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Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 34
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, July 31, 2008


Fired Director Sues School Board


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An administrator fired by the
School Board last month is now
suing in federal court.
Dick Daggett, a 30-year dis-
trict employee who was director
of transportation at the time of
his dismissal, has named the
School Board of Hardee County
as defendant in a civil action
filed in the U.S. District Court
for the Middle District of
Florida in Tampa.
The lawsuit was served on


school district officials late
Tuesday afternoon.
It alleges Daggett's civil
rights were violated by the
board, and it seeks back pay and
other compensatory damages.
Meanwhile, the district also
learned on Tuesday that the
Division of Administrative
Hearings in Tallahassee has set
a date to hear Daggett's appeal
of the School Board's action of
June 26.
An administrative-law judge,
The Honorable Daniel M.


Kilbride Jr., has been assigned
to the case. Kilbride will come
to Wauchula on Tuesday, Oct. 7,
to hear testimony in the appeal.
The hearing will be held in a
courtroom setting within the
School Board's meeting room at
200 S. Florida Ave. The Board
Room has been reserved for
that purpose from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m.
Daggett explained early
Wednesday morning that the
lawsuit was filed prior to a
hearing and ruling on his appeal


because of the separate issues
involved.
"The administrative hearing
only deals with the job' itself,"
Daggett said. The lawsuit
addresses financial matters.
Daggett noted the School
Board, in a meeting on June 12,
approved his participation in
the state's Deferred Option Re-
tirement Plan. "There's about a
quarter of a million dollars I
would have been able to set
aside over that five-year period,
and now that option is lost to


me."
He cited "that and other mon-
etary damages that cannot be
recovered elsewhere" as his rea-
soning for filing a lawsuit in
federal court while his appeal is
still pending.
Representing Daggett in the
legal action is Robert F. McKee
of the Tampa law firm of Kelly
& McKee.
In the civil action, McKee
asserts that the School Board
"deprived" Daggett of his right
See FIRED 2A


Talks Begin


On


Teacher


Contract

Raises Not At Issue This Year


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Deputy Superintendent Rocky Kitchens (far right) sits alone on the administration's side of the bargaining table as
he talks with Hardee Education Association/United representatives (from left) Keith Krueger, Missy Massey, Selden
Spencer and Gilbert Vasquez.




Final Hearings Set On Mosaic Mining


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A final decision about Mosaic
mining east of the Peace River
is coming close.
Hearings over the next two
Thursday, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14,
may finalize an economic miti-
gation agreement and lead to
approval of the Major Special
Exception, mining application,



WEATHER
DATE HIGH LOW BAa i
07123 79 72 0.50
.07/24 87 72 0.00
07/25 91 71 0.01
07/26 96 70 0.01
07127 95 71 0.02
07/28 95 72 0.10
07/29 94 71 0.00
OTAL. Rainfall to 07129/08 28.36
Same period last year 22.78
Ten Year Average 55.09
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

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



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master mining and reclamation
plan and unit plan to allow
Mosaic to mine 7,756 acres of
its 10,856-acre area called the
South Fort Meade Mine Exten-
sion.
Both hearings will be joint
with the Planning & Zoning
Board and the Hardee County
Commission and will be held at
6 p.m. in commission cham-


bers, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 312 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula.
A decision about the mining
was postponed last month be-
cause the agreement and related
documents were not ready for
review. Although the Planning
and Zoning did not have a quo-
rum, it would have if all infor-
mation had been available.


Chairman Roger Haney was
willing to return from vacation,
if necessary, for the meeting
A key component of the min-
ing plan is economical assur-
ances for the future, when min-
ing meets its sunset years in 25
to 30 years. The two public
hearings noted above will focus
on acceptance of this plan.
See FINAL 8A


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
People trust doctors with their lives.
Literally.
But what if the doctor is wrong?
Hardee County resident Doris
Ahlbrandt, 57, is living with that night-
mare every day.
After having a mammogram and a
checkup with her doctor after redness
appeared on her breast, she was sent
home with a good report. To
Ahlbrandt's much-later surprise, the
test results and the doctors were wrong.
Last October, Ahlbrandt went for a
stress test on her heart. This routine test
resulted in a life-altering discovery that
no one, not even the doctors, expected.
Ahlbrandt was diagnosed with breast
cancer.
At first she was in shock that the
original tests did not detect that large
amount of cancer in her body.
Fearful, but full of faith, Ahlbrandt


decided to undergo surgery in
December to remove the cancer. Now,
halfway finished with chemotherapy,
she believes that she is going to be OK.
"Everything has gone really good.
I'm looking forward to being cancer-
free forever," says Ahlbrandt.
After she finishes the six remaining
weeks of chemotherapy, she will begin
radiation. Later on in the year, she will
have reconstructive surgery by the
chief surgeon of plastic surgeons in
Florida, Dr. Orlando Cicilioni of
Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, who was
featured in "Allure" magazine.
Although the cancer was safely
removed, Ahlbrandt is still astonished
that the cancer was not detected earlier
by the mammogram.
"It is scary to think that women are
walking around unaware that they have
cancer," says Ahlbrandt. Test results
can give a false sense of security, her
See CANCER 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
-With Hardee County District
Schools losing at least $1.8 mil-
lion, in funding for fiscal year
2008-09, the opening day of
annual contract negotiations
with union representatives was
less about money and more
about issues.
Pay raises were not dis-
cussed.
Such was the climate Friday
morning as Deputy Schools
Superintendent Rocky Kitchens
represented the administration
as he met with Hardee Edu-
cation Association/United offi-
cials at the bargaining table.
Seated on the union's side were
President Selden Spencer along
with Keith Krueger, Missy
Massey and Gilbert Vasquez.
A second session has been
scheduled for this coming Mon-
day morning, but a fully com-
pleted contract is not expected
prior to the start of the new aca-
demic year. Teachers will return
to their classrooms on Aug. 11.
Students will follow on Aug.
18.
Still, paychecks should be
fatter.
Though the district budget
will not stretch far enough to
accommodate a negotiated
wage hike, both sides of the.
table are working on a plan to
fund the annual "step" increase.


That new salary schedule
should be ready in time for
Monday's meeting, Kitchens
said.
A "step" increase is an
amount added to an employee's
pay each year in recognition of
the added experience every year
of employment brings. That
experience is rewarded from
years 1-16, then once again at
year 25.
For those workers gaining
years of service, it amounts to a
pay raise, usually of about two
percent.
Kitchens said funding the tra-
ditional steps will cost the dis-
trict roughly $273,000.
Also of financial note to
employees is the fact that the
increase in the district's health-
insurance premium will not
mean any larger deductions
from worker's paychecks.
Kitchens said this week that
he anticipates the salary portion
of contract talks will be settled
by the start of the new school
year. It is the contract language
itself that will require more
lengthy negotiations.
Up for discussion on the
administration's side are a re-
tirement incentive program de-
signed to save the district
money, issues regarding veteran
employees who return to work
after participating in the De-
See TALKS 2A


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Doris Ahlbrandt, owner of Children's World daycare cen-
ter, trusts only God for her health.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, July 31, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN.
Sports Editor o_4.4



115 S. Seventh Ave. t0o J
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY-DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


f DEADLINES:
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LETTERS:
The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public
interest Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
ject to editing.,


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Cell phone use may cause cancer.
So says Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He told his faculty and staff to limit
cell phone use due to early unpublished data.
I agree and have felt this way for some time. It could be many
years before long-term scientific medical data is conclusive.
Other major cancer research institutions have not sounded this
alarm. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the cell phone
risk if there is one is probably very small.
Herberman said children should use cell phones only for emer-
gencies since their brains are still developing, wrote Jennifer Yates
and Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press.

Hardee County has been getting some good rains lately and
water levels are coming up. There is a good flow in Peace River.

Gasoline prices in Hardee had dropped to $3.85 a gallon. This
is better than $3.99.
The U.S. produces about 5 million gallons of oil a day but con-
sumes about 21 million gallons a day, wrote David Blanchard, edi-
tor of Industry Week magazine.
The falling U.S. dollar, high fuel prices and rising labor costs
are causing some manufacturing jobs to come back to America
from overseas, writes Jonathan Katz of the same magazine in the
August 2008 issue.

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7/31/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:50 am
Sets: 8:16 pm
LoD: 13:26:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:47 am
Sets: 7:56 pm
Major Times
11:25 pm-1:25 am
11:51 am-l:51 pm
Minor Times
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8/1/2008
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Sets: 8:16 pm
LoD: 13:25:00
Moon Data
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Minor Times


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8/2/2008
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LoD: 13:24:00
Moon Data
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1:13 am-3:13 am
1:39 pm-3:39 pm
Minor Times
7:56 am-8:56 am
8:21 pm-9:21 pm
Prediction
Best
8/3/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 8:14 pm
LoD: 13:22:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:05 am
Sets: 9:47 pm


Major Times
2:00 am-4:00 am
2:26 pm-4:26 pm
Minor Times
8:43 am-9:43 am
9:08 pm-10:08 pm
Prediction
Best
8/4/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 8:14 pm
LoD: 13:22:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:04 am
Sets: 10:18 pm
Major Times
2:45 am-4:45 am
3:11 pm-5:11 pm
Minor Times
9:28 am-10:28 am
9:53 pm-10:53 pm
Prediction
Best
8/5/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 8:13 pm


LoD: 13:20:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:01 am
Sets: 10:48 pm
Major Times
3:28 am-5:28 am
3:54 pm-5:54 pm
Minor Times
10:11 am-11:11 am
10:36 pm-11:36 pm
Prediction
Better
8/6/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 8:12 pm
LoD: 13:19:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:58 am
Sets: 11:20 pm
Major Times
4:12 am-6:12 am
4:38 pm-6:38 pm
Minor Times
10:55 am-ll:55 am
11:20 pm-12:20 am
Prediction
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experience points out.
Ahlbrandt is not a stranger to battling
disease, as her son, Robert Ahlbrandt,
was diagnosed with a tumor in his
lower back in 2006.
Many people would not be able to
handle the stress and emotional pain
that come with such tribulations.
Ahlbrandt gives all the credit to God.
"If I did not have God in my life, I
would not be able to handle all of this,"
she says.
Although this unexpected cancer has
made a lasting impact on her life,
Ahlbrandt continues to think positively
and optimistically about the situation:


She encourages other women to get
tested for all types of cancer.
"The message I want to send every-
one is that I am living proof that not all
mammograms always work. If a young
woman has breast cancer in her family,
she should definitely go the extra step
and get an MRI and other tests to
detect any form of cancer."
All women need to be tested regular-
ly, she advises. And those with family
'hisgories for certain cancers need to be
doubly sure of their continuing health.

y Only God is infallible, Ahlbrandt
would point out.


FIRED
Continued From 1A


to free speech, in violation of
the First Amendment of the
U.S. Constitution. He alleges
that Daggett's public opinions
of School Board action were "a
substantial motivating factor in
the School Board's decision not
to renew the plaintiffs employ-
ment contract."
Prior to his dismissal, Dag-
gett sat on the district's insur-
ance committee. The district,
self-insured for years, was
experiencing its first year of
medical coverage with a private
insurer, and it was dealing with
the prospect of a premium hike.
Daggett, the lawsuit states,
created an Internet blog "as an
anonymous private citizen of
Hardee County" which was crit-
ical of board action on various
health-insurance issues.
"On or about June 26, the
School Board by a vote of 3-2
determined not to renew the
plaintiffs annual employment
contract, overruling the recom-
mendation of the superinten-
dent of schools," the lawsuit
states.
"The School Board members
who voted not to renew the
plaintiffs employment contract
were aware that the plaintiff
was the author of the blog," it
goes on to assert.
"The plaintiffs actions in
speaking out against the School
Board's plan to change its
health-insurance carrier without
competitive bidding was a sub-
stantial motivating factor in the
School Board's decision not to
renew" Daggett's contract, it
contends.
The lawsuit goes on to assert,


"The matters about which the
plaintiff commented on his blog
were matters of public concern
entitled to protection under the
First Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution."
McKee states in the civil
action that Daggett "has suf-
fered and continues to suffer the
loss of income and the loss of
value of fringe benefits he
would have received from the
School Board has his employ-
ment not been terminated.
"In addition," the lawyer con-
tends, "the plaintiff suffered
embarrassment, mental anguish
and emotional distress attendant
the termination of his employ-
ment after 30 years of service to
the School Board."
McKee goes on to ask the
court for back pay, the value of
the lost fringe benefits, com-
pensatory damages, reinstate-
ment to the former or an equal
position, the costs of the legal
action and the reimbursement
of attorney fees.
Should Daggett not be
returned to his position of direc-
tor of transportation or an equal
position, the lawsuit asks the
court to "award the plaintiff
front pay."
The lawsuit concludes by
asking for a jury trial on all the
issues.
A somewhat similar lawsuit
filed against the school district
a few years ago ended with a
jury award of $79,000 to the
plaintiff. In that case, Kenny
liames, a new administrator
who had served as an assistant
principal at Hardee Junior High
School for two years, was not
recommended for renewal by


Nutrition Notes


Q: Do calcium supplements
cause constipation?
A: In some people, calcium
supplements may have a mild
constipating effect. But the few'
studies that have noted this side


ROADSIDE VENDORS
A story in last week's edi-
tion about County Com-
mission concerns over the
safety of ,perishable foods
sold at roadside stands
referred to unlicensed and
uninspected operations.
Katie Mae's Barbecue,
an established roadside
vendor, is licensed and
posts its license in the front
window of its wagon.
Further, the business is
inspected every three
months.
The Herald-Advocate is
pleased to set the record
straight.

DOG DAYS
A photo on last week's
front page of two dogs
swimming in a pond gave
an incorrect location for
the swimming hole. The
dogs were photographed
at their home on Steve
Roberts Special.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


effect show that it occurs only
in a small minority of supple-
ment users. Some experts sug-
gest that problems occur most
often in people who are also
taking a medication that has a
constipating effect. If you expe-
rience constipation and are rely-
ing on supplements to provide
,the calcium you need, try the
following before you stop tak-
ing your calcium.
First, be sure you're not tak-
ing more than 500 milligrams
of calcium at one time; spread
doses out through the day if you
have higher calcium needs.
Next, follow the advice typical-
ly given to anyone suffering
from constipation: eat more
high-fiber vegetables, fruits,
whole grains and beans; drink
more water; and make sure
you're getting a minimum of 30
minutes of physical activity
each day. If these suggestions
don't resolve the problem,
experiment with other supple-
ment brands, especially those
that contain calcium citrate
instead of the more common
calcium carbonate.



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The Editor
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the superintendent or by the
board.
Iiames alleged he was dis-
missed for speaking critically of
his principal. He prevailed fol-
lowing a trial in federal court.
In this case, Schools Super-
intendent Dennis Jones recom-
mended Daggett's continued
employment. Board members
Jan Platt, Gina Neuhofer and
Tanya Royal rejected that rec-
ommendation.
The dissenting board mem-
, bers gave no reason for termi-
nating Daggett.


CANCER
Continued From 2A


Without that innate sense of human worth, a man cannot
long endure adversity, nor can he long enjoy prosperity.


CLUES ACROSS
1. Capital of Tibet
6. Bum with a hot liquid
11. Not easily arrived at
13. The 6th letter
15. Tinged with a golden color
16. Measure of illumination
(abbr.)
18. The Show Me state
19. Nictated
20. An alternative
21. Bahgdad's nation (alt. sp.)
24. Pigeon sound
25. Classical composer Thomas
Augustine
27. Construct again
28. Autonomic nervous system
29. A flock of quail
30. Divine Egyptian beetle
33. Recorded images


35. Mimicry
36. Vitr : harsh in tone
37. Extensive landed property
38. Relating to the vertebrae
40. Egyptian Sun god /
41. Chicken King
44. Satisfy to excess
45. Cincinnati team
46. Quick swim
47. First Chinese dynasty
48. Trauma center
49. Wolfsbane
53. Overdose
54. Set of data
55. Shape of a witch's hat
56. Canadian province
57. A paramount transgression
61. Regions
62. Bloodsucking worm


CLUES DOWN


1. and behold -
2. A precious metal
3. Pierce with a knife
4. Immaterial part of a person
5. Continent,
6. Tall bearskin hats
7. A company of badgers
8. Felt of fearful wonderment
9. City of Angels
10. Atomic #66
12. Fits into a mortise
13. Arabian cheiftans
14. Weather predictors
16. Calling together
17. Hunts for quarry
22. Changed in form or character
23. Altaics
25. Do away with
26. Light sensitive membranes


31. Mr. Linkletter
32. Tournament round pass
33. Private detectives
34. Jump on one foot
37. Possessed hearing appendages
39. Is ahead of others
41. Youth loved by Aphrodite
42. ___g: inside surface
43. Situated at the top
49. A unit of area (4840 sq.
yards)
50. Formal close (music)
51. Fairy story
52. Otherwise
57. Atomic # 20
58. One of the six noble gases
59. Integrated circuit
60. "Live Free or Die" state


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SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6monihs-S18: I yr.-$31; 2 yrs -$60
Florida
6 months $22: I yr. 41; 2 yrs $79
Out of State
6 months $27; 1 yr. 549- 2 yrs. $95


TALKS
Continued From 1A
ferred Retirement Option Plan,
and clarification of personnel
"reductions" and usage.
The union side of talks.cen-
ters around a salary study and a
possible differentiated pay plan,
professionalism and profession-
al treatment of employees, the
use of personal days before and
after a school .holiday, and
experience "credit" for military
service.
As talks on these issues
began last Friday, Kitchens
opened with a statement thank-
ing each employee of the dis-
trict for "extraordinary effort to
provide quality educational
opportunity for our children."
He recognized the monetary
constraints both sides most deal
with, noting, "Florida's school
districts are facing tough eco-
nomic times with the rising cost
for funding the class-size
amendment, fuel, insurance,
and the reduced funding
because of the property-tax
amendment.
"Yet," he assured union rep-
resentatives, "our superinten-
dent and School Board remain
committed to not only provid-
ing quality education for our
children, but support for our
employees."
Kitchens deemed the dis-
trict's working contract
"strong," and commended the
union for the "cooperation and
collaboration upon which that
contract was built."






July 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Q: Is bison meat more
nutritious than beef?
A: Bison (buffalo) steaks are
promoted as containing "one-
third less fat than beef." But
that comparison tends to be
between lean cuts of bison and
a "composite" of beef cuts,
which include both lean and
not-so-lean beef. When similar
cuts of the two meats are com-
pared, bison comes out only
slightly leaner. Nutritional
analysis of a three-ounce
(cooked) portion of bison top
sirloin shows 5 grams (g) of fat
compared to a similar portion of
beef top sirloin that has 6 g.
Three ounces of bison ribeye
contain 5 g of fat (and 150 calo-
ries) versus 8 g of fat (and 175
calories) for beef ribeye. Of
course, these cuts tend to be
naturally lean cuts of meat.
When it comes to burgers,
remember that ground meat can
vary widely in its fat content.
Although USDA figures for a
bison burger list it with 207
calories and 13 grams of fat,
those calculations are for meat
that is only 84 percent lean.
Some bison burger is 90 to 96
percent lean and substantially
lower in fat than typical ground
beef. (Note that 95 percent lean
ground beef is also available).
In addition to a lower fat con-
tent, bison is further touted as a
healthier choice because it is
grass-fed and raised without
hormones; the health impact of
these differences is still being
evaluated. Last, bison's 30 per-
cent higher iron content com-
I' pared to beef counted as an-
other advantage may be-
come a nutritional disadvantage
if further research supports the
current hypothesis that heme
iron is an important factor in
red meat's link to increased
colon cancer risk.
Q: Are imitation seafood
products good choices?
A: Imitation crab, shrimp
A and other seafood are usually
made from Alaskan pollock, a
whitefish. The skinless, bone-
less fish is ground up, mixed
with binders, salt and other fla-
vors, cooked and then shaped.
This imitation shellfish is an
excellent source of low-fat pro-
tein and is lower in cholesterol
than true shellfish.
A disadvantage is that it can
.contain nearly 7.-P, milligrams
of sodium in a .modest- three-
ounce portion. That's almost a
third of the sodium limit recom-
mended for a whole day and
almost half of the limit recom-
mended for people with sodi-
um-sensitive high blood pres-
sure.
Q: Is there any research to
support claims that chromi-
um supplements may aid
weight loss?
A: Chromium, an essential
mineral found in meats, whole-
grain products and some fruits

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and vegetables, has received
lots of attention from weight-
loss researchers thanks to its
apparent role in carbohydrate,
fat and protein metabolism. But
for several years, the research
has failed to show a weight con-
trol benefit from taking chromi-
um supplements, despite claims
that it can enhance fat loss and
help build lean muscle.
Two recent trials in which
chromium supplements were
compared against inactive
(placebo) pills again showed no
weight loss benefit among those
getting extra chromium. And,
while some studies show small
benefits in blood sugar control
for people with diabetes, the
benefits are inconsistent and do
not seem related to weight con-
trol. While chromium itself may
not increase weight loss, choos-
ing chromium-rich foods like
whole grains and broccoli, will
provide additional dietary fiber
- a strategy that has been shown
to help with weight control.

Q: Are hot pretzels a nutri-
tious snack?
A: The fat content of hot
pretzels is usually fairly low -
from 0 to 5 grams for most vari-
eties. However, a typical large
hot pretzel might contain from
about 300 to nearly 500 calories


The good news is that nearly
70 percent of boomer women
are talking with their parents
about how they will live inde-
pendently as they get older; the
bad news is only 40 percent of
families are actually planning
for it.
A recent AARP study focused
on women and their role as
caregivers, especially as it
relates to their relationship with
aging parents. That's because
women play an instrumental
role in family caregiving deci-
sions, and boomer women con-
tribute significantly to the care
of family and friends.
The typical caregiver is a
woman, 46 years old, juggling
family, work and caregiving.
An AARP study shows that an
overwhelming 68 percent of
boomer women think their par-
ents are financially prepared for
any assistance they may need.
Past research by AARP shows
that people often underestimate
the costs of long-term care and
often think they are covered by
Medicare when generally that is
not the case.
"The vacuum of knowledge
around this topic is dangerous,"
says Jennie Chin Hansen,
AARP Board Member. "It's
dangerous for aging parents
who may be forced into a situa-


Nutrition Notes


tion they don't want, and it's
dangerous for their adult chil-
dren who may not have the
resources to care for their par-
ents. The key is to plan early."
Planning Ahead
Perhaps the most important
thing for adult children and
their parents to realize is that
it's up to them to plan for the
future they want. It starts by
brainstorming and doing re-
search about what resources
exist to help people age with
dignity.
What comes next should be a
family conversation, with all
parties discussing their needs,
abilities and willingness to
compromise. In addition,
important documents wills,
insurance information, safety-
deposit box and bank, account
numbers should be gathered
in a. safe place, where family
members can access them as
part of the decision-making
process.
Unfortunately, decisions
about long-term care are usual-
ly made during a health crisis
and with no plan in place. Make
sure that you have a plan and
that your family is aware of
your preferences. "Someone
will decide where you spend the
rest of your life," concludes
Hansen. "Make sure it's you."


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I've learned that all a person has in life
is family and friends.
If you lose those, you have nothing,
so family and friends are to be treasured


Married to my High School Sweetheart, Michelle, for
19 years. She has always been my best friend.

SMichelle teaches first grade at Wauchula Elementray
School. Every day I have the opportunity to see
what it takes to be a good teacher.

^ We have two sons; Cory is a 2007 graduate of Hardee
High School and Zack will be a Junior in the fall. We are
proud of all the school system has done for our children.

1 I remember one of my teachers telling me to always
"Learn something new every day;"
As I have followed that advice all my life, I am now ready
to accept the challenges of serving our school system.


I have proven myself in the past,
Let me earn your trust now.

Vote for Charles Crutchfield on August 26.
Thank you.

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might want to consider a spread
with added water and a lower
fat content. Note, however, that
products extra low in fat usual-
ly won't work for baking.
Margarines and spreads can
also vary in terms of fortifica-
tion, with some manufacturers


- as much as many "diet"
frozen meals. They can also
supply as much carbohydrate as
four or five slices of bread.
Some vendors offer two differ-
ent sizes and most of us would
do best to choose the smaller'
version or split one with a com-
panion. You might also consid-
er whole-wheat pretzels, if
they're available, for substan-
tially higher fiber content and
more nutrients.
Sodium content is another
concern, so check the nutrition
information if it's available.
Some brands have about 400
milligrams (mg) of sodium
each, but others range from 800
to 2000 mg. Current recom-
mendations suggest limiting the
entire day's sodium level to no
more than 2300 mg. Unsalted
versions are a better choice, but
even these may contain well
over 500 mg of sodium.
Q: With all the margarine
choices today, how can I tell
which is best?
A: The primary nutritional
advantage of margarine over
butter is its far lower saturated
fat content. Savvy shoppers
should start by comparing mar-
garine labels to find those prod-
ucts with the lowest total value
of saturated fat plus trans fat.
Tub and liquid products tend to
be lowest in trans fat. If you pri-
marily use margarine as a
spread and are looking for ways
to cut back on calories, you


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omega-3 fats.
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specifics of your choice beyond
the basics of calories, saturated
fat and trans fat will probably
not make a major health.diffet-
ence. So choose a *product
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best among the healthiest ch(i,--
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MYRTICE CHANEY
Myrtice Chaney, 95, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
July 24, 2008, at Tampa
General Hospital.
Born in Sweetwater on
July 15, .1913, she was a
homemaker. She was a char-
ter member of Northside
Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son,
Thomas Ronald Chaney of
Wauchula; two brothers, Her-
man Boyette of Bowling
Green and Howard Boyette
of Clewiston; six grandchil-
dren, Barbara Redding, Mari-
lyn Hancock and Carolyn
Flood, all of Fort Meade,
Terry Chaney and Tim
Chaney, both of Wauchula,
and Randy Mailey of Texas;
eight great-grandchildren;
four great-great-grandchil-
dren; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at North-
side Baptist Church, where
services were held at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. James Bland
and Pastor Mitch Landress
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.

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GREGG
WHITE
Gregg Matthew White, 48,
of Wauchula, died July 21,
2008.
He was born Nov. 28,
S1959, in Ipswich, Mass., and
was a resident of Hardee
County for the past 24 years,
coming from Knoxville,
Tenn. Gregg was a father,
educator, coach and a friend.
He graduated from Carson
Newman College in Jefferson
City, Tenn.
He taught at Zolfo Springs
Elementary School from
1984-1986, moving to
Hardee Junior High as an
industrial arts teacher in
1986, later moving to the sci-
ence department.
In 1998, he became the
junior high dean of students.
He was the head football
coach, and coached boys
weightlifting and girls vol-
leyball. He also owned a
landscaping business. He was
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Waucbula, Wau-
chula Lodge #17 F&AM,
Shriner's Egypt Temple of
Tampa, the Highlands Shrine
Club, Hardee County Gang
Task Force and Operation
Safe Neighborhood, and was
a civilian advisor for the
Wauchula Police Depart-
ment.
He is survived by three
daughters, Kailah, Karley,
and Madison White, all of
Wauchula; his mother, Mari-
lyn White of Hampton, N.H.,
seven brothers and sisters,
Joan White of Salisbury,
Mass, Bruce White and wife
Gail of New Durham, N.H.,
Scott White of Dallas, Texas,
Gayle White of Hampton,
N.H., George White and wife
Cindy of Gilbert, Ariz., and
Thomas and wife Wendy of
Tomball, Texas.
Memorial services were


- Obituaries


REV. PINKNEY THOMAS
'P.T.' HOLLAND JR.
Rev. Pinkney Thomas "P.T."
Holland Jr., 80, died Tuesday,
July 22, 2008, in Sarasota.
Born in Wauchula, on Dec.
30, 1927, he had lived in
Arcadia since 1966, moving
there from Dade City. He was
an insurance agent for Inde-
pendent Life Insurance and
retired from the state Depart-
ment of Transportation as a
foreman.
He was a member of Arcadia
Church of God and was an
ordained minister. He alsb
served as a pastor at Arcadia
Assembly of God for several
years.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth
Holland on May 23, 2003.
Survivors include two sons,
Samuel and wife Ronda Hol-
land of Valrico, and Benjamin
Holland and wife Tina of
Arcadia; three daughters,
Elaine Salinda and Janet
Holland Tew, both of Arcadia,
and Glenda Lynn Lowe and
husband Steve of Seffner; 18
grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was held Thurs-
day, July 24, at the funeral
home. Funeral services were
held Friday with Dr. Norman
Holland of Lakeland, the Rev.
Barry Taylor, and the Rev.
Samuel Holland officiating. He
was buried at Joshua Creek
Cemetery in Arcadia.
Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home
Arcadia


CLEO MAYES HELMS
Cleo Mayes Helms, 66, of
Fort Meade, died Sunday, July
27, 2008, at her residence in
Fort Meade.
Born April 2, 1942, in
Bartow, she worked for the Polk
County School System for 18
years as a school bus driver.
She was preceded in death by
her daughter Patricia Ann Hill.
She is survived by her hus-
band Wyman Helms of Fort
Meade; three daughters, Tricia
Riddley of Fort Meade, Honi
Helms of Frostproof and
Kristyna Helms of Fort Meade;
one brother, Jim McKinnish of
Fort Meade; and two grandchil-
dren, Tony Saucedo and Aut-
umn Riddley.
Visitation was from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday, July 30.
Funeral services are at the
funeral home today (Thursday)
at 10 a.m. Interment will be at
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



EMMY LOU SMITH
Emmy Lou Smith, 47 of Fort
Meade, died Wednesday, July
23, 2008, in Bartow.
Born on March 19, 1961 in
Bartow, she was a member of
First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her father William Reuben
Smith.
She is survived by her moth-
er Marcella Smith of Fort
Meade; and five sisters, Ann
Jones, Kathy Hollis, Jane
Thompson and Margaret Jane
Thompson, all of Fort Meade
and Cindy Long of Brooksville;
and several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, July 25. Funeral ser-
vices were at First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade at 2 p.m.
Saturday with the Rev. Kenny
Slay officiating. Interment was
at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


GREGG WHITE
Gregg Matthew White, 48, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
July 21, 2008.
Born Nov. 28, 1959, in Ips-
wich, Mass., he had been a res-
ident of Hardee County for the
past 24 years, coming from
Knoxville, Tenn.
A graduate of Carson New-
man'College in Jefferson City,
Tenn., he was an educator and
coach. He taught at Zolfo
Springs Elementary and Hardee
Junior High schools and was
also dean of students. He was
junior high head football coach
and had coached boys' weight-
lifting and girls' volleyball. He
owned a landscaping business.
He was a member of First
Baptist Church of Wauchula,
Wauchula Masons Lodge #17,
Shriner's Egypt Temple of
Tampa, Highlands Shrine Club,
Hardee County Gang Task
Force and Operation Safe
Neighborhood.
Survivors include daughters
Kailah White, Karley White
and Madison White, all of Wau-
chula; mother Marilyn White of
Hampton, N.H., four brothers
Bruce White and wife Gail of
New Durham, N.H., Scott
White. of Dallas, Texas,
George White and wife Cindy
of Gilbert, Ariz., and Thomas
White and wife Wendy of
Tomball, Texas; three sisters
Joan White of Salisbury, Mass.,
Gayle White of Hampton, N.
H., and Donna LoConte and
husband John of Farmington,
N.H.
Family and friends gathered
from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula where a memorial service
was held at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Ken Smith officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula
LULA B. AKINS
Lula B. Akins, 88, of Fort
Meade, died on Monday, July
28, 2008, at Palm Garden of
Sun City Center.
Born May 6, 1920, in
Leesburg, Ga., she was a long-
time Fort Meade resident. She
was a cosmetologist and, with
her husband Charles, owned
several H&R Block offices in
Fort Meade, Wauchula and
Ruskin. She was a 1941 gradu-
ate of Hardee High School, and
she was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade,
where she was a Sunday School
teacher for nearly 40 years.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Charles Akins.
She is survived by two sons,
Charles Akins and wife Lisette
of Tampa, and Mike Akins and
wife Nancy of Ruskin; two
daughters, Betty Ringdahl and
husband Harold of Ruskin, and
Cathy Akins of Lakeland; two
grandchildren, Stephanie Hoff-
man and Amanda White; and
two great-grandchildren, Isa-
bella White and Elizabeth
White.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home, where services
will be held at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Kenny Slay officiating.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

WINNIE M. DUNCAN
Winnie M. Duncan, 79, of
Arcadia, died on Sunday, July
27, 2008, at home.
She has been a resident of
Arcadia since 1963. She was a
rancher and a writer.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Arcadia.
Robarts Funeral Home
Arcadia


JOE L. SMITH
Joe L. Smith, 68, of Fisk,
Mo., formerly of Dexter and
Poplar Bluff, Mo., died on
Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at
'Poplar bl31uff Regional Medical
Center.
Born Aug. 3, 1939, in Camp-
bell, Mo., he was a truck driver
for Eubanks Trucking. He was a
member of Mt. Calvary Power-
house in Poplar Bluff.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Herschel and
Lucille. Rulo Smith; and two
sisters, Wanda Smith and
Nonne Smith.
Survivors include his wife
Virginia Jones, whom he mar-
'ried on Nov. 5, 1960; six daugh-
ters, Sandy Johnson and friend
Bob McCoige of Walkerton,
Ind., Tammy Nelson of Noca-
tee, Rhonda Smith of Wau-
chula, Tina Souther and hus-
band Tom of Wauchula, Mindy
Smith of Wauchula, Nichole
Nelson and fiance Geremy
McElaney of Wauchula and
Debra Nelson of Wauchula; two
sons, Charlie Smith of Jefferson
. City, Mo., and Chuck Nelson
and wife Jennifer of Dexter,
Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, July
21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
funeral home, where services
were held at 2 p.m. Interment
was in Rombauer Cemetery.
Fowler-Sullivan Funeral
Home Inc.
Poplar Bluff, Mo.


MYRTICE CHANEY
Myrtice Chaney, 95, of Wau-
chula, died on Thursday, July
24, 2008, at Tampa General
Hospital.
Born in Sweetwater on July
15, 1913, she was a homemak-
er. She was a charter member of
Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son,
Thomas Ronald Chaney of
Wauchula; two brothers, Her-
man Boyette of Bowling Green
and Howard Boyette of Clewis-
ton; six grandchildren, Barbara
Redding, Marilyn Hancock and
Carolyn Flood, all of Fort
Meade, Terry Chaney and Tim
Chaney, both of Wauchula, and
Randy Mailey of Texas; eight
great-grandchildren; four great-
great-grandchildren; and num-
erous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday from
10 to 11 a.m. at Northside
Baptist Church, where services
were held at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. James Bland and Pastor
Mitch Landress officiating.
Interment followed at Wauchula
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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TEACH SPEECH In an elementary-school classroom,
visitors can almost always hear a child who has difficulty pro-
nouncing words or who has a stuttering problem. Most grownups
just smile and suppose that it is a phase that will pass.
Many adults are unaware that such childhood difficulties can
last a lifetime, and must be treated with intensive speech and lan-
guage therapy.
J. Oliver Speech Pathology, the only pediatric therapy business
in Hardee County, plans to provide a fun learning environment for
children who struggle with communication. Joyce Oliver-Fulse is
the owner of the company and is a registered speech pathologist. -
Fulse has worked with all ages, including the elderly, for 28
years. But her true passion is for children.
"I enjoy everything about my job. I mostly like working with
parents and children; that is where I've focused my attention," says
Fulse.
J. Oliver Speech Pathology offers its services to those from 0
to 21 years old.
To enroll in the speech program, you must either have a refer-
ral or prescription from a doctor. Still, parents are welcome to just
bring in their child. "Usually a parent is just concerned and will
bring in their child on their own," says Fulse.
So, how does a parent know if and when to send a child in for
cognitive therapy? What are the signs of a disability in a child's
speech?
A child needs therapy if he has communication deficits that
bring notice to the speech. Most children will have problems with
vocabulary, articulation to produce a certain sound, or problems
with ears, nose or throat.







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PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
J. Oliver Speech Pathology staff members (from left) Aloa
Lopez, Maria Espinoza, Mary Villarreal, Joyce Oliver-
Fulse, Amy Rutledge and Dusty Mendoza work hard to
provide a fun learning environment.
J. Oliver Speech Pathology also helps babies with difficulties
swallowing or eating. Babies will sometimes have these problems
because of lack of nutrition.
To solve this problem, babies must be put through intensive
oral motor and feeding therapy. Parents will also have to undergo
some therapy as the staff of J. Oliver Speech Pathology trains them
to help their baby eat by mouth.
J. Oliver Speech Pathology offers many different programs
and solutions to solving a child's deficit. "Fast ForWord" is one of
the main programs in use.
Fast ForWord focuses on memory, attention, processing rate
and sequencing. Students will spend 40-60 minutes closely super-
vised on a computer every day, practicing their language skills.
After the children work hard throughout the week, they are
treated to a fun day on Friday. The points they received during the
week for good behavior and Fast ForWord completion can be used
for these activities.
"We have water games and other activities on Fridays to help
encourage the students in their progress," says Fulse.
The students at J. Oliver Speech Pathology go through a five-
day intensive morning or afternoon session, with a total of eight
children in each session. J. Oliver Speech opens at 8 a.m. and clos-
es at 6 p.m., for the convenience of working parents.
The staff of eight includes an administrative staff and a thera-
py staff. Therapists include Fulse and Chrissy Pettrick, who works
after school and during the summer.
Parents are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming fall class-
es. Younger students will begin their session at 2:30 and end at 5,
while high-school students are set from 3:30 to 5.
J. Oliver Speech Pathology accepts payments through insur-
ance, private pay or Medicaid. For more information or to sched-
ule an appointment for your child, call 375-9996.

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Tips To Help Prevent Identity Theft


According to a Gartner study
done in coordination with the
Identity Theft Resource Center,
approximately 15 million
Americans, were victims of
identity theft in 2006. As a
result, a number of states have
been working to pass legislation
to protect consumers from iden-
tity tlheft-making it legal to
place fraud alerts/security
freezes on 'credit accounts.
Although legislation alone isn't
enough to protect people from
identity theft, it's a step in the
right direction.
Meanwhile, to minimize the
risk of becoming a victim of
identity theft, the experts at
Europ Assistance USA urge
consumers to be very careful
with their personal information
and offer these top tips:
1.) Buy a shredder. Dispose
of your trash by shredding
statements, bills, and any
papers with personal informa-
tion.


2.) Lock your safe. Protect
your personal information at
home, Social Security cards,
birth certificates and passports
by securing them.
3.) Use anti-virus software.
Firewalls and anti-virus soft-
ware protect your computer
from harm, such as e-mails con-
taining software that secretly
track your activities online.
4. Avoid attachments and
pop-ups. E-mail messages that
ask for personal information
should be avoided and deleted.
Do not click on the links or
reply.
5. Clean out your wallet.
Carry only one or two credit
cards with you and never carry
your Social Security card. Only
carry necessary identification.
6.) Check statements regu-
larly. Review your bank and
credit card statements monthly
for signs of suspicious activity.
7.) Order your credit report.
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Attended all local board meetings and affiliated events
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A man gave me a watch that
had an attractive face and a
beautiful case, but it stopped
running.
The jeweler examined it,
and shaking his head, said,
"It's cheap."
"But it's a beauty," I
protested.
"Yes," he admitted, "but in
watches and men, it's the
inside that counts."
Your words may be win-
some; your countenance, cap-
tivating; and your dress,
delightful. But what's inside.
Sooner or later, what's on
the inside will show on the
outside.
Speech, stance and a smile
don't reveal a Christian. But a
heart of faith, love and purity
does.
"Man looks on the outward
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For those who want to con-
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an account has been set up
at Wauchula State Bank for
Kailah, 13, Karley, 10 and
Madison, 5.
Contributions can be sent
to Acct. No. 908804340 for
the girls. For those wanting
to make electronic deposits,
the ADA routing number is
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THURSDAY, JULY 31
&/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
MONDAY, AUG. 4
mvWauchula City Com-
mission, planning session,
City Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.
THURSAY, AUG. 7
VHardee County Com-
mission and Planning &
Zoning Board, joint meeting-
public hearing on Mosaic
mining and Economic
Development Agreement,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.


Graffiti Topic On Aug. 7


copy every 12 months. Check it
for accuracy.
8.) Change passwords. Avoid
passwords such as the last four
digits of your SSN, your birth
date or your mother's maiden
name. If one of these is request-
ed, use a password instead.
9.) Limit use of your SSN.
Remove it from checks, drivers
license and health insurance
cards. If requested, the DMV
and insurance company will
provide a new number.
10.) Avoid the phone. Never
give out personal information
unless you know who you're
dealing with. Opt out of unso-
licited calls for free at
www.donotcall.gov/register/Re
g.aspx.
"As identity thieves continue
to pervade our lives and ravage
our personal information," says
Guillaume Deybach, president
and CEO of Europ Assistance
USA, "we need to make sure all
our bases are covered."


"y SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
ror The Herald-Advocate
Driving down the streets of
Wauchula, one can see an in-
crease in graffiti that is being
plastered on walls.
It is becoming more common
to flip through the newspaper
and see faces of young people
being put behind bars for van-
dalism and gang-related crimes.
The Hardee County Youth
Coalition is stepping up to take
on these problems and turn
them into positive attributes for
the county.
Next Thursday, Aug. 7, at
3:30 p.m. at the School Board
Training Center, HCYC will
welcome Maj. Frank Gargett,
the superintendent of Manatee
Regional Detention Center, to
speak about graffiti and crime
prevention.
Gargett's areas of expertise
are dealing with troubled youth
in both detention and residential
placement settings; dealing
with gang involved youth and
graffiti removal; and establish-
ing community partnerships
with local law enforcement,


county government agencies,
community partners and faith
based groups.
Not only is HCYC anticipat-
ing Gargett's presence during
next week's meeting, but it
would also like to encourage
everyone from the community
to come and learn how to better
this county. Political candidates
are especially urged to come to
show their support for HCYC
and the youth.
"Candidates are encouraged
to come speak about the issues
we are facing. We want to make
sure our community leadership
is behind what we are focused
on. It is going to be difficult to
fight all this stuff without their
support," says HCYC Chair-
person Dawn Atkinson-Jones.
One of the main focuses for
this meeting is to bring youth
into the Youth Coalition. Al-
though it is important to have a
strong leadership foundation,
HCYC is hoping to have more
youth become involved with its
prevention efforts.
"We don't just want adults to
be apart of this, we want youth


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With 72.7% receiving a diploma, the other 27.3% translates to
93 of our students who began their freshman year
in 2003-2004, but did not graduate last year!

Over the last 10 years, that's almost 1,000 of our
Hardee County kids who did not graduate.

I MAINTAIN THAT THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

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who have been in these situa-
tions. Kids that are in gangs or
are former gang members are
encouraged to come to .the
meeting and have a question
and answer session with all the
law enforcement, candidates,
and community to figure out a
way to solve these problems,"
says Atkinson-Jones.
Since the Coalition first
formed, it has proven to 1e an
organization with a heart for the
youth and the hope for a better
tomorrow. The people and lead-
ers of this community can join
together to fight the crime rates
and vandalism that continues to
recur, make Hardee a safer
place, and provide the youth
with different outlets to express
their creativity.
"It's hard for me as a single
mother to watch the things in
the community progressively
get worse. All the goals we have
are prevention so we don't have
to fix an even bigger program
later on down the road. It's bet-
ter to solve the issue before it
becomes unstoppable," says
Atkinson-Jones.

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Gregg White Was The 'Original Energizer Bunny' In 'God's Gang'


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
About 1,000 people paid trib-
ute to Gregg Matthew White
Saturday in a memorial service
at the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
The popular Hardee Junior
High dean and junior high head
football coach lost his life July
21 when his Harley Davidson
motorcycle was struck by a
pickup truck on Hwy. 62 in
Manatee County. The father of
three daughters was 48. White
was born in 1959 in Ipswich, White
Mass., and played college foot-
ball at Carson Newman in Hardee County education,
Tennessee. White operated a lawn mowing
White came from a large and landscaping service. When
family which included a twin riding in his truck and on his
brother named George. lawnmower, White wore a ban-
First Baptist pastor Ken dana and "was in God's gang,"
Smith said White "impacted our said his pastor. "Gregg was a
community a great deal. Rev. friend, a fellow worker and a
White said people from all comrade. He had a love for
races and denominations liked kids, education and football."
White and were in attendance at When moving to Hardee
his memorial service. County as a young man White
In addition to his jobs in taught at Zolfo Elementary


White's second job behind education was a lawn care
service. His truck and trailer were parked in front of the
church at his memorial service.


School and later coached girls'
volleyball, weightlifting arc
football. He was a varsity foot-
ball assistant coach for years.
Former Hardee Superinten
dent of Schools John Terrell
paid tribute to White and said
he had a positive wholesome
attitude, a propensity for hard
work, and compassion for oth-
ers.
"Gregg could look through
the rubble and dark clouds and
see something positive. As a
worker, he was the original
energizer rabbit. He had a gen-
uine concern for all people and
had more friends than anybody
I know. He was a loyal friend to
anybody."
Terrell said White often
mowed someone's yard as a
service, including James
Timmons' yard when the family
lost a son. "He mowed a lot of
yards for free. He was always
doing something for people. He
put in a window air conditioner
for Dan Davis."
Terrell said White could have
been a potential professional
actor referring to a skit where
he dressed as a cow and chased
a chicken character in a spoof
about Chick-fil-A and its "Eat
More Chickin" ad campaign.
White was a big strong man
physically, said Ten-rrell, adding
"education lost a true soldier.
We will miss him in public edu-
cation. He genuinely cared
about people."
Terrell said White loved to
coach football but that his three
daughters were his "top priority.
He was .a good, fair and firm
disciplinarian and genuinely
cared about his players."
Terrell allowed the contin-
gent of football players to


Small bandanas were tied to
repeat White's top three priori-
ties he told the youngsters re-
peatedly: "God, family,
school."
Millie Bolin sang "Amazing
Grace."
His pastor Ken Smith said
"his death impacts us all. He
was a serving man and loved
Carson Newman Eagle football.
He played on some champi-
onship teams.
"No man is an island. It ain't
over when the fat lady sings.
Acceptance of Jesus as savior
gives eternal life. God is where


White's riding mower after the service.


he has been since Jesus hung on
the cross."
Smith said the Bible says
those who accept Jesus "will
dwell in the house of the Lord
forever. Today is a celebration
of life. Gregg finished the race
and is enjoying his rewards in
Heaven."
Rev. Smith said coaches have
a big impact on kids lives. Why
did White like the junior high
age? "Because those kids are
making life-impacting deci-
sions and they need guidance in
making the right decisions."


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY


Smith said White would want
people to be better coaches, to
care for your kids and keep the
right priorities in life. "Every
day is a gift, and cherish every
moment.
"Gregg was ready to die, as
short as his life was. Satan does
not want you to live a victorious
life. His first lie in the Garden
of Eden was that you will never
die. Everyone here will die."
The crowd, one of the largest
in the church's history, conclud-
ed the service by singing
"Victory In Jesus."


The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 declared slaves free in the Confederate states
still in rebellion. It wasn't until the ratification of the 13th amendment in December of
1865 that slavery was entirely abolished throughout the United States.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-18B

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-18B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day
of August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-18B

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 2.430 ACRES LOCATED AT SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA,
DESIGNATED AS THE "PEGGY MURPHY PROPERTY", FROM COUNTY
"FR FARM RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "C-1 COMMERCIAL'; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE

LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #08-08-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "Town Center" to City "Commercial" on the
"Murphy/Hanchey/Ward Property" consisting of approximately 1.197
acres
A pubUc hearing will be held on the 11th day of August 2008, at 6:00 PM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-19A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-07-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 RM.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.

s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Four Easy Steps To McClellan

Reduce Indoor Air Pollution Wins 2nd In


Many people drink purified
water and use hand sanitizers
for added protection against dirt
and germs'...but did you know
you should also be purifying
your indoor air? On average,
people spend 90 percent of their
time indoors. That's 21 hours a
day in homes, offices or class-
rooms. Even in the cleanest
home, indoor air can be five to
100 times more polluted than
the air outdoors, according to
the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency (EPA).
We're familiar with the dan-
gers of secondhand smoke;
however, other microscopic
pollutants such as dust, mold
spores and pet dander can also
pose health concerns.
The EPA states that particles
smaller than 10 microns can
pass through the nose and throat
and go directly into the lungs.
Children, the elderly and sensi-
tive adults can be particularly
susceptible to these microscop-
ic pollutants.
Fortunately, there are four
easy steps you can take to help
protect yourself and your fami-
ly from invisible indoor air dan-
gers:
First, clean your air. Use a
portable air purifier in rooms
where you spend the most time,
such as the bedroom, home
office and living areas (family
room, living room or den).
Portable air purifiers help circu-
late the air in your room, usual-
ly several times per hour, help-
ing to reduce stuffy, stale air.
Effective air purifiers, such as
Honeywell air purifiers, can
capture up to 99 percent or
more of airborne pollutants,


such as dust, pollen, pet dander
and smoke, that pass through
their filters. Some air purifiers
are even effective at fighting
germs such as bacteria, viruses,
mold spores and fungi.
Leading respiratory specialist
Dr. Neil Schachter says, "There
are a number of easy steps con-
sumers can take to improve
their indoor air quality. I recom-
mend using a portable air-
cleaning unit that contains a
high-efficiency particulate air
or HEPA filter." Be aware that
not all air purifiers are created
equal. Check out www.cadr.org
for a list of air purifier perfor-
mance ratings and ozone com-
pliance.
Second, remove or control
the source of indoor air prob-
lems. Regular surface cleaning
helps remove particles from
floors, blinds, drapes and deco-
rative items so they don't
become airborne again. Keep
vacuum cleaner canisters
cleaned out or replace bags fre-
quently. Bathe pets regularly to
reduce dander. Remove mold
from shower curtains or in
damp basements to reduce mold
spores.
Third, inspect appliances.
Have your gas or oil company
regularly inspect your furnace,
gas water heater, range and gas
clothes dryer for any leaks.
Install carbon monoxide detec-
tors throughout your home.
* Fourth, ventilate. When
weather permits, open windows
and doors to let fresh air in and
allow it to circulate.
More tips on improving indoor
air quality and getting fresher,
cleaner air are at www.honey-
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Nationals
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School
Class of 2008 graduate Zakk
McClellan proudly represented
Hardee County in the National
Tournament of Excellence in
Orlando recently as the Florida
team took second place.
McClellan had always played
a vital role in the success and
leadership of the Academic
Team at Hardee Senior High
School.
This past May, for instance,
the A-Team ventured off to Chi-
cago for the Academic Team
Championships, where McClel-
lan placed 113th out of 1,000
participants.
And he was chosen to be one
of six members of the Florida
team for the national competi-
tion, held last month in Or-
lando. He once again represent-
ed Hardee County well, as he
and his team placed second in
the National Tournament of
Excellence at the Contemporary
Resort Hotel at Walt Disney
World.
The National Tournament of
Excellence, formerly known as
the Panasonic Academic Chal-
lenge, was established in 1988.
Since then, it has been bringing
together varied scholars to com-
pete in the highly academic
national high school competi-
tion.
From June 5-10, McClellan
and his teammates worked
together to answer questions in
such areas as mathematics, sci-
ence, language arts, social stud-
ies, the fine arts, world lan-!
guages (French and Spanish)
and technology.
Team Florida, which compet-
ed against South Carolina,
Illinois, Kentucky, California
and Tennessee, lost by only one
point to Team Illinois.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-19B
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-19B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day
of August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-19B
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 1.197 ACRES LOCATED AT 1070 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE,
WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE "MURPHY/HANCHEY/WARD PROP-
ERTY", FROM COUNTY "FR FARM RESIDENTIAl" TO CITY "C-1 COM-
MERCIAL'; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommO-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


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

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City of Wauchula
Zoning Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-19B Exhibit "A"


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COMMITTED
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Pd. Pol. Adv, Paid for by David D. Durastanti Campaign Account, Approved by David D. Duraslanti, Republican, Chet Huddleston, Campaign Treasurer
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I have been devoted to the education ot Hardee County's students for
over 23 years. As a former teacher, counselor and now, an administrator, I
understand that all sides face challenges. As an educator, I advocate our
board to be educated and take advantage of opportunities such as the
workshops and conferences offered through the Florida Association of
School Boards. Because of my experience, I will bring a unique perspec-
tive as well as proactive attitude to the school board and I ask that you
consider me when you vote.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
1 he City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #08-10-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "Town Center" to City "Commercial" on the "Boyett
Property" consisting of approximately .435 acres
A public hearing will be held on the 11th day of August 2008, at 6:00 ,M., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-21 A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-07-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 RM.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.

s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
"City of Wauchula N
Future Land Use Map Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-21a Exhibit "A"
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There is good news for par-
ents who .want to help their
child become a better reader. By
taking a few simple steps, par-
ents can put their child oh the
path to reading success.
According to Dr. Mary
Mokris, reading specialist for
Kumon Math and Reading
Centers, "Parents need to set an
example by showing children
how we use reading in our
everyday lives." The Alliance
for Excellent Education reports
that students who read below
grade level are twice as likely to
drop out of school than those
who can read at grade level.
Dr. Mokris offers these tips:
Make reading a family
activity. Start by joining your
local library, making weekly
visits and inquiring about story-
time activities. At home, set
aside time to read as a family at
least once .a week. Talk with
your children about their books
so that they will see that you are
interested. Help younger chil-
dren write their own story to


read to the family. In addition to
subscribing to your local paper,
subscribe to magazines that
cover their interests.
Make your home reading
ready. Create a reading area in
your house that has comfortable
furniture, good lighting and,
most importantly, books. Stock
this area with books that your
children will enjoy, such as
how-to books, mysteries, come-
dies, reference books or even
fairy tales. Reading is easy
when the materials are immedi-
ately available.
Do it together. In addition
to reading as a family, invite
your children to read with you.
For beginning readers, show
them how to use reading in our
everyday situations by asking
them to help you read a cooking
recipe, street signs, or the syn-
opsis of a DVD.
Help your older children get
involved in current events by
discussing a newspaper article
with them or having them sum-
marize an interesting article.


Reunited
On October 3rd, three years ago,
A brave man left this place.
My Grandpa, the hero,
Got to meet Jesus face to face.

I'm sure he was so happy
To enter those heavenly gates,
But back on earth,
He left his princess, his soul mate.

For nearly three years,
She held on as much as she could.
She looked back and saw
Her life had truly been good.

She busied herself like always
With helping and hard work.
She took organ lessons with pride,
And she always loved a good book.

She volunteered at the Help Center
And made Sunday School part of her routine.
She kept her yard manicured,
Her house always spotless and clean.

But May 18th came,
And she could hold on no longer.
She had used all her strength,
And she couldn't have been stronger..

At nearly 4 a.m. that morning,
I cried, mourning the loss of her life.
Then, it hit me:
Grandpa was reunited with his long-lost wife.

I can see him standing there,
Smiling as Jesus led her in.
I'm sure he ran and picked her up
Twirling her like they were young again.

I'm sure they laughed and danced
The whole day long,
Basking in God's presence,
Listening to angels sing a song.

I can see Jesus' face
Watching them together again,
Glad to reunite a perfect couple,
This time together forever, no end.

May 18th has been really hard on us.
We'll all miss Granny's sweet potato souffle.
But may we remember,
She got to embrace two heroes that day.

Jesus the lover of her soul,
Grandpa the love of her life,
They both took her by the hand,
And led her into paradise.

Micah Bumby
Wauchula
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FINAL
Continued From 1A
Economic Development Di-
rector Bill Lambert has been
working with Mosaic to com-
plete the agreement. "The
Development Order hearing for
South Fort Meade-Hardee
County Mine will resume on
Aug. 7. It is anticipated to con-
tain a Development Agreement
created by Florida Statute
Chapter 163," said a joint press
release issued late Tuesday.
It notes Hardee County has
been designated a "Rural Area
of Critical Economic Concern,"
by the state. 'The primary focus
is on the future economy of
Hardee County, with special
consideration given to the
County government, private
property rights as they relate to
Mosaic, and local economic
needs that will contribute to
regional economic and environ-
mental improvements.
"The stewardship for the
options contained in the agree-
ment range from specific pro-
jects in/for Hardee County,
including economic diversity.
on the un-mined or post-mining
scenario, especially Mosaic
properties, to integration of
regional interests such as eco-
tourism, water resource devel-
opment and alternative energy
research.
"Mosaic and the County
through its subordinate and
adjunct agencies of the Eco-
nomic Development Council,
Chamber of Commerce and
Industrial Development Author-
ity are expected to jointly de-
velop performance and moni-
toring criteria with annual
reports to the Hardee County
Board of County Commission-
ers,' concluded the press re-
lease.
A recent legal notice by the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection of its "Notice
of Approval of Conceptual Rec-
lamation Plan," outlines the
reclamation plan.
There will be about 3,100 un-
mined acres including 1,839.4
acres of wetlands and other sur-
face waters and 1,260 acres of
uplands. A conservation ease-
ment and management plan will
include 2,100 acres of this un-
mined habitat will be imple-
mented along the Peace River,
Little Charlie Creek, Park
Branch, Lake Dale Branch,
Max Branch and several wet-
lands and unnamed tributaries
which drain into the Peace
River and Little Charlie Creek.
There will also be the cre-
ation of 864.6 acres of wetlands
and other surface waters. There
will be a combination of fresh-
water marsh, wet prairies, shrub
swamp and 180 acres for four
lakes and surrounding areas.
Beside those created herba-
ceous wetlands, there will be
mixed wetland hardwood for-
est, bay swamp, mixed wetland
forest and hydric hammock.
The uplands will include pas-
ture, mixed rangeland, palmetto
prairie, coniferous forest, pine
flatwoods, xeric oak forest and
mixed forest.
Other reclamation will be
designed to meet the require-
ments under the economic
development agreement which
will be presented at the two
public hearings.

In addition to the phono-
graph, Thomas Edison gets
credit for inventing wax
paper and an electric railway
car.


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPROVAL OF WETLAND RESOURCE PERMIT MODIFICATION

The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), gives notice of its approval
of a Wetland Resource Permit Modification No. 0151551-011 to CF Industries, Inc., Post
Office Box 1549, Wauchula, Florida 33873. The project site is located at the Hardee
Mine Complex, South Pasture. It is approximately 13 miles north of Wauchula,
approximately 1.1 miles south of SR 62 and 2.9 miles west of CR 663, in section 26,
Township 33 South, Range 23 East, in Hardee County.

CF'Industries, Inc. (CF), applied on January 14,2008, to the Department of
Environmental Protection (Department) for a modification to a Wetland Resource
Permit No. 252607909, also known as the South Pasture Mine Wide Permit. This
modification is designated No. 0151551-011. This modification is for the construction
and operation of a pipeline corridor that will impact approximately 3.6 acres consisting
of 0.38 of an acre of mixed hardwood wetlands, 3.2 acres of hardwood forested uplands,
and 0.02 of an acre of unimproved pasture associated with Brushy Creek, Class III
waters. The pipeline corridor will consist of four pipelines used for recirculated water
and slurries of ore matrix, sand and/or clay. The pipes will be contained in secondary
contaimnent sleeves and will be elevated on trussels where the pipes cross the creek to
minimize wetland and creek disturbance. The corridor will not be used as a dragline
walkpath or a crossing for electric power lines. Upon completion of the mining
operations the pipeline crossing will be restored to its original condition and land-use
as mitigation.

The 3.6 acres at the corridor location were identified for preservation in the existing
permit No. 252607909 that was issued on October 16, 1995. A deed restriction
associated with the permit, and recorded with Hardee County contained provisions
allowing CF Industries, Inc. to substitute preserved lands designated as "Protected
Property", if specified conditions were met. On July 24, 2008, the 3.6 acres of the
Brushy Creek corridor were removed from the "Protected Property" designation. In
order to meet the conditions for.substitution of the deed restriction, 4.19 acres at
alternate locations of the Brushy Creek system were added to the "Protected Property"
designation to offset the removal of the pipeline corridor acreage. These acres consist of
0.62 of an acre of forested wetlands, 0.67 of an acre of herbaceous wetlands and 2.9 acres
of hardwood forested uplands. The acres added are contiguous to the "Protected
Property" and substantially comparable to the lands being substituted and therefore
met all the criteria specified for substituting lands designated as "Protected Property".

This modification will not relieve the applicant of mitigation from any previously
issued permit.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may
petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes, (F.S.). The petition must contain the information set forth below
and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.

. Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, (F.A.C.), a person whose
substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may also request an
extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may,
for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for
extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
before the applicable deadline. A timely request for an extension shall toll the running
of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed
late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing
that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the
result of excusable neglect.

If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative
process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be
permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.

In accordance with rules 28-106.111(2) and 62-110.106(3)(a)(4), F.A.C., petitions for an
administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than
those entitled to written notice under subsection 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 21
days of publication of the notice or 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever
occurs first. Under subsection 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the
Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of
such notice, regardless of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an
administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of
that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information: (a) the name and address of each agency
affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b) the name,
address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service
purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the
petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c)
a statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d)


a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so
indicate; (e) a concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts
that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed
action; (f) a statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and (g) a statement of
the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes
the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action.

A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under paragraphs
120.569(2)(c) and (d), F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by
the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or
is untimely filed. 7:31c


Teens Tour Washington, D.C.


Four teenagers from Peace
River Electric Cooperative's
service territory were among
the nearly 1,500 high-school
students from across the nation
who participated in the annual
Youth Tour to Washington,
D.C., held June 14-19.
Kirsti Roehm of Hardee
Senior High School joined in
travel with Amirica Nicholson
of Avon Park High School,
Tanisha Pelham of DeSoto
High and Felicia Rowell of Fort
Meade Middle-Senior High
School.
Each was selected on the
basis of an essay contest offered
to 15 select high schools locat-
ed in the 10 counties the electric
cooperative serves.
The annual activity-filled
week provides the winning
teens with opportunities to learn
first-hand what it is like to be


involved in politics and com-
munity service.
Highlights of this trip includ-
ed meeting with Congressmen
Vern Buchanan and Adam Put-
nam along with other elected
representatives in the U.S.
House to discuss government
processes and the issues of the
day, and increasing their knowl-
edge of electric cooperatives
and American history.
The .Electric Cooperative
Youth Tour has been a joint
effort of local electric co-ops,
their statewide co-op associa-
tions and the National Rural
Electric Cooperative Associa-
tion in Arlington, Va., for over
40 years.
The Youth Tour students vis-
ited many of Washington's
famed locations, such as
Arlington National Cemetery,
the Holocaust Museum, the


Lincoln Memorial, the many
war memorials, Mount Vernon
and others.
Since 1964, the nation's elec-
tric cooperatives have spon-
sored more than 40,000 high
school juniors for visits to their
U.S. congressional delegations,
energy and grassroots govern-
ment education sessions, and
sightseeing in Washington,
D.C.
Kirsti said of her experiences
on the trip, "Even though our
government is often criticized
by its citizens, more people
want to live here than any other
country."
And she said of the sights she
took in while on her tour, "I am
amazed how much effort our
founding fathers and govern-
ment put into building our
beautiful nation's capital.


COURTESY PHOTO
Touring the Capitol in the nation's capital of Washington, D.C., are high-school stu-
dents (from left) Tanisha Pelham of DeSoto High, Amirica Nicholson of Avon Park, Kirsti
Roehm of Hardee High and Felicia Rowell of Fort Meade.

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zippy name of "Clasp locker and unlocker for shoes."


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The future is bright,

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Letter To The Editor


U.S. EPA Recommends Denial


Of Mosaic Mine Extension


Dear Editor:
Following a Freedom of In-
formation Act request to the
Army Corps of Engineers, envi-
ronmental activist Jim Cooper
of Port Charlotte has unearthed
documents revealing that the
US Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has recommend-
ed denial of Mosaic's plan to
extend the S. Fort Meade Mine
into Hardee County based on
the destruction of 500 acres of
native wetlands and more than
54,000 linear feet of streams.
The report says: ". . the EPA
finds that this project may have
substantial and unacceptable
adverse impacts on an Aquatic
Resource of National Import-
ance, and we recommend denial
of the project."
Ironically it would appear
that the EPA places more value
on preserving the Peace River
than either our own local coun-
ty government who seems
eager to sacrifice vital wetlands
for phosphate pits in spite.o.f the
guidelines of our Comprehen-
sive Plan; the Florida DEP, who
have given notice of approval
of the mine in defiance of the
revelations of their own
Cumulative Impact Study; and
certainly Mosaic, who cynically
promised Charlotte County last
year that they would not
encroach on the 100-year flood
plain.
In their evaluation of the per-
mit the EPA considers the Peace
River, its wetlands and tribu-
taries to be an "Aquatic
Resource of National Interest"
pointing out its "significance to
maintaining . large freshwa-
ter systems as well as their
importance for maintaining the
biological health, ecology, and
.hydrology of downstream estu-
arine ecosystems."
The report specifically sites
the following adverse impacts
and insufficiencies:

(1) that engineered wet-
lands mitigations are "rarely
able to replace the full range of
values and functions of" the
impacted aquatic resources,"
(2) the direct and indirect
effects of earth alterations of
mining activities on the surfi-
cial aquifer and wetland ecosys-
tems,
(3) discharge of fill materi-
al into aquatic sites,
(4) "a cumulative effects
analysis should be provided for
the entire Peace River water-
shed" including mining activi-
ties that are currently "under-
way and/or planned for this


watershed," .
(5) alterations that could
result in adverse changes to
adjacentt wetlands, overland
flow, and the surficial aquifer,
(6) potential declines in the
water table beneath wetlands
that the applicant does not pro-
pose to disturb,
(7) long-term and short-
term effects from the disruption
of surface and groundwater
cycles,
(8) direct and secondary
effects of clay settling areas on
the basin's surficial aquifer
storage capacity and base flow
to streams and wetlands,
(9) effectse,on unmined
communities because of
changes to the flow regime,
(10) reduction in water
quality downstream of the mine
I might add here that virtual-
ly all of these comments and
recommendations were brought
to the attention of our county
commissioners through the pre-
sentations of 3PR (People for
Protecting Peace River, Inc.)
and through the. testimony of
our expert witness, hydroecolo-
gist Dr. Sydney Bacchus, at the
county DRI Hearing of April
28, 2008, long before the EPA
report was made public. We
specifically advised the Board
of Commissioners not to pro-
ceed with a decision until both
the federal and state govern-
ments had weighed in on the
permit, and until an Environ-
mental Impact Study of .the
entire watershed had been car-
ried out (as per NEPA guide-
lines).
A cumulative impact study,
as recommended by the EPA, of
all proposed mining activity
would not cost Hardee County a
single penny. The cost would
have to be borne entirely by the
applicant, Mosaic, and the com-
mission would have the benefit
of additional scientific informa-
tion of quality by. unbiased
sources (not Mosaic's paid con-
sultants) examining the adverse
impacts (as sited above) of the
impending 125,000 acres of
strip mining slated to take place
in this county in the years
ahead. What could 'be wrong
with that? In my opinion it is
unconscionable to proceed
without that scientific informa-
tion.
I remind our commissioners
on both the Planning and
Zoning Board and the Board of
County Commissioners that it is
not too late. The S. Ft. Meade
Mine DO is still on the table.
You have every reason now to


The difference between the almost right word and the right
word is really a large matter-'tis the difference between the
lightning bug and the lightning.
-Mark Twain


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
August 14, 2008, at 8:35 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following ordi-
nance:
ORDINANCE NO..08-22
An Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 2007-18 and No.
2008-08; amending Ordinance 2007-07 and No. 2008-05;
amending the implementation date of collecting county
impact fees for all development except industrial and
warehouse developments, from July 01, 2008 to January
12, 2009; amending the implementation date of collecting
county impact fees for industrial and warehouse develop-
ments from October 1, 2008 to April 12, 2009; amending
the implementation date of collecting the school impact
fee for residential development from July 1, 2008 to
January 12, 2009; providing for severability and providing
for an effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioners Office at least two (2) working
days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspec-
tion during regular office hours at 412 West Orange Street,
Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone 863/773-
9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered "at
such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 7:31c
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adhere to the recommendations
of the U.S. EPA. The S. Ft.
Meade Mine should not move
ahead there are too many
potential adverse impacts to our
Peace River watershed and off-
site groundwater impacts that
will negatively affect our agri-
cultural economy.
Certainly if the Peace River
is considered an aquatic re-
source of national importance,
there should be no question of
its importance to this county as
a destination for eco-tourists --
a local economic and recre-
ational resource'that lasts forev-
er.
Dennis Mader
President 3PR
Lily

Mosaic Response:
The issues raised in Mr.
Mader's letter are not new or
unexpected. As noted, the
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP), and Hardee
County staff and their consul-
tants all recommend approval
of the Mosaic South Fort
Meade Extension permit. Under
review for 5 years by multiple
regulatory and commenting
agencies, the permit has been
modified to include numerous_
conditions that together provide
for an.exceptionally high stan-
dard for mine development,
reclamation planning and com-
pletion, and water resource pro-
tection.
The Army Corps of Engi-
neers (ACE) permit for the
South Fort Meade Extension is
currently under review. The
concerns of the Environment
Protection Agency (EPA) will
be carefully reviewed and add-
ressed during this review pro-
cess.
The documents Mader refers'
to are letters from the EPA to
the ACE and not uncommon in
the ACE permitting process.
Mosaic is operating in a sensi-
tive watershed and is held to
extremely high standards and
stringent policies by regulators.
Regulators repeatedly state
their concerns and policies, and
must ensure that we are meeting
those protective standards
before they issue the permit.
These comments, dated near-
ly a year ago, simply initiate the
EPA's participation in the ACE
process. While the ACE does
provide the applicant with
copies of letters from parties
providing comments on the per-
mit application, the ACE itself
doesn't typically start formally
reviewing the application until
the FDEP issues its permit for
the property. The ACE does this
to be as efficient as possible -
it lets the FDEP do its job in
determining the viability of the
project, working out scope and


details and then starts its
own formal review process. The
FDEP permit is also the water
quality certification for the pro-
ject that the ACE needs before
they can take action. In general,
the state regulations are more
stringent than federal rules in
these matters.
In this case, the concerns of
the EPA either are addressed in
Mosaic's ACE permit applica-
tion or will be addressed during
the formal review process. This
means that the ACE will pro-
vide us the opportunity to
answer specific questions and
comment on concerns raised by
the public and by other govern-
mental agencies. Mosaic will
provide scientifically sound
responses, based on year of data
collection, as the permit contin-
ues through the review process.
It's unfortunate that Mader
must use exaggerations and
scare tactics in an, effort to
intimidate local decision-mak-
ers. Florida phosphate is an
integral part of Hardee
County's past and its even
brighter future. Mosaic is com-
mitted to being a good steward
of the land and water resources
now and into the future.,
Approval of the South Fort
Meade Mine Extension permit
is important for the ongoing and
associated jobs that result in a
stronger Hardee County econo-
my, and will allow Mosaic to
continue to provide the impor-
tant natural resource, phos-
phate, used to make fertilizer
that helps our farmers grow
food.


July 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MTAG CUST FOR
AMBERST ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 92 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006

Description of Property:

West 1/2 of the South 30 feet of Lot 19 and the
West 1/2 of Lot 20, of Block 32 of the Original
Survey of the Town of Bowling Green, Florida.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
W1/2 OF S 30 FT LOT 19 & W1/2 OF LOT 20
BLK .32 BOWLING GREEN RR SURVEY 04
33S 25E 135P94 265P385

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

Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF CLARA G. FLO-
RES AND ASENCION ROSAS

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 33873
on the 3yday of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 25th day of July, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
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Deputy Clerk
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The Hardee County Sheriff's Office Jail currently has two (2) licensed practical nurses on staff providing medical treatment to
inmates and/or deputies. Their work schedule prohibits coverage around the clock and thus leaves a gapping hole at the infirmary.
The jail is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (168 hours). If each nurse works approximately 40-hours per week
(80 hours between the two of them), that leaves approximately 88 hours per week unattended! This managerial practice
is wholly unacceptable and a bit reckless. The Undersheriff is a part of this administration!
What happens if an inmate is seriously injured during a period when no medical staff is present? How about if that
inmate dies while waiting for EMS to arrive? Not only is this problematic for the inmates, but also for our jail personnel.
A lack of appropriate medical coverage could jeopardize the well-being of our men. and women in uniform! An injury
to one of our staff members could be quicldy addressed by an on-site LPN. If she's not there, they get no care!
Another area of concern is the pulling and dispensing of medication without a license! Many inmates are under a doctor's
care and require medication on a daily basis. How do they get their mcds when the nurse is absent?
Dispensing / administering medications without a license is a criminal offense!
I am concerned that our correctional officers & civilian staff might be put in this position by the current administration.
Florida Statute 893.05 strictly prohibits anyone other than a medical practitioner, his/her designee or licensed nurse
from administering or dispensing controlled substances.
As a Hardee County tax-payer I would like the following questions addressed:
Who is dispensing / administering the insulin and anti-psychotic medications to inmates during the missing shifts...
is it correctional officers, civilian staff, etc.??
Are the correctional officers and civilian employees forced to administer medications in the absence of a licensed nurse?
Is their job at stake if they refuse?
What happens if they make an error and dispense the wrong medication to an inmate? There's a nice lawsuit just
waiting to happen!
Is there an accurate record of inventory control regarding medications?
The sheriff's office should have licensed medical personnel at that jail around the clock ready to address the needs of
both the inmates and correctional officers.
Here is a very simple resolution: Hire another licensed practical nurse or offer an opportunity to an off-duty H4ardee
County Paramedic to work the uncovered shift. This will fill the vacancy as well as help the fire rescue employees to
make additional monies.

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12A The Herald-Advocate, July 31, 2008


Resthaven Upset About Possible


By CHELSEA HARRIS
For The Herald-Advocate
Last week at the County
Commission budget meetings
the statement was said that
Resthaven could possibly go up
for sale.
Resthaven was once the old
Lemon Grove schoolhouse.
County Commissioner B.J.
Johnson helped turn the school-
house into an assisted living
facility in the mid-1950s.
Historically Hardee County
has given Resthaven $50,000
plus the payment of the electric


bill. Other expenses such as
lawn care, appliances, gas to
run appliances, licenses, food,
and salaries are paid by
Resthaven. Total county contri-
butions including maintenance
and utilities are about $90,000
annually.
Residents pay $1,000 per
month and can also pay an extra
$20 to have their hair done at
the salon on the property.
Resthaven runs low funds
from July through September
and receives donations from
local businesses which support


the staff and other needs. Every
year meat is donated and usual-
ly lasts all year. Last year three
steers and, 18 hogs were given
by buyers of the Hardee County
Fair livestock sale.
"These donations and funds
from the county are very help-
ful and Resthaven is very grate-
ful," said Resthaven board
chairperson Mary Lois Craw-
ley.
Currently there are 19 resi-
dents at Resthaven of which 14
are from Hardee County. The
facility has a capacity of 38. "If


Resthaven averaged 29 resi-
dents per year they could man-
age without the county's
$50,000 cash donation," said
Resthaven board member Rev.
Jim Williams.
The facility has served
Hardee County since the mid-
1950s. "The question must be
asked, why would the county
commission sell the facility'?
Does the commission wish to
save money? Why was the
board of Resthaven not in-
formed beforehand that the
county might sell the building
and properties," said Mrs.
Crawley.
Resthaven has a lease with
the county of five years and is
on its third year. The county did
tentatively grant the $50,000 to
Resthaven this coming year and
the inside maintenance and
electric bills.
Four Resthaven officials met
with The Herald-Advocate on
Monday Crawley, Rev. Will-
iams, 'secretary Carolyn Davis
and manager Tina LeConte.
"The county commissioners
do not come out and visit the
facility. Gordon Norris does
come once a year. They could
find out our census. Are they
dissatisfied with management?
Resthaven is doing great. Our
employees and manager are
excellent. We get good state
inspections twice a year," said
Crawley.
She said Hardee County citi-
zens have been gracious in
donations. The $50,000 from
the county helps Resthaven dur-
ing slow times, she said.
Williams said county com-
mission chairman Dale John-
son's comment about selling


Sale Of.
Resthaven can "adversely affect
our fundraising. This is making
our (19) residents and their
families worry." Johnson is B.J.
Johnson's son.
This idea of selling
Resthaven "can hurt us getting
new residents. Old people do
not like change," said Crawley.
Williams said, "We (the-
board) should be the first ones
to hear of this. Now the whole
public is aware. I have received
seven or eight phone calls."
Crawley added, "We are
actively seeking new residents.
This will hurt us getting new
residents."
Williams said the monthly
rate is $1,000 because some
people make less than $600 in
Social security a month." The
families and agencies contacted
by LeConte make up the differ-
ence. The rate in 1999 was $778
a month. Before Hurricane
Charley hit in 2004 the monthly
rate was $900.
At the time of Charley,
Resthaven had a census of 33.
The facility was closed down
for nine months for repairs and
renovation.
"Charley gave us an opportu-
nity to improve our building,"
said Williams. "We have
reached a census of 28 in the
last year. Our current census is
19."
Sometimes residents die or
get sick enough they have to go
to a skilled nursing facility such
as Hardee Manor which charges
$3,000 to $3,500 a month, said
Williams. LeConte said Medi-
caid will pay the difference if a
client's assets are below $2,000
and their monthly income less
than $701.


Facility
Crawley said the annual
donations of steers and pigs
from the fair's livestock sale
greatly reduce Resthaven's gro-
cery bill. "Hardee County citi-
zens were gracious to repair or
replace kitchen equipment. We
have five freezers. Citizens
bought us a new cooler two or
three years ago."
Crawley said, "We are very
frugal. Our board and our resi-
dents want to know why the
county commission is consider-
ing selling Resthaven. This has
put us in a hard spot."
Resthaven has 17 paid em-
ployees, said LeConte. She said
Resthaven is considering get-
ting a state license to provide
skilled nursing, a big step above
the current assisted living facil-
ity status.
Crawley said Resthaven can-
not charge residents over
$1,000 a month. She said resi-
dents have to pay for their own
medicine.
Williams has been affiliated
with Resthaven for nearly 30
years and noted that board
members are not paid.
Crawley said older people of
limited financial means who
live at Resthaven "deserve to be
content in their sunset years."
She said some residents stay at
Resthaven up to 30 years.
LeConte said the county com-
mission "owed it to the Rest-
haven board to notify them if
they intended to put Resthaven
up for sale."
They are hoping the county
will continue to own Resthaven
and help out the facility finan-
cially,
'Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
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Republican Party Hosts 'Meet & Greet' BBQ


PHOTOS BY LAUREN RAULERSON
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left) sheriff candidate Roger Clark, non-partisan District Two School Board candidate
Tanya Royal, sheriff candidate Thomas Santarlas, District Five County Commission can-
didate Walter Olliff, non-partisan District Two School Board candidate Mildred Smith
and schools superintendent contender David Durastanti.


The Republican Party set up a table display with party information and beliefs.


School Board candidate Mildred Smith meets sheriff can-
didate Thomas Santarlas in front of his display.


Non-partisan school Board candidate Gina Neuhofer
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
DO YOU 'FIT IN?'
Are you concerned because you feel like an outsider in social
situations? Be troubled no longer; I've discovered a secret.
I came upon the truth as I pondered my sister-in-law Joyce and
husband Ralph. They live in upstate New York, so they usually
make the two-day trip to our home in North Carolina twice a year.
The remarkable thing about this couple is their perfect timing.
No matter when they pull into our driveway with their 2000 Honda
Civic, it always seems to be exactly the right time.
Joyce is hardly out of the car before she is snipping away at
overgrown flowers or raking dead leaves from around the front
porch. Ralph discovers something wrong with my computer and he
is busy fixing it.
At last I am able to put my finger on the special quality of this
pair: they are servants. I don't mean they are always hunting up
good deeds to do. It's more than that. They thrive on helping oth-
ers instead of doing things for themselves.
They love to serve because they have come to realize what the
Savior has done for them. They are forgiven, emancipated disciples
and there is a gratitude inside them that's like hunger.
For that reason, they always "fit in."
A true servant is always welcome, a cheerful addition to any
party. They are "walking blessings." They never draw attention to
themselves, yet they have an uncanny ability to sense what is need-
ed and to show up with an extra loaf of bread, some fresh vegeta-
bles or ice cream.
So abandon the critic's corner. Say goodbye to social awk-
wardness. Just look around to see what is needed, what word of
encouragement needs saying. Then do it. Say it. And enjoy the
result!
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are some-
thing to do, something to love and something to hope for.
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party was John Deere.
Guests were served hamburg-
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granddaughter Maddasson Cowart, who is the child of great-grandson Timmy Cowart
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notice is hereby given to the following persons)
to show cause why they should not be disqualified
as a registered voter:
Lillie A. Lynn
2722 Buck RD.
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
The above individual is notified to show cause why His/Her name
should not be removed from the voter registration rolls. Failure to
respond within 30 days will result in a determination of ineligibility
by the Supervisor and removal of your name from the statewide
voter registration system. For further information and instruction,
contact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061
within 30 days of publication of this notice.
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Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County
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Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


METS MATTER
You don't have to be a New York Mets fan, or even a baseball
fan, to appreciate what some members of the team are doing to help
people.
What the Mets do, essentially, is volunteer.
Oh, they give away money, too last year the Mets
Foundation distributed more than $1 million to various charities.
But it's all tied to a local drive to encourage volunteerism as a
means of confronting tough financial times, and toward that end
the Mets are asking both their employees and their fans to pitch in.
As Jeff Wilpon, the team's chief operating officer, explains:
"Mayor Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Patti Harris have initi-
ated a new effort to promote volunteerism. In that spirit, we're
saying this is what we're doing in our spare time. And we're ask-
ing our employees and fans: What are you doing in your spare
time?"
What the team members themselves are doing is pretty impres-
sive.
There's David Wright, the popular third baseman, for example.
The bowling tournament he hosts each year raises money for his
own foundation, which (among many other things) pays special
attention to kids with multiple sclerosis. First baseman Carlos
Delgado was honored for his work with charities in Puerto Rico.
Even the alumni want to be part of the program. One-time star
Tom Seaver, who used to be known as the Mets' franchise pitcher,
quietly shows up at nursing homes from time to time for card
games, bingo and a bit of conversation.
And virtually everyone on the team does public service
announcements to let people know about individual volunteer
efforts and urging them to do the same.
Charities and volunteerism are a way of life for the Mets,
Wilpon notes.
Players' contracts encourage them to donate part of their
salaries to the Mets Foundation, which in turn doubles that dona-
tion and puts it all to good use. The team itself, apart from the foun-
dation, pays for all its expenses, including salaries.
"The Mets Foundation guarantees that 100 cents of every dol-
lar donated goes directly to the people in need," Wilpon points out.
If New Yorkers need help with ideas on volunteering, they
don't have to look beyond the Mets Foundation. Among the activ-
ities it supports are the Jackie Robinson Foundation, reading clubs,
parties for local school kids, a winter coat drive for the needy, vis-
its to children's hospitals, wheelchair softball tournaments, special
days for young people with pediatric cancer, and Little League.
The list goes on and on.
"Anyway," Wilpon concluded, "that's what we're doing in our
spare time."
How about you?
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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:



Slaughter Cows:
57.00.
Slaughter Bulls:
74.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 121.00-170.00;
300-400 lbs., 105.00-135.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-117.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 95.00-135.00;
300-400 lbs., 89.00-110.00; and
400-500 lbs., 83.00- 96.00.
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 50.00-

Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 64.50-


Seven year old with cancer
needs your help.
Pastor Bob Bates and the Apostolic
Lighthouse Church Family along
with Gloria, of Gloria's .
Restaurant, will be sponsoring
a BBQ Benefit Dinner for
Caroline Coronado, a seven
year old Bowling Green first -
grader diagnosed with Stage 2
Large B-Cell Lymphoma. --4'-
The event will take place on
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at
Gloria's Restaurant, 4816 US Hwvy
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
information please contact: Pastor Bates (863) 773-1017
or Deborah Sosa (863) 448-7313. We thank you in
. advance for vour sunnort. --,-.: ,.


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Politics in the Park

Tuesday, Aug. 12

4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Heritage Park
Main Street ~ Wauchula


Join the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
and The Hardee County Farm Bureau
for a Meet and Greet with your 2008 candidates.
Hear the candidates views, share your
concerns and show your support for the
upcoming election.
For information contact Hardee County Chamber of Commerce


SegOn Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, la nota por la
present es dada a la persona (s) siguiente para mostrar la causa
por qu6 ellos no deben ser descalificados como un votante
registrado:
Lillie A. Lynn
2722 Buck RD.
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
El encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa por que
su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de matricula de votante.
El fracaso para responder dentro de 30 dias tendril como resultado
una deternlinaci6n de ineligibility por el Supervisor y la eliminaci6n
de su nombre del sistema a todo el estado de matricula de votante.
Para la informaci6n y la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al Supervisor
de Eleccidnes en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 dias de la publicaci6n
de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor
de Condado de Elecciones Hardee
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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is-a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Ranking Economic Development grant applications, Bill
Lambert, 8:30 a.m
Storm Debris Management Plan, Rich Shepard, 8:55 a.m.
Increase in garbage collection rates, Sophia and Andy
Bonjokian, 0:05 a.m
Resolutions on solid waste and fire-rescue assessments,
9:35 a.m.
Monitoring well and easement at Hardee Lakes Park,
Danny Weeks, 9:50 a.m.
Sidewalk construction for Rainey, Keeton and Alamo roads
under state programs, Lex Albritton.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.














Labor Day' <
C } In Honor Of
S^Maggie Harrington, Flossie Liston ---i-
and Mark Lunsford

Labor Day
SMonday Sept. 1 12 noon'
Community Park Dixianna Drive Bowling Green
Donations are needed to make this celebration a success.
Contact Leonard McGill at 863-445-0760
or
Michelle Brown at 863-375-2562 soc7:31p


Feeding

Alligators

Means Jail
Three airboat captains in the
Everglades found out that feed-
ing alligators doesn't pay. It's,
also illegal.
Responding to complaints
from the public about the activ-
ity,, law enforcement officers
with the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission con-
ducted an undercover operation
that resulted in the arrests of
Randy T. Rothermel, 48, of Fort
Lauderdale, and Armando Hor-
ta, 42, of Hialeah, for allegedly
feeding alligators.
Also arrested was John D.
Pieper, 57, of Fort Lauderdale,
who faces charges of molesting
an alligator.
On July 12, undercover FWC
officers were among the many
tourists who signed up for air-
boat rides at Everglades Holi-
day Park in western Broward
County. During the tour,, the
officers witnessed and pho-
tographed the airboat captains
feeding large alligators.
At one point, an alligator,
eager for food, bumped one of
the airboats. Tourists, including
children, leaned over the edge
of the airboats to snap photos of
the approaching alligator.
"The actions of these individ-
uals teach tourists and visitors it
is OK to feed and touch Ameri-
can alligators," said FWC Lt.
Rob Laubenberger. "This puts
the lives of anyone imitating
these actions in jeopardy. In
addition, the gators will per-
ceive humans as a source of
food."
To report any wildlife-law
violation, such as feeding an
alligator, call the Wildlife Alert
Hotline at 1-888-404-3922.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE

ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE

INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-18 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day of
August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-18
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 2.430 ACRES LOCATED AT
SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE "PEGGY
MURPHY PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
City of Wauchula
Proposed Annexation
Ordinance # 2008-18


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-22
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-22 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day of
August 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-22
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA PROVIDING
FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BUILDING DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes' the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE
ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-19 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day of
August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-19
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY, OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.197 ACRES LOCATED AT
1070 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE
"MURPHY/HANCHEY/WARD PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED
LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire '
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


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Nutrition
Notes
Q: Which vegetables are
best for grilling?
A: Some classic vegetable
choices for grilling include
asparagus, corn on the cob,
onions, mushrooms, peppers,
zucchini and eggplant. Most of
these can be grilled whole, as
well as chopped and cooked in
a grill basket or cut into chunks
and skewered to make veg-
etable kabobs. Brush or toss
veggies with a small amount of
olive oil and grill at medium-
high heat. Most vegetables will
be ready after about three to
five minutes per side. More
dense vegetables like onions,


sweet potatoes and eggplant
may need double the grill time
or more, depending on how
large the pieces are.
You can even grill vegetables
ahead and serve them cold, on


their own or in salads. Grillifig
brings out marvelous flavors in
vegetables and will not create
the cancer-causing substances
that can be formed when meat
and poultry are grilled.


Benefit BBQ

Saturday, 12pm Close

for
funeral expense of & Jesse Reyna

Bobbi Jo Fowler and family


$6 BBQ Auction 50/50 Raffle Regular Raffle

Live Band
7pm
3rd Degree

BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB
245 Hwy 17 375-9988
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-21B
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-21 B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day
of August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-21B
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY .435 ACRES LOCATED AT 1130 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHU-
LA, DESIGNATED AS THE "BOYETT PROPERTY", FROM COUNTY "FR -
FARM RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "C-1 COMMERCIAL'; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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F 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.
1999 Olds 4D Id.#G3NK52T9XC359196
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
August 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula Fl. 33873. 7:31,8:7c


DENNIS


& APE OOOS,





Hardee Senior High School
Graduation Rate

Where we were in 2000...
57.6%

Where we are in 2008...
72.7%

Where we want to be...
"To graduate all students."
(Goal #1 of the Hardee School District Strategic Plan)

Thank you to the teachers and staff
who have put us above the state average
and are moving us closer each year to our goal.


Paid Political Advertisement, Paid for by Dennis Jones Campaign, approved by Dennis Jones (Democrat)


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


www.floresrealty.not


Noey A. Flores


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


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Location Location
A must see! 3BR 2BA CB home with utility storage
- open carport over 2,600 sq ft under roof with over
1,900 sq ft living area. Central air/heat located
approximately 2 miles west of Wauchula on 6.63
acres of good land with hard road frontage on two
sides. $325,000.00

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 Buy of the week 3BR 2BA CB home Zolfo
Springs Look Today. $140,000.00
3BR/2BA home with double carport Central air/heat 9 acres
with ab out 6 acres in bearing orange trees Picking about 3,000
boxes $299,000.00 MLS # 203122
New home on county line road, Bowling Green. 3BR 2 BA Just
completed $129,000.00
Ft Green area 3BR 2BA CB home central air/heat Over 1,600
sq ft of living area Rural living at it's best. $142,500.00
3BR 2BA mobile home in Zolfo Central air/heat Good location
- outside buildings $47,500.00

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


John Freeman (863) 781-408
Steve Lanier (863) 559-93W
Jason Johnson (863) 781-373


After hours
14 Lisa Douglas
D2 Jessie Sambrano
4 Noey Flores


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
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CASH FOR UNWANTED vehicles,
paying $150 & up. Call J.T. (863)
269-6556. 7:31-8:28p
1997 MERCURY VILLAGER mini-
van, $1,200 OBO. 863-375-3512.
7:31 p
1970 CHEVY C20, 3/4 ton, 2WD,
350, 4-spd., 78,000 original miles,
$1,700. 773-3596, (863) 245-0008.
7:24-31 p
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS 2001
Chrysler PT Cruiser, 7300 Lake
Buffum Road North, Ft. Meade.
863-537-9172. 7:17-31 p


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


BoasE


PONTOON BOAT 20' with 70 HP
Johnson. Call 735-1768.
7:31-8:6p
IBOAT TRAILER for 12'-14' jon
boat, $275 OBO. 781-7489. 7:31 p
18 FOOT LOWES. flatbottom, 25
HP 4-stroke Mercury and trailer,
$4,500. 735-1462. 7:17-31p


uIay see
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.
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.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile'Floors Appliances. $115,000.
NEW LISTING 3BR 1-1/2B CB Home in Bowling Green. Close to
school. Very good buy at $69,900.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
c11 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873



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


HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2
car garage. $175,000.
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!
2 BR/1 BA CB home. Metal
roof put on after Hurricane.
Some work needs to be done
inside. Large corner lot in
Wauchula. $72,000.

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each

70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.

170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka
City area. 2600 feet of front-
age on State Road 64.

38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake
Hendry-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.

n Realtor
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161
Calvin Bate


Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula. Paved road front-
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500
REDUCED! MUST SEE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$159,900
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2.Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!

Super low electric bills!
2BR/2BA house, 2 car garage,
built in 2006, 2200 square feet,
$189,900.


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


FULL-TIME MECHANIC needed.
Apply in person at Hill's Auto
World, 4205 U.S. Hwy. 17 N.,
Bowling Green. 7:24tfc
ROUTE/SERVICE DRIVER -
Ullrlch's Water Cond. Serv., 409
Goolsby Street, Wauchula. Apply
In person. 7:24-8:14c


DRIVER Class A CDL, local,
experienced, motivated, depend-
'able, and clean record. Benefits
land paid holidays, DFWP Keen
Farm & Grove Service, Inc. Call
Patty at 941-737-1484.
6:12-7':10tfc
'MECHANIC -diesel/heavy equip-
!ment, and maintenance, welding
& fabrication a plus, motivated,
dependable, and clean record.
Benefits and paid holidays, DFWP
Keen Farm & Grove Service, Inc.
Call Patty at 941-737-1484.
6:12-7:10tfc


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 c7:24,31


KELLER WILLIAMS

An indepenendently owned Brok rage
Mikey C6lding
RealtqI
(863) 781-1698 \

midfloridalist gs.com
New Listings Priced to Sell
5 acres desirable location. High & Dry! Cleared w/beautiful oaks
& pines, fenced. Power on property ready to build home site.
$75,000.
8 acres Beautiful Sweetwater area. NMature 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.
* 20 acres w/2 story 4BR/3BA, 3,900 sq. ft. home. Completely
remodeled in 2005. Many extras pool, pond, 20x72 horse barn,
24x48 workshop, completely fenced. $445,000 Eastern Hardee
County.
* 155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
* Asking $8,000/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
* 20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $10,500/acre.







Joe LDavis
I N C., R E A LT ORS
S|(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
Kenny Sanders
(863) 781-0153

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Premier 100x125 ft residential PRICE REDUCED! PEACE
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06 ac
14th hole of Deer Run Golf parcel w/city water & sewer.
Course. $135,000! Zoned R-1, which can accom-
modate 2 homesites, Being sold
Need some room for entertain- w/0.35 ac parcel, which can
ment? You can own 4,000SF accommodate 1 homesite
on 1.12 ac for just $225,000! NOW $34,500!

Now this is country riverfront Vacant55ftX155ft corner t
property! 21 acs w/750ft of Zolfo Springs. Zoned Com-
relaxing Peace River frontage. unity Commercial-$22,000!
$190,000!
2.84 acs in the city of
9,600SF metal building close Wauchula zoned R-3, multi-
to Ona-Ft Green Rd & Wau- family residential. City utilities
chula Airport. Two work areas, available. Property has 386 ft
offices & restrooms w/storage of road frontage & is 345 ft
loft, rollup doors w/security deep. $150,000!
system. $410.000!
Two 5 ac parcels improved
82 acs: metal barn w/horse pastureland, high & dry. One
stalls, well, 5 pastures w/water parcel has well & septic.
to each, deer & turkey. Beauti- $14,500/ac!
ful oaks. $899,000!
5 lots in Wauchula have total of
HOMESITES OR INVEST- 978ft rd frontage. Close to
MENT! Four residential lots in hospital, schools and shopping.
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots Call for individual lot prices or
are 100'x218', listed for buy all for $95,000!
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218', 2 62
listed for $46,000! Golf course, 2.62ac parcel onMerle Lang-
community center, fishing pier, ford Rd, has pond & is great
& shops! size for homesite, recreation or
& shops! cattle. Eligible for permitting.

Generous 1.5 ac residential $66,000!
lot in Okeechobee Co is priced g t
below assessed value for great & house is about ready & great
investment! $30,000! for farming! $130,000!.

PRICE REDUCED! Private Gorgeous 37 acs on the Peace
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag River has native areas, tree-
exemption, pond, some woods, lined paths, open pasture, hik-
4" well. Accessed by easement ing trails and 1400ft of river
from county rd. NOW frontage. Property is fenced.
$160,000! $685,000!
REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL...........7..781-3490
MONICA REAS...........77..3-9iB9 ANDY LARRISON........32-130-
JUAN DE AIXRRE.....1 .i OS^Ai $. 863-412 3
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The


Classifieds


PART-TIME SERVICE CENTER
coordinator to deliver disaster:
relief aid and oversee daily oper-
ation of Red Gross branch office
In Wauchula. Responsibilities
,include disaster planning and
:response, client casework, volun-
iteer 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
SPREADER DRIVER Class D
license, experienced, motivated,
dependable, and clean record.
Benefits and paid holidays, DFWP
Keen Farm & Grove Service, Inc.
Call Patty at 941-737-1484.
i6:12-7:10tfc


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



HERITAGE BREED "chocolate"
tom turkeys, 4 months old, $10.
735-2400. 7:31 p


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


io Espino!



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SPAR ER FILL DIrRo t



IIAARhiEi FILL I)IRT I1


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


,Special
Tandam .Axle Load
14 -i t) rdil
$ 1 00/Load
withi, 'S mn ,df. i sofZolfo --P- eg%
uiIl-Top SlHurd Pw,
H~rdee uCouml, .Ae3 uri',


JUAN DELATORRE
(863)781-1128
www. TUANDELATORRE.COM
EMAIL:MAIL@ UANDELATORRE.COM


Joe, EMaw
S, v ,. "Ex sS.
601N 8h Ae, REAL E4i/- $NVESTM4NTS
601 N 8th Ave. Wauchula 4/2 CB $140,000


BROKER ASSOCIATE


215 Cracker Ln. Wauchula 4/2 MH $140,000
316 E Orange St. Wauchula Lg lot & home zoned C-1 $145,000
6163 NW CuldeSac Rd. Afrcadia Home & 4.76 acs $150,000
1920 Peace River Woods Rd, Zolfo Springs 21+ ac w/750 ft on
river $190,000 c1:31c


LOST Black & white chihuahua
male named Jackie, 8 Ibs, shy,
last seen on East Hwy. 636. $100
reward. 453-3702 Avon Park.
7:31 p



TURN YOUR UNWANTED items
Into CASHI Got "stuff" In the clos-
et, garage, barn or storage? Don't
want to have a garage sale or give
it away? Don't have time or know
how? Call 781-2162. 7:31 p
2 KATANA PHONES, 1 blue, 1
pink and black razor, $20 each.
863-375-3512.


10 ACRES OF LAND for lease,
$6,000 a year. Call 863-245-3589
leave message. 7:24-8:21 p,
40' SHIPPING CONTAINER very
good condition, price neg. 863-
773-9251, 561-531-0422.
7:17-8:14p
GO TANKLESS Tankless water
heaters, save on your electric bill.
Call for details 863-686-7679.
7:3-31 p


1988 MITSUBISHI transmission,
alternator, starter, make offer.
863-781-0573. 7:31-8:7p


(2) 8'x8' HOG TRAPS, easy to
install just pin together, $95 OBO.
781-7489. 7:31p



"NEW" MOBILE HOME 28x52,
1378 sq. ft., 2 large bedrooms, 1
Ig. bathroom, 1 med. bathroom,
living 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


NO MONEY DOWN If you own:
,your lot. Easy financing, low:
monthly payments. 3 & 4 bed-
room homes. Call 863-773-2007.
7:3-31 p
LOWEST PRICE ON mobile
homes in Florida. We take trades,
no down payment, deal with your
lot equity. We have easy financ-
ing. Call today 863-773-2007.
7:3-31 p


Lonestar
Conastr-Lction Cor'.p -

General Contractor
Lic. RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Fax 863-773-9865
clf:gtfI


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Office 863-773-4779


NEW FURNITURE
S 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
Scl4:20tfc


Buy Here! No Interest
Pay Here.1 Financeu i


" '10"300


Located in desirable neighborhood, this 4B/2Bth brick
home is spacious and comfortable, extra large carport
area, beautiful backyard, fenced, circle driveway,
12x16 shed with electric and water; 1/2 acre lot.

$195,000

Call Doris @ Lambert Realty

863-773-0007______


Brand Name
Tires!
Semi & Trailer
Tires


CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES,NC
Wauchula office, InveAtory clear-
ance sale. A11 2008 homes must
go. New models arriving soon.
Call 863-773-2007. 7:3-31p
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS used wind
zone 3, your lot or ours.
Fireplace, tape and texture walls.,
Very low payment, easy credit.
Apply now 863-773-2007. 7:3-31 p
REPOS MUST SELL large 3.2
2001 double wide mobile home,
like new $39,900. Includes set-up
and a/c, easy credit approval. Call
863-773-2007. 7:3-31 p
COUNTRY SETTING Charlie
;Creek Estates land home pack-
ages, easy credit. Call 863-773-
4003. 7:3-31 p
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 7:3-12:25i



SHIH-TZU PUPS AKC, shots,
priced to sell, $250 taking
deposit, paper trained, healthy.
941-456-0580. 7:31-8:28p


WHEEL
SPACKAGES
RUILBLE!


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
CC VISA (across from Wal-Mart)
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC. |
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


TRADITIONAL STYLE HOME on lovely
tree shaded lot! Be the first to see this
4B/2Bth brick home located in desirable
neighborhood, close to schools and shopping;
triple carport, circle driveway, fenced back-
yard, beautiful landscaping plus 12x16 build-
ing with electric and water. $195,000
GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! This
comfortable and cozy 2B+/2Bth home is
located on large lot in quiet setting just out-
side city limits; wood deck, enclosed porch,
wood burning fireplace; separate entrance to
family room with additional kitchen could
be used as rental space or bedroom #3.
$165,000
MAKE AN OFFER OWNER MUST
SELL! 5 + acres in eastern Hardee; perfect
homesite. $64,900 Call Charlotte Terrell for
more information.
EXECUTIVE HOME! See this beautiful
home with numerous amenities to appreciate
the excellent craftsmanship and style; 3+
B/2.5Bths, 3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal building,
16x12 pole barn, all on 2.3 acres; excellent
location. $330,000
REDUCED PRICE for this older home with
lots of charm! Tall ceilings, hardwood floors
and large rooms are just some of the features
in this 3B/2Bth home located in Wauchula;
zoned commercial. $99,900
15 Acres of pasture plus 3B/1Bth C/B home;
metal barn. $235,000 CONTRACT PEND-
ING
EXECUTIVE HOME and 24.5 acre grove,
located in desirable area; home built in 2006,
6340 total square footage; 4B/4Bth; media
room; beautiful caged pool and much more.
$1,500,000
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED and POSSI-
BLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of pas-
tureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. $255,000


Bus. (863) 773-0007 :-
Fax: (863) 773-0038 .
www.Iambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert.
ONE ACRE COUNTRY SETTING, close to
town 3B/1Bth, C/B home. $155,000

TWO STORY GOLF COURSE HOME!
3B/3.5Bth; large rooms with laminate and tile
floors; many. extras; nice curb appeal!
$350,000

N/C Mountain Chalet Home 4B/3Bth, 3
story, sleeps 22; 4700 feet in elevation.
$410,000

Excellent location for building your new
home; 1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer.
deed restricted area. $40,000

Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees,
large oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000

Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect
for your new home. Call Delois Johnson for
more information.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres,
highway 17 frontage. $100,000

DRASTICALLY REDUCED! 5 acre tract of
land; paved road frontage; eastern Hardee.
$100,000

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

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

Two 5 acre tracts, good location. $65,000 each

DUAL PURPOSE! 45 acre grove in excellent
condition, valencias and hamlins, 12" well;
also PRIME LOCATION for development.
$825,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON I-

DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202 cl7:24c
1 r


ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh



LAND FOR SALE 40 acres near
Commerce Park. Frontage on Old,
Bradenton Rd and Gebhardt Rd.
$30,000/acre. Contact Rob White
@ 305-797-6064. 7:24-8:21 p'
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


Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA CBS Home in Riverview
Heights. Large Landscaped Lot. Completely
Renovated. Gigantic Screen Room.
Appliances, W/D. Nice Quiet Neighborhood.
$900 mo. FLS on 1 yr. rental agree.
Available Immediately!
Call For Appointment 17:31p (863) 234-2234


Best deals on wheels!


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The


FOR SALE 5.06 acres in Fort
Green, fenced with pond and well,
$75,000. Call 781-0897. 7:31 c
3/1 GREAT INVESTMENT.
Everyone wants to rent this one,
but owners must sell. Move in
renters or yourself. 773-3518.
7:31 nc
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



TWO BEDROOM apartment, cen-
tral air, $575 plus $400 deposit.
832-1984. 7:31 p
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 UlIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


1/1 $500 -IOVES YOU in, 604
Avon Street, Bowling Green. 863-
448-7911. 7:24-8:7p
ROOM FOR RENT for $400 a
month. 1st and last months rent
required. Please call 863-245-
.9481 for Information. 7:31 p
HOUSES, APARTMENTS, stores,
restaurants. $500+N.D. weekly,
monthly. 863-832-1965, 863-445-
0915. 7:31-8:28p
BIG LOG CABIN 3/2 chimney,
A/C, large patio, horse accessi-
ble. $1,200 monthly 863-781-1007
also includes one room apart-
ment with A/C, bathroom, $400.
7:31 p
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. 7:17-31 c


EMPLOYEE
lING

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




GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
Ic8:2tc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


PM Foreman
2:00 pm till closing. Bilingual a must. Supervise
clean up operation and plant shut do\\ n.
Clerical
Computer skills to include Excel, Word and internet.
Math skills a must. Organizational skills, payroll,
inventory, ordering supplies and a positive attitude
necessary.
Contact Mike at 863-528-1094









2.20 Acres Comm. Hwy 17 South. Road Frontage on 3 sides.
$225,000.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Large
commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Formerly Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive.
$80,000.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site
ready needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
Corner lot in Torrey. Old Dixie Hwy. Heavily wooded.
$20,000. cI7:31c
Ucl7


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132. FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


END-USER SUPPORT ANALYST
Full-time, year-round position responsible for installing microcom-
puter software and installing/maintaining micro- and mini-computer
hardware. Associates or higher degree in Computer Science/Data
Processing required. Extensive microcomputer experience may be
substituted for some educational requirements. MCSE helpful. Min.
2 yrs. computer-related experience required. Formal training or on-
the-job experience in microcomputer hardware and software instal-
lation required. Experience with ethernet local area network,
Windows servers, and Windows Client helpful. Includes lifting com-
puter equipment and supplies, as needed. Must have reliable trans-
portation for required in-district travel. Starting salary range: $25,000
to $30,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package, including retire-
ment, health/life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline: 5
p.m., 8/7/08. Visit our website for detailed position description.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Classifieds


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
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1 BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31 tfc
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
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FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147. Free estimates. 7:31-8:28p
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.
S7:24-31 p
HANDYMAN SERVICES no job to
big or to small. Free estimates.
735-1462. 7:17-31 p
NURSING HOME-MAKER ser-
ivices 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.
7:3-12:4p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR050181 6:10-8:28p


OtW0,GRES


CONSTRUCTION
a ROOFING
CBC-040692 R-C-0067120


Walter braves
Owner


999 U.S. Highway 17 South Fort Meade, FL 33841-3343
863.285.7381 Fax 863.285.7395
cl7:17-58:7p


Owner


Maria








Bring in this ad for
$500 OFF 1
Sthis
Thurs, Fri, Sat. Only!
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ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE'
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p


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.
12:6tfcdh
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
773-3293 or 781-4641.
10:4tfc/nc


ALMOST NEW!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot in great neighborhood. Built In 2006,
Includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. Reduced from
$137,900 to $129,900.
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIET!!!
This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and Septic
Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home.
$150,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!! On this Residential
Lot In this Nice Neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
STARTER HOME!!! This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB
home has central air and heat, complete with
washer and dryer located In great neighborhood
on Illinois Ave. $90,000.
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The Essentials On Social


Security Retirement Benefits


The "silver tsunami" has
begun in America. That's what
demographers have dubbed the
massive wave of baby boomers
swiftly moving toward retire-
ment. And despite concerns to
the contrary, Social Security
will play a central role in most
boomers' retirement income.
According to the Social
Security Administration, 90
percent of the nearly 80 million
Americans scheduled to retire
over the next two decades will
rely on Social Security to some
degree.
According to Kathryn
Hanson, Social Security spe-
cialist for SecurePathSM by
Transamerica, a service of
Transamerica Retirement Man-
agement, Inc., and former Area
Director for the Social Security
Administration, workers with
average earnings may depend
on Social Security to replace up
to 55 percent of their after-tax
income as retirees. She says a
clear understanding of Social
Security "basics" is critical. But
it can be hard to get.
"Pre-retirees are brimming
with questions about accessing
these benefits, but getting
answers can feel overwhelm-
ing," says Hanson. "For
instance, the Frequently Asked
Questions section of the Social
Security Administration Web
site alone has more than 600
entries."
Hanson points out the following
questions and answers as good
starting points for pre-retirees
struggling to make sense of
their Social Security benefits.
Answers to these questions
and more can be found at
www.ssa.gov or in the Social
Security Handbook.

1. How do I become eligi-
ble?
People born after 1928 need
40 "credits" to receive retire-
ment benefits. Currently, a
credit represents $1,050 of cov-
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up to four credits per year. This
means you need to work at least
10 years to collect Social
Security benefits.
Keep in mind that the highest
35 years of covered earnings
are used to calculate your
monthly benefit amount. If you
haven't worked 35 years, "zero"
earnings years will be used in
the 35-year calculation. Social
Security beneficiaries also
receive an annual cost-of-living
increase based on the Consumer
Price Index. In 2007, the aver-
age monthly check was $1,007,
or $12,084 a year.

2. How will my retirement
age affect my Social Security
income?
For decades, the traditional
retirement age was 65, but with
Americans living longer, the
federal government has in-
creased the age at which people
can receive full Social Security
benefits.
People born in 1937 or earli-
er can retire with full benefits
when they are 65. The Full
Retirement Age gradually rises
for those born between 1943
and 1954 to age 66, and gradu-
ally rises to 67 for those born in
1960 or later.
Still, anyone eligible for
Social Security can begin
receiving benefits at age 62,
though at a reduced rate. The
closer you are to 62, the larger
the monthly benefit reduction.
For instance, if your normal full
retirement age is 66 but you opt
to begin receiving Social
Security at 62, you'd collect
about three-quarters of the full
benefit amount.
Likewise, if you postpone
receiving Social Security until
after your full retirement age,
you'll get a boost in benefits,
ranging from 3 percent to 8 per-
cent by age 70.

3. What happens if I work
after I retire?
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earned above that limit, the fed-
eral government withholds $1
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When a person reaches full
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tion in benefits for earnings.
Another plus: Pensions, invest-
ment income, annuities, capital
gains, inheritance money, IRA
distributions and other govern-
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Social Security benefits.

4. What about benefits for
my spouse?
Of course, a spouse who
works on his/her own and meets
the eligibility requirements will
receive his/her own Social
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did not work enough to have the
required 40 credits-or whose
earnings were not enough to
yield a full retirement amount
one-half that of the other
spouse-will receive an amount
equaling 50 percent of the high-
er-earning spouse's full retire-
ment amount, reduced for the
number of months under full
retirement age.

5. How do I apply?
Begin the application process
no more than four months
before your planned retirement
date.
Start by calling 1-800-772-
1213 to locate the nearest field
office, or check online at
www.ssa.gov/onlineservices.
You can use this Web site to
apply for Social Security direct-
ly online, or if you prefer to
deal with a real person, you can
make an appointment at your
local office.
More tips on Social Security
and other issues facing people
preparing for their retirement
,transition are available online at
www.securepathbytransameri-
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O1B The Herald-Advocate, July 31, 2008


Case #24813

STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS &
TRAINING COMMISSION,
Petitioner

vs.

KENNETH1D. RICHARDSON,
Respondent /


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: KENNETH D.
RICHARpSON,
Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Administrative Complaint has
been filed against you seeking to
revoke your CORRECTIONAL
Certificate In accordance with
Section 943.1395, F.S., and any
rules promulgated thereunder.

You are required to serve a writ-
ten copy of your Intent to request
a hearing pursuant to Section
120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews,
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal
Justice Professionalism Program,
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489,
on or before September 15, 2008.'
Failure to do so will result In a
default being entered against you
to Revoke said certification pur-
suant to Section 120.60, F.S., and
Rule 11B-27, F.A.C.

Dated: July 15, 2008

DIRECTOR William J. Romine
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: -a- Stella DeVaney,
Division Representative 7:24-8:14c

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

Case No. 25-2008 CA 000088
Division #:

UNC:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee
for Option One Mortgage Loan
Trust 2007-1 Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007-1,

Plaintiff,


-vs.-
Jorge Salpurldo; Sharyn K.
Saler; James H. Webb, Jr.;
Investors Lending, Inc.; If living,
and all Unknown Parties In
Possession #1; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an Interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants

Defendantss.
/I


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
Main 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 Wauchula, Florida,
this 15 day of July, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
DEPUTY CLERK

7:24, 31c'


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

CASE NO. 25 2007 CA 000 577
WAUCHULA STATE BANK,
a banking corporation under
the laws of the State of Florida
Plaintiff,
vs.
DIXIE L. RIVERS and FORD
MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure, dated July 21, 2008, In the
above styled cause. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North Door of the
Hardee County Courthouse In'
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m on,
the 20 day of August, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property set
forth in the order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot 74, PEACE RIVER
HEIGHTS UNIT NO. 3,
according to the nnap or
plat thereof as recorded In
Plat Book 3, Page(s) 48,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion In order to participate In this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
,within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
If you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 22 day of July, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
7s31-8:7c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA000567

AVELO MORTGAGE, LTC,
Plaintiff,
vs.

VERNON GREENE A/K/A VER-
NON R. GREENE; COLETTE
GREENE; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OF ALVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OF OTHER CLAIMANTS; LONG'S
AIR CONDITIONING, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT#1 IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBLECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT#2 IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendant(s). /

RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure by Default entered
April 28, 2008 and Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated July 24, 2008, and entered
in Case No. 25-2007-CA000567, IN
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
FLORIDA. AVELO MORTGAGE,
LLC, Is Plaintiff and VERNON
GREENE A/K/A VERNON R.
GREENE; COLETTE GREENE;
LONG'S AIR CONDITIONING,
INC., are defendants. 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,
Fl 33873 at 11:00 a.m. on the 20
day of August, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

LOTS 49, 50, 51 AND 52,
BLOCK I OF MOUNT LION
SUBDIVISION BOWLING
GREEN, ACCORDING Td
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BAR
A- 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Important: In accordance with the
Americans with Diabillties Act. If
you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate In the proced-
Ings, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to provisions of certain assis-
tance. 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 of pleading.
Dated 24th day of July, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
AsDeputy Clerk
(SEAL)

"Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale, If
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Us
Pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale."
7:31-8-7c

Everyone thinks of chang-
ing the world, but no one
thinks of changing him-
self.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Daytime highs were in the 90s during the week of July 21-27.
Nightly lows ranged from the upper 60s to mid-70s. Rainfall was
scattered throughout the State. Some areas received less than an
inch, while others saw over three inches of rain. Sebring, in
Highlands County, reported 4.71 inches of precipitation for the
week. Most locations in the northern part of the State got about one
inch, except Live Oak and Carrabelle which reported over 2.5 inch-
es.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging was 90 percent completed, compared to 79
percent last year. Peanut condition was rated 21 percent fair, 53
percent good, and 26 percent excellent. Most fields continued to
welcome recent rains as conditions for crops were favorable.,
Marion County reported that small amounts of hay have been baled
this season. Hendry County reported that hay looked good. Peanut
growers in Okaloosa County treated crops for tobacco budworms.
Soil moisture levels were short to adequate in the Panhandle and
Big Bend.
Moisture Topsoil I Subsoil
Ratingure This Last Last This Last Last
Rating week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 0 0 6 0 4 9
Short 31 13 16 36 14 30
Adequate 64 75 74 61 75 60
Sumlus 5 12 4-1 -3 71 11
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture was in fair to
excellent condition, with most in good condition. Recent rain
favored growing conditions for forages. Pastures were looking bet-
ter and forage for hay looks good. Pasture in the central area was
fair to excellent, but most was in fair condition. There has been
good growth of pasture grasses. The condition of cattle was most-
ly fair. The water level of some stockponds was up but some were
short. In the southwest, pasture condition was very poor to excel-
lent, with most fair to good. The pasture condition has gone down
due to drought. The cattle condition in the southwest was very poor
to excellent. Some livestock were bothered by flies and mosqui-
toes. Statewide, cattle condition was mostly fair to good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 1 0 5 0
Poor 4 1 5 2
Fair 45 34 40 28
Good 45 60 45 55
Excellent 5 5 5 15
CITRUS
All citrus-producing areas received some rainfall during the
week. Localized thunderstorms in some areas brought large
amounts of precipitation. Recordings in Sebring were over four and


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.
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one half inches for the week. Balm had over three inches.
Temperatures have been warm, reaching the lower 90s on several
days. A high of 96 was recorded in both Lake Alfred and Balm.
Activity in the groves included applications of summer oils, clean-
ing ditches, fertilizing, mowing, and some hedging. Growers were
combining efforts to address canker and psyllid control. Access to,
groves with canker or greening was being approved by cautious
owners and usually with restrictions. Overall, the showers have,
been beneficial to the growth of both the foliage and the new-fruit.
Oranges have been observed at various sizes ranging between golf
ball and baseball size. Grapefruit tend to be running larger.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED

CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE

LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.

Amendment #08-09-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "Town Center" to City "Commercial" on the
"Whitehead Property" consisting of approximately 1.16 acres

A public hearing will be held on the 11th day of August 2008, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-20A will be presented to.the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-07-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, '126' South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 RM.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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


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


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NOTICE OF MEETING

The Hardee County Economic Development Authority
(Independent Board) will meet on Tuesday. August 12.
2008. at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission
Chambers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.

For more information call the County Manager's office
at 863/773-9430.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the County Commissioner's office at least
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting
and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the members, with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager 7:31c


A human being loses an aver-
age of 40 to 100 strands of
hb=r a day.


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July 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee 'County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate . .
75 YEARS AGO
Rainfall For Month Totals
10.70 Inches: During the week
ending yesterday, 3.99 inches of
rain fell in Waudhula, according
tQ R.O. Evans, local U.S.
weather observer. Last Friday a
total of 2.78 inches of rain fell,
the heaviest fall recorded this
year.

Wauchula Ball Team Subdues
Lake Placid: One big inning
was enough for the Wauchula
Triickers to beat the Lake Placid
Foresters in an Orange Belt
league game in Wauchula last
Sunday, the final score being 6
to 3.

Florida May Not Get Share
Of Federal Aid: The state of
Florida, while receiving federal
aid in carrying on her relief pro-
gram, has made no appropria-
tion of state funds and faces the
possibility of losing govern-
ment help unless steps are taken
to contribute her share toward
this important work.

Hardee Growers Plan For
1934 Berry Crop: Hardee
County strawberry growers,
anticipating the largest crop
ever produced in this county,
have already started making
plaps for marketing the 1934
strawberry crop.

First Baptist To Have Home-
coming: The First Baptist
Church of Wauchula will hold a
homecoming service on Sunday
at which time all'former pastors
of the church will be invited to
attend. Since it was organized
in 1876, the church has been
steadily growing and the mem-
bership now stands at 523.


Royal Theatre To Show
Dramatic Movie Sunday: That
the historic settings of "Gabriel
Over the White House," sensa-
tional drama of an American
president, opening Sunday at
the Royal Theatre, are entirely
authentic was made certain by
the presence at the Metro-
"-oldwyn-Mayer studio of
Eugene Thackeray, expert. on
national affairs.
50 YEARS AGO
Hardee Teachers Will Be
Graded For Bonus Pay: A broad
evaluation program designed to
point out the strengths and
weaknesses of Hardee's young
teachers and reward older
teachers who have shown
exceptional ability will go into
effect this year in the county
school system.

D&R And Revell Still Tied
For First: Davis & Roberts and
Revell's are still tied for the
Number One spot in the men's
softball league, but Reif's
dropped down to second place
this week as they lost to
McDonald-Olliff in a freakish
game Thursday night.

Plenty Of New Stamps On
Hand: Postmaster Bonita R.
Swann of Wauchula said today
she expects plenty of 4c stamps
and 3c postal card to be on hand
for sale Aug. 1, to meet new
postage rates which become
effective then.

Uptown Registration Booth
Proves Very Successful: The
uptown re-registration booth for
Hardee voters paid off hand-
somely last Saturday, according
to Supervisor of Registration
Lorne Yetter. One hundred
forty-seven more of the coun-
ty's potential voters are quali-
fied to go to the polls in
September.

Sweetwater Area Gets Tele-


phones: Rural telephone service
in the Hardee County area rd-
ceived a boost this week when
Commissioner Wilbur C. King
of the Florida'Public Utilities
Commission announced com-
pletion of a development .pro-
viding some 24 residential and
business establishments in the
Buchanan-Sweetwater area
with telephones.

Two Newcomers Join High
School Coaching Staff: The
addition of two new coaches
will give Hardee Junior-Senior
High SchoqI "one of the finest
staffs anywhere around," ac-
cording to head football coach
Red Shirar. Joining the staff
from the University of Florida
are David DeRuzzo and Jerry
Medlock.
25 YEARS AGO
Wauchula's New Airport
May Open In Two Weeks: After
years of work, everything
seems to be coming together for
the new Wauchula airport on
Vandolah Road. Wauchula pub-
lic works superintendent Tom
Priest says he hopes to have the
3,300-foot runway operational
in a couple of weeks.

Commissioners Begin Work
On $7.5 Million Budget: The
Hardee Board of County Com-
missioners last Thursday and
Friday began preliminary work
toward developing, a 1983-84
county, budget of about $7.15
million.

Nicholson Elected Trustee Of
Key Club International: Rich-
ard Nicholson, 16, a senior at
Hardee High School, earlier
this month was elected as .an.
international trustee of the Key
Club International. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 4
Nicholson of Wauchula.

Ray Grimes Appointed Chief:
The Wauchula Council selected
former trooper Ray Grimes
from among nine applicants
Tuesday night to be the city's
next police chief. Grimes,, 57,


assumed his duties Wednesday
morning and will serve at the
pleasure of the council and the
mayor.

Neighborhood Trash Pro-
gram Approved: Wauchula resi-
dents may soon be walking
down to the corner to deposit
their trash in a Dumpster in-
stead of putting it on the curb in
as trash can if a trial program
planned by the public works
department is successful.

Wauchula To Lower Taxes
and Raise Water Rates: The
Wauchula Council tentatively
approved a $1 million general
fund budget last week that will
give taxpayers a break but will
increase rates for water users.
The council arrived at the bal-'
anced budget of $1,019,201.

New Jr. High Principal
Moves To Hardee: There's a
new family in town . after
some difficulties for them to get
here. Lee Burns, native of Iowa,
began his duties principal at
Hardee Junior High School on
July 1. The experienced admin-
istrator brought his wife and
three children from Lawton,
Iowa, where they had lived for
the past 10 years, leaving be-
hind the home they built, and a


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lot of cold weather.

10 YEARS AGO
School Budget Passes Test: A
proposed tax increase of rough-
ly 3 1/2 percent for Hardee
County public schools has
passed its first public test. Ip
fact, taxpayers were absent
from a hearing scheduled .in
their behalf Monday night.

Rabies Alert Heightens: Yet
another rabid raccoon has been
discovered in Hardee County,
continuing an existing rabies
alert. This is the third time this
year that a rabies-positive ani-
mal has been found, and they
have all been raccoons.

2 Retain Office; 8 Race:
County Commissioner Milton
Lanier and School Board mem-
ber Jerold Knight were assured
of another four-year term when
no challengers surfaced during
the official qualifying period.

Absentee-Ballot Rules Tight-
en: Planning on voting in the
upcoming fall elections by ab-
sentee ballot? If so, take note!
Absentee ballot laws have be-
come more stringent, Elections
Supervisor Sonny Coker ad-
vises. The change, he says, was


prompted by recent abuses
statewide.

County OKs New' Fire-
Rescue Facility: Emergency
workers are hoping the re-
sponse time for the building of
their new headquarters is quick.
In its meeting last week; the
Hardee -County Commission
approved Agner Construction
Co. to build a new fire station."

New Principal Takes Helm At
NWES: How have'a new-prin-
cipal and an old building pre-
pared for the times ahead?
Diane Nichols, who will be
serving her first year as princi-
pal at the school, said that'many
challenges and good times alike
lie in store for this year, as alter-
ations in programs, personnel
and curriculum have taken
place.

Local Baptists Spread The
Word In Montana: The First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
recently experienced missions
first-hand when 55 members
were commissioned by the
membership at large to travel to
Cutbank, Mont., for. a week-
long mission trip. The group
represented varied ages, from'.9
months to mid-70s, as well as,
varied talents.


DAVID


DURASTANTI
for

Superintendent of Schools
www.ForOurKidsFuture.com


KR CONSERVATIVE
D. PROVEN LEADER iE
"Mr. D" November 4th, 2008
-Pd. Pol Ad. Paid for by David D. Durastanti Campaign Account Approved by David D. Durastant, Republican, Chet Huddleston, Campaign Treasurer



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-20B

PLEASE.TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-20B will be presented to the.City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th. day
of August 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula,, Florida, 33873. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows: ".
ORDINANCE 2008-20B
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 1.16 ACRES LOCATED AT 1120 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHU-
LA, DESIGNATED AS THE "WHITEHEAD PROPERTY", FROM COUNTY
"FR- FARM RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "C-1 COMMERCIAL'; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any. interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
mert or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida. 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
City of Wauchula N
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within.the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an arnendmeat tp the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #08-07-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "Town Center" to City "Commercial" on the "Peggy
Murphy Property" consisting of approximately 2.430 acres
A public hearing will be held on the 11th day of August 2008, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-18A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-07-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 RM.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY,
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.

s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula

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Future Land Use Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-18A Exhibit "A"
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Youth Football Practice Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another season officially
starts on Friday.
Youth football players and
cheerleaders will have a final
opportunity to sign up as prac-
tices begin tomorrow (Friday)
at 5 p.m. at the fields in front of
Wildcat Stadium.
Practices ,will continue on
Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays.
The game format has chang-
ed this year. All Hardee teams
will play, at the same venue
each Saturday. If one team goes
to Palmetto, all teams will go
there the same day, meaning
parents will not have to travel to
more than one venue for differ-
ent children.
Hardee Youth Football board
voted in the late spring to stay
with Pop Warner Football along
with Lake Placid, although Fort
Meade, Avon Park, Sebring and
DeSoto went with the new Mid-
Florida League.
The Board felt Pop Warner
offered better insurance and
care, insures conditioning be-
gins well before games are


played and are safer.
Lake Placid opted to play in
the Peace River Conference,
while Hardee goes to the South
Tampa Conference. Teams will
have eight games, four away
and four at home. While teams
usually pay $150 when they go
to another venue, Tampa Bay
has waived those fees for
Hardee, but teams will pay the
fee when games are played at
Wildcat Stadium, giving Hard-
ee the revenue to pay officials,
etc.
Other teams in the South
Tampa conference are include
Parrish, Palmetto and Fish
Hawk off SR 39. None of the
teams are more than 54 miles
away, similar to going to Lake
Placid. Should Hardee teams
advance to the championships,
at the Sun Dome.
"I think we have better
changes on placement, espe-
cially the cheerleader teams
which advanced last year," said
media coordinator Dawn Atkin-
son-Jones. Several players and
cheerleaders also have the
change for bowl competition
and participation in the scholas-


tic banquet. Students have to
maintain good grades in order
to participate.
There will be six teams this
year. The littlest ones, the Tiny
Mites, are ages 5 to 7. Then
there are Flag, Mighty Mites,
Junior Peewees, Peewee and
Midgets, with the latter having
age and weight limits.
Arthur Albritton is the foot-
ball coordinator and Tami Dow-
den is cheerleader coordinator.
Other members of the Hardee
Youth Football board are Donna
Porter president; Vicky
Trammell vice-president;
Jamie Howell secretary;
Pam Swailes-treasurer; Jama
Smallwood scholastic coor-
dinator; Leslie Porter admin-
istrative; Heather Lee team
parents; Pam Davis conces-
sions; David Trammell -
equipment manager; and Donna
Parks rosters. All will have
online training through the
South Tampa League.
For other information, call
Atkinson-Jones at 773-9755
and leave a message. She will
call back as soon as possible.


Volleyball Girls Gear


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It won't be long before girls
volleyball is under way.
Prospective players are urged
to get their physical forms, par-
ent permission slips and a
signed and notarized insurance
forms. This must be done be-
fore practice begins Aug. 11
from 4 to 7 p.m.
Forms may be picked up at
the high school Monday
through Thursday. If there are
lany questions, call coaches Ken
and Barbara Leupold at 773-
3249 or coach Jonathan Leu-
pold at 735-0450.
Hardee is once again in Class
4A-District 10, along with Avon
Park, Sarasota Booker, Braden
River, DeSoto, Palmetto and
Sebring. The season officially
starts with a varsity-only trip to
Braden River on Sept. 4,
although a pre-season tourna-
ment is possible.
The coaches should have a
great nucleus for the varsity
squad, losing only three players
to graduation. Key returnees are
juniors Kember Townsend and


Krystin Robertson, juniors
Katie Rogers, Marissa Shivers
- and Chelsey Steedley, and
sophs Lacey Garza and Eryn


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Mahoney along with several
talented girls expected to move
up from the junior varsity
squad.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE
ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-21 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day of
August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-21
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY .435 ACRES LOCATED AT
1130 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE
"BOYETT PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABIUTY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
.basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE
ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-20 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 11th day of
August 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-20
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.16 ACRES LOCATED AT
1120 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE
"WHITEHEAD PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may heed to insure that a ver-
batir record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Letter To The Editor

Hardee County Is A Better Place

Because Gregg White Lived Here


Dear Editor:
The coals of the fire were
now just glowing embers in the
campfire. The hot dogs and
marshmallows had already been
roasted, and the once loud and
vibrant laughter and rowdy
horse-play that ensued had now
died down as well. The sound
of crickets playing their sweet
nocturnal melody filled the
balmy night air, finally calming
the group of fun-loving adoles-
cent campers. All eyes now
were fixed on the dying fire as
if mesmerized by the sound of
crackling wood and gentle
warmth.
I hated to admit to the fact
that I was beginning to feel a bit
anxious as I noted the lateness
of the hour. However, when
working with young adoles-
cents, one knows to always hav-
ing another course of action in
case of emergency. Thus, I was
beginning to initiate Plan B -
the plan to douse the dying fire
and call it a night, sending the
campers to wash and prepare
for bed. After all, when he had
heard that my husband and I
were taking some "at-risk" kids
camping to a local park, he had
simply commented that he
would love to come, making no
actual promise of attendance
but simply stating that he would
"try his best" to come lend
some moral support.
I stood tod to stretch my cramped
legs and in doing so my weary
mind registered the sound of a
vehicle in the distance, slowly
making its way through the
darkness of the winding road
towards or campsite. The guest
who said that he would "try" to
come had arrived, just like I
somehow knew he would.
Some of my toughest boys
seemed to cower while others
looked ready to run for safety as
his massive form approached
our campfire. All eyes turned to
my husband, searching for
signs of reassurance and protec-
tion, and as the stranger grasped
my husband's hand in a firm
handshake, numerous sighs and
groans of utter relief were mur-
.mured across the small circle of
campers
My need for sleep was soon
forgotten as our guest, having
somehow made himself quite
comfortable between two future
linebackers, spoke with a quiet
gentleness that belied his large
stature. He spoke of his trou-
bled childhood, his need for
love and reassurance, his search
to find success and his quest to
find true love. Never before had


this group of youngsters been
so attentive and still as the soft
light from the fire emphasized
his changing expressions, and
they clung to his every word,
comparing his struggles in life
to ones so similar to their very
own.
A silent hush fell upon the
camp as he stopped speaking,
poking the fiery coals until they
ignited once again into leaping
flames, when he spoke again,
all ears strained to hear his
words.
His eyes overflowing with
tears, this overgrown monstros-
ity of a man cried like a new-
born as he told of the saving
redemption that was so freely
given by our Lord as He hung
on Calvary, offering us forgive-
ness and peace in trade for all of
our worldly sins.
"I was just like this fire, sim-
ply trying to keep on going and
just barely surviving. But deep
inside I wanted to quit. I didn't
think I was of any good to any-
one and would never succeed at
anything, despite my best
efforts. I told myself that I did-
n't deserve to be loved, let
alone find love. But you know
what one day true love found
me and His name was Jesus!
He came poking at me, turning
my empty dying heart to a heart
that began to burn bright with
the fire of His peace and uncon-
ditional love."
It was not until that moment
that I fully understood why this
Hercules of a man cherished the
words written in Phillipians
4:13.
The man of whom I speak is,
of course, none other than
Gregg Matthew White.
Gregg had many different
titles."Dean White," "Coach,"
G.M.W. Maintenance." His
girls called him "Daddy" and
my girls called him "Uncle
Gregg." My husband called him
"Buddy." I just simply called
him "friend." .;
Many people gave him the
title of "workaholic." Without a
shadow. of a doubt, Gregg was
the hardest working man many
of us have ever encountered,
and I especially found this to be
true when my husband helped
him with his lawn business sev-
eral summers ago. Anyone who
worked for Gregg knew that he
was a perfectionist. One didn't
just jump on the Dixie Chopper
or grab a weed-eater and begin
chopping away excess green-
ery. Oh no! For you see, Gregg
didn't "cut" a lawn he mani-
cured it to look its absolute


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best! Val quickly learned that
Gregg's quest in life was to
leave things far better than they
way he found them. This goal,
in itself, explains the true rea-
son as to why his lawn care
ministry was so important to
him.
During his memorial service,
John Terrell spoke eloquently of
Gregg's life relaying several
stories of how, at times, Gregg
was at a loss for words. It was
during one of these times that
Gregg made a simple statement
that truly defined his purpose in
this life. Upon hearing of the
tragic an unexpected loss of a
young man's life, Gregg didn't
do the usual things that display
one's sympathy. He didn't bake
a ham, send a card, or order
flowers. He simply did what he
knew best he showed up
with his equipment and mani-
cured the family's lawn. He
simply told the young man's
father: "I didn't know what to
say, but I did know what to do."
Gregg simply lived by the old
adage that "actions speak loud-
er than words."
It has been said,that no one is
irreplaceable or indispensable.
somehow, these philosophical
words do not seem to apply to
Gregg. He was one of those rare
individuals who had the ability
to be everywhere at the same
time, and he was always doing
the same thing. It was always
the right thing serving God.
It was this heartfelt compassion
to serve God and his fellow
man that caused him to burn the
midnight oil many a night.
Knowing the great love he
possessed for his own beloved
daughters, the youth of Hardee'
County, his team of football
players past and present, and his
beloved community, one thing
remains certain. If the sacrifice
that Gregg made in giving his
life would impact even just one
soul to make a decision to turn
from eternal darkness into ever-
lasting life through the saving
grace of Jesus Christ, Gregg
would be the first one to step up
and simply say, "the pain is
worth the purpose."
Thank you, our dear departed
friend, for coming intp this
small rural community and
making it a much better place
than the way you found it.
You will be greatly missed.
Until we meet again at those
pearly white gates . forever
grateful for the privilege of
knowing you.
Kar!a Patarini
Wauchula


The county also has its parks
scattered around the communi-
ty. The oldest is Pioneer Park,
where the the Friends of the Mu-
seum activities and the annual
Pioneer Park Days highlight the
year. The Animal Refuge is
closed Mondays and Wednes-
days and open all other days,
with its 100-foot boardwalk
showcasing a variety of animals
in their natural environments.
Magnolia Manor Park pro-
vides a resource for the children
and adults of that community.
Hardee Lakes Park, north of
Fort Green, has four lakes,
camping locations,, restrooms
and other amenities.
Finally, Hardee Park, just
north and west of the Agri-
Civic Center has picnic tables
and will shortly have a handi-
capped fishing pier at the pond
adjacent to the civic center.
New grants and permits will
soon allow for Phase I of the
recreation portions of the park
-to' be completed, the soccer
fields. Phase II will include
baseball and softball fields for
youth sports. There will be
more than adequate parking
south of the Armory.
Many of the larger subdivi-
sions include plans for open
areas, pocket parks, recreation
fields, even tennis courts. Those
will come as part of the ameni-
ties of the subdivision as well as


adding to the county parks
requirements.
General Government
County offices for budgeting,
personnel, the county commis-
sion, housing programs, build-
ing and zoning, veterans affairs
and similar services are funded
through ad valorem dollars.
Expanding them to meet the
needs of more residents could
be improved with impact fees.
Both Highlands and Polk
counties and the City of Lake-
land recently increased their
impact fees by an average of
five percent. Hardee County's
ability to function may indeed
depend on implementing im-
pact fees in a timely manner
to accumulate reserves to meet'
the needs of. its newest resi-
dents.

Life consists not in holding
good cards but in playing
those you hold well.
-Josh Billings
A woman seldom writes
her mind, but in her post-
script.
-scrRichard Steele

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ning, staying together is
progress and working togeth-
er is success.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the sixth, and final, in a
series of articles on impact fees
and their effect on the commu-
nity.
The fourth delay in imple-
menting impact fees could
affect some services most peo-
ple take for granted, the library,
city and county parks, and gov-
ernment offices to meet a vari-
ety of needs.

Library
The Hardee County Library,
in Courthouse Annex 1 at Oak
Street and U.S. 17 South, offers
a wealth of information for chil-
dren, teens and adults.
Renovated and expanded
3,000 feet, the library has spe-
cial areas for each age group,
each with its own checkout sta-
tion. The children's wing in-
cludes a series of activities for
the little ones, most provided by
Children's Program Director
Dee Shackelford. There are the
new Accelerated Reader "tum-
blebooks, Manga readers and
other books for children.
Teens now can get novels,
read their favorite magazines
and do research.
Adults have a huge selection,
varying from new releases,
Florida history, fauna and flora,
reference books, a magazine
and newspaper room, an inter-
net room. There are audio-visu-
al materials and rows and rows
of fiction and non-fiction to
choose from.
The library is open Mondays
from 9 a.m. to 6:30, Tuesday
through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5:30
.p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
The local library is part of the
Heartland Cooperative, making
it possible to order a book fro-
manother library and receive it
within days.
Expanding services to meet
'the needs of several thousand,
new residents could require
more staff and programs, some-
thing a portion of impact fees
pays for.

Parks
The county ordinance re-
quired 15 acres of park for
every 1,000 residents. Already,
there are many municipal parks,
from Wauchula's Crews Park,
Peace River Park and Seminole
Park, to Bowling Green's Pyatt
Park to Carmen Vasquez Park,
Martin Luther King Jr. Park,
City Park adjacent to City Hall
and Pioneer Heights Park in
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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning.................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............r6:00 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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday ....................5:00 p.m.

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study...............7:00 p.m.

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles 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..... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .........1..1:00 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
SSunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training...............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


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 .................. 1:00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 0:00 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

Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Englishg Service .................. 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
!Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
'Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
-Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St..
773-9678
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship.....9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
7734576
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........1... 1:00 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. 7734182
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11...I :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)....................6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 7734722
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

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...9i45 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.
,'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.
Miercoles........................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 WORI D
MINISTRIES V
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.
21 & 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 ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning .6:30 p.m.



RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS




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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ............................. 10:00 a.m .
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......... ...........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ... ............ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............. 7:00 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ..................... 7:30 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
-Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Worship............................ 1:00 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..........I 1:00.06m.
....... :... ................................. 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday . .................. :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 ................1:00 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
Supday School . .............9:30 a.m.
M lining 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.........................1.... 0:00 a.m.
Doctrina....................... : .......11:30 a.m .

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





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July 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Men's Community
Softball League passed the
halfway mark last week.
Considering three nights of
rainouts, the men reached the
midway point with makeup
games on Monday.
By week's end, Celebration
had moved to 7-1 and first place
in Division I, TKo and La
Floresita are both at 4-3. JXR
Construction, Recycling at
Marty's and Outlaws round out
the division.
Mosaic continues to lead
Division II with a 7-1 record,
but A-i Safari Glass is closing
the gap at 6-2. Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc.
(PRECo) is at 4-3. Behind them
are Merrill Lynch, Brant Funer-
al Chapel, Team Blacklist and
Nemesis.
Last Monday it was makeup
games rained out June 30.
On Field 4 at 6:45, Mosaic
downed Nemesis 25-13.
Jason Johnson, Doug Sutton,
Brian Cook and Todd Rogers
each homered for Mosaic.
Austin Helms, Michael Carte,
Wally Helms and Sutton each
circled the bases three times.
Nemesis countered with
homers by Jessie Reyes, Rigo
Briones and Javier Reyes.
Curly Rivera, Ram Briones,
Ches Graham, Reyes, Rigo
Briones and Reyes all crossed
home plate twice.
In the Field 4 game at 8:15, it
was a marathon, with A-1 win-
ning 32-17 over Team Blacklist.
Lester Hornbake smacked a
grand slam and two-RBI hom-
ers, a pair of doubles and pair of
singles for 13 RBIs. Dale
Roberts and Brad Gilliard each
scored six times, Lester Horn-
bake added five runs and L.P.
Hornbake added four more.
For Team Blacklist, Bryan
Pelham homered and pickup
player Billy Hernandez added a
pair of doubles. Hernandez and
Calvin Bates each scored three
times and Travis Wiggins,
Justin Conerly, Brett Johnson
and Pelham added dual scores.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, TKO
won the early game 29-18 over
Recycling.
Joe Rivers homered twice
and doubled and Chad Clark
chipped in with a two-run RBI.


Jackson Mosley tripled twice.
He was the only four-score bat-
ter. O.T. Baez, Osles Lazarre,
Eric Grace and Rivers each had
three runs.
For Recycling, it was Hagan
Bylund, A.J. McCafferty and
Willie Henderson smacking
homers. Henderson crossed
home plate four times and Kyle
Rinderle and McCafferty added
-triple tallies.
In the Field 3 nightcap, it was
Celebration winning 18-6 over
Outlaws.
Clint Hendry homered twice
and doubled twice. Yogi Loza-
no also homered. Justin Painter
tripled and doubled. Hendry put
four runs on the board, Lozano
three, and Willie Gilliard,
Painter, Jose Alonzo and Eric
Grace twin scores.
Leadoff batter Eric Mushrush
scored three times, and three
other players scored once each
for Outlaws.
Tuesday night's 6:45 game
on Field 3 was a thriller, with
Celebration winning 28-25 over
Recycling.
Hendry and Painter both
scored five times for Celebra-
tion. Andrew Hinojosa, Jose
Carrillo, Jose Alonzo and Jose
Rivera all added three runs.
Renderle slapped a grand
slam homer and triple for Re-
cycling. Duck Kersey, Will
Cartwright, Ryan Garza and
Daniel Garrison joined Render-
le in scoring three times each,
while Will Davis added four
scores.
In the Field 3 8:15 game, La
Floresita won 20-5 over JXR.
Roy Rodriguez homered
among three hits for La
Floresita. Julian Garcia Jr. and
Adam Kottwitz each put three
runs on the board. Eddie
Strange, Ernie Briones, Julian
Garcia Sr., Quinton Blondell,
Jamie Flores and Rodriguez
came home twice each.
Mike Jones and J.R. Bass
each homered for JXR. Ryan
Thomas, Tadd Holton and
Ralph Arce joined Jones and
Bass in crossing home plate
once each.
On Field 4, it was Brant win-
ning the early game 26-14 over
Team Blacklist.
Lewis Martin homered and
doubled twice Brant. He and
Manuel Herrera each scored


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four times, and Daniel. Rucker,
Wayne Graham and Ted Svend-
sen added triple tallies.
A Keith Nadaskay triple and
a trio of doubles by pickup
.player Austin Helms were the
only long-ball hits for Team
Blacklist. Chase Best and Keith
Nadaskay were three-score bat-
ters and Guy Carlton and Helms
added twin scores.
PRECo won the Field 4
nightcap 13-5 over Merrill
Lynch.
Daniel Barnett homered,
Darryl Henderson tripled and
Matt Bell doubled for PRECo.
Barnett came home all four
times he got on base. Billy
Alexy and Henderson were
double-score batters.
David Beumel homered and
doubled and scored twice for
Merrill Lynch. Raul Garcia also
put two runs on the board and
Ryn Heine added another.
On Thursday, TKO won the
Field 4 opener 14-9 over
Recycling.
Clark and Bo Commadore
both homered and doubled for
TKO. Baez put three runs on
the board and Lazarre, Clark
and Commodore added twin
tallies.
Bylund homered, tripled and
singled for Recyclilng. He and
Rinderle each scored twice and
George Ownby, Kersey, Garza,
Henderson and Adam Cart-
wright chipped in with a run
each.
In the closer on Field 4,
Celebration won 21-11 over the
Outlaws.
Lance Benavides homered
twice, and Lee Valadez, Lozano
and Hendry added homers for
Celebration. Valadez, Bena-
vides, Cody Greene and Hendry
circled the bases three times
apiece.
John McBride tripled and*
doubled for Outlaws. He scored
three runs and Josh Sneider and
Shay Baker added twin scores.
Four other players had single
scores.
Meanwhile, on Field 3,
Mosaic shut out Nemesis 13-0,
in the early game.
Austin Helms tripled twice
and doubled twice for Mosaic.
He was the only triple-tally bat-
ters. Sutton added twin scores
and eight other batters added a
run each.
An Elias Ramirez double was
the only long-ball hit for
Nemesis, which stranded a half-
dozen batters short of home
plate.
In the week's finale on Field
3, A-I won the marathon over
Blacklist 40-29.
Roberts, Lester Horfibake,
Nate Lee and Jonathan homered
for A-1. Brad Gilliard put six
runs on the board, while
Roberts and Hornbake had five
each and Lamar Gilliard and
Jonathan each had four runs.
Conerly, Brian Patterson and
Pelham all homered for Black-
list. Conerly's was a grand
slam. Patterson scored five
times, Chris Cobb and Keith
Nadaskay each four times and
Wiggins, Daniel Patterson and
Pelham three times each.
Nature's playfulness is a gar-
dener's delight. A garden is a
sporting field, an area for
play.
-Michael P. Garofalo
Happiness comes to those
who are moving toward
something they want very
much to happen. And it
almost always involves
making someone else
happy.
-Earl Nightingale


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Women At Season's End


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It won't be very long until the
2008 Women's Church Softball
League season is over.
At the end of last week, the
ladies had two weeks of regular
season games and three nights
of rainouts to complete the sea-
son and possibly go into a post-
season, single-elimination tour-
nament.
By percentages, it seems
Wauchula First Methodist could
have a lock on the season title.
With just two regular games
and one rainout, First Methodist
has an almost insurmountable
9-0 advantage.
Trying to catch up are Holy
Child Catholic, and Alpha &
Omega/Freedom Ministries,
each at 6-2 and each with four
games left.
Behind them are United
Methodist of Zolfo Springs,
Celebration Hardee Campus,
New Hope Baptist and First
Christian.
Rainout games from June 12
were played last Monday. In the
opener, Holy Child beat Cele-
bration 15-2.
Vira, Kristina Garcia, Maggie
Olvera, Susanna and Lucy Gar-
cia each put a pair of scores on
the board for Holy Child. Fran-
cisca, Zita, Rishonea Lampley,
Nora Compos and Rosa Ville-
gas added solo scores.
Selina Avila circled the bases
for Celebration in the first
inning and Erica Ureste came
home in the second inning.
Lizanna Woods was stranded all
three times she got on base and
several other players were left
on base a couple of times.
In the Monday nightcap, it
was Alpha & Omega with a 15-
1 win over First Christian.
Amy Franks and Wanda Stet-
tier each had triple-tallies for
Alpha & Omega. Sami Jo Mor-
gan and Lori Dees added twin
scores and Virginia Jackson,
Frankie, Kristen, Mimi and Jodi
0. each crossed home plate
once.
Paige Massey scored the only
run for First Christian, although
Melissa Albritton was left on
base three times. Four other
players were stranded twice and
others even once.
Tuesday night resumed regu-


Softball Men At Midseason


larly scheduled games. At 6:45,
Alpha & Omega won a slugfest
with celebration 40-18.
Alpha & Omega put the game
away with a 20-run second-
inning outburst in which Mor-
gan and Stettler each scored
three times. They ended with a
half dozen runs apiece. Jodi
Griffin had five trips to home
and Franks, Glenda Eures and
Frankie added four runs each.
Gloria Solis was the only
triple-tally batter for Celebra-
tion. Erica Ureste, Patricia Tay-
lor, Woods, Tabby Prieto and
Sarah Mahoney added twin
scores. Avila, Jamie, Vikki Mal-
donado, Selina Ureste and
Sonya each touched home plate
once.
United Methodist of Zolfo
Springs won the 8:45 game
over First Christian 20-5.
Meagan Henderson came
around to cross home plate four
times for United Methodist.
Donna Smith, Amy and Sarah
were three-score batters and
Stacy and Elaine scored twice.
Sandy Driskell, Albritton and.
Ketus put runs on the board in
the first inning for First
Methodist. Massey and Driskell
-added fourth-inning tallies.
,Several players were left on
base two or more times.
On Thursday night, Holy
Child won the early game 20-3
over New Hope.
Lampley circled the bases
three times for Holy Child.
Vira, Susanna, Lucy Garcia,
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-. Campos added twin tallies and
Kristina Garcia, Olvera and
Sonia came home once each.
Michelle, Lori Barbaree and
Kim B. were able to get all the
way home for New Hope, while
a half dozen or more players
were left on base several times.
In the Thursday nightcap,
First Methodist battled to a 23-
7 win over Alpha & Omega,
.using a 13-run first inning to
build an enviable lead.
Jennifer B. came around to
score four times for First Meth-
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first frame. Meagan Smith and
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times and Aimee Dellepere,
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Heather Heine, Elene Salas and
Jo P. each scored once.
Frankie was the only twin-
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FIRST-CAR-LOAN BLUES
Jenny, my youngest, has her first honest-to-goodness arrange-
ment with a financial institution: She bought her first car on cred-
it; a new milestone.
It's a cute little car. Green, her favorite color. Even though the
car is used, and was completely detailed by the car lot,'she had to
wash it from bumper to bumper, vacuum it, and add some kind of
flowery deodorant thingy. Then came the obligatory stuffed animal
for the back window and the tassels from her graduation cap for the
rear-view mirror.
Once the inside was to her liking, she plastered a couple of
bumper stickers on the back bumper to let the world know some-
thing about her, in case anyone might have mistaken her for just
another driver.
Then, as it does with all of us, her obligation to the bank began
to sink in.
She made her first payment two weeks early. She saved the
money, sat down, wrote out the check and mailed it off. I don't
know who was prouder, me or her.
Still, I know some kids are meticulous about such things and
others develop a lackadaisical "it'll all work out somehow" attitude
about money. I have kids in both categories, and worried which cat-
egory Child No. 3 would fall into.
"My insurance is due in two weeks," she murmured one after-
noon as we sat at the table playing cards.
"Yep," I said. "But you'll have a paycheck between now and
then, and you should be fine."
"What if I'm not? What if I don't get enough hours?"
"Well, this is part of the program. You have to make sure you
get enough hours. You have to talk to the manager and make sure
you're on the schedule often enough." I discarded, and met her eyes
across the table.
"I did."
"And?"
"I think I am."
"Well ... stay on top of it, keep track."
"What if I just have enough money to pay it, and none left
over? I have to wait two weeks to get paid again. What'll I do for
money?"
"Well, honey, it's a trade-off. Is it more important to have your
own car? Or is it more important to have money for a few nights at
the mall or at the movies, but no ride?"
"It'd be nice to have both."
"Welcome to the world of high finance."
We went back to playing cards, and then . .
"The sticker on the windshield says I have to have the oil
changed in another 2,600 miles. How much does that cost?"


"About $25."
"What if I go over the miles?"
"Well, a few miles won't hurt, but you need to try and stay on
schedule as best you can."
"What if I get a flat tire?"
"You have a spare."
"I do?" She gaped at me, complete and utter amazement reg-
istering in large, almond-shaped, brown eyes.
"Yes, you do."
"You checked?"
"Your dad checked before he made the deal with the salesman.
He checked everything. He also got you an extended three-year,
bumper-to-bumper warranty."
She sighed in relief, hard enough to flutter cards across the
table. We smiled at each other as we righted them. She discarded
her last card, and I sighed.
"Beat ya!" she exclaimed, victorious.
"You sure did. Wanna play again?"'
"Nah, I wanna go look over my budget."
She was gone maybe 10 minutes before she returned and flung
herself down on the couch, burying her face in her hands.
"I'm sunk, I'm ruined, it's over!" she wailed.
"What?" I wondered aloud. How could everything have gone
so wrong in less than 10 minutes?
"Mom! My car payment is due on the first of the month! The
first! That's less than two weeks away! Look at the payment stub,"
she waved a slip of paper at me. "I have to pay my insurance at the
same time, and I'm only going to make so much money. How can
I pay them both at the same time?"
I crossed the room and took the slip and studied it and then sat
down beside her.
"Sweetie, look at the date. This says the next payment is due
Aug. 1. You already made the July payment two weeks early,
remember? You're not due again for six weeks."
"I did? It's not? I mean, I'm not?"
I watched as the worry melted from her. And suddenly I knew
without a doubt which category Jenny fell into.


MAKE IT RIGHT?
Q: I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. When I asked
Jesus into my heart, I knew I was forgiven. But every time I try
to pray, I'm reminded of the pain I have caused people. Am I
truly forgiven or do I need to make things right with those I
have hurt?
Signed, Hindered Prayers
A: Jesus died on the cross to forgive us of all our sins. He paid
the price so we would not have to live a life of shame and guilt.
Forgiveness is something you cannot see; you have to just believe.
First, if your own heart condemns you every time you pray,
then you need to do whatever it takes to clear your conscience.
The second step is to confess your sins. Confession is good for
the soul. We need to release these hidden things by finding a wise
prayer warrior, a seasoned Christian, an elder to talk with. If her
heart is right, she will lead you in the right direction and encourage
you in the Lord. But, be very careful whom you choose. Some peo-
ple might use your past against you.
Then there is a third step, and that requires you to go to those
you have hurt and ask them to forgive you. By doing this, you are
showing that person that God has truly changed you. It also shows
God that you are serious about your walk with Him, and that you
are sorry for your past mistakes. You will not only free your con-
science but help those you have hurt find the peace they may be
looking for, too
If we go to pray and remember that we have a problem with
someone, we are to go make it right and then come back and pray.
When we have offended someone, it will be like a wedge between
you and God, making it hard to press forward into His presence.
Anytime it is within your power to make things right with
someone, please do it. Please don't let regret torture you.
If you ever feel that your prayers are hindered, ask God to
show you what you need to do to clear the 'communication line.
Remember to never let pride or fear stop you from making things
right.
Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
yahoo.com or P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873. You can also
visit Penny Johnson's Web site at www.pennyjohnson.net or watch
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SCARED
"It scared me," Shayna said.
She's only 8 years old. There are a lot of things that could
scare an 8-year-old. Some could almost be laughable.
What scared her this time? "Mom made me sit on my dad's
lap; she wanted to take a picture of us."
Why would sitting on her dad's lap for a photograph scare her?
The Bible says, "Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children
." What did her father do?
Shayna was provoked to fear by what her father didn't do. Not
even once prior to this time had he made the effort to see her. Now
she was forced to have her photo taken with this scary stranger.-
In one night of passion, a man and a woman set in motion the
formula to bring into existence God's precious gift, a child. Other
decisions were made. And in that process it was decided not to fol-
low God's guidelines for raising a child.
Instead of scaring a child, the Bible describes a father's
responsibilities: "But tenderly rear them in the training and disci-
pline of the Lord."
"Tenderly rear them." The Bible says that children are a gift
from God. In that light, they should be nurtured and loved with the
utmost focus on their value in God's eyes. Listen, love, hug these
precious jewels.
"Training and discipline" show a child the way to live. Much
of this is through being a living example.
Then we come to the most important mandate for child rear-
ing, "of the Lord." Raise children in the way God prescribes. For
this, we've been given the Bible as an instruction manual. So, read
your Bible.
But, always and in everything, live what it says.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MTAG CUST FOR
ABBOT KINNEY MANAGEMENT, LLC, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 92 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006

Description of Property:

West 1/2 of the South 30 feet of Lot 19 and the
West 1/2 of Lot 20, of Block 32 of the Original
Survey of the Town of Bowling Green, Florida.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
W1/2 OF S 30 FT LOT 19 & W1/2 OF LOT 20
BLK 32 BOWLING GREEN RR SURVEY 04
33S 25E 135P94 265P385

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF CLARA G. FLO-
RES AND ASECDION ROSAS .

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 33873
on the 3r'day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 25"' 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.: 252008TD003XXXX :31 -21
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July 31,2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
July 27, a vehicle stolen on Dallas McClellan Road, a fight at
Whooping Crane/Sandpiper and thefts at Delaney Road and on
U.S. 17 North were reported.
July 26,.a fight at Golden Oaks Road was reported.

July 25, Alfonso Espinoza, 24, of 9364 Edan Dr., Tampa, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
July 25, Robert Waylon Murphy, 25, of 915 Seminole St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on charges of fail-
ure to appear and violation of probation.
July 25, Christopher Blaine Norman, 25, of 536 Mel Smith
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and
charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
July 25, Christopher Joseph Crum, 34, of 2003 Minor Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on two counts
of failure to appear.
July 25, criminal mischief on Parnell Road and a theft on
Hummingbird Lane were reported.
July 24, Mario Alberto Alvarado, 19, of 2105 Summut Ave.,
Avon Park, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of
contempt of court.
July 24, Mario Costilla, 32, of 4615 First St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with larceny -
petit theft.
July 24, Robert Alamia, 44, of 314 Manatee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and charged with deal-
ing in stolen property and fraud-false statement of ownership.
July 24, Juan Jamie Aleman, 48, of 310 Brink Ave., Sarasota,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of failure to appear.
July 24, Samuel Dean Alamia, 36, of 813 Dade St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of
a church or school, obstruction serving a search warrant, soliciting
drugs for health or safety, possession of drug paraphernalia and
contempt of court violation of an injunction for protection.
July 24, Gilbert Luna, 38, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
July 24, Anita Castillo, 33, of 1757 Cactus Ave., Wauchula,


was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia,
obstruction serving a search warrant and violation of probation.
July 24, Rebecca Patricia Rodriguez, 28, of 4107 Denver Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged
with larceny petit theft.
July 24, Carlos Alvarez, 22, of 238 Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with criminal mis-
chief damage to property.
July 24, tags stolen on Green Street and on Palmetto Street,
criminal mischief on Parnell Road and thefts on Elm Street and two
locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

July 23, Erick Estrada, 30, of 445 Calvert St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of contempt of court
- violation of an injunction for protection.
July 23, Frank Flores, 24, of 722 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with resisting an
officer by obstruction.
July 23, William Maxcy Gough, 33, of 329 River Chase
Circle, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged
with larceny petit theft.
July 23, a residential burglary on Moffitt Road, and thefts on
Alderman Road and Pear Street were reported.

July 22, Jeff Austin McCall, 32, of 233 Dixie Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
July 22, Laura Lee Fletcher, 31, of 1784 Doc Lindsey Road,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
failure to appear in c urt.
July 22, Stacy Michelle Payne, 19, of 714 S. Seminole Ave.,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
July 22, MarcusDarrel Hodges, 20, of 4770 Dixianna Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan and charged
with battery.
July 22, Christopher Jermaine Pace, 25, of 1629 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested on charged of sale of marijuana within
1,000 feet of a church, school or business and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
July 22, Catarino Orozco Gallardo, 22, of 4419 Dixianna Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
July 22, a tag stolen on Hardee Street, burglary of a con-
veyance on Fifth Street East, and thefts on Rigdon Road, U.S. 17,
North and Hampton Road were reported.

July 21, Tocory Daniels, 20, of 744 Chamberlain Blvd., Wau-
chula, was arrested by deputies Thomas Souther and Joe Marble
and charged with two counts battery and violation of probation.
July 21, Marshall Stephen Vaughan, 35, of 6374 W. Monti-
cello St., Homosassa, was arrested on charges of fleeing to elude
police with disregard for safety, possession of methamphetamine,


possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, resisting an
officer without violence, and two traffic charges.
July 21, Christy Lucella Pace, 28, of 1629 S. Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
July 21, thefts on Carlton Street, Sidney Roberts Road, Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue and Davis Street were reported.
WAUCHULA .
July 26, a vehicle stolen on LaPlaya Drive, criminal mischief
on South First Avenue and thefts on South Florida Avenue and
North Seventh Avenue were reported.

July 24, Krista Newsome, 30, of 2938 Bluebird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with pos-
session of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, smuggling
contraband into detention, purchase of dangerous drugs and a traf-
fic violation.
July 24, a residential burglary on South Florida Avenue was
reported.

July 23, Doug Wheeler Cramer, 56, of 240 Will Duke Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with
trespass on property other than a structure.

July 22, Marcus Darrel Hodges, 20, of 4770 Dixianna Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance and contempt
of court violation of an injunction for protection.
July 22, a residential burglary on South First Avenue was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
July 26, Gilbert Luna, of 4648 Maple Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with trespass
on property other than a structure.

July 22, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.



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THURSDAY
For since the world began
no one has seen or heard of
such a God as ours, Who
works for those who wait for
Him. You welcome those
-,;who cheerfully do g6od,
,,who follow your godly ways.
Isaiah 64:4-5 (TLB)

FRIDAY
Jesus said, "I am come that
they may have life, and may
have it in all its fullness. I am
the Good Shepherd, the
One who lays down His life
for the sheep . I am the
Good Shepherd: I know my
own sheep and My sheep
know Me ... My own sheep
listen to My voice. I know
them, and they follow Me ...
I give them eternal life and
they shall never perish.
John 10:10b-11,14,27 (NEB)

SATURDAY
You got me when I was an
unformed youth, God, and
taught me everything I know.
Now I'm telling the world
Your wonders; I'll keep at it
until I'm old and gray.
Psalm 71:17-18 (ME)

SUNDAY
So, may God our Father
Himself and our'Lord Jesus
guide our steps to you. May
He give you the same
increasing and overflowing
love for one another and
toward all men.
I Thessalonians 3:11-12a (PME)

MONDAY
It is better to be poor and
respect.the Lord than to be
wealthy and have much
trouble . Respect for the
Lord will teach you wisdom.
If you want to be honored,
you must be humble.
Proverbs 15:16, 33 (NCV)

TUESDAY
For we must all appear
before the judgment seat of
Christ, so that each one may
receive good or evil, accord-
ing to what he has done in
the body.
II Corinthians 5:10 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
But it is the spirit (of God) in
a man, the breath of the
Almighty, that gives him
understanding. It is not only
the old who are wise, not
only the aged who under-
stand what is right.
Job 32:8-9 (NIV)


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Greetings from Fort Green!
Mary Lois Crawley advised
son Todd and wife are expect-
ing twins in October and she
was looking forward to this
wonderful event. Mary Lois is
recovering well from her cata-
ract surgery. *
We all enjoyed the article
about Phil and Grace Glorius.
At one time, Phil probably had
over half of Fort Green insured
and collected their premiums at
home. In the olden days, the
insurance card would be kept in
the envelope, which usually
hung on a nail in a special place
in the home, like by the back
door! That was when insurance
was weekly or monthly debit
insurance. Those days are gone
forever! Kay Silverman was a
debit builder in Jacksonville.
This is a person who can sell
quickly and build up a debit and
then turn it over to another
agent. The debit builder repeats
the process. He loved selling
but found his niche when he
returned to Wauchula and began
selling cars! He would get up
and leave his Sunday dinner
when someone called and


would only be in town for the
day and needed a car!
Donald Samuels' mother,
Mrs. Hughes, has moved to
North Florida to live with her
daughter. Most of you baby
boomers will remember Mrs.
.Hughes from The Little Red
School House.
Edith Bassett, Sherman and I
had supper with Mr. and Mrs.
Leo Blink recently. She is a
good cook but is renowned for
her pies. You read about flaky
piecrust but her piecrust is
extremely flaky. They are a
very interesting couple to visit
and listen to the history they
have encountered.
I visited with Viola Carlton
recently. If you do not know
Viola, she is a beautiful lady but
just as beautiful inside as out-
side and another terrific cook.
Anything she cooks is picture
perfect and looks like it should
be in an advertisement but also
delicious when you take that
first bite! One dish she always
made for the Silverman Christ-
mas dinner is out of this world.
I have printed the recipe in sev-
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2008
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission
Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF August 14th & 28th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting August 28th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session August 22nd beginning at 8:30 a.m.
August 7th & 14th at 6:00 p.m. Joint Meeting with Planning &
Zoning Mosaic DRI
August 26th Primary Election Don't forget to vote!
October 13th Hardee County Library will be closed for all staff
to attend workshop
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF August 12th at 8:30 a.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night
of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 14th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
in Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF August 11th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 04th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF August 12th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health
Department Auditorium
MONTH OF August 12th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF August 26th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he/f will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such p he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of th dlEeeding is mad h record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which ff*appeal is to I.b baed,-
Dale Johnson, Chairman


find it when I want it! I am in
the habit of getting a good
recipe and then "forgetting"
where I put it.
Bernie Albritton said she had
made the Snicker cake that I
mentioned as being too hard for
met Bernie is another good
cook. She made Sherman a deli-
cious chocolate cake just be-
cause she is nice. She had baked
one for Greg Rawls and Sher-
man was there when she deliv-
ered it and she said "I'll make
you one" and she did!
Lee, Chrysta and Makayla
Chancey, and Betty and Clint
Walker attended a reunion at the
home of John and Barbara
Brannon in Bowling Green re-
cently. Family came from near
and far. Fort Green was the near
but family came from Virginia
and Michigan. They enjoyed
reminiscing and always there is
plenty of good food at a family
reunion.
Barbara Casey is recovering
from her wrist surgery. She was
operated on last Thursday in
Winter Haven. Since you never
know how long it will take to
recuperate, she and her sister
and Andrew enjoyed a Friday at
Cypress Gardens and, then the
next day Tim and Shaun were
added to the group and they had
a terrific time at Busch Gard-
ens.
Dennis, Beth and Jimmy
Sasser had a good vacation in
Missouri. They enjoyed the dif-
ferent scenery and Branson and
visiting with Beth's Aunt
Margaret. She is 90 and is plan-
ning on coming to Wauchula
this fall.
Billy Pippin gave some yel-
low squash to Betty Walker for
her to share with her church
family. They are good squash.
Billy Pippin is in need of our
prayer for his health. Please
remember him.
Helen Plumley is home from
the hospital but still needs our
prayers.
Fort Green had its annual ice
cream social last Sunday night.
Different people bring home-
made ice cream and the churns
are numbered. After tasting
and voting the winner to receive
the "golden ice cream scoop" is
announced. This year's winner
was Makayla Chancey and Bri-
anna Waters. They entered an
orange crush ice cream they had
made together.


By ANABEL RODRIGUEZ
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your full name?
A: Maria Eva Leon.
Q: Where and when were you
born?
A: I was born Dec. 6, 1953, in
Pinsan Glorado, Michoacan, Mexico.
Q: What did your parents do for a
living?
A: They worked by planting corn,
squash, chiles, tomatoes and many
other vegetables, which they basically
lived from.
Q: What were your responsibili-
ties?
A: My responsibilities including
cleaning,
making
tortillas
and
bringing
water from the well. Back in the day
there weren't stoves, so they made fires
to cook with.
Q: What did you do for fun?
A: We would swing, go talk to
friends, bathe in the river and wash
clothes in the river.
Q: What was life like?
A: Life was really a bad situation.
My family was poor and my parents
couldn't afford school. It wasn't only
my family, but it was almost everybody
else where I came from, too.
Q: What was your first job and
what was your salary?
A: My first job was to make tortillas
and food for the farm workers. I also
sold eggs and raised chickens and pigs.
I only got money when I went to the
pueblo to buy what my family needed.
Q: When you were young, what
did you want your career to be?
A: I wanted to be a teacher; but since
my family was poor, they could not
afford to take me to school.
Q: What were your parents' names
and where were they born?
A: My mother's name was Juana
Acosta Leyva and my father's name
was Agapo Cruz Aviyanada. Both of
my parents were born in Mexico.
Q: How many children did you
have?


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MTAG CUST FOR
ABBOT KINNEY MANAGEMENT, LLC, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of Issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 625 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006

Description of Property:

Lot 6 and West half of Lot 5 of Block 5 of the
Roberts and Skipper Resubdivision of the
Roberts and Skipper Addition to the Town of
Zolfo Springs Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
150, PAGE 367.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 6 & W1/2 OF LOT 5 BLK 5 R & S RE-SUB
OF R & S ADD LOCATED IN 26-34S-25E
150P367 524P122 (NC) NC-565P26

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

Name in which assessed: NORMAN C. PLACE.

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 33873
on the 3"day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 25th day of July, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax e file No.: 252008TD005XXXX 7:31-8:210


A: I had eight children all together,
three boys and five girls.
Q: Do you have any grandchil-
dren?
A: I have 10 grandchildren all
together, with one on the way.
Q: Was there an important event
that happened when you were
young?
A: I got a radio and a tape player.
Q: When you were young, what
were the latest technology trends?
A: The radio and the tape player
were the latest trends.
Q: Did you go to school and did
you like it?
A: No, I couldn't afford school.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: I didn't go to school because my
parents could not afford to pay for it.
Q: Did you play any sports or do
any activities at school?
A: There weren't any activities, and.I
could not afford it.
Q: Was there any kind of place
you liked or often went to when you
were young?
A: I liked to go to the fairs and rivers
to take baths; it was like a pool party.
Q: What is your favorite kind of
food that you like right now and
when you were younger?
A: I liked red mole, enchiladas and a
lot of Mexican food.
Q: Were there TVs and radios
when you were young?
A: Yes.
Q: What was your favorite kind of
candy and how much did it cost?
A: Colasiones and guayava cost 20
cents, and is two cents in U.S. dollars. I
also liked coconut cookies, which one
packet was sold for one peso and 10
cents in U.S. dollars.
Q: What was your favorite kind of
music?
A: Mexican music
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as anencouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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 33873
on the 27" day 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.: 252008T l 07:24-8:14c








July 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the "office of the county
court:
Juan Ramon Maldonado, 31,
'Wauchula, and Mya Torres, 28,
Wauchula.
Roger Elthon Cruz Ramos,
26, Pompano Beach, and Ro-
melia Berrios Colon, 31, Oak-
land Park.
Charles Preston Wood, 19,
Bowling Green, and Rosemary
Juanita Hernandez, 17, Bowling
Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
, Financial Independence Ser-
vices vs. Juma A. Halim, dis-
missed.
Financial Independence Ser-
vices vs. Jodi L. Taylor, stipu-
lated agreement approved.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Kimberly Surrency Harhai, vol-.
untary dismissal.
Tito Garay vs. Gloria Al-
varado, judgment of tenant
eviction.
Tito Garay vs. Frank Reyna,
judgment of tenant eviction.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Andrew D. Smith
and Daffney Michelle Smith,
default judgment.
Country Manor Associates
LTD d/b/a Country Manor
Apartments vs. Sharon Burt et
al,. default judgment set aside,
stipulated agreement approved,
case dismissed.
Asset Acceptance vs. Melissa
F. Whitaker, dismissed.

There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court last week due to the
judge's absence.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Yale Mortgage Corp. vs.
Gerald Poleon, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Daffney Michelle Smith vs.
Andrew David Smith, petition
for injunction for protection.


Carmen Devaky Sanchez and
Joshua Derek Sanchez, divorce.
Lorraine M. Loperfido vs.
Jose C. Santoya, damages.
Gary Gossett Jr. and Sheli C.
Gossett, divorce.
Celeste Powell vs. Paul Ed-
ward Simon, petition for in-
._nction for protection.
Samuel Hineman as trustee
vs. PM & SJC Property Invest-
ment, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Rodolfo Lopez, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Gloria M. Castillo and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Zenia Y. Colon, peti-
tion for child support.
Catalina Rocha and DOR vs.
Salvador Rocha, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Adolf Peter Pace vs. Dolgen-
corp Inc. d/b/a Dollar General,
damages.
Francisca Hernandez Lopez
and Marcelino Brito Juarez,
divorce.
Heather Cobb and DOR vs.
James Cobb Jr., petition for
administrative child support
order.
Cherylere Carlton and DOR
vs. Derrick Smalls, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Debra Lynn Soto and Isidro
Mendoza, divorce.
Rosa Alice Alvarado and
DOR vs. Brenda Alvarado, peti-
tion to enforce administrative
child support order.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Robin Knarr vs. Daniel Roy
Knarr, amended injunction for
protection.
Phuc Than Bach and DOR
vs. Hung Van Nguyen, volun-
tary dismissal of petition for
child support.
Carlos Benitez Jimenez and
Jacqueline Jaimes, petition for
divorce dismissed.
Janet K. Albritton and Martin
L. Albritton, divorce.


CITY OF WAUCHULA

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a
Budget meeting on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 5:45p.m.
in order to set the millage rate for the 2008-2009 budget
year. The meeting will be held at the Commission cham-
bers located at 225 E. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any per-
son. needing to make special arrangements, please noti-
fy the Office of the City Clerk at 863-773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
S/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 7:31c


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 requerirdn a cada elector, a entrar
el centro 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.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones
7:31 c



Colon&Lopez PA
I AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


courthouse Report


Raafat Zakhary vs. Sunrise
Community of Polk County
Inc. dismissed.
Florencio Ramos Hernandez
as personal representative vs
Sorrell Brothers Packing,,Co..
Inc., denial of defendant's peti-
tion for dismissal.
Wauchula State Bank, vs.
Dixie L. Rivers etal, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
Luke A. and Kathleen D.
Doyle vs. Guy B. Kimmer and
Kathy L. Kimmer .as attorney,
judgment clearing property
title.
DennisAR. Grantham and
Diane Grantham, divorce. -
Kayla Herrera vs. Benjamin
Herrera, amended injunction;
for protection. ,i-. -
Noel Dbnniece Henry ,andd
DOR vs. Cedric. Deshaun Sim-
mons, order on enforcement .of
administrative child support
order.
Sylvia Outley and DOR vs.
John Mosley, child support
order.
Amanda Sherrie Outley and
DOR vs. Javon Shondell
Dukes, child support order.,
Pam Swailes and Russell
Swailes, divorce.
Tracy Miller and Terri Miller,
dismissed for lack of progress.
Wells Fargo Bank as trustee
vs. Jorge Salpurido et al, judg-
ment of mortgage forei0losure.
Kandace WaynetteCoble and
DOR vs. Ronnie Rivers Jr.,
child support order.
Keri L. Taylor and DOR.. vs.
Osles Lazarre, child support
order. .: -, ., ,"
Josefina Rodriguez and DOR
vs. David Rodriguez, child sup-
port order.
Jeanne Newsome and DOR
vs. Karista Newsome-Barista,
child support order. ,
Elena Chavis and DOR vs.
Angie Lee Chavira, child sup-
port order. :
Cassandra Coney vs. Scott J.
Carlton, dismissed. .-:
Emprise Dionne Hines and
DOR vs. Nathaniel Perry. Sr.,
child support modified. ..
The CIT Group Consumet
Finance Inc. vs. Travis. J.
Mitchell, Megan E. Mitchell et
al, judgment of mortgage fore-
closure. .
Warren Stang vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of
inmate status denied.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Patricia R. Ward and DOR
vs. Michelle L. Parker
April Denise Hunt and DOR
vs. Terry Samuel Hunt.
Christine Annette Doying


.-and DOR vs. Rickey Lee Fulk.
Sheana Denise Hamilton and
;DOR vs. Otis Jerome Faulk.
Barbara A. Hatton -and DOR
vs. Robert Edward-Hatton.
I Kera Marie Bartolo and
DOR'vs.-Dean Anthony Barto-
lo.
Lynne M. Moiales and DOR
vs. -Rushin Dealasalaam Elli-
son.

Court-ordered certificates
:of child support. delinquency
'were filed recently. in the
office of the circuit court clerk
'in the following cases:.
Brian K. McQuaig vs. Amy
R. McQuaig. ,
Melissa ,L. Reardon vs.
Michael N. Kedziol.
Kera M. Bartolo vs: Dean A.
Bartolo. ..
Guillermina Alvarez -vs. Jose
Mota-Sanchez' .
Juanita. Gugle vs. Jesse
Moore.
Lorie J. Ayers vs. Mitchell A.
Ayers.,
Neomi, Ramos vs. Ramiro
Ramirez Jr.
-.Maria. Avalos -vs. -Miguel J.
Avalos.,
Betty A. Roland vs. William
D. Roland Jr.
SMariaD. Munoz vs. Carlos
Trujillo,
Brenda M. Olson vs. James
W. McClendon.
Sylvia.L. Henry vs. Christo-
pherM. Owens-
Frances S. Thompson vs.
Carlos Martinez.

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. Seiitences 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.
Sherrie Jo Hedgepeth, pos-
session ofalprasalon and pos-
session of methadone, trans-
ferred to drug pretrial interven-
tion program.
Rufus Minor Howell, posses-
sion of methamphetamine with
intent to sell, one year one day
Florida State Prison -with credit
for time served (CTS), .$520
fine, and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees.and $100 cost-
of prosecution (COP) placed on
lien; possession of, drug para-
phernalia, time served.
Rito Melendez Jr., violation
of probation (original charges


possession of drug parapherna-
lia, resisting and officer without
violent force and felony driving,
while license suspended), pro-
bation revoked, new two-year
drug offender probation, drug
evaluation and treatment, cur-
few, no use of drugs or contact
with anyone who uses drugs,
warrantless search and seizure,
random screening, no alcohol
or bars.
Raul. Molina, dealing in
stolen property, 'probation two
years, $520 fine and court costs,
$150 public defender fee, $100
COP, 75 hours.community ser-
vice.
Jennifer Verrell Nichols, fel-
ony driving while license sus-
pended and possession of sus-
pended license, transferred to
county criminal traffic court.
Wesley Petiphar, selling co-
caine within 1,000 feet of a
church, adjudication withheld,
four years drug offender proba-
tion, curfew, no alcohol or bars,
random screening, evaluation
and treatment, warrantless
search and seizure, $520 fine
and court costs, $340 public
defender fees, $100 COP.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or'
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Clayton Wade Stickle to
James E. III and Barbara D.
Hand, $127;000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf


PUBLIC NOTICE
OF INTENT TO CONSIDER A
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

The HARDEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and
MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC
(hereinafter MOSAIC)
intend to consider a
Development Agreement pursuant to Chapter
163.3221, FLORIDA STATUTES, for-the pur-
pose of implementing economic mitigation for
MOSAIC's South Fort Meade Hardee County
(SFM-HC) phosphate mine.

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the PLANNINGIZONING BOARD will
consider the Development Agreement at a
.J9INT pUBLIC HEARING,
at 6:00' P.M. or as soon, thereafter on
Thursday, August 07, 2008,
and
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will receive a recommendation and consider the
Development Agreement at a
PUBLIC HEARING at 6:00 P.M. or as soon
thereafter on
Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Public Hearings will be held in the
County Commissioners' Board Room
Courthouse Annex, Rm. 102
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula, FL
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
The SFM-HC phosphate mine is proposed to be located in northeastern
Hardee County bordering Polk County to the north and the Peace River
to the west, as more specifically depicted on the map below. The SFM-
HC will include a total mine area of 10,856 acres, of which 7,756 acres
will be mined or disturbed and 3,100 acres will not be disturbed.
Proposed development uses include construction of the "ditch and
bern' systems, installation of. mine Infrastructure, land. clearing,
excavation of phosphate ore, backfilling of minded land with residual
sand and clay, and reclamation of mined land through grading,
contouring and revegetation. Mine infrastructure will consist of a
system of mine access corridors, three clay settling areas, and three
surface water discharge points. The SFM-HC will use the existing
beneficiation plant in Polk County. No residential density is proposed.
Intensity of development and building height is limited to that
associated with large-scale mining activity.

Copies of the proposed Development Agreement can be obtained at the
County Manager's office during weekdays between the hours of 8:00
A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Courthouse Annex, Room 103,412 West Orange St
Wauchula, FL.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two (2) working days prior to public hearings.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County
Unified Land Development Code. All interested persons shall have the
right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Board shall rely solely
on testimony that Is relevant and,material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any
decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN, that MTAG CUST FOR
ABBOT KINNEY MANAGEMENT, LLC, the holder of
the following certificate has filed.said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance,,the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:


YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006


Description of Property:

Lot#15, Branch, Park Mobile. Home Park
Estates, 1st Add, Bowling Green, Hardee Co.
Fla. as per plat Book-3, pag 47.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
677, PAGE 731.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

Lot 15, BRANCH PARK MOBILE HOME
ESTATES FIRST ADDITION, Hardee County,
Florida, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 47, Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.

AND
LOT 15
BRANCH PARK MH ESTATES 1ST ADD
AD481P371 622P1165 SBR-661P322
671P1108 677P731

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

Name in which assessed: MILAGROS C. JOHNSON
AND LOUIS M. JOHNSON

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 33873
on the 3"day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 18"' 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.: 252008TD004XXXX 7:31-:2c
7:31-8:21c


Resort LLC vs. Ernest R. 'and
Ruth Ann Hall as trustees,
$149,700. *
Wauchula State 'Bank to
George and Gwendolyn Patter-
son, $275,000.
Steven Reed Lewis to. Bran-
don Scott Lewis, $118,040.
Robert Stuart Lewis to Bran-
.ddn Scott Lewis, $118,040.
Susan Joy Miller to Brandon,
Scott Lewis, $118,040.
Sarah Jane Lewis to Brandon
Scott Lewis, $118,040..
Richard and Shoua Thao.
Khang to Pheng Khang and Xai.
N. Khang, $10,000..
Jeril R. and Janice B. Clenny
to Jed C. and Robin C. Weeks,
. $90,000.
3B Housing LLC to Kariab
and Rebecca Phillips, $45,000.
Ralph H. and Monica L.
Pflugh to Jimmy 0. and Jackie
L. Dean, $147,000.

People have been known to
achieve more as. a result of
working with others than
against them.
-Dr. Allan Fromme


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will continue to apply after 24-month commitment unless customer downgrades from qualifying programming (America's Top 100, America's Top 200, DishLATINO Plus, DishLATINO Dos, DishLATINO Max) plus local channels or removes qualifying dual-tuner DVR '
receiver from account. Then-current prices will apply for all programming and equipment fees. DISH Network is a registered trademark of DISH Network L.L.C. @ 2008 Embarq Holdings Company LLC. All rights reserved. The name EMBARQ and the jet logo are
trademarks of Embarq Holdings Company LLC. EMB1-08-06485
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