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S. .Story 31


The


108th Year, No. 47
5 Sections, 44 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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plus 40 sales tax


Thursday, October 30, 2008


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Precincts To Open For General Election


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Not a McCain supporter or an
Obama supporter?
No problem.
There are a dozen other can-
didates on the ballot who are
running for president of the
United States. including a



Voters


write-in one, Brad Krones. The
others, who are listed, represent
various parties: the Party of
Socialism & Liberation, Con-
stitutional Party, Prohibition
Party, Libertarian, Objectivist,
Socialist Workers Party, Green
Party, America's Independent
Party, Ecology Party, Socialist
Party and the Boston Tea Party.
Choices abound for U.S. rep-
resentative as well, with four


candidates on the ballot.
But the state legislative race
and the proposed constitutional
amendments, the circuit's judi-
cial retentions and the county's
contests narrow the choices to
just two.
Elections Supervisor Jeff
Ussery said on Tuesday that
Early Voting has been heavy for
this election year. As of late that
afternoon, 2,035 local voters


had opted to mark their ballots
early at the Elections Office.
That trend is seen statewide
as well, with Gov. Charlie Crist
extending early voting hours by
executive order on Tuesday,
adding four hours to each day to
help alleviate long lines in some
areas.
Ussery noted his office, too,
will now be open for Early
Voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


today (Thursday) through
Saturday. There will be no more
Early Voting after Saturday.
On Tuesday, the county's 12
precincts will be open from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. for the General
Election. Ussery believes the
turnout will be high.
"At the rate people are early
voting, it's definitely going to
be a good turnout," he predicted
on Tuesday afternoon. He


Re-Elect GRID-'RONMEN
Re-Elect


3 In ZS
4-Year Terms Win
Approval, Too
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three incumbents were
returned to office and a charter
amendment was passed as
Zolfo Springs voters turned out
in strong numbers on Monday
for their municipal election.
Winners included Juan Otero,
George Neel and DiDi White
along with a measure to
increase terms for all future
Town Commission office hold-
ers to four years instead of the
current two.
That provision-will not take
effect until the next municipal
election.
In all, 164 voters turned out
for the election.
Official results put the Seat 1
numbers at 82 votes for Otero
and 74 for challenger Sara
Schofield. For Seat 2, Neel gar-
nered 78 votes to Amye Gause's
57 and Oscar Diaz' 17. In the
Seat 3 race, White took 80 votes
to Sharon Morris' 73.
For the amendment, 80 vot-
ers marked "yes," while 62 said
"no."
Otero, 37, resides at 3047
Hickory Ct. He is employed by
Miller's Auto'Express in Wau-
chula as a mechanic. This will
be his second term.
Otero says he hopes to see
the Police Department come
back to full force.
Neel, 69, is pastor of the First
United Methodist Church of
Zolfo Springs, and resides in its
parsonage on Suwannee Street.
He says he will continue to
work on the sewer expansion,
police/fire station and on road-
paving projects.
White, 67, lives at 3404
Acorn Dr. She is retired from
the local State Attorney's
Office.
White says finances will be a
key focus of her second term in
office.


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INDEX
Classifieds ....................
Community Calendar....3A
Courthouse Report.......8D
Crime Blotter.;...........70....
Hardee Living................2B
Lunch Menus..............1OA
Obits............................4A
Roundups......................4A




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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
These Tiny Tots are all shoulder pads and helmets as they get set to protect their quarterback during Pop Warner
Football action this past week. For more gridiron scenes from the Pop Warner divisions, see inside for photo spreads
on 6-8C.


23-Year-Old Dies In Tragic Accident


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tragic accident took the life
of a 23-year-old former Hardee
Countian last week.
Alejandro "Alex" Solis, of
BartoW, was an honors graduate
of Hardee Senior High School,
popular with his classmates and
crowned Homecoming King.
He had continued those
achievements at the University
of South Florida Polytechnic in
Lakeland, where he had just
been crowned Homecoming
Lord.
"He had been celebrating that
fact," Capt. Brett Dowden of
the Bowling Green Police


Department said early on
Wednesday this week as he pre-
pared a final report on the acci-
dent.
"Friends tell us he had been
drinking most of the day," he
added, referring to Saturday,
Oct. 18.
Dowden noted, however, that
lab results confirming those
reports would not be available
for six to nine weeks.
Dowden said the accident
occurred after that celebration
had come to an end and Solis
and his fiancee, Priscella
Ybarra, were dropping off
friends at their Hardee County
homes and getting ready to pick


up their children.
"It happened early on the
19th," he said. "It was reported
at 3:13 a.m."
Dowden said the last friend
to go home lived in Bowling
Green. At that point, Ybarra
took the wheel of the sport util-
ity vehicle and headed toward
Zolfo Springs, to pick up little
Alejandro and Seann.
The captain said Solis wanted
to get out of the vehicle, saying
he wanted to get his own car,
which was in Bartow.
"He opened the car door and
he exited, striking his head on
the pavement or curb," Dowden


It happened on U.S. 17 exact-
ly 119 feet south of the Grape
Street intersection.
Solis was air-lifted by med-
ical helicopter to Tampa Gen-
eral Hospital, he said. He died
there at 5:41 p.m. on Sunday.
Solis' death became the first
on Bowling Green streets this
year, and the ninth on Hardee
County roadways in 2008.
He leaves his fiancee and his
two young sons, his parents,
four brothers and one sister.
He had been studying to earn
his bachelor's degree in busi-
ness management and finance
at USF Polytechnic.


thinks it could be a record-set-
ting election. "We're going to
break 60 percent or better," he
said.
Hardee County has a total
11,802 registered voters.
Besides the draw of the pres-
idential race, Hardee County
will choose between Roger
See ELECTION 2A





One




Vote




Counts!
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
A single vote can make a dif-
ference!
Supervisor of Elections Jeff
Ussery has done the research
and prepared a Power Point
presentation on historical one-
vote differences to proveit. He
hopes to educate voters on the
-importance-of their vote.
There are several examples of
important political decisions
made because of one vote. One,
that is still in effect today, was
the 1776 vote that decided
America would speak the
English language instead of
German.
Another example was in
1800. Thomas Jefferson be-
came president after beating out
Aaron Burr with one vote.
In 1845 and 1850, it was e
single vote that decided Texas
and California would be
allowed into the Union.
The one-vote difference has
even affected a Hardee Count)
resident, the late Dean Cullins
who served as supervisor ol
elections here at the time of hi,
death.
Before Cullins moved tc
Florida, though, he ran for hi,
local School Board in Illinois
and lost by one vote.
His wife, Brenda, tells the
story, "He came home that da3
and we (family members) wern
Small sitting around waiting to se(
if he had won. When he said h(
lost by one vote,,my brother-in
law and sister-in-law were
shocked.
"They told him that they did
n't vote because they were s(
sure he would win by a large
margin," she remembers.
According to Cullins, if the,
would have voted, her husband
would have won the election.
Ussery points out the impor
tance of voting and believe:
that every vote does make a dif
ference. The Power Point o
historical wins by one vote cat
be found on his office's Wel
site at hardeecountyelections.
com.


YMCA Hosts Fun Run, Toddler Trot & More


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
On your mark, get set, go!
Folks throughout the commu-
nity will be lacing up their ten-
nis shoes for the 5th annual
Veterans' Day 5K Race.
The Hardee County Family
YMCA is holding the event to
celebrate the national move-
ment to get Americans to join in
the fight against obesity..
The event will take place this
Saturday morning at Hardee


Lakes. Runners will meet at 8
a.m. to begin the scenic 3.1-
mile route around two of the
park's four lakes. The first 100
runners will receive a com-
memorative T-shirt.
Participants will be rewarded
with a delicious continental
breakfast and the chance at win-
ning the award for Best All-
Around, top male and female,
or medals for first and second
place in each division.
All proceeds raised from the


event will go toward youth pro-
gramming, which this past year
awarded $20,246.00 in scholar-
ships.
You or your business can help
support this battle against the
bulge by being a sponsor or par-
ticipant.
Registration fees for individ-
ual adults are $20; individual
youth (up to age 17), $10; fam-
ily (two adults and up to four
children), $40; and a team (six
or more adults), $60. Runners


can register up until Saturday
morning, however, prices may
vary. To register call the YMCA
at 773-6445.
Many businesses have al-
ready stepped up to the plate
and volunteered to sponsor the
event.
Mosaic is the naming spon-
sor, Vandolah has agreed to be
the presenting sponsor and CF
Industries will be the support-
ing sponsor for the 5K race.
After the adults cool off from


the race, kids will have their
chance to shine in the first
annual One-Mile Fun Run and
Toddler Trot.
The run will begin at 10 a.m.
at Hardee Lakes Park. Children
ages 2-4 are eligible to run in
the Toddler Trot, while the big
kids, ages 5-10, can participate
in the One-Mile Fun Run.
Early registration is $2 and $5
the day of the race. To register
please call the YMCA at 773-
6445.


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By Jim



Good news for conservationists observers noted a record
1,646 loggerhead sea turtle nests along the 100-mile Georgia coast-
line in 2008, setting a record since records were kept starting 20
years ago. Higher than average nests were reported on the Carolina
coasts as well.

David Weis, 73, of Wauchula has been a commercial salmon
fisherman in Alaska for 51 years. he has boat and trolls plugs and
spoons. The four-month season ended. in August....,
The wind and weather was bad this year, he said. In May and
June he received $8 a pound for gutted king salmon, which
weighed about 17 pounds on average. In July and August the price
was $6.50 to $7 a pound for the wild kings.
Weis said Alaskans really liked Gov. Sarah Palin, the
Republican vice presidential candidate.

Johnny Hurst, 73, of Leesburg tried to pull a loaded muzzle-
loading gun form his truck earlier this month and was killed when
the gun discharged a bullet into his chest. His wife and two sons
were with him in the Osceola National Forest, reported the Florida
Fish and Wildlife conservation Commission.

The Hardee Wildcats will host Cape Coral this Friday at 7:30
p.m. and try to extend their record to 5-3.
The Cats made a lot of penalties and other mistakes which
caused them to lose 26-14 at Braden River last week.

The Super Sixties HHS Reunion is shaping up as a huge week-
end beginning Friday, Jan. 16.
There will be a big block party in downtown Wauchula that
evening, with several blocks roped off and restaurants open. The
morning of Jan. 17 will feature a 20-hot air balloon race and a golf
scramble at Torrey Oaks. On early Saturday afternoon there are
tours of the old high school. That evening there is a barbecue din-
ner party at the new junior high school. Sunday morning is church
time, with several churches serving lunch to HHS alumni of the
1960s and their spouses. Sunday afternoon will be another gather-
ing in downtown Wauchula.
On the committee are Jerold Knight (chairman), Sheila
Carlton Smith, Sue Bryan Jackson, Ingie Burke Givens, Sue Green
Birge, Mitzi Roberts Chronic, Sue Maxwell Baker, Linda Sasser,
Thelma Albritton Hendrix, Gloria Clavel Davis, Jimmy Best,
Suzanne Messick Dupree, Patricia Coierly Rouse, Frank Gibbs,
Sandra Rickels Scott, Alonzo Whitehead and Rocky Kitchens.

Dale Turner, a salesman for-Alan Jay Ford in Wauchula, was a
missionary for five years in Costa Rica. He said gasoline was $6 a
gallon but you could buy 30 oianges, or three pineapples or three
cantaloupes for a dollar. Tomatoes were 25 cents a pound, cucum-
bers six for a dollar, and bananas, a penny each. The main export
was coffee. The average personal income was $400.

Leroy Mushrush, 74, passed away recently. He was a retired
mechanic for Hardee Chevrolet and Lee's Garage. He and his wife
raised six sons and three daughters.
'" Leroyliad'Ttiplt bypassi'eant'ffFrgery and Ia vlate replace-nein-
18 months ago but recently contracted pneumonia. He was a very
friendly person.

The big election is coming up Tuesday with early voting
underway. There are many races and issues on the ballot.
John McCain-Sarah Palin should carry Hardee, a conservative
county. The marriage amendment should pass by a big margin here.


Hutig/isin SFreas


10/30/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:37 am
Sets: 6:44 pm
LOD: 11:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:11 am
Sets: 7:41 pm
Major Times
1:00 am-3:00 am
1:26 pm-3:26 pm
Minor Times
7:43 am-8:43 am
8:08 pm-9:08 pm
Prediction
Best
10/31/2008
Sun Data
SRises: 7:38 am
Sets: 6:44 pm
LOD: 11:06:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:06 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
Major Times
1:49 am-3:49 am
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
Minor Times


8:32 am-9:32 am Major Times
8:57 pm-9:57 pm 3:33 am-5:33 am
Prediction 3:59 pm-5:59 pm
Best Minor Times
10:16 am-ll:16 am
11/1/2008 10:41 pm-ll:41 pm
Sun Data
Rises: 7:39 am Prediction
Sets: 6:43 pm Good
LOD: 11:04:00 11/3/2008
Moon Data Sun Data
Rises: 11:00 am Rises: 6:39 am
Sets: 9:16 pm Sets: 5:42 pm
LOD: 11:03:00
Major Times
2:41 am-4:41 am Moon Data
3:07 pm-5:07 pm Rises: 11:36 am
Sets: 10:04 pm
Minor Times
.9:24 am-10:24 am Major Times
9:49 pm-10:49 pm 3:23 am-5:23 am
Prediction 3:49 pm-5:49 pm
Prediction
Better Minor Times
10:06 am-11:06 am
11/2/2008 10:31 pm-ll:31 pm
Sun Data
Sun Data Prediction
Rises: 7:39 am Prediction
Sets: 6:42 pm' Average
LOD: 11:03:00 11/4/2008
Moon Data Sun Data
Rises: 11:50 am Rises: 6:40 am
Sets: 10:09 pm Sets: 5:41 pm


LOD: 11:01:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:16 pm
Sets: 11:00 pm
Major Times
4:12 am-6:12 am
4:38 pm-6:38 pm
Minor Times
10:55 am-ll:55 am
11:20 pm-12:20 am
Prediction
Average
11/5/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:41 am
Sets: 5:41 pm
LOD: 11:00:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:53 pm
Sets: 11:56 pm
Major Times
4:58 am-6:58 am
5:24 pm-7:24 pm
Minor Times
11:41 am-12:41 pm

Prediction
Average


Not Understanding Credit Scores Can Cost You


Your credit score tells lenders
how likely you are to pay back
a loan, but, surprisingly, few
Americans know theirs. More
than one-half of all Americans
don't know their credit score,
and this lack of knowledge may
collectively be costing people
billions of dollars a year.
According to a recent survey
conducted by Washington Mu-
tual (WaMu) and the Consumer
Federation of America (CFA), if
all Americans increased their
individual credit scores by just
30 points, the total cumulative
annual savings would be an
astounding $28 billion.
That means the average con-
sumer could save $105 a year-
savings that would come from
reduced finance charges, since
many financial institutions nor-
mally offer lower interest rates
to consumers with better scores.
This may, however, be a bit
of an uphill climb for many
consumers who still don't know
enough about credit scores or
how the system works.
Maxing Out Lowers
Your Score
According to the survey,
more than three-quarters of
consumers (78 percent) correct-
ly understand that making a
monthly payment more than 30
days late lowers your score, but
less than three-fifths (59 per-
cent) know that making out a
credit card by using the entire
credit line also lowers scores.
"While there has been some
improvement in consumer
knowledge of credit scores,
there is clearly still a long way
to go. The good news is con-
sumers know more about what
will affect their scores," said
Tony Vuoto, president of Card
Services for WaMu.
When people talk about their
credit score, they are typically


talking about their FICO score,
a three-digit number generally
ranging from 300 to 850. FICO
is an acronym for Fair Isaac
Corporation, the inventor of the
credit score.
Generally speaking, people
with a FICO score ot'around
760 and above are considered
"prime" and often receive the
best credit card and loan offers
and rates. A credit score tells
lenders how likely you are to
pay back a loan. The higher the
number, the lower the risk to the
lender.
Key Factors'hajAffect
Your Credit Score
By paying attention to a few
simple tips, consumers can
improve their credit scores and
save money:
Do you pay your bills on
time? If you make a monthly
payment more than 30 days
late, it will lower your score.
What's the ratio of available
credit to credit used? If you are
close to making out your credit
limit, your score drops. Paying
off a large credit card balance
can raise your score.
How extensive is your cred-
it history? If you have a long
record of good credit, your long
payment history has a positive
impact on your score. Con-
versely, it can take years for
negative events, like loan delin-
quencies or a personal bank-
ruptcy, to drop off your credit
report.
Factors That Do Not
Affect Your Credit Score
There are somethings that do
not impact your credit score,
even though a lot of people
think they do. In the recent
WaMu/CFA survey, significant
percentages of consumers erro-
neously believe that credit
scores are influenced by in-
come, age, marital status, the


state in which they live, level of
education and ethnicity.
"Many American consumers
fail to understand that their
credit score reflects only how
they use credit and not such fac-
tors as age and income," said
Stephen Brobeck, executive
director of CFA.
Why Is It Important To
Have A Good Credit Score?
Credit scores are used to deter-
mine if you qualify for credit
cards, auto loans, mortgages or
other financing. And if you do
qualify, they influence what
interest rate you'll pay. Utilities,
landlords and employers also
check credit scores.
As an ex-ample, according to
recent data from Fair Isaac's
www.myfico.com, a consumer
with a FICO score of 760 can
get a $300,000, 30-year fixed
mortgage with an APR of 6.19
percent and a monthly payment
of $1,836.
But if the consumer had a
FICO score between 500 and
579, the same $300,000 loan
.would have an APR of about
10.31 percent, which means a
monthly payment of $2,702-or
more than a 45 percent increase.
In many in-stances, people
with low FICO scores have
blemishes on their credit report
that may preclude their being
offered credit at all.
Regularly check your credit
report and make sure there are
no errors.
Federal law requires the three
credit bureaus Exper-ian,
Equifax and TransUnion-to
make available to consumers,
upon request and at no charge,
one credit report per year at
www.annualcreditreport.com.
These reports, however, do
not include your credit score,
which can be purchased for an
additional fee.


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PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
The Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Sun Coast hosted local business organizations
and financial partners from the community at the Java Cafe on Tuesday to discuss local
impact.


Enrollment Opens For


Prepaid College Plan
.There aren't many things in purchased nearly 1.3 million
life that are- guaranteed but Florida Prepaid College Plans
beginning Oct. 20, parents can making it the largest and mos
purchase a Florida Prepaid successful prepaid plan in the
College Plan that is financially nation. The Florida Prepait
guaranteed by the state of College Plan allows families t(
Florida. prepay tuition, local fees, the
With a safe and secure way to tuition differential fee and dor
save for a child's higher educa- mitory housing at today's plain
tion, families don't have to prices.
worry about the current volatil- A freshman who entered a
.-iy.-of the stock market. They Florida- public university this
cannot lose their money when fall, whose family bought the
they purchase a Florida Prepaid university tuition prepaid plain
College Plan. when that student was a baby
The Florida Prepaid College paid $4,048 for four years o
Board begins its 2008-09 annu- tuition that costs $12,017
al enrollment period on that up- today. That is a savings o
coming Monday. The new $8,000.
Florida Prepaid College Plan When a child is ready for
prices, posted at www.myflori- college, the Florida Prepaic
daprepaid.com, are available College Plan covers the actua
from Oct. 20 until the sign-up cost at any Florida public uni
deadline of Jan. 31. The price of versity or community college
a four-year university tuition If the student decides to attend
plan starts at around $3 a day private college, out-of-state col
for a newborn, and the two-year lege or technical school, the
community college tuition plan value of the plan may be trans
begins at around $1 a day. ferred to any eligible institu
"In current times of econom- tion.
ic uncertainty and rising prices, To qualify for a plan, th<
the peace of mind for a family child or child's parent/guardiar
with a Florida Prepaid College must be a Florida resident
Plan is more valuable than ever. Parents, grandparents, friends
You don't have to worry about and even businesses can pur-
the stock market. Your Florida chase a plan.
Prepaid College Plan is finan- Families can sign up online
cially guaranteed by the state of for the Florida Prepaid College
Florida. And once your family Plan at www.myfloridapre
has purchased a Prepaid Coll- paid.com or call 1-800-552
ege Plan, your payments are .Grad (4723) to request at
fixed and never increase," said enrollment kit in English or
board Chairman Ted Hoepner. Spanish and speak with a cus.
Since 1988, families have tomer service representative.


ELECTION
Continued From 1A
Clark and Arno-idd Lanier for
sheriff, David Durastanti and
Dennis Jones for schools super-
intendent, Donald Samuels and
Minor Bryant for County
Commission District 1, Donald
Chancey and Terry Atchley for
County Commission District 3,
Walter Olliff Jr. and Dale
Johnson for County Commis-
sion District 5, and Teresa
Crawford and Gina Neuhofer
for School Board District 3.
Amendments consider prop-
erty rights, marriage protection,
home improvements not affect-
ing assessed value, a conserva-
tion property tax exemption,
assessments of waterfront prop-'
erty and community college
funding.
Ussery advises voters to
study the ballot issues and mark.
their sample ballots prior to
heading to the polls. Sample
ballots can be taken'inside the
precincts, and voters can use
them to copy their choices onto
the official ballots.
He urges voters to help make
this election year's turnout a
record one!


CANDIDATE FORUM
A Page One story in the
Oct. 16 edition included
candidates' responses to
questions posed to them
by the Hardee County
Builders Association.
Teresa Crawford, candi-
date for School Board Dis-
trict 3, noted that eligibility
for graduation is deter-
mined by and mandated
by the state; it is not a local
decision. She also noted
that alternative tests for
students who have repeat-
edly failed the Florida
Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test are administered
six to eight times a year.
Those tests are the Ameri-
can College Test and the
Scholastic Assessment
Test.
The Herald-Advocate is
pleased to set the record
straight, as a quote attrib-
uted to Crawford was in-
complete.

"A'-AThe- Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
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By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Big Brothers & Big
Sisters of the Sun Coast met
Tuesday.
They discussed their impact
report over lunch at the Java
Caf6 on Main Street and cele-
brated partners and local busi-
ness organizations who have
helped recruit volunteers and
financial partners from the
community.
One of the programs celebrat-
ed was "Decisions Win," a drop
out prevention program where
volunteers help high school stu-
dents struggling to graduate.
The high school student is
matched up with a volunteer,
and they work together, once a
week on a 16-lesson workbook.
The workbook is not school
work; instead, it sets the foun-
dation for everyday decision-
making, job, and other skills. It


also allows the mentor and stu-
dent to spend time with one
another, creating a friendship.
The high school students who
participate in the program
receive credits for being men-
tored.
In order to become a volun-
teer, community members have
to undergo a background check,
complete an interview, have a
reference check and, above all,
possess the willingness to work
with a teenager.
There is also a student-based
volunteer program for high
school students called "Bigs in
School," where they help tutor
junior high students.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of
the Sun Coast is made up of six
counties, and has been present
in Hardee County for about a
year. Agency-wide, the other
five counties have had the pro-
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Exploring Careers

With Kids.gov


Does your child use their
imagination by pretending to be
a doctor, singer, or athlete? You
never know where their dreams
will take them. A great way for
kids to learn more about the
things that interest them is to
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Kids.gov is the official kids'
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descriptions of jobs, including
what an FBI special agent or a
zookeeper does day-to-day.
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lighted on Kids.gov is that of
Peace Corps volunteer. The
Peace Corps is a federal agency
that is devoted to world peace
and friendship. While volun-
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Kids.gov is fun, easy to navi-
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And it's not just for kids. For
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-Obituaries


CALVIN COCHRAN SR.
Calvin Cochran Sr., 67, of
Cohutta, Ga., died thursday,
Oct. 9, 2008, at his home.
Born in Hardee County, he
was the son of the late Eddie
and Josephine Keene Cochran.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; son, Eddie Coch-
ran; wife, Martha Cochran;
daughter, Michelle Cochran;
stepson, Allen Stoker; and
brother, Louis Cochran.
Survivors include his wife,
Melba Cochran of Chattanooga,
Tenn.; one son, Calvin Cochran
and wife Betty Sciscoe of
Cohutta, Ga.; one daughter,
Shirley Cochran of Wauchula;
three stepsons, Rob Stoker of
Chick-amauga, Ga., Dennis
Stoker of Florida, and Gary
Stoker of Rossville, Ga.; two
stepdaughters, Paulette Martin
of Chickamauga, Ga., and
Kathy Merrell of Chattanooga,
Tenn.; one sister, Doris
Freeman of Wauchula; one
brother, George Cochran of
Ona; four grandchildren; 14
step-grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; 16 step-great-
grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday,
Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. at the funeral
home. Interment followed in
Poplar Springs Baptist Church
Cemetery.
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SOLIS
Alejandro 'Alex' Solis, 23,
of Bartow, died Sunday, Oct.
19, 2008, at Tampa.
Born May 16, 1985 in
Lynchburg, Va. he graduated
with honors from Hardee
Senior High School; received
his AA in Business Manage-
ment from South Florida
a senior at the University of
South Florida with plans to
graduate in Dec. 2008' with a
BA in Business Management
and Finance, minor in Psy-
chology. He attended St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include his fian-
cee, Priscella Ybarra of Bar-
tow; two sons, Alejandro
Isaiah Solis and Seann Ale-
jandro Solis both of Bartow;
parents Antonio Zuniga and
Maria Solis of Wauchula;
four brothers, Feliciano Solis
of Lakeland, Artemio Solis
Jr., Jose Luis Salvador, and
Jesus Antonio Zuniga, all of
Wauchula; one sister, Maria
Isabel Zuniga of Wauchula.
SVisitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24 at the funeral
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ALEJANDRO 'ALEX'
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Alejandro 'Alex' Solis, 23,
of Bartow, died Sunday, Oct.
19, 2008, at Tampa.
Born May 16, 1985 in
Lynchburg, Va. he graduated
with honors from Hardee
Senior High School; received
his AA in Business Manage-
ment from South Florida Com-
munity College; and was a
senior at the University of
South Florida with plans to
graduate in Dec. 2008 with a
BA in Business Management
and Finance, minor in
Psychology. He attended St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include his fian-
cee, Priscella Ybarra of Bartow;
two sons, Alejandro Isaiah Solis
and Seann Alejandro Solis both
of Bartow; parents Antonio
Zuniga and Maria Solis of Wau-
chula; four brothers, Feliciano
Solis of Lakeland, Artemio
Solis Jr., Jose Luis Salvador,
and Jesus Antonio Zuniga, all of
Wauchula; one sister, Maria
Isabel Zuniga of Wauchula.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24 at the funeral
home. Services were Saturday
at 10 a.m. at Wauchula Ceme-
tery with the Rev. Teodoro
Mata officiating.
Robarts Family
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DAVILA SR.
Angel Manuel Davila, Sr.,
79, of Fort Meade, died Mon-
day, Oct. 27, 2008, at Bartow
Regional Medical Center.
Born July 7, 1929 in Nagua-
bo, Puerto Rico he was a veter-
an of the U.S. Army and work-
ed as a Prototype Wireman.
Survivors include his wife,
Carmen R. Davila of Fort
Meade; three sons, Angel M.
Davila, Jr. of Altamonte
Springs, Joe Davila of New
York City, N.Y., and David
Davila of Pennsylvania; one
daughter, Awilda Davila, New
Jersey; one stepson, Juan
Aragon of New Jersey; five
stepdaughters, Rosa Maria
Aragon, Regina Aragon, Norma
Aragon, all of New Jersey, Nora
Aragon of Fort Meade, and Flor
Aragon of Lakieland; ihree sis-
i rs, Abalenatspinosa of New
York City, N.Y., Mary Espinosa
of Ocala, Amparo Davila of
New York City, N.Y.; one step-
brother Carlito Espinosa of Fort
Myers, and several other step-
brothers and stepsisters; 13
grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
: Visitation will be held today
(Thursday) at the funeral home.
Services will be held Friday at
10 a.m. also at the funeral home
with interment following in the
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell.
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An account has been
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would like to donate funds to
help Amy (Rabon) O'Bryan,
an employee of the city of
Bowling Green who is bat-
tling colon cancer.
The account is set up at
Wauchula State Bank as the
"Amy O'Bryan Fund." Dona-
tions can also be given at
Bowling Green City Hall. For
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JROTC To Work
At McDonald's
Enjoy a Big Mac and help
the Junior Reserve Officers'
Training Corps at Hardee
Senior High School raise
money!
Cadets will be working
inside McDonald's today
(Thursday) from 5 to 8 p.m.,
and will receive a percent-
age of money from the sales
during that time period.

Democrats Hold
Rally Saturday
Voters and their families
are invited to hear local
Democratic candidates
speak and hand out informa-
tion as well as information on
Barack Obama.
There will be music, face
painting and a clown with
balloons. The event will be
held at Pyatt Park in Bowling
Green on Saturday from
noon to 3 p.m.

Annual Chamber
Dinner Monday
The Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce will
be holding its annual dinner
meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at
the Torrey Oaks Golf & RV
Resort clubhouse in Bowling
Green.
Attendees are asked to
dress business casual and to
RSVP by calling 773-6967 or
e-mailing casey@hardeecc.-
com

BGE Hosts
.Family Night
'Bowling Green Elementary
will .hold "Fall Into Literacy,"
today (Thursday) from 5 to
6:30 p.m. There will be a $5
spaghetti dinner, the live
band Crush, and a Schol-
astic Book Fair.
There will also be three
types of Chrysler vehicles
that can be test driven by
adults to raise money for the
school.

Early Voting
Hours Extended
Early voters now have
more time to cast their bal-
lots today (Thursday)
through Saturday. Voters can
cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. each day.
Supervisor of Elections
Jeffrey Ussery revised the
hours when he received a
gubernatorial order on Tues-
day extending hours state-
wide. For Hardee, it means
four extra hours for voting
each day.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIQA
Case No. 252007DR000496
DAVID PAUL SAMS, JR.,
Petitioner,
and,
KIMBERLY MARIE SAMS,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Kimberly 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, P.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873, either before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you fdr the relief
demanded in the petition.
DATED: October 21, 2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk, of the Court
By Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, REVISING THE
.INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSERVATION,
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION,
AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS,
FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing to consider a proposed amendment
to the Comprehensive Plan will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2008-29 will
be presented to the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, for approval upon
the first reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th
day of November 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained
from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:.
ORDINANCE 2008-29
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
REVISING THE INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSERVATION, INTERGOVERN-
MENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS,
BASED ON THE CITY OF WAUCHULA TEN-YEAR WATER SUPPLY PLAN;
SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT 08-12-WSP";
PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE FLORI-
DA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR REVIEW AND A FIND-
ING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.
s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
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HELP!
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Review regional salary schedules
Change the things needing change
I Pledge to Do My Best for You
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QUESTION: Why is It so Important that someone with diabetes get their eyes examined?
ANSWER: Everyone with diabetes should have a dilated eye examination at least once a year.
About 45% of diabetics have some form of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is the leading cause of
blindness in working people. People with severe diabetic retinopathy can
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"Your County... Your Business...
Your Chamber"

Please join us for the
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner Meeting.
Date: Monday, November 3, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Torrey Oaks Golf and RV Resort
Clubhouse
138 Bostick Road
Bowling Green, Florida
RSVP 863-773-6967 or casey@hardeecc.com
Attir: Business Casual
(For Chamber Members Only) 10:30c
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The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Annual CE-ishiia; Parade
Saturday, December 5, 2008
5:00 p.m.
PARADE GUIDES


I. $25.00 EnhyFee.
2. Entries must pertain to the holiday and/or the
Christmas theme, Christmas of Tomorrow..
3. Because this is an evening parade. UGHTS ARE
REQUIRED on all floats or pulled units.
4. No Santas. Only helpers are allowed.
5. No vendors.
6. Entries with animals must provide their own clean up
during line up and along the parade route. For the
safety of the spectators and parade Darilopants, all
animals must be accompanied bg a walking
chaperone.
7. No alcohol or tobacco are allowed.
8. Banner and/or poster and flash lights are required to
precede loat.
9. Please have two walkers beside each float.


I O.No bull whips are permitted during the parade.
I I.Field will be available from 9:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. All
partipants are required to be in posilon no later
than 4:30 p.m.
I 12.mmediately following the parade. pairicipants must
have a representative at the judging stand for award
presentations.
13 Please have at least I adult assigned to every 20
children. Children must be accompanied at all times.
14 For the safety of children. candg or other items may
not be thrown from ang vehicle, but should be
handed outbg people walking in the parade.
15 Registralton deadline is Frida, November 21 st.
16 In the event of a severe weather cancellation, the
parade will be rescheduled for Saturdag, December
13, 2007


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LifeLinks...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


PREVENT LEAD POISONING!
*National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week ended Saturday,
but the need for it never does. The most vulnerable to this hazard
are our children, and research has shown that lead poisoning is
entirely preventable. The key is stopping children from coming
into contact with lead and treating children who have been poi-
soned by lead.
The goal is to prevent lead exposure to children before they are
harmed. There are many ways parents can reduce a child's expo-
sure to lead. Lead hazards in a child's environment must be identi-
fied and controlled or removed safely.
Lead-based paiht is the major source of exposure for lead in
U.S. children. All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain
some lead-based paint. It is the deterioration of this paint that caus-
es the problem.
You should determine the. construction year of the dwelling
where the child spends a large amount of time, be it with grand-
parents or at daycare. In housing biilt before 1978, assume that the
paint has lead unless tests show otherwise.
Here are some suggestions for reducing the harmful environ-
mental effects of lead:
Talk to your state or local health department about testing
paint and dust from your home for lead.
Make sure your child does not have access to peeling paint
or chewable surfaces painted with lead-based paint.
Children and pregnant women should not be present in
housing built before 1978 that is undergoing renovation. They
should not participate in activities that disturb old paint or in clean-
ing up paint debris after work is completed.
Create barriers between living/play areas and lead sources.
Until environmental cleanup is completed, parents should clean
and isolate all sources of lead. They should close and lock doors to
keep children away from chipping or peeling paint on walls. You
can also apply temporary barriers such as contact paper or duct tape
to cover holes in walls or to block children's access to other sources
of lead.
Regularly wash children's hands and toys. Hands and
toys can become contaminated from household dust or
exterior soil. Both are known lead sources.
Regularly wet-mop floors and wet-wipe window com-
ponents. Because household dust is a major source of
lead, parents should wet-mop floors and wet-wipe hori-
zontal surfaces every 2-3 weeks. Windowsills and wells
can contain high levels of leaded dust. They should be
kept clean. If feasible, windows should be shut to pre-
vent abrasion of painted surfaces or opened from the top
sash.
Prevent children from playing in bare soil; if possible,
provide them with sandboxes. Parents should plant grass
on areas of bare soil or cover the soil with grass seed,
mulch or wood chips, if possible. Until the bare soil is
covered, parents should move play areas away from
bare soil and away from the sides of the house. If using
a sandbox, parents should also cover the box when not
in use to prevent cats from using it as a litter box. That
will help protect children from exposure to animal
waste.
To further reduce a child's exposure from non-residential paint
sources:


* Avoid using traditional home remedies and cosmetics
that may contain lead.
* Avoid eating candies imported from Mexico.
* Avoid using containers, cookware or tableware to
store or cook foods or liquids that are not shown to be
lead-free.
* Remove recalled toys and toy jewelry immediately
from children. Check Lead Recall lists.
* Use only cold water from the tap for drinking, cook-
ing and for making baby formula. Hot water is more
likely to contain higher levels of lead. Most of the lead


in household water usually comes from the plumbing in
your house, not from the local water supply.
Shower and change clothes after finishing a task that
involves working with lead-based products such as
stained-glass work, bullet making or using a firing
range.
For more information on childhood lead poisoning, contact the
Health Department or the National Lead Information Center at 1-
800-424-5323. These Web sites will also offer more information
about lead poisoning: www.hhs.gov; www.epa.gov; and
www.hud.gov.


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Infrastructure
Finance & Budgeting


* Road & Bridge Improvements
* Economic Development
* Communication


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COURTESY PHOTO
Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones presents an
award certificate to young reader Jenna Flemer.

HJH Student Reads

All 15 Program Books


Jenna Flemer is the first
Hardee Junior High School stu-
dent to read all 15 of the
Sunshine State Young Reader
Award books this school year.
The Sunshine State Young
Reader Award program is a
statewide reading motivation
plan for students in grades 3-8.
Its purpose is to encourage stu-
dents to read independently for
personal satisfaction.
Hardee Junior High School
has participated for the state
program for the past eight
.years.
To help the young readers,
multiple copies of the books are
available at the HJH media cen-
ter for students to check out.
The books also are available at
the Hardee County Public
Library.
The program's books are used
each year to create the ques-
tions for the annual Battle of the
Books competition. Last year,
H'JH defeated Lake Placid
Middle School in the Battle of
the Books.
Hardee Junior High students
'are encouraged to read the
Books so that they may partici-
pate in this year's Battle of the

Earth laughs in iower.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Books. Flemer will be a strong
contender!


* Honest
* Hard-Working
* Motivated
* Professional


* Fair-Minded
* Decision Maker
* Good Listener
* Experienced


Let's work together to make Hardee County the best place to
Live Work and Play.
On November 4th, cast your vote for the candidate that can and
will make a difference. Elect Walter B. Olliff, Jr.


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) Current President of Johnson Groves and Farm, Inc.
) Current Vice Chairman of Treeair Cattle Company
) Current Vice Chairman Wauchula Airport Authority
> Current Vice Chairman First Baptist of Wauchula Deacon Board
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) Current County Commissioner District 5
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SWEET MOTHER MY FRIEND
As the time has rolled on
And the days have gone by
It feels like you left me
But God said it's time.
You passed on a Monday
A nice breezy day
The shock was inevitable
But what could I say?
You were really suffering
Because you were so sick
I prayed when God takes you
To please make it quick.
To see you lie fighting
For every inch of life
It broke all of our hearts
And it cut like a knife.
Even though we miss you
And although it hurts
I know you're in heaven
So now who's got it worse?
Please look over the children
And say hey to my dad
You were more than a mother
But the best friend a son could have.
I will try not to mourn you
Even though it's tough
'Cause I love you so much
And it's been real rough.
My children will know you
Whatever it takes
I'll tell them good stories
To heal my heartbreak.
So I will see you in heaven
When it is my time to ascend
I love you my mother... sweet mother my friend.

Billy J. Griffis
Wauchula
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, PO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.



Homeowners, Environmentalists,
All Hail The Metal Roof


Here, for a change, is some
good news about both global
warming and housing in
America: Homeowners looking
for eco-friendly houses have
discovered that metal roofs can
protect homes from many ex-
treme weather events while
reducing their carbon footprint.
How Homes Take Beating
A major problem can be hail-
storms, which often result in
widespread damage to homes.
In a major hailstorm, the roof
literally takes a beating.
Hail can break, split and
cause tear-off damage to tradi-
tional roofing materials, result-
ing in big repair or replacement
costs.
"Most of the damage to a tra-
ditional roof in a hailstorm is
caused by water damage to the
contents of the house when
shingles are fractured," said
roofing expert Tom Black.
"Once a roof has a crack,
water can stream into the home,
damaging the structure and its
contents. Water damage can
lead to mold and serious repair
bills."
How I'bRiernt ~ eilem
Meta' roofs are naturally
very tough and highly resistant
to hail damage. Hail will not
penetrate a metal roof. Even a
new asphalt shingle roof won't
protect a home as well from a
hailstorm. In fact, many metal
roofing products have the high-
est impact resistance and hail
rating granted by Underwriters


Laboratories (UL), a leading
product safety testing and certi-
fication organization.
The majority of metal roof-
ing earns a UL2218 Class 4 rat-
ing, meaning that a sample of
the product did not crack when
hit twice in the same spot by a
two-inch steel ball which, in a
storm, would translate into a
huge hailstone.
How To Save Money
As a result of metal roofing's
superior performance in hail,
some insurance companies even
provide a reduced rate for
homes protected by metal roofs.
How To Save The
Environment
As an added "green" benefit,
most metal roofs contain more
than 25 percent recycled mate-
rials. At the end of its useful
life, metal roofing is also 100
percent recyclable. Traditional
roofing products, such as
asphalt, contribute 13 billion
pounds of waste to U.S. land-
fills annually. Many metal roofs
can be installed over an existing
roof, without tear-off and dis-
posal.
How To Learn More
Homeowners can visit The
Metal Roofing Alliance Web
site at www.metalroofing.com
to learn more about metal roof-
ing and to find a metal roofing
contractor.
The Alliance is a nonprofit
organization formed to educate
consumers about the benefits of
metal roofing. ,


TERRY

ect ATCHLEY
for
County Commissioner District 3
1035 Knollwood Circle Res: 863.773.0882


Wauchula, Florida 33873 Cell: 863.
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by
Terry Atchley, Democrat, for County Commissioner. District 3


781.9402
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-Mark Twain


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We appreciate all our regular patrons and look forward to
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5th Annual Veteran's Day 5K

Hardee County Family YMCA
Hardee Lakes Park

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Race Begins at 8:00 am

Early Registration (through October 31)


Adult: $15


* Family: $35 *


Team: $50


Day of Race

Adult: $20 Family: $35 Team: $50


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
for 1st and 2nd place in each division


and medals


* Continental Runner's Breakfast


Prizes
+ Toddler Trot Tricycle
+ Fun Run Bicycle
5K- iPod
Prizes Provided by Wal-Mart and Seacoast National Bank


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

The YMCA
SFull 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.


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I~School


ElL ENTRY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Doughnut, JU(ce, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Cornbread, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sand-
wich or Chicken Pot Pie (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Potato Triangle, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Mashed Potatoes,
Juice, Pears) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice Bar, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Nachos
(Salad Tray, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans, Juice, Applesauce) and
Milk


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Doughnut, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Green Peas,
Juice Bar, Pineapple Tidbits,
Salad Bar, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Pancake, Sausage Patty,
Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscuit or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Lett-
uce & Tomato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Potato Triangle, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll or Pepper-
oni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Corn, Juice, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Deli
Turkey Sandwich (Lettuce &
Tomato, Mashed Potatoes,
Juice, Pears, Salad Bar) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Pepper-
oni Pizza or Nachos (Tossed
Salad, Juice, Applesauce, Mexi-
can Rice, Pinto Beans w/Ham)
and Milk

The only way to lose weight is
to check it as airline baggage.
-Peggy Ryan

10 HOURS A
MONTH!
That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


ABOUT ...
Hardee
Living
Hardee Living prints your
news on people, clubs and
organizations, including
meeting summaries, births,
children's and senior citi-
zens' birthdays, engage-
ments, weddings, silver or
golden anniversaries,
church events and military
assignments.
SForms are available at our
office. For engagements
"and weddings, al photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage o wed-
dirigs over three nths old
willJii o a photo and
-an~ouncement.
STu deadline is 5 p.m. on
Thursday.


'1 SENIOR HIGH


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Doughnut, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Green Beans, Juice Bar, Pine-
apple Chunks, Cornbread) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Broccoli
Normandy, Peas & Carrots,
Peaches, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Roll
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Veggie Cup, Corn, Juice, Pea-
nut Butter Cookies, Pears, Wal-
dorf Salad ) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cheese Grits, Juice,
Pears, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Potato Rounds, Corn, Cu-
cumber & Tomato Salad, Juice,
Ranger Cookies) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Mexican Rice, Corn, Refried
Beans w/Cheese, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk


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October 30, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A


CLUES ACROSS
1. Sectionalism
9. Female sibling
12. Misconceptions
14. Actress Thurman
15. Groups of nesting rooks
17. One point West of due No.
18. Botswana monetaryunit
19. Early ISP
21. Alphabet author Grafton
22. Egyptian god of life
23. Very drunk
25. Roman nine
26. Agade was its capital
27. Atomic number 21
28. Race advantage
29. Ongoing dull pain
31. Wight is one


32. Colorado ski resort
33. Blue Hens school
34. Single file dance
35. Associated Press
36. Nurse a baby
38. Used for baking or drying
40. Collection of anecdotes
41. Duc d'Elchingen
42. Deserve
44. Feeling sorrow
45. One who helps people or
institutions
48. Yeddo
49. Derived from the senses
51. German masculine article
52. Umlauts


CLUES DOWN


1. Low frequency
2. Paddle
3. Curdle
4. Hawaiian acknowledgment
5. One of the Greats
6. Early refrigerator
7. Fireman's signal
8. Japanese apricot
9. Parasol
10. Soaked
11. Cut down trees using a blade
13. Large bodies of water
16. A citizen of Mogadishu
20. Deepest of the Greats
24. Viking myth "Cormac the


27. Skimp
29. Alligator pears
30. Fills with high spirits
34. No. American country
35. Strongly opposed
36. Emitted coherent radiation
37. An unfledged or nestling hawk
38. A citizen of Oman
39. Saltpeter
43. Thais (alt. spel.)
46. student, learns healing
47. No (Scottish)
50. Syrian pound


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since last year's list. Much of
that increase in popularity could
possibly be traced to the city of
Los Angeles, where the Bulldog
is second only to the Labrador
Retriever in terms of owner-
ship.


The Labrador Retriever
seems to be universally popular,
as it claims the top spot in all
cities except Detroit, Honolulu,
Knoxville, Miami, and Or-
lando. In making its way into
the top 10, the Bulldog pushed
the Miniature Schnauzer out of
that distinction. Still, the Min-
iature Schnauzer remains popu-


According to the American
Kennel Club (AKC), the most
popular dog in the United States
in 2007 was the Labrador
Retriever, which has now been
the most popular breed for 17
consecutive years. The list is
based on AKC registration fig-
ures.
Muscling its way into the top
10 for the first time since 1935
was the Bulldog, which jumped
two spots, from 12th to .10th,

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when I worked in the garden.
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plant whose virtues have not
yet been discovered.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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most popular dog in town.
Steadily rising in popularity
is the Toy group, which made
up just 12 percent'of the total
registry throughout the 1970s
but now accounts for just under
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Cold and flu season is just
around the corner. Chilly
weather drives people indoors,
where they're apt to spend more
time in close proximity with
others and whatever sneezes
and sniffles they may have.
Plus, the'school season is in full
swing, where children bring
home more than just popsicle
art projects and homework;
they're also bringing home a
host of germs. All it takes is
brief contact to a cold or flu
virus to push a person under the
weather.
While you can't avoid every
germ, you can prepare your
body to fight the cold and flu
viruses and potentially lessen
the duration of sickness. With a
bevy of over the counter drugs
promising relief, many people
overlook the one thing that can
work hard against colds and the
flu... vitamin C.
Vitamin C has a number of
benefits for the body. It assists
in the production of collagen,
an important structural element
in 'the walls of blood vessels,
gums, and bones. But perhaps
what vitamin C is best known
for is are its antioxidant proper-
ties.
Vitamin C, among other
Initritional elements find and
destroy potentially harmful
molecules known as free radi-
cals. Lately there has been
much research into the efficacy
of vitamin C in boosting im-
mune function. Which means it
may le effective in helping to
treat everything from cancer to
cardiovascular disease to macu-
lar degeneration in the eyes.
Studies have shown that higher
levels may help the heart func-


tion properly, help to lower bad
cholesterol, increase alertness,
energy and mental clarity, lower
blood pressure, and could even
increase the average lifespan by
as much as six years. It could
also be your first line of defense
when colds or the flu strike.
Studies vary to the efficacy of
vitamin C in treating colds and
flu. But in one recent study,
children regularly taking vita-
min C had cold symptoms for
14 percent fewer days. For
adults, days with cold symp-
toms fell 8 percent with regular
vitamin C use, say the re-
searchers. Many people believe
/that taking high levels of vita-
min C at the onset of symptoms
can shorten colds. And the
immune-boosting power of vit-
amin C can make a body less
susceptible to falling hard to the
flu virus.
Many vitamin C products on
the market offer the bare mini-
mum of the vitamin, which will
do little to boost the immune
system. Nutritional experts
offer that the recommended
daily allowance (RDA) of vita-
min C (60 milligrams) is barely
enough to stave' off scurvy.
Higher optimum levels of vita-
min C are recommended to be
somewhere between 4,000 to
6,000mg a day.
Vitamin C is also a mood-
booster (good for seasonal
affective disorder) and anti-
inflammatory, making it useful
to take year-round to combat
stress and even chronic pain.
Because vitamin C is water-
soluble, it is often flushed from
the system every 12 hours.
There are no side effects to tak-
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W THEIR SUMMARY
Heavy rain fell aross much of the Panhandle and south
Florida last week. In the, most stations reported rainfall
in excess of two inches -hile locations in the southern Peninsula
reported over an inch. Tie'remainder of the State had rainfall most-
ly above a half inch with scattered locations reporting larger
amounts. Broward and Jackson counties had the highest reported
rainfall with 3.09 and 2.79 respectively. Daytime temperatures
were in the mid-70s to the mid-80s with lows in the 40s and 50s.
Major cities averaged highs in the 70s and 80s with lows in the 50s,
60s, and 70s in south Florida. Statewide temperatures averaged 1
to 3 degrees below normal.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut digging was 83 percent complete, compared with 77
percent last year, and a five year average progress of 85 percent.
Peanut harvest was mostly complete in many counties, but rainfall
delayed the remaining harvest a few days due to wet fields. Cotton
harvest was in progress and yields were above average. Recent
rainfall benefited cool-season forage crops and feed plots planted
for wildlife. Hay harvest was slowing in the northern areas of the
State and with frost soon to occur, will force cattlemen to begin
feeding hay. Topsoil moisture was mostly adequate in all areas.
Subsoil was mostly adequate in most areas except the southern
Peninsula which had some areas reporting condition as short and
very short.

Moisture Topsol Subsoil
lRaeg This Last Last This Last Last
a week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 5 12 2 6 8 7
Short 19 25 24 19 27 30
Adequate 68 58 71 69 62 62
Surplus 8 5 3 6 3 1

VEGETABLES
Growers continued to prepare land and plant vegetables.
Cucumber and squash harvest was underway in St Johns County.
Collier County reported harvesting of eggplants and specialty
items. Strawberry planting was almost complete in Hillsborough
County and picking of grape tomatoes had begun. Other vegetables
marketed last week were okra and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Pasture conditions continued to seasonally decline in the
Panhandle and Big Bend due to cooler temperatures. Ranchers
were planting cool-season forages for winter feeding. Recent
showers increased topsoil moisture, which helped germination.
Some areas of Orange and Seminole counties reported low protein
levels in pastures, despite their lush appearance. Wet soils were still
seen in some east-central parts of the State. The west-central region
remained dry. Pasture conditions declined rapidly in De Soto
County. Southern locations reported that wet pastures were helped
by drier weather. With lower quality and quantity of grass, cattle
were not growing quite as well as they had been in previous
months. Overall, cattle were mostly in fair to good condition.
Cattlemen in Washington County reported that hay supplies were
limited.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 3 1
Poor 2 1 6 5
Fair 28 30 37 40
Good 58 60 49 50
Excellent 12 9 5 4
CITRUS
Temperatures were average for the week prcedirig a cool
front on Sunday morning. Lows dropped to the upper 50s in the
northern citrus growing region and to the low to mid-60s else-
where. Slow moving storms brought between one-half inch of rain-
fall in Lake Alfred to almost one and one-half inches in Fort Pierce.
Normal rainfall patterns and moderate temperatures over the past
several weeks have been good for both the trees and fruit. The
quantity and quality of fruit continues to be reported good in most
areas. Grove activity included limited harvesting, irrigating, herbi-
ciding, and mowing. Scouting for greening and removal of affect-
ed trees was common primarily in the southern citrus growing
region where the disease is the most widespread. Almost all the
major packinghouses have opened and have begun shipping fruit.
About a half dozen processing plants have begun running fruit in
small quantities. Varieties being packed included early oranges
(Navels, Ambersweet, and Hamlin), white and colored grapefruit,
and early tangerines (Fallglo and Sunburst).
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges 39 42 52
Navel oranges 58 61 110
Grapefruit 159 191 302
Fallglo tangerines 81 85 110
Sunburst tangerines 0 0 7


Metro Is On Track

To Cut Greenhouse Gas


As America continues to
drive down the environmental
costs of motor vehicles, many
are looking at some unique
innovations overseas for new
and green answers.
For instance, congestion
pricing-a system in cities such
as London, where cars are
charged a fee for driving into
the city at traffic-packed times
of day-gained a number of sup-
porters in the states, as did
pushes for improving mass
transit systems.
One of the newest and most
efficient models, the Dubai
Metro, is expected to take just
three years to build, but is slat-
ed to be the longest fully auto-
mated metro system in the
world.
SWhen it is completed in
2009, the 103.2-mile, 57-station
system will connect some of
Dubai's most famous landmarks
and centers of industry-includ-
ing the Burj Dubai Tower, slat-
ed to be the tallest building in
the world; the American
University in Dubai; the
Emirates Towers, two of
Dubai's major landmarks and
industry hubs; and several ter-
minals of the Dubai
International Airport ... ,
The Metro will also featuretan
innovative "Park and Ride" pol-
icy that would give commuters


free parking spaces if they use
the Metro system to get to
downtown Dubai..
"The goal is to not only deal
with the issue of traffic, but the
very important and very current
issues of limiting pollution and
promoting environmental con-
servation," says Mater Al Tayer,
the executive director of
Dubai's Roads and Transport
Authority (RTA).
Additionally, the system will
offer riders a modern aesthetic.
The stations are slated to be
designed after the four elements
of the universe: air, land, fire
and water.
With the population expected
to exceed 3 million in the next
10 years, Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime
minister and vice *president of
the United Arab Emirates and
ruler of Dubai, proposed the
mass transit rail system to elim-
inate the coming congestion.
And although the system is
still in the process of being
completed, its innovations have
already attracted international
attention:
In June 2008, a group from
Brazil's Department of Trans-
portation visited Dubai to sur-
vey and learn about the Metro.
- Dubai is' bulldig what will
one day be the world's longest
fully automated metro.


Letter To The Editor


American Legion Will Honor


Veterans, War Dead Nov. 11


Dear Editor:
Nov. 11 Veterans Day is very
soon, and American Legion
Post No. 2 will hold a ceremony
at the memorial monument at
U.S. 17 South and West Pal-
metto Street in Wauchula.
I would like to give a little
background on how the memo-
rial came to be. It is very impor-
tant that we remember all veter-
ans who died in all conflicts to
protect our freedom and good
fortune.
In 1985 American Legion
Commander Jack Melendy and
I realized that Hardee County
did not have a memorial to
those killed in action of any
wars. We proposed this idea to
Legion membership, which was
passed, and I was selected to
chair a committee to erect a
memorial.
The Legion fairgrounds south


of town had been sold, and the
Legion had bought the old First
Baptist Church property on
U.S. 17 South. It was voted the
first thing to do with funds was
to erect a monument at the cor-
ner of West Palmetto and U.S.
17 to the honored dead.
I secured the names from
national archives in Washing-
ton, D.C., and old Hardee
County newspapers for World
War I, World War II, Korea and
Vietnam.
I traveled to the Elberton,
Ga., quarry, and a special gran-
ite stone was mined for the pro-
ject.
I thought there should be an
inscription on the memorial so
Jeane and I compiled one to be
on the monument.
The memorial was dedicated
Sept. 14, 1986, with nearly 500
people in attendance.


Being this project was close
to my heart, I was lucky to be
able to attend the dedication of
the World War II memorial on
May 29, 2004, in Washington,
D.C.
The words on the Wauchula
monument are as follows:
"They whom the inscriptions
upon this memorial commemo-
rate are those from Hardee
County, who at the call, left all
that was dear to them, endured
hardships, faced danger and
finally passed out of the sight of
man by the path of duty and
self-sacrifice, giving their lives
that others might live in free-
dom. Let those who come after,
see to it that their names be not
forgotten."

Yours truly,
Wendell A. Turner
Wauchula


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PAGE ONE


Pirates Pound 'Cats 26-14


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Braden River Pirates
took the home field advantage
for a 26-14 district win over the
Hardee Wildcats on Friday
night.
That puts the Wildcats in a
precarious spot in District 3A-
12 with a 2-1 district record and
4-3 overall. The 'Cats have to
play district-leading DeSoto in
Arcadia on Nov. 7.
But, there's no use looking
ahead. This week's home game
against, Class 5A Cape Coral
will be plenty enough to handle.
Although they are only 4-3
overall, the Seahawks have
played some stiff competition.
They have lost to Naples (36-
35), Fort Myers Dunbar (40-24)
and Fort Myers (10-7). Wins
have come over Immokalee(
17-0), Lehigh Acres(24-7),
North Fort Myers (13-6), cross-
town rival Baker (26-7) and
Estero (54-0).
Hardee lost to Cape Coral 30-
0 on their turf last year. The
Wildcats will be the host this
time and will need to be sharp
to compete with the Seahawks,
who feature returning receivers
Cameron Hall and Prince
Holloway and kick return spe-
cialist Spencer Boyd, all instru-
mental in last year's loss.
Hardee's shining moments in
last week's game were not as
often as needed for a victory.
There was only one turnover, an
interception, although the
Wildcats recovered their own
two fumbles. They scored in the
first and last quarters, but in
between gave up 26 points to
the Pirates, who amassed 186
yards through the air.
The game began with a
Hardee fair catch by Mikey
Retana. Soph Jake Mayer, the
Offensive Player of the Game,
got the first carry, and a dozen
others for 73 yards. Antjuan
Jones had five carries for 27


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Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards 3
Total Yards
Turnovers
First Downs
Penalties, Lost Yardage
SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE 7

BRADEN RIVER 7


yards and a TD, Ezayi You-
youte seven for 63, Kelsheem
White five for 15 and Jarrius
Lindsey four for seven tough
yards.
Youyoute completed three of
eight passes for 49 yards, with
Carson Davis grabbing two for
22 yards and White one for 27
yards.
Junior Tyler Alden was De-
fensive Player of the Game with
15 tackles. David Newcomb
had 10 more, Postene Louis-
jeune seven plus a sack, Logan
Thomas six and Conner Davis
five. Nolan Neuhauser dislocat-
ed a shoulder early in the game
and was unable to contribute as
he normally does.
Center Jordan Baker earned
Special Teams Player for his
long snaps for punts. Tony
Valdez won Scout Team honors.
On its first drive, Hardee
used the running of Mayer, an
encroachment penalty, pass to
White and a final 10-yard run
by Youyoute to score just over
three minutes into the game.
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good and Hardee had its only
lead of the game 7-0.
Joey Meador returned the
Vega kickoff 19 yards to give
the Pirates a good start.
Quarterback Steven Fischer
immediately launched a 46-
yard pass to Akeem Jackson,
who was stopped by Conner
Davis. Tevin Bryant went five
yards, and Fischer went around
left end to the 13. A penalty on
Hardee moved the ball to the 7-
yard line. After a short run and
incomplete pass, Fischer passed
to Sharrod Neasman who broke
tackles to get into the end zone.
The Kadin Kerns kick was good
to knot the game at 7-all.
After White returned the
kickoff a dozen yards, Hardee
used 10 forward plays, and
three penalties going backward
to finally surrender the ball on a
fourth down fumble. Hardee
recovered it but turned the ball
over on downs.
Braden River was stopped by
Hardee on its next series and
punted. It was downed on the
two-foot line but pushed into
the end zone for a safety, mak-
ing it a 9-7 game.
The Wildcats had to kick to
the Pirates, who downed the
ball at the Braden River 17. It
took 11 plays until Jujuan Bell
carried the ball to the Hardee 1.
Fischer passed to Neasman for
the TD. With the Kerns kick, it
was a 16-7 game, which re-
mained at halftime.
The third quarter belonged to
Braden River, which scored on
a 31-yard Kerns field goal, and
an interception, which set up
another TD pass. As the third
period wound down, the Pirates
led 26-7.
Hardee appeared to score in
the waning moments of the
third with a Yoyyoute 65-yard
run, but a penalty just backed
the Wildcats up. The teams
ended up swapping posses-
sions.
Midway through the fourth
-quarter, Hardee took over on
downs on its own 31. Passes
and runs alternated, until Mayer
broke loose for a 13-yard run to
the Pirate 19. Youyoute faked a
paass and ran a dozen yards.
Then he pitched to Jones, who
ran right into the end zone. The
Vega kick made the final score
26-14.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report. --


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Married to Hardee County Native Betty Albritton
Three Children Regan, Meredith & Stuart
Two Grandsons Zackary &Zander
Member First United Methodist Church Bowling Green
Member Wauchula Lion's Club (34 yrs.)
Former Bowling Green City Manager
Past President of Bowling Green Youth Baseball (18 yrs.)
Bowling Green City Commissioner 7 3yr. terms
Florida Hospital Board of Directors 1984-87
Citrus Grower for 25 years


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tled, "Election Year Picks." The hour-long concert begins at 2:30 p.m. As always, the band's concert is free to the pub-
lic. Conducting the band is John DeYoung. He will lead musicians through the "Star Spangled Banner," a tribute to
Artie Shaw and much, much more. Concerts will be held once a month through April, and attract many Hardee
Countians to the Bartow Civic Center, at 2250 S. Floral Ave.


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"Noche De Litereria" ,
Acompanenos el Jueves,
30 de Octubre, 2008 de las 5:00 p.m. a
las 6:30 p.m. para nuestra annual
"Noche de Litereria" en
Bowling Green Elementary.
* Cena de espagueti $5.00 por plato,
tiquetes en venta en la escuela o
en la puerta.
* Manejar Autos Para Ninos Maneje
un nuevo Chrysler y gane $5.00
para la escuela de Bowling Green
Elementary por cada carro
manejado y puesto a la prueba.
* Escuchar la banda, "Krush".
* Visitar la Feria de Libros Scholastic. .


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CHANGE THINGS TODAY
A common way of avoiding responsibility is to make a brave
declaration about all the good things we will do after something
else happens first.
Prison inmates often resolve to live lives of great integrity -
after they are released. Soldiers under fire have been known to
make emotional promises about the good things they will do -
after they survive the battle.
Some church members assure others they will resume their
commitments at church as soon as they get off shift work, buy a
more dependable car or get over a nagging back problem.
One particularly miserable habit is making your creditors wait
for their money until someone else pays you.
Sometimes these excuses are transparent, but often we are
completely sincere when we make them.,We really do envision a
wonderful new start in life after some difficulty is removed.
The best thing, of course, is to "bite the bullet" and do our duty
now, difficult as it may seem to be. To delay often makes the situ-
ation worse.
An insurance agent once received a call from an excited
woman. "I want to insure my house" she said, "Can I do it by
phone?" -
"I'm sorry" the agent said. "I'll have to see it first."
"Then you'd better get over here right away," exclaimed the
woman, "because the place is on fire!"
Let's not wait for a tragedy to jolt us awake Let's skip the
promises and get busy doing the things we know v. e ought It That
way, we'll have no regrets!


Victory Praise Center will
hold a gospel sing Saturday at 7
p.m.' featuring The Homeward
Bound.
Refreshments will be served
after the program. Everyone is
invited to the church, at 132 E.
Main St., in Bowling Green.
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula will have its annual
Fall Festival on Saturday from
6 to 8:30 p.m. This family-,
friendly event will feature
games, horse rides and food.
Children may wear friendly
costumes for the festival. For
more information, call the
church office at 773-4182. The
church is at 1570 W. Main St.,
Wauchula:.
First Christian Church at
1121 W. Louisiana St., Wau-
chula, will host a 13-week pro-
gram taught by well-known
financial advisor Dave Ramsey.
The program topics will
include getting out of debt,
retirement/college planning,
mortgages, etc. Classes begin
Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. To register
or for more information, con-
tact John Oberski at 863-514-
0511 or email johnnyobll@-
gmail.com
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


College Hi

Set For 5
The College Hill School will
hold its 27th annual reunion on
Saturday. The event will be at
the old school building, located
on CR 664 west of Bowling
Green and College Hill Road.
, Attendees are asked to bring
a cover' d1s ; nd'e,.eages.i.


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Chad Joseph and Heather
Nicole Knight, Wauchula, a six
pound eight ounce daughter,
Avari Nicole Knight, born Oct.
7, 2008, Regency Medical
Center, Winter Haven. Mrs.
Knight is the former Heather
Nicole Tindell. Maternal grand-
parents are Ricky and Janet
Tindell of Avon Park. Paternal
grandparents are Chuck and
Carol Knight of Wauchula.
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.

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served at noon.
Everyone is encouraged to
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Freda's Foibles
By Freda Douglas
I might not be the brightest bulb in the pack, but I am opin-
ionated about many things, most of which I don't consider myself
qualified to rationalize about.
For instance, I know of one church that has millions of dollars
in one bank. I can read that the maximum amount insured by the
FDIC is $250,000, yet the powers that be have decided "their
money is perfectly safe" where it is. Unfortunately, the FDIC does-
n't give a hoot that "they are a church" or whatever.
I won't even go into what I think of the way the legislators
"solved" the financial crisis in our country, except that it's a case
of "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Nor will I give you my opinion about the CEOs and the chair-
men of the boards who make millions as they lay off thousands
while outsourcing to foreign countries.
Last, but not the least, when I watch television and a political
ad comes on, I can't press the mute button fast enough. The candi-
dates might be church-goers, but just to get votes, because when
they go out on the campaign trail they don't sound like Christians
to me. Did they ever hear the adage I was brought up on, "If you
can't say anything good about a person, don't say anything,"?
I'm most radical about people who don't attend church but call
themselves Christians. I no longer can attend church, but my
adopted family never sits down for a meal without giving thanks to
God for what He has given us. Personally I try to thank my care-
giver or any other person who makes my life more comfortable.
Quoting from the "Good News" publication, "The Prize Under
the Rock":
"On the road in front of his palace, a king had his guards place
a large rock. Staying hidden, the king watched to see how passers-
by handled the obstruction. Most travelers simply walked around
it. A few tried to roll the rock, but found it difficult to dislodge.
They gave up and went on their way.
"Eventually, a peasant pushing a cart full of vegetables
stopped. He put hig full strength behind the stone and pushed. It
didn't budge. Undeterred, he pushed again and felt some move-
ment. He pushed again and again until he finally moved the rock
off the path.
"When it started on his way again, he glanced down and saw
a leather bag where the rock had been. He picked up the bag,
opened it, and discovered it was filled with gold coins. There was
also a note from the king. It said that anyone who found the bag
could have the money.
"The winners in life are those who work faithfully until the
barriers to fulfillment are removed. Be faithful until death, and I
will give you the crown of life. Rev. 2:10 NSRV."
Now I'll give you a bit of humor:
A British cartoon in the publication "Punch" portrayed a man
praying at his bedside. He said to the Lord, "Is there some way You
could help me, but make it look like I did it all myself?"
Remember, God loves you and you, and so do I.
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held its monthly meeting on
Oct. 13 at New Hope Baptist
Church social hall. Marissa
Shivers, president, called the
meeting to order. Micaela Klein
held the American flag and
Tyler Pella led the pledge.
Hunter Gibson held the 4-H
flag and Shelby Albritton led
the pledge.
Leah Weeks, treasurer, gave
the treasurer's report.
Monica Stevenson, leader,
reminded the members that the
Foundation BBQ tickets were
due and that the 4-H manuals
were available. She also handed
out the guidelines for exhibits at
the county fair. Members were
encouraged to enter something.
New business of the evening
consisted of the club voting to
ring the bell for the Salvation
Army and to do a canned food
drive. The club set a goal of 200
cans. The meeting was adjoined
and small groups began.
The knitting group did "fin-
ger" knitting as demonstrated
by Shannyn Robertson. The
craft group was run by Jeri Kay
Walker and they made scare-
crows out of terra cotta pots.
The cooking group had a
demonstration by Eric Klein
and Kaitlyn Shaw on how to
prepare Fiesta Taco Salad. The
group enjoyed eating their
efforts! The cooking group also
reviewed their calendar of up-
coming events.
Refreshments were provided
by the Klein and Shaw families.
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Sid Crews
Reporter

GREEN ACRES
The Green Acres 4-H Club
had their monthly meeting on
Oct. 9. Refreshments were
brought by the Sargents and the
Andrews and the new club
members received their club T-
shirts.
We watched a movie clip
about Operation Christmas


Child that showed how to wrap
the shoe boxes and what kinds
of gifts to and not to put in the
shoe boxes. Last year the club
packed 28 shoe boxes and this
year the club's goal is 50 shoe
boxes. The club is packing shoe
boxes at their next meeting on
Nov. 13.
On Oct. 10, Green Acres
catered the Peace River Valley
Citrus Growers Association
Estimation Breakfast for the
club's main fundraiser and the
club earned $500.
On Oct. 14 two of the club's
senior members, Joshua Sargent
and Naomi Erekson, helped
serve at the Farm Bureau Ban-
quet at Torrey Oaks.
On Oct. 31, the club is going
to Paynes Creek State Park for a
field trip on butterfly observa-
tion. The club is considering a
butterfly display at the Hardee
County Fair next year.
Green Acres is open to any
home-schoolers who are inter-
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
Wheelbarrow Pushers Reach
Halfway Mark: Wauchula's
wheelbarrow pushers, Joe
Hines and Jim Deal, are resting
at the halfway mark on their
way to Chicago. They will
spend a few days in Atlanta
while Hines recuperates from a
bad foot.
Hays Has Announced For
City Clerk Place: W.G. Hays,
for the last several years city
clerk and tax collector for the
city of Wauchula, this week for-
mally announced his candidacy
for re-election in the city elec-
tion to be held Nov. 7.
Wauchulan Flies From Atlan-
ta To Chicago: A trip by motor
to Atlanta and an airplane trip
from the Georgia city to Chi-
cago was the experience of
R.O. Evans, well-known Wau-
chulan, who returned home
Sunday after an absence of 10
days.
Party On Hallowe'en To Be
At Ball Field: Youngsters of
Wauchula and vicinity are
eagerly looking forward to next
Tuesday night and the annual
Hallowe'en party staged by the
Wauchula Lions Club. Numer-
ous prizes will be given out,
including the award for oddest
costume.
Wauchula Is Chosen For
State Gathering: At the annual
convention of the Phi Delta
Kappa fraternity in Jacksonville
last week, Wauchula was select-
ed as the convention city for the
1934 meeting. The convention
will take place here next April,
the date to be announced later.
Hardee County Sportsmen
Asked To Meet On Monday:
President Don Williams has
announced a meeting of the
Hardee County Game & Fish
Protective Association for Mon-
day night, Oct. 20, at the court-
house.
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'Daisy Chain' Only Hot Item
On Nov. 4 Ballot: The Novem-
ber general election rolls a-
round again Tuesday with noth-
ing on the ballot to arouse much
local interest except a jumble of
rather meaningless words head-
ed Constitutional Amendment
of Article XVII.
First Rodeo In Years Will
Kick Off Hardee Fair; Fat Stock
Show Scheduled: Hardee Coun-
ty's first rodeo in over 15 years
will get Fair Week off to a fast
and furious start in Wauchula
next Saturday and Sunday.
Two Council Seats, Engineer
To City At Stake Tuesday:
Voters in Wauchula will go to
the polls Tuesday to elect three
councilmen and three election
board members. All three in-
cumbents, Irvin LaRue, Grady
Smith and T.C. Hornsby, are
seeking reelection.
Wildcats Meet Dade City
Here: The Hardee High Wild-
cats tackle another of the top
SWFC teams tonight when the
Dade City Pirates invade the
local lair at 8. The Cats jour-
neyed to Haines City last Friday
night and had a first-hand, pain-
ful demonstration of how foot-
ball should be played.
Wauchula Council Refuses
To Consider Investigating Sale
Of Power Plant: The Wauchula
City Council warmed up a cool
night with one of its hottest ses-
sions of the year this week, but
all the sound and fury signified
nothing, except to prove that all
seven councilmen are unalter-
ably opposed to parting with the
city power plant.
Zolfo Elects Three New
Councilmen And New Clerk:
Zolfo Springs has three new
councilmen and a new city
clerkand tax assessor as a result
of Sunday's city election. Elect-
ed to the Town Council were
Doyle Bryan, Clarence Howze
and Luther Sasser.
25 YEARS AGO
New Event At County Fair:
This year the county fair will
host an ATC Moto Cross Race
in the covered arena at the fair-
grounds on Saturday. The race
course will consist of jumps,
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en Season: The Hardee Junior


whoop-T-do's and S curves.
About 50 riders from here and
outside the county are expected
to participate.
Council Moves Swiftly To
Annex Legion Property: The
Wauchula Council is moving
swiftly to make sure it does not
make the same mistake it made
with the Wauchula Plaza and
over developments years ago.
The council approved giving
Julius Johnson special conces-
sions if he will request annexa-
tion into the city.
8 Compete For 4 Posts In
Wauchula Election: Wauchula
voters will have to choose three
councilmen and a mayor from
among the candidates running.
Folks will have to decide
among E.J. Wilson, Jim Stall-
ings, Sara Bushaw, Henry Gra-
ham, Buck Buchanan, Gerald
Delaney, Joe Worley and Mar-
shall Nuccio.
Locally Shot Movie Opens In
Gainesville: "The Enchanted,"
a movie filmed mostly in
Hardee County, will open in
Gainesville on Nov. 11, accord-
ing to Carter Lord, director and
executive producer. "The En-
chanted" is a Southern folk tale.
Hardee Plays Red Devils Fri-
day Nite: The Hardee Wildcats
will play an important 2-A dis-
trict football game Friday night
at Avon Park against the Red
Devils. Hardee is 5-1 overall
and 3-0 in district play.
Doyle Parker And Local
Farm Bureau Receive Awards
At State Convention: Doyle
Parker, president of Hardee
County Farm Bureau, was hon-
ored for his outstanding leader-
ship at the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation's 42nd annual con-
vention.
10 YEARS AGO
ZS Voters OK New Town
.Charter: A whopping 31 voters
flocked to the polls Monday as
Zolfo Springs residents consid-
ered a new charter for the town.
It was 22 for and nine against.
General Election Decides Lo-
cal Race: Hardee County's 12
precinct polling places will
open once again this Tuesday
from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. In the
general election, local voters
will decide who will be their
District 2 county commissioner.
On the ballot will be Gary
Delatorre and Clifton "Nick"
Timmerman.
SWauchula's Ward II To Pick
Councilman: Wauchula elec-
tions Tuesday are limited to one
race. When qualifying ended.
Oct. 9, only one City Council
member faced opposition. Ward
II Councilman David Royal is
opposed by the Rev. Jimmy
Morse for a four-year term.
Junior 'Cats Control Mul-
berry: The Hardee junior varsi-
ty Wildcats won the battle of
the conversion tallies last week.
The JV Cats made all three two-
point conversions, while the
Junior Panthers made none.
YMCA's Leader Speaks To
Lions Club: Cass White, execu-
tive director of Hardee County
YCMA, has recently started a
$550,000 expansion project.
About 65 to 70 children ages 5
to 12 are in the agency's after-
school program.


High School softball team has
bettered last year's record. The
Hardee girls ran through the


1998 season with barely a
threat, topping the 1997 season
record of 7-1.


ALEJANDRO MORENO SOLIS
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BA immaculate home with
many extras. Home was built
in 2000 and all appliances are
included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $143,900.


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


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


Realtor i3
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144


www.floresrealty.net


Oralia D. Flores


A must see! 3BR 2BA CB home with utility storage open carport
- over 2,600 sq ft under roof with over 1,900 sq ft living area.
Central air/heat Well kept Easy maintenance Located approx-
imately 2 miles west of Wauchula on 6.63 acres of good land with
hard road frontage on two sides. $325,000.00
One acre with 3BR CB home located on Ralph Smith Road -
Savings on utilities room for a garden. $110,000.00
Townhouse 2BR/1.5BA home in Wauchula Over 1,100 sq ft of liv-
ing area Central air/heat. This is cheaper than rent In fact you
may want to buy and rent as an investment only $49,000.00
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
cqrs also if you are an empty nester you can trade down.
Locations Zolfo Springs Wauchula Bowling Green and
Wauchula Hills -

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


John Freeman (863) 781-401
Steve Lanier (863) 559-93!
Jason Johnson (863) 781-37:


After hours
84 Lisa Douglas
92 Jessie Sambrano
34 Noey Flores


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


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:l1tfc


TWIN WOOD, DOUBLE top, trun-
dle bottom, shelves, computer
space, $300. 863-245-8192.
10:30p,
DAYBED PINK RAIL AND mat-
tress, $40. 863-445-0093. 10:30p


OAK DINING SET W/6 chairs,
good condition, $125 or OBO.
735-0831. 10:30p

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WOMAN TO WORK with develop-
mentally disabled ladies, part-
time, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Call Edna
767-0374. 10:30-11:6p
TODDLER TEACHER NEEDED 40
hour training preferred 40 hour'
week. 773-4701. 10:23-30c


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 our24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
Youi musfmeet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.































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* 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. Ac:1 8







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3180 Edwards Peace Drive
2005 3BR 2B Mobile Home $105,000.
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1194 Dansby Road
3BR 2 1/2 B on 23 acres $500,000




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SHERRCK SONE AVI ERELCID HN
78-143 71-036 (94)37-64


ISLAND OF ADVENTURE now
hiring CDAs, 40 hrs with clear-
ance. Also, hiring non-experi-
enced childcare workers, 767-
0800. 10:16-30c

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3BR/2BA, 1/2 ACRE, 540 Orange.
Ave., Joe L Davis Subdivision.
SAppointment showing. 773-3787,
781-1982. 10:23-11:20D


3BR/2BA, NEW CONSTRUCTION,
ceramic tile. Owner will finance.
832-1984. 10:30-11:27p
1992, 78'X14', 3BR/2BA mobile
home, appliances included,
including lot. Motivated seller
773-4686. 10:23-30p
4BR/2-1/2BA PLUS bonus room
on 9 1/2 acres. 863-773-4207,
863-781-5595. 10:16-11:6c


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(863) 773-2128
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JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL


56 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove, power unit, micro-jet,
good rd frontage. Desoto Co.
$780,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
pasture in Zolfo Springs is
fenced; currently used for cat-
tle grazing. Now $120,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
improved, fenced pastureland
on Abendhoff Rd. $140,000!
2.84 acs in the city of Wau-
chula zoned R-3, multi-family
residential. City utilities avail-
able. Property has 386 ft of
road frontage & is 345 ft
deep. $150,000!
Large 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor
home w/fenced back yard sits
on 0.25 ac. $140,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag ex-
emption, pond, some woods, 4"
well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
Charming Florida-style
3BR/2BA home w/large back-
yard, gazebo, front & back
porches, workshop & shed.
Beautifully remodeled interior
w/high ceilings, wood laminate
floors, new windows, 2 fire-
places. Quiet street close to
downtown. $150,000!


(863) 832-0130


See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Beautiful 4BR/2BA CB home
has 3,500+SF under roof. Sits
on secluded 5 acs w/landscap-
ing & private rd access. Home
has large attached garage.
Workshop w/affixed carport &
half-bath. $250,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
weekend getaway! Small cabin
on 22.8 acs of pastureland,
fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
diameter well. NOW $220,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Resident-
ial lot in Lake Placid near Lake
Francis and Lake June is
107ftX102ft. Great for home-
site or investment. $20,000!

New Construction in Zolfo
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB, 1700
SF, carport, large yard, tile &
carpet. $159,500!

Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
Culvert in place! $168,000!

Attractive 4BR/2.5BA brick
home in Golfview Subdivision
on 1 ac, includes central vacu-
um, gas fireplaces inground
pool, Jacuzzi tub. Listed for
$299,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL..................781-3490
IONICA REAS............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON.........832-0130
SJUANDELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.. 863-412-4379

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



LOST In Ft. Green area,
small/med. brown, male dog with
fluffy, curved tail, wearing red col-
lar. 781-0573. 10:30p
FOUND YORKIE mix female,
near Hardee Animal Clinic. Call
773-2424 (days) or 773-4672
(nights) to identify. 10:30nc
LOST 2 black cows, Industrial
Park, new school area. REWARD
info to return or for return. 781-
1715,773-9276. 10:16-11:13p

Tongue prints are as unique
as fingerprints.


COMPUTER TABLES, large 4 ft x
2-1/2, open spaced, like new on
rollers, full keyboard shelf, open
storage shelf at bottom, $50. 773-
0936. 10:30p
CAR DOLLY TRAILER, new; wash-
er & dryer, like new, half price.
863-368-1457. 10:30-11:6p
MOTORCYCLE 2002 HONDA
Shadow 750, $2,500. OBO. 863-
445-0708. 10:30-11:27p
FOOT CONTROLLED MOTOR
GUIDE trolling motor, 70 Ib.
thrust, used one time too big for
my boat. 375-2519. 10:30p
6' ROLLAVATOR, $500, Mr.
Higgabotham. 767-1205.
10:23-30p
52-R SPORTS ART stationary
bike, $1,500 new, will sell $500.
863-781-7089. 10:16-11:13p


56" RCA HDTV, $500 OBO. 832-
1560. 10:23-30p
36" COMMERCIAL MOWER, walk
behind, electric start, 15 hours
1/2 price, $995. 941-724-1629.
10:2-30p



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
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


HANDYMAN

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CALL TODAY
FOR DETAILS

239.340.3968
Must carry Worker's
Compensation & Liability
Insurance for work in
DeSoto, Hardee & Charlotte
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2007 3BR/2BA, 1 ACRE,
McDonald Rd., Wauchula. 781-
3432. 10:30p
CHARLIE CREEK 1015 Bluejay,
3BR/2BA, 2005 mobile home,
stove, refrigerator, $57,500.
Owner pays closing cost. 941-
627-2769. 10:9tfc
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


Surveillance Systems
SALES & INSTALLATION
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Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates
(863) 234-2234|
State Certlfied Building Controltor
Lic., *CBCl1256401
Wauchula. Florida


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
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALEIII 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



PERSONAL PROPERTY of Ashley
White will be sold pursuant to
warehousemen's lien. Said sale
will be at The Wauchula Storage
Shack, 112 Carlton St., Wauchula,
FL, on the back side at 9:00 a.m.
on Nov. 8, 2008. 10:30-11:6c



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


a--
MALE CHIHUAHUA, 1st shots, 3-
month, $175. 773-2668. 10:30p
FOUR ADORABLE KITTENS. Call
773-9215 or stop by All Creatures
Animal Hospital. 10:30-11:6c
DOG GROOMER All breeds,
20+ years experience, knowl-
edge of hand stripping, home-
based. 773-4528, 773-4908.
10:16-11:13p
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh



FOR SALE BY OWNER -82 acres,
income producing property,
planted pines, hardwoods, beau-
tiful creek, deer and great hunt-
ing, near major highway, close to
Eufalla, Alabama, $3,800 per.
acre. 863-441-0682. 10:30-11:6p
FOR SALE BY OWNER Popash!
area, on Popash curve, -over 700'
road frontage, 7 acres, 6" well,:
zoned agricultural, $98,000. 863-
441-0682. 10:30-11:6p
A healthy adult takes about
23,000 breaths a day.


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(863*78-300 or781309


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

MAKE AN OFFER OWNER MOTIVATED!
3B/1Bth home on large lot; central H/A,
screened porch, outside storage. $98,500
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
GREAT VALUE! This comfortable and cozy
3B/2Bth home is located on large lot in quiet
setting just outside city limits; wood deck,
enclosed porch, wood burning fireplace; sepa-
rate entrance to family room with additional
kitchen. $155,000
Corner lot with 3B/1Bth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. $155,000
Homes of Merit D/W on 17.22 acres; 3B/2Bth;
tile and carpet floors; deck and 16x54 pole
bgrn. $340,000
14.74 Acre Tract Nice sloping tract, very well
.drained; large pond and some native trees;
excellent home site. $195,000


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

HOME WITH LOTS OF CHARM! Tall ceil-
ings, hardwood floors and large rooms are just
some of the features in this 3B/2Bth home locat-
ed in Wauchula; zoned commercial. $99,900

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

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

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
way 17 frontage. $100,000

LET US HELP YOU BUYlOR-ELL
YOUR PROPERTY


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
, ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
____________________________________________U


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING; RIKAI. .TATI RkpI. EAS. N'
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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


Richard Dasher


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

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!!!

SUN N LAKES SUBDIVISION!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home. This property is approved for ExpressPath
Financing. Please contact listing agent for more
information!! $84.50

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.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Only $92.500!! With front
porch and large fenced back yard. In nice neigh-
borhood on First Street!!!

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.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750.000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!!
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 desired, within
City of Wauchula $72.500. c110:30


Hardee Car Company

Buy Here ~ Pay Here

20% Off

if paying Cash
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Wauchula Hills OFF Wauchula
Corner of Hwy 17 (across from
and REA Rd. any Vehicle First National Bank)
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Maria Billy Hill, Owner Ruby
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Well maintained CB country home on 11 acres; 3B/1Bth;
terrazzo and wood floors; large fireplace; enclosed porch;
perfect garden spot; flowing creek on property.

MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! $225,000

Lambert Realty

863-773-0007
__________.c1l10:30c


LAKE LOTELA!!! 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home with
enclosed inground pool. Completely remodeled
with brand new stainless steel appliances including
stove, refrigerator, built in microwave oven, dish-
washer, washer and dryer. Granite countertops in
kitchen and bathrooms. 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
ZOLFO SPRINGS!! This 3/2 is close to shopping,
has fenced back yard, Central A/H, new roof.
$59,900.
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 and native vegeta-
tion. $82,500!!






October 30, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


APT. & HOUSES FOR RENT. 773-
0881. 10:30c
:DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
Neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $600
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
10:30-11:6c
HOME 5 ACRES in Zolfo, 2,100
square feet, year old, 5BR/3BA,
major appliances, $1,200, first,
last, security. 941-286-2055.
10:30-11:27p
VERY CLEAN 1BR/1BA, no pets,
no smoking, $575 month, $500
security. 781-1528. 10:23tfc
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


3BR/2BA/1CG new const., vault-
"dI ceilings, must see, $800 month
.. 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
,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 Hungry. 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


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
placed with us. cit0:30c


EMPLOYEE
,.EASING
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Robby Albritton
SPayroll 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
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HELP WANTED
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full range of education and health services for infant,
toddler and preschool children. Four year degree in
Early Childhood or related field. Bilingual
(English/Spanish) preferred. Able to work flexible
hours, occasional evenings and varying daytime shifts.
Must have a Florida dyiver's license. Send resume to
Noemi Vasquez Hard;e Area, 614 North Florida Ave.
'Wauchula, FL 33873 or email noemil@rcma.org.
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Warehouse Position Part Time
(Wauchula)
4 am 10 am
Qualified Applicants Please
Call
863-528-1094
must be able to lift 80 Ibs.
10:30p


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



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719 Green Street
3BR, 1 Bath,

inground pool
will help with closing

781-1062
cl10:30c


4BR/1 LARGE BATH, 483 Circle
Drive, $950 monthly. Call if Inter-
ested Stacy 781-1965 or Richard
863-255-3330. 10:30-11:27p
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. 10:30p
APT. FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, $650
monthly includes utilities.
Located at 7 North Bloxham, Ft.
Meade. 863-7561. 10:30p
ONE BEDROOM TRAILER Hwy.
62, couple only, no pets, $350
monthly, $150 security. 773-4726.
10:30p
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc


1020 Makowski
Wauchula, FL
863-773-6(
< TDD 800-545
EUA "-Do" ext. 386
OPPORTUM11V


W1T APARTMENT FOR RENT, 306
Peace Drive, $500/mo. Call 239-
707-3642. 10:23-11:20p
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.
SSe habla espanol.
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ATTENTION The Federal Fair
SHousing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


We Repair All Brands Of
Lawn Mowers Golf Carts ATVs
Chainsaws Grove Carts Trimmers etc.

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829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


863-375-4081
863-474-1172


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* CUSTOM MADE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL
* UP TO 70% OFF ON VERTICAL BLINDS
* ESPAOL

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JC's
Bees and Pollination, Inc.


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


Pollination Services
Watermelons
Cucumbers
Blueberries
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Tire Technician


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Summer
Specials


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Tires


773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
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I WILL BABYSIT IN MY HOME,
midnight shift. 781-5079. 10:30p
ib ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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LOOKING FOR EXTRA work after
4 p.m. on weekdays and anytime
on weekends. Call 773-9284.
10:30p
TRACTOR MOWING, bushhog-
ging, reasonable rates. Call 941-
730-8180 if no answer leave a
message. 10:16-11:13p
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
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
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contracted DJJ facility in Bowling
Green/Hardee County. Must have
a CAP, LHMC, LCSW., or LFMT. No
Exceptions. Fax resumes to HR
at (813) 909-8476 or email to
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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 c=Ic


514 West Bay St.

3BR/3B 3,460 sq feet

Will help with closing

781-1062 C110:30C



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 FI. 33873. cI10:23.30c


Pollination Agreements with Written Contract.
$50 per colony 10:16-12:18p


Wauchula Garden

Apartments

accepting applications for
1, 2, & 3 bedroom apts.


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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
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
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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. 10:30-11:6p


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For Qualified Low
Income Families Call
Or Write To:
Centro Campesino
516 Avenida Del Maiz
South Bay, FL 33943


ELLEN'S THRIFT SHOP 4709 N.
Central, BG, across from tain
depot. Lots and lots of new and
used Items. 10:30p
MOVING SALE 22" roll laminat-
ing machine, $350; commercial
kitchen mixer, $300 and lots of
household items. 4048 Sunset
Drive, Zolfo Springs. 10:30p
4-FAMILY 1289 Kelly Court
behind Tropicana Motel, Saturday
a.m., brand name kids, juniors,
adult clothing, shoes, belts, purs-
es, dishes, pans, household
Items. 10:30p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 208 S.
4th Ave., Wauchula. 10:30p
SATURDAY- 9 til ?, Edna's Place,
liquidating lots of Items, all types
of clothes, winter, summer, mens,
women, boys, girls, $1 for all
you can get in a bag. We have gas
cook stoves and all kinds of
heaters, gas and electric, large
wooden office desk and beautiful
checkout counter. 10:30c
SATURDAY 362 Altman Rd.,
Wauchula. Furniture, car seat,
clothes and housewares. 10:30p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 4726 Bryan
Ave., Bowling Green. Lots of stuff.
10:30p


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 2329 CR
664A, 8-2, lots of kids clothes.
10:30p
SATURDAY 8-7, 918 Airport
Road, past landfill. 10:30p .
SATURDAY 8-12, 208 Riverside
Drive, antlgues, glassware, plus
size clothing, car seats, South-
western decor and more. 10:30p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 4827
Bryan, Bowling Green, house-
hold, clothes, microwave, dish-
washer, act. 10:30p
SATURDAY 8-2, Little Charlie
Creek RV Park, 1850 Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula. Lots of
Items at different lots. 10:30p
SATURDAY 7-?, State Farm
parking lot. 10:30p
MULTI-FAMILY Saturday, 8-12,
710 North Ohio Ave., Wauchula.
10:30p


SATURDAY 7:30-2:00, 3951
Murray Rd., Bowling Green,
behind Church of God off Hwy.
17. 10:30p
FRIDAY 116 S. 2nd Ave.,
Wauchula, baby items and much
more, 8-12. 10:30p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8 till ?,
many collectibles, 3208 Perdue
Rd., Wauchula. 10:30p
THURS./FRI./SAT. 8 to 4, 314
North 4th Ave., Wauchula behind
Ace Hardware. 10:30p
SATURDAY 8 till 4, misc. items,
Corner of 802 Seminole &
Strickland, Wauchula. 10:30p
SATURDAY HUGE YARD SALE,
8-?, North Wauchula Elementary
School. 10:30p
MULTI-FAMILY for mission trip
fund, Lydia's House, Saturday, 8
am-1 pm, 601 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula. 10:30c
SATURDAY 7-?, 915 N. 6th Ave.,
multi-family. 10:30-11:6p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7 North
Bloxham Ave., Ft. Meade. Lots of
misc. 10:30p
SATURDAY 627 South 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, 8-3, washer and dryer,
furniture, clothes, toys. 10:30p


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W. B. Olliff, Jr.,


Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478


Free Estimates
Insured 30+ years experience


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10 Acres
Perfect For Dream Home
High & Dry Well Included

$125,000
3010 Methodist Church Rd.

954-324-5732 o
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K-MAC MACHINERY & SERVICE, LLC
Full Machine Shop
Welding & Metal Fabrication '
Lathe & Mill Work
Hydraulic Hoses
Site Work /
Brake and Shear
. Heavy Duty Drilling & Boring
Perry T. Knight Owner/Operator
Office 863-767-1333 Cell 863-781-0145
- 640 South 6th Avenue Wauchula, FL 33873



LONEs TAR
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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PARKER FILL DIRT


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16 yards)
$100/Load
tllhin 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fnll Top Sod.IHard Pan
Hardee Countl Area onyl


* 4BR/2BA, Zoned Commercial. Hwy 17, South of bowling
alley, Wauchula. $135,000.
* 3BR/2BA 2005 Mobile Home on 1 acre, Hwy 64 W., Zolfo
Springs. Totally furnished. $80,000.
* 2BR/1BA, Townsend St., Wauchula. $54,000.
* 3BR/2BA, totally remodeled, Florida Ave., Wauchula.
$149,000.
* 3BR/2BA, doublewide, Downing Circle, Wauchula. Owner
Anxious. $69,000. c10:30c


Topsy St


ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN A REAL ESI

NEW HOUSE

CONTRACT PENDING






PrThis doublewide mobile
oon app. 5 acres beautiful
have to see the
NEW LISTING 2 Sto
"":r 'Zolfo Springs 5 BR
12 'CONTRACT PENDIN(
Priced at $155,000, the Sago Palm is a beautiful example App. 58 AC. Great for
of original design by ). Conerly E Associates and the quality Beautiful building lot.
construction of EMBR Construction & Development. Features Owner financing availa
include three bedrooms, two tiled baths, upscale kitchen 5 acres all fenced, High
with designer wood cabinets, granite countertops, 1 ac. with app.296 ft
Whirlpool appliances, cathedral ceilings, colonial trim, two cw app
car garage, energy efficiency and much more. The Sago Two 1-acre lots in bi
Palm can be viewed daily at 426 Palmetto Street in
Bowling Green.
For private showings and financing information call
863-77l *
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ee
TATE

Topsy See









Some is nestled underflowing oaks and sits
rlly landscaped with stocked pond. You really
e beauty here to believe it. $144,900.
ory older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17
2 Bath. $125.000 Reduced to $105,000.
3
development property. High and dry.
Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
ible. $75,000.
and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
road frontage. $39,000.
beautiful setting in Bowling Green. $29,900

Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


SThe baby carriage was invented in 1848 by a New Yorker
named Charles Burton. His earliest model was a large box with
four wheels and a'handle attached to it. It wasn't a hit in
America, however, and Burton moved to Britain. Queen'
Victoria took a liking to his invention and other moms soon fol-
lowed suit.


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We are conducting a marketing.survey in Hardee
County to determine the service feasibility in the
area. We provide monthly swimming pool mainte-
nance and repairs. Our expert service is backed by
over 20 years of experience and customer satisfac-
tion is guaranteed.
Contact Us At
(941) 270-7659
or g
clear-perception-pools @ comcast.net o
License # 1310


Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ci8:2uc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


Hardee Car Company


STOP!

You Pay
NO Finance No Interest

Buy Here ~ Pay Here

20% Off if paying Cash

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Wauchula Hills, $5 0 OFF Wauchula
Comer of Hwy 17 9.J I (acroa from
and REA Rd. Filat National Bank)
and REA Rd. I any Vehicle k)
773-2011 1 with coupon 1 773-6667
lwith lloupolll


Ruby Billy Hill, Owner Maria

Now Late Model Cars & Trucks
2004 Ford Ext. Cab


2004 Ford Taurus
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2004 Chevy Malibu


2002 Chevy Impala
2002 Dodge Ram
2002 Chevy Van


c110:30c


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
l Lamps $17,100-Barstools $39 ip,
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 ip,
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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DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *Tree Removal*
*Stump Removal Dragline.
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell* Clay *Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415


608 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula

$89,900

Will help with closing


781-1062


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Coiilt)letc
Tree Scrvice.


Death, is this the guardian
that bids us all behave?
Notfear of what we might become
but horror of the grave?

But death is not the enemy,
the enemy is sin.
It dims the light of hope and love
that God put deep within.

The misty morn of mankind,
a little child is born.
We greet with joy and gladness,
the Bible tells us, "mourn."

Noon tide finds man busy,
his treasure house to fill.
Forgetting sometimes those we love,
our greatest treasure still.

Then evening is upon us,
we did not hear it come.
Others now must change the world,
and hear the distant drums.

And so we stand, and backward look.
But we are not alone,
the hand that holds the universe,
now reaches for our own.

Kitty Oden
Wauchula
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.


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PAGE ONE


Cross Country Lowers Times HJHS Softball Season Ends


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Ten Hardee Cross Country
runners shaved seconds to min-
utes off their best times.
In two meets last week, sev-
eral boys and girls cut their
times significantly as they pre-
pare for upcoming district com-
petition Nov. 3-5.
Before that, there is a final
regular season meet today
(Thursday), at Hardee Lakes,
with Sebring, Walker Academy
and DeSoto the visitors.
District 2A-5 competition is
in Tampa and includes Avon
Park, Bartow, Clearwater Cen-
tral Catholic, Frostproof, Tam-
pa Holy Names (girls), Tampa
Jesuit (boys), Lake Wales, Rus-
kin Lennard, Mulberry, Daven-
port Ridge, Tampa Robinson,
St. Pete Catholic, Sebring,
Riverview Spoto, Tampa
Catholic and the new Lakeland


Teneroc.
Regional competition is Nov.
13-15 in Estero and the state
meet is Nov. 22 in Dade City.
In the first of two meets last
week, both Hardee boys and
girls lost only to Sebring, beat-
ing Lake Placid, Walker and
Moore Haven squads. Thurs-
day, the Hardee boys had only
four varsity runners present, not
enough for a team score. The
girls results fqr Thursday were
not available at press time.
For the boys, Pablo Macias
had his best time of the season
at 29.22, down from his previ-
ous best of 31.40. Tony
Martinez likewise dropped to
23.19, down from a high of
27.00.
Murad Ottallah has run in the
19-minute range all season, his
lowest being 19.11. He came in
last week at 19.34. Juan
Rodriguez also dropped his


time to 21.36, better than a high
of 26.17.
For the Hardee girls, four of
five runners dropped their times
last Thursday. Brianna Aguila
came in at 25.48, when she
started the season at 28.42.
Alma Alvarez was in at 28:50 ,
lower that an high of 32.28.
Daisy Escoto ran a 27.20, after
a high of 36.16 earlier in the
season.
Mesqua Fields was at 29.18,
where she once ran at 35.01 ear-
lier this year. Finally, Nancy
Conejo came to the flag at
31.58, not her best time of the
season, which was 30.21.
Junior high runners Brandon
Beatty and Leah Cisneros also
did well. Beatty finished at
21.22, his best time this season,
where he has seen a high of
23.36. Cisneros was in at 31.36,
considerably lower than her
high of 37.10.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
School softball squad finished
its season last week.
The junior Lady Wildcats had
a successful season with an 8-2
record, their best since Head
Coach Sharri Knight took the
reins.
"We've made steady im-
provement. We'll miss our
eighth graders, but have a
strong group of upcoming sev-
enth and eighth graders. The
recreation league helps a lot.
Our goal is to prepare the play-
ers for college scholarships.
We have pitchers who go to
pitching coaches and play trav-
el ball, while some other teams
are hurting with their pitching.
The girls have been very appre-
ciative of the community peo-
ple behind us," commented
Knight.
She will lose eighth graders
Jessica Harrison, Kayla Nich-
ols, Katelyn Rowe, Danika
Briones and superlative pitcher
Kayla Knight, who is the
coach's daughter. They will go


on to the high school level to
make their mark.
Coming back are seventh
graders, which includes reserve
pitcher Karlee Henderson, Kate
Thomas, Ana Galvez, Brooke
Tyson, Summer Sisum, Addi-
son Aubry and Brooke Knight-,
a good nucleus of the 2009
team.
Hardee split its final two
games of the season, losing to
nemesis DeSoto and winning at
Hill-Gustat.
Against DeSoto at home,
Hardee hoped to avenge its
early-season nine-inning 5-4
loss to the Lady Panthers of
DeSoto Middle School. This
game was another pitchers' duel
between DeSoto's Katelyn
Johnson and Hardee's Kayla
Knight. This time around,
Johnson won again, keeping the
Hardee batters in check.
Both teams were three up,
three down in the first inning.
DeSoto picked up one run in the
second inning on a double and
steals. That 1-0 margin lasted
until the fifth inning, when
DeSoto plated four runs on an


outburst. A combination of a
walk, uncharacteristic errors
and timely hitting made it a 5-0
game.
Hardee was able to push
home a run in the home half of
the seventh, and final, inning on
an error and Thomas hit.
Hardee had better fortune last
Thursday at Hill-Gustat Middle
School in Sebring. There, the
Eagle pitching was not so
strong, and Hardee combined a
Kayla Knight homer, Brooke
Tyson triple, several singles and
several walks for a gradually
increasing score in the 17-3
win.
Hardee scored eight runs in
the top of the second and Hill-
Gustat got one in the bottom of
that inning. Hardee added twin
tallies in the third and four more
in the fourth frame. Hill-Gustat
plated a pair of runs in the bot-
tom of the fourth.
Hardee got its final trio of
scores in the top of the fifth by
Harrison, Briones and Rowe.
Hill-Gustat batters went down
in order, ending the game on the
15-run rule.


Arnold Lanier


for


Sheriff of


Hardee County


PROVEN, TRUSTED LEADERSHIP

Crime is not only the bottom line

measure of performance for law

enforcement today, nor is it the only

standard to determine success. Today

with the economic restraints and

increased demands for law

enforcement, resources will be put to

the test. WE will continue to serve the

community and control crime

continuously, compassionately, and

consistently.

It will take experience, dedication, and

determination to continue to make

Hardee County the best community.-

I would appreciate your vote on

November 4, 2008.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Arnold Lanier, Democrat, for Hardee County Sheriff.
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S (USPS 578-780)

Thursday, October 30, 2008
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider for final approval Ordinances
Number 2008-03 at the regular City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
November 11, 2008 at City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida starting at
7:00 p.m.

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN,
SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #08-02-CIE";
SPECIFICALLY TO REVISE THE ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
ELEMENT AND UPDATE THE CITY'S 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
PLAN; TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Interested persons can appear and be heard on these Ordinances at the
Commission Meeting. Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be
reviewed or obtained at the office of the City Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to
any matter discussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceed-
ings for such purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
based, per Florida Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to
participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-
2255.
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Randall Mink, Mayor
ATTESTED:
SY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney


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ROYAL VISIT


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School got a visit from the 2007-08 Homecoming Queen,
LeAnna Himrod, on Oct. 9. She was a guest reader for Roxanne Garcia's and Debbie
Morris' classrooms, and it was one of her last appearances as Homecoming Queen
before she crowned the new queen. Pictured are students from Garcia's class, (from
left) Efrain Farias, Regan Tyson, Angelica Gallegos, Himrod, Elijah Williams, Max
Castillo, David Reyna and Juan Molina.









CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold their monthly workshop on Tuesday,
November 4, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at the City Hall located at 225
E. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any person needing to make special
arrangements, please notify the Office of the City Clerk at 863-773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
S/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 10:30c


NOTICE:
This ad shall serve as legal notification of package changes effective December 1, 2008, for
Comcast Cable customers in Highlands, Polk and Hardee Counties.
Starting December 1, 2008, the price for Comcast's Digital Classic tier of service will increase
from $11.95 per month, to $15.95 per month, plus applicable taxes and fees. Twenty-eight
additional channels are being added-to the Digital Classic tier, including Planet Green, History
International, and Fine Living. For a complete listing of channels, please visit www.com-
cast.com.
Starting December 1, 2008, Comcast's Digital Preferred tier will be renamed Digital Classic.
This change will not impact the services or channels that are currently received.
Starting December 1, 2008, the speed of Comcast's 4Mpbs/364Kbps High-Speed Internet
product will change from 4Mpbs/384Kbps to 6Mbps/1Mbps. Additionally, the price will
change from $57.95/mo to $59.95/mo, plus applicable taxes and fees. Modem rental is not
included. If you are currently enjoying a promotion, your current pricing will remain in effect
until its scheduled expiration.
*A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain dig-
ital channels or certain services. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply please
call for details. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.com-
cast.com.
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TAX COLLECTION NOTICE

The certified tax roll for 2008 has been delivered by the Hardee County
Property Appraiser to Zee Smith, Hardee County Tax Collector for collection.
The 2008 tax roll will be open for payment at the Tax Collector's office at 110 W.
Oak St., Room 102, Wauchula, Florida beginning Monday, November 3, 2008
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
The 2008 tax bills will be mailed on October 31, 2008. If you have not
received a tax bill by November 15t, contact the Tax Collector's Office at the
number shown below to request that a bill be mailed to you.

Discounts allowed are:

November ........................... 4%
December ......... ......................... 3%
January ...... .................... ....... 2%
February .................................. 1%
M arch ..................................... Net

After April 1st 3% penalty is charged.

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RECEIPT unless you send a self-
addressed stamped envelope with payment or pay at the Tax Collector's office.

2009 INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes for 2009 Tax Year may be paid
in four installments IF an application is filed with the Tax Collector before May 1,
2009. You must request an application form.
If you are presently paying by the Installment Method, your account will
be automatically renewed for 2009, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to
remove your name. THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO 2008
TAXES.

Zerelda "Zee" Smith
Hardee County Tax Collector
110 W. Oak St., Room 102
Wauchula, FL 33873
hardeecountytaxcollector.com
(863) 773-9144
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JV Football Season Over


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It was a fun group of kids,
and each had a role in practice
and games."
Head coach Rod Smith sum-
marized the 2008 season, which
began with five straight wins
before running into a roadblock
in the final two games.
"We had a real promising
start, battled injuries in spots
where we didn't have a lot of
depth. We'll have several kids
ready to move up to the varsity
level," said Smfth-,as he noted
that Okeechobee had cancelled
the expected season finale set
for this week.
"For the most part, we had a
dedicated group. As a whole,
the kids were very committed.
We weren't flashy, just blue-
collar, tough-it-out kids. When
we lost 21-20 to DeSoto, it was
a hard pill to swallow and took
the wind out of our sails, and it
showed this week,' concluded
Smith.
He was referring to, the 21-9
home loss to Lake Placid last
week. "We seem to be cursed
by the number 25. It was 25 for
DeSoto who hurt us and it was


25 for Lake Placid who hurt us.
Lake Placid scored all three
touchdowns on big plays by no.
25."
In the first quarter, Lake
Placid got first crack at the ball
and went right down the field to
score. Hardee buckled down
and returned the favor to tie the
game 7-7.
Lake Placid was facing a
fourth down and Hardee pre-
pared for the punt return. It was
a fake punt on which the junior
Green Dragons scored. With the
two-point conversion, they led
15-7 at halftime.
It was a defensive third quar-
ter in which neither team could
score, going three and out. But
in the fourth quarter, Dragon
No. 25 took off again for the
final Lake Placid score.
Late in the fourth period,
Hardee had pinned Lake Placid
down deep in its own territory.
The snap to the punter went
over his head and was downed
for a safety, leaving the final
score 21-9.
"I want to thank the parents
for allowing us to work with
their kids, and thank the coach-
es and our kids. Those that


earned reps in practice were
recommended by their position
coaches, and we got them in the
game," summed up Smith.
His assistant coaches were
Barry White, Matt Tinsley,
Andy Judah and Chris Spencer.
Upperclassmen on the squad
were Tre' Anderson, Ryan Blair,
Mary Braddock, Quinton Carl-
ton, Brandon Darley, Jose
Fernandez, Thomas Flores,
Michael Forrester, Jake Grice,
Anthony Hernandez, Andrew
Hunt, Rito Lopez, Kaleb
McVay, Austin Prestridge,
Dillon Rabon, Chase Revell,
Lincoln Saunders, Reggie
Snell, Jimmy Vallejo, Julian
Varela and Kyle Ward.
Freshmen on the squad in-
cluded Caleb Abbott, Jeremy
Almarez, Colby Baker, James
Brown, David Chapa, Dawson
Crawford, Emilio Esquivel,
Deonte Evans, Branddn Fara-
bee, Dylan Farr, Andrew
Hooks, Justin Knight, Carter
Lambert, Devante Lang, Alex
Maldonado, Jeremy Mendoza,
Antonio Moreno, Dalton Rabon
Randall Rivers, Uvaldo San-
chez, Dillon Skitka, Wintz
Terrell and Murrell Winter.


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Donald Gibbs & wife Carla
Carolyn (Dickerson) Gilliard & Marshall Gough
Carolyn (Eures) Davis
Lantie (Conerly) Lathrop
Ray Davis
Bertha (Franks) Stephens
Myrle (Green) Cook & husband Robert
Gerald & Dot (Hurst) Simmons
Pat (Kelly) Partridge
W.M. Marsh & wife Linda
Dorothy (Metheny) Hayward & husband Tom
Barbara (Moye) Casey
Ken Nicholson & wife Barbara
Bonnie' iO'Brvan I Ste\ art d husband Danny
J.R. Prcsridge &A i('e Lisa
Arlene (iIildliamis Conle. / husband iWarren
Karen (Jucknatil Chapman
RickY' warren
Margaret (Walker) .Anderson & husband Bill
Edith (AlcDavid) Phillips & husband Richard
Jentiv r Repetosk i L'llrich
Cnrolin (StephensI Conerlv d I&usband Gene
Bill AbernathYl & ifi/ Sanlra
Arthur Sniimon' & Alarni
Zola Mac iSteplihens Hartman & husband


Earl Smith & wife Diana
Bobby & Trudy (Albritton) Buckley
Ethelene (Cranford) King
Marilyn (Williams) Ford
Dwight Murphy
Grace (Crosby) Cannon
Sidney Davis
Nancy (Grantham) Jackson
C.B. Harden & wife Carmen
Wayne Johns
Freddy Kersey
Betty (Roberts) Reid & husband Ed
Paul Mills
Elmo Redding
Jean (Nobles) Wilson & husband Eddie
Glen Polk & wtife Marie
Joe .nderson & it ife Barbara
Ro\ Goodwin
S\.l ia r Holt I Thornton
Clde Buchannan
Ti' lah (Sapp) Gernh & husband Rick
David Ste\\ art & wife Connie
Daniel Bruce & Li; Johnson
Gary (Moose) Roberts & ife Carol
Addie (Avard) Kinbrill
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Letter To The Editor
A Question For Voters
Regarding Amendment 2
Dear Editor: maybe for a blurb in the court
As many of you know, house report.
Amendment 2 hopes to deny I guess the point I'm trying to
same sex couples the right to make is that legal marriage i
join together as a legally mar- only a small part of the joining
ried couple. It also hopes to of two people in matrimony
deny recognition of any legal And that the legality of a cou
same sex union made in another pie's union in no way affects the
state. Meaning that if a same love they feel for one another.
sex couple gets married in, say, That being said, I've always
Massachusetts, which is 100% had a hard time understanding
legal and binding, they will lose the strong opposition to allow
all rights as a married couple ing for same sex couples t(
upon crossing the Florida state have such a seemingly small
line. thing. So the question I'd like to
Before I get to my question, pose for the many voters o
I'd like to make a small point. Hardee County in support o
Legal marriage affords one the passing Amendment 2 is this:
rights to shared insurance bene- Exactly how would giving
fits, visitation rights at the hos- same sex couples the right to
pital, a voice in deciding care marry legally adversely affec
for one's spouse, and a slightly your lives? If two men shared a
more beneficial tax filing sta- family dental plan, or if twc
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to define a couple's love for and
commitment to one another. A
couple's love for one another
and their commitment to their
relationship is defined by the
vows the couple take at their
ceremony. The only reason cou-
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Programs Change


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
About a quarter of the coun-
ty's nearly 30,000 people live
below the national poverty
level.
That's just one of many facts
in the updated Hardee County
Task Force Strategic Plan
which was approved by the
Hardee County Commission
last week.
Presented by Erin Hess,
Health Department coordinator
and chairman of the Task Force,
the 33-page report describes
how the local task force seeks
funds and coordinates low cost
care for county residents. The
goal is to get residents to go to
one of the local health care
providers rather than wait, get
sicker and have to go to the'
emergency room after hours.
The Task Force has worked
since 1999 to obtain grants for
the Primary Care Network, Dia-
betes Prevention and Control
and Pharmacy Assistance Pro-
grams which helps people live
healthier lives and avoid emer-
gency medical care.
Current members of the Task
Force are Nursing Administra-
tor Marsha Rau, Johnnie
Groomes and Hess from the
Health Department, vice-chair-
man Lauren Canary of Pioneer
Medical Center, retired physi-
cian Dr. Barbara Carlton,
Brenda Morel of Central
Florida Health Care, Ann
Martin of H.O.P.E. (Helping
Older People Enthusiastically)
of Hardee, Linda Adler of
Florida Hospital-Wauchula,
pharmacy assistant Sherry
Taylor and eye doctor Dr. Nick
Timmerman, who is commis-
sion liaison to the Task Force.
The most recent statistics
show median household income.
for the county is $30,200, lower
thiat'the state $38 800'ofiaetiff-i
al $43,300 rates. Almost $30'
percent of county residents
have no health insurance (state
18.2 percent, U.S. 15.6 per-
cent). Over a third of county
households are non-English
speaking. Hardee ranks third in
the state in Hispanic popula-
tion, with persons of Hispanic
or Latino origin now at 35.7
percent.
Only 58 percent of county
residents over age 25 have a
high school diploma, increasing
unemployment rates. Although
an agricultural county (cattle,
citrus, cucumber, eggplant, pep-
pers and tomatoes), it is consid-
ered a labor surplus area.
In addition, the county is des-
ignated a health professional
shortage area and medically
underserved area.
Despite all these weaknesses,
grant. funding has allowed
county medical services to offer
services to reduce obesity, dia-
betes, teen pregnancy and other


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health issues which can require
long-term health care supervi-
sion to live well and successful-
ly.
Goals are to 'have optimal
health outcomes in providing
affordable routine care and low-
ering rates of health care dispar-
ities and hospitalization regard-
less of race, gender or income
level.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
sat as a zoning board and
approved a Special Exception
to locate a commercial office
trailer as a business office for
the farm manager and assistant
for Lallymix Farms, which rais-
es blueberries. The temporary
trailer on the west side of Colin
Poucher Road, south of SR 64
East, will eventually be
replaced by a more permanent
structure.
-- approved closure of some
local roads during the 10K.
American Cancer Society bene-
fit run/walk on Feb. 7.
approved as engineering
.contract with Aim Engineering
for surveying, design and con-
struction inspection on Florida
Avenue work from Carlton
Street to U.S. 17. The engineer-
ing contract, not to exceed
$319,000, will cover a number
of issues, including under-
ground stormwater drainage
from Eddy Street across into
Sunset Park. Funded by two
state road paving projects
monies, it is a way to get the
county's share of gas tax
monies, noted Timmerman.
The commission also ap-
proved a change order on the
engineering contract with
Hunter Engineering for the pro-
posed turn lane off SR 66 for
the Commerce Park. Tentative
plans now are to make the turn
lane into and out of Gebhart
Road, as several businesses' ii'
the park already use that as the
truck traffic ingress/egress.
rejected annual bids for
concrete and petroleum-based
products. Bids are from 25 to 66
percent over last year's and will
vary according to the price of
diesel and gas. Jack Logan,
director of purchasing, recom-
mended the county not lock in
prices at this time as prices may
be dropping.
approved a $64,000 con-
tract with Embarq for a new
system which will interconnect
all the county offices, public
works, fire-rescue, landfill, etc.
This will be an advantage for
people who call one office and





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need to be referred to another.
Under the new system, the call
can be transferred instead of
asking the person to hang up
and call another number.
Max Baker, information tech-
nology specialist, said. the
county now has 70 lines with a
maximum of 30 conversations
at any one time. The new sys-
tem will allow for 100 lines and
more interfacing, including
intercom between departments
as well as within departments.
presented a plaque of
appreciation to Gordon Norris,
outgoing District 3 commis-
sioner. Norris has been on the
board for 12 years, but was not
re-elected.
Chairman Dale Johnson said
the plaque might not be worth
much, but what it represented
was. "This carries our apprecia-
tion for your service with us
and to the people of the coun-
ty," he said.
Norris responded, "It's been
an honor to sit here with four
good guys. I need to thank par-
ticularly my wife, Phyliss, for
putting up with me and papers
strewn all over the house."


Oct. 30


Cross Country
JV Football


Hardee Lakes
Okeechobee


HOME
Cancelled


4:00 p.m.


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.
Nov. 7 Varsity Football DeSoto Away 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 Girls Basketball Lake Region Away TBA
Girls/Boys Soccer Sebring Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13 Girls Basketball Lake Region Away TBA


Cross Country
Regionals


Doing good is the only cer-
tainly happy action of a man's
life.
-Sir Philip Sidney


Estero


There is no exercise better for
the heart than reaching down
and lifting people up.
-John Andrew Holmes


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Vote


TeresaM. Crawford

for

School Board District 3


Away


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Sow good services; sweet
remembrances will grow from
them.
-Madame de Stael


I am an educator, and I
believe that education is Experienced
Teacher, Counselor,
a vital factor in ensuring Campus Director-SFCC
future success. Like you, Educated
I have an investment in BA-Social Science Ed
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all of our students. M.Ed.-Education
Leadership

Sincerely, Involved
Hardee County EDC
Oe :. a^o "Hardee County Fair
/Board
Hardee County Athletic
Foundation


I Support the following Objectives and Interests:
Pro-Growth Agenda
Revisit the Emergency 911 Issue
Permitting Office Operations Review
Impact Fee Trigger Mechanism
S EDC and IDA Boards
S .* Address County Employee Concerns in Confidence
Pro-Agriculture
"* County Government Transparency
~* Decision Accountability
** Honest and Accountable Governnment
* -' Resthaven Resolution/Partnership


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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 .............. :00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles EstudiorJuvenil....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 .........:......1 r:o 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 ...............11:00 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.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1.....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.
Sutnd.y Schela:..............:..10:00 a.m.
Eng ~hg Se e ..................1... 1:30 a.m.
Ge--n l 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.
;Morning 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 CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men' : 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 CHRIS'
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........ .....10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ........................ ...11:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.


Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
SEvening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study .............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
............................................ 10:00 a.m .
,Wednesday Family Night Supper
........................................ 5:00 p.m .
'Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
...............................................5:45 p.m .
Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting...................... 6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ...............6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh....................6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
.................................... .... 6:30p.m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 -.gr. 5)
...............................................6:45 p.m .
SCatalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band............................5:45 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
.- MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St.- 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 1:00 a.m.
Predicacion ......................... 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY;
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service :..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................... 5:30 p.m .,
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:00.p.m .
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
........................:.1......,7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
TIE NAZARENE
S511 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 600 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.l 1:00 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.

THIlE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767.6500
Coffee & Donuts.................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.


W orship...............................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
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.


WAUCHULA

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....................... 7:00p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767- i0,l
JEHOVAI'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman tRoad 1131
Sunday Morning ..................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ...............7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............:..11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................: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 .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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

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



RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS6
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 .................... :00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service...............10:00 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..............1...1:00 a.m.
(Creole)............. ......1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ...............9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH


505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship......................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
ChurchS.................................10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .....................7:30 p.m.

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ....7........... 10:00 a.m.
Worship .........:...................... I I:00 a.m.
Evening.................................1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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 ....................... a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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





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During the Korean War,
Baker Company was cut off
from the rest of the regiment.
Finally, after hours of
silence, a bold report was
heard: "The enemy is to the
east of us, the enemy is to the
west of us, the enemy is to the
north of us, the enemy is to
the south of us. But the enemy
isn't going to get away from
us!"
Are you being assaulted on
every side by evil forces?
Victory is yours in the
Lord.
By faith in Him, you can
turn your skirmishes into suc-
cess, your trials into triumph.
The Bible says, "This is the
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Parents: Yvonne & Randy Abbott
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cheerleading, Cabaret, NHS, ASL
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Sidney Autry
Junior 16 Years Old
Parents: Alan Autry & Jill Skipper
Hobbies/Special Interests: Scrapbooking, talking on the phone,
ASL, taking pictures, cheerleading, Lionettes, singing in vocal
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Future Plans: Graduate from high school in 2010, go to a culinary
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Resthaven Held Fall Celebration Oct. 20


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
RAsthaven administrator Tina LeConte and resident
Almeada (Smokie) Grimsley with Resthaven mascot
Daisy. Resthaven has 16 residents and 38 beds.


Resident Hortense (Miss Tensie) Pendergrass plays
horseshoes.


Lucille (Brownie) Stephens, 87, plays horseshoes and is
also a resident at the assisted living facility.


Resident Sharon Manley plays a sticky ball game.


Phyllis Ybarra plays stickyball and has been a cook at Standing are Areca Cotton and her husband Wendell
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following
arrests: I

COUNTY
Oct. 26, Cleopes Juan Leyva, 43, of 4648 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a
charge of violation of probation.
Oct. 26, Benjamin Methoo. !0, of 1355 Lincoln St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with
shoplifting petit theft, resisting an officer without violence and
fraud giving a false ID to a law enforcementofficer.
Oct. 26, Margarito Hidalgo Zapotal, 31, of 205 New Millen-
nium St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and
charged with trespass on property other than a structure.
Oct. 26, thefts on U.S. 17 South and U.S. 17 North were
reported.

Oct. 25, Celeste Powell, 36, of 1121 Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
Oct. 25, Jonathan Albert Mills, 47, of 2346 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with disorderly
conduct and resisting an officer without violence.
Oct. 25, a business burglary on SR 64 West and criminal mis-
chief on Sally Place were reported.

Oct. 24, Maureen Theresa McCreery, 46, of 315 SR 62, Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation
of probation.
Oct. 24, Fidencio Alexander Salazar, 23, of 1852 Petteway
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with
possession of methamphetamine and battery.
Oct. 24, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 South, and a robbery -
holdup on Crewsville Road were reported.

Oct. 23, Adam Delatorre, 23, of 1164 Steve Roberts Special,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged
with battery. He has also been arrested on Oct. 20 by the county-
wide Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with possession of mar-
ijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Oct. 23, Spencer Thomas White, 21, of 315 Park Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on an out-of-county war-
rant.
Oct. 23, Danny Lee Lumley, 46, of 3867 Dixiana Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with twp counts
possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia, sale of metham-
phetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
Oct. 23, Jose Guadalupe Resales, 36, of 245 Sandpiper Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Oct. 23, a residential burglary on CR 664, a business burglary
on Pear Street, a vehicle stolen on Edwards Peace Drive and thefts
on Wild Turkey Lane and on Poucher Road were reported.

..Oct. 22, Eliazar Garcia, 41, of 505 E. Third Ave., Zolfo

PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Oraqge St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
to con0iTder 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
is made by a court reporter. 10:23,30c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON, INC., the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, ahd the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 29 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
E 70 FT OF W 191.05 FT OF S 150.92 FT OF
BLK 4 FT GREEN SPRINGS
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
687, PAGE 1043.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: GERMAN REAL ESTATE &
MORTGAGE CORPORATION


Springs, was arrested by Dep. Everett Lovett on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Oct. 22, Jesus Elvis Perez, 22, of 311 W. Oak St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Oct. 22, Danny Felix Gonzales, 23, of 330 E. Fifth Ave., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of violation
of probation.
Oct. 22, a residential burglary on Sherwood Lane, and a theft
on SR 64 East were reported.

Oct. 21, residential burglaries on Dixiana Drive and on Ratliff
Road, and criminal mischief on West Main Street were reported.

Oct. 20, Evodio Bentacourt Calvillo, 37, of 4511 Granada
Ave., Sebring, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
Oct. 20, Andre Terron Louis, 22, of 303 Eason Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on two counts of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Oct. 20, business burglaries on Hanchey Road and on North
CR 663, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
Oct. 26, criminal mischief on South Eighth Avenue was re-
ported.

Oct. 25, Pedro Pace, 32, of 2120 Stansfield Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly
intoxication and violation of the city open container ordinance.
Oct. 25, Miguel Garcia Garcia, 24, of 2171 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was charged with hit and run, leaving the scene of a
crash involving injuries, and no valid license.

Oct. 23, criminal mischief on East Palmetto Street and on
West Orange Street and thefts on South Seventh Avenue and on
East Townsend Street were reported.

Oct. 22, a residential burglary on Eddy Street, criminal mis-
chief on South Fifth Street and a theft on Heard Bridge Road were
reported.

Oct. 21, Calvin Gene Martin, 42, P.O. Box 603, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly con-
duct.

Oct. 20, Devan Lampley, 19, of 650 Peterson St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into a dwelling or vehi-
cle.

BOWLING GREEN
Oct. 26, criminal mischief on East Main Street, and a theft on
Orange Street were reported.

Oct. 25, thefts on Orange Street and on First Street were
reported.

Oct. 22, Ruben Elisondo, 27, of 835 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with pos-



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session or marijuana, possession ot drug paraphernalia and resist-
ing an officer without violence.

Oct. 20, a residential burglary on First Street, a robbery-hold-
up on U.S. 17 North and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Oct. 26, Jerry Mathis, 28, of 222 W. Fourth St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by interim Police Chief Jose Ventura.





BG Fees Raise


Along With Rates


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The city of Bowling Green
will have a small increase in its
sewer and water rates with the
November billing. Garbage
rates will remain the same.
The residential water rate for
the first 4,000 gallons will rise
from $10.28 to $10.59. Each
additional 1,000 gallons will re-
main the same at $1.50.
The residential sewer rate for
the first 8,000 gallons will rise
from $25 to $25.75. The rate for
each additional 1,000 gallons
will remain at $2.50.
Commercial water rates for
the first 4,000 gallons will rise
from $12.28 to $12.65 a month.
The rate for each additional
1,000 gallons will remain the


Serving You


same at $1.50.
The commercial sewer rate
will rise from $29.50 for the
first 7,000 gallons to $30.39.
The rate for each additional
1,000 gallons will remain the
same at $3.50.
The utility deposit fee will
rise from $125 to $170.
The service charge will be
raised from $25 to $30.
The late fee will increase
from $5 to $10.
The reconnect fee will rise:
from $25 to $30.
The after-hours reconnect fee
will rise from $40 to $50.
The City Commission ap-
proved the final reading of the
new rates at its October meet-
ing.


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TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD


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Rule 12D.16.002
Flonda Administrative Code
Ellective 10/08


Tax Year 20 08


Members of the Board

Honorable DALE JOHNSON Board of County Commissioners, District No. V

Honorable CLIFTON N. TIMMERMAN Board of County Commissioners, District No. TT
Honorable JAN PLATT School Board, District No. TV
Citizen Member 'CHARLES A. BARTON Business owner within the school district
Citizen Member BENNY ALBRITTON, SR. Homestead property owner

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating to property tax
assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.

Summary of Year's Actions

Number of Parcels Reduction
Type of Property Exemptions Assessments' Both in County Shift in
Taxable Taxes
Granted Requested Reduced Requested Vhrawnor Value
Resolved
Residential 1 19 18 $6368

Commercial 7 4

Industrial and miscellaneous

Agricultural or classified use 1 18 14 -$83,925
Business machinery and
equipment
Vacant lots and acreage

TOTALS 1 19 1 24 36 -$147.61
"Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.


If you have a question about these actions, contact the chair or the clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.
Chair's name Phone
DALE JOHNSON 863-773-9430
Clerk's name Phone
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK 863-773-4174, EXT 227
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Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 26" day of November, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
.Dated this 13W day of October, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
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By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
:ourt:
Andrew Miguel Hinojosa,
19,'Zolfo Springs, and Victoria
Yolanda Maldonado, 21,
Bowling Green.
Roy Gene Martin, 43, Wau-
chula, and Vicki Marie Adcox,
33, Wauchula.
Kevin Maurice Watson, 34,
Wauchula, and Tonya June
Southerland, 40, Wauchula.
William Michael Seibert, 40,
Ja 1-sonville, and Diana Louise
S ".illwood, 37, Jacksonville.
Samuel Aleman, 35, Bowling
Green, and Suzanne Annette
Hernandez, 32, Bowling Green.
Oscar Trinidad Lamboy Jr.,
28, Fort Meade, and Elizabeth
Rodriguez, 28, Zolfo Springs.
Frederick Vern Hart, 61,
Zolfo Springs, and Lucita Ser-
dan Pepe, 34, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of re-
cently in county court.
Sunshine Foliage World vs.
Jason Parks and Jaswind Tropi-
cals, default judgment.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Judith Hughes, judg-
ment for removal of tenant.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Errick Snelling et al,
judgment for removal of tenant.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Nola Galvan, voluntary
dismissal.
Atlantic Credit & Finance
Inc. vs. Irma Sanchez, dis-
missed.
CACH vs. Doris M. Clark,
voluntary dismissal.
LVNV vs. Michael Johnson,
judgment.
Adventist Health Systems
Sunbelt Inc. d/b/a Florida
Hospital Heartland vs. Marilyn
Morris, voluntary dismissal.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Maria Mendez, Olivero
Castillo et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Ashlie Senterfitt, vol-
untary dismissal.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Amy Shepard, volun-
tary dismissal.


Country Manor Apartments
vs. David Langston Jr., volun-
tary dismissal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Brian Glen Davis, hunting
dove over baited field, adjudi-
cation withheld, $325 fine anc
court costs, $50 cost of prosecu.
tion (COP).
Jack R. Keller, hunting dove
over baited field, adjudication
withheld, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Jack R. Keller Jr., hunting
dove over baited field, adjudi-
cation withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Robert S. Keller, hunting
dove over baited field, adjudi-
cation withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Uriel Reyes-Castanon, do-
mestic battery, transferred to
pretrial diversionary program.
Thomas Lorenzo Everett III,
resisting arrest without violence
and trespassing on property
other than a structure or con-
veyance, estreated bond.
Charlie F. Sunday Jr., obtain-
ing property by worthless
check, not prosecuted.
Teddi Edna Magnuson, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, war-
rantless search and seizure, ran-
dom drug screens, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
Rolando Rodriguez Jr.,
domestic battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Karim Jami Almatin, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge battery), probation re-
voked, 90 days in jail, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Ernest Anthony Rogers, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
time served, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on


Florida Statues, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Francisco Jose Barbosa, dri-
ving while license suspended
(DWLS), produced valid li-
cense, adjudication withheld,
$195 court costs, $50 COP.
Teresa Ann Carpenter, pos-
session of suspended license,
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.
Christina Rachelle Ferrell,
DWLS, $195 court costs, $50
COP.
Aaron Casey Raulerson, rac-
ing on highway amended to
reckless driving, adjudication
withheld, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Emory Rivers Jr., DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Jennifer Patterson and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Richard Leon
Mundell II, petition for child
support.
Sharon Smith vs. Winn-Dixie
Inc., damages negligence.
Vergeta Jones and Boysie
Jones, divorce.
Sara Starratt vs. Dustin Skit-
ca, petition for injunction for
protection.
First National Bank vs. John
Mayer Jr., damages contract
indebtedness.
Alicia Lovering and DOR vs.
John E. Lovering, petition for
child support.
Choua Xiong and DOR vs.
Kongphet Keokeutla, petition
for child support.
Amanda Michelle Ford vs.
Kenneth Alan Vansickle, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
GMAC LLC vs. John S.
Patterson, petition for posses-
sion of property.
Santa Reyes and DOR vs.
Manuel Huerta, interstate peti-
tion for child support.
Tonya Svendsen vs. Catarino
Borjas, petition for injunction
for protection.
Jessica Lynn Plumley and
Joshua David Plumley, divorce.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Adela O. Chancey, pe-
tition for mortgage foreclosure.
Suzanne Hernandez vs.


Northland Insurance Co. d/b/a
A& H Express, Benton &
Parker Co. and Traci Gunston,
damages, auto negligence.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Robin L. Torres and Abram
Torres, divorce.
City of Wauchula vs. Alvin
Kipp, Douglas C. Agule and
Samuel L. Delatorre, voluntary
dismissal.
Florina Delatorre and DOR
vs. Jaime Chagoya, child sup-
port order.
Michelle Ortega and DOR
vs. Jennifer S. Carrion, child
support order.
Helen Rankl vs. Theodore W.
Rankl, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Anita Guerrero and DOR vs.
Raymond Guerrero, child sup-
port contempt order.
Destiny Dawn Maxwell and
DOR vs. Oracio Vallejo Sr.,
child support order.
Christina Lynn Vidal and
Gustavo Vidal, divorce.
Francisca Hernandez Lopez
and Marcelino Brito Juarez,
divorce.
Adinai Walker and Matthew
Walker, divorce.
Brian K. Powell and Sherri
Powell, divorce.
City of Wauchula vs. Tammy
Spain, voluntary dismissal.
Amanda Nicole McKinney
Jones and William O.
McKinney III, child support
contempt order.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Alfredo Martinez, Rosemary
Martinez et al, order of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Rita Marie Sweatt vs. Robert
Bivens Jr., voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Linda Darlene Ratliff vs.
Clyde Thomas Ratliff, volun-
tary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Delores Belmares vs. Jer-
maine Lee Harris, injunction
for protection.
Frankie Ruth Raulerson and
DOR vs. Justin Ashley Rauler-
son, voluntary dismissal.
Katherine Warren Casey vs.
Christopher Delatorre, dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.

The following felony crimi-


nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Christopner Lee Mannis,
grand theft and uttering a
forged instrument, transferred
to drug pretrial intervention
program.
Ralph Clark Wingo, battery,
conditional release terminated.
Christopher Lee Baker, vio-
lation of community control -
house arrest (original charge
felony DWLS), one year one
day in Florida State Prison with
credit for time served (CTS),
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Stephen William Calderon,
violation of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-
na and felony DWLS) proba-
tion revoked, one year in jail,
concurrent with Highlands
County sentence and CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Michael Esposito, grand
theft, three years probation, 50
hours community service.
Robert Waylon Murphy, fel-
ony DWLS, 18 months prison,
concurrent with other sen-
tences, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien.
Gavino Rivers, two counts
felony battery, two counts false


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imprisonment, two counts sexu-
al battery and making a false
report to a law enforcement
officer, estreated bonds.
Lorie Ann Shiver, violation
of community control (original
charges possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription and DWLS), proba-
tion revoked, six months in jail,
$100 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees and all placed on
lien.
Ricky Trevino, possession of
drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a valid prescription,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Seledonio Mendoza Trini-
dad, introducing contraband
into a county detection facility
and possession of marijuana,
estreated bond.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Rene Rivera to Juan and
Maria DeLaLuz Molina,
$27,265.
Mildred Dempsey to City of
Bowling Green, $13,993.15.
James and Barbara Jernigan
to David L. Henderson Jr.,
$132,000.
Abdon and Ofelia Rivera to
Omar Lopez, $70,000.
Margaret S. Henderson as
trustee to Charles E. and Gail
D. Best, $85,000.
Donald and Andrea Thomp-
son to Redlands Christian
Migrant Association Inc.,
$116,684.

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Adults take their places alongside their children at this first-graders' table.


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Mother RosaVillegas with her first grader, Elias Ramirez.


Sophie Allen, a first grader, eats lunch with her dad,
David Allen.


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Letter To The Editor


Student Is Proud To Be A


Christian From Hardee County


Leadership for the Future
-David Durastanti
for
Superintendent of Schools
www.ForOurKidsFuture.com

"The Children ofHardee County Are Our Future"


SIt's Time to Put Them First


November 4th, 2008


Pd. Pol Adv., Paid for by David D. Durastanti Campaign Account Approved by David D. Durastanti,
Republican, Cet Huddleston, Campaign Treasurer




GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS


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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
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Dear Editor:
Sitting in class the other day,
I got really frustrated. People in
the class started talking about
politics and the candidates, and
were saying some pretty harsh
things.
However, that is not the rea-
son that I became so upset.
The woman sitting behind me
mentioned that slaand her chil-
dren referred to one o the can-
didate's running mates as the
"crazy Christian.',i was shock-
ed and upset. How could any-
one say such a thing?
Then it hit me, and it hit hard.
Some people weren't raised the
way that I was raised.


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I was raised in a home where
Christ always came first, and
although prayers may not be
answered immediately, God
still cared and He had a plan.
I was raised where the people
who came before me left lega-
cies that still, to this day, affect
the way that I live my life. They
introduced me to the core
values and beliefs that I hold
close and try my hardest to live
by.
I have been raised in a com-
munity where it is OK to talk
about God. As a matter of fact,
not only is it OK, but most peo-
ple do.
I can ashamedly tell you that


I used to complain about where
I lived and how much I wanted
to leave. However, today I can
tell you that I am proud of
where I come from and the
community that has supported
me and cared for me and my
family through thick and thin.
I can't imagine living any-
where else.
So, thank. you to all of those
in Hardee County who have
shown me that I live in one
ofthe greatest counties in the
United States.

Kimberly M. Patarini
Wauchula
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED

CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing to consider a proposed amendment
to the Comprehensive Plan will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2008-28 will
be presented to the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, for adoption upon
the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the
10th day of November 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.
The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-28
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, REVISING THE ADOPTED CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT AND UPDATING THE 5-YEAR CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS PLAN, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS
"AMENDMENT 08-01-CIE"; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF THIS
ORDINANCE TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS FOR REVIEW AND A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as.amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT City Clerk
City of Wauchula



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2008.
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND
APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF November 06"
November 20" meeting cancelled
Planning Session November 14" beginning at 8:30 a.m.
November 18" Special Meeting Swearing in of Commissioners
November 19 21"- FAC Conference in Daytona Beach
November 11th County Offices Closed Veterans Day
November 27'" & 28m County Offices Closed Thanksgiving Holidays
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF November- No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at
6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF November- 06'"
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room
202.412 W.Orange St.
MONTH OF November- 10"
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF November- 03"'
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library In Annex II
MONTH OF November 10" at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlava Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF November- 14"h
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium
MONTH OF November 18" at Noon Noon to 1:00 p.m. Regular Meeting & 1:00
p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Obesity Workshop
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF November 11

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's office at least
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, helshe may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 10:30nc


PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE AND
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 4th, 2008
GENERAL ELECTION
Sealed absentee ballots received prior to Friday October 31, 2008 for the General Election will be available for inspection
from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. on Friday October 31, 2008, at the Supervisor of Elections, 311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula,
Florida. The canvassing board will meet at 1:30 P.M. on October 31st when those ballots will be opened and processed
through the tabulator. Tabulation results will not be released until after 7:00 P.M. November 4, 2008. On Election Day,
November 4, 2008 the remaining sealed absentee ballots will be available for public inspection from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00
P.M. immediately afterwards, those ballots will be opened and processed through the tabulator. Tabulation results will not
be released until after 7:00 P.M. on November 4, 2008. Any late arriving sealed absentee votes will be processed before
7:00 P.M.
The canvassing board will remain in session on November 4, 2008 to canvass any provisional ballots that are voted on
Election Day and until the results of the election are obtained.
The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 PM Thursday November 6, 2008 to approve the unofficial results.
The board might need to convene after November 6, 2008. If so, the time and dite will be posted at the office of the
Supervisor of Elections and announced at the conclusion of the November 7th meeting.
All meetings will be held in the Supervisor's of Elections office at 311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, these meetings will be open to the public.

NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by a board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim rerecord of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

PROVISIONALES REUNIONES PUBLICAS DE LA TABLA DE CONDADO DE HARDEE
SOLICITACION DE VOTOS Y SOLICITACION DE VOTOS DEL AUSENTE Y VOTACIONES
PROVISIONAL PARA EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2008
ELECTION GENERAL
Las votaciones selladas del ausente recibidas antes el viernes el 31 de octubre de 2008 para la Elecci6n General estarb
disponible para la inspecci6n de 11:30 DE LA Manana hasta 1:30 DE LA TARDE el viemes el 31 de octubre 2008, en el
Supervisor de Elecciones, 311 N. Avda sexta. Wauchula, la Florida. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos reunira en 1:30 DE LA
TARDE en el 31 de octubre cuando esas votaciones se abriran y seran procesadas por la tabuladora. Los resultados de la
tabulaci6n no se liberar6n hasta que despues de 7:00 DE LA TARDE. El 4 de noviembre de 2008. En el Dia de la Elecci6n,
el 4 de noviembre de 2008 las votaciones selladas restantes de ausente estarcn disponibles para la inspecci6n pt'blica de
3:00 DE LA TARDE hasta que 5:00 DE LA TARDE inmediato despu6s, esas votaciones se abrir6n e inmediatamente.n
procesadas por la tabuladora. Los resultados de la tabulaci6n no se liberaran hasta que despues de 7:00 DE LA TARDE en
el 4 de noviembre de 2008. Cualquiera Ilegar tarde los votos sellados de ausente se procesarbn antes 7:00 DE LA TARDE.
La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos permanecer6 en la sesi6n en el 4 de noviembre de 2008 a lonas alguna votaci6n
provisional que se votan en el Dia de la Elecci6n y hasta que los resultados de la elecci6n se obtengan. La tabla de
solicitaci6n de votos reunir6 en 5:00 DE LA TARDE. El jueves el 6 de noviembre de 2008 en aprobar los resultados no
oficiales. La tabla quizbs necesite convocar despus 'el 6 de noviembre de 2008. Si 6se es el caso, el tiempo y la fecha se.
anunciaran en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones y anunciados en la conclusion del reunir de 7 de noviembre. Todas
reuniones se tendrin en el Supervisor es de la oficina de Elecciones en 311 N. Avda sexta. Wauchula, Florida. De acuerdo
con la Ley de Sol de la Florida, estas reuniones estaran abiertas al piblico. La NOTA: la Secci6n 286.0105, los Estatutos
de la Florida, los estados que si una persona decide apelar cualquier decision por una tabla, por la agencia, o por la
comisi6n con respect a cualquier cuesti6n considerada en una reuni6n u oir, 61 o ella necesitardn un registro del procede,
y eso, para tal prop6sito, 1l o ella pueden necesitar asegurar que un regrabe al pie de la letra del procede es hecho, que
registra incluye el testimonio y la evidencia sobreCuAl la apelaci6n se debera ser basada.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones
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October 30, 2008, The Herale-Aevocate 3E


'Ms. BRYANT OPENED HER STORE IN ONA IN 1930'


By PATIENCE HALL
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed Evelyn Hendry
Blackmon.
Q: When were youborn?
A: July 17, 1921.
Q: What were the time periods
you grew up in?
A: The Roarin' 20s and the Great
Depression,
although as -
children, we
didn't think
anything of
the time periods.
Q: Where were you born?
A: The New Zion community in
Ona. In fact, I still live in the house I
was born and raised in.
Q: What did your parents do for a
living?
A: They had an orange grove, and
raised strawberries and vegetables. My
father let me help pick the strawberries,
but that was the only field work I was
expected to do, and my mother found it
easier to do the housework on her own,
so I wasn't expected to do that either.
Q: How big was your family?
A: I lived with my brother, Lorimer,
and my parents, Arthur and Pearl
Hendry.
Q: How old were you when you
started school?
A: I was 6 when I started at the Tura
School in New Zion. It was separated
into two rooms, one side for grades one
through four, the other grades five
through eight.
I loved school, especially on Friday


afternoons. We sang, and did artwork.
Everyone walked to school, and the
teaches lived with us.
Q: Who were the presidents then?
A: Herbert Hoover and F.D.R I real-
ly didn't think of them much as a kid,
because I was more concerned with
having fun and playing.
Q: How much Was a candy bar
and soda then?
A: They were a nickel apiece, but
we didn't have access to them in Ona
until 1930, when Ms. Bryant opened
her store.
Q: What were the fashions then?
A: All of the girls wore dresses; it
was considered inappropriate for them
to wear pants.
Q: What was a popular toy then?
A: Since it was during the Great
Depression, we didn't really have toys.
However, we had games such as Ring
Around the Rosie, softball, Red Rover,
Coach Whip and Stick Frog.
During Christmas, we had stockings
that hung by the fireplace filled with
fruits and candy.
Q: What songs were popular then?
A: Religious songs, patriotic songs
and folk songs. I loved all of them.
Q: What books and movies were
popular?
A: My school had no library, so we
had our school books. But I had a col-
lection at home, in which "Mother
Goose Rhymes" was my favorite. In
high school, however, it was different.
We had a very small library, in which I
read all of the books.
The first movie I went to see when I


Th eal

Advocat



PRITER -PUBLISHER


Evelyn Hendry Blackmon
was 10 was a silent movie. It scared me
so badly, I didn't see another until
many years later.
Q: What was a popular car?
A: The Model T or Model A Ford,
but in high school we had Chevys and
Pontiacs as well.
Q: Where was a place everyone
went to hang out?
A: At Ms. Bryant's store. We'd go
there after Sunday church. We also
went to a swimming hole during the
summer and swam all of the time.
Q: Where did you spend most of
your spare time?
A: If I had any spare time it was
spent at my home, at Ms. Bryant's store
or at the swimming hole.
Q: What were some old legends or
superstitions you had?
A: We didn't have anything that I
can recall.
Q: What was your first paying
job?
A: I worked every Saturday at
McCrory's 5 & 10 Cent Store, in the
hosiery department making 50 cents a
day.
Q: When were you married?
A: I was married in 1955 to Dr.
Charles Robert "Bob" Blackmon.


Q: Did you attend college?
A: Yes, after graduating from
Hardee Senior High in 1939, I proceed-
ed to graduate from Florida Southern
College with a bachelor's degree, and
then University of Florida with a nmas-
ter's degree in education.
Q: Who were some people you
greatly admired?
A: I admired all of my teachers
because they seemed to care about their
students. I felt they liked me because I
got good grades and I did extra-curricu-
lar activities as the typist for my school
newspaper "Wildcat Scratches."
Q: Did you travel any then?
A: Yes, when I was 8, I traveled to
Knobel, Ark., with my family to visit
my mother's relatives. I have also been
to every state except Alaska, London,
Paris, Rome and Canada.
Q: What was Florida like then?
A: Before World War II, Florida was
beautiful, with many trees still. The res-
idents of Florida could have many more
hunting freedoms as well.
Q: What is something you have
now that you wish you had then?
A: Nothing. I was a very content
child, and I believed we always had
everything we could ever need.
Q: Can you tell me some differ-
ences between then and now?
A: Today people have more money,
more opportunities are available, and
things are more complicated.
Then we didn't have electricity until
1940, and things were safer and sim-
pler. Some stores we had then that
aren't in Ona or Wauchula anymore are
J.W. Earnest, Pepper's Grocery Store
and McCrory's 5 & 10 Cent Store.

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 andfor the enjoyment of our
readers.






4E The Herale-Aevocate, October 30, 2008


Swimmers Split Last Meets HJHS 'Cats Demolish DeSoto


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Winning two meets in a row
set the Hardee swimmers to
lose their seasonal final meet.
Now they are preparing to go
to the Class 1A, District 5 meet
in Winter Haven this week.
Diving is today (Thursday) and
the swim competition tomor-
row. Other teams in competition
are Lake Placid, Lake Wales,
Lakeland Christian, Davenport
Ridge, Mulberry, Lakeland
Santa Fe Catholic the new
Lakeland Tenoroc, Avon Park,
Frostproof, Haven Christian
(girls only) and the host All
Saints' Academy.
The Wildcats and Lady Wild-
cats had beaten Lake Placid at
home and Port Charlotte on the
road, and were a bit overconfi-
dent when they went to Lake
Placid last Thursday. The boys
lost 250-227 and the girls 273-
169. Lake Placid will be a
strong contender for the district
championship.
Several Hardee swimmers
have a good chance to excel in
districts and advance to the
regional'meet the week of Nov.
6-8.
Port Charlotte
Hardee swimmers went to
Port Charlotte last Tuesday,
returning home with dual victo-
ries. The Wildcats won 145-
141, while the Lady 'Cats won
147-143.
Hardee girls won the 200
medley relay, 200 freestyle, 200
individual medley (I.M.), the
100 free, 200 free relay, 100
backstroke and 100 breaststroke
and picked up second-place
points in the 100 butterfly, 500
free and 400 free relay.
For the Hardee boys, it was
first place in the 200 I.M, 50
free, diving, 100 fly, 100 free
and 400 free relay, and second
place in the 200 medley relay,
200 free, diving and 500 free.


Seniors Kaitlin Justice led the
girls with a pair of first-place
finishes, in the 50 and 100
freestyle events. Other individ-
,ual first place points were by
seniors Katie Jernigan and
Brittany Wiggins, and sophs
Kate Krause and Kaitlyn Ken-
nedy. Justice, Wiggins, Ken-
nedy and freshman Savanna
Hagans combined 'to win the
200 medley relay. It was
Krause, Jernigan and juniors
Chelsea Goolsby and Stephanie
Driver winning the 200 free
relay
Senior Tyler Robertson and
junior Josh Rickett each picked
up double wins, Robertson in
the 50 and 100 free, and Rickett
in the 200 I.M. and 100 fly.
Another individual first-place
finish was by junior diver T.K.
Hogenauer. Robertson, Rickett,
senior Dusty Spears and soph
Dylan Justice combined to win
the 400 free relay.
Other girls competing are
seniors Mindy Stevens and
Katiana Pesquera, juniors
Heather Kouns and Mansi Lim-:
bachia, soph Kyndall Robertson
and Christian Granger, and
freshmen Rebekah Nix and
Jessica Hunt.
For the Wildcats, other com-
petitors are seniors Corey
Dudek, Joe Porter, Lee Cortez,
Chris Reid, Sheldon Hartman,
Brad Adcox, Jake Willis and
Isaac Vasquez, sophs Clay
McNabb, Hunter Henderson,
Kyle Bodeck, and freshmen
Austin Scheipsmeier and Vin-
cent Hartman.
Lake Placid
It was a different story at
Lake Placid last Thursday,
when the Dragons had all their
stars, some missing from the
first meet between these two
squads.
Hardee girls placed second in
the 200 medley relay, with
Kennedy, Wiggins, Driver and


Justice coming to the wall in
2:23.60, not as good as the
2:22.85 they swam on Tuesday.
Similarly, the Hardee boys were
second, in 1:59.12, much slow-
er than the 1:57.21 of Tuesday's
meet.
Krause bettered her time in
the 200 free by over five sec-
onds to 2:28.00, rather than the
2:33.49 which was first place
two days previously. This time
she placed second. Spears was
second in the boys 200 free.
Hardee had only Kouns finish
Sthe girls 200 IM. Rickett again
won the boys 200 IM, cutting it
a fraction from 2:27.51 to
2:26.08.
Justice slipped just 43 hun-
dredths in the girls 50 free, as
did Robertson in the boys 50
free, by 15 hundredths of a sec-
ond.
Sheldon Hartman won the
boys diving.
Jernigan slowed considerably
in the 100 fly, going from
1:26.52 for second place to
1:31.22 for fourth place. Rickett
again won the boys 100 fly,
slightly off his best 1:01.59 to
1:02.29.
Justice moved from first in
the 100 free to third place at
Lake Placid, while Reid placed
second in the 100 free.
Although a bit slower on
Thursday, Kennedy won the
500 free at Lake Placid where
she had placed second at Port
Charlotte. Similarly, Spears was
first in Lake Placid while being
second in Port Charlotte. He
lowered his time from 6:37.87
to 6:33.95.
Hardee girls dropped from
first to third in the 200 free
relay, well over a minute slow-
er. The boys 100 free relay won
in a time of 1:51.11 with
Bodeck, Reid, Spears and Vas-
quez.
Kennedy slashed her time in
the 100 back from 1:26.37 to
1:25.57, while Dylan Justice
was only 19 hundredths off his
Port Charlotte time.
Hardee girls won the 400 free
relay, even though 24 hun-
dredths slower than on Tuesday.
Hardee boys were nearly four
seconds off their Tuesday time
and had to settle for second
place.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What started as a very close
game last week turned into a
lopsided second half.
The Hardee Junior Wildcats
hosted the DeSoto Middle
School Panthers last week, a
preview of the oldest high
school rivalry in the state,
between Wauchula and Arcadia.
"Actually, we've only been
playing them in the Heartland
Conference in the last seven
years," but these are the kids
that go on to be fighting Wild-
cats and Bulldogs," said Hardee
acting Head Coach Mark
Carlton.
He described adjustments
Hardee .had to make on the
offensive line at the beginning
of the game when a pair of line-
men were missing, one due to a
death in the family. "We moved
Junior (Rufino) Gabriel to right
tackle, took William Beattie
from left guard to left tackle,
moved Hunter Collins from
center to left guard, moved Sid
Crews to center and sent Dillard
Albritton to right guard.
"It was hard for them at first
but they came together and did
a good job by late in the first
half. During halftime, we
tweaked it a bit and told them it
was time to step it up. Our
theme was 'Don't Back Down!,
Put the pedal to the floor.' As a
result, we scored 20 unan-
swered points in the second
half," said Carlton.
The Defensive Player of the
game was inside linebacker


Vince Grimsley. "He did a yeo-
man's job," commented Carl-
ton. He called the offensive line
the offensive players of the
game.
The scoring began in the first
quarter, when Hardee took the
ball downfield and Aaron Bark-
er crossed the goal line for the
first points of the game. The
two-point conversion play was
no good, but Hardee had a 6-0
lead.
Early in the second quarter,
DeSoto scored and also nailed
the two-point conversion, tak-
ing an 8-6 advantage.
Hardee got the ball back and
fumbled, but held DeSoto on
fourth down to take over.
Shortly, quarterback Luke
Palmer connected with wideout
Garrett Albritton, who had got-
ten behind the defense and
caught the ball for a 45-yard TD
play. The two-point conversion
was good and Hardee took a 14-
8 lead. DeSoto was able to
come down and score late in the
half to make it a 14-14 game at
halftime.


Hardee got the ball to 'start
the second half and promptly
drove down and scored. For the
entire second half, the junior
Wildcat defense shut down the
DeSoto squad, with Hardde
continuing to score.
One was another run by
Barker. Albritton again got be-
hind the DeSoto safety to catch
a 40-plus yard pass. Kalep
Brown and Grimsley also put
points on the board.
Hardee has its destiny partial-
ly in its own hands, when it
hosted Avon Park earlier this
week. But. the Sebring-Lake
Placid game could have chang-
ed things. Sebring is the only
team to beat Hardee this season.
If Sebring beat Lake Placid, the
little Streaks are automatic con-
ference champions. If Sebring
lost and Hardee won, Hardee
would be conference champi-
ons. If both Hardee and Sebring
lost, there would be a three-way
tie of teams with 4-2 records,
Lake Placid joining Hardee and
Sebring at the top of the pile._


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6E The Herale-Aevocate, October 30, 2008


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

CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 000 501
WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a
banking corporation under the
laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALFREDO MARTINEZ, Jr.
ROSEMARY MARTINEZ, his wife,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, and B. HUGH
BRADLEY, Hardee County Clerk
of Court
Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45


NOTICE IS GIVEN that p
to a Final Judgme
Foreclosure, dated Octo
2008 in the above styled c
will sell to the highest ar
bidder for cash at North I
the Hardee County Courth
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:C
on the 12 day of Novembe
the following described p
as set forth in the order c
Judgment Foreclosure:
Begin at the Northwest
ner of the North 1/2 of
North 1/2 of the Northi
1/4 of the Southeast 1/
Section 10, Township
South, Range 25 E
Hardee County, Florida
the Point of Beginn
thence South 021' I
162.52 feet; thence N
89046' East 155 feet; the
North 0"21' West 16i
feet; thence South 89
West 155 feet to the P
of Beginning; LESS 25
off the West and Sc
sides for road easen
and also LESS 6 feet off
North side for easemen

"If you are a person with a
ity who needs any accon
tion In order to participate
proceeding, you are entitle
cost to you, to the provi
certain assistance. Please
the Office of the
Administrator, (863) 53
within two (2) working d
your receipt of this Notice c
if you are hearing or
impaired, call TDD (863) 53
or Florida Relay Service 71

DATED this 14 day of C
2008.
B. HUGH BR
Clerk o
By: Connie
Deput


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Dber 6,
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house in
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lays of
of Sale;
voice
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IADLEY
)f Court
e Coker
ty Clerk
10:23,30c ,


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000356
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST,
SERIES 2007-01,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VERNA ANN GAUNA,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VERNA ANN GAUNA,
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1 AND #2, et al,
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Sept. 17, 2008, entered in Civil
Case N.: 25-2008-CA-000356, of
the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE
FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2007-1,
Plaintiff, and VERNA ANN GAUNA,
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 n/k/a JAMES
RHODES, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder
for cash at the North front door of
the Hardee County Courthouse,
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 a.m., on the 19 day
of November, 2008, the following
described' real property as set
forth in said Final Summary
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK C, OF REV-
ELLS SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

If you are a person claiming a
right to funds remaining after the
sale, you must file a claim with the
clerk no later than 60 days after
the sale. If you fall to file a claim
you will not be entitled to any
remaining funds. After 60 days,
only the owner of record as of the
date of the lis pendens may claim
the surplus.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of the court on September 17,
2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
10:30-11:6c

Obesity is really widespread.
-Joseph O. Kern II


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

CASE NO. 25-2007-CA000493
REMO ENTERPRISES, LLC
DBA SBB FINANCIAL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL B. TIMMONS; KAREN D.
TIMMONS; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.


NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October 22,
2008 and entered in Case No. 25-
2007-CA000493, of the Circuit of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for HARDEE County, Florida.
REMO ENTERPRISES, LLC DBA
SBB FINANCIAL, is Plaintiff and
DANIEL B. TIMMONS; KAREN D.
TIMMONS are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in The North Front Door
of the HARDEE County Court-
house, at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, FL 33873, at 11:00 a.m.,
on the 12 day of November, 2008,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:


NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS:
COMMENCE AT RAIL-
ROAD SPIKE MARKING
THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, THENCE
SOUTH 89"25'21" WEST
111.62 FEET ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF
SAID SECTION 17 TO THE
SURVEY LINE OF SR 35,
THENCE SOUTH 07"38'11"
WEST 220.35 FEET ALONG
SAID SURVEY LINE;
THENCE SOUTH 8921'49"
EAST 170.14 FEET TO THE
EASTERLY CSX RAILROAD
R/W LINE FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING; CONTINUE
THENCE' SOUTH 82021'45!'
EAST 14.6' FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 0738'11" WEST
87.22 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89*35'54" WEST
15.02 FEET TO SAID RAIL-
ROAD R/W LINE; THENCE
NORTH 07"38'36" EAST
89.32 FEET ALONG SAID
RAILROAD R/W LINE TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

IMPORTANT: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at 417 W.
MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FL
33873. Phone No. 863-773-4174
within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading.

Dated this 22 day of October,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

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


IN THE CIRCUIT OF
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUS
FLORIDA, IN AND F
HARDEE COUNT

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA


Division#:


UN


US Bank National Associ
as Trustee for the register
holders of Asset-Backed
Pass-Through Certificate
Series 2007-AMC2
Plaintiff,
vs. -
Rolando Cuevas; Argent
Mortgage Company, L.L.
Unknown Parties in Poss
#1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living,
Unknown Parties claiming
through, under and agail
above named Defendant
are not known to be dea
alive, whether said Unkn
Parties may claim an Inte
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees
Grantees, or Other Claim
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTI(
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PRO
TO:
Rolando Cuevas; I
UNKNOWN BUT WHO


IKNUWN ADDRESS IS: 218
Riverside Drive, Wauchula, FL
33873
Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any unknown
spouse of the said Defen-
dants, if either has remar-
ried and if either or both of
said Defendants are dead,
their respective unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, lien-
ore, and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against
the. named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sul
juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the real property, lying and
being and situated in Hardee
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:
LOTS 30 AND 31, BLOCK
"D", OF UNIT NO. 1, RIVER-
VIEW HEIGHTS, AS PER
PLAT BOOK 688, AT PAGE
62, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 218
Riverside Drive, Wauchula, FL
33873.
This action has been filed
against you and you are required
to served a copy of your written
defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO &
FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is 10004
N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 112,
Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of
this notice and file the original
with the clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately there after;
otherwise a default will entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 16 day of
October, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Circuit and County Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT
ADMINISTRATION, (863) 534-
4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING
OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD
(863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770
10:23-30c


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

Case No. 252008DR000631

MICHAEL CAMACHO


Petitioner,


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.
Conles of all court rdocum ents


-6c in this case, including orders, are
THE available at the Clerk of the Circuit
IIT OF Court's office. You may review
FOR these documents upon request.
Y You must keep the Clerk of the
-000518 Circuit Court's office notified of'
your current address. (You may
IC: file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
ation, Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
hired 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
C.; or striking of pleadings.
session
DATED this 17 day of October,
and all 2008.
ig by, B. HUGH BRADLEY
nst the Clerk of Court
(s) who
d or By C. Timmons, D.C.
own "If you are a person with a disabil-
rest as ty, who needs any accommoda-
;, tion in order to participate in this
ants proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision or
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
ON Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
E- within two (2) days of your receipt
PERTY of this (describe notice); if you are
hearing or voice Impaired, call
ADDRESS TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
SE LAST Relay Service 711." n10,11:1.


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

CASE NO. 252007CA000068
AVELINO MIRANDA and
BALBINA MIRANDA,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GERALD J. ARSENAULT and
BONNIE S. ARSENAULT,
husband and wife.
Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on Sept. 11, 2007, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 19 day
of November, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.,
the following-described property:
Lots 6 and 7 of Block 4 of
Alexander & Smith Addition
to City of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 2, Page 66,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.


DATED
2008.


this 23 day of October,


B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Courts
;, Hardee County, Florida

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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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
Representative'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.
Debble 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
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For the week ended Oct. 23, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,568,
compared to 9,757 last week, and 11,898 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady;
feeder steerswere steady to 1.00 higher, and feeder. heifers were


ABOUT ...
Letters To
The Editor
The Herald-Advocate
welcomes letters to the edi-
tor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be
brief, and must be written in
good taste and irnclude the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be
received by 5 p.m. on
Monday to be considered
for that week's edition.
Submissions should be
typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, RO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 107.00-150.00;
300-400 lbs., 94.00-124.00; and
400-500 lbs., 86.00-112.00.


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs.,
300-400 lbs.,
400-500 lbs.,


Frame No. 1-2:
82.00-112.00;
76.00-100.00; and
70.00- 92.00.


n: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 59.00-
67.50.



NOTICE

SPECIAL SESSION

HARDEE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Superintendent Dennis Jones has called a special ses-
sion of the Hardee County School.Board for Thursday,
October 30, at 5:30 p.m., in the School Board Meeting
Room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to present certifi-
cate of achievements to students from Zolfo Springs
Elementary and Hilltop Elementary School for high
scores on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test.
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CITY OF WAUCHULA

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Wauchula, City Commission has canceled
the workshop on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 6:00
p.m. until further notice.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor

ATTEST:
S/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 10:30c






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October 30, 2008, The Herale-Aevocate 7E


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, the Swami drove up to the Swamp to
watch a Division 1 college football game this weekend. Unfortu-
nately, the Kentucky Wildcats showed up instead. The Gator Fans
had stickers on their attire that said "UK can't play." That was an
understatement. UF had a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with only 17
total yards of offense. Blocked punts, blocked field goal and over-
all domination ruled the day in Gainesville. In fairness to UK, they
had several starters out with injuries. However, I was at Marshall
in 1971, the year after the plane cr. as depicted in the movie "We
are Marshall". The Young Thundering Herd was not as bad as UK
this weekend. Perhaps, the other side of the coin was true also. UF
has come into its own going into the stretch run of the SEC sched-
ule. At least a combination of the two was evidenced this weekend
in the Swamp.
The USF Bulls have put themselves behind the eight ball as far
as a BCS Bowl is concerned. At 1-2 in the Big East, it looks like
the projected St. Petersburg Bowl is more likely for the Bulls. Road
games at Cincinnati and West Virginia loom big as do home tilts
with the dangerous UConn Huskies squad and an awakened Rut-
gers team. November is the month when championships are won.
The FSU Seminoles' disposal of Virginia Tech was a major
step to the BCS Bowl from the ACC. A showdown with Maryland,
who shares a 3-1 record in the ACC with FSU, is coming up. The
Noles have a tough task in Atlanta this week against Georgia Tech.
West Virginia Quarterback Pat White needs 347 yards rushing
to surpass Brad Smith of Missouri as the all-time rushing QB in
college football. He and the Mountaineers scored 31 unanswered
points against Auburn in Morgantown this past Thursday night on
ESPN. WVU is 5-0 against the SEC since 2000. The biggest win
was the 2005 Sugar Bowl over Georgia. Fort Myers Native Noel
Devine now has 849 rushing yards for a 7.4 per rush average. He
is on pace to be the next 1,000-yard rusher for the Big East leading
Mountaineers.
Coaches on the HOT SEAT? Greg Robinson at Syracuse is
history after the last game this year. After four years, he has not
gotten it done. Mark Snyder at Marshall should be let go at sea-
son's end. He has turned the program with 117 wins in the last
decade, most of the 90s, into every weak team's Homecoming
game. Phil Fulmer may be feeling the heat in Knoxville as well.
Heisman Trophy Watch Colt McCoy of Texas is the leader
at this point. Tim Tebow has a shot but McCoy is the media darling
in '08. All the other candidates have fallen way behind.
Now lets look at this week's Bill O' Fare ...
1.) Florida and Georgia The annual World's Largest Out-
door Cocktail party in Jacksonville. This game moved to Jackson-
ville in 1933. Both schools decided to play it there so fans could
travel less during the Great Depression. It is now a classic on the
college football scene. The 2008 tilt should be a classic as well. The
5th ranked Gators taking on the 8th ranked Bulldogs. Heisman QB
Tim Tebow against Georgia's Stafford. Moreno carrying the ball
for UGA and Percy Harvin carrying it for UE UGA the Bulldog
for Georgia will be there. Albert & Alberta representing UF will be
there. What's. not to love about this rivalry? Florida 38 Georgia 33.
2.) West Virginia at UCONN WVU seems to have found
/its identity in a rout of Auburn. The Huskies are ranked second in
the conference, so don't look for a lay-down from them. Noel
Devine goes over 1,000 yards. WVU 31 UConn 16.
3.) USF at Cincinnati Bulls will face a tough defense
despite the 40 points given up to Connecticut. USF 27 UC 13.
4.) Miami at Virginia Cavs are now leading the division.
UVA at home wins a close one. Virginia 24 Miami 23.
5.) Auburn at Mississippi Wounded Tigers are dangerous.
That's when they are most dangerous. AU bounces back with a
win. Auburn 24 Ole Miss 17.
6.) Tulsa at Arkansas Golden Hurricane blows through
Fayetteville. Tulsa 44 Arkansas 35.
S 7.) Pitt at Notre Dame Panthers lost their starting center
and QB against Rutgers. lus, Wannstedt is still coaching Pitt.
Notre Dame 38 Pitt 13.
8.) Kentucky at Mississippi State Bulldogs hand Sylvester
a win. Miss. State 24 UK 10.
9.) FSU at Georgia Tech Jackets make it a sad day for
Noles. Georgia Tech atones for loss to UVA. GT 30 FSU 21.
10.) Tennessee at South Carolina Fulmer could see a final
nail in his coffin. USC 27 UT 24.
11.) Louisville at Syracuse Orangemen shock a Cardinal
team who thought they had turned it around. It shouldn't happen
but a gut feeling says watch for it. Syracuse 27 U of L 24.
12.) Texas at Texas Tech UPSET SHOCKER in Lubbock.
This will be the biggest thing out of Lubbock since Buddy Holly.
Texas Tech 44 Texas 41.
13.) Nebraska at Oklahoma Once a National game now it's
probably on ESPN Gameplan. Huskers have improved but nothing
like the 60s through the 80s. Oklahoma 33 Nebraska 17.
14.) Tulane at LSU Once an old in-state rivalry now a
CUSA team against an SEC Power. LSU 56 Tulane 13.



Weathering Rising

Costs With Free Program


Spiking energy costs are
prompting many Americans to
find ways to conserve energy.
Escalating energy costs have
affected low-income Americans
the most, says a recent study by
the National Energy Assistance
Directors' Association, forcing
them to cut staples such as food
and medicine.
Fortunately, there is a way
that the most vulnerable Amer-
icans can mitigate soaring ener-
gy costs. Free of charge, the
U.S. Department of Energy will
help low-income families insu-
late and weatherize their homes
and purchase energy-efficient
appliances through a federal
effort called the Weatherization
Assistance Program. Every
county and every Indian tribe is
eligible to participate.
By installing energy- and
money-saving products-many
containing innovations made by
American chemistry compa-
nies-the federal program on
average reduces energy bills by
$358 or more per household
annually.
' Approximately 100,000 low-
income households participate
.every year, and more should
take advantage of the program's
benefits. The government's Oak
Ridge National Laboratory
found that only 16 percent of
eligible households have partic-
ipated in the weatherization


program.
Since 1976, the Department of
Energy has provided weather-
ization services to 5.6 million
low-income families.
- In 2006, 25,574 households
in New York participated,
11,964 households in Califor-
nia, 9,855 in Pennsylvania,
5,958 in Missouri and 4,173
households in Texas, to name a
few of the states. Many weath-
erization clients are senior citi-
zens, single parents or disabled.
According to Jack Gerard,
president and CEO of the
American Chemistry Council,
"Insulation and weatherization
materials such as vinyl win-
dows help keep homes warm or
cool, depending on the season.
Refrigerators and other home
appliances are also more energy
efficient due to materials based
on chemistry innovations."
The extent of the weatheriza-
tion program varies state to
state. But it typically includes a
home inspection to assess heat
retention, air sealing, insulation
to attics and sidewalls, and
repair or replacement of heating
systems. Some states replace
windows and appliances such
as refrigerators and stoves if
funding permits.
For more information, visit
www.eere.energy.gov/weather-
iza tion/ and www.ameri-
canchem istry.com.


15.) East Carolina at UCF Pirates plunders victory in
Orlando. ECU 38 UCF 17.
16.) Jacksonville at Cincinnati Jags should glide to a vic-
tory. Jags 38 Cincinnati 16.
17.) Miami at Denver Broncos too tough at home. Denver
31 Miami 20.


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18.) Tampa at Kansas City Tampa takes a win on the road.
Tampa 30 KC 17. "
19.) New England at Indianapolis Colts take advantage of
no Brady. Indy 34 New England 23.
20.) Jets at Buffalo Favre and company get a loss in this
old rivalry. Buffalo 33 Jets 20.


Jay Bryan
Agency Manager


ST. PETE TIMES


EXPOSES BUCHANAN

"WHERE REAL ESTATE DEALS

SHREWD, OR TAX EVASION?"

A multimillionaire with vast business holding, Buchanan cut his own taxes on two real estate
deals, according to The St. Petersburg Times. The newspaper quoted experts who said the deals
were structured to avoid paying more than $300,000 to the federal and state governments.

The newspaper's full-page article said there was no deed on the purchase of a Bradenton medical
building, so documentary stamps of about $60,000 couldn't be collected.

"I think if the state Department of Revenue audited this, there would be a high degree of
suspicion on this transaction...There well could be doc stamps, penalty and interest that are due
and owing," The Times quoted the chairman of the Florida Bar Land Trust Committee as saying.

The Times said, "The deal had other financial benefits", such as possible property tax savings.

Buchanan brushed off the St. Pete Times questions, saying it was "standard practice" in real
estate.

IS THE IRS INTERESTED?

Buchanan's initial financial interest in the Sarasota Ritz Carlton ended in dispute and in court.

"The'case waS settled in unusual fashion," the St. Pete Timfie'said.

Bottom line was that Buchanan bought a Ritz Carlton penthouse from the relative of a Ritz Carlton
developer for $5 million and was allowed to sell it a year later to another relative for $6.35 million
- avoiding some $260,000 in taxes.

When a transaction is concocted to avoid tax... that's a transaction the IRS would be extremely
interested in," an accountant was quoted in The Sarasota Herald Tribune. The St. Pete Times said
Buchanan acknowledged the tax benefits.

BANKRUPTCY AND MORE IN MICHIGAN

Buchanan built his company, American Speedy Printing, into 720 stores with sales of $150 million,
then left Michigan "just as America verged on a spectacular collapse", The St. Pete Times said.

In June 1989, Merrill Lynch loaned the company $3 million and also loaned Buchanan $15.4
million, secured by his American Speedy Stock. Less than three years later, American Speedy
"unable to pay and with debts of more than $20 million" filed bankruptcy.

The St. Pete Times quotes one investor in the failed company as saying "There was a pot full of
money... The fact that Vern supposedly ran off with all that money didn't make anyone very
happy."

It quotes another as saying, "In hindsight, I think there was something fraudulent."

Another franchisee, who sued Buchanan, said "Whatever he's involved in, at best he's being
opportunistic... You won't find many people in Michigan who have any respect for Vern or
anything good to say about him," according to the St. Pete Times.

In the meantime, The Times reported Buchanan was traveling in a Cadillac limousine.

Buchanan told The Times he had no obligation to repay the loan than and he offers no apologies
now, even though some of the investors were left indigent and/or lost their homes.

AFTER MICHIGAN, LIFE IN SARASOTA

Buchanan took early retirement, kept taking an annual salary of $400,000 for two more years, plus
another 2.1 million in dividends, and ended up in Sarasota, according to The Times.

He built a $7 million Gulf front mansion on Longboat Key and amassed an automobile dealership
empire. Current pending lawsuits allege he employed illegal immigrants at both.

Other business interests, according to The St. Pete Times, include two offshore reinsurance
companies, a charter boat business, an aircraft leasing company and substantial real estate holdings.

The St. Pete Times story says there are currently eight lawsuits pending against him. More recently,
the Sarasota Observer has said there are now over 11 suits. Spanning his business career, there are
almost 200.

According to the St. Pete Times, the lawsuits filed by former employees "accuse Buchanan of
bilking customers of his auto dealership, employing illegal immigrants to build his house and
violating federal campaign finance laws by reimbursing donors for campaign contributions."

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