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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 20
3 Sections, 30 Pages


Thursday, April 23, 2009


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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of female drug dealers,
and the men who accompanied
one of them, have gone from
the streets to prison cells.

STRADDLE & SWIRL


Dealers


And a third woman, also a
dealer, will be serving time on
probation tailored for drug
offenders.
All were arrested in late
January following an operation


conducted by the inter-agency
Hardee County Drug Task
Force. Each was charged with
selling methamphetamine to a
confidential informant.
Imprisoned following sen-


Get


tencing in Hardee Circuit Court
by Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle are Connie Marie Minor,
Jessica Baker Juarez, Fidencio
Alexander Salazar and Ricky
Trevino.


Prison


On probation is Rufugia
Rosales.
Minor, 29, of 5017 Willow
Ave., Bowling Green, has been
sentenced to 30 months in state
prison, fines and court costs of
$1,560, $950 in defense fees,
and $300 in prosecution costs.
Ezelle also ordered her driver's
license suspended for two
years, as provided for in state
law for narcotics offenses.
Juarez, 30, of 930 Fernleaf
Dr., Wauchula, was sentenced
to over 5-1/2 years in prison.
Ezelle also assessed fines, costs
and various fees totaling
$3,260.
Accompanying Juarez on two
of her sales and participating in
the transactions were Salazar
and Trevino.
The judge imposed a four-
year prison term on Salazar, 24,
of 1852 Petteway Blvd., Wau-
chula. Further, he must pay


fines and court costs of $1,560,
public defender fees of $1,050,
and prosecution costs of $300.
Trevino, 21, of 930 Fernleaf
Dr., Wauchula, was sentenced
to two years in state prison,
$520 in fines and court costs,
$350 in defense fees and $.100
in prosecution costs. His dri-
ver's license, too, was suspend-
ed for two years.
Ezelle sentenced Rosales, 40,
of 930 Fernleaf Dr., Wauchula,
to 18 months of drug-offender
probation, which includes a
strict curfew. She also must per-
form 50 hours of community
service work.
Rosales is subject to random
drug testing, drug evaluation
and treatment, and a two-year
driver's license suspension. She
must pay $520 in fines and
court costs, $350 in public
defender fees and $100 for the
cost of prosecution.


.- .. ....... ... ... ... .... -.-- --.. ..... ,-- PHOTO-BY-RALPH.HARRISON
This mnulti-talented young lady demonstrated a new way to hula hoop last weekend at the first-ever Friday Night Live
event at Heritage Park on Main Street in downtown Wauchula. The event featured live music, a dunk tank full of local
politicians, and a chance for Hardee County residents to enjoy the local shops and eateries Main Street has to offer.
Friday Night Live will be featured every third Friday of the month, and coming in May will be 'Cruising on Main" with
a car show. For more photos of the fun, see 9B.


Walk? Don't Walk!
School Board: 'Graduation' Means Diploma


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seniors who have not earned
their high-school diplomas will
not walk across the platform
with their peers next month.
So said the Hardee County
School Board in regular session
last Thursday night, holding
fast to its policy against allow-
ing those students to participate
in the graduation ceremony.
The decision, however, went
against the recommendation of
the schools superintendent and
a 14-member Graduation Com-
mittee.
That.recommendation would
have permitted Hardee Senior
High School seniors to still take
part in graduation activities and
ceremonies if they met all state
and district requirements for a





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special diploma, a certificate of
completion or a special certifi-
cate of completion.
The School Board has a poli-
cy which limits participation in
graduation only to students who
have successfully completed
their school careers and actually
are receiving a high-school
diploma.
Hardee High's top adminis-
trators have long held that


"walking" with their peers
come graduation time is often
the only motivation for some
students to truly work toward
earning a diploma.
Most often, the state's re-
quirement that a student must
pass the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test to get a diplo-
ma is the only hindrance to that
"walk."
See WALK 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County School
Board is poised to settle its
legal battle with a district
'administrator who was termi-
nated despite a school-superin-
tendent's recommendation for
continued employment.
Board members will meet in
special session tomorrow
(Friday) at 10 a.m. in the Board
Room at 200 S. Florida Ave. to
finalize a settlement reached
between their lawyer and an
attorney representing former
transportation head Dick


Daggett.
The session is
public.


open to the


Both sides were to present
their final briefs to Administra-
tive Law Judge Daniel M.
Kilbride in Tallahassee by last
Friday. Instead on that day,
Kilbride granted an extension
of time to May 8.
On that date, the judge
ordered, each side must provide
its proposal or present a motion
for dismissal.
. Kilbride was in Hardee
County on March 3 and 4 to
hear the case. At that time, he
said. his decision would come in
about six weeks, and he direct-.
ed lawyers for the School Board
and Daggett to prepare written
recommendations to him.
See HCSB 2A


Juarez Minor


PAWSTOPPER PROMENADE
r


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
This petite pooch, who was a paw ahead of its owner, won the championship award at
last weekend's canine competition. The two-day annual event, sanctioned by the
American Kennel Club, took place at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Up to 165 breeds
participated. The competitions included conformation, junior showmanship, obedi-
ence and rally. The event was sponsored by the Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida, out
of Sebring. For more dog show photos, see 7A.


Fishermen: Where

&.Your $$$ Goes

1 .... .. Column 4B


Hunters: What

The Future Holds

... Column 8A


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HCSB, Daggett

Reach Settlement


Easter Coloring Contest
.Kids! The Easter Bunny is
Sc eggstatic with your basket-
ful of eggstra nice contest
entries. Judging will be
complete soon, and winners
will be eggnounced in next
week's edition.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 23, 2009 ,


The He
Hardee


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JOAN M. SEAMAN,
Sports Editor


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-- Kelly's Column
By Jim


Remember Sand Mountain just south of Fort Meade? Many
people in Hardee County used to go to Sand Mountain for enter-
tainment. It was a giant mound of sand created from phosphate
mining but was removed some years ago.
Steve Watkins, a former Fort Meade resident, has written a fic-
tional story about Sand Mountain. He also mentions the old skele-
ton hotel, which was started in Fort Meade and abandoned during
the 1920s or 1940s.
Watkins will be at the Fort Meade Library Monday, April 27,
from 7 to 8 p.m. to discuss his book entitled "Down Sand
Mountain." Bring your Sand Mountain and skeleton hotel memo-
rabilia. He is selling and autographing his book. The library is
located at 75 East Broadway, reported assistant librarian June
Gillis.
The book is about his adventures growing up in a small town
and Sand Mountain.

Robertson Farms will host Music At The Melon Barn on
Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at 6604 Johnston Road south of State Rd.
66 east of Zolfo Springs. There will bq freepdmission and free
hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Peopte-are asked to bring
lawn chairs, and ladies are asked to bring a dessert if possible.
There will be country, gospel and patriotic singing and a spe-
cial tribute to cowboys.
Wilbur Robertson encourages people to visit with their friends
and neighbors, enjoy some music and songs, and have a time of
simple relaxation. He said the Florida cracker cowboys represent a
rich heritage that is slipping away.

Regular unleaded gasoline prices are $2.09 a gallon this week
in Wauchula. Hardee County weather continues to be dry. The cit-
rus harvest is underway for valencias.

State Farm reports 146,400 U.S. home fires involved cooking
equipment and caused 480 deaths, 4,690 injuries and $876 million
in property damage in 2005. Speeding or driving too fast for con-
ditions is a factor in one-third of all fatal traffic accidents.
To save money and burns the Home Safety Council suggests
set your water heater at 120 degrees or just below the medium set-
ting.

America's first family in 2008 paid $855,000 in federal
income taxes, reported Sharon Theimer of The Associated Press in*
the April 17 Lakeland Ledger.
The adjusted gross income was $2.65 million for President
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. He earned $139,000 as a
U.S. senator and about $2.5 million in royalties from his two
books, "Dreams From My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
They reported giving $172,050 to charity last year. That is two to
three times the national average for household donations to chari-
ty.
The president has a really tough job, and I think he is doing
well so far.

Maggie Belcher says the Zolfo Springs Neighborhood
Program "is here to assist our community."
The Neighborhood Watch has sponsored many programs,
including Bread Bank, share food program, Easter egg hunt for the
kids, back-to-school supplies, infant car seats, buckle up for safety,
Thanksgiving dinner for the elderly, Santa at Christmas, and toys
for children at Christmas.
The program is headed up by Maggie Belcher and Becky
Allison. They welcome donations to keep these worthwhile pro-
jects going year after year.

Keith Hope has two-hour DVDs available of the Super Sixties
Reunion Block party on Friday night, Jan. 16. The cost of $16
includes shipping and handling. You can order a copy by mailing
him at khope2@tampabay.rr.com-or calling 727-954-8559.

Wauchula music teacher Linda Cassell-Lalonde has plenty of
experience, including 35 years of private studio lessons, 28 years
as public schools music teacher, 5 years as school counselor, and
20 years as a church organist/choir director. She has studied with
teachers from Boston Conservatory, Jilliard School of Music, Paris
Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, and Boston University.
She grew up on a hill in the country on a dirt road six miles
from Clarion, Pa. She earned a B.S. degree in music education at
Clarion University in Pennsylvania, did a master of music perfor-
mance, and earned a master's degree in counseling from
Youngstown State University and a doctoral degree in music edu-
cation from Kent State University.
She and her husband Tom have lived in Wauchula for four
years. Her mother lives in the area. The couple have a son in
Valrico and h daughter in Niles, Ohio.

Ford West, president of The Fertilizer Institute, said fertilizers
are a "key component of the solution to feeding a growing world
population with limited arable land resources."
According to the International Plant Nutrition Institute, cur-
rently fertilizers are "directly responsible for 40 to 60 percent of
our total food supply."
He said the new White House vegetable garden is a reminder


HCSB
Continued From 1A


They had had until April 7,
but Kilbride later agreed to the
April 17 extension. Now, anoth-
er three weeks have been grant-
ed.
But, according to the state
Division of Administrative
Hearings, both sides have
entered into a settlement, filed
with Kilbride late last Thursday.
It is not final or official, how-
ever, until the full School Board
meets and agrees to its provi-
sions. That sign off is set for


Continue
Board Chairman Wendell
Cotton pointed to statistics from
the high school showing that
the 11 seniors affected this year
racked up 170 unexcused
absences, from a low of three to
a high of 29 each, over three
years' worth of remediation
classes.
"All these were reading class-
es they did not take and needed
to take," he said.
"And that's the unexcused,
not the excused, absences,"
continued Cotton. "It's sad that
these students were not coerced
into these.classes."
He said he had heard "a lot of
pros and cons" over years of
discussion, including a public
workshop session on the subject
just three weeks ago. He added
that the state's 67 school dis-
tricts handle the matter differ-
ently. "A third don't let them
walk, others do and some won't
even say," Cotton noted.
Board member Mildred
Smith, however, made a motion
to accept Schools Superinten-
dent David Durastanti's recom-
medation to allow the students
to "walk."
It died for lack of a second.
Board members Cotton, Jan
Platt and Teresa Crawford yote.d
against "walking." Board mem-
ber Joe Jones was absent.
Serving on the Graduation
Committee was a mixture of
educators, parents and commu-
nity members: George Kelly,
Marie Dasher, Neda Cobb,
Karen Crews, Juan Delatorre,
Mary. Farr, Shellie Harden,
Doug Herron, Cliff Lunn,
Diane Smith, Mildred Smith,
Gilbert Vasquez, Teresa White
and Mike Wilkinson.
Following the vote and dur-
ing public-comment time, a few
people once again addressed the
issue.
Shauntee Hines asked why
students are allowed to get into
this predicament every year.


tomorrow's session.
Details of the settlement are
not yet public. It may include
Daggett's civil rights lawsuit as
well, which was filed in federal
court in Tampa in a separate
action against the "School
Board.
Daggett maintains he was
dismissed for speaking out
against School Board decisions.
The School Board insists his
employment was terminated for
personnel abuses as an adminis-
trator.



ALK
d From 1A
She questioned why children
are passed along to the next
grade level when they cannot
read.
Crawford replied, "I think we
approach it from the wrong per-
spective of what can we do to
get them to walk. It should be
what can we do to make them
successful." She noted the stu-
dents and the parents must
become "invested" in that goal.
"We as educators are invested,"
she said.
Mildred Smith interjected,
however, "The teachers teach-
ing those intensive reading
courses are not all highly quali-
fied, and we have to fix that part
first."
Diane Smith questioned the
board's truancy policy and the
high school's policy concerning
reporting to and following up
with parents.
Jean Kelly said she and "a lot
of other parents uphold the
School Board." She also said
she personally had spoken to
some remediation teachers
"who don't even want to work
there anymore. They are tired of
it. Students sleep through the
classes, have terrible attitudes."
Dot Bell's comment conclud-
ed the discussion. She recalled a
youngster who was not permit-
ted to "walk" last year. "In the
summer, he retook and passed
the FCAT and now he's in col-
lege," she said.
She said he was the first in
his family to earn a high-school
diploma, but his family never
got to watch him on stage. "His
is a success story, but it would
.have meat so,,mt5h ,jto that
family,'" ell said ,
Cotton finalized the board's
stance as well. "I support the
school principal as the reason
for not letting them walk; he
feels it's best for the school. If
ever there is a change. I will
consider it, because I support
the school principal."


of how food is grown but noted "fertilizers any combination of
compost, manure or chemically produced or mined nutrients are
a necessary component of a healthy garden."
West said all fertilizer options are healthy, and "people need to
know that they can be comfortable choosing which option works
for their situation, budget and space."
Hardee County has a community garden growing just west of
the Hardee Agri-Civic Center. The garden leader is Denton Cash.
Sponsors are Mosaic, CF and the Hardee County Extension
Service.




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CLUES ACROSS
1. Drench with liquid
6. At right angles to the keel
11. Salix babylonica
14. Alias
15. Brightest Cygnus star
16. Cereal grass
18. French young women
21. esiser: musical instrument
23. Have a yen for
25. Member of U.S. Navy '
26. Eliminates moisture
28. Black magic
29. Roman public buildings
31. Thyroid stimulating hormone
34. Household god (Roman)



CLUES DOWN
1. Closed hermetically
2. Old English
3. Rise
4. Comedian Caesar
5. Point midway between NE
and E
6. Reverence
7. Top part of an apron
8. Raised railroad track
9. Aluminium
10. A ray of moonlight
11. Every seven days.(abbr.)
12. Genesis (abbr.)
13. "Hairspray" creator
14. Morning
17. General reference to people
19. Pinna
20. __ Lanka
21. us: finch genus
22. W. Indian evergreen
24. Beak or bill
25. Sun (Span.)
27. Leafy dish
28. -Phrase ".Yes Bob"


35. 1960's Veterans battleground
36. Moves apart
39. Granted remission of a sin
40. 10 X = 1 kor
44. A district of Manhattan
45. W. Samoan monetary unit
47. From another world
48. S : looked fixedly
50. stra University
51. Greek island
56. Before
57. First Lady
62. Political plot
63. 2 items of the same kind


30. Seated
31. Highly exceptional
32. Barrel or flask plug
33. Place of safety
36. Peace (Hebrew)
37. Radioactivity unit
38. Seaport (abbr.)
39. Former ruler of Iran
41. Pate protection
42. Pie __ mode
43. Seraglios
46. Tes : small mosaic tile,
49. Delaware
51. A large body of water
52. The whole of
53. Millilitre
54. Largest English dictionary
(abbr.)
55. Small coin (French)
58. Element #20
59. Halfback
60. College degree
61. A public promotion


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April 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A


WEATHER SUMMARY
High temperatures ranged from the upper 70s to low 90s.
Nighttime lows were in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. A frost was reported
as far south as Hardee County. Rain fell over.most of the central
and northern regions. Franklin, St. Johns, Jefferson, Washington,
and Gadsden counties each recorded between 2 and 4 inches. Most
areas were dry enough to continue field work, but a few areas were
delayed by heavy rain. Several other locations collected between
0.5 and 1.5 inches. The southern Peninsula received only trace
amounts of rain.

FIELD CROPS
Potato harvest remained active and digging began in the
Hastings area. In Palatka, there were row washouts in some potato
fields due to heavy rain. Potatoes in St. Johns County were in good
condition. Many growers in the Big Bend and Panhandle were still
preparing fields for row crops, while some had already started
planting corn, tobacco, and peanuts. Some minor flooding
remained in low areas of the Panhandle.
Moisture TopsoI Subsod,
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
weak week year week week Year
SPercent
Very short 24 28 2 25 24 3
Short 45 44 41 41 39 48
Adequate 27 20 55 31 27 49
Surplus 4 8 2 3 10 1
VEGETABLES
Strawberry harvest ended in Hillsborough County but contin-
ued in Washington and Bradford counties. Columbia County.
reported some frost damage'to beans, peppers, and tomatoes. About
15% of squash in the Suwannee Valley were killed by last week's
frost. Blueberries in Hardee County experienced severe frost dam-
age. Growers began cutting watermelons in the southern Peninsula.
Tomato, sweet corn, bean, and squash harvesting was wrapping up
in Dade County. Other vegetables marketed were blueberries, snap
beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive,
escarole, collard greens, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes, and
specialty items.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture condition was poor to excellent fol-
lowing warm temperatures. Pasture in poor .condition was due to
flooding in Washington and other counties. Cattle condition was
poor to excellent. In the northern areas, pasture condition was poor
to good with most in fair condition. Cool season pasture was sea-
sonally finished. Permanent pasture suffered damage from. frost
last week in Colombia County and cool nighttime temperatures
have slowed forage growth. Flooding from recent heavy rain
affected some pasture. Supplemental hay feeding was in progress
where forage was short. In the central areas, pasture was very poor
to good. Loss of forage production continues due to drought and'
drying winds. Cattle condition was very poor to good. Pasture con-
dition in the southwest was in very poor to good condition with
most in fair condition. Weekly rainfall has most rangeland produc-
ing adequate forage for cattle to start putting on some weight.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 4 1 10 19
Poor 20 15 30 25
Fair 40 45 44 45
Good 35 29 15 10
Excellent 1 1 1 1
;i Sevr. CITRUS
"Several citrus-producing areas received needed rainfall from a
.front passing over the State on Tuesday. Amounts were between
six-tenths of an inch in Apopka to one-tenth of an inch in
Immokalee. Rainfall totals are still well behind normal for the year.
SThe drought intensity has reached severe to extreme in some south-
ern localities. Due to the dry conditions, trees ranged from poor in
'groves with less maintenance and little irrigation to good in well-
cared-for groves. Next year's fruit has progressed to about pea size
across the State. Some of the newly formed fruit was falling off the
trees as they adjusted for the amount they could carry. Caretakers
applied nutritional sprays to assist the trees in holding the fruit for
the next season. The Valencia crop harvest increased to over six
million boxes for the week. The Honey tangerine harvest was about
over for the season after dropping to 5,000 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 Apr05 Apr 12 Apr19
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 4 21 4
Temples' 13 4 3
Valencia oranges 5,024 5,147 6,440
Navel oranges 2 2 3
Grapefruit 801 605 602
Tangelos 1 5 0
Sunburst tangerines 1 0 0
Honey tangerines 27 22 5




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Q: I'm concerned about
your advice to eat more dried
beans aren't they high-calo-
rie?
A: Legumes (dry beans and
peas) are higher in calories than
an equal portion of vegetables
like broccoli and peppers, but
they may end up actually help-
ing weight control.
Here's the key: Instead of
simply adding dried beans to
your diet, let them replace
something else you're currently
eating. Identify foods you typi-
cally eat that supply calories
without adding the nutrients
you need. Or perhaps there are
healthy foods that you eat in
amounts beyond what you
need. One half-cup of legumes
contains about 110 to 150 calo-
ries. If you use beans to replace
some of the meat in a casserole
or part of a portion of white
rice, you will not add extra
calories to your meal. If includ-
ing a hearty portion of dried
beans in your soup or salad
means that your meal now satis-
fies your hunger longer and you
snack less afterward, your over-
all calorie consumption again
stays even. You raise an impor-
tant point:
Just because a food is
"healthy," if it ends up causing
undesirable weight gain it's not
protecting your health. But in
the case of dried beans, the
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Obituaries Golf For Grads


KARMA YOUSEF
ZAKHARY
Karma Yousef Zakhary, 85,
of New Jersey, died Wednesday,
April 8, 2009.
She was born in Egypt.
She was preceded in death by
a granddaughter, Maria.
Survivors include six chil-
dren, Zoher of California, Raaf-
at 'Zak' of Wauchula, Nashot of
New Jersey, Ihsan of New York,
Mamdouh of Egypt and Maria
of-New Jersey; and three grand-
children Joseph of New Jersey,
Kyle of Florida and Youstina of
New Jersey.
A graveside service was held
at Holy Cross Cemetery, in
North Arlington, N.J., on Fri-
day, April 10.
Hennessey Heights
Funeral Home
New Jersey

PATRICIA 'JUDY'
TIPTON KNOX
Patricia 'Judy' Tipton Knox,
75, of Wauchula, died on Tues-
day, April 14, 2009, at her
home.
Born Aug. 4, 1933, in
Chicago, Ill., she moved to
Hardee County during her
childhood. She was employed
as a bookkeeper for 29 years at
Mancini's Packing House. She
was a member and Sunday
school teacher at First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula.
Survivors include two sons,
Mike Knox and wife Wendy of
Fort Walton Beach and Haines
Knox and wife Kathy of Wau-
chula; one daughter, Susan
Knox Griffis and husband
Michael of Evansville, Ind.; one
brother. Robert Whitman and.
,wife Marie of Miami; five
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on
Friday, April 17, from 6 to 8"
p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Services will be held on Satur-
day, at 10 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula
with the Rev. Skipper Calder
.officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


BILLY GENE COOK
Billy Gene Cook, 74, of
Wauchula, 'died Thursday, April
16, 2009, at Wauchula.
Born March 26, 1935, in
Wauchula, he was employed as
a draftsman in the field of aero-
nautics and served in the U.S.
Marine Corps. He was a mem-
ber of the New Life Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Joyce Cook; three daughters,
Theresa Bryant and husband
Ernie of Port St. Lucie, Lisa
Manwiller of Wauchula and
Celena Goode of Wauchula;
one son, Danny Lee of Evans,
Ga.; two sisters, Juanita Allen
of Zolfo Springs and Gloria
Barrere and husband Bob of
Cumming, Ga.; nine grandchil-
dren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was held on
Monday, April 20, from 1:30 to
2:30 p.m. at the Robarts Garden
Chapel followed by services at
2:30 p.m. with Pastor Kenny
Baker and Pastor Wendell G.
Smith officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula







Sand Mountain
Topic Of Book
Former Fort Meade resi-
dent Steve Watkins has writ-
ten a novel about his boy-
hood adventures at Sand
Mountain, a Polk County
location which also was a
popular fun destination for
Hardee County youngsters
years ago.
He will be at the Fort
Meade Public Library, 75 E.
Broadway St., on Monday
from 7 to 8 p.m. discussing
his work of fiction, "Down
Sand Mountain." The public
is invited.

Learn About
."Fin~Mcial Aid
Suth Florida Community
College will hold a financial
aid night this Tuesday begin-
ning at 7 at the Hardee
Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N.,
Bowling Green.
The meeting is to assist
seniors at Hardee Senior
High School in completing
their Free Application for
Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form. For more
information, contact Susie
Johnson at 784-7108 or
Teresa Crawford at 773-
3081.






FRIDAY, APRIL 24
*Hardee County School
Board, special meeting, Dick
Daggett settlement, Board
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 10 a.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 27
VProject Graduation.
2009, meeting, Peace Valley
Lutheran Church, 1643 Sten-
strom Road, Wauchula, 6
p.m.



Ric Button
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Memorial Service
with cremation
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Funerals,
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Local duffers can really help
the Class of 2009.
There's still time to sign up
for the Project Graduation Golf
Tournament on May 2. The reg-
istration deadline is Saturday,
'April 25.
The tournament, a fundraiser
to help ensure a safe and alco-
hol-free graduation party, will
be an 18-hole four-person
scramble.
The 8 a.m. shotgun start at


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
April 13-19. Listings in-clude
the name of the owner or con-
tractor, the address for the pro-
ject, the type of work to be
done, and the cost involved.
Only projects valued at $1,000
or more are listed.
APPLIED
Frank Fraze Design/Build,
U.S. 17, Zolfo Springs, Dollar
General commercial metal
building, $500,000.
Rivard Residential Services
Inc., SR 64 West, family room
addition, $32,040.
Nursery Inc., Oak Street,
Zolfo Springs, metal carport,
$1,246.
Peter Shipps Construction
Inc., Eagle Way, Wauchula, out-
door summer kitchen with grill,
$4,435.
ISSUED
Dwight Douglas Building,
Crow Lane, Zolfo Springs, park
model placement, $1,580.
Goff Communications, Third
Avenue, Wauchula, cell tower,
$30,000.
Florida Projects, Mason-
Dixon, Bowling Green, shed,
$2,450.
Florida Projects, Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. Avenue, Wau-
chula, East Coast Migrant Ser-
vices, shed, $2,450.
Prestridge Building, Bell
Street, Wauchula, metal shed,
$5,232.
Amy Franks, Magnolia Lane,
Wauchula, relocation of shed,
$1,500.
K Aluminum, Osceola Drive,
Bowing Green, glass room,
$11,751.
Pastor Building, Martin Lu-
ther -King Jr. Avenue, demoli-
tion, $1,000.
All Florida Weatherproofing,
U.S. 17 North, two re-roofs,
$1,870 and $1,712.
Rivard Residential Services,
Evergreen Drive, Wauchula,
single-family dwelling,
$59,700.
Robert Bair Services, Ganey
Lane, Zolfo Springs, single-
family residence, $77,750.
Sears Home Improvement,
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
Wauchula, replace 15 windows
and one door, $17,481.
EMBR/Brent Driskell, South
Florida Avene, Wauchula, re-
place floor and ceiling boards,
$3,500.
BUILDING BLOCKS
The quality of your new
home, addition, alteration or re-
modeling project will be deter-
mined by the quality of your
contractor. Obtain several writ-
ten estimates, including materi-
al specifications, completion
time and total cost.






Ric Button Tom Robarts
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the Torrey Oaks Golf Course
will be preceded by a continen-
tal breakfast. The cost, $50 per
person, also includes the 18
holes with cart and lunch.
The tournament will be divid-
ed into two flights. Low gross,
low net first place will win
$300, second place $200 and
third place $100, providing
there is a full field.
Registration should include a
phone number and handicap.


Checks and registration can be
send to Project Graduation, P.O.
Box 691, Wauchula, FL 33873.
For more information, call
Jimbo Williams at 863-832-
0910 or Kathleen Roehm at
863-781-2874.

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PATRICIA 'JUDY'
TIPTON KNOX
Patricia 'Judy' Tipton
Knox, 75, of Wauchula, died
on Tuesday, April 14, 2009,
at her home.
Born Aug. 4, 1933, in
Chicago, Ill., she moved to
Hardee County during her
childhood. She was employ-
ed as a bookkeeper for 29
years at Mancini's Packing
House. She was a member
and Sunday school teacher at
First United Methodist
.Church of Wauchula. She
enjoyed painting and ceram-
ics.
Survivors include two
sons, Mike Knox and wife
Wendy of Fort Walton Beach
and -Haines Knox and wife
Kathy of Wauchula; one
daughter, Susan Knox Griffis
and husband Michael of
Evansville, Ind.; one brother,
Robert Whitman and wife
Marie of Miami; five grand-
children; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on
Friday, April. 17, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Services will be held on
Saturday, at 10 a.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev.
Skipper Calder officiating.
Interment will follow at
Wauchula Cemetery.



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HJHS Volleyball


Winning


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of TIe Herald-Advocate
A recap of Hardee Junior
High School volleyball shows
both teams improving, getting
game, set and match victories.
Through Monday night's
game, thb seventh grade squad
has a 5-3 record and the eighth
graders are playing at 3-5.
With two games left in the
season, tonight (Thursday) at
Lake Placid and next Monday
at Sebring, the teams could fin-
ish strong and on the winning
side. These two opponents,
however, have been difficult for
Hardee, but the Lady 'Cats have
been improving in every outing.
Hardee began the season by
hosting Sebring back on March
12. The seventh graders won in
two sets 25-13, 25-19, while the
eighth graders had a slow start
in losing 12-15, 14-25.
That reversed itself against
Lake Placid when its teams vis-
ited on March 16. The seventh
grade lost in three tough sets
22-25, 25-17, 10-15, while the
eighth grade prevailed in the
opening game 25-21, then lost
19-25, 13-15.
The seventh graders picked
up another win on March 19
with a visit from Hill-Gustat. It
was a tough match, 25-21, 25-
27, 15-13. For the eighth grade,
it was not so easy in losing 6-
25, 15-25.
Against DeSoto on its court
on March 23, the seventh grade
swept through 25-16, 25-17,
while the eighth grade suc-
cumbed 10-25, 21-25.
The last of the first-round
games was March 26 in a visit
from Avon Park. Again, the sev-
enth grade had a two-set victory
25-22, 25-22. The eighth grade
came from behind to win the
match, 17-25, 25-19, 15-9.


After Spring Break, the girls
began on April 13 with a disas-
trous trip to Hill-Gustat. The
seventh grade lost 21-25, 19-25,
and the eighth grade went down
6-25, 6-25.
Fortunes began to look up on
April 16 with the final home
games, a visit from DeSoto.
The seventh grade spotted
DeSoto the first game 19-25,
but came back to win the match
25-17, 15-8. It was a fast two-
set win for the eighth grade at
25-19, 25-15.
On. Monday evening, the
teams again split results in a trip
to Avon Park. The seventh
grade lost 14-25, 8-25, while
the eighth grade won in three
tough rounds, 25-20, 24-26, 15-
8.
Coaches Mark Carlton
(eighth grade) and Becky
Carlton (seventh grade) contin-
ue to see improvement and
determination in.their teams.
On the eighth grade squad are
Ashley Armstrong, Danika
Briones, Queidi Diaz, Myah
Gonzalez, Jessica Harrison,
Nyshira Jackson, Kayla Knight,
Kayla Nichols, Kailtlyne Rowe,
Ana Saldivar and Desiree
Smith.
For the seventh grade, play-
ers are Arissa Camel, Chantell
Carlton, Shanice Clayton, Car-
leigh Coleman, Kattie Ervin,
Brea Farrer, Hannah Grisinger,
Karlee Henderson, Angela Her-
ron, Arin Johnson,. Brooke
Knight, Riana Parks, Erica
Roberts and Leah Weeks.
Sixth. grade managers are
Kendall Gough, Milli Jones,
Georgeanne Paris and Courtnee
Richardson. Two high school
varsity players as volunteer
assistant coaches are junior
Marissa Shivers and soph Eryn
Mahoney.


PHOTOS BY KASEY HELMS
On the seventh grade squad are (from row, from left) Angela Herron, Hannah Grisinger, Arissa Camel, Chantell
Carlton and Brooke Knight; (second row) Kattie Ervin, Riana Parks, Brea Farrer, Erica Roberts and Coach Becky
Carlton; (third row) Arin Johnson, Karlee Henderson, Shanice Clayton, Carleigh Carlton and Leah Weeks.


Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


S ,. FLORIDA'S,-IUNTIrI FWrTURE.
SA recent Florida Fish & Wililife-Cdnervation Commission
report titled "Wildlife 2060: What's At Stake For Florida?" con-
tains some pretty alarming things we hunters need to be aware of.
Florida has the fourth-highest population in the country at 18
million, and this report predicts that by the year 2060, it will dou-
ble to 36 million. Consequently, estimates are that seven million of
the state's 34 million total acres will be converted from natural and
rural lands to urban uses during the next 50 years. Seven million
acres is equivalent to the entire state of Vermont.
Black bear and wild turkey habitats may decrease by two mil-
lion acres by 2060. And for Florida's more than 200,000 deer
hunters, this estimated loss of 2.7 million acres of native habitat
could result in 62,790 fewer deer in Florida. On top of that, as
much as 25 percent of the private lands that provide most of the
hunting leases could disappear by 2060 due to development.
Florida boasts one of the largest wildlife management area
systems in the country at almost six million acres, but what's going
to happen to it in 50 years? It will undoubtedly shrink from the
pressures put on it by encroaching development. Many of Florida's
50,000 public-land hunters already feel the squeeze and complain
of areas being overcrowded. How crowded are they going to be
when our population doubles?
So what can we do about it?
This state simply can't afford to buy all the land that needs
protecting, but it can assist property owners who own "key"
wildlife habitats by helping them manage these lands and by creat-
ing financial incentives to help protect and keep these native lands
wild.
One thing residents already are doing is creating new taxes to
preserve important local ecosystems. Since 1972, 30 Florida coun-
ties have voted to tax themselves in the form of real estate "doc
stamps," and that has generated more than $2 billion to purchase
nearly 375,000 acres of conservation lands.
And it's important which tracts of land are priorities to buy and
put into conservation. We need communities separated by green
spaces in the form of woods, swamps and farmlands that will sup-
port wildlife.
We must minimize the effects of habitat fragmentation by
making sure large areas of conservation lands and wetlands. stay
connected to other natural landscapes. The report estimates that
two million of the seven million acres projected to be lost to devel-
opment by 2060 lie within a mile of existing public conservation
lands. If this happens, it will create "islands" of natural habitat that
will isolate wildlife populations from each other. This will really
have a negative impact on species that require vast tracts of undis-
turbed land to survive.
Fragmentation also will make prescribed burning, a manage-
ment technique essential for maintaining quality wildlife habitat,
even more difficult.
But by using smart-growth initiatives and planning, we can
encourage development that is environmentally sensitive, instead
of allowing haphazard urban sprawl to occur.
Proactive strategies are best adopted at the local level and
include acquiring and protecting large parcels of conservation
lands; promoting compatible agriculture, like cattle ranches and
timber farms (because they provide wildlife habitat); developing
-conservation easements; creating tax incentives; and managing the
growing development with large-scale land-use planning in mind.
You can get involved in advocating for wise land-use decisions
in your community to minimize negative impacts to wildlife. You
can ask whether your city or county has a local land-acquisition
program. Are the roads there being designed and situated to accom-
-: modate wildlife? Does your community view conserving its green
infrastructure and wetlands with the same importance as maintain-
ing its roads, buildings and bridges?
And are you, yourself, conserving wildlife habitat on your own
property?
To view "Wildlife 2060: What's At Stake For Florida?" go to
MyFWC'com/wildlife2060. Another site you can log onto and get
involved with is "Teaming with Wildlife" at www.teaming.com.
We might not be able to slow down growth in our state, but I
encourage you to join the FWC and other organizations working
together to find solutions to make a brighter future for our wildlife
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Shelby Durrance Only District Champ


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior Shelby Durrance was
the only Hardee tennis player to
go all the way.
Durrance captured the Class
2A, District 9 number three sin-
gles title in matches on the local
courts last week.
Hardee girls did well in host-
ing the far-flung district Senior
Amanda Porter, soph Kate
Krause and' both doubles teams,
Shelby Durrance and Clara
Durrance at number one and
Krause and junior Kayla Woods
at number two doubles, each
went to the semi-final round.
Hardee boys often found
themselves against the top- or
second-seed opponent in the
first round and none was able to
get beyond the quarter-final
round.

Girls
Shelby Durrance, top seed in
the number three singles,
showed why she earned that
spot. She swept past Sebring's
Kelsey Tucker in the quarter-
final round 6-1, 6-1, then took
Molly Rikard of Palmetto 6-'1,
6-1. In the finals she went up
against: second-seed Aly
Delrose of Braden River and
took a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
At number two singles,
Porter won the tough opening
round 6-3, 7-6 (3) against Tara
.Henderson of Lake Placid.
However, she then had to face
top-seed Erin Lisch of Palmetto
and succumbed 6-0, 6-1. Lisch
lost to Kaley Walter of Sebring
in the finals.
In the number five singles,
Krause had a monstrous match
in the quarterfinal against Sierra
Weaver of Lake Placid, but
pulled it out after four hours, 5-
7, 7-6 (4) 6-4. After that she had
to play second-seed Emma


Buenrostro of DeSoto and lost
6-1, 6-1. Buenrostro lost in the
finals to April Wallace of
Sebring.
In the other singles matches,
Hardee girls lost in the opening
round. At number one singles,
Clara Durrance warred against
Gabi Edelman of Desoto and
lost 7-6 (3), 6-1. Edelman lost
to second-seed Lauren Bock of,
Braden River, who went on to
be the number one singles
champion and advance to
regionals. (Only the number
one singles champ and the
championship team advance).
In the number four singles,
Woods lost to second-seed
Lauren Thomsen of Braden
River. Thomsen lost to Shana
Bassett of Sebring in the finals.
Both Hardee doubles teams
got past the opening round. At
number one doubles, Dur-
rance/Durrance defeated Shelby
Johnson/Dara Kates of Booker
6-1, 6-4, but then lost 6-2, 6-4
to Angie Carrillo/Kayla Lock-
hart of Avon Park. That duo lost
in the finals to Bock/Delrose of
Braden River in the finals.
At number two doubles,,
Hardee's Woods/Krause went
head-to-head against Bueriro-
stro/Laura Rodriguez of DeSoto
and won 7-6, 6-1. Woods/-
Krause then lost 7-5, 7-5 to
Emily Charlson/Danielle Dy-
gert of Booker. That group lost
to Braden River's Sam
Glodde/Thomsen in the finals.

Boys
Senior Joe Porter came from
several games' absence to play
at number one singles at dis-
tricts. He was seeded against
second-seed Cody Gusto in the
opening round and lost 6-1, 6-0.
At number two singles, soph
Dylan Justice went as far as he
could in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 loss to


Brandon Tarpley of Palmetto.
Tarpley lost to eventual cham-
pion Mike Reed of Sebring.
In the number three singles,
soph Kyle Bodeck lost to.top-
seed and eventual champ Mich-
ael Esteban of Braden River.
Senior Dusty Spears opened
number four singles against
second-seed Nikhil Raghuveera
of Sebring, and lost 6-0, 6-1.
Rag-huveera lost in the finals to
top-seed Matt, Boles of Braden
Riv-er in a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
marathon.
At number five singles soph
Justin Fones lost 6-1, 6-2 to
. .Uw.


Braden River's Stephen Desch
in the opening round. Desch
then lost 6-6, 6-1, 6-4 to top-
seed Brandon Gusto of Booker,
who won the finals as well in
another marathon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
In the number one doubles,
Justice/Fones battled Reed/-
Raghueveera of Sebring 6-0, 6-
2.
And, in number two doubles,
Bodeck/Spears lost 2-6, 6-1, 6-
1 to Jake Plymale/Mitul Patel of
DeSoto, who were seeded sec-
ond, but lost to Mitch Mar-
golis/Boles of Braden River in
the finals.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Finishing up in the number one singles semi-finals were
seniors Shelby Durrance (left) and Clara Durrance.


Majors Boys


Already Active


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Nine teams are busy playing
baseball.
With so many squads, the
Dixie YQuth Majors are divided
into two groups, the American
League and the National Lea-
gue.
The nine squads are the
Yankees, Reds, Braves, Mets,
Red Sox, Rays, Dodgers, White
Sox and Cubs.
Their season began last
Monday, April 13 and stretches
through mid-June, allowing for
rain-outs, such as occurred last
Tuesday.
Playing for the Yankees are
Austin Altman, Omar Alamia,
Marco Briones, Frank Farias,
Jose Gonzales, Jordan Jones,
.Tucker Albritton, Dakota Alt-
man, Jhett See, Alexander
'.Shields, Keifer Kedzior and
Bobby Taylor, who are coached
.by Walt Altman and Jack See.
Team two is the Reds,
coached by Kenny Hewett and
Bobby Brewer. On their roster
are Bradley Brewer,'Zack Car-
ranco, Tyler Hewett, Brandon
Hill, William McClelland, Dyl-
an Norwood, Eliseo San-chez,
Cody Combee, Hunter Scran-
ton, Travis Williams, Jesse
Santoyo and. Kyle Hewett.
On team three, the Braves,
are Willie Baker, Jacob Bolin,
Parker Carlton, Patrick Carlton,
Tyler Helms, Hayden Lindsey,
Seth McGee, Boorie Paris,
Roby Paris, Ryai Ramirez,
Dylan Salas and Joel Urdiera.
Their coaches are Todd Bolin,
Gerry Lindsey, Mark McGee
and Beth Carlton.
For the Mets, team four, the
coaches are Chris Spencer, Joe
Albritton and Jamie Franks.
Their squad includes Tyler
Bragg, Dalton Bryant, Blake
-' Crawley, Michael Heine, Wyatt
Montgomery, Cody Spencer,
Dalton Tubbs, Tyler Veitch,
Brandon Franks, Landon Al-
britton, Michael Roberts apd


Michael Owens.
The Red Sox are teami -five,
with Zack Battles, Marcus
Battles, Tomas Gomez, Ty
Trammell, Jonathan Cisneros,
Alejandro Rodriguez, Isaac
Flores, Wyatt Zeigler, Austin
Walker, Andrew Hagans, Nar-
cisco Valdez and Dale. Love- -
ing, whose coaches are Jose
Flores, Jeff Block and Michael
Choate.
For team six, the Rays, the
coaches are Brian Smith, Gil-
bert Garcia and Todd Durden.
Taking the field for them are
Hunter Bryant, Alex Clarke,
Marco DeLeon, Tanor Durden;
Sam Eriksen, Julian Galvez,
Kevin Kunkel, Devin Pearson,
Jordan Rogers, Austin Garcia,
Larrett Smith, Jeremy Franks
and Sherry Lee.
On the seventh squad, the
Dodgers, players are David
Badillo, Conner Crawford,
Josef Crosby, Glen Ellis, Cesar
Fimbres, Andy Manley, Cody
McVay, Ruben Olmos, Adam
Salas, Michael Tomlinson,
Russell Weems and Carlos
Camacho, who are coached by
Andrew McGuckin, Keith
Weems and Susana Castillo.
For the eighth team, the
White Sox, the roster includes
Adrian Rodriguez, Jeremiah
Turner, Johnnie Brown, Aaron
Harrison, Ryan Moore, Kole
Robertson, Jonathan Martin,
Joseph Crawford, Thomas
Atchley, Cody Woods, Tomas
Hinojosa and Cleston Sanders.
So far, the only coached named
is Dale Crawford.
The final team is the Cubs,
coached by Jacob Mink, whose
assistants haven't been named
yet. On his squad are Levi
Mink, Miguel Weatherford,
Mario Santoyo, Jacob Lazo,
Frankie Coronado, Trey Faulk,
Dionte Faulk, Jacob Esquivel,
Marquis Delgado, Tony Gon-
zales, Jimmy Lane, Noah
Coronado and Zachary Coro-
nado.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Tuesday successes came to (left to right), Kate Krause and Kayla Woods in the semi-finals of number two doubles,
while senior Shelby Durrance went all the way to win the number three singles championship. Coach Barbara
Leupold was obviously proud of them.


The 2009 district playoff team included (from left) Shelby Durrance, Clara Durrance, Kayla Woods, Kate Krause,;
Sumrner Palmer and Amanda Porter.


FronBthDe v earth
By David Kelly


F,~~sa


HOLY THINKING
Have you ever given much thought to how you think?
It really is an interesting topic to think about. Even more inter-
esting is to actually talk to others about it, and it is even more con-
troversial to say there is only one way to do it.
Automatically I've lost half of you by saying there is only one
way to think.
Wow! Pretty rigid stuff, huh?
Actually, it is not. Thinking this way will set you free. It will
blow the doors off all your fears and trepidations and start chipping
away at all the desires and cares that weigh you down.
The way we think, the way I think, the way you think is hard
to define.
We love to think we know how we think and why we think the
way we do, and we are pretty adamant about it. Not just us, the liv-
ing people, but for centuries people have thought about how they
think and have been pretty clear about how they thought and why
it was important.
So how do you think?
What I mean by that is, where do your thoughts start from? In
other words, what basis do you give for the thoughts you have?
I've heard many different answers and theories for what peo-
ple believe about the basis of their thoughts. Some of these answers
and theories have made sense to me over the years, but only one
has really worked.
Some people believe there is an inner voice in all of us. Some
people believe we think of our own thoughts and it is as simple as
that: We think it up and live it out. Some people I've asked that
question to say they've never really thought about it, which means
they have, but it was not comfortable enough to learn the answer so
they quit digging. Or people give in to the desires of their own
heart.
Many people believe that people are good from birth, but the
Bible says something different.
We need to base what we think on God's Holy Word. For the
Word of God is holy and true. God says that Scripture is God-
breathed. He says it is life giving. He says it is bread for the beg-
gar and drink for the thirsty. ..
See what God says through His servant, Peter, about how we
should think:
In 2 Peter 3:1-7 it says, "Dear friends, this is now my second
letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate,
you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken
in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our
Lord and Savior through your apostles. First of all, you must
understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and fol-
lowing their own evil desires. They will say, 'Where is this coming
he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it
has since the beginning of creation.' But they deliberately forget
that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was
formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world
of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the pre-
sent heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day
of judgment and destruction of ungodly men."
So the way I see it, I can think like I want, which is evil and
ultimately futile, or I can believe in God and let Scripture be the
lens I think through, meditate on and let guide me, with the Holy
Spirit convicting me of my evil thoughts and encouraging me to
repent and live in the joy and hope that Jesus so freely provides.
How do you want to think? Do you want to be burdened by
sin? Do you want to be weighed down by evil desires? Or do you
want Jesus to be the basis of all you think?


There is no exercise better
for the heart than reaching


down and lifting people up.
-John Andrew Holmes







10A The Herald-Advocate, April 23, 2009.


Federal Plea For U.S. 17 $$$ Dixie Boys Playing Ball


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of commissioners will
go to Washington, D.C. in
hopes of getting money to com-
plete U,. 17 four-laning.
Hardee County Commission
Chairman Dale Johnson will
join with his DeSoto County
counterpart in a trip to the
Capitol next week.
During the time they are
there, they hope to meet with
several legislators and encour-
age them to include $288 mil-
lion in the next transportation
funding plan.
The trip is not connected to
the U.S. 17 public hearing on
May 5 which will just consider
a minor adjustment to the four-
laning plan so it will join in
Zolfo Springs where the high-
way is already four-laned in-
stead of coming up the old CSX
railroad bed into the town.
At last week's meeting, the
five commissioners signed a
funding request and approved a
resolution to go with it and cov-
er letter to U.S. Congressman
Vern Buchanan, whose District
13 includes Hardee County.


Buchanan has been support-
ive of the goal to four-lane U.S.
17 in the places in Hardee,
DeSoto and Charlotte counties
where it is still two-lane and
creates bottlenecks and traffic
dangers.
The letter and resolution give
several reasons to complete
four-laning U.S. 17, a project
which began over 50 years ago:
Resolutions from the
commission and the cities of
Bowling Green, Wauchula and
the town of Zolfo Springs have
asked state and federal legisla-
tors and the governor for expe-
ditious completion of U.S. 17.
After the 2004 hurricanes
which devastated the county, a
FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) the long-
term recovery plan identified
U.S. 17 as the "single most im-
portant regional project for the
three counties it passes
through." That plan was en-
dorsed by FEMA, the governor,
state and federal legislators, and
the state Department of Com-
munity Affairs.
U.S. 17 is the economic
lifeblood of Hardee County, a


county of Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern. It is also
part of the state's Strategic
Intermodal System for moving
people and goods throughout
the state.
The Florida Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative Inc. (FHREDI) has
designated U.S. 17 as its top
priority for the region.
U.S. 17 is a prime evacu-
ation route for Florida residents
living on the Southwest Gulf
Coast, thus critical to the public
safety of southern counties.
The state Department of
Transportation completed a
study in 1992 shows accident
rates on the two-lane stretches
of this road over 14 times the
statewide average.
DOT District I funding, if
evenly distributed, would en-
able the remaining segments of.
U.S. 17 to be completely four-
laned.
Without the allocation of
funding by the federal commit-
tee on transportation and infra-
structure, it will likely be anoth--
er 20 years before U.S. 17 four-
laning is done,


BIG HELP


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The four teams in the 2009
Dixie Boys division got into
action last week.
After a game on Monday,
there was no game on Tuesday,
but another was played on
Thursday and on Friday. The
Braves and Rays are unbeaten
so far and the Red Sox and the
Yankees are looking for their
first win.
The season opened last
Monday with the Braves domi-
nating the Yankees 13-1.
For the Braves, Kris Johnson
and Vince Grimsley circled the
bases four times each. Grimsley
homered and doubled. Justin
Forrester banged a pair of dou-
bles and Tyler Cloud also dou-
bled. Dustin Goodwyn scored
twice, and Cloud, Forrester and
Blaine Harshburger each added
a score. Other players were


Wyatt Maddox, Lee Woods,
John Michael Chason, Wyatt
Kofke and Chase Revell, who
left the game in the first
inning.
Dalton Reas was the only
Yankee to come around to cross
home plate. Joining him in the
actions were Armando Alamia,
Mason Gough, Tim Steedley,
Tanner Gough, Austin Judah,
Chris T6mlinson, Wilson Bem-
bry, Mark Solis, Ezekiel Servin
and Amin Lazrak.
On Thursday night, the Rays
downed the Red Sox 13-8.
Kramer Royal and Garrett
Albritton paced the Rays with
three runs apiece. Albritton
tripled and Cole Choate dou-
bled. Choate, Felix Esquivel
and Luke Winter each scored
twice and. Eric Klein added a
solo tally. Other Rays in on the
action were Noe Navarro,
Mason Waters, Willie Godwin,


Softball Honors Seniors


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In a rescheduled game on
Thursday night, the Hardee
girls softball team took a few
moments to acknowledge the
efforts of their four seniors.
Amaris Garza, Chelsea
Owens, Miranda Powell and
Krystin Robertson took the
home field for the final time in
their high school careers.
The girls began Class 4A-
District 10 playoffs in Palmetto
on Tuesday night against the
host school in a 5:30 p.m. game,
weather permitting.
In the final home game, orig-
inally set for last Tuesday. and
rained out, the Hardee girls took
the lead but could not hold out
against the more seasoned Fort
Meade squad.
Powell set the first three Lady


Miners down in order, on a pair
of ground-outs and a pop-up.
Junior Chelsey Steedley got
Hardee started. She walked,
went to second on a sacrifice by
Kristina Garcia. She stole third
and worked her way home
before the final out of the
inning.
Powell struck out the first
two Miners in the second inning
and induced a ground-out on
the third. Hardee also went
down in order.
It was another one, two, three
inning for Fort Meade in the top
of the third and Hardee fol-
lowed suit. The Miners went
down quietly in the top of the
fourth. Elvira Servin singled
and Taylor Bolin doubled, but
the duo was stranded in the
home half of the fourth.
The Miners evened the game


in the top of fifth on a triple and
single. The second runner was
out on an attempted steal.
Hardee left Garza stranded after
she had singled.
In the sixth, Fort Meade
added a pair of runs on a pair
singles and an error, taking a 3-
1 lead. Hardee went down in
order.
The seventh inning was the
charmer for Fort Meade, which
plated seven runners on a com-
bination of hits and walks.
Hardee attempted to rally but
got only one runner home.
Courtney Parks walked and
moved around the bases on sac-
rifices by Owens and Powell.
Garza singled to score Parks.
Steedley drew another walk,
but runners were left on base
when the last out ended the
game, 10-2.


COURTESY PHOTO
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plate," which was created by commissioned ceramic artist Jeanne Bessette. It
acknowledges the contribution of financial support and volunteers provided by the
Matred Carlton Olliff Foundation. Pictured (from left) are Gina Neuhofer, Big Brothers
Big Sisters mentor manager Afsr Harde County, Farr, and Anne Marie Welty, develop-,
ment director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.


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Josh Gonzales, Triston Mont-'
gomery and Floyd Addison.
Garrett Mimbs and Campbell
Aubry came around to .score
twice each for the R&t' Sox.
Ramiro Btiones, Jacob Alti'ran,
Kaleb Bryant and Kyle,Schrank
each crossed home plate once.
Other Red Sox are Justin
Rickett, Reed Woods, Kendall
Grice, Dustin Scheel and Matt
Frazier.
The Braves won the Friday
finale to the week with a 10-1
score over the Yankees.
Cloud came around to home
plate three times for the Braves.
Johnson and Forrester were
twin-tally batters and Revell,
Grimsley and Maddox added a
run each.
Tanner Gough was the lone'
Yankee to cross home plate.
Steedley had a pair of hits and
was stranded, as was Alamia,
Mason Gough and Judah.








PAGE ONE


Bowling Green City Hall


To Get New Phone System


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission on Tuesday, April
14, authorized city manager
Yvonne Kimball to buy a new
telephone system. The price
will be $3,560.99.
The current system is 15 to
20 years old and is outdated,
having no voice mail or caller
ID, she said. The city received a
buy/lease proposal from
Embarq.
The commission approved a
proclamation presented by
Shawna Lambert for April
being Child Abuse Prevention
Month. Hardee County has
7,842 children "who deserve to
live and grow in healthy, safe
and nuturing environments, free
from threats of violence and
harm. Currently over, 1,400
children in Polk, Highlands and
Hardee counties are receiving
services due to abuse and/or
neglect.
"Child abuse and neglect


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A game tomorrow (Friday)
night at Fort Meade ends the
regular season.
The Hardee varsity Wildcats
are in Class 4A, District 10
playoffs at Sebring next week.
Seedings haven't been an-
nounced yet. Other teams in the
district are Avon Park, Sarasota
Booker, Braden River, DeSoto
and Palmetto.
The 'Cats need to regroup
and put it together for the dis-
trict tournament after a four-
game losing streak in the last
two weeks, aided by distrac-
tions from Spring Break and
other activities.
The Wildcats were home on
Monday evening for Senior
Night, at which Ben Krause,
Adam Cartwright, Brek
McClenithan, Michael Dixon
and Tyler Robertson were hon-
ored.
Against Frostproof at home
last Wednesday, Hardee had no


often occurs when people find
themselves in stressful situa-
tions, without community re-
sources and don't know how to
cope. The majority of child
abuse cases stem from situa-
tions and conditions that are
preventable in an engaged and
supportive community. Child
abuse and neglect can be
reduced my making sure each
family has the support they
deserve to raise their children in
a healthy environment.
"The abuse and neglect of
children can be the root cause
of severe, costly and lifelong
problems affecting all of soci-
ety, including physical and
mental health, healthcare,
school failure and criminal
behavior. Awareness and educa-
tion of child abuse and neglect
prevention reduces the negative
results of child abuse and
neglect, helping keep children
and families safe, allowing
them the opportunity to 'get
help before harm occurs' and


keeping them out of a very
complex and expensive social
welfare system and criminal
justice system."
The proclamation further
said, "We must work together
as a community . it takes a
collaborative effort among
neighbors, community groups,
faith-based organizations,
schools, businesses, law en-
forcement, the courts and gov-
ernmental agencies to succeed
in this effort so our local chil-
dren are given the best opportu-
nity to grow and thrive in
healthy, nurturing environments
free from threats of violence
and harm."
The commission agreed for
Hardee Fire/Rescue to sell an
old city firetruck and use the
money toward the county
fire/rescue station in Bowling
Green.
Kimball said a recent auto
accident by an uninsured driver
ruined a city fire hydrant. The
city replaced it but has no back-
up fire hydrant. The commis-
sion authorized Kimball to buy
another fire hydrant as backup
and for the city to send a bill to
the driver to try to get money to
pay for it.
The commission granted
approval for Bill Staton to have
a pre-engineered steel model
home at his mobile home lot at
the north end of the city. Steve
Madray said the homes are
strong, hurricane-proof and
much more affordable than tra-
ditional housing. His office is in
Sebring. The commission said
Madray Steel Inc. would need


answer for the strong Bulldog
pitching. Krause was stranded
twice, Kramer Royal, Robert-
son and Cartwright were also
left on base. Frostproof scored a
run in the first inning, two more
in the third and a final pair in
the sixth inning.
It didn't get any better at
Sebring on Thursday night.
Leadoff batter McClenithan
was stranded twice. Sebring put
one run on the board in the sec-
ond stanza, added fourth more
in the third, two in the fourth
and three-in the sixth inning to
claim the victory.
While the five seniors gear up
for their final games in district
play, others will look to next
season. Juniors are Carson
Davis, Conner Daivis, Grayson
Lambert, Marcus Chancey,
Kody Porter, Tyler Cobb and
Dalton Farr. Sophs are Royal,
Scott Donaldson, Jake Mayer
and Kyle Ward. Wintz Terrell is
the only freshman.


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approval by the county building
and zoning department. The
company recently built a steel
frame home on South 7th Ave.
in Wauchula where Virgil (Jug)
Wilson used to live.
The commission postponed
the first reading of an ordinance
regulating the use and parking
of big trucks and trailers in the
city. Some trucks are damaging
city roads and sidewalks and
the owners should pay for the
damage, said commissioners.
Mayor Randy Mink said


April 14 was his 50th birthday.
The commission approved
the first reading of an ordinance
dealing with solid waste that
allows the city to levy a proper-
ty lien against customers who
do not pay for garbage collec-
tion.
The commission approved
the first reading of a resolution
amending the budget to transfer
$100,000 from reserves to be
used for water line projects.
The commission approved a
resolution for an ID anti-theft


program for utility customers.
The commission agreed to
spend $12,000 for future engi-
neering costs so the city will not
lose a community development
block grant of $187,000 as rec-
ommended by the city manager.
Cecil Garner of 5009. Central
Avenue said his home needs
more water pressure. Commis-
sioner Perry Knight asked the
city manager to have the city
replace old galvanized water
pipes whenever possible. The
new pipe will be PVC, he said.


3-D VIEW


COURTESY PHOTO
Florida Hospital Wauchula now has new imaging equipment which allows a patient to
be scanned in five minutes with complete 3-D images for better diagnostics. The
machine, a Toshiba 16-slice CT scanner, cost $500,000, according to Hospital Admin-
istrator Linda Adler. Pictured with the new scanner are (from left) radiology techni-
cians Valeria Wells and Rhonda Humphries.


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From good beginnings come good things. Wauchula State Bank's conservative,
customer-focused foundation has produced a strong, experienced bank. We've
seen depression, wars, and a lot of changes in the world during the past 80 years.
Through it all, we've stayed committed to serving the financial needs of the families
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Hardee


Living-


Painter/Hopkins

Wedding Plans


Teresa Lynn "Teri" Painter of
Wauchula has announced plans
for her upcoming marriage to
Gabriel Cetan "Gabe" Hopkins
of Eastlake, Ohio.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of John and Teresa Hall of
Wauchula and Gary Painter of
Zolfo Springs. The prospective
groom is the son of James and
Cindy Hopkins of Eastlake,
Ohio.


COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. David Sleeper

Kelly Barone & David

Sleeper Are Wed
Kelly Denise Elisabeth and Jacob Barone of Bowling
Barone became the bride of Green, brother of the bride.
David George Sleeper on Wearing a tea-length aqua-
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at St. marine dress with tiered chiffon
Augustine's Catholic Church in hemline with a beaded bolero
Gainesville. was the mother of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of The groom's mother wore a tea-
Richard and Terry Barone of length dress in silver chiffon
Bowling Green. The groom is with a matching long beaded
the son of David and Jan jacket.
Sleeper of Wauchula. Following the ceremony, a
Officiating at the mass was wedding reception was held at
the bride's uncle, Father John the Courtyard at Steve's Cafe in
Gubbins. Gainesville. Alternating ar-
Arrangements of roses, snap- rangements of silvered pine-
dragons and silvered plumose cones in trifle stands, tall mer-
in shades of lavender and white cury-glass vases filled with
decorated the altar. The church long silver branches, pumosa
pews were marked with hy- and orchids, and round mer-
drangeas, lavender roses, sil- cury-glass candle holders
vered pine cones and crystals. adorned the tables.
The bride, who was given in Guests were served appetiz-
marriage by her father, wore an ers of lemon-rosemary chicken
ivory Allure Couture gown with skewers and fondue crostini,
a sweetheart neckline and with a Caesar salad. There was
spaghetti straps. The gown was a choice of entrees including a
embroidered with lace and roasted pork loin with apple
accentuated with crystal beds brandy sauce, grilled orange
and featured a scalloped hem. rosemary glazed chicken breast,
Her fitiger-tip length veil was- and,-. southwest vegetable
custom mainide in iwiy with .a .Napoleon. .... -.
scalloped embroidered -edge.-..""A three-tiefed sour cream
She carried a bouquet of laven- pound cake with lemon filling
der roses, wedding cake was decorated
Attending to the bride was with buttercream piped designs
the maid of honor, Lindsey that matched the details in the
Barone, the bride's sister of bride's gown and topped with
Gainesville. Serving as matron lavender roses. The cake knife
of honor was Shenna Drenner used was a family heirloom
of Gonzalez, La. Bridesmaids originally used by the bride's
were Kimberly Jacobsen of great-grandmother in 1904.
Sarasota and Brittany Squires After a 10-day honeymoon
of Gainesville. cruise to Aruba, Curacao, Costa
The bridesmaids wore strap- Rica and Panama the couple are
less Jim Hjelm gowns in plat- at home in Gainesville.
inum with a sweetheart neck- The bride is a 2001 graduate
line. The back was tied with a of, Hardee Senior High School
brooch of each bridesmaid's and a 2005 graduate of the
choosing. They carried bou- University of Florida. She is
quets of lavender roses, hy- employed at the North Central
drangeas, and snapdragons. Florida YMCA, in Gainesville
The best man was Paul Ina- as a Human Resources Director.
gawa of Frostproof., Grooms- The groom is a 2000 graduate
men were Michael Sleeper of of Hardee Senior High School
Wauchula, the groom's brother, and is employed as a Lead
Peter Barone of Lakeland/West Programmer at Ignition Studios
Palm Beach, the bride's brother, in Gainesville.


The couple will exchange
marriage vows on Saturday,
May 2, at New Hope Baptist
Church in Wauchula. Music
will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the
ceremony commencing at 5.
A wedding reception will fol-
low at the Joe L. Davis Barn in
Wauchula.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

BLESSED ARE THE POOR?
People are fascinated with the idea of being rich, especially
during a recession.
These strange folks live among us, but seem to live charmed
lives. They live in huge homes, get to where they want to go by jet
and when things get too stressful, they cruise to the Bahamas and
soak up some rays.
Yet Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor." He apparently saw
something valuable in a condition most folks are trying hard to
,I\kid. What was it?
S ihe poor man is in a position of continual need. He must ask
for aiid receive help every day. Jesus said this is blessed because it
lines up L\ith our true situation. Those who know God best are most
a.I ,I h,', constantly they need Him.
Sull. the flesh shudders at the thought of living this way.
l'hat'> \' h\ we must stoutly resist the temptation to put our faith in
the istiblc and tangible.
"Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thine
o\\n understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).


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Nici Santo and Tiff Davis
Tiff Davis & Nici Santo

Are Engaged To Marry


Lynn Monies and John Beard
of Wauchula and Parker and
Colleen Davis of Palm City
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Tiffani Nikole
Davis of St. Petersburg, to
Dominic "Nici" Santo of St.
Petersburg, the son of Charlie
Santo of St. Petersburg and
Aimee Greene of Arkansas.
Thebride-elect is a 1992
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and a 1994 graduate of
South Florida Community Coll-
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played, and plans to attend
school in the fall for a degree in
forensic sciences.
The prospective groom is a
1994 graduate of Dixie Hollins
High School in Kenneth City.
He is a 2003 graduate of St.
Petersburg College, and is
employed as a system engineer
at Tech Data in Clearwater.
Plai's are being made for a
Saturday, Oct. 17, wedding cer-
emony at Shephard's Beach
Resort in Clearwater Beach.



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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
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Julian Hugh Moore met his
wife to be, Frances Elizabeth
Griffin, in the spring of 1958 at
a movie theater in Avon Park.
He was 15 and she was 16. "It
was love at first sight. I can still
remember her dress, shoes and
hairdo," he said recently.
While the'family lived on a
dairy on SR 64 West, he walked
10 miles to visit her.
Once, when she went to visit
her grandparents in Georgia, he
hitchhiked to see her for only
two hours. It took him three
days to get back home.
When her family moved to
Tampa, he would skip school
and hitchhike to Tampa to see


her.
The couple became engaged
on Aug. 30, 1958, and were
married on Feb. 3, 1959. He
quit school to get married, get-
ting their parents' consents and
going to Sebring to get their
license. On the way back from
Sebring, they stopped at the
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, then at U.S. 17 and
Main Street, and were married
in the minister's office.
They started married life in
an apartment in Tampa, which
they rented for $8 a week.
When they moved back to this
area, she worked as a
server/hostess for several local


COURTESY PHOTOS
Frances and Julian Moore were married 50 years in
February.


restaurants. He worked for
Lykes Brothers Packing Plant.
Over the years,.they had five
children: sons Thomas Hugh,
Joel Franklin and Julian Eu-
gene, and daughters Candy
Frances and Donna Gail.
Back in Hardee County, they
platited blueberries and watch-
ed their children grow, adding
11 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
In December 2006, Frances
Moore was diagnosed with can-
cer, and she battled the disease
since that time.
It was her wish to have all her
family and friends help them
celebrate their 50th anniversary,
but she became too weak. There
was a small celebration at the
home of their daughter, Candy
Hamilton, on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
After 50 years and one month
of marriage, she died on March
3.


Wyatt Haney
Celebrates
First Birthday


Wyatt
Wyatt Cole Haney, the son of
Will and Tennille Haney of
Clewiston, has turned 1 year
old.
He celebrated with family
and friends on March 14 at the
barn of great-giandfather Roger
Haney. The barn is located on
Chancey Road.
Wyatt, who loves to ride
horses, was presented with a
new saddle.
Also joining in the celebra-
tion were grandparents Steve
and B.J. Haney and Mike and
Ida Mary Spears of Bowling
Green, grandfather Neil Holder
of Lake Placid, and grandmoth-
er Robyn Holder of Port St.
Lucie; and aunt Mary Shannon
Haney and cousin Hunter of
Kannapolis, N.C.



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The couple met in early
1958 and were engaged in
late August.


April 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3B

Lunchroom Ladies

Honored In Combat


A framed plaque holding a
United States flag flown during
a combat mission was recently
presented to the cafeteria serv-
ing both Hilltop Elementary
School and Hardee Junior High
School.
The plaque was given to the
kitchen staff by Spc. Matthew
Prestridge of the 715th Military
Police, the grandson of Dwight
and Lois Prestridge of Wau-
chula and the son of Sheila
Stewart of Fort Pierce and Mark
Birch of North Carolina.
Lois Prestridge is one of the
lunchroom ladies at the cafete-
ria, and together with the other
cafeteria workers sent regular
care packages overseas. The
packages are filled with soups,
cookies, personal items and
other things he needs.
"He usually has enough
cookies and food to share with
his platoon," said Prestridge.
In order to say thanks to the
lunchroom ladies for all their
care packages, he had a pilot
friend fly the American flag
during a combat mission in
honor of the cafeteria. The pilot
is with the 492nd Fighter
Squadron, called the "Madhat-
ters," and flew over Afghani-
stan.


The plaque contains the flag,
a certificate of authentication,
and two military patches. It
hangs in Doris Reynolds' office
in the cafeteria.
For the Easter holiday, the
lunchroom ladies sent a care
package of homemade baked
goods to him, which he was
able to share with his platoon.
The 20-year-old is a graduate
of Westwood High in Fort
Pierce and has been in the mili-
tary since the age of 17. He is
expected to come home on
leave in either June or July of
this year.

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COURTESY PHOTOS
Spc. Matthew Prestridge of
the 715th Military Police.


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6 pm


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Joining them in song will be

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Free Admission Love Offering will be accepted
Everyone is invited. Please come.
Refreshments served in Social Hall following concert ,

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First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green is holding a
yard sale this Saturday begin-
ning at 8 a.m. in the social hall
and the south parking lot.
Any donations may be
dropped off at the social hall
through Thursday at 4531 U.S.
17 N. or may be picked up by
calling 285-9261.
All proceeds benefit the
Annie Armstrong Home
Mission Fund.
'Thez deadline foFrChurch News
submissions is Thursday at-5
for the next edition.


'Lois Presttidge (left) presents plaque of the American.
flag to Doris Reynolds.


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Golden Wedding Anniversary


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Way ^Back Wlhen


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advo-
cate, the Hardee County Her-
ald and The Herald-Advo-
cate...

75 YEARS AGO
An audience that taxed the
capacity of the city auditorium
witnessed the school entertain-
ment last Thursday. Each child
did his part well and showed the
effect of long and patient train-
ing by Miss Ella Beeson, who
has charge of the beginners, and
Miss Ruth Sutherland, elemen-
tary supervisor.

The Tampa division of the
Baptist Women's Missionary
held its annual rally at the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula on
Friday night, with seven associ-
ations represented by an atten-
dance of 250. The Rev. B.A.
Roth, local pastor, gave the
address of welcome.

L.L. Prine, manager of the
J.G. McCrory Stores here, has
been appointed as scoutmaster
of Boy Scout Troop 60, which
is sponsored by the Lions Club.
Appointed as assistant scout-
masters were Carl Hanna, Ed-
gar Posey, Dr. W.H. Peacock
and Thomas Moore. The Lions
Club has amended its budget to
allow the Wauchula Boys
Scouts to participate in the
activities of the Flaming Arrow
Conference.

Stansfield Drug offers "the
best prescription service and
quality." Call 150. J.G. Ander-
son Realty offers tax adjust-
ments, fire insurance and real
estate. Nearby X-Cel Seed &
Feed, managed by L.O. Bethea,
has feeds, seeds, insecticides,
fertilizers and crate materials.

50 YEARS AGO
The bonds to finance Hardee
County's new road-building
program should be sold by
November and work begin on
the five top-priority projects by
the first of next year. Com-mis-
sion Chairman Lee Hanchey
assured the group the bonds
would go through. Commis-
sioner Luke Waldron named the
Gardner Roadb one of the first to
be done. Others are the Fort
Green and Fort Green Springs
road; the Fort Green-Metheny
road; the Moore road and the
New Zion Church road south.

The highest price on cattle
since "the boom days" was
reported last week at Hardee
Livestock Market. Prices on
every class were up, with $2.43
a hundred weight rise on total
tonnage. Prices ranged from




Spring


Concert


Coming

The Hardee Junior High and
Hardee Senior High singers will
combine efforts for their annual
Spring Concert next Thursday,
April 30.
The concert will begin at 6
p.m. It will be held in the
Hardee Junior High/Hilltop
Elementary School auditorium.
The younger students are
under the direction of Alisha
Moore, while the older teens are
under the direction of David
Radford.
The concert will be packed
with favorites, which will in-
clude "It Don't Mean a Thing
(If It Ain't Got that Swing)," a
medley from "The Phantom of
the Opera," a medley from
"Sister Act," a tribute to Ray
Charles called "What'd I Say,"
and "Seasons of Love" from
"Rent."
Also included are pop num-
bers such as a choral medley
from "High School Musical,"
"Can't Buy Me Love," "Life is
a Highway," "I'll Be There,"
"Bless the Broken Road," "I
Can Love You Like That" and
"I Hope You Dance."
The concert will close with


the traditional song "Friends."
to honor the Hardee High
School Chorus seniors.
The concert will feature the
Hardee Junior High School
Chorus, the Hardee Senior High
School Concert Choir, and the
Hardee Senior High School
Cabaret.
. Admission is $2 per person.
The money collected will help
cover the cost of the concert.


$19 to $27 a hundred weight on
steers, from $22.75 to $29 on
heifers, from $20 to $46 calves,
from $17 to $26 on cows, and
$18 to $26.25 on bulls.

Hardee County's fifth peace
officer training school, termed
the best yet by Sheriff Odell
Carlton, ended last week with
30 regular or auxiliary lawmen
receiving certificates in First
Aid and defensive judo.

Bill Irby, a Wauchula high
school junior with a penchant
for twirling the baton, is shown
with the trophy which he re-
ceived for placing second in the
state twirling contest in Fort
Lauderdale this month. Drum
major for the Hardee High
Band, Bill is not qualified to
compete in the national contest
in Pensacola in June.

25 YEARS AGO
Hardee County's own Joe L.
Davis Sr. will be roasted and
toasted by the Citrus Hall of
Fame on May 15 at the Florida
Citrus Showcase annual dinner
in Lake Alfred. Davis, retiring
chairman of the Florida Citrus
Commission, has served a little
over five years on the commis-
sion, the last three as chairman.

An advertisement for a pro-
posed Wauchula city ordinance
for parking violations lists $5
fines for parking on a sidewalk
or crosswalk, within 30 feet of a
traffic control devise, on the
wrong side of the street, over-
time, more than 12 inches from
the curb, obstructing traffic or
in a disabled person's space.

The Hardee Wildcats rode the
strong arms of Gary Painter and
Ross Coker to a 10-0 no-hit
shutout over the DeSoto Bull-
dogs of Arcadia in the opening
game of the Class 2A District
12 tournament at Avon Park on
Tuesday night.

Jerry Southwell at the Hardee
County Extension Office is
handling the disbursement of
funds to persons unemployed
because of the 1983 Christmas
freeze. The funds are to be used
to help defray food and shelter
expenses f'or f:irmw workers and
others left our 'of work due to
the freeze.

10 YEARS AGO
The ailing Hardee County
Health Department is getting
better. A plumbing ventilation
pipe, which was releasing
fumes into the attic instead of
discharging them out the roof,
appeared to the main culprit in
the noxious odors at the new
22,000-square-foot building on
Revell Road.

An Easter Sunday encounter
with a black widow spider near-
ly cost a 31-year-old Wauchula
man his life. Robert Jones spent
a week in the intensive care unit
in Wauchula and Sarasota,
where he was airlifted. "We felt
like it was touch and go several
times," remembers his father,
Emerson Jones.

Nicole Shumard, 18, a senior
at Hardee Senior High School,
was crowned Miss Florida
National Teenager in Orlando
on April 10, beating out 32
other teens from around the
state. The dual-enrollment stu-
dent at South Florida Com-,
munity College will advance to
the Aug. 8. nationals in Opry-
land Resort in Nashville, Tenn.

Miscellaneous ads this week
were from Sam Albritton
Electrical Service, Story Avia-
tion Inc., S&S Irrigation &
Farmer Supply, G&G Used
Auto Parts, Trees Unlimited
and W.B. Olliff Jr. tree surgeon.


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Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


I : I
WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?
Ever wonder where your money goes when you plunk it down
for a fishing license? A great way to illustrate your dollars at work
requires a trip to Lake Panasoffkee in Central Florida.
Lake Panasoffkee, designated an Outstanding Florida Water, is
a 4,460-acre Fish Management Area in Sumter County, near Inter-
state 75. But it took some major efforts to help it maintain that des-
ignation.
In the 1950s, it was one of the state's best places to fish, with
15 active fish camps. By 1998, however, 12 of those camps had
closed. Measures to prevent flooding and maintain water levels
prevented the lake from naturally cleansing itself. Development in
the watershed and the spread of non-native plants had decimated
the habitat and, with it, the lake's ability to sustain a fishery.
But today, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
fish biologists predict that Lake Panasoffkee will be one of the best
bream-fishing sites in the state during 2009.
How did this happen'? It started when you bought that fishing
license.
The FWC contributed about $2.3 million to the $28.3 million
needed for the four-step restoration program that started in 2003
and wrapped up in 2008.
The first step in the process restored public access and re-
established a navigation channel at Coleman Landing.
Next, dredging removed more than three million cubic yards
of sediment to create 765 acres of hard-bottom area suitable for
native vegetation and native fish spawning, especially around his-
toric spawning sites near Grassy and Shell points. The effort also
enhanced recreational access, navigation and fish populations.
After that, dredging another 4.9 million cubic yards of muck
from the east side of Panasoffkee exposed 979 acres of healthy lake
bottom.
Finally, to improve access and reduce the reintroduction of
sediments and exotic plants into the lake, 41 residential canals were
dredged.
Submerged aquatic vegetation is critical to healthy Florida
lakes because it acts as a buffer against shoreline erosion, reduces
sedimentation, cleanses the water and provides vital fish and
wildlife habitat.
Recent electrofishing samples have shown large numbers of
threadfin shad (excellent bass and speckled perch forage) and
largemouth bass in the one- to three-pound range with very full
stomachs. Obviously, bass are feeding heavily on the readily avail-
able threadfin shad. Try fishing with a floating Rat-L-Trap or shal-
low-diving crankbait with chartreuse in it (to match the threadfin's
yellow/green tail). Jerkworms and spinnerbaits will also produce
schooling-size bass.
Local anglers are concluding that this has been one of the best
years in the lake's history for catching schooling-size largemouth
bass.
Electrofishing samples also showed large numbers of smaller-
sized bluegill around eel grass beds and near shore. Good numbers
of nine- to 10-inch bluegill were also observed. Fishing with crick-
ets or grass shrimp around eel grass beds should work well for the
available bream.
Anglers reported good catches of large crappie this season, and
biologists have seen more crappie in their sampling.
Two new fish camps have opened, helping the local economy
and drawing in additional anglers from around the country.
Florida's recreational freshwater fisheries generate $2.4 billion
in local economic impact annually andiiptidort 23,500jbb. '
Now, when you put down the money'or that fishing license,
you know it's money well-spent. ...


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Greetings from the big city of
Fort Green!
We had a terrific turnout for
the youth function last Sunday.
The junior-high youth did a
good job of serving the deli-
cious pulled pork sandwiches.
Randy Davis smoked the pork.
He is one of the good cooks.
Of course, the salad and baked
beans were delicious. Different
ladies brought dessert, so there
was a great variety and all
good!
The Castaways Fishing Club
camped out last Friday night at
Hardee Lakes and fished that
night and the next day. Some of
them had so much fun they
decided to camp out again on
Saturday night. Amazing,
though, no one invited me to a
fish fry! I was told by the young
ones they didn't catch any, but
sure had fun. Now, I am too old
to sleep on the ground in a tent
in just a sleeping bag! My
granddaughter had the right
idea, she asked me couldn't we
bring the motor home?
Leonard Crawley had knee
replacement surgery Monday.
We need to keep him in prayer.
Bim Davis seems to be improv-
ing and recognizes people but
just can't talk. It seems to frus-
trate him to no end.
As so many people in Hardee
County have been affected by
cancer, the Relay for Life
should .have been brimming
with people. Even the survivor
and caregiver reception did not
have very many attendees.
Next year, all affected need to
support it. The committee does
a lot of hard work and it was
very good.
When we are remembering to
pray, we surely need to remem-
ber the school system. I was
told quite a few teachers got
their letters a week ago. This is
serious and will certainly affect
Hardee County's economy.
When we were up at Silver
River State Park recently, we
saw some piney woods rooters.
I had not seen any since I was a
youngster in South Georgia.
For you who do not know, this
is a pore hog with a high back-


The Rotary Club would like to thank

everyone for making their annual

Cruise for Two Fund Raiser

such a wonderful success.




We appreciate the

continued support

of our community.


All proceeds raised by The Rotary Club help fund Rotary Scholarships and other projects approved by the Club
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bone and a long snout., There
was a mama with some pigs and
an old boar standing guard.
The wild Florida hogs. in bur
area are definitely not piney
woods rooters, as they are
plump and round and fat, from
eating all the oranges!
Earl and Mary Bargeron had*
a terrific visit with the John-
mark Brown family recently.
They had great praise for the
church family and services.
They attended one of Aaron's
ball games and just had a good
time. Aaron got to fly in a:
World War II bomber recently.
This was exciting for him.
There will be a wedding'
shower at the Fort Green church
on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Kim'
Patarini and David Alexander. i
The Royal Heirs Quartet will'
have its Homecoming at Fort,
Green this Saturday night at 6.::
The Allison-Spencer Quartet
and Simple Faith Trio will also
be singing. Please come and .
enjoy the music and stay for
refreshments in the fellowship
hall after the concert.
Shaun Casey was back in the
hospital last week, but he is
home and feeling much better.
He actually is beginning to look
well! Barbara said he felt like,
going outside and flying a kite
with his son, Andrew. We have
certainly had the winds to make
kite flying a success!
Baleigh Pierstorff recently
attended the Florida FFA State
Livestock Judging Competition
in Gainesville. The Hardee
team placed 16th in the state
and Baleigh placed 15th in the
individual judging. Way to go,
Baleigh, that is super. We are
proud of you!
This week's paper is dated
the 23rd and that was my grand-
pa's birthday. He was born in
1881. My grandson's birthday
is the 24th. Happy birthday
wishes to T.K. It doesn't matter
how long it's been since a loved
one has passed on, you always
remember the important dates.
That is love.
Please pray for the sick and
remember to call with the news.

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April 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Majors Manage 6 Games Some Health Department Fees Change


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In their first week of the
2009 season, the Hardee Youth
Sports Majors teams got a half
dozen games completed.
The season opened with a
double-header on Monday,
April 13.
On Field 1, the Braves inched
past the Mets 7-5.
Roby Paris had the heavy
hand for the Braves, hitting a
pair of doubles and a single to
put three runs on the board.
Seth McGee added twin hits
and twin tallies. Jacob Bolin
tripled and added a run and
Tyler Helms also scored. Others
playing for the Braves are
Hayden Lindsey, Dylan Salas,
Ryan Ramirez, Parker Carlton,
Boone Paris and Patrick
Carlton.
Both Cody Spencer and
Blake Crawley doubled for the
Mets. Putting a score apiece in
the book were Mikey Heine,
Tyler Bragg, Wyatt Mont-
gomery, Spencer and Crawley.
Also chipping in were Landon
Albritton, Dalton Bryant, Tyler
Veitch, Dalton Tubbs, Danny
Owens and Cade Roberts.
In the Field 2 game, the Rays
downed the Red Sox 14-3.
Leadoff batter Marco
DeLeon and Tanor Durden
paced the Rays. DeLeon dou-
bled twice, and Durden home-
red and doubled twice. Each
circled the bases three times.
Hunter Bryan added a double
and pair of scores. Sherry Lee
and Jeremy Franks added a pair


of scores and Julian Galvez and
Austin Garcia each added a run.
Other Rays are Sam Erikson,
Alex Clarke, Larrett Smith,
Devin Pearson and Jordan
Rogers.
Andrew Hagans, Austin
Walker and Isaac Flores scored
for the Red Sox. Other Red Sox
are Marcus Battles, Ty Tram-
mell, Zack Battles, Tomas
Gomez, Dale Lovering, Wyatt
Zeigler, Alex Rodriguez,
Narcisco Valdez and Jonathan
Cisneros.
On the 16th, on Field 1, the
White Sox beat the Cubs 18-2.
Joseph Crawford and Ryan
Moore topped the White Sox
with triple tallies apiece.
Thomas Atchley, Aaron Harris-
on, Johnnie Brown and Kole
Robertson scored twice each
and Cody Woods, Jonathan
Martin, Tomas Hinojosa and
Adrian Rodriguez each added a
run. Cleston Sanders was
stranded on the basepaths.
Dionte Faulk and Jimmy
Lane were the only Cubs to get
all the way home. Others con-
tributing were Marquis Del-
gado, Noah Coronado, Jacob
Esquivel, Levi Mink, Miguel
Weatherford, Mario Santoyo,
Trey Faulk, Zach Coronado,
Tony Gonzales and Jacob New-
man.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Braves shut out the Red Sox 10-
0.
Roby Paris, Ramirez and
Patrick Carlton came around to
cross home plate twice each for
the Braves. Adding solo scores


were Lindsey, Helms, Salas and
Parker Carlton.
Stranded for the Red Sox
were Hagans (twice) and Mar-
cus Battles.
The Friday night games were
close encounters.
On Field 1, the Yanks nipped
the Mets 10-9.
Austin Altman, Omar Alamia
aod Frank Farias each circled
the bases twice for the Yankees.
Jose Gonzales, Jhett See and
Tucker Albritton added solo
scores. Also in the game were
Alex Shields, Marco Briones,
Dakota Altman and Bobby
Taylor.
Spencer smacked a solo
homer for the Mets. He and
Bragg each scored twice. Hine,
Franks, Montgomery, Albritton
and Tubbs each added a run.
In the Field 2 game, the Reds
defeated the Dodgers 11-9.
Zach Carranco, Bradley
Brewer and Hunter Scranton
each put a pair of scores on the
board for the Reds. Cody
Combee, Kyle Hewett, Dylan
Norwood, Brandon Hill and
Eliseo Sanchez added solo tal-
lies. Other Reds are William
McClelland, Travis Williams
and Jesse Sanchez.
Adam Salas and Cody
McVay each scored twice for
the Dodgers. Carlos Camacho,
David Badillo, Conner Craw-
ford, Glen Ellis and Ruben
Olmos added a run each. Cesar.
Fimbres, Russell Weems, Andy
Manley, Michael Tomlinson
and Josef Crosby chipped in
with the play.


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with the Hardee Senior High Cheerleaders

Cat Cheer Clinic 2009


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


Cat Cheer Clinic:
When: May 11- 14, 2009
Where: HHS gym
Time- 3 yrs- Kindergarten 3:45 -4:30
1t, grade,- 6*grade, 3:45-5:15
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Wauchula State Bank is cele-
brating its 80th anniversary
with Customer Appreciation
Days this coming Tuesday
through Thursday.
Employees will serve refresh-
ments to customers.
"It's our way of saying 'thank
you' to the thousands of resi-
dents in Hardee and Highlands
counties we've served over the
past eight decades," said Presi-
dent Robert E. "Bob" Hanchey.
Chairman J.W. "Bill" Crews
Jr. added, "Few banks have
been able to remain family-
owned, local and independent
for this long. Our conservative,


customer-focused approach has
produced the strong, experi-
enced bank we are today."
Additionally, the bank is
hosting chamber functions for
the business community in both
Hardee and Highlands counties,
where it has six branch offices.
Wauchula State 'Bank first
opened for business on April
24, 1929.
It currently has assets in
excess of $583, million and
serves families and businesses
in Wauchula, Bowling Green,
Zolfo Springs, Sebring and'
Lake Placid, as well as online at
www.wauchulastatebank.com.


COME OUT AND SUPPORT

* HARDEE ATHLETICS! ^

4PM 9PM

WEDNESDAYS BOYS BASKETBALL

THURSDAYS BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING
FRIDAY CHEERLEADERS


FUEGO'S WILL DONATE

10% OF YOUR
DINNER CHECK


DALE E.. ROBERTS
Army Pvt. Dale E. Roberts
has graduated from basic com-
bat training at Fort Jackson in
Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values. He also
received instruction and prac-
tice in basic combat skills, mil-
itary weapons, chemical war-
fare and bayonets. drill and cer-
emony,.,qirching, r, ile mmiks-
manship, map reading, field
tactics, military courtesy, basic
First Aid, and field and training
exercises.
Roberts is a 1998 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School.

If one does not know to which
port one is sailing, no wind is
favorable.


The two mo
things in lif
friends and
bullpen.


-Seneca
)st important
fe are good
I a strong

-Bob Lemon


Wauchula State Bank


Celebrates 80 Years


Hilltop Elementary School

09pri . '


School-Wide Yard Sale

Saturday April 25 8-12

Bounce Houses Dunk Tank Food

All Proceeds to Benefit Hilltop Elementary School


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

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


77th JHomecoming



Sunday, April 26 10 a.m.


Dinner On The Grounds Following Morning Service.


Afison-Spencer Pastor

10am 11am -Mitch Landress


Homecoming Service


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Health
Department recently increased
some of its fees to meet their
actual Costs.
.The new fee schedule was
approved by the Hardee County
Commission at its meeting last
week.
The fees are divided into var-
ious kinds. Some have a sliding
scale, depending on the family
size and income and some have
no sliding scale. For those ser-
vices applicable to a sliding
scale, it can vary from as low as
17 percent of cost to 95 percent.
Those on Medicare, Medi-
caid or Health Insurance are re-
ferred to a Primary Care pro-
vider or for Medicaid eligibility
at their first visit. If they don't
apply or use those resources,
they will pay 100 percent of
fees.
The most change is in the
cost of immunizations for
adults. The pneumonia vaccine
is now $46, tetanus/diptheria
$30, meningitis combined
$108, and varicella (chicken
pox) and yellow fever each $94.
Obviously some of these are
needed for traveling overseas.
There are also charges of
$210 per vial for rabies vaccine,
$47 for typhoid and $20 for
some allergy/vitamin shots.
These are unchanged from the
previous fee update.
Fees fall into several cate-
gories: health education; med-
ical records, vital statistics and
notary; lab; new and routine
office visits; maternity/obstetri-
cal and well baby/child health;
family planning; and the new-
est, dental care.
In a separate category are


environmental health services,
varying from water sample test-
ing; public water annual operat-
ing permits; mobile home and
RV park permits; and annual
permits/inspection and training
for residential, school food ser-
vice, child care centers; migrant
labor camps; onsite sewage dis-
posal systems; body piercing
businesses; and pools and
bathing places.
A complete list of fees is
available at the health depart-
ment. The commission approv-
ed a resolution adopting the
new fee schedule.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved a proclamation
of 2009 as Florida 4-H centen-
nial year. Boys 4-H programs
began in Florida with boys corn
clubs in 1909 in several north-
ern counties, and girls 4-H
began in 1912 with tomato
clubs in 11 counties.
Kaylee Brummett and Joshua
Sargent of the Green Acres
homeschooling 4-H club re-
quested the proclamation, em-
phasizing the Learn By Doing
motto, and life and leadership
skills 4-Hers benefit from.
Youth go to district, regional
and state events representing
Hardee County.
approved a rezone of 73
acres, the only portion of a 200-
acre tract between U.S. 17
South and South Florida Ave-
nue which is not zoned farm-
residential. The property bor-
ders the Peace River and associ-
ated wetlands and any develop-
ment will preserve those.
Also approved were vari-
ances from Horse Creek at
Solomon Road and the Peace


River at Cross Creek Lane for
two lots of record (developed
before 1996). The lot sizes do
not allow for the Agricultural-1
zoning 500-foot setbacks from
the waterways. Residences will
be situated to be in the highest
and driest spots possible.
approved an updated
State Housing Initiative Part-
nership (SHIP) housing assis-
tance plan as recommended by
General Services and Office of
Community Development
director Janet Gilliard. The plan
has to be updated/reviewed
every three years.
The plan includes single-fam-
ily homeowner-occupied reha-
bilitation or replacement hous-
ing; home purchase assistance
for first-time homebuyers; self,-
help rehabilitation/replacement
housing for purchase of sup-
plies to do the job; disaster mit-
igation and recovery (which
really helped after Hurricane
Charley); and homeowner
preservation and foreclosure.
prevention.
The commission approved a
resolution adopting the updated
plan. For information on any of
these services, people can con-
tact Gilliard and her staff at
Room 201, on the second floor
of the Courthouse Annex I, 413
W. Orange St., Wauchula or call
the office at 773-6349.
approved an amendment
to the county purchasing manu-
al to give preference to local
builders and contractors on bids
for work within the county.
Highlands County has a similar
provision and this is to "level
the playing field," said Benny
Hash and Brent Driskell of the
Hardee County Builders Assoc-
iation.


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* 155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
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of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
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SJIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
0 www.imseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


Adorable 3 bedroom/2 bath
home. Large backyard with
workshop and shed. Interior
remodeled. In town. $140,000
2 Bedroom/2 Bath triple wide.
10 acres. In ground pool.
Country setting. Well main-
tained. $185,000
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500
140 acres with 3 homes on
Hwy 64 West. 12 miles from I-
75. A portion of the property is
approximately 4,000' long.
Plenty of room for landing
strip. $2,300,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.


Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
Owner says...
MAKE AN OFFER!
Great Opportunity for possible
DUNKIN DONUTS location!
Approximately 1/2 acre on cor-
ner of US 17 and Stenstrom Rd
in Wauchula. 2,550 SF build-
ing, built to Dunkin Donuts
specs. Partial equipment in
place. Sell or Lease, call for
details.
100 acres in SW Hardee
County. Scattered Oaks and
Pines on this beautiful site.
Great hunting. On County
road. Four 4" wells. Asking
$6,000 per acre.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house 2 1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396


FOR SALE Wire hoops used to
keep deer from eating citrus
resets. 390 available at $3 each or
best offer, you move. 375-4516.
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DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
Pumps, turbos, injectors, 1/2
price of Tampa & Orlando. Can
remove & install. 863-381-0538.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1994 JEEP UT
VIN# 1J4GZ58S7RC354028
10 a.m. May 18, 2009.
Mr. E Pre-Owned Autos & Towing
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL 33873
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L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


USED WASHER, dryer, refrigera-
tor, $50 apiece. After 6 p.m. 773-
6549. 4:23p


FOR SALE 2004 40th Annivers-
ary Edition red Ford Mustang GT,
fully loaded, includes car cover,
less than 26,000 miles, $15,000.
863-375-2819. 4:9-5:7p


MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit Union is seeking a
teller for the Wauchula branch. Responsibilities
include serving members, performing transactions,
and cross selling credit union products and servic-
es. Candidates must possess a minimum of 2 to 3
years of recent teller experience, knowledge of fed-
eral banking regulations and a H.S. Diploma/GED.
Bi-lingual preferred. Excellent pay, benefits, and
incentive plans available. Apply online at www.mid-
florida.com Drug Free Workplace
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$500 OFF
any Vehicle with Coupon
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2005 Chevy Malibu
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(across from
First National
Bank)
773-6667


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


Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


Ruby


Jessie G. Sambrano


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


Sunset Park 3BR home in very good condition -
Central air/heat economy home for those who want
their payments less than rent. $89,000.00

3BR 2BA New Concrete Block home in Zolfo on large lot -.Great
location. Good Workmanship. $149,000.00
2.4 acres with 2BR home close to seven mile point. Roads on three
sides; 2 highways one county road. easy access location opens
up many possibilities. $95,000.00
Bowling Green 2BR home Inexpensive -City Water & Sewer.
$45,000.00
3BR/2BA MH with carport and enclosed porch located in
Downing Place Convenient to all services appliances included
$69,900.00
20 acres and large CB home now in process of building would
make someone a good home. Good buy for someone in the con-
struction business or who has some talent building. Now only
$152,000.00
Commercial Commercial 2.5 acres and 12,000 sq ft commercial
building built in 2003 paved parking package well done
$975,000.00
Ft. Green Area 3BR 2BA CB Home Central Air/Heat Over
1,600 sq ft of living area Rural living at it's best Additional
Financing Assistance may be available $142,500.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember


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Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392 f
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


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2002 TOYOTA COROLLA, new PERSON WITH MECHANICAL/-
engine, new paint, $5,500 OBO. construction and/or electrical
863-245-1976. 4:23p .- knowledge to help with eculp-
1988 FORD F150 pickup, extend- ment maintenance, repairs and or
ed cab/tinted windows, runs service on equipment. Must have
great/good work truck, $1,800. valid drivers license. Call (863)
773-3923. 4:23p 773-2213 for application and/or
appointment. EOE DFWP. 4:16tfc


CARETAKER HELPER
CLEANER 7 days, 2 hours daily,
auto. 954-629-4486. 4:23p
EXPERIENCED COOK position
open, day shift. Apply at 298
Resthaven Rd., Zolfo Springs.
4:23c


PART-TIME SECRETARY with
computer skills, A/P and-A/R
knowledge. Hours negotiable,
pay based on skill and experi-
ence. May apply in person or
send resume to: Buckhorn
Nursery, 475 Lambert Rd., Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890, fax 863-773-
0076. 4:23-30c


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Charlie Creek Estates MH 3BR K ikRtW ~r in
& lot all for only $29,000! Wauc [l FTGffiilli
5 lots in Wauchula have Family friendly neighbor-
total of 978ft rd frontage. hood near the Peace River!
Close to hospital, schools 3BR/2.5BA, CB home in-
and shopping. Call for cludes new A/C, heat
individual lot prices or buy pump, floors, appliances,
all for $95,000! roof. $169,000!
High & dry pastureland! Your piece on the Peace
10 ac improved, fenced River! Two adjacent par-
land on private rd is cells, 7.8 acs for $219,000,
attractive homesite, or per- 8.6 acs for $225,000! Buy
fect for cattle/horses! both for $398,000! Possible
$140,000. owner financing!
Looking for 5 or 10 acs?
Two 5 ac high/dry fenced Big back yard w/privacy
parcels on private rd! Buy fence & an immaculate
one or both! $14,500/ac! 3BR/2BA CB home.
One parcel has well/septic! $138,000!
Longing for peace & quiet? Never lived in! Brand new
3BR/2BA 2007 MH 3BR/2BA, 1300SF, CB
w/1980SF on 5 acs. In- home w/granite counter-
cludes 30'x18' detached tops, master bath, ceramic
garage w/2 bay doors, 1/2 tile & carpet floors!
BA, electric, loft. $179,900! $144,999!
Commercial property on PRICE REDUCED! Need a
US17! 38 storage units house? Call for assistance
w/partial roof, city utilities, on a down payment.
zoned C-2, sold "as is"! 2BR/1BA CB home on 3
$430,000! acs. $115,000!
Two 5 ac tracts w/paved Looking for rental space?
county rd frontage in East- Commercial office bldg on
ern Hardee Co. $62,500 Main St, Wauchula,
each! 3200SF, 10 offices, stor-
Bring your fishing pole! age, restrooms, kitchen,
3BR/1BA home fronts re- city water/sewer, security
laxing Lake Buffum. Space system! $1,250/month!
for one RV parking &
hookups in place $160,000! Frontage on SR66! 11 ac
fenced pastureland also
10 acs w/beautiful oaks fronts Nursery Rd, zoned
on paved rd borders state A-l! Priced to sell at
land. Deed restrictions to $139,000!
protect your investment.
$225,000! Breathtaking oaks! 9.8 ac
homesite conveniently lo-
3BR/4BA 2-story home on cated between Wauchula &
corner lot in Wauchula. Zolfo Springs w/culvert
$200,000! already in place! $168,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON...... 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS...............781-7110
DAVID ROYAL..........781-3490
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C.N.A. NEEDED full time, $9/hr.
plus mileage and benefits. Must
have dependable transportation,
FL driver's license & proof of auto
insurance. Ditles Include provid-
ing personal care, respite, home-
maker 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.
4:23c
PERSON WITHm AUTOMOTIVE
retail skills, self motivator, great
communication skills, some com-
puter and bookkeeping knowl-
edge. Bilingual A+, must be will-
ing to work on Saturday every
other week. Please send resume:
Personnel Manager P.O. Box 873,
Wauchula, FL 33873 or call (863)
767-0072 for appt. EOE DFWP.
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generate a force of 200
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3 BR/1BA, $69,000, 309 Goolsby
Rd., Wauchula. 773-6667. 4:23c
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



LOST MALE BROWN & white
bob tail cur and female blue pit on
664 College Hill area, Bowling
Green. 863-375-2454. 4:23p
FOUND LARGE SWEET red
short haired dog, corner Boyd
Cowart & Heard Bridge. 781-5323.
4:23nc
REWARD FOR LOST female
miniature schnauzer, salt & pep-
per, Golfview area. Please call
735-2323. 4:23p
LOST 2 female bird dogs, (1)
white/black, (1) white/orange, late
4/20/09 between Ratliff and
Dansby. 781-0475. 4:23p


Carl Kelly Alike Adcox
ASE Certified Mechanic Manager
"No job's too big."




We Repair...
/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Repair or Rebuild Gas or Diesel Manual
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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



WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA house,
large lot, shed. 735-2626. 4:23c


Rentals

REMODELED -- INTERIOR,
2BR/2BA CB, $750 plus $400
security. 863-735-1339. 4:23p
3BR/1BA HOUSE in Bowling
Green, $800/month with $800
deposit. 781-7332. 4:23-30p
$250 MONTHLY Electric Includ-
ed Furnished 1 Bedroom *
First/Last. 954-629-4486. 4:23p
NICE CLEAN one bedroom apart-
ment, $120 per week, first weeks
rent, damage deposit and refer-
ence required. 773-9793.
4:23-30p
2/2 MH BIG Florida room, big
yard, ZS, $600 month, $600
deposit. 735-1464. 4:23p
TWO BEDROOM mobile home,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
air, heat, washer, dryer, double
carport. Water, sewer, garbage,
mowing included. $650 monthly,
$650 security. 863-773-3349.
4:23p


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING; REAI. E.TATE RBAI.EAS,
5Mei t ieso n &olcMtdeintlimstE


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


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


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


Richard Dasher


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 BR, 2 Bath M/H with refrigera-
tor, stove, 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
5 ACRES ONLY $45.000! Nice, quiet,
serene wooded 5 Acres!! BUILD YOUR
HOME HERE! CALL TODAY.
DOWNING CIRCLE!!! Mobile Home Lot
Only $16Q500
ONLY $68.000!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Mobile Home on Downing Circle includes
stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer,
shed/workshop and some furniture.
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!! Great for
Camping, canoeing, and fishing on this
6.1 Acre tract. $125.000


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!! V1
5.58 ACRES PASTURE / RANCH!! Excellent land to build on in area of nice homes and
close to schools, has hard road frontage. $110.000
IT'S DEFINATELY A MUST SEE!!! 7.33 Acres with a Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath home
which Includes Inground pool, large front and back yard with storage shed, 2 car garage,
large kitchen/dining room and huge living room. Total sw ft. 3,687 under roof. Call today
for an appointment!!! $350,000

WHAT A BUY!! Double Wide, 3BR, 2 Bath M/H with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, wash-
er and dryer, 12x28 screened porch, Utility shed, with EXTRA LOT Within the City of
Wauchula. ONLY $74.500 Call Nancy!! c14:23c


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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/lBth 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 4B/3Bth home with
fireplace; hardwood floors, large storage area;
plus garage apartment; walking distance to
schools, shopping and more. $85,800
MAKE AN 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
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/lBth completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard priced to sell at
$38,000.


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


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

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 OFFERS 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 HARDEE 14.74 acres, nice sloping
tract with large pond; some native trees; very
secluded. $195,000

Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect for
your new home. Call Delois Johnson for more
information.

1.2 Acre Commercial Lot on Highway 17; high
traffic area. $100,000

Main Street Location outside city limits; 1.37
acres; 2" shallow well. $43,500

2.76 Acres with 2" well located Highway 64
West. $49,000


CAN COUNT ON I
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker 1
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


18" FALKEN RIMS & TIRES, 4 lug
universal. Make offer. 863-245-
3552. 4:23dh
UTILITY TRAILER, 4x8, metal
floor, tilt bed, ramp tailgate, good
tires, $350. 781-7782. 4:23p
1 OWNER LATE model, fully
loaded, Club Car. 863-368-1457.
4:23-30p
STROLLER/CAR SEAT combo,
like new, $125. Call 863-944-1352.
4:23p
SWEET ONIONS U-pick, 40
each or 15 for $5.2949 Center Hill
Road (take SR 62, 4.5 miles west
of Hwy. 17). 863-325-4876.
4:1 6-23p



3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE, setup
included, only $39,900 with low
down payment. Call 863-675-
8888. 4:23-5:21 p
NEW 4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME,
only $52,900, setup and A/C
included. Call 863-675-8888.
4:23-5:21 p
FACTOR REPO. Home must be
sold, looking for a deal on a new
mobile home, this is it. Call 863-
673-4325. 4:23-5:21 p

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tainly happy action of a
man's life.




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--o Missing Spouse Divorce
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(Established 1992)

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79, up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North--Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
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Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


MAIN STREET BUSINESS!!! Great Opportunity
to own a Large commercial business on Main
Street including building, Business and all
inventory. Many possibilities and great
Potential. Hurry!! This opportunity doses not
come around Often. $250.000
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
OLD COUNTRY HOME!!! 4 BR, 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 BR, 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


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


CHOC-O-BERRY FARMS -
hydroponic strawberries you
pick, lots of beautiful strawber-
ries, 2696 Justamere Trail which
Is the first right going east on
Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo
Springs. 941-223-0154.
4:23-30c
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



10 ACRE LAND FOR SALE on
Martin Luther King in Wauchula.
Includes 10" HP well, annex ready
to the city, $165,000. 813-732-
0598 or 813-732-4343.
.4:23-5:21 p
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



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Classifieds


1BR TRAILER, window A/C, $400
includes garbage, water, yard
maintenance, $100 security, no
pets, SR 62.773-4726. 4:23p
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
MODERN LARGE DUPLEX In
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
FOR RENT 4BR/2BA Golfview
Subdivision, $1,095 a month +"
deposit of $1,500. Call 863-458-
0551. 4:23-5:15p
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR,
RENT. 773-6667. 4:23c
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381. 1
12:20tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


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


IAL *
*m $400


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


OAKWOOD FLOORING & PAINT-
ING flooring, painting, remodel
window sills. 863-781-2525.
3:26-4:23p
CARING HANDS MINISTRY
HOME, adult family care, have
openings available. Put your
"loved ones" in caring hands.
781-6680. Lic#6906219.
3:19-5:21 p


monthly. ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Next to Additions, screen rooms, car-
3 Valley ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
)8-4908. sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
7:31tfc RRO5018 3:19-5:210


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service


Car Wash and Wax
Carpet and Seat Cleaning
Buff Compounding
Headliners Replaced
Vinyl Top
Motor Cleaning


Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs


4:9-30c


(863) 735-1495


ROBERT E. BLOCKIOn SEPTIC, LLC

New Installation Drain Field Repairs
FREE ESTIMATES

863-491-9500 OR 863-990-1099


Robert E. Blackmon, Owner
License #SR0951198 J4 Io.OC


S.P.O. Box 1591
AWllia. FL 34265


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|






Best deals on wheels!
B N r m ai


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


New Tires

Include

FREE

MOUNT &

BALANCE


773-0777 773-0727 -IE
116 REA Rd., Wauchula NOR
VISA (across tram Wal-Mart)


JIM'S PAINTING h
mobile home repair, in
exterior, licensed an
free estimates. 767-965
CERTIFIED NURSING
will care for your eld
one. Call 773-0277.
TRAINED CHILDCARE
will care for your ch
home or yours. Call 77


house and W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
interior and Tree Removal Services Inc. -
d insured, -Land clearing demolition tree
50. removal; Fencing barbed wire,
4:23-5:21p field fence, board fence; Tractor
assistant work bush hog, disc. Code
lerly loved enforcement clean-up discount.
4:23-30p Ag pole barn construction. Will
E provider Smith, owner/operator. 863-781-
hid i., ;,. 0158 or 863-773-3557. 4:9-9:24p


'3-0277.
4:23-30p


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
KITCHEN CABINETS Build,
reface, remodel countertops.
Free estimates. 873-8086.
4:9-5:7p
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


CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C.
Wilson 863-767-5349. 4:2-8:20p
OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR -
Boat rigging & trailer repair. The
Boat Shop, 863-633-8516 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
B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
1:8-4:16p

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 09-CA-000057
262009CA000057
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
v.
RICARDO J. PEREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICARDO J. PEREZ,
et al,

Defendants. /


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RICARDO J. PEREZ;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICAR-
DO J. PEREZ, and all unknown
parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above named
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, spous-
es, or other claimants.

Current Residence Unknown,
but whose last known address
was: 19392 SW 196th St., Miami,
FL 33187

YOU ARE NOTIFIED an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in County,
Florida, to-wit:

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
PARCEL F, OF TOWN
CREEK, AN UNRECORDED
PORTION OF A SUBDIVI-
SION LOCATED IN HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP
33 SOUTH, RANGE 27
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH
0009'41" WEST, ALONG
THE WEST BOUNDARY OF
SAID SECTION 15, A DIS-
TANCE OF 58.61 FEET TO
THE SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY OF MEL
SMITH ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 89058'37" EAST,
ALONG SAID SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY, 883.35 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 0012'17" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 2682.35
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 8901'39" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 1001.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
0012'17" WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 942.58 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 85*49'10"
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1003.20 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 0012'17" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 852.46 FEET,
RETURNING TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH: AN
EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS/EGRESS PUR-
POSES, BEING 60 FEET IN
WIDTH, OVER AND
ACROSS THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PARCEL:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP
33 SOUTH, RANGE 27
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH
00*09'41" WEST, ALONG
THE WEST BOUNDARY OF
SAID SECTION 15, A DIS-
TANCE OF 58.61 FEET TO
THE SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY OF MEL
SMITH ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 8958'37" EAST,
ALONG SAID SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY, 1123.36 FEET TO THE
POINI OF CURVATURE OF
A CURVE TO THE RIGHT;
THENCE ALONG SAID
CURVE, HAVING FOR ITS
ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF
610.00 FEET, CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 1722'23",
CHORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 81017'25" EAST,
CHORD LENGTH OF
184.25 FEET FOR AN ARC
LENGTH OF 184.96 FEET
TO A POINT OF TAN-
GENCY; THENCE SOUTH
7236'14" EAST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY, 605.62
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH
7236'14" EAST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY, 62.81
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
0012'17" WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 2496.52 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 8901'39"
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
61.01 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 0012'17" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 2516.31
FEET, RETURNING TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND SUBJECT TO: AN
EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS/EGRESS PUR-
POSES OVER AND


ACROSS THE NORTH 60.0
FEET THEREOF.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Robert M. Coplen, Esquire,
Robert M. Coplen, P.A., 10225
Ulmerton Road, Suite 5A, Largo,
FL 33771, on or before May 22,
2009 or within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this
Notice of Action, and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court at
P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the


relief demanded in the co
petition.

WITNESS my hand and
the Court on this 14 day o
2009.

B. HUGH BR
Clerk of the

By: Connie
Deput


mplaint


seal of
:f April,


IADLEY
e Court

Coker
y Clerk
4:23. 30c


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 fLYING 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 Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.


4:16,23c


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. Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The hames
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.


All creditors of the d
and other persons, wh
claims or demands again
dent's estate on whom a
this notice has is require
served must file their clai
this Court WITHIN THE LA
THREE (3) MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST Pt
TION OF THIS NOTICE 0
TY (30) DAYS AFTER TH
OF SERVICE OF A COPY
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of th
dent and other persons
claims or demands aga
decedent's estate must f
claims with this court
THREE (3) MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST PI
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
FORTH IN SECTION 733
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRIO

NOTWITHSTANDING TH
PERIODS SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED TV
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF Dl
BARRED.

THE DATE OF FIRST PI
TION OF THIS NOTICE is
2009.

Personal Represe
CHARLENE SHORT OS
25482 Aysi
Punta Gorda, F

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID K. OAKS, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0301817
DAVID K. OAKS, P.A.
407 East Marion Avenue, S
101
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-7627


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIR(
IN AND FOR HARDEE C
FLORIDA

File Number: 252009C

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FREDERICK ARTHUR MA

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTR
AND NOTICE TO CRED
The administration of th
of FREDERICK ARTHU
deceased, whose date
was January 24, 2009, is
in the Circuit Court for
County, Florida; Probate
File Number 252009CP
the address of which is 4
Main Street, Suite 214, W
Florida 33873. The na
addresses of the F
Representative and the I
Representative's Att-orne
forth below.

Any interested person o
a copy of this notice wae
must file with this Co
objection by suck per!
challenges the validity of
the qualifications of the I
Representative, venue, or
tion of the Court, by filin
tion or other pleading re
relief, in accordance m
Florida Probate Rules,
THREE MONTHS AFTER
DATE OF SERVICE OF A C
THIS NOTICE ON THE C
ING PERSON. ALL OBJE
NOT SO FILED WILL BE F(
BARRED.

All Creditors of the d
and other persons, wh
claims or demands again
dent's estate, including
tured, contingent or unlit
claims, and who have bee
a copy of this notice, r
their claims with this Cou
IN THE LATER OF
MONTHS AFTER THE D
THE FIRST PUBLICATI
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
AFTER THE DATE OF S
OF A COPY OF THIS NOI
THEM.

All other creditors of th
dent and other persons w
claims or demands aga
decedent's estate, if
unmatured, contingent, or
dated claims, must fi
claims with this court
THREE MONTHS AFTE
DATE OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE.


lecedent
1o. have
st dece-
copy of
ed to be
ims with
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ER THE
UBLICA-
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OF THIS


he dece-
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4E TIME
ABOVE,
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DEATH IS


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April 16,


tentative:


Help your brother's boat
across, and your own will
reach the shore.
-Hindu Proverb

An aqueduct is a bridge
which is designed to carry
water. The Pont du Gard,
for example, was built by
the Romans nearly two
thousand years ago.

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.

NOTICE OF ACTION

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 D. 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:


BORNE The South 1/2 of the South
en Drive 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of
L 33983 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-
Suite of. Note: Under Section
159.621 of Florida statutes,
the Mortage and Note are
exempt from documentary
4:16,23c and intangible taxes. Each
Mortgage will bear the leg-
OF THE end set forth on the face
CUF THE "This Mortgage is exempt
OUNTY, from documentary stamp
tax and intangible tax
imposed by Chapters 199
P000039 and 201, Florida statutes"
HUD Certification label
#GE01406499 serial num-
ber DI-00556GAA703-19
manufacture: destiny
kY, model: A703-19 manufac-
tured: 10/15/2004 by inten-
/ tion of the parties and upon
retirement of the certificate
IATION of title as provided in
ITORS S319.261 Fla. Stat., shall
ie estate constitute a part of thereal-
R MAY, ty and shall pass with it
of death !- 1: "
pending has b'erf'fled against you and
Hardee you are required to serve a copy
Division, of your written defenses, if any, to
*000039, it on ADORNO & YOSS, LLP,
417 West Plaintiff's attorneys, whose
auchula, address is P.O. Box 143107,
me and Miami, Florida 33114,n n or before
Personal May 15, 2009, or 30 days from the
Personal first publication date, and file the
y are set original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or immediate-
on whom ly thereafter; otherwise, a default
s served will be entered against you for the
iurt any relief demanded in the Complaint.
Bon that
the Will, DATED this 13 day of April,
Personal 2009.
jurisdic-
g a peti- B. HUGH BRADLEY
questing Clerk of the Court
vith the
WITHIN By: Connie Coker
ER THE Deputy Clerk
;OPY OF
OBJECT- In accordance with the Americans
-CTIONS with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
OREVER sons needing a special accomda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Court
lecedent Administrator prior to the pro-
ho have ceeding at (863) 534-4690. If hear-
ist dece- ing impaired call (TDD) (863) 534-,
| unma- 7777 or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
quidated Florida Relay Service.


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nust file
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THREE
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SERVICE
TWICE ON


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ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING E HE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

Dated at Wauchula, Florida, on
this 13th day of April, 2009

Personal Representative
John G. Adler

Attorney for Personal
Representative
JAMES H. McANLY
303 East Oak Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
(863) 494-0062
Florida Bar Number: 0123988
Attorney for Personal
Representative
4:23,30c


4:23.30c


Get In On Fishing Fun


At Nature Fest May 9


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are only 30 spots avail-
able for the adult fishing tour-
nament.
An integral part of Nature
Fest 2009 is the Hardee Lakes
Fishing Tournament, which
includes children and adults.
The seventh annual Kids
Fishing Tournament is spon-
sored by the Florida Council on
Crime Delinquency and the
Castaways 4-H Sportsfishing
club. To register, or get more in-
formation, call Walter William-
son at 863-773-0766.
For the adult tourney, boaters
will be assigned to one of the
four lakes at Hardee Lakes
Park. The drawing will be on
Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m.
Adult tournament prizes will
be $60 for Catch-N-Release
bass per boat, for a maximum of
total weight for two fish. This
prize is for all lakes. There are
first and second prizes.
There will also be a $10 first
place per lake for the biggest
bass per person and a $20 prize

Remember that not getting
what you want is sometimes a
wonderful stroke of luck.
-The Dalai Lama

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#FLFL1AF407010437,
Title#42226538.

DATED this 8 day of April, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
4:16,23c


for the largest catfish caught
from the bank.
Registrations for the ,adult
fishermen can be dropped. at the
Hardee County Chamber' of
Commerce office at' 107 E.
Main St., Wauchula or mailed
to the chamber at P.O. Box 683,
Wauchula Fl 33873. For more
information, call 773-6967.
Hardee Lakes are managed
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
The fishing tournaments
there on May 9 are part of
Nature Fest 2009, which will
include a variety of activities
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides
the fishing, there will be a but-
terfly experience, a botanical
artist, trolley rides, a fossil fun
zone, canoeing and fishing clin-
ics, information booths, boat
exhibits, a scavenger hunt.
For those who want to camp
overnight Friday to be early for
Saturday's activities, the food
will begin at 6 p.m. There will
be entertainment, stargazing by
telescope, and lots of camping
fun.

There is no wilderness like
a life without friends;
friendship multiplies
blessings and minimizes
misfortunes; it is a unique
remedy against ad-versity,
and it soothes the soul.
-Baltasar Gracian

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

CASE NO.: 252009CA000201
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

1991 FORD MUSTANG,
VIN#1 FACP41 E8MF160503.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GABRIEL ROMERO, AND ALL
OTHERS CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN OR TO THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:

1991 FORD MUSTANG,
VIN#1 FACP41 E8MF160503
has Ikn filed against you by, the
Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
May 11, 2009, and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

DATED on April 3, 2009.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: C. Timmons
as Deputy Clerk
4:9-30c


Notice
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office has in it's custody a
sum of currency. To make a claim on this currency, please
contact the Evidence Section at 863-773-0304 extension
230, Monday through Friday 8am-4pm.
4:23,30c


PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider for final approval Ordinance 2009-02 at
the regular City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 12. 2009 at City Hall,
104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida starting at 7:00 p.m.

ORDINANCE 2009-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, AMENDING
ORDINANCE 2007-04; PROVIDING FOR CLARIFICATION OF RESIDENTIAL
COLLECTION LIMITATIONS, ADDING PROVISION FOR CHARGES FOR VAR-
IOUS SPECIAL SERVICES; ADDING A PROVISION ESTABLISHING A LIEN
ON PREMISES WITH UNPAID GARBAGE COLLECTION BILLS CORRECTING
SCRIVENOR'S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERANCE; PROVIDING FOR
LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Interested persons can appear and be heard on this Ordinance at the Commission
Meeting. Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be reviewed or
obtained at the office of the City Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for
such purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based,
per Florida Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. ATy
person with a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Randall Mink, Mayor

ATTESTED:
By: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
By: S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney 4 .23







April 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


GRAND GRADUATION


COURTESY PHOTO
Recently 15 students graduated from the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program at New
Vision Learning Center in Zolfo Springs. The program, sponsored by the Early Learning
Coalition, prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten activities involving reading and num-
bers. All the graduates received diplomas and an award, followed by a reception host-
ed by the New Vision Worship Center Ladies Ministries. Graduating at the March 31
ceremony were (front row, from left) Allison Schultz, Marissa Valdez, Mariah Denmark,
Adreona Wilson, Rodney Smith, Jackson Hancock and Justin Shenefield; (back row)
Briana Weatherford, Jesus Apolinar, Alejandro Solis, Cody Wiggins, Jesus Paniagua,
Jaime Villa, Soleil Baque and McKenzie Banda.


COUGARS WIN


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Cougars took the 10th grade division title in along weekend bas-
ketball tournament. The second annual-HeartlandtHoops Basketball oturnamnt', fobst-
ed by Harded'at thejfhior and senior high gyms, included-over 50-teams from grades
six through 1 1 from all over the state competing Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.
Hardee's winning team will go on to other tournaments. "If you would like to make a
donation to the Cougars, call me at 863-781-0593. It would be well used and greatly
appreciated," said varsity head coach Vance Dickey, who coordinated the local tour-
ney. Playing for the Cougars were (kneeling, from left) Daniel Boehm, Alonzo Casso,
Jajuan Hooks, Tre' Anderson and Carl 'Junior" Brown; (second row) coach Chris Polly,
Keshun Rivers, Andrew Hooks, Keyon Brown, DVonte Hooks and coach Carl Brown. In
back is Dickey.



Energy Assistance Available
HOPE of Hardee County is now accepting applications, by appointment
only, for eligible households in meeting the cost of home energy through
the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program
(EHEAEP). This program will provide assistance to low-income elderly (60
and older) with their electric bill during this cooling season. Funding is
extremely limited and will be provided on a one time basis, to an eligible
household.
Documents needed:
Picture ID (person signing application)
Proof of all household income (check
stubs, Social Security, SSI, Child Support,
Wage Statement)
Social Security cards for everyone in the
household
Proof of energy obligation (electric bill)

If you have any questions or to make an appointment, please call o
HOPE of Hardee at (863) 773-2022.








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Mariana Deloera
Gage Garza
Seth Gough
Oscar Guevara
Ismael Pascual
Ashawnta Price
Lizbeth Ramirez-
DeJesus
Reyna Rivera
Katelyn Salgado
Erica Sebastian-caz
Sara Spires
Ayden Stonerook
Yvonne Venegas
Marisol Villalobos

FIRST GRADE
Nestor Alvarenga
Salvador Alvarez
Jaycen Batiste
Arturo Bautista
Emanuel Bruno
Elijah Canales
Benjamin Carmona
Maria Castillo
Victor Cruz
Isabella Delarosa
Stephanie Derringer
Elizabeth Dixon


Leonel Duarte
Isaac Estrada
Maricela Garcia-Paz
Lillie Jackson
Garrett Kirk
Emilio Lopez
Cristina Lopez-Rojas
Oscar Martinez
Celia Mendoza
Aaliyah Ortiz
Makayla Otero
Kasondra Puente-Venegas
Nicole Ramirez
Trenton Roberson
Prisila Salgado
Angelina Sanchez
Kylie Shenefield
Isabella Skinner
Enrique Vazquez
Miguel Velasco
Sierra Weaver

SECOND GRADE
Eddie Arroyo
Marixa Bermudez
Jessica Bruno
Angela Castaneda
Jackie Contreras
Sandra Contreras-
Ramirez
Sandra Cruz
Sebastian Estrada
Juan Gonzalez
Ana Guevara
Gibson Haight
Jasmine Lanier
Jennifer Lucatero


Stephanie Macedo
Alicia Martinez
Will Mason
Beatriz Melacio-Flores
Cadee Richardson
Betsabe Rosas
Rigoberto Salazar
Lauren Sanchez
Clayton Smith
Jubencio Toribio
Olivia Trevino
Wyatt Tyson
Kyra Wilson

THIRD GRADE
Humberto Delarosa
Diana Deloera
Alex Hernandez
Shauna Norwood
Karley Owens
Lucero Paz
Mahala Pippin
Graciela Silvan-
MJacedo
Joseph Smith
Kevin Taylor
BrittanyValdivivez
Judith Zamora
Jenelle Zhu

FOURTH GRADE
Braddock Collom
Arianna Delarosa
Khrystian Jimenez
Aracely Lopez
Vanessa Ortiz
Adrian Santiago


Cristal Santiago
Mary Sinclair
Azucena Venegas
Maria Zuniga

FIFTH GRADE
Omar Alamia
Thomas Buckhanan
Leanna Castanon
Jorge Cisneros
Doyle Collom
Jackeline Delacruz
Clemente Delarosa
Erica Deloera
Esmeralda Deloera
Juana Diaz
Oscar Duarte
Emanuel Garcia
Priscilla Garcia
Rosauria Guido
Kyle Hewett
Jennifer Hinerman
Azuzena Lopez
Kyler Mayer
Jesus Molina
Erica Pascual
Jordan Rogers
Gustavo Salazar-
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Armando Velasco-
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
WauehuOl,PFlorid&a"I -7.

REVISION/AMENDMENT TO SCHOOL BOARD RULE

Rule No. 5.64 Date: April 23, 2009

SUBJECT: Rule: Homeless Students

Subject Area or Existing Rule: The McKinney Vento Homeless Education Act which
is Title X, Part C of the NCLB Act of 2001 requires that each school district adopt a
Homeless Policy that provides guidelines for addressing the needs of homeless
students. One section, (1) (a) 1., is being added to conform with DOE requirements.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.42. 1001.43. 1003.01 (12), 1003.21 F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42
U.S.C. 11431-11436. Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20
U.S.C. 6311-6315. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S. C. 1400 et
seq., April 6, 2002 Policy of the Child Nutrition Division of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture., June 5, 1992 Policy of the Administration for Children and Families of the
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Preliminary Text:

Rule: A copy of the full text of the rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools, PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
PROPOSED REVISIONIAMENDMENT IS:

Superintendent of Schools.

Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed revision will create no additional district
economic impact in excess of $100 except for the cost of printing and distributions.

Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on May 14, 2009.

Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with itrormation regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost
regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.

Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed revision is to
request, in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed
revision. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an
opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.

Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to
the Superintendent of Schools.

Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School
Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.

Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify David Durastanti, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the
Hardee School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48
hours prior to the meeting or workshop.

Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed revision to the rule, one certified copy
of the proposed revised rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools
pursuant to Section 120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 4:23-30c


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12B The Herald-Advocate, April 23, 2009



The Peace River: To Conserve & Protect


PHOTOS BY KASEY HELMS
Fourth and fifth graders participated in the third annual Peace River Awareness Day on
Friday at Paynes Creek Historic State Park In Bowling Green. The students were from
four of the five elementary schools, and participated in group activities ranging from
identifying Insects to a canoe trip, Pictured above is a group of students learning about
the importance of Peace River.


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A group of students got "up close and personal" with bugs (macro invertebrates) as
Park Manager Jackson Mosley explained the significance of the multi-legged creatures
in determining the health of the Peace River.


Youngsters studied the river and learned how water cycles through the environment.


'1 ~


Students took a trip down the Peace River in a canoe with teacher Kayton Nedza to
explore the natural beauty of the waterway and learn about conservation.


.. .. .. .. -** .. .: : ., .


Dear Friends, What does this offer include?
If yoi have ever thought Everything. Take a look at what
about going to a chiropractor you will receive...
but you've hesitated' because *An in-depth consultation
you weren't sure it was right for about your health and well-
you, please read on . My being ..
name is Dr. Robert Helveston. *A complete chiropractic
In honor of my 25th year in spinal examination .,:.
Wauchula I have' agreed to *A full set of specialized x-
"give away" (to anyone who., rays to determine if a misalign-
asks for it) $150 worth of my',; ment in your spine is causing
services for oril y $15 that's your pain or symptoms .
right, $15. (N6te: Nobody gives these
In the 30 years since I opened kinds of x-rays free. They
my doors, the last.25 here in would normally cost'you at
Wauchula, I've helped hun- 'least $100). .
dreds of people :in' Hardee *A: n analysis of'.your x-rays
County feel better and live and spinal exam results so we
healthier more productive lives can see what needs to be done
through chiropractic care. Now to help relieve your problem..
I'd. like to introduce even ,more ,.
Hardee Countians to the many *Helpful literature that show
benefits our profession has to how your body works and why
'offer. you experience pain ...
For .instance, chiropractic -,Answers to, all your most
care may be able to help. you if probing questions about chiro-
you are suffering from any of practice .care and what it can do
the following conditions: for you.. -
*Migraine headaches The appointment will not
*Lower back pain take long at. all. And like I said,
*Numbness or soreness in I normally charge $150 for this
your arms or legs (most of which just covers the
*Constant fatigue; lack, of full set of x-rays).
energy But now, as a part of this one-
*Muscle spasms,' sprains & time offer, you can come in and
strains find out for-certain if you need
*And a whole host of other "chiropractic care and how it
problems ranging from dizzi- might help you eliminate the
ness to ringing in the ears. pain you are feeling.
These symptoms can be Before you come in, though,
caused whenever the vertebrae you will probably want to know
in your spine are out of align- a little about me. So let me tell
ment, because these you. .


"Misalignments" directly affect
your nervous system.
Fortunately, if youare suffer-
ing from any of these problems,
or similar affliction right now,
they may be relieved or elimi-
nated by proper chiropractic
treatment (commonly called
adjustment). So if you have
always wanted to "check out"
chiropractic care and see what it
can do for you, now is the best
time to do so because ...
for one week $15 will get you
all the services I; normally,
charge new patients $150 for!


SI brought professional chiro-
practic quality here to this area
in 1985. Before that I practiced
in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for 10
years. I have been examined
and licensed in the states of
Florida, Kentucky and
Tennessee. After graduation
from Chiropractic college, I
have done extensive Post
Graduate studies which has
allowed me to successfully deal
with problem cases, structural
rehabilitation, extremity prob-
lems, migraine headaches, etc. I
am ._a member of the Florida


Meet the Doctor


Dr. Robert Helveston

Chiropractic Society and The
International .. Biocranial
Academy.
I moved to this area due to
the people and surroundings.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC
REALLY WORK?
,Absolutely! Here are some
findings from studies dore by
chiropractors and orthopedic
surgeons.
Harvard Medical School
Health Letter Sept. 1990
"Chiropractic treatment of
low back pain which affects 75
million Americans, is superior
to the standard regimen admin-
istered by medical doctors, a
major British study has con-
cluded. Chiropractic almost
certainly confers worthwhile
long-term benefit in compari-
son with hospital outpatient
management," said Dr. T.W.
Meade, a British medical doctor
who headed the study conduct-
ed at 11 hospitals and chiro-
practic clinics."
Federal Medical Study
Endorses Chiropractic For
Back Pain US Agency for
Healthcare Policy and
Research.
December 8, 1994 A panel
of 23 doctors headed by
Dr. Stanley Bigos, M.D.,
Professor of Orthopedic
Surgery, studied 3,900 medical


articles on low back pain. Their
conclusions were that
"Chiropractor's manipulation
of the spine was more helpful
than any of the following: trac-
tion, massage, biofeedback
acupuncture, injection of
steroids into the spine, back
corsets, and ultrasound. Surgery
was beneficial only in 1 out of
100 cases!
MIGRAINE
HEADACHES GONE!
*In Australia, the federal
government commissioned a
study to determine if chiroprac-
tic care was effective in treating
migraine headaches. 85 patients
who suffered from migraines
for an average of 19 years were
divided into three groups. One
group received chiropractic
treatment, the other two groups
received traditional medical
therapY. All three groups report-
ed some relief, but the chiro-
practic group reported superior-
ity on all levels studied!
Would you like even more
proof that chiropractic works?
Then listen to these comments
from my patients . .
PATIENT SUCCESS
STORIES
"This letter is a "Thank You"
to Dr. Robert Helveston. My
grandson began as his patient
at the age of 20 months.
"Josiah" was still not walking
and did not appear to have any
desire to stand or use his legs
and feet. He could not even
stand, even with someone hold-
ing hint to assist.his effort. I told
his father that we were going to
have to do something or Josiah
was going to go from a stroller
to a wheelchair. I became
extremely worried and decided
to take him to see my chiropra-
cot; Dr Robert Helveston. After
only one month, Josiah was
standing and pulling himself up
using the aide of a chair or a
table. I amn convinced that with-
out the assistance of Dr.
Helveston, Josiah would not be
walking today. I am such a


believer in Dr Helveston that I
continually take all of my
grandchildren to see him on a
monthly basis. Our daughter,
my husband, and myself are
also his patients. 1, personally
do not remember the last time I
went to a medical doctor I do
remember to see my chiroprac-
tor once a month.
-Mary Pemberton

On August 14, 2004 while
working the hurricane I was
injured in an accident, falling
from a building. This being a
work mans compensation claim
I was put through the ringer. I
had X-rays, exams, probe,
pricked, pinched, shot with nee-
dles until I could not take any
more. I had shots in the back,
hip, shoulder Then came the
bad news we must operate
(That means cut). I was 2 days
away from that when a friend
took me to Dr Helveston. Yes he
worked me over and at times it
hurt but not near as bad if I
were cut on again. When I 1st
seen the Dr. I had my right arm
going numb (Falling asleep) my
right shoulder as to where I
could not raise it above my
head, my middle back crushed,
and the neck areas stiff. What a
mess. Almost 3 years with the
system of medical Dr 's at least
6 different doctors. And 2 differ-
ent operation and no better off
then I was when I got hurt,
maybe worse. I have been see-
ing Dr Helveston for over a
year Now I am back playing
golf playing ball with my son
working around the house and
enjoying life some better know-
ing I am getting the proper care
FINALLY and improving each
visit.
-Chief William Beattie

GUARANTEE OF GREAT
SERVICE
Obviously I cannot guarantee
results. No one can. But there is
one guarantee I can give you,
that is a guarantee to give my
best effort.


Plus, if I do not think I can
help you, I will tell you and.
refer you to another specialist
who might be able to help.

LIMITED TIME OFFER
Obviously, with an offer like
this, I cannot afford to do it for
very long. So I picked April 23-
30.
If you'd like to take me up on
my offer and see what chiro-
practic can do for you, all you
have to do is call our office and
set up an appointment.
Phone 773-9713
Call This Number Only
Call anytime between the
hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pmn
Friday to Friday. Tell the recep-,
tionist you'd like to come in for
the Special Introductory
Examination between April 23-
30.
I expect to get flooded with.
appointments for this event, so
please, call as soon as possible
to assure that you do not mist
out.
Thank you very much, and 1/
look forward in trying to help
you get rid of your pain so you
can start living a healthier, more
productive life.
Sincerely,
Dr. Robert D. Helveston












(THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER
PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAY-
MENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO
PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE
REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR
ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINA-
TION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS
PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND
WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING
TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE
FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR
REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINA-
TION OR TREATMENT,)
4:23,30c


ONLY $15.00 TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP BUT


HAS NEVER BEEN TO A CHIROPRACTOR BEFORE


(or ha"sn't been in a long time)


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18 Tracksters Go Regional


Pet-f Th aWee


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A half dozen second-place
finishes led' the Hardee track
and field teams efforts in the
Class 2-A, District 1 meet last
week.
The meet was hosted by
Hardee, but at the North Port
field. There were 22 other
Wildcats and Lady Wildcats
which contributed to the Hardee
team scores.
Both Hardee teams placed
fourth overall. Englewood
Lemon Bay dominated the girls
division with 188.16 points. St.
Petersburg Catholic was next at
113, Clearwater Central Catho-
lic at 81 and Hardee at 71.33.
Behind the Lady 'Cats were
Braden River, 53 points; Sara-
sota Cardinal Mooney, 43;
Riverview Spoto, 39; DeSotb,
35.50; and Ruskin Lennard, 31.
DeSoto swept to the front in
the boys division, collecting
125.50 points, followed by
Lennard, 115; Lemon Bay, 106
and Hardee, 71. Behind them
were Cardinal Mooney, 63.83;
Spoto, 50; St. Pete Catholic, 36;
and Braden River 45.66.
Junior Brianna Aguila, senior
Carlos Ramirez, senior Pos-
tene Louisjeune, junior Nathan
Tomlinson, junior Jalyn'Smith,
and the 4x100 relay team of
Aguila, Smith, Lacey Garza and
Savannah Albritton all put sec-
ond-place points on the score-
sheet.
Garza, Smith, Reggie Snell
and Ezayi Youyoute added third
place points, and LaCresha
Carlton, Nick Battles, Brittany
Brown, Yesenia Vargas, Lunior
St. Louis, Michael McTaw,
Jarrius Lindsey, Amanda


Moore, Jessica Hunt, Irlande
Metayer, Nancy Conejo, Alicia
Revell, Mary Braddock, Guada-
lupe Flores and Eric Castanon
placed in the top eight individu-
als or top five relays to add to
Hardee points.
Other members of the squads
doing their best 'were sopho-
more Carlos Ramirez, Mansi
Lambachia, Tony Moreno,
Andrew Hunt, Juan Rodriguez,
Julian Varela, Angelo Parkin-
son, Dillon Skitka, Pablo Ma-
cias and Luis Mata. Murad
Otallah was unable help due to
his injuries.
Coaches Don Trew, Rod
Smith, Rob Beattie and James
Carpenter had a busy day with
the bad weather and spread out
events in coordinating the huge
team, They were disappointed
in some who either failed to
show up for the bus or, once
there, failed to show up for their
events.
"We consider those students as
having quit the team with no
awards expected. Injuries 'and
no shows sunk any chance the
boys might have had in defend-
ing the three consecutive years
at the top of the district. A quick
review of the meet indicates the
'Cats would have been in the
thick of thins had Murad
Ottallah been healthy and the
no shows would have showed
up and done their jobs," said
Trew. "Couple that with a few
unexpectedly poor perfor-
mances and it's apparent more
focus will be required to get
back to state," he concluded.
Trew lauded the performance
of junior Jalyn Smith, who
qualified for regionals in all
four of her events. The regional


meet will be in Golden Gate
tomorrow (Friday).
Smith placed second in the
800-meter run, 1.92 seconds off
the winning pace, to earn eight
points for Hardee. She also ran
the second leg of the 4x400-
meter relay. With Aguila, Garza
and Albritton, another eight
points went on the Hardee side.
Smith also placed third in the
400-meter dash, adding six
points by finishing at 1:02.69.
Finally, she added five points
for fourth place in the long
jump at 14-04-00, just five
inches off third place.
Garza was also applauded by
coaches for placing in three of
her four events. Besides the
4x400 relay second-place
points, 'she contributed third-
place points in the 100-meter
hurdles, 36 seconds off the win-
ning time. She also joined
Brown, Vargas and Albritton in
placing fourth in the 4x1,00
relay.
Aguila finished in a three-
way tie for second place in the
pole vault. The winning jump
was 8-06 but she and a pair of
Lemon Bay girls each cleared
7-06.
Senior Carlos Ramirez was
second in the discus, with a toss
of 133.01 feet and:eight points.
Battles placed fourth to add five
points and Tomlinson added
two points for seventh place.
However, Tomlinson added sec-
ond-place points in the 300 hur-
dles, 81 hundredths of a second
off the winning pace.
Louisjeune was second in the
'shot put, his 44-03.50, good for
eight points. Ramirez added
sixth-place and Battles seventh-
place points. He also joined St.
Louis, Lindsey and McTaw in
placing fourth in the 4x100
relay.
Snell placed third in the 100-
meter hurdles, his 16.97 just 52
hundreds of a second off the
winning time.
Youyoute moved from
sixth place in the preliminaries
to third place in the finals of the
200-meter dash. He also placed
fourth in the triple jump, si\th
in the 400-meter run and was
part of the eighth-place 4x100
relay team.


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Rain Slows Men's League


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Men's Church League soft-
ball was limited last week by
the otherwise welcome rain.
With only one night of ball
games, there was little change
in the standings. St. Alfonso's
Chapel remained unbeaten to
lead Division A and First Bap-
tist Church of Bowling Green
team two is undefeated to lead
Division B.
In Thursday's opener on
Field 4, St. Alfonso's dominat-
ed Bowling Green Baptist Team
One 27-22.
Willie Dickerson smacked a
pair of homers and Dale
Roberts added a pair of triples,
a double and a single for St.
Alfonso's.
For Bowling Green, leadoff
batters Caleb and Cliff each had
a pair of hits and came around
to score once.
In the nightcap on Field 4,
.Bowling Green Team Two won
22-11 over Holy Child Catholic
Church.
Todd Rogers hit for the cycle
for Bowling Green, getting a
double, homer, triple and single


for the night. Scott tripled
twice, doubled and singled.
A half dozen players for Holy
Child stroked doubles. Elias
Ramirez and Eric Grace .both
also tripled and Miguel Santoyo
tripled.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, Cele-
bration knocked Northside 26-4
in the early game.
Yogi Lozano homered and
-doubled twice for Celebration.
Sam Rivera went a perfect four-
for-four.
For Northside, John Rober-
son scored in the first inning,
Brad Dixon made a second'
inning run and Shawn Rimes


'2


and Mitch Landress added
fourth-inning tallies.
In the Field 3 late game, St.
Michael's Catholic won 28-16
over New Vision Worship Cent-
er,
Leadoff batter Julian Garcia
Jr. homered and Eliseo Pantoja
doubled twice for St. Michael's.
Abel Vargas made five trips
around the bases.
John Owensby and Trey
Talley both homered, tripled
and doubled in almost hitting
for the cycle for New Vision.
Kenny also homered.


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


BOWLING GREEN
BOWLING GREEN


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

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...... ........8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 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 ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School....................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ...................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1...11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............6...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ........6...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..7:00 p.m
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CIIURCII
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ............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. PISGAHII 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. CHURCII
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....I 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study.
Thurs. ...... ........ 7:30 p.m.

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service.................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........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 ................1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:60 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
.:_76 Lily Chrch Rd. 494-5622
n 1Sna' Schoo. 1.,0 1.O a.m.
NMorin' Woi'onlp I 01) a.m.
Evening Worship ,............:...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
lhardee.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...7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Callfor locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ................9...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

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

CHURCHII OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership/ & T7aining 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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper............... 6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 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 .m .
Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting.................... 6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ..............6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh..................6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
...............................................6:30 p.m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
............................................... 6 :4 5 p .m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band............................6:45 p.m
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast........................ 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ..............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 Stf
Sunday School ..... ....... 10:00 a.nrm.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7...7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .... ......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00,p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p:m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH -
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship........6:00 p~m
Tuesday Bible Study...........10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities...........6:00 p~m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCII
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... I11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship.............7:30 p.m.

THIlE 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...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.................. 11:00 a.m,
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service..................7...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

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

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

LIGIIT 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 ..........I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00|p.m.


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
............. 7:00 p.m .
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ................(...(lst & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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
S 912 ;N8th Ave. 4173-6947
Sunday Schypl ............ 1..,...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School......................09:45 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 nm.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio'Piogr.iian
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..............1..10:00 a.m.
'Morning Worship .......'Ih1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............:.:6:00 p.m.'
Wednesday Prayer ........ .....,7:00 p.m.,

SOUL IIARVEST. MINISTRY '
1337 Hlwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ........ :.....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... ........11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Serv'ice................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHIIURCH
S 204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ........................... 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days ................................. :
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Hleard 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 CHIIURCH
205 S. 11th Ave.- 773-9927


Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.nm.
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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.. 1:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Church... ....................... 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .... ............7:30 p.m.

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ...................... 10:00 a.m.
.Worship Service ................. 1:00 a.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church. 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship .............y.. 10:60 a.m.
Children's Church.................0:00 a.m.
Evening'Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth'& F.T.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 . ..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. . ............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School . ...........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship...................... 1 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...11:30 a.m.

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


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For the week ended April 16, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,179,
compared to 5,797 last week, and 5,653 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to
1.00 lower, feeder steers were steady to 2.00 lower, and heifers
were 1.oo to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 116.00-136.00
300-400 lbs 101.00-128.00
400-500 lbs 94.00-120.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 95.00-120.00
300-400 lbs 94.00-116.00
400-500 lbs 88.00-104.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 43.00-
48.00


Slaughter Bulls:
68.00


Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs 55.00-


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6:16 am-7:16 am
6:41 pm-7:41 pm
Prediction
Better
4/25/2009
gun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 7:58 pm
LOD: 13:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 8:54 pmn
Moon Phase
0% Waxing
Major Times
12:27 am-2:27 am
12:53 pm-2:53 pm
Minor Times
7:10 am-8:10 am
7:35 pm-8:35 pm
Prediction
Best
4/26/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 7:58 pm
LOD: 13:06:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:40 am
Sets: 10:02 pm
Moon Phase
3% Waxing


Major Times
1:25 am-3:25 am
1:51 pm-3:51 pm
Minor Times
8:08 am-9:08 am
8:33 pm-9:33 pm
Prediction
Best
4/27/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:51 alm
Sets: 7:59 pm
LOD: 13:08:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:35 am
Sets: 11:09 pm '
Moon Phase
8% Waxing
Major Times
2:26 am-4:26 am
2:52 pm-4:52 pm
Minor Times
9:09 am-10:09 am
9:34 pm-10:34 pm
Prediction
Best
4/28/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:50 am
Sets: 8:00 pm
LOD: 13:10:00
Moon Data


Rises: 9:37,am
Sets: --:--
Moon Phase
16% Waxing
Major Times
3:27 am-5:27 am
3:53 pm-5:53 pm
Minor Times
10:10 am- 11:10 am
10:35 pm-11:35 pm
Prediction
Better
4/29/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:49 am
Sets: 8:00 pm
LOD: 13:11:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:43 am
Sets: 12:11 am
Moon Phase
26% Waxing
Major Times
4:01 am-6:01 am
4:27 pm-6:27 pm
Minor Times
10:44 am-11:44 am
11:09 pm-12:09 am
Prediction
Good


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anything. You just need a lot of love and luck and, of course,
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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 19, Kevin Lee Setters, 42, of 9295 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with bat-
ter and resisting an officer without violence.
April 19, Miguel Hernandez, 23, of 2460 Pine Cone Trailer
Park Road, Wauchula, was detained on a charge of failure to appear
in court. He had been arrested by Wauchula Police Sgt. John Eason
on a charge of no valid license.
April 19, Lorenso Hernandez-Hernandez, 29, of 1752 Cactus
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of
trespassing on property other than a structure.
April 19, fights on Doyle Carlton Road, U.S. 17 South and
South Road, and criminal mischief on Old Crewsville Road were
reported.

April 18, William Dale Carroll, 32, of 710 Tulane St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Fish and Wildlife Ofc. John Hilliard on an
out-of-state fugitive warrant,
April 18, thefts at Valencia Circle and on Garza Road were
reported.

April 17, Sandro Hernandez, 36, of 6604 Johnston Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. David Drake on a charge of
violation of probation.
April 17, James Warren Gibbs, 33, of 3627 Hanusch Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley and charged
with larceny petit theft.
April 17, Vicki Marie Adcox, 33, of 4605 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charg-
ed with trafficking in amphetamine/methamphetamine, selling
methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
April 17, a residential burglary on Rainey Street, and thefts on
Rigdon Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.

April 16, Jose Enrique Orosco, 49, of 288 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant.
April 16, John Everett McClenithan, 42, of 114 N. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of battery.
April 16, Samantha Ann Cundiff, 36, of 237 Maxwell Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on an out-of-
state fugitive warrant.
April 16, Jose Luis Navarro, 20, of 1324 Tangelo Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of violation
of probation.
April 16, a residential burglary on Dink Albritton Road, bur-
glary of a conveyance on Gregory Lane, and thefts on SR 62,
Dallas McClellan Road and Harris Road were reported.

April 15, Christopher Jabbar Smith, 24, of 5034 Myrick Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a
charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

April 14, Reina Ann Medraho, 20, of 1547 Lisa Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
shoplifting petit theft.
April 14, a vehicle stolen on Solomon Road, criminal mischief
on East Broward Street, and thefts on Paula,Drive and on U.S. 17
North were reported.

Aprill3,. SaullJose Zurita, 25, of 6 Pine Cone Trailer Park
Rdad, was arrested"by Sgt. Pauline Bissette on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
April 13, a residential burglary on River Road, vehicles stolen
on East Main Street and on Keaton Road, a fight on North Florida
Avenue and thefts on Dishong Road and on North Florida Avenue
were reported.

WAUCHULA
April 19, a fight on West Main Street and criminal mischief on


April 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3C'

South 10th Avenue, U.S. 17 North and Melendy Street were report- J;'
ed.

April 18, a residential burglary on Alabama Street was report-
ed.

April 15, a vehicle stolen on LaPlaya Drive, and a theft on
U.S. 17 South were reported.

April 14, Jimmy Lee Hubbard, 29, of 421 NE Bailey/Graive
Road, Greenville, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Speucer "and
charged with DUI and resisting an officer by refusal to sign a cita-
tion.

April 13, Anthony Rico Alvarado, 18, of 309 Carlton St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Amy Drake and charged with bur-
glary of a dwelling or conveyance, possession of burglary tools
with intent to use and criminal mischief.
April 13, Michael Blaine Johnson, 46, of 812 S. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
April 13, a residential burglary on Baker Street, burglary of a
conveyance on Downing Circle and a theft on South Florida Ave-
nue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 19, Miguel Domingo Perez, 32, of 4627 Dixiana Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with misuse of wireless 911.
April 19, Matthew Jessie Rodriguez, 25, of 222 Union St.,
Auburndale, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged
with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 19, Jose Luis Diaz, 21, of 5111 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with
aggravated battery.

April 17, Cassandra Lynn Register, 37, of 2631 Barkdoll
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on an
out-of-county warrant.

April 13, Clemente Mendoza Garcia, 33, of 4642 Freeman
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake on an
out-of-county warrant.

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Sets: 6:43 pm
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3% Waning
Major Times
11:09 am-l:09 pm
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5:26 am-6:26 am
5:51 pm-6:51 pm
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4/24/2009
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Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 7:57 pm
LOD: 13:03:00
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Rises: 6:12 am
Sets: 7:47 pm
Moon Phase
0% Waxing
Major Times
11:33 pm-l:33 am
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Ponytails Pop Off


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was mixed action for the
Hardee Youth Sports Ponytails
in their first week of play.
The- games scheduled for
Thursday weren't played.
On Friday, the Lightning
played the DeSoto Pride on
field one, succumbing 11-0.
Playing for the Lightning
were Kaya Garay, Katelyn
Hines, Kristen Judah, Bailey
Carlton, Tara McNabb, Emily
Albritton, Theresa Cimmino,
Melissa Perez, Titiana Juarez,
Cristina Rodriguez, Josie Han-
cock and Sadie Rigdon.
Meanwhile, at Arcadia, the
Shockers were playing against
the DeSoto Diamonds in a
pitchers' duel. Karlee Hender-
son and Brianna Godwin shared
pitching duties for the Shockers
in their 6-1 win.
Back in Wauchula, the Heat
beat the Blaze 3-1 in the Friday
night late game.
Makayla Deuberry scored
twice for the Heat. Senida
Garcia added the extra tally.


Others playing for the heat were
Sabrina Stewart, Holly Hughes,
Arissa Camel, Marissa Chanc-
ey, Peyton Hernandez, Emily
Hughes, Tiffany Owens, Vic-
toria Braddock and Sarah Beth
Albritton.
For the Blaze, Alex Ullrich
was the only batter to get all the
way home. Others playing were
Kimberly Derringer, Addison
Aubry, Lacey Cumbee, Morgan
Walters, Courtney Taylor, Ash-
ley Baker, Allison Farr, Melanie
Harshburger, Courtney Cole-
man, Mara Goodwyn and Kait-
lyn Shaw.
There were three games on
Saturday.
In the opener, the Heat beat
the Racers 4-3.
Camel, Emily Hughes,
Owens, Stewart scored for the
Heat.
For the Racers, Brooke Dix-
on, Caryssa Johnson and Gemi
Saunders rounded the bases.
Others playing were Amberly
Franks, Ruth Erekson, Megan
McCullough, McKenzie Staton,
Selena Macias and Miika Dela-


torre.
The middle game of the day
was a 3-2 thriller between the
Shockers and Blaze. It was a tie
game until the sixth, 'when
Jakaysha Lindsey raced home
with the winning run for the
Shockers.
Meagan Shivers and Abigail
Vargas joined Lindsey in scor-
ing for the Shockers. Other
players were Henderson, God-
win, Kendall Gough, Ana Gal-
vez, Angelica Montanez, Meg-
an Hartman, Brianna Aleman
and Lindsay Cooper.
Derringer singled and Aubry
homered for the only scores for
the Blaze.
In the final game of the day,
the Shockers beat the Lightning
14-1.
Henderson was the only
triple-tally batter for the Shock-
ers. Lindsey, Gough, Galvez
and Hartman added twin tallies
and Vargas, Cooper and God-
win added a run each.
Judah was the only Lightning
player to get all the way to
home plate.


Angels Start Season


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first seven games are in
the book.
The Hardee County Youth
Sports Angels (ages 7-10) got
their 2009 season going last
week with seven games. There
were rainouts on Tuesday.
The Lady Bugs took the
opening game on Monday 17-2
over the Pride.
Nubia Gomez and Sarah
Welch each put three runs on
the board for the Lady Bugs.
Hannah Ford and Brianna Jua-
rez each scored twice and
Gabrielle Allen, Taylor Grah-
am, Lyndsey Welch, Cheyanne
Gough, Desiree Ford, Jamee
Keller and Anahi Cano each
added a run. Illeana Flores did-
n't get to home plate.
Michaela Klein and Carly
Nadaskay got the only scores
for the Pride. Others joining in
the action were Destiny Scheel,
Taylor Roberts, Savannah Au-
bry, Mary Sinclair, Kristin Bur-
kett, Logan Cunningham. Jerisa
..Lindsey, Denali Brione*,Katie
Teran, Mireya Mondragon and
Viviana Flores.
The Orange Blossoms won
.14-11 over the Diamonds in the
Monday late game.
Ally Dotson, Shayna Harned,
Hannah Carlton, Rosie Rivers,
Cheyenne Pohl and Sarah Carl-
ton each put a pair of tallies on
the board for the Orange Blos-


soms. Ariana Ramos and Halley
Addison added a run apiece,
and Amari DeLeon, Anabel
Ramos, Alicia Lopez and Joley
Pleger joined in the play.
For the Diamonds, it was
Heather Coronado, Makayla
Benavidez and Alexis Marple
scoring twice each and faith
Hays, Catalina Longoria, Yas-
min Ramirez and Hannah
Herrin each adding a run. Tam-
ara Griffis, Miranda Smith,
Destiny Garza and Mallery
Gough helped out.
On Thursday, the Orange
Blossoms shut down the Pride
17-0 in the 5:45 p.m. game.
Leadoff batter Dotson scored
three times to lead the Orange
Blossoms. Pohl, Harned, DeLe-
on, Anabel Ramos and Pleger
were two-score batters and
Ariana Ramos and Lopez each
added a run.
Scheel, Roberts, Mondragon
and Flores were stranded for the
Pride.
In the Thursday nightcap, the
Cowgirls popped the Pink Sox
7-2.
Anahi Salgado, Montana
Grice, Litsy Vargas, Ashlee Pat-
terson, Destinee Jackson-Pace,
Alayna Carranco and Marisol
Carrisol all had solo scores for
the Cowgirls. Also in on the
action were Josie Moore, Ash-
leigh Adams, Toponga Grice,
Layla Santoyo and Kaylan


Belles Bat Off


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Youth Sports
Belles got their season under
way last week.
The Belles (ages 13-15) will
play between themselves and
against teams from DeSoto and
Lake Placid because each coun-
ty has so few teams.
The Belles opened last Mon-
day with the Slammers taking a
14-5 win over the Thunder.
Amanda McNabb, Aleeza
Arguijo, Elvira Servin, Summer
Sisum and Sierra Coronado
each put a pair of runs on the
board for the Slammers. Hailey
Clements, Noemi Navarro,
Araceli Navarro and Nicole
Franks added a run apiece. Ana
Montanez didn't get all the way
home.
For the Thunder, Bridgett


Whidden was the only twin-
tally batter. Celeste Williams,
Danika Briones and Karina
Fernandez each added a run.
Also playing were Brooke
Tyson, Penny McGuire, Farrah
Muntz, Isabel Abel, Briona
Speights, Sabrina Lazo,
Kimberly Smith and Leigh
Trammell.
There was a pair of games on
Friday, but both were losses to
the DeSoto X-Factor squads.
In Saturday's only game, the
Slammers nipped the Thunder
9-3.
Montanez and Servin scored
twice for the Slammers. Sisum,
Clements, Coronado, Franks
and Naomi Erekson added a run
each.
Whidden, Williams and
Speights were the only Thunder
players to get all the way home.


Birmingham.
Rosie Fimbres and Daylin
Newcomb rounded the bases
for the Pink Sox. Jenna Cim-
mino, Darby Sanders, Morgan
Crews, Hannah Revell, Alyssa
Ennis, Anna Erekson, Alyssa
Tatum, Rayann Kulig, Jessica
Bembry and Lexi Harris chipp-
ed in.
There were a trio of Saturday
games.
At 10 a.m., the Pride nipped
the Diamonds 8-7.
Sinclair was the only twin-
tally batter for the Pride.
Scheel, Aubry, Lindsey, Rob-
erts, Flores, Nadaskay, Klein
and Teran each added a run.
The Diamonds had solo
scores from Gough, Hays,
Longoria, Coronado, Benavi-
dez, Ebony Lee and Garza.
In the 11:45 a.m. game, the
Lady Bugs won 9-0 over the
DeSoto Cougars.
For the Lady Bugs, it was all
solo scoring, with Lyndsey
Welch, Sarah Welch, Desiree
Ford, Graham, Gough, Flores,
Hannah Ford, Cano and Juarez
each putting a run on the board.
In the 1:15 p.m. game, the
DeSoto Tazzers stopped the
Pink Sox 5-0. DeSoto got most
of its runs in a first-inning blow.
For the Pink Sox, leadoff bat-
ter Tatum was stranded twice,
and Erekson, Harris and New-
comb were also left aboard.


April 23,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Dixie Girls Softball Under Way


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As the three Dixie Youth girls
softball teams got their seasons
started as week, rosters for the
13 teams became available.

BELLES
The oldest group, the 13- to
15-year-olds, are called the
Dixie Belles. They have two
teams and will also challenge
teams from Lake Placid and
DeSoto who need competition
to get more game experience.
On the Slammers squad are
15-year-olds Aleeza Arguijo,
Amanda McNabb, Ashley
Nichols and Elvira Servin; 14-
year-olds Sierra Coronado,
Naomi Erekson and Araceli
Navarro; and 13-year-olds Hail-
ey Clements, Nicole Franks,
Ana Maria Montanez, Noemi
Navarro, Kayla Nichols, Aun-
drea Pace, Summer Sisum and
Alexus Wyatt. They are coach-
ed by Emily Kirk. Assistant
coaches haven't been named
yet.
The other Belles team is the
Thunder, coached by Randy
Tyson, Rigo Briones and Rocky
Parks. On their team are 15-
year-olds Karina Fernandez,
Penny McGuire, Leigh Tram-
mell and Celeste Williams; 14-
year-olds Danika Briones,
Courtney Parks, Kimberly
Smith and Briona Speights; and
13-year-olds Isabel Abel,
Sabrina Lazo, Farrah Muntz,
Emily Owens, Brooke Tyson
and Bridgett Whidden.

PONYTAILS
The next oldest group in
action are the 11- and 12-year-
old Ponytails, which includes
the Blaze, Heat, Lightning,
Racers and Shockers. They will
also play some DeSoto teams,
the Diamonds and the Pride.
Playing for the Blaze are 12-
year-olds Addison Aubry,
Ashley Baker, Lacey Cumbee,
Kaitlyn Shaw and Courtney
Taylor; and 11-year-olds Court-
ney Coleman, Kimberly Der-
ringer, Allison Farr, Melanie
Harshburger, Mara Goodwyn,
Morgan Walters and Alex
Ullrich. They are coached by
Max Ullrich, Scott Farr and
George Wadsworth.
Coaches for the Heat are


Robert Deuberry and Julian
Garcia, with a squad including
12-year-olds Sarah Albritton,
Victoria Braddock, Arissa
Camel, Marissa Chancey, Pey-
ton Hernandez, Emily Hughes,
Holly Rebecca Hughes and
Tiffany Owens; and 11-year-
olds Makayla Deuberry, Tif-
fany Flores, Senida Garcia and
Sabrina ;tewart.
Taking the field for the
Lightning are 12-year-old Kate-
lyn Hines; and 11-year-olds
Emily Albritton, Bailey Carl-
ton, Theresa Cimmino, Kayla
Garay, Josie Hancock, Tatiana
Juarez, Kristen Judah, Tara
McNabb, Melissa Perez,. Sadie
Rigdon and Cristina Rodriguez.
They are coached by John
Shivers and Julie Hancock.
Amy Franks and Jenny
Roberts are coaching the
Racers. On their roster are 12-
year-olds Hailey Andrews, Ruth
Erekson, Amberly Franks,
Caryssa Lynn Johnson, Gemi
Saunders and Mckenzie Staton;
and 11-year-olds Amber Car-
rion, Brooke Dixon, Miika
Delatorre, Selena Macias and
Megan McCullough.
For the Shockers, the coaches
are Melanie Henderson, Tom
Hartman and Kristy Gough,
who will play 12-year-olds
Lindsey Cooper, Ana Galvez,
Kendall Gough, Megan Hart-
man, Karlee Henderson, Angel-
ica Montanez and Abigail Var-
gas; and 11-year-olds Briana
Aleman, Breanna Godwin,
Jakaysha Lindsey and Meagan
Shivers.

ANGELS
The littlest group are the 7- to
10-year-old Angels, with six
teams, the Cowgirls, Diamonds,
Lady Bugs, Orange Blossoms,
Pink Sox and Pride.
Coming in to score for the
Cowgirls are 10-year-olds
Montana Grice, Josie Moore,
Anahi Salgado and Litsy
Vargas; 9-year-olds Topanga
Grice and Destinee Jackson-
Pace; and 8-year-olds Ashleigh
Adams, Kaylan Birmingham,
Marisol Carrisol, Alayna
Carranco, Ashlee Patterson,
Lillian Salazar, and Layla
Santoyo. Their coaches are
Keith Patterson, Roy Carranco,
Tara Santoyo and Annabel


Patterson.
Renee Benavidez and Kim
Benavidez will coach the
Diamonds, which have a roster
of 10-year-olds Cynthia Brion-
es, Destiny Garza and.Miranda
Smith; 9-year-olds Thfiara
Griffis, Faith Hays' Hannah
Herrin, Catalina Longoria,
Madison Marple and Yasmin
Ramirez; and 7-year-olds
Heather Coronado and Ebony
Lee.
Hitting the ball for the Lady
Bugs are 10-year-olds Gabrielle
Allen, Illeana Flores, Desiree
Ford, Taylor Graham and Ciarra
Cheyanne Gough; 9-year-olds
Nubia Gomez, Jamee Keller
and Sarah Welch; 8-year-olds
Briana Juarez and Karley
Owens; 7-year-old Anahi Cano;
and 6-year-olds Hannah Ford
and Lyndsey Welch. They are
coached by Wayne Graham,
Jerry Welch, Mandy Graham.
and Wendy Welch.
Missy Carlton, Jake Carlton
and Chris Knight coach the JLC
Orange Blossoms, with a roster
of 10-year-olds Halley Addison,
Hannah Carlton, Alexandra
Dotson, Shayna Harned, Chey-
enne Pohl, Ariana Ramos,
Rosienell Rivers and Karley
White; 9-year-old Joley Pleger;
8-year-olds Amari Alia DeLe-
on, Alicia Lopez and Anabel
Ramos; and 7-year-old Sarah
Carlton.
For the Pink Sox, taking the
field are 10-year-olds Jessica
Bembry, Morgan Crews, Alyssa
Ennis, Anna Erekson, Rosie
Fimbres, Daylin Newcomb and
Alyssa-Mae Tatum; 9-year-olds
Alexis Cimmino, Jenna Cim-
mino and Houston Rayann
Kulig; and 8-year-olds Lexi
Harris, Hannah Revell and
Darby Sanders. They are
coached by Don Tatum, Matt
Crews and Jeanine Tatum.
The final team is the Pride,
coached by Dennis Aubry and
Kristen Albritton. On their
squad are 10-year-olds Savan-
nah Aubry, Kristen Burkett,
Mireya Mondragon and Taylor
Roberts; 9-year-olds Courtney
Cunningham, Jarisa Lindsey,
Carla Nadaskay and Mary
Sinclair; and 8-year-olds Denali
Briones, Michaela Klein,
Destiny Scheel and Katherine
Ann Teran.


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face waters from Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, P.O. Box 2000, Mulberry Florida, 33860-1100.
Application number: 20010671.005. Application received: December 18, 2008.
Predominant use type: Agricultural. Total requested withdrawal average daily gallons per
day: 1,207,900. Peak month average gallons per day: 9,090,000. Maximum daily gallons
per day: 9,090,000, from 12 wells. Location: Sections 33-36, Township 34S, Range 24E,
Sections 1-4, 9-16, Township 35S, Range 24E, Section 34-36, Township 34S, Range 24E,
Sections 1-4, 9-16, Township 35S, Range 24E, Sections 7,18, Township 35S, Range 25E,
in Hardee County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through
Friday at 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow Florida, 33830. Interested persons may inspect
a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application.
Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days
from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity
to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written
request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water
Management District, Regulation Performance Manage ment Department, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the District's website
at www.watermatters.org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court: -
Teddy Ray Adams Jr., 31,
Bowling Green, and Jessica
Lynn Hayes, 27, Bowling
Green.
Jesus Araujo Vasquez, 39,
Zolfo Springs, and Sandra
Salazar, 36,'Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
HSBC Ban Nevada NA vs.
Enrique M. Gomez, judgment.
American General Financial
Services of America Inc. vs.
Olivia Torres, default judgment.
Capital One Bank vs.
Luciano Lara, default judg-
ment.
Capital One Bank NA vs.
Evelyn Setters, default judg-
ment.
Atlantic Credit & Finance
Inc. vs. Mary H. Trammell, vol-
untary dismissal.
Regions Financial Corp. vs.
Cesar Colchado, judgment.
John Adcox vs. Mark
Johnson, voluntary dismissal.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
.Jodi Kathleen Oakes and the
state Department of Revenue
vs. Robert Bryan Birge, petition
for child support.
Citimortgage Inc. vs. Thom-
as Garza et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Hardula SC Co. LTD vs.
Amantha Hill, damages con-
tract indebtedness.
Benjamin Eugene Casey vs.
Shelby K. Casey, petition for
injunction for protection.
Erica Alvarez vs. Brittney
Carter, petition for injunction
for protection.
LaBelle Bank National
Association vs. Pete DeLuna,
Francisca DeLuna et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
John W.H. Burtori, Roxanne
Burton et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Tonya Carroll o/b/o minor
child vs. Oren Todd Harllee,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Maria E. Cortez and DOR vs.
Salvador 0. Mejia, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Bryan Scott Spivey and Lisa
Michelle Spivey, divorce.
Nathan Mack vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of
inmate situation.
Courtney Lynn Grice vs.
Tiffany Dale Collier, petition
for injunction for protection.
Angela Lynn Guerrero vs.
Tiffany Dale Collier, petition
for injunction for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-


cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Lynda K. Blasingain vs.
Anthony E. Blasingain, volun-
tary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Angel Kalisha Simmons vs.
Janice Ellison, dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Elisa Saenz Rivera vs. Jose
Angel Rivera, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Ashley Turner vs. Eric
Turner, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Elena Reyes vs. Alvaro
Jimenez, injunction for protec-
tion.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Josephine Garza, voluntary dis-
missal.
Linda Ray vs. Robert Ray,
amended injunction for protec-
tion.
Teddy Ray Adams Jr. and.
Brandy Jo Adams, divorce.
American Express Centurion
Bank vs. Richard Fender, vol-
untary dismissal.
Midfirst Bank vs. Jesus L.
Naranjo, Anita Naranjo et al,
order.
Nicole S. Pace and Jeremy K.
Pace, divorce.
Carmen Devaki Sanchez and
DOR vs. Joshua Derek San-
chez, order.
Santana Rodriguez and DOR
vs. Telesforo Martinez, modifi-
cation of child support.
Christina N. English and
Monty Justin English, dismissal
of petition for divorce.
Annette K. Cullop vs.
Bettina "Tina" Jacobs, injunc-
tion for protection.
Irma Darty and DOR vs.
Sandra Melissa Williamson,
petition for child support con-
tempt order denied.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Monalisa Gonzalez and DOR
vs. Juan A. Gonzalez.
. Nina Miranda Garcia and
DOR vs. Jeremiah Paul
Martinez.
Sandra Kay Meeks and DOR
vs. Franklin Trenton Gordon.

There was no circuit felony
court 'last Vek as it was trial
week.v s -

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Saxon Mortgage Services
Inc. to 3-B Housing LLC,
$28,000.
HSBC Bank USA NA to
Larry G. Jr. and Stacy L.
Stewart, $79,500.
Karen J. Summers to Robert
Alan and Kimberly Summers
Davis, $140,000.
Lucille G. Roberts to Bruce
F. Roberts, $45,000.
Jolene Funding LLC to
Lyons Management Services
Inc., $31,805.82.
Larry Vance and Anna M.,
Dickey to David Alan Waters,
$180,250.


A Daily Thought.
THeUiRSDAY
Clean living before God and
justice with our neighbors
mean far more to God than
religious performance.
Proverbs 21:3 (ME)


Everyone who believes that
Jesus is the Christ, the
Messiah, is a child of God ..
. The victory that defeats the
godless world is our faith, for
who is the victor over the
world but he who believes
that Jesus is the Son of God.
I John 5:1,4b-5 (NEB)

SATURDAY
But Moses told the people,
"Don't be afraid. Just stand
where you are and watch the
Lord rescue you . The
Lord will fight for you. You
won't have to lift a finger in
your defense.
Exodus 14:13a,14 (NLT)

SUNDAY
(Jesus said), "I have said
this to you, that in Me you
may have peace. In the
world you have tribulation
(troubles); but, be of good
cheer, I have overcome the
world."
John 16:33 (RSV)

MONDAY
So don't worry, because I
am with you. Don't be afraid,
because I am your God. I will
make you strong and will
help you. I will support you
with My right hand that
saves you.
Isaiah 41:10 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Since then we have been
given a kingdom (heaven)
that is unshakable, let us
serve God with thankfulness
in the ways which please
Him, but always with rever-
ence and holy fear.
Hebrews 12:28 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
At the end of seven years, I,
Nebuchadnezzar, looked up
to heaven and my sanity
returned ... Now, I, Nebu-
chadnezzar, praise and glo-
rify and honor the King of
Heaven, the Judge of all,
whose every act is right and
good.
Daniel 4:34a,37a (TLB)
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.


INVITATION FOR BID PROPOSALS

PEST CONTROL SERVICES

Sealed bids will be received up to and including May 6, 2009, at 2:00 PM and shall be
opened and read aloud at the office of the Superintendent of Schools. Each bid shall be
submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Hardee County School Board,
P.O. Box 1678, Wauchula, FL 33873. Bids shall be sealed. Bid envelopes must be
marked:

PEST CONTROL SERVICES
May 6, 2009, 2:00 P.M.

Bid tabulations with recommended awards shall be posted for review by interested par-
ties at the Hardee County School Board office and web site: www.hardee.k12.fl.us .
Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed by Section 120.53(5), Florida Statutes,
shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. The School
Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids received.

Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting Rob Krahl, Facilities Director, Hardee
County School Board, Educational Facilities Department, 1015 SR 66 East, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890 or by phone (863) 735-2055. No bids may be withdrawn after the
scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of thirty (30) days.

All workers on the job site must pass a security clearance for the Jessica Lunsford Act.

David Durastanti
Superintendent of Schools 4:23-30c


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


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese 'or Pepperoni Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Garden
Peas, Juice Bar, Salad Bar,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscuit or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Salad Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll or Pepper-
oni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Corn, Ranger Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Deli
Turkey Sandwich (Lettuce &
Tomato, Mashed Potatoes,
Pears, Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Peaches,


Il~Schooll


NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has
received an application for a water use permit to withdraw water from wells and/or sur-
face waters from Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, PO. Box 2000, Mulberry Florida, 33860-1100.
Application number: 20000731.007 Application received: January 13, 2009. Predominant
use type: Agricultural. Total requested withdrawal average daily gallons per day: 151,000.
Peak month average gallons per day: 1,195,200. Maximum daily gallons per day:
2,700,000 from 3 wells. Location: Sections 14,23,and 24, Township 33S, Range 24E, in
Hardee County. The application is available for-public inspection Monday through Friday
at 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow Florida, 33830. Interested persons may inspect a copy
of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments
must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date
of this notice. If you wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity to request an
administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request refer-
encing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management
District, Regulation Performance Management Department, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the District's website at
www.watermatters.org. The District does not discirninate based on disability. Anyone
requiring accommodation under the ADA shdi ld.hontab f he R ` ut1ation Performance
Management Department at (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476: TDD only 1-800-231-
6103.
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STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT and REQUEST FOR
PUBLIC COMMENT

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft
permit renewal (DEP File No. FL0044229-007-IW1S) to Seminole Electric Cooperative,
Inc., Post Office Box 272000, Tampa, Florida 33688-2000 to operate wastewater treatment
and effluent disposal facilities for the Richard J. Midulla Generating Station in Hardee
County, Florida. Low volume waste and domestic wastewater generated during the oper-
ation of Unit 3 will be treated prior to discharge to the on-site cooling reservoir. Discharge
to Payne Creek from the cooling reservoir as well as the on-site storm water detention
pond will occur only during extreme rainfall in excess of a 10-year, 24-hour rainfall event.
Payne Creek is classified as a Class III fresh water.
The Richard J. Midulla Generating Station is co-located at the Hardee Power Station
site along with the Hardee Power Partners power plant, owned and operated by Hardee
Power Partners Ltd. Both facilities discharge treated wastewater to the on-site cooling
reservoir. The discharge from the cooling reservoir (Outfall D-001) is jointly owned and
operated'by both facilities. The Hardee Power Station is permitted under Permit Number
FL0041751.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the
Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to the Industrial
Wastewater Section, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, Attention: Marc Harris, in accordance with Rule 62-
620.555, Florida Administrative Code (FAC). The comments or request for a public meet-
ing must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the
Department's Industrial Wastewater Section within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall con-
stitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a pub-
lic meeting under Rule 62-620.555, FAC.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following informa-
tion:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's name
and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is
proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action
was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the
Department action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department
may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments
should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting
is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the
close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit oral or
written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a
result of significant public comment the Department final action may be different from the
position taken by it in this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water
Facilities Regulation, Industrial Wastewater Section, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2400, telephone (850) 245-8589 and at the Department's Southwest
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LetXpaer Dollars Wasted History: Hendry Memoir, Part 3


Trying To Find Juror


Dear Editor:
In today's economy, every-
one is'looking to downsize and
save a little. Maybe Hardee
County should take notice in
the struggling economy and
work to save the taxpayers a lit-
. tie money. .
During recent and numerous
encounters with the Hardee
:County Clerk of Court and
Hardee Sheriff's Office, I wit-
nessed the numerous manhours
spread out of a period of
approximately 10 months and at
least 15 failed attempts wasted
on trying to serve a potential
jury duty summons to someone
who never lived at my address
or even in Hardee county.
I would like to see an
accounting of the enormous
amount of administrative costs,
judge's time, clerk's time, cost
of supplies and not to mention
the cost to the Sheriff's
Department whose employees
were driving department vehi-
cles, using county gas and also
county time chasing a non-exis-
tent potential juror.
The judge in this matter even
asked his bailiff to do him a
favor and drive one more time
the extra 12 to 15 miles to sit
outside my gate and double-
check to make sure, this guy
really wasn't there. I find it hard
to believe the crime rate in this
county is so low and minimal,
the court system and Sheriff's
Office has unlimited hours to
waste on such a trivial matter.
I have not lived in your town
very long but understand why
there are so many empty houses
in the area. Who would want to
live somewhere only to be con-
stantly and foolishly harassed
and stalked by the people we
pay to protect us?
I have brought this issue to
the attention of the Clerk's


office and Hardee Sheriff'
Office on several occasion
with everyone giving a different
version on why they lied, tres
passed, called all my neighbors
overstepped their boundarie
and continued the harassment.
Surely this constant harass
ment and trespassing can't b(
proper procedure or protocol t(
issue a jury summons. Maybe,
judicial refresher course is ir
order.
If these tax-paid employee
have so much time on thei
.hands, maybe they can volun
teer all this extra time in th(
community.

Thank You
Sherri Sewal
Wauchulz
Response from Clerk of th6
Circuit Court:
Thank you for the opportuni
ty to respond to Ms. Sewall's
letter.
Hardee County's Clerk of the
Circuit Court efficiently fol
lows the law of Florida in sum
monsing persons to serve as
jurors, in every regard.
It is a compliment to every-
one who responsibly answers a
jury summons. The effective-
ness of our system of govern-
ment is dependent upon the
involvement and dedication of
its citizens.
The court system appreciates
the great level of cooperation
from the many citizens and tax-
payers of Hardee County who
are regularly summonsed and
willingly answers the call foi
service.
Thank you.

Sincerely.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Courl
Hardee County, Florida


LOVE
The most powerful word in the world.
and can brg so much happiness,

until it's gone.
Then what's left?
it's not hate, not anger, it's still "love".
Even if the person you "love"
isn't there anymore,
the emotion still is, and feeling still is.
It doesn't go anywhere,
once it's there it's set in stone.
And you can't hate someone that you "love",
even though there is a thin line,
It just doesn't happen.
But what can hurt about "love",
is when you1"love someone
And they're not there for you to show it.
But no matter how far apart or
close you are to one another,
"love" can be felt anywhere, anytime,
and any place.
It's just that powerful.
And when it's true "love" -
it only gets stronger, every second,
every minute, every hour, everyday,
It never fades away.
Ane when it's true "love -
it's never hard to say.
The only thing that's hard about "love",
is the minute you try to forget it.
It just doesn't happen, because it's "love".

Heather Wingate
Wauchula
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By SPESSARD STONE
For The Herald-Advocate
s This is Part 3 in the memoir of Arthur S. Hendry written by his
s daughter Evelyn Hendry Blackmon, and edited by Spessard Stone.
it
5- Bee Ridge
s, As a young man living in Bee Ridge (now Sarasota) in 1908,
s Daddy worked with a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico,
which he dearly loved. He learned to harvest clams by wading in
_ low tide in the bay near shore and feeling the clamshells with his
e toes and bagging them.
o He learned to turtle lent (which was legal then) and fish. He
a loved doing this until his death. In his later years he had a great
n boat for fishing in the Gulf, and he and Mother went to school in
Bradenton to learn how to use the boat in the Gulf.
s
ir New Zion
I- When Daddy was 21 years old in 1911, his father, Lardner,
e deeded him and his brother, Delos, 40 acres of land in the New
Zion Community. They built a house, cleared 20 acres and plant-
ed an orange grove.
Their father, Lardner, became ill in 1914, and the family,
1 Clara, Lardner, Myra, Delmas and Halton, moved from Sarasota to
a the house built by Daddy and Delos in New Zion.
Ed Bostick, who was married to Lardner's first cousin Jeannie,
e and 14-year-old T. Mabry "Jack" Carlton, who was the nephew of
Cornelia Carlton, Bostick's stepdaughter, moved the family.
- Daddy and Delos divided the 40 acres. Delos kept the grove,
s and Daddy cleared his 20 acres and planted an orange grove. He
purchased more land adjoining his 20 acres (350 acres).
e He lived his entire life there after 1911, with the exception of
- two years when he worked for Scanlon Lumber Co. (Charlie
- Callahan's company) "cruising timber." This job required that he
s ride a horse through the woods and estimate the number of board
feet of lumber in a plat of timber pine trees.
This income enabled him to purchase his land and the family
a moved back to New Zion, where he farmed, raised cattle and cit-
rus.

e Accident
f. In 1929, after we returned from spending the summer in
Knobel, Ark., Daddy was plowing the land west of our house on a
s Fordson tractor with big metal wheels. The ground was very wet,
and the tractor got stuck in the soft mud.
Daddy tried to speed up to get unstuck, and the tractor reared
straight up and turned,over backwards on him. He jumped, and his
t left leg was caught and badly burned from the hot grease and bro-
ken in several places.
His brother, Delmas, and Mother lifted the tractor enough so
he could be pulled out. Daddy remained in Arcadia Hospital (the
only hospital available; none in Wauchula) but finally recovered.
My cousin, Ray Adams, came from Knobel and put in the fall
crop (strawberries), and remained all winter to help the family.

Salt Water
Daddy loved the "salt water" (this was his title for the Gulf of
* Mexico). At Englewood, he built a duplex where the family and


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Arthur and Pearl Hendry
wedding anniversary.


COURTESY PHOTO
as they celebrated their 50th


FANNIE MAE SHOT


COURTESY PHOTO
Dr. Barbara Carlton of Wauchula on Monday, April 20, at
8 a.m. shot a gobbler she had nicknamed Fannie Mae.
The turkey weighed 18 pounds, 6 ounces, had an 11-inch
beard and spurs just over one inch. She hunted in
Hardee County and used a 20-gauge Browning shotgun
with No. 6 shot. Several weeks ago she harvested anoth-
er gobbler named Freddie Mac.


Dear Editor:
I would like to give recogni-
Stion where recognition is due. I
was at the Hardee Manor the
other day, Maundy Thursday,
and I saw three people bringing
75 lap robes to the residents.
They were very pretty, in dif-
ferent bright colors and pat-
terns. They would definitely
keep everyone warm sitting in
the air-conditioning.
Well, the three people who
brought them to the nursing
home were Styles Starratt,
Carol Byers and Laura Brewer.
The women of the First United
Methodist Church make them.
It must have taken perhaps two


years to make.
There is so much rigamarole
going on in God's green earth
that I wanted to share some
good news for a change. It is
definitely more blessed to give
than to receive.
A big thank you of praise and
blessings go out to the women
of the Methodist Church and to
Laura, Styles and Carol for
delivering them. I am sure the
angels are smiling down and
saying, "See God's people on
earth carrying out God's will
and purpose that He ordained
from the Garden of Eden."
Connie Rowe
Wauchula


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friends enjoyed tremendously the beach life and fishing for many
years during the 1950s and '60s.
He also bought property on Little Gasparilla Island. He-was
always doing unusual things to enrich the family educationally and
adventurously Daddy had tremendous energy and ideas.

Alderp ns
During the Depression years, vendors would come through the
area and stop at the house. The Alderman family from Fort Green,
distant cousins to us, was very creative. Over the years Daddy
would trade or purchase from them rocking chairs for the front
porch.
Each time they came they brought a different style. We still
have two on our front porch, made and designed years ago by them.
Twice they came by with oil paintings of Florida. We have two.
One is on cypress wood and the other is a large framed oil on can-
vas -- beautiful pictures.

Christmas Stockings
When I was a child, Daddy always went to Wauchula to pur-
chase goodies for our stockings that we hung on the fireplace man-
tel on the night before Christmas. Santa did not leave Lorimer and
me toys, but the stockings were stuffed with walnuts, pecans,
Brazil nuts, an apple, candy and raisins.
The raisins then were dried on the grapevines attached to the
vine. They were sold from big bins in the grocery store. The vine
and raisins in our stockings were 12 inches long with lots of dried
raisins attached.
When Daddy went to Wauchula during the year, he would usu-
ally bring something edible, out of the ordinary, from Louvenia
Pepper's store. One time he bought Limburger cheese, which h.,d
a strong odor (we kids thought "stinky" odor).
Needless to say, the cheese caused quite a stir in our house-
hold. We held our noses and tried eating it. Lorimer and I took it
to the back yard and buried it with a burial service.
Another time he brought corn candy that we thought was corn,
which I fed to the chickens because I thought it was for them.

Early Childhood
Daddy would enjoy talking about his early childhood. One of
his earliest remembrances was when he was 3 or 4 years old and
Delos was 4 or 5, they crawled down a big gopher (tortoise) hole;
Delos first, followed by Arthur.
They got caught on a root and could not get out. They
screamed with fear. Fortunately, Clara (their mother) heard their
cries and rescued them, spanked them hard, and they never tried
that again.
Also, he loved to tell the story about the time he and Delos (as
small boys) went to visit Aunt Alice Hull (their father's sister) who
lived about 1/4 mile from them. They came across this huge rat-
tlesnake that chased them all the way back home.

Whistling
Daddy loved to whistle. As a child and through my growing up
years, I remember him whistling religious songs and current popu-
lar songs. He made beautiful tones with his whistling.
He would whistle while at the barn during early-morning and
afternoon chores, while plowing and for our entertainment. When
he began wearing false teeth in the early 1950s, he could not whis-
tle tunefully, so he quit. I loved his whistling.
Kate
[ remember Daddy hauling his last mule, Kate, to Sarasota
Ringling Circus. He had heard they would purchase mules and
give them a lifetime home.. When he arrived there with old Kate,
he found out that, shl. woulql-b.e. used for,.animal,food, He brought
Kate back home and she lived -for years in our pasture as,a retiree,.
Daddy was softhearted and kind.

Buck Dance
As a child, I remember Daddy liked to "buck dance," as he
called it, when he was younger, We now call it tap dance. He
would get on the front porch and do his "buck dancing." Mother
would glare at him until he stopped and finished sweeping the front
porch. Every Sunday a.m., Daddy's job was to sweep the front
porch.

Final Years
During his last 10 years, Daddy would say to me each time I
visited that a person had to have something to "get up for" each
morning. So each morning he got out of bed and cooked a break-
fast of grits, ham or bacon, eggs, toast and coffee for everyone.
At exactly 8:30, he would go to the barn, get on the tractor and
disk the orange grove for two hours each week day. He said that
was what he "got up for." Fortunately, his health permitted him to
do this.
He was in Wauchula to pick up materials to repair his cowpens
when he died from a massive heart attack on Jan. 29, 1970, two
months before his 80th birthday. Mother was with him in the
parked truck when it happened.
He was sitting at the steering wheel ready to drive home when
he waved to a friend and said he would see him on Saturday for a
fishing trip. He gave a huge burp and died immediately.
He is buried in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Thirty-nine years have passed since with earthly eyes and ears
I knew my Daddy. Yet in daily circumstances I see, hear and feel
his presence.
This concludes the three-part series on the life of Arthur S. Hendry.

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