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109th Year, No. 19
3 Sections, 26 Pages
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Thursday, April 16, 2009


Public Comment To Drive U.S. 17 Hearing


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A public hearing on four-lan-
ing U.S. 17 will be held May 5.
This hearing will concern
only the northern portion of the
10.8-mile section of U.S. 17
from Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto CounTiy-line.


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Cancer


'Relay'


Begins
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Hundreds of survivors, sup-
porters and spectators will pour
into Wildcat Stadium this
Saturday and Sunday for the
llth annual American Cancer
Society "Relay for Life" cele-
bration.
This year's Relay for- Life
theme is "Wide World of
Sports: Winning the War
against Cancer!" Over 27 teams
from the community will repre-
sent that war as they compete in
various contests throughout the
night.
It is the biggest fund raiser of
the year for the local unit of the
American Cancer Society.
Money raised will be used to
assist Hardee County victims of
the disease.
The festivities will begin
Saturday at 11 a.m. with sur-
vivor registration and hors
d'oeuvres, followed by an
opening ceremony at 12:15
p.m. Then, the Air Force Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
from Hardee Senior High
School will perform the presen-
tation of colors as Lauren
Moore serenades the crowds
with the national anthem.
The invocation and blessing
of the food with be by Pastor
Ken Smith of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula. There will
be hamburgers, shortcake, fried
cabbage, chili cheese fries,
roasted corn, fried Twinkies,
boiled peanuts, kettle corn, root
beer floats and many other deli-
cious items to choose from.
At 12:30, guests will be treat-
ed to a special performance by
Universal Recording Artists
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Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter..................3C
Hardee Living...............2B
Obituaries................ 4A
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Come Be Heard On May 5


The meeting, at the Hardee
County Agri-Civic Center, at
the intersection of Stenstrom
and Altman roads in Wauchula,

RIBBETING RAIN


begins with an open house from
6 to 7 p.m. when a formal pre-
sentation of proposed changes
will be made.


The Federal Highway Ad-
ministration-approved concept,
proposed improvements, right-
of-way acquisition and reloca-


tion process information and
aerial photographs will be
available..
The proposed changes are in


CLIRTESY PHOTO
An advancing cold front brought much-needed rains to Hardee County on Tuesday, with the promise pf more on
Wednesday. Still, the county remains in the throes of a severe drought. The Southwest Florida Water Management
District has had various watering restrictions in place for months, but is now cautioning area residents apout exces-
sive water usage within their homes. Conservation practices are everyone's responsibility. The little fetlow shown
here, however, surely has little on his mind but the great weather that seems made just for him. His image was cap-
tured at Paynes Creek Historic Siate Park by Citizen Support Organization member Bob Battles.

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Alive!
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Get ready for Friday night!
Tomorrow will mark the first
in a series of ongoing monthly
events dubbed "Friday Night
Live."
Residents of Hardee County
can enjoy life on Main Street in
Wauchula by visiting local
shops and restaurants and tak-
ing in live entertainment and
planned activities.
"This is a great opportunity to
get people to come downtown
and really come together as a
community," said Jessica New-
man, director of Main Street
Wauchula Inc.
The event will kickoff at 5
p.m. and last until 9, when the
six-member band Slick Willy
will entertain the crowd at
Heritage Park, on the corner of
Main Street and Seventh
Avenue.
The band is based out of the
Venice/Englewood area and
formed in 1998. Some of the
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the segment from Sweetwater
Road to Third Avenue in Zolfo
Springs. According to a press
release from the Florida De-
partment of Transportation
(FDOT), the changes are to
reduce the initial cost of the
project.
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In Talks
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With a judicial determination
looming, lawyers for the
Hardee County School Board
and a fired administrator are
deep into settlement negotia-
tions this week.
An administrative law judge,
for the state Division of Ad-
ministrative Hearings heard the
case of Dick Daggett versus the
School Board in a two-day ses-
sion last month. At its conclu-
sion, Judge Daniel W. Kilbride,
of Tallahassee, promised a writ-
ten ruling in six weeks.
He asked each side to present
its recommended order to him
within two weeks of the filing
of the hearing's transcript. That
transcript was filed on March
23, making the lawyers' propos-
als due to the judge by April 7.
But in a joint motion tc the
judge, both sides asked for
more time.
"Petitioner 'and respondent
are currently involved in settle-
ment discussions," the motion
states. "Therefore," it continues,
"the parties seek a seven-day
enlargement of time or until
April 14, 2009, to file their pro-
posed recommended orders ..
while they attempt to resolve
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Bowling Green Elementary School students returned from Spring Break on Monday to the excitement surrounding
the beginnings of a brand-new building on their campus. Contractor A.D. Morgan of Tampa broke ground just last
week on what will be a $4 million 16-classroom addition to the school. Its design is hurricane-enhanced, meaning
the structure can be utilized as a hurricane shelter. The new two-story building is expected to be completed in
January. In the meantime, the construction site is fenced off for the protection of curious youngsters.


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By Jim


Traffic deaths went down last year in America, reported Ken
Thomas of The Associated Press quoting a preliminary report from
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The death toll in 2008 was 37,313, way over the current pop-
ulation of Hardee County. The nation's traffic death toll in 2007
was 41,059. The reasons include Americans drove less in 2008 due
to high gasoline prices that reached $4 a gallon, greater use of seat
belts, tighter. enforcement of drunk-driving laws, and advocacy
groups who encourage safe driving habits.
The 2008 toll was the lowest since 1961 when 36,285 died in
traffic crashes, reported the Lakeland Ledger last week.
Traffic deaths could be further reduced by lowering the speed-
limits and not allowing 16-year-olds to have a driver's license.
Auto manufacturers could also reduce the speed and power of
engines. Cars do not need to be able to reach speeds of over 80
miles an hour.

The U.S. Navy did a good job Sunday in rescuing anAzmerican ,
freight ship captain who had-been taket-hostagobypirates'ff the -
coast of Somalia. Three of the four pirates were killed by gunfire.
Those rogue pirates from Somalia need to learn they cannot
continue to capture ships and demand a ransom. This was an early
test for our new president Barack Obama.

America's first family has selected a six-month-old Portuguese
water dog as the White House pet. The dog's name is Bo.
Our family had a big bloodhound named Bo for about 13
years. He died last year, and our new dog is a spoiled min-pin
named Prancer.

A wild Easter bunny came to our yard in Bowling Green sev-
eral times last week and ate some cabbage while ignoring some
carrots.

Robertson Farms will have their annual Music At The Melon
Barn on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at 6604 Johnston Road three
miles south of SR 66 east of Zolfo Springs.
There will be free admission and a free supper. Music will
include country, gospel and patriotic songs. A highlight will be vet-
eran cowboys around a campfire, reported Wilbur Robertson.
"Would you like to spend a little time visiting with your
friends and neighbors? Would you like to enjoy some music and
songs performed by your friends? What about a.time that was much
more relaxed, a time more simple? Would you like to spend a little
time paying tribute to a group of men who represent a rich heritage
that is slowly slipping away from us the almost hidden and some-
times overlooked Florida Cracker Cowmen? If so, join us at Music
At The Melon Barn April 24 at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs.
Ladies, a dessert would be appreciated if possible," said Robertson,

The AARP Bulletin reports our nation's economic stimulus for
2009 includes, "If you are buying a home this year, either for the
first time or if you have not owned a home in the last three years,
you will get a tax credit of up to $8,000 to help with the down pay-
ment." That is good news to prospective home buyers.,
The American Association of Retired Persons has a member-
ship of over 40 million. You are eligible for membership at age 50
and you can still be working.

Haidee County's vegetable king Jimmy Parker recently had
successful heart surgery at Lakeland Regional. It;:consist of two,
bypasses and two heart valve repairs. This spring Parker is grow-
ing his 101st cucumber crop along with :melons, peppers, etc..
Hardee County's "saint" Duck Smith underwent successful heart
surgery on Tuesday at the Venice hospital. He received four
bypasses.

Clarence Lefever of Frostproof recently wrote a letter to the
editor of the Lakeland Ledger that said speed is the major con-
tributing cause of traffic deaths in America, not lack of seat belt
use,
"If we as a nation would enact and strictly enforce a 50 mph
speed limit, traffic deaths would drop like a falling stock market. A
reasonable speed limit would also save a lot of gasoline.
Four teens recently died in a car crash near Seminole. Speed
was a factor. Seat belts were not in use. The driver was 16.

Could a future agricultural crop in Hardee and the upper two-
thirds of Florida be peaches? There are new varieties that require
less cold weather. Almost everybody enjoys eating good fresh
peaches and a warm peach cobbler.

The Obama administration should be congratulated for easing
U.S. restraints on Cuba. The White House is allowing Americans
to make unlimited transfers of money and visits to relatives in
Cuba. President Obama will also allow Americans to provide cell
phone, TV and radio service to their relatives in Cuba.
There are 1.5 million Americans with relatives in Cuba, report-
ed Jennifer Loven of the Associated Press -in the Ledger April 14.


"A slight shift in the align-
ment is proposed which will
involve new right-of-way im-
pacts along U.S. 17 south of
Zolfo Springs.' The proposed
four-lane divided roadway will
connect to the existing four-
lane undivided U.S. 17 roadway
in Zolfo Springs at Seventh
Avenue," explains the release.
The four-lane divided road-
way on a new alignment along
the railroad/Oak Street corridor
through Zolfo Springs that was
approved a part of the original
project development and envi-
ronment study remains the pre-
ferred improvement that will be
constructed when funding is
available in the future, says the
release.
Although planning for com-
pletion of four-laning of U.S.
17 through Hardee County has
been discussed and rehashed for
years, the original study was
held on March 30, 2006 and
was approved by federal review
on July 11, 2006.
In an effort to speed up the
process, suggestions were made
to use the old CSX railroad bed,
which the state owns, as the


Prime, E and Menace. After the
performers wrap up, a survivor
reception will begin at 1 p.m.
The remainder of the day will
be filled with fun and exciting
activities for you and your fam-
ily, including a silent auction at
2 p.m., three-legged race at 3
p.m., a performance by Tip
Toes dancers at 3:40 p.m., and a
dessert social for survivors and
caregivers.
Auction items up for grabs
include such goodies as a color
TV, Bucs tickets, a week at'the
beach, a Garmin GPS, a peridot
ring, footballs autographed by
pro stars, $500 toward fencing
material, a gas grill, a Las Vegas
timeshare, a rifle and much,
much more.
Relay participants are encour-
aged to attend the luminaria
ceremony at 8:30 p.m., to be led
in prayer by Justin Worden,
.youth minister of New Hope
Baptist Church, as -those who
have suffered from cancer are
remembered. The luminaria'
bags can be purchased by a gen-
eral donation at the Luminaria
Tent until 7:30 p.m. Saturday
night.
Don't forget your cowboy
boots! At 10 p.m. there will be a
country line dance competition,
followed by the popular lip
sync competition.


kinds of music the crowd can
expect to hear include country,
oldies, blues, pop and rock 'n'
roll,
Theme for this month is.
"Spring Fling," and there will
be games like a limbo contest,
hula hoop competition, and a T-
shirt toss. Winners of each
event will receive a Friday
Night Live T-shirt.
The shirts will also be on sale
at various Main Street mer-
chants for $12.
There is also a chance for
anyone to win the grand prize


CRIME BLOTTER
An entry in this section
last week listed an incor-
rect address for a person
arrested. Jay William Grim-
sley, 24, of 308 Riverside
Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested on charges of
aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and felony
domestic battery.
The Herald-Advocate re-
grets any misunderstand-
ings caused by the typing
error which gave the
wrong address.

At The Herald-Advocate,
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.


north-bound pair. A February
public hearing considered the
alternative and was sent for fed-
eral review, which has been
obtained.
In a recent conversation with
FDOT media staff, it was
advised that U.S. 17 four-laning
would not be eligible for feder-
al stimulus monies because it
would not be shovel-ready
within 90 days.
Since then, county and
municipal officials have urged
state and federal officials to get
this done. The theme has
become, "It's Our Turn."
Draft re-evalutation docu-
ments, project plans and infor-
mation can be seen on week-
days at the FDOT office 801
N. Broadway, Bartow; the
Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 South, Zolfo Springs;
or the Hardee County Public
Library, 315 N. SiXth Ave. (U.S.
17 South), Wauchula.
Comments can be presented
orally or in writing at the public
hearing May 5 or sent to Tony
Sherrard, FDOT District One,
P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida
33831.


Right at midnight, before the
youngsters get too sleepy, a vol-
leyball tournament and relay
rally will take place to wake up
those droopy eyes. Then, the
standup comedy performances
begin at 1 a.m.
Also at midnight, participants
, will be treated to a breakfast of
eggs, sausage and bacon.
One of the most intense and
emotional moments of the night
will take place at 2 a.m., during
quiet time. During that time,
survivors and supporters will be
given the opportunity to reflect
on the loved ones who died and
the ones who are still here,
fighting for a cure.
A sunrise service will begin at
5 a.m. Sunday, with. Blake
Albritton of First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green.
Following that will be a closing
ceremony and clean-up.
Important rules to remember
are no alcohol ors,,snoking is
allowed, no outside food or
drinks, no bicycles, skateboards
or roller skates on the track, no
pets and no misconduct.
If you are interested in
becoming a volunteer for the
American Cancer Society, con-.
tact Denise Benavides at (866)
739-5288, extension 5802. For
more information, call (800)
ACS-2345 or go to www.relay-
forlife.org/Hardeefl.


raffle drawing of a two-night
stay at the Cypress Bed &
Breakfast in Sarasota. Raffle
tickets will be sold for $1, but at
J&R Grocery, Cat's On Main,
Jolie's and Magnolia Tree that
same $1 will buy two tickets.
Other local businesses partic-
ipating will be Royal's, Jelly-
beans, Celtic Crossing, Giovan-
ni's, Java Caf6 and Mom & Me.
The merchants have combined
to offer special deals to commu-
nity members.
According to Newman, each
Friday night event will have
something free for children to
enjoy. This month, the Lion's
'Club and Lionettes will offer
face painting for the kiddies.
Community members also
have the opportunity to take a
shot at several local govern-
ment officials in the dunk tank.
Participants include Sheriff
Arnold Lanier; county commis-
sioners Dale Johnson, Minor
Bryant and Bobby Smith; Wau-
chula commissioners Kenny
Lambert and David Royal;
Economic Development Coucil
Director Bill Lambert; and
Wauchula Police Chief Bill
Beattie.
Newman said that Wauchula
Main Street Inc. will be selling
bottled water .but there will be
no other vendors. Restaurants
will be open, she advised.
"It is a great opportunity to
hang out downtown, take
advantage of special deals and
have a great time," she said.
For the event, Main Street
will be closed to traffic between
Seventh and Eighth avenues.
Newman concluded by say-
ing that the event is looking for
volunteers, and anyone interest-
ed can contact her at 767-0330
or e-mail jnewman@city-
ofwauchula.com.
Next month's Friday Night
Live theme will be "Cruising on
Main," with a car show.


their dispute informally."
Kilbride on March 25 granted
that extension, and a bit more,
to Friday of this week.
Meanwhile, both sides are
reaching that settlement.
If they do not, however, their
proposed orders will be submit-
ted to the judge, and he will
incorporate the "winning" side's
recommendation into his writ-
ten ruling in the case.
Daggett, a 30-year district
employee, lost his position as
director of transportation on
June 26, 2008, when the Hardee


Nutritic

Q: Can chewing gum help
you lose weight?
A: While it may help some
people, don't count on it as a
major weight loss strategy.
Studies suggest that chewing
gum can burn about 11 calories
an hour. So, theoretically, if you
chewed gum 11 hours a day,
you might lose an extra pound a
month. The bigger benefit,
however, comes when chewing
gum serves as a replacement for
overeating.
Gum may help those who
tend to eat out of boredom or
anxiety. It can also stand in for
dessert, providing a pleasant,
'sweet taste after a meal. But
remember if you chew a lot of
sugar-containihg gum, the calo-
ries can quickly add up at 7 to
10 calories per stick. In addi-
tion, the constant sugar bath is
not good for your teeth.
Sugarless gum is a far better
choice.
If you find that chewing gum
helps in your efforts to establish
healthy eating habits, great. But
don't fall for unsubstantiated
advertising claims that special
"weight--management gum"
with added ingredients can lead
to superior weigh loss results.


Q: Does diet have any
effect on psoriasis?
A: Psoriasis (sore-eye-ah-
sis) is a skin disease that fea-
tures itchy patches of thick, red-
dened, scaly skin. Susceptibility
, to 'psoriasis is inherited, but se\ -
eral factors can influence its
development, including stress
and infection. These factors can


County School Board failed to
accept the superintendent's rec-
ommendation for renewal of
Daggett's annual contract..
Daggett appealed that school
Board action to *the state
Division of Administrative
Hearings. That appeal was held
on March 3 and 4 in the County
Commission Chambers at the
Courthouse Annex in Wau-
chula.
He also filed a civil-rights
lawsuit in federal court in
Tampa. That action is set for
trial in October.


)n Notes


also affect when symptoms
come and go. Diet may also
help decrease symptoms.
Because psoriasis is linked to
inflammation, eating a diet rich
in foods that combat inflamma-
tion is helpful. Including plenty
of vegetables, fruits, whole
grains and beans, which supply
a wide range of antioxidant
vitamins and phytochemicals,
may be beneficial. Adding
sources of omega-3 fat in. the
diet can also help suppress
inflammation. Choose fish high
in omega-3 fat (such as salmon,
trout and albacore tuna) at least
twice a week and enjoy plant ,
sources of omega-3s as well,
like walnuts, flaxseed and
canola oil.
Avoiding certain foods may
also help. Some people who
suffer from psoriasis are intol-
erant to gluten, a protein found
in wheat, rye and barley. 't'
Symptoms may improve in
these people if they follow a
gluten-free diet. Others may .
find help from vitamin D,
which promotes immune func-
tion and regulation of cell ,.
growth. Vitamin D is some- '
times an ingredient in skin -_
creams that are used as a part of r"'
treatment, and some scientists
suggest that getting adequate
vitamin D may help even pre-
vent psoriasis. Finally, some
forms of psoriasis that are' com-
mon among overweight men
and women have shown
improwemeni when these peo-
pie cut calorie consumption to
achieve a 5 to 10 percent weight
loss.


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Website Helps


Citrus Growers


The state Department of
Citsus (FDOC) has opened a
website for growers.
Growers now have direct
access to license applications,
revenue forms, best manage-
ment practices, industry links
and more without having to
search through a consumer-ori-
ented Web site.
By going to www.FDOCGro-
wer.com, growers can find
nearly everything they need to
know about the citrus industry.
There's timely information
about economic and market re-
search, scientific updates, mar-
keting activities and Florida
Citrus Commission meetings in
an easy-to-navigate format.
"Our goal is to expand our
communication with growers,
who fund all the programs, so
we can provide complete trans-
parency in all FDOC activi-
ties," said Ken Keck, executive
director.
"Through focus group re-
search, we identified informa-
tion gaps, then created a valu-


able resource to deliver request-
ed resources to our constitu-
tents," he added.
FDOC is the government
agency responsible for market-
ing, research and regulation of
the Florida citrus industry. Its
activities are funded by a tax
paid by growers on each box of
citrus moving through commer-
cial channels.
The citrus industry employs
more than 76,000 people, pro-
vides a $9.3 billion annual im-
pact to the state, and contributes
hundreds of millions of dollars
in tax revenues that help sup-
port Florida's schools, roads
and health care services.
For more information about
www.FDOCGrower.com, con-
tact Jake Raburn, marketing
coordinator at 863-499-2500 or
jraburn @citrus.state.fl.us.
For more information about
the Florida Department of Cit-
rus, visit www.floridajuice.com
or call Karen Bennet Mathis at
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Q: How do shrimp and
other shellfish rate as sources
of omega-3 fat?
A: Lobster is usually quite
low in omega-3 fat, the type of
fat identified as protective
against heart disease, dementia,
inflammation and potentially
.cancer. Shrimp, scallops and
clams are moderate sources of
the essential fat, providing
about a third of what you get
from oily fish like salmon,
which is categorized as an
excellent source. Oysters on the
other hand, go toe-to-toe with
salmon; a three-ounce portion
of each provides about 1 gram
of omega-3 fat, the daily
amount recommended by the
American Heart Association for
people with coronary artery dis-
ease. Mussels aren't far behind
and also rate as good sources of
omega-3 fat. In addition to
these choices, fin fish other than
salmon that are high in omega-
3 fat include Atlantic or Spanish
mackerel, herring, sardines,
rainbow trout, seabass and
bluefin or albacore (white) tuna.
Q: Radiation treatment for
cancer has left me extremely
fatigued. Any suggestions?
A: Cancer-related fatigue
(CRF) occurs in up to 96 per-
cent of people treated for can-
cer. It can resolve within a few
weeks after the last radiation
therapy treatment, but may last
up to a year post-treatment.
Make sure to talk with your
physician and health care team,
as fatigue related to anemia,
breathing problems, medica-
tions or dehydration can be
reduced. Depression can also
contribute to fatigue, but treat-
ing it doesn't always relieve
overwhelming fatigue. A simple
prescription for "rest" does not
resolve cancer-related fatigue,
but getting enough sleep at
night does help. Below is a list
of additional hints for alleviat-
ing CRF:
Try adding one or tWo
short naps (less than an hour) to
your day
Light to moderate exercise
can reduce fatigue, improve
mood, maintain strength and
support quality sleep; check
with your doctor to make sure
it's OK for'you .'


Working with a registered
dietitian can help give you meal
planning ideas that meet your
nutritional needs, require little
or no preparation and accom-
modate any food intolerances
you experience
Adequate fluid can reduce
fatigue and prevent build up of
cell waste. General advice is to
aim for 8 to 12 eight-ounce
cups daily, but talk with your
health care team about your
individual needs
Q: What is known about
the lymphedema that some
cancer survivors develop?
A: Lymphedema is one of
the most poorly understood
complications of cancer and its
treatment, according to the
National Cancer Institute. The
condition affects the lymph ves-
sels, which are akin to thin-
walled veins that transport lym-
phocytes (white blood cells)
and other infection-fighting
cells throughout the body.
Lymphedema cuts or blocks
flow in the lymph system, lead-
ing to swelling where the fluid
accumulates. It can occur with-
in days or years after cancer or
cancer treatment. Lymphedema
of the arms most often occurs
after breast cancer, while legs
are most often affected with
uterine cancer, prostate cancer,
lymphoma or melanoma.
Lymphedema is not usually
life-threatening, but it can seri-
ously impact quality of life.
Traditional advice has been
to avoid exercising the poten-
tially affected body parts. But
emerging research suggests that
if properly supervised, exercise
might not hurt and could even
help. Most treatment centers on
controlling swelling and mini-
mizing complications. While
avoiding tight clothing or other
constrictive pressure on the
affected arm or leg is recom-
mended, gradient pressure gar-
ments (also known as lym-
phedema sleeves or stockings)
create pressure strategically to
help mobilize fluid. Diet does
not seem to affect lymphedema,
although obesity apparently
increases likelihood of lym-
phedema development, so
weight control is recommended
to reduce risk.


City Approves Kiwanis


YMCA Teen Building


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
At its meeting on Monday
night, the Wauchula City Com-
mission discussed the possibili-
ty of a new lease agreement
with the YMCA in preparation
for the construction of a new
teen building.
The proposed agreement
would extend the current lease
of 30 years, which began in
October of 1996, to a longer
period of time. The Kiwanis
Club has expressed to the com-
mission that it is willing to pay
for a new building as well as
volunteer man hours.
The current buildifig houses
after school care but' is out of
date and according to the com-
missioners, at their workshop
last Monday, the building is full
of termites.
Steven Southwell spoke to
the commissioners about a
timeline saying that construc-
tion could begin as early as the
end of the year because the
summer will be spent raising
funds.
Bonny Horton, executive
director of the YMCA ex-
plained to the commission that
the new building will have a
conference room where the Y-
Achievers program can take
place. The mentor program is
designed to "help students'pre-
pare for college by filling out
paperwork and creating oppor-
tunities for success."
Commissioner Ken Lambert
said that it was a good program
and suggested involving' the
students in the Kiwanis fund-
raising process. The commis-

I always prefer to believe
the best of everybody; it


sion approved the,'decision to
review the entire lease- and pos-
sibly extend the lease further.

In other action, the commis-
sion: I
approved final reading of
an ordinance amending the
comprehensive plan.to update
the 10-year water supply plan.
approved final reading of
an ordinances changing land
use for several properties. One,
for 70 acres on West Main
Street, is contingent on the
construction of a senior citizens',
home. Commissioners Lambert
and Delois Johnson, who are
realtors, abstained from voting.
approved an amendment
to CRA (Community Redevel-
opment Agency) budget.
approved a lease with
Motorola, Inc. for radio equip-
ment that will enable Wauchula
Police Department to coordi-
nate better with the Sheriff's
Office.
denied a variance for car-
port extension for an Oak
Forest Drive resident.
approved proclamation of
April as Child Abuse Preven-
tion Month.
appointed Frank Notar to
the Code Enforcement Board to
fill a vacancy.
approved the request to
close Seventh and Eighth ave-
nues for a Block Party spon-
sored by local church youth
groups on June 13.
heard from Mayor David
Royal about drafting a letter to
state representatives to push for
the completion of four-laning
U.S. 17.

saves so much trouble.
-Rudyard Kipling


U-Pick Strawberries
Choc o berry Farms
Hydroponic on upright stacker
(easy to pick)
Take 64 to Steve Roberts Special
Justamere Trail end of road follow signs

941-223-0154


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

SATURDAY & SUNDAY A


- RELAY FOR LIFE RELAY

PRIL 18 & 19 FOR LIFE


Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 18th
Time Stage Activity
11:00 am Survivor Registration & Hors D'oeuvres
Cans for Cancer Presented by Ty Albritton
12:15 pm Opening Ceremony Ashley Sunday & Michelle Graham
Presentation of Colors HSH Air Force JROTC
National Anthem Lauren Moore
Invocation/Blessing of the Food Pastor Ken Smith,
First Baptist Church of Wauchula
12:15 pm Recognition Sponsors Honorary Chair: Caroline Coronado
1st Lap Survivors &,Caregivers Escorted by HSH NHS
1:00 pm Survivor Reception
Centerpiece Drawing
2:00 pm Teams Lap
Silent Auction Begins Under Survivor Tent


2:30 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:40 pm
4:00 pm

4:30 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm


9:00 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm


Music Provided by Gary Filip of Lake Placid
Road to Recovery Race (on track)
3-Legged Race
Look Good Feel Better Betty Sellers
Tip Toes (on stage)
Water Balloon Toss
Music By: Roger.Brutus & Bubba Smith
Snake Race
Ken Weis Live Auction (on stage)
Dessert Social for Survivors & Caregivers
2nd Lap Survivors & Caregivers
Luminaria Ceremony
Prayer: Justin Worden, Youth Minister of
New Hope Baptist Church
Band Crush
Country Line Dance Competition
Lip Sync
Mizz Relay


11:30.pm Name that "SHOW"
Sunday, April 19th
-12:00 am. Midnight Volleyball Tournament
1:00 am Standup Comedy ,
2:00 am, .Quiet Time
1:00 amr Dizzy Bat Race
3:30 am Hula Hoop Contest
4:00 am Inflatable Relay
5:00 am Sunrise Service: Blake Albritton
5:30 an: 'Closing Ceremony


2009 Relay For Life Teams
1. Florida's First Assembly of God
2. Wauchula State Bank
3. Ken Weis Family & Friends
4. New Hope Baptist Church
5. North Wauchula Elementary School
6. Hilltop Pride Elementary
7. Hardee County Fire Rescue Auxiliary
Family
8. First National Bank Penny Pinchers
9. Alan Jay Automotive
10. Bowling Green Elementary School
11. Wauchula Elementary
12. Alexka Faison
'13. SFCC Hardee Campus
14. St. Michaels Catholic Youth
Ministries
15. Florida Hospital Wauchula
16. City of Bowling Green
17. City of Wauchula Police Department .
18. Hardee Manor Nursing Home
20. Hardee County Health Departmentt
21. Hardee County Sheriff's Office
22. FCCD Chapter #34
23. Tag-A-Longs Tag Agency
24. MOSAIC
25. CF Industries
26. Zolfo CATS
27. Benavides Family & Friends





Henderson Tires

Mid-Florida Lube

Carranco & Sons

Vision Ace


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Item
Golf Certificate
$100 Certificate
Gift Basket
13" Color TV
Re-Nutriv Set Value $250
Original Auto. Carl Edwards
Picture
2 Btics Tickets To Any Home Game
Garmin GPS Car' .
,7 Nights at Herrington B&B in
Holmes Beach'
Dan Marino Auto. Football
Great Apes Tour.
Picnic Table & Swing .
Maultrie Game Camera Digital
M40
Ring-Peridot
Flower Arranfgements 1 Per Month
For 1 Year, Local Delivery
Timeshare, Las Vegas
Leroy..Selmons/Levitt Auto.
'Football
Framed Orange Harvesting Print
STny Stewart #20 Auto. Jersey
$500 Certificate For Fence Material
30-30 L Action Rifle With Scope
NASCAR #99 Carl Edwards 1:24
Scale Car
Bracelet 10K Oval
Terry Bradshaw Auto. Football
Guided Fishing Trip
2' Lanes, 2 Hours and Shoes
Panama City Getaway
1 Year Family Membership ,
Costa Del Mar Designer Sunglasses
Vera Bradley/Package, New Line
4 Super Booster Tickets
Gas Grill
5'x8' Trailer
Picnic Table and Swing
Old School Desk
Large Framed Cheetah Print


Donated by
Torrey Oaks
Florida Fertilizer
Progress Energy
Royal's Furniture
Estee Lauder Co., Inc.
Hardee County Sheriff's
Office
Tag Agency/Jim Kelly
Ken.Weis
Clear Springs

Tag Agency
Tina Gilbert-Schenck
Bagwell Lumber
Hardee Ranch Supply

Jan's Tanning
Cooper's Wayside Flowers

Mary Ann & George Wilson
Tag Agency

Louise Art Shop
Tag Agency
Florida Fence Post
Ken Weis
Hardee Co. Sheriff's Office

Jan's Tanning
Tag Agency
Mary & Don Thompson
Bowl of Fun
Karen & Don Dodrill
YMCA/Daniel Patterson
Tag Agency
Cat's on Main
Hardee Athletic Department
Clear Springs
Patterson Welding
Glen Bergens
Ken Weis
Dr. Gary & Jeannie Gossman


BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND JOIN US AT WILDCAT STADIUM


FOR A DAY OF FUN FOOD


~ GAMES


~ & MUSIC!


Nutrition Notes


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4A The Herald-Advocate, April 16, 2009


Obituaries


RODRIGO DE SANTIAGO
Rodrigo De Santiago, 67, of
Wauchula, died Monday, April
13, 2009; at Wauchula.
Born in Mexico, on March
13, 1942, he came to Wauchula
in 1990. He was a laborer in
agriculture and a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church of
Wauchula.
Survivors include his wife
Faustina De Santiago of Wau-
chula; six children, Carlos, Juan
Manuel, Margarita, Sijifredo,
Lucia and Alvaro De Santiago
all of Wauchula; his mother,
Soledad De Santiago of Wau-
chula; four brothers; two sis-
ters; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services will
be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at
St. Michael Catholic Church in
Wauchula. Interment will fol-
low at Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

MARIA D. CRUZ
Maria D. Cruz, 55, of
Bowling Green, died Monday
April 13, 2009, at Tampa.
Born in Texas, on Oct. 22,
1953, she came to Hardee
County 40 years ago. She was
of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include four broth-
ers, Ricardo, Ruben, Roger and
Jose Cruz; and five sisters,
Anita Cruz, Sylvia Cruz
Mendosa, Rosa C. Rodriguez,
Patricia C. Rodriguez, and
Maria Graciela Cruz.
Services will be held in
Texas with interment following
at Gregory Portland Cemetery
in Gregory, Texas.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula






LELA L. GOUGH
Lela L. Gough, 75, of
Sebring, died Tuesday, April
7, 2009, at The Palms of
Sebring.
Born' in Wauchula, on
Aug. 23, 1933, she was a
homemaker and a member of
Ona Baptist Church of Ona.
Survivors include one son,
Randy Gough; and three
brothers, Douglas McAuthur
Gough of Lakeland, Charles
"Dude" Gough of Sebring,
and Mabry Lee Gough of
Fort Green.
A graveside service was
held on Friday, April 10, at 10
a.m. at Wauchula Cemetery,
in Wauchula, with Duck
Smith officiating.

Brant Funeral
Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula






RODRIGO
DE SANTIAGO
Rodrigo De Santiago, 67,
of Wauchula, died Monday,
April 13, 2009, at Wauchula.
Born in Mexico, on March
13, 1942, he came to Wau-
chula in 1990. He was a
laborer in agriculture and a
member of St. Michael
Catholic Church of Wau-
chula.
Survivors include his wife
Faustina De Santiago of
Wauchula; six children,
Carlos, Juan Manuel, Marga-
rita, Sijifredo, Lucia and
Alvaro De Santiago all of
Wauchula; his mother, Sole-
dad De Santiago of Wau-
chula; four brothers; two sis-
ters; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel. Ser-
vices will be held on Friday
at 11 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church in Wau-
chula. Interment will follow


RONALD GENE SMITH
Ronald Gene Smith, 70, of
Crystal River, died Monday,
April 6, 2009..
Born June 25, 1938, in Van
Meter, Iowa. He was of the
Catholic faith and was a retired
heavy equipment operator and
worked with the Monarch
Cement Company of Des
Moines, Iowa for more than 40
years.
Survivors include two sons,
Rod Smith of Wauchula and
Tim Smith of Johnston; two
daughters, Tammy Meyer of
Colorado Springs, Colo., and
Angela Henry of Winterset,
Iowa; one brother, Randy Smith
of Imperial Beach, Calif.; one
sister, Sharon Ethell of Eustis;
nine grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild..
Visitation was Saturday,
April 11, at the funeral chapel
with a memorial service follow-
ing at noon.
Strickland Funeral Home
Crystal River

LELA L. GOUGH
Lela L. Gough, 75, of
Sebring, died Tuesday, April 7,
2009, at The Palms of Sebring.
Born in Wauchula, on Aug.
23, 1933, she was a homemaker
and a .member of Ona Baptist
Church of Ona.
Survivors include one son,
Randy Gough; and three broth-
ers, Douglas McAuthur Gough
of Lakeland, Charles "Dude"
Gough of Sebring, and Mabry
Lee Gough of Fort Green.
A graveside service was held
on Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery, in Wau-
chula, with Duck Smith offici-
ating.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula






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MARIA D.
CRUZ
Maria D. Cruz, 55, of
Bowling Green, died Mon-
day April 13, 2009, at Tampa.
Born in Texas, on Oct. 22,
1953, she came to Hardee
County 40 years ago. She
was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include four
brothers, Ricardo, Ruben,
Roger and Jose Cruz; and
five sisters, Anita Cruz,
Sylvia Cruz Mendosa, Rosa
C. Rodriguez, Patricia C.
Rodriguez, and Maria
Graciela Cruz.,
Services will be held in
Texas with interment follow-
ing at Gregory Portland
Cemetery in Gregory, Texas.



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Wauchula



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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
April 6-12. Listings in-clude the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.
APPLIED
Prestridge Building, Bell
Street, Wauchula, metal shed,
$5,242.
Mark/Amy Franks, Magnolia
Lane, Wauchula, relocate shed,
$1,500.
K Aluminum Inc., Osceola
Drive, Bowling Green, glass
room, $11,751.
Victoria/Dillet Fredrick,
Sally Place, Wauchula, enclo-
sure, $1,000.
Capstone Builders, U.S. 17
South, concrete building,
$60,000.
Advantage Environmental
Services Inc., SR 64, 'Ona, re-
move and install fuel tanks,
$85,000.
Universal Structures, SR 64
West, Ona, Canopy, $42,000.
Salvidor Silva, Morales
Road, Wauchula, addition to
house, $5,000.
ISSUED
Henry Youngblood, Jack
Jones Road, Wauchula, rebuilt
porch, $1,000.
Gary Hartshorn, CR 664,
Bowling Green, screen enclo-
sure with solid roof, $5,770.
Henry Youngblood, Jack
Jones Road, Wauchula, storage
Barn, $28,000.
Debbi Edwards, Mockingbird
Road, Waiuchula, aluminum
carport, $2,300.
Joseph Griffin, Morgan Grice
Road, deck, $2,000.
Tim Scott Inc., CR 663,
Wauchula, re-roof, $12,000.
James Jernigan Constr., Old
Dixie Highway, Wauchula, sin-
gle-family residence, $80,000.
Rivard Residential Services,
Evergreen Drive, Wauchula,
demolition, $1,000.
..- Yai, Lee,. -Steve. .., Roberts
Special, shingle re-rodf, $3,500.
BUILDING BLOCKS
All concrete slabs on grade
greater than 100-square-feet in
area, and within 10 feet of the
home or principal structure, or
intended as a slab for construc-
tion, must be permitted. This
excludes sidewalks and por-
tions of driveways not in the
right of way. All elevated slabs
require a permit. All slabs must
meet setbacks from property
lines and easements. For ques-
tions, call the Building Office at
773-3236.
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Mon. Fri.
8:30 5:00


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Check Car
Seat Safety
The Hardee County Health
Department will have certi-
fied car seat safety techni-
cians on site to ensure prop-
er installation and sizing on
Friday.
Appointments are neces-
sary and can be made by
contacting Maria at 773-
4161 ext. 178. Replacement
seats will be available for
$20.

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.

Gain Pesticide
Approved Credits
Licensed pesticide appli-
cators have an opportunity to
gain CEUs at the upcoming
IFAS CEU day on Tuesday.
The Range Cattle REC
Experiment Station will be
one of the polycom host sites
for the event. For more infor-
mation, call 735-1414 ext.
219.






THURSDAY, APRIL 16
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex 1, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board'Rbom, '200 S.: Florida
Ave., Wauchula, Siprim.
MONDAY, APRIL 20
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-
ing, Civic Center, 3210 U.S.
17 South, Zolfo Springs, 6
p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
VHardee Lupus Support
Group, meeting, Conference
Room, Florida Hospital, 533
W. Carlton Street, Wauchula,
6 p.m.

What we frankly give, for-
ever is our own.
-Granville

HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


God wants us to go to heaven
So He set out on earth to train us.

He gave us work to make us stronger.
He gave us love to help sustain us.

He knew we needed to be protected,
so He made us a little weaker.
And so we wouldn't get too bossy,
He made us a little meeker.

He made us a little wiser,

so we could make men think they're smarter.

He made us think we were second best,
so we would work much harder.

He gave us heartaches to teach compassion
and sometimes hurt to keep us humble.

He gives us love when life gets harder
and lifts us up if we would stumble.

He gave a fair amount to beauty
and sometimes a little too much pride.
And then to teach us patience,
He made us some man's bride.

Then He saw we needed children
to make our lives complete.
A little boy like daddy,
a little girl so sweet.

He too all the joys of heaven
and all of heaven's charms
And wrapped them in a bundle
and laid them in our arms.

--Kitty Oden
Wauchula
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what we did for them. In fact,
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From The Heart
By David Kelly


MEMORIES


Remembering memories can sometimes be as fun or maybe
even more fun than the actual memory itself.
I know all the people that love the outdoors know what I mean.
As with so many memories, with our outdoor adventures,
whether sports or hunting or fishing, we tend to sugarcoat the
memories into something grander than the actual event.
I can remember many hunting trips that ended with a success-
ful harvest of whatever animal we were going after but I rarely
remember all the mosquito bites, hunger pains or shoes filled with
swamp water. On the other hand, there are several trips that we
were unsuccessful in the harvesting of 'any species of animal or fish
where I can distinctly remember every life-threatening aspect of
the trip in a Hollywood movie type fashion.
Many of you have been on such trips with me, unfortunately
or fortunately, whichever case the memory supplies. Many of you
are responsible or maybe I should say to be thanked for all the great
opportunities for many of my memories.
There are many coaches, land owners and generous friends
that afforded me with many days of memories throughout my 18
years in Hardee County.
Some of the memories I have are the giant rope swing on the
Peace River just north qf the Riverview bridge. I remember being
scared to death watching my friends jump off of the rope and into
the Peace River. I also remember how fun it was. I vaguely recall
the long walk and even less remember all the other injuries and
pain that I'm sure we incurred from such an adventui-e.
Another great memory is sitting on the bank of the Peace
River fishing after school. I don't really remember all the thorns, or
bugs or even being hung up in trees or on the bottom of a log or a
million other issues that I'm sure happened. I do remember one day
my brother came home with our mutt that followed him every-
where. The dog, I will call it, since it had 12 names, no lie, had its
mouth clamped down on my brother's hand, and all involved
where yelling or yelping. Fortunately for the dog, later known as,
"fish hook", and my brother, our neighbor for part of our lives was
Dr. Slade Hayman, local veterinarian. You see "fish hook" had
followed Daniel down to the river. Daniel was attempting to throw
out a trot line one afternoon but when he got to the last few hooks
he noticed the dog had eaten the bait and in so doing hooked itself
through the tongue. So to keep the dog from swallowing more
Daniel put his hand in "fish hook's" mouth and walked back to the
house from the river. Yeah he was a tough kid, that's why.he played
linebacker in college. Anyway a few minutes with the vet and all
were fine and the dog had name number 12.
I'm sure Daniel has a much more traumatic memory of that
event but it was kind of fun remembering that for me. It must be
the older brother in me.
There are several boating stories that I will withhold for the
sake of my friends and family that go, "Oh, not that story again!"
As for sporting stories I'll leave you with this one. My nick-
name in high school, you might say one of 12 was, Goober. Well,
one night Hardee High School's varsity basketball team was play-
ing Santa Fe High School's varsity basketball team in Lakeland. It
must have been my senior year because I was starting and playing
in the game. Anyway the home crowd, because of my crazy style
of play, was chanting Goober, Goober, Goober! They were trying
to distract me or shame me, or make fun of me, or in a sense boo
me. However, I thought, "Hey they are cheering for me!" (Not real-
ly, I just pretended they were.) I then proceeded to score three or
four layups in a row, and ended with 14-18 points which for me
was like winning the Gold medal in the Olympics.
Anyway I'm sure I felt much more shame and embarrassment
but I don't remember that at all. It is a funny thing how we remem-
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Nutrition

Notes

Q: Are pumpkin' seeds
nutritious?
A: Yes. Pumpkin seeds are
an excellent source of the min-
eral magnesium and also supply
some protein and fiber. They
are naturally low in sodium .s
well, as long as they are unsalt-
ed, of course. Also, pumpkin
seeds are among the nuts and
seeds highest in phytosterols;
these natural plant compounds
help lower blood cholesterol
levels and are currently added
to some margarine spreads,
juices and cereals. Despite
being noted as a good source of
omega-3 fat, the amount that
pumpkin seeds contain is actu-
ally quite low.
Although usually encased in
an edible, yellow-white husk,
the pumpkin seed itself is a flat,
dark green kernel. You can buy
pumpkin seeds year round, but
supplies are freshest in fall
when pumpkins are in season. If
you want to prepare your own
from a fresh pumpkin, separate
the seeds from the pulp in a
colander or on paper towels.
Although not necessary, some
people like to let the seeds dry
overnight before roasting.
Lightly roast them in a single
layer on a cookie sheet in a lw
temperature oven (about 250
degrees) for 20-60 minutes.
Instead of salting the seeds, 'try
sprinkling with garlic powder
and curry or with cinnamon.
Pumpkin seeds make g eat
snacks or additions to sal ds,
stir-fries and cereal.

Q: Is using lite salt a good
way to cut down on sodium?
A: If you use a fair amount
of salt, using a lite version,
which contains 25 to 50 percent
less sodium, could be a smart
move. However, people with
kidney disease and those :who
take a potassium supplement
should check with their doctor
first, since the added potassium
in lite salt could pose' problems
for them. Using less salt and
more herbs and spices for flavor
is another option. The major
source of sodium for most of us
is processed foods, not salt
added at home, so that's where
we should focus ou.,efforts.


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Softball Girls Take The Field


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As the littlest girls have fin-
ished up, the older ones pick up
their balls and bats.
The three oldest group of
youth sports girls takes take to
the field, and the road, for the
2009 season.
The oldest group, the Dixie
Belles, ages 13-15, will play
each other .and teams from
DeSoto and Lake Placid, as
well as Hardee's own travel
team. The season began on
Monday with a 6:45 p.m. game
between the Slammers and the
Thunder.
Games tomorrow (Friday) are
against the X-Factor team from
DeSoto. The Slammers play
against DeSoto at 6:30 and the
Thunder play at 8:15.
The season continues through
May 29, when the All-Stars will
be chosen and take up the sum-
mer challenge.


The Dixie Ponytails, ages 11-
12, begin their season tonight
(Thursday) with a pair of
games. At 6:45, the Racers will
go head-to-head with the Blaze.
At 8:15, it will be the Heat vs.
the Lightning.
Tomorrow, there are three
games. The Shockers will travel
to DeSoto to take on the Pride.
At the Hardee field, the Lightn-
ing will contest the DeSoto
team, the Diamonds, while at
8:1;5, the Blaze and Heat will
go at each other.
All Dixie Ponytails games are
at George Heine Field 1 behind
Farr Field off South Florida
Avenue. The season, which in-
cludes games against DeSoto's
Pride and Diamonds, stretches
to June 2 when, again, the All,
Stars will go on to post-season
play.
The final girls team in action
now are the Angels, ages 7 to
10, who began their season on


Monday with a double-header.
The Pride played the Lady Bugs
at 5:45 and the Orange Blos-
soms played the Diamonds. at
7:15.
All Angels games are' on
Field 2 at George Heine fields.
On Tuesday, another Angels
team got into action with the
Pink Sox playing the Orange
Blossoms at 5:45 and the Lady
Bugs clashing with the Dia-
monds at 7:15. The final team
in the division, the Cowgirls,
started play today (Thursday),
with a game against the
Diamonds.
The 49-game season ends
June 2, when the Cowgirls play
the Pink Sox. During the long
season, there will also be games
against the DeSoto Cougars and
Tazzers.
Rosters should be available
by next week, when reporting
on the weekly games begins.


DATE
April 13
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 21
April 23
April 25
April 25
April 27
May 7
May 8
May 8
May 11
May 12
May 14
May 18
May 23
May 23
May 28
May 29
May 29


DATE
April 13
April 13
April 14
April 14
April 16
April 16
April 18
April 18
April 18
April 20
April 20
April 21
April 23
April 23
April 25
April 25
April 27
April 27
April 28
April 28
April 30
April 30
May 4
May 4
May 5
May 7
May 7
May 8
May 8
May 11
May 11
May 12
May 12
May 14
May 14
May 18
May 19
May 19
May 22
May 22
May 25
May 25
May 26
May 28
May 28
June 1
June 1
June 2
June 2


TIME
6:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
12 noon
5:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:00 noon
6:30 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.


TIME
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
5:45 p.mrn
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.


HOME TEAM
Slammers
Slammers
Thunder
Thunder
Slammers
X-factor (Desoto)
Slammers
Thunder
Slammers
Thunder
Thunder
Slammers
Slammers
Slammers
X-factor (Desoto)
Thunder
Lake Placid
Lake Placid
X-factor (Desoto)
Slammers
Thunder


HOME TEAM
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Orange Blossoms
Lady Bugs
Pride
Cowgirls
Pride
Lady Bugs
Pink Sox
Pink Sox
Diamonds
Cowgirls
Pink Sox
Lady Bugs
Orange Blossoms
Cowgirls
Diamonds
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Cowgirls
Lady Bugs
Pink Sox
Diamonds
Pink Sox
Lady Bugs
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Lady Bugs
Pride
Diamonds
Pride
Cowgirls
Pink Sox
Cowgirls
Lady Bugs
Diamonds
Orange Blossoms
Diamonds
Diamonds
Orange Blossoms
Pink Sox
Diamonds
Cowgirls
Pink Sox
Lady Bugs
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Pride
Cowgirls


The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not
In your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of
others; It Is In yourself alone.
-Orison Swett Marden


AWAY TEAM
Thunder
X-factor (Desoto)
X-factor (Desoto)
Slammers
Thunder
Slammers
Travel Team
Travel Team
Thunder
X-factor (Desoto)
Lake Placid
Lake' Placid
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Slammers
Slammers
Thunder
Slammers
Travel Team
Travel Team


AWAY TEAM
Lady Bugs
Diamonds
Pink Sox
Diamonds
Orange Blossoms
Pink Sox
Diamonds
Cougers (Desoto)
Tazzers (Desoto)
Lady Bugs
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Pride
Cowgirls
Cougers (Desoto)
Tazzers (Desoto)
Pink Sox
Cowgirls
Lady Bugs
Diamonds
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Lady Bugs
Cowgirls
Pink Sox
Diamonds
Cowgirls
Tazzers (Desoto)
Cougers (Desoto)
Orange Blossoms
Pink Sox
Lady Bugs
Diamonds
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Cowgirls
Pink Sox
Lady Bugs
Cougers (Desoto)
Tazzers (Desoto)
Lady Bugs
Pride
Orange Blossoms
Pride
Cowgirls
Cowgirls
Diamonds
Orange Blossoms
Pink Sox


FIELD
Field 1
Field 2
Field 2
Field 1
Field 1
AWAY
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
AWAY
Field 2
AWAY
AWAY
AWAY
Field 1
Field 1


FIELD
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field'2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2
Field 2


We make a living by what
we get, but we make a life
by what we give.
-Norman MacEwan


PONYTAILS SCHEDULE 2009


DATE
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April 18
April 20
April 23
April 23
April 24
April 24
April 28
April 28
April 30
April 30
May 4
May 5
May 5
May 7
May 11
May 12
May 14
May 14
May 15
May 15
May 18
May 18
May 19
May 19
May 22
May 22
May 25
May 26
May 26
May 28
May 28
June 1
June 1
June 2
June 2


TIME
6:45 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
. 5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m.


HOME TEAM
Racers
Heat
Lightning
Pride (Desoto)
Blaze
Racers
Shockers
Lightning
Lightning
Heat
Lightning
Pride (Desoto)
Diamonds (Desoto)
Blaze
Shockers
Shockers
Lightning
Heat
Heat
Blaze
Racers
Shockers
Racers
Shockers
Heat
Shockers
Blaze
Racers
Lightning
Lightning
Shockers
Lightning
Heat
Lightning
Racers
Blaze
Racers
Heat
Racers
Blaze
Heat
Shockers


AWAY TEAM
Blaze
Lightning
Diamonds (Desoto)
Shockers
Heat
Heat
Blaze
Shockers
Heat
Shockers
Racers
Racers
Blaze
Racers
Lightning
Racers
Blaze
Racers
Lightning
Shockers
Blaze
Heat
Lightning
Racers
Blaze
Diamonds (Desoto)
Pride (Desoto)
Shockers
Racers
Blaze
Heat
Pride (Desoto)
Diamonds (Desoto)
Heat
Heat
Shockers
Blaze
Shockers
Lightning
Shockers
Blaze
Lightning


FIELD
Field 1
Field 1
Field .1
AWAY
Field 1.
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field'1
Field .1
AWAY
AWAY
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1

Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1
Field 1


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8A The Herald-Advocate, April 16, 2009

Letter To The Editor

Daughter Paid Surprise

To Mother In Kentucky


Dear Editor:
Everyone loves a good sur-
prise. Afew weeks back I sur-
prised my mother who moved
from Wauchula to Kentucky.
I got on a Greyhound bus and
headed to Kentucky. My moth-
er had no idea I was coming.
When I got tb Knoxville, Tenn.,
I called her on my cell phone.
She thought I was home.
She wanted me to buy her a
red dress and send to her for her
birthday. When I called and
said, "Mother, did you get your
dress" she said sadly "no, and I
wanted to wear it for my birth-
day." It was in my suitcase. I
said well, it's still early and it
will come.
My bus pulled in a little after
2 p.m. I had a ride to her home
and knocked loudly on her door.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-000119
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRYANT KEITH RICHARDSON, et
al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BRYANT KEITH RICHARDSON

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:'
5237 N COUNTY ROAD 663
BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS;
ROBIN RICHARDSON
5237 COUNTY ROAD 663
BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-,
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO'BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in HARDEE
County, Florida:
LOTS 25, 27 AND 29,
BLOCK 24, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OF THE
TOWN OF FORT GREEN
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGES 13 AND
14, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH 1/2 OF
THE ALLEY LYING ADJA-
CENT TO SAID LOTS 25, 27
AND 29, OF BLOCK 24,
TOGETHER WITH THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THAT POR-
TION OF STEWART
STREET LYING DIRECTLY
ADJACENT TO SAID LOT
29, BLOCK 24, OF THE
TOWN OF FORT GREEN;
TOGETHER WITH A
'MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO: I.C. #A1656-
48206 A & B
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
this Complaint or petition.

This notice shall be published
once each week for two consecu-
tive weeks in the Herald
Advocate.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on the 13 day of
April, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-


abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the
Individual or agency sending the
notice at P-chevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33p606, 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.


When she opened it her eyes
got big, her mouth flew open
and her knees bent.
-She was so happy. I am
happy to say we both share the
same birthday, and I would not
have missed this. My mother
turned 91.
A lot of people here in
Wauchula miss her. Well, I did
surprise her and got one of my
own. I was standing outside of
my mother's home when my
daughter came from Cincinnati.
I did not know it was her, just
somebody looking for someone'
when all'of a sudden she yells
"Mom." I looked and screamed
"Selina."
My daughter would not miss
this day, as she was due on my
birthday as well as her grand-
mother's. Due to complications
she was an eight-month baby. It
was a fun time for everyone.
The one thing I loved was my
mother saying too bad you
missed the snow. I said it is
going to snow again. I feel it.
Well it did about 1 1/2 inch-
es. First snow I saw since 1981.
After two weeks it was time
to come back home. I missed
my dog and Solon Wilson who
dog sat for me. Everything is
back to normal. God bless.
We have less than two
months for hurricane season.
We need to pray now it does not
come and we will be safe.
Thanks for reading The Herald-
Advocate.

Millie Freeman
Wauchula"


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000680
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN D. BRAKEFIELD, et al.,
Defendants.



TO: JOHN D. BRAKEFIELD, resi-
dence unknown, if alive, and if
dead, to all parties claiming inter-
ests by, through, under or against
the said JOHN C. BRAKEFIELD,
and 'all other parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein
described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Hardee
County, Florida:
The South 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 Of
the Southeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 of Section
23, Township 35 South,
Range 24 East, Hardee
County, Florida. Subject to
road Right-Of-Way for S. R.
661 on the West side there-
of. Note: Under Section
159.621 of Florida statutes,
the Mortage and Note are
exempt from documentary
and intangible taxes. Each
Mortgage will bear the leg-
end set forth on the face
"This Mortgage is exempt
from documentary stamp
tax and intangible tax
imposed by Chapters 199
and 201, Florida statutes"
HUD Certification label
#GE01406499 serial num-
ber DI-00556GAA703-19
manufacture: destiny
model: A703-19 manufac-
tured: 10/15/2004 by inten-
tion of the parties and upon
retirement of the certificate
of title as provided in
S319.261 Fla. Stat., shall
constitute a part of thereal-
ty and shall pass with it

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on ADORNO & YOSS, LLP,
Plaintiff's attorneys, whose
address is .P.O. Box 143107,
Miami, Florida 33114, on or before
May 15, 2009, or 30 days from the
first publication date, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 13 day of April,
2009.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Court


By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accomda-
tion to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the Court
Administrator prior to the pro-
ceeding at (863) 534-4690. If hear-
ing impaired call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777 or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.


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BG Youth


Academy


To Move..
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green Youth
Academy is moving from its
current building and from
Hardee County.
On May 15, the program for
delinquent girls will close its
doors here.
"The upkeep and require-
ments to provide a safe and
secure living environment has
caused a strain on Global Youth
Service financially," explained
Executive Director Patrick
Miller.
The Youth Academy is cur-
rently located in what was once
the Bowling Green Inn. The
historic building on the corner
of U.S. 17 and Main Street was
built in 1920.
The facility is privately
owned, but the program will be
moved to Fort Myers in a new
state-owned site. According to
Miller, the new building is in
better condition, and provides a
more secure living environ-
ment.
"It's more secure with better
living structure that will allow
the staff, youth and program to
function in a more treatable
environment," said Miller.
The Bowling Green building
was constructed as a hotel dur-
ing Florida's land-boom years.
A duplex was added in 1975,
followed by other additions in
1987. It is owned by Elmer E.
White Jr. of Okeechobee.
The Bowling Green Youth
Academy is a 32-bed moderate-
risk residential program used by
the courts and the state Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice for
adolescent females.

HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252009 CP 000012

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT EARL SHORT

Deceased. /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of .ROBERT EARL SHORT,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 17, 2008 and whose
social security number is 208-24-
7347 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P. 0. rawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice has is required to be
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE is April 16,
2009.
Personal Representative:
CHARLENE SHORT OSBORNE
25482 Aysen Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID K. OAKS, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0301817
DAVID K. OAKS, P.A.
407 East Marion Avenue, Suite
101
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-7627
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JV Pick Up Twin Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior varsity Wildcats
have assured themselves of a
winning season.
The junior 'Cats won both
their games during Spring
Break, giving them an 8-4
record with just two games left
on the season.
They played at Frostproof
yesterday (Wednesday) and fin-
ish the season at Sebring today
in a 4 p.m. game, the first half
of a junior varsity-varsity dou-
bleheader.
Coaches John Sharp and Paul
Samuels were pleased with
their team's wins last week,
especially considering them
were on Spring Break.
On Wednesday, they hosted
Frostproof in an 11-4 win.
The Bulldogs got the first
run, on a pair of walks and long
single. Hardee attempted to get
that run back, but left the bases
jammed. Justin Knight singled
for a good start, but was out try-
ing to take second.
' Dawson Crawford drew a
walk, Lincoln Saunders singled.
With two down, Jeremy Rowe
*also walked, leaving the bases
loaded when the final out
occurred.
In the second frame, Frost-
proof added another run on a
walk and an error.
Hardee got it together big in
'the home half of the second.
Mikey Retana started it with a
single. Dillon Farr was hit by a
'pitch and Deonte Evans sin-
gled. Knight was safe on an out-


fielder's error. Crawford was hit
by a pitch and Saunders fin-
ished it up with a grand slam
homer. It was 6-2. After a pair
of strikeouts, Carter Lambert
singled, but Retana came up
again and popped out to the
catcher to end the inning.
In the top of the third, the
Bulldogs added a pair of scores
on a couple of hit batsmen, a
single and an error.
Again, Hardee attempted to
reload. With one down, Evans
was safe on an error by the sec-
ond sacker, Knight walked and
Crawford singled. But another
pair of outs left the bases full of
Wildcats.
In the fourth inning, Frost-
proof stranded two batters.
Hardee added three runs to take
a 9-4 lead. With one down,
Lambert and Retana were both
safe on back-to-back errors.
Murrell Winter walked. Before
the final outs, all three scored.
In the fifth, and final inning,
the Bulldogs left two aboard on
a single and an error. Hardee
got its final scores. With two
away, Thomas Flores singled
and Rowe worked for a walk.
Lambert walked, Retana dou-
bled and Winter singled. Flores
and Rowe crossed home plate
to make the final score, when
the game was called on time,
11-4.
Hardee played another brand
of Bulldogs in a Thursday trip
to Desoto, avenging an earlier
loss to that team at home. This
time, Hardee would not allow
DeSoto to score at all in the 11-


0 victory.
Knight was safe on an error.
With one away, Saunders sin-
gled. Aided by an error, on a
Retana hit, both scored* Winter
walked, leaving two otftlbase.
DeSoto left one batter, hit by a
pitch, on the basepaths".
Hardee padded its lead in the
top of the second. Lambert and
Evans hit back-to-back singles.
Knight was safe on an error and
Crawford smacked a sacrifice
fly. Saunders and Flores both,
singled. Flores was out- on a'
fielder's choice on which
Saunders scored the fourth run
of the inning to give Hardee a 6-
0 advantage.
It was three up, three down,
for the Bulldogs in the home
half of the second.
Hardee added three more
runs in the top of the third. With
two away, Evans hit one over
the fence. Knight walked and
Crawford was safe on an error.
When Saunders and Flores also
were safe on errors, Knight and
Crawford came home. It was 9-
0. 1
A double and a single left two
on base for the Bulldogs in the
third inning.
In the fourth, Hardee added a
run. Rowe doubled, and raced
home on an error on a Brandon
Holton hit. DeSoto went down
one, two, three.
Hardee picked up its final run
in the fifth. Saunders tripled and
came home on a Flores' sacri-
fice fly. DeSoto left one runner
aboard on a single.





the fruit of the gospel hanging
on their lives and we are not to
have no rotten fruit.
In the Book of Revelation the
second chapter; there are seven
churches that represent the
seven type of Christians you
find sitting or not sitting in a
church. Read through it and see
where you fit and then see what
the judgment of Christ will be.
If you are not a believer then
Jesus may love you but God
doesn't know you. If God does-
n't know you then you are not
accepted.
Please, teach your children
loe anr justice. They should
understand what \\ill happen to
them in this life and in the next
life if they remain selfish and
unloving.

They should know they are
loved but they also need to
know how to show compassion
and love to others. Are you
doing that'? They should be
taught we must judge ourselves
with open eyes before we judge
anyone else.
Do you realize what you are
doing to your child's future
when you do not teach them
this?
Or is your child your own
personal god and do you under-
stand that they will only see you
as a peasant to abuse because
you did not teach them to love
but only to take love?
Judgement will find us and I
pray that with it will come the
compassion that accompanies
justice. I want to give these so
that I can receive these: love,
compassion and justice.
C. Faulkner
Wauchula


Dear Editor:
We preach patience and the
love that comes from the spirit
of God to our children, but
where is the teaching of judg-
ment or justice?
Jesus says to not forget love,
and we have don a magnificent
job teaching the world about
love; we even bring love to
those who hate us.
Yet, He also says not to for-
get about judgment (Luke:
11:42); He eten talks about
coming into this world not to
bring peace but to bring a sword
(Math 10:4).,
He created a fine line that we
insist on blurring. But it is not.
up to us. Have you taught your
children about judgment, have
you taught new believers about
justice?
Too many of the ones who
call themselves Christians now
hide their sins behind the words
of the song "Jesus Loves Me."
Yes, Jesus loves you but if you
do not love Him back and honor
Him and follow His instructions
you will face God's judgment.
Those who sin or create ill
will towards others will be
under God's judgment because
of justice. Justice lends to the'
protection of those who are
loved.
I know this sounds like faith,
by works but when we are filled.
with the Spirit we voluntarily'
follow Christ instructions and
we should be accurately in-'
structing our children how to
receive the Spirit.


If they grow up believing that.
they are accepted of Christ no
matter what they do we are
lying to them. Who in their
right mind would accept some-
one into their house that would
destroy their children? No one
who loves their children would.
God doesn't have to either.
The End of Days that we are
waiting for are about judgment.
Paul and Peter both write about
those who have received the
gospel of Christ but still insist
on committing sins are not
accepted in Christ, so be not
deceived by one who says it is
, OK to ignore the laws/corn-.
mandments written the Bible.
Judgement will call them out
and call you out too. We are the
children of God; here, now.
We are to forsake our love of
all others and love Christ great-
est. Most of you should know
what that means. You. will not
commit a transgression for any'
one; not even your spouse and
especially not your children.
You will honor God and
Christ and love them more than
all else. You will become so
familiar with them that the
words of God will dance on
your heart day and night.
Freedom of your earthly soul:
will be the desire of life, even as..
the body dies.
There are 11 commandments
in the New Testament that are
the basis for our lives and then
there are the things that the
Spirit lays on our hearts not to
do or do. Believes should have


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Very little rain received in the State last week. Several coun-
ties in the central and southern Peninsulas received under a tenth of
an inch. Virtually no rain in the Panhandle or Big Bend region;
however, some areas near rivers remain flooded. A light frost was
reported as far south as Hernando County, but only minor damage
resulted. High temperatures were in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Lows
were in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. In major cities temperatures were
normal to 3 degrees below average.

FIELD CROPS
The harvesting of potatoes continued. Growers burnt down
cover crops in preparation for planting peanuts and cotton. Corn
was planted in Escambia County. In the Big Bend, corn was
already planted and up; however, Hamilton County had some corn
fields under water. Excessively wet soils in the Panhandle have
alleviated drought conditions, but delayed field work. Many fields
will need to be reworked due to erosion. Sugarcane harvest ended
for the season. Soil moisture levels were mostly adequate to sur-
plus in the Panhandle and Big Bend, while the central and southern
Peninsulas reported very short to adequate levels,
Moisture Topsoil Submoil
Raling This Last Last This Laet Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 28 17- 1 24 12 1
Short 44 43 22 39 49 18
Adequate .20 27 76 27 29 76
Surplus 8 13 1 10 10 5
VEGETABLES
Many producers have completed their spring vegetable planti-
ng, but others continue for some crops. Growers in the Big Bend
reported that many fields remain flooded. Some snap beans and
carrots were under water in Hamilton County. Last week's cold
front caused a frost in some areas, Minor damage was reported to.
'cucumbers, watermelon, tomatoes, and peppers. In Hernando and
Highlands counties blueberry harvest continued with some damage
from birds. Union County reported that conditions were too dry
and windy; planting of vegetables was behind. Growers in south
Florida were faced with warm, dry, and windy conditions as well.
Dade County growers harvested snap beans, sweet corn, eggplant,
squash, and tomatoes. Other vegetables marketed were broccoli,
cabbage, celery, cucumbers, escarole, endive, greens, peppers,
radishes, and strawberries.


LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Dry, warm, and windy conditions improved pasture condition
in the very wet Panhandle and north Florida, but hurt pasture in the
dry central and southwest areas. In the Panhandle, pasture condi-
tion was poor to excellent. Cold and flooding hurt forage growth in
some areas, but improved soil moisture for forage in other loca-
-tions. Pastures improved daily, although frost burned back some
Argentine Bahia pastures. There was some pasture flooding in sev-
eral counties, especially along rivers. Cattle condition was mostly
fair to good. In the northern areas, pasture condition was mostly
fair with some pasture poor due to flooding and cold temperatures.
Pasture in Hamilton and Dixie counties had flooding.
Supplemental hay was being fed. In the central areas, pasture was
very poor to good with most very poor to fair. In Marion County,
,dry, windy conditions decreased pasture grass growth. Many
ranchers were feeding hay in Union County. Cattle condition was
very poor to good. Pasture condition in the southwest was very
poor to good with most in fair condition due to drought. In
Charlotte County, ranchers irrigated some pasture. Livestock were
given supplemental feed in many counties in the southwest.
Statewide, cattle condition was very poor to excellent with most
fair to good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 10 5 19 15
Poor 15 20 25 40
Fair 45 45 45 35
Good 29 25 .10 9
Excellent 1 5, 1 1


CITRUS
Most of the citrus region experienced windy conditions on
Monday and Tuesday as a cold front moved through the area. Wind
gusts over 40 mph were recorded on the east coast. Warmer tem-
peratures returned with afternoon highs in the upper 80s the latter
half of the week. The week passed with no significant rainfall in
any of the citrus-producing region. The drought intensity was
between moderate to severe everywhere. Burn bans have been put
in place on the east coast. Due to the dry conditions, trees ranged
from poor in groves with less maintenance and little irrigation to
good in well-cared-for groves. The citrus bloom was over and trees
were experiencing petal drop with small fruit forming on the trees.
Caretakers applied nutritional sprays to assist the trees in holding
the new fruit for the next season. Harvesting on early-midseason


fruit was relatively over. The Valencia crop harvest remains fairly
strong with over five million boxes picked weekly. The Honey tan-:
gerine harvest continues with over 20,000 boxes harvested last'
week. The grapefruit harvest remains fairly strong with the major-
ity of both colored and white going processed.


Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Mar 29 Apr05 Apr 12
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges 52 4 21
Temples 18 13 4
Valencia oranges 4,576 5,024 5,147
Navel oranges 3 2 2
Grapefruit 840 801 605
Tangelos 6 1 5
Sunburst tangerines 3 1 0
Honey tangerines 80 27 22


Letter To The Editor

Librarian Dee Shackelford

Is Praised By Mothers


Dear Editor:
National Librarian Day is
held every April 16. It is a day
to celebrate and honor those
very under-appreciated librari-
ans.
Hardee County should be
proud to have one of the best,
Mrs. Dee Shackelford. Mrs.
Dee's warm smile and generous
heart make it an inviting place
'to bring our children. Mrs. Dee
is the children's librarian.
She is fun, energetic, and
quite patient as she deals with
between 12 to 25 children and
parents for story time on
Thursday mornings. She has
also started a homeschool activ-
, ity on Monday mornings as an
outreach program.


When she is not conducting
story time or meetings, she is
busy planning for special
events, guests, arts and crafts,
display boards, cataloging, and
more. With all of her plethora of
duties, she always finds time to
assist in anyway she can.*
Many trust her opinion on
books and other ideas she may
have. She has been a blessing in
our lives.
She is a wonderful Christian
woman who is loved and appre-
ciated by all of "us" mothers.
Thanks, Mrs. Dee, for mak-
ing our lives a little more pleas-
ant.

Niki Rast and
all the moms








PAGE ONE


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
By May, the senior payment
will begin to show up at area
homes.
The senior stimulus payments
will go to Social Security bene-
ficiaries and other retirees.
Senior citizens who receive


Elderly Get


Extra Check


'Social Security do not have to
do anything to get the money,
$250 for individuals, and $500
for couples who both receive
some Social Security benefit. It
will automatically be received
like their SSA payments, direct
deposit or in the mail.
Checks will also go to older


EXCELLENCE AWARDED


COURTESY PHOTO
Recently Carolyn Wyatt and Arnell Waldron represented
Hardee County at the annual Florida Association of
Family and Consumer Sciences conference March 26-28,
in Savannah, Ga. to celebrate 100 years of Family and
Consumer Science, formerly known as Home Eco-
nomics. Wyatt (left) received the 2009 Extension
Excellence Award, presented by former FAFCS State
President, Waldron, who nominated her. Wyatt is Family
and Consumer Science and 4-H agent with the Hardee
County Extension Service and Waldron is the director of
Food Services for Hardee County Public Schools.


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veterans, Supplemental Secur-
ity Income beneficiaries and
people with disabilities.
Federal and state retirees who'
don't receive Social Security
benefits also will qualify to
receive the payment, but may
have to file 2009 tax returns to
receive it.
The AARP (American Assoc-
iation of Retired Persons) urg-
ed the "senior payment, saying
many retirees would not be able
to get the workers' tax credits
but were in need'of hardship
relief as others. It said research
showed the older people would
spend such payments immedi-
ately, helping the economy, a
goal of the stimulus package
approved by Congress.


BOOK IT!


COURTESY PHOTO
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School reports that anoth-
er of its students, Clarisa
Villa, has finished reading
all 15 books on the Sun-
shine State reading list.
Clarisa, who is in the fourth
grade, is a member of the
school's Battle of the
Books team.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A final game after Spring
Break, and suddenly, it's district
time.
The Hardee Lady Wildcat
softball squad enters district
playoffs next week at Palmetto.
Other teams in the Class 4A-
District 10 tournament are Avon
Park, Braden River, DeSoto,
Palmetto, Sarasota Booker and
Sebring.
During the season, Hardee
has beaten Booker twice, split
games with Avon Park, Pal-
metto and Sebring, lost twice to
DeSoto by one run, and lost
twice to Braden River.
The Lady 'Cat had their final
game of the season on Tuesday
night, Senior Night, at home
against Fort Meade.
The final game before Spring
Break, on Friday, April 3, was
at home against Palmetto,
which went on a rampage and
downed .the 'Cats 13-2 and
avenge a 7-6 loss to Hardee


early in the season.
This time, Palmetto struck
first, using a double to left field,
sacrifice ground-out and RBI
single to take a 1-0 lead. Hardee
tried to come back in the home
half of the first. With two down,
Kristina Garcia singled to left
field, but was left aboard.
The Lady Tigers were three
up, three down in the second
inning. Hardee left Taylor Bolin
on base after she had singled.
In the third inning. Palmetto
added a run on a pair of singles,
a walk and a double. One run-
ner was out on the way, but
another one managed to cross
home plate. It was 2-0.
Hardee had another chance in
the bottom of the third. Chelsea
Owens was left on base after
she had singled to right center
field.
Palmetto really let loose in
the fourth inning, plating five
runners on six singles and a
double, upping its lead to 7-0.
Hardee's first three up, three


down inning was in the bottom
of the fourth.
The Tigers added twin tallies
in the fifth inning on a pair of
doubles and a single and
Hardee went down in order.
Palmetto's first scoreless inn-
ing was. in the sixth, although
three walks left the bases
loaded.
Hardee picked up its first
score. Chelsey Steedley walk-
ed, Garcia singled to right and
Elvira Servin singled to left
center, while Steedley raced
home.
The Tigers picked up a final
four runs in the top of the sev-
enth on a walk pair of singles
and double.
Hardee got its final score in
the home half of the inning.
Sabrina Hernandez singled and
Amaris Garza and Steedley fol-
lowed suit, bringing Hernandez
home and making the final
score 13-2.




cises, explore career opportuni-
ties, attend Science Day and
Fine Arts Day, and visit local
attractions of educational inter-
est.
The ultimate goal of the sum-
mer program is to prepare stu-
dents for college, but it may
also improve their academic
performance and test scores
while in high school.
The program is free to quali-
fied applicants. Lunch is pro-
vided and transportation is
available on a limited basis
from Hardee Senior High
School and some locations in
Highlands County.
Applications are available at
the high school guidance de-
partments or by calling Judy
Semko at 863-784-7231 or Dr.
Kimberly Batty-Herbert at 863-
784-7329.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A summer bridge program is
open to students in 10th through
12 grade.
Offered to Hardee and High-
lands students, the South Flori-
da Community College pro-
gram is prepare students to take
dual enrollment or standard col-
lege courses.
An informational meeting
will be held twice, at the High-
lands County campus on April
.21 and the Hardee campus on
April 28. Both are at 6 p.m.


For those whose College
Placement Test scores are
slightly lower than the college
admission requirement, the pro-
gram runs June 22-July 30, 8:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Highlands
SFCC campus.
Using the theme, "Florida: A
Changing Lane," college facul-
ty will teach classes to improve
reading, writing, math and stu-
dent success skills, such as
note-taking, active listening and
test-taking.
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Living


HOSPITAL REPORT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Linda Adler, administrator of Florida Hospital Wauchula, on Tuesday, April 7, spoke to
Hardee High School senior Chelsea Harris on Thursday, April 2, spoke to the Wauchula the Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the Panda Restaurant. The local hospital recently bought
Lions Club about her family's recent trip to Israel and Jordan. Pictured (from left) are a $500,000 Toshiba CT scanner, opened a center for sleep studies at the old Pete's
Lionette Kyndall Robertson, Harris, and past Lions Club president Talmradge Albritton. Pharmacy building, upgraded its X-ray technology, expanded and improved the emer-
Harris is also secretary of the Hardee High Lionettes, which is sponsored by the Lions agency care department, bought new patient beds and upgraded the chemistry lab. The
Club. hospital has an average of 23.5 patients for the 25 beds, and one-third of the emer-
gency care if for indigents. FHW has 120 employees and is owned by Adventist Health
System. Pictured (from left) are Bo Conerly, Nell McCauley, Adler and club president
Thomas Trevino.
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new advertising slogans. Shown (from left) are Tom Barlett, Pat Barlett, Willia
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Time and again we see in Scripture how the devil tries to direct
our attention away from Jesus.
An example of this is found in John 9. Jesus was reclining at
dinner when a woman came up and anointed His head with oil. The
disciples were indignant. That oil was expensive. It could have
S,- been sold and the money given to the poor.
But the issue wasn't what kind of oil had been used. Or the
best way to take care of the poor. The issue was: who was being
anointed! How important was her simple act to Jesus. He said that
wherever the gospel would be preached in the whole world this act
of hers would be told!
Another example: Jesus and His disciples once were visiting in
the home of Mary and Martha. Martha vas irritated when Mary-
went in and sat at Jesus' feet to hear what He had t6 say, leaving'
Martha with, perhaps, the kitchen work. You will remember that
daughter Jesus told Martha, "Mary was chosen the better part and it will not
Coy of be taken away from her."
old on There is a power in the world that will give you all kinds of
good work to do as long as you do not give to Jesus the same kind
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Beth in all our conversations, in every opportunity to help and encour-
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald iand The Herald-
Advocate...
75 YEARS AGO
The Hardee County cucum-
ber season shipping season got
under way in earnest. Three
train-car loads have gone out,
besides many crates by express
or truck. The price, which be-
gan at $4 to $5 a bushel tub, has
dropped to $2.50-$3 for fancies.
Beans, tomatoes and white
squash had similar drops.
The seventh annual Flower
Show will be held in Wauchula
on April 18 under the direction
of the Garden Club. It will be in
the McCrory Building on Main
Street. Potted plants must be in
place Tuesday and cut flowers
by Wednesday morning.
A new law firm has opened in
Wauchula, with offices in the
Stenstrom Building over the
Royal Theatre. It will be known
as Maddox & Evers, being
composed of attorneys Clyde
Maddox and Joel Evers.
Chambless & Pearce, home
of groceries, meats and fresh
vegetables, offers a 13-egg
angel food cake for 37 cents,
Palmolive soap for five cents a
bar, mustard for 15 cents a quart
jar, and rib and brisket stew
meat for eight cents a pound.
50 YEARS AGO
At a special meeting Tuesday
night, the Wauchula City Coun-
cil obligated the city to provide
electric power, water and sew-
age disposal services for the
Riverview subdivision. Coun-
cilman Tommy Underwood,
who made the motion to ap-
prove it, said no cost estimates
had been discussed. Provision
of city services was needed to
get an FHA loan to build the
homes.
Twenty-nine cases crowded
the docket for county court plea
day on Monday. A majority of


them involved being drunk or
traffic violations. An all-points
bulletin has been issued by the
Florida Highway Patrol for a
1955 white-and-blue Ford,
stolen from in from of the tele-
phone office last Tuesday night.
The car is the fourth stolen in
Wauchula this year.
Another hearing has been
scheduled in the Board of
Public Instruction's lengthy
attempt to recover damages for
leaks in the gym roof. The suit
was filed over a year ago. The
board is seeking $8,000 in dam-
ages, claiming the company
guaranteed its work. The com-
pany, United Laboratories of
Ohio, says the board has no
right to complain since it ac-
cepted the work when it was
completed.
Starlight Theatre's choices
for the week include "Good
Day for a Hanging" in color
with Don Murray; "Prince
Valiant" in cinemascope and
color, starring Robert Wagner;
"Second Chance" with Robert
Mitchum; "Elephant Walk"
with Elizabeth Taylor; "Missis-
sippi Gambler" starring Tyrone
Power; and "Stranger in My
Arms" with June Allyson.
25 YEARS AGO
The Wauchula Library Board
completed its two-year study
calling the Ausley Memorial
Library "woefully inadequate."
Board Chairman Russell ex-
pressed thanks to the family and
estate of Mrs. Ausley for the
kind donation, "but like the
passing of the horse and buggy,
the old library has fulfilled its
purpose." It wants the county to
consider a county-wide facility
of at least 10,000 square feet
and a minimum budget of
$30,000 a year.
The Zolfo Springs Town
Council met Monday night in
special session to approve ap-
plication for a federal Farmer's
Home Administration Loan to
fund a sewer system and autho-
rized Mayor Robert Ballard to
sign it.


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Soon, all of Hardee County's
52 school buses will have
strobe lights. Positioned on the
vehicle's roof, the strobe light
provides motorists with an eye-
catching warning that a school
bus is near.
John Graham Ford's "Spring
Fever Specials" include a 1982
Ford Escort wagon for $5,995,
an 1983 Fairmont for $5,166
and a 1982 Granada for $6,495.
Other used vehicles on special
were a 1982 F-150 pickup
truck, one owner, low miles, for
$7,195; and a 1981 Bronco
four-speed transmission for
$8,495.
10 YEARS AGO
Hard hats will be the dress
code of the day for construction
workers at two local school
campuses. The Hardee County
School Board has approved
contracts for a new cafeteria at
Bowling Green Elementary
School at $1 million and 12
new classrooms for Hardee
Senior High School for $1.676
million."

Ferman Ford is hosting
Hardee County WalkAmerica
Day on Saturday as a fundraiser
for March of Dimes. The walk
will begin and end at Ferman
Ford at 8:40 a.m., with the five-
mile walk starting at 8:45.

Hardee County has renewed
its state of emergency due to
the extremely high heat index
and lack of rain. Water restric-
tions are being strictly enforced
and burning is only by permit
from the state Division of
Forestry.
Coldwel.l Banker Realty
offers 20 acres with a 3BR, 2
BA cedar frame home with a
six-stall horse barn for
$125,000; a two-bedroom two-
bath mobile home in Pioneer
Heights, fully furnished with
screened in-ground pool for
$44,500; and five acres on
Ratliff Road with frame home
for $38,500.


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Greetings from Fort Green!
We had our traditional Easter
cold snap just a little before
Easter. I can remember many an
Easter morning when I was
young and it would be so cold
on Easter morning, you would
have to wear your winter coat to
sunrise service. Back in the
'olden days, people really
dressed up for Easter. You
always had a new dress, gloves
and a pretty hat. You did not
wear white shoes until Easter
and never wore them after
Labor Day. Times have
changed!
Fort Green had a good Easter
egg hunt on Saturday before
Easter. There were 20 young-
sters to enjoy the festivities.
Plenty of grown-ups were on
hand to hide eggs and play
games with the youngsters. I
still believe in games!
Then on a serious note, Judy
Bargeron told the Easter story
using forgotten cookies. Sunday
morning, they got the cookies
out of the "tomb!" This was an
impressive way to tell the story
and then Carol Brown present-
ed the story to the youngsters in
a different fashion. Both were
very informative. After a hot
dog dinner the youth hunted the
eggs. I believe about 95 eggs
were hidden and hopefully all
were found! If not, when Sib
mows the yard, she will be the
lucky finder!
Our choir did a superb job
with the Easter special songs.
Arden Rawls usually directs the
choir on specials, but was a lit-
tle under the weather and not at
church, so Carol Brown just
stepped up to the plate and did a
super job.
Faye Chancey told me they
had a good fish fry with swamp
cabbage and all kinds of good
food when we were out of town.
She said Russ and Jewel Tim-
mons said to call us for the fish
fry, but alas, we were in north
Florida attending a gospel sing.
I sure wish the timing had been
better! She said they all were
there, even Drew and family
from Albany, Ga. I know they
had a wonderful time. They are
a large family and enjoy getting


April 16, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


together.
Justin Rawls left for the
armed forces on Monday. Keep
him in prayer. While you are
remembering him, please re-
member all the military. They
are the ones keeping our coun-
try free.
Lynda and Charles Abbott
and Amy Franks and sons, Jake,
Willie and David had a super
time on spring break. They
went to Blairsville and Vogel
State Park. Lynda said it
snowed all day Tuesday and
David and Willie fished all
sides of the river in Vogel. She
reported they all had a wonder-
ful trip.
Sharon Adams said it was
unbelievable the beautiful trees
on their recent trip to Georgia.
The dogwoods were blooming
and the azaleas were more
vibrant. Wisteria.was blooming
and hanging down from the
trees. You just don't know
which is the best time to go,
when everything is just waking
up and budding out or in the fall
when the leaves all turn color
before dropping off for the win-
ter!
Our church was full Sunday


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morning, with families visiting
for the day. It is always 'great to
see the families of church'mem-
bers and other visitors.
Margie Albritton wished her
brother, -Bud Abbott, a happy
birthday on Easter Sunday.
You wonder where does the
time fly. I could not believe he
is as old as he said! Of course to
me, he is still just a very young
man!
No one will need to cook this
Sunday morning as they can
just eat at church. After the
morning services, the youth
will be selling pulled pork sand-
wiches and dessert and proba-
bly other goodies for Sunday
dinner. This money will benefit
the youth for their planned
activities this summer. Please
plan on supporting them.
Please remember to pray for
all the sick.
Good friends, good books
and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
-Mark Twain
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Weightlifters Finish Up


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Some Hardee weightlifters
saved their best for last.
Three Wildcats had record-
best days at the Sectional quali-
fier kt Sebring last Thursday,
reported Coach Buddy Martin.
The only possible entrant for
the state meet April 25.
In a meet in which there were
a couple of dozen schools,
sophomore Jarrius Lindsey
placed third overall and may yet
qualify for state. The top two in
each division advance and those
in third place could win an at-
large bid against those around
the state. By Tuesday afternoon,
the Class IA list had not been
released.
Lindsey set his top record in
the 183-pound class, 540
pounds, improving 15 pounds
from just last week. He in-
creased the bench press to 290
pounds and the clean & jerk to
250.
Junior Jonathan Kelly also


had "a banner day." He had his
best-ever total of 440 pounds in
the 169-pound division. He in-
creased the bench press to 235
pounds, while maintaining the
C&J at 205 pounds.
Another to do his best yet
was senior Alex Lanier. He in-
creased his total from 470 to
490 pounds. He had 225 in the
bench and 265 in the C&J.
Junior Tyler Alden tied his
best with 510 total, 275 in the
bench and 235 in the C&J.
Alex Maldonado and Bladi-
mar Caballero tied their best
lifts of the season, Caballero
with a 260-pound total and
Maldonado in at 250 total.
Other Hardee lifters during
the season have been: senior
Postene Louisjeune; juniors
Jake Nowakowski, Lunior St.
Louis, Cody Hernandez, De-
van Harris, Nick Battles, Tony
Valdez and John Miller; sophs
Kevin Godwin, Brandon Darley
and Jimmy Vallejo; and fresh-
man Tony Moreno.


Letter To The Editor

Advance Medical Care

Decisions Are Important


Dear Editor:
Every day, you make hun-
dreds of decisions: What to
wear? What TV show to watch?
What to eat for lunch'?
But what about those hard
decisions, like what kind of care
do you want in a medical crisis
or who will speak for you if you
are unable?
April 16 is the second annual
National Healthcare Decisions
Day, a day set aside to highlight
the importance of advance
healthcare decision-making.
Fewer than 30 percent of
Americans have signed their
advance directives.
I urge all adults to fill out liv-
ing-will and advance care-sur-
rogate forms to guarantee that
their healthcare wishes will be
honored. People can pick up


these forms at the Good
Shepherd Hospice Community
Resource Center in Wauchula
or find them on the home page
of our Web site, www.good-
shepherdhospice.org.
I want to encourage readers
to take a few minutes to discuss
your advance care decisions
with your loved ones, and then
fill out your advance directives;
Let everyone close to you know
your wishes when you are
healthy so that they are not
unprepared in a medical emer-
gency.

Sincerely,
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Executive Director
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Wauchula


There's a lot of miscellaneous information to report this week.
Before getting to current news, there's some football news to
consider. The Florida High School Athletic Association has en-
dorsed the National Federation of State High Associations new
football rules. They become effective for the 2009 season.
Rule 9-4-3 has two rule changes. The first makes the horse-col-
lar tackle illegal. Grabbing the inside back or side collar of the run-
ner's shoulder pads or jersey and subsequently pulling the runner
to the ground will result in a 15-yard penalty from the succeeding
spot.
It will also be illegal to grasp an opponent's chin strap in addi-
tion to the face mask or edge of a helmet opening.
A change in Rule 9-8-3 says a maximum of three coaches may
be in the restricted area to communicate with players during dead-
ball situations, but they must retreat to the team box before the ball
becomes live.
Rule 9-8-1 mandates a three-minute warm-up period after the
conclusion of the halftime intermission and assesses an unsports-
manlike conduct penalty on the head coach if the team is not back
on the field prior to the start of this three-minute period.

In other football news, the spring classic will be May 29 at Lake
Wales. Practices don't begin until May 1.
Former Wildcat and University of South Carolina standout
Rashad Faison is holding a summer football camp June 1-5 with
only 50 slots available. Registrations will be accepted up to May 4.
The camp is for ages 6 to 14 and costs $100. All proceeds will go
to charity. For information, call Faison at 863-399-2686.

The revised final district assignments for swimming and diving,
golf, cross country and girls weightlifting have been announced.
Swimming/diving will be in Class IA-District 5, along with All
Saints' Academy of Winter Haven, Avon Park, Frostproof, Lake
Placid, Lakeland Christian, Mulberry, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic
and Lakeland Tenoroc.
Golf gets no good news, remaining in 1A-District 16 with
Sarasota Booker, Bradenton Christian, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney,
DeSoto, Lake Placid, Sarasota Out-Of-Door, Bradenton St.
Stephens, Sarasota Christian and Bradenton Southeast.
Cross country is a huge Class 2A-District 6 with Fort Myers
schools Bishop Verot, Cypress Lake, Dunbar, Gateway Charter and
South Fort Myers, Clewiston, DeSoto, Estero, Naples Golden Gate
and Lely, Immokalee, Cape Coral Island Coast, LaBelle, Lake
Placid and Bradenton Southeast.
Girls weightlifting is among 20 schools in Section 8 in the only
classification. Other schools are Avon Park, Bayshore, Booker,
Braden River, Punta Gorda Charlotte, LaBelle, Lake Placid,
Lakewood Ranch, Englewood Lemon Bay, Bradenton Manatee,
North Port, Palmetto, Port Charlotte, Sarasota Riverview, Sarasota,
Sebring, Southeast and Venice.

Dispensing with the extra news, interest turns to local news.
Hardee boys weightlifting has had a successful season. In the sec-
tional qualifier last week, three Wildcats, Jarrius Lindsey, Jonathan
Kelly and Alex Lanier all set their best of the season. Lindsey
placed third in his division and has an outside chance of going to
the state meet.

Both track teams and both tennis teams are in district meets this
week. Hopefully, we'll have good news from them for next week's
issue .
S.:Girls softball goes- .to district competition in Pajjmetto ne\l
Week, and the varsity.boys baseball havetdistriets the week-after at
Sebring. JV baseball picked up twin wins last week.
In this week's issue, we have schedules for girls softball leagues
which began play this week. The Dixie Belles, Ponytails and
Angels will play teams from the area as well as against themselves.
We hope to have rosters by next week.





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Don't Go To First Christian Church!
(Local Church Shuts Down Sunday Service
To Serve The Community)


The Church has left the
building! And on April 26th,
its community will be glad
they did. First Christian
Church is putting its faith into
action once again by suspend-
ing its regular Sunday service
to practice very purposeful
acts of kindness throughout
the community.
First Christian's congrega-
tion will be joining together to
paint, clean, remodel, put
together school kits and food
for the under-resourced, visit
the sick and elderly, feed the
homeless, assist widows and
much more. A total of 30 dif-
ferent projects will be com-
pleted during the normal serv-
ice time.
When asked about the up
coming day of service, Sr.
Pastor, Darin Canary stated,
"We're excited about how our
congregation has rallied to
support this special day of
service to our community.
Even though this is a one-day
project that has become an


annual event for our church,
our goal is that we will serve
the community and the under-
resourced everyday. We don't
want to just go to church... we
want to BE the church. We are
called by Christ to serve oth-
ers and reach out to those who
are hurting or need a helping
hand. Our mission statement
is simple: SEEK-GROW-GO.
That's what we are all about!
This is part of our GOING!
It's time we stop warming
pews and start putting our
hands and feet where our
mouth is. We think this annu-
al "Faith In Action" day is a
great way to do that and we
can't wait to see what God
will do through our willing-
ness to serve instead of being
served on April 26th."
If you would like to join
First Christian in their efforts
to serve, you can call the
church office at 773-9243 and
sign up for a service project
that you are willing to be a
part of.


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We understand boys baseball Majors and Dixie boys are start-
ing butdle-not have schedules or rosters yet.
We also have not been successful in getting any junior high vol-
leyball results and hope to do an overview before the season ends.

Men's Church League took last week off from softball but
resume this week, weather permitting.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail ime at news.heraldadvocate '@embarq-
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events which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon
Monday.


Mentoring Matters
By Gina Nedhofer
Mentor Manager


Hello, and welcome to "Mentoring Matters." I am pleased to
introduce this new column for The Herald-Advocate which will
focus on mentoring and its tremendous impact on the youth of
Hardee County.
Since its inception in 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun
Coast has grown from a small volunteer organization to its position
today as the leading youth mentoring organization in Southwest
Florida, with a history of serving more than 22,000 children. Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast serves youngsters in schools
and community locations throughout Hardee, Sarasota, Manatee,
Desoto, Highlands and west Charlotte counties.
Our mission is to help children reach their potential through
professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with
measurable impact. We provide mentoring to over 1,600 children
and families each year in the communities we serve.
In Hardee County, the need for mentors is great.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has served over 200
children in our community through the "Decisions to Win" pro-
gram at Hardee Senior High School and "High School Bigs" at our
elementary schools.
Please join me in the upcoming columns of Mentoring Matters
to learn about these programs and how you can help transform the
life of a child in our community.
Gina Neuhofer is a mentor manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of
the Sun Coast. She can be reached at (863) 448-2614.




On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular and
zoning session today (Thursday), beginning at 8:30 a.m. in
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of pub-
lic interest. Times are approximate except for advertised pub-
lic hearings.
Zoning hearings. One matter is rezone of 73 acres from
agriculture to farm-residential on U.S. 17, just south of Sterner
Road and east of Florida Avenue. Another is a variance to setbacks
on Horse Creek for a single-family dwelling on or about Solomon
Road. The third is a variance to setbacks on Cross Creek Lane for
a single-family dwelling, 8:35 a.m.
'-Three-)ear housing plan and resolution for ir, Janet Gilliard;
9:15 a.m. n ; ;, .
Proclamation of Florida 4-H Centennial Year, 9:30 a.m.
Amended health department fee schedule, Jim Griffin, 9:45
a.m.
Add local preference to the county purchasing manual.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


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April 16, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5B


'Cats Tame Tigers, Again


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was the only game they
won all week.
The flardee varsity Wildcats
had a"hard time focusing during
Spring Break week. The 'Cats
downed Palmetto on its field
and lost to Frostproof on the
road and DeSoto on the road
last week..
The season is winding down.
This week, the Wildctas hosted
Frostproof on Wednesday and
go to Sebring today (Thursday)
for a double-header, with the
JVs playing at 4 p.m. and varsi-
ties at 7:30.
Next is the season close-out
games, Senior Night at home on
Monday against Mulberry and
next Friday at Fort Meade in the
regular season finale.
District 10 playoffs are the
week of April 27-May I at
Sebring. Other teams in the dis-
trict are Avon Park, Braden
River, DeSoto, Sarasota Booker
and Palmetto. Hardee has beat-
en Booker, Avon Park and
Palmetto twice apiece, lost once
to Sebring, and lost twice to
DeSoto and Braden River.
HARDEE 4, PALMETTO 1
Against Palmetto, Hardee
had to snatch a come-from-
behind victory.
In the top of the first inning
Ben Krause and Kyle Ward
took a walk. A fielder's choice
of the bat of Conner Davis cut
down Ward for the third out of
the inning. The Tigers put one
run on the board on a solo
homer.
Both teams were scoreless in
the second inning. In the third,
Hardee took the lead. Carson
Davis doubled and Brek
McClenithan followed it with a
home run. Although Ward dou-
bled, he was left on base.
Palmetto left one on base, too.
In the fourth inning, an Adam
Cartwright hit left him on base
and Palmetto also stranded a
runner.
Hardee picked up two more
tallies in the fifth inning.
McClenithan singled and Scott
Donaldson homered, making it
a 4-1 game. A double-play eras-
ed Palmetto's chances to score.
In the sixth, Hardee started
swell with a Kalan Royal sin-


gle. Wintz Terrell was hit by a
pitch, but both batters were left
on base. A Palmetto walk left
one on base.
The seventh inning went by
smoothly. Hardee went one,
two, three and Palmetto left one
runner on base on a fielder's
choice out.
Senior Michael Dixon had
pitched a gem, facing 26 bat-
ters, allowing one run, the
homer among five hits, two
walks and stranding a half
dozen. For Hardee, there had
been twin homers and twin dou-
bles, but eight had struck out.
FROSTPROOF 7,
HARDEE 4
"And then we began to lose
our focus. We have to improve
on our focus," said Coach Steve
Rewis, of the trip to Frostproof
and visit from DeSoto.
At Frostproof, Hardee went
down in order in the first
inning. Ward struck out two
Bulldogs and another popped
out. A walk did no damage.
In the second stanza, Royal
singled but was the only runner
to get on base. Frostproof went
down in order.
In the third, a strikeout and
pair of 1-3 ground-outs took
care of Hardee. Frostproof got
three runs on the board on a pair
of walks, an error and five hits.
In the fourth, a double-play
erased Krause and Donaldson
and Ward singled but was left
standing at first.
The Bulldogs piled on four
more runs on three hits, two
walks and a wild pitch. It was 7-
0.
Hardee finally got on the
board in the fifth inning. Royal
started it with a single. Tyler
Robertson was safe on an error.
With one down, Carson Davis
singled and McClenithan fol-
lowed suit. When Krause
walked and Donaldson was safe
on an error, the first three run-
ners had made it 7-3 game. An
error left one Bulldog on base.
Hardee left two on base in the
sixth inning. Royal doubled and
Robertson took a walk, but they
only got as far as third and sec-
ond. A single left one Frost-
proof player on the base paths.
In its final at-bat, Hardee
added one more run when


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McClenithan singled, worked
his way around the bases on
ground-outs by Krause and
Donaldson and crossed. home
plate on a Ward single. A dou-
ble-play stopped Frostproof
from further scoring.
Ward had pitched five inn-
ings, facing 26 batters, striking
out four, walking four and giv-
ing up three hits. Four errors did
not help the cause. Kody Porter
came on in relief and saw eight
batters, striking out two and
giving up a walk.
Hardee finished with seven
hits, six strikeouts and a pair of
walks.

DESOTO 9, HARDEE 5
Hardee finished last week
with a Thursday visit from the
DeSoto Bulldogs, who won 9-5.
Most of the damage was done
in a first-inning bat-around that
put eight runs on the board.
After that, Hardee was in con-
trol and limited the Bulldogs to
one run while putting up five of
their own.
Hardee didn't get going until
the second inning. Conner
Davis singled, Royal doubled
and Terrell singled, with the
first two batters scurrying
home, making it an 8-2 game.
In the top of the first, a pair of
strikeouts and fly-out took care
of the Bulldogs, while Hardee
added a run. Ward was safe on
an error and Royal singled him
home. It was 8-3.
The Bulldogs left runners on
the corners in the fourth frame.
Hardee added another run.
McClenithan doubled, Krause
was safe on an error and a
Donaldson single scored
McClenithan to make it 8-4.
After holding DeSoto to three
up, three down in the top of the
fifth, Hardee picked up its final
run. Conner Davis was safe on a
shortstop's error. He was caught
stealing, but Royal drew a walk,
went to second on a Terrell sac-
rifice and came home on a
Dalton Farr hit.
In the top of the sixth, DeSoto
picked up an insurance score on
a pair of hits, an error and a
fielder's choice.
There was no more scoring,
and DeSoto went home with the
9-5 win. Each team had four
strikeouts.

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


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


Track
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Senior High
School track team has been
busy the last couple of weeks.
Beginning with the North
Port Invitational Meet on
March 27 the girls and boys
teams competed in the coed
relay.
The Cats defeated DeSoto,
Booker, Out of Door Academy,
Bayshore, Braden River and
Cardinal Mooney. The boys
team gained its ninth win of the
season and the girls team
earned its seventh.
According to Coach Don
Trew senior Carlos Ramirez led
the boys team in discus with a
throw of 140'6" and a 45'6" in
the shot put. Ramirez is current-
ly ranked seventh in the state
and Trew said that ranking
should improve.
Another Cat throwing the
shot put was Postene Louis-
jeune with a 41' effort. He also
just missed the 19' mark in the
long jump with 18'11.5".
Newcomer Antjuan Jones man-
aged a 19'1.5" in the long jump.
Jones also hit a 5'4" in the
high jump and a 37'9" in the
triple jump.
Coach Rod Smith said the


Keeps Running
girls team has been working was Brianna Aquila with the
very hard and placing high dur- height of 7'.
ing area competitions. Finishing fifth in the 400-
Mary Braddock threw an meter dash was Jalyn Smith
85'8" in the discus, placing sev- with a time of 1:02.67. She also
enth in the meet while Lacey placed fourth in the 8,00-meter
Garza placed ninth in the 100- run with 2:36.23 and'Aquila
meter hurdles with a time of came in at tenth with 2:49.39.
19:58. For the boys long jump,
Both the boys and girls teams Jones' made an effort of 18-
placed ih the top ten with the 08.75 and also did a 38-09 in
100-meter relay and in the 400- the triple jump. In shot put,
meter relay. Ramirez threw a 45'11" while
The next meet, the Tarpon Louisjeune came close with
Invitational, took place on April 45'01".
3 at Charlotte High School in Last week the Cats enjoyed
Punta Gorda. spring break and had a meet on
The girls team participated in Thursday, April 9, at the Se-
many events. Garza came in bring Invitational. The teams
ninth place out of 21 girls for traveled to North Port for dis-
the 100-meter hurdles with a tricts this week, on Tuesday.
time of 18:57. Coming in sev- Results for the meets were not
enth place in girls pole vaulting available by press time.


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This fund-raiser is to help with camp costs for the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders at Hardee Senior
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service on equipment. Must have
valid drivers license. Call (863)
773-2213 for application and/or
appointment. EOE DFWP. 4:16tfc


4BR/2.5BA PLUS bonus room, 9
1/2 acres. 863-773-4207 or 863-
781-5595. 3:26-4:16c


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3BR/2B 5 acres

w/2 deep wells, concrete
shop close to town.

- Shown by appt. only -


David 863-781-1226
or

Belinda 863-445-1061


Central Florida

Ranch & Grove

Realty, LLC

2bd/lbth Frame Home, 5 ac., Barn $119,000
3bd/1 bth cent a/c $99,000 Zolfo
3bd/ lbth fixer upper $85,000 Zolfo
lbd/1 bth cent a/c $89,500, ZZolfo
3bd/1 bth cent a/c, $69,000 Bwl Grn
'04 MH 3/2 grdn tub very nice $95,000
3/2 Briarwood extrmly nice $499,000
3/2.5 in-grnd pool on 13ac Dansby Rd ,
$249,000 & 10 ac cleared $15,000 per ac
or all for $399,000


IN C., REALTORS
I (863) 773-2128
[-', REALTORSS
"" IJOE L. DAVIS
^ ~1 1 JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
SREALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
!r ^' See more listings at,
Monica Reas www.joeldavis.com
(863) 781-7110 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.


3BR/2BA CB home has
spacious living rooms,
1,744SF total & 1,560SF
living area. Close to
schools & shopping.
$125,000!
3BR/1a GLDAlEfr-upper
in 2

Spacious 4BR/2BA home,
2-car garage, family room,
workshop. Beautiful,
Knollwood subdivision.
$179,000!
4BR/2BA frame home close
to schools. $55,000!
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is
native Florida land. Access
to Peace River provided by
another shared 5 ac par-
cel. $100,000!
12 ac w/SR 64 frontage.
Front of property is
cleared, back has trees.
Great for cattle or home-
site! $180,000!
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!
3BR/1BA CB home, cen-
tral A/C, city utilities,
hardwood floors, deep
back yard. Close to
schools, downtown and
shopping. $77,900!
PRICE REDUCED! New
Construction in Zolfo
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB,
1700 SF, carport, large
yard, tile & carpet.
$140,000!
Attractive 4BR/2.5BA
brick home in Golfview
Subdivision on 1 ac,
includes central vacuum,
gas fireplace, inground
pool, Jacuzzi tub. Listed
for $299,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


SANDY LARRISON....... 782-0130
MONICA REAS.. ...........781-7110


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DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
r LU.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, \VAUCHilLA, FL 33873


Joe L.Davis


PEACE RIVER FRONT-
AGE! 89 acs-nearly 1/2
mile fronts river. Cabin,
barn & 3 wells. 40 acs of
orange grove. Wildlife,
Live Oaks, excellent pas-
ture. Ideal for recreation
or horses. $846,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
location on US17N for this
C-2 zoned property on
almost 1 ac! CB bldg has
1560SF, 4 offices, lobby
area, kitchen, restrooms on
landscaped lot. $310,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
Beautiful country setting,
lots of wildlife. 22 acs
located halfway between
Wauchula & Avon Park
has 2-story 3BR/2.5BA CB
home w/fireplace & large
screened in back porch.
$389,900!
PRICE REDUCED! Near
Lake Francis! 3BR/1BA
home on 0.72 ac lot in
Lake Placid. Roof & A/C
are fairly new. Furniture is
included. Three utility
sheds, a pole barn, and a
back yard pond. Wild
turkeys and deer frequent-
ly visit. NOW $69,000!
Beautiful 2006, 3BR/2BA
CB home on large corner
lot includes extra lot. Tray
ceiling in master BR, dis-
play shelves, rounded wall
corners, walk-in master
shower, fenced back yard.
$229,000! Sellers would
welcome ALL OFFERS!
9.6 acs w/330' of
frontage on SR 64 in east-
ern Hardee Co. Zoned A-1.
$150,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Large
office building w/5,432SF
total & 3,788SF A/C.
Plenty of warehouses for
storage! 1t ac lot, zoned C-
2 w/100ft frontage on
US17S Wauchula. $600,000!


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


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3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH home on
1.96 acres, central air & heat,
work shop, carport, nearly new
metal roof, $139,900. 773-3675.
4:16-5:14p



SWEET ONIONS U-pick, 400
each or 15 for $5.2949 Center Hill
Road (take SR 62, 4.5 miles west
of Hwy. 17). 863-325-4876.
4:16-23p
25PCS. 3 FT. by 16 ft. 7 inches,
white galvanized roofing, metal,
new, $500 OBO. James after 5:00
(863) 375-9906. 4:19-166p



2009 3/2 bafios casa movil a solo
$39,900 financiamento disponible
Ilame 863-612-6511. 3:19-4:16p


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 bafios Nueva's
28x70 a solo $49,900. Incluendo
Ilevada y aire central Llame ya.
863-612-6511. 3:19-4:16p



PERSONAL PROPERTY of Tillie
Henry Joseph Hernandez will be
sold pursuant to warehouse-
man's lien. Said sale will be at
Bowling Green Storage, 5020
Hwy. 17 North, Bowling Green,
Florida. 9 a.m., April 27, 2009.
4:9-16p


HappyHome ,Apartments ,

IV Lovelvi K2 BR apartments
Sa available
Great location in Fl. teaode

^ 1BR 1B Apartments '


(Fully furnished. Cable Included on 1BR- IBath Only)

K 2BR -1B Apartments

$550.00/month
s(Unfurnished)

Deposit Relquired. For information call Sheila at
285-7203 214-5645
375-9988


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PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Fidemlo Salazar, James Turner,
Adam Newman, Megan Mitchell,
Ben Rucker, Cheryl Moody,
James Carlton, Pamela Johns,
Jaely Revell will be sold pursuant
to warehouseman's liens. Said
sale will be at B&J Self-Storage,
667 South 5th Ave., Wauchula,
Florida at 11 a.m., April 27, 2009.
4:9-16p



AKC/AKA REGISTERED toy poo-
dies, 3 females, 1 male, ready
soon. 773-9754. 4:16p


DeSoto County






www.landcallnow.com -
1-941-778-7980/7565 5

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-lleadboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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863-397-9840
354 Bostick Road Bowling Green, FL

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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
3.4 Acres with 3000 sq.ft. metal building com-
prised of a-2B/1Bth apartment (800 sq.ft.) and
2200 sq.ft. workshop with commercial wiring;
roll down door; busy highway frontage.
$135,000 Call Delois for more details
REDUCED PRICE for this 41/3Bth home with
fireplace; hardwood floors, large storage area;
plus garage apartment; walking distance to
schools, shopping and more. $85,800
MAKEAN OFFER TODAY on this 24x44 D/W
mobile home; quiet location; new Smithbuilt
shed with electricity and 12x16 porch. $73,000
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
Great neighborhood for this C/B Stucco home;
4B/3Bth, family room with fireplace, stainless
steel appliances in large kitchen, lovely yard
with underground sprinkler system. A MUST
SEE! $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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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038 "
www.lambertrealty.net ,
Doris Lamnbert
COUNTRY SETTING for this C/B Home on 11
acres! 3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed porch;
flowing 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 OFFERSS CONSIDERED. Call
Delois today.

5 acres with fruit trees, large oaks and 1 acre
pond; this would make a lovely home site.
$110,000

Beautiful 5 acre tracthome site with paved road
frontage; make an offer on this 5 acre tract.
Listed at $90,000

EASTERN IIVARDEE 14.74 acres, nice sloping
tract with laue pond; some native trees; very
secluded. $V1,000

Duette Arta 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


1.. SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker I
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


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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


lick, 400
enter Hill
iles west


SWEET ONIONS U-Fp
each or 15 for $5. 2949 C
Road (take SR 62, 4.5 m
of Hwy. 17). 863-325-487


ARE YOU RECEIVING payments
on a mortgage? I buy mortgages.
863-832-1984. 4:2-30p
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. 941-
812-1608, $13,000 OBO.
3:26-4:23p



WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
3BR/1BA 2 car garage with car-
port on 3/4 acre, outside pets OK,
$500 deposit, $700 month.
Available on April 20, 720 East
Bay St. 816-206-9483. 4:9-5:7p


6. MODERN LARGE DUPLEX in
4:16-23p Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
E each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc


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FOR RENT 4BR/2BA Golfview
Subdivision, $1,095 a month +
deposit of $1,500. Call 863-458-.
0551. 3:26-4:23p
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR.
RENT. 773-6667. 4:16c
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
$300 ELECTRIC INCLUDED! Nice
furnished 1 bedroom country:
apartment. 954-629-4486. 4:16p
2BR/2BA CB, privacy fence, shed,
inside laundry, remodeled interi-
or, $750 plus $400 security. 863-
735-1339. 4:16p
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.
4:16p


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Spring Special
Get your mowers, weedeaters & chainsaws
ready for the upcoming season
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829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


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863-375-4081
863-474-1172


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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173
Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627 .
Jessica Smith, Associate 781-1186 ej
Richard Dasher, Associate 781-0162
Manpv C-raft Assciate R-32070 Donna Steffens


Victor Salazar, Associate
Jerry Carlton, Associate


245-1054
781-3608


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


COUNTRY HOME!! 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath
total 1,758 sq ft Only $125,900

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, Refrigerator, 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. $108.900

9.7 Acres for camping or hunting!!! Only
$32,500

WHAT A BUY!! Double Wide, 3BR, 2 Bath
M/H with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher,
washer and dryer, 12x28 screened porch,
Utility shed, with EXTRA LOT Within the
City of Wauchula. ONLY $74.500 Call
Nancy!!


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
Reduced!! $70.000 Call Donna!! Nice 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath concrete block home on large
lot.
PLENTY OF ROOM TO ROAM!! On this 5.68
acres for farm Animals and horses, including a
Beautiful Home with 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths.
PRICE REDUCED! $149.000
WHAT A BUY!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, front Porch
and Large fenced back yard in a nice neighbor-
hood, 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
ONLY $68.0000!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile
Home on Downing Circle includes stove, refrig-
erator, 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


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!!
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 ct4:16c


Gator Heati'ng & Air Condi'tl'onl'ng

Service and Repair


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The


Classifieds


1BR TRAILER, window A/C, $400
includes garbage, water, yard
maintenance, $100 security, no
pets, SR 62.773-4726. 4:16p
3/2 1700 sq. ft, family room,
remodeled, barn, in town. 207 N.
10th ave, $900 month. 863-781-
9140. 4:16-5:14p
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more Information. 4:9tfc
"* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low 'deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habia espanol.


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ATTENTIONi 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


KITCHEN CABINETS Build,
reface, remodel countertops.
Free estimates. 873-8086.
S4:9-5:7p


ALL TYPES OF construction. No
job too small. RB29003410. 863-
773-1109. 4:16-23p
GATOR HEATING & AIR CONDI-
TION Service & Repair. 863-397-
9840. 4:9-5:7p
CORHN'S LAWN SOLUTIONS -
mowing, edging, pruning, tree
trimming, seasonal, annual. Call
863-993-1889. Bobby Corhn
owner/operator. 4:9-5:7p
OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR -
Boat rigging & trailer repair. The
Boat Shop, 863-633-8516 Griffen
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
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. Li6#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 13:19-5:21p


LONEsTAR
CONSTRUCTION CORP.
CUSTOM HOMES STEEL BUILDING
REMODELING' CONCRI TE
GENERAL CONTRACrOR
Licv 2YI110.61k
863-773-4779
"QUALITY \ ORK .\T AN AFFORDABLE PRICE'"
BRING US YOURLOWEST COMPETITORS PRICE ci4:ie6



ROBERT E. BLACmRmon SEPTIC, LLC
New Installation Drain Field Repairs
FREE ESTIMATES
863-491-9500 OR 863-990-1099


Robert E. Blackmon, Ow
License #SR0951198


ner. Bpx 1591
14 io-0oc Arcadia, FL 34265


Full Time. $9.00/hr plus mileage and benefits.
Must have dependable transportation, FL
Drivers License and proof of auto insurance.
Duties include providing Personal Care,
Respite, Homemaker and Chore services in the
homes of elderly residing in Hardee County.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310 N. 8th Ave.,
Wauchula. 773-2022 EOE, DFW c14:16,23c


HELP WANTED
DEPUTY
$34,660 -$38,110
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is seeking Florida
Certified Law Enforcement Officers. Applicants must
possess a current certification in Law Enforcement
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and Stand-
ards Commission. Applicants must successfully conm-
plete the personnel selection process set forth by the
Sheriff's Office/.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office by Noon, April 24, 2009, at 900 E.
Summit St., Wauchula, FL, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. If other accommodations are
necessary, call the Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0394 to
make arrangements. EOE 6
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NOW RENTING!

THE PALMS APTS.

3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Ask About Our Move-In Specials!!
Monthly rent from $585 + utilities
Handicap equipped units available.
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:00 pm 5:00 pm

For Rental Info & Applications

o Call

863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Opportunit) Employer and Provider ci49.30c


W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc. -
Land clearing demolition tree
removal; Fencing barbed wire,
field fence, board fence; Tractor
work bush hog, disc. Code
enforcement clean-up discount.
Ag pole barn construction. Will
Smith, owner/operator. 863-781-
0158 or 863-773-3557. 4:9-9:24p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C.
Wilson 863-767-5349. 4:2-8:20p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call. Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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STARTING AT $65
--1 Signature Divorce
-- Missing Spouse Divorce
Covering ALL Areas
1-888-705-7221
(Established 1992) "


Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs


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Hardee Car
Buy Here -




I $500
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Must Bring C
Wauchula
Frst National
Bank)


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
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

We grow by love... others
are our nutriment.
-William Ellery Channing


(863) 735-1495


Company
Pay Here




OFF

,ith Coupon I
uponn
Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


CHARLIE CREEK ESTATES com-
munity auction, Saturday, April
25, 10 a.m., 1235 Bluejay Road,
Wauchula. Info call 863-781-6483
or 773-4428. 4:9-23p



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

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^Services
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10,Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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SMALL PUPPY for disabled adult.
To donate please call 767-8822.
4:16c


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 3-family,
4044 Dixieanna, BG. Something
for everyone. 4:16p
S/S REFRIGERATOR with water,
ice on the door, $200; some
refrigs. for $100; some with ice
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PROBLEM SLEEPING?


COURTESY PHOTO
Florida Hospital-Heartland staff check out one of the two sleep labs at the Wauchula
Outpatient Center and Center for Sleep Studies on Carlton Street In the former Pete's
Pharmacy building. Adjacent to the local hospital, the center has room to add other
outpatients services later this year. The Center for Sleep Studies offers two of these
beautifully decorates sleep labs, which are tech-monitored at night to target sleep dis-
orders. For more information, contact the Center for Sleep Studies at 863-0887.




Tennis Teams Go District


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee High tennis sea-
son is nearly over.
All that's left is the district
playoffs, which started on Mon-
day and continue through today
(Thursday).
Hardee is hosting the Class
2A, District 9 playoffs at the
Wauchula City Courts on West
Oak Street. The girls teams
played on Monday and Tues-
day, and the boys teams played
yesterday and will finish today
(Thursday)..
, Other teams in the district are
Avon Park, Sarasota. Booker,
Braden River, DeSoto, Pal-
metto, Sebring and Lake Placid.
Hardee's final regular season
matches were at home last
Thursday against Lake Placid,
with the matches split. Hardee
.girls won 4-3 and the boys lost


At number one singles, senior
Clara Durrance got things going
with a marathon 5-7, 6-1, 10-7
victory over Jessica Landers.
Classmate Shelby Durrance
kept it up with a 6-2, 6-3 win
over Tara Henderson 6-2, 6-3.
Junior Kayla Woods went
three long sets against Jolitza
Serrano, who won 2-6, 6-4, 10-
5. At number four singles, soph
Kate Krause picked up another
Hardee win, 6-2, 6-1 over
Johneesia Sholtz. Junior Heath-
er Kouns finished the singles in
a tough 6-4, 6-2 loss to Deta.
Waller.
Hardee and Lake.Placid split
the girls doubles. Durrance/-
Durrance lost 8--6 .to .Landers/-
Henderson, while Woods/-
Krause won 8-3 over Wallet/-
Weslee Davis.
The boys team was hampered


by the absence of usual number
one Joe Porter and number five
Justin Fones. As a result, every-
one had to move up a position.
. Soph Dylan Justice played at
number won in a 7-5, 6-0 loss to
Martin Oseguera. Soph Kyle
Bodeck lost a toughie 7-6 (5),
6-1 to Andy Olivares.
Senior Dusty Spears got
Hardee going at number three
singles 6-1, 6-1 over Michael
Trujillo. Junior Dominique
Allen took Michael Sweat in a
marathon 7-5, 4-6, 10-8. At
number five singles, soph
Hunter Henderson lost 6-0, 6-3
to Jacob Underwood.
Again, the doubles matches
were split. Bodeck/Spears won
number one, 8-3 ouer Oseg-
uera/Trujillo, while Allen/Juan
Mier tost in aflextra game to
Olivares/Evan Chaput 9-7.


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HJHS Volleyball
JV Baseball
Varsity Baseball


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April 20 HJHS Volleyball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Mulberry HOME 7:30 p.m.
April 20-24 Softball Districts Palmetto Away TBA
April 23 HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
April 24 Regional Track North Port Away TBA
Varsity Baseball Fort Meade Away 7:30 p.m.
April 25 Weightlifting State Meet Away TBA
April 27 HJHS Volleyball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
April 27-30 Baseball Districts Away TBA






Have A Chair?


Decorate, Donate It


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
For many people, cuddling up
in a comfy chair and reading
a good book is all the vacation
they need; a chance to get away
from the day-to-day strug-
gles and dive into a different
world.
Folks throughout the commu-
nity are coming together to cre-
ate and auction off some comfy
and creative chairs to make sure
that the Hardee County Public
Library continues to "provide
and thrive."
In order to participate, local
artists paint or decorate their
own personal chairs with a
theme and then donate the chair
to the auction. Once the chair
has been donated, it will be put
on display in the middle of the
library. People can come in and
bid on the chairs.
All bids must be placed in the
bid book at the front desk. It is
recommended that all bidders
leave their 'email addresses so
'the library can contact them.
Clubs or organizations are
welcome to decorate a chair as


S. PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
A wild brawl between the Gators and the Seminoles has
broken out at the Hardee Public Library as the bidding on
two chairs continues to skyrocket.


well. The Hardee Senior High
Lionettes and Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps have
already donated their creative
. works of art. ,
All proceeds from rthe silent
auqtion will go to the funding of
programs and projects for the


library. Chairs will be accepted
until the end of the auction,
which will be sometime in mid-
A pril. .. - - . .-_
_ For more information, please
call Dee Shackleford at 773-
6438 or go to www.hcpl.word-
press.com.


Florida


So America Grows


"For three generations my family has worked in Florida
phosphate-my father, his father and now me. And, I hope
my kids will too. I study the natural balance between the
water and land. I'm proud that we recycle 95 percent of the
water we use and plant nearly a million trees each year.
It's a good way of life, with respect for the land. You might
just say it's a family tradition."


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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 Spoi ts 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 Ist & 3rd ............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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
Ist Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............ 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ......... :.......9:45 a:m.
Morning Worship ................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.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer................7:00 p.m
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
-BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ...... .........9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...............1... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.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 ..................11:00 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. CIIURCII
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 CHURCHt
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Conmn.
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11..... :00 a.m.
Disciples Training................ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...................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.
lrnig W prs p ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening WosA ip ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
..............................................6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
English 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 Groups
Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call.for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.ni.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
EveningWorship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men 'y Leadewrship & 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 ..................10100 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............... 6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
............................................. 10 :00 a.m .
Wednesday Family Night Supper
............................................... 5:00 p.m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
................................................ 5:45 p.nt.
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.fm .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band.................... 6:45 p.m
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast....................1...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 ...,.............J10100 a.mr
Morning Service .... ... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......... ;..:.....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m'
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School,....:...............9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ....*.........*..1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ....... ..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ....7:00p.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 Min........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service.... ................ 1:00 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....1 1:00 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 .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
.Sunday School ...8..9...i.-.:...-. 45 a.m.
MorningjWpphip .......q,. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ............... 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
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 .............1... 1:00 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 CHIIURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ..................................9:00 a.m .
Holy, Days ....................................

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


205 S. 1th 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.

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

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 ... ....................1... 0:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA-BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Worship.......... ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening................ .................. 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House.Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.... .....10t00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.

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

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ..................1... 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........................ 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................1... 1:30 a.m .

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











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,E Garden Dirt
By Joyce Butsch
'.- Master Gardener

Spring has officially arrived along with renewed enthusiasm to
get out and dig in the dirt.
One of the lessons I've learned is the importance of keeping
track of my gardening projects. I do this by keeping a gardening
journal. Over the years my journal has taken many forms. I've used
notes written on scraps of paper, spiral notebooks, calendar pages,
and even a fancy illustrated Garden Journal from the Hallmark
store.
I recommend all gardeners, beginners and experienced, keep a
garden journal. It doesn't matter what form you use for your jour-
nal; the recorded info will be a history of garden successes and fail-
ures. This journal information tweaks my memory of what is plant-
ed where for easy identification when new green shoots appear in
the spring. I sketch my garden bed designs along with memos to
myself of what changes I need to make. Try keeping a garden jour-
nal and see how much fun it can be. It is a valuable tool for all gar-
deners.
The Current Garden
The oak leaves should be raked off of lawns and hopefully
composted or used as mulch by now. I recycle my newspapers by
placing a heavy layer around my plants, wetting them down,
adding a light layer of oak leaves and then a light layer of pur-
chased mulch to hold down the leaves and make the beds more
attractive. Keep your mulch at 2-3 inches deep to keep the plant
roots cool during the hot summer months. Mulch conserves mois-
ture during dry weather and minimizes weeds in landscape beds.
April is the time to divide clumps of bulbs or herbaceous
perennials to expand garden beds or share with gardening friends.
Remember when mowing your lawn to mow at recommended
height:
St. Augustine & Bahia: 3-4"
Centipede: 1.5-2.0"
Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5
Things to plant now:
Vegetables corn, peppers, tomatoes, beans, okra,
squash and cucumbers.
Bulbs cannas, caladiums and day lilies
Herbs basil, chives, coriander, dill, ginger, sweet
marjoram
Flowers cosmos, verbena, coleus, celosia, Gerber
daisies and yellow iris,
The Blooming Garden
If you were the lucky recipient of a beautiful pot of Easter
lilies, now is the time to plant them out in the yard. Pick a spot
where they will get afternoon shade.
My rose bushes are in bloom and. looking good. These low-
maintenance roses thrive with minimal care and that is what they
get in my garden. Roses need direct sunlight for at least six hours
a day. If some shade cannot be avoided, a location that supplies
morning sunlight is best. Morning sun dries the dew and decreases
the chance of fungal disease.
The Herb Garden
If you haven't already added herbs to your garden you are
missing ant enjoyable experience. Pick a sunny spot for the plants
and you will be rewarded with enjoyable aromas, sights, textures,
and tastes. The fresh herbs from your garden can be a wonderful
addition to cooking flavorful meals.
The Archair Garden ,. .
i-"The water shortage iFlorida has ifri ried' the interest in
Ladve plants for gardens. A good lead to get you started is "Native
Florida Landscaping" by Dan Walton and Laurel Schiller, 2007
Pineapple Press, Inc., Sarasota, Fl.
-Happy Gardening!
"He who plants a garden plants happiness." (Chinese proverb)
Joyce Butsch is a master gardener and is a member of the Wau-
chula Garden Club, which meets the third Wednesday of each
month at the Wauchula Woman's Club building.




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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
April 12, Michael Rosendo Torres, 34, of 3455 Virginia Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manel Zuniga and charged with
grand theft of a vehicle and fleeing to elude an officer with disre-
gard for safety.
April 12, criminal mischief on Ridge Rained Road and a theft
on Tangelo Circle were reported.
April 11, Bernabel Salvador, 22, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with fraud -
giving a false ID to an officer, shoplifting petit theft and con-
tempt of court.
April 11, a residential burglary on Wild Turkey Lane, a tag
stolen on Hanchey Road, a vehicle stolen on Deer Run Drive and
criminal mischief on Dansby Road were reported.
April 10, .Cornelio Dean Escalante, 21, of 680 Murphy Road,
Ona, was arrested by Dep. Mixon.Trammell on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
April 10, Rashad Devon Bessent, 22, of 703 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a charge of
violation of probation.
April 10, Francisco Salas, 53, of 6053 Crewsville Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
April 10, Jassmaire Evelisse Aviles, 23, of 8331 Paddlewheel
St., Tampa, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation
of probation.
April 10, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
April 9, David S. Wuebbenhorst, 43, of 1241 Morgan Grice
Road, Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of violation of proba-
tion.
April 9, Berardo Carrillo, 29, of 4212 Nursery Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charge with larceny
and dealing in stolen property.
April 9, Raymond Mark Medrano, 30, of 2523 Garza Road,
Zolfo Springs, and Seledonio Lozano, of 803 Boyd Cowart Road,
Wauchula, were arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription. Medrano was also
charged with fleeing to elude an officer in a patrol vehicle. Lozano
was also charged by Dep. Mixon Trammell with kidnapping and
felony battery resulting in bodily hard.
April 9, a vehicle stolen on Ratliff Road, criminal mischief on
Circle Drive and a theft on Redbird Lane were reported.
April 8, Robert Trevino, 24, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested by DTF and charged with sale of methamphetamine with-
in 1,000 feet of a specified area, trafficking in ampheta-
mine/methamphetamine, smuggling contraband into a detention
facility, possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
April 8, Heather Pavolini,'20, of 979 Steve Roberts Special,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin on a charge
of violation of probation.
April 8, Shelby Casey, 39, of 935 Cecil Durrance Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Det. David Drake and charged with grand
larceny of a firearm, dealing in stolen property and fraud giving
a false owner information in pawning items.
*: April 8, a residential burglary on Nursery Road, and criminal
mischief on Kazen Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported.
April 7, Karlos Santana Smith, 36, of 315 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
April 7, Lucas Dean Page, 35, of 4322 Tammy Lee Lane,
Lakeland, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Martinez on a charge of
violation of probation.
April 7, Raul Garcia, 42, of 310 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession of marijua-
na.
April 7, Maria Elena Ramirez, 58, of 3531 Palmetto St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on charges of contempt of
court and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
April 6, David Eugene Spencer, 27, of 10912 Milbry Court,
Gibsonton, was arrested by Capt. James Hall on a charge of viola-


tion of probation.
April 6, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 North, and thefts
in two locations on U.S. 17 North and on Steve Roberts Special
were reported.
An entry in this section last week contained an error on the
address. It should have said: Jay William Grimsley, 24, of 308
Riverside Dr, Wauchula was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison.and
charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony
domestic battery.
WAUCHULA
April 12, Isidro Velazquez Cervantez, 32, of 601 E. Fourth St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. John' Nicholas and charged
with resisting an officer without violence, refusal to sign citation,
possession of a forged license or vehicle ID and no valid license.
April 11, Alfonso Pablo, 37, of 305 Carlton St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly
intoxication, resisting an officer without violence and violation of
a municipal ordinance open container law.
April 11, Simon Arcos, 28, of 612 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia.
April 11, Melissa Gunn Davenport, 36, of 2881 Harney Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with
possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance
without a prescription.
April 11, criminal mischief on South First Avenue was report-
ed.
April 10, Julie Byers, 43, of 2298 Ralph Smith Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Frank Yodonis on an out-of-county
warrant.
April 10, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
April 9, Brian Edward Mizrahi, 20, of 1313 Mockingbird
Road, Wauchula, Tiffany Ann Lemay, 19, of 212 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, Travis Carson Quinn, 19, of 323 Melendy St.,
Wauchula, and Daniel Shoffner, 19, General Delivery, Wauchula,
were arrested by Sgt. John Eason and each charged with trespass-
ing on a structure or conveyance. Quinn was charged with posses-
sion of marijuana and Mizrahi was charged with possession of mar-
ijuana with intent to sell or manufacture.
April 9, Joe Anthony Valdez, 23, of 523 W. Hancock St.,
Lakeland, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whaley and charged with
larceny and driving while license suspended.
April 9, a residential burglary on North Fourth Avenue and a
theft on Saunders Street were reported.
April 8, Gerardo Eric Guerrero, 23, of 1051 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
April 8, Everardo Maldonado, 28, of 2150 Stansfield Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with lar-
ceny petit theft.
April 8, Ronald Lee Boyd, 48, of Wauchula, was arrested by
Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with disorderly intoxication and
trespassing on a structure or conveyance.
April 8, thefts on West Main Street and on U.S. 17 South were
reported.

April 7, Salvador DeJesus, 42, of 2028 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohannan on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant.
April 7, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South was reported.
April 6, Bernardino Torres, 26, of 156 Hanchey Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith on an out-of-county
warrant.
April 6, a business burglary on. U.S. 17 South, fights on
Carlton Street and,.,West,.Qrnge Street, criminal mischief on
Saunders Street andt. theftion West Main Street werereported.
BOWLING GREEN
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 25-2008-CA-000451
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plairgiff,
vs.
JOSEPH W VICKERS II; BRANDY
L. VICKERS; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 6 day of
April, 2009 and entered in Case
No. 25-2008-CA-000451, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit In and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff
'and JOSEPH W VICKERS II;
BRANDY L. VICKERS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF COURTHOUSE
at the Hardee County Courthouse
in Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00AM,
on the 29th day of April, 2009, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
Lot 1& 2 Block 8, of A M
Chester's Addition, Hardee
County, Bowling Green,
Florida and

The South half of the East
half of Grace Drive from the
East side of an existing
alley (said alley running
North and South) to the
railroad located within the
City of Bowling Green,
Hardee County, Florida.
Said property located in A
M Chester's addition to the
City of Bowling Green; and
The North half of the East
half of Grace Drive from the
East side of an existing
alley (said alley running
North and South) to the
railroad located within the
City of Bowling Green,
Hardee County, Florida.
Said property located in A
M Chester's Addition to the
City of Bowling Green, and
Lot 10 Less 29 Feet off
North side, Block 1, A M
Chester's Subdivision, to
City of Bowling Green,
Hardee County Florida.
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.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL.
33873 or Telephone Voice (863)
773-4174 prior to 'such proceed-
Ing .
Dated this 6 day of April, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
IN AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252009CA
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

1991 FORD MUSTANG,
VIN#1 FACP41 E8MF160503


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GABRIEL ROMERO, Al
OTHERS CLAIMING AN
EST IN OR TO THE PRO
DESCRIpED BELOW.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED t
action for forfeiture of the
ing described personal p
in Hardee County, Florida:
1991 FORD MUSTANG
VIN#1 FACP41 E8MF160
has been filed against you
Petitioner, THE CITY
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, F
DEPARTMENT, and yo
required to serve a copy
written defenses, if an
Kenneth B. Evers, Petit
attorney, whose address
Office Drawer 1308, Wai
Florida 33873-1308, on or
May 11, 2009, and to file th
nal with the Clerk of this
either before service
Petitioner's attorney or Ir
ately thereafter; other
default will be entered agair
for the relief demanded in tt
tion.
DATED on April 3, 2009.
B. HUGH BR
As Clerk of thi
By: C. Ti
as Deputy


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.

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of.
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on March 16, 2009, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 29th
day of April, 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#FLFLIAF407010437,
Title#42226538.

DATED this 8 day of April, 2009.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida


By: Conn
Depi


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIR(
AND FOR HARDEE CC
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: 252009C
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRIN
municipal corporation of
State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
v.
THE FLORIDA COMMER(
COMPANY, a body politi
corporate of the State of
by its last known surviving
of Directors, living or dec
and all unknown individu
entitles claiming an inter
f'throagh, or underr The Fl
Commercial Company, a
politic and corporate or
asserting a claim adverse
Plaintiff herein,,
Defendants.

PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF

TO; THE FLORIDA COMIC
COMPANY
And all parties claiming
by, through, under or agi
THE FLORIDA COMIC
COMPANY

and all parties having or
to have any right, title, o
in the property herein d
CURRENT ADDRESS UN
4A ST KNOWN ADDRE
KNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
action to quiet title to real
sonal property on the
n.ro-rt. in Hlardee


propwny in naruee
4:9.16c Florida:
)F THE All of Block City Park
UIT between 4th Avenue
)UNTY, 5th Avenue and bet
Orange Street (US Hig
17) and Suwannee S
000201 Town of Zolfo Spr
Hardee County, Florid

has been filed against
1. you are required to serve
S nal of your written def
any, with the Hardee Cou
of this Court within 30 d
the first date of publication
ND ALL serve a copy on F
INTER- Attorney, Michael H. Rosi
IPERTY Law Firm of Saxon,
Carraway & Gibbons, PA
Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
hat an FL 33602, within 30 days
follow- first date of publication; o
property a default will be entered
you for the relief demand
complaint. Respond by 4
G,
)503 Dated: 3-19-09
by the B. HUGH B
OF AS CLERK OF THE
POLICE
u are By: Conr
of your As Dep
ny, on
toner's In accordance with the An
is Post Disabilities Act, persons
uchula, abilities needing a special
before modation to participate in
o orlgi- ceeding should contsa
i Court Administration at telephone
a on ber 1-863-773-4174, not I
mmedi- seven (7) days prior to
vise a ceeding. If hearing I
net you (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,c
he peti- (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Relay Service.


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UNIVERSITY VISIT


COURTESY PHOTO
On March 25, students from Hardee, DeSoto, and Highlands counties traveled to the University of Central Florida, in
Orlando, for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit program that provides scholarships to low-income children of the
community. The 39 students learned about university admissions and procedures, toured campus buildings and
dorms, and were treated to a luncheon on campus. Take Stock in Children scholars must maintain satisfactory
grades, attendance, good behavior and must remain drug and crime free to receive the scholarship. For information
on the program, call Irene Castanon at 863-453-3133.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 25-2008-CA-000651

COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., D/B/A
COLONIAL NATIONAL MORT-
GAGE
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT F. MARTINEZ, et al.
Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE


Notice is hereby given that, pur-
lie Coker suant to a Final Judgment of
uty Clerk Foreclosure or Order dated April
6, 2009, entered in Civil Case
4:16.23. Number 25-2008-CA-000651, in
'OF THE the Circuit Court for HARDEE
CUIT IN County, Florida, wherein COLO-
)UNTY, NIAL SAVINGS, F.A., D/B/A COLO-
NIAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE is
the Plaintiff, and ROBERT F. MAR-
TINEZ, et al., are the Defendants, I
CA000148 will sell the property situated in
HARDEE County, Florida,
IGS, a described as:
the
LOT 1, ALSO DESCRIBED
AS: THE SOUTH 92.42 FEET
OF THE WEST ONE HUN-
DRED FIFTY (150) FEET OF
BLOCK*! TEEN (16) OF THE
CIAL OHI. ,. URVEY OF THE
c and CITY-i,. :. OF BOWLING
Florida, GREEN, HARDEE COUNTY,
ig Board FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
ceased, BOOK 1, PAGE 1-30B AND
Jals or PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1-31B,
est by, ALSO IN PLAT BAR A-3 AND
orlda PLAT BAR A-4 RESPECTIVE-
body LY 'N THE OFFICE OF THE
otherwise CLt RK OF COURT OF HARD-
e to the COUNTY, FLORIDA

at public sale, to the highest and
/ best bidder, for cash, at Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 W. Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida at 11:00
'ACTION a.m. on the 29 day of April, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
MERCIAL the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens must
p interest file a claim within 60 days after the
ainst sale.

MERCIAL Dated: April 6, 2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
claiming CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
)" interest
described By: Connie Coker
KNOWN/
SS: UN. "In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons In need of a special
that an accommodation to participate in
I and per- this proceeding shall, within
following seven (7) days prior to any pro-
County, ceeding, contact the Adminis-
trative Office of, the Court; Hardee
County Courthouse, POD 1749 -
lying 417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
a and FL 33873, telephone 8637730074,
tween TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
)hway._ 8770 via Florida Relay Service".
Street,
rings, apre ako ki fet avek Americans
Ia. With Disabilities Act, tout moun
kin ginyin yun bezwen sp6siyal
you and pou akomodasiyon pou yo
San origi- patisipe can program sa-a dw6,
enses, if nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot
nty Clerk aranjman kapab fet, yo dw6 kon-
lays from takt6 Administrative Office Of The
on, and to Court i nan nim6ro Hardee County
Plaintiff's Courthouse, POD 1749 417 West
en, of the Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
Gilmore, t6l6fon nam se 8637730074
., 201 E. oubyen TDD 1-800-955-8771
Tampa, oubyen 1-800-955-8770 i pasan pa
from the Florida Relay Service.
otherwise
d against En accordance avec la Loi des
led in the "Americans With Disabilities". Les
-24-09. personnel en besoin d'une acco-
modation special pur participer a
ces procedures doivent, dans un
temps reasonable, avante d'entre-
BRADLEY prendre aucune aute e dmarche,
E COURT contacter l'office administrative
de Ia Court situ6 au Hardee
nie Coker County Courthouse, POD 1749 -
uty Clerk 417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873 le telephone
mericans 8637730074 TDD 1-800-955-8771
with dis- ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Florida
al accom- Relay Service.
this pro-
ct court "De acuerdo con el Acto 6
one num- Decreto de los Americanos con
ater than Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, per-
the pro- sonas en necesidad del servicio
impaired, para participar en este proced-
or Voice Imlento debrin, dentro de un
SFlorida tempo razonable, antes de
cualquier procedimiento, ponerse
en contact con la oficina
3:26- 4:16c Administrative de la Corte Hardee
County Courthouse, POD 1749 -
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
int trip FL 33873, Tel6fona 8637730074,
life is TDD 1-800-955-8770 6 1-800-955-,
e ... 8771 Via Florida Relay Service.


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Citrus Crop Down


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
I (Solomon) said to myself,
"Let's go for it experiment
with pleasure, have a good
time!" But there was nothing
to it, nothing but smoke.
What do I think of the fun-
filled life? Insane! Inane! My
verdict on the pursuit of hap-
piness? Who needs it?
Ecclesiastes 2:1-2 (ME)

FRIDAY
This is eternal life: to know
Thee, who alone art truly
God, and Jesus Christ
whom Thou has sent.
John 17:3 (NEB)

SATURDAY
The Lord will work out His
plans for my life for Your
loving-kindness, Lord, con-
tinues forever. Don't aban-
don me, God, for you made
me.
Psalm 138:8 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Make thie best use of your
time. Speak pleasantly to
everyone, but never senti-
mentally, and learn how to
give a proper answer to
everyone who questions
your faith.
Colossians 4:5-6 (PME)

MONDAY
Let your heart be broken.
Come back to the Lord your
God, because He is kind
and shows mercy. He does-
n't become angry very
quickly, and He has great
love.
Joel 2:13b-14a (NCV)

TUESDAY
So whenever you speak, or
whatever you do, remember
that you will be judged by
the law of love, the law that
sets you free. But there will
be mercy for you if you have
not been merciful. But if you
have been merciful, then
God's mercy toward you will
win out over His judgment
against you.
James 2:12-13 (NLT)

WEDNESDAY
Stay away from a foolish
man, for you will not find
knowledge on his lips. The
wisdom of the prudent man
is to give thought to his
ways, but the folly of fools is
their self-deception. Fools
mock at making amends for
sin, but goodwill is found
among the upright ones.
Proverbs 14:7-9 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.





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The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) recently re-
leased its April orange crop
forecast for the 2008-09 season
slightly reducing the total
orange estimate by 400,OOG
boxes to 157.6 million boxes.
"This is a manageable crop
and that's important because we
need to start moving out excess
juice inventories," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO
of Florida Citrus Mutual. "The
USDA has taken off several
million boxes since its initial
estimate in October so we are
anticipating this should have a
positive effect on grower
returns."
The early and midseason
orange crop accounted for the
total reduction with an estimate
of 84.6 million boxes, down
400,000 from the previous 85
million boxes.
The Valencia projection
remained at 73 .million boxes
this season, and the USDA
maintained its prediction that
23 million boxes of Florida
grapefruit will be produced in


2008-09.
Visit www.nass.usda.gov/-
StatisticsbyState/Florida/Pub
lications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for
the complete USDA estimate.
The USDA makes the initial
forecast in October and then
revises it monthly until the end
of the season in July. In 2007-
08, Florida harvested 170.2 mil-
lion boxes of oranges.
Florida specialty fruit re-
mained steady at 1.2 million
boxes of tangelos and 4 million
boxes of tangerines. The yield
for from-concentrate orange
juice (FCOJ) is still expected to
average 1.64 gallons per 90-
pound box.
The Florida citrus industry
creates a $9.3 billion annual
economic impact, employing
nearly 76,000 people, and cov-
ering more than 576,000 acres.
Founded in 1948 and currently
representing nearly 8,000 grow-
er members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest cit-
rus grower organization.
For more information, visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


If I had been the only one

to bear sin's crimson stain,

Would God still send His only Son,

to make me whole again?


If I had been the only one

to disobey His will,

Would He have died in agony

on old Golgotha hill?


If blame-were mine, and mine alone,

this wretched sinner, I,

Would He have sent His precious

Son to suffer, bleed, and die?


If all the lambs were in the fold

but this one gone astray,

Would He still come with

boundless love to help me find the way?


The Spotless Lamb, the Prince of Peace,-

the sacrifice divine,

Would He have even bothered,

if the only sin were mine?


Would He have simply turned away and

said, "Not worth the cost,"

And left me in this dreadful state,

forever damned and lost?


In praise and joy and wonder,

my song will ever be,

For God so loved the world,

He loved the world, and me.

Kitty Oden

Wauchula

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'We Used To Make



Our Own Candy


By IRICHAEL PEREZ
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview was with Sara Prieto.
Q: When were you born?
A: Dec. 3, 1936.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Matamoros, Mexico.
Q: Did you go to school? If not,
what did you do?
A: Yes, I did go to the first grade,
then I went to work in the fields such
as picking corn, squash and cotton. "
Q: When you were younger, what
did you
want to be
when you :^
were older?
A: I
wanted to be a singer but money was
tight and my family was working most
of the time, with no time to get there
and back.
Q: How many kids and grandkids
do you have?
A: I have 10 kids altogether and 31
grandkids and 39 great-grandkids.
Q: What do you love doing in your
spare time?
A: I love coming outside in my gar-
den and watering my plants and putting
more in.
Q: Are you married? How many
years?
A: Yes, I've been married for 56
happy years.
Q: When did you first come here
to Hardee County, and how long has
it been?
A: I came here in 1966 and it's been
42 years.
Q: How did you feel when you got
here to Hardee County?
A: I was afraid. We were so far
away from home and family. When I
got here, they didn't let Spanish in
stores.
Q: What did you love to do when
you were younger?


COURTESY PHOTO
A young Sara Prieto working in the field.
A: I loved to dance, but now with
my legs if I tried to, I'll be lying on the
dance floor after the song ends.
Q: What period of time do you
like the most, in the old days or now?
A: The past, or if you say oldies,
was better to me. Back when there
were no problems, life was simple.
Q: What's your favorite color and
why?
A: I like pink because it reminds me
of my roses in my garden.
Q: What's your favorite thing
about Hardee County?
A: I like the oranges that grow here.
Q: What was your transportation
back then?
A: Back then it was a wagon and a
horse or walking, which was what I did
the most.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: I walked 16 miles there and 16
miles back.
Q: What would you do for fun?
A: Used rocks for marbles. We sold
used barrels. There were no toys for
enjoyment like there are today.
Q: What was the source of elec-
tricity?
A: There was no electricity. We used


kerosene lanterns for light. We didn't
have running water, but there was the
river you know as Rio Grande. We took
a wagon and a horse. We would wash
our clothes on rocks by hand. when
there were fish, we would kill them
daily and eat them, what we could, or
preserve with salt and let it hang. Most
of our food was grown by our family.
We would eat what we could and sell
the rest.
Q: What were your beauty prod-
ucts back then?
A: Money was tight, so we used the
cactus plant. It has a red fruit called


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Baked Beans, Juice Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Yellow Cake, Ice
Cream, Green Beans) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Breakfast Pocket, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Rib-B-Que (Salad
Tray, Savory Rice, Pears) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Baked
Ham, Buttered Toast, Pancakes,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Macaroni
& Cheese (Salad Tray, Peaches,
Garden Peas, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Peach-
es, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Jell-O) and Milk


April 16,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C
"tuna" and we used it as lipstick. From
charcoal, we plucked our eyebrows.
Rollers were sticks and corn husks.
Q: What treat were you given as a
child?
A: I used to make my own candy by
squash, sugar and milk. They would
make cookies with corn and sugar, -
Q: What was your shelter?.
A: My house was made of two long
rooms seven foot tall and 30 foot wide.
It was made of corn husks, used sugar
can and mixed mud to make puttys so
that it would stick together, and that
would be the frame of the house.


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Baked Beans, Juice
Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Pepperoni Pizza or Hot
Dogs (Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Yellow Cake, Ice Cream)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Mini-Pocket, Buttered Toast,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or'Cheese Pizza or Rib-
B-Que on a Bun (Tossed Salad,
Savory Rice, Pears) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Buttered Toast, Baked Ham,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese w/Roll or Corndog or
Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Salad Bar, Garden Peas, Peach-
es) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Peach-
es, Milk
Lunch: Toasted1 Ham &


Cheese or Mozzarella Stick or
Tacos (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans w/Ham, Jell-O) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Baked Beans, Corn, Juice Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Buttered Toast, Sausage,
Peaches, Milk,
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh Pota-
toes, Broccoli, Macaroni Salad,
Birthday Cake, Ice Cream) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Ham &
Cheese Hot Pocket, Pears,
Buttered Toast, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Savory
Rice, Baked Beans, Broccoli,
Pears) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Carrots, Peaches) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Peach-
es, Milk
Lunch: Tacos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Corn, Refried Beans w/-
Cheese, Mexican Rice, Carrots,
Jell-O) and Milk
Make yourself necessary
to somebody.


The Hardee--ounty Board The Hardee County
of County Commissioners Chamber of Commerce

are proud to present

includiNature Lakest Fishing Tournament
including the 2009 Hardee Lakes Fishing Tournament


100% Pay-out
of Registraton
plus additional
prize money and
,/ prizes TBA!!

See complete rules for
details. Only 30
spaces available!

Boat Tourament to include...
L $60-Catch-N-Release Bass per Boat
(Total Weight, max 2 fish, Lake 1 & 2
(1st, 2nd, & 3rd) Lake 3 & 4 (1st & 2nd)
u $10-Big Bass per person
(1 st Place Only, per lake)
i $20-Catfish from the Bank
(Weight of largest fish, 1st Place Only)
**All anglers, bank and boat will receive lunch
if registered and paid by April 30th.

Boaters will be assigned to lake
by drawing on Friday, May 8th at
the Hardee Lakes at 6:00 pm.
Equal prizes for every lake.


Boat Owner
Address


Location: Hardee Lakes
Date: May 9th, 2009
Time: 5:30 am Registration
6:00 am Tournament Meeting
6:45 am Start Fishing
1:15 pm Stop Fishing &
Check In
1:30 pm Lunch Provided**
2:00 pm Results
Contact the Chamber at 863-773-
6967 for tournament registration
or to be a sponsor. Thank you in
Advance for your support for this
beautiful part of our community!


For information on the 7th Annual
Kids Fishing Tournament,
sponsored by the
4H Castaways
Sportfishing Club
and the Florida
Council on Crime
+ Delinquency,
call
Walter Williamson
at 863-773-0766


Other Registrant
Address


City State Zip_ City State Zip___


Phone


Phone


Signature

Drop your registration off at the Hardee County Chamber Office
at 107 E. Main St., Wauchula or you may mail your entries with
registration fees to PO Box 683, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Call 863-773-6967 if you need further information.
Tournament fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot.

The beautiful Hardee Lakes are managed by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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Please call 863-773-4116 ext. 4636 or 4691
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Travis Alan Simpson, 21,
Zolfo Springs, and Jessica
Leigh Weed, 21, Ona.
Robert Trevino, 46, Zolfo
Springs, and Barbara Reyna
Merchant, 42, Zolfo Springs.
Christopher Wayne Tolar, 31,
Avon Park, and Chrystal Lynn
Vela, 33, Avon Park.
Herminio Augilar-Iracheta,
55, Wauchula, and Gudalupe G.
Sambrano, 53, Wauchula.

The following small claims
case was disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Robert D. Oakman vs. Tera
Welch, judgment.

There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court last week due to the
county judge's vacation.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA
vs. Helen Ledermann, petition
to foreclose mortgage.
Elena Reyes vs. Alvaro
Jimenez, petition for injunction
for protection.
Angela Ochoa Seibert and
Leonard Scott Seibert, divorce.
Jillian Frost and Bruce Kil-
patrick, divorce.
Lynda K. Blasingain vs.
Anthony Blasingain, petition
for injunction for protection.
Ashley Turner vs. Eric Turn-
er, petition, for injunction for
protection.
Tamela L. Gregory vs. Ben-
ton E. Byrd, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Dorothy Ayers vs. Willie
Frank Carpenter, petition for
injunction for protection.
Deutsche Bank National
Grust vs. James Miller, Regina
Miller et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
USA-Famers Home Admini-
stration vs. Kevin Glenn Jack-
son, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Gabriel Romero, petition for


forfeiture.
Elisa Rios Valdez vs. Joe
Roman Valdez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Mary K. Rice and Jimmy D.
Rice, divorce.
Keith Revell vs. Abbott &
Cobb Inc., damages contract
indebtedness.
Sarah Barrett vs. Richard M.
Cline, petition to register child
support order.
Mercantile Bank vs. Dan R.P.
Kataline Estate et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.

The following- decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Patricia Sharline Carlton and
the state Department of Reve-
nue (DOR) vs. Damar Lafred
McCrary, child support order.
Florida Farm Bureau In-
surance Companies a/s/o Jed
Weeks vs. Panuncio Reyes
SanJuan, default judgment.
Kimberly Rodriguez vs.
Phillip Hagood, injunction for
protection.
Cynthii R. Lundry and DOR
vs. Melody Kizer, child support
order.
Sebastian Juarez Jr. and DOR
vs. Cynthia Short, child support
order.
Johua Sanchez and Carmen
Sanchez, divorce.
Barbara A. Hatton Spencer
vs. Robert E. Hatton, petition to
modify child support denied.
Javier Estrada and DOR vs.
Maria Estrada, child support
terminated.
Kimberly M. Stewart and
DOR vs. Wilfredo Santos Jr.,
child support order.
Gerald Lee McKinney as
trustee et al vs. Aurelia Smith as
personal representative et al,
dismissed.
Wayne A. and Caryn N.
Simino vs. Clyde Simino as
trustee, voluntary dismissal.
Brenda McCall vs. Rusty
McCall, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Erin Garza vs. Ryan Garza,
voluntary dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Timothy Lee Rimes and
Sondra Denise Rimes, divorce.


Countrywide Home Loans
Inc. vs. Joseph W. Vickers II,
Brandy L. Vickers et al, order
for mortgage foreclosure.
Rossy Miranda vs. Alberto
Gonzales, dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Colonial Savings FA 'vs.
Robert F. Martinez, order for
mortgage foreclosure.
Wauchula Police Department
In Re: default judgment of for-
feiture.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Sherry Smith and DOR vs.
Jimmy Dale Purser.
Beatrice M. Juarez and DOR
vs. Juan Manuel Juarez.
Angel Leyva and DOR vs.
Francisco Salas.
Nikiki M. Sheppard and
DOR vs. Enoch H. Rogers.
Octavia Nicole Johnson and
DOR vs. Emerson Fils-Aime.
Diane Olivia Radandt and
DOR vs. Dale Jack Radandt.

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.
Damisha Patrice Carlton,
criminal mischief, resisting an
officer with violence and aggra-
vated assault with a deadly.
weapon, transferred to county
misdemeanor court.
Manuel Junior Cisneros,
felony fleeing to elude an offi-
cer, driving while license sus-
pended and leaving the scene of
a crash with property damage,
20 days in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), license sus-
pended one year, $520 fine and
court costs, $340 public defend-
er fees, $100 cost of prosecu-
tion (COP).
Edward Garza, possession of
methamphetamine and sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a specified area, three
years minimum/mandatory
Florida State Prison CTS,
license suspended two years,


$1,040 fines and court costs,
$350 public defender fees and
$200 COP placed on lien; two
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, time served; two
counts possession of marijuana,
not prosecuted.
Jean Carlos Morales, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge possession of marijua-
na), probation revoked, six
months jail CTS, unpaid fines
and fees plus $50 public
defender fee and $100 COP
placed on lien.
Linda Sue Stover, resisting
arrest without violence, tamper-
ing with physical evidence and
possession of cocaine, not pros-
ecuted.
Ricky Trevino, sale of meth-
amphetamine within 1,000 feet
of a school, daycare, church,
etc., two years Florida State
Prison CTS, license suspended
two years, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien.;
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, time served; possession of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of specified area, not pros-
ecuted.
Clifton Yeatman, violation of
probation (original charges
grand theft, possession of bur-
glary tools and felony fleeing to
elude an officer), probation
revoked, 36 months Florida
State Prison, CTS and concur-
-rent with Hillsborough County
sentence, unpaid fines and fees
plus $150 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien.
Jamaine Deanthony Brown,
possession of marijuana, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
violation of community control
house arrest (original
charges grand theft auto, two
counts false verification of
ownership to a pawnbroker and
failure to sexual offender to
report change of address) and
violation of probation (original
charges leaving the scene of an
accident with injury and felony
driving, with a suspended
license), probation and commu-
nity control revoked, five years
Florida State Prison, license
suspended two years, unpaid
fines and fees plus $520 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, and $500 COP
placed on lien.
David Navarro, violation of
community control (original
charge possession of cocaine),


probation revoked, six months
in jail, CTS and concurrent with
county criminal traffic sen-
tences, then resume 18 months
community control with same
other conditions, $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees.
Refugia Rosales, sale of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, 18
months drug offender proba-
tion, license suspended two
years, curfew, warrantless
search and seizure, $520 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $300 court-
appointed fee, $100 COP, 50
hours community service.
Seledonio Mendoza
Trinidad; introducing contra-
band into a county detention
facility, three counts false veri-
fication of ownership to a
pawnbroker, three counts deal-
ing in stolen property, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, 36 months Florida State
-Prison, CTS, license suspended
two years, $1,560 fines and
court costs and $500 COP
placed on lien, restitution to be
set; possession of marijuana,
two counts false verification of
ownership to a pawnbroker and
two counts dealing in stolen
property, not prosecuted.


Gregory Tyrone White, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
revoked, six months CTS,
unpaid fines and fees and $100
COP placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,'000 or
more were filed recently', in
the office of the clerk of curt:
DF Investments to Ethel V. /
Roberts: Calvin B. Roberts and
Milton L. Roberts, $140,006.."
Adrian R. Chapman to End
Time Cross Roads Ministry
Inc., $39,450.
Antelmo Bautista to Alvaro
Leal Brito and Erica Magana,
$48,000.
Ronnie D. And Charlotte L.
Allen to Adam and Samantha
Fenton, $40,000.
Accredited Home Lenders
Inc. to Robert L. Shiver,
$123,000.
Suburban Propane LP to
L&L Properties of Central
Flroida LLC, $159,000.
Staton Inc. to Pedro F. and
Felexia Albor--de---Zamora,
$115,540.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Happy Apple
Investments LLC, $72,937.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Parker Mason
Investments LLC (two proper-
ties. $111,874.


For the week ended April 9, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,797,
compared to 5,256 last week, and 5,466 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: com-
pared to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 2.00
higher, feeder steers and heifers were 2.00 to 4.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:




Slaughter Cows:
50.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 114.00-136.00
300-400 lbs 105.00-134.00
400-500 lbs 96.00-124.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 95.00-117.00
300-400 lbs 88.00-107.00
400-500 lbs 84.00-100.00

Lean: 750-1200 lbs. 85-90 percent 44.00-


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs 57.00-
65.00


S^I 9iVISiTA PUBLIC
Reevaluaci6n del Cambio de Diseilo de la Carretera "U.S. 1T'
desde la Linea del Condado de DeSoto hasta la Avenida "Tercera" en Zolfo Spring
Condado de Hardee, Florida

El Departamento de Transporte de la Florida ,
(FDOT) Distrito Uno (1) ha planificado una ...."
vista piiblica sobre la reevaluaci6n del cambio i '
de disefio con respect a las mejoras .rCA .N':
propuestas para la carretera "U.S. 17" en el .. I
Condado de Hardee en la Florida. Los limits '
de la reevaluaci6n son de C.R. 634 EndGESIudy
(Sweetwater Road) a la Tercera Avenida en P \ W' tu6
Zolfo Springs, una distancia de 1.
aproximadamente 5.5 mills. La reuni6n HfangLoctlon ..
p6blica comenzara el martes 5 de Mayo de .. IL 'M
2009 en el Hardee County Agri Civic Center.
El centro estfd localizado en 515 Civic Center ZOLFO SPRIN! -
Drive, Wauchula, Florida.' Una reuni6n
informal tipo casa abierta comenzani a las .. ...
6:00 pmn. seguido por una vista formal que
comenzard a las 7:00 p.m. .
La vista piblica sobre la reevaluaci6n del
La vista: p b i ,l.. ."
cambio de disefio se va a tomar con respect i ..:,.,
cambios en el concept del diseflo original del '
aprobado Estudio del Desarrollo y Ambiente -'''i ':'.
(PD&E), para presentar los resultados de la
reevaluaci6n y permitir a personas la
oportunidad de expresar sus opinions con
respect a los efectos del cambio del
propuesto diseflo.
El studio original (PD&E) recomend6 Ia
ampliaci6n de la carretera "U.S. 17" de dos a .. ..... "\
cuatro sendas desde la line del Condado de .
DeSoto hasta la Tercera Avenida en Zolfo fE
Springs en el Condado de Hardee, una ....... ...........
distancia de aproximadamente 10.8 millas. B ,PD&e i \
Originalmente, la vista pfiblica file el 30 de
Marzo de 2006, y la altemativa preferida del
proyecto fue aprobado por FHWA el 11 de .... -.. ....
Julio de 2006. r """
Para reducir el costo inicial del proyecto, doscambios son propuestos al segment al norte de U.S. 17 desde
Sweetwater Road a la Tercera Avenida en Zolfo Springs. Primero, la adquisicion planeada del dcrecho de paso
al oeste de U.S. 17 continuari para mas distancia al norte en la que fue mostrada en la alineaci6n aprobada del
PD&E. Esto permitiri la posibilidad de usar la base existente de la carretera como parte del ensanchamiento de
cuatro sendas. En segundo lugar. la carretera U.S. 17. desde el limited al sur de la ciudad de Zolfo Springs a la
Sdptima Avenida. sera amptliada a miuna carretera de cuatro sendas sin una mnediana. Esta conexi6n provisional
proporcionar tuna mejora de cuatro sendas en la carretera U.S. 17 por la ciudad de Zolfo Springs. Sin embargo,
una carretera de cuatro sendas que utiliza el pasillo del ferrocarril y la calle Oak y fue aprobado como parte del
studio PD&E serf la alternative preferida que sera construida cuando el financiamiento esti disponible en el
future.
La adquisici6n del derecho de paso serA requerida para ensanchar la carretera y para In instalaci6n de facilidades
de desagile. Posibles impacts a pantanos y tierras inundadas han sido identificados como resultado de este
proyecto y pueden darse consideraci6n especial bajo las Ordenes Ejecutivas 11990 y 11988, respectivamente.
Las personas interesadas se les recomiendan tender esta vista p6blica con acuerdo al 23 CFR 771 y la Secci6n
339.155 de los Estatutos del Estado de la Florida. El propuesto proyecto sera desanrrollado de acuerdo con el
Titulo VI y los Estatutos Relacionados con los Actos Civiles de Derechos de 1964. Cualquiera persona que crea
que haya sido discriminado por raza, color, origen national, la edad, el sexo. la religion, la inhabilidad. o el
estado de familiar pueden Ilenar una solicitud de queja con la Coordinadora del Titulo VI del Distrito Uno de
FDOT. Gina Gilbreath, al IUamar a (863) 519-2345, o eacribiendo a la Sra. Gilbreath al P.O. Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida, 33831. Cualquiera persona que necesite ayuda especial bajo elActo de Incapacitados del aflo 1990. o las
personas que requieran servicios de traducci6n (gratis) deben contactar al Sr. Marion Bizerra al tel6fono que se
encuentra en esta p6gina.
Los docupnentos del studio de reevaluaci6n. y otra informaci6n pertinente desarrollado por el FDOT estarin
disponibles para la revision del piblico los dias laborables desde el Martes 14 de Abril 2009 hasta el Lunes 18
de Mayo 2009 en los siguientes lugares: Biblioteca Piblica del Condado de Hardee, 315 North 6th Avenue, Suite
114, Wachula, FL 33873 (Lunes a Viemes de 9:00 a.m.,hasta 5:00 p.m.); Zolfo Springs City Hall, 3210 US 17
South, Zolfo Springs, FL .33890 (Lunes a Viemes de 8:00 a.m. hasta 4:00 p.m.); y la Oficina de Manejo
Ambiental del FDOT, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831 (Lunes a Viemes de 8:00 a.m. hasta 5:00 p.m).
Estos materials tambidn estar6n disponibles en el sitio de la audiencia comenzando a las 6:00 P.M. en el dia de
la vista p6blica. Ademis, comentarios expresados o escritos en la vista puiblica o enviados por correo en o antes
del 15 de Mayo de 2009, serAn parte de los documents oficiales de la vista puiblica. 4:16c
4:16oC


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
U.S. 17 Design Change Reevaluation
from the DeSoto/Hardee County Line to Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs
Hardee County, Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation .* -.
(FDOT). District One, has scheduled a design -
change reevaluation public hearing regarding nAUCu
the proposed improvements to U.S. 17 in --J N
Hardee County, Florida. The limits of the .
reevaluation are from C.R. 634 (Sweetwater -
Road) to Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs, a End, .. ..
distance of approximately 5.5 miles. The -n..
hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 5, L. / 'i I-
2009, at the Hardee County Agri Civic H' n I n n"
Center, 515 Civic Center Drive, in Wauchula, "
Florida. The public hearing will begin as an
open house from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. with ZOLFO SPRINGS
the formal hearing presentation beginning at ..
7:00 p.m.

This design change reevaluation public ....
hearing is being held regarding changes to the
design concept in the approved Project
Development and Environment (PD&E) ...
Study. FDOT will present the findings of the "'-
reevaluation and allow persons an.
opportunity to express their views concerning "
the effects of the proposed design change.
The original PD&E Study recommended the
widening of U.S. 17 from two to four lanes
from the DeSoto/Hardee County Line to
Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs, in Hardee
County, a distance of approximately 10.8 :
miles. The original public hearing was held ..
on March 30, 2006, and the Project '
Development Summary Report (PDSR) was :
approved by the Federal Highway D. S\
Administration (FHWA) on July 11, 2006. .......... .....
In an eflbfort to reduce the initial cost of the . .-.-. ..
project, two changes are proposed to the ;-".
approved northern construction segment of U.S. 17 from Sweetwater Road to Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs.
First, a slight shift in the alignment is proposed which will involve new right-of-way impacts along U.S. 17
south of Zolfo Springs. Second, the proposed four-lane divided roadway will connect to the existing four-lane
undivided U.S. 17 roadway in Zolfo Springs at Seventh Avenue. This interim connection will provide a
four-lane improvement to U.S. 17 through Zolfo Springs. However, the four-lane divided roadway on a new
alignment along the railroad/Oak Street corridor through Zolfo Springs that was approved as part of the original
PD&E Study remains the preferred improvement that will be constructed when funding is available in the
future.
Right-of-way acquisition will be required for the mainline widening and for the proposed stonnwater
management facilities. Potential encroachments on wetlands and floodplains have been identified as a result of
this project and may be given special consideration under Executive Orders 11990 and 11988, respectively.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend this public hearing, which is being held in accordance with 23
CFR 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes. This project is being developed in compliance with Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person who believes they may have been discriminated
against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status may file a complaint
with the FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator, Gina Gilbreath, at (863) 519-2345. Persons who require
special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services
(free of charge) should contact Mr. Tony Sherrard, FDOT Project Manager, by telephone at (863) 519-2304 or
by e-mail at antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us, at least seven days prior to the hearing. If you would like more
information on the design change reevaluation, please contact Mr. Sherrard at the above number.
The draft reevaluation documents, project plans, and other pertinent information developed by FDOT will be
available bfor public review weekdays from Tuesday, April 14, 2009, through Monday, May 18, 2009, at the
FDOT Environmental Management Office, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida, during business hours
(Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.): the Zolfo Springs City Hall. 3210 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, Florida. during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.); and at the Hardee
County Public Library, 315 North 6th Avenue, Suite 114, Wauchula, Florida, during business hours (Monday
through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The materials will also be available at the hearing site from 6:00'p.m.
until the end of the public hearing that evening. Persons desiring to submit written statements and other
exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to me, Tony
Sherrard, at FDOT District One, Post Office Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. All exhibits or statements
postmarked on or before May 15, 2009, will become part of the public hearing record.
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8C The Herald-Advocate, April 16, 2009

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


I mentioned in one of my
article that Harold and Betty
: Johnson were celebrating a spe-
: cial day on March 27. I under-
stand tijat the date in the calen-
dar was wrong and they will be
celebrating their anniversary in
July, I believe.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Richard and Jett Brayton and
Jerry and Alta Lauer were the
hosts on April 8 for our last kof-
fee klatch until October. Bill
Johnson led the U.S. Pledge, I
led the Canadian Piedge and Ed
Frantz led the prayer. Henri
Swearingin announced that she
is resigning as activities direc-
tor. She did an excellent job and
will be missed. The 50/50 win-
ners were Tom and Jacki Eli,
Alice and George Hunt, Sandy
and Rudy Lapp, and Harold and


Betty Johnson.
Bill Johnson volunteered
Cindy and himself to be in
charge of the Christmas dinner
this year. We are all to protect
Bill when Cindy finds out as
she is visiting with her mother
in Pennsylvania.

CHURCH NEWS
by Diane Burget
On Palm Sunday, April 5,
Pastor Bob Winne's message
for us was to. take a look at
Christ's triumphal entry into
Jerusalem, taken from Zecha-
riah 9:9. The ladies of our choir
sang "Take Up Thy Cross", and
the combined choir, under the
direction of Nancy Morrison
sang "Oh, How He Loves You
and Me." Carole Jones provid-
ed accompaniment on the
piano. The congregation prais-


4/16/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:02 am
Sets: 7:53 pm
LOD: 12:51:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:39 am
Sets: 12:08 pm
Moon Phase
59% Waning
Major Times
5:53 am-7:53 am
6:18 pm-8:18 pm
Minor Times
12:10 am-1:10 am
12:35 pm-l:35 pm
Prediction
Average
4/17/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:01 am
Sets: 7:54 pm
LOD: 12:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:20 am
Sets: 1:04 pm
Moon Phase
49% Waning
Major Times
6:42 am-8:42 am
7:07 pm-9:07 pm


Minor Times'
12:59 am-1:59 am
1:24 pm-2:24 pm
Prediction
Average
4/18/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:00 am
Sets: 7:54 pm
LOD: 12:54:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:57 am
Sets: 1:59 pm
Moon Phase
40% Waning
Major Times
7:28 am-9:28 am
7:53 pm-9:53 pm
Minor Times
S1:45 am-2:45 am
2:10 pm-3:10 pm
Prediction
Good
4/19/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:59 am
Sets: 7:55 pm
LOD: 12:56:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:31 am
Sets: 2:54 pm


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Moon Phase
30% Waning
Major Times
8:12 am-10:12 am
8:37 pm-10:37 pm
Minor Times
2:29 am-3:29 am
2:54 pm-3:54 pm
Prediction
Better
4/20/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 7:55 pm
LOD: 12:57:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:02 am
Sets: 3:49 pm
Moon Phase
22% Waning,
Major Times
8:55 am-10:55 am
9:20 pm-ll:20 pm
Minor Times
3:12 am-4:12 am
3:37 pm-4:37 pm
Prediction
Better
4/21/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 7:56 pm


LOD: 12:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:33 am
Sets: 4:45 pm
Moon Phase
14% Waning
Major Times
9:39 am-11:39 am
10:04 pm-12:04 am
Minor Times
3:56 am-4:56 am
4:21 pm-5:21 pm
Prediction
Good
4/22/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am.
Sets: 7:56 pm
LOD: 13:00:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:04 am
Sets: 5:43 pm
Moon Phase
7% Waning
Major Times
10:23 am-12:23 pm
10:48 pm-12:48 am
Minor Times
4:40 am-5:40 am
5:05 pm-6:05 pm
Prediction
Good


ed the Lord by singing "In the
Cross", "Glory to His Name",
"At the Cross" and "When I
-Survey the Wondrous Cross."
Jim Bolhouse on the organ and
Carole Jones on the piano pro-
vided the accompaniment.
Holy Communion was cele-
brated and the elements were
served by Bob Beckley, Steve
Gray and Pete Princing. Bob
Wilday and Lowell Gordon col-
lected the offering and prayer
was offered by Don Merillat.
The service was concluded
with the congregation singing
"Hallelujah." Sunday, April 19,
will be the last worship service
for this season. The first service
in the fall will be Nov. 1.

BINGO
Sylvia Stephan won the large
jackpot on April 3 and Linda
Lockett won the small jackpot.
On April 6, Bob Beckley
won the large jackpot and that
lucky .Sandy Lapp, who is on a
winning streak, won the small
jackpot.

SCORES
Ladies Golf, April 2: Jan
Brinker was first with Barb
Plunkett and Marilyn Funk-


house tied for second.
Mixed Golf, April 6: the win-
ners were Frank Landry, Diane
Landry and Dick Robinson.

WELCOME TO PARADISE
I can't believe hpow the
month of March flew by and
now it is time to return north.
This last week has seen a lot of
people leave and after the next
week, the park will be bare.
We hope next year is bigger and
better.
If you are travelling this
summer, keep your park direc-
tory handy. Please keep me up
to date with your family and
Crystal Lake friends so I may
pass yourinformation along via
-e-mail. Please, no sad news
this year.
Doug and I will again be"
hosting the 7th Annual Crystal
Lake Reunion for current and
former Crystal Lake residents
on Aug. 8 at Lombardy, On-
tario. Everyone is welcome to
attend.
We wish everyone a happy,
healthy and safe summer,
Have a safe trip home to those
still remaining.
Until November, ay God,
bless you and your family.


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


A Celebration of Volunteers
was held at the Brookside Bluff
Clubhouse on April 8. Without
volunteers a park such as
Brookside Bluff would not have
the activities and beauty that is
so easily taken for granted in
this beautiful park.
A table full of snacks and a
popcorn machine greeted the
volunteers. Sue Fay, activity
chairperson, thanked each vol-
unteer and mentioned what that
volunteer did for the Brookside
Bluff Community. The volun-
teers helped with landscaping,
dinner preparation, cleaning of
.the clubhouse, preparation for
church services and all enter-
,tainment events.
Some of the volunteers are
Flo Padrnos, Jack Padrnos,
Audrey Conklin, Mary Hrom-
ek, Judy Trier, Sue Fay, Jim
Withers,. Carol Withers, Tom
Springer, Lirida Springer, Russ-
ell Hayes, Charleen Letterman,
Donna Decker, Flo Harris,
Darlene Buchanan, Bob Ding-
Smari, Shirley Dingman, Linda
-Hlutson. Jerry Smith, Dee


Smith, Dodi Williams, Betty,
Powers, Pat Posey, Jackie
Vanderhorst, Martha Marshall,
Verna Petrowsky, Dave Petrow-
ski, Lise Wilkins, Russ Wilkins,
Cecil Roberts, Hazel .Roberts,
Janet Young, Laura Swisher,
Pat Reed, Bert McConrbs,
Jeanie Kiergaard, Dolly
(Carolyn) Gray, Phyllis Moore,
Linda Bums, Ron Burns, Ron
Vance, Ginger Vance, Nancy
Clough, Pete Stock, Jim White,
Dee White, Catherine Bennett,
Ida Bloomfield, and Harold
Bloomfield. There are other
volunteers that we have not
mentioned but we thank them
all.
A combination Birthday/-
Anniversary Party for all
Brookside Bluff residents was
held on April 3. The theme was
"Beach Party" and party-goers'
decorated their tables in a com-
petition for prizes. The win-
ning table featured an elaborate.
sand castle. Other tables in-
cluded beach umbrellas and
beach balls. Calypso music was:
provided by "Sunny Jim."


Orange Blossom RV News
By Connie Fisher 4


EASTER DINNER
As I write, we are preparing
for Easter Dinner. We will have
dinner for our residents here on
Sunday at 5 p.m. We will have a
full hall, according to the sign-
up sheet. We are so happy to
have so many people'here yet to
celebrate with us. The .Ellis
family will be here with us.
It is hard to believe that last
Sunday was Easter. Life and
time waits for no one.
Dick and Caroline Ellis will
be leaving us shortly to go to
their other park in Michigan.
LV and Ruth Ellis will be stay-
ing behind here in Florida. They
say it just gets too cool to go up
there anymore. I am sure all'
their Michigan campers will
miss them. But all of us here
will be glad to have them here
with us.

GAMES
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