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Wauchula, Fla
Publication Date: August 14, 2008
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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 36
4 Sections, 38 Pages


46 .'

I Thursday, August 14, 2008


Garbage


Collection


Fee Rises
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fuel costs are eating up yet
another essential of life.
Garbage collection for the
unincorporated areas of the
county will increase $11.54,
effective with the start of the
new fiscal year, Oct. 1.
The increase will show up on
residents' tax bills as the Solid
Waste Assessment. Municipal
residents will pay it with their
utility bills.
At its July 31 meeting, the
Hardee County Commission
approved resolutions to set
Solid Waste. and Fire-Rescue
assessments. They had more
trouble approving the Fire-
Rescue Assessment, splitting on
a 2-2 vote on the first motion, as
Commissioner Nick Timmer-
man was absent.
SOLID WASTE
Hardee County Disposal Inc.,
which has the franchise for
garbage collection in the unin-
corporated areas of the county,
cited fuel costs as the need for
an unusual increase.
Each year, the company gets
a Consumer Price Index in-'
crease automatically. For the
next fiscal year, that amounts to
$3.45.
But diesel fuel cost increased
from $2.85 per gallon in July
2007 to $4.86 per gallon this
July. The company has five
trucks, three used solely for res-
idential services in the 632.6
square miles of the county from
county border to county border,
north and south, east and west.
According to Jeff Thompson,
the company's general manag-
er, there are a minimum of two
trips a week on every route.
With fuel costs even idling
at pickup uses fuel trucks are
averaging a little over three
miles per gallon.
Although a commercial rate
increase was granted effective
June 1, Thompson and compa-
ny owners Andy and Sophia
Bonjokian, have found it neces-
sary to ask that both residential
and commercial rates increase
with the start of the new fiscal
year.
They are asking a residential
increase of $8.09 per year per
household in addition to the
$3.45 CPI increase. That will
add $11.54 to the annual assess-
ment. Because the disposal cost
See GARBAGE 3A


FEATHERED FEEDER


Wauchula Man



Shot Outside Home


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 23-year-old Wauchula man
was shot outside his home late
Saturday night as he headed out
to meet friends at a nearby park.
City Police Chief William
Beattie said the shooting
occurred at about 11:13 p.m.
outside the man's residence in
the 400 block of North Ninth
Avenue. The man fell to the
ground in the alleyway which
runs by Louisiana Street, he
said.
A single bullet hit the man in
the upper right thigh. He was
taken to Tampa General Hospit-
al, where he is recovering from
his wound, Beattie said.
Meanwhile, officers are
actively investigating the case,


he said, talking with witnesses,
reviewing video tapes from a
nearby business and sorting out
evidence and statements.
The victim has been unable
to provide a full description of
his assailant, the chief said. He
has said, however, that the
shooter was a black man and
that he ran westward through
the alley after firing his gun.
The bullet, Beattie said,
remains lodged in the man's leg.
He is expected to fully recover.
Beattie said witnesses at the
home told police that the victim
had been arguing with another
man just minutes before on his
cell phone. That caller, they
said, had threatened to kill the
victim.
See WAUCHULA 2A


Mosaic Plan Up For

Final Public Hearing


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
This bird feeder is quite a draw for the inhabitants of the Lisa Drive area of Wauchula,
hosting both the feathered and the furry, from big to small. While squirrels can often
be seen taking advantage of this fast-food outlet, this time a woodpecker is spotted fill-
ing his beak without having to bang any bark. The feeder is welcome relief for Woody
and birds of every variety.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Perhaps the final public hear-
ing on the Mosaic Mining Plan
is scheduled for this evening
Thursday).
The Hardee County Com-
mission will meet at 6 p.m. in
its chambers at Courthouse
Annex I, Room 102, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula.
It was set as the second of
two public hearings on the pro-
posed economic mitigation
agreement between Mosaic
Fertilizer LLC and the county,
providing $42 million over 10
years for the county to establish
the infrastructure and business
incentives for new and expand-
ing businesses in the county,


replacing mining jobs that will
eventually end.
The commission and county
Planning & Zoning Board met
in joint session last week to
consider the financial agree-
ment. After two hours, the P& Z
decided, on a split vote, to rec-
ommend approval to the com-
mission. Roger Conley, Vida
Tomlinson, Oscar Ortiz and
Charles Parker voted for it. Don
Chancey and James Barncord
voted against it.
P&Z also recommended
approval of the Major Special
Exception and the Development
of Regional Impact (DRI),
which includes the 25-year
master mining and reclamation
See MOSAIC 3A


Local Man BACK TO SCHOOL


Community Calendar....4A
Crime Blotter.................5C
Fishing Report...............2A
Hardee Living................2B
Obits..............................4A
Roundups......................4A




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year.
The award recognizes out-
standing contributions in educa-
tion, the presenter noted, say-
ing, "Under Dr. Gibbs' leader-
ship, students in the six-county
area of the (Heartland Edu-
cation Consortium) have en-
joyed academic gains influ-
enced by many of the consor-


See LOCAL 2A


PHOT o Yv SAVANNRlv -AnI In
Teachers and students all across Hardee County are trading In their paperbacks for textbooks and swimsuits for
backpacks as a brand-new school year inches closer. Teachers made the trek back to the classroom this past
Monday, getting ready for all those desks to be filled this coming Monday as students make the return. These young-
sters, however, are already filling the hallways at North Wauchula Elementary School. Putting the finishing touches
on one of the many wall murals which liven up the walkways are (from left) Emelie Wolgast, Austin Wallace and Emily
Bennett.








2A The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2008


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Tampa Bay Rays continue to lead the American League
East and are looking like they will make the playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Bucs looked good in their opening preseason
win over the Miami Dolphins.

The Hardee High Wildcats are working hard for their upcom-
ing Kickoff Classic here Aug. 29 against the Auburndale
Bloodhounds. Last year's game was rained out.

The Wauchula City Commission Monday night voted to give
Wauchula boxer Edner Cherry $1,500 toward his training expens-
es for his upcoming September 13 light welterweight title bout in -
Biloxi, Miss. This was from leftover hurricane funds.

County Commission candidate Donny Waters told voters
Tuesday night he has "never served on a board before but always
has been on the other end of one." He also cited his last name, say-
ing he "will make some waves."
If Waters is.not elected, he has a future in standup comedy.

Gasoline prices fell to $3.65 this week in Wauchula for regu-
lar unleaded. That is an encouraging sign.

We urge Hardee County voters to go to the polls for important
elections on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The United States and China are in a close race for the most
medals in the 2008 World Olympics in Beijing. American swimmer
Michael Phelps has set a record for most Olympic gold medals.

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Investigators are working to
determine if the phone call and
the shooting are related.
Witnesses also said that after
the victim hung up from the
call, he left the house to meet
with them at Oak Street Park.
When he did not arrive after 10
to 15 minutes, one woman
became concerned.
She told police that she then
received a two-way call from


8/14/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 8:05 pm
LoD: 13:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:51 pm
Sets: 4:40 am
Major Times
10:19 am-12:19 pm
10:45 pm-12:45 am
Minor Times
4:36 am-5:36 am
5:02 pm-6:02 pm
Prediction
Best
8/15/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 8:05 pm
LoD: 13:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:29 pm
Sets: 5:39 am
Major Times
11:34 pm-1:34 am
11:59 am-l:59 pm
Minor Times


6:16 am-7:16 am
6:41 pm-7:41 pm
Prediction
Better
8/16/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:59 am
Sets: 8:04 pm
LoD: 13:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:02 pm
Sets: 6:37 am
Major Times
12:19 am-2:19 am
12:44 pm-2:44 pm
Minor Times
7:01 am-8:01 am
7:26 pm-8:26 pm
Prediction
Best
8/17/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:59 am
Sets: 8:03 pm
LoD: 13:04:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:34 pm
Sets: 7:36 am


the victim, who was screaming
that he had been shot.
The woman ran from the park
back toward the house, finding
the man lying on the ground in
the alley at the south side of the
house.
Police were called, as were
ambulance personnel.
A search for the shooter pro-
duced no results, Beattie said.
The investigation continues.


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Prediction
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8/18/2008
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Sets: 8:02 pm
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Moon Data
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Sets: 8:34 am
Major Times
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2:15 pm-4:15 pm
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8:57 pm-9:57 pm
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8/19/2008
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Sets: 8:01 pm


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Moon Data
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Sets: 9:33 am
Major Times
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3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Minor Times
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9:42 pm-10:42 pm
Prediction
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8/20/2008
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Sets: 8:00 pm
LoD: 12:59:00
Moon Data
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Minor Times
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CLUES ACROSS
1. Insures depositors
5. Hamilton's duelling opponent
9. What part of (abbr.)
12. Mayhem
14. One of the Algonquian people
15. _tor: speaker
16. Two-dimensional
18. Phonograph recording
19. Angeles
20. Toronto Port Authority
21. Pharmacist
23. A paranormal ability
24. Blood-sucking African fly
25. A dog of mixed breed
27. Window latches (Brit.)
28. Assuredness.
30. Atomic #27
31. Charlie Rose on PBS is one
36. Physician's moniker


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2. Decaliter
3. Marsh elder
4. Derision
5. Number, in base two (abbr.)
6. Dan Tanna actor R. h
7. N.W. Iranian city
8. A space set back or indented
9. Ones active in party politics
10. Triggered arrow weapon
11. Gustatory perceptions
13. Gelatine case for medicine
17. Any bird of prey
22. Manpower
26. Tobacco mosaic virus
28. At a rapid tempo
29. The sharp part of a tool
31. Visualizes


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38. Volcanic craters
41. S. Pakistan region along
Indus river
42. Related on the father's side
44. A strong pull
45. The lightest metal known
47. Point midway between E
and SE
48. Black tropical American
cuckoo
49. Having an outer covering
51. Scan words again
55. Harmless cyst
56. Beano
57. Saponaceous
58. Equal (prefix)
59. Soluble ribonucleic acid
60. St. Paul's architect Christopher



32. Winged goddess of the
dawn
33. Author
34. Head cavities
35. Shrub fence
38. Lilongwe is the capital
39. Exclamation of approval
40. Small cut branches
43.18th C. mathematician
Leonhard
46. Buddenbrooks author
Thomas
50. Arrived extinct (abbr.)
52. Corn seed spike
53. To mimic or imitate
54. Text question "Did you
notice?"


tium's innovative programs and
initiatives.
"His knowledge and support
of public education in Florida is
immense," he concluded.
In accepting the honor,
Gibbs, of Wauchula, acknowl-
edged his family, his friends
and his colleagues along with
the secretaries who help him
keep track of his varied duties.
Gibbs was nominated for the
statewide award by Dr. Sylvia
Collins. In addition to the nom-
ination form, letters were writ-
ten on his behalf by a number of
colleagues and friends.
His "passion for, education"
was exhibited by a summary of
his career.
Gibbs began as a math
teacher at Hardee Senior High
School in 1970. He continued
his own education at the time,
earning a master's degree from
the University of South Florida
and then becoming a guidance
counselor at the school.
Later, he became principal of
the south campus of Hardee
Junior High School. From
there, Gibbs moved to the dis-


trict offices as director of per-
sonnel and staff development. .
Gibbs then became assistant
superintendent for business
management, followed by
assistant superintendent of cur-
riculum.
During those years, Gibbs
was credited with revising the
district's Master Inservice Plan,
co-founding the Hardee Edu-
cation Foundation and the
Hardee County Schools Hall of
Fame, establishing a district
science fair, and initiating the
countywide Teacher of the Year
recognition.
In 1995, Gibbs attained his
doctorate degree, leaving the
local school system to take a
position as executive director of
the Heartland Education Con-
sortium. The consortium serves
six small counties, including
Hardee.
Gibbs is also known for his
church and community efforts,
serving as organist at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula, a
worker with Habitat For
Humanity, and a member of
Kiwanis.


A Solution To


Traffic Congestion


Many Americans may soon
be on track to save time, money
and energy, one expert explains.
Over the next 50 years, our
country's population will
expand by 120 million people.
If highway capacity grows no
faster than it has in the past 25
years, by 2035, Americans will
be spending 160 hours-or four
work weeks-a year sitting in
traffic.
As a nation, we can't possibly
build enough roadways to
accommodate these demands.
Yet, as we scramble to find a
solution that will reduce con-
gestion, improve mobility,
lower fuel emissions and
decrease dependency on foreign
oil, we may have overlooked
one form of surface transporta-
tion that offers us a proven solu-
tion-public transit.
The answer is balance.
A balanced transportation
system integrates multiple
modes of transportation, includ-
ing light-rail, bus rapid transit
and high-speed rail. The bene-
fits of public transit are many:
Saves time and conserves
fuel-541 million hours and
340 million gallons, according
to the Texas Transportation
Institute's (TTI) report on con-
gestion.
Saves travelers money-
Americans living in areas
served by public transportation
save $18 billion annually in
congestion costs.
Promotes cleaner air-By
reducing the nation's carbon
emissions by 37 million metric
tons a year-equivalent to the
electricity used by 4.9 million
households.


Public transportation can also
help bridge socioeconomic
divisions within cities and ulti-
mately preserves our quality of
life.
Unfortunately, public transit's
full potential has not been real-
ized because we have relied pri-
marily on interstate highways
for the past 50 years-a system
that edges closer to being inca-
pable of handling today's im-
mense commercial and travel
demands with each passing day.
It's in such peril that the
American Society of Civil
Engineers gave our highways a
grade of D in its most recent
assessment.
Some new investment is
bringing public transit systems
to more Americans, but existing
systems continue to require
reinvestment to replace aging
infrastructure.
Right now, major U.S. transit
agencies are, borrowing to
maintain operations, even as
they increase fare6 and cut back
service.
Building more highways is
essential, but isn't enough. We
must push for a funding system
that will support an investment
in public transit, helping to
bring balance to our nation's
transportation system.
Peter Gertler is national'
director of public transit servic-
es for HNTB Corporation, an
engineering, architecture and
planning firm.
The company is working on
the nation's top public transit
projects, including MetroLink,
St. Louis, Mo.; Caltrains, San
Francisco and San Jose, Calif.;
and Sound Transit, Seattle and
Tacoma, Wash.


Preventing Wildfires


Americans are serious about
snuffing out wildfires, as a
growing number of people have
learned to take fire prevention
steps when they spend time out-
doors.
Still, wildfires burned an
average of 6.5 million acres in
the U.S. annually over the last
10 years.
Research shows that many
Americans believe that light-
ning starts most wildfires. In
fact, more than 88 percent of
wildfires nationwide are started
by humans and the majority of
these are accidental.
The principal causes are
campfires left unattended, trash
burning on windy days, careless
discarding of smoking materials
and BBQ coals, and operating
equipment without spark ar-
restors.
Fortunately, a new series of
public service advertisements
(PSAs) may help reverse some
of these trends. Created by The.
Advertising Council, in partner-
ship with the USDA Forest
Service and the National
Association of State Foresters,
they feature the iconic Smokey
Bear and are designed to edu-
cate even more Americans
about their role in wildfire pre-
vention.
Reaching New Audiences
Since his introduction on
August 9, 1944, Smokey Bear's
message about wildfire preven-
tion has helped to significantly
reduce the number of acres
burned annually.
The new round of PSAs con-


tinues to remind Americans
about the importance of wild-
fire prevention, but, for the first
time, the campaign includes a
message urging young adults to
practice fire safety habits and to
step in when others act careless-
ly.
It will be bolstered by a sec-
ond series of wildfire-preven-
tion PSAs that features charac-
ters from Walt Disney's Sleep-
ing Beauty and is meant to
reach parents and children.
Smart Tips
The PSAs direct audiences to
the redesigned website, www.
smokeybear.com, for informa-
tion about wildfire prevention.
The site encourages visitors
to take the "Get Your Smokey
On" pledge to practice fire safe-
ty and features tips, including:
To put out a campfire, pour
water on embers, stir ashes with
a shovel and repeat until cool.
Never use stoves, lanterns
and heaters inside a tent.
Never take burning sticks
out of a fire.
A Familiar Face
According to a recent Ad
Council survey, Smokey Bear
and his famous words of wis-
dom-"Only You Can Prevent
Wildfires"-are recalled by 3
out of 4 adults without prompt-
ing.
In addition to the PSAs and
website, Smokey Bear has his
own ZIP code, school lesson
plan and even U.S. postage
stamp.
For more information, visit
www.smokeybear.com.


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August 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


plan and the unit plan.
One of the issues raised by
Dennis Mader president of 3PR
was the schedule of these public
hearings. At its June meeting on
these issues, the commission
had said the pair of public hear-
ings would be on Aug. 7 and
Aug. 21. At that time, it was
believed P&Z .would have a
regular zoning meeting on Aug.
14., but there were no new
applications to be heard then.
Accordingly, the second pub-
lic hearing was moved up to
Aug. 14. Mader objected, say-
ing he had scheduled an eco-
nomic specialist, who could
come on Aug. 21, but not on
Aug. 14. He alleged the special-
ist would prove that about $8
million in economic degrada-
tion would be done by mining,
in taxes and lost jobs on agri-
cultural land which will never
be replaced, and other damages.
Readvertising and changing
the second meeting to Aug. 21
as originally intended would
cost about $60. However, at the
close of last week's meeting,
the commission opted to contin-
ue the meeting to the "date cer-
tain," Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.


Jimmy Hill
(863) 781-3090


In his initial presentation,
-Parker Keen, assistant vice-


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president of land development
for Mosaic, ran a short power
point taken from Margaret
Stringer's book "Watch Wau-
chula Win," showing how times
in Wauchula have changed
since it was occupied by the
Seminole Indians, to such
notable businesses as Beeson's
Drug Store, which no longer
exists. The manufacturing and
timber industries cleared land,
which opened it up for farming
and ranching. The first phos-
phate mining company was in
Zolfo Springs in 1882. Keen
has worked in local mining
since 1977.
Keen noted that change is
ongoing, but it is important'to
create change correctly with
good decisions. That was the
basis of the economic mitiga-
tion agreement creating eco-
nomic sustainability for the
county.
Mosaic owns 20 percent of
the county's 400,000 acres. "As
a large owner, we have a large
responsibility," he said. He
explained Hardee County's
unique status as one of the


Dan Hill
(863) 781-3091


RACEC (Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern) counties, a
designation the state gave to
several counties desperately in
need of economic growth.
When Mosaic helps the coun-
ty improve and provides a
prime opportunity to develop
reclaimed land, it maximizes
the company's asset value,
Keen said. The county can use
other land for business and
industry and Mosaic is glad to



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is unchanged at $70, the total
residential assessment will be
$173.20 annually.
Commercial collection rates
vary by the size and amounts
collected, starting with a one-
cubic-yard bin once a week at
$77.90 per month to a six-
cubic-yard bin collected six
times a week at $1,222.40 per
month.

FIRE-RESCUE
Although there was no
change in, the Fire-Rescue
Assessment, Commissioner
Bobby Ray Smith dissented on
renewing it because of his con-
cern for the land use category of
49 cents per acre.
Commissioner Gordon Nor-
ris also dissented, saying he
wanted more information on the
figure quoted for annual Fire-
Rescue costs of $1.7 million to
be apportioned among all par-
cels.
Bonnie Heggie, non-adval-
orem specialist, and Janice
Williamson, director of finance
and budget, reminded the com-
mission that the assessment
amounts had to be provided to
the Property Appraiser's office
within a week in order to be
included on the TRIM (Truth In
Millage) notices. If it isn't pro-
vided in a timely manner, the
county would have to send out
notices, at an estimated cost of
$5,000.
Ken Evers, county attorney,
said any change in the assess-
ment would require a public
hearing and there might not be
enough time to amend it for this
year's assessment.
Lex Albritton, county manag-
er, explained that the land
assessment js only one-fourth
of the recommended level. Thel'"
county makes up the difference,
about $875,000 (which includes
non-profit assessments as well)
from General Revenue. .
Commissioners then voted 4-
0 to continue the assessment as
it is this year, $136 per dwelling
unit, and the same commercial,
industrial-warehouse, institu-
tional, transient occupancy and
land rate'.
Smith and Norris joined com-
missioners Dale Johnson and
Minor Bryant in approving it
this year, with a promise to
begin planning much earlier to
change it next year.


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ing on the Peace River and its
tributaries, as well as advertise-
ment and promotion of the
county as a place to visit or
locate one's business.
Third is the development of
alternative water supply options
such as reservoirs, Aquifer
Storage and Recovery systems,
technology, seasonal enhance-
ment of minimum flows and
other such technologies.


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Finally, there is creation of an
economic development catalyst
to attract business, such as. an '
airport, commerce or industrial
park, alternative energy re-
search center, health care com-
plex, and community centers
and civic centers related to visi-
tor/tourism. That does not in-
clude government infrastructure
such as schools, jail, libraries
and other public buildings.


partner with the county to work
in unison, march to the same
beat. "Mosaic is stepping up to
the plate. It has been a difficult
and time-consuming task to do
the right thing createt this agree-
ment). It means both the com-
pany and the county will have
to do things right in spending
the money wisely for the best of
the county."
The financial agreement calls
for Mosaic to more or less
match the severance tax monies
it already pays per ton of ore
mined. Rather than spread that
over the 25 years of the life of
the mine, Mosaic will make the
money available early in the
mining process so the county
can proceed with economic
development. It will come in
two $5 million payments fol-
lowed by eight $4 million pay-
ments.
Of that money, $500,000
each year will go directly into
the county's General Revenue
Fund. The balance will go to the
county Industrial Development
Authority, which will develop
projects for it in conjunction
with the Economic Develop-
ment Council, Chamber of
Commerce and county and city
economic development offices.
Chancey and Barncord felt all
the money should come to the
commission, to disburse to the
IDA, EDA or whatever as it felt
was best for economic develop-
ment or mitigation. Keen and
county Economic Development
Director Bill Lambert respond-
ed that annual fiscal audits and
periodic performance audits
would show the money was
being used in the most effective
way for the best of the residents
of the county.
The agreement suggests four
categories of use. First is infra-
structure, such as roads, turn
lanes, traffic signals, water and
wastewater, landfill and tele-
communications necessary for
economic development to oc-
cur.
Second is for development of
ecotourism opportunities focus-


When it comes to making
decisions about the kind of
health care they'll receive in the
future, many Americans are
willing to put off those deci-
sions for as long as possible.
That's especially true when it
comes to crafting what's known
as an advance directive.
An advance directive is a
document that names a person
to be your spokesperson and
who can describe how you want
to be treated when you can no
longer make your own health
care decisions.
A recent poll from Harris In-
teractive commissioned by the
American Bar Association
shows that while more than
three-quarters of Americans
know they need to plan how
they want to be cared for if they
are incapacitated and unable to
make health care decisions,
fewer than one-third have actu-
ally appointed someone to act
on their behalf.
Many people are afraid to
verbalize their wishes, fearing
that putting their decisions
about health care in writing
makes the need for them more
real, or fearing they will give
another person control over
their person or possessions.
Giving up the right to make
one's own decisions is just one
of the prevailing myths about
health care advance directives.
The fact is that as long as a
person is competent, he or she
can revoke the directive or
overrule a proxy's decision.
Another myth is that an
advance directive always means


"do not treat." The reality is that
an advance directive expresses
what a person wants and does
not want.
For one person, it may indi-
cate continuing treatment
against all odds. In another
instance, it may indicate the
person just wants to be made
comfortable.
Advance directives can take
the form of a health care power
of attorney or a health care
proxy that names an individual
to make decisions on a person's
behalf; a living will that out-
lines specific actions caregivers
should take during treatment;
and a combination of the two,
such as a document that
addresses a person's medical,
personal, emotional and spiritu-
al needs.
A consumer kit from the
American Bar Association's
Commission on Law & Aging
contains 10 tools that look at
how to select a health care;
proxy, what to do after signing
the advance directive, a guide
for health care proxies and
additional resources.
To download a copy, visit
http://www.abanet.org/aging/to
olkit/home.html, or send your
e-mail address to the American
Bar Association, Commission
on Law and Aging, 740 15th
Street, N.W., Washington, DC
20005-1019.
An advance directive is a
document that names a person
to be your spokesperson when
you can no longer make your
own health care decisions.


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DALE THOMAS
Dale Thomas, 68, of Winter
Haven, died, Wednesday, Aug.
6, 2008, at his home.
Born Sept. 10, 1939, in
Bowling Green, he had been a
longtime resident of Sebring,
,moving to Winter Haven in
2004. He was a land surveyor
and the owner/operator of Dale
Thomas Land Surveying Inc. in
Highlands County for 34 years.
He was a Master Mason of Fort
Green Lodge #216, a member
of the Florida Society. of Pro-
fessional Land Surveyors,
American Congress on Sur-
veying and Mapping and was of
the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Fred and Ethel
(Barley) Thomas; three broth-
ers, Fred Thomas Jr., Wayne
Thomas and Eddie Thomas.
Survivors include his wife
Wanda Thomas of Winter
Haven; one son, Kevin Thomas
and wife Kathryn of Bowling
Green; one sister, Doris Thorn-
ton of Bowling Green; one
brother,. Ronnie Thomas of
Bowling Green; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Friday, Aug. 8, at the funeral
home with the Rev. George Hall
officiating. Interment followed
at Lakeview Memorial Gard-
ens in Avon Park.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
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SHELLEY ALVIN
HUDDLESTON
Shelley Alvin Huddleston,
95, of Bowling Green, died
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in
Wauchula.
Born in Senoia, Ga., on
March 13, 1913, he had been
a long-time resident of Bowl-
ing Green. Prior to his retire-
ment he was a citrus grower
and a shoe salesman for the
J.W. Earnest Co. He was a
member of the American
Legion Post No. 2, and was
also a member of the First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green for 83 years.
Huddleston was a decorat-
ed World War II veteran,
serving in the U.S. Army in
the European Theater of Op-
erations, including tours in
Great Britain, France and
Germany. In Frankfort, Ger-
many, he served under Gen.
Dwight Eisenhower as T-4
Sergeant in the Battle of the
Bulge. He also saw action at
D-Day in Normandy.
He was preceded 'in death
by his wife, Hortense
Huddleston.
Survivors include one
niece, Erriestine B. Durrance
of Bowling Green; one neph-
ew, Ben Britt of Cape Coral;
and many great-nieces and
nephews including Ronnie
and Diana Durrance, Bruce
and Janice Durrance and
Jeffri and Jo Durrance.
Visitation was held Satur-
day, Aug. 9, at the First Bap-
tist of Bowling Green with
the Rev. Roland Davis, the
Rev. Jim Williams and the
Rev. Blake Albritton officiat-
ing. Interment followed at the
Bowling Green Cemetery
with military honors provid-
ed- by American Legion Post
No. 2.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to the
First Baptist Church of Bowl-
ing Green, Building Fund,
4531 U.S. Hwy. 17, Bowling
Green, FL 33834, or Rest-
haven, 298 Resthaven Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.


SHELLEY ALVIN
HUDDLESTON
Shelley Alvin Huddleston,
95, of Bowling Green, died
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in
Wauchula.
Born in Senoia, Ga., on
March 13, 1913, he had been a
long-time resident of Bowling
Green. He was a citrus grower
and a shoe salesman for the
J.W. Earnest Co. He was a
member of the American
Legion Post No. 2, and was also
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green for
83 years.
He was a decorated World
War II veteran, serving in the
U.S. Army in the European
Theater of Operations..
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Hortense Huddleston.
Survivors include one niece,
Ernestine B. Durrance of
Bowling Green; one nephew,
Ben Britt of Cape Coral; and
many great-nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was held Saturday,
Aug. 9, at the First Baptist of
Bowling Green with the Rev.
Roland Davis, the Rev. Jim
Williams and the Rev. Blake
Albritton officiating. Interment
followed at the Bowling Green
Cemetery with military honors
provided by American Legion
Post No. 2.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, Building Fund, 4531
U.S. Hwy. 17, Bowling Green,
FL 33834, or Resthaven, 298
Resthaven Rd., Zolfo Springs,
FL 33890.
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Funeral Home
Wauchula






J.D. McQUAIG
J.D. McQuaig, 68, of
Hardee County, died Tues-
day, Aug. 5, 2008, in Zolfo
Springs.
Born in Fort Green on
Aug. 28, 1939, he was a long-
time resident of Hardee
County. He was a well-driller
arid served in: the Marine
Ctirps. He w-as. member of
Immanuel Baptist Church of
Bowling Green. He loved his
church, family and friends.
He was preceded in death
by a son, J.D. McQuaig; a
brother, David McQuaig; and
four sisters, Geraldine
McQuaig, Marie McQuaig,
Kathern Tatum and Mary
Allen.
Survivors include his wife
of 43 years, Emma McQuaig;
two sons, Bruce McQuaig of
Wauchula and Brian McQua-
ig of Avon Park; two daugh-
ters, Vickie Davis of Lake
Wales and Stephanie Benton
of Wauchula; one brother,
Bill McQuaig of Avon Park;
five sisters, Johnnie Sherman
of Arcadia, Faye Johnson of
Fort Meade, Eileen Revell of
Fort Meade, Ina Murphy of
Crescent City and Diane
Long of Fort Meade; 10
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild; numerous nieces
and nephews; and extended
family.
Visitation and funeral ser-
vices were held Friday, Aug.
8, at Immanuel Baptist
Church of Bowling Green
with the Rev. Harold Davis
officiating.

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RICHARD H. "DICKIE"
MULLINS
Richard H. "Dickie" Mull-
ins, 74, of Fort Meade, died
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his
home.
Born Nov. 29, 1933 in Lake-
land. He had been a life long
resident of Fort Meade, where
he graduated with the Class of
1954. He was a maintenance
mechanic for Cargill phosphate
mines. He was a member of Fin
& Feather, the local union for
Phosphate Mines and Oak Park
Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
He was preceded in death by
a son, Ricky Mullins and a
grandson, Tony Mullins.
Survivors include his wife
Glenda Gillispie Mullins of
Fort Meade; one son, Roderick
"Rod" Mullins of Fort Meade;
two daughters, Cynthia Mullins
McQuien and Holly Mullins
Rawlins, both of Fort Meade;
one brother, Danny McKinney
of Lakeland; two sisters, Sally
Camp of Lakeland and Donna
Schutz of Tennessee.
Visitation was held Thurs-
day, Aug. 7, at the funeral
home. Funeral services were
held Friday, at Oak Park Baptist
Church of Fort Meade, with the
Rev. Chris Custead officiating.
Interment followed in Pleasant
Grove Cemetery of Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

MICHAEL ANTHONY
MILTON
Michael Anthony Milton, 50,
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
July 24, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Wauchula on
Feb. 2, 1958. He was a native of
Hardee County and was a mem-
ber of the Church of God in
Wauchula.
Survivors include his wife,
Kathy Milton; two daughters,
Tami Thompkins of Wauchula
and., Tyeisha Anderson of
Wauchula; one son, Nathan
Anderson of Canada; and three
sisters, Felicia Harp of Winter
Garden, Hilda Williams of
Wauchula and Eunice Milton of
New Jersey.
.Visitation was held Friday,
Aug. 1, at Church of God in
Wauchula. Funeral services-
were held Saturday at Beulah
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
Williams Funeral Home
Bartow

CLAUDINE A. FARRER
Claudine A. Farrer, 62, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday,
July 30, 2003, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
A long-time resident of
Hardee County, she was born in
Cook County, Ga., on Nov. 1,
1945. She was a manger for
Circle K Corp. and was of the
Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons,
Mike Harrison and wife
Frances of Eagle Lake, Greg
Farrer and wife Jennett of
Bartow and Phillip Farrer and
wife Tammy of Wauchula; two
brothers, R.D. Hinson of
Georgia and Carlos Hinson of
Winter Haven; and six grand-
children, Zachary, Brooke,
Blake, Brea, Kyle and
Courtney.
Visitation was held Sunday,
Aug. 3, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Monday,
Aug. 4, at the funeral home.
Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
Winter Haven


Obituaries


GEORGE KENNETH
BURNETT SR.
George Kenneth Burnett Sr.,
74, of Wauchula, died Thurs-
lay, Aug. 7, 2008, at his home.
Born on Jan. 25, 1934, he
was a lifelong resident of
Wauchula. He was a teacher
and was in the Marine Corps,
serving in Cambodia and the
Philippines as an embassy
guard in the 1950s. He was a
member of the Sheriff's
Advisory Committee for sever-
al years.
Survivors include his wife,
Jana G. Thorpe; a son, George
K. Burnett Jr.; a daughter,
Christine Lones; a brother,
'Emory and wife Zelda; five
stepchildren, Leigh, Leslie,
Lauresa, Del and Livia Long;
and nine grandchildren, Brian,
Brandon, Scarlett, Michael,
Kayla, Shaina, Declan, Vincent
and Maddy Mae.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m.
at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests donations sent to Good
Shepherd Hospice.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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ZELDA RUTH
"BILLIE" GILLIARD
Zelda Ruth "Billie" Gilli-
ard, 81, of Wauchula, died
Saturday, Aug. 9,2008, at her
home.
'Born on Jan. 6, 1927, she
was a lifelong resident of
Hardee County. She was a
caregiver and a member of
River of Life Church.
Survivors include two
sons, Ronnie Gilliard and
wife ,Tippie and, Anthony
Gilliard aqd wife Marcia, all
of Zolfo Springs; two daugh-
ters, Linda Robinson of Wau-
chula and Susan Hill and hus-
band Gene of South Carolina;
one sister, Bessie Lee
McClellan of Wauchula;
seven grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews; extend-
ed family and friends.
Visitation was held Tues-
day, Aug. 12, followed by a
service at the funeral home
with the Rev. Barry Taylor
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at the Friendship
Cemetery.


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ZELDA RUTH "BILLIE"
GILLIARD
Zelda Ruth "Billie" Gilliard,
81, of Wauchula, died Saturday,
Aug. 9, 2008, at her home.
Born on Jan. 6, 1927, she
was a lifelong resident of
Hardee County. She was a care-
giver and a member of River of
Life Church.
Survivors include two sons,
Ronnie Gilliard and wife Tippie
and Anthony Gilliard and wife
Marcia, all of Zolfo Springs;
two daughters, Linda Robinson
of Wauchula and Susan Hill and
husband Gene of South
Carolina; one sister, Bessie Lee
McClellan of Wauchula; seven
grandchildren; four step-grand-
children; 11 great-grandchil-
dren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was held Tuesday,
Aug. 12, followed by a service
at the funeral home with the
Rev. Barry Taylor officiating.
Interment followed at the
Friendship Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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GEORGE KENNETH
BURNETT SR.
George Kenneth Burnett
Sr., born on Jan. 25, 1934,
died Aug. 7, 2008, at 6:03
p.m. at his home on Heard
Bridge Road.
George graduated from
Hardee High School, Class of
1953, and then entered the
Marine Corps like his older
brothers had. He served in
Cambodia and the Philip-
pines as an embassy guard in
the 1950s.
He returned to attend
Florida State University and
began his teaching career at
Hardee High School in 1964.
He taught all types of social
studies, but mainly American
History until he retired in
1992. He was selected as a
"Florida Star Teacher" and
served as a member of the
Sheriff's Advisory Commit-
tee for several years. George
was always farming on the
land that his family has
owned since 1898.
He is survived by his wife,
Jana G. Thorpe; a son,
George K. "Bud" Burnett Jr.;
a daughter,' Christine Lones;
stepchildren, Leigh, Leslie,
Lauresa, Del and Livia Long;
and grandchildren, Brian,
Brandon, Scarlett, Michael,
Kayla, Shaina, Declan, Vin-
cent, and Maddy Mae; one
brother, Emory, and his wife,
Zelda; two sisters-in-law,
Mary Burnett and Katherine
Burnett; and several nieces
and nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at
10:30 a.m. at Brant Funeral
Chapel. The family requests
in lieu of flowers -that dona-
tions be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice.

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J.D. McQUAIG
J.D. McQuaig, 68, of Hardee
County, died Tuesday, Aug. 5,
2008, in Zolfo Springs.'
Born in Fort Green on Aug.
28, 1939, he was a long-time,
resident of Hardee County. He
was a well-driller and served-in
the Marine Corps. He was a
member of Immanuel Baptist
Church of Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by
a son, J.D. McQuaig; a brother,
David McQuaig; and four sis-
ters, Geraldine McQuaig, Marie.
McQuaig, Kathern Tatum .and
Mary Allen.
Survivors include his wife of
43 years, Emma McQuaig; two,
sons, Bruce McQuaig of,
Wauchula and Brian McQuaig
of Avon Park; two daughters,;
Vickie Davis of Lake Wales and
Stephanie Benton of Wauchula;
one brother, Bill McQuaig of
Avon Park; five sisters, Johnnie
.Sherman of Arcadia, Faye
Johnson of Fort Meade, Eileen
Revell of Fort Meade, Ina
Murphy of Crescent City and
Diane Long of Fort Meade; 10
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild; and numerous
nieces .and nephews.
Visitation and funeral ser-
vices were held Friday, Aug. 8,
at Immanuel Baptist Church of
Bowling Green with the Rev.'
Harold Davis officiating.
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Wauchula








Open House Set
At Health Center
Central Florida Health
Center Inc. is commemorat-
ing National Health Center
Week by hosting an open
house today (Thursday) from
3 to 5 p.m.
Visit the center at 204 E.
Palmetto St. in Wauchula to
join in this health-care event.
Also featured will be the first
Farmworker Health Day, with,
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THURSDAY"AUG. 14
WHardee County Com-,
mission, regular meeting,,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
V'Hardee County Com-
mission, Mosaic public hear-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex 1, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 18
/Zolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-,
ing, 3210 US Hwy. 17 S.,
Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY. AUG. 19
VHardee County Sup-,
port Group for Grandpar-
ents, regular meeting with
guest speaker Clayte Mor-
gan, First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 207
N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula, '
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August 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Hardee County EDA Awards $2.275 Million In Grants


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Eco-
nomic Development Authority
(EDA) on. Tuesday agreed to
award grants to a proposed new
insurance company for $1.5
million, phase one of a planned
county water plant in the
Vandolah area of $150,000, and
$625,000 to complete the pur-
chase of the 104-acre Dewey
Terrell property next to the
Hardee Commerce Park.
The motion was made by
David Royal, seconded by
Perry Knight, and approved 8-0
with chairman Bill Lambert ab-
staining because he manages
the industrial park. The local
EDA awards grants from phos-
phate severance taxes.
Hardee County utilities direc-
tor Park Winter said he is look-
ing for the best site to recom-
mend for a proposed water
plant in the Wauchula Hills
area.
Lambert, the county's eco-
nomic development director,


said the EDA agreed to pur-
chase the Terrell property for
$1.5 million to be used for eco-
nomic development. He said he
is negotiating privately with a
company that may want to buy
the Terrell property.
Bill Beattie reported con-
struction should begin this
month on a 9,000 square foot
building at the city airport for
Harvest Aviation. The building
will be used for maintenance
and storage to help with air-
planes for missionaries.
David Royal said the city of
Wauchula has plans to upgrade
and triple the capacity of the
city's electrical distribution
plant.
i Lambert said Mosaic's
planned economic mitigation to
the county and the Hardee In-
dustrial Development Authority
will be $42 million over 10
years, which would be $5 mil-
lion for the first two years and
$4 million annually for the next
eight years, if the proposed
South fort Meade Mine exten-


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sion project is approved. The
first priority for the money will
be for economic development
projects on Mosaic's property
and the second priority will be
to fund city or county projects.
Lambert said this money will
be in addition to severance tax.
He expects Mosaic will gener-
ate $40 million to $50 million
for the county over the next 10
years and the CF will generate
about $25 million in severance
taxes to the county in the next
10 years.
Lambert said Torrey Oaks RV
and Golf withdrew an applica-
tion for a grant from the EDA.
Torrey Oaks Golf Course,
owned by Lambert, and Torrey
Oaks RV and Golf are unrelated
business entities.
An original goal of the coun-
ty commission seven or eight
years ago was to get the RV
parks on a central sewer system
and to provide water to homes
and businesses in the Wauchula
Hills area to eliminate nitrates
in shallow well drinking water
and to satisfy the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, said county manag-
er Lex Albritton.
The proposed insurance com-
pany which was awarded a $1.5
million grant was Heartland
Property and Casualty Insur-
ance Company (HPCI). The
presentation was made by Joe
Albritton, owner of Albritton
Insurance Company, and his
associate Derren Bryan. The
company would write policies
for homes, farms and ranches
and take some policies from
Citizens Insurance, formed in
1993 after the 1992 Hurricane
Andrew. Albritton said Citizens
has $485 billion in value at risk
and claims paying ability of
$22.6 billion. The 2008 premi-
ums of Citizens is estimated at
$3.5 billion on 1.3 million poli-
cies.
The proposed HPCI needs
local severance tax money to
help convince investors that the
company be located in Hardee
County instead of a big city like
Tampa or Jacksonville, said
Albiitton.
State law requires $5 million
in surplus for a new insurance
company and the state Office of
Insurance Regulations prefers
$10 million to $15 million with
an optimum level of $25 mil-
lion. HPCI would sell policies
through independent' insurance
agents.
The grant will fund Phase 1,
which would hire 15 people at
about $100,000 each to build
the company.
Phase 2 would be 60 yo 150
support staff to the executive
team and a new building in
Hardee County to house the
business. Phase 3 would be sup-
port services such as banks and
attorneys and a possible second
company.
The EDA $1.5 million grant


must be returned if Phase 2 and
3 are not located in Hardee
County, at the direction of EDA
member Bridgett Merrill of
Enterprise Florida. Albritton
agreed. He pointed out the pro-
posed insurance company will
have to be approved by the
state.
The company would start
with 45,000 policies and could
later be expanded into workers
compensation and commercial
coverage for agriculture and
Main Street businesses.
The primary objective take-
out companies, such as the pro-
posed HPCI, is to depopulate
the Citizens Property Insurance
Company and the secondary
objective is to provide jobs in
Hardee County. Examples of
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2 HJH Staffers


Win State Honors


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Junior High School
has undergone many changes
over the past few years a
new location and a dress code
- all while achieving a "B" for
the 2007-08 school year.
Two people from HJH were
rewarded for their dedication
and commitment to the highest
level of education.
Assistant Principal .Beverly
Cornelius and teacher Martha
Ann Weems were chosen as the
only finalists from this region to
attend the annual Just Read!
Conference in Orlando.
Cornelius, who loves the pos-
itive interaction she gets with
her students, was awarded for
her hard work by being chosen
as "the Literacy Leader of the
Year Region 4 finalist.
After submitting paper after
paper of records on training,
education and her philosophy,
she was sure she would not hear
from them again. However,
much to her surprise, Cornelius
received a letter back with an
invitation to the conference to
receive her award.
"I was very shocked! It made
me feel like what I've done is
paying off," says Cornelius.


Weems also had her moment
in the spotlight when she was
one of the five reading coaches
in the state chosen as a regional
finalist.
She, too, had to undergo a
rigorous amount of paperwork
and documentation. She had to
include her philosophy on
coaching, provide all profes-
sional development that she has
taught in the district, provide all
professional development she
has attended, and give a resume
of education experience.
A month later when she
received the letter, Weems was
very relieved and excited to see
that her work was not in vain.
"It was the highlight of my
educational experience. It was
an honor to represent our dis-
trict at a state level," says
Weems.
Cornelius and Weems ven-
tured off to Orlando for four-
days at the Just Read! Confer-
ence. The awards were present-
ed by the Board of Education,
executive director of Just Read!
Florida, and the commissioner
of education at the Orlando
World Center Marriott.
Both were congratulated at a
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PHOTOS BY CHELSEA HARRIS
Politics is "in the park" this
year, and to help decorate,
Chamber of Commerce
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The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers


CITRUS EXPO
The 2008 Citrus Expo will be held Aug. 20-21 at the Lee
Civic Center in Fort Myers. It is the premier statewide event of the
year, attracting growers of all sizes and of varying interests.
This is the-third year the Citrus Expo has been under the own-
ership of Southeast Ag Net/Citrus Industry magazine. Since that
time, the expo has become more inclusive of all citrus growers,
specifically moving into the Peace River and Highlands County
areas. They've accomplished this by bringing in the Highlands
County Citrus Growers Association and the Peace River Valley
Citrus Growers Association as partners in the planning process.
Area growers are involved from the first day of planning to
assure topics at the seminars are meaningful and helpful to grow-
ers from the Peace River Valley. The collaborative effort has truly
made this an event every grower can know is time well spent.
"Seeking Profitability through Interim Innovations" is this
year's theme, and it speaks to the trying times growers are facing.
The big question in every grower's mind is how will greening
impact my grove? Most growers believe this is a potentially dev-
astating disease, yet growers have unanswered questions due to a
lack of completed research.
It is evident grove costs are increasing with the need to aggres-
sively address psyllid control, increased inspection and a host of
other items that are simply more expensive today than they were
yesterday and more expensive tomorrow than they were today.
With costs of every facet of the growing more expensive and
intense disease pressure, how do growers make ends meet?
The seminar provided during the 2008 Citrus Expo hopes to
address more of the day-to- day concerns of growers with a variety
of timely topics. There will, of course, be updates about ongoing
greening research; probably some growers have heard before,
maybe some they have not. This information is being framed in the
context of growers saving money with better timing and methods
for improved results. A few minutes will be spent helping growers
wade through the mass of information during a session entitled,
"Where to find what you want when you need it."
Thursday's program will feature more dollars-and-cents infor-
mation with a morning session entitled "Empowering the Grower
to Fight Greening." These discussions are centered on how the
industry can target research dollars to find answers faster, and
openly discuss options for increasing funding for this type of pro-
jects rather than increasing grower taxes.
There will even be discussion outside of the realm of greening,
moving into other production costs such as the global fertilizer
market and its impacts on production costs. These timely topics
will be a must-attend for commercial citrus growers.
We've talked about the business being conducted at the meet-
ing, yet there's so much more. The two-day trade show will feature
exhibits which are a combination of new products and services,,
educational information, and opportunities to visit with other grow-
ers, friends and co-workers.
The Florida citrus industry has to be one of the fastest-chang-
ing industries in the world. There is something new available every
day. What better way to keep up on new technologies and services
than to see them first-hand from the manufacturer or supplier?
Grower attendees will also be treated to a hot "Cracker" lunch,
"Love Boat" ice cream, and a host of door prizes sure to please the
most discriminating winner.
The 2008 Citrus Expo is the place for growers to be. Register
now to attend at www.citrusexpo.com and be entered in a drawing
for a John Deere gun safe.
The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association will have
a lounge area in the trade show for members to rest and visit. We
will be located in the back left corner with the citrus industry per-
sonnel.
Hardee County growers, please visit us there to catch up on
current association happenings. See you then!


Inspiration Point
- By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


THE BIBLE BY CLIFF
Ten-year-old Michael's soft demeanor sparked: "I've got my
Bible!" I noticed the name "Cliff Miller" engraved in the lower
right comer of his secondhand Bible.
Spark two: "Can you show me Jesus?"
He simply wanted to see Jesus' name in his Bible. Before I
could help, Michael said, "I've found Jesus." I could see his finger
at the front of the Bible. It was planted on the word "Genesis."
Well, Michael has many things to learn. He sure is eager.
Michael's attention next was drawn to the inscription of "Cliff
Miller." "That's who wrote the Bible," Michael said. "Cliff Miller."
I told him that wasn't the case. He doubted what I said. Why
would his name be on the book near the spot typically reserved for
the author's name?
Michael was heading to a Bible study. The evening's focus
would be "The Holy Bible."
The Bible says! "All Scripture is inspired of God." The origi-
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breathed into holy men's work as they wrote holy messages to
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Q: I am desperate for a solution. Now that my daughters
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bickering and yelling are wearing me out I just want them to
be close again. How do I help?
Signed, Desperate for Peace
A: As children develop they go through different stages.
When they are young, life seems much simpler. Their days consist
of playing and exploring their imaginations. Sisters may sit and
play dolls together for hours. Mom is happy, the kids are happy and
life is great.
But, within seconds, that surreal moment passes. The kids
begin yelling and fighting
I am sure every parent has experienced this at one time or
another. This is very normal, but can become frustrating at times.
But you have discovered that the fights get more complex.
Each child is struggling to figure out her own identity. Parents need
a lot of patience during this phase. It can become very frustrating
as you watch your children change.
Sometimes they may even change into people you no longer
recognize. Some teenagers even build a defensive wall around
themselves, shutting out all who love them. Siblings will fight a lot
during this time as they feel a need to pull away from one another,
wanting'to be seen as individuals.
My two oldest are 18 and 16, and they are two totally different
people with different strengths, goals and interests. It was hard for
me to watch my little girls pull away from one another and, the rela-
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find her own group of friends she best related to.
The best thing we can do during their arguments is pray.
The Bible teaches us a story about Joseph, who was a dream-
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part of a makeup of brothers, but an individual who had a destiny.
As he shared his dreams with his brothers, they grew to hate him to
the point they plotted to kill him. Of course, his father, Jacob, want-
ed his children to get along just like we all do, but as parents some-
times it is out of our hands.
Truthfully, we are all clueless about how to stop sibling rival-
ry.
I wish I could say that the arguing will just magically end one
day, but there is no promise of that happening. You will have
moments when everything is going well and it seems the sisters
have worked things out. But, then, the fights start all over again.
Try to listen to what your children are fighting over. Make
small comments that will allow them to see they should be accept-
ing and forgiving of one another. Remind them that they are sisters.
Be careful, though, that you do not sound like you are taking
sides. This will create even more hate and anger. If you take up for
one child, you will breed resentment between them that can follow
them into adulthood. This is when forgiveness needs to be applied,
but by this time it will be totally out of your hands. Maybe even too
,late.
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Now Michael, when shown what the Bible said, instantly
believed that God inspired every word found in the Holy Bible. Not
a doubt.
Sure, a person can doubtingly explore reasons why the Bible,
can't be true.
S And then there's Michael's approach. As Jesus said, "The per-
son who humbles himself like this child is greatest in the heavenly
kingdom."
he Bible: God's powerful, life-changing gift to humanity.
Our part in it? Choose our reading attitude. Humble, eager to
learn. Call it a Michael attitude, a show-me-Jesus attitude..
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
Florida I have received Ford's highest
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At Resthaven (in back row) are administrator Tina LeConte, Dora Yeager, Christine
Rachel and Christine Jennings; (front row) Norma Wingate, Reba Peters and Sylvia
Stewart.


Standing by sign are Christine Jennings, Arnold Lanier, resident assistant Gracie
Safford, administrator Tina LeConte, and assistant administrator Missy Barringer.
Resthaven has been an assisted living facility since the late 1950s and was the old
Lemon Grove School.

Congressional Candidate

Makes Campaign Stop Here


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Christine Jennings, a Demo-
crat who lives in Sarasota, is
running for U.S. Congress in
District 13 which includes
Hardee County. In 2006 she lost
by 369 votes to Vern Buchanan,
who is running for re-election
as a Republican on Nov. 4,
2008.
She visited Hardee County on
Saturday, eating lunch at Gio-
vanni's in Wauchula with Col.
Arnold Lanier of the Sheriff's
Office.
She said the hotly contested
2006 race was the second most
expensive Congressional race
in U.S. history. She said she
raised and spent $312 million
and Buchanan, who owns auto
dealerships, also raised $3.2
million but spent $5.5. million.
She said Rep. Buchanan is the
third wealthiest of the 435
members of Congress.
So far in 2008 Jennings said
she has raised $1.2 million and
Buchanan $3 million.
Jennings said she has been
endorsed by former Gov. Bob
Graham, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson,
Rhea Chiles and Ed Chiles,
wife and son of the late Florida
Gov. and U.S. Sen. Lawton
Chiles. All are Democrats.
Jennings said Buchanan was
recently ranked No. 407 in


'Now,


"most effective" in Congress,
based significantly on him
being in the minority party in
Congress.
She said 30 Republican mem-
bers of Congress are not seek-
ing re-election in 2008, some
because of retirement but others
fearing they would lose. "A
recent poll showed 82 percent
of Americans feel the U.S. is
not on the right path."
She said a civil engineers
organization said the U.S. infra-
structure is rated D-minus.
"The United States needs to get
better on quality."
She discussed a variety of
topics at the luncheon. She said
she is "pro-choice, but anti-
abortion. Life is hard. People
want to be loved. We need to
help young children, not be cut-
ting funding for children's pro-
grams."
Jennings also noted at one
point, "Girls should not wear
skimpy clothing." She is in
favor of "gay unions, but not
gay marriages." She is divorced
with no children.
Jennings said in recent years
there has been "a failure of
leadership in this country."
To balance a budget, she said,
one needs to make more money,
spend less money or do a com-
bination of the two. "We need
more people in government


with financial expertise."
Jennings was in the banking
industry for 40 years. She began
as a teller at age 17. She later
became founder and president'
of Sarasota Bank.
She was born and reared in
New Boston, Ohio, where her
father was a steel mill worker, a
disabled World War II veteran,
and a minister. She moved to
Sarasota in 1984. She has been
active in various civic affairs in
Sarasota for the past 24 years,
including Ringling Museum of
Art, Sarasota Film Festival,
Sarasota Ballet, Downtown
Association of Sarasota, Com-
munity AIDS Network, United
Way, and Big Brothers/Big
Sisters.
While in Wauchula, Jennings
visited and spoke at Resthaven.
"A country can be judged by
how it treats its oldest and
youngest citizens," she said.
District 13 has 650,000 resi-
dents. She said the three top
issues are the economy, health
care and the war in Iraq.
"I was against invading Iraq.
The war was unnecessary.
Invading Afghanistan was okay,
to try to get Bin Laden. We are
spending $10 billion a month in
Iraq and look at the loss of lives
and the many injuries.




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-aHardee


Living


Debra Hill & Jim Liscio

Exchange Marriage Vows


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Kim Holt and Raymond Thomas


Debra Diane Hill of Auburn-
dale became the bride of James
Thomas Liscio of Port St. Lucie
in a sunset ceremony on the
beach at Key West on May 17.
The bride is the daughter of
Phyllis Hill-Kersey of Bowling
Green and the late Emory A.
Hill. The groom is the son of
Frank and Elenor Liscio of Port
St. Lucie.
Officiating at the ceremony


was Ray Pack of Key West.
After a honeymoon trip in the
Florida Keys, the couple have
made their home in Winter
Haven.
The bride is a 1987 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
She is employed by the Polk
County School Board in the
transportation department.
The groom is self-employed.


COURTESY PHOTO
Haley Clark and Will Tyson

Haley Clark To

Wed Will Tyson


COURTESY PHOTO


Kim Holt & Raymond

Thomas Are Engaged
Sandra and Reson Holt Sr. of played at New Vision Learning
Wauchula announce the en- Center.
gagement and approaching The prospective groom is a
marriage of their daughter, 2005 graduate of Living Word
Kimberly Ann Holt, to Ray- Academy. He is currently em-
mond Drue Thomas of Bartow, played by the Polk County
the son of Joan and Clifford Sheriffs Office.
Thomas of Fort Meade. Plans are being made for a
The bride-elect is a 2008 Saturday, Sept. 20, wedding at
graduate of Hardee Senior High the New Vision Worship Center
School. She is currently em- in Zolfo Springs.
It is not because things are dangerous that we do not dare. It is
because we do dare not that things are dangerous.
t -Seneca


PATRIOTIC PRESENT


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COURTESY PHOTO
Herger Williams Post No. 2 of the American Legion has donated four new flags to the
fifth-grade classrooms at Wauchula Elementary School. The flags were needed
because of the addition of four classrooms to the school, which were formerly part of
the Hardee Junior High School campus and were renovated for Wauchula Elementary
School for the 2007-08 academic year. Ready to see the flags mounted are (front, from
left) Brooke Dixon, Dana Terrell, Reyna Parks, Glenn Ellis, Alyssa Salazar, Kristiana
Fleurimond, Angel Mancillas and Leonel Rodriguez; (back) Commander Mack Bryan
and 2nd Vice Commander Jimmy Dickens.


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See what new projects are available
Learn about new special interest programs,
events and judging teams
For more information call your club leader
or the 4-H office at 773-2164
The Florida Cooperative Extension Service programs are available to all without regards to race,
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HememePeme' ho


Mr. & Mrs. James Liscio


Edna Albritton
To Celebrate
80th Birthday
A party will be held on Sat-
urday to celebrate the 80th
.birthdayrf Edn'a:,tMon Albritt-
on.
The celebration will be held
from 2 to 5 p.m. at the pool
pavilion in Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs.
Friends and relatives are
encouraged to attend and visit
and reminisce with Albritton.
Stop by and say "hello," but
please do not bring a gift.
Those planning to attend are
asked to call daughter Thelma
Hendrix by Friday at 773-1000.

Duty is what one expects from
others.
-Oscar Wilde


Randy and Michelle Tyson of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement of their son, William
Randall Tyson, to Haley
Michelle Clark of Lakeland.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Sheila Clark and grand-
daughter of George and Coral
Clark, all of Lakeland. She is a
2006 graduate of Bartow High


School.
The prospective groom is a
2006 graduate of Bartow High
School, and is currently em-
ployed by CF Industries in
Haidee County.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Dec. 13, wedding cer-
emony.


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-Henry David Thoreau

The family of Alice Evelyn Davis would like to extend a
warm Thank You to Rev. & Mrs. Brian Laker of the
Ft. Green Baptist Church and the precious ladies listed here
that ministered to us at the memorial service tenderly of our
loved one. We were cared for and will be forever greatful.
May the Lord richly bless you!
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Elisa Robinson
Completes
Medical School
Elisa Chenine Robinson has
graduated from the Rosalind
Franklin University of Medi-
cine & Science in North
Chicago, Ill.
She studied at the Dr.
William M. Scholl College of
Podiatric Medicine and re-
ceived a doctor of podiatric
medicine degree on June. 6. She
then started her three-year resi-
dency on June 16 at Virtua
Health, a multi-hospital health-
care system in New Jersey.
Dr. Robinson is the daughter
of William H. and Mae M.
Robinson of Wauchula, and is a
Class of 1999 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School.
She pursued her undergradu-
ate studies at the Florida Agri-
cultural & Mechanical Univer-
sity in Tallahassee, where she
majored in biology and pre-
medicine. She earned her bach-
elor of science degree in Dec-


The new Dr. Elisa C. Robin-
son as she collects her
medical degree.
ember 2003.
Those attending her gradua-
tion were her brother and sister-
in-law, Dr. and Mrs. William H.
Robinson III (Yolanda); her
cousin, Jonathan Lofton; her
best friend, Dr. Brandie Ard
(who recently graduated from
Meherry Medical College with
a doctor of dental surgery
degree); and Brandie's mother,
Gloria Ard.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

CARING FOR OTHERS
Recently my wife, Charlotte, had open-heart surgery. The
operation was performed in a hospital about 25 miles from our
home.
Every day after work, I traveled to the hospital. This trip was
not burdensome. I looked forward to seeing my dear one and was
delighted at every sign of improvement. The miles between home
and hospital sped by.
Her sister, Joyce, and husband moved in to help all they could
during the recuperation at home. Nothing was too difficult for the
caregivers, because caring for Charlotte was the center of all our
efforts. Decisions were easy to make. How would they affect
Charlotte? Every other duty was secondary.
I spend more time with Charlotte now. We take walks togeth-
er, sometimes drives in the country. Our fellowship seems sweeter
than ever before. In fact, there is something about this very serious
operation that has blessed the caregivers: We have forgotten our-
selves in serving another.
This reminds me of our walk with the Lord.
Our central consideration is this: Is the Lord pleased? What
would He have us do today?
Everything must pass this test. And nothing is too difficult
when Christ is supreme. He said, "My yoke is easy and my burden
is light" (Matthew 11:30).

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dez and Tammy Lang, Wau-
chula, a seven pound 10 ounce
daughter, Keilani Rose Her-
nandez, born May 19, 2008,
Florida.Hospital, Sebring. Ma-
ternal grandparents are Tom and
Kay Lang of Zolfo Springs.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Johnnie Mae Duckworth of
Royston, Ga. and Henry Duck-
worth of Anderson, S.C. Pater-
nal great-grandparent is Lupe
Hernandez of Bowling Green.


Mr. and Mrs. Viviano Ville-
gas, Wauchula, an six pound
fourteen ounce daughter, Emma
Lea, born July 2, 2008, Florida
Heartland Hospital, Sebring.
Mrs. Villegas is former Leticia
Gonzales. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Juan and Rosita Rod-
riguez of Wauchula. Maternal
great-grandparents are Gregorio
and Jesusa Guzman of Wau-
chula. Paternal grandparents are
Jose and Rosa Villegas of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal great-grand-
parents are the late Alfonso and
Matilde Rodriguez of Bowling
Green arid the late Bibiano and
Francisca Villegas of Zolfo
Springs.

Pansy flowers are so called
from the French pensee,
meaning "thought".


Mr. and Mrs. Bobby
VanSickle, Zolfo Springs, an
eight pound three ounce son
Teagan Ky, born July 24, 2008,
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Sebring. Mrs. VanSickle is the
former Brandy Pelham. Mater-
nal grandparents are Terry and
Annette Pelham of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are
Danny and Lorrie VanSickle of
Zolfo Springs.


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Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wolfe,
Center Hill Community, a seven
pound twelve and a half ounce
son, Christopher Paul Wolfe,
born Aug. 1, 2008, at Florida
Hospital Heartland, Sebring.
Mrs. Wolfe is the former
Christa Moye. Maternal grand-
parents are Paul and Denise
Moye of Center Hill Com-
munity. Maternal great-grand-
parents are the late Wilbur
Moye and Lillian Moye and the
late Phillip Albritton and San-
dra Humphries of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are Roger
and Thelma Wolfe of Wau-
chula. Paternal great-grandpar-
ents are Henry F. and Cora
Workman of Zolfo Springs and
William Wolfe of Wauchula and
the late Arline Black.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


New

Arrivals


At a tender age when other
children were watching car-
toons on television, Brandon
Spiker spent his time watching
videos of Bible stories. By the
time he was 4, he loved to play
church with his friends, preach-
ing and telling everyone, "The
Word of God is the power of
God."
Now 20, Spiker has preached
all over the USA and Mexico,
and is going to South Africa in
October for five weeks.
Spiker will be in meetings at
River of Life Church in Wau-
chula with Janet German this
Sunday at 6 p.m. The event,
called the Flood Conference,
continues Monday through
Friday, Aug. 18-22, at 7 p.m.
And then for one night only
on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 6 there
will be a Holy Spirit miracle
service.
Spiker says for the last six
months over 400 people have
been saved and many healings


Gracie Cole

Celebrates

1st Birthday
Grace Elizabeth Cole, the
daughter of Darren and Jennifer
Cole of Wauchula, turned 1
year old on July 21.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party on July 12 in Fort
Lauderdale. Theme for the
occasion was Pink Teddy Bears.
Guests were served hamburg-
ers, hot dogs, macaroni salad,
chocolate-covered strawberries,
teddy bear birthday cake and
ice cream.
Helping Gracie celebrate
were sister Emma; grandparents
Bob and Rhonda Cole and


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Says Spiker in inviting peo-
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a church; we just want you to be
a part of what God is doing and
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Habitat Happenings
By Julie Durrance

The rain poured down, but it could not dampen the spirit of
excitement th the crowd gathered to dedicate the new home of Nick
and Isidra Garcia.
The Garcias are the sixth Hardee County family to help build
their own home in partnership with Habitat For Humanity. They
have put in over 500 hours of work, not only on their house but
other Habitat homes as well. So it was with tears of joy, that the
Garcias saw the culmination of all their hard labor and received the
blessing of a new home.
The dedication took place in Bowling Green on Sunday, July
13, and was attended by the Garcias, their family and friends,
Habitat board members and a crowd of supporters.
Habitat President Pam Warren welcomed the group and Pastor
Wendell Smith of Faith Temple in Wauchula gave the opening
prayer. Habitat Board Member Diana Durrance then led the litany
for the Blessing of the Home.
As in every home dedication, the new owners are presented
with a Bible. Family Support Chairman Connie Evans made the
presentation. And then, in one of the most emotional parts of the
dedication ceremony, Warren present the Garcias with the keys to
their long-awaited home.
After receiving the Bible and keys, Isidra Garcia thanked
everyone gathered, telling how at times she and Nick were not sure
if they would see the completion of their home. But with God's
help and the help of so many wonderful volunteers, she said they
have been blessed with a beautiful new home. She said their home
would always be open to Habitat, and gave special thanks to con-
struction supervisor Kermit Stevens, saying he was welcome to
stop by for a meal any time.
A closing blessing and prayer was given by Smith, and then
guests were invited to share cake and punch. The Garcias proudly
invited everyone to tour their new house.
This is what Habitat is all about, seeing the results of God's
handiwork through the labors of homeowners and dedicated vol-
unteers. It takes faith and perseverance, and even blood, sweat and
tears. But to see a family finally receive the keys to a better life
makes the struggle worthwhile.
Part of the blessing of the home litany sums this up:
"This home was conceived in the heart and mind of Christ
Jesus. It was birthed by people who have expressed the heart and
mind of Christ in giving themselves to the service of God's greater
purpose. Today a family is blessed with more than a house and
every contributor has built more than a building. Today we give
thanks to God for this humble house. We acknowledge that all good
and perfect gifts come from above, and unless the Lord builds the
house, it is built in vain. Today we dedicate this home to His pur-
poses. We carefully and purposefully give Him the honor and glory
for it."
Please consider serving the Lord through Habitat. Help a
Hardee County family build a new home and a better life. Work
days are every Saturday morning, and there are many other ways to
help besides construction.
For more information, please give us a call at 375-2160.

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every
green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and
silver.
-Martin Luther


Nick and Isidra Garcia have been blessed with more than
a house, and every contributor has built more than a
building.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Habitat President Pam Warren (right) welcomes guests to
the dedication of the new home of Nick and Isidra Garcia
(left).


QUILT WINNER


Wendell Smith (left) of Faith Temple opens the dedication
with prayer and special words of blessing.


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In a moment of joy, the proud homeowners accept the
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Family Home & Community Educators group. Another
quilt will be raffled off in December.


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On Target Outdoor Fellowship Hosts Archery Tournament
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Rodger Brutus prepares for his shot as Sean Keleher looks on.
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ing to get connected to God by using the great outdoors.


Adult division winners were, from left, Sean Keleher, third place; Keith Patterson, first
place; and Rodger Brutus, second place.


Winners of the 9- to 14-year-old division were, from left, Tyler Cloud, third place; Colton
Mills, first place; and Ander Sullivan, second place.



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Seeing Visions of Change
become reality:
See My Vision
County Commissioner
District 5 Completion of 4-Lane Hwy 17
S. Walkable Communities
S' 1,000 New High Paying Jobs
.- Drug Free Community






VOTE
DALEJOHNSON Ask Me 767-6538
Paid Political Advertisement by Dale Johnson Campaign.
Approved by Dale Johnson (Democrat).
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Grayson Lambert stands with Amy and David Mills after winning a PSE compound bow
given away by Struttin' Ruttn' N Reeln'.





would like to thank all the
sponsors of the' tournament:


* Struttn' Ruttn' N Reeln'
(located in Zollo Springs)


*Mosaic
*Muzzy Broadheads
*James Stoval
* G5 Broadheads
*IHals Gun Shop
*W~al- Mart
*Lake Buffum Baptist
Church


*Wauchula State Bank
*Hardee Ranch Supply
*Heartland Growers
*Townley Pumps
*Winn Dixie
*Jon's on Wheels
*Orange Blossom Baptist
Association


First Baptist Church of Bowling Green
4531 US Hwy 17 N.
375-2253 8:14


SSchool Board
District 3
'. (* ; Our schools face a difficult time as
S. state funding for education is reduced.

Our Board needs to be able to make
sound decisions based on facts, legal
advice, and what is best for children.

I have the leadership skills that are
necessary to make the decisions
that must be made during these
tough times.
^* 'As you cast your ballot to change our
School Board, I ask that you consider
selecting me to be your elected
School Board member.

i Working together we can make a
difference that will serve to benefit
our children.

Charles Crutchfield
for School Board
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by Cha^rls CufleldCampig^'*n. Aprvd yCale Cr**utchfleld 6:14p


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RAL STATE VZSTMENTI BROKER ASSOCIATE
SR 66 & Poplar St. Zolfo Springs 0.195 ac vacant lot $22,000
619 Green St. Wauchula $60,000
Fl Av & Stenstrom Rd. Wauchula Corner lot 0.83 ac $95,000
405 Georgia St. Wauchula $125,000
708 Steve Roberts Sp. Zolfo Springs Home & 4 acs $130,000'
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John D. Freeman


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


3BR 2BA home with garage all metal home well
insulated in Wauchula Hills 2 Years old.
$147,900.00
Ft Green area 3BR 2BA CB home central air/heat Over 1,600
sq ft of living area Rural living at it's best. May be eligible for
additional assistance. $142,500.00
Buildable lots on Altman Rd. 2- one acre tracts available no deed
restrictions. Priced at $29,900.00 each
4BR 2BA newly constructed home with precast concrete walls and
foam insulation. Granite counter tops Natural stone floor tile -
Home sits on one acre. $269,900.00
You have to see this! 4BR 2BA CB home in Bowling Green -
Laminate wood floors. Nicely landscaped all for $139,900.00
3BR home in Wauchula Oak trees, citrus trees. Carport Good
starter home close to shopping and schools. $55,400.00
New 3/2 CB home on large 135 x 146 lot major appliances includ-
ing washer and dryer. 1740 +/- sq ft under roof. Must see! Just
reduced $129,900.00
1982 MH Many extra Has 12 x 20 workshop with electricity -
turn key Ready today. $49,500.00

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


John Freeman (863) 781-40&
Steve Lanler (863) 559-939
Jason Johnson (863) 781-373


After hours
14 Lisa Douglas
12 Jessie Sambrano
14 Noey Flores


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863)781-4585
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Clas sifieds


500 GALLON SPRAY OIL wagon
with 150 gallons spray oil still in
it. All for just $250 OBO. Call Mark
781-0384. 8:14-21 c
6 FT..BUSH HOG mower made by
Ford, good condition, $350. 863-
245-2360. 8:14p


1994 FORD F150, 300, straight 6
cyl., auto, cold AC, runs great,
$2,500 OBO. 941-219-9634.
8:14-21 p
2004 FORD F150, $5,995 cash.
781-1062. 8:14c
'98 FORD F150, $3,850 cash. 773-
2088. 8:14c


1995 CHEVY 1500, Vortec, V6,
auto, runs great, $1,500 OBO.
941-219-9634. 8:14-21 p
2000 CONVERTIBLE MUSTANG,
black and tan, $7,000. Call 767-
0756. 8:14p
2004 FORD F150, King cab, 4-
door, 70,000 miles, $7,000 OBO.
773-0881. 8:14c
2003 SUNFIRE, 80,000, excellent
condition, $4,850 cash, must sell.
773-0881. 8:14c
CASH FOR UNWANTED vehicles,
paying $150 & up. Call J.T. (863)
269-6556. 7:31-8:28p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


I BuY HOUSES

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Best deals on wheels!


773-0777 773-0727 LI I,-
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
S VISA I (across rrom Wal-Mart)
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oe L. Dav is
I N C., R E A L T 0 R
/ (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

SSandy Larrison
(863) 832-0130

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring Two residential lots in High-
has total of 1,622SF & lands Park Estates in Lake
1,178SF living area. Large Placid, both 75X150, listed for
screened in front porch. $5,000!
$129,995!
12 ac w/SR 64'frontage. Front
Beautiful country setting, ots of property is cleared, back has
of wildlife. 22 acs located trees. Great for cattle or home-
halfway between Wauchula & 0,
Avon Park has 2 story
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire-
place & large screened in back Stellar location! 10 ac Val
porch. $479,900! grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
Bring your canoe & camper! micro-jet irrigation. Also
Secluded 5 acs of native, fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau- PRICE REDUCED! 20 ac
tiful Peace River. Great prop- pastureland is fenced & has a
erty for recreation, investment, 4-in diameter well. Great for
or homesite! $90,000! horses or cattle. Secluded loca-
Green St: Very nice starter tion would make excellent
home. $60,000! homesite! NOW $10,000/ac!
Large 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor 140 ac Valencia & Early
home w/fenced back yard sits grove. Located on Kings Hwy,
on 0.25 ac. $140,000! Desoto Co. $12,000/ac!
PRICE REDUCED! Huge
house w/lots of potential. Large PRICE REDUCED! Corner lot
corner lot zoned C-1. $145,000! w/new construction, 4BR/2BA
CB home, Wauchula. New
5 ac on private rd in central refrigerator, stove & micro-
Hardee Co has well maintained wave. Call today for more
3BR/2BA MH. Floors are wood details! $140,000!
& tile. Some appliances includ-
ed. $115,000! PRICE REDUCED! Brand
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is new construction! Beautiful
native Florida land. Access to 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF CB home
Peace River provided by an- w/granite countertops, ceram-
other shared 5 ac parcel. ic tile & carpet floors.
$100,000! $155,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
weekend getaway! Small cabin ew Construction in Zo
on 22.8 acs of pastureland, Springs! 3BR/2BA CB, 1700a
fenced & cross-fenced, w/4" carport, large yard, tle
diameter well. NOW $220,000! carpet. $159,500!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS'
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL...................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON............832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.. 863-412-4379

SU.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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12 FT JON BOAT, trailer, like new,
no motor, $500. 863-781-2457.
8:14p


COMFORTABLE RECLINER chair,
good condition, new $500, asking
$35 OBO. 863-832-1844. 8:14p
FOR SALE BED, wood, twin cap-
tains bed with 6 draws & book-
shelf; queen size mattress & box
springs, king size "Niken" mat-
tress; futon; old Singer sewing
machine. 863-735-2270, 863-781-
1637. 8:14p


BUNK BED, wood, double top,
single trundle bottom with desk,
shelves and computer space, like
new, $300.813-316-6898. 8:14p



MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST need-
ed, please bring resume in per-
son to 755 North 6th Ave,,
Wauchula. Bilingual a must. 8:14c
FULL-TIME MECHANIC needed.
Apply in person at Hill's Auto
World, 4205 U.S. Hwy. 17 N.,
Bowling Green. 7:24tfc


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S O IIT'S TIME TO CALL .

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Low Residential i -
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863-245-8362
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994 e
3 ^ 59zTopsy See
NEW LISTING 2 Story older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17
Zolfo Springs 5 BR 2 Bath. $1258000 Reduced to $105,000.
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.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
NEW LISTING 3BR 1-1/2B CB Home in Bowling Green. Close to
school. Very good buy at $69,900.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873



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

Open House _
Saturday, Aug. 16 10-2
213 Riverside Dr., Wauchula
Cut your electric bill in half!
3 BR 2 BA in Riverview is newly remodeled
and built for efficiency! $189,900.
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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 pro-
perty 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
frontage on State Road 64.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hen-
dry-Lake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.
10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula. Paved road front-
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500
REDUCED! MUST SEE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$159,900
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!


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


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


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Classifieds


ROUTE/SERVICE DRIVER -
Ullrich's Water Cond. Serv., 409
Goolsby Street, Wauchula. Apply
In person. 7:24-8:14c



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



40 RHODE ISLAND RED laying
hens for sale. 773-6756 8:14p


FOUND: Cross bow. To claim con-
tact the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office. 863-773-0304 ext. 217.
8:14nc
LOST Black & white chihuahua
male named Jackie, 8 Ibs., shy,
last seen on East Hwy. 636. $100
reward. 453-3702 Avon Park.
8:7-14p


MiscTellaneous


NICE FAT young roosters for sale.
863-773-3997. 8:14p
RED QUAVAS, 863-735-0169,
Zolfo Springs. 8:14-21 p
10 ACRES OF LAND for lease,
$6,000 a year. Call 863-245-3589
leave message. 7:24-8:21p
40Y SHIPPING CONTAINER very
good condition, price neg. 863-
773-9251, 561-531-0422.
7:17-8:14p


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
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16'x8' FLAT BED TRAILER, excel-
lent condition, $1,000 OBO.
Phone 773-9122. 8:7-14p



SPECIAL FLEETWOOD, 14x60,
$10,900. Ready to move. Used
mobile homes, repos, rebuilt,
park models, set-up RVs, Zolfo.
863-735-0113. 8:14p
"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
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 7:3-12:25p

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L A M B ER 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 backyard, beautiful
landscaping plus 12x16 building with electric
and water. $195,000
GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! This com-
fortable and cozy 2B+/2Bth home is located on
large lot in quiet setting just outside city limits;
wood deck, enclosed porch, wood burning fire-
place; 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 western Hardee; perfect homesite.
$64,900 Call Charlotte Terrell for more infor-
mation.

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 loca-
tion. $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 PENDING
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED and POSSIBLE
OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of pasture-
land; secluded; small pond with natural flow of
water; perfect for home site or small ranch,
$255,000


Bus. (863) 773-0007 f a I
Fax: (863) 773-0038 I
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
GOLF COURSE HOME! Two story, 3B/3.5Bth;
large rooms with laminate and tile floors; many
extras; nice curb appeal! Call for details.

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, high-
way 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, convenient-
ly 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

Commercial building for rent or lease, perfect
for medical facility or offices; 3200 sq. ft. heat-
ed; located on West Main Street. Contact Doris
for more information.


.. SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON [E
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON...........773.9743 ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL..781-6971 ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268
ASSOCIATE: ROIIERT HINERMAN........227-0202


ACTIVE MILITARY families or
friends. Please call Heartland
Chorale for special recognition of
your loved one during our annual
Christmas presentation. 863-767-
6045. 8:14-21c
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Susan
Lopez, Linda Tindell, Walll Gray,
Sarah Hilbreth, David Rivera,
Joseph Hernandez, Roy Aleman,
James Carlton, Laura Ruiz,
Francisco Rosa, Amos Trevino
will be sold pursuant warehouse-
man's lien. Said sale will be at
Bowling Green Storage, 5020
Hwy. 17 N., Bowling Green,
Florida at 9:00 a.m., September 2,
2008. 8:14-21p
CONSIGNMENT EQUIPMENT and
machinery auction, September 6,
9 a.m. at Lee Civic Center, Ft.
Myers. Consign your equipment
now to be In the auction. Frankie
Land auctioneer. 239-936-4121.
landauctionservice.com AB-2084
AU2814. 8:14p

All sports are games of inches.
-Dick Ritger


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LEOPARD PUPS lots of spots, 8
weeks, health certificate, great for
hunting, family pet. 863-990-6745.
8:14-21p
FREE Pitbull puppies and long
hair kittens. 863-993-7994. 8:14p
PEKINGESE PUPPIES for sale, 8
weeks old, with certified health
papers, $400. 735-2787, 781-
4305. 8:7-14p
POODLE PUPPY for sale, 14
weeks, male, cream, $350 OBO.
773-4528. 8:7-14p
SHIH-TZU PUPS AKC, shots,
priced to sell, $250 taking
deposit, paper trained, healthy.
941-456-0580. 7:31-8:28p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


BE THE FIRST!!! To see this Ample 2/1 CB home
with Central Heat and Air, new carpet, inside
laundry room, with carport and fenced back
y7d. ONLY $92,500.

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.

CHARMING HOME IN GOOD NEIGHBOR-
HOOD!!! 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.
6.15 ACRES OF LAND ON BEAUTIFUL PEACE
RIVER. Great for Canoeing, camping or build
your own vacation home. Priced only at
$125,000.
BIG!! 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home!! 2,241 sq. ft.
Living area, new carpet, fresh paint, and new
roof makes this home a must see at a Reduced
Price of $165,000 or brina offer.
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. AUCTION ON
AUGUST 15. CALL LISTING AGENT!!!
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 acres on Hwy. 62,
large building Included. $750,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home
features a large kitchen and inside utility room
for a Reduced Price of $149,900.


HORSE MARE with 4 week foal,
$1,000. Donkey, very friendly, 1
1/2, $250. 954-324-5732.
8:14-9:11p
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

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EVERYTHING MUST GO 1 ga.
landscaping plants for sale.
Viburnum suspensom, Aztec
grass, Indian Hawthorn, sweet
viburnum, Loripedlum, Ligus-
trum. Clearance on all plants.
Please contact me at 863-781-
3712 or 863-773-3122. 8:14-9:11p
PLANT SALE Corner Main &
Bryan, Bowling Green. Fri./Sat.,
8-4. 100 to $2. 8:14p


Clean Cut Lawn Care
and Pressure Washing
free estimates irrigation repairs tree & hedge trimming
Blair 781-5533 c7:31-8:29p



NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
12:00 pm 5:00 pm
Monthly rent from $513 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Richard Dasher


CENTER HILL PROPERTY! 27.5 acres with a 2
Bedroom, 1 Bath home fronts beautiful Payne
Creek. Includes 12 acres of irrigated citrus grove
and barn. Seller will consider dividing property
into parcels. Call today for details. $350,000.
COUNTRY HOME WITH ACREAGE!!! Enjoy the
sunset on The balcony of this 2 story home on
3.4 acres of land. This beautiful unique home
under a Galva aluminum roof includes 2
Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Jacuzzi tub, office, recreation
room, stove refrigerator, dishwasher, and heavy
duty disposal. Cool it down with the brand new
Trane AC. Reduced from $189.000 to $172.000.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front
porch and large fenced yard. In nice neighbor-
hood!!!
GORGEOUS AIN'T THE WORD!!! Home or Office
- your choice on Hwy 17 N. 3 BR, 1 Bath on Hwy
17 Bowling Green, Great Potential at a Great
Price. ONLY $64,500.
COUNTRY LIVING, BUT CLOSE TO SHOPPING!!!
You will enjoy this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath large
screened porch on Double lot. ONLY $92,500.
THREE SETS OF DUPLEXES on Hwy 66, Buy one
at a time or all three, great investment property!!!
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $159,500; 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
for $155,000 and 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with
Fireplace for $169,900.
5 ACRES "WHAT A DEAL" ONLY $58,000.
WE HAVE PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN
HELP WITH FORECLOSURES, SALES,
FINANCING AND PURCHASES. CALL
TODAY! WE CAN HELP!!
SO, YOU WANT TO MOVE TO
GEORGIA?? Want to know more??
Call Donna!! 863-781-3627. Many homes
and acreage available!! STOP BY FOR FREE
INFORMATION BOOKLETS.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK NEW LISTINGS!!!
LAKE LOTELA!!! Home with enclosed inground pool. Completely remodeled with brand
new stainless steel appliances including stove, refrigerator, built In microwave oven,
dishwasher, washer and dryer. Granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms. Pinecrest
golf course across road. This property is approved for ExpressPath Financing. "Please
contact listing agent for more Information." Reduced: $354,500.
JUST LIKE IN MAGAZINES!!! This beautiful 2 story home sits on 1 acre +, Downstairs fea-
tures Dining room, Kitchen, Den, Living room, Family room with large Bathroom. 3 grand
sized Bedrooms, and 1 large Bath Upstairs. Has gorgeous hardwood floors throughout.
Great front porch with rocking chairs and back porch with shade anytime. Graceful selec-
tion of Color Schemes. $245,000 Come see for yourself the space and beauty of this home!


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


Furniture
China Cabinet, Table, Server
$650
Triple dresser w/mirror and
chest of drawers
$175
Dining room table w/4 chairs
$75
Coffee tab!e, 2 end tables,
occasional table
$60 each
Brown wing back leather
chair
$50
Dark blue love seat
$65
Washer works great
$45 6
Prices neg. 66
448-2249 or 368-1637


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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Classifieds


FOR SALE BY OWNER 1140
Downing Circle. 3BR/2BA, dbl.
wide. Updated and upgraded
inside and out. Landscaped lot
w/irrigation .system. Asking
$74,000. Call 767-0443. 8:14p
10 ACRES HIGH and dry, 1030
Methodist Church Rd., Bowling
Green. Build your dream house,
$130,000. 954-324-5732.
8:14-9:11p
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
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


3/2 HOUSE, $650 monthly, first,
last and deposit. 773-2595, 781-
3637. 8:14p
DW MH, Crystal Lake Village, 1/1,
front porch, nice. 863-773-5090.
8:14-9:11p
121 WEST MAIN, 900 SF, zoned,
HC available. 863-445-0915, 863-
773-6616. 8:14-9:11 p
HOUSES, APARTMENTS, stores,
restaurants. $500+N.D. weekly,
monthly. 863-832-1965, 863-445-
0915. 7:31-8:28p
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
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:ltfc


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CB Home on 2 1/2 acres, 2,000 sq ft 1,800 heated, lots
of tile. High & Dry. Only 3 minutes from town. Boyd
Cowart Rd. REDUCED Asking$175,I00 $165,000.
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NICE 2BR/1B, upstairs apartment
in town, $750 month. Utilities
included. No pets or smoking.
773-6255. 8:14-21 c
3/2 SW MH, Fort Green Springs,
non-smokers, no pets, $600. First
and security. 1-772-530-7047,
1-772-336-4411. 8:14p
FOR RENT 2BD/1BA single
wide, Charlie Creek, $600 a
month, $300 deposit. Available by
the 18th. 863-781-1538.
8:14p
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31tfc


Self motivated with experience in electrical,
mechanical and stainless steel welding.
Proficient in writing and reading English.
441 S. R. 64 E. Zolfo Springs
1863-528-1094
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Happy Home

Apartments


2BR/1B, fully furnished, central H/A,
utilities & cable included
$750.00 month, plus security deposit
2BR/1B, unfurnished
$600.00 month, plus security deposit
Located in nice neighborhood Ft. Meade
(863) 375-9988(863) 2857203 -
(863) 214-5645
Ask for Sheila
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HELP WANTED
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for ECE
Coordinator in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible
for providing on-going direction, support, training and
technical assistance for Direct Services Center in support of
quality Early Childhood Education services for migrant
children and families. Preferred: Bachelors Degree in ECE
or related field with 12 credit hours in Early Childhood
Education and a minimum of 5 years experience working in
Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years in a
supervisory position. Head Start experience preferred.
Bilingual. Accepted: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood
Education or related field with 3 years experience in Early
Childhood Education. Head Start experience preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred. Starting salary $620.80 -


652.40 weekly. Annual
matched retirement plan.


EOE. ADA. License #


and Sick Leave and employer-


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2BR, 2B, In Town, Shelton Ave. $124,900.

Make Your Vac. Plans now! Bryson City Mt. Cabin
Rental, Sleeps 4-5, very secluded. $400 weekly.


BART BATON.Ralto.Assoiate


Realtor.


_ATTENTIONT!The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on lace, 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


SHADY'S BICYCLE REPAIR Sell,
repair. 2848 Hwy. 64 East, Zolfo.
863-773-6603. 8:14p
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
Summer savings average yard,
ZS, Wauchula, BG, $25, includes
mowing, weedeating, blow off dri-
veway and walk. Licensed/In-
sured. 863-781-2129. 8:7-9:4p
UGLY OLD RUSTY tub, we will
make it shine again. Refinish,
repair bathtub, complete job,
$189, inf. 863-253-1845. 8:7-9:4p


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
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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


Production Line Personnel
Apply in person at Florida Beef
441 State Rd. 64 East
Zolfo Springs, Fl 33890
\L 863-528-1094
S Reading and Writing in English a MUST!



Lonestar
Coji.straiLjtiotA. Co3rp>-

General Contractor
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Locally owned and operated


Office 863-773-4779


Fax 863-773-9865
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KELLER WILLIAMS
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An indenl'tdQywned Bro~rage
Mikey Cding
Realtqcl \
(863) 781-1698. \

midfloridalistmins.com
New Listings Priced to Sell
5 acres desirable location. High & Dry! Cleared w/beauliful oaks
& pines, fenced. Power on properly ready to build home site.
$75,000.
8 acres Beautiful Sweetwater area. Mature oaks & pines.
Cleared & fenced wla 20x40 Pole Barn and a 4" well. Double wide
MH use for rental income until your ready to build )our 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. eS:le


BPy Here Hardee C Crcompany Buy
Pay Here- .--- Local
Wauchula Hills 1" U Wauchula
Corner of Hwy 17 any Vehicle (across from
REA Rd. with COuPO I First National Bank)
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HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS

Full Time $22,36000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking
applications for full time Telecommunication
Specialists. You must be at least 19 years of age,
have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been
convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to
be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts.
Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL.
If other arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-
0304 ext. 211. EOE
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Closing date: 8-15-08
Send resume/letter of ECMHSP-Bowling Green
interest or apply at: Center, 5115 Mason
Dixon Avenue, Bowling
Green, Florida 33834
Telephone: 863-375-2101


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Back to School Specic

Tile Clearance
12x12 Piedra Noce Floor
Matching 8x8 Wall

Only $.89 s.f.
I Bullnose 3x8 only
$1.49 each

Hurry before it's gone!
Call for August Specials on

Carpet/Vinyl/Laminate/Tile


I Belflower's
r FLOORS direct
i 767-1060


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North,- Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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August 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B


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
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289k 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
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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Sports is human life in micro-
cosm.
-Howard Cosell

POST
OFFICE
NO
HIRING




Placed by adSource not USPS, who hires.
s1-866-749-1415


eSoto County


CASH FOR UNWANTED vehicles,
paying $150 & up. Call J.T. 863-
269-6556. 7:31-8:28p


SATURDAY 7:30 till 1:30. Estate
items, furniture & children
clothes. 705 Oak Forrest Drive.
8:14p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. ?, Corner of
Oak & First Ave. Clothes, toys,
books, VHS tapes, washer, furni-
ture, household items, lots more.
8:14p
8:00 to 12:00 p.m. Multi-family
sale. 2964 Whippoorwill Lane.
8:14p
SATURDAY 8 to 2, 609 E. Bay
St., Wauchula. Computer equip-
ment, cds, speakers, amps,
Playstation 7 games, clothes.
Something for everyone. 8:14p
YARD SALE: 308 Riverside Drive
in Riverview Subdivision. 8:14p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY at Edna's
Place. $25 off refrigerators, wash-
ers and beds! Everything on sale.
8:14c
MANS YARD SALE
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 15 & 16,
1120 Mockingbird Rd., Village of
Charlie Creek. Married man just
found out all the extra household
and outside items he previously
owned are no longer needed. All
his stuff must go 12 ft. jon
boat, 2 motors, 2 trailers, fishing
equipment, slot machine, gam-
bling table, soda machine,
household items, baby clothes
and a whole lot more.
863-781-6483. 8:14p
SATURDAY, 814 North 7th Ave., 8
till ?? Teen clothes, misc. 8:14p
SATURDAY, 16th 2741 W. Main
St. Movies, DVDs, Playstation 2,
housewares, clothes, lots misc.,
8-? 8:14p
MOVING SALE North 8th,
Wauchula, Saturday, 8 a.m. ?, 7
pc. dining set, truck topper,
clothes, misc. 8:14p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 906
North 9th Ave. Lots of baby stuff.
8:14p
It is impossible to imagine
Goethe or Beethoven being
good at billiards or golf.
-H.L. Mencken

I always turn to the sports
section first. The sports page
records people's accomplish-
ments; the front page has
nothing but man's failures.
-Earl Warren


In my home or mobile
Profit & Loss Reports
Input Data Bank Reconciliations
Organize and File
Payroll and Billing Notary Public
Reasonable Rate

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Over 40 years experience residential, agricultural, com-
mercial and industrial properties.
Call us for information on current listings.
We will provide a free property analysis on qualified listings
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W. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years expeI'rien ce
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Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


A TRUE JOURNALIST
Almost as stunning as the news of the sudden death of televi-
sion newsman Tim Russert was the depth of grief all of us felt at
his passing.
From one end of the country to the other, people everywhere
experienced a profound sense of loss when they heard the news. It
was as if they had lost a dear friend. And, in a way, they had.
Russert, 58, who headed the Washington bureau of NBC News
and was the longtime moderator of "Meet the Press," died after suf-
fering a heart attack in his office on June 13, a day after returning
from a brief family vacation in Rome.
Russert had always refused to think of himself as a celebrity,
but rather as "a kid from Buffalo" who made it big. Instead of
downplaying his family's working-class background and his
parochial-school education, he gloried in it. He always credited
one of his junior-high teachers, Sister of Mercy Lucille Socciarelli,
with leading him into the world of journalism.
As noted above, I was taken by the personal sense of loss
many Americans felt when they heard Russert had died. Part of it,


Nutrition

Notes

Q: Can you offer any serv-
ing suggestions for Brussels
sprouts?
A: It's a smart move to serve
Brussels sprouts! These crucif-
erous vegetables are a nutrition-
al powerhouse. They belong to
the family which also includes
broccoli, cauliflower and Bok
choy. Studies link greater con-
sumption of cruciferous vegeta-
bles with decreased incidence
of several types of cancer.
These vegetables are a source
of isothiocyanates, a class of
phytochemicals that help our
bodies detoxify undesirable
compounds and may help to
stop cancer before it starts.
Brussels sprouts, which re-
semble mini cabbages, are usu-
ally served as a side dish,'but
they also make a nice addition
to stir-fries, vegetable soups
and salads. Although easy to
prepare, if Brussels sprouts are
overcooked they tend to devel-
op a strong smell and mushy
texture. To prepare them, begin
by trimming off all remaining
portions of the stem as well as
the discolored outer leaves.
Wash them well under running
water or soak them in a bowl of
fresh water to clean. Before
cooking, cut an "X".in the bot-
tom of each sprout to ensure
that the hedtespreads'bvenly.
Microwaving is a perfect
cooking option as it preserves
the sprouts' texture and color.
Steaming is another preferred
option. Cook until the Brussels
sprouts are bright green and just
tender with a little crunch, usu-
ally 4 to 8 minutes in a
microwave or 8 to 10 minutes
steamed, depending on size. If
you're not serving immediately,
chefs often recommend plung-
ing cooked Brussels sprouts
into cold water to stop residual
cooking.


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I'm sure, was his honesty, his respect for those he interviewed, his
humility.
There was more to it than his honesty, of course. I think that a
"Christopher Closeup" interview we did with Russert in 1996
explains it better than anything else I've seen. What I found most
appealing about the interview is that it gives us Russert himself
talking about his values, his beliefs, his devotion to the craft of
journalism.
This isn't what we've had so much of for the last few weeks,
others telling us how good he was, and why. This is Russert on
Russert, and the interview sparkles. Here are a few Tim Russert
quotes:
"There's no substitute for preparation."
"The 'mental gymnastics' I learned from the Sisters of Mercy
taught me to think on my feet. These are the same values and'dis-
cipline I bring to the job today."
"There's no state religion here, but that doesn't mean you
shouldn't foster or encourage belief in God. It's central to my life.
I can't set aside my religious beliefs; they are part of my totality as
a human being."
On the kind of shouting matches that characterize many TV
interviews: "I call them food fights, and I don't like food fights."
Russert personified truth in the way he did his job and the way

he lived his life.
For a free copy of "Your Good Example Makes A Difference,"
write:The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004;
or e-mail: mail@christophers.org.


DISTRICT CHAMPS!


COURTESY PHOTO
The Dixie Youth Major All-Stars won the District 7 Championship at the recent tourna-
ment in Frostproof. Here, Hardee County Youth Sports representatives show their
appreciation to CF Industries for its sponsorship of the champion Major All-Stars by
handing off the trophy to Nick Katzaras, Hardee Phosphate Complex general manager
for CF Industries. With him are (from left) Tanya Royal, Hardee County Youth Sports
board member; Frank Johnson, manager of the District 7 Major All-Stars; and Chris
Spencer, coach of the championship team.




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www.ForOurKidsFuture.com

CONSERVATIVE
"Mr. D" PROVEN LEADER November 4th, 2008
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Congratulations


Bowline Green Elementary


The Panther Booster
S.Association would
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SBowlingGreen Elementary
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successes this past
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"A"School Grade

Battle of the Books District Champs (4 out of 5 years)

Fourth Grade Writing Scores

Fifth Grade Science Scores

Golden Apple School Award


We Wish You Continued Success For

The 2008.2009 School Year!
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Full Machine Shop
Perry T. Knight
Owner/Operator
Office 863-767-1333
Cell 863-781-0145
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10B The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
Case # 2008-CA-000238
Division #
UNC:
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee
on behalf of ACE Securities Corp.
Home Equity Loan Trust and for
the registered holders of ACE
Securities Corp. Home Equity
Loan Trust, Series 2006-HE4,
Asset Backed Pass-Through
Certificates,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Azzedine Saoud and Nourel
Abrami, Husband and Wife;
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc. as Nominee for
First NLC Financial Services;
Unknown Parties In Possession
of #1; Unknown Parties in
Possession of #2; 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

Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY
TO:
Azzedine Saoud; ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 621
Cypress Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 and Nourel Abrami;
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 621 Cypress Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873

Residences unknown, if liv-
ing, including any unknown
spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has
remarried and if either of
both said Defendants are
dead, their respective
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assigness, credi-
tors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons
claiming by, through, under
or against the named
Defendantss; and the
aforementioned named
Defendants) and such of
the aforementioned
unknown Defendants and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui
juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property,
lying and being and situated In
Hardee County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows:

LOT 17, OF LAKE DALE
ACRES, A SUBDIVISION IN
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 41.
more commonly known as 621
Cypress Street, Wauchula, FL
33873.

This action has been filed
against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO &
FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is 10004
N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 112,
Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of
this notice and file the original
with the clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately there after; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 5 day of August,
2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Circuit and County Courts
By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT
ADMINISTRATION, (863)-534-
4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING
OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD
(863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL CASE NO.
25 2008CA 000452
VALIDATION OF $2,700,000
SCHOOL BOARD OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REFUNDING AND REVENUE
BONDS, SERIES 2008A
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA and the
taxpayers, property owners and
citizens of Hardee County,
Florida, et al.,
Defendants.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THROUGH THE STATE ATTOR-
NEY FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO
THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS, CITIZENS
OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS
OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN,
AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR
CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE
AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE
OF THE PLAINTIFFS REFUND-
ING AND REVENUE BONDS,
HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED OR TO BE
AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THERE-
BY;

The above cause coming on to
be heard upon the Complaint this
day filed herein by the School
Board of Hardee County, Florida
(the "School Board"), seeking to
determine the authority of the
School Board to issue its
Refunding and Revenue Bonds,
Series 2008A, in the amount of
not to exceed $2,700,000 (the
"Bonds"), a more particular
description of said Bonds being
.contained in the Complaint filed
in these proceedings, to deter-
mine the legality of the proceed-
ings had and taken in connection
therewith, and the legality of the
provisions, covenants and agree-
ments contained therein and the
revenues pledged to the payment
thereof, and seeking a judgment
of this Court to validate the pro-
ceedings for said Bonds, the rev-
enues pledged for the payment
thereof, and said Bonds when
issued pursuant thereto, and said
Complaint now having been pre-
sented to this Court, for entry of
an Order to Show Cause pursuant
to Chapter 75, Florida Statutes,
and the Court being fully advised
in the premises:
IT IS ORDERED AND AD-
JUidGED thhlthe State of Florida,
through the gtate Attorney of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida,
and the several taxpayers, prop-
erty owners and citizens of
Hardee County, including non-
residents owning property or sub-
ject to taxation therein, and all
others having or claiming any
right, title or interest in property
to be affected in any way thereby,
or to be affected thereby, be and
they are each hereby required to
appear and show cause, if any
there be, before this Court on 3rd
of September, 2008, 8:45 o'clock
A.M. In the Chambers of the
undersigned Judge at the Hardee
County Courthouse in the City of
Wauchula, Florida, why the prayer
of said Complaint should not be
granted and why the proceedings
for said Bonds when issued pur-
suant thereto and the revenues
pledged to the payment thereof
should not be validated and con-
firmed as therein prayed.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED
AND ADJUDGED that this Order
to Show Cause be published in
the manner required by Section
75.06, Florida Statutes.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED
AND ADJUDGED that by such
publication of this Order all tax-
payers, property owners and citi-
zens of Hardee County, Including
non-residents owning property or
subject to taxation therein and all
others having or claiming any
right, title or interest in Hardee
County or the taxable property
therein or in any property to be
affected by the issuance of said
Bonds or to be affected in any
way thereby, or the validity of
such Bonds or of any revenues
pledged for payment thereof, or
of the proceedings authorizing
the issuance of said Bonds,
including any remedies provided
for their collection, be and they
are made parties defendant to
this proceeding, and that this
Court shall have jurisdiction of
them to the same extent as if
named as defendants in said
Complaint and personally served
with process in this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED in
Chambers at Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida, this 5th day of
August, 2008.
HONORABLE
MARCUS J. EZELLE


CIRCUIT JUDGE
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 252008CP000070
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

CORDIE YVONNE PEELE,
deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CORDIE YVONNE PEELE,
deceased, whose date of death


Fort ..


Greetings from Fort Green!
We have lots of deaths affect-
ing our community. I am getting
older, so I know more people in
the winter stage of life. Our
deepest sympathy is extended
to the Dale Thomas family and
to the family of J.D. McQuaig.
They both grew up in the Fort
Green area.
We are thankful Mary Fields
and Mesca were not hurt in the
recent car wreck. You can repair
a car but it is more difficult to
repair humans!
Charles, Ruby and Matt
Cochran had a terrific vacation.
It began in Savannah and then
on to North Carolina and Tenn-
essee. We truly live in a small
world. Who do you think they
would see in Savannah but
Randy and Faye Davis? It is
amazing, but you can't go any-
where without seeing someone
from Hardee County!
Happy birthday wishes to
Ashlee Abbott. She celebrated a
big one on Aug. 12. She now is
ready to vote. I feel sure she
will always remember her 18th
birthday.
Incidentally, I can keep up
with Ashlee's birthday because
she and my mama celebrated on
the same date. Mama would


was March 15, 2008, and whose
social security number is 263-62-
5692, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL, 33873-1749. The
name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this ., court WITHIN, THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice Is 8-7-08.

Personal Representative:
Michael Peele
3124 Platt Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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Case #24813

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

vs.

KENNETH D. RICHARDSON,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: KENNETH D.
RICHARDSON,
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. O. 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. Romlne
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: -a- Stella DeVaney,
Division Representative 7:24-8:14c


have been 93, but she did not
make it past 82. You always
miss your mama. You who still
have them, call them up and just
talk to them!
Jason Keene was in the
Orlando hospital when this was
written. He had surgery Mon-
day, and hopefully he is recov-
ering well. Please pray for
Jason.
When I called to make an
appointment with Sylvia, the
girl who usually cuts my hair, I
was told she had moved to
Georgia to help care for her
aging parents. All you ladies
know the trauma when you
must find a new beautician!
Several of my friends go to Lois
Ann in Bowling Green, which
is nearer Fort Green than Se-
bring so I called her and got a
Friday afternoon appointment.
Barbara Casey said, "Oh, all
the little ol' ladies go on
Friday," and I said I would "just
fit right in!" It was pleasant to
sit and visit with all the girls,
and they all looked pretty!
Carol Brown is the GA Lead-
er at Fort Green Baptist. On
Aug. 5 the GA Girls took gifts
they had purchased to Lydia's
House. This was a good experi-
ence. The residents told the
girls how they went wrong and
what is now important in their
lives. Ladies in distress just stop
in off the street for prayer.
Lydia's House is in the for-
mer location of Roger's Meat
Market. There have been drastic
changes and the home is beauti-
ful. More important than a
beautiful home is the love the
residents express for the Lord.
Stop in and visit, and even do-
nate items for a good cause.
Girls attending were Kasie, K
Lynn, Hannah, Holly, Brianna,
Ashlee, Norma and Kaylee.
After touring Lydia's House
and the acreage it wishes to pur-
chase for a transition home for
the ladies to experience a new
type of life with their children,
the girls had pizza for lunch and
then out to Faye Davis' home
for a back-to-school pool party.
They all had a long but good
day!
Good luck to all the students.
J always was happy to return to
School, b'u then I never saw my
friends in the summer unless I
rode the bookmobile with my
mama. The Carnegie Library in
Valdosta had a bookmobile that
had regular routes to the rural
homes in Lowndes and Echols
County. When that big red
vehicle stopped in front of a
home, there was happy commo-
tion. Times are just different in
this modern age! Why, we did-
n't even have a telephone to call
our friends and, if we had, they
didn't have one to answer!
Time sure makes a difference.
Last Saturday afternoon the
wind was blowing cool and
sorta' felt like hurricane weath-
er! Of course when I first mov-
ed to Florida, I was told only a
newcomer or an idiot predicts
the weather in Florida! All of
Hardee County will always
remember Charley blowing in
Son Friday, Aug. 13, 2004!
Everyone be careful and pray
for one another.


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Lake Dale Baptist Church
hosted a back-to-school party
Wednesday night. Bags of
school supplies were given to
each of the high-school, middle
and elementary students. Even
the toddlers received age-
appropriate gifts.
The church family helped to
gather the supplies and food. In
charge of this special event
were Carol Coker, Phyllis Wells
and Sara Lopez.
The students enjoyed pizza
and soda, Jello jigglers, and
large cookies with "Back to
School" written on them. Bro-
ther Larry Coker gave the stu-
dents some words of wisdom
from the Bible.
Pastor Jason Delgado has felt
the Lord leading him and his
family to relocate to Tennessee.
He and his beautiful family will
be missed beyond words. They
will be leaving out by Sept. 1.
While our church family
seeks a new pastor, we will be


lifting the Delgado family up in
our prayers as they follow the
path God has set before them.
Love and prayers to all. -
As most of our Lake Dale
residents know, the state has
been working on our bridge out
by Little Charlie Creek RV
Park. I spoke to one of the men
overseeing the project a few
days ago, and he said they are
hoping to finish up in the next
few months.
They have been doing some
maintenance on the bridge,
cleaning the wasps nests down,
making sure the bridge is in
good working order, and paint-
ing it. As you come down the
river via boat or canoe, the
work they have done only adds
to the beauty of our community.
Sara Morales celebrated a
birthday this last week. My
apologies, Sara, for missing this
special time. Belated birthday
greetings and many more.


BEAUTIFUL MORNING

You awake to birds singing a beautiful song,

The sun shining so bright through the window,

Flowers blooming,

That is how you know the morning is beautiful.


Kids laughing, dogs barking,

The sky covered with a blanket of butterflies,

That is a beautiful morning.

Tiffany Ford
Wauchula

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REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS

The School Board of Hardee County will receive requests for sealed bids for the following items:


1993 Chevrolet Caprice
1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
1994 Plymouth Voyager
1990 Chevrolet Van

1987 GMC 19 Passenger
1993 International 65 Passenger
1994 International 65 Passenger
1988 International 65 Passenger


Used Vehicles
VIN # 1G1BL5378PR111836
VIN # 2FABP74F1JX198544
VIN # 2P4GH25K1PR643887
VIN # 1GCEG25H5L7131545
Used Buses
VIN # 2GDH631J7H4504546
VIN # 1HVBBPLN7PH524206
VIN # 1HVBBACN55H605775
VIN # 1HVLPZWN3JH578526


Vehicles may be viewed at the Hardee County School Board, Transportation Department at 1277
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 or for more information contact Karen Walker, at
(863)773-4754. Vehicles are sold as is.

Vehicles must be moved within 30 days after Board acceptance of sealed bids.

Sealed Bids must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Attn: Rocky
Kitchens, Deputy Superintendent, P. O. Box 1678, Wauchula, Florida 33873 not later than 2:00
P.M., Wednesday, August 27, 2008. Envelopes must be sealed and marked as follows:

PROPOSAL: August 27, 2008
Used Vehicles

The Hardee County School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive
informalities. Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not be accepted.




Dennis G. Jones


Superintendent of Schools


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SAVED BY GENERICS!
I was sitting in the living room, watching television and trying
to learn what 1 could about how cream-filled snack cakes are made.
I had recently developed an addiction to the program "How It's
Made" on The Discovery Cha.ini. 1 now know how hydroponic
lettuce is grown, and what goes into making graphite fly rods. The
downside is I have lost all interest in eating bacon. Ditto sausage.
I was watching a robotic arm squirt filling into the baked cakes
when an odd noise invaded my television-induced coma. It was the
cabinet doors in the kitchen opening and closing, punctuated by a
giggle after each door slam. I reacted as I always do when inter-
rupted; with more than a little irritation.
"Who is that?" I demanded.
"It's me. Jill."
Another cabinet door closed and I heard the refrigerator open.
"Well, what the heck are you doin'?"
More giggling. "Looking."
"For what?"
She appeared in my line of vision, a wry smile on her face.
"Mom, are we in trouble?"
"What do you mean? What kind of trouble?"
"Financial."
"Are you serious?" I responded. "We're always in financial
trouble. It's a lifestyle, and it's also an epidemic. Pretty soon there'll
be a new section in the newspaper 'Scraping-By Lifestyles.' Or a
new program on television called 'Lifestyles of the Poor and
Downtrodden,' but nobody will watch it because it'll be too
depressing. Why do you ask?"
"Generics," she replied.
"Huh?"
"Generics! The kitchen is full of them. Come look."
The cakes were being packaged, and a commercial was com-
ing on, so I got up with a sigh.
"I want you to look ..." she said, opening the cabinet over tihe
coffeemaker, "there's not a name brand one to be seen."
She held up a box of macaroni and cheese. "Generic," she said.'
Then came a box of spaghetti noodles. "Great Value brand," she
said. "Even the spaghetti sauce has a plain label and no pictures of
an appetizing plate of spaghetti, just words."
"Listen," I said, "you pay for those pretty pictures. I know
what a plate of spaghetti looks like, I don't need a picture. Besides,
I probably saved $5 on the makings for that meal by buying gener-
ic."

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"But, Mom, even the hamburger meat for the meatballs is store
brand!"
"So?"
"I just find it odd that there are not any name brands. Nothing.
Is there no product that isn't in a generic form?"
"I certainly hope not,"
"We have generic peanut butter, jelly, generic cereal, and we
even have generic Jello. We have store-brand milk, eggs and break-
fast sausage."
"Well, I won't be buying that anymore, now that I knii 'how
it's made," I murmured.
"We have generic salad dressing, generic, barbecue sauce,
generic steak sauce and cream cheese and margarine. The only
thing in here with a name brand on it is your beer."
"You.just never mind about that! I work hard and have few
pleasures, and I'm not giving up my ...
"Mom! I'm just saying that aSide from your beer, we don't have
a single name brand in this kitchen."
"Hey," I said, "when you start buying the groceries, you can
buy anything you want. You can fill your cart with all the luscious
graphic arts your little hart desires." I was getting defensive and
heated. "Y6u.can buy cavia iand gourmet popping corn and fancy
mustard. You have my blessings."
"Mom, I'm not complaining. I just thought it was kinda
funny."
S"Well, I guess it is, in a twisted sort of way," I admitted, grin-
ning, as she took a box of generic snack cakes off the top of the
refrigerator.
"I wonder if these are any good..." she muttered, studying the
package
"I don't know," I confessed, "but I can tell you how they're
made."


SFCC Offers C c

A Security NO

Guard Class The City of Wauchula, Coi
MeetingonMonday, Aug
South Florida Community Meeting on.Monday, Aus
College will offer a 40-hour funds for additional street
basic security-guard certifica- come before the CRA.
tion course Sept. 8-23 at the Immediately following the
Public Service Academy on the hold a Special MeetinS
Highlands Campus. Construction, Inc., and
Class meets four nights pir Florida, Florida Commun
week, Monday through Thurs- Florida Flo a
day, 6-10 p.m. The meetings will be hel
This course is required. to Street, Wauchula, FL 338
become a state of Florida certi- The itissn of
field security guard. The cost is Th CtComm on of
$133 and covers tuition and all basis of any individual's d
materials. aspect of the Commission
Register at any SFCC cam- ment or treatment in its prc
pus. For more information, con- dation as provided for in t
tact the SFCC Public Service Statutes, should contact th
Academy at extension 7280 o '
7285 at 773-2252.


We must plan for freedom,
and not only for security; if Clifford M. Ables, III, Esqui
for no otherreason than Oly -202 West Main Street. Suit
freedom can. make security Wauchula, Florida 33873
more secure. Attorney for the-City Of Wa
-Sir Karl Popper . t i


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended Aug. 7, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,854, com-
pared to 8,154 last week, and 10,188 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers
and heifers were steady to 1.00 higher.


Feeder Steers;



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 122.00-180.00;
300-400 lbs., 104.00-139.00; and
400-500 lbs., 94.00-115.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs., 100.00-140.00;
300-400 lbs., 93.00-113.00; and
400-500 lbs., 84.00-104.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 51.00-
56.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 67.00-
74.00.

It is not how much we.have, but how much we enjoy, that
makes happiness.
-Charles Spurgeon


ITY OF WAUCHULA

TICE TO THE PUBLIC
immunity Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will hold a Special
lust 18, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. to consider.allocation of CRA
etscape on Main Street, and any other business that may

.CRA meeting, the City of Wauchula, City Commission will
g to consider a contract change order with Westra
i proposed exchange of real property with the State of
ity Trust.
d at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
173.
ie City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ograms or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE VARIANCE
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue a variance (File # 0142476-
010, MOS-FG-VA-VR(2007)) to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (Mosaic), Post Office Box 2000, Mulberry, Florida 33860-1100 under
paragraph 378.212(1)(b), Florida Statutes (F.S.), from the reclamation timing requirements defined in section 378.209(1),
F.S. and paragraph 62C-16.0051(12)(b) Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) for the Fort Green Mine in Polk, Hardee, and
Manatee Counties. The variance is required for delays in reclamation due to limited availability of fill material because of
a temporary shutdown of mining operations. The variance is granted for a ten-year period ending June 1, 2018.
Mediation is not available.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must containrthe information set forth below and
must be filed (received by the clerk) iin 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), 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 appli-
cable deadline. A timely request for extension of time 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 subsection 378.212(3), F.S., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed with-
in 14 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 14 days of publication of the notice or with-
in 14 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 14 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 infor-
mation:
(a) the hame 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 N8-106.301,
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 complywith the above requirements or is untimely filed.
This intent to issue a variance constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph,
120.68(7)(a), FS, which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial
review of the order under section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the filing of a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the
Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000; and by filing a-copy of the noticeof.appeal
accompanied by the appliaible filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With a full slate of games last
weak, the 200g Community
Men's Softball League made a
small dent in its standings.
In Division II, A-l Safari
Glass picked up a pair of victo-
ries to narrow the gap with
Mosaic Fertilizer. Mosaic is hi
11-1 and A-l at 11-2. Peace,
River Electric Cooperative Inc.
(PRECo) is at 10-3, with Mer-
rill Lynch, Brant Funeral Chap-
el, Nemesis and Team Blacklist
rounding out the standings.
Celebration continues to lead
Division I, now with a 9-2 re-
cord, ahead of TKO, JXR Con-
struction, La Floresita, Re-
cycling at Marty's and Neme-
sis.
SLast Monday's games re-
placed the games rained out on
July 3 -
In the 6:45 matchup on Field
4, PRECO downed Blacklist
20-8.
Scott.Driskell rounded the
bases four times for PRECo,
with Matt Bell adding three
trips to home place. Driskell,
Bell and Rodger Brutus all hit
both a homer.and a double.
For Blacklist, it was leadoff
batter Calvin' Bates and Brett
Johnson with twin tallies.
Travis Wiggins, Scott Dixon,.
Keith Nadaskay and Chase Best
each chipped in with a run.
In the 8:15 game, Mosaic
beat Brant 12-8.
Willie Dickerson homered
and doubled and Todd Rogers
also homered for Mosaic. Mike
Carte, Bryan Smith, Dickerson
and Rogers each scored twice.
Lewis Martin doubled twice
to pace Brant. Joe Porter had
four hits and three tallies.
Martin and Wayne Graham
each crossed home plate twice.,
Meanwhile, on Field 3, TKO
won the early game 14-4 over
the Outlaws. .
O.T. Baez homered and dou-
bled among his four hits for-
TKO. Chris Rich tripled and
Chad Clark doubled twice.
Osles Lazarre, Baez and Clark
each circled the bases twiee.
Simon Olvera and Shay
Baker each doubled. for the
Outlaws. Haceem Shweil and
Olvera were each two-hit bat-
ters. Shweil, John McBride,
Robert Martinez Jr. and Baker
all scored.
The Field 3 late game was a
thriller, with A-1 nipping
Nemesis 18-17.
SGlenn Bergens, Laimar Gilli-
ard and Lester Hornbake all
homered for A- ,.Brent Gilliard
and Hornbake came home three


times apiece and Lamar Gilli-
ard, Bergens, Steve and Nick
Bergens all scored twice.
Jesse Reyes tripled and dou-
bled among his five hits and
Mario Tamayo homered for
Nemesis. Sam Rivera scored all
three times he got on base. Roy
Briones, Jose Gomez, Rigo
Briones, Roy Santoyo and
Reyes all crossed home plate
twice.
The Tuesday night opener on
Field 3 was another nail-biter,
with JXR edging Blacklist 20-
19 in the first interdivisional
game.
Reid Benton tripled and dou-
bled and Mike Jones doubled
twice for JXR. Ralph Arce and
Tadd Holton were each triple-
tally batters, and Jones, Benton,
Ryan Thomas, Josh JOhnst6n
and Mike Johnston each added
a pair of scores.
I Brian Patterson tripled and
doubled three times for Black-
list. Bryan Pelham homered and
Daniel Patterson also tripled.
The Patterson brothers each cir-
cled the bases four times.
In the Field 3 closer on Tues-
day, Nemesis cleared Celebra-
tion 12-10. -
Tamayo and Rigo Briones
each .homered for Nemesis.
Rigo Briones was the only
three-score batter, Tamayo and
Art Briones each scored twice
and Sam Rivera, Roy Santoyo,
Reyes. Miguel Santoyo and
Emmanuel Rivera all touched
home once.
For Celebration, Yogi Lozano
homered, Lee Valadez tripled
and Cody Greene and Lance
Benavides each doubled twice.
Lozano, Willie Gilliard and
Valadez were each twin-tally
batters.
On Field 4 on Tuesday, Brant
outscored the Outlaws 11-8 in
the 6:45 game..
For Brant, Ches Graham had
four hits, including a pair of
doubles. He was the only three-
tally batter. Jonathan added a
pair of runs among his three
hits. Martin also had three hits
for three RBIs. -
.Baker and McBride each
homered for the Outlaws. Baker
and Jose Olvers each scored
twice. Simon Olvera had twin
hits. Martinez, Shweil, Eric
Mushrush and McBride: added
solo scores.
In the 8;15 game, PRECo ran
past Recycling 2548.
J.R. Gough homered, and
Darryl Henderson and Bill
Alexy were each three-hit bat-
ters for PRECo. Alexy and Bell
touched home four times and
Scott Driskell, Mikey Driskell,


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Van. Crawford, Peck Harris,.
Gough and Darryl K. added
twin tallies.
For: R&fycling, it was Will
baviS and Adam Cartwright
each banging a double. Hagah
Bylund was the nily two-scote
batter. Daniel Garrison, Keith
Patterson, A.J. McCafferty,
George Ownby, Cartwright and
Davis each scored once..
Last Thursday's. opener on.
Field 4 was a: 1666 win. for
Nemesis Over JfR. ..
Rigo Briones homered .and
Reyes and Sam. Rivera each
tripled- for Nemesis. Leadoff
batter Reyes circled the bases
three times and Rivera, Roy
Santoyo and Art Briones each
scored twice.
For JXRt, it was J.fR. Bass
with a homer, double aind single
for three RBts. He and Brandon .
Lambert each sddred twice.
Josh Sheider.and Mike Weath-
erington added solo scores.
.In the, finale on Field 4,.
Celebrationp beatBrant 2347:
Clint Hendry hoihred twice
and Valadei and Greene each
added a homer. Hendry and
Valedez scored four times a-
piece and Gilliard aid Hdinojsa
added three runs each.
For. Brant, it was Joe Porter
with three hits and three trips to
hoee plate. Teddy Svendsoti
added twin .hits and scores for
two RBIs. Grtham added a pair -
of RBIs. John Roberson and
Ralton each added a runh.
Over on Field 3,. Mrrill
Lynch won the early Thursday
game 11-6 over TKO.
David Beumel homered and
Thomas Trevino and Bud
Plumley both tripled for Merrill'
Lynch. Trevinio, Teremy Gooid-.
wyn, Plumley and Felix Salinas
were each -twin tally batters.
Beumel, Raul Garcia and Fred -
Hodges added a run apiece.
ilric Orace- was a three-hit
batter for TKO. Donald White,
Bo Commadore, Osles Lazarre, :
Brick Virgile, Clark and Rich:
each put a run on the board.
In the late game, A-I lash La
Floresita 26-4.
Lester iHo-nbake doubled
three times and Steve homered
for A-.l Bell, Nite Lee, Lamar.
Gilliard, Lester Hornbake and
Brad Gilliard each came home
three times. Steve and L.P.
Hornbake added twin scores. .,
Leadoff hatter Bobby FPlres
scored the onl two runs for La
Floresita. A par of hits by Billy
Hernandez and others by Ernie
Briseno; Adam Koftwitz, Jessie
Aguilar and Jamie Flores left
them stranded;.


DAY


LEAGUE


Wauchula
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The HeraldAdvecae :
:With the rainout.games ctml-
pleted,. Wauchula i: st
Methodist remained tu beaten
and claimed the season's title.
SThe veteran squad defeated
all co"mers in .he two-month
season which ended last Thurs-
day. Behind Wauchula were
Alpha & Omega/Preedom Min-
istries, Holy -Child Catholic,
New Hope Baptist, Calebra-
tion Hrdee Campus, United
:ethodisi of Zolfo Springs and.
First Christian Churtih.
Games list Monday weret
replays rained out on June 30.
New Hope won tht opener .by
forfeit over Unitid Methodist of
Zolfo Sprtings whih did .field a
team.
In the late game, Alpha &
dO ega wOn 2249 over Holy
Child.
Wanda Stattler atid Saii Jo.
Morgan wtere ech four-score
batters for Alpha & Omega.
Amy Pranks, Lori Dees and
Jodi Griffin each added three
runs, and Olenda Eures, Frank-
ie, Kristin, Mimi and Penny
Strange each chipped in with a
run.
Kristina Garcia led Holy
Child with a trio of tallies.
Leadoff batter Vita added a pair
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the regularly-scheduled games. :. In th early gamn, Alpha &
In the 6:4 jgame, Holy Child Omnega beat United Methodist
bounced back for a 20-4 win, of 2dlfo Springs 21-4.
over First Chritian. Virginia JacksOn, Dees,
Prancisca was the only three Strange and Frankie each
tally batter for Holy Child. Vira, rossed home plate three times
Mushrush, Oarcia, Susan, .for Alpha. & Omega. Franks,
,Sonia, Rishonea Lampley, Nora Morgan, Griffin and Kristin
Compos and. i.rene psut twin M4bh added a pair of -tuns and.
scores on the board and Maggie E1ues an.d :Stettlp added one
Olvera added another run. each.
Paige Massey, Sandy Drisk- Meagan Henderson, Angel
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only First Christian batters to Annette each scored for United
get all the way home. A couple : Methodist. Denise was stranded'
-were stranded twice and others ..twice and several other batters
also left on base. were also left on base.
In the 8: 1 game, Wauchula In the nightcap, Holy Child
Methodist finished its season picked up a 24-9 win over First
with a 25-0 shutout of New Christian.
Hope. Leadoff batter Vira came
Jennifer 8. circled the bases around t6 sMore five times for
four times for the Methodists. Holy Child. Kiistina Garcia,
'Megan Smith, Mary Morgan Muhrush ahd Prancisca added
and Elene Salas each came triple tallies, while Susana,
home three times. Almee D0elle. Lucy Garcia and Lampley had
pere, Shauntee Hines, Leigh dual scores and Olvera, Comp-
and Heather Heine each added os, Zita and Irene each added
twin tallies and Jamie Rivas, one run.
Diane Brummett, Kim Tyson Leadoff batter Massey and
and Jo added solo scores. Melisak Albritton each circled
Many of the New Hope play- the bases twice for First
ers were victims of the fly-ball Christian. Ketus, Judy, Stacy,
out, while others were left on Lori and Secky each added a
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


PRIMER MISSION BAUTISTA EL REMANENTE
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 IGLEC CRISTINA
375-2295 152 Airport Rd.
JMartes Oracion.....................:00 p.m.,
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m. MaJes Sercio.....................0 p.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m. Jueves Servicio.................7:30 p.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m. Vieres Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m. Domingp Servicio................0:30 a.m.


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

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

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

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

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ...................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 ................7:00p.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 Dxiana St.- 315-3370
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. 3754228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

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

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


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
S Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
jWorship Service .................. I1:00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

WAUCJWIA

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

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

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

CHARLIECREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773,3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
IEvening 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.
773-4576

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


ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ..........1.........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.
SSunday Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)......................6:30 p.m
. (Youth Worship for gr9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .........................11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................... 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
................... .............6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-Sth 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 ......1.........1 :0 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 pip.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m.
lMorningService ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study .......................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship........,6:00 p.m
STuesday Bible Study..1........;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 .....................:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service .........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..............10:00 a.m
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAII'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning ..................10:00 a.m
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH


Sunday Evening ...............4:00 p.m
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m


LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES ?
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. 7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING C(URCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
S 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 .................: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 ..................(lst & 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.
SEvening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road -,773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ................1........ 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 p.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service .......i .m.10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Leaming ..6:30 p.m.



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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
SMorning 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..............0:00 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 .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND,TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
SundaySchool .................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 ................:.:000 a.m
Moving Worship .....;:.........11:15 a.m
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m
Thurs. Youth BibleStudy......7:00 p.m
Friday Night Worship ..........7:30 p.m
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
S TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m
Church ................ ......... 10:00 a.m
S. Youth Service .......................6:00 p.m
'Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m


-AJULA

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.:
Evening Worship ...............7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .A..................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 ..........1........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 ...............: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..
S FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ..............10.00 a.mi.
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
SSunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Worship..........................1.... 1:00 a.m.
Evening..................................6:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.

SNEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ...............10:0 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.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.
SServicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
...............:.. ................... 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.


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

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

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

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

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




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purpose that saves. It's faith in
a Person -- Jesus. --
Christ was crucified with
two criminals. One said, "So,
You're the Messiah, are You?
Prove it by saving Yourself -
and us."
But the other prayed,
"Jesus, remember me when
You come into your king-
dom."
"Today," replied Jesus,
"you will be with Me in
Paradise."
Have faith in Jesus, won't
you?





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HE WAS THE YOUNGEST


OF 18 CHILDREN .


By HERBERT PACE
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: Hoover Pace started school in
1940 when he was 6 yeas old. The
school he vent to was in New County,
Miss. The school went to eighth grade,
but after eighth grade they had to walk
to another school. They had to walk
even if it was raining, sleeting or snow-
ing.
Q: What did your parents do for a
living?
A: They were poor farmers.
Whatever
you raised,
you ate.
Q: What
were your
chores?
A: He had to cut wood for the stove,
feed horses, cows and hogs. He had to
walk half a mile to get water, and if he
dropped it, he had to go back and get
some more before he went home.
Q: What did you do in your spare
time?
A: He played basketball, baseball,
fished, hunted and played games.
Q: What was your first job?
A: He worked for other people on a
farm, and they paid $2 a day for dinner.
After 5 or 6 o'clock, he finally went
home.
Q: What is your full name?
A: Herbert Hoover Pace
Q: Where and when were you
born?
A: A small town in Hickory, Miss.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1934.
Q: How much were groceries back
then?
A: The groceries were about $5 a
week.
Q: What did you do for a living?
A: He went to work cutting wood.
He hauled logs and paper wood to build
houses, ships and lots of other things.
Q: How old were you when you


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had your first child?
A: He was 15 years old when he had
his first child.
Q: Do you have a job now?
A: No, he does not have a job now.
Q: Who did you marry?
A: He married Christine Pace, the
former Christine Pitts.
Q: How many kids did you have?
A: He had 11 kids.
Q: Did you go to college?
A: No, he didn't go to college.
Q: Why didn't you go to college?
A: He was a 10th-grade dropout
because he had to get a job and take
care of his family.
Q: Were you a good person in
school?
A: He was a pretty good person
when he went to school.
Q: Did you ever get into a fight?
A: Yes, he got into two or three per
week; in the country, you had to fight.
Q: How many times did you go to
the office?
A: He never got suspended or sentto
the office.
Q: How old were you in high
school?
A He was 19 years old when he was
in high school before he dropped out in
10th grade.
Q: How many boys and girls did
you have?
A: He had six boys and five girls.
Q: Did you have a car?
A: He bought his first car back in
1952 and dropped out of school in
1956.
Q: Was everything cheap back
then?
A: Yes, everything was cheap back
then. A drink, ice cream scoop and
candy were five cents each.
Q: How much were some of the
prices?
A: Some things cost five cents back
then. You can walk in the movies for 15
cents, a gallon of gas cost 20 cents, and


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-Aristotle


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Q: Were you young when you got
married?
A: He was 30 years old when he got
married.
Q: Do you go to church?
A: Yes. He is the preacher of the
Church of Christ.
Q: Have you even been out of the
country.
A: No, he has never been out of the
country.
Q: Did you ever smoke back then?
A: He did a little, but not very much.
Q: What are your parents' names?
A: Eugene Pace and Effie Lou Pace.
Q: How many brothers and sisters
do you have?
A: He has 17 brothers and sisters and
he is the 18th child.
Q: How tough were your parents
on you?
A: They were strict on him, and he
had to obey them all the time no matter
what they said.
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Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older,
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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-"-COUNTY COURT I .(original charges possession of
The following marriage drug paraphernalia and posses-
licenses were issued recently sion of marijuana), probation
in the office of the county: revoked, 180 days CTS, $677
court: fine and court costs, $100 pub-
Nicholas James Fisher, 38, lic defender fees and $50 COP
Wauchula, and Deborah Aman- added to outstanding fines and
da Waldrup, 33, Wauchula. fees and placed on lien.
Allen C. Richard, 64, Bow- Danielle Gould, battery and
ling Green, and Charlene Alli- disorderly intoxication, proba-
son Anderson, 58, Bowling tion one year, no bars, no alco-
Green. hol, alcohol abuse evaluation
Luis Gamaliel Flores, 20, and treatment, no contact with
Zolfo Springs, and Veronica victim, $677 fine and court
Ann Torres, 23, Zolfo Springs. costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
The following small claims Mitchell Kelley Hensley, bat-
cases were disposed of recent- tery, 12 months probation, no
ly by the county judge: contact with victim, 12-week
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. anger management class, $677
Jim H. Murray, default judg- fine and court costs, $50 COP.
ment. Marcus Darrel Hodges,
Direct General Insurance Co. domestic battery, two counts
a/s/o Quing Qui vs. Angelica A. violation of a domestic violence
Garza and Gabriel Montes, injunction for protection, tres-
judgment. pass and trespass other than
Livingston Financial LLC vs. structure or conveyance, trans-
Troy L. Stanford, settlement ferred to pre-trial diversionary
agreement and judgment upon program.
default. Eston John Kersey, petit
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. .theft, adjudication withheld,
Isabel Lozano, stipulated agree- probation six months, no con-
ment approved, tact with property, $325 fine
Carla Nava and Vicki Nava and court costs, $50 COP, 25
vs. David E. Borack d/b/a hours community service.
Borack & Associates, P.A., vol- Eston Thomas Kersey, petit
untary dismissal, theft, adjudication withheld,
Midland Funding LLC vs. probation six months, no con-
Lois Grimmette, default judg- tact with property, $325 fine
ment. and court costs, $50 COP, 25
hours community service.
The following misde- Christopher Jermaine Pace,
meanor cases were disposed domestic battery, notfprosecut-
of recently in county court. ed.
Carlos Alvarez, criminal mis- James Bentley Richey, disor-
chief, 13 days in jail with'credit derly intoxication, time served,
for time served (CTS), $325 adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub- fine and court costs, $50 COP.
lic defender fees, $155 restitu- Maira Sanchez, AKA Stefani
tion, $50 cost of prosecution DeLaCruz, resisting arrest
(COP). without violence, violation of
Tocory Daniels, trespass probation (original charge pos-
other than structure/con- session of drug paraphernalia),
veyance, resisting arrest with- and two traffic charges, proba-
out violence, two counts battery tion revoked, four months CTS,.
and violation of probation $340 fine and court costs, $100


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public defender fees and $50
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees and placed on lien.
Christopher Shaw, domestic
battery and violation of proba-
tion (original charge domestic
battery), probation revoked,
four months CTS, $677 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees and $50 COP added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.
Paul Edward Simon Jr.,
domestic battery, 60 days CTS,
probation 12 months, 12-week
domestic violence class, $677
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees $50 COP.
Dana Michelle Smith, resist-
ing arrest without violence,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP.
Carl Elliott Vanover, resist-
ing arrest without violence,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Aaron Laronn Daniels, viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, time
served, 12 months probation,
12-week domestic violence
class, no contact with victim,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 COP.
Martha Faulk, domestic
assault, transferred to pre-trial
diversionary program.
Heather Pavolini, two counts
misuse of wireless 911 system,
adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, $325 fine
and court costs, .$50 public
defender fee, $50 COP, $150
investigative costs, 100 hours
community service.
Jimmie Jessie Tenorio, tres-
pass other than structure/con-
veyance, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fee,
$50 COP.
Maria Escamilla, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Nadine Reyna, filing a false
report, probation six months,
attend class, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Gayla Renae Davis, violation
of probation (original charges
trespass, battery and criminal
mischief), probation revoked,
four months CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Marcus Douglas Lanfier,
DUI amended torreckless
driving with' alcohol a factor,
probation one year, DUI school,
random screen, alcohol evalua-
tion, no alcohol or bars, $50
COP, 100 hours community ser-
vice; refusal to submit to DUI
test, not prosecuted.
Alphonso Daniel Allumi,
DUI, probation 12 months,
License suspended six months,
DUI school, evaluation, no
alcohol or bars, pay all traffic
tickets, $913 fine and court
costs, $50 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service; no valid license
and no registration certificate,
adjudication withheld, proba-
Stion six months, concurrent,


Dennis Wayne Cline II, dri-
" ving while license suspended
(DWLS), produced valid
license, adjudication withheld,
$195 court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
Mateo Ruiz Ambrocio,
DWLS, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Eliazar Garcia, DWLS, time
served, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Bryan Lee Oliver, DWLS,
dismissed.
SLaura Lee Fletcher, DWLS
and tag expired more than four
months, 150 days CTS, $345
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP.
Maridell Castillo Rodriguez,
violation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 90 days CTS, arrange
payment plan for fines and
court costs.
Maria Villegas, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts DWLS), probation re-
voked, time served.
Michael Jonathan Ayers, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges DUI and leaving the
scene of a crash with property
damage), probation revoked, 90
days CTS, arrange payment
plan for fines and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Maribel Maya and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Omar A. Maya, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Countrywide Home Loans
Inc. vs. Joseph L. Vickers II and
Brandy Vickers, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Tasha Dunbar vs. Joshua
Emory Mohn, petition for in-
junction for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Angela Ellison Hendry and
Edward C. Vinson, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Cruz Rodriguez and DOR vs.
David Rodriguez, petition for
child support.
Cindy L. Bonnaville and
DOR vs. Thomas D. Riley, peti-
tion for child support.
Carolyn Hampton vs. Lex
Albritton and the Hardee
County Board of County Com-
missioners, damages.
Lynn Nolan vs. Russell E.
Nolan, petition for injunction
for protection.
Christina Lyr~g,,Vidal and
GustavoYfidal, divorce.
Eva White o/b/o minor child
and DOR vs. David Bautista,
petition for child support.
Barbara A. Morley vs.
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilation Inc., damages.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Mary Rickett vs. David
Rickett, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Jama S. Abbott and Jesse R.
Abbott, amended divorce order.


Celeste Powell vs. Paul Edward Lawrence Grissom,
Edward Simon, dismissal of'. possession of methampheta-
temporary injunction for pro-' :mine and possession of drug
tection. paraphernalia, transferred t9
Victoria Lynn Lochlear and drug pre-trial intervention pro-
Ryan Lochlear, divorce. gram.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Mark Randal Kiella, posses-
Spain Transport Inc. and Joanna sion of methamphetamine and
Louise Spain, judgment of pos- d possession of drug parapherha-
session of property. Ilia, two years community con-
David Allen Burr and Helen !trol with inpatient placement,
Ann Bradley-Burr, dismissal of ,pay all traffic fines.
divorce application. Victor Tecuapa Meneses,
Sarah Smith and DOR vs. i grand theft auto, 18 months pro-
George Williams, child support :bation, ignition interlock, $913
credit approved. fine and court costs, $340 pub-
Juan Flores and DOR vs. lic defender fees, $100 COP;
Victor Flores Avalos, voluntary DUI with property damage,
dismissal of petition for child leaving the scene of a crash'
support. with property damage and no
Silvia Johnston and William, valid license, time served; DUI,
Johnston, child support order. not prosecuted.
Mobley Greenhouse Inc. vs. Christy Lucella Pace, aggra-
,Bowling Green Enterprises, vated assault with a deadly
voluntary dismissal. weapon, transferred to county
Melissa A. Terry vs. Tommy misdemeanor court.
L. Parker, motion for contempt Kevin Wayne Phillips, pos-
denied. session of methamphetamine
Nina C. Gomez and DOR vs. and possession of drug para-
Nina Gomez, order denying phernalia, not prosecuted.
petition to change child sup-, Darrell Antron Hines, pos-
port. session of cocaine with intent to
Laura Slaughter Singleton sell within 1,000 feet of a
and James Earl Singleton,' church or school, adjudication
divorce. withheld, two years community
Amanda Kathryn Sanchez control, $520 fine and court
and James Latimer Sanchez, costs, $340 public defender
annulment of marriage, fees, $100 COP.
Jason Michael Lopez, aggra-
The following felony crimi-' vated battery with a deadly
nal cases were disposed of last weapon, criminal mischief,
week by the circuit judge, trespass on structure or con-.
Defendants have been adjudi-' veyance, possession of marijua-
cated guilty unless noted oth-. na, possession of drug para-
erwise. When adjudication is phernalia and fleeing to elude a
withheld, it is pending suc- law enforcement officer using
cessful completion of proba- lights and siren, not prosecuted.
tion. Sentences are pursuant Amanda Marlene Evans, sale
to an investigative report by of methamphetamine within
and the recommendation of 1,000 feet of a church or school
the state probation office and and delivery of drug parapher-
also state sentencing guide- nalia, adjudication withheld, 18
lines. Final discretion is left to months drug offender proba-
the judge. tion, curfew, no alcohol or
Maxine Bernard, two counts drugs, drug abuse evaluation,
introducing a controlled sub- warrantless search and seizure,
stance into a correctional insti- $520 fine and court costs, $340
tution, not prosecuted. public defender fees, $100
Brandon Dacuma Bravo, vio- COP.
lation of probation (original Alain Yara, cultivation of
charge carrying a concealed marijuana, possession of drug
weapon), probation revoked, 18 paraphernalia and possession of
months community control marijuana with intent to sell or
house arrest, with same condi- deliver, not prosecuted.
tions and concurrent with Hills- Darius Hudson, possession
borough County sentence, of marijuana, time served,
Aaron Markeeia Cook, viola- license suspended two years,
tion of community control $325 fine and court costs, $190
(original charge fleeing or. public -defender fees and $50
atteripting to elude a law en- COP placed on lien; possession
forcement officer), felony dri- of. cocaine and possession of
ving while license suspended drug,.paraphernalia, not prose-
and resisting an officer without cuted .,.


violence), community control
revoked, two years Florida
State Prison, $520 fine and
court costs, $340 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP added to
unpaid fines and fees and
placed on lien; felony driving
while license suspended, time
served.
Nathan Ray Deanda, viola-
tion of community control
(original charge grand theft
auto), community control re-
voked, 14 months Florida State
Prison, unpaid fines and fees
placed on lien.
Eliazar Garcia, possession of
methamphetamine, not prose-
cuted.


The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
BRIX Investments LLC to
Elihoreph LTD, $600,000.
Agricultural Production
Management inc. to Groves of
Peace River Inc., $295,000.
Edna Hays to Ben Beckham,
$18,000.
Steven M. Carpenter and
Junior M. Archer to Primitivo
and Juana A. Flores, $92,500.
Lavon and Linda Cobb to
,L&L Properties of Central FL
ILLC, $82.000.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, 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.: 562 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:

Lots 15 and 16, Block 14, Magnolia Manor, a
sub-division located in Section 15, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, according to the
plats recorded in the public records of Hardee
County, Florida

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
285, PAGE 424.

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

Name in which assessed: TOM LONG, JR.

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 10" day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 31" day of July, ?008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee Oounty, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albrltton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD007XXXX 8:7-28c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, 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.: 88 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:

Lots 15 to 16, Block 14, Bowling Green RR
Survey, Section 4, Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County, Florida

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
661, PAGE 782.

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

Name in which assessed: LINDA SUE GIBSON

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 10" day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 1" day of August, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albrltton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD009XXXX 8:7-2
8:7-28c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON INC, the
holder of the following certificate has flied 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 15h 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.: 252008TD006XXXX 7:24-8:14c


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A Daily.Thought
THURSDAY
God has set His throne in
Heaven; He rules over us...
Bless God, all creatures,
wherever everything and
everyone made by God.
Psalm 103:19, 22 (ME)
FRIDAY
For since the creation of the
world, the invisible attributes
of God ... have been plainly
discernible through the
things which He has made,
and are commonly seen and
known, leaving people with-
out a rag of excuse. They
knew all the time there is a
God, yet refused to acknowl-
edge Him as such or to
thank Him for what He is and
does.
Romans 1:20-21 (PME)
SATURDAY
Then God looked over all
that He had made, and it
was excellent in every way.
Now, at last, the heavens
and earth were successfully
completed, with all they con-
tained.
Genesis 1:30,2:1a (TLB)
SUNDAY
Christ Jesus is the image of
the invisible God, the first-
born of all creation; for in
Him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth, visi-
ble and invisible all things
were created through Him
and for Him.
Colossians 1:15-16 (RSV)
MONDAY
Surely you understand how
the earth was created. God
sits on His throne above the
circle of the earth and, com-
pared to Him, people are like
grasshoppers. He stretches
out the skies like a piece of
cloth, and spreads them out
like a tent to sit under.
Isaiah 40:21b-22 (NCV)
TUESDAY
The four and twenty elders
fall down before Him that sat
on the throne, and worship
Him that liveth for ever and
ever. They cast their crowns
,before the throne, saying,'
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour
and power, for Thou has cre-
ated all things, and for Thy
pleasure they are and were
created."
Rev4:10-11 (KJV)
WEDNESDAY
Remember your Creator in
the days of your youth ...
before the dust returns to the
ground it came from, and
the spirit returns to God who
gave it. ...For God will bring
every deed into judgment,
including every hidden
thing, whether it is good or
evil.
Ecc 12:1a, 7, 14 (NIV)


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Aug. 10, Michael Newt McEntyre, 56, of 3342 Ridge Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan and charged
with contempt of court.
Aug. 10, Clyde William Bowen, 69, of 1608 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested Jby Sgt. Kevin White on a
trespassing charge.
Aug. 10, a break-in was reported at a home on Friendship
Lane.
Aug. 9, burglaries were reported at a residence on Marion
Street and to a vehicle on Lawndale Drive, both in Zolfo Springs.
Aug. 8, Donald Ray Brown, 25, of 211 Myra St., Portal, Ga.,
was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on charges of grand theft,
petit theft and fraud.
Aug. 8, home break-ins were reported on Lawndale Drive,
Snell Street and Locust Drive.
Aug. 6, Kenneth Allen VanSickle, 42, of 3295 SR 64 E., Wau-
chula, was arrested by the Hardee County Drug Task Force and
charged with drug possession, police obstruction and drug para-
phernalia possession.
Aug. 6, Bradford Allen Atchley, 31, of 2491 Morning Glory
Loop, Wauchula, was charged with theft of a credit card, illegal use
of a credit card and forgery by Dep. Paul Johnson.
Aug. 4, Rolando Junior Rodriguez, 31, of 409 Manatee Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged
with battery.
Aug. 4, a burglary was reported at a home on Dogwood Lane.
WAUCHULA
Aug. 9, Joeseph Bradley Winslow, 21, of 309 E. Jones St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and
charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Aug. 9, Javier Valdez, 24, of 402 Lynn St., Bowling Green,
was charged with battery by Ofc. Amy Drake.
Aug. 9, Christina Rodriquez, 25, of 682 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was jailed on a shoplifting charge by Sgt. John Eason.
Aug. 9, Jose Sinemey, 33, of 208 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
and Esteban Daniel Martinez, 20, of 707 Green St., Wauchula,
were arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and each charged with loi-
tering or prowling.
Aug. 7, Shawn Justin Turner, 36, of 408 S. Angelo Lake Road,
Avon Park, was arrested on probation violation and resisting arrest
without force charges by Cpl. Paul Bohanan.
Aug. 6, Jessie Lamar Keeton, 45, of 1093 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs; Dwight Earl Taylor, 42, of 815 Fifth St. E.,
Zolfo Springs; and Ray Skipper, 47, of 903 Quail Road, Wauchula,
were all arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with burglary and
grand theft.
Aug. 6, a break-in was reported at a residence on North Eighth
Avenue.



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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING
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 follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 459 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Lot 15 of Block "A" of KNOLLWOOD SUBDIVI-
SION, as per the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, page 32, public records of Hardee
County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
666, PAGE 1481.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: JAMES H. WEBB, JR.
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 17" day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 7th day of August, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD010XXXX 814
8:14-9:4c


Sheriff's Administration Pay Raises
Why is the Undersheriff set to make a $15,328 pay raise in 2008?
Did he arrest one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives?
Did he establish a drug interdiction program & substantially reduce the drug problem in Hardee?
Did he devise a strategy to curtail the gang problem? What did he do???
Why is the Admin. Commander in charge of Accreditation set to make an $11,869 pay raise in 2008?
It is ironic the sheriff's office law enforcement division isn't even accredited! What has this man
done for the enormous pay raise?
Why is the Major set to make a $15,328 pay raise in 2008?
I have absolutely no idea why a Major would receive such an enormous pay raise and drive a
county owned car that is basically brand new!
Why is the Civil Division Sergeant set to make $70,044 in 2008?
This person mainly oversees the service of civil process (subpoenas / summonses, etc).
Sworn deputies risking their lives make approximately 50% less than her!
This person may be related to the Major.
Why is the bookkeeper set to make $63,648 in 2008?
She makes almost double the salary of a high risk sworn deputy! She also makes more than
the jail commander!
Is she credentialed as a Certified Public Accountant? Does she have a college degree?
Why is the Patrol Lieutenant set to make an $11,634 pay raise in 2008?
A Captain with 20 years experience makes less money than this Lieutenant?
How does the sheriff determine the amount of an administrator's pay raise?
Is it performance based or is it just on a whim? Is it the "Good 'Ole Boy" System?
A new direction in leadership at the sheriffs office is long over-due!
I will fix the problems caused by the current administration and return credibility to the sheriff's office.*
All you have to do is show-up and vote for me on August 26, 2008 and then again on November 4, 2008.
Thomas Santarlas(R)
for Hardee County Sheriff
Responsible Use of Tax Payers' Money
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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
Presbyterian Church Grounds
Are Improved: This week the
grounds around the First Pres-!
byterian Chulch, located on'
North Seventh Avenue just off
Main Street, were cleaned up
and beautified, adding much to
the appearance of that section
of town.

Teachers 'Not Under Anti-
Nepotism Law: The Supreme
Court ruled that teachers are not
affected by the Anti-Nepotism
Act passed by the 1933 Legis-
lature, which would prohibit
employment of relatives by
public officials.

Survey Has Started For Gas
Plant Here: Survey for the pro-
posed installation of a munici-
pal butane gas system in
Wauchula began Tuesday
morning under direction of'
Donald E. Fuellhart, representa-
tive of Brokaw, Dixon, Garner
& McKee, engineers and biolo-
gists, of New York.
Trips To Cuba Won By 2:
Young Ladies: Misses Lila Sin-
clair, of Wauchula, and Ernes-
tine Bryant, of Bowling Green,'
won The Advocate's 2 free trips
to Cuba in the campaign which
closed Monday night.
Gillette Named For Conser-
vation Officer: D.E. Gillette,
chief deputy sheriff of Hardee
County and a veteran peace
officer, has been named as con-
servation officer for Hardee and
DeSoto counties, under State
Game Commissioner George
W. David, according to an-
nouncement made this week.

Baptist Homecoming Sun-
day: Wauchula will be the
mecca for Baptists of this sec-
tion Sunday when the home-
coming celebration of the First
Baptist Church takes place.


50 YEARS AGO
Elks Promise Prizes Galore
At Fish-A-Thon: Four big;
prizes will be waiting for the,
four lucky youngsters who
catch the most, the biggest, the
smallest or the first fish in the
Elks Club Fish-a-Thon tomor-
row at Rock Lake.

Drunken Driving Cases In-
crease: Drunken driving ap-
pears to be on the increase in
Hardee County. More arrests on
,this charge were made last week
than during the entire preceding
six weeks. Five persons were
arrested and charged with dri-
ving while intoxicated last
week.

Win Boosts Firemen Out Of
Cellar, D&R Retain Firm Hold
On First: Action around the
softball circuit this week result-
ed in no change in D&R's first
place, but the Firemen climbed
out of the cellar at last on the
strength of a 8-3 victory over
Knight's.

Family Outing Ends In One
Of County's Most Tragic Fatal
Accidents: Hardee County,,
which has had more than its
share of serious or fatal acci-
dents during the past two
weeks, was still recovering this
week from the shock of one of
the most tragic accidents in the
county's' history. The Eugene
Devane family of Bowling
Green all drowned in 25-foot.
water at the phosphate pool.

D&R All Stars To Play
Benefit Game Sunday: Softball
league leaders Davis & Roberts
have thrown down the gauntlet
and will take on the best the rest
of the league has to offer Sun-
day afternoon.

After 43 Years Apart, Family
Is Together Again Here: Forty-
three years ago, in an Atlanta
orphanage, two brothers and a
sister said goodbye to each
other. Last week Mrs. John
Richardson and her brother,
John Wesley Royal, saw their
brother, 'George, again for the


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula-State Bank
will sell the vehicle described ,elowVAs Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
2001 BMW CV ld#WBABS53441JU80258
1990 SCR TL ld#90184
2000 TAKE TL ld#1T9AS5332YB540011
1988 Ford Tk Id#1 FDXK84A5JVA06015
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
August 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula Fl. 33873. 8:7, 14



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:
Wt/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 3"day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 25" day of July, ?008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD003MXXX
7:31-8:21c


Bandmaster Is Named: T.
James McGonigal from Kissim-
mee has been named new band-
master for Hardee Junior-
Senior High School. McGoni-;
gal, 22, was graduated 'from.
Florida State University in May'
with a major in instrumental
music.

25 YEARS AGO
Businesses Urged To 'Clean:
Up': With the spirit of a home-
owner tackling spring cleaning,
Hardee County businesses are
bringing out the scrub brushed,
brooms and paint supplies. The
Chamber of Commerce hopes
that business owners and other
concerned residents will make a
"concerned effort to beautify:
the businesses and highways in
Hardee County."

Stop-Work Order Still In
Effect: The stop-work order in
place at the First Baptist Church
construction site will not be lift-
ed until Church Building Sys-
tems provides the answers to
some troubling questions.

Council Dumps Dumpster
Ideas: Wauchula residents no
.longer have to worry about the
possibility of a Dumpster being
put in their neighborhoods, but
they still may soon be faced
with an increase in garbage
pickup rates.

Chamber Won't Give Up
Railroad Without Fight: Sea-
board System Railroad's recent-
ly announced line abandonment
proposal has been met with
cries of "not without a fight you
don't!" The Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce is ready
to go to battle.

Local FFA Members Attend
Washington Conference Pro-
gram: Three members of the
Hardee Senior High Future
Farmers of America chapter
recently attended the FFA
Washington Conference Pro-
gram in the nation's capital.
FFA members who went on the


trip were adviser Kevin Brown,
RondA Rollins, Gwen Martin County Buys Land For!
and Cheryl Albritton. Future Growth: Hardee County,
___ officials briefly dabbled in the
Wauchula Elk Edward Ben- 'real estate market last week.
ton Becomes Grand Lodee 'County commissioners conm-


Member: Edward Benton, ex-


* alted ruler of the Wauchula Elks
Lodge, and his wife, Karen,.
have just returned from the Elks
National Convention held in
Honolulu, Hawaii, where he
was recognized by the newly
elected Grant Exalted Ruler and
thereby became a member of
the Grand Lodge.

Jail Improvements To Cost
$55,000 To $75,000: It will cost
Hardee County between
$55,000 and $75,000 to bring;
the jail up to state standards, the
County Commission learned:
recently. This will only correct
all existing problems for three
to five years at most.

10 YEARS AGO
ZS Reappoints Police Chief,
Raises Salary: Charles Tillman
has been reappointed police
chief of Zolfo Springs for a
three-year term. That action'
came as the full Town Council
met in special session at
month's end. The Town Council
voted 4-1 to reappoint him and
to give him a $5,000 raise.

Sludge Plant Topic Of Meet-
ing: Open discussion of a pro-.
posed sludge processing plant
will hopefully dispel rumors
about it. Sherry Zendel, presi-
dent of Comp-Lete Food Inc.,
and a representative from the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection will be on
hand to provide information
and answer questions about the
company.

Medical Office Plans Expan-
sion To New Site: The vacant
Thriftway store in downtown
Wauchula is taking on a whole
new look. Within the next few
months, work will begin to ren-
ovate the huge store into a med-
ical office complex, new home
to Pioneer Medical Clinic,
which is outgrowing its rented
,facility.


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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 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.: 252008TD005XXXX 7:31.8:21c


jury has found. Such was the
verdict rendered last Thursday,
in Tampa in the 1996 .lwsuit
filed by Gloria Stewart against
the town.


pleted plans on Thursday for
the purchase of a pair of proper- Hardee YMCA Sweeps Sun-
,ties. Half of the $50,000 pur- shine Games: A group *of
chase of the land will be paid' Hardee Junior High School
'for immediately. i boys playing summer asket-
I -ball as the Hardee YMCA squad
SJury Denies Damages For; won its way through the
Former ZS Officer: The town of: Sunshine State games in mid-!
Zolfo Springs did display gen-' July. The baker's dozen played&
der discrimination, but it did not' four games July 10-12 and
!affect a former police officer's' ., remained undefeated in them:
chances of promotion, a federal all, said Coach Luther Clemons.


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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.: 131 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 dogr
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 3Xday 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.: 252008TD004)9(XX 7:31-s:2








August 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Dispelling Common Myths About Asthma With

World Champion Swimmer Peter Vanderkaay


Myth: People with asthma
wouldn't play sports. Fact: As a
world-class swimmer with asth-
ma, Peter Vanderkaay is living
roof that having asthma does-
't mean a life of sitting on the
idelines.
This is just one of the myths
hat Vanderkaay, a member of
he world-record-breaking U.S.
x200-meter freestyle relay
eam in 2004, wants to help dis-
el through ASTHMyths, an
nline resource for people and
parents of children with asthma
www.asthmyths.com)..
Vanderkaay started swim-
ming competitively when he
was 7 and was diagnosed with
sthma when he was 10. He is
mong the 20 million
Americans, including about 6.4
million children, who are
affected by asthma.
Asthma is a chronic disease,
meaning that even if patients do


ot have symptoms all of the
ime, their asthma is still there.
"The diagnosis came as a
hock," Vanderkaay said. "But
with support from my family,
doctors, coaches and friends,.I
ave been able to manage my
sthma and pursue my dreams.",
Raising awareness about
* .,ina control is what Van-
Serkaay is hoping to do with:
ASTHMyths.
ASTHMyths.com is a Web
ite developed by Merck & Co.;
nc. and is specifically designed
o help educate people with the
condition about some of the.
myths and facts of asthma. For
example:
Myth: Asthma can be
cured.
Fact: There is no .cure for
asthma, but people can help
prevent symptoms by speaking
with their doctors so they can


participate more in the activities
they enjoy.
Myth: No symptoms
means no asthma.
Fact: Even if people do not
have symptoms every day, their
asthma is thiee every day. By
partnering with their., doctor,
people can learn about their
triggers, and about the treat-
ment that's right for them so.
that they, can enjoy a more
active and healthy lifestyle.
Myth: Asthma is a phasd
that some people can outgrow.,,
Fact: Once someone has
asthma, he or she always has it.
But asthma doesn't have to st6i
people from working towards
achieving their goals.
The Web site discusses the
facts about the disease, the
importance f, talking to a do&,
tor and understanding the myths
vs. facts about asthma..
"It is important for families
living with asthma to under-
stand the disease, .know their
asthma triggers, and realize
what they can do to help control
their asthma," said Dr, Randall
Brown, M.D., MPH, Research
Director and Partner it Georgia'
SPediatric Pulmohology Assoc-
iates and Adjunct Associati
Professor of Health Bliavior
and Health Education at the
University of Michigan Schpol
of Public Health. "ASTH-
Myths.com offers tools and
information about asthma
which, in my view as a clinician
and asthma researcher, clearly
allow a better understanding of
the disease-enabling a better
conversation between the
patient, family and physician
about optimal asthma control."
ASTHMyths.com includes
useful facts, tools and informa-
tion such as:
Information about the
myths vs. facts of asthma;
An asthma symptom track-
er;
A checklist to-deternine
whether a daycare or school is
asthma friendly;
A step-by-step Asthma Ac..
tion Plan that can be developed
together with a doctor. : :
Also included in ASTH-
Myths.com is a "Poolside with
Peter" section where visitors
can track Vanderkaay's progress
and training as.he prepares for
the biggest swimming event of
the year that will take place this
summer in China. %
Vanderkaay hopes that his
story will encourage others like
him to keep their asthma under
control in order tO continue
working towards achieving
their goals.
To learn more about Van-
derkaay's experience and get
additional facts about asthma,
visit www.asthmyths.com. .


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING
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 follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 508 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:

Lot 5 of Harlem Heights, a subdivision located
in Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 25
East, according to the plat recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 18, public records of Hardee
County, Fla.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
57, PAGE 296.

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

Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF GRADY
COLLINS

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 17thday of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 5h day of August, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD008XXXX 8:14-94c


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-PEFE1-NOI-2502-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Comprehensive.
Plan for the City of Bowling Green, adopted by Ordinance No. 2007-09 on June 10, 2008, IN .
COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.318.4, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.

The adopted City of Bowling Green Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the
Department's Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available for
public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal business
hours, at the City of Bowling Green, Clerks Office, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida
33834. -

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a.right to petition for.an ..
administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the Amendment to the
City of Bowling Green Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance, as defined in Subsection
163.3184(1), F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after publication of this
notice, and must include all of the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.201, F.A.C. The petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or,0
delivered'to the local government. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any
right to request an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present evidence
and testimony and forward a recommended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this
Notice of Intent shall become final agency action.

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

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


-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahasee, Florida 32399-2100


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-PEFE1 -NOI-2503-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Comprehensive
:. pla if6r the City of Wauchula, adopted by Ordinance No. 2007-17 on June 9, 2008, IN
COMPLIANCE,pursuant.to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.

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

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

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

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



-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
"Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
S, Tallahasee, Florida 32399-2100 8:14c


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nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
w/Roll or Pizza Pocket (Salad
Tray, Mixed Vegetables, Apple-
sauce, Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Green Beans,
Juice, Birthday Cake, Ice
Cream) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni w/Roll
(Salad Tray, Pinto Beans,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz w/Roll (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Jell-O) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe or Fish
Sandwich (Salad Tray, Potato
Triangle, Broccoli, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
w/Biscuit or Pepperoni Hot
Pockets (Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Fruit Snack, Apple-
sauce) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Yellow
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk


Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
w/Roll or Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Pepperoni Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Pinto Beans & Ham,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz w/Roll or Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Savory
Rice, Jell-O, Pears) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Pepperoni Pizza or Fish
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Broccoli, Potato Triangle, Juice,
Applesauce) and Milk


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Yogurt,
Doughnut, Fruit Cocktail, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza Hot
Pocket (Tossed Salad, Potato
Rounds, Mixed Vegetables,
Juce, Fruit Snack, Applesauce)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Pineapple Chunks, But-
tered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh Po-
tatoes, Broccoli, Juice, Maca-
roni Salad, Birthday Cake, Ice
Cream, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY'
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Peaches,
Roll, Juice, Squash) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Pears,
Jell-O) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Roll
(Tossed Salad, Potato Triangle,
Applesauce, Juice, Broccoli
Normandy).and Milk


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WEATHER SUMMARY
High temperatures for last week were in the 90s. Nighttime
lows were in the 60s and low 70s. Major cities averaged tempera-
tures that were normal to 3 degrees above normal. Most of the State
saw less than an inch of rain last week, especially in the Panhandle
and Big Bend regions. Some areas in the central and southern
Peninsulas received substantial rainfall though. Kenansville, Ona,
and Homestead acquired 2.7, 3.2, and 4.6 inches, respectively.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging was 98 percent completed, compared to 89
percent last year. Peanut condition was rated 43 percent fair, 43
percent good, and 14 percent excellent. Hay baling picked up in
Marion County. Soil moisture in the Panhandle was reported as
short in most areas; however, the few areas that received rain
reported good soil moisture. Growers used irrigation when avail-



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able and hoped for more rain in upcoming weeks. Santa Rosa
County reported stress on cotton due to dry conditions. Soil mois-
ture was adequate forcentral and southern locations.
Topsoi 5ubeoili.
MoIstue TOPs I ::" ll
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week week ear we wk. I Y
Percent
Very short 4 1 4 4 4 11
Short 15 5 35 15 21 39
Adequate 71 85 58 78 73 48
Surplus 10 9 2 3 2
VEGETABLES
Most vegetable growers were finished with harvesting.
However, some producers malted avocadoes and okra last week.
In the southern Peninsula, land preparations for fall vegetables,
were increasing. In Polk County, summer cover crops were being
incorporated into fields for fall cabbage and broccoli planting.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Drought in the southwest reduced the State's pasture condi'
tion. In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture was in fair to
excellent condition. Soil moisture conditions were good, helped by
rain at favorable intervals. In the central areas, pasture and cattle
conditions were mostly good, but ranged from poor to excellent. In
the southwest, pasture condition was mostly good, but ranged from
very poor to excellent. The cattle condition ranged from very poor
to excellent. Statewide, the cattle condition was very poor to
excellent with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 1 0 1 0
Poor 4 0 : 4 0
Fair 25 25 25 20
Good 60 65 60 85
Excellent 10 10 10 15
CITRUS
The heaviest rainfall amounts this past week were received on
the East Coast. Ft. Pierce had over four inches for the second week
in a row. Ona, located in the southern citrus area, had over thiee'
inches. Other monitored citrus producing areas had an inch or less.
Daily high temperatures were into the lower 90s early in the week,
cooling off slightly by the weekend. Grove activity included aerial
and ground spraying, primarily for psyllid control. Other activity
included mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. Where caretakers were
spending sufficient time maintaining groves, the crop was pro-
gressing well. Orange sizes were as large as baseballs; grapefruit
are typically larger. Some color break has been observed inside
grapefruit in younger groves. Overall, conditions were good in well
managed groves and the outlook was good for the next season.


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Candidates File Financial Disclosure


Candidates for elected office
in Hardee County are required
by the state Commission on
Ethics to file full and public dis-
closures of their financial inter-
ests.
The form, on file at the
Supervisor of Elections Office,
shows what candidates' primary
sources of income are, and what
businesses, if any, they have a
stake in.
It also requires candidates to
give their net worth, and to list
assets and liabilities in excess
of $1,000. Net worth is the dif-
ference between assets owned
and liabilities owed. All may be
listed at the candidate's propor-
tionate share, if held jointly.
Income sources, too, must be
reported if the amount received
amounted to over $1,000 in a
year. To do so, candidates may
either fill out a sworn statement
or provide a copy of their most-


recent income tax return. If the
tax return is used, the state
requires candidates to submit a
complete form, including all
schedules and attachments.
Figures are rounded to the
nearest dollar. The candidate's
selection of sworn statement or
tax return for income reporting
is noted.

COMMISSION
DISTRICT 1
* Minor Bryant
Net Worth: $939,000
Income: (Joint tax return;
first two pages submitted)
Wages, $30,688; pensions/an-
nuities, $9,223; farm income,
$6,261; Social Security,
$15,339

* Gene Davis
Net Worth: $255,000
Income: (Statement) Stedem
Ford, Fort Meade, $60,000;


Chapman Fruit Co., $4,500

* Donny Waters
Net Worth: $311,766
Income: (Tax return) King
Fries, Fort Green, $17,400

COMMISSION
DISTRICT 3
* Terry Atchley
Net Worth: $179,025
Income: (Statement) Clear
Springs Enterprises, Bartow,
$100,000; Cattlemen's Live-
stock Market, Lakeland,
$15,000

* Gordon Norris
Net Worth: $138,000
Income: (Statement) Hardee
County Commission, $30,066

* Alane Solomon
Net Worth: $528,668
Income: (Statement) Boat in
the Moat Restaurant, Ona,


$19,860; child support, $3,900

SCHOOL
DISTRICT 2
* Tanya Royal
Net Worth: $270,612
Income: (Joint tax return,
first two pages submitted)
Wages, $86,016; business in-
come, $12,727; capital gains,
$1,041; farm income, $4,869

* Mildred Smith
Net Worth: $543,437
Income: (Statement) Hardee
County School Board, $55,470;
Highlands CdOnty School
Board, $1,673; Terrell Road
rental property, $1,560; Polk
Road rental property, $2,200

SCHOOL
DISTRICT 3
* Teresa Crawford
Net Worth: $268,500
Income: (Joint tax return)


Wages, $129,177

* Charles Crutchfield
Net Worth: $121,500
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $83,345

* Gina Neuhofer
Net Worth: $300,000
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $65,924; interest,
$1,376; dividends, $2,712;
business income, GLN Speech
Pathology, $4,375

SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
* Dennis Jones
Net Worth: $289,000
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $154,103; pensions/an-
nuities, $1,617

* Gary Moore
Net Worth: $737,640
Income: (Statement) Hardee


County School Board, $74,662;
Suncoast Schools Federal Cre-
dit Union, Tampa, $6,502; Ben
cor, Ohio, $1,265

* Robert Shayman
Net Worth: $229,394
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $140,452 ,.

SHERIFF
* Roger Clark
Net Worth: $264,108
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $104,287 (Baghdad
Police College, $83,274); inter-
est, $2,603; dividents, $2,217;
capital gains, $1,212

* Thomas Santarlas
Net Worth: $167,987
Income: '(Statement) Process
Server Central, Riverview,
$50,206; Investigative Analy-
sis, Riverview, $48,405; Box-
ing Santa, Riverview, $36,622


Candidates Report Campaign Spending


Gary Moore, a candidate for
superintendent of schools, is on
track to break all records for
campaign spending in Hardee
County.
Moore spent nearly $10,400
by Aug. 1, roughly three times
more than his opponents, in-
cumbent superintendent Dennis
Jones and challenger Bob
Shayman. In fact, the next big
spender, sheriff candidate Tom
Santarlas, has forked over about
half of what Moore has.
Interestingly, the shoestring
campaign belongs to the other
sheriff hopeful, Roger Clark,
who has doled out less than
$150 despite his opponent's
burgeoning war chest. Next
comes County Commission
challenger Gene Davis at under
$200, a figure more than tripled
by incumbent Minor Bryant and
more than quadrupled by oppo-
nent Donny Waters.
Spending levels, however,
might change drastically as the
Primary Election draws nearer.
Candidates with hefty war
chests could send figures soar-
ing. Thrifty spenders could be
saving for a big finish.
Accountings currently on file
in the Supervisor of Elections
Office cover only the period
from Jan. 1 of this year through
Aug. 1. The most recent cam-
paign treasury report, which
covered July 19 to Aug. 1, was
turned in on Friday. The next
report will be due two weeks
from that date, Aug. 22, and
may reflect increased spending


as Primary Election day draws
nearer.
Two candidates missed Fri-
day's reporting deadline, Jones
and Shayman. Both superinten-
dent candidates were out of
town. Each will accrue a $50
fine for each business day the
report is late. After five days,
the fine increases to $500 per
day.
The third schools superinten-
dent candidate, Moore, was
alerted to reporting errors
which showed his campaign
treasury as overdrawn. Moore
made the necessary corrections
prior to the 5 p.m. Friday dead-
line.
The reports themselves are
prepared either by the candidate
or by the candidate's designated
campaign treasurer. Either way,
the candidate must put his sig-
nature on each report.
The reports must give a total
number for campaign contribu-
tions. If the campaign has
received donations, the names
and addresses for each donor
and the amounts given must be
listed. Some campaigns, how-
ever, have been financed solely
through the candidate's own
funds, as is Moore's, for
instance.
Campaign expenses must
also be totaled, then listed indi-
vidually giving the recipient's
name and address, the amount
and the purpose of the expendi-
ture.
Following are the reports for
each candidate. Cities, if a
report correctly provided them,


are noted here only when they
are outside Wauchula.

COMMISSION
DISTRICT 1
* Minor Bryant
Treasurer: Mary Beth Bryant
Contributions: $800
Donors: John Ellis of Clear-
water, IPS Avon Park Corp.,
$500; Frank Buzzanca of Lake-
land, CP Industries, Bartow,
$100
Expenses: $693.31
Expenditures: Wauchula
State Bank, service charges, $8,
$8, $8, $8, $8, $8; Elections
Office, petitions, $11.70:
Printer's Choice, campaign
cards, $98.44, $49.22; Herald-
Advocate, ad, $68.80; Artype
Inc, Fort Myers, signs, $425.15

* Gene Davis.
Treasurer: Judy Davis
Contributions: $400
Expenses: $196.10
Expenditures: Tip Toes
Dance Studio, ad, $30; Elect-
ions Office, petitions, $12.90;
Lynn Shaver of Fort Meade, ad
artwork, $50; Herald-Advocate,
ad, $103.20

* Donny Waters
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $1,270
Donors: (No addresses listed)
Paige Waters, $150; Christina
Diaz, restaurant employee,
$200; Robert Abbott, citrus,
$300; Lyn Shults, $20; Marcia
Gillis, retired, $200; Ronald
Waters, citrus, $100
Expenses: $879.84


Expenditures: (No addresses
listed) Elections Office, peti-
tions, $14.80; Signs That Work,
advertising, $690.15, $133.75;
Herald-Advocate, ad, $43;
Vista Print, advertising, $88.54

COMMISSION
DISTRICT 3
* Terry Atchley
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $3,200
Donors: Maintenance &
Machinery, industrial mainte-
nance, Mulberry, $500; Corro-
sion Control, painting contrac-
tor, Mulberry, $500; Lisa Cot-
terill, administrative assistant,
Bartow, $500; Florida Engi-
neering & Design, Bartow,
$500; Rimes & Son Agriculture
Service, land clearing, Bowling
Green, $500; Alexandria
Rimes, Bowling Green, $500
Expenses: $1,843.13
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, voter list, $13.60,
$1; Turnkey Signs, Bartow,
signs, $631.30, $96.30, $96.30;
Art-craft Printers, Lakeland,
campaign:gards, dqW hangers,
$147.66, $236.47; FedEx Kin-
ko's, Lakeland, greeting cards
and envelopes, $330.10; Her-
ald-Advocate, ads, $68.80,
$137.60; Wauchula Post Office,
stamps, $84,

* Gordon Norris
Treasurer: Phyllis Norris
Contributions: $1,400
Donors: Robert Norris, citrus,
$200
Expenses: $928.02
Expenditures: Political USA


Co., New York, campaign pens,
$132.98; Elections Office, peti-
tions, $11.50; Printer's Choice,
campaign cards, $154.08; Octa-
gon Graphics, Clearwater,
signs, $564.96; Herald-Advo-
cate, ad, $64.50

* Alane Solomon
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $5,650
Donors: Mark Locke, Plac-
ida, construction, $100; Suz-
anne Dupree, Ona, retired, $50;
Helen King, Englewood, eye
doctor, $200; Karen Arthur,
Iowa, retired, $100; Alan
Albright, Zolfo Springs, retired,
$300; Betsy Grass, Ona, com-
puter programmer, $350
Expenses: $4,064.11
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, voter list, $12.60,
$1; Nickolson's Portrait Studio
Inc., Port Charlotte, photo-
graph, $240.75; Artype Inc.,
Fort Myers, signs, $1,498,
$2,000.90; Tractor Supply Inc.,
Arcadia, posts,. $302.86; Wau-
chula State Bank, service
charge, $8


SCHOOL
DISTRICT 2
* Tanya Royal
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $300
Donors: David Royal, $100
Expenses: $241.87
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, $12.80; Herald-
Advocate, ads, $51.60, $51.60,
$51.60, $45; Vision Ace Hard-
ware, paint, $29.27


* Mildred Smith
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $2,600
Donors: Jesse S. Carter,
financial analyst, California,
$500; Lillie M. Carter, retired,
$5Q0
Expenses: $1,645.86
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, voter list, $17.50,
$1; Herald-Advocate, ads,
cards, $138.68, $92.57, $45,
$271.92; Printer's Choice,
signs, cards, $881.89; Oriental
Trading Co., Nebraska, novelty
items, $110.11; Wal-Mart,
$45.19; Wauchula Post Office,
stamps, $42

SCHOOL"
DISTRICT 3
* Teresa Crawford
Treasurer:'Stacy Sharp
Contributions: $2,000
Donors: Bonny Houpe, re-
tired, Avon Park, $250; Jimmy
Houpe, retired, Avon Park,
$250
Expenses: $1,986.11
*Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, $13.80; Herald-
Advbcate, ads, $64.50, $64.50,
$64.50, $64.50, $129, $90;
Wal-Mart, supplies, $58.31;
Victory Store, (no address list-
ed), magnets, pencils, signs,
$1,015.42; Printer's Choice,
rack cards, $421.58


* Charles Crutchfield
Treasurer: Richard Daggett
Contributions: $1,350
Donors: Richard Daggett, re-
tired, $200
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Candidate Profile

MINOR L. BRYANT
County Commission District 1
Age: 72
Years In Office: 16
Occupation: Farmer
Education:
Hardee County High School
Ausbury College, Wilmore,
Ky.
Florida Association of Count-
ies Certification Program
Advanced Certification Pro-
gram
Florida Chamber Commerce
"Leadership Florida"
Experience:
County Commissioner
Florida Heartland Economic Development Initiative
Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Department of Transportation 20/20 Steering Committee
Rural Caucus Florida Association of Counties
Southern Water Use Cautionary Work Group I and II
Board of Directors for Small County Coalition
Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors, Budget,
Finance and Audit Committee
Platform:
It has been my pleasure the last 16 years to serve as your county
commissioner. It is my desire to continue to represent you in coun-
ty, regional and state positions. I will promote economic develop-
ment to create jobs and fund the county's needs, such as roads,
health and welfare programs for the young and old, affordable
housing and other needs. I have a proven record of dependability
by faithfully attending all functions offered and receiving phone
calls and letters. I will continue to use my experience with common
sense, education and care to represent all citizens of Hardee
County.






Candidate Profile

GENE DAVIS
County Commission District 1
Age: 60
Occupation: Auto Salesman
Education:
E Hardee High School
U.S. Army Computer School
Ford Credit Schools
Ford Motor Co. Schools
Numerous Ford Certifications
Bankers Life & Casualty
Insurance Advanced Manage-
ment
Experience: /
United Way Coordinatpr
Board Member First Christian
Church
Florida Notary
Race Director DeSoto Motor Speedway
Ford 300-500 Club
Platform:
We need to change the direction of growth in Hardee County.
Hardee County has some great department leaders; we need to let
them do their jobs. We need to reduce spending, but not reduce the
services. I will have an open-door policy and will listen to all the
citizens, not just a select few. Let's give the local government back
to the people.






Candidate Profile

DONNY WATERS
County Commission District 1
Age: 62
Occupation: Self-Employed
Education:
Hardee High School ."
Experience:
Military
Farming
Restaurant owner
Platform:
I believe my experiences in life
have given me the skills I need to
do the job of county commissioner.
I care a great deal about Hardee
County and have been a life-long I
resident of Hardee County residing in District 1. I am pro agricul-
ture and pro responsible new business development. I vow to be an
advocate for the rights of the citizens of Hardee County:I also pro-
mote government accountability. I will have an open-door policy
for concerned citizens of Hardee County. As your commissioner
and as you being a citizen of Hardee County, together we can make
positive change in Hardee County government. It would be my
pleasure to serve as your next Hardee County Commissioner
District 1, Democrat.


August 14, 2008. The Herald-Advocate 3


Bryant Battles Davis, Waters


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are four candidates for
the District 1 County Commis-
sion seat.
Early voting began Monday
and continues through Aug. 23,
with Primary Election Day on
Aug. 26.
There are actually three com-
mission races this year.
District 5 candidates, incum-
bent Democrat Dale Johnson
and former commissioner
Walter Olliff Jr., a Republican,
will wait for the General
Election in Novmember.
In District 3, the race is
between incumbent Gordon
Norris and newcomers Terry
Atchley, E. Donald Chancey
and Alane Solomon. Chancey,
the lone Republican, will sit out
this time and await the results to
see which Democrat he will
face in November.
The District 1 race has a sim-
ilar situation. Incumbent Minor
Bryant faces a challenge from
Gene Davis, Donald Samuels
and Donny Waters. Again,
Samuels, a Republican, will let
the other three duke it out to see
whom he will face.
This article will give an
overview of the Democratic
candidates in the District 1 race.

MINOR BRYANT
Bryant of SR 62 is four-term
commissioner, serving 16 years
and being active in regional and
state organizations on behalf of
the county. He recently was
notified by the Florida Associa-
tion of Counties that he is part
of the legislative leadership
team and co-chairman of the
rural caucus, obligating him for
the policy committee meetings
in September and legislative
conference in November.
"Money, that's our number
one problem. If we had the



Lee Faces

Johnson In

Wauchula
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Some residents of the city of
Wauchula have a choice to
make.
Those voting in Precinct 6,
and living in the Wauchula ter-
ritory west of U.S. 17 and south
of Main Street, will select their
next city commissioner, either
incumbent Heather Lee or chal-
lenger Delois Johnson.
Long-term commissioners
Clarence Bolin of District 3 and
Ken Lambert of District 2 were
re-elected without opposition.
District I's Troy Brant did
not seek re-election, as he has
moved out of that location. No
one filed to run for his position,
and the Wauchula Commission
will appoint someone to fill that
seat for the next four years.
The remaining race in this
year's elections is between Lee
and Johnson.
Lee was appointed to the
commission to complete the
term of Mavis Best, who had
replaced former commissioner
Amy McClellan when McClel-
lan moved out of Wauchula.
A dispatcher/systems control
operator for Peace River Elec-
tric Cooperative Inc., Lee now
seeks a full term to continue
what she has begun. "I love the
city. It's a good place to raise
our child. I've lived here 17
years and want to help make it
the best it can be," she said.
Johnson, a lifelong county
resident, has lived in Wauchula
for 48 years. A Realtor, she is an
associate with Lambert Realty.
"I've always been interested in
what's happening in the city.
The commission has made good
advances for the city, and I want
to be sure that continues. I'm
out and about and listen to what
concerns people," she said.


money, we could solve all our
problems. When the Legislature
cuts your budget without your
say-so, it makes it hard. Be-
cause we live in a sunshine
(open-government) state, we
can only discuss issue in public,
and when you mention any-
thing, people can misunder-
stand and it becomes more of a
problem," said Bryant.
"I believe we're going in the
right direction. If we get the
phosphate agreement settled
and get U.S. 17 four-laned, it
will help economic develop-
ment. I represent everyone, and
try to build good relationships
with other counties, the state
and the Legislature. I've work-
ed hard with the Small Counties
Association and the Legislature
to help the county.
"When we started this, there
were several so-called impossi-
ble goals, but some have been
accomplished. U.S. 17 is four-
laned as far as Zolfo Springs,
the Ona-Fort Green Road is
paved. Tax abatements helped
us get three power plants and
the mulch plant, which added to
our tax base and provided 500
new jobs, not phosphate ones
and ones we didn't have
before," Bryant continued.
"I plan to keep doing the
same thing and make things
happen. We tripled our tax base
with the power plants and
mulch plant. We have an indus-


trial park coming along with
new jobs. I'll keep plugging at
it. If's it not broke, don't fix it.
I believe we're on the right
track," he concluded.

GENE DAVIS
The Hob Road resident has
been a lifetime sales agent with
Stedem Ford, earning several
awards during his 30-plus years
of tenure there.
Davis said, "The biggest
challenge is to get the respect of
the community back and con-
vince people we are working
for them, so we can work on
good positive growth."
He continued, "The commis-
sion has lost all the respect of
the community. I believe we
can re-establish that and get our
heads straight on growth."
He plans to be available to
the community. "I want an
open-door policy, and to hold
open-door meetings regularly to
help solve any problems the
community wants the commis-
sion to take care of. I will set
one day a week when I can meet
with the public. The commis-
sion is not doing a good job of
being concerned, The people of
Hardee County deserve some-
one who will respect all the
people."
"We have to grow or be dead,
but it's growth in the right
direction. There has to be
accountability, that's the big


Commission District 1


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commission catering to a cer-
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tives. They are not being truth-
ful to the public. The county is
ready to make a change," Davis
commented.
"I want to bring good com-
mon-sense ideas to the table,
someone not using just their
experience. You can have all the
experience in the world, but you
have to use common sense too,"
he concluded.

DONNY WATERS
The Fort Green resident is
owner/operator of King Fries, a
mid-day restaurant along SR
62. He has also had experience
in the, military and in farming
and ranching.
Waters' focus is on young
people. "Impact fees are bad for
young people starting out with a
new home. They layer a loan
over years, and it (impact fees)
affects the amount and length of
their loans," he said.
"There's a need for more in-
dustry, jobs to keep the young
people in the county.
"Also, there are lots of coun-
ty staff from out of the county.
We need to take care of our own
residents. Our people need in-
house training to bring them up
to the job, and keep the people
who live here working."
Finally, "I hope we can
accomplish growth and yet
remain the rural county we are,"
concluded Waters.


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Elect:




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Wauchula City


Commissioner



Together ...

We can make a difference!



My mission: Listen, learn, take action, restore pride

and economic viability to our city.



Native of Hardee County

Wauchula resident 48 years

Experienced business leadership

Excellent communication skills

Solid performer you can count on for

proactive approaches and solutions

Your vote will be appreciated

I want to hear your concerns

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Vote early now or on August 26.







4 The Herald-Advocate, August 14, 2008


Norris Fights Atchley, Solomon


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As early voting began on
Monday, there were many can-
didates in many races, all want-
ing the voters' attention.
Early voting continues
through Aug. 23. The Primary
Election is Aug. 26.
The Cpunty Commission
District 5 face will wait until
November as Democratic in-
cumbent Dale Johnson and
Republican former commis-
sioner Walter Olliff Jr. wait
their turn.
In District 1, the race is
between incumbent Minor
Bryant, Gene Davis, Donald
Samuels and Donny Waters.
Samuels, the lone Republican,
will sit out this round, and let


Commission District 3


the three Democrats battle to
see whom he will oppose in the
General Election in November.
District 3 also has four candi-
dates, with Republican E.
Donald Chancey waiting for his
November opponent. This arti-
cle will give an overview of the
Democratic District 3 candi-
dates on the primary ballot,
incumbent Gordon Norris and
newcomers Terry Atchley and
Alane Solomon.
GORDON NORRIS
Golfview Estates resident
Gordon Norris is seeking his
fourth, and final, term as a com-
missioner, having served since
1996.


Candidate Profile


Age: 48
Occupation:


TERRY ATCHLEY
County Commission District 3

Agricultural-Based
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Education:
High School Graduate
Polk Community College
Business Management
Program
Numerous Management
Training Programs
Experience:
Supervisor Production and
Maintenance
Senior Management Contract
Negotiations, Business Development, Client/Employee
Relations, Safety
Executive Management Operations, Infrastructure, Land
Development, Planning and Zoning, Management Strategies
Platform:
To utilize my diverse work experience, skills and passion to bring
leadership, professionalism and integrity to the commission. To
promote and work for strategically planned and managed growth,
diversified economic development, fiscal responsibility and
accountable leadership for the people. Together we will make a dif-
ference.





Candidate Profile

GORDON R. NORRIS
County Commission District 3
Age: 62
Years In Office: 12
Occupation: Citrus, County
Commissioner
Education:
Hardee High School
Manatee Junior College,
South Florida Community
College
Experience:
SCounty Commissioner
Central Florida. R gional
Planning Couincil
Transportation Disadvantaged
Board
Library Board
County Code Enforcement, Level I Certification
Platform:
As your commissioner, I will be innovative, prepared and commit-
ted to move Hardee County forward. We must be focused on creat-
ing a stable future for our citizens by seeking out other sources for
economic growth and job opportunities. The completion of U.S. 17
will not only move people and 'products but will diversify and
expand the county's economy. Future growth will come, and there
must be infrastructure in place to handle more local traffic, more
people and the services they require As your commissioner, I
pledge to use my experience to help secure the future for Hardee
County and its citizens.






Candidate Profile

ALANE SOLOMON
County Commission District 3


Age: 46
Occupation:


Restaurant
Owner/Operator,
Eco-Tourist Business


Education:
Edison Community College,
Associate of Arts/Business
SHardee Senior High School
Experience:
Restaurant Management
Liaison To Bureaucratic
Agencies
Public Relations
Project Manager for
Agriculture, Residential, Private Industry
Platform: .
My goal in being elected the new county commissioner for District
3 is to lead Hardee County to a responsible future, focusing on
growth management and economic diversification while honoring
our "Old Florida Heritage." I believe it is time and I believe I am
capable of thinking outside of the box to conceive creative ideas -
some of which concern our children, our elders, our overall growth
and our general budget for the good of all Hardee County citi-
zens.


"There's no question. The
biggest need is four-laning all
of U.S. 17. Until it's done, it's a
major block for the future eco-
nomic development of the
county. That, and the upcoming
sales-tax amendment, can make
the difference in what we can
become," said Norris.
"Mosaic (mining) has been a
cooperative partner with
Hardee County, very approach-
able in a sensible government
approach. We've got to prepare
for the future. We've been
doing that on economic growth
since I came on in 1996. The
bottom line is the future," he
continued.
"We need to broaden our
infrastructure, such as water
and wastewater. It looks like
we're getting in the water busi-
ness. This economic slump,
won't remain. We need to be
ready when it bounces back.
We've been postponing impact
fees, but I'm worried about the
school system. It takes facilities
to educate our children, and we
need impact fees for them," he
continued.
"It's hard to get a feel on
things right now. What we can
do will be dictated by the bur-
den Tallahassee puts on us.
We're looking at whether jail
renovation is a good idea or not.
Would it be a dollar wisely
spent, or should we look at a
new facility? There's a commit-
tee.studying this, and when they
come back, we will need to
address the best direction for
our future, to plan wisely for
it," he said
Norris feels it is important to
work with the Builders' Associ-
ation. "We need to work with
Hardee County's businessmen;
make government work for
them. We all have to survive.
Government should make it
easy," he concluded.
TERRY ATCHLEY
Terry Atchley, of Wauchula,
has been active in various com-
munity organizations and is co-
owner of Giovanni's Restaurant
in downtown Wauchula. He is
vice-president of Clear Springs
Land Co. in Bartow.
The Knollwood resident gave
his perspective on the biggest
challenge facing the commis-
sion: "For the next 24 months,
budget constraints will affect
everything. We need diverse
economic development and
new infrastructure, and will
need to develop a revenue
stream for them without 'any
new taxes or fees."
Atchley feels his experience
working for the agriculturally
based company, also planning
and developing an 18,000-resi-
dent community, will be an
asset for him. "There's a need in


Clark


iSheriff

There is a deep sense of duty that resides in most American police
officers and I am no different. I have spent twenty-four years as a
law enforcement officer serving the citizens of Hardee County in
many capacities. I chose this path not because of financial gain, but
a firm belief in justice, fairness and the protection of people who
would not otherwise be protected. The spectrum of my law enforce-
ment experience includes delivering a baby, to using lethal force to
defend my life and others. I have been very fortunate to have wore
many hats of responsibility that has afforded me a variety of
assignments in my career. Professional law enforcement has always
been my passion and I have spent most of my adult life dedicated
to that pursuit. Whether the situation demands experience with
crimes against persons, crimes against property, public education,
narcotics violations or professional ethics, I am prepared to do the
job. After serving twenty-four years as a law enforcement officer
and serving in Iraq as a police advisor, I am confident that I have
the professional knowledge and maturity to provide the leadership
necessary as our next Sheriff.
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"We need to work more
closely with the three munici-
palities, Bowling Green, Wau-
chula and Zolfo Springs. We
need to capitalize on the syner-
gies of them and the county to
bring ideas to the table and
work them out," concluded
Atchley.
ALANE SOLOMON
Alane Solomon is fully
involved in the operation of the
Boat in the Moat restaurant at
Solomon's Castle west of Ona.
She brings that operational abil-
ity to the commission.
"In the long haul, the biggest
challenge is economic diversity.
Which way we go is our future.
While mining is here, we need
to work in harmony with it and
create other employment," she
said.
Solomon says her job is flex-
ible enough, with others ready
to pick up if she needs to be
able to read or research some-
thing. "I believe I have a knack


for thinking outside the box,
especially when a problem is
presented. Being female gives
me a different view or perspec-
tive; being younger also gives
me different insights, which I
can use in a creative manner,"
she explained.
"Sitting in commission meet-
ings; I see many issues, the
sheriff's budget, U.S 17, impact
fees, things on people's hearts. I
realize we can't change every-
thing because of rules and regu-
lations, but we need to take time
to consider the people. It seems
some issues go by quickly and
others drag on and on. I have
the time to read and research,
call the people concerned to get
their perspective, what's hap-
pening in their neighborhood,"
she continued.
"We really need to do some-
thing to preserve Resthaven.
It's an asset to our community.
It needs to remain in place for
other seniors. Everyone expects
it to be there." she concluded.


Hardee County for land devel-
opment, economic development
and creation of new jobs. I jill
bring a wealth of knowledge
and skills on residential and
commercial development. Our
company is supportive of my
bid for commissioner, and there
is good staff here to give me the
flexibility to be available," he
explained.
"Until we can get a final bud-
get idea, fine-tune it and get it
in control, we won't know what
we can do. We need to work
with the mines. I'm a doer, not
just sit around and talk. I want
to make it happen. We have
strategic challenges in managed
growth. We need not a shotgun
approach, but a compacted
growth with water, sewer and
other infrastructure," continued
Atchley.


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August 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5


Royal Takes On Smith


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
Two candidates are running
for the School Board District 2
seat.
Recently retired -school


School District 2


teacher Mildred Smith is run-
ning against incumbent Tanya
Royal.
Since there are only two con-


Candidate Profile

TANYA BOLIN ROYAL
School Board District 2
Age: 45
Years in Office: 4
Occupation: School Board
Member,
Homemaker
Education:
Hardee High School
Florida Southern College
Experience:
Hardee County School Board
Parent Teacher Organization
School Volunteer
Substitute Teacher
School Advisory Committee
District Advisory Committee
Hardee Youth Sports Board of Directors
Florida Hospital Foundation Board
Hardee County Public Safety Task Force
4-H Volunteer
Softball/Tee-Ball Coach
Office Manager
Children's Sunday School Teacher
Platform:
My priorities are students and the classroom, student achievement,
safe schools, communication, and discipline. With children cur-
rently attending Hardee schools, I am available to see the needs of
our students and teachers. I have a passion for this position and I
prove it by my hands-on approach. I do have a vested interest, and
I believe this enables me to see issues just as any other parent does.
I believe I am making a difference through hard work and dedica-
tion as a board member. My record stands for itself. The only
promise I made four years ago was to do my best to make a differ-
ence in our school system. Board members, contrary to what some
believe, are not in total control of our school system. As a board
member I must support and uphold the current policies of the board
and work to insure needed policies are put in place. We are the
community's bridge to the school system. I take your concerns and
voice them as a part of a checks-and-balance system. I believe this
is why diversity on the board is so important, We must have some-
one who represents the parents and the community. If given the
opportunity to serve as your School Board member for the next
four years, that is what I will continue to do.


tenders and the race is non-par-
tisan, the race will not be on the
General Election ballot in Nov-
ember. The winner will be
determined during this month's
Primary Election.
Democrats, Republicans and
Independents alike will see the
School Board races on their bal-
lots, since the races are non-par-
tisan and each candidate's party
affiliation plays no role in the
balloting.
Early voting began on Mon-
day and it will continue through
Saturday, Aug. 23. Primary
Election Day will be Tuesday,
Aug. 26, and the winner will be
determined at the closing of
polls on this day.
The School Board is com-
posed of five members. While
each come up for re-election
every four years, they are on
different election schedules.
This year, two districts are up
for re-election and in two years,
the other three will have a turn.
It is constructed this way so that
every year there are at least two
or three experienced members
sitting on the board.
TANYA ROYAL
The issues that Tanya Royal
is primarily focusing on during
this election are safety, disci-
pline, the budget crisis and
technology.
Royal recognizes the need to
focus on safety with the in-
crease in the amount of gang-
related incidents. She wants the
school system to have a proac-
tive attitude toward school safe-
ty and eliminating possible
threats to the school environ-
ment.
While she has already made
gains in this area, she wants to
work closely with local and
state law enforcement agencies
so that the School Board, ad-
ministration, faculty and staff
know how to identify a student
who is involved in gang activi-
ty.
Royal believes that increased
safety can partially be accom-
plished by providing outlets for
disruptive students, such as
vocational programs and more
hands-on environments, so that
the needs of every student can


Se met.
While she recognizes the
monetary boundaries of her
vision, Royal wants to make
sure the system is tapping into.
all grant funding sources.
Since she has witnessed the
effects of the severe budget cuts
the district has had to make
over the past two years, she is
also passionate about encourag-
ing resourcefulness, being con-
scientious of waste and being as
efficient as possible.
While Royal will work to-
ward making sure the students'
needs are not compromised dur-
ing the budget crisis, she also
wants to ensure the needs of the
employees are met, such as
insurance and benefits.
Finally, Royal is committed
to continually updating technol-
ogy so that the district's gradu-
ates are prepared to compete
with graduates from other dis-
tricts. She says she is commit-
ted to "making sure we do all
we can to equip them with the
resources to fulfill their poten-
tial."
MILDRED SMITH
Mildred Smith is committed
to budget reform, open commu-
nication, discipline and teacher
retention.
She sees the school system as
a business. "It is the business of
educating students," she says.
Therefore, she believes it
should be run as such. Smith
says one of the first things she
will do if elected is look at the
budget and make sure the best
decisions are being made to
meet the students' needs
Smith is also committed to
open communication. She be-
lieves that "the community
needs to know what is going
on." She will work toward
teamwork among everyone,
regardless of their status in the
community or the school sys-
tem. Spmith says she will visit
schools in an attempt to under-
stand the issues from every per-
spective.
Smith believes in fair, consis-
tent and honest communication.
She will work toward giving
everyone an equal voice. She
wants to ensure communication
with the superintendent and


encourage discussion among
the School Board and the com-
munity.
She also believes that disci-
pline should be equally fair and
consistent. Starting with pre-
kindergarten, a student should
be held to the same behavioral
standard throughout his entire
education.
Smith is also passionate
about retaining highly qualified
teachers. Instead of being re-


quired to hire several new
teachers each year, Smith is
committed to competing with
. surrounding districts to ensure
teacher retention. While retain-
ing teachers could potentially
cost more in salaries and bene-
fits, she says, "two for the price
of one is not the best way to go
all the time."
Lastly, Smith wants, to make
sure that policies are reviewed
and updated regularly.


Candidate Profile ,

MILDRED SMITH
School Board District 2
Age: 57
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Education:
University of South Florida,
Master of Arts/Elementary
Education
Florida State University,
Bachelor of Science/Elemen-
tary Education
South Florida Community
College, Associate of Arts
SHardee High School
Experience:
Teacher, Grades 2, 3, 5
Intermediate and Middle School Reading Teacher
Chapter I Teacher
Outreach Teacher for Migrant Program
After-School Teacher
Summer School Teacher
Heartland Educational Consortium, Supplemental Education
Services, Reading Teacher
Intermediate and Middle School Team Leader
Middle School Reading Department Head
Elementary School Grade Chair
Various Committees
Platform:
I believe the role of the School Board is not to run the schools, but
to ensure that schools are well run. As a candidate for the Hardee
County School Board, I have a practical vision of what is necessary
to make our good school system a great one. While most public
entities treat each issue as a separate problem, my approach recog-
nizes that all these issues are intertwined. Our budget, our teachers,
and our education achievement all depend on each other, and we all
depend on them. When I say it's time for change, I mean that it's
time for our School Board to fundamentally change the way it
operates our school system. I may not have all the answers, but I
do have the motivation to research and find as many of them as I
can.


BOB SHAYMAN
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE
HARDEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF SCHOOLS


* West Elementary School is the only school in Hardee, Highlands and Desoto counties (27 schools)
to achieve an "A" on the FCAT for the past five years.
* West Elementary School is one of only two schools in the Heartland Consortium which consists of
Hardee, Highlands, Desoto, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties (49 schools) to achieve an
"A" on the FCAT for the past five years.
Implemented numerous academic programs including Successmaker, 100-Book Challenge,
Accelerated Reader & 21st Century after-school tutorial program
Quality Assurance Award for Exemplary Performance in language arts presented by the Hosts
Mentoring and Educational Corporation
Assertive discipline program resulted in 82% reduction in discipline incidents
Implementation of student mentoring program
Implementation of student council


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* Expanded after-school tutorial program
* Supported staff in raising FCAT grade from
"D" to "B" in 2004
* Expanded accelerated reader program
* Implemented assertive discipline program


* Supported national board candidates
* Organized schoolwide writing program
* Organized and updated fall festival
* Organized volunteer program
* Organized ESOL program for migrant students


* Six half-time performances for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
* Four half-time performances for the Miami Dolphins including the 1983 A.F.C. Championship
* Two gubernatorial inauguration parades
* Sponsor of the Heartland Marching Band Festival (1985-2001) which grew into the largest
independent marching band festival in the southeastern United States (40 bands)
* Performances and competitions in seven states and the Bahamas
* 1998 World Tournament of Marching Bands class "A" National Champions
* Six-time state marching band contest finalist


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Neuhofer Faces Crawford, Crutchfield


vote on the same candidates.
In a non-partisan race, the can-
didates are not broken up onto
party ballots. Their party affil-
iations are not at issue.
Because of this, non-partis
races are usually determined
during the Primary Election.
However, since there are three
candidates, this is not necessar-
ily the case in this race.
In order for a candidate to


Candidate Profile

TERESA M. CRAWFORD
School Board District 3
Age: 45
Occupation: College Director
Education:
South Florida Community
College, Associate of Arts _- "
University of South Florida,
Bachelor of Arts/Social
Science Education
University of South Florida,
Master of Arts/Guidance
Counselor Education
University of South Florida,
Master of
Education/Educational
Leadership
University of South Florida and American Military
University, Graduate Study/Political Science
Experience:
Social Studies Instructor, High School
Guidance Counselor/Director, High School
Director Hardee Campus of South Florida Community
College
Platform:
I will bring to the board a professional educational perspective. I
have a wealth of educational and leadership experience serving as
a classroom educator, counselor, director of guidance and now as a
director in post-secondary education. In this challenging economic
climate we will face difficult decisions that require that we priori-
tize the classroom and student performance. We need to ensure that
the educational environment is such that all students have the
opportunity to achieve and. all teachers have the resources they
need to make this happen. Hardee County is my home and I have a
vested interest in making decisions that provide our students and
schools the ability to perform at'the highest level.



Candidate Profile

CHARLES CRUTICHFIELD
School Board District 3
Age: 38
Occupation: Automotive
Technician
Education:
Hardee High School
U.S. Army Primary
Leadership Training School
South Florida Community
College, Certified Nursing
Assistant
Experience: i t
Lead Automotive Technician, .
Peace River Electric
C Lead Mechanic Wauchula
Ford
U.S. Army
Platform:
I believe that my real-life experiences, in the military and working
in supervisory and safety positions, have prepared me to serve as a
School Board member. Like all of you, I work ,hard to provide for
my family, and truly understand what the families of Hardee
County want for their children.and expect from their schools. I am
honest, fair, and believe in listening to the concerns of everyone
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By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The District 3 School Board
race has three contenders: in-
cumbent Gina Neuhofer, return-
ing challenger Teresa Crawford
and new contestant Charles
Crutchfield.
This race is non-partisan,
which means that Democrats,
Republicans and Independents
will receive the same ballot and


year. While there are five seats,
they do not all come up for re-
election at the same time.
Every two years there is a
School Board race. In two
years, the other three board
members will be up for re-elec-
tion. This is done so that every
year there are at least two or
three experienced members on
the board.

GINA NEUHOFER
Gina Neuhofer's current fo-
cus is on discipline, secondary
success, minimizing the dis-
tance between schools and dis-
trict personnel, and early-child-
hood education.


Candidate Profile

GINA NEUHOFER
School Board District 3
Age: 42
Years in Office: 3
Occupation: School Board
Member,
Speech
Pathologist
Education:
Hillsborough Community
College, Associate of Arts
Degree
University of Florida,
Bachelor of Arts Degree
University of Florida, Master
of Arts Degree
University of Florida Extension Services, Community
Leadership Development
Experience:
Hardee County School Board
Board of Directors Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Hardee County Public Library Advisory Board
Hardee County Rotary Club
Hardee County Friends of the Library
Hardee County Youth Coalition
Mentor, Take Stock in Children
Private Speech Pathology Consulting Business Owner
Hardee County Indigent Health Care Advisory Board
Hardee County Youth Sports
Parent Teacher Organization
SSouth Florida Community College Adjunct Faculty
Hardee County Schools Speech Pathologist
Platform:
I bring proven leadership, commitment, and dedication to the
School Board. Every week, for the past thide years, I have volun-
teered in classrooms, attended schoolwide events, and visited sup-
port sites on a regular basis. These activities help me see and expe-
rience the policies the board sets, and are vital to good decision
making. As a full-time board member, I am accessible at any time
to address issues or concerns. I pride myself on making people feel
comfortable talking to me. I am involved in community and civic
activities to build relationships and expand communication
between the School Board and the community. Our district faces
challenges in student achievement, growth management, and bud-
get constraints. My priority as a board member is that, despite
these challenges, our schools have the resources they need to pre-
pare all students to be independent and ready to meet life's chal-
lenges.


win in a three-candidate non-
partisan race, he must win 50
percent of the votes plus one
additional vote. If one candi-
date does not receive this
amount of votes, then the two
candidates receiving the most
votes will face off in November
during the General Election.
Therefore, the seat could be
filled at the end of the month or
it could possibly be on the
November ballot. Early voting
began on Monday and will con-
tinue through Saturday, Aug.
23. The regular Primary Elect-
ion Day is on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
This seat is one of two School
Board posts up for grabs this


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If elected, Neuhofer wants to
revisit the school system's code
of conduct and re-evaluate how
repeat offenders are dealt with.
She would like to provide an
alternative education site, such
as the old junior high, for stu-
dents who do not function prop-
erly in the traditional setting so
that the school system can
approach these students from a
different angle and meet. their
needs.
Neuhofer believes that this
will improve success at the sec-
ondary level. She also is pas-
sionate about preparing stu-
dents for life after high school.
She will work toward providing
more upper-level courses and
technical coursework. She says,
"I would love for us to have an
IB (International Baccalaur-
eate) program much like Bar-
tow's."
To ensure success at the sec-
ondary level, Neuhofer wants to
identify struggling eighth-grade
students and pair them with
11th- or 12th-grade students
who can mentor and help them
through the first part of high
school.
She also is very passionate
about improving the communi-
cation between the schools and
the district offices. She would
like to begin having district
officials substitute teach once a
month in a classroom so they
understand what the students'
needs are, how the classroom is
affected by the decisions they
make and how it is currently
functioning.
Neuhofer also wants to build
a closer working relationship
with early-childhood education
programs to ensure success.
She says that "spending monies
on early intervention is invest-
ing in the future."

TERESA CRAWFORD
The issues most important to
Teresa Crawford include sec-
ondary success, discipline,
teacher retention and board
accreditation.
Crawford is very passionate
about the high school. She
thinks that the student perfor-
mance at the high school is a
very big issue, and has several
plans of action. She wants to
provide incentives for vocation-'
al teachers to receive reading
certification so that these teach-
ers can work with low-perform-
ing students in a vocational,
hands-on classroom setting
which is more likely to appeal
to the student's interest while
still meeting state requirements.
While she is concerned with
bringing low-performing stu-
dents up to the standard, she is
also committed to providing
upper-level coursework for
high-performing students.
Crawford believes that disci-
pline and safety are not only
very important, but will also


help with increasing student
achievement. She wants a
stronger law enforcement pres-;
ence, especially at the high
school, and plans on ensuringi
this by requiring the school;
resource officer to be in uni-
form. Crawford also wants to
see an alternative education
facility for continually disrup-:
tive students, and believes that,
this facility should not be
optional. "It should be their
assigned school," she says.
Crawford will also work
toward providing better benefits
for teachers to improve teacher
retention.
Lastly, Crawford wants the
School Board to be members of
the Florida School Board
Association because as mem-
bers, the board would receive
training and legal support.,
Therefore, it would be more'
knowledgeable about policies
and legal limits.

CHARLES CRUTCHFIELD
If elected, Charles Crutch-
field is committed to listening
to experienced board members,
school officials, students and
community members and learn-
ing about the issues, searching
for solutions and solving the
problems.
His plan of action is to get a
deeper perspective of existing
issues and then finding the best
way to handle these issues. He
does not claim to have the best
solutions to the problems with-
out first sitting on the board and
listening to concerns.
However, he does have a few
ideas about where to start in
confronting certain issues such
as discipline, vocational pro-
grams, and budget cuts.
Crutchfield believes that dis-
cipline and the enforcement of
the code of conduct are very
important. He believes that dis;
cipline is most effective when it
is balanced with rewards. He
is also concerned with gang-
related issues and committed to
providing outlets for students.
One outlet Crutchfield is in
favor of providing is vocational
programs. He wants to help
children who do not go to col-
lege after high school. He says,
"Anything we can do to make a
difference in one child's life is
worth it."
,Crutchfield also has ideas
with confronting the continual-
ly dwindling budget. He is
committed to being efficient
with electricity. He also thinks
that restructuring the trans-
portation system could cut
costs. If elected, he would con-
sider the possibility of hybrid
buses and moving toward a
four-day school week.
While he has several ideas,
he is mostly committed to re-
vamping and restructuring the
school system by learning from
surrounding counties.


















Candidate Profile

DENNIS JONES
.Superintendent of Schools
Age: 60
Years In Office: 8
Occupation: Superintendent of
Schools
Education:
John Carroll University,
Bachelor of Arts/Library
Science
University of Southern
Mississippi, Master of
Arts/Library Science
Catholic University, Graduate
Work
University of South Florida,
Graduate Work
Florida Superintendent Special Certification Program
Florida Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development
Program
Experience:
English Teacher, Junior High
Latin Teacher, Senior High
Media Specialist
Superintendent of Schools
Athletic Coach, Basketball and Tennis
Platform:
My platform has one plank, and that is student achievement. In
support of that priority, the superintendent's job is to ensure that
every employee has the support, training and resources to be suc-
cessful.








Candidate Profile

GARY MOORE
Superintendent of Schools
Age: 56
Occupation: -Personnel/Staff
Development
Director
Education:
Hardee Senior High School v .
South Florida Community
College, Associate of Arts
Florida Atlantic University, a o
Bachelor of Arts/Education
Nova Southeastern University,
Master of Science/Admini-
stration and Supervision
Experience:
Classroom Teacher, Secondary Schools:
Hardee Junior High, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of
Students L c,
Zolfo Springs Elementary, Principal
; Wauchula Elementary, Principal
Personnel/Staff Development
Platform:
I grew up as one of Hardee County's very own children. I believed
at that time, and still believe, that the children of this county
deserve the best! I believe that public trust and confidence in our
school district management can be restored by having open and
honest communications with everyone involved. Open access to
all the information all the time, fair and equitable treatment for all
stakeholders, as well as a competitive salary and benefits package
for all employees will greatly boost morale and undoubtedly
improve our teacher retention rate. I further believe that we must
establish safe schools at all grade levels, where teachers and stu-
dents are respected and valued, where discipline problems, violent
incidents and vandalism are strictly and swiftly dealt with. We must
-also improve instructional resources, technology, and advanced
*and alternative course offerings to better prepare our students for
:successful careers in today's very challenging world.


August 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7


Jones Wrestles Moore, Shayman


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
Democrats will be deciding
this month who they want rep-
resenting their party in the
superintendent of schools race
in November.
There are three Democratic
candidates desiring the posi-
tion: two-term incumbent
Dennis Jones, school district
administrator Gary Moore, and
former local administrator and
band director Bob Shayman.
These three will be on the
Democratic ballot in the Pri-
mary Election. The winner will
face off against Republican
David Durastanti in the General
Election in November.
Early voting began on Mon-
day and will continue through
Saturday, Aug. 23. Primary
Election Day is Tuesday, Aug.
26.
DENNIS JONES
Dennis Jones' focus is on stu-
dent achievement.
His plan to increase student
achievement rests on a few
issues, such as concentrating on
ninth graders, providing an
alternative education setting for
disruptive students, increasing
technology, and providing
opportunities for professional
development.
This will be the high school's
second year implementing a
ninth-grade program. Two
years ago, the district decided
that it needed to concentrate on
ninth graders because it "may
be the last chance to help
them," Jones says. However, it
was not fully implemented
because of resources. Jones
wants to try and find the money
to fully implement this pro-
gram.
He also wants to work toward
increasing student achievement
by providing an alternative set-
ting for students who do not
function properly in the tradi-
tional setting. While Jones says
funding is once again an obsta-
cle, he is considering adding on
to Pioneer Career Academy or
possibly the high school to
achieve this if finances are
available.
Jones also believes that his
role in ensuring student
achievement is to provide the
resources. He wants to make
sure technology is continually
updated as well as provide
opportunities, for professional
development for teachers, ad-
ministrators and staff.
He says that "the most impor-
tant thing a principal does is
hire teachers." He wants to
make sure they know what to
look for in hiring teachers so
that they recruit the best possi-
ble team to ensure student
achievement.
Most importantly, Jones says
that his job will be a support
role. He will work toward get-
ting the district what it needs to
be successful.

GARY MOORE
Gary Moore is concerned
with the high school's achieve-
ment, the district's technologi-


Superintendent Of Schools


cal development and teacher
retention.
Moore believes that since the
district has only one high
school, it needs to focus on its
success. He believes that the
strengthening of programs at
the high school is one step
toward improving achievement.
He wants to provide more voca-
tional and technical programs
as well as increase the amount
of advanced classes. He is com-
mitted to providing interesting
courses. *
Moore also believes that
school safety is imperative and,
therefore, that discipline is nec-
essary. He wants to ensure orga-
nized, orderly campuses.
Moore also wants to improve
technology. He believes that
this meets every student's need
because regardless of where a
student goes after high school,
he will be required to be tech-
nologically fluent. He says that
much of the district's problem
is a matter of equipment not
staffing.
Moore also believes that
teacher recruitment and reten-
tion are vital to the success of
the school system. He says that
even though the district is in a
budget crisis, it is currently tak-
ing in about 40-50 additional
staff every year.
He is committed to making
sure the salary and benefits
package for new teachers is
competitive with other regions
of the state, to keep teachers-
more than one or two years.
He is committed to this because
he believes that "a teacher
needs more investment than a
few years to become involved
in the district."
He also recognizes that the
development of the curriculum
depends on the staff and, there-
fore, it is important that these
staff members are invested in
the system.

BOB SHAYMAN
Bob Shayman is committed
to not only bettering the school
district as superintendent, but
using it as a tool to better the
community. He believes this
can be accomplished by retain-
ing qualified teachers and grad-
uates.
He thinks that providing
more opportunities for high-
school students will also
achieve this goal. And while
budget cuts are a serious obsta-
cle, he is committed to using
creative resources to overcome
it.
Shayman believes that a
thriving school system is a
community effort. Therefore,
he is committed to not only
retaining teachers, but retaining
successful students as well. He
wants to inspire the community
to help students succeed in
hopes of giving successful stu-
dents a desire for returning and
serving the community that
helped them.
He plans on doing this by
providing incentives for stu-


dents such as "student of the
month" or providing students
with significant scholarships.
He thinks that encouraging the
school system and the commu-
nity to develop relationships
with students is the starting
point.
Shayman is committed to
providing opportunities for stu-
dents, such as vocational pro-
grams. However, he is also pas-
sionate about inspiring students
to pursue a college education.
For example, he would like to
take students on Saturdays to
colleges and get them interested


in their future.
Much of Shayman's plan for
improving the school district
does not require heavy funding.
He believes strengthening the
school system's relationship
with the community and chang-
ing the perception of education
across the board will improve
the district.
Where he meets funding
obstacles, though, he plans to
use creative resources. He Be-
lieves that building a stronger
partnership between the com-
munity and the school system
will encourage the community
to invest both time and re-
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Education:
Southwest High School,
Miami
University of Miami &
University of South Florida,
Bachelor of Arts/Music
Education
University of Southern
Mississippi, Master's/Edu-
cational Administration
Experience:
Band Director, Upson County (Ga.) High School
Band Director, Hardee High School
Bowling Green Elementary School, Assistant Principal
West Elementary School (Arcadia), Principal
Platform:
I have spent the past 28 years in education as a teacher and admin-
istrator. In all four of my past positions, I was able to achieve con
siderable success due to the fact that I was able to assemble an out
standing team, support the team and to give them the opportunity
to be involved in the decision-making process. As the superinten.
dent of schools, I will only be as successful as the people I surround
myself with in striving to improve the school district. I have the
experience, knowledge and vision to move the Hardee County
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Candidate Profile

ROGER V. CLARK
Sheriff
Age: 53 '
Occupation: Law Enforcement .
Education:
Hardee Senior High School
South Florida Community
College, Associate of
Arts/Psychology
University of South Florida,
Bachelor of Arts/Psychology
U.S. Department of Justice '
and the High Institute
Baghdad Police College,
Honorary Degree/Doctor of
Philosophy, International
Police Studies
Numerous Federal and State Law-Enforcement Training
Courses
Experience:
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Corrections
Wauchula Police Department, Detective Sergeant
Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigator
Department of Justice, Civilian Police Adviser (Iraq)
Master Instructor, Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of
Justice
Platform:
I have spent 24 years as a law-enforcement officer serving the cit-
izens of Hardee County. I chose this path because of my firm belief
in justice and the protection of all people who would not otherwise
be protected. The gamut of my law-enforcement experiences
includes delivering a baby to the use of lethal force. Law enforce-
ment has always been my passion and I have spent most of my
adult life dedicated to that pursuit. I have been very fortunate to
have worn many hats of responsibility that have afforded me a vari-
ety of experiences in my career. Whether the situation demands
experience with crimes against persons, crimes against property,
public education, narcotics violations or professional ethics, I am
prepared to do the job. With my years of experience as a law-
enforcement officer and serving in Iraq as a police adviser, I have
the professional knowledge and maturity to provide the leadership
necessary as your next sheriff.






Candidate Profile

THOMAS SANTARLAS
Sheriff
Age: 41
Occupation: Investigator/Officer
of the Court
Education:
Bachelor's Degree/Criminal
Justice
:* Master's Degree/Criminal "
Justice ..
Doctorate Degree/Criminal
Justice
Experience:
Police Officer
Deputy Sheriff
Juvenile Probation Officer
Adult Probation Officer
Criminal Investigator
Platform:
As your sheriff, I will quickly develop a working partnership with
the community. The implementation of quarterly town hall meet-
ings, a citizens review board and an open-door policy to the sheriff
will improve community relations. I will also unify all emergency-
service agencies in partnership with the public for the successful
application of safety and security initiatives. The responsible use
of taxpayer money will be a primary focus of my administration. I
believe that we can hold the Sheriffs Office budget at its current
levels and provide more services to the community. It's simply a
matter of prioritizing essential operations and allocating existing
monies to provide quality service to the public. My plan for drug
interdiction in Hardee County will be a significant departure from
the current administration's approach to drug enforcement. It is my
goal to launch aggressive drug investigations leading to the arrest
and successful prosecutions of drug suppliers and users.


Clark, Santarlas Face Off


By JIM KELLY &
MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
In contrast to most of the
county candidates on the prima-
ry ballot, two candidates to be
the next Hardee County sheriff
are Republicans.
Col. Arnold Lanier, a Demo-
crat and currently second in
command at the Sheriff's
Office, will wait in the wings
while Republicans Roger Clark
and Thomas Santarlas contend
for the Republican spot on the
General Election ballot in
November.
ROGER CLARK
Roger Clark spent the past
three years in Iraq as a civil
police instructor for the U.S.
Department of Justice. He earli-
er worked with the Wauchula
Police Department for nine
years and the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office for 14 years.
"My goal is to clearly define
and focus on the mission of the
Sheriff's Office, which is to
protect and serve. There has to
be leadership from the top
down, and see that the mission
is accomplished day in and day
out."
Clark cited leadership:"Don't
expect deputies to do anything I
have not done or will not do
again, including the jail."
A third goal, besides focusing
on the mission and leadership,
is to "put the Sheriff's Office on
an economic diet, to streamline
the administration. In the past
12 or 14 years, there are not
over two more deputies on the
road. Administration has dou-
bled or tripled. The top three
administrators below the sheriff
total about $300,000. We are
not Hillsborough, Polk or High-
lands counties."
Clark said the Sheriff's
Office has "too many vehicles.
Each road deputy needs to take
his car home. Whether the
department has 91 or 61 vehi-
cles, that is too many. Most
other employees, including the'
sheriff and his administration,
should use personal cars and
turn in mileage for Sheriff's
Office use. This will save gas,
taxes and maintenance. There
are shrinking tax revenues. The
County Commission was very
generous to give the sheriff the
same budget of about $7.2 mil-.
lion, and he had asked for a 2.9
percent increase.
"Don't ask for more than you
need. My budget would not be
one penny more or less than I
need."
Clark would plan to establish
a street-crimes unit. "We know
who the problems are. Target
habitual criminals, and build
cases to put them in prison for a
long time or get them to move
away. We have some super peo-
ple at the Sheriff's Office and
need to use their talents and
skills to the utmost."
Clark would like the county
to build a $30 million to $35
million new jail and criminal
justice complex. "The current
jail was built on a swamp. It is
inadequate. Don't spend $2 mil-
lion to $3 million to patch it.
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bonds."
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the E-911 system. It is not serv-
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for traffic and fire emergency
calls go to Polk County and
back to Hardee Fire-Rescue. Is
this the best? Is it a hardware or
radio glitch between the
Sheriff's Office and Fire/EMS?
I don't have the facts."
Clark wants to reduce health
insurance premiums by getting
all county employees to band
together and seek bids for insur-
ance. "Four years ago the fami-
ly contribution was over $900 a
month. Tax revenue is shrink-
ing.
"We need to get away from
the kingdom mentality in the
county, like the Sheriff's Office,
Fire-Rescue, and road and
bridge. Be a team player. Don't
ask for a 2.9 percent budget
increase in hard times, causing
other departments to be possi-
bly cut."
Clark has "a great admiration
for retired sheriff Doyle Bryan,
his principles and how he man-
aged the office. "I would like to
re-instill those principles.
People in public life are held to
a higher standard. I will not tol-
erate illegal or immoral conduct
among Sheriff's Office employ-
ees. It opens the door for criti-
cism and sends a bad message
to young people. That is leader-
ship. You have clear-cut roles
and standards," said Clark.
THOMAS SANTARLAS
Thomas Santarlas is ready to
give Hardee County residents
the change he says they have
been waiting for.
He said the people of Hardee
County are expressing their
desire to change the "same old,
same old" way of thinking at
the Sheriff's Office.
Responsible use of taxpayers'
money is an issue that he wants
to change. He said the current
administration asks taxpayers
for more money every fiscal
year.
He said he can hold the sher-
iff's budget at its current levels
while providing more services
to the community, such as
adding more deputies to the
streets and jail.
"Any good fiscal manager
can make it work without com-
promising'criticalidervices," he
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said.
School resource officers
(SRO) are a critical component
to the overall safety and securi-
ty of the community, he said.
"The current SRO program is
not being properly administered
and is therefore relatively inef-
fective in action."
He believes there is a direct
correlation between the break-
down of the family and crimi-
nality. "As sheriff, I intend to
address criminality at the root
of the problem," he said. "I will
encourage parents, church
elders and school counselors to
emphasize strong family values
to our youth."
He will focus on government
grants to "help bring the
Sheriff's Office into the 21st
Century with cutting-edge
training, equipment and tech-
nology." If elected, Santarlas
will designate an employee
whose sole responsibility will
be to research, write and apply
for federal grants.
He believes in police integri-
ty and will not tolerate a lack of
integrity at any level, even if it
means having to "systematical-
ly clean house."
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tion, it is very hard to meet with
the sheriff, Santarlas said.
Citizens should always be able
to meet with an elected sheriff,
and he would designate one day
a week as a citizens contact day.
He would like to create a cit-
izens review board to help
"police the police" in addition
to the existing internal affairs.
He said this will ensure that jus-
tice is rendered impartially and
increase public participation.
"I can provide you with a
fresh alternative and progres-
sive thinking," he said. "My
administration will provide bet-
ter and more cost-effective law
enforcement services to the
community."
Santarlas has owned property
in Hardee County for three
years. He is not a resident of the
county, but if elected would be
required to move inside the
county.
Thomas Santarlas was unable
to personally meet with a repre-
sentative of The Herald-
Advocate due to out-of-town
training at the police academy.
All the information in this arti-
cle was taken from Santarlas'
Web site as he requested via
telephone conversations with
this office.


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Radabaugh, White Clash


Circuit Judge


10th Judicial Circuit, along
with Polk and Highlands. And
"circuit" means precisely that:
Circuit judges serve the courts
in all three counties of the cir-
cuit. At any given time, any
-..fit judge could be assigned
to the bench in Hardee County,
either for the usual 18-month


*

Candidate Profile

JOHN RADABAUGH
Circuit Judge
Age: 56
Occupation: Lawyere r
Education:
Miami (Ohio) University,
Bachelor of Arts/Political
Science
University of Toledo,
Juris Doctor
Experience:
Sole Practice
Habitat For Humanity Board
Member
Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
Elementary School Mentor
Partner in Law Practice
Assistant State Attorney
Assistant Public Defender
Law Clerk
Platform:
If elected, I will bring valuable trial experience to the bench
including two years as a prosecuting attorney, one year of which I
was responsible for the Winter Haven Office covering all of east-
ern Polk County. Afterward, I was reassigned to the Felony
Division in Bartow. Previous to that I acted as the chief assistant
public defender in Key West for 3-1/2 years handling violent cases,
including death-penalty murder, armed robbery and sexual battery.
Once recruited to Polk County by then-public defender Jerry Hill,
I continued to handle serious felony cases for another two years
until Mr. Hill was elected state attorney, at which time I joined his
office. My total criminal litigation experience includes approxi-
mately 150 jury trials. In 1987 I joined J. Ron Smith at his
Lakeland firm working several hundred trials to verdict. Aside
from extensive trial experience, I would bring to the bench a repu-
tation for thoughtful even-handedness, a willingness to listen, and
an ability to make the hard decisions. With consideration to our
current state budgetary crisis, it is imperative that all of our judges
continue to provide efficient, hardworking service to the citizens of
this circuit.




Candidate Profile

NATHANIEL WHITE
Circuit Judge
Age: 51
Occupation: Lawyer
Education:
University of Florida,
Bachelor of Science/Banking '
and Finance J g
University of Florida,
Juris Doctor
Experience: :.,
Private Practice ro4
Assistant State Attorney,
Felony Division Chief
Assistant Public Defender,
Felony Division Chief
Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
Coach, Tee-Ball, Youth Soccer
Platform:
In my last year as a prosecutor, I tried and won more felony trials
than any other lawyer at the State Attorney's Office. For the last 20,
years, I have worked as a solo practitioner defending Florida kids
and families. I believe this diversity of experience will help me
handle cases with a firm but even hand. I am rated for very high
ethical standards and legal ability by "Martindale-Hubbell," an
independent rating group for attorneys. As someone who grew up
with deep Florida roots, and as an officer of the court for nearly 30
years, I vow to uphold the values that make our community strong.
Fairness, hard work and real experience, that's what I am going to
bring to the courtroom.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two Polk County men are
running for a seat on the bench
of the 10th Judicial Circuit.
Why should Hardee Count-
ians care about the circuit
judgeship bids of either John
Radabaugh or Nathaniel White''
Because Hardee is one of
three counties that make up the


assignment or to fill in for or
help a judge already here.
And because there is the fact.
that nearly everyone's life is
somehow impacted by a circuit
judge.
Circuit judges differ from
county judges in that they pre-
side over the more serious
crimes, felpoies; the more cdst-
ly lawsuits; all family issues;
juvenile crimes, mistreatment
or neglect; probate matters; and
mental-health needs.
If you think you will ne v
come into contact with the law
via a courtroom, what about the
kid who breaks into your car
one night and rifles through, its
contents? Or'i spray paints your
wooden fence? What if you suf-
fer uncomiensated damage ort
injuries in a crash? Maybe yOu
want a divorce? Oi you are try-
ing to settle mama's estate after
she dies? Or iayie daddy is
getting on in years and cannot
take care of himself or his
financial affairs any longer?
Then there is the greater
cause, the protection of, your
community, thb s Ahch',ifrjus-
tice for all, the preservation of
democracy.
And because theie chdidates
care about you. B6th have cam-
pajgned in Hardee County anid
both have visited the newspaper
office and .made, themselves
readily available for interviews.
So, get to know. these two
men. Make an informed choice.
Vote.
Their storiesbelow will differ
from the usual candidate pieces.
They are bound by the rules of
judicial conduct in their, cam-
paigns, and are not permitted to
discuss issues or presentgodls
- no "campaign promises"
here.
You be the judge:
JOHN RADABAUGH;.
The son of a preacher, John
Radabaugh, of Lakeland, says
his childhood taught him firm
leadership and the value of
compassion. ; i
He exhibits that today as he'
gives of himself. in volunter
pursuits,.,ds vice president iof
Habitat For Humanity in.~is
area, a "Guardian Ad Liteiti
who helps children who are
going through the court system
because of. either abuse :6r
neglect, and serving as a mentor
at an elementary school. .
While working on his bache-
lor's degree in political science
at Miami University in Ohio, he
spent summers As a school jani-
tor or labbringiat road work for
the Department of Tiansporta-
tion.
Law school at the University;
of Toled6 was no, easier.; That
time, however, he held-down a:
full-time job during the day and
went to. law classes at night,
earning his degree. His first job
in the legal profession, law
clerking in F6rt Lauderdale,
also meant work 6n the side in
the.construction iridustry.
From theie, he got a job with
the Public Defender's Office in
Key West, then the one in
Bartow,. Shortly. after, he
switched to the State Attorney's
Office, serving as a prosecutor
before going into private prac-
tice by joining a law firm in
1987. .
He was a partner in that same
firm for a number of years,
before opening a sole practice
in 2007.
In all, Radabaugh has 29
years of experience in prosecu-


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Veteran, US Army,
served with distinction in Iraq.

Recommended for, and completed,
Military Leadership Training Program.

Committed to Excellence.
I know the value of doing my job right.

Honest, I understand the importance
of a handshake and honoring my word.

I have the real life experience that is
necessary to represent Hardee County
as a School Board member.

Family Man Father of two sons,
Husband of 19 years,
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tion, defense, civil litigation
and various other aspects of the
law. He is known for a calm,
thoughtful demeanor and for a
penchant for research.
"Shepherding people through
the legal process has been my
purpose during 29 years of
practicing law," Radabaugh
says. "I would be honored to
have the opportunity to use that
experience to impact lives in a
more meaningful way."
Radabaugh is married and
has a daughter in college. His
fiirt wife, the mother of his
child, died of ovarian cancer
nine, years ago. He refers to her
still in hi campaign literature.
NATHANIEL WHITE
Nathaniel White lives in Bar-
tow. His childhood, however,
whs spent traveling the nation
and world.
White explains that his father,
who greatly influenced his life,
Served in the U,S. Navy for 27
yairs. Consequently, White
Saved in CUba for two years and
Eingland for three, and he
atti6nde& 11 different schools in
all before graduating from
Chamberlain .High School in
Tampa in 1.974;
:He received a bachelor's
degree in banking and finance
from the University of Florida
in 1978, continuing on to earn
hiiJlaw degree in 1980.
SWhile's first legal work was
with the Public Defender's
Office in Bartow. After a few
years there, he went over to the
State Attorney's Office, where
he was the lead prosecutor who,
in 1987, tried and won more
Aflony cisee than any other
prosecutor in that office.
In 1988, however, he had an
opportunity to work with local
legal legend Jack Edmund, and
16ft theiState Attorney's Office
tO go intoprivate practice. He
timains in, private practice
today, with 27 years of experi-
ence in.criminal, juvenile and
family law.
He is known as a thorough
thinker with a passion for the
law.
S"It is important for the people
four State; to be served by
god judges," White says.
"Judges impact the lives of
many people in the decisions
they make each day. Among the
assets a judgemust rely on are
experience, knowledge of the
law and temperament. I believe
I possesS the skills, experience
and temperament it takes to be a
good judge." ,
White is a member of St.
Thomas Catholic Church in
Birtow and is active in the
Knights of Columbus. He is a
volunteer with the Guardian Ad
. Litem program for children,
and is a tee-ball and soccer
coach.,
SHe is married and. has two
children aiid two stepchildren.


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Candidates Report Campaign Spending


Expenses: $1,304.12
Expenditures: Wauchula
State Bank, service charges, $8,
$8; Herald-Advocate, ads,
$103.20, $103.20, $103.20,
$90; Elections Office, voter
list, $1; Printer's Choice, signs,
door hangers, $445, $442.52

* Gina Neuhofer
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $1,100
Expenses: $970.60
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, voter list, labels,
$13.70, $1, $5.89; Herald-Ad-
vocate, ads, $45, $421.40, $45;
Printer's Choice, printing,
$270.61; WZZS Radio, Zolfo
Springs, ads, $168

SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
* Dennis Jones
Treasurer: Self
Last Report: July 25 (through
July 18)
Contributions: $4,051.61
Donors: Robert Metheny, re-
tired,.$200
Expenses: $3,804.21
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, voter list, $11.80,
$1; Herald-Advocate, ads,
$138.68, $138.68, $138.68,
$138.68; Printer's Choice,
signs, note cards, $3,054.10,
$174.59; Wauchula State Bank,
service charge, $8

* Gary Moore
Treasurer: Robert T. Durden
Contributions: $11,500
Expenses: $10,368.79 (Am-
ended)
Expenditures: (July report,
no amounts listed, later amend-
ed) Carter-Pritchett
Advertising, North Fort Myers,
advertising, $2,900; Campaign
Graphics, Ocala, printing,


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$4,723.28; Herald-Advocate,
advertising, $192.98, $112.88,
$154.80, $210.70; Pioneer
Park, Zolfo Springs, building
rental, $150; (August report)
Herald-Advo-cate, advertising,
$412.80, $273.05, $135,
$535.67; Ace Hardware, sign
supplies, $567.63

* Robert Shayman
Treasurer: Inez Shayman
Last Report: July 25 (through
July 18)
Contributions: $3,050
Donors: Ben Albritton, grove
service, $500
Expenses: $2,480.90
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, voter list, $1; Printer's
Choice, signs, brochures,
$1,815.55; Herald-Advocate,
ads, $277.35, $387

SHERIFF
* Roger Clark
Treasurer: Patricia Clark
Contributions: $200


Expenses: $145.93
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, petitions, voter list, labels,
$11.70, $1, $0.43; Herald-Ad-
vocate, ad, $132.80

* Thomas Santarlas
Treasurer: Joseph Harrison
Contributions: $6,539.08
Donors: Joseph Harrison,
Lakeland, $100; John Picini,
Massachusetts, $250; Sheila
Harper, Bowling Green, $100,
$50, $100, $50; Gene Smith,
Orlando, $100, $50; Eric
Fiskars, Michigan, $500; Cindy
Smith, Michigan, $50, $30,
$100; Kris Johnston, $100;
Paul Matlock, Valrico, $50;
Chuckie Best, $100; Don
Shawyer, private investigator,
Texas, $50; Hawk Security,
Tennessee, $50; Glenn
Bergens, in-kind donation of
wood, value $45
Expenses: $5,667.35
Expenditures: Elections Off-
ice, advertising (according to
report), $15.40, $2, $1, $1.53;


Wauchula Post Office, postage,
$5.21, $5.30, $20.64, $5.32;
Nicholas' Family Restaurant,
campaign meals, $13.65; First
National Bank of' Wauchula,
fee, $1; Kinko's, Brandon,
advertising, $38.01; Complete
Campaigns, California, adver-
tising, $250, $175, $175, $175,


$175, collection fees, $2.50,
$1.50, $1.50, $5; Herald-
Advocate, ads, $132.80,
$116.20, $112.05, $267.68,
$30, $277.35, $15.05, $8
$103.20, $129; Billboards
USA, Port Charlotte, advertis-
ing, $100, $801.25, $100;
Hardee County Sheriff's


Office, copy fee, $8.74; Vista
Print, Massachusetts, adver-
tising, $5.97, $55.09, $69.38,
$11.22, $77.22, $67.20; LJ's
Diner, Bartow, campaign
meal, $20.72; Customized
Stickers, Texas, advertising,
$229, $100; Embarq, phone
bill, $149.14; Big Daddy's,
Winter Garden, advertising,
$804.08; Gio-vanni's, -cam-
paign meal, $9.44


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OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AUGUST 26, 2008

OFFICIAL PRIMARIA BALOTA DEMOCRATIC, PARTIDO
CONDADO HARDEE, FLORIDA AGOSTO 26, 2008

COUNTY NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL
ELCONDADO SIN PARTIDO JUDICIAL


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
(Vote for One)
SUPERVISOR DE ESCUELAS
(Votar por Uno)
(-) Dennis Jones
S. Gary Moore
) Bob Shayman
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
(Vote forOne)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO DISTRITO 1
(Votar por Uno)

i Minor L Bryant
G Gene Davis
D Donny Waters
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO DISTRICT 3
(Votar por Uno)

C. TerryAtchley
') Gordon R. Norris
0 Alane Solomon


THIS RACE WILL
APPEAR ON BALLOT
STYLES IN PRECINCT
6 OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA ONLY


CIRCUIT JUDGE, 10th CIRCUIT, GROUP 19
(Vote forOne)
El JUEZ DEL CIRCUIT, EL10th CIRCUIT,
AGRUPAN19
(Votar por Uno)
John Radabaugh
SNathaniel White
NONPARTISAN
SIN PARTIDO
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2
(Vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO ESCUELAS
DISTRICT 2
(Votar por Uno)
Tanya Bolin Royal
C ) Mildred C. Smith
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO ESCUELAS
DISTRICT 3
(Votar por Uno)
Teresa M. Crawford
0 Charles Crutchfield
0 Gina Neuhofer


PROPOSED
RESOLUTION


OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT
REPUBLICAN PARTY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
AUGUST 26, 2008

OFFICIAL PRIMARIA BALOTA
REPUBLICAN PARTIDO
CONDADO HARDEE, FLORIDA
AGOSTO 26, 2008


OFFICIAL NONPARTISAN
PRIMARY BALLOT
HARDEE COUNTY, LORIDA
AUGUST 26, 2008

OFFICIAL SIN PARTIDO
PRIMARIA BALOTA
CONDADO HARDEE, FLORIDA
AGOSTO 26, 2008

NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL
SIN PARTIDO JUDICIAL


CIRCUIT JUDGE, 10th CIRCUIT, GROUP 19
(Vote for One)
El JUEZ DELCIRCUITO, ELI0th CIRCUIT,
AGRUPAN19
(Votar por Uno)
J John Radabaugh
Nathaniel White
NONPARTISAN
SIN PARTIDO
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2
(Vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO ESCUELAS
DISTRICT 2
(Votar por Uno)
) Tanya Bolin Royal
Mildred C. Smith
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3
(vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO ESCUELAS
DISTRICT 3
(Votar por Uno)
Teresa M. Crawford
.) Charles Crutchfield
C) Gina Neuhofer


La RESOLUTION
PROPUESTA


PROPOSED
COUNTY
RESOLUTION
(Vote Yes or No)
AUTHORIZATION TO GRANT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS TO NEW BUSINESSES AND EXPANSIONS OF EXISTING BUSINESSES

Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County be authorized, for an additional ten (10) years, to grant pursuant to S.3, Art. VII of the State
Constitution, property tax exemption to new businesses and to expansion of existing businesses?

Yes For the authority to grant exemptions


No For Against the authority to grant exemptions
La RESOLUTION
PROPUESTA
del CONDADO
(Votar SI o No)

La autorizaci6n para conceder de la contribuci6n territorial para nuevo negocios y extensions de negocios existentes


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(Vote for One)
El ALGUACIL
(Votarpor Uno)
C Roger V. Clark
(-) Thomas E. Santarlas
NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL
SIN PARTIDO JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT JUDGE, 10th CIRCUIT, GROUP 19
(Vote forOne)
El JUEZ DEL CIRCUIT, ELI0th CIRCUIT,
AGRUPAN19
(Votar per Uno)
) John Radabaugh
.) Nathaniel While
NONPARTISAN
SIN PARTIDO
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2
(Vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO ESCUELAS
DISTRICT 2
(Votar po Uno)
(77 Tanya Bolin Royal
(' Mildred C. Smith
SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO ESCUELAS
DISTRICT 3
(Votar por Uno)
0 Teresa M. Crawford
.i Charles Crutchfield
C' Gina Neuhofer


PRECIrt

PRECINCT 1
Fort Green Baptist Church
2875 Baptist Church Road

PRECINCT 2
Bowling Green Faith
Assembly of God
317 N. Oak St.

PRECINCT 3
Bowling Green
Commission Chambers
104 E. Main St.

PRECINCT 4
Wauchula Elks Lodge
318 W Main St.

PRECINCT 5
Ona Baptist Church
131 Bear Lane

PRECINCT 6
County Commission
Chambers
412 W. Orange St.

PRECINCT 7
Zolfo Springs Civic Center
3210 U.S. 17S.

PRECINCT 8
First Missionary Baptist
Church
1333 Martin Luther King
Jr Ave.

PRECINCT 9
New Hope Baptist Church
1999 SR 64 E.

PRECINCT 10
Wauchula City Hall
225 E. Main St.

PRECINCT 11
PRECo Park
220 Knight Road

PRECINCT 12
National Guard Armory
450 Rodeo Dr


CITY OF WAUCHULA
LA CIUDAD DE WAUCHULA
DISTRICT SEAT 6
(Vote for One)
EL DISTRICT SIENTA 6
(Votar por Uno)

) Heather E, Lee
") Delois L. Johnson


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