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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 15
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, March 19, 2009


TURNING POINT


Schools Ask For



'Flexible Funding'

Special Election Is Tuesday


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Voters will be asked to head
to the polls on Tuesday to
decide the question of "flexible
funding" for Hardee County
schools.
The proposal, the only item
on the ballot, would allow this
school district to shift tax dol-
lars set aside for capital-outlay
projects over to the general
operating fund instead.
The proposal would not gen-
erate any new taxes.
The county's 12 precincts will


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A recently installed turn lane to access the new convenience store just east of Seven-Mile Point (the intersection
of SR 64 and Main Street in Wauchula) has caused confusion for some westbound travelers wanting to turn onto SR
64 to Zolfo Springs. The turn lane, however, is designed for eastbound drivers stopping for fuel or food at the store.
Westbound drivers must remain north of the double-yellow line, as noted in the photo above. Several near-crashes
have been reported, and the Florida Department of Transportation says it is aware of complaints and is looking into
the issue. For an additional photo of the confusing intersection, see 2A.


Music

Instructor

Rearrested
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Charges are mounting against
a former music instructor
accused of fondling young
girls.
For the 'second time, Curtis
Rush Bell, 42, once owner of
Symphony Studio in Wauchula,
appeared in Hardee Circuit
Court for a hearing on his orig-
inal case only to be led away
with additional charges.
See MUS!C 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Nearly a year after prosecu-
tors challenged a judge's order
granting a new trial for a truck-
er imprisoned following a fatal
crash, an appellate court has
upheld that ruling.
The 2nd District Court of
Appeal in Lakeland last week
affirmed Acting Circuit Judge
Jeff J. McKibben's April 8,
2008, ruling in the case of Jean-'
Claude Meus.
In it, McKibben had set aside
Meus' 2003 convictions for
vehicular homicide and ordered
a new trail. His order came after


a lengthy hearing on March 25,
2008, which explored Meus'
claim that he suffered from
ineffective assistance of coun-
sel at his 2003 trial.
A three-judge panel for the
appellate court reviewed the
state's appeal and denied it
without comment. The 2nd
DCA decision was entered on
Wednesday, but does not
become final until after the
period to seek a rehearing laps-
es. The state may ask the full
court to reconsider the state's
appeal. It has 15 days from the
date of the March 11 decision to
do so.


i Appeal
Otherwise, the DCA's deci-
sion stands, and Meus will be
entitled to a new trial. It will be
up to the State Attorney's
Office to decide whether to
retry him.
The state has asked for a sta-
tus conference with McKibben.
It has been set for Friday, April
24, at 1:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, Meus, 45, is free
on bond, still facing charges of
two counts vehicular homicide.
Up until he won a new trial,
however, he had been serving a
15-year sentence in state prison.
In his original trial in 2003,
See STATE 2A


be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
on Tuesday as voters answer the'
question of flexible funding.
Absentee ballots also are avail-
able, at the Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office on U.S. 17 at Oak
Street. There is no Early Voting
for this election, however.
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti, who initiated
the measure here, says the plan
has worked for four other
school districts in the state.
Voters in Collier, Glades,
Hendry and Monroe counties
See SCHOOLS 2A


Local Man Runs

For State House


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Local businessman Ben
Albritton. has announced his
intention to run for state repre-
sentative.
Albritton, 40, will officially
file papers in April to run for
the District 66 seat, which in-
cludes Hardee County, south
and southeastern Polk County
and northwestern Highlands
County.
The current officeholder,
Baxter Troutman of Winter
Haven, cannot seek re-election
in 2010 because of term limits
of eight years. The Republican
is serving his fourth two-year
term.
Albritton, also a Republican,
is chairman of the Florida
Citrus Commission. A sixth-
generation Floridian and a
fourth-generation citrus grower,
he is a managing partner for
Albritton Companies, which is
involved in citrus grove owner-
ship, caretaking and manage-


ment, horticultural consulting,
risk management and insur-
ance.
"My desire and passion is to
create lifelong relationships
based on trust and communica-
tion while providing real solu-
tions for our clients' chal-
lenges."
Albritton said elected offi-
See LOCAL 3A


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INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report....... 8C
Crime Blotter..................8C
Hardee Living................2B
Obituaries.....................4A
Information Roundup....4A
School Luoch Menus....5B



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'Story Of Jesus' Begins Its Annual Run
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The more things change, the
more they stay the same.
His customary goal to pro-
vide a passion play as profes-
sional and excellent as any in
the nation drives Mike Graham
to constantly revise "The Story
of Jesus."
The breath-taking, nationally
known drama begins its annual
five-weekend run tomorrow
(Friday) night. The entire story
of Jesus the Christ from Old
Testament prophecies of His
first coming through the Resur-
rection and Second Coming can
be seen any Friday or Saturday
night until April 18.
All performances are inter-
preted for the deaf/hearing
impaired by a skilled sign inter-
preter mingling with the crowd
on the stage.
Tickets for the March 20-21
and 27-28, April 3-4, 10-11 and
17-18 performances are on sale
now. Center section seating at
the Hardee County Cattleman's
Arena is $16 for adults, and $14
for children, seniors and groups ...
of 25 or more. Side section seat-
ing is $12. There are about ..
1,600 seats available on any ;
given evening.
"God deserves the best, so / .
why would we do less than the '
best for Him? It what's sets us / "., "
apart," said Graham, pastor of -
Real Life Church and Power &
PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Light Productions, other activi- One of the Magi arrives in Bethlehem to honor the baby Jesus, an early scene in "The Story of Jesus," which begins
See STORY 3A this weekend at the Cattleman's Arena west of Wauchula.


Youth Sports

Players Inside!

... Photos 4-7C


Drought Hit New

High On Monday

... Story 4A


" Show Will Put

You In Stitches.

: .. Story 3A


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State Loses Meu,


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A break in the eastbound turn lane to enter the convenience store driveway at right edge of photo is also an invita-
tion for westbound vehicles to make it a turn lane into SR 64. Its proximity to the intersection of SR 64 and CR 636-
East Main Street could be confusing to visitors. Most local drivers are well aware of the dangerous intersection and
know they should continue westbound on the single north lane until actually reaching the intersection to make their
turn.


SCHOOLS
Continued From 1A


SKelly's Column
By Jim


It is March Madness time with the NCAA basketball tourna-
ments underway. Major League Baseball spring training is in full
swing, and the spring gobbler hunting season begins Saturday.

The price of regular unleaded gasoline inched up two cents to
$1.91 a gallon in Hardee.

The weather continues warm and dry. Citrus groves are bloom-
ing.

Ben Albritton, 40, of Wauchula has announced he will run for
state representative in 2010. He will officially file papers in early
April.

State Sen. J.D. Alexander recently said the state may consider
cutting the pay of state employees by 5 or 10 percent to help bal-
ance the new budget. Legislators cut their own pay 5 percent last
year, reported Bill Kaczor of the Associated 1?f s in the Lakeland
Ledger March 17.'
SAlexander said he would be:far mdo comf6rtalte with a 5 per-
cent reduction.
A pay cut is better than losing your job entirely.
Dr. Barbara Carlton generally nicknames a gobbler or two that
she plans to hunt. This year's names are Freddie Mac and Fannie
Mae, the lenders who helped create the current financial unrest.

How is a T-shirt worth $240,000?
The March 2009 Brechner Report reported U.S. resident Raed
Jarrar in August 2006 was made to cover his shirt before boarding
a flight on JetBlue Airways from New York to California. The shirt
had Arabic script which meant "We will not.be silent."
A lawsuit resulted over First Amendment rights, and the
American Civil Liberties Union reported Jarrar received the
$240,000 payout from two U.S. Transportation Security Authority
officials and JetBlue Airlines.

It was somewhat comforting to read that Bernard Madoff, 70,
the leader of a phony porizi investment scheme that reached over
$50 billion and thousands of client accounts, is in jail in New York.
He promised big safe returns on money invested with him. For
years the scheme worked.

Former Frostproof, Tennessee and NFL football star Travis-
Henry, 30, is serving a six-month jail term in Polk County for not
paying child support. He was a great runningback and feels he can
play three more years in the NFL.
But he has no job. He faces a drug charge in Colorado. By two
sources (Lakeland Ledger and ESPN) Henry has either 9 children
from 9 different women or 11 children from 10 women.

Four more Hardee County runners who participated in the
recent Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa were Ricky
Nicholson, Paul Paris and his son Roby, and Judy Mercer.
Nicholson ran the 15-K as he has done many times. .... .
Roby ran his first 15-K inan hour, 21 minutes, 49 seconds -
ninth in the 14-and-under division, Paul ran it in 1:24:31. Roby
recently ran in Charlie Potters' One Hillacious 10-K in Wauchula.


have passed the plan.
Durastanti points out that the
state's "funding formula" does
not allow for the flexibility to


MUSIC
Continued From 1A
This time, the state has added
five counts of attempted lewd
battery to the list.
.Bell's attorney, Hans Grieble
of Port Richey, told Circuit
Judge Marcus J. Ezelle on Tues'-
day that the state's case against
his client is "bordering on a
witch hunt." He asked Ezelle
for a "nominal bond" on the
newest charges.
"They may think he commit-,
ted these acts," Grieble said ofr,
the prosecution, "but. basically .
they're just grasping at straws
here."
Assistant State Attorney
Gene Malpas objected to
Grieble's portrayal of the state's
case against Bell. "It is disin-
genuous of Mr. Grieble to say I
think that he's (Bell) bad. I
know that he's bad!"
In seeking a higher bond for
Bell on the new counts, Malpas
tried to show the judge that Bell
has changed addresses, and
sometimes stays somewhere
other than the address currently
listed for him.
Grieble countered that Bell
has never failed to make a court
appearance, twice even know-
ing he would be rearrested
when he did.
Ultimately, Ezelle set bond
on the five new counts at
$2,500 each, for a total of
$12,500.
The first time he was arrest-
ed, on July 7 of 2008, Bell.post-
ed a $30,000 bond, The second
time, on Nov. 18, he paid
$25,000 to gain his release from
jail as he awaits trial.
Bell posted the -new bond
Tuesday night, and was re-
leased from the Hardee County
Jail at 11:20.
*-Bellt has been accused of
fondling at least three young,
girls. An investigation into alle-
gations against him continues
under the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement.
Case agents Al Danna and
Veronica Magro ask anyone
with any information regarding
the case to call them. Danna can
be reached at (813) 918-4083,
Magro at (813) 267-3394.


transfer tax monies from the
capital account to the operating
account. Only voters can permit
that flexibility, and they can do
so in four-year terms.
"We're not asking for any tax
dollars from anybody," Dura-
stanti summed up. "We're ask-
ing for the flexibility to move
money from one line to anoth-
er."
He said, if the proposal is
approved by voters, $1 million
of capital-outlay funds would
be transferred to the operating
budget, a budget which has
taken several deep cuts at the
hands of the state Legislature.
That is the same amount of
money the capital-outlay
account has done without in the
patty, as $1 million was commit-
ted' to the state for three years in


STATE
Continued From 1A


Meus
the state asserted the truck dri-
ver had exceeded his allowable
driving hours and fell asleep at
the wheel, killing 40-year-old
Nona Moore and her 8-year-old
daughter, Lindsey.
Meus, through defense
lawyer James "Rusty" Franklin,
countered he was not overtired,
but.that he had been run off the
roadway by another vehicle.
;-The 2008 hearing before
McKibben was granted after
Meus' current- defender, lawyer
John H. Trevena, said Franklin
had failed to interview a poten-
tial witness who saw and spoke
to Meus immediately after the
crash and found him to be
awake and alert.
That witness, Juan Otero of
Zolfo Springs, could present
new testimony and a new trial
was warranted, Trevena suc-
cessfully argued.


a row as Hardee County's share
of the cost of the $45 million
new school facility housing
Hilltop Elementary and Hardee
Junior High School.
Durastanti asserts the school
district "will be able to keep up
with what we need to do" as far
as capital needs, using other
state funding pots, bond monies
and possible federal stimulus
amounts.
He said he sees no down side
to the funding flexibility plan.
"If you could find one, it would
be that the state of Florida has
the responsibility to provide for


the education of our children,
and we are helping them out
because they're not adequately
meeting their responsibility,"
the schools head said.
Durastanti said the upside is
that the plan would help Hardee
County schools serve students.
He said, for instance, the $1
million in shifted money
"would save 30 teachers' jobs."
The added cash, if given to
the operating account by voters,
will help fund that need along
with any other classroom needs,
he said.


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March 19, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Quilter Showcases Work


By KASEY HELMS
SOf The Herald-Advdcate
As the saying goes, "blankets
wrap you in warmth, quilts
wrap you in love," for quilter
Louise Cooper, it's true.
The 91-year-old quilter has
been sewing fabric memories
for about 15 years and contin-
ues to make* quilt tops for her
grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
"I have made all my four
children quilts through the
years so now I have to make


them for my seven grandchil-
dren and seven great-grandchil-
dren,"'said Cooper.
What began as a way to pass
the time after her husband died
has quickly developed into a
passion. She has quite a few
fans.
"My oldest great-grandson
had inherited his mother's baby
quilt when he was little and by
that time it was a rag. Well, he
wanted a brand new quilt but
wanted it to look just like his
mom's baby quilt so we went


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
Louise Cooper shows her favorite quilt, a string quilt, that
she made that reminds her of her mother.


LOCAL
Continued From 1A


cials should be careful listeners,
hard workers and be responsive
to voters. "Leadership in the
public arena is about serving
the people who elect you, peri-
od."
He said he is keenly aware of
the "excessive paperwork and
regulations Florida's small
businesses face in working to
provide jobs in. our communi-
ties: I-believe it is:gdvernrrnr's
place *'tbo. crlte", 'a' btfsiFness
friendly environment that
allows small businesses the
freedom to create new jobs,
reward hard work and, most
importantly, make sure the
American dream stays alive and
well for everyone involved."
A 1986 Hardee High School
graduate, Albritton earned a
bachelor of science degree in
citrus/business in 1990 from
Florida Southern College in
Lakeland: He has completed
advanced citrus courses at Lake
Alfred through the University
of Florida and has completed a
one-week executive training
course at the Columbia Uni-
versity Graduate School of
Business.
He loves to read and believes
education is "about informa-
tion. Information creates
knowledge, and knowledge
enhances lives for the long
run."
He and his wife Missy have
been married for 16 years and
have three children, Rebecca,
11, Joshua, 7, and Ryan, 4.


They are members of First
Christian Church of Wauchula.
His 'father Benny served 16
years as a Hardee county com-
missioner. His grandfather Josh
Albritton and father-in-law
Leon Schrader both served on
the Hardee County School
Board. His brother Joe Albrit-
ton serves on the non-elected
Hardee County Economic De-
velopment Council.
Hardee County has had five
state representatives in the past
Lawrence A. Roberts and the
late Frank Bass, H.L. Chamb-
ers, Dick Williams and Bud
Farabee. Wauchula native
Lawrence Shackelford also rep-
resented Hardee County as a
state representative while living
in Palmetto.
Sammy Revels, owner of a
septic tank company, ran unsuc-
cessfully for state representa-
tive. He said he had "the tools
to clean up Tallahassee."
Doyle E. Carlton Jr. served as
a state senator and ran for gov-
ernor in 1960, losing to Farris
Bryant.
Henry Murphy of Zolfo
Springs was a state senator.
Wilbur King was elected to
the State Railroad Commission,
the forerunner of the Florida
Public Service Commission.
Grady Burton was a district
state attorney and ran for two
statewide offices, state attorney
and governor, losing to Fred
Cone in 1936.


out and looked for the same
kind of patterns and fabric,"
said Cooper. She admitted 'it
was one of only a few times she
has ever shopped for fabric.
"I found the fabric and made
him his very own quilt and he
slept with it every night," said
Cooper with a smile.
"His mother told me one day,
when he was about 12 years
old, that his backpack was
stuffed with his baby quilt.
When she asked him why he
was taking it to school, he
answered that he had a hard test
and always felt better when his
Granny's quilt was close by,"
said Cooper.
SShe explained that a quilt top,
from start to finish, takes
around 100 hours to complete.
Most all of the work is done by
hand. She hires someone to fin-
ish the quilts by sewing togeth-
er the quilt top to the bottom.
"I make the quilt top out of
scraps of fabric that I have col-
lected over the years because,
you know, it's against the law to
buy scraps to make a quilt," she
joked.
Scraps have come from her
daughter's dresses that she used
to make and old shirts her hus-
band used to wear. Even some
of her own clothes adorn her
quilt tops.
One of her favorite quilts is a
string quilt design that reminds
her of the quilts her mother
used to make.
"One night when it was rain-
ing I was sitting in my chair
making this string design quilt
top and suddenly I was three
years old again sitting by my
mother's feet cutting out strips
and tearing paper," said Cooper.
She added, "It felt so real and
that's why that quilt is my
favorite."
Her younger sister, Fannie
Spivey, is constantly impressed
by Cooper's accomplishments.
"She just amazes me because
she keeps this big house, the
yard, her flowers (over 100)
that she's potted and the orange
trees; and she'll be 92 in
November," said Spivey.
"She keeps amazing all of
us," she added.
Cooper, who usually stays up
until 1 or 2 a.m. quilting, will
share her work with the public
on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at her home in Bowling
Green.
"When I was little we used to
drive around and people would
have quilt tops hanging on a
clothesline for everyone to see
and young people today don't
really get to see that stuff any-
more," said Cooper.
So she decided to get a
clothesline and hang 21-22 quilt
tops so anyone may enjoy them.
The quilt tops, however, are not
for sale because Cooper made
them for her grandchildren and.
great-grandchildren.
Cooper also said that if it
rains on Saturday then the quilt
top showcase will be moved to
Sunday.
"I plan on making quilts as
long as I can sit and sew and as
long as the good Lord lets me
keep my two eyes and a little bit
of a mind," she concluded.
Her house is located at the
corner of East Main Street and
Bryan Street in Bowling Green.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The youthful junior Wildcats
pocketed another pair of wins
Last week.
The junior 'Cats beat both
Lake Placid and Palmetto last
week, improving their record to
4-1, losing only the first game
of the season.
Coach John Sharp has been
surprised and pleased at the
early going for his squad which
includes nine freshmen.
"When we hit the ball, we do
well. We're doing better defen-
sively. Our pitching has been
good," Sharp said on Monday.
HARDEE 6,
LAKE PLACID 2
Three pitchers took turns on
the mound in Thursday's 6-2
win at Lake Placid. Brandon
Holton started it, Thomas
Flores continued and Lincoln
Saunders came in to close it out.
Jake Mayer led off the game,
with a double. He went to third
on a Dawson Crawford sacri-
fice and hurried home, beating
the throw on a Justin Knight
fielder's choice.
Holton gave up two hits,
while his teammates made a
pair of errors. When he struck
out the final batter, the Dragons
had left the bases jammed.
Both teams were three up,
three down in the second stan-
za. In the third. Hardee added
twin tallies. Deonte Evans and


STORY
Continued From 1A
ties which keep him busy.
There are 250 cast members
and 50 crew members from
about 40 churches in the greater
Heartland, along with 150 ani-
mals of all sizes, from sheep,
goats and camels to doves, all in
continuing action on the 250-
foot panoramic stage.
In his spare time, he has been
rewriting scenes of the ministry
and miracles of Jesus. The heal-
ing of Jairus's daughter has
replaced the raising of Lazarus
from the dead. For the "legion"
story, the sounds of pigs run-
ning off the cliff reverberates
under the bleachers.


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Mayer both flied out. Crawford
. singled and Saunders walked. A
Knight hit brought them home.
It was 3-0.
In the home half of the
inning, the junior Dragons
Ticked up a score on a single,
stolen base and another single.
Hardee stranded Evans after he
had double in the top of the
fourth. Lake Placid was retired
in order.
Crawford singled and scored
again in the fifth inning, aided
by a Justin Bromley single and
Carter Lambert double. It was
three up, three down for Lake
Placid.
In the sixth, Hardee added a
couple of insurance scores.
Evans and Mayer both walked.
Hits by Saunders and Knight
moved the first two batters to
home plate.
In its final chance, Lake
Placid got a hit batsman and
couple of walks to combine into
one run, making the final score
Hardee 6, Lake Placid 2.
HARDEE 11,
PALMETTO 3
Freshman Murrell Winter
pitched six innings, with
Bromley offering the seventh
inning relief.
Knight opened the game with
a leadoff double and both
SCrawford and Bromley singled.
With a walk to Flores and a
Jeremy Rowe hit, the first three
runners had crossed home plate.

The scene of the woman
taken in adultery captures the
heart of Jesus to forgive, says
Graham, who notes it as one of
the 15 or 20 "knock-you-out"
scenes in the great drama. For
instance, a scene from people at
a leper colony talking about
going to see Jesus makes it even
more dramatic when they dare
to see the Saviour.
The production starts earlier,
7:30 p.m., and even with the 20-
minute intermission, finishes
about 10:30.
"We've been doing this for
23 years, with a variety of vol-
unteers. On our first night of
moving scenery out of storage,
75 volunteers showed up. It's
God working, an awesome pro-


Winters allowed one hit be--
tween a fly-ball and pair of
strikeouts.
The junior 'Cats kept p0rjing
in the second inning. vans
walked, stole second and scored
on a Knight hit. Saunders 'was
safe on an error and Bromley
walked. That trio also caine
around to score on walks .to
Flores and Dalton Hewett and a
Rowe sacrifice. It was 7-0.
Palmetto went down in order.
The third inning padded
Hardee's advantage with anoth-
er three scores. Evans walked
and stole second again. Knight
and Crawford hit back-to-back
doubles. Saunders singled,
Bromley walked and Rowe sac-
rificed to deep right field. It was
now 10-0.
After a four up, three down
home half of the third, Hardee
went back for another score in
the top of the fourth. Lambert
doubled but was retired on a
fielder's choice by Evans, who
stole second and came around
to home plate on a Crawford
RBI double, making the score
11-0. I
In the finaljmnings Palmetto
got going. /pair of singles and
an error plated two runners in
the bottom of the fourth.
Another junior Tiger came
home in the sixth. In the sev-
enth, Bromley struck out a bat-
ter, allowed two aboard and
closed it out with a popup and a
strikeout.

ject and to just be a part of
what's He's doing here," ex-
claimed Graham. He is espe-
cially grateful for the two dozen
high school and college sign
language students and others
who memorize scenes, so they
can interpret correctly.
Graham encourages people to
go to the website www.storyof-
jesus.com, which includes a
video of scenes from the mov-
ing, dramatic production "to
help decide if you want to go."
Tickets can be obtained through
the internet, in person at Real
Life Church (the old Citrus
Store) on U.S. 17 north about a
mile from Bowling Green, or by
phone at 863-375-4031.


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SUSIE LORANE
RAINEY
Susie Lorane Thompson
Rainey, of Zolfo Springs,
Florida, died Sunday, March.
15, 2009, at her daughter's
home in Zolfo Springs,
Forida. Mrs. Rainey had been
under the care of Good
Shepherd Hospice for the
past few months.
Born Susie Lorane Wig-
gins on July 8, 1914, in Wau-
chula, Florida, she was the
oldest of eight siblings born
to Benjamin Thomas and
Rossie Perry Wiggins; she
was a lifelong resident of this
area and member of the First
Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs.
On February 17, 1934, she
married Edward Thompson,
son of John T. & Addie
Thompson, of Zolfo Springs.
He preceded her in death
September 26, 1983 and she
later married her high school
sweetheart, Claude Rainey.
Their life together was cut
short by his preceding her in
death just short of fiver years
of marriage.
Mrs. Rainey is survived by
her three children: Velma
Louise Trussell and late hus-
band, Joe Trussell, of Wau-
chula; Marilyn Fay Lowe and
husband Thurman. of Zolfo
Springs; Donald Edward
Thompson and wife Andrea
of Zolfo Springs. Eleven
grandchildren: Thurman
Lowe, Jr. and wife Betsy of
Brandon, Sheryl Devane and
husband Jim of Jacksonville,
Michael Ray Lowe and wife
Kelly of Lakeland, Rodney
Bruce Trussell (deceased),
Lisa Jo Kalmbacher and hus-
band Rob of Lincolnton,
North Carolina, Gary Edward
Thompson and wife Marisol
of New Mexico, Alisha Jill
Thompson of Arcadia, Don-
ald Edward Thompson, Jr.,
Jason Edward Thompson,
Bradley Edward Thompson,
Brant-Rainey Edward
Thompson, all of Zolfo
Springs; seven great-grand-
children David Keith Stark
Jr. and. wife Amanda of
LakeTand, Kathryn Lynn
Stark of Tampa, Travis Garret
Lowe of Brandon, Justin
Bennett Lowe of Brandon,
Matthew Alexander Lowe of
Lakeland, Sarah Ann Lowe
of Lakeland and Anna Grace
Lowe of Lakeland; two sur-
viving sisters: Mable Roberts
of Atlanta, Georgia, and
Betty Jo (Gilliard) Brewer of
Holt, Florida; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rainey was a resident
of Resthaven for two years
arid had many friends, family
and acquaintances visiting
with her while there. The
staff of Resthaven is due the
family's appreciation and
credit in seeing for her needs
and the excellent care she
received while residing there.
Services were held at the
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs on Wednesday,
March 18th with Rev. Tony
Martin officiating. Interment
was held at Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Rest-
haven, 298 Resthaven Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, Florida, or
Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun'N Lake Boulevard,
Sebring, Florida 33872, in


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MARY LOIS REVELL
Mary Lois Revell, 68, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, March
10, 2009, at Florida Hospital
Wauchula.
She was born in Wauchula
on March 6, 1941.
She was preceded in death by
her parents F.L. Revell Sr. and
wife Alice, and one brother,'
Wilson Lee Revell.
Survivors include her broth-
er, F.L. Revell Jr. and his wife
Oneita of Wauchula; one half-
sister, Leila Prince of Orlando;
four nieces; one nephew.
Graveside services were
Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery with the
Rev. Rick Walker officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

SUSIE LORANE
THOMPSON RAINEY
Susie Lorane Thompson
Rainey, 94, of Zolfo Springs,
died on Sunday, March 15,
2009, at her daughter's home in
Zolfo Springs.
Born on July 8, 1914, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident of this area and a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church
of Zolfo Springs. She was also a
resident of Resthaven for two
years.
She was preceded in death by
her first husband, Edward
Thompson, her second hus-
band, Claude Rainey and one
grandson, Rodney Bruce
Trussell.
Survivors include her two
daughters, Velma Louise Trus-
sell of Wauchula and her late
husband Joe, and Marilyn Fay
Lowe and husband Thurman of
Zolfo Springs; one son, Donald
Edward Thompson and wife
Andrea of Zolfo Springs; two
sisters, Mable Roberts of At-
lanta, Ga. and Betty Jo Brewer
and husband Gilliard of Holt;
11 grandchildren, Thurman
Lowe Jr. and wife Betsy of
Brandon, Sheryl Devane and
husband Jim of Jacksonville,
Michael Ray Lowe and wife
Kelly of Lakeland, Lisa Jo
Kalmbacher and husband Rob
of Lincolnton, N.C., Gary Ed-
ward Thompson and wife
Marisol of N.M., Alisha Jill
Thompson of Arcadia, Donald
Edward Thompson Jr., Jason
Edward Thompson, Bradley
Edward Thompson, Brant-
Rainey Edward Thompson, all
of Zolfo Springs; seven great-
grandchildren, David Keith
Stark Jr. and wife Amanda of
Lakeland, Kathryn Lynn Stark
of Tampa, Travis Garret Lowe
of Brandon, Justin Bennett
Lowe. of Brandon, Matthew
Alexander Lowe of Lakeland,
Sarah Ann Lowe of Lakeland
and Anna Grace Lowe of
Lakeland; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Services were held on
Wednesday, March 18, at the
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs, with the Rev. Tony
Martin officiating. Interment
followed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Resthaven at
298 Resthaven Rd., Zolfo
Springs, 33890 or to Good
Shepherd Hospice at 4418 Sun
'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872.
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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-
shiped 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-
chula, and Jo May and hus-
band Jerry of Sebring; one
brother, Jack McDaniel and
wife Wilma of Hampton; two
sisters, Mary Tomlinson of
Orlando 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 husband Ashley of Se-
bring; and five great-grand-
children, William and Noah
Crews, Natalie Simpson, and
Breanna 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.
Doyle McDaniel, and Duck
Smith officiating. Interment
followed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery with Pastor Steven Dar-
ley officiating.



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REBA MILLS.HOFFER
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, Johnnie Merle Mills.
Survivors 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.
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MARY LOIS
REVELL
Mary Lois Revell, 68, of
Wauchula, went to be with
her Savior, Tuesday, March
10, 2009, at Florida Hospital
Wauchula.
She was born in Wauchula
on March 6, 1941.
She was preceded in death
by her parents F.L. Revell Sr.
and wife Alice, and one
brother. Wilson Lee Revell.
Survivors include her
brother, F.L. Revell Jr. and
his wife Oneita of Wauchula;
one half-sister, Leila Prince
of Orlando; four nieces,
Debbie Gulliver of Wau-
chula, Elene Salas and hus-
band Tony of Wauchula,
Marlene Prince-Ashworth
and husband Tom of Orlando,
Valerie Revell-Bush of
College Station, Texas; one
nephew, Kenny Prince of
Biloxi, Miss; four great-
nieces; and three great-
nephews.
Graveside services were
Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m.
at Wauchula Cemetery with
the Rev. Rick Walker officiat-
ing.



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Drought Deepens


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The time change and increas-
ing temperatures are reminders.
Did you change your sprin-
kler system timers when you
changed your clocks a week or
so ago? Are you watering only
when permissible?
On Monday, Hardee County
was in the second highest stage
on the Keetch-Byram Drought
Index, registering 700-749 with
13 mph SW winds and only
vague threats of cloudy weather
and "possible" shower activity.
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District reminds
residents that they could re-
ceive a water restriction citation
if their timers are incorrect. Irri-
gation of lawn and landscape is
limited to before 8 a.m. and
after 6 p.m.
Whether on private wells,
public water systems, or how-
ever people get their water, the
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THURSDAY, MARCH 19
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY. MARCH 26'
VZolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School, Math Nite, 3215
Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, 6 p.m.
/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
BILLY WAYNE
PORKCHOPP' PARRISH
Billy Wayne "Porkchop"
Parrish, 72, of Wauchula, died
Friday, March 13, 2009, at
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
Born Oct. 28, 1936, he came
to Wauchula many years ago
and was a diesel mechanic and
member of the Blessed Assur-
ance Temple of Bartow.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Helen Parrish.
Survivors include his two
sons, David Ronnie Parrish and
wife Anita of Zolfo Springs and
Timothy Parrish and wife Lisa
of Wauchula; one daughter,
Kathleen Johnston and husband,
James of Wauchula; one broth-
er, Dykes Parrish of Winter
Haven; two sisters, Earlene
Fontaine of Clermont and
Carolyn Ware of Lake Alfred;
six grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday,
March 17,at the Blessed Assur-
ance Temple in Bartow with the
Rev. Matthew Clark officiating.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade
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Monday for those with add-
resses ending in 0 or 1; Tues-
days for those ending in 2'or 3;
Wednesday for 4 or 5;F-Thurs-
days for 6 or 7; and Fridays for
8 or 9 or no address.
As of March 13, aquifer lev-
els in the south region (Hardee,
DeSoto, Highlands, Manatee,
Charlotte and Sarasota coun-
ties) were -3.96 feet, when the
normal range is 0 to 8 feet.
There has been no appreciable
rain in the last week in this
region, 0.06 inches compared to
3.02 for this week historically.
Annually, rainfall for this area
has ranged from 38.53 to
62.65 inches.
With the lack of rainfall, resi-
dents are again cautioned to
be aware of fire hazards and:
be careful when discarding
cigarettes or parking hot vehi-:
cles off the road in dry grass
which can easily spark into a
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Watch a Movie
Eat a Hot Dog
Plan ahead, as Zolfo
Springs Elementary School
is hosting a movie night on
Friday, March 27, at the
cafeteria. Movie goers only
pay $1 to watch "Horton
Hears A Who," which begins
at 5:30 p.m.
While enjoying the movie
viewers can buy hot dogs,
chips, drinks, popcorn and
candies. The school is locat-
ed at 3215 Schoolhouse Rd.,
Zolfo Springs.

Hospital Hosts
Flea Market
Florida Hospital Wauchula
will host a big tent sale that
will include many flea market
type items and baked goods.
The sale will begin today
(Thursday) at 8 a.m. andi
Friday at 8 a.m. at the corner
of Florida Avenue and Carl-
ton Street.

First Settler
Is Remembered
A'-memorial service and
iron cross dedication will be
held for William Smith, who
was the first settler of Lemon
Grove. Holding the event is
David E. Twiggs Camp 1462,
Sons of Confederate Veter-
ans, along with the Peace
River Chapter United Dau-
ghters of the Confederacy.
The service will be held at
New Hope cemetery on
Saturday beginning at 10
a.m. The public is invited to
witness the military style ser-
vice.
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Some Bowling Green Residents

Have Faulty Garbage Containers


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Some citizens of Bowling
Greefi have substandard gar-
bage cans and receptacles, city
manager Yvonne Kimball re-
ported to the City Commission
on March 10.
Some cans are too large or
have holes or tears that hamper
city garbage collectors, she
said. There are some cages in
front yards or on city right-of-
way which are also in violation
of city codes, she noted. Several
pictures of faulty garbage cans
were passed around to commis-
sioners and the audience.
Resident Jack Gibson said
there is also a problem with
dogs running loose in the city.
Ed Leonard of the certified
public accounting firm of CS &
L said the city had a good audit
report for the 2007-08 fiscal
year. The city has recently paid
off $28,000 in bonds.
The city manager was in-
structed by the commission to
recommend a solution to city
water problems reported by
John Garcia and Jack Carlton
who live on East Banana Street.
The problems include rusty
water and low flow volume.
Some of the line is two-inch
galvanized pipe that has rusted.
Vice Mayor Perry Knight said
part or all of the main line from
Central Avenue to Lake Branch
may need to be replaced.
Commissioner Randy Mink,
who was not present at the
meeting, was appointed chair-
man of a Bowling Green team
to raise funds for the American
Cancer Society Relay For Life
on April 18-19.
Police Chief John Scheel
reported the police department


will need to switch to an 800
megahertz radio system being
required by the sheriff's office
by October. He estimated the
cost to the city at $18,000 to
$20,000.
The commission voted to
commence with phase one,
costing $110,000, to put a new
water line down Bryan Avenue
to Main Street to serve the
planned new school addition
and to apply for a grant with the
county industrial development
board that administers phos-
phate severance taxes.
Kimball said the new city
website is bowlinggreenfl.org.
At the Feb. 10 monthly meet-
ing vice mayor Knight reported
the city cemetery has about 95
burial plots left. He is on the
cemetery board and said the
city needs to survey and plat the
remaining property. The com-
mission agreed to advertise for
bids on the project. Knight also
said it is costly for the city to
maintain the cemetery and that
the city should not allow trees,
shrubs, fences, etc., that make
mowing and cleaning more
costly.
Kimball introduced Erin
Fitch, education supervisor of
the Hardee County Health De-
partment. Fitch said the county
has received a small grant from
the office of rural health. A
major health threat is the obesi-
ty rate in adults and children.
The grant can be used to help
improve community health.
City Clerk Pam Northup
inquired about the possibility of
setting up an exercise gym in
the city. The nearest one is in
Wauchula, said Northup. Fitch
said there is the possibility of a


mobile gym.
The city commission ap-
proved a three-year iriterlocal
agreement for the county to do
the city's building permit en-
forcement.
City attorney Gerald Buhr
said he has talked with attorney
Cliff Ables about the proposed
SHardee Housing Authority pro-
ject on Chester Avenue and will
be getting more information
soon for the commission's con-
sideration.
Kimball announced that the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation has approved a full-
time traffic signal at Main
Street and U.S. 17. It will no
longer flash, she said. The city
will be responsible for in-
stalling and maintaining the
traffic signal, said Kimball.
Mayor Mink said to check on
the cost and see if the new sig-
nal is financially feasible.


Mink said he thinks the cur-
rent signal and sensor on Main
Street may not be working
properly. He said only two or
three cars can cross or turn onto
the highway from Main Street
before the light changes.
Mink said his son is home
after 15 months in Iraq.
Mink said State Sen. J.D.
Alexander and State Rep. Bax-
ter Troutman did not notify him
about a recent legislative dele-
gation hearing in Wa'uchula.
The city later sent a wish list to
the delegation, he said.
James Carpenter received
permission to hold a youth
coaches meeting at the City
Hall on March 19.
Mayor Mink said he would
soon meet with the staff of U.S.
Rep. Vern Buchanan.
The commission held a work-
shop meeting on Feb. 23. Mink
and Kimball said the city's wish
list for infrastructure needs are
$10 million, roadway paving
and repairing; $4 million, sewer
system upgrade; $3 million,
potable water distribution sys-
tem; $2 million, storm water


drainage. :-,l imiliin. c'ominuni-
ty recreation budhing_; und $1
million. Cily laii repair.
The commissior sa:d more
sidewalks arc needed nii West
Main Slre:-t for chl dr'len walk-
ing to schi ril.
Kimball will ,-peak with for-
mer city I iirn-er Davidt Elbert-
son about the fcasibiliy cof the
city doing U.S. 17 imem icna!ce
in exchange lor the state DOT
paying the city $7.150 every
three months.
Kimball said the ci'y will
apply lor rant funding for a
10-inch water linT eveinsion
along Bryan Avenue fr the
new school addition and to pro-
vide more water pressure in the
area. The city can apply for
phosphate severance lax monies
and possible funding ifronm the
Florida Departmeil of Eniviron-
mental Protection.
Police Chief Schecli said he
needs an updated list o'f permit-
ted strects I'fr paikinig ig
trucks and trailers. Ile will gel
with Kimball for designated
parking areas.
The city will check inio a


daycare center at 5109 Cliett
Avenue to make sure it meets
state and city guidelines and has
permits.
Public works supervisor Roy
Briseno said some residents are
putting out more than two cans
of trash tor garbage pickup. The
city crew will compile'a list and
give to the city billirig clerk.
Mayor Mink saul the state in
mid-2011 will require the city
to have someone trained and
certified to repair broken water
lines. The city needs two waste-
water operators. A Class C
license is the minimum re'
quired.
The commission discussed
water tower maintenance.
The city manager is working
on job descriptions for city
employees and an organization-
al chart of the city departments
and functions. She will evaluate
employee performances. The
city is updating its personnel
policy.
Thomas Faulk is seeking a
zoning change to allow a fresh
fish market near the new Dollar
General Store.


Trim Some Fat From


Your Daily Diet


CHURCH OF WAUCIJ LA


Eating healthy is a goal for
many people. Regardless of a
person's age, the trend toward
adopting a more healthy life-
style is here to stay, and it often
begins with altering our diets.
:'rBut what are-some ways we
can tinker with our diets with-
out having to completely re-
move the foods we love? Fortu-
nately, there are several easy.
ways to trim some fat from a
daily diet without having to say
goodbye to our favorite foods.
You can still eat meat, just
choose wisely. Lots of people,
particularly when they get a lit-
tle older, are quick to assume a
diet void of red meat is a
healthy diet. However, red meat
can still be enjoyed, but it's best
to choose extra-lean cuts of red
meat and to eat meat in moder-
ation. Even when you purchase
extra-lean cuts, it's still a good
idea to trim all visible fat from
both meat and poultry.
Supplement soups without
adding fat. Particularly in the
colder months, soup is an appe-
tizer and even an entree of
choice. However, garnishing
soups with bacon, high-fat
creams or fried croutons can
make an otherwise healthy soup
a lot less so. In lieu of the tradi-
tional garnishes, choose en-
hancements like fresh herbs or


salad leaves. They'll add extra
flavor but won't add any fat.
Use marmalade or jam in-
stead of butter. Fat can be
trimmed from your morning
breakfast as well. Instead of
buttering your muffin or toast,
choose healthier options such
marmalade or jam. It's also a
good idea to avoid adding but-
ter to snacks.
Make desserts healthier as
well. Eating healthier doesn't
have to involve deserting des-
sert either. Desserts can still be
enjoyed by just changing some
ingredients. For example, fat
can be reduced in most cake
recipes simply by cutting the
amount of butter in the recipe.
Use half the amount of recom-
mended butter, and replace the
other half with a dried 'fruit
puree, which can be purchased
at most grocery stores. The cake
will stay just as delicious and
you'll be able to enjoy it, confi-
dent that it's better for you..
Use egg whites instead of
whole eggs. Most cooking re-
cipes include whole eggs. How-
ever, replace whole eggs with
egg whites, which have no fat
and can be whisked into most
recipes. You won't notice a dif-
ference in the taste, but you'll be
healthier for having made the
change.


Hidden Danger In


CFL Light Bulbs


Did you know the U.S. Con-
gress passed an energy bill in
2007 banning the incandescent
light bulb by the year 2014?
That's because the incandescent
bulb, the one Thomas Edison
helped perfect in the 1800s, has
been superceded by the com-
pact fluorescent light (CFL) and
LEDs because of their benefits
to the environment.
But could the CFL really be
too good to be true? Less than a
month after the U.S. energy bill
was passed, research in Britain
has led to the UK Environment
Agency issuing guidelines
about CFLs. They're calling for
evacuation of any room where
an energy-saving compact fluo-
rescent light bulb is broken, due
to the release of toxic mercury.
According to environmental
impact studies, CFLs stand to
save at least five million tons of
carbon dioxide emissions every
year. They also are more cost-
effective iQ the long run: CFLs
are more expensive than incan-
descent bulbs up front, but
through longer burn times and
less energy usage, they save


home and business owners
money. But each CFL contains
6 to 8 milligrams of toxic mer-
cury. Broken bulbs, where mer-
cury could be released into a
home, and even improper dis-
posal of the bulbs present sepa-
rate environmental problems.
If a CFL bulb is broken, these
suggestions are offered:
Vacate the room for at least
15 minutes.
The debris should be re-
moved with rubber gloves. Do
not use a vacuum, which could
push toxic dust into the air.
Put all broken glass and
debris into a sealed bag and
bring to a recycling center for
proper disposal.
In a side note, mercury poi-
soning is not the only health
implication from CFLs. Early
studies indicate that people suf-
fering from certain skin ail-
ments, such as eczema and pso-
riasis, could experience flare
ups. There has been a link to
CFLs and migraine headaches.
If you suspect your bulbs are
causing health problems, see
your doctor.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Take a tour of Peace River Electric Cooperative's new facility today (Thursday) follow-
ing its official dedication at 4 p.m.


PRECo To Host Open House, Tours


Peace River Electric Cooper-
ative will hold an official dedi-
cation ceremony of its new
headquarters building and an
open house today (Thursday).
The ceremony will begin at 4
p.m., with tours of the facility to
follow until 6.
Located at the intersection of
Florida Avenue and Metheny
Road in Wauchula, the facility
replaces the former U.S. 17
office used by the cooperative
for more than 50 years.
The newly completed admin-
istrative and payment center
also is conveniently placed in


the middle of PRECo's 10-
county service territory. Dis-
trict offices are located at Indian
Lake Estates and Bradenton to
service consumers living in the
eastern and western counties of
that territory.
"PRECo's headquarters is the
result of 1,000 days of planning
and 336 days of construction,"
said Bill Mulcay, general man-
ager. "It was completed ahead
of schedule, under budget and
without any change orders. It
will allow for the continued
growth of the cooperative for
many years to come."
All visitors are welcome to


attend the open house and facil-
ity tour.
Peace River Electric, a
Touchstone Energy distribution
electric cooperative, provides
electric service to nearly 35,000
member/consumers in 10 coun-
ties in Central Florida: Mardee,
Brevard, .DeSoto, Highlands,
Hillsborough, Indian River,
Manatee, Osceola, Polk and
Sarasota.
The electric cooperative has
been in business since 1940 as a
member-owned, not-for-profit
organization. It now has almost
4,000 miles of power lines.


History: Arthur S. Hendry, Part 2

By SPESSARD STONE dearly loved my mother, and Lorimer and me. Always each morn-
For The Herald-Advocate ing after doing the barn chores (milking cow, feeding animals) at
Edited by Spessard Stonefrom Evelyn Hendry Blackmon's memoir the door of the kitchen he would hold her in his long arms with the
of herfather, entitled "Arthur S. Hendry His Life. This is the sec- biggest hands I have ever seen on anyone and give her a kiss.
ond installment in a series of three, He said the first 12 years of marriage he thought Mother was
Birthsperfect. Always he treated her as if he thought she was perfect dur-
On March 12, 1917, their first child, named by Daddy ing the 54 years they were married, so J never knew what happened
On March 12, 1917, their first child, named by Daddy,
... at 12 years.
Errington Lorimer Hendry, was born. I never saw my father angry with anyone. He would shake his
Daddy was an excellent reader and was always interested in head and grunt w ith wonder at disagreements in his life.
national and world events, and from the time he moved to the farm and grunt with wonder at disagreements in his life.


in 1913 he got a newspaper. First, ana tor many years, ne receive
the Atlanta Journal, which came on the train once a week from
Atlanta. After that, and when the paper became "newsy" and worth
reading, he took The Tampa Tribune, which came to our house until
2007 when The Tampa Tribune ceased delivery in Hardee County.
On a Sunday afternoon, July 17, 1921, I, Doris Evelyn Hendry,
was born. Dr. B.D. Spears delivered me (as he did my brother
Errington Lorimer) at home in the back southwest bedroom of our
house where we now live.

Marriage
I remember Daddy as the kindest, most affectionate man. He


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252008CA000730
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
P.O. Box 248
.Wauchula, FL 33873
Plaintiff,
vs.
.MICHAEL L. MATHIS, and wife,
KIMBERLY K. MATHIS,
a134 West Grapefruit Street
'.Wauchula, FL 33873, and
United States of America
Small Business/Self Employed
Area #3
c/o District Director, Internal
Revenue Service
CCP-Uen Unit
Post Office Box 145595
STOP 8420G-Team 201
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5595
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KIMBERLY K. MATHIS
134 West Grapefruit Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
her heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, or creditors,
trustees, and all other parties
claiming and Interest by, through,
under or against them, respective-
ly; and all unknown natural per-
sons if alive, and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive,
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming an Interest by,
through, under those unknown
persons; and the several respec-
tive unknown assigns, successors
in interest, trustees, or any other
persons claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporate or
other legal entity named as a
defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under the
above named or described defen-
dant or party or claiming to have
any right, title, or Interest In and to
the lands hereinafter described,
'AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CON-
CERN.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage on the following described
real property in Hardee County,
Florida:
N 1/4 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of
Section 30, Township 33
South, Range 26 East,
Hardee County, Florida;
Together with a 2006 GENA
HS Double Wide Mobile
Home, Identification
Number GMHGA406333-
48A and GMHGA406333-
48B

has been filed against you by
Plaintiff, WAUCHULA STATE
BANK, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Clifford M.
Ables, III, Clifford M. Ables, III,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address Is 202 W. Main Street,
Suite 103, Wauchula, FL 33873, on
or before April 17, 2009, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded In the complaint.
DATED this 10 day of March
2009.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:19.26C


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
T4I-THJUDI C1LCIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252009CC000051
HIGHVEST CORP., a Florida cor-
poration,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
CHRIS WILSON, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRIS WILSON,
JOYCE COUCH, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOYCE COUCH, etc.
et al.,
Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRIS WILSON, THE
UNKNOWN' SPOUSE. OF
CHRIS WILSON, JOYCE
COUCH, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOYCE
COUCH, and any and al
other parties claiming to
have any right, title, or
Interest in the property
hereinafter described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a mortgage foreclosure action
on the following real property in
Hardee County, Florida:
Lots 15 and 16, Block "H",
all being In Charlie Creek
Mobile Estates, as per Plat
recorded in Plat. Book.3,
Page 37, of the Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida;
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, If any, to I
on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address is: Michael L
Kelber, Esquire, Clifford R
Rhoades, PA., 2141 Lakeview
Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870, and
file the original with the Clerk o
the above named court on or
before April 17, 2009; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TC
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT THE COURT ADMINIS
TRATOR WITHIN TWO (2) WORK
ING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE; OR CALL FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE (800) 955-8770
WITNESS my hand and the sea
of said Court on this 17th day o
March, 2009.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of said Circuit Court


By: Brad Reed
Deputy Clerk
3:19.28c


Daily Routine
Each day he would rise at 4:30 a.m. Before 1940, when we got
electricity, he would light the lantern, go to the barnyard, milk the
cow, care for the work animals and chickens and build a fire in the
wood cookstove for Mother to'cook breakfast.
He would work steady in the field from dawn until 11. Then he
would go to Horse Creek with the bow and arrow, climb and lean
forward on his properly shaped tree limb and wait for a bass to
swim by. (Daddy made his bows whittled them out of some kind
of wood that would bend. He made his arrows, also.)
.Then he would, shoot the arrow. He never missed. We would
.then have fried fish for dinner. He could do this only on sunny days
which would enable him to see the fish swimming in the creek.
Anyone who came to our door was always welcome. Many
showed up at noon. Daddy always invited them to eat.
Daddy was the crosscut-saw sharpener in the neighborhood.
All men in the community used crosscuts (6'-8' long saws with a
handle at each end used for sawing trees), and when they became
dull from use, they brought them to Daddy for sharpening.
He never charged for this service but the men in the commu-
nity came to his aid when he needed them. They helped each other
with graceful, good humor.
Daddy was an excellent farmer. He would talk lovingly to his
plants as he worked them. His only problems were lack of water
and unexpected cold weather. He overcame both difficulties by
digging wells for water and building cypress troughs to cover his
cucumbers.
Daddy loved to fish and hunt. In later years he did a lot of lake
and saltwater fishing. He had purchased a handsome boat and did
love fishing from it. He loved to quail hunt, but after fences were
put up by big nearby landowners no one was allowed to hunt, so
Daddy confined his hunting to the farm., He was careful to kill only
what we needed-foa" food.

Religious Life
Daddy was a deeply religious man, having been reared in a
minister's home. His Grandfather Boss, Great-Uncle John, most of
his uncles were preachers, so religious morals and values were part
of the Hendry lives for generations. New Zion Baptist Church was
our church (established 1866). Never a time when services were
held did we miss.
Daddy was quite distressed when the New Zion Baptist
SChurch came under the control of the Southern Baptist Convention
Sin the early 1930s. The reason being he disliked the church and
membership being under the control of a central organization. He
felt the members should run the church as they and God saw fit.
Daddy never accepted an office in..the church, but he never
missed a church service, which he considered a time for worship.
He kept the Sabbath holy. Field work was never done on Sundays.
Church worship consumed our day. He followed the teachings
of the Bible to the letter. He kept the Sabbath holy and as a day of
.rest. Daddy read the Bible daily and prayer (blessing, as it was
called then) was said before each meal.
S Families, sitting at the table together, at that time ate three
meals daily. His blessing before each meal was: "Bless us, Oh
I Lord, for thy gifts which we are about to receive through your
Bounty through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
r
Family & Neighbors
Daddy loved his wife, his mother, children, brothers and sis-
ters, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins. They were
always welcome at his home, many having lived with him and
Mother for days, weeks and/or years. Always there was food and
lodging available at.his home for anyone who wanted it.
When the home of Mr. Owen Roberts (a neighbor) burned, the
Family of six lived with us until they could fix up a makeshift in
their barn to live in while he and neighbors rebuilt their house.
It seemed always there was someone in our home other than
Mother, Daddy, Lorimer and me.
Garden
SDaddy and Mother grew a vegetable garden each spring and
.fall. It was located beside a ",ullv" with water. We would dip the
t water out of the gully into a bucket and a sprinkling can and hand-
water the garden. They grew beans, peas, corn, carrots, beets, mus-
tards, collards, turnips, rutabagas, lettuce, radishes, tomatoes and
always a few watermelons.
'Mother loved the watermelons. She always said Daddy had to
.grow watermelons as long as she lived. Up to the time Daddy died
f in 1970, Mother continued to grow a small garden in the spring and
Scollards in the winter. The good neighbors kept her supplied with
S watermelons

Truck Farming
When Daddy truck farmed, water was always a concern.
Since we had no electricity until 1940 and no electric pump to
pump the water, Daddy would put a 55-gallon wooden barrel on a
sled pulled by "ole Kate" the mule. (All Daddy's mules were
named Kate.)
Lorimer and I would fill the barrel full of water from the house
hand pump, and we would water the plants cup by cup. Usually the
' truck crops would be cucumbers, tomatoes in the spring and fall
Sand strawberries for the winter crop.
Sometimes Daddy planted eggplants and peppers for sale.
S When it rained and flooded, Daddy dug ditches for drainage by
S. hand with a shovel.

Cucumbers
f A late frost was a problem with the cucumbers. We would
gather moss and cover the cukess" with wads of moss. Then
SDaddy acquired an acre of cypress troughs that he would cover the
t cukes with when it got cold. These troughs were two cypress 14-
inch boards nailed at the top with a spread of 14 inches at the bot-
I' toms.
i We had no radio (no electricity) to predict the weather, but
sometimes Daddy knew when to cover the plants.


The cucumbers had to be sprayed for bugs. Daddy would mix
up a batch of spray in a 55-gallon wooden barrel. Then he would
mix bluestone (chemicals) and water and fill the spray apparatus,
which was a metal container about 18" by 21" with leather straps
for the arms to fit through for the container to rest on his back.
The opening for filling the tank was at top. This container had
a six- to eight-foot-long hose attached with a 5/8" spray nozzle on
the end to spray under and on top of the cucumber leaves to kill the
bugs. He sprayed late in the afternoon when there was no breeze
stirring.

Strawberries
Strawberries were easy to grow and did not require spraying.
Since strawberries were a Winter crop, we had enough. showers to
keep them watered. ;
The big problem was with the robins that migrated to Florida
each winter and loved the berries. Either Lorimer or I would go
each day to scare the robins away. We each made scarecrows to put
in the field, and they helped some.
To pick the berries, Daddy hired Bonnie Roberts, his brother-
in-law Felmon Curtis and a lady last name of Neff and her son from
Myakka City, who drove a new Chevy and dressed well, plus me.
Mother packed the berries after they were washed and sorted
to size in pint wooden cups. Daddy would put them in a wooden
crate that Lorimer hand-assembled holding 24 pints, and would
load the crate on his Model A flatbed truck and haul them to
Wauchula, where they would go by refrigerated boxcar (train) for
sale up North. His usual haul was 12 to 20 crates.
The pickers picked in quart wooden cups for three cents a
quart. Daddy built a shed for protection in the strawberry field used
for sorting, washing and packing the berries.
These memoirs will continue with Part 3 in a future edition.


COURTESY PHOTO
Arthur S. Hendry and Pearl McGullion on their wedding
day, April 22, 1916.



How To Spend



$1 Million?


Heartland Workforce is pro-
jected to receive $1 million
within the next few weeks.
Workforce president Roger
Hood has already begun plans
to spend the funds to be re-
ceived from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment
Act, more commonly known as
the federal economic stimulus
plan.
Workforce, which operates
One-Stop Career Centers in
Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands
counties must have plans to
spend the money "quickly and
effectively."
The dollars will be received
in three categories: adult em-
ployment and training activi-
ties; youth activities for both


year-round and summer em-
ployment programs; and dislo-
cated worker employment and
training activities.
The Workforce board will
hold meetings shortly of its
committees in business en-
hancement, career enhancement
and youth. They want to set the
priorities and needs of the com-
munity. Public input is wel-
come.
For additional information.
contact Hood by e-mail at
rhood @heartland-work-
force.org or 863-385-3672,
ext.243 or vice-president
Donna Doubleday at ddouble-
day @heartland-workforce.org
or the same phone number ext.
246.


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solar system known to have an atmosphere of Mny sub-
stance.





Hardee District Schools


Vote Yes March 24 2009
or Vote Absentee Ballot NOW!!

No New Taxes

Transfer of Existing Funds










March 19, 2009. The Herald-Advocate 7A


Bring your appetite to Down-
town Wauchula for the mouth-
watering fifth annual Grillin' &
Chillin' on Main barbecue
cookoff.-
The,festivities will begin on
Friday, March 27, from 5 to 9
p.m. and will include live enter-
tainment by Woody Detwiler
with Karasoul, classic cars from
Main Street Classics and tasty
barbecue! Also included are the
traditional event favorites of the
Chili and Dessert Cookoffs.
Be sure to enjoy late night
.shopping and dining with our
downtown businesses.
Make sure to bring your lawn
chair as the fun continues on
Saturday, March 28, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting the day
will be the First Christian


MIND ODYSSEY


Church Praise Band, followed
by demonstrations from the
YMCA, The Edge Cheer Center
and Tip Toes Dance Studio.
Stick around for foot stomp-
ing bluegrass tunes by Willow
Creek. Throughout the day
attendees can shop at a variety
of art and crafters as well as the
downtown merchants. And no
one will go home hungry with
their choice of barbecue from
the cook-off teams or down-
town restaurants.
"We are excited to continue
the tradition of the Grillin' &
Chillin' in downtown Wau-
chula. The nature of the event
draws a good crowd which is
good for downtown business.
And with the addition of the
classic cars on Friday and the


art and crafters on Saturday,
there is something for everyone
to enjoy!" says Jessica New-
man, Director of Main Street
Wauchula.
A new addition to Grillin' &
Chillin' will be the use of
Grillin' Green currency to pur-
chase barbecue. A number of
the barbecue cookoff teams will
be selling their savory meats to
the public on Friday and
Saturday, so be sure to stop by
one the Main Street tents in
order to exchange your cash for
your Grillin' Green.
For more information regard-
ing the event, vendors applica-
tions or cookoff entries, call
Main Street Wauchula at (863)
767-0330 or email jnew-
man@cityofwauchula.com


PAYING IT FORWARD


COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Elementary School's Student Council gave back to the faculty and staff on
Thursday, Feb. 12, when it hosted a Valentine's Day Breakfast. The students served
doughnuts, muffins, fruit and several types of juices as a token of appreciation to all
staff members for what they do each and every day. Pictured above are Student
Council members (front row, from left) Selena Miranda, Brenda Miramontes, Taylor
Roberts, Isaac Flores, Kyle Choate, Hunter Bryant, Chase Benton and Larrett Smith;
(back row) Kristian Judah, Morgan Waiters, Mara Goodwyn, Abel Villarrreal, Josie
Moore, Apalonia Formosa and Cheyenne Pohl.

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COURTESY PHOTO
Hilltop Elementary School recently participated in Odyssey of the Mind's regional tour-
nament. Students in two teams worked together throughout the school year, using
their creative abilities and critical thinking, to solve a long-term problem. Then, the
tournament was held Feb. 28 at Buccaneer Bay. Pictured in the top photo are third
through fifth graders who compet-
*- ed for the intermediate team: (front
Srow, from left) Doyle Collom,
iCq Arianna Delarosa and Khrystian
S J Jimenez; (middle) Emanuel Garcia,
Braddock Collom and Esmeralda
Deloera; and (back) Kim Islas. The
Vi team placed third and is shown in
the middle photo in action, per-
S' forming a skit which they wrote
Sand created props, scenery and
costumes for. Pictured at the bot-
i tom is the primary team, grades K-
2. For its long-term project, the
team created a candy factory
I scene, wrote and performed a skit,
I and invented five healthy candies.
v" ;H Team members are (front row, from
left) Brandon Wilson and Ayden
Stonerook; (back row) teacher
Teresa Cortez, Maricela Paz,
Jennifer Lucatero, Kyra Wilson,
Eddie Arroyo and teacher Korey
._ Rogers.


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value to their homes. Perhaps
nowhere is that more possible
than out in the yard, where the
landscape can be a blank palette
just waiting for homeowners to
ald their individual touches.
The following easy and inex-
pensive tips don't require a
green thumb, just a little elbow
grease and dedication.
Aerate: When kids and pets
play in the yard, it's not only the
grass that can take a pounding.
The soil beneath that grass can
become compacted, resulting in
poor air circulation, drainage
problems and possibly even
causing nutrient depletion in
your yard. Aerating the lawn
will loosen the soil underneath,


allowing for better circulation
and ensuring your grass and soil
get all the water and nutrients
they need to stay green and
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Mow at the correct height:
Busy homeowners understand-
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damage to their lawn by cutting
too low or too high. Home-
owners should first determine
what type of grass they have,
and then consult a professional
to determine the best height at
which to cut.
Consider composting your
grass: The benefits of compost-


ing grass clippings are numer-
ous. Composting helps give
grass a greener look, and is also
beneficial to the environment
by cutting down on waste. In
addition, composting stimulates
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Water at the right time:
While it might seem ideal to set
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when the sun is shining bright-
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ideal time to water. Because it's
cooler in the morning, the water
will not evaporate as much as it
will during the midday heat,
and watering in midday will
draw the hot sun to a lawn,
potentially burning the grass as
a result.


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Steedley Makes Travel Team


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee junior softball player
Chelsey Steedley has "the
opportunity of a lifetime."
The shortstop went to the
University of South Florida in
Tampa on Sunday and won a
spot on the 18-and-under girls
travel team called "the Mini-
Bulls.
The daughter of Tim and
Bettye Steedley of Wauchula,
she will begin playing with the
travel teams shortly after soft-
ball season here is over. The
team has two national qualifiers
in the Polk County area, then
begin showcase tournaments,
which bring out hundreds of
college scouts, who travel
around the country looking for
the best talent for scholarships,


said assistant varsity coach
Sharri Knight, who went with
Steedley to Tampa.
Classmate Kristina Garcia
also went to Tampa but was
unable to participate in tryouts
due to an injury.
Meanwhile, Steedley is look-
ing forward to the summer's
experience, which includes
playing in Las Vegas, then in
Houston, Texas in June. "This
team has every girl signed or
verbally committed to a Divi-
sion I school. One is going to
Georgia, one to Yale," com-
mented Knight.
Knight said the Mini-Bulls
coaches make DVDs of each
player and e-mail them to col-
lege coaches to help them get a
Division I scholarship.
Knight added that girls have


Chelsey
to contribute toward their ex-
penses. Anyone who would like
to help Chelsey make the most
of this opportunity can contact
Knight at 735-8112. It would be
helpful if she could have a few
sponsors, concluded Knight.


DeSoto Girls Nip Hardee 8-7


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Oh, the thrill of victory and
the agony of defeat.
Hardee softball girls have
both sides of that lately, most
recently the agony is an 8-7 loss
Friday night at Arcadia against
the Lady Bulldogs, which broke
a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the
final inning.
The last game against DeSoto
went to eight innings, before the
Lady 'Dawgs splurged for four
runs in the top of the inning and
held Hardee scoreless to win 8-
4 in Wauchula. This was anoth-
er typical battle between these
arch-rivals.
Hardee continues with a trio
of games this week. Monday,
the Lady Wildcats were at
Frostproof, on Tuesday it was
a trip of Avon Park and today
(Thursday) it is a varsity-only
trip to Sarasota Booker.
Next week's games are at
Sebring on Monday, home for
Mulberry on Tuesday and a
visit to Braden River on Thurs-


day. The month ends with a
visit from Braden River in a
varsity-only encounter at 6 p.m.
on March 31.
There was only one game last
week as it was FCAT testing
week. Hardee went to DeSoto
for what turned out to be a var-
sity-only trip.
Junior shortstop Chelsey
Steedley (see related story)
started the Lady 'Cats. She
drew a walk, stole second and
scurried home on a Kristina
Garcia hit.
DeSoto evened the score in
the home half of the first on a
walk, double and error.
Both teams went down in
order in the second inning.
In the top of the third, soph
Amaris Garza was hit by a pitch
and Steedley walked again.
They both scored on a Courtney
Parks sacrifice followed by a
Garcia hit. She was stranded at
third. DeSoto went down one,
two, three.
In the fourth inning, Hardee
padded its lead with another


run. Chelsea Owens led off with
a single to left field. She stole
second and third and scored on
an error on a Parks play. It was
4-1.
DeSoto knotted the score in
the bottom of the fourth with
three runs on five hits. The
Lady Bulldogs took the lead
with another three runs in the
home half of the fifth several
singles and a double. They were
up 7-4.
Hardee got one run back in
the top of the sixth when Elvira
Servin singled and stole second.
With one down, Owens singled
to left to score Servin. It was 5-
7. Holding DeSoto to one hit in
the bottom of the sixth, Hardee
tied the score in the top of the
seventh. Steedley and Parks
both singled and came home
before the final out. It was a 7-7
game.
With two down, a Lady
Bulldog got on base on an error.
The next batter singled to deep
right to score the first with the
winning run.


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Track
HJHS Volleyball
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March 21 Weightlifting Bartow Away TBA
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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 Weightlifting Fort Meade Away 4:00 p.m.
Boys/Girls Tennis DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Braden River Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
March 27 Track North Port Away 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid HOME 7:00 p.m.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Abel Chronis Jr.
Alex Obregon &

Abel Chronis Jr. Wed


Alexandra "Alex" Obregon
of Wauchula became the bride
of Abel Chronis Jr. of
Immokalee on the afternoon of
Feb. 22 in Bowling Green.
The bride is the daughter of
Pedro Obregon Jr. and Michelle
Ortega of Wauchula. The groom
is the son of Abel Chronis of
Brownsville, Texas, and Sylvia
Hernandez of Orlando.
The couple exchanged mar-
riage vows at 3 o'clock in the
home of the bride's grandpar-
ents, Pedro and Micaela
Obregon. The bride's aunt,
Kiley Barclay, officiated at the
ceremony.
The bride was given in mar-


riage by her father. Her cousin,
Leti Obregon, served as maid of
honor.
Emma Obregon, cousin of
the bride, and Victoria and
Alyshia Obregon, sisters of the
bride, all served as flower girls.
A cousin of the bride, Jesus
Obregon Jr., served as ring
bearer
Tending to the groom was
best man Matteo Lopez of
Immokalee, best friend of the
groom.
Following the exchange of
vows, a wedding reception was
held inside the home.
The newlyweds are making
their home in Wauchula.


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She marked the occasion
with a birthday party held on
Saturday, Feb. 28, at her grand-
parents' house. Guests enjoyed
barbecued ribs, chicken, ham-
burgers and hot dogs.
Joining in on the celebration
were grandparents Risa and
Charlie Rivers and many aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

IF CHRIST HAD NOT COME ...
Billy Graham says Christ's compassion has ni ~d ie world
more compassionate. His healing touch has made the' ld more
humanitarian. His selfishness has made the world more self-effac-
ing. U
"If Christ had not come, this would be a hopeless world," says
Graham. "If Christ had not come, this would be a lost world with
no access to God, no atonement for sin, no forgiveness and no
Savior."
My question is this: If Christ showers such blessings on the
world, why is He almost universally ignored?
The secularists roar with dismay when a teacher mentions
Christ in a public school. Politicians carefully expunge the name of
Jesus from public prayers. Many sermons enlarge about the bene-
fits of Christianity, but steer clear of Christ's own words and an
acknowledgement of His sovereignty.
Wasn't it the same when Jesus walked among us? Time after
time His presence was an embarrassment. Religious leaders were
his chief enemies. They cared nothing for His miracles of healing
and His feeding of the multitudes. Nothing satisfied their fury but
His crucifixion.
I think the offense of Jesus was His insistence that men give
up their own self-satisfied lives and follow Him. This is scary. A
man may aspire to a better life and be willing to add virtues to his
collection, but Jesus called for total surrender.
"He that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not
worthy of me. And he that findeth his life shall lose it and he that
loseth his life for my sake shall find it" (Matthew 6:38,39).


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Maranatha daptist Church
will host evangelist George
Godfrey this Sunday for all
three of its services, beginning
at 10-a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30
p.m.
Godfrey is the author of
"How to Win Souls and In-flu-
ence People for Heaven." He is
a graduate of Bob Jones Uni-
versity in Greenville, S.C.
Providing special music for
the service will be pianist and
vocalist Marilyn Godfrey.
The church is located at 2465
Oxendine Road, Zolfo Springs.
All are welcome. For trans-
portation to this special service,
call 773-0989. :-''.
Southiis Baptist Church in-
vites everyone to hear the four-
part harmony of Trust Quartet
on Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m.
Trust Quartet is a Florida-based
group and has recorded in
Nashville.
The concert will take place at
the church, located at 505 S.
10th Ave., Wauchula.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.
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The bride-to-be is the daugh-
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ONE BLUE, NO PINK
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Mabe,
Wauchula, an eight-pound six-
ounce son, Waylon Keith, born
Dec. 30, 2008, at DeSoto
Memorial Hospital, Arcadia.
Mrs. Mabe is the former Andrea
:Wells. Maternal grandparents
are Amanda Schwiening of
Wauchula and the late James
Wells. Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Evelyn Wells of
Wauchula and the late Cassie
Howze. Paternal grandparents
are Kathy and Johnnie Carnley
of Wauchula and Larry Mabe'of
Trumann, Ark. Paternal great-
grandparents are Judy Hershey
of Bowling Green and the late
Bernard King and Sam and
Dorothy Mabe of Trumann,
Ark.

Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


Albrittons

To Hold

Reunion
The children of J.K. "Kelsie"
and Bessie Revell Albritton
invite family members to
reunite with each other at a
family reunion on Saturday,
March 28.
The reunion will be held at
Roy Albritton's house located
on Sauls Road. Lunch will be
served at 1 p.m.
Family and friends are
requested to bring their favorite
covered,dish and lawn chairs to ,
the event. Dress for fun, and
children may bring swimsuits to
beat the heat.
For more information, call
Trudy Buckley at 735-4088 or
Vida Tomlinson at 773-2055.

Youth is the gift of nature,
but age is a work of art.


JOSHUA D. DOTSON
Pvt. Joshua D. Dotson, 18,
graduated on Feb. 13 from the
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit
Depot at Parris Island, S.C.
During 13 weeks of intensive
basic training, Dotson was one
of 62 recruits in Platoon 3010.
After a 10-day leave, he report-
ed to Camp LeJeune in North
Carolina for one month at
Military Combat Training
School, which will then be fol-
lowed by Military Occupation
Specialty School in 29 Palms,
Calif.
Dotson is a 2008 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School. He
is the son of Amy Knight of
Wauchula and Jody Dotson of
Venus.


SARAH FRAWLEY BURKE
Cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Frawley
Burke, of Citadel Military
College of South Carolina, was
presented with the Gen.
Douglas MacArthur Foundation
Award on Feb. 20.
She is the daughter of James
and Elizabeth Burke, formerly
of Wauchula.
The award is presented to
cadets of, the Association of
Military Colleges & Schools of
the United States who have
excelled in athletics, academics
and leadership in the Corps of
Cadets. Burke, an English
major, will graduate in May and
be commissioned as a second
lieutenant in the U.S. Marine
Corps.


Boy-Scout

Session

Next Week
The local Boy Scouts of
America group is hosting a
2010 Calusa Rendezvous 'plan-
ning meeting on Wednesday,
March 25.
The session will be held at
the Panda Restaurant on U.S.
17 South in Wauchula.
It starts at 7 p.m.
-Anyone interested in this
annual Boy Scouts event is
invited to attend, but is asked to
contact James Adler at 781-
1451 or via e-mail to
jgadler@strato.net, so that the
proper number of materials will
be available for all attendees.

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Little Charlie Creek RV News
By Linda Snowden & Jean Sian


When the Little Charlie
Creek folks decide to do some-
thing, they do it up right and in
record time.
The mock-chicken dinner/-
auction/sock hop was a benefit
'for the American Cancer So-
ciety Relay for Life. Well, the
turnout was phenomenal and
the donations for the auction
were unbelievably generous
from residents and businesses
in the area. All food was donat-
ed as was everything else, so
the amount going to the Cancer
Society was a resounding
$2,503. Great job, everyone!
Little Charlie Creek resi-
dents would like to challenge
the other RV parks in the area to
match or surpass this amount
for the American Cancer So-
ciety or the charity of their
choice.

WEEKLY WINNERS
The winners of the 50/50
drawings at the Thursday night


jam session on the 5th were
Shirley Leclerc, Carol LeRoux
and Mae Banks.
Friday bingo with Norm Ed-
wards calling had the following
winners: Special bingo, first-
line was Marcia Zander, and the
completed pattern was won by
Lynn LeRoux. In final bingo,
first-line was won by Lorraine
Grigsby. Around the free spot
was won by Leonard Leclerc
and the coverall was won by
Lorraine Grigsby.
The 50/50 drawings at the
Saturday night bluegrass con-
cert were won by June Carter,
Bill Padgett and Sue Jeanneret.
At Monday morning coffee,
the 50/50 drawings were won
by Tom Barlett, Ken Carpenter,
Janet Spears, Ralph Redding
and Dot Sutliff.
Monday night bingo with
Bob Bischoff calling had the
following winners: Special
bingo, first-line was won by
Greta Knowlton, and there was


a tie between Irene Bissett and
Anita Fingler for the completed
diagram. In final bingo,, the
first-line bingo was a tie with
Liz Noody and Bob Tellier
splitting that pot. Around the
free spot was won by Greta
Knowlton and the coverall was
won by Barb Fallows'
Euchre winners on Tuesday
night were: first, Freti Glosser;
second, Marlene Engel; third,
Jerry Snowden; and fourth,
Vern Larson. The floating dollar
was won by Dennis Mullins,
and there was a tie for that
much-sought-after booby prize
between Bill Padgett and Bill
Godsey.

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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate. ..
75 Years Ago
.A red-headed woodpecker
committed suicide by hanging
himself by the tongue. Discov-
ered by grove workers, the bird
had apparently stuck his tongue
in a cocoon, where it became
fastened. As he struggled, the
tongue became wrapped around
the twig for about six inches.
The Wauchula Production
Credit Association, which was
organized to make short-term
crop production loans to farm-
ers in Hardee, Highlands and
DeSoto counties, has already
made loans totaling more than
$300,000 in this county alone.
Groff's Men's Store, Wau-
chula's leading exclusive men's
store, today begins its first sale
in Wauchula. Unusual values
in Easter clothing andshoes
for men and boys are being
offered.


A Florida Advocate ad offers
large envelopes, 9x12 or 10x13,
for three cents each. The en-
velopes are Glazed Kraft, with
clasps and mucilage suitable for
mailing manuscripts, reports,
etc.
50 YEARS AGO
Relief for Hardee County's
overcrowded high school is on
the way. School Superintendent
H.B. Dominick said this week
he hopes construction for the
new junior high school will
start by the early part of 1960.
The estimated cost is $120,000,
with $15,000 for equipping it.
County commissioners won
their first road condemnation
suit this week and immediately
filed another. A jury awarded
W.C. Graham and his wife
$117.40 as compensation for
their property taken for right of
way for Dick Williams Road.
They had asked $350 to $500.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rainey
agreed to settle for $133.33.
One of Hardee County's larg-
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.solved this week with the arrest
of four men who, officers said,
were operating an eight-county
fruit theft ring. The investiga-
tion began in Hardee County on
Feb. 12 with the theft of a trail-
er full of fruit from the Ed Wil-
son grove in the College Hill
section.
SHardee's supervisor of elec-
tion registration, Lorne Yetter,
has served notice that he in-
tends to ask the Legislature to
give him a boost in salary from
$900 to $1,200 a year. The
county's two legislators, Sen.
Doyle Carlton Jr. and Rep. Dick
Williams, say they will support
the request.
25 YEARS AGO
A 43-year publishing career
came to an end Sunday night,
when W.J. "Buck" Kelly, 75,
publisher and majority owner of
The Herald-Advocate, died fol-
lowing a lengthy illness. Kelly
had been in the newspaper busi-
ness in Hardee County since
1941.
The County Commission last
Thursday appointed five mem-
bers to the Industrial Develop-
ment Authority: Joe Davis Jr.,
Bobby Hanchey, Jack Melendy,
Marcus Shackelford and Parker
Keen. The commission instruct-
ed its attorney, Judy Kava-
naugh, to call the members, set
the first meeting and offer legal
counsel. The IDA was appoint-
ed as a result of a petition from
Jana Thorpe and the Chamber
of Commerce.
The struggle to keep rail ser-
vice to Hardee County's three
cities is not over yet, said a
group of citizens dubbed the
"railroad committee." Seaboard
System Railroad said it finds
itself facing a $200,000 annual
loss and wants to abandon the
line.
English Chevrolet Co. offers
a new 1983 three-quarter-ton
C20 as a super discount at
$10,988.48 and a 1984 Chevy
S-10 pickup for $6,284. Elliott
Long Garage has an oil change
special of $9.95 as well as elec-
tronic analysis and carburetor
repair. Revell Country Tire
Store has a sale on Multi-Mile
radials, starting at $38.75.
10 YEARS AGO
The Class of 1999 will pre-
sent a three-act comedy, "Meet
Me in St. Louis," in the Hardee
Senior High School Auditorium
off Altman Road in Wauchula.
Tickets are $2 for adults and $1
for students.
Cooperation between Wau-
chula and county officials
reached new highs recently
when Wauchula completed con-
struction of its new animal shel-
ter adjacent to the courity facili-
ty at the landfill three miles east
of town. Having the units to-
gether enables staff to share
feeding duties, especially on
holidays and weekends.
Jim See Realty Inc. has a 10-
acre Hamlin grove picking 500
boxes per acre for $100,000.
Mid-Florida Realty offers 75
acres wooded pasture for
$1,650 per acre. Joe L. Davis
Inc. has a small grove for extra
income, with a spacious 3BR,
2BA mobile home on 10 acres,
secluded but close to town for
S$75,000. Lambert Realty has an
improved and fenced five-acre
tract in eastern Hardee County
with small shed for $32,000.


Greetings from the big city,
Fort Green!
One day, maybe, no one will
be sick and needing prayer from
our community when this col-
umn is written. That time is not
now, as Arthur Womack is still
in the Tampa hospital. He had
surgery on the 10th and what
was supposed to be a two-hour
surgery turned into seven. He
has improved sufficiently to be
out of ICU and into a room.
He certainly needs our contin-
ued prayers.
Shaun Casey went to the doc-
tor for a check-up on the 12th
and they put him back into
Tampa General. To continue the
saga, Friday I talked to Shaun's
mother, Barbara Casey, and she
was really sick with the cough,
headache, etc. Tim called us
Friday night to advise us he had
Barbara at the ER, and he
thought possibly she had pneu-
monia.
We got the prayer chain
going for Barbara, and Tim told
us Saturday he knows God does
answer prayer as Barbara was at
home. It turned out to be a
severe upper respiratory infec-
tion with bronchitis.
All these need prayer.
The interesting story about
Barbara is she was being nice
and talking to one of those
aggravating telemarketers who,
everyone knows, mostly call at
suppertime! Well, during the
conversation, Barbara began
slurring her words and fell
asleep! Being a conscientious
telemarketer, he called little 'ol
Hardee County 911 and told
them the story and gave them
the telephone number he had
called from California and to
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Tim came in from work to see
two EMTs entering his home
with the stretcher! This gave
him quite a jolt but goes to
show there are good people
everywhere, not just in Hardee
County!
Bim Davis is still in Lakeland
Regional. Betty Walker was not
able to attend church Sunday
morning. Please continue to
pray for all these.
Edna Albritton was a visitor
at our morning church services
last Sunday. She advised her
pastor was ill and unable to
preach. They were going to
have evening services at the
pastor's home, as he would
preach from the bed! Edna was
walking with a cane because
she has severe problems with
her knee. It is always good to
see Edna and she is a very pret-
ty young lady!
Charles Abbott sang a beauti-
ful song during the Sunday
morning services, "I Won't
Have To Cross Jordan Alone."
As always, he did an outstand-
ing job.
I appreciate all the cards and
prayers regarding my recent
eyelid surgery. There is a big
word for the procedure but eye-
lid surgery tells the story. Earl
Bargeron was the only person I
talked to regarding the pain,
discomfort, etc. on the surgery,
and he said no pain, not much
swelling and very easy.
Well, I am telling people who
need it, just get scotch tape and
tape your eyelids up to your
eyebrows! Mine was sore, it
hurt, it was swollen and I still
can't see as good! Of course,
when someone else has surgery,
regardless of the type, it is


minor surgery. When 1, or you,
have surgery it is major! I know
it will get better.
Matthew Brown, and Noah
came down for a few days' visit
with' his family, Carol and
Johnny Brown and others .
They all enjoyed the time
together. Matthew lives near
Nashville, Tenn.
We celebrated St. Patrick's
Day early at our home. I cooked'
corned beef, cabbage, potatoes
and carrots for Sunday dinner.
It was superb! Avis' Sasser
drove out and ate dinner with
us. Avie also ate with us, but
T.K. was working and Kaylee
spent the night with a friend in
town and Mark went fishing! I
really stuffed, as I only cook
corned beef once a year! _
Rex Ritchey celebratedra big
birthday last Saturday. They ate
and partied way late into the
night playing games on the Wii.
Happy birthday, Rex, and many
more!
O'Taters was a huge success.
The food was delicious and the
youth did a good job of serving.
The youth working were Tyler
Congleton, Joey Frey, Makayla
Chancey, Alex Pierstorff,
Amanda Wilson and .6rma
Alejandro.
There is a workday scheduled
at the church this Saturday
beginning at 9 a.m. Everyone is
welcome and their presence is
desired!
The fennec is a nocturnal
African fox noted for its
exceptionally large ears.
An American aircraft carri-
er can reach over a fifth of
a mile long and carry close
to one hundred planes.


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NTARY SCHOOLSl
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Baked- Beans, Juice Bar,
Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Yellow Cake, Ice
Cream, Green Beans, Juice)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Breakfast Pocket, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
W/Roll or Rib-B-Que (Salad
Tray, Savory Rice, Pears, Juice)
and Milk


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
March 9-15., Listings in-clude
the name of the owner or con-
tractor, the address for the pro-
ject, the fype of work to be
done, and the cost involved.
, Only projects valued at $1,000
or more qre listed.

APPLIED
Mata Rivera Construction.,
Old Bradenton Road, shed,
$4,096.,

ISSUED
SDouglas Daane Const., CR
665, Barn, $43,200.
Helen. Lanning, Arrowhead
Loop, Bowling Green, deck,
$1,200:.
Mark Komovich, Date Lane,
addition, $20,533.
"JXR' Construction, Palmleto
STreet, siding,'$1,600.
;'JXR Construction, Indiana
SAvenue, enclose porch, $2,300.
Abdel Shweil Construction,
Dena Circle, addition, $7,500.
Cypress Signs, Metheny
Road, sign; $2,400.
Lajuana. Dobbie, Morgan
Grice Road, shed, $2,230.
All 'eatherproofing, Osceo-
la Drive, windows, $3,300.
Auther Vasquez, SR 64, Ona,
demolition, $1,000.
Frank Johnson, East Main
Street, demolition, $1,000.
Loriestar Construction, For-
rest Street, Ona, rehab,
$21,828.
Martin Leal Construction,
South,: llth Avenue, shed,.
$3,600.
Whitmire A/C Electric, Illi-
nois 1 Avenue, heat pump,
$10,348.
Mark Moye A/C, Heard
Bridge' Road, air conditioning,
$4,875.
Mark Moye A/C, Knollwood
Circle, air conditioning, $4,000.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Separate electrical, mechani-
cal or plumbing permits may be
required, even if a building per-
mit is not required. The installa-
tion, alteration, replacement,
:extension or repair of any elec-
.trical, plumbing, mechanical
!work, solarisystem, the change-
iout of A/C equipment, electrical
*service changes or additional of
electrical outlets or circuits
*require a permit, Fixture and
'appliance replacement does not.


Member:
Tri County Roofers
Association.
Hardee County Builders
S; Association.
Florida Roofer & Sheet
Metal Association.
Lifelong Resident of
Hardee County.
ilIchie Evans
779-0377
1071 S. Florida Ave.
Wauchula
License # CCC 1326961,
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THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Baked
Ham, Buttered Toast, Pancakes,
Pineapple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Ham-
burger Gravy w/Roll (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Garden
Peas, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Juice, Jell-O) and
Milk

S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Baked Beans, peach-
es, Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Pepperoni Pizza or Hot
Dogs (Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Yellow Cake, Ice Cream,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Mini-Pocket, Buttered Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Rib-
B-Que on a Bun (Tossed Salad,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Buttered Toast, Baked Ham,



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Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
w/Roll or Corndog or Pepperoni
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Salad Bar,
Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas,
Fruit Cocktail, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese or Cheese Pizza or
Tacos (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans w/Ham, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Manager's Choice

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Buttered Toast, Sausage,
Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh Po-
tatoes, Broccoli, Macaroni Sal-
ad, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Savory
Rice, Baked Beans, Broccoli,
Pears, Juice) and Milk
.THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pineapple Chunks,'
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Corn, Refried Beans
w/Cheese, Mexican Rice, Car-
rots, Jell-O, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast!
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Pinto
Beans, Vegetable Soup, Carrot
Salad, Jell-O, Juice) and Milk


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls don't give
up easily.
The tennis girls battled in
both matches last week, earning
one victory on each occasion.
The boys team had only one
match, at Braden River, but it
was one-sided against them.
This week, the girls hosted
Avon Park on Monday and both
teams greet DeSoto today
(Thursday) at 4 on the Wau-
chula City Courts, Hardee's
home venue. Next week, Hard-
ee boys host Avon Park on
,Tuesday and both teams travel
to DeSoto on Thursday.
The Hardee girls had a visit
from the Lady Streaks of
Sebring last Thursday. At num-
ber one, senior Clara Durrance
gave in grudgingly to Kelsie
Johnson 6-4, 6-4. The number
two singles match went on and
on, for three-and-one-half
hours, as senior Shelby Dur-
rance went stroke for stroke
with Kaley Walter, finally los-
ing 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Junior Kayla Woods had
Hardee's only win of the day,
taking Alyssa Kariofyllis 6-4,
7-6 (5). Soph Kate Krause lost
6-0, 6-0 to Kelsey Tucker and
freshman Summer Palmer lost
6-2, 6-4. In an extra singles,
Tucker beat junior Heather
Kouns in an 8-0 pro-set.
Due to the length of the first
match, the number one doubles
of Durrance/Durrance played a
pro-set against Johnson/Walter,
who won 8-5. In the number
two doubles, Woods/Krause
lost 6-4, 6-0 to April Wal-
lace/Alex Birdwell.
Earlier in the week, both the
Hardee boys and girls teams
went to Bradenton to play


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against Braden River. Hardee'-one outing last week, the trip to
girls lost 6-1. Bradenton on Tuesday. The
Clara Durrance succumbed to Pirates swept the series. Joe
Lauren Beck 6-0, 6-0 in the Porter lost at number one to
number one singles. At number Shagen Babayan 6-0, 6-2 and
two, Shelby Durrance had Dylan Justice lost to MattBoles
another marathon match, win- 6-0, 6-0 at number two.
ning 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 over Saman- Kyle Bodeck lost to Mitchell
tha Glodde. Margalis 6-0, 6-0, while Dusty
Woods lost a thriller 7-6, 6-2 Spears took on Michael Esteban
to Aly Delrose and Krause also in a 6-0, 6-0 loss. Justin Fones
battled well in her 8-6, 6-4 loss lost 6-1, 6-0 to Stephen Desch,
to Krystal Martinez. Palmer lost and in an extra singles, Hunter
to Lauren Thompson 6-4, 6-0 Henderson lost 6-0, 6-3 to Andy
and in an extra singles, Kouns Quianyo.
lost 6-1, 6-1 to Katie Booth. Bradenton mixed up players
In the number one doubles, for the doubles. Porter/Spears
Bock/Delrose outlasted Dur- played Babayan/Esteban in an
rance/Durrance 8-5 and Glod- 8-1 loss at number one, while
de/Martinez downed Woods/- Bodeck/Justice lost 8-3 to
Krause 8-4. In an extra doubles, Boles/Margalis. In an extra
Palmer/Kouns beat Thompson/- doubles, Dominque Allen/Hen-
Booth 7-6 (5). derson lost to Matt Wagner-
The Hardee boys only had /Desch 8-2.




On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular and
zoning session today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St, Wauchula.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of pub-
lic interest Times are approximate except for advertised pub-
lic hearings.
Zoning Special Exception for a 9,000 tol0,000-square-
foot warehouse/repair/grove service building on 6.71 acres at SR
64 and Merle Langford Road, 8:35 a.m
Medicaid Reform review, Dr. Stephen Gordon, 8:45 a.m
Tax abatements and annual report, Janice Williamson, 9
a.m.
Hazard Mitigation program, Rich Shephard, 10:05 a.m.
Vehicle accident billing, Mike Choate, 10:20 a.m.
Agri-Civic Center policies, Doug Knight, 10:05 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan tO attend.


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location Metal Roof Ideal for large family Central air/heat
$135,000:00
Bowling Green 2BR home Inexpensive City Water & Sewer.
$45,000.00
5 acres well electric pole located NE of Wauchula Price
Reduced Now $48,000.00
3BR 2BA New Concrete Block home in Zolfo on large lot Great
location. Good workmanship. $149,000.00
Large 3BR 2BA CB home on spacious lot @ 212 N. 2nd Avenue in
Wauchula. Should be completed by April 15th. Ride by.
$159,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
I Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can 2
access them anytime! o,
Contact After Hours
0,R, (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralla D, Flores, Broker, oralla@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralls D. Flores (863) 78128955 Tony Florae (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanler (863) 559.9392 M
Joesle Sambrano (883) 2486.891


Classifieds


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



STARTING AT $65
I Signature Divorce
-. Missing Spouse Divorce
"WECOMETOYOU" o
Covering ALL Areas j
1-888-705-7221
(Established 1992)


MAYTAG WASHER/GE DRYER,
$300.781-3212. 3:19p


2003 SUZUKI VOLUSIA, 8,500
miles, fully loaded, windshield,
saddle bags, $4,000 OBO. Call
anytime 863-781-1777. 3:19p
FORD F150 XLT, 4x4, must see,
$6,998. 941-268-2179 or 863-773-
4403. 3:19-26p
1997 DODGE 3500, 2x4, flatbed
dually, 12 valve Cummins, strong
runner. Approx. 160,000 miles,
$4,500 OBO. Phone 781-4824.
3:19-26p

Show me your garden and I
shall tell you who you are.


NEED PRE-SCHOOL teachers)
with current "CDA" credentials.
Good attendance record, and-
good references. Salary nego-
tiable w/experience. Mail resume
to Florida Little Folks Learning
Center, P.O. Box 757, Bowling
Green 33834. (863) 375-3338.
3:12-19p
EXPERIENCED MECHANIC
NEEDED Stop by Hill's Auto
World at 4205 U.S. Hwy 17 N.,
Bowling Green. 3:19-26c


INDIVIDUAL TO WORK with
developmental disabled women,
good benefits, must be able to
work any shift any day, HS diplo-
ma or GED required. Call Betty at
767-8941. EOE 3:19-26c



'95 5TH WHEEL with two slides,
attached Florida room, 55+ park,
$5,000. 217-322-2541. 3:19-26p


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Joe L Davis
IN C.,R E A L T 0 R S
| (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
Sandy Larrison www.joeldavis.com
(863) 832-0130 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.
NEW LISTING! 3BR/1BA PRICE REDUCED!
CB fixer-upper in Wau- 9,60bSF commercial bild-
chula. $55,000! ing close to Wauchula
Airport. Two work areas,
NEW LISTING! 2BR/2BA offices & restrooms w/stor-
frame home close to schools. age loft, rollup doors
$55,000! w/security system. Will con-
sider leasing! $340,000!
Lots of mature oak trees
make this 9.8 acs a beauti- Well-kept 3BR/2.5BA CB
ful homesite. Very close to home w/large yard in family
Wauchula & Zolfo Springs friendly neighborhood.
w/over 200' fronting SR 64. Updates include new A/C,
A-1 zoning allows for resi- heat pump, floors, appli-
dential, pasture for cattle/- ances, roof. $169,000!
horses, or farmland. Cul-
vert in place! $168,000 Generous 1.5 ac residen-
tial lot in Okeechobee Co is
11 acs w/566' of frontage priced below assessed value
on SR 66. Also frontage on for great investment!
Nursery Rd. Zoned A-1. $30,000!
$139,000!
3BR/4BA 2-story home on
PRICE REDUCED! Need a corner lot in Wauchula.
house? Call for assistance $200,000!
on a down payment.
2BR/1BA CB home on 3 Charming Florida-style
acs. $115,000! 3BR/2BA home w/large
backyard, gazebo, front &
PRICE REDUCED! New back porches, workshop &
Construction in Zolfo shed. Beautifully remodeled
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB, interior w/high ceilings,
1700 SF, carport, large wood laminate floors, new
yard, tile & carpet. windows, 2 fireplaces. Quiet
$149,500! street close to downtown.
PRICE REDUCED! Brand 150,000! Please make an
PRICE REDUCED! Brand offer!
new construction! Beautiful
3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF CB Bring your fishing pole!
home granite countertops, 3BR/1BA home fronts
ceramic tile & carpet floors, relaxing Lake Buffum.
$155,000! Lease option to Space for one RV parking &
buy available! hookups in place $160,000!
3BR/1BA CB home, central Beautiful 2007 MH
A/C, city utilities, hardwoodBA on private 5
floors, deep back yard. w/1980SF. Detached
Close to schools, downtown3018 garage hasF 2 bay
and shopping. $77,900! 30x18 garage has 2 bay
andshopping. $77,900! doors, 1/2 bath. 150 AMP
Big back yard w/privacy box, loft. $179,900!
fence & an immaculate PRICE
3BR/2BA CB home. PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
138,000! improved, fenced pasture-
$138,000 land on Abendhoff Rd.
Two adjacent parcels on the $140,000!
Peace River! 7.83 acs for
$219,000, 8.64 acs for Charlie Creek Estates MH
$225,000 or both for & lot all for only $29,000!
$398,000. Possible owner
financing! Possible owner financing!
Gorgeous 37 acs on the
PRICE REDUCED! Great Peace River has native
weekend getaway! Small areas, tree-lined paths, open
cabin on 22.8 acs of pas- pasture, hiking trails and
tureland, fenced & cross- 1400ft of river frontage.
fenced, w/4" diameter well. Property is fenced.
NOW $220,000! 1 $595,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON....... 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONIC. REAS...............781-7110
DAVID ROYAL.................781-490

SU.S. IIGIWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA. FL 33873
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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See

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. $7S400. $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.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39;60t $36,000
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.
Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
Owner financing available. $75,000.:
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
I 3 I, 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873



JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
3i BR, 2S BDAimauteh e


NEW LISTING! Custom built
3 BR/2 BA home on #7 fairway
of Torrey Oaks Golf Course. 2
car garage. Great upgrades
throughout home. Irrigated
lawn. $250,000 Call and make
an appointment to see this
home today!

3.36 acres with 4 BR/2 BA
home. This 2,800 sf home is
extremely energy efficient.
Plenty of room for a garden or
other outdoor uses. Within
walking distance to shopping
and schools. Value priced at
$275,000.

3 BUILDING LOTS on the
corner of Hogan and 7th Ave
in Wauchula. Great location
for duplexes or other commer-
cial operation. Close to shop-
ping. Only $99,900.

8,000 sf Commercial Build-
ing on Main Street. Zoned
Historic Commercial. Lots of
possibilities. $285,000.

85 acres of improved pasture.
IIwy 17 frontage. $6,000 per
acre.

NEW CONSTRUCTION!
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA home.
Great location in town. Tray
ceilings, stainless appliances,
upscale landscaping with irri-
gation. Builder is offering a
bonus to the buyer! $230,000.

2 BR/1 BA CIB home. Metal
roof put on after Hurricane.
Some work needs to be done
inside. Large corner lot in
Wauchula. $72,000.

3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This pro-
perty is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.


Bell Gibson
Jerry Conenly
Dustyg Albritton~


Realtor As
(941)737-2800
(863)445-0662
(863)781-0161


3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $143,900.

3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2 car
garage. $165,000.

45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500

3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000

Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep
water canal that leads into
Charlotte Iarbor. Buyer con-
cessions possible. Priced right
at $165,000!

1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula. Paved road front-
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500

Stunning newly built 3 BR, 2
BA house with study. Up-
grades galore! Close to schools.
2 car garage. Call and ask
about the bonus offered by the
builder! $259,000.

2.24 acres zoned C-2 with
frontage on Ilwy 17, Stenstrom
& Holtsclaw. Can be divided.
Super site for commercial
operation. Priced at $220,000.

sociates '1
Robert Jones (863)781-1423
John II. Gross (863)273-1017
Rick Knight (863)781-1396


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Classifieds


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
-2:26-3:26pn



2005 POLARIS ARCTIC CAT 250,
2x4, 1 yr. left of extended warran-
ty, $2,200 OBO. Phone 781-4824.
3:19-26p



NEW 4BR/2BA, 28x70. Must sell
only $49,900, setup, AC included,
very easy financing. 863-675-
8888. '3:19-4:16p


MobileHome

NEW 2009, 3BR/2BA doublewide,
only $39,900 delivery and setup
Included. Very easy financing.
863-675-8888. 3:19-4:16p
4 CUARTOS 2 baios Nueva's
28x70 a solo $49,900. Incluendo
Ilevada y aire central Llame ya.
863-612-6511. 3:19-4:16p
2009 3/2 bafios casa movil a solo
$39,900 financiamento disponible
lame 863-612-6511. 3:19-4:16p
NICE RV PARK MODEL with
10x33 addition, C/A, 2 sheds,
washer & dryer, near pool, $3,950
OBO. 863-635-7933. 3:19-4:16p
2003 MERIT 2/2 DW, Florida
room, large screen porch, double
carport, will sacrifice, $54,000.
863-773-3814. 2:26-4:3p
Earth laughs in flower.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


We now have parts at

guaranteed lower prices.


Please call &


829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


3:19-26p


compare.
863-375-4081
863-474-1172


FREE KITTENS -2 semi-long hair,
litter trained. 863-832-0694 leave
message. 3:19nc
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


U-PICK STRAWBERRIES Opens
Saturday, March 21st, Monday -
Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday,
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Prevatt Farms, SR
674 West to 2nd Grange Hall
Loop, turn south 3/4 mile on right.
Bring containers. 813-634-1162.
3:19-26c



TORREY OAKS: Lot closeout
sale Five lots remaining for sale
with Hulbert Homes Inc. Lots
starting at $19,9001 Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121, office 1-863-647-
5815. wwwhulberthomes.com
2:19-4:30c


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)
Where: Mail resume to P.O. Box 757, Bowling Green, FL 33834.
(863) 375-3338. Must contain: Name/Address/Ph#/Copy of
"CDA"/Reference(s) and if ok to contact references?/Available date you
can start/ Salary (hourly) bid 3:19c



The City of Wauchula has an opening for the following position:


Position Title:
'Closing Date:
tAnnual Salary
S Range:
Description:





Minimum
Qualifications:






Special Notes:


Building Official
Open ntiil filled- .. -

$40,000 $55,00 DOQ
Performs responsible professional, technical, managerial, and
administrative work in relation to regulatory standards, inspection
activities, code enforcement, and permitting and licensing functions of
the Community Development Department throughout the city. Objective
is to ensure safety, health and general welfare of the general public and
business community.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associates
Degree in Planning, Engineering, Building Construction, or related field,
supplemented by five (5) to seven (7) years of professional building
industry experience; or an equivalent combination of training, education
and experience. Bachelors Degree in applicable fields preferred. Must
possess and maintain a Florida state certificate as a Building Code
Administrator. Possess a valid Florida Driver's License.
Qualified Applicants must submit completed application, cover letter and
resume. Application and complete job posting are available at
www.citvofwauchula.com.


City of Wauchula, Human Resources Department, 126 S. 7th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873.
863-773-3535. The City of Wauchula is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free
workplace. Veterans preference in employment and retention: cl3:19c

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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 61h Avenue
Weuchula, FL 33873
4B/2B, Brick/Stucco home on 2.5 acres; BE
THE FIRST TO SEE this home with large fire-
place in family room; inside utility; large and
lovely front yard; storage shed. $159,000
MAKE AN OFFER TODAY on this 24x44 D/W
mobile home; quiet location; new Smithbuilt
shed with electricity and 12x16 porch. $73,000
MOVE YOUR FAMILY IN this 4B/3Bth home
with fireplace; hardwood floors, large storage
area; plus garage apartment; walking distance
to schools, shopping 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
2.7 acre tract and 2644 square foot home with
metal roof, double garage. Call Delois for
details.
Lovely, C/B Stucco, executive home with all
amenities; 4B/3Bth, very nice 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
LOOK WHAT YOU CAN PURCHASE for
$38,000. 2B/1Bth completely furnished M/H;
large screened porch and nice yard.


Bus. (863) 773-0007 f":-
Fax: (863) 773-0038 -'
www.lambertrealty.net .
Charlott lerrell
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 COUNTON [
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker S1
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT -
1,800 SF, across from Burger
King, $1,700 per month. 863-414-
3850. 3:19-4:8c
DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, central air &
heat, $500 month, $300 deposit,
located 810 Houston Ave., Ft.
Meade. 863-245-2496. 3:19p
APARTMENT FOR RENT! Forest
Glade Apartments (863) 773-
0592. 700 East Townsend St.,
Wauchula. One bedroom apart-
ment available for qualified appli-
cant. Applicants must be 62 years
of age or disabled. Rent starts at
$381 per month. Central heating
and AC, refrigerator, stove, car-
peting. Close to town and shop-
ping. TDD Hearing Impaired
Number 800-955-8771. "This insti-
tution Is an Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer." 3:19c


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroomn
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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NICE CLEAN ONE bedroom
duplex apartment for rent with a
screened in porch and
washer/dryer hookup. $125 per
week, fist weeks rent, damage
deposit and reference required.
773-9793. 3:19p
MOBILE HOME Partially remod-
eled, country setting, 3BR/2BA,
one mile from golf course, $550
monthly, $300 deposit. 375-4081.
3:19c
THREE BEDROOM/two bath
mobile home, out in country, $750
plus security. 863-735-1339.
3:19p
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR
RENT. 773-6667. 3:19c


TWO BEDROOM mobile home,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
air, heat, washer, dryer, double
carport. Water, sewer, garbage
included. $600 monthly, $600
security. 863-773-3349. 3:19p
2/2 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME,
1036 Cardinal Road, $500 de-
posit, $500 per month. 863-773-
2007. 3:12-19p
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


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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate
Nancy Craft, Associate
Victor Salazar; Associate
Jerry Carlton, Associate


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


Donna Steffens


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
COUNTRY HOME!! 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
total 1,758 sq ft Only $125.900
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
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!!!
LAKE JUNE ROAD!!! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Home with 2 car garage and Lake June
Access Completely remodeled. $118.900
LOG CABIN WITH LAKE HUNTLEY VIEW!!! 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath with open living
room/kitchen. $90.000
9.7 Acres for camping or hunting!!! Only
$32.500


IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY!!!
DON'T DELAY 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
WHAT A BUY!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, front
Porch and large fenced back yard In a nice
neighborhood, Only S75.000!!
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!!
ONLY $68.000!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile
HOme on Downing Circle Includes stove,
refrigerator, washer dryer, shed/workshop
and some furniture.
DOWNING CIRCLE!!! Mobile Home Lot Only
S16.500


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!! li
OLD COUNTRY HOME!!! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 1.5 Acres with 1,680 total living Sq Ft., Good
Condition, which includes a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave,
barn/workshop, citrus trees and pasture for a few livestock. $94.500

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 cl319c


Bus Driver Seasonal Position
(6 to 9 months)
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project is now accepting
applications for Bus Driver. Responsible for providing trans-
portation for children. Preferred: High School Diploma or
GED, Commercial Drivers License (Class A or B), with
P&S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certificate of Training
and one year experience driving a bus. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or
Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma or GED,
Commercial Drivers License (class A or B), with P & S
endorsement. School Bus Driver Certificate of Training.
Starting Salary $11.66 to $12.25 per hour. Personal Leave
and employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date:
March 27, 2009i Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
ECMSHP 604 Martin Luther King Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873. Telephone (863) 773-2815, EOE, ADA, License
#C10HA0511. ECMSHP 5115 Mason Dixon Ave., Bowling
Green, FL 33834, Telephone: (863) 375-2101, EOE, ADA,
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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-
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within one year,
or
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& WW "B" licenses, or can obtain both within one year,
or
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Several weekly meetings.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
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Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
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408 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula. 3:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8:00-? 2
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Furniture, clothes and misc.
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SATURDAY 8 am-lpm, 501
Eighth St. E., Zolfo Springs, furni-
ture, clothes, toys and a rabbit!
Limeade stand will be available.
3:19p
CHARLIE CREEK CO-OP annual
fundraising auction & BBQ,
March 21st @ clubhouse. Public
welcome to attend. 3:19p
SATURDAY 8-?, 3450 S. Hickory
St., Zolfo, off Hwy. 66. Baby stuff
and more! 3:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY-301 Georgia
St. Clothes and lots of misc.
items. 3:19p
SATURDAY- 1621 Dena Circle,
Golfview, Zolfo, lots of baby
clothes, boys and girls, lots of
Avon and other jewelry, misc.
3:19p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8 am-12
pm, 635 S. 5th Ave., Valencia
Gardens Bldg. E106. Antique
books, collectibles, history buffs
a must, lots more. 3:19p
THURS./FRI./SAT. Moving sale.
Everything must go! 1401 W.
Main. 3:19p
SATURDAY 8 till ?, 2 family,
dishes, movies, collectibles,
Easter baskets, books, purses,
clothes, 539 Terrell Rd. 3:19p
FRI./SAT 9 a.m till dusk, 4009
Nursery Road off of 66. Furniture.
781-7915. 3:19p


SATURDAY 8 am-noon, 711
Hanchey Road, Knollwopd,
women's clothes & shoes, day
bed, refrigerator, too much to
list!! 3:19p
FRIDAY& SATURDAY Huge yard
sale, movies, clothes & much
more. 2822 Bailes Rd. off of Steve
Roberts, Zolfo Springs. 239-281-
9358. 3:19p
SATURDAY 1409 Lost Acres,
women, children clothes, TVs,
ect. 3:19p
HABITAT WAREHOUSE SALE -
Satuday, March 21, 8:30-1:00
behind driver's license office.
3:12-19p
PLANT SALE Trees, shrubs, and
annuals. Friday & Saturday, 9-5,
East Main St. on Starke Ave.,
Bowling Green. 3:5-4:2p



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March 19, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9B


WEATHER SUMMARY
High daytime temperatures for the week ending March 15
reached the upper 70s to upper 80s. Throughout the state, lows
dropped to the mid-40s and 50s. Major cities averaged highs in the
70s and 80s; lows ranged from the mid-40s to upper 60s. Mostly all
counties reported little to no rainfall. Santa Rosa County was the
exception, receiving 3.64 inches.
FIELD CROPS
Field work progressed at a rapid pace in Santa Rosa County.
Small grains were doing well and preparation for row crops was
underway. Columbia County growers prepared soil for tobacco,
peanuts, and corn. Hamilton County planted corn and prepared
fields for peanuts and sorghum. Spring planting preparation con-
tinued in Gadsden County. Sugarcane harvest was near completion
in Glades, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties. Okaloosa County
producers planted corn and prepared for soybeans, cotton, and
peanuts. Union County reported a low supply of hay and great
demand during drought conditions. Topsoil moisture was adequate
in the Panhandle, short in the central and southern Peninsulas, and
very short in the Big Bend. Subsoil moisture was mostly short in
all areas.
oTopsoil Subsoil
RMosn Tlhis Lasi Last This Lasi Last
ang week week year week week Year
Percent
Veryshort 33 28 3 30 21 4
Short 49 48 14 46 47 22
Adequate 18 24 77 24 31 69
Surplus 0 0 6 0 1 5
VEGETABLES
Vegetable growers irrigated their fields due to lack of mois-
ture. Columbia County growers prepared and planted watermelon,
peppers, tomatoes, and sweet corn in irrigated fields. Cabbage har-
vest continued in St. Johns County despite earlier planted cabbage
plowed under and replaced with potatoes. Collier, Hendry, and Lee
counties reported salt problems in vegetables due to warm, dry
field conditions. Santa Rosa County growers planted spring veg-
etables. Greens and cabbage were harvested in Putnam County.
Manatee County growers began harvesting tomatoes and peppers.
Other vegetables marketed were beans, broccoli, celery, eggplant,
endive, and lettuce.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Pasture condition throughout the State declined due to drought
and cool temperatures. In the Panhandle area, pasture condition
was very poor to good. Drought and nighttime temperatures near or
below freezing continue to be a problem in the west Panhandle.
Some pasture has been severely overgrazed in Santa Rosa County.
Small grain forage was also beginning to suffer because of dry
weather. Pastures were greening up after the last cold snap. Cattle
;were being fed supplemental hay. Perennial grass has yet to
emerge. Cattle condition was poor to excellent. with most in fair to
good condition. In the northern areas, pasture was very poor to
*good. Cool season grains were growing but dry soil limited forage


Letter To The Editor

Vote Now To Help

Hardee County Schools


Dear Editor:
In 2009-10, the economy is
expected to get worse before it
gets any better. State revenues
are forecast t6 be $6 billioikdol-
lars less than previously expect-
ed. As a result of these lower
revenues, the Hardee County
Schools funding for 2009-10
may be reduced by another $3
million or more.
A special election for tax
millage flexibility (no new
taxes) will be held in Hardee
County on March 24, 2009.
Such tax millage flexibility will
help, but it will not be enough
by itself to make up for the
state's funding cuts.
A vote of yes on March 24


will enable Hardee Schools to
transfer some existing taxes
from capital outlay to opera-
tions. This will help us partially
offset some of the state's cuts.
We are very grateful for the
dedicated employees that com-
mit themselves each day to pro-
viding the highest quality edu-
cation possible to our students.
Working together, we can solve
any problem. Please mark
March 24 on your calendar and
vote yes. You can vote now with
the absentee option.

God Bless,
David D. Durastanti,
Superintendent of Schools
Hardee County


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yield. Some cool season forage starting to reach full maturity. In
the central areas, pastures were greening up but there was no mois-
ture for growth. Stock pond water levels were low and some were
dry. Ranchers were pumping water for their stock. Hay supplies
were low and demand high. Cattle were in very poor to good con-
dition with most poor or fair. Pasture in the southwest was in very
poor to fair condition. Drought has decreased the pasture quality.
Limited pasture was being irrigated. Statewide, cattle condition
was very poor to excellefit with most fair.
Cattle Pasture
Condlllon This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 9 5 20 25
Poor 25 20 45 40
Fair 40 45 30 30
Good 25 29 5 5
Excellent 1 1 0 0
CITRUS
A high pressure system remained over the Peninsula for the
week bringing with it low humidity, warm temperatures, and "tin-,
der dry" conditions. Some areas reported early morning patchy fog'
and smoke caused by scattered wildfires. Temperatures averaged in
the mid to upper 80s for most of the citrus-producing regions with
the warmest weather reported in the central and southern citrus-
producing regions. Rainfall was scarce and drought conditions con-
tinue to worsen. New limb growth has been reported on the trees as
they slowly begin to recover from late January and early February
freezing temperatures. Fertilizing, aerial spraying, and hedging
were the dominant activities in the well-cared-for groves while
growers make preparations for the return of the anticipated citrus
bloom period. The Valencia harvest continues with packinghouses


taking late oranges and cleaning up the remaining quantities of the
early and midseason varieties. Honey tangerines still continue to be
processed and should be completed soon. White and colored grape-
fruit harvesting also continues at a strong rate with many boxes
remaining for harvesting.
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Mar 01 Mar 08 1 Mar 15
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes *
Early and mid oranges 2,800 2;272 816
Temples 74 90 56
Valencia oranges 463 1,025 1,945
Navel oranges 2 2 1
Grapefruit 1,015, 1,301 1,084
Tangelos 11 4 1
Sunburst tangerines 1 0 0
Honey tangerines 83 98 64


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Orange Blossom RV News Pioneer Creek RV News
By Connie Fisher By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


SPAIG 111TTI DINNER
I want to remind everyone
there will be a spaghetti dinner
on Saturday evening. This din-
ner is a benefit for all the resi-
dents of'the park. The money
goes to the association. It is $6
a person and the park provides
everything. Dinner will be
served at 5. Please remember to
come and support your Park.

COFFEE &
DOUGHNUTS
Coffee and doughnuts are
still enjoyed on Saturday and
Wednesday, so make sure you
come out and enjoy the friend-
ship of all the residents of the
park.
Don't forget the 50/50 draw-
ing every Saturday. Dick Mil-
bert and Ron Kintz won the
50/50 on Saturday. Don't forget
Fred Stahle brightens up your
day when he tells his jokes.

GAMES
Bingo winners for Thursday:
I won the mid-coverall. Barb
Clancy won the final coverall,
On Monday evening, Deana
Paswater had a good evening by
winning the special number
game and the final coverall.
Charlotte Wilson and Mabel
Burns split the mid-coverall.
If you haven't gone to play
bingo, you better get there
before the end of March. Bingo
will end then. Ardie McDonald
is planning on going home and
getting her leg taken care of.
Euchre was played on Satur-
day evening: first, Del Wells;
second, Bob Lockhurst; and
Judy Hambel and Anne Kelly
split third place. Judy Forman

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had four lone hands. The snow-
man found his new home with
Roger Hambel.
Wednesday evening games
were: first, Pauline, a guest of
the park; second, Charlie Shick;
and third, Al Hayes. Anne Kelly
had three lone hands. Millie
Welbaum took home the snow-
man.
Cribbage was played Tuesday
evening. Winners were: first,
Margie Dean; second, Junior
Atchinson; and third, Kitty
Kelsey.

KARAOKE
You know that Billy and
Charlotte Wilson are still doing
karaoke on Sunday evenings.
Don't forget to come out and
enjoy the evening of fun and
music. You can even sing a
song or two if you would like.

CRAFTS
The new sewing machines
purchased by the association
have been put to work. The
ladies of the park have made
carriers for hot dishes. Mabel
Burns had brought with her
some patterns for purses, so the
ladies made them. They are
really beautiful. I think there
have been some blanket tops
made also.

EXERCISE & LINE
DANCING
These activities are still going
on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday mornings, so come
out and enjoy the exercise. Ed
Denman has left for the season,
but line dancing classes are still
being taught on Wednesday
mornings at 11.


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WAUCHULA


CHAPEL
One hundred fifty-nine were
greeted by Don Gibson, Bob
Johns, Curtis Chaffin .and
Charles Nelson, with the organ
being played by Sandy Feeser.
The greeting and announce-
ments were done by Bob Bellis,
with the welcoming prayer by
Jean Chaffin. The choir sang
"OnEagles Wings,"'directed by
Ardeth Johns. Karen Templeton
sang "Shine On Us."
The chapel potluck will be
this Sunday, and everyone is
invited whether you attend
chapel or not, at 12:30. There is
a signup sheet on the board.

COFFEE
Norma Houser led us in the
pledge and Wanda in the prayer.
We had Sky Med tell us about
the flight insurance available.
The successes included the
Variety Show, having many
acts, funny skits, singing and
entertainment. Diane Pearson
headed this show up, with Ar-
deth emceeing. There was very
good turnout for two shows.
We also had 159 attend the
pancake breakfast, with the
strawberries still being a big
addition to the topping on that
pancake. We also had 120
attend the Jessie James dance,
with the "Angel of Hope" raf-
fle. Herb and Edna Bell won the
beautiful stained-glass candle
reflection statue, hand-crafted
and donated by John Forster.

BOWLING/ACTIVITIES
For the men, high game was
Dave Thompson with 236, and
high series Steve McIntire with
554. For the women, high game
of 178 and series with 432 both


were Marilyn Achard. Great
job, gang!
The horseshoe team met with
four other teams in Sebring at
Reflections Park and had a fun
day of playing, and the tourna-
ments have come to an end for
the season.
Inter-park shuffle has also
finished its league competi-
tions. This season has been a
very successful and fun season.
We enjoy all the participants.

SPOTLIGHT
Dick and Dee Chapman are
from Sanford, Maine, and orig-
inally from. New Hampshire.
He retired as an assistant busi-
ness manager for the Inter-
national Brotherhood of Electri-
cal Workers. Dee has worked
summers for the past four years
as a helper of a golf course.
They have a combined family
of six children and nine grand-
children, one of whom is a girl.
Dick has just started singing
in public for the past year, and
also enjoys playing horseshoes
and golf. Dee plays the key-
board and accordion, and sings.
They are thinking of trying to
be a duo for next season.
Dee has been given the
opportunity to sing in a park for
this summer so, who knows, we
may have a star among us next
season! They both were in the
Variety Show, Dee playing her
keyboard and singing and Dick
singing. Hopefully, next year
they will participate once again.
They have been a joy to
know, and we have been lucky
they have been in our park for
the past nine years. To watch
their talents bloom is a great
treat.


3/19/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 7:05 pm
LOD: 12:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:51 am
Sets: 12:37 pm
Moon Phase
40% Waning
Major Times
6:44'am-8:44 am
7:09 pm-9:09 pm
Minor Times
1:01 am-2:01 am
1:26 pm-2:26 pm
Prediction
Good
3/20/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 7:06 pm
LOD: 12:09:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:33 am
Sets: 1:35 pm
Moon Phase
31% Waning
Major Times
7:34 am-9:34 am
7:59 pm-9:59 pm
Minor Times


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1:51 am-2:51 am
2:16 pm-3:16pm
Prediction
Better
3/21/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am
Sets: 7:06 pm
LOD: 12:10:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:09 am
Sets: 2:33 pm
Moon Phase
23% Waning
Major Times
8:21 am-10:21 am
8:46 pm-10:46 pm
Minor Times
2:38 am-3:38 am
3:03 pm-4:03 pm
Prediction
Better
3/22/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 7:07 pm
LOD: 12:13:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:41 am
Sets: 3:33 pm
Moon Phase
15% Waning


Major Times
9:07 am-11:07 am
9:32 pm-1I 1:32 pm
Minor Times
3:24 am-4:24 am
3:49 pm-4:49 pm
Prediction
Good
3/23/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 7:08 pm
LOD: 12:15:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:1d hin
Sets: 4:32 pin
Moon Phase
9% Waning
Major Times
S9:51 am-ll:51 am
10:16 pm-12:16 am
Minor Times
4:08 am-5:08 am
4:33 pm-5:33 pm
Prediction
Good
3/24/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:51 am
Sets: 7:09 pm
LOD: 12:18:00


Moon Data
Rises: 5:38 am
Sets: 5:32 pm
Moon Phase
4% Waning
Major Times
10:35 am-12:35 pm
11:00 pm-1:00 am
Minor Times
4:52 am-5:52 am
5:17 pm-6:17 pm
Prediction
Good
3/25/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:50 am
Sets: 7:10 pm
LOD: 12:20:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:05 am
Sets: 6:32 pm
Moon Phase
1% Waxing
Major Times
11:18 am-l:18pm
Minor Times
5:35 am-6:35 am
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
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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 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.: 252009TD001XXXX
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This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that Is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding.
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The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills

AROUND THE PARK Merchant certificates were
What a nice week we had, awarded to Barbra Stalder,
with sunshine and beautiful Connie Swanson, Audrey Sem-
weather. We enjoyed walking ler and Shirley Hyde.
around Pioneer Park for
Pioneer Park Days and the POKENO
activities that were there. Want to have sonfe fun?
We were happy to see Joyce, Come join the ladies of the
Jerry and Jeff Rigg back in the Pokeno game. This week saw
park. We welcome back five ladies, playing. When the
Annette and Buddy Fields, who playing stopped, we saw Pat
bought Ernie and Mary Lou Stacy and Shirley Hyde carry-
Katzur's place. We welcome ing a heavy load. Then on
Floyd "Butch" Roberts, the Wednesday, Mary Marr decided
brother of Melvin and Karen it was her turn to carry home the
Roberts and me. We:were very pennies, and with a great big
happy to see family from home. smile,too.
With the month of March, we
saw several people heading SHUFFLEBOARD
back to the cold North. Tom What a game, especially if
and Joyce Longueuil went you are playing against your
home to Michigan. Mary Lou mate, but oh, the fun to be had!
and Clause Altman headed Velma Wethington and I were
home to the East Coast. tied with Grover Wethington
Dorothy Shanower and Mary and Glenn Barrett. It was a
Lou enjoyed their visits with close call, then a losing battle.
their sisters; Bob Brae enjoyed Yes, we women had to admit
his visit with his daughters, that Grover and Glenn gave an
Samatha and Michelle. They outstanding performance, and
left for home in Michigan on will be champs for this week.
Thursday. Pat and Dallan Lax
left Friday for chilly Wisconsin. HORSESHOES
They got tired of the sun and The competition is still going
wanted to see snow. strong at the horseshoe pit
every morning at 10 and at 4
OOPS! p.m. It is so nice to see so many
Somehow on our ice cream interested in horseshoes.
social, two members of our
park were missed in last week's BOWLING
article. Gordon Breedlove's We lost a couple of players,
name was omitted as well as the but the fun still goes on. They
anniversary of Terry and Janet tell me I am improving and that
Johnson. My apologies, is a real accomplishment.
Melvin has been giving me sev-
BINGO eral pointers and they must be
Thursday's bingo game saw helping because my game
41 in attendance. The 50/50 improved this week. High
went to Shirley Hyde, Sylvia bowler was Karen Roberts.
Hyde won the jackpot. The
merchant certificates went to RED HATS
Ernie and Mary Lou Katzur, The Red Hats always enjoy
Mike Akelian, Michelle Bray their time away for lunch. We
and Pat Stacy. had quite a restaurant full.
In Tuesday's game, Mary Audrey Semler and Winnie
Lou Altman won the 50/50, DeWitt do a wonderful job of
Bert Sommers won the jackpot. finding the.right place to go.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a

PUBLIC HEARINGon
THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Cogtjhouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following request:
Agenda No.
09-07
Peace River Investments of Wauchula LLC, by and through
the Authorized Representative requests approval of a Rezone of
73+1-acres from A-1 (Agriculture) toF-R (Farm-Residential)
in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt W side of Hwy. 17, N of Peace River, E of
Florida Ave, S of Sterner Rd 21 34 25 000oo 06820 0000oooo
73MOL ac SE1/4 of NE1l4 & EY of NE114 of SE14 & Beg at NE corn
of SE/l4 of SE1/4 & run W 666.67 ft then S 662.46 ft E 261 ft to W side
of Peace River then NElly along Peace River to E line of SE1/4 of
SE114 then N 233.50 ft to POB S21. T34S. R25E

09-08
Richard P./Thaia L. Purdy request a Variance to the setbacks
of Horse Creek for the development of a single-family dwelling on
property zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture Future Land
Use District 02 36 23 0000 05680 0000
On or abt Solomon Rd
5.0MOL ac N1/2 of N/l2 of N112 of SE114 of NE1l4 LESS W 50 ft for rd
Easement S02, T36S, R23E

09-09
John H. O'NeallKaren J. Summers request a Variance to the
setbacks of Peace River for the development of a single-family
dwelling on property zoned A-1 (Agriculture) In the Agriculture
Future Land Use District 11 34 25 0000 00140 0000
On or abt Cross Creek Ln
5.0MOL ac Com NE corn SW114 N89W 1800.26 ft S11 388.14 ft S52W
505.75 ft to POB N89W 772.39 to center line Peace River S61W 106.46
ft S19W 197.83 ft S89E 1018.22 ft N19W 256.37 ft to POB (part of desc
in Sec 10 34 25 E of Peace River) & 60-ft on E side for rd & until
easements S11. T34S. R25E

Mike S. Thompson, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING o.n
Thursday, APRIL 16, 2009, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda Nos. 09-07, 09-08 and 09-09
All Public Hearings to be held in BCC Board Room, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 W Orange St, Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners


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March 19, 2009, The Herald.Advocate 1tB


Golf Benefit Tournament on April 4 at Torrey Oaks Golf Course.
You can get tickets at Resthaven or the pro shop at the course.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail me at news.heraldadvocate@embarq-
mail.comn or call me at 773-3255 with news for this biweekly col-
umn. The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for
events which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon
Monday.


I know it's not football season, but it will be. Spring practices
start May 1 and end with the Spring Classic at Lake Wales on May
29.
Thanks to young Emory Smith, I already have information on
Hardee's new Class 2A, District fall schedule, which begins with
the Aug. 28 kickoff classic at Lake Placid. The regular season
begins Sept. 4 at home against Fort Meade. Then, there's a trip to
Sebring, a visit from Palmetto and another from Frostproof to close
out September.
The Oct. 2 game is at Avon Park, followed by a visit from
Immokalee and a mid-season OPEN week on Oct. 16. Hardee goes
to Estero on Oct. 25 and Okeechobee on Oct. 30. The oldest rival-
ry in the state is at home Nov. 6 against DeSoto. The season ends
with a trip to Lakewood Ranch on Nov. 13.
District rivals are Immokalee, Estero and DeSoto.
Congratulations to junior Chelsey Steedley on making the USF
travel team, the Mini-Bulls. She will begin summer ball in early
May and, by June, will be traveling to Las Vegas, Houston and
other places in showcase tournaments all over the nation. The
shortstop scored three of Hardee's seven runs in an agonizing 8-7
loss at DeSoto on Friday. Anyone who wants to help sponsor her,
can call varsity assistant coach Sharri Knight at 735-8112.
Hardee's varsity baseball team is over .500 after back-to-back
wins over Booker and Palmetto. A good chance to see the JV and
Varsity was Wednesday's double-header against visiting St. Albans
of Washington, D.C. The games were at 4 and 7:30 p.m. The var-
sity 'Cats are also home Friday for a visit from Lake Placid. By the
way, the JV squad is at 4-1 after another pair of wins last week.

Tennis teams are on an uphill climb. Their matches are never
dull. Last week, Shelby Durrance went three-and-one-half hours in
a three-set loss to Sebring's Kaley Walter and played another earli-
er in the week in a 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 win over Braden River's
Samantha Glodde.
Other Hardee boys and girls have not gone down easily,
although some scores may seem otherwise. Even 6-0, 6-0 losses go
several volleys before being decided.

Weightlifting is at the Bartow Invitational this weekend. There
are several who could go to regionals or sectionals this year.
In track and field, keep an eye on seniors Carlos Ramirez and
Postene Louisjeune in the discus and shotput, junior Antjuan Jones
in the high jump, long jump and triple jump, sophs Lacey Garza
and LaCresha Carlton in the high jump and others in jumping,
sprints, hurdles and distance running.
Junior high volleyball has started its season. We haven't got
results yet, but coaches Mark and Becky Carlton are expecting
great things from their eighth and seventh grade girls.
The latest sport to hit the horizon is twirling, where high school
and junior high teams are forming under instructors Sharon
Jefferson Metzger and Kristine Light. They will perform with the
bands at football or basketball games and other events. For more
information, e-mail "Miss Sharee at dsmetzger @aol.com.
Duffers,. don't forget to.sign up for the first annual Resthaven
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Cleanse me from hidden
faults and keep me from
deliberate wrong; help me to
stop doing them. May my
spoken words and unspo-
ken thoughts be pleasing to
You, O Lord, my Rock and
my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:12b,13a,14 (TLB)
FRIDAY
Strive for peace with all men,
and for the holiness without
which no one will see the
Lord.
Hebrews 12:14 (RSV)
SATURDAY
Knowing what is right is like
deep water in the heart; a
wise person draws from the
well within. Lots of people
claim to be loyal and loving,
but where on earth can you
find such a one? God-loyal
people, living honest lives,
make it much easier for their
children.
Proverbs 20:8-10 (ME)
SUNDAY
True justice is the harvest
reaped by peacemakers,
from their seeds they've
sown in a spirit of peace.
James 3:18 (NEB)
MONDAY
The everlasting God is your
place of safety and His arms
will hold you up forever.
Deuteronomy 33:27a (NCV)
TUESDAY
Everything is wholesome to
those who are themselves
wholesome. But nothing is
wholesome to those who are
themselves unwholesome
and who have no faith in
God. Thtk very M(IIs~ and
consciences are diseased.
They profess to know God,
but their actual behavior
denies it.
Titus 1:15,16a (PME)
WEDNESDAY
"For the mountains may
depart and the hills disap-
pear, but even then I will
remain loyal to you. My
covenant of blessing will
never be broken," says the
Lord, who has mercy on
you.
Isaiah 54:10 (NLT)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
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The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has released its
'March orange-crop forecast for
the 2008-09 season, holding the
total estimate at 158 million
boxes although there was some
fluctuation within varieties.
"We are seeing the effects of
the cold weather we had earlier
this year on our valencia crop,"
said Michael W. Sparks of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "The
freezing temperatures we expe-
rienced are contributing to
accelerated fruit drop."
Florida citrus was hit with
cold spells on Jan. 22 and Feb.
5 which dropped temperatures
below 28 degrees for several
hours on both nights.
The valencia projection is
now at 73 million boxes this
season, down from February's
forecast of 75 million boxes.
Visit www.nass.usda.gov/-
Statistics for the complete
USDA estimate.
The USDA makes the initial
forecast in October and then
revises it monthly until the end
of the season in July.
The early and midseason
orange crop is now forecast at
85 million boxes, up from 83
million boxes. The USDA
maintained its prediction that
23 million boxes of grapefruit
- will be produced.
Florida specialty fruit is
down. The USDA predicts 1.2
million boxes of tangelos, down
from 1.3 million in February,
'and four million boxes of tan-
gerines, down from 4.6 million.
The yield for from-concentrate
orange juice is expected to be
1.64 gallons per 90-pound box,
up from 1.61.


HOMEMADE HELPIN'S For many college students and
newlyweds, the thought of some Southern home-cooked meals
seems like heaven compared to frozen dinners.
Paul's Kitchen is the perfect place to trade in those
microwaveable dinners and treat yourself to some authentic. all-
American food.
Paul's Kitchen is family owned and operated by the
Diakomihalis family. The father-and-sons trio knows all' about
pleasing the folks of Hardee County, having had past ownership of
a favorite and popular restaurant in the Wauchula area.
After repeated calls from the community asking them to open
another restaurant, the family decided to open up Paul's Kitchen.
Paul's Kitchen now occupies the building where Granny
Graham's used to be on 116 N. Fourth Ave. Alterations in safety
features and landscape have been made to the building.
Paul's Kitchen offers a unique selection of food ranging from
fresh Alaskan salmon to its famous fried green tomatoes. Other
delicious menu items include beer-battered cheese sticks, chopped
steak with homemade mushroom-and-onion gravy and teriyaki
chicken breast topped with a juicy pineapple ring.


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The Diakomihalis family is confident the homemade all-
American cuisine at Paurs Kitchen will become a new
Wauchula favorite.
Paul's Kitchen is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Wildcats Top


Tigers 5-2


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
For the second home game in
a row, the Hardee Wildcats
claimed victory.
The 'Cats downed visiting
Palmetto on Friday evening 5-
2.
There's a trio of games this
week. The Wildcats went to
Arcadia to play the DeSoto
Bulldogs on Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, the varsity was
the late game in a JV/Varsity
double-header against visiting
St. Albans from Washington,
D.C. Tomorrow (Friday), it is a'
visit from Braden River.
Next week's games are a
split, a visit from Lake Placid
on Monday and a trip to Avon
Park on Tuesday. The month
ends with a March 31 trip to
Sarasota to play the Booker
Tornadoes.
In last week's only game, the
'Cats came from behind for the
win. Sophomore Kyle Ward
was on the mound. ""We had
some clutch hits. The defense
made plays when we needed
them. Kyle pitched well. We are
finding ways to win," said Head
Coach Steve Rewis, who saw
his team go over the .500 mark
early in the season at 3-2.
Palmetto took the lead with a
run in the top of the first inning
on a hit, stolen base and RBI hit
to right center.
Hardee roared back in the
home half of the inning. Senior
catcher Brek McClenithan start-
ed it with a single to left field.


Classmate Ben Krause was hit
by a pitch. Both hurried home
on a Conner Davis shot to right.
He was stranded at second.
The second inning was three
up, three down for both squads.
In the top of the third, the
Tigers stranded a runner, while
Hardee padded its lead. With
one away, Krause worked for a
walk, went to second on a Scott
Donaldson sacrifice and raced
home on a Kalan Royal hit.
When Davis stroked a single,
Royal was caught going to
third, retiring the side.
Ward set Palmetto down in
order in the top of the fourth.
Wintz Terrell singled for Hard-
ee, but was stranded. Hardee
still led 3-1.
Each team left a runner
aboard in the fifth frame. In the
top of the sixth, Palmetto nar-
rowed the lead to 3-2 with a sin-
gle, walk and error allowing
one runner to cross home plate.
Hardee bounded back with a
pair of scores in the home half
of the sixth. Royal led off with
a single and Davis followed
suit. Both came home on errant
throws between the next three
batters. Hardee had upped its
lead to 5-2.
A walk in the top of the sev-
enth just left a runner on base
when the third out ended the
game.

As a man grows older it is
harder and harder to fright-
en him.
-Jean Paul Richter


PHOTO BYALEX GILLIARD
The Wildcats have picked up back-to-back wins over Booker and Palmetto; (from left, seated) are Carson Davis,
Grayson Lambert, Jake Mayer, Michael Dixon, Ben Krause, Brek McClenithan, Marcus Chancey, Kody Porter and
Conner Davis; (second row) Scott Donaldson, Dalton Farr, Kalpn Royal, Adam Cartwright, Tyler Robertson, Kyle Ward,
Wintz Terrell and Tyler Cobb; (back) coaches Brian Alexy, Steve Rewis and David Beumel.


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
5112 Hwy. 17 N.
(Fuego's Sports Cafe)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Service .................. 1:00 a.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 ..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study ..... ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1..0:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper .............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........1. 100 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............:.......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
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......9:45 'i.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:0 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.n.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.mn.


MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00 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:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 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 Hwy. 17
375-2295
Iomingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
'Servicio de Predicacion .......5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CIURCII
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learing ..6:30 p.m.

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
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 Worship ................ :00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study.
Thurs. ..................7:30 p.m.

ONA
LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1 I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............. 10130 a.m.
WIVednesday E,,ening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREIEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ..... ............ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men s Leaderslhip & Traiin Claiss -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF TIIE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCII OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .........................1... 1:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCIIULA IIILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... I11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.


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

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion...................7:00 pm
Jueves Servicio ..........,.. ..... 7:30 p,m,
Vicrnes Servicio ......,.............7:30 pim,
Domingo Scrvicio ............. 10:30 am,n,


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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ................10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
............................................ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Family Night Supper
...............................................5 :00 p.m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
...............................................5:45 p.m .
Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting............... 6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ................6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh....................6:30 p.mn.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
..............................................6:30 p.m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
............................................ 6:45 p.m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band............................6:45 p.m .
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe 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. ............1..0:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade........................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
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..11:00 a.m.:
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ...................9;30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY'
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School .............:.......30 a.m.'
Sunday Morning Worship.,.. 0: 30am:
Evening Worship .........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night ...... ..........7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto '
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:3(ip.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...........7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
tde fe Wauchula
322 IIanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service.. .....................I :00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service:.......................7:30 p.m.
IGLESIA IIISPANA
I'RESENCIA de Dins
511 W. Palmnetto St.
Ven con to fandlia y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de I)ios
Domningos ..........................:...6:00 p.m. .
M iercoles................................7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradcntotn Road
767-1010


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAI'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service...................... 2:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAI'S WITNESSES
SPANISII
Sunday Service .................1..10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES .
Womans Center 131 N. Tth Ave.
Wauchula, FIL
Friday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ................... 1:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning 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. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ......... ............(Ist & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2'' & 4'" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ..................... ..... 1:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
APTST Cj. ..UR.CH
149 MalWIN uad IfItfain 773-
5914 L'
Sunday School. .....................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 IIwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
.ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday .................................. 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days ............................................

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATIOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) .................7:00 a.m.
(English) .........:.........8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11I :00 a.m.
(Creole).................. 1:00 p.m.
Daily.Mass in English ..........8:30 a.h.

SEVENTH DAY ..
SADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave.:- 773-9927
Sabbath School ..................9:30 a.mn
Morning Worship. ...... ......1:00 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 ............... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service...... ....7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA
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 Film. 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 Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............. ....7:00 p.m.
.:Wedaesday,Prayer,. .......... :..7 .m
EVANGELISTIC HOI.[NESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee- 735-0114
Bible Study ....................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
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 Childcarc 735-
8586
Morning Worship .............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ...............1..0:00 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.ni.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
PRIMERA MISSION. .
BAUTISTA IISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............1000 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
...:.................................... 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.tf.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ................... :30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles cast of
Zolfo Springs on HIwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... 1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISI MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Domifiica. ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club.......................... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio dc la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierccoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio......................................8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes........5:00 p.m.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ...................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.



SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER
P .le.l Co Do

Cathy and her boyfriend
had an argument. She left him
withoutt giving him a chance
to1 s, anything.
W11L she arrived at hlom-e,
she found an eleclnc signing
her driveway flashing his
message: "I love you any-
way."
When Adam and Eve dis-
obeyed God, He didn't from
them in silent anger. He
sought them and showed them
His love, just as He does for
you.
God's love never changes.
He loves you as much when
you're bad as He does when
you're good. He says, "I have
loved you with an everlasting
love."
Yes, Calvary is God's flash-
ing reminder declaring, "I
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Hardee Community Spring Garden Planted March 12





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PHOTOS BY NANCY DAVIS
Planting a spring garden on March 12 just west of the Hardee Agri-Civic Center were
Donna Bailes, Julie Ellis and son Cody, Sandra Brown and coordinator Denton Cash.
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Sandra Brown and Denton Cash get equipment ready for planting Ambrosia corn, Blue
Lake green beans, Roma beans, black-eyed peas, and bush pole beans.


Cash and Brown are planting seeds in a furrow on dirt beds. Mosaic and CF Industries
are helping sponsor the community garden.










Attention: All Parents of Elementary School Age Children
If there is a good reason that you want your child or children to attend a school out-
side your assigned school zone for next school year, and you have your own transporta-
tion, you will need to fill out a waiver request application for another school.

You can obtain a waiver application between April 1-April 30, 2009, at either the
School Board office or the Title I office. These waiver requests are not approved on a first-
come-first-served basis, but will be approved according to space available and other
established criteria.
Parents who have children attending a school other than their zoned school are
reminded that all school waiver approvals are only good for one school year at a
time.
Decisions on all waiver applications will be made in late July after the state anounces
AYP for schools. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact our office at 773-
9756. We will do our best to assist you or answer your questions.
All waiver applications must be turned in by April 30, 2009
Waiver contacts


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Atenci6n: Todos Padres de Nifios de Edad de la Escuela Primaria
Si hay una buena raz6n de que usted quiere a su niifo o niios para asistir a una
escuela fuera de su zona de la escuela asignada para el proximo aio escolar y usted
tiene.su propio transport, usted necesitar& Ilenar una Aplicaci6n de solicitud de exen-
ci6n para otra escuela.
Ousted puede obtener una.aplicaci6n de exenci6n entire 1 de abril- hasta el 30 de
,abril de 2009, en la oficina del consejo escolar o la oficina del Titulo I. Estos pedidos de
exenci6n no estan acreditados sobre uno primero come que primero desempei6
Base, pero sera aprobado de acuerdo con el espacio disponible y otros criterios estab-
elecidos.

Padres que tienen nihos que atienden otra escuela que no es su escuela dividido en
zonas es recordada que todos adiestran las aprobaciones de exenci6n Sera sola-
mente bueno durante un afio escolar.
Las decisions sobre todas aplicaciones de exenci6n serAn hechas en fines de junio
despues'del anuncio piblico de AYP para las escuelas. Para mas asistencia, por favor
contadtese con nuestra oficina en 773 9756. Haremos nuestro mejor para Ayudar o
responder sus preguntas.
Todas aplicaciones de exenci6n deben ser girado antes de 30 de abril de 2009
Contactos de exenci6n
Marcia Kaousta Jennifer Watson


Cash leads the seed planter for Cody Ellis and mom Julie Ellis. To join the community
garden project, contact Cash or the local 4-H and county agricultural UFfIFAS office by
the Agri-Civic Center.


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock
CHAPEL William Martin on March 8.
Brookside Bluff Condomin- He has served as pastor for the
ium Chapel honored the Rev. past eight years. Hazel Roberts


COURTESY PHOTO
Ready to cut the cake with the Rev. William Martin are
Laura Swisher (left) and Cathy Bennett.


provided a beautiful cake, and
members of the congregation
expressed appreciation with
cards and notes.
The sermon was "How God
Shapes a Man." Greeters were
Dody Williams and Helen
DeKnok. Jim and Charlotte
Marriner provided a rose bou-
quet. The chorus, under the
direction of Cathy Bennett,
sang "He Touched Me."
GOLDEN
ANNIVERSARIES
Wedding anniversaries were
celebrated on March 1 at the
clubhouse for any couple mar-
ried over 50 years. Their wed-
ding pictures were displayed,
and there were many guesses as
to who was pictured. French
vanilla and carrot cake were
served.
PIZZA NIGHT
The aroma of homemade
pizza filled the clubhouse on
March 11. Flo Padrnos and her
committee made numerous piz-
zas for this year's only pizza
party. They were enjoyed, and
we appreciate Flo's culinary
expertise.


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Marcia Kapusta


Habitat For Humanity


OWarehouse Sale

Sat March 21 8:30-1:00

Warehouse is located behind the Driver's License Office


We will have used building
supplies, doors, flooring, furniture
and many other items.


Donations are welcome, but NO CLOTHES, please.
To Donate please call 735-0645.


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4C The Herald-Advocate, March 19, 2009


Dixie


Youth


Sports


COURTESY PHOTOS
Playing for the Peaches are (first row, from left) Albany Albritton, Zaria Davila, Lahna
Christian, Dorisa Santoyo; Morgan Dickey and Maritza Mondragon; (second row)
Annalise Terrell, Ayrica Baker, Zaida Rojas, Faith Davis and Savannah Sperry; (third
row) coaches Wayne Baker, Carl Bryant, Wade Sperry and Nathan Braddock.


Playing the field for the Power Puffs are (front row, left to right) Daylin Parker, Michelle
Patterson, Skylar Tatum, Heather Coronado, Ashley Patterson and Lucy Galvez; (mid-
dle row) Layla Santoyo, Vivana Flores, Lillian Salazar, Stephanie Derringer and Alayna
Carranco; (back row) coaches Roy Carranco, Keith Patterson and Don Tatum.

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Batting for the Babes are (front rouweeft to right) Sailor Ullrich, Sammy Briones,Emi
Sheffield, Emma Grace Eures and Haven Rimes; (middle row) Erista Albritton, Baileigh
Herrera, Katie Brandeberry, Trinity Her and Elizabeth Herrera; (back row) Kristen
Albritton, Teddy Adams and Manny Herrera; (missing Marvelous Lewis).
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Catching the bll for the Carlton Brothers Dixie Chicks are (firstrow, left to right) Adelle
Sanchez, Aubrey Stark,Gabrielle Willis and Makaylah Benavidez; (second row) Arhari
DeLeon, Ebony Lee, Shelby Spencer, Tara Hines and Sarah Carlton; (third row) coach-
es Rene Benavidez, Chris Spencer and Missy Carlton; (missing) Maddie McGee and
Madison White.


Swinging the bat for the Sweet Tarts are (first row, left to right) Anna Melendy, Abby
Johnson, Valerie Montanez, Kaylie Grice and Emma Cole; (center row) Tori
Wetherington, Leah Hill, Kate Melendy, Hallee Lopez, Kiara Coronado and Katie
Henderson; (back row) coaches Casey Johnson, Michael Wetherington and Penny
Johnson; (missing) Genesis Chavez.


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Running the bases for the Red Hots are (front row, from left) Makenna Dimock, Jocelyn
Villarreal, Hannah Ford and Kylie Shenefield; (middle row) Tatiana Mier, Cassidy Brown,
Michaela Klein and Lyndsey Welch; (back row) coaches George Ford, Johnny Brown
and Jerry Welch; (missing) Yaire Estrada and Bibiana Mier.


Helping add up runs for the Heartbreakers are (first row, from left) Marley Ureste,
Aubrey Bragg, Rebekah Erekson, Aiyanna Root and Sophie Allen; (second row)
Rebekah Hinojosa, Jalen Ureste, Haylee Atchley, Abigail Erekson, Anahi Cano and
Taleia Moreno; (third row) coaches Selina Ureste, David Allen and Bobby Bragg.


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Running for home plate for Giovanni's Rattlers are (first row, from left) Presley Gilliard,
Palmer Klein, Ayden Stonerook, Brinson Conerly, Tomas Toledo and Austin Alamia;
(middle row) Derek Camilo, Jason Walker, Rafael Hubbell, Alexander Fenton and
Gabriel Aguilar; (back row) coaches Jose Camilo, Willie Gilliard and Bo Conerly.







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Dixie


Youth


Sports


Catching the ball for the Farm Credit Muck Dogs are (kneeling, from left) Gage Gough,
Quinton Lindsey, Griffin Clark, Cade Alexy and Ismael Cruz; (second row) Blake
Tinsley, Kyle Gilliard, Anthony Rosado and Will Mason; (back row) coaches Matt
Tinsley, Jason Clark and Gerry Lindsey; (missing) Jeffrey Johnson and Jhordy
Sanchez.


Adding up scores for the Albritton Insurance Side Winders are (front row, from left)
Lane Parks, Gibson Haight, Scott Meeks, Zachary Durastanti, Jhakiri Cheatham and
Aaron Burch; (second row) Miguel Martinez, Josh Albritton, Kaleb Floyd, Joseph
Michael Brown and Christian Brant; (back row) coaches Scott Meeks, Matt Moye and
Troy Brant.
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Reaching for extra bases for the Wauchula Police Department River Dogs are (first row,
from left), Logan Cartwright, Elijah Canales, Bryce Rucker, Caleb Thornton and Roy Lee
Revels; (middle row) Ben Clarke, Ethan Hollinger, Giovanni Diego, Isaac Moreno, Cain
Thornton and Dylan Davis; (back row) coaches Rob Davis, Will Cartwright, David
Rucker and Ted Svendsen.


Going the distance for the All Creatures Animhal Hospital Sand Gnats are (first rw. from
left) Austin Garcia, Marc Salazar, Carlos Camacho, Quinton Stone, Ivan Badillo and
Jaylon Ramirez; (second row) Marqise Delgado, Nick Nichols, Alex Rodriguez, Kole
Robertson and Frankie Coronado; (third row) coaches Brian Smith, James Blum and
Todd Rogers; (missing) Michael Kujawski and Jonathan Martin.


Putting the ball in play for the Sheriff's Posse Bulls are (front row, left to right) Austin Learning to score for Giovanni's Lookouts are (front row, left to right) Trevor Walker,
Santoya, Ethan Sambrano, Jacob Brandeberry, Johnathan Crosby, Justin Long and Lawrence Walker, Joseph Crawford, Brandon Franks, Jeremy Franks and Elias
Blake Richardson; (center row) Trey Stephens, Zachary Dewberry, Aaron Maldonado, Montoya; (middle row) Jeffery Kulig, Zachary Richardson, Sherry Lee, Abel Villarreal,
Cody Helms, Drew McGuckin and Caleb McCoy; (back row) coaches Brent Stephens, Larrett Smith and Thomas Atchley; (back row) coaches Jamie Franks, Dale Crawford
Robert Dewberry, Wally Helms and Andrew McGuckin. and Dan Smith; (missing) Jacob Lazo.
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Running the bases for the Rimes & Son Lugnuts are (first row, from left) Dakota Hay, Running the bases for the Albritton Groves River Cats are (first row, from left) Cade
Madison Garcia, Tyler Lambert, Oren Crawford and Dylan Bozeman: (second row) Roberts, Daniel Sambrano, Jehovani Navarette, Joey Smith, Tanner Carlton, Parker
Andy Garza, Miguel Ruiz, Hardee Pace, Devin Rimes, Wyatt Keller and Trenton Carlton and Landon Albritton; (second row) Joshua Carlton, Irease Morris, Jordan
Roberson; (back row) coaches Brandon Lambert, Shawn Rimes and Jim Hay; (missing) Turner, Cody Cumbee, Braddock Collum and Tucker Albritton; (back row) coaches
Tyler Zuniga. Dale Carlton, Joe Albritton and Matt Carlton.







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Dixie


Youth


Sports


Scoring for The Rapid Tech Scrappers 'are (front row, left to right) mascots Joshua
Block and Trey Stephens; (second row) Caleb Macias, Colton Block, Oscar Deleon,
Tyler Jackson and Elias "Leo" Ramirez; (third row) Jake Stephens, Dalton Johnson,
Emma McGuckin, Caleb Block and Kaden Bryan; (fourth row) coaches Brent Stephens,
Andrew McGuckin, Lee Block and Derek Jackson.


Catching the ball for the Country Manor Diamond Jax are (front row, from left) Joel
Alvarez, Vicente Chaidez, Justin Cruz, Isaac Badillo and Robert Limon; (second row)
Anthony Griffis, Landon Newman, Rodrigo Chavez, Coleton Albritton, Cole Hines and
JayCee DeBoom; (third row) coaches Billy Griffis and Chris Quiroz; (missing) coach
Jimmy Dimmock.


Playing for the Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Bees are (first row, left
to right) Jake Cole, Cason Gough, Justin Cole, Bobby Flores and Richard Sanders;
(center row) J.T Shenefield, Clayton Harris, Emery Smith, Seth Durrance and Oscar
DeSantiago; (last row) coaches David Cole, Peck Harris and J.R. Gough; (missing)
coach Sean Durrance.


Making plays for the Mosaic Fertilizer Dragons are (first row, left to right) Wayne
Baughman, Fidencio Davila, D.J. Navarro, Andon Whaley and Nick Gainous; (middle
row) Alexis Crewis, Parker Sasser, Phillip Haight and Tyler Hooten; (third row) coaches
Randy Crews, Robert Sasser and Jason Gainous; (missing) Adam Torres.


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Playing for the State Farm Lynx this season are (front row, left to right) Tori Durden,
Owen Schraeder, Hayden Mushrush and Cayden Johnson; (middle row) Giovanni
Valdez, Armando Villarreal, Abby Duke, Jace Bryan and Kip Cooper; (back row) coach-
es Derren Bryan, Dan Duke and Todd Durden; (missing Joey McVay).


Making plays for the Mid-Florida Federal Credit Union Mud Cats are (front row, from
left) Kein Knight, Rawson Aubry, Bud Trinidad, Dalton Cantu, Garrett Williams and
Samuel Delatorre; (middle row) Will Redding, Adrian Deleon, Myron Refoure, Lizandro
Villarreal III, Bryce Hernandez and Tyson Sutton; (back row) coaches Wes Redding,
Travis Kilpatrick and Doug Sutton.


Stretching to win for the Seacoast Aqua Sox are (first row, from left) Clay Hancock, Coy
Gough, Lane Revell and Dawson Bryant; (second row) Hunter Davis, Hunter Rowe,
Blake Graham, Andrew Casey and Daniel Cantu; (third row) coaches Mike Davis, Greg
Pfeiffer and Tommy Taylor; (missing) Tyler Albritton and Miguel Delgado.


Staying the course for the Krause Groves Storm are (first row, left to right) Jared
Rickett, Adam Pzzaglia, Daniel Obregon, Damon Caraway and Brendon Kilpatrick;
(second row) Tony Webb, Jose Aleman, Dustin Willis, Matt Tyson, Javier Estrada and
Weston Schraeder; (third row) coaches Efran Schraeder, Justin Webb and Tony
Pazzaglia; (missing) Anthony Chavez.







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Dixie


Youth


Sports


Taking it one game at a time are the Vols Thunder, with (front row, from left) Jacob
Hebert, Boone Paris, Hunter Scranton, Diego Chazares, Logan Whidden, Jax Ullrich
and Jesse Santoyo; (middle row) Aaron Harrison, Hayden Lindsey, Kyle Hewett, Danny
Owens, Johnnie Brown and Jimmy Lane; (back row) coached Kenny Hewett, Paul Paris
and Max Ullrich.


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Hitting for the Hardej Fire-Rescue Ironbirds are (first row, left to right), Ricardo
Aleman, Mario Gomez, Mason Block, Billy Derringer, Joseph Long, Russell Cong and
Pablo Salgado; (center row) Keith Choate, Isaac Flores, Nicholas Sellers, Joshua
Smith, Cervando Martinez and Kyle Choate; (third row) coaches Michael Choate, Jose
Flores and Jeff Block.


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Stealing their way home for the Hardee Signs & Tees Raptors are (front row, from left)
Jason Alamia, Zachariah Macias, Jacquez Campbell, Alexander Shields and Dakota
Altman; (second row) Wyatt Ziegler, Andres Martinez, Jhett See and Ryan Moore; (back
row) coaches Raul Alamia, Jack See and Walt Altman; (missing) Jessica Bembry and
Raltym Lewis.
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COURTESY PHOTO
KMW Photography graciously contributed $450 recently to Hardee County's Dixie
League sports. Representing KMW Photography (from left) are Martha Ann and Keith
Weems as they hand a symbolic check to league vice-president Andrew McGuckin.




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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court: .
Gerardo Garcia, 22, Zolfo
Springs, and Dixie Ann Marie
Slade, 18, Zolfo Springs.
Ruben R. Perez Jr., 28, Wau-
chula, and Melissa Ann Page,
19, WauchuPa.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Renee Lanham, judgment.
Regions Financial Corp. vs.
Cesar Colchado, judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. Glenda K. Clark and Paul R.
Disney, judgment.
Adolph Petei Pace vs.
Juanita Wright, Dan Wright and
Lonnie W. Jordan, dismissal set
aside, hearing set. ,
International Portfolio Inc.
vs. Tammy G. Daw, voluntary
dismissal.
Guadalupe Morrow vs.
Telena Murphy, judgment for
tenant eviction.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Sharon T. Jones vs. Richard
Howard Jones, petition for
injunction for protection.
Latoya D. Roundtree and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Willie J.Calhoun Jr.,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Latika S. Williams and DOR
vs. Ophnie J.Auguste, petition
for administrative child support
order.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Patricia S. Sigala and DOR
vs. David E. Barringer, child
support order.
Tyeisha Maich'e Anderson
and DOR vs. Katonya Larraine
Perry, child support order...
Marvin Williams Jr. and Lisa
Marie Perry, child support or-
der.
Misty D. Camacho Mitchell


vs. Kavin Dewayne Mitchell,
voluntary dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Joe Skitka .vs. Charles N.
Skitka, injunction for protec-
tion.
Stella Valdez vs. Jose Luis
Martinez Jr., voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.
Teresa Miranda vs. Ruben R.
Perez Jr., injunction for protec-
tion.
Amanda Nicole Jones and
William O. McKinney III, or-
der.
Maria Barron Benavides and
Oscar Benavides Jr., dismissal.
Leeza Albritton and DOR vs.
Jason Lee Harbarugh, dis-
missal.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Cynthia R. Lundry and DOR
vs. Melody Kizer.
Billolanda Maria Trevino
and DOR vs. Pete Solis.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently
in the office of the clerk of
court:
Dawn April Summer as per-
sonal representative to Ben-
jamin Earl and Bonnie L. Kiger
and Katherine Lee Goodman,
$31,000.
Iolania Sparks to Benjamin
Earl and Bonnie L. Kiger and
Katherine, Lee ,Goodman,
$31,000.
Michael Scott Grainer, Mary
Ellen Grainger and Sarah Marie
Grainger McDonald to Ben-
jamin Earl and Bonnie L. Kiger
and Katherine Lee Goodman,
$93,000.
Ullrich's Water Conditioning
Service Inc. to John O'Neal and
Karen J. Summers, $87,500.
Steven. R. and Janelle K.
Blazing to Marisa Desire Ajmo
and Louis Vincent, Ajmo,
$59,000.
John A. and Stephanie A.
Roberson to Alfred W. and
Gloria J. Roberson, $17,000.
Richard D. Broderick Jr. to
Riclhard D BJr. and Denise D.
Broderick, $20,000.
SWauchula Worship Center
Inc. to First Baptist Church of
Wauchula Inc., $1 million.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
lr vFlorida I have received Ford's highest
SSales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
SE' Ft. Meade
STEDE375-2606
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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.: 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
482P565 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 18" day of February, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
HardeeCounty, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albrltton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD002XXXX 2:26-3:19c


Courthouse Repor


ported.

March 13, Herman Eugene Patterson, 20, of 879 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
on charges of grand theft of a vehicle and larceny.
March 13, Kevin Leonard Collazo, 47, of 409 Walton Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation
of probation.
March 13, Javier Lopez Hernandez, 30, of 2235 Harris Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on an out-of-county!
warrant.
March 13, Claude Mitchel Myers, 55, of 1510 Lake Branch
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on an
out-of-county warrant.
March 13, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South, a fight on
Vandolah Road, criminal mischief on Sally Place and a theft on
Ralph Smith Road were reported.

March 12, Omar Castellanos Garcia, 37, of Smith Road, Wau-
chula, was detained on an out-of-county warrant. He had been ar-
rested by Wauchula Police Department Ofc. Amy Drake on a
charge of no valid license.
March 12, Edward Garza, 29, of 3416 S. Hickory St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with selling metham-
phetamine within 1,000 feet of a convenience store, school or
church, two counts possession of drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a conveyance store,
school or church. .%
March 12, Osles Lazarre, 23, of 676 Honeysuckle St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with battery.
March 12, a residential burglary on Lost Acres Drive, and
thefts on Carlton Street and Micanopy Drive were reported.

March 11, Roger Ricardo Alfaro, 42, of 1100 Oak St., Jenn-
ings, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with larceny
petit theft, and fraud giving a false ID to a law enforcement
officer.
March 11, Jesus Rodriguez, 40, of 4437 Central Ave., Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
S March 11, burglary of a conveyance on Sweetwater Road,
criminal mischief on Old Bradenton Road and Wilkerson Road,
and thefts on Mockingbird Laneand on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

March 10, Robert Allen Ray, 47, of 3798 Oak Hills Ranch
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and
charged with two counts battery.
March 10, vehicles were reported stolen on Hanusch Road
and on Kelly Roberts Road, and criminal mischief on U.S. 17
South and on Griffin Road was also repo tia.

March 9, Alberto Guzman Suarez, 38, General Delivery,
Immokalee, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
battery and shoplifting from a merchant.
March 9, Amado Garcia, 19, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession
of marijuana. He was detained on four counts violation of proba-
tion, three counts of failure to appear in court and a traffic viola-
tion.
March 9, a residential burglary on SR 62, and thefts on Maude
Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
S March 14, Roger Sylvester Darty, 44, of 315 SR 62, Wau-
I chula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorder-
ly intoxication. At the jail, Dep. Johnny Trammell detained Darty
on a charge of withholding support of children.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate fora 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 8"hday 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: Allcia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD004XXXX 3:5-26c


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
March 15, a fight on Morales Avenue, criminal mischief on
Roy Moore Road, Lisa Drive and Boyd Cowart Road, and a theft
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 14, Chester Velasquez Garcia, 20, General Delivery,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Jesse
DeBoom and charged with DUI and no valid license.
March 14, Pablo Lopez, 38, of 2188 Ralph Smith Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of non-support.
March 14, thefts at Sally Place and Cardinal Road were re-


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
46.00.
Slaughter Bulls:
62.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 110.00-130.00;
300-400 lbs., 95.00-125.00; and
400-500 lbs., 85.00-113.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 83.00-100.00;
300-400 lbs., 80.00- 96.00; and
400-500 lbs., 76.00- 90.00.
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 37.00-

Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 53.50-


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 Edst Line Of the West Half of
the East Half of Section 36 for a distance of
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.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shaH
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 22d day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 27" 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 3:12-4:2c


March 14, a fight on Heard Bridge Road was reported.

March 13, a theft on Rust Avenue was reported.

March 12, Ronald Lee Boyd, 48, of 409 N. Ninth Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with disor-
derly intoxication.

March 10, Catherine L. Brant, 38, of 1042 Magnolia Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with
four counts larceny theft, and four counts passing a forged or
altered bank bill, note or check.
March 10, a residential burglary on Townsehd Street, fights at
Melendy Street and on Palmetto Street and thefts on River Chase
Court, Seminole Street and'Oak Forest Drive were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 12, a fight at Jones Road and Mason-Dixon Avenue
was reported.

March 9, a theft on Maple Avenue was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 9, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.




For the week ended March 12, 2009:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,790, com-
pared to 4,754 last week, and 6,077 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 3.00 higher,
feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 lower.




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