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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 16
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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Man Pleads


To Child-Porn Charges


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Bowling Green business-
man accused of having child
porn on his office computer has
entered into a plea agreement
with the prosecution.
Billy Joe Staton Jr., of Staton
Inc. at 5200 U.S. 17 N.,
changed his plea from not
guilty to no contest on Tuesday
afternoon in Hardee Circuit
Court:in exchange for a reduc-
tion in the number of counts
against him.
The new plea came as a result
of a negotiated plea agreement



Grills

Fire Up

On Main
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Grillin' & Chillin' on Main is
back with a bite and taste buds
everywhere have anticipated its
return.
Beginning this Friday at 5
p.m. Main Street Heritage Park
in Wauchulaw.all, be filled iih
live entertainment, classic:cars,
cookoffs and, most importantly,
barbecue.
The two-day event is free for
everyone.
Parking will be available at the
Wauchula Municipal Complex,
the Department of Motor Ve-
hicles office, the Town Centre
shopping plaza and side streets
surrounding the six-block radi-
us. Streets that will be shut
down will be Main Street,
Seventh and Eighth avenues to
Palmetto and Orange streets
beginning at 4 p.m. Friday
afternoon.
Fans of the finger-licking-
good food can enjoy chicken,
ribs, brisket and pork from the
barbecue contestants and even
have the opportunity to see their
setups before the big competi-
tion on Saturday.
Other tasty competitions will
feature a chili cookoff and a
dessert cookoff, where local
judges will decide the winner
and cash prizes will be award-
ed.
Adding to the good food will
be entertainment for all ages,
including bounce houses and
arts and crafts for elementary
school-age children. The adults
can. fill their ears with live
music provided by Woody Det-
wiler with Karasoul. Car lovers
See GRILLS 3A


WEATHER
BATE HWQH W BLlM l
03/18 82 58 0.02
03/19 84 55 0.00
03/20 84 52 0.00
03/21 81 54 0.00
03122 77 49 0.00
03/23 75 51 0.08
03/24 81 47 0.10
TOTAL Rainfall to 0324109 2.24
Same period last year 3.15
Ten Year Average 52.95
Source: Univ. of al. Ona Rnearch Center

INDEX
Classifieds................... 6B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter..................7C
Hardee Living................2B
Obituaries:......................4A
Information Roundup....5A
School Lunch Menus....5A



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between defense attorney Ted
Weeks and Assistant State
Attorney Alan Burns. In it, the
prosecutor agreed to pursue
only counts 1-6 of the posses-
sion of child pornography
charges Staton faces. Counts 7-
26 will be dropped.
The plea agreement was pre-
sented to and accepted by


Acting Circuit Judge Jeff J.
McKibben in the absence of
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle.
McKibben ordered the custom-
ary pre-sentencing investigation
into Staton's background, and
set sentencing for May 5 at 1:30
p.m.
Staton waived his right to be
sentenced by the same judge


Retreat/Concert Venue


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advcate
* Imagine a 40-a re retreat cen-
ter in Hardee County?
It's become more than a
dream for Mike Graham and
Power & Light Productions.
The property has been
acquired and surveyed, plans
drawn and the campaign to
make it a reality has begun.



Federal

Stimulus

Skips 17
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four-laning the rest of U.S.
17 is not on the front burner
now.
"There will be no federal
highway stimulus dollars for
U.S. 17 through Hardee
County," said Lauren Hatchell,
media relations specialist at the
Bartow office of the state
Department of Transportation.
Hatchell explained that the
local project, 10.8 miles from
the DeSoto County Line to the
south side of Zolfo Springs, is
"not shovel ready within 120
days," one of the criteria for eli-
gibility for stimulus money.
Hatchell said the re-evalua-
tion of the alternate routes for
separated one-way pairs has
See FEDERAL 2A


Graham showed the plan last
week. Completed by a Tulsa
architect, a cousin who donated
his services free, it includes a
2,000-seat main floor, stage,
food service or cafeteria area,
restrooms, offices and more.
Eventually, it will have sports
fields, too.
Off SR 66 at Davis Ranch
Road, it will be visible from the


highway, and accessible
through a one-quarter-mile
road. Parking will be on acres
of grass, compatible with the
rural setting. The acreage was
surveyed by Germaine Survey-
ing Inc. of Sebring, which
donated its services.
To cut costs, the building is
not air-conditioned, but has an
open pavilion ventilation sys-


who accepted his plea, and will
instead be sentenced by Ezelle
on that date.
The plea agreement seeks a
short prison term followed by a
lengthy period of supervised
probation. Ezelle will consider
that recommendation before
imposing a penalty on Staton.
Further, the agreement calls


for the court to designate Staton
a sexual offender.
Staton, 31,df 309 Apple Ave.
n.;Bwling Green, remains out
on bond as he awaits sentenc-
ing.
Staton was first charged with
24 counts of possession of child
pornography by the Bowling
See MAN 2A


Staton


Flexible


Funding


Approved
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Not many voters turned out at
the polls Tuesday, but those
who did overwhelmingly
approved a school proposal
seeking the ability to move
funds from one budget line to
another.
Called "flexible funding," the
plan allows school districts to
use tax money meant for capi-
tal-outlay projects for the gen-
eral-operating budget instead.
The voter approval gives the
Hardee County School District
the ability to shift those dollars
around for a period of four
years. Then, if needed, the flex-
ible-funding plan would have to
be renewed by voters.
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti has said about
$1 million will be moved from
See FLEXIBLE 2A



b SR 66
ries of Moses and Noah. He is
the author of the well-known
"Story of Jesus" production,
which he revises each year to
keep it interesting and biblical-
ly accurate. Now, it takes an
army of volunteers to quickly
reconstruct the 250-foot pano-
ramic set at the Cattleman's
Arena each year when the coun-
See RETREAT 2A


DRIVERS INJURED


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Last Thursday's crash at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Florida Avenue in Wauchula left two people injured. Reported
at 8:29 a.m., Hardee County Fire-Rescue responded with one fire engine and two ambulances. Fire-Rescue said the
17-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet Lumina pictured at left above was ejected from the vehicle, while the 27-
year-old female driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was able to crawl from its wreckage. Both were airlifted to Tampa
General Hospital, Fire-Rescue said. The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene, but after repeated attempts to
obtain a report, the FHP continues to respond that it has no information on the crash.


coming T
tem. There is a ramp or elevator
access to the chair-backed sta-
dium seating. The huge stage
will have backdrops designed to
look like portions of rural
Palestine, yet able to set the
mood and atmosphere for most
any performance.
Graham hopes to have three
productions a year. Last sum-
mer, he wrote scripts for the sto-


Machine Pitch

Finishes Play

... Photos 11B


SLOW DOWN!


COURTESY PHOTO
Flora and fauna abound now that spring has come to Payne Creek Historic State Park in Bowling Green. Its time to
stop and smell the jasmine, park writer Frankie Larramore advises in her column on 8A. And if that isn't enough to
get you to take the time to visit the local park, park Citizen Support Organization member Bob Battles further tempts
you with this picture of a gopher tortoise on the move.


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


PRECO on March 19 held a dedication and open house for
their new two-story $10 million headquarters for the 10-county
electrical cooperative. There were 1,000 days of planning and 336
days of construction.
There were no change,orders, and the contractor refunded
PRECO $101,300, reported general manager Bill Mulcay. He said
the 48,616-square foot building is very energy efficient.
PRECO got its start in 1940 under President Franklin D.
Roosevelt's New Deal program allowing federal government loans
to build electric lines in rural America. PRECO has about 35,000
member owners in its area.

Michael Guido, author of the Seeds From The Sower column
that appears here and in 1,500 other newspapers, passed away Feb.
21, 2009, at the age of 94. The columns will continue well into the
future, reported Dr. Lawrence Guido, president of the Guido
Evangelistic Association.

About 10 local musicians of all ages. will present a Beethoven
Blast Saturday at I p m. at the Wauotwa Woi n's Club building'
at Seventh Ave. ind Palmetto St. Adium"ion is ee.

,Hardee Couity remains under a Phase II Severe Water
Shortage restriction by the Southwest Florida Water Management
District. Lawn watering is limited to one day a week. SWFWMD
estimates outdoor irrigation accounts for about 50 percent of resi-
dential water usage. Residents should consider turning off their
irrigation systems when it rains.
River flows, lake levels and aquifer levels remain far below
normal, the agency reported. SWFWMD covers 16 counties and
nearly half, including Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco, are under
Phase III extreme alert.
For Hardee lawns these house numbers apply: ending in 0 or
1, water only Monday; 2 or 3, Tuesday; 4 or 5, Wednesday; 6 or 7,
Thursday; 8 or 9 and locations without a discernible address,
Friday. Car washing is limited to once a week. Low volume water-
ing-of plants and shrubs is allowed anytime. Full details are at the
district's website at watermaters.org/restrictions.

The annual Nature Fest will be held Saturday, May 9, from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hardee Lakes off Ollie Roberts Road northwest of
Fort Green. This is sponsored by the Hardee County Commission
and the Hardee Chamber of Commerce. There will be food, music,
fishing tournaments, butterfly experience, trolley rides, alligator
alley, fossil fun zone, canoeing clinics, K-9 clinics, information
booths, prizes, boat exhibits, and a scavenger hunt. There will be
camping the night before.
Hardee Lakes was donated to the county by IMC which is now
Mosaic.

Grillin' and Chillin' will be held Friday from 5 to 9 and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p:m. at Main Street Heritage Park in
Wauchula. The event is sponsored by the chamber, Main Street
Wauchula, Florida BBQ, CF and Mosaic.
Friday will include live entertainment, classic cars, barbecue,
and chili and dessert cook-offs.
Saturday will include live entertainment, arts and crafts ven-
dors, kids activities and barbecue, judging and awards.

The city of Wauchula recently purchased the Coker Fuel build-
ing and property in downtown Wauchula on Main Street for
$375,000. The company can lease the property for $1,000 a month
until it builds a new facility on U.S. 17 north.

Florida has about 100,000 state prison inmates. John and
Eileen Sala have a prison and teaching ministry based in Sebring
called Little Lambs Inc. Sala said some people are lost, threatened,
with attacks on marriage and biblical values, and sin glorified by
the world's message.
Some people are so lost, confused or addicted that "prison is
very often a step in the right direction because now they can be
sober enough to take stock of their own future and their need. And
believe us when we say that there are many other religions com-
peting for the souls in prison," said Sala. Many years ago John Sala
was addicted and spent time inside prison bars. He wrote a book
entitled "I'm Not Coming Back."

Regular unleaded gasoline has crept up to $1.99 a gallon in
Hardee this week. That is still a lot better than last year's high of
about $4 a gallon.

Hardee had a light rain earlier this week. The orange harvest
continues. Orange trees are blooming. The college basketball play-
offs and Major League Baseball spring training are under way. The
stock market has gone up in the last week.


Your Business Could Appear Here!
"Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald Advocate


RETREAT
Continued From 1A
ty fair ends.
When not in use by Power &
Light Productions, the SR 66
setting will be available free to
the community for church or
civic activities,. camps, con-
certs, other productions.
Graham envisions the proper-
ty's use by people from Hardee
County, and possibly from near-
by Highlands or DeSoto coun-
ties. The cast area will have a
costume shop, showers, rest-
rooms and nursery areas in
addition to the concession/food
and a little museum where old
family Bibles and other spiritu-
al artifacts will be on display.
There will be a storage area for
scenery from the annual pro-
ductions.
Officially, the property was
transferred last fall from
Donald T. Davis Limited
Partnership to Power & Light
Productions of Wauchula Inc.
for $320,000. Unofficially, the
property was donated, with a
stipulation that construction
begins within 10 years or the
property reverts to the Davis
family.
Three years ago, Mike and
Betsy (Davis) Dambois visited
"The Story of Jesus," and were
overwhelmed by its realistic
scenery and scenes in the annu-
al five-weekend drama about
the life, death, resurrection and
Second Coming of Christ Jesus,
which is under way at this time.
They invited her father, Don
Davis and his wife to view the
play and they were convinced,
freeing up what would be part
of her inheritance for the future
of this production and others.
Graham hopes to have the
property ready within four to
five years. Lavon Cobb has vol-
unteered to steer the fund-rais-
ing for this venture. He can be
reached at 773-3839.
Graham clarifies that separate
accounts are kept for his vari-
ous activities. There is one for
the Real Life Church on U.S. 17
North about a mile before
Bowling Green. This is where
he most often can be found.
Another account is set up for
Power & Light Productions and
its main activity, "The Story of
Jesus." Tickets are still avail-
able for this year's remaining
four weekends of the exciting
drama. Visit the Web site
www.storyofjesus.com or call
375-4031.: ,
The third account will i3e" for
the Davis property retreat. Any-
one who wants to help with this
project in any way can contact
Cobb or call Graham.


gone to the federal highway
division for its study, but the
design, right-of-way purchase'
and construction projects are
not in current plans.
The 2008-09 through 2012-
13 District One five-year work
plan included $4.4 million in
fiscal year 2010-11 for engi-
neering for the southern portion
of U.S. 17 from the DeSoto
County Line to CR 634 -
Sweetwater Road. There was
only $18,000 in that five-year
plan for the northern portion of
the project, that being the
money spent for re-evaluation
or a design change in Decem-
ber.
The current District One five-
year plan (for fiscal years 2009-
10 through 2013-14) does show
increased dollars for the U.S. 17
project. It identifies $5.9 mil-
lion for preliminary engineering
for the 5.5-mile north section of
the project in the 2009/10 fiscal
year and $4.4 million in 2010-
11 and $8.3 million in 2011-12,
all to fund engineering for the
south 5.034 miles of the project.
Plans for finishing the four-
laning of U.S. 17 have been "in
the works" for 30 to 50 years,
depending on who you talk to.
At its Dec. 15 public hearing,
DOT said the original Project
Development and Environment
Study recommended widening
U.S. 17 from two to four lanes
was completed in 2006.
The December design change
proposal would include the use
of the railroad right-of-way for
a northbound one-way pair sys-
tem around the Brookside Bluff
Condominium Community and
the Bluffs Golf Course. The



FLEXIBLE
Continued From 1A
capital outlay to the general
operating fund. He said the abil-
ity to make that switch was
necessitated by deep and con-
tinuing budget cuts at the hands
of the state Legislature.
Voters agreed with his assess-
ment.
All 12 of the county's voting
precincts were open from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, but activ-
ity was light and booths were
.fteji vacant.
The S' r\ isd~iW. Elections
Office orts allow \oLer
turnout of just 12.65 percent.
It was nearly all positive for
the plan, however, as 1,416 vot-
ers said "yes" and just 88 said
"no."


Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


The phrase has been uttered all over Hardee County by this
time. It's the one that starts out, "Well, it's over now ... "
Pioneer Park Days 2009 has now slipped into our memories.
The visitors to Cracker Trail Museum and Pioneer Village dur-
ing the five-day event once again surpassed last year's number.
New demonstrators were on hand to show what it was like to tan
animal hides or shape pieces of stone to manufacture tools and
strikers for flintlock firearms.
Lydia's House ladies demonstrated-the art of woodstove cook-
ing by serving up samples of hobo stew and preparing breakfast in
the large iron skillet each day. Sherry White and her girls outfitted
themselves in period dress daily and provided rides in a wooden
wagon for guests.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans were highly visible as they
*set up camps around the Hart Cabin. The Civil War re-enactment
was a huge success, and guests covered the hill leading up from the
low spot which once held the Zolfo Pool as well as the back porch
and steps of the pavilion. As the soldiers met each other with their
rifles and pistols firing, onlookers cheered their respective heroes
on to victory. The blasts from one of the two cannons on display
could be heard as far as the Nickerson-Ullrich building at the far
end of the park.
Completing the numerous events and displays supplied by the
SCV and United Daughters of the Confederacy was an actual wed-
ding in full period dress at 3:30 on the Hart Cabin grounds. This
affair was attended by more than 100 visitors, who viewed an
authentic military wedding as Chaplain Robert Lloyd and Janis
Bell Sharpe exchanged vows.
The Florida Frontiersmen also were ever present as they com-
pleted their third year as participants during Pioneer Park Days.
Period toys, tools and the welcome aroma of "fry bread" were
some of the reasons increasing crowds come to enjoy the ever-
growing demonstration area at Cracker Trail Museum and Pioneer
Village.
In addition to the new activities were the traditional black-
smithing skills of Mike McIntyre each day at the C.A. Bryant
Blacksmith Shop, representatives from the Zolfo Springs Post
Office affixing hand stamps to envelopes at the one-room Post
Office building, and the storytelling talents of Wendell Smith at the
Hart Cabin.
Yes, once again Pioneer Park Days is but a memory to those of
us who worked to bring some new and exciting things to the citi-
zens of Hardee County this year. But, it's really just the beginning
of some of the planning that will go into providing an even better
42nd annual event next March 3-7.
Cracker Trail Museum was extremely pleased with the atten-
dance this year and we promise to bring you some new and excit-
ing demonstrations and events during next year's Pioneer Park
Days.
Remember, though, it's not necessary to wait until next year
during Pioneer Park Days to visit Cracker Trail Museum. Plan a
visit soon to view the constantly growing display of Hardee County
photographs and memorabilia.
S The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. II' you wish to donate to the museum, contact us at 735-2377.


Green Police Department on
Feb. 18, 2008. In all, 26 counts
were lodged against him.
He posted a $120,000 surety
bond to gain his release from
custody pending trial. Now, that
trial will not be needed.
Staton's arrest had followed
an Internet investigation last
year into child-porn downloads.
Yahoo.com reported suspicious
images on a Flickr.com account
eventually traced to Staton.
Bowling Green police ob-


trained search warrants, seizing
a computer at the mobile home
and auto sales business where
Staton worked. On it, they said,
they found 106 photos and 17
videos, some depicting children
in pornographic situations.
Twenty of those photos and
six of the videos met the criteria
for child pornography, the
BGPD said.
A search of Staton's home
found nothing.


ABOUT ...

Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each
additional word is 20 cents. Ads in all cap-
itals are 32 cents per word. Headlines are
$2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $3
extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


FEDERAL
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advantage to the new design--provide a safe, interconnected
was to speed up the project, statewide transportation system
leaving the current two-lane for Florida's citizens and visi-
U.S. 17 as the southbound pair tors that ensures the mobility of
and constructing only a new people and goods, wbil'e, en-
northbound pair. hancing economic prosperity
A DOT handout in December and sustaining the quality of our
said the state would need 37.5 environment."
acres of right-of-way from 39 Among the items on the
parcels for crossover connec- agenda for the Hardee Cognty.
tions and' bridge work. "This Commission today (Thursday)
schedule will lead to a final is a letter to U.S. Congressman
Federal Highway Administra- Vern Buchanan requesting his
tion approval of the project doc- assistance in obtaining $4.3
umentation and preferred con- million in bridge costs for U.S.
cept in the spring of 2009," said 17. "The project of 4-laning
the handout, but also noted that U.S. Highway 17 throughout
re-design and right-of-way Hardee County began nearly
acquisition would carry the pro- four decades ago. The hope was
ject through 2012, with no con- to have this completed in the
struction scheduled in the five- next five to ten years; however,
year plan. generations have passed contin-
Hardee County officials have uing to see this delayed . .
repeatedly refused to approve There, is no doubt that U.S.
DOT's five-year plans, insisting Highway 17 is the economic
"it's our time," in wanting more lifeblood of Hardee County and
immediate action on U.S. 17. a Rural Area of Critical
The five-year plans give the Economic Concern, we plead
DOT mission statement as fol- for you to assist us with this,"
lows: "The Department will says portions of the letter.



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March 26, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A


COURTESY PHOTO
Lionettes (from left) Chelsea Harris and Tealsha Owens
at Hardee Senior High School display some of the for-
mal wear ready for the Dress Boutique.


Donate To Make A


Dream Come True


The Lionettes at Hardee
Senior High School are spon-
soring their fourth annual Dress
Boutique.
This project has been very
successful in the past years due,
to the donations from the com-
munity. Once again, this is your
chance to clean out your closet
and help a young lady's dream
come true to be the belle of the
prom or of the eighth-grade
banquet.
Each year, the Lionettes col-
lect formal and dinner dresses
along with accessories to pro-
vide to girls at Hardee Senior
and Hardee Junior high schools
who are in need of dressy attire
for their prom or class banquet.
To fill the need, the Lionettes
are asking for donations of


"nearly new" and used formal
or dinner gowns and accessories
in excellent condition. Needed
items include purses, shoes,
jewelry, shawls and wraps.
All must be appropriate for
young girls to wear.
Contact Martha Shiver at the
senior high at 773-3181 exten-
sion 256, or drop off your dona-
tions at Cat's On Main in the
Town Centre at U.S. 17 and
Main Street.
Donations must be made no
laler than this coming Tuesday.
The Dress Boutique itself will
be held from 6 to 8 o'clock at
Cat's On Main on the evening of
Thursday April 2. Girls also
may contact Shiver or Leigh
Nicholson to pick up dresses at
Hardee High School anytime.


County Staffs: Less Revenue, More Jobs


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The annual report for the past
fiscal year shows the depth of
commitment of
county employees.
Janice Williamson, director
of finance, presented the annual
report for fiscal year 2007/08 to
the Hardee County Commission
last week. The 28-page report
.for the work year which ended
Sept. 30, shows the cutbacks in
revenue.
Some is due to grant contri-
butions for projects which are
completed in transportation and
landfill expansion. Others are
due to decrease in tax revenue
due to Amendment I and the
slumping economy.
The annual audit report on
April 2 will show how well the
county has done in balancing its
decreasing budget, said
Williamson.
The annual report is dedicat-
ed to Mary Nicholson, a 14-
year county employee who lost
her battle with cancer late last
year. Also honored was in
Hinton "Shack" Shackelford, a
22-year employee who has
retired as assistant manager of
the county's parks.
Budget meetings, which will
begin the long process at the
May 15 planning session, will
have to take in account the
shrinking revenue. Some of the
$680,000 budgeted for non-
profit agencies around the
county nay suffer, along with
the five major divisions within
the county.
A chart is included in the
annual report, which can be
found on the county's website,
Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners by fol-
lowing links to the Office of
Management and Budget.
The annual report describes
the five divisions perhaps best
known by residents. Economic
Development is a frequent
issue, as are roads, buildings
and sanitation; growth manage-
ment, such as code enforcement
and the building department;
planning and zoning; and solid
waste (landfill).
When Williamson finished


her report, she turned the micro-
phone over to Janet Gilliard,
director of community develop-
ment and grants, who gave a
more in-depth report on the
General Services Division, its
budget and staff cuts, and
details of each. Pete Zelyk,
county probation; Jane Long,
human resources and Pioneer
Park Days; Patti Lang, library;
and Jack Logan, purchasing,
were on hand to answer ques-
tions on their departments. All
five, including Gilliard, are
"misers and use their dollars
well. We love our jobs and are
passionate about it," said
Gilliard..

Purchasing
With the retirement of one
employee, the unit is down to
four employees, who together
represent 45 years of public ser-
vice. The budget has been
reduced to less than $200,000,
with which to handle advertis-
ing and opening bids, awarding
contracts, requisitions for all
county departments, processing
invoices, credit card purchases
and reducing inventory of non-
essential items.

Probation
Reduced from three to two
employees, this department is
almost entirely self-supporting,
with $111,000 of its $121,000
budget raised through probation
fees of $50 per month. If the
average 220 per month proba-
tioners were in jail, at $64 a day,
it would cost the county
$14,000 a day. Probationers,
instead, work and support their
families, and also provide near-
ly 3,500 hours of community
service, saving the county over
$25,000. The department also
collects fines and fees and resti-
tution.

Library
Although 1.5 positions were
cut and library hours limited to
weekdays, the Hardee County
Library actually increased its
circulation and visitors. It
raised $103,000 in fines,
copies and grants last year and
yet increased the young adult


collection and children's pro-
grams. There are over 66,000
books, DVDs, magazines and
other items. Out-of-work peo-
ple are using the library's com-
puters more often for work
searches and change of jobs,
while students use the reference
materials, and readers of all
ages order books and materials
through the Heartland
Cooperative.

Human Resources
There are three employees,
one entirely paid from the
Pioneer Park Days budget,
which occupies year-round con-
tacts with vendors, suppliers,
concessioniers, etc. The staff
files job openings, receives
applications and interviews
applicants; prepares 26 differ-
ent payrolls; files Workman's
Comp and liability claims; han-
dles two union contracts; and
serves on various health and
benefit fairs.
Pioneer Park work heats up in
February, coordinating all the
aspects of the annual five-day
extravaganza of pioneer life,
flea markets, entertainment,
antique autos and equipment,
ticket sales and camping.
Revenue usually exceeds
expenses, freeing up some of
those dollars for other play-
ground equipment, trails,
restrooms and fishing at the
other county parks.

Community
Development/Grants
Gilliard's department, at a
high of nine employees after the
2004 hurricanes, now has five,
three paid by the grants they
help administer. A lot of focus is
on housing rehabilitation and
homeowner assistance, spend-
ing over $2 million last fiscal
year to help eliminate substan-
dard housing, increase accessi-
bility for the elderly and physi-
cally impaired, and homebuyer
counseling and assistance.
The office also helped obtain
and administer grants for
Pioneer Park Museum, the
library, courthouse renovation,
landfill expansion and animal
services, health care, recreation


can enjoy a feast for the eyes in
the form of classic cars, with
over 20 that will fill the parking
.spaces of Main Street.
The fun will last until 9 that
evening but will begin again at
10 on Saturday morning.
The barbecue cookoff will
start on Saturday, and 24 teams
are set to compete to decide
who has the best food. There
will be four different divisions,
including chicken, brisket, ribs
and pork. The majority of the
teams are competing in all four
areas. ,
There are two types of teams:
Professional Barbecuers, who
are members of the Florida
Barbecue Association; and the
Backyard Division, which is for
those who are competing for
fun.
Both divisions have to follow
the rules of the Florida Barbe-
cue Association. Judging the
competition will be individuals
who are certified through the
association. '
For the professionals there is
a. grand prize of $1,500, a
reserve prize of $1,000, and up
to fifth place is awarded in each
category.
The backyard division will


feature a first-place prize of
$200, second place $100, and
third place $50 in each catego-
ry.
Also on Saturday, many ven-
dors will set up shop selling
tasty favorites like boiled'pea-
nuts, cotton candy and straw-
berry shortcake. Combining the
best of both worlds, the Wau-
chula Police Department will be
selling deep-fried Twinkies and
Little Debbies.
Live entertainment will begin
at 10 a.m. until noon with First
Christian Church Praise Band;
followed by a performance by
the YMCA from noon until
12:45. At 1 p.m., Tip Toes
Dance Studio will provide a
dance routine followed by the
bluegrass band Willow Creek at
1:30 p.m.
At 2:30 the Sounds of
Sebring barber shop quartet will
perform, followed by Signal 20
at 3 p.m. The barbecue award
ceremony will begin promptly
at 5 p.m.
Heritage Park will also be
filled with jewelry, pottery,
plants, stationery gifts and a
variety of other trinkets for sale
by arts and crafts vendors.


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
March 16-22. Listings in-clude
the name of the owner or con-
tractor, the address for the pro-
ject, the type of work to be
done, and the cost involved.
Only projects valued at $1,000
or more are listed.

APPLIED
All Types Aluminum, Arrow-
head Loop, screen room,
$9,722..
Lisa/Steve Cantu, Altman
Road, enclose carport, $13,750.
Rivard Residential Services,
SR 64 West, rehab, $7,025.
Danny Farrer, Sally Place,
enclose carport, $9,500.

ISSUED
Charles Earle Jr., U.S. 17
South, commercial rehab,
$55,000.
Elizabeth Zamora, Sixth
Street, Zolfo Springs, re-roof,
$5,917.
Wayne,Rickert, Apple Blos-
som Lane, enclose porch,
$8,330.
Emory Rivers, Baker Street,
demolition, $3,900.
Long's Air Conditioning,
Cedar Street, heat pump,
$3,200.
Mark Moye Air Condition-
ing, Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, straight cool, $4,000.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Although bona fide non-resi-
dential agricultural structures
are not required to comply with
the building codes, a "farm
building permit" is required for
land use and fire code enforce-
ment. Screening of any space
which requires structure or
framing to be added requires a
permit.


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sion. Altogether, grants com-
bined for over $9 million in fis-
cal year 08/09.

Other notes,
The other county departments
outlined in the annual report
also had bits of interesting.
information.
The Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) unit supplies
computer data and maps show- .
ing roads, drainage systems,
culverts and bridges, fire
hydrants and communication
towers all over the county.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
and Emergency Management
responded to 4,000 calls last
year. Animal control responded
to just over 1,100 complaints
and issued 108 citations.
There are 310 miles of paved
road, 201 miles of unpaved
roads and 70 bridges as well as
numerous culverts, driveway
connections, utility permits,
drainage and roadway signage
handled by the Road and Bridge
Department. Fleet maintenance
responded to 435 road calls,
437 overtime service calls and
processed 2,222 work orders
for maintenance and repair on
county vehicles from fire trucks
to graders to pickups.
The county landfill processed
19,674 tons of garbage, 1,055
tons of wood and yard waste,
136 tons of scrap metal, 203
tons of tires and 22 tons of haz-
ardous materials last year.
There were 227 tons of concrete
crushed and 105 tons of recy-
clables (batteries, cardboard,
newspapers, electronics, etc.)
collected.
There were 163 new permits
issued, 1,017 inspections, 29
citations and 30 court appear-
ances handled by the Building
and Code Enforcement office
last year.
The animal refuge success-
fully relocated 12 deer, con-
structed a Sulcata Tortoise
exhibit, acquired a great horned
owl, and accepted a rescued
American Black Bear and a
burned baby raccoon which was
also rescued. There were 11,437
visitors to the refuge last year.


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Obituaries


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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
tnder 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),
LisadJo Kalmbacher and hus-
band Rob of Lincolnton,
North Carolina, Gary Edward
Thompson and wife Marisol
of New Mexico, Alisha Jill
Thompson of Arcadia, Don-
aid 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
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; 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
and 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
Resthaven, 298 Resthaven
Rd., Zolfo Springs, Florida,
or Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun'N Lake Boulevard,
Sebring, Florida 33872, in
her memory.



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HELEN RUTH TERRELL
Helen Ruth Terrell, 89, of
Sarasota, died .Friday, March
20, 2009.
Born in Fort Green on July
15, 1919 she moved from J.il.
to Sarasota in 1988. She was a
Licensed Practical Nurse for the
State Hospital and member of
Union Baptist Church in Lily
from 1952-1988, and a member
of Bee Ridge Baptist Church
since 1988.
Survivors include one son,
Larry C. Terrell; one daughter,
Joann Koch of Sarasota; five
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednes-
day, March 25, from 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. at Union Baptist
Church. Services followed at
10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Al
Blum officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Lily Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

MARGARET CRIFASE
Margaret Crifase, 78, of
Wauchula, died Friday, March
20, 2009, at Hardee Manor in
Wauchula.
Born May 11, 1930, in Do-
than, Ala., she came to Hardee
County from Chicago, 1ll. in
1970. She was a homemaker
and a lifetime member of the
VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her two
daughters, Linda Chamberlain
of Sebring and Frances Stayler
of Wauchula; one sister, Joann
Gay of Wauchula; nine grand-
children; and 19 great-grand-
children.
Cremation arrangements are
being made.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring

JACQUELINE M. LAMB
Jacqueline M. Lamb, 71, of
Fort Meade, died Wednesday,
March 18, 2009, at Bartow
Regional Medical Center in
Bartow.
Born May 20, 1937, in
Geneva, Ala. and was a lifelong
resident of Fort Meade. She was
a computer analyst for Lake
Wales Hospital and a member
of- New 0Uginning Church of
God of FoiMveade.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ray Lamb of Fort Meade;
three sons, Stephen Spivey of
Arizona, Stacey Spivey of
California, and Stan Spivey of
Arizona; three daughters, Terri
Roberts of Fort Meade, Tammy
Spivey of Maryland, and Rene
Holloway of Ocala; one broth-
er, Angus "Bo" McDougald;
one sister, Juanita Powers of
Cleveland, Ohio; and several
grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
Visitation was held on
Sunday, March 22, at the funer-
al home. Services were held on
Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at the
New Beginning Church of God
of Fort Meade with the Rev.
Larry Barrentine officiating.
Interment followed at Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


FRANCES ELIZABETH
MOORE
Frances Elizabeth Moore,
67, of Zolfo Springs, died
Tuesday, March 3, 2009, i'
Tampa.
Born in Caro, Ga., she came
to Zolfo Springs from Sebring
in 1993. She was a homemaker
and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and her grandson,
Brandon Moore.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 50 years, Julian H.
Moore of Zolfo Springs; three
sons, the Rev. Dr. Thomas
Moore and wife Jackie of Punta
Gorda, Joel Moore of Wauchula
and Julian E. Moore of Penn-
sylvania; two daughters, Candy
Hamilton and husband Bobby
Barnes of Zolfo Springs and
Donna Hunt of Zolfo Springs;
one sister, Thelma Chriswell of
Frostproof; 11 grandchildren;.
three great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to
the American Cancer Society.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
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Though a new one seemingly
arrives each year boasting the
potential for bigger and better
results, fad diets might actually
do more harm than good.
According to the United States
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), fad diets often overem-
phasize one particular food or
type of food, contradicting the
longstanding medical emphasis
on the health benefits of a bal-
anced diet.
Whereas a balanced diet rec-
ommends eating a variety of
foods from the Food Guide
Pyramid, fad diets often place
too great an emphasis on one
specific group while minimiz-
ing if not completely ignoring
the rest of the food groups.
While fad diets might show
instant results, the FDA notes
that longterm positive results,
such as keeping weight off, are
not common. In addition, ceir-
tain fad diets might promote
weight osut result in other,
less noticeable side effects. For
example, a high-protein diet
could also be high in fat. A diet
high in fat could increase cho-
lesterol levels in the blood,
therebyincreasing a person's
risk for heart disease and cer-
tain cancers.
The FDA also notes that no
evidence exists to suggest that
high-protein diets are effective
in helping people maintain ini-
tial weight loss. So while fad
diets might provide instant
results, their effectiveness in the
longterm is unproven, and
dieters could be putting them-
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Lady Wildcats Bash Booker 29-6


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Battling injuries and inexpe-
rience, the Hardee Lady Wild-
cats finally put it all together on
Thursday night.
Coach Leigh Beumal has had
to forge makeshift teams to
make up for injuries. She has
not had a complete varsity
squad in some time and has had
to bring up various junior varsi-
ty players, shorting that team
and canceling those games.
After losing to Frostproof and
Avon Park early in the week,
Hardee went to Sarasota and
bunched up runs on the Booker
Lady Tornadoes.
This week, the girls were
scheduled to play at Sebring on
Monday, host Mulberry on
Tuesday and visit Braden River
today (Thursday).
Next week, there are games
Monday at home against Bra-
den River and Friday at home
for a visit from Palmetto. There
is only one game after Spring
Break, a visit from Fort Meade
on April 14. The Class 4A-
District 10 tournament is at
Palmetto April 20-24.
Hardee has had to play games
without junior reserve pitcher
Halley Marshall. Freshmen
Sabrina Hernandez and Court-
ney Parks are sidelined and
junior Heather St. John is facing
season-ending knee surgery.
Beumal and assistant varsity
coach Sharri Knight have had to
use JV players Taylor Bolin,
Maria Anselmo, Kayla Powell,
Amanda McNabb and Latiesha
Allen in recent games to fill in
some of the gaps.
At Frostproof, Hardee faced
one of the top teams in the area
last Monday. Stranding runners
in nearly every inning, Hardee
succumbed to the Lady Bulldog


attack and lost 11-0.
It was a scoreless game until
the home half of the third inn-
ing. In the opening frame,
Hardee left Elvira Servin and
Kristina Garcia aboard after
they had each singled.
For the second inning, Chel-
sea Owens drew an opening
walk, but was out stretching for
second. Miranda Powell singled
but was stranded.
Frostproof went down one,
two, three.
In the top of the third, Chel-
sey Steedley walked, but could
get no farther. Frostproof got its
first scores, three runs on three
hits and a sacrifice.
After Hardee's first one-two-
three inning in the top of the
fourth, the Lady Dogs added
another pair of scores to make it
5-0.
In the top of the fifth, Servin
singled to right center, but was
stranded again. Frostproof
broke loose for six runs on
walks, singles and a triple.
Hardee left Parks on base
after she singled in the sixth.
Frostproof also stranded a run-
ner.
Hardee went down quietly in
the seventh inning and the game
ended.
It wasn't much different at
Avon Park last Tuesday. Hardee
appeared to start swell, with a
Parks single. She was out on a
Servin fielder's choice and
Garcia and Krystin Robertson
both walked, leaving the bases
loaded when the third out
occurred.
The Lady Devils put a pair of
runs on the board in their first
chance at the plate.
In the second Powell doubled
to center field, but was caught
stealing. Owens drew a walk
but was left standing at first.


Avon Park added one run on
two hits.
Although Servin singled to
right field in the third inning,
her efforts were erased'-by a
double play. The Red Devils
again left a runner on base.:
Neither team scored" in the
fourth inning. In the top of the
third, Steedley singled up the
middle but was left there. Avon
Park added a pair of scores. It
was 5-0. With Hardee going
one-two-three in the top of the
sixth, it opened the door for
Avon Park to put the game
away with five runs for a victo-
ry on the 10-run rule.
Hardee regrouped for its
Thursday trip to Sarasota and!
took control from the get-go.i
Steedley walked. With two
down, Garcia and Robertson|
both singled. Bolin walked as
did Owens, who was left at
third when the final out oc-
curred. Hardee led 4-0.
Pitcher Powell walked the
first Booker batter and struck
out the next ones.
Hardee sent 16 batters to the
plate in the second inning and
brought 10 of them home, leav-
ing the bases jammed. A combi-
nation of hits and walks did the
trick.
Booker left two on base in the
home half of the second.
In the third, Hardee plated
another seven runners. Owens
started it with a triple to deep
left and Powell, Amaris Garza,
Steedley and Garcia followed
with singles and Servin doubled
down the left-field line. Robert-
son and Bolin also scored.
Freshman McNabb went to
the mound. In the next three
innings she gave up six runs,
while Hardee continued to
score at will, taking the final
29-6 victory.


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Glimpse Into Future


By DILLON SKITKA
Special To The Herald-Advocate
SI interviewed Joe Skitka.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Zolfo Springs, in a
hayloft.
Q: What was your first chore
around the house?
A: When I got home from school I
was to shuck corn, then to grind it to
feed the fowls.
Q:What was your first real job
that you had with a regular salary?
A: Picking strawberries for the
Frank brothers and Abbott brothers, for
three cents per quart of strawberries.
Q: What activities did you love to
do when
you where
a child? ,
A I .
loved to
swim, ride horses and play marbles.
Q: Did your family own a vehicle?
If so, what was it?
A: We had a 1931 Chevrolet.
Q: What is your favorite memory
of your childhood?
A: It was when I received a quarter
horse for my 10th birthday.


As a courtesy to our friends and neighbors, obft
are now listed daily at www.hardeeobits.coi


Q: What level of education did
you receive?
A: I attended the Popash school-,J
house for K-8 grade education, andai.
then went to the old Hardee High
School across the road from the court-
house. Then I attended the Zolfo
Springs schoolhouse for my diploma in
1949.
Q: What do you think about the
gradual changes made to cities from
when you were a child until now?
A: The cities now are like the comic
books I read back when I was a child.
Q: When were you born?
A: Aug. 15, 1929.
Q: How many brothers and sisters
did you have? And how was it like
having a large family?
A: I had two brothers and seven sis-
ters, and we were very close as a fami-
ly.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High SchooL Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
drives us to offer the very
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20, 2009.
Born in Fort Green on July
15, 1919 she moved from
Lily to Sarasota in 1988. She
was a Licensed Practical
Nurse for the State Hospital
and member of Union Baptist
Church in Lily from 1952-
1988, and a member of Bee
Ridge Baptist Church since
1988.
Survivors include one son,
Larry C. Terrell; one daugh-
ter, Joann Koch of Sarasota;
five grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wed-
nesday, March 25, from 9:30
to 10:30 a.m. at Union Bap-
tist Church. ServiceS fol-
lowed at 10:30 a.m. With the
Rev. Al Blum officiating.
Interment followed at Lily
Cemetery.



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[ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, DoLughnut, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Green Beans, Pine-
apple Chunks, Juice Bar, Corn-
bread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sand-
wich or Chicken Pot Pie (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Butter Cookies)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Mashed Potatoes,
Juice, Pears) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Nachos
(Salad Tray, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans, Juice, Applesauce) and
Milk

S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-






Group Portrays
Beethoven's Life
Residents of all ages are
invited to come watch a par-
ody and pantomime of Lud-
wig Beethoven's life present-
ed by LaLonde Music.
The free presentation will
be at the Wauchula IWd--
man's, Club atSeventh .Ave-:
nue and Palmetto Street on
Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

Enjoy Family
At Block Party
Northside Baptist Church
will host a neighborhood
block party on Saturday
beginning at 3 p.m. on the
church grounds, 912 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula.
Food, games, a bounce
house and a dunk tank are
just a few examples of the
fun to be had by all.
Admission is free for every-
one.

Learn More
About Childbirth
Expectant mothers and
their coaches can learn all
about the miracle of child-
birth through classes held at
the Hardee County Health
Department.
Classes start April 3 and
continue on the 10th and
24th. For more information
or to register, call 773-4161
extension 170.

Diabetes Class
Begins Soon
A three-day session held
on April 16, 23 and 30 from 9
a.m. to noon. at the Hardee
County Health Department is
open. to residents who are
diabetic or pre-diabetic and
their families.
A two-day session will also
be held April 14 and 21 from
4 to 7 p.m. Both sessions are
available in English and
Spanish. Registration is re-
quired. To enroll call 773-
4161, extension 217.

Are You An


Entrepreneur?
The Florida Heartland
Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative, which serves
,Hardee County, will host a
presentation for entrepre-
neurs who are starting, ex-
panding or relocating a busi-
ness.
The presentation to intro-
duce. the Florida Virtual
Entrepreneur Center is on
Wednesday, April 8, at 11
a.m. at the One-Stop Center
at 2730 U.S. 27 N. in
Sebring. Call Kelly Sweet at
(863) 385-4900 to reserve a
seat.


nut, Buttered Toast, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Lettuce & Tomato,
Garden Peas, Juice Bar, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Salad Bar, Corn-
bread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast:- Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscuit or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Lett-
uce & Tomato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll or Pepper-
oni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Corn, Juice, Ranger Cookies)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Deli
Turkey Sandwich (Lettuce & To-
mato, Mashed Potatoes, Juice,
Pears, Salad Bar) and Milk.

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Pepper-
oni Pizza or Nachos (Tossed
Salad, Juice, Applesauce, Mexi-
can Rice, Pinto Beans w/Ham)
and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Juice Bar, Pineapple Chunks,
Cornbread) and Milk


TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Pineapple Chunks,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Broccoli
Normandy, Peas & CArrots,
Peaches, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice,
Pears, Cheese Grits, Buttered
Toast, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Roll
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Veggie Cup, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Pears, Waldorf Salad,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Baked
Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Broc-
coli, Pears, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Juice, Peaches, Buttered
Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Mexican Rice, Refried
Beans w/Cheese, Corn, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk





THURSDAY. MARCH 26
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School, Math Nite, 3215
Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY. APRIL 2
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
planning and zoning meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


Williams Nominated As


Sunshine State Scholar


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
As Miss Hardee County
2009, Bailee Williams contin-
ues to prove her ability to take
on many roles, whether that be
juggling her academic work-
load or strutting down a runway
with her tiara.
Bailee recently was presented
with two different honors, both
reflecting her academic and
leadership abilities.
The first academic honor she
received was being nominated
to represent this school district
for the Sunshine State Scholar
Award.
Every year, the math and sci-
ence teachers at Hardee Senior
High School put their heads
together and pick one student
who represents the school the
best. After an approval from
Principal Mike Wilkinson, Bail-
ee set off to the University of
South Florida in St. Petersburg
to take a test.
She was presented with a cer-
tificate noting her Sunshine
State Scholar nomination at a
recent meeting of the Hardee
County School Board, and
received a package with good-
ies such as a graphing calcula-
tor, backpack, license plate and
T-shirt inside.
"I felt really honored to have
been nominated for district. I
see other students every day in
my classrooms that are gifted
and intelligent, and yet I was
the one they chose. It makes my
parents and me proud," said
Bailee.
Along with being nominated


for the Sunshine State Scholar,
she also received an honor that
was close to her heart and histo-
ry.
When Bailee was assigned to
write anessay about preserving
American heritage for the
Daughters of the American
Revolution, a fond memory
came to mind, her grandmother.
"This scholarship meant a lot
to me because my grandmother
also received the honor by the
Daughters of the American
Revolution," she said.
For her achievement, Bailee
was awarded a $500 scholar-
ship and her essay will be sent
on to be further judged in the
southeastern region, then on to


national level.
The national winner will
receive a $5,000 scholarship,
along with a trip to Washington,
D.C., for the National DAR
conference.
Not only does this opportuni-
ty represent the passing of the
torch from one family member
to the next, but Bailee also feels
that the values and customs of
the DAR are very similar to her
own.
"I consider myself patriotic
and I share the same values as
the Daughters of the American
Revolution," she said. "Their
values such as service, leader-
ship and patriotism are the same
standards that I hold myself to."


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Schools Superintendent David Durastanti presents
senior Bailee Williams with a Sunshine State Scholar
Award certificate.


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think. Most people with diabetes also have high blood pressure and cholesterol, which can

cause severe heart damage. In fact, 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die from heart disease or

stroke.



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Davis Appointed To GRAND OPENING


Citrus Foundation -


The Florida Citrus Commis-
sion has appointed five industry
leaders td serve on the Board of
Directors for the newly formed
Citrus Research & Develop-
ment Foundation Inc.
The foundation is a not-for-
profit arm of the University of
Florida, called a university
direct-support organization,
established to manage research
projects to yield solutions to
greening and other diseases that
threaten the future of the citrus
industry.
"The Citrus Research &
Development Foundation is the
culmination of efforts begun in
early 2008 by the Florida Citrus
Commission to fund citrus dis-
ease research in a timely and
accountable manner," com-
mented Ken Keck, Florida
Department of Citrus executive
director.
"This new partnership with
the University of Florida will
continue to unify growers, the
best scientific minds, and the
necessary resources to address
the urgent need to solve the dis-
eases that are plaguing our
industry," he added.
The following individuals
were approved by the Florida


LUCKY LEARNER


Citrus Commission for service
on the foundation's board:
Wesley Brumback, Florida
Citrus commissioner, TRB
Groves.
Ricke Kress, Southern
Gardens Citrus.
Jerry Newline, Orangeco of
Florida.
Bob Stambaugh, Sharit,
Bunn & Chilton, law firm.
Dan Gunter, agri-business
consultant.
In addition, Florida Citrus
Mutual appointed five represen-
tatives to the foundation:
Marty McKenna
Wayne Simmons
Bobby Barben
Tom Jerkins
Joe Davis Jr.
Two additional board mem-
bers will be appointed by the
University of Florida and one
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture.
"We look forward to the lead-
ership role that the Citrus
Research & Development
Foundation will play in the bat-
tle against greening," Keck
concluded. "These combined
efforts will continue to help
ensure the future of the Florida
citrus industry."


COURTESY PHOTO.
Paramedic Nancy Sneider of Hardee County Fire-Rescue
recently participated in a training course provided by
Gulfstream Natural Gas Systems. Sneider received spe-
cialized training in emergency response for identifying a
pipeline right of way, handling a potentially hazardous
pipeline condition, responding t6,a pil~ ne rupture or
leak, and answering a pipeline prsines.st station emer t-
gency. As an incentive for the cdo tfe names of par- .
ticipants who successfully completed the training were
placed in a drawing for $1,000. Sneider was the winner of
that check, presented here by Eric Raymond of
Gulfstream while Sneider was on duty at Station 2 in
Zolfo Springs.


eace River Electric


PHOTOS BY KASEY HELMS
Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc.
opened the doors of its new facility dn
( Metheny Road in Wauchula for public tours
last Thursday as part of a dedication cere-
mony. The new building boasts 48,616
square feet and is Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.
During the open house, visitors were invit-
ed to tour the building and help themselves.
to light refreshments. Pictured above is
General Manager Bill Mulcay (far left)
receiving a check for $100,300 from (from
left) McCrory Construction Co.'s Allen
Ansler, Randy Johnson, MCA Architecture's
Alan Home and Dan Smith. The new head-
quarters took 1,000 days of planning and
336 days of construction, and was complet-
ed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Pictured below is Mulcay celebrating the
open house with a custom-made cake dec-
orated with a picture of the new headquar-
Sters.

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Civic Center Fees To Rise?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
More than two-thirds of the
people using the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center do not pay
for its use.
In these tough economic
times, Hardee County Commis-
sioners have to consider all rev-
enue and expenses, including
"free" use of the Agri-Civic
Center at the intersection of
Altman and Stenstrom roads
west of Wauchula.
At their Thursday meeting,
commissioners were told of the
need to have fixed rates and not
be flexible about them. One rea-
son for more consistent billing
is a change in the county man-
ager's office.
Secretary Amalia Arista is
transferring to another position
and the secretary's position will
remain vacant. County Man-
ager Lex Albritton and Office
Manager Sandy Weeks will fill
in the gaps. Scheduling for use
of the Civic Center will be
changed to the public works
office of the Building &
Grounds department.
To avoid inconsistent deci-
sions about waiver of Civic
Center fees, the commission set
about deciding what should be


charged. A standard rate of
$105 per hour is based on a pro-
rated capitalization, water and
sewer use, electric and air con-
ditioning, employee time to
come in for evening or weekend
events, and upkeep/mainte-
nance.
"That represents what it costs
just for the building to be there.
It's the taxpayers' building, but
it has to be maintained. Of the
850 to 1,000 hours the building
is used each year, about 700
hours have not been charged,"
said Albritton, whose office had
been handling scheduling of the
use of the building.
There are basic rules for use
of the building, depending on
events. For standing room only,
the occupant load is 1,475, but a
better average is 688. For seat-
ing only, the limit is about 900.
For the stage only, limit is 143.
For fire/safety, seats are lim-
ited to 16 rows, with aisles left
clear. Doors may not be locked
and all exits must be available
for emergencies.
There are various uses of the
building. One is commercial,
such as wrestling, or private,
such as weddings and parties.
Another is non-profit organiza-
tions, such as youth sports,


Project Graduation, 4-H, ath-
letics or churches, or industry-
related, such as the cattlemen,
Farm Bureau and similar
groups.
Some groups pay a block rate
of $100 per day when they use
the building for intermittent
play or pageant rehearsals, test-
ing, health fairs and such.
Each group is responsible for
security/damage deposits, in
addition to the standard rate.
During board budget work-
shops, a group can petition the
commission to be included in
the particular billing standards
it feels is most applicable.
Many groups have large
meeting rooms or conference
rooms which they can use. But,
rather than spend money on air
conditioning, etc. for it, they
come to use the Civic Center
and ask for a fee waiver. When
possible, it may be better to use
their own for a smaller group-
ing, than use the larger Civic
Center, said commissioners.
They will discuss the issue
more in the May 15 planning
session. Doug Knight, county
project manager, was asked to
follow the guidelines discussed
and come back with the revised
Civic Center user policy.


Name:
Breed:


CC
Catahoula
Leopard Cur
Mix


Sex: Female
Color: Tri-Color
Age: Yc ang Adult
Coat: Sh )rt
Tail: L.ng
CC is friendly with other dogs, and
she likes to stretch her legs. She is
an active dog and will need a place
where she can run.


Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


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March 26, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Men Start Softball Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2009 Men's Church Soft-
ball League got going last
week.-
SThe,10 teams in the league
play on Tuesday and Thursday
nights at 6:45 and 8:15. Of
course, only eight teams can
play on any given evening.
After the first week of play,
First Tabernacle of Zolfo
Springs leads Division A with a
2-0 record. St. Alfonso's Chapel
and First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green Number 1 are
each at 1-0, while St. Michael's
Chapel and New Vision Wor-
ship Center are looking for their
first wins.
In Division B, First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green
Number 2 is ahead with a 2-0
Record, while Celebration
Church is at 1-0, First Christian
at 1-1 and Holy Child Catholic
Church and Northside Baptist
are looking for a win.
Games continue two nights a
week through May 12, with the
exception of the spring school
break April 6-10.
At.the end of the season, any
rainouts will be added to the
schedule before the single elim-
ination post-season tournament
gets under way.
In the opening Field 4 game
last Tuesday, First Tabernacle
won 18-6 over New Vision.
Weston Johnson homered and
singled for six RBIs for First
Tabernacle. Hagen also home-


red. Seven other players dou-
bled.
For New Vision, John Owen-
sby doubled for a pair of RBIs.
Corey and Chris also picked up
RBIs.
The Field 4 nightcap was a
thriller, with Celebration out-
lasting Holy Child 14-10.
Yogi Lozano and Jose Gomez
each homered for Celebration,
while Sam Rivera smacked a
pair of doubles and a single.
Geezy homered, and Rigo
Briones tripled and doubled for
Holy Child. Elias Ramirez dou-
bled twice.
Meanwhile, on Field 3,
Bowling Green II won 15-6
over First Christian in the early
game.
John McBride homered and
doubled for Bowling Green,
while Mike Carte also homered,
and Mike Mahoney tripled and
doubled.
Billy Hernandez homered
and tripled, scoring twice for
First Christian. Keith Nadaskay
tripled and Tommy doubled.
In the Field 3 late game. St.
Alfonso's cruised past St.
Michael's 23-3.
Willie Dickerson homered
and doubled, Marty Gainous
tripled and Quinton Blondell
tripled and doubled for St.
Alfonso's. Brent Gilliard also
homered.
Julian Garcia Jr. Rene Guz-
man and Julian Garcia Sr. each
doubled for St. Michael's.
First Tabernacle won Thurs-


day's Field 3 opener 23-11 over
St. Michael's.
Leadoff batter Cookie dou-
bled three times for First Taber-
nacle and a half dozen'other
batters each doubled.
Julian Garcia Sr. slashed a
triple and a double to lead St.
Michael's. Julian Jr., Julian Sr.
and Eliseo each rounded the
bases twice.
Bowling Green #1 won the
Field 3 closer 19-5.
Bryan Cook homer and dou-
bled twice, and Ian Trott dou-
bled twice.
For New Vision, McBride
doubled for New Vision. He
and Jason had two hits apiece.
On Field 4, Bowling Green
#2 shut down Northside 11-0 in
the 6:45 game.
J.J. Johnston tripled twice
and W.T. Redding doubled
twice for Bowling Green. Carte,
Todd Rogers and Matt also dou-
bled.
Mitch Landress tripled for the
only long-ball hit for Northside.
Robert Hinerman singled twice
and was stranded.
The Field 4 finale was anoth-
er nail-biter, with First Christ-
ian nipping Holy Chilld 15-14.
Hernandez homered and dou-
bled for First Christian. Keith
Nadaskay also homered and
Chris Knight and Justin Battles
each doubled twice.
Ramirez homered and Osles
Lazarre, Jessie, Isauro Figueroa
and Miguel all doubled for
Holy Child.


Health Department Would


Hurt Under Reform Proposals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It was a really rough week,"
summed up Coach Steve
Rewis. -
He was talking about the trio
of losses Hardee suffered last
week despite some good pitch-
ing.
This week, Hardee greeted
Lake Placid on Monday, and
played at Avon Park on Tues-
day. Next week's games are
Tuesday at Sarasota Booker and
a Friday home double-header
against Sebring, the JVs play-
ing at 4 p.m. and the varsity at
7:30.
Hardee has three games dur-
ing Spring Break week. The
boys go to Palmetto on April 7
and Frostproof on April 8, com-
ing home for a game against
DeSoto on March 9.

DESOTO 6, HARDEE 0
"It was a rough first inning
and then we settled down. We
had 11 hits but couldn't get key
ones when we needed them,"
commented Rewis. Senior
Michael Dixon was on the
mound for the Wildcats.
Leadoff batter Brek McCleni-
than singled to lead off the
game, but was caught off base.
With two down, Scott
Donald-son singled. He was
stranded when the final batter
struck out.
DeSoto plated four runs on
four errors and a couple of hits
in the home half of the first
inning.
The game rocked along with
the 4-0 score until the home
half of the fifth, when the


Bulldogs put another pair of
scores on the board on a hit,
walk and errors.
In the top of the sixth and the
seventh, Hardee got hits from
Ben Krause, Donaldson, Adam
Cartwright, Carson Davis and
Dalton Farr, but could not get
any of the runners home.
St. Albads 9, Hardee 4
The Washington, D.C.-based
team on its regular spring tour
stopped by Hardee for a double-
header last Wednesday. The JV
'Cats won, setting the tone for
the varsity game.
Junior Kody Porter started on
the mound, ran out of gas and
was relieved by classmate Tyler
Cobb, who gave way to fresh-
man Murrell Winter, who had
not played in his ususal JV spot.
"It was the strongest week
scheduled all year. We faced
two ranked teams, including
this one, and just again could
not put hits together," said
Rewis.

BRADEN RIVER 3,
HARDEE 2
Friday night's home game
was a thriller, again against a
ranked team, who showed they
aren't ranked for nothing. They
gave us a chance to win. "I'm
really proud of how the team
played Braden River. It was an
exciting game," said Rewis.
Sophomore Kyle Ward had
the mound for this game, giving
up a leadoff homer before set-
tling down and retiring the side
on a couple of fly balls and a
strikeout.
Hardee got walks to Conner
Davis and Donaldson but to no


avail.
In the second stanza, Braden
River added a run on a walk and
back-to-back errors.,-Catcher
McClenithan caught one runner
stealing and a fielder's choice
took care of another before a fly
ball limited Braden River to one
run.
Hardee held the Pirates-one-
two-three in the top of third and
went to work. Senior Ben
Krause doubled and Carson
Davis was safe on an error.
Connor Davis singled to bring
them home and tie the game 2-
2.
In the fourth inning, the
Pirates again went down in
order. Senior Tyler Robertson
doubled but was stranded at
third. In the fifth inning, both
teams left a runner on base. For
Hardee, it was McClenithan,
who had doubled.
In the top of the sixth, Braden
River scored the go-ahead run
on a walk and double. Hardee
attempted to retaliate, but left
Robertson aboard after he was
safe on a dropped third strike.
Hardee successfully kept
Braden River in check in the
top of the seventh, and final
inning.
With one away, Carson Davis
was safe on an error and
McClenithan singled. The pair
were left aboard when the last
two batters struck out and
bounced out.
Ward had faced 30 batters
and struck out three, walking
three and allowing just three
hits. Hardee sent 22 batters to
the plate, had five hits and eight
struck out.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Medicaid reform proposals
could slash the Hardee County
Health Department budget by
nearly $700,000.
: That's half of the Medicaid
reimbursement monies it now
receives and would result in
employee layoffs and less ser-
vices for the county's neediest
citizens.
Health Department medical
director Dr. Stephen Gordon,
nursing director Marsha Rau
and public services coordinator
Jim Griffin presented some
grim statistics to the Hardee
County Commission last week.
According to estimates re-
-leased early in March, the coun-
ty could face a $697,832 rev-
enue loss if Hardee County is
forced to participate in the
Medicaid Reform managed care
program for the indigent -
Medicaid and uninsured-
patients.
A critical side issue is the
effect this would have on hospi-
tal emergency rooms. People
who could not receive their care
at the health department would
stop treatment until they ended
up in the emergency room.
That, in turn, could delay essen-
tial services to more critically
ill patients and "erode the emer-
gency room capacity for deal-


ing with real traumas."
Commissioners were urged to
resist changes which would so
drastically effect services to
rural residents. Most are attend-
ing the legislative meetings in
Tallahassee .this week and
would have opportunity to
speak to their senators and rep-'
resentatives about this.
Gordon said any changes
could cut the newly opened
dental program. Since it began,
2,000 patients have been treat-
ed. If the cost reimbursement is
cut, it could limit it to one or
two days a week, or eliminate
the program completely. "The
program is preventative. Some
people coming in have never
seen a dentist. If we close the
program, we would lose those
employees, too."
The physician said there
would be only three exceptions
to the cost reimbursements cuts.
One would be for pregnant
women and another for
Medicare recipients. The third,
those who are institutionalized,
would not apply in this county
as it has not eligible institution.
Griffin reported that there
could be a reduction of 12 to 15
staff members. He said the
department has reached an effi-
ciency rating and completed its
state database.
If there are staff changes, it


could be very hard to re-estab- -
lish the efficiency it has taken
so long to accomplish, Griffin
noted.
The department saw over
9,000 separate individuals in
the county which has a popula-
tion of approximately 27,000.
There were over 100,000 ser-
vices provided to these people,
almost all of whom are at the
poverty level or below and
many.who are uninsured.
"That shows the impact the
department.Jas on the commu-
nity," said Gordon. He was
asked how the deparfient veri-
fied residence. People have to
provide a current utility bill,
deed, paycheck stub or other
proof of current address, he
explained.
Griffin said the department's
collection rate was well-above
the state-wide level, partially
due to eligibility screening with
current addresses.
Rau said many services pre-
vent future problems, such as
family planning, sexually trans-
mitted diseases and other pro-
grams.
The county and health depart-
ment staffs will work on draft-
ing a resolution to be sent to the
federal Center for Medicare and
Medicaid expressing opposition
to any cutbacks in reimburse-
ment.


PRINCESS RUN


COURTESY PHOTO
These three Wauchula area ladies on March 8 ran the 13.1-mile Walt Disney World
inaugurall Princess Half Marathon, finishing together at 2 hours, 40 minutes. Pictured
from left) are Kim Schrader, Candice Conerly and Kelly Pazzaglia. Their husbands
Efran, Bo and Tony, respectively, and their children were there to root for them. This
was Kim's and Kelly's second half marathon and the first for Candice, who ran in mem-
ory of son Will who passed away in 2008 at the age of 11 months.


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8A The Herald-Advocate, March 26, 2009


Wildcat Weightlifters

Exceed Themselves


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardep weightlifters are in-
creasing their lifts by leaps and
bounds.
Many of them had a personal
best at Saturday's Bartow In-
vitational, said Coach Buddy
Martin.
Junior Lunior St. Louis was
the only Wildcat to place in the
huge meet, which included 15
schools.
St. Louis placed fifth in the
169 class, with a bench of 260
and clean and jerk of 230
pounds, a total of 490.
Classmate Tyler Alden had a


personal best in both his events.
Lifting in the 238 division, he
had a 275 bench and 245 for the
C&J, for a total of 522. Lifting
in the same division, senior
Alex Lanier set a new record of
255 in the C& J, the best of the
Wildcats this year.
In the 199 division, junior
Cody Hernandez combined a
280 bench and 230 C& J for a
510 total.
Other Wildcats participating
in the meet were Bladimir
Caballero, Alex Maldonado,
Tony Moreno, Jake Nowakow-
ski, Brandon Darley and Kevin
Godwin.


LrA i r
Right now it seems like spring has arrived at the park. The lau-
rel oaks are getting their leaves and as they bud out, we see a lot of
yellow pollen. The pines are also starting to show bloom, getting
ready for new pinecones. The maples and sweet gum have started
getting new leaves.
It is good to see a lot of young pines and cabbage palms that
have come up in the park, but the woodpeckers love the dead trees
that remain from the hurricane damage.
Flowers are starting to show themselves in the park. The yel-
low flowering vine that smells so good is'Carolina Jasmine (yellow
jessamine), and they are abundant this month. Several varieties of
ferns can be found in the park and new fronds are popping up daily.
Birds seen recently include painted bunting, cardinals, mock-
ingbirds, brown thrashers, pileated woodpecker, quail, bald eagle,
red wing blackbirds, warblers, sparrows, purple martins, doves and
wrens. Be looking for the indigo buntings, grosbeaks, goldfinches
and purple finches.
Volunteers at Payne Creek Historic State Park have an advan-
tage when it comes to seeing and photographing wildlife. One vol-
unteer in particular, Bob Battles, is an excellent photographer. He
shared these pictures, which were taken in the park.
Visitors to the state park will notice right away that the build-
ings have been painted the new colors of the Florida Park Service.
The volunteers have been very busy with this project,. and also
fence, gate and bench construction. Our volunteers are the best!
To visit our park, take U.S. 17 to Bowling Green and follow
the signs at Main Street east to Lake Branch Road and to the
entrance.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to our CSO president, Jim
Ivey, who will. be at home recuperating for a month.
Members of the Citizen Support Organization were invited to
the annual District 4 workshop held at Gasparilla Island State Park
in Boca Grande recently. Those attending were able to talk with
other park support groups and exchange ideas for future projects,
plus motivational speaker Jack Wolf was inspiring.
The District 4 annual VoluntqerjAppreciaipn Pay was held at
Koreshan State Historic Site in Esterb) this year. Most of Payne
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March 26 Weightlifting
Boys/Girls Tennis
HJHS Volleyball
Softball


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March 31 Varsity Softball Braden River HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Booker Away 7:30 p.m.
April 2 Tennis Booker Away 3:30 p.m.
Weightlifting DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
April 3 Track Florida-Relays Away TBA
Varsity Softball Palmetto HOME 6:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Sebring HOME 7:30 p.m.
April 7 Varsity Baseball Palmetto Away 7:30 p.m.
April 8 JV Baseball Frostproof HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof HOME 7:30 p.m.


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Weightlifting
Tennis
JV Baseball
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Boys Track Wins Big


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advoc/ate
Seven members of the boys
track team traveled to Orlando
for the Disney Showcase on
Saturday, March 14, and added
11 wins to their record.
According to Coach Don
Trew, leading the Cats was
junior Murad Ottal!ah who ran
the 1,600-meter at 05:11.32,
making it his personal best. He
also set a new school record in
the 2,000-meter Steeple Chase
at 08:10.85 and tied the school
record in the pole vault with a
career best of 12'6".
Another trackster doing well
was senior Carlos Ramirez who
placed second in the discus with
.,a.throwofJ31'3"'. losing first
place to lastyear's state cham-
pion. Trew also said that Rami-
rez struggled in the shot put,
throwing 39'6.5" due to a


steady head wind and late night
combined with an early morn-
ing.
Nathan Tomlinson managed
to cover both the 300-meter
hurdles, coming in at 45.41, and
the 110-meter hurdles with a
time of 20.11. He also threw the
discus with a 95'5".
.Running in two events was
Tony Galvin, who covered the
800-meter in 03:36.72 and the
1,600-meter race in 08:03.91.
Galvin also tossed the discus at
47'10".
Newcomer Jarrius Lindsey
also participated in a multitude
of events, beginning with the
200-meter sprint at 25.85 and
the 400-meter dash in 59.61. In
:the pole vault, Lindsey-hit the
9' mark, while jumping 35'11"
in the triple jump.
Another rookie, Tony Mo-
reno, managed a personal re-


cord of 8'6" in pole vault and
ran the 300-meter hurdles in
55.72.
Rookie Quinton Carlton earn-
ed his stripes when he led the
'Cats in the high jump with a
5'2" effort. He also ran 26.33 in
the 200-meter and 01:01.53 in
the 400-meter race.
The Wildcats managed to
stay busy last week with a Pole
Vault Invitational at Riverview
on Wednesday and a Tornado
Invitational at Booker on
Thursday. Those results were
not available yet.
The track teams faced off
against Avon Park this Tuesday
and are set to battle at the North
Port Ifhvitatioal on Fiida Y.
The girls track team results'
from last week were also not
available by press time.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
When an ambulance and/or
fire truck responds to an acci-
dent scene, who pays for it?
At last week's meeting of the
Hardee County Commission,
Hardee Fire-Rescue Chief
Michael Choate presented an
option to bill the drivers, or
their insurance companies, for
costs of emergency response.
"That would reduce the bur-
den on taxpayers and place it on
those using the service. Many
times this is an out-of-county
driver" said Choate.
The proposal, in response to
money shortfalls affecting all
departments, would be one way
to pay for the ambulance sup-
plies, extrication power tools,
fuel and maintenance for vehi-
cles, and other costs.
In the most recent annual sta-
tistics, Fire-Rescue responded
to 239 vehicle accidents, 31
vehicle fires and 30 hazardous
materials incidents. Of the acci-
dents, 60 were minor, 164 mod-
erate and 16 major, including
fatalities, reported Choate.
Based on a chart of costs for
purchase and use of a vehicle
(ambulance, fire truck, etc.),
employee time at the scene, a
conservative estimate is that


billing the driver/insurance
company would raise about
$100,000 a year, with $92,789
coming from accidents and the
rest from vehicle fires and haz-
ardous materials incidents. That
could even lower the fire
assessments residents pay.
The possibility could be a lit-
tle too late, as legislators are
considering a bill to not allow
vehicles/drivers/insurance com-
panies to be billed for accident
response.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
sat as a zoning board and
approved a Special Exception
to allow Popash LLC to con-
struct and operate a 9,000- to
10,000-square foot building on
6.71 acres at the intersection of
SR 64 and Merle Langford
Road. The building will include
a warehouse for agricultural
equipment and its repair and
grove services.
reviewed the criteria for a
resolution renewing for another
10 years the authority of the
commission to approve tax
abatements for new businesses
and expansions of existing busi-
nesses. Abatements are decided
on an individual basis when a
company applies, although now
there are other incentives to


attract businesses and depend
on impacts on schools, police,
fire, roads and other services.
When it was originally .ap-
proved, the state mandated it
would be 100 percent exemp-
tion, but later changed it to
allow a percentage of tax abate-
ment. There are three business-
es currently under exemption,
Seminole Electric's 25 percent
abatement ends in two years,
Florida Fertilizer's 100 percent
abatement in 2012/13 and Nick-
erson Brothers LLC in 13/14.
None of these impact local ser-
vices.
approved application for
a $24,403 grant to retrofit the
new Fire Station 2 in Zolfo
Springs with hurricane wind
shutters and screens. Half of
the cash match of $6,100 will
be in-kind services and the
other half will be a split with
the town of Zolfo Springs,
whose police department will
share the building.
approved the use of
Hardee Lakes Park for the 2009
Nature Fest on May 8-9, which
will include Friday evening
entertainment and camping as
well as the Saturday adult and
kids fishing tournaments, and a
host of booths and activities for
all ages.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Joseph & Beth Walton
Waltons Celebrate

Golden Anniversary


Joseph and Beth Walton will
celebrate their golden wedding
anniversary on Saturday at their
winter home at Brookside Bluff
Condominiums in Zolfo
Springs.
Beth M. Boyd married Jos-
eph E. Walton on March 28,
1959, at the bride's childhood
church in Huron County, On-
tario, Canada. Fresh snowbanks
lined the country roads between
the family farm and the little
white church, heated by a wood
stove, on the day they were
wed.
The bride's attendants were
her sisters, Ruth Fisher and
Barbara Bergey, who winter
with their husbands now in
Zolfo Springs. The groom's
brother, Raymond Walton, de-
ceased. was best man. Ross
Fisher was an usher.
Howard Steckley played the
pump organ and accompanied


the bride's father, a baritone
soloist, as he sang "The Wed-
ding Prayer." The bride's moth-
er made the traditional wedding
cake, graced with the first daf-
fodils of spring.
The bride's parents, Charles
and Bessie Boyd, now de-
ceased, wintered in Zolfo
Springs for over 40 years and
attended the First United
Methodist Church in Wauchula.
The Waltons have wintered in
Zolfo Springs for 13 years.
Daughter Laura and her hus-
band, Brice Wesingi, and their
two children, Alek and
Elizabeth, are vacationing here
at this time to help celebrate the
special occasion.
Their son, Chuck, his wife,
Lina, and their three daughters,
Shana, Tara and Breia, were
able to celebrate with them on a
visit earlier in the year.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

ANOTHER KIND OF GIVING
I have often noticed men standing at busy inerptions with
signs that read, "Will Work for Food." ,
Can they really be so bad off that they have no food? Will any-
one actually offer these men a job, and pay them irlfood?
Occasionally I see these men reach out and receive a bill. Then
the car moves on, the man stuffs the bill in his pocket and resumes
his vigil.
One day it hit me: This is the cheapest and easiest charity in
the world! You roll down the window, hand out a bill, then roll up
the window and move on. It's the kind of charity that takes only a
moment and then you can go on with your life.
It's not messy, the way things can get when you happen to live
with the people you are giving to. You don't have to hire that shab-
bily dressed beggar and supervise him to see how well he works on
the job
In my opinion, giving money is the easiest way to give; a lot
easier than giving your time, for instance.
But there is another kind of giving.
It involves people who recognize all of God's gifts to them and
who show their love by giving to others joyfully, spontaneously,
generously. John Bunyan put it this way: "A man there was and
they called him mad. The more he gave, the more he had."
Contrary to popular belief, we do not get exhausted by giving
this way. We get exhausted from other things. Protecting your life
will exhaust you, but not giving.
So give, give, give to everyone who will receive. Give joyful-
ly. Give recklessly.
And God will fill you up so that you will never run out!


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


Junior


Youth would be an ideal
state if it came a little later
in life.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Lacey Gulliver & Cory Crutchfield
Lacey Gulliver & Cory


Crutchfield
Debbie Gulliver of Wauchula
and Paul Gulliver of Bradenton
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Lacey Jo Gulli-
ver, to Cory Andrew Crutch-
field, the son of Michelle and
Chas Crutchfield of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 2002
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and a 2008 graduate of


Are Engaged
Bradenton Beauty & Barber
Academy.
The prospective groom is a
2007 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School and a 2009 gradu-
ate of Traviss Career Center.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, May 9, wedding cere-
mony at First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula.


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DEVELOPMENT UPDATE


Wyatt Earns Doctorate Degree


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
County Commissioner Terry Atchley on Jan. 29 spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club at the
Java Cafe in Wauchula. He said FINR and PRECo have constructed new buildings and
employ a lot of people. Possible new projects in Hardee County could be an assisted
living facility, a new insurance company and a fertilizer manufacturer. Shown (from left)
are Zee Smith, Atchley, Kathy Crawford and Sue Birge. Atchley said severance taxes
from phosphate mining in Hardee will help fund new economic development.


Musical Men Entertain

At Wednesday Musicale


DeWayne Wyatt of Wauchula
received the doctor of ministry
degree in a graduation ceremo-
ny on Dec. 13 at New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary.
Wyatt .serves on staff as
church development director
for the Orange Blossom Baptist
Association in Avon Park. His
home church is the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
He holds a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in business from
Florida State University. He
earned a master of divinity
degree at New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary. Wyatt's
doctorate of ministry degree is
in leadership and administra-
tion.
Wyatt is married to the for-
mer Carolyn Hendry of
Wauchula. He is the son of
Gladys Wyatt of Wauchula and
the late Joseph Wyatt.
Family members traveled
from three states to be with
Wyatt as he received his degree
in Louisiana.
New Orleans Baptist Theolo-
gical Seminary is one of the
world's largest accredited semi-

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elor, master and doctor degrees ed by the Southern Baptist
in a number of Christian disci- Convention.


DeWayne Wyatt is presented with the doctoral sash dur-
ing graduation ceremonies at New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary.


The annual "Men in Music"
program for The Wednesday
Musicale was held March 11 at
the Wauchula Woman's Club
building.
Five musical men shared
their talents, and one presented
a reading. Dot Bell served as
program director.
Performing were pianists
Paul Clark and Frank Gibbs,
vocalists David Radford and
Juan Rodriguez, and trumpeter
Ben Norris. Jim Stallings read
excerpts from President Abra-
ham Lincolh's second inaugural
address.
Under the leadership of
Musicale President Sylvia
Collins, the tradition of read-


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ings and poetry at the meetings
has been continued. In the early
days of the club, it was a com-
mon practice.
For this event, the clubhouse
was decorated in a St. Patrick's
Day theme, which also was car-
ried out in the refreshments
served by hosts Ruth and Ross
Fisher, Barbara and Ted Bergey
and club Treasurer Claudette
Kemen.
The club will meet again on
April 8 for an all-piano program
directed by Jeraldine Crews.
For more information on the
club and its activities, call
Collins at 773-6251 or Bess
Stallings at 773-3594.


Faith Temple Church of God
will host Terrell Brinson in the
morning worship service at
10:20 this Sunday as its guest
speaker for World Mission
Sunday.
Brinson is the state mission
representative of the Church of
God. He will speak on the Great
Commission. The church is
located at 701 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Family members traveled from Florida, Georgia and Texas for DeWayne Wyatt's gradu-
ation ceremony at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The new doctor of min-
istry is shown here standing in the center with (front row, from left) Melissa Wyatt, Joey
Smith, Jennifer and Jackson Wyatt and Clayton Smith; (back row) Christopher Wyatt,
Cynthia Ballard, Carolyn Wyatt and Danny and Karen Wyatt.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Wauchula Police Chief Bill Beattie spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday of
last week at the Panda Restaurant. He reported progress in a countywide cleanup of
graffiti on signs and buildings. A grant helped make that possible. Offenders were
required to paint over the graffiti. He also praised the four-person countywide Drug
Task Force and said the city Police Department has been certified for the past 10 years.
The department has had a $1 million budget for the past six years and has a staff of 26,
16 full-time officers, five reserve officers, four administrators and one animal control
employee. Traffic fines and court fees contribute about $5,000 to $6,000 a month to the
city, which also receives law enforcement grants. The department has 16 vehicles,
including four confiscated vehicles and a donated motorcycle. Shown (from left) are
James Braddock, Holly Collins, club President Thomas Trevino and Beattie.


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Members of the Wauchula Garden Club welcomed Jodi
Rasmussen to their February meeting held at the
Woman's Club building. She is pictured holding a
brochure of her company, Organix South, located in
Hardee County. She explained the company's services
and wide variety of organic products, especially neem.
Standing by her is Vice President Sylvia Thornton, who
introduced her to the 21 members present. Seated are
President Jeannette Perrine (left) and Treasurer Carol
Saunders. Hostesses for the noon luncheon were Lynda
Wilkinson, Kay Patarini and Liby Corpus. The club meets
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researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate...

75 Years Ago
Plans to stock the Peace River
swamp in the southern part of
Hardee County with deer and
turkeys were outlined at the
meeting Tuesday of the Hardee
County Commission. Sen. M.O.
Harrison, of Palmetto, assistant
state game conservator, said he
would approve a plan to restock
the area. The work is to be done
without cost to taxpayers.

SWorkmen are renovating the
office room next door to the
Western Union in the Peace
River Hotel building. It will be
occupied by Mrs. Anna V.
Conner, local agent for the
Prudential Life Insurance Co.

Wauchula Farmers' Supply
Co. Inc. offers Edwards
Copper-Bearing Steel Metal
Shingles, with "super safety"
from fire, wind or rain, yet they
cost no more than ordinary


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3/26/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:49 am
Sets: 7:10 pm
LOD: 12:21:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 7:36 pm
Moon Phase
0% Waxing
Major Times
11:37 pm-1:37 am
12:03 pm-2:03 pm
Minor Times
6:20 am-7:20 am
6:45 pm-7:45 pm
Prediction
Best
3/27/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:47 iam
Sets: 7:11 pm
LOD: 12:24:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:02 am
Sets: 8:41 pm
Moon Phase
2% Waxing
Major Times
12:25 am-2:25 am
12:51 pm-2:51 pm
Minor Times


7:08 am-8:08 am
7:33 pm-8:33 pm
Prediction
Best
3/28/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:46 ;am
Sets: 7:12 pm
LOD: 12:26:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:36 am
Sets: 9:50 pm
Moon Phase
5% Waxing
Major Times
1:16 am-3:16 am
1:42 pm-3:42 pm
Minor Times
7:59 am-8:59 am
8:24 pm-9:24 pm
Prediction
Best
3/29/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:44 am
Sets: 7:13 pm
LOD: 12:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:15 am
Sets: 10:59 pm
Moon Phase


12% Waxing
Major Times
2:11 am-4:11 am
2:37 pm-4:37 pm
Minor Times
8:54 am-9:54 am
9:19 pm-10:19pm
Prediction
Better
3/30/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:43 am
Sets: 7:13 pm
LOD: 12:30:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:01 am
Sets: --:--
Moon Phase
20% Waxing
Major Times
3:08 am-5:08 am
3:34 pm-5:34 pm
Minor Times
9:51 am-10:51 am
10:16 pm-11:16 pm
Prediction
Good
3/31/2009
Sun Data
RiSets: 7:14 pma
Sets: 7:14 pm


LOD: 12:32:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:56 am
Sets: 12:07 am
Moon Phase
30% Waxing
Major Times
3:35 am-5:35 am
4:01 pm-6:01 pm
Minor Times
10:18 am-ll:18 am
10:43 pm-ll:43 pm
Prediction
Average
4/1/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 7:45 pm
LOD: 12:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:45 am
Sets: 1:19 am
Moon Phase
39% Waxing
Major Times
5:05 am-7:05 am
5:31 pm-7:31 pm
Minor Times
11:48 am-12:48 pm

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roofing materials. They can be
had in many styles and colors.

50 YEARS AGO
A Clearwater firm has
entered an apparent low bid of
$62,050 for reconstruction of
an 18-foot secondary road from
Limestone west 4.4 miles to
Lily. Bids wvere opened Tuesday
in Tallahassee by the state Road
Department. The county has the
privilege of acceptance or rejec-
tion.

Coach Dunning Terrell says
his pitching staff is coming
along well and he is pleased
with the ability his team is
showing. Both of the 'Cat
games this week were hair rais-
ers, with the local boys coming
out on top by only one point
each time. Hardee beat Haines
City 5-4 and Fort Myers 4-3.

Eaton's Department Store has
"Easter essentials for the well-
dressed man." Suits by Sewell
are $24.95 to $39.95, prep sizes
$17.95 and boys $12.95. Boys
white coats are $5.95 and wash-
able linen suits are $8.95. Also
offered are Berkray jackets and
Jerk shoes. Belts and ties are
$1.50.

25 YEARS AGO
Superintendent John Terrell
recommended legal consultants
handle the complaint about the
roofs on Hardee High School.
Since the completion date was
April 20, 1981, the board has
little time left on the four-year
Statute of Limitations. The
roofs have already been re-
placed once because the baked-
on enamel coating was peeling.
Contractor H.H. Robinson sug-
gested field finishing the roofs
and putting a new coat on, but
Terrell feels that won't beade-
quate without a 20-year warran-
ty.

City shoppers better look at
their watches as the two-hour
Main Street parking limit is
being enforced by the Wauchula
Police Department. The first
fine was issued last Thursday.
Tickets carry a $5 fine.


The state Department of
Corrections inspected the coun-
ty jail and listed 14 deficiencies.
The renovation project to cor-
rect the deficiencies has not
started. The roof of the old jail
is now leaking and should be a
priority during renovation.


Charles L. Shackelford Inc.
offers a 3BR, 2BA home in an
exclusive neighborhood -but
affordable, large yard, ,etc,
$77,500. Joe L. Davis Inc. has
a 3 BR frame home just off
Florida Avenue for $30,000.
F.L. Revell Inc. has a 3BR, 2
BA home with carpet, fireplace
and two-car garage in prime
location for $55,000.

10 YEARS AGO'
Wilder Corp., owner of Pio-
neer Creek RV Park, is suing
the city of Bowling Green over
its water and sewer rates. The
city says for five months ser-
vice the company owes over
$30,000. The company says it is
owed a credit of nearly
$23,000.
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The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture has named Hardee as a
Champion County, making it
one of three counties in the state
to be in a pilot program of fund-
ing priorities and technical
assistance. The county already
has an economic development
plan, giving it top-level assis-
tance because it ranks low in all
categories of poverty, health
care, school dropout rate and
unemployment.

About 200 Nile perch in the
lake at Pioneer Park were the
recent victims of Mother Nat-
ure, the result of warm weather
followed by a cold spell. They
had begun spawning at the
lake's edge, where a 25- to 30-
degree temperature drop sub-
jected them to rapid cold which
they could not handle.

The Classifieds include a
dozen yard sales. Crooms Auto
Sales is paying top dollar for
junk cars and farm equipment.
There are 13 homes, mobile
homes and apartments for rent.
Services available include pres-.
sure cleaning, quality painting
and repair, lawn care and many
others. Livestock for sale
include Tennessee Walking and
Palomino horses, and hogs (two
sows and seven 3-month-old
pigs).

What is a weed? A weed is
a plant whose virtues have
not yet been discovered.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


None are so old as those
who have outlived enthusi-
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March 31, 2009 at 6:00pm in County Commissioners
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and 2011/2012) will be discussed.
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for me in both my boxing career and
my schoolwork. Mr. Gilliard tells me
that I'm the best, and that makes me
feel good about myself."
As the oldest of five children, Ruben
has additional responsibilities placed
upon him. It's has job to look out for
the "little kids" while mom and dad are
away.
His parents are 100 percent behind
Ruben's dream of becoming a profes-
sional boxer. He laughs that his mother
keeps him on a strict diet. "She basical-
ly feeds me two healthy meals a day
and really watches what I eat. There's
no junk food or unhealthy snacks.
Sometimes, though, on the weekend
we get to eat at McDonald's." Ruben
knows that his parents are a big part of
his early success.
After graduation from Hardee High,


March 26, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5B
Ruben hopes to attend college in
Marquette, Mich., and continue his
boxing program.
"I know that I can do it," Ruben
says. "I'm used to hard work, and it's
something I really want."
According to the staff at Hardee
Junior High, Ruben's future is indeed
bright. Assistant principals Beverty
Cornelius and Meredith Durastanti
both sing his praises.
"Ruben is quite an asset to our
school," Durastanti says. "He is a great
role model for the other students."
Maybe one day this community will
have the honor of watching Ruben
Ozuna from Hardee County in the
Olympics or on ESPN. Good luck to
this young man who knows what it
takes to make a dream come true.


Tennis Girls Claim Dual Wins


COURTESY PHOTO
Meredith Durastanti, an assistant principal at Hardee Junior High School, is among the
many supporters of Ruben Ozuna's boxing career.

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A True C
By GAYLE KNIGHT
For The Herald-Advocate
Dedication, determination and strict
discipline are qualities that have made
Hardee Junior
High School (.
eighth-grader Target
Ruben Ozuna
a champion in
his sport of boxing.
The 14-year-old honor student cur-
rently holds the title of state and
regional champion after a recent three-
day competition in North Carolina. It
hasn't been easy reaching this title,
however.
"I train five days a week from 4:30
to 7," Ruben says. "This doesn't leave
a lot of time to do other things kids my
age get to do, because I have to make
time for schoolwork. Even on the
weekends I have to give up activities
with my friends so that I can rest and


champion
be ready for my next bout.
"One good thing about my work,
though," he adds, "is that I have trav-
eled to a lot of different states and met
some really nice people that I might
not have had the chance to do without
boxing."
Ruben's boxing career started at the
age of 4 when his dad took him to a
local gym. At age 8 he became regis-
tered to box, and at his first bout he
weighed all of 58 pounds. Since then
Ruben has competed in a total of 58
bouts and has won six state titles.
A lot of people have been instrumen-
tal in Ruben's career. Coach Troy
Carter was an early supporter, and
Ruben is grateful for his help. Another
person who has been a positive influ-
ence is Willie Gilliard, assistant princi-
pal at Hilltop Elementary School.
"Mr. Gilliard is always there for
me," Ruben says. "I know that he prays


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls tennis team
won both its matches last week.
It was a girls-only match and
victory last Monday at home
and the teams splitting with
DeSoto at home on Thursday,
the girls winning 5-2 and the
boys losing 1-6.
This week was to begin with
a rescheduled trip to Palmetto
on Monday, weather permitting.
The boys team hosted Avon
Park on Tuesday, and both
teams greet DeSoto today
(Thursday).
Next week's only matches are
at Sarasota Booker on Thurs-
day, April 2. During Spring
Break week, the only action is
greeting Lake Placid on Thurs-
day, April 9.
That's it until the district
tournaments, which will be held
at Wauchula this year. The girls
will play on April 13-14 and the
boys on April 15-16. Other
teams in Class 2A, District 9 are
Avon Park, Lake Placid, Book-
er, Braden River, DeSoto, Pal-
metto and Sebring. Hardee
may not play some of these
teams next year, if reclassifica-
tion changes opponents as it has
in basketball and volleyball.
At home against Avon Park
last week, the Hardee girls won


5-2. As always, at number one
singles, Clara Durrance played
the top Red Devil Angie
Carrillo, and lost 6-0, 6-0, al-
though the scores were closer
than they might indicate.
Hardee won the rest of the
singles matches. Shelby Dur-
rance defeated Kayla Lockhart
6-0, 6-0; Kayla Woods downed
Mariah Hodge 6-0, 6-0; Kate
Krause won 6-0, 6-0 over Lind-
sey McLeod; and Summer Pal-
mer topped Danielle French 6-
1, 6-0.
In an extra singles, Heather
Kouns won 6-0, 6-0 over
Jessica Litch.
Hardee split the doubles.
Shelby Durrance/Woods tan-
gled with Carrillo/Lockhart and
lost 8-1, while Krause/Palmer
won 8-3 over Hodge, McLeod.
Last Thursday, both Hardee
squads hosted Desoto. The girls
won 5-2, while the boys lost 6-
1.
Clara Durrance prevailed 6-2,
6-1 in her number one singles
against Mary Price. At number
2 Amanda Porter lost a tough 5-
7, 3-6 match to Lady Bulldog
Katie Colding.
At number 3, Shelby Dur-
rance won 6-2, 6-3 over Kayla
Muse. Woods won 6-1, 6-4 over
Emma Buenrostros and Krause
won 6-0, 6-1 over Laura Rod-


riguez. Palmer ended the sin-
gles with a pro-set 8-3 win over
Entrinity Packett.
There was a split in the girls
doubles. Durrance/Durrance
won 8-6 over Price/Buenros-
tros, while Krause/Woods fell,
6-8 to Colding/Muse.
The young Hardee boys, with
only two upperclassmen, bat7
tied DeSoto in a 6-1 loss.
At number one, Joe Porter
warred in a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Alex
Edelmann. At number two,
Dylan Justice went down 6-1,
6-0 to Mitesh Patel. Kyle Bo-
deck had a good chance against
Jake Plymale in a marathon 6-1,
2-6, 10-7 loss. Dusty Spears
lost 6-1, 6-1 to Mitel Patel.
Justin Fones picked up Hard-
ee's only win, 6-3, 6-2 over
Krysthian Ramon. A pair of ex-
tra singles were a split. Domini-
que Allen won a 7-5 pro-set
over Tino Francisco, while Juan
Mier lost 9-7 to Gary Gammad.
Hardee lost both doubles.
Bodeck/Justice lost 8-1 to
Edelmann/Mitesh Patel 8-1 and
Fones/Allen lost 8-0 to Ply-
male/Mitel Patel.
"We are doing well, keeping
volleys going, but not yet able
to put the shot/away for the
game, set, n)tch victories,"
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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

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KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker 8
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* 127 acres, Fish Branch Road, $5500/acre.
* 155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
* Asking $6,000/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $220,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county r. frontage,5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area. c3:26


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 Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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Private, Peaceful, Country Home on 5 Acres.
Deep Well, Dog Pens, Pasture (Ag. Exemp), Pines &
Oaks, Cedar Home with Metal Roof has an open & split
floor plan. 3 BR's with large W/ln Closets, 2 Baths with
tiled floors & walls, LR with fireplace, DR, Kitchen with
Appliances, Big Enclosed Porch, In-Ground Pool, Central
Heat & Air, Ceiling Fans throughout.
Located at Hwy. 64 West on Murphy/Bridges Road.
Phone: (863) 375-2389, 781-6727, or leave message.
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TOOLBOX FOR small pickup
truck, $35; starter for 1986 Isuzu
pickup, almost new, $50; used
12V battery, $20; all three togeth-
er, $90. 63-445-0760. 3:26p
GARDEN TILLER, yard cart, pull
behind spreader, etc. Call for
details 863-993-3204. 3:26-4:2p
FOR SALE: PIANO and antique
buffet. 773-3675. 3:26-4:2p



NEW 4BR/2BA, 28x70. Must sell
only $49,900, setup, AC included,
very easy financing. 863-675-
8888. 3:19-4:16p
NEW 2009, 3BR/2BA doublewide,
only $39,900 delivery and setup
included. Very easy financing.
863-675-8888. 3:19-4:16p


Full Time Caring, Devoted, Compassionate, and
Dependable RN's LPN's to work 7 pm till 7 am.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center is a 79 bed
SNF. Come join or team today. Apply in person.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
FAX: 863-773-0959 c13:26, 4:2c


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ASE Certified Mechanic Manager
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We Repair...
/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Repair or Rebuild Gas or Diesel Manual
or Automatic Transmissions
Licensed and Insured
Reg.#MV-40625

5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green

375-4461
Open Mon Sat from 8:00 am 6:00 pm



L JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
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3 Bedroom/2 Bath triple wide.
10 acres. In ground pool.
Country setting. Well main-
tained. $185,000

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

140 acres with 3 homes on
Hwy 64 West. 12 miles from I-
75. A portion of the property is
approximately 4,000' long.
Plenty of room for landing
strip. $2,300,000.

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000

Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

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

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


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
Owner says....MAKE AN
OFFER!
Great Opportunity for possible
DUNKIN DONUTS location!
Approximately 1/2 acre on cor-
ner of US 17 and Stenstrom Rd
in Wauchula. 2,550 SF build-
ing, built to Dunkin Donuts
specs. Partial equipment in
place. Sell or Lease, call for
details.
100 acres in SW Hardee
County. Scattered Oaks and
Pines on this beautiful site.
Great hunting. On County
road. Four 4" wells. Asking
$6,000 per acre.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house 2 1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.

sociates [1
Robert Jones (863)781-1423
John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Rick Knight (863)781-1396
(863)381-2242


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4 CUARTOS 2 bafios Nueva's'
28x70 a solo $49,900. Incluendo
Ilevada y aire central Llame ya.
863-612-6511. 3:19-4:16p
2009 3/2 bafos casa movil a solo
$39,900 financiamento disponible
llame 863-612-6511. 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



YORKIE PUPPY, male, AKC, 14
mo., house trained, gorgeous,
must see, $600 OBO. 863-993-
3204. 3:26-4:2p


YORKIE PUPPIES, new litter,
AKC, male & female, taking.
deposits. 863-993-3204.
3:26-4:9p
ADOPT A PETI If you haveAost 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


3 Bedroom 1 Bath $72,000

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


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


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


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4BR 3BA home on corner lot in Bowling Green.
Central air & heat inground pool, BBQ shack -
Pine & Oak Floors $135,0000.00
5 acres and 2BR home. This hidden cottage offers peace and quiet
living in a tranquil setting. Fenced, lots of oaks, underground elec-
tric, deep 4" well. 1464 under roof cottage not fully finished.
Buy and finish to your taste. $139,000.00
5 acres SE of Zolfo County Road Would you like to live in this
area? $69,000.00 Motivated Seller.

A Golfer's Paradise Enjoy the peace and quiet in this beautiful
country setting. Over 4,000 total square feet and over 2,800 square
feet of living area in this very well maintained home. Lots of extras
including ceramic tile floors, custom cabinets, 3-car garage, 2 wells
(1 for home and 1 for irrigation), Living room, family room,
Florida room and 3 large bedrooms. Very large master suite bath
with lots and lots of storage. Professionally landscaped and over-
looking the golf course. $325,000.00
New 3BR 2BA CB home with one car garage on 1/2 acre lot -
Many Extras $125,000.00
A must see! 3Br 2BA CB home with utility storage open carport
- over 2,600 sq ft under roof with over 1,900 sq ft living area.
Central air/heat Well kept Easy maintenance Located approx-
imately 2 miles west of Wauchula on 6.5 acres of good land with
hard road frontage on two sides. $325,000.00
10 acres with large duplex Over 3,600 sq ft living over 5,000 sq
ft under roof. Everything way above average excellent layout and
workmanship Master bath with large walk in shower (therapeu-
tic, tiled, 17 jet 2 person spa) Double marble sinks, large mirror on
wall, linen closet, ceiling fans with light and tiled floors.
$550,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
1 1 Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime! 0=.=H
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanler (863) 559-9392 8
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


'95 5TH WHEEL with two slides,
attached Florida room, 55+ park,
$5,000. 217-322-2541. 3:19-26p
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
2:26-3:26p



PYGMY GOATS, $50 and up. 781-
1947. 3:26-4:2c



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


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



1 ACRE TRACTS on Altman Road,
good area, $19,000 each. 863-
781-2525. 3:26-4:23p
TORREY OAKS: Lot closeout
sale Five lots remaining for sale
with Hulbert Homes Inc. Lots
starting at $19,900! Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121, office 1-863-647-
5815. wwwhulberthomes.com
2:19-4:30c

Recea Sio *a

2000 CARDINAL 5th WHEEL trail-
er, 32 ft., triple slide-out, excellent
shape, 2617 Doss Rd., ZS. 863-
781-6720, $17,900 OBO.
3:26-4:23p



TWO BEDROOM mobile home,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
air, heat, washer, dryer, double
carport. Water sewer, garbage,
mowing included. $650 monthly,
$650 security. 863-773-3349.
3:26p
$400 MONTHLY electric included.
Nice furnished one bedroom
apartment, first & last. 954-629-
4486. 3:26c


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L II REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
N JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
SREALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
.,iF See more listings at
John O'Neal www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.


Attractive 4BR/2.5BA brick
home in Golfview Subdivi-
sion on 1 ac, includes cen-
tral vacuum, gas fireplace,
inground pool, Jacuzzi tub.
Listed for $299,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Fan-
tastic 2-story brick home
w/pool on beautiful oak
shaded lot. Close to elemen-
tary school in Wauchula.
Now $250,000!
Commercial office building
for RENT on Main St in
Wauchula. CB, 3200 SF, 10
offices, kitchen, storage, 4
restrooms, 2 A/C units,
security system, city
water/sewer. $1,250/month!
PRICE REDUCED
AGAIN! 35.22 ac fenced
pasture in private setting
currently used for cattle.
MH without well or septic
being sold "as is". NOW
$340,000!
Spacious 4BR/2BA home, 2-
car garage, family room,
workshop. Beautiful, Knoll-
wood subdivision. $179,000!
Find the privacy you're
looking for in this secluded
4BR/3BA home on 12
wooded acs. Just minutes to
Wauchula or Zolfo Springs.
$350,000!
10 acs w/beautiful oaks on
paved rd borders state land.
Deed restrictions to protect
your investment. $225,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some
woods, 4" well. Accessed by
easement from county rd.
NOW $160,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
Possible owner financing!
2BR/1BA CB home located
in Avon Park. $57,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Large
office building w/5,432SF
total & 3,788SF A/C.
Plenty of warehouses for
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C-
2 w/100ft frontage on
US17S Wauchula. $600,000!


Two 5 ac tracts w/paved
county rd frontage in
Eastern Hardee Co. $62,500
each!

Over 41 ft frontage on
US17N, zoned C-2, 38 stor-
age units w/partial roof, city
utilities. Sold "as is."
$430,000!

2.84- acs in the city of
Wauchula zoned R-3, multi-
family residential. City util-
ities available. Property has
386 ft of road frontage & is
345 ft deep. $150,000!

Two 5 ac parcels improved
pastureland, high & dry.
One parcel has well & sep-
tic. $14,500/ac!

5 lots in Wauchula have
total of 978ft rd frontage.
Close to hospital, schools
and shopping. Call for indi-
vidual lot prices or buy all
for $95,000!

10 ac pasture in Zolfo
Springs is fenced; currently
used for cattle grazing.
Sellers would love an offer!
150,000!

Beautiful 2006, 3BR/2BA
CB home on large corner lot
includes extra lot. Tray ceil-
ing in master BR, display
shelves, rounded wall cor-
ners, walk-in master show-
er. $229,000!

Bring your canoe &
camper! Secluded 5 acs of
native, wooded land close to
Wauchula has deeded
access to the beautiful Peace
River. Great property for
recreation, investment, or
homesite! $90,000!

Great location on US17N
for this C-2 zoned property
ot almost 1 ac! CB bldg has
1560tSF, 4 offices, lobby
area, kitchen, restrooms on
landscaped lot. $340,000!


REA LMA OCL4TES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153
JUAN DELATORRE........781-1128


SANDY LARRISON....... 832-0130
MONICA REAS.............781-7110


DAVID ROYAL.............781-390

19 U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 3.3873


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MUST SEE 2/2 CD house, priva-
cy fence, shed, inside laundry
room, $750 plus security, $400.
735-1339. 3:26p
3/2 MH with addition, newly
remodeled interior, in country,
$725 plus $400 security. 735-
1339. 3:26p
2BR/2BA APARTMENT in Bowling
Green for rent. Call for more
details 773-3754. 3:26-4:2p
FOR RENT 4BR/2BA Golfview
Subdivision, $1,095 a month +
deposit of $1,500. Call 863-458-
0551. 3:26-4:23p
NICE CLEAN one bedroom du-
plex apartment for rent with
screened in porch and washer/-,
dryer hookup. $125 per week,
first weeks rent, damage deposit:
and references required. 773-
9793. 3:26p:
OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT -
1,800 SF, across from Burger
King, $1,700 per month. 863-414-:
3850. 3:19-4:8c
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 older or disabled. Rent
starts at $381 per month. Central'
heating and AC, refrigerator,
stove, carpeting. Close to town:
and shopping. TDD Hearing
Impaired Number 800-955-8771.
"This institution is an Equal
Opportunity Provider and,
Employer." 3:26c
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR
RENT. 773-6667. 3:26c


If Interested Please Call

(863) 781-1103


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3BR/2BAi1CGF-newr const., vault-.
ed ceilings, must see, $800 month
and security. 863-443-2903
www.bghomes.net. 10:16tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


* MOVE-IN SPECI
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B fro
monthly. 1BR from $300 m
No pets, low deposit. I
school & hospital. Citrus
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 69
Se habla espanol.


ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limlta-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


SLINGIN SUDS, professional
steam cleaning, references avail-
able. Call Shannon 863-381-4668.
3:26-4:23p
OAKWOOD FLOORING & PAINT-
ING flooring, painting, remodel
window sills. 863-781-2525.
3:26-4:23p
CARING HANDS MINISTRY
HOME, adult family care, have
openings available. Put your
"loved ones" in caring hands.
781-6680 or r773-3700.
Uc#6906219. 3:19-5:21p


I WILL DO BABYSITTING In my
home anytime, days, nights,
weekends. 863-445-0572.
3:12-4:9p
W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc. -
Land clearing demolition tree
removal, etc.; Fencing barbed
wire, field fence, board fence,
etc.: Tractor work bush hog,
'disc, etc. Will Smith, owner/oper-
ator. 863-781-0158 cell or 863-
773-3557 office. 2:12-3:26p


B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for an
773-6375. www.bsees


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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinince 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry-the contrac-
tor's license number.
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W. B. Olliff, Jr.,


DO YOU HAVE a problem with'
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh


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HUNTING LEASE WANTED Pay
top dollar for good hunting prop-
erty, large, small acreage. 863-
712-8000 or 863-528-4423.
3:12-4:9p'


STARTING AT $65
- I Signature Divorce
--- Missing Spouse Divorce
"WE COME TO YOU" *.
Covering ALL Areas
1-888-705-7221
(Established 1992)


Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478


Fr Free Estimates
Insured 30+ years experience cl :2tfc



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GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
L aaPrd Digging Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 cl8:2te Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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New Appliances with CLOSEOUT PRICING
Parts for ALL Makes!!

Donavan ~ 781-7680
S 203 E. Townsend Wauchula
Trained *Licensed Insured Professional Service -
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monthly. ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Next to Additions, screen rooms, car-'
SValley ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
8-4908. sures, rescreenihg. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous',
In Hardee County at 735;2511:
Several weekly meetings.
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We now have parts at

guaranteed lower prices.


Please call &
829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


compare,
863-375-4081
863-474-1172


Topsy SeeS
REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
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. $4,995.
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.
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. $1i ;00. $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
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $3900W$36,000
Very nice 3BR 1 Bath concrete block home in good neighborhood.
$89,000 ,
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
3:26c 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


CRYSTAL LAKE VILLAGE park-
wide driveway sale. Saturday,_
28th, 9-12. 3:26p
REFRIGERATORS, washers &
dryers, large chests, beds, bunk
beds, upright freezer, lots of nice
clothes. 767-8822. 3:26c


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 6-family
sale, 715 Doc Coil, Bowling
Green. 3:26p
SATURDAY 8-2, Georgetown
Loop. Lots of things. Come see.
3:26p


SATURDAY, 8-?, 1081 Downing
Circle, Wauchula, multi-family,
furniture, clothes. 3:26p
SATURDAY March 28, 4152
Sasser Rd., South of Zolflo.
Clothes, crafts, quilting & sewing
material, electronic, small tools,
misc. 3:26p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 till 2,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252008CA000711
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America, "
Plaintiff,
vs.
MIGUEL JESUS AVALOS and
MARIA GUADALUPE AVALOS
a/k/a MARIA.AVALOS

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Judgment and Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
and for Attorney's Fees and Costs
entered by the Court on April 8,
2009, in above-styled cause, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the North front door of
the Hardee County Courthouse
located at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 17 day
of March, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the
following-described property:

Lot 23, Block C of Charlie
Creek Mobile Estates,
according to the Plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 37, of Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida. Together with 1986
Single Wide Mobile Home
ID# FLFL1AF407010437,
Title# 42226538.


DATED
2009.


this 17 day of March


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida


By:. Conni
Depu


e Coker
ty Clerk
3:26. 4:2c


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,
134 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-Lien Unit
Post Office Box 145595
STOP 8420G-Team 201
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5595

SDefendants.


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 rt G
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN Forl G re
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA By R"i
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: 252009CA000148 773
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, a Greetings from Fort Cir.een!
municipal corporation of the Everyone was happy to see
State of Florida, Betty Walker able to be back at
Plaintiff, church for both services last
SSunday. Clint said the nurse
v. was thankful she was better!
THE FLORIDA COMMERCIAL Bim Davis is still in the
COMPANY, a body politic and Lakeland hospital about the
corporate of the State of Florida, same. Arthur Womack is in
by its last known surviving Board Tampa but doing a little better.
of Directors, living or deceased,
and all unknown individuals or Gerald Davis called last Sunday
entitles claiming an interest by, was a week ago to let us know
through, or under The Florida Wynell was in the Sebring hos-
Commercial Company, a body pital and to pray for her. We
politic and corporate or otherwise have been busy praying at Fort
asserting a claim adverse to the Green. Shaun and Barbara
Plaintiff herein, Casey are slowly improving!

Defendants. Everyone needs to continue to
/ pray for all the sick.
Charles Abbott sang a solo
PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF ACTION during the Sunday morning ser-
TO; THE FLORIDA COMMERCIAL vices and Linda White blessed
COMPANY us Sunday night. Both were
superb.
And all parties claiming interest Mary Lois and Leonard
by, through, under or against Crawley had some special
guests recently. When Mary
COMPANY FLORIDA COMMERCIAL Lois attended Bowling Green
Elementary, the teachers en-
and all parties having or claiming courage the students to get a
to have any right, title, or interest pen pal. The teacher preferred
in the property herein described someone from out of the United
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN/ States. Mary Lois picked a stu-
LAST KNOWN. ADDRESS: UN- dent in England, and this was
KNOWN the beginning of life-long pen


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to real and per-
sonal property on the following
property in Hardee County,
Florida:

All of Block City Park lying
between 4th Avenue and
5th Avenue and between
Orange Street (US Highway
17) and Suwannee Street,
Town of Zolfo Springs,
Hardee County, Florida.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve an origi-
nal of your written defenses, if
any, with the Hardee County Clerk
of this Court within 30 days from
the first date of publication, and to
serve a copy on Plaintiff's
Attorney, Michael H. Rosen, of the
Law Firm of Saxon, Gilmore,
Carraway & Gibbons, PA., 201 E.
Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa,
FL 33602, within 30 days from the
first date of publication; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint. Respond by 4-24-09.

Dated: 3-19-09

B. HUGH BRADLEY
- AS CLERK OF THE COURT
. .- I
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special.accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact court
Administration at telephone num-
ber 1-863-773-4174. not later than


seven (7) days prior to
ceeding. If hearing i
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Relay Service.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIF
IN AND FOR HARDEE
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252009C
HIGHEST CORP, a Flor
portion,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
CHRIS WILSON, THE UN
SPOUSE OF CHRIS WILS
JOYCE COUCH, THE UN
SPOUSE OF JOYCE COU
et'al.,

Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTIC
TO: CHRIS WILSON
UNKNOWN SPO
CHRIS WILSON,
COUCH, THE UN
SPOUSE OF
COUCH, and any
other parties cia
have any right,
interest in the
hereinafter descril

YOU ARE HEREBY N
that a mortgage foreclosu
on the following real prc
Hardee County, Florida:

Lots 15 and 16, Block
all being in Charlie I
Mobile Estates, as pe
recorded in Plat Bo
Page 37, of the P
Records of Hardee Cc
Florida;

has been filed against
you are required to serve
of your written defense, if
on the Plaintiff's attorney
name and address is: M
Keiber, Esquire, Cliff
Rhoades, PA., 2141 L
Drive, Sebring, Florida 33
file the original with the
the above named cour
before April 17, 2009; oth
judgment may be entered
you for the relief demand
Complaint or Petition.

IN ACCORDANCE WIT
AMERICANS WITH DISAI
ACT, PERSONS WITH D


TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO
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 seal
of said Court on this 17th day of
March, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of said Circuit Court

By: Brad Reed
Deputy Clerk
3:19,26c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000691
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARL KELLEY, SR., et al,

Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE


the pro- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
mpaired, suant to a Final Judgment of
or Voice Foreclosure dated March 16, 2009
SFlorida and entered in Case No. 25-2008-
CA-000691 of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and
3:26 -4:16c for HARDEE County, Florida
r OF THE wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
RCUIT is the Plaintiff and CARL KELLEY,
COUNTY, SR.,: MARYANNE KELLEY; TEN-
ANT #1 N/K/A MARK SMITH, and
TENANT #2 N/K/A STEPHANIE
1C000051 MURPHY are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
ida cor- for cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00AM, on the 8 day of April,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
KNOWN Judgment:
SON,
KNOWN THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
ICH, etc., SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 35
/ SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
lN DA, SUBJECT TO A NON-
EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT
N, THE FOR INGRESS, EGRESS,
USE OF UTILITIES AND ANY LAW-
JOYCE FUL PURPOSE OVER AND
KNOWN ACROSS THE WEST 30
JOYCE FEET THEREOF.
r and all
timing to A/K/A 348 MOFFITT ROAD,
title, or ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890
property
bed. Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
IOTIFIED other than the property owner as
ire action of the date of the Lis Pendens
operty in must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
k "H", WITNESS MY HAND and the
Creek seal of this Court on March 17,
r Plat 2009.
ok 3,
public B. Hugh Bradley
county, Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
you and Deputy Clerk
e a copy
any, to it In accordance with the Americans
y, whose Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
ichael L. abilities needing a special accom-
'ord R. modation to participate in this pro-
.akeview ceeding should contact the indi-
870, and vidual or agency sending the
Clerk of notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
t on or Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
erwise a Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
I against Florida 33606, telephone (813)
Bd in the 251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
-H THE 955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
BILITIES 8770, via Florida Relay Service.
ISABILI-
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pals.
In England the residents take
a "holiday" instead of our word
"vacation." Brian and Janet
Clark came to the United States
for their holiday. About three
years ago, they visited a relative
in Fort Myers and on the drive
to the Orlando airport, the road
came to Bowling Green. When
Brian saw the sign, Bowling
Green City Limits, he asked his
wife, isn't this where Mary Lois
lives?
He insisted they try and
locate her, and went to the jail.
Luckily, the Crawleys were not
names the jail personnel were
familiar with and suggested
they .try the post office. When
they went to the post office, a
girl overheard the conversation
and said she knew where the
Crawleys lived and gave them
specific instructions on finding
Fort Green.
When they knocked on the
door, Mary Lois did not recog-
nize them. They had never met
and only had sent pictures. It
did not take long, and neither
could believe they had finally
met in person! Now, when
Brian and Janet plan their annu-
al "holiday," they always spend
the last two or three days in Fort
Green, and then on to the air-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CASE NO.: 252008CA000546
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
LISA SELLING, ET AL.,

DEFENDANTSS.


NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA
SELLING N/K/A ERRICK
SELLING
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, *
assignees, 'lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming
an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
the property described in the
mortgage being foreclosed here-
in.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:

LOT 36 OF PEACE RIVER-
HEIGHTS, UNIT #2, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 43.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 900 South Pine Island Road
#400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
on or before April 24, 2009, (no
later than 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice
of action) 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 or petition filed herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at HARDEE County,
Florida, this 18. day of March,
2009.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

BY: Connie Coker
DEPUTY CLERK

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS DISABILITIES ACT,
persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation should
contact COURT ADMINIST-
RATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-4174, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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port in Orlando. Mary Lois
reports they really had a super
visit.
Danny Keene celebrated his
birthday last Friday and then
Hunter Reid celebrated his
birthday with a party last
Saturday. Lots of friends and
families helped Hunter cele-
brate. Many more birthdays are
wished for Danny and Hunter.
John Alexander was a recent
visitor. He returned to Tennes-
see last Monday. He said down
here was even cold and the
wind was mighty nippy last
Sunday!
We had a workday last Satur-
day at the Fort Green Baptist
Church. Among the workers
was a young girl, and if you
need any painting done, call
Makayla Chancey. She did not
get a single drop of paint on her
and she was not even wearing
gloves.
I cannot do that. I wear old
clothes, rubber gloves, hat and
sunglasses and still manage to
get paint on myself. My hat is
off to Makayla. Probably some
of the others are just as good a


CHARITABLE CLOWN


COURTESY PHOTO
Jim Barncord, whose clown persona is Jimmy Hayseed,
this week recognized donors for their contributions for
the Scottish Rites Helping Children Communicate pro-
ject. He gave appreciation to Coker Fuel and the Sisters
of St. Michael's Church for sharing a space during the
Hardee County Fair and Pioneer Park Days. Barncord
and his wife, Shirley, live in Wauchula. He is an Advanced
Mason and worked 50 years as a boilermaker with Local
154 in Pittsburgh, Pa.


'FREDDIE MAC' BAGGED


Noted Wauchula turkey hunter Dr. Barbara Carlton on the
first day of spring gobbler season shot this bird she had
named Freddie Mac. She shot the bird at 2:30 p.m., and
it weighed 19 pounds, had a 10.5-inch beard and spurs
of 1.25 and 1.5 inches. She stalked the Osceola turkey
five times before calling him up. She is also after a sec-
ond gobbler nicknamed Fannie Mae. She is a retired
medical doctor.


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painter, but I particularly
noticed her. Everyone who
turned out to work did a good
job, and it is always fun when
you are working together!
Our interim pastor, Brother
Jack White, said he was scalped
before he left Hardee County
last week. By this he ineant he
had a haircut. It makes him
look 10 years younger, and-I bet
all the ladies are calling their
beautician this week for a hair-
cut! Brother Jack said' he
always comes to Hardee
County on Thursday and visits
with Mr. Lanier and gets The
Herald-Advocate. We are en-
joying having him at Fort
Green.
The GAs are sponsoring a
pancake breakfast this Sunday
morning beginning at 9. The
proceeds will benefit the Annie
Armstrong Easter Offering. It is
rumored they will have sau-
sage, eggs and Belgian waffles
along with the pancakes, so
come out and support them.
Please call with any news and
remember to pray for one
another.









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12B The Herald-Advocate, March 26, 2009


JVs Edge St. Albans 6-5


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was the only win of the
week, but'a big one.
The Hardee junior varsity
Wildcats were undaunted
against their counterparts from
Washington, D.C., holding on
for a 6-5 win on Wednesday
afternoon, the middle game of
three the JVs played last week.
This week, Hardee's only
game was Tuesday at Avon
Park. The game scheduled to
tomorrow (Friday) at home
against Lake Placid has been
cancelled while the field is
being treated.
Next week's only game is
Friday at home at 4 p.m. against
Sebring, the opener in a JV/var-
sity doubleheader.
Hardee greets Frostproof in a
similar home doubleheader on
April 8 and goes to DeSoto on
April 9. The season ends with
back-to-back road games, at
Frostproof on April 15 and at
Sebring on April 16.
Last week began with a Tues-
day visit to DeSoto. The junior
Bulldogs opened with a pair of
runs in the first inning on a
combination of walks and hits.
It could have been worse as
DeSoto stranded three runners.
Hardee tied the score in the
home half of the first. Justin


A Daily Thought
.THURSDAY
hen the Spirit of the Lord
came upon me, and He told
me what to say, "This is what
the Lord says: ...The soul
who sins is the one who will
die (eternally). The son will
not share the guilt of the
father, nor will the father
share the guilt of his son."
Ezekiel 11:5a and 18:20(NIV)

FRIDAY
No bad language must pass
your lips, but only what is
good and helpful to the
ppcasion so that it brings a
blessing to those who hear it
... Be done with spite and
passion, of angry shouting
and cursing, and bad feel-
ings of every kind.
Ephesians 4:29,31-32 (NEB)

SATURDAY
Is anyone crying for help?
God is listening, ready to
rescue you. If your heart is
broken, you'll find God right
there.
Psalm 34:17-18 (The ME)

SUNDAY
Loving God means obeying
His command .. And this is
our victory, our faith. So the
person who wins against the
world is the person who
believes that Jesus is the
Son of God, the Savior.
I John 5:3,5 (NCV)

MONDAY
Charm can be deceptive
and beauty doesn't last, but
a woman who fears and rev-
erences her God shall be
greatly praised. These good
deeds of hers shall bring her
honor and recognition from
even the leaders of the
nation..
Proverbs 31:30,31b (TLB)

TUESDAY
All have sinned and fallen
short of the glory of God.
They are justified by His
grace, through the redemp-
tion which is in Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23-24 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
Where is another God like
You, who pardons the sins of-
His people? You cannot stay
angry with Your people for-
ever, because You delight in
mercy.
Micah 7:18-19 (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-
Slish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


I have never had so many
good ideas day after day
as when I worked in the
garden.
-John Erskine


Knight was safe on an error,
stole second and scored. Daw-
son Crawford singled but was
out on a fielder's choice.
Lincoln Saunders was safe on
an error, stole second and came
around to cross home plate to
even the score. A walk to Justin
Bromley and single by Dalton
Hewett left two aboard.
DeSoto combined walks and
hits for four runs in the top of
the fourth, making it a 6-2
game.
That score held until the
home half of the fourth, when
Hardee picked up a run. Dillon
Farr walked, as did Murrell
Winter. Farr kept moving and
came around to cross home
plate.
It stayed 6-3 until the top of
the sixth, when DeSoto used an
error and a hit to add an insur-
ance run. Hardee was unable to
answer in the bottom of the
sixth, and final, inning.
Hardee was home on Wed-
nesday for the visit from St.
Albans. Bromley was on the
mound. Despite an error, which
turned into a run, Bromley was
able to retire the side without
any more damage.
Hardee threatened in the bot-
tom of the first. Crawford sin-
gled, but was out coming home


on a Saunders hit. St Albans
added another run in the top of
the second on a walk and hit.
Hardee lashed back in the
home half of the second.
Bromley walked and stole his
way home. Hewett singled and
also stole home. Mikey Retana
walked and Carter Lambert was
safe on an error. They both


scored, too. Knight walked, but
was stranded at third. Saunders
singled and was stranded there.
No runs were scored in the
third inning. St. Albans left the
bases loaded and Hardee left
Retana aboard after he was safe
on a fielder's choice which took
out Hewett after he had singled.
The 4-2 score changed in the
fourth frame, when St. Albans
knotted the score 4-all in the top
of the fourth on a walk, single
and fielder's choice.


Hardee broke it open again in
the bottom of the fourth. With
two down, Crawford was safe
on an error and Saunders strok-
ed an in-the-park homer to
make it 6-4.
St. Albans got one run back in
the top of the fifth, but neither
team was able to add any other
runs. In the top of the seventh,
St. Albans tried its best. One
runner singled, the next struck
out and the third was out on a 3-
6-4 double play.


Hardee's Friday trip to Brad-
,en River was a study in frustra-
tion as the young 'Cats took a
2-0 lead in the top of the frrst
inning. Crawford walked, Saun-
ders tripled and stole home, giv-
ing Hardee a brief 2-0 advan-
tage.
That dissipated with a, three-
run home half of the fifst by
Braden River, which also scor-
ed in the third, fourth and fifth
innings to win 12-2 on the ,10-
run rule.


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PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
The Hardee Junior Varsity beat St. Albans 6-5; (seated, from left) Steve Hodges, Deonte Evans, Brandon Holton,
Caleb Reas, Justin Knight, Dalton Hewett, Mikey Retana and Lincoln Saunders; (back row) Assistant Coach Paul
Samuels, Dillon Farr, Dawson Crawford, Thomas Flores, Justin Bromley, Jeremy Rowe, Murrell Winters, Carter
Lambert and Head Coach John Sharp.


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COURTESY PHOTO
New Community Emergency Response Team graduates are seen here with members
of Hardee County Fire-Rescue and their instructor, Anne Miller.


20 Volunteers Become


Emergency Responders


Instructor Dennis Andrews
volunteer Art Dubuc.


Hardee County now has 20
new Community Emergency
Response Team volunteers.
Residents of the SKP Resort
in Zolfo Springs recently com-
pleted the 24-hour course cul-
minating in a four-hour disaster
drill. Community Emergency,
Response Team training, better
known by its acronym CERT, is
a Department of Homeland
Security course. It was conduct-
ed locally by Hardee County
Emergency Management. The
course, materials and trainers
were funded by federal grant
dollars.
Participants were given
instruction in fire suppression,
search and rescue, medical
triage, and disaster psychology.
The "final exam" consisted of a
four-hour drill simulating a tor-


nado touchdown in the SKP
Resort. Team members were
divided into groups and given
specific assignments to carry
out inside the park.
Locating victims, extinguish-
ing small fires and sorting and
treating the wounded were
skills that all team members had
to demonstrate before earning
their certification. To add an
element of realism, volunteer
victims, were dressed in mou-
lage, simulating wounds rang-,
ing from burns to severe lacera-
tions to penetrating trauma.
Victims were members of
Hardee Senior High School's
Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corps and other residents of the
park.
The course was delivered
over a two-week period and


was adjusted to fit the busy
schedules of the park residents.
Lead instructor Anne Miller
was very pleased with the
enthusiasm of the students.
"After the first couple of ses-
sions, they really took off and
started showing ownership of
the program," she said proudly.
Emergency Management
Director Rich Shepard also
expressed pride in the group,
saying, "It really took on a life
of its own. After the first ses-
sion or two, they started asking
me questions about getting
more training, advanced train-
ing, buying extra equipment;
this is a great bunch of people."
CERT training is coordinated
through Hardee County Emerg-
ency Management and can be
scheduled by contacting Shep-
ard at 773-6373.

The geoduck is a huge,
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as mugh ap-six.poinds.
The average flea is only 1/8
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to 13 inches.


Community Emergency Response Team members learn how to handle fire extinguish-
ers along with other necessary equipment.
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nice to say about anybody,
come sit next to me.
-Alice Roosevelt
Longworth
What you dont see with
your eyes, don't Witness
with your mouth.
-Jewish Proverb


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-oSchedule Of Weekly Services-


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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH Sunday
310 Orange St. Sunday
375-3100 Wedne
Sunday Morning ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m. PRn
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.
Domin
CELEBRATION CHURCH Service
5112 Hwy. 17 N. Service
(Fuego's Sports Cafe) Mierco
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Service ................... 1:00 a.m.
Mornir
CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH Wedne
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m. ST
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd ............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Sunday)
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m. Sunday
WedneS
CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South'
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m. SuMrni
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.
Sunday
Mid-W
CHURCH OF GOD Mid-V
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Moving Worship ................1:00 a.m. LIMI
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m. 486
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
CHURCH OF GOD Mornir
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH Evenir
725 Palmetto St. Wedne
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m. I
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m. Ba
Evening Worship Sunda'
Ist Sunday ......................5:00 p.m. Worsh
Sunday)
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN Wedne
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra. NEV
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................:00 p.m. Sunday'
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m. Mornii
Discip
FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD Evenin
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206 Wedne
Sunday School .................. :.,.9:45 a.m.
Morning Worsbip ...,....;. 11:00 a.m.
Dtciples Triif & Chburs 5 30 p.m .(
Eyening Worship ..-..6 30'p.m r -nsficlaha
Weinesday-Praer . 7 00 p m ", Mlrni
Wedne
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green UNI
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253 5076
Bible Study............................9:30 a.m. Sunday
Morning Worship ...1............10:45 a.m. Mornir
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m. Evenin
Wednesday Supper- ............5:30 p.m. Wedne
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday.WOW Service ..7:00 p.m. Wedne

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375,2340
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m. A
Morning Worship 11-00 a.m. Marti
Ybuth Fellowshipl ........:.. 5.....5:00 p.ni.
Evening Worship ..............:.6:00 p.m., Sunday
Wed. Bible Siudy .......;....7:00 p.m. English
Genera
FORT GREEN BAPTIST Ttiesda
CHURCH Wedhe:
SBaptist Church Road 173-9013.
Bible Connection .................'.9:45 a.m. : ; CI
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00.p.m. Sunday

HOLY CHILD CELl
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 529
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m. ... .
d ", i r :;Celebria
IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO Wed
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191 Adult C
Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m. Youth (
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m. Children
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m., .

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 S
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019 Sunday
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m. .. Momin
Morning Worship ............... i:00 a.m. Evening
Evening Worship ............. 6:00 p.m. Wednes
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE 261 S
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St. Bible S
Church School ......................9:30 a.m. Worship
Morning Service ................ 1:00 a.m. Wednes
Evening Service ..... ...........,7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prhyer .....7:d0op.." "
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409. ,,unday
Sunday School ..'. :...9.:.....:.,i9:45-a.m. Sunday
Morning Worship ...........',...11:00 a.m.' Sunday
Disciples Training........5.. .. p.Ip. Wel-"N
Evening Worship ............;...7:00 p.m. '" Mn.;
Wednesday Prayer Time.7..0..p7.:00n.p.. 2nid S


BOWLING GREEN
;W BEGINNING CHURCH
ler of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
y Worship ..................11:00 a.n
of Life Sunday......:.12:15 p.n
meeting Tuesday......:...6:00 p.n

EN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
y School .................. 10:00 a.n
y Service .................... 6:00 p.n
sday Service................7:30 p.n

MERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
gos Esctela Dom. ......9:45 a.n
io de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.n
io de Predicacion ........5:00 p.n
dles Servico..................6:30 p.n

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

. JOHN A.M.E. CIIURCII
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
y Church School ..........9:30 a.m
i Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m
sday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m
CTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
y School .....................10:00 a.n
ig Worship .......:........II:00 a.m
y Night Service............7:00 p.m
'eek Bible Study,
Thurs. ....................7:30 p.

ONA
STONE BAPTIST CIIURCt
8 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Conmi. -
y School ...................... 9:45 a.r
ng Worship ................11:00 a.r
ig Worship ..................6:00 p.r
:sday Prayer ................7:00 p.r

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
.dger Loop Lane 773-4475
y School ...................... 9:45 a.n
ip Service ................11:00 a.n
y Night Worship ..........6:00 p.n
:sday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m

V ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
y School .................... 10:00 a.n
ng Worship ................ 11:00 a.n
les Training..................6:00 p.m
ig Worship ...............:00 p.m
sday Prayer ................6:00 p.n

DNA BAPTIST CHURCH
1Bea :'L.e T73-2540,
ISchool t J 10.'l0'an
ig Worship ............ 11:00 a.n
sday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
SLily Church Rd. 494-5622
y School .................... 10:00 a.n
ig Worship ..............11:00 a.n
g Worship ..................6:00 p.m
sday AWANA for Kids
......................... .......... 6:30 p.m
sday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

POSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
in.Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.'. '
' School .................... 10:00 a.m
ig Service .........1........11:30 a.m
I Worship Service ......1:30 p.m
y Protyef'.:.... ....... 7... :00 p.m
sday, Service...:...........7:00 p.m

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

EBRATION FELLOWSHIP
V., Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
aibn Service......:....... 10:30 a.m
insday Evening Cell Groups
:ell Group ...............7:00 p.m
Cell Group ..................7:00 p.mi
n's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m
Call.for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
tate Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
School ......................9:45 a.m
g Worship .... .........11:00 a.m
g Worship ..................6:00 p.m
'da'y Worship .::........:..6:30 p.m

CHURCH OF CHRIST
!. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
tudy ......::..... .. .......10:00 a.m
p Service ..................11:00 a.m
sday ............. ... .....7:00 p.m


CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Morning Worship......9:30 a.m
Bible Class.........:.... 1:30 a.m
Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m
eight Bible Class ..:.....7:00 p.m
'Leaderslhip &. Training Cla.s -
ihnday'pf Month ...,...4:00 p.m


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WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion .....................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio.....................7:30 p:m.
Vicmes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................1.0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITI TEMPLE CHURCII
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ........... 90.........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....I 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 pjn.
Church Orchestra Reh -5 5 ,m'
Prayer hlciling 6 00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ................6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh.................... 6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation


..............................................6:30 p.m .
n. Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
. ...............................................6:45 p.m .
n. Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band............................ 6:45 p.m
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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations CafD,0peuns.......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 p.L.A.S.T.
n. (K-5th) .......:.10:45 a.m.
. Worship Service. ...............10:45 a.m.
. WEDNESDAY: '
., Check-In begins for Ndrsery-5th
a , grade..,......... ,......6:.)5 p.nm.
Classes for children iges PreK-12th.
grade.....:............6:30-8:00 p:m.
1h FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
S511 W. Palmetto.St.
Sunday School .........,..:........10:09 a.m.
Morning Service ..............11:00 a.m.
SEvening 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 am. ,
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ....................... :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.ml
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m:
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m..

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue '
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 h.m:
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30,a.m.
Evening Worship, ... ...........6:00 p.rfi..
Wed. Family Night ............7:00p.m.
Adult Children &~Youth'..

FLORIDA GOSPEL
S,, W. Pahnietto
223-5126' .,
-Sunday Morning.Worship.... I !-00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship',.....::....'730 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal".,
810 W. Tennessee St. 773,-3753 '
:Morning Service .....'....,:1000';rnit.,.
Evening Worship ........;..;6;00 p.m. '.
Wednesday Service..........:....7:00 p.mi.


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

'IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service .......... 1 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Service........................7:30 p.m.
IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ..............................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles.........................7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

JEIIOVAII'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service...................... 2:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.

JEHOVAHIS WITNESSES
SPANISII
Sunday Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

LIGHT OF TIE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
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....... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .:................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.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 LIFE CHURCH
'111 WV. raausuu Q#


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

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

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

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

WAUCHULA 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.


'111 W. ralmetto St.
S 773-2929 ZOLFO SPRINGS
Sind* Seric Pl.. -" -. COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
Wcdn ce. .ti p-,m- CHUIRCH
Children Ministries for all service Gardner
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
10 Martin Luther King Ave. Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
767-0023 Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Morn. Worship ......................(1st & 3r Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m. COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m. Cracker Trail Arena
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m. IIwy 66
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m. (across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m. 781-2281
unu_... .. f.. ..


NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6.....600 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 ............ ........11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
;- JB'PTISTCIU' RcH < :-
149 Manley Roa -lEast Main 773:-
; 58i4 / .y'.
Sunday School ..' 9....... 30 a.m.
Worship'Servi'ce ........I;.....l a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ..........7:,00 p.m.
S. L ..,LIFEH.JuRCH-' .,".
3365'Nortl US Hwy. 17
Mornipn'Servlee':..........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 .:.....:......1:.6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................700 p.m.

SOUL'HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1 :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 ..................................

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


Sunday ................................1 u:;w a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
'Suinday School .... .....I1000 a.m.
Moning'Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
.Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts 'Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
W orship ................................ 11:00 a.m .
Evening................................ 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship............7.....730 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 1:00 a.m.
........................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday . ................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School ...............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a,m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .. .........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ..............................11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club................... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ...........7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda .. .00 p.m

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


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was robbed. He later prayed,
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never robbed before; although
they took my purse they didn't
take my life: and although
they took my all, it wasn't
much; and it was I who was
robbed, not I who robbed."
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and gripey at the same time;
it's hard to be thankful and
touchy at the same instant; it's
impossible to be praisefuLand
pessimistic at, fhe same
moment. '
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joyful. No mauer what hap-
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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Fran Robinson had some
:heart surgery and is now home
.and on the mend. My husband,
Doug Taylor, ended up in the
hospital for surgery and came
home for one day and had to
return to the hospital. I am
behind on all the events that
happened in the last few weeks.
I appreciate everyone's help in
taking notes'for me.

CANADA DAY
There were 114 Canadians at
Canada Day on March 6. Ross
and Marjorie Law and Stew and
Diane Blair were in charge of
the festivities and luncheon.
Next year the hosts will be
Frank and Diane Landry and
Jacques and Claire Tremblay.

SHUFFLING
March 10 was the last day of
regular season shuffling. For
the women, Joy Beckley was in
first place, Sharon Potter in sec-
ond and Eleanor Dice was third.
For the men, Mike Defreitas
was first, followed by Mel Heg-
ge in second and Dave English
in third. The shuffling banquet
was held March 17.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Lee Roy 'Behymer led the
U.S. Pledge on March 11 with
Betty Gadsby leading the Can-
adian Pledge and Bob Jones
leading the prayer: The 50/50
winners were Ken and Myrna
Bolin, Diane Blair, Lot 443,
Bea and Mort Malone and Lot
337.
On March 18, Gaylord
Williams led the U.S. Pledge,
Ellen Gilson led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Irene Ascott, Peggy Gushue,
Don and Jeri Plumley and N.
Newberry.


sbee split the large jackpot on
March 6, with Leona Munsie
and Laurie Hierlihy splitting the
small jackpot. March 9 had Ted
Longnecker winning the large
jackpot and Elaine Leverone
and Marie Oakes splitting the
small jackpot.
March 13, Anne Defreitas
and Don Ahearn split the large
jackpot and Janet Perron won
the small one. On March 16,
Richard Peterson won the large
jackpot and Sharlene Arola won
the small one.

CHURCH
by Diane Burget
"Obedience to God" was
Pastor Robert Winne's message
March 15. Also, he told us that
His spirit will not always strive
with man, so today is the day to
get right with our God. Our
choir sang a "Gloryland Med-
ley" under the direction of Nan-
cy Morrison and accompanied
by Carole Jones.
With Carole on the piano and
Linda Gray on the organ, the
congregation sang Redeemed,"
"I Am Thine O Lord" and
"Look to the Lamb of God."
Bob Wilday and Lowell Gordon
collected the offering and pray-
er was offered by Don Merillat.
Maxine Stromme greeted the
110 residents and visitors.

SCORES
Bocce winners: First, Team
Red; second, Team Beige; and
third, Team Lilac.
Bowling winners: First, Mr.
and Mrs.; second, Number 1;
and third, 3 Men and a Girl.
High scratch series was Ken
Bolin for the men and Anne
Defreitas for the women. High
scratch game was Pete Bash-
ford for the men and Flo Smith
for the women.


BINGO
Don Smith and Rosalie Foln-

You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such
a great while ago after all. The time shortens up.
-William Dean Howells


The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills

ST. PATRICK'S DAY king? Bill sure was surprised
Our St. Patrick's Day parade when we put the crown on his
was well attended, with a bit of head.
a surprise for Dolly and Bill Prizes were awarded to
Hartigan. Dolly Hartigan was Audrey Semler, for best-dress-
chosen queen and was driven ed bike, and for best-dressed
around in the parade by Dave woman and man, Winnie
Mills. Bill has for many years DeWitt and Wayne Barnes. We
been the grand marshall, and had quite a few laughs for the
this year was no different, gorilla that was really dressed
Our own Bill Hartigan is for the occasion by Dave Mills.
from an old Irish order. The Winnie DeWitt prepared the
family name, Hartigan, is about corned beef and cabbage, with
as "raw boned' as you can get. our wonderful cooks preparing
Now what is a queen without a other dishes and desserts. All




Little Charlie Creek RV News
By Linda Snowden & Jean Sian


Well, things are winding
down here at the park. Many of
our old and i new friends are
leaving to go back home to the
cold country. We wish all of
those a safe and happy trip
home. However, we are contin-
uing with our activities as usual,
maybe just a few less people
attending but still lots of fun
and fellowship.
We wish to express our deep-
est sympathy to Mary Officer
and family for the loss of their
brother last week.

WINNERS
Winners for the last week
were as follows: Thursday night
jam session 50/50 winners were
Margaret Terrell, Irene Lund-
quist, Margaret Redden and Dot
Reynolds.
Friday night bingo with
Norm Edwards calling had
these winners for special bingo:
first-line bingo was Pat Coff-
man and completion of the dia-
gram was a tie between Valene
Schroeder and Carol Kirby.
Final bingo winners were for
first line, Roy Guillebeau;
around the free spot, Irene
Bissett; and the coverall was
won by Irene Bissett.


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Monday morning coffee had
the following 50/50 winners:
Irene Bissett, Glenna Tuttle,
Maxine Jenkins, Carol Leroux
and Cathie Lang.
Monday night bingo winners
were, for special bingo first
line, Bob Fallows; and the com-
pleted diagram was won by Pat
Coffman. Final bingo winners
were, for around the free spot, a
tie between Liz Noody and
Jerry Fingler; for coverall,
Nona Hoskins.
Folks playing euchre had a
surprise when Don and Joan
Brisbane showed up to play and
were flashing (their shirts, that
is). The last euchre night will be
this coming Tuesday.
The winners were: First,
Shirley Spence; second, Gloria
Goodenow; third, Glenna
Tuttle; fourth, Ken Kunder; and
fifth, Paul Gibson. The floating
dollar was won by Nancy
Mustaine and the revered booby
prize was won by Jerry Snow-
den.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming events include the
sausage and pancake breakfast
on Saturday morning, and cake
and ice cream on Sunday to cel-
ebrate our residents' birthdays
and anniversaries. On Tuesday
we are having a $1 hamburger
night; sign up in the rec hall.


that stayed for the sing-along
had a wonderful time singing as
Elina Henderson played the
piano and Bill Hartigan the gui-
tar.

AROUND THE PARK
Patrice Christie still needs
our prayers and a thoughtful
card.
Butch Roberts enjoyed his
stay with Melvin and Karen
Roberts and me. He hesitated
on heading back to Ohio on
Tuesday. Ed and Charlene
Soulgine left for Illinois on
Wednesday. Gordon Breedlove
left Saturday. We wish them all
a safe journey home.

BREAKFAST
Our last breakfast for the sea-
son was well attended. We
appreciate everyone who did
their share to host the breakfasts
for the season. Dave and I host-
ed. The chefs were Jack Shan-
ower and Nels Latimer.

BOWLING
We have one more bowling
time left. This week Karen
Roberts was the top woman
bowler, and Butch Roberts was
top bowler for the men. It just
seems that ball is still not letting


me get to the top, but they say.[
am improving.
SHUFFLEBOARD
We had many players th6se
past few weeks, and it amazes
me how one little puck and a
stick can cause so much com-
motion. Why, you would think
they were-playing for gold!.
Grover Werthington and Joan
Newton headed up the champ
team on.Friday. Audrey Semler
and Ron Reid on Monday.

POKENO
Eddie Philips desperately
took all the pennies on Friday
with a grand ole smile, and
Connie Akelian tugged and
tugged to get herself away from
the table but was glad she
stayed, as she took home the
pennies for Monday.
Pat Stacy won on Wednes-
day, and what a time she had
carrying- all those pennies
home.

POKENO
Tuesday found 28 playing
bingo, with the 50/50 going to
Pauline Bielsford, jackpot to
Judy Drummond and merchant
certificates going to Connie
Swanson, Eddie Philips, Shirley
Hyde and Charlene Soulgine.


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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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Si hay una buena raz6n de que usted quiere a su niio 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 necesitard Ilenar una Aplicaci6n de solicitud de exen-
ci6n para otra escuela.

Usted puede obtener una aplicaci6n de exencion 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 desempefi
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
1onas es recordada que todos adiestran las aprobaciones de exenci6n Sera sola-
mente bueno durante un aio escolar.

Las decisions sobre todas aplicaciones de exenci6n ser&n hechas en fines de junio
despues del anuncio ptiblico de AYP para las escuelas. Para mas asistencia, por favor
contbtese con nuestra oficina en 773 9756. Haremos nuestro mejor para Ayudar o
responder sus preguntas.

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NWES Recognizes Its Outstanding Students


COURTESY PHOTO
North Wauchula Elementary School awarded students for their performance during the
first nine weeks of school. Receiving the Cool Cat award for kindergarten were (front
row, from left) Steven Haswell, Randy Campbell, Isabel Calvillo, Sara Ibanez, Joseph
Peters, Trey Canary, Savannah Valletutti and Jamie Walker; (middle) Haley Dickey, Kayla
Patterson, Hunter Davis, David Edwards, Chloe Selph, Seth Durrance and Richard
Torres; (back) Heide Smith, Tayler Moseley and Jacee DeBoom.


First graders honored for the first nine weeks were (front row, from left) Weston
Roberts, Araceli Escobedo, Jasmine Consuergra, Elaina McClenithan, Damario Zuniga,
Citaly Gonzalez and Hannah Ford; (back) Isela Flores, Brianna Farias, Hugh Pate,
Bryce Rucker, Maira Deloera, Saul Arvizu and Jacob Contrearas.


Awarded for their achievements during the first quarter were second graders (front
row, from left) Lillian Salazar, Randy Mcleod, Lindsey Boyette, Fatima Ramirez, Marisa
Molina-Santibanez and Betsy Mejia-Flores; (middle) Laura Reynolds, J.C. Kulig, Tony
Webb, Eddie Rivera and Dexter'Yang; (back) Erica Martinez, Patricia Deloera and Anahi
Cano. Missing from the picture is Jansen Walker.


Third graders receiving the first-quarter of the year Cool Cat award were (front row,
from left) Hannah Herrin, Ray Zuniga, Elizabeth Weeks, Kaylee Derby, Cody Gillis and
Krupa Ahir; (back) Anthony Miranda, Elena Briones, Nubia Gomez, Rouke Madronal
and Adelina Luna.
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Fourth graders recognized for their first nine weeks' performance were (front row, from
left) Sarah Welch, Maria Jaimes, Jerry Jason Nichols, Darby Farr, Audra Weeks and
Odalis Hernandez; (middle) Gerardo Jaimes, Litzy Vargas, Austin Johnson, Fernando
Rivera and Walner Pierre; (back) Simon Lopez and Annette Mondragon. Not pictured is
Madison Castleberry.


Students given the Positively.Awesome Worker award for the first nine weeks were
(front row, from left) Dalton Cantu, Carina Deloera, Jeffley Louis, Chloe Smith, Alexis
Kilpatrick, Kedrick Williams and Abel Servin; (middle) Jose Rojas, Maricruz Gonzales,
Sayra Campos, Malik McMillian, Justin Williams, Antonio Patino and Cruz Avalos;
(back) Janie Elizalde, Kenny Severe, Danny Sustaita, Zahria Williams, Cavaris Snell and
Maria Villafuerte.


Fifth graders who performed well during the first quarter of the school year were (front
row, from left) Eddie Rogers, Jorge Perez, Alex Shields, Alexis Melendez and Sonya
Calvillo; (middle) Juan Zavala, Bryan Cisneros, Austin Wallace and Escar Toledo; (back)
Emily Bennett, Danielle Weeks and Alexis Chavez.


Receiving the Positively Awesome Worker award for the second nine-week period were
(front row, from left) Tyler Bergens, Stanley Severe, Karen Salazar, Roxanna Araujo and
Abelardo Trenado; (middle) Alyssa Beers, Rosa Guerro, Abelardo DeJusus-Leon and
Josue Carmona-Alsnoso; (back) Norma Rivera, Elizabeth Diaz, Beyonce' Mosley and
Marilu Araujo.









March 26,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Awarded for their good performance during the second nine weeks were (front row,
from left) Fabian Molina, Cori Ann Rosales, Fernando Patino and Mariadela Araujo;
(middle) Devonne Faulk, Lance Bursler, Carly Nadasky and Maria Cambray; (back)
Fredrick McCray, Cassidy Powell and Matthew Green.


Kindergarteners who received the Cool Cat award for the second quarter were (front
row, from left) Alessa Valerio, Emma McGuckin, Saul Salgado, Hayden Mushrush, Amy
Guiterrez and Breanna Reynolds; (middle) Skylar Tatum, Esteban Fernandez, Oscar
DeSantiago, Alan Felipe Zuniga, Jozie St. Louis and Genoveva Carmona; (back) Jose
Hernandez, Macy Kingdon, Richard Sanders, Keyla Romero, Ana Ibanez and Caleb
Arana.


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First graders recognized as Cool Cats for the second nine weeks were (front row, from
left) Melissa Zambrno, Elijah Powell, Gustavo Chagoya, Brianna Valdez, Blake.
Richardson and Tyler Abel; (middle) Puja Ahir, Hallie Atchley, Rachel Garland, Elizabeth
Camarillo and Diana Paulino-Pena; (back) Oren Crawford, Samantha Jimenez, Sandra
Gomez and Daniel Garcia.


Second graders awarded for their accomplishments during the second quarter of
school were (front row, from left) Eric Romero, Viviana Flores, Alan Thomas, Hardee
Pace and Marcus Sambrano; (middle) Kareli Plata, Guadalupe Diaz, Jose Mata-
Chagoya, Christina Short and Ramiro Guerrero; (back) Becca Kedzior, Idolina
Villasana, Haley Canary, Daniel Obregon and Drew McGuckin.
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Third graders who received recognition as second-quarter Cool Cats were (front row,
from left) Mario Gomez, Garrett Norris, Layla Santoyo, Taylor Bone and Alexis Neel;
(back) Julissa Flores, Alex Paulino, Ana Saldana, Ivan Badillo, Sydni Lopez and
Brannon Cooley.


Fifth graders recognized with the Cool Cat award for the second quarter were (front
row, from left) Maria Villafuerte, Daisy Macedo, Luis Nanes, Joel Garland, Faith Hodges
and Jakayla Mosley; (middle) McClain Mitchell, Sawan Patel, Cristina Rodriguez and
Marco Deloera; (back) Jacqueline Perez, Zozimo Saldana and Jose Martinez.


Fourth graders earning the Cool Cat award for the second nine weeks were (front row,
from left) Marisa Gonzalez, Willie Baker, Desiree Ford, J.T. Canary and Noah Valletutti;
(middle) Annetude Delhomme, Rosendo Saldana, Erika Martinez and Gerardo Saldana;
(back) Jenna Flores, Blanca Mata Chagoya, Estefania Gomez and Emory Smith.


Fourth-grader Fernando Rivera was pre-
sented the Spirit of the Community Award
during the first nine weeks of school.
Making the presentation was Mary Ann
Harrell of Mosaic.


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Fifth-grader Emelie Wolgast received the
Spirit of the Community Award for the
second nine weeks of school, which was
presented by Assistant Principal Dale
Wolgast.









6C The Herald-Advocate, March 26, 2009


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Dwayne Alan Tomlinson, 40,
Wauchula, and Melodee Suz-
anne Jones, 38, Wauchila.
Antonio Ortiz, 42, Tampa,
and Veronioa Gonzalez, 48,
Tampa.
Miguel Angel Corona, 16,
Bowling Green, and Adileie
Macedo, 19, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. Olivia Sanchez Torres, judg-
ment.
Auto Owners Insurance Co.
a/s/o/ Chauncey Owens to Lor-
enzo Hurd II, judgment.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Michelle L. Shoffner King,
default judgment.
Capital One Bank USA NA-
vs. Patricia Garcia, judgment.
Financial Portfolios II Inc.
vs. Claretha Wilson, judgment.
HSBC Bank Nevada NA vs:
Terra Bolin, stipulated agree-
ment approved:
Midland Funding LLC and
Tami L. Flores, stipulation rati-
fied, case dismissed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Jose Manuel Aquino, resist-
ing an officer without violence,
time served, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees
and $50 cost of prosecution
(COP) placed on lien, released
to immigration.
Joseph Dale Beckham Jr.,
retail theft, adjudication with-
held, probation six months,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs, $32.49
restitution, 20 hours community
service.
Kimberly Sue Carroll, caus-
ing a minor to become delin-
quent or dependent, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation 12
months, alcohol/drug abuse
evaluation/treatment, random
screens, $325 fine aand ,court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Ruben Chavez, battery, pro-
bation six months with condi-.
tio' of 18 days in jail with cred-
it for time served (CTS), no
weapons, four-week anger man-
agement class, no violent con-
tact with victim, $677 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-.
er fees, $50 COP, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Conde Mariano Gonzalez,
battery, probation 12 months
with condition of 18 days in jail
CTS, no contact with victim,
12-week anger management
class, $677 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees,$50
COP.
Jorge Jimenez-Molina, giv-.
ing a false ID to a law enforce-
ment officer. $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Juanna Mendoza, retail theft
and resisting a merchant, adju-.
dication withheld, probation six
months, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, 25 hours com-.


munity service.
Patrick Stuart Spence,
obtaining property by worthless
check, not prosecuted.
Jeffrey Logan Smith, domes-
tic battery and trespass after
warning, not prosecuted.
Jermaine Lee Harris, viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP.
Christy Lucella Pace, retail
theft, probation one year, no
alcohol or bars, warrantless
search and seizure;,:$325 fine
and court costs. $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs, 40 hours
community service ;"
Dennis Derrick Taylor, do-
mestic battery and petit theft,
transferred to pre-trial interven-
tion program;. '
Robert Preston Bivens, do-
mestic battery, not prosecuted.
Bobby R. Bragg, battery, not
prosecuted.
Daniel Garcia, domestic bat-
tery; not prosecuted.
Charlie Anderson Jr., viola-
tion" of probation (original
charge resisting an officer with-
out violence), probation re-
voked, 45 days CTS, $100 pub-
lic defender fees and $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Jeffery Ray Gilmore, viola-,
tion of probation (original
charges battery and culpable
negligence), probation revoked,
60 days CTS, $100 public
defender fees and $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Paul Edward Simon Jr., vio-
lation of probation originall
charge domestic battery), pro-
bation revoked, 120 days CTS,
$100 public defender fees and
$50 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees and placed on:
lien.


1. courthouse Report


The following criminal close mortgage.
traffic cases were disposed of Rhonda Lynn Simandl. and
recently in county court. Wallace John Simandl Jr.,
Dispositions are based on divorce.
Florida Statutes, ;driving Linda Ray o/b/o minor child
record and facts concerning vs. Robert Ray, petition for
the case.' injunction for protection.
Modammad Hamdan' Al Anthony Cano vs. Walter
Khataleen, driving' while McNeil, state Department of
license suspended (DWLS), Corrections, petition to review
estre.agd'bo .l.p no:. 1 ,s inmate status.
Mane ltiinoSalas, VMaria Garcia and 'the state
violation of 'prbationb(o~iginal Department of' Reenue (DOR)
charge DUI), probation re- vs. Molly Lopez, petition for
voked, time served, $50 public child support;
defender fee and $50 COP SanJuanita Avila and DOR'
added to outstanding fines and,.; vs.' Armando Mendoza-Jimen-
fees and placed on lien, released ez, petition for child support.
to immigration. Janice Ellison vs. Angel Sim-.
Henry Otis Kersey, violation mons, petition for injunction for
of probation (original charges protection.
DUI, refusal to submit to DUI Rebecca Santoyo and Adrian
tests and DWLS), probation ter- Santoyo, divorce.
minated. Indymac Federal Bank FSB
Jennifer Lea Purser, violation vs.,Jeanette Braddock, petition
of probation (original charge foi mortgage foreclosure.
DWLS), probation 'revoked, Citibank NA vs. Arnoldo Es-
time served, $100. public de- parza et al, petition for mort-
fender fees and $50 COP added gage foreclosure.
to outstanding, fines and fees Ester Reas vs.:Chris R6as,
and placed on lien, 'I: i petition for, injunction for pro-
Hugo Garcia,. violation of section.
license restrictions with proper- Duistin Skitka vs. Sara Star-
ty damage, adjudication with- raft, petition for injunction for
held, 32 hours community ser- protection. .
vice. I. Bank of America National
Abraham. Manuel" Garcia- Association vs. Colette Greene,
Mendez, DWLS, probation six Vernon Greene et al, petition for


Las Autoridades de Desarrollo Econ6mico del Condado de Hardee aceptaran solicitudes
para grandes proyectos que proven desarrollo econ6mico y de infraestructura dentro de
las fronteras geogr.ficas del Condado de'Hardee. Las autbridades situarin solicitudes
hasta el punto de estimar un program de fondos disponibles-basadqs en el criterio rela-
cionado a la capacidad administrative, beneficios plblicos, econ6micos y de uso piblico.
Las solicitudes y la Guia del Programa estan disponi.les en la..Oficina de los
Comisionados del Condado de Hardee, ubicada en el 412W. Orange Street, Room 103,
Wauchula, FL 33873; Tel6fono: 863-773-9430; Fax: 863-773-0958; Correo electr6nico:
bcc@hardeecounty.net. Las solicitudes seran aceptadad desde el 1 ro Mayo hasta el 0.1
de Junio del 2009, de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Favor de Notar: El Sitio de los negocios ben-
eficiados por consideraci6n de estos fondos debe ser localizado completamente dentro
del Condado de Hardee. Para mds informaci6n, por favor Ilarne al 863.773.9430.

ANUNCIO POBLICO DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE 3:26c



CITY OF WAUCHULA

NOTICE TO THE PUlLIC

The City of Wauchula, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will hold a Special
Meeting on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible fol-
lowing the special meeting of the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, to
approve the CRA's budget, and any other business that may come before the CRA.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statute, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131


months, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Aureliano Martinez, DWLS,
produced valid license, dis-
missed.
Lashawn Jernice. McMillian,
DWLS, produced valid license,
adjudication withheld, $1'95
court costs, $50 COP.
Marco Morales, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Christy Lucella Pace,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, consecu-
tive to misdemeanor sentence,
$50 COP.
Marcos Rendon-Godinez,
DWLS, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Yolanda Sanchez, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $195,
Court, costs, $50 COP.
Christopher Mark Tindell,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$195 court costs, $50 COP.
Bernardino Vasquez-Marti-
nez, DWLS, adjudication with-
held, $340 fine and court costs,
$50 COP.
Mario Vazquez-Diaz,
DWLS, produced valid foreign
license, dismissed.
Pedro Aureliano Velasco-Lo-
pez. allowing an unauthorized
person, -to drive, adjudication
withheld, $340 fine, and court
costs, $50 COP.
Ralph ,Manouzette. racing
on highway amended to
Scoreless driving, adjudication
withheld, $148 court costs.
Raymond Guerrero, violation
of probation (original charge
DUI), probation amended.
Steven Lee Medrano, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 45 days CTS, $100 pub-
lic defender fees and $50 COP.
, added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
SThe following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Sharyn Salter and
James Webb Jr., petition to fore-


mortgage foreclosure.
Mary Elizabeth Stone and
Christopher Stone, divorce.
Bruce Sift vs.Tammy Hall
Crosby, petition for injunction
for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Diane Radandt o/b/o minor
child and DOR vs. Kenneth
Loyd Duck, child support order.
Lynne M. Morales and DOR
vs. Ellis Steve Hodges Jr., child
support order.
Martha W. Smith and DOR
vs. Tami Jennifer Atchley, mod-
ification of child support.
Victoria Maria Sanchez and
DOR vs. Carl Sinclair Atkins,
order.
Holly Fralish Thornton and
DOR vs. Heather Michelle
Oakley, child support order.
Katrina Lynn Kelley Krell
and DOR vs. Darrell Patrick
Kelley, voluntary dismissal of
petition to modify child sup-
_port.
Kaylee Sanchez vs. Norma
Farias, injunction for protec-
tion.
Linda Ray o/b/o minor child
vs.,Robert Ray, injunction for
protection.
Clora Nell Thomas vs. Ernest
F. Thomas, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Ralph and Brenda Durrance
vs. School Board of Hardee
County, dismissed.
Lorena B. Grills and DOR
vs. Tommy L. Parker, order.
GMAC Mortgage LLC vs.
Carl S. and Maryann Kelley et
al, foreclosure of mortgage.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Miguel Jesus Avalos
and Maria Guadalupe Avalos,
default judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.
Michael Dale Owens and
DOR vs. Tonya L. Owens, child
support contempt order.

The following felony crimi-
. nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
:and, the, recommendation of
,the slagepqQbation office and
also sta~ nten ing guide-
lines. finall discretion is left to
the judge.'
Adam Acuna, resisting arrest
without violence, possession of
drug parpahernalia and posses-
sion of methamphetamine, not
prosecuted.
Jose Carlos-Isidro, felony
battery, transferred to county
misdemeanor court.
Ramon Carrion aggravat-
ed battery causing bodily harm
amended to felony battery
with a deadly weapon, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation two
years, $677 fine and court costs,
$150 public defender fees, $100


COP, 75 hours community ser-
vice.
Troy Thomas Clinton, viola-
tion of community control -
house arrest (original charges
burglary of a structure and
grand theft), community control
revoked, 18 months Florida
State Prison, $150 public de-
fender fees and $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Jaime Ruiz Figueroa, posses-
sion of methamphetamine,
transferred to drug pre-trial
intervention program.
William Samuel Hardin,
aggravated fleeing to elude an
officer and reckless driving,
guilty of first charge, adjudica-
tion withheld on second, 30
days in jail CTS, $520 fine and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees, $100 COP.
Michael Leon Holland, two
counts aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon amended to
improper exhibition of a
weapon, 60 days in jail, proba-
tion 12 months, 26-week batters
intervention class, no contact
with victims, $325 fine and
court costs, $150 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP.
Gustabo Lopez Martinez,
violation of probation (original
charge possession of cocaine),
probation revoked, time served,
license suspended two years,,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien, released to
immigration.
Sandra Burke Mendoza,
grand theft auto, not prosecut-
ed.
Jose Portillo, robbery with a
deadly weapon amended to
improper exhibition of a
firearm, 10 days CTS, $520 fine
and court costs, $400 public
defender fees, $100 COP;
armed trespass, not prosecuted.
Douglas Raymond Richard-
son, resisting arrest without
violence, possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of
methamphetamine, transferred
to county misdemeanor court,
released to Polk County.
Freddie James Richardson
Jr., possession of drug para-
phernalia, possession of meth-
amphetamine, DWLS and no
registration, transferred to
county misdemeanor and crimi-
nal traffic courts.
Heather Darlene Rimes, pos-
session of a prescription drug
without a prescription with
intent to sell, probation 13
.months, warrantless search and
seizure, curfew, no drugs, ran-
dom drug screens, $520 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $100 COP, 50
hours community service; pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted.
Felipe Rios Roman, grand
theft auto, not prosecuted.
Paul Edward Simon Jr.,
assault with intent to commit a
felony amended to assault
with a deadly weapon, adjudi-
cation withheld, no contact with
victim, anger management
class, $520 fine and court costs,
$200 public defender fees, $100
COOP, 75 hours community


PUBLIC NOTICE

HARDEE COUNTY
The Hardee County Economic Development Authority will accept grant applications for
projects that provide economic development and infrastructure within the geographic
boundaries of Hardee County. The Authority shall rank applications to the extent of esti-
mated available program funds based on criteria relating to administrative capacity, public
benefit, economic benefits, and public use.
Applications and Program Guidelines are available at the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners Office, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, FL 33873; Phone:
863-773-9430; Fax: 863-773-0958; e-mail: bcc(ahardeecounty.net.

Applications will be accepted from May 01, 2009, through June 01, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m.
Please Note: Site of benefiting business for consideration of these funds must be located
entirely within Hardee County.
For more, information, please call 863/773-9430.
Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager 3:26c



CITY OF WAUCHULA

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Wauchula, City Commission, will hold a Special Meeting on Monday,
April 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., to approve the Interlocal Agreement between the County
and the City for building permit services, and any other business that may come
before the City Commission.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory p.,'.l involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, part., ipation, emplby-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasr rlable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Sectio, 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/Holly Collins
HOLLY COLLINS,
City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula 3:26c


TRUE OR FALSE?
GARDENING DOES NOT BURN MORE
THAN 300 CALORIES PER HOUR
FOR THEAVERAGE PERSON.


3aSj-1 -MSINV


s/Holly Collins
HOLLY COLLINS,
City Clerk
City of Wauchula


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


service.
Debra Lynn Soto, burglary of
structure amended to tres-
pass, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, $325 fine
and court costs, $200 public
defender fees,$100 COP, $.100
investigative costs; petitt.theft,
not prosecuted.
Martin Lewis Williams 'Jr.,
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, transferred to drug pre-trial
intervention program.
Albert Fredrick Barber, traf-
ficking in methamphetamine
less than 28 grams amended
to less than 26.9 grams,.seven
years Florida State Prison, con-
current with Highlands County
sentence), license suspended
two years, $52,915 fines and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP placed on
lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or,
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Concepcion Ramos to Mich-
ael A. and Angel Cleto,
$50,000.
Monte S. and Donna F.
Goodwin to Jacob Cornelius
and Laurel Diaz, $170,000.
Mary Armstrong to Rafik
Ahmad Abdelhalim, $34,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Dieulira and Secifie St. Louis,
$141,000.
Steven Knittle to 3-B Hous-
ing LLC, $25,000.




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March 26.2009. TheHerald-Adyocate 7C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
March 22, Justin Heath Morris, 32, of 3225 U.S. 17 South,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Jesse
DeBoom and charged with DUI.
March 22, a vehicle stolen on Chinook Road and thefts on
Badger Loop and on East Main Street were reported.

March 21, Joe Roman Valdez, 20, of 1127 Sparrow Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with resist-
ing an officer without violence.
March 21, Anthony Wilson Merchant, 24, of 1003 Steve
Roberts Special, Zolfo Springs, and Julius Robert Merchant, 21, of
309 Georgia St., Wauchula, were arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette,
each on a charge of contempt of court.
March 21, a fight on U.S. 17 South and a theft on Vandolah
Road were reported.

March 20, Eric Rakeem Douglas, 18, and Nicholas Lavaradus
Brown, 20, both of 635 S. Fifth Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by
the countywide Drug Task Foreand each charged with selling
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a police of worship or business and
possession of drug paraphernalia. Douglas was alsocharged with
an additional count of each charge.
March 20, Sharon Richardson Hall, 58, of 2425 SR 66, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with bat-
tery.
March 20, criminal mischief on Doc Coil Road and a theft on
East Drive were reported.

March 19, Roy Martin, 43, of 3231 SR 64 East, Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts selling drugs
within 1,000 feet of public housing, trafficking in amphetamine or
methamphetamine, smuggling contraband into a detention facility
and three counts possession/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
March 19, Sierra Staton, 18, of 3162 Holiday Beach Dr., Avon
Park, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 19, Raul Trevino, 43, was arrested by DTF and
charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts sale of
methamphetamine, trafficking in amphetamine or methampheta-
mine, possession of marijuana, keeping a public nuisance structure
and four counts possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
March 19, Alexis Brianna Dubose, 20, of 223 Kelly Roberts
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and
charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
March 19, Douglas Marcellus, 42, of 3615-75th Terrace East,
Sarasota, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with
DUI. At the jail, Sgt. Lyle Hart added charges of possession of mar-
ijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 19, a vehicle stolen on Blue Jay. Road, criminal mis-
.chief on Boyd Cowart Road, Clover Hill Drive, Metheny Road and
Old Dixie Ridge, and thefts on East Broward street, Altman Road,
U.S. 17 North and Cracker Lane were reported.

March 18, Luis Alberto Gonsalez, 20, of 325 Park Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez on a charge of
violation of probation.
March 18, Kyle Alan Kitchens, 30, of 747 Popash Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on an out-of-county warrant.
March 18, Patricia Leane Farrow, 20, of 150 Sims Road,
Wauchula, was arrested bv DTF and charged with possession of a
coAtrofed 'subsfaife tith t a a'pfescription, resisting an officer
without violence afid fledeidlto elude an officer with disregard for
safety.
March 18, Norman Rivers, 40, of 670 Baker St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with grand larceny, loi-
tering/prowling, and two counts resisting an officer without vio-
lence.
SMarch 18, Vicki Marie Adcox, 33, of 4605 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school or business and
two counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 18, a residential burglary on Cross Creek Lane, crimi-
nal mischief on U.S. 17 North and on Hill Street, and thefts on
Hammock Road and on Peace River Woods Road were reported.

March 17, Sandra Ann Williams, 18, of 5907 Crafton Dr.,
Lakeland, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 112 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006
Description of Property:
The W 1/2 of the following described proper-
ty:
Begin at SW corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of
Section 5, Township 33 South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida, and run North 417
feet to Point of Beginning, thence continue
North 99 feet, thence East 208.5 feet, thence
South 99 feet, thence West 208.5 feet to Point
of Beginning. Subject to road right-of-way on
the West side thereof.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
474, PAGE 683.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: RIVIERE LEMAINE AND
SHUWANDA LEMAINE
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.


larceny, and fraud illegal use of two or more credit cards.
March 17, Rito Melendez, of 4620 Maple Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with violation
of probation.
March 17, thefts on U.S. 17 North and on Buck Drive were
reported.

March 16, Michael Rpsendo Torres, 34, of 3455 Virginia
Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged
with trespassing failure to leave property upon request.
March 16, Stephanie Lee Kelly, 26, of 1057 Broward Road,
Jacksonville, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
March 16, Thomas David Riley, 42, of 1040 Makowski Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on charges of with-
hording support of children and failure to appear in court.
March 16, a residential burglary on Merle Langford Road, and
thefts on Alderman Road, U.S. 17 North, Dixiana Drive and Mor-
gan Grice lpad were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 22, Damisha Patrice Carlton, 30, of 1629 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer by
failure to comply with a lawful order and criminal mischief -
damage to property.

March 21, criminal mischief on Seminole Street was reported.

March 20, Eutiquio Chavez, 30, of 1700 Cactus Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with tres-
passing on property not a structure or conveyance.
March 20, Efrain Merino, 25, of 839 N. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with DUI.

March 18, Ruben Ramirez Perez, 28, of 614 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on an out-of-county war-
rant.
March 18, thefts on South Florida Avenue, Azalea Hill and
North Eighth Avenue were reported.

March 17, Michael Rosendo Torres, 34, of 3455 Virginia
Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged
with trespass on property other than a structure or conveyance.
March 17, Sergio Rodriguez, 31, of 611 Harvey St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Frank Yodonis and charged with DUI.
March 17, a theft on Walton Avenue was reported.

March 16, Corey Tyrone Outley, 30, of 204 Carlton St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with bat-
tery.

BOWLING GREEN
March 22, Eliazar Garcia Garcia, 20, of 505 E. Third Ave.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with resisting an officer without violence. At the jail, Dep. Eric
Ellis charged him with failure to appear when promised.

March 20, a fight on Mason-Dixon Avenue and Jones Street
was reported.



PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009,6:00 P.M.
or as sooh'theeafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following request:
Agenda No.
09-07
Peace River Investments of Wauchula LLC, byand through
the Authorized Representative requests approval of a Rezone of
73+/-acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to F-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 0000 06820 0000
73MOL ac SE1/4 of NE1l4 & E'A of NE1/4 of SE1l4 & Beg at NE corn
of SE1/4 of SE1/4 & run W 666.67 ft then S 662.46 ft E 261 ft to W side
of Peace River then NE/ly along Peace River to E line of SE114 of
SEll4 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 N112 of Nil2 of N1/2 of SEl14 of NE1/4 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 SW1/4 N89W 1800.26 ft S11 388.14 ft 852W
505.75 ft to POB N89W 772.39 to center line Peace River S61W 106.46
ft S19W 197.83 ft 589E 1018.22 ft Ni9W 256.37 ft to POB (part of desc
in Sec 10 34 25 E of Peace River) & 60 ft on E side for rd & util
easements S11, T34S. R25E
Mike S. Thompson, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
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


March 19, Dustin Dewayne Rimes," 27,T'f 318 John Holt
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and
charged with possession of marijuana and violation of probation.

March 18, a theft on Orange Street was reported.

March 17, a vehicle was reported stolen on U.S. 17 North.

March 16, Jose Perez, 26, of 831 Lake Branch Road, was
arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with disorderly'intoxi-
cation.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 931 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006
Description of Property:
COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the
West Half of the East Half of. Section 36,
Township 34 South, Range 27 East; thence
run North 0 degrees 08 minutes 02 seconds
East along the East, Line of the West Half of
the East Htlf of S9etion 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 shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 22"dday of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 27th day of February, 20
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


Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
o law, the property described in such certificate shall
e sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 8"'day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 23d day of February, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD004XXXX 3:5-26c


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
PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9'h 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 proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 03:19.26c








8C The Herald-Advocate, March 26, 2009


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


Orange Blossom RV News
By Connie Fisher


CHAPEL
Don and Marie Spohn and
Robert and Jeanne Opperman
greeted -178, with the organ
playing softly in the back-
ground by Gerry Wilhelm, wel-
coming and prayer concerns by
Bob Bellis and the prayer by
Jinny Harman.
The choir sang "Jesus, The
Resurrection" directed by Ard-
eth Johns, accompanied by
WillieYoder. The special music'
solo was "It Is No Secret" by
Tess Fullerton, accompanied by
the organist. Praise songs and
hymns were led by Wayne
Shick.
Pastor Jim spoke on the spir-
itual walk with God, with five
words to help you make that
spiritual walk, by trusting, seek-
ing, being encouraged, comfort
from God's every word, and
once you have experienced all
these things, you would be con-
fident with peace and happi-
ness.
Our prayers go up to all the
ones on our prayer concern lists
and mercies for those that are
traveling to their various desti-
nations.
COFFEE
Janet Forster has now taken
on her directorship early as
Wanda had to leave early. The
pledge was led by Joe McKin-
ney for 213 residents, and the
prayer was led by Janet. We had
All Types Aluminum Co. speak
while we enjoyed those great
doughnuts.
Welcome Fred and Nancy for
the mini breakfast, with 80
attending, and also to Janet for
her new position. Let's lend
them our support!
ACTIVITIES
Shuffle: Lou Faulkner play-


ed with a team, "The Busy
Bodies," and they won first
place in the Hall of Fame
Classic Tournament which was
played at the Winter Haven
Shuffle Club. A picture will be
hung there in the Hall of Fame
room.
This event was headed up by
Larry and Ruth Brown, furnish-
ing the hot dogs and sloppy joes
for over 100 participants, and
for the noon meal with every-
one bringing a dish to share.
All are from other parks and
only one winner from our park
in that winning team, our very
own Lu Lou!
Bowling: Dave Thompson
for the men with high game
236, and Steve McIntire with
high series 554. For the women,
Marilyn Achard high game and
high series, 178 and 432.
Great job, gang!
The banquet for bowling is
on Wednesday at Homer's in
Sebring, but bowling will con-
tinue as long as there are will-
ing participants for this season.
The Luau Dance was well
attended with 150, many sport-
ing Hawaiian attire and all had
leis, with John and Janet wear-
ing their grass skirts, coconut
and flower upper attire. "The
Memory Makers" were the
music for the evening and was
taught the circle waltz. What
fun, and a graceful dance for so
many.to learn.
We had our last jam session
for the season, which was well
attended on Sunday. It was
headed up by Garry Delves and
Diane Pearson, and great to see
all of those from outside and
inside the park who participat-
ed, which made for a success-
ful Sunday activity. Next sea-
son, 'it will be starting up in
January. Great job everyone!


Arnold Lanier, Sheriff of Hardee County, hereby gives
notice pursuant to Section 703.103 (2) (b) 1, Florida
Statues of his intention to dispose of certain property
described as follows:


CASE NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION
302009000811 Ladies gold ring w/gems


CLAIM BY DATE
4/30/2009


Property listed above will be disposed of after the CLAIM
BY date.
If you believe you are the true owner of the listed proper-
ty, contact the Sheriff's Office immediately.
The Sheriff intends to donate said property to charitable organizations,
retain the property for use by the unit of government, surrender such
property to the finder, sell the property or trade the property to another
unit of government or state agency. Persons wishing to lay claim to any
of the above described property may do so by E-mail or by calling the
Sheriff's Office at (863) 773-0304. Office hours are from 8:00 A.M. to
4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. *
Sheriff Arnold Lanier
900 East Summit Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
3:26-4:2c


2009
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to.be held in County Commission Chambers,
Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF April 02nd & 16th
Planning Session No Planning Session in April
April 10th County Offices Closed for Good Friday
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF April 02nd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF April 13th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF April 06th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF April 13th at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya
Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF April 14th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium
MONTH OF April 14th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF April 28th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting.
Thi notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
28 105.
Inte sted "parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing; he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 3:26nc


ST. PATRICK'S DAY
St. Patrick's Day was well
celebrated at Brookside Bluff.
The Friday night jam session
had several Irish favorites. The
old favorite "Danny Boy" was
sung by Joan MacVitte, with a
harmonica accompaniment by
Pete Stock. Amy Frazier also
sang an Irish ballad that was
enjoyed by the crowd.
On March 17, the annual St
Patrick's Day Party was held.
The smell of corned beef and


cabbage filled the clubhouse.
Flo Padrnos made an excellent
St. Patrick's Day feast, com-
plete with Irish soda bread and
green mint ice cream. The
efforts of the volunteers who
helped in the kitchen were well
appreciated.
The music for the party was
supplied by K.C. and the Sun-
shine Band. Kip Sweeny led the
dances and sang, performing
hits of the '70s.


COURTESY PHOTO
Partygoers at the Bluff dance as Sue Fay, activities chair,
asks how everyone enjoyed the party.







LAKE HARDEE

In this quiet place on waters still,
ducks race and leave a lengthening trace
a slender mark, outlining distances they've
traveled nearing dark.
The blushing skies and silhouetted trees
shimmer in this mirrored scene.
Imbued and sprinkled with twilight,
the magical entrance of night.
And I, a solitary watcher, dream
as I behold the sun's last beam.
The waters stretch beyond my view,
but for enchantment this will do.

-PatStangis
Wauchula
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TRAVELING
It is hard for me to believe
that this season is almost over.
But as I watch people pulling
out of the park, I know it is hap-
pening. In other years I was one
who was planning my move
North. Not this year, as I am
going to,stay in Florida. I hope
they don't kick me out as I real-
ly enjoy the South.
By it being this time of year,
different residents around the
park are traveling. One couple
just returned from a two-week
cruise to Hawaii. I have not
talked to Jack and Betty Brief
yet, but have heard that it was
not the most wonderful trip. I
heard there was a lot of illness
and too much rain. By what I
see outside, Florida could use a
little of that rain.
Marvin and Gladys Ruhl,
their three daughters and fami-
lies went on a cruise. Bruce and
Barbara Kammer and Ferd and
I were invited to go with them.
They went to the Cayman
Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. I
know we had a wonderful trip.
The weather was just gorgeous.
The Gulf was very calm, so that
made for a wonderful trip. I
could go on and on about this
trip, but that would not be
something you would want to
read.
GAMES
SBingo was played Thursday
evening. Jean Miller took the
mid-coverall and Lorraine
Grigsby won the final coverall.
Monday evening's games were
won by Wendell Sweeney and
Lorraine Grigsby, who split the
mid-coverall, and Del Wells,


who won the final coverall.
Euchre was played on Tues-
day: First, Moe Welbaum; sec-
ond, Paul Kadarik; attd'third,
Karol Wells. Charlie Shick had
three lone hands. Anne Kelly
took home the snowman.
Wednesday evening, Wilma
Milbert and Paul Kadarik'split
first; second, Del Wells;' and
third, Moe Welbaum. Wilma
Milbert had five lone. hands.
Millie Shick took home the
snowman.
BREAKFAST
Sausage and pancakes were
served on Saturday morning.
Ardie McDonald and Jean Mill-
er worked in our kitchen. The
breakfast was enjoyed by many
residents. Kermit Paswater and
Harland Albertson won the
50/50.
Coffee and doughnuts were
served Wednesday morning.
These are two days a week
that everyone needs to stay
active in, as you do know what
is going on in the park.
ASSOCIATION MEETING
The final association meeting
of the season was held on Tues-
day evening. No one ran for any
of the offices. The officers will
remain for another season. They
are: President Ted Morris, Vice
President Richard Milbert, my-
self as secretary, and Treasurer
Betty Brief.
There was a monetary dona-
tion given to Billy and Char-
lotte Wilson for the purchase of
a new karaoke machine. They
entertain us so well here at our
park.


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