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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 14
4 Sections, 40 Pages


Thursday, March 12, 2009


Family


By KASEY HELMS
ff The Herald-Advocate
In a matter of moments the
Mlaxwell family lost everything


but their lives.
Kevin and Ashley Maxwell,
of Ona, woke up around 3 a.m.
on Friday to find their house


Loses


and their car engulfed in flames.
"I don't even know how I
woke up, but I just did, and saw
flames coming from behind the


All


oven," said Ashley Maxwell.
She said the flames were quick-
ly spreading throughout the
kitchen and coming dangerous-


In


ly close to the couple's
youngest child, baby daughter
Carmen, 4 months.
"She was in her swing sleep-
ing because it's the only way
she will fall asleep, and the
flames were almost over the
baby's swing. I got up and was
shocked and screamed for
Kevin to grab the baby," she
said.
Quickly taking action, the


Fire
while the mother gathered up
their other sleeping child, 18-
month-old Darren, and ran out
of the back of the house. On the
way Ashley Maxwell was able
to get the family's puppy from
the house, and they ran to their
neighbor's place to call for
help.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
responded to the fire, off SR 64
in Ona. at 4:04 a.m. and took 20


father grabbed baby Carmen See FAMILY 2A



Teacher Suspended

Allegedly Struck Student


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A veteran teacher has been
suspended pending the outcome
of an investigation into the
charge that he punched a stu-
dent in class.
Ralph Starratt, a social-stud-
ies teacher at Hardee Senior
High School, has not returned
to the campus since the alleged
incident late last Thursday
afternoon during his sixth-peri-
od world history class, Schools
Superintendent David Dura-
stanti said on Monday.
Starratt, in his 38th year as a
teacher, was suspended with
pay on Friday, Durastanti said.


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
Kevin and Ashley Maxwell, holding children Darren and Carmen, look around the rubble of what used to be their
house and car after fire destroyed both.



Senior Play Begins 4-Day Run


:By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Lights. Camera. Action!
Crowns are being fitted and
lines rehearsed as about 35
seniors in the Class of 2009 at
Hardee Senior High School
gear up for tonight's premiere of
"The Bachelor King."
This comedy is about a king-
dom struggling with financial
problems. After a fatal accident
results in the king's death, a
simple country boy is put in
charge. Along with his royal
duties, the boy must choose
from five bachelorettes to be-
come his queen.
S"The play is a comedy with
an odd twist of romance," says
senior Isaac Vasquez.
SA large, amount of effort went
into preparing for the perfor-


INDEX
Classifieds....................6D
Community Calendar....8A
Courthouse Report.......6B
Crime Blotter.................7B
Hardee Living................2D
Obituaries ...................... 4A
Information Roundup....8A
School Lunch Menus....6B



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mances. While still balancing
school, jobs and extracurricular
activities, the senior cast has
had to practice vigorously 2-3'
times a week from 6:30 to 9
p.m.
Although the practices were
sometimes stressful and diffi-
cult, senior and assistant direc-
tor Derek Rosenberg is confi-
dent all their hard work will pay
off this weekend.
"People have really got into
their parts. We have all worked
through any problems that have
arisen. It's going to be great!,"
says Derek.



Daggett


Testimony


Concludes
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Testimony concluded last
week in a hearing to determine
whether the Hardee County
School Board had legal reason
last year to end the employment
of a district administrator.
Then-schools superintendent
Dennis Jones in a meeting on
June 26, 2008, had recommend-
ed renewal of Dick Daggett's
annual contract as transporta-
tion director. The board, how-
ever, voted 3-2 to reject that
recommendation.
Daggett appealed the board's
decision to the state Division of
Administrative Hearings and
also filed a civil rights lawsuit
in federal court in Tampa.
Administrative Law Judge
/ Daniel W. Kilbride heard testi-
See DAGGETT 2A


Not only have cast members
improved their social and acting
skills, but they have learned the
meaning of hard work and ded-
ication.
"I think something we will all
take away from this play is the
skills we all learned. We
learned about teamwork, lead-
ership, friendship and hard
work. We put a lot of effort into
coming together and working
through some crazy scenes,"


said senior and assistant direc-
tor Katie Jernigan.
Tickets will be sold during all
lunches at Hardee Senior High
School for $4. Tickets also can
be purchased at the door for $5.
All performances will be.
staged at the Hardee Senior
High School auditorium. Open-
ing night is today (Thursday) at
7. Performances continue Fri-
day and Saturday nights at 7,
and Sunday at 2 p.m/


He added that the School
Board in its regular meeting
today (Thursday) will consider
making that suspension without
pay. Only the School Board has
the authority to suspend an em-
ployee without pay, Durastanti
explained.
Meanwhile, the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office is
actively conducting an investi-
gation into the alleged incident.
"We are looking into it,"
Sheriff Arnold Lanier said on
Tuesday. He said a 16-year-old
boy allegedly was struck during
the last class of the day, at about
2:45 p.m.
See TEACHER 2A


English Chevrolet

Has Not Closed


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The future of English
Chevrolet/Chrysler is still up in
the air.
Contrary to rumors swirling
in the community, the business
on U.S. 17 South which has
served the community for 30
years remains open.
"We are not officially closed.
We are working with a reduced
staff," owner Dana English said
on Tuesday.
He noted that "with the econ-


omy so soft and the car business
tough, we are exploring differ-
ent options. We understand the
importance of a par dealership
to the community."
Necessary layoffs and dis-
missals have stirred community
comments, which English said
he w$s "glad to set the record
straight.
/'It could be a bit of a time
while we are looking at differ-
ent things,"
he concluded.


CRANKED UP


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
This Farmall F-12 tractor from 1934 is up and running again as It circles the park In the traditional tractor parade dur-
ing Pioneer Park Days. The 41st annual festival ended Sunday. For photos of the fun, see inside.


eer Park Days



S.Dsplays 14,flW


LIVESTOCK SALE
SECTION INSIDE!


Business Seminar

*Addresses Recession

...Story 5A


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plus ac sJie tax


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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 12, 2009


Kelly's Column
By Jim


This photo shows UF football quarterback Tim Tebow holding
Tyson Pace, 3, of Wauchula on March 5 in Tallahassee where the
Florida Legislature honored the Gators for being the 2008 NCAA
national football champions. They have the same flat top haircut.


Tyson, the son on Nicole Pace of Wauchula and Jeremy Pace of
Wauchula, was visiting his "Bea," State Rep. Denise Grimsley.


Hardee County has nearly 3,000 more registered Democrats
than Republicans, but the county generally votes for the more con-
servative candidates, especially at state and national levels.
The Hardee Supervisor of Elections office on Monday report-
ed the following registration: Democrats, 6,720; Republicans,
3,763; and others, 1,345.
For President in 2000 George W. Bush received 3,764 votes
and Al Gore, 2,341. In 2004 Bush got 5,047 votes and John Kerry,
2,147. In 2008 John McCain collected 4,762 votes and Barack
Obama, 2,565. Obama:,won nationally to become the first
Democratic president since Bill Clinton."

Dry weather continues in this area. The river and creeks are
low. Several good rains are needed. Generally March, April and
May are fairly dry.

Retired Fort Meade Miner head football coach Blaine Turner,
69, is enjoying his retirement there. His two sons'are also'football
coaches for the brand new program at University, of South
Alabama in Mobile.
John Turner is the offensive line coach for the Jaguars. Brian
Turner is the defensive line c6ach.
Blaine coached for 30 years. He head coached Pinecrest in
1969 to the state title. His Fort Meade Miner teams reached the
state title game in'1973 and 1993, losing to Blountstown and Baker.
Blaine was a great defensive coach.
"I did not have many rules. If you did drugs, you were off the
team. If you were caught smoking, we would make you do a lot of..
extra running. We coached our boys to tackle the guy with the foot-
ball." .
Turner remembers some classic battles with Hardee High head
coached by Bob Martin. "His Wildcat teams were well-disciplined
and did not make many mistakes. You knew beforehand what they
were going to do and could not stop them," said Turner, who loved
the field goal as an offensive weapon as well as touchdowns and
extra points.

CF Industries' board of directors have rejected a proposed $3.6
billion cash and stock buyout bid from Canada-based fertilizer firm
Agrium Inc. The CF board said the offer was way too low and
claimed interference with CF's recent interest in merging with
Terra Industries, a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer based in Iowa.
Terra's board has rejected the offer.
CF has large land holdings and la phosphate plant in Hardee
County, plus a fertilizer manufacturing plant in Zephryhills and
nitrogen fertilizer facilities in Louisiana and Canada, reported the
Lakeland Ledger on March 10.

Evelyn Gregor, 95, of Winter Haven on Feb. 6 bowled a 544
series, including games of 205 and 200. Her bowling average is
150 at Cypress Lanes'
She bowls three times a week, rides a bicycle, plays cards,
likes to cook, plays bingo twice a week, and does crossword puz-
zles, the Ledger reported..

The Florida Baptist Children's Homes in 2008 served 5,183
children and adults. The $10.7 million budget:operates campuses in
Pensacola, Tallahassee, Miaini, Lakeland, Fort Myers and
Jacksonville, .
The Florida Baptists. for over 100 years have been joining
together to provide Christ-centered services to abused, neglected
and orphaned children, said president Dr. Jerry Haag.
Figures in 2008 included residential care, 210; foster care,
324; adoption care, 44; emergency care, 107; foster homes, 114;
adoption homes, 54; international child care 1,375; and sanctity of
human life, 367.

Florida's minimum wage is $7.21 per hour and will rise to


FAMILY
Continued From 1A
minutes to control the blaze.
According to the fire report,
firefighters arrived at the sin-
gle-story concrete structure to
find the house and the family's
car, parked in front of the
house, overcome with flames.
The report, filed by Lt. Keith
Patterson, said that 6,000 gal-
lons of water were used to
extinguish the fire. No injuries
were reported.
The cause of the blaze is
being investigated by the state
Fire Marshal's Office.
The family, although un-
harmed, lost everything to the
flames. They managed to make
/ it out of the house with only the
clothes on their backs.
"We had cashed our income-
tax checks recently, and the
money was inside the house
when it burned," said Kevin
Maxwell. He added, "I tried to
go back inside to at least get my
wallet, but the fire was too
strong."
Also lost were his wife's
wedding rings, all their clothes,
baby bottles and family photos,
including the couple's wedding
pictures as well as pictures of
children Darren and Carmen.
"We lost our brand-new fur-
niture and TV that we had just
finished paying off," Kevin
Maxwell said. His wife added,
"What makes me sad is that the
kid's stuff was lost. Things
were just starting to get good,
and then this happens."
The couple and their children
are currently living with the
wife's grandmother, Judy Mar-
tinez, who is the owner of the
house and car. Martinez said
that she has insurance on the
house, but because of the mort-
gage the money will go to the
bank, and that the car wasn't
fully covered.
Out of the ashes has come
help for the young family in the
form of donations. The couple
have received money for
clothes from the American Red
Cross. New Hope Baptist
Church has donated gift cards
to grocery stores. Friends and
family of the couple have given
children's clothes for Darren
and Carmen.
But with everything lost in
the fire, more is needed.
.Some of the necessary items
are all clothing for'children and
adults, and all basic necessities
for a baby and small child.
"Any help would be appreci-
Sated," concluded Ashley Max-
well.
An account has been set up at
Wauchula State Bank in Wau-
chula. Any items can be dropp-
ed off at A&J Auto Sales in
Zolfo Springs or at Martinez's
house, located at 2124 Ralph
Smith Road, Wauchula.


DAGGETT
Continued From 1A.
mony on two days last week.
He said he will enter a written
decision in about six weeks.
That decision will not be
binding. Instead, the School
Board must vote to approve or
reject the judge's recommenda-
tions. Good cause must be
shown if an administrative law
judge's recommendations are
not followed, however, and it is
common practice for boards to
accept the rulings rendered.
If not, the case can be further
appealed to the circuit and state
courts.
In testimony last week,
School Board member Jan Platt
and former members Gina
Neuhofer and Tanya Royal said
that they had received numer-
-ous; ci ins a .'nst Daggett
.for. alli d halesment: and
intimidation of district employ-
ees.
Platt and Neuhofer said they
took those complaints to Jones,
who failed to take action. Royal
said she did not talk with either
of Daggett's supervisors, Rocky
Kitchens or Jones, because of
the close friendship among the
men. "I might as well be talking
with Mr. Daggett," she said.
None of the board members


TEACHER
Continued From 1A


Det. Andrew McGuckin is
handling the case, he said.
"A complaint affidavit on
battery charges has been sent to
the State Attorney's Office,"
Lanier stated. "The state attor-
ney will decide whether to
charge the teacher."
Battery is a first-degree mis-
demeanor punishable by up to
one year in county jail.
School Principal Mike Wilk-


inson on Tuesday noted that
Starratt taught both standard
and honors world history class-
es along with advanced-place-
ment American history and
World War II studies.
A substitute has taken over
the classes, he said.
"We are making arrange-
ments for these classes to be
overseen by instructional staff,"
Wilkinson anirl


$7.25 an hour on July 24 which will match the federal minimum
wage, reports the Florida Department of Revenue.

The Ronald McDonald.Houses have three houses in the Tampa
say area. They serve 2,000 families a year.

Traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during
daytime reports State Farm Insurance. Eating carrots can help peo-
ple see better in dim light.
Many people drive when they are tired. Many drivers are dis-
tracted by passenger behavior.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over
10,000 fires occurred in 2005 from unattended appliances.

'John and Eileen Sala, who operate a prison and teaching min-
istry called Little Lambs Inc. based in Sebring, report the U.S. has
2.3 million prison and jail inmates and that 92 percent will be get-
ting out. There are about 93,000 men and women in Florida pris-
ons and jails.
John says it takes hard work and the power of God to over-
come addictions. Addicts need to commit themselves to renew their
minds. Their phone number is 863-471-2626.
"Acknowledging the power of God over our addictions with-
out the will to work is magical thinking. We are saved by grace but
then we must workout our salvation with fear and trembling. The
change that did occur was that we were no longer alone with our
monsters. We were given the Holy Spirit and grace to see and
respond with right choices. We often choose our sin instead of
appropriating the power we have received. Jesus did promise to
never leave us nor forsake us and be our teacher if we would lis-
ten."

The Sierra Club quotes the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission as reporting 4.2 million people in
Florida participate in some form of wildlife viewing with an eco-
nomic impact of over $3.2 billion. Saltwater fishing had an even
greater economic impact. Freshwater fishing has an impact of
about $2.4 billion in Florida, with the state's 233,000 hunters hav-
ing an impact of about $719 million.


ever approached Daggett re-
garding the complaints, they
said. Neuhofer, in particular,
noted that the role of a School
Board member is to set policy.
It is the superintendent's duty to
direct the work performance of
employees.
Wrapping up testimony last
week in the County Commis-
sion Chambers were employees
Neda Cobb, Susie Moore and
Teresa Brandeberry; Daggett
himself; former superintendent
Jones; and former deputy super-
intendent Kitchens.
Cobb, who works in the dis-
trict's Management Information
Services Department, said she
and two other women there
were intimidated by Daggett
when they spoke out in 2006
against a plan to hire a coordi-
nator of food services. The
women felt the position was
being adjusted to fit a specific
applicant who was a friend of
Kitchens.
"He specifically said we
needed to col6 it," Cobb testi-
fied. Later she added, "It was
scary." She said Daggett "slung
the job description like.a deck
of cards across the filing cabi-
net."
Moore, a bus driver and
union representative, accused
Daggett of favoritism. "Basical-
ly," she said, "if you were in one
little clique, you were able to
get by with things others could-
n't."
Moore accused Daggett of
harassing drivers, taking disci-
plinary action against them for
infractions they did not commit.
"He just kept hurting people,
hurting Teresa (Brandeberry),"
she said. "But it didn't start with
her, it started with the office
people."
As union representative,
Moore said workers at the bus
garage approached her for help.
"They would come up to me
and ask who's next," she added.
Brandeberry's testimony pre-
sented the most complaints
against Daggett. She has been a
bus driver since 1987 and a dri-
ver trainer since 1991.
"He bullies his employees,"
she said when asked to describe
Daggett's management style.
She said she was accused of
being untruthful on her route
sheets and of altering driver
training records. She alleged
drivers were mistreated, doors
were being slammed, drivers
were being locked out of the
lounge, people were being
trained who were not qualified,
routes were arbitrarily taken
away and more.
"Drivers were threatening to
quit," Brandeberry testified.
"We had drivers crying every
day; drivers were shaking."
With her testimony, the
School Board rested its case
before Judge Kilbride.
Then, Daggett's side was pre-
sented to the judge.
Daggett testified that he was
never made aware of any of the
complaints lodged against him.
He said though board member
Platt compiled a list, he was
never apprised of it, learning of
it only this January because of
the impending hearing.
He answered each of the
complaints on her list.
For instance, Daggett said
allegations that he had his per-
sonal vehicle serviced at the bus
garage were exaggerated. "It
happened once, during the hur-
ricanes in 2004," Daggett said..


"The oil was changed. 1 was
going to do it, and they looked
at me and said no, you're doing
enough."
He denied preferential treat-
ment of some drivers. He said a
driver who picked up her own
children on her bus was told to
stop.
Daggett said drivers were not
permitted personal use of a dis-
trict van to go to Wal-Mart.
Instead, he explained, they did
run errands for the department
in that van. "If they dropped
movies off while there, I didn't
know about it," he said.
He also denied intimidating
the MIS employees. He said
they asked his opinion on the
hiring of a food service coordi-
nator, and he gave it.
Former superintendent Jones
testified that he was "happy"
with Daggett'sjob performance.
'"The...depannrg ran taii;, it
operated within budgetrchil-
dren were delivered and taken
home without problems," he
said.
Jones said he maintained an
open-door policy as superinten-
dent. He said he did talk with
Neuhofer regarding low morale
at the bus garage, but that he
recalled nothing of a "terribly
serious" nature.
As to the Web log critical of
the School Board which
Daggett authored, Jones said
the Professional Practices
Department in Tallahassee and
School Board attorney advice
recommended against any inter-
vention on his part.
Daggett continues to assert
he was dismissed because of
that blog.
Jones also said that if intimi-
dation did occur, he would con-
sider it serious.
Kitchens testified that
Brandeberry also lodged com-
plaints under the previous
administrator of that depart-
ment, Sonya Olliff. He:
described Daggett's tenure as
"pretty good overall . there
were not a lot of'complaints
from staff."
Further, Kitchens said he was
not aware of any intimidation of
MIS workers.
He admitted friendship with
Daggett, but said it did not alter
his supervision of Daggett's
performance.








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PHOTOS BY KASEY HELMS
The oldest child, 18-month-old Darren Maxwell, tries to play with one of his toys, which
was warped in the heat of the flames.







March 12, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Avion Palms Holds Olympics


The Silver winners included: Rick Gauger and Marti Pero, bocce ball; Bob Gemind and
Isabell Taylor, darts; Jim Hackler, golf 51 & up; Jim Taylor, golf 50 & under; Dean Hurtley,
hillbilly golf; Jim Hackler and Dee McNew, horseshoes; Dave DeYoung and Carolyn
Phillips, ping pong; Jack Yost, eight-ball pool; Darlene Gemind, advanced shuffle-
board; Barry Hart, novice shuffleboard; and Mahlon Mann, washer toss.


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VU.








Winning the bronze medals were: Elton Alquire and Janice Kulp, bocce ball; Jack Yost
and Darlene Gemind, darts; Floyd Smith, golf 51 & up; Dick Johnson, golf 50 & under;
Darlene Gemind, hillbilly golf; Gene Brumbaugh and Sarah Widmer, horseshoes; Jim
Miller and Nancy Hackler, ping pong; Frank Willy, eight-ball pool; Ruth Hubbard,
advanced shuffleboard; Michel Trembley, novice shuffleboard; and Joe Owens, wash-
er toss.



Save Our Schools (S.O.S.)
Hardee District Schools

March 24, 2009


VOTE YES







Notice
Extension of Modified Phase II Water Shortage and
Revision and Expansion of Modified Phase III Water Shortage
On February 24, 2009, the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board
approved three water shortage actions, including extension of Water Shortage Order SWF 07-02,
modifying Order SWF 08-044 and enacting Order SWF 09-009. The following is a summary of these
orders, which are all in effect through June 30, 2009.
Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Lake*, Levy*, Marion, Polk and Sumter counties:
A modified Phase II water shortage alert remains in effect, including a maximum ofonce-per-week
lawn watering, watering limited to before 8 a.m. or
after 6 p.m., limited exemptions for hand watering
and micro-irrigation, a 60-day new plant establish-
ment allowance, and fountain operation limited to
eight hours per day.
Contact your water utility to determine if a special local
lawn watering schedule is in effect. If not, the following
schedule continues to apply (water only if needed):
SAddresses ending in 0 or 1 may water on Monday. B ..'
Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may water on Tuesday.
Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may water on Wednesday.
SAddresses ending in 6 or 7 may water on Thursday. 555"N
Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may water on Friday.


Charlotte, DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco,
Pinellas and Sarasota counties:
* A modified Phase III water shortage alert is now in
effect.
* Most provisions of the previously issued Phase II
Water shortage alert continue, including the once-
. per-week lawn watering schedule.
* Watering times: Although watering is still allowed before
8 a.m. or after 6 p.m., properties under 2 acres may only
use one of the two time "windows" on their day.
* Hand watering and micro-irrigation ofnon-turfgrass
material can still occur on any day, if needed, but may
now occur only during allowable watering times.
* New non-turfgrass plant material: Watering is
allowed any day during the first 30 days, then
three-times-per-week for the second 30 days, if
needed. Even-numbered addresses may water new
plants on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, whereas
odd-numbered addresses may water new plants on
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.


S/ Conditions of water resources or water supply require
e / limltatlons on nonessential water uses u
Conditions of water resources or water supply require
,h M., s strict llmitations on nonessential water uses


* New and replacement turfgrass (sod, plugs, seed,
etc.): Watering is allowed any day during the first 15 days, then three-times-per-week for the
second 15 days.


No special watering is allowed for overseeding an existing lawn.
Fountains are further limited to only four hours of operation per day.
Restaurants shall only serve water upon request.
Local enforcement agencies must issue a citation instead of a warning if a watering violation is
witnessed.
Water utilities must take additional demand management actions, including:
> Reduction of water system pressure.
* Reduction of water use by high-use single-family residential customers.
* Consideration of a drought surcharge for high-use single-family residential customers.
* Consideration of a reclaimed water availability fee.


This notice is only a summary of the orders. For more information, please
visit the District's website or call 1-800-848-0499.
This information will be made available in accessible formats upon request.
Please contact the Communications Department at (352) 796-7211 or
1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4757; TDD only at 1-800-231-6103 (FL only).


Southwest Florida
Water Management District
WATERMATTERS.ORG. 1-800-423-1476


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Avion Palms in Bowling Green held its second annual Senior Olympics Feb. 23-27, end-
ing with a picnic when medals were presented. The gold winners were: Alex Kaki and
Darlene Gemind, bocce ball; Bill Werner and Dee McNew, darts; Stan Johnson, golf 51
& over; Don Widmer, golf 50 & under; Dave Benedict, hillbilly golf; Ralph Kulp and
Henrietta Brumbaugh, horseshoes; Gene Gilbert and Henrietta Brumbaugh, ping pong;
Bud Phillips, eight-ball pool; Bob McNew, advanced shuffleboard; Clair Souter, novice
shuffleboard; and Bill Werner, washer toss.















Who: Florida Little Folks Learning Centers is looking for qualified staff
with current "CDA" credentials
What: Qualified Teachers wanted with "CDA credentials. Salary nego-
tiable depending on experience.
When: Begin immediately (Monday thru Friday) 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. (flex
lunch)
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FIRST ANNUAL DISTRICT CONVENTION

HIGHLANDSHARDEE COUNTY


Public Invited

An Influential and Informative Meeting for All Hispanics


St. Michael's Catholic Church
408 Heard Bridge Road

Wauchula, FL 33873


Saturday


- March 14


Starts at 11:00 a.m.


Topics To Be Discussed
Civil Rights, Housing, Education, Health, Immigration


Special Guest Speakers
Representative from U.S. Department of Justice
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, LULAC State Director
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Obituaries


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ROBERT NELSON
NOBLETT
Robert Nelson Noblett, 49,
of Bowling 'Green, died
Thursday, March 5, 2009, at
his home.
Born in Arcadia on March
9, 1959, he was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County.
He was self-employed in
lawn maintenance and at-
tended Victory Praise Center.
He was preceded in death
by his brother, Richard Dean
Noblett.
Survivors include his par-
ents, Robert L. and Delilia
Noblett of Bowling Green;
two brothers, Rayburn Nob-
lett of Bowling Green and
Daniel Noblett of Kalama-
zoo, Mich.; two sisters,
Debra Rucker of Bowling
Green and Cynthia Heine of
Wauchula; and several
nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday,
March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the garden chapel. Graveside
services were on Wednesday
at 10 a.m. at Bowling Green
Cemetery with John Gray
and W.M. Smith officiating.



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HUNTER WYATT
ABBOTT
Hunter Wyatt Abbott, the
infant son of William Abbott
and Cassidy Barnett of Fort
Green, died Saturday, March
7, 2009, at Sebring.
Survivors include his par-
ents; paternal grandparents,
Ronnie Abbott of Fort Green
and Dana Abbott of Wau-
chula; paternal great-grand-
parents, Rev. Jim and Cindy
Williams of Wauchula, and
Charles and Lynda Williams
of Wauchula; maternal g
parents, Ann and Larry.
Money of Avon Park and
Edward and Lori Ann Barnett
of Sebring; maternal great-
grandparents, Jim and Iona
Barnett of Bowling Green
and Ruth Jordan of Avon
Park; uncles and aunts, Ryan
and Amanda Abbott, Jessica
Abbott and Doug Garner,
Bethany Barnett, Lydia
Jernigan and Kami Eason;
cousins, Lane Abbott, Dalton
Garner and Mason Caudill;
and many great-aunts, great-
uncles, and great-cousins.
Graveside services were
held on Monday, March 9, at
3 p.m., at Fort Green Metho-
dist Cemetery with the Rev.
Blake Albritton and Rev. Jim
Williams officiating.



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HUNTER WYATT
ABBOTT
Hunter Wyatt *Abbott, the
infant son of William Abbott
and Cassidy Barnett of Fort
Green, died Saturday, March 7,
2009, at Sebring.
Survivors include his par-
ents; paternal grandparents,
Ronnie Abbott of Fort Green
and Dana Abbott of Wauchula;
paternal great-grandparents,
Rev. Jim and Cindy Williams of
Wauchula, and Charles and
Lynda Williams of Wauchula;
maternal grandparents, Ann and
Larry Money of Avon Park and
Edward and Lori Ann Barnett
of Sebring; maternal great-
grandparents, Jim and lona
Barnett of Bowling Green and
Ruth Jordan of Avon Park.
Graveside services were held
on Monday, March 9, at 3 p.m.,
at Fort Green Methodist
Cemetery with the Rev. Blake
Albritton and Rev. Jim
Williams officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


DIANA SUSET BONILLA
Diana Suset Bonilla, 13, of
Fort Meade, died Monday,
March 2, 2009, at All Child-
ren's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Born Aug. 6, 1995, in Bar-
tow, she was of the Catholic
faith.
Survivors include her par-
ents, Pedro and Irene Sanchez
Bonilla of Fort Meade; one sis-
ter, Adilene Bonilla of Fort
Meade; and two brothers, Adan
Bonilla and Martin Bonilla both
of Fort Meade.
Visitation was held on Mon-
day, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the funeral home. Services
were held on Tuesday, at 11:30
a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic'
Church in Fort Meade and
interment followed at Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade,
Condolences can be sent to
the family at www.Mclean-
funeralhome.net.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


REBA MILLS OFFER
Reba Mills Hoffer, 95, of
Fort .Meade, died Sunday,
March 8, 2009, in Winter
Haven.
Born Jan. 3, 1914, in Fort
Meade she was an organist and
a member of First United
Methodist .Church of Fort
Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, C.W. Mills Sr. and
Margaret Thomas Mills; two
brothers, C.W. Mills Jr. and
Thomas Orion Mills; and one
sister, J9hnnie Merle Mills.
Survfvors include her hus-
band, Jack C. Hoffer of Fort
Meade; a nephew; and a niece
Visitation was Wednesday,.
March 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade and ser-
vices followed at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Vince Price officiating.
Interment followed at Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the First Metho-
dist Church of Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home .
Fort Meade






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AUDIE McDANIEL
Audie McDaniel, 97, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
March 5, 2009.
Born Nov. 19, 1911, in
Turner County, Ga., he moved
to Florida in 1931 and worked
as a farmer and citrus grower
for most of his life. He was a
World War II U.S. Navy veteran
and a member at Northside
Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of
60 years, Bethel McDaniel; two
daughters, Beth Hodgman and
husband Burche of Wauchula,
and Jo May and husband Jerry
of Sebring; one brother, Jack
McDaniel and wife Wilma of
Hampton; two sisters, Mary
Tomlinson of Orlando and
Mazie Ketrer of Wauchula and
Little Rock, Ark.; four grand-
children, David Crews and wife
Ursula of Winter Haven, Aaron
Crews and wife Chihoko of
Lemoore Naval Base, Calif.,
Katie Carter and husband
Casey, and Kelly Simpson and
wife Ashley of Sebring; and
five great-grandchildren,
William and Noah Crews,
Natalie Simpson, and Breanna
and Cameron Hause.
Visitation was held Monday,
March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
garden chapel. Services were
held on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at
Northside Baptist Church with
the Rev. Mitch Landress, the
Rev. Doyle McDaniel, and
Duck Smith officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Wauchula
Cemetery with Pastor Steven
Darley officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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AUDIE
McDANIEL
Audie McDaniel, loving
husband,- father and grandfa-
ther, 97, of Wauchula, was
called home to be with the
Lord on March 5, 2009.
Born Nov. 19, 1911, in
Turner County, Ga., he mov-
ed to Florida in 1931 and
worked as a farmer and citrus
grower for' most of his life.
He was a World War II U.S.
Navy veteran and He wor-
shipped at Northside Baptist
Church where he was a mem-
ber for the past 52 years. He
loved the Lord.
He is survived and will be
missed by his wife of 60
years, Bethel McDaniel; two
daughters, .Beth Hodgman
and husband Burche of Wau-t
chula, and Jo May and hus-
band Jerry of.Sebring; one
brother, Jack McDaniel and
wife Wilma of Hampton; two
sisters, Mary Tomlinson of
IOrlando and Mazie Ketner of
Wauchula and Little Rock,
Ark.; four grandchildren,
David Crews and wife Ursula
of Winter Haven, Aaron
Crews and wife Chihoko of
Lemoore Naval Base, Calif.,
Katie .Carter and husband
Casey, and Kelly Simpson
and wife Ashley of Sebring;
and five gieat-grandchildren,
William and Noah Crews,
Natalie Simpson, and Bre-
anna and Cameron Hause.
Visitation was held Mon-
day, March 9, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the garden chapel.
Services were held on Tues-
day, at 2 p.m. at Northside
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Mitch Landress, the Rev.


ALICE MILDRED
DeHOND
Alice Mildred DeHond, 79,
of Winter Haven, died Wednes-
day, March 4, 2009.
Born Jan. 23, 1930, in
Albany, N.Y. she was a home-
maker. She was a member of
Heartland Community Church
in Winter Haven, and a past
member of First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade, the Joy Club and
the Joy Givers.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Bruce DeHond.
Survivors include one son,
David DeHond and wife Jackie
of Winter Haven; one grand-
daughter, Stephanie Williams
and husband Tony of Winter
Haven; and one great-grandson,
Noah James Williams.
A memorial service was held
on Saturday, March 7, at 10
a.m. at First Baptist Church of
Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Heartland
Community Church at 5624
Cypress Garden Blvd., Winter
Haven.
Condolences can be sent to
the family at www.Mclean-
funeralhome.net.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


ROBERT NELSON
NOBLETT
Robert Nelson Noblett, 49,
of Bowling Green, died Thurs-
day, March 5, 2009, at his
home.
Born in Arcadia on March 9,
1959, he was a lifelong resident
of Hardee County. He was self-
employed in lawn maintenance
and attended Victory Praise
Center.
He was preceded in death by
a brother, Richard Dean Nob-
lett.
Survivors include his par-
ents, Robert L. and Delilia
SNoblett of Bowling Green; two
brothers, Rayburn Noblett of
Bowling Green and Daniel
Noblett of Kalamazoo, Mich.;
two sisters, Debra Rucker of
Bowling Green and Cynthia
Heine of Wauchula; and several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday,
March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the garden chapel. Graveside
services were on Wednesday at
10 a.m. at Bowling Green
Cemetery with John Gray and
W.M. Smith officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula""'.


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WILLIAM EARL LEACH
William Earl Leach, 84, of
Homosassa, died Thursday,
March 5, 2009, in Lakeland.
Born Jan. 15, 1925, in
Catula, Tenn., he moved to
Homosassa from Bunker Hill,
Ind. in 2006. He was a resident
of Fort Meade from 1976 to
1992. He was a veteran of
World War II and former coal
miner and pipe fitter for Local
Union 440 in Kokomo, Ind. He
was also a member of American
Legion post #23 of Fort Meade.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Janet Wilson.
Survivors include his former
wife, Winifred Leach of Fort
Meade; two sons Michael
Leach of Kingsport, Tenn. and
Tim Leach of Missouri; three
daughters, Judity Hutchens of
Homosassa, Deborah Taylor of
Bowling Green, and Tina Leach
of Fort Meade; nine grandchil-
dren; and 14 great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorial services will be
Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m. at
Hancock Funeral Chapel.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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today's business climate, em-
ployers must constantly build
and enhance the skills of their
employees. For a solution to
developing your employees,
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Worker Training program pro-
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This flexible program is
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logistics and distribution, man-
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This program will reimburse
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direct training costs; and em-
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LOUISE VIRGINIA
HARRELL
Louise Virginia Harrell, 80,.
of Ona, died Tuesday, March 3,
2009, in Ona.
Born in Saulsville, W. Va;,
she came to Ona from Sebring
.in 1966. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Union
Baptist Church in Ona.
Survivors include two
daughters, Sheryl Lee Bradley
of Winter 'Haven, Stephanie
Gourley and husband Wayne of
Ona; three sons, Alan Harrell of
Las Vegas, Nev., Mike Harrell
of Ona, and Joey H. Harrell and
wife Renee of Lakeland; three
sisters; three brothers; 12
grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day), March 12, from 10 to 11-
a.m. with memorial services
following at 11 a.m. at the
Union Baptist Church of Ona.
Memorials may be made to
the Union Baptist Church locat-
ed at 5076 Lily Church Road,
Ona.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Avon Park


Workforce research shows
that employees value the oppor-
tunity to acquire new skills,
which lead to increased produc-
tivity and impact the bottom
line. In a two-year period Heart-
land Workforce has awarded
over $188,000 to employers us-
ing the employed worker train-
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450 employees trained.
Roger Hood of Heartland
Workforce encourages employ-
ers in the targeted industries to
apply for these training dollars.
"A trained workforce positively
impacts the economy in overall
business and community devel-
opment."
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and are distributed on a first-
come, first-served basis. To
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March 12, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Free Seminar Will Help Businesses Cope


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
The regular spring term of
Circuit Court will open in
Wauchula on. Tuesday, March
20, with Judge W.J. Barker, of
Sebring, presiding, and State's
Attorney L. Grady Burton, of
Wauchula, presiding. The grand
jury will have two murder cases
to investigate. The list of those
summoned for duty on the
grand and petit juries follows.
Charles Krause Jr., age 25, an
Avon Park drayman, was shot
and instantly killed about 2:30
Sunday morning, and Mance
Kirkland, about 35, filling sta-
tion proprietor, is being held in
the county jail to await action of
the grand jury next week. The
coroner's jury was empaneled
early Sunday morning and
ordered Kirkland held for the
grand jury.
The systematic work of erad-
icating& the Texas cattle fever
tick in the eight counties in cen-
tral and southwestern Florida
begins April 2. A number of
dipping vats have been built in
Hardee County recently. The
State Livestock Sanitary Board
ordered all the area quarantined.
Spring silk dresses in all
styles, sport and dressy, in
prints, pastels and plain silk, are
available at J.W. Earnest & Co.
for $3.95. It's the scoop of the
market of what's hot in New
York.
50 YEARS AGO
The Bowling Green City
Commission is sounding out-
public opinion on a possible
expansion -of the city limits
north and south of the present
boundaries. "We don't want to
go ahead without the approval
of a majority pf the people that
will be affected," declared City
Commissioner A.J. Spieth Jr.
The Hardee-Polk county line
road, which was supposed to
start construction in January, is
no' nebaeri construction than it
was two montHragorGCoemis-
sitner B.J. Jotinsori,' in iAose
district the road is to be built,
said that Polk County commis-
sioners said they have no funds
now for the project.
WAVE Sylvia Holt, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Reson L. Holt
of Ona, was one of eight mem-
bers of the armed forces chosen
to be guests of honor at the 18th
USO Anniversary celebration in
Washington, D. C. She is shown
with Sen. Spessard Holland,
who greeted her in the Senate
Reception Room.
Crews IGA grocery advertis-
es a two-pound bag of Chinito
long grain rice for 29 cents,
fancy yellow bananas for 10
cents a pound, a tall can of
salmon for 39 cents and Aunt
Jemima oat meal bread mix for
35 cents a package. Wauchula
Hills Supermarket has chuck
roast for 49 cents a pound, a 10-
pound sack of flour for 89 cents
and new white potatoes, 10
pounds for 19 cents.

25 YEARS AGO
March roared in like a lion,
bringing' a blast of cold weather
and strong winds which dam-
aged. the young produce and
watermelon plants in Hardee
County. The winds did as much
or more damage than the light
frost Thursday and Friday
mornings. Temperature lows
were reported between 33 and
31 degrees.
After months of deliberation,
Seaboard System Railroad has
made its decision and will file
for abandonment of its Tencor-
Arcadia line by the end of the
month. The line;, which runs
through Hardee County parallel
to U.S. 17, serves the cities of
Bowling Green, Wauchula and
Zolfo Springs.
Weiner's Department Store
offers senior citizens, 62 and
older, a 10 percent discount on a


large selection of ladies', men's
and children's apparel; and
Shop 'N Save on West Main
Street offers free estimates on
repairs of Singer, White or New
Home sewing machines.
10 YEARS AGO
The end, of February has
come and gone and the hospital
is still open. Despite earlier pre-
dictions that it would close its
doors if county officials could
not come to its rescue by Feb.


28, Florida Hospital/Wauchula
survives. The County Commis-
sion has tentatively set a March
23 public hearing on approving
$500,000 a year to help the hos-
pital.
Two dozen Hardee Junior
High eighth graders will com-
pete on the opening day of the
Hardee County Fair for the top
honor of Junior Miss Hardee
County. The pageant will be
Monday, March 22, beginning
at 7 p.m.


I WayBack hen


McKown is a certified busi-
ness analyst. His office has
counseled hundreds of busi-
nesses in the area, and has sig-
nificant strategies to sustain
your business in the current
economic climate.
The seminar will begin at 9
a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at
South Florida Community
College/Hardee Campus.
Heartland Workforce has
arranged for the seminar to be
offered at no cost, however
seating is limited.
To reserve a seat or for more


information, call Cheryl Sharp,
Heartland Workforce, at (863)
385-3672 extension 288 or e-
mail sharp @ heartland-wprk-
force.org.


Rep. Denise Grimsley' (R-,
Lake Placid) and the Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative (FHREDI) are cQ-
sponsors of the seminar.


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Track Teams Add 6 Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trip to North Port last week
added six wins for the girls and
boys track teams.
The coed-relay meet enabled
Hardee to defeat DeSoto, Sara-
sota Booker, Out-of-Door
Academy, Bayshore, Braden
River and Cardinal Mooney,
improving the boys record to
nine wins and the girls to seven.
The season began with a
quad-meet at Avon Park, in
which the Hardee teams defeat-
ed Lake Placid, Walker Acad-
emy and Avon Park.
This week, the teams are at
the Sebring relays today
(Thursday). Many will also go
to the Disney Showcase on
Saturday. Next week includes
the Tornado Invitational Pole
Vault competition at Riverview
on Wednesday and the Tornado
Invitational at Booker on March
19.
There are two more meets in


March, at Avon Park on the
24th and back to North Port on
March 27. Both meets enable
Hardee to come against several
2A-10 teams. The district in-
cludes Braden River, Cardinal
Mooney, Clearwater Central
Catholic, DeSoto, Englewood
Lemon Bay, Ruskin Lennard,
Riverview Spoto and St. Pete
Catholic.
Although the North Port meet
last week was a coed relay, with
two boys and two girls in each
event, there were some individ-
ual highlights.
One big one was senior
Carlos Ramirez, currently rank-
ed seventh in the state. At North
Port, he threw the discus 140'6"
and the shot put 45'6". At. last
year's state finals, the winning
discus was 177-10 and the win-
ning shot 50-03.25.
Senior Postene Louisjeune
"also finished solid in the shot
put with a 41-foot effort. He
and junior Antjuan Jones also


both did well in the long jump.
Jones finished at 19'1.5", while
Louisjeune was at 18'11."
Incidentally, in last year's state
meet, then-senior Marwin Sim-
mons placed eighth with a jump
of 22-08.50. Simmons had set
a new school record in that
event.
Jones also hit 5'4" in the high
jump and 37.9 in the triple
jump.
Other Hardee tracksters
doing well at North Port includ-
ed girls high jump, where both
Lacey Garza and LaCresha
Carlton made 4-2. In the triple.
jump, Jalyn Smith hit 12.3" and
Irlande Metayer made 12-1.5.
Brianna Aguila, who received
the 2008 award for top vaulter,
hit 6'6" at the North Port meet.
In the discus, Nathan Tom-
linson made 93-6 and, for the
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IS IT TURKEY SEASON YET? .
Many of you who read my columns know that I often write
about hunting, more specifically, turkey hunting. .
Well, as March 21st may seem just around the corner to most
of you, for me it is like a kid waiting for Christmas but it isn't even '
Thanksgiving yet. H.P0
I didn't write that much about hunting last year because there ".
wasn't a lot of success in the killing area. No deer and only a cou- -
ple of does by friends in archery season. As for spring turkey sea- -___ __ .. ,'
son last year, I was able to call in two birds for two different "
friends. But this fall was more about sitting and learning. -- -
I'm relatively new to deer hunting, even though I've been --1 -: "
doing it for 20 years or so. So, I'm still learning each time I go out. -
I guess that's why I love hunting so much there is plenty to learn
about it.
This year I learned that sitting in the rain could be profitable.
During archery season I hunted three or four times in the driving -.
rain. I also learned that shooting in the rain is a little different than
practicing shooting at the back of the church in the shade with no
wind or any other distractions.
Then, of course, I planned something for each of the five days
of muzzleloader season, the best time to hunt as far as I'm con-
cerned. So at least this year I.didn't scare any deei off with a huge
cloud of smoke emerging from-the palmetto bush.
And for some reason every day I went out during general gun -
it was cold, or very windy. And every time I took my family to go
squirrel hunting all the squirrels were not out.
Then came the news of two big deer that were killed by our
neighbors, which I must admit made me wince and say half-heart-' '
edly, "Well, good for them." So.with the wind out of my sails I kept
hunting and praying that another big deer might emerge. -..
So know I'm stuck filling the freezer from the store, which I 1
hate, and really wishing I would have shot more hogs.
But if there is one good thing about hunting it's that you can
always talk about it, or think about it, or dream about it, even when
you can't go. You can tell stories about the days of old, when you
did see or kill that big one. Or you can make up stories about how
you are going to get a big one next year and you know right where'
to go.
Well, it won't be long now and I'll be back in the woods, chas-
ing long beards. That is, if the good Lord allows me and if I don't
drive every one around me crazy talking about how many days are
left 'til you know what!
I guess until then I'll just have to read my magazine on turkey
'hunting and watch a few television shows to keep me from missing
it too bad.
I wonder who the Santa Claus for turkey hunters would be?
Yeah, I better go sit on my wife's lap and tell her what I want for ,
Christmas, "Santa, I want a nice long weekend in the woods, call-
ing up big turkeys." i
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Each year the YMCA runs a campaign to raise money for our scholarship program. Many re
of you have supported and helped us to raise this money and we would like to say Thank
you. This money is raised so that we may continue to offer help to families who otherwise
would not be able to afford to have their child participate in our programs.
We also compete with the Sarasota Family YMCA's three other branches to win the Caring B 1 S_
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March 12, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7A


City Launches Main Street Activity


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At its meeting on Monday
night, the Wauchula City Com-
mission approved several up-
coming.community events.
Jessica Newman, who was
hired at the city's Community
Redevelopment Agency/Main
Street Director on Jan. 1, pre-
sented several CRA projects.
Already there are 14 teams
signed up for the March 27-28
Grillin' and Chillin', with
another half dozen or so expect-
ed. The parking lots on both
sides of U.S. 17 may be used
for most of the activity.
Friday Night Live events
from 5 to 9 p.m. on the third
Friday of each month will start
on April 17. Each month there
will be a different theme and
different civic group partnering
with Main Street to provide the
entertainment.
Starting in May will be
monthly Cruising' on Main
activities.
The revised CRA budget will
be advertised for first reading at
the commission's April meet-
ing.







A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
O God, You will keep in per-
fect peace all those who
trust in You, whose thoughts
are fixed on You! Trust in the
Lord always, for the Lord
God is the eternal Rock.
Isaiah 26:3-4 (NLT)

FRIDAY
Then some little children
were brought to Him, so that
He could put His hands on
them and pray for them. The
disciples frowned on the
parents' action, but Jesus
said, "You must let the little
children come to Me, and
you must never stop them.
The kingdom of Heaven
belongs to little children like
these."
Matthew. 19:13-14 (PME)
SATURDAY
The good person is gener-
ous and lends lavishly; no
shuffling or stumbling
around for this one, but a
sterling and solid and lasting
reputation, unfazed by
rumor or gossip, heart
ready, trusting in God, Spirit-
firm, unperturbed.
Psalm 112:5-6 (ME)
SUNDAY
Then they said to/ Him,
"What must we do, to be
doing the works of God?"
Jesus answered them, "This
is the work of God, that you
believe on Him whom God
has sent ... I am the bread
of life; he who come to Me
shall not hunger, and he who
believes in Me shall never
thirst."
John 6:28-29,35 (RSV)
MONDAY
The Lord is slow to anger
and great in power, but He
will not leave the guilty
unpunished. The Lord is
good, a refuge in time of
trouble. He cares for those
who trust in Him.
Nahum 1:37 (NIV)
TUESDAY
With all this in mind, what
are we to say? If God is on
our side, who can be against
us? He did not spare His
own Son but gave Him up
for us all, how can He fail to
lavish upon us all He has to
give. ...There is nothing in all
creation that can separate
us from the love of God in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:36,38b (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
The Lord said to Moses, "Tell
all the people: 'I am the Lord
your God. You must be holy
because I am holy. You must
respect your father and your
mother, and you must keep
My Sabbaths. I am the Lord
your God.' "
Leviticus 19:1-2 (NCV)


In another CRA issue, the
city agreed to the purchase at no
more than $70,000 for the home
and 10-foot easement of a prop-
erty on South. Eighth Avenue
which will be used for commu-
nity parking and other uses.
Finally, the commission
approved advertising for bids
for the master re-development
plan for the CRA area historic
downtown Wauchula, govern-
mental functions, retail and ser-
vice activities, a variety of
housing levels and a commer-
cial corridor along U. S. 17.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved first reading of
three ordinances annexing
70.81 acres at 1850 W. Main
Street, amending the Compre-
hensive Land Use Plan and
changing the zoning from coun-
ty A-1 Agricultural to city R-1
Single Family Residential ex-
cept for 2.55 acres designated
city P-I Professional/neighbor-
hood commercial. This is for a
senior retirement community
with an Alzheimer's unit, club-
house and cottage living for
people no longer wanting to
maintain their homes.
Commissioners Ken Lambert
and Clarence Bolin abstained
from voting because of their
professional contacts with the
property/plan.
approved first reading of
a pair of ordinances to submit a


Comp Plan change and change
the zoning designation for 3.68
acres off Owens Drive from R-
4 manufactured or mobile home
park to F-R farm-residential.
approved a request from
Habitat For Humanity to con-
struct a $70,000-$80,000 home
at the intersection of Alabama
Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
in the Avalon Park subdivision.
approved a recommenda-
tion for a variance to allow an
eight-foot fence along property
at 114 N. Second Avenue for
swimming pool privacy.
approved an ordinance
removing reference to the code
enforcement' unit to be under
the police department or police
chief. Instead, the new code
enforcement unit will work
with the Code Enforcement
Board and city manager's
office.
approved a lease with
MetroPCS Florida to rent space
on the city's water tower on
Palmetto Street and North
Fourth Avenue fdr its wireless
communication system.
appointed Patricia Det-
wiler, owner of a bed and break-
fast on South Fourth Avenue, to
the Zoning Board to fill the seat
of Jim Sellers.
discussed two citizens'
requests for reconsideration of
their utility deposits and meter
reading. The commission decid-
ed to hold a workshop to con-
sider a change from using the


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heard reports from Public
Works Administrator Ray
McClellan. Now that the
Hardee Help Center has moved
out of the old Ausley Library at
Palmetto Street and Eighth


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building and installation of a
sound system should be cdm-
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tributed to this report.


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Beware of Post
Card Scam
SThe. Hardee County
Sheriff's Office warns resi-
dents of Hardee County to
be cautious if they receive a
post card in the mail saying,
A Parcel had been reserved
in your name, see other side
for immediate delivery infor-
rnation."
The card states an amount
Charged of $6.95 for pro-
cessing and delivery and to
call a 1-800 phone number.
Upon calling the number a
Customer service represen-
tative will try to get a credit'
heard number and offer a cul-
tured pearl necklace. For
assistance or information
call the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office at 773-4144.

Free Workshop
On Business
The volunteer organiza-
lion, SCORE, will host a free:.
Workshop, "How To Make
'our Business Thrive, Not
,~st Survive" in Lakeland on
Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
:,SCORE has a chapter that
;,i responsible for Polk,
highlandss and Hardee coun-
.ties and is sponsored by the
iA.S. Small Business Admini-
:sration. Call 863-619-5783
:fo make a reservation.)


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Pre-school
Parents can enroll their
four year old children in a
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten.
program that is free to all
Florida residents. VPK Is a
constitutional amendment
designed to ensure a free,:
high-quality pre-school expe-
rience.
Summer VPK is 300
hours. Hardee County resi-
dents can enroll their eligible
child and select from a list of
local child care providers
- who are certified to provide
VPK. Enrollment begins
Monday. Call the Early
Learning Coalition of Flori-
da's Heartland, Inc. at 767-
1002 to enroll.


Lupus Group
Still Organizing
The Hardee County Lupus
Support Group will hold its
.second meeting on Tuesday,
March 17, at Florida Hospital
Wauchula.
The meeting will be held in
the east end conference
Room, 1st floor, of the hospi-
:*tal at 533 W. Carlton St.,
Wauchula.


THURSDAY. MARCH 12
VHardee County School
Board; regular meeting,
SBoard Room, 20Q S. Florida
SAve., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
MONDAY. MARCH 16


WProject Graduation
2009, meeting to discuss up-
coming events, Peace Valley
Lutheran Church, 1643 Sten-
strom Road (across from the
Agri-Center), Wauchula, 6
p.m.
VZolfo Springs City Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Civic Center, 3210 U.S. 17
South, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY. MARCH 19.
S Hardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning'
Meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
SOrange St., Wauchula, 8:30
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Last Chance To
See Last Show
The Hardee County Play-
ers wilt be putting on its final
performances of A,R. Gur-
ney's "Love Letters" on Fri-
day and Saturday at the his-
toric Wauchula City 'Hall
Auditorium, 225 East Main
St., Wauchula.
The Sunday matinee has
been cancelled. Performanc-
es begin at 7:30 p.m. with
doprs opening approximately
one hour before showtime.
Tickets are $5 and are avail-
able at the door on the day of
the show.

Discover Your
Inner Poet
The Friends of the Library
is sponsoring The Beauty of
Nature Poetry Contest that
began Wednesday and will.
continue through April 13.
There are four age groups:
Elementary 3rd to 5th grade;
Junior high; high school; and:
adult.
April is National Poetry
Month. For more informa-
tion, and a list of contest
rules, stop by the Hardee
County Public Library locat-
ed 315 N 6thAve., U.S. 17
South, Wauchula.


Yard Sale To
Benefit Habitat
On Saturday, March 21,
Habitat for Humanity will
host a yard sale to gain sup-
port.
The sale, from 8:30 a.m. to
1 p.m., will take place behind
the driver license office in
Wauchula. Donations are
welcome but please do not
bring clothes.


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Obituaries

DOROTHY J. ALDERMAN
' Dorothy J. Alderman, 78, of
Green Cove Springs, died
Saturday, March 7, 2009, at
Green Cove Springs.
S Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Hardee
County, she was a former resi-
dent of Manatee and Hardee
counties. She was a nurse and
of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one broth-
er, Virgil Weed of Zolfo
Springs; and one sister, Johnna
Starling of Orange Park.
Visitation was held on
Wednesday, March 11, at the
funeral chapel from 2 to 3 p.m.
and services followed at 3 p.m.
with the Rev. Brook Larrison
officiating. Interment followed:
at Fort Green Methodist Ceme-
tery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s

Headquarters Dedication Ceremony and Open House

Since 1940, Peace River Electric Cooperative has proudly served the citizens of 10 central Florida counties,
including Hardee. For nearly 70 years, the cooperative has provided electricity, jobs and community support
to these rural areas from the centralized location of Wauchula.

To reaffirm our commitment, we have built and recently opened a brand new headquarters facility; construct-
ed to LEED specifications it meets the highest standards as a "green, energy efficient building." We hope you
will join us for a dedication ceremony and open house on Thursday, March 19. The dedication will begin
promptly at 4:00 pm Immediately afterward, open house tours will be conducted until 6:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors of Peace River Electric Cooperative


PRECO's New Headquarters

Dedication Ceremony and Open House
210 Metheny Road, Wauchula

March 19, 2009 From 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm


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Twirlers Meeting On Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Any high school or junior
high school student interested
in being on B baton twirling
team is invited to come to the
high school gym on Saturday.
"Experience is helpful but not
required," said instructor
Sharon Jefferson Metzger of the
1 p.m. session.
She plans for performances
during football game halftimes,
parades and basketball half-


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In its only game last week,
the Hardee junior varsity base-
ball team pitched a shutout.
This week includes a pair of
games, today (Thursday) at
Lake Placid and tomorrow at
Palmetto. Next week, there are
three games. Tuesday's is home
against DeSoto at 7 p.m. Wed-
nesday's is an opening game at
4 p.m. against visiting St.
Albans from Washington, D.C:
and Friday's is at Braden Ri\er .
at 7 p.m.
In last week's visit from Fort'


times as well as a winter/sum-
mer dance twirl team to com-
pete in state twirling competi-
tions.
Metzger has state, national
and world championships in
strut and twirling and is a certi-
fied National Baton Twirling
Association teacher.
Her assistant, Kristine Light,
is a former New York state
strut/solo champions.
The duo is looking to train
twirlers who will eventually
qualify to twirl at the collegiate


Meade, sophomore Lincoln
Saunders was on the round, re-
tiring the junior Miners in the
first inning on a strikeout, drop-
ped third strike throw from the
catcher to the first sacker, and a
hit batsman who was out trying
for third on a single by the next
batter.
Hardee got going early, plat-
ing a pair of runs in the home
half of the first inning. Fresh-
man Justin Knight drew a walk
to start the action and classmate
Dawson singled. When Saund-
ers, the first runners hurried
home. Saunders was stranded at


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level.
"So, be prepared to work
hard, and have fun!" Metzgar
says. She expects students to
maintain a 3.0 grade point aver-
age while participating in the
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Junior high and high school
students who have a baton,
should bring it with them. If
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third when the final out oc-
curred.
Both teams went scoreless in
the second inning, although
Fort Meade left the bases
jammed. The third inning was a
three-up, three-down outing for
the Miners. Knight singled but
was out on a Crawford fielder's
choice, and both Saunders and
soph Justin Bromley popped
out.
The fourth frame was another
three up, three down for Fort
Meade. Hardee stranded fresh-
man Carter Lambert, whose
fielder's choice had forced
Mikey Retana at second.
On to the fifth inning, anoth-
er one, two, three for the visi-
tors. Hardee splurged for three
scores. Caleb Reas was out 6-3,
before both Knight and Craw-
ford singled. When Saunders
was safe on an error, two run-
-ners came home. Saunders
made the third run on a hit by
soph Thomas Flores.
It was similar in the sixth
inning. Fort Meade was held to
just three batters. For Hardee,
Dalton Hewett singled and
moved along on a walk by
Brandon Holton and hit bats-
man Reas, scoring on a Craw-
ford sacrifice. Hardee led 6-0.
Bromley came on in relief in
the top of the e\ e,nrh and final,,
inning and prompt \ struck out.
the side, keeping the game a
shutout.


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HJHS Volleyball
JV Baseball


Sebring
Sebring
Sebring
Lake Placid


HOME
Away
HOME
Away


3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:30/6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


March 13 Softball DeSoto Away 5:00/7:00 p.m
JV Baseball Palmetto Away 7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Palmetto HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 14 Track Orlando Away 9:00 a.m.
March 16 Tennis Avon Park HOME 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Frostproof Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
March 17 Softball Avon Park Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto HOME 7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto Away 7:30 p.m.
March 18 JV Baseball St. Albans HOME 4:00 p.m.
Track Riverview Away TBA
Varsity Baseball St. Albans HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 19 Tennis DeSoto HOME 4:00 p.m.
Track Riverview Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball Booker Away 6:00 p.m.
March 20 JV Baseball Braden River Away 7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Braden River HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 21 Weightlifting Bartow Away TBA
March 23 HJHS Volleyball DeSoto Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Sebring Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Lake Placid HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 24 Boys/Girls Tennis Avon Park HOME 4:00 p.m.
Track Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Softball Mulberry HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Avon Park Away 7:30 p.m.
March 26 Weightliftina Fort Meade .Away 4:00 p.m.


Boys/Girls Tennis
HJHS Volleyball
Softball


DeSoto
Avon Park
Braden River


Away
HOME
Away


4:00 p.m.
5:30/6:30 p.m.
5:30/7:30 p.m.


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--Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
5112 Iwy. 17 N.
(Fuego's Sports Cafe)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Service .................I 1:00 .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 Ist & 3rd ............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........0:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100 .
Sunday School ............ ..10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1..1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACII
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.im.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
1oi ring Worslip ......11:00 a.m.
Di iciple train & Clio ......5:30 p.m.
Eynping \orship .....,6.30 p.n.
Wednesday Pra)el ................7:00 p:n.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH(
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............I I;0( 1 .m.
Youth Fellowship 5 11i I' i,
Evening'Worship ......;........6:0(E p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ...............7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAIPTIST
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 StuUy .:..:.;7:00' pnm.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

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


MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CIIURCII
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ..................... :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
781-5887
Sunday Worship .................. I l;00,a.m
Bread of Life Sunday ...2...! 2:'5 p.m.
The Meeting Tuesday..........6(:00 p.m.
OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ...................6:00 p.mn.


Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off lwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Micrcoles Servico...................6:30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CIURCII
3365 South US Iwy 17
Morning Service ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

ST. JOIN A.M.E. CHIIURCII
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday ('Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .............. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worslhip .............. 11:00 a.l.
Sunday Nigth Sen ric ............ 7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week IhilC Stud'\.
~Tlh uri ....................7.30 p. i.

ONA
LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Imiestone
Conuli.
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 ELIJM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .................1 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..).......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


.,WAI HULA
.;;-iAPOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY.
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Englisshg Service.................11:30 a.m.
generall Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Praye. .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Service .....................9:30 a.m.

CELEBRATIONN FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
i"lcbration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
WQidne.dir'lay Erenng Cell Groups
Adult(Cell Group .................7:00 pin.
'Youth Cell groupp ........ ........7:00 p.m.
(' 'hldren's Cell (iroup ..........7:00 p.m.
(Cll foir loratiions
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHIIURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor -, James Bland
.' Sunday Schoql ....................9:45 .m.
Morning Worship ................I I: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 ........7:0(1 p.m.
Men :v Lealderhxip & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CIIURCH OF GOI)
OF THIIE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCII OF JESUS CHRIST''
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..... ........... 00 a. .
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .............................. 11:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCIHULA IIILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950


Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service:........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
M artes Oracion......................7:00 p.m.
Jneves Servicio......................7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
-Domingo Servicio.................10:30 a.m..


WAUCHULA
ENI)DTIME 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.

FAITI PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCII
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................: p.m.
Wednesday Night Service.......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHIIURCII
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 Stuidy
............................................ 10 :00 a.m .
Wednesday Family Night Supper
................. .................. ...... 5 :00 p .m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
............ ...................................5 :4 5 p .m .
Church Orchestra Rch...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting........... ....... 6:00 p.m.
Youth Lie Groups ................6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh.................. 6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
.............................................. 6 :30 p .m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
................................... .... 6 :4 5 p .m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band............................ 6:45 p.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUIN)AY:
Generations Caf6 Opens........9 ) 30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast........................ 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ...............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade........................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PrcK-121th
grade...................6:30-8:00 p.m.

FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY :
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed.Prayer/Bible Study ...:..7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METIIODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 .m.
Wed. Family Night ...............7:0 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth
FLORIhA.'GOSPEL L
511 W. Phlmetto.
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship..... .:00'fin..
Wednesday Worship .............. 7:301.'p.

'THE GOSPEL ''ABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. 'Tennessee St. 773-3753.
Morning Service .................. 10:00 m.
Evening Worsip ..................6:006 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00;p.m.

IIEARTLANI)
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donul.................... 9:00 i.; m.
Sunday School .......................9:30'a:m.
W orship.................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
('Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min..........7!00 p.m.

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
322 IIancley Rd. 773-0065 '
Sunday Service...... .........1 :0() a.m.
Wednesday Service...........7:30 pdm.
Friday Service........ ..........7:30p!.m.
IG(;LESIA IISlPANA ;
PREISENCIA de Dios' ,i;
511 W. IPalnetto St.
Ven con to fanilia y aniigos y
I)isfrnta de La palibra de l)ios
Domingos ... .... .................6:0 p.m.
M iercolcs............................ 7:00'p rm .

IGLESIA AI)VENTISTA I)EL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


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


WAUCHULA

JEIIOVAI'S WITNESSES
ENGLISII
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service......................2:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
JEHIOVAII'S WITNESSES
SPANISII
Sunday Service ................ 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGIT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening ...................... 6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHUIIRCII
3102 Ieard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CIIURCII
113 N. 71h Ave.
Sunday Service ................I. 1:00 a.mn.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
........... 7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCII
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ...................(.Ist & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............I1:00 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.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1' & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......................... 1 : 15 a.m.
*"' Fellowship eacl Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 ManPey Road Eqjt Main 773-
5814 ,
Sunday c ................... 930 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
SOUL IIHARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
SundaySchool .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
. Sunday .............................. 9:00 a.m.
1-loly Days .. ..............................

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATIOLIC CIIURCH
4081 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) .................. :00 a.m.
(Cri ole).................. 1:00 p:m .
,Daily Mass in English ........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
S205 S. ltlh Ave. 773-9927
Subbath School .....................9:30 a.rn.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting.............7:00 p.m.

SOUTIISIDE 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 Brudenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.nm.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Wo shiismip ..............'......7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
15017 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 0:00 a.nm.
M morning Worship .................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ .......7:00 p.m
Tues. Iible Stdy
& Child Trali. ..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ..... .....7:00 p.m.


(863) 735-0470
Zolfo Springs, FL


WAUCHULA
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 Fain. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Church................................ 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 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 Woship ................1:00 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 fromn 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 ...............: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.nm.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
W worship ................................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening............................... 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA IISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Doninical ..............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 RANCII
COWBOY CIIURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on llwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. ..........9........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
(owboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAIrPT'IST CIIURCIH
3676 U.S. lIwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School . .. ...........9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship.......... ............ 1 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoollouse Lane 773-5889
Domningo. Misa cn Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confcsiones........................... 10:00 a.m.
l)octrina. ............................... 11:30 a.m.

SPANISII MISSION
735-8025
Escuela )ominica . .........10:00 a.m..
Servicio .............................. 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7'00 p.m.
Micrecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio...... ............ .....:..8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovencs ........5:00 p.m.


FIRST BAPTIST CIIURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
SJnday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Training IUnion ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.


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"Let us put the music in a
lower key," suggested the
musicians.
"No," she answered, "I
must try for all the notes."
One night her voice broke
as she reached for a high note.
Stopping the orchestra she
said, "Let's do it again." She
made it and the audience
thrilled her with thunderous
applause.
Falling down isn't failure,
but staying down is.
Have you fallen? Get up,
and the Lord promises, "I will
strengthen thee; yea; I will
help thee; yea, I will uphold
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carry it out. We can construct our life on faith as solid as the
walls of our house of worship; we can design our plan within
the guidelines set forth in God's Word. Most importantly, we
can pray each day for our Creator's guidance, for truly we
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CHAPEL
As the organist,. Gerry Wil-
helm, played for our commu-
nion Sunday; 190 were greeted
by Jim and Helen Noble and
Les and Betsy DeGroff. Wel-
coming and announcements
were made by Bob Bellis and
prayer by Janit Apple.
The choir sapg "People Need
the Lord," directed by Ardeth
Johns, solo part by Thanna
Adams, accompanied by Cheryl
Conkle. Our special music
soloist, Phyllis Hanson, sang
"The Holy City," accompanied
by Sandy Feeser.
The goodbyes are starting
already, with Bob and Cheryl
Conkle leaving at the end of
this week to go North. Flowers
were presented to each by Ruth
Gunn: Ardeth Johns, our direc-
tor, Cheryl Conkle, pianist,
Gerry Wilhelm, and Sandy
Feeser, organists. We are so
grateful to have such talented
people who-are willing to share
with us during the snowbird
season. It takes many to make
chapel service successful.
Pastor Jim Williams spoke
from Mark 14, the first verse,
"The Last Supper." Just think of
the atmosphere surrounding the
12 disciples and what they must
of thought throughout that
whole meal, unknowing what
was about to take place.
In addition to the ushers we
had additional servers for com-
munion, Curtis and Jean Chaff-
in and Wayne Shick. Bob Conk-


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

CASE NO.: 25-2007-CA-000598
Wells Fargo Bank, National
Association, as Trustee for Merrill
Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust
Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2004-OPT1
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Samuel W. Hrabal and Karen
Hrabal, His Wife; Portfolio
Recovery Associates, L.L.C.;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all
Lnknown Partisq claiming by,
through, under, and againstthe
Above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
SGrantees, or Other Claimants

Defendant(s).

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order rescheduling
foreclosure sale dated February 9,
2009, and entered in Civil Case
No. 25-2007-CA-000598 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein Wells Fargo
Bank, National Association, as
Trustee for Merrill Lynch Mortgage
Investors Trust Mortgage Loan
Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2004-OPT1, Plaintiff and Samuel
W. Hrabal and Karen Hrabal, his
wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE; IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 1::00 A.M., March 18,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 5, 6, 7, AND 8 OF
BLOCK 14, OF THE ORIGi-
NAL SURVEY OF THE
TOWN 'OF BOWLING
GREiN;,HARDEE COUNTY,-
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 74

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

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

6ATED at Wauchula, Florida, this
10 day of February, 2009

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida

By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk

SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 880-8888
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le led us in a closing song and
prayer.

COFFEE
Coffee and doughnuts were
enjoyed by 207. Darlene Brown
led the pledge and Wanda the
prayer. Jeff from All Florida
Weather Proofing & Construc-
tion Co. gave us information
that maintenance is the key to
saving for repairs.
Wanda gave updates and
upcoming events, and many
coupons were won and 50/50
was won by Ken Coant Sr.
Mitch and Pam, the man-
agers, announced the strawber-
ry festival with entertainment
March 12 at 1:30-3 p.m. need-
ing volunteers for cleaning and
serving the strawberries. Please
sign up.

ACTIVITIES
Bowling: High game and
series for the women, Arlene
Sebright with 213 and 429; high
game and series for the men,
Steve McIntire with 202 and
564.
Horseshoes: At Craig's, our
team winning 20-12.
Inter-Park Shuffle: At Crys-
tal Lake our women won eight
lost 10, and men won six lost
12.

SPOTLIGHT
Pastor of chapel Jim Will-
iams and his wife, Cindy, have
been married for 50 years and
have four children, eight grand-
children and three great-grand-
children.
Pastor Jim has been at our
chapel for three years, and feels
a real loss when we have all
gone to our various locations,
and is so happy when the fall
comes and we are back togeth-
er. He feels our congregational
family is so giving, loving and
caring. He feels so blessed
when serving, a church that is
interdenominational, and finds
he can preach completely from
the Bible and meet all our
needs.
He is semi-retired after being
a pastor at Oak Grove Baptist
for 21 years, and is presently
assistant pastor at First Baptist
Church in Bowling Green.
When time allows, he and
Cindy love to travel and be with
the grandchildren.
We have been very blessed to
have him as our pastor.




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 252009CP000001

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JESSIE V. YBARRA,
Deceased. /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate
of JESSIE V. YBARRA, deceased,
whose date of death was April 2,
2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, FL 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 served must their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate must file their claim with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is March 6, 2009.

Personal Representative:
ANGELITA Y. AVILA


3205 State Road 64 East
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JANE M. HANCOCK
Florida Bar No. 341002
Clifford M. Ables, III, P.A.
202 W. Main St., Ste. 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-773-0500

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Nothing like starting the sea-
son in the midst of a huge meet.
Of the baker's dozen of
Hardee weightlifters who went
to last week's meet, five of
them placed in theii divisions,
despite facing lifters from seven
other squads.
The next meet is Saturday,
March 21 at the Bartow Invi-
tational, followed by a dual
meet at Fort Meade on March
26.
Of the 13 lifters who went to
the Travis Todd Invitational at
Avon Park last Tuesday, all set
personal bests in either the
bench press, or the clean & jerk.
The highest place was for
sophomore Jarrius Lindsey in
the 183-pound division, with a
total of 495 pounds to place
third. Junior Lunior St. Louis
placed fifth in that division with


a 485 total.
Also placing fifth were soph
Alex Maldonado with a 240-
pound total in the 129-pound
division, and senior Alex Lanier
with a 430 total in the 238 divi-
sion. Junior Cody Hernandez
placed sixth in the 199-pound
division with a total of 490
pounds.
"It was a great start to the
season. They keep getting better
and better and are working
hard," said Coach Buddy Mar-
tin, said he was "very impressed
with the first meet of the year."
Other lifters are senior Pos-
tene Louisjeune, juniors Tyler
Alden, Nick Battles, Devan
Harris, Jonathan Kelly, John
Miller, Jake Nowakowski and
Tony Valdez, and sophs Bladi-
mir Caballero, Brandon Darley,
Kevin Godwin and Jimmy
Vallejo, and frosh Deonte
Evans and Tony Moreno.


Orange Blossom RV News
By Connie Fisher


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS
Hardee Fire-Rescue was here
for a visit and talk. It was very
informative. We were asked to
make sure we had two numbers
on our homes, the emergency
911 number and also our lot
number. This would help them
to find the sick person. If some-
thing happened during the day
and they were needed, it would
help also if someone would
meet them at the front gate.
The numbers on our units
should be black on white, or
florescent would be good at
night. As we all know, we are
not getting any younger, so it
might be helpful if we all took a
good look at our winter homes
and made sure all is correct.

GAMES
Bingo was played on Thurs-
day evening. Ardie McDonald
and Lil Rowland won the spe-
cial jackpot.. Lorraine Grigsby
won the mid-coverall. Allen
Gurney won the final coverall.
Joan Easton and Katie Craw-
ford won the .mid-coverall and
Lorraine Grigsby won the. final
coverall.
Euchre winners were, for
Saturday: first, Bruce Kammer;
second, Ron Kintz; and third,
Paul Kadarik, who also had six


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

Case No.: 252009CP-000015

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MABEL C. LATHER, also known
as MABEL LATHER,
deceased. /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of MABEL C. LATHER, also known
as MABEL LATHER, deceased,
whose date of death was
November 14, 2008, and whose
social security number is 284-66-
1296, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. The
name and address of the Personal
Representative and The Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against 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 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

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
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is March 5, 2009.

Personal Representative:
DALE A. LATHER
1141 Morgan Grice Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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lone hands. Marvin Seger took
home the snowman.
For Wednesday: first, Ted
Morris; second, Millie Wel-
baum; and third, Harold Cogar.
Mabel Burns had three lone
hands. Judy Hambel took home
the snowman.
Cribbage was played on
Tuesday evening. The winners
were: first, Mabel Burns; sec-
ond, George Jarvis; and third,
Margie Dean.
Does everybody know that
we play chicken-foot dominoes
on Friday evenings? If you have
never played come down and
join us, as it is a lot of fun.

KARAOKE
If you missed Sunday even-
ing you missed a real treat.
Billy made arrangements for
some special guests, and they
did a tribute to the flag. It was a
wonderful.thing to see and hear.
Sorry you missed it!
They also had the line
dancers, and they did the chick-
en dance. Make sure you go to
karaoke, as.you just don't know
what you will miss.....

WEATHER
Well, what do you all think of
this weather we have been hav-
ing? Really, I think it is time to
pack up and move to Florida, as
this weather that we had been
having is not what I moved to
Florida to have. Today was
beautiful again, and I heard we
are to have this for a while now.

LINE DANCING &
EXERCISE CLASS
If you have not been to one of
these classes yet, you better
hurry as our season is coming to
a close rather quickly. I do not
know where this season has
gone.

Age is a matter of feeling,
not of years.


COURTESY PHOTO
Residents can help Hardee County keep the growing
population of unwanted cats and dogs down by pur-
chasing the Florida Animal Friend Spay/Neuter license
plate, available at the Tax Collector's Office off U.S.17 and
Oak Street in Wauchula. With each one sold, $25 is given
to Florida Animal Friend, which uses the funds to
increase spay and neuter surgeries in the state. Hardee
County has been the recipient of grants from Florida
Animal Friend two times during the past three years,
totaling over $30,000. Pictured above are supporters
(from left) Janet Gillard, county Community Development
& General Services director, and Lorie Ayers, grants
coordinator, as they purchase the specialty plate.




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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


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ZSE Recognizes 'Cool Cats' For 2nd Quarter


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COURTESY PHOTOS .. -.
Zolfo Springs Elementary School recently presented Its Cool Cat Award for the second
nine weeks of school. Recipients are pictured with Principal Jan Beckley and Assistant
Principal Melanie Henderson. Kindergartners were (front row, from left) Israel Cortez,
Victoria Perada, Darrell Patton, Diana Cardenas Munoz, Rosalba Salazar-Barbosa and :
Raquel Montanez; (middle row) Jasmine Rodriguez, Brianna Franks and Robert Lee;
(back row) Kelly Burns, Alexis Mundell, Alexis Crews and Victor Naranjo.
(back row) Kelly Burns, Alexis Mundell, Alexis Crews and Victor Naranjo. ,= !


First graders awarded for their performance were (front row, from left) Logan Whidden,
Chayengchy Vue, Isabella Adams and Daniel Ramos; (back row) Sandy Vue, Sang Ying
Vang, Liliana Ramos, Angela Ramirez, Ashley Pelham and Roberto Medina.


Second graders who received the Cool Cat honor for their good behavior were (front
row, from left) Daniela Villalva, Adolfo Gonzalez, Lindsey Gutierrez, Elizabeth DeLeon
and Cynthia Alonso; (back row) Angela Venegas-Baez, Natalie Dickinson, Amari
DeLeon, Mark Ortega, Destiny Ballard and Jose Romero.


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Fourth graders recognized for their achievements were (front row, from left) Maria
Carranza, Aniceto Estrada, Luis Castillo-Diego and Tiffany Pina; (back row) Mydalis
Nunez, Cristian Juarez, Alexa Chapa and Gustavo Toledo.


Third graders who were recognized for their good citizenship were (front row, from
left) Rosalba Alvarez, Montana Bishop, Carlos Chairez, Tomas DeLaPaz and Genny
Vue; (back row) Jonathan Chavira, Sophia Garcia, Desirae Moses, Juan Lazaro, Bryan
Perada Sierra and Alex Lucatero.








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if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Fifth graders receiving the Cool Cat Award were (from left) Jesse Johnston, Maria
Munoz, Sheyla Medina, Tomas Hinojosa, Chuefy Vue and Lizeth Lazaro.


Little Charlie Creek RV News
By Linda Snowden & Jean Sian


Yet another busy week at
Little Charlie Creek. We had a
very successful biscuit- and-
gravy breakfast prepared and
served by the men in our park.
Good job, guys!
The men who went on the all
day caught enough fish for a
nice fish fry for those who went
on the trip. Of course, we heard
lots of fish stories about all
those that got away. The pic-
tures that came back looked like
a lot of napping was going on,
hmmm!
We enjoyed an evening with
a magic and comedy show on
Saturday night.
All the wonderful cooks here
in the park contributed some of
their great recipes and a "Little
Charlie Creek Cookbook" has
been created. There are for sale
in the office for only $5.
WEEKLY WINNERS
Thursday jam session 50/50
winners were Charles Hannah,


Ken Klunder and James Mash-
burn.
Friday bingo with Norm
Edwards calling, the winners of
special bingo were first line,
Regina Wolfhope and comple-
tion of the pattern, Bob Spears.
Final bingo first-line bingo was
Lorraine Grigsby, around the
free spot was Liz Noody, and
the coverall was Lorraine Grig-
sby.
Sunday night penny bingo
winner was Maurice Dionne.
At Monday morning coffee
the 50/50 winners were Jerry
Mustaine, Patty Caudle, Shirley
Carpenter, Theresa Leclerc,
Dick Gregory and Dot Reyn-
olds.
Monday bingo with Bob
Bischoff calling had winners
for special bingo, first line
Shirley Spence and the comple-
tion of the pattern was Jim
Salisbury. In final bingo, the
first-line bingo was won by


Nona Hoskins, around the tree
spot was a four-way tie for
Maurice Dionne, Gloria Goode-
now, Mary Lou Guillebeau and
Virginia Webster. The coverall
was won by Maurice Dionne.
Tuesday night euchre win-
ners were: first, Paul Gibson;
second, Dennis Mullins; third, a
tie between Wilf Lundquist and
Liz Quinn; and fourth, Gloria
Goodenow. The floating dollar
was won by Don Brisbane, and
the booby prize was won by
Bill Padgett.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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hall at 1.
Saturday morning there will
be a pancake, sausage and egg
breakfast prepared and served
by the men of the park. The
charge is $3. On Saturday
evening at 7, there will be a St.
Patrick's Day dance in the rec
hall.
Sunday at 2 in the rec hall,
root-beer floats will be served.
On Tuesday, there will be a
potluck at 5 in the rec hall.







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Seventh graders at HJH enjoyed the luncheon's poetry theme. Students brought their
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These seventh graders enjoy the guest speakers, and previously heard from Dr.
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Eighth graders at HJH participated in the third Literacy Lunch in the media center. The
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Buttered Toast,
Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk'
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
w/Roll or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Garden Peas,
Pears, Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese
w/Roll or Burrito (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Buttered Toast, Milk
Lunch: Barbecue Chicken
w/Roll or Sausage on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Mixed Vegetables,
Juice, Applesauce) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna w/Roll or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Green Beans, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Cheese Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Pizza Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, French
Fries, Mixed Fruit, Juice) and
Milk


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Yogurt, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
w/Roll or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Garden Peas,
Pears, Salad Bar, Juice Bar)
and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Pineapple Tidbits,'
Juice, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Ham,: MaarQoni.,;&
SCheese, or., Burrito .or, Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad,, Corn-
bread, Pinto Beans w/Ham,
Apple Crisp, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Barbecue Chicken w/Roll or
Sausage on a Bun (Lettuce &
Tomato, Mixed Vegetable',
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Lasagna w/Roll (Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Juice,
Peaches, Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Toast, Juice,
Pineapple Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot Pock-
ets or Combo Sub or Meatloaf
w/Cornbread (Lettuce & To-
mato, Corn, Fruit Cocktail,
Juice) and Milk


SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Fruit Cocktail, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
(Tossed Salad, Turnip Greens,
Garden Peas, Juice Bar, Pears,
Beets, Cornbread) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast:--Gereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Corn, Apple
Crisp, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Juice, Buttered Toast,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Rice,


Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna w/Roll (Toss-
ed Salad, Green Beans, Veggie
Cup, Peaches, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Pineapple Chunks, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Hot Pocket Pepper-
oni Pizza (Tossed Salad, Broc-
coli Normandy, Potato Rounds,
Fruit Cocktail, Juice) and Milk


COUNTY COURT
The following marriages
were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Pablo Antonio Rodriguez,
20, Wauchula, and Diana Marie
Clemens, 31, Wauchula.
Agustin Zamora Vigil, 21,
Wauchula, and Lucila Villa-
fuerte Albor, 19, Wauchula. .
James Bryan Reschke, 26,
Wauchula, and Danielle Louise
Friedland, 23, Wauchula.
Andrew Joseph Tate, 23,
Wauchula, and Kimberly Suz-
anne Ward, 22,,Avon Park.
John Andrew Whidden Jr.,
21, Bowling Green, and Ashley
Louise Giles, 22, Wauchula.
Jose Luis Aguilar, 20, Bowl-
ing Green, and Daphne Nicole
Ward, 17, Bowling Green.
Johnnie R. Carnley Jr., 48,
Fort Meade, and Katherine Ay-
ers Mabe,48, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
.Amscot Corpvs. Thomas J.
Byrne, judgment.
Amscot Corp.. vs. Candyce
A. Byrne, judgment.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Maria H. Cantellano, stipulated
settlement approved, case dis-
missed.
International Portfolio Inc.
vs. Louise M. McCann, agreed
final judgment.
Florida Credit Solutions LLC
vs. Zelda L. Daniels, :default
judgment.
Karlos Smith vs. Jesse'Juar-
ez, voluntary dismissal.
LVNV Funding; LLC vs.
Selena Camacho, judgment.

The following misde-
meanor, cases were 'disposed
of recently in county court:
Jasinto J. Buenrostro, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.
Jesse Richard Ellis, petit
theft, time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public de-
fender fees, $50 cost of prose-
cution (COP).
Victoria Guerrero, domestic
battery and assault, not prose-
cuted.
: Mauricio Antonio Hernan-
dez, disorderly intoxication and
trespass other than structure or
conveyance, 18 days with cred-
it for time servedj(FTS),, $325
.,,,fjne and,g Q!yrt'sgts 5,0' .OP.
Migual Jimenez, disorderly
intoxication, 18 days CTS,
$325 fine and court costs, $,100
public defender fees, $50 tbOP.
Ladislado Rodriguez Lopez,
disorderly intoxication and tres-
pass other than structure or con-
veyance, 18 days CTS, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP.
Jose Perez, disorderly intoxi-
cation, 19 days CTS, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
FelixVergara, disorderly in-
toxication .and trespass other'
than structure pr conveyance,.
19 days CTS, $325 fine and'
court costs;,$100 public defend-,
er fees and. $50 COP placed on.
lien, release to immigration.
Jose Enrique Villegas, retail
Theft, 90 days CTS, $325 .fine,
and court costs, $100 public de-
fender fees and $50COP placed
on lien; Viokttion 'of probation
S(original charge petit: theft)4
probation; revoked, 60. days
CTS.
Christopher:George Bigelow?
resisting an officer without ivio-,
lent force and -possession of
drug paraphernalia, probation'
"12 months concurrentt Withi
traffic sentence), drug abuseA
evaluation and treatment, $325
fine and, court costs, $50 COP.
Clyde,Williani'Bowens, tres-"
pass and criminal mischief, 75
days CTS, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defenderifees
and' $50 COP placed on lien. :'


Jose Angel Hernandez, do-
mestic battery, transferred to
pre-trial diversionary program.
Amanda Morales, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, theft school,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 COP,
$191.22 restitution, 20 hours
community service.
Elsa Sambrano, tampering
with utility equipment, tres-
pass/larceny' with relation to a
utility, not prosecuted.
Alexander Elijah Sanders,
domestic battery, transferred to
pre-trial diversionary program.
Attemio Tepectuim, domes-
tic battery, transferred to pre-
trial diversionary program.
Donnell Terrell Patton, bat-
tery, not prosecuted..
Gaspar Solsio, violation of
open container law, 10 days
CTS, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court. Dis-
positions are based on Florida
Statutes, driving record and
facts concerning the case.
Christopher George Bigelow,
driving while license suspended
(DWLS) and operating a motor-
cycle without required endorse-
ment, adjudicated guilty on first
charge, adjudication withheld
on second, probation 12
months, DUI school, no alcohol
or bars, random screens, $340
fine and court costs, $50 COP,
75 hours community service.
Jasinto J. Buenrostro, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges DUI and DWLS), pro-
bation revoked, 120 days CTS,
$100 public defender .fees and
$50 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees.
Jose Enrique Villegas, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DUI reduced to reck-
less driving), probation re-
voked, 90 days, (concurrent
with misdemeanor sentence),
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Reynaldo Rodriguez Cama-
cho, allowing an unauthorized
person to drive, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Cindy Elisondo, DWLS, pro-
duced valid license, $195 court
cos.ts., 50 COP .
Etra!inJLtn. FPrm.,DL\\ S."
estreated bond.
Daniel Juarez, DWLS, pro-
bation one year, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Reynaldo Enriquez Labsan,
DUI, probation one year, lic-
ense suspended six months,
ignition interlock one year, tag
impound 10 days, no alcohol or
bars, multiple-offender DUI
school, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, random
screens, $1,438 fines and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees,-$50 COP.
Santiago Patricio, DWLS,
probation six months, $340 fine
and. court costs,.$50 public
defender fee, $50 COP.
iAntofio. Diaz, DWLS, '$340
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Saul Alamia, DWLS,. $340
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP.
Moise Corona, DWLS and
.two non-driving offenses, adju-
dication withheld, $340. fine
and court costs, $100 public de-
fender fees, $50 COP.
Santiago Dimas-Diaz,
DWLS and two non-driving
offenses, probation six months,
$440 fines and court costs, $50
COP. ..
Edward Edgar Fisher,: DUI,
probation one year, license sus-
pended six months, ignition in-
terlock two years, tag im-pound
10 days, multiple-offender DUI
school, evaluation/treatment, no
alcohol or bars, random


courthouse Report


screens, $2,488 lines and court
costs, $50 COP.
Jose Genaro Flores, DUI,
probation one year, license sus-
pended six months, ignition
interlock six months, tag im-
pound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation/treatment, no alco-
hol or bars, random screens,
$1,438 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Sebastian Hernandez, DUI
with property damage, leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage and no valid
license, probation 18 months
with condition of 10 days in jail
on weekends, license suspend-
ed six months, tag impound 10
days, DUI school, evalua-
tion/treatment, random screens,
$1,138 fines and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP, $5,378.18 restitution, 50
hours community service.
Benjamine Joshua Herrera,
DLWS, adjudication withheld,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Larry Elliott II, racing on
highway amended to reck-
less driving, probation one year,
$340 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 COP,
50 hours community service.
Barnardino Vasquez Martin-
ez, DUI, probation one year,
license suspended six months,
ignition interlock six months,
tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, evaluation/treatment, no
alcohol or bars, random
screens, $1,438 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Oscar Soto, DWLS, not pros-
ecuted.
Rafael Jose Teyoco, leaving
the scene of a crash with prop-
erty damage, reckless driving
with property damage and two
non-driving violations, proba-
tion six months with condition
of 26 days in jail, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fee, $100 COP, 20 hours com-
munity service.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Jose Antonio Lobato and Mar-
celina Trevino Lobato, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Morris Kilpatrick vs. BJD
Enrerpl i:e- Inc. .nd Eston
Thnm'i'.Kerle.' d;mjc.ge' --
auto negligence
Joe Skitka vs. Charles N.
Skitka, petition for injunction
for protection.
Joe Skitka vs. Jobie Skitka,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Goldie Browning and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Tavis Fakourey, in-
terstate petition for enforcement
of child support order.
Misty Dorene Camacho Mit-
chell vs. Kavin Dewayne Mit-
chell, petition for injunction for
protection.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Moran
C, Schneider and Sabrina Schn-
eider, petition to foreclose
mortgage,
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. as trustee vs. Mary
Isabele Ramirez et al, petition
to foreclose mortgage.
Brenda Dunlap McCall and
Russell Allen McCall, divorce.
Charlotte Roberts vs. Willi-
ams Roberts Jr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Amanda Rogers and Darrick
Rogers, divorce.
Wells, Fargo Bank NA vs.
Bryant Keith Richardson, Rob-
in Richardson et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Sharon Salter, James
Webb Jr. et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Kaylee Sanchez vs. Norma
Farias, petition for injunction


for protection.
Highvest Corp. vs. Chris
Wilson et al, petition for fore-
close mortgage.
Johnnie F. Thornton vs. State
of Florida, petition to review in-
mate situation.
Highvest Corp. vs. Pabalo
Cerda, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court,were handed down
recently by the cir.,uit court
judge:
Jesus S. Lopez Sr. vs. Leticia
Lopez, termination of child
support.
Matthew Kirk Thompson
and Tricia Sue Thompson, di-
vorce.
Maria D. Estrada vs. Robert
L. Young, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Crecencio Cardoza vs. San-
dra Botello Cardoza, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Shona Marie Tucker vs. John'
Kendall Prestwood, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Kelvin White o/b/o minor
child vs. Judy Martinez o/b/o
minor child, injunction for pro-
tection.
Cherylene Denise Carlton vs.
Derrick Smalls, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.
Candace S. Watson O'Neal
vs. Kevin M. Watson, order on
child support issues.
Millie Johnson and DOR vs.
Jennie Smith, order modifying
child support.
Ruben P. Cruz vs. The Fed-
eral, State and County depart-
ment of environmental protec-
tion and department of haz-
ardous solid waste, dismissed.
Kayla Herrera vs. Benjamin
Herrera, amended injunction
for protection.
Angela K. Moore vs. Joel F.
Moore, child support order.
Shirley Mahoney vs. YUM!
Restaurants International Inc. et
al, order.

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.
Alred Albury, possession of
cocaine, possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug para-
phernalia, not prosecuted.
Michael Shawn Donahoe,
grand theft and trespass, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation five
years with standard conditions,
$520 fine and court costs, $100
COP, $5,756.50 restitution;
possession of burglary tools,
not prosecuted.
Julie J. Elllis, issuing a
worthless check, not prosecut-
ed.
Christopher Frank Franzese,
possession of marijuana more
than 20 grams amended to
possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams, adjudication
withheld, one year drug offend-
er probation (transferred to Lee
County), no controlled sub-
stances, random drug tests, no
alcohol or bars, curfew, $325
fine and court costs, $100 COP;
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Amado Garcia Jr., fleeing to
elude an officer, DWLS and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, estreated bonds.
.Matthew John George, deal-
ing in stolen property am-
ended to petit theft and grand
theft, amended to criminal mis-


For the week ended March 5, 2009:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 4,750, com-
Spared to 6,634 last week, and 6,399 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
. to last week:. Slaughter cows and bulls were unevenly steady,
feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:.




Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
44.00.
Slaughter Bulls:
59.50.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 107.00-135.00;
300-400 lbs., 94.00-122.00; and
400-500 lbs., 88.00-117.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs., 80.00-118.00;
300-400 Ibs., 80.00- 97.00; and
400-500 lbs., 77.00- 93.00.
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 38.00-

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chief, probation one year. on.
each charge, consecutive to
each other and concurrent with
DeSoto County case, curfew, no
contact with co-defendants,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
COP, restitution to be set.
Tarone Alexander Ivery, do-
mestic battery, battery on a law
enforcement officer and resist-
ing an officer with violence,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
David Wayne Mann, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges burglary of a structure
while wearing a mask, grand
theft while wearing a mask and
possession of burglary tools),
probation revoked, six months
CTS, followed by community
control house arrest, $150
public defender fees and $100
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees.
Gladys Faye Merchant,
throwing a deadly missile into
an occupied vehicle and crimi-
nal mischief, not prosecuted.
Raul Molina, violation of
community control (original
charges dealing in stolen prop-
erty and introducing contraband
into a county detention facility),
community control revoked, 18
months Florida State Prison,'
$200 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees and placed on
lien; possession of drug para-
phernalia, time served, $325
fine and court costs, $200 pub-
lic defender fees and $100 COP
placed on lien; possession of
methamphetamine, not prose-
cuted.
Elias Valdez, possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.
Estella Rodriguez Valdez,
violation of probation (original
charge possession of metham-
phetamine), violation affidavit
withdrawn, resume probation
with same terms.
Chester Bernard White, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
felony DWLS and expired
license, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$300 court-appointed attorney
fees, $100 COP; resisting an
officer without violence, pos-
session of methamphetamine
and possession of marijuana,
-not prosecuted.
Milagros Maria Blancq, pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell reduced to possession
of marijuana and cultivation of
marijuana, 'djudication <,it:h-
held, one vear,' drug offender
probation, no possession of
alcohol or drugs, no contact
with any person using alcohol
or drugs, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Henry Kenneth Daniels, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges selling marijuana with-
in 1,000 feet of specified prop-
erty, possession of drug para-
phernalia with intent to deliver
and possession of marijuana),
probation revoked, nine months
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Harry E. and Vivian J.Shidler
as trustees to Madeline' K.
Hollenbeck, $35,000.
Florentino Perada to Maria
G. Luna, $91,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Leonardo Lopez-Santiago and
Irma Velasco Lopez, $125,000.
Jose DeJesus Deloera to
Sabino Flores-Olsmos,
$14,000.
LSF6 Mercury REO Invest-
ments LLC to Robert A.
Spencer $118,300.
Maria Gonzala Sosa to'
Guadalupe S. Diaz, Ramon
Sosa Jr., Maryiana Sosa Hern-
andez and David Sosa, $50,000.









March 12, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7B


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

COUNTY
March 8, Jose E. Garcia-Espinosa, 27, of 426 Bell St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Mike Marcus
and charged with DUI and no valid license.
March 8, burglary of a conveyance on Reif Road was report-
ed.

March 7, Juan Sanchez Jr., 49, of 2235 Harris Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with kid-
napping false imprisonment of an adult, and battery.
March 7, Timeteo Isabel DeJesus, 27, of 427 Third Ave.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by FHP Tpr. Jesse DeBoom and
charged with DUI and no valid license. At the jail, Dep. Polly
Bissette detained DeJesus on a charge of failure to appear in court.
March 7, a residential burglary on Walking Horse Drive and
a theft on Makowski Road were reported.

March 6, burglary of a conveyance on Sandpiper Drive, a
stolen tag, criminal mischief on Altman Road and thefts on Hart
Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 5, Jose Medardo Ramirez, 45, of 1315 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell and charged
with disorderly intoxication..
March 5, Kimberly Sue Carroll, 28, of 135 Carlton St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with con-
tributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor.
March 5, Edward Charles Kilgore, 19, of 6014 Dallas
McClellan Road, Zolfo Springs, .was arrested by Dep. Nathan
Woody on a charge of violation of probation.
March 5, Jose Angel Martinez, 21, of 6288 NE Thomas Dr.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with tres-
passing on a property not a structure or conveyance.
March 5, a residential burglary on Reif Road was reported.

March 4, David Navarro, 36, of 812 Aventina Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on two counts of violation of
probation.
March 4, Stephanie Michelle Kilisz, 27, of 8490 Ed Douglas
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on an out-
of-county warrant.
March 4, Jose Manuel Aquino, 26, of 4421 U.S. 17, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther and charged with
resisting an officer without violence. He was detained on a charge
of violation of probation.
March 4, a tag stolen on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 3, Samuel Dean Alamia, 36, of 510 Grove St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
March 3, Abram McCumber, 22, of 5018 Poplar Ave., Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
March 3, Caridad Lopez Iglesias, 50, of 2330 W. Bandra
Road, Avon Park, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 365 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006
Description of Property:
South 31 feet of Lot 16 and Lots 17 and 18,
Block 10, Carlton and McEwen Addition to the
City of Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 2, pages 35 and 36.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
659, PAGE 1185.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: BRANT FUNERAL SER-
VICES, LLC
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 1" day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated:this 18'h day of February, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD001XXXX 22619
2:26-3:19c


with DUI.

March 2, Jennifer Lea Purser, 36, of 118 S. Second Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
March 2, Gustabo Martinez Lopez, 34, of 605 Harvey St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez on a charge of
violation of probation.
March 2, Cedric Sharod McMillion, 23, of 1650 SE Hargrave
St., Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. D. Dick on an out-of-county
warrant.
March 2, a residential burglary on Riverside Drive, a theft on
Will Duke Road, criminal mischief on Lincoln Street and a fight on
Mowatt Street were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 8, Eliazar Catarino Flores, 23, of Moffitt Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with
DUI.
March 8, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
North Seventh Avenue were reported.

March 7, Louis Wesley Kilpatrick, 48, of 838 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of
contempt of court violation of a domestic violence injunction
for protection.
March 7, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 6, Cynthia Carol Howell, 45, of 207 N. Eighth Ave.,'
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
March 6, a theft on Carlton Street was reported.

March 5, Jorge Florez Jimenez, 22, of 2460 Pine Cone Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with
bribery of a public servant.
March 5, a residential burglary on South Ninth Avenue, crim-
inal mischief on Brant Road, and thefts on Rust Avenue and North
10th Avenue were reported.

March 4, a theft on Melendy Street was reported.

March 3, Charity Stephens Faulk, 36, of 817 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant.
March 3, a fight on East Oak Street was reported.
March 2, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 8, Javier Carrion, 35, of 4411 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant.
March 8, Jose Luis Cruz-Rodriguez, 30, of Denver St., Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake on a charge of hit-
and-run leaving the scene of a crash involving damages and no
valid license.
March 8, Jose Esquivel, 45, of 418 E. Banana St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with flee-
ing to elude an officer in a patrol vehicle.

March 6, Vicente Hernandez, 23, of 4243 Middle Dr., Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with
disorderly intoxication.

March 2, Freddie James Richardson, 37, of Jones St., Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with
possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia,
driving with knowledge of a suspended license and two non-mov-
ing traffic violations.

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Letter To The Editor

Clerk Of Court Bradley

Urges Opposing 2 Bills


Dear Editor:
In early February, judges
from around the state met in
Tallahassee. During those meet-
ings, a vote was taken and pass-
ed to draft bills and seek spon-
sorship and passage by the
Legislature to transfer court-
related duties and correspond-
ing funding from the clerks of
Florida to the courts. The bills
have been filed in the House
(HB 1121) and in the Senate
(SB 2108), and are being con-
sidered by the Legislature, this
session.
Should this effort become
law, a system of checks and bal-
ances at the local level that has
been a matter of constitutional
law, since the first Florida Con-
stitutional Convention in 1838,
would change radically. A chief
judge and a district court ad-
ministrator would assume the
court-related duties of the local
circuit court clerk. Funding for
those duties would also be
handed off to the courts.
Similar to many other aspects
of our democratic government,
the role of Florida's clerks and
comptrollers was carefully esta-
blished in our state Constitution
to protect the interests of the
public. It is essential that the
fundamental responsibilities of
the clerk of the circuit court,
which are to be protective of the
public, remain within the scope
of constitutional officers elect-
ed by the people.
Clerks' responsibilities in-
clude an effective system of
checks and balances within the
judicial branch and within
county government. The clerk
was designated as the watchdog
of the people's money and the
independent protector and cus-
todian of the public's records.
That designation continues to
serve the people well. It is a
mainstay in protecting the
rights of our citizens.


The importance of a separa-
tion of powers was further de-
monstrated when the Florida
Legislature adopted Article V,
Revision 7 to the state Consti-
tution, making clerks a self-sus-
taining entity funded by the fees
they collect, not by state or
local tax dollars. Besides creat-
ing a self-sufficient, sustainable
funding source, the Constitu-
tion anticipated the clerks col-
lecting revenues for the state
and, in fact, since 2004-05,
the clerks of Florida have
returned nearly $1.4 billion to
the state.
The Honorable Pat Frank,
Hillsborough clerk, recently
stated, "There is no rational
basis to take away this elective
office from the people. For 170
years, the clerks of the courts in
Florida have been answerable
to the people of Florida. This
accountability is vital because it
is the people's records and
money that the clerks maintain
and administer."
Much misinformation is be-
ing circulated by those promot-
ing this effort. We must remain
objective in our evaluation of
this issue. Passage of this bill
would cause serious and poten-
tially dangerous change to a de-
pendable, longstanding and
proven system of government.
I would urge you to carefully
evaluate this effort, review the
facts, and then contact your
local legislative delegation,
requesting that they oppose
House Bill 1121 and Senate Bill
2108. Defeating these bills will
assure that an established sys-
tem of local checks and bal-
ances will be kept in place.
Thank you for acting respon-
sibly and swiftly in this impor-
tant matter.

Sincerely,
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court


Letter To The Editor

Hardee Community Garden

Seeks More Volunteers


Dear Editor: '' '" J
" The Hardee'iCOunty. Exten-
sion Service sponsored a very
successful vegetable garden in
the fall of 2008. After writing a
letter to the editor, 10 individu-
als from our county came to-
gether with an interest in start-
ing a community garden. As a
result, the Hardee Community
Garden produced bushels of
fresh vegetables throughout the
fall 2008 growing season.
It is now time to begin plant-
ing a spring garden, and I am
writing to invite anyone who is
interested in gardening or learn-
ing how to garden, to come and


be a part of this exciting project
this spring. The community gar-
den committee is looking for
more participants to help make
this spring garden even more
successful than the fall garden.
If you need more information
you may call Mary Mitchell at
the Extension Office at 773-
2164, or Denton Cash at 773-
2295. Come and be a part of
this project that is gaining inter-
est in our community.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent III,
FCS/4-H


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 366 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006
Description of Property:
Lots 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, Block 11, Carlton and
McEwen Addition to City of Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida, as per Plat Book 2, pages 35
and 36.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
659, PAGE 1185.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

LOTS 6 TO 10 INC BLK 11 CARLTON &
MCEWEN ADD 147P458 240P479 421P37
1482P565 528P370 (NC) 623P1437 659P1185
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: BRANT FUNERAL SER-
VICES, LLC
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 1" day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 18th day of February, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD002XXXX26-39c
2:26-3:19c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 112 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006
Description of Property:
The W 1/2 of the following described proper-
ty:"
Begin at SW corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of
Section 5, Township 33 South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida, and run North 417
feet to Point of Beginning, thence continue
North 99 feet, thence East 208.5 feet, thence
South 99 feet, thence West 208.5 feet to Point
of Beginning. Subject to road right-of-way on
the West side thereof.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
474, PAGE 683.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: RIVIERE LEMAINE AND
SHUWANDA LEMAINE
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 8h day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 23" day of February, 2009,
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD004XXXX 3.5-26c


767-141










9B The Herald-Advocate, March 12. 2009


SKP Resort News
By Robert Miller

The SKP members are partic- preparedness and fire safety,
ipating in CERT training under disaster medical operations,
Hardee County Emergency light search and rescue, disaster
Management, headed by Rich- psychology and terrorism.
ard Shepard. This training is .The culmination of their ini-
federally funded by Citizen's tial training, involving about 18
Corp., which is under Home- hours of concentrated training,
land Security. will be on Saturday when they
The program is called Com- will have a disaster simulation.
munity Emergency Response We would encourage any
Training. This program origi- other RV or trailer parks to get
nated in Los Angeles and is involved with the CERT pro-
now nationwide. There are 156 gram. You can do this by calling
trained teams in Florida. the Hardee County Emer-gency
The team received intensive Management Office at 773-
training in many areas: disaster: 6373.




Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


ARCADIA BAND
CONCERT
S"The Star-Spangled Banner"
opened the concert by the
Arcadia Band on Feb. 25 at the
clubhouse. This was followed
by "Oh, Canada" for our Can-
adian friends.
The band played a .varied
selection, ranging from "Begin
The Beguine" to "Proud Mary."
It was an excellent review of
old favorites. Other favorites
were "Tuxedo Junction;"
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and
"Moments To Remember."
Kay Horton sang a beautiful
solo of "Someone td' Watch
Over Me."
The band is directed by Joe
Haba and Ray Horton. The


band administrator is Bill Perry
and the announcer is Sandy
Haba.
The, concert was enjoyed by
Brookside Bluff..residents and
we appreciate them playing for
us. Jim White made the
arrangements for the band to.
play here

STEAK DINNER
A fantastic steak dinner was
put.on by Jerry and Dee Smith,
with many volunteers to cook
and serve the dinner. The grills
were lined up to cook the steaks
to order. The meal consisted of
baked potato, salad, dessert,'
bread and a beverage.
This was followed by a jam
session.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Arcadia Band members are Jane Bailey, Kay H6rton,i
,Nancy Denny, Ruth Dodd, BBtf Farner, Clyde Feaster,
:Sandy Newman, 'Midge Warreh, Rat Feaster, Gerry'
Frierson, George DeWitt, Bill Perry, Janice Cunningham,
;Gordon Coe, Kevin Moors, Emily Morris, Ray Horton, Ike
:Mason, Joe Haba, Jim White, Nancy Foster, Charlie,
B.unton, Rowena Cowles, Barbara Hemsworth, Bette
Mason, Mary Lou Perry and Mary Westberg.

HutngFs


8:53 am-9:53 am
9:18 pm-10:18 pm
Prediction
Good
3/14/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:05 am
Sets: 7:01 pm
LOD: 11:56:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:12pm
Sets: 8:46 am
Moon Phase
85% Waning
Major Times
2:59 am-4:59 am
3:24 pm-5!24 pm
Minor Times
9:41 am-10:41 am
10:06 pm-11:06 pm
Prediction
Average
3/15/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:04 am
Sets: 7:02 pm
LOD: 11:58:00
Moon Data
Rises: --:--
Sets: 9:23 am
Moon Phase
77% Waning


Major Times
3:17 am-5:17 am
3:42 pm-5:42 pm
Minor Times
9:59 am-IO:59 am
10:24 pm- l:24 pm
Prediction
Average
3/16/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:02 am
Sets: 7:03 pm
LOD: 12:01:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:12 am
Sets: 10:04 am
Moon Phase
68% Waning
Major Times
4:07 am-6:07 am
4:32 pm-6:32 pm
Minor Times
10:49 am-i 1:49 am
11:14 pm-12:14 am
Prediction
Average
3/17/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:01 am
Sets: 7:03 pm
LOD: 12:02:00
Moon Data


Rises: 1:10 am
Sets: 10:50 am
Moon Phase
59% Waning
Major Times
5:00 am-7:00 am
5:25 pm-7:25 pm
Minor Times
11:42 am-12:42 pm

Prediction
Average
3/18/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:00 am
Sets: 7:04 pm,
LOD: 12:04:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:03 am
Sets: 11:42 am
Moon Phase
50% Waning
Major Times
5:52 am-7:52 am
6:17 pm-8:17 pm
Minor Times
12:09 am-1:09 am
12:34 pm-l:34 pm
Prediction
Average


,-

SGarden Dirt
-By Joyce Butsch
Master Gardener


I'm getting ready for the spring gardening season by getting
my tools in tip-top shape.
All my wood-handled tools will get a coat of linseed oil to pro-
tect them from cracking and my empty terra-cotta pots will get a
good cleaning. I clean dirt and salt stains on these pots in a solution
of warm water and chlorine bleach (nine parts water to one part
bleach) for a few minutes. I then scrub them with a hard-bristled
brush and set them out in the sun to dry. Now they are ready for
new spring planting.
My garden cart, pruning shears and garden gloves are ready to
roll, and I'm shopping the garden centers for plants, seeds and any
new gardening accessories. I'm also busy raking up the oak leaves
that cover our landscape and using them for mulch on the shrubs
along our fence line to help keep down the weeds and invasive
vines that seem to be a continuous problem.
I have several clumps of fountain grass in one of my garden
beds, and it's time to cut them back to about six inches above
ground before the new growth begins.

The Current Garden
One of my favorite Web sites for great gardening information
is the University of Florida's at www.ufl.edu. Following are its
calendar suggestions for March.
Amnuals Replace declining winter annuals with varieties
that will provide color now and into the summer months.
Bulbs Plant caladiums for a showy tropical display all sum-
mer.
Herbs In addition to their culinary value, many herbs are
ornamental and attract
butterflies to the garden.
Vegetables Warm-season crops should be planted now for
late spring harvest.
Azaleas If azaleas need hard pruning to shape or produce a
fuller plant, do it just after plants finish blooming.
Prune Prune spring flowering trees and shrubs after blooin-
ing. To guard next season's blooms, begin pruning after the last
flowers fade but before new buds set. Prune shrubs and trees when
new growth begins. The'end of the dormant season is a good time
to prune many trees and shrubs.
Fertilize Apply a complete fertilizer to lawns after all dan-
ger of frost is past, since fertilizing too early cah damage the lawn.



LEGAL NOTICE:
This ad shall serve as legal notification of channel changes
effective on or around April 15, 2009, for Comcast Digital
Cable's Sarasota, Venice, Venice .South, Cape Haze, Port
Charlotte, Sebring, Lake Placid, Wauchula, Spring Lake, Lake
Wales, Frostproof, Bartow and Fort Meade channel lineups
(Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Highlands, Polk and Hardee
Counties).
Music Choice is making changes to its music channel line-up on
April 15, 2009, to better serve the evolving music interests of its
diverse nationwide audience. Music Choice has added several
new music channels that will appeal to its growing audience,
consolidated similar channels with comparable music, and
removed a small number of its least-popular channels. Please
visit www.musicchoice.com/channelchange for more informa-
tion and a printer-friendly channel lineup..
New, merged channels, and new channel locations:
RetroRock, channel 813: Combined Arena Rock (cbh 13) and
Retro Active (ch 817)
Dance/Electronica, channel 804: Combined Dapce and
Electronic
Singers & Swing, channel 836: combined Big Band & Swing
(ch 836) and Singers and Standards (ch 837)
Name changes to existing channels, and new channel loca-
tions:
Throwback Jamz, channel 807; formerly R&B Hits (ch 809)
R&B Classics, channel 808; formerly Classic R&B (ch 807)
Soft Rock, channel 819; formerly Lite Hits (ch 820)
Pop Hits, channel 820; formerly Adult Top 40 (ch 821)
Tropicales, channel 844; formerly Salsa y Merengue (ch 845)
The following Music Choice channels will be discontinued:
Bluegrass (ch 805)
Showcase (ch 825)
Show Tunes (ch 838)
Rock 'En Espanol (ch 847)
Americana (ch 848)
Opera (ch 849)


15, 2009, the new Music Choice channel lineup


Programming
Hit List
Hip-Hop and R&B
MC MixTape (NEW CHANNEL)
Dance/Electronica
Rap
Hip-Hop Classics (NEW CHANNEL)
Throwback Jamz
R&B Classics
R&B Soul
Gospel
Reggae
Classic Rock
Retro Rock
Rock
Metal
Alternative
Classic Alternative (NEW CHANNEL)
Adult Alternative
Soft Rock
Pop Hits
90's
80's
70's
Solid Gold Oldies
Party Favorites
Stage & Screen
Kidz Only!
Toddler Tunes
Today's Country
True Country
Classic Country
Contemporary Christian
Sounds of the Season
Soundscapes
Smooth Jazz
Jazz
Blues
Singers & Swing
Easy Listening
Classical Masterpieces
Light Classical
Musica Urbana
Pop Latino
Tropicales
Mexicana
Romances (NEW CHANNEL)
Taste Of Italy (NEW CHANNEL)
Tejano (NEW CHANNEL)
Contemporary Instrumentals
(NEW CHANNEL)


A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be
required to receive certain digital channels or certain services.
Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For infor-
mation about all of our product offerings, please visit www.com-
cast.com. 3:12c


Effective April
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Fertilize palms, azaleas, camellias and ornamental shrubs. Choose
a fertilizer based on each plant's needs.
Irrigation Now that dry weather is here, check sprinkler
systems for efficient use of water.
You can get an endless supply of information from this web
site.

The Blooming Garden
My amaryllis bulbs are blooming and they are making'a fabu-
lous showing in my front garden bed. I'm so glad I planted them as
a spring focal point among the shrubs that bloom during the sum-
mer months. They just seem to sing a lovely tune of spring's
approaching beauty and the opportunity for yet another start in
designing ai more perfect garden.
Designing a garden bed is a real challenge for me, and I've
tried to master a few basic points: make an interesting shape, plant
according to height (small in front), plant waves of color and.drifts
(groups of three or more of the same plant), and combine flower-
ing plants with colorful foliage plants.
Learning from my mistakes and with the help of other more
talented gardeners, I'm "growing" with my garden.

The Herb Garden
I've been given some garlic chive seeds from a fellow garden-
er and plan to give them a trial in one of my garden beds. I've been
told that they do well in full sun and will survive Florida summers.
Like many gardeners, I do the trial-and-error testing with
many plantings. The garlic chive is a plant with flat leaves with 18-
inch-tall white blooms. The mild flavor with just a hint of garlic
can be used in a potato or egg salad, in mixed green salads, stir-fry
dishes and soups.

The Armchair Garden
Many of our gardens lost plants due to the cold temperatures
this winter. To avoid future plant loss due to cold snaps, consider
more cold-hardy plants. The University of Florida has an excellent
book for sale, "Your Florida Guide to Shrubs." This book has pic-
tures and detailed information, including hardiness zone recom-
mendations.

Happy Gardening!
"Gardeners, like plants, invariably grow from small begin-
nings" Geraldine Holt.
Joyce Butsch is a master gardener and is a member of the Wau-
chula Garden Club, which meets the third Wednesday of each
month at the Wauchula Woman's Club building.

The biggest seller is cpokbooks and the second is diet books-
how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 931 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006

Description of Property:
COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the
West Half of the East Half of Section 36,
Township 34' South, Range 27 East; thence
run North 0 degrees 08 minutes 02 seconds
East along the East Line of the WestJ-alf of
the East Half of Section 36 for a distance of
I 1308.50 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 55
minutes 58 seconds West for a distance of
980.00 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
continue North 89 degrees 55 minutes 58 sec-
onds West for a distance of 513.88 feet;
thence run South 33 degrees 10 minutes 15
seconds East for a distance of 681.14 feet;
thence run North 89 degrees 59 minutes 41
seconds West for a distance of 30.12 feet;
thence run South 33 degrees 54 minutes 10
seconds East for a distance of 259.06 feet;
thence run North 0 degrees 08 minutes 02
seconds East for a distance of 215.00 feet;
thence run South 89 degrees 59 minutes 41
seconds East for a distance of 25.00 feet;
thence run North 0 degrees 08 minutes 02
seconds East for a distance of 569.56 feet to
POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT
ROAD EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of the
above parcel; thence run South 33 degrees 10
minutes 15 seconds East for a distance of
681.14 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
run North 89 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds
west for a distance of 30.12 feet; thence run
South 33 degrees 54 minutes 10 seconds East
for a distance of 259.06 feet; thence run North
0 degrees 08 minutes 02 seconds East for a
distance fo 44.67 feet; thence run North 33
degrees 54 minutes 10 seconds west for.a dis-
tance of 205.24 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING,
Hardee County, Florida. Known as Tract K of
HAMMOCK ESTATES UNIT 2.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
678, PAGE 1490, ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

4.63 AC COM SE COR W1/2 OF E1/2 N1308.50
FT W980 FT FOR POB W513.88 FT S33 DEG
10 MIN 15 SEC E681.14 FT W30.12 FT S33
DEG 54 MIN 10 SEC E 259.06 FT N215 FT E25
FT N569.56 FT TO POB PARCEL K 36 34S 27E
OR255 P403 255P403 507P578 (FOREIGN
PRO) 507P574 678P1490

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

Name in which assessed: ADRIAN BACCHUS

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.


3/12/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:08 am
Sets: 6:59 pm
LOD: 11:51:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:06 pm
Sets: 7:42 am
Moon Phase
96% Waning
Major Times
1:24 am-3:24am
1:49 pm-3:49 pm
Minor Times
8:06 am-9:06 am
8:31 pm-9:31 pm
Prediction
Good
3/13/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:07 am
Sets: 7:00 pm
LOD: 11:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:09 pm
Sets: 8:13 am
Moon Phase
92% Waning
MajorTimes
2:11 am-4:11 am
2:36 pm-4:36 pm
Minor Times


Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 22nd day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 27'h day of February, 2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD003XXXX 3:12-4:2


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PAGE ONE


2009 HARDEE COUNTY FAIR


4-H AND FFA LIVESTOCK SALE


RABBITS


Grand Champion Victoria Braddock is presented her rib-
bon by judge Greg West of Polk County.


GRAND CHAMPION STEER


Exibitor: Abby Clark


Buyer: FINR


Sale Price: $7.00.


WATER FOWL


Water Fowl Grand Champion was Elizabeth Weeks.


GRAND CHAMPION SWINE
Exibitor:- Jarrett Stevenson
Buyer: Cat's on Main


Sale Price: $5.00


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(USPS 578-780)
Thursday, March 12, 2009


Livestock Photos By
RALPH HARRISON







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RESERVE CHAMPION STEER RESERVE CHAMPION SWINE
Exibitor: Ellie Palmer Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Dillard Albritton Sale Price: $4.00


Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Buyer: Graham Farms


DAIRY


Dairy Cow Grand Champion was owned by Jessica Hunt.


Dairy Reserve Champion shown by Andrew Hunt.


FOWL


Brahma Reserve Champion shown by Eric Klein.
Brahma Reserve Champion shown by Eric Klein.


Large Fowl Grand Champion was owned by Claudia
Klein.


Jessica Dees received Champion Over Show by judge
William Stanfield of Palmetto.








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STOCKS



FO0WL


Grand Champion Shorthorn Female was shown by Dustin Maddox.


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Large Fowl Reserve Champion was shown by Dalton
Bryant.


Grand Champion Angus Bull was owned by Dustin Maddox.


Reserve Champion Over Show was presented to Danielle
Weeks.


Water Fowl Reserve was shown by Danielle Weeks.


Winning Brahma Grand Champion was Larrett Smith.








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Steers


Exibitor: Dalton Hewett Sale Price: $2.00
Buyer: DS Cattle Co.


Exibitor: Hardee FFA Sale Price: $3.50 Exibitor: Morgan Crews Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Mosaic Buyer: Best Farms


Exibitor: Hayden Lindsey Sale Price: $3.75 Exibitor: Kaylee Brummett Sale Price: $2.00 Exibitor: Kramer Royal Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Veg-King Buyer: CF Industries Buyer: Doyle Carlton III


Exibitor: Greg Aleman Sale Price: $2.25
Buyer: Wauchula State Bank


Exibitor: Kalan Royal Sale Price: $2.00 Exibitor: Daniel Miller Sale Price: $2.25
Buyer: Doyle Carlton III Buyer: Heartland Growers


Exibitor: Kaylyn Stevenson Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer


Exibitor: Korin Roehm Sale Price: $2.25
Buyer: Wauchula State Bank


Exibitor: Krystin Robertson Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Chapman Fruit


Exibitor: Tyler Pella Sale Price: $2.00 Exibitor: Philip Barton Sale Price: $2.25 Exibitor: Luke Palmer Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Farr Groves Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton Buyer: Jack Carlton







March 12,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Steers


Exibitor: Shelby Albritton Sale
Buyer: Graham Farms


SPrice: $2.00 Exibitor: Steven Crews Sale Price: $2.00 Exibitor: Caleb Reas
Buyer: Bar Crescent S 'Buyer: Mosaic


Sale Price: $2.00


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Exibitor:_Tyler Robertson Sale Price: $2.50 Exibitor: Dylan Farr Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Benny Albritton Grove Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: McKenna Fite Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: CE Power Solutions & Vandolah


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Exibitor: Hailey Andrews Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Susan & Duck Smith


Exibitor: Dalton Farr Sale Price: $2.25
Buyer: Hardee Petroleum


Exibitor: Kyndall Robertson Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Fields Drainage


Exibitor: 4-H Foundation Sale Price: $5.00 Exibitor: Colt Hancock
Buyer: Chapman Fruit/Florida Fence Post Buyer: Mosaic


Sale Price: $3.50 Exibitor: Laina Durrance Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Durrance Groves


Exibitor: Jessica McVay
Buyer: FINR


Sale Price: $4.50


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Swine


Exibitor: Cade Roberts Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Clear Springs


Exibitor: Hunter Bryant Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Cleston Sanders Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Wauchula Abstract


Exibitor: Audra Weeks Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Crop Production Service


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Exibitor: Kevin Borjas Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Big T Tire Man


Exibitor: Courtney Buckley Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Dalton Bryant Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Kevin Atchley Buyer: CF Industries


Exibitor: Brittany Hines Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Farrah Muntz Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Heartland Growers Buyer: Everglades Farm Equipment


Exibitor: Rayna Parks Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: G & D Farms


Exibitor: Timothy Steedley Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Sweetbay


Exibitor: Paul Gough Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Dustin Maddox Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Krause Grove Service


Exibitor: Marisa Shivers Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Leah Weeks Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: UlIrich Machine Shop Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Rayann Kulig Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Cheyenne Pohl Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: T K Dairy Buyer: Central Pump & Irrigation


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Exibitor: Chelsey Steedley Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Mosaic


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Exibitor: Shelby Durrance Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Miranda Smith Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply Buyer: Nickerson Brothers


Exibitor: Joshua Rickett Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Linda & Dan Smith


Exibitor: Hunter Gibson Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Rimes & Sons


Exibitor: Cheyanne Gough Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Vandolah Power


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Exibitor: Caitlin Chason Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Kyle Ward Sale Price: $3.75 Exibitor: Dalton Rabon Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Structured Lawn Care Buyer: Tampa Electric Buyer: Bar Crescent S


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Swine


Exibitor: Murrell Winter Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer


Exibitor: Shelby Maness Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: PJ Taylor Services


Exibitor: Amanda Hays Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Conley Grove Services


Exibitor: Justin Hines Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Heartland Growers


Exibitor: Emily Hughes Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Rimes & Sons


Exibitor: Kaylee Barberee Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Florida Fence Post


Exibitor: Gemi Saunders Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: TNT Reclamation


Exibitor: Tyler White Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Coker Fuel


Exibitor: Danielle Weeks Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Savannah Albritton Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Gourley Plastering


Exibitor: McKenna Crawford Sale Price: $4.75
Buyer: Lambert Realty


Exibitor: Emily Williams Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: ATP Agri Services


Exibitor: Jamee Keller Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: TNT Reclamation


Exibitor: Taylor Pohl Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Johnson Harvesting


Exibitor: Holly Hughes Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Everglades Farm Equipment


Exibitor: Hannah Revell Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Wishnatski Farms


Exibitor: Tyler Cloud Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Seminole Electric


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Exibitor: Melissa Hartley Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Russell Weems Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Pioneer Restaurant Buyer: Lefty Durando


Exibitor: Kayla Helveston Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Arnold Amusements


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>r: Brandi Westberry Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Farm Bureau Insurance


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Exibitor: Tanor Durden Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: CF Industries


Exibitor: Caleb Howze Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Florida Revell Ranch & Grove


Exibitor: Emily Albritton Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Steve Palmer







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Swine


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Exibitor: Dillon Rabon Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Susan & Duck Smith


Exibitor: Sorrel Hale Sale Price: $3.50 Exibitor: Conner Crawford Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Petteway Grove Services Buyer: Albritton Insurance


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Exibitor: Will Bennett Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Torres & Son Rental


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Exibitor: Bay Hale Sale Price: $3.25 Exibitor: Brook Conley Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: CF Industries Buyer: S&S Irrigation


Exibitor: Caroline Durrance Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: UlIrich's Pitcher Pump


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Exibitor: Taylor Tompkins Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Farr Groves


Exibitor: Kole Robertson Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Veg-King


Exibitor: Bridgette Conley Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: State Farm David Singletary


Exibitor: Tara McNabb Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: CF Industries


Exibitor: Amanda McNabb Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Remlap Cattle


Exibitor: Courtney Harrison Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: April Garland Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Johnson Harvesting


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Exibitor: Savannah Aubry Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: State Farm David Singletary


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Exibitor: Jimmy Sasser Sale Price: $3.25 Exibitor: Ty Trammell Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Joe Davis Jr. Groves Buyer: Buddy Colson


Exibitor: Austin Wallace Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Noey & Racheal Navarro


Exibitor: Dalton Tubbs Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Dawson Crawford Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: CE Power & Vandolah Power


Exibitor: Kaylee Hogenauer Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Alan Jay Ford


Exibitor: Matthew Grace Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Crop Production Service


Exibitor: Richard Pippin Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: All Creatures Animal


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Swine


Exibitor: Chris Lee Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Best Farms


Exibitor: Lance McCrary Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Farm Bureau Insurance


Exibitor: Meagan Shivers Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Kailah White Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Vandolah Power


Exibitor: Jake Mayer Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: CF Industries


Exibitor: Brea Farrer Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Robertson Farms


Exibitor: Joel Garland Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: First National Bank


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Exibitor: Shayna Harned Sale Price: $4.25 Exibitor: Blake Farrer Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: JLC Harvesting Buyer: TNT Reclamation


.Exibitor: Lincoln Saunders Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Highland Citrus


Exibitor: Justin Rickett Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Linda & Dan Smith


Exibitor: Sarah Albritton Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: James & Judy Albritton


Exibitor: Katie Rogers Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Highland Citrus


Exibitor: Carleigh Coleman Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: C&B Cattle


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Exibitor: Kari Treadway Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Tree Air Cattle Co.


Exibitor: Bradley Brewer Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: CF Industries


Exibitor: Grayson Lambert Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Suzanne & Miles Judah


Exibitor: Codi Ham Sale Price: $4.50 Exibitor: Blaze Hale Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: D&S Cattle Buyer: Albritton Insurance


Exibitor: Chelsea Wallace Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Vandolah Power


Exibitor: Dalton Richey Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Highland Citrus


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Exibitor: Justin Knight Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: TNT Reclamation


Exibitor: Brian Yake Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Highland Citrus


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Destiny McCauley was received Supreme Champion Female and Grand Champion Angus Female by judge Brett
Wheeler, a judging team coach from the University of Florida.


Reserve Supreme Champion Female was presented to Destiny McCauley and Reserve Champion Angus Female with
Kaylyn Stevenson holding the Reserve female.


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By Linda B. Adler
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THE SILENT KILLER
What's your blood pressure? These are two numbers everyone
needs to know.
Blood pressure is the amount of force your blood exerts on the
walls of your arteries. Normal blood pressure productively pushes
blood from your heart to the organs and muscles of your body so
they can receive the oxygen and nourishment they need. It is vari-
able it rises and falls during the day.
When it stays elevated over time, however, it is called high
blood pressure or hypertension.
According to recent estimates by the American Heart
Association, about 73 million Americans age 20 and over have
high blood pressure, and nearly half of those are women. People
with other conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease are like-
ly to become hypertensive.
Blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, one over the
other, and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The
first number is the systolic blood pressure, the pressure used when
the heart beats. The second number, the diastolic blood pressure, is
the pressure that exists in the arteries between heartbeats.
A reading of 119/79 or lower is considered normal.
If your systolic blood pressure is 120 to 139 mm Hg and/or
your diastolic pressure is 80-89 mm Hg, you have prehypertension.
This means that you are likely to develop high blood pressure in the
future, and you have increased risk factors for cardiovascular dis-
ease.
A blood pressure level of 140/90 or higher is considered high.
Nearly one-third of those who suffer from high blood pressure
don't know they have it, and people can have high blood pressure
for years without knowing it. That is why it is called "the silent
killer."
Left untreated, hypertension can result in permanent damage
to the small blood vessels of the body, which can damage vital
organs, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and cause cir-
culatory problems.
You should have your blood pressure checked whenever you
see a health-care professional. Because it can be variable, check it
on several different days before a high blood pressure diagnosis is
made. One high reading does not necessarily mean you have high
blood pressure, but it does mean you have to watch your readings
carefully.
Dietary and lifestyle changes may help you control high blood
pressure. Things that help are reducing the amount of salt in your
diet, reducing fat intake, eating more fruits, vegetables and low-fat
dairy, reducing alcohol consumption, losing weight and increasing
physical activity.
For some people, lifestyle changes aren't enough and they may
require long-term medication.
Know your blood pressure numbers! Take the steps necessary
to keep them in the normal range, and live well!

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers,
and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and
feels with us and though distant, is close to us in spirit-this
makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.


Reserve Champion Erista Albritton received ribbon from
judge Greg West.






WEATHER SUMMARY
Last week's maximum temperatures reached the 70s and lower
80s. Nightly lows were mostly in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Major cities-
averaged highs in the 60s and 70s, while lows averaged in the 30s,
40s, and 50s. Overall temperatures were 5 to 8 degrees below nor-
mal. Locations as far south as Hendry County reported frost early
in the week. Very little precipitation was received in the State.
Marion, Santa Rosa, and Polk counties reported traces of rain. No
precipitation was recorded for other locations.
FIELD CROPS
Growers were preparing fields for corn, wheat, and other row
crops. Taylor County continued to plant pine trees. Small grains
were reported in good condition. Early planted potatoes in north-
east Florida escaped cold damage, but newly emerging plants
received some damage. Soil moisture conditions were short to ade-
quate in the Panhandle and southern region, while the Big Bend
and central Peninsula encountered very short to adequate soil mois-
ttre supplies. Pasco County reported that wildfires continued.

VEGETABLES
Producers in northern areas continued land preparations for
spring crops. Levy County set watermelons. Dry conditions
delayed some planting and caused producers to irrigate throughout
the State. Broccoli and cabbage harvests had good yields in St.
Johns County. Escambia, Hillsborough, and Bradford counties har-
vested strawberries. Some vegetables in the fields sustained minor
frost damage. The volume of vegetables moving through the mar-
ket was slightly reduced due to recent drought and cold stress.
Vegetables marketed included tomatoes, sweet corn, snap beans,
squash, sweet potatoes, greens, celery, eggplant, endive/escarole,
peppers, and radishes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Pasture condition throughout the State declined due to drought
and below freezing temperatures. Much winter forage has yet to
recover from frost of recent weeks and summer pasture has not yet
started to grow due the cold. In the Panhandle area, pasture condi-
tion was very poor to good. Winter grazing offers excellent pas-
tures and improved condition. Dry and unusually cold weather con-
tinues to adversely affect pasture and winter forage in Escambia
and Santa Rosa counties. Because of poor grass growing condi-
tions, cattle were being fed hay to supplement their diet. The
freezes early this week slowed growth of forages in Washington
County. Cattle condition was poor to excellent. In the northern
areas, pasture was very poor to good with most in poor condition.
Cool season forage was doing moderately well. In Duval County,
low soil moisture threatens rye grass growth. In the central areas,
pasture condition was very poor to good with most in fair condi-
tion. In Pasco County, the drought deepens. Wildfires continue spo-
radically. Cattle men were buying hay to feed their cattle and hay
was expensive. Stock watering pond levels were low and some had
dried up. Pastures were very short. Smaller cattle operations were
selling some cattle due to the short pasture and the high price for
hay. Cattle condition was very poor to good. Pasture in the south-
west was very poor to fair. Some cattle producers supplementing
pasture with feed in Charlotte County. Supplemental irrigation was
being used where available. Statewide, cattle condition was very
poor to excellent with most fair.
Cattle Pasture
Condllon This Last This Last
weeee keek week week
Percent
Very poor '5 5 25 14
Poor 20 30 40 50
Fair 45 35 30 30
Good 29 29 5 5
Excellent 1 1 0 1
CITRUS
A cold front moved across the State early Sunday morning
bringing with it much cooler temperatures throughout the citrus
producing areas. Kenansville and Palmdale both recorded early
morning lows in the high 20s. A gradual warming trend returned
Tuesday with temperatures climbing to the low 80s in the central
and southern regions. Many areas, especially in the south, have not
had any appreciable precipitation in two months and are experi-
encing drought conditions. Ft. Pierce has been lacking significant
rainfall since December. With the warmer temperatures returning
many trees were showing new growth, new leaves, and a small.
amount of bloom. Hedging, topping, irrigating, fertilizing, aerial
spraying, and mowing practices continue in the groves. The
Valencia harvest has begun with packinghouses taking late oranges
in small quantities while the processing of the early and midseason
varieties has slowed significantly. Honey tangerines should finish
early due to freeze damage and a smaller crop in the southern cit-
rus areas. White and colored grapefruit harvesting continues at a
strong pace.
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Feb 22 | Mar01 I Mar 0
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges 4,580 2,800 2,272
Temples 31 74 90
Valencia oranges 60 463 1,025
Navel oranges 2 2 2
Grapefruit 1,009 1.015 1,301
Tangelos 22 11 4
Sunburst tangerines 0 1 0
Honey tangerines 75 83 98









PAGE ONE


Tennis Teams Smack Avon Park


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee tennis teams
won at Avon Park for a good
start to last week.
The teams also did well at the
Heartland Conference meet on
Friday and Saturday. The boys
played at Sebring and the girls
at Avon Park. Other teams
involved were Frostproof, Lake
Placid, Sebring and Avon Park.
Hardee boys placed third
overall, paced by a second-
place finish for senior Dusty
Spears in his number four sin-
gles and first place by the num-
ber two doubles pair of sopho-
mores Kyle Bodeck and Dylan
Justice.
This week, Hardee boys and
girls went to Braden River on
Tuesday. Hardee girls greet
Sebring today (Thursday) in 3
p.m. matches on the local
courts, the Wauchula tennis
venue'on West Oak Street.
Next, week, the Avon Park
girls visit on Monday, and both
DeSoto teams come in on
Thursday. The month ends with
a March 24 visit from the Avon
Park boys and a trip for both
teams to DeSoto on March 26.
HARDEE 7-0, 5-2
The Hardee boys swept Avon
Park last Monday at its South
Florida Community College
"home" courts. Senior Joe
Porter started it was a 6-0, 6-0
win over Nolan Jahna. Justice
had to battle Mitch Guerndt in
the number two singles for a 7-
5, 6-7 (7) and 15-13 win.
At number three singles,
Bodeck beat Mike Hill 6-2, 6-4,
while at number four, it was
Spears in a 6-2, 6-2 win over
Raymond Airango. At number
five singles soph Justin Fones
downed Kyle Jahna 6-0, 6-1. In
an extra singles, soph Hunter
Henderson lost a close one to
Robert Brown 7-5, 6-4.
Hardee won three doubles
pro-set matches. Porter/Spears
handled Nolan Jahna/Airango


8-0, Bodeck/Justice took on
Guerndt/Hill in an 8-1 win and,
in an extra match, Fones/Hunt-
erson won 8-0 over Tanner
Lee/Memphis Todd.
Hardee girls had a bit of a
harder time, losing the number
one singles and doubles to the
Lady Red Devils.
Senior Clara Durrance
warred with Angie Carrillo in a
6-4, 6-3 loss in the number one
singles. Hardee got in the win-
ner's column when senior
Amanda Porter downed Kayla
Lockhart 6-1, 6-1 in number
two singles. Hardee won four
more singles matches. Senior
Shelby Durrance beat Quinte-
rica Gordon 6-0, 6-2, junior
Kayla Woods took Heather
Bass 6-0, 6-1, soph Kate Krause
won over Lindsey McLeod 6-1,
6-1. In an extra singles, fresh-
man Summer Palmer won 6-0,
6-0 over Danielle French.
Hardee split the doubles
matches. Durrance/Durrance
lost an 8-3 pro-set to Car-
rillo/Lockhart, while Krause/-
Woods won 8-3 over Gordon/-
Bass.
CONFERENCE
PLAY-BOYS
As noted above, Hardee's
only win in the Heartland
Conference was in number two
doubles, where sophs Bodeck/-
Justice drew a bye in the first
round, beat Frostproof 6-4 ,6-3
in the second round and took
Sebring 6-3, 6-0 in the champi-
onship round.
At number four singles,
Spears won his first round
match over Brown of Avon
Park 6-0, 6-1. He then took on
,Andreas Berg of Lake Placid
for a 6-0, 6-1 win. In the cham-
pionship round, he faced Nikhil
Raguerra of Sebring in a 6-0, 6-
0 loss that appeared closer than
the scores.
At number one singles, Porter
won his opener against Martin
Ogeguera of Lake Placid 6-7
(5), 6-3, 6-0. He went on to face


Tyler Heath in the semi-final
round "and played very well" in
the 6-0, 6-0 loss, said Coach
Ken Leupold.
Justice lost his first-round
match to C. Hurst of Frostproof
6-1, 6-1. Hurst went on to win
the number two.singles title,
also beating Avon Park and
Sebring players.
Bodeck had a similar experi-
ence in number three singles,
losing 6-0, 6-2 to eventual titlist
Kyle Komisar of Sebring, who
also beat Frostproof and Lake
Placid players.
At number five singles,
Fones drew a bye in the first
round and lost the second round
to Michael Sweat of Lake
Placid, who eventually lost to
Vihang Nakhato of Sebring.
In number one doubles,
Porter Spears, drew a bye, then
lost the second-round match to
Sebring.
CONFERENCE
PLAY-GIRLS
In difficult seeding, Hardee
mostly faced top-seeded Frost-
proof or Sebring in early
rounds. Hardee's best outing in
the girls division was in number
five singles, where Palmer bat-
tled three long sets to lose to
eventual winner Amber Riedel
of Frostproof in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
match.
At number one singles, Clara
Durrance lost to Sebring's
Kelsie Johnson, 6-0, 6-2 in the
second round on Friday. Shelby
Durrance lost 6-4, 6-2 to
Frostproof's Jacqueline Hurst.
At number three singles,
Woods lost 6-4, 6-2 to Lauren
Flood of Frostproof, the eventu-
al number three champions, and
at number four singles, Krause
lost 6-1, 6-1 to Ana Heredia of
Lake Placid.
In the number one doubles,
Durrance/Durrance lost 6-3, 6-4
to Frostproof and in number
two doubles, Krause/Woods
lost 6-2, 6-4 to Alyssa
Kariofyllis/Shana Bassett.


COURTESY PHOTO
A Hardee trio claimed medals at the Hardee Conference tennis meet last weekend.
Senior Dusty Spears (left) placed second in the number four singles division, while
sophs Dylan Justice (center) and Kyle Bodeck won the number two doubles title.Tennis


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Hardee


Living


Junior Ibarra
Celebrates
2nd Birthday
Ricardo Ibarra Jr., the son of w 'mi
Victoria Guerrero of Wauchula,
turned 2 years old on Feb. 7. Iw'-s
He marked the occasion with
a birthday party held on
Saturday, Feb. 14, at Pioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs. Theme
for the party was Batman.
Guests enjoyed fajitas, chick-
en, rice and potato salad.
The party was given by Junior
Mindy and Juan Castillo,
Junior's aunt and uncle.
Many family members and
friends helped him celebrate.


Letter To The Editor
Dianne Brewer Showed


Linda and Burrion Whisen-
hunt of Winter Haven and Mark
and Jessie Heathman of Mel-
bourne announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Layne
Michelle Heathman of Winter
Haven, to Casey Jackson
Dasher of Winter Haven, the
son of Richard and Marie
Dasher of Wauchula and
Michelle Camp of Sebring.
The bride-elect is a 2001
.graduate of Auburndale Senior
High School. She earned her
bachelor's degree at the
University of Central Florida,
and a master's in business
Sadminiltrjiion .,fromri.'Warner


University.' She is employed as
an underwriter for State Farm
Insurance.
The prospective groom is a
1996 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School. He earned his
firefighter certification at Sara-
sota Fire Fighter Academy, and
received his paramedic license
from Polk Community College.
He is currently employed by the
city of Winter Haven as a fire-
fighter/paramedic.
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Saturday, May 16, wedding cer-
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whom I had known for 16
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Her memorial service was a.
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John Grey, pastor of Victory
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honor Dianne. The church was
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She showed people love and
friendship. We cannot forget her
dog Akreida. The name means
grasshopper in Greek.
Dianne was a people person.
Those who knew her surely
have an emptiness in their
hearts without her.
Connie Rowe
Wauchula


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scene in her own front yard. The winning photo was one
of six that she submitted to be judged. Long is the daugh-
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mother, has been interested in photography for a long
time and took a photography course about a year ago.
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BOBCAT SUPER BOWL


COURTESY PHOTOS
First graders at Wauchula Elementary School recently competed in the first-ever
Bobcat Academic Super Bowl. Pictured above, students answer questions in math, lan-
guage arts and reading. And, after working out their brains, the youngsters got a
chance to stretch their legs and perform athletic activities with the help of Hardee
Senior High School football players and cheerleaders. Pictured below are first graders
testing their athletic skills. Football players who participated were Devan Harris, Logan
Thomas, Jonathan Kelly, Conner Davis and Carson Davis. Cheerleaders who helped
out were Bailee Williams, Bailey Knight and Chelsea Harris.


Greetings from Fort Green!
Fort Green Baptist was happy
to see Betty Walker back after
being ill last Sunday.
Most of you have heard about
Bim Davis. As of Sunday the
8th, he was still in the Lakeland
hospital. Bim answers to lots of
names, Robert, Bim and Uncle
Bo. To show how the Lord is in
control, Wayne Seminole was
visiting Bim a week ago and
they were just talking when
Bim just slumped over. Wayne
called 911 and Bim was airlift-
ed to Lakeland. After tests, they
installed a pacemaker and then
did a heart cath.He came
through this OK but then suf-
fered a massive stroke.
If Wayne had not been visit-
ing, it could have been possible
no one would have known
about Bim's condition until
suppertime! This shows, "ain't
God good!" Please continue to
pray for Bim as he is in ICU and
is not responding to anyone.
Bim is a natural when it
comes to raising a garden. He
has been teaching his nephew,
Mike, but I believe you are just
born with the ability and love to
be a farmer. I hope Mike has
learned because I love to enjoy
the fresh vegetables. There is
nothing like home-grown.
Jordan Chancey won a blue
ribbon with his wooden boat at
the fair. It is natural for Jordan
to make something wooden as
his dad, Dale, is a contractor
and uses wood in his profes-
sion. Jordan put the two items
he loves together, wood and
fishing, and came up with a real
neat wooden boat. Jordan is
looking forward to the fishing
tournament in May. Remember,
ie caught one of the biggest
fish last year.
Sunday night after the service
there will be a potato supper at
Fort Green. This is called
"O'Taters" and they serve
baked potatoes, chili, hot dogs,
green cake and green tea. This
is a fundraiser for the junior-
high youth. Faye Davis is the
teacher of the youth and the


coordinator of this event. It
always is lots of fun and natu-
rally good eating!
Lynda and Charles Abbott
returned from a recent trip to
Blairsville. Her brother, Jim
Sasser, is improving. While up
there they enjoyed a variety of
weather conditions. Upon exit-
ing church on Sunday morning
it was sleeting and snowing.
The snowing was pretty and
very enjoyable since it was a
novelty to Florida Crackers, but
the sleet was unwelcome!
When the weather cleared up,
the buds began to appear on the
trees and there is nothing pretti-
er than the beautiful shade of
green mingled with dogwood
and azaleas.


We give you all a warm-
weather hello from Torrey
Oaks. Finally somebody shut
that door that let all the cold air
in. The warm weather is feeling
great again!
GOLF SCRAMBLE
On March 3, a nine-hole golf
scramble was held, with 28
players.
The first-place team, with a
score of five under par 31, con-
sisted of Lee Carter, David
Cotter and Nancy Cook. Two
.teams tied for second place with
three under 33: Team A, Floyd
Ray, John Kaldeway, Richard
Rivard and Jack Torbert; and
Team B, Stan Wooten, Paul
Voegtlin, Linda Bires and Nick
Huizinga.
FOLLIES
Feb. 28 was an exciting
evening here for our first-ever
Torrey Oaks Follies. There
were about 150 in the audience,
and we did our best to give
them our best effort. We didn't
notice anybody leave and the
applause was loud, so it must
have been a success, right?


John Brown was a recent vis-
itor to Michigan. Now that is
just too far to go in the' winter.
I prefer this type of long.trip in
the summer, but Join had a
grand time.
Mildred Cooper is feeling
better, but her legs are still
swelling. Please continue to
pray for her and Gwen. It takes
a lot of strength to care for
someone.
Fort Green Baptist is prepar-
ing for the Easter service.
There is special choir practice
every Sunday at 5 p.m. All of
you who love to sing, please
come out and join the choir.
Remember to pray for one
another and call me with any
news.


'Our announcer was none
other than Stan Wooten. While
his might be a name that does
not trigger any reaction other
than "who?" he became familiar
as soon as he stepped out on the
stage. Stan was dressed in the
same outfit that he wore on the
well-known television program
"Hee Haw" many years ago.
His voice and mannerisms all
come back once you see him in
his familiar duds.
In that there is also a full-
time Santa Claus in the park,
too, we were treated to several
numbers which featured Santa
in all of his regalia
The program featured much
variety as well as audience par-
ticipation. A highlight was a
short skit titled "The Giant
Yellow Hand," which was one
of those groanerss" with a
punch line. In this case, "Let
your pages do the walking
through the yellow fingers."
Ron and Meredith Walker
put the whole show together.
Without Ron's expertise, com-
puter and electronic know-how,
we could not have pulled it all
off.


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


THE LUAU
The weather turned out great
for our luau. Alice Hunt and her
committee did an excellent job
in organizing the event. Chris-
sy Harrimnan provided music for
the social hour and later for the
dance. The ladies of our park
excelled themselves with a
great meal.
After the dinner, five groups
provided entertainment and a
few laughs. It was a great day.

CRAFT FAIR
The craft fair was a huge suc-
cess. Linda Lockett was in
charge of the bake sale and
Carolyn Gordon was in charge
of the luncheon. This year we
had some of our craft club
members as well as other resi-
dents selling their crafts. There
were many varied items to
choose from.
Doloris Oisten was the win-
ner of the afghan which was
made by Kay McKnight.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Marilyn Funkhouser and
Nancy Morrison were in charge
of the memorial service to
honor those who died from our
park from March 1, 2008, to
March 1, 2009. Candles were
lighted for the following resi-
dents: Ted Defouw, John Jack-


son, Dors Kelly, Viv Krussell,
Fred Lamb, Keith Munsie,
Regis Murphy, Marjorie Olson,
Charlie Price, Tommy Prine,
Gene RambAcher, Shirley
Smith, Don Staley, Carl
Stromme, Ted Upton and Buck
Walters.
The 50/50 winners were Jan-
et Copenhaver, Darlene Henry,
Rudy and Sandy -Lapp, Irene
Ascott and Bill and Marge
Cook.

CHURCH
By Diane Burget
Service on March 1 opened
with the congregation singing
"Amazing Grace." Carole
Jones and Wilma Behymer pro-
vided accompaniment. Our
choir sang "Melody of Love"
under the direction of Nancy
Morrison and accompaniment'
of Carole Jones.
Don Merillat gave the offer-
tory prayer and Lowell Gordon
and Bob Wilday collected the
..offering. Maxine Stromme
served as greeter to 124 resi-
dents and visitors.
Pastor Robert Winne's family
took part in the service today.
His daughters, Mary Lou and
Shirley, sang the duet "Because
He Lives," and then Mary Lou
sang "Oh, How Much He Cares


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His son, Pastor Doug Winne,
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Ephesians 4:21. We enjoyed a
social time following the ser-
vice.
Holy Communion will be
celebrated next Sunday. We
welcome everyone to come and
worship with us.

BINGO
Claire Shaw won the large
jackpot on Feb. 27 and Judy
McBride won the small jackpot.
On March 2, Ken Bolin and
Ron Ackermann split the large
jackpot while guest Cheryl
O'Neal won the small jackpot.

SCORES
Men's Golf Feb. 26 The
winners were Dewey Morrison,
LenWalter, Sam Gervase and
Charlie McKnight.
Ladies Golf Feb. 26 The
winners were Jan. Brinker,
Nancy Morrison, Barb New-
man and Margaret Walter.
Mixed Golf March 2 A's,
Dewey Morrison; B's, Nancy
Morrison; C's, Margaret Walt-
er; and D's, Bob Keener.
Shuffling March 3 Three-
game winners were Joy Beck-
ley, Bev Coltman, Wally Colt-
man, Don Merillat, Joe New-
man, Sharon Potter and Keith
Stephens.
Bowling March 4 First,
Mr. and Mrs.; second, Number
1; and third, Hits and Misses.


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
March 2-8. Listings in-clude the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

APPLIED
JXR Const., Palmetto Street
East, siding, $1,600.
* JXR Const., Indiana Ave.,
enclosed room, $2,300.
tHannaway Const., U.S. 17
South, remodel interior,
$55,000.
Abdel Shweil, Dena Circle,
addition, $7,500.
Cypress Signs, Metheny
Road, sign, $2,400.
Health Dept., K.D. Revell
Road, dental addition,
$391,000.
Keith Jurdao, U.S. 17 N.,
Zolfo Springs, co-location of
antennas, $30,000.

ISSUED
Willis R. Smith, SR 64
East,demolition, $3,575.
Jernigan Const., Fourth Street
East, Zolfo Springs, rehab,
$13,500.
Clinton Brad Norman, East
Palmetto St., roof repair,
$1,000.
Liliana Salazar, Johns Road,
cement slab, $2,300.
Morrison Elec., Maxwell
drive, upgrade panel, $1,800.

BUILDING BLOCKS:
It is important to use a lic-
ensed contractor for any work
you have done. The Hardee
County Building Department,
401 W. Main St., Wauchula
(phone 773-3236) can provide
lists of area building, electrical,
mechanical, plumbing and roof-
ing contractors and mobile
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Wildcats Whip Tornadoes 9-3


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats split a
pair of home games last week,
losing a squeaker to Fort
Meade, but taking a district win
from Sarasota Booker.
This week's only game is at
home tomorrow (Friday) again-
st Palmetto.
Next week, however, there is
a trio of games. Hardee goes to
DeSoto on Tuesday, greets vis-
iting St. Albans of Washington,
D.C. in a Wednesday JV/Varsity
double-header beginning at 4
p.m., and gets a visit on Friday
from Braden River.

FORT MEADE 3,
HARDEE 2
"We played a lot better
against the Miners, but just
couldn't get key hits. Michael
(Dixon) pitched a good game
for us," said Head Coach Steve
Rewis.
Hardee opened the scoring in
the home half of the first after
the Miners left runners on the
corners in the top of the inning.
Wildcat leadoff hitter, catcher
Brek McClenithan, walked,
stole second, when to third on a
wild pitch and came home on a
Ben Krause sacrifice fly. Sophs
Scott Donaldson and Kalan
Royal put the ball in play, but
both were out on grounders.
It was three up, three down
for Fort Meade in the top of the
second. For the 'Cats, Conner
Davis struck out. Tyler Robert-
son walked and went to third on
an Adam Cartwright single to
left. He was caught coming
home on a Jake Mayer fielder's
choice, and another strikeout
left two Wildcats on the base
paths.
A Miner single went for
naught in the top of the third.
McClenithan singled to start the
home half of the inning. He
stole second, went to third on a
Krause groundout and came


home on a Donaldson sacrifice.
Hardee let 2-0.
The fourth inning went by
uneventually. In the fifth, Fort
Meade got in the scoring col-
umn on a double and RBI sin-
gle. Hardee went down in order.
The Miners padded their
score. A walk and hit batsman
produced two runs on an RBI
double and a Wildcat error. Fort
Meade led 3-2. Hardee went
down in order in the bottom of
the sixth.
In the seventh inning, Fort
Meade stranded two batters. At
Hardee's last chance, a Cart-
wright single was all the 'Cats
could muster, losing the 3-2
thriller.

HARDEE 9, BOOKER 3
"It was a good night offen-
sively, and we made no errors
defensively. Kyle (Ward) pitch-
ed a good six innings, and
Justin (Bromley) came on in the
seventh," said Rewis.
Ward struck out the first three
Tornadoes he faced. McCleni-
than singled to left field but was
stranded. It was four up, three
down for Booker in the second
frame.
For Hardee, it was still frus-
tration in the second inning.
Ward walked and Cartwright
singled, but they were left on
the corners.
The third inning was also
scoreless, neither team mount-
ing an offense.
In the fourth inning, Booker
left a batter on third when a
double play ended the inning.
Hardee got on the board with
four runs.
Royal opened it with a dou-
ble. Conner Davis was safe on
an error. Both came home be-
fore Ward, who smacked a 3
RBI homer. Robertson walked
and moved along on a Mayer
sacrifice. McClenithan tripled
to score Robertson. When
Krause walked, it left runners


on the corners.
The Tornadoes stranded an-
other runner in the top of the
fifth. Hardee picked up- an
insurance run. With one down,
Conner Davis singled. He went
to second when Wintz. Terrell
drew a walk and came home on
a Cartwright double. Runners
were left on second and thjrd.
Hardee now led 5-0.
Booker got its first run in the
sixth inning on back-to-back
singles.
Hardee quickly closed the
door with four more runs inithe
home half of the sixth.
McClenithan doubled Krause
was hit by a pitch and Donald-
son singled. He was caught
stealing, but his teammates
crossed home plate. Carson
Davis walked, went to second
on a groundout by his twin
brother. Ward and Terrell:both
walked and Kody Porter stepp-
ed in and coubled, bring home
another pair of runs. Hardee led
9-1.
In its last chance, Booker
faced reliever Bromley. After
giving up a pair of hits and a
walk, he settled down and got a
groundout and pair of strikeouts
to end the game.
Ward had struck out' 10,
Bromley two.
McClenithan led'the Wildcat
batting. In four at-lats, he had
three hits, a single, a double and
a triple to almost lit for the
cycle, a pop-out preventing
that. He also picked up three
RBIs.
Royal doubled. Ward walked
twice and homered to score
twice. Cartwright had three at-
bats, including two hit" and
Porter doubled. In all, Hordee
sent 27 met to the plate, pro-
duced nine runs on 10 hits, five
of them RBI hits. There were
seven strikeouts and seven
walks.


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* 127 acres, Fish Branch Road, $5500/acre.
* 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 $6,000/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $220,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
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REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
Very nice 3BR 1 Bath concrete block home in good neighborhood.
$89,000
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $105,000. Popash Rd.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry.
Doublewide mobile home nestled under flowing oaks and sits on app.
5 acres beautifully landscaped with stocked pond. You really have to
see the beauty here to believe it. $144,900.
2BR 2B 1800 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting
halfway between Wauchula and Avon Park. ,S6dBe $130,000
2 Story older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17 Zolfo Springs 5 BR
2 Bath. $125,000. Reduced to $105,000. CONTRACT PENDING
3BR 1 Bath frame house on 1/2 acre lot, remodeled and has new roof.
$75,000.
I ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $~39W. $36,000
Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
Owner financing available. $75,000.
[ Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
,1 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


13 acres On Dansby Road
3BR / 3 Full Baths Inground Pool $249,900
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3.87 ac. Homesite in Deed Rest. Whistler Woods
$64,900
2BR / 1B CB home in Auburndale $114,000
2 1/2 acres Lily Area Lots of Trees $39,000

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DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
Pumps, turbos, injectors, 1/2
price of Tampa & Orlando. Can
remove & Install. 863-381-0538.
1:29-6:11p
L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


FOR SALE WHIRLPOOL wash-
er/dryer, $300/set. 781-3212.
3:12p


2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE fully
equipped, showroom condition,
45,000 miles for sale, due to
owner loosing eyesight, white
with white leather interior. 735-
0907 or 245-1496. 3:12p
1985 FORD FLATBED, 3/4 ton,
'4x4, automatic, power steering,
351 engine, runs good, drive train
good, heavy duty, great for work
truck or build a buggy, title, $600
or OBO. 863-773-4192 leave mes-
.sage. 3:5-12p


* NEW LISTING: 3BR/2BA, Stuccoed, in-ground swimming
pool, 2-car garage, under 8 acres, on creek, Fort Green
Road. $295,000.
80x150 Commercial Lot on Carlton St.
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.
3BR/1BA, large lot, good location, Town of Zolfo Springs
$127,500. c13:12c


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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jessie G. Sambrano


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


3.41 acres of good land with 3BR 2Bath MH close to
Popash. Central air/heat outside storage close
but with a lot of privacy
$119,000.00

Large Home in Country 3/2 Metal Roof Convenient Location
- Owner will accept trades What have you house lots land?
$149,900.00
5 acres and 2BR home. This hidden cottage offers peace and quiet
living in a tranquil setting. Fenced, lots of oaks, underground elec-
tric, deep 4" well. 1024+- living area 1464 +- under roof cottage
not fully finished. Buy and finish to your taste. $139,000.00
5 acres SE of Zolfo County Road Would you like to live in this
area? $69,000.00 Motivated Seller.
3BR 3.5BA CB home Almost 3,000 sq ft under roof. Excellent
location Metal Roof Ideal for large family Central air/heat
$135,000.00
Sunset Park 3BR home in very good condition Central air/heat
- Economy Home for those who want their payments less than
rent. $89,000.00
2.4 acres with 2BR home close to seven mile point. Roads on three
sides; 2 highways one county road. Location opens up many pos-
sibilities. $95,000.00
2BR 2BA home east of town outside workshop Country living
- Circular Driveway Close to 7 mile point easy access to Avon
Park and Sebring. $89,000.00
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
| | Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime! '.=
Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863)781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392 !
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


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'T995 DODGE 3/4 TON ext. cab,
4x4, automatic, V-8, w/air, $5,000;
1995 Ford Crown Victoria, V-8,
automatic, air, new tires, $2,500.
773-4821. 3:12p


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NEED PRE-SCHOOL teoher(s)
with currentt "CDA" credbnitl6.
Good, attendance record, and
good 'references. Salary' ndgo-'
tiable %,/experience. Apply'vlq fax,
(863) 375-3338. 3:12-19p


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R EA L T O S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joedavis,com


Francis! 3BR/1BA home on Possible owner financing
0.72 ac lot in Lake Placid. 2BR/1BA CB home located
Roof & A/C are fairly new. in Avon Park. $57,000!
Furniture is included.
Three utility sheds, a pole PRICE REDUCED! Large
barn, and a back yard pond. office building w/5,432tSF
Wild turkeys and deer fre- total. & 3,788SF A/C.
quently visit. $72,900! Plenty of warehouses for
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C-
Attractive 4BR/2.5BA brick 2 w/100ft frontage on
home in Golfview Subdivi- US17S Wauchula. $600,000!
sion on 1 ac, includes cen-
tral vacuum, gas fireplace, Over 41 ft frontage on
inground pool, Jacuzzi tub. US17N, zoned C-2, 38 stoi-
Listed for $299,000! age units w/partial roof, city
utilities. Sold "as is,"
PRICE REDUCED! Fan- $430,000!
tastic 2-story brick home
w/pool on beautiful oak 9.6 acs w/330' of frontage
shaded lot. Close to elemen- on SR 64 in eastern Hardt
tary school in Wauchula. Co. Zoned A-1. $150,000!
Now $250,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Stellar Two 5 ac parcels improved
location! 10 ac Val grove pastureland high & dr].
on SR 62 has 6" well, diesel One parcel has well & sep-
power unit, drain tile & tic. $14,500/ac!
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $130,000! 5 lots in Wauchula have
total of 978ft rd frontage.
12 ac w/SR 64 frontage. Close to hospital, school
Front of property is cleared, and shopping. Call for indi-
back has trees. Great for vidual lot prices or buy all
cattle or homesite! $180,000! for $95,000!
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is Bring your canoe &
native Florida land. Access camper! Secluded 5 acsof
to Peace River provided by native, wooded land close to
another shared 5 ac parcel. Wauchula has deeded
$100,000! access to the beautiful Peace
River. Great property for
Spacious 4BR/2BA home, 2-Rive Great property for
recreation, investment, or
car garage, family room, homesite! $90,000!
workshop. Beautiful, Knoll-
wood subdivision. $179,000! PRICE REDUCED!
HOMESITES OR INVEST- Beautiful country setting,
MENT! Four residential lots of wildlife. 22 acs
lots in.Indian Lake Estates. located halfway between
Three lots are 100'x218', Wauchula & Avon Park has
listed for $22,000 each. One 2-story 3BR/2.5BA CB
is 200'x218', listed for home w/fireplace & large
$46,000! Golf course, com- screened in back porch.
munity center, fishing pier, $389,900!
& shops! Great location on US17N
3BR/2BA CB home has spa- for this C-2 zoned property
cious living rooms, on almost 1 ac! CB bldg has
1,744SF total & 1,560SF 1560SF, 4 offices, lobby
living area. Close to schools area, kitchen, restrooms on
& shopping. $125,000! landscaped lot. $340,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER OURS ,.
KENNY SANDERS......781-0153 SANDY LARRISON.,.. 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE......781-1128 MONICA REAS...... .781.-70
DAVID ROYAL--........ 78-3490
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HOUSES, APTS, STORAGE,
churches, offices, restaurants,
garages, warehouses. 863-773-
6616 or 863-445-0915. 2:12-3:12p
:3BR/2BA/1CG new const., vault-
ed ceilings, nuat see, $800 month
and security. 863-443-2903
Swww.bghomes.net. 10:16tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage In Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27ffc


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-ric


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, comer of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc, -
Land clearing demolition tree
removal, etc.; Fencing barbed
wire, field fence, board fence,
etc.: Tractor work bush hog,
disc, etc. Will Smith, owner/oper-
ator. 863-781-0158 cell or 863-
773-3557 office. 2:12-3:26p


B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
1:8-4:16p,
.I WILL DO BABYSITTING In mil
h6me anytime, days, nights,!
weekends. 863-445-0572.
i 3:12-4:9p


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


ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09:
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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ten years older than I am.
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ATTIC SALE Something for
everyone! Friday, noon to 4 p.m.,
Saturday, 8-1, 131 N. 7th. 3:12p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY 8 to ?, big
yard sale, 366 MLK. 3:12p
THREE FAMILY FRIDAY/
SATURDAY, 8 till 4, 499 Maxwell
Rd. 3:12p
SATURDAY 2-FAMILY SALE,
3129 Hanusch Rd., Hwy 17 North,
left on Bostick one mile, right on
Hanusch, 6 to 7 3:12p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-2, 132
East Main, Victory Praise Center,
BG. 3:12p
SATURDAY 8 till noon, 418
Hancock Rd., Wauchula Hills.
Early birds welcome, spring
cleaning, have lots of nice stuff to
sell.. 3:12p


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Tire Technician


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Summer
Specials


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773-6667


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Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wouchula, FL 33873
OWNER MOTIVATED 24x44 D/W mobile
home on nice lot; quiet location; new
Smithbuilt shed with electricity and 12x16
porch. $73,000
SEE THIS 4B/3Bth home with fireplace; hard-
wood floors, large storage area; plus garage
apartment; walking distance .to schools, shop-
ping and more. $90,300
OWNER SAYS BRING ALL OFFERS on this
4B/2Bth brick home with large carport, well
landscaped and fenced backyard, 12X16 build-
ing has water/electric. $179,500
MAKE AN OFFER ON THIS 2.7 acre tract
and 2644 square foot home with metal roof,
double garage. Call Delois for details.
MOVE YOUR FAMILY to this lovely C/B
Stucco home with all amenities; 4B/3Bth, beau-
tifully decorated; great curb appeal. $279,000
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 4 rental
units, currently rented, and one 3/2 heritage
home; tall ceilings, hardwood floors; plenty of
extras in this conveniently located property.
Call Charlotte
GREAT BUY! 3B/1Bth home on large lot; cen-
tral H/A, screened porch, detached barn.
$98,500
LOOK WHAT YOU CAN PURCHASE for
$38,000. 2B/1Bth completely furnished M/H;
large screened porch and nice yard.


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

THIS C/B Home on 11 acres is a must see!
3B/1Bth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; flow-
ing creek on property. $225,000
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED and POSSIBLE
OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of pasture-
land; secluded; small pond with natural flow of
water; perfect for home site or small ranch.
$255,000
Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
Beautiful home site with paved road frontage;
make an offer on this 5 acre tract. Listed at
$90,000
EASTERN HARDEE 14.74 acres, nice sloping
tract with large pond; some native trees; very
secluded. $195,000
Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect for
your new home. Call Delois Johnson for more
information.
1.2 Acre Commercial Lot on Highway 17; high
traffic area. $100,000
Main Street Location outside city limits; 1.37
acres; 2" shallow well. $43,500
2.76 Acres with 2" well located Highway 64
West. $49,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON B
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
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SATURDAY 8-11, 1410 West
Main Street, scooter, chest,
clothes, goodies. 3:12p
HABITAT'WAREHOUSE SAE--
Satuday, March 21, 8:30-1:00
behind driver's license office.
3:12-19p
SATURDAY HUGE 4 FAMILY! -
1735 Louisana St., Wauchula.
Spring cleaning, clothes, crafts,
household items, baby items, lots:
of misc. 3:12p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 9 to ?, kids
stuff, toys, clothes, lawn mower,
furniture, boats, BBQ grill, out-
side furniture, clothes & more.
Come see. 4009 Nursery Rd. off
SR 66 East. 781-7915. 3:12p
REFRIG., FREEZER, washers, S/S
refrig., beds of all sizes, king,
queen, full, twin, daybed, and
'bunk beds, complete set kitchen,
cabinets, clothes and shoes of all,
sizes, motorized Jazzy. Edna's
Place. 767-8822. 3:12c


'PLANT SALE Trees, shrubs, and
annuals. Friday & Saturday, 9-5,
East Main St. on Starke Ave.,
Bowling Green. 3:5-4:2p
THURS./FRI./SAT. 7:30-? 721
Pennsylvania, furniture, clothes,
dishes, ect. 3:12p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY Barn clean-
ing, 5017 Willow Ave., BG, large
fish tank, furniture, tools, tires,
lab equipment. 3:12p
SATURDAY 316 Garden Drive,
lots of kids clothes and furniture.


DOUBLE WIDE/MOBILE HOME!! Well main-
tained 3BR, 2 Bath wth stove, refrigerator,
dishwasher, washer and dryer, 12x28
screened porch, utility shed, extra lot if
desired, within City of Wauchula PRICE
REDUCED $69.900
GREAT POTENTIAL!!! 3 BR, 1 Bath on Hwy
17 Bowling Green, HOME OR OFFICE at a
Great Price. ONLY $64.500
AUTO RESTORATION BUSINESS AND
BUILDING!! With over 11,000 SF Excellent
Income $695.000
DOWNING CIRCLE PROPERTY!!! Spacious
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath M/H with stove, refriger-
ator, dishwasher and utility shed for, Only,
$58.900.
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!!!


FRIDAY/SATURDAY -"208 Park
Drive, 781-9626, nice used furni-
ture, porch swing, Longaberget
baskets, 1-3x men's shirt, lots of
goodies. -3:12p
SATURDAY 2 FAMILY, 1509 Lisa
Drive, 7:30-4:00, guns, deer feed-
ers, deer stands, LP heater like
new, AC remote window unit, 2
8x8 pin together hog traps, new
interior door, new sink, genera-
tors, gas air compressor, 4HP
Honda 2x2 pump, misc. Items.
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Te.ephone. .( 732


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
Jerry Carlton, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
781-0162
832-0370
245-1054
781-3608


Jerry Carlton


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


5 ACRES ONLY $45.000 Nice, quiet, serene
wooded 5 Acres!! BUILD YOUR HOME
HERE! CALL TODAY


PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!! Great for
Camping, canoeing, and fishing on this 6.1
Acre tract. $125.000


Only $75.000 Call Donna!! 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
nice concrete block home on large lot.
PLENTY OF ROOM TO ROAM!! On this 5.68
acres for farm Animals and horses, including
a Beautiful Home with 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths
Only S169.000
FIRST STREET!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, front
Porch and large fenced back yard in a nice
neighborhood, Only $89.900!!
CENTER HILL PROPERTY!!! 27.5 acres with a
2 BR, 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.
NEW COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!!! Over 2
acres, excellent location for business on 2 high
traffic highways Frontage on US 17 N and North
Florida Avenue. Access from both Highways,
property located across from Winn Dixie and
Amscot. $415,000
PEACE RIVER ACCESS!! Quiet and Peaceful
5.5 acre tract with plenty wildlife and native
vegetation $82.500!!


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!! Le
LAKE JUNE ROADII 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home with 2 car garage and Lake June Access
completely Remodeled. $118,900
GORGEOUS TWO STORY HOME!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath possible 4th Bedroom on .95 acres.
Beautiful hardwood floors, living room, dining room, kitchen, den, office, front and back
porch with total Sq Ft. 3,716. REDUCED $245,000 to $190,000
NEW LISTING!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile Home on Downing Circle Includes stove, refrig-
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Chest Freezer 13cf $259
All new appliances have manufacturers warranty
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203 E. Townsend Wauchula
Trained Licensed Insured Professional Service


COUNTRY HOME!! 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath LOG CABIN WITH LAKE HUNTLEY VIEW!!! 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath with open living
total 1,758 SF Only $125.900 room/kitchen. $90.000
DOWNING CIRCLE!!! Mobile Home Lot Only 9.7 Acres for camping or hunting!!! Only
s$1,500 $32.500


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8D The Herald-Advocate, March 12, 2009


*The


PERSONAL LADY CARETAKER -
1-2 hours daily. Cleaning, shop-
ping, auto. 945-629-4486. 3:12p


FOR SALE MOBILE HOME,
4BR/2BA with 1/2 acre fenced,
out of town. 863-375-2454. 3:12p


FOR SALE BY OWNER 4BR/2BA
on 1 acre. Just outside Wauchula
city limits. Only 5 yrs old with low
utilities, well and septic,
$142,000. 863-899-1714. More
info and pictures at www.housein-
wauchula.blogspot.com .*
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Deposit
Fully Furnished


FREE JACUZZI 4 person, top,
new blower motor. 735-0866.
3:12p
UTILITY TRAILER 2005 Express,
6x12, double axle, 15" wheels,
$3,000. 863-832-3017. 3:12p
GAS TANKS good for making
BBQ grills, 735-9541, leave mes-
sage. 3:12p


TIRED OF LOW CD RATESII Earn
7.5% secured by prime, Wauchula
Real Estate. Call toll-free 1-877-
328-1178, Dr. David Ross.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773:0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr.; Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds, included
(subject to FOM, contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500 ,
140 acres with 3 homes on
Hwy 64 West. 12 miles from I-
75. A portion of the propertyis
approximately 4,000' long.
Plenty of room for landing
strip. $2,300,000. :
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your
business here! Located on
North & South bound Hwy.
17. North end of Wauchula.
Zone C-2. $195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each.
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well'located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.


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

OWNER SAYS ...
MAKE AN ,OFFER! Great
Opportunity for possible
DUNKIN DONUTS location!
Approximately 1/2 acre on cor-
ner of US 17 and Stenstrom Rd
in Wauchula. 2,550 SF build-
ing, built to Dunkin Donuts
specs. Partial equipment in
place. Sell or Lease, call for
details.

100 acres in SW Hardee
County. Scattered Oaks and
Pines on .this beautiful site.
Great hunting. On County
road. Four 4" wells. Asking
$6,000 peracre.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house, 2-1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.

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

700 acreS in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.


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


Classifieds


2003 MERIT 2/2 DW, Florida
room, large screen porch, double
carport, will sacrifice, $54,000.
863-773-3814. 2:26-4:3p
'95 SIERRA 5th WHEEL with two:
large slides, attached Florida
.room. Priced to sell. Call for'
details 217-322-2541. 2:12-3:12p


Pet


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


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


TORREY OAKS: Lot closeout
sale! Five lots remaining for sale
with Hulbert Homes Inc. Lots
starting at $19,900! Jim Petrigala
.1-239-248-0121, office 1-863-647-
5815. wwwhulberthomes.com
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Now is the time to take advantage of the
off season and get your ATV's, Grove
Carts, Golf Carts, Jet Skis, etc. repaired.
Quickly and Reasonably


829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


863-375-4081
863-474-1172'


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Team Secretary Good Shepherd Ho-.pic is eekirin
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(Full-Time) jasi-.tn mie overall ,ller. J iand -c-
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S in Microsoft \\Vord and Excel
S Medical Terminolog,, HS Diploma
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TWO BEDROOM mobile home,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
air, heat, washer, dryer, double
carport. Water, sewer, garbage
included. $65b monthly, $650
security. 863-773-3349. 3:12p
3/2 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME,
1304 Sparrow Raod, $475 de-
posit, $475 per month. 863-773-
2007. 3:12-19p
2/2 WITH DEN DOUBLEWIDE
mobile home, 1347 Sparrow
Road, $750 deposit, $750 per
month. 863-773-2007. 3:12-19p
$475 MONTHLY, electric Included.
Nice country apartment, first and
last. 954-629-4486. 3:12p..
DW, 3/2 ACRES with private
secluded area, Zolfo, $650
'monthly, first and security. 651-:
717-5049. 3:12p
APARTMENTS FOR RENT. 773-
6667. 3:12c


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2/2 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME,
1036 Cardinal Road, $500 de-
posit, $500 per month. 8634773-
2007.' 3:12-19p'
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
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ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
;any preference or limitation
'based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. ttfc-dh


Winter Special


HELP WANTED
DEPUTY

$34,660 $38,110

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is seeking Florida
Certified Law Enforcement Officers. Applicants must
possess a current certification in Law Enforcement
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and Stand-
ards Commission. Applicants must successfully com-
plete the personnel selection process set forth by the
Sheriff's Office.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office by noon, March 20, 2009, at 900 E.
Summit St., Wauchula, FL, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. If other accommodations are
necessary, call the Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0304 to
make arrangements. EOE c13:12-19c
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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
SLamps $17. 100-BarstooLS 39'-p.
50-Desks $97 up. 3 Pc Dropleaf dinelie
$197, 50-lable and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up.
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loeseal sets $687 up,
50-TV Eni. Centers $167 up. 2 Pc
Queen Bed Sel $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up. 3 Pc Li ingroom
tables $97 up.
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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^^Peace River Electric Cooperaftiv, Inc.
"M" P.O. Box 1310* Wauchula, Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116 fax (863) 773-3737* www.preco.org

A Touchstone Energy' Cooperative _,_



Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Is Actively Looking For a

System Control Dispatcher

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Head Quartered in Wauchula, Serves
approximately 34,000 meters and 3000 miles of line covering 10 counties across the heartland of
Florida.
Our ideal candidate is technically minded and is knowledgeable about electric distribution
and transmission lines or is willing to learn it. They must be able to think on their feet, multi-task
at the same time, stay calm under pressure and be willing to work as part of a team of talented
employees.
This department works a 24/7 rotating shift with some weekends and some holidays
required. The candidate must be computer literate in Windows XP, Office, Excel and Access.
Typing skills are a must. Dependable transportation and a valid Florida Drivers License essential.




Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

."Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its progs ia and
: activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who requirealte' activee
means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) shr ild
contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4691.

To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Administrator of
SHuman Resources, P.O. Box 1310 or by telephone at (863) 767-4691. PRECO is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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March 12, 2(0H9, The Ilerald-Advocate 9D


Letter To The Editor

Vote March 24 To Help

Hardee School System


Dear Editor:
A special election for tax
millage fleibility (no new tax-
es, no tak increase) will be held
in Hardee County on March 24,
2009.
One of our economic prob-
lems caused by the current
economy is that we cannot used
the money available to the
school system as that money is
needed. Certain money can be
used only for certain demands.
The tax millage flexibility
vote will allow us to use capital
outlay money for our day to day
operations. Using the money
this way will in no way affect
how much money is spent. The
millage' flexibility helps the
school system avoid painful
cuts in operating expenses.
However, this vote and its
implications are not a cure-all
for the problems we face. It will
help, yes, but will not be
enough to make up for the
state's funding cuts.
SA vote yes on March 24 will
allow Hardee Schools to trans-
fer money from capital outlay


to operations. This transfer will
help us offset some of the
state's cuts: we cannot make
this transfer without your per-
mission.
Why is this vote necessary?
In 2009-10, the economy is'
expected to get worse before it
gets any better. State revenues
are forecast to be $6 billion less
than previously expected. As a
result of these lower revenues,
the Hardee County Schools
funding for 2009-10 may be re-
duced by another $3 million or
more.
We are very grateful for our
employees who dedicate them-
selves each day to provide the
highest quality education possi-
ble. Working together, we can
solve any problem.
Please mark March 24 on
your calendar and vote yes. I
appreciate your time and con-
sideration.

Sincerely,
David D. Durastanti
Superintendent of Schools
Hardee County


I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me
that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
-Jean Kerr




GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

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Home: (863) 735-0490


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;.^dL~ 773-4478





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3 Bedroom 1 Bath $72,000

Appraised Feb. 5, 2009 for $75,000.
New roof in 2005 New tile throughout.
New appliances, kitchen cabinets and
plumbing. Very nice den, carport,
storage room and
detached enclosed shed.


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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661 FAX (863) 784-7497
e-mail: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS
Instructors are needed for classes in the following areas:
Biology Mathematics
Chemistry Political Science
Digital Photography Psychology
Economics Sociology
Health Speech
Many other opportunities for qualified adjunct instructors are
anticipated. Education and experience requirements for posi-
tions vary, but general guidelines for SFCC's program areas are
as follows:
Associate in Arts Degree: 18 graduate hours in field and
a Master's degree.
Associate in Science Degree: Associate's degree (Bachelor's
preferred) and 2 years of relat-
ed experience.
Adult Education Programs: Bachelor's degree required for
most courses.
Occupational Certificate: Extensive occupational experi-
ence.
Community Education: Expertise in a personal enrich-
ment activity.
If you are qualified to join our roster of fine adjunct faculty mem-
bers, please call or stop by the SFCC Human Resources Office
(located on the Avon Park campus) or any of our satellite cam-
puses and centers. Teaching opportunities are anticipated in
Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring, and Wauchula.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Avon Park), on SFCC's web site, or at any SFCC campus/cen-
ter.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Baseball and soccer fields,
courthouse-related projects, a
boat dock and restroom are
among the ways Hardee Colnty
benefits from state and federal
grant funds and appropriations.
Janet Gilliard, director of
community development and
general services (including all
grant applications) and Danny
Weeks, director of facility man-
agement, presented several
plans to the Hardee County
Commission last week.
The most intense plan ongo-
ing is related to the main court-
house building. A climate-con-
trolled records retention build-
ing will be constructed on
South Ninth Avenue, freeing up
the ground floor for expansion
of the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram and/or a third courtroom
to supplement the two on the
third floor.
Also in the plans are a cov-
ered sallyport to safely bring
inmates to court hearings, and
needed paving of the east park-
ing lot.
Gilliard reviewed the facili-
ties grants-in-aid of $350,000
for fiscal year 2005-06,
$200,000 for 06-07 and
$500,000 for 07-08. She de-
scribed working with Circuit
Chief Judge David Langford
and administrator Nick Sudzina
on these projects. Already com-
pleted are information technol-
ogy upgrades for the court-
rooms and the security walk-
through metal detector
upgrades.
Also still under way is brick


1. Beach particles
5. Immediate memory (abbr.)
8. Droop
11. Largest Canadian tribe
12. Geological times
14. Queen of Sparta
15. Avocado variety
16. IX
17. Cavalry sword
18. Individualize
21. Fish eggs
22. Before
23. Pushed with force
26. Agressively interfered with
31. Chemical analysis counter-
weight
32. Broadway awards
33. Wing-like structure
34. Titles for Turkish leaders
35. A metal-bearing mineral

CLUES DOWN
1. Austrian coin (abbr.)
2. Macaws
3. Highwater tide
4. Is worthy
5. Perceived
6. Threes
7. "Buddenbrooks" author
8. One point E of SE
9. Citrus fruit drink
10. Billfish
13. A large body of water
14. Lays about
17. Begets
19. v. Wade
20. Dutch painter Sir Peter
23. Drummer Ringo
24. Dutch city
25. utang: ape of Borneo
26. Fundamental values
27. Digits
28. Plural of 31 across


pointing and sealing tor water
intrusion in the sub-level
ground floor. Weeks said there
hasn't been heavy rain since the
2004 hurricanes and the water
level has been so low they have
been unable to see if the water
invasion is no longer a problem.
Gilliard said work is pro-
gressing on the two baseball
and soccer fields under the
Florida Recreation Develop-
ment Assistance Program
grants. Another FRDAP grant
to complete the projects is in
the works. Florida Recreation,
Trails grant will add handi-
capped trails and rest stations
around Hardee Park adjacent to
the fields.
The final application is for
Florida Boating Improvement
money to build a third boat,
dock at Hardee Lakes Park.
There are ones at Lakes 1 and 2.
This one will be between Lakes
3 and 4. There will also be a.
restroom there, as the closest
one is a mile away. That will'
allow expansion of the camping
areas to the last two lakes. This
one will have motion sensors to
turn the lights and water on and
off and conserve resources.
Commissioners asked about a
fish-cleaning facility and
whether it ought to be near the
restrooms. Weeks said it won't
be near the lakes because of
alligators, or near restrooms
because of the odors, but will be
closer to the camping areas,
where people may clean their
fish before cooking them.

In other action, the commis-
sion:


36. N.W. Algerian city
37. Jog
38. Purchases
40. C_ : Greek island
41. Boat races
43. Conditions of balance
45. Historic U.S. woman's
organization
46. Artist Chagall
47. Archer sign
51. Buncos
53. Al : llama wool
54. A Scottish girl
57. At some prior time
58. A housemaid in India
59. Freshwater duck genus
60. Expression of disappoint-
ment
61. Radioactive element #84
62. Exchange


29. Fill with high spirits
30. Citizens of Denmark
32. Unit of weight (Indian)
36. Delphic
38. Adult male deer
39. __um: skylighted court
42. Song "There is Nothing
Like "
43. Isaac's mother (Bib.)
44. Denotes three
46. S. China seaport
47. A bag for purchases
48. Yearly tonnage (abbr.)
49. A way to compact
50. Capital of Yemen
51. A chronic drinker
52. Central nervous system
55. Unhappy
56. Point midway between S
and Sl


Spent over an nuui uis-
cussing Resolution 2009-12
amending the Fire Line Capa-
city Fees, which are the users'
proposed share of costs of the
capital expenses needed to pro-
vide the service.
Park Winter, county director
of utilities, presented a power
point and explained the method
used to come up with the pro-
posed fees, which are based on
the lines and hydrants needed.
For a building up to 10,000
square feet, the capacity fee is
$3,825, the cost of the hydrant
and fire line. From 10,001 to
20,000 square feet,' the cost is
$3,825 plus 19.13 cents per
square feet of the entire build-
ing. For a 10,001-square-foot
building, that would be $3,825
plus $1,932.
The rates continue. A 20,001-
50,000 square-foot building
would require two hydrants,
$7,650 and 16.58 cents per
square foot of total size. For
50,000 through 100,000, it
would be four hydrants at
$15,937.50 plus 12.12 cents per
square foot. Over 100,000,
would be determined by the
fire-fighting support facilities
needed, plus at least seven
hydrants.
After lengthy discussion of
the difference in costs for one
square foot difference, say from
10,000 to 10,001 square feet,
whether it stifled economic
growth or provided insurance of
fire-fighting capacity, what a
spec building should require
and other-issues, the commis-
sion finally voted 3-2 to
approve the resolution, with
commissioners Nick Timmer-
man and Dale Johnson oppos-
ing it. Approval was dependent
on the attorney's review to see
that it did not conflict with the
original ordinance establishing
water capacity and mainte-
nance fees.
approved on a split vote a
request to waive $1,700 in fees
for, a small-scale
Comprehensive Plans land use
map amendment and rezone
application for Alpha & Omega


Ministries Inc., which plans to
construct 17 one-bedroom
apartments adjacent to Hannah
House, a shelter and transition-
al housing facility for abused
women and children.
Commissioner Bobby Smith
said it is similar to helping
Resthaven or any other place
for homeless people and made
the motion to approve the
request. Commission Chairman
Johnson opposed it and
Commissioner Timmerman,
chairman of the board for
Hannah House, abstained from
voting. It was approved on a 3-
1 vote.
decided to put jail com-
mittee visits to other facilities
and long-term recommenda-
tions on hold until the econom-
ic situation improves.
-accepted a report from
Erin Fitch and Lauren Canary,
chairman and vice-chairman of
the Health Care Task Force and
approved application for the
Closing the Gap grant. Hardee
County is in its sixth year now
and has made strides in reduc-
ing diabetes crises around the
county by regular monitoring
and instruction.
The Pharmacy Assistance
programs is in its eighth year
and helps residents save
$30,000 a year in costs of med-
ications, said Fitch.
The task force is also apply-
ing to renew the Primary Health
Care grant it once had and clos-
ing watching health care reform
and other grants available
because of it.
-approved a one-time ex-
ception to the maximum award
for housing assistance to
$20,000 to replace a home in R-
1 zoning which had been dam-
aged beyond repair. Since it is
in an R-1 zoning it requires
1,500 square feet instead of the
usual affordable housing stan-
dard of 1,040 or 780 square feet
of space. The approval was on a
4-1 vote, with Commissioner
Minor Bryant opposing, feeling
that the requirements for R-1
housing should be amended
instead to include affordable
housing criteria.


BE HEART HEALTHY IN 2009!
With National Heart Month in February followed by National
Nutrition Month in March, this month's column will feature heart-
healthy nutrition.
Formerly considered a man's disease, heart disease is the No.
1 killer of women in the United States and the leading cause of dis-
ability among women. The good news is heart disease is a problem
everyone can do something about.
There are two types of heart-disease risk factors, those you
can't change and those you can control. One risk factor that cannot
be changed is a family history of early heart disease. However,
many heart-disease risk factors can be controlled by making
changes in your lifestyle. Risk factors that you can control include:
Smoking Just one year after you stop smoking, your heart-
disease risk will drop by more than half.
High Blood Pressure Blood pressure consistently at or
above 140/90 raises your risk of heart disease.
.* High Blood Cholesterol Two types are present in your
blood: HDL, or "good" cholesterol, and LDL, or "bad" cholesterol.
The goal should be to keep the good high and the bad low. Another
key number is your total cholesterol, which should be less than
200.
Overweight/Obesity Even if you have no other risk factors,
you are more likely to develop.heart disease if you are overweight
and/or obese, as well as putting yourself at risk for stroke, diabetes
and certain cancers.
Physical Inactivity A sedentary Tifestyle increases your
risk for not only heart disease but diabetes, high blood pressure,
osteoporosis and obesity.
Diabetes This is a major risk factor for not only heart dis-
ease but stroke, kidney failure and other diseases. Diabetes canr-be
detected with a blood sugar test.
Be aware that if you have just one risk factor, you are much
more likely to.develop heart disease, with its many serious conse-
quences. The first step is to see your doctor for a thorough check-
up. Tell your doctor you want help in achieving your goal of heart
health, and don't hesitate to ask questions.
The next step you can take to greatly improve the condition
of your heart is to eat healthy. The Dietary Guidelines for
Americans, which has a Food Guide Pyramid, helps you make
healthy food choices. The Dietary Guidelines tell you to:
Choose a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and mod-
erate in total fat;
Choose a variety of grains daily, especially whole grains;
Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables daily;
Choose beverages and foods to moderate your intake of sug-
ars;
Choose and prepare foods with less salt; and
If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so only in moderation.
The Dietary Guidelines also emphasize that you should aim
for a healthy weight, be physically active each day, and keep food
safe to eat. If you have high blood pressure or high blood choles-
terol, you may need to make some additional lifestyle changes.
Hopefully, this has opened your eyes to the steps needed to
take control of your health. Fortunately, you have tremendous
power to prevent heart disease, and you can start today.
For more information you may find these Web resources help-
ful: www.nhlbi.nih.gov; www.americanheart.org, and
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html. You may also con-
tact the Hardee County Extension Office at 773-2164.


An American aircraft carrier can reach over a fifth of a
mile long and carry close to one hundred planes.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly,
cheerful, reverent-that is to triumph over old age.
-Amos Bronson Alcott


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Lady 'Cats


Conquer Devils


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In its only home game last
week, the Hardee softball team
came from behind to beat Avon
Park 12-8.
A Friday' evening trip to
Mulberry, on the other hand,
was disastrous, with Hardee
losing 10-0.
This week there is only one
night of softball. Both the varsi-
ty and JV are at DeSoto in 7
p.m. and 5 p.m. games respec-
tively.
Next week, there is a trio of
games. Hardee is at Frostproof
on Monday, Avon Park on
Tuesday and a varsity-only trip
to Sarasota Booker on Friday
night.

Hardee 12, Avon Park 8
The Lady Red Devils came to
play, starting from the opening
pitch. After Jamise Perry popp-
ed out to the pitcher Miranda
Powell, Avon Park put four runs
on the board. Favianette Cotte
singled. With two away, Bre
Tate socked a two-run homer.
Chryenne Mills started it over
with a single and Danielle
Tomlinson doubled. They raced
home on a long Sarah Hunicutt
hit to right field.
Hardee also started well.
Leadoff batter junior Chelsey
Steedley doubled to center field
and rode home on a ground-out
by senior Chelsea Owens and
back-to-back singles by junior
Kristina Garcia and soph Elvira
Servin. Senior Krystin Robert-
son drew a walk, leaving the
bases stacked when the third
out occurred.
It was three up, three down
for Avon Park in the top of the
second. Hardee narrowed the
score to 4-3 with a pair of tal-
lies. Powell and Steedley both
walked and scored, aided by a
push from Owens, aboard on
catcher interference, and sin-
gles again by Garcia and
Servin.
The Lady Devils left one on
base in the top of the third.
Hardee stranded Powell after
she had singled.
; In the top of the fourth, Avon
Park left: two runners on base
Hardee evened the score.
Steedley led off with a single to
left field and stole second.
Owens walked but was out on a
double play liner to the second
sacker who caught her on the
way there. Servin singled to left
field to score Steedley. She was
stranded at third, Robertson
was left at second and Parks at
first as they both singled too.
In the top of the fifth, it was
one Lady Devil left on base.
Hardee broke loose in the bot-
tom of the fifth to forge in front
9-4. Powell, Taylor Bolin,
Steedley, Owens and Garcia all
crossed home plate. Singles by
Bolin, Owens and Garcia and a
Servin double to right center
kept everyone on the move.


Avon Park attempted to rally
in the top of the sixth, plating
four runners on a combination
of hits and leaving the bases
jammed.
Hardee went to 'work and
added three insurance runs in
the home half of the sixth,
Amanda McNabb started it with
a singled and Bolin and
Steedley followed suit. Owens
smacked a sacrifice fly to score
one runner. Garcia singled to
'left field but was out at third.
Servin, Robertson and Parks all
singled to left field and were
stranded on the basepaths.
Avon Park didn't have much
chance in the top of the seventh.
A strikeout, and pair of walks
appeared to be a good start, but
a fielder's choice out at third, a
groundout and liner ended the
threat, leaving Hardee the 12-8
winner.

Mulberry 10, Hardee 0
At Mulberry on Friday even-
ing, the Hardee varsity had a
hard time with the Lady Panther
pitching. Other than an occa-
sional walk, most batters struck
out or popped out.
Meanwhile, Mulberry picked
on one run in the first frame,
two more on a dee int-the-park
two-RBI homer i the third and
eight big runs in the fourth
inning to put the game away on
the 10-run rule.
Earlier in the evening, the
Hardee JV had seen its first
action of the week and started
swell. One down, Kayla Powell
singled. Haley Price walked
and stole second. Both came
home on singles by Taylor
Bolin and Latiesha Allen, who
were stranded, along with
Cassidy Knight, who had
walked.
Mulberry got one run back in
the home half of the first on a
walk, stolen base, and back-to-
back errors.
Hardee went down'in order in
the second inning and Mulberry
went in front 4-2 on three
scores from a hit, error, pair of
walks and another error.
"Hardee fought back to tie the
sc6i' fn thef'p of the third. Bo-
lin singled, went to second on a
wild pitch and scored on an
error on an Allen hit she scored.
Sierra Coronado drew a walk.
She was stranded, but it was a.
4-4 game.
Mulberry streaked for -five
runs in the bottom of the third
on a .couple of hit batsmen, a
walk and a single. It was 4-9.
Hardee's last chance came in
the top of the fourth. Maria
Anselmo was hit by a pitch, got
to third on a couple of wild
pitches and came home on a
Bolin sacrifice. Price and Allen
walked but were left on base.
Mulberry left the bases loaded
in the bottom of the fourth, but
won the game when it was
called on the time limit.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Making plays for the varsity girls are (kneeling, from left) Elvira Servin, Amaris Garza, Sabrina Hernandez, Courtney
Parks, Chelsea Owens and Heather St. John; (standing) Amanda McNabb, Chelsey Steedley, Kristina Garcia, Krystin
Robertson, Miranda Powell and Halley Marshall.


The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


Taking the field for the junior varsity squad are (first row, from left) Maria Anselmo, Kayla Powell, Sierra Coronado
and Raquel Rosales; (second row) Taylor Bolin, Desarea Newcomb, Haley Price, Cassidy Knight and Latiesha Allen.


AROUND THE PARK -
Patrice Christie's sister,
Donna Grimes, was here to visit:
for a week. Melvin and Karen
Roberts are back from their
cruise, sporting a nice tan. Bob
and Joyce Hartigan enjoyed
their stay with Bill and Dolly
Hartigan.
Winnie DeWitt has been very
busy with her niece, Bea Rugg.
Pat and Dallan Lax from
Middle Inlet, Wise., are visiting
me and-Dave, because it was
too cold up north. Chuck and
Joyce Williamson left to go
visit their granddaughter in
Ocala. Samantha and Michelle
Bray are visiting their dad, Bob
Bray, for a week or two.

BREAKFAST
Come out and meet new
friends at breakfast. Our last
breakfast will be Saturday,.
serving from 8 to 9.
Our hosts were Fred Lewis
and Tom and Joyce Longueuil,
and they did a fine job.

BIRTHDAYS
We celebrate our March
birthdays with a 'cake and ice
cream social the first Monday
of every month. This month's
birthdays are: Chuck
Williamson, Jack Shanower,
Dave Mills, Forrest Grooms,:
Jim Walton, Bertie Marsh and
Howard Whitehead.
The ladies did a wonderful
job of baking and decorating a
variety of cakes. The men
served the ice cteam.


The hostesses were Frank
and Arlene Huiett, Cindy and
SJoe Deverida, Joyce and Chuck
Williamson, Connie Swanson
and Carolyn Hampton.

BOWLING
We had 10 bowers this week,
Ron, Bea, Melvin, Kareo,
Joyce, Chuck Joe, Cindy,
Winnie and rtie. Highest bowler
was Chuck Williamson for the
men, and Karen was the highest
bowler for the women.
Now, we can't forget those
hugs for each strike. I think that'
is the best part of bowling.
Whew! What fun.
SHUFFLEBOARD
Friday's game saw many
players and 'spectators.
Everyone is getting on the
bandwagon to play shuffle-
board, now that the weather is
getting warmer. Our champs for
the day were Audrey Semler
and Glen Barrett. That's the
second week Audrey has won.
Tuesday was a cold windy
day, and as I looked out my
window, I was surprised to see
so many playing. Our champs
this week are Joyce Longueuil
.and Dave Mills. Dave has been
looking for a win since the last
one. That put a feather in his
cap for sure.

POKENO
What can one say except,
"Who will run with the pennies
this week?"
Shirley Hyde ran with the


most pennies Monday and
Audrey was runner-up. On
Wednesday, there were two
teams. Janiel Reed won on the
one team and Joyce Longueuil
took home the most pennies on
the other team.

EXERCISE
The exercise class is still
going strong and I finally got
down to join them. Little did I
know what I was missing.
Cindy Deverida had been
telling how much she has been
helped with the freedom of her
neck, back and balance. Others
have seen an improvement in
their balance and the toning of
their bodies. Great job, gals.

BINGO
Thursday's bingo we saw the
50/50 won by Eddie Philips and
jackpot went to Don Philips and
Audrey Semler. Merchant cer-
tificates went to Pat Stacy,
Eddie Philips, Ralph Pavey and
Stan Sommers.
Tuesday's bingo, the 50/50
went to Tom Longueuil, jackpot
to Eddie Philips and merchant
certificates to Pat Stacy, Eddie
Philips, Stan Sommers and
Mike Akelian.

True old age is to wake up
one morning and discover
that your high school class
Is running the country.


HJHS Volleyball Starts Today


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
School volleyball teams take to
the court today (Thursday).
The girls open at home
against Sebring Middle School.
The seventh graders play at
5:30 and the eighth graders
about 6:30.
The girls are also at home on
Monday against Lake Placid
and next Thursday, March 19
against Hill-Gustat Middle
School of Sebring. The junior
Lady 'Cats open on the road
March 23 at DeSoto. and greet
Avon Park on March 26, then
go into Spring Break.
Husband/wife duo Mark and
Becky Carlton are in the first
time of coaching together. He
handles the eighth grade and
she has the seventh. They are
assisted by two high school var-
sity players, who have volun-
teered for this assignment.
Junior Marissa Shivers and
soph Eryn Mahoney, who help
with group and individual prac-
tice at the junior high practices.
Mark Carlton, junior high
dean of students, also coached
football this school year. Becky
Carlton, a fifth grade teacher at
.North Wauchula Elementary, is
in her first coaching experience.


On the eighth grade roster are
Allison Allen-Hunter, Ashley
Armstrong, Danika Briones,
Queidi Diaz, Tara Deeson,
Myah Gonzalez, Jessica Harri-
son, Nyshira Jackson, Kayla
Knight, Kayla Nichols, Kait-
lyne Rowe, Ana Saldivar and
Desiree Smith.
On the seventh grade squad
are Arissa Camel, Bailey Carl-
ton, Shanice Clayton, Carleigh
Coleman, Kattie Ervin, Brea
Farrer, Hannah Grisinger, Kar-
lee Henderson, Angela Herron,
Arin Johnson, Brooke Knight,
Riana Parks, Erica Roberts and
Leah Weeks.


Sixth grade managers are
Kendall Gough, Milli Jones,
Georgeanne Paris and Courtnee
Richardson.
The Carltons have been
pleased with the progress of
their squads. "Practices are
going well. We return a good
core of eighth graders who are
working hard to get ready for'
the season. We have a promis-
ing group of seventh graders
who are busy absorbing as
much as they can and learning,
the game. We expect a good
season from a great group of
young ladies," commented
Coach Mark Carlton.


March 12
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April 13
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20
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27


Sebring at Hardee
Lake Placid at Hardee
Hill-Gustat at Hardee
Hardee at DeSoto
Avon Park at Hardee
Hardee at Hill-Gustat
DeSoto at Hardee
Hardee at Avon Park
Hardee at Lake Placid
Hardee at Sebring


H.JH Volleyball 2009




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