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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 26
4 Sections, 56 Pages


Thursday, June 5, 2008


WILDCAT POWER!


COURTESY PHOTO
Peace River Electric Cooperative notes its linemen have encountered many an interesting situation over the years,
but never one quite like this. Lineman Eddie Bailey found no ordinary housecat staring back at him Tuesday from
atop this power pole near Ona. It was a Lynx Rufus Floridanus, or bobcat. Workers "de-energized" the electrical
equipment around the cat, then left the scene to allow it to safely climb down on its own. It, apparently, was "ener-
gized" by all the action, and was gone when workers returned a short while later, PRECo says.


It's Hurricane




Season Again!


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Alma and Arthur were early
guests this year.
Both the Pacific and Atlantic
hurricane season opened before
the June 1 official start to the
six-month time of storm aware-
ness. Both turned into tropical
storms with a lot of wind and
rain.
Self-preparedness, that's the
watchword for this year. With
federal and state financial woes,
officials at all levels are warn-
ing folks to be responsible for
their own hurricane prepared-
ness and cleanup.
There are five major storms
predicted this year. On the
Atlantic coast, they could vary
from Bertha to Wilfred, from
June to November 30, the end
of the hurricane season.
Hardee County Emergency
Management Director Rich
Shephard echoes the sentiments
expressed by state director
Craig Fugate, who said "people
should not embrace the victim
mentality, but rather think in
terms of survival and plan for
it."
"The state is pushing person-
al preparedness," said Shepard.
People need to have a three-to-
five- day supply of medicines,
food, water, tarpaulins, a gener-
ator, and other emergency


items. They need to have a fam-
ily plan where folks will
meet if they are not home when
a hurricane,comes and notify
someone out of the area where
they will be during a hurri-
cane."
Shepard said after hurricanes-
Charley, Francis and Jeanne,
many volunteers fielded thou-
sands of calls from worried rel-
atives unable to get in touch
with their loved ones.
The 2008-09 All Hazards
Guide, available at many local
stores and businesses, gives
quite a few hints on how to pre-
pare for a hurricane, what sup-
plies are needed, what to do
after it strikes, etc.
One of the most important
things is a NOAA (National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration) radio to keep
advised as a hurricane ap-
proaches and power may be out.
Such radios can be purchased at
most stores.
Shepard notes that there are
two special shelters people
must pre-register for. One is the
Special Needs Shelter at South
Florida Community College
and the other is the pet-friendly
shelter for those who have not
been able to board their pets.
People can register on line at
hardeecounty.net/EOC or call
See HURRICANE 2A


Crash


Claims


Man
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An Arcadia man was killed
here last week when he appar-
ently lost control of his pickup
while traveling on U.S. 17, the
Florida Highway Patrol said.
Burt Adonis Mays, 55, be-
came the seventh person to die
on Hardee County roadways so
far this year.
According to Cpl. Kimberly.
A. Benavidez, the single-vehi-
cle crash occurred at about 1:40
a.m. on Tuesday where the
highway intersects with Allman
Drive.
See CRASH 2A


WEATHER
DATE WalH
05/26 92 63 0.00
05/29 93 64 0.00
05130 92 66 0.00
05/31 99 66 0.00
06/01 94 66 0.00
06/02 94 62 0.20
06/03 94 63 0.40
TOTAL RaInfall to 06103100 11.21
Same period last year 9.31
Ten Year Average 55.09
Source Univ. of Fit. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.................6B
Courthouse Report.......6C
Community Calendar....3A
Crime Blotter.................7C
Fishing Forecast...........2A
Hardee Living.............2...2B
Obits.......................... 4A
Roundups..................3A



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7 118 12 2 07290 3


Local 3rd-Grade FCAT Scores Rival State's


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
If Hardee County third
graders were in a competition
with their statewide peers, they
would be the mathematics
champs.
And they'd be running with
the pack in reading.
So show the recently released
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test scores for this district
and the state.
While the percentage of third
graders statewide who scored at
levels 3-5 on the math portion
of the exam came in at 76, the
Hardee County School District
totaled 81. Level 3 is consid-


Hilltop Elementary School
varied from a 59 to a 58, and
Zolfo Springs Elementary from
a 77 to a 75.
But it was Zolfo Springs Ele-
mentary School that broke all
records with its math score of
95. And that soared 11 points as
well, from 2007's 84, as it cir-
cled overhead and made the
state's 76 look small.
"I believe that is the highest
proficiency score ever achieved
by any school at any grade level
in any subject," Jones said of
local FCAT data. He also noted
that of the state's 2,000-plus
elementary schools, Zolfo
See VICTORY 3A


ered "proficient."
Reading percentages were
lower for all, with 72 for the
state and a close 71 for Hardee.
The data released by the state
Department of Education also
show large gains for local kids,
compared to more moderate
ones for their third-grade coun-
terparts statewide.
While the district's math-pro-
ficiency, percentage climbed
from a 75 in 2007 to the 81 for
2008, the state's moved from a


74 up to a 76. In reading, local
youngsters gained ground from
a 66 in 2007 to this year's 71.
Statewide, readers went from
69 to 72.
"We continue to close the gap
between us and the state aver-
ages," Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones said last week in
reference to the reading scores.
"Obviously, we're pleased about
that."
Three of the county's five ele-
mentary schools made signifi-


cant reading gains while two
lost a point or two, which Jones
considered "normal year-to-
year fluctuation."
Bowling Green Elementary
School racked up 11 more per-
centage points, going from a 53
in 2007 to a 64 in 2008.
Wauchula Elementary School
and North Wauchula Elemen-
tary School each gained nine
percentage points, WES from a'
77 to an 86 and NWES from a
59 to a 68.


GRADUATION JUBILATION


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Hardee Senior High School 2008 grads tossed their caps into the air as they celebrated their crowning moment at Saturday morning's graduation,
capping 13 years of school. See special graduation issue inside.


GRADUATION KEEPSAKE

EDITION INSIDE!,,


Math Numbers Add Up To Victory


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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 5, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN.
Sports Editor

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ject to editing.







Kelly's Column
By Jim


Another graduation season has come and we wish the new
Hardee High School graduates a good and healthy life.
They are graduating at a time of nearly $4 a gallon gasoline, a
housing and real estate slump, tighter budgets and a war on terror
centered in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A time of a most interesting presidential election one of the
most historic in decades The three major candidates have been a
seasoned woman, U.S. senator and wife of a former president; a
U.S. senator of a black father and white mother, a great orator and
campaigner; and a U.S. senator, a 71-year-old former prisoner of
war who has survived cancer and wants to continue the Republican
Party in the White House.
A few weeks ago I reported in error that Barack Obama had
voted against the war in Iraq. He was not in the Senate in 2002. He
and Hillary both have campaigned to end the war as quickly as pos-
sible and bring the troops home.
There is much talk today of global warming, of protecting our
environment, at'at time when food prices are going up.
One Hardee County sage (Bill Lambert) sA'd"he was in a con-
versation recently where the talk includes Amewcans in the future
may have to downsize. I would assume this might include smaller
houses ant smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. He mentioned
more people may start planting their own vegetable gardens.
We appear to be living in a more global economy, with China
and India on the rise. Many new U.S. autoworkers are now making
less money than their cohorts made a few years ago, as American
companies like GM and Ford have to compete with foreign brands
like Toyota and Honda.
Florida's new governor Charlie Crist is getting schools to
increase physical education time. He wants us to be fit and healthy.
Indeed, inactivity and other poor health habits take a toll on
Americans, affecting quality of life and length of life.
I believe over the next 30 years we will learn a lot more about
causes of cancer and whether prolonged use of electronic devices
such as cell phones can cause tumors.
Today's graduates will need to be good money managers.
Roland Skipper, a former county commissioner, was fond of say-
ing there is a big difference between wants and needs. Using bor-
rowed money can be good for some situations but can bite people
like a snake. Americans today have a low savings rate, compared
with some other countries.
Some graduates may have to learn you cannot have everything
now. Is the love of money the root of all evil? Certainly the root of
a lot of evil. The lady who is credited with helping take prayer out
of schools met an untimely death over money.
Charles Atlas, the famous bodybuilder of the 1950s and 1960s,
talked about the value of regular exercise and healthy thinking. He
suggested deep breathing of pure air, since our lungs have upper'
and lower parts. Onr eating and drinking, he said to put the good
stuff in our bodies (you put good clean fuel in an airplane not
junk do the same thing with our bodies). His course is still avail-
able today.
Right living appears to bring its own rewards. Wrong living
can get us in trouble. I have heard that old age is not for the faint
of heart. My mother turned 100 in April.
There are many choices in life The choices we make and the
friends we have can influence our life profoundly. I think we all
could us God's blessing and grace.
Winston Churchill once told a graduating class to "never, ever
give up." I believe that is true in most cases, but sometimes a door
closes and we must look for another door. However, we won't get
anywhere if we get stuck in a revolving door:,,
Joe L. Davis believes in working, hard andi smart and in the
value of persistence.
Walk in wise counsel and do not be a companion of fools, the
Bible says. Also it says to love and honor God and keep his com-
mandments and to love our neighbors or fellow man as ourselves.
If we hate ourselves, Houston, we have a problem. But that is
a topic in itself.

Rev. Juanita Wright of Wauchula could use some financial
help with her 501C3 non-profit ministry called New Creation and
Family Resource Center, which operates one licensed home, two
independent living homes, and one emergency shelter. The min-
istry as of last week was serving 11 clients, men and women who
are homeless and trying to redirect their lives. Some have been on
drugs or alcohol.
One home a few weeks ago was severely damaged by a fire.
For more information call Juanita at 1-863-781-0982.

Lions Club member Rick Knight recently shared a 2003 com-
mencement talk to the MBA graduates of Duke University's Fuqua
School of Business, made by Brian Ferguson, chairman and CEO
of Eastman Chemical Company. The title was "What Keeps CEOs
Awake and Why You Should Care." He listed four reasons:
1.) Mega-marketers like Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, GE,
Microsoft, Europe's Carrefour.
Their tremendous buying power has changed the rules of the
game. People love bargains. They squeeze costs out of their sup-
pliers. Mega-marketers are great for customers.
2.) Nostalgia.
We are in a new business environment. Business strategies we


HURRICANE
Continued From 1A
the "Emergency Operations
Center at 773-6373.
Mobile home residents espe-
cially should make their evacu-
ation plans early.
Hurricane shopping lists are
available. Since many major
storms don't come until August,
residents are urged to buy sup-
plies over the next 10-12 weeks,
a little at a time. There needs to
be a gallon of water a day for
each person in the household,
enough for three to seven days.
People can plan a nutritious
food supply, using canned
juices and soups, nondairy
creamer and milk, trail mix,
peanut butter, granola bars,
meal replacement bars, low-fat
cookies/bars, instant coffee,
dried fruits, and special foods
and vitamins for elderly persons
and infants.,
Shepard warns folks about
complacency, the "hurricane
amnesia" that doesn't recall the
aftermath of a focused storm
such as Charley, which cut a 10-
mile swath through Hardee
County, or more widespread
Frances or Jeanne, which
affected several counties across
an area. Even a storm in the
next county can produce flood-
ing, winds and other effects in
Hardee County.
In 1988, six storms directly
crossed Hardee County. Histor-
ically, the state is the most hur-
ricane-prone area, with central
Florida not exempt. "Just
because we're inland, we're not
out of harm's way. There's been
88 landfalls in Florida in the
last 100 years. Regardless of the
predictions, it only takes one
big storm," reminded Shephard.
While the EOC has the latest
technology and internet connec-
tions to keep emergency per-
sonnel ready, it's still up to each
individual or family "to prepare
for the worst, and hope for the
best," concluded Shephard.



CRASH
Continued From 1A
Mays, she said, was driving
his 1992 Ford truck northbound
on U.S. 17 when he traveled off
the roadway and onto the grass
shoulder. The reason, she said,
is not known.
Once off the road, the pickup
went into a ditch, struck a cul-
vert and then "vaulted" over
Allman Drive, Benavidez de-
scribed.
When the truck hit the
ground again, it began to spin,
overturning several times and
ejecting Mays.
Mays was found in the mid-
dle of the southbound lane of
U.S. 17, she said.
Mays was not wearing a seat
belt, Benavidez said.


Even if happiness forgets
you a little bit, never com-
pletely forget about It.


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that do not need cooking, such as:
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j *Canned soups and puddings
S*Canned fruit juices
SDried1fruit
SBaby formula and food
SBread, cookies, and crackers
.Peanut butter and jelly
S Coffee and tea
SBottled water
SPet food and supplies
SPrescription medication (two weeks supply)
SManual can opener
SPersonal hygiene products
SWater purification tables (halazone)
S Disposable plates, cups and utensils
SInfant care items disposable diapers
*First aid supplies
*Masking or duct tape
*Flashlight or lantern and extra batteries
Battery-operated radio
SNon-electric clock
*Ice chest
S Extra flashlight
SCanned heat (Sterno)


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*Lamp or lantern with fuel supply
*Portable outdoor camping stove '
or grill with fuel supply I
*Portable toilet
N*Mosquito coils/repellant
*Plastic trash bags
*Plastic sheeting for drop cloth
*Chlorinated bleach
*Fire extinguisher (ABC type)
Other items that may be useful
include:
*Hammer
*Screwdriver I
*Pliers and wrenches I1
*Handsaw
*Razor knife
*Ax or chain saw
*Rope caulking I
*Nails and screws
*Bucket, mop, broom,
*Scrub brush
*All purpose cleaner
'Ladder
*Sandbags
*Portable generator
*Sheets of plywood
*Shovel, rake
-Wheelbarrow


Note: Prior to impact adjust freezer/refrigerator to its highest settings. Maintain
garaged vehicle on a full tank. All outside furniture, etc., should be brought inside to
prevent further flying debris.
For more information contact:
Hardee County Emergency Management
404 West Orange Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Phone: (863) 773-6373


Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gustav
Hanflf
Ike
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paloma
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Wcky
Wilfred


had 10 years ago are not good enough for today. Many employees
want things to be the way they were 15 or 20 years ago. Capital
flows to growing economies that are efficient.
3.) China.
In the past 30 years America and Europe faced foreign busi-
ness competition, such as Japan, Taiwan and Korea.' To remain
competitive manufacturing chases lower labor costs.
China has 1.3 billion people and their goal is to build a large
middle class. It is on track to become the biggest consumer nation
in the world. China can easily absorb a lot of capital, including new
jobs and manufacturing.
Manufacturing chases lower labor costs, and services follow
labor cost and technological prowess.
Also, look out for India.
4.) Education.
If the U.S. wants to compete long term with the rest of the
world, we must revisit and reaffirm our commitment to education.
We are not producing enough high school graduates with the right
skills for today's work environment. Modern businesses need
workers with high-level computer skills.
The U.S. needs employees capable of overseeing' sophisticat-
ed production systems. We have little use for unskilled labor.
Not only is secondary education worrisome, the U.S. is not
,producing enough scientists and engineers at the university level.
Asia produces about six times as many engineering degrees at the
bachelor level than U.S. institutions, in 1999 science and engineer-
ing degrees represented 73 percent of the bachelor's degrees earned
in China.
Islands of comfort for the U.S. we have liberty, openness
and opportunity. Our country continues to attract bright, talented
people from around the world. However, hope is not a strategy.'
The U.S. has what it takes, and this is not the most challenged
generation.
Generations that faced tougher challenges included the first
Europeans who settled here, those who went West with a wagonful
of dreams and determination, people who migrated here to start a
new life, and the generations who went through two world wars.
President John F. Kennedy once noted our goal should not be
to merely observe history but to influence history.

State regulators in March ruled that Florida Power and Light
Company can proceed with plans to build two new nuclear gener-
ators at its Turkey Point facility south of Miami, David Royse of
Associated Press reported in March.
There are already two nuclear units plus gas/oil and natural gas
plants at Turkey Point. The two new nuclear units will come online
in 2018 and 2020, reported Royse. During the height of construc-
tion in 2017 consumers will pay no more than $6 extra on their
monthly bills. When the units come online the savings is estimated
by FP&L at about $1 billion a year, "which also would be passed
on to consumers."


HURRICANE

SHELTER


North Wauchula
Elementary
School -.
1120 N. Florida Ave.
Wauchula
(863) 773-2183

Hilltop (K-8)
Elementary
School
2401 U.S. Hwy. 17 N.
Wauchula
(863) 773-2750


Wauchula


(863) 773-3147

Bowling Green
Elementary
School
4530 Church Ave.
Bowling Green
(863) 375-2288


South Florida Hardee Manor Florida Hospital


Care Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula
(863) 773-3231
(Alternative)


Wauchula
533 Carlton St.
Wauchula
(863) 773-3101
(Alternative)


t... **. ,*"-- ,cond !-.

Hardee Junior High School
200 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula
(863) 773-3147
First United Methodist Church of Bowling Green
4910 North Church Ave., Bowling Green
-(863) 375-5106 -
Faith Presbyterian Church
114 North 7th Ave., Wauchula
(863) 773-2105
Hardee County Agri-Civic Center
515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula
(863)773-6698



FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended May 29, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 4,560, com-
pared to 7,274 last week and 5,664 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers
under 500 lbs. were steady, to 1.00 higher, over 500 lbs 2.00 to
3.00 higher; heifers under 500 lbs were 1.00 to 2.00 higher, over
500 lbs 3,.00 to 5.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-170.00;
300-400 lbs., 110.00-128.00; and
400-500 lbs., 101.00-119.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 107.00-145.00;
300-400 lbs., 95.00-110.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-102.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 47,.00-
56.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 64.00-
73.50.


3215 Schoolhouse Rd.
Zolfo Springs
(863) 735-1221

Wauchula
Elementary
School
400 S. Florida Ave.
Wauchula
(863) 773-3141


Community College
Hardee Campus
2968 U.S. Highway 17 N.
Bowling Green
(863) 773-3081
(Primary)


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June 5, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


By DANA CALDWELL
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview on Lester Harris:
Q: When were you born?
A: I was born May 19, 1941.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Cook County, Ga.
Q: How many brothers and sisters
did you have?
A: I had eight sisters and a brother.
Q: What was your favorite thing to
do when you were younger?
A: I liked to go fishing with my
mama.
Q: Wffat _
was the
name of
your
school?
A: The school's name was Spring
Hill.
Q: What kind of school did you go
to?
A: I went to a country school, with
45 students and three different grades
in that class.
Q: Did you finish school?
A: No, I made it through eighth grade
and quit.
Q: What kind of clothes did you
wear in school?
A: We wore regular clothes, jeans
and a shirt.
Q: Did you have to work at a
young age?


Four high-school students
from Peace River Electric
Cooperative's service territory
will be treated to an all-expens-
es-paid one-week tour of Wash-
ington, D.C., this month in
addition to receiving a $500
college scholarship.
One of the winners of the
Youth Tour -Contest is from
Hardee County, Kristi Roehm,
a junior at Hardee Senior High
School.
The contest was offered to
llth-grade students from 15
selected high schools in
PRECo's 10-county service ter-
ritory of Brevard, DeSoto,
Hardee, Highlands, Hillsbor-
ough, Indian River, Manatee,
Osceola, Polk and Sarasota.
The other three winners are
Amirica Nicholson of Avon
Park High School, Avon Park;
Tanisha Pelham of DeSoto
County High School, Arcadia;
and Felicia Rowell of Fort
Meade Middle-Senior High
School, Fort Meade.
They will attend the Wash-
ington Yduth Tour along with
1,500 students from electric
cooperatives around the nation.
Students were required to
write a short essay and submit
an application. The faculty of
each high school chooses one
student to represent their
respective school in the final
selection process.


VICTORY
Continued From 1A


Springs Elementary ranked in"
the top 1-1/2 percent with that
score. -
"We don't look for 15-point
gains every year," Jones noted,
however. "We emphasize daily
hard work bringing continuous
and sustainable progress."
For instance, in 2007 Hardee
math scores were one point
above the state's. Now they are
five. Hardee reading scores
were three points down. Now
they are only one.
But the news is not good for
every third grader.
Third-grade FCAT results are
released before other grades'
score for a reason: If a child
does not earn a Level 2 or above
on the reading portion of the
exam, that child may not be
promoted to fourth grade. There
are, however, six exceptions.
Statewide, 16 percent failed
to make the mark. In Hardee
County, it was only 13 percent
who came in at a Level 1. But
that percentage translates into
60 children here, Jones said.
"Of that number, many will
meet one of the 'good catues'
and will go on to fourth grade,"
he said.
The state's "Third Grade
Promotion for Good Cause" list
gives six exceptions to the rule:
a child whose native language
is not English and who has been


in English for Speakers of
Other Languages classes for
less than two years, an
Exceptional Student Education
youngster whose individual
education plan indicates FCAT
standards are not appropriate, a
child who tested at Level I but
whose work portfolio demon-
strates a Level 2 or higher, a
student who scores satisfactori-
ly on another state-approved
standardized test, an ESE child
who previously has been
retained in third grade and
receives intensive remediation
and, lastly, any child already
retained for at least two years
and who receives intensive
remediation.
Jones said Level 1 third
graders will have an opportuni-
ty for summer school and to
score at the 45th percentile or
higher on another "norm.refer-
ence" test. The number who
will not make it to fourth grade
cannot yet be determined.
In all, a review of district
FCAT scores from the five
years of 2003-07 and the added
2008 scores shows an continual
upward trend, with some
wavering here and there along
the way.
"The path we're on is produc-
ing long-term progress," Jones
said.
He credits Student Academic


Services Director Sherri Al-
britton with extracting valuable
information from the state's
data "to guide the curriculum
and instructional strategies used
in individual classrooms."
And it is there, in the individ-
ual classrooms, that Jones' full
applause sounds. "Not only are
our folks working hard, but the
district's professional-develop-
ment efforts to help teachers






Boat Raffle To
Help Veterans
The Hardee County Fire-
Rescue Department will be
at the Wal-Mart Plaza all this
weekend, selling $5 raffle
tickers for the boatofheroes
statewide Florida Profess-
ional Firefighters Association
effort to raise funds for
wounded U.S. veterans. The
drawing is Aug. 24.
The project is important
here because local firefighter
Javier Fernandez, who re-
ceived a care package of
goodies two days before his
armored personnel carrier
was bombed, has been able
to return to work.


improve are responsible for the
gains we see.
"It's the teachers," he con-
cluded. "When they go into
their classrooms and close the
doors, they implement it."


Diabetes Class"
Scheduled
The Hardee County Health
Department is offering dia-
betes seminars for pre-dia-
betic or diabetic residents.
The classes will be at the
Department, 115 K.D. Revell
Road (off U.S. 17 North),
Wauchula.
There is a three-day ses-
sion in English, June 12, 19
and 26 from 9 a.m. until
noon. A two-day session in
both Spanish and English
will be June 27 and 19 from
5 to 8 p.m. To enroll, call
773-4161, ext, 217.

Alcohol/Drug
Driving Class
A four-hour Alcohol/Drug
Accident Prevention Training
(ADAPT) class for first-time
driver 'license applicants is
set for June 21 from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at South
Florida Community college,
2968 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green.
Pre-registration is re-
quired. The fee is $28. For
more information, call 773-
3081 or 773-2252, ext. 7392
or 7153.


A: Yes, I worked in a shirt factory.
Q: What age did you start work-
ing?
A: I started at the age of 14
Q: How old were you when you
moved out on your own?
A: I was about 17.
Q: How is life different, from then
and now?
A: I think back then it was a better
life because we didn't have so much
killing. You could have your door open
and no one would try to take your stuff,
and we went to school todearn not to
show off what we had.
Q: How was money back then?
A: We didn't have much.
Q: What did you do for entertain-
ment?
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movies.
Q: Did you spend time with your
family?
A: yes, because we didn't have com-
puters and all this high-fashion stuff.

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.


The National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association, head-
quartered in Washington, D.C.,
has coordinated the Youth Tour
program for over 40 years,
sending high-school students to
visit the nation's capital. The
purpose of the program is to
educate young people about the
history and development of
rural electrification, and pro-
mote a better understanding of
the value of rural electric coop-
eratives and their importance in
the economic development of
rural areas.
Students will meet with legis-
lators on Capitol Hill and visit
many area points of interest
such as the White House, U.S.
Supreme Court, National Cath-
edral, Washington Memorial,
Holocaust Museum, and more.


Kristi


Near Disney
The.Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission cap-,
tured a black bear on Saturday
night that was thought to have
been wandering around Uni-
versal Orlando, in the area of
the Hard Rock Hotel, for a
week.
Security officers at the hotel
initially saw the bear and
reported their sightings to local
police.
"After several days, we were,
able to determine the bear's
established pattern of behav-
ior," said Mike Orlando, a biol-
ogist with the FWC's Bear
Management Program. "We set
a trap in a neighborhood where
the bear had been seen, and a
resident called at 10 o'clock
Saturday night to tell us the
bear had been captured."
After tagging and collecting
biological data, the FWC trans-
ported the bear to the Ocala
National Forest and released it.
Anyone who encounters a
bear or any wild animal should
follow these simple steps: Do
not approach, feed or chase the
animal. Allow the animal room
to escape. Call the FWC's
Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-
404-FWCC (3922) if there are
any problems with a wild ani-
mal.


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t/Hardee County Youth
Coalition, School Board,
Training Center, 400 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 3
p.m.
t/Hardee County Com-
mission,' regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VJoint meeting Hardee
County Commission and
Planning & Zoning Board,
Mosaic DRI, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 9
t/Wauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10
VBowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
*/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

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Obituaries
JUNIOR F. HANCOCK
Junior F. Hancock, 78, of
Bartow, and formerly of Wau-
chula, died on Tuesday, June 3;
2008 in Bartow.
Born in Nashville, Ga., on
Sept. 30, 1929, he served in the
U.S. Army. He was formerly
employed in the Wauchula pub-
lic works department. He was a
Baptist.
Survivors include three sons,
David Hancock of Charleston,
Tenn., Donald Hancock of
Fayetteville, Ark., and Richard
Hancock of Wauchula; one
daughter, Betty Sue Brown of
Tennessee; seven grandchil-
dren; and several great-grand-
children.
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) at the funeral home from 1
to 2 p.m. when services will be
held with the Rev. Jim Harris
officiating. Interment follows in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula
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DR. CHARLES ROBERT
"BOB" BLACKMON
Dr. Charles Robert "Bob"
Blackmon, 83, of Ona, died on
Monday, June 2, 2008, at Wau-
chula.
Born in Bee Ridge, on Feb.
17, 1925, he was the son of
Nelson Samuel and Oma Grace
Walker Blackmon of Sarasota.
A graduate of Manatee High
School, he served in the U.S.
Navy Air Corps during World
War II. He earned degrees from
Emory University and the
University of Florida and was
an educator in the Florida pub-
lic schools as well as Florida
State University, the University
of Florida and Louisiana State
University.
Upon his retirement to the
New Zion community, he con-
tinued as an adjunct professor at
Warner Southern and South
Florida Community colleges.
He was active in the Masonic
Lodge, Eastern Star, American
Legion, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Sons of Confederate
Veterans and the Kiwanis Club.
He'was a past member of the
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula and present member of
the New Zion Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, sister Nellie Mae
Wollenhaupt and brother James
Samuel Blackmon.
Survivors include his wife of
53 years, Evelyn Hendry Black-
mon of New Zion; a daughter,
Janet Blackmon Beckley and
husband James Howard
Beckley Jr. of Ona; two grand-
sons, James Howard Beckley
III and wife Ashlee Reed of
Lutz, and David Hendry
Beckley and wife Sarah Jane
Allison of New York; one
granddaughter, Megan Eliza-
beth Beckley of Lutz; and a
nephew, sister-in-law and many
cousins.
Memorial services will be
held Saturday, July 5, at 4 p.m.
at the New Zion Baptist
Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the New Zion
Baptist Church Cemetery Trust
Fund, 202 Sidney Roberts
Road, Ona, FL 33865.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula






LOUIS MANUEL
JOHNSON
Louis Manuel Johnson,
71, of Bowling Green, died
Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at
Florida Hospital, Sebring.
Louis was a native of
Asbury Park, N.J., born July
21, 1936. Louis served in the
U.S. Air Force from 1954 to
1956 and also served his
country in the Korean War.
He relocated to South Florida
in 1980.
Louis was survived by his
loving family, wife Millie
Johnson; children, Tawana
and Louis Jr. of New Jersey,
Tonya and Crystal of New
York, Mr. & Mrs. Hashiem
Johnson of Orlando, Cynthia
Torres of Bowling Green,
Dianne Monagas of New
York, Millie Monagas of
Lakeland, Roy Rodriguez
and Linda of Bowling Green
and Darius Johnson of
Bowling Green.
And his grandchildren, and
several great-grandchildren:
P.J. Torres III of Lakeland,
Lenora Munoz of New York,
Jose Diaz of Lakeland, David
Munoz of New York, Shawn
Bordeaux of Lakeland, Theo-
dore Mongas of Lakeland,
Breanna Rodriguez of
Bowling Green, Joey, Ray
and Christal Rodriguez of
New Jersey, Eric Cobb of St.
Louis, and Brianna and
Austin Nellis of Bowling
Green.
Louis also had several
brothers and one sister.
Louis was a loving hus-
band, father and grandfather
as well as great-grandfather.
Louis 'will be greatly
missed by his family and
friends.
Husband, Father, and
Grandfather: You may be


JOYCE ELAINE WILKIN
Joyce Elaine Wilkin, 68, of
Fort Meade, died Monday, May
26, 2008, at Bartow Regional
Medical Center.
Born Sept. 14, 1939, in St.
Bernard, Ohio, she worked as a
hostess at Classic Pizza in Fort
Meade and was a member ol
New Harvest Worship Center in
Lake Wales.
She was preceded in death by
husband Charles Wilkin; and a
son, Alex Scott Petrey.
Survivors include five
daughters, Gilene Petrey, Elaine
Peterson and Lisa Petrey, all of
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Shawna
Green and Missy Larson, both
of Fort Meade; four sons,
Shawn Wilkin and Todd Wilkin,
both of Fort Meade, Michael
Wilkin of Winter Haven, and
Anthony Petrey of Brunswick,
Ga.; 18 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Visitation was Thursday
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were at the
Cornerstone Church of God at
11 a.m. Friday with the Rev.
Steve Livingston and the Rev.
John L. Cannon officiating.
Interment followed in Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


WILLIAM JOSHUA
MITCHELL
William Joshua "Josh"
Mitchell, 18, of Alamo, Ga.,
died Saturday, May 31, 2008 as
the result of an accident.
Survivors include his father
Tim Mitchell and fiancee Amye
Gause of Zolfo Springs; mother
Rhonda Gilder and husband
Ronnie of Alamo, Ga.; two
brothers, Chris Mitchell and
wife Brandy, and Clint
Mitchell, all of Alamo, Ga.;
grandparents W.J. Mitchell of
Glenwood, Ga., and Maudie
Mitchell, Diane Faircloth and
James J. Davis, all of Alamo,
Ga.; great-grandmother Loretta
Craig of Alamo; an uncle; a
niece; and nephew.
Services were at 2 p.m. Tues-
day at the Wheeler County
High School Gymnasium with
the Rev. James Fennel and the
Rev. Charles Bloodworth offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Alamo Cemetery.
Towns Funeral Home
Alamo, Ga.

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capacity to feel deeply, to
enjoy simply, to think
freely, to risk life, to be
needed.
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ARMANDINA
GUZMAN
Armandina Guzman, 68,
of Wauchula, died on Satur-
day, May 24, 2008, at her
home.
Born in Mathis, Texas, on
Feb. 6, 1940, she came to
Hardee County from New
Mexico in 1973. She was a
homemaker.
She was preceded in death
by a brother Joe Guzman.
Survivors include a son,
Frankie Sigala of Lake
Wales; six daughters, Eva
Sigala of Wauchula, Rosa-
linda Aguirre of Brandon,
Maria Enriques of Clint,
Texas, Kathleen Sigala of
Lakewood, N.J.; Patricia
Segala of Wauchula; and
Rebecca Villegas of Zolfo
Springs; three brothers,
Danny Guzman of Florida,
Armando Guzman of Texas
and Erasmo Guzman of
California; three sisters,
Gloria Fonseca of Texas,
Irma Gonzalez of Kansas and
Diana Alaniz of Texas; 20
grandchildren; and 25 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 10 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church
with the Rev. Teodoro Mata
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.


Obituaries


DONALD P. PAWLEY
Donald P. Pawley, 72, of Fort
Meade, died Monday, June 2,
2008, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Born June 12, 1935, in
Louisville, Ky., he moved to
Fort Meade from Leitchfield,
Ky., in 1974. He was an engi-'
neering inspector for the city of
Winter Haven.
Survivors include wife
Carmen "Wilene" Pawley of
Fort Meade; three daughters,
Th'eresa J. Goins and husband
Bob of Tobaccoville, N.C.,
Kelli Sacks and husband
Richard of Davenport, and
Rose Marie Pawley and hus-
band Dale of Leitchfield, Ky.;
six sons, Luke Pawley and wife
Sherry of Caneyville, Ky.,
Chuck Pawley and wife Patty of
Bartow, Wayne Pawley and
wife Diane of Fort Meade,
Dennis Pawley and wife Debbie
of Zephyrhills, Rick Pawley of
Leitchfield, Ky., and Tim
Pawley and wife Beverlyn of
Fort Meade; and three brothers,
Eddie Pawley of Louisville,
Ky., Bob Pawley and wife
Nancy of Louisville, Ky., and
Larry Pawley and wife Geneva
of Leitchfield, Ky.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home, followed by
interment at Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


KENNETH BRUCE
DAUGHTERS
Kenneth Bruce Daughters,
79, of Fort Meade, died on
Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at his
home.
Born Sept. 1, 1928, in Peoria,
Ill., he served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict. He
was a pharmacist, owner and
operator of Daughters & Sons
Pharmacy in Creve Coeur, Ill.
After his retirement, he was
hospital administrator at Iro-
quois Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by
a son Earl Daughters.
Survivors include three sons,
Tim Daughters of Concord,
Mass., Bruce Daughters, and
Dennis Daughters of Queens-
land, Australia; one step-son,
Charles Parrish of Paducah,
Ky.; one brother, Gerald
Daughters of Creve Coeur, Ill.;
and one grandchild.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by the funeral home.
Services have not been sched-
uled.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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FRANCISCA
VILLEGAS
Francisca Villegas, 78, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Satur-
day, May 30, 2008, at home.
Born June 17, 1929, in
Mexico, she came to Hardee
County 28 years ago. She
was a homemaker and mem-
ber of St. Michael Catholic
Church.
Survivors includes six
sons, Jose S. Villegas and
wife Rosa, Salvador Villegas,
Jose E. Villegas and wife
Rebecca, Lorenzo Villegas,
and Alfredo Villegas and wife
Luisa, all of Zolfo Springs,
and Jesus Villegas of Mexico;
two daughters, Maria G.
DeAnda and husband Isidro,
and Maria E. Suarez and hus-
band Alejandro, all of Zolfo
Springs; 21 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Tues-


ELTON I. NICKERSON
Elton I. Nickerson, 91, of
Mayville, N.Y. and Wauchula,
died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008
in Erie, Pa.
Born July 1, 1916, in Ran-
dolph, N.Y., he was a retired
self-employed dairy farmer and
heavy equipment contractor. He
was a member of the Florida
Flywheelers.
He was preceded in death by
a son, Dennis A. Nickerson;
two sisters, Lois Parker and
Lucille Giltnan; and five broth-
ers, Earle Nickerson, Ernest
Nickerson, Edward Nickerson,
Lee Nickerson and Percy
Nickerson.
Survivors include his wife
Katherine Munson Nickerson;
two sons, Donald P. Nickerson
of Ashville, N.Y. and David
Nickerson of Mayville, N.Y.; a
daughter, Linda Larson of
Mayville; N.Y.; a daughter-in-
law, Linda T. Nickerson of
Lakewood, N.Y.; a sister, Carol
Wheeler of Sebring; a brother,
Royal Nickerson of Clymer,
N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday at the
funeral home. Services were
Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funer-
al home with the Rev. Raymond
Mitchell officiating. Interment
followed in the Mayville
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Mayville
Fire Department Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 2, Mayville, N.Y.
14757.
Freay Funeral Home
Mayville, N.Y.


CANDICE NICOLE
FUSTON
Candice Nicole Fuston, new-
born, died Saturday, May 31,
2008, at Sebring.
She was the daughter of
Aaron Fuston and Jessica
Johnson of Bowling Green.
She is also survived by
grandparents Michael Johnson
Sr., Rosie Fuston and Melvin
Fairfield; great-grandmother
Gladys Johnson; two brothers,
Bryan Wayne Fuston and
Zachary Matthew Fuston; and
several aunts and uncles.
Services are today (Thurs-
day) at 10 a.m. at Faith Assem-
bly of God in Bowling Green,
with the Rev. James Miller offi-
ciating. Interment follows in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
'Wauchula

THELMA LOUISE
WILLIAMS
Thelma Louise Williams, 92,
of LaBelle, died on Tuesday,
May 6, 2008, in Lehigh Acres.
Born on May 10, 1915 in
Sweetwater, she was a home-
maker and member of the First
Church of God.
She was preceded in death by
daughter Sue Williams Martin;
and husbands James Blount Jr.
and T.L. "Smiley" Williams.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Joan Wilkison and husband
Horace of LaBelle; five grand-
children; and numerous great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
on May 9 at 10 a.m. at Ortona
Cemetery, Moore Haven with
Pastor W.T. Maddox Jr. officiat-
ing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Oakbrook of
FlaBelle, 250 Broward Ave.,
LaBelle, FL 33935.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home
LaBelle


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Francisca Villegas, 78, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Satur-
day, May 30, 2008, at home.
Born June 17, 1929, in Mexi-
co, she came to Hardee County
28 years ago. She was a home-
maker and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors includes six sons,
Jose S. Villegas and wife Rosa,
Salvador Villegas, Jose E. Ville-
gas and wife Rebecca, Lorenzo
Villegas, and Alfredo Villegas
and wife Luisa, all of Zolfo
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CANDICE NICOLE
FUSTON
Candice Nicole Fuston,
newborn, died Saturday, May
31, 2008, at Sebring.
She was the daughter of
Aaron Fuston and Jessica
Johnson of Bowling Green.
She is also survived by
grandparents Michael John-
son Sr., Rosie Fuston and
Melvin Fairfield; great-
grandmother Gladys John-
son; two brothers, Bryan
Wayne Fuston and Zachary
Matthew Fuston; and several
aunts and uncles.
Services are today (Thurs-
day) at 10 a.m. at Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling
Green, with the Rev. James
Miller officiating. Interment
follows in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.



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12 great-grandchildren. '
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Tuesday at 10
a.m. at St. Michael, Catholic
Church with the Rev. Vincente
Clemente officiating. Interment
followed in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
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PATSY BARKER
GIBSON
Patsy Barker Gibson, 64,
of Wauchula, died on Mon-
day, May 26, 2008, at Se-
bring.
Born March 9, 1944, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident and a housekeeper.
She was preceded in death
by sisters Ruthy Moore and
Serina Webb.
She is survived by hus-
band Jimmy L. Gibson of
Wauchula; a daughter, Se-
brina VanSickle of Wau-
chula; a step-son, Jamie Gib-
son of Windsor, Va.; a sister,
Eloise Rowan of Arcadia;
five grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. There are no ser-
vices planned at this time.



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Obituaries


BROTHERHOOD RIDE


ILLA FRANCES DAY
Ilia Franees Day, 82, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, June 1,
2008, at her home.
Born Feb. 22, 1926, in Plant
City, she was a lifelong resident
of the area and a member of
First Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by
husband, Daniel Marion Day.
Survivors include two
daughters, Wanda Day of Fort
Meade and Marie Day Walker
of Bradley; one son, Daniel
Alfred Day of Fayetteville,
Tenn.; one sister. Betty Jo
Chadwick of Lakeland, Ga.; 12
grandchildren; and 22 great-
children.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home.
Services were at First Assembly
of God at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
with the Rev. C.L. Pemberton
officiating. Interment followed
in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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DR. CHARLES
ROBERT "BOB"
BLACKMON
Dr. Charles Robert "Bob"
Blackmon, 83, of Ona, died
on Monday, June 2, 2008 at
Wauchula.
He was born in Bee Ridge,
on Feb. 17, 1925. His parents
were Nelson Samuel Black-
mon and Oma Grace Walker
Blackmon of Sarasota.
Bob graduated from Man-
atee High School in 1942 and
served in the U.S. Navy Air
Corps during World War II as
a flight engineer.
He earned the degrees of
Bachelor of Arts and Master
of Education from Emory
University in Atlanta, Ga.,
and Specialist in Education
and Doctor of Education
from the University of
Florida in Gainesville. ,
He was an. educator -in
Florida public schools, at
Florida State University and
the University of Floiida. He
retired i n1982 as Professor
Emeritus from Louisiana
State University in Baton
.Rouge, La., where he was the
director of the Bureau of
Educational Research.
In retirement, Dr. Black-
mon resided in the New Zion
(Ona) community and contin-
ued as an adjunct professor at
Warner Southern College and
South Florida Community
College.
He was active in communi-
ty activities, including the
Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star,
American Legion, Veterans
of Foreign Wars (VFW),
Sons of Confederate Veterans
(SCV) and the Kiwanis Club.
He was a past member of
the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, and a present
member of New Zion Baptist
Church.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, his sister
Nellie Mae Wollenhaupt and
brother James Samuel
Blackmon.
He is survived by his wife
of 53 years, Evelyn Hendry
Blackmon of Ona (New
Zion); daughter Janet Black-
mon Beckley and husband
James Howard Beckley Jr. of
Ona; two grandsons, James
Howard Beckley III, wife
Ashlee Reed Beckley and
great-granddaughter Megan
Elizabeth Beckley of Lutz;
and David Hendry Beckley
and wife Sarah Jane Allison
Beckley of New York, N.Y.;
nephew Carl Wollenhaupt of
Los Angeles, Calif.; sister-in-
law Virginia Garner Black-
mon of Arcadia; and many
cousins.
Memorial services in his
honor will take place at 4
p.m. on Saturday, July 5,
2008, at New Zion Baptist
Church.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to New Zion
Baptist Church Cemetery
Trust Fund, 202 Sidney Ro-
berts Road, Ona, FL 33865.


LOUIS MANUEL
JOHNSON
Louis Manuel Johnson, 71,
of Bowling Green, died Tues-
day, June 3, 2008, at Florida
Hospital, Sebring.
Born in Asbury Park, N.J., on
July 21, 1936, he came to
Miami in 1980 and central
Florida in 1992. He was in the
U.S. Air Force from 1954 to
1956 and also served in the
Korean War. He was a cook.
Survivors include wife
Millie Johnson; children Ta-
wana and Louis Jr., both of
New Jersey; Tonya and Crystal,
both of New York; Mr. and
Mrs. Hashiem Johnson of Or-
lando; Cynthia Torres of
Bowling Green, Dianne Mona-
gas of New Yoik, Millie
Monagas of Lakeland, Roy
Rodriguez and wife Linda of
Bowling Green, and Darius
Johnson of Bowling Green; 13
grandchildren and great-grand-
children; and several brothers
and one sister.
Visitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 at the funeral
home. Services are tomorrow at
10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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KIDS NEED
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(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Helping one another took on added meaning recently when 18 firefighters from the North Naples Fire Department
paused on their bike ride through Hardee County on their way to Charleston, S. C. They stopped for Gatorade and
other refreshments at the Hardee County Fire Rescue unit, sharing the story of their fundraising efforts for the fam-
ilies of nine firefighters killed in a warehouse fire In Charleston last June, the largest fireman fatality since 9-11. They
proceeded along U.S. 17 to Bowling Green and on north on their brotherhood mission.


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By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Imagine reading a book back-
wards.
That's exactly what children
throughout the community will
start learning to do as they
check out the new Manga books
at the Public Library.
The Hardee County Public
Library won a special grant for
the second year in a row. Last
year the library was able to pur-
chase 10,000 accelerated reader
books with the grant money
received.
This year, with the $8,000
earned from the Community
Libraries in Caring program,
the library was able to purchase
$7,000 worth of Manga novels
and $1,000 worth of magazines.
The purpose of the Commun-
ity Libraries in Caring program
is "to assist small, rural public
libraries to improve library col-
lections and services, improve
adult and family literacy, and
develop the economic viability
in targeted counties and com-
munities."
The new Manga books are
graphic novels, or comic books,
that are read backwards. The
graphic novels come in all sorts
of categories, ranging from
Marvel comics, Christian
Superheroes, classics such as
Shakespeare in comic book
form, and many other exciting
selections to choose from.

ABOUT ...
Letters To
The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be received
by 5 p.m. on Monday to be
considered for that week's
edition. Submissions should
be typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


Young adults no longer have
to pay to subscribe to their
favorite magazines. Now, they
can head on down to the Public
Library and check one out for
free. Magazines bought with
this year's grant money include


Gaming, Seventeen, Sports
Illustrated, Skateboarding,
Cheerleading and many more.
Kids can now "go graphic"
with the new Manga novels and
magazines available at the
Hardee County Public Library.


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Family Service Coordinator Dee Shackelford stands with
the new Manga arrivals.


Magazines ranging from Seventeen to Sports Illustrated
are now available at the Hardee County Public Library.


PROVEN, TRUSTED LEADERSHIP




Arnold Lanier


for



Sheriff of



Hardee County



To All Hardee County Citizens -
I have been a life long Hardee County resident and an employee of the
Hardee County Sheriff's Office for nearly 30 years. I have served under
four Sheriff's Administrations: N.H. Murdock, Doyle Bryan, Rickey Dick,
and Loran Cogburn. Having served under these administrations I have
been able to observe first hand what has been successful and also what
needs attention within the Sheriff's Office.
My experience not only within the Sheriff's Office, but also with
many local, state and federal organizations with which I have been
;--' involved has equipped me to lead the Sheriff's Office in serving
Hardee County.

During this time I have become intimately acquainted with the
7" needs of our growing community. Hardee County is faced with
4 budgetary concerns with the ever changing economic climate. As
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nity through my work in public service.

I appreciate the support and encouragement many have given me
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community for a better future.


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Hardee Library Goes Graphic


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Deadlines On

Fish Seasons
Local anglers are advised that
Sunday marked the start of a
new month, meaning the begin-
ning or the end of regional fish-
ing seasons.
The recreational harvest sea-
son for red snapper in Gulf of
Mexico federal waters opened
on Sunday and will close on
Aug. 5.
The recreational harvest sea-
son for snook closed on Sunday
in all Florida waters. Snook
season will reopen statewide on
Sept. 1.
Seasonal harvest closures
protect Florida's valuable snook
populations and help sustain
and improve the fishery for the
future.
In assisting recreational red
snapper anglers, the Florida
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission notes that Gulf federal
waters extend beyond nine nau-
tical miles from shore.
The red snapper sport harvest
season opened on April 15 in
Gulf state waters and will close
on Nov. 1.
The daily red snapper bag
limit for sport anglers in all
Gulf waters off of Florida is two
fish per person, and the captain
and crew of for-hire vessels in
the Gulf may not keep the
recreational bag limit.
The minimum size limit for
recreational red snapper in the
Gulf is 16 inches total length.


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Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


Kayton Nedza.'s Outdoor Classroom has provided Hardee
County students with a world of history and knowledge for 21
years. Third graders have been bused to Pioneer Park during those
years to experience just a taste of how their forefathers lived.
They view a classic black iron dinner bell that once called the.
workers in the field and beckoned them back to the homeplace for
dinner. They walk through the "case room" where many of our
families' precious items are on display, like Dr. Pyatt's doctor bag,
an 1884 rifle used by Wendell Turner's grandfather, a croaker sack
feed bag that was used to feed Wright Rawls' horses, a picture of
early Hardee County teacher Miss Ella Beeson, and the mammoth


COURTESY PHOTOS
Outdoor Classroom teacher Kayton Nedza stands out-
side the C.A. Bryant Blacksmith Shop as he explains the
use of old-timey farm implements to third graders.


Kids lipe up to learn a little about the Hart Cabin before
going inside for a tour.


Letter To The Editor
Sheriff Candidate Responds

To Finance Director's Letter


Dear Editor:
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office (HCSO) finance director
cannot possibly believe that the
estimated administrative pay
differential from 2007 to 2008
is limited to under $15,000!
That is just adding insult to
injury! Her suggestion that I
made a $132,470 miscalcula-
tion is absurd!
If my figures are wrong and I
based my calculations on the
official documents sent via pub-
lic records request, than which
set of books did she get her
numbers from? It should be
noted that my calculations were
based upon the documentation
given to me by the HCSO
fiance director. The budget/pay-
roll stats that I examined appear
to have been compiled and
signed by the finance director. I
will make that paperwork avail-
able to anyone in the Hardee
community upon request.
The finance director claims
that the 2007 salary figures in-
clude overtime and benefits
among other things. That would
mean that the first quarter 2008
figures she sent me also include
such disbursements (if she is
consistent in her accounting
methods). Therefore my esti-
mated calculations would still
be the accurate.
Since she brought up the
issue of additional compensa-
tion, I would like a copy of the
benefits package (retirement,
matching FICA, insurance,
vacation, etc) given to each
administrator. In addition, I am
not convinced that overtime is a
major contributor to estimated
2008 salary levels of adminis-
trators. If it is significant, why
are the administrators on so
much overtime? Administrators


should not be incurring exces-
sive amounts of overtime.
After further review of the
budget/payroll stats, I am hav-
ing difficulty with how a cap-
tain with 20 years experience at
the sheriff's office makes less
money than the majors' sister,
who has the rank of sergeant!
Furthermore, it appears as
though the major indirectly
supervises three family mem-
bers (two deputies and one
sergeant). Does he also partake
in the determination of their
salary levels and promotional
opportunities? Florida's Anti-
Nepotism Law (F.S. 116.111)
was designed to prevent this
type of conduct. The major has
the authority to promote,
advance, or recommend the
same due to his position within
the agency.
Maybe the ethics commis-
sion should be contacted for the
purpose initiating an impartial
investigation. This would pro-
vide a neutral third party the
opportunity to evaluate the
decision making practices of
the sheriff and his administra-
tion.
The finance director did not
"set the record straight." She
failed to provide a definitive
response and brought to light
further questionable practices at
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office.
Thomas Santarlas (R)
Candidate For Hardee
Sheriff 2008

RESPONSE by Hardee County
Sheriff's Office: The Sheriff's
Office stands by its records as
being accurate. We welcome
anyone to ask questions and or
review documents at anytime.


jawbone casting of the original skeleton discovered by Mitchell
Hope's Boy Scout Explorer Post 410 in 1963.
Nedza lines these students up along the ramp of the Cracker
Trail Post Office'and explains how mail was delivered in their
grandparents' day. They walk through the C.A. Bryant Blacksmith
Shop, where they are shown what a blacksmith's duties were in
those olden times. The Hart Cabin gives these students an idea of
just how close families lived, with entertainment consisting of sit-
ting around the fireplace' talking about the day's activities and
chores that were yet to be completed the next day.
The other grades, fifth through eighth, cover different types of
field trips where they learn about Wauchula's wastewater plant or
canoe down Peace River and learn about the estuary.
Hardee County has been very fortunate to have its Outdoor
Classroom. However, we are all experiencing in some way the eco-
nomic crunch of the times. The Outdoor Classroom suffered with


The Hardee County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and Drug Prevention Coalition
wants to say





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to all of our supporters who helped with the
Keith Deltano Event at the Schools and
the Parent Workshop.



Heartland for Children
Rotary Club of Hardee County
Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands and Polk Co.
Mid-Fl Credit Union
Hardee County Health Department
Subway
Hardee County Health Education
Hardee County School Board and Hardee Jr. High
Devereux Florida
Valiant Products Inc
And
All Volunteers from community Agencies 6:5c





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WORSHIP CENTER
Kenny Baker pastor
June 2, 2008

Dear Folks of Hardee County;

I would like to take this time to invite you to our church. Hardee County has over 80+ churches to
choose from, made up from all kinds of denominations to go and worship. So how does one choose
which church to visit or attend?

It all depends on what you're trying to receive by attending a church service. By not knowing what'to
expect from attending is the main reason people don't attend any church service. Others have
abandon attending church because it's not satisfying or it is so boring with religious traditions, who
now believes they can make it on their own and do it without any home church.

2 Timothy 3 (New King James Version)
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of
themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors,
headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. 5 having a form of godliness but
denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into
households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

So it is my desire for you to accept my invitation to come and visit our church with this in mind;
"you have a strong desire to be in God's presence." We all know that we are not the only church that
strives to have God's presence being manifested in the services, but it is our mission to create an
environment through a union of the Word of God and the Spirit of God that will stimulate a
progressive Pentecostal community in Hardee County.

Romans 8 (New King James Version)
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who
live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not
subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if
anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead
because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised
Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your
mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

We are located at 1720 West Main Street, Wauchula right across the street from 1st Baptist Church in
our new building. Our service times are Sunday Morning at 10:30 am and Sunday Night at 6pm. Plus a
midweek service on Wednesday Nights at 7 pm. Children services are for all service.

Please accept this as your invitation to come and give opportunity for the Lord to minister to you!


Post Office Box 1470 Wauchula, Florida 33873 phone (863) 773-2929 fax (863) 773-5944
1 web www.wauchulaworshipcenter.org 6:5c


budget cuts in 1995 and 1996, but was able to be revived shortly
thereafter. There is a possibility that this program might once again '
be suspended, but hopefully it will resume at some pint in time.
Many of our readers remember when they, too, visited Pioneer
Park on that yellow school bus with Nedza behind the big round
steering wheel. Those previous third graders now have children of
their own, and even grandchildren, who come home to tell them
what they learned that day.
Kayton Nedza is but one example of the dedicated Hardee
County school teachers that we are extremely fortunate to have in
our midst. He graduated from those Hallowed Halls of Hardee in
1968, and came back to walk on those same grounds lending his
knowledge to our children.
The same way that Sylvia Ann Warren, Frances Causey, Kay
MtcDonald, Dunning Terrell, Brenda Ellison, John Maddox and.
Judy Terrell did.







June 5, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9A


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate . ,
75 YEARS AGO
Wauchulan To Spend
Summer In Europe: Mrs. Jean
P. Baillod will leave Wauchula
Saturday to spend four months
with relatives and friends in
France and Switzerland. She
will sail at noon June 10 on the-
liner Paris and will land at Le
Havre six days later.
Beer Brings $42,129.60 To
State In Two Weeks: Controller
J.M. Lee reports that the state of
Florida has collected
$42,129.60 in beer taxes during
the first two weeks of its legal
sale. This amount does not rep-
resent a complete record as
many county tax collectors
have not made their reports, and
the returns are only partial.
Bond Bill Is Scored By
Hardee Taxpayers: Hardee
County officials and taxpayers
this week vigorously protested
the passage of Bill No. 175 in
the state Legislature and sent
protests to representatives in the
state House of Representatives.
Only Those In Need To
Receive Free Cans: The com-
mittee has asked the Advocate
to urge those who are actually
in need and unable to purchase


cans to apply for the free cans under con
being distributed. Nicholson S


Wauchula Nine Plays Bra-
denton On Sunday: Bradenton
will furnish the opposition for
the Wauchula Truckers here
Sunday afternoon in an Orange
Belt League game as the season
swings into the final stages of
the first half. Manager Bill See
has announced that Glen'"Skin)
Smith, the star hurler, will be
pitching.
50 YEARS AGO
Memorial Day Accident Kills
Hardee Resident: A highway
accident claimed the life of one
Hardee County resident over
the long Memorial Day week-
end, although the county's own
roads were free of mishaps.
Walter Benjamin Whaley, 21,
was killed instantly Friday
about 1:30 a.m. 12 miles east of
Bradenton.
Zolfo Planning More Rec-
reation For City Park: Zolfo
Springs citizens are launching a
Drive to get additional recre-
ational equipment for the city
park, with an eye especially on
facilities for children and
youngsters.
Concrete Plant Locates Here:
A new ready-mix concrete plant
will be in operation in Wau-
chula within the next week to
10 days. Owned by Ridge
Hartstone Inc., the plant is


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Proclamation of Myasthenia Gravis awareness month, 8:35
a.m.
Youth Football Extravaganza July 4 at Pioneer Park, 8:40
a.m.
Resolution approving Mosaic annual report and Fort Green
Southern Reserves reclamation plan, 8:50 a.m.
Draft ordinance on-residences of sexual offenders/designat-
ed predators, 9:30 a.m.


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Tuesday Ii
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instruction on the


Hardee Senior High band room.
Outfits ranged from casual, but
very fashionable, polycotton
tops to elaborate jumpsuits and
prairie ensembles.


supply Co. property. Patrice Himrod Placed 4th In
SWinne rs B Miss Florida United Teenager
SWinnern's Softball: Pageant: Patrice Himrod, 17-
SMwae, which clob- year-old daughter of Mr. and
ware which last weeob- Mrs. Joe Himrod Sr. of Bowling
another 32-0 last week Green, returned home from the
Swianother big men's University of Central Florida
tue winner, Davis & with a fourth runner-up trophy.
the first of Tuesday She was one of 66 state finalists
games. who were competing in the
1983 Miss United Teenager
ve Is Launched For .Pageant in Orlando on May 20,
)n Of Retarded .21 and 22.
ool: A drive, to raise
ish or materials for a
retarded children will Key Club Guests At The
ed formally next White House: Key Club mem-
illy, over $1,000 has bers and Tracy Terrell, Rhonda
-n pledged. Spear- Waters and Curtis Ezelle will be
county-wide drive guests at the White House
e Hardee County Saturday morning. They will be
aidance Committee, given a special tour of the
)ennis as campaign White House by an aide to the
president.

ts To Collect Back Paynes Creek Park Acquires
he first time in four Authentic Reproduction Of
o Springs officials Civil War Cannon: A cast-iron
n attempt to collect Civil War cannon that will be
real property taxes. on display in the Paynes Creek
attorney Lefferts State Park. The 2,000-pound
)een retained by the cannon, made by Eagle Head
cil to handle the Arsenal in Virginia, will be dis-
ax collections. played for the park Visitor's
Center.
EARS AGO
kes No Action On 10 YEARS AGO
Proposals: After a Help River Effort: Without a
:ussion about prob- doubt, it is one of the most
junior high school, important gems in Hardee
3oard decided not to County's treasures. And here's
the present setup a chance to polish it! The third
principal, who is to annual Peace River Cleanup
this summer, has a will be Saturday, June 13, run-
put the schools in ning from the Bowling Green
Bridge at the Polk County line.
Last year, 14.3 tons of trash
raised For Kidney were hauled from the river and
n Parker, chairman its banks by over 600 volun-
dee County Farm teers.
men's Committee,
ing-size check writ- ZS Man Perishes In Main
800 to show how Street Crash: A 57-year-old
committee raised for Zolfo Springs man was killed
fund at Shands Tuesday night in a two-car col-
lospital in Gaines- lision east of Wauchula, the
Florida Highway Patrol said.
Serafin R. Estrada was riding in
de Girls Present a pickup truck when it was
ow: The advanced struck on the passenger's side.
asses of Hardee
School presented a Dinah Sellers Harrison To Be
w this past Thurs- Featured At Book Signing:
ow was held in the Dinah Sellers Harrison, daugh-


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ter of James K. Sellers of
Wauchula, will be spotlighted at
Walden Books & More at
Lakeland Square Mall this
Saturday, June 6, for a book
signing. On Saturday she will
be singing her book, "Never
Alone."
Keri Schrader Is Reigning
Miss Tampa: Keri Schrader was
crowned Miss Tampa 1998 in
April and is currently preparing
for the Miss Florida Pageant


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Rev. Toms Delivers Memor-
ial Day Address: Over 100 peo-
ple attended a Memorial Day
ceremony May 25 at the
American Legion Herger Will-
iams Post in Wauchula. The
speaker was the Rev. Russ
Toms. A retired Presbyterian
minister, Toms enlisted as a fly-
ing cadet November 1940. '







10A The Herald-Advocate, .Tune 5, 2008


A-Team Meets

National Challenge


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Academic Team
arrived back home from Chica-
go with heads held high and a
5-5 win/loss record.
With the help from various
contributors 'throughout the
county, the A-Team ventured to
Chicago May 23rd to compete
in the National Academic Quiz
Tournament High School Nat-
ional Championship. Of the 176
teams from across the nation, as


well as three from overseas, the
Hardee A-Team ranked 91st.
Of the eight members who
went on the trip, two of them
received high rankings in the
list of 1,000 participants. Zakk
McClellan was ranked 113 and
Captain Jake Barone placed
236th individually. Other team
members included Lee Cortez,
Drew Macias, Efren Campos,
Nathan Hunt, T.J. Bergens and
Robert Manley. Chaperones
included guidance counse-


lors/coaches Peggy Saddler,
Peter Preston, and Vincent
Noble from Hardee Senior High
School.
The team stayed at the Wyn-
dam Hotel during Memorial
Day weekend and had the op-
portunity to sightsee during the
two-day tournament. The A-
Team members visited Sears
Tower, Field Museum of Natur-
al History, Chicago Museum of
Science and Industry and the
Chicago Art Institute, and rode
EL trains.
Although the A-Team did not
place in the National Tourna-
ment, Saddler was proud of the
work that the members put into
the tournament.
"I feel very pleased with how


they did. Just to qualify to go to
Nationals was an honor. Many
of the teams that compete are
very strong and we held our
own with half the teams we
met," said Saddler, noting many
teams were from charter or
magnet schools or collegiate
academies or International
Baccalaureate campuses.
Contributors who helped
send the A-Team to Chicago


and experience the once-in-a-
lifetime trip were Mosaic,
Hardee Education Foundation,
Mike Manley, Carlynn Smith,
M.E. and Jan Wilkins, Larry
and Elaine Cook, and Safe-
guard Security.
The Hardee Academic Team
continues to prove its intelli-
gence and determination by
succeeding in whatever goal
they strive towards.


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

ORDINANCE 2007-17: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
ADDING A PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACILITY ELEMENT, AND CONCUR-
RENTLY REVISING THE ADOPTED INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDI-
NATION ELEMENT, AND REVISING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; SAID AMENDMENT
BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT 07-01-SC" (SCHOOL CONCUR-
RENCY); PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF THIS ORDINANCE
TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR
REVIEW AND A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR CODI-
FICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
THE ADOPTION PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY COMMIS-
SION ON MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008, AT 6:00 PM, IN THE COMMISSION
CHAMBERS, OLD CITY HALL, 225 EAST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK ON THESE ORDINANCES MAY
ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING AND BE HEARD.
COPIES OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE
OFFICE OF THE WAUCHULA CITY CLERK AT 126 SOUTH 7TH AVENUE,
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM 4:30 PM. IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA),
ANYONE WHO NEEDS A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS MEETING
SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 773-3131 AT LEAST 48
HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY.
ANY PERSON WHO DESIRES TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THE BOARD
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND MAY NEED TO
INSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS BE MADE TO
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
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Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff '08

School Safety

School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
The school resource officer (SRO) program is a critical component to the overall safety and I
security of our community. It is imperative that we maintain a collaborative atmosphere with the
Hardee County School Board regarding the safety and security of our children on campus.

It is quite obvious that the current administration at the Hardee County Sheriffs Office has not made the protection of
our school system a priority. As your new sheriff, I will reverse this trend and quickly implement an effective SRO program.
The deputies assigned to the program will be screened and selected based upon their desire and abilities to effectively work
with our youth. They will receive mandatory specialized training and become certified as school resource officers before ever
setting foot in our schools. We will have the program appropriately staffed and there will never be an instance where a sick
or vacation day will leave the campus unsecured while in session. I will require that a marked patrol car be parked at the
front entrance of the school and that at least one deputy be in full uniform while on campus. We must protect the children,
teachers, and administrators while on campus. As your sheriff, I will ensure that an effective SRO program is operational at
our schools. This program will be a top priority under my leadership.

School Zone Traffic Enforcement
We all have observed the blinking yellow light attached to a pole with a sign that reads, "School Zone 20 mph When
Flashing." These signs have been designed and strategically placed in and around school zones to protect our children.
Therefore, as your sheriff I will initiate a zero tolerance policy regarding speed infractions in properly designated school
zones. My deputies will be directed to patrol those areas in an effort to raise awareness and reduce possible crashes. We
will engage in a pro-active approach to traffic control with deputies and marked patrol cars in the school zones every
morning and every afternoon while school is in session.

School Bus Stops
Children left unattended on street corners can be susceptible to foul play and undue, influence. We must ensure that
gang members, drug dealers and other unwanted persons do not interact with our youth while awaiting a school bus.

I will implement a plan in which the deputies follow school buses during the morning and afternoon routes. They will
engage in a rover traffic enforcement detail following as many school buses as possible during those time periods. The
deputies will observe the school buses at various stops along the route looking for suspicious activity as well as
performing traffic enforcement. This detail will be on-going and occur whenever there are no law enforcement calls
for- service pending within the county.

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Lozano Trophies Again


Steedley Selects SFCC


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
On the verge' of turning to a
professional career, Daniel
Lozano brought home another
national amateur boxing trophy.
Lozano, who had won the
state Golden Gloves champi-
onship with a 35-second knock-
out, was one of the boxers rep-
resenting Florida again in
national competition.
The 18-year-old Hardee
senior went to Grand Rapids,
Mich. May 5-10 for the Golden
Gloves nationals, moving up to
the 112-pound division for
these championships.
On day 1, he faced George
Rodriguez of Cleveland. Using
a strong body attack, Lozano
dropped his opponent three
times before the bout was
stopped in the third of the
scheduled four rounds.
On May 6, Lozano went
against old friend Terrell
Singleton of Missouri. "We
grew up together in boxing
since age 11. But business is
business. After Lozano almost
stopped him with a left hook
that dropped him in the first
round, Singleton stayed out of
range and kept moving. Lozano
won by decision.
On Thursday, Lozano was
challenged by Michael Hunter,
from the Colorado/New Mexico
region. Tall for 112 pounds at 5-
8, Hunter was decked by a "per-
fect left hook on the chin" in a
third-round knockout.
In the final day, Lozano faced
a boxer from the New England
region. The first round was a
feeling out round, with neither


boxer getting punches in.
Lozano said he felt he counter-
punched and won the second,
third and fourth rounds and was
stunned when his opponent was
awarded the unanimous deci-
sion, which drew boos from the
audience in the bout telecast onil


ESPN. He reluctantly accepted
the huge runner-up trophy.
Lozano now considers his
options. He may attend the PAL
nationals in September in
Oxnard, Calif., before turning
pro or decide to begin his pro
career this summer.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The lone senior on the
Wildcat softball squad has
made her choice.
After visits to several junior
colleges, Amber Steedley de-
cided to play her college ball
near home. The daughter of Tim
and Bettye Steedley of Wau-
chula, she will attend South
Florida Community College.
Coach Carlos Falla is delight-
ed to have Steedley join his
team, which is a member of the
Suncoast Conference and Nat-
ional Junior College Athletic
Association.
"She plays outfield, has a
good arm, good speed and we
will get help from her stick,"
said Falla.
The team has 10 playing
dates in the fall, some on three-
or four-game weekends, giving
them about 30 games. It gets
more intense in the spring when
there are 55 to 60 games
between Jan. 31 and May, lead-
ing up to the post-season tour-
nament.
Falla expects a lot of his play-
ers, including six hours of man-
datory study hall, on Tuesday
and Thursday nights. Practices
are Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday, if there are no games
then. "Academics come first,
we get them a tutor if neces-
sary," he said.


That should be no problem
for Steedley, who was a mem-
ber of the National Honor
Society and carried a 3.5 grade
point average or better through-
out her high school years.
She was also a four-year
player for the Lady Wildcat
softball and volleyball teams. In
softball, she received the Most
Stolen Bases Award as well as a
four-year plaque.
"We have enjoyed her as an
asset to the team and we'll miss
her next year," said varsity head
coach Liz Lenhart, who will
still have younger sister
Chelsey on the squad.
In addition to her play for the
Lady 'Cats, Steedley also found
time to play with the Tampa
Mustangs. A three-day college
showcase at Miami-Dade Com-
munity College gave her expo-
sure and resulted in considera-
tion by St. Thomas University
in Miami, Louisiana Technical
Institute, Santa Fe Community
College in Gainesville, Daytona
Community College, North
Florida at Madison, Hillsbor-
ough Community College, Chi-
pola at Marianna.
In the end, she chose SFCC
because of its nearness to home
and a good relationship with
Coach Falla.
"I can't guarantee she will
start, but I can guarantee her the
opportunity to get to he a


starter. We give all players a
balanced number of reps before.
we choose starters. We have at
least two people at all positions
as well as four pitchers. We
play a pair of seven-inning
games on the weekends.
"She will play more softball
in one season year than in four
years at high school. We're
happy to have her and expect
she will be an asset to our pro-
gram. She's a great kid and has
a great family. She has good
work ethics and academics. A
lot of kids can play but have no
work ethic. I'm looking for
players who give their best
every time out.
"I'm tough, disciplined, and
it will be a rough row. I expect
her to step up and do her best,"
challenged Coach Falla.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
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Hardee


Living


MUSICAL SCHOLARS


COURTESY PHOTOS
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Crawley on their wedding day in
1958.
Crawleys Celebrate 50th

Wedding Anniversary


Mary Lois Durrance became
the bride of Leonard Crawley
on June 5, 1958.
Today, the Crawleys com-
memorate their golden wedding
anniversary.
The two are lifelong residents
of Hardee County. They be-
came high-school sweethearts,
then married.
Mary Lois Durrance and
Leonard Crawley exchanged
marriage vows in a wedding
ceremony at the First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green, with
the Rev. M.D. "Tiny" Durrance
officiating."
Leonard Crawley is a deacon
at that church today, and previ-
otsly taught Sunday School
classes there. He is retired from
the grocery and citrus business-
es. He had owned the Wauchula
Hills Supermarket years ago.
Mary Lois Crawley worked
at Wauchula State Bank for


eight years before becoming a
stay-at-home mom to the cou-
ple's two children. Once they
entered elementary school, she
returned to the workforce, this
time in the school system as a
substitute teacher and a migrant
clerk at Wauchula Elementary
School.
She, too, has taught Sunday
School classes at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green, and
currently serves as chairman of
the Board of Directors of
Resthaven.
The couple's children are
Todd and wife Molly of Delray
Beach, and Michelle and hus-
band James Yeomans of Fort
Green. They have seven grand-
children: Patrick, Caroline and
Coston Crawley, Blake
Crawley, and Allie, Wesley and
Ashley Yeomans.
The Crawleys reside in Fort
Green.


TWO PINKS, NO BLUES
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Souther,
Wauchula, a seven pound seven
ounce daughter, Marleigh Rae,
born April 26, 2008, Florida
Hospital Heartland, Sebring.
Mrs. Souther is the former
Leigh Griffin. Maternal grand-
parents are Don and Oveda
Griffin of Auburndale, and
Margie P. Griffin of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are Tom
and Tina Souther of Wauchula,
and Edward and Debi Calvey of
Somerset, Ky. Paternal great-
grandparents are Earl and Stella
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nine ounce daughter Alma
Daniela, born May 21, 2008,
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Wauchula. Paternal grandpar-
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Guevara of San Luis Potosi,
Mexico.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.

ABOUT ...
School News
The Herald-Advocate en-
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Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
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Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
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COURTESY PHOTO
One vocalist and one instrumentalist were awarded $1,000 in scholarship monies from
the Wednesday Musicale at its May meeting. Jan Brutus was the program director for
the afternoon and introduced the Hardee Senior High School seniors hoping to
receive a scholarship. Amanda Conley and Savanah Palmer were the winners of $500
each. Amanda sang "Stand Still, Love Pretty" and "Only Hope." She was accompanied
on the piano for the latter by Hardee High music teacher David Radford. Savanah
played an original song on her guitar. Brutus and Radford each sang solos. Shown
above (from left) are Brutus, Amanda, Savanah and Radford. This was the final meet-
ing of the club year for the Wednesday Musicale. The 2008-09 club year will begin in
the fall with the annual banquet. For more information on the club and its activities, call
President Sylvia Collins at 773-6251 or Bay Ridge District President Bess Stallings at
773-3594.


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YOUTH CHOIR








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COURTESY PHOTO
The Ocala First Assembly of God Youth Choir can be heard here this Sunday at 10:30
a.m. at Florida's First Assembly of God church in Wauchula. In its ninth year of touring,
the youth choir travels both in state and out each year. The group has had the oppor-
tunity to minister in song in dozens of churches and venues across Florida as well as
in Washington, D.C., Ohio, Texas, New York City and many other places. The 2008 tour-
ing group is comprised of 39 junior- and senior-high students. They bring a passion
for excellence in song and a passion to be used by God. Their greatest hope is that
they will touch lives. Florida's First Assembly of God is located at 1397 S. Florida Ave.
For more information, call 773-9386.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

SEARCHING FOR HIS WILL
Once upon a time there was a man named Stanley who was
never sure about the will of God. He prayed, read his Bible and
went to church, but he was still in doubt.
Finally Stanley went to a mountain where a very wise old man
lived and he explained his problem. The old man said, "This is very
simple. Just start doing the thing you believe God would have you
do, and when you run into difficulty of any kind, simply ask for His
help."
"That's all there is?" Stanley asked.
"That's all there is."
"But that's too simple."
"Doing the will of God is always simple," the old man said. "It
is when we try to please Him and please ourselves, too, that life
becomes complex."
Stanley walked away deep in thought. A new problem was
now before him. Was he really determined to honor Gods will for
his life or was he secretly set on obtaining his own will as well?
He pondered this question for many days until he was more in
doubt than ever. Then, one day, the answer came. He was thinking
about the old man's advice. It was so simple and clear because the
old man's solution for every problem was God's willingness to
help.- -
Why not submit this problem to God: the problem of secretly
trying to accomplish his own purposes?
i He prayed, "Father, I believe I know what you would have me
Sd, at least for today. And I am going to do it. But what if I am
deceiving myself? Will You hep me with. this dilemma, too?"
This was the end of Stanley's search for the will of God. He
found that he was always given enough light to continue, one day
| at a time.
And God's help was always available!











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South Florida Community
College held its commencement
exercises on May 5 in the SFCC
Auditorium on the main cam-
pus in Avon Park.
Among the keynote speakers
was Dienatann "Dee-Dee"
Darceus.
Darceus, the student gradua-
tion speaker, is a 2002 Hardee
Senior High School graduate
and earned her associate in arts
degree at SFCC. She hopes to
enroll in the college's radiogra-
phy program in the fall.
"I always had an interest in
X-rays and CT scans, anything
dealing with medical mach-
ines," she says. "I've been a
CNA (certified nursing assis-
tant) for five years, working at
the Florida Institute for Neuro-
logic Rehabilitation Inc. in
Wauchula. I enjoy working with
people, and to see them get bet-
ter and return home."
Darceus' presentation at the
SFCC commencement cere-
monies were of particular im-
portance to her family. "I know
my parents are happy," she
says. "I'm the first person in my
family to graduate from col-
lege. My family were farm-
workers who had no education,
so it's important for financial
reasons and to better myself and
be a role model to my sisters."
Her sisters are currently stu-
dents at SFCC. "Delia, my twin,
is majoring in education and
will graduate next year. Julia is


working on a degree in counsel-
ing and will graduate in 2010."
Darceus' cousin, Wilney
Francois, graduated in 2007
from the licensed practical
nursing program. "In high
school, we were in competition
somewhat -- for sports, grades,
career. I'd say he's one of my
inspirations."
However, her children, Zy-
ann Laila Parker, 3, and Dava-
rus Zondre Parker, 1, are her
greatest inspiration. "I want
them to know that even though
I was young when I had kids,
it's possible to go to school and
get what you want. It's not the
end of me."
As a young mother and col-
lege student, Darceus has had a
lot of support from family and
her church. "If not for my moth-
er, I wouldn't be in school.
Mom, my sisters, and day care
at Higher Ground (Ministry)
helped me take care of the kids
while I was in school," she says
"My job also helped me out
by arranging work hours spe-
cially for me, so I could get 40
hours a week and go to classes.
I took classes on Tuesday and
Thursday nights and Monday
and Wednesday mornings," she
adds.
Some days, Darceus worked
a 3-11 p.m. or 7-11:30 p.m.
shift. "Mama says I'm strong,"
she says. To maintain her ener-
gy, she prayed a lot and took her
vitamins. "I eat healthy, and I


got study time at work between
shifts."
Her suggestions for other stu-
dents. with young children are
these: "A mother wants the best
for her kids. You have fo get an
education. No matter what your
situation is, through God, you
can better yourself. There 'are
programs with day care. Ask for
help, research. You also have to
know about budgeting. Every-
one has wants, but you have to
decide, 'Do I really need it now?
Can I afford it?' You have to be
dedicated and have self-disci-
pline."
Nearly 700 students met
SFCC graduation requirements.
Of these, roughly 200 chose to
walk across the stage during
commencement.


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AFGHANISTAN TRIP

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$1,060 FOR ZES


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Lockie Gary, county extension director, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on May 7
about his October 2007 trip to northeastern Afghanistan. He stayed 17 days at the
request of the government to teach confined feeding of livestock as an alternative to
poppy production to grow heroin. His next trip will be to Sri Lanka near India. Shown
(from left) are club President Arnold Lanier, Gina Neuhofer, Gary and Ted Wheeler.


BUDDY POPPIES


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a check for $1,060 to
Zolfo Springs Elementary School. Chrysler Corporation donated $50 for expenses
involved in hosting the event and an additional $5 for each demonstration drive com-
pleted. The new Dodge Journey was the featured vehicle for parents to test drive and
examine. English provided the vehicles and volunteers from the dealership to assist
with the event. "Drive for the Kids is a great program. We're interested in helping the
schools, and everyone has a good time," said Kevin Hanchey, sales manager of
English. Shown (from left) Jan Beckley, principal; Kevin Smith, English sales/commu-
nity relations representative; and Tanya Royal, school board chairman.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Bob Hendley, secretary and quartermaster of the
Wauchula Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10285, on May
23 was-selling Buddy Poppies to raise funds to help
America's veterans. The sale coincided with the
Memorial Day weekend.


Gardner Baptist Church is
holding its 118th annual Home-
coming on Sunday. The day
begins with Sunday School at
10 a.m. Rev. Gaylon Buckland,
association director of mis-
sions, will bring the special
message at 11 a.m.
A basket lunch will be served
in the church fellowship hall
following the morning service.
All are welcome to come and
join the congregation "for a
great day."
Victory Praise Center is
hosting a gospel sing tonight
(Thursday). The Fisher Family
will present the special music.
The sing is at 7 p.m. at the
church at 132 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green. Everyone is
welcome. Refreshments will be
served after the time of music.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

One reason why birds and
horses are not unhappy is
because they are not try-
ing to impress other birds
and horses.


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happiness in different
ways and by different
means, and so make for
themselves different
modes of life and forms of
government.
-Aristotle


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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
-The Dalai Lama


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Dear Friends and Family of
Hardee and Higan& Counties
Our family would like to convey our deepest thanks and
appreciation to all the many generous people who supported the
benefit BBQ for our mother, Janie Revell. The outpouring of
love and support exhibited by our community is simply beyond
belief
We specifically want to thank Wanda Roberts for organizing
the event. This would not have been possible without her hard
work. We would also like to thank everyone who contributed by sell-
ing/buying tickets, giving monetarily, donating desserts, cook-
ing the meal and working the takeout lines. Most especially we
are so thankful for all the many prayers offered throughout
Mom's illness. We live in a very special place, and are sur-
rounded by some of the most wonderful people around. For
this, we should all be thankful. May God bless each and every
one of you.
,1, ___ Sincerely, Janie Revell and Family s






June 5, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Dixie Softball All-Stars Named


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At Thursday night's award
banquet, the Dixie Youth soft-
ball all-stars were announced.
These girls, from ages 6 to
15, will represent Hardee
County in the All-Star competi-
tion in early July.
For the littlest ones, ages 6 to
8, the Dixie Darlings, the team
includes Cori-Ann Rosales,
Michaela Villarreal, Sarah
Welch, Yadira Castillo and
Lindsey Welch from the
Shockers; Destinee Pace, Sarah
Carlton and Ashlee Patterson of
the Heartbreakers; Heather
Coronado, Destiny Scheel,
Yasmin Ramirez and Lilianna
Ponce of the Power Puffs. Their
coaches are Jerry Welch, Wayne


Graham and Keith Patterson.
Next are the Dixie Angels,
ages 7 to 10, coached by Missy
Carlton, Jake Carlton and Julian
Garcia. Players are Anna Eerek-
son and Tara McNabb of the
Pink Sox; Hannah Carlton and
Senida Garcia of the Orange
Blossoms; Mara Goodwyn and
Kristian Judah of the Diamons;
Morgan Walters of the Cow-
girls; Gabrielle Allen and
Illeana Flores of the Lady Bugs;
Brooke Dixon of the Racers;
and Allison Farr and Kim
Derringer of the Blaze.
For the 12-and-under, ages 10
to 12, Ponytails All-Stars. the
roster includes Alex Ullrich and
Amber Reid of the Blaze;
Karlee Henderson, Jakaysha
Lindsey, Ana Galvez and Kayla


Nichols of the Shockers; Dana
Terrell, Arissa Camel and,
Bridgett Whidden of the Heat; i
and Gemi Saunders, Kaitlyn.
Thomas and Hailey Andrews of
the Racers. They are coached ..
by Max Ullrich, Melanie
Henderson and Mike Thomas.
The final group is the 15-and-
under, ages 13 to 15, Belles All-
Stars, represented by Penny
McGuire, Karina Fernandez,
Celeste Williams, Courtney
Parks, Danika Briones, Brooke
Tyson and Taylor Bolin of the
Thunder; and Emily Starratt,
Summer Sisum, Sierra Coro-.
nado, Amanda McNabb and
Sabrina Hernandez of the Slam-
mers. They are coached by
Debbie McNabb, Rocky Parks
and Randy Tyson.


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The Dixie Anaels are the 7-to-lO-vear-olds


What to get dad for Father's- tee automobile license tag.


Day can be a daunting quest.
Last year, Aaron Levy from
Washington, D.C., broke free of
traditional gift-giving and
adopted a manatee for his dad,
Barry, who lives in Massa-
chusetts.
"My dad already has more
ties and golf paraphernalia than
he knows what to do with,"
explained Aaron. "I wanted to
get him something different,
and he certainly wasn't expect-
ing a manatee for Father's Day,
though I know he has a soft spot
for endangered animals like
manatees. Of course, I also real-
ize it's a gift that supports a
good cause."
Aaron adopted Ariel for his
dad from Save the Manatee
Club's adoption program at
Homosassa Springs Wildlife
State Park in Homosassa,
Florida. The park is a rehabilita-
tion facility for manatees who
are recovering from injuries
before being released back into
the wild. However, Ariel is one
of five females in the club's
adoption program at Homo-
sassa who currently cannot be
released because of past injuries
or for other life threatening rea-
sons. Because the park is Ariel's
home year-round, those who
have adopted Ariel can visit her
at the park and, most anytime,
have the opportunity to see how
she's doing. "I adopted Ariel for
dad because she's described as
a friendly manatee who smiles
at visitors," Aaron said.
Thirty-two manatees are up
for adoption in Save the Mana-
tee Club's three Florida adop-
tion programs at Blue Spring
State Park in Orange City,
Tampa Bay, and Homosassa.
For a $25 tax-deductible dona-
tion which works out to a lit-
tle over $2 a month for a year
- gift recipients receive an
adoption certificate, a color
photo of a real, live Florida
manatee, biography, and a
handbook brimming with man-
atee facts and information. And
shipping is free.
"Dad put Ariel's adoption
photo in the kitchen/den area at
home for all to see," added
Aaron. "He chose this promi-
nent spot because he likes
explaining Ariel to visitors. It's
a great conversation piece, and
the photo is still hanging in the
same place a year later."
The adoption package also
includes a subscription to the
club's quarterly newsletter, The
Manatee Zone, and the bi-
monthly e-newsletter, Paddle
Tales. And this Father's Day,
each new member who joins the
Adopt-A-Manatee program on-
line for a $35 tax-deductible
donation, will receive the club's
official T-shirt with a beautiful
full color underwater design by
renowned artist Nancy Blauers,
whose artwork is also featured
on Florida's new official mana-


Aaron has fond memories of
visiting his grandmother in
Miami Beach when he was
younger. It was where he first
earnedd about the good-natured,
laid-back marine mammals who
inhabit Florida's waterways.
Today, there are about 3,000
manatees concentrated year-
round in the Sunshine State.
Tragically, the largest known
cause of manatee deaths is from
boat strikes.
"The thought of a harmless
manatee injured by a speed boat
is just heartbreaking," said
Aaron. It's a shame we can't
find safer ways to share the
water with these peaceful crea-
tures. Personally, when I'm not
working, I like to take life as


- slow as possible kind of like
a manatee."
Whenever a manatee is
adopted from Save the Manatee
Club, funds raised go toward
numerous conservation and
education programs. The
national, nonprofit advocacy
organization was founded. in
1981 by signer/songwriter
Jimmy Buffett and former U.S.
Senator and Florida Governor
Bob Graham.
To adopt a manatee for
Father's Day, or to make a do-
nation, contact Save the Mana-
tee Club at 500 N. Maitland, FL
32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN
(5646), or visit their web site at
www.savethemanatee.org
where you can also sigh up for
the club's free e-newsletter.


The oldest group are the 13-to-15 age Belles All-Stars.


Adopt A Manatee For


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way 17 frontage. $100,000
5 acre tract of land; paved road frontage; east-
ern Hardee. $125,000


1 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON E R
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329
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5 peaceful acres with 2 wells,
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MLS 10437 -
Grand clubhouse with over
4700 sq ft under air.


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Beautiful 3/2 concrete bloci
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Spacious 4/2.5 home with
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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 Livingroomn
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
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Classifieds


3BR/2B, large family room,
screened porch, appliances, Inte-
rior new refurbished. Quiet set-
ting, 2 lots, large oaks, fenced
yard, located i Torrey communi-
ty, south of Bowling Green.
Excellent buy at $99,900. Call Pat
at 375-2844. 6:5-12p
2 BR 1 BATH in Wauchula 863-
767-8938 5:22-6:199p



LOST 2 HEIFERS, one brindle,
one black, Manley Rd./Popash
area. 863-781-0551. 6:5c



LARGE 7'4" WHIRLPOOL bath-
tub, 3 yrs. old, pump & fittings,
$300. 773-9791. 6:5-12p
50 INCH RCA DLP HD TV with
stand, paid $2,500 new, asking
$1,000 cash. Call 773-4720. 6:5p


ELECTRIC POLE with new elec-
tric box, $350. 863-781-4903.
6:5p
CHILDS 4-WHEELER 50CC, great
shape, $350. 375-4068. 6:5p
CRAFTSMAN LAWN/GARDEN
tractor, 54", used 42 hours, 26 HP,
SMA May '09, $1,500; free stand-
ing weight set, $50; piano, $450;-
mini-bike, $125. 773-9839. 6:5p
36" TV, $100; toddler firetruck bed
with mattress, $100. Call 773-
6222. 6:5p
2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD 1500
CC motorcycle, 7,896 miles, like
new, $6,500. 781-6855. 6:5p
WASHER/DRYER, $500 for both.
735-0986, 781-6699. 6:5c
ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER IBM
Wheelwrlter 3, good condition,
recently serviced, $200. 773-
4449. 5:29-6:5c
TROY BILT TILLER, 8 HP, good
condition, $500. 735-1722.
5:15-6:12p


PRICE REDUCED! '$3,35 "con-"
merclal mower, Hustler Super
MiniZ, 44". 781-0012. 5:ltfcdh



3BR/2B Charlie Creek, $55,000
OBO. Carol's Realty 863-412-
8932. 6:5c
2002 CHARIOT EAGLE park:
model for sale: 12x34, 1 bedroom,,
fully furnished with central A/C,
$14,500 firm, call Crystal Lake
Village. 773-3582. 6:5-12p
DOUBLEWIDE FOR SALE Must
move from lot '93, 60x27,
3BR/2BA, large family room, fire-
place, hardwood floors, garden
tub, 3 yr. old heat/air, 20x12 wood-
en deck, $10K. 813-661-0856.
S:8-6:5p
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 4:24-6:26p



DACHSHUND PUPPIES $250.
$300; chihuahua puppies, $250-
$300. 863-781-4455. 6:5p


AMERICAN BULLDOG/Pardin cur
puppies, 12-14 weeks, shots, vet
checked, $125 each. Will make
great hog/hunting dogs. Call
Kevin 863-873-1766 or Dawn 863-
781-7275. 6:5p
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 8-9
weeks, vet checked, males and,
females, white and multi, $200.
863-245-7707, 863-214-9078.
6:5-12p
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
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

The llerad-Ad%ocat
11ardev Uoun \ 11onu-11,1.11 Con-1.11
Telephone (BG3) 773-


5.06 ACRES FOR SALE Ready
to build. Cleared, fenced, well
and pond, beautiful oaks, pines
and maples. Must see. Reduced
to $80,000. Call 781-0897. 6:5p
GROVE FOR SALE! 19.43 acre
early grove with 6" permitted well.
Asking $12,500 per acre. Call BJ
for more Information at 863-781-
0048. 5:29-6:19c



2005 TRAVEL TRAILER, 26 foot,
Puma by Palomino, $9,500, like
new. 781-0855. 6:5p



APARTMENTS 2BR/2B, laundry,
patio, CH/A, $600/month, plus
deposit. 2BR/1B, furnished, utili-
ties & cable included, $800/month
plus deposit. In Fort Meade, great
neighborhood. Call Sheila 863-
285-7203, 863-241-5645.
6:5c
4BR/1 BATH, $750/month,
$750/dep. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-
251-2038. 6:5-7:3p


ROOM FOR RENT Share 4 bed-
room home in the city per rental
agreement. Furnished 15x15 bed-
room use of laundry room and
storage shed. Must pass back-
ground check, $600/month plus
$200 non-refundable deposit.
Available June 1st. Only serious
inquiries please. 863-773-9755.
6:5c
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $600
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
6:5-12c
RENT WITH OPTION to buy
4BR/2BA, 2 car garage for info
786-218-5236 or 786-218-5250.
5:29-6:5p
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
OFFICE FOR RENT 210 N. 3rd,
Wauchula, $450 per month. 832-
1984. 5:8-6:5p
TWO BEDROOM one bath apart-
ment, $550 plus deposit. 832-
1984. 5:8-6:5p


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


HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2 car
garage. $195,000.
1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in Wau-
chula. Paved road frontage.
Deed restrictions. Zoned FR.
Lot size 130' X 305'. $38,500
NEW LISTING! 2 BR/1 BA
CB home. Metal roof put on
after Hurricane. Some work
needs to be done inside. Large
corner lot in Wauchula.
$72,000.
3BR/2BA house on 7 1/2 acres.
Stocked pond. $179,900.
REDUCED! MUST SEE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$159,900
3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in- 2000 and all appli-
ances are included. Land-
scaped yard with several fruit
trees and even a pecan tree.
$148,900.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka
City area. 2600 feet of front-
age on State Road 64.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hen-
dry-Lake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.


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
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.

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

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.

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


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
.(863)781W0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242


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


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE I z
773-5994A
Topsy See
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all an-"ances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
Beautiful Country Setting SiR-xi2 ac. lots and one 1.66 ac. lot
@$15,000.00 each or 4.66 ac. for $85,000. Each Lot Has Been
Surveyed.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.

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







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


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


Brand New 3BR/2BA CB home on large lot In Zolfo
Springs Located at 3061 Hickory Court Builder
says SELL You would love living at this address.
$140,000.00.

3BR New Home Large lot. $119,000.00 MLS # 197594
10 acres of good land east of Zolfo priced to sell $90,000.00 MLS
# 202916

Best Mobile Home Location 3BR/2BA well maintained mobile
home in Downing Place. Close to shopping hospital and restau-
rants. $77,000.00 MLS # 202856-
You would enjoy living in this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Community Fenced Landscaped Lots of extra features -
REDUCED $225,000.00 MLS # 194427

This 3BR/2Ba Executive Home, 2 car garage, high rise camper
carport, New AC Landscaped Automatic sprinkler System -
stone fireplace 4' well and many, many more extras. REDUCED
$219,000.00 MLS # 199742

3BR/1.5BA CB Home near shopping and restaurants Very
roomy and neat Priced to Sell $115,000.00 MLS # 201681
2BR/1BA home next to Post Office in Bowling Green $45,000.00
MLS # 199885

WE HAVE SEVERAL NEW HOMES IN HARDEE COUNTY
ALL QUALIFY FOR 100% FINANCING.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
S Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime! of,.R

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


John Freeman (863) 781-401
Steve Lanier (863) 559-931
Jason Jolhnson (863) 781-373


After hours
84 Lisa Douglas
92 Jessie Sambrano
14 Noey Flores


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


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REALTORS
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REALTORS
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JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
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See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


25 ac on US Hwy 17 zoned A-
1. Completely fenced; current-
ly under Greenbelt exemption
for taxes. Includes damage MH
sold "As Is". Three wells, septic
tank. $300,000!
4BR/21/2BA/2CG 2-story
home overlooks Little Cypress
Golf Course. Spacious kitchen
& dining room. $230,000!
CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
w/privacy fence, central A/H,
screened porch. $90,000!
CB country home on 4.76 acs
north of Arcadia, 3BR/1BA.
$150,000!

97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
Priced right! 10 ac pasture in
Zolfo Springs is fenced; cur-
rently used for cattle grazing.
Only $135,900!
Are you ready for this? The
one and only nightclub in
Hardee Co! $875,000!
Lovingly maintained 3BR,
2BA CB home in Bowling
Green sits on 0.84 ac. Includes
attached garage & detached
barn with three-bay carport.
$160,000!

Remodeling in process.
4BR/2BA CB home for only
$95,000!
Bring the tractor! This 4 acs
& house is about ready & great
for farming! $130,000!


REACTOR ASSOCIuATIS AFiER I1OURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROVAL.................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON............832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.. 863-412-4379
1UII.S. HIIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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NEW LISTING! New Con-
struction in Zolfo Springs!
3BR/2BA CB, 1700 SF, car-
port, large yard, tile & carpet.
$159,500!

Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!

Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!

15 acs of grove near Villa
Citrus development. County rd
frontage and great elevation!
$195,000!

Residential lot in Lake Placid
near Lake Francis and Lake
June is 107ftX102ft. Great for
homesite or investment.
$24,000!

Beautiful wooded 35 acs
w/over 1/2 mile paved rd
frontage. Potential to subdivide
into 5 ac tracts. Only minutes
from IHighlands Co; zoned A-1.
$540,000!

3BR/2BA CB home has 2 living
rooms, 1,744SF total &
1,560SF living area. Close
to schools & shopping.
$125,000!

Bring your fishing pole & fish
out the back door! 3BR/1BA
home fronts relaxing Lake
Buffum. Space for one RV
parking & hookups in place.
$200,000!


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:ltfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage In Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


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


Call For Appointment


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(863) 234-2234


.9?Bowling Green

) Flea Market

Friday, Saturday,
Sunday
Restrooms Water *
Electric


781-1062


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Corner lot in Torrey. Old Dixie Hwy. Heavily wooded.
$20,000.
2.20 Acres Comm. Hwy 17 South. Road Frontage on 3 sides.
$225,000.
Main.building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Large
commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Formerly Bills Meat Market.$175,000. AS IS.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site
ready needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive.
$80,000. I


APARTMENT AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 19:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month,' first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UIIrlch 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


TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
Summer savings average yard,
ZS, Wauchula G, $25, Includes
mowing, weedeating, blow off dri-
veway and walk. Licensed/Iln
sured. 863-781-2129. 6:5-7:3p
LOOKING FOR A SUM ER
TUTOR to help your elementary
aged child become a better r ad-
er? Call 781-5645. 6:5:7:3p
JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650. 6:5-26p
TOMMY DAVIS LAWN CARE, free
estimates, Irrigation repairs, land-
scaping and clean outs, some
tree and hedge trimming, 863-
781-4055, 15 years experience.
5:29-6:26p
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


If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid
one hundred days of sorrow.

EMPLOYEE
EASING
OPTIONS, INC.
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


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3 Bedroom 3 Bath

514 W. Bay St., Wauchula

781-1062


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 .FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Donna Stephens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! This 4/1 CBS Home on
double lot has Central A/H, open porch and
loaded with fruit trees. TWo blocks north of the
County Line, Bowling Green. Reduced from
$85,000 to $82,500. Make an offer!!!

SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3BR, 1 B, central A/H located
on busy Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Great for
Business o Home or Both. Only $85,000.
MONEY MAKING DUPLEXIIl Incoming producing
Investment property already has tenants 2/1 and
1/1 with Fireplaces, Priced at $120,000. Make
Offer!!
ALMOST NEW!ll 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot In great neighborhood. Built In 2006,
Includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. Reduced from
$145,000 to $137,900.
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIET!!!
This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and Septic
Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home.
$150,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW HOMEll On this Residential'
Lot In this Nice Neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
STARTER HOME!!! This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB
home has central air and heat, complete with
washer and dryer located In great neighborhood
on Illinois Ave. $90,000.


BIG, BIG HOUSE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF
ROOM!!! 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath with 2,241 Living sq.
ft. new carpet, fresh paint, and new roof makes
this home a must see at a Reduced Price ofi
$165,000 or bring offer.
SIMPLY CHARMING!!! Immaculately clean 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport, nice
neighborhood, all on .28 AC lot. REDUCED!!!
ONLY $82,500.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home
features a large kitchen and inside utility room
for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good condition, present-
ly rented. Need extra income, Good Investment.
In walking distance to town! Only $67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beauti-
ful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your own
vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!!! Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!!!
AFFORDABLE!! This well maintained 3 Bedroom,
1 Bath home on 1 acre of land in nice quiet area
of Bowling Green has large barn and chainlink
fenced yard. Must See!! $119,500.
ENJOY THE SUNSET!!! On the balcony of this 2
story home on 3.4 acres of land, with 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths and recreation room on bottom
story. Jacuzzi tub, Trane AC, galvaluminum roof
and more for only $189,000. Call Today!!!
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!l


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy.62, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. $92,500 With front porch and
large building Included. $750,000. large fenced yard. In nice neighborhood!!!


FEATURES OF THE WEEK NEW LISTINGS!!! 1
CHARMING, PEACEFUL HOME!!! Located on 1 acre+, Upstairs 3 large bedrooms, 1
Bath, Downstairs has Dining Room, Kitchen, Den, living room, family room with 1 large
Bath. Front and back porch, and beautiful hardwood floors!! Graceful selection of Color
schemes to reflect the era of 1 920's. This house is a show place. Shown by appointment
only. $245,000.
POSSIBLE LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY! Beautifully remodeled 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
with Pool, formal livingroom, family room= possible 4th Bedroom, Back porch great for
outside Poolside entertainment. Only $185,000.
JUST LISTED!!! 27.5 acres with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home In the Center Hill area fronts
beautiful Payne Creek. Includes 12 acres of Irrigated citrus groves and barn. Seller will
consider dividing property into parcels. Call today for details. $350,000.
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;3BR/2BA, 1,750 S.F. HOME, new
construction, 1/2 acre,
$975/month, $400/security
deposit. 245-6106. 5:29-6:5c
2 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH mobile
home in Oak Hill Park, very nice,
$500 deposit, rent $700. 863-781-
3570. 6:5-12c


3 BR, 2 B, 2k acres, close-in, pond and steel frame barn. $229,900.
Call Sherrick.
Beautiful 3 BR. 2 5 B on,7 a cs anaee Co line $449,000.
Call Cind
2 BR. 2 B. in to
2 BR. 2 B. I1.
Make Your c nfa- n.no% .. ri L.. mental. Sleeps
4-5. %ern seec iedeM550 %e '
One lot left in hc 5$
10 ac. \al. gro\e. irng & $8 r ac. Call David.
30 ac. \tlh 10 ac. Hamlin, encia, 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
microjet irrig. 12-in. well. $470,000. Call. David




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(863)781-1128
WWW. TUANDELATORRE.COM
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REALESTTE NVI~hINTS BaOKEo AssociATE


Rhynn Rd 15 ac grove $195,000
US Hwy 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
2976 Whipnoorwill Ln, Wauchula $230,000


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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.
773-3293 or 781-4641.
10:4tfc/nc
. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:8p



SATURDAY 7:30-?, 3006 Spruce
St., Zolfo. Boys, women clothes,
furniture, misc. 6:5p
2 FAMILY Saturday, 8-12, 308
Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula.
6:5p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 806 Semi-
nole Ave., Wauchula. Furniture,
clothing, household misc. 6:5p
FRIDAY 8-?, 205 Park Drive,
Wauchula. Lots of everything.
6:5p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 till ?, mov-
ing sale, 218 Park Drive, River-
view. 6:5p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. -1 p.m., 1953
Heard Bridge Rd. 6:5p
MOVING SALE Friday, Saturday,
Sunday, 215 Cracker Lane,
Wauchula, new fence and post, 3
lamas $500 each, Craftsman radi-
al saw, $200, appliances, furni-
ture, BR cabinet, sink, windows,
china cabinet, lots of toys, misc.
781-7949. 6:5p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY Star Ave.,
Wauchula Hills. Lots of misc.
6:5p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 3634 East Main,
Wauchula. Household, tools,
dryer, crib with mattress, adult
and kids clothing, misc. 6:5p
SATURDAY 9 a.m. -?, Valencia
Gardens, E106, Civil War book,
books, crochet yarn, and other
household goods. All must go.
6:5p
Happiness depends upon
ourselves.


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech

m ESEVCIPhone (863) 781-9720
gugles@earthlink.net home.earthlink.net/-guglegrl


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MGILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

F Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell

Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 i8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


amsm iAl.
Advanced All Service Realty, Inc.
1843 US 27 North, Sebring
(863) 385-1181 ext. 231
www.sebringflorida.comr


Jeanne Lee Butler
(863) 202-4444


3 BR/2B 1255 Washington Blvd., Lake Placid.
Wonderfully designed home featuring great room effect, vaulted
ceilings with crown moldings, lovely landscaping and corner lot.
Lease option. (202839)
3 BR/2 B 312 Star Fruit Ave, Lake Placid.
2 car garage, island breakfast bar, wood cabinetry, brick pavers on
exterior porches/entry. Lease option. (202838)
Leisure Lakes lot, Lake Placid.
Cleared and ready to build. .23 acres. Fronts directly on paved road.
Possible owner financing. Call today.
$12,900. (200024)
2 BR/2B 152 Jamison Ave., Lake Placid.
Immaculate home, well maintained. Huge open dining/living room
combo &e cathedral ceilings. Storage galore.
Lease option or $149,000. (200838)
2 BR/2B 208 Trafalgar Way, Lake Placid.
New waterfront community directly on the shores of Lake Huntley.
Boating, skiing, fishing, pool, amenities galore.
Lease option or $174,900. (196935)
3 BR/2B 956 Peachtree Dr., Lake Placid.
Location is the key for this meticulously maintained Lake June direct
access canal front home. Fabulous floor plan.
$189,975. (203062)
Listed at $224,900.
Make offer on this lakefront highway frontage commercial property.
Lake front rental cottage on .69 acre of land. What an investment!
(198042)
3BR/2B mobile home directly on Lake Josephine.
Great floor plan. Roof has been cool coated. Relaxed lifestyle with fish-
ing and boating. $19,900. $245 monthly lot rent.
(200764)
Hardee County
Beautiful green pasture land @ $10,000 per acre. Up to
83+ acres available. Would prefer to sell as whole parcel
but will consider selling separate. Fenced, cross-fenced.
Metal/pole barn.
(201279) cl6:5c


June 5, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B






Classifieds


Spring football has come and gone. The Wildcats are looking
pretty good on defense, but have a ways to go on the offense. Esayi
Youyoute and Conner Davis got off some good passes. Kicker
Martin Vega has a strong leg and will develop his ability and accu-
racy as the summer goes on.

Congratulations to former Wildcat Travis Tubbs. The 6'2"
senior punter from Webber International University was one of
several to make the second team special teams for the 2008
National Association of Independent Athletes.

Speaking of football, we also have information about the


RARE SIAMESE WATERMELON


1i-TlU I BY JIM KbLLY
Kole Robertson, 9, son of Kord and Shannyn Robertson
of southeastern Hardee County, holds a siamese seed-
less watermelon. "The joined melons are growing from
the same stem. This is the first time we have seen this in
24 years of farming, said Kord Robertson, who farms in
the county with his father, Wilbur Robertson.



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863-781-9532


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Guavas
Made for Cobblers (recipe included)

$5.00 quart
also
Homemade Guava Jam

(863) 735-0349





KELLER WILLIAMS
R 1 'A----L.. Y Y

Mikey CbIding
Realtq
(863) 781 -698

An Independently Oned Brokrnge
L--
Asking $8,500/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a Whole 60
acre tract. Call for more details.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $10,500/acre.
20 acres w/2 story 4BR/3BA, 3,900 sq. ft. home. Completely
remodeled in 2005. Many extras pool, pond, 20x72 horse barn,
24x48 workshop, completely fenced. $474,900 Eastern Hardee
County.
51.33 acre Hamlin grove. Production average 290 boxes/acre.
Located in Lily area. Call for more details. $531,126.
155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details. ci:sc


Hardee Youth Football League, which has belonged to Heartland
Pop Warner for many years, along with Avon Park, Sebring, Lake
Placid, Fort Meade and DeSoto.
Recently, Avon Park, Fort Meade, Sebring and DeSoto resigned
from Pop Warner, opting to go with the MidFlorida Football
Program. The Hardee Pop Warner Board voted 7-6 to stay with Pop
Warner. However, this means the Hardee teams will have to travel
to play teams in the South Tampa Conference, such as Palmetto,
Parrish and Fish Hawk. More information will develop as the 2008
football and cheer season progresses.

We've received word on the All-Stars for girls Dixie softball,
but haven't gotten the lists for the boys baseball teams as yet.
There is also word of the start of an AAU travel baseball team
to be called the Hardee Sliders, for boys 9 and under. They will
play against boys 7, 8 and 9 from Sebring, Eagle Lake, Bradenton,
Winter Haven and elsewhere.
Tryouts will be Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at the George
Heine fields off South Florida Avenue. The age limit is for boys
who will not be 10 before May 1, 2009.
Check out the website www.eteamz.com/hardeesliders or call
Andrew McGuckin at 781-0325.

Turning to softball news, congratulations to Amber Steedley, a
recent Hardee graduate, who has chosen South Florida Community
College to start her collegiate softball career. Coach Carlos Falla is
looking forward to her addition to the team.

In adult softball, the Men's Church Tournament ended with the
First Christian Church as season and tournament champions.
Women's Church League starts on June 10 and the Men's
Community League on June 17.

Congratulations also to boxers Edner Cherry and Daniel
Lozano. Cherry won his ESPN-televised main event against former
lightweight champion Stevie Johnston. This should propel him up
the pro ranks and earn even bigger fights.
Lozano may have completed one of the final tournaments of his
amateur career, representing Florida in the Golden Gloves nation-
als in Grand Rapids, Mich. in early May. He won three straight
bouts but lost the decision in the championship bout. He may go to
the PAL nationals in Oxnard, Calif. in September or turn pro right
away.

There's a couple of other events coming up.
On the schedule this weekend is golf.
The golf tournament is Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. at Torrey
Oaks Golf Course. Sponsored .by the United Methodist Men of
Wauchula and Bowling Green, the proceeds will go to missionary
Frank Zajicek. Format is a four-person team scramble with the top
prize $300, second $200 and third $100. To sign up, call Torrey
Oaks at 767-0302, Charles Cannon at 773-6045, Bob Norris at
735-0418, or Jack Soles at 773-6025.

Another event coming up Saturday, is the On Target Outdoor
Fellowship Archery Tournament for amateurs. Sponsored by the
First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, and Struttin', Ruttin' &
Reelin' of Zolfo Springs, the event will be at the Central Florida
Bow Hunters Range off U.S. 17 between Bowling Green and Fort
Meade. Lunch will be provided.
Hunting will be in two divisions, ages 9 to 14, and 15 and older.
There will be first, second and third place prizes. The main door
prize is a PSE Mach X XI Bow with an X Cam System. Bow and
hunting supplies and peep sites will be available.
To register, or for more information, call the church at 375-
2253 between 8:30 and 4:30 weekdays or Steve Spinks at 375-
2585 at other hours.

Coming up on June 21 is another wrestling extravaganza at the
Agri-Civic Center at Altman and Stenstrom roads. Doors open at
6:30 p.m. and wrestling begins at 7.
The main event will be the tag team of the White Scorpion and
George Rodriguez against Donnie York and the Black Assassin.
There will be a table match between Butch Long, the Ragin' Red
Neck, and Luke Rider for the Southern Wresting Federation cham-
pionship title.
El Grapo will face Chris Raines, and the Laranza brothers will
take on each other. Negotiations are still under way with the WCW
superstar Glacier and a yet-to-be-named opponent.
Advance tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12. At the
door, prices will be $8 adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets,
call 813-359-7122.

There are summer volleyball and tennis camps. For more infor-
mation on dates and costs, call Ken Leupold at 773-3429.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate at 773-3255 or email
news.heraldadvocate @ embarqmail.com with news for this biweek-
ly 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.



GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 In customer satisfaction in
Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
STEDE Ft. Meade
375-2606
2 4rtct 800-226-3325

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10B The Herald-Advocate, June 5, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252007CA000732
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a banking corpora-
tion under the laws of the State of
Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEPHEN DRISKELL,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on May 21, 2008, In the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 18 day
of June, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., the
following-described property :
The North 175.00 feet of the
West 498.00 feet of the East
1051.12 feet of the N1/2 of
the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of
Section 9, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida
AND
1986 SYST Office. Trailer
ID# C1381; 1988 GDAN
Trailer ID# 1GRAA9-
625JS026801; Wayne Air
Compressor S/N 15831
M/N 376-3V Motor
S/N30033 M/N
5KC184AG201B: Leroi Air
Compressor M/N TRU5N
S/N 4218X1073 W/ONAN
18 HP Kohler Engine S/N
2327806693; Miller
Welder/Generator 200LW
W/Onan 18 HP Engine S/N
JK552452; 14" Clarke-
Metal Worker Chop Saw
M/N BB1010; Duff-Norton
Electric 1 Ton Hoist; ESAB
Plasm Cutter S/N
PE1813228; Miller Mig
Welding Machine S/N
KK259428 and Two (2) Tool
Chest Cabinets With All
Tools Now Owned and
Acquired Replacements,
All Located at 545 Lake
Branch Road, Bowling
Green, Hardee County,
Florida.
DATED this 27 day of May, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Courts
Hardee County, Florida
By:Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

5:29,6:50

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


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 fall
to do so, a default may be entered
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
Delols 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


Letter To The Editor


Prayer From 8-Year-Old



Came From The Heart


Dear Editor:
I just couldn't help myself as
a small giggle escaped me,
causing my husband, and a few
others in the surrounding pews,
to give me a questioning stare.
In answer, I passed the torn sec-
tion of the bulletin that con-
tained the form for prayer
.requests to my husband.
He couldn't resist a small
chuckle himself as he read the
words written by our 8-year-old
daughter. To my recollection,
the request read something like
this:
'Dear Lord, please help
everybody that is sick get better.
Please help the people in the
hospital get better and help
Pastor Tim's wife get better.
And help everybody here today
stay alive."
It was that last sentence that
caused us to smile at such an
innocent, but heartfelt request.
Only a child would request
something that seemed so sim-
ple, yet was so overwhelmingly


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-502-CA
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS,
INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
AMPARO ADELIADA MURILLO, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST AMPARO ADELIA-
DA MURILLO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMPARO ADELIADA
MURILLO; JAMES H. WEBB;
SHARYN SALTER; FEBE A.
MURILLO; ANDREW R. MURILLO;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: AMPARO ADELIADA
MURILLO
Last known address: 607
E. PALMETTO ST. WAUCHULA, FL
33873
362 CYPRESS ST. SEBRING, FL
33870
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
AMPARO ADELIADA MURILLO,
Last known address: 607 E.
PALMETTO ST. WAUCHULA, FL
33873
362 CYPRESS ST. SEBRING, FL
33870
ANDREW R. MURILLO,
Last known address: 1624 OLD
BRADENTON ROAD WAUCHULA,
FL 33873
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming an Interest by, through,
under or against AMPARO ADEU-
ADA MURILLO, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMPARO ADELIADA
MURILLO, ANDREW R. MURILLO
and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest
In the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property;
SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION
ATTACHED HERETO AS
EXHIBIT "A"


has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, If any, to
it, on Sara Barbaccia,, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address Is 2901
Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either
(chose one)
(a) within 30 days after the first
publication of this notice, or
(b) on or before July 4, 2008.
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 27 day of May,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
AS Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a reasonable accommo-
dation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability


coordinator at 8637732161.412W
r*Aki, p..T lRL A4ln WAUCHUIII


OHANGhji I. RM M le. i rw. -
LA FL. 33873. If hearing Impaired,
contact (TDD) 8009588771 via
Florida Relay System.
This Is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any Information obtained
will be used for that purpose.


-complex. Yet, cute as it was,
common sense told me that this
form wasn't intended for these
types of prayer requests, but
was meant for those in the sanc-
tuary .who had made an impor-
tant decision during the course
of the service or who desired
prayer for a special need cer-
tainly not for an overall "gener-
ic" prayer request.
The scripture, "Suffer the lit-
tle children to come unto Me
for such is the Kingdom of
Heaven," prevailed in my
thoughts and without giving it a
'second thought, I tucked the
prayer request form into the
.Bible and set it on the pew.
It was during the early part of
the following week when, dur-
ing my morning drive to work, I
heard the heart-breaking story
regarding the tragic news of lit-
tle Maria, adopted daughter of
contemporary Christian artist
Steven Curtis Chapman. Little
Maria had just celebrated her
fifth birthday and was excitedly
looking forward to the numer-
ous celebrations to come which
included her brother's gradua-
tion party and her sister's wed-
ding. Her whole little world was
filled with promises of family
events that would be filled with
much love and blessed joy.
Little did they know that
Maria would never get the
opportunity to witness these
events, for on one fateful day
last week, she ran behind the
family vehicle driven by her
oldest brother. Despite the des-
perate attempts to save her life,
little Maria Chapman went
home to be with the Lord.
Guilt consumed me as I
recalled Emily's prayer re-
quest"... please help everyone
here stay alive." I couldn't help
but ask myself if, unbeknownst
to us, this simple prayer uttered
by a small child had empow-
ered Guardian Angels to protect
someone who had been in the
service that morning, protecting
them from deadly harm, so that
he/she could live to see another
Sunday.
Had an elderly grandparent
been swiftly steadied by
Angels" wings to prevent a seri-
ous fall? Did the soft whisper of
Angelic voices speak wisdom
to a parent advising him to wait
at the green light for a second


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000159
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R., D. DOB: 10/01/2002

CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF.
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Carlos Enrique Ruiz
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition under oath has
been filed in the above styled
Court for the permanent commit-
ment of D.R., a female child, born
on October 1, 2002, to Angela
Ruiz, for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before the HONOR-
ABLE Marcus J. Ezelle at 10:30
A.M on the 24th Day of July, 2008,
for this hearing at the HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Juvenile
Division, 417 West Main Street,
Third Floor, Courtroom A,
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS A
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU
WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD AS NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact
the Dept. of Children & Families-
Legal Department, 1014 South 6th
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873,
Telephone (863) 773-9746, no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
by
Delols Franks
as his Deputy Clerk


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more so as to prevent him from
,disaster with another vehicle
that sped through the red light?
And had Angels' arms prompt-
ed a mother to grab her child
before he/she ran into the path
of an oncoming vehicle in a
busy parking lot? Only Heaven
knows ..
Suddenly Emily's prayer
took on a whole new meaning
and as I cried tears of shame,
the full realization of the impact
of a child's simple and heartfelt
prayer made me feel so
insignificant and small. For you
see, Emily's little heart and
mind knew without a shadow of
doubt that God listens to, and
honors, every prayer.
"Lord," I whispered. "Thank
You for honoring Emily's pray-
er. And thank You for teaching


me a valuable lesson no
prayer is "generic" to You."
And then came that still
small voice . "Aren't you
glad you had a change of heart
and put that prayer request in
the offering plate after all?"
Yep, I sure am ...


P.S. Thank you, Emily
Patarini, for reminding us ole'
folks about the true meaning of
prayer especially those that
come straight from the heart!

Karla Patarini
Waichihla


The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a
year.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.

2000 FORD 2 Dr. Id. #FAFP42X6YF302530
2000 Ford Pk Id. #1FTYR1-C4YTA01283

Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
June 13, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula Fl. 33873. 6:5,12c
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

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

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

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY COMMISSION ON TUES-
DAY JUNE 10, 2008, AT 7:00 PM IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT 104
EAST MAIN STREET.

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

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

ANY PERSON WHO DESIRES TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THE BOARD WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS BE MADE TO INCLUDE THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR REZONE WITH

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that Dane Terrell, as agent for Juan
Delatorre, is requesting a rezone with a comprehensive plan amendment from an
R-2 (Single Family Residential/Duplexes) with a FLUM designation of Low
Density Residential to a zoning classification of C-2 (Highway Commercial/Light
Manufacturing) with a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of Commercial
for the purpose of constructing a convenience store with gas. The Zoning
Maximum Density (units/ac) is 3.0 FAR. Front and rear setbacks are 20' and the
side setback is 10'. The property is located at the corner of Florida Avenue and
Stenstrom Road and is legally described as:

LOTS 15 TO 24 INC BLK 2 DIXIE HWY HOMESITES

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning
Board on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City
Commission on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he
will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such
verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor

ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk



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$565. FOR WES


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
SEnglish Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a check for $565 to
Wauchula Elementary School. Chrysler Corporation donated $50 for expenses Involved
In hosting the event and an additional $5 for each demonstration drive completed.
Chrysler 300 and Town N Country vehicles were provided for parents to test drive and
examine. English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep provided the vehicles and volunteers from the
dealership to assist with the event. From left in back row are Kimberly Reddick, 5th
grade teacher; Kevin Smith, English sales/community relations representative; Gina
Neuhofer, school board member; and Jessica Gray, assistant principal. In front row are
Patrick Carlton, Cesar Fibres, Cody Spencer, and Austin Altman, fifth graders of Ms.
Reddick.


Frankie's
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Diane Ovina Frankie
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Tuesday Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-3
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Fun is about as good as a
habit as there is.

Happiness cannot be trav-
eled to, owned, earned,
worn or consumed. Hap-
piness is the spiritual ex-
perience of living every
minute with love, grace
and gratitude.
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NOTICE
REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that J. Steven Southwell, II, Esq., as
agent for Alonzo Whitehead, is requesting an annexation with rezone and com-
prehensive plan amendment. He is requesting a Zoning Classification of C-1
(Commercial 1) anld a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation:of Commercial.
The Zoning Maximum Density is 1.6 FAR (Floor Area Ratio). The property is legal-
.ly described as:
Legal:
80 feet of the South 3/4 of the North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 25 East.
Further Described As:
That part of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida, described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NE of said SW 1/4; thence run South
00005'34" East, along the East boundary of said SW 1/4, a distance of
991.19 feet to the SE corner of the North 1/2 of said SE 1/4 of NE1/4
of SW 1/4; thence South 89022'09" West, along the South boundary of
said North 1/2, a distance of 33.00 feet to a point on the West right of
way line of Florida Avenue South and into the Point of Beginning;
thence continue South 89022'09" West 631.47 feet to the SW corner of
said North 1/2; thence North0006'30" West 80.00 feet; thence North
89022'09" East 631.50 feet to a point on said West right of way; thence
South 00005'34" East, along said right of way line, 80.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning
Board on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City
Commission on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will.be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he
will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such
verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


NOTICE
REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that J. Steven Southwell, II, Esq., as
agent for Michael & Susana Boyett, is requesting an annexation with rezone and
comprehensive plan amendment. He is requesting a Zoning Classification of C-
1 (Commercial 1) and a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of Commer-
cial. The Zoning Maximum Density is 1.0 FAR (Floor Area Ratio). The property is
legally described as:
Legal:
East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the SE
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 25 East,
LESS the West 70 feet
Further Described As:
That part of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida, described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NE corner of said SW 1/4; thence run South
00'05'34" East, along the East boundary of said SW 1/4, a distance of
991.19 feet to the NE corner of the South 1/2 of said SE 1/4 of NE 1/4
of SW 1/4; thence South 89022'09" West, along the North boundary of
said South 1/2, a distance of 33.00 feet to a point on the West right of
way line for Florida Avenue South and to the Point of Beginning;
thence South 00005'34" East, along said right of way line, 82.59 feet to
a point on the South boundary of the North 1/2 of North 1/2 of said
South 1/2; thence South 89'22'48" West, along said South boundary,
229.26 feet to a point of the East boundary of the West 70.00 feet of
the East 1/2 of said North 1/2; thence North 00006'02" West, along said
East boundary, 82.55 feet to a point on the North boundary of said
South 1/2; thence North 89'22'09" East 229.27 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning
Board on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City
Commission on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he
will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such
verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk .


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Softball Division Winners Applauded


The Blaze had the best record in the Ponytails division.


The Vandolah Power Co. Shockers won the Dixie Darlings division.


COURTESY PHOTOS


The Thunder ruled the oldest division, the Belles.

NOTICE
REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that J. Steven Southwell, II, Esq., as
agent for Peggy Murphy, is requesting an annexation with rezone and compre-
hensive plan amendment. He is requesting a Zoning Classification of C-1
(Commercial 1) and a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of Commercial.
The Zoning Maximum Density is 1.0 FAR (Floor Area Ratio). The property is
legally described as:
Legal:
South 3/4 of N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 9,
Township 34 South, Range 25 East, LESS the South 80 feet
Further Described As:
That part of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida, described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NE corner of said SW 1/4; thence run South
00005'34" East, along the East boundary of said SW 1/4 a distance of
743.39 feet to the NE corner of the South 3/4 of North 1/2 of said SE
1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4; thence South 89020'10" West, along the North
boundary of said South 3/4. a distance of 33.00 feet to a point on the
West right of way line for Florida Avenue South and to the Point of
Beginning; thence South 00005'34" East, along said right of way line,
167.78 feet to the North boundary of the South 80.00 feet of said south
3/4; thence South 89022'09" West, along said North boundary, 631.50
feet to the NW corner of said South 80.00 feet; thence North 00006'30"'
West 167.41 feet to the NW corner said South 3/4; thence North
89020'10" East 631.55 feet to the Point of beginning.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning
Board on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City Commis--
sion on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225
E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be
heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he will need a
verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim
record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


The Lady Bugs finished the Dixie Angels season in first place.

NOTICE
REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that J. Steven Southwell, II, Esq., as
agent for Mary Katherine Hanchey, Patsy Ward and Peggy Murphy Life Estate
Interest, is requesting an annexation with rezone and comprehensive plan
amendment. He is requesting a Zoning Classification of C-1 (Commercial 1) and
a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of Commercial. The Zoning
Maximum Density is 1.OFAR (Floor Area Ratio). The property is legally described
as:
Legal:
N 1/2 of N 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township
34 south, Range 25 East
Further Described As:
That part of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida, described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NE corner of said SW 1/4; thence run South
00015'34" East, along the East boundary of said SW 1/4, a distance of
660.79 feet to the NE corner of said SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4; thence
South 89019'31" West, along the North boundary of said SE 1/4 of NE
1/4 of SW 1/4, a distance of 33.00 feet to a point on the West right of
way line for Florida Avenue South and to the Point of Beginning;
thence South 00005'34" East, along said West right away line 82.59
feet to the South boundary of the North 1/2 of North 1/4 of said SE 1/4
of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4; thence South 8920'10" West, along the South
boundary of said North 1/2 of North 1/4, a distance of 631.55 feet to
the SW corner of said North 1/2 of North 1/4; thence North 00006'30",
West 82.47 feet to the NW corner of said SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4;
thence North 89019'31" East 631.57 feet to the Point of Beginning.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning
Board on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City
Commission on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he
will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such
verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission

ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


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Classic Challenges Wildcats


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"Our offensive line is our
strong point, but we have a lot
of work to do this summer.
* Head coach Tim Price
summed up the Hardee Wildcat
21-0 loss to Lake Wales in the
2008 Spring Classic game on
Friday night.
"We had some bright spots.
We knew we were very young
at our skill positions and it
showed. We have questions
about our new offense. We will
keep what we do good and take
out some stuff. We need to work
on catching, throwing and
pitching passes," continued
Price.
He credited Lake Wales
coach Rod Shafer with the
defensive scheme set up to stop
the Wildcats' main play, the
inside veer. "They are a well-
coached team. We lost focus on
some plays."
There were no punt or kickoff
returns in the game. Lake
Wales took first possession on
its 30-yard line. Junior quarter-
back Javarious Riley passed to
Byron Ward for a seven-yard
gain, but the next two plays
negated the gain and the punt
went 35 yards.
Hardee opened at the Wildcat
25, but backtracked five yards
on a false start penalty. Fresh-
man Jarrius Lindsey went over
left guard for five yards, then
over left tackle for four more.
Soph Esayi Youyoute passed
to Kelsheem White for 11 yards
and a first down. Lindsey went
for two yards and Youyoute
pitched to White for two more.
An offsides penalty on the
Highlanders moved Hardee to a
first down at the Wildcat 49.
On the keeper Youyoute kept
for two yards, then passed to
Carson Davis for a first down at
the Lake Wales 31, a gain of 18
yards. Lindsey was stopped
cold for no gain. Scott
Donaldson took the sweep over
right end for.two yards. A pass
was incomplete. Soph Martin
Vega faced a 45-yard field goal
but hit it off the side of his foot.
Lake Wales took over on its
30. Kevin Godwin stopped
James Norwood after three
yards. A pass from Justin Shafer
was broken up by Conner
Davis. Shafer's next pass con-


nected with Ryne Knuth for a
67-yard touchdown. Marcelo
Bonani nailed the PAT to make
it a 7-0 game.
Hardee's next possession was
three and out, followed by a 30-
yard Vega punt. Lake Wales, in
turn, went three and out.
Hardee took over again in the
waning seconds of the first
quarter, starting at the Highlan-
der 45, Youyoute gained seven
on a keeper as time ran out.
After a Lindsey run was
stuffed, Youyoute went over
right tackle for six yards and a
first down. An encroachment
penalty moved Hardee five
yards closer to the goal line.
When Hardee was going good,
a Youyoute pass intended for
Devante Carter was intercepted
by James Norwood and re-
turned 10 yards.
The first Highlander play net-
ted a dozen yards and first
down. After a six yard gain,
Lindsey stopped the next Lake
Wales runner for a loss of two
yards. A Shafer pass got just
three yards and a punt turned
the ball over to Hardee at its 36.
Michael McTaw went four
yards. There was a mixup and
fumble on the handoff and the
errant ball was covered by a
Lake Wales defender. After
slight gains, Hardee took over,
only to give the ball back on
another miscue.
This time Lake Wales capital-
ized, using three passes to cover
43 yards and paydirt. The PAT
was good. Lake Wales led 14-0.
Hardee started its next series
at the Wildcat 30, with Conner
Davis using Jake Mayer and
McTaw to move slowly down-
field. As halftime approached,
Vega attempted a 54-yard field
goal, but the ball landed at the
two-yard line.
The third quarter was for the
junior varsity squads, with a
running clock. Lake Wales had
first crack at the ball and was
going along well when a fumble
-was recovered by Hardee.
Starting at its 40, quarterback
Andrew Hunt used Lincoln
Saunders and Tony Valdez to
move the 40 yards to cross the
goal line. Saunders went the
final five yards, coming out of a
pile of players to score. There
was no PAT.
Each team had one more


series but there was no more JV
scoring.
The varsity teams resumed
play for the fourth quarter.
Hardee went first and finished
with a Vega 41-yard punt to put
Lake Wales at its own 26. The
Highlanders went three and out,
a pass almost intercepted by
Antjuan Jones. The 33-yard
punt put Hardce at its 33.
Youyoute took over again at
quarterback, starting with a 37-
yard pass to Carter. Donaldson
took the pitch for three yards,
and White took it eight yards
for a first down. A bad pitch lost
that eight yards. Another was
incomplete. Facing a third-and-
17, Hardee went backward on a
holding penalty. Youyoute
passed to Donaldson for 12
yards, but it was too little. A
Vega 48-yard field goal attempt
was low and left.
Lake Wales took over at its
own 30 with 4:49 left in the
game. A David Newcomb
tackle stopped one run and a
fumble was recovered by a
Wildcat.
Shortly, a Hardee fumbled
pitch gave the ball back to Lake
Wales at the Hardee 23. Given
that opportunity, the Highlan-
ders took advantage, ,with
Shafer going over the goal line.
The Micah Burlin PAT was
good.
Hardee had a final chance
with 43 ti;l.s ieft on the clock.
The first pass was no good, but
an encroachment penalty netted
Hardee five yards. Youyoute
kept the ball for a 36-yard gain.
As the clock ran down, a
Youyoute pass in the end zone
was picked off by Highlander
Clifford Morgan.
Price was not totally disap-
pointed in the Wildcat effort.
The sophomore quarterback
Youyoute "made some great
throws. He's only had four-and-
a-half games
under his belt."
There will be 39 players
going to camp at Black
Mountain, N.C. the week of
July 6 and there will be regular
football camp in August, with
the details of when and where
yet to be worked out.

Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


Letter To The Editor


Sound Money Management,


Having Job Are Important


Dear Editor:
I have been reading the
"Letter To Editor" section of
this paper for 17 years. There
has been a 'ide variety of top-
ics discussed and a wider vari-
ety of opinions on those topics.
I have chuckled at some, agreed
with some, and disagreed with
others.
Yet for all this reading,
chuckling, and headshaking I
have done I have only written
one letter myself. This makes
two.
I read, with open-mouthed,
wide-eyed disbelief, the article
written by a dear lady in last
week's edition. She appeared to
be in a constant financial "pick-
le," as she calls it.
The topic of her letter was to
inform the community about
the "reserved" manner in which
the Hardee Help Center dis-
burses its funds. She bore her
soul about the number of con-
tacts she has made to "churches,


individuals, and the Help
Center for assistance with her
phone bills, bus tickets, money
to pay credit card bills (!) and
money to put in her checking
account to prevent bounced-
checks." I literally laughed out
loud! This woman expects peo-
ple to donate funds to her
checking account to prevent
bounced checks! How priceless
is that?!
Please understand I am not
hard-hearted toward the gen-
uinely needy. I have pastored a
church in Wauchula for the last
17 years. We have helped multi-
tudes of people out of bad situ-
ations in a variety of ways. We
are happy to do so.
However, what disturbs me is
when people expect to be
"funded" by others while they
live lifestyles of unrestrained
spending and writing checks on
money they do not have. This is
inexcusable behavior.
If you do not have money in


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the bank may I suggest you not
write checks.
If you cannot pay your bills,
stop using a credit card.
I have found through the
years that a job puts money in
your checking account.
I do not understand the men-
tality of those who believe it to
be morally acceptable to habitu-
ally live off the goodwill of oth-
ers. You soon lose their good-
will.
It is this attitude toward pub-
lic help that has caused many to
be "reserved" in their giving. I
commend the Help Center for
its desire to be a good steward
of its funds. Keep up the good
work!
As for the lady who seems to
stay in a financial pickle . .
stop diving into the brine and
expecting others to buy your
lifejacket.

Jim Harris
Wauchula


Event Calendar
|' June 14th Randy Owen

S June 28th Building 429,
Need to Breathe,
Jars of Clay
July 4th 4th of July
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2C The Herald-Advocate, June 5, 2008





-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
by -
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
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 EstudiorJuvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ I 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

Help your brother's boat
across, and your own will


reach the shore.


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road oTf Iwy. 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 CHURCII
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 ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA


CIIURCH 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 LIGIITIIOUSE
903 Summunit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ...............I.1:00 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 am.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD,
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service .... ............ 6:00 p.m.
.Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)....................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST'CHURCIT
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracioi.......... 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 Programmin3
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study .......9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................. 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
i(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
.................................. 6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
.................................. 7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST4lHURCH OF
TnIETNIe -RENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ............... :.10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday,Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
.BAPIST CHURCH
1347 Matitin Luther King Ave.
.773-6556
Sunday School'.................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Stpidy ........................ 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 SundayWoiship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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


IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos .............................. 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.
Wednesday Evening......-,......7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCi
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ...............1...1 :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
Morn. Worship ................(...(Ist & 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 ..............I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
IV & 3,' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....................... 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service...............10:00 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
. Sunday (Spanish) ................ 7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ...............11:00 a.m.
(Creole).......... .........1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE
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 .............1... 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946


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


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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456,
Sunday School .................... 0:00 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 ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

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

PRIMERA MISSION .
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.,.........11:00 a.m.
.............................................. 7 :00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones.......................... 10:00 a.m:
Doctrina.............................1... 1:30 a.m .

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ...........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .......... ................... 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club .......................... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ...........7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.

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320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union .....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m..


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Greetings from Fort Green.
It is very hot in this area of
Hardee County. I truly do not
know how the people who work
outside stand the heat. Years
ago it was not this hot when I
was young and worked in
tobacco in .the summers in
South Georgia. I don't think
"age alone" makes you feel the
heat, it is just hotter! Seems like
I have heard that too much rain
messed up the watermelons.
This is possibly why the water-
melon I ate at the 4-H Awards
Banquet was so good. I imme-
diately said "this tastes like a
Georgia watermelon!" Now,
that is the ultimate compliment
and is given to Scott Henderson
who grew the melons. They
were terrific.
Some of the Fort Green girls
did win some of the coveted
awards. Courtney Alexander,
Maykala Chancey, and Kaylee
Hogenauer each won a blue rib-
bon and a medal for their
sewing project. Most of the stu-
dents put their medals on a 4-H
patch and transfer to whatever
they are wearing when perform-
ing demonstrations at County
events, etc. Congratulations,
girls and keep up the good
work.
Holly Brown, a local Fort
Green girl made the honor roll
at Wauchula Elementary. That
is the way to go, Holly.
Taylor Carpenter celebrated
her first birthday recently.
Taylor is the daughter of
Nathan and Michele Hovind
Carpenter. Both sets of grand-
parents attended the party,
along with aunts and uncles.
Little Miss Taylor enjoyed her
Mickey Mouse cake made espe-
cially for her by her Mama and
Aunt Sharon Adams. Before
you know it, she will be cele-
brating her. 16th! Where does
the time fly?
Barbara Casey has been busy
making pickles. There is noth-
ing better than a fresh, small
"cuke" without wax, peeled,
sliced and eaten like that or
even made into a sandwich with
tomato slices. Put this on bread
with a little mayonnaise and
you have a feast. That is, if they
are farm fresh!
Mark and Amy Franks and
boys have moved to Knoll-
wood. They all are enjoying liv-
ing in the big city. The boys do
not have to get up quite as early.
Mom is a teacher at Hilltop
Elementary. When she moved
to town, her brother Ronnie
Abbott moved back to Fort
Green. The old saying "you can
leave the country but you can't
take it our of a person" is true.
Ronnie is enjoying the tranquil-
ity of living back in our won-
derful community. Happy to
have you, Ronnie, but sorry
Amy and family moved away.
We still see them at church and
they have three super boys,
Jake, Willie and David.
There is going to be a wed-
ding at Fort Green Baptist on
July 12. Jessica Bryant is get-
ting married. Normally the
church gives a bridal shower for
the bride to be, but in Jessica's
case, her sister Nicole Drake


will host her shower. Everyone
is invited to attend on June 10 at
6 p.m. The address is 1685 SR
62. I am sure they will have a
balloon or some type marker so
you will know in which drive-
way to turn. The house is a little
off the paved road.
Little Miss Kasie Powell will
celebrate her birthday with a
trip to Sea World. She is look-
ing forward to this trip and will
have a marvelous time.
Fort Green's own Pastor,
Brother Brian Laker delivered
the Senior Sermon Thursday
night. This is an honor for him
and we are proud he was select-
ed, as our church is small. His
family was there and did not
hear Kaitlyn's name called out
for winning an award from the
Fair Association.
The Girls-In-Action at Fort
Green are going to have a
"Cookie Corner." They are
making homemade cookies and
will sell them before Sunday
School and after church. They
made posters last Wednesday
night to advertise their new
adventure. The money earned
will be used for a summer trip.
Take money with you and enjoy
some good eating. I am sure
they will remove all calories!
Paul Clark is having some
serious health problems. Paul
plays the piano with Gulf State
Quartet. He is very humorous
and keeps people laughing at
concerts.He is having a biopsy
of a gland and would appreciate
our prayers. He says he is con-
tent with whatever happens. All
you prayer warriors get busy
praying for Paul.
Elizabeth Powell needs our
prayers. She is to have a PET
scan shortly and then will be
starting on chemotherapy. I
think the test is spelled as it is
pronounced, but anyway you
spell it, this is serious stuff.
Please remember Elizabeth.
She is a hard worker at church,
teaching the little ones and
keeping the nursery during
morning service.
Sherman received a letter
from Margaret Hodges Blanco.
The class of '57 is planning a
get-together in October. Mar-
garet was at the 4-H Banquet
with her dad, Dr. Hodges. One
of the 4-H Scholarships is
named the Ruth Hodges Mem-
orial 4-HI Scholarship. When
Mrs. Hodges passed away, they
requested donations to 4-H in
lieu of flowers. This is an honor
and much appreciated by 4-H. I
did not get to talk to Margaret
as,I was one of the fortunate
ones on the 4-H Foundation and
we were busy cleaning up the
kitchen! She looks good and
appears to be in perfect health.
Incidentally, I told you about
my beautiful kittens. There is
only one left and it would love
to have a new home. A solid
black kitten, now can you
resist?
As always, please pray for
one another. Please let me know
of any special items of interest
for your column. If you don't
have a church home, we invite
you to attend Fort Green
Baptist.


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NOTICE OF ACTION

BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Kimberly M. Tyson, C.N.A.
1200 Mockingbird Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
CASE NO.: 2007-01890
LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 107586

The Department of Health has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy of which may be
-obtained by contacting, Megan M. Blancho, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
32399-3265, (850) 245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you concerning the
above by July 3, 2008, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will be presented at an
ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in informal
proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should contact the
individual or. agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the address
given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4640,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service. 5:29, 6:5, 12, 19c


DEATH IN THE HOUSE
"How do you praise and worship God when death is in the
house?" Brian asked. This wasn't a hypothetical question. This was
reality in Brian's life.
After two miscarriages, his wife was pregnant again. At 18
weeks, tests at the doctor's office showed no heartbeat, no sign of
life: Brian said, "I don't care what the world says about what's in
the womb, it's a baby!"
Miscarriage equals death of a baby. Brian prayed fervently that
God would spare their child.
So, how do you praise and worship God when death is in the
house?
It's easy to think of praise as an exuberant style of Christian
music, and of worship as a one-hour, 15-minute Sunday pit stop
with God.
Here's the quick lesson:
The essence of worship is living a God-honoring lifestyle. And
praise? The Bible says, "Let us continually offer the sacrifice of
praise to God, which is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to God."
Then praise is speaking out thanks to God in all situations.
Does this mean Brian should thank God for the heart-wrenching


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V

AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Regulation
Draft/Proposed Air Permit No. 0490340-009-AV
Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., Midulla Generating Station
Hardee County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. The applicant's authorized representa-
tive and mailing address is: Michael Opalinski, V.R of Technical Services, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., Midulla
Generating Station, RO. Box 272000, Tampa, Florida 33688-2000.
Facility Location: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., operates the existing Midulla Generating Station, which is locat-
ed in Hardee County at 6695 County Road 663, Bowling Green, Florida.
Project: The applicant has submitted a complete and certified Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Part Form and has
requested its incorporation into the existing Title V air operation permit.
The facility is an existing power plant consisting of two combined cycle combustion turbines, ten simple cycle combus-
tion turbines and miscellaneous unregulated and insignificant activities.
Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accordance with the provi-
sions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-213 and 62-296.470 of the Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air oper-
ation permit is required to operate the facility. The Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for
making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive,
Suite #4, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority's mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authority's telephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The
complete project file includes the Draft/Proposed Permit, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information
submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view
the Draft/Proposed Permit by visiting the following website: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/eproducts/apds/default.asp
and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project review
engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air permit to the appli-
cant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of the facility will
not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204,
62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with
the conditions of the proposed Draft/Proposed Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a differ-
ent decision or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the Draft/Proposed Title V air operation
Permit for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments and all e-mail
comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the.
Permitting Authority at the above address or email. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that
the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is
sufficient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location on the official web site for
notices at Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW) at http://faw.dos.state.fl.us/ and in a newspaper of general circulation in
the area affected by the permitting action. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above
address or phone number. If written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change
to the Draft/Proposed Permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a Revised Permit and require, if applicable, another
Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an
administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information
set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must
be filed within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a
petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determi-
nation (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party
to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party)-will be only at the approval of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, FA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action is based must contain the following
information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if
knpwn; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A state-
ment of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's pro-
posed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes;
and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency
to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the
Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, FA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to
Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting
Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the Draft/Proposed Title V air operation permit as a Proposed Title V air opera-
tion permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment
period. Although EPA's 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the dead-
line for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA's 45-day review peri-
od is performed after the public comment period has ended. The Final Title V air operation permit will be issued after
the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that results in a different
decision or significant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA's 45-day review of this project and the
deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address:
http://www.epa.gov/reaion4/air/permits/Florida.htm.
Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the
Administrator of the EPA within sixty (60) days of the expiration of the Administrator's 45 (forty-five) day review period as
established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition
shall be based only on objections to the Permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the thirty (30) day
public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA
that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection
arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of
any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the Administrator of
EPA must meet the requirements of 42 ,U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the Administrator of the EPA
at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections,
visit EPA's Region 4 web site at http://www.epa.aov/reaion4/air/Dermits/Florida.htm 6:5c


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


doctor's report? No, but he did choose to thank God that He would
be with his family no matter what happened. And he chose to thank
God for His tangible blessings: salvation, a good church, answered
prayers and His faithfulness.
How do you praise and worship God when death is in the
house? A decision must be made: I will thank God. I will live a
God-honoring life.
Brian decided to have good fruit on his lips. He even praised
God when a few days later he felt compelled to seek additional
medical advice.
This time, they found the baby's heartbeat, and within a cou-
ple of days the pregnancy returned to normal.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.

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U-Pick Vegetables -A Hardee County Tradition


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Robertson Farms has operat-
ed a U-pick vegetable field for
over 30 years.
The current field is on 40
acres on Ordie road off
Sweetwater Road in southeast-
ern Hlardee County.
"My mother Eva Robertson
worked there until the age of
87. She passed away about six
years ago at age 89," said
Wilbur Robertson.
Today his wife Susan runs the
operation with help from
daughter-in-law Shannyn
Robertson. "Melissa and Corey
Crider help, as well as the
grandkids. It is a total family
operation."
The field opened for pickers
on the second week of May and
vill be available until the mid-
dle of June. The field is in a dif-
ferent place every year due to
weeds and disease. You can go
back after seven years or more.
We look for good bahai grass
land," said Robertson, who
farms the land with his son
Kord.
In the field this year are four -
types of peas, corn, okra,
squash, pole beans, watermel-
ons and cantaloupes. The field
is closed on Wednesday and
Sunday.
"So many older people
depend on this. They come
from West Palm Beach, Fort
Myers. Tampa, St. Pete,
Leesburg, Avon Park, Sebring,
as well as Hardee County.
About 99 percent is put up for
home use.
"People seem to appreciate


coming here and bringing their
kids for a firsthand look at agri-
culture and making a crop.
"We have customers who
dealt with my mother. This way
of life is slowly disappearing in
Florida. I like to see the kids get
their food straight from mother
earth."
Robertson said there are
many restrictions on using
harsh pesticides since the field
is a U-pick. "We use organic
pesticides."
Robertson said the silver king
corn has some worms. "Just cut
out the worm damage, and the
rest of the corn is good."
Robertson, 75, remembers his
house burned down about 27
years ago and the community
helped him to rebuild. He said
he has been financially broke or
nearly so several times over the
years but has rebounded.
He said Wauchula banker Bill
Crews has loaned him money
several times, saying, "If you
are crazy enough buy it (equip-
ment, supplies, etc.), I am crazy
enough to loan you the money."
The U-pick field has portable
toilets and water barrels and
soap for customers.
For the past four years
Robertson Farms has hosted
"Music at the Melon Barn" the
last Friday in April to help pay
back the community with
music, food, patriotism and fel-
lowship. This year about 500
.people attended.
Robertson is concerned about
rising prices for fuel, fertilizer
and chemicals and wonders if
farmers can continue to feed the
world if prices continue to rise.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Kathryn Durrance, Brooke Moon, 3, and Louise Polk of
Lake Placid bought big boy blackeye peas.


These are rows of peas.


Taylor Jones and daughter Abbey, 7 months, of Lake
Placid pose with blackeye peas.


Some cantaloupes are at U-pick field.


Pickers Juan Hernandez and James Hall work in the U-
pick field.


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This gal is shy but likes attention. She is a brown cur dog.
She has been spayed and has a valid rabies vaccination,
so her adoption fee is only $10. She loves other animals.
She is still young and needs a home where someone can
take up quality time with her.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Juanita Love Davis, 78, of Avon Park has been picking
peas at Robertsons' U-pick fields for over 20 years.





















Fred Harris and James Reaves of Arcadia are picking
peas.


These customers are picking okra.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
High temperatures for the week ending June 1 were in the
upper 80s to upper 90s, with Umatilla reaching over 100 degrees
last week. Throughout the State, lows ranged from the mid 50s to
70s. Major cities averaged highs in the 80s and low 90s; lows were
in the 60s and 70s. Most counties reported less than 1 inch of rain,
with a majority reporting little to no rainfall. However, centrally
located Hillsborough, Hernando, and St. Johns counties reported
0.45, 0.62, and 0.66 inches, respectively. Broward and Collier
counties in the southern Peninsula reported 1.02 and 2.68 inches,
respectively.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut planting was 90 percent completed, compared to 64
percent last year. In Santa Rosa County, wheat harvesting contin-
ued with yields reported down from last year. Wind damage affect-
ed about 5 percent of Santa Rosa's wheat acreage. Wheat and oat
harvest was underway in Jackson County with good yields. Indian
River County welcomed rain almost every day. Most other coun-
ties reported drought conditions. Dry soil delayed some planting in
Washington and Jackson counties. Hay was made where possible,
but dry conditions continued to leave hay in short supply in Desoto
and Pasco counties. Soil moisture levels were reported very short
in the Big Bend and central Peninsula. The Panhandle and southern
Peninsula reported short soil moisture.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture This tLast Last This Last Last
Rating weweekeek year week week Year
Percent
Very short 43 27 63 37 11 62
Short 39 53 20 38 61 29
Adequate 18 20 17 25 28 9
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0


VEGET
Vegetable harvest was almo
Tomato harvesting was expected t
with the crop reported as excelle
harvesting in full swing, howev
stress from drought.






















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ABLES
ost finished in Hendry County.
to begin soon in Gadsden County
-nt. Washington County reported
ver; non-irrigated crops showed


June 5, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C



Dixie Youth Finish Up.


i-N By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It came down to the final
games this week.
The 2008 Dixie Youth base-
ball season finished up this
week with a pair of games
SMonday and another pair on
Tuesday.
At the end of last week, the
Florida Fuel Mets had an insur-
mountable 12-3 lead. The near-
est teams were the All Creatures
Animal Hospital Yankees at 10-
4 and the Joe L. Davis Braves at
10-4-1. Each had only one
game left on the schedule.
Behind the leading trio are
the Hardee Signs + Tees Rays,
/ At, Vision Ace Hardware Reds,
SChapman Fruit Co. Red Sox
,. and Countryside Growers
Tigers.
The Mets started and ended
last week with a pair of
shutouts. On Monday, the Mets
stopped the Rays 10-0.
Leadoff batter Garrett Al-
britton hit a trio of triples and
scored three times to lead the
ur stand behind corn and Mets. Wyatt Maddox homered
and Dalton Reas tripled. Cody
Spencer, Kris Johnson, Dustin
Goodwyn, Wyatt Montgomery,
Blake Crawley and Maddox
each added a run. Others con-
tributing were Mikey Heine,
Dalton Tubbs and Dalton
Bryant.
A German Figueroa double
and solid hits by Devin Pearson
and Julian Galvez went for
naught for the Rays as they
were all stranded, Figueroa and
Galvez twice apiece. Others
chipping in were Marco De-
leon, Alex Clarke, Tanor Dur-
den, Hunter Bryant, Kevin
Kunkel, Jordan Rogers, Tristan
Montgomery, Sam Erekson and
Mason Waters.
Meanwhile, in Field 2's Mon-
day game, the Yankees nipped
the Tigers 5-3.
S Armando Alamia homered




LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
The State's pasture condition decreased due to drought. In the
Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was very poor to
good, with most in poor condition. Pasture was grazed off short due
to dry conditions. Hay supplementation to pastures was necessary.
The cattle condition was poor to fair. In the central areas, pasture
condition was very poor to good, with most of the pasture in very
poor to poor condition. Drought was a big factor in the decline of
the pasture grass this past week. Some cattlemen were completely
out of hay. The cattle condition was very poor to good. In the south-
western areas, pasture was very poor to good, with most in poor to
fair condition. Statewide, cattle condition was mostly fair.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week. week week week
Percent
Very poor 15 5 20 5
Poor 20 10 30 30
Fair 40 60 35 50
Good 24 25 15 15
Excellent 1 0 0 0
CITRUS
Citrus producing areas returned to the hot and dry weather pat-
tern, except for the lower interior area. Temperatures ranged from
the low 60s to the mid to upper 90s in all citrus areas. Rainfall was
sparse, except in the lower interior area, where the Immokalee sta-
tion reported over two and a half inches of rain. Thunderstorms
were reported in many areas as afternoon temperatures reached the
upper 90s, but rainfall was limited. With the extensive use of irri-
gation, most trees looked good with heavy foliage and healthy new
fruit. Hedging and topping continued into the latter part of the cit-
rus season. Other production activities included irrigating, spray-
ing, mowing, and brush removal. Growers were combating green-
ing by removing trees and attempting to control the psyllids with
pesticides. Valencia harvest dropped below the six million box
weekly amount as hot temperatures slowed harvest. Availability of
fruit remaining to be harvested decreased as some fruit softness
resulted from the dry and hot weather. Some processing plants
were planning to run Valencia oranges into the second week of
July. Grapefruit utilization declined rapidly with small amounts
continuing to be processed. Honey tangerine harvest neared com-
pletion with packing houses closing for the season.


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for the Yankees. Also scoring a
run each were Austin Altman,
Austin Judah, Wilson Bembry
and Jordon Jones. Others play-
ing were Omar Alamia, Marco
Briones, Jose Gonzales, Frank
Farias, Aaron Briones and
Mason Gough.
David padillo circled the
bases twice and Cody McVay
added a solo score for the
Tigers. Also playing were
Conner Crawford, Adam Salas,
Glen Ellis, Jackson Starratt,
Ruben Olmos, Russell Weems,
Kyler Caskey and Josef Crosby.
Tuesday night's games were
reversed. On Field 1, the Braves
and Rays knotted at 11-11 when
time was called.
For the Braves, it was
Kramer Royal and Seth McGee
both banging a pair of doubles.
Tyler Helms and Ryan Ramirez
each also doubled. Luke Palmer
came around to cross home
plate three times, Royal twice
and Jacob Bolin, Helms,
McGee and Ramirez once each.
Patrick Carlton, Joel Urdiera,
Dylan Salas and Chris Lee also
played.
For the Rays, Figueroa home-
red and Clarke doubled. Clarke
came home three times, Deleon,
Figueroa and Durden twice
each and Erekson and Galvez
once apiece.
On Field 2 on Tuesday, the
Reds shut out the Red Sox 10-0
behind the one-hit pitching of
Tyler Hewett.
For the Reds, Hewett, tripled
and doubled and Dylan Nor-
wood doubled. Zach Carranco
and Hewett crossed home plate
twice. Making one trip around
the bases were Reed Woods,
Bradley Brewer, Sid Crews,
Keith Powell, Zack Crews and
Norwood. Others contributing
were William McClelland,
Brandon Hill, Lane Ball, Quin-
ton Sanchez and Austin Stoner.
Several Red Sox were strand-


ed short of coming around to
score, including Tomas Gomez
and Chris Hull. Others batting
were Marcus Battles, Cole
Choate, Cody Dyal, Zack Batt-
les, Luke Winter, Blaine Harsh-
burger, Ezekiel Servin, Ty
Trammell and Steven Rod-
riguez.
The Thursday games fol-
lowed the same pattern. On
Field 1, it was an 18-0 shutout
for the Braves over the Red
Sox.
Palmer, who pitched the
shutout, homered twice and
McGee and Urderia each dou-
bled for the Braves. Royal and
Palmer crossed home plate four
times each. Bolin added twin
tallies and McGee, Ramirez,
Roby Paris, Carlton, Urderia
and Salas added a run each.
Winter, Gomez, Dyal and
Hull had solid hits for the Red
Sox but stopped short of home
plate.
On Field 2, the Yanks swept
past the Reds 11-1.
Gough homered and tripled
to pace the Yankees. He put
three scores on the board.
Armando Alamia and Bemby
added two runs each and Judah,
Farias and Gonzales one each.
Hewett scored the lone run
for the Reds. Brewer, Stoner
and Carranco were stranded.
In the only game on Friday,
the Mets powered past the
Tigers 27-0.
Johnson homered and dou-
bled twice, Albritton also
homered, Maddox tripled, Reas
doubled twice and Bragg also
doubled for the Mets. Johnson,
Reas, Maddox and Albritton
came around to score four times
each. Goodwyn added three
runs, Spencer two and Bragg,
Tubbs, Crawley, Montgomery,
Heine and Bryant one each.
Crawford, Starratt, Cesar
Fimbres and Olmos were left on
base for the Tigers.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
James Mark Smith, 37,
Wauchula, and Dawn Lynn
Carter, 33, Wauchula.
Jessie Garza, 71, Zolfo
Springs, and Irene Cruz, 44,
Zolfo Springs.
Miguel Tinoco, 27, Fort
Meade, and Savannah Leigh
Lugo, 19, Fort Meade.
Robin Gerald Rodgers, 64,
Wauchula, and Wanda Jean
Edwards, 62, Wauchula.
Justin Cole Lavoy Griffin,
25, Wauchula, and Tiffany
Niann Nanney, 28, Wauchula.
Ivan Becerera, 20, Zolfo
Springs, and Crystal Lee
Cisneros, 18, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Larry Criswell, petition to
vacate dismissal denied.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Amy Forbes, dismissal set
aside.
Capital One Bank vs.
Margrene M. Lampley, dis-
missal set aside.
CACH LLC vs. Robert
Deuberry, stipulated agreement
approved, case dismissed.
Harold E. Childress d/b/a
Childress Electric Inc. vs. Don
Chancey of Chancey &
Associates Design Group Inc.,
default judgment.
Beneficial Florida Inc. vs.
Mary Herrera, judgment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Alejandro Alarcon, misuse of
the wireless 911 system, 12
months probation, $315 fine
and court costs, $500 investiga-
tive costs, 100 hours communi-
ty service.
David Arthur Blackney, giv-
ing a false name to a law
enforcement officer, time
served, $315 fine and court
costs.
Felipe Cleto, giving false
name to a law enforcement offi-
cer, time served, fines in traffic
sentence.
Kierre Jarod Cook, battery
amended to disorderly con-
dition, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $50
investigative costs.
Adan Cruz Sr., two counts
Violation of domestic violence
injustice, probation 12 months,
no weapons or firearms, 26-
week batters intervention class,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Scott Colin Fields, domestic
battery, nine months in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$640.50 fines and court costs.
$40 public defender fee.
Ventura Gorostieta, resisting
arrest without violence, 60 days
CTS and concurrent with traffic
sentence, fines in traffic case.
Edgar Valera Hernandez,
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, giving a false name to a
law enforcement officer and
violation of probation (original
charge domestic battery), pro-
bation revoked, 120 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs added
to outstanding fines and fees
and placed on lien; domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Jaudo Garcia Hernandez,
domestic battery and battery,
time served, probation 12
months, no violent contact with
victims, 26-week batters inter-
vention class, $670 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, $50 investigative costs.
Jose Navarro, domestic bat-
tery, 12 months probation, no
violent contact with victim, 26-
week batters intervention class,
$670 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.


Richardo Perez, trespassing,
27 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs.
Robert L. Wade, domestic
battery, 12 months probation,
12-week anger management
class, no violent contact with
victim, $667 fine and court
costs.
Richard Lee Hines, domestic
battery, battery, contributing to
the delinquency of a minor and
violation of probation (original
charge criminal mischief), time
served, 12 months probation, no
alcohol or bars, 26-week batters
intervention class, no weapons
or firearms, 40 hours communi-
ty service.
Sophie Chimene Ivery, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, nine
months drug offender proba-
tion, evaluation and treatment,
warrantless search and seizure,
no drugs or alcohol, random
screens, no bars, $315 fine and
court costs, $90 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs;
possession of marijuana, not
prosecuted.
Vidal Perez, criminal mis-
chief and affray, probation six
months, no contact with victim,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Sucora Renard, battery -
amended to disorderly conduct,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, 12-week anger
management class, no contact
with victim, $315 fine and court
costs, $90 public defender fee.
Jimmy Shoffner, battery, not
prosecuted.
Joseph Walker, 12 months
drug offender probation, license
suspended two years, warrant-
less search and seizure, evalua-
tion and treatment, random
screens, no drugs or alcohol,
$315 fine and court costs.
William Clayton Arnold, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge petit theft), probation
revoked, 30 days CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Christobal Lopez, disorderly
intoxication, and loitering and
prowling, seven days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Henry Marshall Jr., violation
of probation (original charge
disorderly intoxication), proba-
tion revoked, 60 days CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Steven Lee Medrano, posses-
sion of alcohol under 21, adju-
dication withheld, probation six
months, fines assessed in traffic
sentence.
Roger Vickery, two counts
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, estreated bonds.
Jorge Fredy Castrejo-Nerazo,
possession of alcohol under 21,
not prosecuted.
Robert Trevino, unlawful use
of a police scanner and viola-
tion of probation (original
charge giving false ID to a law
enforcement officer), probation
revoked, 60 days CTS, $315
fine and court costs added to
outstanding fines and fees.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Troy Coleman Dickey, reck-
less driving, probation 12
months, $330 fine and court
costs, $90 public defender fees.
Jose Francisco Espinosa, dri-
ving while license suspended
(DWLS), using a license from
another state and violation of
nonresident requirements for a
license, $330 fine and court
costs.
Robert L. Wade, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts DWLS), probation
revoked, 21 days CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed


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courthou.se Re'portj


on lien.
Ventura Gorostieta, leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage and no valid
license, 60 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs.
Robert James Johnston,
DWLS produced valid
license, adjudication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Tony Lopez, DWLS and two
other traffic charges, 12 months
probation, $330 fine and court
costs.
*Steven Lee Medrano, DUI,
12 months probation, license
suspended six months, tag
impound 10 days, no alcohol or
bars, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, $903 fine and
court costs, 50 hours communi-
ty service.
Leonard Essel Sorrels,
DWLS, probation one year,
$330 fine and court costs.
Lisa Gail Thompson, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Jason Lee Baldree, DWLS,
probation 12 months, $330 fine
and court costs.
Marvin Ventura Munoz Men-
dez, allowing an unauthorized
person to drive, $330 fine and
court costs.
Jorge Fredy Castrejo-Nerazo,
DUI reduced to willful and
wanton reckless driving, adju-
dication withheld, probation 12
months, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, $640.50 fine and
court costs, 50 hours communi-
ty service.'
Moises Tellez, violation of
probation (original charge
DWLS), probation revoked, 60
days, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Carlos Catalan Martinez,
violation of probation (original
charges DUI and nq valid
license), probation revoked, 30
days CTS, release to INS.
Felipe Cleto, DUI, DUI with
property damage, leaving the
scene of a crash with property
damage and no valid license, 30
days CTS, 12 months proba-
tion, $1,828 fines and court
costs.
Gary Reed, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $330 fine and
court costs.
Ronald Romeo, DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs.
Joel Perez, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
Armando Sanchez Jr. vs.
Jesse Valdiviez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Stephanie Nicole Adams
and the state Department of
Revenue (DOR) vs. Travis
Edward Adams, petition for
child support.
Suzanne A. Hernandez vs.
Armando Sanchez Jr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Suzanne A. Hernandez vs.
Linda Davila, petition for.
injunction for protection.
Franky R. Jones vs. William
T. Costolo, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Angela and Irdia Ray DeSai,
petition to foreclose mortgage.
Jesse Joe Valdiviez vs.


Armando Sanchez Jr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Branch Bank & Trust Co. vs.
Caridad DeLaPlata and Eduar-
do DeLaPlata, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Wendy Jane Guzman and
Rene Guzman, divorce.
George L. Rodriguez vs.
Manuel Tinoco Alvarez, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Amanda Kathryn Sanchez
and James Latimer Sanchez,
divorce.
Linda Ratliff vs. Clyde
Ratliff III, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Charles Anthony Hubbard
vs. Jimmy Lewis Moss, petition
for injunction for protection.
Diane Pitts vs. Kevin
Bortner, petition for injunction
for protection.
Marivel T. Garza and DOR
vs. Frank Farias III, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Guadalupe Guerrero vs.
Maria Guerrero, petition for
injunction for protection.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA
vs. David C. and Daniell S.
Newcomb, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
Countrywide Home Loans
Inc. vs. Jesus P. Rojas, petition
to foreclose mortgage.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Beneficial Florida Inc. vs.
Olivia D. Coronado and Ed-
ward V. Coronado, judgment.
Larry Short vs. Walter.
McNeil, state Department of
Corrections and the Florida
Parole Commission, petition for
inmate review denied.
Dorothy Dozier Moss vs.
Jimmy Moss, injunction for
protection.
Juana C. Flores vs. Victor
Floreso-Avalos, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.
Kristen Rene Welch vs.
Jessie Aguilar Jr., amended
injunction for protection.
Batesville Casket vs. Robarts
Family Funeral Homes Inc.,
dismissed.
Kathleen Patricia Ruschi-
wal and Joseph Rudolph Rusc-:
hiwal, contempt order.
Rebecca J. Sanchez and
DOR vs. Lauro Cisneros, child
support suspended, payee
changed.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Stephen Driskell,
default judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.
Brandy Outley vs. Aaron
Daniels, amended injunction
for protection.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-.
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
' the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to


the judge.
James Bell Jr., possession of
cocaine, giving false informa-
tion to a law information offi-
cer, felony driving while license
suspended and possession of
drug paraphernalia, two years
community control-house
arrest, license suspended two
years, drug offender conditions,
no contact with people who use
illegal drugs, random drug
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, ho drugs or alcohol,
$495 fine and court costs, $140
public defender fees.
William Cone, possession of
ammo by a convicted felon and'
felony driving while license
suspended, 30 months proba-
tion, no firearms or ammuni-
tion, warrantless search and
seizure, $495 fine and court
costs, $1,000 investigative
costs; violation of open contain-
er ordinance, not prosecuted.
David Lamar Fennell, sale of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, 18
months drug offender proba-
tion, curfew, evaluation and
treatment, no drugs or alcohol,
random drug screens, no con-
tact with people who do illegal
drugs, warrantless search and
seizure, $495 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
William Clayton Arnold, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges burglary of a con-
veyance and grand theft), pro-
bation revoked, 364 days CTS,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Santos Alamia Jr., sale of
methamphetamine, possession
of drug paraphernalia with
intent to manufacture or deliver
and violation of probation
(original charges, burglary of
structure and three counts grand
theft), probation revoked, two
years Florida State Prison CTS,
license suspended two years,
$495 fine and court costs and
$140 public defender fees
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien, restitu-
tion to be set.
Boldomero Ancelmo, felony
criminal mischief, not prosecut-
ed.
Edward Rashard Blount,
felony driving while license
suspended and violation of pro-
bation (original charge lewd
battery), probation revoked, 90
days CTS followed by new pro-
bation with same conditions,
$495 fine and court costs and
$140 public defender fees
added to outstanding fines and
fees.
Robert Bruce Carmichael,
possession of methampheta-'
mine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a business, place
of worship or school, and sale
of methamphetamine within
1,000 feet of a convenience
store, three years Florida State
Prison, $990 fines and court
costs and $140 public defender
fees placed on lien; two counts
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Corey Deshawn Fowler,
interfering with custody and
domestic battery, transferred to
county misdemeanor court.
Leonard Charles Hudson,
possession of cocaine with


Summer Food Service Program

Hardee District Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during
the months of June, July, and August.

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex,
disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and
lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are eligible
for meals at no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal
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immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.

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Zolfo Springs Elementary 3215 Schoolhouse Rd. Zolfo Springs
June 11 Aug. 6 Breakfast 7:30-8:30 Lunch 11:30-12:30
Bowling Green Elementary 4530 S Church St Bowing Green
June 16-July 10 Breakfast 7:00-8:00 Lunch 11:30-12:30
Hardee Junior High/Hilltop Elementary 2401 US HWY 17 N. Wauchula
June 11 -Aug. 6 Breakfast 7:30-8:30 Lunch 11:45-12:45
Hardee Senior High 830 Altman Rd. Wauchula
June 16-July 10 Lunch 11:30-12:30

All children enrolled in the following day cares are eligible to receive free lunch at
the day care facility:
New Vision Learning Center 2920 Schoolhouse Rd. Zolfo Springs
Pee Wee Academy 815 E Main St. Wauchula
YMCA 610 W Orange St Wauchula
Progressive Early Childhood Development Center 149 Manley Rd. Wauchula,
New Hope Child Development Center 1999 SR 64 E. Wauchula

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intent to sell or deliver within
1,000 feet of a church, resisting
arrest without violence.and gios-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, two
years community control -
house arrest, warrantless search
and seizure, no drugs or alco-
hol, random screens, evaluation
and treatment, license suspend-
ed two years, 50 hours commu-
nity service.
Julian Montoyo, unautho-
rized use of a credit card. and
possession of ammo by a con-
victed felon, two years commu-
nity control followed by one
year probation, license sus-
pended two years, no contact
with victims, no drugs or afco-
hol, no contact with people who
do illegal drugs, random drug
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, $495 fine and court
costs, $140 public defender
fees, restitution to be set; two
counts grand theft, driving
while license suspended, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and possession of marijuana,
one year misdemeanor proba-
tion concurrent with felony pro-
bation; forgery-altering a pub-
lic record certificate, not prose-
cuted.
Lorie Ann Shiver, two counts
possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a valid prescrip-
tion and two traffic charges,
estreated bonds.
Kendrick Reasean Thomas,
possession of marijuana, pos-
session of 4MDMA known as
ecstasy with intent to sell or
deliver and tampering with or
fabricating physical evidence,
. 12.7 months Florida State
Prison CTS, license suspended
two years, $495 fine and court
costs and $190 public defender
fees placed on lien; possession
of drug paraphernalia, one year
.in jail, concurrent; felony dri-
ving while license suspended
and two counts possession of
4MDMA known as ecstasy with
intent to sell or deliver, not
prosecuted.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Gary W. and
Sherri L. Davis as trustees,
$67,405.
David Galvan, and Pedro F.
and Delfina Galvan to Angel
Cleto-Alvarez, $60,000.
Mark and Nancy Lambert to
Elihoreph LTD, $815,000.
John B. and Donna J. Klein
to Elihoreph LTD, $286,650.
Edward S. -Jr. and 'Connie
Joan Schontag to Gary D. and
Sophia M. Smith, $75,000.
Chiquita Lane Robinson to
Faustino Rodriguez, $473;500.
Adam and Steluta Sokardo to
Thomas M. Roberts and
Patricia A. Penn-Roberts,
$61,700.
Bountiful -Lands Inc. to Ying
Xionga, $15,990.
Bountiful Lands Inc. to
David Ybarra, $10,900:.
R.A. Cracker Partnership
LTD and Bess A. Stallings tc
M&N Traders LLC, $236,240.
Noveta D. Beeson as trustee
to R.A.Cracker Partnership
LTD and Bess A. Stallings,
$204,560.












During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
May 31, Lourdes A. Rodriguez, 47, of 1417 Palm Blvd.,
Sebring, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K. Cloud
and charged with resisting an officer without violence and allow-
ing an unauthorized person to dr&"
May 31, Rafael Duarte Canto, 28, of 6 Pine Cone Trailer Pike,
Wauchula, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged with
resisting an officer without violence and no valid license.
May 31, Ricardo Flore, 24, of Pine Cone Trailer Park Road,
was arrested b) Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with battery.
May 31, residential burglaries on Golden Oaks Road and
Ratliff Road, fights on West Main Street and Carlton Street, crimi-
nal mischief on Rodeo Drive, a robbery-holdup on Hancock Road
and on SR 66, and thefts in two locations on U.S\ 17 North were
reported.

May 30, Nichclas Perez, 30, of 832 SR 64, Zolf\ Springs, was
arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of contempt of court.
May 30, a fight on Gobble South Barlow Road were reported. -1.

May 29, Guillermo Guillen, 29, of Citrus Valley Mobile
Home Park Road, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and
charged with trespassing on an occupied structure or conveyance.
May 29, Michael R. Barker, 19, of 253 Georgetown Loop,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
May 29, Deborah Rimes Munoz, 52, of 3007 Hightower Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of fraud
- making a false statement of ownership.
May 29, Andrew Michael Rupert, 20, of 1120 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with grand
larceny and passing a forged or altered instrument. Rupert was
detained on a violation of probation charge.
May 29, a residential burglary on Makowski Road, criminal
mischief on Friendship Lane and on Will Duke Road, and thefts in
two locations on U.S. 17 North, U.S. 17 South, Greenleaf Road and
Altman Road were reported.

May 28, Arden F. Lancaster, 76, of 1008 Michigan St., SE,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
May 28, a vehicle stolen on Bill Woods Road, a fight on Will
Duke Road, criminal mischief on South Road and a theft on
Sweetwater Road were reported.

May 27, Jose Angel Equite-Cruz, 37, of 213 Morales Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
May 27, Asael Trujio, no age given, General Delivery, Im-
mokalee, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
May 27, a residential burglary on East Broward Street was
reported.
May 26, Roberto Trejo, 23, of 12 Pine Cone Trailer Park
Road, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on two counts of failure to
appear in court.
May 26, a vehicle stolen on Chamberlain Boulevard, criminal
mischief on Lake Branch Road and on Gough Road, and thefts in
two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
May 31, Jamaine Dehnthony Brown, 25, of 1216 David Court,


_-, Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


THE OLD MAN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
I have always had a healthy respect for older people, even
those the world might not look upon as amounting to much.
To my way of thinking, each individual deserves to be treated
with dignity simply because he is human; merely that he has sur-
vived renders him worthy of respect.
When I was 16 or 17,1 was driving home one Sunday morn-
ing and saw an old man walking in the grass alongside U.S. 17
between Wauchula and Zolfo Springs. He was dressed in rags, his
head bowed; behind him he pulled a little red wagon filled with pop
bottles, cans and a few rags like the ones he wore.
I parked in the back yard of the sprawling Ballard mansion and
walked toward the house, savoring the smell of chicken frying that
drifted across the lawn on the wind.
Dinner was on the table. I sat down. Grace was said, but sud-
denly I was not hungry. I wondered what the old man would eat for
Sunday dinner. I could not quit thinking about him. I told my fam-
ily about him.
"Don't waste your pity on that one," declared the lord of the
manor, scooping a pile of mashed potatoes onto his plate. "He's a
bum. Ask him how he got in the condition he's in. He's got no one
to blame but himself."
I thought about that, but it did not compute. All I saw was a
lonely old man on the side of the road on Sunday morning. How he
got that way, whatever the circumstances and choices he'd made
that put him there, were not part of the picture that I saw.
The lady of the house looked down at her plate, at the green
beans she snapped yesterday. She shook her head. Her face was
sad. I knew she felt the same empathy for the old man that I did.
My little sister drank from her glass of iced tea and carefully
set the glass down on the table. She picked up a chicken leg.
"I hope that old man has some chicken to eat," she said.
"Pass the biscuits."
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
mail.com or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.comn

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Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged
with hit-and-run failure to remain at the scene of a crash and hit-
and-run leaving the scene of a crash involving damages, reck-
less driving causing an accident and driving while license sus-
pended.
May 31, a fight on West Main Street was reported.

May 30, Flaviano Santiago Guiterrez, 33, of 609 N. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged
with DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
May 30, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

May 29, thefts on South Florida Avenue and on U.S. 17 South
were reported. .,

May 28, Sergio Arturo Navarro, 30, of 600 E. Canfield St.,
Avon Park,,was arrested by Cpl. Ricky Wyatt on a charge of DUI.

May 27, Rodney Cleveland Johnson, 38, of 405 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley on a charge of
failure to appear in court. .
'<
May 26, Ricardo Sanchez, 34, of 2932 Redbird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with
DUI and two other traffic offenses.
May 26, Valdemar Ramon Perez, 28, of 520 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with bat-
tery.
May 26, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and.a theft on
Illinois Avenue were reported.


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BOWLING GftiEN
May 28, Adam Jimenez, 26, of 5209 Cliett Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Schdel and charged with battery.
May 28, Ramon Romero, 40, of 516 Palmetto St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett.Dowden and charged with sell-
ing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church, school or convenience
store, possession of cocaine, possdision of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. At *the jail, Dep. Joe Marble also
charged him with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church,
school or convenience store and possession of cocaine with intent
to sell or manufacture.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
May 27, A robbery-holdup on U.S. 17 South was reported.


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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V
AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Regulation
Draft/Proposed Air Permit No. 0490043-008-AV
Vandolah Power Company LLC, Vandolah Power Project
Hardee County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is Vandolah Power Company LLC. The applicant'S AuthoriZed representative
and mailing address is: Doug Jensen, Plant Manager, Vandolah Power Company LLC, Vandoldh Power Project, 2394
Vandolah Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Facility Location: Vandolah Power Company LLC, operates the existing Vandolah Power Project, which is located in
Hardee County at 2394 Vandolah Road in Wauchula, Florida.
Project: The applicant has submitted a complete and certified Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). Part Form and has
requested its incorporation into the existing Title V air operation permit.
This facility consists of four, dual-fuel, nominal 170 megawatt (MW) General Electric model Pdi241FA combustion tur-
bine-electrical generators with evaporative inlet coolers. The combustion turbine units can operate in simple cycle mode
and intermittent duty mode. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are controlled by dry low-NOx (DLN-2.6) combustors when
firing natural gas and wet injection when firing distillate oil.
Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accirdance with the provi-
sions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-213 and 62-296.470 of the Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air oper-
ation permit is required to operate the facility. The Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for
making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive,
Suite #4, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority's mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505,.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authority's telephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the.Permitting Authority.
The complete project file includes the Draft/Proposed Permit, the Statement of Basis, the appliCation, and the informa-
tion submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403:111, F.8..Intirested persons may
view the Draft/Proposed Permit by visiting the following website: http://www.adp.atate.fl.us/air/epro-
ducts/apds/default.asp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested personS may contact the Permitting
Authority's project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air permit to the appli-
cant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance thht operation of proposed
equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of
Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-214, 62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a
Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft/Proposed Permit unless a timely petition for an
administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public.comment received in accor-
dance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the Draft/Proposed Title V air operation
Permit for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be
received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at
the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a
public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is sufficient interest for a public
meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location on the official web site for noitcei at Florida Administrative
Weekly (FAW) at http://faw.dos.state.fl.usf and in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the permit-
ting action. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. If written
comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the Draft/Proposed Permit, the
Permitting Authority shall issue a Revised Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will
be made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting de-ision-may petition for an
administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition riust contain the information
set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MaiLStation #35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Actiiio 120.60(3), F.S. must
be filed within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a
petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determi-
nation (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding.anparticipate as a party
to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at thOe-approval of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action iS based must contain the following
information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if
known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A state-
ment of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A conClse,statirhent ofthe ultimate facts
alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification 6f.the agency's proposed
action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require tevergal.or modification of the
agency's proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take
with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the
Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, th6 filing of a petition means
that the Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this'Public Notice of Intent to
Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting
Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the Draft/Proposed Title V air operation permit d.s Pr0ose6d Title V air opera-
tion permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment
period. Although EPA's 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the dead-
line for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined As if EPA's 45-day review peri-
od is performed after the public comment period has ended. The Final Title V air operation permit will be issued after
the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that results in a different
decision or significant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA's 45--day rviW 6f this project and the
deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www.epa.aov/re-
gion4/air/permits/Florida.htm. ,.
Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the
Administrator of the EPA within sixty (60) days of the expiration of the Administrator's 45 (forty-five), day review period as
established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air,6ti6tin.permit. Any petition
shall be based only on objections to the Permit that were raised with reasonablSpjijtj it !in the thirty (30) day
public comment period provided in tne Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrate to thi'Administrator of the EPA
that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless thegrounds for such objection
arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA doea not st&y the effective date of
any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter.62-213, EAC,.P..etitibhSijfiledwith the Administrator of
EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the Administrator of the EPA
at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more infbrmAtlonr@arding EPA review and objections,
visit EPA's Region 4 web site at http://www.epa.gov/region4iair/Dermits/FIorida.htm '--:... ,.









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