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The


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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plus 4t sales tax


108th Year, No. 31
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, July 10, 2008


State Grades Most Local Schools A Or B


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Six of Hardee County's seven
schools have earned an A or a B
on their annual report cards
from the state Department of
Education.
One, Hardee Senior High
School, remains at a D level,
despite having scored 12 points
above the minimum require-
ment for a C. It was penalized
one letter grade because reading
gains for its lowest-performing
students fell below 50 percent
two years in a row.
Those gains were at 49 per-
cent. That single percentage


Razor


Blade


Found


In Pasta

By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
For some people, supper is
the best time of the day; a time
to converse with family -and
friends about daily happenings
while enjoying a hot homemade
meal.
But for 23-year-old Anna
Parker, dinner slowly turned
into disaster.
Monday night Parker, of
Zolfo Springs, was cooking for
her neighbor's children at her
home around 5 p.m. On the
menu for the night was Barilla
Piccolini pasta she had pur-
chased at Sweetbay.
While the noodles were boil-.
ing, Parker noticed something
floating in the water. Thinking
it was a piece of paper from the
box, she lifted it out of the pot
See RAZOR BLADE 3A


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
A Zolfo Springs resident
found a razor blade in her
pot of pasta Monday night.


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INDEX
Classifieds..................... 6B
Courthouse Report.......3C
Community Calendar....3A
Crime Blotter................5C
Fishing Report...............2A
Hardee Living................. 2B
Obits........"......................4A
Roundups ......................3A




1- 119IIII I 11 3
7 18 12 2 072 90 3


point made the school lose its
C.
And the Hardee County
School District as a whole
boosted its C grade to a B, mak-
ing it one of the state's "high-
performing" school districts.
The grades for the state's
2,889 schools and 67 school
districts were released by the
state education agency on
Tuesday.
Two Hardee County schools


BURSTING IN AIR


achieved an A, four a B, and
one that D reflecting a state
penalty.
Earning A's were Bowling
Green Elementary School and
North Wauchula Elementary
School. Both schools were also
an A last year.
Scoring B's were Hilltop
Elementary School, Wauchula
Elementary School and Zolfo
Springs Elementary School.
Wauchula and Zolfo Springs


each had scored an A last year,
but missed the mark by 10 and
three points, respectively, this
year.
Notable once again with a B
grade was Hardee Junior High
School. Last year, the junior
high was a C school.
"Bowling Green Elementary
was the highest-scoring school
in our district," Schools Super-
intendent Dennis Jones said in
reviewing the state report cards


Tuesday afternoon. "And the
junior high jumped in numeri-
cal score from 468 to 511
points.
"Bowling Green Elementary
and Hardee Junior High School,
in particular, we are especially
proud of for scoring so very,
very well," he added.
This is the first time since
pre-Hurricane Charley times
that all but one of Hardee
County's schools earned an A or


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISUN
The skies over Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs came alive with light and sound Friday night as Hardee Countians cel-
ebrated Independence Day. The fireworks display crowned a day full of family activities hosted by the Hardee County
Youth Coalition. For more scenes from the event, see photos on 5A.



School Employee Earns State Awards

Cafeteria Manager Staton A 'Shining Star'


By GAYLE KNIGHT
For The Herald-Advocate
Lori Staton, cafeteria manager at Zolfo Springs Elementary
School, has been honored with several statewide awards recently.
Staton was named Outstanding Manager of the Year by the
Florida School Nutrition Association. She also was the recipient of
the Leadership Award Employee/Manager Level and the
President's Gold Award.
Staton was recognized for her dedication to excellence by com-
pleting 20 out of 20 president's initiatives for the 2007-08 school
year.
All awards were presented at the Florida School Nutrition
Annual Conference in Orlando. Staton was given a standing ova-
tion for her accomplishments.
Food Service Director Arnell Waldron describes Staton as very
enthusiastic, always willing to try new ideas. "She is caring of her
staff and the children she feeds. Lori enriches the meal time for
children," Waldron says.
Staton has long been recognized as a valuable employee of the
Hardee County School District. In 2001 she was named Hardee
County School Related Person of the Year.
Her 25 years of service include five years as assistant manager at
Wauchula Elemen-tary School and five years as assistant manager
at Zolfo Springs Elementary. She is currently manager at Zolfo
Springs.
Staton is quick to point out that her job is not just seeing that her
kids get fed, her job is keeping everyone, from teachers to students
to her "ladies," happy. She does this job very well indeed.
Staton comments, "My philosophy has always been: Take care of
the teachers, and that will make them happy. Then the children will
See SCHOOL 2A


a B. And it is the first time six
of seven schools have. Hilltop
Elementary School did not exist
back in the hurricane days of
2004.
In 2006, for instance, three
schools were ranked an A or a
B. In 2007, five schools
achieved those high marks.
Now, in 2008, six have.
"It's wonderful progress;"
Jones stated. "It has always
been a goal of mine that all of
our schools be graded an A or a
B," he continued.
And the district's rise from a
C to a B also won his praise. "B
'See STATE GRADES 3A




Music


Instructor



Arrested
Fondling Allegations
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man whose business is
teaching music to children and
adults has been .accused. of
fondling two young girls.
Curtis Rush Bell, 41, owner


Bell
of Symphony Studio at 408 E.
Main St. in Wauchula, was
arrested by city police on
Monday and charged with two
counts of lewd and lascivious
molestation, a third-degree
felony.
He was taken into custody by
Capt. Thomas Harris of the
Wauchula Police Department
and booked into the Hardee
County Jail, where he remained
until 3:09 a.m. on Wednesday.
His early-morning release to
await trial came after posting a
$30,000 surety bond.
Police Chief William Beattie
said Bell, who conducts his
business out of his home and
has dedicated the two front
See MUSIC 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Lori Staton, cafeteria manager at Zolfo Springs Elementary School, has captured
statewide honors for her dedication, performance and creativity. She is flanked here
by Principal Jan Beckley (left) and Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson.


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


A special day will be held Saturday, Nov., 22, at Forever
Florida to honor famous Florida author Patrick Smith. The location,
is in east Osceola County 7.5 miles south of Holopaw on U.S. 441.
Smith's best known novel is "A Land Remembered," about the
state in the 1800s. For more information, call 1-888-957-9794 or
go to www.foreverflorida.org. I have read several of his books.
Smith has been nominated for the Pulitizer Prize three times and
for the Nobel Prize for Literature six times.

Lightning does much more than light up the sky during thun-
derstorms. It starts beneficial forest fires.
Lightning is a huge source of nitrogen, an essential element for
life. Lightning creates nitrous oxide. Plants and animals cannot live
without nitrogen. ,
Lightning bolts ionize the air and help maintain and renew the
atmosphere's positive electrical charge.
Each year about 100 people are killed and about 245 injured
by lightning bolts. Lightning-generated fires destroy thousands of
buildings in the world annually. Lightning creates power surges
that damage a lot of sensitive electrical equipment.
Air.is over 75 percent nitrogen gas. Lightning and nitrogen-
fixing plants such as legumes like peas.and clover change.nitrogen
into a useable form.
Atmospheric nitrogen can be made into fertilizer using great
pressure, temperatures and natural gas to form ammonia, which
cap also be processed into urea and ammonium nitrate.
Dead plants and animals can also decay and form useful nitro-
gen compounds.
We may not like lightning, but it is essential for our world.

Someone wrote us a note that our legal system is flawed,
because it allowed the killer of Jessica Lunsford to spend life in
prison where he will get three meals a day, free medical care and
all the coloring books he can use, compliments of the taxpayers. He
said the trial cost taxpayers over $250,000.
The anonymous letter writer felt Couey deserved to die a suf-
fering death, instead of a jury and the legal system giving him life
in prison.
Someone named Daniel has written a note thanking law
enforcement officers for risking their lives every day to protect the
citizens of Hardee County.
He also complimented judges and jurors and circuit judge
Marcus Ezelle in particular, saying Ezelle was a "good teacher
attorney and now he is a wonderful judge in Hardee County."

Clark Wingo of Wauchula recently sent this note praising
Hardee Fire/Rescue:
"Praise and thanks for the Hardee County 911 fire fighters and
response squad! A small blaze turned into about $7,500 loss of a
pole barn, tools, etc. Thanks for being there."

We can beware of too much alcohol. From 1998 to 2005, 157
people in America between the ages of 18 and 23 drank themselves
to death.
This was reported by Amy Forlito of the Associated Press in
the July n Lakeland Ledger. Many of them were college students.
Eleven people, including eight college students, died of alcohol
poisoning by playing a game on their 21st birthday of drinking 21
shots of alcohol.
One beer, one mixed drink and one glass of wine have about
the same amount of alcohol. Baptists believe in not drinking alco-
hol at all, lest causing a fellow person to stumble or setting a bad
example.
Some doctors believe a glass of red wine a day has certain.
health benefits for the heart. Non-drinkers say the same beneficial
effect can be achieved with dark grape juice.
One study indicated one in 10 people who try alcohol will
become alcoholics and another 10 percent will have future prob-
lems involving alcohol.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported
between 382 and 390 Americans died yearly of alcohol poisoning
from 2002 to 2005.
If you drink to the point of passing out, alcohol in your stom-
ach continues to feed into the bloodstream.


Baseball star Mickey Mantle and TV star Larry Hagman (J.R.
Ewing) received liver transplants after damaging their livers from
too much alcohol.

We are looking forward to the upcoming football season.
Clint Hendry and Wes Roe are again going to do radio play-
by-play for the Hardee Wildcat football games this fall.

Celebration Church, which meets at the old Wauchula City
Hall, will give away 50 children's bicycles this Sunday at 10 a.m.,
announced pastor Clint Hendry.
Hendry was one of the best tight ends in Hardee High football
history as well as an outstanding baseball player who played base-
ball for Florida State University and Stetson.

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for their outstanding
first half of the Major League Baseball season. They are leading the
AL East over Boston and New York.
They have never had a winning season, and last year dropped
the word Devil from their name


COURTESY PHOTO!
Cafeteria manager Lori Staton (center front) had help celebrating her achievements. Sharing the moment are (frorn
left) Patty Jones, Harriet Watkins, Joyce Delaney, Helga Shackelford, Sherry Rucker, Joann Buchanan, Stephanie
Cochran and Arnell Waldron.


Certification follows special training. Local officers joining Lori Staton (at far left) are (left to right) Helga Shackelford,
treasurer; Joyce Perez, secretary; Joyce Dulaney, president-elect; Alene Hagins, president; Maria Zamora, devo-
tions; and Nancy Madrigal, membership.


COURTESY PHOTO
Lori Staton and "her" kids. It's that personal touch that has made her such a star.

SCHOOL
Continued From 1A


be happy. Laughter and joy spread. This is what children need to
see at school."
This is what school children have seen from Staton every day.
From being the Big Bad Wolf in a school play, to singing for the
kids, to dressing up on special occasions, Staton is always
involved.
"Lori is our shining star," Zolfo Springs Principal Jan Beckley




MUSIC
Continued From 1A


rooms of the downtown resi-
dence to music studios, had
been under scrutiny for about a
month prior to his arrest.
Concerns came following a
tip alleging illicit activity at
Bell's home, he said, and the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement was called in to
help investigate.
Beattie said Special Agent Al
Danna came to Wauchula a
month ago and signed up for
guitar lessons at Symphony
Studio in order to get a perspec-
tive on Bell. "As we were work-
ing that first one, this second
complaint came in," the chief
described.
Harris said the alleged inci-
dent leading to Bell's arrest this
Monday reportedly occurred on
Friday night, June 13. The cap-


tain said the alleged victims are
11 and 12 years old:
The girls reported their alle-
gations to their mother on June
29, after returning home from
swimming at Bell's pool. The
woman told police that when
the children came home, she
noticed one of the girls was vis-
ibly upset and questioned her.
The child responded that she
did not want to go over to Bell's
house anymore, alleging that he
had been touching her and her
sister and that he had just done
so again, touching her buttocks
while in his swimming pool.
The woman immediately
notified authorities.
On Monday of last week,
:FDLE and Wauchula officers
met with the girls' parents,
See MUSIC 3A


proudly says. "She is a wonderfully hard worker who loves the
children and teachers. Lori knows that her job requires a team
effort, and the love she feels shines through. She is a joy!"
Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones was delighted to hear of
Staton's state awards. "We're a small district and, relatively speak-
ing, a small part of the educational landscape in Florida," he points
out. "So, that our teachers and staff achieve statewide recognition
is a significant and wonderful thing.
"It is the highest honor," he adds.
Concludes Jones, "Lori is one of the most positive, hard-working
and dedicated employees in our district, and she well deserves
these honors."
In addition to the fun times, Staton has served her community
through some tough days as well. During the aftermath of
Hurricane Charley in 2004, Staton could be found putting in long
hours to feed both the volunteers who assisted with clean up as well
as those neighbors who had lost their homes during the storm.
Never one to complain, she did her part with a smile on her face
and an encouraging word to others.
Other examples of her above and beyond activities including
inviting people in the community to interact with her schoolchild-
ren. Jeff Ussery, supervisor of elections, spoke to the students about
the voting process and even held an election for the children's most
popular meal. Hardee County rescue and law enforcement person-[
nel have also been included in events spearheaded by Staton.
"I am proudest of instigating the food service certification pro-
gram here in Hardee County. This program provides additional
training for food service workers and gives them professional
recognition," Staton, who believes everyone plays an important
role in school life, says.
On the home front, Staton has been married to husband Arnold
for 38 years. The couple have three children: Brian Staton, Denise
Sanders and Dawn Cimmino. Her pride and joy are grandchildren
Matthew, Cleston, Brittany, Theresa, Alexis, Darby and Jenna.
The Hardee County School District is fortunate to have Staton,
a worker who is always there for her school.
Staff writer Cynthia Krahl contributed to this report.


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FIRECRACKER RUN


A record 208 people participated in the July 4 Firecracker 5K (3.1 miles) held for the
14th year at Highlands Hammock State Park. From left are Michael Kelly, 29 minutes,
24 seconds; Bethany Good of Monroe, Va., 29 minutes 5 seconds; Jeremy Kelly, 27
minutes, 44 seconds; Jonathan Kelly, 26 minutes, 56 seconds; and Jim Kelly, 42 min-
utes. Not in photo are W.H. Harward Jr., 84, 52 minutes; and Kim Price, wife of Hardee
head football coach Tim Price, the overall female winner with a time of 22 minutes, 25
seconds. The run/walk organized by Chet Brojek, benefits the Avon Park High School
cross country/track team.



Economic Development Exciting


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Since created in 2002, the
Hardee County Commerce
Park, Economic Development
Council and Industrial Devel-
opment Authority are proceed-
ing to invite businesses to
expand or locate here.
The center of all this activity
is "The Cabin," the U.S. 17
South co-location of the Hardee
County Chamber of Commdrce
headed by Casey Dickson and
the Economic Development
office headed by Bill Lambert.
Lambert was recently pro-
moted from interim director to a
two-year contract at $77,500
annually as director of the EDC.
His duties also include manager
of the Commerce Park and
leader of the IDA.
He continually touts the
advantages of Hardee County,
citing an example of a dump
truck driver who stopped traffic
to save a fallen mockingbird.
"That's characteristic of the car-
ing, good people in Hardee
County," he said, while noting
Hardee's unemployment rate is
nowhere as high as DeSoto or
Highlands counties. People are
welcoming economic diversi-
ty," he added.
The Commerce Park takes
quite a bit of time, including
negotiations with potential
clients. A recent ad in Florida
Trend, the Magazine of Florida
Business, touts the 300-acre
park and its businesses, Organix
South international cosmetic
company, SCOSTA truss com-
pany, Pacer Marine, Allyndeb
roofing tile, Milano Tile floor-
ing and Forest Cabinets.
Together they offer or are
expanding to offer about 200,
jobs for local residents.
Since that ad, the cabinet
business has broken ground as
Forestwood Designs LLC with
a 12,000-square-foot facility,
including manufacturing and
showroom to display its cabi-
nets, floor coverings and coun-
tertops.
Also, since that time Milano
*Tile has decided not to proceed


with its plans to expand to the
Hardee County location. In
turn, a contract was reached
with Lavon Cobb Construction
to purchase that lot and com-
plete an up-to-50,000 square
feet "spec" building, which
would be immediately available
for a business to get going.
An April $1.5 million pur-
chase of 104 acres south of the
existing Commerce Park, along
with the June contract for the.
addition of another 25-acre par-
cel, has added to the negotia-
tions with a company which
may locate its large business
here. Land purchases come
mainly from severance tax
funds and revenue from opera-
tion of the park.
Lambert and Dickson are
working with the Florida
Foreign Trade Association,
Florida Heartland Rural Ec-
onomic Development Initiative
(FHREDI), and county officials
to explore the possibilities
along the Enterprise Zone/-
Brownfield areas, up and down
the U.S. 17 corridor and CR
663 (the Fort Green-Ona Road)
where there is railroad, gas and
other services available. Four-
laning of the south portion of
U.S. 17 continues to be a prior-
ity.
They are developing a data
base, identifying over 90
parcels in Hardee County which
could be available for a busi-
ness location, such as the empty
Scotty's Building on U.S. 17
South. Larger sites are needed
for a juice processing or similar
plant.
The most recent negotiation
is with Mosaic Fertilizer on an
economic mitigation agreement
in conjunction with its applica-
tion to mine over 7,000 acres
along the east side of the Peace
River. The goal is for the com-
pany, in its reclamation plan, to
include business and economic
development possibilities for
the future of the county aside
from the clay settling ponds
which do not produce land suit-
able for these avenues.
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agreement is subject to two
public reviews. One is before
the Planning & Zoning Board
on Aug. 7 and the other comes
before the Hardee County
Commission on Aug. 21.
The IDA recently divided its
15-member board into three
sub-committee to deal with var-
ious aspects. Concentrating on
economic strategy, setting real-
istic goals to attract businesses
is the marketing committee of
Jama Abbott, Teresa Crawford,
Lory Durrance, Oralia Flores
and Rick Knight.
Setting the tone for the board
is the protocols committee of
Joe Albritton, Nancy Craft,
Keith Davis, Tomas Macias and
Marcus Shackelford. It works
on procedures and manage-
ment, relationships with politi-
cal people, business and organi-
zations in the city, county and
state. It is also considering a
new location for EDC/Chamber
of Commerce, a location readi-
ly available to the public as the
current location is just north of
Courthouse Annex II.
Finally, on the executive
committee are John Barlow,
Lavon Cobb, Dana English,
Rick Justice and Mike Manley,
who will work with Lambert on
personnel, finance and budget-
ing, private and public roles,
and legislative and local gov-
ernment liaison.
Justice, Macias, Manley,
Cobb, Abbott, Shackelford and
English are also members of the
EDC. .
Lambert is also chairman of
the Economic Development
Authority, the independent sev-
erance tax board. He, Wauchula
Police Chief Bill Beattie,
Bowling Green Mayor Perry
Knight and Commissioner
Bobby Smith are commission
appointees. Dickson repre-
sents the Chamber of
Commerce, Paul Samuels the
Florida Phosphate Council,
David Royal the Farm Bureau,
Roger Hood the Agency for
Workforce Innovation and'
Bridget Merrill for Enterprise
Florida.


July 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A

STATE GRADES-
Continued From 1A


is the level at which the state of
Florida defines you as 'high-
performing.' So," he explained,
"we are considered a high-per-
forming district."
Jones expressed dismay at
the hit that Hardee Senior High
School took after boosting its
2007 score of 431 by 16 points,
up to a 447. The score needed
for a C grade is only 435.



RAZOR BLADE
Continued From 1A
with her spoon. lo her snocK,,
what she thought was paper
turned out to be a rusty razor
blade.
Parker recalls that the box did
not appear to have been opened
or tampered with in any way.
when she bought it from the
store. She says that the razor
blade was inside of the boxed
pasta when she started to pre-
pare it for dinner.
Her calls to the manufacturer,
Barilla, have not been returned,
she says.
"I was so surprised and
shocked when I found the razor
blade. I definitely wasn't ex-
pecting to find that while cook-
ing dinner for my neighbor's
children," says Parker.
This dining disaster caused
Parker to be more careful and
cautious about what she cooks
and what she eats. She also
wants to warn the folks of
Hardee County to do the same.
"I want other people to be
cautious and check things
before you eat them. You never
know what 'might be in your
food that could potentially harm
you or someone else," says
Parker







THURSDAY, JULY 10
WHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
S Hardee County Planning
& Zoning Board, first public
hearing on farmworker ordi-
nance, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 11
VHardee County Com-
mission, planning session,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, JULY 14
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 15
V/Bowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 17
VHardee County Commis-'
sion, regular meeting and
public hearing on farmwork-
er ordinance, Room 102
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.


"It is very disappointing that
'the grading system used by the
state does not reward Hardee
'Senior High School for the
excellent progress it made this
year," he said. "In my opinion,
there is some inherent flaw in
the system."
Jones added, "As 435 is
where a C begins, its 447
should have earned the high
school a solid C."
But, in the grading system,
Schools lose a letter grade if the
gains in reading for the lowest.
quartile, or 25 percent, of stu-.
dents fall below 50 percent for*
two years in a row. "Hardee
Senior High School stands at"
i49 percent," Jones noted, .
'adding, "We're probably talking
a couple of students, literally.
And that put the school down to
a D."
He said that "obscures, unfor-
tunately" that fact that the
school made improvements in
five of eight categories and
stayed the same in one category.:
The school was three percent-
age points down in the writing
and two points down in the low-



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whom Harris described as
friends of Bell.
And on Tuesday of last week,
he added, the children two
girls and a boy all were inter-
viewed at the Children's
Advocacy Center in Bartow.
They all said that on June 13,
Bell was at their home watching
videos with the family. He had
brought ice cream to share, they
said. Later that night, their
father walked Bell to the door.
he left, and the parents went to
bed. Harris noted that the father
allowed the youngsters to stay
up and continue to watch
movies.
At about 11 p.m., the children
said, Bell returned. He knocked
on the door, saying he came to
pick up the rest of his ice cream.
Once inside, he suggested he
stay with them and continue to
watch videos with them.
The children agreed.
The children said Bell lay
down on the floor next to one of
the girls. The youngster told
Bell one of her ribs was smaller
on one side than the other, and
Bell allegedly lifted her pajama
shirt and squeezed her upper-rib
area near her breast, Harris
described.
Further, the girl alleged Bell
began to rub her feet then run
his hand up her leg, nearing her
genitals. She told interviewers
that she told him to stop and
then scooted away from him.
The other girl said she was on
the couch at the time, and Bell
then came to her. She alleged he
rubbed her back and then began:
rubbing her feet and sliding his
hand toward her genitals.
The boy said he observed
both incidents, Harris charged.
Harris noted the one girl said
she told her mother about June
13 after coming back from
Bell's pool last Monday, June
29, because he had touched her
in the pool and "this had hap-
pened on numerous occasions
while swimming at his pool and
she was tired of it."
Bell was arrested at 11:39:
a.m. on Monday at his house.


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est-quartile math categories.
Those eight categories
schools are judged on are:
1.) Peftentage of students at
Level 3 or above in reading:
2.) Percentage of students at
Level 3 or above in math.
3.) Percentage of students at
Level 3 or above in writing.
4.) Percentage of students at
Level 3 or above in science. "
5.) Percentage of students
who made reading gains.
6.) Percentage of students
who made math gains.
7.) Percentage of students in
the lowest quartile who made
learning gains in reading.
8.) Percentage of students in
the lowest quartile who made
learning gains in mathematics.
"Add those percentages
together and that's how you get
a letter grade," Jones said.
The superintendent went on
to point out that in spite of the
penalty grade of D, the high
school's ninth and 10tthgraders
improved, for the first time'in
several years, both their reading
and their mathematics scores.
"Combine those four scores
with the fact that our graduation
rate is the highest its been in 10
years and the dropout rate is the
lowest its been in 10 years, and
it's not been a bad year at
Hardee High.
"I believe we've turned a cor-
ner," he continued. "And that
improvement might get lost in
the stigma of the D. The state
will not reward the school's
progress.
"I'm proud of that progress,"
Jones ended. "It looks like they
didn't make any, but they most
certainly did."


Hearing Today On
Farmworkers
Back-to-back public hear-
ings will consider the ordi-
nance changing the Land
Development Code to speci-
fy, where, what and how
farmworker housing should
be .
he first hearing is tonight
(Thursday) at 6 before the
county Planning & Zoning
Board. The second is next
Thursday, July 17, at 8:35
a.m. Both will be in Room
102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wau-
chula.

Visit State
Parks Free
Admission to all Florida
State Parks is waived on
Sunday because of the des-
ignation of July as Recre-
ation and Parks Month.
Families are encouraged
to "reconnect children and
families with nature," under
the state Family.Friends.Fun
campaign of the state De-
partment of Environmental
Protection.

Grants Help
Pre-Schoolers
The Early Learning Coali-
tion of Florida Heart-land Inc.
is offering grants to commu-
nity organizations and busi-
nesses in Hardee, High-
lands, DeSoto and Charlotte
counties that serve children
from birth to five years old.
The application deadline is
open, on a first come, first
serve basis as long as funds
last. Applications can be
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Obituaries


JAMES LEE STATON
James Lee Staton, 68, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, July 6,
S2008, at"home.
Born on June 14, 1940, in
Wauchula, he was a lifelong
resident, a citrus foreman and
attended the Bowling Green
Church of God.
He was preceded in death by
a daughter, Juanita.
Survivors include his wife
Barbara Staton of Wauchula;
two sons, Charles Staton, and
Dale Staton and wife Krista; a
daughter, Cindi Smith and hus-
band Justin; four brothers, Rex
Staton, Lelton Staton, Doyle
Staton and Bill Staton; two sis-
ters, Sally Clough and Margaret
Johnson; six grandchildren,
Chris Miller, Brandy Staton,
Wade Staton, Zackary Richard-
son, Blake Richardson and
Heidi Smith; and a great-grand-
child, Ryan Selph.
Visitation was Tuesday 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were at the funeral
home on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
with the Rev. Michael Howell
and the Rev. Doyle Staton offi-
ciating.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula




MARCUS CURLEY
PEARCE
Marcus Curley Pearce, 74, of
Crewsville, died on Wednesday,
July 2, 2008 in Sarasota.
Born in Hillwood, Ala., on
May 24, 1934, he came to
Crewsville in 1995. He was
employed in bridge construc-
tion. He. had been active in
rodeo and was the 1957 World
Champion Saddle Bronc Rider.
He was a member of Crewsville
Bethel Baptist Church and
Wauchula Masons Lodge #17.
Survivors include his wife
Joanna Pearce of Crewsville;
three sons, Gary Pearce of Palm
Beach, Mitchell Pearce of
Pharr, Texas, and Stephen
Neary of Connecticut; two
daughters, Lisa Brown of Davie
and Pearl Batchelder of Wall-
ingford, Conn.; four brothers,
Everett Pearce of Terry, Miss.,-
Ted Pearce of Peddle, Miss.,
Harry Pearce of Kernersville,
N.C., and Keith Pearce of
Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters,
Kathleen Ruffin of Richton,
Miss. and Kathy Wheat of
.Moselle, Miss.; 13 grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were Monday at 10
a.m. at Crewsville Bethel Bap-'
tist Church with the Rev. Tom
Heath officiating.
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MARCUS CURLEY
PEARCE
Marcus Curley Pearce, 74,
beloved husband of Joanna,
died on Wednesday, July 2,
2008 in Sarasota.
Born in Hillwood, Ala.,
on May 24, 1934, he came to
Crewsville in 1995. He was
employed in bridge construc-
tion. He had been active in
rodeo and was the 1957
World Champion Saddle
Bronc Rider. He was a mem-
ber of Crewsville. Bethel
Baptist Church and Wauchula
Masons Lodge #17.
Survivors include his wife
Joanna Pearce of Crewsville;
three sons, Gary Pearce of
Palm Beach, Mitchell Pearce
of Pharr, Texas, and Stephen
Neary of Connecticut; two
daughters, Lisa Brown of
Davie and Pearl Batchelder
of Wallingford, Conn.; four
brothers, Everett Pearce of
Terry, Miss., Ted Pearce of
Peddle, Miss., Harry Pearce
of Kernersville, N.C., and
Keith Pearce of Hattiesburg,
Miss.; two sisters, Kathleen
Ruffin of Richton, Miss. and
Kathy Wheat of Moselle,
Miss.; 13 grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.
Services were Monday at
10 a.m. at Crewsville Bethel
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Tom Heath officiating.


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ROBERT G. IZZO
Robert G. Izzo, 80, of
Bowling Green and Ephratah,
N.Y., died on Saturday, July 5,
2008, in Bowling Green.
Born in Gloversville, N.Y, he
was the son of Francesco and
Jennie Papa Izzo. He served in
the U.S. Army during WWII.
He was a steelworker in
Schenectady, N.Y. He was a
member of Immaculate Church
of Johnstown, N.Y, and the St.
Johnsville Veterans of Foreign
Wars.
He was preceded in death by
sister Marie Pollack.
Survivors include his wife of
55 years Florence M. Casavoy
Izzo; sons Michael Izzo and
wife Cheryl of Chesapeake, Va.,
Timothy Izzo and companion
Kim Gallup of Ephratah, N.Y.,
and Richard Izzo of Martins-
burg, W. Va.; sister Rose
Calhoun of Gloversville, N.Y.;
eight grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) at the funeral home. A
Mass of Christian Burial is
tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Immac-
ulate Conception Church in
Johnstown, N.Y., followed by
interment at Ephratah Ceme-
tery, Ephratah, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the St. Johnsville
V.F.W., St. Johnsville, N.Y.
Ehle Funeral Home
Johnstown, N.Y.

CHARLES E. PRICE
Charles E. Price, 78, of Wau-
chula, died on Thursday, June
26, 2008.
Born in Akron, Ohio, on
March 24, 1930, he moved to
Wauchula in 1992.
Survivors include his wife
Patsy Price of Wauchula; three
sons, Jim Price, Mark Price and
Jeff Price; a sister, Catherine
Klingler; and five grandchil-
dren.
At his request, there will be
no services.
National Cremation Society
& Memorial Center
Sarasota






JAMES LEE STATON
James Lee Staton, 68, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, July
6, 2008, at home.
Born on June 14, 1940, in
Wauchula, he was a lifelong
resident, a citrus foreman and
attended the Bowling Green
Church of God. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death
by a daughter, Juanita.
Survivors include his wife
Barbara Staton of Wauchula;
two sons, Charles Staton, and
Dale Staton and wife Krista;
a daughter, Cindi Smith and
husband Justin; four brothers,
Rex Staton, Lelton Staton,
Doyle Staton and Bill Staton;
two sisters, Sally Clough and
Margaret Johnson; six grand-
children, Chris Miller, Bran-
dy Staton, Wade Staton, Zac-
kary Richardson, Blake Rich-
ardson and Heidi Smith; and
a great-grandchild, Ryan
Selph.
Visitation was Tuesday 6
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were at the funeral
home on Wednesday at 10
a.m. with the Rev. Michael
Howell and the Rev. Doyle
Staton officiating.

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


SISTER MILDRED
MINOSKY V.S.C.
Sister Mildred Minosky
V.S.C., 80, of Wauchula, died
on Thursday, July 3, 2008 in
Wauchula.
Born in Munhall, Pa., on
Nov. 30, 1927, she came to
Wauchula eight years ago from
Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a
teacher at St. Michael Catholic
Church and member of the
Vincentian Sisters of Charity of
Pittsburgh, Pa.
. Survivors include a brother,
Andrew Minosky of Pennsyl-
vania; and a sister, Dorothy
Boross of Pennsylvania.
Visitation was Monday 5 to 7
p.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church, followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at 7 p.m. with
the Rev. Vincent Clemente offi-
ciating. There will also be vis-
itation today (Thursday) at 1.
p.m. at Mother House of the
Vincentian Sisters of Charity in
Pittsburgh, Pa. Services will be
held Friday, followed by inter-
ment at Vincentian Cemetery in
Pittsburgh, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to St. Michael
Catholic Church Religious
Education Center, 408 Heard
Bridge Road, Wauchula, FL
33873.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

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SISTER MILDRED
MINOSKY V.S.C.
Sister Mildred Minosky
V.S.C., 80, of Wauchula, died
on Thursday, July 3, 2008 in
Wauchula.
Born in Munhall, Pa., on
Nov. 30, 1927, she came to
Wauchula eight years ago
from Pittsburgh, Pa. She was
a teacher at St. Michael
Catholic Church and member
of the Vincentian Sisters of
Charity of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Survivors include a broth-
er, Andrew Minosky of Penn-
sylvania; and a sister,
Dorothy Boross of Pennsyl-
vania.
Visitation was Monday 5
to 7 p.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church, followed by
a Mass of Christian burial at
7 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent
Clemente officiating. There
will also be visitation today
(Thursday) at 1 p.m. at
. Mother House of the
Vincentian Sisters of Charity
in Pittsburgh, Pa. Services
will be held Friday, followed
by interment at Vincentian
Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to St. Michael
Catholic Church Religious
Education Center, 408 Heard
SBridge Road, Wauchula, FL
33873.



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ZELDA "LOUISE"
HRABAL MOSLEY
Zelda "Louise" Hrabal Mos-
ley, 76, of Lakeland, died on
Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at
Good Shepherd Hospice, Lake-
land.
A native of Bowling Green,
she was a graduate of Hardee
High School, Baptist College in
South Carolina, University of
Jacksonville and received a
Masters in reading from the
University of South Florida.
She taught in Jacksonville,
'lived and taught in Scotland,
and moved to Fort Meade in
1974, teaching in Polk County
for 25 years.
She was a member of Crystal
Lake United Methodist Church
of Lakeland, and board member
and volunteer coordinator for
Talbot House Ministries. She
was a member of the Bowling
Green Chapter 23 of the Eastern
Star, was a dual member in
Scotland and 50-year member
of Bartow's Tropical Chapter
#38.
Survivors include husband
, of 56 years James F. Mosley of
Lakeland; a daughter, Sandra
M. Sullivan and friend Gary
Nosich of Louisville, Tenn.; a
son, James F. Mosley; two
brothers, William Hrabal of
Jacksonville and Samuel Hrabal
of Bowling Green; two sisters,
Lois Faye Langston of Avon
Park and Sherry Halter of
Daytona Beach; two grand-
daughters, Monica Burrell of
Winter Haven and Pageen
Sullivan of Louisville, Tenn.;
and a great-grandson, Lucas
Burrell of Winter Haven.
A memorial service was held
on Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Crystal Lake United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Ronnie
Jones officiating and Order of
Eastern Star rites.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Talbot House
Ministries or Good Shepherd
Hospice.
Fountain Funeral Home
Avon Park



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WEATHER SUMMARY
Warm, humid conditions continued along with prevailing
showers. Rainfall amounts ranged from traces to more than six
inches across the State. Santa Rosa County received two -to four
inches along with many areas of the southern Peninsula.
Highlands, Collier, and St. Lucie counties all received between
four to six inches. Major cities averaged highs in the upper 80s and
90s with lows in the 60s and 70s. Daytime highs reached the upper
80s to mid-90s; lows were in the upper 60s and low 70s.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging was 53 percent complete compared with 37
percent last year, and 55 percent for the five year average: Peanut
condition was rated 29 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 19 per-
cent excellent. Soil moisture was mostly short to adequate in the
Panhandle and Big Bend areas; adequate in the central and south-
ern Peninsulas.
MoIsture Topsoil subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week I year week week Year
-, Percent
Very short 1 15 20 7 26 31
Short 20 15 20 37 30 30
Adequate 69 65 58 55 43 38
Surplus 10 5 2 1 1 2
VEGETABLES
Movement has slowed for most areas. Watermelon, tomatoes,
and okra were marketed last week.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern 'areas, pasture condition was
poor to excellent. Most pasture in Escambia and Santa Rosa coun-
ties continue in poor condition due to dry weather earlier in the
year. Most cattle were in fair to excellent condition. Pasture in the
central areas was poor to excellent. Afternoon thunderstorms have
benefitted pastures and rangeland in St. Johns County. The condi-
tion of the cattle was poor to excellent. In the southwestern areas,
pasture and range was in poor to excellent condition. In the past
two weeks, the summer rains have markedly improved the pasture,
condition. The cattle condition was poor to good. Statewide, the
cattle condition was poor to excellent, with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 0 5
Poor 5 20 5 20
Fair 40 45 40 40
Good 50 35 50 33
Excellent 5 0 5 2
CITRUS
Daily thunderstorms brought in the highest weekly totals of
rainfall so far this year. Ft. Pierce and Sebring both had over sixi
and one half inches for the week. Other weekly totals included over,
four inches in Immokalee and over three inches in Ona. Daily high
temperatures were mostly in the low 90s. Overall, the hot and wet
weather has assisted in deep soakings and moist soil which is ben-
eficial to the growth of boththe foliage and the new fruit. Next
year's fruit was progressing well, with oranges about golf ball size
and grapefruit up to baseball size. Production practices were on
schedule in all areas which included heavy summer spraying and
Psyllids control. Harvest was winding down; a few Valencias
remained, mostly in southern areas. Processing is expected to last
about one more week. Small amounts of fresh squeeze juice will
continue into August. Grapefruit utilization was relatively over
with a few thousand boxes of red varieties continuing to be
processed each week. Honey tangerine harvest was done for the
season.


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In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges NA 1 NA
Valencia oranges NA 3,106 NA
Grapefruit NA 15 NA
Honey tangerines NA 4 NA


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Your grill has great potential. Too often, though, we condemn it to a life of steak
and burger preparation when it could add seductive sizzle to appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts.


Make the grill work for you.
Toasters can't make ice cream. Blenders
won't bake potatoes. Your grill is differ-
ent. It's versatile, innovative and can per-
form a variety of functions. Use it to sear
a steak, steam vegetables or grill fruit for
dessert. Slow-cook ribs. Make a pizza.
The grill is one of the most diverse food
preparation tools available- and simply
put, grilling is fun. Perhaps it's the open
flame or the challenge of new burger-flip-
ping feats. Maybe it's the contrast of
mundane meal preparation and the free-
dom of the great outdoors. Regardless of
reason, Americans love to grill.

Grilling adds new
flavor to old favorites.
Pizza is delicious; grilled pizza is fabu-
lous. You'll enjoy this recipe that com-
bines grilled top sirloin with blue cheese,
tomatoes and basil. This is tantalizing
fare that appeals to the senses. Grill flank
steak and combine with beans, tomatoes,
onion and arugula or baby spinach in a
bean salad. You'll enjoy this tasty and
nutritious dish alone, or paired with
grilled pizza.
The next time you grill, be creative.
Experiment with ingredients. Try a new
recipe- Experience the thrill of the grill.

Practice safe grilling
* When lighting your grill, keep the top
open until you're sure it's lit.
* Always follow the grill manufacturer's
instructions and keep written materials
handy.
Use and store cylinders outdoors in an
upright position.
* Never store or use them indoors that
includes in garages, tents or sheds.
After grilling, turn the burner controls
off and close the cylinder valve.

Source: Propane Education Research Council


Cherry S'Mores
Makes 6 servings.


1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
12 graham cracker squares (2-1/2- inch squares)

Combine marshmallow creme, cherries and
chocolate chips; mix well. Place 6 of the graham
crackers on microwave-safe plate. Spoon heap-
ing tablespoons of marshmallow mixture on
each cracker. Top with remaining crackers.

Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100% power)
30 to 45 seconds, or until marshmallow mixture
is soft and warm.

NOTE: To prepare in conventional oven, place 6
of the graham crackers in an ovenproof baking
dish. Proceed as above. Bake in preheated 350
degree oven 2 to 3 minutes, or until marshmal-
low mixture is soft and warm.


Grilled Flank Steak with Bean Salad
Serves 4
1 X pound Certified Angus BeefI flank steak;
optional cuts sirloin or flat iron steak
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beanl drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch arugula or baby spinach, stems trimmed

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for 30 to 60 minutes.
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to desired doneness. Move to cutting board and
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remaining balsamic vinegar. Season to taste
with salt and pepper.
Spoon bean mixture onto four plates. Cut steak
crosswise into thin slices. Arrange slices on plates,
overlapping beef slightly. Top with arugula.
Nutritional Information per Serving. 325 Calories; 11g Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 80mg
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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


GREEN IS MEAN!
In my column "Brown Is Beautiful," I bragged shamelessly on
the brown grass in my lawn. I told how long I'd worked hard at not
doing anything to make it that color, and I described how lovely it
looked in the late afternoons in t'-. .-erie orange glow that often
precedes a storm.
I wrote about standing on the front porch with chill bumps run-
ning up and down my spine as I gazed in awe upon my spectacular
creation. Well, mine and God's creation I can't take all the cred-
it. It was He, after all, who made the grass in the first place, and it
was He who made the sky and put that magical orange glow in the
air those late afternoons that gave my lawn the golden-orange hue
that filled me with awesome wonder.
Little did I realize that God was about to reveal His mighty
power once again, and that the old saying about the best laid plans
of mice and men going awry was about to take on a deeper level of
meaning to me.
As I bragged on the lustrous beauty of my brown lawn, I also
described how dry it had been in Zolfo Springs for several weeks.
I admitted I didn't mow my yard often and that when I did, the dust
boiled up around me like rain clouds.
Several days before "Brown Is Beautiful" was published, from
mid-afternoon until twilight, I would hear the distant rumble of
thunder and occasionally get a vaguely familiar whiff of the sweet
scent of rain. Once or twice it actually sprinkled.
I began to wonder how long my lawn could maintain its brown
magnificence once the summer rains started.
Now I know.
Not long.
The very next afternoon after I'd filed "Brown Is Beautiful"
and sat complacently composing a sequel, a tremendous blast of
thunder shook my house, knocked my lights out and scared me half
to death; there had been no distant rumble or any warning lightning
flashes. Just the sudden, out-of-the-blue: BOOM!
I scurried around the house to all electrical outlets, unplugging
everything from the toaster to the TV, knowing even as I did so that
the damage was probably already done. Then, as the rain began to
go tat-tat-tat on the tin roof, I peeped out the back door. The entire
western sky was one gigantic thunderhead, and cats and dogs
began to hiss and meow and bark and howl as they poured from the
sky in buckets.
Lightning and more ear-splitting thunder crashes chased me
back inside, my tail tucked securely between my legs.
In an hour, the sun peeked out through silver linings of clouds
that still filled the sky, making my wet brown grass sparkle as if
hands-full of slivers of glass, or diamonds, had been cast upon it.
The next day I discovered small patches of green here and
there, and immediately began to mourn for my brown masterpiece
which was beginning to disappear before my very eyes.
That was two weeks ago. It has rained every day since. Now
my lawn is as green as all those that were watered and pampered
all through the dry season.
Not only is my grass green, it's also ankle-deep and growing
so fast that if I don't mow in a day or two I'll have to cut a path to
my front door.
Well, what can one do? When things happen beyond our con-
trol, we can either cry and shake our fists or invent a new slogan:
Brown might be beautiful, but green is mean!
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
mail.com or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.com


Cops For Christ
By Sgt. Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Associate Chaplain


RETIREMENT
Hello, again, to all my friends and readers. I have some news
to share with you. On June 30, I retired from the Sheriffs Office
after serving almost 20 years in Hardee County.
It was a very hard decision to make and came about unexpect-
edly, to say the least, but I know that thd Lord is leading me down
His path, not mine. When it first came about, I certainly questioned
it in a worldly sense but once I put that aside and prayed and lis-
tened to God's calling for my life, the decision was not hard at all.
I certainly thought it would be harder, but I have come to that point
in my career where my life expectations and goals have changed.
I have served Hardee County since 1989 and much has
changed in the Sheriffs Office since that time. I hate enjoyed a
great career and I hope that in my service to the community, in the
different roles I performed over the years, that I have made a posi-
tive impact in some citizen's life.
I realize it is time to move on and follow God's will for my
life. In times like this, we can cloud our minds with worldly desires
and aspirations concerning ourselves with positions, titles and
power. We fail to realize that it is all worldly, because in God's eyes
we are all considered royalty. We are sons of God, in Romans 8:17:
"Now if we are children, then we are heirs heirs of God and co-
heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that-
we may also share in His glory."
Co-heirs with Christ Wow! Isn't that awesome? No matter
where you work, what job you have, you are royalty and you are
heir to the King of Kings! Think about it: It takes all of us doing
the jobs we do to make the world function. We all cannot be the
boss and we all cannot be the laborer, but it certainly doesn't mean
either is any more or any less important.
Society has placed worldly status on people "making it," so
that some people are made to feel less important than others
because of rank, title or position. Look at the position of sheriff, the
most powerful law enforcement officer in the county, but by legal
definition he and his deputies (and I am formerly one) are really
only mere servants! Servants of the people.
So, are they any more important than a servant anywhere else?
Of course not. They just have different responsibilities. This same
concept applies to commissioners, the governor, business owners,
etc.
What would happen if all the people in this world that society
sometimes labels less-important would stop working? What if
waitresses/waiters,' hotel workers, truck drivers, delivery men, sec-
retaries, just didn't show up for work? How important would they
be then? Could any business function without them? I think not!
My point is that we are the same in God's eyes, with different
gifts, and that is what makes the world function. We all cannot be
the same; that would actually be boring.
God has given me more spiritual gifts over the years I have
served Hardee County, and now I am following God's plan. I have,
learned so much about life and about myself as an officer that I can
now use that to be an impact in another area of life. I hope to con-
tinue my ministry work through this column under the new title of
"Soldier of Christ."
I ask you to pray for your law enforcement officers, the mili-
tary and all of our officials, that their lives be protected daily and
'that they use God's wisdom, not the world's, to protect and serve.
I want to thank my friends and brothers and sisters in arms.
God's blessing and God's wisdom is what I pray for all of you.


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Q: What's the nutritional
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A: Artichokes are very high
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The Squeezin' s
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers


CONCERNS ABOUND AS SEASON ENDS
The 2007-08 citrus season is grinding to a close. As tempera-
tures rise, fruit harvest slows.
There are over three million boxes of valencia oranges yet to
be picked, which is concerning. Processing plants are closing and
harvesting personnel are leaving. Guest workers are due back in
their country of origin, and other harvesters are moving to areas in
the United States where temperatures are more temperate.
Growers are providing reports of slowed harvest due to limit-
ed delivery schedules, as well as reports of suspended harvest due
to storage shortages.
There is a reported 133 million gallons of frozen orange-juice
concentrate in storage to date. This is an increase of 54 million
gallons, or 65 percent, over the past year. "Not From Concentrate"
orange-juice inventories are currently at 315 million gallons, an
increase over the 263 million gallons, or 83 percent, in inventory
from this week last year. These increases are a direct result of the
decline in consumer juice demand. Experts point to an increase in
consumer juice prices as the reason for slowed demand.
Some contend the reduction could also be from reduced mar-
'keting efforts after years of reduced marketing funding. The
Florida Department of Citrus, which used grower funds collected
through a mandatory tax, has seen continuing reduction in its mar-
keting budget due to smaller crops produced from a multitude of
reasons, from hurricane damage to disease pressure.
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Increases in product levels in storage ending this season is
causing concern regarding grower prices to be offered for the 2008-
09 season. It is doubtful starting the season with a high inventory
can produce favorable grower prices.
Meanwhile, another tough issue continues to work its way
through local government: how to properly regulate farmworker
housing in Hardee County. It seems there is a consensus among
Hardee County citizens supporting the citrus industry, and agree-
ing the guest worker program is necessary.
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differing types of farmworker housing. Testimony at public hear-
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established federal guest worker program. The program as legislat-
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PAGE ONE


Impact Fees: Roads


More Potholes, Less Mowing


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the third in a series of
articles on impact fees and their
effect on the community.
The fourth delay in imple-
menting impact fees could haz-
ard the future of roads in
Hardee County. Implementa-
tion of impact fees is extended
to at least January 2009.
Most new and repaved roads
in the county are completed
with state dollars in programs
such as SCOP (Small Counties
Outreach Program) and SCRAP
(Small Counties Road Assist-
ance Program.
SCOP funding for this year is
completing Phase I of resurfac-
ing of Florida Avenue (from
Carlton Street to SR 64). Along
with that contract, county crews
are doing some ditching, berms
and other off-road work to
make the widening of that road
smoother.
The county has been advised
it will receive $1.7 million
SCOP dollars for 08-09 to com-
plete Florida Avenue all the
way north to its intersection
with U.S. 17.
Another $2.1 million road
grant will widen Steve Roberts
Special to two 10-foot lanes
wherever possible. A couple of
portions cannot be expanded
more than 17 feet. There are at
least 13 culvert crossings on the
10.9 miles of road.
The third will fund widing
and paving for two 10-foot
lanes on College Hill Road 2.5
miles from SR 62 to CR 664. It


will include three culvert cross-
ings.
But, that's the bulk of long-
range roadwork planned in the
county, although Dallas
McClellan and Moffitt roads
mad be done with the five-cent
option gas tax revenues.
It takes about $870,000 for
each mile of newly constructed
road and about $500,000 a mile
for resurfacing. There is also
the cost of maintenance, regular
grading and new shell on dirt
roads, and mowing and other
maintenance on both unpaved
and paved roads.
What cannot be considered is
the costs of upgrading roads
when the level of service drops
drastically because of the addi-
tion of new homes. Impact fees
are designed to absorb or help
pay for these costs.
Developer agreements will
attempt to put a dollar amount
on the cost of improving roads
to meet the increased traffic of
new residences and businesses.
For instance, in the Vandolah
Rural Center, there will be a
need to improve Vandolah
Road, a minor collector, and CR
663 (Ona-Fort Green Road), a
major collector, for traffic from
the new homes and businesses
fronting these roads.
The huge Shadowlawn devel-
opment west of Bowling Green
will greatly affect Poole Road.
That issue will be decided dur-
ing the Development of Reg-
ional Impact report before the
Central Florida Regional Plann-
ing Council, which reviews


such major subdivision.
Similarly, the newly approv-
ed Lemon Grove community of
over 600 homes will impact SR
64, but also create the need for
turn lanes and upgrades on
Maude and Resthaven Roads.
If Ridge Estates is construct-
ed on the north and east sides of;
Torrey Road, that will require
expansion to two 10-foot lanes.
In the same way, Torrey Groves
will include an extension of
Bostick Road to the east side of
U.S. 17, at least partially paid
for by the businesses and homes
to be placed there.
The 2,000-plus residents ex-
pected at Tenfold at the inter-
section of South Florida Avenue
and SR 64, will affect not only
those two roads, but U.S. 17,
SR 66 and smaller roads.
Developer agreements will
only partially pay for the new
and upgraded roads. The bal-
ance is supposed to be met by
impact fees, a portion of which
is set aside for roads. Consider-
ing the cost per mile, impact
fees need to be accumulated
toward the future need antici-
pated by growth.
Polk and Highlands counties
and city of Lakeland recently
increased their impact fees by
as much as five percent, saying
the quality of life, including
road improvements, should not
be borne by taxpayers but by
the growth necessitating them.
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Participating in CFs annual review on May 8 before the Hardee County Commission
were, from left, Richard Ghent, director of environmental affairs; Gary Blitch,
Superintendent of environmental affairs; David Gossett, technical services manager;
Nick Katzaras, general manager; and Randy Selgrad, corporate treasurer

CF Mined 3.2 Million Tons

Of Phosphate Rock In 2007


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
CF has 171 employees and
produced 3.23 million tons of
phosphate in 2007, general
manager Nick Katzaras told the
Hardee County Commission
recently.
The company achieved a
safety record of three safe
years, reaching one million safe
work hours last July.
CF projects mining 3.67 mil-
lion tons of phosphate in 2008,
said Katzaras.
Of CF's employees 118, or 69
percent, live in Hardee County,
including 25 of 42 management
positions. The payroll impact is
$12.4 million plus 150 contrac-
tors. The average employee
earns $71,000,, said Katzaras.
CF paid county ad valorem
taxes of $1.8 million in 2006
and 2007. CF paid severance
taxes to the state of $6.9 million
in 2006, $5.5 million in 2007,
and projects $7.1, million in
2008, plus a surcharge of $2.5
million in 2008, he said.
Kenny Miller, maintenance
and land acquisition manager,
said CF owns about 800 acres
of citrus groves.
Technical service manager
David Gossett said CF mined
382 acres in 2007. CF pumped
49 percent of its permitted


water use from deep wells and
recycled 97-1/2 percent of its
water used. He said only 2-1/2
percent of CF's water use in
2007 was pumped from wells.
Rainfall was only 33 inches
in 2006 and 37 inches in 2007.
CF discharged 338 million gal-
lons of water in 2007 and
accepted 222 million gallons of
treated wastewater from the city
of Wauchula.
Environmental affairs manager
Gary Blitch said SWFWMD in
November reduced CF's water
permit by 1.2 million gallons a
day. CF has reclaimed 535 acres
through 2007 and in the next 18
months will reclaim about
1,500 acres.
CF treasurer Randy Selgrad
said CF has a $28 million clay
settling area and has $50 mil-
lion in insurance.
CF in 2007 had $2.7 billion in
sales and had net earnings of
$372.7 million. CF has $861
million in cash and invest-
ments, with net cash of $550
million and a net worth of $1.2
billion.
In 2006 CF had sales of $2
billion and net earnings of
$33.3 million.
"The next several years look
good," said Selgrad.
CF issued stock to the public
in August 2005 at $16 a share.


In early May CF stock was trad-
ing at about $140 a share.
CF environmental affairs
director Richard Ghent said in
December 2003 the Hardee
County Commission approved
a planned CF Aquifer Recharge
and Recovery Project that
would recharge 2 to 4 million
gallons of water a day into the
Florida aquifer. There will be a
400-acre reservoir and water
treatment by two wetlands and
a sand filler. ,
There will be a two-year trial
period before the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection will let the water be
injected into the Florida aquifer.
Ghent said the water will
meet drinking water standards
and said the project may be
operational by 2011. The pro-
ject then would be operated by
SWFWMD.
"This is a good project," said
county commission chairman
Dale Johnson.
Ghent said CF gets 800,000
to 1.2 million gallons of treated
wastewater a day from the city
of Wauchula.
The commission approved
the annual report and allowed
CF to use 3.6 acres to construct
and operate a pipeline to reduce
1.5 miles of pumping distance.


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Hardee


SCHOLARSHIP EARNERS


Living


Shayman To Compete

In Citrus Bowl


COURTESY PHOTO
Four members of Hardee Senior High School's Class of 2008 recently received a full tuition scholarship covering two
years at any Florida community college and then two years at any state college or university. This scholarship is
awarded by the Take Stock In Children program sponsored through South Florida Community College and serving
surrounding counties. Students become involved in this program in the sixth grade, and must maintain good grades
and attendance, remain drug-free, refrain from criminal activity, and meet once each week with their community
mentors through their senior year. Hardee County recipients are Christina Gonzales, Samantha Hagans, Adam
Juarez and Veronica Narvaez. Gonzales, Hagans and Narvaez completed the program while jump-starting their col-
lege education by dual-enrolling at SFCC. All recipients are pictured above celebrating completion of the program
at the annual luncheon in Sebring at Outback Steakhouse.


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Jesse,
We didn't know that evening that God was going
to call you home.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we'll do the
same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you didn't I
go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God
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You left us wonderful memories, your love is still
our guide; and though we cannot see you, you'll
always be at our side.
We miss you every second of everyday and you'll
never be forgotten; we'll live with you in our
hearts forever
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the
same, but with patience, as God calls us one by
one, the chain will link and we'll see you again.


Happy 21st birthday Jesse! You are loved and
i, missed very much.
Love,
Nanny, Papa, Charlie, Miranda, Mitzi, Dennis,
Teresa, Marina, Gayle, Amy, John,
and many other family and friends


A brother son, and friend to all
Who had to leave us when he was called
You will never be forgotten or never lost
Because in our hearts, you were the biggest cost
The memories and adventures will rnrfv on forever


1 i 11.*- *ner*nL /ries LU a ent wi t e ca ry o ever
Of you being funny and of you being clever
And sooner or later we will see you again
Jesse Gerard, our brother, son, and friend.
By Miranda Powell 8
In loving memory of Jesse Gerard on his 21st birthday


Local Students Get

Honors At SFCC


Several Hardee County stu-
dents have proven to be high
achievers at South Florida
Community College this past
spring term.
Students receiving a semester
grade-point average between
3.8 and 4.0 are named to the
SFCC President's List.
Bowling Green students
named to that list include
Ashlee Abbott, Ramona Camp-
os and Julie Guzman; Wauchula
students are Jessica Banda,
Michael Miller, Sherri Mimbs
and Stephanie Steger; and Zolfo
Springs student Maria Rodri-


guez was also named to the list.
Students receiving a semester
grade-point average of 3.5 to
3.79 are named to the Vice
President's List.
Bowling Green student Steve
Ramirez met these require-
ments alongside Wauchula stu-
dents Jessica Baker, Robert
Cole, Kelli Croft, Dawn Davis,
Brenda Farmer, Sheena Hays,
Michael Holt, Eric Jameson and
Ryan Matthews.
Zolfo Springs student
Melissa Hollon was named to
the Vice President's List as well
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Indianapolis, Ind., which is the
oldest and most prestigious
marching band adjudication
association in the United States.
Having been founded in 1955,
she is the youngest member in
the history of the association
after being selected for mem-
bership in 2007 at the age of 21.
Shayman will be a senior in
August at the University of
North Florida in Jacksonville,
where she is majoring in com-
munity health and physical
therapy.
She is a member of the
Honors College, University
Scholars Honors Society,
Golden Key International
Honor Society, and Habitat for
Humanity and has made the
dean's list in all six semesters
she has been a student there.
She is also group fitness direc-
tor for the university, instruct-
ing instructors under her super-
vision.
She is the daughter of Bob
and Linda Shayman of Wau-
chula. She graduated from
Hardee Senior High School in
2005.

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Carla Shayman will be com-
peting at the Citrus Bowl in
Orlando this Saturday at 7 p.m.
when Drum Corps International
hosts its first Florida regional
competition in six years.
Fifteen world class drum
corps from around the country
will be competing as part of the
Summer Music Games, which
will culminate with more than
80 corps competing in the
world championships at the
University of Indiana on August
4-9. Shayman is competing for
the seventh and final year in her
career, as she "ages" out after
this year's competition tour.
As a member of the color
guard, she spent two years com-
peting with the "Kiwanis Kava-
liers" out of Kitchener, Ontario,
Canada, two years with "Spirit"
from Jacksonville, Ala., and the
past three years with the nine-
time world champion "Cadets"
out of Allentown, Pa., which
finished second at last year's
world championships. With all
three groups, Shayman was
selected as the "Rookie of the
Year" in her first year with each
drum corps. .
The Cadets will compete in
48 shows this summer, travel-
ing through 36 states and over
32,000 miles. Members
rehearse 10 to 16 hours each
day while sleeping on gym
floors and receiving their meals
out of the corps' kitchen, which
is situated on an eighteen-
wheeler; no motels, restaurants
or days off for drum corps'
members for three months!
In addition to her drum corps
activities, Shayman works a
choreographer, drill designer,
instructor and consultant for
many high school marching
bands ad color guards in
Florida, Georgia and South
Carolina.
She is a certified marching
band judge with the Central


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80TH BIRTHDAY!


LOCAL U.S. DIPLOMAT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Jack Smith of Wauchula on May 21 celebrated his 80th birthday with a lunch at the
Double J Restaurant in Wauchula. Celebrating the occasion (from left) are Bart Barton,
Judy Wilson, Smith and Grady Johnson. Smith works as a citrus grower and cattle
rancher.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

WHEN WE ARE TREATED BADLY,
Life is full of contacts with other people. Many are pleasant..
Some are downright miserable. We are tempted to believe that hap-
piness consists of collecting relationships with nice people while
avoiding the others.
But Jesus never did this. Jesus accepted the people His Father
sent along, and He worked hard to make them better. He even
accepted disciples like Judas and dared to make him treasurer of
the group (John 12:6).
Jesus was available to all kinds of folks, even the ones who
hated Him and were planning His death. Certainly we might expect
that He would avoid these people. But He treated them equally and
never forced anyone to accept His message. He spoke the truth and
left His listeners to make their own decisions.
Jesus could afford to treat His enemies with kindness because
He knew that the day was coming when His Father would honor
every word He had spoken. Unburdened by the task of justifying
Himself, He was free to pour out grace and truth upon all who
would receive it.
So, what do we do when others treat us badly?
The Scriptures are clear: "Let this mind be in you which was
also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2;5). Christians can dare to be
different because they have in their hearts this same Jesus. Is He
able to live His own life through them?
You can be sure of it!

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beginning
Sunday, July 13 thru
Tuesday, July 15
Reverend Billy is a native of Hardee County and a graduate
of Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He is the founder of
ProjectMercy.com, which delivers medical, food and
educational supplies to third world countries.
Pastor J.W. Miller invites you to come and be our guest as
Reverend Billy Newell ministers in song and word during
these special services.

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Hardee Grad
Heads To
Med School
Michelle Miller has recently
been accepted to the Florida
State University College of
Medicine.
Miller is a 2003 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School,
where she was ranked third in
her class. She earned a bache-
lor's degree in psychology in
2007 from Florida State Uni-
versity.
Miller will pursue the med-
ical field this fall.
The College of Medicine's
Admission Committee sent
Miller a letter of acceptance and
congratulations in February,
where they expressed their
belief in her ability and confi-
dence that she "will be an out-
standing representative of the
Florida State College of Medi-
cine."
Miller is the daughter of
Joseph Miller and Charlotte
Edwards of Lakeland and the
granddaughter of Eleanor
Franks of Wauchula and Dick
and Rita Miller of Lakeland.


Miller


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Wauchula native Richard Nicholson is employed by the U.S. State Department as an
American diplomat in Kenya, Africa. He will complete a two-year assignment in mid-
2009 and then be transferred to another foreign U.S. embassy. He lives with his wife,
Judi, and two young children. The son of Charles and Penny Nicholson, former own-
ers of Nicholson Supply Co. Ace Hardware, he spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club last
week. The young family lives in U.S. Mission Nairobi, which is the capital of Kenya,
which has 38 million residents. There are 19 U.S. federal agencies there, with 850 U.S.
employees. About 55 to 60 work for the U.S. State Department. Nicholson works main-
ly in visitor visa applications. Many Kenyans want to visit the United States, and there
are 10,000 Americans living in Kenya, one of the more politically stable countries in
Africa. Nicholson has interviewed 8,712 people seeking visas. Shown (from left) are
club President Steven Southwell, Richard Nicholson, Kenneth Hunt and Charles
Nicholson.


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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cruz,
Wauchula, a seven pound 13
ounce son, Colton Diego, born
May 1, 2008, Regency Medical
Center, Winter. Haven. Mrs.
Cruz is the former Nicole
Pridgen. Maternal grandparents
are Ron Pridgen of Lake Placid
and Tammy Nicholson of
Bowling Green. Maternal great-
grandparents are Billy and
Hazel Nicholson of Bowling
Green, and Ron and Sophie
Pridgen of North Carolina.
Paternal grandparents are Rudy
and Virginia Cruz of Wauchula.
Paternal great-grandmother is
Hortencia Cruz of Wauchula.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


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Caroline was diagnosed with Stage 2 Large B-Cell Lymph-
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trips to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa. Caroline -
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"I am going to get better because God is going to make me
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These are the words of a child with great faith. She is taking that I
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Pastor Bob Bates and the Apostolic Lighthouse Church Family along with Gloria, of
Gloria's Restaurant in Bowling Green, will be sponsoring a fundraiser by selling
BBQ Dinners on Saturday, Aug. 2,2008 outside of Gloria's Restaurant beginning at
11 a.m. All proceeds go to help with the family's expenses. For more information or
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 252008DR000034

IN RE: TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL-RIGHTS PENDING
GRANDPARENT ADOPTION OF

C.T. DOB: 12/02/1999
R.M. DOB: 06/14/2002
C.M. DOB: 11/04/2003
V.M. DOB: 10/20/2004
Minor Children.

PETITION TO TERMINATE
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
GRANDPARENT ADOPTION
Petitioners, Jose L. Torres, Sr.
and Aurella M. Torres, being duly
sworn, petition this Court for ter-
mination of the parental rights of
Aurelia Torres, Ramon Martinez,
and Jose Oscar Rodriguez, pend-
Ing adoption of the above-named
minor children by the grandpar-
ents under Chapter 63, Florida
Statutes, and allege:
I. PETITION TO TERMINATE
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
ADOPTION
GENERAL ALLEGATIONS
1. This is an action for termina-
tion of parental rights of Aurelia
Torres, Ramon Martinez, and
Jose Oscar Rodriguez, pending
adoption of the minor children by
their grandparents, whose names
and address are Jose L. Torres,
Sr. and Aurella M. Torres, 3222 E.
Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873.
This case is being filed In the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial'
Circuit, In and for Hardee County
located at 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The tele-
phone number of the division of
the circuit court where this peti-
tion is filed is (863) 773-4174.
2. The minor children subject
to this petition are:
a. C.T., female, d.o.b.
12/02/1999, born at Lakeland, FL;
b. R.M., male, d.o.b.
06/14/2002, born at Bartow, FL;
c. C.M., female, d.o.b.
11/04/2003, born at Sebring, FL;
and
d. V.M., female, d.o.b.
10/20/2004, born at Sebring, FL.
3. The minor children have
been known by all of the following
names (not to Include the adop-
tive name to be known by):
a. C.T.;
b. R.M.;
c. C.M.; and
d. V.M..
4. ALLEGATIONS UNDER THE
UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY
JURISDICTION ACT.
a. The current address of
the minor children is:
i. 3222 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, FL 33873
b. The minor children's' res-
idences for the past five years
have been:
3222 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, FL 33873
c. The persons with whom
the minor children have resided
in the past five years are the
grandparents and the aunt.
d.The grandparents have pre-
viously participated in a depend-
ency proceeding involving the
minor children.
e. The grandparents do not
know of any other pending court
proceedings involving custody,
divorce, mental health, delin-
quency, or crimes Involving the
minor children.
f. The grandparents do not
know of any other parties who
have or claim to have physical
custody, visitation, or paternity
rights to the minor children other
than Respondents.
g. The grandparents will
inform the Court of any relevant
information regarding any other
proceeding as it becomes known
to the grandparents.
5. The following are the names
and addresses of persons whose
consent to the adoption is
required, but who have not con-
sented:
a. Ramon Martinez; address
unknown; and
b. Jose Oscar Rodriguez;
address unknown.
COUNT ONE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF AURELIA TORRES
6. Petitioners reallege para-
graphs 1 through 5 as though
fully set forth herein.
7. Aurelia Torres is the biologi-
cal mother of the children at
issue, C.T., d.o.b. 12/02/1999;
R.M., d.o.b. 06/14/2002; C.M.,
d.o.b. 11/04/2003; and V.M., d.o.b.
10/20/2004.
8. The grounds for termination
of parental rights are:
a. Aurelia Torres has execut-
ed a valid consent that has not
been withdrawn. The consent Is
attached to this petition.
b. The minor children have
lived the majority of their lives
with the Petitioners. The minor
children rely for their sole sup-
port upon the Petitioners.
WHEREFORE, Petitioners
requests this Court enter a Final
Judgment of Termination of
Parental Rights Pending Adoption


of the Minor Children by the
Grandparents and terminating the
parental rights of Aurelia Torres.
COUNT TWO
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF RAMON MARTINEZ
9. Petitioners reallege para-
graphs 1 through 5 as though
fully set forth herein.
10. Ramon Martinez Is the bio-
logical father of the minor chil-
dren, R.M., d.o.b. 06/14/2002;
C.M., d.o.b. 11/04/2003; and V.M.,
d.o.b. 10/20/2004.
11. The grounds for termina-
tion of parental rights are:
a. Ramon Martinez has
abandoned the minor children,
R.M., d.o.b. 06/14/2002; C.M.,
d.o.b. 11/04/2003; and V.M., d.o.b.
10/20/2004, within the meaning of
Section 63.032 (1) Florida
Statutes. Ramon Martinez does
not support the children, has


failed to hold communication with
the children, and in all respects
has failed to evince a settled pur-
pose to assume all parental
duties for the minor children.
b. Ramon Martinez has lost
custody of the minor children as a
result of his failure to perform the
tasks of a case plan previously
ordered by the Court in depend-
ency case number 252005-DP-
000330.
12. The actions of R.M. de-
monstrate a willful disregard for
the safety and welfare of the chil-
dren.
13. Ramon Martinez has been
well able to financially support
the children but has failed to do
so.
14. Though requested to so,
and while having the ability to do
so, Ramon Martinez failed to pro-
vide medical treatment for the
children.
15. At all times material hereto
Ramon Martinez has been well
able to provide financial support
to the children, has been well
able to communicate with the
children, but has failed and / or
refuse to do so despite being
requested to do so and despite
being notified of his paternity of
these children.
16. Based upon the foregoing,
the Court should find that Ramon
Martinez has abandoned the chil-
dren within the meaning of Sec-
tion 63.032 (1) Florida Statutes,
and otherwise pursuant to Sec-
tion 63.089 (4) Florida Statutes.
WHEREFORE, Petitioners re-
quests the Court terminate the
parental rights of Ramon Martinez
as to the minor children, R.M.,
d.o.b. 06/14/2002; C.M., d.o.b.
11/04/2003; and V.M., d.o.b.
10/20/2004.
COUNT THREE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF JOSE OSCAR
RODRIGUEZ
17. Petitioners realleges para-
graphs 1 through 5 as though
fully set forth herein.
18. Jose Oscar Rodriguez is
the biological father of the minor
child at Issue, C.T., d.o.b.
12/02/1999.
19. The grounds for termina-
tion of parental rights are:
a. Jose Oscar Rodriguez
has abandoned the minor child,
C.T., d.o.b. 12/02/1999, within the
meaning of Section 63.032 (1)
Florida Statutes. Jose Oscar
Rodriguez does not support the
child, has failed to hold communi-
cation with the child, and in all
respects has failed to evince a
settled purpose to assume all
parental duties for the minor
child.
b. Jose Oscar Rodriguez
has lost custody of the minor
child as a result of his failure to
perform the tasks of a case plan
previously ordered by the Court
in case number 252005-DP-
000330.
20. The actions of Jose Oscar
Rodriguez demonstrate a willful
disregard for the safety and wel-
fare of the child.
21. Jose Oscar Rodriguez has
been well able to financially sup-
port the child but has failed to do
so.
22. Though requested to so,
and while having the ability to do
so, Jose Oscar Rodriguez failed
to provide medical treatment for
the child, and failed and / or
refused to provide medical treat-
ment or prenatal treatment for the
child's mother during pregnancy.
23. At all times material hereto
Jose Oscar Rodriguez has been
well able to provide financial sup-
port to the child, has been well
able to communicate with the
child, but has failed and / or
refuse to do so despite being
requested to do so and despite
being notified of his paternity of
this child.
24. Based upon the foregoing,
the Court should find that Jose
Oscar Rodrlguez has abandoned
the child within the meaning of
Section 63.032 (1) Florida Stat-
utes, and otherwise pursuant to
Section 63.089 (4) Florida
Statutes.
WHEREFORE, Petitioners re-
quests the Court terminate the
parental rights of Jose Oscar
Rodriguez as to the minor child,
C.T., d.o.b. 12/02/1999.
II. INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT
AFFIDAVIT
Petitioners, Jose L. Torres, Sr.
and Aurelia M. Torres, being duly
sworn, certify the following state-
ments are true:
25. Upon information and
belief the minor children, C.T.,
d.o.b. 12/02/1999; R.M., d.o.b.
06/14/2002; C.M., d.o.b.
11/04/2003; and V.M., d.o.b.
10/20/2004, who are subject to
this proceeding, are not Indian
children and the Indian Child
Welfare Act does not apply to this
proceeding.

Aurella M. Torres
Petitioner
Jose L. Torres, Sr.
Petitioner

Robin H. Stevenson
Robin H. Stevenson
Florida Bar No. 0977470
Attorney for Petitioners
1165 E. Maln St.


Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-9138
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"War babies" is a slang
term for the stocks and
bonds of corporations in
the defense industry.

Doubly rich Is the man still
boyish enough to play,
laugh and sing as he car-
ries and emanates sun-
shine along a friendly
road.
-Charles R. Wiers


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

Case No.: 252008DR000034

IN RE: TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
GRANDPARENT ADOPTION OF

C.T. DOB: 12/02/1999
R.M. DOB: 06/14/2002
C.M. DOB: 11/04/2003
V.M. DOB: 10/20/2004
Minor Children.


SUMMONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE
To Each Sheriff of the State:
YOU ARE COMMANDED to serve
this Summons and a copy of the
Petition to Terminate Parental
Rights Pending Grandparent
Adoption in this action on the
Respondent by delivering service
to:
Jose Oscar Rodriguez
United States of Mexico
Each Respondent is required to
serve written defenses to the
Complaint on Robin H. Steven-
son, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 1165 E. Main St.,
Bartow, FL 33830, within twenty
(20) days after service of this
Summons on that Respondent,
exclusive of the day of service,
and to file the original of the
defenses with the clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
-thereafter. If a Respondent fails
to do so, a default will be entered
against that Respondent for the
relief demanded on the
Complaint.

DATED: 1-15-08

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow FL 33830,
Phone 863/534-4000 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800/955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800/955-8770, via Florida
Relay. 7:3-24c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 252008CP000056
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GERALD LEE CONROY, deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GERALD LEE CONROY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
April 24,2008, and whose social
security number is 263-34-0117, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 1749, Wau-
chula, FL 33873-1749. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and 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 required to be
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE 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 THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

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

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 3, 2008.

Personal Representative:
JOHN P. CONROY
305 Goose Point
Spring City, Tn 37381

Attorney for Personal


Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
7:3-10c


Happiness cannot be trav-
eled to, owned, earned,
worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual
experience of living every
minute with love, grace
and gratitude.
-Denis Waitley


We can do no great things,
only small things with
great love.
-Mother Teresa



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

Case No. 252008CA000231
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
RO. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873

Plaintiff,
vs.
JACK B. GARLIT and JACKIE C.
GARLIT, husband and wife
323 Melendy Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO FLORIDA STATUTES
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to an SUMMARY FINAL JUDG-
MENT OF FORECLOSURE AND
AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S FEES
dated July 2, 2008, in the above
styled cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
front steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, at
11:00 A.M. on July 30, 2008, the
following described property as
set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES, to wit:

Lots 4,5, and 6 of Mrs.
L.E.A. Hagstrom
Subdivision, the same
known as Lot W, Block 7, of
Kayton & Maddox Addition
to the Town of Wauchula,
as per the map or plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 51, of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as:

Lots 4,5,and 6, inclusive, of
Mrs. L.E.A. Hagstrom
Subdivision, according to
the map or plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 51 (Hardee County
Plats recorded in DeSoto
County) and Plat Bar A-39,
all of the Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida,
being a replat of Lot W,
Block 7, of Keyton and
Maddox West End Addition
to Wauchula, Florida,
according the map or plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 194 (Hardee
County Plats recorded in
Desoto County) and Plat
Bar A-9, all of the Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida

Dated this 2 day of July, 2008.

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

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of Court's Office
Administrator at 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870-3701, telephone
(863) 773-4174, no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida Relay
Services at (800) 955-8770.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
7:10, 17c


Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


A JULY 4TH TO REMEMBER
I'm sure we all had some memorable celebrations this past July
4th fireworks, a parade, a family gathering or barbecue.
But July 4, 1826, will forever be unique. On that day John
Adams anl Thomas Jefferson died.
That two of our founding fathers should die on the same day,
and that the day happened to be the 50th anniversary of the procla-
mation of the Declaration of Independence, was too much of a
coincidence for people of the young American nation to handle.
From President John Quincy Adams on down, they saw in it the
hand of God.
And who is to say that they were wrong?
It was a time that America was on the move. The nation's for-
mative years were in the past, and highways and trails heading west'
were packed with travelers. Lewis and Clark had reached the
Pacific, Zebulon Pike had explored the peak in Colorado that still
bears his name, and Adams had lived to see his son become presi-
dent.
Jefferson and Adams, both original signers of the Declaration
but old political rivals, had mellowed with the years. When the
House of Representatives resolved an electoral deadlock by select-
ing John Quincy Adams as the sixth U.S. president, Jefferson
promptly wrote a note of congratulations to the father.
"Nights of rest to you and days of tranquility are the wishes I
tender you," said the Virginian. Adams was no less effusive in his
reply: "Every line from you exhilarates my spirits and gives me a
glow of pleasure ... I look back with rapture to those golden days
when Virginia and Massachusetts lived and acted together like
brothers."
The district of Washington and all the young nation looked for-
ward eagerly to the 50th anniversary of independence and, natural-
ly, both Adams and Jefferson were invited to attend celebrations -
Adams in Boston, Jefferson in the capital. Both had to decline for
health reasons.
Both men were determined to live until the anniversary despite
rapidly failing health. "Is it the Fourth?" Jefferson asked from his,
deathbed at his home in Monticello, Va., on the evening of July 3.
His doctor who replied "it soon will be" -- said those were his
final words. He died early in the afternoon of July 4. That noon-
time in Massachusetts, a dying Adams awoke briefly to say,
"Thomas Jefferson survives." He died at about 6 p.m. at the age of
90. Jefferson was 83.
Page Smith, in his two-volume book "John Adams," said that
President John Quincy Adams saw in the coincidence "the visible
and palpable marks of divine favor," and that Americans as a whole
"were struck into an outpouring of wonder and astonishment."
He continued: "In that extraordinary moment, America some-
how came of age."
As I said, there has never since been a Fourth of July quite like
it.
For a free copy of "All God's Children," write: The Christophers,
5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail: mail@christo-
phers.org. .





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**** NOTICE ****

Notice is hereby given that, as per Chapter 116.21, Florida Statutes, the following monies
will be paid to the Hardee County Clerk of Courts Fine & Forfeiture fund, unless claim is
made on or before September 1, 2008, and same shall be declared forfeited to Hardee
County Clerk of Courts.


David Turner ................ .$
Gerald Turner ................ .$
Island Title Services ........... .$
Whitmire Air Conditioning .. : ... .$
Richard A VanSteenbergh .......$
Carleton W. Barry ............. .$
W ilfredo Martinez ............. .$
Steven Martinez .............. .$
University of Florida ........... .$
Dievjuste Litis ................ .$
Jese Naizki Encarnacion ........ $
Guaden Gonzalez ............ .$
Cam ilia Luna ................ .$
Aslyn B. Millington ............ .$
Lon Casebolt ................ .$
Jean Bernard Jean-Baptiste ......$
Juan Carlos Vazquez .......... .$
Francisca Hernandez Salgado . .$
Thomas R. Scott Miller ......... .$
Joe Arnold Llerena ............ .$
Robbyn Shunta Chery .......... .$
Heather Lang ................ .$
B in Li .................. .$
Cidro Hernandez ............. .$
Super Skate ................. .$
Miguel Cornejo .............. .$
Anthony Paul Brereton ......... .$


281.76
281.76
19.00
5.00
12.50
50.00
27.00
10.80
15.00
22.50
8.15
5.50
66.00
74.50
10.80
115.00
7.50
13.00
7.50
10.00
18.00
125.00
22.50
10.00
464.82
5.50
10.00


Shawn D. Group ....
Johnny R. Redding .
Juan Coronado ......
Justin L. Hays .......
Lisa F Manley .......
Barbara Maulding ....
Bertha A. Zamora .....
Virginia E. Carlton ....
George I Page . . .
Daniel A. Patterson .
Maria Perez Hernandez
Gerardo Sansuan .....
Juan F. Torres-Barajas
Juan Molina Hernandez
Guadalup Jiminez ....
Juan Ventura ...... .
Aurelia Tepetlanco ....
Maria Delacruz Reyna
Manual Izaguirre . .
Ramon Martinez ......
Gilberto Ramirez .....
George L. Maldonado
Ernesto Perez .......
Miguel Fuentes-Damian
Ricardo Perez .......
Alberto Hernandes ....


. . . . . .$ 15.00
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. . . . .$ 145.43
. . . . . .$ 265.00
. . . . . .$ 45.00
S. . . $ 15.00
. . . . . .$1,000.00
. . . . . .$ 500.00
. . . . . .$ 250.00
. . . . . .$ 500.00
. . . . . .$ 170.00
. . . . . .$ 45.00
. . . . . .$ 250.0d
. . . . . .$ 170.00
. . . . . .$ 35.00
. . . . .$ 170.00
. . . . . .$ 77.50
. . . . . .$ 170.00


Persons having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion of them shall file
their written claims with the Clerk of the Court of Hardee County having custody of such
funds within the time specified by the notice and shall make sufficient proof to the clerk
of their ownership and upon so doing shall be entitled to receive any part of the moneys
so claimed. 7:1Oc




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ABOUT ... Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


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CB Home on 2 1/2 acres, 2,000 sq ft -1,800 heated,
lots of tile. High & Dry. Only 3 minutes from town.
REDUCED Asking $175,000.
REDUCED 3BR, 3B, 2 AC. --$+I0fL $219,900.
Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 B on 5.7 acres near Manatee Co. line. $449,000.
Call Cindy. "


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c. 5, $75,000.
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Vale ac. beautiful oaks,


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2 BR, 2 B,4M W eirfrc
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$199,900.
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Hotpoint refrigerator, over/under,
locally owned, $75. 863-361-6898
7:10p


2003 Pontiac Sunfire 80,000
miles,$3550 cash. 781-1062.
7:10c
2000 Chevy Monte Carlo. $3500
cash. 781-1062. 7:10c
2005 Chevy Malibu, 60,000 actual
miles, $4,500 cash. 773-2088.
7:10c
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS 2001
Chrysler PT Cruiser, 7300 Lake
Buffum Road North, Ft. Meade.
863-537-9172. 6:26-7:1 Op
2002 HONDA VTX 1800 R, 10K
mi., fully loaded. Must see to
appreciate, $10,000. 767-0922,
781-3971. 6:19-7:17p


WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


BOAT FOR SALE, one owner,
2001 Lowe pontoon boat, 40 HP
Johnson motor, $6500.00. Please
call 863-781-2437, cell No.; 863-
773-3402, home phone. 7:10-8-7p


WOODEN BUNKBED set, double
top trundle bottom, desk and
drawers, storage space in back,
locally owned, $400, 813-316-
6898. 7:10p


HELP WANTED
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for ECE
Coordinator in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible
for providing on-going direction, support, training and
technical assistance for Direct Services Center in support of
quality Early Childhood Education services for migrant
children and families. Preferred: Bachelors Degree in ECE
or related field with 12 credit hours in Early Childhood.
Education and a minimum of 5 years experience working in
Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years in a
supervisory position. Head Start experience preferred.
Bilingual. Accepted: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood
Education or related field with 3 years experience in Early
Childhood Education. Head Start experience preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred. Starting salary $620.80 -
652.40 weekly. Annual and Sick Leave and employer-
matched retirement plan.
Closing date: 7-12-08
Send resume/letter of ECMHSP-Bowling Green
interest or apply at: Center, 5115 Mason
Dixon Avenue, Bowling
Green, Florida 33834
Telephone: 863-375-2101
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$64,900.
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NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
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$134,995.
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2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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local,established company. Must
have telephone skills and
Microsoft Word proficiency.
Minimum 2 years secretarial ex-
perience. E-mail resumes to
huntsherry@hotmail.com or fax
to 863-773-6742. 7:1 Op
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.
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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
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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.
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DRIVER Class A CDL, local,
experienced, motivated, depend-
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Patty at 941-737-1484.
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'BILLING AND coding specialist
for Sevigny and Timmerman
Eyecare. Please fax resume to
Tiffany at 863-452-2614. 7:10Oc
FULL TIME GROUNDS person
needed must have ZTR experi-
ence. Call 773-3582. 7:3-1 Op

Act as if what you do
makes a difference. It
does.
-William James


$500 Reward
Donnie R. Selph is offering a $500 reward for informa-
tion leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or
persons entering his property at 302 Diana Ave.,
Wauchula, FL. Between June 25, 2008 and June 28,
2008 and removed (1) complete set of cutting torches,
(2) tanks, (1) 50 ft. hose, (1) cutting torch with 2 new
brass gauges. Call Officer Spencer at the Wauchula
Police Department at 863-773-3265 with any informa-
tion. Your name will remain anonymous. 7:10p










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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3 BEDROOM, 1 bathroom, CHA,
move in ready, quiet Wauchula
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lots, $99,000 OBO. All currently
rented. Excellent Investment
opportunity. 863-245-1507.
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GAZELLE EDGE, low impact, full
body exerciser. $60000. 773-6306.
7:10p


BRAND NEW 4" single exhaust
w/down pipe from turbo, fits 99-
03, 7.3 dlesel,swd,$300, call 863-
581-7683. 7:10,17p


YERF-DOG UTILITY cart, gasoline'
powered, low hours, like new
condition. $2,000, call Dale 863-
445-3366. 7:10.17p
FLAT SCREEN 32" HD TV. Great
picture, like new, $200;Flat screen
13", great picture, $75, locally
owned, 863-316-6898. 7:1 Op
GO TANKLESS Tankless water
heaters, save on your electric bill.
Call for details 863-686-7679.
7:3-31p
FOR SALE 14K WHITE GOLD
rope, 90 grams, $1,150 or best
offer. (863) 773-9333. 7:3-17p


2003 SUZUKI 400CC four stroke
dirt bike, like new, $2,000 or best
offer. 863-773-9333. 7:3-17p


1997 CHEYENNE, 4x4, cold air,
$3,750 or best offer, 350, VS. 863-
773-9333. 7:3-17p
1995 VIRAGO 750 CC YAMAHA
street bike, $2,500 or best offer.
863-773-9333. 7:3-17p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


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FISH TANK, 29-30 gal. w/door
stand w/all acc.: $100.00. 2 glass
tables, coffee and sofa tables,
just like new, $80.00. Night stand
w/drawer, $15.00. Camel table
w/glass top, $25.00. Bifold prive-
cy folding door, $10.00. 6-7 foot
xmas tree, stand and lots of orna-
ments, all for $50.00. 773-0304.
7:10,17p
16' OPEN TRAILER $700. 2003 27
h.p., 60-Inch Gravely mower,
$3,500, both in good shape, 863-
781-0593. 7:10p


2002 CHARIOT EAGLE PARK
model for sale 12x34, 1 bedroom,
fully furnished with central A/C,
$14,500 firm. Call Crystal Lake
Village. 773-3582. 7:3-1 Op
NO MONEY DOWN if you own
your lot. Easy financing, low
monthly payments. 3 & 4 bed-
room homes. Call 863-773-2007.
7:3-31 p
LOWEST PRICE ON mobile
homes in Florida. We take trades,
no down payment, deal with your
lot equity. We have easy financ-
ing. Call today 863-773-2007.
7:3-31 p


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


Move in this brick home that has new roof,
floors, new A/C in 2006, washer/dryer;
3B/lBth, shallow well for irrigation; located
in family neighborhood. $110,000

HYDROPONIC FARM Grow your own
vegetables for personal and commercial use
on this 8.91 acre tract with 6" well; two
30x100 shade houses; all irrigation equip-
ment included; septic tank for house or
mobile home. $280,000

EXECUTIVE HOME! See this beautiful
home with numerous amenities to appreci-
ate the excellent craftsmanship and style;
3-+ B/2.5Bths, 3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal
building, 16x12 pole barn, all on 2.3 acres;
excellent location. $330,0006

5 + acres in eastern Hardee; native grasses.
$64,900

NEW PRICE for this older home with lots
of charm! Tall ceilings, hardwood floors
and large rooms are just some of the fea-
tures in this 3B/2Bth home located in
Wauchula. $99,900

Corner lot with 3B/lBth C/B home, conve-
niently located and move in ready. $155,000

15 Acres of pasture plus 3B/lBth C/B home
in need of repair; metal barn. $235,000/


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


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres
of pastureland; secluded; small pond with
natural flow of water; perfect for home site
or small ranch. $255,000
LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, this 3B/1Bth, C/B home is situated
on 1 acre. $155,000
TWO STORY GOLF COURSE HOME!
3B/3.5Bth; large rooms with laminate and
tile floors; many extras; nice curb appeal!
$350,000
CHOOSE YOUR COLORS when you select
building plan; constructing 3 and 4 bed-
rooms, C/B homes; prices start at $133,000
Looking for that perfect building site or
weekend retreat? This 5 acre tract has large
oaks, small creek, plenty of wildlife. $99,000
Excellent location for building your new
home; 1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer.
deed restricted area. $40,000
Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees,
large oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
10 acres with 12" well; nice area for your
new home. $365,000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres,
highway 17 frontage. $100,000
5 acre tract of land; paved road frontage;
eastern Hardee. $125,000


AN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202 c[7:10c


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING REAI. E.TAT RA. EA. EAS.-


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


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


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


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


ALMOST NEW!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot In great neighborhood. Built In 2006,
Includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. Reduced from
$137,900 to $129,900.
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIET!!!
This 16 Acre parcel of land has a, Well and Septic
Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home.
$150,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!! On this Residential
Lot in this Nice Neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
STARTER HOMEW!! 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 Both with
Fireplace for $169,900.
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 acres on Hwy. 62,
large building Included. $750,000.

SO, YOU WANT TO MOVE TO
GEORGIA?? Want to know more??
Call Donna!! 863-781-3627. Many homes
and acreage available!!


JUST LISTED!! 27.5 acres with a 2 bedroom, 1
bath home In the Center Hill area fronts beauti-
ful Payne Creek. Includes 12 acres of irrigated
citrus grove and barn. Seller will consider divid-
ing property Into parcels. Call today for details.
$350,000.
BIG!! 4 bedroom, 4 Bath Home!! 2,241 sq. ft.
Living area, 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.
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!!!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front
porch and large fenced yard. In nice neighbor-
hood!!!
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 n 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. c17:0oc


Lisa's Live Bait
Crickets, Minnows, Shiners, Worms, Tackle
Fishing & Hunting Licenses
Accepting Credit Cards
3721 E. Main St. Wauchula
(6 miles east of US 17 at TNT Fill Dirt)
Open Mon.-Sat. 7 am To 7 pm Summer Hours: Mon-Fri
Phone 863-773-9446 7AM to 6PM
After Hrs. 863-781-3344 Saturday 7AM to 12 noon
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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



PERSONAL PROPERTY of Rocky
Ybarra will be sold pursuant to
warehouseman's lien. Said sale
will be at Zolfo Storage, 115 SR
66, Zolfo Springs, FL at 9:00 am
on July 19, 2008. 7:10,17c
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Ashley
White will be sold pursuant to
Warehouseman's Lien. Said sale
will be at 112 Carlton Street,
Wauchula, Florida at 9:00 a.m. on
July 12, 2008. 7:3-1 Oc


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

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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Spacious 3 BR/2 BA CBS Home in Riverview
Heights. Large Landscaped Lot. Completely
Renovated. Gigantic Screen Room.
Appliances, W/D. Nice Quiet Neighborhood.
$900 mo. FLS on 1 yr. rental agree.
Available Immediately!


Call For Appointment


(863) 234-2234


Happy Home


Apartments

Fort Meade
3 to choose from!

2BR/1B, unfurnished, central H/A,
$500 month, plus deposit

(863) 285-7203 or (863) 241-5645

Ask for Sheila c,

Flore & Flres I c.


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


Noey A. Flores


Need a Home? Want to stop paying rent?
Start paying for something that will be yours.
We have living units from $35,900.00 to
$450,000.00 and all in between. Yes we can fit
your pocketbook AND yes we are selling
new homes Business is slow and prices are
down. Good combination for buyers We
have new homes in Zolfo, Bowling Green and
Wauchula Hills. Take a tour.

We have 4 listings in Charley Creek Mobile
Home Park ranging in price from $35,900.00
to $58,000.00. About halfway between
Wauchula & Avon Park Would this location
be good for you?
Golfview 3BR/ 2.5BA Home on one acre Central air/heat 2 car
garage lots of room. Appliances included. Now Only $179,900.00
MLS #202760
3BR/1.5BA CB Home in Bowling Green Central air/heat -
Appliances included. $90,000.00 MLS #202456
2 Parcels on Painter Road New Hope section 10 acre tract and
a 5 acre tract Both wooded Nature Trails Ideal Homesites -
Restricted 5 acres $89,500.00 Enjoy country living close to town
- 10 acres $178,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember


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


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) 781-3247
) 245-6891
) 781-4585
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REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 7:3-12:25p
CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES, INC.,
Wauchula office, Inventory clear-
ance sale. All 2008 homes must
go. New models arriving soon.
Call 863-773-2007. 7:3-31p
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS used wind
zone 3, your lot or ours.
Fireplace, tape and texture walls.
Very low payment, easy credit.
Apply now 863-773-2007. 7:3-31 p
REPOS MUST SELL large 3.2
2001 double wide mobile home,
like new $39,900. Includes set-up
and a/c, easy credit approval. Call
863-773-2007. 7:3-31 p
COUNTRY SETTING Charlie'
Creek Estates land home pack-
ages, easy credit. Call 863-773-
4003. 7:3-31 p


SHIH TZU PUPPIES, AKC, first
shots. Taking deposits, $300.
Health papers. 941-456-0580.
6:12-7:1 Op
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
AMERICAN/PIT CROSS puppies.
Two males, one white with blue
eye and one bik and white pied.
Health cert. and first shots, $350.
781-0897. 7:3-1 Oc


FRESH OKRA every other day.
863-832-0065. 7:10,17p


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



HELP WANTED
DETENTION DEPUTY
$33,00000 $38,110
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
Florida Certified Correction Officers. Applicants
must possess a current certification in Corrections
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and
Standards Commission. Applicants must success-
fully complete the personnel selection process set
forth by the Sheriff's Office.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office at 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL,
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If other accommodations are .necessary, call the
Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0304 to make arrange-
ments. EOE cl7:10,17c


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


3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This
property is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
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!
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
frontage 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 Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Rental


LAND WITH trailor, five or 10
acres, highway frontage, SR 62,
$15,000 per acre, $15,000 trailer,
16x76, 773-4726. 7:10,17p
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.
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NICE 2-BR/1-B, upstairs apart-
ment in town, $750 month.
Utilities included. No pets or
smoking. 773-6255. 7:10,17c
2 BR 1 BATH, duplex, $550 month
with 500 deposit, 318 South 11th
Ave., Wauchula. 863-245-6304.
7:1 Op
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, and $550 security deposit
required. 773-0100. 7:10Oc
2 BR 1 BATH with AC, partly
remodeled, $300 deposit,$500
monthly, 1594 Old Bradenton Rd.
863-781-2498. 7:10c


3 BR 1 BATH with AC mobile
home, remodeled, $400 deposit,
$600 monthly, 1590 Old
Bradenton Rd. 863-781-2498.
7:1 Oc
MOBILE HOME for rent in. Zolfo.
Two bedroom, one bath and a
big Florida room with car port.
$500 monthly with $250 deposit.
Call 781-2890. 7:10,17p
15 HOUSES, APTS, $500, N.D.
20,000 Commercial. 773-2177,
773-6616,832-1965. 6:19-7:17p
ATTENTION The Federal Tair
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


KEJLLER WILLIAMS
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Mikey C ldin
Realty
(863) 781 -698 \

An Independently Owned Braokrage,

-New Listings : :
20 acres w/2 story 4BR/3BA, 3,900 sq. ft home. Completreli
eled in 2005. Many extras pool, pond, 20x72 horse barn, 24x4&
workshop, completely fenced. $474,900 Eastern Harde' Ci ct'ty:
51.33 acre Hamlin grove. Production average 290 bo C/are.'
Located in Lily area, Call for more details. $531,126.
155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. Alhwood.
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. 7







JoeL. Davi
I N C., R E A L TORS
(863) 773-2128
4 REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
,rI II, B IJOE L. DAVIS, JR.
J a g REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Jim Stallings
(863) 412-4379

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Gorgeous 37 acs on the Peace PRICE REDUCED! Private
River has native areas, tree- 10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
lined paths, open p a s t u r e, exemption, pond, some woods,
hiking trails and 1400ft of 4" well. Accessed by easement
river frontage. Property is from county rd. NOW
fenced. $685,000! $160,000!
Bring the tractor! This 4 acs
& house is about ready & great Find the privacy you're look-
for farming! $130,000! ing for in this secluded
2.62 ac parcel on Merle 4BR/3BA home on 12 wood-
Langford Rd, has pond & is ed acs. Just minutes to
great size for homesite, recre- Wauchula or Zolfo Springs.
action or cattle. Eligible for per- $350,000!
mitting. $66,000!
5 lots in Wauchula have total of Generous 1.5 ac residential
978ft rd frontage. Close to lot in Okeechobee Co is priced
hospital, schools and shopping. below assessed value for great
Call for individual lot prices or investment! $30,000!
buy all for $95,000!
Two 5 ac parcels improved HOMESITES OR INVEST-
pastureland, high & dry. One MENT! Four residential lots in
parcel has old mobile home. Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
$14,500/ac! are 100'x218', listed for
2.84 acs in the city of Wa $22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
2.84 acs in the city of Wau- listed for $46,000! Golf course,
chula zoned R-3, multi-family community center, fishing pier,
residential. City utilities avail- om
able. Property has 386 ft of & shops!
road frontage & is 345 ft
deep. $150,000! 82 acs: metal barn w/horse
Large office building stalls, well, 5 pastures with
w/2Large F total & 3,788SF water to each, deer & turkey.
A/C Plenty of warehouses for Beautiful oaks. $899,000!
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C-2
w/100ft frontage on US17S Now this is country riverfront
Wauchula. $750,000! property! 20 acs w/750ft of
PRICE REDUCED! PEACE relaxing Peace River frontage.
RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06 ac $190,000!
parcel w/city water & sewer.
Zoned R-1, which can accom- Premier 100x125 ft residential
modate 2 homesites, Being sold lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
w/0.35 ac parcel, which can 14th hole of Deer Run Golf
accommodate 1 homesite Course. $135,000!
NOW $34,500!
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
P.S U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WVAUCHULA, FL 33873 .'
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NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822., N5:1tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for'
lease. 239-273-7381.
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550,
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21 tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
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Se habla espanol 863-838-4447.
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July 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B






Classi-fieds


FOR LEASE Nice remodeled 3/2
home, yard, large shed. 207 N.
10th, Wauchula, $945 month. 305-
970-1957, 305-338-4976.
6:19-7:17p
EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. American South Reality.
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I WILL DO baby sitting in my
home anytime day or night, week-
ends. 445-0572 or 375-4792.
7:10,17p
AFFORDABLE LAWN care, aver-
age yard $25, no contract, 863-
781-1664. 7:10-24c
TREE SERVICES, trimming or
removal, free estimates. 863-512-
8202. 7:10,17p
NURSING HOME-MAKER services
with thenty years experience, ref-
erences. 863-375-2639. 7:10-8:7p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
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LONNIES LANDSCAPING -
Flower beds, pull weeds, lawn
maintenance. 773-2208, 781-
0982. 6:19-7:17p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclc-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
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FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 tip,
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.
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REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:8p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
773-3293 or 781-4641.
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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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hand of a writing God who
is sending a love letter to
the world.

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3 FAMILY YARD sale, Saturday, 8
am-12 pm, 2141 Dansby Road.
7:10p
FRIDAY AND Saturday,7 to 3,
moving sale, 803 North 9th Ave.,
Wauchula. 7:10p
SATURDAY 8 to ?, lots of clothes,
girls sizes 10-14, women 3XL,
mens large and XL, toys, house-
hold items, DVD's, 709 Green
Street, Wauchula. 7:10p
SATURDAY AND Sunday, 7 to 12,
white Pooh crib with mattress,
white changing table, girls and
juniors s/m clothes, all excellent
condition, 410 South 11th Ave.,
Wauchula. 7:10p
SATURDAY 7-3, 321 Riverside
Drive, Riverview, lots of misc.
7:10p
1644 PAULA DRIVE, Golfview.
Saturday 8 until ??? 7:10p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 9-?, 1/2 mile
north of Bowling Green, Hwy.17.
7:10p
HUGE YARD sale, Saturday only,
7-? 321 Riverside Drive,
Wauchula, teen, adult and
marernity clothing, misc. 7:10p
2744 CHANCEY RD., Bowling
Green. Baby, women and mens
clothes. 7:10p
THURSDAY AND Friday only, 8-4,
318 Riverside Drive, twin bed-
- room set, nice clothing, exercise
bike, nick-nacks, tools, misc.
7:10p
EDNA'S PLACE, lots of real good
used carpet. King beds on sale,
refrigerators, stoves. 7:10p
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The one good thing about
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By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


FACE IT!
Have you ever noticed how whatever is going on in our lives
seems to show on our faces?
If we're stressed, we can expect acne and dark circles under
our eyes. If we're dehydrated, our skin looks dry and flaky. If we're
sick, our faces can appear pale. Eat or drink too much and we wake
up with puffy skin.
But get a stretch of feeling great, exercising and eating right,
and we positively glow with health!
Well, there's a reason for that. Our skin is our body's largest
organ an average of 21 square feet, to be exact. Whatever goes on
in the inside shows up on the outside.
Take smoking, for instance. Studies find that smoking prema-
turely ages skin by disrupting your body's natural process of break-
ing down old skin and replacing it with fresh skin. Smoking also
triples your risk of squamous-cell skin cancer!
Stress can also negatively affect your face, as well as the rest
of your body. But the opposite is also true. What you eat and how
you live your life can lead to smoother, healthier skin. Overall,
your best bet for your skin is also what's best for overall health: a
low-fat, high-fiber diet, plenty of water, regular exercise and
enough sleep every night (not just on weekends).
Here's what the science we know shows:
Fats Omega-3 fatty acids that we get in our diet may affect
the amount of damage our skin experiences. The best sources of
fats for us are in salmon, mackerel and tuna, olive oil and nuts.
Tea Agents called "free radicals" cause damage to cell- walls
and other cell structures. Antioxidants, on the other hand, are mol-
ecules that neutralize these free radicals. One good source is any
type.of tea, especially with lemon.
Fruits & Vegetables They may actually prevent wrinkling!
When researchers from Australia studied the diets of 453 people
aged 70 and older from Australia, Greece and Sweden to see if
there was any correlation between what they ate and the amount of
wrinkles on their skin, they found those who ate the most fruits,
vegetables and fish had the least amount of wrinkles.
Exercise Regular exercise maintains healthy circulation and
blood flow throughout your body, including your skin.
Vitamins Although it's always best to get what you need
from food, several studies attest to the skin-protecting effects of
supplements containing vitamins E and C.
Top 10 foods to eat that can help put that glow on your face:
Salmon, green tea, olive oil and olives, sardines, brazil nuts,
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Contest Seeks Christian

Poems From Hardee County


A $1,000 grand prize is being
offered in a special poetry con-
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one. There are 50 prizes in all,
totaling $4,000.
To enter, send one poem of
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enter online at www.freecon-
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10B The Herald-Advocate, July 10, 2008


'Southern Hospitality'


Southern Hospitality was the
theme for the annual 4-H
Awards & Recognition Cere-
mony at (he Agri-Civic Center
in Wauchula on Thursday, May
29.
A traditional Southern meal,
including fried chicken and
watermelon, was served to 250
people at tables adorned with
floating magnolia blooms in
large clear-glass stemmed
vases. The auditorium was dec-
orated with ivy-covered white
columns, a fountain encircled
by plants, and a Southern man-
sion mural as a photo back-
drop.
Kaylee Brummett, 4-H Dis-
trict X Youth Council president,
led the opening ceremony and
recognized special guests.
Brian Yake from Fort Green
4-H Club led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the American
flag, and Kaitlyn Kennedy,
from Heart of Hardee 4-H Club,
led the 4-H Pledge. Kaylee rec-
ognized each 4-H club leader


with gifts of appreciation for
their hard work and dedication
as volunteer leaders over the
past year.
Rex Richey, 4-H Leaders'
Association president, present-
ed the Friend of 4-H Award to
Dennis Carlton, and Meritor-
ious Service awards to seven
Home & Community Education
Council members for their ded-
ication and commitment to
facilitating the Back to Basics
summer day camp program,
which is in its seventh year.
Carolyn Wyatt, extension
4-H agent, and Mary Mitchell,
extension program assistant,
presented the remainder of the
evening's awards.
4-H members Edward Hunt,
Catherine Polk and Chelsea
Sargent, graduates in the Class
of 2008, were each recognized
with an engraved wooden plaq-
ue with their name and years of
membership in 4-H.
Perfect attendance trophies
were awarded to all members


Theme Of Annual 4-H Event


who attended all of their club's
monthly business meetings dur-
ing the year. See the list of per-
fect attendees by club in this
article.
Engraved ceramic mugs were
awarded to those displaying the
most club spirit. Club spirit
winners are also listed separate-
ly on this page.
Record books are an impor-
tant part of the 4-H program.
Over 50 4-H'ers turned in
record books for projects com-
pleted during the year. Many
received certificates and pins
for these completed record
books. A list of everyone who
submitted a record book for
judging is also included with
this story.
Twelve 4-H'ers participated
in county and district competi-
tive events, each receiving rib-
bons and certificates for their
participation in these two
events. Jessica Deese, Cather-
ine Polk and Chelsea and Josh-
ua Sargent will compete at


state-level competitive events at
4-H Congress in July in
Gainesville at the University of
Florida campus.
The Making the Best Better
Award is presented to 4-H'ers
who have been active at club
and county levels and worked
hard at making the best better
for 4-H. The junior winners
were Anna Erekson, Hayden
Lindsey, Tara McNabb and Ty
Trammell. The intermediate
winners were Carleigh Cole-
man, Sid Crews, Ruth Erekson
and Lauren Page. The senior
winners were Jessica Deese,
Kaitlyn Kennedy, Dustin Mad-
dox and Kyle Ward.
The Citizenship Award hon-
ors 4-H'ers who work for the
betterment of not just their own
lives, but also the community in
which they live. The junior win-
ner of this award was Claudia


Klein. The intermediate winner
was Meghan Graham, and the
senior winner was Marisa
Shivers.
The Achievement Award is
given to members who have
made great strides and achieve-
ments in 4-H over the past year.
The two intermediate division
winners were Dillard Albritton
and Codi Ham. The two senior
division winners were Chelsea
Sargent and Brian Yake.
The Leadership Award hon-
ors 4-H'ers who have exhibited
outstanding leadership abilities
at club and county level and
beyond. The intermediate win-
ner of this year's Leadership
Award was Jessica Hunt, and
the senior winner was Kaylee
Brummett.
The final honor was the
Award of the Green Clover,
which is given to the club


whose members have been the
most active for the past year.
This year, for the second .time,
the Castaways Sport Fishing
4-H Club, under the leadership
of Rex and Patricia .Richey,
received the Award of the Green
Clover. Chosen for their club's
community involvement
throughout the year, their club's
name will be added to the
plaque that hangs in the 4-H
office.
The evening ended with the
traditional candle-lighting cere-
mony by county council mem-
bers Kaylee Brummett, Jessica
Deese, Catherine Polk and
Chelsea and Joshua Sargent.
Larrett Smith was soloist for
the ceremony. DeWayne Wyatt
was photographer for the even-
ing's ceremony, assisted by
Linda Richards, 4-H Advisory
Committee member.


"Alit*


Club leaders (front row, from left) Glenda Deese, Tami Hunt, Sara Polk, Joy Brummett,
Charlotte Yake, Patricia Richey and Kay Crews; (back row) Phil Hunt, Danny Weeks,
Jacque Weeks, Monica Stevenson, Robert Roberts, Joy Roberts, Teresa Carver, Tracy
Pate, Wendy Petteway and Rex Richey were recognized and given gifts of appreciation.


Home & Community Education members (front row, from left) Hazel Farwell, Shirley
Barncord and Wilma Smith; (back row) Sherri Shaw, Woody Woodward, Gerry
Woodward and Alberta Clark (Janice Moye not pictured) plan, facilitate and teach the
annual 4-H Back to Basics summer day camp. Each received Meritorious Service
awards for their service to the community's youth.


Record Book winners are pictured above with their certificate and pins.


County and District Events participants (front row, from left) Jessica Hunt, Kaylee
Hogenauer, Anna Erekson and Ruth Erekson; (back row) Catherine Polk, Chelsea
Sargent, Jessica Deese, Naomi Erekson, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Kaylee Brummett and
Joshua Sargent are pictured above.


RABBIT
Blue
Garrett Ham
Ryan Ham
Jamee Keller
Red
Kaylee Hogenauer


POULTRY
Blue
Codi Ham
Garrett Ham
Ryan Ham
Claudia Klein
Red
Jessica Deese
Danielle Weeks
BEEF BREEDING
Blue
Abby Clark
McKenna Fite
Eric Klein
Dustin Maddox
DAIRY
Blue
Kaylee Brummett
Jessica Hunt
Red
Andrew Hunt
Eddie Hunt
STEER
Blue
Abby Clark
Kaylee Brummett
Sid Crews
Laina Durrance
Dylan Farr
McKenna Fite
Hayden Lindsey
Dalton Reas
Korin Roehm
Kramer Royal
Red
Steven Crews
White
Dalton Hewett
SWINE
Blue
Emily Albritton
Will Bennett
Bradley Brewer
Conner Crawford
Morgan Crews
Brea Farrer
April Garland
Joel Garland
Hunter Gibson
Cheyanne Gough
Paul Gough
Matthew Grace
Michael Grace
Codi Ham
Shayna Harned
Holly Hughes
Cacee Keller
Wyatt Kofke
Rayann Kulig
Kaitlyn Laker
Carter Lambert
Wyatt Maddox
Lance McCrary
Amanda McNabb
Tara McNabb
Daniel Miller
Savannah Miller
Farrah Muntz,
Cheyenne Pohl
Taylor Pohl
Kody Porter
Dalton Richey
Jacob Rickett
Cade Roberts
Dylan Roberts
Kole Robertson
Jeremy Rowe
Cleston Sanders
Kaitlyn Shaw
Marisa Shivers
Meagan Shivers
Danielle Smith
Katie Smith
Larrett Smith
Miranda Smith
Alyssa Tatum
Taylor Tompkins
Ty Trammell
Dalton Tubbs
Austin Wallace
Chelsea Wallace
Audra Weeks
Leah Weeks
Brandi Westberry
Brian Yake
Red
Halley Addison
Chase Benton
Tyler Cloud
Brooke Conley


Dawson Crawford
Cody Cumbee
Jessica Deese
Brittany Hines
Kaylee Hogenauer
Colton Howell
Emily Hughes
Brooke Knight
Levi Lovett
Alex Pierstorff
Dalton Rabon
Dillon Rabon
Justin Rickett
Harley Staton
Timothy Steedley
Kyle Ward
Amber Westberry
Murrell Winter
White
Sarah Beth Albritton
Tucker Albritton
Wintz Terrell
Luke Winter

SEWING
Blue
Courtney Alexander
Makayla Chancey
Kaylee Hogenauer
Kirsti Roehm
Red
Courtney Alexander
SPORT FISHING
Blue
Dalton Richey
Red
Brian Yake
SHOOTING SPORTS
Blue
Brian Yake
White
Tyler White
WOOD WORKING
Red
David Godwin
Willie Godwin
LEISURE ARTS SCRAP-
BOOK
White
Macayla Spencer
FOOD & NUTRITION
Blue
Catherine Polk
LEADERSHIP
White
Chelsea Sargent



CASTAWAYS 4-H SPORT
FISHING CLUB:
Dalton Richey **
Brian Yake **
Zachery Taylor
COUNTRY CLOVERS SWINE


CLUB:
Will Bennett
Emily Bennett
Bradley Brewer
Dalton Bryant
Kacey Bryant
Joel Garland
April Garland
Rachel Garland
Codi Ham
Garrett Ham
Ryan Ham
J. C. Kulig
Rayann Kulig
Amanda McNabb
Tara McNabb
Taylor Pohl
Cheyenne Pohl
Justin Rickett
Cade Roberts
Dylan Roberts
Cleston Sanders
Darby Sanders
Dalton Tubbs
Amber Westberry
Brandi Westberry
CRACKER TRAIL
4-H CLUB:
Abby Clark
Bridgette Conley
Sid Crews
Claudia Klein
Eric Klein
Clay McNabb
Makayla Casey
Savannah Miller
Ellie Palmer
Dalton Reas
Kole Robertson
Kaitlyn Shaw
Rachel Shaw


Meagan Shivers
Audra Weeks
Leah Weeks
FORT GREEN
COMMUNITY 4-H CLUB:
Kasie Powell
Brianna Waters
Kaylee Hogenauer
Courtney Alexander
David Godwin
Willie Godwin,
Alex Pierstorff
Korin Roehm
Harley Staton
Brian Yake **
Dalton Richey **
Makayla Chancey
GREEN ACRES HOME
SCHOOL CLUB:
Kaylee Brummett
Joshua Sargent
Chelsea Sargent
Jessica Deese **
Anna Erekson
Ruth Erekson

HARDEE BEEF & BACON
LIVESTOCK:
Makenna Fite
Michael Grace
Matthew Grace
Paul Gough
Cheyanne Gough
Dustin Maddox
Wyatt Maddox
HOT SHOTS 4-H
SHOOTING SPORTS:
Kyle Ward
Dillon Rabon
Dalton Rabon
HEART OF HARDEE
LIVESTOCK CLUB:
Cody Cumbee
Cacee Keller
Jamee Keller
Kaitlyn Kennedy
Wyatt Kofke
Charles Manley
Lane Parks
Rayna Parks
Danielle Smith
Larrett Smith
MOOVERS & SHAKERS
DAIRY CLUB:
Jessica Deese **
Jessica Hunt
RIVER RATS 4-H CLUB:
Danielle Weeks
Alyssa Tatum
Brooke Shaw
Emily Johnson
Laina Durrance
IKlUmn0IKf IqlMTMiM,


CASTAWAYS:
Zachery Taylor
- Dalton Richey
Willie Godwin
COUNTRY CLOVERS:
Dalton Tubbs
Taylor Pohl
Rayann Kulig
Ty Trammell
CRACKER TRAIL:
Eric Klein
Caroline Durrance
Tyler Pella
Audra Weeks
FORT GREEN:
Courtney Alexander
David Godwin
Kaylee Hogenauer
GREEN ACRES:
Anna Erekson
HARDEE BEEF &
BACON:
Carter Lambert
Wintz Terrell
Steven Crews
HOT SHOTS:
Joel Urdiera
Brian Yake
HEART OF HARDEE:
Wyatt Kofke
Larrett Smith
MOOVERS & SHAKERS:
none given
RIVER RATS:
Emily Johnson
Danielle Weeks







July 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


ClubSpirit Award winners pictured above display their engraved ceramic mugs.


This year's Achievement Award was presented to (from left) Dillard Albritton, Codi
Ham, Chelsea Sargent and Brian Yake.


The Horticulture 4-H Club members (front row, from left) Brooke Shaw, Rebekah
Erekson, Abigail Erekson and Anna Erekson; (back row) Ruth Erekson and Naomi
Erekson received certificates for their participation.


Senior 4-H'ers receiving the Making the Best Better
Award included (from i ft) Dustin Maddox, Jessica Deese
and Kaitlyn Kennedy.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Fort Green Community 4-H Club won this year's scrap-
book award. Leader Charlotte Yake is pictured above dis-
playing the scrapbook and certificate.


Intermediate 4-H'ers to receive the Making the Best
Better Award were (from left) Ruth Erekson and Sid
Crews.


Junior 4-H'ers (from left) Anna Erekson, Ty Trammell and
Hayden Lindsey received the Making the Best Better
Award.


The Leadership Award was presented to both
Intermediate 4-H'er (left) Jessica Hunt and Senior 4-H'er
Kaylee Brummett.




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Dr. Elver Hodges presented to Edward Hunt the $1,000 4-
H Foundation scholarship in memory of Ruth Carsten
Hodges.


Hardee County 4-H agent Carolyn Wyatt (pictured above)
presented the awards alongside Mary Mitchell at this
year's awards ceremony.


Citizenship awards were presented to (from left) Claudia Klein, Meghan Graham, and
Marissa Shivers.


Recent graduates Edward Hunt, Chelsea Sargent and Catherine Polk received,
engraved wooden plaques. Hunt and Sargent each received a $1,000 4-H scholarship.











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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After months of using Polk
County *inspection services, the
county has hired its own man.
Planning and Development
Director Nick Staszko asked the
Hardee County Commission on
Thursday to amend the salary
range for a building inspector.
John Schmidt will fill the long-
time vacancy of Floyd Chason.
Staszko said Schmidt has the
standard certifications in both
residential and commercial
building, plumbing and mech-
anical inspections. He will ob-
tain provisional certification in
electrical and plans examina-
tion, and thus be able to fill in
for the Building/Zoning direc-
tor whenever he must be absent.
He has three years to complete
the full certifications.
With the additional responsi-
bilities, and difficulty in filling
the position, Staszko recom-
mended a change in the pay
grade from 28 to 34, a salary
range of $47,475.90-
$65,446.05. Schmidt was hired
at mid-range, making at least a
$10,000 savings annually from
what Polk County was being
paid for its services.
In a related matter, the com-
mission looked at Wauchula
annexations in recent years.
Wauchula annexes property
voluntarily. A map shows the
gradually widening boundaries
of the town, but also shows sev-
eral areas which are enclaves,
not contiguous to the city
boundaries.
State laws require the county
to review annexations to ensure
coordination in planning,
growth management and ser-
vice delivery. The state recom-
mends eliminating enclaves so
each government entity knows
where its service boundaries
are.
Accordingly, Hardee County
Annexation Procedures will ask
a municipality to give early
notice to the county, so the
commission can review a pro-
posed annexation and not create
further enclaves. Cities are
encouraged to close up enclaves


by annexing the intervening
properties as soon as possible.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
Approved a resolution
directed to the U.S. Congress
insisting steps be taken to re-
duce the cost of fuel. Oil is now
$143 per barrel, gas is over $4 a
gallon and diesel fuel is ap-
proaching $5 per gallon.
Commissioner Nick Timmer-
man reported a news article pin-
pointing the high costs to lack
of government control over the
commodities market selling
futures back and forth at Wall
Street.
Approved application for
an $80,000 Department of
Homeland Security grant to
replace the leaky roof at the
Emergency Operations Center.
Emergency Management Di-
rector Rich Shepard said the
county could use permit and
tipping fees and other expenses
to offset its match monies of
$20,000.
Approved an ordinance
required by the state to make
some changes to the recently
approved ordinance to continue
the six-cent local option fuel
tax. "It's just a technicality. The
day the original ordinance was
approved, we got a memo from
the state correcting the lan-
guage and we had to reword a
couple of sentences," explained
Janice Williamson, director of
finance.
Timmerman noted, "My
phone line is worn out on calls
on this, and explaining that it
was not a new tax, just re-word-
ing this."
Re-approved Walter Will-
iamson and Jean Burton to the
Hardee County Parks & Recre-
ation Board.
Approved a resolution
notifying the Public Risk Man-
agement of Florida's Group
Health Insurance Trust Insur-
ance Pool of the county's intent
to consider other insurance
options. A year's notice has to
be provided, which means no
difference before 2009. The
county will consider other


options to provide insurance.
This will be discussed more in
budget meetings July 21-25.
Approved application for
the Edward Byrne Memorial
grant which is used for law
enforcement such as the drug
task force. The money received
is used in conjunction with the
City of Wauchula. Chief
William Beattie coordinates it.
Learned that the Value
Adjustment Board (VAB) mem-
bership will change effective
Sept. 1. Board attorney Ken
Evers said the legislature had
changed it. For now, the board
of three commissioners and two
School Board members will
meet July 24 at 5 p.m. for an
organizational meeting. Com-
missioners Dale Johnson,
Bobby Smith and Nick Tim-
merman will be on it this year.
However, after Sept. 1, the
VAB will include two commis-
sioners, one School Board
member, a homeowner appoint-
ed by the commission and a
commercial property owner
appointed by the School Board.
When it changes, Smith will
drop off the Board.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton and Evers asked for recom-
mendations by the next meeting
of candidates for appointment
as a homeowner on the VAB.
New members of the VAB are
required to have training before
taking their seats on the board.
The new state requirement
also says there should be a mag-
istrate, someone not the county
attorney, but counties under
75,000 population are not
required to have a magistrate.
Talked with Health De-
partment representative Jim
Griffin on adjustments to the
contract between the entities.
Griffin said the department hdd
received additional funding for
the dental office expansion, ces-
sation of smoking and immu-
nization programs.
Griffin said there are new
requirements to use a collection
agency if a bill is not paid with-
in 90 days. Insurance such as
CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, school health, Medicaid
and Medicare are billed when-
ever possible. The county's
$250,000 contribution is about
eight percent of the depart-
ment's budget. It will also be
reviewed during upcoming bud-
get meetings.
Received a huge painting
which the Association of
Counties had presented to
Bryant in appreciation of his
work for that group.


A COKE WAS A NICKEL


By VICTOR SALAZAR
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What's your full name?
A: Franklin Wynne Hosmer!
Q: Where and when were you
born?
A: I was born in Atlanta, Ga., in 1911
on July the 6th.
Q: How did you entertain yourself
during the great Depression?
A: Well, I wasn't entertained.. There
wasn't much to do. I worked here and


there most
of the time.
Q: What
was an


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important
event that happened when you were
young?
A: An important event was World
War I around 1914.
Q: How much money did you make
during your first job?
A: I made about 75 cents a day out in
the fields, of course, you didn't make
as much money as now.
Q: What are some changes that you
have seen in the world?
A: Well, the world has been turned
upside down. Prices have gone up; you
used to get a Coca-Cola for a nickel
and now they are about $1.50. Also,
since the World War I and World War
II, crime has gone way up.
It used to be more peaceful back then.
People's lives are going in fast pace,
too; you didn't have to do as much.
Q: How long have you lived in
Hardee County?
A: I lived here since 1977, about 30
years.
Q: Did you attend Hardee High
School?
A: No, I went to West Point High
School in Mississippi.
Q: What year did you graduate?
A: I graduated in the year 1925 from
high school.


Q: Have you lived in an other
country?
A: I lived in Puerto Rico for 22 years
and lived in Columbia for five years;
then I came back to the United States.
Q: How old were you when you got
your first car?
A: In the year 1935 at age 24 I got a
Ford car, a two-seated car for $850.
Q: How did cell phones look when
they first came out?
A: I never had or used a cell phone.
Q: How much was a gallon of gas
50 years ago?
A: At the time it was 57.9 cents a gal-
lon in Zolfo Springs. Ypes, it was really
cheap, but now prices have gone way
up.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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It provides us with the ability to target the leaders of gangs by charging them with crimes that carry life sentences for
recruiting or financing a criminal street gang. The anti-gang law also enhances penalties for witness tampering and
makes it illegal for a gang member to possess a bulletproof vest. Furthermore, this law makes it a crime to utilize
electronic mediums such as You Tube'" and myspace.com"' to recruit new gang members.
As your sheriff, I will make it a priority to utilize these tools in an effort to combat gang activity in Hardee County. I
will always stay on top of new laws and technological advances that provide law enforcement the tools to keep our
community safe.
I am Certified as a Gang Specialist! Less than 1000 officers nationwide have earned this designation! My specialized
training in criminal gang enforcement includes: 1) Kids in Gangs: Prevention Strategies; 2) Gangs: Awareness.
Our community has been searching for someone in law enforcement to take the lead in combating criminal gang activity.
Now you have the opportunity to elect a candidate with the background & knowledge to get the job done!
Cast your ballot for me at the Republican Primary on August 26th and at the General Election on November 4th.

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BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
.Evening Worship ..... ....... 6:30 p.m.
:Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.nm
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.mn
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.n4
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.
Mattes 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. PISGAHII 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.

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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
Comm.
Sunday School ..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................1! :00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........... 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.
Englishg Service .................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 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.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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WAUCHULA

J 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 Sununit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m .
Sunday Morning ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.


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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................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.
jWednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .. ..........6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................ 6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship.for gr: 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)....................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for g: 9-12)
FIRST BAPTISTT -IIRCf-
MISION 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 Biblic, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.,
WEDNESDAY:
D inner.................................. 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
.................................. 6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 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
FIRSTI;JWRCH OF
TfiTE7 MENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
M morning Service .......... ....... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
WednesdayPrayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARYY
BPTIST CHURCIIH
1347 1M4i tin 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 Stpdy ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m .
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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


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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biradenton Road
767-1010


WAUCHiULA


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

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

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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 ........16:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
"u& 33 Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worshipe......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......... ................11:15 a.m .
Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BA'IEIST 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 Iwy.,17
!Morning Service ................10:30 a.m.
'Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School....................h10:00 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 ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.


Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
'Friday Worship .... ............. 7:30 n.m.


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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
jSunday Service ....................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
SChildren 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 ................11:00 a.m.,
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

-'NEW VISION woiiI CE-NTEM
64 E. & School Hopse Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m,

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIlME.RA IMIISSid .
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .......1....0:00 a.m.
Servicio....................... 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club.......................... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m ,.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.'.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH .1
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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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage'
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Victor Alfonso Nava, 49,
Zolfo Springs, and Anabel
Davila, 53, Wauchula.
Gabriel Bruno-Gomez, 31,
Wauchula, and Gabriela Perez,
28, Wauchula.

There were no small claims
decisions recorded last week.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Brenda Alvarado, two counts
petit theft, probation 12 months,
no contact with store, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fee, $75.50 restitution,
$50 cost of prosecution (COP).
Jesus Adrian Calvillo, resist-
ing an officer without violent
force, adjudication withheld,.
$315 fine and court costs, $50
investigative costs, $50 COP.
Maria Escamilla, domestic
battery, transferred to pretrial
diversionary program.
Adrian Florez, disorderly in-
toxication, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez, tres-
pass on property, $315 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Bernabe Gallardo, domestic.
battery, probation 12 months,
no alcohol or bars, no Weapons
or firearms, 12-week domestic
violence class, alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, ran-
dom drug/alcohol screens, $744
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs, $50 COP.
Jose Angel Garcia, violation
of probation (original charge
possession of marijuana), pro-
bation revoked, license sus-
pended two years, 85 days in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS), .outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Francis Peter Grzegorzeski,
violation of probation (original
charge domestic battery), pro-
bation revoked, 60 days CTS,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
David M. Ochoa, violation of
probation (original charge pos-
session of drug paraphernalia),
probation revoked, 180 days
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Adrian Florez-Martinez, dis-
orderly intoxication, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP.
Billy Ray Lawson, trespass
on property, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 COP.
Joann Bowen Lopez, resist-
ing an officer without violent
force, adjudication withheld,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP.
Jessica P. Muselaire, disor-
derly conduct, 60 days Bowling
Green Youth Academy, $325
fine and court costs and $50
COP placed on lien; indecent
exposure, not prosecuted.
Nadine Reyna, filing a false
police report, transferred to pre-
trial diversionary program.
Daniel Keith Richardson,


domestic battery, probation 12
months, no contact with vic-
tims, 12-hour domestic vio-
lence class, $744 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $1,237.35 restitution, $50
COP.
Charlie Taylor Jr., trespass,
30 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fee and $50 COP placed on lien.
Masadie Whitehead, disor-
.derly conduct, 60 days Bowling
Green Youth Academy, $325
fine and court .costs and $50
- COP placed on lien; indecent
exposure, not prosecuted.
Clinton Ray Howard, im-
proper exhibition of a firearm,
probation 12 months, no weap-
ons or firearms, forfeit weapon,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Matthew Akeem Middleton,
possession of marijuana and
. possession of drug parapherna-
lia, adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, alcohol and
drug abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens,
no alcohol, bars or drugs, fines
in traffic sentence, 50 hours
community service.
Ponciano Rosalio Rios, petit
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation 12 months, stay out
of store, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Robert Lee Mendoza, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
11 months in jail, concurrent
with felony sentence, $330 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees and $50 COP
placed on lien.
Roberto Ramirez Munoz,
giving false ID to a law
enforcement officer, probation
six months, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Cassandra Lee Escamilla,
petit theft and contributing to
the delinquency of a minor, pro-
bation 12 months, NCTI class,
$315 fine and court costs, $100,
public defender fees, $50 inves-
tigative costs, $50 COP, 30
hours community service.
Manuel Sandez Perez, do-
mestic battery, estreated bond.
SanJuana Hernandez, resist-
ing arrest without violence,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court. Dis-
positions are based on Florida
Statutes, driving record and
facts concerning the case.
Matthew Akeem Middleton,
driving while license suspended
(DWLS), probation 12 months,
concurrent with misdemeanor
sentence, $330 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Robert Lee Mendoza, DWLS
and attaching tag not assigned,
11 months in jail, concurrent
with felony sentence and CTS,
fines in misdemeanor sentence.
David M. Ochoa, violation of
'probation (original charge
DWLS), probation revoked,180
days concurrent with misde-


NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
PRELIMINARY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting of
three County Commissioners and two School Board mem-
bers, will hold a preliminary organizational meeting on
Thursday, July 24, 2008, at 5:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.
For more information, please call 863/773-9430.
Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager
7:10-17c




SoloVE REPRE PENTA
(vj AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


Courthouse Report


meanor sentence and CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Freddy Anselmo, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Omar Nazario Baltazar,
DWLS, 10 days in jail, proba-
tion six months, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Joseph Faniel, DWLS, pro-
duced valid license, $195 court
costs, $50 COP.
Carlos Garcia-Carrizales,
DWLS and two non-driving
traffic charges, estreated bonds.
Carrie Cornell Hammonds,
- DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$195 court costs, $50 COP.
Jaime Nicole Mabry, racing
on highway amended to
careless driving, adjudication
withheld, $120.50 court costs.
Eduardo Martinez, DWLS,
probation six months, $340 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Steven Miles Newman, rac-
ing on highway amended to
careless driving, adjudication
withheld, $120.50 court costs.
Modesto Ortiz-Santiago, al-
lowing an unauthorized person
to drive, adjudication withheld,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Pablo Salgado, DWLS, pro-
bation 12 months, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Noel Santiago, leaving the
scene of an accident with prop-
erty damage and DUI with
property damage, probation 12
months, license suspended six
months, tag impound 10 days,
DUI school, evaluation and
treatment, no alcohol or bars,
$913 fine and court costs, $50
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice; DUI, not prosecuted.
Jose Tapia-Rodriguez, DUI
and no valid license, probation
12 months, license suspended
10 days, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or
bars, $1,438 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs,
$50 COP.
Yuridia Villalva, DUI, proba-
tion 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation and treatment, no
alcohol or bars, $913 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, 50 hours
community service.
Sergio Zamora-Moreno, op-
erating a motorcycle without
required endorsement, adjudi--
cation withheld, $195 court
costs, $50 COP.
Roberto Martinez IV, DWLS,
probation 12 months, $340 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Raymond Guerrero, DUI
with property damage and two
counts DWLS, probation 12
months, license suspended six
months, random alcohol/drug
screens, DUI school, restitution
to be set, $1,438 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP, 80 hours community
service.
Willie Bernard Hadley III,
DUI, 10 days in jail, probation
12 months, ignition interlock 24
months, tag impound 30 days,
license suspended five years,


multiple-offender DUI school,
no alcohol or bars, random
alcohol screens, $1,438 fine and
.court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP; DWLS, not
prosecuted.
Jose Carlos Santoyo, DUI
with personal injury, restitution,
hearing, $31,564.96.
Catalina Rodriguez, DWLS,
,adjudication withheld, $340
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
J. Socorro Rodriguez,
DWLS, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Ada L. Dees and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Andrew B. White, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Marisa M. Chavez and DOR
vs. Juan R. Robinson, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Kristina L. Datema and DOR
vs. David G. Savage, petition to
register interstate child support
Order.
Kayla Herrera vs. Benjamin
Herrera, petition for injunction
for protection.
HSBC Bank USA vs. Zelda
Daniels and Chris Daniels, peti-
tion for foreclosure of mort-
gage.
Laquinda Blandin and DOR
vs. Andrew B. White, petition
to establish administrative child
support order.
Charley Rivers and DOR vs.
Jerrick L. Brown, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Wendy Green and DOR vs.
Joshua Mojica, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Chapman LLC vs. Chapman
Estates LLC, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Florina DeLaTorre and DOR'
vs. Jaime Chagoya, petition for
child support.
Robin Michelle Knarr vs.
Daniel Knarr, petition for
injunction for protection.
Robert Goist vs. Queen E.
Mullins, petition for injunction
for protection.
Karen L. Cranford vs. Joseph
Cranford, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Rosalyn D. Clark vs. Gerald
N. Brown, petition for adminis-
trative child support order.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs, Javohn De-
wayne Camel, petition to en-
force contract indebtedness.
Avita Bank Corp. vs. Alfred
Warren Poucher, petition to
enforce contract indebtedness.
Nellis Garcia and DOR vs.
Esmeralda Garza, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Richard Anthony Martinez
and DOR vs. Esmeralda Garza,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Warren Stang vs. state De-
partment of Corrections, peti-
tion to review inmate situation.


Juan Delatorre vs. Jaime
Figueroa, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Carmen Devaki Sanchez and.
DOR vs. Joshua D. Sanchez,
petition for child support.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-,
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Janice P. Wheeler vs.
Jacqueline McPhillips, judg-
ment.
Kimberly Lyn Weed and
Bennett Edward Weed, divorce.
Kathy Cason vs. Shannon
Lance, amended child support
order.
Mary Darline Butler and
DOR vs. Kenneth Ray Dickey,
voluntary dismissal.
Brandy Outley vs. Aaron
Daniels, amended injunction
for protection.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Robert Cavazos, domestic
assault, trespass other than
structure or conveyance, aggra-
vated battery causing bodily
harm amended to lesser
felony battery, and violation of
a domestic violence injunction
for protection, 364 days in jail
followed by 18 months proba-
tion, 997 fines and court costs,
$50 COP; disorderly intoxica-
tion, harassing telephone calls
and child abuse-intentional
infliction, not prosecuted.
Michael Cruz, violation of
probation (original charge man-
slaughter), violation affidavit
withdrawn, probation reinstat-
ed.
Martin Gainous, aggravated
abuse on an elderly or disabled,
adult amended to lesser
abuse of a disabled person,
three years probation with con-
dition of 90 days in jai, $672
fine and court costs, restitution
to be set, $100 COP.
Joshua Nicholas Hearns, pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of a
church or school and violation
.of probation (original charges
burglary of structure and grand
theft), probation revoked, one
year one day Florida State
Prison, $520 fine and court
costs, $340 public defender fees
and $100 COP added to out-
standing fines and fees and
placed on lien.
Michael Shawn Albritton,
burglary of structure and deal-
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months Florida State Prison
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court costs, $340 public defend-
er fees, $100 COP; petit theft,
time served; grand theft, not
prosecuted.
Kathleen Cuthbertson, viola-
tion of probation (original"
charges five counts uttering a
forged instrument), probation
terminated, unpaid fines and
fees placed on lierr.
Margaret Beatrice Howell,
possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
James Milton Kelly, fooQ
stamp fraud, adjudication with-;
held, two years probation added
to current probation term, $420
fine and court costs, $340 pub-
lic defender fees, $2,251.18
restitution, $100 COP, 100
hours community service.
Rashay Renard Melton,
grand theft auto and resisting
arrest without violence, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation two
years, $520 fine and court costs,
$340 public defender fees, resti-
tution to be set, $100 COP, 50
hours community service;
felony driving while license
suspended, time served; DUI
with property damage and leav-
ing the scene of an accident, not
prosecuted.
David M. Ochoa, grand theft,
grand theft, probation two
years, $520 fine and court costs,
$340 public defender fees, resti-,
tution to be set, $100 COP, 50
hours community service.'
Thayson Lacey Quinn, pos-
session of cocaine, no registra-
tion certificate and attaching tag
not assigned, not prosecuted.
Carlos Salvador, possession
of cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia, transferred
to drug pretrial intervention
program.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Compass Bank to Jeertach
LLC, $415,000.
Trieste C. Smith Prescott to
T.C. Prescott LLC (two proper-
ties), $267,600.
Joseph L. Discipio to JMJ
Citrus LLC, $77,300.
Bountiful Lands Inc. to
Walton F. Jr. and Suzanne M.
Bowes, $11,000.
JDM Partnership and Collins
Maudlin to JMJ Citrus LLC,
$317,420.
Adan and Reyna Granados to
Pedro Granados, $35,000.
Ronald Joseph Fuertes to
Vishwanauth Tilach and Angela
Shievdayal, $140,000.
Glenn E. Jr. and Sharon
Palmer to Lester and Betty
Shumard, $76,500.
Gary Delatorre to Maria
Elena Zamora and Constancia
Arroyo-Hernandez, $155,000.
Carlton and Lynn Grambling
to Carol S. Carranco and Linda
Carranco, $28,000.
Marsha Diane Pitts and
Sharon Coker to Billy and
Janice Hill, $40,000.
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DISTRICT CHAMPIONS


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The IHerald-Advocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
Trio Of New Players Join
Wauchula Team: The Wauchula
Truckers, anxious to annex the
last half pennant of the Orange
Belt league, have signed three
new players and hope to materi-
ally strengthen the team. The
trio includes Al Lagano,
Kenneth Thompson and Aubrey
Johnson.
No Development On High-
way Re-Location: No new de-
velopment in the relocation of
the new Dixie Highway through
Wauchula was reported this
week, other than that a meeting
was held with state highway
officials.
W. George Klohr, for the last
few years principal of the Oak
Grove School, has been named
principal of the Bowling Green
school for the 1933-34 term, it
was announced yesterday. The
school will open in September,
along with the other large
schools of this county.
Community Chest To Ask
Aid For Needy: An urgent
appeal for funds to be used to
help worthy cases is being
made this week by the local
community chest. President
W.W. Whitehurst, of the com-
munity chest, calls special
attention to the need right now
for funds to carry on the com-
munity chest work.
Hardee Will Exhibit At 1934
Tampa Fair: Hardee County
will exhibit at the South
Florida fair in Tampa beginning
in January 1934, according to a
motion made and passed at the
regular meeting here Wednes-
day. The motion was made by
Commissioner C.D. Ivey, sec-
onded by Commissioner H.K.
Still, and unanimously carried.
50 YEARS AGO
Fourth Of July Water Show
Proves Success: Despite cloudy
skies and occasional rain which
marred the Fourth of July, the
Lake Buffum water show
proved very successful for a
first-time event. Over 200 spec-
tators watched the day-long
water frolics sponsored by the
Hardee County and Wauchula
boat clubs.
Natural Gas Is Possibility:
Natural gas for Hardee County
consumers may become a prob-


ability instead of possibility in
the not too distant future, per-
haps four to five years. An engi-
neering firm has offered
Wauchula its services free of
charge in the preparation of a
feasibility study on natural ga-
distribution here.
Board Asked Rogero For
Road Meet: County commis-
sioners, worried over the lack of
progress in the $1.8 million
package road projects, have
requested a meeting with
District One road board mem-
ber Al Rogero "at his earliest
convenience."
Gym Roof Leaks Stop: The
leaks in the roof of the high
school gymnasium, which have
already caused the Board of
Public Instruction to start a law
suit, appear to have stopped at
last. Superintendent H.B.
Dominick reported this week
that a waterproofing concern,
Zone Company of Forth Worth,
Texas, finished the roof three
weeks ago.

25 YEARS AGO
Long Distance Runner Has
Zest For Life: John Eklund is a
long distance runner. He has
won numerous trophies, medals
and ribbons for track events
ranging from the 100-yard dash
to the six-mile run. Eklund is 67
years old and still continues to
put himself through arduous
workouts and practice sessions.

Lynn Carson Chosen Fairest
Of Them All: Lynn Carson, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Deeson of Bowling Green, took
home the crown of Miss
Bowling Green last Friday
night. Patrice Himrod was
crowned first runner-up with
Chrysta Smith coming in as
second runner-up.
Asbestos Discovered In 3
County Schools: The Hardee
County School Board took
steps last week to remove
potentially hazardous asbestos
discovered in three local
schools earlier this year.
Superintendent John Terrell
said the main priority is to get
the asbestos out before the
beginning of the school year.
Women's Church League Re-
port: After three weeks of play
there remains only two unbeat-
en teams in the Women's
Church League, St. Michael's
Catholic and First Baptist Gold.
St. Michael's leads the pack as
they have won five games to
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Dixie Youth,
ages 12 and under, continued
their undefeated march last
week through the District 7
double-elimination brackets.
With the district champi-
onship securely in their hands,
the team and coaches head to
the state championship play-
offs, where their first game is
Saturday at 3:30 against
Paxton.
The boys will be without
Luke Palmer, who had prior
commitments to play with a
travel team in games at
Cooperstown, N.Y. He will be
replaced on the roster by Dustin
Goodwyn, retaining the manda-
tory 12-player squad.
The district youth tournament
in Frostproof began June 28
with eight teams, Fort Meade.
Mulberry, Wahneta, Ftostproof,
NE Winter Haven, East Lake-
land, Bartow, and Hardee.
Hardee's opening game June


behind with a 4-0 record.
10 YEARS AGO
County Considers Wildlife
Reserve: If approved today,
Hardee County will have a new
wildlife attraction. In a meeting
last Thursday night, the Hardee
SCounty Planning & Zoning
Board decided to recommend
that Kurt and Lisa Stoner be
given a special exception to
raise and house exotic and
endangered animals, particular-
ly big cats.

HHS Trio Bound For Rodeo
Nationals: Three Hardee High
School rodeo team members
excelled this season, and at the
state competition in Kissimmee
recently. The trio earned a trip
to the high school rodeo nation-
al competition to be held in
Wyoming. Charles Stevens,
William Perry and Jessica
Adams will be packing up their
saddles and heading out to com-
pete July 20-26.
Keri Schrader In Miss Florida
Pageant: Keri Schrader, daugh-
ter of Leon and Patty Jo
Schrader of Wauchula, is partic-
ipating this week in the Miss
Florida Pageant, which will be
televised live from the Per-
forming Arts Center at the
University of Florida.
Christina Martin Crowned
Ms. Wheelchair Florida: Chris-
tina Martin, 25, of Wauchula
during the weekend of June 18-
20 was crowned as Ms. Wheel-
chair Florida. The pageant was
held near Fort Lauderdale. In
August 1999, she will seek the
title of Ms. Wheelchair
America.
Local Student Is BCC Camp-
us Leader: Garry McWhorter.
son of Garry and Helen
McWhorter of Wauchula,
recently received the 1998 Peer
Award for his leadership, dedi-
cation and achievement in his
major field of study, criminal
justice, at Bethune-Cookman
'College in Daytona Beach.


28 was a 12-2 romp over East
Lakeland. On June 29, it w as a
10-0 squelching of Bartow,
which had won its opening gave
over NE Winter Haven.
Hardee went to Frostproof on
Monday, was rained out and
returned Tuesday for a double-
header, playing Wahneta at 1
p.m., winning 15-5. Palmer set
down Wahneta in order in the
top of the first, and Hardee as
home team plated five runners
in the bottom of the inning.
With one away, Kris Johnson,
Palmer and Garrett Albritton all
singled, Johnson coming home
on the Albritton hit.
Cody Spencer then smacked
a three-RBI shot over the left
centerfield fencer Jacob Bolin
singled, advanced on an out-
field error and raced home on
an error on a Tyler Hewett hit.
A double-play ended the inning.
Wahneta picked up a pair of
runs on two errors in the second
frame. Hardee padded its lead
with a half dozen scores, in-


eluding a Mason Gough double
and Armando Alamia triple-
RBI homer.
Wahneta narrowed the score
to 11-5 with a trio of tallies in
the top of the third, but Albrit-
ton, Gough and Alamia came on
in relief and shut the visitors
down.
Hardee, meanwhile picked up
three runs in the home half of
the third when Bolin slapped
his first career homer. Hewett
homered in the bottom of the
fifth and Hardee won 15-5 on
the 10-run mercy rule.
Being the only team in the
winner's bracket, Hardee began
to play teams coming out of the
loser's bracket, starting with
Bartow on Tuesday evening in
another shutout, 12-0. The
game went the minimum four
innings.
Johnson put three runs on the
board, while Kramer Royal and
Bolin added two apiece, and
Wyatt Maddox, Hewett, Spenc-
er, Albritton and Palmer each


put a run on the board. Luke
Winter, Marco DeLeon, Alamia
and Gough were stranded.
Hardee waited for the final
loser's bracket team, which
turned out to be Wahneta.
Hardee had a relatively easy 13-
3 win on the 10-run rule, after
scoring three runs in the bottom
of the fifth.
Hardee opened with a half
dozen runs on a combination of
walks and hits, including dou-
bles by Hewett, Maddox and
Gough. Four more runners
came home in the bottom of the
second, Royal and Johnson get-
ting aboard before Palmer
homered and Albritton raced
home on an in-the-park homer.
Ahead 10-0, it was almost an
automatic victory, but Wahneta
plated one run in the top of the
fourth and added two more in
the top of the fifth. Hardee
answered with an Albritton
triple, Spencer fielder's choice
and walk-off homer by Hewett
to give Hardee the 10-run
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
July 6, Luciea Aragon, 41, and Harati6 Martinez, 20, both of
136 Collage Lane, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart
and Dep. Paul Johnson. Aragon was charged with allowing a minor
to possess alcohol and Martinez was charged with possession of
alcohol under 21.
July 6, Gabriel Romero, 23, of 8831 Ten Mile Grade, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
July 6, Abel Arroyo Bustos, 48, P.O. Box 2085, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with DUI.
July 6, a residential burglary on Finch Drive and a fight on
College Lane were reported.

July 4, James Dale Fulton, 46, of 1253 Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
use of firearms while under influence of alcohol or drugs, dis-
charging a firearm under the influence of alcohol or drugs and two
counts possession of a weapon or firearm by a convicted felon.
July 4, Albert Fredrick Barber, 31, of 2750 Albatross Road,
Avon Park, and Brandy Michelle Giddens, 28, of 1517 Fox Ridge
Run, Winter Haven, were arrested by Sgt. Matthew Tinsley. Barber
was charged with trafficking in amphetamines, possession of mar-
ijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer
without obstruction. Giddens was charged with grand theft of a
vehicle and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
July 4, Clemente Mendoza Garcia, 33, of 3545 Poplar Ave.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of
withholding support of children.
July 4, a fight on West Main Street and criminal mischief on
U.S. 17 South were reported.

July 3, a robbery/holdup on U.S. 17 North and criminal mis-
chief on Sandpiper Drive were reported.

July 2, Antonio Lopez Chavez, 26, of 225 Granada St., Lake-
land, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of contempt of
court.
July 2, Angela Patrice Louis, 41, of 803 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of withholding support of chil-
dren.
July 2, Ronald Campbell, 47, of 670 Alexander St., Deltona,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with battery.
July 2, Juaquin Rodriguez, 23, of 234 Badger Loop, Ona, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI.

July 1, Andrew David Smith, 28, of 703 Oak Forest Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
fraud insufficient funds.


July 1, Kenneth Wade Bodiford, 61, of 1080 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
July 1, Luis Gutierrez, 18, of 777 Lake Branch Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with
larceny petit theft, criminal mischief property damage and
fraud giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer.
July 1, Rigo Montez, 22, of 1747 Alamo Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.
July 1, Ernest Anthony Rogers, 20, of 1030 Makowski Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 1, a residential burglary on Will Duke Road, a vehicle
stolen on Griffin Road and a fight on Apple Blossom Lane were
reported.

June 30, a vehicle stolen on Chester Avenue was reported.

WAUCHULA
July 6, Remonia Vonne Milam, 57, of 108 SR 66, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with DUI.
July 6, Filiberto Santiago, 27, and Delavon Johnson, 20, both
of 635 S. Fifth Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza
and each charged with battery.
July 6, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

July 4, Feliciano Barrera, 40, of 344 River Chase Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with
battery.

July 3, a residential burglary on Hawaiian Drive was reported.

July 2, Ronnie Lee Boyd, 47, of 409 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
July 2, Carlos Morales, 18, General Delivery, Immokalee, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI and driving with
knowledge of a suspended license.
July 2, Guillermo Garcia, 51, of 238 Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly
intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.

July 1, David Kent Johnson, 61, of 1080 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with
DUI.
July 1, a residential burglary on Louisiana Street, criminal
mischief on Florida Avenue, and thefts on U.S. 17 South and on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

June 30, a theft on South Seventh Avenue and rob-
beries/holdups on East Main Street and on U. S. 17 South were
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
July 6, Christopher Frank Franzese, 18, of 4300 Perth Court,
Fort Myers, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged
with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


July 5, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.


July 4, burglary of a conveyance on Pleasant Way was report-
ed.

, July 3, Sherrie Jo Hedgepeth, 42, of 1410 Termino St., Tampa,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with two counts
possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
July 3, a robbery/holdup on U.S. 17 North was reported.

July 2, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.

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Kids Learn About Careers

Bowling Green Elementary School Puts Occupations On Display


PHOTOS BY NANCY DAVIS
Students were able to talk one-on-one with various mem-
bers of the business community.


There are many jobs outside and inside a Wal-Mart store. The school system and the business community com-
bined on May 16 to help youngsters better understand
the world of work.


Pupils carried clipboards and took notes as they visited
various exhibits.


There are many opportunities in services to and care of
the elderly.


Cars are always an attraction, and children learned
about the multitude of jobs associated with them.


Maybe the best part of a career in law enforcement
would be having a K-9 partner on patrol!


Sampling the products of the citrus industry, and learn-
ing what goes into the production of juice.


Cake! Sweetbay provided a sweet demonstration in
showing the youngsters the artistry and skills of a cake
decorator.


Organizers worked to provide students with career
opportunities exercising every sort of talent and skill.


The medical field offers careers at many levels of skill
and education.


What could be better than a fire engine? Children gath-
er, and learn in the process.
.... ... ., i -,.-'


Asking questions and learning more.


Not every job involves a desk; sometimes jobs are out-
doors, even in a park!


One of the schools goals was to make learning relevant
to students by seeing real-world needs and require-
ments.






July 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


History: July 4th


In BG IN 1895


Many careers are enjoyable and fun!


Students became absorbed in the experience, under-
standing that learning is an important part of preparing
for the real world.

OCCUPATIONS
Business
Regina Cino, Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce

Cake Decorator
Sweetbay Van Thomas

Car Dealer/Salesman
English Chevrolet of Hardee County Donnie Canary
and Kevin Smith

Citrus Grower
Larry Davis Inc. Larry Davis and Dale Roberts

Computers
Hardee County School Board Danny Miller

Cosmetologist
Linda Valdez

Deputy
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Dep. Mixon Trammel
and K-9 Flash

Detective
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Det. Jim Hall

Elderly Services
H.O.P.E of Hardee Ann Martin

Firefighter/EMT
Hardee County Fire-Rescue Bill Reschke and
Glen Karnes

Girl Scout Director
Girl Scouts USA Peggy Becerra

Human Resource Director
Wal-Mart Cyndi Norris

Interpreter for the Deaf
Nancy Weems
Mining
Mosaic Keith Nadaskay, Jane Thompson, Kenny
Oliver and Jacob Mink

Publishing
The Herald-Advocate Amy Brown and Nancy Davis

Nurse
Hardee County Health Department -
Beth Jernigan, registered nurse; and Katia Kaufman,
certified nursing assistant

Park Ranger
Paynes Creek State Historic Park Jackson Mosley

Photographer
Hardeepix.com Alex Gilliard

Realtor
Flores & Flores Inc. John Freeman

Supervisor of Elections
Jeff Ussery

Teacher/Author
Gayle Knight

Tree Surgeon
Wayne Faulkner

Utilities
Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. Marty Gainous


Edited by Spessard Stone from
the Florida Times-Union of
Sunday, July 14, 1895:
July 13 An important deal
was made this week whereby
T.A. Mason, a leading mer-
*chant, sold his stock of goods to
J.W. Hobson of Quitman, Ga.
Mr. Hobson owns a large tract
of .farming land west of
Bowling Green, which he came
to see, and was so delighted
with the country that he decided
to settle here as soon as he can
fix up his business in Georgia.
His brother, R.S. Hobson, will
come down and run the store in
his brother's absence.
A good many citizens took in
the excursion to Punta Gorda
last Wednesday and report hav-
ing had a pleasant trip.
Elmer Keek has on exhibition
here an 80-pound squash, raised
on his place west of town.


T.A. Mason is moving out to
his farm a short distance from
town.
N.M. Sauls, tax collector of
this county, spent the Fourth
with us.
Professor Williams, the sil-
ver-tongued orator of DeSoto,
was in town on the Fourth,
making an excellent speech in
honor of the day.
A.E. Seddon of Bartow came
down and spent the Fourth with
us.
A barbecue was held here in
celebration of the Fourth, with
free watermelons. A large
crowd was present from the
neighboring towns and country.
The Declaration of Independ-
ence was read, and speeches by
A.E. Seddon, Professor Will-
iams, J.W. Powell and others
were much appreciated.


Adela is a Neapolitan Mastiff. She is 1-1/2 years old.
She needs a home where there are no other pets.
Her adoption fee is $45.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


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Coming July 20th 6:00pm















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Dennis Swanberg

Christian Comedian & Communicator
Tickets $10.00 per person available in Church Office
6:00pm in the Sanctuary

Church-wide Picnic at 5:00pm
Cost $4.00 Adults / $2.00 Children under 12 (limited to first 500)


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Sunday July 6th
No Evening Worship
Family weekend!
Sunday School 9:45am / Worship :100am


Sunday July 13th
Mark Dickerson
Gospel Concert Artist
Ice Cream Social following concert!


Sunday -July 27th
Robert Winecoff
Gospel Concert Artist
Dessert Fellowship following concert!


FI*rst Baptl*st Church

1570 West Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873

Ken Smith, Senior Pastor

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8C The Herald-Advocate, July 10, 2008


Greetings from Fort Green!
We had a gully washer of a
rain on the fourth. It rained two
and one-fourth inches at our
house in an hour's time. Now
that is a gully washer, and the
frogs were singing!
Randy and Faye Davis enter-
tained about 80 people for a
delicious fourth of July supper.
They had ribs, chicken and
sliced pork. Randy loves to use
the grill and he is a master chef.
Of course, the other food is
delicious. Everyone brings a
covered dish and there is the
best of everything.
Judy Bargeron made a super
delicious cake called Snicker
Cake. She offered me the recipe
but I declined. I know it is hard;
anything that good has to be
hard! I prefer something that is
easy like a pound cake. You just
can't go wrong with one of
them.
Before we began the feast,
everyone joined in the Pledge
of Allegiance and then Dennis
Sasser led in a prayer of thanks.
It was a very nice experience.
When it quit raining, they had a
very nice fireworks display.
We did not stay for this spectac-
ular show but I was told it was
super and I could hear them at
our house. Rocky and Angie
Sonnier, who live down the
road, fhad another fireworks
show. I could see some of it
from my house when I would
take my dog out. He is scared of
thunder and barks like crazy, so
you can imagine the noise at:
our home! It was a very nice
Fourth of July celebration in the
Fort Green area.
Mark and Avie Hogenauer
have friends, the Rosenbergs,
and both families think there is
nothing like seeing the fire-
works displayed over the beach.
They went to Bradenton and
had a good time.
Kaylee Hogenauer went to a
movie with Holly Brown and
family during the day; then they
joined in the Davis celebration.
I still call the movies, the pic-
ture show! Not many of the
young people know this name.
There has been a lot .of sad-
ness in our community. Our
deepest sympathy is extended
to the Revell Family.
Doris Thornton missed
church but she had been at the
beach with Brenda and Mike
'Braxton, her son. She reported
they had a good time and she
enjoyed his cooking on the grill
but she did not get out on the
beach at all! She told me
Evelyn Thomas' husband had


passed away last Saturday.
Our sympathy is extended to
Evelyn, a former member of
Fort Green Baptist Church.
She lived and raised her chil-
dren in our community. She and
her husband lived in Murphy,
N.C. Evelyn moved to North
Carolina years ago and remar-
ried. Daughter Susan lives in
Tennessee.
Bob Blackmon's Memorial
Service was Saturday and he
left a legacy. This was brought!
out in the service, which was
different but really impressive.:
His widow, Evelyn, was a Hen-
dry so I feel sure, some of her
ancestors were from Fort
Green. Our sympathy is ex-
tended to the family.
Our prayer list seems to grow.
Paul Clark is still waiting on the
results of his biopsy. Joyce
Coker had eye surgery last
Monday. Jancis Starr, Edna
Hayes' daughter is in need of
prayer for liver cancer. Helen
Plumley was rushed to the hos-
pital Sunday night with her
sugar out of control. Jane and
Eddie Kennedy did get a good
report this week from their doc-
tor per Arden Rawls. Please
remember to pray for all these
people.
Colin Cooper came home
from Tampa General last Satur-
day night. He is recovering
from back surgery. Please con-
tinue to remember him in
prayer.
On a happier note, Jimmy
Sasser turned 16 recently.
Now everyone knows what that
means, driving without a parent
and he is doing just that in a
shiny black Ranger truck.
Happy Birthday and drive safe!
We had a nice birthday sup-
per in Lakeland at my favorite
steak house. Daughter Avie and
Mark Hogenauer and Kaylee
went with us. TK was sched-
uled to work so he missed out
on the treat. As we were leaving
the restaurant we saw other
Wauchula people. Penny Nich-
olson celebrates her birthday on
the 30th. Mrs. Woodrow Nich-
olson was with them and she is
unbelievable. She still drives
and is very independent. She
was proud to have her grand-
sons .home from Africa. When
we saw them again at a Wau-
chula fast food she jokingly
said her stove no longer work-
ed. Sherman asked her age and
she is the same age as his moth-
er. She really gets around good.
Lee, Chrysta and Makayla
Chancey enjoyed vacationing at
the beach. Now any of you that


Forever You!

When I'm sad and lonely or really blue, I think about
all the memories that my mind holds of me and you.
I think about when you were little and all the things
you were always getting into. And how when you were
scared no one but mommy would do.

And how in the middle of the night you would stand
at my bed as I slept, then you would whisper mommy,
can I sleep with you, so I would smile softly and say
ok, and you would wake up bright and early the next
morning ready to play.

And now my beautiful girl is a grown lady with
children of her own, who I admit, I still wish you and
the children were in my home, for I still sometimes
cry when I'm all alone.

But even so, I'm so proud as any mother could
ever be, for your a wonderful woman and your
heart has been set free.

Sandy Darty
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have an "only child" know they
always want to bring a friend.
Beka Brown went with them so
the girls had a super time, as did
the parents. They all played it
smart and used lots of sun-
screen and are not even red or
blistered. This is the way to go.
I mentioned that Ernie Hen-
drickson attended New Elim
last Sunday night. At that sing
he shared with me that he had
been teaching Brianna Waters
to play the guitar. If he had
known she was going to play,
the guitar and sing at Fort
Green Fifth Sunday, I believe
he would have been there. I
heard she did a good job play-
ing and singing, The B I B L E.
In our Sunday School lesson
last Sunday we were discussing
the rainbow going round the
throne, which had been deter-
mined to be a complete circle.


No one in the class had ever
reached the end of the rainbow,
never found the pot of gold, as
they are always half circles way
off! Roy Albritton shared with
the class that one time he had
seen a complete circle of a rain-
bow when he was in an air-
plane. Now that is rare unless
people who fly all the time tell
me different. I have never heard
of anyone seeing such a spec-
tacular sight.
Polly Banda celebrated her
18th birthday on July 3. Edith
Bassett baked her a birthday
cake and iced it, then Nancy
McQuaig decorated it. Nancy
wrote Happy Birthday Mrs.
Polly on it and made some
beautiful purple roses. Mrs.
Polly was very happy and sur-
prised. She is still on our prayer
list and covets your prayers.
She has cancer. On the Fourth,
after we had feasted on the
good food, we prepared two
trays to take to Mrs. Polly but
due to the crowd we could not
get the car out as they were
blocked. Sharon Adams had her
mule, not the four-legged kind,


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but one with one front seat.
She and Edith Bassett rode to
Mrs. Polly's house. Mrs. Polly
said that was a sight but she
really appreciated the meal!
I called Fay Evers to wish her
a Happy Birthday on July 4th.
She wondered how did I know
her birthday but she and I work-
ed together back in the 70s!
Since being born on July 4th
was unusual I remembered! It is
easy to remember those days,
but what happened last week,
that is a different ball game!
Jessica Bryant will be mar-
ried, Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
.in the Fort Green Baptist
Church. All are invited to the
wedding and reception to fol-
low in the Church Fellowship
Hall.
The storage trailer will be at
the Rawls Barn on SR 62
around the 15th of July. This is
in anticipation of our forthcom-
ing yard sale. If you have any
furniture, trash, treasures, etc,
please bring it to the trailer.
The yard sale will be in the fall.
It will benefit the Building
Fund.


Start going through .your
recipe books. We aro having an
ice cream social after the PM
service on July 27. Everyone
interested in winning the "gold"
ice cream scoop, corfie and
enter your homemade ice
cream. There are always some
interesting variations of ice
cream. If my memory serves me
correctly, the peach took top
honors last year.
* There were quite a few visi-
tors at church last Sunday. In a
small church, you notice them.
We were glad to have them and
sincerely hope they will return.
The Methodist Cemetery
.looks better. Randy Davis
mowed the inside and Sherman
Cooper mowed the acreage in
front of the fenced in area.
There is always plenty of work
to keep it clean and good-look-
ing. If anyone is anxious to join
the effort, just let us know or as
the old saying goes, "Come on
down!
Keep me posted, please, on
what is going on in our little
corner of the county. Remem-
ber to pray for one another.


Rotary Club-Wauchula
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
Pre-Paid Legal
Bill's Muffler and Brakes
Central Fla Performance Lube
Nicholas' Restaurant
Sears
Mid Florida Hardware
Wal-Mart
Ace Hardware
NAPA


Peace River Electric


Cooperative, Inc.

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1-800-282-3824 fax: 1-863-773-3737


Peace River Electric Cooperative's recent

Charity Golf Benefit raised $9,000 to support:


Hardee Co Fire Rescue



Hardee Co Sheriff's Office


Wauchula Police Department


Bill Mulcay, PRECO's CEO, presents benefit check to Col. Arnold Lanier, Hardee
County Sheriff's Office; Chief William Beattie, Wauchula Police Department; and Fire
Chief Mike Choate, Hardee County Fire Rescue. The recipients each received $3,000
for their organization



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