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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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109th Year, No. 21
3 Sections, 32 Pages


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Thursday, April 30, 2009


HCSB


Daggett


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A $500 cash reward is being
offered for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of
six boys who vandalized
Hardee Senior High School
early Monday.
While Hardee County
Sheriff's Office detectives are
quick to note the damage done
does not compare to the infa-
mous vandalism at Hardee
Junior High School last year,
this criminal act, too, was cap-
tured on video tape.
Detectives believe the cul-
prits can be identified by the
surveillance images.
Det. Sgt. Johnny Shivers said
video cameras show one sus-
pect entering the campus on a
red all-terrain vehicle pulling a
small black-mesh metal utility


Signs
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County School
Board has settled its legal dis-
putes with a district administra-
tor who was terminated last
summer.
In a special meeting on
Friday morning, board mem-
bers agreed to pay $155,000 to
former transportation head Dick
Daggett. The settlement ends
his appeal to the state Division
of Administrative Hearings and
his civil-rights lawsuit filed in
federal court in Tampa.
As part of the agreement,


trailer. Access was gained
through an open gate separating
the school from the Community
Recreation Complex.
He is followed by four others
on foot. Two of them, Shivers
said, carried 2x4 planks in their
hands. In all, he said, six,people
were involved in the vandalism
All, Shivers and Det. Andrew
McGuckin said, were wearing
hooded jackets, caps or ban-
danas to conceal their faces.
"Everyone's face is covered,"
McGuckin noted. "All of them
were wearing gloves, except the
driver," Shivers added.
Video clearly shows the sus-
pects are white or very light-
skinned, Shivers said. Those
who know the suspects should
be able to identify them from
the tapes, he said.
See REWARD 2A


U.S. 17 Hearing


Set For Tuesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Tuesday evening meeting
will settle a minor difference in
the planned format for four-lan-
ing U.S. 17
The Florida Department of
Transportation (F-DOT) hear-
ing will concern only the north-
ern section of the 10.8 mile sec-
tion of U.S. 17 which has not
yet been four-laned. It involves
how the new highway will con-


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INDEX
Classifieds ..................... 6B
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.......7C
Crime Blotter.................6C
Hardee Living............... 2B
Information Roundup....4A
Obituaries...................4A
School Lunch Menus....3C



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nect to the present highway in
Zolfo Springs.
The meeting will be held at
the Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center, at the intersection of
Stenstrom and Altman roads in
Wauchula, at 6 p.m., when draft
re-evaluations, aerial pho-
tographs and project plans will
be on display for people to see.
At 7 p.m., a formal presenta-
tion of the proposed changes
will be made and any comments
received from the public.
Comments can also be sent to
Tony Sherrard, F-DOT District
One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow,
FL 33831.
According to an F-DOT press
release the proposed changes in
the alignment of U.S. 17 north-
bound are to reduce the initial
cost of the project.
"A slight shift in the align-
ment is proposed which will
involve new right-of-way im-
pacts along U.S. 17 south of
Zolfo Springs. The proposed
four-lane divided roadway will
connect to the existing four-
lane undivided U.S. 17 roadway
in Zolfo Springs at Seventh
Avenue," explains the release.
Planning for completion of
the 10.8 miles of four-laning in
Hardee County has been in var-
ious stages over many years.
The original study was held on
March 30, 2006 and was
approved by federal review on
July 11, 2006.
A February public hearing
considered the alternative of
using the old CSX railroad bed,
which the state owns, as the
northbound pair. That plan was
See U.S. 17 3A


COURTESY PHOTO
A thoroughly soaked Kim Pfeiffer prepares for yet another inevitable plunge into the
dunk tank at the annual Relay For Life marathon fund raiser held by the Hardee County
Unit of the American Cancer Society. Pfeiffer braved the collapsing perch as a mem-
ber of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office team. For a story and photos of the event, see
inside.


Settlement With Daggett


Daggett may not have or seek
employment with the school
district here. He no longer will
serve as a coach for the high-
school swim team.
Further, the 14-page docu-
ment contains a "non-disclosure
covenant" recognizing the fact
that the settlement is a public

WILLING WORKER?


record but precluding either
side from "initiating publica-
tion" of it.
"If asked about the terms of
the settlement, Daggett will
respond by saying he has
resolved his issues with
HCSB," it goes on to state.
The document also spells out


the terms of the cash settlement,
to be paid in three separate
checks by a deadline of
Thursday, May 14.
The first check, for $60,000,
is to cover Daggett's back
wages. The second installment,
for $40,000, is for damages.
And the third, for $55,000, will


go to the law firm of Kelly &
McKee to cover Daggett's legal
expenses. After those costs are
paid, any remaining dollars will
be Daggett's.
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti said on
Tuesday that the local School
See HCSB 2A



Trucker


Faces A


New Trial
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the first hearing since an
appellate court upheld the local
order for a new trial, the State
Attorney's Office said it will
proceed with its vehicular
homicide charges against a
trucker involved in a 2001
crash.
Jean-Claude Meus, convicted
of two counts of the crime in
2003, has been out of prison on
bond since an April 2008 ruling
by Acting Circuit Judge Jeff J.
McKibben ordering the new
trial. Meus received "ineffec-
tive assistance of counsel,"
McKibben said.
His defense lawyer at his
2003 trial, James "Rusty"
Franklin, had failed to inter-
view a witness who saw and
spoke to Meus moments after
the crash, and found him to be
awake and alert, the judge
noted.
The prosecution had won its
case in 2003 by asserting the
professional trucker had violat-
ed driving-time limits and fell
asleep at the wheel, causing the
crash which took the lives of a
40-year-old mother and her 8-
year-old daughter.
Meus, however, claimed he
was wide awake at the time, but
was cut off by an unidentified
vehicle, forcing him to take an
evasive action which resulted in
the collision.
Convicted of the two counts,
Meus was sentenced to 15 years
in state prison.
Now, however, he awaits a
new trial. In the meantime,
Meus is living and working in
Tennessee.
"I work privately for friends
See TRUCKER 3A


f '.
*t.

PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Assistant State Attorney Gene Malpas (far left) talks with defense lawyer John Trevena following a hearing Friday in
Hardee Circuit Court. Jean-Claude Meus watches the exchange from his seat at the defense table.


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For Special Permit

... Story 9B


Easter Coloring

Contest Winners!

... Details 8A


Seasons Shortened

For School Sports

... Story 1B


Reward Offered


In Vandalism

Surveillance Photos Inside!


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2A The Herald-Ad ocate, April 30, 2009


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor


JOAVN'M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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S KeHlly's Column




CF Industries is a major force in Hardee County. The compa-
ny owns about 25,000 acres here, has mined phosphate here for the
past 30 years, and in 2008 paid property taxes of $1.8 million, sev-
erance taxes of $8.8 million, and has a payroll of $16.9 million at
the Hardee Complex.
CF employs 176 people in their Hardee County operations,
and 126 of those employees live in Hardee County.
CF mines phosphate in Hardee,-and it goes by rail to Plant City
where CF makes DAP and MAP so plants can more readily use the
phosphorus. CF also produces a lot of nitrogen out of state. CF
recycles 95 percent of its water, said community affairs director
Richard Ghent.
The company has been publicly traded since 2005. The current
stock price is about $65.

The spot price for valencia oranges is 85 to 90 cents a pound
solids, reported fruit buyer Mark Manuel Tuesday.
The blueberry harvest is in full swing.
Very soon the spring watermelon har'esr will begin.

The six-week spring gobble sessdrf ended ra0't weekend."Sdns"
Michael and Jonathan and I each had some success this year. The
woods are pretty in the spring.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
This gobbler was shot by Jonathan (right). Michael
helped stalk and called up the bird to within shooting
range. Big Blue is in background.


Regular unleaded gasoline prices fell two cents Tuesday to
$2.07 a gallon.
I have a long 1987 four-wheel drive Ford truck that likes gaso-
line but it has served us well. Big Blte has orange stripes to honor
the Hardee Wildcats and the Florida Gators.
4x4 trucks cost a little more and use a little more fuel but are
worth it if you get off-road in heavy sand, dips or mud.

The dry weather continues in south central Florida. Michael
recently saw an alligator walking on dry land hunting a pool of
water, as many ponds and small creeks are dry.

Hardee High spring football practice will begin next week.
Head coach Tim Price will begin his third season. The Cats fin-
ished 6-5 in 2007 and 4-6 in 2008. The 2009 schedule has five new
teams, including Frostproof, Immokalee, Estero, Palmetto and
Okeechobee. Holdovers are Fort Meade, Avon Park, Sebring,
DeSoto and Lakewood Ranch.

The Tampa Bay Bucs have a new head coach in Raheem


REWARD
Continued From 1A


Date stamps on the tapes
indicate the vandalism took
place around 4 o'clock in the
morning on Monday.
The vandals used black spray
paint and white paint on rollers
to mar the outside walls, doors
and sidewalks at the school.
They painted "2009" and


Board will be responsible for
paying $20,000 of the settle-
ment monies. That amount rep-
resents the deductible on the
district's insurance policy. The
rest of the settlement will be
covered by insurance, he said.
Durastanti added that the dis-
trict's attorney fees, too, will be
paid by its insurer.
Daggett, who has been unem-
ployed since July 1 of last year,
when the School Board voted
not to renew his annual con-
tract, has been collecting a


"Weda Best 2009" and such in a
number of locations, Shivers
said.
They also broke a door jamb
on a wooden portable to gain
access to the in-school suspen-
sion classroom, where they
damaged the ceiling, over-
turned desks and generally


HCSB
Continued From 1A
retirement check since that date.
He was unable, however, to
accumulate added retirement
funds in the state's Deferred
Option Retirement Plan.
"I'm glad it's settled. I'm con-
tent with it," he said on
Wednesday. "I think it's proven
what it needed to prove.
"It's more important to me to
get on with my life," he contin-
ued. "I won't have to worry
about it hanging over my head
anymore.
Daggett said he has applied


Morris, the NFL's youngest at age 32.

Fresh orange blossom honey is now available from beekeep-
ers. This week I bought a gallon of fresh honey from Tommy
Bostick for $18. Hundreds of bees worked doCenis of hours to make
it.

For the year ending July 2008, 9.286 more people moved out
of Florida than moved into Florida from other states. This was the
first time since the 1940s that Florida had more people moving
away than moving in from other states, reported Mike Schneider of
The Associated Press.
However, Florida had a net gain of 77.427 new international

residents. Florida also had 235.241 births compared with 176.811
deaths. The state's population is 18.3 million. No. 4 in the U.S.
The state's unemployment rate of 9.5 percent is the highest
since 1975, reported the Lakeland Ledger.

The Hardee school system is waiting on the Florida
Legislature to finish its budget to finalize employment numbers.


"made a mess," according to
McGuckin.
The vandals rolled a mainte-
nance golf cart up onto a plat-
form in the commons area of
the campus, and also stole some
beehives from a nearby grove
and placed them inside the
commons.


for teaching positions with "a
number of districts," most of
them in the state of Geoigia.
"Georgia is advertising for
teachers and Florida is not," he
said.
He also plans to serve as a
volunteer coach for the commu-
nity swim program in the sum-
mer.
Daggett, a 30-year veteran of
the Hardee County School Dis-
trict, was not renewed last sum-
mer despite then-superintendent
Dennis Jones' recommendation
for his continued employment.
Board members Jan Platt,
Gina Neuhofer and Tanya
Royal voted against his renew-
al, giving no explanation at the
time. Neuhofer and Royal, were
later replaced on the board by
voters.
In an administrative hearing
in March, those same board
members alleged Daggett was
guilty of intimidating employ-
ees of another department and
of harassing employees within
his own department while
showing favoritism to others.
Daggett denied those allega-
tions, instead asserting he was
fired for speaking out against
some board members and the
decisions they were making
regarding the district.


Nothing was stolen, Shivers
said.
Damage estimates were being
prepared.
Anyone with any information
on any of the six suspects is
asked to call the Hardee Cbunty
Sheriff's Office at 77,-0304,
extension 260.


SLEEP CENTER
A phone number listed in
a photo caption on Florida
Hospital's new Center for
Sleep Studies in Wauchula
was incomplete. The num-
ber is (863) 773-0887.

HJHS VOLLEYBALL
A photo caption accom-
panying last week's sports
article on Hardee Junior
High School volleyball in-
advertently misidentified a
seventh-grade player. The
second girl from the right
in the top row is Carleigh
Coleman.
The Herald-Advocate is
pleased to set the record
straight.

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


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6months-S18; I yr -531;2yrs -$60
Flond.
6 months $22; I yr $51; 2 yrs. $79
Out of State
6 months $27; 1 yr $49. 2 .rs. $95


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and such because I've been real-
ly careful not to drive," Meus
told McKibben in .the hearing
on Friday afternoon in Hardee
Circuit Court.
Meus returns to Hardee
County as court hearings de-
mand his presence. .
Meanwhile, the judge contin-
ued any further proceedings in
the case until late September, as
both attorneys 'currently on the
case are new to its trial side.
Assistant State Attorney


Gene Malpas will now handle
the prosecution.
Defense lawyer John Tre-
vena, who has handled Meus'
appeal only, will. now work on
the trial aspects of the case.
Trevena waived speedy trial
as he waits to view all the testi-
mony and evidence in the origi-
nal 2003 trial.
No date has been set for the
new trial. A status conference
will be held before McKibben
on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.


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Nutrition Notes


Q: Is grass-fed beef includ-
ed in the recommended limit
on red meat consumption?
: A: Yes. The most recent rec-
:ommendations based on a
research-grounded, peer-re-
viewed report on how diet can
influence cancer risk advise no
more than 18 ounces per week
of red meat. That includes beef,
pork, lamb and goat.
Nutrient content of grass-fed
beef does differ in several ways
from grain-fed beef: It tends to
be lower in saturated fat and
slightly higher in omega-3 fat
and conjugated linoleic acid
(CLA), the latter two both con-
sidered healthy types of fat.
Content of some vitamins and
minerals differ, and interesting
discussion is underway about
possible environmental differ-
ences. The population studies
that form part of the basis for
the recommended limit on meat
consumption don't differentiate
between people consuming
grass- or grain-fed beef, and it
is likely that grain-fed beef is
by far most represented.
However, the report only makes
recommendations supported by
biological evidence of how a
cancer link works.
A switch from grain- to
grass-fed beef does not resolve
concerns about red meat, such
as the high amount of heme iron
found in red meat. Regardless
of your choice, for now it
makes sense to keep all the red
meat you eat within the recom-
mended 18-ounce per week
limit. *
Q: Can you explain how to
check the vitamin A content
information on food and sup-
plement labels against recom-
mended amounts, since they
seem to be listed in different
units?
A: It can be confusing!
When the current vitamin A rec-
ommendations were released in
2001, we switched from a sys-
tem that referred to Inter-
national Units (IU) to one that
uses micrograms of Retinol
Activity Equivalents (RAEs).
Vitamin A from animal sources,
such as milk, meat, and eggs, is
well absorbed in the body in the
form of retinol. Beta-carotene,
which comes from plant
sources, is another form of vita-
min A. Wien vitamin A comes
from retinol, the current recom-
mended amounts translate to
'2330 IU for women and 3000
IU for men.
Nutrition Labels also express
vitamin A as percentDV
(Percent of Daily Value), which
tries to show what proportion of


the amount recommended in a
healthy adult diet is in one serv-
ing. But the DV for vitamin A is
based on the old, higher recom-
mendations: 5000 IU. The 2001
recommendations for vitamin A
were lowered because research
linked excess amounts of
retinol with bone weakening.
So when it comes to vitamin A,
don't aim for 100 percent DV.
You will meet current recom-
mendations when foods and
supplements add up to about 60
percent DV. Some food and
supplement labels do separate
vitamin A into its sources:
retinol and beta-carotene.
Although the studies linking
bone weakening relate to
retinol, studies have found high
levels of beta-carotene from
supplements not food also
raise health concerns for some
populations.

Q: Are little white spots on
fingernails the sign of a nutri-
tional deficiency?
A: No stories circulate
periodically suggesting that
these spots indicate a lack of
calcium, zinc or some other
nutrient, but there is no evi-
dence to support such con-.
tentions. White spots on finger-
nails reflect injury or forceful
pressure on the nail, often
occurring several months
before you see the spot appear.
Changes in our nails can
reflect health problems or nutri-
tional deficiencies, so if you see
changes that concern you, don't
hesitate to discuss them with
your physician. But those little
white spots are almost sure to
be insignificant.
Q: How much weight will I
lose if I switch all my sweets
and snack foods to low fat or
sugar-free versions?
A: I'd reconsider relying on
this as a strategy for weight
loss. These products aren't nec-
essarily any lower in calories
because producers may add
other ingredients to make up for
the change in taste or texture
when they take out fat or sugar.
Believing that they are "diet
foods" could even set you up
for trouble. Studies suggest that
when we think a food is health-
ier or less fattening, we tend to
eat larger amounts. The harder,
but healthier and more long-
lasting change- is to eat less
processed sweets and snack
foods. Try replacing one or two
daily servings of processed
snacks with fruit, raw veggies, a
small handful of nuts or some
other nutrient-supplying food.


SCOURTESi PHOTO
All 22 cheerleaders showed up to participate in the ninth annual ball-drop fundraiser on April 21 at Torrey Oaks Golf
Course. Winners Wallace Roberson of Wauchula, Steve Maxwell of Avon Park and Mary Tindell of Wauchula took
home the prizes of $500, $300 and $200 respectively. The proceeds are used for cheerleader summer camp and
other expenses. The 2009 cheerleaders (pictured in no particular order) are varsity captain Courtney Peterson, co-
captain Valerie Cobb, Kayla Helveston, Kimmy Perry, Jenny Ligon, Kayla Owens, Lindsay Moon, Jalyn Smith, Amanda
Rigney, Paige Clark, Courtney Buckley, Melissa Hartley and Brittany Hines and their coach Amy Jernigan. JV cheer-
leaders are captain Chelsea Wallace, co-captain Taylor Pohl, co-captain Taylor Bolin, Makenna Fite, Kaitlyn Ellis, Con
Abbott, Briana Albritton, Sierra Coronado, Shelby Lambert, Cassie Reyna and Jenna Williams, who are coached by
Jodie Skitka. She and Bolin are not in the picture.


approved and sent for federal
review, which has been
obtained.
Four-laning of U.S. 17 is not
eligible for the recently released
federal stimulus monies be-
cause it would not be shovel-
ready within 90 days. Although
plans have been approved, all
right-of-way purchases and
engineering are not completed.
This week, County Commis-
sion Chairman Dale Johnson
and his DeSoto County counter-
part were in Washington, D.C.
meeting with Rep. Vern Buch-

ABOUT ...
Obituaries
Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships, im-
mediate survivors and funer-
al arrangements. The list of
survivors may include the
names of a spouse, parents,
siblings, children and chil-
dren's spouses and grand-
children, and the number of
great-grandchildren. If there
are no immediate survivors,
consideration of other rela-
tionships may be given.


anan, whose Distri
cludes Hardee Coi
other representatives
tors on the federal t
tion committee prep
usual five-year road


U.S.17
Continued From 1A
ct 13 in- plan.
unty, and Hardee, DeSoto and Char-
and sena- lotte counties hope the four-lan-
transporta- ing of gaps in completion of the
paring the prime economic and evacuation
d funding route for southwest Florida res-


idents and products. As part of
the state's Strategic Intermodal
System, the federal highway is
long overdue for completion,
say county and municipal offi-
cials in the three counties.


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Obituaries


KIMBERLY KAY
TOMPKINS
Kimberly Kay Tompkins, 22,
of Fort Meade, died Saturday,
April 25, 2009, at Little
Gasparilla Island.
Born May 20, 1986 in Winter
Haven, she was a lifelong resi-
dent of Fort Meade, a student at
Warner Southern College in
Lake Wales and member of the
First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade. She was a 2008 gradu-
ate of South Florida Commun-
ity College.
She was preceded in death by
her maternal grandfather, Solo-
mon Wayne Cannon Sr., and
paternal grandparents, John and
Vera Tompkins. Her mother,
Sandra Cannon Perry, and step-
father, Randall Burt Perry, also
died in the Little Gasparilla fire.
She is survived by her father,
Clifford Paul Tompkins Sr. of
Lakeland; two brothers,
Christopher Shawn Tompkins
and Chip Tompkins, both of
Richmond, Va.; two sisters,
Jessica Perry Cochrane of Fort
Meade and Brittney Perry
Medina of Bartow; maternal
grandmother, Ernestine Cannon
Haire of Alachua.
Funeral services will be
announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Little
Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue
Inc. in care of the funeral home.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade




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DEBORAH 'DEBBIE'
RICKETY
Deborah "Debbie" Rick-
ett, 65, of Wauchula, died on
Thursday, April 23, 2009, at
her home.
Born April 10, 1944, in
Providence, R.I., she was a
longtime resident of Hardee
County. She was a former
painting. contractor, and
along with her loving hus-
band Wayne, brought com-
fort to many Hardee County
families by providing ceme-
tery burial services.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death
by ber husband, Wayne Rick-
ett, and daughter Deborah
Robarts.
Survivors include two
grandchildren, Joe Porter and
Brooklyn Porter of Wau-
chula; two brothers, Joseph
Armour and wife Jeanette of
Athens, Tenn., and Christo-
pher Armour and wife Trudy
of Lakeland; one sister,
Judith Lach and husband Joe
of Taunton, Mass; and many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Monday,
April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel,
Wauchula. Funeral services
were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula with the Rev. Ken
Smith officiating. Interment
followed in Wauchula Ceme-


DEBORAH 'DEBBIE'
RICKETT
Deborah "Debbie" Rickett,
65; of Wauchula, died on
Thursday, April 23, 2009, at
home.
Born in Providence, R.I., on
April 10, 1944, she was a long-
time resident of Hardee County,
a painting contractor and a
member of First Baptist Church
of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Wayne Rickett,
and daughter, Deborah Robarts.
Survivors include two grand-
children, Joe Porter and
Brooklyn Porter, both of
Wauchula; two brothers, Joseph
Armour and wife Jeanette of
Athens, Tenn., and Christopher
Armour and wife Trudy of
Lakeland; and one sister, Judith
Lach and husband Joe of
Taunton, Mass.
Visitation was Monday, April
27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Funeral ser-
vices were Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev. Ken
Smith officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


R ANDALL BURT PERRY
Randall Burt Perry, 53, died
Saturday, April 25, 2009, at
Little Gasparilla Island.
Born in St. Petersburg, he
moved from Clearwater to Fort
Meade in 1992. He was a citrus
grower and school bus driver
for Polk County schools. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade, a U.S.
Coast Guard veteran and soft-
ball coach at Fort Meade High
School.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Charles R. and
Marjorie Perkins Perry; and a
brother, Roger Holder. His
wife, Sandra Cannon Perry, and
stepdaughter Kimberly Kay
Tompkins, also died in the
Little Gasparilla fire.
Survivors include one son,
Christopher Shawn Tompkins
of Richmond, Va.; two daugh-
ters, Jessica Perry Cochrane of
Fort Meade and Brittney Perry
Medina of Bartow; two broth-
ers. Clark ,Holder of Chatta-
nooga,. Tenn.4and Doug Holder
of Trenton. Ga,: and two grand-
children, Belle Medina and Jax
Medina.
Funeral services will be held
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Little Gasparilla
Island Fire Rescue in care of the
funeral home.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


SANDRA CANNON PERRY
Sandra Cannon Perry, 50,
died on Saturday, April 25,
2009, on Little Gasparilla
Island.
Born in Avon Park, she was a
lifelong resident of Fort Meade,
a teacher at Anna Woodbury
Elementary School in Fort
Meade and a member of First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
She was a graduate of Florida
Southern College.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Solomon Wayne
Cannon Sr. Her husband,
Randall Burt Perry, and daugh-
ter Kimberly Kay Tompkins,
also died in the Little Gasparilla
fire.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Ernestine Cannon Haire of
Alachua; one son, Christopher
Shawn Tompkins and one step-
son Chip Tompkins, both of
Richmond, Va.; two daughters,
Jessica Perry Cochrane of Fort
Meade and Brittney Perry
Medina of Bartow; two broth-
ers, Solomon Wayne Cannon Jr.
and Joseph Allen Cannon, both
of Fort Meade; one sister,
Kimberly Dawn Helms of Avon
Park; and two grandchildren,
Belle Medina and Jax Medina.
Funeral services will be held
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Little
Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue in
care of the funeral home.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Youth Can Enter
Speech Contest
The Hardee County Farm
Bureau is sponsoring its
annual youth speech con-
test. This year's topic is
"What challenges will affect
the sustaInability of Florida
Agriculture for the future?"
The deadline for registra-
tion is May 8. For more infor-
mation, or to register, con-
tact Gina Neuhofer at 735-
0271.

Sell Your Gold
Help Children
Heartland Gold is spon-
soring a fundraiser for Big
Brothers/Big Sisters of the
Sun Coast today (Thursday)
from 4 to 6 p.m. at its store,
1102 S. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
South), Wauchula. Light re-
freshments will be provided
by PhosChem Supply.
Broken or unwanted gold
pieces will be weighed and a
check given for the current
value of the gold. In turn, it
will be sold to a refinery, with
80 percent of the proceeds
going to help at-risk chil-
dren. For more information,
call Heartland Gold, at 773-
4466.

Plan To Join In
Day Of Prayer
Hardee County will join
others around the nation in
the National Day of Prayer
services next Thursday, May
7.
The local event will be held
at noon at Heritage Park at
the intersection of South
Seventh Avenue and West
Main Street in Wauchula.
Everyone is welcome.

Get Your All-
Weather Guide
The 2009 version of the
All-Hazards Weather guide is
available now at all county
and city offices, the public
library and many stores and
restaurants around the
county. One can be ob-
tained at the Emergency
Management office, 404 W.
Orange, St., Wauchula. ,:,,
SThbe guides are in English
and Spanish and. are .free.,
They include information on
all natural and man-made
disasters, wildfires and hurri-
canes. It tells how to create a
family preparedness kit,
evacuation routes, shelter
locations and much more.






THURSDAY, MAY 7
*Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VEarly Learning Coalition
of Florida's Heartland, com-
munity and provider forum,
ELCFH office, 324 N. Sixth
Ave. (U. S. 17 South), Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.

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- By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH of Wauchula, New Hope Hardee County reached its
For The Herald-Advocate Baptist, St. Michael's Catholic $100,000 goal for this-year.


Hundreds of local cancer sur-
vivors and their supporters
spent a weekend walking, talk-
ing and remembering in order
to aid the continuing fight
against the disease.
It was all part of the Hardee
County Unit of the American
Cancer Society's annual Relay
For Life fund raiser, a marathon
event spanning two days, April
18 and 19, at Wildcat Stadium.
Various organizations, busi-
nesses and churches took part in
the many activities. Fund-rais-
ing teams included Florida's
First Assembly, Alan Jay Ford


Youth Organization, Alumni
Minus One, Wauchula State
Bank, First National Bank,
Hilltop Elementary, North
Wauchula Elementary, Hardee
County Fire-Rescue, the
Hardee County Sheriff's Office,
the Wauchula Police Depart-
ment and Celebration Church.
In addition to the teams com-
peting in the fun and games,
many volunteers worked
months ahead to prepare for this
annual event. The time that
went into planning and partici-
pating in the 2009 Relay For
Life did not go in vain, as


A total of $10,000 was raised
at the Ken Weis live auction,
and the duck race added
$12,000 to the pot, even though
it had to be postponed because
of the drought.
"Hardee County people are
the best people to be found in
helping out for a worthwhile
cause," said board member
Weis.
With a successful year of fun
and funds, victims and their
families can breathe a little eas-
ier as Hardee County continues
to contribute to the care and the
cure of local residents.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Outdoor Classroom was recently selected for its outstanding envi-
ronmental program, which teaches about the importance of water to the ecosystem
and people in Hardee County. Four students of the class also attended a special pro-
gram, where they won a raffle drawing for a barrel of rain water. Pictured above (from
left) are Mary Braddock, Lucy Ruiz, teacher Kayton Nedza, Hannah Jacobs and
Kenneth Bonds.



Chevy Helps Youth


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
English Chevrolet of Wau-
chula has announced that it is
joining hands with Hardee
CountyYouth Sports.
In a recent press release,
Kevin Hanchey said the local
agency will; help with equip-
ment as well as the opportunity
to raise as much as $10,000
through the Chevy-Vehicle
Raffle.
"Chevy and baseball. It's a
great combination o7 America's
brand and America's game,"


said Hanchey. What a better
way to help our kids than with
donating equipment and
instruction and memorabilia
from Cal Ripken. We are excit-
ed to be a part of the effort this
year and to support the youth
and families in our community.
We definitely anticipate a fun-
filled season of Hardee County
Youth Sports baseball," he
added
Partnering with the local
sports league will give back to
the community as English
Chevrolet will provide the
league with kits filled with


equipment bags, ball buckets,
coaches' clipboard and T-shirts.
In addition, league members
will have a chance to attend a
Chevy Youth Baseball Instruc-
tional Clinic taught by profes-
sional players and instructors
provided by the Tampa Bay
Rays members and coaches.
A new Chevy Malibu and a
Chevy Traverse and auto-'
graphed Cal Ripken Jr. memo-
rabilia will be raffled off. All
proceeds from the raffle go to
participating leagues and com-
munities.


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 ofSchools, 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.
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WEATHER SUMMARY
High daytime temperatures for the week ending April 26
reached the mid-80s to lower 90s. Throughout the State, lows
dropped to the upper 40s and 50s. Major cities averaged highs in
the 70s, 80s, and 90s; lows ranged from the upper 40s to 60s.
Traces of rain were recorded throughout the State with Broward
and Putnam counties receiving .82 and .66 inches, respectively.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut planting began in areas of the Panhandle with 91( com-
pleted. Field work continued in the western part of the State with
growers preparing land for cotton and peanuts. Washington County
growers planted most of their corn crop and some peanuts. Onions
along with ryegrass and clover hay were harvested. In Columbia
County, scattered plantings of millet and sorghum were planted to
help with forage shortage. Corn and tobacco planting were virtual-
ly complete. Peanut planting was underway. Union County pro-
ducers harvested oats and rye for hay. Okaloosa County reported a
small percentage of cotton and peanuts planted. Walton County
growers were busy preparing fields for peanuts with planting
scheduled to begin in May. Flagler County growers began harvest-
ing potatoes. Hernando, Citrus, and Sumter counties growers har-
vested blueberries. Soil moisture was mostly adequate in the
Panhandle and Big Bend, but short in the central and southern
Peninsulas.
Topsoil Subsoil
Matihg This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 36 24 12 29 25 11
Short 45 45 34 39 41 38
Adequate 17 27 54 30 31 51
Surplus 2 4 0 2 3 0
VEGETABLES
Vegetable harvest increased in Collier, Hendry, Lee, and
Glades counties. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and
watermelons were harvested. Cabbage harvest continued in Flagler
County. Gadsden County growers prepared land for spring planti-
ng. Strawberry harvest continued in Washington County.
Watermelon and tomato growers experienced severe damage from
the previous rainfall. Pompano city producers harvested peppers,
cucumbers, eggplant, and squash. Other vegetables marketed were
beans, celery, sweet corn, endive, escarole, and lettuce.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
The pasture condition was limited by cold and flooding in the'
Panhandle and northern counties and by drought in the central and
southwest counties. In the Panhandle, pasture condition was poor
to good. Permanent pasture grass provided some grazing while
winter small grain forage declined seasonally. Hay feeding has
declined. Cattle condition was poor to excellent. In the northern
areas, pasture condition was poor to good. The condition of pasture
was reduced by recent near freezing temperatures. Ryegrass and
oat forage was virtually finished for the season. Some hay feeding
continues. Planting of millet and sorghum was being done to alle-
viate the forage shortage. Supplemental hay feeding continues. In
the central areas, pasture was very poor to good with drought and
hot, dry wind negatively impacting forage growth. Livestock pro-
ducers were feeding supplemental feed. Cattle condition was very
poor to good. Pasture condition in the southwest was very poor to
good with most poor to fair due to drought and hot winds.
Statewide, cattle condition was very poor to excellent with most in
fair condition.
Cattle Paslure
Condition This LasI Tnis LaS3
week week week wee?
Percent
Very poor 5 4 15 10
Poor 10 20 40 30
Fair 55 40 35 44
Good 25 35 10 15
Excellent 5 1 0 1
CITRUS
Florida's complete citrus belt was very warm and dry with lit-
tle rainfall in any of the producing areas. Rainfall totals are deficit
everywhere and in many places between one-fourth and one-half
the normal for the year. The dry weather is having an affect on sur-
face soil moisture and on the trees. Field personnel reported seeing
slight tree wilt during the heat of the day. As drought conditions
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges 7 4 0
Temples 4 3 2
Valencia oranges 5,490 6,440 6,424
Navel oranges 2 3 2
Grapefruit 618 602 541
Tangelos 1 0 0
Honey tangerines 16 5 1


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Saturday May 2
10 am until 6 pm
At the Historic Depot on
E. Wall Street in Frostproof


iHonoring the celebration of Cinco De Mayo
Vendors, food and non-alcoholic
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and low-rider cars. Let's all share in
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harvest has slowed with most of the fruit coming from the East
Coast. Very few honey tangerines, early oranges, and Temples
remain to be picked.


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10A The Herald-Advocate, April 30, 2009

550 Attended April 24 Music At The Melon Barn


Winston Smith, Damon Hughes and Jonathan Benbow cooked BBQ pork and hot dogs.


The ladies brought desserts. Pictured are Laura Barker and Margaret Bennett. Amanda and Ryan Abbott sang at April 24 event hosted by Robertson Farms.
helde rogtdsersPcue ..re Laura Barker and- Margare: Bennet Amnd and Rya Abotsn tArl2 vnthse yRbrsnFrs


Mark and Annie Smith of rural Wauchula have been mar-
ried 62 years. He served in the Air Force in World War II,
Korea and Vietnam. David Radford sang gospel music.


George Wilson sang at neighborhood event.


Riley White, 12, of River Ranch Rodeo rode a white horse. Benjamin DeHart sang the National Anthem.







April 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11A


Pete Clemons gave tribute Judge Susan Roberts gave
to the late cracker cowboy history of cracker cow- Susan Robertson sang "I
Curly Pearce. boys. Call It Home."


Jeff Hanshaw was a master
of ceremonies. Other MC's
Carl Kilgore sang '"ust A were Rev. Chris Bishop
Dream." and Rev. David Radford.


Summer Dunaway sang at
Melon Barn near
Sweetwater.


John Heath sang several
country songs.


Cracker cowboys included Pershing Platt, Roland Skipper and Russell Lowe.


Donald Skipper, Wendell Smith and Robert Ray Smith were honored as cracker cow-
boys.


Willard Durrance, David Ford, Maurice Henderson and Kayo Welles were among 18
cracker cowboys from six counties.


Doyle Carlton III and Wayne Collier are Pete Clemens and Matt Condo are cracker
cracker cowboys. cowboys,


Bill Harrison, Buddy Colson and John Smoak are cracker cowboys.


Melon Barn hosts Wilbur and Susan Robertson have been married 18 years.







12A The Herald-Advocate, April 30, 2009


Out-Of-Control Burn

Threatens 2 Houses


SING-A-LONG


Hardee County Fire-Rescue
was on scene'of a structure fire
Sunday in a heavily populated
residential neighborhood within
four minutes.
Upon their arrival at 658
Apostolic Road in Wauchula,
firefighters found a shed fully
involved in flames and rapidly
approaching a small apartment
attached to the west end. There
was also a brush fire as a result
of the same fire, burning about
one acre.
Two homes were being
threatened by the blaze, which
burned up to the edge of the
homes. Fire crews protected the
structures and had the scene


under control within an hour.
There were no injuries report-
ed. One person was overcome
by the excitement and was eval-
uated by EMS.
The state Division of Forestry
also responded, to assist in cut-
ting a fire-break line to prevent
further spreading of the brush
fire. The Hardee County
Sheriff's Office and Wauchula
Police Department were also on
scene assisting with traffic con-
trol.
* It was determined that the fire
started from a pile burn in the
neighborhood. For this reason,
the investigation was turned
over to the Division of Forestry.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Firefighters battled a Sunday blaze which began with a
pile burn in the neighborhood.








Greetings from Fort Green! an elephant does. Steve Haney
Where, oh where, has the was introducing himself and
summer gone? This is April and said Iddn't know if you remem-
the wind is still blowing like the ber me or not and she said no,
ides of March. My mama lived but I remember your daddy
in Texas once and she said, the broke a horse for me 40 years
wind blew constantly, hot in the ago!
summer and cold in the winter. I have a sweet shrub growing
I am ready for some nice calm. in my back yard. I brought it
weather! from Georgia when I sold my
Fort Green had a terrific sing mama's place. 'My grandpa
last Saturday night. The three used to, walk around the land
groups, Royal Heirs, Simple every morning and take a nap
Faith and Allison-Spencer, were after dinner every day. Some-
on fire for the Lord, sharing times he would pick a sweet
Him .in music. Anyone Whp shrub blossom and put in his
missed it missed a blessing aar lapel -and bring 4i ome to me.
*then, as usual, there was deli- -Other times,,.it would 'be the
cious food. Fort Green has first wild violet or a cypress
some good cooks and they sure vine blossom.
proved it last Saturday night. Those, are good. memories.
Mrs. Burnett came to the sing At night, after supper, he would
with her daughter, Betty Eason. take a walk down the dirt road
She is a spry 92 years old. She and sifig. Some songs would be
really gets around good and '"When the Saints Go Marching
does not look her age. In," "Barbara Allen" and others.
Evelyn Durrance is much im- The neighbors would sit on
proved from her leg injury but their front porches and enjoy
continues to need prayer for a listening to him.
quicker total recovery. Leonard Everyone needs to mark their
Crawley came home from the caldars for this Sunday. Fort
hospital last Friday and is .al- Gr6en Will' have its 'homecom-
ready walking, even though not ing, ith Brother Ron Corum
ready to run a race. LarryAl- preaching. Immediately after
britton is having back problems preaching. Immediately after
wsamt the morning service we will
and Harriet Hendry washave dinner in the fellowship
.ted to the hospital last Saturdayhall. There will not be Sunday
nigh. e w i School as(the morning services,
Ronald Waters slowly im- begin at 10:45 to allow
proves butis not totally well. plenty of.time for the special
Bud Abbott cut his hand last ic 'There will not be an
Wednesday and is wearing'a bigThere will not be an
bandage. Itwas great to see evening service. Please come
bandage. It was great to see out and join us.
Arthur Womack was well utandjoinus.
enough to attend .the sing. i11,was at.the Fort Green Snack
Please remember to pray for all Shack last week and the man in
'these:. front of me- bought-some tea
Pauline Walker had a super and handed them a plastic card&
90th birthday celebration last I laughed and said hard to
Saturday under the old oak trees believe that little 'ol Fort Green
near her home. ,Family ,and Snack Shack took charge cards!
,friends gathered and enjoyed a,- The man said no one carries
delicious dinner in her honor. cash anymore, it's either debit
The wind blew so hard. though, or credit card, and he corrected
it blew the vase of beautiful me on the name and said this' is
long-stem red roses over. ; the Fort Green Outback!
Besides this celebrating, she Randy and Faye Davis and
and son Larry and daughter-in- Norma Alejandro had a nice trip
law Debbie came to the sing at to Sea World.
Fort Green Saturday night.'. Please remember to pray for
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Saturday, May 9, 2009
Hardee Lakes Park
Ollie Roberts Road
Events: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Fishing Tournaments-Bass and Catfish
Butterfly Experience
Trolley Rides [ Adult


* Fishing Demonstrations
* Fossil Fu n Zone
* Music and Food
* Canoeing Clinics
* K-9 Squad
* Information Booths
* Boat Exhibits
* Prizes
* Scavenger Hunt


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PAGE ONE


SENIOR QUINTET
Sports Seasons


Shortened


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All sports but football and
cheerleading will have shorter
seasons for the next two years.
There was a lot of controver-
sy and discussion, but in a 9-6
vote, the board of directors of
Florida High School Athletic
Association, approved changes
for the 2010-11 and 2011-12
school years.
Several changes were sug-
gested to help schools through
the financial crises they face.
The final one, designed to re-
duce costs in high school athlet-
ic departments, cuts all varsity
sports schedules 20 percent and
junior varsity sports 40 per-
cent."
In a press release, FHSAA
executive director Dr. Roger
Dearing said, "The FHSAA is a
state association for all 760
members (schools). We tried to
bring in a uniform and system-
atic approach to a problem. We
are hopeful this will ensure the
future of all sports at all levels
of competition. It will not affect
all schools in all ways, but it
will help a vast majority of


those schools facing the elimi-
nation of certain sports."
Because football is more
often a money-making sport, its
season was not changed.
Neither was cheerleading.
Hardee athletes are fortunate
to have the support of the annu-
al Mosaic Athletic Benefit Golf
Tournament, which was recent-
ly held for this year and raised
$26,000 for the sports pro-
grams.
What is the effect on Hardee
sports? For baseball, softball,
girls and boys soccer, boys and
girls basketball, and volleyball,
this rule will cut the maximum
number of season games from
25 to 20. JV games are cut to a
maximum of 15 games. Pre-
season or post-season games
are exempt from this change
and not included in the season
total.
Golf changes from 14 to 13
maximum matches. Cross
country, track, swimming, and
girls and boys weightlifting
change from 13 to 11 events.
Tennis changes from 18 to a
maximum of 15 season match-
es.


Lindsey 7th At State


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sophomore Jarrius Lindsey
exceeded all expectations.
The Wildcat weightlifter may
have been the smallest and
youngest in his weight class and
was ranked eighth of the 18
lifters in the 183-pound divi-
sion.
That didn't stop him from
doing his personal best.
Lindsey, better known as a
Wildcat running back, added
five pounds to each of his lifts
and finished in seventh place at
New Port Richey on Saturday.
He improved his bench press
to 295 pounds and the clean &
jerk to 255, both personal bests
for him.
His 550-pound total may not
have been tops, but he was lift-
ing against upperclassmen,
more weighing in the 180-182
pound range than the 174
pounds Lindsey weighed in at.
The winner, Tyre Brooks of
Bartow, weighed in at 180.1
and lifted 60 pounds more in
the bench and 35 pounds more
in the clean & jerk for a total of
640. Behind him were a couple
of 181-pounders from Glen St.


Mary in Baker County, one
from Warner Christian of South
Iaytona, another from Braden
River and one from Keystone
Heights.
But, behind Lindsey were
lifters from Pensacola Catholic,
Orlando First Academy, Sara-
sota Cardinal Mooney, Alachua
Santa Fe, Citra of North Mar-
ion, Interlachen, Madison, Pine
Crest of Fort Lauderdale, St.
Augustine, Inverness of Citrus
and Suwannee of Live Oak.
Among that competition from
all over, Lindsey did well. "I'm
extremely proud of him. The
whole team has been a fun
group and got stronger as they.""
went along," concluded coach
Buddy Martin.
Other lifters this season have
been Jonathan Kelly, Alex Lani-
er, Tyler Alden, Alex Maldon-
ado, Bladimir Caballero, Pos-
tene Louisjeune, Jake Nowa-
kowski, Lunior St. Louis, Cody
Hernandez, Devan Harris, Nick
Battles, Tony Valdez, John
Miller, Kevin Godwin, Brandon
Darley, Jimmy Vallejo and Tony
Moreno, most of which im-
proved their personal bests sev-
eral times during the season.


HTUIu r t-A ILLI/umu
Gathered at the home field for the last game on it this season, five Wildcat seniors were applauded; they are (from
left) Tyler Robertson, Michael Dixon, Adam Cartwright, Brek McClenithan and Ben Krause.


'Cats Claw Panthers 9-8


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A come-from-behind Senior
Night victory was the highlight
of the week for the Hardee
Wildcat nine.
The 'Cats beat Mulberry at
home last Monday, before los-
ing the season finale on Friday
night at Fort Meade.
This week, the Wildcats are
in District 10 playoffs at Se-
bring, starting with a Tuesday 4
p.m. game against DeSoto. A
win would put Hardee in anoth-
er game tonight (Thursday).
. HARDEE 9, MULBERRY 8
In pre-game ceremonies, the
Wildcat senior quintet of Adam
Cartwright, Michael Dixon,
Ben Krause, Brek McClenithan
and Tyler Robertson were ap-
plauded for their contributions
to the team over the last few
years.
Despite that, the. Mulberry
Panthers were undaunted and
hurdled out to a 4-0 lead in the
top of the first, combining four
singles and an error for their
scores. A fifth run was averted
when a batter attempted to
make it home and lost that
effort.
Hardee attempted to rally.
McClenithan walked, Krause
was safe on an error and Conner
Davis walked before the third
out.
Mulberry left runners at sec-
ond and third in the top of the
second frame. Hardee narrowed
the Panther advantage to 4-3
with a trio of tallies. Robertson
and Cartwright both walked and
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Donaldson both drew walks,
designated hitter Kyle Ward hit
into a fielder's choice, which
took out Donaldson but allowed
McClenithan to come home. A
strikeout ended the threat.
A Panther singled to start
inning three but was cut down
stealing and the next two
Mulberry batters were called
out on strikes and flied out to
center field.
Hardee forged ahead with
another three runs. Kalan Royal
led it off with a single and
Robertson walked. He was out.
on a Cartwright fielder's choice
error, but Royal came home.
With two down, McClenithan
doubled to score Cartwright.
Krause walked and Donaldson
singled to score McClenithan
before the third out.
On to the fourth inning. An


error allowed a Panther aboard,
but he was out on a fielder's
choice. Another also walked
and was out on a fielder's
choice, leaving runners on the
comers. Hardee went down in
order, one, two, three.
In the top of the fifth, the
Panthers left the bases jammed
when a strikeout ended their at-
bat. Hardee added an insurance
run. Cartwright opened with a
double to left field and raced
home between the next three
batters. It was 7-4.
That became 7-6 in the top of
the sixth, when tihe Panthers
managed a pair of scores on anr
error, a couple of walks and a
double.
Again, the Wildcats moved
farther in front with a pair of
tallies in the home half of the
sixth. Donaldson singled and
Ward homered. Although Con-


ner Davis and Jake Mayer
walked and Robertson singled,
the bases were left jammed.
Mulberry wouldn't quit and
put twin tallies on the board in
the top of the seventh on a walk,
double and single. But consecu-
tive outs ended the game with
Hardee up 9-8.
FORT MEADE 7,
HARP)EE 0
The Wildcats were not quite
as focused at Fort Meade on
Friday night, leaving runners
stranded in some innings and
going down in order in others.
Meanwhile, the Miners plat-
ed a pair of runs in the second
inning and five more in the fifth
to steal the. game from Hardee.
Several Wildcat errors added to
the scoring, said Hardee head
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-Hardee


Living


Tamy arid Mark Cahill of
Bradenton announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Ashley Marie Yeomans of Avon
Park, to Jonny Kade-Dale So-
drel of Sebring, the son of Chad
and Becky Barnicle of Sebring
and the late Jack Sodrel.
The bride-elect is a 2003 hon-
ors graduate of Avon Park High
School and is currently pursu-
ing a degree in elementary edu-


cation at South Florida
Community College.
The prospective groom is a
2002 honors graduate of
Sebring High School and is
self-employed in the construc-
tion industry.
The bride-elect's grandmoth-
er, Linda Yeomans, lives in
Wauchula.
Plans are being made for a
late June wedding in Sebring.


Michael Sammy
Michael Boley II Rays Game
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1st Birthday'
Michael Brooks Boley II, the
son of Michael and Sarah Boley
of Clarksville, Tenn., has turned
1 year old.
He celebrated his very first
birthday on April 11 with a
party at the Wauchula home of
his grandparents, Walter and
Sonya Olliff. Theme for the
occasion was The Jungle.
Guests enjoyed a birthday
cake of a monkey eating a
banana. The special cake was
created by Michael's grand-
mother.
Also joining in on the cele-
bration were uncle Boomer
Olliff. uncle James Olliff. Kyle
Cobb. NlandN Cornelius and
Bailee Williams


Birthday
Sammy L. DeLaTorre Jr., the
son of Samuel and Martha
DeLaTorre of Zolfo Springs,
turned 8 years old on April 18.
He marked the occasion with
a birthday trip to a Ray's base-
ball game, where he snacked on
hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Joining in on the celebration
were his sisters, Naomi,
Michelle, Samantha and
Myrka; and cousins Augustine,
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I don't want to create the impression that following Christ is
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said "My yoke is easy and My burden is light." The secret is letting
Him do the heavy lifting.
When David Livingstone was being celebrated for his decades
of service in Central Africa, he refused the praise, insisting, "I
never made a sacrifice." This was not false humility. Livingstone
was testifying to the tremendous joy that was his all those years in
the jungles, a joy in the daily presence and encouragement of the
Son of God.
The reason I want to go to extremes about Jesus is that He
went to such extremes for me. He went all the way to Calvary to
wipe my slate clean.
What can I do for Him that is "excessive'?" How can I fool
around with lesser things when He died to provide a way to glory
for me? How can I try to satisfy myself with the world's friendship
when the Master offers His own priceless companionship?


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PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Photographer Ralph Harrison presents a $640 check to
Heather Lee in behalf of Hardee County Youth Football. A
portion of his payment for sports photos, the check was
one of several given over the last couple of years,
amounting to over $2,000, as he contributes back a large
portion of what they have paid him.


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Mary Murphy Harley of Lake Placid celebrated her 91st
birthday on April 5 with a party at the home of her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Eva Jane and Jim Watson, in Lake
Placid. Joining in the celebration were daughters Marilyn
Payne and husband John of Bradenton and Myra Hough
and husband Ralph of Plant City. Other guests included
her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Everyone enjoyed lunch, cake and ice cream. A special
guest in attendance was her brother-in-law, Jack Murphy,
and his wife, Florence, of Okeechobee and formerly of
Hardee County. Mary Harley is the widow of the late Carl
Harley and the former owner of Harley's Grocery in Ona
before retiring to Lake Placid.


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Mr. and Mrs. George Pippin
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three-ounce son, George Pippin
IV, born March 16, 2009, Pied-
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Hill, S.C. Mrs. Pippin is the for-
mer Lindsey McAteer. Pater-nal
grandparents are George Jr. and
Maggie Pippin of Rock Hill,
S.C. Paternal great-grandparent
is Donna Pippin of Zolfo
Springs.
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published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Manager Bill Mulcay gave a report on the Peace River Electric Cooperative, which
recently completed a new $10 million headquarters in Wauchula on 55 acres. PRECo
serves 10 counties and has 35,000 customers, with 30 percent from Hardee County
and 50 percent from Manatee County. The new building was finished ahead of sched-
ule, with no change orders and over $100,000 under budget. Shown at the April 14
meeting (from left) are Steven Southwell; Dick Maenpaa, PRECo manager from 1964 to
1996; Mulcay, manager since early 1997; and Nell McCauley and Mark Sellers, PRECo
employees.


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COURTESY PHOTO
The "Operation Round Up" Board of Directors presents Hospital Administrator Linda
Adler (far right) with a $20,000 check for the purchase of three heart monitors for
Florida Hospital Wauchula. The monitors will be used in the hospital's emergency
room. Operation Round Up is a charitable program funded by members of Peace River
Electric Cooperative, whose power bills are "rounded up" to the next dollar each
month, with the extra coins going to charity.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Florida Hospital Wauchula on Tuesday, April 14, held an open house at its new sleep
studies center at the former Pete's Pharmacy building. There are two beds, and stud-
ies are done Monday through Thursday. Shown (from left) are Hospital Administrator
Linda Adler and sleep center manager Jeremy Freeze.


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GREEN ACRES
The Green Acres Home-
school 4-H Club held their
monthly meeting on April 9.
Each member was handed a
different colored Easter egg
with a certain object in each egg
that had to do with a different
part in the Easter story and
depending on the object that
each member got, he or she had
to guess which part of the
Easter story the object was
from. Like the donkey when
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on its
back while the people were
waving palm leaves in the air
and shouting "Hosannah!" and
the egg that was empty that
resembled the part when He
rose from the dead on Easter
morning.
On April 14, Green Acres
members Naomi Erekson, Ruth
Erekson, Kaylee Brumett and
Joshua Sargent attended 4-H
day at the capital in Tallahassee
(that's a long drive!). Tours
were given of the old capitol
building and new capitol build-
ing, the Union Bank, the Sup-
reme Court and the museum of
Natural Florida History.
We learned that Union Bank
is the oldest bank in the state of
Florida which was reopened


during the Civil War and that
the old capitol building was
completed in 1845. When we
toured the Supreme Court,
some 4-H volunteers from dif-
ferent groups pretended to have
a debate about a law that no
teenage drivers under the age of
18 were allowed to drive at
night.
We learned a lot while we
were there and had a blast. We
want to encourage other 4-H'ers
here in Hardee County to go
next year if you're interested. If
you don't go, we assure you
that you're missing out on some
thrilling stuff!
On April 16, club members
Kaylee Brummett, Caleb
Howze, Naomi Erekson and
Ruth Erekson helped serve at
the cattle experiment station.
Green Acres will be holding
their next and final meeting of
the 4-H season on May 14 and
we'll be planning some summer
activities and field trips.
We're open to any home-
schoolers in Hardee County that
are interested in joining. Just
call club leaders Duane and Joy
Brummett at 773-3805.
Naomi Erekson,
Reporter


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

75 Years Ago
It was announced this week
that the airport has been com-
pleted. The fence has been
done, the wind sock up and the
land for a golf course cleared.
Experts declare it one of the
best in the state. It comprises
160 acres and is located just one
mile from town.

Citizens of Wauchula are
asked to meet in the city audito-
rium on Monday night for the
purpose of organizing a cham-
ber of commerce. Led by the
Kiwanis and Elks, civic groups
have.been working on plans for
several weeks. Memberships
recommended for the first year
should not exceed $6 per per-
son.

A new bakery will open in
Wauchula tomorrow under the
management of Walter Mont-
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Air Force Airman Joshua
Ryan Albritton was promoted to
second lieutenant on April 14.
He attended Officer Training
School at Maxwell Air Force
Base in Alabama. He will pur-
sue a new career as an air battle
manager, and will attend under-
graduate Air Battle Manager
Tifaining at Tyndall Air Force
Base
-Albrmon "is a 1998 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School
and is the son of Wayne
Albritton and Roxanne Garcia.
Attending his graduation
were his wife and son, Crystal
and Isaac Albritton, parents,
grandparents Kennith and
Louise Baucom and his uncle
Mark Baucom.


Countian, who will call it the
Hardee County Baking Co. and
offer deliveries of bread, rolls,
pies and cakes to Bowling
Green and Zolfo Springs as
well as Wauchula.

R.H. Herr Jeweler and J.W.
Earnest & Co. are offering
graduation specials. Senior
Class night is May 3, the bac-
calaureate sermon on May 6
and the commencement exer-
cises on Monday, May 7, with
Judge W. Raleigh Petteway giv-
ing the address before the
awarding of diplomas.
50 YEARS AGO
Two special bills for Hardee
County were passed by the state
Legislature this week, reported
State Sen. Doyle Carlton Jr. in a
telephone interview this week.
One raises the salary of supervi-
sor of registration Lorne Yetter
from $900 to $1,200 a year. The
other authorizes a fire control
referendum to be held here. If
approved, the county would pay
$8,472 a year and the state and
federal governments would add
$100,703 to get the niine-man
unit started in preventing and
fighting wild fires and aid in
increasing timber growth.

A special article was written
on Betty See, who is an encour-
agement to others, always ready
to listen to their troubles from
her hospital bed at her home,
where she has been increasingly
disabled for the past 18 years.
She and husband W. J. See soon
celebrate their 40th anniversary.
They are the parents of Billy,
Vernon, Lawrence and Jackie
See.

Eaton's Department Store
offers shadow-panel wash 'n
wear slips for $3.98, swimsuits
for $8.98 to $12.98 and sleep
coats for $5.98. J.W. Earnest &
Co. Inc. has Bravo blouses for
$3.98, handbags $2.98 to
$14.95, and sheer nylons for
$1.35 to $1.65

25 YEARS AGO
Seaboard System Railroad
has relented and will continue
service to Bowling Green and
Wauchula. It will alter its aban-
donment application, but will
cut off the track 'at a point just
north of the Peace River, leav-
ing Z'tlfo Springs and south
without the service.

It will cost roughly $3,000
per school to earn accreditation
for Hardee County's four ele-
mentary schools, Assistant
Superintendent John Maddox
told the School Board on
Monday. Mike Wilkinson,


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tion, and the four principals
worked with Maddox on items
that are lacking to meet accred-
itation standards.

The County Commission, in
special session last .week,
approved a reduction in special
assessments for 14 of the 20
people appealing. One issue
was RV or mobile home parks,
whose residents are mostly sea-
sonal, where the rate is $10 for
fipe protection and $7 for solid
waste per unit. The residential
rate is $33 for fire protection
and $25 for solid waste.

F.L. Revell Realty has an
older home on a corner lot with
fruit trees for $22,500 and a 3
BR, 2 BA home with fireplace
and two-car carport for
$55,000. Charles Shackelford
Real Estate has a 2 BR, 2BA
concrete block home priced to
sell at $26,000 and a wood
ranch-style home with central
air and heat for $30,000. Joe L.
Davis Inc. has a 2 BR frame
home in Bowling Green for
only $18,000 and seeks an offer
on a 4 BR block home on three
acres across from Hardee High
School.
10 YEARS AGO
Four hundred thousand dol-
lars worth of narcotics have
been swept from the streets and
over a dozen drug suspects
bagged as a widespread probe
comes to an end. Hardee
County Sheriff J. Loran Cog-
burn termed this the largest
methamphetamine bust in
Hardee County history. A feder-
al grand jury in Tampa returned
indictments on 16 individuals.

Commissioner Randy Mink
said a code enforcement board
is needed in Bowling Green.
His comment came in reaction
to a city resident who said the.
city needs a cleanup because of
old cars, junk and unsightly
items, including old refrigera-
tors, on some private properties.

President Bill Clinton and
Gov. Jeb Bush have declared
Florida in a state of emergency'
due to the desert-like condi-
tions, drought index and lack of
rain. No burning is allowed.
Total rainfall this year is 7.04
inches, compared to 26.48 inch-
es at this time last year.

Williams Auto Sales in Zolfo
Springs has a 'variety of vehi-
cles available, some as low as
$695 cash. At Hill's Auto World
north of Wauchula, a cash spe-
cial includes a 1992 Probe for
$1,200 and a 1988 Ford Escort
for $695. Ferman of Wauchula
has a 1998 Dodge on special at
$13,983 and a 1999 Dodge
Neon sedan for only $11,333.


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Nature Artist Featured At Nature Fest


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Along with the fishing and
fun, there will be a special
botanical artist at Nature Fest
2009.
While kids and adults are
busy in the fishing tournaments,
and others are strolling about to
see fossils, canoeing, boating,
butterflies and more, those with
a special bent toward art work
want to take advantage of the
opportunity to meet and greet
renowned watercolor artist
Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano.
The busy founder and board
President Emeritus of the
Florida Society of Botanical
Artists Inc., the artist delights to
introduce botanical art to adults
and young teens. She regularly
holds a series of classes that
lead to the Academy of
Botanical Art certificate. The 10
lessons build on each other.
She emphasizes developing
strong drawing skills and an


understanding of both watercol-
or and pen and ink, the tradi-
tional media of the botanical
artist. Her school, books and
teaching methods attract stu-
dents from as far away as
Australia and Mexico.
Her work has been featured
in many exhibition awards and
publications, including the
2008 bodk "Today's Botanical
Artists" by Cora B. Marcus and
Libby Kyer, and the 2001
book, "Kirpal Singh, His Grace
Lives On."
A floral anthology or florile-
gia of 13 grand scale commis-
sioned pieces of biodiversity in
the Dominican Republic now
hang in the Cornell University
Conference Center in Ithica,
N.Y. Carnegie Mellon Univer-
sity in Pittsburgh, Pa. purchased
one of her original watercolors
and currently has it on a world-
wide tour.
The Sarasota artist received
her professional art training in


New York and the United
Kingdom, and offers distance
learning in both the U.S. and
abroad. She holds a bachelor's
degree in business and,art,, and
a botanical art and illustration
certificate from the New' York
Botanical Garden.
The unique opportunity to see
some of her art and hear the,hi.s-
tory of how each piece was-con-
structed will be during Nature
Fest 2009, May 9, at Hardee
Lakes Park, Ollie Roberis Road
in the northwest corner .of the
county. She will be bringing
full storyboards of three of her
orchid pieces as well as butter-
flies and large magnolia, which
are in multiple stages.
For more information on
Nature Fest, directions, and,
times of her appearances, con-
tact the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce at 773-
6067.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Plaques were presented on April 16 to CF, Mosaic and The Herald-Advocate for their
support of Hardee Junior High School athletics. The presentation was held at the
school's gymnasium before volleyball games were held. Pictured (from left) are John
Szeligo, athletic director; Jim Kelly, Herald-Advocate; Frank Johnson, CF; Diana
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April 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Lady Wildcat


Season Over


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a long trip to Palmetto
for the Class 4A-District 10
softball playoffs.
And, it.was a longer trip
back, as the Lady Wildcat soft-
ball squad lost to the host team
and was eliminated from con-
tention. Sebring was the even-
tual district winner, with
Braden River in second place.
For Hardee, it was the closing
chapter for seniors Amaris Gar-
za, Chelsea Owens, Miranda
Powell and Krystin Robertson.
Coaches Leigh Beumel and
Sharri Knight bid them adieu
and look to the next season with
all of its changes, including the
state-mandated reduction in the
number of games teams can
play (see related story).
At Palmetto last Tuesday,
Hardee never could get on
track. In several innings, run-
ners were stranded as the Lady
'Cats lost 7-0.
If was a scoreless game until
the fourth inning. In the first
frame, Robertson stroked a shot
down the left field line but was
stranded. In the second inning,
Taylor Bolin singled to right
field but was left aboard. In the
third, it was down one, two,
three. For the top of the fourth,
Robertson walked and Elvira
Servin doubled up the middle,


but both were left on base.
Palmetto, which had been
held in check for three innings,
erupted in the bottom of the
fourth for five runs on six hits,
including a trio of doubles.
A Halley Marshall walk was
Hardee's only batter aboard in
the top of the fifth. Palmetto
added its final two runs on three
hits, including back-to-back
doubles.
Hardee had a good opportuni-
ty in the top of the sixth, when
Kristina Garcia singled to left
field and Servin singled. They
were left on base.
When Palmetto went down in
order in the home half of the
sixth, Hardee had another
chance. With two down, Kayla
Powell singled to right center
and Chelsey Steedley followed
it with a hit to left field. Again,
the final out ended the chance,
and the game.
Expected back next year are
juniors Heather St. John, Paige
Clark, Marissa Shivers, Garcia,
Marshall and Steedley, along
with sophs Haley Price, Desa-
rea Newcomb, Maria Anselmo
and Servin and freshmen
Sabrina Hernandez, Courtney
Parks, Kayla Powell, Amanda
McNabb, Latresha Allen, Cass-
idy Knight, Sierra Coronado
and Bolin.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MATTIE LOU WES-
SEL TRUSTEE, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 12 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002
Description of Property:
400 AC 23,256THS INTEREST E1/2 AND THE
E1/4 OF W1/2 OF 35-34-23
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

23/256th interest as to minerals only in the
following:
E 1/2 and the E 1/4 of the W 1/2, Section 35,
Township 34 South, Range 23 East, Hardee
County, Florida. i
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD. R
NOTICme in which assessed: GENEVIEVE E. CROOKS,

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 10thday of June, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 24'" day of April, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk ofiptCircuit Courty
Hardee County, Florida
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk1
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD005XXXX 4:30, 57-21c


FLOWERS AND FUN


COURTESY P-HOIUO
At the rescheduled final home game, the four Lady Wildcat seniors and their families were honored in pre-game cer-
emonies. Shown with their parents are (from left) Amaris Garza, Miranda Powell, Krystin Robertson and Chelsea
Owens.



MosaiTc 2009 Mosaic
saic Athletic

Benefit


Mosaic Athletic Bonofit would like to thank all of the 150
participants and sponsors for making this golf tournament
at Torrey Oaks Golf Course a huge sueeoss!
We raised $26,000 for Hardoe gonior High Athletics.
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Platinum Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Carlton, III

Mid-State Machine & Fabrication Corp.

P & H Minepro Services


Inc.


John Stephens,


Silver Sponsors
Albritton Insurance Services LLC
Sweetbay Supermarket
McDonald Construction Corporation
Gaylord Merlin Ludovici Diaz & Bain
Jim See Realty, Inc.
FINR
Ullrich's Water Conditioning
Mr. & Mrs. Lefty burando
Florida Handling Systems, Inc.
Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc.





Bronze Sponsors
Hardee County Disposal, Inc.
Crop Production Services, Inc.
Phoschem Supply Company
Parker Farms, Inc.
Hudson Pump
Hertz Equipment Rental
State Farm: David Singletary


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Overall Individual Winner
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Gold Sponsors
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Environmental Consulting & Technology
CF Industries
Communicare, Inc.


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Hole Sign Sponsors
Custom Drilling Services, Inc.
Central Maintenance & Welding
Bul-Hed Corporation
Ardaman & Associates, Inc.
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acre.
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ceilings, stainless appliances,
upscale landscaping with irri-
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mercial operation. Priced at
$220,000.

3.36 acres with 4 BR/2 BA
home. This 2,800 sf home is
extremely energy efficient.
Plenty of room for a garden or
other outdoor uses. Within
walking distance to shopping
and schools. Value priced at
$275,000.
3 BUILDING LOTS on the
corner of Hogan and 7th Ave in
Wauchula. Great location for
duplexes or other commercial
operation. Close to shopping.
Only $99,900.

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

2 Bedroom/2 Bath triple wide.
10 acres. In ground pool.
Country setting. Well main-
tained. $185,000

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


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381.2242


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


1986 F-150 LARIAT pickup, very
nice truck, engine & transmission
reworked and new paint & tires,
will trade for small motor home.
Call 863-445-0953. 4:30-5:7p
1996 JEEP GRAND Cherokee,
4WD, towing package, $3,800.
Call evenings 735-0654.
4:30-5:7p
2003 DODGE PICKUP, $4,250
cash. 781-1062. 4:30c


2005 V6 MALIBU LT, $6,495 cash.
781-1062. 4:30c
FIBERGLASS BED COVER, excel-
lent condition, full size, short
wheel base truck. For more info
735-0464. 4:30p
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


1999 PROCRAFT 16' with trailer
and 90 horsepower motor, $4,800
OBO. 735-0464. 4:30p


-W 2002 Lance 845
Slide-in Camper

+ For more details call
863-453-5240
4:30p







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3BR/2B 5 acres

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

Shown by appt. only -


David 863-781-1,226
or

Belinda 863-445-1061 1


Flore] *Fl[r]s Inc


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Mobile Home with 7.5 acres located approximately 3
miles east of Wauchula on Airport Road. Home has
4BR, could be 5, 2.5BA metal roof and Central
air/heat. Lots of room for a horse or livestock,
fenced and cross fenced. Backyard has some chain
link fencing and pool (above ground) with a wood
deck. Lots of room for a large family close to town.
$199,000.
5 acres and 2BR home. This hidden cottage offers peace and quiet
living in a tranquil setting. Fenced, lots of oaks, underground elec-
tric, deep 4" well. 1024 living area 1464 under roof cottage
not fully finished. Buy and finish to your taste. $139,000.00
5 acres SE of Zolfo County Rod Would you like to live in this
area? $69,000.00 Motivated Seller.
New 3BR 2BA CB home with one care garage on _1/2 acre lot -
Many Extras $125,000.00
3BR 2BA CB 1Home built in 2006 on a corner lot within the city
limits of Zolfo Springs Elementary School Banking Dining and
grocery Shopping. All For $89,900.00
Close to town 3/2 CB home specious with split plan Central
air/heat privacy fence Located on 1.9 acres $199,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime! EA"U,,
Contact After Hours
O.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 4
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


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


PERSON WITH MECHANICAL/-
construction and/or electrical
knowledge to help with equip-
ment maintenance, repairs and or
service on equipment. Must have
valid drivers license. Call (863)
773-2213 for application and/or
appointment. EOE DFWP. 4:16tfc


Joe L a
IN C., R E A-L I T O R-S
| 863) 773-212
S* I REALTORS
IJOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, J]
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEA
: See more listings at
John O'Neal www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.
PEACE RIVER FRONT- Spacious 4BR/2BA home
AGE! 89 acs-nearly 1/2 car garage, family roo
mile fronts river. Cabin, workshop. Beautiful, Kn
barn & 3 wells. 40 acs of wood subdivision. $179,(
orange grove. Wildlife, Live
Oaks, excellent pasture. 4BR/2BA frame home c
Ideal for recreation or hors- to schools. $55,000!
es. $846,000!
Looking for native Florida? Find the privacy you
Secluded 5 ac of wooded looking for in this seclu
land has deeded access to 4BR/3BA home on
Peace River! Canoe, camp, wooded acs. Just minute
fossil hunt, relax! $90,000! Wauchula or Zolfo Sprin
$350,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Extra
lot w/this 2006 home! Weekend getaway cal
3BR/2BA CB w/tray ceiling, Sits on 22 ac fenced p
walk-in shower, fenced back tureland w/establis
yard, attached garage! Dble oaks, 4" well, 2 barns,
lot measures 110'x310'! vate rd! $220,000!
$195,000! Sellers would love
an offer! Great starter ho
Convenient location! 10 ac 3BR/1BA CB home w/<
fenced pastureland current- tral A/C, city utilities, ha
ly used for cattle; also per- wood floors, pine ceilii
fect homesite! Sellers would deep back yard. Applial
love an offer! $150,000! included! $77,900!
Multi-family zoning! In the country! 35
Almost 3 acs measuring fenced pastureland in
386'x345', zoned R-3 w/city vate setting currently u
utilities! $150,000! for cattle. MH w/o well, s
PRICE REDUCED! Large tic being sold "as
office building w/5,432SF $340,000!
total & 3,788SF A/C.
Plenty of warehouses for PRICE REDUC]
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C- Fantastic 2-story bi
2 w/100ft frontage on home w/pool on beaut
US17S Wauchula. $600,000! oak shaded lot. Close to
mentary school
PRICE REDUCED! Wauchula. Now $250,00
Possible owner financing!
2BR/1BA CB home located Stunning brick home
Golfview! 4BR/2.5
Tax exemption in place! 10 w/central vacuum, f
ac fenced, cleared pasture place, Jacuzzi tub, ingrou
w/pond, some woods, 4" pool w/privacy fei
well. Private homesite loca- attached garage on 1
tion! $160,000! $299,000!
REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 SANDY LA RRISON-....... 8&2-
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS...............781-7
DAVID ROYAL................781-3490

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Classifieds-


PERSON WITH 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 DFWR
4:16tfc



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 SMALL blue duffel bag
with stuffed animals. Reward.
773-6612. 4:30p
REWARD FOR LOST female
miniature schnauzer, salt & pep-
per, Golfview area. Please call
735-2323. 4:30p


BRIGGS & STRATON GENERA-
TOR 5500 watts, Powerboss,
$450.735-1226. 4:30p
1 OWNER LATE model, fully
loaded, Club Car. 863-368-1457.
4:23-30p



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.
4:23-5:21p
FACTCR 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



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


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, $75. 863-
781-1847. 4:30-5:7c
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



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 Specia
Springs. 941-223-0154.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC


1998 HONDA
VIN:2HGEJ8644WH612705
8:00 A.M. MAY 11, 2009
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FU-30


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North* Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Lovely 3B/2B home on 3.16 Acres; built in 1990
with large rooms, fireplace, screened lanai, in
ground pool, 12x20 metal storage. $125,000
3.4 Acres with 3000 sq.ft. metal building com-
prised of a 2B/1Bth apartment (800 sq.ft.)
and2200 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.


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SERVICE YOU


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


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

14.74 Acres with large pond, native trees, 4"
well; perfect home site. $195,000


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


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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
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

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il, Zolfo 2BR RV FOR SALE or rent,
Crystal Lake RV Park. 767-8822.
4:23-30c 4:30-5:7c
2004 CARDINAL 5th wheel, 30', 2
slide-outs, good condition, many
extras, $17,500. 863-735-9552.
SALE t 4:2-30p


3/2 MH COMPLETELY upgraded,
quiet area, 1/2 acre lot with
Smithbilt shed, located on Down-
ing Circle, no pets, $900/month
and $900/security deposit. 863-
245-1066. 4:30p


AVAILABLE FOR LEASE NOW:
Lease for either warehouse,
office, or retail. Located on W.
Main In Wauchula in back of dri-
vers license. Approx. 2000 sq.ft.,
2 bathrooms, $750 per month "as
is", 1 year minimum, triple net.
Call 863-781-1396. 4:30-5:28p
BIG APARTMENT with patio, $550
month, everything included. 781-
S1007. 4:30p
2BR/2BA MH, FLR, DECK, $500
month, $500 security. 735-1464.
4:30p
HOUSE 3BR/1BA, central A/H,
Florida room, excellent condition.
735-2626. 4:30c
3BR/4BR/2BA in BG, 1/2+ acre,
fenced with pool, rent/or lease
option, available June. 781-4407
call for details. 4:30-5:7p
VAC. WK FOR RENT half-mile
from Disney ent., two BR, 3 full
baths, sleeps 8, furnished, July
25-Aug. 1, $850. 863-773-2509.
4:30-5:28p
NICE 2BR/2BA HOUSE, remod-
eled interior, $700 plus security.
863-735-1339. 4:30p
3BR/1BA HOUSE in Bowling
Green, $800/month with $800
deposit. 781-7332. 4:23-30p
.WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA house,
large lot, shed. 735-2626. 4:30c
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc


REMODELED!! 4BR, 2 Bath home on 2.9
Acres in quiet neighborhood includes
refrigerator, Stove, dishwasher,
washer/dryer, fireplace, Central Heat/Air
Pecan and Florida Plum Trees in yard.
$180.000

CITY LIMITS!! Nice 3 BR, 2Bath Frame
Home on Large lot features New Roof,
New Windows, Sprinkler System, Jacuzzi
tub, stove, refrigerator, shed/workshop
With car lift installed. $125.000

AUTO RESTORATION BUSINESS AND
BUILDING!! With over 11,000 SF Excellent
Income $695.000

TOWNHOUSE!! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath with
Central Heat and Air includes refrigerator
and stove, 1,198 total sq. ft. great starter
or retiree home. $50.000

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. Reduced
from $330.000 to $299.000

5 ACRES ONLY $45,000! Nice, quiet,
serene wooded 5 Acres!! BUILD YOUR
HOME HERE! CALL TODAY.

CENTER HILL PROPERTY!!! 27.5 acres
with a 2 BR, 1 Bath home fronts beautiful
Payne Creek. Includes 12 acres of irrigat-
ed citrus grove and barn. Seller will con-
sider dividing property into parcels. Call
today for details. $350.000

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


NICE CLEAN one bedroom apart-
ment, $120 per week, first weeks
rent, damage deposit and refer-
ence required. 773-9793.
4:23-30p
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.
4:30p
3/2 1700 sq. ft, family room,
remodeled, barn, in town. 207 N.
10th ave, $900 month. 863-781-
9140. 4:16-5:14p
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UIIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
3BR/1BA 2 car garage with car-
port on 3/4 acre, outside pets OK,
$500 deposit, $700 month.
Available on April 20, 720 East
Bay St. 816-206-9483. 4:9-5:7p
MODERN LARGE DUPLEX in
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR
RENT. 773-6667. 4:30c
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


LOST DOG


State Road 66 & Merle Langford

14 year old cur/bulldog female with cut

ears. White with tan spots. Likes to lick.

We miss our dog and we would appreci-

ate her return. No questions asked.


Call Travis @863-512-1050 or Alfred @863-214-9979


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING; RE AI. 5 'rA'E REAI. Easy.
Af mondenlrC atalmU rttcMlCtke w'GuBil ""Ei eo|


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


Jerry Carlton


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.
WHAT A BUY!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, with front
Porch and Large fenced back yard in a nice
neighborhood, only $75.000!!
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
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!! Great for Camping,
canoeing, and fishing on this 6.1 Acre tract.
$125.000
COUNTRY HOME!! 3 BR, 1.5 Bath total 1,758 Sq
Ft only $125,900
LAKE JUNE ROAD!!! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home
with 2 car garage and Lake June Access
Completely remodeled. $108.900
ONLY $68.000!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile
Home on Downing Circle includes stove, refrig-
erator, washer, dryer, shed/workshop and some
furniture.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!!
TWIST MY ARM!!! And I still couldn't drum up a better buy than this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
M/H and Extra Lot with many extras for $74.500. A MAGNIFICENT MUST SEE! Call Nancy
today!!

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 c14:30c


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Classifieds


FOR RENT 4BR/2BA Golfvlew"
Subdivision, $1,095 a month +
deposit of $1,500. Call 863-458-
0551. 4:23-5:15p


* MOVE-JN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHR 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31ftfc
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


JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
4:23-5:21 p



STARTING AT $65
.-- 1 Signature Divorce
-a- Missing Spouse Divorce
"WE COME TO YOU"
Covering ALL Areas 8
1-888-705-7221
(Established 1992)


CHRISTIAN LADY seeking posi-
tion in sitting with elderly. 863-
773-9978. 4:30-5:7p
CERTIFIED NURSING assistant
will care for your elderly loved
one. Call 773-0277. 4:23-30p
TRAINED CHILDCARE provider
will care for your child in my
home or yours. Call 773-0277.
4:23-30p


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


CARING HANDS MINISTRY
HOME, adult family care, have
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program activities. Completes lesson plans, and leads
children in activities. Requirements include 40 hour
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administrative and managerial activities involved in the
planning and scheduling of the Building Department.
Ensures departmental compliance with accepted polices
and procedures. Must- have knowledge of building
codes, zoning regulations and community development
plans and programs for Hardee County. Knowledge of
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Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

Has Helped Kids For 52 Years


Every child 'deserves the
opportunity to lead a safe, pro-
ductive and meaningful life.
Unfortunately this is not always
the case as many children here
in Florida are born into families
that cannot adequately meet
their needs without additional
assistance. "As our economy
worsens, the challenges facing
our families become more con-
spicuous.
Over the past 52 years, the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
has helped thousands of chil-
dren and families across Florida
that have reached out for assis-
tance due to issues within the
home, school or communities.
Children who reside at one of
the Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches residential programs
find themselves living in a com-
munity like setting filled with
caring staff and life enriching
programs. Programs vary at
each campus.
They include on-campus
schools and other educational
opportunities, environmental
studies, farm and equestrian
programming along with other
healthy recreation activities,
information technology and
onsite tutoring.
Counseling and other thera-
peutic services, along with job
skills training, religious studies
and work opportunities are
incorporated into the daily lives
of our children.
Many youth that live, or have
lived, on one of Youth Ranches
campuses came from broken
homes where abuse and neglect
were frequent occurrences.
Some have come from the fos-
ter care system, where after
enduring multiple failed place-
ments, they finally found them-
selves in a caring and loving
community. Here the house par-
ents take on the role of the par-
ent, providing a safe, secure and
nurturing environment in which
to live and grown.
One of our youth explained
their experience by stating,
"The staff believes in raising
children the old-fashioned way
by teaching them work, study,
play, pray way. By doing things
that way I have been able to live


a safe and more structured life.
Also by being in this program it
made me try a new way of look-
ing at life, a better way."
Across Florida and through-
out the nation, programs like
the Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches are providing quality
care to "at-risk" children. Many
of these programs have the uni-
versal theme of providing chil-
dren with a home-like environ-
ment. They also ensure that
each youth in care has the
opportunity for a quality educa-
tion while enjoying other
enriching program opportuni-
ties.
On May 6, 2009, the first
National Residential Education
Day is being celebrated by
approximately 40 residential
educational programs across the
United States in an effort to
raise public awareness of these
programs as a crucial option for
"at-risk" children.
Residential education is an
umbrella term for community-
like settings where at-risk chil-
dren live and learn together in a
stable, supportive environment
outside of their homes. These
programs are referred to as prep
schools, children's homes,
boarding or residential charter
programs.
While Florida has made sig-
nificant inroads in reducing the
number of children in foster
care, there continues to be a
need for residential education
programs and the services they
provide in a community like
settings.
In fact, in September 2006
federal foster care legislation
added residential education pro-
grams as a valid placement
option for children in the child
welfare system. It is a viable
alternative to traditional foster
care homes in addition to a
place where other at-risk chil-
dren live and learn, to enable
them to become productive citi-
zens.
At times, residential care in
Florida has been challenged in
regard its validity and quality of
programming provided to chil-
dren in their care. One of our
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through the following quote,
"Honestly, living at an educa-
tional program such, as the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch
really has helped me turn my
life around. Top me, I know and
believe with all my heart that
nothing could get better than
this"
Traditional foster care has
been the program of choice for
child-placing agencies and the
Department of Children and
Family Services. The facts
gathered in a national survey
conducted by the Coalition for
Residential Education indicate
that 80 percent of the graduates
of residential education go on to
college, despite their challeng-
ing backgrounds.
The education of youth who
are homeless, in foster care, and
other high risk settings is often
disrupted repeatedly and not
considered a priority. By design
residential education programs
have a longer length of stay -
24 months a distinguishing
factor as these longer lengths of
stay provide a clear focus on
education, general well-being
and enhanced educational
opportunities.
According to Heidi Gold-
smith, executive director of
Washington, D.C.-based CORE
(Coalition for Residential Edu-
cation) the organization spear-
heading National Residential
Education Day, "Kids need
physical and emotional safety,
and they need a quality educa-
tion. They need the feeling of
belonging to a nurturing com-
munity, a belief in self and a
structure to grow in. Ideally,
that structure is a good family.
But if that is not possible at this
point in a child's life, a well-run
residential education program
can provide for a child's needs."
For more information on the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches,
please visit our website at
www.youthranches.org. For
more information about resi-
dential education nationwide,
contact Heidi Goldsmith at
CORE: the Coalition for
Residential Education, 301-
656-6101 or www.residentiale-
ducation.org

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remembrances will grow
from them., ""
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'I Cut Sugar Cane



For 10 Cents An Hour"


By EDWIN BOONE JR.
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What was your full name?
A:Santos Santas.
Q: Where and when you were
born?
A: Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Q:Where did you go to school?
A: Carmen Bentiez, Las Piedras,
Puerto Rico.
Q: How did you like school?
A: I liked it.
Q: How many students were in
your class?
A: Thirty.
Q: What were your chores?
A: I had to walk to get water from a
well, about


one-half of ,.
a mile, and ,,,i
take the ',/ ,
bucket full


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of water back to the house to use for
cooking, washing dishes and bathing.
Q: What chore did you dislike the
most?
A: Climbing a tree to get coffee
beans, also finding dry limbs to cook.
We had no gas or stove. We had three
rocks and put them in a circle, put the
limbs on top and started a fire in order
to cook.
If I did not obey my parents I would


get beaten with a belt.'
Q: What was your favorite food?
A: Rice and beans.
Q: How were you entertained?
A: I played marbles.
Q: Did they have video games
back then?
A: No.
Q: What was your first job?
A: I was 12 years old and I had to
go out in the field and cut sugar cane. I
would make 10 cents an hour and
worked eight hours. I would have to
give my father the money.
Q: What kind of school lunches
did you have back then?
A: Breakfast was two slices of
bread, one over-easy egg and one glass
of powdered milk. Lunches was two
slices of bread with salami, and one
glass of powdered milk.
Q: What kind of animals did you
like when you were my age?
A: A lot of animals. My favorite has
always been dogs.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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10B The Herald-Advocate, April 30, 2009


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

CASE NO.: 09-CA-000057
252009CA000057
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
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 89"58'37" 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 8549'10"
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
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 89"58'37" EAST,
ALONG SAID SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
ARY, 1123.36 FEET TO THE
POINT 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 17"22'23",
CHORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 81 17'25" EAST,
CHORD LENGTH OF
184.25 FEET FOR AN ARC
LENGTH OF 184.96 FEET
TO A POINT OF TAN-
GENCY; THENCE SOUTH
72"36'14" EAST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY, 605.62
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH
72"36'14" 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 89001'39"
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
; ot herwise, a default
will be entered against you for the


A relief demanded in the complaint
petition.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
the Court on this 14 day of April,
2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
4:23. 30c
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.
I

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 been 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


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000651
COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., D/B/A'
COLONIAL NATIONAL MORT-
GAGE
Plaintiff
Vs.
ROBERT F. MARTINEZ, et al.

Defendant(s). /


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an Order Canceling and
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated April 22, 2009, entered in
Civil Case Number 25-2008-CA-
000651, in the Circuit Court for
HARDEE, Florida, wherein COLO-
NIAL SAVINGS, F.A., D/B/A COLO-
NIAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE is
the Plaintiff, and ROBERT F. MAR-
TINEZ, et al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in
HARDEE, Florida, described as:

LOT 1, ALSO DESCRIBED
AS: THE SOUTH 92.42
FEET OF THE WEST ONE
HUNDRED FIFTY (150)
FEET OF BLOCK SIXTEEN
(16) OF THE ORIGINAL
SURVEY OF THE CITY-
TOWN OF BOWLING
GREEN, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 1-30B AND
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1-
31 B, ALSO IN PLAT BAR A-
3 AND PLAT BAR A-4
RESPECTIVELY, IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20 day of May,
2009, Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated: April 22, 2009

B. Hugh Bradley
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
"In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons in need of a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding shall, within
seven (7) days prior to any pro-
ceeding, contact the
Administrative Office of the Court,
Hardee County Courthouse, POD
1749 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, telephone (863) 773-
0074, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-
800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service".
4:30, 5:7c

Happiness is byproduct of
an effort to make someone
else happy.
-Gretta Brooker Palmer

I believe In luck. How else can
you explain the success of
those you dislike?
-Jean Cocteau


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000040
GREEN TREE SERVICING, JLLC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
DAVID P. MILLS; AMY MILLS;
EDDIE JOE MILLS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDDIE
JOE MILLS; JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s).

Defendantss.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, dated April 21, 2009,
in the above-styled cause, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on the front steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida
at 11:00 a.m. on the 20 day of May,
2009 the following described real
property:

Parcel ID: 25-34-26-0100-
00001-0001
Tract 1, LESS the North 10
feet thereof of DEER RUN,
a subdivision in Hardee
County, Florida, as per plat
recorded in Plat Bar 62 (2)
public records of Hardee
County, Florida.


SUBJECT TO: Min
reservations of rec
Restrictions as to Use
Occupancy of Deer Ru
recorded in O.R. Book
page 611; Perpe
Easement for ingr
egree, utlilites as record
in O.R. Book 341, page
Right of Way Easemen
Peace River Elei
Cooperative, Inc. in
Book 341, page
Drainage and Ut
Easement as shown by
Bar 62(2) and restrict
as set in O.R. Book
page 17, regarding SWI
and taxes for the cur
year and all subseqi
years.

LESS AND EXCEPT
PROPERTY DESCRIBE
QUIT CLAIM DE
RECORDED IN OFFICE
RECORDS BOOK i
PAGE 570 OF THE PUB
RECORDS OF HARI
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an
In the surplus from the sale
other than the property o\
of the date of the lis pender
file a claim within sixty (6
after the sale.

DATED this 21 day of
2009.

B. HUGH BR
Clerk o

By: Connie
Deput

CERTIFICATE OF SER

I HEREBY CERTIFY that
and correct copy of the foi
has been furnished to S
Donnelly, Esq., 3708 W.
Ave., Tampa, FL 33629; D
Amy Mills, PO Box 331
Springs, Fl. 33890; Eddie
6784 SW Georgia Strec
Ogden, Fl. 34269, by regu
Mail this 22nd day of April,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
IN AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA

File Number: 252009CP

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FREDERICK ARTHUR MAY,

Deceased. /

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA
AND NOTICE TO CREDIT
The administration of the
of FREDERICK ARTHUR
deceased, whose date of
was January 24, 2009, is p
in the Circuit Court for
County, Florida; Probate D
File Number 252009CP0
the address of which is 41
Main Street, Suite 214, Wa
Florida 33873. The namn
addresses of the Pe
Representative and the Pi
Representative's Att-orney
forth below.

Any interested person on
a copy of this notice was
must file with this Cqu
objection by suck person
challenges the validity of tl
the qualifications of the Pi
Representative, venue, or ji
tion of the Court, by filing
tion or other pleading reqi
relief, in accordance wi
Florida Probate Rules, %
THREE MONTHS AFTER
DATE OF SERVICE OF A CC
THIS NOTICE ON THE 01
ING PERSON. ALL OBJEC
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FO
BARRED.

All Creditors of the de
and other persons, who
claims or demands against
dent's estate, Including
tured, contingent or unliqi
claims, and who have been
a copy of this notice, mi
their claims with this Court
IN THE LATER OF
MONTHS AFTER THE DAI
THE FIRST PUBLICATION


leral
ord,
and
n as
340,
?tual
ess,
rded
555;
it to
ctric
O.R.
695;
utility
Plat
ions


THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000700
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES
INC,
Plaintiff
vs.
TIMOTHY MARTINEZ, et al,

Defendant(s). /


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE


356, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
FMD suant to a Final Judgment of
rrent Mortgage Foreclosure dated April
uent 22, 2009 and entered in Case No.
25-2008-CA-000700 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
THE Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
D IN Florida wherein HSBC MORT-
EED GAGES SERVICES INC, is the
MIAL Plaintiff and TIMOTHY MARTINEZ;
611, HONNY E. MARTINEZ; are the
BLIC Defendants, I will sell to the high-
DEE est and best bidder for cash at the
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
interest HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
a, if any, 11:00AM, on the 20 day of May,
owner as .2009, the following described
nrs must property as set forth- in said Final
0) days Judgment: o:

COMMENCE AT THE
f April, NORTHWEST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
IADLEY SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 33
Mf Court SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST
AND RUNS SOUTH 0
d Coker DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15
ty Clerk SECONDS EAST, AND
ALONG THE WEST LINE
VICE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4
OF NORTHWEST 1/4,
t a true 808.71 FEET; THENCE
regoing NORTH 89 DEGREES 46
Bean V. MINUTES 41 SECONDS
Euclid EAST, 300.00 FEET TO THE
)avid & POINT OF BEGINNING,
, Zolfo THENCE SOUTH 0
e Mills, DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15
et, Ft. SECONDS EAST 273.10
lar U.S. FEET; THENCE NORTH 77
2009. DEGREES 42 MINUTES 08
4:30. :7c SECONDS EAST 102.35
FEET; THENCE NORTH 0
)F THE DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15
UIT, SECONDS NORTH, 251.69
)UNTY, FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 41
SECONDS NORTH 100.00
000039 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUB-
JECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE

A/K/A 1326 DOC COIL
ROAD, BOWLING GREEN,
FL 33834
,TION
TORS Any person claiming an interest
estate in the surplus from the sale, If any,
I MAY, other than the property owner as
f death of the date of the Lis Pendens
)ending must file a claim within sixty (60)
Hardee days after the sale.
division,
300039, WITNESS MY HAND and the
7 West seal of this Court on April 22,
uchula, 2009.
ie and
personal B. Hugh Bradley
personal Clerk of the Circuit Court-
are set
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
Whom
served In accordance with the Americans
irt any With Disabilities Act, persons with
>n that disabilities needing special
he Will, accommodation to participate in
personal this proceeding should contact
urisdic- the individual or agency sending
a peti- the notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
testing Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
th the Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
WITHIN Florida 33606, telephone (813).
R THE 251-4766, not later than seven (7)
)PY OF days prior to the proceeding. If
BJECT- hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-9
'TIONS 955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
REVER 8770, via Florida Relay Service.


4:30. 5:7c


-cedent
D have
t dece-
unma-
uidated
served
ust file
WITH-
THREE
TE OF
)N OF


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.


None


APPLIED


ISSUED
Edward Frankenwich, Sou-
therland Street, Wauchula, re-
model bathroom, $1,600.



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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000713
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERTO TORRES, et al,

Defendant(s). /


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated April
22, 2009 and entered in Case No.
25-2008-CA-000713 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
Florida wherein JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, Is the Plaintiff and
ROBERTO TORRES; MARY
FRAGA TORRES; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00AM, on the 20 day'of May,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:

TRACT 7: COMMENCE AT
THE SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 51
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 3 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 223.24 FEET
FOR POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 51
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH
LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
16.66 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 1 DEGREE 36 MIN-
UTES 55 SECONDS EAST
AND PARALLEL TO THE
WEST LINE OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 3 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 85.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS
WEST AND PARALLEL TO
THE SOUTH LINE OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 3 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 16.66 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 36
MINUTES 55 SECONDS
WEST AND PARALLEL TO
THE WEST LINE OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 3 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 85.00 FEET TO POINT
OF BEGINNING, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 719 E OAK STREET,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on April 22,
2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing special
accommodation 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.
4:30. 5:7c


Helen Plumley, CR 663
North, shed, $2,592.
James Anderson' Bldg.,
Hardee Education Foundation
building, West Carlton Street,
Wauchula, steel building,
$111,000.
Advantage Envirpnmental
Services Inc., SR 64 .V; Ona,
remove and install fuel"tanks,
$85,000.
Universal Structures Inc., SR
64 West, Ona, canopy, $42,000.
Bill. Staton, John Carlton
Road, Zolfo Springs, mobile
home, $92,400.
Salvador Silva, Morales
Road, Wauchula, house addi-
tion, $5,000.
Robert Walker Inc., CR '665
Ona, amp service for barn,
$1,000
Rivard Residential Services,
SR 64 West, Wauchula, family
room addition, $32,040.
R. Wendell, Oak Street, Zolfo
Springs, metal carport, $1,246.
Lonestar Construction Corp.,
South Road, Wauchula, rehab,
$28,000.
CDM Services Inc., South
Eighth Ave., Wauchula, electri-
cal/mechanical upgrades,
$4,300.
Florida Institute for Neuro-
logic Rehabilitation, South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula,
demolition, $2,000.
Heidi Gilbert Inc., Ganey
Lane, demolition, $1,000.
Robert Hodges Inc. Alamo
Ave., Bowling Green, service
upgrade, $1,145.
All Florida Weatherproofing
Constr., Apple Blossom Lane,
Wauchula, single-ply siding,
$3,430.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Handicap ramps for one- or
two-family residences require a
permit and must meet setbacks.


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:

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

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


relief demanded in the Complaint.

DATED this 13 day of April,
2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Couh

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accomda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Court
Administrator prior to the pro-
ceeding at (863) 534-4690. If hear-
ing impaired call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777 or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.
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April 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
Closing out the 2009 season, the Hardee Junior High Volleyball teams included, (front row, left to right) manager Kendall Gough, Queidi Diaz, Kayla Nichols, Ashley Armstrong,
Ana Saldivar, Angela Herron, Hannah Grisinger, Arissa Camel, Chantell Carlton, Brooke Knight and manager Georgeanne Paris; (center row) eighth grade coach Mark Carlton,
Kaitlyne Rowe, Kayla Knight, Myah Gonzalez, Kattie Ervin, Riana Parks, Brea Farrer, Erica Roberts and seventh grade coach Becky Carlton; (back row) manager Milli Jones,
Desiree Smith, Nyshira Jackson, Jessica Harrison, Danika Briones, Arin Johnson, Karlee Henderson, Shanice Clayton, Carleigh Coleman, Leah Weeks and manager Courtnee


Richardson

HJHS Volleyball Season Ends


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
School volleyball teams spent
the final three games on the
road, closing out the season at
Sebring on Monday night.
"With it being our first year
of coaching, we're very proud
of these girls. The seventh


grade team ended with a win-
ning record and the eighth
grade played well the last of the
season, winning four of the last
seven matches. They are a good
group, worked really hard and it
was a lot of fun coaching
them," said eighth grade coach
Mark Carlton, whose wife
Becky Carlton coached the sev-


enth graders.
Both Hardee teams won at
Lake Placid last Thursday. And,
although the last trip to Sebring
was not successful, the eighth
graders forced a three-game
match before losing.
At Lake Placid, the seventh
graders spotted their opponents
a game 25-20, before settling in
for the win. They had lost to
Lake Placid at home early in the
season in three sets. This time,
Hardee came bounding back to
win the second game 25-20 and
the third 15-12. Arissa Camel,
and Arin Johnson led in the ser-
vice points for the team.
The eighth grade also lost
to Lake Placid the first time
around. This time the junior
Lady 'iats left no doubt as they
swept Lake Placid 26-24, 25-
10. Kayla Nichols got the most
service points for Hardee.
The Hardee seventh grade
had thaeppepniyand irnthe, open-
ing match of the seaso6i gamsti
Sebring, but Sebring returned
the favor on Monday night,
downing Hardee 25-23, 25-20.
Karlee Henderson and Camel
let the service points in game
one, while Brea Farrer and
Bailey "Chantell" Carlton had
the most in game two.
The Hardee eighth grade lost
handily to Sebring in their
opening round. On Monday,
Sebring did not find it as easy.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Request for Proposal
The Heartland Workforce Investment Board, Inc., d/b/a Heartland Workforce, has issued
a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit applications from organizations with the expertise
and capacity to design, administer and deliver SUMMER Youth Services in DeSoto,
Hardee and Highlands Counties. The RFP is posted on the Heartland Workforce website
at www.heartland-workforce.org. Completed proposals must be submitted to Heartland
Workforce no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2009. 4:30c



INVITATION TO BID

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
Sealed proposals for the construction of Bryan Avenue Water Main Extension project
for,,the City of Bowling Green (the Owner) will be received by the Owner, until 2:00 PM.
local time, on May 15, 2009, at the City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida.
Bids received after said time will be returned unopened. Bidders shall note that a non-.
mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for May 8, 2009, 2:00 PM local time, at the City
Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida.
Copies of the specifications and other Contract Documents are on file and available for
public inspection at the Lakeland or Orlando offices of the Engineer, Chastain-Skillman,
Inc., located at:
4705 Old Highway 37, Lakeland, Florida, 33813-2031
Contact Person: Pama Pixley, Tel. 863-646-1402 ext. 1624
6250 Hazeltine National Drive Suite 11.6, Orlando, Florida 32822
Contact Person: Jennie Bowe, Tel. 407-851-7177
Copies of the plans and specifications may be obtained from the aboVe-referenced
offices of the Engineer upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of $20.00. Bidders
submitting proposals must submit proposals on all work to receive consideration.
Character and amount of security to be furnished by each bidder are stated in the bid
documents.
The principal features of the Contracts include construction of approximately 555 LF of a
new 10" Water Main on the West side of Bryan Avenue from East Main Street to East
Jones Street.
The Public Construction bond, and specified insurance are required to be secured from
or countersigned by an agency of the surety or insurance company, which agency shall
have an established place of business in Florida and be duly licensed to conduct busi-
hess therein.
Bids shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words "BID ENCLOSED",
Project'fNme, and the Bidder's name clearly marked on the outside thereof.
The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid; to reject any or all bids in
whole or in part,. with or without cause; and/or to accept the bid that in his judgment will
.be in his best interest. 4:30-5:7c


Sebring won the first game 25-
21, with Tara Deeson and
Nichols leading the Hardee
scoring. In game two, Hardee
prevailed 27-25, with Kaityne
Rowe and Queidi Diaz leading
the service points. Sebring won
game 3 by a 15-9 score. Nyshira
Jackson had the most Hardee
service points.
Eighth graders going on to
help at the high school level in-
clude Nichols, Deeson, Rowe,
Diaz, Jackson, Ashley Arm-
strong, Desiree Smith, Kayla
Knight, Ana Saldivar, Danika
Briones, Myah Gonzalez and
Jessica Harrison.
Seventh graders moving up
next season are Camel, John-
son, Henderson, Farrer, Carlton,
Leah Weeks, Hannah Grisinger,
Carleigh Coleman, Angela
Herron, Riana Parks, Shanice
Clayton, Kattie Ervin, Erica
Roberts and Brooke Knight.


R ..-, ..,








HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Kindergarten students will begin Tuesday evening May 12, 2009 at Bowling
Green Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, North Wauchula Elementary, Wauchula Elementary
and Zolfo Springs Elementary. Registration will be held 5:30-7:00 PM. Students can be
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2009.

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Septiembre, 2009.

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un fisico actual
el registro de inmunizaciones.

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Only One Unbeaten Men's Team


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With three nights of games
last week, the 2009 Men's
Softball. League is moving to
the season's close a little over
two weeks away.
When First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green team two lost
last week, that left only St.
Alfonso's Chapel in the ranks
of the undefeated.
St. Alfonso's leads Division
A, followed by First Tabernacle
of Zolfo Springs, First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green team
one, St. Michael's Catholic
Church and New Vision Wor-
Sship Center.
Bowling Green #2 still leads
Division two, followed by First
Christian, Celebration Church,
Holy Child Catholic and North-
side Baptist.
The opening Field 3 game
last Monday was the thriller of
the week, as St. Michael's
nipped Bowling Green One 17-
16.
St. Michael's used teamwork
for its win, a triple by Pierre
Lazarre and double by Pete
DeLunta the only long-ball hits.
Lazarre and David Rodriguez
scored three times each.
It was similar for Bowling
Green #1. Ian Trott tripled and
Caleb doubled. Matt, Dalton,
Cliff, Caleb and Trott each cir-
cled the bases twice.
The Field 3 nightcap was also
closer, with St. Alfonso's skip-
ping past First Tabernacle 16-12
in a battle of the Zolfo Springs
squads.
Brent Gilliard triple, doubled
and singled for St. Alforiso.
Felix Salinas homered and
Quinton Blondell and Marty
Gainous each tripled.
Eric Mushrush tripled and
both Weston Johnson and Chris
doubled, for First Tabernacle.
Johnson was the only triple-
tally batter.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, First
Christian won the 6:45 game
11-6 over Celebration.
Leadoff batter Eddie Hernan-
dez triple and doubled and
Keith Nadaskay doubled twice
for First Christian. Raul Garcia,
Jose Camilo and pickup player
Ralph Arce each also doubled.:,
Nadaskay was the only three-hit *
batter.


Dear Friends,
If you have ever thought
about going to a chiropractor
but you've hesitated because
you weren't sure it was right for
you, please read on . My
name is Dr. Robert Helveston.
In honor of my 25th year in
Wauchula I have agreed to
"give away" (to anyone Who
asks for it) $150 worth of my
services for onl y $15 that's
right, $15.
In the 30 years since I opened
my doors, the last 25 here in
Wauchula, I've helped hun-
dreds of people in Hardee
County feel better and live
healthier more productive lives
through chiropractic. care. Now
I'd like to introduce even more
Hardee Countians to the many
benefits our profession has to
Pffer.
For instance, chiropractic
care may be able to help you if
you are suffering from any of
the following conditions:
*Migraine headaches
*Lower back pain
*Numbness or soreness in
your arms or legs
*Constant fatigue; lack of
energy
*Muscle spasms, sprains &
strains
*And a whole host of other
problems ranging from dizzi-
ness to ringing in the ears.
These symptoms, can be.
caused whenever the vertebrae
in your spine are out of align-
ment, because these
"Misalignments" directly affect
your nervous system.
. Fortunately, if you are 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 fbr 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!


For Celebration, Thomas Tre-
vino tripled and doubled, and
Willie Gilliard, Sam Rivera and
Yogi Lozano each doubled.
Rivera was the only three-hit
batter. Trevino was the only
twin-tally batter.
In the Field 4 8:15 game,
Holy Child cruised past North-
side 25-15.
Jessie Reyes tripled and dou-
bled and Rigo Briones doubled
twice for Holy Child. Eric
Grace, Miguel Santoyo and Os-
les Lazarre each also doubled.
Ram Briones and Lazarre each
circled the bases four times.
Reid Benton homered and
doubled for Northside, Rodger
Brutus doubled twice and John
Roberson also doubled. Benton
had three hits and three tallies.
On Tuesday night, on Field 4,
First Christian won 25-4 over
Northside in the opener.
Justin Battles tripled and dou-
bled and Billy Hernandez dou-
bled twice for First Christian.
Alan Tubbs, Chris Knight,
Camilo, Eric Malloy and Travis
Wiggins each doubled.
A Brutus doubled was the
only long-ball hit for Northside.
Bobby Calves was the only
two-score batter. Roberson and
Mike Rouse each also touched
home plate.
In the Field 4 closer, First
Tabernacle upended Bowling
Green Baptist #One 23-18.
Daniel had three hits and
triple tallies for First Taber-
nacle. Johnson and Shay Baker
also had thiee hits apiece. Baker
scored twice.
Four doubles and a trio of
players with three runs apiece
didn't get Bowling Green the
victory. Bryan, Joe and Ted
each came home three times
and Matt added three hits.
On Field 3 on Tuesday, Bowl-
ing Green #2 downed Celebra-
tion 23-19 in the first game of
the night.
J.J. Johnston and Brian Cook
tripled and Austin Helms, W.JT.
Redding, Peck Harris and
Michael Carte each doubled for
Bowling Green. Carte and
Harris doubled twice apiece.
Andrew Hinojosa smacked a
two-run homer arid' Mickey
BIas and Jose Carillo each
tripled for Celebration. Trevino
and Jose Gomez each came


What does this offer include?
Everything. Take a look at what
you will receive ...
'An in-depth consultation
about your health and well-
being ..
*A complete chiropractic
spinal examination...
*A full set of specialized x-
rays to determine if a misalign-
ment in your spine is causing
your pain or symptoms .
(Note: Nobody gives these
kinds of x-rays free. They
would normally cost you at
least $100) .. .
*An analysis of your x-rays
and spinal exam results so we
can see what needs to be done
to help relieve your problem: .

*Helpful literature that show
how your body works and why
you experience pain ...
*Answers to all your most
probing 'questions about chiro-
practic care and what it can do
for you.
The appointment will not
take long at all. And like I said,
I normally charge $150 for this
(most of which just covers the
full set of x-rays).
But now, as a part of this one-.
time offer, you can come in and
find out for certain if you need
chiropractic care and how it
might help you eliminate the
pain you are feeling.
Before you come in, though,
you will probably want to know
a little about me. So let me tell
you ...
I 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


around to cross home twice.
In the second Tuesday game
on Field 3, St. Alfonso's beat
New Vision 25-5.
J.R. Bass picked up> four
RBIs on three hits for St. Al-
fonso's. Brent Gilliard, Lamar
Gilliard and Bass each circled
the bases three times. Marty
Gainous had three hits.
Trey, John Ownsby, Abisai
Jrr, Mike and Glen each came
around to score for New
Vision. Abisai Jr. had the only
long-ball hit, a double.
On Thursday night on Field
3, First Tabernacle defeated
New Vision 18-8.
Baker paced First Tabernacle
with a trio of triples and two
runs. Tater was the only three-
score batter. Chris, Hagan and
Johnson joined Baker in scoring
twin tallies.
Eric homered and Jason
tripled for New Vision. Eight
different players touched home
base for the team.
In the Field 3 week's finale,
Holy Child downed Celebration
30-9.
Homers by Elias Ramirez and
Santoyo highlighted the Holy
Child effort. Santoyo also
tripled and doubled. He was one
of a half dozen payers to put
twin scores on the board.
For Celebration, Gilliard and
Hinojosa were the only batters
to get around to home plate
twice. Bryan added two hits and
two RBIs.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, First
Christian won the early game
13-9 and handed Bowling
Green #2 its first defeat.
Billy Hernandez homered
and doubled and Eddie Hernan-
dez doubled for First Christian.
Nadaskay and Billy Hernandez
each scored three times.
Doug Sutton and Hank Butler
homered for Bowling Green.
Johnston and Mike Mahoney
were the only two-score batters.
In the week's finale on Field
4, St. Alfonso's beat St.
Michael's 25-12.;
Strange hit for the cycle-plus
with a homer, triple, pair of
doubles and a single for St.
Alfonso. Garcia was four-for-
tour in hits and runs.
Julian Garcia doubled twice
for St. Michael's. Lazarre cir-
cled the bases three times.


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 done 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


Ponytails Puff Along


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two weeks into the season,
the Ponytails are busy getting
games in.
Last week's game reports in-
cludes games from April 20-24,
when four games were appar-
ently played.
Last Monday, the Heat beat
the Lightning 8-5.
Holly Hughes and Makayla
Deuberry each rounded the
bases twice for the Heat. Sara
Beth Albritton, Arissa Camel,
Emily Hughes and Tiffany
Owens added solid scores.
Senaida Garcia was stranded
twice.
For the lighting, crossing
home plate were Kayla Garay,
Katelyn Hines, Kristen Judah
and Emily Albritton. Left on the
base paths were Theresa Cim-
mino, Melissa Perez and Josie
Hancock.


In Thursday's early game, the
Shockers downed the Heat 10-5
Ana Galvez circled the bases
three times for the Shockers.
Jakaysha Lindsey had two trips
to home plate and Karlee
Henderson, Kendall Gough,
Abigail Vargas, Mikey Shivers
and Breanna Godwin came
home once each.
Scoring for the heat were
Albritton, Garcia, Marissa
Chancey and Emily Hughes.
Sabrina Stewart, Garcia and
Chancey were also all left on
base at least once.
In the Thursday late game,
the Racers won 6-3 over the
Lightning.
Hailey Andrews and Caryssa
Johonson each crossed home
plate twice for the Racers.
Ruth Erekson and Gemi Saund-
ers each added a run. Brooke
Dixon, Megan McCullough,
Selena Macias and McKenzie


Staton were left on base.
For the Lightning, Hines,
Albritton and Cimmino each
came around to score. Garay,
Hines, Tara McNabb:,.Perez,
Hancock, Hines and Albritton
were all left on base as well.
The* Saturday games were
scheduled against a pair -of
DeSoto teams, but it appears the
Racers and Blaze played be-
tween themselves instead of
each playing a DeSoto squad.
The Blaze won 4-3.
Alex Ullrich, Addison Aubry,
Lacey Cumbee and Mara Good-
wyn each scored for the Blaze.
Kimberly Derringer, Melanie
Harshburger and Allison Farr
were stranded on the basepaths.
For the Racers, Andrews,
Amber Franks and Dixon
rounded the bases. Saunders,
Erekson, Johnson, Staton and
Miika Delatorre were unable to
get all the way home.


Track Regional Rivalries Tough


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 18 Hardee track and field
athletes had a hard trip Friday.
They went to Naples for the
Class 2A, Region 3 meet.
Against competitors from about
30 schools in each division,
Hardee was not able to qualify
anyone for the 2009 state com-
petition May 2 at Winter Park.
"It. was tough competition,
Brianna Aguila, Jalyn. Smith,
Lacey Garza did their best
against it. As a whole, we got a
lot to regionals. We lose only
Brittany Brown to graduation,
so have a good group coming
back. If we can pick up some
more girls, we can improve
even more," said girls head
coach Rod Smith.
Boys head coach Don Trew
was obviously disappointed at
no one placing well for Hardee
except senior Postene Louis-
jeune. Hardee will lose Carlos
Ramirez to graduation.
Hardee girls faced opposition
from their counterparts at Acad-


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 I 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 him 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-
cor; Dr: Robert Helveston. After
only one month, Josiah was
standing and pulling himself up
using the aide of a chair or a
table. I am convinced that with-
out the assistance of Dr.
Helveston, Josiah would not be
walking today. I am such a


emy of Holy Names, Astronaut,
Berkeley Prep, Braden River,
Clearwater Central Catholic,
Clewiston, Cocoa, Cocoa
Beach, DeSoto, Fort Myers'
schools Bishop Verot, Dunbar
and Riverdale and South Fort
Myers, Golden Gate of Naples,
Harmony, Hernando, Immoka-
lee, John Carroll, LaBelle, Len-
nard-Ruskin, Lemon Bay,
Lincoln Park, Melbourne
Central Catholic, Nature Coast
Tech,. Pasco, Space Coast,
Spoto-Riverview, St. Peters-
burg, St. Petersburg Catholic,
Sunlake, Tampa Catholic,
Viera, West Shore, Wiregrass
Ranch and Zephyrhills.
The boys squad faced all
those squads plus Sarasota
Cardinal Mooney, Tampa
Jesuit, Tampa Robinson and
Fort Myers Gateway Charter.
Jesuit won the boys competi-
tion with 78 points, followed by
Naples Golden Gate with 68
points. Immokalee won the
girls championship with 79
points, followed by Golden


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. I, 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 armn
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
imess. 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.


Gate with 78.
Louisjeune had the highest
placement for any Hardee ath-
lete this year, placing eighth in
the shot put with a throw of
44.01.25.
Various others placed be-
tween ninth and 17th, some in
only the heats of an event which
had numerous competitors with
only the top eight going to the
finals.
Aguila was one of two girls
placing at 7,0 in the pole vault.
The winning leap by Julia
Liccini of Bishop Verot was 9.0
Other girls for Hardee includ-
ed Brown, Smith, Garza,
LaCresha Carlton, Yesenia
Vargas and Savannah Albritton.
Boys contributing beside
Louisjeune were senior Carlos'
Ramirez, soph Carlos Ramirez,
Ezayi Youoyoute, Nathan Tom-
linson, Reggie Snell, Lunior St.
Louis and Michael McTaw.
Nick Battles was unable, to
compete due to broken bone in
his foot suffered in the district
competition


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 pm
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 miss
out.
Thank you very much, and I
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-
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Farm Credit Of Southwest Florida


Held Annual Meeting On April 16


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida on Thursday, April 16,
held its annual stockholder din-
ner meeting at the Hardee Agri-
Civic Center.
Marty McKenna was elected
as a new director, succeeding
John Alexander who retired
after 18 years on the board. Re-
elected as directors were John
Roy Gough and John Smoak Jr.
Chairman Walter Farr gave
the welcome. Daniel Irby had
the invocation and led the flag
salute. Tanya Dubberly sang the
National Anthem.
A sirloin steak dinner was
catered by the Texas Cattle
Company. Attendance was
about 275 to 300 people.
CEO Jimmy Knight indicated
2008 was a tough and challeng-
ing year. Net income in 2008
was $2.1 million, compared
with $9.2 million in 2007. In
2008 $4.2 million of income
had to be allocated for potential
bad loans. Net income in 2006
was $8.2 million.
Knight said patronage re-
funds given to stockholders in
2008 were $2 million, com-
pared with $9 million in 2007.
"Falling land prices hurt in
2008. In the first quarter of
2009 there was a low loan
demand. We have money to
lend," said Knight.
Guest speaker was Andy
Lowrey, CEO of AgFirst Farm
Credit Bank.
Lowrey said Florida had 5 of
the top 10 areas in the U.S. in
2008 in home loan defaults and
14 of the top 50. Punta Gorda
was the No. I area in the nation
in FHA home loan defaults.
He said the AgFirst Farm
Credit system, which includes
Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida, had $2.9 billion in net
profits in 2008, but growth in
the last nine months has been
flat. AgFirst has $27 billion in
capital.
"There is volatility in agricul-
ture. The Mid-West has been
good. The rate of housing starts
nationally is 500,000 a year,"


said Lowrey, who said the meat
sector has been challenging
with less demand for timber and
sod.
He said AgFirst's net income
in 2008 was $2.9 billion com-
pared with $2.7 billion for
2007. "We are in good shape,
with a strong capital position."
He said 2009 faces chal-
lenges because the Federal Re-
serve has increased the money
supply over the past 12 years,
starting with Y2K, 9-11 and the
dot com meltdown. "Hot
money creates bubbles or infla-
tion. Consumers borrowed a lot.
There was also a velocity of
money, with little savings by
most Americans in the last three
to four years."
Another problem stemmed
from the national goal to in-
crease home ownership that
began in 2004, from the low 60
percent range to the low 70s.
There was $100 billion to loan
for homes.
Lowrey said a third factor
leading to today's challenging
times was "securtization tak-
ing home loans, turning them
into securities and reselling to
investors at home and abroad.


Tanya Dubberly sang the
National Anthem.


Now most people are hunkered
down. There is less consumer
demand and less manufactur-
ing."
He noted the "paradox of
thrift" where people buy less
and save more. If everybody
does that, it creates a problem.
"Government is now spending
money to stimulate the econo-
my. There was a $130 billion
stimulus and now an $800 bil-
lion stimulus plan by the gov-
ernment."
Lowrey also noted a "para-
dox of deleveraging selling
assets or raising capital. The
government is making direct
investments in companies and
buying toxic assets."
Another paradox is currency
devaluation to pick up a com-
petitive advantage, he said.
Lowrey said recent glimmers
of hope include the government
throwing $13 trillion at the
economy and mark to market
accounting.
"We need to stabilize housing
values, the jobless rate and
banks. We are in the 17th month
of the recession. The economy
is expected to improve in
2010."


Andy Lowrey was guest
speaker.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Re-elected as directors were John Roy Gough and John Smoak. Elected as a director
was Marty McKenna.


John Smoak presented John Alexander with a plaque. At right is Andy Lowrey.


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


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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
Ist Sunday ................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

SIMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCHII
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday' School ......................9:45 am.
Morning Worship ................ I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CIIURCIIH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.
MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ...... : ............. 10:00 a.m.
Mrnin'g Worshi ...... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshfip' ..................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 .................. 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call./or locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CIIURCII OF CHIIRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ..........................10:00 a.m .
Worship Service ..................11:00 ai.m.
W wednesday ............................7:100 p.m.

CHiURCH OF CHIIRIS'IT
Will Ddkc 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 Leadet:rship & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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


Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
The Meeting Tuesday..........6:00 p.m.


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 ............................1:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Raincey 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.
M artes 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 & Geoirgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:30 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
CHURCII
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 Rch.................. 6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation I
...............................................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
51i W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..............A.11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......... ........ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ........ ...... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/'
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHIIURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 ai.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....1 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CI7URCII
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500


Coffee & Donuts................. 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
W orship.............................. 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ..............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. .......7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
32/ Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service................1...1 :00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service...................... 7:30 p.m.


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

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

LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m.

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
............. 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT..ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ................(...(lst & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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


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

SOUL HIIARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..: ............ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHIIURCII
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday .............. ............. 9:)00 a.m.
Holy Days ...................... ..................

ST. MICHIIAEL'S
CATHOLIC CIIURCII
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ... .............. 8:30 a.m .
(Spanish).... .......... 11:00 a.m.
(Creole)............. ......1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SEVENTHII DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCII
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927


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

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


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

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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ : 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.
C hurch ................................... 10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday'School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ............................. 10:00 a.m .
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00. am.
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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
W orship............................. 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 koaa
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..........l....10:00 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 .................. 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.mn.
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 :0 0 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....................... 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones......... ........... 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina..........................1...11:30 a.m .

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio .......................... 11..... 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.



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widow inscribed on his tomb-
stone, "Without you I can't
bear to live."
But she met a rich man. He
proposed and she accepted.
Then she added another word
to the inscription: "Without
you I can't bear to live alone."
Who can? We need each
other.
The day of the hermit and
the lone wolf are gone. We do
things better, we produce
more, and we live better by
helping others.
But if you'd have friends,
you must be friendly. If you'd
be interesting, you must be
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wavering, but with trust,
determination,
encouragement and loving
guidance, that all important
self-assurance is soon to
follow.
At times, events in our
lives leave us insecure and
unsure of the steps we
should take and the
decisions we should make.
The most important step we
can take is the one into our
house of worship.
In Psalm 8:2, David tells us
the Lord has "set my feet
upon a rock, making my
steps secure." God is
waiting with outstretched
arms to love and encourage
us. His unequaled strength
and assurance will help us
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New Vision Learning & Worship Center of Zolfo Springs hosted two Easter egg hunts for children, with a total of
more than 1,500 hidden eggs. The first hunt was held for the children of the Learning Center on Wednesday, April
8, and the second was for church and community children Sunday, April 12, after the morning worship service.
Hidden along with candy-filled eggs were prize eggs, and the children who found them received baskets. Goodies
found during the hunt were enjoyed by the children's families as well.


April 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3C

Belles Have Short Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With only two games report-
ed for last week, the Belles sea-
son moves along.
Although there were four
games listed on the schedule,
only two were reported from
last week's schedule.
On Tuesday, the Slammers
downed- the Thunder 8-4.
Amanda McNabb topped the
Slammers with double and a
triple. Elvira Servin also dou-
bled. Leadoff batter Nicole
Franks and Servin each put a
pair of tallies on the board.
Summer Sisum, Araceli
Navarro, Aleeza Arguijo and
McNabb each added a run.
Noami Erekson, Naoemi
Navarro, Sierra Coronado,
Sisum, McNabb and Erekson
were all stranded,


For the Thunder, Sabrina
Hernandez tripled, Celeste
Williams and Brooke Tyson
both doubled and Sabrina Lazo
and Farrah Muntz had solid
hits. Williams, Danika Briones,
Tyson and Herndandez'got all
the way home. -
The Thunder also played the
travel team on Saturday. Travel
team rosters aren't available.
For the Thunder, Tyson scor-
ed twice, and Briones and
Bridgett Whidden each came
around to cross home plate.
Williams, Hernandez and
Muntz were stranded.
There were no scores avail-
able for Thursday's road game
between the Slammer and the
DeSoto X-Factor or Saturday's
game between the Slammers
and the Travel Team.


For the week ended April 23, 2009
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,849,
compared to 6,179 last week, and 6,187 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Com-
pared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00
lower, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 1.00 lower.
Feeder Steers: Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 115.00-138.00
300-400 lbs 100.00-126.00
400-500 lbs 97.00-118.00


Feeder Heifers:


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MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Doughnut, Fruit Cocktail,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pizza Hot Pocket (Salad Tray,
Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce,
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Lettuce & Tomato, Potato
Rounds, Biscuits, Butter Cooki-
es) and Milk
S WEDNESDAY -
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Breakfast Pocket, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
-or Cowboy Macaroni (Salad
Tray, Pinto Beans, Peaches,
Roll) arid Milk
THURSDAY


Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, French Toast, Sausage,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Oven-Fried Chicken (Salad
Tray, Savory Rice, Baked
Beans, Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Breakfast Stick, Apple-
sauce, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Potato Rounds, Broccoli, Blue-
berries) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Fruit Cock-
tail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket (Tossed
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Bis-
cuits, Applesauce, Juice Bar)
and Milk
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Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun or Beanie Weenies or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce & To-
mato, Biscuit, Potato Rounds,
Butter Cookies, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Mini Pocket, Pears, Cinnamon
Toast, Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
w/Roll or' Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Pinto Beans, Peaches)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Sausage Patty, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Oven-Fried Chicken w/Roll or
Cheese Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Baked Beans, Savory Rice, Jell-
0, Pears) and Milk
FRIDAY ....
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Breakfast Stick, Apple-
sauce, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Pepperoni Pizza or Fish
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Broccoli, Potato Triangle, Blue-
berries) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Fruit Cock-


tail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce,
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Biscuit, Sausage, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Manager's Choice
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Ham &
Cheese Hot Pocket, Pears,
Buttered Toast, Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Squash,
Peaches, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage Patty, Cinna-
mon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Baked Beans, Roll, Pears) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Norm-
andy, Potato Rounds) and Milk

To help all created things,
that is the measure of our
responsibility; to be
helped by all, that is the
measure of our hope.
-Gerald Vann


2009
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COM-
MISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers.
Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street,
Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF May.- 07th & 21st
Planning Session May 15th
May 09th Hardee County Nature Fest Hardee Lakes Park
May 21st at 6:00 p.m.- Joint Meeting with Planning & Zoning -
CF Annual Review
May 25th County Offices Closed for Memorial Day
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD will meet May 21st after the
joint meeting.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.'
in Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
,MONTH OF May 11th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF May 04th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF May 11th at 5:30 p.m.


HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1.:30
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF May 12th


HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium
MONTH OF May 12th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF May 26th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with
Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the
public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the members, with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 4:30nc


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Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 97.00-125.00
300-400 lbs 92.00-110.00
400-500 lbs 87.00-103.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 42.00-
47.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs 55.00-
66.00


LEGAL NOTICE:
This ad shall serve as legal notification of channel changes
effective on or around May 26, 2009, for Comcast Cable's
Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Wauchula and Spring Lake
channel lineups (Highlands and Hardee County).
The following channels will be added:
Animal Planet HD, ch 426, as a Digital Starter HD service
Universal HD, ch 409, as a Digital Starter HD service
The following channels will be relocated and change service
levels in Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Wauchula:
CSPAN, currently ch 58 & an Expanded Basic svc, will relocate
to ch 96 & become a Limited Basic svc.
HSN, currently ch 31. & an Expanded Basic svc, will relocate to
ch 24 & become a Limited Basic svc.
Style, currently ch 96 & a Limited Basic svc, will relocate t6 chs
84/118 & will becoiie a Digiial Starter svc.
SPEED, currentlp'h 44 &,,.y.qlue Pak svc, will relocate to ch 48
& become an Expanded Basic svc.
Tru TV, currently ch 64 & an Expanded Basic svc, will relocate to
ch 60 & become a Value Pak svc.
The following channel will be relocated and change service
levels Spring Lake:
Style, currently ch 96 & a Full Basic svc, will relocate to chs
84/118 & will become a Digital Starter svc.
The following channels will be relocated:
A&E, currently ch 48, will relocate to ch 26
ABC Family, currently ch 45, will relocate to ch 58
AMC, currently ch 46, will relocate to ch 62
Animal Planet, currently ch 59, will relocate to ch 44
BET, currently ch 21, will relocate to ch 51.
Cartoon, currently ch 55, will relocate to ch 52
CNBC, currently ch 27, will relocate to ch 39
CNN, currently ch 23, will relocate to ch 32
CNN Headline News, currently ch 24, will relocate to ch 27
Billboard/EWTN, .currently ch 4, will relocate to ch 6
Comcast Sports South, currently ch 63, will relocate to ch 28
Discovery, currently ch 25, will relocate to ch 43
Discovery Health, currently ch 37, will relocate to ch 56
E!, currently ch 53, will relocate to ch 46
ESPN, currently ch 10, will relocate to ch 29
ESPN2, currently ch 7, will relocate to.ch 30
EWTN, currently ch 4, will relocate to ch 6
Food, currently ch 62, will relocate to ch 37
Fox News, currently ch 47, will relocate to ch 64
FX, currently ch 56, will relocate to ch 34
GAC, currently' ch 49, will relocate to ch 47
Golf, currently ch 39, will relocate to ch 49
HGTV, currently ch 16, will relocate to ch 41
Inspiration, currently ch 51, will relocate to ch 40
MTV. currently ch 30, will relocate to ch 33
Nickelodeon, currently ch 15, will relocate to ch 25
QVC, currently ch 14, will relocate to ch 12
Sci-Fi, currently ch 54, will relocate to ch 55
Spike, currently ch 52, will relocate to ch 54
Sun Sports, currently ch 34, will relocate to ch 38
TBS, currently ch 41, will relocate to ch 59
TLC, currently ch 61, will relocate to ch 45
TNT, currently ch 40, will relocate to ch 61
TV Land, currently ch 50, will relocate to ch 57
The Weather Channel, currently ch 33, will relocate to ch 31
USA, currently ch 18, will relocate to ch 35
Versus, currently ch 35, will relocate to ch 42
VH1, currently ch 26, will relocate to ch 50
WFTS ABC, currently ch 28, will relocate to ch 17
WFTT TLF, currently ch 17, will relocate to ch 23
WGN, currently ch 29, will relocate to ch 95
WHRT IND, currently ch 12, will relocate to ch 7
WMOR IND, currently ch 32, will relocate to ch 4
WTOG CW, currently ch 2, will relocate to ch 9-
WTSP CBS, currently ch 11, will relocate to ch 10
WTTA MY, currently ch 38, will relocate to ch 11
WVEA UNV, currently ch 20, will relocate to ch 15
WXPX ION currently ch 19, will relocate to ch 2
The following channels will be removed:
Encore West, ch 151
Encore Action West, ch 153
Encore Mystery West, ch 155
Encore Love West, ch 157
Encore Drama West, ch 159
Encore Westerns West, ch 161
Sundance West, ch 166
Flix West, ch 171
Showtime West, ch 343
Showtime Too West, ch 344
Showtime Showcase West, ch 345
Showtime Extreme West, ch 348
Showtime Beyond West, ch 349
The Movie Channel West, ch 351
The Movie Channel Xtra West, ch 353
Starz West, ch 376
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The April 18-19 Mosaic
Athletic Benefit Tournament
was a huge success.
Over -140 golfers turned out
for the annual tournament
which raises money for the
sports programs at Hardee
Senior High School.
High School athletic director
Val Patarini said late last week
that after expenses, the tourna-
'ment raised $26,000 much-
needed dollars for the high
school athletes.
Jeff Fleeman was the top
winner, taking first in champi-
onship flight A with a 74-68 for
a two-day total of 142. Next in
line was Tiger Godwin, with a
74-72 for 146 and second place.
On a match of the cards, Ben
Norris took third with 75-72 for
147.
Former high school golfer
Heath Prescott also finished at
147 with 71-76. Following him
in were Walt Shirey, Mike Cla-
man and W. T. Redding.
Tim Devlin won champi-
onship flight B with a total of
155, with Mike Cleghorn sec-
ond at 160 and David Swantek
third at 161. Others in that flight
were Richard Ellis, Jim Davis,
James Casey, Kaleb Saunders,
Joe Knight, Ted Libernini, Jim
* Zebris and Matt Moye.
David Stephens topped
championship flight C with
164, with Ryn Heine is at 165
and Donnie Beasley 166.
Others in that flight were Will
Lambert, Dale Reed, Manuel
Castanon, Justin Painter, Scott
Osbourne, Don Garcia, Jack
Gaines and Kip Goolsby.
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spot in the first flight A divi-
sion, rounding the course in 86-
81 for 162. James Timmons was
second at 166 and Andy Dennis
third at 170, winning on a
match of the cards. Behind
them were Scott Pittman and
Stephen Davis, also in at 170,
followed by Earl Jacobs, Albert
Garza, George Heine, Carl
Coleman, Butch Spearman and
Chip Hill.
Dr. Robert Helveston placed
first in first flight B division,
coming in at 171 for the two-
day total. Bobby Hanchey was
second at 173 and Stan Foster
174. Others in this division
were Colon Lambert, Robert
Deuberry, Mike Prescott,
Glenn Leewright and Greg
Moye.
Ernie Hallare led first flight C
division, ahead of Paul Duva,
Jay Belflower, David Flowers,
Jimmy Walker, David Haas and
Frank Notar.
Kyle Braxton finished first in
second flight A division with a
159, followed by Scott Dick-
son, Ron Bromley, Todd Bolin,
Dale Carlton, Bob Claman, Bill
Lambert and Kenny Miller.
Tony Salas .claimed first
place in second flight B divi-
sion, followed by Randy Ben-
nett, Nate Sallee, Alan Lang,
Donald Young, Ron Brownlow,
Katsue Von Ploennies, Alan
Tish and Stephen Douglas.
Fred Ford won second flight
C division, with Byron Jarnigan
second and John Roy Gough
third, followed by Jose Camilo,
Lefty Durando, Stan Pelham
and Jim Quinlan.
Todd Rogers led third flight
A division, in ahead of Shawn
Kasley and Billy Mathis. They


were followed by Larry Hene-
gar, Joseph Lutz, Claudio Arrel-
leo, Mike Thomas and Roger
Clark.
Dennis Lake won third flight
B division, followed by' Chief
William Beattie and Joe Kin-
caid. Then came Bill Tewks-
bury, Chris Altieri, Chris Jesse,
Paul Samuels, Reid Benton,
David Smedley, John Sharp,
Rick Knight and Thomas
Trevino.
Joe Alderdice was first in
third flight C division, with
Steve Rewis second and Rich-
ard Torres third. Following
along were Jason Eason, Jimbo
Williams, David Singletary,
Toye English, Bill Hasley, Rick
Lewis and Capt. Thomas
Harris.
Larry Stickler won the fourth,
and final, flight division A,
with Kenny Hewett second and
Leon Weldon third. Charlie'
Flesher, Scott Henderson, Neal
Reeves, Mark Toledo, Don Parr,
Jake Ehling, Mike Burgess and
Brent Smith finished out the
division.
John Grider led fourth flight
division B, with Andy Judah
second and Rene Guzman third.
Behind them were Jerry Cox,
Willie Anderson, Tim Wells,
Keith Nadaskay, Jimmie Bell,
David Beumel, Ricky Stokes,
Jerry Albritton, Will Tyson and
Ray Rivas.
Calvin Bates topped fourth
flight division C, ahead of
Dwayne Alexander and Vaciel
Newman and Dwayne Alex-
ander. Next were Dale Mor-
gan, Ty Gremaux, Ralph White-
head, Mike Alexander, Brian
Samuels, Mike Rangel and Bo
Conerly.


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THE SCHOOL


April 30,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C

Blossoms Lead Angels


Lady Bugs,
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Youth Sports
Angels division got several
games in last week.
By week's end, with one rain-
out made up, the Lady Bugs and
Orange Blossoms are the only
unbeaten teams. Each has a 4-0
record.
Last week began with a dou-
ble-header on Monday. In the
early game, the Lady Bugs beat
the Pink Sox 10-6.
Gabrielle Allen and Chey-
anne Gough were twin-tally
batters for the Lady Bugs.
Adding solo scores were Nubia
Gomez, Lyndsey Welch, Illeana
Flores, Taylor Graham, Briana
Juarez and Jamee Keller.
Hannah Ford, Desiree Ford,
Keller and Welch were also
stranded.
Scoring once each for the
Pink Sox were Jenna Cimmino,
Daylin Newcomb, Hannah Re-
vell, Alyssa Tatum, Rayann
Kulig and Rosie Fimbres.
Alexis Cimmino, Lexi Harris
and Jessica Bembry were left
on base.
The Monday nightcap was a
thriller, with the Pride prevail-
ing 16-15 over the Diamonds.
Leadoff batter Destiny Scheel
circled the bases three times for
the Pride. Logan Cunningham,
Savannah Aubry, Mary Sinclair
and Katie Teran were two-score
batters and Taylor Roberts,
Mireya Mondragon, Carly
Nadaskay, Michaela Klein each
put a run on the board. Aubry,
Jarisa Lindsey and Roberts
were each left on base.
Mallery Gough and Catalina
Longoria were triple-score bat-
ters for the Diamonds. Faith
Hays, Heather Coronado and
Alexis Marple added twin
scores and Makayla Benavidez,
Miranda Smith and Destiny
Garza each scored once. Bena-
videz was also stranded twice.
On Thursday night, the Pride
jumped past the Pink Sox 10-6.
Aubry, Burkett, Lindsey and
Cunningham put two scores on
the board for the Pride. Sinclair
and Denali Briones each added
a run. Mondragon, Roberts,
Nadaskay and Viviana Flores
were left on the base paths.
The Pink Sox players gained


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-solo scores from Revell, Jenna
Cimmino, Bembry, Morgan
Crews, Newcomb and Fimbres.
Revell, Sanders, Tatum, Erek-
son and Alexis Cimmino.
In the Thursday late game,
the Lady Bugs bested the Cow-
girls 13-3.
A quintet, Lyndsey Welch,
Flores, Sarah Welch, Allen and
Graham, scored twice each for
the Lady Bugs. Keller and Juar-
ez each added a run. Graham,
Hannah Ford, Gough and
Desiree Ford were stranded.
Marisol Carrisol, Josie
Moore and Litsy Vargas came
around to cross home plate for
the Cowgirls, while Anahi
Salgado, Ashlee Patterson,
Alayna Carranco, Lillian Sala-
zar and Ashleigh Adams were
left on base.
In a game set for Tuesday and
played on Friday, the Orange
Blossoms cruised past the
Cowgirls 15-1.
Ally Dotson and Sarah
Carlton each put three runs on
the board for the Orange
Blossoms, while Cheyenne
Pohl, Anabel Ramos and Alicia
Lopez added twin tallies.
Shayna Harned, Arianna Ramos
and Amari DeLeon added a run
apiece. Hannah Carlton, Rosie
Rivers and Arianna Ramos and
Harned were stranded.
Leadoff batter Salgado was
the only Cowgirl to get home.
Left on base were Patterson,
Destinee Jackson-Pace, Topan-
ga Grice and Moore.
On Saturday, in the 10 a.m.
game, the Orange Blossoms
nipped the DeSoto Cougars 6-3.
The first three batters scored for
the Cougars.
For the Orange Blossoms,
Hannah Carlton scored twice,


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BOARD OF,.ARDEE COUNTY,.FLORIDA
Wauchula,-Florida


REVISIONIAMENDMENT 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 information 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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and Rivers, Sarah. Carlton,
Arianna Ramos and Ddtson
added a run each.
In the 11:30 game, the
DeSoto Tazzers downed the
Cowgirls 10-3. Two of the
Tazzers put a pair of runs on the
board and six more had solo
scores.
The. first three batters,
Salgado, Patterson and Carran-
co scored for the Cowgirls,
while the next three Layla
Santoyo, Kaylan Birmingham
and Carrisol were left on base.
At 1:15, the Lady Bugs and
Diamonds played a makeup
game that was rained out on
April 14. The Lady Bugs won
13-2.
Gough, Sarah Welch, Lynd-
sey Welch, Hannah Ford, Juarez
and Gomez crossed home plate
twice each for the Lady Bugs.
Flores added a run and Desiree
Ford and Allen were left on
base.
Garza and Tamara Griffis
were the only Diamonds to get
around to home plate. Miranda
Smith, Coronado, Hays and
Gough were stranded.

A stout heart breaks bad luck.
-Miguel de Cervantes

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WHAT IF...

What if we loved as if there were no tomorrow?
What if tomorrow never comes?

What if today is the last day of the rest
of your life?

What if you never have the chance to serve
Him again?

What if this is your last chance to make
a difference?

What if we lived by the Ten Commandments?
What if we served God's kingdom as
He desires?

What if God had not sacrificed His one and
only Son?

What if Jesus did not rise from the grave and
ascend into Heaven?

What if God chose you to make an impact in
His kingdom?

This is our one and only chance to find out the
One thing you don't want to miss.

This is our first time around, our one life,
our first try, our first ride.

The time is now to live for Him.

What are you going to do to ensure your place
in The Kingdom of Heaven?
-Amy Bryan
Wauchula

PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.


The winds and the waves are
always on the side of the
ablest navigators.
-Edward Gibbon


I know what things are
good: friendship and work
and conversation.
-Rupert Brooke


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
April 26, Christobal Lopez, 40, of 2188 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with
larceny petit theft.
April 26, vehicles stolen on Shackelford Road and Griffin
-Road, a fight on SR 62 and thefts on East Main Street, U.S. 17
North and Dishong Road were reported.

April 24, Jose Sergio Moreno, 26, of 1234 Garden St.,
LaBelle, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with
possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two
non-moving traffic violations.
April 24, Rodrigo Martinez Alvarado, 24, of 1954 SR 66,
Zolfo Springs, was detained by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a charge of
contempt of court. He had initially been arrested by Wauchula
Police Dept. Sgt. Chris LeConte on a charge of no valid license.
April 24, Javier Valdez, 25, of 402 Lynn St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a weapons charge of throwing
a missile into a dwelling/vehicle.
April 24, David Michael Coleman, 19, was arrested by Dep.
Mark McCoy and charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription, trespassing on property not a struc-
ture or conveyance, criminal mischief- damage to property and
larceny petit theft.
April 24, a residential burglary on Makowski Road, a fight on
North Florida Avenue and thefts on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
and on Keeton Road were reported.

April 23, Gaspar Solsio, 38, of 4233 Middle Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with tres-
pass on a property not a structure or conveyance.
April 23, Jobie Michael Skitka, 50, of 2686 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with bat-
tery on a person age 65 or older.
April 23, criminal mischief on Altman Road and on Edison
Avenue was reported.

April 22, Damisha Patrice Carlton, 30, of 661 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested on charges of DUI, resisting an offi-
cer without violence and criminal mischief- damage to property.
April 22, Miguel Mendez Intzin, 21, of 120 Hillsborough
Ave., Arcadia, was detained on an out-of-county warrant. He had
been arrested by Wauchula Police Dept. Sgt. John Eason on a traf-
fic violation.
April 22, Marcel Louis Melton, 25, of 694 Honeysuckle St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified
location and possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
April 22, criminal mischief on John Holt Road and a theft on
Ratliff Road were reported.

April 21, Christopher Brent Saldivar, 31, of 228 S. Bailey
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged
with violation of probation.
April 21, Mary Sims, 71, of 502 Lake Branch Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on an out-of-county war-
rant.
April 21, a fight on Chamberlain Blvd., criminal mischief on
West County Line Road, on Maxwell Drive and on U.S. 17 North
and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.


April 20, Catarino Orozco Gallardo, 23, of 4419 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 20, a vehicle stolen on West Main Street, a fight on
Chamberlain Blvd., and a theft on Airport Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
April 25, Nuel Loyd King, 40, of 2629 Griffin Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with'disorder-
ly intoxication.
April 25, burglary of a conveyance on Grapefruit'Street and a
theft on U.S. 17 South were reported. .

April 24, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 South was reported.

April 23, a vehicle stolen on North First Avenue was reported.-

April 22, a residential burglary on North Second Avenue and
criminal mischief on Orange Place and on East Bay Street were
reported.

April 21, Raymond Mark Medrano, 30, of 2523 Garza Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgl. Chris LeConte and charged
with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia
and three counts of contempt of court.
April 21, a theft on Summit Street was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
April 24, Christine Nicole McCumber, 18, of 611 Johns St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on a charge of
petit theft shoplifting.
April 24, burglary of a conveyance on Dixianna Drive was
reported.

April 23, Javier Valdez, 25, of 402 Lynn St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with disorderly
intoxication.

April 22, Juan Manuel Gutierrez, 23, of 310 Tangerine St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged
with larceny petit theft.

April 20, Lewis King, 21, of 323 N. Byrkit Ave., Mishawaka,
Ind., was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on an out-of-county war-
rant.
April 20, a residential burglary on First Street was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 23, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.



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


VISTX 'UBLICA
1 Reevaluaci6n del Cambio de Diselfo de la Carretera "U.S. 17"
desde la Linea del Condado de DeSoto hasta la Avenida "Tercera" en Zolfo Springs
Condado de Hardee, Florida
El Departamento de Transporte de la Florida
(FDOT) Distrito Uno (1) ha planificado una
vista p'blica sobre la reevaluaci6n del cambio AUCHULA
de disefio con respect a las mejoras --
propuestas para la carretera "U.S. 17" en el .. _,
Condado de Hardee en la Florida. Los limits -
de la reevaluaci6n son de C.R. 634 v,J
(Sweetwater Road) a la Tercera Avenida en *
Zolfo Springs, una distancia de
aproximadamente 5.5 millas. La reuni6n ., Aung C aon
piblica comenzara el martes 5 de Mayo de .... C l .-
2009 en el Hardee County Agri Civic Center.
El centro estA localizado en 515 Civic Center zO sPR
Drive, Wauchula, Florida. Una reunion .
informal tipo casa abierta comenzarA a -las ..........
6:00 p.m. seguido por una vista formal que .. --
comenzarA a las 7:00 p.m. .. ..
La vista p6blica sobre la reevaluaci6n del /..........
cambio de diseflo se va a tomar con respect a ... ) L
cambios en el concept del diseflo original del ......
aprobado Estudio del Desarrollo y Ambiente ... ......
(PD&E), para presentar los resultados de la
reevaluaci6n y permitir a personas la "
oportunidad de expresar sus opinions con
respect a los efectos del cambio del
propuesto diselo. i -
El studio original (PD&E) recomend6 la
ampliaci6n de la carretera "U.S. 17" de dos a .............
cuatro sendas desdo la linea del Condado de
DeSoto hasta la Tercera Avenida en Zolfo / .
Springs en el Condado de Hardee, una I '
distancia de aproximadamente 10.8 millas. .nPD d' i !
Originalmente, la vista p6blica fue el 30 de ,id- -t.._' !
Marzo de 2006, y la altcmrnativa preferida del .
proyecto fue aprobado por FHWA el II de ...-. -...------ ... -.;-- -..--- -
Julio de 2006. ".- -,-.-- ,I
Para reducir el cost inicial del proyecto, doscambios son propuestos al segment al norte de U.S. 17 desde
Sweetwater Road a la Tercera Avenida en Zolfo Springs. Primero, la adquisici6n planeada del derecho de paso
al oeste de U.S. 17 continuarA piara mas distancia al norte en la que fue mostrada en la alineaci6n aprobada del
PD&E. Esto permitiri la posibilidad de usar la base existente de la carretera como parte del ensanchamiento de
cuatro sendas. En segundo lugar, la carretera U.S. 17. desde el limited al sur de la ciudad de Zolfo Springs a la
Sdptima Avenida, sera ampliada a una carretera de cuatro sendas sin una median. Esta conexi6n provisional
proporcionanr una mejora de cuatro sendas en la carretera U.S. 17 por la ciudad dc Zolfo Springs. Sin embargo,
una carretera de cuatro sendas que utiliza el pasillo del ferrocarril y la calle Oak y fue aprobado como parte del
studio PD&E sera la altemativa preferida que seri construida cuando el financiamiento esta disponible en el
future.
La adquisici6n del derecho de paso sera requerida para ensanchar la carretera y para la instalaci6n de facilidades
de desagtie. Posibles impacts a pantanos y tierras inundadas han sido identificados como resultado de este
proyecto y pueden darse consideraci6n especial bajo las Ordenes Ejecutivas 11990 y 11988, respectivamente.
Las personas interesadas se les recomiendan tender esta vista publica con acuerdo al 23 CFR 771 y la Secci6n
339.155 de los Estatutos del Estado de la Florida. El propuesto proyecto serA desarrollado de acuerdo con el
Titulo VI y los Estatutos Relacionados con los Actos Civiles de Derechos de 1964. Cualquiera persona que crea
que haya sido discriminado por raza, color, origen national, la edad, el sexo, la religion, la inhabilidad. o el
estado de familiar pueden llenar una solicitud de queja con la Coordinadora del Titulo VI del Distrito Uno de
FDOT, Gina Gilbreath, al llamar a (863) 519-2345. o escribiendo a la Sra. Gilbreath al P.O. Box 1249, Barlow,
Florida, 33831. Cualquiera persona que necesite ayuda especial bajo el Acto de hicapacitados del ailo 1990. o las
personas que requieran servicios de traducci6n (gratis) deben contactar al Sr. Marlon Bizerra al tel6fono que se
encuentra en esta p6gina.
Los docuipentos del studio de reevaluaci6n. y otra informaci6n pertinente desarrollado por el FDOT estarAn
disponibles para la revision del piblico los dias laborables desde el Martes 14 de Abril 2009 hasta el Lunes 18
de Mayo 2009 en los siguientes lugares: Biblioteca Pfiblica del Condado de Hardee, 315 North 6th Avenue, Suite
114, Wachula, FL 33873 (Lunes a Viemes de 9:00 a.m. hasta 5:00 p.m.); Zolfo Springs.City Hall, 3210 US 17
South, Zdlfo Springs, FL 33890 (Lunes a Viernes de 8:00 a.m. hasta 4:00 p.m.); y la Oficina de Manejo
Ambiental del FDOT, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831 (Lunes a Viemes de 8:00 a.m. hasta 5:00 p.m).
Estos materials tambidn estarin disponibles en el sitio de la audiencia comenzandoa las 6:00 P.M. en el dia de
la vista puiblica. Ademias, comentarios expresados o escritos en la vista p6blica o enviados por correo en o antes
del 15 de Mayo de 2009, serin parte de los documents oficiales de la vista piblica. 430c
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I. n n PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE "
1U.S. 17 Design Change Reevaluation
) from the DeSoto/Hardee County Line to Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs
~- Hardee County, Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation ..
(FDOT), District One, has scheduled a design'
change reevaluation public hearing regarding T HUL .
the proposed improvements to U.S. 17 in o ,LE
Hardee County. Florida. The limits of the ..-
reevaluation arc from C.R. 634 (Sweetwater .
Road) to Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs, a Er Study
distance of approximately 5.5 miles. The -0 a A t.* -
hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 5, -
2009, at the Hardee County Agri Civic Hn a Lo"-nation
Center, 515 Civic Center Drive, in Wauchula,
Florida. The public hearing will begin as an i ,
open house from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. with s Z S
the formal hearing presentation beginning at
7:00 p.m' ..ni.....
This design change reevaluation public -
hearing is being held regarding changes to the ........
design concept in the approved Project .. /
Development and Environment (PD&E) .... ...7 )
Study. FDOT will present the findings of the ,.
reevaluation and allow persons an
opportunity to express their views concerning ".- "
the effects of the proposed design change.
The original PD&E Study recommended the
widening of U.S. 17 from two to four lanes ..
fiom the DeSoto/Hardee County Line to
Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs, in Hardee
County, a distance of approximately 10.8 .................
miles. The original public hearing was held
on March 30. 2006, and the Project
Development Summary Report (PDSR) was .-
approved by the Federal Highway uio
Administration (FHWA) on July 1 I, 2006.
In an eltort to reduce the initial cost of the .."o
project, two changes are proposed to the ,-. m. our
approved northern construction segment of U.S. 17 from Sweetwater Road to Third Avenue in Zolfo Springs.
First, a slight shift in the alignment is proposed which will involve new right-of-way impacts along U.S. 17
south of Zolfo Springs. Second, the proposed four-lane divided roadway will connect to the existing four-lane
undivided U.S. 17 roadway in Zolfo Springs at Seventh Avenue. This interim connection will provide a
four-lane inimprovement to U.S. 17 through Zolfo Springs. However, the four-lane divided roadway on a new
alignment along the railroad/Oak Street corridor through Zolfo Springs that was approved as part of the original
PD&E Study remains the preferred improvement that will be constructed when funding is available in the
future.
Right-of-way acquisition will be required for the mainline widening and for the proposed stonnwater
management facilities. Potential encroachments on wetlands and floodplains have been identified as a result of
this project and may be given special consideration under Executive Orders 11990 and 11988, respectively.
All interested parties arc encouraged to attend this public hearing, which is being held in accordance with 23
CFR 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes. This project is being developed in compliance with Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person who believes they may have been discriminated
against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status may file a complaint
with the FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator, Gina Gilbreath, at (863) 519-2345. Persons who require
special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services
(free of charge) should contact Mr. Tony Sherrard, FDOT Project Manager, by telephone at (863) 519-2304 or
by e-mail at antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us, at least seven days prior to the hearing. If you would like more
information on the design change reevaluation, please contact Mr. Sherrard at the above number.
The draft reevaluation documents, project plans, and other pertinent information developed by FDOT will be
available tbfor public review weekdays from Tuesday, April 14, 2009, through Monday, May 18, 2009, at the
FDOT Environmental Management Office, 801 North Broadway, Barlow. Florida, during business hours
(Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); the Zolfo Springs City Hall. 3210 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, Florida, during business hours (Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.); and at the Hardee
County Public Library, 315 North 6th Avenue, Suite 114. Wauchula, Florida, during business hours (Monday
through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The materials will also be available at the hearing site from 6:00 p.m.
until the end of the public hearing that evening. Persons desiring to submit written statements and other
exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to me, Tony
Sherrard, at FDOT District One, Post Office Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. All exhibits or statements
postmarked on or before May 15, 2009, will become part of the public hearing record. 4:30c
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April 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court.:
Herman Tommy Granger, 70,
Wauchula, and Mary Kersey
Albritton, 79, Bowling Green.
Bruce Walter McQuaig, 42,
Wauchula, and Tammy Chap-
man Bandy, 41, Wauchula.
Jesus Leal, 36, Zolfo
Springs, and Liliana Lizette
Patino Torres, 23, Zolfo
Springs.
Cory Andrew Crutchfield,
19, Wauchula, and Lacey Jo
Gulliver, 24, Wauchula.
Isidro Anastacio Santiago-
Ramos, 28, Zolfo Springs, and
Diana Vasquez, 27, Zolfo
Springs.
Ignacio Campos-Luviviano,
26, Bowling Green, and
Delores Gonzalez, 27, Bowling
Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Thomas W. Lanham, default
judgment.
Worldwide Asset Purchasing
vs. Ofelia Rivera, dismissal.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc.
vs. Ata M. Sihwail, dismissed.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc.
vs. Pee Wee Academy, dis-
missed.
Fortis Capital LLC vs.
Claudia Sandoval, dismissed.
Capital One Bank vs. Levi
Tootle, dismissed.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Ervin Harrell Bodi-
ford and Paul Criswell Bodi-
ford, dismissed.
Cavalry Portfolio Services
LLC vs. Julio C. Castillo and
Luis Castillo, default judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Bonnie
G. Heggie, judgment.
Amscot Corp. vs. Thomas J.
Byrne, stipulation approved,
execution withheld.
Amscot Corp. vs. Candyce
A. Byrne, stipulation approved,
execution withheld.
Capital One Bank vs.
Andrew Murrillo, voluntary
dismissal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Russell Alan B:iarn. domestic
5.jtter\. probation 12 months,
no contact with victim/witness-
es, drug abuse evaluation/men-
tal health evaluation, $677 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 cost of pros-
ecution (COP).
Champ Nicholas Barber, tak-
ing or attempting to take game
over bait, adjudication with-
held, $325 fine and court costs,
-$50 COP.
Ronald Boyd, disorderly in-
toxication and trespass to struc-
ture, 14 days CTS, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
Rolie Gamble, theft or tam-
pering with utility or cable, pro-
bition one year, random search
and seizure, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, $536.32 restitu-
tion.
William Grimmette, petit
theft, adjudication withheld,

HARDEE
PUBLIC I
The Hardee County Board
adopted Ordinances Nos.
authorize a financial hardsl
waste disposal and fire resc
assessment fees. Property
exception will receive a r
amount of the current tax
valorem taxes toward the s;
solid waste disposal and fire
If you are interested in apple
if you have any questions
please contact the Office of
at 8631773-3199. Applicati
June 1, 2009.
Dale A. Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida


probation (original charge vio-
lation of an injunction for pro-
1JS R ep rJt tection), probation revoked, 90
days CTS and concurrent with
probation six months, theft felony sentence, $677 fine and
class, $325 fine and court costs, court costs, $100 public defend-
$50 COP, 20 hours community er fees, $50 investigative costs
service, and $50 COP added to out-
Cruz Luciano Hernandez, standing fines and fees and
attempting to take fish by ille- placed on lien.
gal means, adjudication with- Charles Nicolas Skitka, two
held, $325 fine and court costs, counts domestic battery, not
$50 COP. prosecuted.
Michael Clinton Lobatos, Heather Pavolini, violation
trespass on structure/con- of probation (original charges
veyance, adjudication withheld, two counts misuse of wireless
probation six months, theft 911) probation revoked, time
class, stay away from victim, served, outstanding fines and
$325 fine and court costs, $50 fees placed on lien, $50 public
COP, 25 hours community ser- defender fee and $50 COP not
vice. on lien.
Marisela Hernandez Lopez, Seledonio Mendoza Trini-
contributing to the delinquency dad, resisting arrest without
or dependency of a minor, violence, 155 days CTS and
transferred to pre-trial diversion concurrent with other sen-
program, theft class, $50 COP. tences, $50 COP.
Eliud Soberano Madrigal, Lewis James Richardson,
contributing to the delinquency battery, estreated bond.
or dependency of a minor,
transferred to pre-trial diversion The following criminal
program, theft class, $50 COP. traffic cases were disposed of
Manuel Martinez, resisting recently in county court.
arrest without violence, 19 days Dispositions are based on
with credit for time served Florida Statutes, driving
(CTS), $325 fine and court record and facts concerning
costs, $100 public defender fees the case.
and $50 COP placed on lien. Amado Garcia, four counts
Lucio Medina, retail theft, driving while license suspended
probation six months, $325 fine (DWLS), 60 days CTS and con-
and court costs, $100 public (DWLS), 60 days CTS and con-
and court costs, $100 publi current with felony sentence,
defender fees, $50 COP, 25 $100 public defender fee and
hours community service. $50 COP on each charge placed
Julius Robert Merchant III, on lien.
battery, 31 days CTS, $677 fine Charles Nicolas Skitka, two
and court costs, $100 public counts DWLS and violation of
defender fees, $50 COP, $50 probation (original charge no
investigative costs. a in probation re-
John Jamie Perez, battery, valid license), probation re-
transferred to pre-trial diversion vopended if completes inpatient
program. treatment program, $340 fine
Daniel Ramirez, trespass on and court costs, 100 public
property other than a struc- defender fees, $200 COP, previ-
ture/conveyance, 18 days CTS, ous fines and fees placed on
$325 fine and court costs, $100 ous fines and fees placed on
public defender fees, $50 COP. Seledonio Mendoza Trini-
Ricardo Chagolla Saucedo, dad, DWLS, 60 days (concur-
trespass on property other than rent), $340 fine and court costs
a structure/conveyance, 18 days and $50 COP placed on lien.
CTS, $325 fine and court costs, Bernardino Vasquez Martin-
$100 public defender fees, $50 ez, violation of probation (orig-
COP. final charges DUI and no valid
Gaspar Solsio, trespass, 25 license), probation revoked, 25
days CTS, $325 fine and court days CTS, $50 COP added to
costs, $100 public defender outstanding fines and fees and
fees, $50 COP.
pfeeslaced on lien, released to
Joe Roman Valdez, resisting immigration.
arrest without violence, adjudi- Martin Alvarez, DWLS, pro-
cation withheld, $325 fine and duced valid license, dismissed.
court costs, $100 public defend- Sandra Calderon, allowing
er fees, $50 COP. an unauthorized person to
Thomas Lorenzo Everett III, dri a* .. tior
resisting arrest without violence $340 fine and court ,costs, $5Q
and trespass on property other COeP.
than structure/conveyance, 60 Antonio Carrion, violation of
days CTS, $325 fine and court license restrictions, adjudica-
costs, $100 public defender tion withheld, $195 court costs,
fees, $100 COP, $100 investiga- $50 COP.
tive costs. Maria Delosangels Espinoza,
Amado Garcia, violation of violation of license restrictions
probation (original charges two with property damage, adjudi-
counts possession of marijuana cation withheld, $195 court
and possession of drug para- costs, $50 COP.
phernalia), probation revoked, Richardo Esquivel, DWLS,
60 days CTS and concurrent adjudication withheld, $195
with traffic and felony sen- court costs, $50 COP.
tences, $100 public defender Alberto Felix, DWLS, adju-
fees, $100 COP added to out- dication withheld, $150 court
standing fines and fees and costs, $50 COP
placed on lien. Sweet Everlena Morris,
Rigoberto Gonzalez, domes- DWLS, adjudication withheld,
tic battery, 64 days CTS, $677 $340 fine and court costs, $50
fine and court costs, $100 pub- COP.
lic defender fees and $100 COP Bernardino Vasquez-Martin-
placed on lien, released to ez, DWLS, 25 days CTS, $340
immigration. fine and court costs and $50
Michael Leon Holland, do- COP placed on lien, release to
mestic battery and violation of immigration.
Michael Parker Daughtry,
COUNTY DWLS, adjudication withheld,
NOTICE time served, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP; DWLS (sec-
of County Commissioners ond charge) 60 days CTS, $50
02-17 and 04-01, which COP.
hip exception to the solid Jaime Delatorre, DWLS -
:ue portions of the special amended to no valid license,
owners qualifying for this $340 fine and court costs, $50
efund or a credit in the COP.
year's approved non-ad Terry L. Gaydon, DWLS,
ecial assessment fees for $340 fine and court costs, $50
rescue assessment fees. public defender fee, $50 COP.
Richard James Motherwell,
ying for this exception, or DUI, probation 12 months,
pertaining to this issue, license suspended six months,
SManagement and Budget tag impound 10 days, ignition
ons will be accepted until interlock two-years, multiple-
offender DUI school, random
screens, no alcohol or bars,
$2,488 fines and court costs,
4:30-5:28c $100 COP.


James Edwards Phillips,
DWLS, $340 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Samuel Rivera, DWLS -
amended to no valid license,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP, 16 hours community ser-
vice.
Panfilo Lerenzo Velasco,
DWLS, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Richard Mendez, violation of
probation (original charge DUI
with property damage), proba-
tion terminated.
Manuel Soto-Fernandez, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge DUI), terminate proba-
tion.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office
of the circuit court:
Tammy L. Carpenter and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Joseph W. Smith,
interstate petition for child sup-
port.,
Whitney Laine Hall vs.
Michael Shane Hall Jr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Tonya Svendsen and DOR
vs. Catarino Borjas, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Ray Rivera and DOR vs.
Tony Carmona, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Mayra Velazquez vs. Enrique
Velazquez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Mattie Moore vs. Rollie
Gamble, petition for injunction
for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Daniel Martinez, Mary Ann
Martinez et al, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Hertz Equipment Rental
Corp. vs. Rimes & Son Agri-
cultural Services et al, damages
- contract indebtedness.
Cemex Contruction Material
et al vs. CK Drywall &
Construction LLC et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Marisa Marie Chavez and
DOR vs. Juan Ramon Robinson
Jr., petition to enforce adminis-
trative child support order.
Dora Flick and David Flick,
divorce.
Arcadio Gomez and Juana
Gomez vs. Orange Blossom
Harvesting Inc, damages -
auto negligence.
Maritsa Ruiz and Jorge Luis
Garcia, divorce.
D%%avne Alan Tomfinsori ani&_
DORW' s. Paula Z. Ellis, petition
for child support.
Matthew Lamar Smith and
Gloria Smith, divorce.
State of Florida vs. Samantha
A. Cundiff, petition for extradi-
tion.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Jesus Mercado and Dorothy
Wells, divorce.
Teddy Ray Adams Jr. and
Brandy Jo Adams, amended
divorce order.


Michael A. Milton vs. Jim T.
Farmer Jr., dismissed.
Veronica Renee Tucker
Campbell and DOR vs. Michael
C. Campbell, voluntary dis-
missal.
Eudelia Ferrer Martinez and
DOR vs. Jose Lopez, voluntary
dismissal.
Holly Fralish Thornton and
DOR vs. Heather Michelle
Oakley, amended child support
order.
Martha W. Smith and DOR
vs. Tami Jennifer Atchley, mod-
ification of child support.
Ruth F. Walker vs. Florida
Institute for Neurologic Re-
habilitation, dismissal.
Melinda Lynn Flores vs.
Joseph William Blair, child sup-
port order.
Johnnie F. Thornton vs. state
Department of Corrections
(DOC), petition to review
inmate situation transferred to
Leon County.
Arturo Cano vs. DOC, peti-
tion to review inmate situation
denied.
Benjamin E. Casey vs.
Shelby K. Casey, injunction for
protection.
Carl E. Kelley Sr. and DOR
vs. Maryann Kelley, voluntary
dismissal.
Maria C. Guzman and DOR
vs. Felipe Cornelio, voluntary
dismissal.
Flavia Gonzales and DOR
vs. Juan Ramon Gonzales, vol-
untary dismissal.
Amanda N. Rogers and
Darrick S. Rogers, divorce.


auto, 18 months Florida State
Prison, concurrent with other
sentences, $520 fine .and dourt
costs, $200 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien,
restitution to be set; burglary of
a conveyance, not prosecuted.
Evelyn Louis ,Madison,
grand theft and theft or tamper-
ing with utility or cable,, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
court.,
Robert Lee Mendoza, felony
DWLS, transferred to county
criminal traffic court.
Roger Payne, unemployment
compensation fraud, not prose-
cuted.
Dustin Dwaine Rimes, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge felony DWLS), proba-
tion revoked, one year commu-
nity control house arrest,
$200 public defender fees and
$100 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees.
Norman Rivers, grand theft,
not prosecuted.
Juan Romeo, aggravated bat-
tery causing bodily harm -
amended to battery, six months
in jail, $677 fine and court
costs, $200 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien,
restitution to be set; robbery
with a weapon and giving false
information to a law enforce-
ment officer, not prosecuted.
Victor Valencia, felony dri-
ving while license suspended
and using buses simulating
school buses in color *and
insignia, transferred to county
criminal traffic court.
Elias Valdez, sale of


The following felony crimi- methamphetamine within 1,000
nal cases were disposed of last feet of a specified area and vio-
week by the circuit judge. lation of probation (original
Defendants have been adjudi- charge possession of metham-
cated guilty unless noted oth- phetamine), probation revoked,
erwise. When adjudication is three years minimum/mandato-
withheld, it is pending suc- ry Florida State Prison, fur-
cessful completion of proba- lough denied, license suspend-
tion. Sentences are pursuant ed two years, $520 fines and
to an investigative report by court costs, $350 public defend-
and the recommendation of er fees and $100 COP placed on
the state probation office and lien with outstanding fines and
also state sentencing guide- fees; possession of drug para-
lines. Final discretion is left to phernalia, not prosecuted.
the judge. Jassmarie Evelisse Aviles,
Ruben Aguilar, possession of violation of probation (original
a short-barrel shotgun/rifle, dis- charge fraudulent use of a cred-
charging a firearm in public and it card), probation revoked, 18
using a firearm under the influ- months community control with
ence of alcohol or drugs, condition of 30 days in jail
estreated bond. CTS, $100 COP added to out-
Erica Denise Alvarez, felony standing fines and fees, $100
DWLS, transferred to county additional hours community
criminal traffic court. service.
Adam Lee Bilbrey, grand
theft amended to petit theft, The following real estate
probaion'onei eTr tine ra nsfacos-o-Fin
and court costs, $~001 public more were filed recently in
defender fees, $100 COP, $200 the office of the clerk of court:
investigative costs, $8,523.50 Rocky D. and Kimberly J.
restitution. Parks to Sherrod W. and
Thomas Christopher Good- Beverly Mose-ley, $58,000.
win, robbery with a weapon IRA Mortgage Services LLC
amended to robbery and aggra- to Fidel and Guillermina
vated battery causing bodily Apolinar, $59,900.
harm, five years probation with Earon and Roberta J. Gillam
condition of five years Florida to Sandra Estrada, $65,500.
State Prison suspended, com- Kenneth L. and Lisa J.
plete inpatient treatment, $520 Boehm to Robert Shane
fine and court costs, $350 pub- Forrester, $185,000.
lic defender fees, $100 COP. Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Jorge Florez Jimenez, brib- Kenneth L. and Lisa J. Boehm,
ery and no valid license, estreat- $150,000.
ed bonds.
Luciano Lara III, grand theft


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. FL0041751-005-IWIS) to Hardee Power Partners Limited, 6695 North County Road 663,
Bowling Green, Florida 33834 to operate wastewater treatment and effluent disposal facilities for Units 1
and 2 of the Hardee Power Station located in Hardee County, Florida. Low volume waste generated during
the operation of the Hardee Units 1 and 2 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 Hardee Power Partners power plant is co-located at the Hardee Power Station site along with the
Richard J. Midulla Generating Station, owned and operated by Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. 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 Richard J. Midulla Generating
Station is permitted under Permit Number FL0044229.

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 meeting
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 constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or
request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, FAC.

The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:
(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 decision;
(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 during 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
District Office located at 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, Phone Number:
(813) 632-7600. 4:30c


REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

ARRA SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES
Contingent upon the availability of funds, the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging,
Inc. is soliciting applications for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) sen-
ior nutrition services. Services will include congregate and home delivered meals pro-
vided to persons age 60 and older who reside in Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough,
Manatee, and Polk Counties. ARRA funding is intended to serve seniors who are not cur-
rently receiving nutrition services under any other funding source. The anticipated con-
tract period is June 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. Applicants must have a histo-
ry of providing congregate and home delivered meals to seniors on a county-wide basis.
Transportation for seniors to congregate meal sites must be provided from other funding
sources. Qualified organizations may obtain an application at the office of the West
Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, located at 5905 Breckenridge Parkway, Suite F,
TampaE, 33610-4239, beginning April 27, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. The application will also be
available on the agency's website: www.agingflorida.com. Sealed applications must be
submitted to the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. by 3:00 p.m. on May
11, 2009. WCFAAA reserves the right to reject any and all applications not complying
with specifications or providing requested information.






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