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108th Year, No. 42
4 Sections, 36 Pages


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Plus 40 sales tax


Thursday, September 25, 2008


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makeshift birdbath along South Seventh Avenue in Wauchula. The birds hopped and
splashed around in the water with each other until they were clean. Bet some kids
wouldn't mind joining them.




Don't Smoke, Dance!
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By KASEY HELMS There will be something for
Of The Herald-Advocate everyone to enjoy. For people
Put on your dancing shoes to. that do not feel like dancing-
say no to tobacco! there will be youth activity area
The Hardee County Health for games. Kids can enjoy play-
Department and Students Work- ing some of their favorite video
ing Against Tobacco (SWAT) games on a Playstation 3 or
are teaming up to sponsor a free Xbox 360.
community dance on Saturday There will also be other phys-
from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hardee ical activities besides dancing
County Civic Center. like hula-hooping that parents
Throughout the dance local and kids can enjoy.
agencies will provide interac-
tive information on tobacco, Prizes will be given away
teen pregnancy prevention, and throughout the evening. Snacks
diabetes. There will be informa- and beverages will be provided
tive slide shows and power for thirsty dancers and hungry
points as well as exercising tips. gamers by the Drug Resource
"This dance is creative way Center .
to get the message out and SWAT, a club at Hardee
change the social norm about Senior High School, has recent-
smoking," said Health Educa- ly swelled in numbers. A record
tion Supervisor Erin Hess. breaking 52 high school stu-




ZS Qualifying



Continues


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Six people have picked up
packets to qualify for three
Town Commission seats in
Zolfo Springs.
Running for re-election are



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09/78 91 71 0.06
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09/21 92 72 2.92
09/22 90 73 0.05
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Qr.. Rainfall to 09/22/008 -44.36
'Same period last year 35.79
Ten Year Average 55.09
Source Unlv. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 4D
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter................7C
Hardee Living................2B
Lunch Mens...............8C
Obits 4A
Roundups 3A




II I 112 liI290 3
7 822 07 2 90 3


incumbents George Neel, Juan
Otero and DiDi White.
Picking up -the other three
packets are Oscar Diaz, Amye
Gause and Mike Allison.
Although the six potential
candidates have picked up a
qualifying packet none have yet
returned the forms. The filing
period will close Friday at 4
p.m.
In order to be considered, a
candidate must be 18 years of
age or older, a resident inside
the town limits- for at least six
months and a registered voter.
The fees for qualifying total
$36.
Political hopefuls must open
a campaign account at an area
bank as well as complete a
financial interests statement.
The potential candidates must
also take a loyalty oath.
The candidates that are elect-
ed will serve the lesser two-year
term though the election ballot
will have a provision to change
Town Commission term lengths
from two years to four.
However, this decision must be
approved by voters and, if it is
passed, will not take effect until
the next election.
The Zolfo Springs Town
Commission is made up of 5
members and meets once a
month for a regular session.
Currently serving alongside of
Neel, Otero and White are Lois
Dandridge and Maggie Belcher.


dents joined the tobacco pre-
vention club this year. There is
'also a SWAT at Hardee'tJrHigh
that boasts around twenty mem-
bers. Others are also welcome.


County Cuts Taxes


By JOAN SEAMAN .
Of The Herald-Advocate
A drop in taxes was con-
firmed on Tuesday night.
The Hardee County Com-
mission put the finishing touch-
es on its 2008-09 budget and
approved lowering the tax rate
from the proposed 9.0304 mills
to 8.5540.
Tax payers will see the differ-
ence on their tax bills in early
November. The TRIM (Truth
In Millage) notices they re-
ceived last month were at the
higher rate.
Actual changes in the unin-
corporated areas of the county
will vary according to the value
of a person's home, averagely
down about seven percent.
Taxpayers with a $50,000 home
will see about $20 savings.
Those with a $200,000 home
may see about $180-200 less on
their tax notices, estimated
Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford.
Businesses big and small will
also see a big windfall from the
tax .cut.
That cut may apply to those
in the municipalities, too. Both
Zolfo Springs and Bowling
Green kept the same millage
they have had for years,
Bowling Green at 7.25 mills
and Zolfo Springs at the roll-
back rate of 9.0 for its $4 mil-
lion budget, which includes
about $3 million in grants for


sewer plant renovations.
Wauchula set its millage up a
bit from the 5.02 which ,it has
had for years. Commissioners
voted Monday night to use the
roll-back rate of 5.442 mills to
fund its. $27.3 million budget,
saying state funding cuts forced
the change to meet funding
requirements.
On Tuesday night, the com-
mission decided the county
budget could stand a reduction
in contingencies and reserves
and approved the budget of $58
million. Although millage is up
from last year's 7.7926 rate, it is
less than anticipated at this
year's roll-back rate, of 8.5540.
The proposed 9.0304 rate was
set during budget workshops
this summer when an .active
hurricane season and state bud-
get cuts were at their worst.
"It's been pretty obvious in
this election year, that-,Reople
don't want a tax increase. Lt 's
go back to 8.5, somewhere in
the middle (between last year's
rate and the proposed rate).
Next year when the power plant
comes back on line and Mosaic
starts its mining, things will be
different," said Commission
Chairman Dale Johnson.
Commissioner Minor Bryant,
the senior member of the com-
mission with several terms
under his belt, reminded the
commission there were ,years
the budget had no reserves and


they had to adjust it monthly.
He commented, "I feel really
good about the next few years,
when the budget won't be so
radical. When the Fort Meade
mine extension starts, we'll
have $500,000 a year to put in
reserves and build it back up."
On' Thesday night, the com-
mission made two changes to
the budget which will not
change the total. One was to
transfer $105,000 from the
General Fund to Solid Waste for
the annual closure fund. Each
year the amount needed is esti-
mated based on several factors,
and it came out higher this year
than was anticipated in the
Solid Waste budget.
The commission also decided
on a split vote to take $10,000
from contingencies and add it
back to the Peace River Center
contribution, which had been
drastically cut during budget
workshops. The crisis stabiliza-
tion unit is the only one dealing
with the mentally ill, including
children, commissioners said.
Commissioners Bryant, Nick
Timmerman and Johnson voted
for it and commissioners Bobby
Smith and Gordon Norris were
against. They said there were a
lot of groups which had budget
cuts and also served children
and families.
S"These are people who don't
have a choice, they are born
with the illness," said Bryant.


Fire-Rescue Covers Corner To Corner


What Fire-Rescue Is


tion to the commission and an
audience which included about
20 off-duty firefighters.

The Department
All Hardee firefighters are
dual certified, either as a fire-
fighter/paramedic or a firefight-
er/EMT (Emergency Medical
Technician). The EMTs are
trained in basic medical care,
splinting a broken bone, stop-
ping bleeding, stabilizing a
patient. The paramedics are
capable of doing on-the-spot
triage (determining the severity,
priority of care needed). They
can administer medications,
such as for seizures, narcotics,
or to correct heart rhythms.
"We have the same responsi-
bility in the field, at 3 a.m. in an
uncontrolled environment, all
kinds of weather, that an emer-
gency room nurse does in her
controlled environment," said
Choate.
Calls vary from structure or
See FIRE-RESCUE 2A.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"When you're riding in an
ambulance, :i's not good
enough or fast enough."
Former County Commission-
er Maurice Henderson summed
up his feelings about an acci-
dent many years ago and the
need for Hardee County Fire-
Rescue.
It came at the end of a session
again discussing Fire-Rescue,
its expenses and its value.
"If you don't need it, it's too
expensive, but if you need it,
you expect it to be there."
Commissioner Minor Bryant
gave voice to the many com-
ments he has heard pro and con
about Fire-Rescue as the
Hardee County Commission'
again on Friday reviewed the
department, -its budget and
comments on its need.
Fire-Chief Michael Choate,
Assistant Chief. Dan Harsh-
burger and medical director Dr.
Cary Pigman gave a presenta-


How Help Arrives


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
How do Polk County dis-
patchers answer Hardee County
911 calls?
When residents of Hardee
County call 911 for a fire or
medical emergency their. calls
are transferred to Polk County
dispatchers. From there .dis-
patchers contact Hardee County:
Fire/Rescue and direct it to the
emergency.
"The public is usually un-
aware that there has been a
switch," says dispatch, shift
supervisor Mark Yule.
. Every call that is transferred
to the Polk County dispatch fol-
lows a step-by-step procedure.
An Emergency Medical Dis-
patch operator, also known as
an intake operator, receives the
call. Every caller is asked basic'
questions that consist of their
name, address, phone number,
and their medical emergency.
To determine how severe the
emergency is, the dispatchers


will ask if the victim is con-
scious or having trouble breath-
ing, chest pain, and if there are
any broken bones or bleeding.
They may ask increasingly
detailed questions to determine
what medical equipment is
needed.
As soon as the intake opera-
tor has the initial information
he/she forwards it to the dis-
patcher who radios Hardee
County Fire/Rescue. That dis-
patcher remains in contact with
the rescue unit until they arrive
at the situation.
From the time someone calls
911 until the time the dispatch-
ers radio Fire/Rescue takes any-
where from 20-45 seconds
according to Yule. "The intake
operators are in constant con-
tact with dispatchers. They send
updates on the person's medical
condition through computers,
similar to text messaging only
faster," says Yule.
There are 33 different codes
See ARRIVES 2A


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
Polk County dispatchers answer 911 calls from Hardee County and relay them within seconds to Hardee County
Fire/Rescue.







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FWC Considers Quota


Hunt Syste

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) discussed changes to the
quota hunt system at its meeting
in Jacksonville last week.
The FWC uses the quota hunt
system to control the number of
hunters on wildlife manage-
ment areas during high-demand
periods.


m Changes

individuals and do not warrant
changes that would make thi
system less user-friendly to eth
ical hunters.
Florida is the only state tha
allows transferring quota hun
permits. The state does no
allow the purchase or sale o
quota hunt permits.
Commissioners directed


to judge a caller's medical.
emergency. For example, if a
person is diabetic and is having
trouble breathing there is a code.
of questions specifically .for
people with diabetes. The three
most common emergencies,
according to Yule, are cardiac
arrest, bleeding, and childbirth.
All Polk County dispatchers
are. Emergency Medical Dis-
patch-certified after a 40-hour
course. They continue training


FIRE-RESCUE
Continued From IA


brush fires to motor vehicle
accidents, to hazardous material
spills, to emergency medical.
care.

Firefighting
Choate explained the levels
of,care according to national
and state standards for training
and treatment by emergency
staff as well as for fire protec-
tion/service.
They range from high hazard,
such as schools, hospitals, nurs-
ing homes or day care; to medi-
um hazard, such as offices,
businesses and industry; to low
hazard-scattered dwellings,
small businesses, etc. Rural
operations require a pumper
with large water tank, in addi-
tion to other equipment.
Station 1-Wauchula, has one
engine and one ambulance, and
five firefighters per shift and is
mainly responsible for calls
from Will 'Duke Road north to
SR 62 and east and west of U.S.
17. Its service changed insur-
ance classification (ISO) from a
7 down to a 4.
Station 2-Zolfo Springs has
the same equipment and
staffing. It can get to Will Duke
Road faster than Station 1, and
covers everything south of Will'
Diukle Road,. east and west. Its
service changed the ISO in
Zolfo Springs from a 7 down to
a 4.
Station 3-Bowling Green has
an ambulance and two firefight-
ers per shift. There is a fire
truck there but not staff for it,
it meaning backup crews have to
e come to man it. Its ISO changed
from a 7to a 5.
When fighting a fire, a two-
t man crew is not allowed to go
It into a building for interior
)t attack until another crew and
f truck arrives to provide back-up
and rescue for them if need be.
d


After considering several FWC staff to develop addition- Emergency Medical Care
options, including a list of pro- al options that could have more The type of emergency care
posals from a stakeholder work- universal support among affect- is determined initially by the
ing group for overhauling the ed hunters, while addressing intake dispatcher in talking with
agency's quota hunt system, the fair and flexible considerations the person who calls about an
commission asked staff to con- that limit potential for abuse. incident. As quickly as initial
tinue analyzing other possible "This meeting helped us fo-. questions determine the kind of
options. cus on the best way to achieve call, the intake person, who has
Proposals to alter the way the fair access for hunting on been on the computer, gets the
FWC issues the permits and to wildlife management areas in radio dispatcher going. That
make permits non-transferable Florida," said Diane Eggeman, person chooses one of 93 fre-
among hunters drew com- director of the FWC's Division quencies and contacts the right
spelling reactions from both of Hunting and Game Manage- Fire-Rescue station, staying in
sides of the issue. ment. "We look forward, to radio contact with the
Some argued the current sys- bringing back-a new proposal in station/truck until the matter is
tem leads, to abuses; others said .the near future for the 2009-10 resolved.
the abuses are limited to a few hunting season." The intake person is still talk-
ing to the caller, checking infor-
mation such as address and
location, and getting more
Letter To The Editor information on what's happen-
ing (see related story).
Vote 'Yes' NOV. 4 QO Emergency calls have various
Vote 'Yes O levels of service. First is Aid
and Assist, an incident that does
Marriage Amendment not equiretransport,such as an
.. ........ incapacitated person falling out
Dear Editor: .-If you're not registered to of'bed or a child locked in a
Tuesday, Nov. 4, you have vote, please do so my Monday, car but' moving around and
the opportunity to vote yes on Oct. 6. Thank you! unhurt.
Amendment 2. A yes vote on The next level may require
Amendment 2 does one thing Hardee County transport by a basic life support
and one thing alone . it Marriage Coalition ambulance to a medical facility
defines marriage as the union of Janis Bass. Phyllis Barley, 'or transfer'fronr one facility to
one man and one woman. John Russell, another. .
You can only be a part of pro- Barbara Nicholson,.Priscilla Critical care requires an
tecting traditional marriage if Kelley:and Melianiy Cole advanced life support ambu-
you are registered to vote. IWauchula lance because it could be lfe-
S .eatening. It may..require an
There's little risk in becoming overly proud of one's garden engine response along with.ithe
because gardening by its very nature is humbling. It has a wily 'ambulance. d
of keeping you on your knees. Fire engines are equipped
-Joanne R. Barwick with both fire and medical
equipment. The cab.hasa cabi-
net of medications and equip-
.Cment, such as a cardiac-.monitor
.or. pediatric supplies. In fact, if.
they're returning from another
call and are closest' tio the emer-




CONSERVATIVE
"6r7 D" P


HURRICANE (KE HELP
An article in last week's
edition encouraged peo-
ple to 'work with Cutting
Edge Ministries to help get
food and other supplies to
victims of Hurricane Ike,
It should have said cash
donations are needed, so
they can purchase the
needed supplies. For more
information, all Pastor
Weinell Smith at 863-581-
7610. .4

At The Herald-Acvocate,
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.


agency, that yehio e will respond
first.
Fire engines also respond to
vehicle accidents. The fire truck
. and/or crew may be needed foa
road or electrical hazards,
securing a vehicle for patient
extrication or immobilization (it
takes four people to safely
remove and immobilize a
patient without doing additional .
harm to them), jaws of life and
similar equipment.

Staffqgg
This all mean-mal power,
explained Choate. Vehicle acci-
dents particularlyare time and
labor intensive. Hardee does
not have the staffing other rural
counties have. DeSdto-County
has 15 firefighters per.shift and
Okeechobee has 16. Hardee has
12 per shift to cover the 637
squire miles of the county 24
hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Hardee Fire-Rescue bud-
get has actually' decreased in
operating costs, with streamlin-
ing and reallocation of services
to different stations lowering
fuel costs, etc. For the safety of
everyone, there has to be regu-
lar maintenance and replace-
ment of vehicles.
"Hardee County Fire-Rescue



NEW AND IMPROVED


provides excellent patient care
with highly trained firefighters,
EMTs and paramedics. We
serve the citizen's of this county
with full dedication, having
limited resources and less
staffing than all surrounding
agencies.
"The administration of HCFR
is confident that we have been
proper. stewards, of county tax
dollars by ensuring the equality
between budget increases and
additional staffing which has
occurred over the last six
years," concluded the Fire-
Rescue presentation.
Concerns
Some members of the audi-
ence questioned the need for
some levels of emergency/fire
response. Large landowners
thought they are overcharged
for fire assessment because they
also pay state fire costs. Others
thought that in these economic
times the county may not be
able to afford "luxuries" in care.
Talking to local firefighters
after the meeting, they ex-
pressed disappointment with
some people's attitudes. They
noted they go from relaxed state'
to highly emotional critical situ-
ations in minutes. They have to
make on-the-spot decisions that


could make a difference in a
person's life or death, or the
quality of care.
"There is a golden hour of
treatment for stroke, heart
attack, head injury. We need to
decide to call a helicbpter.to the
scene to get them to a trauma
center within that time frame.
We have to calm them, and the
people around tIelih. One of us.
has to be in charge, to. see that
all the proper procedures are
done and nothing is overlooked.
We get very little credit, and
quite a bit of criticism," they
said.
State Fire Marshal Capt.
Brandon Ball, a former eight-
year Hardee firefighter, tried to
put it in perspective. "I cover 12
counties and have contact with
many departments. I know for a
fact that the Hardee Department
gets more bang for its buck than
any local fire department. The
quality of care is above
reproach.
"One of our divisions over-
sees firefighting standards.
Yours does a tremendous job
for your citizens to have fully
qualified people working
according t6 protocols or stan-
dards. You can't do much more
with less than they do," he said.


on the job because of
protocols. Each dispatch
have not only typing an
al computer skills, but
and awareness, and mr
ing abilities. Polk CoW
patc iers are- unique
they are cross-trained
intake operator and disl
The shift supervise
"Having our dispatcher
trained is especially
because if a dispatch


IHnigFshingForcas


9/25/08
Sun Data
RIises: 7:18 am
Sets: 7:20 pm
LOD: 12:02:00
SMoon Data
Rises: 3:34 am
Sets: 5:09 pm'
Major Times
9:21,am-11:21a'm
9:46 pm-11:46 pm
Minor Times
3:38 am-4:38 am
4:03 pm-5:03 pm
- Prediction
Better .
9/26/2008
Sun Data'
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 7:19 pm
LOD: 12:01:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:36 am
SSets: 5:43 pm
Major Times
16:09 am-12:09 pm
10:34 pm-12:34 am
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4:26 am-5:26 am
4:51 pm-5-:51 pm
Prediction
Good
9/27/2008
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Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 7:18 pm
LOD: 11:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:37 am
Sets: 6:15 pm
Major Times
10:56 am12:56 pm
Minor Times
5:13 am-6:13am
5:38 pm-6:38 pm
Prediction
Good
9/28/2008
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Rises: 7:19 am
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LOD: 11:57:00
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Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 6:46 pm


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9/29/2008
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Rises: 7:33 am
Sets: 7:17 pm
Major Times
11:59 pm-l:59 am
12:25 pm-2:25 pm
Minor Times
6:42 am-7:42 am
7:07 pm-8:07 pm
Prediction
Better
9/30/2008
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Rises: 7:20 am
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updating leave the room for some reason
her must one of the intake operators can
id gener- switch positions to dispatcher."
listening A common problem that pan-
aultitask- icked callers have is forgetting
unty dis- their physical address according
because to Yule. "People should have"
in both their vital information close by
patcher. when they call 911. I suggest
or adds, they write it down and post it
rs cross- somewhere in their home," says
y good Yule.
r has to Callers should expect to be
asked their physical' address,
city, a nearest cross street and
whether or not they are in a sub-
Sdivision or apartment. In a rural
area, like Hardee County,
1:54:00 callers may have to use identi-
SData tiers such as a river or other nat-
8:29 am ural landmark.
:49pm "We're aware that Hardee
Times County is a rural area so if
-2:42 pm 'someone calls from "off of S.R.
-3:08 pm 66", and they have no cross
8:25 am street, then use identifiers like
-8:50 pm two miles from Charlie Creek.
ktion The public has to have confi-
tst dence in its owin Fire/Rescue
2008 that they will locate them," says
Data Yule.
':20 am Not all emergencies occur at
:13 pm home and people are sometimes
1:53:00 forced to use cell phones to call
Data 911. When calling from a cell
:24 pm phone, according to Yule, it is
Times the caller's responsibility to let
3:29 am dispatchers know of their loca-
3:55 pm tion.
rimes Yule concluded, "We are con-
9:12 am stantly evaluating our perfor-
9:37 pm ance. At the end of each day
cion we review three percent of our
st daily calls, discussing the posi-
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Art Classes
Offered By SFCC
A series of art classes will
be offered this fall at the TAG
Studio in the Hotel
Jacaranda in Avon Park, pro-
vided by South Florida
Community College. The
variety of art classes, paint-
ing with acrylics, jewelry
beading, watercolor funda-
mentals and workshop will
all be available for the avid
artist.
All classes will vary dates,
times, and cost. For more
information, call 773-2252
ext. 7388.

QuickBooks Class
Oct. 10 At SFCC
For people interested in
learning the QuickBooks
computer program, South
Florida Community College's
Corporate and Continuing
Education, is offering a work-
shop that will teach the fun-
damentals of it.
The cost is $125 per per-
son and the class will be held
Friday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 5
p.m. at the SFCC Highlands
Campus. To register for the
workshop, call SFCC
Registration at 863-784-
7405.

SFCC Is Offering
Nursing Programs
A variety of nursing-related
programs will be offered
through South Florida
Community College at the
Highlands and DeSoto cam-
puses. For Licensed
Practical Nurses looking to
become Registered Nurses
an information session will
be held next Thursday, Oct.
2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
SFCC's DeSoto campus. For
more information, call 784-
7290.
Two basic courses for
health care providers will be
available at the Highlands
campus. On is for Nurse
Assistant and the other is for
Home Health Aide. For more
information on dates and
times and to register for
courses, call 863-453-6661.

$ Support Offend
For Older Adults
The Elder Helpline, a not-
for-profit: corporation, pro-
vides help for caregivers and
older adults about making
informed, decisions about
available assistance such as
Medicare, health insurance,
and drug plans. For more
information, contact 1-800-
963-5337.
The agency that provides
the Elder Helpline is also
looking for volunteers to
counsel and assist older
adults and their caregivers.
For more information, call 1-
800-336-2226.

Show Chorus
Seeks Singers
Local singers interested in
joining the Heart of
Highlands Sweet Adelines,
Show Chorus, which meet in
Avon Park, openings 'are
available. A Wauchula mem-
ber is looking for someone to
ride with.
SWeekly practices are held
Son Thursday from 7 to 9:30
p.m at 20 S. Verona Ave. in
Avon Park. For more infor-
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate ..
75 YEARS AGO
Future Farmers Held First
Meet Monday: Wauchula chap-
ter, Future Farmers of America,
held its first meeting of the year
Monday night at the classroom
in La Brisa with 65 students and
visitors present.
Wauchula Valuation Is Set At
$1,190,000: A special meeting
of the Wauchula City Council
was held Monday night at
which time the assessment roll
for 1933 was adopted. The
assessment roll totals approxi-
mately $1,190,000 for 1933
compared with $2,022,570 for
1932.
Large Crowd Attends Initial
PTA Meet: A crowd of 300 or
400 parents attended the first
meeting of the Parent-Teacher
Association held in the Gram-
mar School Building Friday
night. Mrs. M.C. Kayton was
chairman of the meeting and
introduced several speakers,
including Superintendent J.K.
Chapman.
Board Seeking Coach For
Wauchula School: Coach
Lucious M. Moseley, football
coach at Wauchula High school
last season, resigned last
Sunday to accept a position
with the federal government.
Coach Moseley's resignation
was accepted with regrets by
the school officials.

W.D. Carlton In Race For
City Mayor Again: Mayor W.D.
Carlton yesterday announced
his candidacy for re-election as
mayor of the city of Wauchula,
in the election to be held Nov. 7,
being the first to formally
announce for that office.
Officers Re-Elected At
Hardee County Sing: The annu-
al Hardee County Singing Con-
vention held at Dry Prairie
Saturday and Sunday drew a
record crowd from all parts of
Hardee and adjoining counties.
Dan Cowart, of Wauchula, was
re-elected president and L.H.
Driggers, of Bowling Green,
was elected vice-president.
50 YEARS AGO
Railroad Valuations Set At 33
Percent: The county's financial
picture for next year is not
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first anticipated, thanks to a
change of heart by the State
Railroad Assessment Board.
Instead of the expected
$752,575 cut in the assessment,
Hardee will lose only $195,213
from its assessment roll.
Wildcats Trim Miners 13 to
6:.Despite the loss of 160 yards
via penalties the beefy Hardee
High Wildcats overpowered a
lighter Fort Meade eleven last
Friday night in the first game of
the season for both teams. The
13 to 6 score was hardly indica-
tive of the strength of the two
teams.
Anderson Loses By One
Vote, May Protest: Charles
Anderson Jr., who lost his bid
for a Bowling Green City
Commission seat by one vote,
says that he will protest Tues-
day's city election. Anderson
received 122 votes to 123 for
Ed Brooke.
Three Races In Runoff Tues-
day: One county commission
seat, a circuit judgeship and a
place on the Florida Railroad
and Public Utilities Commis-
sion will be at stake in the sec-
ond Democratic. primary next
Tuesday.
Resolution Sets Up Priorities
For County's Roads: The third,
and what county commissioners
hope will be the last, resolution
establishing priorities for road
construction under the county's
$1.8 million bond project was
approved this week.
Peace Officers' School Opens
In Wauchula: Hardee County's
third Peace Officers' Training
School this year opened in
Wauchula Monday for a two-
week run. The previous schools
have attracted a large number of
peace officers from this area.
25 YEARS AGO
Zolfo Bike-A-Thon Satur-,
day: Zolfo Springs will come
alive this Saturday at 9 a.m. as
the wheels will start turning in
the special Cystic Fibrosis
Bike-A-Thon scheduled for the
Zolfo Civic Center. Dale Deu-
berry, Chairman of the event, is
enthused with the response gen-
erated by Bike-A-Thon.
Four Vie For Two B.G.
Commission Seats: Bowling
Green residents will be going to
the polls on Tuesday of next
week to choose two city com-
missioners. Incumbent Pat
Knight, who has just finished


Healing Health Care

For Small Business


There are nearly 6 million
small-business employers in the
U.S. But only about half can
afford health insurance.
That's the word from ana-
lysts who say that small busi-
nesses are disproportionately
burdened by health care costs
and that their owners and
employees often pay the price.
Of the 47 million Americans
without health insurance, more
than 28 million are small-busi-
ness owners, their employees or
their dependents.
While a number of factors
contribute to this coverage gap-
including premiums jumping
129 percent in the last eight
years-National Federation of
Independent Business (NFIB)
CEO Todd Stottlemyer says
government policy plays a
major role.
"Under current law, small
businesses don't enjoy the same
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options as large businesses and
corporations," says Stottlemyer.
"On average, they pay 18
percent more for the same
health care benefits. Small-
business owners and employees
are shouldering an overwhelm-
ing and disproportionate burden
of the health care system."
Healthy Change
Fortunately for small busi-
nesses-which comprise a voting
bloc larger than soccer moms
and NASCAR dads-an aggres-
sive health care campaign
called "Solutions Start Here"
could help bring about change.
Kicked off with a letter sent
by NFIB to the presidential can-
didates, the movement 'urges
policymakers to deliver real and
meaningful health care reform
for small business-something
that 71 percent of small-busi-
ness voters believe should be a '
top priority for the next presi-
dent.
The campaign included "Fix-
it Forums" held in cities across
the country, where small-busi-
ness owners, employees and
decision makers learn from
each other's stories and strug-
gles. But it will also serve to
communicate with presidential
candidates to ensure they fully
consider small business as a
significant voting bloc.
Additionally, NFIB mem-
bers, presidential candidates
and legislators will be invited to
sign a petition that reinforces
the need to drive down health
care costs while maintaining
quality and choice. The petition
will be submitted to the lllth
Congress and the incoming
administration.
"The needs of small busi-
nesses must be included in
health care reform," says
Stottlemyer. "Because when it's
fixed for small business, it's
fixed for America."


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her first term of office, is being
challenged by George Burde-
shaw.
School Board May Sue A.C.
Designer: The Hardee County
School Board is looking into
the possibility of bringing a
lawsuit against the designer of
the air conditioning and heating
system at North Wauchula Ele-
mentary. Superintendent John
Terrell says that the crucial
question is timeliness.
Trial Begins For Defendants
In Drug Sting Operation: A jury
trial began Monday for six men
accused of purchasing 238
pounds of marijuana for
$68,500 from local sheriff's
deputies and Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
against a sting operation earlier
this year.
Gov. Graham Visits Hardee
County: Florida Gov. Bob
Graham was in Hardee County
for about 30 minutes Monday
afternoon when he visited the
CF Industries phosphate mining
reclamation project just north of
Fort Green.
Local Cowboys Rodeo
Winners: The two most danger-
ous events in rodeo were won
by contestants from Wauchula.
At Saturday's River Ranch
Resort Rodeo, Jim Howard, of
Wauchula had the winning ride
on "Bad Brahma" in the bull
riding competition. Terry Ward,
also of Wauchula, scored 60
points in the bareback bronc
ride on "Brazzo.".
10 YEARS AGO
BG Election Tuesday: Bowl-
ing Green voters will go to the
voting booths this coming
Tuesday to elect three city com-
missioners. This is a majority of
the commission, which has five
members. Running for a two-
year stint are three candidates,
Randy Mink, Charles Spann
'and Spencer Thompson.

Damaged Roads Set For Re-
pair: County and state officials
are taking different viewpoints
on the sidewalk and road con-
struction the state is doing in
the county. County Commis-
sioners expressed dissatisfac-
tion in last week's meeting
about the delay in getting roads
damaged by the El Nino flood-
ing repaired.
Is Hardee In Path For De-
struction?: Hardee County pre-
pared Wednesday for the possi-
ble arrival of a tempestuous vis-
itor. At press time, whether
Hurricane Georges would stop
by, near, in or bypass Hardee
County this weekend was still
undecided. County Emergency
Management Director Ty


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sends updates throughout the
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Don't Forget To Vote In
Runoff: Hey! It's not over yet!
That's what Elections Super-
visor William "Sonny" Coker,
and the candidates themselves,
would like to say to every regis-
tered Hardee County Democrat.
Ray Grimes and Clifton "Nick"
Timmerman were the two top
vote getters Sept 1. in a three-
way battle for the Democratic
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Start: Construction of a new fire
station north of Wauchula got
its start last week, as land was
cleared and workmen began
placing drainage culverts.
Agner Construction Inc. of
Bartow will begin the nearly
$400,000 project off U.S. 17.
State Park Adds Playground
Equipment: Haven't visited
Paynes Creek State Historic
Site in Bowling Green lately?
Maybe now is a good time to
pack a picnic lunch, gather up
the kids and head out to Hardee
County's historic and natural
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Obituaries


MAEDELL POWELL
NORTHUP
Maedell Powell Northup, 89,
of Bowling Green, died on
'hursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at her
home.
Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Fort
Meade, she lived in Bowling
Green for most of her life, was
a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons,
Philip L. Northup and wife
Leta, of Inverness, Jerry E.
Northup, of Lecanto, and Harry
0. Northup and wife Pam, of
Bowling Green; one daughter,
Janice Cook and husband Bill,
of Bowling Green; 16 grand-
children; 31 great-grandchil-
dren; and one great-great-
. grandchild.
Visitation was Saturday from
1 to 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church, of Fort Meade, where
services were held at 2 p.m.
'with the Rev. Blake Albritton,
the Rev. Jim Williams and
Brother Jeff Cook officiating.
Interment followed in Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery.
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MAEDELL POWELL
NORTHUP
Maedell Powell Northup,
89, of Bowling Green, died
on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008,
at her home.
Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Fort
-Meade, she lived in Bowling
Green for most of her life,
'was a member of Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church and a home-
maker.
Survivors include three
sons, Philip L. Northup and
wife Leta, of Inverness, Jerry
E. Northup, of Lecanto, and
Harry 0. Northup and wife
Pam, of Bowling Green; one
daughter, Janice Cook and
husband Bill, of Bowling
Green; 16 grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was Saturday
from I to 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church, of Fort
Meade, where services were
held at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
Blake Albritton, the Rev. Jim
Williams and Brother Jeff
Cook officiating. Interment
followed in Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery.



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MARTIN HENRY
GARCIA
Martin Henry Garcia, 46, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, Sept.
'21, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Obrian, Texas, on
Oct. 19, 1961, he came to
'Hardee County six years ago
from North Carolina. He was a
farm laborer prior to being dis-
abled. He was a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife
Mary Magdeline Garcia of
Wauchula; mother Maria
Garcia of Wauchula; six daugh-
ters, Nina Garcia of Tampa,
SSalina Garcia of Avon Park, and
Victoria Garcia, Nora Garcia,
Martina Garcia and Ashley
Garcia, all of Wauchula; one
step-son, Rudy Lopez of
Wauchula; five brothers, Rudy
Garcia of Amerius, Ga., Daniel
Garcia of Ruskin, Ricardo
Garcia of Tampa, and Raul
Garcia and Jose Garcia, both of'
SWauchula; four sisters, Juanita
Garcia of Ruskin, Alexandra
Retana of Bowling Green,
Adela Chapa of Tampa and
.Irma Sanchez of Wauchula; and
nine grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
'day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
'funeral home. A Mass of
"Christian Burial will be tomor-
row at noon at St. Michael
Catholic Church with the Rev.
'Teo Mata officiating. Interment
will follow in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


FRANSISCA ALVAREZ
BADILLO
Fransisca Alvarez Badillo,
76, of Fort Meade died on
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at her
residence.
Born June 16, 1932, in
Juanajuato, Mexico, she moved
to Fort Meade in 1970. She was
a homemaker and member of'
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
. in Fort Meade.
She was preceded in death by
a son, Juan Carlos Badillo.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Juan Badillo Sr. of Fort
Meade; four sons, Juan Antonio
Badillo of Ruskin, Arthur
Badillo of Wauchula, and Juan
Fransisco ]adillo, and Jose
Luis -Badillo both of Fort
Meade; three daughters, Maria
Yolanda Garza of Zolfo
Springs, Rosa Maria Garza of
Corpus Christi, Texas, and
Maria Isabell Badillo of Green-
ville, Mich.; two sisters, Socor-
ro Dominguez of Houston,
Texas and Manuela Luis of San
Banito, Texas; and several other
brothers and sisters residing in
Mexico; 19 grandchildren; and
19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 to
8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at
the funeral home. Funerals ser-
vices was held at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday at St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Fort Meade.
Interment followed in Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
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A community gardening meeting will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the County Extension Office, announced
Mary Mitchell. Anyone interested in being part of the garden expe-
rience is invited to attend. The purpose is education, teaching peo-
ple how to grow a successful garden.
Veteran sodbuster Bim Davis of Fort Green will be the master
gardener. For more information call 773-2164 at the county ag
office.
The Florida citrus nursery industry has shrunk sine 2001 but is
still strong, reports the August 2008 Land & Living Southwest
Florida magazine.
In 2001 there were 71 citrus nurseries with a capacity of 5.8
million trees. In 2008 there are 35 nurseries with a capacity of 2.5
to 3 million trees.
In that time Florida's citrus acreage has dropped from 832,000
acres to 607,000 acres. Annual tree losses are estimated at 3.25 per-
cent or about 2.6 million trees.

The same magazine, published by Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida, tells readers how to manage land for more quail. Land
should be like a quilt of many patches.
Quail need nesting cover and escape cover and a big variety of
foods. Some cattle grazing is fine but not too much.
Recommendations include rotational grazing, timing the grazing,
improved pasture in 100- to 200-yard strips within the native range,
enclosing some areas to keep out livestock, and allow weeds and
shrubs to grow along fencelines.
The magazine also has a feature story on Redding Farms in
Hardee County. The farm is owned by Wesley and Yvonne
Redding. They have three young sons.
The September 2008 AARP Bulletin reports America is chal-
lenged by a national debt approaching $10 trillion, a current feder-
;al budget deficit of about $492 billion, a large foreign trade deficit,
and exhausted savings accounts for many of its citizens.
AARP says Americans have a civic duty to save and the coun-
try needs to bring future spending, future tax policy and future sav-
ings into alignment.
AARP said the average American household has a mortgage
debt of $84,911, car and tuition loans of $14,414, home equity
loans of $10,062 and credit card debt of $8,565, a total of
$117,952.
Florida Hospital Wauchula on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting
on its expanded and modernized emergency room.
The approximately $1 million expansion increases the ER
beds from 7 to 14 and is very modern. Hospital administrator Linda
Adler said the Wauchula ER has about 12,000 patients a year.
The Polk Group Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club reported
Earthjustice, on behalf of the Sierra Club, ManaSota-88, People for
Protecting Peace River and the Gulf Restoration Network, recently
filed a lawsuit challenging federal approval for Mosaic to mine 480
acres of wetlands within the Peace River watershed. This is the
2,367- acre Altman Tract in Manatee County in the watershed of
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MARTIN HENRY
GARCIA
Martin Henry Garcia, 46,
of Wauchula, died Sunday,
Sept. 21, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Obrian, Texas, on
Oct. 19, 1961, he came to
Hardee County six years ago
from North Carolina. He was
a farm laborer prior to being
disabled. He was a member
of St. Michael Catholic
Church.
Survivors include his wife
Mary Magdeline Garcia of
Wauchula; 'mother Maria
Garcia of Wauchula; six
daughters, Nina Garcia. of
Tampa, Salina Garcia of
Avon Park, 'and Victoria
Garcia, Nora Garcia, Martina
Garcia and Ashley Garcia, all
of Wauchula; one step-son,
Rudy Lopez of Wauchula;
five brothers, Rudy Garcia of
Amerius, Ga., Daniel Garcia
of Ruskin, Ricardo Garcia of
Tampa, and Raul Garcia and
Jose Garcia, both of Wau-
chula; four sisters, Juanita
Garcia of Ruskin, Alexandra
Retana of Bowling Green,
Adela Chapa of Tampa and
Irma Sanchez of Wauchula;'
and nine grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home., A Mass of
Christian Burial will be
tomorrow at noon at St.
Michael Catholic Church
with the Rev. Teo Mata offi-
ciating. Interment Will follow
in Wauchula Cemetery.



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THURSDAY, SEPT. 25
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex 1, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
V'Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
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approve the Altman Tract mining application by Mosaic.
The Hardee County Commission has approved the proposed
South Fort Meade Mine Extension application f6r northeastern
Hardee east of the Peace River. Lee County has filed an objection
to this mine plan. Lee is concerned about Charlotte Harbor which
is fed in part by Peace River.

A large glass of valencia orange juice at Cracker Barrel is
$2.39. A regular glass is $1.99.

Congratulations to the Hardee Wildcat football team who
defeated Fort Myers Riverdale 13-9 Friday at Wildcat Stadium,
despite three blocked punts, a couple of pass interceptions and two
lost fumbles within 10 yards of the Riverdale goal line.
This was an improvement over the first two games of the sea-
son. The Wildcats if they continue to improve will be favored over
Avon Park this Friday in Wauchula in a district game.
Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for making the Major
League Baseball playoffs and being close to the AL East title.

The No. 4-ranked Florida Gators looked great in a 30-6 win
over the Tennessee Vols.
The FSU Seminoles stumbled against Wake Forest behind
mistakes of two inexperienced quarterbacks.
The USF Bulls continue to have an outstanding young season.

We are living in some weird financial times in America, with
warfronts in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the presidential race in full
swing. ,
Democrat Barack Obama, with runningmate Joe Biden, is in a
close hot race with Republican John McCain and his VP candidate
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The polls indicate a close race with per-
haps Obama in a slight lead this week.
With federal bailouts being planned and big investment com-
panies being purchased by others at low prices, the stock market
has been ruled by bears more than bulls lately. The 'market has
declined by double digits during the past year.
Regular unleaded gasoline was selling for $3.619 on Tuesday
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It embraces my soul
like a spreading disease.
And when you look into my eyes,
I'm always in a trance.
Almost as if I was gazing
into an imaginary sea.
I can't pull out of this enclosure,
that has me blind to the rest of the world.
All I see is you.
And I thought my heart was to weak
to feel anymore,
but you penetrate me deep down'to the core.
Almost like an obsession,
I can't get enough of you.
But please believe me when I say,
that my feelings are true like the sky is blue.
Everyday the love I have for you grows deeper,
And all the hate that was balled up inside
of me gets weaker.
We've been together a little over a year.
But it feels like a lifetime.
And no matter what the future might bring,
you'll always be in this heart of mine...

Heather Wingate
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By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, if there was any question about SEC dom-
inance of college football just check the Top 20. The SEC has five
teams in the Top 10. The LSU-Auburn game was vintage SEC this
weeeknd. LSU pulls out a win at the end. Alabama and Georgia
should be another classic this weekend. Florida should have no
Trouble with Ole Miss. Mississippi St. should pose no test for LSU
either. UAB should fall to South Carolina as will Western
Kentucky to Kentucky. The gap between the SEC and the other
conferences is close to Grand Canyon in scope.
East Carolina was "College Football's Darling" for a few
weeks. The BCS dream is over after a stunning OT loss to N.C.
State. After defeating the ACC and Big East defending champions,
ECU now is looking at not even leading its own CUSA. That dis-
tinction goes to the Marshall Thundering Herd with a 3-1 record
and 2-0 in CUSA. Marshall has used solid defense with a good run
game to defeat Memphis and Southern Miss.
FSU has to be wondering about the "Coach in Waiting" after
putting up 3 points against Wake Forest. The Noles host Colorado
in Jacksonville this week. The Buffs are coming off a 17-14 win
over West Virginia, a team who has as many coaching question
marks as FSU. Bobby better get his guys ready with trips to Miami,
Georgia Tech and Maryland not to mention Clemson and Florida
all coming up.
USF didn't look great in a ho-hum win over FIU. Perhaps, the


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GREEN ACRES CLUB
4-H has started up once
again, and I hope that everyone
in a 4-H club has fun this
year.
Green Acres home-school
club had its first meeting on
Thursday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
New officers for the year are:
president and chaplain Kaylee
Brummett, vice-president Josh-
ua Sargent, secretary Jessica
Deese, treasurer and sergeant-
of-arms Caleb Howze, reporter
Naomi Erekson, county dele-
gate Kimberly Hernandez, and
historians Ruth Erekson and
Kelly Beall. Many new mem-
bers have joined the club this
year and we welcome them to
Green Acres.
The club leaders are Duane
and Joy Brummett.
Refreshments were brought
by the Ereksons and the Brum-
metts, and the new 4-H hand-
books were passed out. Tickets
are now on sale for the annual
Hardee County 4-H fundraiser


barbeque. Tickets can be pur-
chased from any Hardee
County 4-H member.
Every club member is expect-
ed to complete at least one pro-
ject of their choice and are
encouraged to participate in
club events and county events
in their chosen project field.
One of the events we're look-
ing forward to this year is the'
Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association's estima-
tion breakfast. The club is cater-
ing the breakfast again this year.
The event will be held Oct. 10.
Green Acres club meetings
are held monthly at the Agri-
Civic Center Complex in the
Extension meeting room every
second Thursday. Our next
meeting is Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
Green Acres is open to any
home-schoolers in Hardee
County. For more information,
call Joy Brummett at 773-3805.
Naomi Erekson
Reporter


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Bulls were looking ahead? The Bulls travel to Raleigh to face an!
N.C. State team that just ruined the BCS dream for East Carolina.'
This game could be a real test for USE The Big East seems to the
Bulls for the taking as West Virginia, Louisville and Rutgers are
struggling.
Tim Tebow is still the ft. .t runner for another Heisman
although Chase Daniel of Missouri has already thrown for over
1400 yards. Pat White needs 436 yards rushing at West Virginia to
become the all-time rushing QB in NCAA History. Michael Crab-
tree of Texas Tech is also getting the attention as a receiver. The
NCAA leading receiver at this point is not Crabtree but Marshall's
Darius Passmore who leads the nation with 118 yards per game.
Fitting though as Marshall is Wide Receiver U.
Now for the fourth week of college football's Bill O' Fare...
1.) UConn at Louisville Huskies have been walking
through the raindrops on their way to a 4-0 start. This could be a
reality check in the Cardinals back yard. UConn's Brown does lead
the nation in rushing. Louisville 33 UConn 21.
2.) Marshall at West Virginia UF vs FSU? Alabama vs.
Auburn? Maybe not the same national appeal but in WV the same
intensity. The Herd comes in 3-1 while the Mountaineers despite
311 rushing yards fell to Colorado for a 1-2 slate. It could be a clas-
sic struggle in the mountains. West Virginia 24 Marshall 20.
3.) Maryland at Clemson Terps have rebounded strong
since the opener. Clemson still has too many weapons. Their run-:
ning attack will eat up the Terps. Clemson 34 Maryland 21.
4.) Pitt at Syracuse Panthers have the players to make noise
in 08. Pitt 31 Syracuse 10.
5.) Ole Miss at Florida Gators will chomp apart this bunch
from Mississippi. UF 48 Ole Miss 13.
6.) North Carolina at Miami Canes just may be coming
back or Texas A&M is that bad. UM 35 UNC 23.
7.) Arkansas at Texas -- Hook Em Horns-No contest. Texas
51 Arkansas 14.
8.) Wisconsin at Michigan Rodriguez hasachance to make
a statement but chokes again. Wisconsin 44 Michigan 13.
9.) Tennessee at Auburn Fulmer will be throwing more
headsets this week as AU takes out LSU frustration. AU 48 UT 10..
10.) Colorado at FSU Buffs are a misleading 3-0. The heat
should wear them down. FSU 14 Colorado 13.
11.) UAB at South Carolina Gamecocks should have no
problem with CUSA bottom dwellers. USC 27 UAB 14.
12.) Mississippi State at LSU Don't look for a 3-2 game
here. LSU 41 MSU 13.
13.) Alabama at Georgia Should be a great game. Must See
Game. Georgia 34 Alabama 31.
14.) USF at N.C. State Bulls better shake of last week and
be ready. USF 34 NCSU 17.
15.) UCF at UTEP Miners are good in the desert. UTEP 38
UCF 20.



King Leaves A Sting

At W. Va. State


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Jermain King, a former Wild-
cat, is making an impression on
the West Virginia State Yellow
Jackets.
The wide receiver led the
Yellow Jackets last season with
56 catches and this season has


caught two of the seven touch-
downs. King is a sophomore
majoring in Sports Medicine.
His parents are Linda Outley
and James King of Wauchula.
King is a 2007 graduate of
Hardee Senior High where he
excelled in football, basketball,
and track.. ,


September 25, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A
S16) Green Bay at Tampa After a great comeback in OT
win, the Bucs return home to win the Battle of the Bays. The old
days return to Tampa. Tampa 31 Green Bay 27. ,
17.) Arizona at NY Jets Cardinals fly by Favre and the Jets.
Arizona 34 Jets 20.
18.) Houston at Jacksonville Steve Slaton runs past the
Jags. Houston 27 Jax 24.
19. Baltimore at Pittsburgh Steel Curtain falls on the
Ravens. Pittsburgh 30 Baltimore 21.
20.) Philadelphia at Chicago Bears bounce back after BOc
loss. Chicago 28 Philadelphia 21.


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.,
the Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing that road/easement
known as
A Portion of Pine Street and an Alleyway in the
Town of Ona
being legally described as: That portion of Pine Street
located between Blocks 5 and 8, lying between the east
right of way line of Second street (now known as Badger
Loop) and the west right of way line of Third Street (now
known as Badger Loop) and that portion of the 20 feet
alleyway located within Block 5, lying between the north
right of way line of Pine Street and the south right of way
line of Oak Street (now known as Badger Loop). The
above described portion of road and alleyway being
recorded in the original Plat of the Town of Ona, Florida as
shown in Plat Bar A-26 of the Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County
Board of County Commissioners Board Room, 412 West
Orange Strqet, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.
This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions
of Section 336, Florida Statutes.
A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-refer-
enced shall be considered by the Board of County
Commissioners after required publication of this Notice.
Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are
available for public inspection during weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 RM. in the Hardee County
Public Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact
the Board of County Commissioners' office at least five (5)
days prior to the public hearing.
All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although
minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hear-
ing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made by a court reporter.
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The Hardee Wildcats have discovered a potent threat in the
Ezayi Youyoute-Carson Davis combination. Davis caught two
passes for 104 yards, setting up one TD and scoring another. It
helped secure Hardee's 13-9 win over the Fort Myers Riverdale
Raiders and get Hardee on the winning track. The Wildcats host
Avon Park this week. Come out and cheer them on.
The Wildcats are producing winners, with reports coming back.
on grads doing well. Class of 2007's Jermain King is in his sopho-
more season as a wide receiver for the West Virginia State. He had
56 catches in his freshman season, and has two TD catches already
this season.
We've also had good news on 2008's Jayquan Gandy and Wade
Mahoney, who are helping former Wildcat and National Junior
College Player of the Year Tony DeLeon with the Fond-Du-Lac
Community College Thunder in the Minnesota College Athletic
Conference. Jayquan had over 100 yards and two TDs in his first
two games and Wade is leading the team with interceptions and
solo tackles.
Meanwhile, the junior varsity Wildcats have a 3-0 record going
into a break week. Quarterback Tre' Anderson and fellow soph
Quinton Carlton are making yards. The defense is also coming up
big in the three victories to date.
Junior High football opened at Avon Park on Tuesday night.
Results were unavailable at press time. The team is wearing logos
ii honor of former head coach, the late Gregg White.
Information from Youth Football is sporatic. It is due by noon
the Monday after that weekend's action. Hopefully, we will get
team cheerleader and player rosters soon.
In swimming, senior Tyler Robertson reset the school record in
the 50-yard freestyle recently. Hardee has been winning. Stop out
at the pool about 5:30 today (Thursday) when IIardee hosts
Frostproof.
The team desperately needs girl divers, losing those points in
every outing because Hardee has no girl divers. Any girl interested
should contact assistant coach Jan Brutus at the high school or head
coach Dick Daggett on his cell 781-2192.
Boys golf is having a good year with seniors Ben Krause and
Jake Crews and soph Taylor Barlow leading the 2008 squad.
Barlow played a lot of Sertoma golf this summer and it has put him
in a good position to compete with older golfers.
Girls golf is very young, freshmen and sophs, and has had dif-
ficulty fielding a full squad (at least four) for most matches.
Speaking of golf, thanks to Hardee residents Bill Tewskbury,
Jimbo Williams, David Singletary and Jim Davis for placing third
and participating in the Orange Blossom Pregnancy Care Center
benefit held in Sebring. The center helps women in both Hardee
and Highlands counties with their pregnancy and family problems.
Golfers, plan ahead to participate in the 3rd annual Hardee
County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Oct. 18 at
Torrey Oaks. Sponsors are needed as well as players. The format is
a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. First prize is
$500. Cost is $50 per person.
Cross country hosted the first meet of the year, the Pioneer Run
held last Thursday at Pioneer Park. Coach Don Trew has a serious
group of boys and girls contending this year.
Hardee volleyball has hit the proverbial walled is looking to,


jump over, through or under it. The girls are practicing and playing
hard, competitive in every match, just not getting over the top to
victory. There are three seniors, a couple of juniors and quite a few
sophs to blend into one unit.
Don't count them out, yet. Th-v are about to make their move.
They host Fort Meade tonight (. .. rsday). Come to the gym and
make some noise in their behalf.
Local pro Edner Cherry was outscored in his chance for a world
champi-nship. The 26-year-old boxer moved up a weight class and
took on a champion, who was the busiest fight Cherry has faced.


Each put the other down, although Timothy Bradley's was called a
slip.
"I'm keeping my head up. I'll go back and work hard," says
Cherry, who will look for another championship opportunity. He
thanks his sponsors and everyone else who has backed and encour-
aged him. Stop by Royal's Furniture and have a word with him.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail me at news.heraldadvocate@embarq-
mail.com or call me at 773-3255 with news for this biweekly col-
umn. The sports deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m., except for events
which happened over the weekend. They are due by noon Monday.


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From The Heart
By David Kelly


I have gone from Friday night varsity football assistant coach
to Saturday morning flag football chaser/assistant coach, and from
being aggravated from having to deal with cheerleaders to thinking
"I've got one of the cutest cheerleaders I've ever seen or heard."
It doesn't take much to make this proud papa sing. I love my
family and I love watching my kids learn new things.
Somehow this fall I went from "Ill take J.T. to football prac-
tice" to helping my buddy Tyler coach a six-on-six flag football
team that is a part of the UPWARD program sponsored by our local
Baptist church.
The first game was quite frankly hysterical, if you weren't the
coaches. Each play from scrimmage all 12 participants would run
to the goal line, past the end zone and continue out the other side
for 50-some odd yards until one of the coaches was able to get in
front of the gaggle of players and corral them back to where the
flag was pulled some 90 yards away.
I suggested at half time that we should rent an Arena football
venue next time because at least that had a wall around it. At least
for our sake one side of the field had a soccer goal where all 12
would get wrapped up like flies in a spider web.
Besides laughing at kindergarteners trying to line up and
actually run a real football play, I get an opportunity to grow my
patience, but I also get to share my faith, with my son's and daugh-
ter's friends new and old.
Along with a lot of other parents we have enjoyed having our'
children participate in Upward sports. On Upward website
www.upward.org you can see its mission statement, beliefs, and
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Upward. (see below)
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To introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities
to serve through sports.
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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,Wauchula. The follow-
ing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public interest.
Times are approximate except for advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. One is a continued
hearing on permitting commercial/industrial/business center-zoned
ueds by right or approval of a site development plan, major special
eAception or special exception, 8:35 a.m.
Florida Hospital Update-Tim Cook, 8:40 a.m.
Public Hearing-ordinance on land spreading site require-
ments, 9 a.m.
Agreement to accept DeSoto County recyclables, 9:15 a.m.
Road paving contract amendments, 9:40 a.m.
Appointments to Industrial Development Agency Board,
10:10 a.m
EMS billing issues, 10:20 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
S te and the Hardee County Commission for those who
-h to plan to attend.


THE LIFE OF INTEGRITY
We believe that how we live is more important than what we
say. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no
longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live
by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
THE DISCIPLINE OF EXCELLENCE
We believe in serving that exceeds expectations. Colossians
3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in
the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father
through him.
THE PRIORITY OF CHILDREN
We believe that Every Child Is A Winner. Matthew 18:14 -
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of
these little ones should be lost.
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Sports are fun. I'm glad my children are enjoying them and
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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement publishes an annual Uniform Crime
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* In 2007 Hardee County citizens experienced a 56% increase in burglaries
* In 2007 Hardee County has a 19.6% increase in thefts.
* Hardee County has the 5th highest crime rate among the state of Florida's 67 counties.
* In 2007, 74% of reported crimes in Hardee County went unsolved.

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


The City of Wauchula will be

removing the Traffic light

at the corner of Main Street

and Seventh Avenue

on Wednesday, October 1st.
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7 Hardee County

Family YMCA
Membership Special
this week
Waiving the Joining Fee

*r New Program
Ameni e Twinkling Twirlers
Baton Twirlers
This week is Begins: Oct. 2
America On the Move Week! Ages: 3rd to 5th Grade
America On The Move challenges
you, your family and our community
to take small changes to a healthier
way of life. Get involved!

Now Enrolling
Gymnastics
and .J
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S5K November 1, 2008

610 W. Orange St., Wauchula

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To.Yom Health!
By Erin E. ITess
Hardee County Health Department


JUST WHAT IS 'PUBLIC HEALTH?'
A campaign launched by the Association of Schools of Public
Health asked the question, "What is Public Health?"
Common responses included: "I have no clue," "Good ques-
tion," "I don't know" and "Hygiene."
Do you know what public health in your community is?
Public health is the protection and improvement of communi-
ty health. Public health views the entire community as its patient,
and takes a proactive and preventive approach.
Public health is clean drinking water, public safety, emergency
response to natural and man-made disasters, and infectious disease
detection and control. Public health is disease awareness, sex edu-
cation, promotion of safe sex practices including abstinence, and
affordable health care and preventive screenings for residents.
Public health is the placement of bicycle racks in a communi-
ty to encourage use of a bike instead of riding in a car, which in turn
promotes cleaner air and physical activity. Public health is sanita-
tion, such as reminding citizens to pick up after their pets in public
places and the placement of trash receptacles on public streets for
garbage collection.
Public health is proper sewage disposal, hand washing, and
promotion of personal hygiene.
Public health is a farmer's market that provides access to fresh
fruits and vegetables and encourages daily intake of such. Public
health is promoting nutritious food habits, so residents choose bet-
ter food options and practice good eating habits. Public health is
educational messages on stationary and mobile bulletin boards.
Pubic health is the promotion of tobacco cessation, the place-
ment of no-smoking signs at establishments and having cigarette
receptacles to dispose pf butts to not litter.
The list of."What is Public Health" goes on and on.
Public health is everywhere to keep residents healthy and well.
Public health touches the life of every Hardee County resident
every day. The Hardee County Health Department is public health.
The Hardee County Health Department provides permitting
and inspection of septic tanks and wells, inspection of group-care
living facilities, groundwater monitoring, community hygiene, spe-
cial-needs sheltering, disease investigation and control, tuberculo-
sis treatment and control, sexually-transmitted disease diagnosis
and treatment, anonymous and confidential HIV and AIDS testing,
treatment, prevention and case management, pharmacy assistance,
travel medicine services, health education, osteoporosis screening,
breast and cervical cancer screening, comprehensive dental care,
general medical care for youth and adults, healthy start services,
nurses in every school, immunizations and more.
Dr. Robert Fullilove, associate dean for Community &
Minority Affairs and associate professor of Clinical Public Health
at Columbia University, states, "Public health controls the factors
that you can't control that control your health. You're only as
healthy as the world around you. Public health is your health."
If someone asks you, "What is Public HealthQ" I hope you
will have a better understanding.

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LOCAL JEWELER POSES WITH "WOW" JtWLRY
Wes and Leslie Roe of Heartland Gold in Wauchula
recently attended the semi-annual conference of the
Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) held in
Philadelphia, PA. While there, the Roes experienced
the delight of seeing a very exclusive one-of-a-kind
suite of jewelry. Says Mary Moses Kinney, IJO's
Buying Group Director, "This estate suite is so
exclusive, we can only reveal it belongs to a New
York Socialite, and it's actually not even retailed -
it's a "by request only" item. Fashioned in Platinum,
the necklace contains 24 marquise diamonds totaling
4.60 carats, 283 diamonds weighing 32 carats, and 7
emeralds with a total weight of 11 carats. The ear-
rings contain 30 marquise diamonds totaling 11.75
carats, 10 additional diamonds of 4.75 carats, and 2 emeralds with a total weight of
4 carats.

"It was so fun to pose with jewelry this important this entire suite can be had for a
mere $150,000," stated Roe. "Who knows? There may be a customer out there in
the Wauchula area for whom this would be just perfect. And I do hope they let us
know!" they chuckled.

IJO offers retail jeweler members buying opportunities they wouldn't have on their
own, enabling them to offer the best prices to their customers. IJO members abide
by strict Code of Conduct and represent quality, integrity and trust, values so critical
in the jewelry industry. Heartland Gold is the Wauchula area's exclusive Master IJO
Jeweler. Roe adds, "Independent means we are long term residents of the
community, involved in local issues, charities and events. We are not a chain store
operated from offices outside the community, and we're proud to have been eligible
for IJO membership by meeting the high level of excellence, service and integrity
required by the organization."

Stop by Heartland Gold to learn more about the latest in industry trends and see the
fine jewelry hand-selected while at.the IJO Conference.





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'FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS"
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September 25, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9A


SLetter To The Editor

Meeting Oct. 1 To Plan Community Garden


Dear Editor:
The Hardee County Exten-
sion Office is assisting in the
development of a "Community
Garden" to be located on the
northeast corner of the fair-
grounds. Anyone interested in
participating in gardening be
sure to attend the next get
together Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10
a.m. at the Hardee County
Extension Office. If there is
enough interest in a community
garden, a second site has been
offered.
The cost of fresh vegetables
has reached the point of not
being affordable to all size fam-
ilies. If enough citizens are
interested in a garden a seminar
will be organized to assist the
backyard gardener too.
Successful vegetable gardens
offer their owners fresh air, sun-
shine, exercise, and nutritious
fresh vegetables. Gardens may
be grown year-round in Florida,
but spring is the preferred sea-
son.
Your Hardee Extension
Office has an array of informa-
tive information on all types of
subjects and maintains quite a
library of useful information. A
good information piece is the
University, of Florida IFAS
Extension "Florida Vegetable
Gardening Guide 1". Also
available is a "Vegetable
Production Handbook for
Florida 2006-07" provided by
the Citrus & Vegetable
Magazine. This almost one inch
thick book has everything you
wan to know about gardening
but are afraid to ask.
Fall vegetables recommend-
ed for gardening are all types of
greens: mustards, collards,
turnips, various type of lettuce,
cauliflower, broccoli, carrots,
and brussels spouts. Other vari-
eties can be grown but you have
to dodge the frosts and possible
freezes.
If anyone doesn't know

Plants teach us about the
human condition, what it
means to be fully human. Pets
do the same thing.
-Judith Handelsman

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
.IN AND FOR-HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA 4 ,.
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 252008CA000086
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
GLORIA NUNEZ; LEOPOLDO
NUNEZ; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Sept. 16, 2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 2008CA00086 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
Wauchula, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at The North Front Door of the
Courthouse at the HARDEE
County Courthouse located at 417
West Main Street, Suite 214 in
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 8 day of October, 2008 the
following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21 AND 22 IN BLOCK
"G", OF RIVERVIEW
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,
UNIT #2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Arny person claiming an interest
|n the surplus from the sale. If any,
other than the property owner as
f4 thk d t 4 h II dn AJAnA


must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 17 day of September,
008.
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
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-9853, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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just find an ole timer. They can
share some very dark and hard
times in the U.S., and the
Victory Garden played a very
important part in feeding fami-
lies and citizens surviving.
Maybe it's time to look back


and see how people survived in
severe times.
Hardee County and other
counties throughout Florida
were proud of their community
"Canning Kitchens" where
men, women and children gath-
ered to can or jar the seasons


harvest to meet their families'
needs.
For additional information
call Mary Mitchell at the
Extension office at 773-2164.
See ya in the garden.
Nancy Craft
Sweetwater Community


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WEATHER SUMMARY
High temperatures throughout the State ranged from the 80s to
low 90s. nighttime lows were in the 60s and 70s. Significant pre-
cipitation fell on the northern part of the central Peninsula. St.
Johns and Putnam counties reported 3.52 and 2.57 inches, respec-
tively. Alachua, Volusia,' and Collier counties each received just
over one inch last week. All other areas recorded less than one inch.

FIELD ROPS
Peanut condition was rated 29 percent fair, 55 percent good,
and 16 percent excellent. Peanut digging was 14 percent complete,
compared with 13 percent last year, and a five-year average
progress of 19 percent. Some field work was delayed by showers
early last week. Many growers reported that more rain is needed
for those crops not yet harvested. Cotton defoliation has begun on
a few fields in Escambia County, but picking has not started yet.
Santa Rosa County reported that cotton was doing well. Dry con-
ditions allowed hay to be cut in many locations throughout the
State. The soybean crop was looking good due to timely fungicide
applications. Madison County was finishing the harvest of corn.
Flagler County reported an excessive armyworm population.
Topsoil moisture conditions were short to adequate, while subsoil
moisture levels remained mostly adequate.

VEGETABLES
Producers in the central and southern Peninsulas continued to
prepare for and plant fall vegetables. Martin County reported that
standing water caused some delays in field work. Heavy rainfall in
St. Johns County also delayed land preparations. Growers in south-
west areas of the State have been helped by recent sunny condi-
tions..Okra and avocadoes were marketed last week.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition ranged
from.fair to excellent with most in good condition. Pasture grass
was growing in most areas, but growth was slowed in many loca-
tions due to drought and cooler nighttime temperatures. Pastures
were showing signs of drought stress. Pasturage in' 'any opera-
tions were still well short of average production due to earlier
drought conditions. Cattle condition was fair to excellent with most
in good condition. In.the central areas, pasture was very poor to
excellent with most fair to good. Some pastures were in very poor
condition due to standing water from heavy rains over the week-


end. Other pastures were still drying out from Tropical Storm Fay.
There was some armyworm damage of forage. Cattle condition
was fair to good with most in good condition. In the southwest
areas, pasture condition was very poor to excellent. Statewide, cat-
tle condition was mostly good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This | Last This a Last
week | week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 5 5
Poor 5 5 10 5
Fair 20 15 25 25
Good 65 75 55 55
SExcellent 10 5 5 10
CITRUS
Most Citrus producing areas had light rainfall on one or two
days during the week. Only Ona and Immokalee had totals over
one inch. The rest of the citrus region had between one-tenth and
four-tenths of one inch. Daily high temperatures reached the lower
90s in almost all areas. Apopka in the northern citrus growing
region reached 95 degrees and Sebring in the central citrus grow-
ing region reached 94 degrees. Most areas were able to conduct
normal grove maintenance activity that included irrigating, spray-
ing, mowing, pulling out old trees, and preparing for harvest.
Growers were continually battling canker and greening. Scouting
for diseases and removal of dead trees was occurring across the
State. Some growers have chosen to abandon groves rather than
spend resources trying to keep them healthy. Trees taken care of
look good with heavy foliage and healthy looking fruit. In well-
cared- for groves, oranges were observed as large as baseball size
and grapefruit as large as softball size. Later varieties were running
slightly smaller. Additional packinghouses opened this week; many
more were planning on opening in the next few weeks.

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Letter To The Editor

Political Forum Will Be

Held In Wauchula Oct. 14


Dear Editor:
The responsibility of being a
good voter is being an informed
voter.
To be informed is to know
the facts. The Hardee Builders
AssociatiOn is giving the voters
of Hardee County the opportu-
nity to be informed.
The association is holding a
question and answer forum for
voting citizens to make an intel-
ligent decision before marking
their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 4.
All county candidates are
invited to participate in this
forum. The question will be
given to candidate before the
event to give each candidate the
opportunity to respond in an
intelligent well thought out
response.
Our county is at a turning
point and it is up to the
informed citizens to educate
themselves to vote with facts
rather than hearsay, rumors,
gossip and coffee talk. Our


county budgets are in the mil-
lions of dollars. It is imperative
that you, the voter, select
informed leaders who have time
to devote to the leadership of
Hardee County and move for-
ward in the next four years.
Help make a difference. We
cannot forget that it is a privi-
lege to vote, and votes do count.
Your vote counts.
The forum is nonpartisan and
will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14 at
the Faith Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall, 114 North
Seventh Avenue at 6 p.m. The
hall is located directly behind
the church and behind the dri-
ver's license testing office. The
city parking lot is available for
parking on the corner of Hwy.
17 and Main Street in Wau-
chula.
See you at the forum.

Nancy Craft
Hardee Builders Association
Wauchula


BUDGET SUMMARY
Southwest Florida Water Management District Fiscal Year 2008 2009
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
ARE 4.6% LOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has tentatively
adopted a budget for fiscal year 2008 2009.

This notice is applicable to the following counties:


I. REVENUES


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD


AD VALOREM TAXES
Districtwide
Alafia River Basin
Coastal Rivers Basin
Hillsborough River Basin
Manasota Basin
Northwest Hillsborough Basin
Peace River Basin
Pinellas-Andote River Basin
Withlacoochee River Basin .


MILLAGE GENERAL
PER $1,000 FUND


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS.


CAPITAL
PROJECTS TOTAL
FUNDS BUDGET.


$23,351,163 $40,536,966 $459,285 $64,347,414


0.3866
0.2163
0.1885
0.2547
0.1484
0.2421
0.1827
0.3600
0.2308


OTHER REVENUES
Licenses and Permits
Intergovemmental Revenue
Interest Earnings
Other
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES,
TOTAL ESTIMATEDREVENUES AND BALANCES
INTERFUND TRANSFERS
SWIM Transfers
TOTAL INTERFUND TRANSFERS
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES, BALANCES, AND TRANSFERS


134,136,809


5,037,742
4,543,989
12,063,228
12,095,125
6,333,331
8,350,143
27,356,018
4,978,051


3,000,000
15,479,899
2,500,000
1,539,025


1,250,000 135,386,809
5,037,742
4,543,989
12,063,228
12,095,125
6,333,331
8,350,143
27,356,018
4,978,051


32,091,327 28,406,725
4,500,000
2,000,000 ;


Charlotte
Hernando
Levy
Pinellas


Citrus
Highlands
Manatee
Polk


DeSoto
Hillsborough
Marion
Sarasota


A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND
TAXES will be held on:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
5:01 p.m.
at
District Headquarters
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899

The map below depicts the counties and basin board boundaries
within the Southwest Florida Water Management District.


3,000,000
75,977,951
7,000,000
S3,539,025


$156,655,733 $119,348,954 $29,656,725 $305,661,412
$180,006,896 $159,885,920 $30,116,010 $370,008,826

$6,480,564 $6,480,564.
$6,480,564 $6,480,564
$180,006,896 $166,366,484 $30,116,010 $376,489,390


II. EXPENDITURES


WATER RESOURCES PLANNING & MONITORING
ACQUISITION, RESTORATION & PUBLIC WORKS
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LANDS & WORKS
REGULATION
OUTREACH
INFORMATION RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
RESERVES FOR CONTINGENCIES
RESERVES FOR WATER SUPPLY & RESOURCE DEVELOPMEI
OTHER (COMMISSIONS FOR TAX COLLECTIONS)
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES

INTERFUND TRANSFERS
SWIM Transfers
TOTAL INTERFUNO TRANSFERS
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, RESERVES, AND TF

ESTIMATED ENCUMBRANCES


Southwest Florida
Water Management District

WATERMATTERS.ORG 1-800-423-1476


$25,896,729 $17,723,436
60,943,876 108,856,536
12,292,060 14,757,494
21,525,779
2,019,960 4,693,524
16,718,529 48,454
21,122,907 212,440
6,000,000 5,500,000
9,077,336 5,806,239
4,060,637 2,636,880


$43,620,165
$29,759,760 199,560,172
356,250 27,405,804
21,525,779
6,713,484
16,768,983
21,335,347
11,500,000
14,883,575
6,697,517


$179,657,813 $160,235,003 $30,116,010 $370,008,826


$349,083 $6,131,481 $6,480,564
$349,083 $6,131,481 $6,480,564
UANSFERS $180,006,896 $166,366,484 $30,116,010 $376,489,390

$251,812,946 $408,172,541 $2,255,402


,TE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, ANORFINAL BUDGS ARE ON FILE IN
OFFICE OF HE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTRITYAS A PUBUC RECORD.


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Attention Wauchula Residents!!
The City of Wauchula thanks you for
your patience and support of the
downtown streetscape project and
beautification efforts. We are almost
done!
As we near completion, we want to
remind everyone that dll of the
downtown stores, restaurants and
services are open for business and
ready to serve you! Your continued
patronage is important and
appreciated.
The City has made every effort
to create and maintain plentiful
parking for your use and convenience.
So save gas and shop locally!!
Thank you for your continued
support of your hometown
community. Make your local


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PAGE ONE:


Hardee Halts Raiders 13-9


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
It was a winning combination on Friday night. In top
photo, junior quarterback Ezayi Youyoute gets good pro-
tection as he launches a pass to classmate Carson Davis
(lower photo) for a 50-yard TD. They also connected ear-
lier for 54 yards to set up a touchdown.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats picked
up their first victory of the year
last week.
The 'Cats scored early and
held off a huge, and game, Fort
Myers Riverdale team that tried
its best. Hardee was a bit more
determined and hung tough
when it was necessary.
This week, the Wildcats host
a rested Avon Park Red Devil
team which would like to repeat
its victory of a year ago. Al-
though it has started the season
3-0, all off the losses are to
powerhouses. Avon Park drop-
ped the Kickoff Class to Lake
Wales 46-6, lost the first season
game to Ridge Community 27-
0 and lost to Okeechobee 44-6.
After a bye week, the Red
Devils will be looking for a
win.
"Avon Park is big, athletic
and talented. The Red Devils
will run straight at you. They
have lost to teams with a
Division I prospect. We are not
taking them lightly," said
Hardee Head Coach Tim Price.
After Friday's game, Price
told his players, I am proud of
you. Many of you played a key
role tonight. That's the way it's
got to be, all 35 of you stepping
up Monday through Thursday
at practice and at Friday's
game." He encouraged them all
to rest well over the weekend.
Viewing film on Sunday, he
added, "The kids played hard.
They have improved on making
mistakes. We will continue to
work hard and get better and
better."
He named junior receiver
Carson Davis as Offensive
Player of the Week. Davis had
two catches, a 54-yarder which
set up a TD and a 50-yard TD.
Defensively, senior Nolan
Neuhauser got the nod. He had
a half dozen key tackles and a
pass breakup. Classmate
Sophio Airoyo had a good
block to help out. Junior Tyler
Alden added seven tackles, one
for a loss, and senior David
Newcomb had 9.5 tackles and
forced a fumble. Soph Scott
Donaldson, had an interception
for a 20-yard return.
On the offense, Hardee was
4-for-8 for 119 yards. Passes
also went to Kelsheem White
and Donaldson. On the ground
attack, it was White with seven
carries for 101 yards and Jake
Mayer with nine carries-for 17
yards.
Scout team player of the
week was soph Kevin Godwin,
normally a lineman, but imitat-
ing. Raider fullback Garrett
Greenwall in practice all week.
Hardee won the toss, and
captains Carlos Ramirez and
Tyler Alden deferred to the sec-
ond half. Greenwell got a 26-
yard runback to get the Raiders
going. Juniors Kyle Waldrop
and Cordaveous Brown alter-
nated carries but were stopped
short of a first down.
Donaldson got a six-yard run-
back to start the Wildcats at
their 31. Brek McClenithan,
Arroyo and Nathan Tomlinson
ran in the plays. Junior quarter-
back Ezayi Youyoute ran sever-




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al plays before he connected
with classmate Carson Davis at
the Riverdale 45. Davis raced
toward the end zone, but was
knocked out of bounds on the
Raider 2-yard line.
It took three tries against the
200-plus line in its goal line
stand, but Mayer finally broke
through for the score. The Jose
Vega kick missed and Hardee
had to settle for a 6-0 lead.
Waldrop took the ensuing
kickoff at the 10-yard line and
cleared and spun his way 46
yards before Arroyo and Davis
stopped him at the Hardee 44.
After the mandatory water
break, junior quarterback
Nathan Gahafer brought his
team to the line. A, holding
penalty backpedaled them. A
run failed, a pass missed and the
next one was picked off by
Donaldson.
It took just one play for
Hardee to score again. The
Youyoute pass play finished
with Davis in the open for a 50-
yard run to the end zone. The
Vega kick was good. Hardee led
13-0 with over four minutes left
in the first quarter.
Riverdale got its only touch-
down two minutes into the
second period. Hardee was
forced to punt on a fourth down.
It was blocked and senior Eddie
Coleman picked up the loose
ball and lumbered to the end
zone. The Mark BeBoy kick
was good. It was 1 -7.
That's the way it was at half-
time, and at the end of the third
period, with both squads getting
some shining moments and
some distressful one.
As the final quarter began
Hardee was at its own 6-yard
line looking to punt. Davis was
standing in the end zone when
the punt was blocked for a safe-
ty, making it a 13-9 game.
Riverdale had good field
position after the Hardee punt
but was stymied and had to
punt. That's the way it went for
the rest of the game. White
broke loose for a 61-yard gain.
for Hardee but a fumble turned
the ball over to Riverdale.
Greenwell did some heavy run-
ning for Riverdale, which tried
a fake punt to keep possession.
A fumble gave the ball back to
Hardee.
The Wildcats forced their
way to the Riverdale five,


Ps HARDEE RIVERDALEI


Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards
Total Yards
Turnovers
First Downs
Penalties, Lost Yardage
SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE
RIVERDALE


4-8-2

120
41/256
376
4
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29/77
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Players of the Game


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#5
Offense


Kevin Godwin
#78
Scout


where a fumble when the player
hit the ground, was ruled a
turnover. With' two minutes left
in the game, Riverdale desper-
ately tried to get some momen-
tum. A holding penalty and
missed passes eventually gave


the ball back to Hardee with
39.9 seconds left.
Youyoute had to take a knee
twice to run out the clock. The
teams met at centerfield for
prayer before each went to its
huddle.


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Benefit for Tabitha Kempton
All proceeds of food and raffles to go to help the Kempton Family. Tabitha is
recovering from a brain tumor & her mom has to stay home to take care of her.

Saturday, September 27

SPrizes for Best of Show
Motorcycles & 4x4 Trucks

Raffles and Surprises
Sponsored by
MOB (Moose on Bikes), Bernie Little, Gloria's Massage Therapy,
The Sloppy Holes Mudn' Club Inc., Upright 4x4 Inc, Monster Energy
Drink VW, Bills Muffler of Wauchula.
Tickets can be purchased
ahead at any of the above locations along with Moose Lodge in
Wauchula, Lake Placid, Avon Park & Arcadia, or Charlotte's
Webb Pub soc9:25p


IDAV IDDURiTANT I FOR. SIUPERINTENDENTOFSCH1OOLS


Personal
Married to Hardee County Native Betty Albritton
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


I Pledge To:
* Implement stronger discipline and school safety
* Institute additional vocational courses
* Establish an open door policy
* Restore public trust and integrity
* Review regional salary schedules
* Change the things needing change

I Pledge to Do My Best for You


Experience
School Principal in Hardee County 26 years
Hardee County District-Wide Administrator 7 years
Managing: Federal Programs Staff Development *
Career Education Certification Insurance *
SFinger Printing Personnel Drug Testing *
SIn Service Chief Negotiator (3 yrs.)
Education
* M.A. School Administration
Delta State University, Cleveland, MS -
* B.S. Elementary Education
Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
* Additional Course Work University of South Florida


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Living


Stacie Chapman & David

Madsen Are Engaged


Stacie Chapman and David
Madsen, both of Raleigh, N.C.,
have announced their engage-
ment and approaching mar-
riage.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Karen Chapman of Wau-
chula and the late Randall
Chapman. She is a graduate of
Hardee Senior High School and
East Carolina University. She is
employed by Residential Sup-
port Services as a case manager.


The prospective groom is the
son of Margaret Madsen of
Hanson, Mass. and Richard
Madsen of Wake Forest, N.C.
He is a graduate tff.jest Carte-
ret High School in Morehead
Ciy, N.C., and is currently
employed by Geheral Electric
Aviation.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Oct. 25, wedding cer-
emony at Faith Temple Church
of God in Wauchula.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Nikki Roberts and Robert Stevens
Nikki Roberts To

Wed Robert Stevens


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Mr. and Mrs. Chistopher Basey
Brandi Roberts &

Christopher Basey Are Wed


'Brandi JaLee Roberts became
tbe bride of Christopher Steven
Bl-sey at the First Baptist
Church in Wauchula on April
26.
' The bride, of Wauchula, is the
daughter of Bruce and Sheila
Roberts, of Bowling Green. The
groom is the son of Steve and
Ann Basey of Wauchula.
Officiating at the ceremony
was Pastor Ken Smith of the
lirst Baptist Church of
Wauchula. Vocals were provid-
ed by Savannah Palmer who
sang "We Will Dance" and
Susan Krause who sang "Your-
Name," and music was provid-
ed by violinist Danny Keene
The bride, given in marriage
by her parents, wore a floor
length ivory gown with a sweet-
l6eart neckline complemented
By an ivory veil with ribbon
accents. She carried a bouquet
6f ivory roses accented with
teal ribbons.
SThe maid of honor was
Stephanie Rawls of Wauchula.
Bridesmaids included Teri
Barton, cousin of the bride, of
Valdosta Ga.; Lindsey Moye,
cousin of the bride, of Ona;
Jennifer Basey, sister of the
groom, of Miami; and Brandi
Chester of Wauchula. All wore
knee length satin halter dresses
ip shades of blue and brown.
; Cousin of the groom, Grace
Basey, of Fort Myers was the
flower girl. Grayson Reeves,
cousin of the bride, of Orlando


served as ring bearer.
The best man was Steve
Basey, father of the groom.
Groomsmen included James
Basey, brother of the groom, of
Gainesville; Carl Basey, brother
of the groom, of Wauchula; Ben
Rucker, of Wauchula; and
Travis Maldonado, of Wau-
chula.
The mother of the bride wore
a tea-length chocolate and teal
gown with sleeves. The
groom's mother's gown was
tea-length chocolate and ivory
with sleeves.
' iFolow ingthe ceremony, a
wedding reception was held at
the Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center. A three-tiered ivory
square wedding cake was
adorned with chocolate ribbon
accents.
After a honeymoon trip to
Ocho Rios in Jamaica, the
couple are at home in
Wauchula.
The bride is a 2005 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
She earned a degree in massage
therapy from Florida College of
Natural Health in 2008 and also
a degree in skin care from
Fashion Focus Hair Academy in
2008. She is employed as a
massage therapist at Therapeu-
tic Massage in Wauchula.
The groom is a 2002 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
He is a 2004 graduate of South
Florida Community' College.
He is employed by Mosaic.


Stacie Chapman and David Madsen


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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 BBO dinner covered

dish affair

4 pm -

Karoke and dancing to

Johnny Tillman and Vickie e


Please bring the kids

Open to members and their guests


Nikki Lynn Roberts and
Robert Don Stevens, both of
Zolfo Springs, have announced
their engagement and approach-
ing marriage.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Nedra Cornelius of Bowl-
ing Green and Marcus Roberts
of Zolfo Springs. She is a 2000
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. She is currently em-



Danielle Smith
Attends Young
Scholars Program
Danielle Smith, 11, of Ona,
attended the National Young
Scholars Program for high-
achieving elementary students
held at the Regal Sun Resort in
Lake Buena Vista in July.
Danielle was nominated by her
principle for showing leader-
ship values.
The National Young Scholars
Program provides students the
change to unleash their full
learning potential as they fur-
ther their interests in specific
areas of study such as environ-
mental science, architecture,
weather, world exploration,
forensic science and medicine.
At the program Danielle stud-
ied Crime Scene Investigation
where she learned how to gath-
er clues and make possible con-
clusions. The focus of the pro-
gram was to teach the children
independence and responsibili-
ty.
Currently a sixth grader at
Hardee Junior High School,
Danielle represented Wauchula


played at Children's World
Daycare and Learning Facility.
The prospective groom is a
1997 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School. He is currently
employed at Ullrich's Pitcher
Pump.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Oct. 4, wedding cere-
mony at their home in Zolfo
Springs.


Elementary School, where she
was an "A" student, this sum-
mer.
At home, on me ranch, she
enjoys helping take care of ani-
mals and works cows with her
dad when she isn't in school.
Her hobbies are youth group,
cheerleading, dance, and work-
ing cows.
Her parents are Dan and
Linda Smith of Ona, and her
grandparents are Duck and
Susan Smith of Wauchula, and
Steve and Marie Parsons of
Ona.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Celebration Church in Wauchula held a clothing giveaway last week after weekend
services. The successful event featured free secondhand clothing for men, women,
children and infants. In all, Celebration Church gave away over 3,000 articles of
clothing to more than 400 people. Celebration Church meets at Wauchula City Hall on
East Main Street.


Patriotism On Display


Ben Franklin was the guest
speaker for the Daughters of the
American Revolution's Patriots
Chapter on Monday. The ladies
sipped on tea while listening to
the Franklin impersonator.
The Patriot Chapter meeting,
held in the Sebring Library, is
made up of both Highlands and


Hardee County members.
The Hardee County Public
Library had many displays for
Constitution Week Sept. 17-23.
Among the displays were a
copy of the Constitution, the
United States Flag, a statue of
an eagle, and pictures of the
government.


Greetings from Fort Green.
Archery Season has arrived
in Georgia. You know where
some of the Fort Green men are
on the weekends!
The swim and dive team are
active. If you have never attend-
ed the meets, you are missing
out on a fun sport. The dive
team is not quite as good as the
Olympics but someday! T.K.
Hogenauer and Jake Willis are
Fort Green students on the
team. T.K. does diving and
swimming and Jake concen-
trates on swimming. He won
first in one of his events recent-
ly.
When we moved to Fort
Green in 1965 it was a thriving
metropolis with a Federal
Building run by Ms. Zula and a
gas station and grocery store
where most of the local boys
and girls learned about high
finance as Dick Chancey, the
proprietor, would let them
charge candy, cold drinks, etc.
He also sold meat, cheese, and
other grocery items. Then the
Federal Building closed and we
started getting our mail deliv-
ered and eventually the gas sta-
tion became a thing of the past.
Dick passed away and things
just change.
We now have a store that sells
miscellaneous items and a place
that sells breakfast and lunch.
People like to eat out on Friday
night! Now the Fort Green res-
idents can go out for supper and
not leave the community, as


King Fries is open on Friday
nights from 5 to 8 for supper.
The menu is steak, shrimp or
pizza. Quite a few neighbors
were there Friday night sup-
porting Donny and Donna Wat-
ers in their new endeavor. It was
good food so you people in
Wauchula might want to take a
drive out to the big city of Fort
Green!
The ringing cowbells at the
Rays games remind me of the
time Hardee High had a super
basketball team. I do not re-
member the year but Bill Co-
field was on the team. You
could not buy a metal garbage
can in Wauchula as the fans had
purchased them. They used the
lids like cymbals and clanged
them together when a point was
scored or just to encourage the
team. It got so loud; the referees
would ask the stands to be
quiet! Needless to say, he op-
posing teams and fans were not
impressed but oh, what fun,
when basketball was #1 for a
short time.
Chrysta, Makayla and Lee
Chancey went to the Rays game
Sunday. Mosaic gave their
employees tickets. What a nice
gift and I hope they had cow-
bells!
Stefanie Weed will marry
Joey Long on Oct. 9, 2008 in
Avon Park. Stefanie is the
daughter of Steve and Tammy
Weed. It will be a private cere-
mony but her parents will host a
large reception later.
Sherman Cooper and Arden
Rawls were in the class of '57.
Ponsibly other Fort Green resi-


dents were also in this class.
They are having a class reunion
on Oct. 4 a Saturday, and have.
moved everything to the FirSt'
United Methodist Fellowship.:
Hall in Wauchula! They will'
start visiting, reminiscing, tell-.;
ing tall tales, etc at 2 p.m .and>
then plan to have dinner at 5.
The dinner will cost $12.50
each and requires a reservation.
Please make those reservations
now at Duck Smith's Office,;"
773-0809. I know they will'.
have a grand time as I went to.'
their 50th.
Sherman had made our reser-
vations and we were planning.'
to go, but he took sick with..
"Hunting Fever" for which.'
there is no cure but to go hunt-,.
ing. Barbara Casey wanted to
go to the reunion, so she and I
just "crashed" their party. I had,:
so much fun; got to visit with
Larry and Jean Glorius, Nellie '
Schweigart and many others.
When Larry was dating Jean, he-
would drive to Jacksonville
from Gainesville, where he:
went to college, and spend the
weekend nights at our home.,
Jean and I worked at Prudential.
Where does the time go?
Leo Blink has surgery to look
forward to on Oct. 2. Please'
pray for him and our sick, in-
cluding Jason Keene, Paul-
Clark, Punk Albritton and Anita
Keene '
Polly Banda enjoyed visiting
with her youngest son. The time
flew and he left for home on
Friday.
Please pray for each other.


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for
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ANTHONY J. SOSA
U.S. Marine Corps Private
First Class Anthony J. Sosa was
promoted to Lance Corporal on
Sept. 4, 2008.
He is currently serving at
Marine Corps Air Station in
Yuma, Ariz. His Military
Occupational Schooling is in
aviation electronics as a mini-
component repair technician.
He is with the MALS-13
"Black Widows" unit.
Lance Corporal Sosa is the
son of parents Alex and Toni
Sosa of Wauchula. He is a 2007
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School.


First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula invites
everyone to come hear the
music ministry of New Day.
The five-member music min-
istry group will be in concert
Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 207
North Seventh Ave., Wauchula.
Plan now to hear "old songs for
a new day."
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


For Return of Dog
Please Call With Any Information
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The Magnolia Manor Open
A Golf Tournament to Benefit the Restoration of the Magnolia Manor Recreational Park
Come out and play a wonderful round of golf while at the same time providing support for the
restoration of the Magnolia Manor Recreational Park. Help the Magnolia Manor Park Committee,
in conjunction with Hardee County Parks & Recreation. Improve the park for residents, families,
and friends to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at tee time.


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To Ex ire
The. thirty day grace period
for temporary meal. status for
students, will expire on Sept.
30. For the 30 day period, at the
start of the school year, students
still carry over their eligibility
meal status from the previous
school year. This time allows
parents to submit free/reduced
meal applications and for the
school food service office to
process the applications.
Any child that has not turned
in and have approved meal
application for 2008-09 school
year will go on full paid meal
status on Oct. 1. Full priced
meals are: $1.25 for breakfast;
$2 for elementary lunch and
$2.25 for secondary lunch.
To check your child's meal
status, call the food service
department at 773-9058 ext.
206 or 207.


What:
The Third Annual
Magnolia Manor Open
Date:
October 11, 2008
Where:
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
218 Bostick Rd
Bowling Green, Fl 33873
Time:
8:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Reservations
To make reservations to play
Call: 863-767-0302
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Event Details:
Phone:
Torrey Oaks 863-767-0302
Fee:
$40 per person ( Make payable
to Magnolia Manor Park, Inc.)
To Play:
Call Torrey Oaks, request to
sign up for the Golf tournament
for Magnolia Manor Park
Game Type:
Four person scramble
Prizes:
There will be prizes (cash. and
others) through drawings & hole
play
Food and desserts will be served
(Event details subject to change without notice)

For more event information:
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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACI6N A LA CONSTITUCI6N
PARA SER VOTADA EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008
NOTIFICIACI6N DE ELECCI6N

El que suscribe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario de Estado del
Estado de Florida, por medio del present notifica que se realizara
una elecci6n en cada condado de Florida, 4 de Noviembre de
2008, para la ratificaci6n o rechazo de una propuesta modifi-
caci6n de la Constituci6n del estado de Florida.

N 1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO I, ARTICULO 2
(Legislativo)

Titulo de la papeleta:
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para derogar
las disposiciones que autorizan al la Legislatura a regular o pro-
hibir la propiedad, herencia, disposici6n y posesi6n de bienes
inmuebles a extranjeros que no pueden adquirir la ciudadania.

Texto Completo:

CAPiTULO I
DECLARACI6N DE DERECHOS

ARTICULO 2. Derechos bAsicos.-- Todas las personas fisicas,
tanto hombres como mujeres, son iguales ante la ley y tienen
derechos inalienables, entire los cuales estAn el derecho a disfru-
tar y defender la vida y la libertad, a buscar la felicidad, a ser rec-
ompensado en su industrial y de adquirir, poseer y proteger
propiedades, oon la oxoopoi6n quo modianto loy so podrd regular
o prohibit la propiodad, horonoia, diopooioi6n y pooooi6n do
bionoo inmuobloo a oxtranjoroo quo no puodon adquirir la oiu
dadao.nB Ninguna persona serd privada de cualquier derecho por
causa de raza, religion, nacionalidad o incapacidad fisica.

N2 2
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Iniciativa)

Titulo de la papeleta:
ENMIENDA A LA PROTECTION DEL MATRIMONIO DE LA FLORI-
DA

Resumen de la papeleta:
Esta enmienda protege al matrimonio como la uni6n legal 6nica
entire un hombre y una mujer como marido y mujer y dispone que
ninguna otra uni6n legal que se trate como a un matrimonio o
como a su equivalent sustancial sera valida o reconocida.

Declaraci6n de impact financiero:
No se puede determinar con exactitud el impact financier direc-
to que esta modificaci6n tendrA en los ingresos y gastos de los
gobiernos estatal y local, aunque se anticipa que 6ste sea menor.


Texto complete:


ARTICULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
DECLARACI6N DE DERECHOS


En tanto el matrimonio es la uni6n legal 6nica entire un hombre y
una mujer como marido y mujer, no sera vilida o reconocida
ninguna otra uni6n legal que se trate como a un matrimonio o
como a su equivalent sustancial.

Ng 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Tituloade la papeleta: : *- 0or '.. .
REFORMS YVMEJORAS QUE NOAPECTAN EL VALOR DETER-
MINADO DE LA PROPIEDAD RESIDENTIAL

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se autoriza a la Legislatura, conform la ley general, a prohibir la
consideraci6n de reforms o mejoras a la propiedad residential
que incrementen la resistencia al daho causado por viento y la
instalaci6n de equipos fuente de energia renovable como factors
a tener en cuenta para la determinaci6n del valor de la propiedad
a los fines de la determinaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem. Con
efecto al ser adoptada, la excepci6n existente por equipos fuente
de energia renovable quedarA sin efecto.


Texto complete:


CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.--
(a) Toda propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y uti-
lizada exclusivamente per 6sta con fines municipales o p6blicos
estard exenta del pago de impuestos. A la municipalidad que
posea una propiedad fuera del ambito de la municipalidad, se le
podra requerir, conform la ley general, que pague impuestos a la
unidad de recaudaci6n del lugar donde se encuentre la men-
cionada propiedad. Lasporciones de propiedades que se utilicen
principalmente con fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, reli-
giosos o caritativos podran star exentas del pago de impuestos
conform la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del pago de impuestos, con efecto acu-
mulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de este estado, los
bienes del hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor determinado
por la ley general, no inferior a mil d6lares, para cada viudo o
viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent,
los bienes hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferi-
or a 500 d6lares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podrA, para los fines
de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestqs y conform las dis-
posiciones establecidas por este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el
desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas empresas y expansiones del
negocio de empresas existentes, conform lo dispone la ley gen-
eral. Tal exenci6n podra otorgarse 6nicamente per ordenanza del
condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un
referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar tal
ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera aplicable a las
mejoras a la propiedad realizadas per y para el uso de una nueva
empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relaci6n con la expansion
del negocio de una empresa existence sera asimismo aplicable a
los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes
personales tangibles relacionados con la expansion del negocio
de una empresa existent. El montoo los limits al monto de tal
exenci6n los determinard la ley general. El period de tiempo
durante el cudl regird tal exenci6n otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa existence lo determinara
la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exenci6n quedard sin
efecto transcurridos diez aios desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad, y podrd renovarse
por referendum conform lo establece la ley general.
(d) Conformo la loy gonoral y bajo lao oondioionoo alli ootablo
oidao, oo podrd otorgar una oxonoi6n al pago do impuootoo Ad
Valoromal oquipo fuonto do onorgia ronoyablo y a la propiodad on
la quo tal oquipo oo inotalo y oporo, haota ol valor dotorminado por
la loy gonoral no ouporior al oooto original dol oquipo, y por ol
poriodo do tiompo dotorminado por la lay gonoral no ouporior a
diea aAee.
(d)(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podri, para los
fines de su respective recaudaci6n impositiva y sujeto a las dis-
posiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exenciones al
pago de impuestos Ad Valorem para la preservaci6n hist6rica a
los duenos de propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n podrd otor-
garse unicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad.
El monto y los limits al monto de esta exenci6n y los requerim-
ientos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determi-'
nard la ley general. El period de tiempo durante el cuAl estard


vigente esta exenci6n para el propietario lo determinara la ley gen-
eral.
(e)(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujeci6n a las disposi-
clones alli establecidas, veinticinco mil d61ares del valor determi-
nado de la propiedad alcanzadr.. or el impuesto a los bienes per-
sonales tangibles estard exen-, del pago de impuestos Ad
Valorem.
ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley gen-
eral se establecerAn disposiciones para asegurar una just valu-
aci6n de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impuestos Ad
Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n:
(a) La propiedad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la
propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los acuiferos de
La Florida o la propiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines
recreativos no comerciales serb clasificada por la ley general y
evaluada unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles
conservados para la venta en unidades de intercambio commercial
o en cabezas de ganado podran valuarse para la determinaci6n
de impuestos a un porcentaje especifico de su valor, podrdn clasi-
ficarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos, o podran estar exen-
tos del pago de impuestos.
(c) A las personas con derecho a la exenci6n:del pago de
impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conforme
el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluard su bien de familiar al
just valor vigente al 10 de enero del aio posterior a la fecha en
que esta reform entire en vigencia.
La mencionada evaluaci6n se modificarAd nicamente conforme lo
dispuesto en este inciso aqui.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso diopocioi6n se
modificarAn anualmente el 10 de enero de cada ano sin que tales
modificaciones excedan el monto menor de los enumerados a
continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del aio anterior.
b. El cambio porcentual en el indice de Precios al Consumidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de EE.UU., todo los
items 1967=100, o informes subsiguientes para el aho calendario
anterior segin lo informado por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los
Estados Unidos y el organism de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excederd el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominion, con-
forme lo establecido por la ley general, la propiedad constituida
en bien de familiar sero evaluada al just valor vigente al 10 de
enero del aio posterior, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones
del parrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones estable-
cidas en este inciso aeq .
(4) La nueva propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se eval-
uard seg6n el just valor vigente al 10 de enero del afo posterior
a la constituci6n del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n podrd
modificarse conforme lo establecido en este inciso equi.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluarin conforme la
ley general con la condici6n de que con posterioridad a larevisi6n
de la evaluaci6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o
mejora, la propiedad se evaluard conforme lo establecido en este
incised aei.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad se evaluard conform lo dispuesto por ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podrdn ser consider-
adas en forma separada. En caso de que cualquiera de las dis-
posiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un
tribunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectard ni limi-
tard las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 10
de enero de 2009 o al 10 de enero de los anos subsiguientes que
haya recibido una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la
propiedad constituida como bien de familiar conforme el Articulo 6
al 10 de enero de cualquier de los dos aios inmediatos anteriores
a la constituci6n del nuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una
evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just
valor. En caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero de 2008,
la persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 10 de enero
de 2008 tendrd derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de famil-
ia a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal persoriia ecibi6o a
exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien
de familiar el 10 de enero de 2007. El valor de la propiedad recien-
temente constituida como bien de familiar se determinard de la
siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero del afo en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente constituida en bien de familiar serA igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y
el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del
ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evalua-
da conforme las disposiciones que se establecen en este inciso
aeo.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
1 de enero del ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al
just valor del nuevo,bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del
bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferen-
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este par-
rafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien
de familiar serA incrementado de manera tal que la diferencia entire
el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
tir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso
aeui.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conforme los principles alli
establecidos, la legislature prevera la aplicaci6n de 6ste parrafo a
la propiedad que tenga mis de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podra, per ley general, a los fines de la eval-
uaci6n y conforme las disposiciones de 6ste inciso, facultar a los
condados y municipalidades a autorizar per ordenanza la evalu-
aci6n de propiedad hist6rica unicamente, en raz6n de su natu-
raleza o use. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o use sera
aplicable inicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n donde se aplique la
ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad considerada
admisible seran establecidos per ley general
(e) Un condado podre, de la manera establecida per la ley
general, prever la reducci6n del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prop6sito de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o various
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
c6nyuge en case de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 aios o
mas de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante-de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.


(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad mejorada.
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepcion de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en nueve ambientes o menos y'que no estA sujeta a las
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos com-
prendidos desde (a) hasta (c), se modificard unicamente con-
forme la dispuesto en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la ley;
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no
superen el diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aho anteri-
or.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedero el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, conform lo establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de entonces,


la propledad ser6 evaluada conform Io dispuesto en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad serdn evaluadas conforme lo establecido por
la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier
reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad serb evalu-
ada conform lo dispuesto en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n a todas las-obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no est6n sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos centre (a) y (c) y
en el inciso (f) podrAn modificarse tinicamente seg6n lo estableci-
do en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n establecida por ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
sean superiores al diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aio
anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n exceder6 el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley, realizada
en la propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada con-
forme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podrd establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o. adminis-
traci6n, seg6n lo define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio
en la titularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de.la propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaliJada con-
forme Io establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad seran evaluadas conform la ley general. Sin embargo,
.luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado,
reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad serd evaluada conforme lo
establecido en este inciso.
(h) La legislature. conform la ley general y sujeto a las condi-
ciones alli establecidas podra prohibir la consideraci6n de Io enu-
merado a continuaci6n en relaci6n con la determinaci6n del valor
de la propiedad utilizada para fines residenciales:


(1) Cuanlauier rforma o meiora realilada cnn oeI nrnraitn rd


mejorar la resistencia al daho causado por viento.
(2) La instalaci6n de un equipo fuente de energia renovable.

CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA

Limitaci6n al valor determinado de la propiedad utilizada con
fines residenciales.-
(a) El rechazo de la exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la
propiedad en raz6n de la fuente de energia renovable prevista en
el Articulo 3 del Capitulo VII tendrd efecto a partir de la aprobaci6n
de los electores.
(b) La modificaci6n al Articulo 4 del Capftulo VII que autoriza a
la legislature a prohibir el incremento del valor determinado de la
propiedad utilizada para fines residenciales en raz6n de la mejora
de la resistencia al daho causado por viento o en raz6n de la insta-
laci6n de un equipo fuente de energia renovable entrarA en vigen-
cia el 10 de enero de 2009.

N 4
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPiTULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
EXENCION AL PAGO DE IMPUESTOS SOBRE PROPIEDAD DE
CONSERVATION PERMANENT; CLASIFICACI6N Y EVALU-
ACION DE LA PROPIEDAD UTILIZADA CON FINES DE CONSER-
VACION

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se solicit a la Legislatura que prevea una exenci6n al pago de
impuestos'sobre la propiedad calificada como espacio de con-
servaci6n permanent y demis breas prttegidas de conservaci6n
permanent, conforme lo dispuesto por laey. Se solicita a la leg-
islatura que prevea la clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la propiedad
utilizada con prop6sitos de conservaci6n y no calificada como tal
en forma permanent 6nicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su
uso. El beneficio de evaluaci6n queda sujeto a condiciones, lim-
itaciones y definiciones razonables dispuestas por la ley general.
Sera aplicable a los impuestos sobre la propiedad al comenzar el
aio 2010.


Texto complete:


CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTiCULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) La propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y uti-
lizada exclusivamente por tal municipalidad para fines munici-
pales o pbblicos estard exenta del pago de impuestos. Se podra
requerir a la municipalidad que posea una propiedad fuera del
ambito de la municipalidad, conforme la ley general, que pague
impuestos a la unidad de recaudaci6n en la que se encuentra la
propiedad. Las porciones de propiedades que se utilicen princi-
palmente con fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o
caritativos podran star exentas del pago de impuestos conforme
la ley general.
(b) Estarin exentos del pago de impuestos, con efecto acu-
mulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de este estado, los
bienes del hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor determinado
por la ley general, no inferior a mil d6lares, y para cada viudo o
viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent,
los bienes hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferi-
or a quinientos d6lares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podrd, para los fines
de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y conform las dis-
posiciones establecidas por este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el
desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas empresas y expansions del
negocio de empresas existentes, conforme lo dispone la ley gen-
eral. Tal exenci6n podra otorgarse 4nicamente por ordenanza del
condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un
referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar tal
ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera aplicable a las
mejoras a la propiedad realizadas por y para el uso de una nueva
empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relaci6n con la expansion
del negocio de una empresa existente sera asimismo aplicable a
los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes
personales tangibles relacionados con la expansion del negocio
de una empresa existente. El monto o los Ifmites al onto de tal
exenci6n los determinard la ley general. El period de tiempo
durante el cual regird tal exenci6n otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa existent lo determinard
la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exenci6n quedard sin
efecto transcurridos diez anos desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad, y podr6 renovarse
por referendum conforme lo establece la ley general.
(d) C6nforme la ley general y bajo las condiciones alli estable-
cidas, se podrd otorgar una exenci6n al pago de impuestos Ad
Valorem al equipo fuente de energia renovable y a la propiedad en
la que tal equipo se instale y opere, hasta el valor determinado por
la ley gen ral no superior al cost original del equipo, y por el
period de tiempo determinado por la ley general no superior a
diez anos.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines
de su respective recaudaci6n impositiva y sujeto a las disposi-
ciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exenciones al pago
de impuestos Ad Valorem para la preservaci6n hist6rica a los
dueios de propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n podra otor-
garse 6nicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad.
El monto y los limits al monto de esta exenci6n y los requerim-
ientos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determi-
nard la ley general. El period de tiempo durante el cual estara
vigente estaexenci6n para el propietario lo determinard la ley gen-
eral.
(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujeci6n a las disposiciones
alli establecidas, veinticinco mil d6lares(del yplor ererinadd


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la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesto a los bienes personales
tangibles estara exenta del pago de impuestos Ad Valorem.
(g) Se otorgaran exenciones al pago de impuestos Ad
Valorem sobre propiedades dedicadas de manera permanent a
la conservaci6n incluida la propiedad calificada como espacio de
conservaci6n permanent y demAs areas protegidas de conser-


vaci6n ermanente co ,


ARTiCULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley
general se estableceran disposiciones para asegurar una just
,valuaci6n de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impuestos Ad
Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n:
(a) La propiedad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la
propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los acuiferos de
La Florida o la propiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines
recreativos no comerciales sera clasificada por la ley general y
evaluada 6nicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
(b) Conforme lo dispuesto por la ley general y sujeto a las
condiciones. limitaciones y definiciones razonables que alli se
establecen. la propiedad utilizada con fines de conservaci6n se
clasificara por la ley general y se evaluarad nicamente en raz6n de
su naturaleza o su uso.
(g) (4) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles
conservados para la venta en unidades de intercambio commercial
o en cabezas de ganado podrin valuarse para la determinaci6n
de impuestos a un porcentaje especifico de su valor, podran clasi-
ficarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos, o podran estar exen-
tos del pago de impuestos.
(d)(e) A las personas con derecho a la exenci6n del pago de
impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conforme
el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluara su bien de familiar al
just valor vigente al 10 de enero del ano posterior a la fecha en
que esta reform entire en vigencia.
La mencionada evaluaci6n se modificar i6nicamente conforme lo
aqui dispuesto.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por esta disposici6n se mod-
ificarin anualmente el 10 de enero de cada ano sin que tales mod-
ificaciones excedan el monto menor de los enumerados a contin-
uaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del aio anterior.
b. El cambio porcentual en el indice de Precios al ConsLmidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de EE.UU., todo los
items 1967=100, o informes subsiguientes para el aio calendario
anterior seg6n lo informado por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los
Estados Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n exceder& el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominion, con-
forme lo establecido por la ley general, la propiedad constituida
en bien de familiar sera evaluada al just valor vigente al 10 de
enero del aho posterior, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones
del pArrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar serd evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui
establecidas.
(4) La nueva propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se eval-
uard seg6n el just valor vigente al 10 de enero del ano posterior
a la constituci6n del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n podra
modificarse conforme lo aqui establecido
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluaran conform la
ley general con la condici6n de que con posterioridad a la revision
de la evaluaci6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o
mejora, la propiedad se evaluar& conform Io aqui establecido.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad se evaluara conform lo dispuesto por ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podrdn ser consider-
adas en forma separada. En caso de que cualquiera de las dis-
posiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un
tribunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectar, ni limi-
tara las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 10
de enero de 2009 o al 10 de enero de los anos subsiguientes que
haya recibido una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la
propiedad constituida como bien de familiar conforme el articulo 6
al 10 de enero de cualquier de los dos aios inmediatos anteriores
a. la, constituci6n del.nuyqo bien de familiatendr. derecho a una
pyaluaci6n, cel. nevo,vvien de,familia .a un valor menor al just
aopr. En casq de questa revision se apruebe en enero de 2008,
la persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de enero
de 2008 tendr& derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de famil-
ia a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal persona recibi6 la
exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien
de familiar el 10 de enero de 2007. El valor de la propiedad recien-
temente constituida como bien de familiar se determinarA de la
siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero del aio en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y
el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 10 de enero del
aio en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evalua-
da conforme las disposiciones que aqui se establecen.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
10 de enero del aro en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar serA igual al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del
bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferen-
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este par-
rafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien
de familiar serb incrementado de manera tal que la diferencia entire
el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
tir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conform las disjosiciones aquf establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n.de la ley general y conforme los principios
aqui establecidos, la legislature prever& la aplicaci6n de este p6r-
rafo a la propiedad,que tenga mas de un propietario.
(e)(4) La legislature podrd, por ley general, a los fines de la
evaluaci6n y conform las disposiciones de 6ste inciso, facultar a
los condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la eval-
uaci6n de propiedad hist6rica Onicamente en raz6n de su natu-
raleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso
sera aplicable unicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n donde se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad con-
siderada admisible seran establecidos por ley general.
(D)(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por (a ley
general, prever la reducci6n del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bieni de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento\en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de la cpnstrucci6n ,o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prqp6sitdcde asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o various
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
c6nyuge en caso de que al menos-uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se provee el espacio para.la vivienda tenga 62 aios o
mas de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determigado total .de la
propiedad mejorada. ,
(g)(*) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de
4las obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en nueve ambientes o menos y que no esta sujeta a las
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos com-


prendidos desde (a) hasta (d) (e), se modificard inicamente con-
forme la dispuesto en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
carAn anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la
ley; pero tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superardn el
diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aio anterior
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n exceder& el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion d adminis-
traci6n, conform lo establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad ser& evaluada en 6az6n del


N- 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITOCIONAL --
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULO 4
CAPiTULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)


Titulo de la papeleta:
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD COSTERA UTILIZABLE BASA-
DA EN EL USO ACTUAL

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se prev6 la evaluaci6n basada en el,uuso de la propiedad utilizada
principalmente para la pesca commercial, la propiedad utilizada
para el lanzamiento de embarcaciones a aguas navegables y de
access al piblico; marinas y guarderias fuera del agua con acce-
so al pOblico, y astilleros dependientes del agua, instalaciones
para la pesca commercial e instalaciones para la construcci6n y
reparaci6n de embarcaciones y sus actividades de soporte suje-
tas a las condiciones, restricciones y definiciones razonables
establecidas por la ley general.


Texto comAinpto:


r- CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; evaluaci6n.- Por ley general se dic-
tarAn reglamentaciones para asegurar una just evaluaci6n de la
propiedad en relaci6n con la fijaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem,
con las siguientes condiciones:
(a) La tierra utilizada para la explotaci6n agricola, la tierra que
genera gran cantidad de recarga de agua para los acuiferos de La
Florida o la tierra utilizada exclusivamente para fines recreativos
no comerciales podre ser clasificada por la ley general y evalua-
da unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles
conservados para la venta en forma de unidades para el inter-
cambio commercial o cabezas de ganado podran ser evaluados a
los fines de la determinaci6n de impuestos a un determinado por-
centaje de su valor, podran ser clasificados a los fines de la deter-
minaci6n de impuestos o podrAn resultar exentos del pago de
impuestos.
(c) La propiedad de las personas con derecho a la exenci6n
de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar
conform el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo serA evaluada a un just
valor a partir del 1 de enero del aio siguiente a la fecha de entra-
da en vigencia de esta reform.
Vista evaluaci6n solo podra cambiar por aplicaci6n de lo que aqui
se establece.
(1) Las evaluaciones que caen bajo 6sta regla se modificarMn
anualmente el 10 de enero de cada aio a condici6n de que tales
modificaciones en las evaluaciones no podran superar el monto
menor de lo que se enumera a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del ano anterior
b. El cambio porcentual del Indice de Precios al Consumidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de EE.UU., todos los
items 1967=100, o los informed subsiguientes del ano calendario
anterior segin el informed del Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados
Unidos y el organism de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el valor just.
(3) Conforme la ley general, luego de un cambio de dominion,
la propiedad constituida como bien de familiar serd evaluada a un
just valor a partir del 10 de enero del aio siguiente salvo que se
apliquen las disposiciones del pArrafo (8). A partir de entonces la
propiedad serA evaluada conform lo que aqui se establece.
(4) La propiedad nueva constituida como bien de familiar sera
evaluada a un just valor a partir del 10 de enero del aio siguiente
a la constituci6n en bien de familiar salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n solo se
modificarA conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar seran evaluadas de con-
formidad con la ley general, con la condici6n de que con posteri-
oridad a las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras la
propiedad sea evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui estable-
cidas.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad serA evaluada conform la ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podrAn ser consider-
adas en forma separada. En caso de que alguna de las.disposi-
ciones de esta reform fuera declarada inconstitucional por un tri-
bunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectara o dis-
minuirA la validez de las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constituya uri nuevo bien de familiar a
partir del 1 de enero del ano 2009 o el 1 de enero de los aios
posteriores y que haya sido beneficiaria de la exenci6n de
impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conform
el articulo 6 de 6ste Capitulo a partir del 1 de enero de cualquiera
de los dos aios inmediatos anteriores a la constituci6n del nuevo
bien de familiar tendra derecho a una nueva evaluaci6n del bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En caso de que se apruebe
esta revisi6n en enero de 2008, la persona que constituya un
nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 tendra dere-
cho a la evaluaci6n de la propiedad constituida como bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo en el caso de que tal
persona haya sido beneficiaria de la exenci6n de impuestos sobre
la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero de 2007.
El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de


just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de entonces,
la propiedad sera evaluada conform lo dispuesto en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad serin evaluadas conform lo establecido por
la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier
reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evalu-
ada conform lo dispuesto en este inciso.
(b)(g) En relaci6n a todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no est6n sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos entire (a) y (d)(e)
y en el inciso (g)() -podran modificarse 6nicamente segun lo
establecido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n establecida por ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
sean superiores al diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aio
anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley, realizada
en la propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada con-
forme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podrd establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, seg6n lo define la ley, incluido cualquier cambio en la tit-
ularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad. A par-
tir de entonces, la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada con-
forme lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad seran evaluadas conform la ley general. Sin embargo,
luego de la revisi6n en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado,
reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conform lo
establecido en este inciso.

CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
ARTICULO 28. Exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la
propiedad y clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la propiedad utilizada
para fines de conservaci6n. La reform del Articulo 3 del Capitulo
VII que require la creaci6n de la exenci6n del pago de impuestos
Ad Valorem a la propiedad dedicada con caracter permanent a
fines de conservaci6n. y. en relaci6n con la determinaci6n de
impuestos Ad Valorem. la reform del Articulo 4 del Capitulo VII
que reqyiere que la propiedad utilizada con fines de conservaci6n
sea clasificada por la ley general y unicamente evaluada en raz6n
de su naturaleza o su uso. sera implementada a partir del 10 de
enero de 2010. Este articulo tendra efecto a partir de la
aprobaci6n de los electores.


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Iq


Avil clli y os Qude4 enai4 es i el agua ions ausou aI pUIluo.
d. Astilleros dependientes del agua. instalaciones para la
pesca commercial e instalaciones para la construcci6n y reparaci6n
de embarcaciones y sus actividades de soporte.
(2) El beneficio para la evaluaci6n que se establece en este
inciso esta sujeto a las condiciones y restricciones y las defini-
clones razonables conform los dispone la legislature y la ley
general.

CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
Evaluaci6n de la propiedad costera utilizable. -La modificaci6n al
Articulo 4 del Capitulo VII donde se prev6 la eyaluaci6n de la
propiedad costera utilizable en base al uso actual e la propiedad.
y en base a este articulo. entrarA en vigencia al s" aprobada por
los electores y sera aplicable en primer instant ~a las evalua-
ciones realizadas para los periods fiscales que comiencen el 1
de enero de 2010.


N? 8;
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL'
CAPiTULO VII, ARTiCULO 9
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
OPCION LOCAL FONDOS PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO
DOCENTE DE EDUCACI6N TERCIARIA

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone la reform de la Constituci6n del Estado con el obje-
to de solicitar a la Legislatura que autorice a los condados a fijar'
una opci6n local de impuesto sobre las ventas en caracter de'
suplemento a la financiaci6n del establecimiento docente de edu-
caci6n terciaria; con el requisite de contar con la aprobaci6n por
voto para fijar tal impuesto y con la condici6n de que los
impuestos aprobados queden sin efecto al transcurrir 5 anos y
puedan ser autorizados nuevamente por voto.
(Continued On Paae 6B)


familiar serd determinado de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en blen de familiar al 10 de enero del aio en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia centre el just valor y
el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 10 de enero del
aio en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar serA evalua-'.
da conform las disposiciones que aqui se establecen.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
1 de enero del ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del
bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferen-
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este parrafo.
sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de
familiar sera incrementado de manera tal que la diferencia entire el
just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A partir
de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n dela ley general y conform los principios alli
establecidos, la legislature preverA la aplicaci6n de 6ste parrafo a
la propiedad que tenga mis de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podrd, por ley general, a los fines de la eval-
uaci6n y conform las disposiciones de 6ste inciso, facultar a los
condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la evalu-
aci6n de propiedad hist6rica unicamente en raz6n de su natu-
raleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso
sera aplicable 6nicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n donde se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad con-
siderada admisible seran establecidos por ley general.
(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley
general, prever la redpcci6n del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prop6sito de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o various
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
c6nyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se prove el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 anos o
mas de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6r de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad mejorada.
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en nueve ambientes o menos y que no esta sujeta a las
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos codm
prendidos desde (a) hasta (c), se modificarA unicamente con-
forme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la ley,
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no
superen el diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aio anteri-
or.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, conform Io establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad serA evaluada en raz6n del.;
just valor vigente a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad serA evaluada conform las disposiciones
establecidas en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad seran evaluadas conform to establecido por
la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier
reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evalu-
ada conforme las disposiciJbes establecidas en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, Ias evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no est6n sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y
en el inciso (f) podran modificarse inicamente seg6n lo estable-
cido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaei6n-establecida por ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
sean superiores al diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del ano
anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley general,
realizada en la propiedad.
A partir de entonces, la mencionada propiedad serA evaluada
conform las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis
traci6n, seg6n lo define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio
en la titularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad:
A partir de entonces, la mencionada propiedad serA evaluada
conform lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad serAn evaluadas conform la ley general. Sin embargo;
luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado,
reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conform Io
establecido en este inciso.
(h)(1) La evaluaci6n de la propiedad costera utilizable se
realizara en base al uso actual de la propiedad:
a. Propiedad utilizada principalmente para la pesca commercial,
b. Propiedad accessible al public utilizada para el lanzamien-
to de embarcaciones en aguas navegables.


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6B The Herald-Advocate, September 25, 2008


Freelancing Becomes

A Full-Time Career


Fpr anyone who considered
freelance or independent con-
tract work as projects to do in
between jobs, it's time to think
again. Freelancing has become
a full-time career for many, as
well as a great way to earn a
second income for others. With
thefslipping state of the econo-
my, it's predicted to continue to
grow in popularity and become
even more lucrative.
"In an economic downturn,
companies tend to be more cau-
tious around permanent hiring
and& look for cost-effective
alternatives to manage work-
loads," said Ben Jablow, senior
:business development director
of',Sologig.com, a leading job
site for independent profession-
'als.
:?This presents opportunities
for those who are currently
freelancing and those who are
considering trading in their cor-
parate warrior status to be their
oWn boss."
According to a recent Ca-
reerBuilder.com survey of more
than 2,900 employers nation-
wide, 42 percent of employers
Swho do business with independ-
ent professionals are relying on
freelancers and contractors the
same or more than they did one
year ago.
:Fifteen percent plan to bump
up. compensation for independ-
exit professionals over last year,
with one in three paying $50 or
more per hour. One in five will
p4y $75 or more per hour while
one in 10 will pay $100 or more
per hour.
.'Opportunities are available
in a variety of fields. Twenty-


eight percent of employers who
work with freelancers and inde-
pendent contractors plan to hire
in booming fields such as IT
and engineering. Other popular
areas include everything from
business consulting, sales and
accounting to health care sup-
port and administrative/clerical
work.
Consider the following tips.
to help find independent con-
tract and freelance positions:
Network, network, net-
work. Send newsletters to those
on your professional contact'list
to let them know you're avail-
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explain the services you offer.
Also, ask for referrals from pre-
vious clients if you have any,
and attend local or industry
events and conferences.
Position your skills. Tailor
your resume and marketing
materials for each new opportu-
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you're in a creative field.
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freelance, contract or consult-
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Hardee cross coun-
try teams kicked off their sea-
son on Thursday.
The boys welcomed Walker
Academy runners in their
midst. Hardee girls, JV and
junior high runners were on
their own.
Travis Martinez of Walker
won the boys 5K, in ahead of
Murah Ottallah of Hardee, who


was just a minute behind.
Jonathan Marlier of Walker and
Juan Rodriguez of Hardee took
third and fourth respectively.
Next in line was Pablo "Paul"
Macias, four seconds ahead of
David Garcia of Walker. Tony
Martinez of Hardee and team-
mate Donovan Richardson fol-
lowed, with Walker's Ben
Gonzalez and Hardee's Tony
Galvan finishing out the varsity
top 10.


Brianna Aguilai led the
Hardee girls to the line. She was
followed by Guadalupe Flores
and Mesqua Fields. Daisy
Escoto and Nancy Conejo were
three seconds apart and Jessica
Hunt finished the top half dozen
girls.
Brandon Beatty, in at 24:24
ran for the junior high boys and
Leah Cisneros came in for the
junior high girls.
The JV results were not avail-


able at press time.
Next up for the Wildcats is a
run at Highlands Hammock
State Park, hosted by the Se-
bring squad.
Hardee will hold the annual
Alumni Run on Oct. 9 at the
high school. All former runners,
faculty and others interested in
participating should get in
touch with Coach Don Trew at
773-3181 or dtrew@hardee.k-
12.fl.us.


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
The Hardee cross country team held its first 2008 meet on Thursday at Pioneer Park. Pausing before the run are
(first row, from left) Guadalupe Flores, Nancy Conejo, Mesqua Fields, Jessica Hunt, Daisy Escoto, Donovan
Richardson, Brianna Aguilar and Lindy Rossman; (back row) Antonio Galvan, Tommy Parker, Murad Ottallah, Nancy
Ramirez, Paul Macias, Brandon Beatty, Juan Rodriguez, Tony Martinez and Leah Cisneros.


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Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 9. Impuestos locales.-
(a) Sera obligatorio para condados, distritos escolares y
'nunicipalidades y optativo para distritos especiales, contar con
:autorizaci6n legal para fijar impuestos Ad Valorem y autorizaci6n
,de ley general para fijar otros impuestos, en relaci6n con sus
:respectivos prop6sitos, a excepci6n de los impuestos Ad Valorem
"sobre los bienes personales intangibles y los impuestos pro-
:hibidos por esta constituci6n.
(b) En relaci6n con los impuestos Ad Valorem, con exclusi6n


de los impuestos fijados para el pago de garantias e.impuestos
fijados por periodos menores a dos aios autorizados por el voto
de electores cuya propiedad no esta totalmente exenta del pago
de impuestos, su valor no podr& exceder los months enumerados
a continuaci6n en relaci6n con el valor determinado para los
bienes reales y bienes personales tangibles: para el condado,
diez millones; para la municipalidad, diez millones; para los
escuelas, diez millones; para la administraci6n del agua en la
region noroeste del estado ubicada al oeste de la division entire
las montahas del este nOmero dos y tres, 0.05 millones; para la
administraci6n del agua del area restante del estado, 1.0 millones;
y para todos los demas distritos especiales un monto autorizado
por ley aprobada por el voto de los electores cuya propiedad no
esta totalmente exenta del pago de impuestos. El condado que


brinde servicios a la municipalidad podrd, dentro de log terminos
de la ley, fijar impuestos adicionales dentro de los limits fijados
para fines municipales.
(c) Aquellos condados que cuenten con el servicio de una
instituci6n piblica de libre acceso cuya misi6n y responsabilidad
incluya la provision de instrucci6n terciaria de nivel inicial y que
otorgue licenciaturas asociadas, contarAn con autorizaci6n legal
para fijar una opci6n local de impuesto a las ventas en caracter de
suplemento a la manutenci6n de la instituci6n. El impuesto no
podri fijarse a menos que cuente con la aprobaci6n de los elec-
tores de cada condado que obtiene el servicio de la instituci6n.
La opci6n de impuosto local quedard sin efecto al transcurrir cinco
aios y podrd ser autorizada nuevamente por los electores segin
lo establecido por la ley.


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women and children in need. In top photo is winning team (from left) Philippe
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BRYANT

COUNTY CONIVUSSIONER, District 1
[Sl I voted for the 42 million Economic Development partnership with Mosiac. (This
will provide many high quality jobs through new economic development and also $500,000
yearly for ten years in the county's general revenue.)

[1 I made the motion and voted to reduce our millage rate from 9.00 to 8.55. (I did
not want more burdens on our citizens in these difficult economic times.)

[TI am currently working with the Secretary of DOT, RepresentativeJ.D. Alexander
and Conaressman Buchanan to complete the four-laning of U.S. 17 to Desoto Co. line.
(We as a Board are aggressively doing all we can to influence Tallahassee and Washington
to finish this ipr6ject.)

[ I voted again this year as I have every year to fully fund Resthaven. (In discussing
how to spread your tax dollars around to meet the needs in the County, it is difficult when
we have to make cuts in budgets. We care about every citizen of Hardee County and try
to satisfy as many needs of the young, the disadvantaged and the elderly that we can.)

S I voted against $2.00 an acre fire assessment on open land and voted for a more
realistic assessment of $.49 an acre.

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CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider approval of Ordinance No. 2008-01
at the City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at City Hall,
104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 7:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE 2008-01
An Ordinance providing for amendment of Ordinance 2008-01 amending
the future land use map of the City of Bowling Green, Florida, said
amendment being known as "Amendment 308-01-SS"; specifically, to
assign the future land use classification of "Low Density Residential" to
the Aurora Garduno parcel at 107 Jones Street; transmitting said amend-
ment to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for notifica-
tion; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date.


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor


ATTESTED: -;
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney


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CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
NOTICE OF ZONING MAP AMENDMENT
The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider approval of Ordinance No. 2008-02
at the City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at City Hall,
104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 7:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE 2008-02
An Ordinance rezoning a parcel from C-1, Retail Commercial District, to
R-1, Single Family Residential District, located at 107 Jones Street in the
City of Bowling Green, owned by Aurora Garduno and Francisco Aguilar;
providingfor severability and providing for an effective date.
Interested persons can appear and be heard on this Ordinance at the Commission
Meeting. Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be reviewed or
obtained at the office of the City Clerk, M-F, 8:00 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matterdiscussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for
such purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based,
per Florida Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any per-
son with a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to participate
in this meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.
The following is a map disclosing the area covered by the proposed ordinance, the
area to be rezoned as designated in the map.
LOCATION MAP
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CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor
ATTESTED:
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney 9:25c







8B The Herald-Advocate, September 25, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252008CA000227
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a banking corpora-
tion under the laws of the State of
Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ABDON RIVERA a/k/a ABDON
RIVERA ESTRADA a/k/a ADON
RIVERA, OFELIA RIVERA a/k/a
OFELIA CORTEZ RIVERA, OFE-
LIA RIVERA AS ATTORNEY-IN-
FACT FOR ABDON RIVERA,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
and CARMEN RIVERA,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on Sept. 18, 2008, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 8 day of
October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., the
following described property:

Parcel One
Lots 25, 26, 27, and 28 of
Block 29, Wauchula Hills
Subdivision, as per Plat
Book 3, page 1, located in
Section 28, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida:
AND
Parcel Two
All of Block 27, Wauchula
Hills Subdivision, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book
3, page 1, located in
Section 28, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida;
AND
Parcel Three
Lot 15, Block 21, Wauchula
Hills Subdivision, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book
3, page 1, located in
Section 28, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida;
AND
Parcel Four
Lots 1 to 8 inclusive, and
Lots 13, 14, and 17 to 20
inclusive, Block 18,
Wauchula Hills
Subdivision, as per plat
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 1, Section 28,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida:
AND
Parcel Five
Lots 6 and 7, Block 28,
Wauchula Hills
Subdivision, as per plat
recorded In Plat Book 3,
page 1, Section 28,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida;
AND
Parcel Seven
,Lots 5 to 8 inclusive, Block
21, Wauchula Hills
Subdivision, as per plat
,.recorded in Plat Book 3,
page 1, located in Section
28, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida;
'AND
Parcel Eight
Lots 1 to 4 Inclusive and
Lots 25 and 26, Block 17,
Wauchula Hills
Subdivision, as per plat
recorded in Plat Book 3,
page 1, located in Section
'.28, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida;
AND
.Parcel Nine
SAll lot 18 and S 35.25 feet
,of Lot 19, Block 30,
Wauchula Hills
Subdivision, as per plat
recorded in Plat Book 3,
page 1, located in Section
28, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida;
AND
That part of Lot 54 being
described as follows:
SBegin at Northwest corner
of Lot 54, run thence South
S7800'08" East a distance
..of 117.67 feet to a point on
the East line of said Lot 54,
1406'19" East a distance
.of 26.25 feet the the
Northeast corner of said
Lot 54, thence run South
89031'52" West a distance
''of 121.50 fbet to the point
of beginning. Also: All of
Lot 55 and that part of Lot
56 being described as fol-
lows: Begin at the
Southwest corner of said
Lot 56, run thence
15"46'04" East a distance
of 50.00 feet to the
Northwest Corner of said
Lot 56, thence run South
8846'56" East a distance


of 120.87 feet to a point on
the East line of said Lot 56,
thence run South 1756'36"
West a distance of 46.85
feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of said Lot 56, thence
run South 89*31'52" West a
distance of 120.00 feet to a
point of beginning, Vista
Del Sol Subdivision,
Hardee County, Florida as
per Plat book 3, page 19.
AND
*Begin 'at SW Corner of
Block "A" of A.Y. Teachey
Subdivision to the City of
Wauchula, Hardee County,
Florida; go East 150 feet;
thence North 150 feet;
thence West 150 feet;
thence South 150 feet to


the point of beginning; as
per plat recorded In Plat
Book 1, page 2-34.


DATED this 18 d
September, 2008.

B. HUGH B
As Clerk of the
By: Connl
As Depu


IN THE CIRCUIT COUI
AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252008CA0


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KENT LILLY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DIEGO TORRES, a married man
not joined by his spouse, and
ISMAEL ECHEVERRY, a married
man not joined by his spouse
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Defaul Judgment and
Summary Final Judgent of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on Sept. 16, 2008, in the
above-syled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 8 day of
October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., the
following described property:
E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of the NE
1/4, Section 14, Township
34 South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida.
Together with and Subject
to:
A perpetual, unobstructed,
non-exclusive easement
for Ingress, egress, road-
way, utility and any lawful
purpose over and across
the following: Begin at the
SW corner of Section 12,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East; thence N 48017'31"
E, 39.85 feet to a point
being 30.00 feet East of the
West line of said Section
12; thence N 032'34" W
and parallel with the West
line of said Section 12,
207.00 feet; thence N
44*14'15" E, 70.98 feet;
thence N 89001'04" E and
parallel with the South line
of said Section 12, 424.52
feet to a point on the
Westerly right-of-way line
of Popash Road; thence N
42"21'23" W and along said
right-of-way line, 39.98
feet; thence S 89"01'04" W,
477.86 feet to a point on the
West line of said Section
12; thence S 0*32'34" E and
;long said West line,
3!3.00 fgt to the Point of
Beginning, Hardee County,
Florida.
AND
Together with and Subject
to:
A 40-foot perpetual, unob-
structed, non-exclusive
easement for ingress,
egress, roadway, utility and
any lawful purpose, lying
and being 20 feet each side
of a center line being
described as follows: Com-
mence at the NE corner of
Section 14, Township 34
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
and run S 89025'32" W and
along the North line of said
Section 14, a distance of
63.00' to begin said center
line; thence S 12010'09" W,
62.82 feet; thence S
66'40'00" W, 903.98 feet;
thence S 61006'26" W,
107.21 feet; thence S
52052004" W, 48.65 feet;
thence S 2014'33" W, 95.21
feet; thence S 20041'24" E,
850.00 feet to end said cen-
ter line description.
AND
Together with:
A 40-foot perpetual, unob-
structed, non-exclusive
easement for Ingress,
egress, roadway, utility
and any lawful purpose,
lying and being 20 feet
each side of a center line
being described as fol-
lows: Commence at the
termination of the center
line of the above-de-
scribed easement and pro-
ceed northerly approxi-
mately 40 feet back along
said center line for P.O.B.;
thence westerly and paral-
lel to the South line of the
NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 to the
NE corner of the E 1/2 of
the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4,
Section 14, Township 34
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida.
Dated this 17 day of September,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Courts
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior Tyler Robertson re-
vamped the record book last
week.
The boys swim captain broke
the 50-yard freestyle record in
unique style, in a meter pool.
But, converting it to feet by the
National Collegiate Athletic
Association standards, it came
down to a new record of 23.07
seconds.
"Actually, he broke it during
his split at the Blackman Re-
lays, but that didn't count. It
was just a matter of time," said
Wildcat coach Dick Daggett.
It helped Hardee win a tri-
meet at Frostproof last Tuesday.
Hardee boys finished with 152
points, while both Frostproof
and Avon Park came in at 82
points.
Hardee girls also handily won
that meet, with 133 points com-
pared to 92 for Avon Park and
66 for Frostproof.
Hardee rudely hosted Avon
Park on Thursday evening, tak-
ing the boys events 120 to 49
and the girls 114 to 43.
Hardee girls need divers, los-
ing points completely with no
;entrants in that event. Any girl
interested in diving is welcome


to come join the team, said
assistant coach Jan Brutus.
This week's only meet is at
home today (Thursday) at 5:30
against Frostproof. Next up is
the Heartland Invitational at
Lake Placid on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Tri-Meet
Hardee boys had nine first-
place finishes at the Lake
Wales pool. Junior Josh Rickett
and Robertson each had a pair
of wins, and seniors Joe Porter
and Dusty Spears and junior
Jake Willis each added victory
points.
The 200 medley and 400 free
relay teams also won. Willis,
Porter, Isaac Vasquez and Chris
Reid were in the 200 medley
and Kyle Bodeck, Dylan Jus-
tice, Reid and Rickett were in
the 400.
Rickett won the 200 individ-
ual medley (IM) and 100 butter-
fly, Robertson the 50 and 100
free, Porter the 100 free, Spears
the 200 free and Willis the 100
back.
Other Hardee boys adding
points were Clay McNabb, Lee
Cortez, Hunter Henderson,
Sheldon Hartman, Bradley Ad-
cox, Thomas "T.J" Hogenauer,
Caleb Boyette, Vincent Hart-
man and Brian Hagans.


Meanwhile, Hardee girls also
took first place in nine of 12
events.
Sophs Kaitlyn Kennedy and
Kate Krause each took a pair of
first place finishes. Seniors
Brittany Wiggins and Katie
Jernigan, and junior Stephanie
Driver also placed first.
Freshman Rebeka Nix joined.
Jernigan, Wiggins and Driver to
win the 200 medley relay and
Krause joined Jernigan, Driver
and Wiggins to win the 400 free
relay.
Kennedy won both the 500
free and 100 backstroke while
Krause took the 200 free and
100 free. Wiggins won the 100
breast, Jernigan the 200 IM and
Driver the 100 fly.
Other Hardee girls contribut-
ing points were Heather Kouns,
Chelsea Goolsby, Savanna Ha-
gans, Kyndall Robertson and
KatianaPesquera.
Home Meet
It was similar at home on
Thursday.
Hardee girls took first ip the
opening 200 medley relay with
Kennedy, Wiggins, Driver and
Nix. Krause followed it with a
win in the 200 free and Jernigan
won the 200 IM.
Senior Kaitlin won the 50


free. Avon Park won the diving
without a Hardee competition.
Jernigan and Driver went one-
two in the 100 fly. Krause and
Nix were one-two in thel00
free and Kyndall Robertson
won the 500 free.
In the 200 free relay, Jerni-
gan, Driver, Krause and Justice
combined for the win. Goolsby
won the 100 back, Wiggins the
100 breast, and Kennedy, Gool-
sby, Krause and Justice took the
400 free relay.
Hardee boys fared equally
well.
Willis, Spears, Rickett'and
Bodeck won the 200 medley
relay. Dylan Justice took the
200 free, with Spears on his
heels. Bodeck and Hagans went
one-two in the 200 IM, and
Tyler Robertson won his 50
free, just not at record-setting
pace. Rickett and McNabb went
one-two in the butterfly, Willis
won the 500 free.
Justice, Bodeck, Rickett and
Robertson won the 200 free
relay. Justice and Henderson
went one-two in the 100 back.
Porter and Willis did the same
in the 100 breakstroke.
Finally, Justice, Cortez,
Spears and Vasquez won the
400 free relay.


Letter To The Editor

Christians Should Be Involved In Politics


Dear Editor:
Should Christians be in-
volved in the political arena?
Well, the Apostle Paul was.
He regularly took on the spir-
itual and political leaders of his
day. They were one in the same.



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
MA 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, III, PA., 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


He talked, preached and con-
demned them on a day-to-day
in-your-face program of spread-
ing Jesus' truth.
How many of you would
walk out on him in church
because you believe a pastor
shouldn't be political? Paul's
main podium was the syna-
gogues.
Something that Christians are
not short on is anger and pride,
even though we are not sup-
posed to have those two deadly
sins in our repertoire. One of
Paul's most passed-around
prayers is based on praying for
our political leaders first before
all others.
If there is peace in our coun-
try, there is peace for us, and we
can do Jehovah's work without
interruption. Jesus said if were
not with him we were against
'him. Yeah, that's where that
saying comes from.
We are going to vote on our
world, our reality in the next
few months. If you are a
Christian you will vote Jesus'
way, no matter how politically
incorrect it is.
There's an amendment in
Colorado that a special interest
group has pushed to pass. It
makes owning any literature
that is negative about homosex-
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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.
Oct. 2 Boys Golf Lake Placid HOME 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Softball DeSoto Away 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
JV Football Fort Meade Away 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Varsity Football Lakewood Ranch Away 7:30 p.m.
Varsity Volleyball Lakeland Tourney Away" TBA
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Dear Editor:
My wife and I would to send
a word of thanks to the resi-
dents of Wauchula. We hear so
much that is negative in this
world that some good news
might be nice.
Recently on Sunday, Sept.
14, my wife and I decided to
take a motorcycle ride for a
couple of hours and stopped at a


by seventh grader Karlee Hen-
derson, who will double at first
base when not pitching. Knight
will be shortstop when not on
the mound.
The other eighth grade re-
turnee is outfielder Jessica
Harrison. Eighth graders in
their first year on the team are
second sacker Kayla Nichols,
and outfielders Katelyn Rowe
and Danika Briones.
Joining Henderson from the
seventh grade are Kate Thomas,


parking lot north of town to
stretch our legs. We got ready to
leave and the bike would not
start (fuel pump we found
out later).
While I was trying to figure
out the problem four other
motorcyclists stopped to offer
assistance to no avail. They did
help push us to a shade tree on
Bell Street which was a big help


third base/catcher; Anna Gal-
vez, catcher/outfielder; Brooke;
Tyson, first base/outfielder;.
Brooke Knight, outfielder;'
Summer Sisum, outfielder; and
Addison Aubry, shortstop/-
catcher.
Knight feels with most of the
girls playing summer ball, there
will be constant improvement
in the junior high and high:
school teams. She will assist
high school coach Leigh Beu-
mel in the spring.


in trying to stay cool.
While waiting for towing ser-t
vice from Bradenton to arrive;
one of your local police offers:
stopped and asked if everything
was all right and said he would
stop back periodically to check
on us.
While waiting for help to
arrive, no less than three differ-
ent residents of Bell Street
brought us cold water. Onei
offered sandwiches. I would
say this speaks volumes about,
your town.
A big thank you from ... :
Jim and Kathy Smith.
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Boys Golf
HJHS Softball
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Oct. 9


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first two games of the
season are on the home field.
Hardee Junior High School
softball began its fall season on
Monday, hosting Sebring. To-
day (Thursday), the girls greet
Avon Park. Next Monday's
game is at Lake Placid.
After that, it's a trip to
DeSoto and a visit from Hill-
Gustat in the first half of the
season. The second half is a
mirror image, the game venue
reversing itself.
Head Coach Sharri Knight is
excited about this season's
squad. The third-year coach has
seen steady improvement, from
6-4 two years ago to 7-3 last
year to an undefeated 2008, she
hopes.
The team practices on the
junior high field, but holds its
games on the Recreation Com-
plex field off,Altman Road, just
north of the high school.
She has good reason to. Most
of her squad have played com-
petitive recreational ball, and
some have played on travel
teams. They have gone to dis-
trict, regional and state compe-
tition and done well.
Hardee will be strong in
pitching, with eighth grade vet-
eran Kayla Knight backed up


Letter To The Editor

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Sept. 25 Avon Park HOME
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Oct. 13 Avon Park Away
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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


; BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning ................10:00 a.rm.
5Snday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Btible Study 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 0:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

,IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 3754228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ............... ......9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........11.... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ...................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...............1...1l:00a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Coming Worship ................I I:00 a.m.
Disciples Training... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.ii.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East
RO. Box 780


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 1:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 7734475 .
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..........:...l l:00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................600 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............I..1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)'
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 1 0:00 a.m.

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

CHARLIE CREEK
SBAPTIST CHURCH.
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ..................9:45 a.m.
)Morning Worship .... .. II 00 am
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
-Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00a.m.
.Worship Service ........... ......11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
* Sunday Morning Worship.....9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class...:.......... 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Trahling Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199.
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ..................11:00 a.m.


Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.


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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773.2105
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCII
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ :00 a.m.
Evening Worship' .................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg...........6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missiomn 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High) 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-Sth Kids World Groups
7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
TIE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ..................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
. WednesdayActivities ............600 p.m.


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

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road


767-1010
JEHOVAII'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning ..............10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
-. SPANISH
S Sunday Evening'....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6.)0 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING I URCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ...... .......... 1:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Church Training ....................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ...................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .........11....... :00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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



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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ :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).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ...................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:30 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 :
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worslip..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS




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

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

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School T..................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 Childeare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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





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crawled into bed and told Him
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But a sincere prayer never
tires God. It thrills Him.
He invites, "Ask and it.will
be given to you; seek and you
will find; knock and the door
will be opened to you."
Don't be slow in asking.
Don't be quick in giving up.
Ask and keep on asking; seek
and keep on seeking; knock
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Senior 17 Years Old
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LVuUiN 1 OURI
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Carl Davis, 54, Bowling
Green, and Deborah Lynn
Hamlin, 45, Bartow.
'Joseph Clayborn Long III,
27, Wauchula, and Stefanie
Lynn Weed, 26, Wauchula.
Michael Rodney Howell Jr.,
30,. Bowling Green, and Aman-
da Leigh Barrentine, 24, Fort
Meade.
Dustin Lawrence Darty, 18,
Fort Meade, and Kimber Marie
Taylor, 19, Fort Meade.
Gregory Alan Bagent, 47,
Lakeland, and Sherri Celeste
Bagent, 44, Lakeland.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
* Discover Bank vs. Cindy S.
Adams, judgment.
Westlake Services Inc. d/b/a
Westlake Financial Services vs.
Mary Ann Rodriguez, default
judgment.
Mary Armstrong vs. Johnny
Ray Harris,.judgment.
Gulf Coast Assistance vs.
Anthony Alamia, dismissed.
City of Wauchula vs. Jill
Skipper, dismissed.
Target National Bank/Target
Vision vs. Ana M. Vega, judg-
ment.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Yolanda Delarosa, judgment.
TGG Country Walk LLC vs.
Erika Lee et al, judgment for
removal of tenant.
SLVNV Funding vs. Amalia
daguirre, dismissed.
;'Carolyn Ableman vs. Fred E.
'ewis, dismissed.
-'3JD Enterprises Inc. vs.
Nelson Adams, dismissed.
FLA Card Services NA vs.
Kevin W. Catteeur, judgment
Stayed.
;'*Elite Recovery Services Inc.
vs.1 Ata M. Schwail, default
judgment.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Liuann Bee, judgment.
' Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Ruth Long, judgment, exe-
6ution withheld.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
' James Wilton Bass, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
. Joshua Garrett Brantley,
criminal mischief, probation
one year, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees,. $50 cost of prosecution
(COP), $115.30 restitution, 100
hours community service.
: Johnny Lee Cook, disorderly
intoxication and disorderly con-
duct, 30 days in jail with credit
f6r time served (CTS), $325
fiie and court costs, $100 pub-
li'c defender fees, $50 COP.
:'Leono Sanchez Garcia, dis-
orderly intoxication, $325 fine
aiid court costs, $50 COP.
;Jawain Dante Robinson, re-
sisting arrest without violence
and resisting an officer without
violent force, ajdudication
withheld on first charge, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lii defender fees, $50 COP.
., Adrian Isaguirre Rodriguez,
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lta, estreated bonds.
.;Jose Antonio Santos, two
counts petit theft, adjudication
withheld, probation six months,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP, restitution to be set.
,-Maria Trinidad, domestic
battery, transferred to pretrial
intervention program.
:'Rodney Anthony Cristofaro,
violation of injunction against
repeat violence and violation of
a domestic violence injunction
f)i- protection, $50 investigative
costs on each charge, other fees


in another sentence.
Brandy Renee Kemp, petit
theft, probation 12 months, stay
away from store, $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP, $187.24 resti-
tution.
David Junior Prescott, petit
theft and trespass other than a
structure or conveyance, proba-
tion one year, $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP.
Chad Richardson, trespass
other than structure or con-
veyance, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Jose Antonio Lobato, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge obstruction without vio-
lence), probation revoked, time
served.
Elizabeth Purser, violation of
probation (original charge retail
theft), probation revoked, 45
days CTS, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Felipe R. Ramirez, violation
of probation (original charge
DUI), six additional months
probation with 75 hours com-
munity service added to condi-
tions.
Jesse Alvarado, driving while
license suspended (DWLS),
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Hector Arana, DWLS, pro-
vided valid license, dismissed.
David Arthur Blackney,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
has valid license, $195 court
costs, $50 COP.
Amanda Michelle Ford,
DWLS, not prosecuted.
Rojelio Garcia, DUI, proba-
tion 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, DUI school,
evaluation and treatment, no
bars/alcohol, random screens,
$913 fine and court costs, $50
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Jose Jack Gutierrez, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Fernando Guel Lopez,
DWLS, dismissed.
Troy Michael Myers, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.
Lucy Mae Parker, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Jennifer Lea Purser, DWLS,
probation 12 months, $340 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Raul Villegas, DUI re-
duced to reckless driving with
alcohol a factor, 12 months pro-
bation, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, $340 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, 50
hours community service.
Peyman Whaqnejad, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $340
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Candace Denise Kilpatrick,
DWLS, $195 court costs, $50
COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Mittie Morris vs. Adrian L.
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.
Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lisa
Snelling, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Treyhmaine Snell vs. Rosa
Garcia, petition for injunction
for protection.
Adrian Larue Smith vs.
Mittie Morris, petition for
injunction for protection.
James L. Viall and Rosalind


Viall, divorce.
Alisha Wingate vs. Robert
Michael Ebby, petition for
injunction for protection.
Gerald Revell vs. Francisque
Paulemon, damages perfor-
mance of contract.
Household Finance Corp. III
vs. Leandro D. Castro and
Pamela Castro, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Guadalupe Sanchez and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Juan Sanchez, peti-
tion to enforce administrative
child support order.
Tiffany Collier o/b/o minor
child vs. Courtney Grice, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Diane V. Smith vs. Katrina
Blandin, petition for injunction
for protection.
Tina Grice o/b/o minor child
vs. Courtney Grice, petition for
injunction for protection.
Jason King vs. George E.
Patterson and Eric D. McClain,
damages.
Steven Anderson and Kami
Anderson, divorce.
Katrina Blandin o/b/o minor
child vs. Diane Smith, petition
for injunction for protection.
Katrina Blandin o/b/o minor
child vs. Kimberly Coronado,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Katrina Blandin vs. Diane
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.
Katrina Blandin vs. Claretha
Wilson o/b/o minor child, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Pedro Ordehi and Jessica A.
Ordehi, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Jessica L. Plumley and DOR
vs. Joshua D. Plumley, petition
to establish an administrative
child support order.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
School Board of School
District of Hardee County in re:
Florida State taxpayers, proper-
ty owners and citizens of
Hardee County, Florida, peti-
tion to validate $2.7 million
funding and revenue bonds
Series 2008A, judgment.
Angela Guerrero vs. Brian
Lee Doane, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
" Diane Radandt o/b/o minor
child vs. Kenneth Lloyd Duck,
injunction for protection.
Clora Nell Thomas vs. Ernest
F Thomas, injunction for pro-
tection.
Clinton A. Anderson and
Cristie Lee Anderson, modifi-
cation of child support.
Melissa A. Albritton and
DOR vs. Shawn Allen Nor-
wood, child support order
amended.
Tony Denice Carroll and
DOR vs. Matthew D. Carroll,
petition to modify child support
denied.
Marilyn C. Monroe Thomp-
son and DOR vs. Robert T.
Bond, modification of child
support.


Shaun Tamara Jean Mitchell
and DOR vs. Stanley Jackson
Jr., child support order.
Tony Terrell Rodriguez and
Felicia Symora Rodriguez,
divorce.
Sonya Deneen Lewis and
Cary Anthony Lewis, divorce.
Margarita Carol Taylor and
Lester Leroy Taylor, divorce.
Greenleaf Compaction of
America LLC vs. Custom Craft
Modulars Inc., judgment.
Resurgence Financial LLC
vs. Errick Snelling, judgment.
Mollie Irene O'Bryan and
DOR vs. Freddie Carlton.Sr.,
judgment modifying child sup-
port.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation as trustee vs. Sharyn K.
Salter and James H. Webb Jr. et
al, voluntary dismissal.
Debra Driggers and DOR vs.
Louis Perez, child support
order.
Julia Martinez and George
Rivera, divorce.
Kourtney T. Thompson and
DOR vs. Cesar Sanchez, child
support order.
Thelma Ellison Reddics and
DOR vs. Jan Alfonzo Ellison,
petition for child support con-
tempt order denied.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Irene Minor Cannady and
DOR vs. Tammy Lynn Smith.
Betty F. Ysasi and DOR vs.
David Ysasi.
Dollene Lucinda Fields and
DOR vs. Gregory D. Drew.
Barbara G. Miller and DOR
vs. Roger S. Darty.
Constance M. Jones and
DOR vs. April Desiree Gilbert.
Alicia Esquivel and DOR vs.
Jose a. Esquivel.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Connie Marie Minor, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, pos-
session of hydrocodone and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, found not guilty by jury.
i' Glenn"' Treadore Curry Jr.,
sale of methamphetamine with-
in 1,000 feet of a school, day
care or church, and possession
of methamphetamine, three
years minimum/mandatory
Florida State Prison, license
suspended two years, $520 fine
and court costs, $190 public
defender fees and $100 COP
placed on lien; two counts pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
time served; introduction of
contraband into jail, not prose-
cuted.
David Joel Boyette, carrying
a concealed weapon, found
guilty by jury, sentencing set
Oct. 21.
Clayton Thomas Jones, pos-


session of methamphetamine,
tampering/fabricating physical
evidence and possession of
drug paraphernalia, 18 months
community control house
arrest, $520 fine and court
costs, $190 public defender
fees, $100 COP, $150 investiga-
tive costs.
Deborah Louis Carlson, two
counts sale of oxycodone, traf-
ficking in oxycodone, and three
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, ruled incompetent to
stand trial, involuntarily com-
mitted to Department of'
Children and Families custody.
Joshua Garrett Brantley, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges possession of alprazo-
lam, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked,
30 days in jail CTS, add six
months probation with same
conditions.
Eduardo David Castillo, vio-
lation of community control
(original charge sale of meth-
amphetamine and possession of
drug paraphernalia with' intent
to deliver), community control
revoked, 10 months in jail, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Grant Eugene Drennan, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
revoked, one year one day
Florida State Prison, concurrent
with other sentences, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Patricia Leanne Farrow, deal-
ing in stolen property, not pros-
ecuted.
Henry Luna Jr., aggravated
battery, not prosecuted.
Esteban Daniel Martinez,
violation of probation (original
charge burglary of structure),
probation revoked, time served,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien, released to
Immigration Service hold.
Andy Mendoza, felony dri-
ving while license suspended,
18 months Florida State Prison
CTS, traffic court fines and
fees and outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Raul Molina, introducing
contraband into a detention
facility, possession of a con-
trolled substance without a
valid prescription and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, two
years community control, ran-
dom drug screens, $520 fine
and court costs, $200 public
defender fees, $100 COP.
Julian Montoya, violation of
community control (original
charge possession of ammo by
a convicted felon, possession of
marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia, unauthorized use
of credit cards, two counts petit
theft and felony driving while
license suspended), community
control revoked, 18 months
Florida State Prison on felony
charges, time served on misde-
meanors, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Adam Sambrano Ornelas,
violation of probation (original
charges burglary of structure,
grand theft, possession of bur-
glary tools and driving while


license suspended), probation
revoked, 364 days CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Roudline Pluviose, neglect of
child, not prosecuted.
. Davie Rodriguez, violation
of probation (original charges
possession of methampheta-
mine, possession of drug para-
phernalia, resisting an officer
without violent force and flee-.
ing to elude a police officer
with active lights and sirens),
probation revoked, 12 months
Florida State Prison, outstand-
ing fines and fees plus $100.
COP placed on lien.
Ronald Jerome Romeo Jr.,
violation of probation (original
charge attempted to flee a law
enforcement officer), probation
terminated unsuccessfully.
Paul Ureste, two counts
aggravated assault with a dead-
ly weapon and criminal mis-
chief, transferred to county mis-
demeanor court.
Toddrick Jermaine Williams,
violation of probation (original
charge felony driving while
license suspended), probation
revoked, one year community
control with same other condi-
tions.
Jason Michael Lopez, bur-
glary of an unoccupied struc-
ture/dwelling, possession of
burglary tools, criminal mis-
chief, petit theft and unlawful
wearing of mask, not prosecut-
ed.
Russell Nolan, battery, bur-
glary with assault, aggravated
stalking and false imprison-
ment, not prosecuted.
Corey Tinsley, felony bat-
tery, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation three years, $530 fine
and court costs, $100 COP,
$3,484 restitution.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Gunna Wauchula LLC to
Gust and Ameli Vitoglannis,
$1.349 million.
Marilyn G. Lafon, Phyllis L.
Smoak and John F Smoak Jr. as
trustees to John L. Beck,
Andrew D. Beck, Josephine P.
Beck and Andrea S. Beck,
$1,267,500.
Michael Dennis II and
Amanda M. Colding to Phyllis
L. and John F. Smoak Jr.,
$120,000.
JDM Partnership to Collins
Mauldin, $55,800.
Ben S. and Sissie G. Carlton
to David P. and Afny P. Mills,
$182,728.07.
Carlos N. Bailey to Southern
Sisters Family Limited
Partnership, $1 million.






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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 0. ANDREWS AND
AGNES ANDREWS
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 22nd day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 12"h 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 9:18-10:9
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that, DONNIS BARBER,
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 descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 797 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
All of the gas, oil and mineral rights on and all
mining rights of every description in and to NE
1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 34, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH;,RANGE 26 EAST.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
263, PAGE 10.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
40 AC M/R NE/4 OF SE/4
34 34S 26 E
263P10
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: HELEN MARIE BARTHA
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 29th day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 17t 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.: 252008TD020XXXX 9:25-10:16














During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police offi-
cers investigated the following incidents and made the follow-
ing arrests:

COUNTY
Sept. 21, Bernabe Gallardo, 25, of 4324 E. Central Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on a charge
of violation of probation.
Sept. 21, Jesus Moreno MN-..lecs, 23, of 706 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on an out-of-
county warrant.
Sept. 21, Miles Arnold Platt, 54, of 1875 Dishong Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with larce-
ny, fleeing to elude an officer with disregard for safety and driving
with knowledge of a suspended license.
Sept. 21, Roberto Martinez, 19, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
and Joseph Platt, 22, of 2324 Locust Dr., Bowling Green, were
arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and each charged with larceny. Platt
was also charged with resisting an officer without obstruction and
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
Sept. 21, Douglas Raymond Richardson, 48, of 1025 Blue
Heron Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on an
out-of-county warrant.
Sept. 21, Berardo Carrillo, 29, of 4212 Nursery Road, Wau-
chula, and Robert Gallegos, 20, of 426 Lee St., Bowling Green,
were arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and each charged with
resisting an officer without violence. Carrillo was also charged
with destroying or tampering with evidence and possession of a
weapon/ammo by a convicted felon.
Sept. 21, Jesus Rodriguez, 19, of 4503 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with fir-
ing/discharging a firearm in public and aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon.
Sept. 21, Enrique Garza, 27, of 3306 Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and firing/discharging a
firearm from a vehicle.

Sept. 20, Frank Willard Johns, 57, of 4335 Alderman Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of
contempt of court.
Sept. 20, Mario Rodriguez, 46, of 814 Bostick Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with con-
tempt of court violation of an injunction for protection.
Sept. 20, a residential burglary on Buck Drive and a theft on
Sandpiper Drive were reported.

Sept. 19, Margarita Baker Perez, 33, of 3848 Creek Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Sept. 19, thefts on East Main Street, U.S. 17 South, Mansfield
Road and Chamberlain Boulevard were reported.

Sept. 18, Susan Underwood, 49, of 302 Azalea Hill, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on an out-of-county warrant.
Sept 18, residential burglaries on Godwin Court and North
Nursery Road, and a theft on Bridges Road were reported.

Sept. 17, Marie Ivory Martin, 63, of 2832 E. SR 64, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with trespass-
ing on a structure or conveyance.
Sept. 17, Michael Keith Spiker, 30, of 4711 Joyce Dr., Lake-
land, was arrested.by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with trespassing
on a structure or conveyance.
Sept. 17, vehicles stolen on Sweetwater Road and on Hobb
Road, and a theft on Seventh Street East were reported.

Sept. -16,'L$ouis Wesy Kilpatrick, 47, of 305 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a
charge of violation of probation.
Sept. 16, criminal mischief on Lily Road and thefts on David
Court and on Dixiana Drive were reported.

Sept. 15, Anjelica Maria Valdez, 31, of 749 Sandpiper Dr.,


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
fHURSDAY, 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 o000
120.MOL ac NW1l4 of NEll4 & NEII4 of NW114 & NW/l4 of NWl4
S17. T34S. R26E
AND
.34MOL ac Cornm NE of Sec 18, 34S, R26E run S 00deg27min34sec E
439.12 ft for POB S 00deg27min34sec E 215.11 ft N
89deg16mln47sec 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 Planning/Zoning 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 feeding to
make special arrangements should contact the PlanningiDevelopment
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ 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 betweenrthe hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9m 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 any decision made at the public hearings will
peed to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made by a court reporter. 09:18,25c
]U


Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Sept. 15, Joshua Lanham, 19, of 112 N. First Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
Sept. 15, a residential burglary on Polk Road, and thefts on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and on Acorn Drive were reported.

WAUCHULA
Sept. 21, a theft on Carlton Street was reported.

Sept. 20, a fight on U.S. 17 South and a theft on U.S. 17 North
were reported.

Sept. 19, Erick Estrada, 30, of 445 Calvert Road, Wauchula,'
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with contempt of
court -violation of an injunction for protection.

Sept. 18, Rosa Guerrero Aguirre, 46, of 754 LaPlaya Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan on two counts fail-
ure to appear in court and;driving with knowledge of a suspended
license. : 4
Sept. 18, Joshua Lee Smith, 18, of 215 W. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. William Smith, and charged with eight counts
forgery altering a bank bill/note/check, eight counts passing a
forged or altered instrument, and eight counts larceny petit theft.
Sept. 18, burglary of a conveyance on LaPlaya Drive, and a
robbery/hold-up on East Main Street were reported.
Sept. 17, Joshua Emory Mohn, 24, of 408 E. Oak St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with two
counts battery.

Sept. 16, Jacklyn Nicole Ramos, 29, of 874 Heard Bridge
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of
violation of probation.
Sept. 16, residential burglaries on Downing Circle and on
North Eighth Avenue, and a theft on East Summitt Street were
reported.


For the week ended Sept. 18, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,886,
compared to 12,752 last week, and 12,415 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady,
feeder steers and heifers were steady to 1.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:


SFeeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
56.00.

Slaughter Bulls:
75.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 117.00-190.00;
300-400 lbs., 100.00-142.50; and
400-500 lbs., 89.00-118.00.

Medium & Large Frame No..1-2:
200-300 lbs., 99.00-142.50;
300-400Jbs., 89.00-122.50; and
400-500 lbs., 80.00-104.00.

Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 48.00-


Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 65.50-


September 25, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C;



Light One Candle a
By Gerald M. Costello : '
The Christophers


NEWSPAPER JUNKIE
I am, I admit, a newspaper junkie.
To this day, I can't get enough of the darn things. I have daily'
delivery of three papers, plus eight more bookmarked on my horie
computer.
Want more evidence?
The only full-time jobs I've ever had have been with newspa-.
pers, beginning with the old Paterson Evening News and including'
the three weeklies I've served as founding editor. In the Army I was
editor of my battalion paper in Germany, and I edited the ships.
paper on the troopship that carried us home. A final note: as retire-
ment looms, I told a local group that I was up for any volunteer'
work they had in mind. "We can use some help with the newslet'
ter," they said.
OK; newspaper junkiedom established. '
And the point of it all? More than most people far more, I
suppose I am devastated by ongoing reports that the newspaper
business is dying. It can't be true, I want to say. And yet the evi-
dence is all around us.
Across the country newsroom staffs are being slashed.:
Coverage areas are cut or eliminated entirely. Circulation, profit
margins and ad revenues are almost universally down. And morale,',
they tell me, is in the pits.
It's not enough to decide that the Internet is coming on strong,
so much so that print is dead or dying, and walk away from this'
problem. Newspapers are too important to let that happen',;
Certainly they're important to those of us at The Christophers, who
look at papers as one of the primary means we have to spread our'
message of hope and inspiration.
For some, for many, maybe even for you, the local newspaper..
is the only means to truly spread your message, too.
For a free copy of "Your Good Example Makes A Difference, "
write: The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004;
or e-mail: mail@christophers.org.


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.: 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 PO.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 0009'23" West and parallel
to East line of said tract 82.13 feet, thence
North 89"58'18" East and parallel to North line
of said 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. 8958'18" W. and parallel to North
line of said tract 150.0 ft., thence N. 009'23"
W. and parallel to East line of said tract 82.12
ft., thence N. 89"58'18" E. and parallel to North
line of said tract 150.0 feet to PO.B.
ASRECORDED 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
81/115 334P78
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 15'h 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.: 252008TD021XXXX 918-109c
9:18-10:9c


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, ,fhe 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
ffet 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 8th day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 27th 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.: 252008TD017XXXX9:4
9:4-25c







8C The Herald-Advocate, September 25, 2008


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


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SALTY WORDS
I really hadn't taken a close look at her, as she spent a long
time browsing the used children's books. But when she looked up
at me, I knew the stupidity of my question. The words just slipped
out before I realized she looked about 14: "How many children do
you have?"
"I'm pregnant," she said.
"How old are you?" She told me she was 16.
"That's pretty young," I replied, probably with that disapprov-
ing wrinkle above my eyes communicating even more.
My mind swirled around with things to say. The Bible says,
"Let your words always be full of grace." And knowing that the
Bible continually emphasizes heart attitude, facial expressions
should be grace-toned also.
I thank God, He arrested my thoughts. I heard a voice in my
head, "She's already heard, many times, everything she's done
wrong."
So I started helping Kimberly find children's books. And just
listened. It was of like a grandpa listening to his granddaughter hip-
hop from one subject to the next. Kind of strange, since I had never
met her before.
Without proper words, it is difficult to arrive at an understand-
ing of a person's situation. The Bible verse continues; adding an
ingredient to grace-filled words. "... seasoned with salt, so that
you will know how you should respond to each person."
That's exactly what I was hoping for an opportunity to
respond with a dash of hope, a dash of life direction, a dash of God
into our conversation.
Kimberly looked through more stacks of children's books.
Casually mentioning, "I like to read." When the conversation took
a convenient curve, I responded: "Do you ever read the Bible?"
Words, like salt, can be used to sting a wound or enhance
palatability. One repels; one attracts. How's your sprinkling going?
Need improvement?
Me, too.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
flis favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete."

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9:25-10:9c


The Hardee Senior High
Student Council Presents

2008 Homecoming Parade









"WILDCAT PARADISE"

When: October 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm
(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


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God counts the stars and
assigns each a name. Our
Lord is great, with limitless
strength; we'll never com-
prehend what He knows and
does.
Psalm 147:4-5 (ME)

FRIDAY
Keep out of debt altogether,
except that perpetual debt of
love which we owe one
another. The man who loves
his neighbor has obeyed the
whole law in regard to his
neighbor.
Romans 13:8 (PME)

SATURDAY
If you have good eyesight
and good hearing, thank
God who gave them to you.
Proverbs 20:12 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Have no anxiety about any-
thing, but in everything by
prayer and thanksgiving let
your requests be known to
God. And the peace of God,
which passes all under-
standing, will keep your
hearts and minds through
Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (RSV)

MONDAY
This is what the Lord your
God wants you to do;
respects the Lord your God,
and do what He has told you
to do. Love Him. Serve the
Lord your God with your
whole being, and obey the
Lord's commands and law.
Deuteronomy 1012b, 13a (NCV)

TUESDAY
Be careful not to make a
show of your religion- before
man; if you do, no reward
awaits you in your Father's
house in heaven.
Matthew 6:1 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord is slow to get
angry, but His power is
great, and He never lets the
guilty go unpunished . .
The Lord is good when
troubles comes He is a
strong refuge and He knows
everyone who trusts in Him.
Nahum 1:3,7 (NLT)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modem Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


The first method for estimat-
ing the intelligence of a ruler
is to look at the men he has
around him.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


(ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS]
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt-Fruit, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz w/Roll
or Sausage on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Corn, Juice, Applesauce)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Apple-
sauce, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Beannie Weenies or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Chocolate
Chip Cookies, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Cinnamon Toast, Peaches,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Ham-
burger Gravy w/Roll (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Garden
Peas, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna w/Roll or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Green Beans, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Juice, Jell-O) and
Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt,
Fruit Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz w/Bis-
cuit or Sausage on a Bun or
Cheese Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Corn, Juice, Applesauce) and


Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Beannie Weenies w/Roll or
Cheeseburger-on a Bun (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Juice, Potato
Rounds, Chocolate Chip Cook-
ies) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Grav
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Corn-
dog (Tossed Salad, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Pears,,
Juice, Salad Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Pears, Buttered Toast,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna w/Roll or
Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Pepperoni Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Juice,
Peaches, Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese or Tacos or Mozzarella
Stick (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans w/Ham, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk

S SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt,
Fruit Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Sausage Link on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Macaroni &
Cheese, Steamed Cabbage,
Squash, Juice, Applesauce)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,


Public Comment and Input M eating

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
harvest.

Public imput on this land use change is being sought. Interested individuals may
learn more on the proposed change and provide imput and comment on Monday,
September 29. at 6 PM at the Hardee County Cooperative Extension Office
located at 507 Civic Center Drive, in Wauchula, FL. 9:18,25S


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals from qualified firms and individuals that are interested in
providing:

PROFESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE LIAISON AND ENGINEERING SERVICES

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners hereinafter referred to as "County", will receive proposals and/or letters at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873

until Monday, October. 20, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. Local time, at which time they will be publicly opened by the County Purchasing
Director or designee and read aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of its proposal and/or letters of intent. Those received
after the specified day and time will not be opened.

Hardee County proposes to award a contract for professional Lobbying Services, Networking of Grants with Appropriations, Grant
Assistance and Engineering Services that may be associated with funding from these services; and any other Utility Engineering
Services. All submitted proposals must include legislative liaison assistance as well as engineering services assistance. Firms or
individuals that do not have all necessary disciplines within their own firm must be prepared to provide a team of professionals to
assist Hardee County with local legislative issues in Tallahassee. A final scope of services will be developed with the selected firm(s) or
individualss.

Hardee County will accept, review and evaluate proposals and may require verbal presentations prior to final selection. The selection
process shall be open to the public and records maintained in accordance with Florida Statute 287.055, Consultants Competitive
Negotiation Act.

Consultants shall submit one original (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with fiye (5) copies of their proposal. Proposals must be
submitted in standard 3-ring binders. Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners will be determined at a later date.

The County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any PROPOSAL, delete any portion of the project;
extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. The County
reserves the right to reject any or all proposalss. The County may postpone the award for a period of time which shall not extend
beyond thirty (30) calendar days from the proposal opening date.

Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 9:25c


Il~School


Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed-
Salad, Fresh Potatoes, Baked
Beans, Roll, Rosy Pear Dessert,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage, Cinnamon Toast,
Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Baked Beans, Potato
Rounds, Cole Slaw, Carrots,
Fruit Snack, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Veggie
Cup, Waldorf Salad, Apple
Crisp, Roll, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Cheese Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Tacos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Corn, Refried Beans w/Che-
,ese, Carrots, Jell-O, Juice) and
Milk

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






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PAGE ONE


Golf

Boys

Dump

Dragons
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee boys golf squad
took it to Lake Placid last week.
The 'Cats went to Lake Plac-
id Thursday and returned home
with a 186-213 victory.
This week began with a
Tuesday trip to The Bluffs to
play DeSoto on its home
course. Today (Thursday), the
team travels to Lake Wales for a
tri-match against Frostproof
and Ridge Community. The
month ends with a Sept. 30 trip
to Pinecrest to play against
Avon Park.
Hardee girls, meanwhile,
hosted a quad-match on Mon-
day, with Lake Placid, DeSoto
and Avon Park coming to call.
The same teams play at The
Bluffs on Sept. 29.
The Hardee boys participated
in the Hawkins-Crutchfield In-
vitational on Sept. 15, finishing
in the middle of the pack for
their division, behind the pri-
vate schools, often called "golf
factories."
Senior Jake Crews had the
best round for Hardee, low man
with an 81, after sinking three
birdies. Classmate Ben Krause
and soph Taylor Barlow came
in at 88 and 89 respectively.
Daniel Miller finished at 96 and
Grayson Lambert at 94.
At Lake Placid on Thursday,
Barlow led the way with a 40,
which included a pair of birdies.
Krause came in at 46, and Lam-
bert, Miller and Justin Bromley
each at 50. Tyler Cobb ended at
56.
"The high winds and fast
greens gave the boys a chal-
lenge, and most succumbed to
.the difficult conditions," com-
mented coach George Heine.
In their only match last week,
the girls played on Monday at
Placid Lakes. When two be-
came ill, it left only three girls
on the course, and thus no team
score. Avon Park had 222 and
DeSoto 232.
Sophomore Emily Williams
had the best Hardee score with
a 63. Classmate Kara Norris,
usually the leader, had an
uncharacteristic 69. In her first
outing. soph Ivette Cisneros
shot 77. Lauren Moore and
Emma Marshall were unable to
finish the match.

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior varsity Wildcats
took the game to the Pirates on
their own turf.
Playing last week's game in
Braden River, the junior 'Cats
neatly dominated the game
offensively and defensively.
"They came out in a different
defense than we were prepared
for, and it took us a while to
adjust," reported Head Coach
Rod Smith. "It was a hard-
fought game and we outlasted
them. It's good to be going into
our OPEN week with a 3-0
record," he added.
After resting and working out
weaknesses, the Wildcats go
next Thursday, Oct.. 2, to visit
Fort Meade, a team they beat
41-0 on Sept. 11, the first game
of the year for the junior
Miners. Smith expects they will
ready for the Wildcats, hoping
to avenge their lop-sided loss.
Hardee finally got on the
board at Braden River in the
middle of the second quarter.
Soph Quinton Carlton took the
hand-off from classmate Tre'
Anderson and went the final
dozen yards to pay dirt. Yet
another soph, Jimmy Vallejo,
tacked on the extra point.
Hardee led 7-0, that score
remaining as they went into the
locker room at halftime.
Braden River took the open-
ing kickoff to the Hardee 20-
yard line to start the second
half. They would get no farther,


as the Wildcat defense stiff-
ened. "We had a big defensive
stand. A sack by freshman Tony
Moreno, followed by a nice
pass break-up by soph Michael
Forrester nullified the big run,"
said Smith.
The teams traded posses-,
sions. A Hardee pass was
picked off and, two plays later,
Braden River fumbled the ball
back to Hardee. Late in the third
period, Carlton scored on a six-
yard run. The extra point try
went awry.
For the Wildcats, there was a
fumble recovery by Moreno,
and sacks by Carlton, Lincoln
Saunders and Moreno. In on the
tackle parade were Justin
Knight, Andrew Hooks, Chase
Revell, Ryan Blair, Deonte
Evans, Thomas Flores, Dalton
Rabon, Carlton, Moreno, Saun-
ders, Forrester and Anderson.
The Pirates were able to get a
score in the last 40 seconds of
the game. Anticipating an on-
side kick, Smith put his all-
hands team on the field and
they were able to stop that
effort.
"It was a very good defensive
game for us and we moved the
ball pretty well, but didn't capi-
talize on two other scoring
opportunities throughout the
game. We are still trying to find
ways to plug other kids into
some spots and get everyone
some playing time, but it was
too close a game," concluded
Smith.


Z 1.
PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON'
Setting the tone for the junior varsity Wildcats are coaches (in front, from left) Matt.
Tinsley and Barry White; (in back) Andy Judah, Head Coach Rod Smith and Chris
Spencer.


The JV Wildcats started their season Sept. 4 at Avon Park. Suited up are (first row, from left) Brandon Farabee, Reggie Snell, Tre'Anderson, Randall
Rivers, Quinton Carlton, Ryan Blair, Deonte Evans, Dalton Rabon, Jose Fernandez, Austin Prestridge, Colby Baker, Justin Knight, Brandon Darley
and Devante Lang; (second row) Dillon Skitka, James Brown, Emillio Esquivel, Alex Maldonado, Antonio Moreno, Jimmy Vallejo, Andrew Hooks,
Michael Forrester, Jeremy Mendoza, Dylan Farr, Carter Lambert, Dillon Rabon, Kaleb McVay and Jake Grice; (third row) David Chapa, Rito Lopez,
Uvaldo Sanchez, manager D.J. Williams, Julian Varela, Lincoln Saunders, Wintz Terrell, Caleb Abbott, Mary Braddock, Chase Revell, Dawson
Crawford, Murrell Winter, Anthony Hernandez, Kyle Ward, Thomas Flores and Andrew Hunt; (fourth row) coaches Barry White and Matt Tinsley,
Head Coach Rod Smith, coaches Andy Judah, and Chris Spencer, and manager Rodney Spinks.


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do
hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in
Florida, on November 4, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of
proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to delete pro-
visions authorizing the Legislature to regulate or prohibit the own-
ership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by
'aliens ineligible for citizenship.

Full Text:

ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and male
alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among
which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue
happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess
and protect property; oxoopt that the ownorchip, inhoritanoo, dic
position and pooooooion of real property by alionc inoligiblo for oit
.izonchip may be rogulatod or prohibited by law. No person shall
be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin,
or physical disability.

No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)

Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT

Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one
man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no
other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereofshall be valid or recognized.

Financial Impact Statement:
.The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and
local government revenues and expenditures cannot be deter-
'mined, but is expected to be minor.
Full Text:

ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one
woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated
as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or
recognized.

No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT AFFECTING THE
ASSESSED VALUE OF RESIDENTIA0REAL"PROPERTY

Ballot Summary:
Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit considera-
tion of changes or improvements to residential real property which
increase resistance to wind damage and installation of renewable
energy source devices as factors in assessing the property's value
for ad valorem taxation purposes. Effective upon adoption, repeals
the existing renewable energy source device exemption no longer
in effect.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively
by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxa-
tion. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may
be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in
which the property is located. Such portions of property as are
used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or
charitable purposes may be. exempted by general law from taxa-
tion.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing in this state, household goods and per-
sonal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is
blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant community and economic development ad
valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or munici-
pality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality vot-
ing on such question in a referendum authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted
shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related
to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to
tangible personal property of such new business and tangible per-
sonal property related to the expansion of an existing business.
The' amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be
specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemp-
tion may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing
business shall be determined by general law. The authority to
grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of
approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and oubjoot to oonditionc cpooifiod therein,
thoro may bo granted an ad valorom tax oxomption to a renewable
energy oouroo dovioo and to real property on which ouoh device


io inotallod and oporatod, to the value fixed by general law not to
-oxoeed the original ooct of tho dovioo, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to oxoood ton yoaro.
(d)(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The
amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the require-
ments for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The
Period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a prop-
erty owner shall be determined by general law.
S (e)() By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property
subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments,--By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial


recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at
a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
in this subsection herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection pr~vieieG shall be
changed annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes
in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all
urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection herFein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only change as provided in this subsection hee-
in.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection heeirn.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision
is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the.new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the' assessed' lVI ue equals
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall Se'assesseoas provid-
ed in this subsection her~in.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein;
the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such
character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties
must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that
property which results from the construction or reconstruction of
the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of
the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser
of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as defined by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.


(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general 'law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in
the determination of the assessed value of real property used for
residential purposes:
(1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of


mi proving the prope .


) 2( The installatio
e.


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Limitation on the assessed value of real property used for res-
idential purposes.--
(a) The repeal of the renewable energy source property tax
exemption in Section 3 of Article VII shall take effect upon approval
by the voters.
(b) The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII authorizing the
legislature to prohibit an increase in the assessed value of real
property used for residential purposes as the result of improving
the orooertv's resistance to wind damage or installing a renewable


energy source device shall take effect January 1. 2009.


No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CONSERVED
LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF LAND USED
FOR CONSERVATION

Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption for real
property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or
other perpetual conservation protections, defined by general law.
Requires Legislature to provide for classification and assessment
of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpetually
encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects
assessment benefit to conditions, limitations, and reasonable def-
initions established by general law. Applies to property taxes
beginning in 2010.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively
by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxa-
tion. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may
be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in
which the property is located. Such portions of property as are
used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or
charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxa-
tion.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing in this state, household goods and per-
sonal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is
blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant community and economic development ad
valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or munici-
pality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality vot-
ing on such question in a referendum authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted
shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related
to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to
tangible personal property of such new business and tangible per-
sonal property related to the expansion of an existing business.
The amount or limits of the amount ofisuch exemption shall be
specified by general law'The period of time for which such exemp-
tion may be granted to a new businessloeexpansiqn of an existing
business shall be determined by general law. The authority to
grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of
approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable
energy source device and to real property on which such device
is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to
exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and genera! law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The
amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the require-
ments for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The
period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a prop-
erty owner shall be determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property
subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
(g) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for
real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes.
including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation
easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as
defined by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions. lim-
itations, and reasonable definitions specified therein, land used for
conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and


assessed'sonlehv on theb hais of charncter or use


(c)fb) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held
for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation
at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(d)(e) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed
annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:,
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all
urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1067=100, or suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United' States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment ~re ,everabie. W a bn a
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I LifeLinks
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


NATIONAL 4-H WEEK IS OCT. 5-11
National 4-H Week is an annual celebration of the largest non-
formal youth educational organization in the United States. Many
even say it is the "best kept secret" as they experience all that 4-H
has to offer.
The 2008 National 4-H Week promotional theme is "Keeping
it Green."
With 4-H's connection to environmental efforts, youth partic-
ipating in environmental science, and 4-H's green brand logo,
"Keeping it Green" shows how 4-H is bridging old ideas with new
to teach youngsters environmental stewardship and connecting
them to science-related issues.
At the local level, 4-H is the county's youth program, spon-


scored by the Hardee County Cooperative Extension Service and the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners.
There are no fees to join, no uniforms to purchase and no
entrance tests to pass to qualify to join. Hardee County has 10
active clubs with over 200 members enjoying animal, craft, auto-
motive, sewing and cooking ,, jects, just to name a few.
This month's column will answer four basic questions about 4-
H many people ask. Perhaps you have had the same questions as
you have considered available youth programs for your child.
Q: How is 4-H addressing the current problems that face
America's youth, like violence, unemployment, teen pregnancy,
substance abuse, alienation and school failure?
A: 4-H creates supportive environments for culturally diverse
youth and adults to reach their fullest potential. 4-H's innovative
programs meet the evolving needs of our nation's diverse suburban
and urban youth while continuing to fulfill the needs of young peo-
ple in rural America. Over 5.6 million youth ages 5-19 participate
each year in 4-H's "hands-on" self-determined learning activities.
Q: How does 4-H prepare youth for the future?
A: More than ever before, today's young people need a strong
foundation to overcome the obstacles they face. 4-H helps youth
prepare for the future as they learn workforce skills, develop con-


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fidence and become responsible citizens. Diverse groups of y6uth
from urban, suburban and rural communities can get involved i)p
programs like Workforce Preparation, Public Speaking, and
Environmental Stewardship. In 4-H, youth invest in their future
now as they learn to use their time productively, explore their inter-
ests in 4-H's "hands-on" activities, and adopt leadership roles in
their communities.
Q: How does 4-H combine fun with learning "real-world'
skills?
A: While youth in 4-H develop important life skills, they gain
opportunities to expand their world by forming new friendships
and exploring individual interest areas. Apathy is replaced wih
hope as youth get a glimpse of a positive future through exposure
to new people, ideas and activities. 4-H offers young people nut-
turing, safe environments in which to grow to their fullest poten-
tial.
Q: How can I find out more about 4-H?
A: Contact the Hardee County Extension Office at 773-2164
and speak with our dedicated 4-H staff about opportunities for your
child to get involved with this dynamic youth organization and
begin to enjoy all of its benefits! Also, you can purchase your 4-H
fundraiser barbecue tickets by calling our office or by seeing one
of your favorite 4-H'ers!


( nntinnrd From Paae 2D)


the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revi-
sion is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be.
assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the assessed value equals
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(e)(4) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible proper-
ties must be specified by general law.
(D(e) A county may, ii the manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction inthe assessed value of homestead prop-
"ery to the extent of; any increase in the assessed value of that
property which results from the construction or reconstruction of
the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of
the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the less-
er of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(g)() For all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of residential real property, as defined by general law, which
contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d)(e)
shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h)(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limita-
tions set forth in subsections (a) through (d)(e) and (g)(f) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
Sever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 28. Property tax exemption and classification and
assessment of land used for conservation purposes. The amend-
ment to Section 3 of Article VII requiring the creation of an ad val-
orem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for
conservation purposes, and the amendment to Section 4 of Article
VII requiring land used for conservation purposes to be classified
by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or
use for purposes of ad valorem taxation, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and shall be implemented by January 1.
2010. This section shall take effect upon approval of the electors.


No. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT


ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)


Ballot Title:
ASSESSMENT OF WORKING WATERFRONT PROPERTY BASED
UPON CURRENT USE

Ballot Summary:
Provides for assessment based upon use of land used predomi-
nantly for commercial fishing purposes; land used for vessel
launches into waters that are navigable and accessible to the pub-
lic; marinas and drystacks that are open to the public; and water-
dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing
facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and
their support activities, subject to conditions, limitations, and rea-
sonable definitions specified by general law.

Full Text:


ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION


SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at
a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section. 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed
annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all
urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) 'o'asessmrnt shall exceed just value.
(3) After.any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1st of the year.following the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to
homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general
law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as
provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revi-
sion is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the assessed value equals
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible proper-
ties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that
property which results from the construction or reconstruction of
the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of
the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the less-
er of the following:


Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that
the Legislature authorize counties to levy a local option sales tax
to supplement community college funding; requiring voter
approval to levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset
after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and
special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad valorem
taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes,
for their respective purposes, except ad valorem taxes on intangi-
ble personal property and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment
of bonds and taxes levied for periods not longer than two years
when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of
freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be
levied in excess of the following millages upon the assessed value
of real estate and tangible personal property: for all county pur-
poses, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for all school
purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the north-
west portion of the state lying west of the line between ranges two
and three east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the
remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other special
districts a millage authorized by law approved by vote of the elec-
tors who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from
taxation. A county furnishing municipal services may, to the extent
authorized by law, levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for
municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served by an open-access public institution
whose primary mission and responsibility includes providing lower
level undergraduate instruction and awarding associate degrees
shall be authorized by law to levy a local option sales tax to sup-
plement the funding of the institution. The tax may not be levied
unless approved by the electors of each county served by the
institution. The local option tax shall sunset after five years and


may be reauthorized by the electors as provided by law.


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(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as defined by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after.the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in.this
subsection. -
(h)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront
properties shall be based upon the current use of the property:
a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes.
b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel
launches into waters that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commer-
cial fishing facilities. and marine vessel construction and repair
facilities and their support activities.
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is
subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as
specified by the legislature by general law.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Assessment of working waterfront property.-The amendment
to Section 4 of Article VII providing for the assessment of working
waterfront property based on current use. and this section, shall
take effect upon approval by the electors and shall first apply to
assessments for tax years beginning January 1. 2010.


No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.


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Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
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Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/produce
Real Estate
Recreational
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994,
Topsy See
3BR/2B DW with so many amenities including Security System,
wood burning Fireplace. Sits on 5 beautiful acres with stocked pond.
$149,900.
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.
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 LISTI^01 r e
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5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
[Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
c9;2s5 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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


NICE 2001 CHEVY Suburban,
leather, 3rd row seating, $6,500
OBO. 781-0681. 9:25-10:2p
1995 LINCOLN Town car, perfect
condition, $3,000. 375-4081.
9:18-10:2p
'94 MAZDA MIATA MX5, 59,000
miles, $6,275 OBO. 781-5263,
773-2509. 9:11-10-9p

* Home Improvements
* Structural Repairs
* Remodels
* Surveillance Systems
SALES & INSTALLATION
Reasonable Rates Free Estimates
(863) 234-2234
State Certified Building Contractor .
Lic. #CBC1255408
Wauchul a,Florida a
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1995 FORD POWER STROKE,
F250, ext. cab, long wheel base.
Call after 4:00. 863-781-1541.
9:18-25p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Stamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 tip,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
S$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 tlp,
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, 504Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 PC Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot 14:2
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Help Wanted
Full Time Delivery Driver, nb CDL req.
Apply in person at:
Aaron's
1026 South 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33890
Must lift 50+ lbs., no criminal history,
21 yrs. or older, pass drug test, clean MVR.
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Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA CBS Home in Riverview Heights
Large Landscaped Lot. Completely Renovated.
Gigantic Screen Room. Appliances, W/D. Nice Quiet
Neighborhood. $875 mo. FLS on 1 yr. rental agree.
Available Immediately!
Call For Appointment9:25p (863) 234-2234


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FOR SALE 14 FT., WIDE BOT-
TOM, Alumicraft boat w/25 HP
Suzuki motor. Depth & fish finder,
trolling motor, 2 anchors & acces-
sories, $1,000 OBO. 781-4116.
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LUBE TECH NEEDED, experi-
enced preferred. Contact Robert
Sat 773-4744. 9:18-25c


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Juanita 781-0982, 773-0166.
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Pay rate: $20,673.46 ($9.94/hrly) -
$28,498.60 ($13.70/hrly)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge Depart-
inent. Knowledge of the general practices applied in the
:.are and operation of a wide variety of light and heavy
construction and maintenance equipment. Ability to per-
form preventative maintenance on related equipment.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
A valid FL Class B CDL is required.
.Complete job description and Application forms posted
on county web site: www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit
4the applications to the Human Resources Department,
205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL. Phone:(863)773-2161,
Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position is open until filled.
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773-4478.;
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Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
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15 YR. OLD BAY gelding needs
experienced rider, $1,500. 863-
673-0206. 8:28-9:25p



$100 REWARD Lost black and
white chihuahua male, name
Jackle, 8 Ibs, last seen on East
Hwy. 636.453-3706 Avon Park.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1997 FORD
VIN:1FMCU22X4VUA72287
8:00 A.M. OCT. 9, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
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GOOD FOR PARTS 2000 Ford
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$95,000
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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, fence# 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 hardee board; carpet, laminate, tile
floors; extra large 3B/3.5Bth. Call for your
appointment to see today! $350,000
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


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
FOR SALE/RENT 2/3 Bed/1 bath
mobile home. Nice neighbor-
hood, corner lot. 781-7165, 781-
9336. 9:25p
'AFFORDABILITY TO THE MAX -
We have two new package deals.
SReady to move Into on your own
land not in a park. One in Bowling
Green and one in Sebring. Low
down payment and owner finance.
ing. CENTRAL MOBILE HOME
INC. (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


MOBILE HOMES FOR SALEIII In
quiet family park, 2 or 3 bedroom,
2 bath, handyman special, low
down and rent to own possible.
SDon't wait, won't last. 863-698-
4910. 9:4tfc


REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25o


BUY A 3/2 MOBILE HOME and lot'
$1,500 down/owner financing.'
(863) 773-2007. 9:18-10:9p



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



AKC REGISTERED BEAGLE pup-
pies, 4 months old, first shots &
health certificate, $300. 735-0688,
781-4541. 9:25p
BLACK GELDING thoroughbred,
16 hand. For Info. 735-1351, 781-
6863. 9:11-10:9p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. ffc-dh


Kitchen Kraft Cabinets
Charles Gibbs, Owner-Operator
since 1959
Specializing in all types
of custom hardwood cabinets
and furniture

S(863) 773-61011

1509 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, FL 33873




773-030

Jame K. elles _A&R-S~yth


Over 40 years experience residaenna, agncultral, com-
mercial and industrial properties.
Call us for information on current listings.
We will provide a free property analysis on qualified listings
Iplacedwith us.


For safety is not a gadget but
a state of mind.
--Eleanor Everet


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert
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

SCommercial 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


S SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON [
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 'ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING: RE:AI E TKMrI; REAI. EASY."


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FREE TO A GOOD HOME male
mix, female beagle mix & Jack
Russell. 767-0911. 9:25nc
,FREE KITTENS Litter box
trained, 735-0744. 9:25nc
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



5.06 ACRES Beautiful trees,
pond, 4" deep well, cleared &
ready to build, Ft. Green area,
$75,000. 781-0897. 9:25p
LAKE PLACID PROPERTY -
3BR/2BA, brand new central A/C,
heat, garage. For sale, lease,
W.O.B. 735-2626. 9:25c
LOTS REDUCED Charlie Creek
'Estates. Own your land for your
mobile home. Call 863-773-2007
for info. 9:18-10:9p


3BD/2BATH/1CG, $800 qer
month. 863-443-20'3.
www.bghomes.net 9:25tfc
NICE CLEAN furnished efficiency
apartment for one person only.
AC/Heat, utilities furnished. $140
per week. First and last weeks
rent, damage deposit and refer-
ences required. 773-9793. 9:25p
ZOLFO 2BD/1BA, large lot, very
spacey. 735-2626. 9:25c
OUT IN THE COUNTRY -
3BR/2BA, central A/C, Heat, car-
port, 5 acres, very nice. 735-2626.
9:25c
NICE TWO STORY DUPLEX.-
4BR/2BA in Zolfo Springs. Good
location, freshly painted extei.or,
fenced in, new AC unit. First arid
last months rent, $'00/month,
plus security deposit. For more
Information. Call (863) 781-4529:
9:25tfc
2BR/1BA BOWLING GREEN.
328-6004. 9:25p
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, $550
month, $550 deposit. 773-0100..
9:ltlc


K-MAC MACHINERY & SERVICE, LLC
Full Machine Shop
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Lathe & Mill Work
Hydraulic Hoses
Site Work
Brake and Shear
. Heavy Duty Drilling & Boring
S Perry T. Knight Owner/Operator
U Office 863-767-1333 Cell 863-781-0145
Z 640 South 6th Avenue Wauchula, FL 33873


Hardee Car Company

Buy Here ~ Pay Here

Wauchula Hills $500 OFF Wauchula
Corner of Hwy 17 U $ (across from
and REA Rd. any Vehicle I
and REA Rd. Vey First National Banrk)
773-2 with coupon 773-6667
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Maria j Billy Hill, Owner Ruby cl.25c


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


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


NEW LISTING!!! Well maintained D/W M/H 3 BR, 2
Bath with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer
and dryer, 12x28 screened porch, utility shed,
extra lot If desired, within City of Wauchula
$72,500.
GREAT BUYI!! 3/2 D/W M/H, Downing Circle,
includes Central A/H, carport, screened porch,
and utility shed. Only $65,900
Lovely Mobile Home Lot on Downing Circle
$16,500
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.
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.
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!11
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front porch
and large fenced yard. In nice neighborhood!!!
EE Infomnatfon magazines, affordable Georgia
mountain home and acreage. Owner fananc-
ing!! Check It Out!! Call Donna, 781-3627


FEATURES OF THE WEEK NEW LISTINGS!!!
LAKE LOTELAIII Home with enclosed Inground pool. Completely remodeled with brand
new stainless steel appliances including stove, refrigerator, built In microWlave 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 MAGAZINESI!! 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
c09:25c


NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, NEWLY PAINTED!!! 2/1
CB home with Central H/A, new carpet inside,
laundry room, with carport and fenced back
yard. ONLY $92,5001!!

ZOLFO SPRINGSI! This 3/2 is close to shopping,
has fenced back yard, Central A/H, new roof.
$82,500.

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
car garage with door 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/H, complete with washer and dryer located on
Illinois Ave. $82,500

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
Prie of $165,000 Or bring offer.

5 ACRES WHATA DEAL" ONLY $58,000! Make An
Offer!


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6D The Herald-Advocate, September 25, 2008






The


EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
sep. American South Reality.
6:19tfc
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:ltfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
47 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.
77T-6448. 3:27tfc


***,.MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2'BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31tfc
ATIENTIONI The Federal Fair
FOusing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
dr' guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


PAUL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR,
20 years experience, free pick-
up/delivery, estimates. We pay
cash for old or unwanted equip-
ment. 375-4081. 9:25-10:16p
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
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,
lanals. Free estimates. 813-477-
3953. 8:28-9:25p


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


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1(863) 773-2128
SREALTORS
IJOE L. DAVIS
:/ JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

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(863) 832-0130 .O nyqY rc.f fo
p,. paynen-'.~te onM.jynew ~w~h
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


I,,EW LISTING! Well kept PRICE REDUCED!
.3BR/2BA home w/new win- house w/lots of potential
dows & flooring, workshop, corner lot zoned C-1. $
Shed, gazebo, front & back
'porch. $150,000! Find the privacy you'
ing for in this s
2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring 4BR/3BA home on 12
has total of 1,622SF & acs. Just minutes to W
.1,178SF living area. Large or Zolfo Springs. $350,
screened in front porch. ac on Cross C
.$129,995! 5 ac on Cross Cree
$ 9,native Florida land. A
beautiful l country setting, lots Peace River provi
'of wildlife. 22 acs located another shared 5 ac
halfwayy between Wauchula & $100,000!
r'Avon Park has 2 story
,BBR/2.5BA CB home w/fire- 2BR ho
place & large screened in back Beautiful oaks. $69,00
*orch. $479,900!
12 ac w/SR 64 frontage
ring your canoe & camper! of property is cleared, l
ring your canoe camper! trees.Greatforcattle o
Secluded 5 acs of native, site! $180,000!
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau- Stellar location! 10
tiful Peace River. Great prop- grove on SR 62 has
erty for recreation, investment, diesel power unit, drai
or homesite! $90,000! micro-jet irrigation
fronts Moye Rd. $150,(
Lovingly maintained 3BR,
2B ~lRil ling Two adjacent parcels
Green sits on 0.4 ac. Includes Peace River! 7.83
attack Q05e hIi1dJg ached $219,000, 8.64 a
barn with three-bay carport. $225,000 or both for $
$160,000! Possible owner financial

f.84 acs in the city of Wau- PRICE REDUCED!
chula zoned R-3, multi-family new construction! B
residential. City utilities avail- 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF C
able. Property has 386 ft of w/granite countertops,
road frontage & is 345 ft tile & carpet floors. $1:
deep. $150,000!
New Construction ii
Large 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor Springs! 3BR/2BA CB
home w/fenced back yard sits SF, carport, large yar<
on 0.25 ac. $140,000! carpet. $159,500!
REAI TOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL....................
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON............
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.. 863-

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Classifieds


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.
dh
***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
dh


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 9:18-12:25p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh



ROOMMATE -Room for rent $400
a month, 1st, last required. 245-
9481. 9:18-25p


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
FRI. & SAT. Ceramic top stove,
washer, dryer, household items,
decorations, holiday also, baby,
boys, misses & women clothing,
Vera Bradley, baby items. 311
Park Dr., Riverview Subd.,
Wauchula. 9:25p
FRI./SAT 8 -6, 940 Sumner Rd.,
Lake Dale, doors, windows, furni-
ture, clothes, restaurant equip. &
much more. 773-5851. 9:25p
ELLEN'S THRIFT SHOP Lots of
new & used merchandise. Next to
train depot, Bowling Green. 4709
N. Central Ave. 9:25p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. -?, 1845
Griffin Rd., children's clothes,
toys, Power Wheels, misc. 9:25p
FRI. & SAT. 7:30-?, 1711 Dansby
Rd., Wauchula. 9:25p
SATURDAY 8 a.m., Cliff's
Wrecker, 1071 Hwy. 17 N., new
and used items, Halloween,
Christmas, dishes, pots, pet
items, clothes, shoes, many misc.
9:25c
SATURDAY 8 til 2, four family
yard sale, 2388 East Countyline
Rd., Bowling Green. 9:25p
MOVING SALE Sofa, piano, craft
magazines, household items.
2653 Bark Doll off Hwy. 62,
Saturday, 8-3. L 9:25p


EDNA'S PLACE Friday &
Saturday, parking lot sale.
Appliances, furniture, lots, lots of
clothes. Fill a bag for a $1. 9:25c
ESTATE SALE House full of
things, military, china, sewing
material, furniture and a lot more.
407 E. Main St., Wauchula, starts
at 8 o'clock. Thursday thru Friday
and Saturday. 9:25p


SATURDAY 8 to 12, multi-family,
2594 Heardbridge Rd., mens,
women & girls clothes, girls
clothes In size 10, 12, toys, furni-
ture, kitchen & household, plus
lots of misc. 9:25c
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 am -?,
4540 Seminole Trail, Wauchula, 6
1/2 miles east of town on Main
St., 1994 GMC Sierra truck, apple
decorations, lots of baby girl
stuff, lots of misc., women plus
size clothes. Moving back from
out of state. 9:25p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. -?. 4610
Chester Ave., Bowling Green.
Lots of stuff. 9:25p
MOVING SALE Friday &
Saturday, 8-?, 2010 Alamo Ave.,
Wauchula. Misc. 9:25p
OCTOBER 3 & 4 Old Scotty's
parking lot. You name it we have
it, CHEAPI 9:25c



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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula will be removing the Traffic
light at the corner of Main Street and Seventh Avenue
on Wednesday, October 1". c19:25c

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KELLER WILLIAMS
I An nd-Z --Il-ed Bro Y .
'iAn ,nde;eayd nir^ ed Brokrage
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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. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
* 20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $8,500/acre. ,d:s8



e JIM 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


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

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

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

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


Realtor Ass
(941)737-2800
(863)445-0662
(863)781-0161
Calvin Bates (8


700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
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September 25, 2008, The Herald-Advoca


Volleyball Battling Every Game


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's not who wins or loses, but
how you play the game.
Tell that bit of wisdom to the
Hardee volleyball teams and
see what happens. The girls
hate been battling their hearts
out to older, more experienced
teams. And, although they are
in every game, they can't seem
to come out on the winning end.
Last week, the varsity girls
lost in four games at Palmetto,
played their best games and lost
to Sebring, and lost four match-
es in a weekend tournament in
Bartow.
This week, they rested and
worked on weaknesses until the
match today (Thursday) at
.home against Fort Meade. The
JV play at 6 p.m. and varsity
about 7 p.m.
Next week there is a varsity-
only trip to Braden River on
Tuesday, a visit from Avon
Park on Thursday and weekend
tournaments. The JV will play
at Bartow on Saturday and the
varsity will be in a Friday-
Saturday tournament in Lake-
land.

Palmetto
At Palmetto last Tuesday, the
varsity girls lost the match, but
won the second set in a 26-24
thriller. They played well in los-
ing 25-17 in the first game, and
25-21 in the third, before losing
the last game 25-6 as Palmetto
gained momentum.
In game one, it was Eryn


Mahoney and Marsa Shivers
leading the service. For game
two, high scorer for Hardee was
Kember Townsend. In game
three, it was Mahoney again,
and in game four, the Hardee
,service points were evenly dis-
tributed.
The junior varsity (best of
three games) went the distance,
losing 22-25, winning 25-14
and losing 15-7. Coach Jon
Leupold said later, "The girls
played well, but were not talk-
ing enough. Some passes went
astray, but they kept making
runs to come back. Lacresha
(Carlton) ran off the first 13
points of game two before
Palmetto got going. She has a
variety of serves."
Carlton had six service points
in game one, 16 in game two
and a pair in game three, where
Maria Anselmo gained several.
service points.

Sebring
The biggest match of the
week was at home against
Sebring, a veteran team with
Kayla Clemens, Hannah Shoop,
Britt Augustin and Carly Free-
man leading the squad.
Game one started out with
ties at 1-1 and 1-2 before Se-
bring gradually took control
behind the serving of Augustin,
which took her team from a 5-7
lead to 5-10. Sebring got some
lucky bounces on returns off the
net and widened its lead to 15-
7, and eventually to the 25-12
win.


Sebring had first serve in
game two, but Clemens only
got one in. With the change of
possession, Townsend came up
to serve and ran the Hardee
score up to 9-1 before a Hardee
return was just a bit too long.
After another exchange, Ma-
honey upped Hardee's lead to
13-4.
Lady Momentum swung and
Streak Ricki Albritton put six
points in the bag to narrow the
score to 13-10. A kill by Krystin
Robertson ended that series.
However, shortly, Shoop hit the
corners to tie the game at 14-14.
It was knotted again seven more
times, the last at 21-all, before
Sebring closed it out 25-22.
Hardee again stayed with
Sebring early in game three,
tying it at 5-5 before Clemens
put it out of reach with 10 ser-
vice points, all to different parts
of the Hardee court. Despite
five Lacey Garza service points,
Hardee could not overcome the
deficit and lost 25-14.
"We were in all the games.
We were covering the floor the
best we've done. The girls work
'hard and never give up. It's the
most competitive they've been.
.Sebring was not able to destroy
us as they have in the past. They
are just more experienced," said
Hardee head coach Ken
Leupold.
The JV also had a hard time
against Sebring, succumbing in
the first game 25-14. Not dis-
couraged, they battled from a 4-
0 deficit in game two to eventu-
ally tie the game at 15-15, 16-
16 and 17-17 behind the serving
of Kaila White and Meghan
Graham. The next closest they
'got was at 21-19, before Court-
ney Cleghorn ran out the game
for Sebring.
"The girls have improved
leaps and bounds from Tuesday.
Sebring is a tough, tall, talented
team. Our passing game came
around in the second game and
brought us back. Unfortunately,
with rally serving (opponent
scores a point on a bad serve),
we cannot afford to serve so
badly," commented Jon Leu-
pold.

Weekend
The varsity girls played a pair
of games in the A pool on Fri-
day night, competing against
Bartow anlMulberry. Other
teams in the tournament were
McKeel Academy, Ridge Com-
munity, Victory Academy,
Gateway, Lake Region, Se-
bring, Haines City, Osceola and
Winter Haven, not an easy team
in the bunch.
Hardee lost 25-4, 25-15 to
Bartow in the opening match,
and did better in the loss to
Mulberry 25-23, 25-10.
On Saturday, in the bronze
semi-final, Hardee lost to Lake
Regiona 25-18, 25-19 and play-
ed for the third place trophy,
losing to McKeel 25-19, 25-22.
Chelsey Steedley had 15
good serves in the Saturday
matches, Garza had 13 and
Townsend nine.
Robertson led with eight kills
in those two matches, with
Townsend at six, Mahoney six
and Yesenia Vargas four. Naomi
Alvarado had seven perfect
passes and Steedley four.
"Although the girls played
hard, it was not a weekend to
remember," commented Ken
-Leupold.







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Child Safety Seats


To Be Inspected


Parents and caregivers are
urged to make sure their child
safety seats are properly in-
stalled in their vehicles at the
Second Annual "National Seat
Check Saturday", Sept. 27 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hardee
County Health Depart-ment.
As part of National Child
Passenger Safety Week, Eng-
lish- and Spanish-speaking cer-
tified technicians will be avail-
able to provide free on-site
child safety seat inspections. If
needed, replacement car seats
are available for only $20.
"It's the responsibility of
every single parent and caregiv-
er to make sure their children
are safely restrained every
trip, every time," said Leslie
Bond, Healthy Start Program
Manager. "We are urging
everyone to get their child safe-
ty seats inspected. When it
comes to the safety of a child,
there is no room for mistakes."
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration, 8,325 lives of children
under age 5 have been saved by
the proper use of child restraints
during the past 30 years. In
2006, among children under 5,
an estimated 425 lives were
saved by child restraint use.
For maximum child passen-
ger safety, Bond said parents
and caregivers should refer to
the following "4. Steps for
Kids" guidelines for determin-
ing which restraint system is
best suited to protect children
based on age and size:
1.) For the best possible pro-
tection keep infants in the back
seat, in rear-facing child safety
seats, as long as possible up to
the height or weight limit of the
particular seat. At a minimum,
keep infants rear-facing until at
least age 1 and at least 20
pounds.
2.) When children outgrow
their rear-facing seats they
should ride in forward-facing
child safety seats, in the back
seat, until they reach the upper
weight or height limit of the
particular seat (usually around
age 4 and 40 pounds).
3.) Once children Outgrow
their forward-facing seats, they
should ride in booster seats, in
the back seat, until the vehicle
seat belts fit properly. Seat belts
fit properly when the lap belt
lays across the upper thighs and
the shoulder belt fits across the


chest (usually at age 8 or when
they are 4'9" tall).
4.) When children outgrow
their booster seats, (usually at
age 8 or when they are 4'9" tall)
they can use the adult seat belts
in the back seat, if they fit prop-
erly.


For more information oii
Child Passenger Safety Week;, .
national effort to remind par-.'
ents and caregivers of the lif&-
saving effect child safety seats
have in'protecting young child'
dren, visit www.nhtsa.gov.


KINDNESS GROWS
I was not sure what I wanted my first column to be about
because there are so many wonderful things happening here at
Hardee Manor.
Then one day local business owner Wesley Redding, of
Redding Lawn and Landscaping, donated some beautiful plants
and labor for an empty flowerbed we had in the back of our build-
ing.
He came to Hardee Manor to give us an estimate for what we
wanted, and then stated that after he spent time with the residents'
and staff here at Hardee Manor he was able to see all the great and
amazing things that are happening here.
Wesley then told me that he felt it in his heart to do something
for us, what I call a good deed from the heart. Wesley Redding has,
a strong love for the Lord and for his family and it shows in the
work that hedoes. We at Hardee Manor are very grateful for
Wesley and we know that he will have a successful business 'ih
Hardee County.
Our residents and staff are enjoying the lovely plants as they"
grow, but the plants are not the only thing growing here in our com,..
munity at Hardee Manor, the love andkindness continues to grow,
as well.
I would like to invite anyone who has a kind heart and warm.
smile to come and visit us and spend some time with our residents,'
here at Hardee Manor. They will touch your hearts, as they have.
mine. ,:
Feel free to call Hardee Manor at (863) 773-3231 if you have-
any questions or would like a tour.

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to dol
something to love and something to hope for.
-Allan K. ChalmerS


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CF Industries


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30 Years


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access in


County,


Florida.


30 YEARS


OF COMMITMENT


to Operational Excellence, Environmental
Health, and Employee and Public Safety

36 YEARS OF CARING
for our CF Industries Employees, our
Families, our Schools and our Neighbors


30 YEARS


OF PARTNERSHIP


with Hardee County's Citizens, Schools,
Government, Emergency Service
Providers and Families

THANK YOU, HARDEE COUNTY
for 30 wonderful years. We can't wait to
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