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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 29
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, June 26, 2008


46bq
1 plus 40 sales tax


Commissioners Put Impact Fees On Hold


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Impact fees for which plan-
ning began in 2005 as a growth
management tool continue to be
delayed.
For the fourth time, the
Hardee County Commission
has yielded to pressure and put
off impact fees which commis-
sioners first said would be
implemented by July 2007.
Now, the commission plans
to revisit the issue at the first



FCAT


Scores


Rising
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test scores for
reading and mathematics show
districtwide gains in 2008 on 14
;of 16 levels.
The 15th reveals a large
seven-point drop in fifth-grade
reading a near- statewide
phenomenon and the 16th
reflects a single-point variation
for fourth-grade math.
In all, the 14 upward scores
,demonstrate a steady trend of
improvement in reading and
math, with most gains moderate
or better but two sixth- and
eighth-grade math of sub-
stantial proportions.
Yet despite all the progress
the district continues to make,
local schoolchildren are still
out-scored by their statewide
counterparts.
Exceptions to that can be
found, again, in mathematics
scores, where third and fourth
graders here beat out their state
peers, and sixth graders held
their own by mirroring the state
number.
Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones on Tuesday
termed the 2008 FCAT scores
an improvement overall over
2007, calling some of the gains
"minor" and others "significant
jumps."
But Jones carries the compar-
isons further than one year to
the next. He's looking for
steady progress, he said, and
points to seven years' worth of
district FCAT results.
"In going all the way back to
2002, if you look at that, I'm
very, very proud of what our
See FCAT 3A


WEATHER
LQYLO RAIN
'Oa i .91 69 0.00
06/19 90 69 0.03
06120 92 66 0.39
",a6/21 s5 69 1.78
; 06/22 88 67 0.00
,..06/23 92 65 0.00
.' 06/24 93 69 0.00
i=Q. Rainfall to 06/24/08 77.20
Same period last year 13.89
STeon Year Average 55.09
rce: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.......4C
Community Calendar....5A
Crime Blotter.................7C
Fishing Report...............2A
Hardee Living................ 2B
Obits.............. ............4A
Roundups...................... 5A



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7 1812 2 07 2 90 3


meeting in 2009,, probably Jan.
8.
Also at last week's meeting,
the commission approved 10
ordinances, several of which
will rezone acreage to allow
huge developments. Shadow-


YOUR MOVE!


lawn west of Bowling Green
may add 1,820 homes; Lemon
Grove Estates 663 homes;
Eliphoreph (formerly Florida
Reno) 671 homes; the Larry
Davis mixed use property at
Vandolah Road 1,000 homes;


,and the Little Cypress addition
of 856 homes will bring addi-
tional students for the schools
and increased demand for
water/sewer/roads and other
services.
When the county began plan-


ning impact fees in 2005 to
meet state mandates for finan-
cial feasibility for growth man-
agement, it encouraged impact
fees as a method to pay for the
infrastructure new residents
would need.


COURTESY PHOTO
Mydalis Nunez and Jacob Lazo study the board and plan strategy for an old-fashioned game of checkers at the
Cracker Trail Museum in Pioneer Park. Their visit was part of a field trip earlier this year for third graders at Zolfo
Spring Elementary School. The youngsters found the museum held many fascinating and interactive items. As
summer days grow long and gas prices high, a trip to the nearby museum may be just the perfect vacation diversion
for the DVD and video-game generation. The Cracker Trail Museum is located near the corner of U.S. 17 and SR 64,
and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1. Your turn!


Qualifying Periods End

4 Re-Elected In County; No

One Wants Seat 1 In Wauchula


The official qualifying peri-
ods for candidates for elected
offices in Hardee County and
the city of Wauchula ended on
Friday.
Now, the focus moves on to
the campaigns themselves and
the upcoming elections. The
primary is set for Aug. 26. Early
voting will run Aug. 11-23. The
general election is set for Nov.
4.
Voter registration books are
still open, closing on July 28 for
the primary and Oct. 6 for the
general election.
The ballots are set, and are as
follows:
COUNTY
Four incumbents were re-
elected to another four-year
term each when no opponents
surfaced by the filing deadline
at noon.
Courts Clerk Hugh Bradley,
Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford, Tax Collector Zee
Smith and Elections Supervisor
Jeff Ussery have won a vote of
confidence arid will continue
their public service.
And the official qualifying


period revealed something of
local history this election year
when candidate Don Chancey
forked over the $1,788 fee to
have his name placed on the
ballot for a County Commis-
sion race.
Typically in, Hardee County,
candidates submit voter signa:
tures on petitions in order to get
their names on the ballot, there-
by avoiding the high filing fees.
But Chancey, who was out of
town when the May 19 petition
deadline passed, opted to
remain in the fray by paying the
cash.
That leaves a roster of 22
candidates for local countywide
office.
Seven slots are up for grabs.
Their candidates are:
Sheriff Democrat Arnold
Lanier versus Republicans Tom
Santarlas and Roger Clark.
Schools Superintendent -
Incumbent Dennis Jones (D)
faces challengers Gary Moore
and Bob Shayman on the
Democratic side and David
Durastanti for the Republicans.
County District 1 Comn-
See QUALIFYING 2A


At that time, commissioners
declared they were unwilling to
expect taxpayers to pay for
growth through their ad val-
orem taxes. Impact fees were a
way for new residential, com-
mercial and industrial develop-
ment to pay for itself. If impact
fees are not implemented, com-
missioners have offered no
other plan to prevent growth
costs being paid by taxpayers.
By the time school and coun-
See COMMISSIONERS 3A


Monday?
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A decision on a plan to mine
7,700 acres east of the Peace
River could be made on Mon-
day evening.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
in the County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W. Orange
St., Wauchula.
The request of Mosaic Ferti-
lizer Inc. has now been under
consideration for months. After
lengthy presentation, the pro-
posed plan for the South Fort
Meade mine extension into
Hardee County was approved
by the Central Florida Planning
Council on Feb. 13.
Since the first local hearing
on April 17, the county Plan-
ning & Zoning Board and
Hardee County Commission
have met in several joint ses-
sions to hear nearly nine hours
of testimony and comments and
obtain more information on the
plan.
It began April 17, continued
and continued again. At the
June 5 hearing, Mosaic asked
for more time to present its eco-
nomic impact study.
At issue is Mosaic's request
for a Major Special Exception,
mining application, master min-
ing and reclamation plan and
unit plan to allow it to mine a
See MINING 2A


ON THE MOVE!


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
The Zolfo Springs Police Department Chief Chris Baty has moved from Its highly
visible location on U.S. 17 to the corner of Vermillion and Second streets in prepara-
tion for groundbreaking on a new permanent home. The original Police & Fire Station
was destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004, and was replaced with trailers until new
construction could begin. That day is expected to arrive in mid- to late July. The E.O.
Koch firm of Sebring was the winning bidder with $628,500 for the 5,412-square-foot
job, which will be paid for by insurance monies and Federal Emergency Management
Agency funds. The building will be erected at the old site, and Baty says signs will be
placed on U.S. 17 and SR 64 this week to direct people to his temporary location.


Ordinances On

Growth OK'd

. .Story 1B


Making Your

July 4th Plans?

...Story 1B


Jury Duty Too

Much Trouble?

.. .Story.1C


Builders Seek, Get 4th Delay


Mining


^ Decision


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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 26, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


Guns can be dangerous. On March 21, 2008, Randall
Williamson, 50, of Pompano Beach was killed while sitting in a
turkey blind at River Ranch near Lake Wales.
Michael Shane Hasting, 40, of Plant City said he shot at a
turkey and found he had accidentally shot Williamson, who was
concealed in total camouflage. Hasting was hunting with his 6-
year-old son, reported the Lakeland Ledger. No charges were filed.

About 30 influential people met in late February to study help-
ing Peace River, which flows through Hardee County.
A March 1 story in the Polk County Democrat indicated over
the years about 300 miles of streams feeding the river have van-
ished, 38 percent of the wetlands in the region have vanished,
native upland habitat has declined 71 percent, and aquifer levels
are down 20 to 50 feet.
A study indicated the river basin hlas bee firfgatWvly- ii. act-'
ed by agriculture, phosphate mining, and tirbani ad housing devel-
opment. A Lake Hancock improvement project involving creation
of wetlands is designed to help the river and reduce nitrogen levels
in the water. Water storage is also involved, with releases to help
the river flow.
Florida-friendly landscaping (plants and grass that require lit-
tle water) and strict water use restrictions can help the river, the
study indicated.
The water level in Peace River has risen over a foot this month
due to June rainfall. A lot more rain is needed, as our area has had
below normal rainfall for the past 2 1/2 years.

A Bartow teacher was fired earlier this year for having a gun
in his truck on the school parking lot at Ridge Career Center. The
School Board set a stern example of Phillip Bradley, 51.
The message: no guns or other weapons on school campuses,
by students or teachers.

Here's hoping the National Thoroughbred Racing Association
can become drug-free soon. Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby
and Preakness and was on steroids. The horse did not get his
monthly dose of steroids before the Belmont and failed to win the
Triple Crown, wrote Will Graves for Associated Press.
The horses' owners said their entire racing operation of 50
horses will be drug-free, except for Lasix. The steroids are current-
ly legal. If humans cannot tak steroids for athletic performance,
neither should equines. That's just common horse sense.

Some new homeless people in California are living in their
vehicles, reported Christina Hoag of the Associated Press in a news
story in the Lakeland Ledger.

Too much money! The Associated Press reported this week the
state of Florida and U.S. Sugar are negotiating the sale of 187,000
acres for about $1.7 billion to improve the water quality of the
Everglades. Wonder if the state could get zero percent financing for
six years, like some new car offers? The price sounds twice too '
high.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports about 30
percent of adult Americans have symptoms of insomnia, writes
Gary White of the Lakeland Ledger.
I expect the academy wants us to buy sleeping pills. Dr. Eberto
Pineiro of the Watson Clinic noted some sleeping problems are
caused by anxiety or depression. Makes sense. He said sleeping
pills are not the answer to anxiety or depression. Treat the problem.
Too many Americans, encouraged by many doctors and the
pharmaceutical companies, feel there is a pill for:everything. Some
people are taking a half dozen medications daily.

Sunshine produces vitamin D for the body. Low vitamin D lev-
els cause twice the level of death by heart disease, reports
Associated Press. Too much sun exposure causes skin cancer. I
went to my imaginary computer and decided we need a daily aver-
age of one hour, 38 minutes and 22 seconds of sunlight, adjusting
slightly for season and time of day.

Tom Finder of Lake Alfred in a recent letter to the Lakeland
Ledger indicated Barack Obama is not experienced enough to be
U.S. president since he has been in the U.S. Senate only three years
and a few terms in the Illinois Legislature, after being a communi-
ty organizer in the Chicago area.
Obama recently resigned from his church after 23 years when
the pastor, since retired, made headlines with controversial com-
ments, wrote Finder.

Here's hoping the prices of food, oil and other commodities
will soon drop. This is hurting the American and world economy,
except for those who are profiting from the higher prices.
Syndicated columnist Dan Rather, a former CBS TV news
anchor, says we need to increase supplies, address. the problem
quickly and be willing to have some pain while solutions are
reached.
Ameriica has faced challenges before and come out on top.


12 Attend FFA Convention


While most students were
enjoying their first week of
vacation, 12 Future Farmers of
America members, accompa-
nied by advisor Buck Redding,
attended the 80th annual State
FFA Convention in Orlando last
week.
The members participated in
leadership workshops, attended
business sessions and special
events, and cheered on their fel-
low members during the talent


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competition.
During the week Katie
Rogers and Bayleigh Peirstorff
competed in the talent contest,
and Bayleigh was selected to
sing during the I'ourthi general
session.
Kaylyn Stevenson was one of
the four finalists in the feeder
steer and feeder swine profi-
ciency areas. She brought home
the 2008 State Winner plaque
for feeder swine.


During the district meeting,
Shelby Albritton was re-elected
District X president.
It wasn't all business during
their week's stay, as the mem-
bers enjoyed swimming, the
arcade, a trip to Bass Pro Shop
and played a round of putt-putt
golf in an attempt to beat
Redding.
Members, although tired, left
the convention excited about
FFA and its many opportunities.


COURTESY PHOTOS'
The 12 members of the Future Farmers of America at the 80th annual State FFA
Convention were (front row, from left) Tina Lee, Shelby Albritton, Brad Keene and
Dustyn Maddox; (middle) Bayleigh Pierstorff, Kaylyn Stevenson, Clara Durrance,
Krystin Robertson and Kyndail Robertson; (back) Katie Rogers, Jimmy Sasser and
Philip Barton.


Bayleigh Pierstorff impressed the judges of the FFA
Talent Competition, and was selected to sing at the
fourth general session.


Katie Rogers entertained the crowd with a song during
the Talent Competition last week.


Kaylyn Stevenson was awarded the 2008 State Winner
plaque for feeder swine at the FFA Convention. Standing
with Kaylyn are 2007-08 State Vice President Shannon
Craig and Buck Redding.


MINING
Continued From 1A
major portion oi its iu,3Z86-acre
tract. A total of 50 million tons
of phosphate rock, used in pro-
ducing fertilizer, could be
extracted during the life of min-
ing, from 2009 through 2020.
Mosaic plans not to mine
3,100 acres, the wetlands along
the Peace River, and says it will
provide additional wetlands and
forested uplands. The company
also plans to create four lakes
totaling 180 acres.
Area residents and environ-
.mentalists have been concerned
about possible breaks in the
dams or berms around clay set-
tling areas, wildlife protection,
preservation of environmentally
sensitive lands, and the quality
and quantity of water in the
Peace River and its tributaries.
The complete county mining
department review of the mine
application and conditions it
intends to impose is available at
www.hardeecounty.net by fol-
lowing the links to county
offices, to mining and then
scroll down to the Fort Meade
Mine extension information.


6/26/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:34 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:00 am
Sets: 1:45 pmin
Major Times
S6:22 am-8:22 am
6:47 pm-8:47 pm
Minor Times
12:39 am-1:39 am
1:04 pm-2:04 pm
Prediction
Good
6/27/2008
Sun Data
Rises.;-6:34 am--
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:34 am
Sets: 2:47 pm
Major Times
7:10 nm-9:10 am
7:35 pm-9:35 pm
Minor Times


1:27 am-2:27 am
1:52 pm-2:52 pm
Prediction
Better
6/28/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:34 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:10 am
Sets: 3:54 pm
Major Times
8:01 am-10:01 am
8:26 pm-10:26 pm
Minor Times
2:18 am-3:18 am
2:43 pm-3:43 pm
Prediction
Better
6/29/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:26 pmin
LoD: 13:51:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:52 am
Sets: 5:04 pm


QUALIFYING
Continued From 1A'
missioner Minor Bryant (D) is
opposed by Gene Davis (D) and
Donny Waters (D), and *by
Republican Don Samuels as
well.
County District 3 Com-
missioner Gordon Norris (D)
will take on Democrats Terry
Atchley and Alane Solomon
and Republican Don Chancey.
County District 5 Com-
missioner Dale Johnson (D) is
in a faceoff with formerr com-
missioner Walter Olliff (R).
School District 2 School
Board incumbent Tanya Royal
is challenged by Mildred Smith.
This race is non-partisan.
School District 3 Incum-
bent Gina Neuhofer faces two
opponents, Charles Crutchfield
and Teresa Crawford.

WAUCHULA
Wauchula qualifying present-
ed dual difficulties for local res-
idents.
When qualifying began on
June 16, there were four seats
up for grabs on the City Com-
mission. When it ended, there
were four qualifiers.
Long-term commissioners
Clarence Bolin and Ken Lam-
bert had no opposition and will
resume their respective seat 5
and seat 3 at the commission
table.
Newcomer Heather Lee, cc-
cupying seat 6 since her ap-
pointment a year ago, is chal-
lenged by Delois Johnson.
There was no one qualifying
for seat 1, currently held by
Troy Brant, who apparently did
not seek re-election. His term
will expire at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8,
the first regular meeting follow-
ing the primary election on
Aug. 26.
Fellow commissioners have
30 days from Sept. 8 to fill the
vacancy. Anyone who resides in
district one, all the city territory
east of U.S. 17 South, can pro-
vide resumes of their back-
ground and reasons for seeking
the seat.
If the commission does not
choose someone to fill the four-
year term for seat 1, then a spe-
cial election must be held with-
in 90 days of Sept. 8, or by Nov..
17.
Whether by selection or spe-
cial election, a candidate must
be a resident and registered
voter in the city for one year,
residing in the district outlined
above.
Commission members are
paid a total of $430 a month,
which includes $30 toward the
utility bill, $200 salary and
$200 expense allowance.
Staff writers Cynthia Krahl and
Joan Seaman prepared this
report.

Happiness is not a desti-
nation. It is a method of
life.


Major Times
8:58 am-10:58 am
9:23 pm-ll:23 pm
Minor Times
3:15 am-4:15 am
3:40 pm-4:40 pm
Prediction
Good
6/30/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:51:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:42 am
Sets: 6:15 pm
Major Times
9:58 am-11:58 am
10:23 p;w.12:23 aim
Minor Times
4:15 am-5:15 am
4:40 pm-5:40 pm
Prediction
Good

7/1/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:27 pm


LoD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:41 am-
Sets: 7:24 pm
Major Times
11:02 am-l:02 pm
Minor Times
5:19 am-6:19 am
5:44 pm-6:44 pm
Prediction
Good

7/2/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:36 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LoD: 13:50:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:48 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
Major Times
11:41 pm-1:41 am
12:07 pm-2:07 pm
Minor Times
6:24 am-7:24 am
6:49 pm-7:49 pm
Prediction
Better ,


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folks have accomplished,"
Jones said.
"It's a visual representation of
exactly what we are trying to
do: create continuous and sus-
tainable progress," he asserted,
adding, "Our folks are doing
that."
With an eye on state num-
bers, however, Jones noted, "I
recognize that we still have a
ways to go, but we believe
we're getting there. Our teach-
ers, our staff, our community
can be proud of the work we are
doing."
Jones went on to lament read-
ing scores in the upper levels of
grades 8-10, which are indeed
better than they were in 2002,
but not by enough in the super-
intendent's view. "You probably
would want more than the
progress that is shown, and we
are working on it," he said.
In fact, he said, 2008 is
notable as the first year that all
four senior-high scores -
ninth- and 10th-grade reading
and math have gone up.
"Combine that with the fact,
according to the Department of
Education, that we have the
highest graduation rate we've
had in 10 years and the lowest
dropout rate that we've had in
10 years," he began.
"Take a look at those positive
numbers and hypothesize that
perhaps we have turned the cor-
ner," said Jones.
Jones noted dips in individual
scores have occurred over the
period from 2002, but a graph


COMMISSIONERS
Continued From 1A


_ty impact fees were computed,,
there would be an additional
cost of $5,200 for a single-fam-
ily home, and different amounts
for mobile homes, each unit of a
multi-family residence, busi-
ness or other development.
Commissioners also decided


then that anyone who had-
pulled a permit before impact
fees were implemented would
have a three-year window to
complete that construction
before they would be liable for
impact fees.
But last Thursday, Benny


FCAT
Continued From 1A


would show a line moving
higher and higher. "A trend that
is upward, that's my main con-
cern," he said.
"We're having some good
days right now," the superinten-
dent declared, "but I believe our
best days are ahead of us."
And focus of those days will
be closing the gap between
local and state scores, Jones
said. Local progress is good,
but it also must pace the state's,
he noted.
View the accompanying chart
to gauge gains in local FCAT
scores from 2002 to 2007, and
then to directly compare last
year's scores with this year's.
The final column shows
whether the 2008 score is an
improvement over 2007 only, as
all scores are higher than they
were in 2002.
As for Hardee County scores
in 2008 versus the state average
for 2008, the numbers are as
follows:
Reading results show 71 per-
cent of Hardee County third
graders scored at Level 3 or
above, while 72 percent did
statewide. Level 3 is the score
that state considers "proficient."
For fourth grade, 62 here to
70 statewide; fifth, 60 here, 67
state; sixth, 56 to 64; seventh,
49 to 64; eighth, 39 to 53; ninth,
29 to 46; and 10th, 26 to 38.
Math: third, 81, to beat the.
state's 76; fourth, 72 beats a
state 71; fifth, 59 to 61; sixth
meets the state's 53.; seventh, 52
to 61; eighth, 61 to 67; ninth, 50.
to 65; and 10th, 63 to 69.


District Reading Scores
% at 3+

Grade 2002 2007 2008 + or-

3 51 66 71 +

4 42 61 62 +

5 44 67 60

6 42 51 56 +

7 35 47 49 +

8 36 35 39 +

9 21 24 29 +

10 21 22 26 +

District Math Scores
% at 3+

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3 54 75 81 +

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June 26, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A

Letter To The Editor

Town Beautification Project


In Ohio Caused Problems


Hash, president of the Hardee
County Builders Association
spoke for the dozen or so con-
tractors and sub-contractors
who accompanied him to the
meeting. Well-known builders
James Jernigan, Duke Platt,
Carlton Construction, Tommy
Bostick and Roger Harrison
were not among those attend-
ing.
Hash asked that impact fees
be put off indefinitely because
fuel prices have increased the
cost of shingles, roads and other
petroleum products. Because of
the poor economy, people are
putting remodeling or building
a home on hold.
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson said that impact fees
could not be suspended indefi-
nitely, and the state had taken
control out of the hand of the
counties by the mandates about
growth management. "There
are too many bureaucrats mak-
ing decisions that they weren't
elected to do. When construc-
tion begins, we will need these
fees as quickly as possible,"
Johnson said.
Hash agreed that "the roots of
the state's money tree were in
the taxpayer's pockets" and he
knew there were a lot of fiscal
restraints on the county.
Commissioner Gordon
Norris said it was the responsi-
bility of the commissioners "to
hear the heartbeat of the com-
munity," and respond to it.
Commissioner Minor Bryant,
the third of the three commis-
sion members present, noted,
"We passed a bunch of ordi-
nances and we better be ready.
We need to look at this again in
six months."
Commissioners Nick Tim-
merman and Bobby Smith were
absent.
This is the first in a series of
articles on growth manage-
ment. Next week: effects on
schools.


Dear Editor:
This letter is not intended to
offend or bring out the ire in
any organization involved in
the beautification of downtown
Wauchula. This letter is a mere
look at a past beautification
project that turned into a fiasco,
and struck a sense of deja vu
with me.
Let me begin, I used to live in
a quaint, little town in Ohio. It
was dubbed the "All American
City" and rightly so. With
majestic homes, streets lined
with large maple and oak trees,
brick paved streets, yes it
deserved the title. It was fine
just the way it was!
However, the City Fathers
decided that the downtown area
needed spruced up just a tad, so
they brought in some high
dreamer landscape/architect de-
signer with a grand scheme of
design for the beautification of
Main Street, High Street, Gay
Street, and Mulberry Street.
Since the town already had
some brick streets, the designer
thought that it would be great to
put down brick pavers as side-
walks, and in doing so, allow
for areas for trees to be planted.
Square areas about 3' by 3' or in
some areas 4' by 4'. Is this
sounding familiar to any of you
reading this? Thought so!
The founding fathers decided
on beautiful flowering pink and
white crab apple trees. They
weren't supposed to get too
large, nor would the roots be a
problem. Oh, the best laid plans
of mice and men! No one
seemed to look any further than
the idea of the beautiful brick
sidewalks, tree-lined and
adding such beauty to the main
venues of the town.
Well, about three years after
the initial beautification, the
trees started to mature! Yes, the
blossoms were beautiful! They
looked so pretty and lacy, and
dangerous! Oh, yes! Danger-


ous! Ever heard of anyone
being allergic to bee stings?
What are bees attracted to?,
Right! Blossoms! The trees
were full of blossoms and bees!
Oh gosh! Now what? The
'minds that be' decided that
they would write an article for
the paper telling people, who
were allergic to bee stings, to
stay away from the downtown
area until the blossoms had fin-
ished blooming and another
article would follow when the
sidewalks would be clear of bee
sting dangers! Hello? Stay
away from downtown (mer-
chants, are you reading this)
until the danger of the bees was
gone. Revenue?
After the blooms are no
longer flowers, they become
pretty little round crab apples!
Apples fall off of a tree to the
sidewalks below. Hmmm? Crab
apples now on the sidewalks,
crushed, sappy-juice, and now
yellow jackets are swarming the
ground for the nectar! And they
are nasty! Worse than the honey
bees! Oh, and did I mention, the
birds loved the crab apple
treats. The birds would fly
down, grab a treat, go to the
nearest ledge above a store
front, eat their treat, and release
the treat either by dropping it or
leaving their droppings! Either
way, bombs away!
Now we have another situa-
tion to deal with: roots moving
the bricks, heaving them up-
wards, and causing folks to trip!
Is this a vicious circle or what?
What was once a wonderful
beautification idea had turned
into a town's nightmare!
What do you think happened
six years into the beautification
project? The trees could not just
be cut down. They had to be
removed, which tore up the
brick pavers, which caused the
sidewalks to be totally unsafe
for anyone to walk on, and
never mind the people who


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were handicapped in way, shape
or form. Downtown was off
limits whether a person agreed
or not! Mad merchants? Oh you
bet'cha! Embarrassed commis-
sioners? No, they just passed
the buck. Blamed it on the
beautification committee! Does
Wauchula have a Beautification
Committee? If so, get prepared!
The buck will be passed.
Now, I know that the town
has not planted crab apple trees.
But they have planted crepe
myrtles all along Highway 17
and the other streets. I do not
know about the crepe myrtles
that are planted downtown, but
my crepe myrtles are buzzing
with bees! Take a good look
also how they are planting
them. Across from one another!
One on each side of the side-
walk in some areas. I hate to
sound like the crier of woes, but
every one of us needs to take
care when on the streets of
Wauchula! I know that I would-
n't want to have to walk along
17 (on the street) to avoid bees.
The roots are also going to play,
havoc on the pavers. No doubt
in my mind.
I know that this project is
funded by the state, and I
believe in town beautification
But I do not think that the right
kind of trees were planted along
the sidewalks. Now this is only
a personal view/opinion. Again,
I am not degrading the upgrad-
ing, of the city. I just am won-
dering how much thought was
put in to what kind of
trees/shrubs should be planted.
And what about the roots that
will eventually become a nui-
sance.
Now, what will the rest of the
story be? Write your own end-
ing. I have mine written down
for a later reference.
Thanks for reading!

Terrin McKelvey-Green
Zolfo Springs


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ADDISON LYNN
ELIZABETH
VANSICKLE
Addison Lynn Elizabeth
VanSickle, age three months,
of Wauchula, died on Friday,
June 20, 2008, at her home.
Born Feb. 28, 2008, in
Arcadia, she attended the
Church of God of Prophecy
in Arcadia.
She was preceded in death
by great-grandmothers
Gladys Cutchen and Patsy
Gibson.
Survivors include her par-
ents Heath and Miranda
VanSickle of Wauchula;
paternal grandparents Paul
and Sabrina VanSickle of
Wauchula; maternal grand-
parents Margaret Goodwyn
of Coleman and Jerry Good-
wyn of Arizona; paternal
great-grandparents Garland
and Carolyne VanSickle of
Wauchula, and Jim Gibson of
Wauchula; maternal great-
grandfather Ralph Cutchen of
Arcadia; a sister, Trinity
VanSickle of Wauchula; three
aunts; one uncle; and numer-
ous cousins.
Visitation was 10 to 11
a.m. on Wednesday at the
funeral home with services at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Roger
Byrd officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in New Hope Ceme-
tery.



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JUAN MANUEL
BENAVIDES JR.
Juan Manuel Benavides
Jr., 63, of Bowling Green,
died Sunday, June 22, 2008,
in Lakeland.
Born June 1, 1945, in Elsa,
Texas, he came to Bowling
Green from Apopka in 1995.
He was a retired farm laborer
and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death
by parents Juan and Con-
stance Benavides; and..a
brother Luis Benavides.
Survivors include his wife
Elida Benavides of Bowling
Green; four sons, Johnny
Benavides, Jose Benavides,
Ruben Benavides and David
Benavides, all of Bowling
Green; four daughters, Alicia
Calderon, Patricia Reyes and
Olivia Cantaneda, all of
Bowling Green, and Angela
Munoz of Apokpa; three
brothers, Pedro Benavides,
Jesus Benavides and Lionel
Benavides; 25 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Iglesia Metodista Luz y Vida


JUAN MANUEL
BENAVIDES JR.
Juan Manuel Benavides Jr.,
63, of Bowling Green, died
Sunday, June 22, 2008, in
Lakeland.
Born June 1, 1945, in Elsa,
Texas, he came to Bowling
Green from Apopka in 1995. He
was a retired farm laborer and a
Baptist.
He was preceded in death by
parents Juan and Constance
Benavides; and a brother Luis
Benavides.
Survivors include his wife
Elida Benavides of Bowling
Green; four sons, Johnny
Benavides, Jose Benavides,
Ruben Benavides and David
Benavides, all of Bowling
Green; four daughters, Alicia
Calderon, Patricia Reyes and
Olivia Cantaneda, all of
Bowling Green, and Angela
Munoz of Apokpa; three broth-
ers, Pedro Benavides, Jesus
Benavides and Lionel Bena-
vides; 25 grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Iglesia
Metodista Luz y Vida in Zolfo
Springs. Services are at the
church tomorrow (Friday) at 10
a.m. with the Rev. Raul Cintron
officiating. Interment follows in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
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LUCILLE JEWETTE
HARRIS
Lucille Jewette Harris, 70,
of Wauchula, died Saturday,
June 21, 2008 in Plant City.
Born April 20, 1938, in
Creek, .Cayman Brac. She
moved to Hardee County
from Brandon in 2003. She
was a nurse at South Florida
Baptist Hospital in Plant City.
She was a member of New
Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include her hus-
band, David Harris III of
Lake Wales; a son, David
Harris IV and wife Dawn of
Land-O-Lakes; a daughter,
Beth Radford and husband
David of Wauchula; two sis-
ters, Amy Hennings and hus-
band Glair of Cayman Brac,
and Naomi Harding and hus-
band Peter of England; and
several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is tonight
(Thursday) from 6 to 8.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
tomorrow (Friday) at the
First Baptist Church of Bran-
don with Dr. Tommy Greene,
the Rev. Dr. Thomas Green
and the Rev. Chris Bishop
officiating. Burial will fol-
low at New Hope Baptist
Cemetery.



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HELEN STEVENS PARLOR
ANDERSON
Helen Stevens Parlor And-
erson, 61, 61, of Wauchula, died on
Monday, June 23, 2008, in
Winter Haven.
Born on Oct. 28, 1946, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident, a secretary at the
Hardee County Health Depart-
ment for over 25 years and a
Baptist.
She is survived by a son,
James A. Parlor Jr.; a daughter-
in-law, Tammy Anderson; a
brother, Steve Stevens of
Wauchula; three sisters, Pricila
Richards of Wauchula, Evelyn
Scarbrough of Plant City and
Edna Stevens of Fort Myers;
and two grandchildren, Rachel
Parlor and Sheila Parlor.
Visitation and services will
be private.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



CHARLES W. SIMS
Charles W. Sims, 70, of Ona,
died on Wednesday, June 11,
2008 in Sebring.
He was born June 3, 1938
and came to Hardee County in
1988. He was a citrus harvester.
There are no known sur-
vivors.
Graveside services were at
Friendship Cemetery last
Friday.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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RALPH WILLIAMS SR.
MARTHA WILLIAMS
Ralph Williams Sr., 72,
died Friday, June 20, 2008 in
Sebring. His wife of 50 years,
Martha Williams, 68, died on
Monday, June 23, in Sebring.
The couple came to Wau-
chula from Passaic, N.J. in
1975. He was born Sept. 27,
1935 in Monticello and she
on July 3, 1939, in Dawson,
Ga.
They were members of
New Mt. Zion AME Church.
He was a U.S. Air Force vet-
eran and was a retired truck
driver with Griffin's Con-
crete. She worked in house
cleaning for a janitorial ser-
vice.
They are survived by two,
sons, Ralph Williams Jr. and
wife Deloris of Wauchula,
and Tyrone Williams and
wife Dartette of Winter
Haven; Ralph's brother Bran-
az Williams of Monticello;
his sisters Sarah Barrington
and Bert Leonard, both of
Lyod, and Ella Mae Vickers
of East Rutherford, N.J.;
Martha's sisters Shirley At-
well of Trevose, Penn.,
Mattie Johnson of Tallahas-
see and Christine Clemons of
Tampa; 13 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the New Mt. Zion AME
Church of Wauchula, where
services will be held Satur-
day at 1:30 p.m. Interment
will follow in Magnolia
Manor Cemetery.










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Obituaries


ADDISON LYNN
ELIZABETH VANSICKLE
Addison Lynn Elizabeth
VanSickle, age three months, of
Wauchula, died on Friday, June
20, 2008, at her home.
Born Feb. 28, 2008, in
Arcadia, she attended the
Church of God of Prophecy in
Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by
great-grandmothers Gladys
Cutchen and Patsy Gibson.
Survivors include her parents
Heath and Miranda VanSickle
of Wauchula; paternal grand-
parents Paul and Sabrina
VanSickle of Wauchula; mater-
nal grandparents Margaret
Goodwyn of Coleman and Jerry
Goodwyn of Arizona; paternal
great-grandparents Garland and
Carolyne VanSickle of Wau-
chula, and Jim Gibson of Wau-
chula; maternal great-grandfa-
ther Ralph Cutchen of Arcadia;
sister Trinity VanSickle of
Wauchula; three aunts; one
uncle; and numerous cousins.
Visitation was 10 to 11 a.m.
on Wednesday at the funeral
home with services at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Roger Byrd offi-
ciating. Burial followed in New
Hope Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

LUCILLE JEWETTE
HARRIS
Lucille Jewette Harris, 70, of
Wauchula, died Saturday, June
21, 2008 in Plant City.
Born April 20, 1938, in
Creek, Cayman Brac. She
moved to Hardee County from
Brandon in 2003. She was a
nurse at South Florida Baptist
Hospital in Plant City. She was
a member of New Hope Baptist
Church.
Survivors include her hus-
band, David Harris HIIIof Lake
Wales; a son, David Harris IV
and wife Dawn of Land-O-
Lakes; a daughter, Beth Rad-
ford and husband David of
Wauchula; two sisters, Amy
Hennings and husband Glair of
Cayman Brac, and Naomi
Harding and husband Peter of
England; and several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8. Services will
be at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Friday)
at the First Baptist Church of
Brandon with Dr. Tommy
Greene, the Rev. Dr. Thomas
Green and the Rev. Chris
Bishop officiating. Burial will
follow at New Hope Baptist
Cemetery. -. .
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

MAX ELTON CHESSER
Max Elton Chesser, 70, of
Fort Meade, died Wednesday,
June 18, 2008, in Sebring.
Born April 23, 1938, in Fort
Meade, he was a lifelong resi-
dent. He was a U.S. Navy veter-
an and a mechanic at Scaffe's
Truck Stop in Bowling Green.
Survivors include two sons,
Stanley Howard Chesser of Or-
lando and Hunter Clay Chesser
of Lake Wales; a daughter,
Evelyn Maxine Chesser of
Sebring; a sister, Shirley Lunn
and husband Roy of Bartow;
aunt Betty Hart of Bowling
Green; two nephews; a niece;
and four grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funer-
al home where services were
held at 11 a.m.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


MILBRA INEZ NORWOOD
Milbra Inez Norwood, 84, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, June
22, 2008, at her home.
Born March 12, 1924, in
Heber Springs, Ark., she had
been a Hardee County resident
since 1969. She was a home-
maker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by
sons Gaylon Farrell Norwood
and Ronald Eugene Norwood.
Suvivors include a son,
Charles Norwood and wife
Helen of Wauchula; a daughter,
Deborah Tate and husband Ron
of Jonesboro, Ark.; a brother,
Lonnie Reeves of Bay, Ark.;
three sisters, Gatha Matlock of
Pensacola, and Myrtle Nor-
wood and Goldie Heath, both of
Bay, Ark.; two granddaughters;
six grandsons; and 17 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lang-
ford-Bookout Funeral Home
Chapel in Jonesboro, Ark. Ser-
vices are there on Friday at 10
a.m., followed by interment in
Oaklawn Cemetery in Jones-
boro, Ark.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


JERONIMO MORALEZ SR.
Jeronimo Moralez Sr., 82, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
June 22, 2008, at home.
Born in Donna, Texas, on
Sept. 30, 1926, he came to
Hardee County from Texas in
1966. He was a laborer.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Maria G. Moralez;
daughters Olivia Moralez and
Hope Garay; and son Eliazar
Moralez.
Survivors include five sons,
Jeronimo Moralez Jr., Elias
Moralez, Eliud Moralez, Eliseo
Moralez and David Moralez;
five daughters, Celia Inagawa,
Rita Guardiola, Anna Con-
treras, Phebe Holland and
Maria Moralez; 33 grandchil-
dren; and many great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home with the Rev.
Elias Moralez officiating. Inter-
ment follows in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


GLADYS MAE FACEMYER
Gladys Mae Facemyer, 69,
of Wauchula, died Tuesday,
June 24, 2008, at her home.
Born July 1, 1938, in
Charleston, W.V., she came to
Hardee County in 1970. She
was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church and had been
employed as a private caregiver.
Survivors include two sons,
William Lanham and wife
Kimberly of Bradenton, and
Thomas Wayne Lanham and
wife Renee of Wauchula; two
daughters, Lou Ann Rimes and
husband Jerry of Wauchula, and
Rose Ellen Lanham and hus-
band Steve of Bowling Green;
three brothers, Jim Facemyer,
Eugene Facemyer and Leo
Facemyer, all of West Virginia;
two sisters, Carolyn Villa of
Zolfo Springs and Dixie Gibson
of Sebring; four grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are pend-
ing.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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RALPH WILLIAMS SR.
MARTHA WILLIAMS
Ralph Williams Sr., 72, diei
Friday, June 20, 2008 in Se-
bring. His wife of 50 years,
Martha Williams, 68, died on
Monday, June 23, in Sebring.
The couple came to Wau-
chula. from Passaic, N.J. in
1975. He was born Sept. 27,
1935 in Monticello and she on
July 3, 1939, in Dawson, Ga.
They were members of New
Mt. Zion AME Church. He was
a U.S. Air Force veteran and
was a retired truck driver with
Griffin's Concrete. She worked
in house cleaning for a janitori-
al service.I
They are survived by tw6,
sons, Ralph Williams Jr. and
wife Deloris of Wauchula, and
Tyrone Williams and wife
Darlette of Winter Haven;
Ralph's brother Branaz Will-
iams of Monticello; his sisters
Sarah Barrington and Bert
Leonard, both of Lyod, and Ella
Mae Vickers of East Ruther-
ford, N.J.; Martha's sisters
Shirley Atwell of Trevose,
Penn., Mattie Johnson of Talla-
hassee and Christine Clemons
of Tampa; 13 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m, at the
New Mt. Zion AME Church of
Wauchula, where services will
be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Interment will follow in
Magnolia Manor Cemetery. i
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

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ILIBRA INEZ
NORWOOD
Milbra Inez Norwood, 84,
of Wauchula, died Sunday,
June 22, 2008, at her home.
Born March 12, 1924, in
Heber Springs, Ark., she had
been a Hardee County resi-
dent since 1969. She was a
homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death
by sons Gaylon Farrell Nor-
wood and Ronald Eugene
Norwood.
Suvivors include ,a son,
Charles Norwood and wife
Helen of Wauchula; a daugh-
terpoDeborah Tate and hus-
band Ron of Jonesboro, Ark.;
a brother, Lonnie Reeves of
Bay, Ark.; three sisters, Gatha
Matlock of Pensacola, and
Myrtle Norwood and Goldie
Heath, both of Bay, Ark.; two
granddaughters; six grand-
sons; and 17 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 5 to 7 p.m. at
Langford-Bookout Funeral
Home Chapel in Jonesboro,
Ark. Services are there on
Friday at 10 a,m., followed
by interment in Oaklawn
Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.



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Wauchula



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in Zolfo Springs. Services are
at the church tomorrow (Fri-
day) at 10 a.m. with the Rev.
Raul Cintron officiating. In-
terment follows in Bowling
Green Cemetery.



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Wauchula



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How To Save Money On

Gas And Arrive Safely


Drivers can find ways to
enhance their fuel economy
before ever hitting the pave-
ment.
"Don't let the price of .gaso-
line spoil the fun of your family
road trip," says Jim Mac-
Pherson, car-care expert and
automotive radio host for
WTIC-AM in Connecticut. "By
taking a few simple steps, you
can save money at the pump
and ensure the family vehicle is
ready to reach your destination
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JERONIMO
MORALEZ SR.
Jeronimo Moralez Sr., 82,
of Wauchula, died on Sunday,
June 22, 2008, at home.
Born in Donna, Texas, on
Sept. 30, 1926, he came to
Hardee County from Texas in
1966.-He was a laborer.
He was preceded in death
by his wife Maria G. Mora-
lez; daughters Olivia Moralez
and Hope Garay; and son
Eliazar Moralez.
Survivors include five
sons, Jeronimo Moralez Jr.,
Elias Moralez, Eliud Mora-
lez, Eliseo Moralez and
David Moralez; five daugh-
ters, Celia Inagawa, Rita
Guardiola, Anna Contreras,
Phebe Holland and Maria
Moralez; 33 grandchildren;
and many great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are
today, (Thursday) at 11 a.m.
at the funeral home with the
Rev. Elias Moralez officiat-
ing. Interment follows in
Wauchula Cemetery.

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Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


As a show host, MacPherson
is often asked questions about
fuel economy, vehicle mainte-
nance and driver safety, particu-
larly as drivers prepare for road
trips. Here are some of the most
common questions callers ask
and his responses to them:
We plan on driving to our
destination for the family vaca-
tion this year. Are there ways
we can keep gasoline costs
down?
Yes, there are several things
you can do to enhance fuel
economy. For starters, take your
vehicle in for a basic tune-up. A
poorly tuned engine will burn
more fuel.
Also, keep tires inflated to
the proper pressure levels and
change the air filter regularly.
Consider switching to a fuel-
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HELEN STEVENS
PARLOR ANDERSON
Helen Stevens Parlor And-
erson, 61, of Wauchula, died
on Monday, June 23, 2008, in
Winter Haven.
Born on Oct. 28, 1946, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident, a secretary at the
Hardee County Health De-
partment for over 25 years
and a Baptist.
She is survived by a son,
James A. Parlor Jr.; a daugh-
ter-in-law, Tammy Anderson;
a brother, Steve Stevens of
Wauchula; three sisters,
Pricila Richards of Wau-
chula, Evelyn Scarbrough of
Plant City and Edna Stevens
of Fort Myers; and two
grandchildren, Rachel Parlor
and Sheila Parlor.
Visitation and services will
be private.
Brant Funeral
Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


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percent fuel-economy improve-
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vehicle's safety systems will
give you peace of mind while
driving long distances. Most
importantly, be sure the vehi-
cle's tires and brakes are in
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V*Hardee County School
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MONDAY. JUNE 30
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mission and Planning &
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VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


make the trip more economical'?
Allow plenty of time to reach
your destination so you're not
tempted to speed. Driving at
high speeds creates wind resis-
tance and burns more fuel.
When possible, try to keep
rapid acceleration and braking
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liver.
The sale will be at the
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driving around in a clean vehi-
cle.
We are going to need to use
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cle but the warning label calls


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porting only 175 pounds? .
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established with vehicle control
and handling in mind. Items
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vehicle's center of gravity.
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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF
SECOND AMENDED CONSENT ORDER
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of agency action of
entering into a Second Amended Consent Order with Tom Watkins d/b/a T.K. Dairies, Inc.
pursuant to Section 120.57 (4), Florida Statutes. The Second Amended Consent Order
addresses completion of closure of the T.K. Dairies facility located at the corner of Parnell
and Steve Roberts Roads, Avon Park, Florida 33825, Hardee County. The Second
Amended Consent Order is available for public inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department
of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Office, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway,
Temple Terrace, Florida 33637.
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Order have a right to petition for an administrative hearing on the Second Amended
Consent Order. The Petition must contain the information set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Department's Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, MS # 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of receipt of this
notice. A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the District Office
named above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days con-
stitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an administrative hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner; the Department's identification number for the Second
Amended Consent Order and the county in which the subject matter or activity is locat-
ed; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received 16tice of the Second
Amended Consent Order; (c) A statement of how each petitioridN ssubstahtial interests
are affected by the Second Amended Consent Order; (d) A statement of the material
facts disputed by petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of the Second Amended Consent Order; (f) A statement of
which rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Second
Amended Consent Order; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating
precisely the action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Second
Amended Consent Order.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate
agency action. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in the Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any
decision of the Department with regard to the subject Second Amended Consent Order
have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding. The petition must conform
to the requirements specified above and filed (received) within 21 days of receipt of this
notice in the Office of General Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure
to petition within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such person has
to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, and to partic-
ipate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention will only be at the
approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed pursuant to Rule 28-106.205, Florida
Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Second Amended Consent
Order may file a timely petition for an administrative hearing under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, or may choose to pursue mediation as an alternative remedy
under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, before the deadline for filing a petition.
Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not
result in a settlement. The procedure for pursuing mediation are set forth below.
Mediation may only take place if the Department and all the parties to the proceed-
ing agree that mediation is appropriate. A person may pursue mediation by reaching a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (which include the Respondent,
the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing) and by showing how the substantial interests of each mediating party are affected
by the Second Amended Consent Order. The agreement must be filed in (received by)
the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 390 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS#
35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 10 days after the deadline as set forth above
for the filing of petition.
The agreement to mediate must include the following:
(a) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any persons who may attend
the mediation;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the par-
ties, or a provision for selecting a mediator within a specified time;
(c) The agreed allocation of the costs and fees associated with the mediation;
(d) The agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and docu-
ments introduced during mediation;
(e) The date, time, and place of the first mediation session, or a deadline for hold-
ing the first session, if no mediator has yet been chosen;
(f) The name of each party's representative who shall have authority to settle or rec-
ommend settlement; and
(g) Either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party
will be affected by the action or proposed action addressed in this notice of intent or a
statement clearly identifying the petition for hearing that each party has already filed, and
incorporating it by reference.
(h) The signatures of all parties or their authorized representatives.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties
to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, for requesting and holding an administrative hearing. Unless otherwise agreed,
by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of th,
agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the parties. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by such a modified final decision of the
Department have a right to petition for a hearing only in accordance with the require-
ments for such petitions set forth above, and must therefore file there petitions within 21
days of receipt of this notice. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute,
the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing process-
es under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition
of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challeng-
ing the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNT

Case No. 2008000219CA
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS,
INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
.vs.
SULTANA RAZZAQUE et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur.
suant to a Final Judgment o01
Foreclosure dated June 13, 2008
and entered in Case No
2008000219CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hardee County, Florida
wherein ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS, INC, A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION, Is a Plaintiff and
SULTANA RAZZAQUE;
MOHAMMED ABDURRAZZAQUE;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG.
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC
(MERS) AS NOMINEE FOR
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS
INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the
Defendants. I will sell to the high.
est and best bidder for cash at 417
W. Main St, Wauchula, FL, at 11:0C
am on July 16, 2008, the following
described property as set forth ir
the said Final Judgment, to wit:

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED SCHED.
ULE "A" HERETO AND MADE A
PART THEREOF

Parcel 1:
Begin at SW corner of NE
1/4 of Section 1, Township
34 South, Range 25 East;
and run North 582.5 feet to
P.O.B.; thence continue
North 26 1/2 feet; thence
East 120 feet; thence South
155.15 feet; thence North
43"00'29" West a distance
of 175.93 feet to P.O.B.,
Hardee County, Florida.

Parcel 2:
Begin at SW corner of NE
1/4 of Section 1, Township
34 South, Range 25 East
for P.O.B.; thence run North
582.5 feet; thence run
Southeasterly in a straight
line to a point begin 535
feet East of P.O.B.; thence
run West 535 feet to point
of beginning. Subject to
State Road rights of way,
Hardee County, Florida.

Parcel 3:
A portion of the NE 1/4 of
Section 1, Township 34
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
being more particularly
described, as follows:
Commence at the SW cor-
ner of the NE 1/4 of Section
1, thence North 89o30'59"
East along the South line of
NE 1/4 of Section 1 for a
distance of 535 feet; thence
North 42*31'08: West for a
distance of 55.28 feet to a
point on the North right of
way line of State Road #64-
A for P.O.B.; thence contin-
ue North 4231 '08" West for
a distance of 247.45 feet;
thence South 8952'09"
East and parallel to the
North right of way line of
State Road #64-A for a dis-
tance of 442.85 feet; thence
South 0"07'51" West a dis-
tance of 182 feet to a point
on the North right of way
line of State Road #64-A;
thence North 8952'09"
West along said right of
way line for a distance of
275.20 feet to P.O.B.
Parcel 4:
A portion of the NE 1/4 of
Section 1, Township 34
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the SW cor-
ner of the NE1/4 of
Section 1; thence North
8930'59"' East along the
South line of NE 1/4 of
Section 1 for a distance of
535 feet; thence N North
4231'08" West for a dis-
tance of 55.28 feet to a
point on the North right of
way line of State Road
#64-A; thence continue
North 4231'08" West for a
distance of 247.45 feet;
thence South 8952'09"
East and parallel to the
North right of way line of
State Road $#64-A for a
distance of 442.85 feet for
P.O.B.; thence continue
South 8952'09" East
359.00 feet, thence South
0"07'51" West a distance of
182 feet to a point on the
North right of way line of
State Road #64-A; thence
North 8952'09" West
along said right of way line
for a distance of 359.00
feet; thence North 007'51"


East 182 feet to P.O. B.

Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lie
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated this 13 day of June, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLE'
As Clerk of the Courtl
By: Connie Cokei
As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the
Americans Disabilities Act, per.
sons needing a reasonable


DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LORETTA SWAFFORD, et al,
Defendant(s).
/


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated June 18,
2008, and entered in Case No.
2007-401-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for HARDEE County, Florida
wherein DLJ MORTGAGE CAPI-
TAL, INC., is the Plaintiff and
LORETTA SWAFFORD; TENANT
#1 N/K/A LEONA FACE; TENANT
#2 N/K/A GAIL BRIDGMAN are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
at 11:00 AM, on the 16 day of July,
2008, the following described
property as set forth in Final
Judgment:

LOT 8, BLOCK 12, OF
AVALON PARK ADDITION
TO CITY OF WAUCHULA,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 75, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 501 ILLINOIS
AVENUE, WAUCHULA, FL
33873

Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus form the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the LIs Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on June 18,
2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding, should contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
6:26. 7:3c


accommodation to participate In
this proceeding 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,
WAUCHULA FL, 33873. If hearing
Impaired, contact (TDD)
8009558771 via Florida Relay
System.

6:26, 7:3c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 000018
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff,
VS.
CHERYL RIVERS, BENEFICIAL
FLORIDA, INC., AND UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to Final Judgment of Foreclosure
for Plaintiff entered in this cause
on June 9, 2008, in the Circuit
Court of Hardee County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated in
Hardee County, Florida described
as:

EAST 66 FEET OF LOTS 2
AND 3 OF BLOCK 8 OF
AVALON PARK ADDITION
TO THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 75.
and commonly known as: 605
TENNESSEE STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FL 33873; including the build-
ing, appurtenances, and fixtures
located therein, at public sale, to
the highest and best bidder, for
cash, All sales are held at the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida (North Door, Front Steps),
on July 2, 2008 at 11 am.
Any persons claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, If
any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 10 day of June, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk

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

Case No. 2007-401-CA


The ate of01 first public
this Notice is June 19, 200

Personal Represe
PHILLIP BUM
793 Bum
Wauchula, Florid
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JANE M. HANCOCK
FLORIDA BAR NO. 314002
Clifford M. Ables, III, P.A.
202 W. Main St., Ste. 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-0500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLOF

Case No. 25-2007-CA
AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC.,


Plaintiff,
vs.
VERNON GREENE A/K/A V
NON R. GREENE; COLETT
GREENE; et al,
Defendant(s).

RENOTICE OF FORECLO
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV
suant to an Order Reach
Foreclosure Sale dated J
2008, and entered In Case
2007 CA000567, of the
Court of the IN THE C
COURT OF THE TENTH JU
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR H
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Circuit in and for HARDEE
Florida. AVELO MORTGAGE
is Plaintiff and VERNON G
A/K/A VERNON R. Gi
COLETTE GREENE; LONC
CONDITIONING, INC., are
dants, I will sell to the high
best bidder for cash at th
Front Door of the HARDEE
Courthouse at 417 Wee
Street, Wauchula, Fl 33
11:00 a.m., on the 16 day
2008, the following-de
property as set forth In sa
Judgment, to wit:

LOTS 49, 50, 51, AND
BLOCK 1 OF MOUNT Z
SUBDIVISION BOWL
GREEN, ACCORDING
THE MAP OR PLAT THE
OF AS RECORDED
PLAT BAR A-13, PUB
RECORDS OF HAR
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

IMPORTANT: In accordan
the Americans with Disa
Act, if you are a person wit
ability who needs any ace
dation In order to partici
this proceeding, you are e
at no cost to you, to prov
certain assistance. Please
the Court Administrator at
MAIN STREET, WAUCHU
33873. Phone No. 863-7'
within 2 working days o
receipt of this notice or pli

Dated this 3 day of June

B. HUGH BF
As Clerk of sai
By: Conni
As Deputy

"Any person claiming an
in the surplus from the sale
other than the property ov
of the date of the Lis P
msut file a claim within 6
after the sale."


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Building Your


Dream Backyard


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008CP000055
IN RE: ESTATE OF

REBA N. BUMBY,

Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of REBA N. BUMBY, deceased,
whose date of death was May 18.
2008, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and of the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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


action of AMPARO ADELIADA MURILLO, IF
38. LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
antative: DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
WBY, JR. ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
by Lane TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
a 33873 OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST AMPARO ADELIA-
DA MURILLO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMPARO ADELIADA
MURILLO; JAMES H. WEBB;
SHARYN SALTER; FEBE A.
MURILLO; ANDREW R. MURILLO;
6:19,26c UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
OF THE Defendant.
UIT, /

RIDA, NOTICE OF ACTION

000567 TO: AMPARO ADELIADA
MURILLO
Last known address: 607
E. PALMETTO ST. WAUCHULA, FL '
33873
362 CYPRESS ST. SEBRING, FL
ER- 33870
.ER- UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
rE AMPARO ADELIADA MURILLO,
Last known address: 607 E.
PALMETTO ST. WAUCHULA, FL
/ 33873
362 CYPRESS ST. SEBRING, FL
)SURE 33870
ANDREW R. MURILLO,
Last known address: 1624 OLD
EN pur- BRADENTON ROAD WAUCHULA,
ieduling FL 33873
June 3,
No. 25- If alive, and if dead, all parties
Circuit claiming an interest by, through,
CIRCUIT under or against AMPARO ADELI-
UDICIAL ADA MURILLO, UNKNOWN
IARDEE SPOUSE OF AMPARO ADELIADA
Judicial MURILLO, ANDREW R. MURILLO
County, and all parties having or claiming
3E, LLC, to have any right, title or interest
3REENE in the property described herein.
REENE;
G'S AIR YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
defen- action for Foreclosure of
iest and Mortgage on the following
e North described property;
County
at Main SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION
1873 at ATTACHED HERETO AS
of July, EXHIBIT "A"
scribed
id Final'

has been filed against you and
52, you are required to serve a copy
ZION of youth written defenses, if any, to
.ING It, on Sara Barbaccla,, Attorney for
TO Plaintiff, whose address is 2901
ERE- Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
IN Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either
BLIC (chose one)
DEE (a) within 30 days after the first
publication of this notice, or
/ (b) on or before July, 4, 2008.
ce wi h
abilities and file the original with the Clerk
:h a dis- of this Court either before service
commo- on Plaintiff's attorney or Immedi-
Ipate In ately thereafter; otherwise a
entitled, default will be entered 'against you
vision of for the relief demanded in the
contact complaint.
417 W.
JLA, FL WITNESS my hand and the seal
73-4174 of this Court this 27 day of May,
of your 2008.
leading.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
, 2008. AS Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
RADLEY Deputy Clerk
d Court
e Coker In accordance with the Americans
ty Clerk with Disabilites Act, persons
needing a reasonable accommo-
interest dation to participate in this pro-
s, if any, ceeding should, no later than
owner as seven (7) days prior, contact the
'endens Clerk of the Court's disability
60 days 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.

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

Case No.: 25-2008-CA-000175
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUC-
TURED ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARIDAD ROQUE, et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
FELIX ROQUE
Last Known Address 255 Soggy
Bottom Ln, Wauchula, FL 33873
Current Mailing Address: PO Box
1337, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Also Attempted at: 55 E. 36th St,
Hialeah, FL 33013 and 3300
Astoria Ave., Sebring, FL 33875
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:

SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"'
Tract 6: B'egir at the NE
corner of the NW 1/4 of
Section 6; Township 34
South, Range 26 East, and
run West 1322.58 feet;
thence South 006'20" East
331.33 feet to the P.O.B.;
thence continue South
0o06'20" East 331.33 feet;
thence East 661.84 feet to
the center line of a 50 foot
private road; thence North
009'10" West 331.32 feet;
thence West 661.57 feet to
P.O.B., Hardee County,
Florida.

Together with and subject
to the following easement:
Begin at the NE corner of
NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section
6, Township 34 South,
Range 26 East, and run
West 661.29 feet for RO.B.,
thence continue West 25
feet to a point 636.29 feet
East of NW corner on NE
1/4 of NW 1/4 of said
Section 6, thence South
S09'1,0" East to the South
line of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 bf
said Section 6, Township
34 South, Range 26 East,
thence East 50 feet, thence
North 009'10" West to the
North line of said NE 1/4 of
NW 1/4 of Section 6, thence
West 25 feet to P.O.B., less
right of way for James
Cowart Road on the North
side thereof.,

has been filed against you and
you, are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
It, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49th STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before July 25, 2008,
a date which Is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of
this Notice in the (Please publish
In THE HERALD ADVOCATE) and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the
Americans Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), disabled persons who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should
contact the ADA coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or Telephone Voice (941)
773-4174 prior to such proceed-
ing.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 17 day of June,
2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
David praised the Lord in the
presence of the whole
assembly. ... Now, our God,
we give You thanks and
praise Your glorious name.
I Chronicles 29:10a, 13 (NIV)

FRIDAY
The centurion saw it all, and
gave praise to God.
"Beyond all doubt," he said,
this man (Jesus) was inno-
cent."
Luke 23:47 (NEB)

SATURDAY
Enter (His house) with the
password, "Thank You!
Make yourselves at home,
talking praise. Thank Him.
Worship Him. For God is
sheer beauty, all-generous
in love, loyal always and
ever."
Psalm 100:3-4 (ME)

SUNDAY
Our constant sacrifice to
God should be the praise of
lips that give thanks to His
name. Yet we should not for-
get to do good and to share
our good things with others,
for these too are the sort of
sacrifices that God will
accept.
Hebrews 13:14 (PME)

MONDAY
As Ezra opened the Book of
Teachings (God's Word), all
the people stood up. Ezra
praised the Lord, the great
God, and all the people held
up their hands and said,
"Amen! Amen!"
Nehemiah 8:5b-6 (NCV)

TUESDAY
And day by day, attending
the temple (church) together
and breaking bread in their
home, they partook of food
with glad and generous
hearts, praising God and
having favor with all the peo-
ple. And the Lord added to
their number day by day
those who were being
saved.
Acts 2: 46-47 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
I will tell of the lovingkind-
ness of God. I will praise
Him for all He has done.
Isaiah.63:7a (TLB)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy. Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
, New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; .and (TLB) The Living
Bible.




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8A The Herald-Advocate, June 26, 2008


Bowling Green Gets Good



Audit; Durastanti To Resign


Minutes from the April and May
Bowling Green City Commis-i
sion meetings follow:

APRIL
Ed Leonar4, Audit Report
Leonard stated he had met
with the city's finance commit-
tee and gone over the audit and
any recommendations. The
audit is a 49-page report. The
city exceeded its liabilities at
the close of fiscal year 2007 by
$4,817,052 (net assets). Of this
amount $1,375,949 (unrestrict-
ed net assets) may be used to
meet the government's ongoing
obligation to citizens and credi-
tors. The total net assets in-
creased by $1,646,342. This in-
crease is primarily due to grant
revenue for capital improve-
ments. As of the close of the
close of the current fiscal year,
the general fund reported end-.
ing fund balance of $1,025,751,
an increase of $129,620 in com-
"parison with the prior year. Of.
this total amount, $1,000,711, is
available for spending at the:
government's discretion (unre-
served fund balance).
Leonard recommended the
city purchase a budget software
module. Your city manager
(David Elbertson) was injured
last February, so he was out for
a long period of time. A lot of
the check and balances did not
take place during the year
because you had one less per-
son. The important thing to
remember about the comment is
there were no findings, it's just
if your system is like that and
no one is doing these things
something could happen. The
review of the utility billing sys-
tem, account receivables and
utility billing adjustments and
things like .that, those are
important functions that should
go on. The suggestion would be
for the new city manager to
reorganize the duties.
the only other comment
relates to your budget. You
weren't over budget, but there
were a lot of overages and
underages. You can obtain a
very inexpensive budget mod-
ule that will allow you to print
out year to date and where the
actual budget is so far. Also a
column that you can put in next
year's budget. This would allow
you to not miss a couple of bud-
geted expenditures.
We tested your compliance
with the investment rules in the
state of Florida as far as federal
and city funds. You are not in a
state of financial emergency.
We did a financial condition
assessment .to see if there are
any negative trends that we
needed to report to the council.
To summarize this, you had a
good report especially under the
circumstances.
Mayor Perry Knight stated, it
certainly has been an interesting
year. Everybody who works for
the city stepped up to the plate
in David's absence. David
taught us well and we will carry
that forward. Commissioner
David Durastanti added our city
people are good folks and they
worked real hard and your
report verifies they have done a
good job. We appreciate all the
employees.
Jennifer Codo, Planning
Council We had the EAR
workshop at 5:30 p.m. today.
The next step will be summariz-
ing the items that came out of
the workshop and send them
back to the city along with the
major issues that we have iden-
tified to address the update to
the comprehensive plan. We
will have the draft report by the
ena or01 June,
Marilyn Pierre-Paul, Epps
Avenue Pierre-Paul stated
there is an overgrown wooded
lot beside her house. People
need to take responsibility for
their own property. There is one
street light at the corner of
Orange Street and Epps Ave-
nue. We need another light as it
is very dark.
Mayor Knight stated he


would have the City Clerk (Pam'
Northup) check into who
owned the overgrown lot and
also asked the police depart-
ment to check on Epps Avenue
to see if more lights are needed
and then make a recommenda-
tion back to him.
Mike Reeves, Curfew I
would like to see a curfew on
people under 18 years old,
Sunday through Thursday, 9
p.m. to 6 a.m., Friday and
Saturday, 10 p.m to 6 a.m. I've
done some research and would
like the commission to consider
this. Mayor Knight asked the
police chief if the city had a cur-
few? Chief John Scheel stated
we did not. The city attorney
was asked if this was a doable
thing.
Attorney Gerald Buhr stated
it is a person's constitutional
right to travel, so basically you
would be restricting that right
with a curfew. You need to
show that your curfew was nec-
essary and you would have to
have substantial evidence as to
what time these types of crimes
occur and if they are done by
people of certain age. I have
spoken with the Attorney
General's Office and he stated it
was really a mine field of liabil-
ity. About two years ago I rec-
ommended you did not do this,
because you don't want to be
the leading edge to find out
what is considered lawful. I can
check on this but there have
been a lot of changes. I believe
this was challenged in the
Florida Supreme Court and all
the way to the U.S. Supreme
Court and they lost. You better
be sure you have the evidence
that establishes that right or you
can be challenged.
Tom Santarlas, Crimino-
logist We need strong re-
source officers in the schools.
You have to go after the root of
the problem. Dee Williams-
Tatis stated we need to get in-
volved with the kids or it will
get worse. We need programs
for them. Jim Kelly stated he
sees a lot of graffiti, and he has
been told there are four gangs in
Hardee County. We need a com-
munity neighborhood watch.
Mayor Knight stated he knew
Santarlas was running for sher-
iff of Hardee County. We pay
county taxes and get very little
benefit. If you are successful in
your bid for sheriff realize that
Bowling Green is here and offer
any assistance to our police.
Please give us back some of our
hard-earned tax dollars in the
way of some service. It is very"
rarely we see a deputy ini
Bowling Green. We are bur-
dened with a lot of man hours
cost in overtime. We feel like
we don't get anything back
form the Sheriff's Office.
Santarlas stated should he be
elected sheriff his deputies will
have a presence all over the
county to assist. They will be
out working with the people of
all city limits.
Resolution 2008-02 -
"Florida Forever and a Success-
or Program," a non-profit orga-
nization set up by the Legis-
lature to purchase sensitive pro-
perty and to work on protecting,
cultural, historical resources,
etc. throughout the state. It's a
good organization, basically, to
protect our Florida heritage.
Commissioner (Randy) Mink
motioned to approve the resolu-
tion, motion was seconded by
Commissioner (Fern) Gibson
and motion unanimously car-
ried.
Resolution 2008-03 -
"Pursuing measure to become a
Green Local Government,"
basically to help the environ-
ment ecologically by conserv-
ing electricity, water, air and
waste to give you that certifica-
tion. Commissioner (Richard)
Barone motioned to approve the
resolution, motion was second-
ed by Commissioner Mink and
motion unanimously carried.
Budget The city clerk and
police chief stated we will need


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Advocate60'


to amend our budget because of
the "Gang Grant." We have'
been reimbursed by Wauchula
for our police department's
overtime as this was not in the
budget. Commissioner Dura-
stanti motioned to approved
amending the budget, motion
was seconded by Commissioner
Mink and motion unanimously.
carried.

MAY
Jennifer Codo, Ordinance
2007-09 "Adopting the Pub-
lic School Facilities Element
and amending the Intergovern-
mental Coordination Element
of the City of Bowling Green
Comprehensive Plan." In
December 2007, the city voted
to transmit to the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA), the
Public School Facility Element
and amendments to the Inter-
governmental Coordination
,Element. On March 17, DCA
'issued objections, recommen-
dations and a comments report
regarding the amendment.
Within 60 days the city must
adopt this with changes or
decide not to adopt the pro-
posed amendments.
The Central Florida Regional
Planning Council has revised
the amendments to address the
DCA report and they are pro-
vided to you. The text that is
underlined has been added to
address outstanding issues re-
garding the goals, objectives
and' policies. This provides
coordination between the city
and the Hardee County School
District regarding adequate
school facilities. Attorney Buhr
stated this is a State mandate.
First Reading, Ordinance
2007-09 "Amending the
Comprehensive Plan, specifi-
cally adding a Public School
Facilities Element and amend-
ing the Intergovernmental Co-
ordination element and amend-
ing the Capital Improvement
Element." Commissioner Dura-
stanti motioned to accept the
first reading, motion was sec-
onded by Commissioner
Barone and motion unanimous-
ly carried.
Troy Jones On the agenda
for permission to have quarter
pusher machines in stores, but
was not in attendance, therefore
no action was taken.
Chanda and Michael Rich-
ardson, access road Mr.;
Richardson resides at 4939
Myrick Ave. and wants to build
on property on the north end of
Myrick Avenue and needs
access to his property.
Charles Fulse, 3915 Mason
Dixon Ave., stated Grape and
Orange streets were supposed
to have been closed by the city.
The property 'Richardson is
speaking about runs from
Orange Street to Grape Street
and is west of Lester Fulse's
house and creek. There isn't
any access to the property.
Mayor Knight stated he would
meet with Richardson to see
what can be accomplished and
then report back to the commis-
sion.

When one door of happi-
ness closes, another
opens.


'Charles Fulse has a similar
problem at the end of Orange
Street just past Lester Fulse's
house that dead ends into the
creek. Charles own a piece of
property just over the creek and
doesn't have any access. I have
asked Freddy Williams with
Freedom Pipeline what it would
take to span the creek. He said it
would require very extensive
permitting because of the wet-
lands and crossing a stream of
water. it would probably require
a minimum of a five-foot cul-
vert and a lot of fill. I talked
with a representative from
SWFWMD at the site and he
explained our right of way con-
tinues across the creek but noth-
ing has been done there. He
explained we could do a free-
standing bridge and would be
required to meet certain engi-
neering criteria to accommo-
date vehicles, etc.
I can check with Freedom
Pipeline to see what it would
cost. The commission asked
Mayor knight to check into any


grant monies to help with this.
Resolution 2008-04 -
"Adding dumpster rates to solid
waste services furnished."
Commissioner Mink motioned
to approve the resolution,
motion was seconded by Com-
missioner Gibson and motion
unanimously carried.
Pam Northup, Finance
Committee We had an audit
from the Auditor General's
Office this year and they stated
it is a requirement that we
advertise for an auditor. We
have advertised this year for
auditing services. Also our
auditor wants us to rename the
financial committee to an audit
committee.
The financial committee con-
sisted of David Elbertson, Fern
Gibson and myself. David will
no longer be doing this. The
audit committee would meet
with the auditor and go over the'
audit. I would like to add Mary
Sue Russell on the audit com-
mittee as she does the financial
on the computer.
Commissioner Durastanti
motioned to approve renaming
the financial committee to the
audit committee and adding
Mrs. Russell, motion was sec-
onded by Commissioner Mink.
Resignation A letter was
read by Clerk Northup stating
Commissioner Durastanti was


resigning from the commission
effective Oct. 14, 2008, as he
would be running for Hardee
County superintendent of
schools. Mayor Knight stated
he would miss Commissioner
Durastanti's wisdom on the
council and he wished him the
best. I regretfully accept his res-
ignation.
Updates Mayor Knight
asked Capt. Brett Dowden the
status of Sgt. Eddie Coronado's
daughter, Caroline, who has
cancer. Dowden stated she was
responding well to the treat-
ments and her prognosis was
good. It has been hard on the
whole family. Mayor Knight
asked Charles Spann to lead a
special prayer for her and their
family.
The commission asked
Mayor Knight the status, of
seeking a new city manager.
Mayor Knight stated he had
interviewed several applicants
and talked with some on the
telephone and checked their ref-
erences. There was one young
woman that was very good, but
had no outside experience. I can
continue as acting city manager
as we, don't want to rush into
who we select. You probably
won't be able to hire a new
manager with the same pay.
You do the job because you
love this little town.


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Pro-active Enforcement versus Re-active Enforcement
I read in the newspaper recently that the county commission, in cooperation with the Hardee County Sheriff's Office,
is working on creating an ordinance to tighten restrictions on sexual predators / offenders in Hardee County. While
this is a good step in containment enforcement, it only addresses the aftermath of criminal activity. The sheriff's office
should be concentrating on preventative measures in an attempt to stop the crime before it occurs!
The undersheriff has been a part of an administration that apparently reacts to crime instead of aggressively pursuing
suspected criminals!
I maintain a pro-active law enforcement mindset and believe that we should be designing programs aimed at deterring
criminal behavior before our community is victimized. We need to be challenging sex offenders and making arrests
before these criminals harm our children! My comprehensive plan of action for dealing with sexual predators has been
posted on our campaign website since last year. Please visit the site and read about my pro-active approaches to
combating crime in Hardee County. Here is a brief synopsis:
* Establish a FREE educational program for children and their parents designed to teach them about the dangers of
on-line chatting and other communications.
* Initiate daily law enforcement spot-checks of known sexual predators / offenders.
* Assign undercover detectives to engage in on-going sting operations to capture sexual predators BEFORE they touch
our children.
I am intrigued by the timing of their newfound initiative.. .during the election year! Why has the current administration
taken so long to implement basic law enforcement protections that other communities already have in place?

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Get Ready





For Fireworks!


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Sizzling hotdogs, delicious
ice cream and a day full of fire-
works is the agenda for the
2008 annual Fourth of July cel-
ebration.
All families and friends of
Hardee County are invited to
spend the day at Pioneer Park
for a day filled with food, fire-
works and games.
The festivities will begin at
11 a.m. with an opening cere-
mony and will end after the
annual fireworks show around 9
p.m.
Many businesses, clubs and
organizations will be showing
up for some good ole' fun this
Fourth of July. Hardee Youth
Football members will be cook-
ing hotdogs and hamburgers for
all the hungry folks and will be
selling glow sticks. You can
also sign your son or daughter
up for cheerleading or football
at the Youth Football station.
Boys Scouts will be lending a
hand to the folks in Hardee by
preparing delicious, tender
BBQ chicken meals. After your
meal, an array of cotton candy,
ice cream, shaved ice and
"World's Finest Chocolate" will
be available to satisfy your
sweet tooth and cool you off
from the hot July sun!
Andy Tootle will offer "the
best boiled peanuts in the
South."
The celebration is not only
great on gas with its convenient
location, but it is also great on
your wallet. Parking is free all
day and armbands are available
for only $5, which allows a
child to partake in all of the
activities for the entire day.
Bucket and harness rides will
be offered for youngsters by
South Florida Community Coll-
ege electrical distribution tech-
nology teacher Chris Yeomans.
With July being the hottest
month of the year, Alan Jay
Ford has stepped up to help the
community quench its thirst.
Alan Jay will be giving out free
ice cold water to the visitors.
Donations are accepted and all
proceeds will go to the Hardee
County Youth Coalition.
Alan Jay will also be donat-
ing 5-10 items for a raffle, in-
cluding free oil changes, car
washes and a brand new canoe.
Mom & Me Consignment
Boutique will be donating bas-
kets full of goodies for the raf-
fle also.
While the kids are playing on
the bounce houses and water
slides, adults can enjoy the live
local music of various bands
and solo artists throughout the
county.


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Other activities include a
cake walk, step dance contest
and a graffiti contest (bring
your own graffiti materials).
You can also show Hardee
County who should have really
won American Idol by belting
out your best tunes at the
karaoke contest.
After showing off your
moves, you and your family can
meet and greet with local pro-
fessional boxer, Edner Cherry.
Cherry will be signing auto-
graphs and hosting boxing
activities for the community to
enjoy.
J. Oliver Speech Pathology
will be hosting a fundraiser for
3-year-old Kaylee Weems-
DeWolfe, daughter of April
Weems and Matthew DeWolfe
of Wauchula.
Kaylee was diagnosed with
leukodystrophy, a rare disease
among children that affects the
central nervous system by dis-
rupting growth or maintenance
of the myelin sheath that insu-
lates nerve cells.
Kaylee is currently undergo-
ing treatments at All Children's
Hospital. However, the cost of
treatments and surgeries very
high. To help assist the family
during need, J. Oliver Speech
Pathology will be accepting
donations of bracelets and sell-
ing ice cold watermelon.
Don't forget to save your
seeds! There will be three
watermelon seed-spitting con-
tests throughout the day where
one person will win a prize rib-
bon.
The Fourth of July celebra-
tion gives folks the chance to
come together as a community
and celebrate America's inde-
pendence. Most people couldn't
imagine Hardee County not cel-
ebrating Independence Day.
However, this year's celebra-
tion was at risk of being shut
down.
Due to the many budget cuts
Florida is experiencing, the
county and Wauchula were
going to have to cancel the
annual Fourth of July celebra-
tion at Pioneer Park. That is
when the newly formed non-
profit organization, Hardee
County Youth Coalition,
stepped up and saved the day.
The Hardee County Youth
Coalition brought the idea of a
Fourth of July community pic-
nic to the county commission
members.
Commissioners loved the
idea of a free Fourth of July cel-
ebration and supplied the board
with the facilities and decora-
tions to make this year's Fourth
of July one to remember.
Dawn Atkinson-Jones chair-


woman of HCYC, was very
grateful for approval of the
Fourth of July community pic-
nic.
"It showed how willing they
are to support us and the coun-
ty," says Jones.
Folks can show their support
and appreciation for the new
organization by participating in
its logo contest. Youth through-
out the community are encour-
aged to come show their artistic
skills by creating a possible
logo for the HCYC. The art
work will be posted up, judged
by the HCYC executive board
and the winner will receive a
$100 gift card to Wal-Mart,
donated by Mosaic Fertilizer
Inc.
The HCYC is amazed by the
amount of support and involve-
ment that the county has had so
far. Volunteers are signing up to
help during the entire day and
various businesses are coming
out to show support.
"The community is really
coming out for this. The good
thing is that no one is being
paid, people are just volunteer-
ing," says Jones.
Many of the volunteers will
be coming from Celebration
Church, which is providing 10
volunteers for rotation all day to
assist in any activities during
the community picnic.
This year is a very important
year for politics in not only
Hardee County, but throughout
America. The HCYC plans to
give the politicians of this coun-
ty an opportunity to bond with
the community and show that
they too can have a good time.
"Dunk your favorite politi-
cian" will be one of the high-
lights of the day at Pioneer
Park. Any one running for
office is invited to come and sit
in a dunk tank for 10 minutes
and let the community take a
turn being dunked. Every 10
minutes spent in the tank earns
five minutes to speak on stage.
The Sheriff's Office will be
sponsoring the Dunk Tank and
Col. Arnold Lanier will be vol-
unteering to be dunked first.
The soaking wet politicians can
also set up their own table with
all their information.
"We want the politicians of
this county to be involved in the
community and have fun!,"
says Jones.
Candidates for Florida Con-
gressional District 13 Don
Baldauf will also make an
appearance at the Fourth of July
Celebration.
After the kids start to wind
down from all the sweets and
the politicians dry off, the annu-
al fireworks show will begin.
The beautiful magnitude of
colors will light the sky and
give you and your loved ones
the opportunity to reflect on
America and its independence.
Fireworks funds were donated
by CF Industries, Mosaic and
Vandolah Power.
For more information about
the annual Fourth of July
Celebration please call Jones at
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More Development


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County will see more
and different development.
At its meeting last week, the
Hardee County Commission
approved a dozen ordinances,
which will organize growth
around the county. Two new
categories of land use were
approved and developments
planned along main corridors,
east, west, north and south.
There are 632.6 square miles,
or 404,821 acres, in the unin-
corporated areas of Hardee
County, divided into agriculture
(79 percent) and various other
groups. Among them are four
categories of residential devel-
opment.
These are the Town Center,
Highway Mixed Use, Residen-
tial Mixed Use and rural cen-
ters, such as Fort Green
Springs, Ona, Limestone, Lem-
on Grove and Crewsville.
Growth is planned over the
next 10 to 25 years, giving the
county opportunity to plan for
infrastructure, such as roads,
wastewater, reused water,
schools, law enforcement, fire
protection and solid waste ser-
vices. Most growth is planned
along major roadways to pre-
serve the agricultural lands.

RURAL VILLAGE
Designed to be a high-quality
mixed-use development on
large tracts of land, the Rural
Village concept was approved
by the commission on final
reading last week. It has already
been approved by the state
Department of Community
Development (DCA), which
must review proposed changes
to the county's Comprehensive


Land Use Plan.
There could be two rural vil-
lages in the county. Sweetwater
Estates, an 8,000-acre develop-
ment of a variety of types of
residences, commercial and
industrial development stretch-
ing from Sweetwater Road
south almost to Fish Branch,
has not yet requested the Rural
Village designation.
Shadowlawn, west of
Bowling Green, initiated the
request for the new land desig-
nation of Rural Village, areas of
compact, concentrated develop-
ment of over 500 acres for a vil-
lage-scale community environ-
ment.
At least 15 percent of it must
be density of at least six units
and not more than 12 per devel-
opable acre. There has to be at
least five and no more than 40
percent of the property for
retail, office and/or industrial
development. Residences may
be above retail or office build-
ings.
There are other requirements,
too. At least 10 percent of the
acreage must be recreation open
space. It must have adjacent or
direct connection to a major
collector roadway, such as U.S.
17.
Fire protection must be avail-
able on a five-minute response
time, likely meaning an on-site
fire station, and it must be on or
near the regular sheriff's patrol
routes. Schools and public uses
must be available by collector
or arterial streets or located.
within the development.
Finally, the development
must have buffering and set-
backs from adjacent agricultur-
al lands, and include on-street
parking, a pedestrian circula-


tion system of walks, bikeways
and parks, and parking lots.

RESIDENTIAL LOW
LAND USE
Another ordinance, on final
reading and approved by DCA,
creates a transitional land use to
increase the supply of housing
in the county. The suburban,
low-density designation would
be a bridge between urban,
high-density and rural.
Other land classifications
require either 12 units per acre
(urban or subdivision) or one
per five acres (agricultural-
rural). Residential land covers
only 13,715 acres of the
404,000 acres in the unincorpo-
rated areas of the county.
The low density category
would allow one to four
dwelling uses per acre. Where
available, central water service
should be used.

RURAL CENTER
Davis Properties
The third of the three major
properties to be included in the
Vandolah Rural Center is the
Davis Properties 609-acre tract
east and north of Vandolah
Power Plant, along Vandolah
Road and CR 663 (Ona-Fort
Green Road).
The Vandolah Center is ex-
pected to expand to within two
miles of Wauchula and down to
SR 64 to take in the Little
Cypress development.
The Davis Properties will be
a combination of 1,000 multi-
family residential units, 90
acres of light industrial,
160,000 square feet of commer-
cial/office and 225,000 square
feet of commercial/retail ser-
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Living


COURTESY PHOTO
Sara Beattie & Steve Moore
Sara Beattie & Steve

Moore Are Engaged


* John and Roberta Beattie of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Sara
Elaine of Casselberry, to Steven
Matthew Moore, the son of
Michael and Mary Moore of
Casselberry.
The bride-to-be is a 1996
honors graduate of Hardee
Senior High School and a 1999
graduate of the University of.
Central Florida, where she
earned a bachelor's degree in
business administration. She is
also a 2006 honors graduate of
the Ultrasound Diagnostic
School in Jacksonville, with a


degree in diagnostic medical
sonography. She is currently
employed with Drew Medical
Inc.
The prospective groom
resides in Casselberry and is a
1994 graduate of Lake Howell
High School in Winter Park.
He earned a bachelor's degree
in computer engineering in
2001 at the University of
Central Florida. He is employed
with Lockheed Martin as a sys-
tems engineer in the missile and
fire control division.
Plans have been made for a
private beach wedding on July
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

GETTING OUT OF EGYPT
The story of the children of Israel in Egypt bears a remarkable
resemblance to the experience of becoming a Christian.
The Israelites were slaves in Egypt under Pharaoh, a ruthless
taskmaster. Can anyone fail to see the awful tyranny of the devil in
this picture?
Moses, of course, is a type of Christ who came down to set His
people free.
Crossing the Red Sea on their way out of Egypt is symbolic of
the born-again experience.
Now, let's continue to trace this remarkable parallel. How
many have enjoyed a wonderful conversion experience only to find
that the time immediately following was disappointing?
Unexpected defeats, unexplainable doubts. And the Lord, Who had
seemed so precious and real, seems to have withdrawn!
Welcome to the Wilderness of Sinai!
Why a hot, dry and empty desert? The answer: When the Lord
calls us to a life of faith, He immediately provides a situation where
we will need to exercise it. We often collapse in discouragement,
but our faith desperately needs a practical application in order that
we might grow up.
It is one thing to mentally agree with the doctrine of redemp-
tion. It's another thing to learn to depend on Christ every day
instead of one's self.
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Celebration Honors

Bertha Fulse, 102


Garry McWhorter of New
York City will honor Bertha
Fulse in concert on Saturday at
2 p.m. at St. John AME Church
in Bowling Green.
McWhorter and the Fulse
family will be celebrating
Bertha Fulse's 102 years of life.
Speaker for the occasion will be
Pastor Eddie Spencer of the
First Baptist Church of Nutley,
N.J.
During the service, also hon-
ored for their living legacy as
great citizens of Hardee County
will be: Girlene McWhorter,
Juanita Middleton, Beatrice
Mclvery, Inez Hill, Louise
Brown, George Brown, Betty
Snelling, Frank Snelling, Laci
Everett, Vivian Rigsey and
George Ryals.
A special presentation will be
made in memory of: Laura
Evans, Annie Whitehurst, Laura
Ball, George Brown, Bonnie
Mae Mclvery, Willa Mae
Robinson, Inous Robinson,
Gladys Hodges, Henry Daniels,
Thelma Greene and Verna Lee


Kara Candace Keen, Wau-
chula, a seven pound seven
ounce son, Trevor Jerry "T.J."
Keen, born June 5, 2008, at
DeSoto Memorial Hospital,
Arcadia. Maternal grandparents
are Mark and Candi Larner of
Wauchula, and Rusty Keen of
Lake Placid. Maternal great-
great-grandparents are Jerry
*and Carolyn Hutto of Wau-
chula; Murray and Gwen Al-
britton of Bartow; Jerry and
Sarah Keen of Lake Placid;.and
Annette Stanley Larner of Zolfo
Springs.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


Fulse.
McWhorter is a native of
Bowling Green and attended
Hardee Senior High School. He
is the child of Helen and Garry
McWhorter and of the extended
family of Brenda and Angel
Rodriguez. He currently resides
in New York City, where he is
an executive in the private avia-
tion industry.


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David Beckley & Sarah Allison

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Janie Pugh
Graduates
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Janie M. Pugh of Bowling
Green has graduated from the
University of South Florida
with a bachelor's degree in busi-
ness management.
Commencement exercises
were held on Monday, May 5,
at The Lakeland Center.
Pugh is a 2004 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School.
She is the daughter of Jack
and Lynn Sconyers of Bowling
Green.


Pugh


The engagement of Sarah
Jane Allison of New York, New
York, and David Hendry
Beckley of New York, New
York, has been announced by
his parents, Jim and Jan
Beckley of Ona.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of John and Barbara Allison
of Askett, United Kingdom. She
is a 1999 graduate of the
American Heritage School and
a 2003 graduate of the
University of Florida, where
she earned a bachelor's degree
in business and finance. She is
employed by Marsh USA Inc.

HONORS BANQUET


in New York City.
The prospective groom is a
1999 honors graduate of Hardee
Senior High School. He was
graduated magna cum laude
from Florida State University
in 2002 with a bachelor's degree
in economics, and earned a
master of science degree with
honors in 2003, also at Florida
State University. He is em-
ployed by Willis of New York
in New York City.
The couple are planning a
Sept. 27 wedding at St. James'
Church in New York, New
York.


Makayla Chancey and Edgar Almeyda 'received the
Principal's Award for the 2007-08 school year at Bowling
Green Elementary School. Makayla and Edgar are fifth
graders, and were honored for their outstanding acade-
mics, loyalty and achievements.


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From Dishwashers To Diapers,

Moms Are Today's Innovators


Moms have been creating
solutions to everyday problems
for centuries-from eliminating
the monster under the bed to
creating the perfect dish that
highlights all five food groups.
Some moms, however, .have
taken this talent a step further
and invented the technologies
and everyday conveniences that
impact the way we live today.
In fact, nearly half of all pri-
vately held businesses (10.4
million) in the United States are
owned by women. And while
female entrepreneurs have been
placed in the spotlight recently,
the number of majority women-
owned firms has been steadily
growing over the past two
decades-at around twice the rate
of all firms.
The workday for many of
these women does not end
when they get home. Working
moms spend 44 hours at their
"work job" and 49.8 at their
"mom job" for a total of 93.8
,hours each week. While many
continue to balance work and
home, this trend is inspiring
women to devise new ways to
get more done each day-from
working at home to designing
products that can help.
"Taking an idea from concept
to reality creates a sense of fear,
which can stop many women
from considering a business
venture," says Pamela Sarvela,
a business development special-
ist with the University of
Minnesota's Natural Resources
Research Institute. "Helping
women evaluate the market-
place and the necessary start-up
funds is what it takes to get
many to the next step."
In an effort to provide this
type of support, Whirlpool
brand developed its Mother of


Invention Grant Program to
help deserving moms bring
their innovation dreams to
fruition each year. The compa-
ny recognizes that moms are
addressing everyday challenges
in innovative ways and to date
has awarded winning moms
more than $130,000 in grant
money and guidance to help
turn their ideas into a viable
business.
Through July 31, moms can
submit their business, service or
product ideas at www.whirl-
pool. com/moms. This year, the
program will recognize moms
who develop an environmental-
ly friendly product/service or
use natural/recycled materials
to create their invention. Five
winners will receive up to
$20,000 in grant money, home
appliances and an invitation to a
business boot camp at company
headquarters, where they can
learn from marketing, product
development and legal experts.
Judging the contest are entre-
preneurial moms who under-
stand the challenge of juggling
family and business. Guest
judges include Julie Aigner-
Clark, creator of Baby Einstein
and co-founder of The Safe
Side; Lori Pope, the creator of
an innovative green toy rental
program, BabyPlays; and Mary
Anne Amato, the 2006 Mother
of Invention Grand Prize
Winner and creator of the Quick
Change Crib.
"This program sparks the
hope of thousands every year
and recognizes one of the most
overlooked treasures there is, a
mother's ingenuity," said
Amato. "This is one of a very
few, perhaps the only, program
that understands, inspires and
rewards it."


Limestone School


On April 26 the 25th annual
Limestone School Reunion was
celebrated with over 83 in
attendance.
The celebration started with
the ringing of the old school
bell by Dorothy Albritton Lane
of Arcadia, followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance to the
American Flag and the Lord's
Prayer, led by Ralph Evers of
Sarasota. Gale English of
Jupiter read the names of the
deceased members and offered
a prayer in their memory.
Barbara Jene Mosley Ruth,
president of Limestone,
presided over the business
meeting. The Bass Coker fami-
ly had five former students pre-
sent, and the Jim Norris family
had four. A former teacher,
Garnett Rooney Williams of
Wauchula, was recognized.
Officers present were
President Ruth; Anna Jane
Simmons Evers of Sarasota,
vice president; and Betty Jean
Albritton Grady, Arcadia, secre-
tary/treasurer.
The president gave each per-
son present a "2008 25-cent
coin" in celebration of the 25th
anniversary reunion. The meet-
ing was closed with prayer by


the pastor of the Limestone
Baptist Church, the Rev. Jerry
Waters of Arcadia, and the ring-
ing of the bell by Linda Mae
Norris Chaudoin of Rogers-
ville, Tenn. The school was torn
down several years ago, but the
old school bell remains on the
grounds of the Limestone
Baptist Church.
The past 25 years have been
awesome. Friendships were
renewed and memories of
childhood years and Limestone
School Days were cherished by
those who traveled from all
areas of Florida and the states
of Alabama, Arizona, Califor-
nia, Connecticut, Georgia,
Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Washington State and Wyoming
for the annual event.
The school boasts a rich his-
tory:
On July 2, 1912, petition to
DeSoto County was granted for
$150 for a school at Limestone.
One teacher, V.O. Fussell, and
three students were moved from
Lily to begin the Limestone
School. Several years later
$8,000 was granted for a new


losts 25th
building at Limestone. A beau-
tiful two-story red-brick build-
ing was opened Aug. 1, 1921,
with 32 students and one
teacher. The school closed in
1949.
Years later it was an adven-
ture of faith and excitement as
the first Limestone School
Reunion was planned. On April
28, 1984, the first reunion was
*


Reunion
held at Limestone with 141 in
attendance. Seven teachers, five
ministers, one trustee, one bus
driver and many happy former
students attended. On April 27,
1985, the second annual
reunion was held with over 250
in attendance. Tom Cooksey
from Deerfield, Ohio, one of
the three students enrolled in
the school in 1912, was present.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The old Limestone School bell can still be heard.


Survey Shows Allergies Taking

A Toll On America's Youth


Kids are feeling tired, miser-
able and irritable. They're
underperforming at school. And
all because of...allergies?
The findings of the landmark
Pediatric Allergies in America
Survey report that far too many
of our children are putting up
with bothersome allergy symp-
toms like stuffy noses, cough-
ing and sneezing that are get-
ting in the way of daily lie..
This, the largest, most com-
prehensive national survey of
its. kind, is sounding an alarm
among experts. It turns out that
better management of allergic
rhinitis (commonly known as
"hay fever") is just what the
doctor ordered.
"Our nation's children are
being sidelined by allergies,"
said Michael Blaiss, M.D.,
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
and Medicine at the University
of Tennessee and consultant for
Sepracor Inc. "This survey is a
wake-up call for parents and
health care providers that our
kids need effective and safe
allergy symptom relief so they
can get on with the business of
being kids."

The survey suggests that
allergy symptoms unnecessari-
ly:
Limit children's activities.
Parents of children with aller-
gies are twice as likely to say
that allergies limit their chil-
dren's activities compared to
parents whose children did not
suffer from allergies.
Interfere with school. Forty
percent of children with allergic
rhinitis report their condition
interferes with their perfor-









Wauchula Worship Center
will have special services this
weekend, featuring evangelist
Tony Cooke. In Christian ser-
vice for over 18 years, Cooke
has been a Bible teacher, asso-
ciate pastor and director of
international and alumni associ-
ations. He has traveled to 20
countries and 40 states helping
church leaders and their congre-
gations become more vibrant
'and effective.
Services will be at 7 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday, and 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
There will be a barbecue on
Saturday at 5 p.m. Everyone is
invited to join in these special
worship services at the church
at 1720 W. Main St., Wauchula.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


mance at school compared tc
only 10 percent of children
without allergic rhinitis.
Disrupt children's sleep.
Forty percent of parents indicat-
ed that their child's allergies
interfere "a lot or somewhat"
with their sleep.
"This survey shows that kids,
just like adults, are not happy
with the allergy relief they are
currently getting. This is one
reason why nasal allergy suffer-
ers sometimes stop or switch
medications," said Dr. Blaiss.
"Having a treatment that works-
and is safe-is important to chil-
dren and adults whose nasal
allergy symptoms interfere with
everyday life."
The Pediatric Allergies in
America Survey, conducted by
the national public opinion
research organization Schul-
man, Ronca and Bucuvalas,
Inc.
The survey findings were
presented at the American
Academy of Allergy, Asthma &
Immunology Annual Meeting
and endorsed by the American
College of Allergy, Asthma &
Immunology.
For more information, visit
www.myallergiesinamerica.-
com.


More than 80 people attended the historic school's annual reunion.




FREE MONEY!

State, Federal & Private Grants Available for Sheriff's Office
Therc are millions of dollars available to law enforcement agencies in the fomn of free grant money. These finds can
be used to purchase equipment, hire new deputies, and create community oriented policing programs. In a time wheni
our government entities are facing severe budget cuts, grants'provide supplemental funding to continue necessary law
enforcement operations.

As your new sheriff, I will make it a top priority to specifically designate a sheriff's office employee to be trained in
grant writing. This individual's main responsibility will be to research, write and apply for state, federal & private
grants. These grants will help bring the Hardee County Sheriff's Office into the 21st century with cutting edge
training, equipment and technology. All of this can be accomplished without the taxpayers taking on the burden of
the expenditures, while having a sheriff's office that is better equipped and more able to serve and protect them.
Thinking outside the box Creative Financing!


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Friendship Hosts Homecoming


Homecoming featured the country-gospel songs of
Chip Ballard and Phil Haight.


(from left) Mike Blair, Ryan Blair,


COURTESY PHOTOS
Friendship Memorial Chapel hosts a homecoming each year on the fourth Sunday in
May. Here, (from left) Maurice Ballard, Joe Durrance and Pete Hughes wait for the food
to be brought out for a dinner-on-the-grounds after the services.


Joe Durrance leads the singing at Homecoming at
Friendship on May 25.


Kyle Ballard and Jake Hanna fish the pond.


Granny Graham s

Back Open For Business


116 N. 4th Ave Wauchula


773-0292


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Summer Hours
Closed on Mondays
Tues Thurs 5:30 am 2 pm
Friday 5:30 am 8 pm
Saturday 6 am- 11 am
Sunday 6 am- 2 pm


Driving Tips
You can drive down your risk
of an accident on the road if you
heed the advice of some safety-
award-winning truckers:
Be .,p.atiento'Tind stay
focused.
* Look'firther ahead-let your
eyes lead your wheels.
* Avoid distractions, such as
cell phones. PDAs or loud
music.
Never drive when tired.
When passing a truck, don't
slide back into the traffic flow
until you can see both of its
headlights in your rearview
mirror.
Remember that blind spots
can prevent a truck driver from
seeing you. The rule is "if you
can't see the driver in his mirror,
he cannot see you."
These tips come from the 78
FedEx drivers who won state
driving championships with
their driving skills and knowl-
edge of the rules of the road.
Collectively, they have driven
more than 92 million miles
without an accident-enough' to
circle the globe almost 3,700
times.
Drive safely: Keep the proper
distance from other vehicles.


Nelta Fae Lowe Mallory was among attendees at home-
coming.

YOU Can Appebrinn... .
Memrvm Lane, or
Syou have, any hotograp of rdeCounty people,"
places or events you oibe willing to share with ourreadier
Perhaps youriecongraide class, a-Main Street scene, saamtiy
picnic from longago,'canoeing down the. Peace River, or wash-
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L4ne by allowlngwto0 print our:,photo from Hardee-Cuty's
past. You will be credited with the submission, and your:photo
will ba returned. Tb appear In this feature, send the photo along.
with your name to: Memory Lane, The Heiald-Advocate;,P.O.Box-
338, Wauchula,FL 33873 or stop by the newspaper office:at-l15
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S~ Thank You-
Our sincere appreciation for your
support and love during the loss of
our wife, mother and grandmother,
Minnie McKenzie.
Thank you for the prayers, cards,
food, flowers, visits, and words of


Encouragement. They meant so much
to us. You shall forever be in our
hearts. A special "thank you" to the
pastor and member's of the
New Mount Zion AME Church.


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vices, most along the Enterprise
Zone corridor of CR 663.

Little Cypress/Cypress Point
This 96-acre property along
SR 64 is planned for 500 mixed
residential (townhouses, single-
family and multi-family) uses
and an 8.8-acre commercial
piece for business to support the
community.
There will be a conserva-
tion/open space along the Peace
River, with possibly a board-
walk or canoe launch the only
access to it. Because it is low
land, natural drainage through
the middle of the property will
accommodate the open
space/recreation areas.
There will be a community
center and school bus shelter
for the 270 students expected to
reside there with their families.
HIGHWAY MIXED USE
Elihoreph/Ten Fold Talents
This was first reading of anl
ordinance to approve 134 acres
originally planned as Florida
Reno, at the intersection of SR



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In fact, according to a study by
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most effective way to report
spam messages is by using the
"This is Spam" button in your
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64 and South Florida Avenue.
It will have a maximum
build-out of 671 units, most sin-
gle-family homes at an estimat-
ed $175,000. Its 2,067 residents
will include 302 elementary
school students (at Zolfo
Springs Elementary), 161 in
junior high and 181 high
schoolers.
Tenative plans are to connect
to the Zolfo Springs utilities
and/or provide wells and a cen-
tral sewage system.

RESIDENTIAL
MIXED USE
Lemon Grove Estates
This 368.2-acre development
will have 663 housing units,
mostly single-family, up and
down Maude and Resthaven
Roads and along 1,510-feet of
frontage on SR 64. There will
also be nearly 170,000 square
feet of neighborhood commer-
cial de-velopment.
There would be 99 students
going to Zolfo Springs Ele-
mentary, 53 to the junior high



Help Protect

From Spam
your phone number-something
you give out selectively and
only to people you trust such as
friends, family and people you
know. Don't post it in public
places like message boards or
chat rooms. When you do need
to supply an e-mail address for
shopping or selling a car online,
etc., use a service like Yahoo!
Mail AddressGuard to create
disposable e-mail addresses. If
that disposable address starts to
get spammed, you can delete it
and create a new one.
2. Use the "Spam" button to
report junk mail.
If you receive unwanted e-
mail or e-mail from an address
you don't recognize, report it by
clicking on the "Spam" button
in the toolbar at the top of your
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report the contents of the mes-
sage to the anti-spam group so
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reaching your inbox.
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true, it probably is.
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a healthy dose of skepticism
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Of all'nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to
a man than his children?

YOU Can Appear In .'. ., ,
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and 57 to the high school.
COMMERCE PARK
One of the ordinances, on
first reading, changes 129.81
acres from Residential Mixec
Use to Highway Mixed Use.
The property west of U.S. 17
and south of SR 62 would abut
a larger property the Hardee
Economic Development Auth-
ority recently obtained. To-
gether these two parcels will
offer a location for a larger
commercial/light industry at the
Hardee Commerce Park than
most of its lots allow.

WATER ISSUES
Water Use
Two proposed ordinances, on
first reading, considered very
different water issues.
The first adopts a 10-year
water supply plan and amends
elements of the Comp Plan
which deal with sanitary sewer,
solid waste, drainage, potable
water, natural groundwater
aquifer recharge and conserva-
tion.
Its goal is to receive and man-


age water use for the next 25
years, possibly with an inter-
local agreement with the
municipalities, and adjoining
counties.
"The state says we have to
have a plan," said Johnson, ack-
nowledging the CF Industries
aquifer recharge plan and cre-
ation of reservoirs. Agriculture
water use is actually decreasing
due to microjets and its season-
al need, he said.
Southwest Florida Water
Management District, which
includes Hardee as one of its 16
counties, emphases its funding
priority for projects which
encourage regionalization of
water use. Hardee County may
have the choice of forming a
regional water supply group
with Polk and Highlands coun-
ties, or joining with the Peace
River Manasota Group.
Long-range projections are
that the county will need 68
million gallons of water a day.

Exceptions to Setbacks
The other first reading ordi-
nance dealt with properties of


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strengghenir.g churches & leaders


record along Peace River, and
Horse, Charlie and Payne
creeks. It would not be applica-
ble to anyone else buying prop-
erty along the waterways know-
ing the setbacks and density
permissible.
The issue came about
because of a landowner whose
property has been crisscrossed
aver the years three times by
the Peace River to the point
that he does not have the
required five-acre tract on
which to Build a home, without
invading the 500-foot setback.
Until the river decided to mean-
der through his property, he
could have met that require-
ment.
The ordinance requires that
the homeowner of this one of
such 14 parcels along the Peace
River, 13 along Charlie Creek,
five on Horse Creek and one on
Payne Creek, provide a conser-
vation easement along the river
and lands not used for the
home, drainfield and driveway,
which must be on the least envi-
ronmentally-sensitive portion
of the lot.


6


Rev. Tony & Lisa Cooke


There are more than two
dozen gullies, branches and
creeks scattered around the
county. Landowners along them
must observe the 500-foot set-
backs and density of one resi-
dence per five acres.

EAR Report
The final ordinance approved
on first reading sent the 104-
page Evaluation and Appraisal
Report to DCA for its review.
The county is required to
update it every seven. years and
it was due this year.
It provides an in-depth look
at the positives and weaknesses
of the county Comp Plan in
areas of growth management,
mining, economic development
and natural resources.
That is further broken down
to describe population trends
and socioeconomic conditions,
financial feasibility to meet
growth needs, future land use,
public school coordination,
water supply, transportation,
capital improvements, conser-
vation and housing successes
and shortcomings.


Wauchula


WORSHIP CENTER

Kenny Baker Pastor


Welcomes

REV. TONY COOKE

A Former RHEMA Instructor From Tulsa Oklahoma


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Gifted as a teacher; Tony Cooke has been serving the Body of Christ in various
capacities since 1980. For eighteen-and-a-half years, Tony was on staff at Kenneth
Hagin Ministries, where he served as dean and instructor at RHEMA Bible
Training Center, Senior Associate Pastor at RHEMA Bible Church, Director of
RHEMA Ministerial Association International, and Director of RHEMA Alumni
Association.

Currently, Tony teaches worldwide with an empahsis on strengthening churches
and leaders. Tony's ministry travels have taken him to more than twenty foreign
countries and to more than forty states. He enjoys helping believers reach their
potential in Christ, helping leaders maximize their skills and effectiveness, and
helping churches become healthy, vibrant, and strong.


This Is Your Chance To Come And Visit!


THIS WEEK!

June 27th June 29th
Friday & Saturday 7PM
Sunday 10:30AM & 6PM
BBQ on Saturday Night 5PM
Dress Casual and enjoy
Delicious BBQ
Followed by Anointed Teaching!


Everyone Is Invited!

Especially those who believe they have
A call of God on their life and to those

who are already in the full time ministry.



\ Wauchula
WORSHIP CENTER


1720 West Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873

(863) 773-2929

www.wauchulaworshipcenter.org


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$225,000.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Large
commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Formerly Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive.
$80,000. .
I 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. 6:26c


Topsy See
NEW LISTING 3BR 1-1/2B CB Home in Bowling Green. Close to
school. Very good buy at $69,900.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
Beautiful location 4.6 acres surveyed into six 1/.acre lots and one
1.66 acre lot. $15,000 each or $85,000 for all.
App. 58 AC. Great for development properly. High and dry. Call for
information.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
6 26C 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873







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

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
You would enjoy living in this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Community Fenced Landscaped Lots of extra features -
REDUCED $225,000.00 MLS # 194427
3BR/2BA MH with extra lot in Charlie Creek Close to HWY 27
and all the fishing lakes and golf courses Reduced to $58,000.00
MLS # 192339
GOLFVIEW 3BR/2.5 BA HOME ON ONE ACRE CENTRAL
AIR/HEAT 2 CAR GARAGE LOTS OF ROOM. APPLI-
ANCES INCLUDED. NOW ONLY $179,900.00
Residence with business 4BR/2.5BA CB Home with over 2,000
sq ft under roof. Includes going beauty salon with 2 stations.
1,000 sq ft of outside buildings 2 lots fenced. $179,000.00 MLS #
200983
3BR/I.5BA CB Home near shopping and restaurants Very
roomy and neat Priced to sell $115,000.00 MLS # 201681

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

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


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


(863) 781-3247
rano (863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
6:26c


Classifieds


'06 PLANTATION TRACTOR, 25
HP, 4WD, front loader, bush hog,
$6,500. 735-0134. 6:26p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


'83 CHEVY SILVERADO, good
condition, $3,000 OBO. Call 781-
7348 for mor more info. 6:26p


GAS SAVER 1988 VW Scirocco,
16 valve, under 150,000 miles, 5-
speed, collectors Item, needs
work, $500 firm. 773-9183. 6:26p
'89 MERCURY MARQUIS, new air
shocks and brakes, dual exhaust,
good work car, $800. 863-269-
7367 or 863-448-6432.
6:26p
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS 2001
Chrysler PT Cruiser, 7300 Lake
Buffum Road North, Ft. Meade.
863-537-9172., 6:26-7:1 Op


2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER,
Touring Edition, 50,000 miles,
$10,995. Dave 245-9621. 6:26c
2006 DODGE CARAVAN SE,
40,908, $15,995. Dave 245-9621.
6:26c
2002 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER LT,
$9,995, 56,000 miles. Priced to
sell. Dave 245--9621. 6:26c
NEED TO SALE! 2008 HHR, red,
only 15,000 miles, full warranty,
$15,600 OBO, very clean. Call
Kevin 865-409-7860. 6:26c
MUST SALE! 2006 DURANGO,
tan color, 3rd row, only 9,000
miles, warranty, leather, $18,400
OBO. Call Kevin 863-409-7860.
6:26c


MUST SALE! 2002 TOYOTA
Highlander, silver, 78,000 miles,
very clean, one owner, $14,500
OBO. Call Kevin 863-409-7860.
6:26c
2002 HONDA VTX 1800 R, 10K
mi., fully loaded. Must see to
appreciate, $10,000. 767-0922,
781-3971. 6:19-7:17p
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


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not to fear.


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773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service


I, Crane Service
Sawmill Service
FrwE ltimltes Insured 26 years experience
cl6:14tfc


Lg 1 Sales 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 Workplace. 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.iimseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


PRICE REDUCED! 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. $143,900.
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep
water canal that leads into
Charlotte Harbor. Buyer con-
cessions possible. Priced right
at $165,000!
3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This
property is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
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.
10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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
REDUCED! MUST SEE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$159,900

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

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

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

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


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John II. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242


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


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


CB Home on 2 1/2 acres, 2,000 sq ft -1,800 heated,
lots of tile. High & Dry. Only 3 minutes from town.
Asking $195,000.

REDUCED 3BR, 3B, 2 AC. -1$22900- $219,900.
Beautiful 3 BR. 2.5 B on 5.7 acres near Manatee Co. line. $449,000.
Call Cindy.
2 BR, 2 I,,large lot firepljce. C HiA \ery nice, in town $124,900.
2 BR, 2B MH vith inground pool off Steve Rooh,:r: Special, 5 ac.
$199,900.
Make Your Vai Plans now! Bryson Cis .li Cabin Renjal, Sleeps 4-
5, very secludeJ $550 ecekly.
One lot left in Win.ULer goodss 3.8" ac $~- 4.P i5, 000.
10 ac. Val. grow. irrig &. Jrain tile, $18000 Lpr at Call David.
30 ac. with 10 ac. Haml", 10 ac. Valerna. 10 j. heaiutiful oaks,
micorjet irrig. 12-in. well. $470,000 Call David.














Joe tLD~ais
I N C., R E A L T O R S
:-V-- (863) 773-2128

S"A I, REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Monica Reas CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
(863) 781-0888 You may qualify to receive a grant for down
(863) 781-0888 payment assistance on your new home.

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Remodeling in process. 10 ac improved, fenced pas-
4BR/2BA CB home for only tureland on Abendhoff Rd.
$95,000! $147,000!

Lovingly maintained 3BR, 25 ac on US Iwy 17 zoned A-
2BA C home in Bowling 1. Completely fenced; current-
2BA CB home n Bowlincludes ly under Greenbelt exemption
Green sits on 0.84 ac. Include for taxes. Includes damage MH
attached garage & detached sold "As Is". Three wells, septic
barn with three-bay carport, tank. $300,000!
$160,000!
Bring your fishing pole & fish
Are you ready for this? The out the back door! 3BR/1BA
one and only nightclub in home fronts relaxing Lake Buf-
Ilardee Co! $875,000! funm. Space for one RV parking
& hookups in place. $200,000!
Priced right! 10 ac pasture in
Zolfo Springs is fenced; cur- 3BR/2BA CB home has 2 living
rently used for cattle grazing. rooms, 1,744SF total &
Only $135,900! 1,560SF living area. Close to
schools & shopping. $125,000!
97 ac ranch in the heart of ur
lardee Co! Cleared )asture, 2 5.4 acs tracts, pasture & Oak
barns, cattlepens, fencing & t Possible owner financing.
ponds. Entertain in the unique $10,000/a
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. Beautiful wooded 35 acs
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, w/over 1/4 mile paved rd
pine paneling & beams, garden frontage. Potential to subdivide
tubs, in-ground pool. into 5 ac tracts. Only minutes
$1,900,000! from Highlands Co; zoned A-l.
$540,000!
CB country home on 4.76 acs
north of Arcadia, 3BR/IBA. Residential lot in Lake Placid
$150,000! near Lake Francis and "Lake
June is 107ftXI102ft. Great for
PRICE REDUCED! CLOSE homesite or investment.
TO LAKE OLIVIA! $24,000!
2BR/IBA/1CG CB home Lots of mature oak trees make
w/privacy fence, central A/1I, this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
screened porch. $80,000! site. Very close to Wauchulta
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
4BR/2-1/2BA/2CG 2-story fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
home overlooks Little Cypress allows for residential, pasture
Golf Course. Spacious kitchen for cattle/horses, or farmland.
& dining room. $230,000! $168,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL......................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON............832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.. 863-412-4379
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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Classifieds


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


EMCI-WIRELESS is seeking an
Account Manager/Store Manager
for their Arcadia location.
Candidates should possess the
following skills: Familiar with
Microsoft Word and Excel, sales
and customer service experience,
the ability to work in a team envi-
ronment, bi-lingual is a plus.
Incentive plans include base
salary, commission, and benefits.
For immediate consideration
send a resume to EMCI-Wireless
(Matt Hall): mhall@emciwire-
less.com or fax (863) 314-0378.
6:26-7:3c


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.
6:12-7:10tfc
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


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal
*Stump Removal DDragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay* Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16 yards)
$ 1 00/Load
within S mile radius cr Zolfo Springs
Fill-Top Soil *Hard Pan
Hardee County Area only!


TRUCK DRIVER/
RESOURCE RECOVERY OPERATOR
PAY RATE: $19, 807.56 ($9.52hrly.) -
$27,304.94 ($13.13hrly.)
Wanted for the Hardee County Landfill. This position
requires skilled work in the operation of semi- truck with
tanker trailer, ten-wheeler tandem axle and related equip-
ment. Must be able to interrupts and follow rules and reg-
ulations pertaining to the hauling of wastewater. Ability to
make minor repairs. Physical agility to assist in
loading/unloading.
MUST HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA or GED.
A VALID FL CLASS "A" CDL WITH TANKER
ENDORSEMENT IS REQUIRED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on the County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resources
Department, at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position is
open until filled. EOE-F/M/V c6:26c



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 cl6:12-30c





KELLER WILLIAMSII
'--- L ,:T Y
nmidfloridalistings.com
Mikey Colding
Realtof \
(863) 781-1698

An Independently hwned Brokerage'

New Listings *
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 all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $10,500/acre.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details. C:2
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MATH INSTRUCTORS- P/T posi-
tions for daytime and evening
classes at South Florida
Community College (Avon Park).
Min. bachelor's degree In math or
related field req. Visit our web-
site, www.southflorida.edu, for
details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO.
6:26-7:3c
FLORIDA SALES & RENTAL INC.
now hiring for the following posi-
tions: Shop helper/delivery, (1)
full-time position for accounts
payable/accounts receivable ad-
ministrative assistant. See dis-
play ad in this section. 6:26c
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.
6:12-7:1 Otfc
NOW HIRING Island of
Adventure Childcare Center, must
have CDA. Call 767-0800. 5:ltfc


DRIVER Class A CDL, local,'
experienced, motivated, depend-
able, and clean record. Benefits
and paid holidays, DFWP Keen
Farm & Grove Service, Inc. Call
Patty at 941-737-1484. i
6:12-7:10tfc



3/3 HOME PLUS apartment, 5
acres, needs TLC. Asking only
$110,000. 954-629-4486. 6:26p
3 MOBILE HOMES including
lots, $99,000 OBO. All currently
rented. Excellent Investment
opportunity. 863-245-1507.
6:19-8:21 p


CORN FED HOGS for sale.
Contact Kathy 863-781-1910.
6:26p
ANGUS AND CHAROLAIS gentle
bulls, ages 1-3, Zolfo. 954-649-
1480. 6:26p


iiirl -" l illl i
GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning.


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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


Lonestar
CorxstrFictiori C orp -

General Contractor
Lic.j RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865



06\ JUAN DELATORRE
(863)781-1128
www IUANDELATORRE.COM
EMAIL :MAIL@T0AIINDEL\TORRE.COM


S REAL 'STAT'v LVESThENTS BROKER ASSOCIATE
Rhvnn Rd 15 ac grove $195,000
US Hwy 17, Zolfo Springs 9,600 SF Dance Hall $875,000
1085 US Hwv 17, Wauchula Great Business Potential $750,000
1920 Peace River Woods Rd. Zolfo Springs 21+ ac w/750 ft on
river $190,000
305 Fondulac, Avon Park 2BR/I1BA CB $90,000!
6163 NW CuldeSac Rd, Arcadia Home & 4.76 acs $150,000
FL Ave & Stenstrom Rd, Wauchula Corner lot 0.83 ac $95,000
2976 Whippoorwill Ln. Wauchula $230,000


FOUND Chihuahua, Wauchula.
Please call to describe. 443-0292.
6:26nc.


KENMORE STACKED washer and
dryer, good condition, $100;
Hunter's View tree climber stand,
new, never used, $75. 863-245-
2360. 6:26p
OLDER FULL SIZE electric organ,
plays great, $100. 773-5040.
6:26p
JET 3 ELECTRIC scooter, good
condition. 581-0939. 6:19-26p
1985 250 HONDA motorcycle,
1,725 miles, new tires. 773-5878.
6:19-26p


.A Peace River Eectric Cooperativi:JM 3=:


PdRM B P.O. Box 1310*Wauchula, Fl. 33873 o(863) 773-4116* fax (863) 773-3737* www.preco.org

SA To


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


AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs,
blue/red. Call 781-1044. 6:26p
SHIH TZU PUPPIES, AKC, first
shots. Taking deposits, $300.
Health papers. 941-456-0580.
6:12-7:10p


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


ENGINEERED
PLANS & PERMITTING, LLC

TERA WELCH 6:26p 767-0500


Fouchsrone Energy* Cooperative -.


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking an

Reconnect and Disconnect Technician

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

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


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

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

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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Please view all my listings at:
http://suebirge.sar.mlxchange.com
NEW LISTING: Just what you've been looking for. 3BR/2BA coun-
try home on 6.8 acres. Fenced, stocked fish pond, large barn, beau-
tiful setting $299,000.
20 acres on Hwy 62. Corner lot W/Paved roads
20 acres just off Steve Roberts Special. Fenced for cattle
$275,000.
7.50 acres on Hwy. 17 near college. Great Commercial Property.
59.6 acres on CR665. fenced and cross fenced $9,950 per acre cl6:26c


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The


Classifieds


GOLDEN RETRIEVER, male, one
year old, w/cage, $200. 863-441-
6365. 6:19-26p
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

Of all known mammals, the
yak-the wild ox native to
the mountainous regions
of Tibet-lives at the highest
altitude.


PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Larry
Knight, Chris Wingate, Kimberly
Johnson, Thomas Esquival,
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


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

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LEASE OPTION TO BUY -
4BR/2BA, nice neighborhood. For
information call 786-218-5250,
863-773-0065, 786-218-5236.
6:29-7:3p


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Friday, Saturday,
Sunday
Restrooms Water *
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781-1062


3BR/1BA SINGLE WIDE mobile
home, 2005, on 4 1/2 acres, ZS.
$700 month plus first, last & secu-
rity. 772-530-7047 or home 772-
336-4411. 6:26p
15 HOUSES, APTS, $500, N.D.
20,000 Commercial. 773-2177,
773-6616, 832-1965. 6:19-7:17p
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:1tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 11BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol 863-838-4447.
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-ATTENTIONI 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
FOR LEASE Nice remodeled 3/2
home, yard, large shed. 207 N.
10th, Wauchula, $945 month. 305-
970-1957, 305-338-4976.
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EXCELLENT CONDITlN 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. AmericarhSouth Reality.
6:19tfc
4BR/1 BATH, $750/month,
$750/dep. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-,
251-2038. 6:5-7:3p


TOM'MY DAVIS LAWN CARE, free
estimates, irrigation repairs, land-
scaping and clean outs, some
tree and hedge trimming, 863-
781-4055, 15 years experience.
5:29-6:26p


REGISTERED HOME DAYCARE
now has openings. Please call
Mrs. Tina at 735-1793.
Reg.#R14HA0503 6:19-26p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RRO50181 6:19-8:21 p
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


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


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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
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REALTY INC. Bus. (863) 773-0007
402 South 6th Avenue Fax: (863) 773-0038
Wauchula, FL 33873 www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson
EXECUTIVE HOME! See this beautiful home LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR-
with numerous amenities to appreciate the HOOD, this 3B/lBth, C/B home is situated on 1
excellent craftsmanship and style; '3+ acre. $155,000
B/2.5Bths, 3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal building,
16x12 pole barn, all on 2.3 acres; excellent loca- TWO STORY GOLF COURSE HOME!
tion. $330,000 3B/3.5Bth; large rooms with laminate and tile
floors; many extras; nice curb appeal! $350,000
5 + acres in eastern Hardee; native grasses. CHOOSE YOUR COLORS when you select
$64,900 building plan; constructing 3 and 4 bedrooms,
NEW PRICE for this older home with lots of C/B homes; prices start at $133,000
charm! Tall ceilings, hardwood floors and Looking for that perfect building site or week-
large rooms are just some of the features in this end retreat? This 5 acre tract has large oaks,
3B/2Bth home located in Wauchula. $99,900 small creek, plenty of wildlife. $99,000
Corner lot with 3B/1Bth C/B home, convenient- Excellent location for building your new home;
ly located and move in ready. $155,000 1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer. deed
restricted area. $40,000
15 Acres of pasture plus 3B/lBth C/B home in
need of repair; metal barn. $235,000 Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of 10 acres with 12" well; nice area for your new
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural home. $365,000
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. $255,000 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
way 17 frontage. $100,000
MINI FARM 5 acre tract with 3/1 CB home;
updated kitchen; property is fenced for horses 5 acre tract of land; paved road frontage; east-
or cattle. $199,000 ern Hardee. $125,000


=9 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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*' 3 Bedroim apartment*
Handicap Unit Ivailable *
R* ental rates beginning at $530 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for Qualified applicants *
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(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 a.M. 12:00 Noon
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Experience not needed,
but helpful!

All training provided!
* Full-time only
* Includes Full Benefits
* Medical/Dental Insurance
* Life/Disability Insurance
* Workman's Comp.
* 401(k)
* Paid Vacations/Holiday
* and more!!

Call Elizabeth Harris for appointment
DFWP 773-4113 EOE


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Classifieds


LOOKING FOR A SUMMER
TUTOR to help your elementary
aged child become a better read-
er? Call 781-5645. 6:5-7:3p
a JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
Free estimates. 767-9650. 6:5-26p
DEPENDABLE, PROFESSIONAL,
lawn services, licensed and
insured. 863-781-0593. 6:26p
LONNIES LANDSCAPING -
Flower beds, pull weeds, lawn
maintenance. 773-2208, 781-
0982. 6:19-7:17p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:8p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:3p

DeSoto County






OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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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
Green. 12:6tfcdh

EXCITING FULL


Guavas
Made for Cobblers (recipe included)

$5. quart
also
Homemade Guava Jam


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Commercial Welding Business, $250,000, Wauchula
4BR/2-1/2BA on 1 acre, Golfview. $350,000.
2 story, 3BR/2BA, large yard on Bell St., Wauchula.
$92,500
3BR/1BA, 2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. -$135,000
274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River.
Newly Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave.
$65,000.
2 acre tracts available on Kazen Rd.
30 Unit Warehouse, Hwy 66, Zolfo Springs. $110,000, owner
motivated. Make Offer!
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JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing In cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
773-3293 or 781-4641.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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TIME POSITION
For enthusiastic
individual with excellent
organizational and public
relations skills for
Director of Marketing
position.
Previous experience in
Long Term Care preferred
but not required.
Send resume or apply in
person at:
HARDEE MANOR
CARE CENTER
401 ORANGE PLACE,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
863-773-3231
FAX: 863-773-0959
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making
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always involves
someone else


Hardee Car Company


Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.'
773-2011 rI I
Billy Hill,
Owner Ruby


Wauchula
(across from
First National Bank)
773-6667

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& ROOFING LLC
MUST SEE
NEW CONSTRUCTION INCLUDES:
CATHEDRAL CEILING, CERAMIC TILE,
APPLIANCES, DRIVEWAY, AND SOD


4622 Mason Dixon Bowling Green
3 bedroom / 2 bath with great closet space!


999 US Hwy 17 South Fort Meade, FL 33841
Tel. 863.285.7381
Open Monday Friday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM ci6:26c


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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD Items,
TVs & more! Saturday, June 28,
9:00 to 2:00, 304 Garden Drive,
Wauchula. 6:26p
SATURDAY 8 to ?, 2 family,
baby, toddler & children clothes,
also adult clothes, lots of misc.
items. 206 Ohio Ave., Wauchula.
6:26p
FRI. & SAT 7:30 till ? Boys &
women clothes, little bit of
everything. 802 Redding St., Zolfo
Springs. 6:26p
FRIDAY 8:00 till 4:00, Village of
Charlie Creek, between Wauchula
and Avon Park, off 64 East. Lots
of cheap goodies and clothes.
6:26p
1 WASHER, $50, first customer; 1
dryer, $50, first customer; 2 refrig-
erators, $75, first customer. 767-
8822. 6:26c
SATURDAY 8 till ?, one deep
freezer, two machinist tool boxes
full of tools, mechanic tool box
full, work bench with two vises
and much more. 2426 Darkwing
Dr. 773-0134. 6:26p
SATURDAY ONLY Baby furni-
ture, toys, movies, wheelbarrow,
extended ladder, lots of misc.
Lisa Drive. 6:26p
A man is his own easiest
dupe, for what he wishes
to be true he generally
believes to be true.

Happiness comes to those
who are moving toward
something they want very
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Donna Steffens


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 located Two blocks north
of the County Line, Bowling Green. Reduced
from $82,500 to $75,000. Make an offer!!!
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
Ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
A REAL BUY!! 3BR, 1B, central A/H located on
busy Hwy. 17 Bowling Green. Great for Business
or Home or Both. Reduced from $85,000 to
$45,000.
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 Rivervlew
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. Make An Offer!!!
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!!l
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front
porch and large fenced yard. In nice neighbor-
hoodl!!
IT'S A BUYER'S MARKET MAKE OFFERS,
YOU WILL NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU ASK.
DEALS ARE EVERYWHERE!!!


FEATURES OF THE WEEK NEW LISTINGS!!!
LAKE LOTELA!!! Home with enclosed inground pool. Completely remodeled with brand
new stainless steel appliances including stove, refrigerator, built In microwave oven,
dishwasher, washer and dryer. Granite 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 CLASS!!! 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. cl6:26c


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Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Greetings from Fort Green!
Think back to when it was
cold last'winter and then maybe
this heat will not seem so bad. I
truly do not know how the peo-
ple who work outdoors can
work when it gets to be I and 2
o'clock. My day usually ends at
11 a.m.! .
I praise the Lord I am able to
do what I am able to do. There
are plenty of people older than
me who can outwork me! I
remember once years ago when
I lived in Jacksonville and rode
the bus to work, an older lady
got on and, as there were no
seats, I offered her my seat.
She said, "No, thank you but
you keep your seat. You'll rust
out before you wear out!" That
saying has stuck with me, so I
guess I am rusting out!
Edith Bassett made a very
pretty and delicious cake in
honor of Leo Blink's birthday.
Edith ate last Sunday dinner
with us. I did not include this
information last week, because
I did not see the cake until
Sunday. Mr. Blink is an avid
woodworker and she had saws,
hammers, crowbar and nails on
the cake. It was really cute.
Faye and Randy Davis had to
motor to Orlando this week to
take Norma to the doctor.
.They have made trips for over a
year due to the infection in
Norma's back. Norma has a lot
'of metal rods in her back, which
enable her to walk but cause
serious health problems. They
were praising the Lord this
,Sunday, as Norma is infection
free! This is a first in a long
time. Please continue to re-
member Norma in prayer.
Paul Clark was rushed back
to the hospital with trouble
breathing and chest problems.
The doctor took him in immedi-
ately, as the doctor recognized
the fact that Paul was in trouble.
They have adjusted his medi-
cine and think he will be all
right. Please remember Paul in
'prayer for this problem and the
report he received on his biop-
sy.
Barbara Casey is real happy
because her sister, Sandy Moye


Parm and husband Bob, have
relocated to our area. They are
living in her mother Lillian
Moye's old home place on
Center Hill Road. Barbara is
delighted to have her sister so
close.
Mabel Williamson went to
North Florida recently to attend
her brother and sister- in-law's
50th wedding anniversary. This
is another of those items that is
a gift straight from God.
Mabel and James celebrated
their 50 years not very long ago.
There are so many people who
never make it because of ill-
ness. Congratulations!
Jo and Jerald Abbott celebrat-
ed their 50 years of marriage
Saturday. The weather was
rainy and dreary but there was
laughter and fun inside. There
were cousins and friends from
far and near. We had not seen
some for years, and it was won-
derful to see them at a joyous
occasion rather than a funeral,
so you know Jo and Jerald were
happy. Their health is good
enough to celebrate and all
three of their boys are alive and
well. This is a blessing. We are
very happy for them.
The GA Girls at Fort Green
Baptist have been busy. They
are baking sweets to sell before
Sunday School and after church
each Sunday in June. They are
using the money they earn for
mission projects. One of the
projects is they purchased flow-
erpots, painted them and then
planted flowers in them and
made cards. Last Tuesday, they
took them to some of the older
ones from church or ones they
thought would enjoy seeing
them.
The girls were Hannah and
Holly Brown, Kasie Powell, K-
Lyn Simpson, Kayfee Hogeauer
and Beka Brown. Aaron Brown
went along as the official pho-
tographer! Adults were Carol
Brown, the GA leader; Eliza-
beth Powell; Edith Bassett; and
myself. The people they visited
were delighted to see the
youngsters. The youth told
them what they were doing in
GA's and that they hoped they


had a good day. They then led
in prayer. This is good training
for these young ones.
The adults they visited were
Mildred Cooper, Betty Waters,
Mr. and Mrs. Blink, Evelyn
Durrance, and Polly Banda.
Also, we stopped at Helen
Pluhmley's but she was not
home. We found out she is stay-
ing with her daughter, Susie, at
the present time because of
health problems. Be sure and
remember Mrs. Helen in prayer.
Norma Alejandro had a den-
tal appointment and could not
attend Tuesday. She and Faye
Davis delivered flowerpots to
Jane and Eddie Kennedy, Ruth
McAbee and Betty Abbott on
Wednesday, as they had not
been home Tuesday morning
when we were. out and about.
We wished Beka Brown
happy birthday, but I neglected
to let everyone know she is now
a teenager! She will be driving
in no time, the way time flies!
Pat Albritton and Jean Sadler
recently had a super vacation.
Pat said they had a good time
sightseeing and swimming.
Any vacation is good, if you
don't have to get up and go to
work! Just staying home is
wonderful when you are a 9-to-
5 person! Most people are 8-to-
5, but the song says 9 to 5!
Betty Abbott is back home
after a vacation trip to Maine.
She said the weather was cold
and rainy, but it was great visit-
ing and reminiscing with fami-
ly. Sam and Arden Rawls had a
short visit to Savannah, Ga.
Now if you have not been there
lately, that is a fun town. My
mother, Elaine Abbott, and I
visited there, probably in the
'80s. We took a carriage ride,
and that was the first time I had
seen horses wearing diapers!
Now you, and possibly the
owners, would not call them
diapers but they were leather
bags that fit under their hind
end. The streets did not get
messed up.
I always remembered our
horses in the parades in Wau-
chula. The Future Farmers of
America or the 4-H Horse Club


would have some students with
a broom and dustpan acting as
"pooper scoopers." That name
is what everyone called them!
Then, when the parade was
over, the street sweepers would
get anything missed and really
clean our streets.
Since that visit to Savannah,
and any other town where I take
a carriage ride, like in St.
Augustine, the horses have on
their diapers! Now that is mod-
ern, or else maybe the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion demanded it! Before we
know it, the Hardee County
Sheriff's Posse will be decked
out in new "diapers!"
All the men at Fort Green
received a little blue fish air
freshener with a Bible verse on
it to use in their vehicles for
Father's Day.
Little Master Dakota Lee
McQuaig made his first church
visit on Wednesday night. He is
becoming a "world traveler"
and visited with Randy and
Faye Davis last Friday, as his
mother and grandmother need-
ed to go to Tampa. His grandpa,
Ruben McQuaig, had a heart
attack Friday afternoon and was
airlifted to Tampa. They put in a
stent and he should be home
shortly. According to family he
is doing fine.
None of this activity seemed
to faze the baby, and Edith
Bassett said she enjoyed hold-
ing him. Dakota is the hand-
some new son of Judy
McQuaig.
The Royal Heirs Quartet will
be singing at Mt. Elam in Ona
this Sunday night, at 6 p.m.
This is Fifth Sunday, and most
churches have sings on Fifth
Sunday nights. If you do not
have plans, we invite you to
visit this church and enjoy some
good Southern gospel music.
This is Sherman Cooper's
group, and they have started
singing again. They had to take
a break due to Sherman's health
but he is much better.
Sunday morning the church
was decorated the way it usual-
ly is before Vacation Bible
School begins. It is decorated
with whatever theme the Bible
School will be, which this year
is a tropical island. We had an
unusually large crowd and lots
of family of Jamie Harrison.
The preacher announced that
Jamie would be going into the


service of our country, and he
had a short video to show at the
end of the service.
Jamie will leave June 30, if I
understood correctly when he
said "next Monday." He will be
going into the Airborne. The
video was lots of photos when
Jamie was a baby, family, sports
and plenty of fishing and hunt-
ing deer etc. There were pic-
tures of him and Ashlee Abbott.
his girlfriend. At the end of the
video, the words flashing across
the screen were: "Ashlee,
Ashlee, Will You Marry Me?"
Her answer was yes!
There was clapping and tears!
This was a first for our church.


The church feels Jamie is one of
ours, as he and Ashlee have
been dating for some time and
both come to church; so they
are starting off on the right foot!
Please pray for Jamie as he
begins his tour of duty to pro-
tect our USA. All of Jamie's
family, our preacher and Ash-
lee's parents were in on the sur-
prise. Connie said they knew
about it Friday. We know they
can all keep a secret, but it was
probably very hard!

Remember to pray for one
another. Let me know of any
news in our little corner of
Hardee County.


Senior Homeowners: Like

Everyone Else, But Different


Recent surveys of home sell-
ers and buyers 50 years of age
and older revealed some sur-
prising insights into this grow-
ing segment of the population.
For instance, nearly half of sur-
veyed seniors made the Internet
part of their home-selling
process, while more than two-
thirds of them used the Internet
in their home search. This rep-
resents a dramatic 50 percent
increase over previous data,
clearly demonstrating that peo-
ple born before the Digital Age
are far more computer savvy
than they're sometimes given
credit for.
Even more surprising may be
results showing that the majori-
ty of surveyed seniors did not
relocate to some distant destina-
tion but instead kept close to
home, with a quarter moving
less than 25 miles away from
their old neighborhood and over
half staying within 12 miles of
it.
Such trends show that seniors
are like younger consumers in
many ways. But selling and
buying behaviors within the
demographic itself vary greatly,
such as the differences between
younger and older seniors.
While younger seniors (aged 50
to 64) wanted a better neighbor-
hood, twice as many older
seniors (over the age of 65)
moved for the quality of com-
munity services. Price was the
No.1 feature for nearly every
older senior (95 percent), but
only 38 percent of younger


seniors even mentioned the cost
of their new home in their
responses.
This statistical mix combined
with unique housing options
open to seniors-such as age-
restricted developments, age-
in-place designs and assisted-
living communities-can make
selling and buying a home a
daunting task for seniors and
their real estate agents. With the
financial considerations -of
retirement further complicating
the situation, one key for con-
sumers may be finding a real
estate agent who understands
the common and distinct char-
acteristics of individual senior
buyers and sellers. With such
insight, the agent can better
help make any sale or purchase
transaction go smoothly for
mature buyers and sellers.
Seniors looking for an agent
who will understand what
makes their needs unique can
find one by consulting the
SRES Council. An affiliate of
the National Association of
Realtors, the council awards the
SRES (Seniors Real Estate
Specialist) designation to
Realtors who have successfully
completed an education pro-
gram to help them counsel
senior buyers and sellers
through the major financial and,
lifestyle transitions involved in
relocating, refinancing, selling
and purchasing a home.
For more information, visit
www.sres.org or call (800) 500-
4564.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-18 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the.first
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
July 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-18

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 2.430 ACRES LOCATED AT
SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE "PEGGY
MURPHY PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-19 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
July 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-19
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.197 ACRES LOCATED AT
1070 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE
"HANCHEY WARD PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PRO.
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or -Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Hot and humid weather conditions continued and significant
showers fell over most areas of the State. Areas of the central and
southern Peninsula received the most rain, Osceola with 4.03",
Polk with 3.67", and Dade with 5.66". The Panhandle received the
least precipitation, reporting less than one inch. Daytime highs
reached the upper 80s and 90s; lows were in the 60s and 70s. Major
cities averaged highs in the 80s and 90s with lows in the 60s and
70s.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging was 25 percent Lomplete compared with 14
percent last year. Peanut condition was rated percent poor, 53 per-
cent fair, 34 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Wheat harvest
was completed in Santa Rosa County. Growers were planting
sorghum as a cover crop in Palatka. Only a handful of producers
were still digging potatoes in the area last week. Topsoil moisture
was mostly short in the Panhandle and short to adequate in other
areas around the State. Subsoil moisture was adequate in all
regions.


Moisture, Th Topsoil t Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
Rat week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 25 31 37 40 34 48
Short 28 34 31 15 28 33
Adequate 43 34 32 44 38 19
Surplus 4 1 0 1 0 0
VEGETABLES
Summer crop harvest continued in Florida City, but other areas
reported field activity ending. Avocado, guava, okra, mango, and
mamey were harvested and packed. In Fort Pierce, cucumbers con-
tinued to be planted. Plant City reported a few fields of tomatoes
left to be harvested. Harvest will be ending in the next couple ol
weeks. Suwannee and Jefferson counties harvested watermelon.
Also in Suwannee County, zucchini, squash, eggplant, okra, and
peppers were harvested. Wauchula packed watermelons but all
other crops were finished for the season.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Continued rainfall in some areas this past week helped pasture
conditions remain stable throughout the State. The Panhandle and
northern locations reported pasture varying from poor to good with
most in fair condition. Cattle were mostly fair with some in good


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June 26, 2008, The Herald-Advocate lift
and excellent condition. Pasture in the central district was reported
as very poor to good. The condition of cattle was very poor to fair.
In the southwestern areas, pasture condition ranged from poor, .t,
good. Cattle were mostly in fair togood condition in the 's6utht
western areas. Statewide, cattle condition varied from poor'td
good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 20 15 20 25
Poor 9 25 20 30
Fair 30 40 30 35
Good 40 20 30 10 ,'
Excellent 1 0 0 0
CITRUS
Weather conditions across the State were hot and humid, with
several days of afternoon thunderstorms and heavy showers
Rainfall amounts were between 9ne inch in Lake Alfred to over
two and a half inches in Apopka and Sebring. Daily highs have
been in the upper 80s to lower 90s, with at least one day reaching
95 degrees in Lake Alfred. The tropical weather has been benefi-
cial to fruit growth and tree foliage. Oranges were as large as golf
ball size, while grapefruit were about two to three times as larg*d.
Production practices were on schedule in all areas, included herbi-
ciding, spraying, mowing, and brush removal. Some growers wer6
combining efforts to put out aerial applications for Psyllids control
Valencia harvest dropped below four million boxes due to lessen-
ing availability. Some processing plants plan to run Valencia
oranges into the second week of July. Grapefruit utilization was
almost over with small amounts of red varieties continuing to b
processed. Honey tangerine harvest was relatively over for the sea-
son.

Talent is formed in solitude, character In the bustle o th'
world.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING `
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA :

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinarfl
Number 2008-21 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
July 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained froththe'
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any pr-'i
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The propoeCd'
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-21

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY .435 ACRES LOCATED AT
1130 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE
"BOYETT PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT PROVIDING ;
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City CommissilA4
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by tht
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver6
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does hot discriminate upon thi
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-.
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo'
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or SectiOn 286.28, FloridA
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

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


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FLAME OF HOPE


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A Special Olympics athlete holds the Flame of Hope as the Law Enforcement Torch Run passes through Hardee
County. The annual run is held to honor Special Olympics athletes and to raise awareness of and funds for the event.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are participating as the torch circles the state, this year coming to
Hardee from DeSoto County. Hardee County Sheriffs Office Col. Arnold Lanier noted that Special Olympics com-
petitions provide the-participants with the opportunity "to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment
associated with sports competition." The Hardee Association for Retarded Citizens came together with the Sheriffs
Office and the municipal police departments for the Torch Run herQe.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-20 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
July 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-20

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.16 ACRES LOCATED AT
1120 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE
"WHITEHEAD PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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









12B The Herald-Advocate, June 26, 2008


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

75 YEARS AGO
Orange Belt League May
Have 10 Teams: Punta Gorda
will be a member of the Orange
Belt baseball league during the
second half, according to plans
made at the meeting of officers
and managers of the other nine
teams in the league held in
Wauchula Tuesday night.


Wauchula Ball Team Elects
New Officers: Leslie Hord,
prominent Wauchula business
man, was named president of
the Wauchula club of the
Orange Belt League at a meet-
ing of fans and baseball players
Monday night in the City Hall.
Officers elected included Mr.
Hord as president and Dr. E.R.
Harman as vice president.


Carl Hanna President Wau-
chula Lions Club: Carl F. Han-
na, assistant postmaster, was
elected president of the Wau-
chula Lions Club for the ensu-
ing year at the annual election
of officers held Wednesday
noon at the club meeting. Edgar
Posey was also named vice
president.


Local People To Get Free
Vacation Trips: Two 10-day
vacation trips to Havana, Cuba,
with all expenses paid! That is
the offer being made by The
Florida Advocate, which today
announces its first subscription
campaign. For every new sub-
scription you turn in, you'll
receive 500 votes to be put into
the drawing for the free vaca-
tion.


Farmer Held In Jail Charged
With Murder: Dolphus A. Cow-
art, 35, is dead and J.N. Smith,
55-year-old farmer, is in the
Hardee County Jail charged
with murder. Cowart was shot
and instantly killed in the yard
of his home five miles northeast
of Wauchula in the Pine Dale
section about 7 o'clock Wed-
nesday night.


50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Beats Avon Park In
Overtime Game: Wauchula has
finally come out on the winning
end of the baseball game with
Avon Park. The Junior Legion
nine turned the trick Wednesday
night, outlasting the Avon
Parkers to win 6-5 in the ninth
inning.

John Barco To Resign: The
county is losing its second agri-
cultural extension worker in
less than a month. County agent
John Barco is resigning effec-
tive Aug. 1 to accept the county
agent's job in Lee County.
Barco has been in charge of the
county's agricultural extension
work for almost five years.
Woman Faces Trial For 1956
Murder: A two-year-old murder
case will make another appear-
ance on the Circuit Court dock-
et, this time in September.
Georgia McCray Mclver, an 18-
year-old from Bowling Green,
has been adjudged sane at the
state hospital in Chattahoochee
and is in county jail awaiting
trial for murder.

Clyde Maddox Candidate For
Circuit Judge: Clyde Maddox,
.Hardee County judge for over
18 years, announced this week
that he would be a candidate for
a seat on the 10th Judicial
,Circuit bench in September.
The position is held now by
Judge Joe Kinsey of Sebring.

Construction Begins On Re-
tarded Child's School Building:
Construction began this week
on a building to house Hardee
County's new school for retard-
ed children. Building commit-
tee chairman John Barco said
that workmen began laying the
foundation Monday.

Wild Chase Ends In Dick
Williams' Front Yard: A Hardee
man led law officers a wild 85
mph chase through a driving
rain Sunday and narrowly miss-
ed four head-on collisions be-
fore winding up against a tree in
Rep. Dick Williams' front yard.
J.C. Reno pleaded not guilty to
three charges before Judge
Clyde Maddox on Monday.

25 Years Ago
9-Year-Old Hospitalized


The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes
fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but
in so doing, he identifies himself with people-that is, peo-
ple everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart,
but simply revealing their true nature.
-James Thurber

2008 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in
County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF July 03rd, 17th, & 31st Regular meeting
Zoning meeting July 31st at 8:35 a.m.
July 04th County Offices Closed for 4th of July
Planning Session July 11th beginning at 8:30 a.m.
BUDGET WORKSHOPS July 21 st 24th beginning at 8:30 a.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF July No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF July 10th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
in Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF July 14th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF July 07th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF July No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF July 08th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium
MONTH OF July 15th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
'Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF July 22nd
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF July No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF July No meeting scheduled.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


Dale Johnson, Chairman 6:26nc


After Dog Attack: A 9-year-old
Wauchula Hills boy has been
hospitalized and is recovering
from injuries suffered when a
family pet attacked him as he
played outside his grandmoth-
er's home. Young Stephen
McEntyre, son of Michael and
Patricia McEntyre, received
severe bites about the head as
the dog tore an eight-inch sec-
tion of the boy's scalp.

Consultant Hired To Review
Church Plans: The County
Commission met in special ses-
sion Monday morning to hire
another engineering consultant
to review the plans and alleged
deficiencies of the new First
Baptist Church complex. The
board hired Gustav R. Mayer of
Miami to review the documents
and meet the church building
committee.

Junior High Principal Was
Hired: The School Board hired
Lee Burns of Lawton, Iowa, as
principal of Hardee Junior High
Wednesday, June 15, on a 4 to I
vote. James Mitchell has been
acting principal of the junior


high since Leon Sharp's death
April 1.

Chief Lowe Retires After 28
Years: Wauchula Police Chief
Raleigh Lowe surprised every-
one Tuesday by retiring after 28
years with the department.
Although some city officials
and councilmen had anticipated
Lowe's retirement, none knew
it would come so suddenly.

Richard Nicholson Chosen
For Boys State Program:
Richard Nicholson was chosen
by Herger Williams Post No. 2
to attend the Florida American
Legion's Boys State Program. It
will be held in Tallahassee on
the campus of the Florida Sate
University June 26 through July
2.

St. Michael's Early Leader In
Women's Church League: St.
Michael's Catholic Church
started the Women's Church
League Softball with two wins
in the first week of action to
take the lead of the league. First
Baptist Gold, First Christian
and Zolfo Baptist Cold and


Brown all remained undefeated
by winning one game a piece.

10 YEARS AGO
Sheriff's Budget Request Up
5.9%: Last-minute adjustments
swelled the 1998-99 budget re-
quest of Sheriff J. Loran Cog-
burn to nearly $4.3 million. He
is the first of the five constitu-
tional offers to submit his annu-
al fiscal request. This year's
sheriff's budget jumped from a
planned $3.6 million to $3.U-
million.

Dry Hardee In 'State Of
Emergency': Once again
Hardee County stands in a state
of emergency. The tables have
turned, however, as the county
now faces a severe drought in
contrast to heavy rains earlier
this year. According to the
University of Florida records at
the Ona Research Center, tem-
peratures have climbed steadily
over the past three weeks with
98 degrees recorded on three
occasions.

Family Escapes Burning
Home: A two-story home at


1602 Popash Road burned to
the ground Sunday. Fortunately,
the Perry Taylor family was
able to escape the blaze un-
harmed. Using a grove pump
and fire trucks, 22,000 gallons
of water were trained on-the
fire, which took until 3 a.m. to
get under control and until 5:30
a.m. to extinguish.

Piano Students Perform In
Auditions And Recital: Six
piano pupils of Melissa West-
man of Wauchula participated
in the National Piano Playing
Auditions held in Lakeland on
May 22. This year's local en-
trants were Kara Barlow, Jessi-
ca Benavides, Sarah Fletcher,
Tammy Grace, Shiloh Jones
and Jason Thompson.

Jackie Long Honored By
Farm Credit: Although her re-
tirement will not take effect
until the end of the year, 41-
year Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida employee Jackie Long
was honored at the recent annu-
al meeting. The resolution rec-
ognizes her for 41 years of ser-
vice, hard work and dedication.


Military Honors Display & Hall of State Flags...

Wauchula American Legion Color Guard..

A Tribute to the Armed Forces...

Memorial Remembrance to Our Fallen Soldiers...

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Two Hardee County youths
garnered the top honors in their
division at the Reality Ranch
Youth Rodeo banquet held last
month at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center.
Lauren Senn, daughter of
Steve and Regina Senn of Ona,
won the All-Around Cowgirl
award, and Dawson Cantu, son
of Luke and Mandy Cantu of
Bowling Green, won the All-
Around Cowboy award, both in
the Tots Division.
Each child was presented
with a saddle donated by spon-
sors Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. and Cantu
Apiaries, each saddle being
inscribed with the child's new
title.
Reality Ranch Youth Rodeo
runs from September to March
every year, and is held on the
second weekend of every
month at Reality Ranch east of
Zolfo Springs.
The events usually held are
barrel-racing, pole-bending,
goat-tying, breakaway and team
roping, mutton bustin', calf-rid-
ing, steer-riding, and junior and
senior bullriding.
In order to qualify for the All-
Around Cowgirl/Cowboy
award, the contestant must par-
ticipate in three of more events,
for at least five of the rodeos
during the season. The Tots
Division is for youth ages 8-and
-under.
During the past season,
Dawson simultaneously suf-
fered both a broken left wrist
and a broken right elbow, but
still managed to stay on the top
in his events. He also won the
championship buckles for the
Tots barrel-racing and goat-
tying, the Reserve Champion
buckle for the Tots pole-bend-
ing, and placed third in both the
calf-riding and Tots breakaway
roping.
Lauren also won- the champi-
onship buckle for the Tots pole-
bending, the Reserve Champion
buckle for the Tots goat-tying
event, and placed fourth in the
Tots barrel-racing.
Lauren's sister, Rebekkah
Senn, won the championship


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY GREGG
Lauren Senn receives her saddle from Pastor Randy
Johnson of Reality Ranch Ministries.


Dawson Cantu accepts his saddle from his grandfathers,
Steve Cantu and Jimmy Parker.


buckles for Junior barrel-racing
and pole-bending, and placed
fourth in the Juniors goat-tying.
She was edged out of the All-
Around Cowgirl in the Juniors
Division by a mere two points,
winning her the Reserve
Champion buckle.
Scotty Meeks won the
Reserve unampion buckle tor
the mutton bustin' event.
Other Hardee County youth
who participated in the rodeos


were Ariel Singletary, Hagan
Bylund, Courtney Bailes, Jessi-
ca and Caleb McVay, Hailey
Andrews, Mary Kate Harris,
Hope Elliott, Colton HQwell,
Cameron Cantu,'Austiin Harris
and Thomas Hovis.

Arnold Palmer was the first
pro golfer to earn $1 mil-
lion in prize money.






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26, 2008


Judge Says Serving On A Jury


Local Youths



Take Top Honors


Involves Sacrifice


Is Important,
A man (name withheld) with an
Oiwna address recently returned a
jury summons notice with this
note:
"I do not live in your county!
I will not fill out your form you
enclosed because it is none of
your business! My salary is
approximately $250 per day!
You pay up to $30. Wow. That
doesn't even cover gas! How-
ever, I do have a girlfriend in
your town. So obviously you
are not researching your jurors,
since I have never lived in your
town."
The form and comments were
returned to the Hardee County
clerk's office. Jurors who are
not paid by their employer are
entitled to receive $15 per day
for the first three days of juror
service and $30 for each addi-
tional day.
Circuit Judge Marcus Ezelle,
a former Hardee county judge,
saw the man's response and
wrote the following letter about
jury duty and sent copies to
Clerk of Court Hugh Bradley,
assistant state attorney Gene Circui
Malpas, assistant public de- vice. Th
fender Mel McKinley, and known
Herald-Advocate editor Jim juror, u
Kelly. venienc
Re: Jury Duty great i
Dear Mr. (Name Withheld): and so
I received your return of juror discom
service (copy enclosed) and do that a
not assume what experience decide
you had in life that would regard
appear to make you so indig- ty or pr
nant or bitter on receiving a Whe
summons to appear as a ducted,
prospective juror. Contrary to dant w
what you think, the judges, ed but
attorneys, Clerk of Court's victim'
office, and the parties consider legal a
prospective jurors to be very issues.
important, who m
The address to which your could r
summons was mailed in Ona, trial an
Florida, is the address available In no
to the Clerk of Court from cur- someoi
rent Florida driver's license damage
address information. If you do or othi
not live in Hardee County, you case, i
Smay consider notifying- the which
Division of Driver's License of damage
your new, correct address. Agai
A trial is scheduled when the mil
someone is charged with a import,
crime, or, in non-criminal cases, public
to determine the parties' rights agree
or damages. I do not know if inconv
you have served in the military risks c
or volunteered for charitable, member
civic, or religious projects, or if endure
you consider it important to do publics
anything of benefit for persons condition
who may need help but can willing
never repay you. You mention decide
the paucity of juror pay, which ties, is
is low, as an insult, but juror smaller
service is a type of public ser- wearing


country being shot at or killed
in -Iraq or Afghanistan.
If you had attended court on
Monday, June 16, you would
have seen a group of prospec-
tive jurors, although inconve-
nienced and at some expense,
nonetheless recognizing the
importance of this civic respon-
sibility.
You mentioned the expense,
and I do not deny the same. I
was in private practice for 22
years before becoming a judge
and have taken my own medi-
cine several times, waiting to be
selected as a juror twice and
serving as a juror once, without
a single billable hour for sever-
al days.
A large. part of what makes
our country run so safely and
beneficially for most of us is
each of us doing our small part
when called upon, and if you
found what is requested of you
-to be too great, I hope this. letter
has given you a reason to recon-
sider. I have requested the Clerk
of the Court to defer your next
summons for six months In the
interim, if you need reconcile
with the Department of Motor
Vehicles your residential
address and mailing address,
you may do so, and if that
address is no longer a Hardee
County address, you will not be
troubled by!/the Clerk of the
Court any further.
Sincerely,
Marcus J. Ezelle
Circuit Judge


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

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Home Repairs, as well as necessary repairs to correct substantial code violations
Repairs/Alterations to improve health, safety and well-being of the occupants
Repairs to contribute to the structural integrity and preservation of the home
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ELIGIBILITY APPLICATIONS
Applicants are required to contractually agree to program
guidelines and certify that they own the home to be assisted and y
that it is their principal residence. Additionally, first mortgages, Applications are
property taxes and/or assessments must be current. The property to now available
be assisted must be free from any liens or judgments. Preference on-line at:
will be given to lower income, elderly and/or physically impaired w.hardee unt.net
homeowners. The total household income, adjusted for family Hardee County
size, must be within program limits. Office of
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The Herald-A
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Thursday, June


t Judge Marcus Ezelle
through the years, I have
citizens who served as
usually with some incon-
ce, and occasionally with
inconvenience, expense,
metimes even physical
fort, because they knew
jury was necessary to
the important questions
ng someone's life, liber-
roperty.
n a criminal trial is con-
, it is not just the defen-
hose interests are affect-
the community's and the
s interest in having a
nd fair resolution of the
Without a jury, the man
ordered Jessica Lunsford
not have been brought to
d to justice.
on-criminal cases, when
ne is injured or entitled to
es for breach of contract
er non-criminal type of
it is frequently a jury
decides who.is.entitled-to
es and the amount.
n, if you have served in
itary or performed other
ant work related to the
good, perhaps you will
that compared to the
enience, expense, and
of injury and death that
ers of our military
, a day's or a few days'
service, sitting in an air-
ioned courtroom and
g to be responsible to
issues that affect the par-
s proportionately a far
r sacrifice than someone
ng the uniform of this










2C The Herald-Advocate, June 26, 2008





Schedule Of Weekly Services


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ... ..........1.. 1:00 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
Commnun.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School.................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardce.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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......... ................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .... ........ 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ......... ................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............I 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Trainiing Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH o1 tUDI
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA

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


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

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................1... 0:00 a.m.
M morning Service ............. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................... 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath .7:30 pm.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 am.
Morning Worship .........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mig............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 BAPTISTtHURCII
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.................................. 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
.................... ............ 7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00, p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST.CHURCH OF
THETiEAJflENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday.Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST IvISSIONARY
BAITIST CHURCH
1347 Maiftin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School...................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .... ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Stody ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CIIURCII
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 So:vice ................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CIIURCHI
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts............ .....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &


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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton Road
767-1010


WAUCHULA

JEIIOVAH'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.
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. CHURCII
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.. 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1 & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
21 & 4'' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....................1...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 Hlwy 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


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WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .... ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ....... ........1... 0:00 a.m.
Worship................................ 1:00a.m.
Evening ......... ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............700 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..........I 1:00 a.m.
.............................................7 :0 0 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................1...11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ....... ............. 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.

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.


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Robert Louis Stevenson, in
search of health, went to the
South Seas to live. The
natives fell in love. with him.
They built a road up the
mountain to his home.
They called it, "The Road
of the Loving Heart."
That's what the Lord has
done for you. He has built a
road to your heart.
He comes to give you
strength for the day, rest for
your labor, light for your way,
grace for your trials, help
from above, unfailing sympa-
thy, undying love.
Today as He walks up "the
Road of the Loving Heart,"
receive Him, won't you?


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June 26, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Men's League Gel


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Men's City League
.got its games under way last
week. -
The season continues at least
through Aug. 21. Some weeks,
there are games three evenings,
and some weeks leave Monday
evenings open for rain-out
makeup games.
Games are at 6:45 and 8:15
p.m. on both Fields 3 and 4 at
the Recreation Complex off
Altman Road north of the high
school. There is no admission
and visitors are welcome to
come cheer their favorite
squads.
This season, there are six
teams in Division I. At the end
of last week, Celebration was
the only unbeaten team with a
2-0 record. Behind the leader
are JXR Construction, Re-
cycling At Marty's, TKO, La
Floresita and Outlaws.
Division II has seven teams,
meaning one sits out each
evening. Team Blacklist topped
the division with a 2-0 record at
the end of last week. Following
are Mosaic, Brant Funeral
Chapel, Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo),
Merrill Lynch, A-1 Safari Glass
and Nemesis.
There were three evenings of
action in the first week of the
season. On Monday, on Field 3,
Brant won the opening game 8-
2.
Using a team approach, with
only one long-ball hit, a double
by Daniel Rucker, Brant added
up hits and scores. Rucker and
Troy Brant each smacked three
hits. Rucker and Manuel Her-
rera scored twice each and
Teddy Svendsen, Ted Svendsen,
Joe Porter and pickup player
Todd Rogers each added a run.
Sam Rivera topped Nemesis
with a two-RBI triple. He and
Roy Santiago were the only
teammates to get all the way
home although several more
were stranded.
The Field 3 nightcap was a
nail-biter, with PRECo pinch-
ing A-1 Safari 20-19.
Rodger Brutus had the heavy
hand for PRECo with five hits
and seven RBIs. Matt Bell also
had 'five hits. Brian Alexy,
Darryl Henderson, Bell and


-Brutus each circled the bases-
three times.
Brent Gilliard nearly hit for
the cycle with a homer, double
and pair of singles for five RBIs
for Safari. Brad Gilliard joined
his brother in each scoring four
times. A Lester Hornbeck triple
helped them score.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, Cele-
bration continued the momen-
tum from church league play,
downing JRX Construction 26-
6.
Lee Valadez, Justin Painter,
Briant Shumard and Clint Hen-
dry all homered for Celebra-
tion. Hendry nearly hit for the
cycle with his homer, triple and
pair of singles. He and Jose
Carrillo each scored four times
and Andrew Hinojosa and
Painter added triple tallies.
For JRX, Randy Benton, J.R.
Bass and Mike Jones all home-
red. Jamie Franks, Mike Wead-
therington, Reed Benton, Bass,
Jones and Randy Benton each
crossed home plate once.
The Field 4 late game was
another thriller, with Recycling
nipping Outlaws 5-4.
Hagan Bylund and Greg
Garza each tripled for Re-
cycling. Keith Wright joined
them with two hits apiece.
Bylund scored twice and Kyle
Renerly, A.J. McAfferty and
Wright came around to score.
A John McBride triple was
the only extra-base hit for the
Outlaws. Robert Martin socked
three hits. Hakem Shweil,
Simon Olvera, Martin and
McBride put scores on the
board.
In Tuesday's Field 4 game at
6:45, Merrill Lynch won 20-8
over Blacklist.
Bud Plumley and Thomas
Trevino each tripled and Raul
Garcia, Ryn Heine and Fred
Hodges doubled for Merrill
Lynch. Heine was the only five-
tally batter, Garcia added four
runs and Will Tyson added three
more.
For Black List, Daniel
Patterson, Brett Johnson and
Chris Cobb all stroked a pair of
hits. Keith Nadasky, Daniel
Patterson and George Dickey
came home twice each and
Brian Patterson and Chad
Knight added solo scores.
The Field 2 game at 8:15 was


ts Going
another battle' royal, as Mosaic
outlasted PRECo 18-12.
Willie Dickerson homere,.
and Michael Carte, Billy Her-
nandez, Mike Mahoney and
Doug Sutton each doubled for
Mosaic. Jason Johnston was the
only triple-tally batter. Michael
Jeter, Dickerson, Hernandez,
Mahoney and Todd Rogers
chipped in with twin scores.
Bell homered and tripled to
pace PRECo. Henderson cir-
cled the bases all four times he
got on base. Mikey Driskell
scored three times and Brian
Alexy and Matt T. added twin
scores.
It was another close en-
counter in the Field 3 early
game on Tuesday. TKO topp-
ed La Floresita 14-11.
Eric Grace and Chris Rich
each tripled and Jonel Virgile
and Chad Clark each doubled
for TKO. Leadoff batter O.T.
Baez and Joe Rivers crossed
home plate three times and Rich
and Grace had dual scores.
Anthony Harn tripled and
doubled, and Julian Garcia Jr.
and Bobby Flores also doubled
for La Foresita. Julian Garcia
Sr. and Jr. each put a pair of
scores in the book. Zamio,
Eddie Strange, Adam Kottwitz,
Javier, Jose, Flores and Harn
each scored once.
JXR won the Field 3 nightcap
10-3 over the Outlaws.
A Mike Jones double scored
three teammates for JXR. Wea-
therington and Reid Benton
were twin-tally batters and
Bass, Jones, Jamie Franks,
Randy Benton and Mike
Johnston all put a run on the
board.
McBride had twin hits for the
Outlaws. He, George Hero and
Big Robert each scored.
The Thursday game at 6:45
on Field 3 was a 17-14 win for
Blacklist over Nemesis.
Knight homered and doubled,
and Dickey doubled twice for
Blacklist. Daniel Patterson and
Brett Johnson joined Knight in
four hits apiece. Knight scored
all four times he got on base,
Johnson came home three times
and five other players added
two runs each.
Rivera, Jose Gomez and
Mario Tamayo each tripled for
Nemesis. Tamayo and Jesse


Reyes each doubled, and Rigo
Briones added three doubles to
the mix. He was the only three-
score batter, with Reyes, Go-
mez and Tamayo adding twin
scores.
The week's finale on Field 3
was a marathon, with Merrill
Lynch outlasting Brant 20-19.
Garcia and Ray Rivas each
homered for Merrill Lynch.
Tyson tripled and doubled and
Heine stroked a pair of doubles.
Tyson scored four times and
Ruben Rivas added three runs.
Lewis Martin tripled and Will
Tyson, Joe Porter, Wayne Gra-
ham and Robbie Bond all dou-
bled for Brant. Graham smack-


ed four hits. He, Tyson, Teddy
Svendsen, Martin and Brant cir-
cled the bases three times
apiece.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, Cele-
bration won the early game 19-
13 over TKO.
Lance Benavides homered,
Hendry smacked a triple and
pair of doubles and Cody
Greene dougled twice for Cele-
bration. Shumard, Painter and
Hendry were all triple-tally bat-
ters. %
For TKO, it was Bo Com-
modore with the only homer.
Jackson Mosley and Joe Rivers
each doubled. Erick Virgile and
Rivers each touched home three


times, and Commodore and
Eric Grace added twin scores.
In the late game on Field 4,
La Floresita won 22-1'3 over
Recycling.
Pete Deluna tripled and dou-
bled, and Julian Garcia .Jr.,
Eddie Strange, Julian Garcia Sr.
and Jessie Aguilar each doubled
as well. Ernie Briseno and
Julian Sr. each came around to
score three times.
Bylund and Daniel Garrison
each homered for Recycling
and Willie Henderson doubled
among his three hits. Will
Cartwright, Duck Kersey,'Greg
Garza and Henderson each
scored twice.


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CourtBBBBh ouse Report^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Robert Dewitte Quigley, 66,
Wauchula, and Sarah Long
Rochester, 58, Wauchula.
Antonio Molina Nino, 20,
Spring Hope, N.C., and Noemi
Rodriguez, 17, Frostproof.
Jason Richards, 28, Bowling
Green, and Atira Lashawn And-
erson, 29, Orlando.
Jerry Lee Rich, 55, Wau-
chula, and Cynthia Marie
Hughes, 51, Zolfo Springs.
William Clive Line, 55, Wau-
chula, and Leanne Elizabeth
Clark, 51, Wauchula.
Gua-Ming Shua, 30, Zolfo
Springs, and Sasha Ann Cama-
cho, 35, Zolfo Springs.
Brandon Lee Benavidez, 19,
Bartow, and Lisette Mendoza,
16, Wauchula.
Dale Clinton Miller, 27,
Bowling Green, and Lina
Michelle Cauley, 20, Bowling
Green.
Obed Carmona, 29, Bowling
Green, -and Carolina Rivera
Zuniga, 25, Bowling Green.
Wilfredo Santos Jr., 37, Fort
Meade, and Mychelle Lin Gra-
ham, 31, Fort Meade.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Americredit Financial Ser-
vices Inc. vs. Jereme R. Bridges
and Julie Bridges, voluntary
dismissal.
Unifund CCR Partners vs.


William V. Matthews, voluntary
dismissal.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Chase Home Finance LLC,
vs. Clayton Wade Stickle, Eli-
zabeth A. Smith Stickle et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust vs. Verna Ann Gauna, pet-
ition for mortgage foreclosure.
Joshua Sanchez and Carmen
Sanchez, divorce.
Deidre M. McQuade and
Richard D, McQuade, divorce.
Virginia T. Belcher and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Rozonna Kinder,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Irdia Raj DeSai et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Joseph R. Ruschiwal,
Kathleen P. Ruschiwal et al, pe-
tition for mortgage foreclosure.
Tiana Jackson Casso Ivery
and DOR vs. Rudy Casso Jr.,
petition for enforcement of
administrative child support
order.
Kourtney T. Thompson and
DOR vs. Cesar Sanchez, peti-
tion for child support.
James Earl Singleton and


Laura Slaughter Singleton,
divorce.
Gwendolyni Maye Paussi and
Charles A. Paussi, divorce.
Pamela Darlene Swailes ar'J
Russell Dale Swailes, divorce.
Betty Beatrice Richardson
vs. Michael Leon Holland, pc!i-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Louissa Michelle Froehlich
vs. Daniel Keith Richardson,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Crystal Hernandez vs.
William Fleurimond, petition
for injunction for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Accredited Home Lenders
Inc. vs. Sultana, Razzaque, Mo-
hanned Abdurra-Razzaque et al,
judgment of foreclosure of
mortgage.
Lori N. Abbott and DOR vs.
Robert L. Gilliard, child sup-
port agreement approved.
Tiffany Wiggins vs. Jerry
Wiggins Jr., voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Tiffany Wiggins and Jerry
Wiggins Jr., divorce.
Theresa Lee Rodriguez and
DOR vs. Lauro Cisneros, modi-
fication of child support.
Jessica Melendez vs. Fidel
Melendez, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Cllifton Jones III vs. Kathy
Jones, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
SFJV 2005 LLC vs.
Francisco Coronado et al, vol-
untary dismissal.
Christa Victoria Delora and
Daniel Michael Delora Sr.,
divorce.
Midfirst Bank vs. Cheryl
Rivers et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Donna Headdy vs. David Ra-
mos, injunction for protection.
Ashley Turner vs. Eric Tur-
ner, injunction for protection.


Sharon Denise Smith vs. Roy
G. Martin, injunction for pro-
tection.
Deborah Leek vs. David Ra-
mos, dismissal of temporary in-
, action for protection.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Pauline Albritton and DOR
vs. Crista G. Basham.
Monica Elisondo and DOR
vs. James Ridale Cook.
Rocio Araceli Cisneros and
DOR vs. Manuel Cisneros.
Eva M. Gonzales and DOR
vs. Enrique Gonzales.
Betty S. Avilez and DOR vs.
Guillermo Alvarado.
Katina Ann Avilez Delgado
and DOR vs. Guillermo Alva-
rado.
Lucia R. Ybarra and DOR vs.
Ismael Benavidez.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Wal-Mart Stores East Inc. to
Murphy Oil USA Inc.,
$212,700.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Donald C. And
Eleanor H. Tusing, $49,400.
Jesus Carrillo Jr. and Sandra
Montanez to Charles Randall
Abbott, $68,000.
Jessica Suarez and Robert
Morace to Charles L. and Lou-
nette K. Haste, $144,000.
Jerry R. and Edna H. Morris
to Calvin W. Bates, $65,000.
Bennett E. and Kimberly W.
Weed to Jose A. and Martina R.
Zuniga, $150,000.
Desiderio G. and Maria G.
Gonzalez to Mark E. and Laura
G. Gilliard, $189,000.
Scott Jeffrey and Sharon
Marie Hardcastle to Robert B.
and Candice M. Conerly,
$340,000.


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Colon &Lope PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENT ION


Letter To The Editor

Lt. Col. Hingle Thanked By

HHS Junior ROTC Parents


Dear Editor:
On behalf of the parents of
the Hardee Senior High School
Air Force JROTC, we would
like to take this opportunity to
publicly thank Lt. Col. Anthony
Hingle, USAF (Ret.) for his
leadership and support of our
young people.
Lt. Col. Hingle has taken a
struggling program and poured
his heart and soul into provid-
ing a positive example for his
cadets. He arrives well before
the official start of each day to
make sure the facility is open to
any cadet and stays well after
each day assisting with training
and support of each cadet who
is willing to take advantage of
his assistance. He also provides


tutoring to cadets who need
some extra academic help.
Where some have seen failure,
he sees opportunity. Where oth-
ers have quit, he pushbs for-
ward.
With all the reports of what is
"wrong" with our young people
today, the Hardee Senior High
School AFJROTC is an exam-
ple of what is "right" with
today's youth. We encourage
parents to check out this out-
standing program for your high
school age son or daughter.
Thank you Lt. Col. Hingle
for all that you do!
Respectfully,
Hardee Senior High School
Air Force Junior ROTC
Parents


Love Never Truly Dies

Many say love's a game that is only for the weak,
that it's mercies are for the saddest souls and merits that
they seek.

Some believe it's only lust that makes a heart stir,
or that love is just a simple kiss connecting him to her.

They will say that love is like a joke, that might make you
cry, or they might offer up the idea that the truth is that it
is just a lie.

Yet, I say love is like the rain that purifies the earth,
that it's like a song from God that you would hear at a
child's birth.

Yes, love comes from the father its truth falls from the sky,
and if we would only reach out and catch it we would see
that love never truly dies.

Roger Darty Sr.
Ona

PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY! e
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.



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. Id.# 1B3ES56C95D285426

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 FL 33873. -' 6sec,


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 NW1/4 run S
01.deg52min30sec W 30 ft for POB S 01deg52min26sec W 410,83 ft S
56deg44min34sec E 579.82 ft N 01 deg52min26sec E 686.58 ft to 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 NW1l4 of NE1/4 of NE1l4 & NW1/4 of NE1l4 & NEll4 of
NW1/4 LESS Corn at NW corn of NE1/4 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 ft to curve
to left along arc of 39.21 ft (radius=25 ft; delta=89deg31mini2sec; cord
bearing=N 43deg03min11 sec 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 SEI/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 Commissibners byand 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 PIZ public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any ;disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearings. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9"' 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


NOTICE

TO HARDEE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

and

POTENTIAL HOMEOWNERS

Hardee County announces the availability of $350,000 under the (SHIP) State Housing Initiatives
Partnership Program of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to provide for the County's
2008/2009 Local Housing Assistance Plan. The Plan focuses on repairs to single-family, pwner,
Occupied dwellings (no mobile homes), and financial assistance to first time home buyers for homes
located anywhere within the boundaries of Hardee County (both incorporated and.unincorporated
areas).' '"' '

HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM '. *

The Housing Rehabilitation program provides assistance for repairs of single family, owner occupied
dwellings, giving preference :to the elderly and/or physically impaired households whose income is
in the very low and moderate income range. Mobile homes are excluded. ',

This is not a remodeling program. The Program provides for the repair Of problems such as leaking
or sagging roofs, broken windows, rotted siding, bad plumbing or electrical wiring, poor foundations,
weak floors, heating, doors, etc. The Program also assists to make a house accessible to physical-
ly disabled occupants where necessary.

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Funds from the SHIP program are also allocated to First Tiie HHome Buyers in the amount of
$10,000 to aid with closing costs and down payment. This assistance can be used toward new con-
struction or for purchase of an existing home.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Applications are available at the Hardee County Office of Community Developrment, Courthouse
Annex, '412 W. Orange Street, Room 201, Wauchula, FL 33$73. If you have questions concerning
this program or any other SHIP Program, please call 863-773-6349.

NOTE: APPLICATIONS ON FILE WILL HAVE PRIORITY OVER NEW APPLICATIONS. PRIORITY WILL CONTINUE TO BE
GIVEN TO ELDERLY AND/OR PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED APPLICANTS THAT MEET THE INCOME GUIDELINES OF THE PRO-
GRAM. 6:26
6:26ci







June 26,2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Bowling Green Honor Roll

Fourth Nine Weeks


KINDERGARTEN
All E's
Esmeralda Garcia-
Saucedo,
Omar Hurtado-
Dominguez,
Carlos Perez,
Ciara Purser,
Alexander Rodriguez,
Abel Vargas,
Emilio Garcia,
Austin Palacios,
Hunter Trevino,
Keren Contreras,
Karla Lopez,
Marisela Hinojos,
Linda Cabrera,
Luis Gapi,
Jose Molina,
Alexia Trejo,
Enrique Velaquez,
Kaylee Adams,
Victor Cruz,
Lusero Delacruz,
Monserat Lopez-
Gonzales,
Tyresha Mclvery,
Dulce Martinez,
Alyssa Smallwood, and
Luis Valadez
E's & S's
Jorge Valencia,
Antonio Figueroa,
Jestis Navarro-Solis,
Justice Alderman,
Jason Garcia,
Julyssa Benavides,
Ta'Cariya Pyatt,
Angel Cisneros,
Angel Jaimes,
Breeshia Hrabal,
Giselle Munoz,
Abriana Reyna,
Mia Saldivar,
Aron Calvillo-Rivera,
Alejandro Juarez, and
Joni O'Bryan

FIRST GRADE
All A's
Aaron Cook,
Caroline Coronado,
Manuel Flores,
Robert Johnston,
Cassidy Wilson,
Yennifer Nunez,
Nayele Macedo,
Diamond Faulk,


Martika Garcia,
Luis Hernandez Diaz,
Ryan Knight,
Katie Kujawski,
'Megan Markel,
Adilene Maya,
Aracely Sanchez,
Kasie Powell,
Zack Durastanti, and
Roman Almaguer

A's & B's
Serenity Aguirre,
Jaime Ceja,
Carlos Cruz,
Dacie Luna-Moreno,
Elizabeth McBride,
Alejandra Ramirez,
Angela Velasco,
Heydi Ambriz,
Jorge Lopez,
Joshua McQuiag,
Miguel Onitveros-Avila,
Aaliyha Sanchez,
Vanessa Valerio,
Noemi Cabrera,
Yelena Esquivel,
Issac Flores,
Elyzeth Gallegos,
Manuel Huerta,
Israel Lopez,
Damiam Rodriguez,
Savannah Walton,
Amber McCall,
Terrance White,
Diego Chazares,
Tiffany Hill,
Estrella Mateo-Armenta,
Edgar Maya,
Nadaezya Perry,
Briana Pineda,
Rolando Rodriguez,
Xavier Salazar,
Maria Charinos-Ramirez,
Anareli Covorrubias,
Carlos Fabian-Rodriguez,
Jessica Forrester,
Ivette Gonzalez, and
Miracle Thompson

SECOND GRADE
All A's
Brianna Waters,
Hannah Revell, and
Julissa Molina

A's & B's
Daultyn McClellan,


Gavin Cranford,
Zachary Hooks,
Alexis McBride,
Stephen McQuaig,
Dray Miller,
Carlos Platt,
Oscar Trevino,
Ana Corona,
Enrique Gomez,
Elia Lagui,
Jailenne Figueroa-
Escobar,
Dane Stenico,
Morgan Lanier,
Austin Purser,
German Arzate,
Marcus Knight,
Jasmine Wheeler,
Tiffany Marshall,
Veronica Castillo,
Morgan Howell, and
Makeisha LeMaine

THIRD GRADE
All A's
Yolanda Benitez,
Leydi Lopez,
Ivan Chavez,
Grace Coronado, and
Enrique Iniiguez

A's & B's
Alex Almeyda-
Ontiveros,
David Badillo,
Damion Carroll,
Jordan Chancey,
Raven Ellison,
Isiah Faulk,
Brandon Franks,
Deisy Mancera,
Madison Marple,
Jorge Reyes,
Julisa Rodriguez,
Maria Trejo,
Vanesa Avil-Reyes,
Illeana Flores,
Carlos Camacho,
Viridiana Correa-
Mariano,
Mark Hernandez,
Khrystian Jimenez,
Destiny Murphy,
Fernando Nunez,
Richard Ontiveros,
Selena Perez,
Anabel Picazo,
Rogelio Reyna,


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from .Hrdee County buy from met.Ranked
in the.tpp 10 in customer satisfaction In
Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
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STEDE 375-2606
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Photos!
*Senior Graduation
*Senior Awards
*Baseball Awards
*Spring Jamboree
*Little League Baseball
*Football Action
*Fair Photos
*Junior High Volleyball

Check Out

www.hardeepix.com

"Photos ... Memories You Can See"

Photos By:
Alex Gilliard And Ralph Harrison 9-13tfc


Christopher Rivera,
Kaitlin Stewart, and
Savonte Williams

FOURTH GRADE
A's & B's
Victoria Garza,
Brianna Juarez,
Hector Valerio,
Rodrigo Rodriguez,
Jose Padilla,
Rosa Ontiveros,
Sophie Moreno,
Fabian Perada,
Alex Lopez,
Ashley Forrester,
Katlyn Forrester,
James Gibson,
Alejandro Rodriguez,
George Lackey,
Courtney Cumbee,
Aracelis Velasco, and
Erica Castillo

FIFTH GRADE
All A's
Blanca Juarez, and
Chealsey Huron

A's & B's
Diana Chavez,
Destiny Cisneros,
Radeja Rogers,
Elizabeth Juarez,
Jamie Sandoval,
Amy Davila,
Jasmine Juarez,
Lisabeth Rosales,
Lillian Maldonado,
Macayla Prevatt,
Summer Quinn,
Tyler Purser,
Breanna Alderman,
Logan Boyd,
Makayla Chancey,
Gabriela Garza,
Maria Gutierrez,
Rebecca Howell,
Caryssa Jonson,
Crystal Martinez,
Dustin Purser,
Abigail Vargas, and
Amanda Wilson

GRADES 3-5
A's & B's
Agustin Bravo


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The $358,000 is just the start
of lots of dollars and construc-
tion.
At its meeting Thursday, the
short-handed Hardee County
Commission split on a decision
to select Envisors Inc. to plan
the future of Vandolah and
Wauchula Hills wastewater and
reuse water plants.
Commissioners Nick Tim-
merman and Bobby Ray Smith
were absent, leaving commis-
sioners Minor Bryant, Dale
Johnson and Gordon Norris to
ask questions and make the
decisions.
Bryant and Johnson ques-
tioned why Craig A. Smith and
Associates was not recom-
mended for the job. Park
Winter, director of utilities, said
that company did the Wauchula
Hills plant master plan seven
years ago and it has become
invalid as technology has
changed.
This design for a regional
wastewater and reuse master
plan is broader. It will look at
how the county's systems will
interact with those of the three
municipalities and look at
extending service to the Van-
dolah Rural Center and other


large subdivisions/properties.
The design parameters are to
plan for up to 1 million gallons
per day, eventually as much as
$20 million in construction. On
a 2-1 vote (Norris against), the
commission approved the
choice of consultants and con-
tract for services.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
learned Bryant had been
re-appointed as a director of the
Small Counties Coalition and
co-chair of the budget and audit
committee. That group also met
with the Florida Association.of
Counties to develop a good
working relationship, especially
in view of tight economics.
Bryant was appointed to co-
chair the rural caucus of the
Association and as a member of
its budget and audit committee.
He is also vice-chairman of the
Central Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council.
All of these appointments for
the 16-year commissioner are
subject to the election process
between now and November.
Sat as a zoning board and
approved 10 ordinances on first
or second hearing (see related
story). A Special Exception to
place a single-family mobile


home on 2.86 acres on the.north
side of Altman Road and west
of South Florida Avenue was
denied as not compatible with
the mostly agricultural residen-
tial area.
Approved a motion to ad-
vertise a proposed sex offender
ordinance probably for a public
hearing in July. Norris -asked
Col. Arnold Lanier, sheriff's
office liaison if this was the
maximum that could be done to
keep sex offenders out of touch
with the community. Bryant
said "I would prefer they not
come to Hardee County and
want to make it impossible."
The proposed ordinance
would require sex offenders not
reside within 2,500 feet, nearly
a half mile from any school, day
care, park or other place chil-
dren congregate. "That takes
care of the municipalities but
not rural parts of the county,"
commented Johnson.
-- reappointed Marcus
Shackelford to the Industrial
Development Authority for
another four year term. Joyce
Maenpaa and James Jernigan
were re-appointed for two-year
terms on the SHIP Affordable
Housing advisory Committee
and Citizens Advisory Task
Force.


Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
-Albert Schweitzer


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
PO. 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 6:19,26c


County Looks Deeply At


Reuse And Wastewater


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Deadline for submissions
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6C The Herald-Advocate, June 26, 2008


'WE WALKED 3 MILES


To SCHOOL EVE
By VICTORIA ALBRITTON children w
Special To The Herald-Advocate Q: Wha
Q: What is your full name? in?
A: Joyce Watkins Albritton. A: I live
Q: Where and when were you Q: How
born? house?
A: I was born in Steele, Mo., on May A: At le,
24, 1939. I was born at home. in two roo
Q: What important event happened course, the
when you mother an
were a Q: Wha
very your fami
young A: Thef
child? 1948 Chev
A: I Q: Wha
think that WWII started. I remember a A: Well,
lot of people had to leave their home. I like do the
also remember that our food was really Mostly wh
rationed. Q: Wha
Q: How many siblings did you wear as a
have? A: We h,
A: Three boys and four girls. The made, as w
boys-are Clayton Watkins that lives in she would
Blytheville, Ark.; James Watkins that like Sears
lives in Buffalo, Mo.; Howard that lives exactly lik
in Fort Meade. The girls are Betty Q: Did y
Judah that lives in Bowling Green; A: Yes,
Carolyn Dixon that lives in Winter Q: How
Haven; Galle Reeves that lives in house?
Torrey Oaks Community. A: Well,
Q: What did your parents do for a I was a sm
living? forever.
A: Well, my dad was a farmer. He Q: How
laid the crops and did hand work. He A: Well,
also did some carpenter work; he made miles.
the houses for the cropper's family in Q: Whe]
Missouri. My mother was a housewife; A: I attei
she stayed at home and took care of the or Gobbler


Letter To The Editor
Hardee Help Center Thrift

Store Is A Big Blessing
I5ear Editor: needy. It's nice to see that
I am writing to let the corn- does not solely revolve arou
munity know just how wonder- the almighty dollar. If the
ful people can be in Hardee were more of these stores hel
County. Most people here have ing the community and its pe
heard of the little thrift store ple, I believe the Lord would
here in Wauchula on 123 North pleased.
7th Ave. and I would like to .
take this opportunity to let you If you have anythingyou
know just how great it is. longer use that still has life in
The women who help run the please remember to give to t
store are what makes the store little store. You never kno
so successful. Miss Brenda, who you might bless, and
Miss Sylvia, Miss Bessie, Miss return you will be blessed in t
Danielle, Miss Etta, are very giving.
wonderful ladies. I know there I have found the most val
are other volunteers, and they able treasures in just browsir
are just as helpful. It is a great The treasures I am speaking
thing to give back to the corn- are the women who work the:
munity. I'm not sure who the I have been encouraged, whei
others are that are involved with have felt down. I have had M:
its success, but I'm sure of this Brenda pray with me when
one thing. They are truly really needed someone.
blessed people. This world does not free
I believe this little store give its time to meet the nee
opens many doors for the of people, let alone the comm


RY DAY'
vhile my daddy worked.
it kind of house did you live

:d in a wood-framed house.
many rooms were in your

ast three bedrooms, two beds
ms for six kids, and, of
e master bedroom where my
d father slept.
t kind of automobile did
ly have?
irst car I remember was a
vrolet.
t were your chores like?
we just had to help mama,
dishes and wash the clothes.
atever mama told us to do.
t type of clothing did you
child?
ad homemade clothes, mom-
ve always said. Now, what
do is look at the catalogs
and made our dress look
e that.
you attend church?
we went to church.
far away was it from your

it was about three miles, and
all child so it seemed like

did you get there?
we walked, like I said, three

re did you go to school?
nded New Survey in Steele
, Mo.


nity. I just want to acknowledge
how wonderful the ladies, the
store, and everyone who is
involved in helping with this.
They are giving in so many
ways.
it I am speaking of giving of
nd their selves. I couldn't imagine
ere anyone else other than these
Ip- ladies working at this little
eo- store. I believe God has placed
be them there for His service.
Their time, helpfulness, love
and concern have been a wit-
no ness of God's goodness. I say
it, thank you to all involved with
the this little store.
)w May God continue to help
in the hurting. My prayer is the
he store will continue to .grow.
God's love is so amazing.
.u- If you get the chance go by
ig. and let them know how much
of they are appreciated. The world
re. needs a lot more of his love in
n I every area of our community.
iss Yours in Christ Jesus,
n Sheila Miller
Wauchula
ely
eds.
nU-


Q: How many students attended
your school?
A: Well, at least six to eight kids.
Q: Did you graduate high school?
A: No, I stopped going in the seventh
grade. I stopped so I could help my dad
work in the fields. We picked cotton in
Missouri. Then we moved to Florida
and picked strawberries. We farmed
with Mr. B.J. Johnson, who at the time
was county commissioner for Hardee
County.
Q: Was it a one-room school?
A: Yes, it was. That is about all they
had back then.
Q: Did you have to walk or ride a
school bus to school?
A: We walked three miles every day.
Q: What did you, as a child, do for
entertainment?
A: Well, the girls played house and
the boys played like cowboys and
Indians. Together we played ball. We
also made up our own games most of
the time.
Q: What kind of music did you lis-
ten to?
A: We listened to gospel music. On
Saturday nights we listened to The
Grand O1' Opry."
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was to pick cotton.


Q: What did you do there?
A: We worked the fields and helped
daddy.
Q: How much did it pay?
A: Well, I didn't get money for that
job. My first job that I got actually, paid
on, I was a waitress and I got paid there
$2 an hour plus.tips.
Q: When and where did you get
married?
A: I got married in the Church of
God parsonage in Bowling Green.
Q: To whom did you get married
to?
A: I got married the first time to
Clayton Spoon on April 28, 1958, and
then.I married Gary W. Albritton on
May 1, 1965. Gary and I were married
in Kingsland, Ga, at a Baptist minis-
ter's house.
Q: How many kids, grandkids, and
great-grandkids do you have?
A: I have four children, nine grand-
children, and nine great-grandkids.
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.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended June 19, 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 1.00 to 2.00 higher,
feeder steers and heifers were 2.00 to 4.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
59.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 115.00-146.00;
300-400 lbs., 101.00-130.00; and.
400-500 lbs., 90.00-108.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 90.00-124.00;
300-400 lbs., 87.00-104.00; and
400-500 lbs., 83.00-103.00.
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 50.00-


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 68.00-
76.00.
Starfish are not true fish. They belong to a group of ani-
mals called echinoderms that includes brittle stars, sea
cucumbers, sea lilies, sea urchins and sand dollars.


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.
1992 Acur 2D ld.# JH4DA9355NS023603
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Thursday July 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula Fl. 33873. 6:2,7:3c


July 2, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the

First Baptist Church of Bowling Green

with the combined voices of
.First United Methodist Church (BG),

Faith Assembly of God (BG),

Immanuel Baptist Church (BG),

Fort Green Baptist Church

.and Samoset Baptist Church in Sarasota


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
July 17, 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 ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 08-19
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida, to be known as the sex offender/designated
predator residence restriction ordinance and relating to the residences of sexual offend-
ers/designated predators (those convicted of a violation of Chapter 794.011, Section
800.04, Section 827.071 or Section 847.0145, Florida Statutes or who has been desig-
nated a sexual predator pursuant to Chapter 775, Florida Statutes, or equivalent viola-
tion in another state regardless of whether adjudication has been withheld) within
Hardee County; creating sections within said chapter; providing for a prohibition against
sexual offenders/designated predators living within 2,500 feet of schools, day care cen-
ters, public parks, public playgrounds, or public libraries; providing for an additional
requirement for designated sexual predators: A designated sexual predator is also pro-
hibited from residing within 1,000 feet of designated school bus stops or religious insti-
tutions within Hardee County, providing for applicability, providing for local law enforce-
ment options, providing for severability; providing for conflicts; providing for penalties;
providing for separate violations; providing for other remedies; and providing for an
effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special
arrangements should contact the County Commissioners Office at least two (2) working
days prior to the. public hearing. ... ,
This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida Statues 125.66(2)(a)'!and
286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection during regular office hours at
412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone 863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed 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 proceed-
ings, 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.
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June 26, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing afrests:
COUNTY
June 22, Exael Santibanez-Betancour, 34, P.O. Box 1223,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged
with DUI and expired license.
June 22, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North and a theft on U.S.
17 South were reported.

June 21, Maria Escamilla, 30, of 5106 Minor Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with bat-
tery.
June 21, Christobal Lopez, 40, of 67899 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
shoplifting petit theft.
June 21, Noel Santiago, 27, of 902 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Rene Benavides and
charged with DUI, DUI with property damage, and hit-and-run-
leaving the scene of a crash involving damages.
June 21, a residential burglary on Keene Road, and thefts at
U. S. 17 N., Nursery Road and U.S. 17 South were reported.

June 20, Jose Manuel Nazario, 47, of 1007 Saxon Blvd,
Deltona, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with pos-
session of marijuana.
June 20, Jannette Elvira Nazario, 44, of 119 N. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
June 20, Charlie Taylor JR, 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with trespass-
ing on a structure or conveyance.
June 20, thefts on Makowski Road and Sandpiper Drive were
reported.

June 19, Mark Dean Fuston, 34, of 3848 Creek Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson on a charge
of withholding support of children.
June 19, Kip Lamorris Hall, 40, of 855 NW 75th St., Miami,
was arrested by dep. Eric Harrison on two counts of withholding
support of children.
June 19, Christopher James Shaw, 18, of 1273 Mockingbird
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and
charged with battery.
June 19, Dwain Antoine Lane, 22, of 4922 Epps Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged
with battery.
June 19, thefts on Will Duke Road and on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

June 18, Michael Ellis Carpenter, 19, of 841 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged
with abandoning/confining animals without food or water.
June 18, Jawain Dante Robinson, 19, of 1550 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and
charged with resisting an officer without violence.
June 18, thefts on Maxwell Drive and Boyd Cowart Road
were reported.

June 17, Larry Dwayne Ison, 27, of 620 Oakland Road,
Auburndale, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with
withholding support of children.
June 17, Tony John King, 31, of 16 Kendal Lane, Avon Park,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charges of larceny grand
theft and fraud-swindling in obtaining property.
June 17, Robert A, Garrison, 32, of 1103 Finbar Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
June 17, James hdman Carroll, 33, and Cathy Lynn Halpain,
35, both of 876 E. SR 64, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt.


James Adler, each on a charge of withholding support of children.
June 17, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, 49, of 404 Serena Dr.,
Acardia, David Eugene DuBoise, 42, of 3163 SE Brown Road,
Arcadia, and Billy Ray Lawson, 32, of 10545 Aurora St., Myakka
City, were arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and each charged
with trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
June 17, Roberto Martinez, 19, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged with
possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear in court.
June 17, Brenda Alvarado, 31, of 1816 Alamo Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with two
counts larceny petit theft.
June 17, a residential burglary on Calvert Road, and thefts on
Fishbranch Road, Hudson Street and Saron Drive were reported.

June 16, Josephina Valdiviez Torres, 32, of 615 Saunders St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable and charged with
receiving stolen property regulated metals, dealing in stolen
property, and two counts neglect of child without great harm.
June 16, James Ridale Cook, 23, of 681 Sally Place, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
June 16, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
WAUCHULA
June 22, a fight on Green Street was reported.

June 21, a bomb threat at Bread Board Restaurant was report-
ed.

June 20, Rogelio Valdes, 44, of 313 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with pos-
session of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
June 20, a theft on Georgia Street was reported.

June 19, Armondo Garcia, 44, of 1816 Alamo Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with two counts lar-
ceny driving vehicle off without paying for gas.

June 18, Ralph Williams, 23, P.O. Box 1055, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
June 18, criminal mischief on River Chase Circle was report-
ed.

June 17, a residential burglary on Baker Avenue, a robbery-
holdup on U.S. 17 North and a theft on Rust Avenue were report-
ed.

June 16, criminal mischief on Park Drive and at Wauchula
Cemetery were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
June 21, residential burglaries in two locations on Feather
Lane were reported.

June 201, Sotero Segura, 61, of 4014 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer.

June 19, Aaron Markeela Cook, 27, of 690 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged
with resisting an officer without violence, violation of probation,
and a traffic offense.
June 19', Rachael Cheri Ford, 24, of 3553 Syracuse St., Port
Charlotte, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with
resisting an officer without violence.

June 18, Jose Jesus Espinoza, 25, of 2402 Osprey Lane, Wau-
chula, was arrest ed by Ofc. Michael Lake on a charge of failure to
appear in court.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 20, a theft on Fifth Street East was report


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Women's Church
League is playing around the
showers.
In the first two weeks, the
ladies have lost only one night
of action. That was the only
evening First Christian Church
had a game scheduled, as its
team was unscheduled last
week due to Bible School.
They got back in action with a
double-header on June 24.
At the end of last week, First
Methodist Church of Wauchula
topped the standings with a per-
fect 3-0 record. Alpha &
.Omega/Freedom Ministries is
at 2-0 and Holy Child Catholic
at 2-1. Rounding out the stand-
ings are United Methodist
Church of Zolfo Springs, Cele-
bration-Hardee .Campus and
New Hope Baptist Church.
The season began June 10
and continues at least until Aug.
5, when rainouts and a single-
elimination tournament may be
played.
First Methodist won the
opening game 11-3 over United
Methodist of Zolfo Springs.
Elene Salas and Leigh S.
each crossed home plate twice
for First Methodist. Adding
solo scores were Jennifer B.,
Jamie Rivas, Shaunte Hines,
Kim Tyson, Heather Heine,
Jackie Vessels and Meagan S.
United Methodist countered
with runs by Donna Smith,
Angel Ussery and Lori Hender-
son. Three other players were
stranded twice and a couple
were also left on base.
In the opening night late
game, Alpha & Omega scooted
past New Hope 22-8.
Wanda Stettler and Lori Dees
circled the bases four times
apiece for Alpha & Omega. Jodi
Griffin, Frankie and Amy
Franks each added three runs,
Taylor scored twice and Glenda
Eures, Jessi Grantham, Krystin
and Mimi had a run apiece.
For New Hope, it was an
eight-run outburst in the second
inning, with Michelle, Sharon,
Amber, Kimberly, Cindy, Beth,
Angie and Chelsey all touching
home plate.
Games on June 12 were
rained out.
They resumed last week with
three nights faction. '
Last Monday, Holy Child
defeated United Methodist 16-6
in the 6:45 game.
Susana, Liberty, Rishonea
and Rosa each had a pair of tal-
lies and Valerie scored three
times for Holy Child. Aurora,
Nora, Kristina, Massie and Vira
each added a run.
For United Methodist, it was
Annette coming around to cross
home twice. Smith, Lori, Gwen
and Amy added runs.
In the Monday nightcap, First
Methodist shut down Celebra-


League


' Way
tion in its first game of the sea-
son 21-0.
Jennifer B., Rivas and Salas
each crossed home plate four
times for the Methodists. Heine
added triple tallies, Diane
Brummett and Hines added
double scores and Aimee Delle-
pere and Vessels each scored
once.
Celebration was unable to get
players to home plate, but left
several on the base paths.
Celebration came back last
Tuesday night to battle in the
early game 20-13 loss to United
Methodist.
Meagan Henderson scored all
five times she got on base for
United. Jessica, Angel Ussery
and Erin were triple-tally bat-
ters, Smith added twin tallies,
and Annette, Lori Henderson,
Priscilla and Rose also scored.
For Celebration, it was Tabby
Prieto leading with three runs.
Gloria Solis, Selina Avilez an!
Patricia T. added dual scores
and Jamie B., A.J., Lizzana and
Diana G. all crossed home
piate.
In the late game, First
Methodist was challenged by
Holy Child in a 7-3 win.
Heine, Jennifer B., Rivas,
Tyson, Hines, Brummett and Jo
P. each put a run on the board
for the Methodists.
For Holy Child, it was
Susana, Liberty Mushrush and
Nora Compos coming around
to score. Eight batters were
stranded short of crossing home
plate.
Holy Child came back last
Thursday to beat New Hope 25-
3.
Vira, Valerie and Zita each
put three scores on the board for
Holy Child. Mushrush, Kris-
tina, Lucy, Rishonea, Susana
and Aurora Santiago each
added twin scores and Sonia,
Cisca, Rosa and Campos added
a run each.
For New Hope, it was Tasha,
Kim B., and Kimberly each
putting a run on the board.
Cindy was stranded twice and
several other batters didn't get
to home plate.
In the finale for the week,
Alpha & Omega outscored
Celebration 15-5.
Griffin, Stettler, Sami Jo
Morgan and Emily Ward each
had twin tallies for Alpha &
Omega. Dees, Franks, Virginia
Jackson, Kristin, Mimi and Jodi
0. each added a run.
Prieto scored twice for Cele-
bration, while Vikki Maldon-
ado, Postina and Lizanne each
added a run.
Note: Last names for some of
the players were unavailable at
press time.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, June 26, 2008


Caring People Ministry Dedicates


Gayle Parker Memorial Garden


3y JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Caring People Ministry was
founded in 1993 in Bowling
Green by Johnny and Gayle
Parker. Gayle passed away in
September 2006 from cancer.
The ministry was started after
their son Mark had become
chemically addicted and sent to
Dunklin, a men's treatment
facility in Okeechobee. Today
he has a good job, and he and
his wife have two children. He
has been "clean" for 13 years
and has finished college.
Johnny Parker, a former
Hardee County farmer and
rancher, started the ministry as
EPCA, Emptying Prisons of the
Chemically Addicted, as a
men's recovery program.
When Peace Valley Camp
Ground offered their property
and buildings to the Parkers,
trustee Hazel Johnson said she
wanted to see women helped.
Thus Caring People Ministry
was born a faith-based
women's regeneration program
for women with life-controlling
problems.
Parker said about 1,500
clients have gone through the
program, which normally takes
nine months, and said the suc-
cess rate is over 85 percent.
Donations have kept the cen-
ter going and allowed for the
establishment of the Gayle
Parker Memorial Fund for
ladies in dire financial need.
Donations can be sent to Caring
People Ministry Gayle Parker
Memorial Foundation, 5207
Mason Dixon Ave., Bowling
Green, FL 33834. Donations are
tax-deductible.
Parker said 22 ladies are cur-
rently in the program which has
four phases.
Below is a self-written report
of Erin (last name withheld)
who graduated from CPM on
June 20, 2008:
I was born in 1976 in Fort
Wayne, Ind., to Richard and
Brenda. I was the youngest of
three, not only the youngest but
the only girl. I had two older
protective brothers.
My parents divorced when I
was a year old. They both were
alcoholics. I bounced back and
forth between them until I was
about 5 years old. My mother
would always end up leaving us
with other people to care for us
while she was gone. Sometimes
she was gone for days.
"She had left us with a male
babysitter one evening, and
while my mother thought we
were in good hands, I was tied
down and raped by him. I was 4
years old at the time, and the
most vivid memory that I have
of him was when I cried out for
my brother. He just laughed and
continued to laugh at me.
We moved to Florida in 1981.


I was always a very quiet and
timid child growing up. I never
spoke to my mother after we
had moved to Florida. Around
seventh grade my grades went
from straight A's to F's. This is
when my path of destruction
had begun.
I was easily influenced by
others and would never tell any-
one no. I stepped into a real
abusive relationship, but be-
came consumed with him and
trying to do everything to
please his needs. In 2000 my
daughter Coral was born, and I
knew that I needed to cut the tie
of this relationship in order to
raise my daughter.
Things in my life settled
down, and I had finally met
someone who really cared for
me and my concerns. My addic-
tion was on and off but not con-
trolling my life. In February
2006 we got married. Before we
married I joined his church and
was saved. I became very
involved in the church and
started to build a relationship
with our minister.
In March 2006 I found out I
was pregnant and due in
September. Things in our lives
were going well.
In June 2006 Grey (my hus-
band) was diagnosed with sinus
cancer after orthoscopic sur-
gery. September 8, 2006, he
went through a 13-hour proce-
dure to remove the tumor in his
right sinus. Nine days later
Dudley was born.
Chemo and radiation began
six weeks later, for eight weeks
four days a week. Life was
becoming overwhelming.
After my anesthesia from
giving birth they nicked a nerve
in my spinal cord, and my
hands became very painful.
This is where my world
changed. My doctor started pre-
scribing pain meds so that I
could use my hands.
Chemo and radiation started,
and I drove Grey back and forth
every day, juggling a newborn
and let me not forget my six-
year-old daughter.
Grey's health really started to
diminish, and my addiction
really started taking control of
my life. I was unable to func-
tion anymore unless I had med-
ication, so I started to take
Grey's medication.
In November 2006 I started
back to work, and Grey contin-
ued to get worse. My fear of
losing him overwhelmed me at
times. My world felt lonely and
I had no where to turn. I contin-
ued to go to church and praying
with my minister, and one day
Grey started to make progress.
Little did he know that his wife
was losing control and becom-
ing overtaken by disease the
disease of addiction.
It was controlling my every


thought and my every waking
moment. On April 13, 2007, I
loaded the kids in the car and
headed for work, but only made
it four blocks from my home. I
woke up in Bayfront Medical
Center with my brother by my
side, telling me I had broken my
neck and that there might be a
chance I would never walk
again.
I did not care. My concern
was my children. He told me
they were okay. They had not
been hurt. By God's grace he
had saved all three of or lives. I
was placed in a halo for three
months with no surgery.
Life became tough again, and
my addiction did not stop. It
only became worse, and my
denial became stronger.
In September 2007 Grey
went in for a 14-hour recon-
struction surgery. I became very
hateful toward him for this and
the life in the hospitals. Our
marriage was becoming torn
apart by my addiction.
In February 2008 Grey began
to see some hope for his recov-
ery and realized he could no
longer watch me kill myself or
put my children in danger, nei-
ther one of us knowing about
CPM or the type of treatment I
would receive when we drove
here. I remember him telling me
that everything would be okay.
He was not concerned about
how long or how much money
it would take. He just wanted
his wife to get better. We had
been struggling with money
because his business was shut
down for two years, but at that
point he was willing to do what
it took.
I clearly remember the day
Papa (Johnny Parker) called me
into his office. I was prepared
fro some awful news. He sat me
down to ask me how Grey was
doing and explained the things
that Gayle had gone through.
He told me that Gayle had set
up a foundation before she
passed away that was for
women whose families have
struggled.
He told me that I had been
chosen to be funded through
this, because he knows the bat-
tles cancer puts upon families,
and he told me that this is what
Gayle would have wanted and
she is smiling now.
Words cannot describe the
love and compassion of CPM.
Never in my life have I been
surrounded by so many honest
caring people. I know that with
CPM I have found something
that no one can ever take away
from me and that is God.
I am so grateful to have come
here, and I know that I can live
my life to the fullest with God
by my side. I intend to give
back what I have been given
here.


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PHOTOS BY JIM, KELLY
Staff and clients stand behind heart-shaped Gayle Parker Memorial Garden at Caring
People Ministry in Bowling Green. In foreground are Erin (last name withheld) and
Johnny Parker.


Caring People Ministry was founded in 1993 by Johnny and Gayle Parker on a site
donated by Peace Valley Camp Meeting on Mason Dixon Ave.
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in the county in 25 years...


Or guiding the district through the

state's financial crisis...


Or achieving the academic progress

we have made...


We have accomplished these tasks through

strong leadership and the hard work of
teachers and staff.


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will be appreciated.

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