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Machete-Wielding Robbery Suspects Jailed


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two men looking for easy
money who burst into a
Wauchula motel room with a
machete last month and beat,
robbed and abducted the man
inside have now been arrested.
Basillio Alvarado, 41, of 836
Allen Road, Wauchula, and
Joseph Thomas Martinez, 21, of
339 Kenyon Ave., Wauchula,
were arrested by the Wauchula
Police Department last week
and each charged with home
invasion robbery, kidnapping,



Bowling

Green

Hires

Manager
By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission on Tuesday night
hired a new city manager,
Yvonne Kimball of Indian
Harbor Beach, by a 5-0 vote.
She will begin work- n or
before Oct. 1. *
She and her husband, a
retired police officer, have three
young boys.
* The motion to hire was made
by Randy Mink and seconded
by Richard Barone.
The commission interviewed
Kimball on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
On Friday the commission
interviewed Bowling Green
police officer Rob Ehrenkaufer,
who said he loves- Bowling
Green and would remain with
the city police department if he
were not hired as city manager.
Mayor Perry Knight, who
served on a search committee
See MANAGER 3A


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Yvonne Kimball


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grand theft and carjacking.
Alvarado was jailed on Mon-
day and Martinez on Tuesday.
Both remain in the Hardee
County Jail without bond as
they await trial.
Capt. Thomas Harris of the
Wauchula Police Department
said the alleged incident
occurred on Aug. 15 at the
Peace Valley Motel on U.S. 17
inside the city limits. His
department was alerted to the
crimes by the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office, which found
the victim alone and badly beat-


en on SR 64 at about 1 a.m. on
Aug. 16.
Harris said Lt. David Stim-
son investigated, finding the
man. had come to. Wauchula
from Austin, Texas, eight days
earlier and was staying at the
Peace Valley Motel.
The victim told police he had
given a ride to two men who
were visiting the motel room
next to his on Aug. 15. They
wanted to go to a pawn shop to
hock a ring, he said. He also
noted that the men had seen him
pay for his room with cash ear-


lier that same day.
At about 9 or 10 that night,
while he was' sleeping, a knock
on the door awakened him,
Harris relayed. As he went to
open the door, the two men
burst in, wielding a machete
and beating him with their fists.
They bound him with duct
tape and rifled through his pants
pockets, stealing $1,600 in
cash, the captain alleged.
"See? I told you he had a lot
of money," one allegedly told
the other
See JAILED 2A


Martinez


Stepfather


Accused Of


Molestation
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 44-year-old Bowling
;Green man will appear in
Hardee Circuit Court on Tues-
day, accused of molesting his
14-year-old stepdaughter.
The man, whose name is
being withheld by The Herald-
...Advocate to protect the identity
of his alleged victim, has been
jailed on two second-degree
felony counts of lewd and las-
civious behavior on a victim
under 16.
He remains in the Hardee
'County Jail in lieu of $10,000
cash or surety bond.
.According to Bowling Green
Police Chief John Scheel, the
allegations came to light on
Aug. 3, after the 14-year-old
told her aunt about the alleged
activity.
Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer met
with the child and her mother,
Scheel said, and was told two
separate incidents had taken
place inside their home when
the mother was not present.
The girl told authorities that
on July 26 between 6 and 7 p.m.
as she was talking on the phone
and getting ready to go to a
party, her stepfather called her
into his bedroom.
There, she alleged, he was
lying on the bed in a robe as he
See MOLESTATION 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Garbage collection following
a holiday is about to change.
The change does not affect
residents of Bowling Green or
Wauchula, who have municipal
collections.
In the unincorporated areas of
the county and Zolfo Springs,
where Hardee County Disposal
Inc. provides garbage collection
service, the new policy will




3 Seats


Open


In ZS

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three Town Commission
seats are up for grabs in Zolfo
Springs.
Facing re-election are incum-
bents George Neel, Juan Otero
and DiDi White.
The filing period for potential
candidates for these three slots
will run for one week, opening
Monday at 8 a.m. and closing
on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m.
Qualifying packets are avail-
able in the clerk's office at the
Civic Center, 3210 U.S. 17 S.
A municipal election will be
held on Monday, Oct. 27.
To run for election, a political
. hopeful must be 18 years of age
See 3 SEATS 2A


allow garbage pickup on a holi-
day to be deferred to the next
regular collection day for that
particular area.
Usual garbage pickup is
twice weekly, at least every four,


days. There are two routes,
Monday and Thursdays, and
Tuesday and Fridays.
Most major holidays are cele-
brated on the following Mon-
day and affect garbage collec-


tion for that day. With Thanks-
giving and Christmas on Thurs-
days this year, the same folks
will also be affected on Thurs-
day pickups. Some Tuesday-
See GARBAGE 8A


Teen Rescues 4-Year-Old From Roadway


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
People are often put in a difficult situation where they can
stand back and do nothing, or step up and make a difference in
someone's life.
Hardee High School senior Matt George had the opportunity
to save a life when he witnessed an accident last Friday on U.S. 17
and Torrey Road, as a white pickup truck cut off 2001 GMC and
then drove away.
The driver of the 2001 GMC, 23-year-old Antonia Palacios,
escaped the wreck with minor injuries. Unfortunately, 4-year-old
Mario Marcial, who was not fastened in a car seat, was ejected
from the vehicle.
After barely dodging the GMC and a yield sign, Matt recalled
seeing the vehicle roll on the passenger side, locking another occu-
pant, 57-year-old Martina Hernandez, inside of the car.
Matt remembers seeing the young child fly into the air before
hitting the pavement. Instinctively he ran over to the boy and
picked him up to avoid the child being hit by an oncoming car.
After getting the child to safety, Matt joined a team of wit-
nesses to knock out the windshield and.free Hernandez from the
automobile. The child was then airlifted to Tampa General Hospital
with serious injuries.
Matt's mother, Judith George, was amazed at how God had set
up the situation perfectly. That Wednesday, Matt had been rushed
to the hospital with kidney stones. After a debate on whether he
should return to school that Friday, Matt decided to go.
"If God didn't put him there, the child might not have sur-
vived," says Hardee Help Center Director Judith George.
The mother was not only amazed at her son's courage, but also
at the bravery of the people from the community who were on
scene at the accident.
"I am very proud of Matt and what he did. I'm also proud of
the community for always coming together. When something like
this happens, it shows me how big Matt's heart is, that he knows
right from wrong and that he's a Christian,"she sheays.
Matt plans on possibly becoming a professional fisherman, or


an emergency medical technician to continue to help those in need.
Despite what he decides to do with his future, Matt will continue to
be an inspiration and a hometown hero.
CRASH PHOTO 2A


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Matt George and mother Judith.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH


ELEMENTARY ELECTION


COURTESY PHOTO
Fifth graders at Wauchula Elementary School turned out in greater percentages than many adults do as they cast
their ballots in the recent Student Council election. Elections Supervisor Jeff Ussery added to the authenticity of the
experience by bringing in voting carrels for students to mark their ballots. For more on the winners, see story on 5A.


'Holiday' Garbage Pickups To End


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MOLESTATION
Continued From 1A
grabbed her hand and placed it denied the a
on his sexual organ. She be- lowing day,
came frightened and left the to the police
room, she said. wanted to te
The girl also said that prior toe,
that evening, her stepfather had Tmited to
fondled her chest as she sat on admitted to
the floor in front of. the sofa -touch him,
where he sat, Scheel charged. inappropria
That time, too, she said, she was girl.
scared and got up and left the The man
room. booked into
Scheel said Ehrenkaufer Jail on tw
Interviewed the stepfather, who behavior.



JAILED
Continued From 1A


The pair then took the man to
his car, pushed him into the
back seat and drove out SR 64
in Manatee County and, at
Wingate Mine Road, dumped
the man along the roadside,
threatening to kill him if he
returned to Wauchula.
Harris, who picked the victim
up in Manatee County, said'the


man suffered
erations to
and that
swollen shi
Florida Ho
treatment.
The victim
tify a photi
pects, eve
both men's


accusations. The fol-
however, he came
, station and said he
ll the truth.
ie chief said, he
asking. the girl to
Still, he denied ever -
tely touching the

was. arrested and
the Hardee County
o counts of lewd






ed from multiple lac-
his head and face,
his -left eye was
ut. He was taken to
spital Wauchuja for

m was able to iden-
o of one of the sus-
ntually leading to
arrests.


3 SEATS
Continued From 1A


or older, a registered voter, and
a resident inside town limits for
at least six months.
The process itself is a rela-
tively simple one. Candidates
must open a campaign account
at an area bank, complete a
financial interests statement and
take a loyalty oath.
The qualifying fees total $36.
Though the election ballot
will contain a provision to
change Town Commission
terms from the current two
years:to four, whoever is elect--
ed in this contest will still serve



Dove Hui


Go On S
Daily dove hunt permits go
on sale today (Thursday) at 10
a.m. for ,special-opportunity.;
dove fields throughout the state,
the Florida Fish & Wildlife.
Conservation Commission has
announced.
Worksheets are available
from FWC regional offices and
at MyFWC.com/hunting under
"'Special-Opportunity
Worksheets." Sportsmen may
apply for these permits at
www.wildlifelicense.com, by
calling toll-free (888) 486-
8356, or at county tax collec-
tors' offices.
The cost for the permit is $35,
which entitles one adult and one
youth under 16 to hunt together,
but allows only one daily bag
limit of birds to be harvested
between them.
Permits are available for the
following special-opportunity
public dove fields: Allapattah
Flats, Martin County, 25 daily-
use permits; Brown Farm,
Holmes County, 12 daily-use
permits; Caravelle Ranch, Put-
nam County, 40 daily-use per-
,mits; Combs Farm, Baker
County, 10 'daily-use permits;
Frog Pond, Dade County, 37
daily-use permits; -Fussell


the lesser two-year term, Towi
Manager Linda Robersoi
explained.
If approved by voters, thi
longer term will not take effect
until the next election following
this one, she said.
Commissioners are paid.$15(
a month.
The five-member boar
meets in, regular session once
month. Serving along wit
Neel, Otero and White ar
Maggie Belcher and Loi
Dandridge.



zt Permits


ate Today
Farm, Polk County, 12 daily
use permits; and North New
berry, "Alachtsa Ctifjty', 1'
daily-use permits.
Sportsmen. also have thi
option of buying a $10 Yotit
Permit at the same time the;
purchase a Dove Hunt Permit
This entitles the youngster
while hunting under the super
vision of the adult permit hold
er, to harvest his own daily baf
limit of birds.
sThese special-opportunit3
dove fields are planted an
managed by the FWC and offe
great hunting opportunities in
friendly, social atmosphere tha
provides the perfect setting fo
friends and family, including
youngsters, to* .hunt; together,
said Kurt Hodges, FWC small
game biologist.
Beginning Oct. 5, up-to-dat
information on field condition
and bird numbers will be avail
able by visiting the Dov
Hinter's -Hotline at MyFWC.
com/special/dove.
For more information on ho\
you and your family can ge
involved in these unique spe
cial-opportunity dove hunts
visit MyFWC.com/speciall
dove. -'


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Officers Investigate the site Friday morning where a vehicle overturned and ejected a 4-year-old at U.S. 17 and Torrrey
Road.


The Patagonia region of South America is so called from the
ZS Baty Appeal W wednesday Spanish word for "big feet" The Indians the Spanish found
there were tall and wore large boots stuffed with grass.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An appeal, for. fired police








EVANGELISTS VISIT
A headline and story in
last week's edition on the
planned August 2009 visit
of famed evangelist. Anne
Graham Lotz misspelled
her name. The Herald-
Advocate apologizes for
the error.
,
At The Herald-Advo'ate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal, If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report 'it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


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d Q: Is tilapia one of the fish
a high in omega-3 fat?
h A: No. Tilapia has only
e about one gram of.fat altogether
i -. in .a serving, unless you add
more fat when cooking.
Consequently, the amount of
omega-3 fat in tilapia is much
less than the amount in fatty
fish like salmon, Atlantic mack-
erel, sea bass, rainbow trout,
albacore tuna, herring and sar-
dines. ; :
However, tilapia is still a
good meal choice. It's a sweet,
mild fish that is great for people
Swho don't like a fishy tiste. It's
Also wonderful when you want
to use a flavorful sauce or sea-
e soning that the fish won't com-
pete with. You don't have to
y look for fish with high amounts
' of omega-3 fat, if you want to
' eat better. Simply having any
kind of fish twice a week has
been linked with health bene-
g fits.
Q: 'm trying to stop
y cleaning my plate at every
S meal, but my friends say that
r I'm wasting food. Is there a
a healthy compromise?
t A: You can follow internal
r hunger signals for how much to
0 eat without wasting food.
Paying attention" these signals
is considered an important part
of healthy eating and weight
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called correspondence.


chief Chris Baty will be heard
by the full Zolfo Springs Town
Commission next week.
The hearing has been set for
Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the
Civic Center, 3210 U.S. 17 S.
Baty, who worked, for the
town for 2-1/2 years, was fired
by Town Manager Linda Rober-
son on Aug. 29. Roberson cited
insubordination and failure to
follow directives as reasons for
his dismissal.
.Baty denies those allegations
and contends the firing was per-
sonally motivated, reflecting
discord between the two.
He asked for an appeal before
the Town Commission, and
such a hearing was originally
set for Sept. 5. It was delayed
when'the town'ss labor attorney,
Shan'e Munoz of Greenburg
Tratrig'in" Tampa, asked for
Baty's.original audio tapes of
his conversations with Rober-
son.
Baty has provided two copies
of portions of his daily tapings,
34 minutes from Aug. 28 and
four minutes from Aug. 29.
Baty is seeking reinstate-
ment, and has put out a public
plea for supporters to attend his
appeal.'


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9/18/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:14 am
Sets: 7:28 pm
LOD: 12:14:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:30 pm
Sets: 10:32 am
Major Times
3:00 am-5:00 am
3:25 pm-5:25 pm
Minor Times
9:42 am-10:42 am
10:07 pm-ll:07 pm
Prediction
Average
9/19/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:15 am
Sets: 7:27 pm
LOD: 12:12:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:18 pm
Sets: 11:41 am
Major Times
3:59 am-5:59 am
4:24 pm-6:24 pm
Minor Times


10:41 am-ll:41 am
11:06 pm-12:06 am
Prediction
Average
9/20/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:15 am
Sets: 7:26 pm
LOD: 12:11:00
Moon Data,
Rises: 11:14 pm
Sets: 12:49 pm
Major Times
5:01 am-7:01 am
5:26 pm-7:26 pm
Minor Times
11:43 am-12:43 pm
--:-- --:--
Prediction
Average
9/21/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:16 am
Sets: 7:25 pm
LOD: 12:09:00
Moon Data
Rises: --:--
Sets: 1:54 pm


Major Times
5:34 am-7:34 am
5:59 pm-7:59 pm
Minor Times.
11:51 pm-12:51 am
12:16 pm-l:16 pm
Prediction
Average
9/22/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:16 am
Sets: 7:23 pm
LOD: 12:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:15 am
Sets: 2:53 pm
Major Times
6:34 am-8:34 am
6:59 pm-8:59 pm
Minor Times
12:51 am-1:51 am
1:16 pm-2:16 pm
Prediction
Average
9/23/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:17 am
Sets: 7422 pm


LOD: 12:05:00
Moon:Data
Rises: 1:22 im
Sets: 3:45 pm
Major Times
7:33 am-9:33 am
7:58 pm-9:58 pm
Minor Times
1:50 am-2:50 am
2:15 pm-3:15 pm
Prediction
Good
9/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:17 am
Sets: 7:21 pm
LOD: 12:04:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:28 am
Sets: 4:30 pm
Major Times
8:29 am-10:29 am
8:54 pm-10:54 pm
Minor Times
2:46 am-3:46 am
3:11 pin-4:ll pm
Prediction
Better


Central Mobile Home Inc
1511 Hwy 17 N Wauchula
Phone (863) 773-2007
Now Is The Time To Buy!
Rock bottom prices on lot models
We are clearing the lot'for 2009 models

Land//Home Packages New and Used
Owner financing with very low down payment
New Home in Bowling Green
Priced to move/low down payment/owner finance
Several Homes in Charlie Creek
Priced to move/low down payment/owner finance
New Home in Sebring
Very low price/low down payment/owner finance,

Don't Let Your Chance Slip Away.
soc9:18


have grown up with the idea
:that cleaning their plate is the
'key to avoiding food waste. But
you should realize that eating
more than you need is also
wasting food. To. really avoid
any waste, you need to put less
food on your plate. That's the
bottom line, and it should
please everyone. To do this at
home, you can prare less
food. When eating out, order
smaller portions, skip. extra
courses, or get an appetizer and
a salad or soup instead of a tra-
ditional. main dish.. When
there's less food to start with,
and you still can't eat it all,
there won't be much left
behind.
Another strategy is to prac-
tice saving food for future
meals. You can either serve the
food in the same form, or add it
to soups, casseroles, salads and
sandwiches. To follow this plan,
you can make or buy the same
amount of food, but serve your-
self a much smaller portion than
usual. If you are hungry after
eating this amount, have more.
When you are satisfied, store
the remainder for another meal.
Leftovers can make a quick
healthy meal on busy nights
when you might otherwise turn
to fast-food restaurants. They
can also make good take-to-
work lunches.


Nutrition Notes


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact'

Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels

773-3255


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Bird/Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
Season Dates Bag/possession limits
Crow Aug. 9 Oct. 26, 2008 No limit
Nov. 11, 2008- Feb. 18, 2009
Rail and common Sept. 1 Nov. 9, 2008 15/30 Clapper rail, king rail,
moorhen common moorhen
25/25 Virginia and sora rails
September Canada Sept. 6-24, 2008 5/10
goose **
Special early duck Sept. 20-24, 2008 4/8 Teal and wood ducks in
the aggregate, of which no
more than 2/4 may be wood
ducks
Mourning and Oct. 4-27, 2008 *** 15/30 Mourning and white-
white-winged dove Nov. 15-30, 2008 winged doves in the aggregate
Dec. 13, 2008 Jan. 11, 2009
Snipe Nov. 1, 2008 Feb. 15, 2009 8/16
Woodcock Dec. 20, 2008 Jan. 18, 2009 3/6


Saturday and Sundays only.
** Season open statewide.
*** Noon until sunset.


Rob Ehrenkaufer


with city clerk Pam Northup
and former city manager David
Elbertson, recommended Kim-
ball because of her experience,
education and enthusiasm.
The city manager will receive
a salary of $55,000, be on a 90-
lay probation, have no contract,
and can use a city-owned
Crown Victoria Ford sedan
while working in the city.
Knight said the family plans
to rent a home nearby, perhaps
the old Dewey Terrell home in
Wauchula Hills.
"If she lives up to half of
resume, she should help the city
quite a bit," said city attorney
Gerald Buhr.
Commissioner David Dura-
stanti thanked Knight for serv-
ing as acting city manager the
last two years. He also thanked
Mink and Elbertson for helpirig
the city.


David Elbertson


Mink said Kimball might
need an assistant city manager.
Elbertson has been working
part-time for the city following
a serious traffic mishap about
two years ago when his truck
rolled over. Knight praised
Elbertson, who was hired as
city manager in September'
1997 when the commission
fired Corky Choate.
Kimball has a master's
degree in public administration
from University of Central
Florida in August 2006. She
earned a 4.0 GPA. She also has
a 2006 graduate, certificate in
urban and regional planning
from UCF
From August 2006 until the
present she has been a Tri-City
city manager trainee/intern,
working for Satellite Beach
since December 2007, the city
of Titusville for eight months


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In 1927, commercialtelephone service started
between New York and London. A three-
minute phone call cost $75.00

In 1938, 26 years before the first Surgeon
General's report on smoking, Dr. Raymond
Pearl of Johns Hopkins University
conducted a study that concluded smokers
live shorter lives than non-smokers do.

In 1957, an art school graduate introduced
the world to the first pink flamingo lawn
ornament.


and the city of Palm Bay for
eight months.
She has experience in plan-
ning applications, rezoning,
comp plan amendments, admin-
istrative code, and legal issues
between private contractors and
Palm Bay, budget building, and
performance measurement pro-
jects.
Kimball has also worked as a
senior GIS technician, plan
writer, and been an assistant
administrative manager/English
teacher from 1999 to 2001 in
China.
She is certified in the Florida
code of Ethics, Sunshine Law
and Public Records Act train-
ing.
Here is her letter to the city
commission and selection com-
mittee:
S"Please let me thank you for
giving me the opportunity to
visit Bowling Green. As you
can see from my letter of intro-
duction and resume, I am an
enthusiastic and goal-driven
individual who has experience
in all aspects of running a city.
"What the documents do not
show is my ability to solve
problems rapidly should they
occur, to foresee potential prob-
lems and implement strategies
to avoid them. I also bring the
ability to interact effectively
with people from a wide variety
of ethnic and socio-economic
backgrounds.
"I have a managerial philoso-
phy on continuing building a
high performance, citizen-
friendly organization. It empha-
sizes teamwork. Any organiza-
tion is only as good as its peo-
ple and I believe we must con-
tinue developing our employees
to the best of their abilities.
"With this background, as
well as my Masters Degree in
Public Administration and a
Graduate Certificate in Urban
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Bond Reduced In

Teen's Pregnancy


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bond has been reduced in the
case of a 43-year-old man
accused of impregnating a 13-
year-old girl.
Kenneth Loyd Duck, now 44,
remains in the Hardee County
Jail, however, as he has not
been able to post the $5,500
cash or surety necessary to
secure his release pending trial.
Duck was arrested by sher-
iffs authorities on July 15.
His original bond was
$16,000.
According to Sheriffs Office
spokesman Maj. Claude Harris
Jr., an investigation into the
allegation against Duck began
over one year ago. Det. Sylvia
Estes was assigned to the case
in June of 2007 after receiving a
report from the state Depart-
ment of Children & Families
noting the child was pregnant.
The child named Duck as the
father, Harris said.
Harris noted the child told
Estes that Duck was in a rela-
tionship with her mother, and
that whenever her mother left
the house, Duck would engage


in sexual activity with her.
Officials estimated the 13-
year-old became pregnant on or
about April 10, 2007.
A baby boy was born to the
girl on Jan. 21 of this year,
Harris said.
On Jan. 29, DNA swabs were
taken from the newborn and
from Duck, and were sent to a
lab for testing. Results, the
major said, came back on June
22 showing Duck as the father.
Duck's arrest followed.
Meanwhile, the girl and her
baby are in the care and custody
of the state.


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4A The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008


S Obituaries Hardee Welcomes New Band Director


ELISA MARTINEZ
Elisa Martinez, 58, of Zolfo
Springs, died on Saturday, Sept.
13, 2008, at her home.
Born in Mexico on Oct. 9,
1949, she moved to Hardee
County in 1978. She was a
farmworker and of the Catholic
faith.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Maria Santos'Martinez of El
Paso, Texas; three sons, Jorge
Herrera of Bay City, Mich.,
Johnny S. Windell of Salina,
Kan., and Ricardo Wendell of
El Paso, Texas; three daughters,
Veronica Herrera of Bowling
Green, Olga Herrera of Zolfo
.Springs, and Yvonne Herrera of:
Wauchula; two brothers, Jaime
Martinez of Los Angeles,
Calif., and Mario Martinez of
El Paso, Texas; one sister,
Lenoire Martinez of El Paso,
Texas; 20 grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the
convenience of the family.
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ELISA
MARTINEZ
Elisa Martinez, 58, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Satur-
day, Sept. 13, 2008, at her
home.
Born in Mexico on Oct. 9,
1949, she moved to Hardee
County in 1978. She was a
farmworker and of the
Catholic faith.
She was a fascinating
woman with a big heart, who
loved her family and friends.
She will always and forever
be remembered. Even though
she has passed away, her spir-
it will always be with us.
Survivors include her
mother, Maria Santos Mar-
tinez of El Paso, Texas; three
sons, Jorge Herrera of Bay
City, Mich., Johnny S.
Windell of Salina, Kan., and
Ricardo Wendell of El Paso,
Texas; three daughters,
Veronica Herrera of Bowling
Green, Olga Herrera of Zolfo
Springs, and Yvonne Herrera
of Wauchula; two brothers,
Jaime Martinez of Los
Angeles, Calif., and Mario
Martinez of El Paso, Texas;,
one sister, Lenoire Martinez
of El Paso, Texas; 20 grand-
children; and three great-
grandchildren.
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REBECCA LEA STORTZ
Rebecca Lea Stortz, 19, of
Fort Meade, died on Sunday,
Sept. 14, 2008.
Born June 4, 1984, in
Bartow. She was a student at
,Polk Community College and
member of First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade.
Survivors include her mother
Lois Stortz of Fort Meade and
her father Thomas Stortz of
Bartow; two brothers, Thomas
Stortz of Tampa and Stephen
Stortz of Gainesville; grand-
mother Joan Stortz. of Santa
Monica, Calif.; and grandfather
Charles Johnson of Barre,
Mass.
Visitation will be tomorrow
(Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at
McLean Funeral Home of Fort
Meade. Services are Saturday at
11 a.m. at the First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade with the
Rev. Kenny Slay and the Rev.
Frank Derrick officiating. Inter-
ment will be at Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


FRIDAY, SEPT.19
VHardee County Commis-
sion, planning session,
Room 102 Courthouse
Annex 1, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY. SEPT. 22
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, budget hearing/special
meeting, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 5:45
p.m.
/Zolfo Springs Town
Commission, final budget
hearing, Civic Center, 3210
U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 24
VZolfo Springs- Town
Commission, Police Chief's
appeal, Civic Center, 3210
U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY. SEPT. 25
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Ro6m, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


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He predicts that it will take
about three years to have the
band ready for competitions.
Right now, Faulk is focusing on
rebuilding the program, encour-
aging students to "come back to
band." Currently there are 32
members in the high school
band and they will be joined on
the field by the color guard and,
later on, the winter guard.


appearance at the Wildcats vs.
Miners game in Fort Meade.
The program for football games
will be focused on entertaining
the crowd, "I came in so late
that we didn't have time to have
an actual program so we're
going to have fun with the per-
formances," says Faulk. He
hopes to have an alumni band
perform at the Wildcat Home-


Faulk, his wife Trisha and'
their two dogs enjoy their new
home in Hardee County. He
adds, "I was raised in a small.
town like this and I like it here.
I've met .some real nice peo-
ple." Faulk is presently working
on his doctorate, which focuses
on the "Effects of Fine Arts by
the Growth of the American
Child."


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Blue Star
Brigade is playing a new note
under the direction of David
Faulk, its new band director,
Faulk, who is originally from
Ozark, Ala., recently moved to
Hardee County from Hilton
Head, S.C. where he was band
director. He has been teaching
music to children for 25 years.
Faulk earned his degree in
music from Auburn University
in Alabama with a maj'r in
horn and minor in percussion.
The new director is not limit-
ed to just two instruments, "I
dabble in all of it," says Faulk
of the instruments he plays. He
adds, "In order to teach kids
about their instruments I have
to know them too."
When applying for the posi-
tion as the new band director,
Faulk, was made aware of the
state of the band, "I did not
come into this blind; the school
system explained to me, in
detail, the challenges I would
face." He attributes the chal-
lenge to the lack of finances for
the arts in schools. However, he
is optimistic, "We are taking
small steps rather than taking
on too much at one time. It's a
challenge but the potential here
is very high." Faulk also praises
the parents of the band students,
"We have some great parents


Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


ARCHERY SEASON OPENS!
Summer's officially over nearly even though you can't
tell because it's still so hot and sticky outside. We've finished our
pre-season scouting and hung our tree stands along well-traveled
deer trails, hopefully next to a mature oak tree that'll begin drop-
ping acorns soon.
Finally, the time of year we've been waiting for is here: the
beginning of football season and, better yet, opening day of hunt-
ing season, specifically archery.
Archery season provides a great opportunity to take a trophy
whitetail and is arguably one of the best times to do so, along with
hunting the rut. If you're stealthy enough and have done your
homework, you've got a good chance of having a nice one walk out
in front of you.
Florida is divided into three hunting zones, and you'll need to
know which zone you'll be hunting in, because, season dates vary.
Hunting season comes in first 'in the South Hunting Zone,
where archery season began Sept. 6 and ends Oct. 5. Next up is the
Central Zone, which runs Sept. 20-Oct. 19. In the Northwest
Hunting Zone, archery season begins Oct. 18 and ends Nov. 16.
To hunt during archery season, you'll need a Florida hunting
license and an archery permit.
If you're a Florida resident, a hunting license costs $17. Non-
residents may pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12
months. The archery permit costs $5 for in-state and out-of-staters.
Anyone planning to hunt one of Florida's many wildlife man-
agement areas (WMAs) must purchase a management area permit
for $26.50.
All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax
collectors' offices, retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing sup-
plies, or by calling toll-free 1-888-Hunt-Florida or clicking
www.wildlifelicense.com.
The most common game to take during archery season are
deer and wild hog. During this period, deer of either sex are legal
game, regardless of 'antler size (except for spotted fawns). The
daily bag limit on deer is two. Bag limits on WMAs can differ, so
consult the area's brochure first.
Wild hogs are considered livestock on private lands and
with landowner permission can be hunted year-round with no
bag or size limits. On most WMAs, there's no bag or size limit, and
:hogs are legal to take during any hunting season except spring
'turkey. On a few WMAs, limits do apply, so again check the area
brochure.
In addition to hunting big game, it's also legal to shoot gob-
blers and bearded turkeys during archery season. Only one can be
:taken per day, and there's a two-bird fall-season limit. It's against
the law to hunt turkeys in Holmes County during this period, and
you can't shoot turkeys while they're on the roost, over bait, when
you're within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when bait is pre-
sent or with the aid of recorded turkey calls.
If you're quite the marksman, gray squirrel, quail and rabbit
are three other species legal to take during archery season, and
there's a daily bag limit of 12 for each.
Only bows may be used during archery season no cross-
bows allowed, except for hunters with a disabled crossbow permit.
Legal shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour'
after sunset. Except for turkeys, you're permitted to take resident .
game over corn or soybeans on private land. It's against the law to
use such bait on WMAs.
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sessing firearms, using explosive or drug-injecting arrows, using
bows equipped with electronic computational or laser sights and
possessing a bow on an airboat in Miami-Dade County.
You can't use dogs to hunt deer or hogs during archery season,
but you can use bird dogs if quail hunting. Otherwise, the only time
you can have a dog in the woods while hunting is when it's on a
leash and you're using it to trail wounded game.
Here's hoping all your preparation and persistence pays off,
and wishing you luck on taking that monster buck. As always, have
fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods!





She's gone and now I weep, oh Lord,
Alone and yes, afraid
If she could only know, Dear God,
the difference she has made.

The lives.she touched,
the joy she gave,
I know her thoughts would be,
I thank you, Precious Jesus,
You had a use for me.

I did not pass through this life
and leave the world untouched,
I'd gladly do it all again
for those I love so much.

If they have felt compassion,
or learned to truly care,
If my life had this purpose, Lord,
I'm glad that I was there.

If they have see You in my life,
or felt You in their pain
Please tell the, Lord, tell those I love
I'd do it all again.

Kitty Oden
Wauchula
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September 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


WES Elects Officers


"The right to vote is arguably
one of the most important rights
of citizenship in a democratic
country, yet a substantial num-
ber of U.S. citizens choose not
to exercise that right," states the
introduction to the latest report
on voter turnout from the U.S.
Census Bureau.
However, this was not the
case at Wauchuja Elementary
School. A buzz of excitement
filled the air as fourth and fifth
grade students gathered in the
Bobcat's Den to cast their votes
during the election for Student
Council officers for the 2008-
09 school year.
Jeffery Ussery, county super-
visor of elections, graciously
donated his time and efforts in
order to provide students with
the unique opportunity to par-
ticipate in an actual voting
process similar to those used at
the state and national level.
The list of candidates seeking
office was sent to him.He then
created an actual ballot for the
Student Council elections. On
"Election Day," which was
held on Friday, Sept. 12, he set
up voting-booths in the Bob-
cat's Den where fourth and fifth
grade students cast their votes
for their choice of candidates.


Students were then given the
privilege of inserting their bal-
lots into the tabulator, which
automatically calculated the
number of votes for each candi-
date, thus eliminating the possi-
bility of human error.
Election results were an-
nounced during Friday after-
noon's school-wide announce-
ments. Chosen were: President


Hunter Bryant, Vice-President
Kristian Judah, Secretary
Savannah Aubry and Treasurer
Allie Dotson.
As George H.W. Bush once
said, "As the members of each
generation live up to their re-
sponsibilities as voters, they
learn just what it means to be a
government of the people, by'
the people, and for the people."


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Ussery, county supervisor of elections.


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Elect

Roger V. Clark

for


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I believe just merely publishing the issues that effect our county is only one aspect
of my campaign. I cannot expect the support of the voters without presenting
practical solutions that will lower the soaring crime rate, increase the clearance rate
of reported crimes and save the taxpayers from wasteful spending of their tax
money. Based upon a simple calculation of information obtained from the FDLE
Uniform Crime Report, the Sheriff's Office is operating with an eleven Officer deficit
below the state average for the population of the county.
* Immediately reduce the size and cost of the Sheriff's Office Administration
* Combine a minimum of three ranking Sheriff's Office Administrators into one
'administrative position
* Without any additional burden on the taxpayer, increase the operational manpow-
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* 'Require all sworn and non-sworn administrative personnel including the Sheriff to
drive personal vehicles to and from work everyday. Just like the taxpayers have to
do
* Reduce the number of non-essential vehicles that the Sheriff's Office maintains at
the expense of taxpayers
SClearly and without delay set standards and expectations that the Sheriff's Office
will reduce the crime rate, increase the clearance rate of reported crimes, reduce
the growth rate of the budget, reduce the administrative cost to a single digit
percentage of the Sheriff's Office annual budget,
* Commit every Sheriff's Office employee to perform their duty with the mentality of
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The Town of Zolfo Springs has tentatively adopted a budget for 2009.

A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held
on:

Monday, September 22,2008
6:00 PM
at
3210 US Highway 17 South
Town Commission Board Room
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 9:18c


BUDGET SUMMARY
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS
FLORIDA
FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET (INCOME
AND.EXPENDITURES) OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, ARE 21.9% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL
INCOME AND EXPENDITURES.


CVS
Pet Care
Sweetbay
Health Department
Hardee Ranch
Rita Zimmerman
Public Risk Management
World Risk Management
Farm Credit
Cat's Corer
Ace Hardware
First National Bank
Roper and Roper Law Firm
Torrey Oaks
Java Caf6
Mid Florida Hardware
Martins
Magnolia Tree
\' Jolie's
PRECO
Royals


Alan Jay Ford
English Chevrolet
Wauchula State Bank
Mosaic
YMCA.
BOCC
Pre-Paid Legal
Suncoast Schools Credit Union
Winn Dixie
King's Fries
Circuit Breakers
Hazel's Flowers
Homes of Wauchula
Flores and Flores
Florida Hospital Wauchula
First State Bank of Arca'dia -
Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp.
Bagwell Lumber of Avon Park '
Sheri Judah
C.F. Industries
Lane Construction Corp.
A


REVENUE' .
Ad Valorem Taxes......... ...........
Utility Taxes.... ....... ...............
Franchise Fees..... ............... ............
Occupational Licenses.... ....................
State Revenue Sharing..........................
SMobile Home Taxes.......1...................
Half Cent Sales Taxes.......................
1 Cent Saies Taxes..... ...........
Fuel Tax Refund.........................
Civic Center Rerital...... .............. ..
Miscellaneous Revenues......................
Wastewater Revenue................
W ater Revenue ................................
Water Connection Fees........................
Sanitation Service..............................
Local Option Gas Tax......................
V apor Lights ........................................
Fines & Forfeitures.........................
-CDBG Grants..............................
! ', isaster Grant...................
EDA/Otted Grant.............................
DOT Grant .... ......... .....................
FRDAP Grants...................................
Educational Fund.................................
Recreational Council............... .........


EXPENSES'
Legislative.................. ................
Clerk's Office .................... .............
S Police Department ...............................
Water Department ...........................
Wastewater Department..................
SSanitation Department..................
Transportation Department.................
Recreation Department ... ................


Proposed Millage 9.000
$230,820.00
94,980.00
55,000.00
1,500.00
42,000.00
800.00
47,240.00
91,344.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
10,733.00
378,000.00
222,000.00
1,000.00
105,500.00
44,115.00
270.00
18,000.00
553,195.00
1,104,780.00
923,811.00
3,000.00
400,000.00
1,500.00
4,000.00

$4,335,588.00

$ 9,600.00
150,890.00
156,833.00
253,000.00
3,014,786.00
105,500.00
226,777.00
418,202.00

$4,335,588.00


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC
S:RECbRD"'' '


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6A The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008


Limestone Residents Meet


On Topics Of Concern


"Protocol for Assessing Com-
munity ExcellenCe in Environ-
mental Health" began in the
community of Limestone in.
2007 to identify problems resi-
dents feel need to be addressed.
And since the launch of the
project, called P.A.C.E. EH,
Limestone residents are coming
out in large numbers to address
needs and concerns and to
improve their community.
Residents were surveyed, and
top concerns include proper
water drainage, drinking-water
quality, and traffic and fire safe-
ty.
After identifying top con-
cerns, residents then quickly
volunteered to form committees
for brainstorming, problem
analysis, conducting meetings
and planning for issue resolu-
tion.
Nearly 25 percent of the
Limestone population attends
monthly meetings and volun-
teers time to work on address-
ing community concerns.
County officials from various
departments, including Road &
Bridge, Fire-Rescue, the
Sheriff's Office and Building &
Zoning, have attended meetings
to work with residents to re-
solve issues.

Proper Water Drainage
Proper draining on property
in Limestone continues to be a
major concern. After heavy
rains in the area, many drainage
ditches are left with standing
water for days on end, creating
environmental and health con-
cerns.
The committee is working
with the county Road & Bridge
Department to maintain and im-
prove the roadside ditch drain-
age system.

Drinking-Water Quality
Residents were concerned
about contaminants in and the
quality of the drinking water in
Limestone.
The environmental-health
staff at the Hardee County
Health Department, along with
assistance of staff at the Desoto
County Health Department,
conducted a sampling of water
in the community and found the
water to be satisfactory for bac-
teria, nitrates and heavy metals.


It is not contaminated for drink-
ing, easing concerns over drink-
ing-water quality.

Traffic Safety
A dangerous curve exists at
Herb's Country Club on CR
663, where many serious acci-
dents have occurred over the
years.
Limestone residents are
working to secure high- visibil-
ity paint and signage to mark
the curve to deter future acci-
dents. Residents are also hoping
to work with the Board of
County Commissioners to have
the official speed limit in the
area reduced. The committee is
exploring the possibility of con-
ducting a traffic study and con-
sidering the installation of a
rumble strip to alert drivers who
are leaving the roadway.

Fire Safety
Due to Limestone's distance
from the nearest fire station and
the lack of a municipal water
station, among other reasons,
insurance rates for new home-
owners and existing entities
such as Limestone Baptist
Church can be financially out of
reach for some, discouraging
further growth in this particular
area of the county.
To date, two possibilities
have been suggested, the cre-
ation of a volunteer firefighter


system and the building of a
new fire station in this area ou
the county. However, due to
current funding restrictions nei-
ther is feasible at this time.
The committee will continue
addressing this concern.
The P.A.C.E. EH project is
being conducted in Limestone,
with a southern boundary of the
Desoto County line, eastern
boundary of the 90-degree turn
on Murphy Road, northern
boundary at the end of the resi-
dential streets in Limestone,
and a western boundary at the
junction of CR 663 and CR 665.
The project is grant funded
through a partnership between
the Hardee County and Desoto
County health departments and
coordinated by the Hardee
County Health Department.
The project has fostered new
partnerships and relationships,
both amongst the residents and
between the Hardee County
Health Department and the res-
idents of Limestone.
All residents are always invit
ed to attend P.A.C.E. meetings
and get involved in community
improvement efforts. The next
meeting will be held at Lime-
stone Baptist Church on Tues-
day, Oct, 14, at 6 p.m.
For more information on the
project, contact Junior Archer
or Glenda Mercer by calling
773-4161.


Limestone residents Jim Mercer and Paul Lukawski listen intently as Bud Ruth, County
Commissioner Gordon Norris and Mark Frazier of the Road & Bridge Department dis-
cuss traffic safety.


Residents from Limestone come together monthly to address issues affecting their
community.




Hardee Joins State In


Curbing Gang Activity


COURTESY PHOTOS
Limestone residents Barbara Ruth and Jim Mercer listen
as Mark Frazier provides information concerning traffic
safety and drainage issues facing the community.


The Hardee Senior High
Student Council Presents

2008 Homecoming Parade












(Line up 2:00 pm behind old Jr. High Gym. Please
enter on the water tower side only)
Where: Main Street Wauchula
Entry Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: October 7, 2008
(Fee must be paid by deadline)
Please return entry form to
Jamie Rewis
Hardee Sr. High School
830 Altman Rd
Wauchula, FL 33873
or call 773-3181 ext. 243
** Special Note: In case of rain the parade will be October 11, 2008

Entry Form
Name of Club/Organization:


Sponsor/Contact Person:


Type of Entry:

(Marching Group, Float, Car, Etc. If Float Please Indicate The Size of Vehicle)
9:18-10:2c


ABOUT ...
School News
The Herald-Advocate
encourages submissions
from Hardee County
schools. Photos and write-
ups should be of recent
events, and must include
first and last names for both
students and teachers.
Identify photos front to
back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


The state wants everyone to
combat gang activity.
Florida Attorney General Bill
McCollum is meeting with
school and law enforcement
officials around the state to
launch a collaborative effort to
reduce gang-related graffiti and
other activity ,
More than a half-dozen folks
represented Hardee County in
the first of seven statewide ses-
sions on the topic. Sheriff's
Office Col. Arnold Lanier will
chair the Hardee County group
and will be a member of the
Tampa Regional Gang Reduc-
tion Task Force led by Chair-
man Sheriff David Gee of Hills-
borough County.
The group will include eight


counties experiencing the most
gang activity, including Citrus,
Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas,
Sumter, Polk, Hernando and
Hardee counties. It will add
about 20 more members to par-
ticipate in committees on edu-
cation, criminal justice, busi-
ness relations, prevention/inter-
vention, and rehabilitation and
re-entry.
Those attending the Sept. 9
initial organizational meeting
in Largo included Lanier, Det.
Andrew McGuckin and School
Resource Officer/Dep. Matt
Tinsley from the Sheriff's
Office; George Kelly, principal
at Pioneer Academy and teacher
Kim McGuckin for the Hardee
School system; Dawn Atkin-


son-Jones of the Hardee County
Youth Coalition; and Chuck
Dixon of the Youth Coalition
and state Department of Juve-
nile Justice.

Hardee County already has a
Drug Task Force and Gang Task
Force with officers from the
Sheriff's Office .and Wauchula.
working; with others to battle
gang-related activities, which
seem to be increasing.

The local effort involves not
only law enforcement, but
school officials, concerned
parents and community leaders.
Others wanting to be involved
can call Lanier at the Sheriff's
Office, 773-0304, ext. 210.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Attorney General Bill McCollum (right) discussed gang activity with Hardee County
representatives (from left) Sheriff's Col. Arnold Lanier and Youth Coalition Member
Dawn Atkinson-Jones.


SHappiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy
is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
-Robert G. Ingersoll


Minor L.


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for County Commissioner, District 1


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Get Reserve
Tickets Now
Coach Jerry Kapusta re-
minds reserve ticket holders
that they need to pick them,
up before Friday noon. His
office is closed Friday after-
noons.
If you wanted reserve tick-
ets, stop by the Adult Edu-
cation office on West Main
Street in Wauchula, or call
him at 773-3173.
Community Dance
Set For Sept. 27
A free community-wide
dance will be held to pro-
mote a healthy lifestyle in
teenagers and adults. Health
tips will be given throughout
the evening. The dance will
be at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center on Satur-
day, Sept. 27, from 7 to 11
p.m.
The dance is sponsored by
the Hardee County Students
Working Against Tobacco
(S.W.A.T.) and the Hardee
County Health Department.
For more information, call
773-4161 extension 176.






A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Honor God with everything
you own; give Him the first
and the best.
Proverbs 3:9 (ME)
FRIDAY
God our Savior desires all
men to be saved and to
come to the knowledge of
the Truth. For there is one
God, and there is one
Mediator between God and
man, the man Christ Jesus,
who gave Himself a ransom
for all.
I Timothy 2:4-5a (RSV)
SATURDAY
David said, "Solomon, my
son, get to know the God of
your fathers. Worship and
serve Him with a clean heart
and a willing mind, fof~the
Lord sees every heart and
understands and knows
every thought."
I Chronicles 28:9a (TLB)
SUNDAY
And if in the process any of
you does not know how to
meet any particular problem,
he has only to ask God -
who gives generously to all
men without making them
feel foolish or guilty and
he, may be quite sure that
the necessary wisdom will
be given him.
James 1:5 (PME)
MONDAY
Then hear (our prayers) from
Heaven, Your dwelling
place. Forgive, and deal with
each man according to all'
he does, since You know his
heart (for You alone know
the hearts of men), so that
they will fear You and walk in
Your ways.
II Chronicles 6:30-31 (NIV)
TUESDAY
Jesus said, "Love your ene-
mies, do good to those who
hate you... If you love only
those who love you, what
credit is that to you? ... But
love your enemies and do
good; and lend without
expecting any return ... Be
compassionate as your
Father in Heaven is compas-
sionate."
Luke 6:27,32,35a,36 (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
The Lord said to Moses, "I
am the Lord. The Lord is a
God who shows mercy, who
is kind, who doesn't become
angry quickly, who has great
love and faithfulness and is


kind to thousands of people.
The Lord forgives people for
evil and turning against Him.
Exodus 33:6-7 (NCV)
1l verses are excerpted from
the Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version,; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
SNew Living translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING DATE
The Hardee County Housing Authority will meet for
a Special Meeting on Monday, September 29, 2008,
at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula. :1
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I Support the following Objectives and Interests:


* Pro-Growth Agenda
* Revisit the Emergency 911 Issue
* Permitting Office Operations Review
* Impact Fee Trigger Mechanism
* EDC and IDA Boards
* Address County Employee Concerns in
* Pro-Agriculture
* County Government Transparency
* Decision Accountability
* Honest and Accountable Governnment
* Resthaven Resolution/Partnership


Confidence


Home: (863) 773-4314 Email: dsamuels45@yahoo.com
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GARBAGE
Continued From 1A
Friday customers could be- out on Tuesdays could have
affected on a mid-week holiday, problems with wandering dogs'.
such as Fourth of July or 'They don't pay attention to
Veterans Day. holiday schedules."
Under the new policy, when a In another matter, the comirmi-
holiday interrupts a regular sion also approved a temporary
route, the garbage will be col- emergency debris site on eight
elected on the next regular col- lots off the west side of CR 663
election day. For those whose (Ona-Fort Green Road). Owned
collection day is Monday, that by CF Industries, the site covers
means the next collection will about five acres outside the.
be on Thursday, when there will mine boundaries or footprint.
be a double pickup, four cans The debris will include only
instead of the usual limit of two tree trunks and limbs, and qther
cans. vegetative matter which can be
Staff at Hardee County Dis- burned or chipped.
posal say that many people who Any other hurricane or disas-
have Monday collection have ter debris would be brought t6
not been putting it out for a the landfill, which has the only
Tuesday pickup after a Monday permit to receive building mate-
holiday. This costs a lot to run a rials, trash and garbage. The
route with only half of the usual Federal Emergency Manage-
pickup. ment Agency (FEMA) can
Although Hardee County reimburse the county for disas-
Commissioners had questions ter debris cleanup and collec-
about it, they reluctantly agreed tion.
to try the new system. The county landfill has a sim-
"That makes a week between ilar agreement with Mosaic for
collections," said Commission-. 10 acres adjacent to the main
er Nick Timmerman, noting landfill, where disaster debris'
that is a long time for a family can be hauled and taken care of
to accumulate garbage. when,time allows. There is a
Commissioner Minor Bryant similar county site in the south-
thought that those who do put it west side of the county.


Beards were once placed under government control in
Romania. Whiskers could be worn only if the owner secured an
official permit, and paid the appropriate fee.




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NOTICE OF BUDGET
HEARING

The Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners has tentatively
adopted a budget for 2008-2009. A
public hearing to make a FINAL
DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on
September 23, 2008 at 6:00PM
at
The County Commission Chambers,
412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, FL 33873
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BUDGET SUMMARY
Hardee County Fiscal Year 2008-2009


ESTIMATED REVENUES GENERAL TRANSP. TTDEBT FINE & RACE FIRE PIONEER GRANT IMPACT VANDOLAN WAUCHULA SOLD WASTE AGENCY TOTAL
REVENUE TRUST SERVICE FORFEITURE TRACK RESCUE PARK DAYS FUNDS FEES ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE FUNDS BUDGET
Ad Valorem Tax (8 5540 mills per S1 000) 5,231,600 0 8.276 985 13,1M8,1S
General Govemment Taxes 1,332.445 1 582 625 0 2.915~08.
Licenses/Permnnts/Fes 306.500 6400 0 402.' 0
Federal Grants 0 0 2500 0 521.350 823,80
Stale Grants 125.638 4.249 596 0 0 797 993 1.620.244 27 310 7,070,787
State Shared Revenues 2,481,880 1 908 173 446,500 6 00r 60.000 366.188 8 A17421
Local Grants 0 0 1.557.052 1,557,052
Charges for Services 854,694 138 700 745.000 32 000 111.500 98.800 465,000 953.000 3,381,1r
Court Realed Revenues 2557 20 000 22,67
Fines & Forfeitures 6,200 262 500 0 2m.700
Interest and Other Earnings 227.900 85051 500 50.000 0 13000 4,000 65.000 5.000 10.000 76000 1,500 537,151
Rents and Royaltiesr 0,140 90,140
Specal AssessmenU Impact Fees 1 761 247 790.000 2.551,24
Sales 0 1 000 10,000
Donations from Prvate Sources 1,030 1,030
Miscellaneous & Other Sources 423.738 500 1.000 0 5,000 25 000 0 15 100 8.000 478,338
TOTAL SOURCES 11,171,465 7.983.602 500 9,357,985 448,.00 1812.247 120,500 1.409.343 0 163.800 4,017,464 2.111,416 9,800 38,804,322
Less 5% (558.574) (399.181) (467 900p 190 613 (6.025) 18 190 (200.874) 1105 571) (475) -1,37.403
TOTAL BUDGETED SOURCES 10,612,811 7.584.421 800 8.890.085 448,500 1.721.634 114,475 1.409.343 0 155,610 3,811,800 2.005.845 9,025 38,766,919
Transfers in 453.447 120 985 794,500 0 831 000 0 447 253 566 2,483.946
Loan Proceeds 0 0 0 450 iJ0 0 0 450,000
Cash Forhards 4.410,641 4 131 290 0 1.899 000 0 762 812 155,621 2 303 371 205 379 2,16.440 2 903707 90,000 19,068,281
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS K 15,476,979 11,836.696 795,000 10,759,085 448.500 3,765.446 270,096 3,712.714 0 380,989 6,013,477 5,163,118 99.025 58.729,125
BALANCES
EXPENDITURES GENERAL TRANSP. TT DEBT FINE & RACE FIRE PIONEER GRANT IMPACT VANDOLAH WAUCHULA SOLID WASTE AGENCY TOTAL
REVENUE TRUST SERVICE FORFEITURE TRACK RESCUE PARK DAYS FUNDS FEES ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE FUNDS BUDGET
General Govmrnmer. 6,440,195 795.000 13261 7,257,456
PuDOli Safery 2,968.13 8082470 2914 9-3 0 0 13.,945,61
Pnys.cal Envir,;r.m,rril 25503 198 828 4,971,537 3950 179 9.376,147
Ti-nsponrallon 8667 243 I 86,67.243
Econom-c Ernvrc.nrn'eni 292,107 3 185.838 3,477,948
Human Servces 916.538 0 194.000 100 26' 1,210,807
CuluruvRecreation 833.308 28.500 87.798 348 230 1.29f,836
Other Uses 6 0
General Adminstrallon 0
Courts 1 5i9 390 1,619.390
General Operarons 0
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 11,714,944 .667.243 795,000 9.595.121 220,500 2.914.953 87,798 3.634.337 0 198.828 4,171.637 3.950,179 0 40,760,440
Transfers OullOlher Uses 612,185 938 500 0 95 495 226.000 105 000 47.400 78 377 0 4.997 25,775 372.166 2,506,187
Conlngenoes 1,171.485 48 289 0 479 757 0 291 496 8,780 0 0 19.683 100000 100 0000 99.025 2,111,725
Capnal Reserves/Contingencies 221,000 1 149 144 18008 112.948 107.456 88407 537.848' 2,234,001
Casn Reserves 1,757,375 433.520 0 618 712 0 435 89 13.170 0 0 29.825 ,. 82,6M 202925 0 4,311,164
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES 1,476,979 11,38,698 7,000 10,780,018 446,500 3,75,446 270,096 3,712,714 0 360,369 6,013,477 I8,1863.11 B,026 58,72,126
RESERVES, A BALANCES
The tentative, adopted, andfor final budgets are on file in the office of the above referenced taxing authority as a public record. 9-18c


~ Attention: "-


Hardee County Disposal Customers:


Please be advised of the holiday schedule effective immediately:

On the following holidays, there will be no garbage collection. If a holiday
falls on your regular scheduled pickup day, there will be no collection that
day. Each residence may put out four 32-gallon garbage cans or bags on
their next scheduled collection day.

a3 New Year's Day
SMartin Luther King, Jr. Day "
9 Good Friday d
SMemorial Day
X Fourth of July
X Labor Day
X Thanksgiving Day
s Christmas Day


Please Call (863) 773-6079 with any questions.


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Citrus prices fell last year over the year before but were better
than before the 2004 hurricanes. Retail orange juice sales by vol-
ume have declined for seven years. Juice imports rose 20 percent
last year. Juice processors are holding more than a half year of
inventory.
Those highlights were included in the September 2008 Citrus
Industry magazine in an article written by Kevin Bouffard.
Another story indicated nearly 10 percent of last year's citrus
crop was harvested mechanically. The cost margin between hand
and mechanical harvesting has narrowed greatly due to higher fuel
costs. The trend toward mechanical harvesting is slightly upward.
The price for earlies and mids last year averaged $1.39 a
pound solids, down from $1.96 the year before. The price for
valencias, traditionally 10 to 20 percent higher, finished last year at
$1.38, with some growers getting 95 cents a pound solids on the
cash market at season's end.
Last year's Florida orange crop was 169.7 million boxes, 32
percent more than the year before. The state's crop for a few years
before the 2004 hurricanes averaged about 225 million boxes,
wrote Bouffard.
Retail prices for orange juice this year increased 5 percent fol-
lowing a 10 percent increase last year, he wrote.
Growers are being hit with higher fertilizer and fuel prices.
Orange juice remains a wonderful and healthy beverage.
How to increase sales? Lower the retail price. Continue to
advocate the health benefits and great taste. Get more good juice
into the school system. Promote orange juice as a "basic food
group" the same as eggs, milk and bread.
Cracker Barrel restaurants now are selling a medium glass of
good Florida orange juice for $1.99 and a larger glass for $2.99.

As of Tuesday afternoon regular unleaded gasoline price in
Wauchula was $3.79, some 30 cents higher than a week ago. The
increase is largely blamed on Hurricane Ike that hit the Texas coast
over the weekend.
Oil prices have fallen to about $97 a barrel on weakened
demand, off from a peak of $147 but still much higher than the
year-ago price of about $70. Several years ago oil sold for about
$40 a barrel.
The higher fuel prices and the real estate and housing bubble
that has deflated has slowed the economy in recent months.

Wauchula State Bank board chairman Bill Crews told the
Kiwanis Club Tuesday real estate prices have fallen 30 to 40 per-
cent nationwide following the sub-prime interest borrowing deba-
cle.
From 2000 to 2006 interest rates were low, land speculators
went crazy, and anybody could get a loan. Loans were made to
unqualified borrowers, mortgage debt was overrated as to quality.
Housing loans were bundled, packaged and resold to big compa-
nies worldwide.
Then came the corrections, the failures of companies like
Lehman Brothers, the purchase of Countrywide and Merrill Lynch
by Bank of America, and the U.S. government bailout and takeover
of quais-public mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Fannie and Freddie hold about $5.4 trillion of the nation's mort-
gage loans. JP Morgan Chase bought Bear Steams.
SCrews said-99 percent of the nation's commercial banks are
well capitalized.

It rained 1.5 inches on Tuesday night in Bowling Green, and
the storm knocked out po%%, for several hours.

The Hardee Wildcats are off to an unusual 0-2 start this foot-
ball season. This Friday the Cats host Fort, Myers Riverdale.
Hardee won 34-6 last year, but Riverdale has 21 seniors in 2008.
Hardee runs a high risk option offense that has produced a lot
of turnovers and penalties so far. Hardee has lost six straight regu-
lar season games.
Last week Hardee lost six fumbles, and Fort Meade prevailed
22-7, snapping a six-game losing streak to the Cats.
Hardee won 22-13 in 2007, 31-10 in 2006, 27-10 in 2005, 28-
26 in 2004, and 14-13 in 2003.
The 2002 game, a kickoff classic, was canceled because of
rain. Hardee won over the Miners in a 2001 kickoff classic 19-10,
but lost 25-0 in a classic in 2000, when the game was called at half-


Letter To The Editor

90-Year-Old Misses Hardee


Dear Editor:
My mother wants to tell all
her friends in Wauchula and
Hardee County hello. She miss-
es you and can still see the face
of many.
My mother Lucinda Bryant
moved to Hardee in the 1970s
and left for Kentucky this May.
She says praying is the key to
happiness, and at 90 years old
she is very happy.
My sister Grace drives two
hours sometimes twice a week
to see to my mother's needs and
get her out.
There are just too many
names to write of all her friends
here, but I want to share this
picture with them all, where my
Mom is happy and is queen for
a day.
Thanks to my sister, but my
Mom is queen every day. God
bless her.
Soon as I can get enough
funds up and a way to go, I am
going to surprise her by walk-
ing in her door. I can't wait to
visit.
I miss my mother here but
her being happy is most impor-
tant. She has adopted so many
people here and put them in her


heart.
When she asked Solon
Wilson about his mother and he
said she was gone to Heaven,
my mother said, "Call me
Mom." Tears flood my eyes
because that is the way my
mother is.
Until next time, thanks for
reading The Herald-Advocate.
God bless.
Millie Freeman
Wauchula


A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is
braver five minutes longer.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson.


time due to rain. The Miners won 34-19 in a 1999 classic game and
defeated the Cats 20-12 in 1998 in the regular season, when the
Cats had six turnovers.
Hardee defeated Fort Meade 31-20 in the regular season in
1997.
A Wauchula resident recently sent a note that he or she does
not like people blowing car horns early in the morning regarding
carpooling.
Horn blowing while a neighbor may be sleeping is impolite.
The proper thing to do is to get out of the car and go to the door.
This shows respect to the person and the neighbors.
Blowing a car horn is for warnings and emergencies only, the
offended person noted.

A concernedd parent" recently wrote to criticize the three
School Board female members who voted not to renew the annual
contract of Dick Daggett without naming a reason or cause.
Daggett ran the school transportation department and has
worked for the local school system for 30 years. He has been
rehired since as swimming coach. Daggett has filed a federal law-
suit over the non-rehiring. School Board members have been
advised by their attorney not to comment on the case.
A recent news article indicated Daggett had been critical in an
i internet blog under an assumed name and helped his son-in-law
who ran against one of the incumbent members who voted not to
rehire him. The school superintendent and the two male School
Board members were in favor of rehiring Daggett, the only admin-
istrator whose contract was not renewed.
The School Board on June 12 voted 5-0 for Daggett to enter



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Saturday, October 4th
6:30pm 10:00pm
Music 7:00pm 10:00pm


7 Free
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Come Join The Fun
Free Admission
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the five-year DROP program and on June 26 voted 3-2 to not rehire
him. I do not know the facts in this case, but we will all know more
as time goes on. A hearing may be held in mid-November before a
state-appointed mediator who can then make a recommendation to
the School Board. The federal lawsuit will have its own undqter-
mined timeline.

F.L Revell Jr. has been working hard for 54 years. He and his
wife Oneita have been married 52 years. He used to irrigate orange
groves by himself with aluminum pipes.
He notes two things that have caused a Idt of trouble in
American society are drugs and credit cards.
A recent news article stated some universities get money from
credit card companies in exchange for allowing the companies to
market their cards to students.

The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's popu-
lation but nearly 25 percent of the world's prisoners, Adarm Liptak
wrote recently in the New York Times.
Many American prisoners are locked up for such crimes as
using drugs and writing bad checks crimes that often do not
result in prison in some countries. Americans are often kept in
prison for longer sentences than in other countries, wrote Liptak.
The U.S. has about 2.3 million criminals behind bars, more
than any other nation. Total U.S. population is about 300 million.
China, with four times the U.S. population, has 1.6 million people
in prison but does have hundreds of thousands of its people in
forced labor for "re-education" purposes, including political
activists who have not committed crimes.
About one of every 100 American adults are in jails or prison.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

THE HARDEE COUNTY INDEPENDENT

INDIGENT HEALTH CARE SPECIAL DISTRICT

BOARD HAS TENTATIVELY ADOPTED A

BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008/2009. A

PUBLIC HEARING TO MAKE A FINAL

DECISION ON THE BUDGET AND TAXES WILL

BE HELD ON

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,2008
at
5:30 P.M.
HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
412 WEST ORANGE STREET
ROOM 102
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873
9-.1,


1,200


532,150


2,891


BUDGET SUMMARY
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE
SPECIAL DISTRICT BOARD BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009
The proposed operating budget expenditures are
0.59% less than last year's total operating expenditures.

ASSESSED VALUE: $ 1,621,242,093 MILLAGE: .3381

GENERAL FUND

ESTIMATED REVENUES


$548,142

2,000


300


INTEREST FROM CHECKING ACCOUNT

INTEREST FROM TAX COLLECTOR


551,642

(27,582)

524,060


TOTAL


CASH CARRY FORWARD

GRAND TOTAL OF REVENUES


ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES


4,000


AUDITING/ACCOUNTING


200

500


OTHER CURRENT CHARGES

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS


OFFICE SUPPLIES


11,000

14,389

1,000

493,070


INDIGENT HEALTH CARE


CONTINGENCY


532,150


TOTAL EXPENDITURES


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT
AND BUDGET AS A PUBLIC RECORD.

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10A The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008



Way Bck Wen


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

75 YEARS AGO
Three Candidates Out For
Election In City: Three candi-
dates this week formally an-
nounced for the' annual city
election which will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 7. J. Wiley
Smith, Coleman Moore and J.
Otis Bethea formally announc-
ed yesterday their candidacy.

Chairman Of Relief Gives
Out Statement: R.O. Evans,
chairman of the Hardee County
Council, Emergency Relief, has
prepared the following state-
ment regarding emergency
relief work in Hardee County.
Those who wish emergency
relief work must file an applica-
tion in the office of the Hardee
County Council at City Hall.

Wheelbarrow Pushers Off On
Long Journey: Two Wauchu-
lans put in a bid for notoriety
this week when Joe Hines and
Jim Deal left here on a pro-
posed trip to Chicago, pushing a
wheelbarrow.

Local Schools Enroll 1,101
Pupils To Date: Wauchula
schools had enrolled 1,101 stu-
dents for the 1933-34 term, up
to last night, according to a
check made by The Advocate.
Of this number, the high school
has 412, a dozen less than
enrolled the first week last year.

Wauchula Youths Off To At-
tend College: Seventeen Wau-
chula boys and girls left this
week to enter colleges and uni-
versities in the South, according
to a check made yesterday.
Girls going to Florida State
College for Women include
Misses Marie Yetter, Elaine
McDonald, Adeline Goldman,
Hazel Revell, Edricka Sten-
strom, Aurilla Driggers and
Edna Brown.

Sportsman's League Is Gain-
ing Momentum: The Hardee
County Game & Fish Protec-
tive Association, organized in
an effort to conserve the fish
and wildlife of Hardee County,
is gaining momentum and many
members are signed up.

50 YEARS AGO
Moose Christmas Parade
Scheduled For Dec. 20: Al-
though Christmas is still three
months away, the Wauchula
Moose Lodge is already plan-
ning for it. It is announcing pre-
liminary plans this week for its


second annual Christmas pa-
rade, to be in Wauchula the
evening of Dec. 20.

Wildcats Open Season Tnight
At Fort Meade: The 1958 ver-
sion of the Hardee High Wild-
cat 11 will be unveiled tonight
at Fort Meade.

Prowler Sought At College
Hill: Patrol activity by the sher-
iff in the College Hill section
has been doubled after the dis--
covery of a prowler early Sun-
day morning at the Red Revell
home. Sheriff Odell Carlton
pointed out that this is the sec-
ond incident in that section in
little over a week.

'Shine Still Sale Brings In
$226 For County: Law officers'
discovery of that newfangled
portable moonshine still near
Ona a month ago not only broke
up a potentially big 'shine oper-
ation in Hardee County but also
brought over $200 into the
county treasury.

Zolfo Voter Registration Is
Lagging: Voter re-registration
in Zolfo Springs, where a new
system of permanent registra-
tion was initiated this year, is
lagging badly. With 2 1/2 weeks
left before the books close, only
25 of the city's 85-plus poten-
tial voters have re-registered.

Bowling Green Election Set
For Tuesday: Voters will go to
the polls in Bowling Green next
Tuesday in a citywide election
to name two members of the
City Commission. Vying for
seats on the city government
body are two incumbents, Ed
Brooke and K.L. Knight.

25 YEARS AGO
Little David Fights Rare
Disease: David Choate II was
born Sept. 20, 1997. Shortly
thereafter doctors found that he
was afflicted with a rare dis-
ease, Dubowitz Syndrome.
David is one of 50 children in
America suffering from this
disease and the only one from
Florida.

County Budget Decreases
While Taxes Go Up: If the pro--
posed county budget for 1983-
84receives final'approval at the
public hearingSept. 22, it will
be a reduction of $315,109 from
the current budget. The hear-
ings are held in the commis-
sioners' chambers in the annex
at the courthouse.

Council Raises Water Rates:
Wauchula water rates went up
Monday night when the council
approved the final reading of an


ordinance amending city water
rates. The ordinance raises the
base service fee for water from
$2.50 to $4.50.

Shopping Center May Locate
Here: Home Properties Inc., a
shopping center developer, is
currently negotiating with the
American Legion to purchase
the old' county fairgrounds
south of Wauchula on U.S. 17.
Home wants to build a 100,000-
square-foot shopping center
anchored by a 50,000-square-
foot Wal-Mart department store
and a Kash-n-Karry supermar-
ket on the 10-acre site.

Wildcats Scratch Tarpons In

Season Opener 8-7: The Wild-
cats won the season opener 8 to
7 over the Tarpons. Anthony
Redfin snared a 29-yard pass
from Wildcat quarterback
Dennis Harron late in the third
quarter to score the only Hardee
touchdown of the night.

Doris Collins Cowart Em-
ployed By Tampa Television
Station: Doris Collins Cowart is
now employed by a Tampa tele-
vision station. Doris is the wife
of Charles Thomas Cowart and
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Collins. She is a gradu-
ate of the 1983 class at Florida
State University.
10 YEARS AGO
HHS Senior Performs Perfect
Science 'ACT': A Hardee High
School senior has done what no
one before him ever has. Scott
Daggett, 17, earned a perfect
score of 36 in one of four sub-
ject areas on the American
College Test (ACT), the three-
hour college entrance exam of
choice in the nation.

Qualifying Opens For ZS
Election: A majority of council
seats and the mayor's post are
coming up for grabs in the town
of Zolfo Springs. The official
filing period for those wishing
to run for office opens Monday.
Incumbents whose terms are
about to expire are Town
Council members Kenny Fara-
bee, Shellie Harden and Susan
Hulsey.

Too Many False Alarms Will.
Cost. Wauchulans: ,ines ,for
false alarms in the city of
Wauchula became effective at
Monday evening's City Council
meeting. On final reading, with
no public. opposition, the coun-
cil unanimously approved Ordi-
nance 98-839, requiring every
burglar alarm owner to register
it with the city.
\


New Extension Director-
Ready To Come On Board:
Already familiar with the area,
Lochrane Gary will officially
join county staff on Sept. 28.
The County Commission chose
Gary, who prefers to be called
"Lockie," following interviews
last week with a trio of candi-
dates for the job of county


extension director.

Wildcats Trample Tigers
28-0: The Hardee Wildcats are
back! The Wildcats looked
more like the HHS football
team fans have come to expect
as they trampled the Palmetto
Tigers 28-0 at home on Friday
evening.


Keri Schrader Is Miss
National Sweetheart: She's
done it again! 1998 will be a
year Keri Lynn Schrader ,will
never forget. She is the 1998,
Miss Tampa, first runner-up in
the 1998 Miss Florida pageant
.and, over the recent Labor Day.
weekend, won Miss National'
Sweetheart in Hoopeston, Ill.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


The City of Bowling Green has tentatively adopted a budget for 2008-2009. A public
hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:

SEPTEMBER 23,2008
6:00 P.M.
at
CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
104 EAST MAIN STREET
BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA 33834
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BUDGET SUMMARY

City of Bowling Green Fiscal Year 2008-2009


GENERAL
FUND


ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes
Utility Service Taxes
Franchise Fees
Ucenses, fees & permits
Intergovernmental revenue
Grants
Charges for services
Fines & forfeitures
Interest & misc. revenue


Millage Per $1000
7.2500


259,000
102,500
80,000
2,400
428,771
600,000
4,000
34,000
61,000


ENTERPRISE TOTAL
FUND ALL FUNDS


259,000
102,500
80,000
2,400
428,771
600,000
829,000 833,000
34,000
10,000 71,000


TOTAL SOURCES
Transfers in
Fund balance/reserves/net assets

TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS
& BALANCES

EXPENDITURES:
General Government
Public Safety
CDBG Grant
SPhysical Environment
Culture/Recreation
Utility Services
Debt Service
' Capital Projectg
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
Transfers out
Fund balance/reserves/net assets
TOTAL APPROPRIATED
EXPENDITURES & RESERVES


1,571,671 839,000 2,410,671
60,000 60,000
1,125,751 457,761 1,583,512

2,697,422 1,356,761 4,054,183


277,387 277,387
446,989 446,989
600,000 600,000
275,893 275,893
16,800 16,800
715,917 715,917
123,083 123,083
185,000 60,000 245,000
1,802,069 899,000 2,701,069
60,000 60,000
835,353 457,761 1,293,114

2,697,422 1,356,761 4,054,183


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, ANDIOR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE
MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. 9:18c


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SUPER SIXTIES
As many of you have heard, a "Super Sixties Class Reunion"
is in the planning stages, to be held the first of the year. This
reunion will span the years 196C <" and committee members are
working diligently to get your registration forms and information
sheets ready for distribution to you in October.
Many activities are being planned for this event, which will
include individual class get-togethers on Friday evening as well as
a huge street party at Heritage Park; hot-air balloon rides and a golf
tournament on Saturday; then a tour of the high school and, of
course, the main dinner and reunion on Saturday night.
During the block party, members will be able to catch a
glimpse of memories by means of a slideshow of pictures from
each of their graduating years. Members of those classes have been
busy going through photo albums, boxes and scrapbooks and con-
tacting me with their memorabilia for inclusion in the slideshows.
Pictures, announcements, drive-in movie stubs and other Hardee
High School mementos have been scanned and then returned to
their original owners.
Mary Lou Galloway is a 1963 graduate who recently provided
her personal scrapbook, loaded with many of those items previous-
ly mentioned. During those years of the 1960s, students couldn't
wait for the latest edition of the Wildcat Scratches to go on sale.
We would quickly scan the newspaper to catch up on all of the
goings-on as well as Kuestion Korner, Song Dedications and Guess
Who columns.
The April 3, 1963, edition of the Wildcat Scratches talked
about the juniors preparing for the prom, the last payment being
due for annuals (yearbooks!), and the Senior Class being measured
for caps and gowns.
The "Kuestion Korner" column asked: "What would you do if
you had a million dollars?" Some of the responses included "Have
a blast," Diana Scheipsmeier; "Buy a '63 T-Bird," Sandra Stewart;
"Pay all my debts," Mrs. Burke; and "With my luck, I'd lose it,"
Judy Poucher.
Examples of Song Dedications included "Little Town. Flirt" to
Ida B. from the Junior High Girls, "Walk Like a Man" to Wayne B.,
and "I Can't Stop Loving You" to D.M from T.S. A lot of the fun
was guessing who the initials stood for as we would read this col-
umn.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Bagel, Juice, Fruit Cocktail,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
w/Roll or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Garden Peas,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY *
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Rib-B-Que on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Savory Rice, Pears,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Baked Beans, Fruit Crisp,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage, Peaches,
Juice, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Macaroni &
Cheese i/Roll (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick; .Cinnamnri Toast, Juice,
Applesauce, Milk -
Lunch: Pizza Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole
Kernel Corn, Pears, Juice) and
Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Bagel, Fruit Cocktail, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
w/Roll or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Garden Peas,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Pineapple Tidbits,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Rib-B-Que on a Bun or
Mozzarella Stick (Tossed Salad,
Savory Rice Pears, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
w/Dill or Cheese Pizza or


Toasted Cheese w/HB Egg
(Lettuce & Tomato, Baked
Beans, Apple Crisp, Juice) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage Patty, Peaches,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Cheese
Pizza or Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese: (Tossed Salad, Corn-
bread, Green Beans, Straw-
berries & Peaches, Juice, Salad
Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot Pock-
ets or Meat Loaf or Combo Sub
(Lettuce & Tomato, Cornbread,
Whole Kernel Corn, Pears, Tur-
nip Greens, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Juice, Yogurt, Fruit Cock-
tail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
(Tossed Salad, Turnip Greens,
Pinto Beans, Juice, Peaches,
Beets, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,,
Biscuit, Applesauce, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Baked Beans, Whole Kernel
Corn, Pears, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Savory Rice, Broccoli, Roll;
Apple Crisp, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice;
French Toast, Sausage Patty,
Peaches, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Juice, Strawberries & Peaches,
Beets, Cornbread) and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice, Cinnamon Toast,
Applesauce, Milk
SLunch: Pepperoni Pizza Hot
Pocket (Tossed Salad, Broccoli
Normandy, Corn, Mexican Rice,
Pears, Juice) and Milk


hCan Appear In...

hav Memory Lane
:you:have anyold photographs of Hardee County people,
placesorevents you..would be willing to share with our readers?
P rh'psi your second-grade class, a Main Street scene, a family
IWlclfraomfong ago, canoeing down the Peace River or wash-
j your first car? You can take readers on a walk down Memory
I allowing us to print your photo from Hardee County's
You willlbe credited with the submission, and your photo
W returned.-To appear In this feature, send the photo along
na)ito:..Memory Lane, The Herald-Advocate, PO. Box;
i ulaPL' 33873 or stop by the newspaper officeat 115:
" itniAe~ iWauchua. .
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A column that appeared in this particular issue was titled
"Perfect Sophomore," and the sophomores concerned were actual-
ly from my own 1965 graduating class. I find it interesting to look
over those names this many years later and remember those listed
and why they were chosen for such an honor.
Some of the boys' attributes included: Intelligence, Sherrick
Stone; Friendliest, John L. Albritton; Hair, Charles Searcy;
Personality, "Frog" Redding; Physique, Bobby Terrell; and Best
All Around, Royce Tyson. The girls included: Eyes, Pam Hirst;
Friendliest, Susie Prine; Personality, Sue Carlton; Hair, Dottie
Lambert; and Best All Around, Sue Maxwell.
Another column was titled "What Would You Do?" The ques-
tion in this edition was "... if you caught your finger in a pencil
sharpener?" The answers were humorous and included "Sharpen
it," "Ask the teacher to help you get it out!",and "Jerk it off the wall
and quickly take your seat!" I'm sure many of us could picture just
the person0n our class who may have answered that way!
A "Remember When" column included such memories as
"when Chuckie Best broke his arm," "when Mrs. Burke and Coach
Martin did the rock-and-roll," "when Linda Sasser wore her hair in
pigtails" and "when Diane Lucas got sick on the roller coaster at
the fair." '
These were fun times, our high school years, with lots of mem-
ories. All of us have our own special memories, whether it is from
the Super Sixties, the 1930s or the 1920s. These memories are
important to all of Hardee County. Won't you consider sharing
them with Cracker Trail Museum? Contact us and let us record
those memories that you have of Hardee County and share a part of


In Greek mythology, the fates
were three goddesses who
controlled fuman life. Clotho
spun the web of life, Lachesis
measured it and Atropos cut
it.


September 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A
yourself with us.
An, if you are a member of the Super Sixties classes, contact
me with pictures you may have to be included in the slideshow for
our big event in January.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Old editions of Wildcat Scratches bring back many mem-
ories.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The City of Wauchula has tentatively adopted a budget for 2008-2009. A public hearing
to make a final decision on the budget AND TAXES will be on September 22, 2008 at
5:01 P.M. City Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873. 9:18c


BUDGET SUMMARY

CITY OF WAUCHULA -- FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA ARE TWO PERCENT (4%)
MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.

Electric, Community
Sewer & Water Redevelopment i
.General Fund (Utilites) Agency Airport Total
ESTIMATED REVENUES 2008-2009

ESTIMATaEs: REVENUE ................ ..........
Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes Millage 5.442 $ 628,114 $ 628,114
Gross Receipt & Sales Tax $ 379,500 $ 379,500
Communication Service Taxes $ 198,000 $ 198,000
Utility Service Taxes $ 279,751 $ 279,751
Gasoline Tax $ 105,300 $ 105,300
Licenses and Permits $ 63,650 $ 63,650
State Grants $ 25,000 $ 1,000,000 ___ $ 6,970 $ 1,031,970
Federal Grants $ 110,140 $ 984,000 $. 264,730 $ 1,358,870
Local Grants $ 700,000
State-Shared Revenues $ 540,350 $ 540,350
Charges For Services $ 74.768 $ 11,392,280 $ 503,575 $ 11,970,623
Court Revenues $ 155,000 $ 155,000
TIF Revenues $ 590,630 $ 590,630
Miscellaneous Revenues $ 86,480 $ 919,070 $ 29,900 $ 1,035,450
Non-Revenues $ 1,648,766 $ 6,650,000 ... $ 8,298,766

TOTALREVENUES $ 3,915,319 $ 21,324,850 $ 020,530 .$ : 1,475,275j $ 27,335,974


EXPENDITURESIEXPENSES

General Government/Administrative $ 550,525$ 127 $ 1,237,027 1,787,551
Public Safety $ 1,530,905 $ 1,530,905
Community Development r $ 309,980. $ 309,980
Physical Environment $ 863,763 $ 17,801,557 $ 78,565 $ 18,743,884
Transportation $ 223,328 $ 1,475,275 $. 1.698,603
Culture/Recreation $ 204.800 $ 204,800
Non!Expenditure Disbursements $ 232:019 $ 2,286,266 a $ 2,518,285
Contingencies $" $ 541,965 $ 541,965

TOTAL EXPENDITUREStEXPENSES $ 3,915,319 1 $ 21,324,850. $ 620,530 $ 1,475.275 $ 27,335,974

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED AN D/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY HALL,
126 S.7TiH AVE, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AS A PUBLIC RECORD. !


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS

IN HARDEE COUNTY


NEWSPAPER NAME: THE HERALD-ADVOCATE
PUBLISH DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2008


APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS.HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FROM:


NUMBER: 43 029983.007


APPLICATION RECEIVED ON 08/18/08


PEACE RIVER BASIN PARTNERS LLC
2579 NORTH TOLEDO BLADE BLVD
NORTH PORT, FL 34289-0000


CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION PERMIT
PROJECT NAME: PEACE RIVER MITIGATION BANK
ACTIVITY: ENVIRONMENTAL
OUTSTANDING FLORIDA WATER: NO AQUATIC PRESERVE: NO
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: MITBANK


PROJECT SIZE: 487.29 ACRES
SECTIONS) 14 15 22 23 TOWNSHIP 34S RANGE 25E

THE APPLICATIONS ARE ON FILE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.

INTERESTED PERSONS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT A COPY OF THE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT
WRITTEN COMMENTS CONCERNING THE APPLICATION. IN ADDITION IF YOU WISH TO BE ADVISED AS TO
AGENCY ACTION REGARDING A PERMIT APPLICATION AND PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST ANF
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING REGARDING THE APPLICATION, YOU MUST FILE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, 2379 BROAD STREET, BROOKSVILLE, FL 34604-6899.
ANY REQUESTS OR COMMENTS MUST BE FILED WITH THE RECORDS AND DATA DEPARTMENT AT THE ABOVE
ADDRESS AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT NOT LATER THAN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
THIS NOTICE AND SHALL INCLUDE THE PERMIT APPLICATION NUMBER.

THE DISTRICT DOES. NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON DISABILITY. ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOM-
MODATION UNDER THE ADA SHOULD CONTACT THE RECORDS AND DATA DEPARTMENT AT (352) 796-7211 OR
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'Cats Give Miners 22-7 Game


By JOAN SEAMAN primarily because each of the yards. Youyoute passed to Don- lead.
Of The Herald-Advocate .other backs had a pair of fum- aldson for 13 more. Jones got a A couple of Hardee fumbles,
It could have been a 9-7-bles apiece. Antjuan Jones had--half dozen yards, a penalty net---a missed Miner field goal and a-
game, or ended in Hardee's 14 carries for 70 yards and the ted five more, and Jones went Hardee punt. With 1:20 left in
favor, only TD, Kelsheem White had over right guard for the only the half, Fort Meade took over
The Hardee Wildcats gave up 10 carries for 48 yards and Wildcat. score of the evening, at the Hardee 12. One pass went
the ball seven times, letting the quarterback Ezayi Youyoute The Martin Vega kick was good awry, but the next was to
Fort Meade Miners take advan- had a dozen carries for 54 and Hardee had its.only, lead of Russell for the touchdown.
tage of short field yardage for yards, the night. Carlton's conversion run came
back-to-back scores late in the Youyoute was two-for-nine in Fort Meade's first series was up short.
first half of the 22-7 victory, passing, both completions to stalled, but a strong Cortez kick A fumbled handoff gave the
The Miners were held to only soph Scott Donaldson, for a pinned Hardee at its 14-yard ball back to Fort Meade with
a field goal in the second half, total of 20 yards, line. Three plays later, Hardee one minute left. It took seven
when an interception and three Defensively, senior David punted it back. Tyler Alden seconds for Fort Meade to
fumbles cost them any further Newcomb had 8.5 tackles to be stopped the first Miner run for score on a 25-yard pass from
scoring. Player of the Game. Skylar no gain and a penalty backed Carlton to Dwayne McCalebb.
"It was the little things, fum- Alden added 6.5 and caused a the Miners up. However, a The Cortez kick was good.
bles and penalties. The kids fumble. Tyler Alden had six Rumeal Carlton pass to Lakevin Hardee ran out the clock and
played hard. We will work to tackles and Mikey Retana had Camp made up some of the went into the locker room down
eliminate those turnovers and four tackles, caused a furible deficit with a 16-ydrd gain. 19-7.
get better each week," said and had two pass breakups. Retana stopped Carlton for a The Vega kickoff to start the
Head Coach Tim Price. Mayer also did well defen- yard loss. Alden stopped Camp second half boomed into the
It is an intense rivalry and sively, with a pair of tackles, a for a two-yard loss, forcing a end zone. Fort Meade began at
both teams played hard. The caused fumble, an interception 37-yard punt to the Hardee 12. its 20 and made several short
Wildcats were so upset at the and two pass breakups. Postene A loss and penalty nullified a runs. Then Mayer intercepted
loss that I tried to put it in per- Louisjeune had 4.5 tackles and White 58-yard run and left the the Carlton pass and ran to mid-
spective for them. After the a pair of sacks. Jones had five 'Cats at their 38. A Jones run field. An illegal block penalty
game, I told them that it was a tackles. gained 13 yards, but an incom- moved Hardee back to its 32.
non-district game and they just Special Teams Player of the plete pass and a holding penalty Three plays later, a fumble
needed to pick up and go for- Game was junior punter Carson led to a 40-yard Davis punt. was recovered but, just as
ward," said Price. 'D\avis, with five punts for a Fort Meade started at its 25 quickly, Fort Meade punted and
The 'Cats could still end the 37.5-yard average. Junior Tony and went backward, punting to Donaldson called for the fair
regular season 8-2, starting-with Valdez picked up Scout Team the 50-yard stripe.. A roughing catch at the Hardee 14. After the
this week's game against Fort Player of the Game honors for the kicker penalty gave the ball initial first down, Youyoute
Myers Riverdale, which Hardee outstanding work in'practice, back to Fort Meade, which took fumbled the ball and Fort
defeated on the road 34-6 last Hardee began Friday's game advantage. A 44-yard pass to Meade recovered it at the
year. Then, Riverdale got only on a positive note. Fort Meade Anthony Russell and the Wildcat 18. The Miners had to
two field goals, junior kicker won the toss, and the Miners Miners were knocking on the settle for a 27-yard field goal,
John Koeppel nailing both of deferred to the second half.' Hardee door. Tamorris Grace making it a 22-7 game.
them. Senior kicker Freddy Cortez went off right tackle for the As the third period wound
He's back and has led his booted the ball into the end score. The Cortez kick went down, Hardee punted the ball to
Class 3A-District 13 Raiders, zone and Hardee began at its wide, and Hardee clung to a 7-6 the Miner 39. A penalty nulli-
taking, a 17-15 win over Fort 20. A Miner offsides penalty
Myers Cypress Lake in the gained five yards and Youyoute
opener and winning 28-20 over went 19 yards on the keeper.
Cape Coral Baker last week. With a personal foul penalty,
Hardee has its own crew of Hardee got the ball at the Miner HARDEE FT. MEADE
stars. Soph running back Jake 41.
Mayer won the nod as the It took five more plays and a Passingompletions, 2-9-0 5-15-1
offensive Player of the Game, Miner penalty for Hardee to Attempts & Interceptions
with eight carries for 47 yards, score. White picked up II Passing Yards 20 103


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fied a long Grace run. After the Hardee 49.
another penalty, a Carlton fum- For the rest of the game it
-ble, recovered by Retana gave -was an exchange of fumbles
the ball to the 'Cats at their 34.' and penalties. Hardee finally
Four plays later, Hardee punt- took a knee to end the game.-
ed. Fort Meade. fumbled on its
first play. Hardee recovered, but Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
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Three Children Regan, Meredith & Stuart
Two Grandsons Zackary & Zander
Member First United Methodist Church Bowling Green
Member Wauchula Lion's Club (34 yrs.)
Former Bowling Green City Manager
Past President of Bowling Green Youth Baseball (18 yrs.)
Bowling Green City Commissioner 7 3yr. terms
Florida Hospital Board of Directors 1984-87.
Citrus Grower for 25 years


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2B The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008


JV 'Cats Master Miners 41-0


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It was a great way to open
the first home game of the sea-
son,"
Head Coach Rod Smith was
ecstatic over the Hardee Junior
Wildcats' 41-0 win at home
over the Fort Meade Miners. It
was Hardee's second and Fort
Meade's first game of the sea-
son.
"After the win over Avon
Park, we were leery that they
might have a letdown. We
wanted to keep them humble
and hungry," said Smith.
That strategy worked as
Hardee was able to empty the
bench in the shutout romp on
Thursday night. "A lot of peo-


pie stepped up. On our first
offensive play we were ending..
up on fourth down. We decided
to go for it and got the first
down. All three backs, Colby
Baker, Quentin Carlton and
Andrew Hooks ran hard," con-
tinued Smith.
"The defense really improved
from the first game and kept
Fort Meade from scoring. The
first string offensive line was
good and, when the second O
line came on in the fourth quar-
ter, they continued to open
holes," concluded Smith.
Hardee goes tonight (Thurs-
day) to Braden River for the
usual 7 p.m. start, then has an
Open week before going to visit
the Miners on Oct. 2.


Hardee had first possession
of the football and took 11 plays
to score. Hooks returned the
kickoff to the Hardee 29 and
finished the series with the TD
run. Jimmy Vallejo's kick split
the uprights to make it a 7-0
game.
After the Miners went three-
and-out, Hardee started "at its
35-yard line. Reggie Snell took
a Tre' Anderson pass 41 yards
to the Miner 24. Baker ran
around right end for the 24-yard
score. Hardee went for the two-
point conversion after a fum-
bled snap, as Snell spurted
around right end for the score to
make it 15-0 late in the first
period.
Fort Meade was stopped at its


own 47 on its next series.
Hooks went up the middle for
the 47-yard TD. A PAT pass was
incomplete. It was 21-0.
The Miners punted and
Hardee took over on its 43-yard
line. The teams exchanged a pair
of penalties before Hardee set-
tled on a serious move upfield.
Anderson completed a 3.7-yard
pass to Hooks. Carlton and
Hooks ran downfield, with
Anderson sneaking through the
line for the final two yards. The
Vallejo kick was good. It was
28-0.
Fort Meade got to the Hardee
9 before it was stopped on the
next effort. For 'Hardee, Baker
gained 13 yards. A'pass to
Dalton Rabon gained six yards,
but Hardee was forced to punt.
The Miners got to the Wildcat
28 and attempted a field goal,


which was unsuccessful.
Hardee took over on its 20-
yard line. Baker made four
yards, then broke loose for a 76-
yard zig-zag run which crossed
the goal line with left than a
minute in the half. Vallejo made
it a 35-0 halftime score.
Fort Meade had first posses-
sion of the second half and be-
gan well, moving along to the
Hardee 36 before a penalty and
a fumble recovered by Lincoln
Saunders turned the ball over to
Hardee at its 34.
The Wildcats started a seven-
play drive which continued into
the fourth quarter and ended
with Carlton going the final six
yards to score. The PAT kick
was wide, but Hardee had a 41-
0 lead.
Hardee cleared the bench and
got everyone in the game. The


reserves continued the defen-
sive and offensive efforts,
almost scoring but a fumble in
the end zone was recovered by
Fort Meade, which ran out the
game.
"The first offensive line of
Kyle Ward, Dawson Crawford, .
Austin Prestridge, Wintz Terrell
and Thomas Flores opened-
timely holes for the backs'many
times during the night.
"Constant pressure was ap-,
plied to the Miners-all night by|'
the following who recorded
tackles: Andrew Hunt, Chaser'
Revell, Quentin Carlton, Jimmy;'
Vallejo, Lincoln Saunders,i;
Michael Forrester, Tony More-'
no, Reggie Snell, Justin Knight,L
Ryan Blair and Brandon Farr-r
abee," reported Smith. i
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-.
tributed to this report.









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From The Heart
By David Kelly



ARE YOU ONE OF MY READERS?
Wow, I must be the most inconsistent consistent writer this
paper has ever had. I've been writing this column formerly
known as "Look On the Bright Side," but recently column sizes
changed and they had to make the name of my column shorter,
which I still don't understand why they couldn't just make Look
On the Bright Side three lines long, I mean, for crying out loud my
dad does own the stinking paper anyway, completing this run-
on sentence, I have been writing this column now for over 20 years.
Sometimes I have good years, and sometimes I have nearly non-
existent years and everywhere in between.
I've tried to force myself to write 52 columns before, but it just
never seems to work out. For whatever reason, I just find myself
involved in too much other stuff to write.
At first it was sports in high school and hunting and fishing.
Then when I went to college, it was more sports and distance. But
then came the days of everyone has Internet and e-mail yes,
even The Herald-Advocate has e-mail and that made it a little
easier to send in articles for a while.
Then I met the best, most wonderful, lovely person I've ever
or will ever meet, my wife. To steal a line from Joe Biden, the
Democratic nominee for vice president, she is the only person who
takes my breath away and leaves me speechless. So many missed
columns are her fault, because she is so beautiful and smart I just
love to sit and listen to her all day.
After five years of marriage we had our first child, Katherine,
and 11 months later our second, J.T. The last six or seven years of
inconsistency can land on their little shoulders. I love these two
people more than they will ever know. And so, whenever I get a
call that Daddy is needed here or there or could Daddy do this or
that, writing this article gets the backseat pass pretty fast.
So now we are at a new stage in our lives. My little boy is in
kindergarten. It took all my strength not to just cry all over my key-
board. And my little princess is in first grade, going into college,
majoring in animal husbandry and ready to open her veterinary
office, large animals, of course, with horses and cows.
That means no going home for lunch and seeing my babies. Of
course I can go eat lunch with them at school every day if I want,
if I want to face the eye roll and the deep sigh of. "Dad!" just like
I got on the first day of school when Katherine said, "Dad, isn't that
enough pictures, ughhhh?!" And when J.T., without even looking
up from playing at one of his stations, announced to the whole
room, "OK, Dad, see ya later!"
And the kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Richards, (she was
Katherine's teacher last year) said, "Well, Dad, guess you got asked
to leave."
I forgot to mention that my wife is happily back to what she
calls her second job, teaching math at one of the area high schools.
So Daddy is left to go to work and wonder, how is everyone going
to make it through the day without me?
This is truly a different phase of life. Everyone talks about
being empty nesters and how different that feels, something my
pastor is experiencing with his youngest daughter already off to
Covenant College.
I see the definite need for more communication, because there
is less time to do it. More encouragement because everyone is
working hard at school all day.
So does that mean I'll have more time to write? I doubt it. If
history is any indication of the future, I seriously doubt it. I'd love
to say I'll try or whatever, but I really don't like liars.


So for all those faithful readers my dad tells me I have, thanks.
.Thanks, for always reading even if it is months in between
columns. Thanks for helping me remain consistent, even when I'm
really incoih'istent.
Here is to another 20 years, r, ybe by then I can come up with
a new column name, because thi;* one will be too small, because the
paper will have changed back to wider columns again.
Till then, David.


PREGNANT TEEN
Q: I am a teenager and I am pregnant. People have said
very hurtful things to me, making me feel I can't receive for-
giveness for the mistake I've made. I have prayed and asked
God to forgive me, but how do I make my friends see that?
Signed, Teen Mom-To-Be
A: First of all, the only person you need to forgive you is God.
He is the only one you should worry about.
With Hardee County being ranked second highest in teen preg-
nancies in the whole state, I can tell you that you are not alone.
Many people sin every day but no one sees what they do. But when
a girl gets pregnant out of wedlock, there is evidence that they have
sinned.
Once you have asked God to forgive you, then you have to
believe you are forgiven. Jesus says in the Bible your sins are for-
given, go and sin no more.
It is very hard for some people to see the depth of God's love.
Remember, God loves us unconditionally. Our friends cannot love
to that extent because they are human. As long as you know that
God has forgiven you, then do not stress over what others think.
I know that is easier said than done. We all want support and
acceptance. You may have to give your friends time. Also, try and
remember that your friends may be very sad that they have lost
you. Lashing out in anger may be their way of dealing with that
loss.
Your main focus should not be on the mistake you made but
on the baby that is soon to come. Every child is a gift and not a mis-
take. People should never look at a child as a mistake or a sin.
Children are innocent and did not ask to come into the world.
You may need to find you different friends now. Ones that
share the same interests you now have. With a child on the way,
your whole life will change. You have taken on a huge responsibil-
ity. Life is no longer just about you, but it's about your baby.
Your old friends may not understand why you cannot do the
same things you used to. Maybe it will help to find another young
mother to hang with. You two can encourage one another without
feeling judged.
It is very important that you do not feel stressed and upset
while you're pregnant. This can affect your unborn baby. Try and
keep a positive, attitude and get the prenatal care you need. You
have been given a'beautiful gift. Embrace every moment and do
Snot let anyone steal the joy of motherhood from you.

Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
yahoo.com or PO. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873. You can also
'visit Penny Johnson's Web site at www.pennyjohnson.net or watch
her shows at www.myhwntv.com


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee boys golf team
added twin wins last week.
The boys defeated Port Char-
lotte and Avon Park in their
matches of therweek.
This week, they played in the
Crutchfield-Hawkins tourney in
Sebring, with 18 holes against
some of the best golfers from
around the state. Today (Thurs-
day) they will journey to Lake
Placid for a match.
Next week's matches are
Tuesday at DeSoto and Thurs-
day at Lake Wales against
Frostproof and Ridge Com-
munity. The month closes with
a Sept. 30 trip to Pinecrest to
play against Avon Park.
At Port Charlotte, Hardee
won 172-179. Senior Ben
Krause and soph Taylor Barlow
both shot 37 to lead the team
win. Junior Grayson Lambert
came in at 46 and Daniel Miller
at 52. In extra personnel, Tyler
Cobb had 58 and Dalton
Hewett, in his first high school
match, had 63.
Krause again led the Wildcats
around the Torrey Oaks course
in Thursday's match against
Avon Park. The 'Cats won 162-


176. Krause seems to be back to
form with four birdies, finish-.
ing at 35. Barlow and Jake
Crews added a 41 and 42 re-
spectively. Daniel Miller shot
44 for his best match of the sea-
son. Justin Bromley had 40 and
Matt Godwin had a 56 in his.
first match.
Hardee girls had only one
match last week, playing
DeSoto at the Bluffs, the home
course for the Bulldogs. DeSoto
won 232-253.
Hardee soph Kara Norris and
DeSoto's Amber Storwahl went
neck and neck, with Storwahl
Coming home in 54 strokes and
Norris at 55. TheDeSoto four-
some went 54-58-60-63, while
Hardee sophs Emily Williams
and Lauren Moore were at 61
and 65 respectively. Freshman
Emma Marshall, in her first out-
ing, shot 72.
The girls wer in a quad-match
at Lake Placid on Monday, with
DeSoto and Avon Park joining
in.
Next Monday the girls host
the same trio, Lake Placid,
Avon Park and DeSoto. On
Tuesday they play Frostproof at
the Lake Wales Country Club.


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4B The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008



'Fishin' For Donors' Reels In 160 People


By SANDY SCOTT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
At about 10:30 on Monday
morning of last week, vehicles
carrying 18 BloodNet employ-
ees drove up to the front doors
of the Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center and rolled in vari-
ous equipment, portable beds
and tubs of supplies for what
would soon be a.countywide
effort to find a bone-marrow
donor for Mary Nicholson.
These workers moved
methodically, and within 30
minutes the once-vacant floor
resembled a miniature medical
center with beds and supply and
registration tables, all readied
for the huge outpouring of
Hardee County citizens to help
Nicholson in her quest.
BloodNet has provided this
type of remote facility for
blood/bone marrow drives pre-
viously but, according to staff
on hand,' this was one of their
larger ones.
At 11, Nicholson's co-work-
ers and friends began to arrive,
using their breaks and lunch
times from work to do their part
to help her. For some, this
would be the first time they had
ever donated blood, for others it
was one of many times.
As soon as a participant came
in, he was directed to the long
table of "thank-you" items,
consisting of caps and other
treats, donated by Hardee
County businesses. He was
then pointed in the direction of
BloodNet's registration table.
Then it was on to the area
with thel5 portable beds, where
the qualified staff was constant-
ly monitoring the progress of
donors, making sure the blood-
giving experience was a pleas-
ant one and making sure that no
complications arose with any
individual.
BloodNet staffers expected
75-150 donors and were pre-
pared to handle. 12 every half-
hour, with the retrieval of one
pint of blood averaging 5-7
minutes.
A bone-marrow testing area
was set up in yet another sec-
tion of the Agri-Civic Center.
Things that would disqualify
potential donors were age 69
and over, those with hip or back
problems, and certain weight
,and height must be maintained.
The simple test consisted of
swabbing the inside of the


Mary Nicholson, overwhelmed by the outpouring of
friends, stands with her boss, Danny Weeks, director of
building and grounds.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Park Winter, utilities director, spending his lunch time for a worthwhile project.


County Courthouse Security Officer Becky Painter-Yates
gives the "Gift of Life."


mouth. The swab was then
quickly placed in a pouch with
identifying markings from the
donor. Results of potential
matches for Nicholson could be
as soon as two to three weeks.
During the better part of the
day-long "Fishin' for Donors
for Mary" event, there was not
much lax time BloodNet rep-
resentatives were marking and
preparing blood packets to


Mike Mercer and Justin Mabe of the county Parks &
Recreation Department, are among the first to arrive and
sign the register.


deposit in the coolers that had
been wheeled in at the begin-
ning of the day. Committee
members of the planned event
could be seen talking with
donors, assisting them in any
way and inviting them to the
refreshment table where
muffins, cookies, a cake and-
drinks, all provided by Florida
Hospital, was set up for their
enjoyment.
Along another wall, long
tables held 75 gifts provided by
Hardee County merchants that
would be given at the end of the
day to the donors who deposit-
ed their ticket stub during the
registration process.
A slideshow ran continuously
throughout the day, highlight-
ing Nicholson's life in pictures,
especially her love of fishing.
Finally, at, 7 p.m., the same
BloodNet employees who had
set up this mini-blood bank
facility about eight hours earlier
began to break down all of the
equipment and roll it out, to
their vans.
The day had been successful,
with 160 individuals coming
out to help Nicholson.
There was such an outpour-
ing of donors for the marrow
drive that the necessary forms
for this particular process ran
out late in the day. However,
another time will be set up dur-
ing regular Bloodmobile visits
to Hardee County later in the
month for this procedure.
And, perhaps one of the
many Hardee County residents
who came out to help
Nicholson will be the one
whose bone marrow will be the
match that she so desperately
needs.


Commissioner Gordon
Norris gives moral support
Pete Zelyk, county probation officer, adds his name to to Dee Johns, custodian
the long list of dedicated Hardee County employees. as she donates blood.


Shelly Massey, Community
Jane Long, human resources director, tells Joe Development Department,
Ruschiwal, Buildings & Grounds employee, that it's a elevates her arm as request-
"piebe:bfeake." ed after donating blood.



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Monday September 29 6 PM

507 Civic Center Drive Wauchula

University of Florida IFAS, Range Cattle Research & Education Center
(RCREC), Ona, FL

The RCREC (Hardee County) is seeking approval from the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection for a revision of their current land use and
management plan to include specific changes relative to the management of the
native range located on the property. Current research efforts of the RCREC seek
to optimize the quality of wildlife habitat and numbers of upland game species
contained within productive beef grazing systems. The need to harvest prescribed
numbers of upland game species within research protocols is required. To
accomplish this goal a contract hunting arrangement is being sought. This
contract will be. available to the Florida public and will be awarded based on
offered price and ability to participate in data collection and prescribed game
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Receiving plaques at the community park celebration were Pat Lunsford, Mark
Lunsford's mother; Theo Jones, Theron Jones' son; and Betty Snelling, Theron Jones'
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Volleyball
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcat varsity
volleyball girls kept improving
and pulled off a straight-set vic-
tory on Thursday night.
The girls, both varsity and JV,
won in straight sets over the
Booker Lady Tornadoes.
This week the girls went to
Palmetto on Tuesday and are
home tonight (Thursday) for a
visit from Sebring. Then, the
varsity girls will participate in a
weekend tournament at Bartow.
The month ends with a Sept. 25
visit from Fort Meade and a
varsity-only trip to Braden
River on Sept. 30.
Monday
At Lake Placid last Monday,
Sept. 8, the varsity girls were in
the stands when they suddenly
found out that the home team
wanted to play the varsity
match-up first. They hurriedly
dressed and warmed up, but
were surprised by the Lady
Dragons in straight-set losses,
10-25, 16-25, 15-25.
Lady Dragon Elizabeth Bar-
ragan led her team wit '11 ser-
vice points, including the final
five. Senior Krystin Robertson
had three for Hardee. In game
two, Hardee junior Chelsey
Steedley with five points and
soph Eryn Mahoney with three,
were unable to overcome the
Lake Placid serving of Kanei-
sha Hamilton, Julie Shrewsbury
and Sierrra Weaver.
In game 3, soph Vanessa
Garza was tops for Hardee with
five service points while Olivia
Godinez had eight for Lake
Placid .
The JV Lady 'Cats, in their
first outing as a team, had wait-
ed through the varsity games,
which increased their anxiety.
By the time they played, they
weren't ready for the serving of
*Brittany Collison, who ran off
20 service points in a 25-4
Lake Placid win.
Coach Jonathan Leupold
regrouped his charges for game
two. They responded with a 26-
24 win, behind the serving of
soph Lacresha Carlton with
seven points.
Gaining momentum, Hardee
outlasted Lake Placid in game
three, winning 19-17. Freshmen
Summer Palmer and Maria
Anselmo led the scoring.
Tuesday
There was no time for prac-
tice as there were matches on
Tuesday at Avon Park.
The varsity Lady 'Cats got
off to a good start, winning 25-
21 and 26-24, before Lady
Momentum swung to the home
team, which won the best of
five games, 25-13, 25-18 and
15-11.
In game 1, Robertson had
eight service points, Mahoney
seven and soph Yesenia Vargas


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six. Melissa Tullo, Danielle
Tomlinson and Daija Barnett
led Avon Park with five points
apiece.
For game two, Hardee con-
tinued well with junior Marissa
Shivers, Vargas and soph Lacey
Garza getting their serves in.
They also served well in the
game three loss.
Hardee battled better in
games three and four, but just
could not get momentum back.
The JV girls followed their
pattern of losing the opener and
clawing back for the best two of
three. Avon Park won the first
game 25-21, but Hardee
stormed back to win 26-24 and
15-13.
In game one, it was Palmer
and Deserea Newcomb with
five service points apiece and
Dashai Blandin with two more.
In game two, it was Angelica
Flores, Kaila White, Hannah
Jacobs and Sarah Byers serving
well. For game three, Lacresha
Carlton had five points and
Newcomb had three, including
the game and match victory
point.
Thursday
Everything finally came
together for Hardee Thursday
night at home against district
rival Sarasota Booker. Hardee
servers were on, digs were
there, passes were crisp and
kills were devastating.
After the teams traded points
in game one, Mahoney reeled
off a pair of aces and two other
serves to put Hardee up 5-1.
Garza continued it was a couple
of points. Hardee led 8-2.
Booker narrowed that to 8-4,
before Shivers got a couple of
points. Robertson's jump serve
was unstoppable, and Hardee
quickly led 16-6. Kiennan
Campbell shortened it to 16-7,
but Hardee was dominating.
When Mahoney and Garza
serves came around, it
increased to a 23-13 win, and it
was just a matter of moments
before Hardee won 25-15.
In game two, Booker had first
serve, and again the teams trad-
ed points. Mahoney and Garza
got their serves in to make it 7-
3.
Hardee kept the pressure on
defensively and offensively and
widened its lead to 20-11.
Sequoia Latortue kept the Lady
Tornadoes in the game, but
Hard& went on to w in 25-17.
Game three was a repeat.
Vargas started Hardee off with a
pair of aces. There were ties at
2-2 and 3-3 before Garza got a
free hand and made it 7-3.
Although Booker fought back,
Steedley broke the game open
from 12-8 to 16-8. Chloe
Brown got three service points
for the Lady Tornadoes, before
Vargas and Mahoney closed it
out.
Mahoney was the serving


leader for the night, collecting
20 service points, while Garza
chipped in with 17.
"We are improving in every
facet of the game, serves, pass-
es, sets and kills. Yesenia has a
top spin serve, Marissa a flat
one, Lacy and Eryn placing the
serve and Chelsey and Krystin
with jump serves," said Head
Coach Ken Leupold.
"It's been a long week. The
girls have worked hard. They
are not just getting the ball over,
but putting power behind hits.
Eryn, Marissa, Kember (Town-
send), Krystin and Ali (Holle)
are all using different angles for
their kills and other returns. Our
passing is so much better. The
back row is coming in for the
first return, passing to a setter
and on to a hitter for the kill,"
the coach said.
Wi,th only three seniors, he
has had to blend in juniors and
sophomores and is beginning to
see the fruit of that task. "We
are getting that chemistry and
getting more and more compet-
itive," Leupold said, relieved to
finally get that first straight-set
victory.
The girls went last weekend
to Lakeland, seeing a game
between Southeaster and
Webber, then Florida Southern;
then Tampa.
Meanwhile, the JV girls won
the best of three in straight sets
against Booker. In game one, it
was Palmer with a dozen ser-
vice points and White with five
more.
Booker stayed with Hardee
until it was a 7-7 game two. The
junior Lady Tornadoes took a
brief lead, but Hardee stayed
calm and knotted it at 15-15
behind Palmer serving. She
reeled off nine points, finally
stopped when it was a 22-15
game. With that momentum, the
JV 'Cats closed out the game
25-19.
"It's been quite a week.
Against Lake Placid, our first
game together was a disaster,
but they came back to win. On
Tuesday night at Avon Park,
they had early jitters but came
back to win," said JV coach
Jonathan Leupold.
"Tonight they began talking
to each other more. We got our
serves in and everyone is pick-
ing up her game. Yesterday in
practice every girl got at least
13 of 15 serves in.
"I'm happy with them. It has,'
been worth the work to see
what they have accomplished.
The setters are Meghan Graham
and Summer Palmer. We had
quite a few kills against Avon
Park, from hitters, Lacresha
Carlton, Sarah Byers, Sabrina
Hernandez and Maria Anselmo.
Alejandra (Rodriguez) is doing
a good job as libero (defensive
floater). We got everyone in and
everyone contributed," con-
cluded Leupold.


OLD OAK TREE


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
This old oak tree just north of First United Methodist Church was taken down Monday
in Bowling Green by Faulkner Tree Service. The church had the tree removed as a hur-
ricane precaution. Hurricane Charley in August 2004 blew down an old oak on the
south side of the church. A new live oak tree was planted in its place a few months
later.

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Bowling Green has been vandalized with graffiti again. The building is owned by
Progess Energy and has been painted over several times. In addition, "SUR 13" was
recently sprayed on the north side of County Line Road bridge east of Bowling Green.
The bridge had been repainted several weeks ago.
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HJHS F(
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
IThe 2008 version of the
Hardee Junior High Wildcats
take the field on Tuesday.
The junior 'C-ts will travel to
Avon Park to open the season
All games are at 5:30 p.m. The
first home game is Sept. 30
when Sebring comes to call.
As always, Hardee has six
Heartland Conference games
three home and' three away
;Because there are only five con
ference opponents, each team
plays one of the others twice
This year, for Hardee, the
Wildcats and Red Devils, mee
twice. Hardee begins and ends
its season against Avon Park.
Hardee has a unique coaching
staff this year. No one wanted to
step into the shoes of 2007
Head Coach Gregg White, who
died in an accident this summer
Former assistant Mark Carltor
agreed to accept the Acting
Head Coach position, retaining
the spirit of his former boss.
Another 2007 assistant coact
Chris Polly is back, along with


)otball At Avon Park Tuesday
- newcomers Jason Clark, Stuart -Davidson, Sid Crews, Aminrreno, Eric Klein, Luke Winter,
Durastanti and West Palmer. Lazrak, Dillard Albritton, Heri-' Kevin Borjas, Refugio Moreno,
S Carlton will have a blend of berto Martinez and Miguel Tyler Johnson, James Greene,
S experience and new faces in his Garcia. James Minton, David Gibson,
lineup. Add to that seventh graders 'Jeremy Blalock, Jerry Browdy,
S Seventh graders Kris Johnson Dallas Juarez, Dalton Reas,i Tristen Lanier and C.K.
. and Luke Palmer will alternate Caleb Purser, Timothy Steedley, Douglas.
S at quarterback. Morgan Garcia, Zachary Batt- The managers are Wilson1
S Eighth grader Aaron Barker les. Codv Dyal. Michael Mo- Bembry and Griffin Clark.
and seventh grader KalepI
orown will be running backsi HJHS Football
and eighth grader Josh Fowler JHS Fo
will be wide receiver.
The offensive line will see 10 Palmer, Luke QB/LB 7
Sthe return of 2007 starters, now 13 Juarez, Dallas QB/LB 7
eighth graders, William Beattie, 15 Johnson, Kris QB/LB 7
e Jesus Zuniga and LeDarius 19 Reas, Dalton WR/DB 7
t Camel. Joining them are less 20 Purser, Caleb WR/DB 7
s experienced eighth graders 21 Steedley, Timothy RB/LB 7
Hunter Collins and Rufino 21 Steedley, Timothy RB/LB 7
S Gabriel. 23 Barker, Aaron RB/LB 8
S Anchoring the defense will' 24 Garca, Morgan RB/LB 7
S be eighth grade linebacker' 25 Battles, Zachary WR/LB 7
SVince Grimsley and seventh 30 Alvarez, Octavio RB/LB 8
grade safety Garrett Albritton. 32 Aubry, Campbell WR/DB 8
n Other eighth graders seeing 33 Maldonado, Anthony RB/LB 8
g action are Octavio Alvarez, 34 Dyal, Cody RB/LB 7
g Campbell Aubry, Anthony Mal- 40 Moreno, Michael WR/DB 7
donado, Will Bennett, Paul 41 Bennett, Will WR/DB 8
h' Gough, Cole Choate, Chase 42 Klein, Eric WR/DB 7
h Pappa, Derick Sambrano. Jason 43 nunh Paul RR/IL a


Grlmsley, Vince
Brown, Kalep
Choate, Cole
Beattie, William
Pappa, Chase
Sambrano, Derick
Winter, Luke
Borjas, Kevin
Moreno, Refugio
Davidson, Jason
Crews, Sid
Camel, Ledarlus
Lazrak, Amin
Johnson, Tyler
Greene, James
Minton, James
Gibson, David
Albritton, Dillard
Blalock, Jeremy
Martinez, Heriberto
Gabriel, Rufino
Collins, Hunter
Zuniga, Jesus
Browdy, Jerry
Lanier, Tristen
Albritton, Garrett
Fowler, Joshua
Garcia, Miguel
Douglas, CK


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Jason Clark, Stuart Durastant,
West Palmer and Chris Polly


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Wildcat Duo

Lead College


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of recent Wildcat grads
are making their college proud.
Jayquan Gandy and Wade
Mahoney, 2007 Wildcats who
graduated in May, are now
working just as hard for the
Fund-Du-Lac Thunder.
They are part of the Thunder-
Storm Warning, led by former
Wildcat and National Junior
College Player of the Year Tony
.DeLeon.
Head coach and P.E. instruc-
tor, DeLeon reports on the
Fund-Du-Lac Community Coll-
ege in Cloquet, Minn., about
two hours north of Minneapo-
lis-St. Paul.
Gandy has scored a touch-
down in each of the two games
for his school. Last week, at
Minnesota West, the Thunder


marched 40 yards in five plays.
after an interception by the
defense. Gandy culminated the'
series with, a 17-yard TD run.
Meanwhile, cornerback Wade
Mahoney had an interception
and four solo tackles in his first
college game, and added two
more interceptions in last
week's game.
The Thunder hasn't won its
games yet, but DeLeon com-
ments, "We need to have more
consistent play from our
offense unit and, as the coach, I
need to be accountable for the
lack of execution.
"The team's attitude is still
positive, but we are all competi-
tors and losing is not accepted .
or expected. It's kept in per-
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The Town of Zolfo Springs Election Qualifying Period for the purpose of electing three (3) Commission Members
will open September 22, 2008 at 8:00 AM and run through September 26, 2008 at 4:00 PM for General Election
on Monday, October 27, 2008. Seats 1, 2 & 3 for two (2) year terms.
PROCLAMACION
La ciudad del period de calificacl6n de la elecci6n de los resorts de Zolfo con el fin de elegir a tres (3) miem-
bros de la Comisi6n abrirb el 22 de septlembre de 2008 en 8:00 y funcionara hasta el 26 de septiembre de 2008
en 4:00 PM. para la elecci6n general el lunes 27 de octubre de 2008. Asientos 1, 2 y 3 para dos (2) terminos del
ano.
George Neel, Mayor
Attest: June Albritton, Town Clerk

NOTICE
Registration Books will close Friday, September 26, 2008, at the Supervisor of Elections office at 5:00 PM for the
General Election for the Town of Zolfo Springs, Florida, to be held on Monday, October 27, 2008
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HJHS Wildcat Football

Sept. 23 Hardee at Avon Park
Sept. 30 Sebring at Hardee

Oct. 7 Hardee at Lake Placid
Oct. 14 Hardee at Hill-Gustat
Oct. 21 DeSoto at Hardee
Oct. 28 Avon Park at Hardee
SAll games at 5:30 p.m.


PROCLAMATION


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FRED KERSEY, the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tifidate 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.: 109 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 2: Begin at the NE corner of E 1/2
of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 5,
Township 33 South, Range 25 East, thence
South 0009'23" East along East line of said
tract 90.0 feet to RO.B., thence continue same
line 82.13 feet, thence South 89058'18" West
and parallel to North line of said tract 150.0
feet, thence North 009'23" West and parallel
to East line of said tract 82.13 feet, thence
North 8958'18" East and parallel to North line
ofisaid tract, 150.0 feet to point of beginning,
AND
Parcel No. 3: Begin at the NE corner of E 1/2
of'NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 5,
Twp. 33 S., Rg. 25 East, thence S. 0009'23" E.
along East line of said tract 172.13 feet to
POB, thence continue same line 82.12 ft.,
thence S. 89058'18" W. and parallel to North
line of said tract 150.0 ft., thence N. 0009'23"
W. and parallel to East line of said tract 82.12
ft., thence N. 89058'18" E. and parallel to North
line of said tract 150.0 feet to PO.B.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
334, PAGE 78.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
.56 AC COMM AT NE COR E/2 NW/4 SW/4
NE/4 S 90 FT TO POB S 164.25 FT W 150 FT N
164.25 FT E 150 FT TO POB 05 33S 25E
270P153 271P662-671 DC-271P 893 PRO
81/115334P78
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: SONJA E. GODFREY
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 22d day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 15h day of September, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Allcia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD021)XXX00(-,
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8B The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008


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you wanting to do nothing more than climb into bed.
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Road to health as quickly as possible.
Aum Pharmacy, owned by Vipul Patel, opened its doors to
Hardee County in August. It is an independent pharmacy and is not
affiliated with any franchise.


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PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Owner Vipul Patel stands with previous Pete's Pharmacy
employee Sue Lobato at the new Aum Pharmacy at the
Wauchula Plaza.
Patel, who has been a pharmacist for nine years, believes that
independent pharmacies usually have a more caring staff that is
concerned with their patients' well-being.
"It's different when you have an owner taking care of you,
rather than an employee. Independent pharmacists take care of
their customers. Once people get used to the independent pharma-
Scies, they don't like the chains at all," says Patel.
By choosing Aum Pharmacy, you can save up to 80 percent by
using generic drugs. All drugs are available and can be ordered if
not in stock. Aum also accepts all major insurances.
Patients can call in prescriptions or doctors can e-mail, call or
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Aum Pharmacy is located at 1032 S. Sixth Ave., Wauchula
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For Session On

Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning remains a
major health problem for chil-
dren, the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency notes.
In response to that hazard, the
Health Council of West Central
'Florida 'will be conducting a
"train-the-trainer" session for
people here who are interested
in educating the community on
lead-poisoning prevention.
The session will take place on
Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at
the Hardee County Health De-
partment in Wauchula, on U.S.
17 North at K.D. Revell Road.
Lead exposure can harm
young children and babies even
before they are born. Children's
brains and nervous systems are
more sensitive to the damaging.
effects of lead. Lead poisoning'
can even affect a child's ability
to learn.
Florida ranks eighth in the
nation for childhood lead poi-
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Anyone interested in chil-
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or environmental health is en-
couraged to participate. There is
no charge for this informational
session, but registration is
required.
Topics to be covered include
who is at risk for exposure as
well as the potential sources of
lead exposure and its health
effects. The session will cover
training techniques as well as
content, and will provide re-
sources for trainers to use in
conducting presentations.
For more information on the
session or to register, contact
Teresa Kelly at (727) 217-7070
or tkelly@healthcouncils.org.


'F' IS FOR FIRETRUCK!


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
made a surprise visit during
storytime at the Hardee
County Public Library last
Thursday. The letter "F" was
the theme of the stories for the
day, including "fish," "fire-
truck" and "firefighter." Hard-
ee's firefighters let the chil-
dren climb into the truck, and
one firefighter put on his gear
to show the kids. After the
excitement the children re-
turned to storytime and made:
"Sparky the Firedog." Here,
(middle photo) little Brin
Conerly checks out the cab of
the big fire engine and .(bot-
tom photo) Firefighter/Para-
medic James Simpson models
the extensive firefighting gear.


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Sept. 20 Volleyball Bartow Tourney Away TBA
Sept. 22 HJHS Softball Sebring HOME 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 Boys Golf DeSoto HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Golf Lake Wales Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Football Avon Park Away 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 Boys Golf Lake Wales Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Softball Avon Park HOME 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Fort Meade HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 Varsity Football Avon Park HOME 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 Girls Golf DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Softball Lake Placid Away 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 Boys Golf Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Football Sebring HOME 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Braden River Away 6/7:30 p.m.


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Swim Teams Start Swell


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This story originally had been
scheduled to. appear in last
week's edition:
Hardee relay teams captured
a trio of first-place finishes in
their first outing of the season,
the Blackman Relays held
Saturday in Sebring.
They had to compete against
swimmers from nine other
schools. Hardee boys placed
fourth with 318 points. Sebring
-won with 393, followed ~by
Lake Placid at 374; Lake Re-
gion 356; Hardee 318; Lake-
land George Jenkins 284; Wint-
er Haven All Saints' Academy
273; Frostproof 206; Lakeland
143; Okeechobee 131; and
Avon Park 104.
The Lady Wildcats placed
sixth overall. Jenkins won with


528, followed by Sebring with.
491: Lake Placid 312; All
Saints' 295; Lake Region 288;
'Hardee 240; Okeechobee 235;.
Lakelard 193; Avon Park 124;
and Frostproof 86.
Action continued on Tuesday,
with a trip to Port Charlotte.
There is another meet next
Tuesday at Frostproof and one
at home against Avon Park on
Sept. 18. The month closes with
a Sept. 25 visit from Frostproof.
At the Blackman relays, the
Hardee boys A team won both
the 200 freestyle and 100 free-
style.' Seniors Tyler Robertson
and Chris Reid paired with
sophs Kyle Bodeck and Dylan
Justice for both victories, get-
ting 40 points for each first-
place finish.
They completed the 200 free-
style in 1:45.84, which was 4.3


seconds faster than a Blue
Streak team. They won the 100
freestyle in 50.84, up 1.47 sec-
onds over George Jenkins.
The Hardee girls team of
seniors Katie Jernigan and
Kaitlin Justice,junior Stephanie
Driver and soph Kate Krause
won the 00 freestyle with a
time of 58.27 seconds, 2.05 sec-
onds faster than a Sebring
squad.
Other Hardee teams picked
up points,.in finishing third,
fourth, fifth and sixth in their
events. In many of the races,.
Hardee had A and B teams.
Other boys competing for
Hardee were seniors Dusty
Spears, Joe Porter, Sheldon
Hartman and Lee Cortez,
junior Jacob Willis, sophs Clay
McNabb, Hunter Henderson,
Brian Hagans, and freshmen
Vincent Hartman and Caleb
Boyette.
For the girls, other competi-
tors were seniors Katiana Pes-.
quera and Mindy Stevens;
juniors Heather Kouns and
Chelsea Goolsby; soph Kaitlyn
Kennedy; and freshmen Savan-
na Hagans, Rebeka Nix and
Jessica Hunt


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Rabies Cost Increases


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What is one of the most
expensive Health Department
fees?
Would it surprise you to find
out that it is for rabies treat-
ments?
Although tubal ligations and
Caesarian-section deliveries
are, for obvious reasons, the
most expensive costs, Hardee
County commissioners focused
on the rabies costs last week,
noting it is $155 each for the
necessary five injections.
Jim Griffin, Health Depart-
ment business manager, and Dr.
Stephen Gordon, medical direc-
tor, fielded questions as the
commission prepared to adopt
the fee schedule for the 2008-09
fiscal year which begins Oct. 1.
Griffin said they looked at
Medicare, Medicaid,,third-party
insturaince and ieighloring
counties to come up with fair
and reasonable fees which
.would compensate for the ser-
vices rendered and be afford-
able for residents.
Gordon explained that there
is a rabies vaccine shortage
across the nation. It is made in
the U.S. and England according
to more stringent sterilization
standards. They do not keep it
on hand, but obtain it when
needed.
Gordon said it is made now
from human cell tissue, rather
than the old method from
ducks. "It is more pure and has
less side effects," said Gordon,
who noted they have had to
immunize a person at least four
times this year when the animal
which had bitten them could not
be located. "There has never
been a case of rabies in humans


in the U.S. where the vaccine
was given," he explained.
On another matter, Commis-
sioner Gordon Norris asked
whether parenting classes in-
cluded education to help lower
the teen birth rate. Gordon said
it is to teach parents about the
need immunizations, and how
to safely care for their children,
and does include methods to
prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Erin Hess, Health Depart-
ment media representative
spoke in behalf of the Hardee
County Health Care Task Force,
encouraging application for a
$375,000 three-year Rural
Healthcare Services Outreach
grant to replace the Primary
Care Challenge grant which
ended June 30 and the Closing
the Gap diabetes wellness grant
which is expiring next June 30.
Commissioner Nick Timmer-
man, liaison to the Task Force,
said Primary Care has been
extremely successful in getting
the underinsured and uninsured
to chronic care rather than wait-
ing for a crisis to go to the
Emergency Room.
The new grant will be for
chronic medical care for dia-
betes, obesity, high blood pres-
sure and high cholesterol. It re-
quires a $2,000 match of in-
come care for each Task Force
member, which includes the
hospital, Pioneer Medical Cen-
ter, Central Florida Health Care
and the health department.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved a change order
for the $2.5 million Wauchula
Wastewater Plant extension,
adding a lab office/restroom/-
storage facility which the fund-


ing will allow. Value engineer-
ing had removed the facility,
until funding showed it would
be possible in this funding
cycle.
approved a resolution to
apply for another $200,000
Florida Recreational Develop-
ment Assistance Program grant
for Phase II of the Hardee
Recreation Complex off Doyle
Carlton Road at Hardee Park.
The first phase, recreational
soccer fields, is already under
way. A training grant of
$85,930 will pay for utility per-
sonnel training for the plant.
appointed Tina Marie
Gilbert-Schenck to the Hardee
Parks and Recreation Board to
complete the term of Wendell
Cotton, who has resigned.
Gilbert-Schenck works at the
Center For Great Apes east of
Wauchula, is an Ohio State
University graduate, author of
several articles and recipient of
numerous awards.
appointed high school
teacher David Valletutti to the
Hardee County Library Ad-
visory Board to replace Elinor
Batey, who has resigned.
approved International
Firefighters Union collective
bargaining agreement through
9/30/10.
approved application for
four Emergency Management/-
E-911 grant applications for a
total of $50,000 for training,
language interpreting, radio and
other needs.
appointed Commissioner
Bobby Ray Smith to the Can-
vassing Board for the General
Election as Commission Chair-
man Dale Johnson is up for re-
election and cannot serve on
that board.


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,BOWiN GREEN JWAUCHULA


PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA '. ELREMANENTE
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 IGLECIA CRISrTIANA
375-25 1 i52 Airport Rd.
Domingos Escuela DLom .....9:45 a.m.. Maites Oracion..................7:00 p.m.
Servicio de Adoraion:... ..11:00 a.m. Juevs Servicio.....................7:30 p.m.
Servicio de Predicaion ....:.5:00 p.i. Viernes Servicio .................7:30 p.m
BOWLING GREEN Mieibies Servic..........6:30 p.m. Doming iServicio...............10:30,a.m.
: . -: . : -. : ... 1 4 '.'* '' l r :
APOSTLICLiGHT REA I CHURCH EDTIME CROSSROAD.
APOSTOLIC LIGTHOUSE 365 douth US H 17 MINISTRY
UNITEDETACOSTL Morning Service .. am. S01 N. 9th& Georgia St.. 773-3470
CHURCH
310 Orage St Wednesday'StudylLea ing ..6:30 p.m: Su 'd Sio .............. 10:00 a.m.
375-3100 'O ge Sing.S vice ...............11 i30 a.m.
S37530 VICTORY PRAISE CENTER Evening Service.........7......:30 p.m.
Sunday Morning ..........10:00 a.m. 128 E Main SL Wed. Bible S & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening ....:.......:00 p.m.- Sunday School ....... 10:00 a m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting....:..:00 p.m. 11.00a.
Thursday Service ................ 7:30 p.. ring rshi ............... 00 a A ERIAN
SSunday Night Service.......... .7-00 p m. FAITH PRESBYTERIANI
CHESTER GROVE MB CHCHURCH Md-Week Bble Study, : .. 1 N.'th Ave. 773-210U
708W.G.apeSt.-....... . 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105-
708 W. Grape St.-375-3353 .. : Th urs.............7 p.m. y School .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...........9.. .:30 a.m. Sundy Worshi ...:.....:.....1 :00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........... 8:0...........8:0 .m. ONA 6Suiday.Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 3rd ........ Wednesday Supper ............6:15 p.m.
4:.r 00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Wed. Youth Fellowship......... 6:50 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m. 4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Wednesday Bible Study.......7:00 p.m.
CHRISTIN Il i Comm FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
FCHERISTIAN BIBL : .Sunday School ......:.;...:9: a m : OFGOD
H 17 So Morning Worship ........ : 701 N.7th Ave.773.3800
S.... E v e n in g W o rship 0 0 p. .. ..-
MorEening Worrship ...... . ......;..6:00p.m. Prse& Worship .....::. .1000 a nm.
yM urni or: pn '" .:.::.:..;..1 0 r:i( 3"m" ". Wednesday Prayer ............7-00 p E, i in i"g..r-ic-,,.;..,........:,:..6:00 p.m.
Youth Group Sunday ... .. Eving Service. .......6:00 p.m.
Wdnesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
. . .. . NEW ELIM ,, ,
CHURCH OF.GOD. INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311 Badger Loop Lane 773475 1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
375-3100 unday School .................. ..945 a Sunday school ........... 9:45a.m.
Sunday School ......10 00 a.m Worship Service ...............1 00a m. Morning Worship . 11 00am
Morning Worship ............l.. 1100 a.tm. Sunday Night Worship .........6-00 p m. Evening Worship .... .........6 00 p m
Evening Worship ............. 630 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.... ...7.00 p m. Family Night Supper ...... 5 OOp m.
Wednesday 7:30 pm. Mid-Week Prayer Mig....:.....6:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH M& M Kids's Klub.,.......;....6:00 p.m
CHURCH OF GOD 202 Sidney Robirts Road (M4. la Mis.xiOnt4yr ;grade 5).
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH Sunday School............. 10.00 a.m IMPACT,(Jr. High)................6:20 p.m
725 Palmetto St. Morning Worship ........ ..1.00a.m (routh Worship for gr.6-8)
375-3304 'o +.: Disciples Training................600pm. 323 (Sr. High) ............... 6:30 p.m
Sunday School ...............:....9:45 .m. Evening Worship ............ 6 00 p m. (Youth Worship for gr9-12).
Morning Worship ..................11: am ," .. .. .
Morning Worship :...:..... :00 a i.m. Wednesday Prayer .......... ....6:00 p m. APTIT UR
Tues. Night Bible Study ......730 p.m. MISION BAUTISTA
Evening Worship ...ONA BAPTIST CHURCH :;: 7 MISIN A
t Sunday ...........5:..... 00p.m. -. ; 131 Bear Lane -773.25.40. ... / E-cueM Domiical ....:.....:..9 45 a.m.7
COMMUNiTv-Y .ISTIAN Sunday School ......... ......1000 am Servicio de Adoracion .... I .00 a.m.
COMM NITYCH STIAN Morning Worship.......1. I.00a.m Predicacion ............11:30a.m.
ainFELOWSHIP, Cent Wednesday Prayer .. .....7 00 p m Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
Sunday AM Worshipl............ 1030 a.m. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Sunday Evening .....................6:00 p.m. 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622. -1121,W. Louisana St.- 773.9243
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m. Sunday School ........... 10.00 a.m. S -
,FAITH ASS :BL. Mrnming Worship .............1.00 a.m. Children's Programming
FAITH ASSEMBLYOF GOD Evening Worship ......... 6.00 p.m. (0-12h grade)... ..930-10 30a.m.
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 3754206 Wednesday AWANA for Kids Adult Bible Study.... ...9.30-10:30 a.m.
Sunday School ........... ..................9:45 a.m. m Worship Service ...... 1045 a.m.
Morning Worship .......;........ 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Time.........7.00 p.m. WEDNESDAY:
Disciples Train & Choirs .....5:30 p.m. Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m. IA PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class s
Wednesday Prayer ...;............7:00 p.m. .YWAV'L.A (Lil'K)Sonshine Singers
FIRSTBAPST" '. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY Jam Team...................:30-7:15 p.m.
Bowling Green '. Martin Luther King and Apostolic K-5th Kids World Groups
S. Hwy. 17. 375.2253 Rd. 7:15-8:00p.m.
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Schaol .2..;.5...: ;.p10:00 a.m. 6-12tlh Grad (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m. 1nglishg Serhvice.. .:.......:...11:30 a m. Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
i.D;,znl.hi;n Tn;n ." ... 6:. rm G.'neral Wnrshin Servi ......I:30 t n m.


slJlpes ipraini g.... ..... 0. p. .
Wednesday Supper :.......:....530 p.m. 53
Wednesday prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m .
Wednesday WOW Service .:0:0 p.m.

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ..............91:45 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.nm.

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

IMMANUEL BAPTISTCHURCH
210 E. Browaid St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ..................9:45 a.mn.,
Morning Worship .............:. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .......:.........7:00 pm.
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-2rd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ...............9:45 a.m..
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.mn
Evening Worship ...............7:0 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 Servicei...............7:30 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.celbcration.org ,
Sunday 10:00 a.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
TIE NAZARENE
^.,: ." 511 %W.Paln.elto St.
SudaySchool .....:.......10 00a m
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
SEvening Worship ..............:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...........,7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.


S..- : 773-6556
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP Sunday School ........9-30 a.m.
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel) Morning Service .................00 a.m.
773-0427 Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Celebration Service............. 10-30 a.m. blues Youll Ministry Meeting/
Wedne.\day Evening Cell Gmup. Bible Study ........ ...........6:00 p.m.
Adult Cell Group ............ 7:00 p.m. Wed; Prayer/Bible Study. ......7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ............ 7:00 p m.
Children's Cell Group :;..:....7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED
Cailfoir llcatiion METHODIST CHURCH
CHE : 207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
CHARLIE CREEK -: .- Sunday School .......... ........9:45 a m
BAPTIST CHURCH : Traditional Sunday Worship. 11.00 a.m
685 State Road 64 East 773-3447 Casual Sunday Worship......... 6.00 p m
S.:' Pastor- James Bld: .Tueday Bible Study.:........10:00 a.m.
SundaySchiool ...........-....9:45.L -Wednesday Activities -..... 6.00p.m..
,Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6.00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S.FRST ASSEMBLY


.Wednesday Worship............ 6:30 p.m

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St..
773-9678 .
Bible Study 1000 iri
Worship Service .................II 00 am.
Wednesday .7.00 p m
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
... 773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a m.
Sunday Bible Clags .............11 .3 a m.
Sunday Evening Worship..-..6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class .......7:00 p.m.
Men 's Leadership & Training Cla.\ -
2nd Sunday of Mnth ........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 JESUSiCHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. -773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a mi
Sunday Schiol .... .... :...::16 00 a.m.
Priiesthood :00am.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit SL 735.8681
Sunday School ..................10.00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ............. .6.00 p m.
Wednesday Night ...........7:30 p.m.,
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FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386,
,Sunday School :..........9:00 a m
SSunday Morning Worship....10:45 a m
Evening Worship ...............600 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service.........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ......7.00op:m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
.:; Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. -773-3753
Morning Service .................. 10-00 a m.
Evening Worship ..................600 p m
Wednesday Service........... ..7 00 p.m

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
S1242 W, Main St. -767-6500
SCoffee &' Donuts............:,9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .. .. ......... 9 30 a.m.
Worship.... .......... ... 10 30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner......6 00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads' &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmelto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
D isLruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles 7:00 p.m.

.IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
:SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAI'S WITNESSES
S .ENGLISH ,
;,:155 Al*n Road 1131
ISunday Moining.............0:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
.SPANISH
Sunday Evening .:;:... ,....4: p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.


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LIGHT OF THE WORLD
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Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
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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 .m.
NEW BEGINNINGURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ..... ... ..11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 Siate Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...............:.. 11:00 a.m.
Church Training ..................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ...............(....(st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning.Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor .....4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ...... .....:.......9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. -735-0321
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTIERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study Iet 15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 1............... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service. ...... ... .10-30 a.m.
Wednesday StudJiLearning 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. i7 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service..............10:00 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH'
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a.m.
-- (English) ..:......:........ 8:30 a.m.
.(Spanish) ................. 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205S. 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 ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ..............;.....7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................1...0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.


Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Church.... ............... 10:00 a.m
Youth Service ... ..... .6.00 p.m.
Evening Service ...................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfleld Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ....................7:30 p.m.
Thursday.Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church:........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer .................7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service ....................10:30 a.m
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...........7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.
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COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ....7:00 pm.
Wednesday Service. ......7:00 p m
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
.BAPTIST CHURCH
825,1 Crewsvile Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.n.
Morning Worship ....;............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
EveningWorship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
BibleStudy ...... ..1000am
Worship Serice ... .11.00am

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ,..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ................;:..10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION.WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship .........10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.1...........10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ...........7:00 p.m.

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

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


PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
PIoneer Park z
2nd Sunday ... ...:.............. I .m.
- Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m
5th Sunday 6:00 p.m.

REALITY.ANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of .
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School.........9..:...;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 ............... .... ... a.t.i
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.
SAN ALFONSO MISSION..
3027 Schoolhouse Lane- 7735889 ?
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones 10:00 ai.m
Doctrina 11:30 a.m..
SPANISH MISSION
.735.8025" '
Escuela Dominica ...... 10:00 a.m;
Servicio 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer.Club 6:30 p.m.3
Servicio de la Noche ...........7:00 p.m
Mierecoles Menenda ............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 SL 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.n
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.|



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abandoned adventures.
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and bought his silence. .
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been the symbol of silence.
That's why it has been carved
on ceilings where diplomats
gather. The conversations
under the rose are to be kept in
secrecy.
How wonderful would be.
our lives, if instead of carry-
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When fire breaks out i, a
forest and leaves an:ugly scar,
nature covers it with a mantle
of green.
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Christina Skitka
Senior 17 Years Old
Parents: Danny and Glori Skitka
Hobbles/Special Interests: Cheerleading, tumbling, tennis, shop-
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Future Plans: Attending the University of Florida and majoring in
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Hobbles/Special Interests: Cheering, reading, tumbling, fishing,
swimming, boating, turkey hunting, Gator football, sign language
and spending time with friends and family.
Future Plans: Attending the University of Florida, majoring in sign-
language interpreting, and majoring in journalism. I will eventually
return to Wauchula to raise a family, and hopeful get involved with
coaching high school cheerleaders!


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA 000116
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR OPTION MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-2
ASSETT BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2007-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANJO ENTERPRISES, INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
August 27, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 25-2008-CA 000116 of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2007-2 ASSETT BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2,
is the Plaintiff and FRANCO
ENTERPRISES, INC., A FLORIDA
CORPORATION JORGE SALPURI-
DO; TENANT #1 N/K/A ADAM
FENTON, and TENANT #2 N/K/A
SAMANTHA' FENTON are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00AM, on the 24 day of Sept,
2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgement:

LOT 2, RED FOX RUN,
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

A PORTION OF SECTION
21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SAID SECTION 21;
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 54 MINUTES 40
SECONDS EAST, ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID
SECTION 21, A DISTANCE
OF 1326.18 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES
09'46" EAST A DISTANCE
OF 30.00 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
MOYE ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54
MINUTES 40 SECONDS
EAST *ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
329.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54
MINUTES 40 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
329.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 46 SECONDS
EAST A DISTANCE OF
633.06 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 57
MINUTES 10 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF
329.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 46 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF
633.30 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

A/K/A 3025 MOYE ROAD,
BOWLING GREEN, FL
33834
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on 9-8-,2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding, should contact'
the individual or agency sending
the notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 301
Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Florida
33606, telephone (813) 251-4766,
not later than seven (7) days prior
to .the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
FloridaRelay Service.


IN THE CIRCUIT COU
TENTH JUDICIAL CI
AND FOR HARDEE
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2007-(
AVELO MORTGAGE, LI
Plaintiff,


SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendantss.

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered
April 28, 2008 and Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated Sept. 2, 2008, and entered
in Case No. 25-2007-CA000567, IN
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. AVELO MORTGAGE,
LLC, is Plaintiff and VERNON
GREENE A/K/A VERNON R.
GREENE; COLETTE GREENE;
LONG'S AIR CONDITIONING,
INC., are defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at The North Front Door of
the HARDEE County Courthouse,
at 417 W. Main Street, Wauchula,
FI 33873 at 11:00 a.m., on the 24
day of September, 2008; the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOTS 49, 50, 51, AND 52,
BLOCK I OF MOUNT ZION
SUBDIVISION BOWLING
GREEN, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BAR A-13, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IMPORTANT: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, if you are a person with a dis-
ability-who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled,at no cost to you, to provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court Administrator at 417
W. MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA FL
33873. Phone 863-773-4174 within
2 working days of your receipt of
this notice or pleading.
Dated this 2 day of Sept., 2008

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of said Court
By CONNIE COKER
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale. 9:11-18C
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 252008DR000034
IN RE, TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
GRANDPARENT ADOPTION OF

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

Minor Children. /

NOTICE OF HEARING
To: Jose & Aurelia Torres, 3222
E. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873;
Aurelia Torres, 5207 Mason Dixon
Ave, Bowling Green, FL 33834;
Ramon Martinez, 1119 W. Locke
St., Avon Park, FL 33825; and
Jose Oscar Martinez, address
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a hearing in this action on the
Petition to Terminate Parental
Rights Pending Grandparent
Adoption has been set as follows:

JUDGE: Honorable Marcus J.
Ezelle
PLACE: Hardee County Court-
house at Wauchula, FL
TIME: 3:00 p.m./30 minutes
have been reserved
DATE: Monday, November 24,
2008

The undersigned certifies that
a copy hereof has been furnished
to the above-named attorneys by
mail on 5th day of September,
2008.

*** This hearing was cleared with
Judge Ezelle's calendar on
September 5, 2008.

/S/ ROBIN H. STEVENSON
Robin H. Stevenson
Florida Bar No. 0977470.
Attorney for Grandparents
1165 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-9138
863-533-9476 fax


cc: Judge Ezelle

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
AMERICANS WITH DISABI
ACT, persons with disal


-1ac, needing a special accom
tion to participate in this pr
RT OF THE ing should contact the I
RCUIT, IN County Courthouse, 41
COUNTY, Orange St., Wauchula, F
33873, Phone (863) 773-417
CA000567 later than seven (7) days p
the proceeding. If h
LC.; impaired, (TDD) 1-800/955
or Voice (V)


VERNON GREENE A/K/A
VERNON R. GREENE; COLETTE
GREENE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF VERNON GREENE A/K/A
VERNON R. GREENE; COLETTE
GREENE; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS


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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, as everyone outside the state of Ohio pre-
dicted, "THE" Ohio State University Buckeyes came through with
their usual national stage embarrassment in a 35-3 loss to Southern
Cal. My 33-13 prediction was too generous to the boys from
Columbus.The Big 10 looks like Penn State and Wisconsin in
2008. Overall, does the Big 10 have three teams that would have
.500 records in the SEC? Maybe now, the national media and talk-
ing heads will focus on real college football like the SEC.
UF is ready for a trip to Knoxville to play the Tennessee Vols.
Considering the Vols lost to UCLA who lost 59-0 to BYU, this
game should be a rout. On the other hand, Maryland beats Dela-
ware 14-7, loses to Middle Tenn., then upsets ranked Cal. Go fig-
ure. The 85-scholarship limits has added some unpredictability to
the game. The Gators should be rested and ready for the trip.
FSU has a big game with Wake Forest this week. Jim Grobe's
bunch is always well coached. The Demon Deacons are looking for
another ACC Title in 2008. Wake has wins over Ole Miss and
Baylor so far in 2008. This test will focus on FSU's offensive'line.
We shall see how far Rick Trickett has brought them. FSU is
ranked this week for the first time in a long time.
USF's Jim Leavitt was happy just to get the win over Kansas
this week. That was two weeks in a row it came down to the wire
for the Bulls. Could this be the year USF makes it to a BCS Bowl?
UConn and West Virginia seem to be the biggest obstacles but the
Bulls are looking like the class of the Big East right now.
.Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weiss will have surgery on his
ACL. He was in the wrong place when one of his players hit him
making a play near the sidelines. The Irish did beat Michigan 35-
17. It is hard to believe the Wolverines are 1-2 and last in the Big
10 after hiring Rich Rodriguez, the greatest coaching legend to
ever set foot in Ann Arbor. Guess that $4 million buyout is paying
dividends for Michigan ?

Now for the fourth week of college football's Bill O' Fare...
1.) Troy at Ohio State More Trojans, from Alabama, tram-
pling over the Buckeyes? They can use the excuse Beanie Wells
didn't play. Gotta love it. Troy 27 Ohio State 20.
2.) Marshall at Southern Miss Herd and Eagles highlight a
week of CUSA games. Defense and running the ball is the tone of.
this game. Marshall has the defense to stop the run. Marshall 20
USM 17.
3.) West Virginia at Colorado Mountaineers will rebound
from the ECU debacle by running Noel Devine more and turning
Pat White loose on the Buffs. West Virginia 38 Colorado 23.
4.) Kansas State at Louisville Cardinals finally wake up
and play a solid game. U of L 34 KSU 21.
5.) Baylor at UConn Huskies make it a 3-way sweep for
the Big East over the Big 12. UConn 31 Baylor 24.
6.) Northeastern at Syracuse The Orange has one hope for
a win. Syracuse 31 Northeastern 21.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000037
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLAIRE PEREZ, et al,
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
September 03, 2008 and entered
in Case No. 25-2008-CA-000037 df
the Circuit Court of the TENTH
judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein U.S.
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and
CLAIRE PEREZ; THEE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLAIRE PEREZ
N/K/A JOSE BAEZ; SHIRLEY A.
LOVETT; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCORPORAT-
ED, AS NOMINEE FOR SELECT
PORTFOLIO SERVICING INC;
TENANT #1 N/K/A MIRIAM
ROMERO are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 24 day of Sept.,
2008, the following described
property set forth"in said Final
Judgment;
LOT 7 OF LAKE DALE
ACRES, A SUBDIVISION IN
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 41
A/K/A 487 CYPRESS
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL
33873

Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on Sept. 4, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

** See Americans with
Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier,601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service,
9:11-18c


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

Case No.: 252008DR000034
IN RE: TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING
GRANDPARENT ADOPTION OF

C.T., DOB: 12/02/1999
R.M., DOB: 06/14/2002
C.M., DOB: 1/04/200.3.
V.M., DOB': 1//20/2004

Minor Children.

NOTICE OF HEARING
To: Jose & Aurelia Torres, 3222
E. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873;
Aurelia Torres, 5207 Mason Dixon
Ave, Bowling Green, FL 33834;
Ramon Martinez, 1119 W. Locke
St., Avon Park, FL 33825; and
Jose Oscar Martinez, address
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a final hearing in this action
has been set as follows:
JUDGE: Honorable Marcus J.
Ezelle
PLACE: Hardee County Court-
house at Wauchula, FL
TIME: 10:00 a.m./90 minutes
have been reserved
DATE: Tuesday, December 29,
2008

The undersigned certifies that
a copy hereof has been furnished
to the above-named attorneys by
mail on 5th day of September,
2008.

*** This hearing was cleared with.
Judge Ezelle's calendar on
September 5, 2008.

/S/ ROBIN H. STEVENSON
Robin H. Stevenson
Florida Bar No. 0977470
Attorney for Grandparents
1165 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-9138
863-533-9476 fax


cc:


Judge Ezelle


IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Hardee
County Courthouse, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, Florida
33873, Phone (863) 773-4174, not
later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800/955-8771,
or Voice (V) 9:11-18


7.) East Carolina at N.C. State Pirates raid Raleigh for a
win. ECU 41 NCSU 14.
8.) LSU at Auburn AU beats Miss ST 3-2? LSU 27 Auburn
14.
9. Alabama at Arkansas Tide rolls over Hogs. Alabama 33
Arkansas 21.
10.) UCF at Boston College Knights cherry pickin' for an
easy win. UCF 24 BC 14.
11.) Miami at Texas A&M Aggies don't need to look past
this game. Texas A&M 27 Miami 20.
12.) Florida at Tennessee Gators have too many weapons.
UF 38 Tennessee 17.
13.) USF at FIU Bulls too much for this upstart. USF 41
FIU 16.
14.) Georgia at Arizona State Out on a limb but in the
desert upsets loom. ASU 31 Georgia 27.
15.) Wake Forest at FSU Deamon Deacons take the first
step to ACC Title Game. Wake 30 FSU 24.
16.) Tampa at Chicago Bucs in a squeaker on the road.
Tampa 24 Chicago 21.
17.) Miami at, New England Pennington doesn't have the
receivers to pull this off. New England 24 Miami 13.
18.) Jacksonville at Indianapolis Colts find ways to win.
Indy 23 Jags 20.
19.) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Eagles edge in-state rivals.
Philly 23 Pittsburgh 21.
20.) Dallas at Green Bay Cowboys explode but Pack coun-
ters. Dallas 34 Green Bay 31.


COURTESY PHOTO
Brian Yake, a member of Fort Green 4-H club, sells a bar-
becue ticket to Jackson Mosley of Paynes Creek State
Historic Park during the recent 4-H Open House. On
Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m., the annual 4-H
Foundation barbecue will be held at the Cowbelle's
Kitchen located on the fairgrounds. Support your local 4-
H youth program by contacting a 4-H member to get your
tickets before they are gone!


br
B Living Well
S" By Linda B. Adler
BL Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator



During a medical emergency it can be difficult to.think clear-
ly about what to do. You can better handle such situations and get
needed care when you think through the options ahead of time.
When accidents happen or when medical conditions suddenly
appear or change, there are several choices available. You can call
or see your health-care provider or go to a walk-in clinic. When an
emergency is life threatening, or will place your health in immedi-
ate danger, you can call 911 or go directly to a hospital emergency
room.
How do you know when a situation is a medical emergency?
An emergency is when a medical condition causes serious and
severe symptoms, and not getting medical care right away might
cause loss of life, lasting physical damage or serious injury to your
body. If you feel this is the case, you should seek immediate care.
If possible, you should first call your doctor. He can help you
decide if there is a medical emergency and what the best action is
for you to take.
If you cannot reach your doctor or feel there is not time, you
should call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room.
Some examples of serious life-threatening conditions requir-
ing emergency room care are:
Pain or pressure in the chest
Pain or pressure in upper stomach
Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
Loss of consciousness or fainting
Sudden numbness or weakness
Confusion, change in mental state
Sudden change in vision
Trouble speaking
Sudden severe headache, with no history of migraines
Serious injury to the body
Uncontrolled bleeding
Major broken bones
Seizures
Severe reaction to an insect bite/sting, medication or food
Suicidal thoughts
Minor illnesses or injuries may not require emergency-room
services. Some examples of these are sore throats, colds, bronchi-
tis, nasal congestion, minor earache, continuing cough, pink eye,
and urinary tract infections. For this type of medical care, call for
an appointment with your doctor or clinic.
It is important to treat your medical condition before it
becomes a crisis. Your doctor can work with you to learn about
your condition and what steps you need to take to be healthy.


NOTICE OF DISTRICT


EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLAN

The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a District Educational
Facilities Plan covering fiscal years 2008-09 through 2027-28. A public hear-
ing to make a decision on the District Educational Facilities Plan will be held
on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at 5:01 RM., in the School Board meet-
ing room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.

The District Educational Facilities Plan is available for review at the Hardee
County School Board administrative offices at 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wau-
chula, Florida. 9:18








September 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Sept. 14, Betty Stalvey Williams, 65, of 4476 Beechwood
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and
charged.with violation of the county ordinance.
Sept. 14, Roy Woodrow B: .., 42, of 13825 Glen Harwell
Road, Dover, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
Sept 14, Isidro Ramos, 32, of 250 Maxwell Drive, Wauchula,
was.arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with neglect of
child without great harm.
Sept 14, Julius Merchant, 21, of 309 Georgia St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and charged with battery.
Sept. 14, Brian Gary Sambrano, 20, of 607 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on charges of failure
to appear in court and violation of probation.
Sept. 14, criminal mischief on Tuskegee Street and thefts on
SR 62 and Myles Road, and at Fish Branch Road were reported.

Sept. 13, Amado Garcia, 18;,of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of contempt of
court.

SeptL.12, LorieAnn Shiver, 35, of 112 E. Broadway Ave., Fort
Meade, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Sept. 12, Sergio Barrios Ambriz, 24, of 3428 Second Ave.,
Bartow, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of viola-
tion ofprobation.
Sept. 12, Randal Lynn Hamilton, 22, of 2168 Silver Spur
Loop, Lake Wales, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a
charge of contempt of court violation of an injunction for pro-
tection.
Sept. 12, criminal mischief on Carlton Street, and thefts on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and on Rabbit Run were reported.

:Sept. 11, Lashonda Barbitt Baker, 33, of 838 Pleasant Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged
with contempt of court and battery. At the jail, Sgt. Danny Bryan
detained her on three counts withholding support of children.
Sept. 11, John Thomas Burdeshaw, 34, of 1972 Methodist
Church Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy
on a charge of violation of probation.
Sept. 11, Rogerilo Mendoza, 37, of 802 E. Redding.St.f Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with trafficking in amphetamine or methamphetamine,
possession of methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine, pos-
session of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug para-
phernalia.




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NOTICE

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

MEETING
The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board will meet on
Monday, October 06, 2008, and Tuesday, October 07,
2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and if needed, on Monday,
October 13, 2008, and Tuesday, October 14, 2008, begin-
ning at,8:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.
A list of all applicants for exemption who have had their
applications for exemption wholly or partially approved and
a list of all applicants for exemption who have had their
applications for exemption denied are available for public
inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at
the Property Appraiser's Office, 315 Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula, Florida.
The type of exemptions included in the above referenced.
list are as follows:
Homestead; "Senior" Homestead; Widows and Widowers;
Disability; Non-Profit Religious, Literary, Scientific arid
Charitable.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Manager's office at least forty-eight (48) prior to the
public hearing.


This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
196.194 and 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be
heard.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Value Adjustment Board, with respect to any matter con-
sidered at.such meeting or hearing, he will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
For, more.information, please call 863/773-9430.
Uex Albritton, Jr., County Manager 9:18c


Sept. 11, a vehicle stolen on Will Duke Road, and a theft on
Suwannee Street were reported.

Sept. 10, Patricia Leane Farrow, 19, of 150 Sims Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with loiter-
ing/prowling.
Sept. 10, thefts on Altman Road and North Nursery Road were
reported.

Sept. 9, Willie E. Boatwright, 62, of 401 W. Delaney Lane,
Avon Park, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
violation of probation.
Sept. 9, David Wayne Mann, 46, of 8 Quail Run Lane, Lake
Placid, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Sept. 9, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave-
nue, a vehicle stolen on SR 66, criminal mischief on Lake Branch
Road and thefts on Bluebird Lane, Sally Place and Hobb-Wilker-
son Road were reported.

Sept. 8, Gilberto Angel Valdiviez, 32, of 301 Georgia St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
fraud insufficient funds.
Sept. 8, Emerardo Bautista, 24, of 711 Seminole St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with bat-
tery.
Sept. 8, Toddrick Jermaine Williams, 24, of 2225 E. 131st St.,
Tampa, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Sept. 8, Angelo Ramirez Ybarra, 40, of 310 Georgia St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of battery. At
the jail, Dep. Earl Harrison detained him on a charge of violation
of probation.
Sept. 8, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 East, and a theft on Sally
Place were reported.

WAUCHULA
Sept. 12, Roger Swint, 44, of 1681. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged
with public intoxication.
Sept. 12, a residential burglary on-River Chase Circle and a
fight on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Sept. 11, a theft on Georgia Street was reported.

Sept. 10, atheft on East Main Street was reported.

Sept. 9, Joseph Thomas Martinez, 21, of 339 Kenyon Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested.by Sgt. Chris Leconte and charged with
robbery,.- residential home invasion with weapon, kidnapping an
adult for ransom or reward, retail larceny and robbery carjack-
ing with a firearm or weapon.
Sept. 9, a residential burglary on Pennsylvania Avenue was
reported.
Sept. 8, Basillio Alvarado, of 836 Allen Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Lt. David Stimson and charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon, .robbery residential home invasion with a
weapon, kidnapping an adult for ransom or reward, retail larceny
and robbery carjacking with a firearm or weapon.
Sept. 8, a vehicle stole on SR 64 East was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 13, Thomas Christopher Goodwin, 21, of 4804 Church
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Bowling Green Ofc. Daniel
Arnold and charged with battery and criminal mischief- damage
to property.
Courage is the.art of being the only one who knows
you're scared to death.
., .. --Harold Wilson
The taleIt for being happy Is appreciating and liking
what you have, instead of what you don't have.
-Woody Allen


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1999 Ford SW Id. 1FMZU32P4XUB41739
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151, The sale will be held on Friday
September 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula Fl. 33873. 9:11,18



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FRED KERSEY, ,the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and ;the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.:. 116 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Begin at the SE corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4,
and run West 155.5 yards to point of begin-
ning; thence North 70' yards, thence West 70
yards, thence South 70 yards, thence East 70
yards to Point of. Beginning, in Section 5,
Township 33 South, Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
183, PAGE 84.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in.which assessed: MILTON O. ANDREWS AND
AGNES ANDREWS


Letter To The Editor

There Is A Divide In

American Moral Society


Dear Editor:
The people who support the
unbelievable use of profanity
on TV, in music, in movies and
by parents and teachers versus
the people who are appalled at
young people and older people
who talk like they are gutter
trash everywhere they go and
have such a negative outlook on
life.
People who think teenaged
and younger humans are
responsible enough to have
recreational sex, commit abor-
tions without parent knowl-
edge, take birth control and
contract venereal diseases and
the same people who think that
the same younger humans are
not mature enough to choose
the age of their sexual partners.
People who believe that a
human is not able to control
their self until they're in their
twenties so should not be held
responsible and the people who
understand that if that's true
then they need to be protected,
controlled and trained to be
responsible.
People who understand that
"your rights end where mine
begin" versus the people who
believe they are the only one
with rights or that their rights
are greater than yours.
The endeavors of life are
peace and joy; this world looks
for happiness: the root word in
happiness in Greek is luck. No
luck, no happiness: got God,
you have peace and joy.
The people who run for pres-
ident who tell the country what
they will do in office and the
person the day after taking
office who realizes they can
only do what Congress lets
them do.
There are moments when
God asks something from us,
and many of us ignore and then
wonder why we are not blessed.
So, I am doing as I am told.
Obedient only to one and his
son. Do you not know we are
only blessed to bless others?
And we can only be blessed by


doing as we are told by God. In,
the deepest part of your soul,.
even those who behave as if.
they have no soul, you know'
that we are made to worship'
one God and to be servants to
those who worship with us. And
if we are servants to one anoth-
er, than no one is master to in-'
flict pain and horror on another.
Romans 16:17-20 NIV One
Year Bible: "I urge you, broth-.
ers, to watch out for those who
cause divisions and put obsta-
cles in your way that are con-
trary to the teaching you have
learned. Keep away from them..
For such people are not serving,
our Lord Christ, but their own,
appetites. By smooth talk and:
flattery they deceive the minds
of naive people. Everyone has
heard about your obedience, so;
I am full of joy over you; but I'
want you to be wise about what
is good and innocent about
what is evil. The God of peace,
will soon crush Satan under:
your feet. The grace of our Lord'
Jesus be with."
I Corinthians 5:9-13 NIV
One Year Bible: "I have written.
you in my letter not to associate'
with sexually immoral people
- not at all meaning the peo-
ple of this world who are (sin-
ners) immoral, or the greedy
and swindlers, or idolater. In.
that case you would have to
leave this world. But now I am
writing you that you must not
associate with anyone who calls
himself a brother (false Christ-
ian) but is sexually immoral or
greedy, and idolater or a slan-
derer, a drunkard or a swindler.
With such a man do not even
eat. What business is it of mine
to judge those outside the
church? Are you not to judge
those inside? God will judge
those outside. "Expel the wick-
ed man from among you."
These verses are best read
and understood when read with
whole chapters.

Rene6
Wauchula


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
09-01
Lallymix Farms LLP by and through the AuthorizedRepresenta-
tive requests approval of a Special Exception to locate a commer-
cial office trailer as a field business office for the farm manager and
assistant on 120.34+1-acres, zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land
Use District
On or abt W side of Colin Poucher Rd
S of St Rd 64E 17 34 26 0000
05020 0000
120.MOL ac NW1I4 of NE114 & NE114 of NW1l4 & NWIl4 of NW1/4
S17, T34S. R26E
AND
.34MOL ac Com NE of Sec 18, 34S, R26E run S 00deg27min34sec E
439.12 ft for POB S 00deg27min34sec E 215.11 ft N
89degl6min47sec W along N bank of canal 138 ft N
32deg33min50sec E 253.17 ft to POB
Roger Conley, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, OCTOBER 23, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board and to
receive public Input for
Agenda No. 09-01
All Public Hearings to be held in BCC Board Room, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 W Orange St., Wauchula, FL
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearings. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9'" Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal anydecision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 09:18,25c


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 22" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 12" day of September, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk : -- .
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD019XXXX
9:18-10:9c









8C The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008




The Squeezin's 4
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers
I m mm;t


DAVIS NAMED TO WATER PANEL
Joe L. Davis Jr. has been appointed to serve as a delegate on
the prestigious 2008 Water Congress, representing the Peace River
Valley citrus industry. The event will be held Sept. 25-26 at the
Marriott World Resort in Orlando.
The 2008 Water Congress is organized by the Century
Commission for a Sustainable Florida. This little-known entity was
formed in 2005 by the Florida Legislature. Fifteen volunteer mem-
bers were appointed, five by the governor, five by the Senate pres-
ident and five by the speaker of the House. None of the 15 appoint-
ed individuals represent agriculture.
Their mission is to annually envision the future for the state;
continually consider laws and regulations, making recommenda-
tions as to how we can best accommodate population growth while
maintaining our "quality of life"; and serve as a repository for our
best "community-building" ideas and as a resource for all
Floridians.
Each year they provide recommendations to the Florida
Legislature for action. This year's recommendations are as follows:
Convene a statewide water summit.
Complete the identification of Florida's critical lands and
waters and pursue new conservation methods.
Design sustainable communities and buildings.
Focus public policy on creating a sustainable Florida
within one generation.
Monitor progress on energy security and greenhouse gas
emissions reductions.
No explanation is needed to understand why water is a critical
issue for Florida. The summit is designed to take a realistic look at
the future of Florida's water supply. Recommendations from the
committee will be forwarded to the Legislature, and could very
well make their way into Florida water policy, thus the importance
of having agriculturally knowledgeable delegates.
Other 2008 recommendations from the Century Committee
include the following:
Identifying Critical Lands & Waters The Century
Commission will continue to map and analyze Florida's resources
through the Critical Lands and Water Identification Project. Results
will be reviewed with landowners and other stakeholders to work
toward common understanding of priority lands and to find innov-
ative ways to conserve those priority areas through landowner
input.
It is noted in the report landowners are often the best stewards.
The commission will work with the agricultural community
through its Rural/Agricultural Lands Technical Advisory Commit-
tee to identify effective means for compensating landowners who
limit development rights on properties with important natural
resource values.
Design Sustainable Communities The challenge is to com-
pile good ideas, analyze and ultimately use them to build better
communities. Florida Building Codes and, local land regulations
must be streamlined. The commission's recommendation is to
adopt amendments into the Florida Building Codes to strengthen
standards for water and energy efficiency and disaster durability.
Creating a Sustainable Florida within One Generation To
achieve the 25-year sustainability goal, state and local agencies
must coordinate across agency and jurisdictional lines. To start the
process, the commission will hold a statewide future scenarios
planning exercise, to find the best path. The governor has been
asked to direct executive agencies to appoint'high-ranking state
agency personnel to work cohesively toward streamlining govern-
ment.
Energy Security & Greenhouse Emissions Reduction The
commission plans to gain a better understanding of the impacts of
climate change and to identify policies and programs to manage
those impacts. The state of Florida is completing a $20 million pro-
ject to acquire data to create tools for assessing future storm surge
and sea-level rise impacts.
It is obvious the Century Commission for a Sustainable
Florida will be a powerful entity in shaping our future. All
Floridians need to be aware of this process, and the leadership of
our communities actively involved.
To read the Century Commission's report in its entirety, visit
its Web site at www.centurycommission.org and click on "2nd
Annual Report" at the top right side of the page. Copies of the
report can also be obtained from the Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association by calling 773-2644.



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Telephone (863) 773-3255




NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON, INC., the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 724 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
Lot 16, Block 15, Magnolia Manor Subdivi-
sion, Hardee County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
202, PAGE 351.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MARK S. PIERCE
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 1" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 21" day of August, 2008.


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Justin Mark Lenegar, 32,
Bradenton, and Lyndsey Sum-
mer Minnex, 30, Bradenton.
Felix Alvarez Vargas, 21,
Wauchula, and Rufina J. Her-
nandez,'16, Wauchula.

The following small claims
case was disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Isabel Lozano, voluntary dis-
missal.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Angela Guerrero vs. Brian
Lee Doane, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Brian Keith Powell and
Sherri Renee Powell, divorce.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Co. vs. Florida Department of
Transportation, damages.
Brian Lee Doane vs. Angela
Lynn Guerrero, petition for
injunction for protection.
Tami Jennifer Atchley vs.
Bradford Atchley, petition for
injunction for protection.
HSBC Bank USA National
Association vs. George P.
McCook, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
The Bank of New York vs.
Mary Lynn Brown and Robert
C. Brown, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
The Bank of New York vs.
Virgil D. Caldwell, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Lazaro De Armas vs..Erica
D. Alvarez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Billie Sue Parker vs. Michael


Harry Mohn, petition for
injunction for protection.
Adinai Walker and Matthew
Walker, divorce.
Paul Merritt vs. Florida
Department of Corrections,
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.
Hardee Tax Collector in re:
validation of 2007 Delinquent
Tangible Tax Roll.
Sara Sanchez vs. Emerardo
Bautista, petition for injunction
for protection.
James Jernigan vs. Work &
Sons Inc., damages.
Kristen Grantham vs. Shane
P. Grantham, petition for in-
junction for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending the cir-
cuit court wre handed down
recently the circuit court
judge "
Wauchula Police Department
in re: cash, default judgment of
forfeiture.
Aaron Cooley vs. United
Rentals Inc., order denying
motion for judgment.
Richard Nichols vs. Alicia
Benavidez Gonzales, voluntary
dismissal.
Kimberly Nord vs. Eston
John Kersey, injunction for pro-
tection.
Geraldine Wilson vs. Barbara
Jean Cannon, James Lynnard
Robinson and Glass Systems
Inc; order approving stipulated
settlement.
Francisco Calderon vs.
Florida Harvesters Inc., Laddy
Victor Harrell and Chemical
Dynamics et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Mario J. Cabrera vs. Bonnie
W. Hinerman, Astralease
Associates Inc. and Hayes
Medical Transport Inc., volun-
tary dismissal.
Jonathon Mueller and Jassen
Mueller vs. Shirley Roberts,
order approving stipulated set-
tlement.


Courthouse Report


Bank of America NA vs.
Shirley P. Roberts, default judg-
ment.
Randall Lee Ownby and
Michelle Marie Dean, child
support terminated.
Joan Culver vs. Lina Her-
nandez, voluntary dismissal.
Adelina Aguilar o/b/o minor
child vs. Alicia Benavidez
Gonzales, voluntary dismissal.
Pedro Ventura Jr. and Maria
C. Ventura, child support termi-
nated.
Choua Xiong vs. Kongphet
Keokeutla, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Robin Carter vs. Orlando
Carter, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
-Dorothy M6ss vs. Jimmy
Moss, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Sonia Cervantes and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Mario A. Rivas, modifica-
tion of child support.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Claire Perez et al, fore-
closure of mortgage.
Angela M. Perez Colson and
DOR vs. Gustavo M. Perez,
voluntary dismissal of petition
for child support.
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. vs.
Franjo Enterprises, Jose Saluri-


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

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

CERTIFICATE NO.; 726 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
Lot 20, Block 15, Magnolia Manor Subdivision
to Hardee County, Florida
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
264, PAGE 841.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MARK S. PIERCE AND
MICHAEL S. PIERCE

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 1" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 15th 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.: 252008TD014XXXX 8:28-9:18C



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.: 885 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Commence at the NW corner of NE 1/4 of SE
1/4 of Section 15, Township 35 South, Range
27 East, run thence East 43.86 feet to South
right of way line of State Road 66, thence
Southeast along right of way line 243.37 feet
to point of beginning, thence South 322 feet,
thence East 150 feet, thence North to South
right of way line of State Road 66, thence
Northwesterly to point of beginning.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
117, PAGE 393.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: HENRY G. SMITH
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 oorr
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 1" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 25' 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.: 252008TD016XXXX 8:28-9:18


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.: 312 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Tract 11: Commence at the NE corner of the
NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 36, Township
33 South, Range 25 East, Thence run South 89
degrees 46'00" West for a distance of 741.94
feet for Point of Beginning, thence continue
South 39 degrees 46'00" West for a distance
of 69.57 feet, thence South 0 degrees 01'24
West for a distance of 233.71 feet, thence
North 39 degrees 46'00" East for a distance of
233.71 feet to Point of Beginning. Less North
25 feet to Point 'of Beginning. Less North 25
feet thereof for road right of way, Hardee
County, Florida.

Tract 12: Commence at the NE corner of NW
1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 36, Township 33
South, Range 25 East, thence run South 89
degrees 46'00" West for a distance of 811.51
feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue
South 89 degrees 46'00" West for a distance
of 69.57 feet; thence South 0 degrees 01'24"
West for a distance of 233.71 feet, thence
North 89 degrees 46'00" East for a distance of
69.57 feet; thence North 0 degrees 01'24" East
.for distance of 233.71 feet to Point of
Beginning. Less the North 25 feet thereof for
road right of way, Hardee County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
371, PAGE 660.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
.74 AC COM AT NE COR OF NW1/4 OF NE1/4
S 89 DEG 46 M OOS W 741.94 FT FOR POB
CONT S 89 DEG 46 MIN 00 SEC W 139.14 FTS
0 DEG 01 MIN 24 SEC W 233.71 FT N 89 DEG
46 MIN 00 SEC E 139.14 FT N 0 DEG 01 MIN
24 SEC E 233.71 FT TO POB LESS N 25 FT
FOR RD R/W TRACTS 11 & 12 144P311 PMR-
5/85 237P180 310P118 349P400 371P660
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name In which assessed: HEIRS OF JOYCE LYERLY
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 8h day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 27h 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.: 252008TD017XXXX 9:4-25c


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD015XXXX 8:28-9:18c


do et al, judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or,
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:'
Jack M. Bauknight to 3-B
Housing LLC, $49,000.
Michael Dennis Colding II to
Anna D. Ellis as trustee,
$75,000.
David Emmett and Jamie
Lindsey Cole to Jose Ruiz Jr.,
$150,000.

Ralph Williams and Tyrone
Williams to Dillet and Victoria
Frederick, $75.000.

Sherrick N. Stone to Milton
L. and Kim S. Roberts, Calvin
B. and Pamela S. Roberts, and
Ethel V. Roberts, $320,000.
Sherrick N. Stone as trustee
to Milton L. and Kim S.
Roberts, Calvin B. and Pamela
S. Roberts, and Ethel V.
Roberts, $90,000.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula to'Jerry D. and Jacalyn S.
Johnson, $56,000.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. as trustee to Edward
and Linda Hernandez, $46,500.









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The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Bradley Staves Off

Cherry Challenge


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The "Cherry Bomb's"
attempt to steal a world champi-
onship didn't pan out.
Local boxing. pro Edner
Cherry had occasional success
but lost his 12-round fight on
Saturday night against unde-
feated World Boxing Council
super lightweight champion
Timothy "Desert Storm"
Bradley.
The bout, held at the Beau
Rivage Resort & Casino in Bi-
loxi, Miss., was supposed to be
the co-main event, with world
lightweight champion Nate
Campbell fending off the chal-
lenge of Juan Guzman. Guzman
came in over the 135-pound
weight limit and became dehy-
drated, calling off the fight.
The Bradley-Cherry 140-
pound bout became the main
attraction, going the distance,
with Bradley winning 119-109,


117-110 and 118-109 on the
Mississippi officials' ringside
scorecards.
World Boxing Council offi-
cials scored the bout 117-110,
117-110 and 116-111 for
Bradley. Brad Cooney of The
Boxing Herald commented that
Bradley "was a little too fast,
the busier fighter than the
always tough and durable
Cherry."
Although Cherry stunned
Bradley with his patented right
hand with a minute to go in the
11th round, the fight belonged
to the 25-year-old Palm
Springs, Calif. fighter with the
23-0 record.
Bradley caught Cherry with a
counter right in the eighth, tem-
porarily putting him on the seat
of his pants. The 26-year-old,
who had moved up in weight
from his normal lightweight
135 pounds, came in at 139.2.
Bradley weighed 140.3.


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Help

Hurricane

Victims
A local church is heading up
Operation Compassion, a min-
istry of blessing for Hurricane
Ike victims in Texas and
Louisiana.
Pastor Wendell Smith and his
Faith Temple Ministries Church
of God, 701 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, have coordinated the
Cutting Edge Ministries since
2004's hurricanes Charley,
Frances and Jeanne. He can be
reached at cell phone (863)
581-7610.
Its mission is to get semi-
tractor trailer loads of food and
other products to the refugee
centers for victims of the mas-
sive hurricane which produced
heavy flooding and hundreds of
evacuations.
Financial and other contri-
butions are needed to help get
these supplies to victims imme-
diately. Supplies. could include
personal items, as well as food
and water.
Tax deductible gifts may be
sent to Cutting Edge Ministries
Inc., P.O. Box 1640, Wauchula,
FL 33873. For more informa-
tion, go to www.cuttingedge-
ministries.org or www.opera-
tioncompassion.con/.
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REMEMBERING 9/11


PHOTO BY TRACYE DANIELS
Remembering the terrorist attacks on the United States seven years ago on Sept. 11
were (from left) Linda Gray, Dustin Adcock, Tyler Adcock and John Gray. Dustin, a
Hardee High school ninth grader, and Tyler, a HHS 10th grader, are the grandsons of
the Grays. They held these signs in front of the Wal-Mart shopping center alongside
U.S. 17 in Wauchula. A U.S. military man drove by and said, "Thanks." He was getting
ready to go to Iraq for the second time.



You Can Join HJH's New

Academic Booster Club!


Community members can
show support for student efforts
and achievements, through a
newly formed organization at
Hardee Junior High School.
Each year, the school's ad-
ministrators .and- teachers pro-.
mote a positive, hard-working
environment to ensure that all
students are successful. Posi-
tive reinforcements and incen-
tive events are part of that plan.
Students are treated to such
rewards as an FCAT Fair, honor
roll breakfasts each nine weeks,
behavior awards each nine
weeks, a Cultural Heritage Fes-
tival in May, Florida Writes
incentives and other recogni-
tions.
The Incentive Committee at
HJH has come up with a plan to
raise funds to provide these var-
ious encouragements, the all
new HJH Academic Boostei
Club!
This year, the committee
found itself in need of funds to
continue to offer these incen-
tives. "Our students work hard


and they deserve recognition
and a big pat on the back for
what they do!" said Assistant
Principal Meredith Durastanti.
"We want the parents and citi-
zens of Hardee County to know
about the good things that are
h~ipening at HJH and .be aS
proud of our kids, as we are,"
The Academic Booster Club
will be reaching out to the com-
munity for support and finan-
cial help in this endeavor. "We
need your help! These events
and rewards are things our kids
look forward to and work to-
ward. We believe very strongly
in rewarding and recognizing
students who behave appropri-
ately, take their education seri-
ously, and are positive forces in
our school," said Anna Watkins,
Incentive Committee chairper-
son.
Different sponsorship levels
are being offered. In return, the
Academic Booster Club mem-
bers will be recognized with car
magnets, advertisements in The
Herald-Advocate and on the


Web site, business plaques,
HJH Academic Booster Club
polo shirts, and much more!
SThe following levels are
available to individuals and
businesses: Blue Level, $50;
Orange Level, $100; Silver
Level, $250; Gold Level, $500;
and Platinum Level, $1,000.
Other fundraisers will take
place throughout the school
year, starting with a spaghetti
dinner on Nov. 14 fiom 4:30 to
6:30 p.m. at the junior high
before the football game against
Ridge Community, Tickets will
be available from any Aca-
demic Booster Club board
member or HJH student.
If you have any questions or
would like to join the HJH Aca-
:demic Booster Club, call 773-
3147, extension 2808 for Anna
Watkins, 2816 for Amie Gough,
or 2302 for Ashleigh Hayes.
Other Academic Booster
Club members will be reaching
out to the community for its
support or may be reached
through the HJH front office at
773-3147.


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Deputies can perform their responsibilities in the most professional and
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* As your Sheriff, I will encourage and enable those Detention Deputies that
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with duo-certification that desire to pursue a law enforcement path a pre-
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Sarah I

Celebrai


Blow out tha candles!
Everyone anticipates the
day of the year when they g
make a wish and blow ou
candles, but for Resthaven
dent Sarah McDowell Wasi
ton, it was the 101st time.
Washington celebrated
birthday with a party on
26th at Resthaven, where
has lived the past two y
Her guests, who consisted
few family members, fri
and staff, were treated to
and punch.
After she blew all 101
dies out, Washington op
her gift boxes and bags :
with stuffed-animals, bedr
slippers, flowers and ballot
Washington was bor
North Carolina ii 1907 and
a granddaughter of slavey.
parents, Charles and Dli
famous midwife, could
afford to send her past eler
tary school and Sarah was
to pick cotton in the fields.
moved to Wauchula in 193
She married D
Washington, and later had
children of her own. She
several grandchildren, g
grandchildren and great-g
grandchildren. She is co:
ered a survivor by the few
ily members she has left.
"Our family typically do
live that long. Her brothers
sisters have all died, as we
her husband and children.
has outlived almost all ol
family, she is a survivor,"
cousin Charles Robinson.


Hardee


Washington Cassy Bell
Is Now 2
tes 101 Years years o/d
i: -; Ca'ssidy "Cassy" Bell Albrit-
one ,' ton, daughter of Jarrod and
et to Candace Albritton of Wauchula
resi- She celebrated with a birth-
hing- day party.on July 25 at Granny
e June Albritton's home in Wau-
her chula. Theme for the party was
Aug., Dora the Explorer.
she !.,U Guests were served hotdogs,
ears. f, chiis, cookies, cupcakes and a
of a *J. d Dora the Explorer cake.
ends Joining. in the celebration
cake were little brother Jayden
Albritton; grandparents C.B.
can- and Carmen Harden and June
ened Albritton, great-grandmothers
filled Cloranell Thomas and Edna
room Albritton; and many family and
ons. friends.


n in
Iwas
. Her
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not
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sent.
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Washington


Living-


Haylee '
Magee
Turns 3!
Haylee Joy Magee, the
daughter of Kim L and David
W Magee Jr. of Zolfo Springs,
turned 3 years oT'dd.Aug. 4,
2008.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party on Aug. 4 at the
Bartow Educational Center.
Theme for the party was Straw-
berry Shortcake.
Guests enjoyed Strawberry
Shortcake cupcakes and Straw-
berry Shortcake goodie bags.


Hannah Rickett
Celebrates
1st Birthday
Hannah Denise Rickett, the
daughter of Tina and Paul
Rickett, of Zolfo Springs turned
1 year old on July 30.
She celebrated her first birth-
day with a party at her home.
The theme for the occasion was
Princess.
Guests enjoyed pizza, ice
cream, drinks, chips and cake.
Helping Hannah celebrate
were her brothers Joshua, Justin
and Jared Rickett; grandmother
Audrey Swailes; grandfather
Lyle Rickett Sr; great-grandpar-
ents Lola and Haford Shiver;
cousins Logan, Summer and
Gaige Cartwright, and Caitlyn
Dufrenus; and friends Alexis
and Abby Neal, and Chale and
Hannah McDaniel, and Tyler
Bergens.


Hannah
There are rich counsels in the
trees.
-Herbert P. Home


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ANNA L. ROMERO
Air Force Airman. Anna L.
Romero has graduated from
basic military training in Lack-
land Air Force Base, San An-
tonio, Texas.
She is the daughter of Con-
cepcion Romero of Bowling
Green.
Romero is a 2005 graduate of,
Hardee Senior High School.
During six weeks of training
the airman studied the Air Force
mission, organization and mili-
tary customs; and 'courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony.
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship,
field training exercises and spe-
cial training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate's in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.


Leadership for the Future
David DurastantiM
for
Superintendent of Schools
www.ForOurKidsFuture.com
"The Children ofHardee County Are Our J


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Energy Assistance Available
HOPE. of Hardee County is now accepting
applications, by appointment only, for eligible
households in meeting the cost of home ener-
gy through our Emergency Home Energy
Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP).
This program will provide assistance to low-
income elderly (60 and older) with their electric
bill during this heating season. Funding is
extremely limited and will be provided on a one
time basis, to an eligible household.
Documents needed:
* Picture ID (person signing application)
* Proof of all household income (check
stubs, Social Security, SSI, Child Support,
Wage Statement, etc.)
* Social Security cards for everyone in the
household
*. Proof of energy obligation (electric bill)
If you'have any questions or to make an .
H O P o "'f "I'i,:... " as , a .,. "
appit iatment; please call.
HOPE of Hardee County at (863) 773-2022.


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^ Wauchula
Moose Lodge
1487
is sponsoring a
Building Fund Kickoff Day


Saturday *


September 27


To finish repairing
"Hurricane Charlie's" damages
Festivities start at noon after the
yard sale!

Games for young and old

Bake Sale Cake Auction

A BBQ dinner covered
dish affair

4-pm -

Karoke and dancing to
Johnny Tillman and Vickie !

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Greetings iulm rFort Gireen!
We could use some rain in
our neck of the woods. It is get-
ting dry. It was a very short
while ago that we were ditching
the groves! We humans are
never satisfied.
The men worked at Mrs.
Polly's last week. They are on
the inside repairing the ceiling.
The job is nearly complete, with
only the mudding and stippling
of the ceiling and then putting
up the trim. Mrs. Polly and Mr.
Tino are very appreciative.
The yard sale trailer over at
the Rawls barn is nearly full
and it is still over a month
before our big church yard sale
begins oh Nov. 12. From the
quantity of material already
delivered, it sure looks like this
will be the sale to end all sales!
There is furniture, clothes, ap-
pliances and that wonderful
junk!
Aaron Cochran hurt his foot


recently. They were working
cows and that old freak accident
jumps on you. Somehow, the
tongue of the trailer fell on his
foot, crushing some of the
bones. Aaron said it seemed to
take forever for the other men
to lift the tongue off his foot. It
is still undecided what the final
course of action will be to.
repair his foot, but you can be
sure he is not walking on it as it
still hurts.
About 30 workers gathered at
the Fort Green Methodist Cem-
etery on Saturday the 13th to
begin a. detailed cleaning job.
The Methodist Association
gave this cemetery to the Fort
Green Baptist Church, and a
committee was formed to take
care of the cemetery and make
all decisions regarding the cem-
etery. The youngest person
helping was 5-year- old Andrew
Casey and the oldest was 77.
Even little ones can pick up


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

THE BUS STATION
In our generation, why are there so few people willing to seek
God with their "whole heart"?
Writer Herbert Kane says, "In our preaching, we have chal-
lenged young people to give their hearts to Christ and led them to
believe that this is the end and climax of the Christian life. But we
have said little or nothing about allegiance to the person of Christ,
obedience to the will of Christ or involvement in the cause of
Christ."
A.W. Tozer put it this way: "It is hardly a matter of wonder that
the country that gave the world instant tea and instant coffee should
be the one to give it instant Christianity." Tozer describes "instant
Christianity" as that peculiar mental attitude that relieves them of
the need to watch and pray and fight, and sets them free to enjoy
this world while waiting for the next.
It is fellowshipping with other believers in the "bus station"
while waiting for the bus which will soon arrive and carry us all off
to glory.
The Apostle Paul was encouraged by the glory up ahead, but
until the time of his departure, he saw life as a race that required all
the energy of his heart, mind and body so that he might win a prize.
He had a vision of what God wanted to accomplish and his soul
was on fire to see it happen.
He was a man living in two worlds simultaneously, the tangi-
ble, material world and the spiritual world, and he was intensely
conscious that he worshiped the God who was in control of both.
Do we live like that?
There is no reason in the world why we shouldn't, because the
Bible tells, us that God is no specter of persons and He loves each
of us equally. Also, the Scriptures tell us that He loves to give good
gifts to His.children. ,
The greatest gift is to be taken up into the mind of God so that
we forget ourselves and enter into God's purposes and desires for
mankind!


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WAUCHULA


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


KJ
Mr. and Mrs. Yogy Lozano,
Wauchula, a seven pound eight
ounce daughter Jordyn Rylee,
born Aug. 25, 2008, Florida
Hospital-Heartland, Sebring.
Mrs. Lozano is the former April
Buckley. Maternal grandparents
are Robert and Kaye Buckley of
Wauchula, and Tammy Perrine
of Deland. Maternal great-
grandparents are Bobby and
Trudy Buckley of Bowling
Green, and Bruce and Jeanette
Perrine of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Gustavo and
Maggie Cha\ez. of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal great-grand-
mother is Maria Mendoza of
Zolfo Springs.


i j

Lacey Gulliver and Cory
Crutchfield, Wauchula, a seven
pound six ounce son,. Tyler
Austin Crutchfield, born Sept.
5, 2008, Lakeland Regional
Medical Center, Lakeland. Ma-
ternal grandparents are Debbie
Gulliver of Wauchula, and Paul
Gulliver of Bradenton. Mater-
nal great-grandparents are F.L.
and Onieta Revell of Wauchula,
and Doreen Gulliver of Avon
Park. Paternal grandparents are
Chas and Michelle Crutchfield
of Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandparents are Dick and
Debbie Daggett of Wauchula,
and Walter and JoAnn Bucholz
of Avon Park.
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.


small limbs and take them to
the burn pile. The men brought
weedeaters, chainsaws and
lawnmowers, and the women
rakes.
Everyone worked diligently
and then had a hot-dog dinner.
I don't know if it was the expert
cooking of Randy Davis, the
brand of hot dogs or eating out
in the open with good friends.
I do know they were delicious.
It was decided to have a work
day every quarter, so the next
one will be in December. It
should be cooler then.
There are still a lot of un-
marked graves that probably
have relatives in Hardee
County. If you have someone
buried at the Methodist Ceme-
tery in Fort Green, please let us
know.
Jason Keene is doing well.
His Aunt Faye told me he went
to work for a couple of days.
.He has begun his chemo treat-
ments and will begin radiation
this week. Roy Albrittion said
he went to see Wayne Jernigan
last Saturday. They enjoyed a
lively conversation of the good
ol' days when they both were in
high school and talked of quail
hunting, fishing, etc.
Mildred Cooper is not feeling





ONE BLUE, ONE PINK


up to par this week. She had
blood work and just doesn't feel
good. Punk Albritton went to a
Wauchula doctor Tuesday with
problems with his heart, and
Anita Keene was rushed to the
emergency room last Friday
with heart problems. They
transferred her to Brandon.
She is home but has more
appointments for additional
tests. Mr. Blink has three doctor
appointments this week.
Paul Clark went to Moffitt
last week; they want to do more
tests! That is aggravating but I
guess is just part of the plan.


Kaylee Hogenauer went to the
doctor Wednesday. She had a
little mole or something re-
moved from her leg before
school started. The doctor's
office called and wanted to re-
move more of the area because
of the report. I tried to encour-
age her and said maybe this will
let you out of physical-educa-
tion class for a couple of days,
but she would prefer PE to the
doctor!
Please remember all of these
who need special prayer at Fort
Green.
Bayleigh Pierstorff sang a


HELPS METH USERS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Libbie Combee, executive director of the Leland Family Ministries and MethFree
Project, spoke to the Hardee County Rotary Club recently at the Java Cafe. The
Lakeland resident was addicted to methamphetamine for 10 years and has been clean
for 13 years. Combee said meth has a 98 percent addiction rate and a 92 percent
relapse rate. Leland stands for "loving everyone lonely and needing direction." She can
be reached at (863) 519-0000 or www.methfreeproject.com Combee would like to start
a meth-free project in Hardee County. Shown (from left) are club president Juan
DelaTorre, Kathi Mathis of Lakeland, Combee and Dawn Atkinson-Jones.


APPEAL FOR REINSTATEMENT
(Chief of Police)

The Citizens of Zolfo Springs are invited
to attend the Appeal to the Commissioners
of the Town of Zolfo Springs to reinstate
the Chief of Police on:
OK
Wed. Sept. 24 6 p.m.
City Hall Zolfo Springs

For more info, please email Chris Baty
at: zschief@live.com soc:p





QUESTION: Why is it so important that someone with diabetes get their eyes examined?
ANSWER: Everyone with diabetes should have a dilated eye examination at least once a year.
About 45% of diabetics have some form of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is the leading cause of
blindness in working people. People with severe diabetic retinopathy can
reduce their risk of blindness by 95%
with timely treatment and followup care.


Eye Exams--Medical and Surgical
Management of Ocular Disorders
OPTICAL


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Wauchula
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E A BLUE-CRSS AD OSMAORMEiCAL E


September is

Life Awareness Month



Please contact your Farm

Bureau agent to review

your life insurance needs.


773-3117
1017 US Hwy 17 No. Wauchula
George L. Wadsworth, Jr.
Agent


Jay Bryan
Agency Manager


special song Sunday morning.
She has a beautiful voice.
It was good to see Billy and
LeighAnn Line back at church.
They have had some problems
but said hopefully they will not
miss anymore.
Our revival has come and
gone but we sure heard some"
good preaching and singing.
from Randy Perry. He lives in
Dahlonega, Ga., and will be
there during "Gold Rush DAys"
if any of you are planning on
heading up "North" to see the
leaves.
Please pray for each other.


RONALD O. SEVIGNY, O.D.
MARK D..SEVIGNY, O.D.


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


HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2 car
garage. $175,000.
Cut your electric bill in half! 3
BR 2 BA in Riverview is newly
remodeled and built for effi-
ciency! $189,900.
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.
3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This
property is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
PRICE REDUCED! 3 BR, 2
BA immaculate home with
many extras. Home was built
in 2000 and all appliances are
included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $143,900.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
SDusty Albritton


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.

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!

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

20 acres in Sweetwater area.
Excellent land! Previously a
grove and farmed. Well and
pump included. $12,500 per
acirei '


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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REDUCED 3BR, 3B, 2 ac. $219,900 $211,900

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2004 Dbl. Wd. 3/2 Mobile Home, Immaculate and
Move-In Ready with open floor plan on 1/4 ac. lot.
Garden tub in MBR, appliances, sm. metal shed, nice
Ig. dog pen, Ig. deep well all for only $105,000.


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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 $f9f0- $165,000.

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


714 781 *0*37
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Classifieds


Agriculture
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


SEARS MINI washer & dryer, side
by side, $300 for both. 773-3781.
9:18p
SIDE BY SIDE refrigerator, Ice
maker. 773-6744. $150. 9:18p


1995 LINCOLN Town car, perfect
condition, $3,000. 375-4081.
9:18-10:2p


1995 FORD POWER STROKE,
F250, ext. cab, long wheel base.
Call after 4:00. 863-781-1541.
9:18-25p
1998 Z71 CHEVY, one owner, new
tires. 863-781-0632. 9:18c
'92 FORD VAN, 15 passenger,
$900; 2001 Ford F-150, 4x4 BO;
'93 Ford mini-van, $7,000; '90
Geo, 3 cyl, $850; '99 Explorer,
$3,000. 863-773-6744 or 863-293-
1044. 9:18p
NICE 2001 CHEVY Suburban,
leather, 3rd row seating. 781-
0681. 9:11-18p
'94 MAZDA MIATA MX5, 59,000.
miles, $6,275 OBO. 781-5263,
773-2509. 9:11-10-9p


PARKER FILL HDIRTI


DEI)IMOLITION
*Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal Dragline.
*Track Hoe Land Clearing
*Shell* Clay*Top Soil
Bulldozer Dump Trucks*
(86(3) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
114.16 3rds)
$ I 00/Load
n.lhlrn 5 mle radius of Zolo Springs
fll'Top Sjoil-l'Id Pan
Iardee Counly Area only


KELLER ILLIAMS
.R. AI--' .-L.. Y .
An independendenilyned Bro rage
Mikey C lding
Realtqo
(863) 781-1698 \


midfloridalistings.com
* 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 $6,900/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. tracl with a creek running through prop-
erty. Great location on Allman Road..Aski $230..-
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved past. and se~ered
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 $8,500/acre. ,9:1fC







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


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4BR 2BA newly constructed home with precast
concrete walls and foam insulation. Granite counter
tops Natural stone floor tile Home sits on one
acre 2,600 sq ft under roof Custom Built -
$30,000 price reduction.

2002 3BR 2BA MH just outside Bowling Green MH is located on
8 lots Central air/heat Stove & Refrigerator $79,900.00
Best Mobile Home Location 3BR/2BA well maintained mobile
home in Downing Place. Close to shopping hospital and restau-
rants $77,000.00 MLS # 202856
One acre tract on Altman Road close to High School Excellent
Location for a New Home $29,9,00.00
New 3Br 2BA CB 4846 Freeman Avenue, Bowling Green, Florida
Reduced to $129,900.00
New homes from $119,000.00 to $299,000.00 and all in between A
home to fit your budget. Remember you can trade up like trading
cars also if you are an empty nester you can trade down.
Locations Zolfo Springs Wauchula Bowling Green and
Wauchula Hills Buy of the week 3BR 2BA CB home Wauchula
Hills Financial Assistance Available $135,000.00

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


John Freeman
Steve Lanler
Jason Johnson


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


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
cl9:18c


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


ANTIQUE DRESSER mirror in
middle, drawers on the side,
$175. 773-3781. 9:18p


DINING ROOM SET, single and
king beds, cedar chest. 832-1984.
9:18p

TheIlrad-A voat
11artive Counly 'Homelown (ol entB!
Telephoe (863)773-325


LUBE TECH NEEDED, experi-
enced preferred. Contact Robert
at 773-4744. 9:18-25c


INDIVIDUAL TO WORK with
developmental disabled women,
good benefits, must be able to
work any shift any day, HS diplo-
ma or GED required. Call Betty at
767-8941. EOE 9:11-9:18c


PRN AFCH AIDE, first aid, CPR,
TB test, background check,
Juanita 781-0982, .773-0166.
Bilingual preferred. 9:4-10:2p
MUSICIANS WANTED A grow-
ing church ready to expand, look-
ing for musicians, exciting con-
temporary Christian music.
Please call 773-2929. 8:28-9:18c


CITY OF WAUCHULA
MAIN STREET PROGRAM
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CRA COORDINATOR
Applications are being accepted for the position of Main Street
Wauchula Executive Director, responsible for coordinating
revitalization activities, utilizing the Main Street Four-Point
Approach. Applicants should have related education and/or
experience in several of the following areas: marketing,
volunteer management, project management, or small business
development/red6uitment. Expereince with historic preservation,
planning, economic development, retailing, design, and/or
nonprofit management a plus. Must be entrepreneurial, energetic,
well organized, and able to work well with others.
The selected person will alo serve as the Wauchula Community
Redevelopment Agency. (CRA) Coordinator working closely
with the Wauchula City Commission, the Chamber of Commerce
and the Economic Development Council. Must be
knowledgeable of CRA program laws and regulations, Master
Plan development and implementation and project funding
sources.
Excellent communication skills, project management skills and
computer skills are required. Proficiency in Work, Excel,
Powerpoint, Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, Quickbooks and
Total Info Database or similar programs is essential.
Salary range is $35,000 to $45,000 based on qualifications.
For a full job description go to: cityofwauchula.com
Send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and 3 references
to:
City of Wauchula
Attn. Olivia Menshew
225 East Main Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
The deadline for receipt of applications in 5:00 p.m., Friday,
October 10, 2008. The City of Wauchula is an equal opportunity
employer and a drug free workplace. Veterans preference in
employment and retention. cl9:11,18c




P.S..'


Joe L7Davis
I N C., R E A L T O R S

REALTORS
SJOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Monica Reas
(863) 781-0888

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! Two adjacent 10 ac improved, fenced pas-
parcels on the Peace River! tureland on Abendhoff Rd.
7.83 acs for $219,000, 8.64 $147,000!
acs for $225,000 or both for Beautiful 4BR/2BA CB home
$398,000. Possible owner has 3,500+SF under roof. Sits
financing! on secluded 5 acs w/landscap-
Lo y m d 3R, ing & private rd access. Home
Lovingly maintained 3BR, has large attached garage.
2BA CB home in Bowling Workshop w/affixed carport &
Green sits on 0.84 ac. Includes half-bath. $250,000!
attached garage & detached
barn with three-bay carport. 3BR/2BA CB home has 2 living
$160,000! rooms, 1,744SF total &
1,560SF living area. Close to
Are you ready for this? The schools & shopping. $125,000!
one and only nightclub in
Sa d o! 5,nitclub in 5.4 acs tracts, pasture & Oak
Streets. Possible owner financing.
Priced right! 10 ac pasture in $10,000/ac!
Zolfo Springs is fenced; cur- Beautiful wooded 35 acs
rently used for cattle grazing. w/over 1/4 mile paved rd
Only $135,900! frontage. Potential to subdivide
into 5 ac tracts. Only minutes
97 ac ranch in the heart of from Highlands Co; zoned A-J.
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2 $540,000!
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique Residential lot in Lake Placid
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. near Lake Francis and Lake
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, June is 107ftX102ft. Great for
pine paneling & beams, garden homesite or investment.
tubs, in-ground pool. ,000!
$1,900,000! 2BR home on Main St.
Beautiful oaks. $69,000!
CB country home on 4.76 acs
north of Arcadia, 3BR/1BA. Large home w/12 acs, nice
$150,000! fishing pond & lots of frontage
on Hollandtown Rd. Need to
PRICE REDUCED! CLOSE see the creek-side view to
TO LAKE OLIVIA! appreciate. $250,000!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home Lots of mature oak trees make
w/privacy fence, central A/H, this 9.8s ca beautiful home-
screened porch. $80,000! site. Very close toWauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/over 20b'
4BR/2-1/2BA/2CG 2-story fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
home overlooks Little Cypress allows for residential, pasture
Golf Course. Spacious kitchen for cattle/horses, or farmland.
& dining room. $230,000! $168,000!
PFALTOR 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.. 863-41243

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FLORIIDA SALES 7 RENTAL INC.
now hiring for the following posi-
tion: party/wedding coordinator.
9:18c
MACHINIST TO OPERATE single
point engine lathe, and related
equipment. Benefits. Fax resume
to: 863-735-8202 or mail to: P.O.
Box 779, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.
9:18p



4BR/2-1/2BA plus bonus room, 9
1/2 acres. 863-773-4207 or 863-
781-5595. 9:18-25c
FOR SALE: 2/3 BR/1BA mobile
home on corner lot, nice mobile
home park. 781-7165, 781-9336.
9:11-18p
3B, 1 1/2 BA, BLOCK house, re-
modeled, fenced yard, central air
and heat, stove. (863) 273-0920.
7:3tfc


REG. PALOMINO HORSE, trained,
5 yrs. old, $3,000. 863-781-1007.
9:18p
15 YR. OLD BAY gelding needs
experienced rider, $1,500. 863-
673-0206. 8:28-9:25p



REWARD Terrier/Jack Russell
mix, female, blonde, Zolfo area.
781-5221 Marilyn. 9:18p
$100 REWARD Lost black and
white chihuahua male, name
Jackie, 8 Ibs, last seen on East
Hwy. 636. 453-3706 Avon Park.
8:28-9:25p



20' LIVESTOCK trailer, $2,300.
863-781-1007. 9:18p
STUDIO PIANO for sale, $1,500.
773-3893. 9:18p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
I Phone (863) 781-9720

s gugle( guglescomputerservices con www.GuglesComputerServices corn





SU GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell

Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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


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


IMMACULATE 2005 D/W mobile home,
3B/2Bth on 1/2 acre overlooking beautiful pas-
ture; this home is in excellent condition and is
partially furnished; built under new FL
requirements for durability; 12x16 screened
porch; new 10x12 Smithbilt shed w/electric.
$95,000
WELL MAINTAINED mobile home in Charlie
Creek Estates; 2B/lBth, completely furnished
including small freezer and patio furniture; sin-
gle carport, metal roof in 2006, screened porch
- MOVE IN READY! $45,000
GORGEOUS 5 ACRES with 3B/2Bth,
CB/Stucco home; great room plan; new A/C
2007; new roof 2005; detached 24x36 concrete
workshop; two 4" wells. THIS PROPERTY IS
A MUST SEE! $259,000
SEE THIS WELL BUILT HOME on lovely tree
shaded lot! 4B/2Bth brick home located close
to schools and shopping; large double carport,
circle driveway, fenced backyard, beautiful
landscaping plus 12x16 building with electric
and water. $195,000
GREAT VALUE! This comfortable and cozy
3B/2Bth home is located on large lot in quiet
setting just outside city limits; wood deck,
enclosed porch, wood burning fireplace; sepa-
rate entrance to family room with additional
kitchen. $155,000
FACING GOLF COURSE! This is a lovely
3800 square feet home built in 1999, exterior is
brick and h;ardee board; carpet, laminate, tile
floors; extra large 3B/3.5Bth. Call for your
appointment to see today! $350,000
OWNER MUST SELL MAKE-AN OFFER!
5 + acres inwestern Hardee; perfect homesite.
$59,900 Call Charlotte Terrell for more infor-
mation.
14.74 Acre Tract Nice sloping tract, very well
drained; large pond and some native trees;
excellent home site. $195,000
HOME WITH LOTS OF CHARM! Tall ceil-
ings, hardwood floors and large rooms are just
some of the features, in this 3B/2Bth home locat-
ed in Wauchula; zoned commercial. $99,900


LJ


SERVICE YOU


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


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MOTORCYCLE 2002 Honda
Shadow 750, $3,000. 863-445-
0708. 9:18-10:15p
40' SHIPPING CONTAINER, very
good condition, price neg. 863-
773-9251 or 561-531-0422.
9:11-10:1p
FREE Home Interiors and Gifts
catalogs. Call to get yours today
781-4032. 9:11-10:9p
GOOD FOR PARTS 2000 Ford
Ranger 3.0, 6 cylinder, $950. 813-
477-3953. 8:28-9:25p
EBAY STORE! Turn your unwant-
ed Items into CASH. Let us sell
your Items through our EBAY
online auction service and EBAY
store. We can put your merchan-
dise into millions of homes world-
wide. Call for appointment 781-
2162. 9:4-25p



1992 FRANKLIN mobile home,
35', all electric. 863-245-8598.
9:18p
FOR SALE Singlewide mobile
home with roofover on one acre.
Good condition and location. 863-
465-9556 or 840-1032, $78,000.
9:18p


PURCHASE THE HOME you have
always wanted at a price you
won't believe. Used homes with
land, low prices, low down pay-
ment, owner finance. (863) 773-
2007. 9:18-10:9p
REDUCING INVENTORY QUICK -
Slashed all models prices on lot.
Central Mobile Home Inc., 1511
Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL (863)
773-2007. 9:18-10:9p
BRAND NEW MOBILE HOME on
your own lot, $69,900. 3/2 ready
to move into. (863) 773-2007.
9:18-10:9p
BUY A HOME NOW We work
with credit problems. Call now we
can help (863) 773-2007.
9:18-10:9p
BUY A 3/2 MOBILE HOME and lot
$1,500 down/owner financing.
(863) 773-2007. 9:18-10:9p
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALEIl! In
quiet family park, 2 or 3 bedroom,
2 bath, handyman special, low
down and rent to own possible.
Don't wait, won't last. 863-698-
4910. 9:4tfc
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25p


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





James K. Sellers ,


Over 40Byears experience residential, agricultural, com-
mercial and industrial properties.
Call us for information on current listings.
We will provide afree property analysiL on qualified listings
placed with us.
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One day of practice is like one
day of clean living. It doesn't
do you any good.


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
.Charlotte Terrell


MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! See this beau-
tiful executive home with numerous amenities;
excellent craftsmanship and style; 3+ B/2.5Bths,
3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal building, 16x12 pole
barn, all on 2.3 acres. $330,000

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

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

Merle Langford Road 5 acre tract of land;
OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASON-
ABLE OFFERS! $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/1Bth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. $155,000

Two 5 acre tracts, good location. $75,000 each

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.

LET US HELP YOU BUY OR SELL
YOUR PROPERTY


CAN COUNT ON IE
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863.399.3329
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268 &


ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING : I EAI. A .STA REAI EASI."


AFFORDABILITY TO THE MAX -
We have two new package deals.
Ready to move into on your own
land not in a park. One in Bowling
Green and one in Sebring. Low
down payment and owner financ-
ing. CENTRAL MOBILE HOME
INC. (863) 773-2007. 9:18-10:9p

W0 -
ACTIVE MILITARY families or
friends. Please call Heartland
Chorale for special recognition of
your loved one during our annual
Christmas presentation. 863-767-
6045. 9:4-10:9c

Sports is human life in micro-
cosm.
-Howard Cosell


NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, NEWLY PAINTED!!! 2/1
CB home with Central H/A, new carpet inside,
laundry room, with carport and fenced back
yard. ONLY $92,500.!!!
PEACE RIVER ACCESS!! Quiet and Peaceful 5.5
acre tract with plenty wildlife and native vegeta-
tion. $82,500!!

PUBLIC ACCESS ON LAKE ADELAIDE!!! 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home built In 2006 on a
corner lot in great neighborhood includes two
care garage with opener and more.$129,900
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIET!!!
This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and Septic
Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home.
$150,000
GARDEN DRIVE IN RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS!! Would
you like to build a new home on this .29 acre lot
In this Nice Neighborhood? $29.900
CHARMING HOME IN GOOD NEIGHBOR-
HOOD!!! This'3BR, 1 Bath CB home has Central
A/C, complete With washer and dryer located on
Illinois Ave.

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 Bedrooms, 4 Bath Home!! 2,241 sq. ft.
Living area, new carpet, fresh paint, and new
roof makes this home a must see at a Reduced
Price of $165,000 or bring offer.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front
porch and large fenced yard. In nice neighbor-
hoodl!!

5 ACRES "WHAT A DEAL" ONLY $58,000!


CHIHUAHUA 10 weeks, male,
shots and ready, $175. 773-2668.
9:18p
BLACK GELDING thoroughbred,
16 hand. For info. 735-1351, 781-
6863. 9:11-10:9p
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
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


Hardee Car Company


Wauchula F
Corner of Hw
and REA Ri
773-201


Buy Here Pay Here

'17s $500 OFF"
1 any Vehicle Fir
with coupon 7
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Vauchula
(across from
st National Bank)
73-6667


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
D WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate/
Nancy Craft, Associate
Victor Salazar, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370
245-1054


Richard Dasher


NEW LISTING!!! Well maintained Double-Wide
Mobile Home 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with stove,
refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer. 12x28
screened porch, utility shed, extra lot if desired.
Mobile home in City of Wauchula. $72,500.
GREAT BUY!!! 3/2 D/W M/H in Downing Circle,
Includes Central A/H, carport, screened porch,
and utility shed Only $65,900
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
bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub, office, recreation room,
stove refrigerator, dishwasher, and heavy duty dis-
posal. Cool it down with the brand new Trane AC.
Reduced from $189.000 to $172.000.
HOME OR OFFICE!! 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.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home fea-
tures a large kitchen and inside utility room for a
Reduced Price of $149,900.
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.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building Included. $750,000.
FREE information magazines, affordable Georgia
mountain home and acreage. Owner fiananc-
ing!! Check It Out!! Call Donna, 781-3627


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 from: $354,500 To: $324.900.
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
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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Pay rate: $10.46 $14.42
Wanted for the Hardee County Animal Control
Department. Must have ability to learn animal col-
lection, handling, care and disposal methods/prac-
tices. Control animals and perform daily assign-
ments. Attend and satisfactorily complete required
animal control courses. High School Diploma or
GED is required. Complete job description and
Applications posted on County website: www.hard-
eecounty.net. Applications accepted in the Human
Resources Department, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula;, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax:
(863) 773-2154. Position is open until filled. EOE
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Azalea Apartments

Now Renting! Immediate Occupancy!
3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental rates beginning at $530
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138 (1-800-955-8771)
Monday Friday
9:00 12:00 Noon ___
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Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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BUY ME NOW! 3BR/1BA, great
neighborhood in Wauchula. Move
in ready. 773-3518. 9:18p
LOTS REDUCED Charlie Creek
Estates. Own your land for your
mobile home. Call 863-773-2007
for info.


3BR/2BATH/1C/G, $800 PER
MONTH. 863-443-2903
www.bghomes.net. 9:18tfc
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE $650
month, first, last and security.
773-2623 or 773-5750. 9:18p
2BR/1BA BOWLING GREEN. 328-
6004. 9:18p
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, $550
month, $550 deposit. 773-0100.
9:11tfc


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BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN,
3BR/2BA, big kitchen, paito,
$1,200/month. 863-781-1007.
9:18p
3BR/2BA HOME in Fort Meade,
$650/month plus deposit. 863-
245-3616. 9:18p
3BR/2BA $750 first, last and
security, just remodeled, 3 acres
fenced, room for a horse, AC,
alarm, Zolfo. 863-670-1505. 9:18p
NICE CLEAN FURNISHED effi-
ciency apartment for one person
only. Electric AC/Heat, utilities
furnished. $140 per week. First
and last weeks rent. Damage
deposit and references required.
Phone 773-9793. 9:18p
4BR/2BA, 2 car garage, good con-
dition, nice area. 954-383-5091,
954-383-5078. 9:11-18p


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery -
SAerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper
Stump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing i
Pond Digging Excavation t

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland





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


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Customer Service Representative/Store Manager for
their Wauchula location. Candidates should possess
the following skills: Proficient with Microsoft Word
and Excel, sales and customer service experience,
the ability to work in a team environment, bi-lingual is
a plus. Incentive plans include base salary, commis-
sion, and benefits. For immediate consideration send
a resume to EMCI-Wireless (Etha Bitterman):
ebietterman~(emciwireless.com or fax.(863) 314-0378.
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
NEW LISTING 3BR 1-1/2B CB Home in Bowling Green. Close to
school. Very good buy at $69,900. CONTRACT PENDING
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
Two 1-acre lots in beautiful setting in Bowling Green. $29,900
each.
Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
Owner financing available. $75,000.
NEW LISTING 2 Story older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17
Zolfo Springs 5 BR 2 Bath. $15.00 Reduced to $105,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
-l Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
w, 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873



Now Hiring




)Sales 8 Rental, Inc,

For the position of:

Party/Wedding Coordinator

Pick up application at:
2677 US Hwy. 17 N.
Wauchula/Bowling Green
Mon.-Fri. 7am 5pm Sat. 8am Noon
773-0807
Drug Free Workplace. Criminal background
and driver's license checked prior to hiring.


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4BR/2BA $700 1st, last & securi-
ty, 2 story duplex, good location
in Zolfo. 781-4529. 8:28tfc
EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. American South Reality.
6:19tfc
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:1tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc

DeSoto County





LOW DOWN-
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565 |
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2/2 MH IN CHARLIE CREEK on
way to Avon Park. Partially fur-
nished. No pets. Lawn care
included. Will be available 9/21.
$500 rent and $500 deposit to
move in. 863-781-0762. 9:11-18p
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the inntion 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
1BR/1BA, small LR, kitchen,
$375/month, utilities included.
863-781-1007. 9:18p


POST
OFFICE .
NOW '


HIRING!
Komi

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* 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.


LAWNMOWER REPAIRS 20
years experience, free pick-up,
delivery, estimates. 375-4081.
9:18-10:16p
JIM'S PAINTING House and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
9:18-10:16p
CAREGIVER FOR YOUR ELDERLY
or disabled love one, experi-
enced, bonded. Have references
773-3781. 9:18-10:16p


PEGGY BONDS HOME CHILD
CARE Spaces available. Special
rate through December. 773-0945.
9:18p
JACKIE-OF ALL-TRADES: Do It
your way: clean, cook, errands,
Drs. appointments, companion/-
caregiver. References on request.
Cell# 701-5270. 9:11-18p


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car.
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 9:18-12:25p
TRACTOR MOWING, bushhog-
ging, reasonable rates. Call 941-
730-8180 if no answer leave a
message. 9:4-10:2p
BEC MA INC. concrete work.
Custom designs, slabs, founda-
tions, driveways, walkways,
lanais. Free estimates. 813-477-
3953. 8:28-9:25p


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you.are conditionally
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*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
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You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.
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Kitchen Kraft Cabinets
Charles Gibbs, Owner-Operator
since 1959
J 1 [ Specializing in all types
fI II[F_ of custom hardwood cabinets
and furniture

10 (863) 773-6101

1509 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, FL 33873 '


Best deals on wheels!


Billy A
Tire Tech

Come in for
Summer
Specials


S-L-


yers
nician

New D Used
Tires
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773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula N
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Bilingual?
Retail or Restaurant Experience?
Earn up to 60K a year!

Financial Services Associates
& Manager Trainees
11 -$14/Hour To Start
Based On Experience and Location
At Amscot, the career opportunities and pay increases ore endless because we promote
from within! We're looking for great people who shore our passion for customer service!
This is your chance to take your career to new heights and join one of Florida's fastest
growing financial services companies with 160+ locations!
Mgmt earning potential is up to 60K a year ... and associates are
eligible for branch performance bonuses
If you possess a high school diploma or GED, basic math skills; and proven
customer service, there could be a place for you at Amscot.

Days, evenings and weekend availability required.
To apply, please visit our website at
www.amscotjobs.com
or fax your resume to 813-637-6259.


EOE Drug-free workplace Bad ground cdi ks required 9:18


0 "Happy Home
Apartments

Lovely 2BR/1B Apartments Several t
choose from! Very nice location
in Ft. Meade
Call Sheila for more information
(863) 375-9988 (863) 285-7203
cell (863) 214-5645











TRIANGLE BODY WORKS, INC.
FL Reg. Cert # MV-10289 EIN # 65-0883920
Automotive Painting Glass Installation
Door Windows & Locks Repaired
Wrecks Rebuilt
323 N 10th Ave. Phone: 863-773-9549
Wauchula, FL 33873-2623 Fax: 863-767-0106
Don't be led by anyone to a shop where you prefer not to
go. FLORIDA STATE LAW says you have the right to select
the repair facility that you want to repair you vehicle. Only
you can authorize repairs to your vehicle. Your insurance
company is required to work with that shop to get your
repairs done in a timely manner. We at TRIANGLE guaran-
tee all our own work. Ask about our guarantee.
Customer satisfaction is our number one goal.
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LONESTAR
CONSTRUCTION CORP.
CUSTOM HOMES ST.EL BUILDING
REMODELING CONCRETE


GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Lice # 291103615
863-773-4779
"QUALITY WORK AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE"
BRING US YOUR LOWEST COMPETITORS PRICE


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

773-4478
. -:~.'5,. Complete Tree Service
*'' Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
7:24-10:30p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
7:3-12:4p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
SMethodist 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.
i... 12:6tfcdh
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.
7:1 8tfc
ATTENTIONI 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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MUSICIANS WANTED A grow-
ing church ready to expand, look-
ing for musicians, exciting con-
temporary Christian music.
Please call 773-2929. 8:28-9:18c
ROOMMATE -Room for rent $400
a month, 1st, last required. 245-
9481. 9:18-25p

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2215 RALPH SMITH ROAD,
Wauchula. Friday/Saturday, 8-2, 2
families. 9:18p
SATURDAY 8-12, boys clothes,
dishes,- electronics, rugs. 3080
Golfview. 9:18p
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE
at the Wauchula Moose Lodge,
Main Street and King Road. One
day only, Saturday, Sept. 27th,
8am to noon. 9:18-25c
EDNA'S PLACE Parking lotsale
Friday. & Saturday., Applii6esp,.
beds, men shirts, blouses, shorts
all $1, long sleeve shirts and
pants, $2. 9:18c
SATURDAY 8-?, across from
CVS, Hwy. 17, multi-family, hot
dogs, drinks & car wash. 9:18p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-?, 2 miles
west of Zolfo, Hart Rd. Clothes:
baby, boys, girls, mens and wom-
ens, all sizes. 9:18p
SATURDAY 8-?, 317 W. Main,
BG. Lots of boys clothes, decora-
tions. 9:18p
SATURDAY 2927 Oakhill Park,
Wauchula. Everything must go.
Baby items. 9!18p

A new position of responsibil-
ity will usually show a man to
be a far stronger creature
than was supposed.
-William James

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lainps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
S$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 owes & across
from Home Depot
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 252008CA000154
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CONCEPTION HERNANDEZ, and
-.A ENCARNACION MOYA a/k/a
MOYA MA HERNANDEZ,
220 Edgefield Road
Cowpens, SC 29330
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CONCEPTION HERNANDEZ,
and MA ENCARNACION MOYA
a/k/a MOYA MA HERNANDEZ,
Last known address:
220 Edgefield Road
Cowpens, SC 29330
their heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, or creditors,
trustees, and all other parties
claiming and interest by, through,
under or against them, respective-
ly; and all unknown natural per-
sons if alive, and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive,
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming an interest by,
through, or under those unknown
persons; and the several and
respective unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest, trustees, or
any other persons claiming by,
through, under, or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity
named as s defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under the above named or
described defendant or party or
claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in and to the lands here-
inafter described, AND ALL OTH-.
ERS IT MAY CONCERN.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of code
enforcement liens on the follow-
ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida:
Lots 19 and 20, HIGHLAND
PLACE, a re-subdivision of
Block 17 of Packer's
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, accord-
ing to the map or plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book
1, Page(s) 2-121, now
known as Plat Book Bar A-
40, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
has been filed against you by
Plaintiff, THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Clifford .M, Ables, III, Clifford M.
*Ables, 'll, P.A., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 202 W..
Main Street, Suite 103, Wauchula,
FL 33873, on or before October
17, 2008, and file the original with
the clerk of this court before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.


DATED this 15
September 2008.


day of


B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
9:18-10:9c


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Scattered showers brought less than a half an inch across the
State last week. Most farmers had a nice, dry week for field work.
The most rain reported was in Lee County, 2.69 inches, and areas
of the central Peninsula, between 1 and 2 inches. Daytime highs
were in the 80s and 90s, lows in the 60s and 70s. Major cities
reached high temperatures in the 80s and 90s, lows in the 60s, 70s,
and 80s.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut condition was rated 29 percent fair, 55 percent good,
and 16 percent excellent. Growers continued peanut harvesting in
Jackson County and began digging in surrounding counties of the
Panhandle. Disease, late harvest, and recent rains delayed peanut
progress in Levy County. Peanut digging is 8 percent complete,
compared with 9 percent last year, and a five year average progress
of 11 percent. The cotton and soybean crop looked good in
Okaloosa County and some'torn was harvested. Hamilton County
harvested corn, and worked to recover a few hundred acres dam-
aged by Tropical Storm Fay. In central Florida, farmers were busy
baling hay, now that fields were drying out. For many this was the
first cutting. Central and northern Peninsulas reported infestation
of armyworms in the hay fields. Sugarcane was near harvesting in
Lee County. Farmers were spraying the crop and expect average
yields. Soil moisture conditions were mostly adequate in all areas.
Moisture opsol bubSol
Rating This Last Last ThIs Ltst Last
week week year week I week Year
Percent
Very short 2 1 10 1 1 0 19
Short 13 10 32 9 12 29
Adequate 68 58 57 67 53 52
Surplus 17 31 1 23 35 0
VEGETABLES
Squash was planted in Hernando County. Tomatoes were
planted in Highland and Hardy counties. The tomato crop was not
affected by recent storms and looked good. Vegetable preparation
was good and planting was underway in Lee County. Growers were
busy planting tomatoes, peppers, snap beans, and corn. Okra and
avocados continued to be marketed last week.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle area, pasture condition was mostly fair to
good. In Washington County, pasture grass has grown some but the
quality declined. The cattle condition was mostly good. In the
northern areas, pasture was mostly good, and the range condition
improved. The cattle condition was mostly fair to excellent. In the
central areas, pasture was in very poor to excellent condition, with
most fair to good. The rainfall from Tropical Storm Fay and fol-
lowing rains had much pasture under water, damaging pastures.
Some damage from loopers and armyworms was reported. In
Sumter County, pasture grass growth had slowed. Most of the cat-
tle are in good condition. In the southwest areas, pasturecondition
was very poor to excellent. Statewide, cattle condition was poor to
excellent, with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This CaI Last This tureLast
week I week .week week
Percent
Very poor 0 1 5 5
Poor 5 9 5 5
Fair 15 20 25 20
Good 75 50 55 50
Excellent 5 20 10 20


HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)




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The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters.should.be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification. .
Letters must be received
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considered for that week's
edition. Submissions should
be typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The- Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


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September 18, 2008, The HeraldrAdvocate 7D

CITRUS
Hurricane Ike, far southwest of the coastline in the Gulf of.
Mexico, generated just over two and a half inches of rain in the
Immokalee area. Not related to Ike, Apopka had about an inch and.'
a half of rainfall. All other monitored areas in the citrus producing
counties had a half inch or less. Daily high temperatures were in
the upper 80s to lower 90s across the citrus belt. Growers in the
Indian River area are still dealing with the effects of standing water
from Tropical Storm Fay over three weeks ago. Isolated groves had
yellowing of leaves, dying trees, and additional small percentages
of fruit drop. Other citrus producing areas have gone back to gen-
eral maintenance schedules to include mowing, fertilizing, herbi-
ciding, tree removal, and preparing for harvest. Some dryer areas
were back on regular irrigating schedules. Only one packinghouse
has opened, however several are planning on opening in the next.
two weeks. The citrus season overall progressed well with good
sizes on both oranges and grapefruit. Trees looked good with heavy
foliage and healthy looking fruit, and owners were optimistic about
a good season.





For the week ended Sept. 11, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 12,752,
compared to 5,625 last week, and 12,950 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State LivestockMarket News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady,
feeder steers and heifers were 1.00 to 2.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 112.00-190.00;
300-400 Ibs., 100.00-146.00; and
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8D The Herald-Advocate, September 18, 2008


Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers


WOULD YOU SAVE A LIFE?
When Jessica Moncrieff went to soccer practice one afternoon
this past May, the 14-year-old was probably focused on blocking
shots or maybe even scoring a goal. She wasn't thinking that before
the day ended, she would save someone's life.
Justin McAfee, a boy Jessica's own age, was playing baseball
in an adjacent field when he collapsed while rounding the bases.
She heard his teammates call for help. "I ran over and could see his
eyes rolling back," she said later. "I was scared, but knew I had to
save his life."
A year before, Jessica had taken a special cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation course designed for babysitters, so she knew how to
pump Justin's chest and blow into his mouth. She did it for seven
minutes until the paramedics arrived.
By the time Justin was taken to a local hospital, his heart was
beating again.
Justin survived.
Jessica visited Justin in the hospital and, after he was released,
he bought her a necklace and a teddy bear as special thank-you
gifts. Naturally, the whole McAfee family is overwhelmed by what
Jessica did.
What impressed me most about this incident is the way a 14-
year-old used her skills to save a stranger without any hesitation.
No holding back to see if somebody else would make a move. She
made a snap decision that a boy's life was on the line, and that she
was the one who could help right now.
"When adults didn't know what to do, this young lady stepped
in and took action," Brad Carr, from Justin's school, said later.
All of us would like to believe that we'd have the guts to think
and act quickly enough to save someone in a life-or-death situation,
but lots of us would have a tendency to play wait-and-see, hoping
that another person might be more able, more willing, more ready
to help.
Happily, Jessica had not only the knowledge and training, but
also the confidence and decisiveness to do what had to be done.
Sure, most choices call for a certain amount of thinking and plan-
ning. You want to get married? Change careers? Move? OK, better
take the time to mull things over and discuss the possibilities with
others. But there are some occasions when there's virtually no time
to do what has to be done.
We've all heard the saying, "He who hesitates is lost." Thank
God, Jessica didn't hesitate. In the right time and in the right place,
she saved a life.
If the choice is ever yours, I hope you'll do the same.




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