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Sexual Offenders

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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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


Thursday, June 19, 2008


Long-Awaited Peace River Park Now


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Finally!
After almost a decade of
waiting, the Peace River Park
just east of Wauchula is now
available to the public.
Plans for the park began in
1996, when a Port Charlotte
consultant firm, Florida En-
vironmental Inc., was hired to
help the city prepare its applica-
tion for a Florida Communities
Trust award. Wauchula received
the award.
On Jan. 10, 2000, the Wau-
chula City Council approved
the agreement for purchase of
the property, as well as the man-
agement and project plans. A


portion of the 151-acre property
was purchased from the Cal-
vary Baptist Church of Arcadia.
Just when it seemed that the
park was ready to go, Hurricane
Charley stormed into the city,
destroying everything in its
path. One of the areas that
received crucial damages was
the Peace River Park. Every-
thing that the city had been
working for was demolished in
a single night.
In 2001 the process began
again to get Peace River Park
ready for the public. Many vol-
unteers from Hardee County, as
well as many out-of-state vol-
unteers, came together to clean
up the park. Volunteers includ-


Open!
ed students, science classes
from senior and junior high
schools, staff from Hardee High
School and AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps workers came all
the way from South Carolina to
lend a hand.
The new park officially
opened in May with the goal to
provide environmental conser-
vation and outdoor recreation
area. The park, which is devej-
oped and maintained by the city
of Wauchula, is located at 1322
E. Main St. (across from River-
viewheights Missionary Baptist
Church). Turn at the open gate
on the south side of East Main
Street and park in the grass near
See OPEN 7A


4,500 Acres Up For Auction
Site Of Proposed 'Sweetwater Ranch Estates' Development


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
A beautiful wooden bridge is the entrance to Peace River Park's 151 acres of trails, fit-
ness centers, camping sites and a scenic overview.


Krud Vs. Kitten:

Lawyer Wins Reprieve
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH for the Department of Children
For The Herald-Advocate & Families in Wauchula, was
Despite jokes to the contrary, up to his elbows and knees in,
it's not every day that you see well, gunk this week and not
an attorney digging through the as part of his job.
dirt.
But Earl Hack, an attorney


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PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Hack & Spoons

WEATHER
DATE HIGH LOW RAIN
06/11 92 65 0.12
06/112 92 68 1.98
06173 88 67 0.08
06114 93 67 0.00
.06/15 93 69 0.00
06/16 88 67 0.00
06/17 90 68 0.01
IQAL Rainfall to 0617!08 15.00
Same period last year 13.15
Ten Year Average 55.09
Source: Univ. of Fia. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.................. 6B
Courthouse Report.......6C
Community Calendar....3A
Crime Blotter.................8C
Fishing Report................3A
Hardee Living............... 2B
Obits...........................4A
Puzzle..........................4A



7 1111 2 I 3
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New Bond

Condition

Ordered
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An additional condition has
been placed on the pre-trial
release of a Bowling Green
businessman accused of having
child pornography on his office
computer.
In an order filed with' the
Hardee County Clerk of Courts
Office on Wednesday of last
week, Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle restricted suspect Billy
Joe Staton Jr. from coming
within 1,000 feet of any day-
care center or school.
The order followed a prose-
cution motion seeking that
added condition, which was
presented to the court by then-
Assistant State Attorney
Maureen Markwood. In the
court proceeding, Markwood
noted defense lawyer T.W.
Weeks III did not object to the
extra requirement.
Staton, charged with 24
counts of possessing child porn,
had been arrested by the
Bowling Green Police Depart-
ment on Feb. 18. On April 29,
he gained his release from the
Hardee County Jail pending
trial after posting a $120,000
See ORDERED 2A


For Klient
On Monday morning, Kids
Hope United employees Phyllis
Lambert and Amy Lambert -
yes, they both have the same
last name noticed a lone kit-
ten behind a trash can outside
their office in Wauchula Plaza.
When the women tried to get
close to it, the kitten got scared,
ran from them and landed in the
sump-pump area.
The tiny kitten was hanging
on by its little paws when it fell
down into the pile of dirt, con-
crete and sewage.
The women and co-worker
Andre' Davis joined to try to
rescue the imperiled kitten.
Although they played a big role
in saving the kitten, they all say
the true hero was Hack.
After placing "Do Not
Flush!" signs on the toilets
inside the building, Hack
stripped out of his dress shirt
and jumped into the sump pump
to save the kitten. The task was
not an easy one, as the terrified
See KITTEN 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Much of the property in a
huge development that was to
be called Sweetwater Ranch
Estates is going up on the auc-
tion block.
One of the proposed develop-
ers, Menke Parterships, held an
option on the acreage and could
be a bidder, but the seller has
opened the property up to pub-
lic bid.
According to Higgenbotham
Auctioneers International, there
. will be joint Internet and live
auction on the 4,500 acres. It
will be at Turner Agri-Civic
Center, 2250 NE Roan St.,
Arcadia, on June 27 at 11 a.m.
There was one property pre-


view last Saturday, and another
is scheduled for this Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prop-
erty is along U.S.' 17, about five
miles south of Zolfo Springs,
across from the Ben Hill Griffin
Ranch and on both sides of
Sweetwater Road. The preview
headquarters are on Parcel 21,
on the north side of Sweetwater
Road.
The 4,500 acres will be
'offered in 22 tracts, varying
from 54 to 547 acres, with the
four northern parcels num-
bers 19-22 absolute to the
last and highest bidder.
The total property has 1.5
miles of U.S. 17 frontage; 250
acres of existing grove; sod har-
vesting for Argentine Bahai; six


Election Qualifying Periods


The official qualifying peri-
ods for candidates for elected
offices in both Wauchula and
Hardee County opened on
Monday at noon.
The week-long filing periods
will end Friday, also at noon.
As of early Wednesday morn-
ing, the municipal election in
Wauchula has drawn three can-
didates. The countywide elec-
tion has 10 qualifiers.
Updates on who has qualified
for each race follow.
COUNTY
Eleven offices are up for
grabs, and the races seemed to
begin early as potential candi-
dates gathered voter signatures
in order to get their names
placed on the ballot without
paying costly qualifying fees.


When the petition deadline
passed, on May 19, the roster of
political hopefuls for those slots
numbered 25. Of that total, 10
have completed all the neces-
sary paperwork and have offi-
cially qualified to run for office.
The remaining 15 still have
time to do so, and there is also a
chance a newcomer will join in
the fray by paying the filing fee
and filling out the papers.
Offices up for election, the
fee, the current qualifiers and
the announced candidates who
have presented voter petitions
and begun the qualifying
process are as follows:
Clerk of Courts: $5,738; no
qualifiers to date; incumbent
Hugh Bradley has begun the
process.
Sheriff: $6,253; no qualifiers;


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homes, with tenants, as possible
income properties; and a total
of 12 wells, seven presently in
operation.
The land can be used for
farming, ranching, hunting or
camping retreats, citrus grove
and sod harvesting. Nearly four
miles of Charlie Creek flow
through the property and there
is an abundance of wildlife,
including deer, hogs and
turkeys.
The majority of the land was
originally owned by the Westby
Corp. It was sold in October
2005 for $30 million to Land
Kelly LTD. In March 2006 it
was sold again, for $42 million,
to Peaceful Horse LLC, the cur-
See AUCTION 2A



Close Friday
Roger Clark, Arnold Lanier and
Tom Santarlas are in the
process:
Property Appraiser: $5,738;
no qualifiers; incumbent Kathy
Crawford is in the process.
Tax Collector: $5,738; in-
cumbent Zee Smith has quali-
fied.
Elections Supervisor: $4,727;
incumbent Jeff Ussery has com-
pleted qualifying requirements.
Superintendent of Schools:
$5,738; David Durastanti has
qualified; incumbent Dennis
Jones and challengers Gary
Moore and Bob Shayman are
completing papers.
County Commission Districts
1, 3 and 5: $1,788.
District 1: Incumbent Minor
Bryant has qualified, as have
See ELECTION 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Candidates poured into the Supervisor of Elections Office at the stroke of noon on Monday as the official qualifying
period for county elections opened, most of them to complete the qualifying process and some to be on hand for
the photo opportunity. The qualifying period runs one week, closing at noon this Friday. Shown on the dot are (front
row, from left) Gina Neuhofer, Zee Smith, David Durastanti, Thomas Santarlas, Gene Davis and Don Samuels; (in
back) Alane Solomon, Tanya Royal, Jeff Ussery and Minor Bryant.


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In A Church

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Locals Win

State Honors ,

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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 19, 2008


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RALPHPH tblRRISON
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Sports Editor ,Rio Production Manager
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Crews from Spectrum Underground tear up the sidewalk on West Main Street as the $1.4 Wauchula streetscaping
project continues. Residents can access businesses by utilizing adjacent parking lots. Although getting there is a
bit difficult, entry to all businesses is maintained. Beginning to look beautiful on the eastern end along U.S. 17 North,
the work is expected to be done by July 12.


Kelly's Column
By Jim


URBAN MEYER SPEAKS
Florida Gator head football coach Urban Meyer on May 22
spoke to the Tampa Gator Club. He said to be successful you need
enthusiasm and "love the struggle" to be good at what you do.
"Don't take things for granted."
UF football has won two
National titles in 101 years, in
1996 and in 2006. "You need to
visualize what you do before
you do it. You need to dream."
In conferences like the SEC
great talent can result in 7 or 8
wins, and discipline to get 9
wins on the season, and add
leadership to reach the top, he
said. In 2007 the Gators lost
four games and had 61 fresh-
men and sophomores and 23
juniors and seniors. For 2008
the Gators will have one of the
best offensive lines in America, c
said Meyer. Defensive backs are
improved. Florida has the best punter in the SEC. The quarter-
backs, led by returning Heisman winner Tim Tebow, are "pretty
good," he said humorously. There is a good group of tailbacks and
receivers. The team has a "lot of promise." Runningback Chris
Rainey of Lakeland may have a good season. Percy Harvin is an
offensive threat. A Southern Cal transfer named Moody is a good
back. "Some 58 UF football players over half the team have
a grade point average of 3.0 or better. We have had three excellent
recruiting years and have an excellent strength coach. I am honored
to be head football coach at the University of Florida."

On June 17 PRECO's member customers donated $20,000 to
the Scottish Rite Foundation Valley of Fort Myers which helps
eliminate language and learning problems in children. Many kids
with communication disorders are helped to speak, hear and under-
stand. There are clinics and programs. Ten clinics are in Florida.
Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists who
must have a master's degree in speech pathology. Representing the
Scottish Rite Masons were ambassador Jim Barncord of Wauchula
and general secretary Gordon Fore of Fort Myers. Parents of chil-
dren with language disorders can call 813-886-0578 or 941-332-
2311.

Pro golfer Tiger Woods won his 14th major championship
Monday with a 19-hole playoff win over Rocco Mediate, who
years ago played for Florida Southern College in Lakeland.
Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear,.has 18 major titles.
Fans and TV viewers who watched Woods win the U.S. Open
for the third time enjoyed the five-day tournament. Woods is men-
tally tough and was trained by his father and played college golf at
Stanford.
Tiger is 32 and one of golf's greatest players in history. Some
say he is the best, ranking up there with Nicklaus. Other greats
have included Ben Hogan, Sammy Snead, Arnold Palmer, Tom
Watson, and Gary Player.
Woods made some bogeys and double bogeys at the U.S. Open
along with many pars, some birdies and three eagles. He made long
tournament-saving putts at No. 18 on Sunday and Monday.
Tiger, drinking his own line of Gatorade, is inspiring to watch.
The latest title earned him $1.3 million. Rocco, another fan favorite
who reminds one of Lee Trevinso, the Happy Mex, did not win his
first major, but had a great time and earned $800,000 for being run-
ner-up.

The old Westby Ranch on Charlie Creek in southeastern
Hardee County is scheduled to be sold for auction in smaller
parcels on June 27. The ranch was about 4,567 acres and sold for
$30 million to Land Kelly Ltd in October 2005 and then was sold
in March 2006 for $42 million to the current owner, Peaceful Horse
LLQ.
This writer was not connected with Land Kelly Ltd.
This property was going to be part of the proposed Sweetwater
Ranch which would double the population of the county, propo-
nents said.

Caring People Ministries in Bowling Green was started 15
years ago by Johnny and Gayle Parker to help troubled women
rebuild their lives. CPM is a 22-bed women's regeneration facility
and has an 85 percent success rate, said Johnny Parker. There is a
halfway house, too.
"Some women today are addicted to pharmacy drugs like
Oxycontin, not just illegal drugs like crank and crack. All were
abused in childhood, such as physical, sexual or mental abuse,"
said Parker.
CPM tries to make the ladies whole and be reunited with their
children and husband if the man is not an addict.

Congratulations to FSU for making their 19th trip to the
College World Series. Veteran coach Mike Martin has a baseball
powerhouse. Eight teams make the World Series in Omaha, Neb.
FSU was eliminated Monday by Miami and next year will try to
make its 20th trip and win its first national title in baseball.


AUCTION
Continued From 1A
rent owner.
According to Hardee County
property records, the total
"just," or market, value of the
4,567.02 acres last year was
$27,745,004, about $6,000 per
acre.
Menke Partnerships an-
nounced plans in early 2007 for
a regional community of retail,
commercial, neighborhood
parks and recreation areas,
restaurants, and several pedes-
trian-friendly villages scattered
over a total of nearly 8,000
acres.
Property would be donated
for an elementary and junior
high school. Architecture of
homes in each neighborhood
would vary from two-story
American farmhouse style to
coastal cottages, craftsman
homes, low country and
Victorian, priced from $110,000
to $150,000, and more.
The development was plann-
ed to include forested board-
walks between neighborhoods,
shopping and entertainment
areas, 625,000 square feet of
retail space, 2.5 million square
feet of office space and an 18-
hole Audubon-certified golf
course. Areas around Charlie
Creek would be left undis-
turbed.
Developers Frank Menke and
son Todd Menke also planned
to construct a two-lane road
from Sweetwater to Zolfo
Springs to parallel U.S. 17 and
make commuting easier for res-
idents and employees.
It remains to be seen what'
effects the auction will have on
long-range plans. Efforts to
reach Menke Partnerships have
been unsuccessful.
For more information on the
auction, check the website
www.Higgenbotham.com.



KITTEN
Continued From 1A
kitten continued to inch its way
into dirt and concrete and, well,
sludge.
The kitten was "scared to
death," the Kids Hope United
workers note, and kept "trying'
to get away," backing into yet
more trouble. Hack had to
"make do" with what was on
hand in the office to create res-
cue tools to deal with the mess.
Using simple kitchen utensils
- a serving spoon and an ice-
cream scoop Hack dug his
way through the mush, careful
not to harm the tiny kitten.
Finally, Hack and the kitten,
both covered in dirt and
sewage, emerged from the hole.
The kitten was very scrawny
and full of fleas. After cleaning
it up and calming it down, the
kitten was quickly adopted by a
family in Hardee County.
This act of kindness im-
pressed the Kids Hope United
personnel and revealed the true
heart of Hack.
"Earl is a kind and gentle per-
son, although it is sometimes
hard to see. He is a nice guy
with a tough exterior," says
Davis.
Whether it's helping children
in court or rescuing a kitten
from a sewage pump, Hack rep-
resents Hardee County by being
an everyday hero and lending
his hand to those in need.
Staff writer Cynthia Krahl con-
tributed to this report.


ELECTION
Continued From 1A
opponents Gene Davis and Don
Samuels; DonnyWaters is in
the process.
District 3: No qualifiers;
incumbent Gordon Norris and
challengers Terry Atchley and
Alane Solomon are completing
papers.
District 5: Incumbent Dale
Johnson has qualified; chal-
lenger Walter Olliff Jr. is in the
process.
School Board Districts 2 and
3: $1,012.
District 2: Incumbent Tanya
Royal and opponent Mildred
Smith have qualified.
District 3: Incumbent Gina
Neuhofer has qualified; chal-
lengers Teresa Crawford and
Charles Crutchfield are com-
pleting paperwork.

WAUCHULA
Three of four incumbents
have filed for re-election for
their seats on the Wauchula City
Commission.
Clarence Bolin, Ken Lambert
and Heather Lee all filed their
papers early this week. Quali-
fying continues through noon
tomorrow (Friday).
No one has filed for the vac-
ancy in seat one, currently held
by incumbent Troy Brant.
A candidate must be a resi-
dent and registered voter in the
city for at least one year. There
is a filing fee of $61 and a can-
didate must establish a cam-
paign account.
In addition, a candidate must
reside in the district he/she
wishes to represent.
Lambert has filed to retain his
district 3 seat. He represents the
territory west of U.S. 17 and
north of Main Street. Anyone
wishing to also file for that seat
must live within those bound-
aries.
Bolin, Seat 5, and Lee, Seat
6, both serve the territory west
of U.S. 17 and south of Main
Street. Incumbent Bolin is up
for a four-year election. Lee
was appointed last fall to com-
plete the term of Mavis Best,
who had replaced former com-
missioner Amy McClellan
when she moved out of
Wauchula.
The remaining available seat
in this year's election is seat 1,
in city territory east of U.S. 17'
South. It has been filled by Troy
Brant, who had not filed for re-
election by late Tuesday.
Commission members are
paid a total of $430 per month,
which includes $30 toward the'
utility bill, $200 salary and
$200 expense allowance.
The three incumbents who
have already filed for re-elec-
tion will automatically resume
their seats if no one else files for
that seat before the Friday noon
deadline.
Staff writers Cynthia Krahl and.
Joan Seaman prepared this
report.


This grand show Is eternal.
It is always sunrise some-
where; the dew is never all
dried at once; a shower Is
forever falling; vapor Is
ever rising. Eternal sun-
rise, eternal sunset, eter-
nal dawn and gloaming, on
sea and continents and
islands, each in its turn, as
the round earth rolls.
-John Muir'


surety bond.
As conditions of his bond,
Ezelle, at the time, ordered
Staton not to have any unsuper-
vised contact with children and
not to use a computer or to
access the Internet.
Markwood's motion clarified
the particulars of those early
restrictions, adding the 1,000-
foot space requirement.
The state had learned that
Staton's wife was employed by
a day-care center, and that
Staton was sometimes at or near
the center. Hence, Markwood's
motion.
Some members of the public
had expressed concerns, going
so far as to write to the judge.
The judge, however, is bound
by the Rules of Judicial
Conduct, which strictly prohibit
judges from reading such let-
ters. The rules state that judges
may not have any "ex parte," or
one party, communications on a


case without the other party
knowing and being present.
Further, judges may not con-
duct any independent investiga-
tion or research into the facts of
a case. That is left to the
lawyers. A judge involves him-
'self only with the applicable
law.
A letter which was faxed to
Ezelle was placed, unread, in
Staton's file and a notice of the
addition to his file was sent to
both Markwood and Weeks.
Staton's file also shows a
motion from Weeks seeking to
have the charges against his
client dropped. In it, he argued
that the computer holding the
images is situated in a common
office area, accessible to any-
body and not secure.
Staton's arrest had followed
an Internet investigation into
.child .porn downloads, which-,
were.[traced to the office com-
puter. A search of Staton's home
found nothing.


The lack of objectivity, as far as foreign nations are con-
cerned, is notorious. From one day to another, another
nation Is made out to be utterly depraved and fiendish,
while one's own nation stands for everything that Is good
and noble. Every action of the enemy is judged by one
stardard-every action of oneself by another. Even good
deeds by the enemy are considered a sign of particular
devilishness, meant to deceive us and the world, while
our bad deeds are necessary and justified by our noble
goals Which they serve.
--Erich Fromm


Available from Commercial News Providers"


ORDERED
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June 19, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A



Inductees To National Junior Honor Society |


Elmo Roberts Chapter

Hardee Junior High School

May 29


Cori Abbott
Dillard Albritton
Allison Allen-Hunter
Tony Arroyo
Travis Bashore
William Beattie
Robert Bennett
Daniel Boehm
Ramiro Briones
Rebeka Brown
Brittany Buckanan
Matthew Burrus
James Cloud
William Crawford
Deonte Evans
Jacob Evans
Dylan Farr
Jenna Flemer
Reimundo Garcia
Nick Garza
Sabrina Hernandez
Artrice Hines-Gaines
Nyshira Jackson
Kayla Knight
Shelby Lambert
Gabriela Lozano
Layla Luna
Luis Luna
Anthony Maldonado
Kaylee Mancillas
Lindsey Martin


Adna Metayer
Danielle Milby
Ana Montanez
Trenton Moon
Jennifer Napier
Noe Navarro
Kayla Nichols
Yesenia Ortiz
Lauren Page
Stephanie Perez
Alex Pierstorff
Krista Pilkington
Michael Ramirez
Laura Rios
Sylvia Rodriguez
Alma Ruiz
Ana Saldivar
Hailey Selph
Lucero Suarez
Angelica Sustaita
Bobby Swindle
Cory Taylor
Sarah Thomas
Shaina Todd
Savannah Valdez
Julian Varela
Brandon Vargas
Kenia Villalva
Jon-Mikel Windham
Maria Zamora
PHOTOS BY AMY BROWN


Well, we've reached that part of the year where the sports news
slows down quite a bit. The news is fairly far and between.

Hardee girls and boys are busy in the summer All-Stars pro-
grams at different venues, mostly in Polk County, Bartow,
Wahneta, Frostproof, ForttMeade or wherever. We wish them all
well. A couple have won some games, we hear, but for others
we've had no news. When they wind up, would someone let me
know something.
'Some youngsters are also busy with travel teams. Kayla
Nichols is again playing with the 14-and-under Southern Shockers,
a team coming out of Arcadia. Her dad Doug Knight is one of its
coaches and her mother Sharri gets involved too. This weekend
they will play at an ISA state tournament in Fort Myers. Kayla has
been taking pitching lessons for three years.
There will be a girls fast pitch softball clinic on June 14 at the
Arcadia fields, 948 N. Arcadia Ave. The morning session (8 a.m.
until noon) is for 7-to-10-year olds. The afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) is
reserved for girls ages 11 to 15. Players need to bring their own
glove; helmets and bats will be available, if needed. Cost is $25 per
child per session. For information, call Sharri-Knight at 735-8112.
There's also tryouts on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the George Heine
fields off South Florida Avenue, for boys 9 and under, who want to


STATE CHAMP


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
After five years of boxing and many victories, Bowling
Green's Rigoberto Ramirez hit paydirt in the Sunshine
State Games last weekend. The 13-year-old son of
Rigoberto and Sonia Ramirez, he took the 119-pound
state championship. For all three rounds he outboxed
Sammy Valentine, a former champion with 75 fights under
his belt. Ramirez is trained by Daniel Lozano, father of
repeated champion Daniel Lozano, now 18 and looking
toward a professional career within the year.

On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa moun-
taineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known
to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of
you but on what happens inside of you; it is measured
by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life.


play in a travel team called the Hardee Sliders. For more informa-
tion, contact Andrew McGuckin at www.etearmz.come/hardeeslid-
ers or call him at 781-0325.

On the boxing scene, relative newcomer Rigoberto Ramirez,
13, of Bowling Green, got a bye iri the opening round, and went on
to steal the 119-pound Sunshine Games state championship last
week. He took it from experienced Sammy Valentine, who has
been state champion and has had about 75 fights. Ramirez took
the decision for all three rounds.

Rains have delayed the start of the Women's Church Softball
League and Men's Community Softball League, but we should
have some news on them by next week's issue.

Don't forget that there's wrestling at the Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center on Saturday night. There is an article elsewhere in this
issue. The main events pits Hardee Countians George Rodriguez
and the White Scorpion AKA Eddie White in a tag team battle
against Donnie York and the Black Assassin. For advance tickets,
call 813-359-7122.

One could probably still get in on the summer golf circuit for
youth, or the volleyball and tennis camps. For the latter, 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@embarqmain.com with news for this
.biweekly column. The sports deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m., except
for events which happened over the weekend. They are due by 11
a.m. Monday.


THURSDAY, JUNE 19
&Hardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102 Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20
VHardee County School
Board, special meeting on
insurance recommenda-
tions, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 9
a.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

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6/19/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:25 pm
LoD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:33 pm
Sets: 7:03 am
Major Times
1:18 am-3:18 am
1:43 pm-3:43 pm
Minor Times
8:00 am-9:00 am
8:25 pm-9:25 pm
Prediction
Good
6/20/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:25 pm
LoD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:15 pm
Sets: 7:59 am
Major Times
2:07 am-4:07 am
2:32 pm-4:32 pm
Minor Times


8:49 am-9:49 am
9:14 pm-10:14 pm
Prediction
Good
6/21/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:54:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:53 pm-
Sets: 8:57 am
Major Times
2:55 am-4:55 am
3:20 pm-5:20 pm
Minor Times
9:37 am-10:37 am
10:02 pm-11:02 pm
Prediction
Average
6/22/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:27 pm
Sets: 9:54 am


Major Times
3:40 am-5:40 am
4:05 pm-6:05 pm
Minor Times
10:22 am-11:22 am
10:47 pm-ll:47 pm
Prediction
Average
6/23/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:59 pm
Sets: 10:51 am
Major Times
4:25 am-6:25 am
4:50 pm-6:50 pm
Minor Times
11:07 am-12:07 pm

Prediction
Average
6/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm


LoD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: --:-
Sets: 11:48 am
Major Times
4:53 am-6:53 am
5:18 pm-7:18 pm
Minor Times
11:35 am-12:35 pm

Prediction
Average
6/25/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:29 am
Sets: 12:45 pm
Major Times
5:37 am-7:37 am
6:02 pm-8:02 pm
Minor Times
11:54 pm-12:54 am
12:19 pm-l:19 pm
Prediction
Average


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4A The Herald-Advocate, June 19, 2008


ROSEBUD HOWZE
JAUDON
Rosebud Howze Jaudon, 91,
of Wauchula, died on Monday,
June 16, 2008, at Wauchula.
Born in Zolfo Springs,' she
was a lifelong resident of the
county and owner of Rosebud's
Beauty Shop. She was a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, where she was
active in the Timothy, Eunice
and Lois group.
She was preceded in death by
husbands J.W. Posey and
Wallace Jaudon; and a daughter,
Gayle Parker.
Survivors include a daughter,
Ruth P. Ridings and husband
Jerry, formerly of Wauchula
and now of Lake Suzy; a step-
daughter, Mary Sue Russell and
husband John of Wauchula; a
step-son, Gene Jaudon and wife
Cathy of Tampa; five grandchil-
dren, J. Mark Parker, Greg
Rauth, Suzzanne Manley,
Michael Russell and Amy
Blackmon; and 10 great-grand-
children.
Memorial services will be
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the
chapel of First Baptist Church
of Wauchula, with Duck Smith,
Marcus Shackelford and
Johnny Parker officiating. After
the services there will be a gath-
ering of family and friends.
Harold Howze will officiate at
the private graveside services.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula





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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God spoke: "Light!" and
light appeared. God saw
that light was good and sep-
arated light from dark. God
named the light Day; He
named the dark Night.
Genesis 1:3-5 (ME)
FRIDAY
But in those days, after the
tribulation, the sun will be
darkened and the moon will
not give its light: . And
then they will see the Son of
Man coming in clouds with
great power and glory.
Mark 13:24,26 (RSV)
SATURDAY
I bless the Lord: 0 Lord, my
God, how great You are! You
are robed with honor and
with majesty and light! You
stretched out the starry cur-
tain of the heavens.
Psalm 104:1-2 (TLB)
SUNDAY
All creation took place
through Him (Jesus) and
none took place without
Him. In him appeared life,
and the life was the light of
mankind. The light shines in
the darkness and the dark-
ness has never put it out.
John 1:3-5 (PME)
MONDAY
(And the Lord said to Cyrus
the king), "I am the Lord;
and there is no other God. I
have prepared you, even
though you do not know Me,
so all the world from east to
west will know there Is no
other God. I am the Lord,
and there is no other. I am
the one who creates the light
and makes the darkness. I
am the one who sends good
times and bad.
Isaiah 45:5-7a (NLT)
tUESDAY
The fourth angel blew his
trumpet, and a third part of
the sun was struck, a third
part of the moon, and a third
of the stars, so that the third
part went dark, and a third of
the light of the day failed,
and of the night.
Revelation 8:12 (NEB)

How terrible it will be for you
who want the Lord's day of
judging to come. Why do
you want that day to come?
It will bring darkness for you,
not light. . So the Lord's
day of judging will bring
darkness, not light; it will be
very dark, not light at all.
Amos 5:18,20 (NCV)


JACKIE R. WALKER
Jackie R. Walker, 65, of Fort
Meade, died Tuesday, June 10,
2008, at Winter Haven Hos-
pital.
Born Sept. 26, 1942, he wsa,.
a native and lifelong resident of
Fort Meade. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran and an electrician
for IMC-Mosaic for 38 years
before retiring in 2006.
He was preceded in death by
parents Amos and Bessie Walk-
er; two brothers, Murphy Walk-
er and Junior Walker; and two
sisters, Betty Armstrong and
Opal Wilson.
Survivors include his wife
Dianna; a daughter, Eva Hall of'
Lakeland; a stepson, James
Preston of Anniston, Ala.,; a
stepdaughter, Kimberly Preston
of Fort Meade; and seven
grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Winter
Haven Hospital Foundation or
Cornerstone Hospice.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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a horse and buggy parailn
through Zolfo Springs this
weekend. Sherry White is on a
mission!
Throughout the entire sum-
mer, White and her team, which
includes staff and residents of
the women's home Lydia's
House, will cross the state of
Florida on weekend excursions
to camp out and speak at vari-
ous churches and civic organi-
zations.
The kickoff of this summer-
long adventure was two weeks
ago in Frostproof. White and
her team camped out for three
days and went around town to
special places throughout Frost-
proof. They also had a camp
concert by the Christian band, A
Life Committed.
White will once again be
hitching up the buggy and horse
this weekend as she ventures to
Zolfo Springs. She and the
women from Lydia's House
will be visiting places there to
tell their testimonies.
You can spot White's buggy
on Friday and Saturday morn-
ing at Pioneer Restaurant as the
members of Lydia's House en-
joy some country cooking. On
Sunday morning the team will
make the trip to United Metho-
dist Church in Zolfo Springs to
speak about the things God has
been doing at Lydia's House.
Why the old-fashioned get-
up? Why not drive around town
in a normal vehicle?
The buggy and horse repre-
sent White's vision for the
future. She plans on opening up
a pioneer-style ranch that takes
in women off the streets, out of
jail and who live destructive
lifestyles, and shows them how
to live off the land, grow their
own vegetables and reconnect
with their families.
"Many of these women have
lost custody of their children
and will need the help of a car-
ing staff to help them learn how
to take care of their children. I
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for families who have lost
hope," says White.
Not only will these weekend
excursions give the women of
Lydia's House the opportunity
to show what God has done
with their lives, but it will also
raise awareness of the amount
of work and money that will
have to be put into creating
Pioneer Village Inc.
"I plan to do what politicians
do," says White, "I plan to cross
the state, speak to everyone
who is willing to listen, raising
awareness and support to pur-
chase the land we need for
Pioneer Village Inc. This land
will allow the ladies who grad-
uate the program at Lydia's
House, a place where they can
be reunited with their children."
White and her team have had
a very accomplished year since
they first started Lydia's House,
and their success continues to
grow. White's passion to help
women in need began many
years ago when she had a vision
to open Lydia's House.
Lydia's House, which is
based on the biblical Lydia in
Acts 16, is a place where bro-
ken women can come, without
charge, for 9-12 months to learn
how to apply biblical truths to
their lives. The home for
women will not accept govern-
ment money or compromise the
Gospel message.
"We take in women who are
broken and ready to surrender
to God. We do not think for a
minute that we have the skills
or power to change a person's
life. No amount of counseling
or medication could do that. We
are not physicians; we are sim-
ply the Great Physician's assis-
tants. We are in awe of how He
changes lives," says White.
.. Lydia's House took in its first
resident Dec. 10: Raquel Diaz
was hopelessly addicted to
methamphetamine, she had lost
her children three times through
the court system and was a
habitual offender. Diaz admits
to hiding in the streets from her
children because her love for


the drug took control of her life.
It wasn't until the program
director of Lydia's House,
Rachel Chapa, went into the
county jail sharing the Gospel,
that Diaz realized how much
she needed a new life.
Even though Diaz was facing
a seven-year prison sentence,
God gave her a second chance.
She gave her life to Jesus
Christ, came into the program
and committed herself to the
leadership. Diaz has been a role
model to the others and an
example of how God can work
in a person's life when she fully
surrenders.
Diaz recently flew to North
Dakota to visit her four chil-
dren, attend her daughter's
high-school graduation and
begin the process of restoration


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In this horse-drawn buggy spreading the Gospel of Jesus
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with her family. The last time
she saw her children was two
years previously, when she was
a 90-pound addict on her way to
prison. The visit proved to be
life changing for many of her
family members as they saw the
change in her life.
"God can do miracles in the
lives of these women if only
they will allow Him the oppor-
tunity. We offer a program that
keeps them off the streets' and
focused on priorities," says
White.
If you would like to invite
White and the women of
Lydia's House to come to your
church or civic organization,
call 773-0877. For more infor-
mation, visit www.swmin-
istries.com or www.lydias-
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ROSEBUD HOWZE
JAUDON
Rosebud Howze Jaudon,
91, of Wauchula, died on
Monday, June 16, 2008, at
Wauchula.
Born in Zolfo Springs, she
was a lifelong resident of the
county and owner of Rose-
bud's Beauty Shop. She was
a member of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, where
she was active in the Timo-
thy, Eunice and Lois group.
She was preceded in death
by husbands J.W. Posey and
Wallace Jaudon; and a daugh-
ter, Gayle Parker.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Ruth P. Ridings and hus-
band Jerry, formerly of Wau-
chula and now of Lake Suzy;
a step-daughter, Mary Sue
Russell and husband John of
Wauchula; a step-son, Gene
Jaudon and wife Cathy of
Tampa; five grandchildren, J.
Mark Parker, Greg Rauth,
Suzzanne Manley, Michael
Russell and Amy Blackmon;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the
chapel of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, with
Duck Smith, Marcus Shack-
elford and Johnny Parker
officiating. After the services
.there will be a gathering of
family and friends. Harold
Howze will officiate at the
private graveside services.



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June 19, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


135 Attend Youth Field Day 2008


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Hardee County extension director Lockle Gary and Range Cattle Center director Dr.
Area 4-H members learn about wildlife and habitat from DeSoto County extension John Arthington enjoyed Youth Day 2008, attended by 135 area 4-H members. The cat-
agent Jim Selph last Thursday at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center. tie research center was founded in 1940, has 2,850 acres, and derives 60 percent of its
They also learned about animal nutrition, plants, pasture grasses and soil sampling, operating expenses from selling 500 to 600 cattle annually. The center has 700 cows.


Hardee 4-H members attending Youth Day were (front row, from left) Kaylee Brummett, Claudia Klein, Dalton Richey,
Michaela Klein, Joey Smith, Hugh Pate, Emery Smith and Andy Hunt; (back row) Wyatt Kolke, Kyle Roberts, Larrett Jim Selph holds a picture of Florida whitetail deer. He
Smith, McKenzie Staton, Caitlin Dufresne and Dannielle Smith. explained about deer, turkey and quail.
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Part of the Youth Field Day were (from left) Lockle Gary, Hardee extension agent;
Carolyn Wyatt, Hardee 4-H agent; Marilyn Norman, state 4-H director; Georgene
Bender, regional 4-H specialist; and Dr. John Arthington, research center director for
the past 10 years.
In 400 B.C. Hippocrates made a tea from the yellow leaves of the willow tree for
the relief of pain. It wasn't until the 1800's that scientists discovered what was
in the willow tree that relieved pain and reduced fever. A German chemist pro-
duced a stable form of acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as aspirin, in
1897.
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6A The Herald-Advocate, June 19, 2008

BGE Awards Spelling Bee Certificates And Trophies,


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Spelling bee winners from the first grade included (from left) Ryan Knight, first place;
Adilene Maya, second; and Manuel Flores, third.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Kindergarteners from Bowling Green Elementary School who did g-r-e-a-t on the
spelling bee were (from left) Emilio Martinez, first place; Tyresha Mclvery, second; and
Jose Molina, third.


Spelling bee winners who represented the fourth grade were (from left) Courtney
Cumbee, first; Alex Lopez, second place; and Brianna Juarez, third.


Bowling Green Elementary third-grade spelling bee winners Included (from left) Ivan
Chavez, first place; Alex Almeyda, second; and Enrique Iniquez, third place.





Fifth graders who showed off their spelling skills were (from left) Tyler Purser, third
place; Adrienne Parks, first place; and Abigail Vargas, second.
LIGHTNING STRIKES MATCH!


Super spellers from the third grade included (from left) Andrew McQuaig, third place;
Nakeshia Lemaine, first; and Julissa Molina, second.


Students from Janice Bass's room that placed in the spelling bee were (from left) Juan
Molina, first place; Edgar Almeyda, second; and Agustin Bravo, third.


COURTESY PHOTOS BY CHIP BALLARD \
'Tis the season for brush fires. Fire officials urge everyone to be especially careful with!
cigarette butts, matches and campfires, but lightning is a factor man has little control:
over. On Wednesday of last week, for instance, a 30-acre brush fire west of Gilliard
Farm Road in Zolfo Springs continued to smolder and flare after 24 hours. According
to Patrick M. Mahoney, wildfire mitigation specialist for the Division of Forestry, It was
the 30th brush fire started by lightning in three days for the five counties he covers.
Mahoney notes, "Lightning strikes in the brush and it begins to smolder. Then the low
humidity dries out the grass. It may smolder for two days before it bursts into flames."
On the scene Wednesday at 5 p.m. were a tanker, a brush truck and a bulldozer.
Firefighters on the job (top photo, from left) were Mahoney, Lt. Keith Patterson, Chris
Campbell, Ignacio Rodriquez and Cody Walker; Gerald Cadwell, who was cutting fire
lines on the dozer, is not pictured. The fire (below) caused no injuries or damage to
structures.


Students from Roxanne Garcia's classroom who excelled in the spelling bee were
(from left) Max Castillo, first place; and David Reyna, second place. Not pictured,
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June 19, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


After a long day of exercising and outdoor fun, you and your family can enjoy the beau-
tiful scenic view of Peace River.

OPEN
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Street and park in the grass near
the caretaker's home.
Scattered throughout the 151
acres of the park are a picnic
area, five primitive campsites,
exercise areas and a scenic view
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overlooking Peace River. There
are no restrooms or electricity,
but water is accessible from a
pitcher pump. Parking and a
bike ramp are also available for
park guests.


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FA
Signs are located at every fitness area of the park t
guests do the proper exercise at each.station.


Don't forget your camera! Wildlife, such as this
sunbathing, can be seen throughout Peace River P


Put away that expensive gym
membership card and come
work out for free at the half-a-
mile of fitness stations through-
out the park. The eleven work-
out stations in the park are
equipped with exercise equip-
ment and a sign with the proper
exercises for a particular sta-


tion.
The wide variety of wildlife
and plant life is a perfect setting
for photography or bird watch-
ing. However, the only shooting
that will be allowed will be by
your camera because hunting is
not permitted in the park.
Active wildlife at the park
includes deer, turtles, alligators,
rabbits, squirrels and birds. The
^''- environment is suitable foi
many endangered and threat-
ened species such as the south-
ern bald eagle, wood stork,
crested caracara, snowy egret,
limpkin and Florida black bear.
The 151-acres is covered with
hardwood trees, such as sweet
gum, water oak, Popash,
, redmaple, laurel oak, water
_ ', locust, mulberry, elm, bald
cypress and cabbage palm.
Although the park has come a
IRCLOTH long way from 2000, the after-
o help math of Hurricane Charley can
be seen throughout the park as
trees that once stood tall now
. lay upon the ground. Supervisor
for Parks and Grounds Jay
Johnson works hard to keep the
park trails cleared and accessi-
ble for visitors.
"The park is cleared off to the
point where we can keep up
with it now," says Johnson.
The park's opening came just
in time for summer, and what
better way to spend time with
your family than to take a good
ole' camping trip! The five
primitive campsites located
throughout the park include a
S- small grill for roasting gooey
smores, hotdogs, hamburgers or
fish from Peace River.
Peace River Park is the per-
fect way to take the family on a
turtle vacation, without spending gas
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After cooking up hotdogs and smores over an open fire, you and your family can enjoy
your meal at the picnic area.


swimming and fishing at Peace
River, you and your.family can
relax beneath the stars and see
the beautiful Peace River from
the scenic overview for no
charge.
"The way gas prices are, peo-
ple can't afford to go out of
town to do something. The park
is a good place to go picnic and
spend time with your family,"
says Johnson.
Wauchula has come a long
way in its process of construct-
ing and maintaining the Peace
River Park. With the park final-
ly being opened, folks can head
on down to the park to work-
out, take a walk, camp, cook,
picnic, sight-see or spend some
time viewing Hardee's beauti-
ful, placid Peace River.


Peace River Park now features 11 fitness stations spread
throughout a half-a-mile trial.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Patients at Florida Hospital Wauchula can rest a little easier in all-new hospital beds.
These modern beds feature special mattresses which redistribute body pressure to
prevent skin breakdowns, shearing and provide greater comfort for the patient. The
beds cost $7,600 each and were purchased through a Capital Improvement Grant in
2007 and 2008. "Our hospital is very pleased to provide our patients with a greater level
of comfort, treatment, and safety with these Secure II beds," said Hospital
Administrator Linda Adler. "Newer technology lets us weigh patients while still in bed,
and makes it easier to assist the patient from bed," she added. Shown with one of the
25 new beds are (from left) nurse assistant Roxie Torres, Case Manager/Registered
Nurse Cindy Manley and RN Sharon McCrary.


Obituaries~


MINNIE L. McKENZIE
Minnie L. McKenzie, 76, of
Zolfo Springs, died Monday,
June 16, 2008, at home.
Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Mari-
anna, she came to this area 56
years ago from Marianna. She
was a cafeteria supervisor and a
member of New Mount Zion
AME Church in Wauchula.
Survivors include her hus-
band, James; one son, Lester
White of Zolfo Springs; one
daughter, Cynthia M. Hodges of
Tampa: arid eight grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be Friday at
New Mount Zion AME Church
from 5 to 7 p.m., with funeral
services at 1 p.m. Saturday at
the church.
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Florida Citrus Mutual

Elects New President


Florida Citrus Mutual's
Board of Directors elected offi-
cers for the 2008-09 season at
its 60th annual meeting last
week at the Florida Citrus
Industry Annual Conference in
Bonita Springs.
Fran Becker, vice president
of fruit procurement for Peace
River Citrus Products Inc. of
Bradenton, was elected presi-
dent. Becker succeeds J.A.
"Jay" Clark III of Wauchula,
owner of Clark Farms Inc.
Clark will remain on the
Executive Committee.
Vice presidents elected for
the season are: Vic Story of
Lake Wales representing the
western area; Trey Smith of
Vero Beach, representing the
eastern area; Raymond "Bo"
Bentley Jr. of Winter Haven, re-
presenting the northern area;
and Mark Wheeler of Lake
Placid, representing the south-
ern area.
Marty McKenna of Sebring
was re-elected as secretary
and Dennis Broadaway of
Haines City was re-elected as
treasurer.
The Board of Directors re-
elected Mike Sparks as execu-


tive vice president/chief execu-
tive officer, Jewel Letchworth
as assistant secretary and Kevin
Metheny as assistant treasurer.
. Florida Citrus Mutual also
officially installed its 21-mem-
ber Board of Directors at the
annual meeting. Each director
serves a one-year term, with a
term limit of two years for the
president.
Other members of the board
include: Robert E. Battaglia of
Winter Park; Larry Black of
Fort Meade; Kevin Bynum of
Vero Beach; Clark of Wau-
chula; Rex Clonts of Apopka;
David Evans of Oviedo; Rich-
ard "Ric" Freeman of Winter
Garden; P. Louis Haverlock of
Balm; Tom Jerkins of Fort
Pierce; George Neukom III of
Zephyrhills; Steve Ryan of
Arcadia; John Smoak III of
Lake Placid; Steve Sorrells of
Arcadia; and Wade Timpner of
LaBelle.
Founded in 1948 and current-
ly representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest cit-,
rus growers organization. For
more information, visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Warm .and windy conditions continued with scattered showers
for the week of June 8-15. Most areas throughout the State received
an inch of rain or more. Three to four-inch showers covered many
areas of the central Peninsula, Hardee, and Glades counties in the
southern Peninsula, and Jackson County in the Panhandle. The
most rain was received in Alachua County, at 5.77 inches. Daytime
highs reached the upper 80s and 90s; lows were in the 60s and 70s.
Major cities reported highs in the 80s and 90s and lows in the 60s,
70s, and 80s.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut planting ended with 100 percent completed compared
to 96 percent last year. Peanut condition was rated two percent
poor, 57 percent fair, 36 percent good, and five percent excellent.
Some hay was cut in Jefferson County. Wheat harvest continued in
Santa Rosa County. Topsoil moisture was mostly short across the
State and subsoil moisture was reported as adequate.
MoistureTopsoil Subsoil
MoRating This Last Last This Last Last
ating week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 31 47 30 34 43 44
Short 34 35 38 28 36 41
Adequate 34 18 32 38 21 15
Surplus 1 0 0 0 0 0
VEGETABLES
Summer crops began harvest in Florida City in Hernando
County, but most areas reported field activity slowing down sea-
sonally. Gadsden County's squash harvest came to an end while the
pepper and tomato harvest continued. With less than 800 acres of
potatoes reported left in the fields of the tri-county area, growers
planned to complete their harvest this week. Suwannee Valley
began their watermelon harvest last week while organic squash,
zucchini, eggplant, okra, and bell pepper harvesting continued.
Other vegetables marketed throughout the week were sweet corn
and cucumbers.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Improved pasture conditions were reported in areas across the
State with rain spotted in all districts. In the Panhandle and north-
ern areas, pasture condition was poor to good with most in fair con-
dition. Cattle condition was fair to good. In the central areas, most
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Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 15 15 25 25
Poor 25 30 30 35
Fair 40 35 35 30.
Good 20 20 10 10
Excellent 0 0 0 0
CITRUS
Growers welcomed rain over all citrus areas, although it var-
ied from a trace to almost four inches. Maximum temperatures
moderated a little with afternoon showers and thunderstorms but
continued in the mid 90s in all areas. Minimum temperatures con-
tinued in the mid 60s. Rainfall amounts ranged from almost four
inches in the central interior areas to one-half inch recorded at the
Ft. Pierce station. Trees looked good with heavy foliage and
healthy new fruit. Production activities included irrigating where
necessary, spraying, mowing, and brush removal. Growers com-
bated greening by removing trees and attempting to control the
Psyllids with pesticides. Valencia harvest dropped below the five
million box weekly amount as hot temperatures and afternoon rain
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cates of appreciation for
their extra-long hours of
study and dedication in
two recent lengthy and
Involved special hear-
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left) are James Barncord,
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funding will allow for a staff person to dedicate time and resources to the coordination
of events and prevention efforts in Hardee County, which historically ranks No. 1 or
2 in the state for teen pregnancy rates. Healthy Start also recently received a Provider
Recognition Award, recognizing its Best Practices for prenatal screenings and sup-
port to pregnant women and babies. Hardee County Healthy Start is consistently above
a 95 percent completion rate for prenatal screenings, well above the state goal of 75.
Holly Parker (left), community awareness coordinator for Hardee and Highlands coun-
ties, presented the award to Leslie Bond, Maria Luna, Cheryl Bone and Susana Farias.
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Hardee


COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. James Hall
Beth Darty Becomes

Bride Of James Hall


Lindsey Garner
Celebrates With

'Wratz' Party
Lindsey Garner, the daughter
of Russell and Trinity Garner of
Wauchula, turned 5 years old on
May 23.
She celebrated with a Bratz
Beach Party on Siesta Key
Beach.
Guests enjoyed a variety of
beach treats, including ham-
burgers, hot dogs, chips and
dip, watermelon and a cool ice-
cream cake.
Joining in the celebration
were brother Jayce and family
members Bree Todd, Shannon
Stewart, Taylor Stewart, Kaitlin
Stewart and Mkenzy Stewart.


Lindsey


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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Rich Shepard, emergency management director for Hardee County, spoke to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club last week. He spoke about hurricane preparedness. Shown
(from left) are Bo Conerly, club president, Steven Southwell, Shepard and Dan
Graham.


COUNTY BUDGET CONCERNS


Elizabeth Ann Darty of
Bowling Green became the
bride of James Madison Hall of
Arcadia on the afternoon of
May 9 at the Wauchula
Woman's Club.
The bride is the granddaugh-
ter of Clarence and Irma Darty
of Ona. The groom is the son of
Larry and Becky Hall of Ona.
The couple exchanged mar-
riage vows at 3 o'clock in the
historic clubhouse, with Ervin
Bodiford officiating. "All We
.Ever Find" by Tim McGraw
was the wedding song.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her grandfather. Her
aunt, Rhonda Darty, served as
maid of honor.


Bridesmaids included sister-
in-law Leeann Darty of Bowl-
ing Green and future sister-in-
law Kimber Taylor of Fort
Meade.
Daughter Elizabeth Nichole
Darty was the flower girl.
Tending to the groom was
best man Timothy Shawn Allen
Darty, the brother of the bride.
Groomsmen were the bride's
brothers Roger Darty of Bow-
ling Green and Dustin Darty of
Fort Meade.
Following the exchange of
vows, a wedding reception was
held inside the clubhouse.
The newlyweds are making
their home, in Bowling Green.
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County Commissioner Nick Timmerman spoke to the Rotary Club on Tuesday
of last-week. The county faces a tough budget year and cannot afford major capital
projects this coming year. "We may need to cut $1.2 million from the budget. The future
may Include municipal service taxing units," he said. Shown (from left) are club
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
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75 YEARS AGO'
Eighth Polio Case In Hardee
County Is Reported: The eighth
case of polio was reported in
Hardee Cotmty this week. Five-
month-old Johnny Albritton


was tentatively pronounced a
victim of non-paralytic polio
yesterday by Lakeland doctors.

Terrell Hurls No Hitter To
Beat Arcadia 15-0: Wauchula
Junior Legion pitcher Dewey
Terrell hurled the first no hitter
of the season Tuesday night as
his team defeated Arcadia 15-0.

Hardee Asked For $1,120 In


Rise & Shine

By Ted Simonson

THE BIG FIRE
The reality of God is like a big bonfire. On a cold winter's
night, people want to get close enough to it to get warm but not so
close they might be burned by it.
As a result, they never discover what Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego discovered when they, chose death rather than idolatry.
The story is found in the Old Testament book of Daniel.
The king warned three young Hebrews that they would be
thrown into a fiery furnace unless they bowed down to the king's
idol. To everyone's surprise, the trio found they could walk around
in the fire unharmed and emerge without the smell of fire on their
clothes!
This story illustrates that faith has a certain recklessness about
it that goes beyond the cautions people usually take. "Playing it
safe" never uncovers the secret.
For this reason, millions of people go to church on Sunday
morning and come out an hour later unchanged. They listened to
the sermon, sang hymns and contributed when the offering plate
came around. But their guard was up the whole time lest the fire of
truth should sweep over them.
They were disappointed. They caught a whiff or two of the
mighty fire that engulfed the Hebrew boys in Daniel 3, but they
failed to discover what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego discov-
ered.
What is a "spiritual secret" anyway? Isn't it a piece of knowl-
edge generally known and approved that you have discovered by
choice to be true in your own life? You can tell others about it, but
they can't really enter into what you are talking about because they
are unwilling or afraid to make the choice you did!
A "spiritual secret" is like a key that unlocks something glori-
ous about God.
You can pray for it. You can write and sing about it. But best
of all, you can let it change you so that it is plain to see in your per-
sonality that God has been doing something mysterious and good
"behind the scenes."


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Water Protection Fund: A
$1,120 contribution from
Hardee County is going to be
needed to get the newly orga-
nized Southwest Florida Water
Conservation District Commis-
sion off the ground.

Wauchula Host To Area For-
um On Teen Center: Serious
questions about youth center
policies and lighter ones of
what's fashionable for summer
fun were discussed by teenagers
at a meeting of the Fourth Area
Teen Center Forum Saturday in
Wauchula.

Three Hardee Boys Go To
Boys Sate: Three Hardee
County boys were scheduled to
leave yesterday for the annual
Boys State week in Tallahassee.
They are Roland Shackelford,
Mike Crews and Charles Nich-
olson. The first two are being
sent by the local Legion Post
and the other by the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club.

Mrs. Shirar Named Home
Demonstration Agent For Har-
dee County: Mrs. R.E. Shirar of
Wauchula has been appointed
new county home demonstra-
tion agent for Hardee, succeed-
ing Miss Sara Horton. Mrs.
Shirar, wife of Hardee High
School head football coach Red
Shirar, has been active in home
economics work for a number
of years.





SCOTT E. DEESE
Army National Guard Spec.
Scott E. Deese has returned to
the 1st Battalion, 175th In-
fantry, Towson, Md., after be-
ing deployed to an overseas for-
ward operating base in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
An infantryman with two
years of military service, he is
the son of Scott E. Deese of SR
64 West, Ona.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is
the official name given to mili-'
tary operations involving mem-
bers of the U.S. armed forces
and coalition forces participat-
ing in efforts to free and secure
Iraq.
Mission objectives focus on
force protection, peacekeeping,
stabilization, security and
counter-insurgency operationss
as the Iraqi-transitioWJ. govern-
ing bodies assume full sover-
eign powers to govern the peo-
ples of Iraq.
Members from all branches
of the U.S. military and multi-
national forces are also assist-
ing in rebuilding Iraq's eco-
nomic and governmental infra-
structure, and training and'
preparing Iraqi military and
security forces to assume full
authority and responsibility in
defending and preserving Iraq's
sovereignty and independence
as a democracy.


50 YEARS AGO
Martin New Manager Wau-
chula Ice Plant: A change in
management of the Florida
Public Service Co. ice plant in
Wauchula was announced yes-
terday by W.J. Clapp, district
supervisor. Mr. Clapp an-
nounced that yesterday A.C.
Martin, formerly manager of
the company's Winter Garden
plant, is being transferred to
Wauchula and will succeed T.O.
Brown.

Carlton Is Speaker Kiwanis
Convention: Former Gov.
Doyle E. Carlton, of Tampa, is
scheduled to address delegates
to the Kiwanis International
convention in Los Angeles June
27, his subject being "Affairs of
the United States."

Directors Of Kiwanis Held
Meet At Ranch: Directors of the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club held a
delightful meeting at the JGA
Jr. Ranch 14 miles southwest of
Wauchula last Friday night, as
guests of J.G. Anderson, owner
of the ranch and a director of
the club. '

Rainfall Past Week Totaled
4.19 Inches: Last Friday 2.49
inches of rain fell in Wauchula
to swell the season's total to
17.20 inches, according to
records of the U.S. Weather.
Bureau in Wauchula. Friday's
fall was the heaviest this year.

Spanish War Vets In Florida
Had Meeting: Spanish Ameri-
can War Veterans, Department
of Florida, held their annual
convention in St. Petersburg
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week, with a
large attendance of veterans and
members of the Auxiliary.

Wauchulans Will Save By
New Federal Law: An amend-
ment to the federal law exempt-
ing municipal power plants
from the three percent federal
tax has been passed, according
to word received by Congress-
man J. Hardin Peterson from his
secretary in Washington.

25 YEARS AGO
Church Official Upset Over
Stop-Work Order: The First
Baptist Church of Wauchula'
building committee chairman,
Merle Albritton, complained
last Thursday to the County
Commission about how the
stop-work order on construction
of the new complex was han-
dled.

Wauchula Loses One Grant
And Applies For Another: The
city of Wauchula lost out on one
grant but will apply for another
to 'expand and rehabilitate its
sewer system. Tow Priest,
superintendent of public works,
told the council Monday niglt
that the city had lost out on i s
federal 301 Facility Plan grant.

Pioneer Park Zoo May


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Kept Open: The County
Commission may be able to
keep the zoo at Pioneer Park
open if it's willing to put up a
higher fence. The county attor-
ney, Jeff McKibben, told the
board last Thursday that he
talked to the attorney for the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
about the complaint the county
received in May concerned the
staffing of the zoo and the inad-.
equacy of the fence.

Nicholson Supply Baseball
,Champions: Nicholson Supply
won two games during the last
week of play in Hardee County
Major League action to take the
title over Joe L. Davis. Nichol-
son won a 19 to 1 victory in the
Tuesday night contest over
Overlook Groves, and then
made sure of the title with a 19
to 4 win in the Friday night
affair.

Heart Fund Volunteers Hon-
ored: Local American Heart
Association volunteers were
honored at an appreciation din-
ner recently along with volun-
teers from surrounding coun-
ties. Awarded for outstanding
service during the heart fund
drive were Jack Truitt, Jim
Stallings, Madge Lackey and
Fran Sampson.

10 YEARS AGO
New Librarian Prepares To
Tackle Many Projects: Hardee
County's new librarian will do
much more than get her feet
wet. Diane Hunt, who began
work June 9, steps into a show-
er of activity. Installation of a
24-unit computer lab begins
this week, and the county just
learned that it has been
approved for a $151,564 grant
for library expansion.

Juvenile Center Loses Land
Offer: The proposed high-risk
juvenile treatment facility and
women's rehabilitation center
just northwest of Bowling
Green apparently will not be
built. Cargill Fertilizer Inc.,
which planned to donate 393
acres for the project, has with-
drawn its offer following oppo-
sition from nearby residents.

Class Of 1948 Celebrates
50th Reunion: Members of the
Hardee County High School
Class of 1948 began their 50-
year reunion weekend on June 6
with an informal luncheon at
Wilson's Family Rektaurant. No
nametags were provided, so
there was quite a lively guess-
ing game as to who was who.

YMCA Kicks Off Expansion
Fundraising: A three-part facili-
ty change at the Hardee County
Family YMCA began with
approval of its Board of
Directors on Monday. The
changes include a new Fitness
Center Wing, complete renova-
tion to the existing facility and
exterior alterations to complete
the project.


Judy McQuaig, Bowling
Green, a six pound 12 ounce
son, Dakoda Lee McQuaig,
born May 17, 2008, at Florida
Hospital, Sebring. Maternal
grandparents are Reuben and
Nancy McQuaig of Bowling
Green. Maternal great-grand-
mother is Helen Plumley of
Bowling Green.

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Stephens,
Lakeland, an eight pound nine
ounce son, Brady Drew
Stephens, born June 1, 2008,
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center. Mrs. Stephens is the
former Emily Bailey. Maternal
grandparents are Eddie and
Barbara Bailey of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Bill and Pauline Byrd ol
Lakeland. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Leon and Bobbi
Stephens of Wauchula. Paternal
great-grandparents are Dickie
and Ruby Stephens of Lake
Placid.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date oj
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.


Sat. June 21 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
Ages: 4 15 years old i
Ft. Meade Community Center
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W.E.S. Honor Roll

Fourth Nine Weeks


KINDERGARTEN
Griffin Clark-
Quintin Lindsey
Joella Garza
Carolina Ramirez
Madi McGee
Hannah Brown
Terah Servin
Tiaykiyse Smith
Weston Schraeder
Adam Pazzaglia
Blake Tinsley
Jack Driskell
Gage Gough
Jacob Lee
Odaliz Arana
Maddy Stockton
Dalton Kiella
Mahin Khan
Taylor Watkins
Marah Al Uri
Kein Knight
Jocelyn Pritchard
Cristal Miranda
Madison Garcia
Dylan Crawford
Joshua Albritton
Cade Alexy
William Roland
Kyleigh Miller
Jesus Jurado
Chelsi Bee
Ayrica Baker
Ramon Banda
Allison Barber
Daisy Diego
Fabian Lopez
Dylan Johnson
Alexis Hagood
Summer Bond
Kate Melendy
Jaronda Terrell
Renell Herrera
Billy Diakomihalis
Nyelli Flores
Sophie Allen
Alitzah Aleman
Nezie Hernandez
Sandra Paniagua
Nathan Carrion
Javier Chavez
Brendon Kilpatrick
Samiul Mumin
Mariela Badillo
Dakota Hay
Jake Henderson
Jessica Kunkel
Alex Mancillas
Damian Hernandez-
Oliva
Jerica Pierce
Joel DeSantiago
Elias Ramirez
Damon Caraway
Logan Cartwright
Darleny Ramos-Palacios
Ana Baltazar
Tomas Cardoza
Jonathan Carnley
Anna Cook
Dylan Davis
Scott Meeks
Dristen Newcomb


Andy Lopez
Diego Perez-Garcia
FIRST GRADE
Adriana Arana
Katie Camacho
Dawson Cantu
Claire Carlton
Mikie Cruz
Jeremiah Mancillas
Ashlee Patterson
Melissa Santellan
Aubrey Stark
Christian Brant
J. M. Brown
Ederika Austin
Kimberly Fonseca
Yamelin Catalan
Lianna Albritton
Joseph Long
Ciera Munoz
Anahi Ramos
Makayla Wilson
Shelby Zeigler
Ashley Kelley
Marc Anthony Delatorre
Bryce Hernandez
Bibiana Mier
Javier Montoya
Jessica'Roland
Valeria Lopez
James Neel
Sandra Cruz
Alivia Hodges
Joel Martinez
Trey Stephens
Conchita Torres
Dustin Willis
Carrie Taylor
Julie Harrison
Denali Briones
Isaiah Torres
Joely Garza
Josiah Mirabella
Matthew Tyson
Noah Torres
Quinton Yates
Sarah Carlton
Shelby Spencer
Tara Hines'
Tom Pace
Daisy Badillo
Anthony Rosado
Rachel St. Fort
Jose Castillo
Andrea McVay
Colen Oakes
Hailey McLeod
Jerika Rimes
Jose Vera
Mateo Maldonado
Kory Giles

SECOND GRADE
Brooke Shaw
Cole TerrelL
Damar Harrisa
Dora Cardoza
Ellie Palmer
Gabriella Ruiz
Lindsey Barwick
Sarai Santana
Shelby Gibson


Savannah Mullins
Mercedes Owens
Conrad Pace
Maribel Rodriguez
Alicia Ruiz
Rico Arana
Erika Garcia
Mariela Miramontes
Cody Ellis
John Waldran
Emily Pierce
Lexi Harris
Emily Patarini
Jax Ullrich
Joley Pleger
Kylie Mirabella
Nicholas Sellers
Tanner Carlton
Yatzine Sanchez
Alexx Brant
Brilyance Augustus
Darwyn Howard
Dawson Ratliff
Joshua Ward
Josue Arana
Maria Paniagua
Rene Medina
Selene Espinoza
Yisselle Mier
Sophie Cardenas
Sophia Diakomihalis
Kara Friers
Lilianna Ponce
Miguel Ruiz
Miguel Cardoza
Jerry King-Lopez

THIRD GRADE
Soraya Castillo
Rosie Fimbres
Connor Pritchard
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Parker Carlton
Kyle Choate
Morgan Crews
Shayna Harned
Vaughn Kirkland
Kendall Winter
Wyatt Zeigler
James McGee
Selena Miranda
Aaron Delatorre
Lisa Crouse
Landon Albritton
Holly Brown
Abby Clark
Brooklyn Graham
Hayden Lindsey
Amber Westberry
Gustabo Lopez

FOURTH GRADE
Rebecca Albritton
Hannah Carlton
Seth McGee
Dalton Tubbs
Carly Wadsworth
Morgan Walters
Xochil Zavala
Josie Moore
Trequan Holley
Lily Strickland


Alexandra Dotson
Cheyenne Pohl
Dashawna Goad
Genesis Torres
Jonathan Martin
Hayden Hawthorne
Jordan Evers
Kaydance Owens
Kristen Burkett
Logan Gunnoe
Mara Goodwyn
Morgan Evans
Reyna Kirkland
Sarah McClenithan
Savannah Aubry
Shelby Dees
Adam Salas
Karan Limbachiya
Eduardo Lopez
Kelsie Earls
Rebeca Espinoza
Gabrielle Allen
Deisy Piedad
Kristian Judah
Brenda Miramontes
Stephanie Narciso
Felimon Olivera
Donesha Wilson
Essance McGee

FIFTH GRADE
Anahi Arroyo
Patrick Carlton
Diana DeSantiago
Brooke Dixon
Cesar Fimbres
Milli Jones
Haneen Ottallah
Danielle Smith
Cody Spencer
Alex Ullrich
Rayna Parks
Alexi Santana
Jesse Gazaway
Jose Jurado
Miika DeLaTorre
Hannah Thomas
Miles Yates
Berenice Arana
Makayla Deuberry
Breanna Godwin
Hannah Napier
Roby Paris
Jace Flemer
Leonel Rodriguez
Chris Lee
Angel Mancillas
Kirsten Ramirez
Adriana Olivas
Tatiana Juarez
Maria Gonzales
Kristiana Fleurimond
Elizabeth Alvarez
Raymond Hall
Guadalupe Rosales
Javier Hernandez ,
Raquel Maldonado
Dana Terrell
Gemi Saunders
Alexandra Lopez
Alysa Salazar
Caitlin Dufresne
Augustine Sanchez


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IT'S MAGIC!


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Scott Humston, a magi-
cian from Mount Dora,
performed before a
roomful of children at
the Hardee County
Public Library last week.
Humston (top photo)
performs at churches,
schools and libraries
with positive messages
for children. He has per-
formed in many states
and three times at the
White House in Wash-
ington, D.C. Griffin
Clark (below) was given
this balloon dog made
by Humston, who said,
"The more you read, the
more you know." The
library is open 9 to 6:30
Monday, 9 to 5:30 Tues-
day through Thursday, 9
to 4 on Friday, and 9 to
noon Saturday.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
July 03, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following ordi-
nance:
ORDINANCE NO. 08-21
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida, amending ordi-
nance 08-12, providing for deletion of text per request of
State Department of Revenue but not amending actions
taken or original intent to impose a six (6) cent local
optional fuel tax upon every net gallon of motor fuel and
diesel fuel sold in Hardee County and taxed under the
provisions of Section 206.41, 206.87, and Section
336.025 of the Florida Statutes; providing that the impo-
sition shall be effective for a period of ten (10) years,
beginning January 01, 2009; providing distribution, pur-
suant to the interlocal agreement method as set forth in
Section 336.025 of the Florida Statutes between Hardee
County and Municipalities located therein representing a
majority of the incorporated area population within the
-county; providing for severability; and providing for an
effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Commissioners Office at least two (2)
working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with
Florida Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspec-
tion during regular office hours at 412 West Orange
Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone
863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 6:19c


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BE AWARE!


NWES Honor Roll

Fourth Nine Weeks


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
These students are winners in the Hazardous Weather Poster & Essay Contest spon-
sored each year by the Hardee County Emergency Management Department. All
!received their awards at a recent meeting of the Hardee County School Board. Shown
with their parents are (front row, from left) Efrain Martinez, Carolina Ibanez, Erica
Vasquez, Althea Madronal and Rouke Madronal. Helping to congratulate the winners
are (from center, left) Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones, Emergency Management
Director Rich Shepard and teacher Michelle Shepard.


ALL-STAR BENEFIT


COURTESY PHOTO
The Dixie Belles, Hardee's 13-to-15-year-old All Star team, will be selling hot dogs,
hamburgers, tamale dinners and baked good on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. in front
of Wal-Mart. The team will also operate the concession stand at the Recreation
Complex off Altman Road during the men's and women's softball games. All profits will
help fund a trip to Belleview where the girls will be playing in the state tournament on
July 4.


KINDERGARTEN
Aguilar, Gabriel
Ahir, Puja
Arana,Misael
Arvizu, Saul
Atchley, Hallie
Avalos, Cruz
Beers, Alyssa
Camarillo, Elizabeth
Cantu, Dalton
Cavazos, Robert,
Chagoya, Gustavo
Chavez, Gisselle
Chavez, Karla
Chiguil, Juan
Consuegra, Jasmine
Contreras, Jacob
Deloera, Maria
Duran, Rene
Escobedo, Araceli
Farias, Brianna
Flores,,Isela
Ford, Hannah
Gainous, Nicholas
Garland, Rachel
Gomez, Sandra
Gonzalez, Citlaly
Guajardo,CoRon
Guerrero,Rosa
Gutierrez, Omar
Hodges, Ellis
Jackson, Linzy
Jimenez, Samantha
Lopez,Jesus
Luberis, Jinny
Luciano, Jeremy
McClenithan, Elaina
Miller, Trista
Nichols, Promise
Ordehi, Laura
Pacheco, Saul
Pate, Hugh
Paulino-Pena, Diana
Powell, Elijah
Presley, Hunter
Pulido, Dorian
Ramirez,Daniel
Roberts, Weston
Rodriguez, Angel
Rucker, Bryce
Tapia,Maribel
Terrell, Baleigh
Uriostegui,Martha
Valadez, Brianna
Velasco, Miguel
Weems,Dallas
Welch, Lyndsey
Williams,Cinnamon
Zambrano, Melissa
Zuniga, Damario
FIRST GRADE
Araujo, Marylu


Bandy, Hannah
Boyett, Chanel
Boyette,Lindsey
Canary, Haley
Cano, Anahi
Coo4 Marvin
Deloera, Patricia
Diaz-Gomez, Daniel
Dimock, Makenna
Escobedo, Daniel,
Flores, Viviana
Garza, Devina
Glisson, Hannah
Guerrero, Ramiro
Gutierrez, Estefani
Gutierrez, Jasmine
Hernandez, Adelfo
Kedzior, Rebecca
Kulig, JC
Lee Ebony
Lopez, Ruben
Maldonado, Jennifer
Martinez, Erica
Mata-Chagoya, Jose
McGuckin, Drew
McLeod Randy
Mejia-Flores, Betsy
Molina, Marisa
Mooney, Haley
Morales, Juaquin
Moseley, Tyler
Mosley, Beyonce
Obregon, Daniel
Patel, Anant
Patino, Antonio
Pena, Elias
Plata, Kareli
Pluviose, Emmanuel
Powell, Kaitlyn
Purser, Lane
Rameriz Marta
Ramirez, Fatima
Reynolds, Laura Kate
Rigney, Drew
Rimes, Devan
Rivera, Bernadette
Rivera, Eddie
Roberts, Drew
Rojas, Rodrigo
Romero, Eric
Salazar Lillian
Saldana Yenny
Salgado, Ricky
Sambrano Marcus
Short, Christina
Soto, Enrique
St. Louis, Jean
Thornton Cain
Thornton, Caleb
Trenado, David
Villasana, Idolina
Walker Jansen


Webb, Tony
Yang Dexter
Zamora, Christian

SECOND GRADE
Ahir, Krupa
Benitez, Miguel
Bone, Taylor
Gomez, Nubia
Gonzales, Cecilio
Leon, Angel
Lopez, Sydni
Macias, Zachary
Neel, Alexis
Nichols, Nick
Norris, Garrett
Perez, Carlos
Rosales, Cori Ann
Smith, KeiTdral
Weeks, Elizabeth

THIRD GRADE
Baker, Willie
Bembry, Jessica
Benitez, Adan
Bursler, Lance
Canary, JT
Durrance, Laina
Elizalde, Janie
Farias, Lorenzo
Farr, Darby
Ford, Desiree
Gonzales, Marisa
Gonzalez, Chris
Hartman, Molly
Hernandez, Odalis
Kulig, Rayann
Marcial-Palacios,
Kathy
Mendieta, Rodrigo
Roberts, Cade
Salaam, Atiya
Saldana, Rosendo
Santoyo, Jesse
Silos, Antonia
Valletutti, Noah
Vargas, Litzy
Villazana, Priscilla
Watson, Gannon
Weeks,Audra
Welch, Sarah
Yang, Destiny

FOURTH GRADE
Altieri, Caleb
Bennett, Emily
Calvillo, Sonya
Cavazos, Brianna
Chavez, Alexis
Ehrenkaufer, Felise


Fulk, Shane
Garland, Joel
Haque, Jarin
Hinerman, Jennifer
Hodges, Faith
Hull, Christopher
Johnson, Emily
Melendez, Alexis
Mitchell, McClain
Mondragon, Mireya
Morales, Crystal
Mosley, Jakayla
Negrete, Samuel
Ortiz-Ortiz, Julissa
Patel, Sawan
Perez, Jorge
Powell, Cassidy
Rivers, Chauncey
Rodriguez, Cristina
Rodriguez, Fabian
Saldana, Zozimo
Seay, Rebecca
Sustaita, Danny
Thompkins, Jasmine
Thompson, Joselyn
Toledo, Escar
Valadez, Martha
Walker, Colton
Wallace, Austin
Weeks, Danielle
Wolgast, Emelie



FIFTH GRADE
Cruz, Yasmine
Galarza, Maria
Lopez, Maria
Lopez, Randi
Lopez, Rebeca
Pearson, Devin
Ramirez, Adam
Vela, Jesus
Albritton, Emily
Bursler, Paige
Clax, Ciara
Craycraft, Patrick
Derby, Hayley
Farr, Allison
Harvey, Chloe
Jernigan, Hannah
King, Sadie
Martinez, Honesty
McMillian, Dasmine
Pacovich, Jacob
Paris, Elizabeth
Perez-Gomez, George
Salgado, Anabel
Spinks, Nancy
Thompson, Michelle
Vickers, Destiny


4500 Acres






in 22 Tracts


Tracts ranging from 54 to 457 acres


Outstanding Development

Potential on Charlie Creek

Adjacent to Ben Hill Griffin Ranch


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Situated on Highway 17 (SR 35) between Wauchula & Arcadia Florida


Grove Production

Sod Harvesting

Agricultural Uses

Abundant Wildlife

Great Hunting


Sale Site:
Turner Agri-Civic Center
2250 NE Roan Street,
Arcadia, FL 34266







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(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
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PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
Full-time, 10-month faculty position to teach Psychology and
related courses beginning in the Fall (August, 2008). Master's
degree in Psychology (or 18 graduate semester hours in Psy-
chology and a Master's degree) required; Ph.D preferred. Post-
secondary and distance learning experience strongly preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants who have 18 additional
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


06 PLANTATION TRACTOR, 25
HP, 4WD, front loader, bush hog,
$6,500. 735-0134. 6:19p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


2002 HONDA VTX 1800 R, 10K
mi., fully loaded. Must see to
appreciate, $10,000. 767-0922,
781-3971. 6:19-7:17p
1988 V-6, 3800 PONTIAC engine
with transmission, 51K, $700
OBO. 773-4372. 6:19p
1997 CAVALIER, 4 cyl., cold air,
$2,500; 1994 Pontiac, $500; 1991
Olds, $500; 1993 GMC small
truck, $1,500. 375-4068. 6:19p


POST
OFFICE *
NOW
HIRING


Fed Ben., OT


Not afft w/USPS who hlre.
1-866-749-1415


1989 GRAND MARQUIS, $800,
good work car. 863-269-7367,
863-448-6432. 6:12-19p
2003 FORD F150, $4,000. 781-
1062. 6:19c
1989 GRAND WAGONEER,
$2,500. 863-773-4264. 6:5-26p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


RANGER BASS BOAT, 2004,
90HP Yamaha and new aluminum
trailer, garage kept, $5,000. 773-
9179. 6:19-26p


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LARGE RECLINER, forest green,
good condition, $50. 735-0098,
832-0309. 6:19p



POSITION AVAILABLE for oil
tech/entry level tech. Please
apply in person in our service
department. Alan Jay Ford of
Wauchula. DFWP/EOE 6:19c
HELP WANTED: POSITION avail-
able for full time housekeeper.
Applicants must be able to clear
background screening the FDLE.
Paid vacation after one year and
medical insurance is offered. If
interested call 863-773-9557 for
more information. 6:19c
MECHANIC HEAVY equipment
In hydraulics & welding. Call
Florida Citrus Service. 863-993-
1138. 6:19-26c


SPREADER DRIVER Class D
license, experienced, motivated,
dependable, and clean record.
Benefits and paid holidays, DFWP
Keen Farm & Grove Service, Inc.
Call Patty at 941-737-1484.
6:12-7:10p
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Person
with auto retail skills, pays atten-
tion to details, self motivator,
great communication skills, com-
puter and bookkeeping knowl-
edge. Bilingual A+, must be will-
ing to work on Saturday every
other week. Would prefer some-
one with auto detailing back-
ground and willing to work detail-
ing Into business. Base pay, plus
commission. Contact 863-773-
2213 for application or appoint-
ment. 6:5tfc
NOW HIRING Island of
Adventure Chlldcare Center, must
have CDA. Cali 767-0800. 5:1tfc


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Apartments

Fort Meade
2BR/2B, laundry, patio, C/HA, $600
month plus deposit

2BR/1B, furnished, utilities & cable
included, $800 month, plus deposit

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

5 + acres in eastern Hardee; native grasses.
$64,900
NEW PRICE for this older home with lots of
charm! Tall ceilings, hardwood floors and
large rooms are just some of the features in this
3B/2Bth home located in Wauchula. $99,900
Corner lot with 3B/1Bth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. $155,000
15 Acres of pasture plus 3B/lBth C/B home in
need of repair; metal barn. $235,000
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. $255,000
MINI FARM 5 acre tract with 3/1 CB home;
updated kitchen; property is fenced for horses
or cattle. $199,000
LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, this 3B/lBth, C/B home is situated on 1
acre. $155,000


SERVICE YOU


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


Bus. (863) 773-0007 .
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert
TWO STORY GOLF COURSE HOME!
3B/3.5Bth; large rooms with laminate and tile
floors; many extras; nice curb appeal! $350,000
CHOOSE YOUR COLORS when you select
building plan; constructing 3 and 4 bedrooms,
C/B homes; prices start at $133,000
Looking for that perfect building site or week-
end retreat? This 5 acre tract has large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife. $99,000
Excellent location for building your new home;
1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer. deed
restricted area. $40,000
Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
10 acres with 12" well; nice area for your new
home. $365,000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
way 17 frontage. $100,000
5 acre tract of land; paved road frontage; east-
ern Hardee. $125,000


CAN COUNT ON E
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MALAKINI; ItI Ea, I irwrEs A. EASY.


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


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! 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, 1B, central A/H located
on busy Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Great for
Business or Home or Both. Only $85,000.
ALMOST NEW!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot In great neighborhood. Built in 2006,
Includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. Reduced from
$137,900 to $129,900.
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 HOME!! 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.
THREE SETS OF DUPLEXES on Hwy 66, Buy one
at a time or all three, great Investment property!!!
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $159,500; 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
for $155,000 and 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with
Fireplace for $169,900.
JUST LISTED!! 27.5 acres with a 2 bedroom, 1
bath home in the Center HiI area fronts beautiful
Payne Creek. Includes 12 acres of Irrigated cit-
rus grove and barn. Seller will consider dividing
property into parcels. Call today for details.
$350,000.


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 acres on Hwy.
62, large building included. $750,000.
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 of
$165,000 or bring offer.

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!!!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front
porch and large fenced yard. In nice neighbor-
hood!!!


FEATURES OF THE WEEK NEW LISTINGS!!! g
LAKE LOTELAIII Home with enclosed Inground pool. Completely remodeled with brand
new stainless steel appliances Including stove, refrigerator, built in microwave oven,
dishwasher, washer and dryer. Grahite countertops In kitchen and bathrooms. Pinecrest
golf course across road. This property Is approved for ExpressPath Financing. "Please
contact listing agent for more Information." $364,500.
A TOUCH OF CLASSIll Located on Florida Ave. This beautiful home sits on 1 acre +,
Upstairs 3 large Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Downstairs has Dining room, Kitchen, Den, living
room, family room with large Bathroom. Front and back porch, and gorgeous hard wood
floors! Graceful selection of Color schemes to reflect the era of 1920s. This house Is a
show place. Shown by appointment only. $245,000. cle:12c


Guavas
Made for Cobblers (recipe included)

$5.00 quart
also
Homemade Guava Jam

(863) 735-0349 cl6:12-26p


azalea apartments

Now accepting Applications!
3 Bedroom Apartment *
Handicap Unit available *
Rental rates beginning at $530S
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for Qualified applicants *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138


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


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Equal Housing Opportunity


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes&. across
from Home l Upot
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GRAND RENTAL STATION now
hiring for the following positions:
shop helper/delivery, (1) full-time
position for accounts pay-
able/accountb receivable admin-
istrative assistant. Applications
available at L. Cobb
Construction, 401 S. 6th Ave.,
Wauchula, next to Burger King,
773-3839 or 773-0807. DFWP,
criminal background and driver's
license checked prior to hiring.
6:19c
SELF-MOTIVATED, honest, pro-
fessional individual needed for
automotive sales team at English.
Call Kevin Hanchey at 773-4744.
6:12-19c
MECHANIC -diesel/heavy equip-
ment, and maintenance, welding
& fabrication a plus, motivated,
dependable, and clean record.
Benefits and paid holidays, DFWP
Keen Farm & Grove Service, Inc.
Call Patty at 941-737-1484.
6:12-7:1 Op

A rhinoceros beetle can
support up to 850 times its
own weight on its back.


DRIVER Class A CDL, local,1
experienced, motivated, depend-1
able, and clean record. Benefits
and paid holidays, DFWP Keen
Farm & Grove Service, Inc. Call
Patty at 941-737-1484.
6:12-7:1 Op



3 MOBILE HOMES including
lots, $99,000 OBO. All currently
rented. Excellent investment
opportunity. 863-245-1507.
6:19-8:21 p
2 BR 1 BATH in Wauchula 863-
767-8938 5:22-6:19p



5 YEAR OLD gelding, all tack.
781-0632. 6:12-19p



DUNE BUGGY frame. Brand new
set of golf clubs. Toddler bed and
accessories. 781-0632. 6:19c


Now Hiring


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QQ Sales 0 Rental, Inc,


For the positions of:



Shop Helper/Delivery


1 Full Time Position for
Accts. Payable/Accts. Receivable
Administrative Assistant


Pick up applications at:
L. Cobb Construction, Inc.
401 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873
(next to Burger King)
Tel:(863) 773-3839 or (863) 773-0807

Drug Free Worl^lace. Criminal background
and driver's license checked prior to hiring.





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


HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2 car
garage. $195,000.

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.

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.

106 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.

1 acre. Great place for your
new home!Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula.Paved road front-
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned
FR.Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


3 BR/2 BA 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 appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.

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.

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.

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!

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)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242


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


GAS STOVE, $2; clfd's4-wheel-
er, like new, $350. 375-4068.
6:19p
JET 3 ELECTRIC scooter, good
condition. 581-0939. 6:19-26p
WURLITZER PIANO with bench,
$400. 773-3518. 6:19p
1985 250 HONDA motorcycle,
1,725 miles, new tires. 773-5878.
6:19-26p
EX-MARK walk behind lawnmow-
er with Kawasaki 17.5 engine,
$600 OBO. 863-245-6106. 6:19p
DELL DESKTOP with WIN 98,
speakers, 17" monitor and key-
board, $300 OBO. 773-9122.
6:12-19p



2005 FLEETWOOD MH, 24'x48',
carport & shed, 55+ Villa Del Sol
in Avon Park. Health reasons,
Reduced to $55,000; furnished;
2BR/2BA, owner only used 12
months. 863-368-0207. 6:12-7:17p
RENT TO OWN 2/2 mobile home
in Mulberry. 735-1462. 6:12-19p


REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381.,
1000. 4:24-6:26p,


DASCHUND PUPPIES 4 male,
mini, chocolate, dapple, $275.
773-4308. 6:19p


AKC BOSTON TERRIER puppies,.
red and white, gorgeous, 8
weeks. 863-453-9584. 6:12-19p
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


KELLER WILLIAMS
-"A A--L.-1:1 Y Y

Mikey Cb din
Realtq \
(863) 781- 698 \

An Independenly Owned Brokirage

New Listings I
20 acres w/2 story 4BR/3BA, 3,900 sq. ft. home. Completely remod-
eled 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.
* 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 alLJFish Branch Rd. Starting at $10,500/acre.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.







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


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


I -- .- ,
3BR/2BA CB home NEW Appliances Included. If
you missed the open house this past Saturday, we
can show you this home located at 4846 Freeman
Avenue, Bowling Green at your convenience.
$142,000.00. MLS # 200077

Last week we talked about trading up on homes
- If you need a larger home or you are facing a
lot of repairs TRADE UP like trading cars -
it's catching wide choice good prices.
Land Land] basis of all wealth out from Zolfo 5 acres
$65,000.00 10 acres $90,000.00.
Best Mobile Home Location 3BR/2BA well maintained mobile
home in Downing Place. Close to shopping hospital and restau-
rants. $77,000.00 MLS # 202856
Ft. Green Area HWY 62 5 acres with 3BR/2BA CB Home -
Computer Room Outbuilding Fenced Trees excellent
Homesite Additional information call free 1-877-632-1906 ext
51 Reduced to $229,000.00 MLS # 201124

JUST A FEW OF OUR LISTINGS WE HAVE MANY MORE -
VISIT US AT w ww.floresrealty.net
FOR A COMPLETE LIST.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WiTH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


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OPPORTUMITY


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


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


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
6:19c


GOLDEN RETRIEVER, male, one
year old, w/cage, $200. 863-441-
6365. 6:19-26p
4 FREE KITTENS, 2 male, 2
female. 735-2603. 6:19nc


NEED GOOD HOME for fine
guard dog. Call 773-9215.
6:12-19p


SHIH TZU PUPPIES, AKC, first
shots. Taking deposits, $300.
Health papers. 941-456-0580.
6:12-7:10P



PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Larry
Knight, Chris Wingate, Kimberly
Johnson, Thomas Esqulval,
Joshua Workman will be sold pur-
suant to warehouseman's lien
said sale will be at Bowling Green
Storage, 5020 Hwy. 17 N.,
Bowling Green, Florida at 9:00
a.m., July 10, 2008. 6:19-26p


BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION, 3
BD, 2 bth, 1750+ sq ft with 1/2
acre. Stove, refrigerator, dish-
washer, and washer and dryer
Included. Beautifully landscaped.
142,000 with seller contributing
$2,000 to buyer's closing costs.
863-245-6106 or 863-773-0662.
6:19p
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.
6:19-7:17p
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



15 HOUSES, APTS, $500, N.D.
20,000 Commercial. 773-2177,
773-6616, 832-1965. 6:19-7:17p


NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

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

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity c6 12.-30c


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Joe Le Dwis
I N C... R E ALTERS


(863) 781-0153


See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Now this is country riverfront
property! 20- acs w/750ft of
relaxing Peace River frontage.
$190,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 ac
pastureland is fenced & has a
4-in diameter well. Great for
horses or cattle. Secluded loca-
tion would make excellent
homesite! NOW $10,000/ac!

Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!

82 acs: metal barn w/horse
stalls, well, 5 pastures with
water to each, deer & turkey.
Beautiful oaks. $899,000!
5.4 acs tracts, pasture & Oak
trees. Possible owner financing.
$10,000/ac!

IIOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf course,
community center, fishing pier,
& shops!

Generous 1.5 ac residential
lot in Okeechobee Co is priced
below assessed value for great
investment! $30,000!
Find the privacy you're look-
ing for in this secluded
4BR/3BA home on 12 wooded
acs. Just minutes to Wauchula
or Zolfo Springs. $350,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!


PRICE REDUCED! PEACE
RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06 ac
parcel w/city water & sewer.
Zoned R-1, which can accom-
modate 2 homesites, Being sold
w/0.35 ac parcel, which can
accommodate 1 homesite
NOW $34,500!
Large office building
w/5,432SF total & 3,788SF
A/C Plenty of warehouses for
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C-2
w/100ft frontage on US17S
Wauchula. $750,000!
2.84 acs in the city of
Wauchula zoned R-3, multi-
family residential. City utilities
available. Property has 386 ft
of road frontage & is 345 ft
deep. $150,000!
Two 5 ac parcels improved
pastureland, high & dry. One
parcel has old mobile home.
$14,500/ac!

10 ac improved, fenced pas-
tureland on Abendhoff Rd.
$147,000!
5 lots in Wauchula have total ol
978ft rd frontage. Close to
hospital, schools and shopping.
Call for individual lot prices or
buy all for $95,000!
2.62 ac parcel on Merle
Langford Rd, has pond & is
great size for homesite, recre-
ation or cattle. Eligible for per-
mitting. $66,000!

Green St: Very nice starter
home.. $60,000!

Gorgeous 37 acs on the Peace
River has native areas, tree-
lined paths, open p a s t u r e,
hiking trails and 1400ft of
river frontage. Property is
fenced. $685,000!


REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER nOURS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 DAVID ROYA..............78-.3490
MONICA REAS...;.... ........773.9609 S IY LA.....,8320130
JUAN DELATORRE......781-1128 JA 3 S STAL4frN.. WA1-479
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Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
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8B The lHerald-Advocate, June 19, 2008


The


Classifieds


FOR LEASE- Nice remodeled 3/2
home, yard, large shed. 207 N.
10th, Wauchula, $945 month. 305-
970-1957, 305-338-4976. ,
6:19-7:17p
3BR/1B SW MH, 4 1/2 acres,
Golden Oaks, ZS, $700 month
plus $700 deposit, may consider
contract for deed with good cred-'
It. Cell 772-530-7047, home 772-
336-4411. 6:19p
EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. American South Reality.
6:19tfc
1 BEDROOM APT. includes utili-
,ties, AC, $550 month, $300
deposit, credit check required.
Little Cypress Golf Course. 735-
1333. 6:12-19c


VERY LARGE MH In the country,
3BR/2B, living, dining, central
H/A, fireplace, 2 porches, $800
month plus deposit. 863-245-
7707. 6:12-19p
3BR/1.5 B, ZONED business/resi-
dential, $650 per month, first, last:
and security, 716 N. 7th Avenue.
4BR/2BA, newly renovated in
established subdivision near
schools, $1,500 per month, first,
last and security, 178 Myrtle Dr.
Daytime 863-773-9684, evening
863-773-3678. 6:12-19c
4BR/1 BATH, $750/month,
$750/dep. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-
251-2038. 6:5-7:3p
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:ltfc


Bo says.... "I won't be undersold!!"


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FILL DIRT INC.


* Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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


MIPFOiiAREA -$1'=LT, -AICHUTIA

217 Northil 2ndAve., WFuc!ula j
__ :! 773-0300- 1"


1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site
ready needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
Corner lot in Torrey. Old Dixie Hwy. Heavily wooded.
$20,000.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Large
commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ftT. US 17 frontage.
Formerly Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive.
$80,000.
2.20 Acres Comm. Hwy 17 South. Road Frontage on 3 sides.
$225,000. 6:19c


REDUCED 3BR, 3B, 2 ac. -$19,00. $219,900

Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5'B on 5.7 acres near Manatee Co. line. $449,000.
Call Cindy.


2 BR, 2 lo re.
2 BR, 2B MHq
$199,900.
Make Your V. P
4-5, very secl e
One lot left in hil r
10 ac. Val. grove, irrig. &S


^e, C i ce,jsM $124,900.


berts Special, 5 ac.

in Rental, Sleeps

$75,000.
er ac. Call David.


2 BEDROOM APT. Includes utili-l
ties, AC, $725 month, $300
deposit, credit check required.
Little Cypress Golf Course. 735-
1333. 6:12-19c,
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage In Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UIIrich 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


NEED A BABYSITTER? Affordable
rates. Monday thru Friday. Call
Vicki at 863-375-4408. 6:19p
LONNIES LANDSCAPING -
Flower beds, pull weeds, lawn
maintenance. 773-2208, 781-
0982. 6:19-7:17p


REGISTERED HOME DAYCARE
now has openings. Please call
Mrs. Tina at 735-1793.
Reg.#R14HA0503 6:19-26p
TOMMY DAVIS LAWN CARE, free
estimates, Irrigation repairs, land-
scaping and clean outs, some
tree and hedge trimming, 863-
781-4055, 15 years experience.
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ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE!
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.!
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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-
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Pay rate: $20,673.46 ($9.94/hrly) -
$28, 498.60 ($13.70/hrly)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge
Department. Knowledge of the general practices applied
in the care and operation of a wide variety of light and
heavy construction and maintenance equipment. Ability
to perform preventative maintenance on related equip-
ment.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
A valid FL Class "B" CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on county web site: www.hardeecounty.net. Please sub-
mit the applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL.
Phone:(863)773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position is
open until filled. EOE-F\M\V c.1:1r


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that never hurts.
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additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glasq rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
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BARRY'S LAWN CARE AND
LANDSCAPING INC., commercial
and residential, licensed and'
Insured. Call 448-7009. 6:12-19p:
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
Summer savings average yard,!
ZS, Wauchula, BG, $25, includes'
mowing, weedeating, blow off dri-
veway and walk. Licensed/In-
sured. 863-781-2129. 6:5-7:3p
LOOKING FOR A SUMMER
TUTOR to help your elementary
aged child become a better read-
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
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and Installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


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Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
773-3293 or 781-4641.
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Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
!Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc



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SATURDAY, 1781 Griffin Rd. starts
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SATURDAY 8 11 a.m., all size
clothes, 310 Polk Rd., Wauchula.
6:19p
FRI. & SAT., 8:00 to 12:00, 1243
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ELLEN'S THRIFT SHOP, 4709 N.
Central, BG, next to train depot.
Lots and lots of merchandise,
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Lindo Club, Hwy. 17 S. Wauchula,
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Hilltop Elementary School


Names Its 'Leading Lions'


Leading Lions from the first grade included (front row, from left) Ivan Rodriguez,
Angela Venegas, Jessi Valdiviez, Alauna Norwood, Jasmine Gonzalez, Adrian
Hernandez and Eduardo Arroyo; (back row) Jackie Contreras, Ana Guevarra, Colton
Johns, Rut Arzate, Rigoberto Salazar, Jennifer Lucatero and Shomarri Graham.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hilltop Elementary School kindergarteners who were on their best behavior were (front
row, from left) Yuraida Santiago, Galilea Rodriguez, Tanner Congleton, Adrian
Mondragon, Handorich Martinez and LeeAnna Reas; (back row) Jessica Pascual,
Amber Murphy, Arturo Bautista, Alejandro Sandavol, Isaly Alamia, Angelina Sanchez
and Minerva Santiago.


Third-grade Leading Lions who showed good conduct included (front row, from left)
Mayrany Jaimes, Mary Sinclair, Adrian Santiago, Joel-Sanchez-Cruz and Ezequiel
Torres; (back row) Leah Kelly, Monica Torres, Ariana Ramos, Yolanda Arroyo, Julio
Paulino, Thomas Atchley and Cindy Diego.


Second graders who excelled in their academics were-(fr ogf from left) Austin
Ambris, William Derringer, Stephanie Macedo, Javier Rojas, Jaf Ureste, Jubencio
Toribio and Jasmine Otero; (back row) Domingo Arroyo, Jose Montero, Kevin Taylor,
Kaela Villegas, Adrian Martinez, Lucero Paz and Alex H 'pandez.


Hilltop Elementary School fifth graders who possessed good leadership qualities
included (front row, from left) Daynaa Cruz, Cassidy Klein, Kelley Torres, Caitlin
Casteneda and Enrique Dela Rosa; (back row) Maria Morales, Gabriela Rodriguez,
Rene Sanson, Jose Diaz, Madeleine Zamora and Brenda Pascual.


Leading Lions from the fourth grade who had a positive att
school were (front row, from left) Russell Weems, Karley WI
Doyle Collom, Jessi Trevino and Jackeline DeLoCruz; (bac
Jessica Lopez, Sheyla Medina, Mario Bautista, Daisy Lemus
Jordan Petrie.


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Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


4'~;- A


A DAY
Doug's work was impeccable. He was organized and he pre-
sented himself professionally. Yet he had one flaw which could
cave in an entire project. The project was never on schedule not
even close.
I started our conversation by listing the traits I appreciated
about him. Then it came to the poke-you-in-the-eye time: "Doug,
if you can't stay on schedule, you're not going to work for me any-
more." His only response was five tersely measured words: "Just
give me a day!" I did; I gave him an ultimatum to meet the next
deadline.
Does God ever give us a "that's-it" ultimatum? Sure, when we
die, but how about pre-death? Is there a thus saith the Lord: "Shape
up or I'm through with you?"
The Bible says: "Give thanks to God. He is good. His loving,
kind mercy has no vanishing point; it endures forever." Is this good
news? Will God extend His mercy indefinitely'?
Wait. The Bible says more. Looking in Romans 1, we see three
parallel phrases: '1.) "God gave them over in the sinful desires of
their hearts"; 2.) "God gave them over to shameful lusts"; and 3.)
"God gave them over to a depraved mind."
Yes, God has an absolute limit.
When does a person cross the line? I don't know. But if a per-
son does, God will give a person over to his own sin. He will
remove His restraint: "Have it your way." This spiral into a sinful
abyss will cripple many people's lives.
Doug chose his consequences. The day came; the day went.
He failed to deliver a promised timely completion. Our business
relationship was severed.
Think you might be near the edge with God? Turn around 180
degrees and run toward the loving, kind, merciful God.
"Just give me a day." Today.
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.








10B The Herald-Advocate, June 19, 2008


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 ADEUA-
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 ACTION
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 ADELI-
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 orie)
(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 Disabilites 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 8637732161.412 W
ORANGE ST. RM A102. WAUCHU-
LA FL. 33873. If hearing Impaired,
contact (TDD) 8009558771 via
Florida Relay System.

This Is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used for that purpose.


IN THE CIRCUIT COU
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLO

Case No.: 252008CA
FIRST NATIONAL BANK 0
WAUCHULA, a banking co
tion under the laws of the
Florida, *
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH A. REAS and CI
G. REAS, as Husband and
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F. S
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that p
to Final Default Judgme


Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on June 9, 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 2 day of
July, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., the fol-
lowing-described property:

Tract No. 67 The W1/2 of
the E1/2 of the N1/2 of the
SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of
Section 32, Township 33
South, Range 26 East,
Hardee County, Florida.
Subject to a non-exclusive


easement for Ingress and
egress and public utilities
over the South 30 feet
thereof.

Together with a 60 foot
wide non-exclusive ease-
ment (Thoroughbred Road)
for Ingress and egress and
public utilities with It's cen-
ter line described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NW
corner of the SW1/4 of the
NW1/4 of Section 32,
Township 33 South, Range
26 East, Hardee County,
Florida, run thence South
0014'10" East along the
West boundary of said
SW1/4 of the NW1/4,
822.51 feet to the Point of
beginning. Run thence
North 89041 '24" East,
431.29 feet, thence North
73"53'28" East, 250.06 feet,
thence North 89041'24"
East 638.58 feet, thence
North 72004'52" East,
298.92 feet, thence North
89*41 '55" East, 991.62 feet
to the end of this descrip-
tion. Together with 2006
Horton Double Wide
Mobile Home ID#
H184209GL, Title#
95782843, ID#
H184209GR, Title#
95782785.
Dated this 9 day of June, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


IN THI CIRCUIT COURT C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
OF FLORIDA, IN AND F
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 0'
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHERYL RIVERS, BENEFIC
FLORIDA, INC., AND UNKN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given p
to Final Judgment of Fore
for Plaintiff entered In this
on June 9, 2008, In the
Court of Hardee County, Fl
will sell the property asitu
Hardee County, Florida de
as:

EAST 66 FEET OF LOT
AND 3 OF BLOCK 8
AVALON PARK ADDIT
TO THE CITY OF WAUC
LA, HARDEE COUI
FLORIDA, AS PER P
BOOK 2,PAGE 75.
and commonly known a
TENNESSEE STREET, WA
LA, FL 33873; Including the
ing, appurtenances, and
located therein, at public
the highest and best bidi
cash, All sales are held
Hardee County Courthous
West Main Street, Wai
Florida (North Door, Front
on July 2, 2008 at 11 am.
Any persons claiming a
est In the surplus from the
any, other than the property
as of the date of the lis p
must file a claim within 6
after the sale.
Dated this 10 day of June

Clerk of the Circu
By C. Ti
Deputy


All creditors of the d
6:12,1go and other persons havin
)DF THE or demands against th
'UIT dent's estate on whom a
FOR this notice Is served must
claims withth this court WIT
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF
00018 DATE OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE
DAYS AFTER THE DATE
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
ON THEM.

All other creditors of ti
CIAL dent and persons having c
IOWN demands against the de
estate must file their cla
this court WITHIN 3 I
AFTER THE DATE OF TH
.I PUBLICATION OF THIS N

ALL CLAIMS NOT SC
ursuant WITHIN THE TIME PERIC
closure FORTH IN SECTION 733
i cause THE FLORIDA PROBATE
Circuit WILL BE FOREVER BARR
lorlda, I
ated In NOTWITHSTANDING TI
scribed PERIOD SET FORTH ABC
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YE
MORE AFTER THE DECI
-S 2 DATE OF DEATH IS BARR
OF
ION The date of first public
:HU- this Notice Is June 19, 200
NTY,
LAT Personal Repres
PHILLIP BUI
793 Bum
is: 605 Wauchula, Florid
.UCHU- Attorney for Personal
s build- Representative:
fixtures JANE M. HANCOCK
sale, to FLORIDA BAR NO. 314002
der, for Clifford M. Ables, III, PA.
at the 202 W. Main St., Ste. 103
se, 417 Wauchula, FL 33873
uchula, (863) 773-0500
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n Inter-
sale, If
y owner
endens
i0 days

e, 2008.

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ty Clerk
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disabilities needing a
accommodation to partic
this proceeding should
the Dept. of Children & I
Legal Department, 1014 S
Ave., Wauchula, FL
Telephone (863) 773-9746
than seven days prior to
ceeding. If hearing Ir
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, o
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Relay Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY

Delol
as his Depi


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLO
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008C
IN RE: ESTATE OF

REBA N. BUMBY,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT(
The administration of t
of REBA N1. BUMBY, d
whose date of death was
2008, is pending In thi
Court for Highlands
Florida, Probate Dlvls
address of which Is 417 W
Street, Wauchula, Florid
The names and address
personal representative a
personal representative's
are set forth below.


Each friend repre
world in us, a world
not born until they
and it is only by this
that a new world is bo
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special
cipate in "n
contact
Families-
outh 6th
33873,
, no later
the pro-
Or Voied Greetings from Fort Green!
Florida Praise the Lord, Fort Green
received rain, and 1.4 inches in
my yard and that is wonderful!
, CLERK For our little part of our won-
by derful county, we have been
s Franks busy. Kenny Watson had a
uty Clerk major heart attack and our com-
5:29-6:19 munity was called on to pray
for our neighbor. He had bypass
IT FOR surgery in Sarasota and is doing
ORIDA better. There is a long way to go
)N unless .things have changed
;P00005o drastically in the 16 years since
Kay Silverman had three by-
passes. That was a nerve-
wracking time for his family, so
everyone needs to remember
/ Kenny's family also.
The Cooper clan had a family
ORS reunion in the fellowship hall.of
he estate Fort Green Baptist last Satur-
eceased, day. Family came from far and
i May 18. near to join in the fun and good
e Circuit eating. Duane Avard's daughter,
County, Denise, told everyone goodbye
ion, the
Vest Main as she and her family would not
a 33873. be with us next year. They are
as of the moving to New Zealand.
nd of the This is going home for her
attorney husband, so they were excited.
She will be missed, as she is an
decedent outgoing person, always prais-
g claims ing the Lord for her family her-
ie dece- itage being rich in the upbring-
copy of ing and training of the ways of
t file their the Lord. She includes Aunt
rHIN THE
TER THE Zula and Uncle Tom and Uncle
)UBLICA- Clarence as part of this heritage,
OR 30 along with all her other aunts
OF SER- and uncles.
NOTICE One interesting item to me
from this reunion was the fact
he dece- that Louise Cooper, who lives
claims or in Bowling Green and would be
cedent's called elderly by some, still'
Ims with mows her yard with a push
MONTHS mower. That is quite an accom-
IE FIRST plishment for a 90-year-old
OTICE. lady!

O FILED The Fort Green Baptist fel-
)DS SET lowship hall counter was full
3.702 OF with gorgeous and good- tasting
E CODE cakes Sunday night. We had the
IED. annual "Men's Bakeoff Con-
HE TIME test." Bud Abbott won the Best
VE, ANY Tasting and the Best Overall
EARS OR honor. He used Mildred Coop-
EDENTS er's icing recipe and added his
IED.- own version of bananas, pine-
cation of apple and strawberries between
8.on of the layers. It was good, moist
and very pretty.
entative: Randy Davis won the Best
MBY, JR. Looking. He baked a chocolate
iby Lane cake with chocolate icing and
da 33873 leaves and rose petals dipped in
chocolate. He used a "Paula
Dean" recipe for this beautiful
2 and good-tasting cake.
Others entering the contest
were Lee Chancey, Dennis
Sasser, Clint Walker and Brian
6:19,26c Laker. Everyone had a sugar
high after tasting six cakes.
sents a The ones present voted'secretly
possibly on their choice, so you had to
arrive eat to know how to vote!
meet g Mike Davis told me he and
)rn. Pam had canned 114 jars of
nai Nin green beans on Saturday. Now


.iNews


that is a lot of work and a big
accomplishment for young peo-
ple. So many young couples
would not know where to begin.
With the floods in the Corn
Belt, grocery store prices will
increase, so if you can put up
food you are ahead of the game.
The ones of you who are not
elderly but my age probably did
not have fifth grade banquets
when you were in school.
They had them when my
daughter was in school, so they
have been going on for some
time. Maykala Chancey was
telling me about her banquet.
She said all the fifth graders
dress up and walk down the
hallways to the cafeteria. All the
other classes clap as they walk
along. When they arrive at the
cafeteria they have a nice lunch
and then they dance. They have
a "DJ" and the cafeteria is dec-
orated real nice.
This is getting them prepared
for what to expect at the eighth-
grade banquet and then on to
the senior banquet! Also,
Makayla attended the Honor
Roll Banquet. She made the
honor roll every grading period
and won the coveted Principle's
Award from Bowling Green
Elementary. Maykala, we are
proud of you and know you will
do great in junior high next
year!
Jessica Bryant had a nice
shower last week. She received.
pretty and useful gifts. A good
time was had by all.
Tammy Waters was excited
last Sunday morning. She and
Dustyn and another couple had
been to the PBR (for you who
don't know, that is Professional
Bull Riding) in Orlando as
spectators, not contestants!
Dustyn had told Tammy he was
going to need to get some new
truck tires and we all know that
is a big expense. Long story
short, Dustyn was chosen to see
if he could toss a cowboy hat
through a Cooper tire in the
middle of the arena. Three
strikes or tosses and you were
out!
Dustyn used all three but on
the last try the cowboy hat
sailed through the tire! He won
a $500 gift certificate toward
the purchase of tires. Tammy
said he was on TV and the kids
enjoyed seeing their dad on TV'
Way to go, Dustyn!
-WRebeka Brown won some
honors recently at the Hardee
Junior High Award Program.
She led in prayer at the opening,
and then received the Presi-
dent's Award, the Best Effort
Award in language arts, and the
High Average Award for social
studies. The Fort Green com-
munity is proud of "Beka,"
along with her parents, grand-
parents and great-grandparents!
Doyle Bryan celebrated his


80th birthday recently with a
lovely ,dinner at the Revell
Barn. Mr. Perry cooked some of
the best ribs I have ever eaten.
All of Doyle's children were
present, and that is the best
birthday gift anyone can have.
One of the highlights was a
video prepared by daughter
Karen's neighbor. It was per-
fect, with the music matching
the photos and the choice of
music was delightful. With all
this modern technology and the
computers, who needs the
movie theatres? Happy birth-
day, Doyle, and we hope you
have many more healthy ones.
Chrysta Chancey and May-
kala enjoyed visiting her high-
school friend, Patrice Himrod
Strange, recently. Chrysta said
they rode horses, ate and stayed
up late and did what friends do
best, talk, talk and more talk!
Patrice's husband is supposed
to come home Sunday from
Afghahistan. We sincerely hope
'he has a safe trip and are happy
he is coming home!
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Blink ate
Sunday dinner with us. It was
not only Father's Day; it was
Mr. Blink's 96th birthday. This
young man has seen some his-
tory, and it is very interesting to
listen to the tales of things he
has done and seen. He also has
a dry wit-and quite often causes
the entire Sunday School class
to erupt in laughter'-
Rebeka Brown also has a
birthday on June 21. Happy
birthday wishes to both of you.
Destiny Fields was in the
hospital but is doing better now.
Paul Clark still has to have
another biopsy. Please remem-
ber to pray for each other and
especially the ones with prob-
'lems.
Remember, Vacation Bible
School begins June 22 at 5:30
pm at Fort Green Baptist.
Everyone is invited, and if you
need transportation please let
the church know.
Until next time, that is all the
news in our little part of Hardee
County.


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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


a SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
IRT TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
RIDA
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
000165 Carlos Enrique Ruiz
F (ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
rpora- YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
State of 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
CRYSTAL you are hereby COMMANDED to
Wife, 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.
ursuant
nt and 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-
ISENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act. persons with






June 19, 2008, The Herald-Ad vo< ; ti 11S


ROTC NEEDS SUPPORT!


KISSING A LOT OF TOADS
Q: Why does every man I go out with end up being a jerk?
Just when I think I have found Mr. Right, he ends up being Mr.
Wrong. What am I doing wrnng? How do I choose the right
mate for me? How many toatd .:!l I have to kiss before I find
my prince?
Signed, Desperately Seeking

A: Honey, I guess you need to start looking beyond the pond
for your mate.
I'm not sure how you find the men you are dating but, appar-
ently, you are searching for love in all the wrong places. There are
good men out there, but you need to pray that God will lead you to
the one who is right for you.
The weird thing is the person you would be most happy with
is usually right under your nose. I met my husband for the first time
in kindergarten. I would have never thought we had so much in
common until we started talking one day. I wasn't looking for a
relationship with him; we started out talking on the phone just as
friends. But, I found myself thinking of him all the time, waiting
for the next phone call. Love crept up on me and came when I least
expected it. We were married a year and half later, and have been
married for 19 years now.
Don't'give up too soon. When you least expect it, your heart is
going to find its soulmate. You don't have to kiss a lot of toads, just
pray and allow God to lead you to the right man.
I know a woman who once claimed for years that God was
going to give her a husband. She stood on that promise without
wavering. Her patience paid off, because she eventually married a
wonderful man.
You need to purpose in your heart to trust the Lord's guidance
in the whole matter. Wait with patience.
A wise friend of mine once said that God knows who can love
you the way you need to be loved. She almost married the wrong
man, and would never normally select the man she did marry as her
lifelong companion. But they fell in love, and she knew God had
chosen for her the perfect mate.
In the Bible, when Sarah died, Abraham sent his servant to
find Isaac a wife. He prayed for God to lead him to the right
woman. God did just that. When the servant brought Rebecca back
to Isaac, he loved her so much. One reason his mission was so
successful was that he looked for her in the right place. He wasn't
out in a bar, party or dance hall looking for Isaac's wife. He went
to where good women could be found. It is very important that you
Sallow yourself to only be in places where good men can be found.
Don't settle for less than what the Father has planned for you.
Sounds like you're attracted to the jerks for some reason. You need
to change that. Only allow yourself to date men who fit a certain
criteria. Don't go out with men just because they ask. Choose your
dates wisely.
Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
yahoo.com or P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873. You can alsc
visit Penny Johnson's Web site at www.pennyjohnson.net or watch
her shows at www.myhwntv.com


Ferdinand Magellan was the first person to lead an expe-
dition sailing westward from Europe to Asia and to cross
the Pacific Ocean.


COURTESY PHOTO
Nick Katzaras, a general manager at CF Industries, and
Chris Anderson, supervisor of safety and training at CF,
present a donation to retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col.
Anthony Hingle, administrator of Hardee Senior High
School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. This
donation will be used for supplies, needed materials and
special equipment. Because of little Air Force funding
and low cadet enrollment affecting traditional means of
raising money (car washes, fund-raisers, etc.), local cor-
porate and business support are needed to help keep
this worthwhile program alive here.


LO IA S AR ET REO


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended June 12, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,152, com-
pared to 7,577 last week and 7,919 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
and heifers were steady.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 122.00-162.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-140.00; and
400-500 lbs., 98.00-118.00.


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs.,
300-400 lbs.,
400-500 lbs.,


Frame No. 1-2:
90.00-140.00;
92.00-106.00; and
87.00-102.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 47.00-
57.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 66.00-
75.00.


On The Agenda


HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its r elbar ses.
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings:
Commission/Zoning public hearing, 8:35 a.m. Four ordi-
nances amend portions of the county Comprehensive Land Use
Plan. Others amend land use on parcels of 366 and 129.81 acres to
residential mixed use.
Authorization to advertise for public hearing on sexual
offender ordinance, 9:35 a.m.
Discussion on implementing impact fees, 10:05 a.m.
Vendors and consultants for Vandolah water/\vastewater
plant, 10:35 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


Pet Ofp jThe We~


Chewey is a chihuahua mix.
He weighs 21 pounds and is a little over a year old.
He has a valid rabies vaccination, so his adoption
fee is only $35. He has a short coat and a long tail.
He likes to stretch his legs, so a fenced in yard is
ideal for him. Chewey was previously kept indoors
and likes children and cats. He is heartworm
negative and is up to date on his shots.
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.


(oghs'tbenin a*log time


Dear Friends,
I have been in chiropractic
practice for 34 years and have
helped thousands feel better and
live healthier and more produc-
tive lives through chiropractic
care. Now I want to introduce one
of our most exciting events in
chiropractic health care. The
debut of the new Torque Release
Technique billed as the first and
newest adjustment technique for
chiropractic's second century. So
if you have been afraid of the
"twisting of your neck" in treat-
ment, you can now get treatment
with this new painless technique
with none of the, "cracking" of
the spine.
For instance, chiropractic care.
may be able to help you if you are
suffering from any of the follow-
ing conditions:
*Migraine headaches
*Lower back pain
*Numbness or soreness in your
arms or legs
*Constant fatigue; lack of ener-
gy
*Muscle spasms, sprains &
strains
*And- a whole host of other
problems ranging from dizziness
to ringing in the ears.
These symptoms can be caused
whenever the vertebrae in your
spine are out of alignment,
because these "Misalign-ments"
directly affect your nervous sys-
tem.
Fortunately, if you are suffer-
ing from any of these problems,
or similar affliction right now,
they may be relieved or eliminat-
ed by proper chiropractic treat-
ment (commonly called adjust-
ment). So if you have always
wanted to "check out" chiroprac-
tic care and see what it t time to
do so because...
for one week $20 will get you
all the services I normally charge
new patients $150 for!
What does this offer include?
Everything. Take a look at what
you will receive . .
*An in-depth consultation
about your health and well-
being...


*A complete chiropractic
spinal examination . .
*A full set of specialized x-rays
to determine if a misalignment in
your spine is causing your pain or
symptoms . (Note: Nobody
gives these kinds of x-rays free.
They would normally cost you at
least $100) . .
*An analysis of your x-rays
and spinal exam results so we can
see what needs to be done to help
relieve your problem ...
*Helpful literature that show
how your body works and why
you experience pain ...
*Answers to all your most
probing questions about chiro-
practic care and what it can do for
you.
Now, as a part of this one-time
offer, you can come in and find
out for certain if you need chiro-
practic care and how it might
help you eliminate the pain you
are feeling.
Before you come in, though,
you will probably want to know a
little about me. So let me tell
you ...
I brought professional chiro-
practic quality here to this area in
1985. Before that I practiced in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for 10
years. I have been examined and
licensed in the states of Florida,
Kentucky and Tennessee. After
graduation from Chiropractic col-
lege, I have done extensive Post
Graduate studies which has
allowed me to successfully deal
with problem cases, structural
rehabilitation, extremity prob-
lems, migraine headaches, etc. I
am a member of the Florida
Chiropractic Society.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC
REALLY WORK?
Absolutely! Here are some
findings from studies done by
chiropractors and orthopedic sur-
geons.
Harvard Medical School
Health Letter Sept. 1990
"Chiropractic treatment of low
back pain which affects 75 mil-
lion Americans, is superior to the
standard regimen administered
by medical doctors, a major


Meet the Docttor


British study has concluded.
Chiropractic almost certainly
confers worthwhile long-term
benefit in comparison with hospi-
tal outpatient management," said
Dr. T.W. Meade, a British med-
ical doctor who headed the study
conducted at 11 hospitals and chi-
ropractic clinics."
Federal Medical Study
Endorses Chiropractic For
Back Pain US Agency for
Healthcare Policy and Research.
December 8, 1994 A panel of
23 doctors headed by Dr.
Stanley Bigos, M.D., Professor of
Orthopedic Surgery, studied
3,900 medical articles on low
back pain. Their conclusions
were that "Chiropractor's manip-
ulation of the spine was more
helpful than any of the following:
traction, massage, biofeedback
acupuncture, injection of steroids
into the spine, back corsets, and
ultrasound. Surgery was benefi-
cial only in 1 out of 100 cases!
MIGRAINE HEADACHES
GONE!
*In Australia, the federal gov-
ernment commissioned a study to
determine if chiropractic care
was effective in treating migraine
headaches. 85 patients who suf-
fered from migraines for an aver-
age of 19 years were divided into
three groups. One group received
chiropractic treatment, the other
two groups received traditional


medical therapy. All three groups
reported some relief, but the chi-
ropractic group reported superi-
ority on all levels studied!
Would you like even more
proof that chiropractic works?
Then listen to these comments
from my patients ...

PATIENT SUCCESS
STORIES
My grandson, Josiah, was not
walking and would not use his
legs and feet when he was 20
months. He could not stand even
if someone was assisting him. I
decided to take him to Dr:
Helveston and after only one
month of treatment Josiah was
pulling himself up using a chair
or table and standing on his own.
Josiah is now 3 years old and is
an active little boy. He continues
to recieve periodic adjustments. I
am convinced that without the
assistance of Dr: Helveston,
Josiah would not be walking
today.
-Mary Pemberton

On August 14, 2004 while
working the hurricane I was
injured in an accident, falling
from a building. This being a
workmans compensation claim I
was put through the ringer I had
X-Rays, exams, probe, pricked,
pinched, shot with needles until I
could not take any more. I had
shots in the back, hip, shoulder
Then came the bad news we must
operate (That Means cut). I was 2
today away from that when a
friend took me to Dr. Helveston.
Yes he worked me over and at
tines it hurt but not near as bad if
I were cut on again. When I 1st
seen the Dr I had my right ann
going numb (FALLING ASLEEP)
my right shoulder as to where I
could not raise it above my head,
my middle back crushed, and the
neck areas stiff. What a mess.
Almost 3 years with the system of
medical Dr 's at least 6 different
Doctors. And 2 different opera-
tion and no better off then I was
when I got hurt, maybe worse. I
have been seeing DR. Helveston
for 7 MO. Now I am back playing


golf playing bdll with my son
working around the house and
enjoying life some better knowing
I am getting the proper care
FINALLY and improving each
visit.
-Chief William Beattie

I want to take this opportunity
to say "Thank You". When I hurt
my back following Hurricane
Charley, leaving me in severe
pain and limited mobility I
thought I would have to see a
back specialist and might even
face surgery. Then someone sug-
gested that I see a Chiropractor.
This was an idea that I wasn't
comfortable with because I have
always been skeptical of
Chiropractors. Not being able to
handle the pain I decided to give
you a chance and I am glad that I
did. After following your 90 day.
treatment and rehabilitation pro-
gram I am as good as I used to be
with complete mobility and pain
free. I praise the Lord that he
worked through you to bring
about healing to my back. I hope
this letter will encourage others
who are just as skeptical as I used
to be to at least consider the pos-
sibility of a Chiropractor Who
knows, it might just work.
-Sincerely,
Rev. Jim Davis
ADHD
A recent study reported in
October, 2006 of an 8 year old
child diagnosed' with ADHD
showed significant improvement
in his behavior and in academic
performance in a two month
treatment period.
BEWARE
According to an article pub-
lished in the New York Times on
February 10, 2007, unintentional
fatal drug overdoses nearly dou-
bled from 1999 to 2004, overtak-
ing falls to become the nation's
second leading cause of death.
GUARANTEE OF GREAT
SERVICE
Obviously I cannot guarantee
results. No one can. But there is
one guarantee I can give you,


that is a guarantee to give miN best
effort.
Plus, if I do not think I can help
you, I will tell you and refer you
to another specialist who might
be able to help.

LIMITED TIME OFFER
Obviously, with an off.ei like
this, I cannot afford to do it for
very long. So I picked June 23-
27.
If you'd like to take me up on
my offer and see what chiroprac-
tic can do for you, all you hai c to
do is call our office and set up an
appointment.
Phone 773-9713
Call This Number Only
Call anytime between the
hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm
Monday through Friday. Tell the
receptionist you'd like to come in
for the Special Introductorv
Examination between June 23-
27.
I expect to get flooded with
appointments for this event, so
please call as soon as possible to
assure that you do not miss out.
Thank you very much, and I
look forward in trying to help on
get rid of your pain so you can
start living a healthier, more pro-
ductive life.
Sincerely,
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WHITE KIDS HAD SCHOOLS,


BLACKS WENT To A CHURCH


By VINCENT DERBY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your full name?
A: Naomi Lindsey.
Q: Where were you born, and
when?
A: Bowling Green, on March 31,
1941.
Q: How rd,
was school fl.
back then?
A: She '
went to school in a church. The whites
did have regular schools but the blacks
didn't because there wasn't enough
money.
Q: Did you walk to school?
A: Yes. Most of the time we had to
walk to school barefooted and some-
times did have shoes, but not always.
Q: How many children do you
have?
A: I have four.
Q: Did you have struggles growing
up?
A: Plenty, like no shoes, barefooted,
no money to get the supplies we need-
ed.
Q: How did ya'll dress back then as
a kid?
A: In high school, we wore sand-
loafers and pennyloafers. The outfits
we had were mostly dresses, also socks,
slips and big bows in our head.
Q: What was the school name and
how many kids were in the class?
A: Bowling Green Elementary
Chester Road Baptist Church. In the
classes there were about 50 kids.
Q: What did your parents do for a
living?
A: My mom did housework; my dad,
anything he could find. People mostly
farmed back then, it was the main
process. . ..... ... .. ... ...
Q: What kind of responsibilities did
you have?
A: I had to wash the dishes that we
had, also iron clothes, carry pitchers of
water from a pump which was a good
way from the house. The water we used
from the pumps was used in the tub and
household things. We also had to sweep
the yard. There was no lawn mower for
us to mow the yard.
Q: What did you do for entertain-
ment?
A: We made up our own games. We
braided the grass because we girls did
not have dolls to play with, but we did
make our own toys. We also made tire
swings and played jumprope.
Q: What was an important event


that happened to you when you were
young?
A: I graduated in the eighth grade
and I was also valedictorian and pre-
sented a five-page essay without a book
or paper.
Q: What was your job and how
much did it pay?
A: I had picked strawberries, and it
paid five cents a quart.
Q: Did you work in an orange
grove and with your mom in the
house?
A: I did both, in the grove and mom
in the.house, because I would help my
mom from doing all the hard work by
herself.
Q: What kind of music did you lis-
ten to as a young child?
A: Gospel, "Mighty Clouds of Joy."
Country, also. Some other people we
listened to also were Buck Owns,
Timmy Sminford, Blind Boys, I Hear
You Jackson, and Dixie Hummingbirds.
Q: How many brothers and sisters
did you have?
A: Seven brothers, five sisters. I also
had a lot of nieces and nephews. I also
have five grandchildren.
Q: What is a special memory?
A: The stories my grandparents told
me about their lives.
Q: How much did gas cost?
A: Gas cost 39 cents a gallon. Gas
was a lot less compared to today.
Q: What was the world like back
then?
A: It was racist. They needed food
and clothing, such as underwear. It was
for men and women, it came all the
way to your shoulder instead of the
elastic kind we have today.
Q: What kind of cars were in style
and did you have one?
A: Yes, but I did not own a.car .
because I didn't have enough money.
We had mules, horses, and we mostly
traveled in wagons by the mules.
Q: Did you have TV to watch?
A: They had black-and-white movies.
There were only two channels, 13 and
8. TV didn't stay on 24/7, it turned off
at midnight. Before TV we listened to
the radio. Our favorite was "I Love
Lucy."
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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Deadline for submissions
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-Epictetus


County Has 60 Sexual Offenders


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Even as the county proposes
a tougher ordinance to keep
tabs on sexual. offenders and
predators, county officials are
aware of most of them.
The proposed new law would
be in effect in both the unincor-
porated areas of the county and
all three municipalities. It
would supplement the state
statutes which keeps track of
sexual offenders only while
they are on direct supervision.
Of the county's 58 sexual
offenders and two sexual preda-
tors, there are 37 who are no
longer under state supervision.
Two have absconded, two are in
jail and the rest are scattered
around the county. Several are
residents at the Florida Institute
for Neurologic Disorders on
Vandolah Road.
Prepared by the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office, the
proposed ordinance is similar to
others approved already in sev-
eral counties. Col. Arnold
Lanier, community liaison, vis-
ited each of the municipalities
at their monthly meetings and
explained the ordinance.
Bowling Green, Wauchula and
Zolfo Springs do not have to
have separate ordinances, but
would have to let the county
know in writing if they do not
intend to enforce it.
The proposed ordinance sets
limits where a sexual offend-
er/predator can live, not within
2,500 feet from the boundary
lines of the properties of a
school, day care center, public


park, library or playground,
even those on apartment com-
plex grounds.
In addition, a sexual predator
may not reside within 1,000 feet
of a designated school bus stop
or religious institution (church,
synagogue, etc.)
Lanier will visit the Hardee
County Commission again to-
day (Thursday) at 9:40 to re-
quest authorization to advertise
the ordinance for a public hear-
ing,
Methods of enforcement
vary. Recently, a massive Child
Abduction Response Team in
the six counties in the north-
westl4th Judicial District com-
bined efforts of county officers
and those from eight municipal-
ities for a two-day operation
that checked on the 388 sexual
offenders and predators in their
jurisdiction. Six were arrested
for failure to register or report
change of address.
In Hardee County, a detective
is assigned to the task, using
additional officers to make peri-
odic unannounced visits to the
residences of known sexual
offenders. In addition, sexual
offenders are required to report
in, re-register twice a year at the
sheriff's office, and also when-
ever they move. Sexual preda-
tors must report in four times a
year.
The proposed law would not
affect where offenders live now.
It would affect them should
they move.
Since several counties are
enacting the tougher restric-
tions, the county is moving to


do so, preventing a max exodus
from a tougher county. to
Hardee County where the law
would be more lax if the new
ordinance is not approved. It
will probably be set for public
hearing in late June or early
July.
Approximately 20 percent of
children will have been sexual-
ly abused before they reach
adulthood. The focus is shifting
to protecting people from sexu-
al offenders by restricting
access to places children fre-
quent, says the proposed ordi-
nance.
The Sheriff and Board of
County 'Commissions desire to
"ensure that the citizens of the
county are protected from crim-
inal activity to the maximum
exterit possible by enacting this
ordinance," it concludes.
A sexual offender could be a
young adult who has sexual re-
lations with someone under the
age of consent (under age 18) or
someone who has been found
guilty of incest, sexual assault
or other sex-related crimes.
A sexual predator is someone
convicted of a capital, life or
first degree felony, using
involving younger children or
unusual violence, pornography
and certain lewd and lascivious
offenses.
A list of 45 frequently asked
questions, another of sexual
predators and offenders in the
area, their criminal records and
much more is available at the
website www.fdle.state.fl.us by
following prompts to the infor-
mation wanted.


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ...................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...........I11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bibleq Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

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

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


reach the shore.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................ 11:00 a.m .
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ......... ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship.................. 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 i
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......................h9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).........................6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......................... 1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................. 5:39 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oaisis)....6:30-8:00, p.m.
Adult Bibfe Stuiy.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FI RCH OF
Tn '. NE
511 W. Ialmetto St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .:..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worhi> ',.:..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesdayrayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIF #MISSIONARY
"' 9T CHURCH
1347'riti Luther King Ave.
"773-6556
Sunday ; ch o'-' I ...................9:30 a.m.
Mornin.Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evenin Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible St ddy ...... .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Praier/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .... ............. 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE ,
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts................ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship. ............................1... 0:30 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 familla 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 CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
.Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave. i
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training .... ............. 5:15 p.m.
Evening.Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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
1I & 3, Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 46 Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:30 a.m.
Evening Wqrship ................7:00 p.m
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.,
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
t 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.................................. 0:00 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.

SCEWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ... ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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.
SWorship........ ................. 1:00 a.m.
.Eveningi............ ............. 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 Childeare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .............I 10:00 d.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.fn.
Morning Worship ..............1..1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.'

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

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

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


SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER



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with a nose that would have
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our greatest performers.
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accept your features?"
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have schnozzles. That is,
we're ridiculous in one way or
another. If not in our faces,
then in our minds, or habits.
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zles instead of defending
them, we begin to laugh and
the world laughs with us."
There isn't anything that
you and the Lord can't over-
come. He promised, "My
grace is sufficient for you, for
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weakness."
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June 19, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


New Zion Baptist Church


Founded In 186 Near Fort Green


The New Zion Baptist
Church was organized in 1866
and was known as the Maple
Branch Baptist Church. The
church was located north of
Fort Green, and was the first
church south of the south fork
of the Alafia River. A lot was
acquired and a house of wor-
ship was buflt in this location.
After the church moved to New
Zion community the original
church house was sold to anoth-
er church.
Some of the men present at
the organizational meeting were
Elders J.M. Haman, A. Wilson,
S.L. Cross, J.W. Widden, and
N.T. Jones.
From the date of the organi-
zation to Jan. 28, 1872, all min-
utes of the church were lost ex-
cept one entry for Oct. 5, 1867.
Rev. John W. Hendry was elect-
ed pastor that year and served
until 1879. He served three
other pastorates of two, eleven,
and two years, respectively.
In April 1873, the church
organization was moved to a
new location near the home of
the pastor, Rev. John W.
Hendry, which was near the
present church site. On April
23, 1873, the church met in a
school house located near the
present home of Marion G.
Roberts. A committee was
appointed to make recommen-
dations about a "wood arbor."
Such an arbor of wood posts
covered with lattice and brush
25 feet by 30 feet was built near
the present church building.
This or a similar arbor was used
until the summer of 1882.
In 1882 a log church was
built and used until 1898. In
1892 the church bought 40
acres of land from a land com-
pany for $80. The original deed
'was lost but a copy was drawn
up in 1953.
The log house built in 1882
was used until 1889, when a
new house was dedicated. This
house was built "box style" and
at first was not ceiled. The
house burned in late May or
early June 1917.
On June 13, 1907, the church
gave two acres of land to the
County School Board for a
school yard with the provision
that the lot would revert to the
church, whenever it ceased to
be used for school purposes.
The date of the reversion is not
recorded in the church minutes,
but the lot with the old school
house was recovered by the
church and the material taken
from the school house has been


used to build a home for the
pastor.
The present auditorium was
built in 1971 after the log
church building was burned. It
was dedicated Oct. 13, 1918.
Five Sunday school rooms were
added in 1940 or 1941, and at
that time the house was wired
for electricity.
In 1948 a home was built for
the pastor using the material of
the old school building.
In 1953 an educational build-
ing 28 feet wide and 85 feet
long was erected. The timber
was cut and milled from the
church property. Local labor
erected the building.
In 1962 after hurricane
Donna a new ceiling was
installed in the auditorium.
In 1962 the front of the
church was remodeled, taking
out the two side entrances and
installing a new entrance and
vestibule at the south side of the
church building with a porch at
entrance.
In 1966, on Sept. 25, the
"Centinnel" was observed.
In 1970 a kitchen and dining
room were added to the educa-
tional building.
In the past few years the
buildings have been air condi-
tioned, the auditorium has been
carpeted and stained glass win-
dows and new pews added. A
recreation building (1978) has
been built for fun and fellow-
ship. An addition to the pastori-
um was built consisting of a
bedroom, bath and closets.
In the early years this church
met monthly on Saturday and
Sunday for preaching and con-
ference. There was little busi-
ness to transact except the re-
ception and baptism of new
members, and disciplining of
the wayward. Discipline was
strict and offenses were named
generally in unvarnished Eng-
lish. Offending brethren and
sisters who refused or failed to
give satisfaction to the church
were expelled from member-
ship. A vigilance committee
functioned for many years and
monthly roll call was discontin-
ued in 1918.
Footwashing was practiced
occasionally in the early years,
and in 1900 it became a quarter-
ly observance, under the pas-
torate of Rev. W.D. Payne. It
was only observed once or
twice since his pastorate.
The church changed from
quarter to half time preaching in
September 1917 and went to
full time on Aug. 8, 1948, under


the pastorate of Rev. Robert
Simmons.
Beginning with 1948, pastors
have received calls for indefi-
nite terms.
All the earlier pastors re-
ceived no salary; money was al-
most non-existent. One offering
for Foreign Missions netted
$.65. Offerings for charity were
generally larger than those for
the pastor. There was no finan-
cial plan for the church through
earlier history.
The church has property in
Ona for the purpose of minister-
ing to the Hispanic people
there. The New Zion Baptist
Church Spanish Mission was
finished and dedicated to the
Lord's Service in February
1988.
New Zion has seen two of
their choice young people sent
out to the Foreign Mission
fields over the past two
decades: Miss Valda Long now
deceased and Robert V. Roberts
to Panama. Mike Roberts was
called into the ministry, and
Gloria Dupree was called for
volunteer missions through the
Foreign Mission Board.
Pastors that have served the
church are as follows: S.L.
Cross, John W. Hendry, E.J.
Hull, I.A. Redd, J.L. Durrance,
W.D. Payne, T.W. White, J.H.
Hayman, C.B. Hendry, J.M.
Hendry (Supply), A.W. Lynn,
H.C. Harris, 0.0. Roberts, J.N.
Hendry, L.N. Smith, J.T. Dear-
mond, W.J. Bryant, Robert
Whitcomb, R.C. Alderman,
Dow Durrance, Robert Sim-
mons, George W. Dunn, Grady
Herndon, J.D. Robinson, Allen
E. Young, D.D. Townsend,
James H. Carroll, Willard Bo-
man, Aaron Singletary, Allen
Wilson, Russell Miller, Dennis
Schank, and John W. Brown.
Rev. Stephen Darley, the pre-
sent pastor, makes a total of 34
ministers serving New Zion
Baptist Church over a period of
128 years.
The great characteristics of
this church is its evangelistic
fervor and missionary spirit.
What a record of souls saved,
lives reclaimed, of homes
founded, of loved ones laid to
rest.
History written in 1954 by
Rev. Grady Herndon.' Revised
in 1962 by Ri. Allen'E. Young.
Revised in 1975 by Valeria
Roberts, Clerk. Brought up to
date in 1989 by Valeria Roberts,
Clerk.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY


Church has had 34 ministers in 128 years.


Invitation to Bid

The Industrial Development Authority requests proposals for annual contract:
All Landscape Maintenance and Care Services at the Hardee County
Commerce Park located on S.R. 62.

Provide all the supplies, materials and equipment necessary for the
maintenance of the above referenced project, including maintenance
of irrigation.
Maintain the grass area from the end of the roadway maintenance
to five feet behind the plant beds.
Service to include edging, pruning, trimming, weed control, irriga-
tion checks and fertilizations.
Bahia grass will be fertilized once per year and plant material will be
fertilized two times per year.
$1,000,000 General Liability & Workers Comp Cert.
Mulching two times per year with cypress or pine.

All quotes to be submitted on a 'monthly quote' indicating the number of pro-
posed maintenance visits.


Remit quotes to:
No later than
July 1st


Mr. Bill Lambert
Hardee County Commerce Park Mgr
RO. Box 458
Wauchula, Florida 33873


For additional information call 863 773 3030 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5
p.m.

Dana English, Chairman
Industrial Development Authority
Hardee County, Florida
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NEW ZION
.CEMETE RY

I NO PLANTING PEPM1 TED
0 F TRE E 5SHPuBS UP
P LA NTrS
2 NOSLAB OR Fitr TiPEIS
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LEVEL PERMIT TED EXCEPT
MONIJI.IENT IS .


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Large cemetery is adjacent to the church.


Church began in 1866 as Maple Branch Baptist Church.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.


-Anne Frank


City of Wauchula

Wauchula Cemetery

The City of Wauchula would like to give lot owners the opportunity to remove nay item
that violates the rules and regulations of the cemetery. If you have nay questions please
feel free to call City Hall at (863)773-3131.
Section 6 Decoration of Plots
6.01 No flower receptacles may be placed on any plot unless it consists of galvanized
iron, alumin, bronze, or other rust-resisting material and of a size and design approved
by the Superintendent, and set wholly beneath the level of grass, except for urns of mar-
ble or granite that are a part of the monument. All flower receptacles, other than those
part of the monument, must be set and placed beneath the level of the grass, except for
urns of marble or granite that are a part of the monument.
6.02 The City is not responsible for floral pieces, baskets, frames, or receptacles in or to
which flowers are placed or attached.
6.03 The City may remove any flower, weed, shrub, or plant of any kind if .the
Superintendent determines it is unsightly, diseased, or detracts from the dignity or
appearance of the cemetery.
6.04 The City is not responsible for any planting damaged by the elements, thieves, van-
dals, or any other cause beyond the City's control.
6.05 No planting of flowers, shrubs, or herbage of any kind is permitted on plots in the
cemetery.
6.06 Any item consisting of glass, brick, cement, wood, metal (except temporary metal
markers), and any toys, souvenirs, or emblems are prohibited from being placed upon
any lot.
6.07 Lot owners may place one bouquet of flowers on each grave, providing they are
placed in an approved ground-level 'vase or in a vase that is part of the memorial. Any
extra decoration placed on holidays or other special occasions will be removed in ten
days.
6.08 The use of artificial flowers during the summer is discouraged.


Ciudad de Wauchula

Wauchula Cementerio

La Ciudad de Wauchula gustaria much dar los propietarios la oportunidad de eliminar
nay tema que viola las normas y reglamentos del cementerio. Si tiene preguntas nay por
favor no dude en llam r al Ayuntamiento (863) 773-3131.
Secci6n 6 Decoraci6n Ide Parcelas
6,01 flor recipients no podran ser incluidos en cualquier parcela a menos que se com-
pone de hierro galvanizado, alumin, bronce, o de otro tipo de resistencia a la roya de
material y de un tamaio y disefo aprobado por el Supertintendent, y establecer en su
totalidad por debajo del nivel de c6sped, con excepci6n de urnas de mirmol o granito
que forman parte del monument. Todos los recipients de flores, distintos de los de la
parte monumnet, debe establecerse y se coloca por debajo del nivel de la hierba, con
excepci6n de urnas de mArmol o granito que forman parte del monument.
6,02 La Ciudad no es responsible de piezas florales, cestas, marcos, o en recipients o
en los que se colocan flores o adjunto.
6.03 La Ciudad puede eliminar cualquier flor, la maleza, arbustos, plants o de cualquier
tipo si el Superintendente determine que es antiest6ticas, enfermas, o sea cohtraria a la
dignidad o la apariencia del cementerio.
6,04 La Ciudad no es responsible de cualquier plantaci6n dafiada por los elements,
los ladrones, vAndalos,, o por cualquier otra causa mAs alla de la Ciudad su control.
6,05 No plantaci6n de flores, arbustos, hierbas o de cualquier tipo estA permitida en las
parcelas en el cementerio.
6,06 Cualquier tema que consta de vidrio, ladrillo, cemento, madera, metal excepto met-
ales marcadores temporales), asi como cualquier juguetes, recuerdos, o emblemas
estAn prohibido de ser puestas en cualquier lote.
6.07 Lote propietarios puede colocar un ramo de flores en cada tumba, siempre y cuan-
do se situan en un aprobado a nivel del suelo jarr6n o en un florero que forma parte del
monument. Toda la decoraci6n extra en las vacaciones o otras ocasiones especiales
se eliminaran en diez dias.
6,08 El uso de flores artificiales durante el verano se desalienta. 6:12-19c








4C The Herald-Advocate, June 19. 2008


SEXUAL
PREDATORS


Hardee County Registered Sex Offenders


Avel Borjas Hernandez
Avel Rivera Hernandez
Abel Hernandez
Date of Photo: 2-21-08
Birthdate: 9-19-51
Address:
1355 Grady Revell Road,
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 1-4-05
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Sexual Battery,
Victim Under 12


Jeffrey Lee Valdez
Jeffery L. Valdez
Date of Photo: 6-6-08
Birthdate: 8-17-85
Address:
1036 Cardinal Road
Wauchula
Sentence Dates: 3-18-03
and 6-1-04
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Sexual Battery,
Victim Under 12
Lewd and Lascivious
Behavior, Ages 12-15
Sexual Battery, Adult, Victim
Under 12

Sexual Offenders
Not Under Supervision


Robert Iracheta Aguilar
Roberto Aguilar
Date of Photo: 5-2-08
Birthdate: 11-19-51
Address:
704 E. Palmetto St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 2-16-99
Sentence Place: Hardee
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under Age 16


James John Alsante
James John Allsante
John James Alsante (Allsante)
James Dale Nichols
Date of Photo: 4-9-08
Birthdate: 7-3-75
Address: 2150 Eagle Drive
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 12-21-99
Sentence Place:
DeSoto County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under Age 16


Alejandro Alvarado Jr.
Alejandro Alvardo Jr.
Alex Alvarado
Date of Photo: 2-19-08
Birthdate: 8-21-70
Address:
1737 Cactus Drive
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 3-6-02
Sentence Place: Out of State
Offense: Sexual Battery, Child
Under 12


Kyle David Briggs
Date of Photo: 2-8-08
Birthdate: 1-2-70
Address: 1962 Vandolah Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 7-19-05
Sentence Place: Kent, Mich.
Offense: Second Degree
Criminal sexual conduct


Jamaine Deanthony Brown
Date of Photo: 1-2-08
Birthdate: 1-13-83
Address: 1216 David Court
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 4-8-03
Sentence Place: Hardee
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Johnny KODert Carpenter
Date of Photo: 3-11-08
Birthdate: 3-5-66
Address: 1134 Marie Road
Bowling Green
Sentence Date: 10-26-99
Sentence Place: Hardee
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Ramon Carrion
Ramon Carii
Ramon J. Carrion Jr.
Ramon R. Carrion
Date of Photo: 5-30-08
Birthdate: 5-16-53
Address:
721 Chamberlain Blvd.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 5-5-99
Sentence Place: Harris, Texas
Offence: Indecency With Child
Sexual Conduct


Nicolas Castillo Jr.
Date of Photo: 3-7-08
Birthdate: 6-21-76
Address: 607 SR 66
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 11-7-95
Sentence Place: Hardee
Offence: Sexual Battery, Injury
Not Likely


Corby S. Crawford
Date of Photo: 3-28-08
Birthdate: 12-8-45
Address: 9871 Skipper Road
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 4-19-66
Sentence Place:
Osceola County
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Victim Under 16


Richard Wayne Elliott
Date of Photo: 10-11-07
Birthdate: 12-20- 54
Address: 420 Helen Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 9-21-90
Sentence Place: Polk County
Offence: Sexual Battery,
Victim Under 12


Johnny Lee Evans
Date of Photo: 5-27-08
Birthdate: 11-1-63
Address: 2195 Lawrence
Roberts Lane
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 8-28-01
Sentence Place: Hardee County
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Daniel R. Giles
Date of Photo: 5-8-08
Birthdate: 3-4-79
Address:
1962 Vandolah Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 7-18-94
Sentence Place: Massachusetts
Offence: Rape


Jose H. Gonzalez Jr..
Date of Photo: 8-31-07
Birthdate: 1-22-85
Address: 996 SR 64 East
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 7-22-98
Sentence Place:
Matagordo, Texas
Offence: Aggravated Sexual
Assault


Marion Angel Greene Jr.
Marion Ancoll Greene Jr.
Marion Ansel Greene
Marion Green
Jay Greene
Date of Photo: 12-31-07
Birthdate: 6-26-62
Address: 1845 Salena Lane
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 12-9-87
Sentence Place:
South Carolina
Offence: First Degree Criminal
Sexual Conduct With Minor
Age 11


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Terry Eugene Hensley
Date of Photo: 3-5-08
Birthdate: 4-3-72
Address: 3942 E. Mgin St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 6-4-02
Sentence Place: Hardee County
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Leland Hill Jr.
Date of Photo: 6-5-08
Birthdate: 3-21-68
Address: 4801 Myrick Ave.,
Bowling Green
Sentence Date: 3-29-94
Sentence Place: Hardee County
Offence: Sexual Battery, Injury
Not Likely


Lawton Carol Hughes Sr.
Date of Photo: 8-9-07
Birthdate: 9-12-27
Address: 901 Seminole Ave.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 12-7-99
\ Sentence Place:
Highlands County
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Lonnie Gene King
Lon King
King G. Lonnie
Date of Photo: 2-7-08
Birthdate: 3-23-55
Address:
2946 Redbird Lane, Lot 2
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 11-4-01
Sentence Place: Hardee County
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Ages 12-15


James Julian Lambeth
James Lambert
Date of Photo: 3-3-08
Birthdate: 4-9-68
Address: 2337 Oxendine Road
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Dates: 12-14-98 and
3-1-06
Sentence Place: Minnessota
Offence: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Samuel Karu Lane
Date of Photo: 2-4-08
Birthdate: 2-4-74
Address: 670 Peterson St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 10-1-96
Sentence Place: Hardee County
Offence: Two Counts, Lewd
and Lascivious, Under 16


Santana Martinez
Date of Photo: 1-22-08
Birthdate: 10-11-57
Address: 136 Earnest Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 9-27-94
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Unlawful Sexual Act
With Minors 16 and 17
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Steve Mitchell McQuaig
Date of Photo: 6-3-08
Birthdate: 12-7-60
Address: 4335 N. CR 663
Bowling Green
Sentence Date: 6-4-96
Sentence Place: Hardee
County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Samuel Mendoza
Date of Photo: 1-4-08
Birthdate: 5-1-61
Address: 3545 S. Poplar St.
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 7-27-01
Sentence Place:
DeSoto County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Battery,
Victim 12-15


Harry Leroy Potter
Date of Photo: 5-5-08
Birthdate: 11-28-35
Address: 315 S. Eighth Ave.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 3-3-06
Sentence Place: Huron,'Mich.
Offense: Accosting Children
For Immoral Purposes


Address:
1055 Meadowlawn St.
Fort Meade
And 3395 N. Nursery Road
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 10-15-93
Sentence Place: Polk County
Offense: Sexual Battery-
Coercion By Threat


Ana raula Kamos
Anita Ramos
Date of Photo: 4-14-08
Birthdate: 3-25-83
Address: 1050 Huss Road
Wauchula
Sentence Dates:
3-2-04 and 6-8-04
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Three Counts Lewd
and Lascivious
Ages 12-15


Anthony Jerome Redfin
Oneal Peterson
Trekell Perkins
Date of Photo: 5-9-08
Birthdate: 11-10-66
Address: 5116 Dixiana Drive
Bowling Green
Sentence Date: 9-14-93
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


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Harold Keith Reed
Howard Keith Reed
Date of Photo: 4-7-08
Birthdate: 9-4-65
Address: 1988 CR 664A
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 4-25-01
Sentence Place: Bay County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Leo James Roy Jr.
Date of Photo: 11-19-07
Birthdate: 6-25-22
Address:
2829 U.S. 17 North, Lot 142
Bowling Green
Sentence Date: 11-2-04
Sentence Place:
Saint Clair, Mich.
Offense: Criminal Sexual
Conduct-Assault


Jeffrey Keith Sanders
Date of Photo: 4-30-08
Birthdate: 4-3-57
Address: 1962 Vandolah Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 8-9-79
Sentence Place: Orange, Calif.
Offense: Sexual Offense
Against Children


Thomas Ronald Walker
Date of Photo: 10-1-07
Birthdate: 10-2-58
Address: 3048 Hampton Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 6-27-94
Sentence Place:
Hillsborough County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Davina A. Wallace
Date of Photo: 3-13-08
Birthdate: 8-28-81
Address: 1110 Hopkins Lane
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 5-13-02
Sentence Place:
DeSoto County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16

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Richard Lee Whidden
Whidden Una Bomber
Date of Photo: 8-28-07
Birthdate: 2-22-80
Address: 931 Evergreen Drive
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 2-5-02
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Joseph David Sinclair P
Date of Photo: 11-24-07 Walter E. Wolford Jr.
Birthdate: 5-4-56 Date of Photo: 1-3-08
Address: 5112 Minor Ave. Birthdate: 7-12-56
Bowling Green Address:
Sentence Date: 3-14-97 826 Boyd Cowart Road
Sentence Place: Wauchula
Worcester, Mass. Sentence Date: 3-17-00
Offense: Indecent Assault Sentence Place:
Over 14 Hillsborough County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Thomas L. Smith
Date of Photo: 1-30-08
Birthdate: 8-17-59
Address: 1831 Libby Drive
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 12-3-87
Sentence Place:
St. Lucie County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


Ruben Ramirez Ybarra
Date of Photo: 6-3-08
Birthdate: 3-27-71
Address: 310 Georgia St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 6-29-99
Sentence Place: Polk County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
Under 16


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Offenders Still Under Supervision


Jesse Earl Belcher
Jessie Earl Belcher
Earl Jesse Belcher
Date of Photo: 10-2-07
Birthdate: 4-12-55
Address: 1551 Washington St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 6-19-77
Sentence Place: Hardee
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Under 16


Elmarco Rashard Blount
Rashard Blount Elmarco
Date of Photo: 5-21-07
Birthdate: 8-24-83
Address: 2951 Oak Hill Park
Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 1-31-06
Sentence Place: Hardee
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Ages 12-15


Lewis Eric Brown
Eric Lewis Brown
Date of Photo: 2-21-08
Birthdate: 5-15-78
Address: 1559 Lincoln St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 7-23-98
Sentence Place:
Gilchrist County
Offense: Providing Obscene
Material
To Minors


Steven Allen Burkhart
Date of Photo: 1-3-08
Birthdate: 1-14-64
Address: 1301 Bagwell Drive
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 6-9-93
Sentence Place:
Highlands County
Offense: Sexual Battery
Victim under 12


Adam Agustin Lopez
Date of Photo 12-27-07
Birthdate: 6-30-77
Address: 435 Grove St.
Bowilin Green
Sentence Date: 6-30-98
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious-
Under 16


James Lanson Defore
Date of Photo: 2-19-08
Birthdate: 6-3-60
Address: 306 Court St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 11-30-99
Sentence Place: Pollk County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Under 16


Gerald Thomas Effner
Date of Photo: 9-27-07
Birthdate: 10-2-35
Address: 311 Garden Drive
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 4-26-83
Sentence Place: Pinellas
County
Offense: Sexual Battery
Coercion of Child


Barney Lee Franklin
Date of Photo: 5-2-08
Birthdate: 11-29-41
Address: 2074 Heard Bridge
Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 9-23-92
Sentence Place: Polk County
Offense: Sexual Battery,
With Force


Alberto Ramon Garcia
Date of Photo: 8-2-07
Birthdate: 5-18-65
Address: 1302 Broadus
Williams Road
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 6-24-03
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Ages 12-15


John Wayne Crews
Date of Photo: 4-17-08
Birthdate: 3-23-45
Address: 1573 Friendship
Lane
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 5-29-07
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Under 16


Daniel Joseph Manert
Joe Manert
Date of Photo: 11-20-07
Birthdate: 9-4-82
Address: Hardee County Jail
Sentence Date: 12-3-04
Sentence Place: Charlotte
County
Offense Possession of Pictures
Of Child Sexual Performance


Roy Eugene Martin
Squeaky Martin
John Leroy Short
Keith Moore
Benjamin Moore
Date of Photo: 6-6-08
Birthdate: 5-31-65
Address: 3832 SR 64 East
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 8-24-93
Sentence Place:
Hardee County
Offense: Sexual Battery,
Injury Not Likely


John David Merrifield
Date of Photo: 2-4-08
Birthdate: 2-26-58
Address: 4460 E. Main St.
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 1-1-87
Sentence Place: Out of State
Offense: Rape


Leroy Rewis
Date of Photo: 5-28-08
Birthdate: 6-10-54
Address: 387 Terrell Road
Wauchula
Sentence Date: 12-12-89
Sentence Place:
Hillsborough County
Offenses: Lewd and
Lascivious, under 16
Lewd Assault, sexual battery,
under 16
Sexual Battery Under 12


Rudolfo Lopez
Date of Photo: N/A
Birthdate: 4-21-51
Address: Absconded
Sentence Date: 9-8-87
Sentence Place: Hardee
County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious
Under 16


Sergio Miguel Sanchez
COPIA Sanchez
Date of Photo: 1-14-08
Birthdate: 10-2-80
Address: Hardee County Jail
Sentence Date: 1-7-08
Sentence Place:
Lee County
Offense: Lewd and Lascivious,
under 16


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Robert John Walsh
Date of Photo: 5-1-08
Birthdate; 5-5-84
Address: 8535 Ganey Lane
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 9-22-05
Sentence Place: Clinton, Conn.
Offense: Sexual assault


Lee Esther Williams
Lee Ester Williams
Head Williams
Date of Photo: 8-6-07
Birthdate; 8-25-66
Address: Absconded
Sentence Date: 10-19-95
Sentence Place: Sampson, N.C.
Offense: Second Degree Rape


Audrey Darlene Woods
Audrey Moses Taylor
Audry Moses Taylor Tay
Date of Photo: 8-31-07
Birthdate: 4-25-66
Address: 3437 SR 64 West
Ona
Sentence Date: 11-21-00
Sentence Place: Hardee
County
Offense: Two Counts Lewd
and Lascivious-Under 16


Michael Jordan Pilkington
Date of Photo: 5-9-08
Birthdate: 9-1-92
Address: 6114 SR 64 East
Zolfo Springs
Sentence Date: 8-30-07
Sentence Place: Hardee
County
Offense: Lewd and lascivious,
victim under 12


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Christopher D. Helveston,
36, Wauchula, and Stephanie
Denise McCullough, 35, Wau-
chula.
John Adam Shoffner, 18,
Bowling Green, and Kristina
Nicole Stokes, 16, Bowling
Green.
Darrell Lee Swafford, Wau-
chula, and Jessica K. Lock, 21,
Wauchula.
Zenaido Vazquez, 22, Zolfo
Springs, and Blanca Maldon-
ado, 20, Zolfo Springs.
Steve Alfred Rogers, 48,
Zolfo Springs, and Victoria Lyn
Jenkins, 36, Wauchula.
Robert Galarza-Duarte, 20,
Wauchula, and Eliazar Albar-
ran-Rios, 22, Wauchula.
Melvin Richard Mizell Jr.,
44, Winter Haven, and Brenda
Kay Harris, 42,.Wahneta.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Country Manor Association
LTD d/b/a Country Manor
Apartments vs. Crystal Con-
treras, Bruce Contreras et al,
judgment for removal of tenant.
Gulf Coast Assistance LLC
vs. Jessie Trevino, dismissed.
Worldwide Asset Purchasing
II LLC vs. Jacob Rodriguez,
judgment.
Gulf Coast Assistance LLC
vs. Susan L. Jacobs, judgment.
Country Manor Association
LTD d/b/a Country Manor
Apartments vs. Sylvia Johns-
ton, judgment for removal of
tenant.
Bill Staton vs. James Bell,
judgment for tenant eviction.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Isabel Timateo DeJesus, giv-
ing false ID to law enforcement
officer, $330 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs,
$50 cost of prosecution (COP).
Christian Hernandez, tres-
pass other than structure/con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, no con-
tact with property, $315 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Erwin Hernandez, trespass-
other than structure/con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, no con-
tact with property, $315 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Jovani Rivas Hernandez,
trespass other than struc-
ture/conveyance, adjudication
withheld, probation six months,
no contact with property, $315
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Bryant Alonzo Herrin, do-
mestic battery, probation 12
months, 26-week anger man-
agement class, no alcohol or
bars, no violent contact with
victim, evaluation and treat-
ment, $667 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee, $50
COP.
Adam Jimenez, domestic
battery, 12 months probation,
26-week batters intervention
class, no contact with victim,
$667 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, $50 COP.
Victor Jose Jimenez, domes-
tic battery, transferred to pre-
trial diversionary program.
Arraldo Godinez Lopez, dis-
orderly intoxication, time
served, $315 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs,
$50 COP.
Jose Martinez, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
Raul Molina, possession of
drug paraphernalia, 30 days in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS), $100 fine, $50 inves-


tigative costs.
Antonio Perez, loiter-
ing/prowling and disorderly
intoxication, not prosecuted.
Valdemar Ramon Perez, bat-
tery amended to lesser
assault, probation six months,
no contact with victim, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
Lazaro Ramirez, trespass
other than structure/con-
veyance, resisting arrest with-
out violence and disorderly
intoxication, 20 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, $50 inves-
tigative costs, $50 COP.
Eric Wayne Turner, assault,
probation six months, four-hour
anger management class, $35
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
Eugenio Yescas, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
David Marvel Dease, domes-
tic battery, transferred to pre-
trial diversionary program.
Christina Rodriguez, trespass
other than structure/con-
veyance, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Emelia Zuniga, resisting
arrest without violence and. bat-
tery amended to lesser
assault, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, no con-
tact with victim, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, $50 investigative costs, $50
COP.
Kevin Hodges, battery, not
prosecuted.
Thelinor Jena, battery, not
prosecuted.
Timothy Allan Merchant,
petit theft, adjudication with-
held, probation six months, no
contact with store, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs.
Santos Zuniga, resisting an
officer without violent force,
adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs, $95 public
defender fees, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
Saul Zuniga, resisting an
officer without violent force,
adjudicatio a -withheld, $315
fine and court costs, $90 public
defeffder fees, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
Gilbert Leyva, violation of
probation (original charge pos-
session of drug paraphernalia),
probation revoked, 120 days
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Allan Blake Page, trespass,
30 days, $170 court costs, $40
public defender fee, $50 COP.

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.
Jason Alan Heneger, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), produced valid
license, adjudication withheld,
$170 court costs.
Arden F. Lancaster, DWLS,
60 days CTS, probation six
months, $330 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Raul Molina, DWLS, 90
days CTS, $330 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Domirys Ferreiro-Contreras,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$170 co'rt cntc
Michael Anthony Addington,
operating a motorcycle without
required endorsement, pro-
duced valid endorsement, adju-
dication withheld, $170 court
costs.
Eulogio Bautista-Hernandez,
two counts DWLS, probation


six months, $330 fine and court
costs, $140 public defender fee.
Jose Luis Sanchez-Lule, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Carlos Cardoza, DUI and no
valid license, 12 months proba-
tion, license suspended six
months, DUI school, $903 fine
and court costs, $50 COP, 50
hours community service.
Bernabe Castillo-Cruz, DUI,
21rdays CTS, 12 months proba-
tion, license suspended five
years, DUI school, $903 fine
and court costs.
William Franklin Driggers,
DWLS, $330 fine and court
costs.
Susan Ailene Lemay, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $170
court costs.
Nickie Michelle Pind,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$170 court costs.
Jose Pulido Saavedra, DUI
and no valid license, 12 months
probation, license suspended
six months, tag impound 10
days, DUI school, no alcohol or
bars, $903 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee, $50
COP.
Ricardo Sanchez, DUI and
DWLS, 30 days CTS, probation
12 months, license suspended
10 years, tag impound 90 days,
ignition interlock two years,
DUI school, $2,000 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, $50 COP.
Sanson Israel Tellez-Librado,
DWLS, produced valid Mexi-
can license, dismissed.
Clark Ralph Wingo, reckless
driving, probation six months,
$330 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Quinton Stacy Young, DUI,
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation, no alcohol or bars,
$640.50 fine and court costs,
$50 COP, 50 hours community
service.
Robert Alan Crown, DUI and
refusal to submit to DUI test,
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, tag
impound two years, DUI'
school, $1,428 fine and court
costs.
Thomas Christopher Good-
win, DWLS, adjudication with-
held, $330 fine and court costs.
Fernando Nunez, reckless
driving, probation six months,
$330 fine and court costs.
Christopher Rodriguez, reck-
less driving, adjudication with-
held, $330 fine and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the-
office of the circuit court:
Jessica Melendez vs, Fidel
Melendez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Tony Terrell Rodriguez and
Felicia Synora Rodriguez,
divorce.
Victoria Lynn Locklear vs.
Jessica Lee Rodriguez, petition
for injunction for protection.
IRA Mortgage Services LLC
vs. Juan Ramon Gonzales and
Flavia Gonzales. petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Michelle Ortega and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Jennifer S. Carrion, petition
for child support.
Edna Frances Reschke and
William F Reschke Jr., divorce.
Jessica Pleger and Jonathan
Pleger, divorce.
Nicole Swailes Cartwright
and Gary Wilson Cartwright Jr.,
divorce.
Jose Tapia Rodriguez vs.
GEO Food Stores Inc. et al,
damages.
Jessica L. Plumley vs. Joshua


D. Plumley, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Wachovia Bank NA vs.
Gregorio Guzman and Jesusa
Guzman, 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:
Diane Pitts vs. Kevin Bort-
ner, injunction for protection.
Kerissa L. Rivers and DOR
vs. Nathaniel Maybell, order.
Kera M. Bartolo and Dean A.
Bartolo, order.
Randolph Lee Ownby and
Michelle Marie Dean, child
support terminated.
Amy J. Alderman and DOR
vs. Stacy R. Colburn, order.
Latrice Deloris Bell Pough
and DOR vs. Kevin Anderson,
order.
American General Home
Equity Inc. vs. Charles F.
Walker et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Horace 0. Davis vs. T.H.
Cannon, Hardee Correctional
Institution and Walter McNeil,
state Department of Correc-
tions, petition to review inmate
situation denied.
Melissa M. Zuniga vs. Tomas
Zuniga, injunction for protec-
tion modified.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Kenneth A. and Crys-
tal G. Reas, default order of
mortgage foreclosure.

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.
Roberto Gallegos Jr., bur-
glary, 120 days CTS followed
by two years probation, $495
fine and court costs, $140 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP,
restitution to be set; petit theft
and criminal mischief, 60 days,
concurrent.
Duane Otis Griffin, resisting
arrest without violence, felony
driving while license suspended
and DUI amended to reck-
less driving with alcohol a fac-
tor, 270 days CTS,followed by
18 months probation, $527.50
fines and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $100 COP; giving
false information to a law
enforcement officer and viola-
tion of license restrictions, not
prosecuted.
Thomas Shawn Householder,
possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, estreated bonds.
Pedro Jiminez, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
not prosecuted.
Carlos Angel Martinez, traf-
ficking in methamphetamine
and possession of drug para-
phernalia, estreated bonds.
Kevin Dewayne Ray, bur-
glary of structure, one year one
day Florida State Prison CTS,
no contact with victims or
structure, $495 fine and court
costs, $140 public defender
fees, $100 COP; petit theft and
two counts trespass other than.
structure/conveyance, not pros-.
ecuted.
Julio Rivera, aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon; not
prosecuted.
Pedro Rivera, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts resisting an officer with
violence and two counts assault


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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
JAIL COMMITTEE
The Hardee County Board of County Commission-
ers established a Jail Committee during their regu-
lar board meeting on May 15, 2008. The Jail
Committee's first meeting will be on Monday, June
30, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. They will be discussing the
renovations needed at the jail.
The meeting will be held in the County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430.
Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager 6:19c


on a law enforcement officer),
probation amended to include
45 days CTS.
Andrew Rupert, grand theft,
attempting to utter a forged
instrument and violation of pro-
bation (original charge giving
false verification of ownership
to a pawn broker), probation
revoked, 60 days CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien, one year community
control house arrest fol-
lowed by one year probation,
NCTI school, $495 fine and
court costs, $140 public defend-
er fees, $1,150 restitution, 100
hours community service.
Toddrick Jermaine Williams,
felony driving while license
suspended, 18 months proba-
tion (concurrent with Hillsboi-
ough County sentence), $495
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fee, $100 COP, 25
hours community service. "
Mark David Yates, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, estreated bonds.
Lorie Ann Shiver, two counts
possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a valid prescrip-
tion, felony driving while
license suspended and no regis-
tration certificate, 24 months
drug offender probation, war-
rantless search and seizure, ran-
dom screens, no alcohol or
drugs, no association with peo-
ple who use drugs, curfew,
$495 fine and court costs,
$140 public defender fees, $100
COP.
Michael Shawn Albritton,
burglary of structure, grand
theft, dealing in stolen property
and petit theft, estreated bonds.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or


more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Nelson M. Pinney and Lois
G. Pinney to Christina and
Banrith Thitapank and Na
Siharath, $35,000.
Rickey N. and Adelina
Nicholson to Jon T. Ackerly,
$210,000.
Charles J. and Ruby J. Coch-
ran to CF Industries Inc.
$150,000.
B.J. McLeod to Erica Marti-
nez, Santana Rodriguez and
Basilo Martinez, $65,000. -
Enrique Mondragon and
Maria I. Cervantes to Mario
Mondragon, $75,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to James E. and
Karen J. Payne, $53,757. "
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Russell Capital
Fund LLC, $164,700.
Salvador and Maria Alvarez
to Josefino Ramos-Bautista and
Maria Lopez Santiago,
$38,000.
Carol Lee Toms as personal
representative to Joanne
Carlton Taylor and Catherine
Taylor Woods, $53,150.
William David Broderick Jr.
as personal representative to
Joanrne Carlton Taylor and
Catherine Taylor Woods, $53,
150.
Reschke Construction Inc. to
Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
$315,639.67.
First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green Florida Inc. to
Just Little People Int.,
$165,000.
Norbert Jr. and Araceli D.
Maldonado to 3B Housing
LLC, $25,000.
Wauchula Development
Corp. to Fatima Lozano and
Bemabe Gallardo, $55,000.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-26
WL-1 LLC and Amelia Smith by and through the Authorized
Representative request a Site Development Plan to develop
Torrey Groves on parcels totaling 105.08MOL acres to include
164-3,000-sq-ft duplexes, 283-4,000-sq-ft single-family dwellings
and 87-5,000-sq-ft single-family dwellings on parcels zoned PUD
(Planned Unit Development) in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land
Use District
On or abt E of US Hwy 17 S of Sauls Rd
WL-1 LLC 21 33 25 0000 06230 0000
6.37MOL ac Corn at NW corn of NEll4 of NW1l4 run S
01deg52mln30sec W 30 ft for POB S 01deg52min26sec W 410.83 ft S
56deg44min34sec E 579.82 ft N 01 deg52min26sec E 686.58 ftto curve
to left along arc of 39.21 ft (radius+25 ft; delta=89deg31minl2sec;
cord bearing=N 43deg-3min11sec W; cord length 35.31 ft) N 87
deg58min46sec W 470.06 ft to POB S21, T33S. R25E

AND 21 33 25 0000 06220 0000
83.63MOL ac NWII4 of NEll4 of NEll4 & NW114 of NEll4 & NEll4 of
NW1l4 LESS Corn at NW corn of NE1/l4 of NE1/4 run S
01deg52min30sec W 30 ft for POB S 01deg52min26sec W 410.83 ft S
56deg44min34sec E 579.82 ft N 01deg52min26sec E 686.58 ftto curve
to left along arc of 39.21 ft (radius-25 ft; delta=89deg31minl2sec; cord
bearing=N 43deg03min11sec W cord length=35.31 ft) N
87deg58min46sec W 470.06 ft to POB S21, T33S, R25E

AND
AMELIA SMITH 16 33 25 0000 03410 0000
14.72MOL ac E 466.42 ft of SE1/4 of SW114S16. T33S., R25E

AND 16 33 25 0000 03400 0000
South Florida Community College providing an 80 ft right-of-way along
Its South property line from US Hwy 17 to the East to the WL-1 LLC and
Smith parcels proposing to be an extension of Bostick Rd.

08-27 Ordinance No. 2008-20
Hardee County Board of Commissioners by and through the
Authorized Representative requests an Amendment to the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code
amending Section 3.16.00, deleting Section 3.16.01.01, amending
Section 3.16.01, amending Section 7.06.03, amending Article 9,
amending Table 2.29.02(B) providing for severability, providing for
repeal of conflicting ordinances and providing for an effective date.

Roger Conley, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JULY 17, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-27
(Ord. No. 2008-20)

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

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the Co'unty
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearings. This Public Notice Is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9r Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that Is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made by a court reporter. 06:19,26c


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Vonell 01' Buddy

Good ol'friend Mr Dewey Green
Best man around you ever seen
A real plumber so long ago
And drill them well, wouldn'tt you know

The best of all, his big ol boy
Tell you right now was no toy
Gave him a name called Vonell
Mess with him, he'll ring your bell

Like his Dad, a real man
Need some help, he sure can
Come Vonell, and on a run.
Need some money or "bring my gun"

Always had a good horse or two
If you ain't careful, out run you
Just bring your money and let's bet
That boy's Rocket -fastest you get

Got some dogs, go catch a hog
The woods, palmettos or in a bog
Dogs will catch him one or two
Careful now or they'll bite you

Sun goes down all said and done
Got a pretty wife second to none
How'd he get such a sweet pretty girl
Yvonne to him was his world

On the back porch like good friends do
A real man and good friend too
The time will come we pass away
In your heart he'll always stay

J. Carroll Barnhill
Bradenton
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another wrestling extrava-
ganza is on tap on Saturday.
'Doors at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center at Altman
and Stenstrom roads open at
6:30 p.m. for a full evening of
events.
'Wrestling, which begins at 7,
will end with the main event, a
tag -team match with local
favorites the White Scorpion
(Eddie White) and George Rod-
riguez taking on the Black
Assassin and the Rocking Rebel
Donnie York.
Tickets in advance are $6 for


adults and $4 for children ages
5 to 12. For advance tickets,
call 813-359-7122. Tickets at
the door will be $8 for adults
and $5 for children.
There are a variety of events
on the undercard, including a
table match between Butch
Long and the Ragin' Red Neck
Luke Ryder.
El ,Grapo will face Chris
Raines, and the Laranza broth-
ers will take on each other.
World Wrestling Council
superstar Glacier, all 6-2, 245
pounds, is coming to contend
with an as yet unknown oppo-
nent.


Letter To The Editor

Protect Environment But

Support Growth In Hardee


Dear Editor:
Who's to blame, or is anyone
to blame? Big question! No
new development in Hardee
County.
There is always lots of spec-
ulation about this or that great
project, but nothing ever hap-
pens.
Is it the fault of our County
Commission? I really don't
think it's just them. I think we,
the citizens of Hardee County,
have a lot to do with it.
We have no problem selling
our land for big prices, but then
we oppose almost every project
that developers or industry try
to accomplish.
I don't think we need to close
our eyes and let people do
whatever they please, but I do
think we need to "all" try to
work on compromising with the
dreaded "bad guys" at the
mines or new' developers. They
pour a ton of money into our
county and support our youth
.and provide many great jobs.
I do believe we all should
work to make sure the land and
water are not in danger of being


wasteland or polluted. I also
think we need to consider all
the things they do for us and try
to work together.
It seems like on development
issues we have become like the
Democrats and Republicans. If
one side is for it, the other side
is against it. It does not matter if
it's the right thing to do.
We all must open our eyes
and minds and look at what is
best for the overall picture, not
just what is right for you or me.
* We need jobs and develop-
ment in our county and with
that there will good changes
and bad changes, but let's look
at every issue with open minds
and eyes wide open looking at
the good and bad of each pro-
ject and not just be in favor of
or against because of who it is
or. what it is. Let's be bigger
than our political system.
If our local system and atti-
tudes don't change we will end
up just like Washington where
nothing ever gets accom-
plished.
Jim Waller
Wauchula


June 19, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C



Chalkboard
By Gina Neuhofer c
School Board Membker

2 LOCALS WIN.STATE HONORS
"Just Read, Florida!" was instituted by governor Jeb Bush in
2001. It is designed to be a comprehensive and coordinated read-
ing initiative. aimed at helping every student become a successful
and independent reader..
The efforts of Just Read, Florida! include providing school
district leadership and personnel with professional development 1
opportunities which focus on developing better readers.
Each year Just Read, Florida! sponsors a Leadership
Conference. Our school district has always been represented 4t
this conference, but this year is,a bit more special. Two of our
employees will be recognized for their achievements and contribu-
tions to building and fostering literacy.
Nominated by their school districts, candidates were asked tc
submit their own educational history and professional development
activities, demonstrate their hieracy leadership, and provide their
literacy philosophy.
Nominees were evaluated based upon the following criteria:
Superior ability to foster excellence in literacy
education leadership
Expertise in literacy
Maintaining a record of superior administrative
performance
Demonstrating leadership ih educational activi-
ties at the school, district, and/or 4tate level
Displaying exemplary interpersonal skills
Utilizing innovative research techniques
Engaging parents/families in the learning process
Demonstrating a strong commitment to creating a
learning climate of caring and respect
Evidence of dedication to community through
service-oriented projects or volunteer work
After a rigorous application and selection process, Just Read:
Florida! proudly announced Martha Ann Weems, literacy coach at
Hardee Junior High School, was selected the Region 4 Middle
School Reading Coach of the Year.
And Beverly Cornelius, assistant principal at Hardee Junior
High School, was named Regional Finalist for Florida's 2008
Literacy Leader of the Year awaid. .
Both Weems and Cornelius will be honored at the awards lun- ''
cheon during the Just Read, Florida! Conference on Tuesday, July
1.
The Hardee County School District is proud to have two of
our own recognized as leaders among their colleagues. It exempli-
fies the superior work they do each day. Educators such as these
ladies demonstrate to our community the mission of the Hardee
County School District: "Building learning partnerships with
home, school, and community to ensure personal and academic
excellence."
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS) IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-CIE1-NOI-2503-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment(s) to the Comprehensive Plan
for the City of Wauchula, adopted by Ordinance No(s). 2008-06 on April 14,2008, IN COMPLIANCE,
pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.

The adopted City of Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s)and th Depiirtment's
Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal business hours, at the City of
Wauchula, City Hall, Clerks Office, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33836.

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an
administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the Amendment(s) to the City
of Wauchula Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance, as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The
petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice, and must include all of
the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, FA.C. The petition must be filed
with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevayr, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file a
petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request an administrative proceeding as a petitioner
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of the aciinistrative hearing
will be to present evidence and testimony and forward a recommended order to the Department. If no
petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final agency action.

If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding.
A petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20) days before the final hearing and must
include all of the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition for
leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, Department of Management
Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to petition to intervene
within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the administrative hearing.

After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3Xa), F.S., to any affected person who is made a party to the p ending by filing
that request with the administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an administrative hearing.




-s~ Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 6:190


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

COUNTY
June 15, Yuridia Villalva, 25, of 152 Airport Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K. Cloud and
charged with DUI.
June 15, Jose A Heredia, 19, P.O. Box 665, Bartow, was
arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on a charge of contempt of court.
June 15, Jesse Moore, 34, of 606 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with withholding sup-
port of children.
June 15, Gloria Perales, 33, of 705 Grove St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
June 15, a residential burglary on SR. 62, a holdup-robbery on
Carlton Street, criminal mischief on Steve Roberts Special and on
Dear Run Drive, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

June 14, Roberto Maldonado, 36, of 808 Hickory Lane, Fort
Meade, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged with
DUI.
June 14, Evelyn Louise Madison, 28, of 515 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
larceny petit theft.
June 14, Dawn Elizabeth Pelham, 26, of 2774 Snipe Dr.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged
with conspiracy and larceny grand theft.
June 14, Michael Shawn Albritton, 37, of 998 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on two counts of failure
to appear in court. I
June 14, Mattie Ann Moore, 46, of 209 W. Orange St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson on a charge of larceny
petit theft.
June 14, a vehicle stolen on Griffin Road was reported.

June 13, Danny Fred Faulk, 56, of 628 Peterson St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with pos-
session of cocaine, tampering with evidence, battery and resisting
an officer without obstruction.
June 13, thefts on Bostick Road, CR 665 and Ridge
Rainey/Lily Grade were reported.

June 12, a tag stolen on Dena Circle, a vehicle stolen on Webb
Road, criminal mischief on Broadus Williams Road, and a theft on
Hightower Road were reported.

June 11, residential burglaries on Magnolia Blvd. and N.
Nursery Road, and thefts on Alderman Road, Ralph Durrance Road
and two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

June 10, Santos Luna, 30, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
June 10, criminal mischief on Doc Coil Road and a theft on
Airport Road were reported.

June 9, Angela Patrice Louis, 41, of 803 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson on a charge of
withholding support of children.
June 9, Welmar Hernandez, 19, of 154 Erler Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of contempt of
court.
June 9, Benito Valdiviez, 26, of 3445 Elm St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of failure to
appear in court. .
June 9, a residential burglary on Gregory Lane, criminal mis-
chief on Old Bradenton Road, and thefts on Stansfield Road, SR
64 West and Ralph Durrance Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
June 15, Jose Tapia-Rodriguez, 36, of 1050 Huss Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
June 15, Elias Reyna Torres, 31, P.O. Box 71, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and Sheriff's Dep. Mark McCoy on
two counts of contempt of court violation of an injunction for
protection.
June 15, Margaret Beatrice Howell, 27, of 764 Polk Road,


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.
2005 Dodge 4Dr. ld.# 1 B3ES56C95D285426

Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
June 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula FI. 33873. e:_weo


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


Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with
possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
June 15, a robbery-holdup on Carlton Street and thefts on East
Main Street and on U.S. 17 South were reported.

June 14, Adrian Florez, 75, of 209 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with disorderly intox-
ication.
June 14, a theft on U.S. 17 south was reported.

June 13, criminal mischief in two locations on North Florida
Avenue and a theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.

June 12, Isaias Villa, 46, and Esteban Daniel Martinez, both of
707 Green Street, Wauchula, were arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and
Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged each with burglary of a dwelling,
structure or conveyance and larceny petit theft. Matinez was
detained on a charge of contempt of court.
June 12, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

June 11, Bernabe Castillo-Cruz, 27, of 4245 Middle Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged
with DUI.

June 10, Jason Michael Lopez, 24, of 610 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
burglary of an unoccupied structure, possession of burglary tools,
criminal mischief damage to property, larceny-petit theft, and


wearing a hood or mask.
June 10, Joann B. Lopez, 47, of 712 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with resisting
arrest without violence.
June 10, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

June 9, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported

BOWLING GREEN
June 14, Jesus Adrian Calvillo, 19,.of 5121 Dixiana Drive.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged
with resisting/obstructing an officer without violence.

June 13, criminal mischief : n Lake Branch Road was report-
ed.

June 10, Jessica P. Muselair, 18, of 1673 W. 28th St., Rivera
Beach, and Masadie Whitehead, 18, of 106 Cherokee Dr., Auburn-
dale, were arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and each charged with
indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 14, Daniel Keith Richardson, 23, of 807 SR 64 W., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Chief Chris Baty and charged with bat-
tery.

June 13, a residential burglary on Fifth Street East was report-


June10, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.


2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Este informed contiene information muy important sobre su agua deber. Traducalo o able con alguien que lo entienda bien.
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water
and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a stfe and dependable supply ofdrinking water. We
want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are
committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is groundwater from the Floridan aquifer. The water is then
chlorinatedfor disinfection.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Town Hall at 863-735-0405. We encourage
our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. The Town of Zolfo Springs routinely monitors for contaminants in your
drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the
results of our monitoring for the period ofJanuary I to December 31, 2007.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the
following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the
MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected
risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system
must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/1) one part by weight ofanalyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Source Water Assessments: A source water assessment was completed by the Department in 2004. This assessment found a potential
source of contamination to be a petroleum storage tank. The risk level is considered to be high. This information is available at
www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp


Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCtL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamition
Mesurement saplig Violation Detected
I (MoJyr.) Y/N
Inorganic Contaminants
11. Barium (ppm) 1/07 N 0.045 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from
~_____________' _~________ _~_______ _~ ^ metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits
16. Fluoride (ppm) 1/07 N 1.03 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water additive
which promotes strong teeth when at
optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm;
discharge from fertilizer and aluminum
_______________________ _______ ______ ____ factories
20. Nitrate (as Nitrogen) 1/07,11/07 N 0.05 10 10 Runofffrom fertilizer use; leaching from
(ppm) Range septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural
0.04- 0.06 deposits
23. Sodium (ppm) 1/07 N 12.7 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil

For bromate, chloramines, or chlorine, the level detected is the highest running annual average (RAA), computedquaterly, of monthly averages
of all samples collected For haloacetic acids or TTHM, the level detected is the highest RAA4 computed quarterly, of quarterly averages of all
samples collected ifthe system is monitoring quarterly or is the average of all samples taken during the year wf the system monitors less frequently
than quarterly. Range of Results is the range ofindividual sample results (lowest to highest) for all monitoring locations
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Results
78. Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.15 0.75-2.1 MRDLG MRDL = 4 Water additive used to control microbes
=4
81. Haloacetic Acids 9/06 N 8.3 NA MCL =60 By-product ofdrinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5)(ppb)I
82. TTHM [Total 9/06 N 29 NA MCL =80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes]
(ppb)

Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th No. of MCLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement sampling Violation Percentile sampling (Action
(mo.yr.) Y/N Result sites Level)
exceeding
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
84. Copper (tap 9/06 N 0.24 0 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
water) (ppm) erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
85. Lead (tap water) 9/06 N 6 1 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) erosion of natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and in some cases,
radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or resultfrom urban stormwater runoff,
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety ofsources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants In
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts ofsome contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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