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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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T hursda October 2.


DECISION '08: Early Voting Brisk


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Don't wait in line to cast
your vote!
Early voting began Mon-
day in Hardee County.
Voters can cast their bal-
lots Monday through Satur-
day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at


the Hardee County Super-
visor of Elections Office,
located at Courthouse Annex
II, Suite 110, 315 N. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17 South) in Wau-
chula.
Early voting ends Satur-
day, Nov. 1.
Supervisor of Elections


Jeffery Ussery says there are
no lines and the wait is less
than a minute, "We've been
pretty steady and don't seem
to have a time busier than the'
other. People come in
spurts."
According to Ussery one
of the biggest problems early


voters are running into this
election year is the amend-
ments on the ballot. Ussery
said, "We can't explain the
amendments to the voters.
All we can do is read what it
says on the ballot about the
amendments."
Ussery said, "With this


Amendments


Demystified

'Translation' Not A Substitute,
However, For Independent Study

By CYNTHIA KRAH'L
Of The Herald-Advocate
Though Florida's Constitution has been called a "sacred docu-
ment," and efforts to amendit are sometimes criticized as "legisla-
tion via amendment rather than statute," voters will be greeted with
six such initiatives on their ballots this election.
The only way to understand each proposal, its full reasoning and
ramifications, and its pros and cons is through independent
research and study.
The Voters Guide included in this edition of The Herald-
Advocate deals with county elections only. To assist local voters in
understanding the statewide amendments, however, a simple sum-
mary of each is provided here.
The amendments themselves are shown on the Sample Ballot
included in the Voters Guide. Study it for the title and wording of
each amendment, then make up your mind.
But, in "25 words or less":
Amendment I would delete a 1926 provision prohibiting "ineli-
gible aliens" from owning property in the state. It had started in
ef California, and targeted Japanese farmers. Several states adopted,
d but later repealed, the law. It has never been enforced here.
:o Amendment 2 would define marriage as between one man and
1- one woman, would ban gay marriages and would not recognize
i- civil unions. State statutes currently say what the amendment pro-
n poses.
Amendment 3 would give homeowners a ba k in taxes for hur-
is ricane improvements to their homes by not allowing property
:h appraisers to assess those improvements as part of taxable value.
d- Amendment 4 would give a property tax exemption to private
or landowners who set aside land for conservation.
See AMENDMENTS 2A


murOT Iar rfY HELMS
Residents were taking advantage of early voting Tuesday, with no more than a minute's wait to cast a ballot.





7 Vie For 3 ZS Commission Seats


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seven candidates are vying
for three seats on the Zolfo
Springs Town Commission.
A municipal election will be
held on Monday, with the
S polling place at the Civic
Center open from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. to cast ballots.
Competing for Seat 1 are
incumbent Juan Otero and chal-
lenger Sara Schofield. Seat 2's
candidates are incumbent
George Neel and opponents
Oscar Diaz and Amye Gause.
Seat 3 pits incumbent DiDi
White against Sharon Morris.
Winners will serve a two-
year term, despite a ballot ini-
tiative that if passed will
stretch commission terms to
four years for subsequent elec-


INDEX
Classifleds...................8B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......8C
Crime Blotter..................8C
Hardee Living................28
Lynch Menus................9A
Obits..............................4A
Roundups......................5A




7 18122 07290 3


tions, bringing Zolfo Springs
more in line with elected boards
elsewhere in the county.
Zolfo Springs seldom gener-
ates as high a number of candi-
dates for any election as it has
this year. In fact, in some years
the election day must. be can-
celed because there are not
enough candidates to make a
race.
Primarily fueling the number


of candidates this year is dis-
cord over the town's Police
Department. The town's inde-
pendent auditor spurred drastic
action earlier this year, noting
he would be compelled to
report the town to the state if
commissioners did not take
immediate steps to bring
deficits down.
With that, the commission
voted to reduce the force to one,


a police chief only. Later, Chic
Chris Baty was fired for allege
insubordination and failure t
follow directives. He is appea
ing that dismissal. In the hear
time, Jose Ventura has bee
named interim chief.
A police force of just one
not unknown to the town, which
has experienced problems func
ing its Police Department fe
See 7 VIE 2A


election I don't know what
kinds of numbers we're
going to have. In past early
voting we have been above
average for our county." On
Monday 256 people turned
out to vote early and
Tuesday the numbers were
up to 287 people.
In order to participate in
early voting, voters need to
have a signed form of identi-
fication with! them such as a
Florida driver's license,
Florida identification card,
or a; TJ.S. passport. Other
forms of identification such
as military or student card


are also acceptable as long as
a signature is on the card.
Early voters may bring
their sample ballot to the
elections office, "We encour-
age people to bring their
sample ballots so they're not
standing at a booth trying to
remember who they wanted
to vote for," said Ussery.
The ballot, itself, has two
pages; the first being front
and back, while the second
page is front only.
Ussery concluded, "Study
your sample ballot and know
your candidates and issues."


ZS Breaks Ground On New Police/Fire Station


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hurricane Charley packed a
wallop in Hardee County four
years ago, literally punching a
hole in the Zolfo Springs
Police/Fire Station.
Demolition crews then fin-
ished the job, leveling the build-
ing and hauling it away.
But on Monday of this week,
Zolfo Springs finally celebrated
the long-awaited start of a new
building this one bigger and
better than the first and at no
cost to town residents. The
$628,500 cost will be paid for
by insurance monies and by the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency.
Present for the brief ground-
breaking ceremony were town
and county officials and repre-
sentatives of FEMAiand builder
E.O. Koch Inc. of Sebring.
Mayor George Neel said a
prayer of blessing for the new
building before everyone ad-
journed to the Civic Center to
celebrate with refreshments.
The new structure will com-
prise 5,412 square feet, Town
Manager Linda Roberson said.
That number is 1,732 square
feet larger than the building it
replaces, she noted. Such addi-
tional space was necessary to
bring the facility up to current
codes and standards. Roberson


went on to explain, for instance,
that policies now require more
living space for firefighters.
The Police Department's por-
tion of the building will include
a lobby, a reception office, a
chiefs office, a supervisor's
office, a patrol office, an


armory room and an evidence
room.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue's
section of the facility will
include three vehicle bays, a
medical supply area, a deconta-
mination and locker room, a
bunk room, a day room, and


men's and women's.bathrooms
and showers.
Shared by both groups will
be a kitchen, dining room and
training room.
"It's going to be nice,"
Roberson said. "We have been
working hard for this for a long


time. We're proud of the project,.
and we are looking forward to
finally getting rid of our tempo-
rary headquarters in those
FEMA trailers!"
Said Fire-Rescue Chief Mike
Choate, "We are very excited
See ZS BREAKS 2A


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Breaking ground on Monday for the new station were (from left) town commissioners DIDI White, Maggie Belcher
and George Neel; state emergency management area supervisor Jack Dahlmann; Interim police chief Jose Ventura;
commissioners Lois Dandridge and Juan Otero; Fire-Rescue Chief Mike Choate; County Manager Lex Albritton;
Michael DiPrima of E.O. Koch; county employee Doug Knight; and Town Manager Linda Roberson.


108th Year, No. 46
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2A The Herald-Advocate, October 23, 2008


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Last year about 3.1 million pounds of stone crab claws were
harvested off the Florida coast, with over 25 percent coming from
the Florida Keys. Fishermen sold the claws to wholesalers for
$24.5 million, reported the Associated Press in a Lakeland Ledger
article published Oct. 15.
This is a really renewable resource. Harvest-size claws are
taken from the crab which is returned to the water,where it can
grow new claws. Usually one claw is taken from each crab.
Eat Florida seafood. It is good for you.

Former Wauchula resident Freda Douglas is living in Eva, Ala.
She can be reached at 256-796-0651. She was a wonderful employ-
ee at the local newspaper and is in a wheelchair following a stroke
several years ago.

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays for reaching the World
Series.
The Tampa Bay Bucs are off to a good NFL start at 5-2.
The FSU Seminoles are 5-1 and ranked in the Top 25.
The Gators are 5-1 and ranked about No. 5 or 6.

The Hardee varsity Wildcats are 4-2 and play a tough district
game this Friday at Braden River. Hardee could make the state
playoffs with a win.

As of 4:40 p.m. Tuesday there had been.536 early voters in
Hardee County 256 on Monday and 280 on Tuesday, reported
the supervisor of elections office. Hardee has just over 11,000 reg-
istered voters, with 6,740 Democrats and 3,223 Republicans. Jeff
Ussery's office is hoping for a total voter turnout here of over 60
percent. Election day is Nov. 4.
There are some very important races and issues on the ballot.
Hardee is a generally conservative county, and most church mem-
bers consider religious values in their voting.

The stock market recently has made up some of its losses. The
price of gas on Tuesday was $2.799 for regular unleaded. Those are
two good signs, along with some nice fall weather lately.
America's financial expert Warren Buffett wrote this week he
has been buying good American stocks lately for his personal
account. He was in all U.S. government bonds.
His investment philosophy is "be fearful when others are
greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." He said investors
should be fearful of highly leveraged entities or businesses in weak
competitive positions, but "fears regarding the long-term prosperi-
ty of the nation's many sound companies make no sense." Most
major companies will be Setting new profit records 5, 10 and 20
years from now, he wrote.
Buffett admits he cannot predict short-term movements of the
stock market but the market will likely move higher, perhaps sub-
stantially, before investor sentiment or the economy turns up. "If
you wait for the robins, spring will be over."
Buffett said, "In short, bad news is an investor's best friend. It
lets you buy a slice of America at a marked-down price." He said
hapless investors bought stocks only when they felt comfort in
doing so and then proceeded to sell when the headlines made them
queasy.
Buffett believes cash.equivalents are a poor long-term invest-
ment, often depreciating due to inflation."Equities will almost cer-
tainly outperform cash over the next decade, probably by a sub-
stantial degree."
I know of two local respected investors who have been buying
stock recently in well established American companies that pay
dividends, have a good financial base and are superior competitors
in the marketplace.


Ghouls and goblins will take
over the night. But even scary
creatures need to be safe and
celebrate Halloween right.
Halloween's greatest hazards
aren't vampires and villains but
falls, costume mishaps and
automobile collisions.
The Hardee County Service
Center of the American Red
Cross .wants your family to
have a safe Halloween, so it is
providing these tips for young-
sters, called the "Lucky 13":
Map out the route that you
plan to roam, so adults are
assured you will find your way
home!
From the bravest of super-



7 VIE
Continued From 1A
decades. Despite the plans and
promises of multiple people
over the years, the department
has not been self-sufficient.
Records readily available
from the town's independent
auditing firm go back as far as
1995, and each year shows a
deficit for the Police Depart-
ment. In all, those losses have
totaled nearly $2 million.
But town residents fiercely
support a Police Department. A
vote in 1988, for instance, over-
whelmingly supported a town
department, despite its cost to
residents.
Town residents want and
need the security and protection
a hometown police agency can
provide them.
And so the battle lines are
drawn as the town continues to
struggle financially.
So severe are the differences
now, that a meet-and-greet for
the public and candidates has
been organized for Saturday at
5 p.m. outside Rooster's restau-
rant on SR 66, but not all candi-
dates have been invited nor
even informed that the session
will take place.

SEAT 1
Juan Otero, 37, a mechanic at
Miller's Auto Express in
Wauchula, has served one term
on the commission. He resides
at 3047 Hickory Ct.
"I feel to do my job right is to
serve the people of Zolfo
Springs," Otero said. "I have
tried to save the towni money
and to keep the town from get-
ting sued. I'd like to see the
Police Department come back
- that's a definite because
we need that in this town."
.Sara Schofield, 52, of 408 E.
Fourth St., is a corrections offi-
cer at Hardee Correctional
Institution. She is a newcomer
to candidacy.
Husband Mike Schofield
noted she is currently out of
town, as her father is ill and is
hospitalized. He said, however,
that her focus, if elected, would
be "to bring order to the town,
stability, and to help get it ready
for growth." The town "is in the
position" for growth, he said his
wife believes.

SEAT 2
George Neel, 69, is pastor of
the First United Methodist
Church of Zolfo Springs, and
resides in the parsonage on
Suwannee Street.
He said he is seeking another
term "to finish up some of the
things we've got started here."
He cited the sewer expansion,
the new police/fire station and
road paving as examples. He
added the town "is on the
verge" of bringing in new busi-
ness.
"We need to keep looking
forward and make goals for the
future of this town," said Neel.
Oscar Diaz, of 3454 Poplar
St., could not be reached for
comment. He was a part-time
police officer for the town, and
this is his first entry into town
politics.
Amye Gause, of 912 SR 66,
has worked in the restaurant


Year
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002 ..
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2OQ8
TOTAL


Revenue
34,020
40,748
60,142
68,362
43,768
64,576
69,068
. 81,415
91,753
64,635
49,609
84,539
164,186
69.366


heroes to the noblest of knights,
everyone should remember to
bring their flashlights!
If you visit a house where
a stranger resides, accept treats
at the door and, please don't
go inside.
When you get ready to put
on your disguise, use face paint
instead of masks, because they
cover your eyes.
Always remember, before
you embark, to wear light-col-
ored clothing to be seen in the
dark! (And remember to use
reflective tape, vIon bikes,
skateboards and brooms!)
Whether you walk, slither
or sneak, do it of the sidewalks


and not in the street.
As you roam through the
neighborhood collecting your
treats, please look both ways
before crossing the street! (And
cross from the corner!)
Wigs, capes and costumes
are flammable attire, so avoid
open flames to prevent a fire!
Use a glow stick instead of
a candle so your jack-o-lanter
isn't a safety gamble!
You may fly on a broom or
a space ship from Mars, but
please be on the lookout for
drivers in cars! (And don't hide
between parked vehicles).
Monsters and zombies
should stay off the lawn, and


only visit homes with their
porch lights turned on!
You may be -dressed as a
werewolf, a cat or a frog, but be
cautious around strange ani-
mals, especially dogs.
Have a grownup inspect
your candy when you're done
trick-or-treating to remove open
packages and choking hazards
before eating.
For a detailed list of Hallo-
ween safety tips or more infor-
mation about Red Cross pro-
grams and services in Hardee
County, contact your local Red
Cross Service Center at773-
9097 or e-mail larsonb@mana-
teeredcross.org.


TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS
POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRE DEPARTMENT


COURTESY PHOTO
This architect's rendering shows what the new police/fire station will look like upon
completion.


ZS BREAKS
Continued From 1A


.about the project. I appreciate
'all the hard work that went into
this project. Our guys certainly
deserve what's waiting for
them."
The new facility will take
about 150 days to construct.
Roberson credited architect
Suzanne Honnicutt with



business. She could not be
reached for comment. She, too,
is new to town politics.

SEAT 3
DiDi .White, 67,. is retired
from th.~~ State "-Sa Aitomev,'s
Office. e.Se resides' at 3404.
Acorn Dr., and is seeking a sec-
ond term.
"I have enjoyed the experi-
ence," she said. "We have
.undergone some tough times,
but I feel we have accomplished
some things. We are on the cusp
of good things happening in
Zolfo Springs."
White noted progress has
been made on code enforce-
ment, with sewer plant expan-
sion, on repairing several things
and with tight budget monies.
"We kept Zolfo Springs from
going bankrupt," she said. "It
looked like we were going to
have to shut down. We had to
make some hard decisions, but
at least we're still going not
full force, but still going."
She recognizes that "not
everyone agrees" with the "dif-
ficult decisions" made.
Sharon Morris, 48, of 2904
Robin Lane, is a homemaker.
This is her first time seeking
public office.
She said of her decision to
run, "I see some of our rights
being taken away, and I want to
pursue getting our rights back."
As examples, Morris said,.
"Trash, we can't do our own, we
have to use one service. The
Police Department was taken
away, and we need a Police
Department here. And water,
the RV park owners are charged
per lot on top of usage; it's hurt-
ing them."
She said she would work for
the business owners.

What we frankly give, forever
is our own.


ZSPD Finances


Expenses Deficit
91,359 57,339
109,217 68,469.
203,030 142,888
330,358 261,996
162,386 118,618
181,718 117,142
178,853 109,785
218,690 137,275
222,370 130,617
210,469 145,834
191,878 142,269
285,071 200,532
331,613 167,427,
257.384 188.018
-1,988,209


Source: Christopher Smith Leonard Bristow & Stanell, PA.


Chastain-Skillman Inc., state
Division of Emergency Man-
agement area supervisor Jack
Dahlmann and county worker
Doug Knight with "getting a-
new building for the town." She
said originally, FEMA wanted
merely to refurbish the devas-
tated structure.


"They are the ones who got
the new building for us," said
Roberson. "Without them we
wouldn't have gotten the money
to replace the old building, and
to bring everything up to new
codes and standards.
"It's going to be so nice," she
concluded.


AMENDMENTS
Continued From 1A
Amendment 6 allows waterfront property owners to be assessed
property taxes by their current use of the land, not-its "highest and
best" use.
Amendment 8 would.. lpiw counties. to increase the sales taxes
collected in their counties to support their -community college.
Currently, all funding come from the skJevel ..
Again, this summary is meant only as a starting point. It is no
replacement for each voter's independent research and decision.


For the week ended Oct. 16, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,757, com-
pared to 10,337 last week, and 13,443 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were 2.00 to
4.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs., 108.00-130.00;
300-400 Ibs., 95.00-120.00; and
400-500 lbs., 84.00-108.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 81.00-110.00;
30S-400 lbs., 75.00- 96.00; and
400-500 lbs., 70.00- 87.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-
50.00.


Slaughter Bulls- Yield Grade No.
67.00.


1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 60.00-


Strike was picked up as a stray.
He is a red-and-white pitbull terrier, and has been
neutered. His adoption fee is $20.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Elect

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Pet Of The Wee







October 23, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Lozano Launches


Pro Career Oct. 30

By JOAN SEAMAN Lozano capped his 11-year
Of The Herald-Advocate amateur career with three major
With 10 amateur champi- achievements. He won the state
onship belts, Bowling Green's Golden Gloves championship
Daniel Lozano-is starting over. with a 35-second knockout of
The 18-year-old son of his opponent.
Daniel and Sylvia Lozano is He then went to Grand
making his professional debut Rapids, Mich. for the Golden
next Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Gloves Nationals, fighting at
Port Charlotte Fairgrounds. His 112. He fought four bouts,
is the fourth or fifth bout of the decking George Rodriguez of
evening, coming just before the Cleveland in bout one, stopping
main event. Terrell Singleton of Missouri
Doors open at 6 p.m. and for a decision, a third-round
bouts start about 7:30. Tickets knockout of Michael Hunter of
are in various stages, ranging Colorado and losing a close
from $20 for General Admis- decision against a New England
sion, to $35 a bit closer to the boxer in the finals, reluctantly
action, and $50 to $100 for accepting the huge runner-up
ringside seats or the front row trophy.
of them. Lozano finished his amateur
Lozano, who has been fight- career Sept. 6 in Tampa where
ing at 106 or 112 will fight in his bout was the main event.
the superflyweight division, Challenged by an 18-year-old
112 to 115 pounds, against a Puerto Rican boxer, Lozano
Miami boxer. He hopes a win responded with a knockout in
will get him exposure on Teles 30 seconds of the first round.
Future, the Channel 50 His- During his long amateur
panic Station, or even on ESPN. career, which began when he
Lozano has tickets available, was seven, Lozano has collect-
His coach/father Daniel can be ed state and national belts in
reached at 863-602-7068 or Golden Gloves, Police Athletic
stop by 4656 Maple Avenue in League and other divisions.
Bowling Green. It's time to start collecting
Now out of high school and wins in the pros. Lozano feels
ready for increased action, he is more than ready.


Letter to The Editor

New St. Paul Missionary

Baptist Dedication Sunday


Dear Editor:
The members and pastor of
the New St. Paul Missionary
Baptist Church Inc. of Lime-
stone cordially invite you to
attend the dedication services of
our new church building. We
will march into our new build-
ing on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 10
a.m.
The church has planned spe-
cial activities for our dedication
services. Events will commence
throughout the day. At 11 a.m.
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Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
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Obituaries

HELEN GILLIS PARRISH7
Helen Gillis Parrish, 72, of
Wauchula formerly of Bartow,
died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at
Florida Hospital in Wauchula.
She was born Aug. 11, 1936,
in. Ponce de Leon. She was a
homemaker and member of the
Blessed Assurance Temple in
Bartow.
She was preceded in death by
son, Billy Parrish, and one
brother, Ronnie Gillis.
She is survived by her hus-
band, B.W. Parrish of Wau-
chula; two sons, David Ronnie
Parrish and wife Anita of Zolfo
Springs, and Timothy Parrish
arid wife Lisa of Wauchula; one
daughter, Kathleen Johnston
and husband James of Wau-
chula; one brother Eugene
Gillis of Bonifay; six grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchil-
dren.
* Funeral services were held
,Monday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at
the Blessed Assurance Temple
in Bartow with the Rev. Matt
Clark officiating.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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ROBERT LEROY
MUSHRUSH
Robert LeRoy Mushrush, 74,
of Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, Oct. 15, 2008 in Sebring.
Born March 14, 1934, in
Crawford County, Pa., he came
to Wauchula 52 years ago. He
served in the U.S. Army and
was an auto mechanic.
Survivors include his wife
Louis Mushrush of Wauchula;
six sons, Robert LeRoy Mush-
rush II and wife Terri of
Bowling Green, Martin Mush-
rush and Timmy Mushrush,
both of Wauchula, and Perry
Mushrush and wife Donna,
James Mushrush, and Keith
Mushrush and wife Stacie, all
of Zolfo Springs; three daugh-
ters, Nancy Davison and hus-
band Dennis of Rogers, Ark.,
Helen Elizondo of Texas, and
Lelo Mushrush of Bowling
Green; three sisters, Lois Hood
and Nancy Bird, both of Penn-
sylvania, and Delilah Shephard
of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held
at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home with the Rev. Jim
Williams officiating.
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GEORGE W.
DAVIS JR
George W. Davis Jr., US
Navy (Ret.), 76, of Oviedo,
was transferred to his celes-
tial station on Wednesday,
Oct. 18, 2008.
Born in Bowling Green, he
moved to Oviedo from
Hawaii in 1995. He was
retired from the U.S. Navy in
February 1971, having serv-
ed in Korea and Vietnam with
more than 20 years active
duty. He served with the De-
partment of Veterans Affairs
for more than 23 years. He
had also been a member of
the Fleet Reserve Association
for many years.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, George W.
Davis Jr. and Hazel Pearl
Smith Davis.
Survivors include Sumiko
Davis, his wife of 54 years;
dear friend DeNita Glover;
three brothers, Donald Davis
of Bowling Green, Robert
Davis of Tallahassee, and
Roland Davis of Parrish; two
sisters, Cheryl Gibson and
Fern Gibson, both of Bowl-
ing Green; and several nieces
and nephews.
Services with military
honors were held at 11 a.m.,
Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Flori-
da National Cemetery in
Bushnell with the Rev.
Roland Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to Vitas
Hospice Charitable Fund,
5151 Adanson St., Ste. 200,
Orlando, FL 32804.



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RAYMOND HEADLEY
Raymond Headley, 68, of
Lowell, Ark., died Wednesday,
Oct. 15, 2008 at his home.
Born on Oct. 10, 1940, in
Grand Rapids Mich. He worked
at Tyson Foods in Springdale,
Ark.
Survivors include 'two sons,
Rick Headley of Mountain
Home, Ark. and Donald Ken-
worthy of Springdale, Ark.;
four daughters, Peggy Larsen of
Hasting, Minn., Susan Headley
of Wisconsin, Sandra Evans of
Wauchula, and Rebecca Head-
ley of Springdale, Ark.; five sis-
ters, Sue, Ginger, Judy, Ruth
and Leona all of Michigan; 12
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



RICHARD L. KRAMER
Richard L. Kramer, 57, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday
Oct. 8, 2008, at his home.
Born Nov. 24, 1950, in
Norristown, Pa. he served in the
U.S. Army and was a painter.
He came to Hardee County two
years ago.
Survivors include two sis-
ters, Fae Roseman and Linda
Kramer; neices and nephews,
Donnette Black and Sharlette
Baker, both of Muskegon,
Mich., Jimmy White of Palm
Coast, and Windette Solomon
of Fort Lauderdale.
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HELEN WELCH
PLUMLEY
Helen Welch Plumley, 75,
of Bowling Green, died on
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at her
home.
Born Nov. 16, 1932, in
Fort Green, she was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County,
member of Fort Green
Baptist Church and a home-
maker. She was a very loving,
caring, giving and devoted
mother, grandmother and
great grandmother. She will
be forever missed by her fam-
ily and friends.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Eddie Plum-
ley; parents, Raleigh Welch
and Ruby Dixon Welch; two
brothers, Paul Welch and
Owen Welch; and one sister,
Hazel "Annie" Choate.
Survivors include five
daughters, Susie Moore of
Crewsville, Nancy Lynne
Leavins of Frostproof,
Patricia "Patty" Rimes of
Zolfo Springs, and Barbara
Gail Alderman of Mulberry;
four sons, Rueben McQuaig
of Fort Green, Wayne
McQuaig of Lake Buffum,
Steve McQuaig of Fort
Green, and Edward "Peanut"
Plumley of Fort Green; two
brothers, Ronald Welch and
Carl Welch; 22 grandchil-
dren; and 34 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home.
Services were Friday at 10
a.m. at the Fort Green Baptist
Church with Pastors Ken
Belbin and William Blanken-
ship officiating. Interment
followed in Fort Green
Baptist Cemetery.

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SUSAN ELAINE JONES
Susan Elaine Jones, 40, of
Lakeland, died Thursday, Oct.
9, 2008.
Born in Bartow, she was a
member of St. Paul A.M.E.
Church of Fort Meade and was
a childcare worker.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Virginia T. Belcher of
Wauchula; father Raymond
Jones of Fort Meade; two sis-
ters, Karen Barber of Tampa
and Kimberly Jones of Tampa;
three brothers, Raymond Jones
and wife Valarie of Starke,
Anthony Belcher Sr. of
Lakeland, La'Darius Belcher of
Clearwater; grandmother, Sarah
Spinks of Lakeland; and friend,
Jimmie Reed of Lakeland.
Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday at St. Paul A.M.E.
Church. Services were Saturday
at 2 p.m. also at St. Paul A.M.E.
Church of Fort Meade.
Williams Funeral Home
Bartow

GEORGE W. DAVIS JR.
George W. Davis Jr., 76, of
Oviedo, died on Saturday, Oct.
18, 2008 in Winter Park.
Born in Bowling Green, he
moved to Oviedo from Hawaii
in 1995. He was retired from
the U.S. Navy in February
1971, having served in Korea
and Vietnam. He served with
the Department of Veterans
Affairs and had also been a
member of the Fleet Reserve
Association.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, George W. Davis Jr.
and Hazel Pearl Smith Davis.
Survivors include Sumiko
Davis, his wife of 54 years;
three brothers, Donald Davis of
Bowling Green, Robert Davis
of Tallahassee, and Roland
Davis of Parrish; two sisters,
Cheryl Gibson and Fern
Gibson, both of Bowling
Green; and several nieces and
nephews.
Services with military hon-
ors were held at 11 a.m.,
Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell
with the Rev. Roland Davis
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to Vitas Hospice
Charitable Fund, 5151 Adanson
St., Ste. 200, Orlando, FL
32804. ..--
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Funeral Home
Wauchula



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ROBERT LEROY
MUSHRUSH
Robert LeRoy Mushrush,
74, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 in
Sebring.
Born March 14, 1934, in
Crawford County, Pa., he
came to Wauchula 52 years
ago. He served in the U.S.
Army and was an auto
mechanic.
Survivors include his wife
Louis Mushrush of Wau-
chula; six sons, Robert
LeRoy Mushrush II and wife
Terri of Bdwling Green,
Martin Mushrush and Timmy
Mushrush, both of Wauchula,
and Perry Mushrush and wife
Donna, James Mushrush, and
Keith Mushrush and wife
Stacie, all of Zolfo Springs;
three daughters, Nancy Davi-
son and husband Dennis of
Rogers, Ark., Helen Elizondo
of Texas, and Lelo Mushrush
of Bowling Green; three sis-
ters, Lois Hood and Nancy
Bird, both of Pennsylvania,
and Delilah Shephard of
Tennessee; 17 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was
held at 2 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home with the Rev.


Obituaries -


FLOY C. 'MIDGE' DAVIS
Floy C. "Midge" Davis, 79,
of Bowling Green, died on
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at
Bartow.
Born March 17, 1929, in
Hardee County, she was a life-
time resident, member of
Wauchula Hills Baptist Church,
and a L.P.N.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Julian Davis and
daughter, Donna Davis.
Survivors include one son,
Randy Davis and his wife Faye
of Bowling Green; two grand-
children, Mike Davis and wife
Pam of Bowling Green, and
Anly Brown and husband John
Mark of Defuniak Springs; and
four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home
and graveside services were
held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
Friendship Chapel, Zolfo
Springs, with the Rev. John
Mark Brown and Rev. Brian
SLaker officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Friendship Cemetery.
Robarts Family
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GEORGE
GAYDON
George Gaydon, 71, of
Bradenton, died Friday, Oct.
10, 2008 at Bradenton.
Born on Feb. 4, 1937 in
Ball Ground, Ga., he was a
resident of Hardee County
until 1994, then moved to
Manatee County. He served
in the U.S. Marine Corps. and
was a self-employed truck
driver and diesel mechanic.
Survivors include wife
Frances Gaydon of Braden-
ton; three sons, George Ran-
dolph Gaydon of Bradenton,
Terry Lee Gaydon of Wau-
chula, Joey Gaydon of West
Palm Beach; two daughters,
Toni Marie James of Carters-
ville, Ga. and Robin Denise
Coker of Commerce, Ga.;
two brothers, C.L. Gaydon
and Silas Gaydon, both of
Georgia; 10 grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.



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RICHARD L
KRAMER
Richard L. Kramer, 57, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday
Oct. 8, 2008, at his home.
Born Nov. 24, 1950, in
Norristown, Pa. he served in
the U.S. Army and was a
painter. He came to Hardee
County two years ago.
Survivors include two sis-
ters, Fae Rosemari and Linda
Kramer; neices and nephews,
Donnette Black and Sharlette
Baker, both of Muskegon,
Mich., Jimmy White of Palm
Coast, and Windette Solo-
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BERNICE GREENE
SPENCER
SBernice Greene Spencer, 64,
of Bowling Green, died
Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008 at her
home.
Born Jan. 22, 1944, in Bell
County, Ky. she was a chef.
She was preceded in death by
her parents Arthur and Minnie
McVay Greene; son, Mark
Spencer; and brothers and sis-
ters, Willis Greene, Junior
Greene, Gladys Greene Swear-
ingen, and Imogene Simpson.
Survivors include three sons,
David Spencer of Bowling
Green, Charles Arthur Paussi of
Bowling Green, and Robert
Wayne Spencer and his wife
Sara of Wauchula; four grand-
children, Jacob, Joshua and
Macayla Spencer and Albert
Paussi; two brothers David
Greene of Jaywell, Tenn., and
Joe Greene of Alabama; numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Services were held in
Pineville, Ky.
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Bernice Greene Spencer,
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Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008 at
her home.
Born Jan. 22, 1944, in Bell
County, Ky. she was a chef.
She was preceded in death
by her parents Arthur and
Minnie McVay Greene; son,
Mark Spencer; and brothers
and sisters, Willis Greene,
Junior Greene, Gladys
Greene Swearingen, and
Imogene Simpson.
Survivors include three
sons, David Spencer of
Bowling Green, Charles
Arthur Paussi of Bowling
Green, and Robert Wayne
Spencer and his wife Sara of
Wauchula; four grandchil-
dren, Jacob, Joshua and
Macayla Spencer and Albert
Paussi; two brothers David
Greene of Jaywell, Tenn., and
Joe Greene of Alabama;
numerous nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
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Bradenton, died Friday, Oct. 10,
2008 at Bradenton.'
Born on Feb. 4, 1937 in Ball
Ground, Ga., he was a.resident
of Hardee County until 1994,
then moved to Manatee County.
He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. and was a self-
employed truck driver and
diesel mechanic.-
Survivors include wife
Frances Gaydon of Bradenton;
three sons, George Randolph
Gaydon of Bradenton, Terry
Lee Gaydon of Wauchula, Joey
Gaydon of West Palm Beach;
two daughters, Toni Marie
James of Cartersville, Ga. and
Robin Denise Coker of
Commerce, Ga.; two brothers,
C.L. Gaydon and Silas Gay-
don, both of Georgia; 10 grand-
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on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at
Bartow.
Born March 17, 1929, in
Hardee County, she was a
lifetime, resident, member of
Wauchula Hills Baptist
Church, and a L.P.N.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Julian Davis
and daughter, Donna Davis.
Survivors include one son,
Randy Davis and his wife
Faye of Bowling Green; two
grandchildren, Mike Davis
and wife Pam of Bowling
Green, and Amy Brown and
husband John Mark of
Defuniak Springs; and four
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home and graveside ser-
vices were held Wednesday
at 10 a.m. at Friendship
Chapel, Zolfo Springs, with
the Rev. John Mark Brown
and Rev. Brian Laker offici-
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RAYMOND
HEADLEY
Raymond Headley, 68, of
Lowell, Ark., died Wednes-
day, Oct. 15, 2008 at his
home.
Born on Oct. 10, 1940, in
Grand Rapids Mich. He en-
joyed fishing and hunting. He
worked at Tyson Foods in
Springdale, Ark.
Survivors include two
sons, Rick Headley of Moun-
tain Home, Ark. and Donald
Kehworthy of Springdale,
Ark.; four daughters, Peggy
Larsen of Hasting, Minn.,
Susan Headley of Wisconsin,
Sandra Evans of Wauchula,
and 'Rebecca Headley of
Springdale, Ark.; five sisters,
Sue, Ginger, Judy, Ruth and
Leona all of Michigan; '12
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
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Democratic Party
Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to
help with 'The Get Out The
Vote" campaign from now
until election day for the
Hardee County Democratic
Executive Committee in con-
junction with the Barack
Obama Campaign for
Change.
To learn how to get
involved or for more informa-
tion, call 773-5714 or 863-
832-0370.
Get Wellness
In 4 Weeks
Take a 4-week journey to a
healthier life by making sim-
ple lifestyle changes. The
Hardee County Health
Department will have meet-
ings from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
starting this Thursday and
again on Oct. 30 and on Nov.
6 and 20.
The meetings will cover
many topics on developing a
healthier lifestyle, including
physical activity, healthy
weight, coping with stress
and more. Call 773-4161 ext.
217 to enroll for free.


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Hardee County Family YMCA


5th Annual Veteran's Day 5K

Hardee Lakes Park

Oe-% Saturday, November 1, 2008

Race Begins at 8:00 am


Event proceeds benefit the YMCA's youth programs and
Y Achievers, which encourages the personal development of
teens, including college preparation and community service.
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The YMCA

* Full Fitness Center
* Cardio, free weights and
Nautilus equipment
* Youth Sports & Teen
Programs
* Family-friendly activities

... and more!

For more information, the
race route or to register,
please call 773-6445.


The Race
* Scenic 3.1-mile route
around two of the park's
four lakes
* Commemorative T-shirts
for the first 100 runners
and walkers
* Special Family and Group
categories and rates
* Awards for Best All-
Around, top male and
female and medals for 1st
and 2nd place in each
division
* Continental Runner's
Breakfast


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VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex 1, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
&/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 27
VProject Graduation
2009, meeting to discuss
upcoming events, Peace
Valley Lutheran Church,
1643 Stenstrom Road -
across from the AgriCivic
Center, Wauchula, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 28
VHardee Manor, Alzheim-
er's Education for family and
friends, Dining Room, 401
Orange Place, Wauchula, 10
a.m.


Amendment 2
Rally Saturday
In Wauchula
A "Get Out To Vote" and
"Yes On 2" Marriage Amend-
ment rally will be held on the
corner of East Main Street and
Northbound Hwy. 17 in Wau-
chula at the Hardee County
Republican Headquarters, 219
East Main Street, on Saturday.
There will be grilled ham-
burgers, chips and drinks served
beginning at 12:30 and avail-
able as long as supplies last.
Donations will be accepted for
the food. All proceeds will ben-
efit Lydia's House in Wauchula.


Elect

Roger V. Clark .
For

SHERIFF

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement
publishes an annual Uniform Crime Report based
upon the data received by all state and local law
enforcement agencies. The FDLE report provides a
historical and yearly picture of crime rates throughout
the state and individual counties. This report can be
accessed at www.fdle.state.us.
In 2007 Hardee County citizens experienced a
56% increase in burglaries
In 2007 Hardee County had 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.
As your Sheriff, I pledge the Chief Deputy,
Administrative Staff and all members of the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office will actively work and be
fully engaged in combating the high crime rate and
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The littlest players are the Hardee Flag (front row, from left) Caleb Macias, Leo Ramirez, Brin Conerly, Bryce Rucker,
Kipp Cooper, Gage Camacho, Colton Block and Dylan Bozeman; (second row) Dylan Davis, Weston Roberts, Dalton
Kiela, Trenton Roberson, Hardee Pace, Isaac Moreno, Christian Brant and Oren Crawford; (third row) Head Coach
Rob Davis and assistant coaches John Roberson, John Bozeman and Troy Brant; missing Kyle Gilliard, Austin Hines,
Daniel Lang and Marcos Martinez.


Playing for the Tiny Mites (ages 5-7) are (first row, from left) William Roland, Myron Refoure, Logan Cartwright, Adam
Montes, Scott Meeks, Daniel Obregon, Coron Guardjardo, Justin Cole, Jake Cole and Caleb Thornton; (middle row)
Justin Long, Garrett Williams, Drew Roberts, Tyson Sutton, Jared Rickett, Cain Thornton, Ben Clarke and Steven
Zuniga; (back row) Head Coach Doug Sutton and assistant coaches Scott Smallwood, Scott Meeks and Travis
Kilpatrick; missing Randy McLeod and Damiian Rodriguez, and assistant coaches Adam Cartwright-nd David Cole.


Pop Warner



Winds Down


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's down to the final week of
the season for Hardee Youth
Football League teams.
Saturday is the last day of
regular season games, and the
end of the season for Flag, Tiny
Mite and Mighty Mite teams.
The Junior Peewee, Peewee and
Midget teams have the opportu-
nity to advance to post-season
play, and will host district play-
offs on Nov. 1.
Those that win will go on to
regional playoffs on Nov. 8 at
Scarborough Field in Lake
Placid against the Treasure
Coast teams. Winners will
advance to face teams from
Miami at the Treasure Coast
site or go to Tampa.
While the boys can continue
football, the girls will go to
regional cheerleading competi-
tion in Orlando on Thanksgiv-
ing weekend, staying at the
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
from Nov. 28-30. They will also
be in the Tampa cheer competi-
tion for which the date has not
been announced.
Hardee will also have several
football and cheerleading kids
eligible for the scholastic
achievement program and will
receive certificates, trophies,
ribbons and prizes for academic
excellence.
All six football teams and
four cheerleader squads have
been busy since well before the
season started Aug. 30. Almost
all of the teams played at the
same venue this year, making it
a bit easier for parents who had
players or cheerleaders on more
than one team. Each had some
wins and some losses. Hardee
hosted the games on three
Saturday during the season.

Flag Football
Coached by Rob Davis,
assisted by John Roberson,
John Bozeman and Troy Brant,
the littlest players were the age
5-7 Cub division, Hardee Wild-
cat Flag team.
The 20 players included
Colton Block, Dylan Bozeman,
Christian Brant, Gage Cama-
cho, Brinson Conerly, Kipp
Cooper, Oren Crawford, Dylan
Davis, Kyle Gilliard, Austin
Hines, Dalton Kiella, Daniel
Lang, Caleb Macias, Marcos
Martinez, Isaac Moreno, Hard-
ee Pace, Elias "Leo" Ramirez,
Trenton Roberson, Weston
Roberts and Bryce Rucker.

Tiny Mites
Just a little big bigger 5-to-7-


year-olds, the Hardee Wildcat
Tiny Mites were under the lead-
ership of Head Coach Doug
Sutton, assisted by Scott Small-
wood, Scott Meeks, Travis Kil-
patrick, Adam Cartwright and
David Cole.
Their squad included Logan
Cartwright, Ben Clarke, Jake
Cole, Justin Cole, Coron
Guardjardo, Justin Long, Randy
McLeod, Scott Meeks, Adam
Montes, Daniel Obregon,
Myron Refoure, Jared Rickett,
Drew Roberts, Damian Rodri-
guez, William Roland, Tyson
Sutton, Cain Thornton, Caleb
Thornton, Garrett Williams and
Steven Zuniga.
Their cheerleaders were
directed by Head Coach Jama
Smallwood and assistant Kelly
Barber. On the squad are Allijah
Alfaro, Jasmine Alfaro, Leigha
Alderman, Alana Barber,
Aubrey Bragg, Katie Camacho,
Jakayla Hearns, Cheyenne
Longoria, Jasmine Pantoja,
Ashlee Patterson, Michelle
Patterson, Adriana Perez,
Karelli Plata, Felicia Salinas,
Alexa Scheipsmeier, Alyssa
Smallwood, Sydnie Steiner,
Riane Sutton and Brooke
Youngblood.

Mighty Mites
Stepping up next are the
Hardee Mitey Mite Wildcats,
with Head Coach Jeff Block,
assisted by Chad Kujawski,
Brian Laker and Lizzandro
Villarreal.
The age 7-9 players on their
team are Mason Block, Lance
Burseler, Adrian Deleon, Aug-
ustine Flores, Fabian Garza,
Raymond Guerrero, James
"Colt" Hancock, Jacob Hebert,
Michael Kujawski, Jeffery
Kulig, Matthew Laker, Jacob
Lazo, Joseph Long, Russell
Long, Zachariah Macias, Isiah
Montes, Adam Morales, Lane
Parks, Devan Rimes, William
Roberts, Anthony Rosado,
Marcus Sambrano, Lizandro
Villarreal, Trevor Walker 'and
Quinton Yates.
Cheering for the Mitey Mites
are Lacey Adams, Lianna Al-
britton, Carol Allison, Makayla
Benavidez, Aliyah Bias, Raj-
hay Clark, Chastady Flores,
Laynee Galvan, Josie Gamez,
Madison Garcia, Shelby Gib-
son, Brooklyn Graham, Dar-
wyn Howard, Michaela Klein,
Jarissa Lindsay, Eliyah Mariner,
Madison McCoy, Victoria
Palma, Nadaezya Perry, Marise
Rodriguez, Darby Sanders,
Madison Warnock and Makayla
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Cheering for the Tiny Mites are (seated, from left) Alana Barber, Brooke Youngblood, Riane Sutton, Allijah Alfaro,
Michelle Patterson, Cheyenne Longoria and Leigha Alderman; (kneeling) Jasmine Alfaro, Karelli Plata, Jasmine
Pantoja, Alyssa Smallwood, Ashlee Patterson and Alexa Scheipsmeier; (standing) Felicia Salinas, Aubrey Bragg,
4driana Perez, Jakayla Hearns, Sydnie Steiner and Katie Camacho; (back) assistant coach Kelly Barber and Head
Coach Jama Smallwood.


Suited up for the Mitey Mites (ages 7-9) are (front row, from left) Adam Morales, Russell Long, Jacob Lazo, Raymond
Guerrero, Joseph Long, Fabian Garza, Lane Parks, Lance Bursler and Mason Block; (second row) Anthony Rosado,
William Roberts, Jacob Hebert, Adrian Deleon, Quinton Yates, Isaiah Montes, Devan Rimes and Augustine Flores;
(third row) Marcus Sambrano, Trevor Walker, Jeffrey Kulig, Michael Kujawski, Matthew Laker, Zachariah Macias and
Lizandro Villarreal; (back) assistant coach Ralph Cabrera, Head Coach Jeff Block, Chad Kujawski, Brian Laker and
Lizzandro Villarreal.


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on the 26"h day of November, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 13th day of October, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
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Deputy Clerk
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Wilson. Their coach is Emprise
Hines, assisted by student
directors Brianna Albrittdn and
Stephanie Driver.

Junior Peewee and Peewee
This year there are two divi-
sions of players ages 9 to 12.
The junior Peewee are mostly 9
and 10, while the Peewees are
mostly 11 and 12. Some players
of different ages and sizes are
mixed throughout the two
groups.
Playing for the Junior Peewee
Hardee Wildcats are Landon
Albritton, Nathaniel Albritton,
Tucker Albritton, Bryce Ander-
son, Thomas Atchley, Willie
Baker, Guadalupe Belmares,
Parker Carlton, Braddock Coll-
om, Conner Crawford, Marco
Deleon, Brandon Franks,
Austin Garcia, Carlos Garcia,
Trequan Holley, Christopher
Hull, Jordan Jones, Hayden
Lindsey, Seth McGee, Juan
Medina, Ryan Moore, Michael
Owens, Theodore "Boone"
Paris, Jessie Pilkington, Kole
Robertson, Adam Salas, Hunter
Scranton, Cavaris Snell, Ty
Trammell and Austin Walker.
Their Head Coach is Dale
Carlton, assisted by Van
Crawford, Gerry Lindsey and
David Trammell.
On the older Peewee Wildcat
squad are Armando Alamia,
Omar Alamia, Marcus Battles,
Nicholas Bell, Sahmaud
Blandin, Jacob Bolin, Tyler
Bragg, Adrian Briones, Patrick
Carlton, Alexander Clarke,
Blake Crawley, Marquis Del-
gado, Michael Garcia, Colten
Howell, Christopher Lee, Randi
Lopez, Jovon McCall, William
McClelland, Wyatt Montgom-
ery, Augustine Morales, Jacob
Olmos, Robert Paris, Cesar
Ramirez, Alejandro Rodriguez,
Steven Rodriguez and Cain
Roman. Head Coach is Justin
Battles, assisted by Raul
Alamia, Todd Bolin, Art
Briones and Tyrone Roman.
Cheering for both Peewee
teams are cheerleaders Laynisi
Aguilar, Gabrielle Allen, Mea-
gan Araujo, Sarah Bonds,
Cameron Burnett, Madison
Burnett, Paige Bursler, Court-
ney Cunningham, Samantha
Delatorre, Caitlin Dufresne,
Brooke Fones, Mara Goodwyn,


Tamara Griffis, Josie Hancock,
Jesse Johnston, Milli Jones,
Claudia Klein, Cassidy Lane,
Catalina Longoria, Megan
McCullough, Jakayla Mosley,
Araceli Munoz, Maria Munoz,
Kailee Olmos, Rayna Parks,
Rosienell Rivers, Amy Rogers,
Meagan Shivers, Cheyanne
Skinner, Danielle Smith,
Joselyn Thompson, Diamond
White and Danielle Zuniga.
Head Coach is Bonnie Simp-
son, assisted by Melissa Araujo,
Leslie Forrester and Ally
Simpson.
Midgets
Hardee's oldest group is the
Wildcat Midgets, ages 12 to 15,
coached by James Cruz, Ram
Briones, Marquis Brown, Noe
Navarro Sr., Adam Torres and
Jose Torres. On their team are
Joshua Almaraz, Justin Araujo,
Johnny Bray, Ramiro Briones,
Eliberto Cisneros, David Dease,
Jesus Flores, Christian Garza,
Isaac Garza, Tomas Gomez,
Jose Gon-zalez, Jose Guitierrez,
Keyton Holley, Adrian Huss,
Eric Lazo, Anthony Martinez,
Jonathan Martinez, Jose Mar-
tinez, Shawn Murphy, Noe
Navarro, Shawn Palma, De-vin
Pearson, Waylan Pleger, Jose
Prieto, Michael Ramirez,
Regino Sandoval, Caleb
Tamayo and Emilio Valdez.
And, the oldest group of
cheerleaders is led by Head
Coach Jama Smallwood, assist-
ed by Jeanette Brad-dock,
Amanda Johnson, Ashleigh
Semple and student demonstra-
tors Mary Brad-dock. On their
squad are Aleeza Arguijo,
Stephanie Belmares, Victoria
Braddock, Amy Davila, Amber
Dease, Tiffany Flores, Amber
Franks, Gabriella Garza,
Angela Her-ron, Katelyn Hines,
Jessica Hunt, Chealsey Huron,
Carys-sa Johnson, Sabrina
Lazo, Tai'Neisha Lewis,
Endreina Martinez, Aracelia
Navarro, Noemi Navarro,
Adrienne Parks, Megan
Patterson, Alexis "Lexie"
Peters, Amy Prestridge, Julie
Prestridge, Selina Prestridge,
Tabatha Prestridge, Tiffany
Prestridge, Kirsten Ramirez,
Cassandra Reyna, McKenzie
Staton, Lilly Strickland,
Marissa Vasquez and Patrisha
Windham.


Cheering for the Mitey Mites are (in front, left to right) Makayla Wilson and Marise Rodriguez; (second row) Laynee
Galvan, Shelby Gibson, Nadaezya Perry and Lacey Adams; (third row) Eliyah Mariner, Chastady Flores, Daraby
Sanders, Lianna Albritton, Darwyn Howard and Makayla Benavidez; (fourth row) Rajhay Clark, Carol Allison,
Michaela Klein, Josie Gamez, Madison McCoy, Jarissa Lindsay, Brooklyn Graham, Madison Warnock and Victoria
Palma; (top) Madison Garcia, student director Stephanie Driver, Coach Emprise Hines, student director Brianna
Albritton and Aliyah Bias.


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Taking the field for the Junior Peewee (ages 9-11) are (first row, left to right), Conner Crawford, Guadalupe Belmares,
Austin Walker, Adam Salas, Jessie Pilkington, Theodore "Boone" Paris, Tucker Albritton, Nathaniel Albritton, Cavaris
Snell and Austin Garcia; (second row) Carlos Garcia, Landon Albritton, Hunter Scranton, Hayden Lindsey, Willie
Baker, Parker Carlton, Kole Robertson and Bryce Anderson; (third row) Thomas Atchley, Jordon Jones, Juan Medina,
Ty Trammell, Braddock Collom, Marco Deleon, Seth MeGee, Christopher Hull, Michael "Danny" Owens and Ryan
Moore; (fourth row) assistant coaches Van Crawford and David Trammell, Head Coach Dale Carlton and assistant
coach Gerry Lindsey; missing, Brandon Franks and Trequan Holley.


Letter To The Editor

Pet Dog Pulls Help

Cord When Owner Falls


Dear Editor:
If you love a dog story you
gotta hear this.
When you think your dog is
not listening, you have to
believe he really is. Dogs
understand more than a lot of
people give the credit.
After the CNA nurse from
Amedisys Home Health left, I
lost my balance and fell, break-
ing my leg in three places. I am
a single woman living by
myself with the exception of
my two wonderful dogs,
Hershey Kisses, 6, and Mitzy
Sue, 5. After a few other inci-
dents, I knew they were very
special dogs.
When I first moved in to
Forest Glade Apartments two
years ago, I was showing
Hershey the emergency cord,
just in case something would
happen to me down the road,
not actually thinking he would
ever use it. I thought he would
think it was just a game.


Lo and behold, guess what?
The game turned into an actual
training ground for him that
day.
When I fell I panicked and
screamed, "Hershey, cord!"
Hershey ran and pulled the
cord, causing the neighbors to
come over and check on me.
I am writing this article today
to tell the public how very
proud and happy I am with my
two adorable Dachshunds.
I thank God everyday for
these two dogs. They have
helped me out in more serious
situations. My two dogs are
exceptionally smart and amaz-
ing and are loved dearly.
All they ask for everyday is
treats and TLC. What they give
back to me is 100 percent more.
I thought dog treats were too
expensive until now. Nothing is
to expensive for my two babies.

Billie Blizzard
Wauchula


Cheering for both Peewee and Junior Peewee teams are (in front, left to right) Meagan Araujo, Cheyanne Skinner
and Laynisa Aguilar; (second row) Paige Bursler, Rosienell Rivers, Milli Jones, Sarah Bonds, Danielle Smith and
Jesse Johnston; (third row) Tamara Griffis, Cassidy Lane, Danielle Zuniga, Logan Cunningham, Cameron Burnett,
Kailee Olmos, Caitlin Dufresne and Jakayla Mosley; (fourth row) Brooke Fones, Madison Burnett, Catalina Longoria,
Araceli Munoz, Diamond White and Megan Shivers; (back) Rayna Parks, Amy Rogers, Megan McCullock, Coach
Molly Araujo, Claudia Klein, Head Coach Bonnie Simpson, coach Ally Simpson, Mara Goodwyn, Marie Munoz, Josie
Hancock and coach Leslie Forrester; not pictured Joselyn Thompson and Gabby Allen.


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Making Plays for the Peewee Orange (ages 9-12) are (seated, from left) Omar Alamia, Marcus Battles, Jacob Bolin
Sahmaud Blandin, Cesar Ramirez, Adrian Briones and Ausustine Morales; (kneeling) Christopher Lee, Jovon McCall,
Alexander Clarke, Patrick Carlton, Tyler Bragg, Colten Howell, Alejandro Rodriguez, Jacob Olmos and Marquis
Delgado; (standing) Randi Lopez, Armando Alamla, Nicholas Bell, Steven Rodriguez, Michael Garcia, Wyatt
Montgomery, William McClelland, Robert Paris and Blake Crawley; (back) assistant coaches Raul Alamia and Art
Briones, Head Coach Justin Battles and assistant coach Todd Bolin; missing Cain Roman and assistant coach Tyrone
Roman.






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Leading the way for the Midgets, Hardee's oldest group (ages 12-15) are (first row, from left) Caleb Tamayo, Jose
Gutierrez, Regino Sandoval, Michael Ramirez, Carlos Martinez, Joshua Almaraz, Ramiro Briones and Devin Pearson;
(second row) Christian Garza, Adrian Huss, Isaac Garza, Jonathan Martinez, Anthony Martinez, David Dease, Eliberto
Cisneros, Eric Lazo and Jose Gonzalez; (third row) Head Coach James Cruz, Tomas Gomez, Felipe Cortez, Shawn
Palma, Emilio Valdez, Waylan Pleger, Noe Navarro, Jose Prieto, Keyton Holley, Johnny Bray, Justin Araujo and coach
Adam Torres; (fourth row) Jesus Flores, assistant coaches Jose Torres, Ramiro Briones and Noe Navarro Sr.; miss-
ing is coach Mark Brown.


PHOTOS BY ALEX GILLIARD
Cheering for the Midgets are (first row, from left) Sabrina Lazo, McKenzie Staton, Tabitha Prestridge, Caryssa
Johnson, Tiffany Flores, Tai'neisha Lewis, Kirsten Ramirez, Amy Prestridge, Katelyn Hines and Gabriella Garza;
(middle row) Marissa Vasquez, Selina Prestridge, Andrea Amerez, Patricia Windham, Victoria Braddock, Aleeza
Arguijo, Julie Prestridge, Jessica Hunt and Aracelia Navarro; (back row) assistant coaches Ashleigh Semple and
Janette Braddock, Endreina Martinez, student demonstrator Mary Braddock, Cassandra Reyna, Danielle Patterson,
Naomi Navarro, Angela Herron, Tiffany Prestridge, Lexie Peters, Amy Davila, Stephanie Belmares, Head Coach Jama
Smallwood and assistant coach Amanda Johnson.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
High temperatures were in the 80s last week. Lows were most-
ly in the 50s and 60s, but several areas of the Panhandle and Big
Bend reached the 40s at night. Overall, major cities averaged tem-
peratures that were 1 to 4 degrees above normal. Most of the State
saw less than half an inch of rain this past week. The southern
counties of Dade, Collier, and Broward each received between half
and one inch of rain.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut digging was 73 percent complete, compared with 66
percent last year, and a five year average progress of 74 percent.
Some very dry areas of the Panhandle and Big Bend experienced
delays as they continued to plant winter small grains and forage.
Jefferson County reported that soil moisture was adequate for ger-
mination. Growth in hay fields has slowed due to shorter days and
cooler nights. Most growers were making their final hay cuttings.
Jackson County harvested cotton and soybeans. Overall soil mois-
ture levels were mostly short in northern counties and adequate in
central and southern counties.
MoisueTopsol Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 12 4 6 8 4 9
Short 25 26 30 27 26 31
Adequate 58 58 60 62 58 57
Surplus 5 12 4 3 12 2
VEGETABLES
Some producers in Hendry County reported concern of disease
due to recent rains. Cabbage planting was near completion in St.
Johns, Putnam, and Flagler counties. The first tomato harvest is
expected soon in Manatee County. Cucumbers, eggplant, okra,
squash, avocados, and tomatoes moved through the market last
week.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
The summer pasture condition was declining with quality and
quantity falling. In the Panhandle, pasture condition was fair to
excellent with most in good condition. Already planted winter for-
age was just emerging, but further planting was delayed by low
topsoil moisture. Forage growth was slow due to cool weather. In
the northern areas, pasture condition ranged from fair to good. In
Dixie and Jefferson counties, permanent pasture forage was not
growing due to shortened daylight. Planting of small grains for
winter graze was underway with soil moisture adequate for germi-
nation and early growth. Columbia County, cool season forage and
grains were beginning to be planted. Cattle condition was fair to
good. In the central areas, pasture ranged from poor to good with
most in fair condition. Some pastures were not growing due to
drought and other areas were still recovering from Tropical Storm
Fay. The protein content of pasture was low which will affect calf
growth and weight. Some cattle were in poor condition but hoof rot
problems were clearing up as pastures dried out. In the southwest
areas, pasture condition was very poor to excellent with poor con-
dition caused by drought. Statewide, cattle condition was poot to
excellent with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 1 2
Poor 1 1 5 10
Fair 30 30 40 35
Good 60 65 50 50
Excellent 9 4 4 3
CITRUS
Weather conditions were generally cooler with light winds and
sunny skies in most of the citrus- producing counties. Over the past
weekend a cold front moved through the State bringing much cool-
er temperatures. High temperatures were reported in the middle to
upper 80s with early morning lows dropping into the 50s and 60s.
Rainfall was light throughout the State with the exception,of
Hendry County. Immokalee reported scattered showers and
received the most rain in the southern areas with slightly over a half
an inch. Citrus trees were in overall good condition in well-cared-
for groves with fruit sets above average on early oranges and early
tangerines. Maturity levels on early and late oranges were showing
the crop was ahead of recent historical averages. Grove activity
included limited harvesting, irrigating, herbiciding, and mowing.
Scouting for canker and greening by growers and caretakers con-
tinues. Thirty-nine packinghouses have opened and have begun
shipping fruit and five processing plants have begun running fruit
in small quantities. Varieties being packed included early oranges
(Navels, Ambersweet, and Hamlin), white and colored grapefruit,
and Fallglo tangerines.
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Oct 05 Oct12 | Oct19
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 35 39 42
Navel oranges 46 58 61
Grapefruit 71 159 191
Sunburst tangerines 0 0 0
Fallglo tangerines 66 81 85


Letter To The Editor
Americans Should Exercise
Their Right To Vote Nov. 4


Dear Editor:
I would like to express the
importance of everyone's right
to vote. We as Americans live in
the greatest nation in the world.
We live in the greatest nation in
the world because it is a democ-
racy.
Many of us overlook rights
we have. We have the right to
buy things we can afford. We
have the right to disagree. We
have the right to voice our opin-
ion. Would you give those
rights up? No!
Why would you give up your
right to vote? We have a respon-
sibility as Americans to try and
better our community for our
neighbors, our friends and our
family. One way of doing this is
to vote for the person who best
aligns themselves with your
views.
For those of you who believe
one vote will not make a differ-
ence I think you are mistaken.
In the 2000 election our presi-
dential race was decided by the
results in Florida 537 votes
was the deciding factor.
Please don't think that 1 vote


or 537 votes won't make a dif-
ference. I'm not going to ask
you to vote for one candidate
over another. That's not why
I'm writing this.
My purpose for this letter is
to ask that you not give up a
right so important to the future
of this great nation.
The only thing I do ask %of
anyone voting in any election is
to please make an informed
decision. Our loved ones in the
military defend this wonderful
land for our freedoms. Don't
give up your freedom to vote.
Vote your values. Vote for
your future. Vote for your chil-
dren's future.
There is only one nation jo
great in the world people will
risk their life for a chance to
enter into its borders. That's the
greatest nation in the world.
That's the land of the free.
That's the United States of
America!
Please as an American vote
Nov. 4.
Thanks,
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TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Managers Choice
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Nb School Inservice Day
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Chocolate
Chip Cookies, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Peaches, Juice, Sausage Patty,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Ham-
burger Gravy w/Roll (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Garden
Peas, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, 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
No School Inservice Day


TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Beanie Weenies w/Roll or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Juice, Potato
Rounds, Chocolate Chip Cooki-
es) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,,
Peaches, Juice, Sausage Patty,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Corn-
dog (Tossed Salad, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Pears,
Juice, Snack Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, 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, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese or Tacos or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans w/Ham, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk
SENIOR HIGH
No School Inservice Day


Sausage, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Managers Choice
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Veqqie


Cup, Apple Crisp, Waldorf
Salad, Roll, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Juice, Peaches, Buttered
Toast, Milk


Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Pinto Beans &/
Ham, French Fries, Vegetable
Soup, Carrot Salad, Pears,
Juice) and Milk
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Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are now two fully
accredited law enforcement
agencies in the county.
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office has joined the Wauchula
Police Department in receiving
accreditation, and was found to
be in 100 percent compliance
with all mandatory standards.
The Florida Commission on
Law Enforcement Accredita-
tion's conference was held
Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Crystal
River. Traveling there was Col.
Arnold Lanier, accreditation
clerk Betty Miller, Cap. Jim
Hall and patrol unit supervisor
Lt. Rosie Wendell.
Lanier addressed a 14-mem-
ber panel, answering their ques-
tions a follow-up to a three-
day visit by the accreditation


committee in September. He
also spoke on the progress
made by the Sheriff's Office as
well as the benefits gained from
the accreditation process.
A three-member assessment
team visited the Sheriff's Office
Sept. 3-5, for its on-site assess-
ment. The team reviewed many
records to show the department
was in compliance with all stan-
dards set by the FCLEA. The
process also evaluated the
administration, law enforce-
ment division and the opera-
tions division, where each area
has both sworn and civilian per-
sonnel.
Maj. Claude Harris told the
FCLEA, "The Hardee County
Sheriff's Office works in a
small-agency environment
where any member is subject to
perform multiple duties neces-


sary to provide the best services
to the public in an effective,
efficient and professional man-
ner."
The team also rode with
patrol deputies and held inter-
views with members of the
agency, which provided them
the opportunity to receive feed-
back from agency members as
well as the community.
"To have members of other
agencies, small or large, come
in and not only assess the
agency, but offer ideas on how
we may improve the operation
of the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office was a welcome opportu-
nity," said Lanier.
The team was made up of
Chief Mark Foxworth of the
University of North Florida
Police Department in Jackson-
ville, Lt. Dave Rhinehart of the


Osceola County Sheriff's
Office, and Ofc. Dev Wilson
with the Lake Worth Police
Department.
Sheriff Loran Cogburn con-
cluded, "The process of prepar-
ing for the accreditation assess-
ment was a team effort with a
successful conclusion. I am
proud of the employees for their
continued efforts to make the
agency a better place."
The Sheriff's Office first
received Law Enforcement
Accreditation in 2000 and was
awarded re-accreditation in
2003 and again this year. The
Detention Division received its
accreditation in 2004 from the
Florida Corrections Accredita-
tion Commission and was re-
accredited in 2007.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Col. Arnold Lanier receives the. agency's Certificate of Re-Accreditation plaque from
Chief Peter Paulding of the Gulf Breeze Police Dept on Oct. 8. Shown (from left) are Peg Grant, FCLEA Executive
Director; Lt. Rosie Wendell; Lanier; Pauling; Betty Miller; and Capt. Jim Hall.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
What a glorious Lord! He
who daily bears our burdens
also gives us our salvation.
Psalm 68:19 (TLB)
FRIDAY
God can pour on the bless-
ings in astonishing ways so
that you're ready for any-
thing and everything, more
than just ready to do what
needs to be done.
II Corinthians 9:8 (ME)
SATURDAY
You are the only Lord. You
made the heavens, even the
highest heavens, with all the
stars. You made the earth
and everything on it, the
seas and everything in them;
You give life to everything.
The heavenly army worships
You.
Nehemiah 9:6 (NCV)
SUNDAY
Let it be your ambition to live
at peace with all men ... Be
careful that none of you fails
to respond to the grace of
God, for if he does, there
can very easily spring up in
him a bitter spirit which is not
only bad in itself but can
also poison the lives of many
others.
Hebrews 12:14a,15a (PME)
MONDAY
For the Lord sees every
heart and understands and
knows every plan and
thought. If you seek Him,
you will find Him.
I Chronicles 28:9b (NLT)
TUESDAY
But be servants to one
another in love. For the
whole law (of God) is
summed up in a single com-
mandment, "Love your
neighbor as yourself."
Galatians 5:13b-14 (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
When they came to Marah,
they could not drink the
water because it was so bit-
ter... Then Moses cried out
to the Lord, and the Lord
showed him a piece of
wood. He threw it into the
water, and the water became
sweet.
Exodus 15:23, 25 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
Jatnes Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


Deal Me Out!
By Marjorie Bateman ,
Hardee Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition


RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week will be observed in Hardee County, and nation-
ally, Oct. 26-31. The following is a history of the Red Ribbon
Campaign, courtesy of the Hardee County Drug Abuse Prevention
Coalition:
It starts with the smallest gesture: a child pinning a red ribbon
to his shirt, a girl wearing a red ribbon wristband, a business dis-
playing a red ribbon on the door, a car displaying a red ribbon on
the radio antenna, a community hosting a red-ribbon family event.
Though these acts are simple, their significance is tremendous.
Each red ribbon has the potential to reach a boy, a girl, a car-
ing adult or a family in a profound way. The red ribbon is a cata-
lyst and symbol for millions of Americans who show that rib-
bon-by-ribbon, neighbor-by-neighbor they are united for a drug-
free community.
Since its beginning in 1986, the Red Ribbon Campaign has
touched the lives of more and more people each year.
It all began with the brutal murder of Enrique "Kiki" Cama-
rena, a drug enforcement agent assigned to a case in Mexico.
Camarena was shockingly close to uncovering the identities of key
members of a Mexican drug cartel. He was kidnapped, brutally tor-
tured and killed just days before he was to identify kingpins of the
illegal business in Mexico.
Angered by his murder and the destruction caused by alcohol
and other drug use in America, the young people of Camarena's
hometown in Calexico, Calif., began wearing red ribbons in honor
of their fallen hero.
Prevention associations all over America began to wear red
ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to fight the illegal use of
drugs. Today, the red ribbon is the symbol for alcohol, tobacco
and other drug prevention across the United States.
Annually, every October, millions of young people and adults
show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing
and displaying the red ribbon. This nationwide campaign has
become a major force for raising public awareness and mobilizing
communities to combat alcohol and other drug use among our
youth.
Look for Red Ribbon Week activities at local schools or red
ribbons displayed by businesses and organizations or just by
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000126

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
STRUCTURED ASSET SECURI-
TIES CORPORATION MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, 2006-EQ1
PLAINTIFF,
-vs. -
DAVID RICKETT; MARY RICKETT;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
'CLAIMANTS; HARDEE COUNTY,
;FLORIDA; 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
Oct. 8, 2008 entered in Civil Case
No. 25-2008-CA-000126 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 at the HARDEE County
Courthouse located at 417 WEST
MAIN STREET in WAUCHULA,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29
day of Oct, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:

BEGIN AT THE SE COR-
NER OF NE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 8, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
RUN THENCE NORTH 0*13'
EAST 253.81 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION OF A
GRADED ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 61*45' WEST
ALONG THE CENTER LINE
OF THE ABOVE MEN-
TIONED CENTER LINE
307.30 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
SOUTH 6145' ALONG THE
ABOVE MENTIONED SAID
CENTER LINE 100 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 2814'
WEST 176 FEET TO THE
CENTER LINE OF A SMALL
BRANCH; THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ALONG
THE CENTER LINE OF THE
ABOVE MENTIONED
SMALL BRANCH TO THE
INTERSECTION OF THE
EAST LINE OF THE LOT
HEREIN DESCRIBED;
THENCE SOUTH 28 14'
EAST 228 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
ALL IN THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 8,TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, LESS ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY ON THE SOUTH,
AND SUBJECT TO EASE-
MENT RECORD.
Any person claiming an interest
In the surplus from the sale. If any.
other than the property owner as
othe Tii of the lis pendens.
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale

Dated this 10 day of Oct., 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN, PA., ATTORNEY FOR
THE PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road Suite
400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-30239(ASCF)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommoda-
tion should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the HARD-
EE County Courthouse at 941-
773-9853, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
10:18 230


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008CP000095
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

BARBARA A. MYRIE,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Barbara A. Myrie, deceased,
whose date of death was
December 23, 2007, Is pending in
thp Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is 417 W.
Main St., Wauchula, Florida 33873.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's
Attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONl])S AFTER THE TIME OF
b


THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
.'1 THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is 10-16-08.
Personal Representative:
Cynthia Cook
11804 Prickly Pear Way
Seffner, FL 33584
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Mary L. Greenwood, Esquire
Attorney for Cynthia Cook
Florida Bar No. 612456
619 E. Lumsden Rd.
Brandon, FL 33511
Telephone: (813) 653-1744
Fax: (813) 654-6830
10:16,23c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY
CASE NO. 252008CP000083
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FRANK ROMEO, JR.,
deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRANK ROMEO, JR., deceased,
whose date of death was February
9, 2008,and whose social security
number is 267-54-7913, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
SRepresentative's Attorney are set-
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER ,THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Oct. 23, 2008.
Debbie Romeo
Personal Representative:
DEBBIE ROMEO
Post Office Box 804
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
S10:23-30c


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

Case No. 252007DR000496

DAVID PAUL SAMS, JR.,
Petitioner,
and,
KIMBERLY MARIE SAMS,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Kimberlv Marie Sams
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for dissolution of marriage
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to:
David Paul Sams, Jr., Petitioner,
1200 Mockingbird Road, Wau-
chula, Florida 33873, on or before
Nov 21, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of Court, PO.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873, either before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

DATED: October 21, 2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
10:23-11:13c


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

Case No. 252008DR000631

MICHAEL CAMACHO
Petitioner,
and,
RUSSELL CHAMPLIN, JR.,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Russell Charles Champlin. Jr.
ADDRESS: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Michael Camacho,
whose address Is 514 3rd St. NE,
Ft. Meade, FL 33841 on or before
November 21, 2008 and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
at PO Drawer 1749, or 417 W. Main
St., Room #202, Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.


Copies of all court documents
in this case, Including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and Informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
DATED this 17 day of October,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By C. Timmons, D.C.
"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity, who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision or
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) days of your receipt
of this (describe notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call


IDD (863) 534-7777 0
Relay Service 711."
IN THE CIRCUIT UUUH
TENTH JUDICIAL CIR(
ANDIFOR-HARDEE 1
FORIDA.

CASE NO. 25 2008 CA
WAUCHULA STATE BAN
banking corporation und
laws of the State of Florl
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALFREDO MARTINEZ, J
ROSEMARY MARTINEZ,
BOARD OF COUNTY CO
SIONERS OF HARDEE C
FLORIDA, and B. HUGH
BRADLEY, Hardee Coun
of Court
Defendants.


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Wildcats Attack Pirates


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The well-rested and prepared
Hardee Wildcats take on the
Braden River Pirates in their
den on Friday night.
Coming off a bye week, the
Wildcats hope to repeat their
42-7 win of a year ago. How-
ever, they will find a vastly dif-
ferent Pirate squad, which
crushed North Port 37-0 last
week in North Port's only
scoreless game this season.
The Braden River 2008 ver-
sion has a combination of de-
fensive and offensive strengths.
The offense is led by quarter-
back Steven Fischer, junior run-
ning back Jujuan Bell and kick-
er Kadin Kerns. The Pirates are
5-2 overall, 1-1 in district play,
losing to DeSoto and beating
Avon Park.
Hardee will counter with
junior quarterback Ezayi You-
youte, classmate Kelsheem
White and soph Jake Mayer as


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000518


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US Bank National Association,
as Trustee for the registered
holders of Asset-Backed
Pass-Through Certificates
Series 20Q7-AMC2
Plaintiff,
-vs. -
Rolando Cuevas; Argent
Mortgage Company, L.L.C.;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendant(s).

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PUNTY, 33873
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spouse of the said Defen-
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their respective unknown
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named Defendant(s) and
ty Clerk such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants and
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juris.
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ment of that an action has been com-
ctober 6, menced to foreclose a mortgage
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arid best being and situated in Hardee
h Door of County, Florida, more particularly
rthouse in described as follows:
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property "D", OF UNIT NO. 1, RIVER-
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of the COUNTY, FLORIDA.
thwest more commonly known as 218
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hip 34 33873.
East, This action has been filed
ida for against you and you are required
inning: to served a copy of your written
Nrast defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO &
North FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for
thenc5 Plaintiff, whose address is 10004
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Point Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30)
25 feet days after the first publication of
South this notice and file the original
u with the clerk of this Court either
oefen before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ofent. ney or immediately there after;
ent otherwise a default will entered
a disabil- against you for the relief demand-
a omodai- ed in the Complaint.
commoda-
ate in this WITNESS my hand and seal of
titled, at no this Court on the 16 day of
vision of October, 2008.
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running backs, with soph
Jarriuis Lindsey probably also
seeing some time in the back-
field. Youyoute, White, Mayer
and receiver Carson Davis have
all received the nod as offensive
player of the game.
Hardee has its defensive stars
too. Among those cited as play-
er of the game are seniors
David Newcomb, Skylar Alden
and Nolan Neuhauser, and
juniors Tyler Alden and Antjuan
Jones. Special Team stars have
included kicker Martin Vega,
Carson Davis and Logan
Thomas.
But, it's a Wildcat team
effort, as noted in the 57-51
overtime win over Sebring,
when the team combined talents
and 'Cat determination for the
victory.
Linemen lead the Wildcats,
including starters Jordan Baker,
Alex Lanier, Skylar Alden,
Carlos Ramirez and Thomas,
along with Nick Battles, Da-
.mien Richards, Cody Hernan-
dez, Tyler Alden, Devon Harris,
Jesus Villegas,Dalton Farr, Eric
Martin, Jonathan Kelly and
Kevin Godwin.
Receivers are Postene Louis-
jeune, Carson Davis, Mikey
Retana, Neuhauser, Scott Don-
aldson, Jake Nowakowski, Brek
McClenithan, Nathan Tomlin-
son, Haree Cook, Sophio Ar-


royo, Charlie Powell, Phillip
Barton and John Gordon.
Defensively, it's the lineback-
ers and defensive backs who
have made the most noise, in-
cluding Newcomb, Jones, Car-
son Davis, Conner Davis, Don-
aldson, Newhauser, McCleni-
than, Mayer, Barton and De-
vante Carter, and defensive
ends Louisjeune, Thomas, Tom-
linson and Kelly.
In the first seven games of the
season, including the pre-sea-
son classic, Hardee has
amassed 2,465 offensive yards
while holding opponents to
1,702. The Wildcats have out-
scored opponents 166-143.
They have, however, had prob-
lems with penalties (64- for
567.5 yards lost) and turnovers
(31), the only place in the statis-
tics in which opponents did bet-
ter.
Head Coach Tim Price and
assistants John Sharp, Steve
Rewis, Leigh Thomas, Buddy
Martin, Greg Mann and Ray
Rivas, have prepared the
Wildcats for this game. Are the
'Cats ready to add a district
win? A victory on Friday night
would insure the Wildcats at
least a post-season playoff
berth. They will have to defeat a
tough DeSoto team in two
weeks to claim the district
championship.


GASOLINE UNDER $3


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
On Monday the Hess store in Wauchula was selling
unleaded regular gasoline for $2.879 a gallon. Gas prices
fell under $3 a gallon last week for the first time in
months.


MAKING A PIZZA


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
These photos
were taken
Saturday of
M o I i n a r o
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at Giovanni's at
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Golf Teams Finish Up


Sports Update
By Joan Seaman


I I
Well, the Hardee Wildcats hit the field again this week. After a
week of no Friday football, Wildcat fans can journey to Bradenton
to support their Wildcats in the battle against district opponent
Braden River. The Pirates are 5-2 overall and have split district
games, losing to DeSoto and beating Avon Park.
If Hardee wins, the Wildcats will at least be in the post-season
playoffs. They will have to beat DeSoto on Nov. 7 to be district
champion.
The Hardee JV football squad lost a heart-breaker to DeSoto in the
final moments of last week's game. The junior Bulldogs scored a
touchdown and two-point conversion for the 21-20 victory. The
Hardee JV is now 5-1 overall and facing a possible final game
tonight (Thursday) at home against Lake Placid. Next week's game
at Okeechobee may be cancelled because the junior Brahmans
have a bye week and don't want to resume playing.
The HJHS Wildcats got'back on the winning track in a big way,
beating Hill-Gustat 42-0. They played DeSoto at home on Tuesday
evening and finish the season next Tuesday at home against Avon
Park.
Thinking of the junior high, the junior Lady Wildcats picked up a
pair of softball wins last week to improve their record to 7-1. The
final pair of games was this week. The season ends in the game
today at Hill-Gustat.
Coach Andy Maddox says there will be open gym at the junior
high school today and tomorrow and also next Thurday and Friday
for hopeful girls junior high hoopsters. The junior high girls offi-
cial practice starts on Nov. 3. For more information, call him at
863-781-1976.
Back to high school sports, where the swimming Wildcats are
preparing for districts with meets this week at Port Charlotte on
Monday and today at Lake Placid. District competition is next
week in Winter Haven. Look for Tyler Robertson, Josh Rickett,
Kaitlyn Kennedy, Kate Krause, Brittany Wiggins, Dylan Justice,
Kaitlin Justice, Katie Jernigan and others to do well in district com-
petition.
Hardee golf wound down in district competition last week.
Congratulations to Lauren Moore, who was one stroke away from
qualifying for state. Only a sophomore, she and classmates Kara;
Norris and Emily Williams have a bright future for Hardee golf,,
along with freshman Emma Marshall. Hardee boys will lose
seniors Ben Krause and Jake Willis, but have Grayson Lambert,
Taylor Barlow, Daniel Miller and several other underclassmen
coming back.
The volleyball girls finished up the season against powerhouse
DeSoto and head into district competition next week at Braden
River. DeSoto and Braden River are the top seeds, but Hardee will
probably face Sebring in the second round of playoffs. The Lady
'Cats could beat the Lady Streaks if they set their mind to it.
Seniors Kember Townsend, Krystin Robertson and libero Naomi
Alvarado have been leaders all season.
Cross country is also preparing for districts the week of Nov. 3.
Coach Don Trew has a handy group of guys and gals ready to com-
pete. My apologies to Briana Aguila; I have sometimes misspelled
her name and made it Aguilar. I don't mean to get carried away.
Girls and boys basketball, and girls and bqgy soccer has been
practicing. The first one to start is girls soccer, Nov. 6 at Sarasota
Booker. Girls basketball is in a tip-off tourney at Lake Region
Nov. 11 and 13. Boys soccer starts Nov. 18 and boys hoops are in
late November. Girls weightlighting doesn't start until early
December.
Pop Warner football is at its last weekend on Saturday, then pre-
pares for district, regional and state football and cheerleader com-
petition for junior peewee, peewee and midget divisions. The first
round of playoffs is at Wildcat Stadium on Nov. 1.
Boys Youth baseball sign-ups were completed last week for
Tee-Ball, Machine Pitch and Minors. The girls will have late regis-
tration Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the George Heine fields.
Sign up is for the Sweetie Tees-ages 4 to 6 and the Dixie Darlings
ages 6-8. The age limit is by May 1, 2009. Cost of $50 includes
shirt, pants, socks, etc. Coaches are also needed. For more infor-
mation, call Kristen Albritton at 781-1805.
Last but not least is boxing news. Bowling Green's best, Daniel
Lozano, now 18, has ended his 11-year amateur career which was
filled with trophies and championship belts. He embarks on his
professional career next Thursday, Oct. 30. His pro debut will be
about 8:30 or 9 p.m. in a series of bouts at the Port Charlotte
Fairgrounds. He will be fighting at superflyweight, 112-115
pounds. Tickets vary from $20 General Admission to $100 front
row. For tickets, call his trainer/dad Daniel Lozano at 602-7068 or
stop by the house at 4656 Maple Ave., Bowling Green.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail me at news.heraldadvocate @embarq-
mail.come 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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Voters Need To Consider

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee golf teams
ended the season at district
competition last week.
Playing against overwhelm-
ing odds in private academies,
sometimes called golf facto-
ries," the Hardee squads had lit-
tle chance of advancing to the
state level.
"If you remember back to the
Little Big Horn and Custer's
Last Stand, that should tell you
how we did," said boys Coach
George Heine.
The Hardee boys placed
eighth out of the 11 teams in
the competition. Sarasota Card-
inal Mooney was first with a
team score of 303. The day's
medalist was Red Devil soph
William Gentry, who carded 74,
leading Avon Park to second
place overall with a team total
of 314.
Hardee boys placed seventh
of the 11 teams in the meet.
They had a team score of 369,
with senior Ben Krause the low


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Hardee girls fared just a bit
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The girls finished seventh
overall, and beat local rival
DeSoto.
"They are mostly sopho-
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process. They need to keep
playing in the' off-season. If
they all stay and keep playing,
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time they are seniors," com-
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PAGE ONE


Volleyball Seniors Honored


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of seniors were
applauded at their final home
game last week.
Naomi Alvarado, Krystin
Robertson and Kember Town-
send were introduced before
last Thursday's home games


against DeSoto.
Next week, they and their
teanim"tes will journey to
Braden River for the Class 4A-
District 10 playoffs. Other
teams in the district are top-
seed DeSoto, second-seed
Braden River, and Sebring,
Palmetto, Avon Park and Sara-


sota Booker. Hardee will proba-
bly be playing against Sebring
in the second round on Tuesday.
Hardee will host an enchilada
dinner at the high school cafete-
ria on Tuesday, Oct. 31 before
the football home game. The
fundraiser for volleyball will
include beef enchilada with


beans, rice and salad. Those eat-
ing will get drink and dessert.
Cost is $6.
Hardee played Sebring last
Tuesday, losing in three sets,
but much improved from the
first outing between these
teams. It was 21-all in the third
set before Sebring pulled away
for the 25-21 match winner.
The Lady Streaks had done
better in the first two games,
winning 25-11, 25-11. Hannah
Shoop and Molly Blackman led
Sebring in game one, Kayla
Clemens in game two and


Abigail Bone in the third. For
Hardee, Robertson led game
one, for game two it was Marisa
Shivers and Eryn Mahoney. For
Game 3, Townsend had nine
service points, Vanessa Garza
five and Robertson five.
"Our coverage is getting bet-
ter. We are getting to our posi-
tions better, but we weren't hit-
ting as well," commented Head
Coach Ken Leupold.
Hardee had similar problems
against DeSoto, a team which
plays nearly year-round volley-
ball of one form or another.


Game one started poorly for
Hardee, which couldn't figure
out the running jump serve of
Chloe Boehm. Sebring led 7-0
before Hardee returned a serve
which rimmed off the net and
dropped on the Streak side of
net. But Lady Momentum had
made her choice for game one.
Amanda Mercer ran the score
up to 16-2. Townsend got a cou-
ple points and Lauren Barnett
finished it out for DeSoto, win-
ning 25-4.
Hardee regrouped and started
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-Hardee


Cornelius A
Collegiate
Scholar
Mandy Cornelius, daughter
of Jeff and Beverly Cornelius of
Wauchula, was recently induct-
ed into the National Society of
Collegiate Scholars, which is
available- by invitation only for
freshman and sophomore stu-
dents who carry a 3.4 grade
point average or higher and
rank in the top 20 percent of
their college class.
Mandy is a 2007 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School and
is in her second year at the
University of South Florida in
Tampa, pursuing a bachelor's
degree in Communication
Sciences and Disorders.
Upon graduation she will be
a certified American Sign
Language interpreter. She cur-
rently tutors USF athletes, help-
ing them with sign language.
She was inducted into NSCS
on Saturday, Sept. 27.


COURTESY PHOTO
Crystal Barnwell and Bryan Birge
Crystal Barnwell And
Bryan Birge To Wed


Robert and Sherry Barnwell
of Wauchula announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter,
Crystal Gayle Barnwell, to
Robert Bryan Birge of
Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 1998
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and is working on her
associate's degree in science.
She is currently employed at


Florida Fuel.
The prospective groom is the
son of Robert and Sue Birge of
Wauchula. He is a 1997 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High
School and is employed with
Mastech.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Nov. 15, wedding cer-
emony at Florida's First
Assembly of God. Invitations
will be sent.'


Cornelius
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Hart, district trustee; Steven Southwell, immediate past president; Bo Conerly, secre-
tary; David Singletary, vice president; Trevino; and Jim Meyer, Division 15 lieutenant
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Sunday at the Pioneer Park
Pavilion in Zolfo Springs.
Attendees are asked to bring
a basket lunch and tea or soft
drink of their choice. Table ser-


vice will furnished and lunch
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LEGION OFFICERS


COMMUNITY GARDEN


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Installed as officers Oct. 6
at the American Legion
Herger Williams Post No. 2
were (top photo, from left)
Carl Saunders, first vice
commander; Jimmy Dick-
ens, second vice comman-
der; and John Maddox,
chaplain. Re-installed as
the new American Legion
post commander was Mack
Bryan, at right in middle
photo. At left is Richard
Francis, District 8 comman-
der, Avon Park. The post
was chartered in 1923. In
bottom photo are Lawrence
Roberts, standing in for his-
torian Jessie Sambrano;
Larry Pelton, service officer;
John W. Burton, judge advo-
cate, finance office and
adjutant; and Jack Carlton,
Ssergeant-at-arms.
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These are jars of canned and dehydrated vegetables and jars of jellies made by Sharon
Cash and her husband, Denton. Shown (from left) are master gardener Bim Davis,
Denise Smith, Sharon Cash and Denton Cash. A one-quarter-acre garden will be plant-
ed soon at the northeast corner of the Hardee fairgrounds. Denton Cash said the pH
level of the soil should be 6.25, and fertilizer should contain the major elements of
nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and the minor elements such as sulphur, calci-
um, magnesium, iron, manganese, boron, copper and zinc. The garden will need 500
pounds of fast-acting dolomite and 500 pounds of balanced fertilizer, said Davis and
Cash. Most local soils in the natural state are too acidic, said Cash. Davis said the gar-
den will have mustard greens, collards, cabbage, turnips, carrots and rutabagas.









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GUIDE DOG TRAIN#


TWO PINKS, NO BLUE


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
This 8-month-old Goldador named Franny is in training to be a guide dog for a blind
person. The dog is a mix of golden retriever and labrador retriever. From left are its
puppy handlers, Mary Ann Kerr and Randy Kerr of Brooksville; Hardee High Lionette
Kayla Helveston; and the Rev. Brook Larrison, president of the Wauchula Lions Club. A
guide dog is placed with a blind person at about age 20 to 24 months. This is part of
Southeaster Guide Dogs, located at 4210 77th St. in Palmetto. About $40,000 is invest-
ed in a guide dog which is provided free of charge. The dogs learn about 40 com-
mands, including selective disobedience. Southeastern is supported by the Lions Club
and other charities and by donations and can be reached at 1-800-944-3647.


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When: Oct. 25th 9am-12pm
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For more info call Kristen Albritton 863-781-1805 2
There will be no late registration for Baseball.


Carlton and Laura Lee
Taylor, Lakeland, a seven
pound four ounce daughter,
Carlee Eloise Taylor, born Sept.
19, 2008, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center. Mrs. Taylor is
the former Laura Lee Black.
The maternal grandparents are
Sharon and Steve Black of
Lakeland. The paternal grand-
parents are Tommy and Marty
Taylor of Zolfo Springs. The
paternal great-grandparents are
Dorothy and the late Truman
Carlton.


Corey and Veronica Lambert,
Wauchula, a six pound fourteen
ounce daughter, Payton Olivia
Lambert, born Oct. 1, 2008,
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center. Mrs. Lambert is the for-
mer Veronica Hartline. The
maternal grandparents are
Eugene and Joanne Hartline of
Plant City, and Tom and Debi
Dunn of Port Charlotte. The
maternal great-grandparents are
the late Vernon and Nadine
Hartline. The paternal grand-
parents are Ron and Cynthia
Lambert of Wauchula. The
paternal great-grandparents are
Ronald and Margaret Lambert
of Wauchula, and Betty Baye of
West Wego, La., and the late
Leon Baye.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade invites
you to come hear Lulu Roman
in concert on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Roman is a former cast mem-
ber of the television series "Hee
Haw" and she also travels the
United States singing and shar-
ing her testimony. For driving
directions or other concert
information, call the church
office at 863-285-9059.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

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enormous sum to benefit others.
Is this really so farfetched? Isn't this the situation of every
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us been given a tremendous treasure, with orders to go out into the
world and share it?
What is this treasure?
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quiet that we might have no knowledge of the royal Person who has
taken up residence within us. Paul says, "I am crucified with Christ
nevertheless I live. I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me"
(Galatians 2:20).
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Sometimes we steal a look in our bank book to see if there is
enough left over after our charities.
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and acknowledge the Lord's presence, we come to the conclusion
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Bowling Green To Raise


Water And Sewer Rates


HHS BAND CAR WASH


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
.The Bowling Green City
Commission on Oct. 14 voted
to raise city sewer and water
rates by three percent effective
with the November billing.
The commission set a meet-
ing for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at
5:30 to give direction to the
new city manager Yvonne
Kimball.
Dee Williams-Tatis received
permission to use the old rail-
road depot the last week of
October for breast cancer
awareness.
The commission elected
Randy Mink as the new mayor
and past mayor Perry Knight as
the vice mayor. They were
sworn in for another commis-
sion term along with Woody
Caligan who is filling the unex-
pired term of David Durastanti
who is running for superinten-
dent of schools.
Knight said the city should
apply for a county phosphate
severance tax grant to improve
the water flow to the elemen-


tary school and other areas in
the city.
The commission also:
approved a proclamation
for Medical Assistants
Recognition Week.
okayed a final reading of
an ordinance to allow low den-
sity residential use to the
Aurora-Garduno property at
107 Jones Street.
okayed a final reading to
rezone from commercial-I to


Residential
Commercial


Residential
Commercial


residential-1 the property at 107
Jones Street.
approved a first reading
of an ordinance to revise the
capital improvements part of
the comp plan and update the
city five-year capital improve-
ment plan.
okayed the first reading
of an ordinance to include a sin-
gle family planned residential
development in the city's land
development code.


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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Sworn in Oct. 14 as Bowling Green City Commission members were (from left) Woody
Caligan, replacing David Durastanti who resigned to run for superintendent of schools;
Perry Knight, vice mayor, returning with no opponent; and Randy Mink, mayor, also
returning with no opposition; and at right is city attorney Gerald Buhr.


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Elbertson who was injured last year in a single vehicle traffic accident.


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Notice
Modified Phase II Severe Water Shortage
Extended expiration date: February 27, 2009

The Southwest Florida Water Management District regularly monitors groundwater levels, river
flows and other drought indicators in accordance with its Water Shortage Plan (Chapter 40D-21,
Florida Administrative Code). These drought indicators are still abnormally low in the sixteen
counties served by the District.
What does this mean to you?
Lawn and landscape watering in the L
Southwest Florida Water Management
District remains limited to a maximum o' -.
of once per week.
Eastern Polk, Highlands and Charlotte
counties remain subject to similar countywide
ordinances in effect outside of the Southwest ..U5Tir,
Florida Water Management District. Nh .0,.'o.
Lawn and landscape watering in eastern
Marion County within the St. Johns River .AS
Water Management District remains limited :- .
to a once-per-week schedule under Water ILLs-OOUi' .
Shortage Order No. SWF 07-02 as a result' PoL'
of interagency agreement between -' :
Marion County, the St. Johns River Water .
Management District and the Southwest . .
Florida Water Management District. A Ai HD ."
If your city or county already has a special .- N
once-per-week schedule in effect, continue 'DE SOTO, '"
following it; otherwise, refer to the schedule
shown below.
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* Unless your city or county has stricter hours in effect, 1- -- crt Bounjdr
you may only water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. on the
allowable day.
* These restrictions apply to the use of water from public and private water utilities,
wells and surface water sources (ponds, rivers, etc.).
* Vehicles may only be washed one time per week.
* Restrictions for other types of water use also apply.


Addresses with
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gin 0 or 1 Monday
gin 2 or 3 Tuesday
gin 4 or 5 Wednesday
Sin 6 or 7 Thursday
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* and locations without a discernible address, such as medians and common areas


This notice is only a summary of Water Shortage Order SWF 07-02, as extended
and modified. For more information, please visit the District's web site or call
1-800-848-0499, or 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4498, during normal business hours.


Southwest Florida
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This information will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please contact the Communications Department
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HJHS Softball Adds Twin Shutouts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High Lady
Wildcats pocketed another
pair of shutout victories last
week.
This week brings the close of
the, season. The Monday game
was a return encounter with
DeSoto, the only team to beat
Hardee, 5-4 in extra innings.
The Monday game was on
Hardee turf, with the possibility
of a conference tie in the bal-
ance. The game today (Thurs-
day) at Hill-Gustat Middle
School in Sebring is the season
finale.
Twin wins last week upped
the Hardee record to 7-1. It
started with a 15-0 win at Avon
Park.
Hardee plated 10 runs in the
top of the first inning, sending
13 batters to the plate. Addison
Aubry, Ana Galvez and Kayla
Knight, who doubled and sin-
gled, all circled the bases twice.
Kate Thomas, Brooke Tyson,
Kayla Nichols and Summer
Sisum added solo scores.
It was three up, three down
for Avon Park in the home half
of the first, with a ground-out
and pair of Kayla Knight
strikeouts.


In the second frame, Hardee
added a run by Karlee Hender-
son, who had singled and raced
home on a Danika Briones hit.
Henderson took the mound in
the bottom of the second inning,
recording a fly-out and pair of
strikeouts.
The junior Lady Wildcats
added their final four runs in the
top of the third. Aubry, Kaitlyn
Rowe, Kayla Knight and
Thomas all crossed home plate,
aided by a Brooke Tyson sacri-
fice and Nichols hit.
When Avon Park popped out,
struck out and flied out, the
game ended on the 15-run rule.
Last Thursday, Hardee hosted
Lake Placid. Knight started on
the mound. She gave up a walk
and single, then struck out three
batters in a row, leaving runners
stranded at second and third.
In the home half of the first,
Hardee picked up a trio of tal-
lies. Galves and Kayla Knight
hit back-to-back singles and
Thomas walked. All three came
around to score, helped by a
Brooke Tyson hit.
Knight also pitched the top of
the second, setting down all
three batters on strikes.
Hardee added four more
scores. Aubry singled, Galvez


was safe on a fielder's choice
which erased Rowe who ha~d
walked. Kayla Knight then
smacked a three-RBI homer.
Thomas singled and also came
around to cross home plate.
Knight continued on the
mound for the third inning. She
struck out one batter looking,
got an infield fly, gave up a sin-
gle and got the third out.
For Hardee's third inning, it
was another five runs. Nichols,
Henderson and Rowe singled.
With one down, Aubry tripled
and came home on a Galvez
sacrifice. Briones also singled
and scored. It was 12-0.
Henderson took the mound
for the fourth inning, setting the
Lake Placid players down in
consecutive strikeouts.
Hardee picked up its final
pair of runs in the home half of
the fourth. Brooke Knight and
Nichols came home and
Henderson was left at third.
In the top of the fifth, Lake
Placid got a runner but she was
out trying to steal second.
Henderson struck out the next
two batters to end the game. In
all, Hardee pitchers recorded a
dozen strikeouts.


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ST MICHAEL'S CAR WASH


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
A car wash was held Saturday at Advance Auto Parts in Wauchula on U.S. 17 by the St.
Michael's Catholic Church.


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Wauchula, Florida
NOTICE OF RUL' DEkVELOPMENT/ADOPTIfN' *


Rule No. 5.64


SUBJECT: Rule: Homeless Students
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rules establishes the policy to ensure
that homeless children and youth are provided with equal access to free, appropriate
educational programs, have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State of
Florida academic standards, are not segregated on the basis of their status as
homeless and to establish safeguards that protect homeless students from
discrimination on the basis of their homelessness.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.42. 1001.43. 1003.01 (12), 1003.21 F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42
U.S.C. 11431-11436. Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20
U.S.C. 6311-6315. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S. C. 1400 et
seq., April 6, 2002 Policy of the Child Nutrition Division of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture., June 5, 1992 Policy of the Administration for Children and Families of the
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.:

Preliminary Text:
Rule: A copy of the full text of the rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
Superintendent of Schools.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district
economic impact in excess of $100 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on November 18, 2008.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost
regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools,
in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how
the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The
School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to
present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to
the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School
Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the
proposed rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
action 120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10:23


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DRAWING FOR PRIZES


PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
Eight downtown Wauchula businesses held a drawing for prizes on Friday, Oct. 17, at
Main Street Heritage Park. There were 83 participants and 39 prizes, ranging from gift
cards to store products. The businesses for the Fantastic Fall Drawing were Sears, Java
Cafe, Jellybeans, Giovanni's, Cats on Main, Magnolia Tree, Royal's Furniture, and
Cooper's Wayside Flowers. Shown (from left) are Sharyn Salter of Magnolia Tree, Jo
Smith and Elizabeth Durrance of Cats on Main, Lynn Bennett of Cooper's, and Denise
Miller and Cyndi Johnson of Royal's.


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District 5


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District 3
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Members of the Republican Party held up signs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pro-
mote the McCain-Palin ticket for the presidency, plus several others local GOP candi-
dates. The event was held at Main Street and U.S. 17 in Wauchula.


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1-Topping $1.00 extra. Limited Time Only. Expires 10-31-08
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10:30am-1:30prn
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DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2, a
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


863-375-4081
863-474-1172


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Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA CBS Home in Riverview Heights.
Large Landscaped Lot. Completely Renovated.
Gigantic Screen Room. Appliances. Nice Quiet
Neighborhood. REDUCED to $138,000.
Available Immediately!

Call For Appointment :23(863) 234-2234


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Salary: $24,749.72($11.90/hr.) $34,117.76($16.40/hr.)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge Department.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships
with Department Heads, employees and the public.
Considerable knowledge of office practices and proce-
dures and considerable ability to make independent deci-
sions. Must have extensive experience in organizational
skills, office environment in business English and profi-
cient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and application forms posted on
County web site: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
November 4, 2008. EOE-F/M/V c110:23-30c




Best deals on wheels! i


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Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


Come in for
Summer
Specials


New & Used
Tires


773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula IFtMW
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We buy copper, brass,
aluminum, scrap metal,


1,51 Airport Roa
,uchula


& junk cars.
Come see us
for high prices

and good
service

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Classifieds


FEMALE BULL MASTIFF, $600,
vet. cert.; pair white geese, $75;
1999 horse trailer, $2,000. 781-
2493. 10:9-30p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc
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2002 DODGE RAM 1500 pickup,
quad cab, short bed, 4.7 V8, cus-
tom cap, excellent condition, tow
package, $8,500. 863-735-2726.
10:2-30p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc
The most important trip you
may take in life is meeting
people halfway.


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
INrHOMESERVE Phone (863) 781-9720 i
Ss.guqlegauglescomDuterservices.com www.GualesComputerServices.com'

Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.


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W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.
773-4478




Free Estimates
Insured 30+ years experience c1O:2tfc


10 Acres
Perfect For Dream Home
High & Dry Well Included
$125,000
3010 Methodist Church Rd.
954-324-5732 c10:9-30p




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


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Lovely 2BR/1B

Apartments
$550 Month plus Security Required
Several to choose from!
Very nice location in Ft. Meade

Call Sheila for more information
(863) 375-9988 (863) 285-7203


cell (863) 214-5645


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BOAT & MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE.
773-2259, 781-1907. 10:23p


GAS STOVE, Rock Band game, 2
twin beds/dresser combo. 773-
6703. 10:23p


HELP WANTED TO DELIVER
phone books in Hardee/DeSoto.
Reliable transportation a must!
Call Art at 863-781-3133. 10:23p


OPENING FOR A WORKING field
supervisor. We service and Install
petroleum equipment and related
services. Construction, mechani-
cal, and some electrical experi-
ence required. Valid driver's
license needed. Willing to train
the right person. Call 863 773-
2213 for application and appoint-
ment. EOE/DFWP 10:23tfc
ISLAND OF ADVENTURE now
hiring CDAs, 40 hrs with clear-
ance. Also, hiring non-experi-
enced childcare workers, 767-
0800. 10:16-30c


K-MAC MACHINERY & SERVICE, LLC
Full Machine Shop
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Lathe & Mill Work
Hydraulic Hoses
Site Work
Brake and Shear
c Heavy Duty Drilling & Boring
Perry T. Knight owner/operator
N Office 863-767-1333 Cell 863-781-0145
S640 South 6th Avenue Wauchula, FL 33873


LONEsTAR
CONSTRUCTION CORP.


CUSTOM HOMES
REMODELING


SSTEEL BUILDING
CONCRETE


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


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lPARKEM FILL I)IRT
uiVUE ITIAN I


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


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14 16y)rds)
$ 100/Load '
'llhln 5 mile radius o Zolfo Springs
nil Top Soil'Hard Pan
Hardee Counlv Area onll ,


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Bees and


Joshua Clemente
(863) 990-6489
Wauchula, FL
State Inspected
& Insured


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


JC's
Pollination, Inc.


Pollination Services
Watermelons
Cucumbers
S Blueberries
r Squash
Citrus


Pollination Agreements with Written Contract.
$50 per colony 10:16


i-12:18p


Paul's Small Engine Repair
We Repair All Brands Of
Lawn Mowers Golf Carts ATVs
Chainsaws Grove Carts Trimmers etc.
All 1,-orkin pand Loest Rpair Costs
^^Qf^m~m^^^Guaranteed!^^^


GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.
. Bfll Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* ond Digging Ditch Cleaning


EMPLOYEE
EASING
IONS, INC.
Robby Albritton
Payroll Services Workers Compensation *
Year End W-2 's 941 Tax Reports *
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
ralbritton@eloinc.net c110:23tc www.elonic.net


Family Services Worker Seasonal Position
(6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Family Services
Worker in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for
assisting the on-going recruitment and enrollment of center
children and in the implementation of Social Services and
Parent Involvement areas of the program. Preferred:
Family Development Credential or equivalent and 3 years
experience working with children and families and active
enrollment in an Associates Degree program in a Human
Services field. Experience in providing basic family case
management. Accepted: High School/General Equivalency
Diploma (GED) and 20 contact hours of formal human serv-
ices related training and three (3) years experience working
with children and families. Experience in providing basic
family case management. Starting salary $10.60 11.13 per
hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Closing date: 10-27-08, Send resume/letter of inter-
est or apply at: ECMHSP 5115 Mason Dixon Ave.
Bowling Green, Fl 33834, Telephone: 863-375-2101,
EOE, ADA, License # C10HA0001
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1982 GDAN TL Id. 1GRDM9027CM040302
1994 Ford Tk. Id. 1FTHF26M3RNA10299
1995 FRHT Tk Id. 1FUYDXYB3SH882350
1996 VOLV Tr Id. 4V4WDBRFXTN731323
1999 POLA OH Id. 4XACD50A1XA038047
2000 TOYT PK Id. 4TAWN72N9YZ581045
2006 ARCT OH Id. 4UF06ATV86K6A0830
2002 LINC 4D Id. 1LNHM86S42Y645393
2004 Ford PK Id. 1FTYR14U84PA09120
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
October 31, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula Fl. 33873. cl10:23,30c


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Classifieds


FT SHIPPING SUPERVISOR with
shipping forklift & computer
experience. Must be detail orient-
ed with good math & organiza-
tional skills. Citrus experience
preferred. Fax resume to 863-285-
2314 or mail to Peace River
Packing Company, P.O. Box 816,
Fort Meade. FL 33841. 10:23c
TODDLER TEACHER NEEDED 40
hour training preferred 40 hour
week. 773-4701. 10:23-30c



3BR/2BA, 1/2 ACRE, 540 Orange
Ave., Joe L. Davis Subdivision.
Appointment showing. 773-3787,
781-1982. 10:23-11:20p
1992, 78'X14', 3BR/2BA mobile
home, appliances included,
including lot. Motivated seller
773-4686. 10:23-30p


HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER,
3/2, in-ground pool, owner fin.,
terms neg., zoned commercial.
727-359-4395. 10:23p
4BR/2-1/2BA PLUS bonus room
on 9 1/2 acres. 863-773-4207,
863-781-5595. 10:16-11:6c



HORSE BOARDING $100 a
month. 863-781-2493. 10:2-30p



LOST 2 black cows, Industrial
Park, new school area. REWARD
info to return or for return. 781-
1715, 773-9276. 10:16-11:13p

Make yourself necessary to
somebody.


Topsy See
REAL ESTATE i
773-5994
Topsy See
NEW LISTING 2 Story older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17
Zolfo Springs 5 BR 2 Bath. $125.000 Reduced to $105,000.
CONTRACT PENDING
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry.
3BR/2B DW with so many amenities including Security System,
wood burning Fireplace. Sits on 5 beautiful acres with stocked pond.
$149,900.
Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
Owner financing available. $75,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
Two 1-acre lots in beautiful setting in Bowling Green. $29,900
each.


755 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR,
$2,000; Hobalt corn mixer, $300.
863-781-4936. 10:23p
6' ROLLAVATOR, $500, Mr.
Higgabotham. 767-1205.
10:23-30p
56" RCA HDTV, $500 OBO; DELL
E-310, extra memory, DVD/CD
burner, 19" LCD monitor, $500
OBO. 832-1560 or 773-9766.
10:23-30p
52-R SPORTS ART stationary
bike, $1,500 new, will sell $500.
863-781-7089. 10:16-11:13p
2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD
motorcycle, 1500cc, like new,
$6,000. 863-781-0855. 10:16-23p
36" COMMERCIAL MOWER, walk
behind, electric start, 15 hours
1/2 price, $995. 941-724-1629.
102:-30p



FACTORY REPO'S Going out of
business sale 3BR/2BA large
doublewide was $79,900 now
only $59,900, includes AC, skirt-
ing & setup. Call 863-773-2007.
10:9-11:7p
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE!!! In
quiet family park, 2 or 3 bedroom,
2 bath, handyman special, low
down and rent to own possible.
Don't wait, won't last. 863-698-
4910. 9:4tfc



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


GREAT VALUE! 3B/lBth home on large lot;
central H/A, screened porch, outside storage.
$98,500

Well maintained CB country home on 11 acres;
3B/1Bth; terrazzo and wood floors; large fire-
place; enclosed porth; perfect garden spot;
flowing creek on property. MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE! $225,000

IMMACULATE 2005 D/W mobile home,
3B/2Bth on 1/2 acre overlooking beautiful pas-
ture; this home is in excellent condition and is
partially furnished; built under new FL
requirements for durability; 12x16 screened
porch; new 10x12 Smithbilt shed w/electric.
$95,000

WELL MAINTAINED mobile home in Charlie
Creek Estates; 2B/1Bth, completely furnished
including small freezer and patio furniture; sin-
gle carport, metal roof in 2006, screened porch
- MOVE IN READY! $45,000

GORGEOUS 5 ACRES with 3B/2Bth,
CB/Stucco home; great room plan; new A/C
2007; new roof 2005; detached 24x36 concrete
workshop; two 4" wells. THIS PROPERTY IS
A MUST SEE! $259,000

.SEE THIS WELL BUILT HOME on lovely tree
shaded lot! 4B/2Bth brick home located close
to schools and shopping; large double carport,
circle driveway, fenced backyard, beautiful
landscaping plus 12x16 building with electric
and water. $195,000


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DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: CHIARLOTTE TERRE.l I...781-6971


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson
GREAT VALUE! This comfortable and cozy
3B/2Bth home is located on large lot in quiet set-
ting just outside city limits; wood deck, enclosed
porch, wood burning fireplace; separate en-
trance to family room with additional kitchen.
$155,000

Homes of Merit D/W on 17.22 acres; 3B/2Bth;
tile and carpet floors; deck and 16x54 pole barn.
$340,000

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 appoint-
ment 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

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

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

Merle Langford Road 5 acre tract of land;
OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASON-
ABLE OFFERS! $90,000

LET US HELP YOU BUY OR
SELL YOUR PROPERTY


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KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
\ASOC(IAT1;: UDI)Y IINERMN AN..............735-0268


ASSOCIATE: ROBERT IIINERNIAN........227-0202
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CHARLIE CREEK 1015 Bluejay,
3BR/2BA, 2005 mobile home,
stove, refrigerator, $57,500.
Owner pays closing cost. 941-
627-2769. 10:9tfc
DISTRESSED SALE all models in
stock at dealer cost, going out of
business, everything must go.
Call 863-773-2007 for quotes,
financing available. 10:9-11:7p
BAD CREDIT BANKRUPTCY, no
problem. We want your business
with $4,000 down we have
4BR/2BA, 28x76 on double lot,
ready to move in. 863-773-2007.
10:9-11:07p
2BR/2BA HOMES OF MERIT sold
at factory invoice plus setup &
AC, perfect for winter resident or
adult park. This is a great deal.
Call 863-773-2007. 10:9-11:7p
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25p

Man's best support is a very
dear friend.


DeSoto County






LOW DOWN-
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 tip,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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PERSONAL PROPERTY of Sonya
Lewis, Susan Lopez, Chiquita
Robinson, Thomas Esquival,
Elizabeth Morris, LaShanna
Lampley, Sarah Hildreth, David
Rivera, Joseph Hernandez, Roy
Aleman will be sold pursuant
warehouseman's lien. Said sale
will be at Bowling Green Storage,
5020 Highway 17 North, Bowling
Green, Florida at 9 a.m.,
November 3, 2008. 10:16-23p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Linda
Wheeler, Ryan Solano, Andrew
Smith, Pamela Johns, Don Hunt,
Chrystal Contreros will be sold
pursuant warehouseman's lien.
Said sale will be at B&J Self
Storage, 667 5th Ave. South,
Wauchula, Florida at 11 a.m.,
November 3, 2008. 10:16-23p


PERSONAL PROPERTY of Maria
Moralez, Amanda Kersey will be
sold pursuant warehouseman's
lien. Said sale will be at B&J
Storage, 210 North 3rd,
Wauchula, Florida at 10 a.m.,
November 3, 2008. 10:16-23p.

U-
DOG GROOMER All breeds,
20+ years experience, knowl-
edge of hand stripping, home-
based. 773-4528, 773-4908.
10:16-11:13p
ATTENTIONI 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'


Over 40 years experience residential, agricultural, com-
mercial and industrial properties.
Call us for information on current listings.
We will provide a free property analysis on qualified listings
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$109,000.

3BR, 1 Bath, inground pool

will help with closing

781-1062
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


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


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


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!! Great
investment property located on US 17 North
close to the new Hilltop Elementary School with
access from north and south bound lane.
Motivated seller asking $330,000. Bring Offer!!!

5 ACRES ONLY $52,500! Nice, quiet, serene
wooded 5 acres!! BUILD YOUR HOME HERE!
CALL TODAY

GREAT BUY!!! 3/2 D/W M/H, Downing Circle,
includes Central A/H, carport, screened porch,
and utility shed. Only $65,900

NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, NEWLY PAINTED!! 2/1
CB home with Central H/A, new carpet inside,
laundry room, with carport and fenced back
yard. $92,500!!!

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH!! $84,500 In Sun N Lakes
Subdivision. This property is approved for
ExpressPath Financing. Please contact listing
agent for more information!!

PUBLIC ACCESS ON LAKE ADELAIDE!!! 3 BR, 2
Bath CB Home built in 2006 on a corner lot in
great neighborhood includes two car garage
with door opener and more. REDUCED!! From
$129.900 TO: $119.000.

GARDEN DRIVE IN RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS!! Would
you like to build a new home on this .29 acre lot
in this Nice Neighborhood? $29.900

BIG!! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath Home!! 2,241 sq. ft.
Living area, new carpet, fresh paint, and new
roof makes this home a must see at a Reduced
Price of $165,000 Or bring offer.


LAKE LOTELA!!! Home with enclosed inground
pool. Completely remodeled with brand new stain-
less steel appliances including stove, refrigerator,
built in microwave oven, dishwasher, washer and
dryer. Granite countertops in kitchen and bath-
rooms. Pine Crest golf course across road. This
property is approved for ExpressPath Financing.
"Please contact listing agent for more information."
Reduced from: $354.500 To: $299.000.
Lovely Mobile Home Lot on Downing Circle
$16,500
HOME OR OFFICE!! 3 BR, 1 Bath on Hwy 17
Bowling Green, Great Potential at a Great Price.
ONLY $64,500.
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!!! MAKE AN OFFER!!
CHARMING HOME IN GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD!!!
This 3BR 1 Bath CB home has Central A/H, com-
plete with washer and dryer located on Illinois
Ave. $82,500
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIET!!! This
16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and Septic Tank.
Build your own Home or Mobile Home. $150,000
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Only $92,500 With front
porch and large fenced back yard. In nice neigh-
borhood on First Street!!!
ZOLFO SPRINGS!! This 3/2 is close to shopping,
has fenced back yard, Central A/H, new roof.
$59,900.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
FREE information magazines, affordable Georgia
mountain homes and acreage. Owner fiananc-
ing!! Check It Out!! Call Donna, 781-3627
PEACE RIVER ACCESS!! Quiet and Peaceful 5.5
acre tract with plenty wildlife andnative vegeta-
tion. $82,500!!


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!! F
JUST LIKE IN MAGAZINES!!! This beautiful 2 story home sits on 1 acre +, Downstairs features
Dining room, Kitchen, Den, Living room, Family room and 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 selection of Color
Schemes. $229,900 Come see for yourself the space and beauty of this home!
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.
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME!! Well maintained 3 BR, 2 Bath with stove, refrigerator, dish-
washer, washer and dryer, 12x28 screened porch, utility shed, extra lot if desire, within
City of Wauchula $72,500.:23c
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Classifieds


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh



NO UTILITY BILLS for this nice
clean furnished efficiency apart-
ment for one person only. Just
$130 per week with AC/Heat. First
and last weeks rent, damage
deposit and references required.
773-9793 10:23p
VERY CLEAN 1BR/1BA, no pets,
no smoking, $575 month, $500
security. 781-1528. 10:23tfc
ONE BEDROOM, quite, private
yard, mowed, $350 month. 773-
4726. 10:23p
1BR TRAILER, $150 week, $200
deposit, electric included,
Bowling Green. 224-4702. 10:23p
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT, prime
location along Hwy. 17., approx.
247 sq. ft. each, $475 per month
plus tax, electric and water
included. 863-773-2007.
10:23-11:20p


2/1 APARTMENT FOR RENT, 306
Peace Drive, $500/mo. Call 239-
707-3642. 10:23-11:20p
3BR/2BA/1CG new const., vault-
ed ceilings, must see, $800 month
and security. 863-443-2903
www.bghomes.net. 10:16tfc
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, central
A/C, $525. 781-1987 after 5:30
p.m. 10:16-11:13p
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets, 2BR/1BA, $600
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
10:23c
2BR/2BA APARTMENT upstairs,
$525 per month. 863-781-1987
after 6 p.m. 10:9-11:7p
HOUSES, COMMERCIAL, store-
fronts, restaurants, hunting leas-
es, agri-leases. 773-6616, 445-
0915 Hungery. 10:9-11:7p
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $600/month.
767-8822. 10:2tfc
EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. American South Reality.
6:19tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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KELLER WILLIAMS
.. 7 A---L. -T Y
An ideendeniTy'Qwned Brokerage ,-,
Mikey C ldin
Realtor,
(863) 78-1 698

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. cl.:tet



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


45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South hound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Ilwy 64. $120,000.


\Ben Gison
terry Conerly
ty Albritton


Golf Course/Development
Property! Water & sewer
available. 127 acres! Call for
price and details!

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.


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


APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.


ATTENTION The Feder
Housing Act Prohibits advi
any preference or lin
based on race, color, ri
sex, handicap, familial ste
national origin, or the intel
make such a preference or
tion. Familial status include
dren under 18 living with I
or guardians and pr
women.


TRACTOR MOWING, bushhog-
ging, reasonable rates. Call 941-
730-8180 if no answer leave a
message. 10:16-11:13p
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


7:31tfc DO YOU HAVE a problem with
al Fair drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
ertising meets Monday and Thursday
citation nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
religion, Methodist Church, at the corner
atus or of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
ntion to chula, and Friday and Saturday
r limita- nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
es chil- Church, corner of Grape and
parents Church St., Bowling Green.
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For Qualified Low
Income Families Call
Or Write To:
Centro Campesino
516 Avenida Del Maiz
South Bav. FL 33943


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


www.floresrealty.net


Jessie G. Sambrano


3 BR/2BA CB home built in 2006 on a corner lot Within the city
limits of Zolfo Springs Elementary Banking Dining and
Grocery Shopping. All for $110,000.00
3BR 2BA home with garage Corner lot This is a metal home -
Well insulated Great from a maintenance standpoint and savings
on power because it is so well insulated. Added bonus well & sep-
tic tank so no monthly charges for water & sewer. All for
$147,900.00.
1982 MH Many extra Has 12x20 workshop with electricity -
turn key Ready today. $49,500.00
NEW HOMES NEW HOMES- NEW HOMES
New homes from $125,000.00 to $299,000.00 and all in between A
home to fit your budget. Remember you can trade up like trading
cars also if you are an empty nester you can trade down.
Locations Zolfo Springs Wauchula Bowling Green and
Wauchula Hills -
We have many more listings Visit our web site. www.floresreal-
tynIt Interested in selling? We will give you a price opinion no
obligation Having trouble with mortgage payments? We may be
able to help.

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


John Freeman (863)781-408
Steve Lanler (863) 559-939
Jason Johnson (863) 781-373


After hours
14 Lisa Douglas
12 Jessie Sambrano
4 Noey Flores


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


PAUL'S SMALL ENGINE
REPAIR, 20 years experience,
free pickup/delivery, estimates.
We pay cash for old or unwanted
equipment. 375-4081.
9:25-10:16p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 9:18-12:25p
B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
7:24-10:30p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511..
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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.
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WANTED TO BUY Local Indian
artifacts, arrowheads & spear-
points. Call after 7 p.m. 863-735-
0428. 10:23-11:20p
ROOMMATE -Room for rent $400
a month. 245-9481. 10:16-23p



FRIDAY-SUNDAY 558 SR 62, fol-
low signs, multi-family, baby
clothes, Avon products, etc.
10:23p
HUGE YARD SALE Thurs., Fri.,
Sat., 4048 Sunset Dr., Zolfo
Springs. 10:23p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 338 E.
Broward Rd., Bowling Green,
huge, family of 4, baby items.
10:23p


SATURDAY 511 Cypress St.,
Wauchula. Furniture, kitchen
table, chairs, bedroom set, enter-
tainment cabinet, china cabinet,
household items, too much to list!
10:23dh


SATURDAY 8 to 12, Lake Dale
Baptist Church Youth yard sale,
3102 Heardbridge Road. 10:23p
SATURDAY 8-?, Golfview, west-
ern collectibles, a little bit of
everything. 10:23p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 to 2, 2215
Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula.
10:23p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 till ?,
Corner of Centerhill & Thomas,
off of 62 about 5 miles. 10:23p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY Dixie Drive
North, Bowling Green. 10:23p
SATURDAY 9 to ?, 2690 Hobbs
Rd., go Hwy 62, look for signs.
Clothes, toys, furniture, small
appliances & more, everything
goes. 10:23p
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 2848
Hwy. 64 E, 5 miles east of Zolfo,
nice clothing, misc. 10:23p
SATURDAY 8 till ?, Bowflex,
futon, bunkbed, clothes, shoes,
etc., 409 West Bay St. 10:23p
SATURDAY 8 to 12, 716 Oak
Forest Dr., Wauchula. Household
items, adult, child, baby clothes,
toys, etc. 10:23p
BRIARWOOD ESTATES ANNUAL
yard sale, Saturday, Oct. 25, 8
a.m. to 12 p.m., located off Terrell
Road. 10:23p
SATURDAY 9 till 2, located at
Royal Sheds, all clothes you can
put in a bag $1, what-nots, RV,
commodes, furniture, dishes,
lamps to much to mention.
10:23c
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE -
Saturday, 362 Altman Rd. 10:23p
BIG YARD SALE Saturday, 1232
Stenstrom Rd. 10:23p
SATURDAY 7:30 to ?, 5 miles
west of Wauchula on Oden Rd. off
of Vandolah Rd. 10:23p
SATURDAY 1533 Willow Ave.,
Bowling Green. 10:23p
ELLEN'S THRIFT SHOP 4709 N.
Central, BG, across from tain
depot. Lots and lots of new and
used items. 10:23p




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October 23, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


By SANDY SCOTT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
A bone-marrow donor has
been found for Mary Nichol-
son!
The good news was delivered
to Nicholson via her transplant
doctor, and on Oct. 31 she will
enter Moffit Hospital in Tampa
for the first stage of the trans-
plant process. An initial work-
up, including a battery of tests,
already has been performed.
The results confirmed her vital
organs are working properly
and she is in good condition to
undergo the transplant surgery.
Nicholson, a county employ-
ee, was the subject of an all-out
blood and donor drive last
month at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center. Over 150
people attended the Sept. 8
event.
Upon entering the hospital,
Nicholson will undergo four
days of chemotherapy followed
by one day of rest. On Nov. 5
the bone-marrow transplant,
which is actually the transfer of
new cells from the donor, will
occur.
At this same time, the donor,
who is unknown to the trans-
plant patient, will be undergo-
ing the harvesting of cells for
that transfer.
The actual transfer of -the
stem cells from the donor to the
recipient is quite simple, similar
to a dialysis process. A mach-
ine removes the blood from the
donor's body, separates the
stem cells for harvesting the
bone marrow, and returns the


COURTESY PHOTO
Mary and Mike Nicholson at the "Fishin' For A Donor"
event.


blood back into the body in a
constant movement. The cells
harvested must be fresh, so both
procedures are performed
simultaneously.
After the transplant, Nichol-
son will be monitored in the
hospital for at least two addi-
tional weeks. When tests show
she has reached a stable level,
she will be able to leave the
hospital. Still, she can only be
30 minutes away for the next 2-
1/2 months in the event an
emergency arises.
Because of this, Moffit
Hospital maintains a facility
called "Hope Lodge" for pa-
tients of similar procedures, and


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Nicholson has applied for tem-
porary residency there. If there
is nothing available for her at
that facility, Moffit also leases
apartments in the general area.
At this stage of recovery,
patients are encouraged to use
the time to gain their strength
by working up to previous rou-
tines. Daily monitoring will
still be necessary through visits
to Moffit's lab for blood work
and to check dehydration lev-
els.
Once Nicholson is released
from the Moffit facility and is
able to return to her home, she
must maintain certain precau-
tionary measures. Since she
lives in the country and is on a
well system, a filter must be
added and additional normal
hygiene measures must be
implemented.
Nicholson has come a long
way since she was first diag-
nosed with cancer. Through the
efforts of those individuals who
rallied around to help, she is
looking forward to the next step
of her recuperation. When her
doctor first contacted her with
the news about the donor, he
had even more good news for
her. She was informed that there
were still no lesions on the
bones after receiving chemo-
therapy in the last few months,
therefore, she will be entering
this next stage in good condi-
tion.
Nicholson is a resiiiqnt itdi;
vidual who always looks on the
bright side, and her positive
attitude hopefully will prevail
over the next several months of
treatment and recovery.


Swimming 'Cats Down Dragons


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee boys swim team
outscored Lake Placid 157 to
142 last week.
In the final home meet on last
Tuesday, Hardee girls also did
well against probably the pre-
eminent team in the area, but
came up short 171-117.
Hardee boys had seven first-
place finishes and the girls had
five, two by soph Kaitlyn Ken-
nedy. Tyler Robertson and Josh
Rickett had twin top finishes for
the boys.
Hardee was at Port Charlotte
on Monday in a rescheduled
event. The final regular season
meet is today (Thursday) at
Lake Placid, a tune-up for the
Class IA District 5 competition
next week in Winter Haven.
Among the dozen teams in the
district, the Hardee and Lake
Placid swimmers are the strong-
est for the boys. For the girls, it
could come down to Lakeland
Christian, All Saints' Academy
and Lake Placid.
Last week's meet began with
the Hardee girls taking second-
and third-place of the four
teams in the 200 medley relay.
Seniors Katie Jernigan, Brittany
Wiggins, Kaitlin Justice and
junior Stephanie Driver came to
the wall 10 seconds ahead of
teammates Kennedy, juniors
Heather Kouns and Chelsea
Goolsby and freshman Savanna
Hagans.
Hardee boys placed first and
third of the five teams involved.
Seniors Robertson and Joe
Porter, junior Rickett and soph
Dylan Justice were in well
ahead of the other teams, while
seniors Dusty Spears and Isaac
Vasquez, soph Clay McNabb
and freshman Corey Dudek
were only 10 hundredths of a
second behind the second-place
Dragon team.
In the 200 freestyle, soph
Kate Krause placed second and
Wiggins third, ahead of soph
Kyndall Robertson and fresh-
man Rebekah Nix.
Dylan Justice was third in the
200 free, ahead of teammates
Spears, soph Hunter Henderson
and McNabb.
Katie Jernigan and Kouns
were fourth and sixth in the
girls 200 individual medley
(I.M.). For the boys, Rickett
won in a time of 2:24.47, ahead
"of "tafnmaies 'Porter 'and soph-
Kyle Bodeck and four Dragons.
Kaitlin Justice won the 50
free, 13 hundredths of a second
ahead of a Lady Dragon and


ahead of teammates Goolsby,
Hagans and Driver.
Next was the diving, where
Hardee girls had no competitors
and junior T.K. Hogenauer split
between a pair of Dragons in
the boys side of the ledger.
Jernigan led Hardee swim-
mers in the girls 100 butterfly,
good enough for second place.
Driver was fourth and Kouns
fifth. Rickett won the boys fly,
with Vasquez third and
McNabb seventh.
Justice was a close second in
the 100 free for the girls, while
Robertson won that event for
the boys by over seven seconds.
Krause, Hagans and junior
Mansi Lambachia followed
Justice to the wall, while
Bodeck was second, senior
Chris Reid third and freshman
Austin Scheipsmeier eighth in
for boys.
Kennedy won the grueling
500 freestyle, 19 seconds ahead
of her nearest opponent.
Robertson, Nix and senior
Mindy Stevens followed her to
the wall. For the boys, Spears
was followed by junior Jake'
Willis and senior Lee Cortez.
Hardee girls were second and
third among four squads in the
200 free relay. Goolsby, Driver,
Jernigan and Krause were in
ahead of Kouns, Robertson, Nix


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and Hagans.
Hardee boys teams were sec-
ond, third and fifth. Vasquez,
Reid, Bodeck and Willis led
Porter, Cortez, Henderson and
McNabb, who were ahead of
Scheipsmeier, freshman Vin-
cent Hartman, Dudek and
Hogenauer.
Kennedy also won the girls
100 back, nearly two seconds
ahead of a Lady Dragon.
Goolsby placed fifth.
Dylan Justice won the boys
100 back, over two seconds
ahead of a Dragon swimmer.
Dukek, Cortez and Hartman
followed him in.
Next was the 100 breast-
stroke, won by Wiggins for the
girls. Porter took the win for the
boys.
The final event was the 400
free relay, with Hardee girls
first and fourth. Kennedy,
Wiggins, Justice and Krause
came in a full second ahead of a
Green Dragon team and team-
mates Lambachia, Robertson,
Stevens and soph Christian
Granger.
Hardee boys placed first, sec-
ond and sixth, with Spears,
Justice, Rickett and Robertson
winning the 400 free relay,
ahead of Henderson, Reid,
Willis and Bodeck, and Cortez,
Scheipsmeier, Dudeck and
Hartman.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS


Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
Ft. Meade
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
WATER USE PERMITTING


NEWSPAPER NAME: THE HERALD-ADVOCATE
PUBLISH DATE: OCTOBER 24, 2008


NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS
FOR WATER USE PERMITS IN
SHARDEE
COUNTY


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HJHS Football



Clobbers Eagles


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
Wildcats took it to the Hill-
Gustat Golden Eagles.
Hardee took the lopsided 42-
0 victory in Sebring, getting all
the Wildcat players into the
game.
"We had a good week of
practice and it showed," said
Acting Head Coach Mark Carl-
ton, who "subbed heavily in the
second half of the contest.
He hopes for another such
week as the young 'Cats pre-
pared for their home encounter
this week against DeSoto. A
win could give Hardee at least a
tie for the conference title. The
season ends next Tuesday, Oct.
28, when Hardee hosts Avon
Park.
Carlton named Ledarius
"Lee" Camel as Defensive
Player of the week and seventh
grade receiver/safety Garrett
Albritton on the offense. Eighth
grader Jesus Zuniga had "some
really nice kicks. Despite a 15-
20 mph wind, eighth grade
quarterback Luke Palmer com-
pleted over half of the PATs on
passes."
The game began with a
strong Zuniga kick which
pinned the Eagles inside their
10-yard line and led to the first
points of the game, a safety.
Hardee got the ball back and
mounted a drive with eighth
graders Aaron Barker and Vince
Grimsley alternately toting the
football. On a third down in the
red zone, Barker broke through
for the TD run. Palmer passed
to classmate Josh Fowler for the
two-pointer. Hardee had a 10-0
advantage.
On its next drive, Hill-Gustat
turned the ball over on downs
on a fourth-and-goal. Hardee
started its drive as the second
quarter began. Shortly, a Barker
45-to-50-yard TD run was
called back on a penalty. Barker
simply sprung loose again, get-
ting into the 20-yard zone. Two

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evaporating like morning dew.
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more plays got Hardee, and
Barker, into the end zone.
Grimsley ran in the two-point
conversion. Hardee was up 18-
0.
Hill-Gustat was putting to-
gether a nice drive on its next
series, when Tony Maldonado
intercepted a pass and ran it
back to the Eagle 40. Grimsley
capped the ensuing drive with a
20-yard TD run. Palmer tossed
to Albritton for the extra points
and a 26-0 lead.
As the first half wound down,
Hill-Gustat was making another
good drive, but ran out of time.
The Eagles opened the sec-
ond half with a surprise onside
kick and drove down to the
Hardee 25. On a fourth-and-
one, an offsides penalty backed
them up five yards and Hardee
then took over on downs. For
the first time, Hardee went three
and out and was forced to punt,
with Albritton booming it 35
yards.
The Eagles got the ball back
at midfield, but Hardee found
Hill-Gustat had changed from a
single wing to a four-spread,
completing several short passes
into vacant zones. Hardee final-
ly broke up passes and pres-
sured the quarterback to get the
ball back by the start of the
fourth period. Barker cut loose
for a 60-yard run behind a good
blocking line. Palmer passed to
Fowler again for the PAT. It was
34-0.
After Hill-Gustat went three
down and punted, Hardee let
the ball roll. In a few moments,
Albritton took the end-around
for a 40-yard TD. Seventh grad-
er Timothy Steedley carried the
ball for the conversion play,
making the final score 42-0.
With liberal subs in the game,
a Hill-Gustat runner found a
hole up the middle and was gal-
loping to the end zone, when
the long-legged Albritton chas-
ed him down and tackled him as
time ran out, preserving the
shutout.

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-Sir James M. Barrie


VOLLEYBALL
Continued From 1B
the next game better, tying the
game at 1-1 before Mercer
picked up the pace with five
straight points. Back and forth it
went for a couple of serves,
before Townsend got a couple
of Hardee points off nice saves
by Chelsey Steedley and Lacey
Garza. It was 5-7.
Meaghan Muse got a couple
of Lady Bulldog points and
Garza added three for Hardee. It
was 9-11. Barnett got a hot
hand and Lady 'Dawg players
were blocking and strong-arm-
ing at the net, causing shots to
fall back on Hardee. She made
it 17-9.
Mahoney got a pair of points,
DeSoto got two more and Ali
Holle two before DeSoto fin-
ished it off 25-13.
In the third game, Boehm
opened serve for DeSoto, but
got only three points. After one
Hardee point, Jenna Roberts
continued scoring for DeSoto
until it was a 7-1 game. Garza


got one point for Hardee,
DeSoto got a couple. Gradually,
but surely, DeSoto seemed to be
pulling ahead.
Steedley interrupted that
streak with five of her own, cut-
ting the DeSoto advantage to
16-8. Hardee was unable to stop
the Shelby Hunt serves as she
ran out the table for the 25-8 set
and match victory.
Alvarado was unable to play
due to an injury. For Robertson
and Townsend, it was their final
home games. They will lead
teammates, juniors Steedley
and Shivers, and sophs Lacey
Garza, Yesenia Vargas, Vanessa
Garza, Holle and Mahoney into
district play next week, hoping
to extend the season just a little
longer.

JV Games
The junior varsity Lady
Wildcats finished up their sea-
son on Thursday.
"The season went great. We
started as a young team and
now are experienced. We are
going to be a tough team next


season. We grew by leaps and
bounds. Other coaches and the
officials commented on the
improvement we made. I'm
already looking forward to next
season," said coach Jon
Leupold.
Hardee played at Booker Oct.
7, losing by 25-11, 25-17,
working better and harder the
second game.
Against Sebring on Oct. 14,
the junior Lady Wildcats forced
it to three games (the best of
three decides the match in JV).
Hardee lost the first game 25-9,
but came back to battle in the
second game to a 28-26 win.
Maria Anselmo and Angelica
Flores led Hardee scoring.
In the final game, which only
goes to 15 points, Hardee was
close all game, until Sebring
pulled away for the 15-12 win.
Sarah Beyers led Hardee with
six service points. "That's prob-
ably the hardest we've played
against them. We got our serves
in and hit well. We didn't let
anything drop. In the third


game, we gave it all we got. We
didn't leave anything out
there," said Leupold.
Against Desoto, Hardee's
junior varsity also played
strong, despite the 25-10, 25-18
loss.

Summer Palmer led Hardee
in game one, with Daishia
Blandin and Lacresha Carlton
sharing the lead in game two.

"They played very hard and
well. We started off 8-8, but
they pulled away and we
stopped talking. When we stop
talking to each other, we don't
do as well. They were diving on
the court, playing hard all the
way," said Leupold.
The squad included newcom-
er junior Alejandra Rodriguez,
who. learned the libero defen-
sive position, sophs Blandin,
Carlton, Hannah Jacobs and
Deserea Newcomb, and fresh-
men Anselmo, Flores, Palmer,
Cynthia Garcia, Meghan
Graham, Sabrina Hernandez
and Kailah White.


Playing for the junior varsity are (first row, from left) Daishia Blandin, Hannah Jacobs, Sabrina Hernandez, Alejandra
Rodriguez, Maria Anselmo, Deserea Newcomb and Lacresha Carlton; (back row) Coach Jon Leupold Sarah Beyers,
Meghan Graham, Summer Palmer, Kailah White and Angelica Flores.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING o
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
to consider an Amendment to the
Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
under Ordinance No. 2009-01
by amending the Capital Improvements Element and
updating the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan.
Roger Conley, Chairman
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public hearing
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County
Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to
these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning and
Development Department, 110 S. 9" Ave., Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision of recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners,
the Planning and Zoning Board shall rely solely on testimony that is
relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to
ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
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Garza, Lacey Garza and Yesenia Vargas; (standing) Head Coach Ken Leupold, Eryn Mahoney, Krystin Robertson,
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Lake Placid
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5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
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Oct. 24 Varsity Football Braden River Away 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 Volleybal! Districts Braden River Away TBA
Oct. 28 Cross Country Clewiston Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Football Avon Park HOME 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 30 Cross Country Hardee Lakes HOME 4:00 p.m.
JV Football Okeechobee Cancelled
Oct. 31 Varsity Football Mariner HOME 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 Cross Country Districts TBA TBA
Nov. 6 Girls Soccer Booker Away 6:00 p.m.


'Cats Lose Squeaker


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity
Wildcats suffered their first loss
of the season last week.
When DeSoto scored in the
final 40 seconds and made a
two-point conversion, that seal-
ed the 21-20 come-from-behind
victory for the junior Bulldogs.
The game tonight (Thursday)
at home against Lake Placid
could be the final one of the
season as the scheduled Oct. 30
game at Okeechobee is uncer-
tain because of their open date
this week and reluctance to get
suited up again for one last
game.
For Hardee, it was disap-
pointed for Head Coach Rod
Smith, his fellow coaches and
his players, who perhaps were a
bit complacent after compiling
a 5-0 and outscoring opponents
133-28 in those first five games.
"We had Monday off from
school but had a pretty good
turnout in practice. But, we did-
n't have a good week. Nothing
seemed to go well, They had


more speed than we did. We
were flat, and committed two
costly offsides penalties on
fourth down. They had the
eagerness and tenacity but were
not disciplined," said Smith.
DeSoto scored first, and last.
The junior Bulldogs led 7-0 at
the end of the first period and
Hardee came back to make it 7-
7 at halftime.
"It was back-and-forth, a typ-
ical DeSoto-Hardee game,
except we let our emotions get
in the way of our fundamentals.
For instance, we had a fourth-
and-five and used a fake punt to
make the first down, but it was
called back on a penalty," said
Smith.
On the next fourth down play,
Hardee tried a pass play, but it
was intercepted. DeSoto drove
down to the Hardee 30. On the
next play, a pass connected for
the touchdown. The Bulldogs
made it to tie the game 20-20,
but after a Hardee encroach-
ment penalty, DeSoto decided
to go for two points and got it to
go ahead 21.-90 ...


"All we needed was a first
down, but we had no timeouts
left," said Smith. "We had great
offensive drives, followed by
inconsistent drives, including
two at the end of the game,
which could have run the clock
down, if we had achieved one
first down in either of the two
possessions at the end. of the
game," recounted Smith.
He credited Michael Forrest-
er and Jimmy Vallejo with fum-
ble recoveries. Both Ryan Blair
and Quinton Carlton had sacks.
In on tackles were Tre' Ander-
son, Lincoln Saunders, Justin
Knight, Chase Revell, Kevin
Godwin, Tony Moreno, Andy
Hunt, Reggie Snell and Deonte
Evans.
Offensively, Anderson had
eight carries for 108 yards and
two touchdowns. Carlton went
16 carries for 133 yards and a
TD. Colby Baker added 13 car-
ries for 108 yards. Vallejo was
two-for-three on extra point
kicks. Anderson was zero for
five on passing with one inter-
ceppion,... ..


GRANDMA COOKED ALL MY


FAVORITES ON SUNDAYS


Swimming
HJHS Softball
Cross Country
JV Football


time in teenage years?
A: When I became a teenager and
lived so far out in the country.
Q: What was your house like as a
child?
A: As I lived with my grandparents,
it was always hectic, busy, and always
full of people.
Q: How old were you when you
got your first vehicle?
A: I was only 17 when me and my
husband got our first vehicle.
Q: What was your first vehicle?
A: A 1948 Dodge.
Q: What was your favorite meal
your mom cooked?
A: My grandmother cooked a big
meal of all my favorites on Sundays.
Q: Did you and your siblings ever
argue?
A: Yes, and my cousins, too.
Q: Did you have a job?
A: No, I stayed home and helped my
grandparents.
Q: How old were you when you
got married?
A: I got married at the age of 16.
Q: How old were you when you
had your first child?
A: I was 17 years old.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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By AMBER HINES
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed my grandmother, Jean
Hines.
Q: When were you born?
A: Nov. 18, 1938.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Punta Gorda.
Q: What school did you attend?
A: Limestone, Zolfo Springs and
Hardee Senior High.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: I rode the school bus
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew
up in .
Limestone C _A .
and Lily. I'. ._
Q: What '
was your parents' transportation?
A: My mom had a car and my dad
had a truck.
Q: How old were you when you
got your first kiss?
A: I was 14 years old.
Q: Who was your first kiss?
A: My husband, L.F. Hines.
Q: Did you have a high school
sweetheart?
A: Yes, L.F. Hines.
Q: What chores did you have as a
child?
A: I had to keep the house clean and
do the cooking.
Q: What did you do in your spare
time?
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................: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 ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ...................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
Sunday Worship ............1...1:00 a.m.

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
,Worship Service .............. 1:00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 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 Schoo ................... 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
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday English Service ......10:00 a.m.
Sunday Spanish Service ......11:30 a.m.

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ...........................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CIRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship.:....9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men:'s Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ......................... 11:00 a.m.
iEL KEMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion ...................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio......................7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.


Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773.3470
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1:30 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
CIURCI
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.
SMorning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).........................6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship fr 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
SiNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner;............................... 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
.................... .............6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
.................... ............. 7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............. 1:00 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 .................:00 p.m.,
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study .....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study.......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
TIE 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 ...................... :30 a.m.
W orship................ .......... 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.


IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
Community of Faith Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
954.383.-5078
Sunday Service.....................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Youth Service ...........7:30 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
JEHOVAI'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.


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH *
Sunday Evening ...................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF TIIE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAS 4tCHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .... ?............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ...................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 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
Mom. Worship ......................(st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ...4:00 p.m.
Alien Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1 & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ..........................1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evenifg 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 .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.


ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service..............10:00 a.m.

ST. MICIIAEL'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) .................. I :00 a.m.
(Creole)..................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHIURCHI
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .................... :30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTIISIDE BAPTIST CIIURCII
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ..... .......... :45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.


Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train. ..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.


WAUTCHULA

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 10:0 a.m .
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS



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

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

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .........................7:30 p.m.

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

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

MARANATIIA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
W orship.............................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening..................................6:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735.8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.;
Servicio del Domingo.......... 1:00 a.m.
............................. .. ............ 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2.1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School... ................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ...........7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School. .. ..............9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................... I 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 .............................. 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio..................................8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........I...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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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Dustan Ross Corbin, 23,
Wauchula, and Deidre Michele
McQuade, 23, Bowling Green.
Pedro Vidal Pesquera, 25,
Wauchula, and Summer Lee
Burmaster, 23, Wauchula.
Remigio Rodriguez Herrera,
41, Bowling Green, and Nora
Hilda Suarez Andrade, 33,
Bowling Green.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
The Bank of New York
Mellon vs. Angie Martinez
Huss, Michael Huss et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Ester Reas vs. Jennie Smith,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Phuc Than Bach and the state
Department of Revenue vs. Mai
Thi Tuyet Bach, petition for
child support,
American Express Centurion
Bank vs. Richard Fender, dam-
ages contract indebtedness.
Dolores Belmares vs. Jer-
maine Lee Harris, petition for
injunction for protection.
Anita Belcher Platt vs. Larry
E. Thompson, petition for in-
junction for protection.
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker
Management Corp. vs. James
Singletary, Laura Singletary et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Florida Fertilizer Co. vs.
M.C. Gann, damages indebt-
edness.
Florida Fertilizer Co. vs.
Sharon Moye, damages -
indebtedness.
Christine Pace vs. Hoover
Pace petition for injunction for
protection.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Keith Mushrush, Stacy D.
Mushrush et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Monica Jean Norris vs. Kirby
L. Clarke, order.
Donna Bethea Putnam and


William C. Putnam, divorce.
Austie Mayberry and Dale
Mayberry, dismissed due to
lack of activity.
William F. Sullivan vs.
Florida Harvester Inc., volun-
tary dismissal.
Floyd Dunlap vs. John
Roxborough and Florida Reno
LLC, dismissed.
Frank Von Stauffenberg and
Waltraud S. Stauffenberg,
divorce.
Theodore Rankl and Helen
Rankl, divorce.
Manuel Zuniga Jr. vs.
William M. Green (two cases),
dismissed.
Moye Farms Inc. vs. Bena-
tovich Produce Inc. and Theo-
dore Benatovich, judgment.
Keyha Tamayo Shackleford
vs. Balentin Tamayo, order
modifying child support.
SJ vs. Diversified Behavioral
Health Solutions Inc. et al, dis-
missed.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation as trustee vs. David
Rickett, Mary Rickett et al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
LaSalle Bank National
Association vs. Elena Ramos,
Jorge E. Ramos et al, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
Betty Gayle Gainous as per-
sonal representative vs. J. Loran
Cogburn, dismissed.
Kathy Cason vs. Shannon L.
Lance, order.
Nanette Prevatt and DOR vs.
James E. Prevatt, child support
contempt order.
Amelia Cleto Garcia and
DOR vs. Nazario Garcia, child
s support order.
Jamie Weaver and Richard
Weaver, divorce.
Sandra Valerio and DOR vs.
Eduardo David Castillo, order.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Barbara A. Sterling to Mari-
lyn K. Peterson, $117,000.
Roger A. Chase and Joyce B.
Chase as trustees to Victor A.
and Anabel Davilo Nava,
$145,000.
Michael D. and Susana O.
Boyeit to Jdseph A. Brennick,
$20,445.
John R. and Georgia A. Spear
to James F. II and Maria Hall,
$35,000.


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following
arrests:
COUNTY
Oct. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Oct. 18, Ryan Christopher Garza, 29, of 2306 Gebhart Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged
with felony domestic battery.
Oct. 18, a fight on Sandpiper Drive and a theft on Nursery
Road were reported.

Oct. 17, Brett Adam Contreras, 24, of 250 Maxwell Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with cruel-
ty toward children without great harm and criminal mischief -
damage to property. At the jail, Dep. Manuel Zuniga also charged
him with felony domestic battery.
Oct. 17, Gabriel Gutierrez, 46, of 310 Tangerine St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of a failure
to appear in court.
Oct. 17, Abel Arroyo Bustos, 49, P.O. Box 2085, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested on a charge of DUI.
Oct. 17, a robbery-holdup on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
Ratliff Road were reported.

Oct. 16, Shaddia Mendez, 26, of 339 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on an out-of-state
fugitive warrant.
Oct. 16, Michael Leon Holland, 22, of Citrus Valley Mobile
Home Park on Sandpiper Drive, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt.
Lyle Hart and charged with contempt of court violation of an
injunction for protection.
Oct. 16, Guadalupe Maldonado, 22, of 2150 Stansfield Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with larce-
ny petit theft.
Oct. 16, Leland Hill, 40, of 4801 Myrick Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. John Dorsey on an out-of-county war-
rant.
Oct. 16, Emmanul Velazquez, 27, of 5565 Irio Bronsom Mem-
orial Highway, Kissimmee, was arrested on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Oct. 16, Daniel Farias, 20, of 1030 Makowski Road, Wau-
chula, was attested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Oct. 16, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Oct. 15, Isaac Combs, 41, of 2922 Dove Lane, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Oct. 15, Melvin Lewis, 34, of 2006 Hickory Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Oct. 15, a residential burglary on SR 64 East was reported.

Oct. 14, Charlie Anderson Jr., 25, of 135 Carlton St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with resisting
an officer without violence.
Oct. 14, Jose Velasco Lopez, 33, of 327 Lake Branch Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Oct. 14, a theft on SR 64 East was reported.

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rant.
Oct. 13, Jaime Alfaro, 25, of 801 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of contempt of court.
Oct. 13, Stephen William Calderon, 28, of 340 Lake June
Road, Lake Placid, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on two
counts violation of probation.
Oct. 13, a business burglary on SR 64 West, thefts on Thomas
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Lane were reported.

WAL :IULA
Oct. 19, Jose Victor Ramirez, 39, of 641 Kiella Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with DUI
and a traffic charge.
Oct. 19, criminal mischief on North Eighth Avenue was
reported.

Oct. 17, Johnny Lee Cook, 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with disorderly con-
duct.
Oct. 17, Hehu Sanchez, 26, of 635 S. Fifth Ave. (U.S. 17
North) was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Oct. 17, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Oct. 16, a theft on East Bay Street was reported.

Oct. 15, criminal mischief on Goolsby Street was reported.

Oct. 14, Larry Stevens, 32, of 516 Magnolia Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on an out-of-county warrant.

Oct. 13, a business burglary on SR 64 East and criminal mis-
chief on South Ninth Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Oct. 19, Eustaquio Morales Castillo, 36, General Delivery,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged
with possession of burglary tools with intent to use, loitering/-
prowling and fraud giving a false ID to a law enforcement offi-
cer. At the jail, Dep. Pauline Bissette also detained him on charges
of violation of probation and contempt of court.

Oct. 18, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Oct. 17, Amado Garcia, 18, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with pos-
session of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving
with knowledge of a suspended license.
Oct. 17, a robbery-holdup on Maple Avenue, and thefts on
West Jones Street and on Dixiana Drive were reported.

Oct. 16, Willie James Robinson, 46, of 4922 Epps Av.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged
with dealing in stolen property.

Oct. 14, criminal mischief on Willow Avenue was reported.

Oct. 13, Jermaine Lee Harris, 27, of 405 Orange St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges on a charge of con-
tempt of court violation of an injunction for protection.
Oct. 13, a residential burglary on Mason-Dixon Avenue and a
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Clark, Lanier Aspire To Office


alcohol. Lanier said in 1977,
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current starting salaries are
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By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's current
sheriff, J. Loran Cogburn, has
optad not to seek re-election.
rhree men sought to fill the
vacancy that decision will
nake.
Republicans Roger Clark and
rhomas Santarlas competed in
:he Primary Election in August
:o become that party's candi-
Jate. Clark won. Now, he and
Democrat Arnold Lanier will
appear on the General Election
ballot.

ROGER CLARK
Roger Clark has worked for
the Osceola County Sheriff's
Office for one year, the
Wauchula Police Department
for nine years and the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office for 14
years. The past three years he
worked as a civilian police
advisor in Iraq, returning to
Wauchula i'n April.
He believes some Iraqi oil
should be used to rebuild the
country and to help pay for U.S.
expenses, such as the $110 mil-
lion central police college. "Iraq
has a budget surplus, and the
U.S. has a big budget deficit,"
he said.
Clark said Hardee County has
the fifth highest crime rate in
Florida per capital. Hardee has
28,000 people, and Clark said
Hardee in 2007 had a crime rate
increase of 22 percent over
2006. "The state average in-
crease was 3.2 percent. There
are seven index crimes: murder,
aggravated assault, robbery,
burglary, larceny, grand theft
auto, and sexual assault."
Clark said the Sheriff's
Office had fewer drug arrests in
2007 than in 2006.
"In Hardee County 44 per-
zent of the crimes reported were
solved in 2005, 33.9 percent in
2006, and 26.1 percent in 2007.
rhe state average was 39.1 per-
;ent. Hardee County is having
more crimes, fewer crimes
solved and fewer arrests," he
said.
Clark said the administrative
side of the Sheriff's Office
should be reorganized. "The
administration is too top-heavy.
We need to direct wasted re-
sources to the operational side
by increasing deputies. We
should combine the three ad-


ministrative positions (colonel,
major and captain) into one
position, and hire four more
deputies with the savings."
He said he wouldimprove
crime-scene investigations and
create a special-crimes unit.
"Six percent of Hardee
County's 28,000 population
create 90 percent of the crimes
- burglary, theft, drugs, gang-
related. We need to target crim-
inal suspects. Meth use causes a
lot of crimes. We need to add
three of four more mature
deputies who know how to
make a good case," he said.
Clark said the sheriff's bud-
get is $7.35 million and that
$4.8 million goes for salary
packages. "The administration
is $ 1.29 million, and that is
unacceptable."
He said he would bring "non-
nonsense strong leadership.
Sometimes improvement means
change. We need to lower the
crime rate and increase the
clearance rate of reported
crimes. This will help the coun-
ty's quality of life. We need to
come to terms with the meth
problem."
He also believes some citi-
zens deserve a second chance,
noting, "I have had second
chances in life."
"I would start a robust inter-
diction program to remove
drugs from our streets and make
sure constitutionally protected
rights of the people will not be
violated. We need to lower
crime," he said.
Clark said it "may be neces-
sary to build a new criminal jus-
tice center for $25 million at the
old city airport or by the Fire-
Rescue station. The current jail
was built in a swamp. The
county might could sell bonds
to finance this."
Clark said the county should
look at establishing a county
communications office "away
from the Sheriff's Office and
Fire-Rescue. Bring the 911 calls
back to Hardee County. They
now go to Polk County. We
could form a committee to look
at this idea. The communica-
tions office could bq run by a
county department head."
ARNOLD LANIER
Arnbld Lanier has been


employed with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office since
January 1979, serving under
sheriffs Newt Murdock, Doyle
Bryan, Rickey Dick and Loran
Cogburn.
"I am. my own individual.
During the administrations I
have been in, the boss makes
the final decision. I respect that.
I have been fortunate to give
my opinions, but in the final
decision the boss makes the
call. As employees we respect
that, for the agency and the citi-
zens."
Lanier said career highlights
include a 10-week polygraph
training in 1994 and 11 weeks
with the FBI National Academy
in Virginia in 1995.
"I want to continue to
strengthen our agency and pri-
oritize areas of utmost concern,
from illegal narcotics and graf-
fiti to stealing from our hard-
working citizenS. We must
implement more strategic com-
munity involvement in order to
accomplish this task," he said.
"We must work together to
find solutions to the problems at
hand," he said. "I would like to
implement a citizens patrol to
create more eyes and ears for
Hardee County. We need to
strengthen community organi-
zations to help enhance law
enforcement operations.
"I would like to work with
school administrations to
enhance the school resource
officer program over the next
two years. We, as law enforce-
ment, can influence, encourage
and help our schools address
the problems of graffiti, gangs,
bullying and other issues," he
added.
"The Hardee County
Sheriff's Office will be chal-
lenged with the economic con-
ditions and with no budget
increase to maintain a level of
stability. But, as with any good
business, you must manage the
budget efficiently.
"Greater challenges lie within
the criminal justice system with


Hardee County Sheriff


seemingly the lack of consistent
and strong punishment. Where
there is an increase in punish-
ment, there will be a decrease in
crime. We need to lobby our
representatives to change the
message the criminals are
receiving," he said.
Lanier said, "The most im-
portant single change I would
like to see would be the citizens
patrol unit (volunteers). This
could enhance the ability of
each deputy to spbhdpore time
on scene, assisting the public to
greater extent.
"Having workUl in the cur-
rent facility since opening, it is
time for a new criminal justice
complex with all entities under
one roof, law enforcement,
courts, state attorney, probation,
tax appraiser, etc. But, withth at
said, the choice is that of the cit-
izens and the county commis-
sioners. The sheriff is elected to
protect and serve the citizens,
and maintain:the jail," he said.
Lanier feels the federal in-
mate housing program "is very
beneficial, but may be in jeop-
ardy with the current facility
conditions."
He said, "I strongly support
any program that makes a dif-
ference to our youth. We need
more programs and volunteers
along with faith-based support.
That's why I would like to see
the Hardee County Youth
Coalition to bust at the seams."
He also said, "We can im-
prove community policing by
involving the community, by
implementing a strong, active,
volunteer citizen patrol unit."
Lanier said the 10-year crime
clearance rate in Hardee
County is 30.5 percent. During
that time an average of 50 per-
cent of stolen property has been
recovered. He said a 25 to 28
percent crime clearance rate in
the state is the average.'
Lanier said the Sheriff's
Office's "rank structure is good
sheriff, chief deputy, major
and three captains (jail, law en-
forcement and administration)."
He said close to 90 percent of
crimes are linked to drugs and


Candidate Profile

ROGER V. CLARK
Sheriff
Age: 53
Occupation: Law Enforcement ,
Education:
Hardee Senior High School
South Florida Community
College, Associate of
Arts/Psychology
University of South Florida,
Bachelor of Arts/Psychology
U.S. Department of Justice
and the High Institute .
Baghdad Police College,
Honorary Degree/Doctor of
Philosophy, International
Police Studies
Numerous Federal and State Law-Enforcement Training
Courses
Experience:
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Corrections
Wauchula Police Department, Detective Sergeant
N Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigator
c Department of Justice, Civilian Police Adviser (Iraq)
Master Instructor, Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of
Justice
Platform:
I believe the Hardee County's Sheriff's Office has a significant
responsibility to improve the quality of life for all our citizens.
Necessary changes are vital to reduce Hardee County's soaring
crime rate of 22 percent compared to the 3.2 percent statewide
average. It is important that these changes be made on our terms. If
the status quo continues then undesirable changes will be
inevitable and the quality of life in Hardee County will suffer. The
operational components of the Sheriff's Office such as the Un form
Patrol Division, Investigative Units and the Corrections Division
have been understaffed and overloaded. This is the fundamental
causation for the fifth-highest crime rate among Florida's 67 coun-
ties and that 74 percent of reported crimes are unsolved. I will
streamline the Sheriff's Office of unnecessary and costly adminis-
trative positions and retool the inefficient organizational structure
to eliminate waste. These important changes will provide the
resources for the addition of qualified law enforcement and deten-,
tion deputies necessary to reverse the escalating crime rate and
increase the clearance rate of reported crimes. I pledge, I will be i
working sheriff that will provide strong.leadership, who will effect
these important changes on behalf of all citizens of Hirdee County.


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* Lifetime Resident
* Married to Mary Joiner Samuels
* Children: Brian and Paul Samuels
* Grandchildren: Brooke and
Clayton Samuels
* Son of Donia Hughes
* 24 Yrs. Florida Army National
Guard, 1st Sgt. (Ret)
* 43 Yrs. PRECO Employee (Ret)


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
* Heartland Workforce Board Member
(Veteran's Representative)
* Former Hardee County Zoning Board
Member
* Former Indigent Health Care Board
Member
* Former 10th Circuit Judicial
Nominating Committee Member
* Member of Fort Green Baptist Church


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ARNOLD LANIER
Sheriff
Age: 54
Occupation: Law Enforcement
Education:
Hardee Senior High School
South Florida Community
College, Associate of
Science/Criminal Justice
University of Central Florida,
Bachelor of Arts/Criminal
Justice
Police Standards Certification
Police Studies
Florida International School 1 '
of Polygraph
FBI National Academy
Various Law Enforcement/Managerial Courses,
Certifications
Experience:
Sebring Police Department
Hardee County Sheriffs Office, Corrections,
Dispatch, Civil, Law Enforcement
Platform:
Having served under four administrations, I have been able to
observe first-hand what has been successful and what needs atten-
tion. I have a strong compassion for maintaining a safe commu-
nity and protecting and serving the citizens of Hardee County.
My five-point plan is: Enhance the current Citizens Advisory
Board by adding a Citizens Patrol Unit (volunteer); Shift addition-
al manpower to narcotics operations, improving drug control;
Implement additional gang-violence training by utilizing current
certified deputies/civilians; Network with community organiza-
tions to enhance effectiveness of law enforcement operations;
Work with school administration to overhaul the School Resource
Officer program.


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In the Primary Election in
August, incumbent Dennis
ones beat out two challengers
Gary Moore and Bob Shay-
nan to become the Demo-
zratic Party's candidate for
superintendent of schools.
Now, in the General Election,
ones is set to face Republican
Party candidate David Dura-
stani.
DENNIS JONES
Dennis Jones feels his track
record is what he brings to the
table for superintendent of
schools.
"The Hardee County School
District has gone through some
of the most difficult times, and
we have tackled projects that
are bigger than anything ever
attempted and we have enjoyed
excellent academic progress,"
he said, pointing to the recovery
from Hurricane Charley and the
construction of a $42 million K-
8 campus the first new
school in 25 years at a cost
of $7 million to local taxpayers.
He also noted that since he
has held the office of superin-
tendent, six out of the seven
schools in Hardee County have
gone from a C grade to an A or


Superintendent of Schools
a B, and are classified by the envisions concerns instruction!
state of Florida as high-per- strategies. "Nothing will ev(
forming. replace a good teacher standing
Jones credited many for the in front of a classroom," h
accomplishments made. "I said.
stand on the shoulders of 700 "I don't know that I'm th
employees," he said. better candidate, but I'm a goo
He said being superintendent candidate who has an eight-yea
is a three-fold job, "The first is track record helping produce
to take care of the business of good results for this district
the district; second is to make Every indicator points upward
sure 700 employees have the and I would like to continue t
resources they need to do their be a part of that and have th
jobs; and lastly, the superinten- opportunity to continue t
dent sets the tone and direction lead," he concluded.
for the district."
Jones feels that to do the best DAVID DURASTANTI
for the people he serves, he David Durastani feels that hi
must make sure teachers have experience as a principal for th
the resources they need in past 26 years as well as working
teaching children. "I wake up with all forms of government i
every morning and say, 'What what he brings to the table.
can I do better today?' There are Currently Durastani is th
no miracle cures. It takes hard principal of Bowling Gree
daily work by like-minded peo- Elementary School, and h
pie, and we're headed in a good feels its performance is proof c
direction," he said. his experience, "As of 2007, w
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ment. He noted there are still have high A's in the county," h
areas to improve on, and will said.
concentrate on students who He expressed that schoc
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Green, a town, and because of
that relationship with law
enforcement the school has had
almost no vandalism," he com-
mented.
Durastani said that if he is
elected he would review the
salary and benefits of the teach-
ers and staff and treat them fair-
ly and equally. He also wants to
review regional faculty and
staff benefits in order to attract
and maintain faculty.
His goals are academic
achievement for students by
adding more advanced classes
and making sure that all schools
are performing at high levels.
Durastanti also expressed a
need to update technology and
textbooks for each of the seven
schools in the district.
He feels alternative education
is important for the safety of the
schools.
"I have a life principal rule,
'Do unto others ... 'This belief
will lead to fair treatment for all
and will be the cornerstone of
my administration," Durastanti
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DAVID DURASTANTI
Superintendent of Schools
Age: 60
Occupation: School Principal
Education:
Delta State University,
Bachelor of Arts/Education
Delta State University, Master
of Science/School Admini-
stration and Supervision
University of South Florida
Graduate Work
University ofFlorida
Graduate Work
Experience:
Wauchula Elementary,
Principal
North Wauchula Elementary, Principal
Bowling Green Elementary, Principal
Director of Personnel/Staff Development/Federal Programs
Florida Department of Education Protocol Reviewer
,; -.School Board NegotiatQr-
Bowling Green Elemetiary Teach.er -
-*. -Bow hng Green YouitlMaseball Past President
Bowling Green City Commissioner, City Manager
Hardee Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
Citrus Grower
Platform:
As superintendent, I will assure you the voters that our schools will
be safe, secure and free of disruptive influences. I promise to
always put safety first. I will not allow a few students to interfere
with those who want to learn. I will always support teachers and
staff. I will provide what teachers need for success and I will
always stand by them. I am dedicated to helping every student
achieve their greatest potential, either in traditional course work or
vocational training. I will always maintain open lines of communi-
cations. I promise to treat all people with respect. This will be the
cornerstone of my administration.


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Candidate Profile
DENNIS JONES
Superintendent of Schools
Age: 60
Years In Office: 8
Occupation: Superintendent of
Schools
Education:
John Carroll University,
Bachelor of Arts/Classical
Languages
University of Southern
Mississippi, Master of
Arts/Library Science
Catholic University, Graduate
Work
University of South Florida,
Graduate Work
Florida Superintendent Special Certification Program
Florida Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development
Program
Experience:
English Teacher, Junior High
Latin Teacher, Senior High
Media Specialist
Superintendent of Schools
Athletic Coach, Basketball and Tennis
Platform:
My platform has bone plank, and that is student achievement. In
support of that priority, the superintendent's job is to ensure that
every employee has the support, training and resources to be the
most effective when educating our students. However, in these dif-
ficult times, the superintendent has another role, i.e. to carefully
manage the business of the district. I have done that successfully,
and I believe that experience is important and necessary for the
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Bryant Now Takes on Samuels


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are two candidates for
the District I County
Commission seat.
Early voting began on
Monday and continues through
Nov. 1, with General Election
Day on Nov. 4.
There are actually three com-
mission.races this year.
In District 5, incumbent
Democrat Dale Johnson will
compete against former three-
term commissioner Walter
Olliff Jr.
In District 3, the race is
between newcomers Democrat
Terry Atchley and Republican
E. Donald Chancey.
The District 1 races pits
incumbent Democrat Minor
Bryant against Republican
Donald Samuels.

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


Commission District 1


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


same thing and make things
happen. We tripled our tax base
with the power plants and
mulch plant. We have an indus-
trial park coming along with
new jobs. I'll keep plugging at
it. If's it not broke, don't fix it.
I believe we're on the right
track," he concluded.

DONALD SAMUELS
While this is his first effort at
political office, Donald
Samuels has a history of contri-
butions and stability. He was a
charter member of the county
Planning & Zoning Board and a
former member of the 10th
Judicial Circuit nominating
committee, reviewing 22-25
applications for a gubernatorial
appointment. This "intriguing"
job included interviewing can-
didates, talking with other
judges and attorneys, etc. to
shortlist to the three people to
recommend to the governor.
He served 24 years in the
U.S. Army Florida National
Guard, retiring as a first
sergeant, a rank with military
leadership skills and responsi-
bilities. He has also been on the
Heartland Workforce Invest-,
ment Board for many years,
twice as its chairman, and
responsible for a $4 million
budget.
At the same time as these
other activities, Samuels work-
ed 43 years for Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc.
(PRECo), working up to sys-
tems control manager, keeping
electricity flowing to all cus-
tomers, and preparing and fol-
lowing a budget for his depart-
ment.
Samuels feels his leadership
and financial experience put
him in good stead to serve as
District I commissioner. "I'm
retired and can be a full-time
commissioner. I want to re-
spond to citizens, take the time
to go see them and see what
they want," Samuels said.
He mentioned several issues
which already have his atten-
tion. "I am a strong supporter of
a pro-growth agenda. To me,
the quickest way to get the tax
base up and taxes down is to
bring in .more business and
more taxes, better-paying jobs
for more ,people and get the
millage dt~wn.
"I'm a real strong supporter
of the Economic Development
Council. That's where it's going
to start, getting more businesses
in here," he continued.
Samuels says that impact fees
at this time "will only hurt the
people of Hardee County who
want to get a mobile home or a
starter house. I suggest an ad-
hoc committee of people, a
commissioner and someone
from the School Board, bank-
ing, realtors, building associa-


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Candidate Profile

MINOR L. BRYANT
County Commission District 1
Age: 73
Years In Office: 16
Occupation: Farmer
Education:
Hardee County High School
Ausbury College, Wilmore,
Ky.
Florida Association of Count-
ies Certification Program
Advanced Certification Pro-
gram
Florida Chamber Commerce
"Leadership Florida"
Experience:
County Commissioner
Florida Heartland Economic Development Initiative
Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Department of Transportation 20/20 Steering Committee
*. Rural Caucus Florida Association of Counties
SSouthern Water Use Cautionary Work'Group I and II
SBoard of Directors for Small County Coalition
Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors, Budget,
Finance and Audit Committee
Platform:
It has been my pleasure the last 16 years to serve as your county
commissioner. It is my desire to continue to represent you in coun-
ty, regional and state positions. I will promote economic develop-
ment to create jobs and fund the county's needs, such as roads,
health and welfare programs for the young and old, affordable
housing and other needs. I have a proven record of dependability
by faithfully attending all functions offered and receiving phone
calls and letters. I will continue to use my experience with common
sense, education and care to represent all citizens of Hardee
County.


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tion and possibility other organi-
zations. They could come up
with a trigger factor for the best
time to implement impact fees.
"The trigger could be a subdi-
vision, a large project; not
depending on county citizens
who will not impact roads and
bridges and school fees any
more because they are already
here."
Samuels says he is also con-
cerned about Resthaven. "I
agree with the support the coun-
ty government gives Resthaven
through the county budget and
in-kind services but think, with
discipline, the trustees of
Resthaven can do a better job at
Resthaven.
"They only have 20 residents
and have space for 38. I suggest
they market it to get 14 more
residents from out of county
and reserve four spots for coun-
ty residents who may need them
in a hurry. None of our county
residents should be left out.
"I think there are a number of
professional marketing people
in the county who would help
Resthaven come up with a mar-
keting plan. If they were getting
more people from out of county,
I believe they could be self-sus-
taining and need only minimal
help from the county," Samuels
concluded.
Finally, he feels the county
needs to get back to good cus-
tomer service. "Some depart-
ments need to look at their cus-
tomer service to the citizens of
Hardee County. I want to be
actively involved in that."


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If you want to be happy, prac-
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Candidate Profile

DONALD SAMUELS
County Commission District 1
Age: 64
Occupation: Retired
Education:
Hardee High Graduate
Manatee Community College '
Polk Community College
Army Non-Commissioned
Schools
Experience:
Peace River Electric
Cooperative
Florida Army National Guard
Hardee County Zoning Board
Hardee Indigent Health Care
Board
Heartland Workforce Investment Board
10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
Platform:
County commissioners are officials who are elected by people just
like you. They oversee county activities and work to ensure that cit-
izen's concerns are met and county operations run smoothly.
County commissioners spend a lot of time working with and rep-
resenting the people. I will put customer service back into our
county government. There is one council that the commissioners
oversee and fund that is dear to my heart. That is the Economic
Development Council. This council is charged to bring new busi-
ness and industry to our county in order to give our citizens new
jobs and help our tax base so all our property taxes can be lower.
This charge is critical to the future of our county, and this council
takes its charge seriously. I am qualified, dedicated and depend-
able. I can be counted on to look after the needs of our citizens. We
will get back to customer service.


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Voting Precinct Locations:

Precinct (1) Fort Green Baptist Church, 2875 Baptist Church Rd.
Precinct (2) Bowling Green Faith Assembly of God, 4937
US Highway 17 North
Precinct (3) Bowling Green Council Chambers, 104 E. Main St
Precinct (4) Elks Lodge 318 W. Main Street (Wauchula)
Precinct (5) Ona Baptist Church, 131 Bear Ln.
Precinct (6) Courthouse Annex County Commission Chambers,
412 W. Orange St. Room 102 (Wauchula)
Precinct (7) Zolfo Springs Civic Center, 3210 Hwy 17 S.
Precinct (8) First Missionary Baptist Church 1333 Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave.) (Wauchula)
Precinct (9) New Hope Baptist Church,
1999 State Road 64 E. (Wauchula)
Precinct (10) Wauchula City Hall, 225 E. Main St. (Wauchula)
Precinct (11) PRECO (REA) Park, 220 Knight Rd. (Wauchula)
Precinct (12) National Guard Armory, 450 Rodeo Dr.
(Wauchula)
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

Las Ubicaciones electorales de la Zona:
La zona (1) la Iglesia Bautista Verde,
2875 Rd Bautista de la Iglesia.
La zona (2) Bowling la Asamblea Verde de la Fe
de Dios, 4937 NOSOTROS Carretera 17 al norte
La zona (3) Bowling las Camaras Verdes del Concilio,
104 E. Principal San Zona
La zona (4) Elk's alojamiento 318 W. La Calle principal (Wauchula)
La zona (5) Ona la Iglesia Bautista, 131 Oso Ln. El Anexo
del Palacio de justicia de la zona
La zona (6) las Camaras de la Comisi6n de Condado,
412 W. S. anaranjado. Al6jese 102 (Wauchula)
La zona (7) Zolfo Salta el Centro Civico, 3210 Autopista 17'S.
La zona (8) la Iglesia Bautista Primero Misional
1333 Rey de vencejo Luther Hijo. Avda.) (Wauchula)
La zona (9) la Esperanza Nueva la Iglesia Bautista,
1999 Camino del Estado 64 E. (Wauchula) municipalidad de Zona
La zona (10) Wauchula, 225 E. S. principal. (Wauchula)
La zona (11) de PRECO (REA) el Parque, 220
Knight Rd. (Wauchula)
La zona (12) Arsenal Nacional de Guardia,
450 Rodeo Dr. (Wauchula)
Jeffery Ussery
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If Elected My Goals Are As Follows:
WAccountable and Transparent Government for Hardee County Taxpayers
/ Debate issues to do what is best for Hardee County.
g' Planned Smart Growth, Balancing Growth while protecting Agricultural
Lifestyle.
l- Improve the Quality of Life and Good Jobs for Hardee County Citizens.
_V Continue working to get Highway 17 Four Laned. This is our Economic
Lifeline.
I V To look at all budget items and do what is best for the county while
keeping taxes low.
Personal:
Married to Adela Ortiz Chancey for 24 Years.
Three Children Ciara, Marcus & Marissa
Small Family Business Owner in Hardee County for 16 Years.
Have Served on the Hardee County Planning & Zoning Board for 11 years.
Past Chairman of the Hardee County Planning & Zoning Board 2 Terms

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Candidates Report Campaign Spending


Arnold Lanier, candidate for
sheriff, has the largest cam-
paign chest by far, with over
$15.000 inside.
His $10.000-plus in spend-
ing; however, is still not high
enough to be a record setter for
local elections. Yet, the cam-
paign is not over. And campaign
treasury reports on file at the
Supervisor of Elections Office
in Wauchula cover only the
early days of October.
Spending levels for all candi-
dates might change drastically
as the General Election draws
nearer. Candidates with hefty
war chests could send figures
soaring. Thrifty spenders could
be saving for a big finish.
Accountings currently on file
cover the period from Jan. 1 of
this year through Oct. 10. The
most recent campaign treasury
report, which covered Sept. 27
through Oct. 10, was turned in
on Friday.
Computer problems resulted
in an extension of that deadline
for County Commission candi-
date Donald Chancey, who was
due to turn in his report on
Monday. That did not happen.
Chancey will accrue a $50 fine
for each business day the report
is late. After five days, the fine
will increase to $500 per day.


Chancey, because of the
missing report, shows here as
the most frugal spender. Next
would be another County
Commission candidate, Dale
Johnson, who has spent a bit
over $900 on his re-election bid
Lanier is the biggest spender,
with schools superintendent
candidate David Durastanti
close behind.
In some cases, a candidate
has doubled an opponent's
spending. Some races have
small treasuries on both sides,
some large.
The reports themselves are
prepared either by the candidate
or by the candidate's designated
campaign treasurer. Either way,
the candidate must put his sig-
nature on each report.
The reports must give a total
number for campaign contribu-
tions. If the campaign has
received donations, the names
and addresses for each donor
and the amounts given must be
listed. Some campaigns, how-
ever, have been financed solely
through the candidate's own
funds.
Campaign expenses must
also be totaled.
Following are the reports for
each candidate. Cities, if a
report correctly provided them,


are noted here only when they
are outside Wauchula.
COMMISSION
DISTRICT 1
SMinor Bryant-
Treasurer: Mary Beth Bryant
Contributions: $3,400
Donors: John Ellis of Clear-
water, IPS Avon Park Corp.,
$500; Frank Buzzanca of
Lakeland, CP Industries, Bar-
tow, $100; Nick Katzaras, CF
Industries, Lakeland, $100;
Michaell Vickers, CF Indust-
ries, Lakeland, $100; Kenneth
Miller, CF Industries, Wau-
chula, $100; CF Industries,
Deerfield, Ill., $500; Mary B.
Bryant, homemaker, (loans)
$300; Jim See Realty, real
estate and land management,
$500; Chris and Melinda
Nickerson, dairy farm owners,
$500; PhosChem, chemical
company, Mulberry, $500
Expenses: $2,633
* Donald Samuels -
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $2,800
Donors: .Paul G. Samuels,
land manager, $100; Hardee
Republican Executive Com-
mittee, $500; PhosChem
Supply Co., industrial supplies,
Mulberry, $500
Expenses: $2,585

COMMISSION
DISTRICT 3
* Terry Atchley -
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $5,100
Donors: Maintenance &
Machinery, industrial mainte-
nance, Mulberry, $500; Corros-
ion Control, painting contrac-
tor, Mulberry, $1,000; Lisa
Cotterill, administrative assis-
tant, Bartow, $500; Florida
Engineering & Design, Bartow,
$1,000; Rimes & Son Agri-cul-
ture Service, land clearing,
Bowling Green, $500; Alex-
andria Rimes, Bowling Green,
$500; Glenn Carpenter Con-
struction, general contractor,
Lakeland, $300; Robert Bell,
beekeeper, Fort Meade, $100;
Pro Industries, hydraulics and
pneumatics, Mulberry, $500
Expenses: $2,989


Donald Chancey -
Treasurer: Self
Date of Last Report: Oct. 3
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Contributions: $600
Donors: Hardee County
Republican Executive Commit-
tee, $500
Expenses: $360
COMMISSION
DISTRICT 5
* Dale Johnson -
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $2,200
Donors: Johnson Groves &
Farm Inc., farming, Bowling
Green, $2,200
Expenses: $937
* Walter OlliffJr. -
Treasurer: Self
Contributions:' $1,250
Donors: Sonya Olliff, $50;
Patti Ragan, director of non-
profit business, Wauchula,
$200; Benjamin, Hash, building
contractor, Wauchula, $300;
Ullrich's, Water Conditioning,
water service, Wauchula, $80;
Frank Mancini, retired,
Wauchula, $250
Expenses: $1,159
SCHOOL DISTRICT 3
* Teresa Crawford ,
Treasurer: Stacy Sharp .,
Contributions: $3,822
Donors: Bonny Houpe,
retired, Avon Park, $250;
Jimmy Houpe, retired, Avon
Park, $250; Albritton Insurance,
insurance company, Wauchula,
$250
Expenses: $3,808
* Gina Neuhofer -
Treasurer: Self


Contributions: $1,600
Donors: Hardee County
Republican Executive Commit-
tee, $500
Expenses: $1,467
SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
* David Durastanti -
Treasurer: Chet Huddleston
Contributions: $9,350
Donors: M.A. Durastanti Jr.,
home rentals, Greenville, Miss.,
$300; Vernon See, Wauchula,
$100; Roy E. Shaw, school
principal, Wauchula, $250;
Hardee County Republican
Executive Committee, $500;
Gary Delatorre, Realtor, Wau-
chula, $200.
Expenses: $8,355
* Dennis Jones -
Treasurer: Self
Contributions: $5,539


Donors: Robert Metheny,
retired, $200
Expenses: $5,192
SHERIFF
* Roger Clark -
Treasurer: Patricia Clark
Contributions: $4,340
Donors: Hardee County
Republican Executive Commit-
tee, $500
Expenses: $4,076
* Arnold Lanier -
Treasurer: Vanessa Hernan-
dez
Contributions: $15,430
Donors: David R. Moore,
Zolfo Springs, $100; Charles
Guthrie, Valrico, $100; R&D
Enterprises, private polygraph,
Mulberry, $500; Doyle H.
Moore, Fort Lauderdale, $100;
John Thorpe, Debary, $50;
George Louk, Boca Raton,
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benefits from anyone. There is no connection between the
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Candidates File Financial Disclosures


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


year. To do so, candidates may
either fill out a sworn statement
or provide a copy of their most-
recent income tax return. If the
tax return is used, the state
requires candidates to submit a
complete form, including all
schedules and attachments.
Figures are rounded to the
nearest dollar. The candidate's
selection of swoin statement or
tax return for income reporting
is noted.
COMMISSION
DISTRICT 1
Minor Bryant -
Net Worth: $939,000
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $30,688; pensions/an-
nuities, $9,223; farm income,
-- $6,261; Social Security,
$15,339


* Donald Samuels -
Net Worth: $949,755
Income: (Statement) Peace
River Electric Cooperative,
$72,000; U.S. Army, $7,200
COMMISSION
DISTRICT 3
* Terry Atchley -
Net Worth: $179,025
Income: (Statement) Clear
Springs. Enterprises, Bartow,
$100,000; Cattlemen's Live-
stock Market, Lakeland,
$15,000
* Donald Chancey -
Net Worth: $647,000
Income: (Statement) Chanc-
ey & Associates Design Group
Inc., $29,000; Mid-Florida En-
gineering Group Inc., $21,000


COMMISSION DISTRICT 5
* Dale Johnson -
Net Worth: $3,845,393
Income: (Statement) Hardee
County Commission, $30,798;
Johnson Groves & Farm Inc.,
$62,774; citrus grove lease,
$15,000; investment accounts,
$2,461; Tree-Air Cattle Co.
Inc., $10,188; Social Security,
$21,586
* Walter OlliffJr. -
Net Worth: $337,000
Income: (Joint tax return)
Interest, $1,057; Individual Re-
tirement Account distributions,
$21,321;,W.B. Olliff Jr. Tree
Surgeon, $14,324.
SCHOOL
DISTRICT 3
* Teresa Crawford -
, Net Worth: $268,500.


Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $129,177
* Gina Neuhofer -
Net Worth: $300,000
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $65,924; interest,
$1,376; dividends, $2,712;
business income, GLN Speech
Pathology, $4,375
SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
* David Durastanti -
Net Worth: $647,851
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $115,531; interest,
$9,378; dividends, $5,298;
Bowling Green City Commis-
sion, $1,800; rental real estate,
royalties, partnerships, S corpo-


rations, trusts, etc., $1,250
* Dennis Jones -
Net Worth: $289,000
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $154,103; pensions/an-
nuities, $1,617
SHERIFF
* Roger Clark -
Net Worth: $264,108
Income: (Joint tax return)
Wages, $104,287 (Baghdad
Police College, $83,274); inter-
est, $2,603; dividends, $2,217;
capital gains, $1,212
* Arnold Lanier -
Net Worth: $476,420,
Income: (Statement) Hardee
County Sheriffs Office,
$85,834; Lanier Ranch &
Grove, cattle, $8,071; Lanier
Ranch & Grove, citrus, $3,703


$100; Mark Channer, doctor,
Missoula, Mont., $500; John S.
Hannahan, Miamisburg, Ohio,
$100; Milton E. Lanier, citrus
grower, Zolfo Springs, $500;
Willy Post, deputy sheriff,
Okeechobee, $500; Forensic
Consultants, Lakeland, $100;
Tammy L. Binder, Tallahassee,
$100; Asset Guardian Inc., pri-
vate polygraph, $500; Joan
Johnson, deputy sheriff,
Okeechobee, $500; Adela Post,
homemaker, Okeechobee,
$500; McGinnis, private inves-'
tigations, Punta Gorda, $500
Joseph W. Harper & Associates,
private polygraph, Miami,
$200; Doyle W. Bryan, retired
law enforcement, Bowling
Green, $500; Faye A. Tarpley,
executive assistant, Lakeland,
$200; Scott Gooding, deputy
sheriff, Pompano Beach, $250;
George Aylesworth, Engle-
wood, $100; Ronald Perkins,
retired law enforcement, Zolfo
Springs, $500; Terry Wolfe,
retired law enforcement, Se-
bring, $200; William Beattie,
Wauchula, $100; Robert Meth-
eny, Wauchula, $100; Andrea
Sue Birge, Realtor, Bowling


ureen, (in-kind) $250; Helen B.
Dey, $100; Peter A. Joudry,
Bristow, Va., $100; William H.
Miles, Lakeland, $100; Robert
W. Hosford, retired, Zolfo
Springs, $250; Val Patarini,
Sebring, $100; Howard C..
Godwin; retired sheriff, Avon
Park, $200; James M. Schaill,
Port Meade, $100; Jim Estes,
retired attorney, Ona, $100; CL
Screen Printing, printing and
embroidery, Se-bring, (in-kind)
$92; Bob Paul Inc., citrus deal-
er/harvester, Winter Haven,
$500; Bill Duncan, rancher,
Okeechobee, $400; James
Wilder, Jackson-ville, minister,
$200; Parnell Farms Inc., cit-
rus/cattle, Zolfo Springs, $200;
Marovich Brothers LLC, cit-
rus/cattle, Bartow, $250; Keith
Albritton, Avon Park, $30; Paul
May, sheriff, Okeechobee,
$150; J.W. Eason, rancher,
Wauchula, $500; Commercial
Communi-cations, communica-
tions company, Sebring, (in-
kind) $360; John L. Blair,
Lakeland, $100; Tricia Teal,
Head Start supervisor, Oviedo,
$150
Expenses: $10,210


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- October 20-November 1


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OLLIFF
for
County Commissioner
District 5


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* Taxes
* Infrastructure
* Finance & Budgeting


* Road & Bridge Improvements
* Economic Development
* Communication


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* Honest

* Hard-Working

*-Motivated
* Professional .


* Fair-Minded

* Decision Maker

* Good Listener

* Experienced


Let's work together to make Hardee County the best place to
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On November 4th, cast your vote for the candidate that can and
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For Congress

I spent 40 years as a banker helping families and small businesses. I'm running for
Congress in the 13th District to help you and your family in these tough economic times.

As your next Member of Congress, I will: I.

Promote job creation.

Help homeowners facing foreclosure. '

Fight for affordable health care.

Invest in education.

Protect Social Security and Medicare for
our seniors.

Work to balance the budget in
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relief for families.

Work to end the war in Iraq and keep our
promises to veterans and their families.

And work for an energy policy that
protects our environment and creates jobs.


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and strengthened.


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taxpayers.


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smart planned growth to Hardee County.


SIAttract new jobs and opportunities for our citizens and the

future of our children.


Work to improve the Quality of Life for all Hardee County

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~HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 4,2008
EL CONDADO GENERAL OFFICIAL DE LA VOTACION DE LA ELECTION
HARDEE, LA FLORIDA
EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008
STO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL f NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE
S* Use the felt tip pen provided, for absentee ballot use a black/blue ink pen.
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S To vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, fill in the oval, and write the name of the candidate on
the blank line provided for a write-in candidate.
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Para votar por un candidate de quien el nombre no esta en la balota, complete el ovalo, by escriba el nombre del candidate
San la line en blanco que se pro porciona para un candidate escrito adentro.


PRESIDENT
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PRESIDENT
AND VICE PRESIDENT
(Vote for One)
EL PRESIDENT Y EL VICE
PRESIDENT
(Voter por Uno)
John McCain
Sarah Palin

Barack Obama
Joe Biden

: Gloria La Riva
Eugene Puryear

SChuck Baldwin
Darrell Castle

SGene Amondson
Leroy Pletten

: Bob Barr
Wayne A. Root

Thomas Robert Stevens
Alden Link

-- James Harris
Alyson Kennedy.

: Cynthia McKinney
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Alan Keyes
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Ralph Nader
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SBrian Moore
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CONGRESSIONAL
CONGRESSIONAL
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 13
(Vote for One)
U.S. EL DISTRITO REPRESENTATIVE
13
(Votar por Uno)

: Vern Buchanan REP
(_ Christine Jennings DEM
SDon Baldauf NPA
; Jan Schneider NPA

LEGISLATIVE
LEGISLATIVE
STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 17
(Vote for One)
EXPRESE A SENADOR DISTRITO 17
(Vota para Uno)
JD Alexander REP
Scott K. Thompson DEM


COUNTY
CONDADO


SHERIFF
(Vote for One)
EL ALGUACIL
(Voter por Uno)
Roger V Clark REP
SArnold Lanier DEM
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
(Vote for One)
SUPERVISADO DE ESCUELAS
(Votar por Uno)
SDavid D. Durastanti REP
; Dennis G. Jones DEM


COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO
DISTRITO 1
(Votar por Uno)

: Donald Samuels REF
-; Minor Bryant DEI


COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO
DISTRITO 3
(Votar por Uno)


E. Donald Chancey
; Terry Atchley


REP
DEM


COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO
DISTRITO 5
(Votar por Uno)


: Walter B. Olliff Jr.
Dale Johnson


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DEM


NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL
SIN AFILIACION DE PARTIDO
JUDICIAL

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
JUEZ DE LA CORTE SUPREME
Shall Justice Charles T. Wells of the
SUPREME COURT be retained in office?
LDeberia el Juez Charles T. Wells de la
CORTE SUPREMA ser retenido en
oficina,
i:_ Yes / Si
S"No/No
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO bE LA CORTE DE
APELACION
Shall Judge Chris W. Altenbernd of the
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL be
retained in office?
LDeberia el Juez Chris W. Altenbernd de
el DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenldo en oficina?
Yes/ SI
No/No


2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE
APELACION
Shall Judge Carolyn K. Fulmer of the
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
be retained in office?
4Deberia el Juez Carolyn K. Fulmer
de el DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retdnido en
oficina?
-, Yes / Si
No/No
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE
APELACION
Shall Judge Morris Slberman of the
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
be retained in office?
LDeberia el Juez Morris Sllberman
de el DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenido en
oflcina?


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2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE'
APELACION
Shall Judge James W. Whatley of the
2nd DISTRICT COURT. OF APPEAL
be retained in office?
&,Deberia el Juez James W. Whatley
de el DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenido en
oficina?
: Yes /Si
SNo /No
NONPARTISAN
INDEPENDIENTE

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)
MIEMBRO DEL COMISIONADO
ESCUELAS DISTRICT 3
(Votar por Uno)

Teresa M. Crawford
( Gina Neuhofer


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
PROPUESTA DE ENMIENDA CONTITUCIONAL


NO. I
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2

Declaration of Rights

Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to delete provisions
authorizing the Legislature to regulate
or prohibit the ownership, inheritance,
disposition, and possession of real
property by aliens ineligible for
citizenship.


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ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO I, ARTICULO 2

Declaraci6n de Derechos
Sc propone una enmienda a la
Constituci6n Estatal para derogar las
disposiciones que autorizan al la
legislatura a regular o prohibir la
propiedad, herencia, disposici6n y
posesiin de bienes inmuebles a
extranjeros que no pueden adquirir la
ciudadanfa.
: Yes / Si
No / No
NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I

Florida Marriage Protection
Amendment

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 thereof shall be valid or


Recognized.

SThe direct financial impact this
Amendment will have on state and
local government revenues and
expenditures cannot be determined, but
is expected to be minor.

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ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
SCAPITULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
Enmienda a la protecci6n del
- matrimonio de la Florida
Esta enmienda protege al matrimonio
como la uni6n legal nica entire un
, hombre y una mujer como marido y
mujer y dispone que ninguna otra
Suni6n legal que se trate como a un
- matrimonio o como a su equivalent
sustancial sera valida o reconocida.
SNo se puede determinar con exactitud
el impact financiero dirccto que esta
modificaci6n tendrd en los ingresos y
Sgastos de los gobiemos estatal y local,
Saunque se anticipa que tste sea menor.
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- No/No


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EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008

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SNO. 6
S CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
Assessment of Working Waterfront
SProperty Based Upon Current Use
SProvides for assessment based upon
use of land used predominantly for
commercial fishing purposes: land
used for vessel launches into waters
- that are navigable and accessible to the
public: marinas and drystacks that arc
open to the public; and.water-
Sdependent marine manufacturing
- facilities, commercial fishing facilities,
Sand marine vessel construction and
repair facilities and their support
activities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions
Specified by general law.
N 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTfCULO 4
S CAPITULO XII, NUEVO
ARTICULO
Evaluaci6n de la Propiedad Costern
SUtilizable Basada en el Uso Actual
SSe previ la evaluaci6n basada en el
Suso de la propiedad utilizada
principalmenle para la pesca
coinercial. la propiedad utilizada para
el lanzamiento de embarcaciones a
i aguas navegables y de acceso al
plblico: marinas y guarderias fuera del
agua con access al ptiblico. y astilleros
- dependientes del agua. instalaciones
para la pesca commercial e instalaciones
para la construcci6n y reparaci6n de
embarcaciones y sus actividades de
- soporte sujetas a las condiciones,
- reslricciones y definiciones razonablcs
establecidas por la lcy general.


S : Yes/Si
- No/No


NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9

Local Option Community College
Funding

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 uid may be
reauthorized by the voters.
N 8
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL,
CAPITULO VII, ARTtCULO 9
Opci6n Local Fondos Para cl
EstablecimIento Docente de
Educacl6n Terclaria
Se proomne la reform de la
Constituci6in del Estado con el objeto
de solicitar a la Tcgislatura quo
autorice a los condudos a fijlar unn
opciiSn local de impueslo sohre lan
ventas en canicter de suplemento a la
financiaci6n del establecimiento
doccnte de cducaci6n terciaria; con el
requisite de contar con ls aprbaci6n
per voto parn tijar tal impuesto y con
la condici6n de que los impuestos
aprobados queden sin l'ecto al
transcurrir 5 alios y puedan er
autorizados nuevamente por voto.
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CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 ANDI
4
ARTICLE XH, NEW SECTION
Changes and Improvements Not
Affecting the Assessed Value of
Residential Real Property

Authorizes the Legislature, by general
law, to prohibit consideration 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.
N"3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y
4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO
ARTICULO
Reformas y Mejoras Que no Afectan
el Valor Determinado de la
Propiedad Resideneial
Se autoriza a la Legislatura, conform
la ley general, a prohibit la
consideraci6n de reforms o mcjoras a
la propiedad residential que
incrementen la resistencia al daio
causado por viento y la instalaci6n de
equipos fuente de energfa renovable
como factors a tener en cuenta para la
detcrminaci6n del valor de la
propiedad a los fines de la
determinaci6n de impucstos Ad
Valorem. Con etecto al ser adoptadi.,
la excepci6n existence por equipos
fuente de energfa renovable quedarA
sin efecto.
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CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3
AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28

Property Tax Exemption of
Perpetually Conserved Land;
Classification and Assessment of
Land Used for Conservation

Requires Legislature to provide a
property tax exemption for real
property encumbered by perpetual
conservation casements 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
definitions established by general
law. Applies to property taxes
beginning in 2010.
N*4
ENMIENDA
CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 3
Y4
CAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
Exenci6n al Pago de Impuestos
Sobre Propiedad de
Conservaci6n Permanente;
Clasificaci6n y Evaluacl6n de la
Propiedad Utllizada con Fines de
Conservaci6n

Se solicit ala Legislatura que
prevea una exenci6n al pago de
impuestos sobre la propiedad
calificada como espacio de
conservaci6n permanent y demis,
dreas protegidas de conservaci6n
permanent, conform lo dispuesto
por la ley. Se solicit a la
legislature que prevea la
clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la
propiedad utilizada con prop6sitos
de conservaci6n y no calificada
como tal en forma permanent
(inicamente en raz6n de su
naturaleza y su uso. El beneficio
de evaluaci6n queda sujeto a
condiciones, limitaciones y
definiciones razonables dispuestas
por la ley general. Serai aplicable a
los impuestos sobre la propiedad al
comenzar
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of political newcomers
are vying to be District 3 coun-
ty commissioner.
Early voting began Monday
and continues through Nov. 1.
The General Election is on Nov.
4. Among those on the ballot
are District 3 commission can-
didates, Democrat Terry Atch-
ley and Republican E. Donald
Chancey.
The District 5 race pits
incumbent Democrat Dale
Johnson against Republican
former commissioner Walter
Olliff Jr., while the District I
race is between incumbent
Democrat Minor Bryant and
Republican Donald Samuels.
In the District 3 Primary
Election contest, Atchley oust-
ed incumbent Gordon Norris
and bested opponent Alane
Solomon to advance to the
finals against Republican
Chancey.
TERRY ATCHLEY
Terry Atchley, of Wauchula,
has been active in various com-


Commission District 3


munity organizations and is co-
owner of Giovanni's Restaurant
in downtown Wauchula. He is
vice-president of Clear Springs
Land Co. in Bartow.
The Knollwood resident gave
his perspective on the biggest
challenge facing the commis-
sion: "For the next 24 months,
budget constraints will affect
everything. We need diverse
economic development and
new infrastructure, and will
need to develop a revenue
stream for them without any
new taxes or fees."
Atchley feels his experience
working for the agriculturally
based company, also planning
and developing an 18,000-resi-
dent community, will be an
asset for him. "There's a need in
Hardee County for land devel-
opment, economic development
and creation of new jobs. I will
bring a wealth of knowledge
and skills on residential and
commercial development. Our
company is supportive of my


bid for commissioner, and there
is good staff here to give me the
flexibility to be available," he
explained.
"Until we can get a final bud-
get idea, fine-tune it and get it
in control, we won't know what
we can do. We need to work
with the mines. I'm a doer, not
just sit around and talk. I want
to make it happen. We have
strategic challenges in managed
growth. We need not a shotgun
approach, but a compacted
growth with water, sewer and
other infrastructure," continued
Atchley.
"We need to work more
closely with the three munici-
palities, Bowling Green, Wau-
chula and Zolfo Springs. We
need to capitalize on the syner-
gies of them and the county to
bring ideas to the table and
work them out," concluded
Atchley.
E. DONALD CHANCE
Donald Chancey has lived in
Hardee County for 16 years
and has been a member, and
chairman, of the Planning &
Zoning Board for 11 of those
years.
"I just have a passion for
county government and how it
runs and operates," says
Chancey. "I feel I bring my ex-
pertise in land-planning issues,"
he says of his Wauchula busi-
ness, Chancey & Associates,
which specializes in drafting
and land planning.
"I feel I can be a good com-
missioner and debate the issues


Notice to Voters
The clerk or inspector shall require each elector,
upon entering the polling place to produce a Florida driver's
license, a Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051,
or another form of picture signature identification
approved by the Department of State. F. S. 98.471
If you do not have photo signature identification you will be
required to vote a provisional ballot.

Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

Aviso a los votantes
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el centro electoral a producer una licencia de conductor de
Florida, una tarjeta de identificaci6n de Florida publicada bajo S.
322.051,
u otra forma de identificaci6n de firma de retrato aprobada por el
Departamento del Estado. F. S. 98.471
Si usted no tiene identificaci6n de firma de foto que usted se
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and do what's right for Hardee
County. You have to listen to
the public and then do what's
right by law, whether it's
orders, zoning changes, statutes
or whatever is in the best inter-
est of the county.
"My business background
will be beneficial, from a plan-
ning standpoint. We have to
grow, that's a mathematical
fact, to get taxes controlled.
Since I moved here in 1992,
taxes have tripled, but I have
the same level of services I've
had for 16 years," he comment-
ed.
"I am pro-smart growth. With
my expertise, I feel we can do a
lot to bring in business while
protecting our agricultural
lifestyle," he added.
"County government needs to
be transparent, an accountable
government.. It is there to do the
county business,.which is the
public's business. County
offices should be user-friendly,
helping the normal citizen to
walk through the process,
whether it's Road & Bridge, the
Clerk of Courts, whatever
department," he said.
One of his goals is to improve
the economy, to bolster and
maintain existing businesses
while bringing in others. "The
ones here are our economic
engine. We can't afford to lose
them."
Chancey also wants to work
on getting the rest of U.S. 17
four-laned, working with state
and federal officials, and local
partnerships with property own-
ers and citizens, such as the
issues with residents of The
Bluffs. "Ultimately, we need to
do what's best for Hardee
County. When it's affecting
people, we need to show how
the plan will work for them," he
explained.
Another goal is "to take care
of our senior citizens. We're all
in this ark together. We may not
always get along, but we have
to do what is best for everyone
on the boat. When there are
storms or hurricanes, we need
to look out for our elderly, who
may not have family here,
whether they're here six months
or all year.
"We need to take care of
those in the twilight years, and
take care of our young people.
After school, sports, then col-
lege, they need job security as
they raise their families."
Recreation opportunities "will
keep kids involved and not in
trouble during those growing-
up years."
Chancey said, "My whole
career I've been working to
bring business to Hardee
County. Jobs and economics go
together. People have jobs, get
money to raise their families,
and the cycle starts over again."
He wants to look closely at
the budget. "We need to look at
all the budget items and scruti-


nize it seriously to see what is a
legitimate expense at this time.
Perhaps we need more work-
shops and planning time, take
as long as needed. I don't want
to be a part-time commissioner.
We need to schedule as long as
needed to get to the root of
issues, debate the pros and
cons, not be a yes-man, but do


what's right for Hardee
County.
"I do my homework on issues
before the Zoning Board, look
at both sides. Numbers don't
lie, we need to rely on facts.
Opinions play a part, but the
facts are there, and again, we
need to do what's right for
everyone," he concluded.


Candidate Profile

E. DONALD CHANCE
County Commission District 3
Age: 45
Occupation: Business
Owner/Draftsman,
Land Planner; Rancher
Education:
High School Graduate
Numerous Land Planning &
Zoning Programs
Construction Management
Classes
Computer Aided Drafting
Programs
Experience:
Land Planning, Zoning and
Construction Plans
Supervisor Contracts with Clients and Sub-Contractors
Work with County and City Offices
Hardee County Planning and Zoning Board
Part-Time Rancher
Platform:
My goal is to bring conservative common-sense leadership to
Hardee County as county commissioner of District 3. I would use
my passion and knowledge of county government to serve all the
citizens of Hardee County. I have used my 16+ years of extensive
experience in land planning, zoning and construction to work with
local people and developers to bring growth to Hardee County and
the three municipalities of Bowling Green, Wauchula and Zolfo
Springs. I have worked for small clients to very large clients, and I
know the hurdles and roadblocks these projects run into. I would
understand these conditions and work to make things happen while
protecting neighbors and rural settings. Also, with my family being
in agriculture I understand the need for balance between smart
planned growth while protecting our agricultural lifestyle. I would
continue to do heavy review and analysis of issues, looking at each
line item in this tough budget time and debating the issues to do do
what is best for Hardee County.



Candidate Profile

TERRY ATCHLEY
County Commission District 3


Age: 48
Occupation:


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Polk Community College
Business Management _
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Senior Management Contract
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Relations, Safety
Executive Management Operations, Infrastructure, Land
Development, Planning and Zoning, Management Strategies
Platform:
To utilize my diverse work experience, skills and passion to bring
leadership, professionalism and integrity to the commission. To
promote and work for strategically planned and managed growth,
diversified economic development, fiscal responsibility and
accountable leadership for the people. Together we will make a dif-
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Candidate Profile

DALE JOHNSON
County Commission District 5


Age: 67
Years In Office: 4
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher,
County Commissioner


Education: -
Hardee High School Graduate ""
University of Florida
Experience: .
Peace River Electric
Cooperative Board of
Directors, President
Rural Electric Executive
Board
Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers' Association Founding Director
President Johnson Groves & Farm Inc.
President Treeair Cattle Co.
Wauchula Airport Authority
First Baptist of Wauchula'Deacon Board
Board of County Commissioners Chairman
Platform:
If Hardee County is to grow we must have the completion of
Highway 17. We also need an additional 1,000 high-paying jobs.
By this I mean salaries of $37,000 and up. Walkable communities
will be necessary if we are to bring back our traditional hometown
values. Walkable communities are those which have homes, busi-
nesses, post office, doctor's offices and shopping centers all with-
in walking distance. It is also imperative, now more than ever, that
we work together toward a drug-free community. In the last four
years I have seen my plan begin to come together. With recent
developments in our county, I can see this plan coming together.


Candidate Profile

WALTER B. OLLIF JR.
County Commission District 5
Age: 54
Occupation: Business
Owner/Tree Surgeon
Education:
Hardee Senior High School y
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University Professional Pilot
Program
Santa Fe Community College
Saint Leo College
Tampa Industrial Vo-Tech
School
Experience:
Former County Commissioner
State Committee on Growth & Environmental Planning
Heartland Workforce Investment Board
Heartland Library Consortium
Board Member, Center for Great Apes
Business Owner
Platform:
I believe that our government officials should treat every penny as
if it were coming out of their own pocket. Waste and inefficiency
are totally unacceptable. I pledge to protect our tax dollars. I
believe our county must grow or die, but I do not believe that we
have to sacrifice our agricultural base or endanger our beautiful
environment to do so. I support-envirQnmentapy safe growth, will
actively invest in seeking such industry willing and interested in
relocating to Hardee County. I believe that all elected officials
should be readily available to their constituents and that all gov-
ernment employees should treat the citizens, their customers, with
the utmost courtesy and respect.



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levels. This fact has been established by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement's annual Uniform Crime
Report and can be examined on the FDLE website at
www.fdle.state.us. The UCR annual report for 2007 informs us
that the crime rate in Hardee County is the fifth highest
crime rate among Florida's 67 counties. 3 out of every 4
reported crimes go unsolved. Even though Hardee County has
experienced an astonishing increase in the crime rate, there
was a 10.6% decrease in arrests. More crimes are being
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two experienced politicians
are running for the District 5
County Commission seat.
As early voting began on
Monday, there were many can-
didates in many races, all want-
ing the voters' attention. In
District 5, they are incumbent
Democrat Dale Johnson and
former three-term commission-
er Walter Olliff Jr.
In the other commission races
this year, it is Minor Bryant vs.
Donald Samuels in District 1,
and Terry Atchley against
Donald Chancey in the District
3 contest.
The District 5 race is unique
with a pair of opponents who
have vied before. Four years
ago, Johnson upset Olliff to
take the seat. Olliff hopes to
regain it.
DALE JOHNSON
The one-term commissioner
wants to continue in office. "I
have a passion to get something
happening in Hardee County.
For the first time, we have the
chance we've never had before
( additional phosphate sever-
ance tax monies). It can make
or break us," said Dale Johnson.
The first priority, he said, is
the four-laning of U.S. 17. "I've
talked to Vern Buchanan
(District 13 congressman), and
he is trying to get us federal
money. We've talked to the sec-
retary of the' state Department
of Transportation and state Sen.
J.D. Alexander and Rep. Baxter
Troutman. It will take money
from the federal, state and
transportation offices to get this
done. We have to get on it and
stay on it. 'It's our time,'is more
than a theme. Others have been
getting roads done. We should
be next. The federal money is
the key," he said.
Johnson has a goal of the cre-
ation of 1,000 high-paying jobs,
of $37,000 or more, for the
county. He feels the new power
plant, a proposed Fortune 500
company and two other possi-
ble business relocations here
could put Hardee County well
on the way, with 400jobs.
"I'd like to see walkable
communities, where everything
is within walking distance. We
had a plan for one and it seems
that won't happen. Somewhere
like Seventh and Main, where
the Java Cafe is downstairs and
apartments upstairs, the post
office and shops all nearby."


and we need to continue to seek
other business to come here. We
could have 1,000 jobs if the
Heartland Workforce Invest-
ment Board, the college and
high school and everyone
worked together to get workers
prepared for those jobs. We
need education help to prepare
a workforce to meet new busi-
ness needs. The Workforce
Board can help with two-year
and four-year education pro-
grams, day care and training to
get jobs," Olliff continued.
He advocates expanding the
county water and sewer to as
many places as possible.
"Having a hydrant nearby drops
the insurance rate," he noted.
He also said the 22 depart-
ments in the county "need to
work to become more efficient
and restore good morale.
There's not good morale now.


Another "dream is a drug-
free community," said Johnson,
mentioning a special speaker
who was coming to speak to
high-school and junior-high
students on Oct. 22. "There's
state money available. We need
a drive against drugs. It needs to
be the trend to be drug-free.
We've got to do something," he
said.
"It's my passion and love for
Hardee County. You have to
believe in Hardee County, and
people need to see that in you.
I've got five grandchildren and
want them to have a place in
Hardee County, to live around
me. That creates my passion. I
want them to have good jobs
here. I don't want to see my
young'uns leave here," con-
cluded Johnson.
WALTER OLLIFF JR.
"We have a great community
and we need to move it along.
We need to get the millage rate
down," said Walter Olliff, who
says he needs people's votes for
"someone who can make a dif-
ference.
"I like serving the people and
working in the political arena. I
served 12 years, three terms,
and would like to get back to
working on several things," he
said. He wants to get a road-
paving plan going again and
foster "environmentally sound
economic growth."
"We need to stay persistent
on it. Our board initiated the
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They need to treat people with
courtesy and respect when they
go to ask a question. The tax-
payers are our customers."
Olliff said impact fees dis-
courage new homes and new
development. "We're not ready
for it at this time. Business has
been slow for the last 18
months. The job market is slow.
There's been a decline in popu-
lation and in the student body.
We need to wait until there an
exploding population," he com-
mented.
"We've lost 200 or 300 peo-
ple in the last few years, relo-
cating to find other opportuni-
ties. Young people need to learn
something else or when mining
is over in 15 to 20 years, they
will have to relocate, too," said
Olliff.
"We had the millage down to
8.25 for $9 million -and now
it's up and raising $15-16 mil-
lion. We need to get that millage
rate down," concluded Olliff.









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Candidate Profile

TERESA M. CRAWFORD
School Board District 3

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



Candidate Profile

GINA NEUHOFER
School Board District 3
Age: 42
Years in Office: 3
Occupation: School Board
Member,
Speech
Pathologist
Education:
Hillsborough Community
College, Associate of Arts ;
Degree
University of Florida,
Bachelor of Arts Degree
University of Florida, Master
of Arts Degree
University of Florida Extension Services, Community
Leadership Development
Experience:
SHardee County School Board
Board of Directors Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
SHardee County Public Library Advisory Board
Hardee County Rotary Club
SHardee County Friends of the Library
;* Hardee County Youth Coalition
:. Mentor, Take Stock in Children
SPrivate Speech Pathology Consulting Business Owner
Hardee County Indigent Health Care Advisory Board
SHardee County Youth Sports
Parent Teacher Organization
South Florida Community College Adjunct Faculty
SHardee County Schools Speech Pathologist
Platform:
It is my pleasure to serve as the District 3 member of the Hardee
County School Board. I have demonstrated my leadership and
commitment to be an informed and involved full-time School
Board member. As the only board member with children current-
ly attending our schools, I have a vested interest in the success of
our district. For the past three years, I have volunteered in class-
rooms and at events in all our schools and visited support sites on
a regular basis. I meet with and consult with faculty, staff, admin-
istration, students and parents, both during school hours and at
after-hour functions, about their concerns or issues facing our dis-
trict. I am involved in community and civic activities to build
relationships and expand communication between the School
Board and the residents of Hardee County. These ongoing activi-
ties help me gain a better understanding of how the board's actions
affect the classroom and work settings and are vital to good deci-
sion making. Our school district has made significant progress but
still faces many challenges. It is imperative that we always put stu-
dent needs first and work together with the community to plan for
future generations.



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Neuhofer Still Fights Crawford


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
The District 3 School Board
race is between two candidates,
incumbent Gina Neuhoffer and
challenger Teresa Crawford.
Since this is a non-partisan
contest and neither was able to
get over 50 percent of the total
vote in the Primary Election in
August, they will now face off
again in the General Election on
Tuesday, Nov. 4. This time, the
winner takes all.
GINA NEUHOFER
Running for re-electi6n,
incumbent Gina Neuhofer feels
that she brings much to the
table.
"I have proven experience, an
educational background and a
wide variety of community
activities that I am involved in,"
she noted.
Neuhofer feels that most
importantly, she has a parent's
voice, "I am the only board
member left with children in
our school system, and if we
don't have at least one parent,
with children currently in our
schools, then I don't think we
have a board that's diverse and
represents our community."
She believes that the school
district has made a lot of
improvements over the last four
years, and attributes some of
that progress to having parents
on the School Board.
Her goal is to review the
Student Code of Conduct, "We
have too many repeat offenders
bogging down the system," she
said.
Another goal is to bring
information about the School


School District 3


Board out to the community,
and to have active organizations
in order to link the concerns the
School Board has and what
needs to be done.
There are changes Neuhofer
would like to enforce if re-
elected. "District-level adminis-
tration needs to be more
involved at the school level,"
she said. She also wants there to
be more offerings of vocational
and alternative courses for stu-
dents who are not college-
bound.
When asked why she thought
she was the better candidate for
the position, Neuhofer replied,
"I know that I have proven what
I'm willing to do dedicate
myself to the School Board. It's
never been a part-time job to
me. My opponent has a full-
time job. To truly know what's
going on you have to be avail-
able, and with the responsibili-
ties Mrs. Crawford has, some-
thing is going to have to give
and 1 do not want the School
Board to suffer."

TERESA CRAWFORD
Teresa Crawford feels she
brings a professional education
background and experience as a
teacher/counselor/administrator
as well as a parent to the table.
"I feel that I can be the best
School Board member possible
by ensuring their mission is
met, closely monitoring the
budget, and establishing policy
and ensuring the superintendent
and other members of the
School Board are doing their
job," she said.


She also recommends main-
taining a communication link
for parents and community
members to other School Board
members as well as the superin-
tendent.
The goals that Crawford
hopes to achieve if she is elect-
ed to office are making sure the
district stays fiscally sound
while maintaining quality edu-
cation for students.
Another goal is improving
the public's perception of
Hardee County schools, partic-
ularly the high school. Current-
ly the high school has a D
grade, and Crawford feels an
improvement needs to be made.
She would also like to provide
quality and competitive benefits
to employees.


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COU3INTY COMNIIISSIONER, District 1
[T.I voted for the 42 million Economic Development partnership with Mosiac. (This
will provide many high quality jobs through new economic dieveloiment and also $500,000
yearly for ten years in the county's general revenue.)

l 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.)

I am currently working with the Secretary of DOT, Representative J.D. Alexander
and Congressman 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 project.)

ITI 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.)

IiI 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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If elected there are some
changes which Crawford feels
need to be made-to the School
Board. Her main concern is
improving communication, not
only between School Board
members and the superinten-
dent but with the community as
well.
"I believe there should be
more and better communication
systems overall among all the
stakeholders (teachers, parents
and students), and a compre-
hensive calendar should be
made available with all school
activities on it," Crawford said.
On why she feels she is the
better candidate, she comment-
ed, "Having been a teacher,
counselor and administrator, I
have a really solid background
in education. I think that is to
my benefit and the district's
benefit as well."


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Fhrbeeia life long Hardee County resident and an employee of the Hardee
S.ieriff's Office for nearly 30 years. I have served under four Sheriff's
SMAEi ttionps: N.H. Murdock, Doyle Bryan, Rickey Dick, and Loran Cogburn.
SI.rved under these administrations I have been able to observe first hand
wh tlifbeensuccessful and also what needs attention within the Sheriffs Office.
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H Csseines and County Administration, I am prepared for this challenge as

Ssire t be your Sheriff is all about maintaining a safe community for all
Sr ^C itents, parents, children, and grandchildren as well as future
have been fortunate to raise my family here and look forward to
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I appreciate the support and encouragement many have given me so far during
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can. When citizens and law enforcement work hand-in-hand, WE have tfhe
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