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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 17
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, April 2, 2009


SITTING PURRTY


Restrictions Flow


As Drought Deepens


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
Rockers beckon visitors on many a Hardee County front porch. Few, however, have the
feline welcoming committee of this particular one, found at the Davis home in Oak
Grove. Here, Oliver calls out a greeting or is it a warning that he's not about to share
his porchly perch?



Couple Sentenced For Pills


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A couple who illegally por-
tioned out a restricted prescrip-
tion painkiller and then sold it
for profit have each been sen-
tenced to eight years.
James Milton Kelly,, 44, and
Josephine Kelly, 43, both of
800 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
were arrested by the Hardee
County Drug Task Force in
December after selling the nar-
cotic to confidential informants.
Both were charged with traf-
ficking in hydrocodone.
Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle sentenced the husband to
eight years in state prison, fol-
lowed by two more years on
house arrest.


WEATHER
03/25 83 50 0.00
03/26 86 52 0.00
03/27 86 81 0.00
0012B 88 88 0,00
03/29 76 49 O.83
a3/30a 8 43 0.00
03/31 89 61 0.00
16.. Rainfall to 03/31/09 2.77
/ Sarle period last year 3.75
S 1a Yer Average .95
Sour:, UIv. of Fla, Ona Rlmroh centi

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



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The wife was handed a split
term, with five of the years on
drug-offender probation and
three years in prison time.
Ezelle suspended the prison
term, however.
Further, the judge imposed
fines and court costs of $52,895
on James Kelly and of $52,915
on Josephine Kelly.
The couple's arrests stemmed
from an operation conducted by
the Drug Task Force in October.
In it, detectives learned that
the wife had obtained a pre-
scription for hydrocodone from
a doctor on Oct. 13, already
planning to divide it up and sell
it, Drug Task Force spokesman


Col. Claude Harris Jr. of the
Sheriffs Office said.
Hydrocodone is a derivative
of opium. It is a strictly regulat-
ed prescribed drug, a narcotic
which can be addictive.
After picking up the prescrip-
tion from the pharmacy,
Josephine Kelly offered it for
sale. Harris said her "cus-
tomers," however, were confi-
dential informants.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
You can only wash your car a
certain day of the week.
That and other restrictions
reflect the increasingly dry con-
ditions around central and
southcentral Florida as the
drought deepens.
Car washing on residential
properties is limited. Even-
numbered addresses may only
wash a car on Tuesday or
Saturday; odd-numbered
addresses may wash only on
Wednesday or Saturday.
Lawn and landscape watering
are limited to once-per-week.
On an under-two-acre property,
watering is only before 8 a.m.
or after 6 p.m. Larger properties
may water before 10 a.m. or
after 4 p.m.
There is a watering schedule.
House numbers ending in 0 or 1


water only on Monday; 2 or 3
only on Tuesday; 4 or 5 on
Wednesday, 6 or 7 on Thursday;
and 8, 9 or those without a dis-
cernible address on Fridays.
Anyone with questions, or
who wants to report a violation,
can call the Southwest Florida
Water Management District
water restriction hotline at 1-
800-949-0499 or e-mail at
water.restrictions @WaterMatte
rs.org..
Short-term rains, while wel-
come, have done little to im-
prove the overall dry conditions
as Hardee and surrounding
counties try to cope with a vari-
ety of drought problems.
Citrus growers have mixed
feelings about rainfall. "We def-
initely could use some more,
and get away from it being so
dry. But, we are still harvesting,
so we need time to get the bal-


ance of the crops," said Barbara
Carlton, executive director of
the Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association.
It would be helpful if we did-
n't have to irrigate so much. We
haven't seen much of a problem
with tree .health, but we had a
lot of leaf loss in the January
freezes. The leaves are coming
back and the bloom is also com-
ing. The bloom, looks pretty
good. We can see little fruit,
which could drop off. We'll just
have to wait and see about next
year's crop," she said, summing
up one of the drought problems.
First, and foremost, is the
wildfire danger. Witness the
burned strip of median on U.S.
17 south of Bowling Green,
and listen to the sirens as fire
trucks roll regularly.
"A lack of substantial rain-
See RESTRICTIONS 7A


What Is A Graduation:




Diploma Or Completion?


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Members of the Hardee
County School Board were met
with a crowded room last
Thursday as they held a work-
shop session to discuss whether
12 seniors will walk for gradua-
tion.
The issue surrounds the
Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Test, and if those stu-
dents who did not pass the
FCAT should be allowed to par-
ticipate in the graduation cere-
mony. Without passing the
FCAT, the state will not issue a
standard diploma.
The School Board's current
policy is that students who did
not meet graduation require-
ments for a standard diploma do
not get to walk at the ceremony.
The requirements are a
cumulative grade-point average
of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, earning
sufficient credits, and passing
the FCAT with a score of 300 in


reading and math or an alterna-
tive assessment test such as the
ACT or SAT.
All 12 students retook the
FCAT in March and some have
taken the ACT again. Results
are expected in mid-May for the
spring 2009 FCAT as well as
the ACT.
At the workshop, a Power
Point presentation was put
together by 'the Graduation
Ceremony Committee, and
member George Kelly spoke on
its behalf. The presentation
began with the current require-
ments for graduation followed
by a list of other exit credentials
recognized by the state of
Florida.
The committee requested a
revision to the Student Pro-
gression Plan 2008-09 by
changing the wording to say
that a student will be permitted
to participate in graduation
exercises when all district and
state requirements are met for


receiving a Standard Diploma,
Special Diploma, Certificate of
Completion and a Special
Certificate of Completion.
Kelly expressed concern for
the potential impact not partici-
pating in graduation would
have for students.
"Children are like wet
cement, whatever falls on them
leaves an impression," he said,
quoting a teacher.
The committee also felt that
to walk with their peers on
graduation day was a rite of
passage for the students, repre-
senting the ending of one phase
of their life and a beginning of
another.
"It's a moment that can never
be recaptured," said Kelly.
According to the Power
Point, shown by the committee,
those who are in favor of
changing the School Board's
graduation policy feel it would
be a celebration of achievement
See WHAT IS 2A


JUST CHILLING'


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Professional barbecuers take a relaxing break at Main Street Heritage Park in Wauchula before the competition
heats up at the annual Grillin' & Chillin' on Main event. In addition to tasting the best barbecue around, visitors could
enjoy chili and desserts, music and dancing, a street fair and classic cars and much, much more. For more photos
Kelly of the action, see next week's edition.


S Oak Bloom

' Got You Down?

... Column 8A


'The Story Of

Jesus' Continues

... Photos 3C


Florida's Best

S Fishin' Holes.

... Column 4A


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2A The Herald-Advocate. April 2. 2009


WHAT IS
Continued From 1A


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Hardee County on Sunday received a welcome rain from six-
tenths to 1.1 inches. It was the first good rain in several weeks.

It was good to see golfer Tiger Woods is back from his knee
surgery as he won the Bay Hill golf tournament hosted by Arnold
Palmer with a dramatic final putt on the 18th hole Sunday. He
earned just over $1 million with his 66th tour win.

Clear Springs is packing and shipping a lot of blueberries.
Three years ago they completed a $20 million renovation of the old
Citrus World/Florida's Natural citrus processing plant between
Bartow and Winter Haven.
Clear Springs now has 220 acres in blueberries and this year is
planting another 90 acres. They have also planted 100 acres in
watermelons and in the future may plant strawberries, reported
executive vice president Terry Atchley and vice president Chris
Malys.
This season the company will have 50 employees at the plant
and 200 to 300 in the field.
:i Blueberries are sorted and packed at 55 degrees and then
st red and shipped at 34 degrees. Retail customers include Kroger,
IH. Butt, Save-A-Lot, and Super Value.
"We expect to pack 1.5 million pounds this season which start-
ed around March 19 and will last six to eight weeks," said Atchley.
The building contains 103,000 square feet, and all but 18,000
square feet are in cold storage.
Clear Springs is packing blueberries this year under its label
and also buys berries from other growers. Blueberries are consid-
ered one of the most nutritious foods in the world.

Erin Fitch of the local Health Care Task Force told the'Hardee
Rotary Club last week that 40 percent of local residents cannot
afford to see a doctor, 45 percent of citizens are sedentary (don't
get enough exercise), and that 82 percent of local adults are over-
weight.
Programs of the task force include pharmacy assistance, dia-
betes prevention and control, bone density screening, and until
recently a primary medical care network.
The task force meets the second Tuesday of every month from
noon to 1 p.m. at the Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium. Erin Fitch is chairperson and Lauren Canary vice-
chair.
M The task force is represented by the health department, Pioneer
Medical Center, Central Florida Health Care, HOPE of Hardee,
County Commission, local pharmacy, Florida Hospital Wauchula,
Heartland Rural Health Network, Healthy Start Coalition, YMCA,
School Board and more.

Glen Bowen, 75, of rural Zolfo' Springs said some land in
Hardee County was sold by the state to individuals for 50'"ents an
adre. This was likely in the 1930s when fencing land'becarie legal,
putting an end to free range for cattle owners; "Back then he said
one cow was worth $10, which could buy 20 acres.
He owns land fronting the old railroad bed east of Brookside
Bluffs.

Cypress Gardens has recently re-opened after being shut down
for several months for reorganization. There are now two separate
fees one for th&.bothtical, gardens, the other for a water, park.
Gone are the rides. Rick Dantzler recently said the cost to staff,
insure and buy electricity for the rides was $2 million annually.

On Feb. 10 at the Florida State Fair four men were inducted
into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame.
First was, Dr. James Griffin of Winter Haven. He was a
researcher, grower, and industry representative and supporter. He
was a scientist at Lake Alfred Citrus Experiment Station, district
manager of Lyons Fertilzer company, general, managerof Eloise
Groves and Cypress tGardens Citrus Products, founder of Citrus
Growers Associates- cooperative, citrus lobbyist, and board mem-
ber of Polk County Water Policy Committee. He died at 91 in 2006.
Second was Richard Kelly of Tallahassee. He honored the past
and trained future leaders. He was a high school agricultural
teacher, became head of the state FFA (Future Farmers of America)
program and became .an advisor to Florida agricultural commis-
sioner Doyle C6hner. He helped create and fund "ag Scholarships.
He helped established the, Agriculture Hall of Fame and #was the
historian for'20 years. He diqd in 2009 at age: 71.
Third was Kay Richardson, 70, of Evinston. He is president
and general manager of Richardson Brothers, a top performing
cow-calf operation. The family used to grow citrus and vegetable
crops but after the freezes of 1985 focused solely on beef cattle. He.
kept extensive records of calf births, weaning weights and carcus
evaluation. He participatei'itina feedyard operation and shared his
ranch witblh liversitypf Fildrida students for research and tours.
Fourth was Masin SmtLk, 33, of Lake Placid. He was a'third
generation citrus grower and helped his family manage over 13,000
acres of battle ranchland4 in Highlands and Hardee counties and
over 3,000 acres of citrus. He helped his cousins diversify into. over
1,250 acres of pine timber in Marion County and 270 acres of cal-
adium bulbs in Hardee. He served as president of Highlands
County Farm Bureau and the Highlands Citrus Growers, was a lob-
byist with Florida Citrus Mutual, and served on an ag advisory
committee for South Florida Community-College. He worked,in..,


for students who completed 13
years of instruction and provide
a lasting impression for the stu-
dents of their high school
career.
Those opposed, according to
the committee, feel that the
school district would lower its
standards and the seriousness of
the FCAT test would be com-
proriiised.
Jim Davis, a member of
School Advisory Committee,
spoke at the workshop and was
opposed to a change to the cur-
rent policy.
"The policy has been in
effect since 2005, and there's no
student at the high school that
isn't aware of the policy. The
reality is that the number of stu-
dents not walking this year may
come down," said Davis about
the pending results for the 12
students.
"If the School Board lowers
the standards for five percent of
the entire class, what message
are you sending to the other 95
percent, the five percent and to
the teachers?" Davis asked the
board.
Neda Cobb, of the
Graduation Ceremony Com-
mittee, presented data she had
researched about the FCAT. She
said that the number one prob-
lem students are struggling with
is the reading portion of the test.
According to Cobb, of the 12
students, four have taken the
FCAT six times and eight have
taken the test five times; 10 stu-
dents attempted the ACT to try
and substitute the FCAT score
but still failed.
She also said six of the 12
students have scored from 280
to 299 on the reading portion of
the FCAT and 11 of the 12 have


water management and conservation easements. He died in an air-
plane crash while doing research on black bears..


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Mason and Tracee Smoak had three children, Gabe,
Landon and Ellie. Gabe, 9, and Landon, 6, are shown
holding their dad's award. Tracee gave the acceptance
speech.

I took my son Jonathan, 16, and grandson Landon Albritton,
10, turkey hunting last weekend at the Avon Park Air Force Range.
We had no luck but caught a few fish.
I caught this 30-inch alligator on a golden Rapala in Morgan
Hole Creek. Jonathan and I were able to remove the hooks and let
.the relieved gator back into the creek.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Landon Albritton of Whuchula holds'd small Florida alli..
gator ...


"One test will not judge the
success of my child," said
Douglas.
School Board Chairman
Wendell Cotton strongly object-
ed to Douglas' use of the word
"rape."


FEELING REFLECTIVE


He concluded the workshop
by telling the crowd that the
graduation ceremony require-
ments will be on the agenda for
the next meeting, on Thursday,
April 16, at 5 p.m.


a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
"Statistics showed that they
tried," said Cobb. She ex-
plained to the board that the
FCAT passing score is project-
ed to go up next year from 300
to 326.
"Hardee County is number
two in the state of Florida with
the highest dropout rate, at 6.4
percent," she said.
"I went around and got pub-
lic input and it was unbeliev-
able how controversial the issue
was," said Cobb about the
FCAT policy. "The biggest mis-
conception was that people
believed it was a state require-
ment that students who did not
pass the FCAT could not partic-
ipate in the graduation ceremo-
ny, when it is our district's poli-
cy," said Cobb.
Speaking against a change of
policy was SAC Chairman Jim
Beckley, who expressed that
life was not a frep pass and if
the policy's standards were
compromised, the School
Board would-be make walking
at graduation a "freebie."
The last person to address the
board was parent Lisa Douglas,
who compared her daughter's
failure of the FCAT and subse-
quent nonparticipation in the
graduation ceremony to rape.
"It's almost like she was
raped and put aside," said
Douglas.
Douglas said she felt that the
exposure of children who fail
FCAT is wrong, and that now
her daughter feels like a failure.
As a parent,. Douglas said that
parents are not being educated
enough about the FCAT.
Douglas concluded by play-
ing her daughter's favorite song
to the board and the audience.


He said that on Oct. 13, she
and James Kelly sold 15 of the
pills for $100. The husband also
offered to sell 15 more, plus 60
other pills he claimed would
"go straight to the nerve."
That second sale took place
on Oct. 14, the colonel said.'

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE,DIVISION
File No. 252009CP000029

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
DON BLAIN JOHNSON, a/k/a
DON B. JOHNSON, a/k/a
DON JOHNSON,

deceased. /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of DON BLAIN JOHNSON, a/k/a
DON B. JOHNSON, a/k/a DON
JOHNSON, deceased, File
Number 252009CP000029, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. The
name and address of the Personal
Representatives and the Personal
Representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is April 2, 2009.
Personal Representative:
CAROL SUE JOHNSON
805 Hawaiian Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3663
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-2600
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That time, James Kelly sold 15'
hydrocodone pills for $100 and
"threw in" a sampling of the
other pills he had available.
He also said he could get
some vicodin pills for the infor-
mant.
At the conclusion of the Drug
Task Force investigation, both
Kellys were taken into custody.





Grouper


Season


Reopens

The recreational harvest of?
gag grouper in all Gulf of!;
Mexico waters off Florida re-:i
opened this Wednesday after a.'
two-month closure.
The closure helped to reduce "
the harvest and rebuild the pop-
ulation of gag grouper -in the
Gulf.
During the open season,
recreational anglers may keep
two gag grouper within the
five-grouper aggregate daily
limit in all Gulf waters, except.
Monroe County state waters.
There is a two-fish limit on
gag and black grouper, either-
individually or in combination,
within the five-grouper aggre-
gate daily limit in all Atlantic
Ocean waters off Florida and in
Monroe County state waters.
The minimum size limit is 22
inches total length. -The mini-
mum size limit for gag grouper
in all Atlantic Ocean waters off
Florida and in Monroe County
.state waters is 24 inches total
length.


At The Herald-Acdvjate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


COURTESY PHOTO
If so, then the annual Beauty of Nature Poetry Contest
may be for you! Anyone with a creative instinct and atn
eye toward the artistry of nature can enter. The contest
is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and rules can
be picked up at the Hardee County Public Library.
Mosaic is sponsor of the prizes. There will be winners In
four age divisions: elementary school, third through fifth
graders; junior-high students; senior-high students; and
adults. It's all in celebration of April at National Poetry
Month. Deadline for entries is April 13.

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4A The Herald-Advocate, April 2, 2009


Obituaries


MARTHA MAGDALENE
HOLLAND
Martha Magdalene Holland,
96, of Fort Meade, died Thurs-
day, March 26, 2009, at her
home. *
Born Oct. 18, 1912, in Hills-
borough County she came to
Fort Meade from LaBelle in
1984. She was a homemaker
and member of Fellowship
Primitive Baptist Church of
Fort Lonesome.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Wilton L. Holland
and a son, Charles Vernon
Holland.
Survivors include three sons,
Clyde Holland of Englewood,
Jerry Holland and Claude
Holland, both of LaBelle; two
daughters, Audrey Armstrong
and Marlene Clenney, both of
Fort Meade; one sister, Daphne
Curlee of Englewood; 12
grandchildren; 25 great-grand-
children; and nine great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Mon-
day, March 30, from 10 to 11
a.m. at the Fellowship Primi-
tive Baptist Church in Fort
Lonesome. Services followed at
11 a.m. with interment at
Fellowship Primitive Baptist
Church Cemetery.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


JAMES ROBERT
JACKSON
James Robert Jackson, 81, of
Zolfo Springs, died Monday,
March 23, 2009, at his home.
Born in Paintville, Ky., on
Oct. 2, 1927, he was a retired
Master Sergeant with the U.S.
Air Force.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Dottie Jackson.
Survivors include his son,
Lee White and wife Sheryl of
Monon, Ind.; four grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Graveside services were held
on Saturday, March 28 at 11
a.m. at Crosby Lake Cemetery
in Starke.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

You may not have saved a
lot of ~money Irr your- life,';'
but if you have saved'a lot"
of heartaches for other
folks, you are a pretty rich,
man.
-Seth Pdrker.


















JEFFREY RUSSELL
FRANKS
Jeffery Russell Franks, 26,
of Tampa, died Sunday,
March 29, 2009, at Bartow
Memorial Hospital.
Born. in Avon Park on
Sept. 2, 1982, he came to
Hardee County from Avon.
Park in 1984. He was a con-
struction worker.
He was preceded in death
by his two grandfathers, Noel
Loveland and Nathan Franks.
Survivors include his par-
ents, James "Jimmy" and
Patty Franks of Bowling
Green; one brother, Jamie
Franks and wife Amy of Fort
Green; one sister, Jessica
Leggett and husband Robbie,
of Pensacola; two grand-
mothers, Imogene Love-land
of Bowling Green and Elanor
Franks of Wauchula; two
nieces, Nicole and Amber
Franks of Fort .Green; one
nephew, Brandon Franks of
Fort Green; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.


Visitation-is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brant
Funeral Chapel. Services'will
be Friday at 10 a.m. at the
funeral chapel with Pastor
Bruce Sommerfield officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
Bowling Green Cemetery.

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Chapel
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JEFFERY RUSSELL
FRANKS
Jeffery Russell Franks, 26, of
Tampa, died Sunday, March 29,
2009, at Bartow Memorial
Hospital.
Born in Avon Park on Sept.
2, 1982, he came to Hardee
County from Avon Park in
1984. He was a construction
worker.
He was preceded in death by
his two grandfathers, Noel
Loveland and Nathan Franks.
Survivors include his par-
ents, James "Jimmy" and Patty
Franks of Bowling Green; one
brother, Jamie Franks and wife
Amy of Fort Green; one sister,
Jessica Leggett and husband
Robbie of Pensacola; two
grandmothers, Imogene Love-
land of Bowling Green and
Elanor Franks of Wauchula.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brant
Funeral Chapel. Services will
be Friday at 10 a.m. at the
funeral chapel with Pastor
Bruce Sommerfield officiating.
Interment will follow at
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
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DALOKA LEE
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Daloka Lee Nobles, 73, of
Lake Wales, died Sunday,
March 29, 2009, at Auburn-
dale.
Born in Duette, on Jan. 5,
1936, she was self-employed
as a florist and of the Baptist
faith. She was a member of
the Eastern Star Club for 50
years.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 52 years, Creed
Nobles; one son, Robert
Nobles of California; one
daughter, Bonnie Williams
and husband Robert of South
Carolina; three grandchil-
dren, Casey, Kayla and Blake
Nobles; and several nieces
and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday,
March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Brant .Funeral Chapel. Ser-
vices were held Wednesday
at 11 a.m. at the funeral


chapel with Pastor Mike
Mowry, from East Side
Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment followed at
Chancey Cemetery in Duette.

Brant Funeral
Chapel
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404 W. Palmetto St.,
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GREAT PLACES TO CAST A LINE
If you are like me, you've probably herd "you should have
been here yesterday; the fishing was great" more times than you
can count. And if, like me, you're tired of that phrase, the Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has come to the rescue.
FWC biologists continue to give anglers the best advice on the
location of the sweetest honey holes to cast a line in Florida. That
means you might be the next one bragging about a whopper of a
day spent fishing.
Fisheries biologists used a variety of clues, including the
recent fishing history of various lakes and rivers based on creel sur-
veys, Big Catch angler-recognition records and electrofishing
results. They also evaluate habitat conditions, water flow and
young-of-the-year survival from the previous year to suggest the
top destinations for 2009.
Lists of the best places to go for bass, crappie, bream, catfish
and stripes are posted at MyFWC.com/Fishing/Forecast. In addi-
tion, regional biologists check with local fishing guides and bait-
and-tackle shops quarterly to get insights into how major fisheries
are producing and what anglers are using successfully.
Here's a brief overview of the places FWC biologists are rec-
ommending to the angling public for 2009, but remember at any
day, the bite can be on in a different time and place from a small
community pond to 470,000-acrOkLake Okeechobee.
With over 7,700 named lakes in Florida and 12,000 miles of
fishable rivers, streams and canals, you're never far from an oppor-
tunity to relax and wet a line.
Grab a friend or relative and try out one of these sites, or inves-
tigate a local water hole to create your own list of top fishing des-
tinations. Then pass it on to whoever will listen and let him know
the fishing was great yesterday!
Always remember: A bad day fishing beats a great day at
work.
Top Freshwater Fishing Destinations For 2009
Site Size and Counties Featured species
Apalachicola 106 miles, 37,500 acres; striped bass. channel,
River/Lake Calhoun, Franklin. Gadsden. flathead and blue
Seminole Gul, Jackson, Liberty catfish
Blackwater/Yellow 58 miles: Okaloosa, striped bass
rivers Santa Rosa ________
Choctawhatchee 96 miles; Bay, Holmes, striped bass, bream.
River Walton. Washington channel and flathead
catfish
Clermont Chain of 11 lakes totaling 8,692 channel and white
Lakes acres, Lake catfish
Crescent Lake 15,960 acres: Flagier. Putnam crappie
Deer Point Lake 5,000 acres, Bay bass
Eagle Lake 541 acres, Polk sunshine bass
Escambia River 231 miles, Escambia striped bass, channel.
flathead and blue
catfish
Everglades 210 square miles; Broward, bass
conservation areas 2 and 3 Dade. Palm Beach
Haines (Haynes) 6 miles, Lake channel and white
Creek catfish, bullheads
Lake George 46,000 acres; Putnam, volusia bass
Lake Hamri 13,800 acres, Lake bream
Lake istopga 28,000 acres, Highlands bass, crappie, bream
Lake issimmee 35,000 acres, Osceola bass, crappie, bream,
channel and white
catfish, bullheads
Lake Maran 5,700 acres, Osceola crappie, bream
Lake Marion 2,990 acres, Polk crappie
Lake Monroe 9,400 acres; Seminole. Volusia bass '
Ochlockonee River 300 miles; 'Franklin, channelftlhead and
Gadsden. Leon? Liberty. Wakulla white catfish
____ ________ bullheads
Orange 12,550/5,700 acres, crappie, bream
Lake/Lochloosa Alachua
Lake
Lake Osborne/Ida 356 acres, Palm Beach, sunshine bass
Chain of Lakes
Lake Panasoffee 4,460 acres, Sumter bream
Lake Taiquin 8,800 acres; Gadsden, Leon striped bass, crappie,
bream
Lake Trafford 1,500 acres, Collier crappie
Lake Tarpon 2-500 acres, Pinellas bass
Lake war 5,685 acres, Marion crappie
Lake weophyakapa 7,500 acres, Polk bass
Mosaic Fish 1,000 acres, Polk bass, bream
Management Area
Rodman Reservoir 9,500 acres, Putnam bass
St. Johns River 310 miles; Brevard, striped bass, channel
Flagler, Lake. Orange, Putnam, and white catfish,
Seminole, St. Johns, Volusia bullheads
St. Mary's/Nassau 90 miles; Baker, Nassau striped bass
River
Suwannee River 213 miles. suwannee bass, bream
Tenoroc Fish 7,300 acres, Polk bass, crappie, bream
Management Area
West take Tohopokatiga 18,810 acres, Osceola bass, crappie, bream


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Sports Update
By Joan Seaman


Golfers, there's a deadline coming up to sign up for SatbrdAy's
first annual Resthaven Assisted Living Golf Tourney at the Tone
Oaks course. The four-person scramble begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are
$50, mulligans $5 apiece. Raffle tickets for flat screen TV pndJ
other prizes are $1 each or six for $5. Call Resthaven at 773-"XX
or Torrey Oaks at 767-0302.

Congratulations to the Hardee Machine Pitch All-Star team)
which won five games last weekend to claim the championship i4
the Eagle Lake March Madness baseball tournament. The team.
beat Eagle Lake B, South Lakeland, Avon Park, Lakeland :and
Eagle Lake A. Hardee will host the District 7 Machine Pitch play-I
offs this year.
Also, in boys youth sports, the Minors Thunder, Machine Pitch
Bulls and Tee-Ball Scrappers all wrapped up their seasons by win-
ning their divisions. The other All-Star teams will be announced on
opening night for the Majors, April 13. Majors will play on the
George Heine fields while the Dixie Boys will play at Farr Field
and on the road against other local teams. Rosters and schedules
will be available shortly.
Incidentally, Hardee will also host the Dixie Youth Baseball
playoffs, the District 7 tournament, beginning on June 19.
Hardee baseball overwhelmed Avon Park last week on its field.
The JV Wildcats took the 4 p.m. game 12-2 and the varsity took the
nightcap 4-2. The Hardee varsity boys also won 7-4 at Mulberry.
While the boys were taking care of Avon Park, the Hardee girls
won at always tough Sebring 12-2. Hardee girls will start their dis-
trict playoffs in Palmetto the week of April 20.

The tennis boys followed the lead of the girls team and also beat
Avon Park 6-1. Hardee will host the Class 2A, District 9 playoffs
the week of April 9. Home matches are on the Wauchula City
Courts off West Oak Street.

Hardee weightlifters are constantly improving, bettering their
best lifts in both the bench press, and the clean and jerk. At Fort
Meade last week, soph Jarrius Lindsey outdid himself in both
events for a 515-pound total. Seven other Hardee lifters had per-
sonal bests in one event or the other.

We know the track teams are busy, but they are also not receiv-
ing the results of their outings or we would have them. Hopefully,
several will win at districts and go on to regional, and hopefully,
state competition.

Men's Church League softball games are under; way.". St.
Alfonso's Chapel and Bowling Green Baptist No. I are leading in
Division A and Bowling Green Baptist 2 is the only undefeated
team in Division B.

In boxing, Bowling Green's Daniel Lozano, who recently made
a successful start to his pro career, has a pair of upcoming bouts
scheduled. Both will be at the Orange Dome in Winter Haven.
Opponents for the April 18 and May 16 bouts have not yet been
announced.
The date for the Hardee Youth Football League board meeting
has been changed from April 13 to April 14. It is still at Celtic
Crossing and is still at 6:30 p.m.
The board participated in Wauchula's Grillin' & Chillin' last
weekend, and was able -to raise over'$1,200 for new uniform for.
the youth. For additional iMf6imaiTo, contact hcyouthfop all-
league@live.com.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail me at news.heraldadvocate@embarqmi-
al.com or call me at 773-3255 with news for this biweekly column.
The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for events.
which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon Mondays.




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DIVISION WINNERS


Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


TALKING' TURKEY
Better start brushing up on your turkey calling, because spring
gobbler season's here!
One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in
Florida is the Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey.
This unique bird is one of five subspecies of wild turkey in North
America.
The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere
else in the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state
hunters. They're similar to the Eastern subspecies found in the
Panhandle, but tend to be a bit smaller and typically are darker with
less white barring on the flight feathers of their wings.
The white bars on the Osceola are narrower, with an irregular,
broken pattern, and don't extend to the feather shaft. It's the black
bars of the Osceola that actually dominate the feather. Similarly,
secondary wing feathers also are darker. When the wings fold
across the back, the whitish triangular patch formed is less promi-
nent on the Osceola. And, Osceola.feathers show more iridescent
green and red colors, with less bronze than the Eastern.
The highly anticipated spring turkey season runs through April
12 in the South Hunting Zone and April 26 in the Northwest and
Central zones. The exception is Holmes County, where the season
ends this Sunday.
Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the
daily bag limit's one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is
two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one.
Shotguns are the best choice when hunting turkeys, but if
you're so inclined, you may use a rifle, muzzleloader or handgun,
or you can try your luck with a bow or crossbow.
Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sun-
rise to sunset, but on wildlife management areas (WMAs), you
must quit hunting at 1 p.m.
Of course, you can use turkey decoys to help entice that stub-
born old bird, but you're not permitted to hunt turkeys with dogs,
use recorded turkey calls or sounds or shoot them while they're on
the roost or over bait. You also can't hunt them when you're with-
in 100 yards of a game-feeding station, when feed is present.
To participate in spring turkey hunting, you'll need a Florida'
hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler
on one of Florida's many WMAs, you also must purchase a man-
agement area permit.
If you didn't put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit,
don't worry, several WMAs don't require them. Visit
MyFWC.com/Hunting, and under "This Month's Hunting
Opportunities," click on 2009 Spring Turkey Guide" to see a list
of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management
area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys.
If you take a turkey with at least an 11-inch beard and 1 1/4-
inch spurs, get your name listed in the FWC's Wild Turkey
Registry by applying for an "Outstanding Gobbler Certificate."
There's also a "First Gobbler Certificate" awarded to hunters under
age 16 who harvest their first gobbler, regardless of beard and spur
measurements. Applications for both are available at
MyFWC.com/Hunting.
Whether it's going solo after that elusive old tom or double-
teaming a pair of birds with your buddy, here's wishing you a-suc-
cessful spring turkey season.
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him
with questions about hunting at Tony. Young@FWC.com.
No accidents are so unlucky but thathe wisjly tdraw some
advantages from them; nor are there any so lucky but that the
foolish may turn them to their own prejudice. '*' "-
-Francois Rochefoucauld


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
March 23-29. 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
William Hodge, Sumner
Road, roof over existing porch,
$3,600.
Edward Frankenwich, South-
erland Street, remodel bath-
room, $1,600.
Popash LLC, SR 64 East,
barn/warehouse, $100,000.
Enrique Retana, Chester
Avenue, re-roof, $6,080.
Helen Plumley, CR 663,
shed, $2,592.
All Types Aluminum, Dones-
toga Drive, roof over, $1,950.
Susanna Boyette, Illinois
Avenue, in-ground fiberglass
pool $5,500.
Gary Hartshorn, CR 664,
screen enclosure with solid
roof, $5,770.
Bobby Lee Aluminum,
Cracker Lane, replacement
screen room, $4,905.
Henry Youngblood, Jack
Jones Road, storage Barn,
$28,000.
Ciro and Sabina Balbina,
Brantwood Drive, shed, $6,912.
Harold Howze Const., Edge
Drive, screen room, $5,640.

ISSUED
John D. Mann Antennas,
Helen Road, co-location of
antennas on tower (two loca-
tions), $60,000.
All Types Aluminum,
Arrowhead Loop, screen room
on existing deck, $9,722.
Stephen Cantu, Altman Road,
enclose carport, $13,750.
Hugh Bradley, Aspen Lane,
replace existing doors and win-
dows, $12,000.
Peter Shipps, Eagle Way,
concrete parking runners for
RV (two locations), $5,500.
Benjamin Hash Const., Ralph
Smith Road, rehab, $11,930.
M.. ark Moye Air Condition7
ing, Boyd Cowart Road,
straight cool, $4,500.
BUILDING BLOCKS
The installation, alteration,
replacement, extension or re-
pair of any electrical, plumbing,
mechanical, solar system or any
associated electric work re-
quires a permit. This includes
change-out of air conditioning
equipment, electrical service
changes or the addition of elec-
trical outlets or circuits, but
does not include fixture and
appliance replacement. For
questions, call the Building
Office at 773-3236.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Notice is given that the District's Proposed Agency Action is approval of the WATER
USE PERMIT on 1.730 acres to serve AGRICULTURE-DAIRY known as V&W
FARMS, INC. The project is located in HARDEE County, Section(s)
23,26,27,28,34.35 Township 33 South, Range 27 East. The permit applicant is
V&W FARMS. INC. OF DELRAY BEACH whose address is RO. Box 1057. AVON
PARK. FL 33826 .

The proposed permit No. is 2000 1912.006
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) BARTOW. FL. .

NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this
application may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rule of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the
District's action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply
with Chapter 28-106, FA.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the
Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days
for an Environmental Rdsource Permit application with Proprietary Authorization for the
use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time
period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FS.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this notice of proposed agency action. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the
right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.

Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regard-
ing the District's proposed action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
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COURTESYPHOTOS
The Vols Thunder (top photo) received trophies on Friday, winning the Minors champi-
onship with a 14-1 record. Pictured with their trophies are (front row, from left) Boone
Paris, Jax UIIrich, Logan Whidden, Jacob Hebert and Hunter Scranton; (second row)
Kyle Hewett, Hayden Lindsey, Aaron Harrison, Johnnie Brown, Jimmy Lane, Danny
Owens and Jesse Santoyo; (back row) coaches Kenny Hewett, Paul Paris and Max
Ulirich. In middle photo, the Sheriff's Posse Bulls won the Machine Pitch title with a 17-
1 record. Pictured are (from left, in first row) Austin Santoyo, Ethan Sambrano, Jacob
Brandeberry, Johnathan Crosby, Justin Long and Blake Richardson; (center row) Trey
Stephens, Zachary Deuberry, Aaron Maldonado, Cody Helms, Drew McGuckin and
Caleb McCoy; (back row) coaches Brent Stephens, Robert Deuberry, Wally Helms and
Andrew McGuckin. In bottom photo are the Tee-Ball champion Rapid Tech Scrappers,
who forged an 18-0 record. On the team (in front, left to right) are mascots Joshua
Block and Trey Stephens; (second row) Caleb Macias, Colton Block, Oscar Deleon,
Tyler Jackson and Elias "Leo" Ramirez; (third row) Jake Stephens, Dalton Johnson,
Emma McGuckin, Caleb Block and Kaden Bryan; (fourth row) coaches Brent Stephens,
Andrew McGuckin, Lee Block and Derek Jackson.


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces receipt of an application (Fi2? No. 0294666-001) from CF
Industries, Inc. (CF), seeking an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) to mine and
reclaim approximately 6,385 acres of a 7512.8 acre project area within CF's South
Pasture Mine Extension in Hardee County, Florida. The application includes impacts to
approximately 1,700 acres of wetlands and other surface wate. s.

The wetlands that are the subject of the application are associated with Brushy Creek
and Lettis Creek, tributaries of Horse Creek, a Class III water, and Troublc some Creek,
tributary of the Peace River, a Class III water. This proposed project is located in
Hardee County, Sections 1-3 and 10-12, Township 34 South, Range 23 -ist and Sections
1-10, Township 34 South, Range 24 East.

This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
the Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, 2051 East Dirac Drive, Tallahassee,
Florida 32310-3760. Any comments or objections should be filed in writing with the
Department at this address. Comments or objections should be submitted as soon as
possible to ensure that there is adequate time for them to be considered in the
Department decision on the application.







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start easily, intensify quickly
and move rapidly because of
the current conditions," says a
press release from the state
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services.
The statewide Keetch-Byram
Drought Index is 520, well
above normal on the soil mix-
ture scale which runs from 0
(saturated) to 800 (desert-like).
.While nearby Polk County was.
at 624 early this week, Hardee
is higher, running in the 650-
699 range of "severe" condi-
tions.
According to the Florida
release, since Jan. 1, Florida has
had 1,024 wildfires that have
burned 24,730 acres, compared
with 508 impacting 11,292
acres last year. "Because the
lightening season has yet to
begin, virtually all of the fires
that have occurred to date were
caused by humans and were
therefore avoidable," it notes.
Early last week, SWFWMD,
which includes Hardee County,
sent a notice that "due to
extremely dry conditions
caused by the three-year
drought, controlled burns on
district lands have been sus-
pended. In addition to the lack
of rain, several freezes over the
past several months have made
grasses and other light vegeta-
tion extremely dry and volatile,
increasing the potential for
.wildfires."
It recommends avoiding
parking vehicles in areas of
dead grass, brush or other vege-


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station. "Carry a shovel and fire
extinguisher in your vehicle.
Stay on designated roadways or
trails."
The district's f6 counties are
now under a Phase III Extreme
or Red Water Shortage Alert.
In Friday's "weekly water
resource update," the aquifer
levels in the south district
which includes Hardee County,
have deepened from -4.21 feet
last week to -4.25 this week.
Last year at this time aquifer
levels were 1.55 feet on a nor-
mal-range scale of 0 to 8 feet.
Rainfall totals for March
were 0.29 inches as of Friday.
The historic March level is
3.02. In January and February,
rainfalls were 1.59 inches, com-
pared to the historic average of
4.85 for this time period.
SWFWMD urges people to
inspect their irrigation systems
for leaks, broken pipes, dam-
aged or blocked sprinkler
heads, causing brown spots in
the yard, yet overspraying onto
impermeable surfaces such as
roads or sidewalks.
An automatic sprinkler sys-
tem needs to be equipped with a
working rain shutoff devise to
overrride the system. Rain shut-
off devices have been required
by Florida law on all automatic
irrigation systems installed
since 1991. It needs to be locat-
ed with a clear view of the sky
and at least five feet from air-
conditioning units.
For this, and other water-con-
serving Florida-friendly land-
scapes, go to www.Water-
Matters.org/yards.


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One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 6%.
Payment shall be made not later than June 30, 2009. A taxpayer
must make the first Installment payment In order to participate In
this plan.
One quarter of the total estimated-taxes discounted 4 %%.
Payment shall be made not later than September 30, 2009.
One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any
adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability
discounted 3%. Payment shall be made not later than December 31,
2009.
One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any
adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability. No
discount. Payment shall be made not later than March 31, 2010.


ADDRESS:


Zee Smith, Tax Collector
PO Box 445
Wauchula, Florida 33873


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Wauchuls, Florida 33873
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A bobcat attacked two people'
in separate incidents in Citrus
County this past Saturday.
Johnathon Knecht, 10, and
Frank Womack, 71, both sus-
tained scratches and bites from
their encounters. Womack kill-
ed the bobcat in self-defense.
According to Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission officers, Knecht was
hiking in the Withlacoochee
State Forest with his Boy Scout
group when the bobcat jumped
onto his back, scratching and
biting. The other Scouts came
to his assistance, and the animal
ran back into the woods.
Knecht was taken to Citrus
Memorial Hospital in Inver-
ness, where he was treated and
released.
The bobcat then moved on to
Womack's property. The animal
bit Womack on the leg, and the
man was able to put the cat
down. Womack was treated and
released at a local hospital,
The bobcat was removed by
county animal control officials,
who will test, the bobcat for
rabies.
Rabies always is present in
wildlife populations and any
warm-blooded animal can catch
the disease if exposed to it. It is
extremely important that people
make sure their pets have cur-
rent vaccinations against rabies,
!FWC officials said.
Wild-animal attacks are in-
frequent. However, most of the
time when they do occur, the
.animal is sick, the FWC added.


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Section 197.222, F.S. allows an alternative plan for payment of real estate taxes. A taxpayer who
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collector prior to May 1, 2009. The absolute deadline for filling the application Is April 30, 2009. Any
application filed after April 30 will not be considered. The postmark on applications mailed to the tax collector
shall determine If the application was mailed timely. Additional application forms may be obtained from the
tax collector's office as listed below:


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IF YOU DESIRE TO PAY 2009 TAXES BY INSTALLMENT, PLEASE SIGN, DATE, COMPLETE PROPERTY I.D.
NUMBER AND RETURN THIS APPLICATION TO YOUR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR PRIOR TO MAY 1, 2009.
UPON RECEIPT, THE TAX COLLECTOR SHALL MAIL YOUR FIRST NOTICE OF PAYMENT DUE, WITH
INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR FIRST NOTICE BY JUNE 15, 2009, CONTACT THE TAX
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.
TO BE COMPLETED BY TAXPAYER ---
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Installment payment plan for the 2009 tax year.
Legal Oescription as It appears on the 2008 Tax
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participation for the tax year. If you elect to discontinue participation you will not be entitled to receive the discounts
provided by law. Installment payments that become delinquent shall be paid with the next Installment payment- Discounts
shall not be allowed on delinquent payments.


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Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers


BE FOOLISH!
Some days we really need a little fun and good humor to help
us through. Right now, with a worldwide economic crisis debilitat-
ing people's lives at work and at home in so many painful ways, it's
time to remind ourselves that laughter may be the best medicine.
And that's where April Fools' Day serves as a reminder to be of
good cheer.
Over the centuries, many cultures have set aside time to rejoice
and relax in lighthearted ways with the arrival of spring. In ancient
Rome they had a festival named Hilaria, Jews celebrate Purim and
Hindus, Holi.
April Fools' Day itself has gained popularity throughout,
Europe since the late middle ages, although its origins are rather
hazy. The most popular explanation is that when the Gregorian cal-
endar replaced the Julian calendar in the 1500s_ some people
refused to consider January 1 the real News Year's Day, instead
clinging to the older tradition of April 1 as the start of the year.
These folks became known as April Fools.
Now, throughout the Western world, people continue to play.
pranks on each other, such as trying to send someone on a "fool's
errand" in search of something that doesn't exist or trying to
convince people to believe in preposterous things.
While most jokes and tomfoolery take place between individ-
*uals, the media and large companies sometimes like to get in the
act. For example, last year, National Public Radio announced that
instead of sending the promised rebate checks, the IRS was ship-
ping a variety of consumer products to taxpayers. In 1996 Taco
Bell took out a full page ad in the New York Times saying that in
an effort to reduce the nation's debt, it had purchased the Liberty
Bell and renamed it the Taco Liberty Bell. One of the most
famous whoppers was reported by the BBC back in 1957, when it
ran a video of Swiss people harvesting spaghetti from trees.
It probably won't surprise you that lots of men and women
were duped by these hoaxes including a number who wanted to
know where to get their own spaghetti trees.
Of course, we can't laugh our troubles away, but maintaining
a sense of humor can help us keep a sense of proportion and a pos-
itive outlook. "Something special happens when people laugh
together over something genuinely funny, and not hurtful to any-
one," says counselor Mary Jane Belfie. "It's like a magic rain that
showers down feelings of comfort, safety and belonging to a
group."
Similarly, Dr. Joel Goodman, founder of the Humor Project,
says that humor prevents "hardening of the attitudes" an inflexi-
bility that keeps you off-balance and makes it hard to roll with the
punches that life throws at you.
A smile, a chuckle, even a big belly laugh we need them all
and we need them often.
For a free copy of "Let's Be Positive," write: The Christophers, 5
Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail: mail@christo-
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From The Heart I
By David Kelly


HOME SICK
I remember always being home sick in the spring. Mainly, I
think, because I was allergic to everything outside of the house and
a lot of the things in the house.
Allergies were my friends. I was allergic to all kinds of pollen,
trees, bushes, dust, you name it, and I was most likely to be aller-
gic to it.
Allergy shots were a weekly ordeal. Finally, when I was about
16 or 17 and the doctor said he could start giving me two shots per
week, I said, "No more shots, Mom." I was tired of allergies and
shots!
Since then, I can name only a few times I've been sick. Crazy
stuff!
While we have been nursing sick children back to health this
spring, I've been re-living missing all those days of school. I
remember some days were fun and some days I wish I could've
been at school.
My kids are the same way. It seems like the days you keep
them home you should've sent them on to school. Then the days
that you sent them to school, well, you get my drift.
So, whether you noticed it or not, or whether yournose dis-
covered it for you, we had an enormous oak bloom this year. Our
new treehouse was three inches deep in oak pollen. Being the good
dad I am, as soon as J.T. and Katherine had recovered from a
week's worth of coughing and runny noses and itchy eyes, I sent
them into the back yard to play..
Only one problem, our back yard consists of one tree, a giant
oak tree. And next thing you know, J.T. was three-quarters of the
way to the top of the tree. With each step into a crevice of the oak,
he kicked up tons of oak pollen. Pretty soon, he had effectively
blinded himself.
J.T. is allergic to oak pollen and I basically gave him permis-
sion to go take a bath in the stuff. As my good friend Pam Gilliard
would say, "Bless his heart."
So I ran out and rescued. him out of the tree as his eyes were
swelling shut. He was crying out that he couldn't see as we were
trying to shove medicine down his throat and then throwing him
into the tub and putting drops in his eyes. All in about tw9 minutes
flat.
J.T. recovered just fine and went to .school the next day. But he
was told not to play under the big oak tree at school.
Katherine, on the other hand, could be dead and you would
never-know it. Her motor never stops, especially when she is real-
ly sick. Only when her fever is over 103 does she even want to sit
and watch television. That's usually the signal that she might not be
feeling good.
Earlier this year, she watched two whole movies. Everyone,
"Bless her heart."
So the Kelly family didn't get perfect attendance during the
third quarter. Actually, we had a family skip day to celebrate every-
one feeling well enough to get off the couch at the same time.
Keep that on the down low, ifyou don't mind.
Here is to healthy kids! And, families, may you and yours
enjoy your health today.

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Train To Be
A Lifesaver.
Be prepared at any time to
save a life by becoming cer-
tified in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) and First
Aid. Training will be held on
Monday, April 20 for CPR
and Thursday, April 23 for
:First Aid.
Classes are $15 each and
will be held at the Hardee
County Health Department.
Registration is required; no
walk-ins; for more informa-
tion, call. Erin at 773-4161
ext. 176.

Class Of '89 To
Have Reunion
The Class of 1989 will
have its 20-year reunion on
Saturday, June 6, at the
Crowne Plaza in Tampa.
Deadlines for tickets is
April 30. For more informa-
tion, contact Gina Mitchell at
hhsclassof89@gmail.com.

Dedication of
New Buildings
On Thursday, April 16 the
University of Florida's Range
Cattle Research and
Education Center will dedi-
cate two new buildings at a
ribbon cutting ceremony with
the Florida's Cattlemen's
Foundation.
There is. no charge to
atterid the event and lunch
will be provided but anyone
wishing to attend must regis-
ter by Wednesday, April 8, to
ensure arrangements are
made. For more information,
call 735-1314 ext. 201.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE
CS COUNTY
CASE NO. 252009CP000032


IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIARD C. WRIGHT, also
known as WILLIARD CHESTER
WRIGHT, JR.,
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of. WILLIARD C. :WRIGHT,
February 9, 2009, ahd whose
social security number is 725-07-
1462, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which Is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1749.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's Attorn-
ey are set forth below.
All creditors of -the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice. is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE- DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA.
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is April 2, 2009.
Co-Personal Representative:
PAMELA ALLEY
1872 RT 82
LaGrangeville, NY 12540
PETER WRIGHT
66 Upton Road
LaGrangeville, NY 12540
Attorney for Co-Personal
Representatives:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-0910
Facsimile: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
The Lord determines the
number of the stars and calls
them each by name . He
covers the sky with clouds;
He supplies the earth with
rain and makes grass grow
on the hills. !
Psalm 147:4,8 (NIV)
FRIDAY '
(Jesus continued,) "But I say
to you that hear, Love your
enemies, do good to those
who hate you ... If you love
only those who love you,
what credit is that?"
Luke 6:27,32 (RSV)
SATURDAY
What's the use of a carved
god, so skillfully carved by
its sculptor? Wnat good is a
fancy god when all it tells is
lies? . But oh! God is in
His holy temple Quiet every-
one a holy silence. Listen!
Habakkuk 2:18,20 (ME)
SUNDAY
But is a man says, "I love
God," while hating his broth-
er; he is a liar. If he does not
love the brother whom he
has seen, it cannot be that
he loves God whom he has
not seen. And indeed, this
command comes to us from


THURSDAY. APRIL 2
WHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
MONDAY. APRIL 6
V'Wauchula City Com-
mission and Community Re-
development Agency, spe-
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E. Main St., Wauchula, 6 '
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Christ Himself: that he who
loves God must also love his
brother.
I John 4:20-21 (NEB)
MONDAY
But as for me, I know that my
Redeemer lives, and that He
will stand upon the earth at
last. And I know that, after
this body has decayed, this
body shall see God. Then,
He will be on my side. Yes, I
shall see Him, not as a.
'stranger, but as a friend!
What a glorious hope!
Job 19:25-27 (TLB)


TUESDAY
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at peace with all men and to:
achieve holiness, "without
which no man shall see the:
Lord."
Hebrews 12:4 (PME)
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until' full daylight. But thd:
wicked walk around .In the:
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All-Stars Sweep Tourney Softball Scorches Sebring


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Machine-Pitch
All-Stars got an early start on
post-season play.
The boys played in the Eagle
Lake March Madness tourna-
ment last weekend, and defeat-
ed all five teams they played.
Coached by Robert Deuberry,
Wally Helms and Andrew
McGuckin of the division
champion Sheriff's Posse Bulls,
and Doug Sutton of the Mid-
Florida Mud Cats, the team


includes Zack Deuberry, Cody
Helms and Drew McGuckin of
the Bulls; Bryce Hernandez,
Tyson Sutton, Adrian Deleon
and Bo Villarreal of the Mud
Cats; Tony Webb, Daniel
Obregon and Matt Tyson of the
Krause Grove Storm; Blake
Tinsley of the Farm Credit
Muck Dogs; Miguel Ruiz of the
Rimes & Sons Lugnuts; and
Isaac Moreno of the Wauchula
Police Department River Dogs.
The All-Stars won both
games last Saturday, beating the


Eagle Lake B squad 12-2 in the
opener and South Lakeland 17-
1 later in the day.
Wins continued on Sunday,
the All-Stars taking Avon Park
12-2 in the first game and
Lakeland 7 .2 to earn their way
into the championship game,
where they faced the top-seeded
Eagle Lake A team. It was "a
defensive gem," said Coach
McGuckin of the 2-0 victory.
The 2009 District 7 Machine
Pitch tournament will be held in
Wauchula.


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The Hardee Machine Pitch All-Stars started playing together in a weekend tournament
in Eagle Lake, winning all five games they played to take the championship of the Eagle
Lake March Madness tournament. Playing for Hardee are (first row, left to right) Bryce
Hernandez, Blake Tinsley, Tyson Sutton, Cody Helms, Adrian Deleon and Daniel
Obregon; (middle row) Tony Webb, Matt Tyson, Miguel Rodriguez, Isaac Moreno, Zack
Deuberry, Drew McGuckin and Bo Villarreal; (back row) coaches Robert Deuberry,
Doug Sutton, Andrew McGuckin and Wally Helms.


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked
about, and that is not being talked about.
-Oscar Wilde


A great fortune depends on
luck, a small one on diligence.
-Chinese Proverb


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcats swept
past Sebring 12-2 in a good
start last week.
It got harder as the week went
on, a 7-4 loss at home Tuesday
to Mulberry and a shutout loss
on Thursday at Braden River.
The season continued this
week, with a visit from Braden
River on Tuesday and another
tomorrow (Friday) from Pal-
metto. The season ends with
Fort Meade coming in for an
April 14 game.
District playoffs at April 20-
24 at Palmetto. Other teams in
the district are DeSoto, Sarasota
Booker, Braden River, Sebring
and Avon Park.
Hardee started last week with
a successful Monday trip to
Sebring. The Lady Streaks had
managed an eight-inning win
over Hardee in Wauchula in the
season opener back on Feb. 10.
Hardee opened this game
offensively. After Chelsey
Steedley took a walk, and with
one away, senior Krystin
Robertson singled to left field.
Elvira Servin and Chelsea
Owens did the same. When
Heather St. John singled to right
center, it completed clearing the
bases. Hardee had a 4-0 lead.
Senior hurler Miranda Powell
struck out the first two Lady
Streaks and got the third to hit
into a 1-3 ground-out.
Steedley walked again in the
second inning, stole second and
third, but was stranded there.
Sebring went down in order.
In the top of the third, Servin
singled, again, stole second and
came around on back-to-back
sacrifices. Hardee had a 5-0
lead. Sebring was out again
one, two, three.
Hardee had a five-run fourth
inning spree. With one down,
Steedley singled to left field.
Kayla Powell was hit by a pitch.
Robertson and Servin both sin-
gled. Taylor Bolin doubled. St.


John doubled down the left
field line, to score Bolin with the
fifth run of the evening, giving
the Lady 'Cats a 10-0 lead.
Sebring got its first run in the
home half of the inning on a
triple and double.
The Streaks changed pitchers
and set Hardee down in order
on strikeouts. The game went
on in this fashion, three up,
three down until the seventh
inning. Hardee added a pair of
insurance runs. With one away,
St. John singled to center field
and Miranda Powell copied her.
Both girls came home on a
Steedley double.
Sebring got a final tally in the
bottom of the seventh, as a dou-
ble and an error brought one
runner to the plate, making the
final score 12-2.
The Lady Wildcats were un-
able to repeat that victory at
home on Tuesday. The girls
threatened in the bottom of the
first, when Steedley walked and
Servin singled to left field, but
left two aboard when the inning
ended.
Mulberry got it first pair of
scores in the top of the second.
The first batter flied out to left
field. The singled singled, but
was out at second. Three more
batters singled, plating two with
scores. Hardee went down in
order.
The Lady Panthers added
another run in the top of the
third on a triple and wild pitch.
Hardee responded, however,


with some scoring of its own.
With two down, Owens drew a
walk and Kristina Garcia sin-
gled. A Servin double brought
them both home. It was a 3-2
game.
Both teams stranded runners
in the fourth inning. In the top
of the fifth, Mulberry widened
its lead with another pair of
runs on a couple of hits and an
error. Hardee tried to answer,
but Servin was stranded.
The Lady Panthers added two
more scores in the sixth inning
with three hits, the last pushing
the first two batters home. It
was 7-2.
Amanda McNabb singled to
right center in the bottom of the
sixth, but was left on base.
Mulberry went down in order in
the top of the seventh.
Hardee took advantage of its
last at-bat. Steedley and Owens
both singled and Garcia took
a walk. Steedley was out trying
to come home, but Owens and
Garcia made it to home plate
on a Robertson double to right
field. The third out stopped
the action, with Hardee losing
7-4.
Thursday's game at top-flight
Braden River was a wash, as the
Lady Pirates scored in each
inning and the game ended at
the end of the fifth, 8-0.
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easily broken.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Ignacio Campos & Dolores Gonzalez
Dolores Gonzalez To,

Wed lgnacio Campos
Jesus and Estella Gonzalez of Learning Coalition as an inclu-
Bowling Green announce the sion specialist.
engagement of their daughter, The prospective .groom is a
Dolores Gonzalez, to Ignacio 2000 graduate of Hardee Senior
Campos, the son of Efren and High School and is currently
Josefina Campos of Bowling employed at Sysco West Coast
Green. Florida as a supervisor.
The bride-elect is a 2004 Plans are being made for a
graduate of South Florida Saturday, May 2, wedding cere-
Community College and is cur- mony at the Church of God in
rently employed with the Early Sebring.


Ashley Turner Will

Marry George Ownby


Christy and Donald Kersey of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Ashley Nicole Turner, to
George Brono Ownby of Wau-
chula, the son of Steve Ownby
,of Yee Haw Junctiobn and Kim-4
jOwnby of Orlando.
The bride-elect received-ther
General Education Develop-
ment certificate from the
Hardee County School Dis-


trict's adult education depart-
ment in 2007 and is currently
pursuing a degree in nursing.
The prospective groom is a
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and is currently employed
at S biic Drive-in as an assistant
manager.
Plans are being made for a"
Friday, Sept. 4, wedding cere-
mony at Main Street Heritage
Park in Wauchula.


Weed/Simpson

Wedding Plans


Jessica Leigh Weed of Ona
has announced plans for her
upcoming marriage to Travis
Alan Simpson of Zolfo Springs.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Tammy and Murray
Hellein of Ona and Bryan and
Cheri Weed of Sebring. The
prospective groom is the son of
Alan Keith Simpson and
Bonnie Simpson of Zolfo
Springs.


The couple will exchange
vows this Saturday at Florida's
First Assembly of God in Wau-
chula. Music will begin at 2:30
p.m., with the ceremony com-
mencing at 3.
A wedding reception will fol-
low in the Family Life Center
adjacent to the church.
Friends and relatives bf the
couple are invited.


ONE PINK, ONE BLUE
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Spencer,
Avon Park, a six-pound 13-
ounce daughter, Gracie Kate,
born March 5, 2009, Regency
Medical Center, Winter Haven.
Mrs. Spencer is the former
Nicole Willis. Maternal grand-
parents are Dwaine and Macel
Willis of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are David and Joy
Spencer of Wauchula.


Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gordon,
Wauchula, a seven-pound two-
ounce son, Carter John, born
March 4, 2009, Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Center, Lake-
land. Mrs. Gordon is the former
Jessica Cogburn. Maternal
grandparents are Ronnie and
Priscilla Kelley and Loran and
Shirley Cogburn, all of Wau-
chula. Maternal great-grandpar-
ent is Myrtle Knight of Wau-
chula. Paternal grandparents are
Greg and Reggie Gordon of
Bowling Green. Paternal great-
grandparent is Winnie Gordon
ofChiefland.

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

If you haven't got anything
nice to say about anybody,
come sit next to me.
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CRUISE DRAWING


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Lauren Canary draws the winning ticket at the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday of
last week. Also shown is President Juan Delatorre. The club sold 450 tickets at $20 a
ticket. Winning the three-night, four-day Caribbean cruise was Jessie Ritch of Arcadia.
Winning $150 was Nancy Irvin and $75 was Nicole Pace. Rotary meets every
Wednesday noon at the Java Cafe in Wauchula.


GREAT APES


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Patti Ragan, owner of the Center For Great Apes in the Lemon Grove area, spoke to the
Hardee Rotary Club on March 18 at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. The center has 28 chim-
panzees and 14 orangutans. The primates live to age 50 or 60, and many had been pri-
vate pets or came from the entertainment world or laboratory research. The center now
has 120 acres and was started in 1997 with 15 acres. There are 18 staff members, 30
volunteers and a budget of about $900,000. Ragan said the center is funded entirely
with donations, and said the cost to care for an ape is, $14,000-to $15,000 a year.
Pictured (from left) are Nellie Garcia, Ragan, Shawn McKelvie and Klaus Kunkel.


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St. Michael's Catholic Church


HOLY WEEK
A Catholic
Tradition
2009

Penance Service, Tuesday
-7:00 p.m.
The Paschal Tridium
Holy Thursday, April 9
Mass of the Lord's Supper
6:00 pm (English) 7:30 pm (Spanish)
Adoration in Sisters Convent after English
Mass until 8:30 pm, in Church after Span-
ish Mass until 10:00 pm

Good Friday, April 10
Way of the Cross 6:00 p.m.
(English)
Celebration of the
Passion of the Lord
3:00 pm (English) 7:30 pm (Spanish)
5:30 pm Zolfo Springs
(Collection for the Holy Land)
Holy Saturday, April 11
Easter Vigil: Night Watch of the
Resurrection:
8:00 pm (English, Creole & Spanish)

Easter Sunday, April 12
Mass of the Resurrection:
8:30 am (English) 11:00 am (Spanish)
Zolfo Springs: 0 am (Spanish)
San Alfonso 11:0I am English
Bowling Green 2: 0 pm (Spanish)

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HAPPY EASTER!


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2009

Triduo Pascual
Jueves Santo, 9 de abril del 2009
Misa de la Cena del Sefior
6:00 pm (Ingles), 7:30 pm (Espafiol)
Adoracidn despuds de la misa inglesa en el
convento de las hermanas y en la iglesia
despues de la misa
en espasol hasta las 10:00 pm
Viernes Santo, 10 de abril del 2009
Viacrucis (Ingles) a las 6:00 Cele-
braci6n de la Pasi6n del Seflor:
3:00 pm (Ingles) 7:30 pm (Espaflol)
Zolfo Springs: 5:30 p.m.(Espafiol)
(Colecta para la Tierra Santa)

Sabado Santo, 11 de abril del 2009
Vigilia Pascual: Expectaci6n
Nocturna de Resurrecci6n
8:00 pm (Ingles, Creole & Espaniol)
Domingo de Pascua,
12 de abril del 2009
La Misa de Resurreccion
8:30 am (Ingles)l 1:00 am (Espaflol)
Zolfo Springs: 9:30 am (Espafiol)
11:00 am (Inglis)
Bowling Green: 2:00 pm (Espafiol)

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ALELUIYA!
iFELICES PASCUAS
DE RESU}RRECCION!


There are no words sufficient enough to
express the gratitude we feel for the love,
prayers, food, fellowship and all the
expressions of sympathy during
the loss of our beloved wife and mother.
Special thanks to the staff of Florida
Hospital Sebring and Rest Haven Assisted
Living Facility.
The family of Hilda Currie
For God so loved the world, that he gave his
"only begotten Son," that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16


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ISRAEL TRIP


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Rev. Jim Harris, pastor of Riverview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday of last week about his family's recent trip to
Israel. Shown (from left) are David Singletary, Harris holding a trumpet made from a
gazelle horn, Richard Kiser of Salem, Va., and James Braddock. The club meets every
Tuesday noon at the Panda Restaurant.


Wednesday Musicale To

Host Piano Program


The Wednesday Musicale
will meet next Wednesday for
an afternoon of music featuring
its traditional spring piano pro-
gram.
"Play Me A Piano" will be
presented by the club's pianists
and a mix of classical and
romantic solos are also planned.


Refreshments will be served
at 3:30 p.m. before the program
starts at 4.
Members taking part are
Gloria Davis, Tim Davis, Lou-
ise Gantt, Frank Gibbs, Linda
LaLonde, Arden Rawls, Judye
Mercer and Carol Myer. Memb-
ers and guests are invited.


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Victory Praise Center invites
everyone to a gospel sing on
Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring
Larry Cox.
Refreshments will be served
after the program. The church is
located at 132 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green. ,

New Zion Baptist Church will
hold a prophecy revival, begin-
ning Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Featured speaker is the
Rev. Paul Parrish.
On Monday through Friday,
services will begin at 7 p.m.
Friday's service will conclude
with a question-and-answer
period and refreshments.
Everyone is invited to the
church, located at 202 Sidney
Roberts Road, Ona.
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Greetings from Fort Green,
and wasn't the rain wonderful!
There is a story around the
Fort Green church about the
faithfulness of Uncle Fate
Hendry. Mildred Cooper says
she remembers vividly the way
his lantern swung back and
forth as he walked up the hill on
Hendry Road on his way to
church. The church was having
a special prayer meeting for
rain, and he arrived carrying his
umbrella.
As usual, there was at least
one doubting Thomas and some
laughter as he was questioned
why the umbrella. He said, "We
are praying for rain, aren't we'?
And I believe that when we ask,
believing, it will be answered."
He needed his umbrella on
the walk home.
Bim Davis is in the Hardee
Manor nursing home. Try and
stop in and visit. He might
know you and might not, but it
will be nice. So, just be pre-
pared to do all the talking your-
self.
Rita and Byron Allison are
walking on clouds. Their oldest
son and wife are expecting
twins in September. Rita can
hardly wait to rock those
babies!
Jane Kennedy had knee sur-
gery. She is better now and can
walk with her cane. She has had
good nurses. One day I know
about, it was Charles and then
another day was son Robert. It
is wonderful when sons take
care of their parents.
Greg and Shuree Rawls took
a weekend off and hit the open
road in their RV. For those who
have never experienced this RV
lifestyle, you truly do not know
what you are missing. Any
chores, problems, etc. just drift
out the window! You can com-
pletely relax! They had a won-


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derful weekend, and the only
problem is Monday comes with
that 8 to 5!
Fort Green turned out pretty
good for the recent election.
We thought if 50 people voted it
would be good, but we had over
70. Claudine Herron was the
50th person so she received a
prize, a cookie! She laughed
and said she had never won
anything! (Now this is just our
sense of humor out here, and I
am sure none of the other
precincts gave such a prize!)
It did seem strange to work
the polls and Louise Durrance
not work. She said she has
given it up. Our sympathy is
extended to her, also, in the
death of her sister.
Brianna Waters celebrated
her birthday with a trip to
Disney World. They had loads
of fun. Happy birthday wishes
are extended to Brianna.
The Chancey family, Lee,
Chrysta, Makayla and Faye,
journeyed to Avon Park on
Saturday night. They had a mini
reunion at Faye's sister's, Doris
Wineguard. Her son, Rick, lives
in Orlando and was home for
the weekend. They had a fabu-
lous time and stayed too late!
Chrysta said it was hard to get
up Sunday morning and make it
to the GAs breakfast.
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the grills, cooking pancakes.
Kaylee Hogenauer took care of
the Belgian waffle 'machine.
John Brown and Faye Davis
cooked the eggs and sausage.
Carol Brown and Judy Barger-
on made sure the orange juice
and chocolate milk were ready.
Steve Haney arrived in time
to help yours truly get the cof-
fee ready. Edith Bassett always
helps when there are dishes to
wash! Mike Braxton donated
the strawberries for the Belgian
waffles. They were really sweet
and good on the waffles: A good
time was had by all!
The youth working were
Hannah and Holly Brown, Nor-
ma Alejandro, Bailey Skinner,
Kasie Powell, Casie Juarez,
Tiffany Juarez, Diamond Faulk,
Kaylee Hogenauer and Joey
Frey. They all worked hard and
enjoyed their meal, too!
Sherman Cooper, Charles
Abbott and B.J. Haney provid-
ed the special music in the
Sunday morning service.
Shuree Rawls had practiced
with the boys ind was supposed
to sing, but had to fill in with
Gulf State because one of their
singers was sick and B.J. was
willing to fill in when needed,
practice or not! She did a terrif-
ic job and that is serving where
needed.
Sherman and Bud Abbott
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Letter To The Editor

Schools Superintendent

Appreciates Voters


Dear Editor:
I would like to take this
opportunity to express my
heartfelt thanks to all Hardee
Countians who turned out
March 24 to vote on the Tax
Millage referendum. The initia-
tive passed with 94 percent
approval. The schools system
now has the freedom to move
some money from its capital
outlay fund to its operating bud-
get.
Four counties had previously
passed a Tax Millage referen-
dum, though none of the four
counties' referendum approval
ratings was close to Hardee's 94
percent. This did not surprise
me. I have worked, worshiped
and raised a family in Hardee
County. I understand how
deeply the citizens of Hardee
County value their local school
system.
I would especially like to
thank everyone who worked so
diligently to pass the referen-
dum. Hardee County is indeed
blessed not only to have out-


standing schools but also to
have the best citizens and busi-
ness partners who care about
their community and are willing
to work hard for its betterment.
The new freedom created by
the approval of the initiative
becomes a valuable tool that the
School Board and I will use as
we continue to face and deal
with the loss of funding brought
about by the national economic
downturn.
As you may know, the state
has cut our funding by 16 per-
cent to date and further cuts are
coming. These are hard times.
We all desire to do what is
best for our children and our
schools. Let me assure you that
this is being done and will be
done in the future to the best of
our ability.
Again, let me thank all of you
who supported this effort.
God bless,
David D. Durastanti
Superintendent of Schools
Hardee County


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The .Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate...
75 YEARS AGO
The oldest business firm in
Hardee County, Beeson Bros.
Inc., will celebrate 30 years in
Wauchula next Wednesday,
April 4. It was on April 4, 1904,
that this firm started in busi-
ness. At that time, it was the
Wauchula Drug Co., owned by
brothers Dr. J.M. Beeson and
W.B. Beeson.

Attorney General Cary D.
Landis has advised in a legal
opinion that May 19 is the
deadline for payment of poll
taxes to qualify voters for the
June primary elections. A war
veteran who has lost a limb, or
any person who has reached the
age of 55 years, is entitled to
exemption from payment of the
poll tax.
Reports from the Grand Jury
note it inspected the state con-
vict camp located just east of
Wauchula and commends the
excellent manner in which this
camp is kept. The Grand Jury
likewise inspected the convict
camp. Considering the condi-
tion of the building and the
financial ability of the county to
maintain such a camp, it is in a
vey satisfactory condition.

The business directory lists
attorneys S.D. Williams, Lati-
mer C. Farr and A. Yancy
Teachy, as well as C.T. Ratliff
municipal bonds; McDonald
Plumbing; Eastern Star,
"-Knights of Pythias and Masons;
physicians B.D. Spears, M.J.
Alexander, M.C. Kayton, Allen
A. Poucher and W.H. Peacock;
and dentists E.R. Harmon and
A.M.Woodhead.

50 YEARS AGO


Wauchula has sold $375,000
in sewage disposal system
bonds to the federal govern-
ment at 4-3/8 percent. The first
payment on the debt, to be paid
in 1961, is $7,000. After that it
will jump $1,000 every two
years, until the city is paying
$22,000 a year for the last two
years, 1987 and 1988.

A public meeting to air the
pros and cons of annexation is
planned for Bowling Green
next Tuesday night at 7:30 in
the elementary school auditori-
um. Attending the meeting will
be county sanitation officer
George Heine Jr., representa-
tives of the Wauchula Fire
Department and members of the
Bowling Green City Commis-
sion. The commission is pro-
posing to annex a half-mile
north of the city in Polk County
and another part south of the
city to Payne's Creek.

The first cucumbers began
coming into the packing houses
in Hardee County this week and
volume is expected to pick up.
The price is holding steady at
approximately $3 FOB at the
packing house, of about $1.75
to $2 to the grower.

An S&S Suprex ad has two
large heads of lettuce for 25
cents, six large ears of yellow
corn for 35 cents and fresh
string beans at two pounds for
35 cents. Chuck roast, wieners
and sausage links are 49 cents a
pound and fryers are 69 cents a
pound.
25 YEARS AGO
The Zolfo Springs charter
was amended at Monday
night's meeting, allowing a spe-
cial election to be held more
than.three months' prior to a reg-
ular election. The change was
necessary to fill the vacant seat
due to the death of Wendell
Batey in February. Qualifying
began Tuesday and will end


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Friday.
The Hardee County Com-
mission has asked its attorney,
Judy Kavanaugh, to find if the
special assessments can be
added to the tax bill. Hardee
County Property Appraiser
Reid Stewart said it can't be
done. Commission Chairman
John Roy Gough reasoned if the
DeSoto County property ap-
praiser can include the special
assessments, the Hardee
County property appraiser can,
too.
The Valencia harvest is in its
third week, reported Merle
Revels, who operates the scale
house of T.A. Weeks Fruit Co.
in Wauchula. "Right now we're
paying 90 cents per 90-pound
box of fruit. I use a government
chart, but the rates are flexible.
After the freeze we paid pickers
up to $1.50 per box for scrappy
oranges because it took more
man hours to pick them," he
said.
Bob Fite's Growers Supply
offers a fully-equipped Heald
hauler with a 4x4 dump bed as
low as $1,850 assembled.
Henderson Grove Service pro-
vides irrigation design, supplies
and installation. Bill Taylor's
Amoco Truck Stop offers a
variety of road and shop ser-
vice, plenty of tires for every-
one and an oil change for


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ancient Maya Indians, who considered the animal a god.



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with the Hardee Senior High Cheerleaders


Cat Cheer Clinic 2009


Registration:
When: April 28" & 30th
Where: HHS gym
Time: 5:00 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $35:3 yrs Kindergarten
$40:1"i grade -6* grade


Cat Cheer Clinic:
When: May 11- 14, 2009
Where: HHS gym
Time: 3 yrs- Kindergarten 3:45 -4:30
1" grade- 6h grade 3:45 5:15


The registration dates listed above are MANDATORYI Anyone interested in Cat Cheer Clinic
MUST register their child on one of these days!

Child's Name:_
Parent's Name:_


Child's age & Grade
Cheerleader to be credited:
T-shirt size:
Insurance Company:
Policy Number:_
Emergency Contact:
Any Allergies:,


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald 'Advocate

773-3255


The 9th Annual Ball Drop

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Torrey Oaks Golf Course
Tickets: $10.00 each


1 prize: $500.00
S 2" prize: $300.00
3d prize: $200.00


You do not have to be present to win.
We would be more than happy for deliver your cash prize! I

This fund-raiser is to help with camp costs for the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders at Hardee Senior
High. If you wish to purchase a ticket, ask your favorite cheerleaders Contact Amy Jemigar or
Jodie Skitka at 773-3181 if you have any questions.
Please help us make this year a success. Buy your ball drop tickets today
We would also like to give a special thanks to Torrey Oaks Golf Course for the use of their
facilities, Preco for the use of their truck, and all of your thicket-purchasers form last year for
making our fund-raiser a success!! soc:42r16c


$14.95.
10 YEARS AGO'
The Hardee County' Com-
mission declared a state of
emergency to make the county
eligible for state and federal
assistance due to ,the critical
threat, of wildfires. Growers are
running their irrigation over-
time, cattlemen Ifave to pur-
chase feed for their stock, and
local firemen are weary of
fighting brush fires.

The Governor's Office has
offered to help the city of
Bowling Green overcome its
"financial emergency." The city
has clamped down on spending.
On Monday, City Manager
David Elbertson said the city is
closely watching all spending,
including trying to limit over-
time.

The .business directory in-
cluded Green Parrot Pet Center,
Michael Irvin Heflin Plumbing,
Hardee Saw & Mower small-
engine repair, Trans-Van of
Central Florida non-emergency
transportation service, The
Heartland Bug Doctor, Eden-
field Fencing, Miller's Discount
Computers, Computer Empor-
ium, 4-C's Floor Care, Hanch-
ey's Carpets, Voogd Growers
nursery, Al Richards Custom
Muffler Shop, and Curry-Raley
and Robarts-Schaper funeral
homes.


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April 2, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5B


'Cats Clip Devils,
By JOAN SEAMAN run in the home half of the first
Of The Herald-Advocate frame after keeping Lake Placid
The Wildcat nine won two of from scoring in the opening at-
its three games last week. bat. For Hardee, senior catcher
The 'Cats lost a thriller at Brek McClenithan led off with
home 3-1, and went on the road a triple. Conner Davis walked,
to pickup a pair of victories last but was out on a double-play on
week. a Scott Donaldson hit, during
There are only two games which McClenithan scurried
this week. The Wildcats went to home. A ground-out ended the
Sarasota Booker on Tuesday inning.
and play at home tomorrow The 1-0 score held up
(Friday) idi a double-header, through the next four innings,
with the JV facing the junior during which both teams either
Blue Streaks at 4 p.m. and the left runners aboard or went
varsity tangling with Sebring at down one-two-three.
7:30. In the top of the sixth, Lake
. There are games during Placid evened the score. After a
Spring Break, with Hardee fly-out, a batter was hit by a
going to Palmetto on Tuesday, pitch. He was out at second on a
to. Frostproof for a Wednesday fielder's choice, but the relay
JV/Varsity double-header and went awry and a series of errors
Thursday home for a visit from brought the replacement runner
DeSoto. home.
There' are also post-break The Dragons added a pair of
double-header games, on April 'insurance runs in the top of the
.15 at home vs. Frostproof and at seventh on a walk, fielder's
Sebring on April 16. choice, single and errors.
Hardee had a final chance in
LAKE PLACID 3, the home half of the seventh.
HARDEE 1 Kyle Ward wqs safe on an error
In what turned out to be 'but was picked off second.
mainly a pitcher's duel, Hardee Kalan Royal was hit by a pitch,
hosted the Green Dragons last as was Tyler Robertson. When
Monday. Ben Krause drew a walk, it
The 'Cats scored their only looked as if Hardee had a


Weightlifters Do

Personal Best


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A "quick" trip up to Fort
Meade Thursday was success-
ful for Hardee weightlifters.
Eight'of the 13 Wildcats who
made the short trip outdid them-
selves, with personal bests in
either the bench press, or clean
,and jerk, or both.
Coach Buddy Martin was
surprised and pleased with the
outcome. "This being a dual
meet, with just us and Fort
Meade, made it a lot tougher to
get. mentally focused and pre-
pared because there weren't as
many ,people watching and
competing to get the adrenaline
pumping," Martin said.
He lauded the heavy% lifter of
the meet. sophomore Jarrius
.hA~pe^jn the
8: 83-p.und aik -"He fltaled
515 pounds, with a 365-pound
bench and a 250-pound clean &


jerk, both were personal bests
for him," reported Martin.
Among Wildcats at the meet,
seven others set personal high
totals, including soph Bladamir
Caballero with a total of 365;
classmate Brandon Darley with
a 320 total; junior Jake Nowa-
kowski with a 360 total; class-
mate Jonathan Kelly with a 415
total; sophomore Jimmy Vallejo
at 425; junior Devon Harris at
420; and soph Kevin Godwin at
420.
Other lifters for Hardee in-
cluded senior Alex Lanier,
juniors Lunior St. Louis and
Tylar Alden; soph Alex Mal-
donado and freshman Tony
Moreno.
"I am very proud of our
lifters for doing so well. They
continue to impress me \with
their work ethic and' character.
They are truly a fun group to be
around," concluded Martin.


82nd Airborne

Seeks Veterans


Veterans that have passed
through the 82nd Airborne
Division in the past 66 years are
needed to help record their
deeds for history for younger
generations.
All Airborne veterans are
invited to participate. Combat is
not a requirement, only the
wings earned through hard
work and determination. It in-
cludes v terans from the 11th,
.17, 82nd, 101st and today's spe-
,cial forces.
The 82nd Airborne Division
has served in Afghanistan and
Iraq for' the past-few years and
will return for another tour of
duty. This is the' most decorated
division in today's military.
There are 100 civilian chap-
ters across the nation and they
include both the military and
civilians. The 34,000 members


hold regular meetings, annual
picnics, dinner-dances, mini-
reunions, an annual national
convention, local parades and
sponsor school programs on the
Airborne experience and histo-
ry.
Some well-known national
events upcoming are the Static
Line Awards on April 2-4 at
Atlanta; the 27th Memorial
Days June 12-13 in Houston;
All Airborne Days on July 2-6
at El Paso; and the 63rd
National Convention Aug. 19-
22 in Indianapolis.
There are three ways to get
information on events and
membership: contact Airborne.
Days, 5459 Northcutt Place,
Dayton, OH 45414; e-mail
srgabn@aol.com; or phone
937-898-5977.


Panthers
chance, but the third out left the
bases jammed.
Kody Porter had faced 26(
batters in six-plus innings, al-
lowing a pair of runs on.four
hits, two walks and errors. He
struck out two.. Reliever Tyler
Cobb allowed a double and
score.
HARDEE 4, AVON PARK 2
Hardee fashioned a come-
frbm-behind win' at Avon Park
last Tuesday evening. MeCleni-
than opened with a single but
was out on a fielder's choice.
The Red Devils jumped at the
chance to score in the second
inning. With one away, Kyle
Jackson singled and the next
batter doubled to right field to
bring him home.
In the top of the second,
Conner Davis doubled but was
stranded at third. Wildcat senior
Michael Dixon retired Avon
Park on a pair of strikeouts and
a ground-out.
After Hardee went down in
order in the third inning, Avon


Park added its second tally of
the evening on a single to right
field and back-to-back errors.
The Wildcats got it going in
the top of the fourth. Donaldson
walked and raced for home on a
Conner Davis double to right
center. It was 2-1. The Red
Devils left runners at second
and first after a pair of hits.
Neither team scored in the
fifth or sixth innings. Carson
Davis walked and was stranded
in the fifth and Conner Davis
singled and was left aboard in
the sixth.
In the top of the seventh,
Hardee binged. Robertson
walked. With one down, Carson
Davis and McClenithan each
singled. A walk to Krause, sin-
gle by Donaldson and walk by
Conner Davis kept everyone
moving. Before the dusk set-
tled, the first three batters had
scored, making it a 4-2 ,game.
Avon Park had one last
chance. An error put one batter
aboard, but he was out on a
fielder's choice. A single and a
double left two batters stranded
when Dixon struck out the last
two batters.


In all, Dixon faced 33 batters,
allowed two runs and scattered
seven hits. He walked one and
struck out nine, including the
final pair of batters. Seven were
left on base.
HARDEE 7,
MUBLERRY 4
In this Friday night road
game, Hardee scored first and
kept the pressure on.
McClenithan was hit by a
pitch anc Krause doubled. They
came around to score on sacri-
fices by Donaldson and Ward.
The Panthers left one runner on
base.
In the second inning, Royal
opened with a single. He was
the third out on a Carson Davis
fielder's choice. Mulberry
threatened but a 5-4-3 double-
play ended that inning.
Both squads were three up,
three down in the third stanza.
Ward started the fourth with a
double, and Royal singled.
They were left on the corners
when the third out occurred.
Mulberry went down one-two-
three.
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down, Krause singled, Donald-
son walked and Ward singled.
Jake Mayer went in to pinch.run
and was able to trot home when
Conner Davis homered. It was a
6-0 game. Mulberry got on the
board with one score on a pair
of walks, single and erfor.
Hardee got that run 'back in
the top of the sixth.,With two
away, McClenithan singled and
stole second, ready to come *
home on another Krause 'dou- '::
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stranded a batter in the home .,
half of the sixth. '
In the seventh, Ward walked
and Mayer went in to run,
promptly stealing a base. But
three consecutive outs left him
stranded.
Mulberry wouldn't quit and
managed three more runs in the
bottom of the seventh. A hit
batsman, walk, single and a
triple broke three runners home
before reliever Cobb struck out
the final batter.
Ward had faced 25 batters,,
allowed one run on three hits
and two walks. He stranded six
batters and struck out seven.


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3 BUILDING LOTS on the
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3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
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halfway between Wauchula
& Avon Park has 2-story
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire-
place & large screened in
back porch. $389,900!

Possible owner financing!
Gorgeous 37 acs on thq
Peace River has native
areas, tree-lined paths, open
pasture, hiking trails and
1400ft of river frontage.
Property is fenced.
$595,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


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


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


DAVID ROYAL...............781-3490

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$550.00/month
(Unfurnished)
Deposit Required
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www.floresrealty.net


UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU TO BUY A HOME!
THE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT,
WHICH CONGRESS IN FEBRUARY INCREASED
TO $8,000.00 FROM $7,500.00 AND ELIMINATED
THE REPAYMENT REQUIREMENT IS A REAL
INCENTIVE $8,000 HELPS A LOT -
WE'LL HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT HOME AT THE
RIGHT PRICE.


11 acs w/566' of frontage
on SR 66. Also frontage on
Nursery Rd. Zoned A-1.
$139,000!

PRICE REDUCED! New
Construction in Zolfo
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB,
1700 SF, carport, large
yard, tile & carpet.
$149,500!

PRICE REDUCED! Need a
house? Call for assistance
on a down payment.
2BR/1BA CB home on 3
acs. $115,000!

3BR/1BA CB home, central
A/C, city utilities, hardwood
floors, deep back yard.
Close to schools, downtown
and shopping. $77,900!

PRICE REDUCED! Stellar
location! 10 ac Val grove
on SR 62 has 6" well, diesel
power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $130,000!
12 ac w/SR 64 frontage.
Front of property is cleared,
back has trees. Great for
cattle or homesite!
$180,000!

5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is
native Florida land. Access
to Peace River provided by
another shared 5 ac parcel.
$100,000!

Well-kept 3BR/2.5BA CB
home w/large yard in family
friendly neighborhood. Up-
dates include new A/C, heat
pump, floors, appliances,
roof. $169,000!

3BR/1BA CB fixer-upper in
Wauchula. $55,000!

3BR/4BA 2-story home on
corner lot in Wauchula.
$200,000!1


Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!


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Classifieds-


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



2 YAMAHA SCOOTERS, 1984,
$300 for pair, need minor work,
both have titles. 224-4702. 4:2p
ANTIQUE CLAW foot tub, antique
upright piano, $200 each. 863-
781-0151. 4:2p
GARDEN TILLER, yard cart, pull
behind spreader, etc. Call for
details 863-993-3204. 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
4 CUARTOS 2 baros Nueva's
28x70 a solo $49,900. Incluendo
Ilevada y alre central Llame ya.
863-612-6511. 3:19-4:16p
2009 3/2 baflos 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. 2:26-4:2p



FREE TO GOOD home, black
lab/bulldog mix, female, about six
months. 773-1107. 4:2nc


POMERANIAN and poodle, 5 pup-
pies, $200.863-773-4860. 4:2-9p
COW DOG PUPPIES out of old
Spot & a brindle gyp. FREE to a
good home. 773-9319. 4:2p
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 PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


U-PICK STRAWBERRIES OPEN
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. 4:2c



ARE YOU RECEIVING payments
on a mortgage? I buy mortgages.
863-832-1984. 4:2-30p
GO TO www.juandelatorre.com,
search for property listings or call
863-781-1128. 4:2nc

DeSoto County






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



2004 CARDINAL 5th wheel, 30', 2
slide-outs, good condition, many
extras, $17,500. 863-735-9552.
4:2-30p
2000 CARDINAL 5th WHEEL trail-
er, 32 ft., triple slide-out, excellent
shape, 2617 Doss Rd., ZS.
$16,900. 941-812-1608.
3:26-4:23p



RENT TO OWN 3/2, 98 DW
newly remodeled. 245-1066. 4:2p
2BR/2BA CB In Zolfo, remodeled
Interior, privacy fence, new shed.
Available to move in April 6th.
Call to see. $750 plus $400 secu-
rity. 863-735-1339. 4:2p
3/2 MH, NEWLY REMODELED
interior, in country on 2.5 acres.
Must see. $725 plus $400 securi-
ty. 863-735-1339. 4:2p
NICE 3 BR/2 BATH, 10 acres,
country, $600 month, first, last &
deposit. Call Tom 735-1801. 4:2p


MODERN LARGE DUPLEX in
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/1CG
each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
$395 MONTHLY electric included.
Large furnished, 1 bedroom .
country apartment, marble fire-.
place, first & last. 954-629-4486.
4:2p ,
NICE CLEAN one bedroom du-
plex apartment for rent with a
screened in porch and washer/-
dryer hookup. $125 per week,
first weeks rent, damage deposit
and references required. 773-
9793 4:2p
2BR/2BA MH, 2-bay carport,
Florida room, deck. 863-735-
1464. 4:2-9p
FOR RENT 2BR/1BTH apart-
ment, CHA, new carpet some
areas, washer/dryer hookup,
water included. 810 Houston
Ave., Ft. Meade, $500/mo. +
$300/dep. 863-245-2496. 4:2p
WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA, central
air & heat, carport, very nice. 735-.
2626. 4:2c.': :.
2BR/2BA APARTMENT in Bowling
Green for rent. Call for more".
details 773-3754. 3:26-4:2p1"::I.:
FOR RENT 4BR/2BA Golfview..' ."
Subdivision, $1,095 a month +".
deposit of $1,500. Call 863-458-
0551. 3:26-4:23p
OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT -
1,800 SF, across from Burger
King, $1,700 per month. 863-414-
3850. 3:19-4:9c


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/In 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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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
MAKE AN OFFER TODAY on this 24x44 D/W
mobile home; quiet location; new Smithbuilt
shed with electricity and 12x16 porch. $73,000

MOVE YOUR FAMILY IN this 4B/3Bth home
with fireplace; hardwood floors, large storage
area; plus garage apartment; walking distance
to schools, shopping and more. $85,800

OWNER SAYS BRING ALL OFFERS on this
4B/2Bth brick home with large carport, well
landscaped and fenced backyard, 12X16 build-
ing has water/electric. $179,500

2.7 acre tract and 2644 square foot home with
metal roof, 2B/2Bth; double garage. $134,900

See this C/B Stucco, executive home with all
amenities; 4B/3Bth, located in very nice neigh-
borhood. $279,000

POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 4 rental
units, currently rented, and one 3/2 heritage
home; tall ceilings, hardwood floors; plenty of
extras in this conveniently located property.
Call Charlotte Terrell to see this property.

2B/1Bth completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard priced to sell at
$38,000.


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SERVICE YOU


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.Iambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson
THIS C/B Home on 11 acres is a must see!
3B/1Bth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; flow-
ing creek on property. $225,000
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED. Call
Delois today.
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

CAN COUNT ON I
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HARDEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

OPS EMPLOYMENT Health Support Technician

Hardee County Health Department is seeking a Health Support
Technician for the Healthy Start Program. This is an OPS position.
This position is highly responsible providing administrative and pro-
grammatic support to the Healthy Start Program Manager.
Candidates should have strong organizational, communication,
and computer skills. High School Diploma a must. Bi-lingual in
English/Spanish is required.

If you meet these requirements and are interested, obtain a State of
Florida application online at the People First Website @
www.myflorida.com and submit in person at the Hardee County
Health Department. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2009.

Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

For additional information call:
(863) 773-4161 x169
Mrs. Leslie Bond


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING REI'A I.sr.TAr E I.EA V.'


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


INVESTORS or HOMEBUYERS!!! 3BR 2B
Frame Home on South 10th Avenue $24,900.
COUNTRY HOME!! 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
total 1,758 sq ft Only $125.900
DOUBLE WIDE/MOBILE HOME!! Well main-
tained 3BR, 2 Bath wth stove, refrigerator,
dishwasher, washer and dryer, 12x28
screened porch, utility shed, extra lot if
desired, within City of Wauchula PRICE
REDUCED, $69.900
AUTO RESTORATION BUSINESS AND
BUILDING!! With over 11,000 SF Excellent
Income $695,000
DOWNING CIRCLE PROPERTY!!! Spacious
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath M/H with stove, refriger-
ator, dishwasher and utility shed for Only,
$58.900.
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!! Great
investment property located on US 17 North
close to the new Hilltop Elementary School
with access from north and south bound
lane. Motivated seller asking $330,000 Bring
Offer!!!
LAKE JUNE ROAD!!! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Home with 2 car garage and Lake June
Access Completely remodeled. $118.900
LOG CABIN WITH LAKE HUNTLEY VIEW!!! 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath with open living
room/kitchen. $90.000
9.7 Acres for camping or hunting!!! Only
$32.500

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY!!


DON'T DELAY CALL TODAY!!!


PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!! Great for
Camping, canoeing, and fishing on this 6.1
Acre tract. $125.000
Only $75.000 Call Donna!! 3 Bedroom, 1
Bath nice concrete block home on large lot.
PLENTY OF ROOM TO ROAM!! On this 5.68
acres for farm Animals and horses, includ-
ing a Beautiful Home with 3 Bedroom, 2
Baths Only $169.000
WHAT A BUY!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, front
Porch and large fenced back yard in a nice
neighborhood, Only $75.000!!
CENTER HILL PROPERTY!!! 27.5 acres with a
2 BR, 1 Bath home fronts beautiful Payne
Creek. Includes 12 acres of irrigated citrus
grove and barn. Seller will consider dividing
property into parcels. Call today for details.
$350.000.
NEW COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!!! Over 2
acres, excellent location for business on 2
high traffic highways Frontage on US 17 N and
North Florida Avenue. Access from both
Highways, property located across from Winn
Dixie and Amscot. $415,000
PEACE RIVER ACCESS!! Quiet and Peaceful
5.5 acre tract with plenty wildlife and native
vegetation $82.500!!
ONLY $68.000!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile
Home on Downing Circle includes stove,
refrigerator, washer, dryer, shed/workshop
and some furniture.
DOWNING CIRCLE!!! Mobile Home Lot Only
$16.500
5 ACRES ONLY $45.000! Nice, quiet, serene
wooded 5 Acres!! BUILD YOUR HOME
HERE! CALL TODAY


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FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!! PSJ
OLD COUNTRY HOME!!! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 1.5 Acres with 1,680 total living Sq Ft., Good
Condition, which includes a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave,
barn/workshop, citrus trees and pasture for a few livestock. $94,500
GORGEOUS TWO STORY HOME!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath possible 4th Bedroom on .95 acres.
Beautiful hardwood floors, living room, dining room, kitchen, den, office, front and back
porch with total Sq Ft. 3,716. REDUCED $245,000 to $190,000 c14:2c


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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.
4:2p
.APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR
RENT. 773-6667. .- 4:2c
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 SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1 BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
.or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh




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

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FENTON TYPOGRAPHY resume,
flyers, and much more. Call now
863-781-9444. 4:2p
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. Lic#6906219.
3:19-5:21 p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 3:19-5:21 p
I WILL DO BABYSITTING In my
home anytime, days, nights,
weekends. 863-445-0572.
3:12-4:9p
B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
1:8-4:16p
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
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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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 cl3:26, 4:2c




5 Breed Heifers
and 4 Calves

Take all or just 1


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Best deals on wheels!


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Tire Technician


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Summer
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Tires


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1405 US 27 North Sebring

863-382-7551
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CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C.
Wilson 863-767-5349. 4:2-8:20p
OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR -
Boat rigging & trailer repair. The
Boat Shop, 863-633-8516 Griffin
Whidden Rd./West Main St.,
Wauchula. 4:2-30p
SLINGIN SUDS, professional
steam cleaning, references avail-
able. Call Shannon 863-381-4668.
3:26-4:23p
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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WANT TO BUY PIANO in good
condition. 767-0008. 4:2p

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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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


SATURDAY 8 til ?, clothing, col-
lectibles, movies, lots of misc.
items, 539 Terrell Rd., Wauchula.
4:2p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?. 620
Saunders St., Wauchula, furni-
ture, appliances, TV. 4:2p
SATURDAY 8-?, 2581 Polk Rd.,
Wauchula. Baby items, furniture,
misc. 4:2p
FRIDAY ONLY! Big sale, new &
used items, 1122 Blue Jay Rd. at
Charlie Creek MHP. Rain or shine.
4:2p
SATURDAY 114 Rust Ave.,
Wauchula, 8-1, clothing, dishes,
glassware, gardenware, cook-
books, furniture, etc. 4:2p

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NATIVE TREES annuals and
vegetable plants, Starke Ave. off
East Main St., Bowling Green.:
Friday and Saturday, 9-5. 4:2-9p


2215 RALPH SMITH Rd., Wau-
chula. Friday/Saturday, 8-2, 2-1
families, maternity & baby
clothes. 4:2p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 3048
Lawndale Dr., Zolfo, huge 3-fami-
ly, lots and lots of everything.
4:2p
FAMILY YARD SALE Friday and
Saturday, 8 till?, 4716 Church
Ave., Bowling Green. 4:2p
SATURDAY 7-?, 802 Redding,
Zolfo, clothes, tools, furniture and
misc. 4:2p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 518 5th
Street, Zolfo, backyard sale. 4:2p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY Hwy. 66 E.,
Zolfo, 2909 Garza Rd. 4:2p
BIG YARD SALE 4635 ST. Rd.
62, 8 to 6, Friday, Saturday &
Sunday, clothes (baby, children,
adults), appliances, kitchen cabi-
nets, tools, 2 farm tractors, air
compressors, drill press, welding
machine, band saw, 38' motor
home. 4:2p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/ SUNDAY 8
till dark, 3-family, 4540 Seminole
Trail, off Cracker Lane, antiques,
wooden crafts, too much to list,
something for everyone, come
out and enjoy. 4:2p
LARGE YARD SALE Clothes,'
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Rain fell last week over most of the State. Much of the
Panhandle and northern counties reported rainfall in excess of three
inches. Santa Rosa County reported 8.58 inches, Gadsden had 5.36,
and Jackson received 4,67 inches. Alachua, Franklin, and Putnam
counties all recorded amounts over 3 inches. Central Florida coun-
ties averaged between a quarter of an inch up to one inch while the
southern areas had lesser amounts. Throughout the State high tem-
peratures were in the mid-70s and 80s, with a few locations record-
ing temperatures in the low 90s. Overall, temperatures were normal
to four degrees above normal.
FIELD CROPS
Heavy rains in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties have
brought fieldwork to a standstill, 'with some flooding reported. The
wheat crop may have suffered some damage from wind and hail. St
Johns potato growers reported that recent rainfalls have lessened
the need for irrigation. Most fields have started to flower. Dade
County growers were planting sweet potatoes, while nurseries
reported good plant movement. Palms were being affected by rust
disease. The Okeechobee County agent reported growers were cut-
ting hay, with yields low, and quality fair. Reports showed soil
moisture levels as adequate to surplus in the Panhandle and very
short to adequate for all other regions of Florida.
Moisture Topsoil I Subsoil
Rating Tris Last LaStI Tr.i Last Lasti
S wOele wee.K ear weeK weak 'Veai
Percent
Very short 30 41 5 33 41 6
Short 46 41 36 38 36 39
Adequate 17 17 58 25 22 55
Surplus 7 1 1 4 1 0
VEGETABLES
Harvesting of winter vegetables started wrapping up while
spring planting continued. Despite recent rain, many fields strug-
gled with dry conditions and were irrigated. The Hernando County
agent reported that blueberries were being harvested. In St Johns
County, broccoli harvest was nearing the end. Cabbage harvest had
good yields and fair quality. The Columbia County agent reported
some melon planting on hold due to dry conditions. Hamilton
County growers planted carrots, -nap beans, and tomatoes. Other
vegetables moving through the market were snap beans, cabbage,
celery, sweet corn, eggplant, endive, escarole, greens, peppers,
radishes, squash, and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Pasture condition was lower due to continued drought and sup-
plemental hay feeding continued in all areas of the State. In the
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week waek week week
Percent
Very poor 15 14 30 30
Poor 25 20 40 35
Fair 35 40 24 30
Good 24 25 5 5
Excellent 1 1 1 0
Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was mostly poor
to fair. Pastures have not performed up to potential due to either too
cool or too dry growing conditions. Summer perennial pasture and
clover have started to grow following the last rain. Hay feeding
picked up again due to drought-stressed forage growing conditions.
Over half of the cattle were being fed supplemental hay due to the
short pasture. The cattle condition was mostly fair to good. In the


central areas, pasture was very poor to good with most in poor con-
dition. Pasture was just starting to come back, but grass was short
due to drought and cool weather. Cattle condition was very poor to
good with most poor to fair. Pasture condition in the southwest was
very poor to good with most in poor to fair condition. Light rain
last week helped green up some pastures but drought was the lim-
iting factor for forage growth. Statewide, cattle condition was very
poor to excellent, spread fairly evenly from very poor to good.
CITRUS
Warm, seasonal temperatures continued across the citrus areas
ranging from the low 50s at night to the high 80s during the day.
Quick moving thunderstorms for two days during the week brought.
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was under a million boxes weekly with the majority of white grape-
fruit being processed with equal amounts of red grapefruit going to
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10B The Herald-Advocate, April 2, 2009


Tennis Boys Bop Avon Park JV 'Cats Crush Red Devils


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee boys tennis split its
matches last week, while the
girls won their only match.
The boys dominated Avon
Park 6-1 last Tuesday and lost
1-6 at DeSoto. The girls won 4-
3 at DeSoto.
This week's only matches are
at Sarasota. Booker today
(Thursday). There is one match
during Spring Break, when
Hardee hosts Lake Placid next
Thursday, April 9.
Hardee will host Class 2A,
District 9 playoffs the week of
April 13. Other teams in the
wide-flung district are Avon
Park, Booker, Braden River,
DeSoto, Lake Placid, Palmetto
and Sebring.
The girls will play districts on
Monday and Tuesday, while the
boys will play on Wednesday
and Thursday. Those who ad-
vance will go to regionals on
April 21-23.
The Wildcats hosted Avon
Park last Tuesday and won all


but one match. At number one
singles. Joe Porter defeated
Nolan Jahna 6-0, 6-0. Dylan
Justice won at number two sin-
gles 6-2. 6-1 over Mitch
Guerndt. At number three. Kyle
Bodeck battled Michael Hill in
a 6-2, 7-5 loss.
Dusty Spears took care of
Kyle Jahna 6-0, 6-0 at number
four singles. Justin Fones han-
dled Robert Brown 6-2, 6-0.
and in an extra singles Domin-
que Allen downed Tanner Lee
6-0, 6-0.
Hardee also swept the dou-
bles competition. Porter/Spears
beat Nolan Jahna/Brown 6-0. 6-
0. Two other doubles went to
pro-set decisions. At number two
doubles, Fones/Justice won 8-2
over Guerndt/Hill and. in an
extra doubles. Bodeck/Allen
won 8-0 over Kyle Jahna/Lee.
Both Hardee squads went to
Arcadia last Thursday. The
Lady Wildcats won two singles
and both doubles. All were pro-
set.
At number one singles. Clara


Durrance went head-to-head
with Mary Price but lost 10-5.
Shelby Durrance won 10-4 over
Katie Golding at number two
singles.
Kayla Woods lost number
three to Kayla Muse 10-8 and
Kate Krause lost at number four
10-4 to Emma Buenrostro.
Summer Palmer won the num-
ber five singles 10-2 over En-
trinity Packett.
Hardee won both doubles by
default. Durrance/Durrance
were winning 6-4 over Gold-
ing/Buenrostro 6-4 when claim-
ing the default win. Woods/-
Krause were set to play Price/-
Muse at number two doubles,
when it was defaulted because a
number one singles player can-
not play at number two doubles.
In the boys' competition, it
was also 10-point pro-set sin-
gles and eight-point pro-set
doubles. llardee won only one'
singles. l ,nces took a 10-6 win
over Kr,,sthian Ramos. In an
extra singles. Allen outlasted
Tino IF'ancisc() 10-8.


Fighting The War


Against Fire Ants


When fire ants invade a yard,
these aggressive insects can in-
flict pain on people and pets
without warning. Similar to a
wasp or hornet sting, the fire
ant's wrath can cause pain. itch-
ing,. swelling, and in some
cases, death.
Every year, more than 10.000
people seek medical attention
for fire ant stings. Close to 50
percent of those stung by fire
ants experience swelling, itch-
ing, redness and pain at the site
of the sting. In extreme cases,
fire ant stings can result in heart
attacks or death due to anaphy-
lactic reactions. Anaphylaxis is
an allergic reaction, and symp-
toms may include hives, swell-
ing of the face, difficulty
breathing, or loss of conscious-
ness.
The best way to prevent fire
ant stings is to eliminate these
dangerous insects. Identify fire
ants by their reddish-brown-to-
black color, their size --.mea-


spring one-eighth to 1one-c- ourlh
inch long -- and their stingers.
These medium-sized ants
build mounds of soft soil. which
blemish the great outdoors -
from backyards and school-
yards to olof courses and parks.
Mounds can be more than 15
inches high. 15 inches in diam-
eter and up to five feet deep. In
addition, tunnels can extend
several yards out from the
mound. Each colony can con-
tain one or more queen ants and
between 100.000 to 500.000
worker ants.
Fire ants become very ag-
gressive when an\ thing disturbs
their mound. When agitated.
they can inflict hundreds of
stings in a matter of seconds.
Although these fierce ants be-
gan wreaking havoc in the
South, they have migrated as far
west as California and as far
north as Maryland.
Homeowners can choose
frpjn'a few dijfe;ni methods to


destroy fire ants and prevent
painful stings. Many fire ant
insecticides are broadcast prod-
ucts. which cover a wide area
and unfortunately kill beneficial
insects in. addition to fire ants.
Local retailers offer several
chemicals, including bait com-
pounds and drenches, which are
often environmentally unfriend-
ly. Check the labels, since most
chemicals may be harmful to
pets and children if ingested.
Some natural alternatives in-
clude using dry ice or lye soap
to kill ants; however, patience is
essential as these techniques
may require several applica-
tions. These measures also may
cause blisters and burns when
they come in contact with the
skin.
Another option is to choose
from a new. eco-friendly gener-
ation of insecticides designed
not to create a toxic build-up in
the environment


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Reversing the loss of the pre-
vious week, the junior varsity
Wildcats scored big in a 12-2
win against the Avon Park
junior Red Devils in the only
game last week.
The game scheduled Friday
against Lake Placid was can-
celed. This week, the junior
Wildcats have only one game,
the opener of a double-header
tomorrow (Friday) at home
against Sebring. The JVs play at
4 p.m. and the varsity game is at
7:30.
Next week, the Hardee JV
has a pair of games. On Wed-
nesday, it is another home dou-
ble-header, with a 4 p.m. game
against Frostproof. The Thurs-
day game is at DeSoto at 7 p.m.
The season ends with a pair
of games, both the front end of
double-headers. Hardee is at
Frostproof on April 15 and at
Sebring on April. 16.
A pair of sophomores set the
tone for the junior Wildcat win
at Avon Park. Justin Bromley
pitched a solid game and
Lincoln Saunders led the attack
with a homer and pair of dou-


With the warmer weather
upon us, individuals who have
been hibernating indoors will
once again be venturing outside
to enjoy Mother Nature. That
also means taking boats and
other water crafts out of dry
dock to return them to the water
for use.
To ensure a safe boating sea-
son, spring preparation and
checking of the vessel are high-
ly recommended. No matter
how carefully a boat is stored
for the winter, there will be rou-
tine maintenance to take care of
before the boat can once again
hit the water.
Here is a handy checklist you
can use as you examine your
boat and ready it for the new
season.
clean the hull, deck and
topsides with a mild detergent


bles.
Justin Knight led off with a
triple and Saunders walked, but
they were left at the corners in
the top of the first. Bromley
gave up a hit and a walk but
struck out the final two batters
to keep Avon Park at bay in the
home half of the first.
Hardee lit up the scoreboard
in the top of the second. Jeremy
Rowe doubled. Dalton Hewett
drew a walk. A Mikey Retana
fielder's choice took out Rowe.
Deonte Evans singled and
Knight walked and stole sec-
ond. Saunders and Bromley hit
back-to-back doubled. Before
the third out, five runners,
Hewett, Retana, Evans, Knight
and Saunders, had crossed
home plate. Hardee had a 5-0
advantage.
Bromley walked one and
struck out three in the home
half of the second inning.
In the third, Hardee added a
run. Rowe was safe on an error
and came around to score on a
Hewett sacrifice. Avon Park
answered with its first run on a
walk, stolen base and single,
making it 6-1.
Hardee bounced back for


apply a good coat of wax
clean and polish any metal
clean and oil any wood sur-
faces
make sure drains and scup-
pers are clear
clean the interior
check and update tools and
spare parts
inspect boat for abrasions,
scratches, gouges and repair
any
inspect swim platform and
ladder
clean and grease winches
check lifelines for integrity
tighten all connections in
your boat such as seats, livewell
hinges, hull supports, floors,
fish finders, electrical switches,
trolling motor mounts and any-
thing else you can find
inspect conditions of eng-
ines, hoses and clamps


another pair of scores in the top
of the fourth frame. With one
away, Dawson Crawford sin-
gled and trotted home ahead of
Saunders, who had homered.
Bromley singled and Thomas
Flores and Rowe both.walked.
Hewett hit into a 5-U, 5-3 dou-
ble play to end the inning, but it
was an 8-1 game. Avon Park
stranded runners at second and
third.
Neither team scored in the
fifth inning. In the top of the
sixth Hardee batted around.
Saunders doubled, Bromley
was safe on an error and
Brandon Holton drew a walk.
The runners held as Rowe
popped up. Hewett walked,
Retana singled and Caleb Reas
hit into a fielder's choice.
Dillon Farr continued the action
with a single before the final
out.
Saunders, Bromley, Holton
and Hewett all scored and Reas
and Farr were left on base, but
Hardee had widened its lead to
12-1.
Avon Park rallied for one run
in the final inning, but it was
too little, too late as Hardee
claimed the 12-2 win.


check and change fuel fil-
ters
check transmission fluid
check battery water level
check for spare fuses
inspect all lights
make sure electronics are.
functioning properly
ensure your registration is
current
inspect sails and ropes (if
applicable)
make sure you have all the.
appropriate safety gear and
equipment to comply with the
boating regulations for the boat
you have
check out your first aid kit
and replenish supplies.

It never occurs to fools that
merit and good fortune are
closely united.
-'Johann Von Goethe


Prepare Boats For


Spring Season


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2009-04

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2009-04 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of
April 2009, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2009-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 3.68 ACRES LOCATED AT 745 OWENS DRIVE, WAUCHULA, DESIG-
NATED AS THE "OWENS PROPERTY", FROM CITY "R-4 MANUFAC-
TURED (MOBILE) HOME PARK" TO. CITY "F-R FARM RESIDENTIAL';
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


Ir C O U G10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2009-05

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2009-05 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of
April 2009, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2009-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 70.81 ACRES LOCATED AT 1850 WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA,
DESIGNATED AS THE "STINE, ET AL PROPERTY", FROM CITY "R-1A
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL' TO CITY "P-1 PROFESSIONAL/NEIGH-
BORHOOD COMMERCIAL'; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVID-
ING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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Monserat Lopez-
Gonzalez
Gabriela Ontiveros
Alexander Rodriguez
Abel Vargas
Omar Hurtado
A'zaria Rivers
Mia Saldivar
Pablo Torres
Evan Webster
Dulce Martinez
Chyenne Molina
Austin Palacios
Faith Thompson
Rodrigo Hernandez

SECOND GRADE
A
Aracely Sanchez
Robert JOhnston
Zackary Durastanti
Caroline Coronado
Martika Garcia
Cassidy Wilson

A/B
Alexandra Castillo
Lorena Perez-Alvarado


Elizabeth Alamia
Noemi Cabrera
Anareli Covorrub
Carlos Fabian-
Rodriguez
Ryan Knight
Yennifer Nunez
Damian Rodrigue
Miracle Thompso
Tiffany Velazque
Olga DeJesus
Elijah Williams
Roman Almaguer
Katie Kujawski
Adilene Maya
Miranda Pearson
Kasie Powell
Aaliyha Sanchez
Jessica Wilkerson
Aaron Cook
Israel Cook
Megan Markel
Elizabeth McBetl

THIRD GRA
A
Nakeisha Lemain
Jenny Lopez
Alexis McBride
Julissa Molina-Li
Hannah Revell
Aissatou Tavarez

A/B
Juan Martinez
Jose Santiago
Veronica Castillo
Enrique Gomez
Anwaun Hines
Zachary Hooks
Casey Juarez
Daultyn McClellI
Stephen McQuia
Dray Miller
Carlos Pyatt
Austin Smith
Dane Stenico
Oscar Trevino
Brianna Waters
Jakevis Brown
Max Castillo

FOURTH GR
A
Yolanda Benitez


lias


Ivan Chavez
Illeana Flores


A/B
Grace Coronado
Mark Hernandez
John Juarez
ez Madison Marple
)n Trevor Paige
z Issaih Palacios
Vanessa Rodriguez
Alex Almeyda-
Ontiveros
David Badillo
Cesar Bravo
Antwaun Donaldson
Carlos Gutierrez
n Leydi Lopez
Anabel Picazo
Vanessa Avila-Reyes
Ashley Ayala
h Carlos Camacho
Viridiana Correa-
WDE Mariano
Marixa Garica
ie Isis Garza
Enrique Iniguez
Edgar Lucatero
ozano Juliana Page
Julisa Rodriguez
Kaitlin Stewart
Juan Ornelas
Juan Molina

FIFTH GRADE
A/B
Briana Juarez
Ulisa Rivera
Rosa Oniteros
en Rosa Leon
S Dalton Forrester
S Victoria Garza
Sophia Moreno
Aracelis Velasco
Erica Castillo
Ashley Forrester
Katlyn Forrester
James Gibson
Alex Lopez
Jose Padilla
ADE Alex Rodriguez
Johnny Saldivar
Anelica Gallegos
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2009-06B

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2009-06B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day
of April 2009, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2009-06B

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 2.55 ACRES LOCATED ON WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA 33873, DESIGNATED AS THE "STINE, ET AL #2 PROPERTY", FROM
.COUNTY "A-1 AGRICULTURAL' TO CITY "P-1 PROFESSIONAL/NEIGH-
BORHOOD COMMERCIAL'; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVID-
ING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the,
basis.of any individual's disability status., This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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


Men's League On The Move


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the second full week,
the 2009 Men's Church Softball
League games show smidgens
of change.
The teams play in two divi-
sions, two games on each of
two fields on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings. After this
week, they will take a break
while school is out and resume
games on April 14.
At the end of two full weeks,
the five teams in Division A
have dual leaders. St. Alfonso's
Chapel is at 3-0 and First Bap-
tist Church Bowling Green No.
I is at 2-0. They were scheduled
to meet on Tuesday evening,
weather permitting. Following
them in the Division A stand-
ings are First Tabernacle of
Zolfo Springs, New Vision
Worship Center and St.
Michael's Catholic Church.
In Division B, the leader, and
only undefeated team, is First
Baptist Church Bowling Green
No. 2. First Christian Church
and Celebration Church are
each at 2-1. Northside Baptist
and Holy Child Catholic round
out the division.
On Field 4 last Tuesday, the
early game featured St. Al-
fonso's in a 28-18 win over
Bowling Greeen #1.
Eddie Strange hit for the cy-
cle to lead St. Alfonso's, start-
ing with a double and following
with a triple, single and in-the-
park homer. J.R. Gough and
Felix Salinas each also home-
red. Quinton Blondell stroked a
triple, double and single.
Joe Adams and Josh each
doubled for Bowling Green.
Kris had three hits and put three
runs on the board. Adams, Matt
and Manuel each chipped in


with twin tallies.
In the Field 4 late game,
Bowling Green #2 defeated
Holy Child 28-8.
W.T. Redding homered and
doubled and Matt T. tripled
three times for Bowling Green.
Leadoff battered Austin Helms
added a homer, triple and pair
of doubles.
For Holy Child, Osles La-
zarre, Jessie Reyes and Pancho
Prieto each doubled and scored.
Ram Briones added a pair of
hits and an RBI.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, Cele-
bration won the 6:45 game 17-5
over Northside.
Yogi Lozano tripled twice
and doubled to cross home plate
three times. Brad Rimes added
a triple, double and single for
three runs. Andrew Hinojosa
and Sam Rivera each doubled
twice.
Reson Holt had the only
long-ball hit for Northside.
Mitch Landress and Mike
Choate were twin-hit batters.
In the Field 3 game at 8:15
New Vision won 31-20 over St.
Michael's.
Corey banged a three-run
homer in the first inning to get
New Vision going. Eric com-
bined a pair of homers, pair of
singles and a walk for five tal-
lies. John Owensby had four
hits and four runs.
Bobby Flores homered for St.
Michael's. Rene Benavidez
and Julian Garcia Jr. each dou-
bled and Julian Garcia Sr.
tripled. Eric Cobb was the only
triple-tally batter.
On Thursday night, First
Christian won the opener 23-1
over Celebration.
James Blum homered twice
and Alan Tubbs raced home on
an in-the-park homer for First


Christian. Keith Weems, Justin
Battles and Billy Hernandez
each doubled and Keith Nadas-
kay stroked a pair of doubles.
Leadoff batter Willie Gilliard
scored the lone run for. Cele-
bration. Rivers, Lee Valadez,
Jose Gomez and Jak'e Villas
were stranded.
In the Field 3 closer North-
side outhit Holy Child for a 19-
8 win.
Reid Benton and Rodger Bru-
tus each homered for Northside.
Benton circled the bases four
times and Brutus, Jerry Albrit-
ton and Choate each put three
runs on the board.
Reyes homered and doubled
and Elias Ramirez also came in
on an in-the-park homer. Eric
Grace doubled and Miguel San-
toyo tripled for Holy Child.
Over on Field 4, Bowling
Green #1 won 28-7 over St.
Michael's in the first game of
the night.
Bowling Green had a pair of
doubles from Justin, and a dou-
ble apiece from Caleb and Ron.
Every player scored at list once
and Bryan and Ron each came
home four times.
Benavidez tripled twice and
Chris doubled for St. Michael's.
Jose Olvera, Benavidez and
pickup player Austin each
crossed home plate twice.
In the Field 4 nightcap, St.
Alfonso's swept past First
Tabernacle 27-12.
Dale Roberts homered and
doubled. Gough and Willie
Dickerson also homered. Marty
Gainous and Salinas each tripl-
ed and Brent Gilliard doubled
twice for St. Alfonso's.
Weston Johnson homered,
and Chris and Shay each tripled
for First Tablernacle. Hagen
and Haceem each doubled.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE

ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE

INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF

WAUCHULA,- F+1RIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2009-06 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of
April 2009, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2009-06

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 2.55 ACRES LOCATED ON
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873, DESIGNATED AS
THE "STINE, ET AL #2 PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which th appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in it? programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for'in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


I-i- ~ - -


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


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


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Proposed Annexation
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I WANT

With this passage you will know,
The fervency that I hold;
To walk and not just talk
The longing in my heart.

Our lives are not our own;
We are not here to serve ourselves,
But for the people who need our help.

I want to sustain safe havens,
For all the orphans in this world.

Young, old, black, brown and white,
Male, female, rich and poor,
All people forevermore.

We are all God's children, alike.
Equally loved, for His glory and
By His might!

May it be so and so it is;
In the name of Jesus the Christ, Amen...

Christina Cuccio
Viefques, Puerto Rico
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Only your original work may be submitted., Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.'


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sort like poetry and painting. .
-William Wordsworth


Letter To The Editor

Make Godly Decisions

About Money And Jobs


Dear Editor:
I would like to know why it
seems that whenever budget
cuts or any major changes
involving money shortage
(funds), it always starts with
taking away from the little
man? What's wrong with that,
picture? It needs a fine tuning.
It seems that every time it
starts by taking away from the
people who need it the most.
And most of the time it's be-
cause of bad choices. People
like to pass the buck on how we
got in the situation to begin
with.
Our economy will continue
to suffer because of some peo-
ple's bad choices. People in
general do not like to be told
when they are wrong, let alone
admit it. I guess that's human
nature. When attacked with
truth they get on the defensive.
Man's nature is to sin. That's
where God steps in, when peo-
ple will let him.
All decisions in life should
begin with God first. Money,
profits should be down the list;
But we as people look to the
money first. Excuse me, a lot of
people look there first. Even
some Christians, Some have the
love of money more than they
do God.
If God were put first in
everyone's life then everything
else would be blessed in their
life. I am not saying they would
have everything they want in
life. I am saying that God will
provide what they need. And
mainly'we need God.
My husband lost his job, laid
off, almost two months ago.
And I know there are a lot of
people without jobs in our
nation as a whole. These are the
many results of bad decisions
and bad choices people have
made somewhere up or down


the line.
God will hold everyone
accountable for their choices in
life. It doesn't matter how little
or how big the choice or deci-
sions we make while we are
here. Were they made with the
conscience of God? Everything
in life is important to God.
Everything.
When it comes to cuts in any
company in life, it always
seems to start at the bottom.
Why not start at the top'? Take
something from everyone.
Everybody take a cut.
Everybody. Everybody feel the
pinch. It hurts. Let everyone
share in the burden of the cut.
Spread it out.
I have never understood why
people are so easy to give or
take from the less fortunate. I
guess that's where the old say-
ing: me, myself, and I, come
into play. We take care of num-
ber one first. I'm #1.
Where is Robin "Hood when
you need him'? I'm just kiddin'.
But, he did have a good idea,
even though he took it to the ex-
treme. Take from the rich give
to the poor. People are way
overpaid in this world. From
football, basketball, every sport
you think of, even some preach-
ers.
They don't have to be poor,
God provides. But . who on
God's green earth needs four
cars or four homes, or five thou-
sand dollar suits'?
Wrong, we all die poor. We
all take with us nothing, the
same as when we were born; we
bring nothing with us.
That is exactly why God says
that the love of money is the
root of all evil. Please, don't
make important decisions with
others' lives, because at least
you can survive, you have
money, and that's all that mat-


ters.
Please, thing of others, as
you would want them to think
of you. We are all in this life
together.
Everyone has to have money
to pay their bills, but, why do
some let their money rule their
hearts? I say all that to say this,
the next time you people who
have higher positions on the
ladder of life, look down, you
may be at the bottom one day
yourself. 'Then will you wish
you had done things a little dif-
ferently? Humm, maybe, may-
be not.
When it comes to large cuts it
always affects the school sys-
tem, police department, fire de-
partment, the hospitals, etc.
It seems all the jobs we need
to keep in our lives, we should
at least find some of these valu-
able. I work in the lunch room.
I help feed some of your chil-
dren. And I am proud to'do that.
Every job is important, done
honestly with pride and care.
When considering major cuts
look at everything and everyone
from top to bottom.
How about starting at the top,
evaluate their pay rate, could
they possibly take a cut? I'm
sure they could just as good as
the next person. It's so easy to


take a pen and scratch off some-
thing on a list. They don't need
this or that.
Look around at what you
have, what could you do with
out? It's easy to take away,
right? Or how about how-seri-
ously people take their,job per-
formance. Are they doing a
good job, or are they just skat-
ing through to get their check?
Money . money. What do
people do with other peoples
money? Spend it unwisely,
most of the time. People's lives
are important, so are their jobs.
Everyone is accountable.
If everyone treated the com-
pany (whatever the job) as if it
were personally theirs there
would be major differences to
be seen, I'm sure. Especially
when it comes to profits, right?
Money talks, people walk.
Let's change our thinking for
the better of man and woman.
Make good choices. A lot of
people's livelihood is at stake.
Think what if it were me in
these people's shores? Mercy
and good Godly decisions.
Then the outcome of choices
will different.
Just one person's opinion,
Sister in Christ Jesus,
Sheila Miller
Wauchula


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE
ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE
CITY OF AUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #09-02-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "A-G Agriculture" to City "Single Family Residential"
on the "Stine, Et Al #2 property'" located on West Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873, consisting of approximately 2.55 acres
A public hearing will be held on the 13th day of April 2009, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2009-06A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon
the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #09-02-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if'
submitted on or before the hearing dates.,
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126
South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
RM., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING. .
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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


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










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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE

ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The. City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula..
Amendment #09-01-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from\ City "Medium Density Residential" to City "Single Family
Residential" on the "Owens property" located 745 Owens Drive,
Wauchula, FL 33873, consisting of approximately 3.68 acres
A public hearing will be held on the 13th day of April 2009, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2009-03 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed, amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #09-01-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
b the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126
South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
RM., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.
s/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
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The Hardee High School Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) observed a
training exercise by the National Guard of a Medivac UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter that
landed next to the *Hardee Recreation Complex on Friday, March 13. LL Col. Tony
Hingle is the HHS ROTC sponsor and an aerospace science instructor. This photo is
,courtesy of Jackie See of Wauchula.
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April 2


Tennis
Weightlifting


Booker
DeSoto


Away
Away


3:30 p.m.
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.
April 9 Track Sebring Ivt. Away 3:00 p.m.
Weightlifting Sebring Away 3:30 p.m.
Tennis Lake Placid HOME 3:30 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto Away 7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto HOME 7:30 p.m.
April 13 HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
April 13-17 Tennis Districts HOME TBA
April 14 Track Districts Northport TBA
Varsity Softball Fort Meade HOME 6:00 p.m.
April 15 JV Baseball Frostproof HOME; 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof HOME 7:30 p.m.
April 16 HJHS Volleyball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.


JV Baseball
Varsity Baseball


Sebring
Sebring


Away.
Away


4:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


Letter To The Editor

U.S. 17 Four-Laning

Should Be Done Now


First graders at Zolfo Springs Elementary School have been making special cards to
cheer veterans at Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital. For February, the chil-
dren made Valentine's Day cards. Pictured here with the wee people from the class-
rooms of LiUnda Barrington, Carrie Ann Jenkins, Helen Neal, Melanie Smith and Sharon
tisseryis papmo-fes-sipal Debbie Gover, who heads up the project .Those spreading
the cheer include (front row, from left) Micheal Sholtz, Lizbet Ramos, Sang Vang,
Jesus Jurado and Cha Vue; (back row) Debbie Gover, Christian Turner, Stephanie
Deleon, Donnell Patton, Hailey Carter and Taleia Moreno.


Dear Editor:
Open letter to the Hardee
County Commissioners...
This week's article in the
Wauchula Herald-Advocate
(March 26, 2009) quotes media
relations specialist Lauren Hat-
chell of the Department of
Transportation as stating the lo-
cal project of Highway 17 con-
struction is "not shovel ready."
This is a total misconception
and I say this because in July,
2006, the Federal Highway Ad-
ministration approved the con-
struction of the highway.
Due to the agenda of certain
private parties who would like
the highway built on the old


railroad bed, this whole project
has been delayed once again.
This is not the fault of the
residents of Brookside Bluff
Condominium Association .al-
though they do not want the
highway 10 feet from their
doors.
It is the fault of those who
wish to profit by being connect-
ed to the highway.
This said, let us band togeth-
er and go with the ; approval
made by the Federal Admini-
stration and get this road built.

Sincerely,
Flo Harris
Zolfo Springs


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
5112 Hwy. 17 N.
(Fuego's Sports Cafe)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Service .................. 11:00 a.m.

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ..................* 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............ 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............1....1:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ................. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .... ..........7:00 p.m
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCHl
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .........:........I 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.
MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................l11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
The Meeting Tuesday..........6:00 p.m.


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

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

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School .........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs.................... 7:30 p.m.

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...:...........6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ 1 00 a m.
SEuening \Worsips .........6.00 pm.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids'
..............................................6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.in.
Efiglishg Service ................ 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ...... 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.......... ......7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.........7:00 p.m.

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

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Group.v
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1........1:00 a.m.'
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .... ............... 10:00 a.m.'
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men v Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..... ............10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................11:00 a.m.

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.
Viernes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio..............10:30 a.m.

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ...... ........... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............... 6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .... .........e6:00 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.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
S .............................................. 10:00 a.m .
Wednesday Family Night Supper
...............................................5:00 p.m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
................................................ 5:45 p.m .
Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting.................... 6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ..............6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh..................6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
...............................................6:30 p.m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
.............................................. 6:45 p.m .
Catalyst Youth Worship wkCatalys't
Praise Band...... ....:..:....6:451 p.m -
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast....................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ..............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade......................... 6:15 p.m .
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade................... 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .... ............ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267-
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a~m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service...................... 7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA
IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ............................ 6:00 p.m.
M iercoles............................. 7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service.................. 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

LIGHT OF THE 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 .................. 1:00 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
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave..
767-0023
Morn. Worship ................(...(lst & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
'Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday .S.chool .......... .....9:45 a:m.
Morning \r-;hip ........ 1:00 a.m.,:
Evening /Worship ........ f.-....,6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .........7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....... ............ 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ................ 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ............ ....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship :.................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ..................................9:00 a.m .
Holy Days .....................................
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ........... ....11:00 a.m.
(Creole).......... .........1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927


Sabbath School ................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA


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

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

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

WAUCIIULA 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.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........:...11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ................................ 10:00 a.m .
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Moming Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship .............................1... 1:00 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 & F.T.H ............7:00 p.m.


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ZOLFO SPRINGS


PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street ,
Sunday Worship .............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............71....7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..... ...........7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..... ....7:36 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 .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ..................... 0:30 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. ................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11 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.......................... 0:00 a.m.
D octrina........................;........11:30 a.m .

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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 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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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet
CHAPEL nouncements were by Bob
The harp, played by Zaneth Bellis arid welcoming prayer
:Casteel, wvelcomed 167 as they by Bob Opperman. Organist
were grfeted by Curtis and Jean Sandy Fesser and pianist Willie
Chaffin and Dick and Mary Yoder played while Wayne
Johnson. Welcoming an- Shick led the praise songs and



The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills

AROUND THE PARK two tables of players and what
It has been a very busy week an intense time; however,
this week, with family visiting Audrey Semler took all the pen-
and friends packing to head nies at one table and Pat Stacy
north. Brr. at the other. The smiles were no
We saw Alice and Forrest more.
with their daughter Diane and
granddaughter Saundra, her HORSESHOES
friend Mark and grandchildren Everyday from 10 a.m. to
Kelsey and Mathew. They had noon the ringers are still ringing
fun just enjoying their family as the horseshoe players are out
and the sights of Florida. there come rain or shine. In the
Arlene and Frank Huiett afternoon from 4 until 5 p.m.
were blessed to have their you can still hear those diehards
daughter Margret Harrisman playing and having a joyous
and granddaughter Elizebeth time.
from Berby, Ohio in for a week.
Winnie DeWitt, left for SHUFFLEBOARD
Wisconsin on Wednesday, What a time was had at the
while Ray and Ruby Ramey shuffleboard court with four
and Bob Brae left for Kentucky, teams. Why, there was so much
and Arlene and Frank Huiett noise, that one resident came to
left for Ohio on Thursday. We investigate, as he thought there
trust they all have a safe trip was a brawl a brewing. Now,
home. everybody knows the competi-
Our ice cream social will be tion between Ray Moore and
April 6. All April birthdays and Grover Wethington. Now we
anniversaries will be celebrat- know that both are very aggres-
ed. sive players, each vying for the
championship. However, the
BINGO champion team this week was
Thursday's bingo had 23 in Grover Wethington and Glenn
attendance. The 50/50 went to Barrett, the runner-up team was
Mike Akelian, jackpot to Dave Mills and Connie
DolQras Malekovic and Mike Swanson. Now, Ray Moore was
Akelian, while the merchant not going to take the back seat.
certificates went to Emma Ray challenged Grover, till Ray
West, Mike Akelian, Doloras finally wore Grover down. We
Malekovic, Judy Drummond will not say how many games
and Ralph Pavey. were played, but I know we all
Tuesday's bingo, Audrey were tired.
Semler won the 50/50, the jack-
pot went to Connie Akelian, BOWLING
and merchant certificates were It has been fun meeting new
awarded to Barbra Stolder, friends and bowling with old
Janelle Reid, Pauline, Mike friends. We have so much fun,
Akelian, and Audrey Semler. especially when the hugs begin
with each strike. Karen Roberts
POKENO was the highest women bowler
As luck would have it once in and Melvin Roberts was the
a while, everyone goes home highest for the men. I will sure-
with smiles on their faces. That ly miss thefu, as-this .as our-
is what.-happened on Monday. .- ime. -.
The,'ailes vere-so bright they 'th lhia.-.ek out of the
shone all o'er the park. Then way, I'll leave this note: God
came Wednesday, there were bless one and all.




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hymns. The choir sang "He
Touched Me," directed by
Ardeth Johns.
The chapel meal was well
attended at 149, with chicken ,
and ham as the main entrees,
. furnished by the chapel 'and
headed up by Jeanne Ricard.
COFFEE
There were 195 to say the
pledge led by Carlene Balavitch
and prayer by Janet. Each day
we are watching our snowbirds
leave for the season.
Many coupons were given
away, and 50/50 was won by
Grace Moore. The door-to-door
50/50 was drawn at coffee hour
due to the snowbirds flying
away so quickly. In the first
drawing, the pink ticket was
won by Beverly Skelding. Ted
Parolari won the second draw-
ing with the blue ticket. Con-
gratulations to all those lucky
winners.
ACTIVITIES
Bowling scores: For the men,
high game and high series,
Dave Thompson with 222 and
554; and for the,women, Mar-
ilyn Achard high game and high
series of 175 and 499. Congrat-
ulations!
SPOTLIGHT
Don and Zaneth Casteel as of
August of this year have been
married for 60 years. They have
five children and 14 grandchil-
dren.
Coming from Clearfield, Pa.,
Don retired as a chiropractor,


we have said "bye! see you
next fall" to many of our resi-
, dents this last week. This will
be the last article of the season,
since this author is heading
home to Georgia. I have very
much enjoyed writing this arti-
cle and reporting the news and.
antics of the residents.
WEEKLY WINNERS
Friday night bingo, with
Norm Edwards calling, had
these winners: special bingo,
first-line bingo, a tie between
Bob Fallows and Bob .Bissett;
-.completed diAgram.- Glenna
'Tuttle, final bingo, first-line
bingo, Marcia Zander; around
the free spot, Fred Glosser; and
coverall, Nancy Mustaine.
Sunday penny bingo had
Jerry Mustaine calling and
Nancy Mustaine winning the
jackpot. Sounds like a family
affair, doesn't it!
At the Monday morning cof-
fee, the 50/50 winners were
Marilyn Holibaugh, Irene Biss-
ett, Dave Chapin and Janet
Spears. Next Monday there will
be coffee and doughnuts but no
meeting.
Monday bingo, with Bob
Bischoff calling, had these win-
ners: special bingo, first-line
bingo, Anita Fihgler; completed
diagram was won by me; final
bingos, Nona Hoskins; first-line'
bingo and around the free spot,
Beverly Salisbury; and cover-
all, Jean Mosconi.
For Tuesday euchre, a cor-
rection is needed to report the
floating-dollar winner on Feb.
24 was Bill Padgett.
This Tuesday's winners
were: first place, Don Jones;
second, Truman Bissett; third,
Fred Glosser; and fourth


with three sons and four grand-
children following in his foot-
steps. Zaneth is a registered
nurse and worked with Don in
his office. Don's interest is
hunting and he also is the proud
owner of the 100-year memori-
al Schwinn bicycle.
Zaneth's talents include
playing the harp, the organ and
the piano, singing in our very
own Song Birds, and she is a
very talented artist. She became
interested in the harp while
hearing it at a wedding, and she
said, "Dear Lord, I want to play
the harp and help me find a
way."
She found a harpist to teach
her, with a 50-mile drive to take
these lessons by renting a harp
for two years. She is now the
proud owner of two harps, one
is smaller and can be brought
with her to Florida, the other
one is six-feet tall.
We are so blessed to have
that heavenly music shared with
us in our park and to have both
of them as residents for the past
18 years.
GOODBYE
A note from Edna and
myself: We have had a great
winter season and will miss
everyone for the summer. Take
care, everyone, and we will be
back with Pioneer Creek RV
News in November.
I'll be leaving on a short
vacation on a cruise, with this
being our last column for the
season.
Happy spring and Easter!


was me. The floating dollar was
won by Margaret Klunder, and
that great booby prize was won
by Jerry Snowden, again.
EVENTS
Upcoming events will be the
regular day-to-day activities as
long as we have residents to
participate. I am sure those who
shuffle will continue as usual,
and all the card games during
the day will continue as usual as
well.
GOODBYE
We wish everyone a safe 'trip
home and a happy and prosper-
ous summer. See most of you in
the fall!


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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.

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April 2,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C


85TH BIRTHDAY!
The Brookside Bluff jam ses-
sion sang "Happy Birthday" to
Earl White on March 20. He
celebrated his 85th birthday.
His wife, Minnie Pearl, sur-
prised him by bringing birthday


EASTER
Here at Orange Blossom we
are planning Easter dinner. I am
sure all other parks are doing
the same. My only problem
with this is the fact that by it
being Easter, that means it is
spring.
I do realize that winter was
really cool here this year. It is
also over, and everyone is head-
ing North for the summer. Just
where did this season go? I just
can't believe that it is time for
our residents to return to their
homes in the North. It seems
like now we are losing residents
every day.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
We had a benefit spaghetti
dinner here in the park last
Saturday. Corrine Albertson
prepared and served the meal,
also her helpers. The dinner was
well attended.
The profits,libm this.-\vill go
into he bialfor the associa-


cakes for the group. She made
chocolate, carrot and vanilla
cakes and served them with
ice cream.
Many of their friends from
Lake Placid and their church
joined the group to celebrate.


iuuntEsr rnoui
Rebecca Baron, Joyce Davidson and committee mem-
bers In the kitchen while cooking for the chili supper.


tion. In the fall when everyone
returns, the association will
decide what to do with the
money.

BREAKFAST
Harland Albertson was very
-lucky on Saturday morning as
he won both halves of the 50/50
drawing. Wednesday was the
last coffee and doughnuts for
the season. We will have bis-
cuits and gravy on Saturday
morning, and it will also be the
last of the season.
It seems like just yesterday
that we started everything. It
seems like everyone I talk to
has the days numbered to "leav-
ing" day.

GAMES
Bingo was played Thursday
evening. Doris Aleshire won
the mid-coverall. Barb Claricy
% on the final coverall.
On Monday evening, Lil


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HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Proclamations of Child Abuse Prevention, Water Conser-
vation and National Library weeks.
annual audit report, 8:45 a.m.
submission of COPS grant and use of trust fund monies for
a drug detection K-9, Sheriff Arnold Lanier, 9:35 a.m. and library
assistance $100,000 grant-Janet Gilliard, 9:50 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


EARTH DAY
Highlands Hammock State Park will celebrate Earth Day on
Saturday, April 18.
The day begins with a 7:30 a.m. Time Prediction 5K Trail Run.
This unique time- prediction event means that the closest predictor
of his time, either running or walking, has a chance to win the tro-
phy! A minimum entry donation of $10 is requested to help fund
park improvement projects via the Friends of Highlands Ham-
mock.
From 9 to noon, you can join park staff in an exotic plant
removal activity. All ages are welcome to come help restore natur-
al habitats in the park. Bring a shovel, gloves, hat, sunblock, drink-
ing water and perhaps a bag lunch. Come work for just an hour or
spend the morning with us.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., you can bring a favorite old T-shirt,
kerchief or pair of jeans and, let your artistic side go wild with our
Earth Day art activity. Try a variety of paints and presses while you
redecorate and recycle something old into something new.
Then at 7, Groovus will perform for "Music in the Park."
Originally formed by Chuck White in 2003, Groovus is primarily
a jazz-based band, but plays many different styles of music. You'll
"'hear 1960s, '70s and '80s favorites like Elvis, Kool & the Gang,
Huey Lewis & the News, the Monkees and more.
Current members include band leader Chuck White, lead gui-
tarist Tony Suazo, keyboardist Gary Johnson, bass player Darrell
Layfield and drummer Don Talbert. Together as Groovus, they
have over a century of performance history.
Groovus will perform outdoors in the picnic area here at the
park. Bring'your lawn chairs, flashlights and picnic baskets. The
Hammock Inn will be open and serving snacks and desserts.
Concert admission is $5 per person and accompanied kids age
12 and under are admitted free. All concert proceeds benefit park
improvement projects through the Friends of Highlands Hammock.
Visit their tent to learn more about this unique Citizen's Support
Organization.


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


Rowland and Marge Dean split
the mid-coverall. Deana Pas-
water and Muriel Gurney split
the final coverall. Lee Jarvis
won the special game jackpot.
Thursday evening will be our
final game of bingo.
Euchre was played on
Saturday evening after the din-
ner. Winners were: first, Kitty
Kelsey; second, Richard Mil-
bert; and third, Karol Wells.
Bruce Kammer had four lone
hands. Willie Milbert took
home the snowman.
Wednesday evening's games
were played with first, Jack
Brief; second, Betty Brief; and
third, Roger Hambel. Bob
Luckhurst had four lone hands.
Millie Welbaum took home the
snowman.
Cribbage was played on
Tuesday, with the winners
being first, Bob Dean; second,
Marge Dean; 'and third, Al
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OPRY SHOW
Friday evening there was a
party for all cast members of
the show. All the cast ate finger
food and then watched a CD of
the show. The cast watched and
laughed just like the audience
did. Now we know why they
laughed so hard.
We all agreed that it really
was a better show than last year.
Charlotte Wilson ask if we were
all willing to do it again next
year. We all said yes. So, all can
plan on seeing another show
next season.


They all enjoyed the music.
Minnie Pearl said that there
was a strange coincidence for
the number 85, Earl's age.
First of all, eight people cele-
brated Earl's birthday. at the
restaurant. Secondly, she made
five cakes. Earl did not know
that she had arranged fdr the
cakes on Friday. evening, and
asked for pineapple cake, which
is his favorite. She made two of
. them and then made three for
the party for a total of five.

CHILI SUPPER
A chili supper was held on
March 25 in the clubhouse.
Cornbread was served along
with the chili, as well as a table
of fixings including cheese,
onions and hot sauce. A fantas-
tic selection of desserts includ-
ed pecan bars, sweet rolls and
many varieties of cakes and
cookies.
The chairpersons of the com-
mittee for the chili dinner were
Rebecca Baron and Joyce
Davidson. Committee members
were Martha Marshall, Ginger
Vore, Pat Posey, Jeanne Brem-
mer, Charlotte Marringer, Jean
Kiergaard, Linda Hutson, Betty
Lutz, Dodi Williams and Jane
Martin.


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Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in April. Harold and Betty
Johnson celebrated 68 years of
marriage on March 27.
Bud Gorski is home from the
hospital and feeling better every
day. I believe I heard the Crys-
tal Lake Boys & Girl having a
jam session at Bud's the other
night. Bud and Betty enjoy
everyone coming for jam ses-
sions, and I hope Bud was able
to join in on the guitar. When
Bud gets the doctor's OK, he
will fly home. We wish Bud and
Betty all the best.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on March 25 were
Don and Jeri Plumley, Diane
and Stew Blair and Bill and
Diane Burget. Charlie McKni-
ght led the U.S. Pledge, Cal and
Betty Gadsby led the Canadian
Pledge and Lee Roy Behymer
led the prayer.
The 50/50 winners were
Donna and Bill Prillmeyer,
George and Irene Miller, Beth
and Bill Collins, Lot 341, and
Jeri and Don Plumley.

END OF SEASON
It was a busy day on Satur-
day, March 21. It started with a
party at 1 p.m., where 127 resi-
dents and visitors had a potluck
lunch hosted by Paul and Lois
Conley. The Crystal Lake Boys
& Girl provided music in the
afternoon. I regret that I was


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Vengan a inscribir su hijo para Head Start!


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unable to be there.
Most were back at the rec
hall at 8 p.m. for the last dance
of the season, with music by
Doin-it Rite.
I appreciate those groups
who volunteered to set up tables
for the dances and those who
took money at the door for the
Saturday 'night dances this sea-
son. This year was a great suc-
cess.
We hope to see everyone
back this fall for the first dance
of the 2009-10 season, with
music by Chrissey.

RED HATTERS
The Red Hatters will have
their last outing for this season
on Friday. Any lady from our
park is welcome to come and
join them now or in the fall.

SQUARE DANCING
Square-dance workshops will
start Nov. 11, and square-
dance lessons will start Jan. 6,
2010.
Joy Teagle will be the caller.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

CHURCH NEWS
by Diane Burget
"Questions That Will Never
Be Asked in Heaven" was
Pastor Bob Winne's message on
March 22. Our choir, under the
direction of Nancy Morrison,
sang "I Wouldn't Take Nothin'
for My Journey," featuring
Rosalie Folnsbee as soloist.


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With Carole on the piano and
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6C The Herald-Advocate, April 2, 2009


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000455

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
ANGELA ELLISON HENDRY;
____, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANGELA ELLISON HENDRY;
EDWARD C. VINSON; __
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
EDWARD C. VINSON; and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown par-
ties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
6ther claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties
intended to account for the per-
son or persons in possession
Defendants /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
on December 22, 2008, and the
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered on March 27,2009, in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of
HARDEE County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in HARDEE
County, Florida, described as:

LOT 43: BEGIN AT THE NW
CORNER OF THE E 1/2 OF
NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE SOUTH 88
24' 18" EAST, ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 5, A DISTANCE
OF 300.04 FEET TO P.O.B.;
THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG THE SAME LINE
626.0 FEET, THENCE
SOUTH 13 03' 20" WEST
641.53 FEET TO A POINT
ON A CURVE CONCAVE
TO THE SOUTH WITH A
RADIUS OF 60 FEET AND A
RADIAL BEARING OF
NORTH 380 03' 25" EAST;
THENCE WESTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE 74.17 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
70 49' 23"; THENCE
NORTH 32 45L 58" WEST
AND RADIAL TO SAID
CURVE 760.11 FEET TO
RO.B.

LOT 44: BEGIN AT THE NW
CORNER OF THE E 1/2 OF
NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE SOUTH 88*
24' 18" EAST ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 5 A DISTANCE
OF 926.04 FEET TO P.O.B.;
THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG THE SAME LINE
594.05 FEET, THENCE
SOUTH 46 41' 34" WEST
990.15 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH-
WEST WITH A RADIUS OF
60 FEET, AND A RADIAL
BEARING OF SOUTH 66*
56' 35" EAST; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CURVE
78.54 FEET THROUGH AN
ANGLE OF 75 00';
THENCE NORTH 13 03' 20"
EAST 641.53 FEET TO
P.O.B.

TOGETHER WITH AND
INCLUDING A PERPETUAL
NON-EXCLUSIVE EASE-
MENT OVER AND ACROSS
THE DESCRIPTION OF
EASEMENT HEREINAFTER
DESCRIBED.

ALSO TOGETHER WITH
' THAT CERTAIN 1992 MER-
RITT DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME HAVING
VIN NUMBER FLHML-
CP2008390B, TITLE NUM-
BER 0063320669 AND VIN
NUMBER FLHML-
CP20088390A, TITLE
NUMBER0063320670.

TOGETHER WITH AND
INCLUDING A PERPETUAL
NON-EXCLUSIVE EASE-
MENT OVER AND AC-
ROSS THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED ROADWAY
FOR INGRESS AND EG-
RESS PURPOSES:

BEGIN AT THE SW COR-
NER OF SECTION 5,
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST, HARDER
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88
49' 34" EAST ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 5, 660 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 0 38' 31"
EAST AND PARALLEL TO


THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 5, 499.03 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88
54' 16" EAST 1216.89 FEET
TO P.O.B.; THENCE
NORTH 50" 16' 23" EAST
171.47 FEET TO THE
POINT OF CURVATURE OF
A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE SOUTHEAST AND
WITH A RADIUS OF 260
FEET; THENCE NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE
43.49 FEET THROUGH AN
ANGLE OF 90 35' TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE
NORTH 59* 51' 23" EAST
197.17 FEET TO THE
POINT OF CURVATURE OF
A CURVE CONCAVE TO


THE NORTHWEST WITH A
RADIUS OF 200 FEET;
THENCE NORTHEASTER-
LY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE 67.49 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
19* 20' 09" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE NORTH
40* 31' 14" EAST 192.43
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE
SOUTHEAST WITH A
RADIUS OF 260 FEET;
THENCE NORTHEASTER-
LY ALONG ARC OF SAID
CURVE 44.26 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
90 45' 09" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE NORTH
500 16' 23" EAST 125.11
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE
NORTHWEST WITH A
RADIUS OF 200 FEET;
THENCE NORTHERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE 171.37 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
49 05'38" TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE
SOUTH 88 49' 15" EAST
60.0 FEET TO THE WEST
LINE OF THE EAST 5 FEET
OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID
SECTION 5; THENCE
SOUTH 1 10' 45" WEST
ALONG SAID WEST LINE
118.75 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 50 16' 23" WEST
243.85 FEET TO THE
POINT OF CURVATURE OF
A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE SOUTHEAST WITH A
RADIUS OF 200 FEET;
THENCE SOUTHWESTER-
LY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE 34.04 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
9 45' 09" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH
40 31' 14" WEST 192.43
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE
NORTHWEST WITH A
RADIUS OF 260 FEET;
THENCE SOUTHWESTER-
LY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE 87.74 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
19* 20' 09" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH
59 51' 23" WEST 197.17
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE
SOUTHEAST WITH A
RADIUS OF 200 FEET;
THENCE SOUTHWESTER-
LY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE 33.45 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
9 35' TO THE POINT OF
TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH
50 16' 23" WEST 106.70
FEET TOEI4, POINT OF
.CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE EAST
WITH A RADIUS OF 25
FEET; THENCE SOUTHER-
LY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE 32.56 FEET;
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
74 36' 46" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH
24 20' 23" EAST 245.30
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE WEST
WITH A RADIUS OF 245.15
FEET; THENCE SOUTHER-
LY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE 201.01 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
46 58' 46" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH
22 38' 23" WEST 1096.85
FEET INTO SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST TO THE
POINT OF CURVATURE OF
A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE EAST WITH A RADIUS
OF 200 FEET; THENCE
SOUTHERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE
63.06 FEET THROUGH AN
ANGLE OF 18 04' TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE
SOUTH 4 34' 23" WEST
128.55 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.
66; THENCE NORTH 80
18'17" WEST ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY LINE 60.24
FEET; THENCE NORTH 4
34' 23" EAST 123.17 FEET
TO THE POINT OF CURVA-
TURE OF A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THE EAST WITH
A RADIUS OF 260 FEET;
THENCE NORTHERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE 81.98 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
18 04' TO THE POINT OF
TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE NORTH
22 38' 23" EAST 120.25
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE WEST
WITH A RADIUS OF 25
FEET; THENCE NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG ARC
OF SAID CURVE 25.85


FEET THROUGH AN
ANGLE OF 590 14' 01" TO
THE POINT OF TAN-
GENCY OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE NORTH 36 35'
38" WEST 347.08 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 33" 09'
37" WEST 173.69 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVA-
TURE OF A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THE NORTH-
EAST WITH A RADIUS OF
260 FEET; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CURVE
61.24 FEET THROUGH AN
ANGLE OF 130 29' 45" TO
THE POINT OF TAN-
GENCY OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE NORTH 19" 39'
52" WEST 23.67 FEET TO A
POINT ON A CURVE CON-


CAVE TO THE SOUTH
WITH A RADIUS OF 60
FEET AND A RADIAL
BEARING OF SOUTH 10
20' 08" WEST; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY
AROUND TO THE SOUTH-
WESTERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE
314.16 FEET THROUGH
AN ANGLE OF 300;
THENCE SOUTH 19 39'
52" EAST 23.67 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVA-
TURE OF A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THE NORTH-
EAST WITH A RADIUS OF
200 FEET; THENCE
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CURVE
47.11 FEET THROUGH AN
ANGLE OF 130 29' 45" TO
THE POINT OF TAN-
GENCY OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE SOUTH 33 09'
37" EAST 171.89 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 36* 35'
38" EAST 279.79 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVA-
TURE OF A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THE NORTH
WITH A RADIUS OF 25
FEET; THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY AND NORTH-
EASTERLY ALONG ARC
OF SAID CURVE 52.69
FEET THROUGH AN ANG-
LE OF 120 45' 59" TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE
NORTH 22 38' 23" EAST
848.57 FEET TO THE
POINT OF CURVATURE OF
A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE WEST WITH A RAD-
IUS OF 185.15 FEET;
THENCE NORTHERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE 151.81 FEET
THROUGH AN ANGLE OF
46 58' 46" TO THE POINT
OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE NORTH
24 20' 23" WEST 310.06
FEET TO THE P.O.B.

a/k/a 3903 PEACEFUL
LANE, ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FL 33890
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the North
Steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, HARDEE County,
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., on
April 22, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest
In the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated at Wauchula, Florida, this
27 day of March, 2009.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, 'persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Personnel
Department of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Phone (863) 773-2161, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceedings. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service.
4:2-9c

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: Connie Coker
Deputv Clerk


ie
Herald-Advoc
11111-ilee Couni.11's 11mirelown C(,

PRINTERS - PUBLIS
115 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 3387
Telephone (863) 773-"


By MARIA PANIAGUA
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Efren Albor was born in El Toronjo,
Michoacan, on May 21 of 1922. Mr.
Albor lived only with five brothers and
three sisters. His life as a kid was hard
for him and for his brother. They all had
to work to
earn money "
for them IIt
and for the
family.
They lived in a small house made of
grass. As you know by now, they were
poor people. Mr. Albor never imagined
how the future was going to be because
he never thought that it was going to be
this way.
The economy in the past was worse
than now. He said that sometimes they
didn't have food to eat because they
didn't have money to buy it. The didn't
even have normal clothes to wear.
Sometimes they went two or three days
with the same clothes because they did-
n't have more than two or three
changes. This is how he lived in the
past and how bad the economy was in
the past.
When he was a kid, he didn't go to
school because the only school was a
paying school. So his dad went to the
U.S.A. to see if he could give them a
better life, but especially to the children,
because he wanted his sons to attend
school.
So Mr. Albor went to school until he
was 18. As you know, it was hard for
him because he was old to be in first


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

CASE NO: 252009CA000148
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, a
municipal corporation of the
State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
.
THE FLORIDA COMMERCIAL
COMPANY, a body politic and
corporate of the State of Florida,
by its last known surviving Board
of Directors, living or deceased,
and all unknown individuals or
entities claiming an interest by,
through, or under The Florida
Commercial Company, a body
politic and corporate or otherwise
asserting a claim adverse to the
Plaintiff herein,

Defendants. /


PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF ACTION

TO; THE FLORIDA COMMERCIAL
COMPANY

And all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against

THE FLORIDA COMMERCIAL
COMPANY

and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or interest
in the property herein described
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN/
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN

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, RA., 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

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


In accordance with the Americans
3.26 4.2c Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact court
-ate Administration at telephone num-
HIHag ber 1-863-773-4174, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
'HES S ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
73] Relay Service.
I'R.4lt


grade, and it worse because he didn't
know how to read or how to wite.o
The question that I liked was what
did he miss from thie past? He told me
that he missed the traditions and the
pace, because in the past it was more
comfortable than now. The people
weren't scared to be walking outside at
night or they weren't scared to let chil-
dren go to school on their own, or that
they would eat or drink a drug or some-
thing.
Well, changing the topic I asked him
what was his favorite holiday, and he
told me Christmas because that was the
only day of the year that his whole fam-
ily was together. He told me that he
liked Christmas too because his best
friend, Pedro, always went to be with
him even if it was only for one or two
days.
As the time passed with Mr. Albor, I
was more interested to ask him about
his marriage with Mrs. Albor and about
how life has been living with her and
with his sons. So my first question was
when was his favorite year? He told me
that when his first son, Salvador, was
born. Then he told me that his family
was the best thing that God had given to
him.
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.


The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the
second day, you're off it.
-Jackie Gleason


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.
3:26. 4:2c


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,
t.
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARL KELLEY, SR., et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 16, 2009
and entered in Case No. 25-2008-
CA-000691 of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HARDEE County, Florida
wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
is the Plaintiff and CARL KELLEY,
SR.,: MARYANNE KELLEY; TEN-
ANT #1 N/K/A MARK SMITH, and
TENANT #2 N/K/A STEPHANIE
MURPHY are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
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
Judgment:

THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
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-
DA, SUBJECT TO A NON-
EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS, EGRESS,
UTILITIES AND ANY LAW-
FUL PURPOSE OVER AND
ACROSS THE WEST 30
FEET THEREOF.

A/K/A 348 MOFFITT ROAD,
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890

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

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on March 17,
2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordanr e with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities nee -ing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding sh.Juld contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
3:26, 4:2c


'FAMILY Is THE BEST



GIFT FROM GOD'


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April 2, 2009, ine tlerald-Ativocate I L,


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

COUNTY
March 29, Emmanuel Adan Deloera, 20, of 250 Maxwell Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI
and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
March 29, a theft on River Road was reported.

March 28, Gaspar Solsio, 38, of 4233 Middle Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with trespass on
property other than a structure.
March 28, Edgar Geovani Sis-Luis, 22, of 506 Godwin St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
two counts of battery.
March 28, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 East, criminal mischief
at Lake Branch Road and thefts on Hancock Road and on Penny
Drive were reported.

March 27, Bernardino Vasquez, 28, of 904 Harvey St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
March 27, thefts on SR 62 and Sabal Palm Drive were report-
ed.

March 26, Kip Lamorris Hall, 41, of 855 NW 75th St., Miami,
was arrested on two counts of non-support.
March 26, Jean Carlos Morales, 22, of 19090 SW 197th Ave.,
Homestead, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
March 26, Angel Dias Hernandez, 34, of 305 Keeton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.

March 25, Linda Sue Stover, 56, of 524 Hancock Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession
of cocaine, resisting an officer without violence and tamper-
ing/destroying evidence.
March 25, Gabriel Romero, 23, of 8831 Ten Mile Grade,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
and charged with selling drugs within 1,000 feet of public housing
and possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
March 25, criminal mischief on Steve Roberts Special, Boyd
Cowart Road and Carlton Street, and a theft on Crooked Creek
Lane were reported.

March 24, Dan Lumley, 19, of 3867 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with lar-
ceny.
March 24, Manuel DeJesus Soto, 61, of 708 Seminole St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation
of probation.
March 24, Deborah Louise Carlson, 48, of 700 E. Townsend
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on three counts vio-
lation of probation.
March,24, Carlos Benitez-Jimenez, 24, of 310 W. Townsend
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a charge of
failure to appear in court.


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
302009Q00081 gold ring W/g'tms


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


March 24, Calvin Lavon McLeod, 41, of 670 Peterson St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with resisting/-
obstructing an officer without violence.
March 24, a theft on Rich Road was reported.

March 23, Clifton Yeatman, 42, of 313 Edwin Drive, Ruskin,
was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of violation of
probation.
March 23, thefts on Harris Road, John. Holt Road and Dish-
ong Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 29, Fernando Dominquez Coronel, 29, of 702 Alabama
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with
DUJ and no valid license.
March 29, Michael Clinton Lobatos, 19, of Hyde Street, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with tres-
passing on a structure or conveyance.
Marth 29, a residential burglary on Florida Avenue was re-
ported.

March 27, Monalisa Lara Gomez, 39, of 426 Lee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte on an out-of-county
warrant.
March 27, a fight on Park Drive was reported.

March 26, criminal mischief on Carlton Street and a theft on
East Main Street were reported.

March 23, criminal mischief on North Florida Avenue was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 28, Alfredo Remijio, 35, General Delivery, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on a charge of viola-
tion of a municipal ordinance open container law.

March 26, a theft on West Main Street was reported.


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4/2/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:17 am
Sets: 7:46 pm
LOD: 12:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:51 pm
Sets: 2:17 am
Moon Phase
51% Waxing
Major Times
6:08 am-8:08 amn
6:34 pm-8:34 pm
Minor Times
12:25 aim-1:25 am
12:51 pm-l:51 pmin
Prediction
Average
4/3/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:16 am
Sets: 7:46 pmin
LOD: 12:30:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:58 pm
Sets: 3:09 am
Moon Phase
62% Waxing
Major Times
7:0"' r,.n .,Ti
7:32 pir i) s pn,
Minor Times


1:24 am-2:24 am
1:50 pm-2:50 pm
Prediction
Average
4/4/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:14 am
Sets: 7:47 pmin
LOD: 12:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:04 pm
Sets: 3:54 am
Moon Phase
73% Waxing
Major Times
8:03 am-10:03 am
8:29 pm-10:29 pm
Minor Times
2:20 am-3:20 am
2:46 pm-3:46 pmin
Prediction
Average
4/5/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:13 am
Sets: 7:47 pm
LOD: 12:34:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:08 pm

Moon Phase


82% Waxing
Major Times
8:54 am-10:54 am
9:20 pm-ll1:20 pm
Minor Times
3:11 am-4:11 am
3:37 pm-4:37 pm
Prediction
Good
4/6/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 7:48 pm
LOD: 12:36:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:10'pm
Sets: 5:09 am
Moon Phase
90% Waxing
Major Times
9:43 am-11:43 am
10:09 pm-12:09 am
Minor Times
4:00 am-5:00 am
4:26 pm-5:26 pm
Prediction
Good
4/7/2009
Sun Data. ,-.,
Rises- 7-11 am
Sei 45 lpm


LOD: 12:37:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:10 pm
Sets: 5:43 am
Moon Phase
96% Waxing
Major Times
10:30 am-12:30 pm
10:56 pm-12:56 am
Minor Times
4:47 am-5:47 amn
5:13 pm-6:13 pin
Prediction
Best
4/8/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:10 am
Sets: 7:49 pm
LOD: 12:39:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:10 pm
Sets: 6:15 am
Moon Phase
99% Waxing
Major Times
11:42 pm-l:42 am
12:07 pm-2:07 pm
Minor Times
6:24 am-7:24 am
6:49 pm-7:49 pm
Prediction ,.
Better


NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING AMENDMENTS TO

THE COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN OF THE TOWN OF

ZOLFO SPRINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TOWN COMMISSION, WILL HOLD
A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009 AT
6:00 PM TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

1. ADOPTION PUBLIC HEARING: TEN YEAR WATER
SUPPLY FACILITIES WORK PROGRAM AND PLAN
UPDATE. THE TOWN PROPOSES TO ADOPT AN
AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, IDEN-
TIFIED BY ORDINANCE TITLE AS FOLLOWS:

ORDINANCE 2008-08: AN ORDINANCE OF
THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE ZOLFO SPRINGS COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, REVISING THE INFRA-
STRUCTURE, CONSERVATION, INTERGOV-
ERNMENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPI-
TAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS, BASED
ON THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS TEN
YEAR WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES WORK
PROGRAM; SAID AMENDMENT BEING
KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT CPA-2008-1-
WSP"; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF
THIS ORDINANCE TO THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN THE ZOLFO
SPRINGS COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 3210 US HIGH-
WAY 17 SOUTH ON THE DATE AND TIME NOTED
ABOVE. ANY INTERESTED PERSONS) WHO FEEL
THEY ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES ARE
ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARINGS
AND BE HEARD. ANY PERSONS) WISHING TO VIEW
RELEVANT INFORMATION IN ADVANCE OF THE PUB-
LIC HEARING MAY VIEW SAID DOCUMENTS AT ZOLFO
SPRINGS CITY HALL, 3210 US HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH,
DURING NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION, MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY.

ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS MADE
AT THIS HEARING WILL NEED A RECORD OF PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE THEY MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDING IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS MADE.


Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk


George Neel
Mayor


4:2c


Letter To The Editor

Dogs Running Loose Are

A Danger For Children


Dear Editor:
Dogs running loose are a
danger to little kids.
This information is for each
person who has dogs that live
on Sally Street in Wauchula.
Make sure your dogs are
caged in or tied up. We are hav-
ing a big problem with your
dogs while walking little chil-
dren to the bus stop.
Each morning it is dark for
the little ones. So keep up with


your dogs. Your dogs can cause
children or a child to get hit by
a car or truck or any Ipoving
vehicle or can get dog bit."
So you all got to do some-
thing very soon. I am not going
to put up with your dogs this
year.
Thanks to our dogcatcher.:
You are doing a good job catch-
ing dogs and cats. Thank you.
Adeline Hudson,
Wauchula.


For the week ended March 26, 2009:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,630, com-"
pared to 6,313 last week, and 5,157 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 2.00 high-
er, feeder steers and heifers were 1.00 to 4.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 113.00-140.00;
300-400 lbs., 99.00-130.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-119.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 87.00-117.50;
300-400 lbs., 82.00-100.00; and
400-500 lbs., 82.00- 94.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 42.00-
47.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-
63.00.

A flower arrangement should usually be about one and a
half times the height or width of the container.



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 fast Line of the West Half of
the East Half ofiSection 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 22nd day of April, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 27th day of February, 2009.

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








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r* COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
"*; court: -
, Roy Bernard Barnett Jr., 58,
,'#of Wauchula, and Alma Story
*Colson, 57, Wauchula.
Justin Reed Goss, 26, Wau-
chula, and Sqra Marie Kershner,
t"21, Wauchula.
n, Anthony Robinson, 42, of
'Bowling Green, and Cherlyn
l Jackson, 36, of Avon Park.
. Charles Edward Lane, 56, of
J Wauchula, and Brigitte Brandl
Morris, 67, Wauchula.
The following small claims
c eases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
, John C. Barnett vs. Randy
K Harville, judgment for tenant
, eviction.
Gregory Spears vs. Aramark
.`Food Services Corp., dis-
," missed.
| Bertha Almaguer vs. Domi-
tila Guerrero and Jose Tapia,
Judgment of tenant eviction.
Discover Bank vs. Martha S.
,Weems, stipulated agreement
approved, case dismissed.

The following misde-
,meanr cases were disposed
,of recently in county court:
1 Joshua James Alderman, vio-
1lation of Florida litter law, adju-
: dication withheld, probation 12
Sionths, $325 fine and court
osts, $50 cost of prosecution
(COP), 100 hours community
service.
:- Roger Ricardo Alfaro, petit
W theft and giving a false ID to a
,,law enforcement officer, 30
i days in jail with credit for time
served (CTS), $325 fine and
IIcourt costs, $100 public defend-
fer fees and $50 COP placed on
lien, $6.41 restitution.
Jose Carlos-Isidro, domestic
battery, 31 days CTS, $677 fine
l-and court costs, $100 public
l defender fees, $50 COP, $100
|-investigative costs.
Benito Sone Esquivel,
obtaining property by worthless
: check, not prosecuted.
I. Alberto Guzman Suarez, bat-
l^tery and shoplifting, 16 days
ICTS, $677 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees and
g$50 COP placed on lien,
reeased to immigration.
evn Lee Burks, domestic
battery, transferred to pretrial
diversionn program with 26--
w~eek domestic violence class.
Steven Dwayne Schontag,
imestic battery, transferred to
version program.
Cynthia Carol Howell, viola-
..ion of probation (original
fharges disorderly conduct and
,assault), resume probation with
same conditions.
|T Abram McCumber Jr., viola-.
tion of probation (original
,harge possession of drug para-
pharnelia), probation revoked,
"23 days CTS, $100 public
Defender fees and $50 COP
ddded to outstanding fines and
feess and placed on lien.
The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
S recently in county court. Dis-
Ipositions are based on Florida
1Statues, driving record and
facts concerning the case.
SDaniel Felix Mendoza, dri-
ving while license suspended
g(DWLS) aand possession ofsus-
pended license, adjudication
^ withheld, produced valid
licenses, $195 court costs. $50


COP.
Jose Luis Cruz-Rodriguez,
leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage and no
valid license with property
damage, 17 days CTS, $340
fine and court costs and $50
COP placed on lien.
Dunn Maldonado, DWLS
habitual offender and violation
of probation (original charge
DWLS),-probation revoked,
100 days CTS, $340 fine and
court costs, $200 public defend-
er fees and $50 COP added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien; possession of
suspended license, time served.
Eliazar Flores-Catarino,
DUI, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months,
tag impound 10 days, ignition
interlock six months, DUI
school, evaluation/treatment, no
alcohol or bars, random
screens, $1,438 fine and court
costs, $100 public .defender
fees, $50 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Venancio Merino, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Christy Lucella Pace,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Alicia Ann Perez, DWLS and
two non-driving infractions,
adjudication withheld, $340
court costs, $50 COP.
Jeffrey Robert Selph, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.
Gail Colleen Stull, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Jesus Alamia Rodriguez, dri-
ving an uninsured vehicle, $340
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP.
Tim Criswell, DUI and two
non-driving infractions, not
prosecuted.
Joel DeSantiago, DUI, pro-
bation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, tag
impound 10 days, ignition,
interlock two years, multiple-
offender DUI school, no alco-
hol or bars, random screens.
warrantless search and seizure,
$2,488 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
t : he following cAivil actions
were filed recently in theL
office of the circuit court:
Bank of America NA vs.
Cindy Ocasio, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
I Town of Zolfo Springs vs.
The Florida Commercial Co.,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Rudy Casso Jr. and the state
Department of Revenue vs.
Edward Francis Paige, petition
for child support.
Bryan Scott Spivey and DOR
vs. Susan Ladina Spivey, peti-
tion for child support.
Aurora Loan Services LLC
vs. Chad M. Kujawski, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
The Huntington National
Bank vs. Paul D. Sutton,
Brenda Sutton et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Jennifer S. Kitchens o/b/o
minor children vs. Kyle Kitch-
ens, petition for injunction for
protection.
Timothy Daniel Cowart and
Jennifer Nicole Cowart,
divorce. -
Erin Garza vs. Rvan Christo-


IGreen Tea Has Beneficial

Uses In The Home


Nutritionists have long toured
the health benefits of green tea.
It's power-packed with antioxi-
dants, making it a disease fight-
er and generally healthy brew to
enjoy.
But the benefits of green tea
do not need to end at tea time.
Green tea leaves can be recy-
cled for many other purposes
around the home and garden.
The "green" in green tea can
,take on a new connotation when
tis environmentally friendly
product is used in new ways.
The sane antioxidant ingre--
cdients in green tea are also
known for their odor-absorbing
'abilities. Tea is loaded with cat-
echins the antioxidant sub-
,stances. The catechins have
antibacteriall properties that
|make tea leaves great for fight-
ing odor. Usually the tea leaves
need to be dried before use as a
deodorizer. To do so, simply put
the wet tea leaves into a strainer
and spread opt. Press the leaves
to remove as much moisture as
possible. Then allow to air dry,
turning the leaves over several
f times in the process.
Pet Beds/Litter Boxes:
. Sprinkle dried tea leaves onto a


pet bed, blanket or pillow. The
leaves will help dissipate any
foul pet odors. The same tech-
nique can be applied with litter
boxes. The tea leaves help
remove odor and can repel fleas
from dogs and cats.
Carpeting. Skip the chemi-
cal carpet deodorizer and use
dried tea leaves instead.
Sprinkle over the carpet, let sit
10 to 15 minutes and then vacu-
um.
Refrigerator/Kitchen: Put
used wet tea leaves or bags in a
bowl in the refrigerator to help
absorb odors from strong-
smelling foods. Wet tea leaves
can also be used to rid hands of
the smell of garlic or onions
after preparation.
Garden: Sprinkle the tea
leaves into the garden as a form
'of mulch and nutrition to plants.
, Cleaning: In some Eastern
cultures, a solution of tea is
used to disinfect and cleanse
things like yoga and sleeping
mats. Use tea for deodorizing
and cleaning where applicable.
Just note that wet tea leaves can
stain, so test in an inconspicu-
ous area before using on a large
area.


pher Garza, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Nakkia V. White vs. Damisha
Carlton, petition for injunction
for protection.
Gwendolyn Kilpatrick and
Louis Kilpatrick, divorce.
Ryan Garza o/b/o mihor
child vs. Kyle Rinderle, petition
for injunction for protection.
Ryan Garza vs. Erin Garza,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
George Neal and Judith Neal
vs.-Wal-Mart Stores Inc., dam-
ages-negligence.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank vs.
Venerando Gourrie, petition for
injunction for protection.
Peggy Sue McClelland and
Daniel George McClelland,
divorce.
Jamie Thompson vs. Latika
Williams, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Freda Kersey vs. Arlie Ker-
sey Sr, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Karissa Lashawn Rivers and
DOR vs. Darius L. Pitts, child
support order.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Adela 0. Chancey et
al (two cases), voluntary dis-
missal.
Amy Cherie Evans and DO.
vs. James P. Entwhistle, child
support order.
Deborah Morris vs. James H.
Morris Jr., amended injunction
for protection.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Laurie L. Linder, default
judgment.
Dale Edward Turner and
Shirley Ann Turner, divorce.
First National BankofWau-
chula vs. John D. Mayer Jr.,
default judgment.
Dianna Garza and DOR vs.
Leroy Salazar, modification of
child support.
Gary R. Gossett Jr. and Sheli
C. Gossett, divorce.
Kimberly M. Nord vs. Eston


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John Kersey, amended injunc-
tion for protection.
Joe Skitka vs. Jobie Skitka,
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Adam Acuna, sale of
methamphetamine 33.3 months
Florida State Prison CTS, $520
fine and court costs, $350,pub-
lic defender fees and $100 COP
placed on lien; possession of
drug paraphernalia, 364 days
jail CTS and concurrent. ,
Samuel Dean Alamia, viola-
tion of community control -
house arrest-'(Original charges
possession of methampheta-
mine,, obstruction of a search
warrant and possession of dhug
paraphernalia), probation re-
voked, 15 months Florida State
Prison, $150 public defender
fees and $100 COP added to


outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.
John William Amditis, grand
theft, felony fleeing to elude an
officer and no valid license, one
year community control -
transferred to Indian River
.County, license suspended one
year, $520 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $100
COP.
Catherine L. Brant, four
counts larceny and four counts
uttering forged bills, not prose-
cuted.
Amado Garacia Jr., resisting
arrest without violence, felony
fleeing to elude an officer and
felohy DWLS, 60 days CTS,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $100
COP.
Edward Garza, possession of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Edward Charles Kilgore Jr.,
violation of probation (original
charge burglary of structure),
violation affidavit withdrawn,
probation terminated, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Benito Valdiviez Jr., felony
SDWLS, transferred to county
criminal traffic court.
Fidencio Alexander Salazar,
possession of methampheta-
minF and two counts sale of


methamphetamine within 1,0(1S
feet of a school, daycare center,
church or convenience store, 48
months Florida State Prison,
three years minimum/maxi-
mum, CTs, $1,560 fines and
court costs, $1,050 public
defender fees, $300 COP, two
counts possession of mptham-
phetamine within 1,000 feet of
specified area and possession of
di"g paraphernalia, not prose-.
cuted.

The foHllowing real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
John M. Reigle to Richard
and Mary A. Dewrick, $27,000.
3-B Housing LLC to Manuel
and Sonya Garcia, $35,000.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation to Rafik Abdelhalim,
$39,000.
Nightstar Mortgage LLC to
Gerald M. Revell, $49,875.
Clyde Simino as trustee to
Wayne A. and Caryn N. Simino,
$80,000.
Alan Talmadge and Teresa
Jean Hall to James Peter and
Donna Marie Granwehr,
$124,630.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Joseph A. and
Tamara K. Haray, $74,937.
Elizabeth A. Kinzer to
Debbie J.Rickett, $40,000.


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