral funds through Title X to provide family-planning or birth-con-
trol services, including health education and counseling to the men
and women who reside here.
Title X assures access to these services for Hardee County
residents, with priority given to low-income residents. This
includes teenagers. Teens may access family-planning services
without being accompanied by a parent, but parental involvement
in teens' decisions is strongly encouraged.
The Hardee County Health Department has ensured that ser-
vices ame available every day, but is always looking to improve
access to services as well as the quality of each service provided.
The state Department of Health is also interested in measuring the
impact of the family-planning program in the community.
Clinic hours for family-planning services are Monday through
Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Examples of services paid fQr by Title X dollars are: family-
planning counseling and supply of highly effective birth control
methods, natural family planning, and infertility and sterilization
counseling, including scalpel-free vasectomy and abstinence edu-
cation.
Abstinence education along with counseling to delay sexual
activity and resist sexual coercion is seen as vital for some of
Hardee County's most vulnerable citizens, our adolescents. Family
participation in decisions of minors to seek family-planning ser-
vices is strongly encouraged and is, in fact, mandated by the use of
Title X funds.
Other services offered include breast and cervical cancer
screening with Pap testing as well as HIV and STD education and
testing.
Anyone interested in teen-pregnancy prevention is also invit-
ed to attend the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance of Hardee
County, a group that meets at 9'a.m. on the second Tuesday of the
month at the Agri-Civic Center.
A "Teen Summit" was held for eighth-grade girls on March 27
at the Agri-Civic Center as one of many activities being planned to
impact young teens who may be at risk for teen pregnancy. A sim-
ilar event for junior-high boys is in May, as well as boys and girls
at the senior high.
There also will be a parent workshop today (Thursday) to help
parents gain insight into how they can impact their teens' behavior
to help prevent pregnancies.
For more information about joining the Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Alliance or regarding the parent workshop, call the
Hardee County Health Department at 773-4161.


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Pony Tails Finish Next Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Dixie Pony Tails
schedule is coming to an end.
As this week ends, there will
be only four games left on the
schedule for the Pony Tails. At
the end of last week, the Blaze
continued to lead the division
with a 9-2 record. The Shockers
were next at 7-4-1, followed by
the Racers and the Heat.
In the opening game last
Monday, the Racers surprised
the Shockers by winning 6-5.
Coming around to cross
home plate for the Racers were
Hailey Andrews, Gemi Saun-
ders, Brookelyn Knight, Carissa
Johnson Amber Franks and
Brea Farrer, who broke the 5-5
tie with a score in the home half
of the fifth. Also playing for the
Racers were Kaitlyn Thomas,
Brooke Dixon, Cacee Keller,
Brooke Shelton, Atasha
Johnston and Ruth Erekson.
Coming home for the
Shockers were Karlee Hender-
son, Kayla Nichols, Brooke
Conley, Meagan Shivers and


Breanna Godwin. Also playing
were Jakaysha Lindsey, Ana
Galvez, Megan Hartman,
Lindsay Cooper, Angelica
Montanez, Danielle Smith and
Abigail Vargas.
On Tuesday, the Blaze beat
the Heat 13-5 in the early game.
Addison Aubry was the lone
triple-tally batter for the Blaze.
Kimberly Derringer Amber
Reid and Melanie Harshburger
had twin scores and Alex
Ullrich, Lacey Cumbee,
Georgeann Paris and Kaitlyn
Show added a run each. Others
playing for the Blaze were
Allison Farr and Ashley Baker.
The Heat battled, with Dana
Terrell banging a triple and
Holly Hughes and Arissa Camel
each hitting a double. All the
runs were scored in the fourth,
when Sara Beth Albritton,
Hughes, Camel, Tiffany Owens
and Aundrea Pace crossed
home plate. Other Heat players
are Marissa Chancey, Bridgett
Whidden, Peyton Hernandez,
Carleigh Coleman, Makayla
Deuberry and Milli Jones.


Dixie Youth Race


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Although the Florida
Fertilizer Mets are alone at the
top of the standings, at least two
other teams are vying for sec-
ond place in the Dixie Youth
series.
At the end of last week, the
Joe L. Davis Braves and All
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Yankees were mere percentage
points .apart at 7-4 and 7-3
respectively. Behind them are
the Hardee Signs + Tees Rays,
the Vision Ace Hardware Reds,
Chapman Fruit Co. Red Sox
and Countryside Growers
Tigers.
The Field 1 game last Mon-
day was a shutout for the Mets,
10-0 over the Red Sox.
Chris Spencer, Kris Johnson,
Garrett Albritton and Dustin
Goodwyn each homered for the
Mets, with Johnson adding a
pair of doubles. Mikey Heine
also doubled. Spencer and
Johnson were the only twin-
score batters. Albritton, Wyatt
Maddox, Goodwyn, Wyatt
Montgomery, Heine and Dalton
Bryant each added a run. Dalton
Reas, Tyler Bragg, Dalton
Tubbs and Blake Crawley
joined in the action.
The Red Sox were stymied
by Albritton's pitching for the
Mets. Tomas Gomez, Marcus
Battles and Ezekiel Servin were
stranded. Others batting for the
Red Sox were Zach Battles,
Cole Choate, Luke Winter,
Cody Dyal, Blaine Harshbur-
ger, Steven Rodriguez, Chris-
topher Hull and Ty Trammell.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Braves beat the Rays 12-2.
Ryan Ramirez, Roby Paris,
Seth McGee, Tyler Helms and
Luke Palmer were all twin-tally
batters for the Braves. Joel
Urdiera and Patrick Carlton
each added a run. Other Braves


playing were Jacob Bolin,
Kramer Royal, Dylan Salas
Glen Kelley and Chris Lee.
Alex Clarke and Tanor
Durden were the only Rays to
get all the way to home plate.
Others participating were
Marco Deleon, German
Figueroa, Devin Pearson, Kevin
Kunkel, Julian Galvez, Jordan
Rogers, Tristan Montgomery,
Sam Erekson, Mason Waters
and Hunter Bryant.
Tuesday games were closer.
On Field 1, the Yankees won 5-
2 over the Red Sox.
A Mason Gough double start-
ed the fourth inning bat-around
in which the Yanks scored all
their runs. Frank Farias,
Kendall Gough, Wilson
Bembry and Austin Judah also
scored in the fourth frame.
Others chipping in were Omar
Alamia, Jose Gonzales, Jordon
Jones, Armando Alamia, Austin
Altman, Aaron Briones and
Marco Briones.
A Winter triple was the only
long-ball hit for the Red Sox.
Dyal and Hull were the only
batters to come around to cross
home plate, although a half
dozen others were stranded
short of home plate.
On Field 2, the Tuesday game
was a 9-2 win for the Reds over
the Tigers.
Tyler Hewett doubled twice
among his four hits for the
Reds. William McClelland and
Brad Brewer also doubled,
Brewer adding a pair of singles.
Hewett scored three times, Zack
Carranco and McClelland twice
apiece and Reed Woods and
Brewer once apiece. Lane Ball,
Austin Stoner, Dylan Norwood,
Brandon Hill, Steve Crews,
Quinton Sanchez and Keith
Powell all added to the action.
A Cody McVay double high-
lighted the Tigers' efforts. He


In the Tuesday nightcap, it
was the Shockers slipping the
Racers 3-0.
Nichols. Lindsey and Vargas
were the only Shockers to come
around to cross home plate.
For the Racers, a half dozen
batters were stopped short of
crossing home plate.
The Thursday game was a
marathon, ending 15-15 when
time was called in the game
between the Shockers and the
Heat.
Leadoff batter Henderson
doubled and scored three times
for the Shockers. Godwin and
Vargas each put a pair of runs in
the book and Galvez, Nichols,
Hartman, Conley, Smith and
Montanez chipped in with a run
each.
Terrell tripled and doubled
for the Heat. Chancey also
tripled and both Albritton and
Pace doubled. Hughes, Terrell,
Chancey and Whidden were
twin-tally batters and Camel,
pace, Jones, Coleman, Hernan-
dez and Owens added a run
each.



Tightens
and Cesar Fimbres each banged
a pair of hits and each put a run
on the board. Others chipping in
were Jackson Starratt, Josef
Crosby, Adam Salas, Andy
Manley, Kyler Caskey, Russell
Weems, Ruben Olmos, Glen
Ellis and Michael Tomlinson.
There was also a pair of
games last Thursday.
On Field 1, the Mets bumped
the Braves 6-1.
Albritton homered, Spencer
hit a pair of doubles and
Maddox and Goodwyn each
doubled for the Mets. Maddox
and Goodwyn each put twin tal-
lies on the board, while
Albritton and Bragg added solo
scores.
Royal singled and scored the
lone run for the Braves, who
left several other batters short
of home plate.
It was another 9-2 game on
Field 2 Thursday, with the Reds
downing the Reds.
Woods and Brewer rounded
the bases twice each for the
Reds. Carranco, Sanchez, Mc-
Clelland, Hull and Ball.
Deleon and Bryant were the
only Rays to make it to home
plate. Several others were
stranded, some twice.
The week's finale Friday was
on Field 1, where the Yankees
shut down the Tigers 17-0.
Farias homered, Omar
Alamia and Judah each doubled
twice and Gough also doubled
among his four hits for the
Yankees. Gough and Farias
each put three runs on the
board, the Alamia brothers,
Judah and Marco Briones added
twin scores and Altman,
Bembry and Gonzales added a
run each.
Fimbres and McVay had solid
hits for the Tigers, with Fimbres
getting on base three times. He
was among several batters who
were stranded.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four of the six Dixie Angels
games last week were decided
by two runs or less.
By week's end, the Lady
Bugs had a slim lead in the
standings with a 10-2 record.
The Orange Blossoms were
close behind at 9-3-1, followed
by the Pink Sox, Cowgirls and
the Diamonds.
There was two games on
Monday. The Lady Bugs beat
the Cowgirls 9-1 in the early
game.
For-the Lady Bugs, Gabrielle
Allen was the only twin-tally
batter. Karley Owens, Sophie
Cardenas, Sarah Welch, Illeana
Flores, Taylor Graham, Jamee
Keller and Desiree Ford each
added a run. Joining in the
action were Cheyanne Gough,
Briana Juarez and Nubia
Gomez.
Marisol Montanez was the
lone Cowgirl to get to home
plate. Christian Napier, Morgan
Walters and Ashleigh Adams
were each stranded twice.
Others playing were Yadira
Castillo, Cori-Ann Rosales,
Lilianna Ponce, Yasmin
Ramirez, Destinee Pace,
Danielle Zuniga and Kaela
Villegas.
In the nightcap marathon, the
Pink Sox outlasted the
Diamonds 18-16.
An Anna Erekson homer and
Reyna Kirkland double were
the long-ball hits for the Pink


Sox. Josie Hancock, Jessica
Bembry, Tara McNabb and
Erekson each crossed home
plate three times. Alyssa Tatum
and Caitlin Dufresne added
twin scores and Taylor Roberts,
Amber Mendoza and Kirkland
added a run each. Also playing
were Morgan Crews and
Rayann Kulig.
The Diamonds countered
with three runs apiece by
Bridgette Conley, Catalina
Longoria and Mallery Gough.
Madison Rucker came home
twice and Mara Goodwyn,
Savannah Aubry, Kristian
Judah and Alexx Brant each
chipped in with a run. Other
Diamonds playing were
Michael Villarreal, Tamara
Griffis and Cynthia Briones.
There was also a pair of
games on Tuesday evening. In
the 5:45 game the Blossoms
beat the Lady Bugs 7-6.
Hannah Carlton and Shayna
Harned each doubled for the
Orange Blossoms. All seven
runs were scored in the third
inning, when Cheyenne Pohl,
Jolie Pleger, Ally Dotson,
Senida Garcia, Alicia Lopez,
Carlton and Harned all crossed
home plate. Other Blossoms are
Emily Bennett, Karley White,
Rosienell Rivers and Claudia
Klein.
The Lady Bugs scores all
their runs in the second-inning
bat-around, with Ford, Gomez,
Allen, Flores, Karley Owens
and Cardenas coming home.


The Cowgirls won the
Tuesday 7:15 game 12-8 over
the Diamonds.
Castillo and Napier crossed
home plate twice each for the
Cowgirls. A Pace grand slam in
the second inning kept runners
moving for the victory. Walters,
Adams, Zuniga, .Ponce,
Ramirez, Montanez, Villegas
and Pace all came home once.
Griffis was the only Diamond
to score twice. Conley,
Longoria, Gough, Goodwyn,
Brant and Aubry added the
other scores.
The final pair of games were
played on Thursday night. In
the opener the Lady Bugs edged
the Pink Sox 7-6.
The Lady Bugs left the bases
loaded in the first inning, but
brought seven batters home in
the second, including Cardenas,
Gomez, Flores, Allen, Graham,
Ford and Gough.
For the Pink Sox, a third-
inning rally fell a run short.
Hancock, Erekson, McNabb,
Kulig, Mendoza and Dufresne
all circled the bases before the
third out ended the efforts.
In the week's finale, the
Orange Blossoms downed the
Cowgirls 6-2.
Pohl came around to score
twice for the Blossoms, with
Bennett, Carlton, Rivers and
Klein adding the additional
runs.
Castillo and Napier were the
only Cowgirls able to get all the
way to home plate.


Sheriffs' Payroll a Disgrace!

Administrative Salaries
Wy Out of Line

Our country has been experiencing difficult financial
times over the past few years. The current state of the
economy has taken its toll on just about every
governmental agency. Significat budget adjustrnilrts
have been in the works and are now beginning to fully take
effect in business operations. Individuals are struggling to
make ends meet as the price of just about every service
and product has dramatically increased.

Hardce County is no exception in fact we have experienced a
consistent downward economic spiral ever since the 2004
hurricane season. The current economic recession has
prevented our county from making a full recovery. In these
uncertain times, one would expect our elected officials to be
more frugal with our tax dollars. Not so with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office. The current administration seems to be
spending money and requesting more funds as if we were in a boom economy!

Sheriffs' administrators may be receiving compensation packages in the form
of annual raises during a time when all other county employee pay is frozen.

Their salaries aren't just steadily increasing either they seem to be skyrocketing in
some cases! My investigation has revealed that only a select few have been awarded
these enormous hikes in pay. It appears as though the raises aren't justified nor are
they applied evenly across the board. Some long- time veteran employees are
making less money than there junior counterparts! There are even relatives of
administrators on the payroll making more money than our sworn law enforcement
deputies! That's just not right no matter how you spin it. I'm all for fair and
equitable wages but this is ridiculous. Take a look and make your own decision:


Name

Sheriff


Under Sheriff

Major

I.E. Commander

Admin. Commander

Jail Commander

Patrol Commander

Communications Sgt.

Detective Sgt.

Civil Division Sgt.

Public Relations D/S

Records Custodian

Evidence Manager

Bookkeeper

IT Manager

Executive Secretary


2007 Salary


$97,500

$80,220

$79,096

$56,778

$61,735

$47,379

$56,054

$49,437

$44,283

$57,482

$36,655

$26,218

$39,026

$59,128

$43,547

$36,797


2008 Est.Salary Pay Differential '08


$103,644

$95,548

$94,424

$67,892

$73,604

$57,432

$67,688

$58,026

$52,220

$70,044

$44,344

$29,608

$46,500

$63,648

$50,552

$44,536


$6,144

$15,328

$15,328

$11,114

$11,869

$10,053

$11,634

$8,589

$8,037

$12,562

$6,689

$3,390

$7,474

$4,520

$7,000

$7,739


Total Est. Pay Differential for 2008 = $147,470

We could hire at least 3 new deputiesfor that amount!

Deputies on the front lines, how does this make you feel? As a former law
enforcement officer, I am agitated that my fellow deputies are short-handed &
struggling while the sheriffs' administrators get fit and happy! Our deputies put
their lives on the line each and every day to protect us from criminals on the street
and in the jail.

School Teachers that are facing lay-offs, how does this make you feel? The school
board is eliminating positions by cutting some teachers' salaries out of the budget.
Teachers are a priceless resource in our community. They educate our children
and pave the way for a brighter future. 1 am a college instructor in the field of
Criminal Justice. As a teacher I am irritated to see my fellow teachers lose jobs
while the sheriffs' administrators get an average raise of $9,217,

Fire Rescue Personnel on the front lines, how does this make you feel? Your
department usually gets the short end of the stick when the county allocates
monies. 1 am bothered that the sheriffs' administrators take more money at the
expense of our fire rescue partners. Fire fighters, EMT's and Paramedics rescue us
when no one else will help. We need to work together and share the county finding.

Builders & Tradesman, how do you feel about this turn of events? We can't even
afford to hire a building inspector! Hardee County has to borrow an inspector
fiom Polk County. The jobs should stay in Hardee County and the only way to
achieve that goal is to be fiscally responsible with tax-payer money!

As a IHardee countyy latx-payer I am stunned that my tax money is being spent on
outlandish pay raises for sheriff'administrators!

Don't worry...I will make it right beginning January 2009! All you have to do is
show-up and vote fir a new direction on August 26, 2008 and then again on
November 4, 2008.

Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff

Responsible Use of Tax Payers' Money

www.newsheriff08.org

I'd. ol. Adv. Paid for by rhe Thomas Santarlas Campaign Account. Approved by T'homias Santarlas.
Monetary values are approximate and were taken from the financial documents provided by
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Football & BBQ


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat football fans have a
double delight on Friday.
There's the opportunity to get
a barbecue lunch or dinner, and
get a first glimpse at the 2008-
09 Wildcat gridiron squad.
The barbecue dinners, avail-
able all day, are $6. with pro-
ceeds used to send players to
camp this summer. Group or
individual lunches, and/or din-
ner will be delivered . Contact
Ashley Martin at Albritton
Insurance (773-4101) or Jamie
Rewis or head coach Tim Price
at the high school (773-3181).
Anyone buying a dinner gets
into the game free.
For others, the Orange-Blue
game tickets are $2. Game time
is 7 p.m., of course, at Wildcat
Stadium.
Price and company will take
the opportunity to see a variety


of players in a variety of situa-
tions, both offensively and
defensively.
Looking at last year's lineup,
lineman going either way could
be juniors Skylar Alden, Ken-
neth Bonds, Brett Tyson, Carlos
Ramirez and Jordan Baker, or
freshmen Kevin Godwin and
Kyle Ward. Other probable of-
fensive linemen are juniors
Alex Lanier and Logan
Thomas, and sophs Dalton Farr
and Tyler Alden.
Defensive linemen could in-
clude juniors Damien Rich-
ards and Lance Mason, and
soph Eric Martin. Defensive
ends from last season are
juniors Postene Louisjeune,
Lanier and Thomas, and sophs
Farr and Nick Battles.
Backing up the defensive line
are linebacker juniors Nolan
Neuhauser, David Newcomb,
Michael McTaw and Mason,


Friday
and sophs Antjuan Jones, Tyler
Alden and Jake Nowakowski.
In the final line of fire are
defensive backs, juniors Juan
Salazar, Charlie Powell and
Devante Carter, sophs Kel-
sheem White, Esayi Youyoute,
Conner Davis, and Carson
Davis, and freshmen Jarrius
Lindsey, Jake Mayer and Scott
Donaldson.
Most of the players will take
a turn offensively, too. Those
who have played quarterback
are sophs Youyoute and Conner
Davis, and frosh Donaldson.
Running backs junior New-
comb, soph Jones, and fresh-
men Lindsey and Mayer, will
be assisted by wide receivers
and tights ends juniors
Louisjeune, Salazar, Neuhauser,
Richards, Powell, Carter, Mc-
Taw, and sophs White, Battles,
Baker, Nowakowski and Car-
son Davis.


Fuel Costs Change Trash Collection


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Surging diesel fuel costs have
dictated a couple of changes in
waste collection.
SHardee County Disposal Inc.,
which has the contract with the
county for garbage and yard
trash collection in the unincor-
porated areas of the county,
4sked for changes effective
June 1 and July 1.
SThe change coming June 1 is
for the commercial collection
costs, which have not been
raised since 2005. The proposed
five percent fuel surcharge
increase would affect business-
es with boxes varying from one
to six cubic yards.
"I understand the high cost of
diesel fuel. When you fill up, it
feels more like you're making a
payment. No one wants a rate
increase but you can't avoid it,"
said Commission Chairman
Dale Johnson.
The lowest level, one cubic
yard collected one a week
would grow from $71.50 to
$74.75 per month. The highest
level, a six cubic yard box col-
lected six times a week would
jump from $1,122 to $1,173
per month. The 28 steps in
between have similar changes.
The change coming July 1 is
in yard trash collection, which
has been done on two
Wednesday a month, covering
one-half the county on one
Wednesday and the other half
two weeks later.
There has been less and less
need for yard trash collection,
'meaning a truck which has gone
out to Pine Level and begun a
route back may go miles with-
out picking up yard trash.
Because of fuel costs, this isn't
feasible now. So Hardee
Disposal has requested to
'change yard trash pickup to a


call-in service similar to the
county's bulk pick up of white
goods, etc.
It was noted that the company
has made every effort to take
yard trash a worker can handle.
It does not have a grab-hook
truck but uses the same one as
for garbage.
However, there has been a
problem with people putting cut
up trees out as yard trash. When
a tree trimmer cuts down trees,
he is responsible to haul off
what he cuts and charges the
homeowner accordingly.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-Approved an ordinance
and interlocal agreement re-
newing the six-cent local option
fuel tax for another 10 years,
using a formula for the percent-
age of paved roads in the coun-
ty Bowling Green, Wauchula
and Zolfo Springs.
-Continued until July 17 at
8:35 a.m. a public hearing to
amend the land use code so
commercial/industrial property
be permitted by right, whether
on a Site Development Plan,
Major Special Exception or
Special Exception. The
Planning and Zoning Board
wanted more time to consider
the issue.
-Approved an ordinance to
repeal ordinance 2007-13,
which had changed 331.6 acres
south of Zolfo Spring from
agriculture zoning to highway
mixed use for the proposed
Fontana golf-course communi-
ty. That wasn't approved by the
state Department of Communi-
ty Affairs and the Fontana folk
did not want to pursue an
appeal to the state Department
of Administrative Hearings. So,
the land reverts to Agriculture
zoning.
-Approved an agreement


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with South Florida Community
College renewing its agreement
to made three rooms on the first
floor and three on the second
floor for a Special Needs
Shelter during times of disaster.
-Approved a change order
for an additional $68,801 on the
ongoing paving project on
South Florida Avenue from
Carlton Street to SR 64. The
basic contract of $688.889 did
not use all the Small County or
SCOP funds the county was
awarded for phase I of the pro-
ject.
This change order includes a
culvert and deeper swales at
Ratliff Road; thermostriping,
called RPM )reflective pave-
ment marking) instead of regu-
lar striping to be more visible,
especially at night; and sod,
ditchwork and miscellaneous
concrete.
County manager Lex Albrit-
ton said he heard last night that
funding for Phase II, from
Carlton Street to U.S. 17, is in
the state budget for the next fis-
cal year.
-Approved on a split 4-1
vote to approved the top-five
ranking of civil engineering ser-
vices available to the county.
AIM Engineering and Kimley
Horn & Associates are tied, fol-
lowed by Chastain-Skillman,
Wade-Trim and Hunter En-
gineering. A committee ranked
the firms on experience with
stormwater management, mu-
nicipal and rural pavement,
road and bridge projects,
staffing, competency of pro-
gram managers and other fac-
tors.
Commissioner Gordon Nor-
ris disagreed, feeling some of
the other 17 engineering firms
who responded to the Requests
For Proposals could be equally
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Belles Record
1 Game
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Only one intrasquad game
last week was entered in the
scorebook.
There were also game against
the travel team Shockers, but
the results were unavailable at
press time.
In the only game recorded,
the Thunder downed the
Slammers 21-3.
For the Thunder, it was
Courtney Chason with the
heavy hand, as she homered and
tripled. Cassidy Knight dou-
bled. Chason, Knight and
Brooke Tyson each circled the
bases three times. Courtney
Parks, Kayla Powell, Taylor
Bolin and Penny McQuire each
added twin tallies, and Vanessa
Hernandez, Haley Shelton,
Latiesha Allen and Kimberly
Smith each put a run on the
board. Danika Briones, Celeste
Williams and Karina Fernandez
were stranded.
Sierra Coronado, Sabrina
Hernandez and Nicole Franks
came all the way around to
cross home plate for the
Slammers. Coming up short
were Emily Starratt, Summer
Sisum, Aleeza Arguijo, Elaney
Clark, Ana Montanez, Araceli
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BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. - 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship .........:........6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17'. - 375-2253
Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper .............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets - 375-2340
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

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


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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .............. I1:00'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 ..........1..... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:00 p.m.

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

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


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ..............1.....0:00 a.m.
SEnglishg Service.................. 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......... ......... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..............1..1:00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m .
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's\ Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576







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WAUCHULA

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


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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..............1..1:00 a.m..
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEliIPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Praise & Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
tWednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

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

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


Lighthouse Min..........7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton Road
767-1010


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
- ENGLISH
155 Altman Road - 1131
Sunday Morning .................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..............7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
- SPANISH
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesdayfvenig ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road - 773-6622
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNINGuCHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Church Training ................... 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mor. W orship ......................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
.Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East - 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ....... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............1..1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. - 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.,n.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946


Sunday Morning Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ...................... 7:30 n.m.


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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
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 .............................. 10:00 a.m .

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


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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee - 735-0114
Bible Study ........ ........... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMER MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 1:00 a.m.
.......................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday . ...........10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:30 p.nt'
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.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH L
OFZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. - 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m:'
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.1
Training Union ...................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...0........... 6:00 p.m..
iWednesday Prayer ............7:00 p.m.,




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'Music At The Melon Barn' Provides Free Food & Fun


PHOTOS BY CHELSEA HARRIS
There were about 500 visitors to the melon barn in Crewsville on April 25 for a night
Sof food, music and fun. Before performers took to the "stage," hamburgers, hot dogs,
w cole slaw and desserts were served.


COURTESY PHOTO
A loading dock becomes a stage for Becky Mclntyre at the annual Music at the Melon
Barn, presented by the folks of Robertson Farms in gratitude to their community. This
year, there were 31 performers in all, for country, patriotic and gospel music. The
Kilgore family traveled from Georgia to sing at the barn.



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Duck Smith sang "Amazing Grace."


COURTESY PHOTO


Here, Rachel Ford enjoys some homemade desserts
before an evening of great entertainment.
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Susan and Wilbur Robertson, of Robertson Farms, have
hosted the annual "Music at the Melon Barn" event for
four years.


Mike Damboise shared some good ol' campfire stories
about the elder generation of cowboys.


COURTESY PHOTO
Wilbur Robertson presented a tribute to Cracker cowmen around an authentic camp-
fire. Men honored were (from left) Wendell Smith, Edgar Stokes, Maurice Henderson,
Curly Pierce, Buddy Colson, Pershing Platt, Willard Durrance and Roland Skipper.


COURTESY PHOTO
A horse and rider from
Leroy & Judy Mason
Rodeo Productions pre-
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May 19, 2008
INVITATION TO BID

The School Board of Hardee County will accept sealed
bids until-2:00 PM., Wednesday, June 18, 2008, on pro-
viding, Petroleum Products to the Hardee County School
District for the 2008-2009 school year.

Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058,
1009 N. 6th Avenue (Highway 17), Wauchula. Florida.

Bids must be submitted to:
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools,
Attn: Richard Daggett, Director of Transportation,
PO. Box 1678. Wauchula, Florida 33873-1678

on or before 2:00 PM.. Wednesday. June 18. 2008.


Envelope must be sealed and marked as follows:
BID: June8, 2008
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

The School Board of Hardee County reserves the right to
waive informalities, and the right to accept or reject any
or all bids.

Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not be accept-
ed.
Dennis G. Jones
Superintendent
Publish: 5/22/2008 5:22c


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4C The Herald-Advocate, May 22, 2008


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
May 18, Ethan Nickerson, 19, of Hollandtown Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with
larceny.
May 18, Bryant Alonzo Herrin, 36, of 13512 SR 70, Lake
Placid, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with bat-
tery.
May 18, Jorge Salazar Perez, 24, of 4201 Middle Dr., Bowling
Green, was detained by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of con-
tempt of court. Perez had initially been arrested by Wauchula Ofc.
Amy Drake on a charge of no valid license.
May 18, a theft on Walker Road was reported.
May 17, Troy Coleman Dickey, 34, of 944 Buttonwood Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on charges of battery
and withholding support of children.
May 17, Carlos Lopez Cardozo, 39, of 31447 SW 136th
Court, Homestead, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged
with DUI and no valid license.
May 17, a robbery on East Main Street was reported.
May 16, Michael Blaine Johnson, 45, of 812 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
May 16, burglary of a conveyance on Boyd Cowart Road, a
robbery on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on Kelly Roberts Road, CR
664, Dansby Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
May 15, David Justin Deen, 40, of 1648 N. McCullough Road,
Avon Park, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
May 15, a residential burglary on Reynolds Road, a tag stolen
on Shaw Road, and thefts on Chamberlain Blvd., two locations on
U.S. 17 South, Ralph Smith Road, Riverside Drive, Shontag Road,
Ollie Roberts Road and Conerly Road were reported.
May 14, Antonio Diaz, 44, of 417 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
May 14, Ramiro Valentine Lara, 20, of 426 Lee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of burglary
with assault or battery, and aggravated battery using a deadly
weapon.
May 14, a vehicle stolen on Palmetto Street, criminal mischief
on Carlton Street and on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, and thefts
on Post Plant Road and U.S. 17 South were reported.
May 13, Jessica Nichole Rickett, 23, of 1030 Makowski Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Rene
Benavidez on a charge of contempt of court.
May 13, Maureen Theresa McCreery, 46, of 315 SR 62,
Bowling Green, was arrested by FHP Cpl. Rene Benavidez on a
charge of DUI.
May 13, residential burglaries on Coyote Run and Fourth
Street West, burglary of a conveyance on Boyd Cowart Road, and
thefts on Lake Branch Road and U.S. 17 South were reported.
May 12, Juan Carlos Morales, 23, of 11441 McMullen Road,


Riverview, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
May 12, criminal mischief on Lost Acres Drive was reported.
WAUCHULA
May 18, Jose Pulido Saavedra, 31, of 334 Acorn Dr., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
May 18, criminal mischief on East Palmetto Street was
reported.
May 17, Lazaro Ramirez, 44, of Central Avenue, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with trespass-
ing on property not a structure or conveyance, resisting an officer
without violence and disorderly intoxication.
'May 17, Wanda Louise Stettler, 45, of 1030 Makowski Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
May 17, Jose DeJesus Tapia, 29, of 3860 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and on charges of
withholding support of children and contempt of court.
May 17, criminal mischief on South Seventh Avenue and a
theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.
May 16, Karista Newsome, 30, of 2938 Bluebird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on a charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance without a prescription. At the jail,
Dep. Ryan Waters detained her on a charge of violation of proba-
tion.
May 16, Raul Molina, 33, of 605 W. Main St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. At the
jail, Dep. Ryan Waters detained him on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
May 16, Flaviono Santiago Guiterrez, 33, of 609 N. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin, and
charged with DUI and another traffic offense.
May 16, Randolph Hardee Jr., 38, of 3215 Baird St.,
Lakeland, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with pos-
session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 16, Melquiades Alarcon, 24, of 801 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged
with DUI with property damage, hit-and-run-leaving the scene of
a crash involving damages, possession of marijuana with intent ot
sell of deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 16, criminal mischief on Carlton Street and a theft on
South 11th Street were reported.
May 15, a theft on South Seventh Avenue was reported.
May 14, a residential burglary on East Main Street was
reported.
May 13, Gabriel Lopez Meliton, 40, P.O. Box 1961,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication and shoplifting-petit theft.
May 13, Mark Dwaine Williams, 35, of 418 S. llth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bur-
glary not a dwelling structure or conveyance, larceny of a firearm,
forgery-altering public records certification, forgery-uttering a
false instrument, dealing in stolen property and criminal mis-
chief--damage to property.
May 13, a business burglary on North Eighth Avenue was
reported.
May 12, Eutiquio Chavez, 29, of 117 N. Third Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with tres-
passing on property other than a structure.
BOWLING GREEN
May 18, a vehicle on East Coconut Street was reported stolen.
May 16, Arnoldo Godinez Lopez, 22, of 4210 Middle Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and
charged with disorderly intoxication.
May 16, criminal mischief on Central Avenue was reported.

May 13, a theft on West Main Street was reported.
May 12, Cassandra Lee Escamilla, 19, of 777 Lake Branch
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer
and charged with larceny-petit theft and contributing to the delin-
quency of a minor.
May 12, criminal mischief on Lynn Street and thefts on
Central and on West Main Street were reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
May 16, a residential burglary on Fourth Street West was
reported.
May 14, Robert L. Wade, 50, of 3317 Hickory St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Chief Chris Baty and charged with bat-
tery. At the jail, Dep. Manuel Zuniga detained him on two counts
violation of probation.

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate
between what you do know and what you don't.
-Anatole France


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710
Greetings from Fort Green! "glads" to wrap in matching tis-
Have you ever seen such sue paper for their mothers.
weather? It is cold in the early They, were truly beautiful.
morning and the late evenings Quite often, this class makes
and the wind blows constantly cards for the shut-ins.
at 90 miles an hour! Now, that sympathy is
is an exaggeration, but this is extended to Chris Thompson
unusual weather. At least, our and her family. She was in
wind is cool. I visited in Texas Aanas viii her son,
one summer and the wind blew Arkanas mvisi e,tg her so
all the time but it blew hot air. Danny Summerville, who had a
Fort Green Baptist Church heart ata. He was r d rom
always has a party to honor our the hospital on Friday but
graduates. This year, we have passed sway on Monday. At
four seniors graduating from past she got to vsit wth
Hardee High who are members least she got to visit with him
Hardee High who are members for a week before he departed
or attend at Fort Green. They this earth.
are Brad Keen, Patrick Laker, ea
Jamie Harrison and LeAnna Please remember to pray for
Himrod. the Thompsons in their time of
Hanna Brown and Destiny sorrow. My Mama always said
Fields are our kindergarten it was harder to lose a child than
graduates. They also participate a parent. I thank the Good Lord
in the fun. that I have not been there.
Our pastor makes a slide Our deepest sympathy is also
show of the seniors, using sup- extended to Dwayne Hulsey
plied photos from their baby and family in the home going of
days to the worst hair day. It is his dad. Dwayne is the son-in-
usually funny, with the unusual law of one of our church mem-
narrations he supplies. Then bers. On special occasions he
after the evening service, we will visit Fort Green with them.
have a supper. Each graduate We were happy to have
has a table decorated with out- Agnes Grimes and Anita Keen
standing accomplishments. It is visit Fort Green last Sunday. It
a fun time for all. is always a pleasure to have
Carol Brown teaches the them visit us.
Girls In Action on Wednesday There is not much news from
nights at Fort Green. She grew this little part of the world this
some beautiful gladioluses and week. I sincerely hope that
brought them to class. The girls means everyone is well and
enjoyed preparing cards and feeling good. Please pray for
then selecting various colored each other.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JUNE 05, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following request:
Agenda No.
08-25
Rocky D.IKimberly J. Parks requests a approval of a Special
Exception to locate a a single-family mobile home dwelling on
3.40MOL acres zoned F-R in the Agriculture Future Land Use
District
N si of Altman Rd., W of South Florida Ave
17 34 25 0300 00001 0003
3.40MOL ac Lot 03, BIk 01 Shady Creek Minor SID
S17, T34S, R25E
Roger Conley, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JUNE 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-25
All Public Hearings to be held in BCC Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102,412 W Orange St.
Wauchula, FL
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearings. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9t' Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 5:22, 29c


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 Couhty Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 5:1-29c






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Best of Show
Zackary Durastanti (Netherland Dwarf)


Reserve Best of Show
Brooke Shaw (Mini-Lop)


POULTRY


Senior Showmanship
First -- Jessica Dees
Second -- Codi Ham
Junior Showmanship
First -- Danielle Weeks
Second -- Claudia Klein
Third -- Dalton Bryant
Reserve Champion
C.J. Patton'


Intermediate
Kacee Bryant


DAIRY


Grand and Reserve Champion
Jessica Hunt


Completed Projects
Edward Hunt
Andrew Hunt
Jessica Hunt
Grooming
Jessica Hunt
Kaylee Brummett
Rookie of the Year
Jessica Deese


SWINE


Grand Champion
Kaitlyn Shaw
Reserve Champion
Dillard Albritton
Senior Showmanship
First -- Dillon Roberts
Second -- Justin Hines
Third -- Marisa Shivers
Junior Showmanship
First -- Dillard Albritton
Second -- Justin Knight
Third -- Brook Aleman
Helping Hand
Senior -- Justin Hines
Junior -- Conner Crawford
All-Around Swine Exhibitor
Dillard Albritton
Dean Cullins Award
Justin Hines
Carcass Contest
First -- Carleigh Coleman
Second -- Jeremy Rowe
Third -- Amber Westberry
Fourth -- Cleston Sanders
Fifth -- Emily Albritton
Sixth -- Wyatt Maddox
Seventh -- Brea Farrer
Eighth -- Taylor Pohl
Ninth -- Dalton Tubbs
Tenth -- Audra Weeks


Grand Champion
Abby Clark
Reserve Champion
Dalton Reas


Senior Showmanship
First -- Kaylyn Stevenson
Second -- Shelby Albritton
Third -- Dalton Hewitt
Junior Showmanship
First -- Kramer Royal
Second -- Dillard Albritton
Third -- Abby Clark


Weight Gain
Dalton Hewett
Hardee Senior FFA
Dylan Farr


Carcass Contest
First -- Tyler Pella
Second -- Kaylee Brummett
Third -- Jacob Lowe
Fourth -- Dalton Farr
Fifth -- Caleb Reas
Sixth -- Greg Aleman
Seventh -- Bayleigh Pierstorff
Eighth -- Jacob Crews
Ninth -- Christina English
Tenth - Kalan Royal


Grooming Contest
First -- Shelby Albritton and Jessica McVay
Second -- Caleb Reas and Dylan Farr
Third -- Kalan Royal and Philip Barton


Hardee County
Farm Bureau Rookie of the Year
Laina Durrance
All-Around Steer Exhibitor
Jacob Lowe


Dean Cullins Award
Jacob Lowe
Supreme Heifer
Shelby Albritton
Reserve Heifer
Kaylyn Stevenson
Grand Brahman Bull
Eric Klein
Grand Angus Bull
Dustin Maddox
Grand Angus Heifer
Makenna Fite


All-Around Exhibitor
Kaylyn Stevenson
4-H Record Book Winners
Junior Class:
First -- Emily Albritton (Swine)
Second -- Laina Durrance (Steer)
Third - Cheyanne Gough (Swine)
Intermediate:
First -- Kramer Royal (Steer)
Second -- Will Bennett (Swine)
Third -- Sid Crews (Steer)
Senior:
First -- Kaylee Brummett (Steer)
Second -- Dylan Roberts (Swine)
Third -- Dustin Maddox (Beef Breeding)


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SI Courthoue!R1eport


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the .office of the county
court:
Nicholas Edward Spaulding,
27, Wauchula, and Lindsay
Anne Mestad, 27, Wauchula.
Jose Manuel Salguero, 27,
LaBelle, and Maria Rodriguez,
21, LaBelle.
Armando Garcia, 44, Wau-
chula, and Brenda Alvarado,
31, Wauchula.
Timothy Fulton Hawkins, 61,
Bradenton, and Vicki Lynn
Hawkins, 54, Bradenton.
Jose Eulogio Espinoza, 27,
Wauchula, and Allene Annette
Cruz, 33, Wauchula.
Jason Andrew Jardan, 24,
Avon Park, and Jennifer Ann
Grace, 27, Zolfo Springs.
James Ed McCafferty, 20,
Wauchula, and Cassandara
Lynne Kersey, 17, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Unifund CCR Partners vs.
Sue Conner, dismissed.
Capital One Bank vs. Jose L.
Turrubiates, judgment.
Unifund CCR Partners GP
vs. Norma J. Bond, judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. Alma Delia Vargas and
Guillermo Ramirez, judgment
against Alma Delia Vargas.
Wauchula Garden Apart-
ments vs. Leonard Hudson,
default judgment for possession
and removal of tenant.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Mary L. Traver, consent judg-


ment.
Northstar Capital Acquisi-
tions vs. Franklin Chestnut,
judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. Bryant Keith Richardson
and Robin Christina Richard-
son.
Beverly D. McClellan vs.
George Wadsworth Jr., order.

There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court last week as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Horace Omar Davis vs.
Warden T.H. Cannon and Wal-
ter McNeil, state Department of
Corrections (DOC), petition to
review inmate situation.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Juan Ramon Gonzales, petition
to foreclose mortgage.
Jennifer Ann Kalagian vs.
Ricky E. Eubanks, petition to
enforce administrative child
support order.
Danielle Thomas and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Eddie Owens, peti-
tion to register interstate child
support order.
Danielle Thomas and DOR
vs. Kevin Landers, petition to
register interstate child support
order.
Danielle Thomas and DOR
vs. Randy Campbell, petition to
register interstate child support
order.
Anita Thomas o/b/o minor


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
any questions regarding the rules please feel
free to call City Hall at (863) 773-3131.
T 5:8-29c

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* 1Colon &Lopez PA
AGGRESIVE REPRESENT ION


child and DOR vs. Amado
Garcia Jr., petition for child
support.
Dorothy Dozier Moss vs.
Jimmy Moss, petition for
injunction for protection.
Danielle Thomas vs. Debra
Lynn Soto, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Sophia Garcia and DOR vs.
Jose G. Garcia, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Danny Faulk vs. Gwendolyn
Yvonne Bell, petition for
injunction for protection.
Scott Lee Hartman vs.
Barbara Coleman Hartman,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Frankie Raulerson and DOR
vs. Ashley Nicole Norman,
order.
Tiffany Nanney and Garry
Nanney, divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Rita T. McCurry et al, voluntary
dismissal.
Heather Moreno vs. Randy
Hamilton Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Kristen Rene Welch vs.
Jessie Aguilar Jr., order.
Glenda Smith and DOR vs.
Travis Waters, amended child
support order.
Maria Reyna and DOR vs.
Jose C. Martinez, child support
suspended..
Elizabeth Ann Darty and
DOR vs. Timmy Joe King,
child support order.
Ida Heath vs. Hardee County,
dismissed.
Amanda J. Mink and DOR
vs. Enrique A. Gomis, petition
for child support contempt
order denied.
Kimberl Rose Surrency and
DOR vs. IKith Brown, change
of child support payee.
Avelo Mortgage LLC vs.
Vernon R. Greene and Colette
Greene et al, amended judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Danielle P. Robinson and
DOR vs. Patrisio Tovar, child
support order.
Diondra Danielle Chisolm
and DOR vs. Emerson Fils-
Aime, child support order.
Dale Edward Turner and
Shirley Ann Turner, voluntary
dismissal.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Regina
Massey, judgment.
HSBC Bank USA National
Association as trustee vs. Roy
Rodriguez et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
L. Bennett Flanders and Dr.
Stephen L. Wehrmann vs.
Jeanette Vickers, Ann Vickers
and Joseph M. Vickers, judg-
ment.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Shannon Allen Gentry, order
of forfeiture.
Tobey L. Smoak vs. William
A. Edenfield, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Rose M. Pogue vs. Vicki
Adcox, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Diana Vasquez vs. Isidro A.
Santiaga-Rojas, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.


Margarita M. Borjas vs.
Tamara Mitchell, dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Gwendolyn Yvonne Bell vs.
Danny Fred Faulk, injunction
for protection.
Maviella Saldivar vs. Marco
A. Huerta Sr., injunction for
protection.
Rose F. Pluviose vs. Jean R.
Alfred, certificate of child sup-
port delinquency.
Rose Marie Kerth and DOR
vs. Davina A. Wallace, child
support order.
Sharon E. Outley and DOR
vs. Calvin L. McLeod, child
support order.
Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Thelma Cabrera and DOR
vs. Thomas Cabrera.
Tammy L. Fulton and DOR
vs. Wesley L. Murphy.
Jose Angel Cabrera and DOR
vs. Maria Lupe Cabrera.
Lee Ann White and DOR vs.
Courtney Edward Clement.
Deborah Lyn Minton
Richardson and DOR vs. James
Ray Richardson.
Tikisha Haygood and DOR
vs. Hasan J. Williams.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 were
filed recently in the office of
the clerk of court:
SLB of Wauchula LLC to
Agri-Citrus LLC, $598,500.
Danny D. and Theresa L.
Douglas to Homes of Wauchula
Inc., $60,000.
Pamela H. Gilliard to
William B. Gilliard and Pamela
H. Gilliard, $54,814.
Bowling Green Medical
Center Inc. to Raul and Ines A.
Palomado, $100,000.
Mirelia Santana to Gary
Delatorre, $93,300.
Eddie and Barbara A. Bailey
to James and Lydia Neff,
$127,000.
Ouida S. Roberts, Sue R.
Overcash and Gay R. Duncan
as co-trustees to Williard Kelly
Jr. and Elizabeth Durrance,
$360,000.
I like to see a man proud of
the place in which he lives. I
like to see a man live so that
his place will be proud of him.


ARTISTRY OF THE MASTER

The morning mist ushers in another
spirit-filled day,

I hear the melodious sound of the blue jay.


The beaming golden sun is starting

to shine bright,

Glittering butterflies begin to

flutter in the light.


The fresh air.is cooled by a gentle breeze,
It strokes the green leaves on

the stately trees.


A band of color is enriched by

blankets of beautiful flowers,

The farm animals commence their
grazing in verdant pastures.

Which last for many hours.


There reaching up to Heaven is

a majestic mountain peak,

The white-capped waves of the

sea wash the reef


All this handiwork is in relation,
It proclaims an awesome

God and His creation.

- Theresa Myers
Wauchula

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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
fast 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
I__ I_ .


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 0o27'55" East,
a distance of 39.97 feet to the Southwest corner of said Revels
Subdivision; thence North 89021'01" East, a distance of 640.04 feet to a
point 25.00 feet West of the East line of said South 1/2 of West 1/2 of
Northeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4; thence South 0031'41" East and along
said West line a distance of 288.22 feet; thence South 89041'38" West a
distance of 807.28 feet to a point on the West line of said Block 17;
thence North 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 whichassessed: 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







May 22, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CASE NO: 25-2007-CA-000585

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
AND CUSTODIAN FOR MQRGAN
STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC,
MSAC-2007-HE4 BY: SAXON
MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
F/K/A MERITECH MORTGAGE
SERVICES, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
BERTHA CASTILLO; NICHOLAS
CASTILLO JR.; 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
IN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HARD-
EE COUNTY THROUGH ITS
HOUSING PROGRAM REFERRED
TO AS HOUSING REHABILITA-
TION PROGRAM; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4-
7,2008 entered in Civil Case No.
25-2007-CA-000585 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 THE NORTH FRONT
DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE at
the HARDEE County Courthouse
located at 417 WEST MAIN
STREET In WAUCHULA, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 11 day of
June, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:

A PORTION OF BLOCK
"10" OF ROBERTS AND
SKIPPER RE-SUBDIVISION
OF ROBERTS AND SKIP-
PER ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 2-
119 AND 2-120, ALSO IN
PLAT BAR A-50, IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
COURT OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
A UNNUMBERED LOT IN
THE SE CORNER THERE-
OF, SUBJECT TO A 10
FEET EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AN EGRESS
ALONG THE NORTH LINE
THEREOF.

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.

Dated this 7 day of April, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
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
ADMINISTRATION, at the HARD-
EE County Courthouse at 863-
773-9853, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
5:22-29c
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 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, i. M i are a person with a dis-
ability wnho 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 Lis Pendens
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale."

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 252008DP000110
Donna Granadero,
Petitioner


and

Paul Martinez,
Respondent


Ij


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Paul Martinez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Donna Granadero,
whose address is 2026 Rigdon
Rd. Wauchula FL on or before
6/20/2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at PO
Drawer 1749, or 417 W. Main St.,
Room #202, Wauchula, FL 33873,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered
I against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.

Copies of all court documents
In this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.

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

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated this 19th day of May, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Court
Delois Franks, D.C.
"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity, who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision or
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator,, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this (describe
notice), if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711."
5:22-6:12
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 of June 1,
2007 Equlfirst 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 V
DISABILITY WHO NEED!
ACCOMMODATION IN ORD
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRC
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
COST TO YOU, TO THE
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIST
PLEASE CONTACT
County Courthouse, 417
Main Street, Wauchula, FL
WITHIN 2 WORKING DA
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS N
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955
IF YOU ARE VOICE IMF
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.

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


B. HUGH BR
CLERK OF CIRCUIT (
Hardee County,
Connie

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCU
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLOOR
GENERAL JURISDICTI(
DIVISION
CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 00

HSBC BANK USA, NATION
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
ACE SECURITIES CORP. H(
EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SER
2005-HE4 ASSET BACKED
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-HE4
PLAINTIFF Q
VS.
ROY RODRIGUEZ; UNKNO'
SPOUSE OF ROY RODRIGI
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNC
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAI
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TC
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY (
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; J(
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN P(
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SAL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
suant to a Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure
5/8, 2008 entered in Civil C
252008CA000005 of the
Court of the 10TH Judicial
in' and for HARDEE (
Florida, I will sell to the
and best bidder for cash
NORTH FRONT DOOR O
COURTHOUSE at the H
County Courthouse located
WEST MAIN STREET, SUIT
WAUCHULA, Florida, at 11:
on the 4 day of June, 2008
lowing described property
forth in said Summary
Judgment, to wit:

S 1/2 LOT 8, AND LOT
AND 10, BLOCK 25, BO
ING GREEN RR SUR%
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EA
ACCORDING TO THE P
THEREOF AS RECORD
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAG
29, OF THE PUB
RECORDS OF HARI
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any nArson claiming an


VITH A
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Hardee
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33873
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ADLEY
COURT
Florida


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:


Coker The North eight-four (84)
feet of Lot 4, Block 10,
F: Packers Addition, City of
Wauchula, as per map or
Nay plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 1-93
(Hardee County Plats re-
corded in DeSoto County,
5:15-22c Florida) and Plat Bar A-16,
Public Records of Hardee
)F THE County, Florida.
)IT,
Dated this 5th day of May, 2008.
IIDA
ON B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
)0005 By: Edwina Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
AL Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
E FOR Clifford M. Ables III, RA.
OME 202 West Main Street, Suite 103
AIES Wauchula, FL 33873
PASS-
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing a special
- accommodation to participate in
*r- this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of Court's Office at 430
WN South Commerce Avenue, Se-
UEZ I bring, Florida 33870-3701, tele-
)WN phone (863) 773-4174, no later
than seven (7) days prior to the
MED proceeding. If you are hearing or
S) voice impaired, call Florida Relay
3 E Services at (800) 955-8770.
R SAID ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
CLAIM INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
ES, FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
EES THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
OHN AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM
OS- WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.


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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.


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

Those who wish to sing,
always find a song.
-Swedish Proverb


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).
I/

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
SOUTH 211.33 FEET FOR A
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 403.50 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 87 DE-
GREES 16 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST 1031.95


Letter To Editor

Hardee Farm Bureau President

Thanks Congressman Buchanan


I would like to take the time
to thank Congressman Vern
Buchanan for all your efforts
and hard work to get the Farm
Bill passed in the House. This is
a tremendous plus and boost for
Florida agriculture, being the
very first'time Florida is includ-
ed in the Farm Bill.
Many don't know that agri-
culture is a driving force in the
economy of Florida. It is what
carried our state after 9-11. It is
what carried our state after the
hurricanes of 2004 and 2005,
and it will be what carries our"
state in these time of economic
depression that our country is
facing. Florida agriculture has
always been a driving force in
Florida and has always been
one of the top economic forces
in our state.
Florida agriculture is more
alive than ever. As development
in both residential and commer-
cial moves into our state, the
agriculture industry has had to
adjust, become more efficient
with higher production on less
acreage and more diversified in




FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 437.98 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 54 MINUTES 30
SECONDS WEST 1030.63
FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; LESS ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY OFF THE WEST
SIDE FOR ROAD, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/KA 453 HOLLANDTOWN
ROAD, WAUCHULA, FL
33873
SAny 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.

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


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk-
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their operations. Florida agri-
culture takes care of the land,
because that is what takes care
of us.
With the Farm Bill, Florida
will be included for help when.
disaster hits our areas. It will
help with research of our spe-
cialty crops with pests and dis-
eases and help the agriculture
industry to continue to produce
the highest quality and safest'
food and products in the world.
l|oiHa's "specialty crops are
very vital to all.
You know, the University of
Florida. used to have a bumper
sticker that said: "Agriculture -
YOUR life support system."
And.,bday the new F.F.A.
bumper sticker reads: "I Farm-
You Eat." I think this very much
sums it all up.
Again, thank you for your
support and all your efforts to
get this passes through the
House, and hopefully the
Seniate will pass it followed by
the* President's signature. I
appreciate what you are doing
and have done for our commu-
nity, oi state and our country.
Sincerely,
David B. Royal
President
Hardee County Farm Bureau




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE '10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, . IN AND FOR
INAND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION
.C; .25-2007CA ~7 a . DIVISION
CASE NO.: 25-2007CA-qop647 CASE NO. 26 2007 CA 000734


AMERICAN GENERAL HOME
EQUITY, INC.
Plaintiff,
V.
CHARLES F. WALKER; et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
hereby given that pursuant to
Summary Judgment
Foreclosure entered in this caf
in the Circuit Ccurt of Hardi
County, Florida, the real proper
described as:

Lot 53, of the OAKS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, an
unrecorded , subdivision
lying in Sections 11, 14,
and 15, Township 35 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida, described
as follows: Commence at
the Southwest corner of
said Section 11; thence run
on assumed bearing of N
00� 05' 46" W along the
West line of said Section,
26-46-37 feet to the
Northwest corner of the S
1/2 of said Section 11;
thence S 89� 52' 38" E
along the North line of said
S 1/2, 3478.31 feet to the
PO.B.; thence continue S
890 52' 38" E., 200.00 feet;
thence S 00" 26' 19" W,
1220.00 feet; thence N 896
52' 38' W 200.00 feet;
thence N 00� 26' 19"
E.,1220.00 feet to the
P.O.B.; subject to road
easement over the South
30.00 feet thereof;
TOGETHER WITH DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
BEARING ID#FLA714593 &
714594.
will be sold at public sale, to tl
highest and best bidder,for cas
at the front steps of the Hard
County Courthouse, 417 We
Main Street, Wauchula, Floric
33873, at 11:00 a.m. on June
2008.

DATE: 5/6/08

B. HUGH BRADLI
Clerk of Coi
By: Connie Cok
Deputy Cle

If you are a person with a disab
ty who needs any accommodate
in order to participate-in this pl
ceeding, you are entitled, at
cost to you, to the provision
certain assistance. Please conti
the Court Administrator (863) 77
4174, within two working days
your receipt of this Notice. If y
are hearing or voice impaired, c
Florida Relay Service (800) 98
8770.
5:22-


CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SER-
VIdES, INC.

PLAINTIFF
VS.
RODNEY POUCHER, VICKIE
POUCHER; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
Is INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
a WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
in DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
e8 UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
ee AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
ty HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOEAND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
bEFENDANT(S)
,, ' . �* " - - .I.

... NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
*S, 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,
Wluchula, 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
he PUBLIC RECORDS OF
uh, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
ee DA.
set
da Any pieron claiming an Interest
4, in the surplus from the sale. If any.
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens.
must filt a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
EY
urt Dited this 6 day of May, 2008.
er .. ..
erk B. HUGH BRAbLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
III. By: Connie Coker
on Deputy Clerk
ro- .
no IN. ACCORDANCE WITH THE
of AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
lct ACT, persons with disabilities
73- needing a special accommodation
of should contact COURT ADMINIS-
ou TRACTION, At the HARDEE County
all Courthouse At 863.773-9853, 1-
i5- 80095S6.8771 (TDD) or 1-800-95S-
87t6, via Florida Relay Service.
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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 22, 2008


Itlbl


The Outrageous Keith Deltao Live!


Attention Parents, Community, & Churches


May 22nd - Parent Workshop, Hardee Junior High
* Parents Only! No children in attendance, please. Childcare


School at 7:00 pm
will not be provided.


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
Hardee Senior High School Hard(




HARDEE COUN
The Outrageous Keith Deltano Live! TEEN PREGACY A

Dear Parents, According to the 2006 Florida
Survey, Of the students surv
Hardee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and Drug have used alcohol at least or
Prevention Coalition has scheduled a Parent Workshop for 64.8% among high school).
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Hardee Jr. reported binge drinking, def
drinks in a row within the pa.
High School auditorium. Keith Deltano, a former 6th grade
teacher at Jamestown Middle School, will be * 24.7% of high school student
presenting a program for parents on how to communicate students report using mariju
with your child about serious issues school students report using
such as drugs, alcohol, smoking and sex. While his comic occasion. Lifetime prevalence
approach will make you laugh, he from a high of 7.9% for presc
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
. Hardee County. The Cost to
Items to be raffled off include: H e C y. Te Ct
$740,000.000.
Nine $50 Gas Cards
*In 2006, there were 95 births
Bring the ticket with you to the program on Thursday Hardee County. The Cost to
evening to be entered in the Raffle. You must be present $1,952,000.00.
to win.
*Teen mothers are 50% more I
If you have questions, please call the Hardee County and require public assistancE
Health Department at 773-4161 ext 169 or 170. while still a teen and are 57%�

*Teen fathers complete fewer
Please plan to come for a fun and informative night with less annually. 40% of the fatal
Keith Deltano. There's no time like the present to start mothers are age 20 or older.
helping our children make responsible choices. teen mothers of their first chi
* Children born to teen mother
Below is your FREE RAFFLE TICKET. Please detach and at a low birth weight and 50'
bring it with you to the program to be entered in our raffle perform much worse on stan
for some wonderful prizes! graduate from hiah school.
graduate from high school.


Free Raffle Ticket- Must be Present to Win

Parent Name

Your Child's Name

5:22c


* Being born at a low birth wei!
blindness, deafness, mental I
other disabilities.
* Daughters of teen mothers ar
mothers themselves. Sons o
likely to end up in prison.
Sources: 2006 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Sur
www.teenpregnancy.org


May 23
ee Junior High School


TY STATISTICS ON
ND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
a Youth Substance Abuse
eyed in Hardee County, 55.5%
ice (45.1% among middle school,
Nearly 20% of student surveyed
ned as consuming five or more
st two weeks.
:s and 20.1% of middle school
ana at least once. 15.2% of middle
inhalants on at least one
;e of use for illicit drugs ranges
rription pain relievers to a low of

to teens under the age of 18 in
Hardee County Tax Payers?


to teens mothers ages 15-19 in
Hardee County Tax Payers?


likely to drop out of high school
e, 24% have additional children
More likely to be a single parent.
years of school and earn $5,000
hers of children born to teen
Only 20% of the fathers marry
ild.
s are 50% more likely to be born
, more likely to repeat a grade,
dardize tests and are less likely to

ght increases the chances of
retardation, cerebral palsy and

re 22% more likely to become teen
f teen mothers are 13% more

vey, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy,


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