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COURTESY PHOTO
Biologist Adam Warwick jumped in the Gulf of Mexico and rescued this 375-pound bear from drowning. Later named
Bond, the animal now makes its home at Hardee Animal Refuge.


Famed Bear Now At Local Refuge

Rescue From Gulf Of Mexico Drew National Attention


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A beloved junior high dean
and coach was killed in a
Monday accident.
According to Florida High-
way Patrol reports, Gregg M.
White, 48, of Wauchula, was
driving east of Bradenton on SR
64 on his 1997 Harley David-
son motorcycle at 10:05 a.m.
when the driver of a pickup
truck pulled into his path.
White, who was not wearing
a helmet, attempted to brake
and veer, but slid into the left
side of the 2003 Ford Ranger
driven by Andrew P. Hart, 18,
of Bradenton. Hart was pull-
ing out of a driveway at 25084
SR 64, intending to turn west.
White was pronounced dead.
at the scene by Manatee County
Emergency Medical Services
staff. Hart, who was not seri-
,ously injured, was wearing a
seat belt. Charges have not yet
been filed, pending further


investigation.
White's sudden death brings
to a close a 24-year career with













White
the Hardee County School
System.
"On a personal level, he was
obviously well-known and
well-liked, and for good reason.
See CRASH 2A


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
A bear, who .made state- and
national news when he was res-
cued from the Gulf of Mexico
now lives in Hardee County.
Bond, a 375-pound black
bear, has a very interesting
story of how he arrived.


On June 25, Bond, or "Bear
W007," decided to make his
way into Alligator Point, a resi--
dential area near the Florida
Panhandle. After warnings were
broadcast to secure any type of
food that would attract the bear,
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission offi-


cers found him underneath a
beachfront home.
When an attempt to capture
the bear failed, FWC officials
decided to tranquilize the bear
in hopes of relocating it to a
safer place. Bond bolted toward
the Gulf of Mexico waters, just
as the medicine began to kick
in.
FWC biologist Adam War-
wick jumped in after the bear in
hopes of saving it from drown-
ing.
"It was a spur of the moment
decision. I had a lot of adrena-
line pumping when I saw the
bear in the water," he said.
Bond was relocated to the
Osceola National Forest. How-
ever, Bond's love for towns full
of food were too tempting to
keep him away for long. On
July 7, Bond was once again
captured 110 miles away from
the national park at Horseshoe
Beach in Dixie County.
According to Tim Breault,
director of the FWC's Division
of Habitat and Species Conser-
vation, the only other option
other than euthanizing the bear
would be to find it a home.


After being turned away by
more than 20 zoos that did not
have the space for a large ani-
mal like Bond, the Hardee
County Animal Refuge eagerly
opened its home to him and
saved his life.
At first, Bond was frightened
and tired from his long trip to
Hardee County, said refuge
supervisor Carmen Soles. How-
ever, as he got accustomed to
his new home and caregivers,
Bond slowly showed his more
loving side.
"He has come out of his shell
a lot more than when he first
arrived. In the beginning, he
wouldn't even come outside of
his sleeping box. I think he is
finally starting to realize that
we aren't a threat to him," said
Animal Refuge worker Blake
Perry.
Bond makes a total of three
bears that live in the Animal
Refuge. He will be in his own
station until he settles in his
new home. However, he can
still communicate with and see
the other two bears.
Bond will live at the refuge
See BEAR 2A


Child's Pregnancy


Ends In Man's Arrest


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 43-year-old man impreg-
nated a 13-year-old girl, Hardee
County sheriff's investigators
charge.
Kenneth Loyd Duck, now 44,


Duck


was arrested on Tuesday after-
noon of last week. He was
booked into the Hardee County
Jail on charges of sexual assault
of a child, a second-degree
felony, and contributing to the
delinquency of a minor, a third-
degree felony.
Bond has been set at $16,000
cash or surety.
As of Wednesday morning,
Duck remained behind bars in
lieu of bail as he awaits trial.
Meanwhile, the girl has given
birth to the baby, and both are in
the care and custody of the
state.
According to Maj. Claude
Harris Jr., a spokesman for the
Sheriffs Office, an investiga-
tion into the allegations against
Duck began about one year ago.
See ARREST 2A


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




7 20729 3


School

Millage

At 7.779
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A drop in the county's taxable
value will bring a slight in-
crease to the millage rate
assessed by the Hardee County
School Board.
Still, the end result will lower
taxes.
A public hearing will be held
on Monday at 5:01 p.m. in the
Board Room at 200 S. Florida
Ave. in Wauchula to seek tenta-
tive approval of the proposed
budget and millage rate for the
2008-09 fiscal year.
It includes a total tax rate of
7.779 mills, up by 0.215 from
the 2007-08 millage of 7.564.
None of that increase comes
See SCHOOL 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
This pair of pooches found relief from the summer heat on Saturday in a traditional way, by jumping Into the ol' swim-
min' hole. The duo, seen here dog-paddling in a pond off Heard Bridge Road, belong to Greg and Kim Pfeiffer of
Wauchula.


108th Year, No. 33
3 Sections, 28 Pages


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plus 40 siles tax


Crash Claims




HJH Dean


Stop, Look, Listen!
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
New flashing lights are causing drivers confusion.
Wauchula Police Chief William Beattie appealed to
the public this week as he finds drivers unsure what to do
with the lights at the intersection of West Main Street and
Seventh Avenue.
A flashing amber light for the east-west traffic means
drivers should slow when approaching the intersection
and proceed with caution. The flashing red light for the
north-south traffic means a driver should stop, check for
oncoming traffic from either direction, and then proceed
across the intersection or make the desired turn.
Beattie urges drivers "to use your brain a bit" when
driving on Seventh Avenue. The lights will shortly be
replaced by stop signs installed in place of the temporary
ones that are there now.
The chief said it is similar to the confusion several
years ago when the Eighth Avenue lights were turned to
flashers and then replaced with stop signs. After initial
indecision, people have adjusted well to that situation, he
said.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2008


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Hardee County Commission this week has been holding
budget hearings. This is not an easy budget year.
At one point commission chairman Dale Johnson wanted cur-
rent budgets reduced by three percent.
The county is considering building a cat house at the county
landfill where animal control is located, since cats and dogs are
currently housed in the same building.
The state wants county budgets to have a 10 percent contin-
gency fee and a 20 percent cash forward reserve, in case of emer-
gency and to fund spending until tax revenues come in.
Johnson is probably losing a little hair presiding over the bud-
get sessions.
Sheriff Loran Cogburn proposed a new budget of 2.93 percent
($213,000) over his current budget of $7.349 million. He wished he
could have four more deputies and two more correctional officers.
"With tight times, we tried to prepare a budget with that in mind."
The sheriff's department has 67 vehicles, 12 less than last year.
There are 40 take-home vehicles. Gasoline spending has gone up
about 40 percent. The number of local jail inmates is up about 30.
percent.
The current county budget ad valorem tax rate is 7.7926 mills
which raised $13.2 million. The proposed millage rate is 8.481
which will raise $13.39 million.
The commission proposes a four percent increase in county
salaries.
The new budget for the supervisor of elections would be
$290,278, compared with the current budget of $306,442. New
voting machines will be needed in 2012.
The proposed budget for tax collector will be $568,607. The
current budget is $571,294. This office generates its own fees and
commissions to cover the entire budget and has about $214,000 in
excess fees to turn over to the county commission at the end of the
year.
Clerk of court Hugh Bradley proposed a budget of $434,900,
the same as this year, despite a decline in recording and copying fee
income of about $40,000. His office is conserving by not replacing
a person who retired and not hiring a part-time employee.
Bradley said interest income on county deposits will fall from
$1.2 million to about $600,000 due to declining interest rates. He
is asking for a $40,000 subsidy from the county to cover lost fees.
The proposed budget for property appraiser will be $733,282
compared with the current budget of $781,111.
Legal services will drop form $105,500 to a proposed $87,100.
For the general fund, budget officer Janice Williamson is
expecting tax revenues of $5.9 million, compared with the current
$6.4 million. The general revenue fund will be down about $1 mil-
lion, including $400,000 in ad valorem taxes.
The soil conservation budget was proposed as $75,763, with a
current budget of $71,430. This Wauchula office helps Manatee
and DeSoto without reimbursement from those counties.
The proposed county extension budget is $164,481, compared
with the current $155,465.
Planning and zoning would drop from $247,184 to $188,066
and would generate revenues of $81,000.
The building and inspections budget would fall from $471,282
to $427,764. The county recently hired its own building inspector.
Information technology would eliminate two positions and
drop from $321,314 to $219,596.
Mining, paid for entirely by fees charged to mining compa-
nies, would rise from $450,492 to $614,503.
The purchasing budget would drop from $239,174 to
$233,122.
Community development would rise from $82,543 to $90,158.

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7/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:46 am
Sets: 8:20 pm
LoD: 13:34:00
Moon Data
Rises: -:-
Sets: 12:39 pm
Major Times
5:06 am-7:06 am
5:31 pm-7:31 pm
Minor Times
11:48 am-12:48 pm

Prediction
Average
7/25/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:417 am
Sets: 8:20 pm
LoD: 13:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:09 am
Sets: 1:43 pm
Major Times
5:56 am-7:56 am
6:21 pm-8:21 pm
Minor Tlimes


12:13 am-l:13 am
12:38 pm-l:38 pm
Prediction
Average
7/26/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 8:19 pm
LoD: 13:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:48 am
Sets: 2:49 pm
Major Times
6:48 am-8:48 am
7:13 pm-9:13 pm
Minor Times
1:05 am-2:05 am
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Prediction
Good
7/27/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 8:19 pm
LoD: 13:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:34 amn
Sets: 3:58 pm


Major Times
7:46 am-9:46 am
8:11 pm-10:11l pm
Minor Times
2:03 am-3:03 am
2:28 pm-3:28 pm
Prediction
Better
7/28/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:49 am
Sets: 8:18 pm
LoD: 13:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:27 am
Sets: 5:06 pm
Major Times
8:46 am-10:46 am
9:11 pm-11:ll pm
Minor timess
3:03 am-4:03 am
3:28 pm-4:28 pm
Prediction
Better
7/29/2008
Sun DatAi
Rises: 6:49 am
Sets: 8:18 pm


LoD: 13:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:29 am
Sets: 6:10 pm
Major Times
9:49 am-1:49 am
10:14 pm-12:14 am
Minor Times
4:06 am-5:06 am
4:31 pm-5:31 pm
Prediction
Good
7/30/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:50 am
Sets: 8:17 pm
LoD: 13:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:36 am
Sets: 7:08 pm
Major Times
10:52 am-12:52 pm
Minor Times
5:09 am-6:09 am
5:34 pm-6:34 pm
Prediction
Good


He was one of those generous
spirits, willing to help wherever
needed and didn't wait to be
:asked. He was always on the
lookout for ways to help," com-
mented Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones.
White began his Hardee
career in 1984 as a teacher at
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School. In 1986, he moved to
the junior high as an industrial
arts teacher and later switched
to the science department,
reported Jones who was a fel-
low junior high teacher..
*White became junior high
dean of students in 1998, nearly
10 years ago.
"It will be hard to fill the
void. Gregg made a contribu-
tion to the school and to the
community at large. The impact
of his loss will go pretty far out.
He had taught the parents of
some of our students," said
Principal Doug Herron.
"The seventh and eighth
grade students will miss him
when they come back in the
fall. He always had good rap-
port with the students and
developed a good relationship
with many of them. For the last
couple of years he has been
head football coach here. We're
definitely going to miss Gregg.
Staff will have a hard time fill-
ing his position. He will be
sorely missed at Hardee Junior
High," continued the principal.
"Most sports fans will re-
member Gregg for his spirit of
involvement, as football, boys
weightlifting and girls volley-
ball coach. He had the respect



BEAR
Continued From 1A
for the rest of his life, during
which his caregivers hope to
give him a healthy and happy
home. The refuge workers
strive to make all of their ani-
mals feel comfortable and
cheerful, despite their past.
"Bond is still getting used to
his surroundings. It requires a
lot of patience on our part and a
lot of trust from him to let us to
be his caregivers," said Soles.
To visit the newest arrival to
the refuge, head on down to
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs
to see Bond and all of his
friends. The refuge is open
everyday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
except for Mondays and Wed-
nesdays.- Admission for adults
is $2, children 6-12 is $1, and
children ages 5 and under get in
free.


of his players. He was a long-
time sports enthusiast, took a
hiatus from coaching and re-
cently returned to coach foot-
ball at the junior high," noted
Jones.
"On the professional 16%rel, he
was well respected, not only by
his peers but by his students. In
his position as dean of students,
it was an unusual phenomenon.
He dealt with discipline, but
even those he had to discipline
respected him. That's not neces-
sarily a common thing for one
who has t-O gieopjt punish-
ment, but the studenTA seemed
to recognize the fact that he
cared for them afnd what he did
for them was intended to make
them better," said Jones.
He noted White was sched-
uled to be head football coach
at the junior high again this fall
and "it will be most difficult to
fill those shoes."
He leaves three daughters
here. Funeral arrangements are
pending the arrival of out-of-
state relatives.


Youth Football
Saturday
Pop Warner Football will
have a pair of events this
weekend, including player
and cheerleader signups
and a car wash at Tractor
Supply in the Sweetbay
Plaza.
Practices begin Aug. 1 at 5
p.m. at the fields in front of
Wildcat Stadium. For. more
information, contact any Pop
Warner Board member or
Dawn Atkinson-Jones at her
office, 773-9755.


ABOUT ...
Obituaries
Obituaries are published
free of charge as a.public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home:
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships, im-
mediate survivors and funer-
al arrangements. The list of
survivor~,.may inlulde, the
names of-a spouse, parents,
siblings',' hildrenr"and chil-
dren's spouses and grand-
children, and the number of
great-grandchildren. If there
are.no immediate survivors,
consideration of other rela-
tionships may be given.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended July 17, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,568, com-
pared to 9,012 last week, and 7,936 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service, compared
to last week, slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower,
feeder steers and heifers were steady to 1.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-145.00;
300-400 lbs., 103.00-130.00; and'
400-500 lbs., 90.00-111.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 95.00-125.00;
300-400 lbs., 85.00-110.00; and
400-500 lbs., 80.00- 98.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 50.00-
58.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 66.00:-
74.00.

Grant revenues would drop from $5.87 million down to $1.77
million.
The library budget would fall from $246,951 to $243,460.
Hours of operation will be cut from 45 hours a week to 42 1/2
hours, with Saturdays eliminated. The commission wants the hours
reduced to 40.
The probation budget would rise from $117,999 to $122,857.
The county has 233 active cases and charges clients $45 a month.
Salvation Army has offered to take over the service from the coun-
ty. The judge's approval would be needed.
Human resources would rise from $116,877 yo $122,126.
The Pioneer Park Days budget would rise from $237,305 to
$270,096 and produce expected revenues of $114,475.
The county for this budget year has 209 funded positions,
compared with 228 for the 2006-07 year. There are now 204
employees.
The parks and recreation budget would fall from $81,900 to
$32,263.
The animal refuge budget would rise from $155,267 to
$173,453 and produce entrance fees of $12,000. "This is a great
facility if it was not so expensive," said commissioner Minor
Bryant.
The Hardee Lakes budget would fall from $177,483 to
$134,450. The projected income is $7,500, including $5,000 in
admissions, $1,500 for camping fees and $1,000 for commercial
fishing. Two employees have a hard time keeping up with mowing
in the summer, said Danny Weeks. There are no funds to build a
100-site RV park there. Weeks said a $100,000 potable water sys-
tem would be needed. "Hardee Lakes is a golden opportunity. All
we need is money," said Johnson.
The Pioneer Park budget is expected to rise from $219,266 to
$231,541, with anticipated receipts of $75,000. The buildings need
to be tented for termites, said Weeks.
The budget for facilities management is expected to drop from
$1.28 million to $1.09 million.


Continued


from the local level, but from
the state.
The school millage is divided
into four categories: required
local effort, basic local discre-
tionary, supplemental local dis-
cretionary and capital outlay.
While the local board has low-
ered twp of the categories under
its control, the state has upped
its mandated millage.
And that is for required local
effort, a number set by the state
in order for the local district to
be eligible for a bonanza of
state funding. The state has
hiked that number from 4.804
mills to 5.281 mills.
The School Board proposes
to lower its basic discretionary
rate from 0.5 10to 0.498, keep-
ing its supplemental discre-
tionary number at the current
0.250.
The local board also proposes
to lower capital outlay millage
from the current 2.0 mills to
1.75.
Added together, the four cat-
egories total 7.779 mills, up



ARE
Continued
Det. Sylvia Estes was assigned
to the case on June 22, 2007,
after receiving a report from the'
state Department of Children &
Families.
Records from that agency
noted that on May 7 of 2007,
'the 13-year-old was taken to the
emergency .room at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center, com-
plaining of stomach pains,
Harris said.
Tests showed she was preg-
nant.
During the course of Estes'.
investigation, the child named
Duck as the father of her
unborn child. She said that
Duck was in a relationship with
her mother at the time, and that
whenever her mother left the
house, Duck would engage in


The recent mortgage crisis
has left the dbor'open for fraud-
ulent foreclosure""rescue" pro-
fessionals who use half-truths
and outright lies to sell services
that promise relief and then fail
to deliver.
If you think you may be fac-
ing foreclosure .or know some-
one who is, the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC), the nation's
consumer protection agency,
wants you to know how to rec-
ognize a foreclosure rescue
scam and what your options are
to help you save your home.

How The Scams Work
Foreclosure rescue firms use
a variety of tactics to find
homeowners in distress. They
use simple and straightforward
messages, such as "Stop
Foreclosure Now!" or "We
guarantee to stop your foreclo-
sure.".
Once they have your atten-
tion, they use a variety of tactics
to get your money.
Phony Counseling or
Phantom Help-The scam artist
tells you that he can negotiate a
deal with your lender to save
your house if you pay a fee first.
You may be told not to contact
your lender, lawyer or credit
counselor, and to let the "nego-
tiator" handle the details. Once
you pay the fee, the phony takes
off with your money.
Bait and Switch-You
think you're signing documents
for a new loan to make your
existing mortgage current. This
could be a trick: You could be
signing documents that surren-
der the title of your house to a
scam artist in exchange for a


CRASH
Continued From 1A


"rescue" loan.
Rent-to-Buy Scheme-
You're iold tdo surrender the title
'as parPf a deal that allows you-
to remain in your home as a
renter, and buy it back during
the next few years. You may be
told that surrendering the title
will permit a borrower with a
better credit rating to secure
new financing-and prevent the
loss of the home.
But the terms of these deals
are usually so burdensome that
buying back your home
becomes impossible. You lose
your home and the fraudster
walks off with all or most of
your home's equity. Worse yet,
when the new borrower defaults
on the loan, you're evicted.
Bankruptcy Foreclosure-A
smooth talker may promise to
negotiate with your lender or to
get refinancing on your behalf
if you pay a fee up f-rnt.
,Instead of contacting your
lender or refinancing your loan,.
though, this scam artist pockets
the fee and files a bankruptcy
case in your name-sometimes
without your knowledge.
Finding Legitimate Help
If you're having trouble pay-
ing your mortgage or you've
already gotten a foreclosure
notice, contact your lender
immediately. You may be able
to negotiate a new repayment
schedule.
Other foreclosure prevention
options, including reinstate-
ment and forbearance, are
explained in "Mortgage
Payments Sending You Reel-
ing? Here's What to Do," a pub- .
location from the FTC. Find it at
www.ftc.gov.


I From ZA
from 2007-08's total number of
7.564.
But total taxable value in the
county has declined by $109
million, from $1.785 billion
down to $1.676 billion. In all,
that translates into a'drop in tax
dollars for the district. -
That can be seen in the total
budget proposed by the board,
about a $2 million decline from
2007-08's $63.2 million to the'
planned $61.1 million for this
coming fiscal year.
The fund balance, or contin-
gency, will go from $3.85 mil-
lion to $2.95 million.
Capital outlay monies will go
toward fencing 'the physical-
education and softball fields at
the dual, campus of Hilltop Ele-
mentary School and Hardee'
Junior High School, land acqui-
sition for North Wauchula Ele-
mentary, roofing and a. cooling
tower at Hardee Senior High,i
lighting at North Wauchula Ele--
mentary and other needed reno-
vations and repairs.



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sexual activity with her.
The child told Estes 'that.
Duck did not "force her" to-
have sex. Instead, the major
alleged, the child was persuad-
ed by Duck as he "did continu-
ally tell her how much he cared
and wanted to be with her."
Officials estimated the 13-.
year-old became pregnant on or
about April 10, 2007.
She gave birth to a baby:boy
on Jan. 21 of this year.
On Jan. 29, DNA swabs were
taken from the baby boy and
from suspect Duck. The swabs
were sent to a lab for testing,
.Harris said.
DNA results came back on
June 22. They allegedly showed
Duck is the father of the baby.
Duck's arrest followed. ,


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County Commission Votes 3-2


On 9.0304 Tax Millage Rate


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission on Wednesday morning


by a 3-2 vote approved a tenta-
tive 2008-09 ad valorem tax
rate of 9.0304 mills, which
would bring in $14,860,993.


Manage Your Mortgage To

Build Financial Security


Many people may have heard
that the Chinese expression for
"crisis" consists of two charac-
ters-"challenge" and "opportu-
nity." The expression could also
describe the dual nature of the
current housing market down-
turn-peril and potential.
Whether you are taking
advantage of current prices to,
buy a house or trying to cope
with a difficult financial situa-
tion to keep your home, it is
important to understand how a
mortgage works and what to do
if you start to encounter pay-
ment problems.
According to an HSBC-North
Anrerica consumer survey, one
out of three people don't even
know if they currently have a
fixed-rate or adjustable-rate
mortgage. Moreover, three out
of 10 consumers surveyed have
no idea of what types of fees are
associated with their mort-
gages. Loretta Abrams, senior
vice president of HSBC
Consumer Affairs, says improv-
ing mortgage know-how will
help consumers protect their
investment.
Before you obtain a mort-
gage, make sure you understand
the following:
What types of mortgages
are you considering? Is it fixed-
rate or adjustable-rate? What
are the advantages and disad-
vantages to your personal situa-
tion?
What's the interest rate and
how much are the fees associat-
ed with the loans? Costs such as
points and processing fees can
add 2 to 10 percent to the loan.
You don't want to be surprised
by an extra $2,000 or $10,000
in fees when you close your
loan.


As a general rule, you
should spend no more than 28
percent of your gross monthly
income on housing expenses.
Besides the mortgage, remem-
ber to include taxes, insurance
and other related expenses.
If you have an adjustable-
rate mortgage (ARM) loan,
make sure you know when the
payment can change, by how
much and what the maximum
payment can be.
Do you have money to
cover costs if your roof sudden-
ly leaks or your furnace goes
out? Set aside an emergency
fund (3 percent of your home
value) for maintenance and
other unexpected costs.
If you're having trouble keep-
ing up with your mortgage pay-
ments, remember that it's never
appropriate to "do nothing." No
one-neither you nor your
lender-wants you to lose your
home. The earlier you take
action, the more options you
may have.
Take the following steps:
Contact your lender at the
first sign of trouble. Respond to
all your lender's communica-
tions, describing your circum-
stances.
If you prefer to speak first
to a trusted third party about
your options, call Homeowner's
HOPE Hotline, (888) 995-
HOPE. You can also dial (800)
569-4287 or visit www.HUD.-
gov for a HUD approved coun-
selor.
Take advantage of free
resources on YourMoney-
Counts.com, available in both
Spanish and English, to find
information that will help you
manage your finances.


The current tax rate is 7.7926
mills, which brought in
$13,163,077. When the new
budget is finalized, the commis-
sion will have to approve the
millage rate by a 4-1 superma-
jority vote, since the millage is
g.4811 or more.
The proposed rate would
achieve a 15 percent cash re-
serve in the budget, said county
budget officer Janice William-
son. The motion for the millage
rate was made by commissioner
Nick Timmerman and seconded
by Bobby Ray Smith. Gordon
Norris voted for the motion,
with Minor Bryant and chair-
man Dale Johnson voting no.
The rollback rate would have
been 8.5540 mills which would
raise $13,508,617.
The proposed new budget for
the EMS (emergency services)
department is $1.93 million,
compared with the current
$1.88 million. The fire control
proposed budget is $3.3 million
compared with the current $2.8
million.
The sheriff's budget will
remain at about $7.35 million.
This department expects to gen-
erate about $800,000 this year
for renting jail beds to federal
prisoners at $55 a day per pris-
oner.
The commission will subsi-
dize the clerk of court for
$40,000 in reduced recording
and copying fees. That budget
stays the same.
The commission op Wednes-
day reduced the proposed cash
subsidy to the county health
department from $250,000 to
$50,000. Peace River Center
was cut from $30,000 down to
$10,000.
The overall contribution to
Rest Haven remains the same at
about $90,000 but the commis-
sion plans, to seek bids to sell
the facility.
Cutting Edge Ministries will
get $5,000 and HARC $10,000.
Caring People Ministries and
Tri-County Addictions were
both cut from $10,000 down to
$5,000. The Chamber of Com-
merce will receive $5,000.
Clerk of Court Hugh Bradley
said he continues to need a pre-
viously approved climate-con-
trolled record storage building
which will cost about $250,000.
The commission at the final
budget hearing later this year
can approve the 9.0304 mills by
a 4-1 vote or reduce it but not
increase that figure.,


Help Plan 30th
HHS Reunion
Any classmate who would
like to help in planning the
30th Hardee High School
class reunion may call
Sherry (Farabee) Williams at
735-8266 or 781-1389.
The first Class of 1978
planning meeting is today
(Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. at
203 S. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula.

Take Pesticide
License Class
Anyone who wants to ob-
tain or renew a private appli-
cator pesticide license can
take a three-hour review and
testing class on Tuesday at
the Hardee County Exten-
sion Service Office, 507 Civ-
ic Center Drive (behind the
Agri-Civic Center at Sten-
strom and Altman roads),
Wauchula.
The class goes from 9 a.m.
to noon with the test held at
1 p.m. Three Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) are
offered to those with current
licenses. The fee is $25 for
manuals and refreshments.
To attend the class only for
CEUs, the charge is $5. To
register, call 773-2164.


One of the pleasures of
reading old letters is the
knowledge that they need
no answer.
-Lord Byron


Saturday Benefit


Planned For Meus


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A dinner will be held on
Saturday to raise funds for the
legal defense of trucker Jean-
Claude vleus.
The fund raiser is set for 5
p.m. at Homer's Restaurant,
1000 Sebring Square, off U.S.
27 in Sebring. Meus, who has
been released on bond, will be
present at the dinner.
The 44-year-old truck driver
had been convicted of two
counts of vehicular homicide in
2003 for the 2001 deaths of
Wauchula residents Nona
Moore, 40, and her daughter
Lindsey, 8. He was sentenced to
15 years in state prison.
The state had said Meus fell
asleep at the wheel.
But in April of this year,
Meus won a new trial following
a hearing before Acting Circuit
Judge Jeff J. McKibben. Meus'
defense lawyer, John Trevena,
successfully argued that a new
witness could bring a new out-
come to a trial.
Prosecutors are now appeal-
ing McKibben's ruling to the
2nd District Court of Appeal.
The legal defense organiza-


tion "Operation Free- Jean-
Claude Meus" was founded in
late April, and a fund was estab-
lished for Meus at Wauchula
State Bank in Lake Placid. It
has raised over $1,500.
Anyone wishing to 'make
contributions can do so at any
Wauchula State Bank branch or*.
can mail a donation to: Jean-
Claude Meus Account, c/o
Wauchula State Bank, P.O.. Box
1045, Lake Placid, FL 33862-
1045.
All checks must be payable
to Jean-Claude Meus.


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ALICE EVELYN DAVIS
Alice Evelyn Davis, 74, of
Sebring, died Thursday, July
17, 2008, at Kindred Hospital
in Tampa.
A native of Sebring, she had
also lived in the Tampa area and
Hardee County. She was a
homemaker.
Survivors include her hus-
band Sidney Davis of Sebring;
four children, Marsha Chancey
of North Port, Bobby Cooper of
Satsuma; Donni Cooper and
wife Sandy of Auburndale and
Mark A. Davis and wife Sarah
of Sebring; one sister, Marie
Staton of Wauchula; two broth-
ers, Vernon Smedley and wife
Angie of Flowery Branch, Ga.
and Jeff Smedley of Tampa;
eight grandchildren; and 13
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, July 26, at 11
a.m. at Fort Green Baptist
Church.
Fountain Funeral Home
Avon Park


ROBERT E.
CAMPBELL
Robert E. Campbell, 86, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
July 13, 2008 at Lake Placid.
Born on Aug. 14, 1921, in
Tampa, he was a Wauchula
resident most of his life.
He was a World War II vet-
eran serving in the Army Air
Corps as a pilot. He attended
college at the University of
Florida. After finishing two
years and earning a commer-
cial pilot's license, he joined
the Army Air Corps as a
civilian instructor of cadets
learning how to fly.
After two years, he was
released from his instructor's
job, entered the Army Air
Corp and attended flight
school in Palm Springs to
learn how to fly large aircraft.
After training for a month, he
graduated as a 1st Pilot 4-
engine, having flown aircraft
such as the B25, P38 and
B 17. He flew his last mission
on his 24th birthday, having
clocked more than 700 com-
bat hours and earned the
Presidential Medal, Disting-
uished Flying Cross, Air
Medal, Victory Medal and
War Medal of China.
He was a citrus grower and
member of First United
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula, American Legion, Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars, Elks
BPOE and the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife
Dorothy Carlton Campbell of
Wauchula; four daughters,
Jean Campbell Larson and
husband Leon of Kissimmee,
Jane Campbell Wofford and
husband Steve of Tallahas-
see, Jan Campbell Berelsman
and husband Joe of Orlando,
and Pat Quayle and husband
Bruce of Panama Canal
Zone; eight grandchildren
Scott Davis of Hawaii,
Tiffany Davis of West Palm
Beach, David Wofford and
Laura Wofford, both of
Tallahassee, Joe Berelsman
Jr. of Orlando, Seaman 1st
Class John Berelsman USN
of Orlando, Bill Quayle of
Switzerland and Kim Quayle
of Naples; and great-grand-
son Thomas Skipper.
Visitation was Saturday
from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula, where services
were held at 10 a.m. with the
Rev. Rick Walker and Duck
Smith officiating. Interment
followed in Wauchula Ceme-
tery with military honors pro-
vided by the American
Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memor-
ial contributions may be
made to the First United
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula.



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ROBERT GENE DEESON
Robert Gene Deeson, 61, of
Bronson, died, Wednesday, July
9, 2008, in Auburndale.
Born in Miami, on Nov. 8,
1946, he lived in Hardee
County for several years before
moving to Bronson six years
ago. He served in the U.S.
Army National Guard for six
years. He was employed by
O'Steen Brothers and attended
the Bowling Green Church of
God.
Survivors are his wife
Christine Deeson of Arkansas;
mother Bethel Deeson of
Davie; five sons, Robert Dee-
son and wife Lori of Lynn
Haven, Wayne Deeson and wife
Victoria of Bowling Green, and
Ricky Phillips, James Phillips
and Thomas Phillips; one
daughter, Tammy Phillips; three
brothers, Arlo Deeson of Davie,
Frank Deeson of Port St. Lucie,
and Edward Deeson of Naples;
one sister, Ruby Boehm and
niece Patty of Bronson; and
grandchildren, Lee-Ann,
Tara, Kimber, Kayla, Robbie,
Austin, Megan, Matt, Tim,
Crystal, Rusty, Isaac, Dustin,
Shawn, Haley, Rebecca and
Sara.
At his request there were no
funeral services. A memorial
service will be held in Gaines-
ville on Aug. 2.
Cremation Services of
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CLYDE
BARRINGER JLR
Clyde Barringer Jr., 79, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Tues-
day, July 8, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Highlands County,
on March 21, 1929, he was a
truck driver and mechanic in
the citrus groves. He attended
Faith Temple Church of God.
Survivors include his wife
of 48 years, Geraldine Bar-
ringer of Zolfo Springs; two
sons, Clyde Barringer In and
wife Rhonda of Zolfo
Springs, and David Barringer
of Zolfo Springs; and two
grandchildren, Casandra
Sigala-Barringer and John
Rummer.
Visitation was Monday,
July 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at
the funeral home, where ser-
vices were held at 11 a.m.
with Pastor Wendell Smith
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.



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DAN L. MOODY
Dan L. Moody, 74, of Fort
Meade, died Monday, July 21,
2008, at his home.
He was a native of Fort
Meade and a lifelong resident
of Polk County. He graduated in
1951 from Fort Meade High
School. He later graduated from
Cincinnati College of Embalm-
ing and was a retired funeral
director and owner of Moody
Funeral Home of Fort Meade,
which was established in 1965.
He was a member of First
United Methodist Church of
Fort Meade and past vice-chair-
man of the administrative
board;: a Korean War veteran;
former insurance underwriter
and-former assistant administra-
tor of Polk General Hospital;
elected to the Polk County
School Board in 1976 and
thereafter elected five terms,
serving three times as School
Board chairman; past President
of the Polk County Funeral
Director's Association; Former
Commander of American
Legion Post #23; Chairman of
Fort Meade Planning and
Zoning Board; past President of
Fort Meade Lions Club and past
Zone President of area Lions
International.
He was also a former mem-
ber of Fort Meade Chamber of
Commerce and Polk County
Chamber of Commerce; mem-
ber of the Masonic Lodge #160
F&AM; past director of Polk
County Mental Health Associa-
tion; past director of Fort
Meade Parent-Teacher Associa-
tion; past President of Fort
Meade Medical Clinic; chair-
man of the Bicentennial Com-
mission and was the founder
and former member of the Polk
Education Foundation. '
He received the Rotary Inter-
national Outstanding Citizen
Award; Fort Meade High
School Distinguished Gradu-
ates Award; and the Bicenten-
nial Commission of Florida
Award for State Service.
Survivors include his wife of,
52 years, Ruby Gillispie Moody
of Fort Meade; one son, Daniel
D. Moody and wife Nancy of
Eagle Lake; two brothers, Paul
Bass of Iron City, Ga. and Roy
C. Bass of Pensacola; three sis-
ters, Faye Protheroe of Winter
Haven, Norma Aggelis of Fort
Meade and Lorraine Harrell of
St. Petersburg; and two grand-
children, Mallory Moody and
Drew Moody, both of Eagle
Lake.
Visitation was held Wednes-
day, July 23, at the Hancock
Funeral Home (formerly
Moody Funeral Home) in Fort
Meade. Funeral Services are
today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m.
at the First United Methodist
Church in Fort Meade. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Then there's the joy of get-
ting your desk clean, and
knowing that all your let-
ters are answered, and you
can see the wood on it
again.
-Lady Bird Johnson


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Classes Coming Here


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CLYDE BARRINGER JR
Clyde Barringer Jr., 79, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Tuesday,
July 8, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Highlands County,
on March 21, 1929, he was a
truck driver and mechanic in
the citrus groves. He attended
Faith Temple Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of
48 years, Geraldine Barringer
of Zolfo Springs; two sons,
Clyde Barringer III and wife
Rhonda of Zolfo Springs, and
David Barringer of Zolfo
Springs; and two grandchildren,
Casandra Sigala-Barringer and
Johit Rummer.
Visitation was Monday, July
14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home, where services
were held at 11 a.m. with Pastor
Wendell Smith officiating. In-
terment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

ANTONIO GUERRERO
Antonio Guerrero, 73, of
Fort Meade, died Monday, July
14, 2008, at his home.
Born in Mexico, on June 13,
1935, he moved to Fort Meade
in 1974. He was a fruit har-
vester.
Survivors include two sons,
Victoriano Guerrero and
Antonio Guerrero Jr.;and one
daughter, Rafaela Guerrero.
There are no services sched-
uled at this time.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula





BOBBIE LOU FOWLER
Bobbie Lou Fowler, 50, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
July 13, 2008, at home.
Born on Aug. 31, 1957, in
Hope Mill, N.C., she came to
Wauchula in 1960. She was a
cab driver for 15 years, fun
natural at heart and enjoyed
her time with family and
friends and attended the
Church of God.
She was preceded in death
by her father, Robert A.
Fowler; infant son Thomas
Glenn Jr.; and her grandpar-
ents.
She .is survived by her
mother Mary Lou McCaus-
ley; two sons, BobbMLay and
Woodro0Lay, botifLof Lake-
land; three daughters, Jenni-
fer Hudson of Texas, Christ-
ina Fowler of North Carolina,
and Mary Stone of Wauchula;
one brother, Robert Fowler of
Wauchula; one sister, Judy
Krebbs of Jacksonville, N.C.;
one grandchild, Chesnie
Stone; her companion, Keith
Reed of Wauchula; and best
friend, Sunnie O'Neal of
Bowling Green.
Visitation was Friday at 3
p.m. at the funeral home,
where services were held at 4
p.m. with the Rev. Wendell
Smith officiating. Interment
was private.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to Brant
Funeral Chapel, 404 W.
Palmetto St., Wauchula FL
33873.

Brant Funeral

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


"They were


wonderful".


We hear kind words
consistently. We're proud
that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
drives us to offer the very
best in comfort, compassion
and service.





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The Chamber of Commerce
is bringing a program to Hardee
County that has proven success-
ful in communities elsewhere in
the state. "-d
"Leadership Hardee" is a
comprehensive tuition-based
program fdr selected partici-
pants togain the skills and
knowledge to become a com-
munity leader. The program,
designed to identify existing
and emerging leaders from var-
ious segments of the communi-
ty, is set to kick off this fall.
The curriculum is dedicated
to building a network of com-
munity leaders who will utilize
their diverse talents, skills and
unique perspectives to address
community-wide challenges,
identify viable alternatives, and
help solve problems facing
Hardee County today and in the
future.
By focusing on the selection,
training, advancement and rec-


LULA VEATRICE
DUNCAN
Lula Veatrice Duncan, 87,
of Riverview, died on Tues-
day, July 15, 2008.
She is survived by her sons,
Horace R. Duncan, Floral
City, Morace C. Duncan, Al-
bany, Ga., Forace L. Duncan,
Riverview and Timothy R.
Duncan, Hot Springs, Ark.;
a sister, Elizabeth Brown,
Walker, La.; and several
grandchildren, great-grand-
children, great-great-grand-
children and nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held
1 p.m. Saturday, July 19,
2008, at the First Baptist
Church of Gibsonton with the
family receiving friends one
hour prior to services. Inter-
ment was in New Zion Ceme-
tery, Ona.
Those who wish may make
donations to the New Church
Without Walls,, 1140 Turner
Camp Rd., Inverness, FL
34453.
Southern Funeral Care
Riverview


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ognition of leadership, the pri- -
mary objective of Leadership
Hardee is to educate and expose
a select number of individuals
to the societal and economic
challenges facing the communi-
ty.
Leadership Hardee is a nine-I
month program that is sched-.
uled to begin in September with
a kickoff dinner and end in'May
with a graduation ceremony.
Throughout the year, classes
will meet for a full day of ses-
sions built around community'
issues. These sessions will
focus on topics such as educa-
tion, agriculture, health care,
industry, legal/county and city
government, human services,
culture and arts, and law
enforcement.
Applications are currently
being accepted by the Hardee
County Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Committee. All ap-
plications are due by the close
of business on Aug. 1. The
tuition for the program is $500
per participant and is due upon
acceptance into the program.
To receive an applications or
if there are any additional ques-
tions, contact the Hardee;
County Chamber of Commerce.
at 773-6967 or e-mail.
casey@hardeecc.com.
Only 15 participants will be'
selected for this year's program.
Hurry and get applications in
so that you can be part of the
freshman class for this exciting
new program!








MONDAY. JULY 28
WHardee County School
Board, first budget hearing,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5:01 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 31
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
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an alligator harvest permit can
attend if they want to learn what
hunting alligators is all about.
Classes will be offered at the
following locations:
July 26 (Saturday), 1-4
p.m., Dania Beach, IGFA
Fishing Hall of Fame &
Museum, 300 Gulf Stream
Way. For directions, call
(954) 922-4212 or visit
www.igfa.org.
July 30 (Wednesday), 6-


9 p.m., Tallahassee, Bry-
ant Building, 620 S. Meri-
dian St. For directions, call
(850) 488-3831.
Aug. 2 (Saturday), 1-4
p.m., Tampa, Florida State
Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S.
Hwy. 301 N.; use the
Orient Road entrance. For
directions, call (800) 345-
3247 or visit www.flori-
dastatefair.com.
Aug. 3 (Sunday), 2-5
p.m., Okeechobee, Okee-
chobee County Civic Cen-
ter, 1750 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.
For directions, call (863)
462-5195.
All hunt permits have been
sold for this year; however, alli-
gator trapping "agent" permits
are available for $52. Agent
permits enable permit holders
to assist a licensed trapper in
taking alligators but only in the
presence of that trapper.
Permitted alligator hunters
received their licenses and hide-
validation tags last week.
For more information on
these exciting alligator hunts,
visit MyFWC.com/gators and
click "Statewide Hunts."


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People may make plans in
their minds, but only the
Lord can make them come
true. You may believe you
are doing right, but the Lord
will'judge your reasons.
Proverbs 10:1-2 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Now to the (only) One who
can keep you from- falling
(into sin) and set you in the
presence of His glory, jubi-
lant and without fault, to the
only God our Savior, be
glory and majesty, might
and authority, through Jesus
Christ our Lord, before all
time, now and for evermore.
Amen.
Jude 24-25 (NEB)
SATURDAY
Hallelujah! I give thanks to
God with everything I've got
- wherever good people
gather, and in the congrega-
tion. God's works are so
great, with a lifetime of
steady, endless enjoyment..
. The good life begins in the
fear (reverence) for God -
do that and you'll know the
blessings of God. His Halle-
lujah lasts forever!
Psalm 111:1-3,10 (ME)
SUNDAY
And Jesus said to them,
"Take heed and beware of
covetousness: for a man's
life does not consist in the
abundance of his posses-
sions."
Luke 12:15 (RSV)
MONDAY
Don't be afraid! For the bat-
tle is not yours, but God's.
But you will not need to fight.
... Take your places, stand
quietly and see the incredi-
ble rescue operation God
will perform for you. Don't be
afraid or discouraged! God
is out there tomorrow for the
Lord is with you.
II Chronicles 20,15b, 17b (TLB)
TUESDAY
If a man must boast, let him
boast what ,the Lord has
done. Not ft"tnan iho rec-
ommends 'lHimself, -but the
one the Lord recommends
- he and he alone is to be
accepted.
II Corinthians 10:17 (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
Who is wise? He will realize
these things; who is discern-
ing? He will understand this.
The ways of the Lord are
right; the righteous walk in
them, but the rebellious
stumble on them.
Hosea 14:9 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
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Bible.


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The supreme accomplishment
is to blur the line between
work and play.
-Arnold Toynbee

Case #24813
STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS &
TRAINING COMMISSION,
Petitioner
vs.
KENNETH D. RICHARDSON,


Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
F.. lorida Fish & Wildlife Commission


So, if you'd like to join the FWC's Dove Club, you need to do
it in July. Here's wishing you all luck in drawing the field of your
dreams.
Remember to introduce someone new to hunting when you
S.can. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see
you in the woods!


I consider it a good rule for
letter-writing to leave
unmentioned what. the
recipient already knows,
and instead tell him some-
thing new.


JOIN DOVE CLUB NOW!
To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game but
spending quality time in the outdoors with good friends and fami-


Respondent


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNETH D.
RICHARDSON,
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED th
Administrative Complain
been filed against you seel
revoke your CORRECTI
Certificate In accordance
Section 943.1395, F.S., an
rules promulgated thereund
You are required to serve
ten copy of your intent to re
a hearing pursuant to S
120.57, F.S. upon Michael (
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Cri
Justice Professionalism Pro
Florida Department of
Enforcement, P. 0. Box
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
on or before September 15,
Failure to do so will result
default being entered again
to Revoke said certification
suant to Section 120.60, F.S
Rule 11B-27, F.A.C.--
Dated: July 15
DIRECTOR William J. Romli
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSIl
By: -a- Stella DeVaney,
Division Representative 7:
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COU
Case No. 25-2008 CA 0i
Divisi


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Ti
for Option One Mortgage Lo
Trust 2007-1 Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007-1,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Jorge Salpurido; Sharyn K.
Salter; James H. Webb, Jr.;
Investors Lending, Inc.; If lIv
and all Unknown Parties in
Possession #1; If living, and
Unknown Parties claiming by
through, under and against t
above named Defendant(s)
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimant
Defendant(s).


__/ One of the best ways to do just that is through dpve hunting.
And, with that in mind, it's easy to see why great dove hunts are
in such high demand but often difficult to find.
That's why the Florida Wildlife Commission created its
Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program to offer hunters the
chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state's
best public dove fields.
Dove Club permits allow one adult and one youth (under age
at an 16) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove field of their choice.
int has Permits cost only $150 and enable both hunters to each take a daily
IONAL bag limit of birds. There are a total of eight hunts on all but one
e with (Caravelle Ranch) of the selected dove fields, and all hunts are
id any half-day and take place on Saturdays, starting Oct. 4 and ending
der. ` Jan. 10.
writ- There are sven special-opportunity dove fields scattered
quest throughout the state, from as far west as Holmes County in the
section Panhandle to as far south as Miami.
Crews, One of the fields is on Fussell Farm Public Small-Game
criminal Hunting Area in Polk County. There are 13 Dove Club permits
Dgram, available for the 40-acre field. Another field is on Allapattah Flats
Law in Martin County. There are 25 Dove Club permits for sale to hunt
-1489, on the 100 acres.
,2008. Caravelle Ranch in Putnam County, 40 Dove Club permits for
It in a sale, will also be back this coming season, and so will Frog Pond
st you in Miami-Dade County, with 38 Dove Club permits for sale,.
n pur- The three remaining fields are new, and they are: Brown Farm
3., and in Holmes County, 13 permits for sale; Combs Farm in Baker
County, 10 permits; and North Newberry in Alachua County, 18.
, 2008 Last year, 1,077 hunters participated in special-opportunity
dove hunts, and a total of 2,206 birds were harvested for an aver-
ne age harvest of a little more than two birds per hunter.
Frog Pond Dove Field, on the southern-most end of the Florida
ON peninsula, really produced last season. Nearly 600 doves were
taken from there last year.
On Allapattah Flats Dove Field, east of Lake Okeechobee,
2-:1H 'participants experienced an average take of 2.6 birds per hunter per
THE day. In the central part of the state, hunters at Fussell Farm enjoyed
a.nearly two-birds-per-hunter average on each hunt.
JNTY Dove Club permits went on sale July 1, and hunters can pur-
chase these season passes at any county tax collector's office,
00088 license agent, online at MyFWC.com/dove or by calling toll-free 1-
ion #: 888-Hunt-Florida. They're sold first-come, first-served, and the
UNC: best fields go quickly, so you better get a move on.
The last day to buy season permits, if they're still available, is
eustee Sept. 9.


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NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 15, 2008, and entered in Civil
Case No. 25-2008 CA 000088 of
the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for
Option One Mortgage Loan Trust
2007-1 Asset-Backed Certificates,
Series 2007-1, Plaintiff and Jorge
Salpurido are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. on AUGUST 6,
2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 14
AND ALL OF LOT 15 AND
THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT
16, BLOCK 6, CARLTON
AND MCEWEN ADDITION
TO THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, AS.PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGES 2 THROUGH 11.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE TIME OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
IF.YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE,
PLEASE CONTACT Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Mpin Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771;
IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8770
DATED at W'auchula, Florida,
this 15 day of July, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
DEPUTY CLERK


li 7:24, 31c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Case No. 2508CA000188
THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER
FINANCE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TRAVIS J. MITCHELL; MEGAN E.
MITCHELL A/K/A MEGAN F.
MICHELL; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT
#2 IN POSSESSION OF THE -
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
(Please publish In The Financial
Herald Advocate)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 16, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
2508CA000188, of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for HARDEE County,
Florida. THE CIT GROUP/CON-
SUMER FINANCE, INC., is Plaintiff
and TRAVIS J. MITCHELL;
MEGAN E. MITCHELL A/K/A
MEGAN F. MICHELL are defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at The North
Front Door of the HARDEE County
Courthouse, at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, FI 33873, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 6 day of August, 2008, the
following described property as
set forth in Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 26, BLOCK 1,
GOLFVIEW ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 50,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IMPORTANT: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, if you are a person with a dis-
-ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to provision of
certain assistance, Please contact
the Court Administrator at 417 W.
MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL
33873. Phone No. 863-773-4174
within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading.
Dated this 16 day of July, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the LIs Pendens
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
7:24. 31c


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play together, stay together.


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Greetings from Fort Green!
Our deepest sympathy is ex-
tended to Bradley and Rebecca
Yake and family in the death of
their stillborn baby girl, named
Isabella. Charlotte was looking
forward to that first grandbaby!
Bradley and Rebecca were at
Jessica Bryant's wedding last
week and looked so ready for
that baby! She was buried in the
Fort Green Methodist Ceme-
tery, and is the first since the
cemetery was given to the Fort
Green Baptist Church and is run
by a committee.
Speaking of Jessica, she and
Michael Lake had a beautiful
wedding. Jessica was a radiant
bride and her gown was really
spectacular. It was a very lovely
wedding. They had a wonderful
reception in the church fellow-
ship hall, with plenty of deli-
cious refreshments.
Polly Banda says she is buy-
ing The Herald-Advocate every
week. She is really enjoying the
Fort Green News and the saga
of her age; first she was just a
teenager and then older than she
actually is. For all the world to
know, Polly Banda is only 80!
Most of you are aware she has
liver cancer and hopes to see
many more birthdays as we are
praying for her recovery.
Bayleigh Pierstorff celebrat-
ed her "Sweet 16" birthday with
a party at her home. Several
girlfriends and Brad Keene plus
oodles of cousins, aunts, uncles
and grandparents attended the
party. They all enjoyed ham-
burgers with all the trimmings
plus the delicious birthday
cake. Bayleigh is driving her
main birthday gift, a Chevrolet
Silverado silver-gray color
truck. Happy birthday, Bay-
leigh, and drive safely.
Makayla Chancey is sporting
a new pretty short haircut. She
had her long thick blond hair
cut last week and donated it to
Pantene Beautiful Locks. The
hair must be eight inches long
to donate, and is usually in a
ponytail. The hair is used to
make into wigs for deserving


people. I have a friend who has
been bald for over 20 years, and
she says the synthetic wigs are
really hot. I have seen a docu-
mentary on the real hair wigs,
which are scarce and expensive,
and the young girl on the show
said how wonderful the real
hair wig was. Hopefully Ma-
kayla will inspire many of you
girls with that long pretty hair
to donate it to a good cause.
Hardee County has a lot of
girls with really long hair. Just
look around you and tell them
about Pantene Beautiful Locks
if they are not aware of it.
Pam and Harry Northup live
in the old Buddy Patten home-
place. Their daughter, Amy
O'Brien, will have cancer sur-
gery at Sarasota on Friday.
There have been several fami-
lies living in that house since
the Pattens, but it will always be
the Patten homeplace! I have
lived in my house 43 years, but
it is still Merle Abbott's Old
Home Place if someone is de-
scribing where I live! Please
remember to pray for Amy and
our neighbors, the Northups.
Our sincerest sympathy is
extended to Sidney Davis and
family in the death of his wife.
His wife, Evelyn, is Marsha
Chancey's mother. In case some
of you don't remember, Marsha
is the widow of Steve Chancey.
When we moved to Fort Green,
Steve was still in school and
lived next door to us. A memor-
ial service will be held at Fort
Green Baptist on Saturday at 11
a.m., and a covered-dish dinner
will be served to the family in
the fellowship hall following
the service.
B.J. Haney was at church
Sunday and is recovering nicely
from her foot surgery, but Fort
Green's prayer list is still long.
Arthur Womack and Helen
Plumley are still in the hospital.
Arthur is at Blake in Bradenton
and Helen is in Wauchula.
Paul Clark sang a beautiful
song last Sunday night but he is
still not well. James William-
son was under the weather last


Sunday. Please pray for these
and others.
Fort Green is gearing up for
our super-duper fall yard sale.
It will be Nov. 12-15. The trail-
er is at the Rawls barn ready for


you to bring your treasures to
donate to the yard sale. The pro-
ceeds will go to the Building:
Fund.
Keep me posted about what is'
going on in our little corner of
Hardee County.

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that if I love until it hurts,
then there is no hurt, but
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PAGE ONE


JUST PLANTED


Final All-Star Team Done


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After splitting its first two
games, the Hardee Majors got
in two more games.
Playing at Lakeland, the 12-
and-under team had beaten
Paxton and lost to Okeechobee
in extra innings.
Game three was another vic-
tory, 5-3 over South Walton.
Hardee gave up two runs in the
first inning and another in the
fourth, as pitchers Wyatt Mad-
dox, Cody Spencer, Armando
Alamia and Kris Johnson com-
bined efforts for the win.
Hardee plated a pair of runs
in the first inning, when Kramer
Royal drew a walk and Garrett
Albritton and Tyler Hewett
stroked back-to-back singles. A
right-fielder's error allowed the
extra score.
Down 3-2 in the sixth,
Hardee roared back for triple


tallies. Kris Johnson" walked,
Hewett doubled and Jacob
Bolin won the game with a
three-RBI homer. An Armando
Alamia lead-off triple in the
second inning was nullified on
a fielder's choice.
Hardee's next game was
against South Lake, which used
three homers and numerous
other hits to stop Hardee 13-1,
despite best efforts of pitchers
Mason Gough, Alamia and
Albritton.
Hardee's lone bright spot
came in the fourth inning after
stranding runners in the first
three frames. In the fourth
Spencer walked, Bolin singled
to left and Alamia singled to
right center. Spencer crossed
home plate, Bolin was left at
third and Alamia at second
when Gough walked to load the
bases before the third out ended
the rally and the game.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Newly planted landscaping was the first victim in a Friday night accident which also damaged a parked vehicle as
well as'a 1999 Dodge pulling a trailer. According to Wauchula Police Cpl. Gabe Garza, the incident happened when
Fernando Morales, 28, of 741 Ed Wells Road, Wauchula, was driving east on Main Street approaching the intersec-
tion of Seventh Avenue and dropped a pencil. As he bent to retrieve it, he hit the new curb and shrubbery on the
southeast corner of the intersection. He sheared off a small tree and smashed a couple plants before veering to the
curb and striking a parked 2005 BMW, which sustained about $5,000 damage. The truck and trailer received $6,000
damage and new shrubbery and curbing about $500 damage. Morales was cited for careless driving and failure to
carry his license.

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Dear Friends:
It was only after considerable thought, consulting with those close to me, and
especially praying about it, that I chose to run for Hardee County School
Board.
In weighing whether to run, I considered the critical issues facing our schools:
student achievement and the myriad of problems associated with our school's
budget restraint. From my perspective as a committed participant in public
education, our future is dependent on open, honest communication with those
we serve and propriety of spending to meet our community goals.
If elected, I will bring unique experience and perspective to the school board.
I know this area and its people... and the potential for greatness. I understand
the challenges associated with being a teacher. I value the truth of the matter. I
highly value knowing about where we have been so that we might be prepared
for what lies ahead. And as a teacher for over 37 years in the Hardee County
school system, I have both keen insight and sincere dedication to make our
schools the best.
Those of you, who know me, either from entrusting your child to my class-
room or serving in the community with me, know that I will definitely not
be a member of the board that accepts the status quo. If something is
wrong, the community needs to be advised and we need to search our
collective mind for a strong solution.
I would certainly appreciate your vote on August 26th. It is a vote
that will not go unheard; it is a vote for the voice of the future.
Thank you and God bless
< -.' --Mildred


- Graduate of Hardee County schools
- Bachelor of Science in Education from Florida State University
- Master of Arts in Education from University of South Florida
- Hardee County Teacher for over 37 years
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Local Girls Dance In National Competition


Living


GODLY GIVEAWAY


After months of intense prep-
aration, performance and pres-
sure, the dust is settling around
Wendy's Dance Co.'s competi-
tion teams.
Every few years, dance com-
pany owner and instructor
Wendy Attix takes a group of
girls to the Starbound regional
competition in hopes of making
it to the national competition.
This year, Attix took three
teams to the competition, and
all three made it to nationals.
While several local girls take
classes at Wendy's, only two
are on a competition team and
both happen to be members of
the junior team which, of all
three teams, placed highest at
this recent competition. This
team is made up of seven girls.
Taylor Pohl and Selena Mi-
randa-of Hardee County take up
two spots. Taylor is the daugh-
ter of Brian and Tammy Pohl of
Wauchula and Selena is the
daughter of Danny Miranda and
Isabel Escamilla of Bowling
Green.
The pee-wee, junior and
senior teams all competed with
a tap and clogging routine in the
regional competition at the


Lakeland Civic Center over
Memorial Day weekend. How-
ever, each only brought their
clogging routine to nationals.
The national competition is a
two-day contest in Orlando. On
the first day, all teams compete,
and the top teams return the
second day to compete against
one another. The junior team
made the cut the first day by
placing eighth.
The second day of nationals
is a filmed showcase in addition
to a competition. The team
placed llth the second day.
According to Attix, the compe-
tition is expected to be televised
soon on an Orlando local sta-
tion.
In addition to preparing for
the competition, the teams had
to rehearse for the company's
annual recital, which happened
to fall in between the two com-
petitions and one week before
nationals!
The competition teams have
been practicing since the begin-
ning of last school year for this
competition and the recital.
During the first semester, the
teams practiced one day a week.
Beginning in January, they


practiced more than once a
week.
According to Attix, this is the
second time she has competed
in this competition because of
expenses. However, this year
she was confident in the girls'
ability because most on the
junior team had been dancing at
her studio for several years.
Wendy's Dance Co. is in Fort
Meade. Attix began it 12 years
ago. She pursued dance in col-
lege as a member of the Uni-
versity of South Florida's dance
team. Attix teaches several
classes in addition to her com-
petition teams, such as jazz, hip
hop, tap, clogging, ballet and
lyrical. She teaches children as
young as 3 up through adults.
While the girls are taking a
break after months of competi-
tion, Attix is back to the draw-
ing board working on routines
for next year. Although no
classes are being taught this
summer, registration is current-
ly open for the fall. To receive a
registration packet or informa-
tion on fall classes, contact the
studio at (863) 285-6010.


COURTESY PHOTO
Junior dance team members are (front row, from left) Danielle Hensley and Jessica
McMillan; (back row) Taylor Pohl, Selena Miranda, Paige Belcher, Chrissy Durrance
and Hannah Woods.



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Meagan Smith
Graduates
With Honors
Meagan Smith, a 2003 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High
School, graduated with honors
from Warner Southern College
on Saturday, May 3, receiving a
bachelor's degree in physical
education. Smith maintained
academic and collegiate softball
honors while attending Warner
Southern College.
Among her activities at WSC
were memberships in the Kappa
Delta Pi honor society, serving
as chairman for fundraising
activities, membership in the
physical education majors club
and assistant outfield softball
coach for the 2007-08 softball
season.
Smith completed an educa-
tional internship at Hillcrest
Elementary School in Lake
Wales under the direction of
Coach Debbie Knuth. She has
recently joined the American
Alliance for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation & Dance
and the National Association
for Sport & Physical Education,
both professional organizations
for physical education.
She is currently working as
camp counselor at the YMCA in
Lake Wales. She has recently
accepted a physical education
teaching position at Garden
Grove Elementary School in
Winter Haven, and will contin-
ue her coaching career for'the
2008-09 year at Frostproof
Middle Senior High School as
the assistant varsity coach for
girls softball, basketball and
volleyball. Smith also plans to
pursue a master's degree in edu-
cation at Warner Southern
College.
She is the daughter of Earl
and Diana Smith of Bowling
Green.


ONE BLUE, NO PINKS
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Shanks,
Wauchula, a seven pound four
ounce son, Josiah Conft Shanks,
born June 27, 2008, Florida
Hospital, Sebring. Mrs. Shanks
is the former Tiffany Ullrich.
Maternal grandparents are John
Max and Virginia Ullrich of
Wauchula. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Ricky and Janice
Shanks of Charleston, S.C.
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.

The primary obstacle to seri-
ous play is a person's inability.
to play seriously.
-Shaun McNiff
To stimulate creativity, one
must develop the childlike
inclination for play and the
.childlike desire for recogni-
tion.
-Albert Einstein


COURTESY PHOTO
Celebration Church gave away more than 50 children's
bicycles on July 13 at its Summer Fiesta, which was
held during and after the regular Sunday service. The
Summer Fiesta was highlighted by bounce houses, food,
face-painting and the bike giveaway. More than 20junior-
and senior-high students spent most of the preceding
Friday and Saturday going door-to-door inviting Hardee
County communities to the event. More than 300 people
showed up. Here, little ones check out their new rides.





Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

UNDERSTANDING GOD
A man trying to understand God with his mind alone is like the
Wright brothers trying to fly without a wind. They could run up and
down the sand dunes of Kittyha.wk, dragging their plane, but.noth-
ing happened until a wind came along, they got set up in front of
that wind, and all of a sudden they were airborne!
Haven't you tried to read the Bible in an effort to understand
God and felt you were getting nowhere? I have. I read the Bible
straight through and I knew intellectualUy whatjt sai but I,did-
n't know the Author.
If you read 40 books about AbrahamnL.incoln, would you know
Lincoln? No,' you'd just know a lot of thing about Lincoln!
Now, if God wants us to know Him, why has He made it so
difficult to do so?
Principally, I think it is because most people want to know
God for their own purposes. They recognize that He has all power,
and they would like to use that power to their own advantage.
God refuses to reveal Himself to self-seekers like this.
However, He searches the earth to find a person who will love Him
and serve Him selflessly.
"Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me
with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13).

History never looks like history when you are living
through it.
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July 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3B


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee, County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate . .
75 YEARS AGO
School Buses Under Many
Strict Rulings: Many new regu-
lations regarding school buses
and drivers hive been passed by
the state Board of Education.
Many nondescript buses will be
taken off the roads if counties
meet state requirements to take
advantage of state aid for public
transportation.

Several Amendments To Be
Voted In 1934: Many inquires
are made for information
regarding the proposed consti-
tutional amendments that are to
be voted upon in the general
election in November 1934.
Relief Funds Amount To
$20,532 In County: A detailed
report of the emergency relief
work in Hardee County since
this work started was given to
The Advocate yesterday by
officials of the Hardee County
Council.
Kiwanis Club Chooses Con-
vention Delegates: Delegates to
the Florida district meeting in
Tallahassee were elected at the
Kiwanis meeting Tuesday.
Delegates are F.G. Janes, J.G.
Anderson and Emerson Clavel,
with W.C. Buchanan and Karl
H. Koestline as alternates.

Truckers Lose First To Fort
Myers, 2 To 1: It took the Fort
Myers Athletics 11 innings to
defeat the Wauchula Truckers at
Fort Myers Sunday when the
second half of the Orange Belt
league got under way. The final
score was 2 to 1 with a total of


11 innings.
50 YEARS AGO
Three Softball Teams Tie For
First As High Man D&R Loses
To Reif: In a slam bang ball
game that started off mildly
enough only to end up as a
walkathon in the late innings,
Reif's downed league-leading
Davis & Roberts Thursday
night 11-10 to throw the men's
softball league into a three-way
tie for first place.

Hardee Municipalities Get
Increase In Cigarette Tax
Funds: In spite of a six percent
decrease in total cigarette tax
collections in the state in May,
Hardee County municipalities
will have approximately 13 per-
cent more money to divide than
they did in April.
County Adopts New Policy
On Rights Of Way: The days
when the county commissioners
chased landowners all over the
county, in search of right of way
deeds are gone. A new policy
adopted this week will substi-
tute a letter, giving the appraisal
value of the land, for the long
drawn out personal arrange-
ments.
No Protests At Hearing: The
Board of Public Instruction,
required by law to hold a public
hearing on the tentative school
budget for the next term, came,
sat and told some whopping
fish stories Monday morning.
No citizens showed up to ques-
tion the budget. The new school
budget is now $935,873.

Governor Names Mike
Crews To Youth Council: Mike
Crews of Wauchula has been
named by Gov. LeRoy Collins
to a special youth advisory


Happy Birthday
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Even the life of a simple man
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council created this week to
give the state government help
on problems which affect
Florida's youth.
Way Clear For Work To Be-
gin On School Road: The last
roadblock in the way of con-
struction of the Zolfo Springs
school road was removed this
week when Reid Stewart agreed
to remove a water main under-
neath the old street. Wauchula
will have an extensive moving
job when the new highway
comes through.
25 YEARS AGO
State Education Package In-
cludes Increased Taxes: The full
implications of the new educa-
tion package passed by the state
Legislature recently is not
known, but one thing is clear,
they will require more local tax
dollars. The Hardee School
Board decided that the state
school funding program has
been increased from 3.878 mills
to 4.4 mills.
Annual Canoe Race Satur-
day: The quietude of the Peace
River will be invaded this Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. as the lively
sounds of paddles propel the
entries of the 8th annual Hardee
County Canoe Race down-
stream in quest of rowing lau-
rels.
Wauchula Mayor Resigns:
Wauchula Mayor Ben Carlton
resigned Monday night when
the council failed to take imme-
diate action on his recommen-
dation for police chief. Carlton
said he "didn't want to be
humiliated again" like he was
when the fire chief was hired.

Tame Monkey Found Byl
Charles Anderson: Charles An-
derson of Bowling Green was
very surprised last Saturday
when he found a monkey at his
grove two miles east of Zolfo:
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he first saw it.

Sam B. And Wanda Wilson
Receive Special Plaque: Sam B.
and Wanda Wilson of Wauchula
were recently honored by re-
ceiving a special plaque after
they were chosen Senior Adult
Couple 1982-83 for the Church
of God of Florida. The award
was given to them at the
Wimauma State Camp meeting.
More than 100 were in atten-
dance.

Wauchula Fire Chief Wants
Rescue Unit To Answer All
Major Accident Calls: The
County Commission took no
action last Thursday on Wau-
chula Fire Chief Jim Platt's
request that the Fire Depart-
ment answer all major accident
calls immediately with the Jaws
of Life rescue unit.

10 YEARS AGO
Brucellosis Found Here;
Testing In Full Swing: A term
that strikes fear in the hearts of
cattlemen is once again a hot
topic, brucellosis. The state of
Florida had been considered
free of this contagious bacterial
disease since March, but with
the discovery of an infected
cow here, the titled of
"Brucellosis Free" may now be
at stake.

Temperatures, Power Bills
Rise: Soaring electric bills have
local residents steaming. Re-
cord unrelieved high tempera-
tures throughout June resulted
in dramatic increases in utility
bills, and customers wondering
if there have been rate increas-
es.

Getting To The Bottom Of It:
After workers remove the eaves
and shingles on the historic
Wauchula train depot, bidders
for replacing the roof to protect
the building will be able to esti-
mate the extent of emergency
repair work need. The 1915 E.
Main St. structure was recently
donated to the city by Bill
Crews and Wauchula State
Bank, along with a $25,000


check for startup renovation
costs.
Keri Schrader Is Miss Flori-
da's First Runner-Up!: Keri
Lynn Schrader, daughter of
Leon and Patty Jo Schrader of
Wauchula, was named first run-
ner-up in the Miss Florida
Pageant in Gainesville on July
11. The 22-year-old spent the
week of July 5 competing in
interview, talent, swimsuit and
evening gown competitions.
Kevin Keen Hitting Strides:
After a slow start in June,
Hardee High grad Kevin Keen


Simple Solutions To Combat

Rising Food Prices


Food prices are on the rise
and, according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, they
are expected to climb even
higher. With eggs up 40 per-
cent, milk up 20 percent and
chicken up 10 percent, many
families are feeling the strain on
their budgets at the grocery
store.
Taking small steps, such as
eating before heading to the
grocery store and reading the
circular to see what's on sale,
can have a big impact at the
checkout counter. Here are
some other ways families can
make the most of their grocery
budget:
*Planning ahead is very im-
portant. Before you go to the
grocery store, plan out a week's
worth of meals. Check your
pantry for any items you
already have and make a list so
you know exactly what to buy
at the store.
*To cut down on cost, choose
affordable canned vegetables
such as Libby's, which are just
as nutritious and great tasting as
pricey fresh varieties. GetBack


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easy recipes to help moms
incorporate canned vegetables
into family dinners.
*Buy in bulk only when it's a
product you know you will use,
and check the price per ounce
listed on the shelf to make sure
you're getting the most product
for your money.
*For moms shopping with
children, create a learning expe-
rience. Before you set out, show
your kids your list and explain
that it is exactly what the fami-
ly needs for the week. Get the
kids involved by having them
hunt for essentials. Older chil-
dren can put their math skills to
real-world use by weighing
items, counting cans and calcu-
lating sale prices.
Budget-conscious moms can
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Feeling the heat at the gro-
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Seven year old with cancer
needs your help.
Pastor Bob Bates and the Apostolic
Lighthouse Church Family along
with Gloria, of Gloria's
RestaurantI ill be sponsoring
a BBQ Be"'fit Dinner for
Caroline Coronado, a seven
year old Bowling Green first -
grader diagnosed with Stage 2 '
Large B-Cell Lymphoma.
The event will take place on
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at .
Gloria's Restaurant, 4816 US Hwy
17, Bowling Green, beginning at 11:00 a.m. All proceeds
go to help with the family's expenses. Tickets available
for $8.00 at Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 310 Orange
St., Bowling Green and at Gloria's Restaurant. For more
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is making a name for himself in
collegiate baseball. As of Fri-
day, Keen had worked himself
into the starting rotation' for his
Eastern Tides team in the New
England Collegiate Baseball
League. The right-handed h-url-
er is 3-0 and carried a 0.86 ERA
'late last week.

A Big Job, Just Beginning:
Workers from Utility Service
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started a three-year project to
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HELP KEEP FLORIDA 'THE FISHING CAPITAL'
With great natural resources and the efforts of the Florida Fish
& Wildlife Conservation Commission and responsible anglers,
Florida is home to some of the highest quality, most diverse fish-
ing in the world.
It has also earned Florida the title of "Fishing Capital of the
World."
The latest national statistics showed Florida has 2.8 million
residents and 885,000 tourists who fish here annually. As a result,
Florida's economy benefits by a whopping billion dollars in direct
sales.
With summer vacations in full swing and gas prices restricting
travel, we will likely see more anglers from neighboring states and
those along the 1-10 and 1-95 corridors coming to wet a line in our
prolific waters. Moreover, more Floridians are likely to stay with-
in the state borders to conserve fuel and avoid nonresident fishing-
license fees.
Since the average number of fishing trips per angler in 2006
was 17.2 days, with many fishing trips lasting four or more hours,
fishing remains an exceptional recreational value, even without
catching dinner and bringing it home.
By targeting a wide variety of species and spreading anglers
out across the state rather than over-fishing historically publicized
locations, we can lessen the strain on any specific fishery and help
promote sustainable use.
You can help keep Florida the fishing capital by following
sound conservation practices and encouraging others to do so as
well. It takes only a small effort to make a big difference, by fol-
lowing a few key standards:
Promote, by personal example, ethical behavior in the use of
natural resources.
Value and respect the aquatic environment and all living
things.
Avoid spilling, and never dump, pollutants such as gas or oil.
Keep fishing sites litter-free. Dispose of worn lines, leaders
and hooks in appropriate containers.
Purchase a fishing license. If you are exempt, you may still
purchase a license as an easy way to contribute directly to conser-
vation.
Take precautionary measures to prevent spread of exotic
plants and animals.
Learn and obey angling and boating regulations.
Treat other anglers, boaters and property owners with cour-
tesy and respect, and never trespass on private lands or waters.
Keep no more fish than needed for consumption, and never
wastefully discard fish.


Notice to Voters
The clerk or inspector shall require each elector,
upon entering the polling place to produce a Florida driver's
license, a Florida identification card issued under S. 322.051,
or another form of picture signature identification
approved by the Department of State. F. S. 98.471
If you do not have photo signature identification you will be
required to vote a provisional ballot.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
Aviso a los votantes
El empleado o el inspector requeriran a cada elector, a entrar
el centre electoral a producer una licencia de conductor de
Florida, una tarjeta de identificaci6n de Florida publicada bajo S.
322.051,
u otra forma de identificaci6n de firma de retrato aprobada por el
Departamento del Estado. F. S. 98.471
Si usted no tiene identificaci6n de firma de foto que usted se
requerira a votar una votaci6n provisional.
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PAUL BUNYAN?
I had assumed $4-a-gallon gas was somewhat of a tall tale
when I heard it last summer, and now here it is $4.09. Nowadays,
reality is scarier than fiction and "tall tales" are a thing of the past.
I was 17 when I saw the movie "The Exorcist," and kids of 17
today would probably laugh to know that I spent the second half of
the movie in the restroom, hiding.
As an adult, I have attributed that reaction to the quality of the
movie at the time and also to my youth, so imagine my surprise
when I reacted almost exactly the same way to a movie I saw just
recently.
"I Am Legend" robbed me of the price of admission, as I spent
the better part of the movie hiding behind the crook of my elbow
or squeezing my eyes shut and covering my ears with my hands. I
swear I think I held my breath for five minutes at a time and almost
passed out twice.
I thought the suspense was going to kill me, and the only thing
that kept me from hiding in the restroom again was the fact that I'm
older and somewhat lazy, and didn't want to risk losing my seat.
Also, I have learned that I can hide in plain sight with a few phys-
ical manipulations of my limbs. Something I had forgotten from
kindergarten.
This story appeals to the human animal's innate need for com-
panionship, and Will Smith had only a dog and a few mannequins
to talk to. Then the dog dies. Then he dies.
Is it a tall tale, or a glimpse into the future?
With all the talk of super bugs and biochemical warfare, the
thought of ending up one of a few living beings left on Earth is not
that far-fetched. Science fiction of 50 years ago has become today's
reality, with bionic limbs, transplants and clones.
At some point, we humans seem to have lost our love for tall
tales, where the obstacles were mostly benign and the main char-
acter was a hero. We have allowed ourselves to become imaginary
victims and somehow need to associate ourselves with people
dying en masse, and ask ourselves, what would we do?
These are the tall tales our kids are growing up with. Nobody
dies with a hammer in their hand, like John Henry. Nobody has a
rattlesnake whip like Pecos Bill, or rides a tornado like a bucking
bronc. Nobody lassos a star; they travel to them, and the space ship
has a tendency to blow up on the way, or on the way back.
If our kids are going to be fed tall tales, where the truth is
stretched, why not let it be stretched by Johnny Appleseed? Why
not make the hero larger than life in a good way, and give the kids
something to aspire to, rather than hide from? True tall tales inspire
and stimulate the imagination.
The sad thing is, what's available today on television and at the
movies and even in books is reality in a can. The upside is, our
childhood heroes are still alive and just as rambunctious as they
ever were. To visit them, we only need to travel as far as the near-
est library.


Once again youth sports dominate the summer sports news.
As All-Star action wound down recently, the Dixie Darlings and
Angels, the youngest of the girls teams, both received state sports-
manship awards for their divisions. The tiniest Darlings, in their
first year of play, placed second after playing five games, even
upending previously unbeaten Wahneta and forcing a champi-
onship final.
The Hardee Ponytails placed third overall. The Belles won their
first game over Wildwood but bowed out in games against Mul-
berry and Chipley.
For the boys All-Stars, there were six teams, with the 5-6 age
group, 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, 10-and-under, Dixie Youth
(Majors) and Dixie Boys (ages 13-15), all with varying degrees of
success.

There was another opportunity to try out for the 9-year-old
Sliders baseball club travel team last Saturday. The team is for any
boy who will not be 10 until May 1, 2009. For information, see
www.eteamz.com/hardeesliders or call Andrew McGuckin at 781-
0325, Robert Deuberry at 781-4745 or Wally Helms at 781-0222.
The team will play against others from Polk, Highlands and
Manatee counties.
Hardee youth swimmers have been cutting their times, espe-
cially at the huge Tampa Bay Aquatics Invitational where they
faced up to 50 swimmers from all over the state in several heats in
several events. Wyatt Zeigler, Jonathan Tucker and Adam Petrie
had good scoring, in the top 10. Other summer swimmers are
Shelby Zeigler, Jordan Petrie, Atasha Johnston, Priscilla Cisneros,
Leah Cisneros, Amy Brumfield, Maggie Brumfield, Erica Roberts,
Emily Rhodes, Carleigh Coleman, Rachel Roberts, Susan
Brumfield, Stephanie Driver and Kaitlyn Kennedy.

In the adult softball leagues, teams are getting games in most
evenings.
In the Men's League, there are no unbeaten teams. Celebration
leads Division I with a 4-1 record and Mosaic leads Division II
with a 5-1 record.
In the Women's League, it is Wauchula First Methodist Church
defeating all comers so far, sporting an 8-0 record.

A final reminder for local soccer fans. Unless Hardee can pro-
vide officials for other area games, local officiating crews will not
come to Hardee games, in effect canceling the season for. Hardee
High boys and girls soccer.
Anyone who has played, coached or has an interest in soccer
can take the short training to be a referee, linesman or other offi-
cial, who are paid transportation and salary to officiate games.
Check out the www.fhsaa.org and link to officials or.
www.becomeanofficial.org/ for more information or call Coach
Gilbert Vasquez or Athletic Director Val Patarini.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please email me at news.heraldadvocate@embarq-
mail.com or call 773-3255 with news for this biweekly column. The.
sports deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m., except for events which hap-
pened over the weekend. They are due by 11 a.m. Monday.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.
ORDINANCE 2008 03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
AMENDING SECTION 275-31 OF THE TOWN CODE PROVIDING FOR
ALLOWING ONSITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS UNDER CERTAIN CIR-
CUMSTANCES WHEN CITY WASTEWATER SERVICE IS NOT AVAIL-
ABLE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, INCLUSION IN
THE CODE AND PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at the Regular Commission
Meeting on August 18, 2008 at 6:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs
Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The
ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of-the Town Clerk during regular
working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.


Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk


George Neel,
Mayor 7:2,W


Signature Change
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update your signature on a Voter Registration Application. In
addition to the online form, applications may also be obtained
at any Post Office, Driver License Office or the Supervisor of
Elections Office.
Signature updates can be made at any time, but must be
received before absentee ballots are canvassed in order to be
accepted for an election. (F.S. 98.077)
3effery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
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Chief Warrant Officer Adren
"Jim" DeVane Jr., son of the late
Adren DeVane Sr. and Nora
DeVane of Wauchula, came
home from a year's service in
Iraq. :DeVane had been sta-
tioned on board the cutter
"Adak."
Among those meeting
DeVane was his wife, Sheryl
Lowe DeVane; son Keith and
his fiancee, Amanda; daugh-
ters Sharlee and Kalyn; and
granddaughter Jene'.
A most enjoyable but ex-
hausting week was spent visit-
ing family and friends. DeVane
will report to his new job in
August.
As commanding officer at
Mayport Coast Guard Station
near Jacksonville, he will head
up 80 crew members in search
and rescue.
DeVane is quoted as saying,
"It's good to be home in the
USA." May you have continued
success in your endeavors,
Officer DeVane. God bless you
and the-USA.

The rain has been much-
needed in our Lake Dale area


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as well as everywhere else. The
rain is making the grass thick
and green once again. The cows
and horses are getting fatter.
The trees are turning green
again and flowers are bloom-
ing.
Peace River has enough
water we can see people occa-
sionally canoeing and some
people fishing. What a blessed
sight.

The Rev. Roy Hancock has
been in the Veteran's Admini-
stration Hospital recovering
from a mild heart attack. He has
since been moved to Hardee
Manor here in Wauchula for
rehabilitation to begin.
Hancock just celebrated his
76th birthday with his wife,
Vivian, of 40 years, daughter
Linda of Virginia Beach and
family. The young men and
women of Lake Dale Baptist
youth group met at Hardee
Manor to give birthday greet-
ings to him. The buzz of all the
young people brought about joy
and renewed energy to many in
the nursing home and those
helping celebrate this special


-event.
We wish continued blessings
for renewed strength for the
Rev. Hancock.

Darrell and Lena Gibson
spent a week with family in
Tenuessee. Stopping off at
Kingsport to visit with his
brother, the Rev. Johnny Gib-
son, Darrell had a chance to
preach one night.
Darrell and Lena relaxed
while they enjoyed catching up
on news of family and friends.
Next they proceeded to Johnson
City to visit with his mom and
hometown friends.
Darrell and Lena reported
that the weather was refreshing
and cool.

Lake Dale Baptist Church
had a wonderful group of chil-
dren and adults at Vacation
Bible School this summer. The
theme was "God's Unshakeable
Truth" with the Hawaiian Isles
as the place to be. The food
served even had a beautiful
Hawaiian touch to it. People
were saved and a great time was
had by all.

Phil and Sonya Rasmussen
enjoyed having their daughter,
Brea, and husband Jay Gelin,
and sons Dane and Cale home
for the fourth of July holiday.
Another special treat for the
Rasmussen family was visiting
with Sonya's sister, Lana Rivers
Mislevy, husband Scott and 4- -
year-old twins Cole and Garrett,
of Michigan. While Scott was
here, he had a chance to visit
with his father, Paul Mislevy of
Wauchula.
July 5 the families met at
Sonya's sister, Sharon Lamb
Roberts', home. Sharon and
husband Wayne hosted a won-
derful fish cookout. The.
Roberts family caught the fish
off Marathon.
Guest of honor was Derek
Childress. He was accompanied
by his fiance, Katie. Derek is
the son of Sharon Roberts and
Paul Childress. When Derek
returns from leave he will be
stationed in New Mexico for
more training. Our thoughts and
prayers will be with you and all
our troops.

Larry and Carol Coker spent
four days at the Elker'b Family
Reunion in the mountains of
North Georgia. Larry and Carol
said they enjoyed the beautiful
mountain air and the time 'they
spent with family.

Pastor Jason Delgado, wife
Melody and son Jesaiah left
Tuesday of last week to spend
time with his sister, Melody, in
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sister works.
After unwinding and visiting
with family, they were home by
Saturday. Pastor Jason said they
really enjoyed the trip, but they
are glad to be home.

David and Gloria Albritton
are preparing to move into their
recently built new home located
on Platt Road here in Wauchula.
David works for Mosaic and
Gloria just finished courses at
South Florida Community Coll-
ege in Avon Park.
After taking a much-needed
break, Gloria is looking for-
ward to doing medical coding
from their new home when they
are settled in. Congratulations
on your new home.

Richard Torres and Cole
Hines spent the weekend being
super heroes Spiderman, Bat-
man and Power Rangers.
Laughing, running and jump-
ing, the two boys spent hours
letting their imaginations help
them save the world.
It was such a delight for
Cole's meme and pop, me and
Frydy, to watch the boys as they
played. They even had little
sheriff badges on. Look out,
candidates running for sheriff,
these little guys may be running
for your job one day.

Birthday greeting are being
sent to little miss Andrea
McVey, Ron Starnes Sr. and
Lynn Morales.


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LifeLinks-
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


SUMMERTIME FOOD" SAFETY
July is National Picnic Month!
Food-borne illness, also known as "food poisoning," increas-
es in the summer months. There are two reasons for this. First, bac-
teria grow faster in the warm humid temperatures of summer, and
can quickly grow to large numbers on food and can make someone
eating it sick. Second, many people cook outdoors at picnics and
barbecues, and the food-safety controls of a home kitchen are not
usually available.
Although food-borne illnesses can increase in warm weather,
you can protect yourself and your family by following these four
simple steps to safer food in the summertime:
Clean: Wash Hands and Surfaces Often When eating
away from home, find out if there is a source of safe drinking
water. If not, bring water for preparation and cleaning, or pack
clean, wet, disposable washcloths or moist towelettes and paper
towels for cleaning hands and surfaces.
Separate: Don't Cross Contaminate When packing the
cooler for a picnic, wrap raw meat securely to prevent raw-meat
juices from coming into contact with ready-to-eat food.
Cook: Cook to Proper Temperatures Cook meat and
poultry completely at the picnic site. Partial cooking ahead of time
allows bacteria to survive and multiply to the point that additional
cooking cannot destroy them.
Chill: Refrigerate Promptly Cold refrigerated food that
may spoil, like luncheon meats, cooked' meats, chicken and potato
or pasta salad, should be kept in.an insulated cooler packed with
several inches of ice, ice packs or containers of frozen water.
Keep the cooler in shade or shelter, out of the sun whenever possi-
'ble.
Leftovers: When in Doubt, Throw it Out! Food left out of
refrigeration for more than two hours may not be safe to eat.
When outside temperatures are above 90, food should not be left
out over one hour. Play it safe! Put leftovers that may spoil back
on ice once you finish eating so that they do not spoil or become
unsafe to eat.
Any Day Is A Picnic Chicken Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients:
2 1/2 Cups cooked, diced chicken breast
1/2 Cup chopped celery
1/4 Cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons pickle relish
1/2 Cup light mayonnaise
Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Use within 1-2 days. Chicken salad does not
freeze well.
How To Use:
1. Make chicken salad sandwiches.
2. Make a pasta salad by mixing with 2 cups
cooked pasta.
3. Kids will love this salad served in a tomato or a
cucumber boat.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1/6 of recipe; calories
160; total fat 8g; total carbohydrate 4g; protein 17g;
sugars 2g. (Source: USDA Food Safety & University
of Wisconsin CES)


REGISTRATION NOTICE
The registration books will be OPEN for the
Primary Election through 5:00 P.M., July 28,
2008.
If you will become 18 years of age on or before
August 26, 2008 you may Pre-Register before
5:00 P.M. on July 28, 2008 and be qualified to
vote.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

AVAISCODEL REGISTRO
Los librostfel registro estar6n ABIERTOS para
la elecci6n primaria esta las 5:00 PM., El 28 de
julio de 2008.
Si usted hace 18 aflos de la edad antes de
Agosto del 26, 2008 usted puede prerregistro
antes de 5:00 PM. El 28 de julio de 2008 y ser
calificado para votar.
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EXECUTIVE HOME! See this beautiful Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees,
EXECUTIVE HOME! See this beautiful large oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
home with numerous amenities to appreciate
the excellent craftsmanship and style; 3+ Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect
B/2.5Bths, 3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal building, for your new home. Call Delois Johnson for
16x12 pole barn, all on 2.3 acres; excellent more information.
location. $330,000
REDUCED PRICE for this older home with COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres,
lots of charm! Tall ceilings, hardwood floors highway 17 frontage. $100,000
and large rooms are just some of the features DRASTICALLY REDUCED! 5 acre tract of
in this 3B/2Bth home located in Wauchula; DRASTICALLY REDUCED! 5 acre tract of
zoned commercial. $99,900 land; paved road frontage; eastern Hardee.
$100,000
15 Acres of pasture plus 3B/1Bth C/B home;
metal barn. $235,000 Grow your own vegetables for personal and
commercial use on this 8.91 acre hydroponic
EXECUTIVE HOME and 24.5 acre grove, farm with 6" well; two 30x100 shade houses;
located in desirable area; home built in 2006, all irrigation equipment included; septic tank
6340 total square footage; 4B/4Bth; media for house or mobile home. $280,000
room; beautiful caged pool and much more.
$1,500,000 Corner lot with 3B/1Bth C/B home, conve-
niently located and move in ready. $155,000
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED and POSSI-
BLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of pas- Two 5 acre tracts, good location. $65,000 each
tureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small Valencias and Hamlins 45 acre grove with
ranch. $255,000 12" well, excellent condition. $825,000

SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON r
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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EMPLOYEE
EASING
(;. IONS, 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 6


* 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!
- OTHER COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE "C7:24C


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The


Classifieds


PART-TIME SERVICE CENTER
coordinator to deliver disaster
relief aid and oversee daily oper-.
ation of Red Cross branch office
lin Wauchula. Responsibilities
include disaster planning and
response, client casework, volun-'
teer management, and communi-
Ity relations. Computer skills a'
must! Send resume to lar-
sonb@manateeredcross.org or
fax (941) 792-3680. 7:24-31 c



3BR/1BA BLOCK HOME must
sell, $69,900 firm. 781-1062.
7:24c
REMODELED 2B/1BA frame
house, new wood floors, BG. 863-
328-6004. 7:17-8:14p
3B, 1 1/2 BA, BLOCK house, re-
modeled, fenced yard, central air
and heat, stove. (863) 273-0920.'
7:3tfc
3 MOBILE HOMES Including
lots, $99,000 OBO. All currently
'rented. Excellent Investment
opportunity. 863-245-1507.
6:19-8:21 p



2 COWS, ANGUS BULL. 863-773-
0718, 863-832-0833. 7:24p
HORSE FOR SALE mare, 6 yrs.
old. 863-559-5064. 7:17-24p


STUDENT TRUMPET, $300, used
one year, 773-6602. 7:24p
WIDE SCREEN TV, Magnavox 48"
diagonal, 36" wide screen, $200
OBO. 773-6602. 7:24p
10 ACRES OF LAND for lease,
$6,000 a year. Call 863-245-3589
leave message. 7:24-8:21 p
LARGE ABOVE GROUND swim-
ming pool, sand filter, steps,
$500. Also four large Kols, $25
each. 773-4726. 7:24p
16' HORSE TRAILER with tarp
cover, gooseneck, horse, and
tack. 863-735-2803. 7:17-24p
40' SHIPPING CONTAINER very
good condition, price neg. 863-
773-9251, 561-531-0422.
7:17-8:14p
SLIDE-IN CAMPER 8ft for full size
pickup, $1,000. 863-285-7760.
7:17-24p
FOR SALE: Upholstered banquet
chairs, $8 each. Call 773-3582.
7:17-24p
GO TANKLESS Tankless water
heaters, save on your electric bill.
Call for details 863-686-7679.
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.
7:3-31p


NIOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:00 pm 5:00 pm
Monthly rent from $595 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at
863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)


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


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. $175,000.
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
Property! Water & sewer
available. 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


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
CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES, INC.,
Wauchula office, inventory clear-
ance sale. All 2008 homes must
go. New models arriving soon.
Call 863-773-2007. 7:3-31 p
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
"NEW" MOBILE HOE 28x52, 1378"
sq. ft., 2 large bedrooms, 1 Ig..
bathroom, 1 med. bathroom, liv-
ing room, dining & kitchen, very
large, all appliances, in Punta
Gorda area. 863-660-1505. Call
for details. $49,000 OBO. Buyer
must move. 7:24-8:14p

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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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
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 7:3-12:25p



FREE PUPPIES Small mixed.
breed. Call after 5 p.m. 863-245-
3972. 7:24p-
ADOPT A PET! 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


Lonestar
Construction Corp -.

General Contrauior
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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Dining Room Furniture Set
3-leaf table with 4 chairs, 3-glass door china hutch 55"w x
19"d x 81"h, sideboard/buffet 74"w.x 19" d x 31"h. By
Lane Furniture circa 1973 beautiful Mediterranean carv-
ings, looks great for the pirate Caribbean look, medieval
look, old world European look. For large family gather-
ings. Chairs are high back, red and gold velvet cushioned.
Must sell too large for my home needs a family to enjoy
its size. $500.
Call 863-773-6602 cd7:24,31p










,^ 3 Bdrm
"" 1 2 Bath
SH/AC Central
And More

Features


This is your chance to own your new home at today
low interest rates. We can help you design and build
your dream home at an affordable price that fits your
budget. If you have questions or need help in financing,
call us and we will help you get prequalified. Homes
built on your lot can start as low as $95,000. Call and
see how we can help you. Down payment assistance
through SHIP & URBAN DEVELOPMENT may be
available.
a.^g' Builders, Inc.
i ,hlaha.ds and Hardee County
S'. iMain St., Avon Park, FL 33 S.
l3Toa 345014550 or 863.39943333


FOR SALE: Full blooded, long
hair, male chihuahua, $300 OBO.
863-445-0572, 375-4792.
7:24p
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


BALD CYPRESS TREES In 3 gal.
pots, $4.50 each, 300 available.
781-4041. 7:24p


GROVE FOR SALE 19.43 acre,
early grove, with 6" permitted
well. Asking $12,500 per acre.
Call BJ for more Information at
863-781-0048. 7:24-8:14c


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LAND FOR SALE 40 abres near
Commerce Park. Frontage on OldI
Bradenton Rd and Gebhardt Rd.
$30,000/acre. Contact Rob White,
@ 305-797-6064. 7:24-8:21p
LOTS FOR SALE! Buy now, build
later Torrey Oaks, gated subdivi-
sion In Bowling Green.. Hulbert
Homes, Inc., Jim Petrigala. 1-863-
425-2538 or 1-239-248-0121.
7:24-8:14c



318 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula.!
2BR/1BA duplex. $450/month, 1st,
and last. 245-6304. 7:24p:


EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2;
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. American South Reality.
6:19tfc
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month)
767-8822. 5:1tfc


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NEW LISTING 3BR 1-1/2B CB Home in Bowling Green. Close to
school Very good buy at $69,900.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
Beautiful location 4.6 acres surveyed into six 1/2 acre lots and one
1.66 acre lot. $15,000 each or $85,000 for all.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
NEW LISTING 2 Story older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17
Zolfo Springs 5 BR 2 Bath. $125.000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.


Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
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Juan Delatorre
(863) 781-1128

See more listings at
REAL ESTATE
New Construction in Zolfo
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB, 1700
SF, carport, large yard, tile &
carpet. $159,500!
PRICE REDUCED! Brand
new construction! Beautiful
3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF CB home
w/granite countertops, ceramic
tile & carpet floors. $155,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Corner lot
w/new construction, 4BR/2BA
CB home, Wauchula. New
refrigerator, stove & micro-
wave. Call today for more
details! $140,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 ac
pastureland is fenced & has a
4-in diameter well. Great for
horses or cattle. Secluded loca-
tion would make excellent
homesite! NOW $10,000/ac!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
12 ac w/SR 64 frontage. Front
of property is cleared, back has
trees. Great for cattle or home-
site! $180,000!
Two residential lots in High-
lands Park Estates in Lake
Placid, both 75X150, listed for
$5,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
weekend getaway! Small cabin
on 22.8 acs of pastureland,
fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
diameter well. NOW $220,000!


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(863) 773-2128


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JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
OR JOHN H. O'NEAL


- www.joeldavis.com
INVESTMENTS
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is
native Florida land. Access to
Peace River provided by
another shared 5 ac parcel.
$100,000!

5 ac on private rd in central
HardeeCo has well maintained
3BR/2BA MH. Floors are wood
& tile. Some appliances includ-
ed. $115,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Huge
house w/lots of potential. Large
corner lot zoned C-1. $145,000!

Large 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor
home w/fenced back yard sits
on 0.25 ac. $140,000!

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

Bring your canoe & camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau-
tiful Peace River. Great prop-
erty for recreation, invest-
ment, or homesite! $90,000!

Beautiful country setting, lots
of wildlife. 22 acs located
halfway between Wauchula &
Avon Park has 2 story
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire-
place & large screened in back
porch. $479,900!

2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring
has total of 1,622SF &
1,178:SF living area. Large
screened in front porch.
$129,995!


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


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Classifieds


'3/1 GREAT INVESTMENT. Every-
one wants to rent this one, but.
owners must sell. Move in renters
or yourself. 773-3518. 7:24p
BRAND NEW 3/2 HOME with dou-
ble garage located in Avon Park;
Lakes for $850 per month.
Possible owner financing If Inter-
ested in buying. Contact BJ at.
863-781-0048 to view the Inside.
7:24-8:14c
3BR/2BATH, central air, River-.
view, $1,000 monthly. Available
August 1st. Call for appointment
to view. 773-2309. 7:17-31c
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc,
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc


WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UIIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
.No pets, low deposit. Next to
;school & hospital. Citrus Valley
iMHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol 863-838-4447.
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ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the Intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


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

NEW HOMES-NEW HOMES-NEW HOMES
New homes from $119,000.00 to $299,000.00 and all in between A
home to fit your budget. Remember you can trade up like trading
cars also if you are an empty nester you can trade down.
Locations Zolfo Springs Wauchula Bowling Green and
Wauchula Hills Just listed 3BR 2BA home on County Line Rd,
Bowling Green for $129,000.00
3BR 2BA mobile home in Downing Place close to shopping -
Restaurants Hospital City Services NOW REDUCED TO
$65,000.00 MLS # 195155
Can you believe? 10 acres with two large separate family units
Excellent construction over 1,800 sq ft of living area on each side
- over 5,000 sq ft under roof. 3BR on each side Great room con-
cept Master bath with large walk in shower. Everything above
average Built in 2001. Must beseen to be appreciated $550,000.00
We have many listings Land Homes Commercial. An excellent
staff to show you real estate at your convenience. If you are think-
ing about selling; we will do a broker's price opinion for you at no
charge.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember


EAw. Houma
OPPORTUNITY


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
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John Freema
Steve Lanier
Jason Johnsi


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


B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
7:24-10:30p
I WILL DO BABYSITTING in my
,home anytime, days, nights or
weekends. 375-4792 or 445-0572.
7:24-31 p
HANDYMAN SERVICES no job to
big or to small. Free estimates.
735-1462. 7:17-31 p
AFFORDABLE LAWN care, aver-
age yard $25, no contract, 863-
.781-1664. 7:10-24c
NURSING HOME-MAKER ser-
vices with twenty years experi-
ence, references. 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.
7:3-11:27p


*LONNIES LANDSCAPING -'
Flower beds, pull weeds, lawn'
:maintenance. 773-2208, 781-i
0982. 6:19-7:17pi
,ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Fadditions, screen rooms, car-,.-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR050181 6:19-8:21 p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
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., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
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/' JUAN DELATORRE
(863)781-1128
WWW.TUANDELATORRE.COM
EMAIL:MAIL@TUANDEiATORRE.COM

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REAEATEINVE3ThENTS BPOKER ASSOCIATE
SR 66 & Poplar St. Zolfo Springs 0.195 ac vacant lot lot $22,000
619 Green St. Wauchula $60,000
305 Fondulac. Avon Park 2BR/1BA CB $80,000
FL Av & Stenstrom Rd. Wauchula Corner lot 0.83 ac $95,000
405 Georgia St. Wauchula $125,000
708 Steve Roberts Sp. Zolfo Springs Home and 4 ac $130,000
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An indepundentfl)wned BroI rage j
Mikey C liding
Realtr \
(863)781-" 698


midfloridalistigs.com
* New Listing Priced to Sell 5 acres desirable location. High &
Dry! Cleared w/beautiful oaks & pines, fenced. Power on
property ready to build homesite. $75,000.
* New Listing 8 acres Beautiful Sweetwater area. Mature oaks
& pines. Cleared & fenced w/a 20x40 Pole Barn and a 4" well.
Double wide MH use for rental income until your ready to build
your own home on this great piece of property. $120,000. ,17:24


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JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing In cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
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TWIN TROPHIES


WEATHER SUMMARY
Rainfall for the week ranged from zero inches at Marianna to
over four inches at Putnam Hall and Pierson. Several areas in the
southern Peninsula recorded two to three inches of precipitation.
Nearly all locations throughout the central Peninsula received over
an inch of rain. Less than one inch of rain was recorded for the
majority of the fields in the Panhandle and Big Bend. Most tem-
peratures in the major cities averaged from one to two degrees
below normal. By the end of the week, the heat index and humid-
ity made temperatures seem over 100 degrees in several areas.
Daytime highs were in the in the 90s. Pleasant evening lows
ranged from the upper 60s to mid-70s.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging was 89 percent completed, compared to 69
percent last year. Peanut condition was rated 24 percent fair, 47
percent good, and 29 percent excellent. Cotton in Washington and
*fackson counties was reported as doing well; however, late planted
cotton was growing slow. Some hay was harvested in Washington
County Weed control applications were applied to some Brevard
County fields. For the southern Peninsula, soil moisture levels
were adequate to surplus. In less wet areas of the Panhandle, soils
dried up quickly leaving moisture levels short to adequate. Soil
moisture was adequate in central locations.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 0 2 7 4 9 14
Short 13 24 21 14 41 39
Adequate 75 69 70 75 44 47
Surplus 12 5 2 7 6 0
VEGETABLES
Growers marketed okra, watermelon, and avocadoes during
the week of July 14-20. Watermelon harvesting slowed. Avocado
movement is expected to increase. Some growers in Washington
County harvested squash, cucumbers, butter beans, okra, and
southern peas.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture was in poor to
excellent condition and cattle was in fair to excellent condition.
Pastures in the central areas was in poor to excellent condition and
cattle was poor to excellent. In the southwestern areas, pasture con-
dition was fair to excellent with most in good condition. In the past
two weeks, some pasture has received more rainfall than needed.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 15 2 15
Fair 34 25 28 20
Good 60 55 55 55
Excellent 5 5 15 10
CITRUS
Thunderstorms early in the week brought the heaviest rainfall
to the eastern citrus region, totaling three and one half inches to Ft.
Pierce. A tropical low pressure system off the West Coast of Florida
was responsible for showers on Wednesday and Thursday and over
much of the western citrus producing areas. Ona and Sebring both
recorded three inches of rainfall for the week; Immokalee had
almost two inches. The daily showers were beneficial to the growth
of both the foliage and the new fruit. Harvest was over for the sea-
son and processing plants are closed. Growers were now focusing
on grove maintenance, scheduled management practices, and,
canker and psyllid control.. Next season's fruit was sizing well
across the State. Orangeshave been observed at various sizes
ranging between golf ball and baseball sizes. Grapefruit tend to be
running larger. Trees look good in well kept groves across the State
and growers were preparing for the new season.

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Hardee's youngest girls All-Star team, the Dixie Darlings, brought home the runner-up and Sportsmanship trophies
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day one, they lost their first game to Wahneta, playing through the loser's bracket, with wins over West Pasco and
Belleview before getting to the final level, needing to beat undefeated Wahneta twice for the state championship.
Scheduled for 4 p.m., rain delayed the start until 6. They gave Wahneta its first loss and played hard in losing the
second game 12-8. They brought home two trophies plus individual sportsmanship medallions for each player. On
the team are (kneeling, from left) Yasmin Ramirez, Heather Coronado, Yadira Castillo, Ashlee Patterson and Lindsey
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HIDDEN PURPOSE?
Q: I have been in and out of trouble my whole life. No
matter how hard I try, I find myself doing the wrong thing and
ending up right back where I started. But I still feel there is a
hidden purpose for my life. Haven't I been put on this earth for
something other than jail?
Signed, Destined

A: Yes. Just because we give in to temptations and make
wrong choices doesn't' mean we are not destined for some greater
purpose.
God sees the heart and He knows what you are capable of
becoming. This is why we have ministers who go into the jails and
prisons, because hiddeninside those walls are destined men and
women of God.
The Bible is full of stories about ordinary people who had an
extraordinary calling and anointing on their lives. When David was
only a boy, God called him to be king. David knew that he had a
hidden purpose inside of him. The world did not see it, but that did-
n't mean he wasn't destined.
Then we have Rahab, who was a prostitute. She helped two
Jewish spies hide and escape. God rewarded her by saving her
whole household, and then giving her a place in the bloodline of
Jesus.
There's Esther, who was an orphan and God placed her in the
king's palace to save the Jews. She was born for that very purpose.
Then we could look at Joseph, who was betrayed by his brothers,
sold into slavery, lied about, put into prison, left there and eventu-
ally released to fulfill his destiny as a great leader. Moses was put
into a basket, floated down the river and retrieved by the pharaoh's
daughter, all because there was a hidden purpose for his life to set
God's people free.
We cannot use our rough beginnings to measure our outcome
in life. I am coming to understand that almost all of God's great
anointed workers were abused, went down the wrong path or were
at one time voted "least likely" to be chosen. When Israel wanted a
king, they chose Saul instead of David because of how big he was.
But God doesn't look at what you can do, but what He can do
through you.
Pray and ask God to begin to reveal to you what your purpose
is. Then be obedient to take the necessary steps to fulfill that pur-
pose. -
One of my most favorite characters in the Bible is Gideon. The
angel finds him hiding from his enemy and tells him that God is

And none will hear the
postman's knock without a .
quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel
himself forgotten? A
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going to use him. Gideon begins to rattle off reasons why God had
the wrong man for the job. We read on and see how Gideon proved
to be a mighty man of valor despite of what he thought of himself.
Remember, God never has the wrong man. He knows He can
equip you. God never calls the equipped; He equips us for the call.
That is why some of us have to go through some rough roads in our
lives. It is needed to make us more effective for whatever our hid-
den purpose is.
So, many times we fail to see that God is building character in
'us by allowing us to endure the storms. A soldier is trained before
'he is put onto the battlefield. Use your past to allow you to become
,a greater warrior for God's Kingdom.
Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.
252008CA000288XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2005-HE2,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
.JUAN RAMON GONZALES; et al,.
Defendants..

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JUAN RAMON GONZALES
Last Known Address
604 KENTUCKY STREET
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Current Residence is
Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property In
Hardee County, Florida:

BEGINNING AT A POINT
301.82 FEET WEST OF THE
SE CORNER OF NE 1/4 OF
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST; THENCE
NORTH 120 FEET; THENCE
EAST 151.68 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 179.30
FEET, THENCE WEST 180
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
299.36 FEET; THENCE
EAST 28.14 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING,
SAID LANDS SITUATE,
LYING AND BEING IN
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to,'serve a copy
of your written defenses, If any, to
it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.,
Plaintiff's attorneys, whose
address Is PO BOX 11438 Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954)
564-0071, within 30 days from the
first date of publication, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or Immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.

DATED on July 10, 2008.

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

Pursuant to Florida Statute
45.031(2), this notice shall be pub-
lished twice, once a week for two
consecutive weeks, with the last
publication being at least 5 days
prior to the sale.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Court not later than five
business days prior to the pro-
ceeding at the Hardee County
Courthouse. Telephone 863-773-
4174 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service.
7:17.24c
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, Plalhtiff'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 falls
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 863/634-4000 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 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
Aurella 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:
1. PETITION TO TERMINATE
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
ADOPTION
GENERAL ALLEGATIONS
1. This is an action for termina-
tion of parental rights of Aurella
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 Aurelia 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. Aurella 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. Aurella 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 Aurella 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 Martlnez 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


filled 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 Rodriguez 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 Aurella 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. 09774
Attorney for Petitionei
1165 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-9138
_863-533-9476 fax

IN THE CIRCUIT CO
HARDEE COUNTY,
PROBATE DIVIS
File No. 252008CF
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT BAILY HENN
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CRED
The administration
of ROBERT BAILY H
ceased, whose date o
December 26, 2007, is
the Circuit Court fo


County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is Clerk of
the Court, Hardee County Court-
house, P.O. Box 1749, Wauchula,
FL 33873. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and'the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent'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 TIME 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 other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is July 17, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Elizabeth Brumfield
2416 Oxendine Road
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John K. McClure
Attorney for Robert Bally Hennis
Florida Bar No. 286958
211 South Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-1888
Fax: (863) 402-2436
7:17-249.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO.: 252008CA000407
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$1,350.00 U.S. CURRENCY.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARLOS ANGEL MARTINEZ,
AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN OR TO THE'
PROPERTY DESCRIBED BE-
LOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
Ing described personal property
In Hardee County, Florida:

$1,350.00 U.S. CURRENCY

has been flied against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address Is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
August 15, 2008, and to file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or Immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the peti-
tion.


DATED on July 9, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
AS Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
as Deputy Clerk

7:17.24C

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


CASE NO.: 252008CA000406'
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$4,052.00 U.S. CURRENCY.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROGERILO MENDOZA, AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED
BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
In Hardee County, Florida:
$4,052.00 U.S. CURRENCY


has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
70 DEPARTMENT, and you are
rs required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address Is Post
7:3-24c Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
'' Florida 33873-1308, on or before
)URT FOR August 15, 2008, and to file the
FLORIDA original with the Clerk of this
SION Court either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or Immedi-
P000061 ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the peti-
cS tion.


,,


)ITORS
of the estate
ENNIS, de-
f death was
s pending In
ir HARDEE


DATED on July 9, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
AS Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
as Deputy Clerk

7:17,24c


In Business
By Savannah Faircloth


IN STITCHES Ever tried making your own clothes? You
try iron-on text, sew-it-yourself embroidery and fabric markers in-
hopes of a perfect custom-designed T-shirt, but the finished prod-
uct resembles a 5-year-old's craftsmanship.
The owners of Stitch n' Sign, Barry and Jill Edgley, will come
to the rescue to help solve your fashion dilemma.
When the contracting business died down, Barry Edgley-
decided to help his friend with an embroidery and screen-printing
business. Since the business had reasonable success during the six-
month period of their involvement, the Edgleys decided to start one
of their own.
The Edgleys opened up Stitch n' Sign about two months ago'
in their home in Zolfo Springs. Stitch n' Sign features custom-
made bags, tags, T-shirts, work wear, leisure wear, fashion apparel,
hats and signs.
Stitch n' Sign features catalogues filled with a variety of fash-
ion wear ranging from Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Chestnut Hill to
many more name brands.
While he looks over most of the marketing and business of the
store, she specializes in the technological and design details. The
Edgleys work together to provide Hardee County with high-quali-
ty products.
"We are different from the other businesses in Hardee County
in that we are 99 percent custom. We come up with all of our
designs and spend hours perfecting them," says Barry Edgley.
Stitch n' Sign prides itself in having state-of-the-art equipment
to help increase the quality and durability of each product. With the
advantage of having the latest high-tech equipment also comes a
flexible range of what the Edgleys can make for their customers.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Shirley Hall (left) and owners Barry and Jill Edgley pride
themselves on having state-of-the-art equipment, includ-
ing this high-tech embroidery machine.
"We make anything that can be embroidered or screen-print-
ed," says Jill Edgley.
Cool features that Stitch n' Sign offers are glow-in-the-dark
Wildcat T-shirts, memorial T-shirts and glitter text. You can even
put your very own photo on a T-shirt!
Stitch n' Sign has already registered with all of the schools in
Hardee County and looks forward to working with them. "We are
trying to encourage schools to use designs children will want to
wear. If you are going to give a child a T-shirt as a prize or reward,
you need to make them want it," explains Barry Edgley.
Stitch n' Sign plans to repay the schools for the support by
donating a dollar of each Wildcat T-shirt sale back to the school for
funding.
If you're planning on going on vacation, don't forget to pack
your Wildcat shirt! You can send in a picture of you or your child
representing your Hardee pride in your Wildcat T-shirt and Stitch
n' Sign will place it on a special wall.
Stitch n' Sign also specializes in signage on rear windows of
vehicles. The couple have done work for numerous businesses
throughout the county, such as Cow Town Tanning and Tip Toes
Dance Studios.
For more information, call Barry and Jill Edgley at 735-0859
or visit Stitch n' Sign at 2892 George Anderson Road. Stitch n'
Sign is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30
p.m. Also, you can visit its Web site at www.stitchnsign.net.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Savannah Faircloth at 773-3255 with your business news.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON INC, the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 534 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002

Description of Property:

Lots 18 and 19, Block D, Surburban Acres
Subdivision to Hardee County, Florida, as per
Plat Book 4, page 54.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
371, PAGE 787.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JEREMIAH ELLISON
ESTATE

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 3387'
on the 27"hday of August, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 15" day of July, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD006XXXXX 7:24-8:14c







July 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Letter To The Editor

Republican Party Reflects

Hardee County's Values


Dear Editor:
The phrase "politics makes
strange bedfellows" is ascribed
to Charles Dudley Warner, a
Connecticut newspaperman.
However, an earlier reference
comes frorp Shakespeare. Trin-
culo, a jester, says in the "The
Tempest," Misery acquaints a
man with strange bedfellows"
(Act 2, Scene 2). I like the
phrase, "birds of a feather flock
together." "Birds dwell with
their kind" was quoted in the
apocryphal book of Ecclesi-
asticus. The full saying in
English, Birds of a feather flock
together, was first recorded in
1545.
According to Hardee County
records there are almost twice
as many registered Democrat
voters than Republicans. How-
ever, Hardee County over-
whelmingly votes for Republi-
can candidates in elections
except for local elections. So,
what's the deal? Why the con-
tradiction?
My theory is everyone is
afraid that their vote in local
elections won't count if they
change parties. However, if
everyone who talked, walked,
thought, and acted like a Re-
publican would actually stand
up and be counted ("put your
money where your mouth is" as
the old saying goes) this fear
would be put to rest. After all
"if it walks like a duck and
quacks like a duck, it is a duck."
Most of you are Republicans at
heart, but your voter cards say
you are Democrats. Why the
charade?
I voted for Jimmy Carter
once. I learned this valuable les-
son from that vote: Even though
I voted for a conservative
Christian, he was ineffective in
doing the things that I wanted to
see done. I discovered that I
didn't just vote for the man, but
I voted for the whole party and
gave them the power to place
liberal lift wing judges in office.
I gave them the power to
push agendas that were in com-
plete contrast to my core
beliefs. Of course, I was very
young then and didn't realize
how important it was for me to
be aligned with "like minded"
people in the political world. I
thought I was a Democrat until
I heard Ronald Reagan speak
these words, "I didn't leave the
Democratic Party, the Demo-
cratic Party left me."
GOP Party Platform: One
hundred and fifty years ago,
Americans who gathered to
protest the expansion of slavery
gave birth to a political party
that would save the Union -
the Republican Party. In 1860,
Abraham Lincoln carried the
Republican banner in the Presi-
dential election and was elected
the party's first President. He


became our nation's greatest
leaders . and one of the
party's greatest heroes. Every-
day, we strive to fulfill Linc-
oln's vision: a country united
._. free, in which all people are
guaranteed equal rights and
opportunity to pursue their
dreams.
"The role of government is
not to control or dominate the
lives of our citizens. The role of
government is to help our citi-
zens gain the time and the tools
to make their own choices and
improve their own lives." -
President George W. Bush.
"President Ronald Reagan
believed that people were basi-
"-cally good, and had the right to
be free. He believed that bigotry
and prejudice were the worst
things a person could be guilty
of. He believed that America
was not just a place in the
world, but the hope of the
world. As Ronald Wilson Rea-
gan goes his way, we are left
with a joyful hope he shared.
May God bless Ronald Reagan
arid the country he loved." -
President George W. Bush,
Funeral service for former
President Ronald Reagan, June
11,2004.
The following excerpt is
from Tony Perkins (FRC Ac-
tion: 801 G Street N.W., Wash-
ington, DC)
"While you can fault Presi-
dent Bush for some things, he
has never been indifferent on
life, marriage, faith, and family.
His final message in Ohio on
the eve of a victorious 2004
reelection campaign was about
the values that are vital to our
families. He stood in Wilming-
ton before a boisterous crowd
and said unapologetically, "I
stand for marriage and family,
which are the foundations of
.our society. I stand for a culture
of life in which every person
matters and every being counts.
I proudly signed the ban on par-
tial-birth abortion. I stand for
the appointment of federal
judges who know the difference
between personal opinion and
the strict interpretation of the
law . My opponent voted
against the ban on partial-birth
abortion, He voted against the
Defense of Marriage Act. There
is a mainstream in American
politics, and (my rival) sits on
the far left bank."
And now we have Sen.
Barack Obama representing
Democratic voters. Obama's
intensity is infectious, and his
language is soothing, but his
votes and views have earned
him the rating of the most liber-
al U.S. Senator. He told conser-
vative South Dakota, "I am not
pro-abortion." Not only has he
voted in favor of abortion, par-
tial-birth abortion, and aban-
doning babies that survive


If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature
and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider
horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it
has been a successful day.
--Alex Noble





Experienced Leadership


Gina


Neuhofer

School Board District 3

Bachelor of Arts Degree University of Florida
Master of Arts Degree University of Florida
Member Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce
Member Hardee County Rotary Club
Member Hardee County Library Advisory Board
Member Friends of the Library
Member Hardee County Youth Coalition
Author Chalkboard column for Herald-Advocate
Mentor Take Stock in Children
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for and approved by Gina Neuhofer, nonpartisan.


botched abortions, Obama has
voted to force taxpayers like
you and me to pay for it.'
The following information is
from the Washington Post:
"Barack Obama studied law at
Harvard University, where he
became the first African Ameri-
can president of the Harvard
Law Revievw, and received J.D.
in 1992; lecturer on constitu-
tional law, University of Chica-
go; member, Illinois State sen-
ate 1997-2004; elected as a
Democrat to the U.S. Senate in
2004 for term beginning Jan. 3,
2005. Barack Obama has voted
with a majority of his Demo-
cratic colleagues 96.0 percent
of the time during the current
Congress."
In the GOP corner is John
McCain, a decorated war hero
who possesses an impressive
track record on social issues
representing the Republican
Party platform's core values -
fiscal responsibility, conserva-
tive, pro-life, pro-family, and
pro-American.
"John McCain graduated
United States Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Md. 1958, and the
National War College, Wash-
ington, DC 1973; pilot, United
States Navy 1958-1981, prison-
er of war in Vietnam 1967-
1973; received numerous
awards, including the Silver
Star, Legion of Merit, Purple
Heart, and Distinguished Flying
Cross. He began his political
career as an elected Republican
Congressman in 1982. His vot-
ing record shows he has voted
with a majority of his Republi-
can colleagues 88.3 percent of
the time during the current con-
gress," quoted from the Wash-
ington Post.
I think if we just looked at
the candidates from their expe-
rience and voting records we
would see that John McCain's
qualifications and his core
beliefs are more in line with the
values that we in Hardee
County revere.
If Hardee County voters
would take a look at those same
values and ask the question:
which party best represents us,
the answer lies in the party plat-
forms and voting records .f the
elected representatives. Can
you afford to be morally and
ethically connected to a party
that doesn't truly represent
you? Don't you think it's time
to end the hypocrisy?
Hardee County already votes
Republicans, why not stand
with the Republicans and be
counted by registering as one.
The Democratic Party left you,
you didn't leave them.
Mrs. Gayle Smith
Secretary/Treasurer
Hardee County Republican
Executive Committee
Wauchula



Nutrition

Notes
Q: Are the chips sold in.the
health food section of the gro-
cery store better choices than
regular chips?
A: Many of these products
do offer nutritional advantages.
over traditional snack chips.
Some are lower in sodium, with
about half to two-thirds less
sodium per serving. Other vari-
eties have cut fat, with savings
of 3 to 6 grams of fat per ounce.
And, when the total fat is lower,
calories are usually lower, too.
However, there are some cau-
tions to be aware of when
choosing "healthier" chips. For
example, not all are lower in fat
and sodium. Some reduced-fat
varieties have added salt and
organic chips are not necessari-
ly lower in fat or sodium. In
addition, some of the products
labeled "no trans fat" may con.-
tain saturated fat instead.
Regardless of what product
you choose remember that por-
tion control is still vital. Check
the Nutrition Facts label to find'
the serving size because it is not
the same on all products. The
standard serving size of chips is
one ounce, which is usually
about 12 to 15 potato or tortilla
chips (or about 40 of the small-
er corn chips). Also bear in
mind that even reduced-fat


chips are not "eat-all-you-want"
diet foods.
Calories from snack foods
can add up quickly. Finally,
chips in the "health food sec-
tion" can cost double or triple
the price of standard chips.
Simply eating the regular ver-
sion less often or in smaller
amounts can also reduce calo-
ries, fat and sodium for sub'stan-
tially less money.


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* HOMEGROWN- Raised in Hardee County
/ Product of Local Schools
/ Graduate of Hardee Senior High
* FLORIDA UNIVERSITY TRAINED
/ Earned Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees
/ South Florida Community College
/ Florida Atlantic University
/ Nova Southeastern University
* HELPING HARDEE COUNTY KIDS FOR A LIFETIME
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/ History Teacher at Hardee Junior High
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/ Principal at Zolfo Springs Elementary
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v/ Advisor for Florida's Secondary School Redesign Initiative
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Impact Fees: Utilities


Water/Sewer/Landfill Explosion


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the fifth in a series of
articles on impact fees and their
effect on the community.
The fourth delay in imple-
menting impact fees could have


drastic effects on the wat-
er/sewer and garbage collection
needs of the county. Imple-
mentation of impact fees is
extended to at least January
2009.


Coker Joins


Pioneer Staff


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
With the return of P.A. John
Gill to Pioneer Medical Center,
there is now a full medical staff
of four to assist the folks of
Hardee County.
Pioneer recently welcomed
its newest member.
Physician's Assistant Keith
Coker, came to Pioneer Medical
Center last week. A graduate of
the University of Florida in
1990, he has been providing
medical services for most of his
adult life.
Since graduating, he has been
heavily involved in family prac-
tice, pediatrics and other forms
of medical care. Coker looks
forward to being able to help
the folks of Hardee County and
working with the staff of
Pioneer Medical.
"There is a fantastic group of
physician assistants here and
the people of Hardee County
are wonderful. I really appreci-
ate the opportunity I was given
to work at this particular clin-
ic," says Coker.
Although Coker already
loves working at Pioneer Medi-
cal, and hopes to stay for a
long-term period of time, he
does admit to some challenges
of being a physician's'assistant.
"Every patient is a challenge
in that I have to give them the
right and most-beneficial infor-
mation. Even the small things
are sometimes complicated,"


COMMRCIA & RS-IENTIL COSTRUTIO


says Coker.
Not only does Coker love the
people and his fellow employ-
ees, but he also enjoys the small
rural town of Wauchula.
"I grew up in Myakka City, a
small rural town on the east side
of Manatee County. I love liv-
ing in rural areas and also being
close to Orlando and Tampa,"
says Coker.
Coker hopes to help patients
help themselves by preventing
any major health problems,
such as a heart attack, cancer
and etc. He greatly encourages
patients to stay on top of
screenings and tests.
The medical staff of Pioneer
Medical are eager and excited
to start fresh with the welcom-
ing of two more staff with a
heart for the health of Hardee
County.


Coker


Landfill
The Hardee County Sanitary
Waste facility operates almost
continuously, averaging 70 tons
of garbage a day. Some of this
could be reduced if more people
would use the recycling center
for plastics, glass, newspapers,
cardboard and aluminum. There
is no charge to take recyclables
to the landfill. There is also an
animal control shelter located
on landfill property.
The county recently officially
closed its first huge cell and
opened a five-acre one, slated to
last about eight years. However,
increased demand could drasti-
cally shorten this availability
and mandate an early start on
planning for the next five-acre
site.
Municipal residents pay for
their garbage on their utility
bills but, in turn, the cities pay
tipping fees at the landfill. Solid
waste assessments pay partially
for garbage collection in the
unincorporated areas of the
county and partly for opera-
tions/maintenance at the land-
fill.
Grants, fees, taxes and
assessments, and interest on
long-term accounts combine for
the landfill budget. The county
is required to budget annually
and bank at least $110,000
toward landfill closure costs,
including the 30-year followup
after a portion is closed, includ-
ing tests on leachate water (run-
off from landfill piles), ground-
water and other parameters.
Combined development from
Saddlewood out on Parnell
Road west to Vandolah, north to
Shadowlawn and south to
Sweetwater, projects nearly
10,000 more residents in the
next 15-20 years, each con-
tributing 4.12 pounds of refuse
per day per person.
To accommodate this growth,
impact fees will need to partial-
,-y..absorb some of the landfill
costs.


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Water/Sewer
The city of Wauchula plans to
triple its wastewater capacity in
the next 18-24 months. The
county is also planning expan-
sion of both the Vandolah and
Wauchula Hills wastewater
plants. Both entities are also
planning for potable water
needs to meet residential and
commercial growth.
Each of the dozen larger sub-
divisions planned from end-to-
end of the county will add water
and sewer needs. Some, such as
the 269-acre Saddlewood off
Parnell and Hammock roads,
the Mel Smith/Old Town Creek
subdivision, or Lemon Grove
community, will depend on pri-
vate wells and septic systems.
But most will be connecting to
the city or county systems.
Both Little Cypress/Cypress
Pointe on SR 64 and Tenfold
Talents at SR 64 and Florida
Avenue, hope to connect to
the Zolfo Springs system. Tor-
rey Groves and Ridge Estates
may join the Wauchula Hills
system.
Bowling Green may provide
services to Shadowlawn, or it
may have its own package
plant. Finally, Vandolah Estates,
the Davis properties and Florida
Institute for Neurologic Re-
habilitation will all connect to
the Vandolah wastewater/water
plant.
For those connecting to
municipal or county services,
each will demand about
300,000 gallons of water and
275,000 gallons of sewage pro-
cessing a day. Those connecting
to services will have user agree-
ments, connector fees and
developer agreements to con-
tribute to the service. Impact
fees could make the difference
in meeting these needs.
Next week: other impact fees
costs.


Is Roadside Food Safe?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
You long for some of that
barbecue sold at a roadside
stand.
But, is it safe? How long can
it be kept in a cooler and still be
safe to eat?
Commissioner Minor Bryant
raised this question to Hardee
Health Department officials last
week.
Dr. Stephen L. Gordon and
liaison Jim Griffin were at the
meeting of the Hardee County
Commission. Gordon said the
health department only inspects
institutions. Others inspect rest-
aurants and other places to pur-
chase prepared foods.


Gordon added, however, that
his department gets involved
only when there are two or
more illnesses from a particular
site. Then his office cooperates
with whoever is doing the
investigation.
Bryant said in fairness to
restaurants, which are licensed
and inspected, there ought to be
ways to regulate roadside
stands.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton said he has staff looking at
restrictions from the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and De-
partment of Business Regu-
lation to find where roadside
stands fit in.


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always glorify the hunters.


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services--,


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........:........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ...............79:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 37S-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ..... ....... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
jMorning 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.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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.
English Service ................ 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................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... 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men 'sv 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

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 ............................ 1:00 a.m .
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.m.


Wednesday Night ................ 7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA
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.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)....................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ......... 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......................... 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................. 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
.................................. 6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.,
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m "
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin 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 Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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


FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School .................... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m...
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts............ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
W orship................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ..........7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road


767-1010
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.


WAUCHULA

- 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 .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1 & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2' & 41 Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ..........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ............11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ..................0:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.



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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service............10:00 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish)............ 11... 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)...................1... :00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ...................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship .............. .....7:30 p.m.

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 ....................0:00 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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................1.... 0:30 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 ...........1.....1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio............................. 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


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delivery at any moment. The
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Courthouse To Get Sallyport


Women Play Between Showers


.By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Work on the Hardee County
Courthouse continues.
In recent months, mortar was
removed and new inserted be-
tween the bricks on the 1920's
facility. County workers also
painted the exterior of the main
courthouse and adjacent Annex
I.
An upgraded irrigation sys-
tem to drain ground water away
and prevent infiltration in the
first floor, which is halfway be-
low ground level, was post-
poned because of the spring
drought.
But starting now is pre-
design and engineering for a
two-vehicle sallyport on the
east side of the courthouse,
allowing safer delivery of in-
mates for hearings or trials. The
project will also include re-
striping the east parking lot and
parking areas, and sidewalk
reconstruction for handicapped
accessibility.
A contract for $30,000 was
approved with the Lakeland en-
gineering firm Chastain-Skill-
man. It will be paid from Small
County Courthouse funds, if
approved by the courthouse
security committee. Some of


these funds will also be used for
computer accessories for the
courtrooms and judges' offices.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
selected Benny Albritton
Sr. as homeowner representa-
tive on the Value Adjustment
Board, per direction of the state
legislature which decided that
the Board should change from
three commissioners and two
School Board members to two
'commissioners, one School
Board member, a homeowner
representative appointed by the
commission and a business
owner appointed by the School
Board. Appointments are effec-
tive Sept. 1. Albritton will re-
place Commissioner Bobby
-Ray Smith on the Board and.
will join commissioners Nick
Timmerman and Minor Bryant.
Approved Ordinance
2008-19 which sets stricter
restrictions on where sexual
offenders and predators may.
reside in the county.
Approved Ordinance
2008-20 which amends portions
of the Hardee County Land
Development Code to more
clearly specify conditions
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housing, should be located and
under what circumstances.
The commission spent nearly)
two hours refining the changes
recommended by the Planning
& Zoning Board, primarily to
close loopholes and make group
housing only for large groves,
ranches, dairies and row crops
already in business in the coun-
ty. It was clarified that the main
focus was on citrus although
other agricultural entities were
included.
Two main objections were
ignored. A Sweetwater resident
said the rewording make the
farmworker group housing
more complicated and created
"an albatross" which would sti-
fle it. A Crewsville resident said.
without any reference to the
federal H2-A guestworker pro-
gram and its regulations, the
ordinance provided no assur-
ance of protections for the pub-
lic or for the workers. Both
speakers said they were not
talking about a specific loca-
tion, whether such housing was
in Limestone, Ona, Center Hill,
Lemon Grove or the Sweet-
water/Crewsville area.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton responded that the Land De-
velopment Code is 500 pages
long and addresses many of
these questions in other sections
than the ones being amended.
"Citrus has been a viable
industry, the backbone of indus-
try in this county for years, and
we can't turn our back on it,"
said Commissioner Gordon
Norris to a smattering of clap-
ping by citrus industry repre-
sentatives.
Approved support of the
South Central Florida RACEC
(Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern) 240-acre mod-
el project at the Sebring Air-
port and Commerce Park.
Hardee hopes to receive similar
revenue sharing project funding
within the next few years.
Postponed ranking of four
proposed projects for the
Economic Development Autho-
rity (EDA) $2.1 million phos-
phate severance tax monies
expected this fiscal year.
The four projects include
$625,00 for Hardee County
Commerce Park Expansion;
$1.5 million for first phase of
the Heartland Property & Casu-
alty Insurance Co. (now Albrit-
ton Insurance) expansion and
plans for a new regional facility
with up to 100 jobs in the next
few years; $150,000 for phase I
engineering for the Vandolah
water project; and $185,000 for
the Torrey Groves pipeline pro-
ject.
Reviewed some of the
public hearings to be held in the
next few weeks in the absence
of Planning Director Nick
Staszko, who is coming out of a
medically induced coma fol-
lowing surgery to reduce swell-
ing in his brain after a fall off a
ladder.
The county manager ex-
plained who will handle duties
in Staszko's absence until it is
determined how long his recov-
ery will take.
Nothing will work unless you
do.
-Maya Angelou


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two out of three is not bad.
Unless, you're trying to fin-
ish a softball season by the time
school starts.
The 2008 Women's Church
Softball League was able to get
games in on Monday and
Thursday evenings last week,
but was rained out on Tuesday.
This was especially difficult for
Celebration-Hardee Campus,
which had a double-header
scheduled that night.
Wauchula First Methodist
Church continues to lead the
league, now sporting an 8-0
record. Alpha & Omega/Free-
dom Ministries is at 4-1 and
Holy Child Catholic at 4-2. Be-
hind them are United Meth-
odist of Zolfo Springs, Cele-
bration, New Hope Baptist and
First Christian Church.
In last Monday's 6:45 game,
Alpha & Omega outscored First
Christian 16-5.
Jodi Griffin had a nearly per-
fect night for Alpha & Omega,
scoring four of the five times
she got on base. Wanda Stettler
chipped in with triple tallies,


and Sami Jo Morgan, Amy
Franks, Glenda Eures and Vir-
ginia Jackson added dual
scores.
For First Christian, it was
Melissa Albritton, Linda Erika
Eisenhower, Becky and Stacy
5. who put runs on the board.
Paige Massey was stranded
twice and several other batters
were also teft on the base paths.
Holy Child won the 8:15
game 17-12 over United Meth-
odist of Zolfo Springs.
Valerie Briones led Holy
Child with three runs, every
time she got on base. Vira, Zita,
Liberty Mushrush and Maggie
Olvera each added a pair of
scores. Susana, Sonia, Kristina
Garcia, Rishonea Lampley,
Nora Compos and Irene each
chipped in with a run.
On Thursday night, in the
early game, Wauchula Metho-
dist marched past Holy Child
18-7.
Mary Morgan topped the
Methodist gals with four scores.
Jamie Rivas and Elene Salas
were three-score batters. Leigh
B. had twin scores and Jennifer
B., Diane Brummett, Shauntee


Hines, Kim Tyson, Jo P. and
Regan each added a run.
It was a combination of solo
scores for Holy Child. Kristina
Garcia and Briones put a pair of
runs on the board in the second
inning. Vira, Mushrush, Irene
and Lucy Garcia added third-
inning scores and Rosa Villegas
added a run in the fifth frame.
In the Thursday nightcap, it
was New Hope exploding for a
19-3 win over First Christian.
Regan Davenport led New
Hope with four trips around the
bases. Krissi added three runs,
and D.K. Davis, Lori Barbaree,
Amber and Melissa Crider each
put a pair of scores on the
board. Chelsea, Tasha, Crystal
Harrison and Jennifer each
scored once.
Albritton, Massey and Sandy
Driskell started First Christian
with a trio of first-inning runs
before running out of steam.
Ketus was left at third and Staci
Stanford at second when the
third out occurred. A half dozen
more attempts left runners
stranded on the bases.


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THANK YOU -
Thank you Hardee County for allowing me to
serve as your Tax Collector for another four
1 years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to
serve and I am looking forward to another term.
P I will always strive to give you the effi-
cient, courteous and professional service you
deserve. You should expect the best and get it.
; .Also, a big thank you to my "girls" for working
hard and being a great team. You make my job
much easier. I am truly blessed.
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CELEBRITY GOLF


COURTESY PHOTO
Nick Johnson (far right) stands with
(from left) Wayne Player and Bill
Bergey after a long day of golf.
Wayne Player Is the son of the
famed golfer Gary Player and is also
a PGA tour member and the host of
"Wayne Player Experience" and
Bergey is a former linebacker for
the Philadelphia Eagles and three
time MVP recipient. Johnson and
his teammates wrapped up the
eventful day in Philadelphia with a
score of seven under par. Former
19-year placekicker for the unde-
feated 1972 Miami Dolphins, Garo
Yepremian, also known as "Kicker of
the Decade," (left in lower photo)
presented Hardee County resident
Johnson with an autographed
Miami Dolphins football helmet.
Johnson was invited by Yepremian
to participate in the 5th annual Garo
Yepremian Celebrity Classic golf
tournament Tuesday, June 23 at the
prestigious Philadelphia Country
Club. Johnson resides in Bowling
Green with his wife Cindy and has
worked with Mosaic for 32 years as
a waste system operator at Wingate
Mine.


Men Play Close Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three games were won by
just one or two runs.
The 2008 Men's Community
Softball /League got in two
evenings of play last week, with
a few upsets in close games.
Mosaic dropped from the
ranks of the unbeaten. La
Floresita and Merrill Lynch
both picked up back-to-back
victories. All in all, it was an
interesting week, with rainouts
on Tuesday night keeping
Brant Funeral Chapel, Cele-
bration and Recycling at Mar-
ty's idle for the week.
When Thursday games end-
ed, the standings had changed.
In Division I, Celebration kept
its lead with a 4-1 record,
Recycling is at 3-2 and La
Floresita moved into a third-
place tie with JXR Construc-
tion. Each is at .500, La
Floresita at 3-3 and JXR at 4-4.
Finishing up the division are
TKO and the Outlaws.
In Division II, Mosaic stills
leads, now at 5-1, ahead of A-
1 Safari Glass at 4-2 and Peace
River Electric Cooperative Inc.
(PRECo) at 4-3. Trailing them
are Merrill Lynch, Team Black-
list, Brant and Nemisis.
On Field 3, Merrill Lynch
won the Monday opener 17-11
over Blacklist.
Ray Rivas homered and
tripled twice for three runs and
four RBIs for Merrill Lynch.
Thomas Trevino, Bud Plumley,
Will Tyson, Doyle Tyson and
Felinas Salinas each put a pair
of scores on the board.
For Blacklist, Brian Patter-
son, Bryan Pelham and Lee all
homered. Cory tripled. He scor-
ed three times and Chase Best,
Chad Knight and Patterson each
.put twin scores on the board.
The Monday closer on Field
3 was a thriller, with Mosaic
outlasting PRECo 13-11.
. Doug Sutton, Bryan Smith
and Todd Rogers all homered
for Mosaic. Smith finished with
a four-for-four night at the
plate. Mike Carte smacked a
trio of doubles and scored three


runs. Austin Helms and Willie
Dickerson were twin-tally bat-
ters.
For PRECo, it was leadoff
batter Brian Alexy with a pair
of doubles and a single for a trio
of tallies. Rodger Brutus, Peck
Harris and Matt Bell each
homered. Brian Alexy, Billy
Alexy and Scott Driskell each
had three hits.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, La
Floresita won the 6:45 game
19-4 over TKO.
Pete DeLuna tripled, doubled
and singled for four RBIs and
three scores for La Floresita.
Ernie Briseno crossed home
plate four times. Eddie Strange
also had three scores, and
Bobby Flores, Jessie Aguilar,
Quinton Blondale and Jaime
Flores added twin scores.
O.T. Baez walked and scored
in the first inning for TKO,
aided by a Bo Commadore hit
and Chris Rich sacrifice.
Commodore doubled and scor-
ed on an Osles Lazarre hit in the
fourth inning and Onel Virgile
and Eric Grace came home in
the fifth.
In the Field 4 game at 8:15, it
was Outlaws with a 16-9 win
over JXR.
Shermain Baker and John
McBride both homered for
Outlaws. Josh Sneider doubled
three times and scored each
time. Jose Olvera also had triple
scores and Baker, McBride and
Robert Martinez all crossed
home plate twice.
J.R. Bass and Mike Johnston
homered for JXR. Ryan
Thomas was the only dual-tally
batter. Seven other batters each
put one run on the board.
On Thursday night, TKO
won the Field 4 early game 19-
3 over JXR.
Chad Clark homered twice,
and Rich and Joe St. Fort added
solo shots for TKO. Eric Grace
and Baez each circled the bases
three times, and Lazarre, Mar-
win Simmons, St. Fort, Rich
and Clark added twin scores.
JXR scored all its runs in the
third inning, when Reid Benton
and Mike Jones both singled


and Thomas followed it with a
three-RBI homer. Several other
batters were stranded.
The week's finale on Field 4
was another nail-biter,.with.La
Floresita getting the 20-19 win
over Outlaws.
Briseno tripled and doubled
twice for La Floresita. Strange
and Briseno each put three runs
on the board, and Bobby Flores,
Julian Garcia Sr., Anthony Harn
and Blondale scored twice
each.
For Outlaws, it was Baker
with the only homer. McBride
tripled and doubled twice and
Eric Mushrush and Sneider
each also .doubled twice.
Sneider and McBride were each
triple-tally batters. Mushrush,
Hakem Shweil, Baker, Robert
Martinez Sr. and Simon Olvera
each put two runs on the board.
Over on Field 3, the 6:45
game was another close en-
counter, with A-I upsetting pre-
viously unbeaten Mosaic 21-20.
Brent Gillard, Lester Horn-
bake and Lamar Gilliard each
homered for A-1. Leadoff batter
Brent Gilliard put four runs on
the board, and Brad Gilliard,
Hornbake and Lamar Gilliard
each added three scores. Nate
Lee, Steve and Dale each added
twin scores.
For Mosaic, Carte and Jason
Johnson homered, and Mark
McGee smacked a triple and a
double. Helms circled the bases
four times, and Carte and
McGee came home three times
apiece. Six other batters scored
twice each.
In the Field 3 week's finale,
Merrill Lynch won 17-8 over
Nemesis.
Salinas and Ray Rivas each
homered for Merrill Lynch.
Ryne Heine, Ruben Rivas, Ray
Rivas, Fred Hodges and Salinas
each scored twice.
Mario Tamayo homered,
Ram BrioneO tripled and Mi-
guel Santqyo doubled for
Nemesis. Jose Gomez, Rigo
Briones and Tamayo each put
two runs on the board Santoyo
and Elias Ramirez added a run
each.


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NOTICE OF


BUDGET HEARING


The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a

budget for fiscal year 2008-09. A public hearing to make

a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on

Monday, July 28, 2008, at 5:01 P.M., in the School Board

meeting room located at 200 South Florida Avenue,

Wauchula, Florida. 7:24C


NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL


CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a measure to impose a 1.750 mill property
tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.

This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax of 6.029 mills for operating expenses
and is proposed solely at the discretion of the School Board.

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $2,786,232 to be used for the following
projects:

CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Hilltop Elem. / Jr. High Fencing for PE field and softball field
North Wauchula Elem, Land acquisition

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Hardee Senior High Replace cooling tower
Hardee Senior High Renovate roofing
North Wauchula Elem. Upgrade lighting

Educational and
ancillary facilities Other renovation, maintenance, and repair including, but not limited
to, electrical, HVAC, flooring and floor coverings, ADA compliance,
roofing, energy conservation, asbestos abatement.
Reimburse the- General Fund for costs of construction, renovation,
remodeling, maintenance, and repair as permitted by Florida
Statutes.,
MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Transportation Purchase two (2) school buses

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
Educational facilities Furniture, fixtures and equionent
Hardee Senior High Wiring, server, power supply, switches, etc. to upgrade capacity
and improve security system

PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO
INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 28, 2008, at 5:01 P.M.,
in the School Board meeting room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.


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BUDGET SUMMARY

Hardee County School Board
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ARE 2.4 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
Fiscal Year 2008-09

Proposed Millage Lew:
Local Effort 5.281 Capital Outlay 1.750
Discretionary 0.498 Debt Service
Supplemental Discretionary 0.250 Total Millage 7.779


ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Federal Sources
State Sources
Local Sources
TOTAL SOURCES
Transfers In
Nonrevenue Sources
Fund Balance (July 1, 2008)
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES


EXPENDITURES:
Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services
Instructional Media Services
Instructional & Curriculum Development Services
Instructional Staff Training
Instruction Related Technology
Board of Education
General Administration
School Administration.
Facilities Acquisition & Construction
Fiscal Services
Food Services
Central Services
Pupil Transportation Services
Operation of Plant
Maintenance of Plant
Administrative Technology Services
Community Services
Debt Service
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
Transfers Out
Fund Balance (June 30, 2009).
TOTAL EXPENDITURES,
TRANSFERS & BALANCES


GENERAL
FUND


$ 99,000
$ 25,503,854
$ 10,564.557
$ 36,167,411
$ 1,197,845
$ 1,500
$ 5,483,597
2 42.850.353


$ 22,770,452
$ 1,596,801
$ 778,804
$ 327,685
$ 382,440
$ 643,928
$ 262,427
$ 451,377
$ 2,080,006
$
$ 462,833
$
$ 276,467
$ 2,323,174
$ 4,171,463
$ 1,911,865
$ 310,161
$ 188,274

$ 38,938,157
$
$ 3,912,196

$ 42.850.353


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS


$ 7,230,348
$ 52,700
$ 537.342
$ 7,820,390
$
$
$ 91,219
; 7.911.609


2,83
1,29

44
43


18
2


2,62

I


DEBT
SERVICE
FUNDS


$ 335,048
$ 6,000
$ 341,048
$
$
$ 286,954
$ 628.002


39,042 $
)3,112 $
1,142 $
12,808 $
33,767 $
$
$
31,081 $
76,561 $
$
$
Z0,948 $
1,196 $
.7,532 $
$
$
$
4,000 $


$ _
$ 7,861,189
$ -'
$ 50,420


$
$
$
$


336,048
336,048
254,954
37,000


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS

$
$ 3,258,452
$ 2,787,032
$ 6,045,484
$ 254,954
$
$ 3,384,176
< 9.684.614


$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$ 6,005,447
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$

$ 6,005,447
$ 1,197,845
$ 2,481,322


PRIVATE
PURPOSE
FUNDS

$
$
$ 375
$ 375
$
$ -
$ 17,618
S17.993


$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$t


TOTAL
ALL FUNDS


$ 7,329,348
$ 29,150,054
$ 13,895.306
$ 50,374,708
$ 1,452,799
$ 1,500
$ 9,263,564
$ 61.092.571


$ 25,609,494
$ 2,889,913
$ 779,946
$ 770,493.
$ 816,207
$ 643,928
$ 262,427
$ 632,458
$ 2,106,567
$ 6,005,447
$ 462,833
$ 2,620,948
$ 277,663
$ 2,340,706
$ 4,171,463
$ 1,911,865
$ 310,161
2,350 $ 194,624
$ 336,048
2,350 $ 53,143,191
$ 1,452,799
15.643 $ 6,496.581

17.2993 $ 61.092.571


S 7Q 11 f~1L9 628.002 9.684.614 5


Complete details for each separate part of the school budget summarized above are on file and are available for public inspection at the Office of the Hardee County Superintendent of
Schools Administration Building, 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. 7:24c





GRAPHS ILLUSTRATING A HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF

FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Hardee County School Board


Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local)

$60,000,000 $50,084,846
3 $40,000,000 $1, 841


2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


Debt Service Revenues

$365,000 $362,963
$ $360,000
S$355,000594
> $350,000
$345,000
$340,000
2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


Total Number of Employees


750
700
0u 650
600
I-


2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


Total Current Operating Revenues

$50,000,000 $44,039,007
$40,000,000
= $30,000,000
4 $20,000,000
= $10,000,000
$0
2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


Number of Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent Students

5,400.00
5,200.00 ---5-
_ 5,000.00
S 4,800.00
2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


Total Number of Instructional Employees


i 480
o 3 460-
o 440 --
E 420
'" 400


2007-08


474


433 434


2002-03
Fiscal Years


1997-98


Capital Projects Revenues
$5,695,245
$6,000,000 _-----------------
$4,000,000$62,44 $22 1
$2,000,000
$0
2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


Current Operating Revenues per UFTE

* $10,000.00
S$6,442.66 37740
t $5,000.00
41 $ 0 .0 0
2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Fiscal Years


2007-08 2002-03 1997-98
Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local) $50,084,846 $35,304,444 $31,427,842
Total Current Operating Revenues $44,039,007 $32,401,059 $28,634,963
Capital Projects Revenues $5,695,245 $2,548,466 $2,429,916
Debt Service Revenues $350,594 $354,919 $362,963
Number of Unwelghted Full-Time Equivalent Students 5,084.06 5,029.14 5,325.06
CurrentOperating Revenues per UFTE $8,662.17 $6,442.66 $5,377.40
Total Number of Employees 728 671 682
Total Number of Instructional Employees 474 .433 434


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6C The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2008


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
license was issued recently in
the office of the county court:
David-Wayne Kinard, 24,
Wauchula, and Erika Victoria
Newberry, 18, Wauchula,

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Eddie E. Richardson and
Christopher W. Wiggins, execu-
tion of judgment released.
FIA Card Services NA vs.
Timothy W. Parrish, entry of
judgment stayed.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Nedra Cornelius, dismissed.
Progressive Auto Pro
Insurance Co. i/s/o James Yang
vs. Paul Simon Jr. and Paul
Simon, judgment.'
Cyril Fullenkemp vs. Chris
Garza, judgment for tenant
eviction, back rent/damages.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Chrystal Rivera, judgment.
Torres & Sons Rentals Inc.
vs. John Summerville and
Samantha Alderman, judgment
of tenant eviction.
Unifund CCR Partners GP
vs. Senaida Gonzales, default
judgment.
Delma L. McGill vs. M.C.
Granite & Stone LLC and Troy
A. Brant, judgment.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Ruby Olvera,
default judgment.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Thomas W. Lanham, dismissed.
Steven McAllister as
guardian vs. Cynthia T. Dickey
et al, transferred from county
court to circuit court.
CACH LLC vs. Clarence
Eubanks, judgment.
CACV of Colorado LLC vs.
Fidel Rodriguez, judgment.
Hardee County Housing
Authority d/b/a The Palms vs.
Otoniel Alvarado, order for ten-
ant removal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Ronald Boyd, disorderly in-
toxication, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs,
$50 cost of prosecution (COP).
Ronald Allen Campbell, bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Michael Elllis Carpenter,
animal abandonment, 45 days,
in jail with credit for time
served '(CTS), $325 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fee, $50 COP, $525 restitution.
. Rachel Cheri Ford, resisting
arrest without violent force,
$315 fine and court costs, $50
investigative costs, $50 COP.
Catarino Orozco Gallardo,
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation one year, random drug
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, $315 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$150 investigative costs, $50
COP.
Armondo Garcia, two counts
leavirig the premises Without
paying for gas. probation six
months on each count, consecu-
tive, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 public defender fee, $50
COP, $110.58 restitution, 25
hours community service,
Jeronimo Goan, disorderly
intoxication, 17 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee and $50
COP placed on lien.
Elias Saul Hernandez domes-
tic violence, adjudication with-
held, probation 12 months, 12-
week domestic violence class,
no contact with victim, $667
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP.
Christobal Lopez, retail theft
- amended to criminal mis-
chief, 30 days CTS, $335 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP.


Rigo Montez, battery, 12
months probation, 12-week do-
mestic violence class, $667 fine
and court costs, $50 public de-
fender fee, $50 COP.
Alexander Poole, resisting
arrest without violence, 18 days
CTS, $335 fine and court costs,
$50 public defender fee and $50
COP placed on lien.
Jawain Dante Robinson, re-
sisting an officer without vio-
lent force, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Christopher Shaw, domestic
battery, adjudication withheld,
probation 12 months, 12-week
anger management class, no
violent contact with victim,
return to school, continue coun-
-seling, $677 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Andrew David Smith, ob-
taining property by worthless
check, transferred to pretrial di-
versionary program, including
$188.26 restitution.
Bradley Michael Sockalosky,
possession of freshwater fish by
illegal means, adjudication
withheld, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee.
Ralph Williams III, disorder-
ly intoxication, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Justin Woods, possession of
drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of alcohol under 21, adju-
dication withheld, probation
one year, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, random
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP; possession of
marijuana, not prosecuted.
Joshua James Alderman, do-
mestic assault, probation six
months, no contact with victim,
$315 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 inves-
tigative costs, $50 COP.
Andre Maurice Baker, viola-
tion of a domestic violence in-
junction for protection, 270
days CTS, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee
and $50 COP placed on lien.
Jennifer Gwen Flores, viola-
tion of battery (original charge
battery), probation revoked,
120 days CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Carlos Perez Rios, battery, 12
months probation, 26-week bat-
ters inter ventign program, alco-
hol abuse evaluation and treat-
menf, no alcohol or bars, no
contact with victim, $677 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
James Dewayne Young, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
no alcohol or bars, warrantless
search and seizure, random
drug screens, $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Virgil Allen Murphy, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), 12 months probation
(concurrent with Polk County
sentence), $340 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution
(COP).
Demetrius Cornelius Bar-
field, DWLS, adjudication
withheld, produced valid li-
cense, $195 court costs, $50
COP.
Margarita Borjas, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.
Rajue Raam Danman, reck-
less driving, adjudication with-
held, $340 fine and court costs,
$50 COP.


Courthouse Report: t]


Roberto Maldonado, DUI
and violation of probation (ori-
ginal charge reckless driving --
reduced from DUI), probation
revoked, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien, 60 days
with credit for time served
(CTS), probation 12 months,
license suspended six months,
tag impound 10 days, no alco-
hol or bars, $913 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Donaciano Peralta Martinez,
leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage and no
valid license with property
damage, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Isidro Morales, DWLS, 24
days CTS, $340 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Rusty Allan Pelham, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.
Juaquin Rodriguez, DUI, 12
months probation, license sus-
pended six months, random
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, DUI school, $913 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP, 50
hours community service.
Santos Coronado Jr., viola-
tion of license restriction, got
glasses repaired, adjudication
withheld, $195 court costs, $50
COP.
Leonardo Rojas, expired li-
cense, more than four months
and violation of probation (ori-
ginal charge expired license
more than four months), proba-
tion revoked, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien, 60 days
CTS, $340 fine and court costs,
$50 public defender fee, $50
COP on new charge.
Exael Betancourt Santibanez,
DUI and expired license, proba-
tion 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, tag im-
pound 10 days, no alcohol or
bars, $913 fine and court costs,
$50 public defender fee, $50
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Cirenio Vargas-Benitez, DUI
and no valid license, 18 days
CTS, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months,
DUI school, $1,438 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender,
fee, $50 COP, 50 hours commu-
nity service.
Jose Manuel Juarez, DWLS
and violation of probation (ori-
ginal charges DUI and DWLS),
probation revoked, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien,
120 days, $340 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees
and $50 COP on new charge.
Maureen Theresa McCreery,
DUI, 12 days CTS, probation
12 months, license suspended
five years, tag impound 30
days, DUI school, no alcohol or
bars, $1,438 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Johnny Thomas Stevens,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
four-hour class, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Margarite Carol Taylor and
Lester Leroy Taylor, divorce.
Belinda Karnes and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Terry Franko, petition to
register interstate child support
order.
Steven McAllister as guard-
ian vs. Cynthia T. Dickey et al,
petition to recover possession
of property.
Katrina Daniels vs. Mark
Pierce, petition for injunction
for protection.
Jesse Marie Poucher vs.
Crystal Framer, petition for
injunction for protection.
Tracy S. Patterson vs. John S.
Patterson, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.


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regarding potential effects from this site on historic prop-
erties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of
this publication to: Tanya Chetyrkina, Wireless Projects,
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
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Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
July 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula Fl. 33873. 7:17,24c


The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Saul Alamia and DOR vs.
Margarita Baker Perez, dis-
missal of petition for child sup-
port.
Robin Knarr vs. Daniel Roy
Knarr, injunction for protection.
Kayla Herrera vs. Benjamin
Herrera, injunction for protec-
tion.
Carolyn Ann Short vs. San-
dra Kay Craig, voluntary dis-
missal.
Elaine Chaika vs. Thomas L.
Everett, injunction for protec-
tion extended.
Pedro Ventura Jr. vs. Maria
C. Ventura, child support termi-
nated.
Melissa A. Terry vs. Tony L.'
Parker, petition for child sup-
port contempt denied.
Charles Styer and Rachel
Styer, divorce.
Allen Clyde Richard and
Percilla Richard, divorce.
Ruben Bautista and Rosa
Maria Bautista, divorce.
Whitney Paige Justice vs.
Shane Eugene Barrington, child
support order.
James W. Hay vs. Lori N.
Hay Gibbs, child support modi-
fied.
Crystal G. Barnwell and
DOR vs. Randy L. Gillis,
amended child support order.
Betty S. Avilez and DOR vs.
Guillermo Alvarado, amended
child support contempt order.
Karen L. Cranford vs. Joseph
L. Cranford, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Jessica Nicole Johnson and
DOR vs. Breck Joshua Mora-
lez, Polk County child support
order transferred to Hardee
County.
Aurora Espinoza and DOR
vs. Daniel Espinoza-Juarez,
child support order.
Jenacee L. Ayers and DOR
vs. Brett W. Stewart, child sup-
port order.
Elena Gaona and DOR vs.
Raul Trevino, order on child
support arrears.
Kristen R. Welch and DOR
vs. Jessie Aguilar Jr., child sup-
port order.
Sucora Renard and DOR vs.
Tarvaris Dontae Harris, child
support order.
Marivella Saldivar on behalf
of minor child and DOR vs.
Marco A. Huerta, child support
order.

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.
Ernesto DeSantiago, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge felony domestic bat-
tery), probation revoked, two
years community control -
house arrest, with added condi-
tion of batters intervention pro-
gram, evaluation and treatment,
warrantless search and seizure
and random screens, $150 pub-
lic defender fees added to out-
standing fines and fees.
Victor Distefano, petition to
review sentence (original
charges aggravated fleeing or
attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer, grand theft
auto and no valid license), pro-
bation terminated.
Grant Eugene Drennan, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge grand theft auto), proba-
tion revoked, one year one day


Florida State Prison CTS, $150
public defender fee added to
outstanding fines and fees and
all placed on lien.
Joshua Caine Lanham, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court; possession of
methamphetamine, not prose-
cuted.
Brad Elliott Rimes, grand
theft, probation three years,
warrantless search and seizure,
$520 fine and court costs, $340
public defender fees, $100
COP, restitution to be set; bur-
glary of structure, not prosecut-
ed.
Christina Rodriguez, posses-
sion of hydrocodone and resist-
ing arrest without violence, 18
months drug offender proba-
tion, warrantless search and
seizure, no drugs/alcohol, ran-
dom screens, curfew, evaluation
and treatment, $520 fine and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP placed on
lien, 100 hours community ser-
vice; disorderly conduct, not
prosecuted.
Isidro Anastasio Santiago,
criminal mischief, adjudication
withheld, 12 months probation,
four-hour anger management
class, stay off property, $520
fine and court costs, $340 pub-
lic defender fees, $634.85 resti-
tution, $100 COP.
Cedric Taylor, possession of
cocaine, 180 days CTS, $520
fine and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP.
Lee Edward Taylor, dealing
in stolen property, false verifi-
cation of ownership to a pawn-
broker and dealing in stolen
property, 15 months Florida
State Prison, $495 fine and
court costs, $340 public defend-
er fee and $100 COP placed on
lien, restitution to be set; four
counts grand theft not prosecut-
ed.
Mark Dwayne Williams,
dealing in stolen property and
uttering a forged instrument.
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion two years, stay away from
property, warrantless search and
seizure, evaluation and treat-
ment, curfew, $495 fine and
court costs, $340 public defend-


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

INTENT TO CHANGE LAND

USES AND ZONING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ZOLFO SPRINGS
TOWN ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS WILL HOLD
A PUBLIC HEARING IN' THE ZOLFO SPRINGS COMMIS-
SION CHAMBERS ON AUGUST 7TH AT 6:00 PM. THE
PURPOSE OF THE HEARING WILL BE TO HEAR THE
REQUEST OF CTM INVESTMENTS TO AMEND THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AND REZONE FROM AGRICULTURE/SINGLE
FAMILY (A-C) TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1B)
FOR THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 2 ACRES BEG AT
SW COR OF W 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 & RUN E
208.71 FT N 417.42 FT W 208.71 FT & S 412.42 FT TO
POB 25-34 S- 25 E. 694 P 111 89, ZS-ORD. 2006-05 708
P 288 OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made
at this meeting with respect to any matter considered
therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for
that appeal, and it is solely the responsibility of that per-
son to ensure that such verbatim record is made and
includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town
does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a
disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should contact the Town
Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.


Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk


George Neel,
Mayor


RColonI Lopez PA
I AGGRESSIVE REPRESENT ION


er fees, $250 investigative
costs, $100 COP, $50 restitu-
tion; criminal mischief, time
served; grand theft of a firearm
and forgery, not prosecuted.
Andre Maurice Baker, bur-
glary with assault amended
to burglary of dwelling, 36
months Florida State Prison,
CTS, $520 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees and
$100 COP placed on lien, resti-
tution to be set; violation of a
domestic violence injunction
for protection, 365 days .CTS.
and concurrent with prison sen-
tence.
Jeffery Pearson, battery on a
law enforcement officer, 36
months Florida State Prison,
consecutive to sentence already
being served, $520 fine and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP placed on
lien, restitution to be set.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Loca Hagans to Gordon B. Jr.
and Deborah L. Starrett,
$110,000.
Billy and Janice Hill to
Samuel L. Delatorre, $20,000.
Carol Gause and Debra Lynn
Minton Richardson to Stephen
J. and Leslie B. Cantu, $20,000.
Ramon Salazar Jr. to Liliana
Salazar, $10,875.02.
Catherine Patricia Brewer
Clemons to Hardee Homes
LLC, $91,000.
Abel B. and Vanessa L. Her-
nandez to Homes of Wauchula:
Inc., $80,000.
M.E. and Barbara A. Wilkins
to Abel B. and Vanessa L.
Hernandez, $215,000.

Everything that is really great
and inspiring is created by the
individual who can labor in
freedom.
-Albert Einstein

Individual commitment to a
group effort-that is what
makes a team work, a compa-
ny work, a society work, a civ-
ilization work.
-Vince Lombardi










"COLOR TV WAS A SHEET


OF TINT OVER THE SCREEN


By JIMMIE DARRYL GRANGER JR.
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed my grandma, who I call
"Hot Mama" because she does not act
like a grandma. She likes to ride four-
wheelers, drives fast, goes hunting and
fishing and loves all kinds of music.
She is always there for me, no matter
what.
Q: What is your name?
A: Marjorie McKinney, but everyone
calls me Margie.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Arno, Va., Dec. 28,
1945.
Q: Where
you born at
home or in
a hospital?
A: I was born at home.
Q: What school did you go to, and
your teacher's name?
A: I went to Hamilton Elementary
School in Mendota, Va., and graduated
from John S. Battle High School, in
Bristol, Va.
Q: What are your parents' names?
A: Fred and Alverna Carrier.
Q: What did your parents do for a
living?
A: My dad was a coal miner. My
mom was a stay-at-home mom until she
went to work at the Bristol Hospital
after I was married.
Q: How many brothers and sisters
did you have?
A: I have a sister and brother older
than me, and a sister and brother
younger than me.
Q: What was it like growing up?
A: We all had to work in the house
or in the garden. There really wasn't
time to play. My parents kept us close
to home.
In the summer my dad took two
weeks vacation and we went camping
on Kinderhook, where at one time
Indians camped. It is a beautiful place
on the Holston River. We would swim,


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run and play, and do nothing but have.
fun.
Q: What kind of stuff did you do
as a kid?
A: We chased fireflies and June
bugs. When we caught a June bug, we
would tie a string around its leg and it
would fly. We made jewelry out of
clover and the blooms.
Q: What kind of clothes did you
wear?
A: Dresses and skirts. I never owned
a pair of shorts or pants.
Q: How did you wash your
clothes?
A: My mom used a wringer washer
with two large tubs so the clothes could
be rinsed twice. These tubs also served
as our bath tub.
Q: What kind of music did you lis-
ten to?
A: The Beatles were the rage when I
was a teenager. Sonny & Cher; Cher
was only about 15 or 16 years old.
Elvis Presley, whom my sister had a
crush on. We watched his first appear-
ance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They
only showed him from the waist up.
Q: What TV shows did you watch?
A: "Alfred Hitchcock," "Twilight
Zone," wrestling, "Gunsmoke" and
"Bonanza."
When I was a small child they did not
have color TV. They came out with a
plastic that looked like Saran Wrap,
that you could put on the screen and
make it green or red.
Q: What was your house like?
A: I grew up in a two-story house
with a porch across the front. We had
an outhouse that we used until the early
'60s, when my oldest sister went to
work and fixed us a bathroom. We used
a pitcher pump in the kitchen to draw
water. We heated the water on a coal
stove which my mother used to cook
on.
Q: Did you and your family have a
lot of money?
A: We were not rich by any means,
but we had enough to get by on. We
raised our own meat and vegetables,
and had a milk cow. We always had
plenty to eat. My mother was a great
cook and always had something sweet
to finish off a meal. She did all her bak-
ing from scratch.
Q: What kind of toys did you play
with?,
A: If we got to play it was hop-
scotch, tag, jump rope or jacks. It


July 24,2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C
always was something to run off the
extra energy we had.
Q: What kind of cars did your
family drive?
A: The cars people drove then look
something like the PT Cruisers they
have now. My dad never owned a car.
In the winter when it was snowing and.
cold we would have to get up and push
the car off to get it started so he could
go to work.
Q: What was the Weather like?'
A: It was cold in the winter and
beautiful the rest of the time. You'
always knew when the seasons
changed.
Q: How did you get to school and
how long id it take to get to school?
A: In grade school I walked about a
half-mile to school, and in high school
I rode the bus 25 miles to school. We
lived down in a valley and had to travel
across the mountains to get to school.
While we were at school if it came a
bad snow or rain storm, we got to go
home early; otherwise we could not get
home.
Q: Did you go to church?
A: Yes, I was raised in a Christian
home. My mother always made sure we
were in church.
Q: What year did you graduate?
A: June 1965.
Q: What is your husband's name.
and when did you get married?
A: His name is Jimmie McKinney.
He was born and raised in Hardee
County. I met him when I was 16. He
was friends with my brother, whom he
met in the Marine Corps. In 1965, I
graduated in June, Jimmie came off a
Med cruise in July, and we were mar-
ried in August.
Q: Would you change anything if
you could go back?
A: No, I would not. When I look
back, they were wonderful times. I am
fortunate to still have my mom, who is
85 years old, and my brothers and sis-
ters. My dad died in 1981. /
My husband and I have two great /
kids, Melissa and Brad, we have six
grandkids and two precious great-
granddaughters.
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.'Seected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and ne is only completely a
man when he plays.
.-Friedrich von Schiller

A rose is a rose is a rose-except when it's a one-plant arbor. A Lady Banks Rose "tree"
at Tombstone, Arizona, has a trunk 40 inches thick and stands nine feet tall. Supported
by 68 posts and several thousand feet of piping, 150 people can be seated under the
arbor. The cutting came from Scotland in 1885.






Sfor

School Board
District 3

I take my work seriously. Other peoples'
lives depend on my job performance
every day. I am responsible for equipment
that, if it fails, could take a man's life.

There is no room for error in the work I do;
My co-workers trust me to do the job right and I
give 100% all of the time. They deserve no less.

It is this level of commitment to excellence
that I bring to the Hardee County School Board.

While in the US Army, I took the opportunity to complete
the Primary Leadership Development Course.


*,,


This program is offered to those the Army believes are
qualified for advancement to NCO leadership positions
and advanced rank.


*= The leadership abilities I possess today
have been earned over a lifetime.

I have proven myself in the past,
Let me earn your trust now.
Vote for Charles Crutchfield on August 26.
Thank you.


Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by Charles Crutchfleld Campaign, Approved by Charles Crutchfleld 7:24p







8C The Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2008


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
July 20, Christopher Jermaine Pace, 25, of 817 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Southers and charged with
battery.
July 20, a fight on Chamberlain Boulevard and a theft on SR
64 East was reported.
July 19, Brandy Renee Kemp, 31, of 3007 Hightower Lane,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with lar-
ceny petit theft.
July 19, Mitchell Kelly Hensley, 36, of 825 N. Charleston
Ave., Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and
charged with battery.
July 19, James Bentley Richey, 21, of 1855 NW Eucalyptus
Ave., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged
with disorderly intoxication.
July 19, thefts on Experiment Station Road and on U.S. 17
North were reported.
July 18, Paul Simon, 32, of 1618 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
battery.
July 18, Christopher Shaw, 18, of 1273 Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
battery. At the jail, Dep. Mixon Trammell detained him on a charge
of violation of probation.
July 18, Darrell E. Ellis, 41, of 517 U.S. 17 North, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on a charge of withholding
support of children.
July 18, Tocory Daniels, 20, of 744 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
trespassing failure to leave property upon and resisting an offi-
cer without violence.
July 18, vehicles stolen on Colin Poucher Road and Petteway
Road, and thefts on Suwannee Street, Chamberlain Blvd. and U.S.
17 North were reported.
July 17, Maxine Bernard, 29, of 10850 Cameron Court,
Davie, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with two
counts smuggling contraband into a prison.
July 17, Leaford Mark Bernard, 27, of 3600 NW 21st St.,
Lauderdale Lakes, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and
charged with possession of marijuana, two counts smuggling con-
traband into a prison and violation of probation.
July 17, Amy Lynn Grosstephan, 36, of 1222 East Bay St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
July 17, Raymond Mark Medrano, 29, and Martin Lee Byers,
21, both of 2523 Garza Road, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by the
countywide Drug Task Force (DTF). Medrano was charged with
possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Byers was charged with violation of probation.
July 17, a theft on Sterner Road was reported.
July 16, Lisa J. Castro, 35, of 302 Camilia Lane, Auburndale,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with withholding
support of children.
July 16, Laquandra Catherine Matthews, 19, of 4060 Captiva
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with pos-
session of marijuana.
July 16, Nicole Marie Juarez-Castillo, 20, was arrested by Sgt.
Kevin White on a charge of failure to appear in court.
July 16, Edward Lawrence Grissom, 21, of 204 E. Ninth St.,
Frostproof, and Kevin Wayne Phillips, 20, of 831 Lime St., Frost-
proof, were arrested by DTF and each charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 16, a theft on Captiva Lane was reported.
July 15, William Claude Johnston, 51, General Delivery,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Sylvia Estes on a charge of
withholding support of children.
July 15, Robert Trevino, 23, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested by DTF on charges of two counts possession of a weapon
or ammunition by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon,
resisting an officer without violence, possession of methampheta-
mine, cruelty toward children without great harm, aggravated bat-
tery causing bodily harm and driving with knowledge of a sus-
pended license..
July 15, residential burglaries on Sandpiper Drive and on
Ratliff Road, and thefts on Everett Whidden Road, Citrus Valley
Park Way and Charlie Bryan Road were reported.
July 14, Joseph Peak, 44, of 3138 Sky View Drive, Lakeland,
was arrested on a charge of withholding support of children.
July 14, Bulmaro Armenta Vallejo, 19, of 765 La Playa Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.


Ode To An Oak
I stood with grace
And shared my shade

I stood my ground when
Charley blew through town

I sheltered all who stood beneath and
Those who nested within my bough

I was strong and not diseased but
The force of the saw has dropped me to my knees

I did no wrong
Now I'm gone.

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


The artist's world is limitless., It can be found anywhere, far
from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his
doorstep.
-Paul Strand


July 14, Yanel Santibanez, 18, of 306 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with larceny -
petit theft.
July 14, David S. Wuebbenhorst, 42, of 1241 Morgan Grice
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 14, thefts on Sweetwater Road, East Main Street and U.S.
17 North were reported.
WAUCHULA
July 19, Alphonso Daniel Allumi, 44, of 2121 Wood St.,
Sarasota, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with DUI
and two other traffic offenses.
July 18, Maira Sanchez, 25, of 1315 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with fraud giv-
ing a false ID to a law enforcement officer. At the jail, Dep. Mixon
Trammell detained her on charges of failure to appear in court and
violation of probation.
July 18, a vehicle on Lane Street was reported stolen.
July 17, Eliazar Garcia, 41, of 505 E. Third Ave., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with posses-
sion of methamphetamine and violation of probation.
July 17, Danielle Gould, 38, of 116 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with disorder-
ly intoxication and battery.
July 16, Deborah Burkes, 45, of 411 S. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with lar-
ceny and fraud giving false ownership to pawn broker.
July 16, a residential burglary on East Townsend Street, a tag


stolen on Bell Street and a robbery-holdup on East Main Street
were reported.
July 15, Johnny Lee Cook, 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
July 15, Archie Clyde Davis, 52, of 260 Garden St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with DUI.
July 15, a theft on South Florida Avenue was reported.
July 14, Chester Bernard White, 27, of 610 SE Ninth St., Fort
Meade, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with posses-
sion of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer without violence and two
traffic violations.
July 14, a residential burglary on Short Street, criminal mis-
chief on South 10th Avenue, and thefts on Carlton Street and East
Main Street were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
July 20, Juvenal Ayala Guadarrama, 21, of 4603 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with no valid license. At the jail, Dep. Todd Southers
detained him on a charge of failure to appear in court.
July 20, criminal mischief on Sellers Street was reported.
July 18, a tag was reported stolen on Lake Branch Road.
July 17, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
July 14, a theft on Fifth Street East was reported.


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