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The


109th Year, No. 22
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


46�
plus 4 :sales tax


Thursday, May, 7, 2O9 4


Detectives Dig For Body Near Grove


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tip that a victim of an un-
solved murder could be found
buried here led investigators
from five agencies on an inten-
sive four-day search of a remote
area of Hardee County.
Maj. Randy Dey of the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
explained that detectives with
the St. Lucie County Sheriffs




Swine



Flu?



Relax
But Not Too Much!
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It's no worse than the sea-
sonal flu."
Dr. Stephen Gordon, medical
director of the Hardee County
Health Department, summa-
rized the latest information on
Tuesday afternoon.
The flu, a new strain for
which there is no vaccine yet, is
called pandemic because there
are cases all over the nation and
the world, not because it's more
severe. It seems to be affecting'
younger people, perhaps
because older ones who had the
flu in the 1957 outbreak may
have developed some immuni-
ty.
About 15 minutes after a state
conference call, Gordon said
the latest directive was to go
about business as usual.
Schools do not need to close.
Just continue to be observant
and cautious, he said.
That means foregoing hug-
ging, shaking hands and kissing
on the cheek in social gather-
ings, and keeping a sociable
distance from anyone who has
respiratory symptoms. People
with flu symptoms should stay
home at least a week. Wash
hands often, particularly after
contacts with anyone who is ill.
"There is no better disease
control than frequent hand
washing. If there were five of us
in the room with someone who
had flu-like symptoms, one of
us might get it. There's a 20
percent chance of getting it
after exposure," Gordon em-
See SWINE FLU 2A


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Bones Appear To Be Animal


Office recently obtained infor-
mation indicating a two- to
three-year-old missing persons
case was possibly a drug-relat-
ed murder instead.
And, the tipster said, the vic-


tim's body was buried near an
orange grove in the Crewsville
community of Hardee County.
That, he said, brought
searchers here on Thursday of
last week, armed with a search


warrant.
They worked daily through
Sunday.
Dey said the owner of the
property at 6968 Johnston
Road, Barbara Rios, could not


be located and is not suspected
of having any knowledge of the
alleged burial on the site just
north of Crewsville Road and
next to a citrus grove.
Dey said officers served the


COURTESY PHOTO
Detectives with the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office sift through the sandy soil in search of human remains on Friday
in Crewsville as agencies joined in digging holes In search of a murder victim.


Crash


Claims




Man, 20
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 20-year-old Wauchula man
was killed in a single-car crash
early Sunday morning.
Samuel Jeremiah Wilkins, a
passenger in a vehicle driven by
21-year-old Misael Gomez of
Wauchula, died at the scene, the
Florida Highway Patrol said.
According to a field report
filed by Tpr. J. DeBoom,
Gomez's 1986 GMC S-15 truck
was traveling eastbound on SR
62 when, for an unknown rea-
son, it traveled off the pavement
and onto the south shoulder of
the road and into a ditch.
The vehicle then collided
with a concrete culvert, which
caused the truck to become air-
borne and hit a tree with the
right side. DeBoom said the
truck rotated clockwise, over-
turned and came to a final rest
on its left side, facing south in
the ditch on the south side of
SR 62.
- See CRASH 3A


Nature Fest Is


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fishing for adults and kids,
prizes, a host of special events,
refreshments and fun.
For those who like to camp,
the 2009 Nature Fest begins on'
Friday at 6 p.m. at Hardee
Lakes Park.
Others may show up very
early Saturday, 5:30 a.m., to
register for boat fishing or 7
a.m. for the annual kids fishing



National
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
Residents of Hardee County
are invited to join religious and
elected leaders for an hour of
prayer.
The 58th annual National
Day of Prayer is today (Thurs-
day), and local pastors and
elected officials will come to-
gether at Heritage Park on Main
Street in Wauchula at noon to
pray.
Prayers for the nation, public
schools, county, state, families
and armed forces, among oth-
ers, will be delivered by differ-
ent individuals throughout the
one-hour prayer rally. Music
will be provided by David
Radford, Susanne Lee and


tournament. Other folks might
sleep in and come for events
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To join the about-2,000 peo-
ple expected to be there, take
SR 62 west to Fort Green. Turn
on either Ollie Roberts Road
and wind around to the park at
5502 Ollie Roberts Road, or
take Methodist Church Road or
John Gill Road to the other end
of Ollie Roberts Road and come
in a shorter distance to the park.


Day Of Pi
Lindsey Bennett.
Everyone from the communi-
ty is welcome, said Pastor
Wendell Smith.
"There is a need for prayer
because of so much uncertainty
with the economic crisis and a
recent change in our country's
leader.
People are in crisis, and
they're turning to God and the
church," he said.
According to Smith, the
prayer rally at Heritage Park is
a collaboration of churches,
government and community to
pray, and it is a non-denomina-
tional event.
The event is sponsored by the
Hardee County Ministerial
Association.


saturday
Admission to the park is free
this weekend, and there will be
trams to carry people around
the 1,200-acre park. Sitting on
reclaimed phosphate-mined
land are the four lakes which
are managed by the Florida Fish
& Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, hiking and horse trails,
a new playground, restrooms
and more.
Everyone over 18 who comes
See NATURE 2A


search warrant "on the proper-
ty," and then began their dig.
Aiding in and directing the
search were cadaver dogs,
which Dey said "hit" on a par-
ticular area of the property.
Holes were dug about five feet
down, he described. The sandy
soil was put through a sifter as
detectives inspected it for any
human remains.
"It appears to be negative,"
Dey said. He added that the
bones that were found were
taken to the Medical Examiner's
Office in Lakeland for further
examination.
See DETECTIVES 2A



HHS


Vandals


Caught
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The vandals who struck at
Hardee Senior High School last
week have been identified.
Maj. Randy. Dey of the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
said eight boys were involved,
all current students at the school
except one.
Each will likely face misde-
meanor criminal mischief
charges, he said, adding,
"Charges are still pending. We
are working with the State
Attorney's Office.
"These are all good students,"
Dey said of the suspects.
"They're not bad kids at all.
They're all good kids who
decided to do a senior prank
that went too far."
Dey noted the boys broke
into two buildings and created a
lot of damage.
The major said the case was
solved because of the work of
detectives Andrew McGuckin
and Manny Martinez, who
gathered information from stu-
dents and teachers. One suspect
was approached, he described,
and soon the other seven turned
themselves in to authorities.
"All the suspects are cooper-
ating fully," Dey said. "Our pri-
mary concern is restitution to
the school for the damages,
which amounts to approximate-
ly $1,000." He added that the
Sheriffs Office, too, wants to be
reimbursed for its expenses.
"We have investigative costs,"
he said.
Such a "prank" gone bad not
only cuts into the Sheriffs
Office's budget, but "this takes
time from our officers and
detectives doing their real
jobs," Dey additionally noted.
Facing charges are:
See HHS 2A


rayer Today In Park


Heritage Park has hosted
Hardee County's prayer rallies
for the past two to three years.
No streets will be closed during
the event and parking is where
you can find it.
National Day of Prayer was
created in 1952 from a joint res-
olution by Congress that was
signed by President Harry Tru-
man.
In 1988 the law was amended
and signed by Presi-dent
Ronald Reagan, which perma-
nently made the first Thursday
of May, every year, the National
Day of Prayer.
Last year there were about
40,000 prayer events held
nationwide, according to the
National Day of Prayer Web


site.
"Prayer is one of the greatest
privileges a believer possesses.
It's where the heart of God
meets the heart of man. The
National Day of Prayer is a day
set aside to remind us of this,"
said the Rev. Jim Davis, newjy-
elected president of the local
Ministerial Association.
There will be a concert of
prayer service at Faith Temple
Ministries Church of God this
evening beginning at 7. Resi-
dents of the community also are
invited to that, and 15 pastors
will lead the service with prayer
and solemn assembly, said
Smith. The church is located at
701 N. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula.


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phasized.
Statewide, there are five con-
firmed cases and 22 probable.
There has been only one death,
a Mexican child visiting
Disneyworld.
"Compared to an average flu
season, which peaks in Feb-
ruary or March, when 35,000
people may die, this is a rela-
tively milder flu," Gordon
explained. As always, school
health nurses are keeping aware
of children who are absent due
to flu-like symptoms, whether
from a simple cold, another flu
or this flu.
With the onset of hot weather,
which keeps viruses from
developing, another round may
return in the fall. By then,
authorities hope to have a vac-
cine available.
The Health Department has
sent eight samples of possible
HINI flu, colloquially called
swine flu, for examination.
None was positive. It included
six people from Hardee County
and one each from Polk and
Highlands counties who came
to the local health department.
That said, there is still need to
be cautious, especially for those
at-risk people with chronic
health problems, such as some-
one with severe heart disease,
undergoing cancer treatments,
and children under aspirin ther-
apy or who have asthma.
If exposed, they should call


their medical provider for
advice. Generally, it's better not
to go to the office and possibly
be exposed to others who are ill.
The person's local provider is
much more apt to know their
medical history. Don't go to the
emergency room at the hospital
unless there are critical respira-
tory symptoms. The emergency
room is for severely ill people,
accident and heart attack vic-
tims, he said.


People are contagious for a
day or so before flu symptoms,
such as cough, sore throat, fever
or sneezing, show up. They
should cover their mouths with
a tissue or hand when they
cough and wash their hands,
immediately, before contact
with people.
Any people who have chronic
illness and have been in contact
with someone who comes down
with the flu may need a prophy-


lactic course of antiviral med.-'
ication for 10 days.
Children already on aspirin
therapy or having flu symptoms
should not take aspirin due' to
the dangers of getting Reyes
Syndrome, which is sometimes,
fatal. Instead, they shotild use
Tylenol or" ibuprofen.
For more information, people,
may call the Florida hotline at
1-800-342-3557. It is manned
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


'Letters' Do Not Guarantee Layoffs


K Kelly's Column
By Jim


Rev. Juanita Wright of New Creations and Family Resource
Center is seeking donations for a handicap ramp at 705 Martin
Luther King Blvd. in Wauchula for a six-person adult community
residential home. Her number is 781-0982.

Clear Springs was recently honored for its support for Hardee
Junior High athletics along with CF, Mosaic and the local newspa-
per. Clear Springs is growing, packing and selling lots of blueber-
ries now.

Wauchula State Bank is celebrating its 80th birthday. Founded
in 1929 the bank was purchased in 1932 by J.W. Crews Sr. He was
the youngest bank president in the U.S. at the time, reported
American Banker.
The big clock was installed in 1952. J.W. (Bill) Crews Jr. was
elected president in 1975 and is currently board chairman. Bob
Hanchey has been WSB president since 1997.
The bank added branch offices to Bowling Green in 1977,
Zolfo Springs in 1989, Lake Placid in 1993 and Sebring in 2000
and 2005. Total assets at the end of 2008 were $583.1 millipn...
At-the.end of.1929-total loans-were,$49,O00. and. total deposits
were $229,000. At or near the bank's location many years ago were
Ferguson Drug Store, a movie theatre, and a radio repair shop.
Doris Lambert worked at the theatre.
In the late 1970s or early 1980s Tootsie Davis and Vi Lanier
reported an upstairs fire at the bank. It was caused by an employ-
ee's cigarette.

Troy Carter trained over 100 kids in boxing and life skills
when he lived in Wauchula from 1992 to 2004 and operated a box-
ing gym. His star pupils included Edner Cherry, Robert Castillo,
Dillet Frederick, Juan Gonzalez, Maria Dominguez and Laura
Ramsey.
He will be in Arcadia the next several weeks working with
Trampus Fillingim who has a boxing gym at Polk Ave. and SR 70.
Carter lives in his hometown of Philadelphia and will bring some
Philly kids ages 11 to 17 to box some Florida youngsters June 20
at the Turner Center in Arcadia. I think a lot of Troy Carter..

Grady Albritton of Bowling Green ran the Hardee .County
school bus system for 37 years. Hejis 79, retired, has cattle and a
small garden of blackeye peas, olkra and sunflowers. , ,

Chuck Jones, 77, of Bowling Green is retired and has'a spring
garden of corn, blackeye peas, okra, broccoli, green beans, squash,
beets, carrots and radishes." His twiri'grandsons Tommy and Paul
are lineman with Pike Electric in Charlotte County.

Jimmy Parker of Bowling Green is harvesting his 101st crop
of cucumbers. Parker Farms will begin cutting watermelons next
week. . . , ..
Hardee watermelon growers always try to begin picking the
melons just prior to Memorial Day, which this year falls on May'
,25.

County Judge Jeff McKibben on Monday night spoke to the
American Legion Herger Williams Post No. 2. His talk centered on
a 1962 speech Gen. Douglas MacArthur gave to the Army cadets
at West Point regarding duty, honor and country.
The Legion will have its annual Memorial Day service on
Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Sandy Scott
whose brother Frederick Rickels lost his life in the Vietnam
Conflict..



DETECTIVES
Continued From 1A


"They're probably animal
bones," the major said on
Tuesday afternoon. "We are still
waiting for a final determina-
tion."
Dey said the case originated
in St. Lucie County as a missing
persons case. He said the tip-
ster, too, is originally from St.

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Lucie County. The tipster
allegedly got his information
from the possible suspect.
Four days of digging and
searching ensued.
Assisting the St. Lucie
County Sheriffs Office in its
dig were the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, the Miami-
Dade County Sheriffs Office,
the Palm Beach County
Sheriffs Office and the
Miramar Police Department.
St. Lucie sent its Mobile
Command Unit to the scene,
and temporary canopies were
set up as holes were dug and
sand was sifted.
Several bones were discov-
ered Saturday evening and
Sunday .,morning, he said,
before the search was conclud-
ed. "We believe them to be ani-
mal bones," Dey said.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Despite local voter approval
of a plan to use capital dollars
for operating expenses, the fis-
cal reality coming out of
Tallahassee is that some school
layoffs are possible this coming
academic year.
Possible, but hopefully not
probable, Hardee County
Schools Superintendent David
Durastanti says.
"There are just so many
uncertainties," he points out.
And because of that, but
mostly because of a require-
ment in the union contract gov-
erning the school district here,
employees not on a continuing
-contract,hb4dtobe given notice
Iy April 23 that their jobs were
evaporating.
"The letter says what it has to
say by. the union contract,"
Durastanti explains. "It's a
'thank you for your service' let-
ter. It doesn't give you a warm
and fuzzy feeling if you get
one."
But, he adds, "It's a notice
that you may not have a job
next year, pending funding. It






will get a ticket for door prizes,
which will be distributed
throughout the day. The main
one is a gheenoe, a combination
c.noe and square-back johnboat
with trailer.
There will be opportunity to
see a unique aquarium, talk to
and see a renowned botanical*
artist demonstrate her work,
attend a canoeing exhibit,
explore a fossil fun zone or but-
terfly experience, go on a scav-
enger hunt 'and share in the
entertainment and food.,
The planning committee has
been working for several
months to bring the variety of
activities included in this week-
end.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Starting at 6 p.m., the 4-H
Foundation will provide re-
freshments for those staying the
night. There are 28 primitive
camping spots and at least 10
RV spots, mote if needed.
About 200 people are expected
to camp out.
A. special feature is the St.
Petersburg Astronomy Club
members who will bring star-
gazing telescopes.
There will be a drawing at 6
p.m. for boaters in Saturday's
adult fishing tournament.

FISHING
There are two fishing events
on Saturday, the adult boat and
bank fishing tournament, and.
the children's bank tournament.
The adult tournament is limit-
ed to 30 boats, randomly
assigned to one of the four lakes
at Friday night's drawing.
Registration is 5:30 a.m. Satur-
day, with the tournament meet-
ing at 6 a.m. Fishing begins at
6:45 a.m. and continues through
1:15. Results are tabulated
while fishermen are provided
lunch.
There will a complete payout


happens every year. This year, it
was more people than last
year."
The letters were handed out
to 90 teachers and 13 non-
instructional personnel, Dura-
stanti says.
Because they are not on a
continuing contract, their jobs
technically expire every June
30, unless they are renewed.
Durastanti is hopeful they all
, will be back next year. "The
vast majority, as long as they
are doing a good job, will be
right back next year, same as
usual," he says.
"Nobody's lost their job yet,"
the superintendent clarifies. "As
soon as we know we've got
funding, their jobs are funded.
As soon as we can get a bud-
get," he adds.
And that depends on the state
Legislature.
The state of Florida is not eli-
gible for about $1 billion in fed-
eral stimulus money for educa-
tion because it is one of three
states in the country deemed to
have failed to adequately fund
schools since 2005.
The governor filed for a




NATURE
Continued From IA
of the registration plus prize
monies. There will be equal
prizes for all lakes. There will
be first and second prizes on
each lake in the $60 per boat
catch-and-release bass (maxi-
mum weight for two fish) and a
$10 prize per person big bass on
each lake. The will be a $20
prize for first place only for the
weight of the largest catfish
caught from the bank.
The seventh annual Kids
Fishing Tournament for ages 5
to 15 is also on Saturday, beain-
ning with registration at 7 a.m.
and fishing from 8 a.m. until
noon. As always, the tourna-
ment is sponsored by the Flori-
da Council on Crime and De-
linquency Chapter 3'4 and the
Castaway 4-H Sportfishing
Club.

BASS TUBS
Bass Tubs . of Oklahoma,'
under sponsorship of Vandolah
Co., will again present its
unique mobile aquarium, set on
a gooseneck trailer for reaching
such events as Nature Fest
2009.
The 4,500-gallon tub will be
filled with various species of
bass and a tournament-winning
fisherman will demonstrate
casting, how lures work in the
water and techniques on catch-
ing different types of fish. The
30-minute demonstrations will
continue periodically through-
out the day.

ARTIST
Sarasota watercolor artist
Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
will bring full storyboards of
three of her orchid pieces and
multiple stages of butterflies
and a large magnolia.
The president emeritus of the
Florida Society of Botanical
Artists, she regularly holds
classes to introduce adult to
young teens to botanical art in


waiver about one week ago.
Also in the air is close to
$500,000 in casino money for
education.
Instead, the state "told us to
be prepared for a $6.1 million
cut," says Durastapti. "It won't
happen if we get the stimulus
money and the casino money."
In the meantime, he says,
"Nothing has been sent to the
board to separate anyone from
their employment."
Durastanti is hopeful "it will
work out."
The letters, however, have
panicked many during this
national economic crisis.
The School Board learned of
that fact at its last meeting,,
where Mike Thompson stood to
'ctde the district for the way in
which it handled the distribu-
tion of the letters. Thompson
noted that at least in one school,
teachers "were herded" into a
room to be given the news.
"This is Hardee County," he
said, reminding the board that a
more individual and compas-
sionate approach is expected.


both watercolor or pen and ink.
She is known for her floral
anthology or florilegia of 13
grand scale commissioned
pieces now hanging at Cornell
University.
I FUN
For kids of all ages, there will
be canoeing clinics conducted
by Kayton Nedza. Or, you can
enter the butterfly experience,
go on a scavenger hunt, visit
with the K-9 or police dogs and
their handlers, dig for fossils,
stroll or ride the trolley fromi
place to place and see exhibits
from Crawley Nursery and
informational boots.
Throughout the day there will
be music and food available.
The daylong Nature Fest
2009 is sponsored, by the
Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners and the
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce. For questions, or
more information, call the
Chamber at 773-6967.


ABOUT ...
Hardee Living
Hardee Living prints your
news on people, clubs and
organizations, including
meeting summaries, births,
children's and senior citi-
zens' birthdays, engage-
ments, weddings, silver or
golden anniversaries,
church events, and military
assignments.
Forms are available at our
office. .For engagements
and weddings, a photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
dings over three months old
will be limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. on
Thursday.


HHS
Continued From 1A
Steven Aguilar, 18, of 1097
Lost Acres Dr., Wauchula.
Sofio Arroyo, 18, of 705 Old
Bradenton Road, Wauchula.
Joshua Hernandez, 18, the
only non-student, of 107 E.
Banana St., Bowling Green.
Juan Navarro, 18, of 1926
Rigdon Road, Wauchula.
Francisco Rivera, 19, of
Falcon Road, Bowling Green.
Miguel Rodriguez, 19, of
2272 Gilliard Farm Road, Zolfo
Springs.
Wyatt Tyler, 18, of 634 S.
Barlow Road, Zolfo Springs.
Luis Vargas, 18, of 918 Sum-
ner Road, Wauchula.
"We understand kids want to -
be kids' and do a prank," the
major said, "but you dan't break
into buildings .and yotiu .can't
damage-. property. It,..costs
money."

Do things for others and
you'll find your self-con-
sciousness evaporating
like morning dew.






HJH VOLLEYBALL
In two recent pho-
tographs of the Hardee
Junior High School volley-
ball teams, eighth-grader
Tara Deeson was absent
from the photo but should
have been listed as a "not
pictured" member of the
team.
The Herald-Advocate re-
grets any misunderstand-
ings this may have
caused.

DUNK TANK
A Page One photo in last
week's edition gave an
incorrect origin for the
photograph and failed to
name the photographer.
The picture of Kim Pfeiffer
cringing as she prepared
for a dunk in the tank at the
Relay for Life fund raiser
was shot by staff photog-
rapher Ralph Harrison.
















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May 7, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A


CRASH
Continued From 1A
The crash occurred at 6:50
a.m. just west of Center Hill
Road.
DeBoom said ihat Wilkins
was trapped inside the vehicle.
Another passenger, 18-year-
old Quinton Blundell of Wau-
chula, was ejected from the
vehicle. At the time of the
report, DeBoom said Blundell
was in critical condition and
Gomez was Mh serious condi-
tion.
Gomez and Blundell were
air-lifted by medical helicopter
to Tampa General Hospital,
where on Tuesday Gomez was
reported to be in good condition
and Blundell was listed as seri-
ous.
None of the men were wear-
ing their seat belts and the acci-
dent was not alcohol related, the
trooper said.
Charges in the crash are
pending, said DeBoom.
Wilkins became the third per-
son to die on a Hardee County
road in 2009.
He is survived by his mother,
Janice E. Wilkins of Wauchula,
three brothers, six sisters and a'
number. of family members and
friends. Visitation is today
(Thursday) at 3 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, with services following
at 4.
Wilkins served in the U.S.
Army and was involved in
many extracurricular activities
during his school career, includ-
ing band, 4-H, the Hardee
County Sheriff's Explorers
Club and Shooting Sports Club.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000552
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III
Plaintiff
vs
LEANDRO D. CASTRO; PAMELA
CASTRO; and UNKNOWN
OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, including,
If a named defendant is
deceased, the personal
representatives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against that defendant,
and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or
'Whose exact legal status is
"unknown, claiming under agil of
the above named or described
defendants
Defendant

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Order or Final
Judgment entered in this cause, in
the Circuit Court of Hardee
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Hardee
County, Florida, described as:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 7,
BLOCK "A", F. KINCAID'S
SUBDIVISION OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 26, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BAR 2, PAGE
112, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE RUN NORTH,
ALONG EAST LINE OF
SAID LOT 7 A DISTANCE
OF 661.18 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 7; THENCE RUN WEST -
. ALONG NORTH LINE OF
LOT 7 A DISTANCE OF
110.00 FEET FOR POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 75.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 131.18 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING;
LESS 5 FEET OFF WEST
SIDE FOR UTILITY EASE-
MENT.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, on the front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at
11:00 a.m. on May 27, 2009.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS


PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK OF COURT
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
DATED this 4 day of May, 2009
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the A.D.A.
Coordinator not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding
via the Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771. 5:7.14c


THURSDAY, MAY 7
tHardee 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 Hardee Office, 324
N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
South), Wauchula, 6 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 11
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 12
&/Bowling Green City
,Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY14
&/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.







A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Whom have I in heaven but
You? And I desire no one on
earth as much as you! My
heart fails, my spirit droops,
yet God remains! He is the
strength of my heart; He is
mine forever! But those
refusing to worship God will
perish (eternally), for He
destroys those serving other
gods.
Psalm 73:25-27 (TLB)
FRIDAY
Now when Simon saw that
through the laying on of the
apostles' hands the Holy
'Spirit was given, he offered
them money, saying, "Give
me this power; that whomso-
ever I lay hands on, he may
receive the Holy Spirit. But
Peter said to him, "Thy
money perish with thee,
because thou has thought
that the gift of God may be
purchased with money."
Acts 8:18-20 (KJV)
SATURDAY
The day is coming when
your pride will be brought
low and the Lord alone will
be exalted. In that day, the
Lord Almighty will punish the
proud, bringing them down
to the dust.
Isaiah 2:11 (NLT)
SUNDAY
For you pay your tithe on
mint and aniseed and
cumin, and neglect the
things which carry far more
weight in God's law - jus-
tice, mercy and good faith.
These are things you should
observe, without neglecting
the others . . . You appear
like good men on the out-
side, but inside you are a
mass of pretense and
wickedness.
Matthew 23:23,28 (PME)
MONDAY
So how long are you going
to laze around doing noth-
ing: How long before you
get out of bed? A nap here,
a nap there, a day off here, a
day off there, take it easy; do
you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look for-
ward to a dirt-poor life,
poverty your permanent
houseguest!.
Proverbs 6:9-11 (ME)
TUESDAY
Aim at peace with all men,
and a holy life, for without
that you will not see God;
look to it that there is no one
among you that forfeits the
grace of God, no one bitter,
no one immoral, no one who
loves the world.
Hebrews 12:14,15a (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
The Lord sends poverty and
wealth; He humbles and He
exalts. He raises the poor
from the dust . . . He will


guard the feet of His saints,
but the wicked will be
silenced in darkness.
I Samuel 2:7, 8b, 9 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


Letter To The Editor

Concerned About Possible

Termination Of Teachers


Dear Editor:
This is my first "letter tothe
editor" correspondence.
I recently voted in favor of
allowing capital money to be
diverted to operating money for
our local school system.
I voted "yes" because it was
my Understanding that because
of the budget shortfall, using
the money for operating ex-
penses instead of capital ex-
penses would prevent any of
our teachers from losing their
jobs.
My understanding was ap-
parently wrong because yester-
day, while getting my hair done
in one of our local salons, I
heard that 80 of our teachers are
being terminated.
I feel like a "fast one" was
pulled.
Sincerely,
Barbara Altman
Wauchula
Response:
Dear Barbara:
First, let me thank you for


Day Honors

Child-Care

Providers
Child-care organizations and
parents across the nation are
joining together Friday to cele-
brate Provider Appreciation
Day.
The children and parents of
Hardee County depend on these
providers, and May 8 is the
day to recognize their hard
work and dedication and to
acknowledge their contribu-
tions to high-quality care.
Don't let this day go by with-
out a special thank you to this
person who is so important to
you and your child.
The following are some ideas
that organizations and parents
can use to celebrate the day:
a * Plan a luncheon or tea.
* Hang banners or posters.
* Purchase a new piece of
equipment in honor of the day.
* Send flowers, cards or a
handwritten note of apprecia-
tion.
* Work with your child to
create a special remembrance.
T'


supporting the flexible spend-
ing referendum for Hardee
District Schools. This action
will save many jobs and posi-
tively affect the lives and edu-
cation of our students.
Second, no one has been ter-
minated but only given notice
as required by union contract.
As soon as the Florida Senate
and House agree on a budget


and we are notified of our fund-
ing for next year, most of those
folks that received letters will
be renewed for next school
year.
Lastly, I apologize for any
misunderstanding you may
have had, but I can assure you ,
the Hardee District School
System cannot and will not
function with the reduction of
eighty teachers.

God Bless.
David Durastanti
Superintendent of Schools


The name "piano" is an
abbreviation of the the
original name for the
instrument: "piano et
forte," or "soft and loud."


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Obituaries


SAMUEL JEREMIAH
WILKINS
Samuel' Jeremiah Wilkins,
20, of Wauchula, died Sunday,
May 3, 2009.
Born in Avon Park, on June
16, 1988, he worked at Hearn's
Produce and was of the
Christian faith. He was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green and served in
the U.S. Army where he was an
expert rifleman. He was a past
member of the Hardee County
Sheriff's Explorers, 4-H, and
Shooting Sports clubs. He was a
school band member.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Jack W. Wilkins Sr.,
and sister Carole Anne Wilkins.
Survivors include his mother,
Janice E, Wilkins of Wauchula;
three brothers, Jack W. Wilkins
Jr. of Bowling Green, Joseph A.
Wilkins of Wauchula, and
James B. Wilkins and wife
Gretchen of Bowling Green; six
sisters, Juanita A. Wilkins of
Wauchula, Janet L. Perez of
Wauchula, Kara Carina Her-
nandez of Mulberry, Lydia Her-
nandez of Homestead, Michelle
Beck and Nikki Beck of Bay
City, Texas.
Visitation will be today
(Thursday) at 3 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green with services beginning
at 4 p.m. with Brother Wally
Helms, the Rev. Blake Albrit-
ton, and the Rev. Jim Williams
officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Fort Green Baptist
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Paralyzed
Veterans of America, Florida
Baptist Children's Home, or
Hardee County Sheriff's De-
partment Explorers club.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



ROSA LEE JUDAH
Rosa Lee Judah, 78, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, May 3,
2009, at her home.
Born in Bowling Green, on
Oct. 24, 1930, she was a life-
long resident of Hardee County.
She was a nurse's side for G.
Pierce Woods Hospital and a
member of Bethlehem Primi-
tive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, William P. "Bill"
Judah; one daughter, Roseanne
Carey; one grandson, Michael
Shane Neads; and one great-
granddaughter, Katie Neads.
Survivors include two sons,
John T. "Buddy" Judah of Wau-
chula and John W. "Billy"
Judah and wife Sheri of Zolfo
Springs; three sisters, Myrtle
Bass of Lakeland, Alice Mitch-
ell of Bowling Green and
Estelle Dunn of Waverly Hall,
Ga.; three grandchildren, Phil-
lip Wayne Neads of Wauchula,
Clinton "Bud" Judah of Wau-
chula and Jane Odell Judah of
Arcadia; and five great-grand-
children.
Visitation will be today
(Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel. Ser-
vices will be held on Friday,
May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the
funeral chapel with Elder
Buddy Judah officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Bowling
Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



BETTE JEAN KINKEAD
REDDICK
Bette Jean Kinkead Red-
dick, 84, died on Monday,
April 27, 2009, at Tuomey
Regional Medical Center.
Born in Chariton, Iowa, she
was the daughter of the late
Amos Kinkead and the late
Fannie M. Redling Shafer
Kinkead. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church
of Wauchula, First United
Methodist Church Women's
Club, the Ladies Music Club,
and the Associtation of Retired
Teachers of Florida. She was
also a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include one son,
Robert C. Reddick of Sumter;
one daughter, Victoria G. Felt-
er of Orlando; six grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchil-


ROBERTO VILLARREAL
Roberto Villarreal, 47, of
Wauchula, died- Tuesday, April
28, 2009, at Sebring.
Born April 2, 1962, in
Littlefield, Texas, he came to
Wauchula from Texas and was a
citrus laborer. He was of the
Catholic faith. He lived in
Wauchula for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Lupe Villarreal.
Survivors include his mother,
Esthela Davila Villarreal of
Wauchula; two daughters, Esth-
ella Villarreal of Wauchula and
Vianca Villarreal of Wauchula;
six brothers, Jose Villarreal of
Eagle Lake, Lizandro Villarreal
of St. Louis, Mo., Ricardo
Villarreal of Bartow, Gregorio
Morales of Bartow, Elizandro
Morales of Kansas City, Kan.,
and Everardo Morales of Eagle
Lake; three sisters, Nancy
Morales of Grand Rapids,
Mich., Dianna Villarreal of
Clewiston, and Maricella
Morales of Grand Rapids,
Mich.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was held on
Saturday, May 2, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral chapel and
services followed with Pastor
H. Juarez officiating.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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ROBERTO
VILLARREAL
Roberto Villarreal, 47, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday,
April 28, 2009, at Sebring.
Born April 2, 1962, in
Littlefield, Texas, he came to
Wauchula from Texas and
was a citrus laborer. He was
of the Catholic faith. He lived
.in Wauchula for 25 years.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Lupe Villarreal.
Survivors include his
mother, Esthela Davila Villar-
real of Wauchula; girlfriend,
Mindy Post of Wauchula; two
daughters, Esthella Villarreal
of Wauchula. and Vianca
Villarreal of Wauchula; six
brothers, Jose Villarreal of
Eagle Lake, Lizandro Villar-
real of St. Louis, Mo.,
Ricardo Villarreal of Bartow,
Gregorio Morales of Bartow,
Elizandro Morales of Kansas
City, Kan., and Everardo
Morales of Eagle Lake; three
sisters, Nancy Morales of
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dianna
Villarreal of Clewiston, and
Maricella Morales of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; and three
grandchildren.
Visitation was held on
Saturday, May 2, from 6 'to 8
p.m. at the funeral chapel and
services followed with Pastor
H. Juarez officiating.


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C. EUGENE PANSLER SR.
C. Eugene Pansler Sr., Ph.D.,
of Blairsville, Ga., died
Saturday, May 4, 2009.
Boin June 3, 1933, in Akron,
Ohio, he was an ordained min-
ister and college professor.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Karolene Pansler.
Survivors include his wife of
56 years, Ruth Pansler; five
daughters, Darlene Pansler
Stamm and husband Duane,
Karen Pansler Lam and hus-
band Kenny, Karla Pansler
Patarini and husband Val, Lois
Pansler Burnette and husband
Rick and Colleen Pansler
Castor and husband Stan; two
sons, C. Eugene Pansler Jr., and
Karl F. Pansler and wife
Heather; one sister, Lois White;
16 grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today
(Thursday), from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Bush Chapel at Southeastern
University. Services will be
held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bush
Chapel at Southeastern
University. Interment will fol-
low at Oakhill Cemetery in
Lakeland followed by a recep-
tion of family and friends at the
Pansler Student Alumni Center.

The bird, a nest; the spider,
a web; man, friendship.
-William Blake


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Doughnut, Mixed Fruit,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Juice Bar, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Macaroni &
Cheese (Salad Tray, Pinto
Beans, Apple Crisp, Juice, Roll)
and Milk


WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Waffle, Sausage Patty,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Beanie Weenies (Salad Tray,
Corn, Applesauce, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Green Beans, Peaches,
Rolls) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Pizza Hot Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, French
Fries, Blueberries) and Milk


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ROSA LEE
JUDAH
Rosa Lee Judah, 78, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, May
3, 2009, at her home.
Born in Bowling Green,
on Oct. 24, 1930, she was a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County. She was a' nurse's
side for G. Pierce Woods
Hospital and a member of
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist
Church. *
She was preceded in death
by her husband, William P.
"Bill" Judah; one daughter,
Roseanne Carey; one grand-
son, Michael Shane Neads;
and one great-granddaughter,
Katie Neads.
Survivors include two
sons, John T. "Buddy" Judah
of Wauchula and John W.
"Billy" Judah and wife Sheri
of Zolfo Springs; three sis-
ters. Myrtle Bass,~of Lake-"
land, Alice Mrtchell of
Bowling Green I ':t Estelle
Dunn of Waverly Hall, Ga.;
three grandchildren, Phillip
Wayne Neads of Wauchula,
Clinton "Bud" Judah of
Wauchula -and Jane Odell
Judah of Arcadia; and five
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today
(Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m.
at Robarts Garden Chapel.
Services will be held on
Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.
at the funeral chapel with
Elder Buddy Judah officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
Bowling Green Cemetery.



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Wauchula



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THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Jj4ce, Milk
Lunch: Pigs in a 'Blanket
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Greens, Cole Slaw, Peaches)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Pears, Cinnamon Toast,
Milk
Lunch: Hot Pocket Pepper-
oni Pizza (Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Potato Rounds,
Blueberries) and Milk


Men's Church
League to Meet
Anyone interested in join-
ing the Men's Church
League Basketball teams 'is
invited to a meeting on
Monday, May 18 at the old
Junior High gym.
The meeting will begin at 6
p.m. and is for ages 15 and
up. For more information cill
Carl Colman at 781-9641.

Yard Sale
At School
The Bowling Green Ele-
mentary School Relay for
Life team will have a yard
sale this Saturday.
The sale will begin at 8
a.m. and last until noon. It
will be at the bus loop at the
school.

Beware Of
Phone Scam
Bowling Green Police
Dept. Capt. Brett Dowden
warns of a scam of phone
solicitation asking for a cred-
it card payment in order to
receive a gift or award.
A reputable company
would not. ask you to send
money. Don't reveal person-
al or bank information to
anyone on the phone that
you. don't - know, says
Dowden.

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SAMUEL JEREMIAH
WILKINS
Samuel Jeremiah Wilkins,
20, 6f Wauchula, died Sun-
day, May 3, 2009, in an auto-
mobile accident outside of
Wauchula.
Born in Avon Park, on
June 16, 1988, he worked at
Hearn's Produce and was of
the Christian faith. He was a
,member of the First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green
and served in the U.S. Army'
where he was an expert rifle-
man. He was a past member
of Awanas, Hardee County
Sheriff's Explorers club, 4-H,
and Shooting Sports club. He
was also part of the Hardee
Junior High and Hardee
Senior High School band.
He was preceded 'in death
by his father, Jack W. Wilkins
Sr., and sister Carole Anne
Wilkins.
Survivors include his
mother, Janice E. Wilkins of
Wauchula; three brothers,
Jack W. Wilkins Jr. and
fiance Stacy Parks ' of
Bowling Green, Joseph A.
Wilkins of Wauchula, and
James B. Wilkins and wife
Gretchen of Bowling Green;
six sisters, Juanita A. Wilkins
and fiance David Trevino of
Wauchula, Janet L. Perez and
fiance Felipe Cornelio of
Wauchula, Kara Carina Her-
nandez of Mulberry, Lydia
Hernandez of Homestead,
Michelle Beck and Nikki
Beck of Bay City, Texas; five,
.aunts; six uncles; and 18
cousins.
Visitation will be today
(Thursday) at 3 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green with services begin-
ning at 4 p.m. with Brother
Wally 'Helms, Rev. Blake Al-
britton, and Rev. Jim Willi-
ams officiating. Interment
will follow at Fort Green
Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to Paralyzed
Veterans of America, Florida
Baptist Children's Home, or
Hardee County Sheriff's De-
partment Explorers club.

Brant Funeral
Chapel
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Poetry Winners Show 'The Beauty of Nature'


The Beautiful River
By Karley White
- Third - Elementary
That talking waves,
Clash against the bank.
Because of your beauty,
You cause my face to go blank.
I walk and push the
aCat tails out of my way.
And find a place to sit,
With you beauty, you brighten my day.
As I sit I see frogs jumping from lilly,
To another the slimy frogs give me a silly,
Look as they catch a fly.
I see you shining up at me.
Oh, how you shimmer.
I love to see you under the sun.
You, the most beautiful river.





Beautifully Invisible
By Mesqua Fields
First - High School
The wind blows outside my window,
Begging me to let it in.
Yet somehow ...
I can't comprehend its words.
The trees are its hand.
They tell me in sign language,
As they sway back and forth.
Though even as the wind,
Harshly wafts the trees...
They are not moving.
As the birds fly by,
I hear their mesmerizing tunes.
Their songs of happiness and joy -
Though they're sweetly sang
with intricacy -
Are translated in my ears,
As songs of sadness and remorse. C'r
S'Whyis this??
I can see ALL of my surroundings ...
But nothing's really there.
It's almost like I'm living in
two places at once.
But I can't understand why ...
Maybe, all of Earth's lies, and hatred...
Are covering up the natural beauty,
That we - as optimists, wish to see...
This is not the way,
Nature was to be intended.
They have made the beauty invisible.





Bees
By Priscilla Garcia
First - Elementary
My eyes wonder in the trees,
Following a bright, yellow creature flying
in the breeze,
It lands gently on a blooming flower enjoy-
ing nectar,
It moves along from flower to flower
spreading pollen in a sector.
As I look around, I see millions of
these creatures,
I study closely all their beautiful features,
All of them almost the same with stripes
and wings,
All ready to bring honey to their round
shaped home.
I go forward to them and hear a
stupendous noise,
I hear in great rejoice,


I see a pointy thin stick at the end of
the flying thing,
As I get closer I feel a pain on top
of my earring.
I step back to stay away from them,
They slowly all disappear in their den,
I start to wonder, "What could those be"?
I turn to the hive and say
"Of course it's' a Bee!!"


The Beauty of Nature
By Rayna Parks
Third - Junior High
I stare out the Window,
Longing to ride my bike across the hills.
Instead I watch as water falls from the sky,
I don't mourn too-much for Florida has
needed this,
BOOM!
Crack!
Thunder Roars,
Lightning Strikes!
The Rain has died down.
I grab by coat & boots,
SPLASH!
I jump in a puddle!
A few days later,
Everything has bloomed!
Flower after flower,
Daisies, Hibiscus,
Yellow, Red, Pink!
Green Galore!
If you look real close,
You can see Caterpillars
munching on grass,
Butterflies sucking Nectar,
So Beautiful,
Nature.
And that is the beauty of nature!





Rainbow
By Jennifer Napier
Second - Junior High
This bright and golden band, across the big
blue sky,
is God's forever promise,
He will never let it die.
This band is God's pact, with his great
green Earth,.
it represents His love for us,
since He gave us birth.
Its colors clear and bold,
shine across clouds,
like Jesus crown of holiness,
it sparkles bright and loud.
After each spring shower,
that the Earth receives,
the band spreads 'round the Earth,
its beauty clear to see.
And after the great flood,
Noah began to glow,
as he saw God's promise,
that He called rainbow.




By Michelle Shepard
Third - Adult
As I sit
And watch clouds roll by
I think
And often wonder "WHY"?
Why do waves rise and fall?
Why aren't turtles ten feet tall?
Why do rainbows come after the storm?
Why does the summer have to feel warm?
Why are sunflowers sturdy and proud?
Why is a hurricane scary and loud?
As soft breezes
Make the grasses bow
I think
And often wonder "HOW"?
How does and eagle know how to soar?
How does a lion learn how to roar?


How many bees does it take to
make honey?
How does the day always stay sunny?
How can a dolphin jump high in the air?
How does a colt grow into a mare?
And as I wonder,
I hear a Voice say,
"My dear child,
I simply made it that way."


The Hardee County Public Library recently held its second annual "The Beauty of
Nature" poetry contest, sponsored by Mosaic and the Friends of the Library. Pictured
Parks, junior-high division; and Michelle Shepard, adult division.
Parks, junior-high division; and Michelle Shepard, adult division.


My Mother Nature
By Maria Diego
First - Junior High
I sit under a young, brown tree
near a clear, glistening living stream.

I sit and feel the cool gently breeze
rub against my skin and go
through my hair

I close my eyes and imagine a place
with many ponds and streams and trees.

A place where animals can run
and leap free
fly in the sky and swim in the
ponds and streams

A place that can be easy to find
and that I can call My Mother Nature

Where the flowers bloom and grow,
there is nature.
Where the sunlight shines its rays,
.. ~here is nature.

Anywhere there is life there is nature.
Anywhere the wind goes, there is nature.

My mother nature is wonderful
and full of life,
It contains its own body and life within.

A waterfall as a running heart
The sun as its head and face

The trees are the whole body
of arms and legs
The flowers are patterns of cloths

And the animals are the many lives
that the body will have

A few more years go by and it is
still beautiful,
But it is not as big as it used to be.

My Mother Nature is alive
but if only there was a way
to keep My Mother Nature like this
Forever.


By Kylie Mirabella
Second - Elementary
The beauty of nature comes from God
Heat comes from the sun
Elephants stomp around
Beauty is everywhere
Everything is alive
Apples grow from trees
Umbrellas are needed for rain
Trust nature to grow
Young sprouts start to live
Ocean waves are calming
Frosty ice in wintertime is cold
Nature is beautiful
Animals are cute
Trees are tall
Up in the air are clouds
Roots are under plants
Earth is filled with beauty


Quercus Agrifolia
By Peter Preston
First - Adult
They play it safe.
Most trees grow straight.
Secure and content in their place
they chose the path of least resistance.
How unlike live oaks,
Who stretch and strain,
Twist and snarl bark and bend,
Sneer and tear limbs scoffing
At the invincible guardianship of gravity.
Floral siblings ride their strength;
Straped leaved air plants and vines galore,
Hammock ferns and flames
of Spanish mosses,
Dragging lush fungi and human
eyes across
The unyielding expanse of their
meanderings.
I choose to-admire how they continuously
Test the limit of their possibilities.
Far reaching a6 wearily complacent
When one has fallen and all once within
The limits of their living shade feel sorrow.




Sanibel Sunset
By Louise Gantt
Second - Adult
As the sun sinks toward the horizon,
shell seekers bend toward
the beach
looking for that perfect discarded home
of a marine organism.
These mortals intent upon their search do
not usually lift their head
until the sun becomes a huge red orb
nearing the distinct line where the sky
meets the sea.
Puffy, purple clouds begin to pile their way
to the horizon; clouds
in many shades of pink and purple
join them in their procession with the sun
as it sinks slowly in the western sky.
Just as the majestic crimson sphere
disappears behind this horizontal
plane, the shell seekers and other humble
humans look up to see a
Green Flash!

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Coming in at second place for their nature poetry were Kylie Mirabella, elementary divi-
sion; Jennifer Napier, junior-high division; and Louise Gantt, adult division.
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Placing first in "The Beauty of Nature" poetry contest were Priscilla Garcia, elementary
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According to recent research,
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NOTICE

DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN
STINE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP LTD &
JOSEPH K LOPEZ SR PRTNS LTD &
EDWARD S SCHONTAG JR

AND THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
All interested persons are hereby notified that a proposal from Stine Family Partnership
LTD & Joseph Lopez Sr Prtns LTD & Edward S Schontag Jr will be presented to enter
into a Development Agreement with the City of Wauchula. The conditional zoning classi-
fication is P-1 (Professional/Neighborhood Commercial) with a conditional Future Land
Use Map Designation of Single Family Residential. The conditional Zoning Maximum
Density (units/ac) is 1.0 FAR. The conditional yard setbacks are: Front - 20', Side - 10',
Back - 30'(per zoning lot). The property is legally described as:
PARCEL ONE:
A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 5 AND
RUN NORTH 89 31'54" EAST AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
NORTH 1/2 A DISTANCE OF 1322.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 31'54" EAST AND ALONG THE SAME LINE
A DISTANCE OF 507.52 FEET TO A POINT, SAID POINT BEING 814.48 FEET
SOUTH 89 31'54" WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTH
1/2; THENCE SOUTH 00 14'40" WEST A DISTANCE OF 743.61 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 42'07" EAST A DISTANCE OF 248.64 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 01'25" WEST A DISTANCE OF 252.91 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 26
42'02" EAST A DISTANCE OF 72.86 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 36'30" WEST
A DISTANCE OF 254.23 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF
SAID NORTH 1/2; THENCE SOUTH 89 30'49" WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH
BOUNDARY A-DISTANCE OF 771.30 FEETpaTHENCE -NORTH' 00 30'17"
WEST A DISTANCE OF 1319.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUB-
JECT TO ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AND SUBJECT TO A DRAINAGE EASE-
MENT BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 12.00 FEET OF THE
EAST 530.00 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY; AND LESS
AND EXCEPT A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID NORTH 1/2 AND RUN SOUTH 89 31'54" WEST
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2, 814.48 FEET FOR A POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 31 '54" WEST AND ALONG
THE SAME LINE, 208.71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 14'40" WEST, 208.71
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 31'54" EAST, 208.71 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
14'40" EAST, 208.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL BEING SUB-
JECT TO ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
AND
THE EAST 330.50 FEET OF THE WEST 1322.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 1/2
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
PROPERTY ID: 05-34-25-0000-03750-0000

PARCEL TWO:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PROPERTY ID: 05-34-25-0000-03410-0000

PARCEL THREE:
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4,
LESS THAT PORTION LYING SOUTH AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 64A, SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
AND
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY. FLORI-
DA.
PROPERTY ID: 05-34-25-0000-03270-0000
PARCEL FOUR:
A PORTION OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT A POINT WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8 INTER-
SECTS THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 64A,
A/K/A WEST MAIN STREET; THENCE S 54000'20" W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 681.97 FEET; THENCE N 00014'42" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 398.63 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 8; THENCE N 89047'05" E ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF
553.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL ID: 08-34-25-0000-02470-0000

The proposal will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
June 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Upon receipt of the proposed Development Agreement from Stine
Family Partnership LTD & Joseph Lopez SR Prtns LTD & Edwards S Schontag Jr, a copy
of the proposed Development Agreement can be obtained from the office of the Cjty
Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any interested persons)
will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim
record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Holly Collins
City Clerk 5:70







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Tax Credit Scholarships


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The year is quickly flying by
and it's time again to gather up
household hazardous waste and
dispose of it for free.
This Saturday will be the first
time that residents can bring old
TVs and other electronics and
dispose of them free of charge.
From 8 a.m. to noon, the
landfill will receive hazardous
discards from residents for
environmentally safe disposal.
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up to 60 pounds of household
hazardous waste for free.
Accepted materials include
garden pesticides, herbicides,
insecticides, household chemi-
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car batteries, florescent light
bulbs, pool chemicals, wood
preservatives like stains and
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papers, glass and cardboard.
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CRTs, mouses, micro faxes, old
fax machines and shredders are
also welcome recyclables.
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flares or ammunition; explo-
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Saturday for proper disposal at
current contract prices. Those
that generate more than 220
pounds but less than 2,200
pounds may call for pick-up at
their place of business.
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Memory Lane


WOW! What a lot of miscellaneous sports news!
It seems there's a lot of information coming out of the wood-
work, so to speak.
All of the Spring sports have finished up and we are looking
forward to the Spring Football Classic at Lake Wales on May 29 at
7:30 p.m. when the Wildcats take on the Highlanders.
Baseball finished up in the opening round of the district play-
offs, when Hardee lost 4-1 to DeSoto, ending the Hardee careers of
Brek McClenithan, Michael Dixon, Ben Krause, Adam Cartwright
and Tyler Robertson. There's a good group of underclassmen,
including pitchers, coming back.
Softball also has finished up for Krystin Robertson, Amaris
Garza, Chelsea Owens and Miranda Powell. f
Junior Chelsey Steedley isn't finished. Her summer is just
beginning as she was selected to play on the University of South
Florida Mini Bulls 18 and under team. The daughter of Tim and
Bettye Steedley of Zolfo Springs, Chelsey will play outfield or
shortstop for the travel team which will play at Jacksonville,
Clermont, Clearwater, West Palm Beach and several college show-
case .series at Las Vegas, Kissimmee Gold, Tampa Mustangs,
Rising Stars and Ronald McDonald. That season of weekend
games runs from May 16-17 to Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
Tennis and track have also finished up their seasons. Coach Ken
Leupold may have summer tennis sessions. Watch fot further news
on that.
Also finished in Hardee Junior High School volleyball. My
apologies to Tara Deeson, who was not there on photo day, and
inadvertently left out of listing eighth grade players.
There's belated congratulations for four. local youth who are
going on to nationals in the Pop Warner youth football academics.
Sixth graders Meagan Shivers and Patrick Carlton, and fifth
graders Claudia Klein and Nathanial Albritton :will represent
Hardee County at Coronado Springs at Disneyworld May 22-23.
Students (football players or cheerleaders) have to carry a 97 or
above grade point average to be chosen as an athletic scholar.
For general sports information, the Florida High School
Athletic Association has decided to cut back on the number of
games in all sports but football. For the next two years (2010-2011
and 2011-2012) there will be a 20 percent reduction in all sports.
Baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball will change from 25 to
20 games a season (not counting pre- or post- season). JV is cut to
15 games. There are similar cuts in other sports. The $26,000 raised
in the recent Mosaic Athletic Benefit Golf Tournament will help
other sports.
Men's Church League is playing three nights a week, but has
been saddened this week by hearing of the Sunday morning crash
which took the life of young Sam (Jeremy) Wilkins and severely
injured Quinton Blondell and Misael (Mike) Gomez. Let's keep
these families in our prayers. Also pray for, the paramedics who
reach the scene and have to care for these young men.
Youth baseball and softball are under way. Games are played at
Farr Field, Heine fields or the Recreation Complex fields most
evenings of the week.
Coming up is a boxing extravaganza featuring Florida boxers
vs. a group from Philadelphia coached by Troy Carter, a former
boxing coach here. The bouts will be on Junel20 at Turner Civic
Center in Arcadia, primarily against boxers under Hardee High
graduate Trampus Fillingim, who has a gym in Arcadia. One of his
1.9-year-old boxers, Shane Tenney won the 119-pound state Golden
Gloves and is headed to the Golden Gloves Nationals. Jamaal
Henfield, age 21, won in the novice super heavyweight class
At the June 20 event, pro boxers, Jeff Lacey (super mid-"
dleweight champion 165 pounds), Winkie Wright (178-pound
champion), Mike Berto (154-pound champion) and our own Edner
Cherry will be there to sign autographs along with lady boxers Lisa
Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey and Nicole "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Martin.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the 20-or-so bouts will begin at 6
p.m. General admission tickets are $15. Ringside tables for six are
$150, including the server. For more information, call Trampus at
863-990-2031.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail me at news.heraldadvocate@embarq-
mail.com or call me at 773-3255 with news for this biweekly col-
umn. The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for
events which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon
Monday.

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If you haven't been seeing the quantity or quality of game
you'd like, you may want to consider applying for a special-oppor-
tunity hunt. For the past 12 years, the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission has offered these unique fall-season
hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail on the state's best pub-
lic hunting lands.
Maybe it's time you look into getting in on the action and
experience the hunt of a lifetime. These extraordinary hunts offer
large tracts of land with an abundance of game and low hunting
pressure. These special-opportunity deer and wild hog hunts take
place on the Fort Drum (Indian River County), Lake Panasoffkee
(Sumter County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County) and Green
Swamp West Unit (Pasco County) wildlife management areas.
Fort Drum has several gun hunts on its 20,858 acres, each one
costing $50, should you get drawn. Besides taking 18 deer, hunters
bagged 45 hogs there last year.
Lake Panasoffkee offers archery hunts on the 8,676-acre tract.
Hunters harvested 35 deer and 64 hogs there last season.
Triple N Ranch has two general gun deer and hog hunts, and
28 deer were taken off the 15,391 acres last year, and so were 49
hogs.
Green Swamp West Unit is where James Stovall took the
state's highest-scoring deer on record, a 25-point nontypical that
netted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took the trophy buck in
1999 after getting drawn for the special-opportunity archery hunt.
The area offers archery and gun hunts on 34,335 acres. Last year,
hunters bagged 58 deer, and 319 hogs were taken from there.
The FWC also has week-long released-quail hunts on
Blackwater Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you
must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. There's just one
$100-permit available for each of the 16 weeks, and if you're lucky
enough to draw one, yot and up to three of your friends will have
the entire 590 acres to yourselves.
If you'd like to apply for any of these great hunts, the first
thing you'll need to do is get a "2009-10 Special-Opportunity Fall
Hunt Worksheet," available at MyFWC.com/Hunting.
You can submit your completed application at www.wildlifeli-
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The application period runs through midnight on May 31.
These coveted permits are selected by random drawing, and
you may apply for as many hunts and dates as you like to increase
your chances of being selected. You must include a $5 nonrefund-
able fee for each hunt you apply for, though hunters are limited to
drawing only one permit per hunt.
If you're selected in the random drawing, you should receive
an invoice about mid-June.
Whether still hunting all by yourself or dog hunting with fam-
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Post Offices Handle More


Than Mail In Food Drive


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
All this week, letter carriers
from the county's four post
offices will be picking up more
than mail.
Each post office is participat-
ing in the 17th annual Letter
Carriers Food Drive.
Hardee County post offices
are a part of the Suncoast
District, which has collected
over half a billion pounds of
food over the past 17 years. The
district was tops in the country
last year, with over six million
pounds collected, according to
Zolfo Springs Postmaster
Gloria Jameson.
Although the official day for
the drive is� this Saturday, at
least one local post office has
started early.
The Zolfo Springs Post
Office began taking in canned
foods on Monday.
Letter carriers have been col-
lecting canned foods that cus-
tomers have set out beside their
mailboxes. Citizens also have


dropped off non-perishable
items directly at the post office,
according to Jameson.
"We have already picked up
two to three grocery carts full of
canned food," she said.
Last year, Hardee County
collected 8,500 pounds of food
for the event.
This year the Zolfo Springs
Post Office is getting help from
students at Zolfo Springs
Elementary School.
Jameson said Principal Jan
Beckley agreed to having the
children participate by bringing
in canned foods from home.
The food has been collected
daily from the school and stored
at the post office.
Every can of food that the
four post offices receive will go
straight back to Hardee County.
The reason behind that is locals
will get a chance to help locals.
"All of the food that is donat-
ed is going to be given to the
Hardee Help Center in Wau-
chula," said Jameson.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
- Update on Commissioner Dale Johnson's trip to
Washington, D. C. about U.S. 17, 8:35 a.m.
- Application for federal drug grant and grants about violence
against women, internet crimes against children, etc., 8:50 a.m.
- Cemetery donation to the county, 9:05 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.

Wheat is thought to be the most widely grown plant in the
world. It has been cultivated for more than 7,000 years in every
continent except Antarctica.

Peanut butter was invented as a health food by a physician who
was concerned about the nutrition of his elderly patients.


The Zolfo Springs Post
Office has around 3,000 cus-
tomers in the rural area, and
each one received a grocery bag
and a post-card reminder for the
food drive.
Anyone in the county may
leave canned food by his mail-
box to be picked up by carriers.
Residents may also bring
canned items to the Zolfo
Springs Post Office, located
beside the Circle K on U.S. 17
South, or to the post offices in
Wauchula, Bowling Green or
Ona.




MISSING!


COURTESY PHOTO
The search for 15-year-old
Chrystal Gallegos still con-
tinues as the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office
works to locate this young
girl, missing since Jan. 18.
She was last seen in
Bowling Green at 9 that
night, and is considered a
runaway. The teen is 5'2"
tall and 135 pounds, with
brown hair and brown
eyes. If you have seen this
girl or have any informa-
tion concerning her where-
abouts, contact Det. Sgt.
Johnny Shivers at 773-0304
extension 260, Det. Julie
Bridges- a extension 312,
or e-mail to misstngchil-
dren@hardeeso.com.


VINTAGE VEHICLES


PHOfOS BY JIM KELLY
The parking lot at Wauchula State Bank traveled back in time on Wednesday of last
week as several vintage cars and trucks sat on display in honor of the bank's 80th
anniversary. The vehicles represented those that could have been found parked there
in the various decades of the bank's history. Shown here (top) is a car from the bank's
first year in business, a 1929 Model A Ford sedan owned by J.H. "Jimmy" Fields of Fort
Green. The 1941 Plymouth pickup truck (below) belongs to Robert Smith of rural
Wauchula.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Lindsey Barone & David Lugrin
Lindsey Barone To

Wed David Lugrin


Richard and Terry Barone of
Bowling Green announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Lindsey Frances Helena Barone
of Collinsville, Va., to David
Thomas Lugrin of Gainesville,
the son of Thomas and Debra
Lugrin of Naples.
The bride-elect is a 2003
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. She is a 2008 honors
graduate of the University of
Florida, with a bachelor's de-



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Weddir
' Lacey Jo Gulliver of Wau?
'chula has announced the plans
frbr her upcoming marriage to
Cory Andrew Crutchfield of
Wauchula.
. The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Paul Gulliver of Brad-
enton and Debbie Gulliver of
Wauchula. The prospective
groom is the son of Chas and
Michelle Crutchfield of Wau-
chula.


gree in art education.
The prospective groom is a
2003 graduate of Gulf Coast
Senior High School in Naples,
and will graduate with a bache-
lor's degree in physics and
mathematics from the Univers-
ity of Florida this year.
Plans are being made for a
Friday, Oct. 9, wedding at St.
Peter's Catholic Church in
Naples.



.rutchfield

ig Plans
',T e coipl8' will exchange
marriage v ws this.-Saturday at
the First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula. 'Music
will begin at 4 p.m., with the
ceremony commencing at 5
p.m.
A wedding reception will fol-
low at the church fellowship
hall.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.,


SUNDAY MORNING BLUES
Many churchgoers think the sermons they hear each week are
meant to challenge them to give more and be more loving to every-
body. That's why they find 52 sermons on this same theme to be
boring.
Actually, they feel they are already doing the best they can and
need to be congratulated rather than challenged.
They try to sit as far back in the chapel as possible but when
they are sometimes late, they have to take a pew closer to the front.
Occasionally they are directly in the line of fire.
It wouldn't be so bad, but the preacher often fastens his gaze
(or so it seems) on latecomers. It makes some people uneasy, but
what can they do but slouch in their pew and study the bulletin?
And there, in the bulletin they see all the other church activi-
ties attended by faithful churchgoers: choir practice, prayer meet-
ing, usher meeting and any number of youth meetings.
If only there were a day or two added to each week, a man
could keep up with these get-togethers. As it is, there is hardly
enough time to take care of home and work duties.
However, in the average evangelical church there is no effort
to turn out cookie-cutter Christians who get kicks from attending
meetings. Church is a way to review the teaching of the Bible. In
the process, some discover they can't live up to the Bible standard.
without the supernatural help of God Himself.
With this valuable insight, a few come to realize that the
church is the'ideal place to sacrifice and serve.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Wauchula City Manager Rick Giroux spoke to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club on March 31 at the Panda
Restaurant. He was hired as the, city manager in February
2005. His goals include developing infrastructure, pro-
moting the city and finding new revenue sources.
Wauchula is centrally located in the state and needs to
create new jobs. Projects include tripling the size of the
wastewater plant, adding a fifth deep well for water, and
improving the electrical substation. The sewer plant has
already been doubled in capacity to two million gallons a
day. The goal is three mgd. The new well will be adver-
tised for bids in mid-2009 and be completed in February
2010. The substation job is ready for bid and should be
completed in March 2010. Megawatt capacity will be
increased from 16.2 to 49. The city is asking the federal
government for $35 million in stimulus funds. The city is
borrowing money from the state for 30 years at 2.2 per-
cent interest. Shown (from left) are Giroux and city
finance director James Braddock.


Wednesday Musicale To

Hear Scholarship Hopefuls
The Wednesday Musicale during the fellowship time,
will welcome three students which begins at 3:30, wiJl be
from Hardee Senior High Tito Terrell and Ann Sasser.
School at its final meeting of Officers for 2009-11 will be
the club year on May 13. installed by current First Vice
The students are pursuing the President Dot Bell. Chosen to
club's annual scholarship avail- serve as leaders of the organiza-
able to those graduating seniors tion for the next two years are
who are planning to continue Jill Southwell, president; Judye
their music education. Mercer, first vice president; Dr.
The 4 p.m. program, to be Sylvia Collins, second vice .
held at the Wauchula Woman's president; Joanne Douglas,
Club building, 113 N. Seventh recording secretary; Ann
Ave., will feature one pianist Sasser, corresponding secre-
and two vocal soloists accom- tary; and Claudette Kemen,
panied on the piano by David treasurer.
Radford, Hardee High choral President Collins invites the
director. Concluding the pro- public to attend. For further
gram will be music provided by information, call her at 773-
high-school staff members 6251. or Bay Ridge District
Peter Preston and Jan Brutus. President Bess Stallings at 773-
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COURTESY PHOTO
Fourteen young men were inducted into the Squires Circle of the San Miguel Council 13039 of the Knights of
Columbus at St. Michael's Church in Wauchula on April 14. This is the first such circle to be created in Hardee
County, and it promotes youth activities that are athletic, intellectual, patriotic and social in nature for young Catholic
men between the ages of 10-18. Inductees included No6 Delgado, Christian Garcia, Gloigens Metayer, Livenson
Metayer, Edgar Narvaez, Julio Paulino, Sergio Paulino, Christian Deha, Arturo Ramirez, Heliodoro Ramirez, Ismael
Rodriguez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Joel Jesus Urdiera and Jose Martinez.


STATE AUDITIONS


COURTESY PHOTO
Two members of the Wauchula Wednesday Musicale assisted in the 2009 National
Federation of Music Clubs' 21st annual ballet auditions in Lakeland on April 25. Shown
(at far right) with the winners are Wednesday Musicale members Bess Stallings and
{Dale Mahnken. Pictured (from left) are competition judges Maria ,ude and Anna
,Preston, FFMC dance chairman Dr. Isabella Laude, winners Shiloh Hodges of Lakeland,
second runner-up Dawn Gierling of Malabar, Stallings, who served as registrar, and
Mahnken, who assisted the ballerinas. Preston is the sister of Hardee resident Peter
Preston. The winners receive cash awards in this annual competition.


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blessings, and minimizes
misfortunes; it is a unique
remedy against ad-versity,
and it soothes the soul.
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Football
Party Fetes
2-Year-Old
Zachary Simmons, the son of
David and Joni Simmons of
Bowling Green, turned 2 years
old on April 3.
He marked the occasion with
a birthday party held on Satur-
day, April 4, at Paynes Creek
Historic State Park in Bowling
Green. Theme-for the party was
Football.
HeIpipg:,Lhjm; ,plebrate were
grandparents David and Cheryl
Westmoreland; . aunts and
uncles Douglas and Peggy
Westmoreland, Ray and Fay
Williamson, Lichelle Griffis,
and Andy Blanchard; Rocky
and Gena Kitchens; and many
cousins and friends.

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a web; man, friendship.
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The Wauchula Kiwanis Club on April 21 learned about
seeing-eye dogs and Southeastern Guide Dogs, located
on 23 acres near Palmetto in Manatee County.
Southeastern, which will host an open house on May 23
from 9 to 11 a.m., supplies about 75 guide dogs annual-
ly. There is no cost to the recipient. Donations provide
the estimated $60,000 to raise, train and assign a dog.
Breeds include labs, golden retrievers, goldadors,
smooth-coat collies, Australian shepherds, and
Hungarian vizslas. Southeastern has provided guide
dogs to people with visual impairments since 1982 and
currently serves over 800 active guide-dog teams. A
guide dog can give a person mobility, independence and
dignity. Paws for Patriots has provided over 100 guide
dogs to service veterans. Some soldiers suffer vision
impairment from roadside bombs. There is a 26-day res-
idential stay for recipients. For information, call Patsy
French at (941) 729-5665. In photo (from left) are Marty
Peters, development manager for Southeastern; retired
guide dog Corky, 11, a smooth-coat collie; and Nell
McCauley.


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SCHOOL REPORT


CF REPORT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti recently spoke to the Hardee
Rotary Club. He said funding for schools has been reduced, locally and statewide. He
said the state budget relies heavily on sales tax. He said the March 24 special election
on spending some capital outlay funds for operating expenses could save the jobs of
30 teachers. Pictured (from left) are Durastanti, Sue Birge, Joe Jones and Arnold
Lanier.


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CF Industries presented a report to the Hardee Rotary Club on April 22 and to the
Wauchula Lions Club on April 16. CF was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in
Deerfield, III. CF is a major manufacturer of nitrogen, and mines phosphate in Hardee
County. Both are major ingredients in fertilizer. CF processes phosphate at its Plant
City phosphate complex. CF has been mining phosphate in Hardee County for 30
years, owns 25,000 acres in Hardee and has 126 employees in Hardee. CF speakers
were Richard Ghent, director of community affairs, phosphate operations; and Calli
Skipper administrative coordinator, Hardee Phosphate Complex. Shown (from left) are
Nick Katzaras, general manager of the Hardee Phosphate Complex, Ghent, Skipper
and Lavon Cobb.


LITTLE PIONEERS


DOWNTOWN ACTION


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Jessica Newman, director of, Mai4Street Wauchula Inc. and the Community
Redevelopment Agency, spoke to th ~auchula Kiwanis Club recently. 'She said CRA
funds for the city this year willJe $46,000. The CRA was established .in 1997 and
includes most of the city. The offices of the Hardee Chamber of Commerce, Main
-Street Wauchula and CRA are located at 107 E. Main St. Grillin' and Chillin' was held in
downtown Wauchula on March 27-28. Friday Night Live entertainment is scheduled the
third Friday of each month. Shown (from left) are James Braddock, Bo Conerly,
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applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
paltiheiril during the week of
-April 27-ilay 3. Listings in-
clude the name of the owner or
contractor, the address for the
project, the type of work to be
done, and the cost involved.
Only projects valued at $1,000
or more are listed.


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APPLIED


ISSUED
Dillet Frederick, Sally Place,
Wauchula, enclosure, $1,000
Peter Ships Const., Eagle
Way, Wauchula, outdoor sum-
mer kitchen with grill, $4,435.
Baxley Electric, South 10th
Avenue, Wauchula, electrical
repairs, $4,000.
Harry's Mobile Home Mov-
ers, North Barlow Road, Wau-
chula, install mobile home,
$18,000.
Mark Moye Air Condition-
ing, Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
straight cool, $4,800.
Santana Martinez Const.,'
Maple Avenue, Bowling Green,
demolition, $1,000.
David Mills Const., Park
Drive, Wauchula, demolition,
$1,000.
Branca's Air Conditioning,
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
Wauchula, mechanical repairs,
$4,800.
Mark Moye Air Condition-
ing, West Main Street, Wau-.
chula, $2,500.
BUILDING BLOCKS
All decks, walkways, plat-
forms, stairs and landings re-
quire a permit. Decks and plat-
forms must meet setbacks and
easements.


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The First Baptist Church of Wauchula's Children's Academy celebrated the county's
annual Pioneer Park Days by dressing up like cowboys. Pictured above (from left) were
cowboys Hunter Atchley, Brinson Conerly and Cason Gough. Pictured below are the
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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
If you're thinking of entering
politics this year, next Friday is
the final day to qualify for the
June primaries. The final date
for payment of poll taxes is the
following Saturday. Qualifying
fees should be paid to the coun-
ty clerk and poll taxes to the
,county tax collector.
Hardee County cucumber and
tomato growers flooded the
market this week. More than 70
carloads of these two commodi-
ties went from the cash plat-
form here, with growers receiv-
ing an estimated $60,000 in
cash.
There were six cars of


cucumbers and cars of tomatoes
on Wednesday, the biggest day.
Rain damaged the tomato crop
to some extent, but it will still
be a record crop.
Eighth-grade graduation ex-
ercises will be next Thursday,
with 65 receiving diplomas.
. Col. W.W. Whitehurst will de-
liver the graduation address.
Mrs. Weiner's Department
Store has new silk dresses for
graduation at $2.98 and up.
White shoes are $1.98 and up.
Moore Photo Shoppe on North
Fifth Avenue suggests both
'graduation ahd Mother's Day
photos. \
A.W. Kimbrough, at All-
American Store, offers specials
this weekend. Baby limas and
black-eyed peas are five pounds
for 25 cents. Apple butter is 15
cents a jar. Apricots or broken
sliced pineapple are two cans


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for 25 cents. Meat specials:
stew beef for eight cents a
pound, beef roast for 12.5 cents
a pound and Florida pork chops
for 15 cents a pound.
50 YEARS AGO
The Hardee High Sch.ool
Wildcat baseball team ig the
new champion of the Southwest
Conference Champion for
1959. The 'Cats, number one
team in the conference, downed
Dade City 6-4 in nine innings
on Friday night to win the con-
ference title.
Kale Albritton slammed a
homer over the center-field
fence with one man on to win
the championship. Named to
the All-Star team were Earl
Crawley, Pat Counts, Frankie
Albritton, Wendell Cotton and
Dewey Terrell.
Hardee County's attendance
officer program has been
thrown into limbo with the
teacher's request to return to the
classroom. The visiting teacher
follows up on each reported
absence to determine whether
the child is actually out for a
good reason or just taking the
day off.
The program began last year
when Hardee's school atten-
dance dropped alarmingly.
Most state funds are allocated
on the basis of average daily
attendance.
The Peace River was polluted
by phosphate slime for the
umpteenth time this week. The
pollution, from one of the V-C
mines east of Bartow, had
heavy brown sludge which col-
ored the entire river to below
Zolfo Springs by Sunday night.
The company claimed there
was a dam break but a pumping
operation was going on within a
couple of hundred yards of the
river and the slush was running
into the river from that point,
said Game & Fresh Water Fish
Warden Ralph Johns.
The city of Wauchula delin-
quent tax roll for 1958 lists 20
properties with taxes from
$2.50 to $210.50 overdue. Most
are under $43.
Reif Hardware Inc., in busi-
ness since 1920, is having
spring sale days, with steel
rakes at 77 cents, a fertilizer
spreader for $5.98, a fielder's
glove for $5.88, wheelbarrow
for $7.77 and barbecue grill
Sixth hood for $14.99.,
25 YEARS AGO
English Chevrolet Co. this
week will begin construction of
its new dealership facility on a
six-acre site south of Wauchula
on U.S. 17. When the work is
completed, about August, the
company will move from its
location at 122 S. Eighth Ave. in
Wauchula to the new 12,300-
square-foot facility with the
most modern equipment for
painting, frame straightening,
body work and diagnostic test-
ing.
The cuke price started out
good at $12 FOB a bushel for
super .select and is holding
steady at $10 to $12, depending
on quality. Peppers are also
bringing a good price, with
fancy at $10 FOB. Cabbage is
at the tail end of its season and
squash of all grades is "dirt
cheap."
Lewis Pace has reason to
smile. He has a good crop in his
six-acre peach orchard in the
Popash area. The peach variety,
developed for Florida, is ripe
this week.
Scotty's has sale days, with
6-6-6 fertilizer $2.57 for a 50-


pound bag, a Bellaire ceiling
fan for $29.95, a Sunbeam gas
grill for $19.95, synthetic door
mats or W-D 40 for just 99
cents and kitchen and trash bags
also for 99 cents.
Ponderosa Pine goes for 53
cents per linear foot, insulation
from 15 to 26 cents per square
foot and fiberglass shingles for
$7.96 to $8.25 a bundle or
$23.88 or $24.75 a square.
10 YEARS AGO
A pair of public hearings
could change mining and other
land use in Hardee County. One
is on the 31-page mining ordi-
nance which has been months
in the making.
County Manager Gary Oden
was recently authorized to hire
a phosphate mining coordina-
tor, whose salary and expenses
would be paid by the mining
companies, but who would
work for the county in checking
all aspects of mining here.
Three expulsions at this
week's School Board meeting
brought the total to nine for the
1988-89 school year, said
Deputy Schools Superintendent
Greg Dick. Two allegedly had a
marijuana pipe in class and
another reportedly pushed
Principal Steve Myers, leading
to a charge of battery on a
school employee.
The County Commission
considered the possible benefit
if the county went out of the
landfill business. One objection
to privatization was the possi-
bility that a private company
could decide to accept solid
waste from other counties. The
county is obligated to set aside
$110,000 a year toward closure
and monitoring costs for the
landfill.
A 5BR, 2BA 2,500 square-
foot home is on sale by owner
for $99,500. Mid-Florida
Realty has a 3/4BR, 2BA con-
crete- block home with two-car
garage on a one-acre wooded
lot close to town for only
$87,500. Topsy See Realty has.
a 2/3BR, IBA home with large
living room and carport with
utility room for $45,000. Davis
& Roberts Inc. offers a 3BR,
IBA frame home in Zolfo
Springs for $42,900.

Kindness is in our power,
even when fondness is
not.
-Samuel Johnson


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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE

Topsy See
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced
to $10,000 per acre.
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $105,000. Popash Rd.
2BR 2B 1800 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting
halfway between Wauchula and Avon Park. $120,000
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $36,000
Doublewide mobile home nestled under flowing oaks and sits on app.
5 acres beautifully landscaped with stocked pond. You really have to
see the beauty here to believe it. $139,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
Owner financing available. $75,000.
Very nice 3BR 1 Bath concrete block home in good neighborhood.
$89,000

Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
c15:7c 2634 E. Main Street * Wauchula, FL 33873













3 Bedroom - 1 Bath - $72,000
Appraised Feb. 5, 2009 for $75,000.
New roof in 2005 - New tile throughout.
New appliances, kitchen cabinets and
plumbing. Very nice den, carport,
storage room and
detached enclosed shed.




If Interested Please Call


(863) 781-1103


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



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

5101 N. Hwy 17 * Bowling Green

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


Classifieds


DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
Pumps, turbos, injectors, 1/2
price of Tampa & Orlando. Can-
remove & Install. 863-381-0538.
. 1:29-6:11p
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


1992 MAZDA PICKUP, $1,250
OBO. 773-4821. 5:7p
2003 DODGE PICKUP, $4,250
cash. 781-1062. 5:7c
2005 V6 MALIBU LT, $6,495 cash.
781-1062. 5:7c
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


Central Florida -'

Ranch & Grove

Realty, LLC

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







KELLER WILLIAMS�
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An ind epndten'Tyfwvned Brokerage
Mikey Colding
Realt
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* 127 acres, Fish Branch Road, $5500/acre.
* 155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
* Asking $6,000/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $220,000. cs,:7c


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 * Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker * James V. See, Sr., Broker


Adorable 3 bedroom/2 bath
home. Large backyard with
workshop, shed and gazebo.
Interior beautifully remod-
eled. In town. $140,000
2 Bedroom/2 Bath triple wide.
10 acres. In ground pool.
Country setting. Well main-
tained. Many extras included
with sale. $185,000
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE IIardee County.
$427,500
140 'acres with 3 homes on
Hwy 64 West. 12 miles from I-
75. A portion of the property is
approximately 4,000' long.
Plenty of room for landing
strip. $1,800,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? - Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28�
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95� acres, the other is 6.65�
acres. $99,500 each


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


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


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


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FLORIDA SALES & RENTAL INC. HANDYMAN SPECIAL - 2BI/1BA,
now hiring for the following posi- 1/2 acre .corner lot, Bowling
tion: Front Desk/Shop Helper, - Green, $30,000, seller motivated.
delivery & sdt-ups, must have dri- 781-4407. 5:7p"
very's lianse. See display ad in 32+ ACRES - treed, crossfenced,
this section. 5:7c enrinn fedl craak newilv rnmod-


INDIVIDUAL TO WORK with
developmental disabled women,
good benefits, must be able to
work any shift any day, HS diplo-
ma or GED required. Call Betty at
767-8941. EOE. 5:7-14c
NURSERY WORK WANTED -
Spraying experience a must.
Apply at Sunshine Foliage World
In person. 5:7c


eled 2/1 home, barn, cowpens &
more. NE Bowling Green,
$495,000. (863) 375-9903 or (941)
321-9200. 5:7p
3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH home on
1.96 acres, central air & heat,
work shop, carport, nearly new
metal roof, Reduced $119,900.
773-3675. 4:16-5:14p.


If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind
of heart trouble.

I 4-C Construction, LLC


Robert Cole
863-773-9351


David Cole
863-214-1471


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ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL

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R -E -A L-T'O-R S
[ (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.


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

PRICE REDUCED! Huge
house w/lots of potential.
Large corner lot zoned C-1.
Now $135,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Family
friendly neighborhood near
the Peace River!
3BR/2.5BA, CB home in-
cludes new A/C, heat pump,
floors, appliances, roof.
$164,000!

Grab your canoe, paddle,
tent! 5� acs w/deeded. access
to Peace River is native
Florida! Culvert in place!
$100,000!

Investment, agriculture,
homesite? You choose w/this
12� acs of land on SR64!
Fenced, w/cleared pasture
& trees $180,000!

Stellar location w/dble rd
frontage! 10� ac Val grove
has 6" well, diesel power
unit, drain tile, micro-jets!
$130,000!

What a great price! New
3BR/2BA, 1700�SF, CB
home in Zolfo Springs
w/carport, large yard,
tile/carpet floors! $140,000!

Frontage on SR66! 11� ac
fenced pastureland also
fronts Nursery Rd, zoned
A-1! Priced to sell at
$139,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOU IRS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON..... 832-013
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS......-..-781-ll
DAVID ROYAL ..............781-3-490
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2000 PLYMOUTH
VIN:1P3EJ46X8YN119671
8:00 A.M. MAY 21, 2009
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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PRICE REDUCED! Near
Lake Francis! 3BR/1BA
home on 0.72� ac lot in
Lake Placid. Roof & A/C
are fairly new. Furniture is
included. Three utility
sheds, a pole barn, and a
back yard pond. Wild
turkeys and deer frequently
visit. NOW $69,000!
5 lots in Wauchula have
total of 978�ft rd frontage.
Close to hospital, schools
and shopping. Call for indi-
vidual lot prices or buy all
for $95,000!
High & dry pastureland!
10� ac improved, fenced
land on private rd is attrac-
tive homesite, or perfect for
cattle/horses! $140,000!
Eastern Hardee Co! 9.6�
acs w/330' of frontage on
SR64, zoned A-1, conve-
niently located between
Avon Park & Wauchula!
$150,000!
Longing for peace & quiet?
3BR/2BA 2007 MH
w/1980�SF on 5� acs.
Includes 30'x18' detached
garage w/2 bay doors, 1/2
BA, electric, loft. $179,900!
5� acs w/paved county rd
frontage in Eastern Hardee
Co. $62,500!
10� acs w/beautiful oaks on
paved rd borders state land.
Deed restrictions to protect
your investment. $225,000!
3BR/2BA CB home has spa-
cious living rooms,
1,744�SF total & 1,560�SF
living area. Close to schools
& shopping. $125,000!














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COWS FOR SALE - 8 head, .BOWS FOR SALE- PSE Mach X, CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, $75. 863-
calves, cows & bull. 773-0718. _$400 OBO; Martin Jaguar, $225 ._781-1847. 4:30-5:7c
5:7p OBO. Both never been shot! Call ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
15 COWS BRED with black bran- Jared at 863-781-1132. 5:7p pet or are looking for a new one,
gus, $950 'each, Bowling Green. FOR SALE - 23' TANDEM axle the City of Wauchula invites you
(941) 321-9200. 5:7p trailer frame, $250; 8' fiberglass to come and see if you can find
I topper, white, $200. 863-375- the pet you're looking for. The
2578. 5:7P Waucnkhla Animal Conntrno i Isp,,t-.


FOUND - MALE hunting dog,
orange reflective collar, St. Rd 62.
Please call to describe 773-6382.
5:7p
FOUND - MONEY on sidewalk 4-
29 next to Heritage Park, Wau-
chula. Provide details to The
Herald-Advocate. 5:7dh


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BEATING A BAD economy from
home, try before you buy,
absolutely a no risk opportunity,
start today for free, www.isxpe-
rla.com/betterhealth. 863-221-
6288. 5:7-6:4p
GEORGIA HUNTING lease, 2,400
acres, $960 for one year, for more
info. call 863-773-3557, 863-781-
0158, 239-543-1799. 5:7c
UTILITY TRAILER, 4x8, tilt bed,
ramp tailgate, metal floor, good
tires, $300. Call 781-7782
BLACK MAC 220 air compressor,
$125; Jazzy chair, $200, needs
battery. 773-6424. 5:7p


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING; RAI. EST'rFAEA REAL. EASY


2 CHEERLEADING UNIFORMS,
size 7s & 12s, 100 each. 773-
4965. 5:7p


3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE, setup
included, only $39,900 with low
down payment. Call 863-675-
8888. 4:23-5:21 p


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


ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


U-PICK VEGGIES - N. Barlow -
Corn, peas, okra - open 5-4-09,
watermelons for trucks and small
trailers. Call 863-781-7174 for
info. 5:7-14p
There is no greater loan
than a sympathetic ear.


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Rentals


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10 ACRE LAND FOR SALE on HOUSE, APARTMENTS, TRAIL- "AVAILABLE FOR LEASE NOW
_ Martin Luther King in Wauchula. _ERS, lease optional, $450 month,_Lease. for either warehouse,
Includes 10" HP well, annex ready utilities., 863-773-6616, 863-445- office, or retail. Located on. W.
to the city, $165,000. 813-732- 0915. 5:7-6:4p Main in Wauchula in back-of dri-
0598 or 813-732-4343. FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA unit vers license. Approx. 2000 sq.ft.,
4:23-5:21p in Crystal Lake Adult MHP. 2 bathrooms, $750 per month "as
S Utilities & cable TV Included, $650 Is", 1 year minimum, triple net.
.y T TontTh with 250 de iosit 863-, , Call 863-781-1396. 4:30-5:28p


2BR RV FOR SALE or rent,
Crystal Lake RV Park. 767-8822.
4:30-5:7c


NEWLY BUILT 2Tf o /2-72 acres,
896 Fish Branch Rd., Zolfo. $595
first, last and security. 941-380-
1992. 5:7-28p
NICE CLEAN one bedroom apart-
ment, $120 per week, first weeks
rent, damage deposit and refer-
ence required. 773-9793. 5:7-14p
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL,
shops, garages, rest.-bar, offices,
churches, schools. 773-6616,
445-0915. 5:7-6:4p


WANE cU - rSEUINGDu uuuG -
* The furminator deshedding treat-
ments reduces shedding up to
90%. That leaves your dog and
your health less FURRY. Barker
Shop, 1067 Hwy. 17 (by Chapman
Fruit) 863-773-0547. 5:7-6:4p


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


Victor Salazar


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


JUST LISTED $142.000 Price Right!! 3/2
home on 1 acre, Progress Energy, sewer,
well, Fruit trees, built 2003, barely used
very nice location. MOVE IN READY!!
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
COUNTRY HOME!! 3 BR, 1.5 Bath total
1,758 Sq Ft only $125,900


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. BeautiflI
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
LAKE JUNE ROAD!!! 3 Bedroom, 3 Both 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.
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


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!I
SHORT SALE!! This 3/2 home could possibly be purchased for only $75,000.
IT'S 'bEFINATELY 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!!! $350.000c
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773-9571 or 863-445-0662


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5:7-6:4p


NICE 2BR/2BA HOUSE, remod-
eled interior, fenced, Inside laun-
dry, $700, security. 863-735-1339
or 863-781-7915. 5:7p
TWO BEDROOM one bath apart-
ment, $575 plus $400 deposit.
832-1984. 5:7-14p
FOR RENT - Brand new 3/2 home
with double garage located
approx. 20 minutes from
Wauchula. Monthly rental amount
of $800 with deposit of $800. Call
Jessica Smith at 863-781-1186 for
more Information. 5:7-29c


DeSoto County





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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Charming home in Sunset Park; 2B/1Bth, wood
floors, all appliances; 30X18 outside storage.
$128,000

3.16 Acres and lovely 3B/2B home built in 1990
with large rooms, fireplace, screened lanai, in
ground pool, 12x20 metal storage; this is a must
see! $125,000

3.4 Acres with 3000 sq.ft. metal building com-
piised of a 2B/1Bth apartment (800 sq.ft.) and
2200 sq.ft. workshop with commercial wiring,
roll down door, on busy highway. $135,000 Call
Delois for more details

PLENTY OF ROOM in 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

GREAT LOCATION and OWNER SAYS
BRING ALL OFFERS on this 4B/2Bth brick
home with large carport, well landscaped and
fenced backyard, 12X16 building has
water/electric.

EXECUTIVE C/B Stucco home; 4B/3Bth, fam-
ily room with fireplace, stainless steel appli-
ances in large kitchen, lovely yard with under-
ground sprinkler system. A MUST SEE!
$279,000
LOCATION IS KEY! Lovely heritage home,
3B/2Bth, with 4 rental units, currently rented,
tall ceilings, hardwood floors, plenty of extras
in this listing. $99,900


BIG APARTMENT with patio, $500
month, everything included.. 781-
1007. ' 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
3/2 1700 sq. ft, family room,
remodeled, barn, in town. 207 N.
10th Ave, $900 month. 863-781-
9140. 4:16-5:14p
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more Information. 4:9tfc
3BR/1BA 2 car garage with car-
port on 3/4 acre, outside pets OK,
$500 deposit, $700 month.
Available on April 20, 720 East
Bay St. 816-206-9483. 4:9-5:7p
MODERN LARGE DUPLEX In
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
FOR RENT - 4BR/2BA Golfview
Subdivision, $1,095 a month +
deposit of $1,500. Call 863-458-
0551. 4:23-5:15p


Bus. (863) 773-0007 �
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert
2B/1Bth completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard priced to sell at
$38,000.
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 .
B2.76 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


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


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BUILDING OFFICIAL
Salary: $51,199.56($24.62/hr.) - $70,579.16($33.93/hr.)
Wanted for the Hardee County Building & Code
Enforcement Department. Responsible for directing the
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
State and Federal laws. Knowledge of all aspects of the
Comprehensive Planning process and requirements.
Must be Florida certified as a Building Code Admini-
strator. Requires a (4) Four-year college degree in the
field of Business Administration, Public Administration,
Planning or related field. Complete job description post-'
ed on the County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to Hardee County Human
Resources Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled.
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Park has an opening for an office
position. Must have a good atti-
tude and office work experience.
Excellent pay and benefits.
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TWO BEDROOM mobile home,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
air, heat, washer, dryer, double
carport. Water, sewer, garbage,
mowing included. $650 monthly,
$650 security. 863-773-3349.
5:7p
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.
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WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


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


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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


DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
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I DO HOUSE CLEANING. Call
Patty 773-4185, references.
5:7-6:4p
CHRISTIAN LADY seeking posi-
tion in sitting with elderly. 863-
773-9978. 4:30-5:7p
JIM'S PAINTING - house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
4:23-5:21 p
GATOR HEATING & AIR CONDI-
TION Service & Repair. 863-397-
9840. 4:9-5:7p
CORHN'S LAWN SOLUTIONS -
mowing, edging, pruning, tree
trimming, seasonal, annual. Call
863-993-1889. Bobby Corhn
owner/operator. 4:9-5:7p


KITCHEN CABINETS - Build,
reface, remodel countertops.
Free estimates. 873-8086.
4:9-5:7p
W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc. -
Land clearing - demolition - tree
removal; Fencing - barbed wire,
field fence, board fence; Tractor
work - bush hog, disc. Code
enforcement clean-up discount.
Ag pole barn construction. Will
Smith, owner/operator. 863-781-
0158 or 863-773-3557. 4:9-9:24p


W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

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CITRUS TREE REMOVAL[-
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C.
Wilson 863-767-5349. 4:2-8:20p
CARING HANDS MINISTRY
HOME, adult family care, have
openings available. Put your
"loved ones" in caring hands.
781-6680. Lic#6906219.
3:19-5:21p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 3:19-5:21 p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annek,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
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SATURDAY - 8 am - 12 noon,
Bowling Green Elementary, at bus
loop. 5:7p

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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* Commercial building, south of bowling alley, Wauchula.
$125,000
* Excellent office building, Carlton St., Wauchula. $115,000
* 30 Warehouse Unit, Zolfo Springs, Hwy. 66 & 17. $110,000
* 20 acre grove, west of Zolfo, paved road. $12,000/acre
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Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


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FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7 213 Keaton
Rd., Wauchula Hills. 5:7p
MOVING SALE - Everything must
go - Saturday, 7-?, 701 East Main
Street, Bowling Green. Appli-
ances, TVs, AC window unit,
many misc. items. 5:7nc


SATURDAY ONLY - 419 N. 9th
Ave., Wauchula, 8 a.m - ? Multi-
family. Lots of good stuff. Lots of
good deals. Tires, generator,
enclosed cargo trailer, computer
desk, Kenmore dryer. Everything
must go. 5:7p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - Movies, fish
tanks, leaf blower, tools, clothes,
knick-knacks, toys, lots of good-
ies. Corner of Lisa Drive, Wau-
chula. 5:7p
SATURDAY - 8 til?, movies,
Playstation 2 games, toys, house-
hold, misc. 2741 West Main,
Wauchula. 5:7p


. FRIDAY/SATURDAY - Corner 7th
& Elm, Zolfo Springs. 5:7p
ESTATE SALE - SATURDAY,' May
9, 8-1, Corner of Hwy. 64 and
1003 Mockingbird Rd. (The
Villages at Charlie Creek). 5:7p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 3981
Denver Ave., Bowling Green.
Many items. 5:7p
S/S REFRIGERATOR with water,
ice on the door, $200, some
refrigerators for $100, some with
ice makers for $175, lots of beds
all sizes, lots of good nice
clothes, cheap, mens shirts $1
each, tables & chairs on sale,
also we have new bunkbeds
wood or metal. Edna's Place 767-
8822. 4:30c
PLANT SALE - trees, shrubs,
annuals, vegetable plants, Starke
Ave. off East Main St., BG, Friday
& Saturday, 9-4 p.m. 4:30-5:7p


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service


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


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Zolfo Springs


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


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


2� acres - Large 3BR 2BA CB home - Giant game
room - Detached 2BR apt - additional storage build-
ing - Central Air/Heat - Enjoy Country Living
$195,000.00
Mobile Home with 7.5 acres located approximately 3 miles east of
Wauchula on Airport Road. Home has 5BR, 2.5 BA - 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. $199,000.00
3.41 acres of good land with 3BR 2Bath MH close to Popash.
Central air/heat - outside storage - close but with a lot of privacy
$119,000.00
7.43 acres on Martin Luther King - City water and sewer available
- Tract close n - Ideal fro development. $110,000.00
3/1 Frame home - totally remolded - new doors, floors, paint appli-
ances - new AC/heat unit - Ready to move in $98,900.00
2BR CB home in Wauchula - Almost 2,000 sq ft under roof -
Central air/heat $89,900.00
3BR 2BA frame home - 1,900 sq ft heated area - 2,200.00 sq ft total
under roof - carport - many extras $69,900.00
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
1lN 1 Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime! oo.."N"

Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


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May 7, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9B


Range Cattle Station At Ona


Held Field Day April 16


By JIM KELLY
Of The H-erald-Advocate
The Range Cattle Research
and Education Center held ded-
ication of new buildings and the
annual field day on April 16.
The cattle forage research
center w4s founded 68 years
ago south of Ona on 2,840
acres. The center serves the
beef and dairy industry.
By land area the Range Cattle
REC is the largest of the Uni-
versity of Florida Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
centers. Another specialty is
natural resources associated
with Florida's grazing land-
scapes, said center director Dr.
John Arthington.
The Ona center has over
1,100 head of cattle grazing
both improved and native pas-
tures. Arthington said 80 per-
cent of Florida's one million
cows are located within 150
miles of the Ona center, found-
ed in 1941 through the efforts of
legislators, cattlemen and citi-
zens.
Dr. Arthington said the Ona
center is seeking financial con-
tributions of $1.5 million as its
part of UF's Florida Tomorrow
Campaign. Dr. Herb and Muncy
Chapman established the first
RCREC excellence endow-
ment. Private donations will be
matched from 50 to 100 per-
cent, depending on size, by
Florida's Major Gifts Trust
Fund.
Arthington said a growing
priority at the Range Cattle
REC is student training.
"Early planning began in
1935 when President Roosevelt
asked each county in the 48
states to make a survey of its
agricultural conditions. A sur-
vey showed 95 percent of
Hardee County was used for
beef production, that only a lim-
ited area had been planted to
improved grasses."
The Hardee Planning Board
then consisted of the County
Commission, School Board,
Farm Security Administration,
Extension service and interest-
ed citizens. Lack of funds pre-
vented a "model farm." It was
decided to ask the Florida
Legislature to establish a
branch station to serve the cattle
industry. -
S,.The Hardee Catt�iemen's
.Association accepted is idea
as a project. Three people who
worked hard on the project
were county commissioner
C.D. Ivey, a farmer from Lime-
stone; W.C. King, cattleman
- and, businessman from Zolfo


Springs; and H.L. Miller, coun-
ty agent.
An area of nearly 3,000 acres
was elected. "Much of the pro-
posed area had been sold during
the 1915 boom in 10, 20 and
40-acre tracts to people
throughout the U.S.A. In the
late 1920s when the land boom
broke most of the station area
was returned to the county be-
cause of unpaid taxes. Hardee
Farms and Ranch Inc. of Wau-
chula redeemed the tax certifi-
cates and later sold a large part
of the land to the station
trustees at $2.25 an acre. Funds
for the purchase of this land
were obtained through private
donations and grants from the
HardeL Board of County Com-
missioners."
The legislature in 1937 ap-
proved the project and in 1939
allocated over two years to
build, equip and operate the sta-
tion. The final 10 acres were
obtained in 1960 to bring the
total of 2,840 acres.
The first improvements were
made in early 1941 with the
cooperation of the Federal
Works Progress Administration.
In the fall of 1941 the station
herd consisted of grade cows
from the stations in Gainesville
and Belle Glade and 25 calves
purchased from the Stuart
Brothers in Bartow. Electric
power was added in 1946, an
all-weather road in 1952 and
phone service in 1954.
Arthington said current pro-
jects include nutritional and
management strategies to en-
hance development of heifer
and performance of brood cows
in grazing cow-calf operations,
nutritional and management
strategies to alleviate the stress
response of transported cattle,
and mineral nutrition and sup-
plementation.
Herdsman Austin Bateman
said the Range Cattle REC has
682 mature cows, 81 yearling
heifers, 24 yearling steers, 600
calves, and 34 bulls.
In July 100 replacement
heifers will be weaned off their
mothers and kept, with the rest
of the calves being sold and
shipped out West.
Major forage grasses include
Bahiagrass, Bermudagrass,
Stargrass, Limpgrass, and corn.
Detailed records. and analysis
are made of these forages.
Extensive studies are made
measuring herbicide applica-
tions and results in trying to
control hard-to-control weeds
including Smutgrass, Black-
berry and Cogongrass.


Soil and water scientist Maria
Silveira said research in Florida
has shown that Bahiagrass may
.produce satisfactorily without
phosphorus fertilization. The
optimum soil pH for Bahiagrass
is 5.5, and soil should be tested
for pH levels at least once every
three years.
"Fertilizers should be used
efficiently. Adequate soil fertili-
ty is one key to successful for-
age and livestock production in
Florida. Most soils in Florida
are deficient to some degree in
more than a single essential
plant nutrient. Unless all re-
quired nutrients are supplies in
adequate amounts, the benefits
of a single nutrient application
are not fully maximized."
Silveira said soil testing is
still the best management tool
to monitor soil fertility levels.
Optimum soil ph promotes bet-
ter root growth, which in turn
results in more efficient fertiliz-
er and water utilization by the
plants. Florida soils often ex-
hibit low pH and are considered
acidic. Lime is frequently used
to raise soil pH.
Ammonium nitrate, ammoni-
um sulfate and urea are the
major nitrogen sources used on
pastures in Florida. Important
organic sources of nitrogen
used in pastures are biosolids
and animal manure.
There are over 35 weeds in-
cluding tropical soda apple,
wax myrtle, thistles, ragweed,
prickly pear, pigweed, palmet-
to, blackberry, stinging nettle-
fireweed, kudzu, horsenettle,
honeysuckle, goldenrod, goat-
weed, dog fennel, bullrush, gal-
berry and bracken fern.
Dr. Arthington said the center
is running an experiment on site
with 24 steer calves at 850
pounds now, with 12 to be total-
ly grass-finished and 12 raised
on grass but finished for 100
days on grain feed. They will be
slaughtered at 1,100 pounds at
21 and 23 months of age. They
were weaned in July at 449
pounds. They are being fed on
Stargrass, Bahiagrass, Rye-
grass, and the Bahiagrass again.
The current cost of grain is 56
cents a pound.
He said the steers will be
taken to Gainesville, slaugh-
tered, and the carcasses careful-
ly afalyzeff6r ,. eight ield'and
quality.
The next big event at the
Range Cattle REC will be the
second annual Youth Field Day
on June 30.


PRNES ULIHR


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Greetings from Fort Green!
We had a tremendous Home-
coming service this past Sun-
day. Brother Ron Corum
preached a wonderful sermon.
A child could have understood
the message of Midnight Cry.
The choir sang some specials
and then 9-year-old Brianna
Waters began the special music,
followed by Carol Brown,
Charles Abbott and then a trio
of Charles Abbott, Shuree
Rawls and Sherman Cooper!
Sixty years spanned the ages of
the singers, from the youngest
to the oldest, but they all were
good.
It was great to visit with all
the ones who no longer attend
our church, and at any Home-
coming there is always a lot of
hugging.
Our services were dampened
by the news of Jeremy Wilkins.
He was in a tragic car crash
Sunday morning. Jeremy was
raised in the Fort Green Baptist
Church and is related to quite a
few of the members. Members
were calling each other Sunday
morning, because the TV an-
nounced that State Road 62 was
closed due to a fatal accident,
but no one could ascertain who
it was, until we reached church
and the church had been noti-
fied.
dur deepest sympathy is
extended to his mama, Jan
Wilkins. I have a photo of Jan,
Jack and Jeremy arriving at my
60th birthday party.
Another death in our commu-
nity was the sister of Betty Ab-
bott. Her sister, Tisha Ham-
brick, lived in Thomasville,
Ga., and she took her final jour-
ney Monday night of last week.
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to Betty and all the fam-
ily.
I mentioned the wind blow-
ing so hard but I have discov-
ered if you go out at night, you
will think you are at Bradenton
Beach. It is that type of wind,
pleasant and cool at night and
with some imagination, the
dead grass could be sand! Of
course, with no rain and the
temperature reaching the 90s,


we would all be sweltering if
the wind were not blowing, so
this just goes to show, God is in
charge and knows what He is
doing!
Tommy and Lisa Revell Petro
had a wonderful trip to New
Jersey to celebrate his mother's
91st birthday. Their trip covered
3,000 miles, 10 states and many
exciting stops. They spent one
night in a B&B built in the
1800s.
Lisa retraced some of her
great-great grandfather's steps
in the Kennesaw, Ga., area.
They have a Confederate ceme-
tery and battleground in that
area. All in all, they crammed
as much as possible into one
week. You really need at least
two weeks for this type of vaca-
tion.
Tisha Sasser Crews told me
that her "grandmin," Betty
Abbott, was cooking that old-
timey Sunday dinner for all the
family. The entire clan has been
gathering for Sunday dinner for
a couple of months now. Tisha
said it is just like 20 years ago,
when they all used to go eat at
Grandmin's after church.
Tisha said it sometimes feels
like she lives a hundred miles
away from her family, rather
than just the 20 miles to


Arcadia. But, she said when
Grandmin calls, she,- Bill and
Garrett come running. It is great
for her son, Garrett, to be able
to ride the four-wheerer with his
cousin, Hunter. She said it is
just like when she was a youn-
gun' riding in Fort Green, only
they rode horses. No one had a
four-wheeler.
My daughter, Avie, always
enjoyed being invited to Tisha
and Stephanie's for Sunday din-
ner. She always thought it great
that they spread a big white
cloth over the dinner table when
everyone was through eating,
just putting things in the fridge
that would spoil. This was the
custom of their family. Avie
wanted us to adopt that custom,
since it was her job to help clear
the table and we did not have a
dishwasher, so you guessed it,
the dish washing was her main
job!
Faye Chancey and sisters
went to a family reunion of her
daddy's people last Saturday.
They had a good time.
It was good to see Arthur Wo-
mack back at church Sunday.
It was also great to see Tim
Casey singing in the choir.
Remember to continue to
pray for one another and call
me with any news!


For the week ended April 30, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,341,
compared to 6,849 last week, and 6,162 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to
1.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
46.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 111.00-155.00
300-400 lbs 100.00-122.00
400-500 lbs 96.00-120.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 94.00-122.00
300-400 lbs 86.00-108.00
400-500 lbs 84.00-100.00

Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 41.00-


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


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10B The Herald-Advocate, May 7, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252009CA000039
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a Ndtional Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE M. BECERRA, A Single
Person, and HOMES OF
WAUCHULA, INC., A Florida
Corporation,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
. Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on April 29, 2009, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 27th
day of May, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.,
the following-described property:

Lot 8, Davis and Roberts
Addition to the Town of
Bowling Green, Hardee
County, Florida, as per plat
Recorded in Plat Bar 65,
Page3.

DATED this 4 day of May, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida

By: Connie Coker
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-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 7319 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 Al
2009.
B. Hugh I
Clerk of the Circui

By: Connie
Deput

In accordance with the Am
With Disabilities Act, p
with disabilities needing
accommodation to partici
this proceeding should c
the individual or agency s
the notice at Echevarria, M
Raymer, Barrett & Frappi
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800,
Florida 33606, telephone
251-4766, not later than se
days prior to the proceed
hearing Impaired, (TDD)
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-80
8770, via Florida Relay Sei


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUS
AND FOR HARDEE COU
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

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

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOS
SALE


april 22,.

Bradley
it Court
Coker
y Clerk

ericans
ersons
special
pate In
contact
sending
IcCalla,
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Tampa,
(813)
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ding. If
1-800-
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rvice.
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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-000700 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
Florida wherein HSBC MORT-
GAGES SERVICES INC, is the
Plaintiff and TIMOTHY MARTINEZ;
HONNY E. MARTINEZ; 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:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST
AND RUNS SOUTH 0
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15
SECONDS EAST, AND
ALONG THE WEST LINE
OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4
OF NORTHWEST 1/4,
808.71 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 46
MINUTES 41 SECONDS
EAST, 300.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE. . SOUTH 0
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15
SECONDS EAST 273.10
FEET; THENCE NORTH 77
DEGREES 42 MINUTES 08
SECONDS EAST 102.35
FEET; THENCE NORTH 0
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15
SECONDS NORTH, 251.69
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 41
SECONDS NORTH 100.00
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

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.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 0
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA I
FOR HARDEE COUN
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-
GREEN TREE SERVICING,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID P. MILLS; AMY MILL
EDDIE JOE MILLS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF El
JOE MILLS; JOHN DOE an
JANE DOE, Unknown Tena

Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUE
F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that p
to a Final Judgme
Foreclosure, dated April 21


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: Mineral
reservations of record,
Restrictions as to Use and
Occupancy of Deer Run as
recorded in O.R. Book 340,
page 611; Perpetual
Easement for ingress,
degree, utlilites as recorded
in O.R. Book 341, page 555;
Right of Way Easement to
Peace River Electric
Cooperative, Inc. in O.R.
Book 341, page 695;
Drainage and Utility
Easement as shown by Plat
Bar 62(2) and restrictions
as set in O.R. Book 356,
page 17, regarding SWFMD
and taxes for the current
year and all subsequent
years.

LESS AND EXCEPT THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
QUIT CLAIM DEED
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 611,
PAGE 570 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

DATED this 21 day of April,
2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing
has been furnished to Sean V.
Donnelly, Esq., 3708 W. Euclid
Ave., Tampa, FL 33629; David &
Amy Mills, PO Box 331, Zolfo
Springs, Fl. 33890; Eddie Mills,
6784 SW Georgia Street, Ft.
Ogden, Fl. 34269, by regular U.S.
Mail this 22nd day of April, 2009.


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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,
,,jnno A -.. . . . I- -:. .


200uu9, Any person claiming an
4:30o. 5:7c interest in the surplus from the
OF THE . sale, if any, other than the proper-
IT OF ty owner as of the date of the lis
IN AND pendens must file a claim within
TY 60 days after the sale.
Dated: April 22, 2009
-000040 B. Hugh Bradley
LLC., CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
"In accordance with the
LS; Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons in need of a special
DDIE accommodation to participate in
id this proceeding shall, within
nt(s). seven (7) days prior to any pro-
ceeding, contact the
Administrative Office of the Court,
/ Hardee County Courthouse, POD
1749 - 417 West Main Street,
ANT TO Wauchula, telephone (863) 773-
0074, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-
800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
ursuant Service".


nt of
1,2009,


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Braves Atop Boys Division


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Games are hot and heavy in
the oldest local group of base-
ball players.
As the first three weeks of
play finished on Friday, the
Braves had a commanding lead
with a 5-0 record.
The Rays are at 3-1, its only
lost to the Braves and having a
rainout on April 14. Behind
them are the Yankees and the
Red Sox.
Backtracking to April 20, the
Braves beat the Red Sox 15-4.
Justin Forrester led the
Braves with three runs on three
hits, including a double. He was
also left on base once. Kris
Johnson added three runs on
two hits and a walk. Chase
Revell and Vince Grimsley
each had a pair of scores and
Dustin Goodwyn and Blaine
Harshburger added solo tallies.
John Michael Chason was
stranded twice and Wyatt Kofke
and Lee Woods were also left
on base.
For the Red Sox, Garrrett
Mimbs put twin tallies on the
board. Jacob Altman and Kaleb
Bryant added a run apiece.
Campbell Aubry, Justin Rickett,
Kyle Schrank and Dustin
Scheel were also left on base.
The April 23 game between
the Rays and the Yankees was a
nail-biter, with the Rays pre-


vailing 11-8. A six-run second
inning helped the Rays to win.
For the Rays, Kramer Royal
circled the bases three times,
and Cole Choate, Luke Winter,
Garrett Albritton, Noe Navarro,
Triston Montgomery and Josh
Gonzalez came home once
each.
Mason Gough led the Yanks
with a trib of tallies on two hits
and a walk. Armando Alamia
added twin scores and Dalton
Reas, Wilson Bembry and
Tanner Gough chipped in a run
each. Austin Judah was strand-
ed twice and Timmy Steedley
was also left on base.
Last Monday's game was
another thriller as the undefeat-
ed division leaders went at, with
the Braves winning 3-1.
Revell, Johnson and Forrester
scored for the Braves, while
Navarro was the only one of the
Rays to get all the way home.
The Braves also played on
Tuesday night, breaking past
the Yankees 23- 4.
The leadoff trio, Revell,
Johnson and Grimsley, who
homered, each crossed home
plate four times for the Braves.
Forrester added three scores
and Tyler Cloud, Wyatt Mad-
dox and Dustin Garza had twin
tallies. Harshburger and Dustin
Goodwyn added solo scores.
Steedley, Mason Gough,
Alamia Ezekiel and Judah all


came around to score for the
Yankees. Reas, Servin, Chris
Tomlinson and Bembry were
left on base.
Last Thursday's game was a
16-10 win for the Yankees over
the Red Sox.
Steeedley took five trips
around the bases for the:
Yankee's. Mason Gough had
three trips to home plate, while
Reas, Servin and Judah made
twin trips and Alamia, Bembry
and Tanner Gough addbd one
run each.
For the Red Sox, it was
Altman circling the bases three
times and Kendall Grice,
Aubry, Bryant, Mimbs, Matth-
ew Frazier and Scheel each
adding run.
,On Friday night, the Rays
won 18-7 over the Red Sox.
Leadoff batter Royal crossed
home plate four times for the
Rays. Winter added triple tal-
lies, Albritton and Choate each
two runs, and Felix Esquivel,
Eric Klein, Floyd Addison, Josh
Gonzales, Willie Godwin,
Montgomery and Mason Waters
ea6h a run.
Aubry was leadoff batter and
three-run scorer for the Red
Sox. Altman added twin scores
and Schrank, Scheel and
Frazier each chipped in with a
run. Rickett eas sleft on base
twice and Bryant left on base all
time times he came to bat.


Shockers Lead Ponytails


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Shockers picked up
another pair of victories.
They lead the Ponytails (ages
9-12 division) with a 6-0
record. The Blaze also picked
up a pair of wins and now are at
3-3, ahead of the Racers and the
Lightning. The Heat, which had
no game last week, is at 3-0. It
was scheduled to play the
Racers on Monday of this week.
There were Ponytail games
only on Tuesday and Thursday
last week. In the Tuesday early
game, the Blaze downed the
'Racers 10-3.
Addison Aubry and Mara
Goodwyn led the Blaze, putting
two runs each on the board.
Alex Ullrich, Morgan Walters,
Kimberly ' Derringer, Lacey
Cumbee, Melanie Harshburger
and Ashley Baker each added a
run. Derringer, Harshburger and
Allison Farr were also left on
base.
A three-run homer by Hailey
Andrews highlighted the effort
for the Racers. She also brought
in Gemi Saunders and Ruth
Erekson. Amber Franks was
stranded.


In the Tuesday nightcap, the
Shockers scurried past the
Lightning 17-2.
Angelica Montanez, Megan
Hartman, Kendall Gough, Lind-
say Cooper, Meagan Shivers,
Brianna "Mickey" Aleman and
Ana Galvez were twin-tally hit-
ters for the Shockers. Karlee
Henderson, Breanna Godwin
and Abigail Vargas added solo-
scores. Jakaysha Lindsey was
stranded.
Kayla Garay and Kristen
Judah circled the bases for the
Lightning. Katelyn Hines, Tara
McNabb, Bailey Carlton There-
sa Cimmino, Melissa Perez,
Tatiana Juarez and Sadie Rig-
don were all left short of home
plate.
In Thursday's 5:45 game, the
Shockers skipped- past, the,
Racers 10-1.
Leadoff batter Lindsey came
home three times for the Shock-
ers. Henderson and Gough
crossed home plate twice and
Hartman, Aleman and Godwin
each added a run. Vargas, Shiv-
ers and Montanez were left on
base.
Andrews was the only batter
for the Racers to get all the way
I


home. Saunders, Brooke Dixon,
Caryssa Johnson, Franks, Erek-
son, Megan McCullough, Se-
lana Macias, McKenzie Staton
and Miika Delatorre didn't get
home.
In the 7:15 Thursday game,
the Blaze beat the Lightning 16-
2.
Farr was the only Blaze batter
to come around to score three
times. Walters, Aubry, Cumbee,
Harshburger and Courtney
Coleman each added a pair of
runs. and Goodwyn and Court-
ney Taylor added one apiece.
Baker was stranded.
Judah and Rigdon were the
only Lightning batters to come
around to cross home plate.
Garay, Cimmino and Perez
were left on base twice and
Carltoin-and Emily Albritton
were each stranded once. !
Players for the Heat, which
didn't get into action last week,
are Victoria Braddock, Arissa
Camel, Holly Hughes, Sarah
Beth Albritton, Senida Garcia,
Emily Hughes, Sabrina Stewart,
Tiffany Owens, Makayla
Deuberry, Marissa Chancey,
Peyton Hernandez and Tiffany
Flores.


STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION

NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT AND REQUEST

FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a draft permit (Permit
Application No. 0272939-001 -UC) has been developed for the reasons stated below.

The applicant, CF Industries Inc., R 0. Box 1549, Wauchula, Florida 33873, applied on
January 17, 2007 to the Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to construct
one Class V, Group 2, test injection well in order to obtain hydrogeological information to
determine the feasibility of recharging the Avon Park Formation of the upper Floridan
aquifer with non-hazardous surface water from the facility's wetland treatment system,
which consists of stormwater from on-site retention areas and treated effluent from the
City of Wauchula. The project is located at the CF Industries Hardee Phosphate
Complex, 6209 North County Road 663, Bowling Green, Hardee County, Florida.

The proposed permit authorizes the construction of well TRW-1 with a 32-inch diameter
surface casing to �75 feet below land surface (bls); a 24-inch diameter steel intermedi-
ate casing to �750 feet bls; a 16-inch diameter steel casing to �1,050 feet bls; and a 15-
inch diameter open h6oleto--1,250 feet bis. Two ground water quality monitor wells will
also be installed, recharge zone monitor well RZMW-1 and shallow monitor well SMW-1
at depths of 1,050 and 700 feet bls respectively.

The Department has permitting jurisdiction under Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.),
and Chapters 62-4 and 62-528, Florida Administrative Code (FAC). The project is not
exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that a construc-
tion permit is required for the proposed work.

The application, draft permit, and fact sheet are available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal hol-
idays), at the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Office, 13051
North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926.

The Department will accept public comment concerning the draft permit for a minimum
of 30 days following publication of the Notice of Draft Permit and Request for Public
Comments. Public comment shall be received up to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the public
meeting, as provided below. Public notice is pursuant to Section 403.815, Florida
Statutes, and Rule 62-110.106(12), FAC. A public meeting will be held on June 8, 2009,
at 1:00 pm at the Hardee County Health Department located at 115 K.D. Revell Road,
Wauchula, Florida, 33873, for the purpose of receiving oral and written comments con-
cerning this project. Please contact Bill Kelsey, RG., at 813-632-7600, ext. 421, for addi-
tional information concerning this project. Comments can be mailed to the Department
of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Office, Bill Kelsey, RG., 13051 North
Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926. After the conclusion of the pib-
lic comment period and public meeting cited above, the Department may revise the con-
ditions of the permit based upon such public comment.
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May 7, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


BGE Recognizes Its' Proud Panther' Pupils


COURTESY PHOTOS
Students at Bowling Green Elementary School were recently selected for Proud
Panther Awards for their performance during the third nine weeks of school.
Kindergarteners include (front row, from left) Marissa Calderon and Eddy Ruiz-Lopez;
(back row) Jacqueline Rodriguez-Suarez, Brittany Lopez-Perez, Garrett Tawes, Nayeli
Navarro and Itzel Magana-Navarrete; not pictured, Kaylee Gibson.


First graders who performed well were (front row,
Esmeralda Garcia, Alexander Rodriguez and Anayeli
Richardson, Ranferi Hernandez Palacios, Joni O'Bryan,
Solis and Michelle Avila.


from left) Magaly Sanchez,
Gomez; (back row) Angelica
Cory O'Bryan, Jesus Navarro-


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Third-grade students who received the Proud Panther Award were (front row, from left)
Dane Stenico, Veronica Molina and Destinee Pace; (back row) Marissa Pearson, Juan
Martinez, Christian Lowery, David Espinoza and Anwaun Hines.


Fifth graders who showed outstanding citizenship were (front row, from left) Katie
Forrester and Rodrio Rodriguez; (back row) Taylor Stewart, Luzelena Calvillo, Rosa
Ontiveros and Kaleigh Chazares.


Fourth-grade students who were recognized for their achievements were (front row,
from left) Marixa Garcia and Edgar Lucatero; (back row) Christopher Rivera, Grace
Coronado, Anabel Picazo and Terrell Simpson.


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Angels I
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The two top teams in the
Angels division tied in their
only game so far this season.
The. 0-0 garner ended on the
time limit, with neither team
able to get the advantage. Both
stand at 5-0-1, with the Pride,
Cowgirls, Pink sox and Dia-
monds following along.
There were games on Mon-
day. Tuesday and Thursday last
week. In the Monday opener,
the Pink Sox edged the Dia-
monds 9-8.
Leadoff batter Hannah Revell
came around to score twice for
the Pink Sox. Darby Sanders,
Jenna Cimmino, Rayann Kulig,
Alyssa Tatum, Alyssa Ennis,
Lexi Harris and Alexis Cimmi-
no each added a run. Morgan
Crews, Daylin Newcomb,
Rosie Fimbres, Kulig and Jenna
Cimmino were each also left on
base.
For the Diamonds, it was
leadoff batter Mallery Gough
with a pair of scores. Faith
Hays, Yasmin Ramirez, Ebony
Lee, Alexis Marple, Heather
Coronado and Catalina Longor-
ia each chipped in with solo
scores. Tamara Griffis, Miranda


[ave Twin Leaders Thunder


Smith, Marple, Coronado and
Longoria were each also strand-
ed on the base paths once.
In the nightcap on Monday,
the Pride nipped the Cowgirls
11-10.
Destiny Scheel, Savannah
Aubry, Mary Sinclair, Kristen
Burkett and Jarisa Lindsey were
each twin-tally batters for the
Pride. Logan Cunningham,
Mireya Mondragon, Taylor
Roberts, Carly . Nadaskay.
Viviana Flores and Michaela
Klein each added a run.
Anahi "Anna" Salgado, Ash-
lee Patterson, Alayrna Carranco
and Destinee Jackson-Pace with
twin-score batters for the
Cowgirls. Montana Grice and
Topanga Grice each added a run
and Kaylan Birmingham, Mari-
sol Carrisol and Josie Moore
each added a run.
The 6:30 game on Tuesday
was the thriller between the
division-leading Orange Bloss-
oms and Lady Bugs.
In the first inning, Cheyenne
Pohl and Sarah Carlton were
left on base for the Orange
Blossoms. In the second inning,
it was Rosie Rivers and Amari
DeLeon. Ally Dotson was the
only batter left on base in the
third inning, and Carlton again


in the fourth. In the fifth, only
Anabel Ramos was left on base.
For the Lady Bugs, Lyndsey
Welch was left on base; in the
second, it was Cheyanne
Gough. Desiree Ford and
Briana Juarez were stranded in
the third inning, Lyndsey Welch
in the fourth and Jamee Keller
in the fifth.
In the Tuesday game at 7:15,
the Cowgirls downed the Dia-
monds 13-3.
Salgado, Jackson-Pace and
Layla Santoyo each circled the
bases twice for the Cowgirls.
Patterson, Montana Grice, Carr-
isol, Litsy Vargas, Birmingham
and Moore, who homered, each
chipped in with a run. Lillian
Salazar was stranded twice and
Ashleigh Adams was also left
on base.
For the Diamonds, it was
Gough, Hays and Longoria
coming around to cross home
plate. Coronado and Marple
were stranded twice apiece and
Longoria, Makayla Benavidez,
Destina Garza and Griffis were
left on base once.
In Thursday's opener, the
Lady Bugs passed the Pride 17-
2.
Leadoff batter Anahi Cano,
Gough, Illeana Flores, Sarah
Welch and Desiree Ford were
dual scorers for the Lady Bugs.
Lyndsey Welch, Hannah Ford,
Keller, Nubia Gomez, Taylor
Graham. Gabrielle Allen and
Juarez added a run each.
Klein and Nadaskay were the
only Pride batters to get all the
way home. Savannah Aubry,
Cunningham and Roberts were
stranded.
In the Thursday closer, the
Orange Blossoms beat the Pink
Sox 14-2.
Shayna Harned, Hannah
Carlton and Ariana Ramos each
crossed home place twice for
the Orange Blossoms. Dotson,
Pohl, Rivers, DeLeon, Anabel
Ramos, Halley Addison, Alicia
Lopez aand Joley Pleger each
put a run on the board. Sarah
Carlton was stranded.
For the Pink Sox, Alexis
Cimmino and Revell came
around to score. Ennis and
Morgan Crews were left on
base.


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Slammers
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was the only game of the
week.
Last Monday's game between
the Thunder and Slammers was
.the only game scheduled for the
week for the 13 to 15-year-olds
in the Hardee Youth Sports girls
games. The next is today
(Thursday) between the Thund-
er and the DeSoto X-Factor.
The Thunder, who have been
slipping and sliding in wins to
the Slammers, came out on the
down side again in an 11-9
thriller.
Brooke Tyson and Bridgett
Whidden led the Thunder with
twin tallies apiece. In the team
victory, Celeste Williams, Sa-
brina Lazo, Penny McGuire,
Kimberly Smith, Isabel Abel,
Farrah Muntz and Leigh Tram-
mell all added a run. McGuire,
Muntz, Briona Speights and
Smith were all left on base
once.
For the Slammers, it was
leadoff batters Sierra Coronado
and Summer Sisum with two
runs each. Elvira Servin, Aman-
da MaNabb, Hailey Clements,
Araceli Navarro and Aleeza
Arguijo each chipped in with a
run. Naomi Erekson, Servin,
McNabb, Ana Montanez, Ni-
cole Franks and Noemi Navarro
were left on the base paths.


Friendship is the only
cement that will ever hold
the world together.
-Woodrow Wilson

The healthy and strong
individual is the one who
asks for help when he


THE GLORY OF THE LORD
The Glory of the Lord is at hand.
Daniel prophesied about this Man.
The end of times are within our reach.
God has called us to stand up and preach.
The Rapture of the church is very near.
When all God's people will soon disappear.
A one world government will appear.
Leaving the world overcome with fear.
A ruler will arise from the nations of the world.
This man, a political figure, will claim to be the Lord.
He will rise from a fatal wound to the head, and
claim to be the Messiah of which all will dread.
The false prophet sits next to this mortal man.
A religious figure who will bring havoc to the land.
The mark of the beast will be required by all.
May God save your souls; please answer His call.
But do not fear, for Armageddon is near.
Jesus Christ will reign forever and Satan
will disappear.
The Glory of the Lord is at hand.
Are you going to rise up and take a stand?
- Amy Bryan
Wauchula
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REQUEST FOR REZONE AND

FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that the City of Wauchula is requesting a
rezone and future land use map amendment, of their property, located adjacent to the
Waste Water Treatment Plant on Griffin Road. They are requesting a Zoning Classification
of P/SP (Public/Semi Public) with a Future Land Use Map Designation of Public
Buildings. The property is legally described as:

A PARCEL LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: POINT OF COMMENCE-
MENT AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, THENCE N00 02'26"E,
ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER, 325.00 FEET; THENCE N89 47'34"W, A DISTANCE
OF 94.86 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N89
47'34"W, A DISTANCE OF 122.94 FEET; THENCE SOO 02'26"W, A DISTANCE
OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 47'34".W, A DISTANCE OF 47.52 FEET;
THENCE N12 46'24"W, A DISTANCE OF 388.68 FEET; THENCE S73 09'48"E,
A DISTANCE OF 111.08 FEET; THENCE S 31 14'38"E, A DISTANCE OF
,289.49 FEET RETURNING TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL CON-
TAINS 1.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS;
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board
on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
June 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect to
this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to
ensure that such verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Holly Collins
City Clerk , II l


NOTICE

REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE AND
FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that The City of Wauchula is requesting
Annexation w/Rezone and Future Land Use Map designation-of their property located on
Griffin Road. They are requesting a Zoning Classification of Conservation and a Future
Land Use Map (FLUM) designation of Conservation. The property is legally described
as:
PARCEL A: THE EAST 557.89 FEET OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED TRACT: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SW
1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 25 EAST AND
RUN SOUTH 89 59'42" EAST A DISTANCE OF 621.88 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 59'42" EAST A DISTANCE
OF 697.34 FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH 00 10'51" WEST A DISTANCE OF
312.32 FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH 89 59'42" WEST A DISTANCE OF
708.08 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 09'02" EAST A DISTANCE OF 312.54
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, HARDEE COUNTY FLORIDA. PARCEL
CONTAINS 2.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
AND
PARCEL B: THE EAST 557.89 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED TRACT: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF
SE 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST AND RUN
SOUTH 89 59'42" EAST A DISTANCE OF 621.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 59'42" EAST A DISTANCE OF
697.34 FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH 00 10'51" WEST A DISTANCE OF
312.32 FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH 89 59'42" WEST A DISTANCE OF
708.08 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 09'02" EAST A DISTANCE OF 312.54
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL
CONTAINS 2.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board
on Monday, May 18, 2006 at 6:00 p.m., and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
June 8 2006 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect to
this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to
ensure that such verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission
ATTEST:
s/Holly Collins
City Clerk












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Men's League Sees Upsets


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four of the dozen games.
were won by a run.
Interdivisional games began
in Men's Church Softball Lea-
gue last week.
The top team in Division A
lost a pair of games. In fact,
except for one game, the games
last week were all won by
Division B teams.
As a result, St. Alfonso's
Chapel was the last of the unde-
feated squads to go down to
defeat, in fact losing two of
three of its games and dropping
to a 10-2 record. Behind St.
Alfonso's in Division A are
First Tabernacle of Zolfo
Springs, First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green Team 1, St.
Michael's Catholic and New
Vision Worship Center.
Division B fared well last
week, each team picking up
some victories. Bowling Green
First Baptist Team 2 is at the top
with a 9-1 record, but First
Christian moved up well and is
at 8-2 and Celebration Church
is at 7-5. Behind them are HoIl
Child Catholic and Northside
Baptist.
The first night of interdivi-
sional play showed some diver-
gent scores. On Field 3, in the
6:45 game, Bowling Green #2
defeated New Vision 30-6.
John McBride homered and
Mo tripled and doubled to pace
Bowling Green. Mike McCoy
tripled and Matt Tiinsley, Mike
Carte, J.J. Johnston, Blake
Albritton and Hank Baker all
doubled.
For New Vision, a Trey
Talley triple was the only long-
ball hit. Teddy, John, Jason,
Rod and Abisai joined Talley in
circling the bases once each.
The Monday late game on
Field 3 was the first of several
one-run victories last week.
Celebration upset previously
unbeaten St. Alfonso's 12-11.
Sam Rivera homered and
both Yogi Lozano and Pete
DeLuna tripled for Celebration.
Lee Valadez and Willie Gilliard
both doubled. Gilliard scored
three times.
Felix Salina homered and
J.R. Bass doubled twice for St.
Alfonso's. Eddie Strange,
Willie ,Dickerson, Bass and
Ralph Arce each came home
twice.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, in the
early game, First Christian won
31-17 over First Tabernacle.
Billy Hernandez more than
hit for the cycle for First
Christian, with a double, triple,
double, single and homer.
Travis Maldonado tripled and
doubled and Justin Battles
tripled twice and doubled twice.
Hagan homered, tripled and
doubled for First Tabernacle.
Shay Baker homered, and Eric
Mushrush, Ches Graham, Ryan
Garza and Chris all doubled.
In the Field 4 nightcap, Holy
Child took the measure of St.
Michael's 36-8.
Osles Lazarre, Jessie Reyes
and Javier Ramirez all homered
for Holy Child, with Lazarre
also doubling twice and Reyes
and Ramirez each adding a dou-
ble. Miguel Santoyo and Roy
Santoyo both tripled and Elias
Ramirez both tripled and dou-
bled.
Doubles.by Julian Garcia Jr.,
Manuel Rivera and Abel Vargas
were the only long-ball hits for
St. Michael's. Julian Jr. came
home twice and Pierre Lazarre,
Rivera, Julian Sr., Bobby
Flores, Vargas and pickup play-
er Ramiro Briones each came
around to score.


On Tuesday night, the opener
of Field 4 was a 35-25 win for
Northside over Bowling Green
#1.
Reid Benton and Shawn
Rimes both homered and dou-
bled and Mitch Landress home-
red and tripled for Northsice.
Rodger Biutus homered twice
and doubled. He was one of
four batters who circled the
bases four times apiece.
Ian Trott homered and tripled
among his five hits for Bowling
Green. Joe and Ted both came
around to score four times each.
Bryan, Josh, Jay and Trott each
touched home three times.
In the Field 4 closer, Cele-
bration topped Tabernacle 25-
14.
Brad Rimes homered and
tripled, and Andrew Hinojosa
and Bryan J. both homered for
celebration. All 13 batters came
around to cross home plate at
least once.
Hagan homered twice and
doubled for Tabernacle. Weston
Johnson doubled twice and
Nathan and Chris each also
doubled.
On Field 3, the Tuesday early
game was a 20-11 win for
Bowling Green No. 2 over St.
Michael's.
Peck Harris was the only
Bowling Green batter to cross
home plate four times, aided by
four Johnston hits. Carte,
Tinsley and Mo each came
home three times.
Carlos Salazar and Flores
were the St. Michael's batters to
come home twice each, with
seven others adding a run each.
In the late game on Field 3,
St. Alfonso picked up its only
win of the week, edging Holy
Child 16-15.
Bass homered and Brent
Gilliard doubled three times
among his four hits for St.
Alfonso's. Brad Gilliard added
a pair of doubles. Dale Roberts
was the only triple-tally batter.
Five Holy Child players each
put a pair of runs on the board.
Elias Ramirez doubled three
times and Roy Santoyo dou-
bled. Lazarre, Reyes and
Francisco Prieto joined them in,
coming home twice apiece.
On to last. Thursday night,
when First Christian conquered
Bowling Green No. I in the
Field 3 game at 6:45.
Abel Hernandez homered and
doubled for First Christian.
Billy Hernandez and Battles
each put four runs on the board.
Battles hit for the cycle plus and
Dusty, Massey-also had five
hits.
In the Field 3 game at 8:15,
Holy Child won 30-13 over
First Tabernacle.
Elias Ramirez had a half
dozen RBIs on a pair of hom-
ers, a double and a single for
Holy Child. Lazarre homered
and Eric Grace hit a trio of dou-
bles.
Johnson homed and tripled
twice for First Tabernacle.
Hagan also had three hits,
including a triple. They both
scored three times and Chris,
Eric and Cookie had twin tal-
lies.
On Field 4, the Thursday
early game was a nail-biter as
Northside nipped St. Alfonso,
9-8, its second one-run loss in a
week.
Northside was paced by Jerry
Albritton, Brutus and Benton,
who each put a pair of scores on
the board. John Roberson,
Brandon Sellers and Travis
Wiggins added solo scores.
Dickerson homered and Brad
Gilliard and Mike Weathering-
ton also doubled for St. Al-


fonso's. Raul Garcia, Strange
and Roberts touched home
twice each, and Dickerson and
Salinas each added a run.
Celebration won the Field 4
late game 30-18 over New
Vision.
Leadoff batter Willie Gilliard
homered and doubled among
five runs scored for Celebra-
tion. Valadez tripled twice
among his four trips to home
plate. Jose Alonzo and Jose
Carrillo each put three runs on
the board.
John Owensby homered
twice and doubled and Eric hit
for the cycle plus with a homer,
triple, pair of doubles and a sin-
gle for New Vision. Jason
tripled. Eric scored four times,
Owensby three times and four
other players twice each.








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By JESSICA MORRIS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Malva Williams was born on June
20, 1928, in Grassy Creek, Ky, which is
now known as West Liberty, Ky.
Malva has five siblings: one sister
and four brothers. She is the oldest out
of all of them. Her brothers are Ray,
Michael, Daniel and Garland Leach.
Her sister is Alma Godsey.
Being that Malva is the oldest out of
all her siblings, she had tons of chores.
Her chores consisted of washing dishes,
cooking, sweeping the floors, making
the beds, taking care of babies (her
brothers and sister), feeding chickens
and hogs, and hoeing in the garden.
In order for her and her-family to eat,
they had to kill and grow their own
food. Her
dad would , .
always kill - :t. . :
the hogs and i"
her mother
would kill the chickens. Some of the
food they grew was corn, beans, toma-
toes, peppers, potatoes, cabbage,
turnips, greens, onions and kohlrabi.
They also had apples, peaches,
pumpkins, blackberries and wild plums.
In the summer, they would pick the
blackberries and make jelly, jam and
fresh pies.
Her house had no running water, so
they had to go outside to the "outhouse"
if they had to use the bathroom. They
also had no electricity, which was very
hard in the winter when it snowed. For
warmth, they built a fire. For lights,
they would use kerosene lamps.
Grassy Creek was a very small place
then. It had a small population, so there
was a very small schoolhouse. The
school only had one classroom and the
class was very small. Malva attended
that same school until she went into
:-high school. Her high'lschool was big-
ger. All the teachers stayed in a two-
story house, right beside the high
school.
The school system was totally differ-
ent back then than it is now. In order to
ride the bus, you had to pay for it.
Malva's family was poor; they didn't
have much money. The bus was the
only way to school, so Malva worked in
the cafeteria to pay for her bus ride to
and from school. She also paid for her
lunch, which back then was 10 cents!
Not only did she have chores at


home, but she also had chores at school.
Her chores at school were to get water
from the creek, boil it and then put it in
the big two-story teachers' house.
The only way that her family could
wash clothes was to put them in a big
metal tub and scrub them on a scrub
board. They used the same tub they
washed their clothes in to bathe in.
Since their town was very small,
they only had a furniture store and a
general store. Malva's family didn't
have a car, so they only went into town
once a month. When they went, they
either walked or took their horse "Ned"
or the mule "Bob."
Malva didn't have a paid job until
she got to high school. Her first job was
babysitting her teachers' kids. She only
made 10 cents per hour. This job took
place during her study hall at school.
When Malva was little, there was no
church. About once every month, a
preacher would come through town.
They would have church in the school-
house. Then, when Malva reached high
school, there was Presbyterian church in
town, which they went to.
Back then, they could mention God's
name in school, so they studied the
Bible in high school. Every Friday a
preacher would come. Everybody
would go to the gymnasium to hear him
preach.
They didn't have TV. The only kind
of radio they had was a battery-operated
one. Malva had no favorite station
because it only picked up two stations
in the hills of Kentucky. Even though it
only picked up two stations, they got to
hear the "Grand 01' Opry" every
Saturday night. This was something
Malva really enjoyed.
When Malva grew up and moved out
of her parents' house, she met her
prince chariig, Benham Williams.
They moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and
had a beautiful family of six. Their chil-
dren were Jeff, Debbie, Wayne and
Gary. Malva now has a beautiful grand-
daughter and a very handsome grand-
son.
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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310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning................ 10:00 a.m.
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Thursday Service ................ 7:30 p.m.

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708 W. Grape St. - 375-3353
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................8:00 a.m.
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FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. - 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road - 773-9013
Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. - 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................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.
Bread of Life - Sunday........12:15 p.m.
The Meeting - Tuesday..........6:00 p.m.


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

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

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ...... .......... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................. 7:30 p.m.


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4475
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 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.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
..............................................6 :30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
English Service ..................I 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 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .... ............7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK


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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN


807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. - 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting.................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Priesthood ........... ..........1....... 1:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio.................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio.............. 10:30 a.m.

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. - 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
.............................................. 10 :00 a.m .
Wednesday Family Night Supper
...............................................5 :00 p .m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
................................................5:45 p.m .,
Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting....................6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ..............6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh.................. 6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
...............................................6 :30 p .m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 - gr. 5)
...............................................6 :4 5 p .m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band.......................... 6:45 p.m
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast........................ 10;45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......... 10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ..............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade..................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade................. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................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
TuesdayBible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............ 6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult * Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. - 767-6500


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

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


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

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

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

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
........... 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ....................(1lst & 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 .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ,....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 'upper ...... ...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
11 & 3, Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2-1 & 41' 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 .................. 1:00 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................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship................: :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00'p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

SEVENTH DAY


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

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


WAUCHULA
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE -
- 1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. . 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship .............. 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.'
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 10:00 a.n
Youth Service ......................6:00 p h.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m .

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee - 735-0114
Bible Study ........ ............ 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.
Worship ........... ..............1 1:00 a.m.
Evening................ ........... 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
- 64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..............iI0":00 i.in.
Children's Church.............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. .............7:00'p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ...........p7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday . . . ..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............. 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. . . ...............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South - 735-0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship................... ... 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.......................1... 0:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................1... 1:30 a.m .

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


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




FROM

THE
SOWER
MKftael A Gu.00 0 D
Mer Gcoag

A mother asked, "How can
a God of love allow His chil-
dren to suffer?"
"Do you remember," I
asked, "when the doctor
pulled a fishhook from your
hand?"
"I do," she said, "for it hurt
terribly."
"Wasn't your father there?"
I asked. "He allowed it, even
though he loved you."
"Are you saying," she won-
dered, "that because God
loves me, He allows me to
hurt?"
"Yes," I said. "The Bible
says, 'We know that all things
work together for good.' Not
all things are good, but God
makes all things work togeth-
er for our good."
Suffering? Don't ask, When
will I get out of this?" but
"What will I get out of this?"


A Mothesa Love
There is no emotion comparable to a new mother's as she marvels
at miniature perfection and is entranced by shining eyes and tiny toes.
If there is imperfection, her love is constant still, for this Is her child.
God's love is like a mother's love, He loves us always, even when
we are unlovable, because it is His nature to love and we are His
children.
Mothers never cease to be mothers, but babies do grow up...and
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May 7, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3C


- LifeLinks ...
' By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
.i -Extension Agent


* HAVE YOU THANKED A VOLUNTEER?
April was National Volunteer Month. Florida 4-H is celebrat-
ing its first centennial, having started in 1909. How do you suppose
Florida 4-H has remained strong for 100 years?
The answer is obvious. 4-H volunteers have helped sustain this
program throughout the decades.
In this column, I want to highlight Hardee County's wonder-
ful 4-H volunteers, who tirelessly serve our youth day in and day
out in many different ways. Three of these ways are:
* Club Leaders - Hardee County 4-H has nine active clubs,
with 261 members enrolled. Each club meets in a different area of
the county and focuses on certain types of projects.
Castaways Sport Fishing 4-H Club meets at specified loca-
tions each month, and its dedicated leaders are Patricia and Rex
Richey. Country Clovers 4-H Club meets at North Wauchula
Elementary School cafeteria and focuses on swine, poultry and
rabbit projects. Leaders are Joy and Robert Roberts and Susan and
Bobby Brewer, with Leighton Bryant, Chrystal Ham and Toniette
Wallace as assistant leaders.
Cracker Trail 4-H Club meets at New Hope Baptist Church
fellowship hall and focuses on cooking, crafts and animal projects.
Monica Stevenson and Kay Crews are the leaders. The Moovers &
Shakers 4-H Dairy Club meets at Pioneer Park recreation building
and focuses on dairy animals, with leaders Tami and Phil Hunt and
Glenda and Scott Deese. The Fort Green 4-H Club meets at the Fort
Green Baptist Church fellowship hall with leader Charlotte Yake.
They focus on sewing and craft projects and animals.
The Green Acres 4-H Club meets at the Extension Office with
leaders Joy and Duane Brummett. A home-school club, its projects
are varied and include crafts, cooking, sewing, leadership and ani-
mals. The Hardee Beef & Bacon 4-H Club also meets at the
Extension Office and is led by Wendy and Roy Petteway and Kitty
and Todd Maddox. It focuses on all areas of livestock nutrition and
showmanship, as well as leadership development and community
service.
Heart of Hardee 4-H Club also meets at the Extension Office,
under the leadership of Teresa Carver and Tracy Pate, with live-
stock as its focus. Last, but not least, the River Rats 4-H Club meets
at Riverview Heights Baptist Church with leaders Jacque and
Danny Weeks, Scott Farr, Lee Hawthorne and Jeannine Tatum. The
club members have varied projects such as swine, steers, chickens,
rabbits and citrus, to name a few.
With all 26 leaders and assistant leaders present every month
at club meetings, it is plain to see our youth members have strong
leadership in the 4-H program on a consistent basis.
* 4-H Advisory - The next group of volunteers, who help set
policy, is the 4-H Advisory Committee. Its members are Betty
Baker, Jan Beckley, Nancy Craft, Ray Gill, Lynelle Hines, Deborah
Prestridge, Linda and Howard Richards and John Russell. This
dedicated group not only provides guidance to the 4-H program,
but serves as judges for competitive events and record books, and
even assists 4-H staff in mentoring and coaching 4-H'ers leading
up to county, district and state competitions.
* 4-H Foundation - The third group of valuable volunteers is
the 4-H Foundation Board of Directors. It works tirelessly to raise
funds for the 4-H youth program in Hardee County. Without these
efforts, our program would suffer financially. The board members
are Lex Albritton, Rilla Cooper, Dennis Crews, Scott Farr, Damon
Hughes, Darin Hughes, Roy Petteway, Mike Prescott, Mike Rouse,
Sandy Scott, Gwen Shaw, Danny Weeks and Diana Youmans. They
hold many fund raisers, throughout the year and seize every oppor-
tunity to accomplish the task.
It's plain to see the Hardee County 4-H program would not be
what it is today without the dedication and hard work of all the peo-
ple listed here. If you happen to see one of them, tell them you
appreciate what they do for the youth of our county.



GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS


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

COUNTY
May 3, Francisco Cruz Valencia, 39, of Godwin Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with bat-
tery. He was detained on a charge of failure to appear in court.
May 3, a fight on Lincoln Street, criminal mischief on U.S. 17
North and on Steve Roberts Special and thefts on Makowski Road
and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

May 2, Grant Eugene Drennan, 28, of 704 Verdell St.,
Daytona Beach, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and charged with possession a listed chemical for manufac-
turing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 2, a residential burglary on Terrell Road, a fight on Ohio
Avenue, criminal mischief on Peterson Street and thefts on U.S. 17
North, CR 664 and U.S. 17 South were reported.

May 1, Isaac Combs, 42, of 2459 Morning Glory Loop,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of
violation of probation.
May 1, Janet Margaret Cantu, 48, of 351 King Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. T. Ellis and charged with shoplift-
ing.
May 1, Michael Blain Johnson, 48, of 812 S. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on an out-of-county
warrant.
May 1, a robbery/holdup on SR 64 West, a fight on Will Duke
Road, and thefts on U.S. 17 North and on Stansfield Road were
reported.

April 30, Bernade Garduna Pedroza, 35, of 240 Acome Ave.,
Wauchula, was detained by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of
contempt of court. He had initially been arrested by Wauchula
Police Dept. Ofc. William Smith on a charge of no valid license.
April 30, Neil Wesley Anderson, 29, of 604 Avon St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan and charged with kid-
nap - false imprisonment and aggravated battery he knew should
result in injury.
April 30, a residential burglary on SR 64 East; a business bur-
glary on Civic Center Drive, criminal mischief at College Hill and
a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

April 29, Oscar Antonio Cisneros, 16, of 324 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
April 29, Robert Lawrence Young, 48, of 5807 Fussell Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with battery.
April 29, criminal mischief on North Ed Wells Road, and
thefts on Lost Acres Drive and Third Street East were reported.

April 28, Ray Davila, 20, of 509 Heard Bridge Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.
April 28, Troy Coleman Dickey, 35, of 2026 Rigdon Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with
violation of probation.
April 28, Oracio Vallejo, 27, of 201 Doc Coil Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with assault
with intent to commit a felony and harassing/cyberstalking anoth-
er.
April 28, burglary of a conveyance on Honeysuckle Street,
and a theft on Ed Wells Road were reported.

April 27, Hilari6 Rodriguez, 36, of 836 Third St. East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested on a charge of battery.
April 27, residential burglaries on Chamberlain Boulevard
and Steve Roberts Special, a fight on Tuskegee Street, criminal
mischief on Altman Road and a theft on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.


WAUCHULA
May 3, Benjamin Method, 40, of 1355 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with trespassing
on a structure/conveyance.
May 3, Juanna Mendoza, 45, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with shoplifting.
May 3, Jessie Aguilar, 28, of 805 N. Ninth St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with battery and
resisting an officer without violence.
May 3, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
May 1, Sergio Rodriguez Jr. 32, and Maria Teresa Rodriguez,
53, both of 611 Harvey St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy
Drake. He was charged with fraud - giving an officer a false ID
and driving while license suspended. She was detained on an out-
of-county warrant.
May 1, criminal mischief on Forsythe Avenue, and fights on
East Palmetto Street and on Kentucky Street were reported.

April 30, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

April 29, Juan Garcia Aguilar, 41, of 2460 Pine Cone Park
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged
with disorderly intoxication and violation of a municipal ordinance
(open container law).
April 29, criminal mischief on Heard Bridge Road and a theft
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

April 28, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 South were report-
ed.

April 27, Carlos Juarez, 46, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
April 27, a business burglary on.West Main Street was report-
ed.

BOWLING GREEN
April 27, Gloria Perales, 34, of 705 Grove St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on a charge of withholding
support of children.


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5/7/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:43 am
Sets: 8:05 pm
LOD: 13:22:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:59 pm
Sets: 5:23 am
Moon Phase
98% Waxing
Major Times
11:11 pm-1l:1 am
11:36 am-l1:36 pm
Minor Times
5:53 am-6:53 am
6:18 pm-7:18 pm
Prediction
Best
5/8/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:42 am
Sets: 8:05 pm
LOD: 13:23:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:58 pm
Sets: 6:00 am
Moon Phase
100% Waning
Major Times
11:59 pm-1:59 am
12:24 pm-2:24 pm
Minor Times


6:41 am-7:41 am
7:06 pm-8:06 pm
Prediction
Better
5/9/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:42 am
Sets: 8:06 pm
LOD: 13:24:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:56 pm
Sets: 6:40 am
Moon Phase
100% Waning
Major Times
12:48 am-2:48 am
1:13 pm-3:13 pm
Minor Times
7:30 am-8:30 am
7:55 pm-8:55 pm
Prediction
Best
5/10/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:41 am
I Sets: 8:0Q6pm
iriLOD: 13t25:00


Sets: 7:25 am
Moon Phase
98% Waning


Major Times
1:38 am-3:38 am
2:03 pm-4:03 pm
Minor Times
8:20 am-9:20 am
8:45 pm-9:45 pm
Prediction
Good
5/11/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:40 am
Sets: 8:07 pm
LOD: 13:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:45 pm
Sets: 8:13 am
Moon Phase
94% Waning
Major Times
2:29 am-4:29 am
2:54 pm-4:54 pm
Minor Times
9:11 am-10:ll am
9:36 pm-10:36 pm
Prediction
Good
5/12/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:40 am
Sets: 8:07 pm
LOD: 13:27:00
Moon Data


Rises: 11:33 pm
Sets: 9:05 am
Moon Phase
89% Waning
Major Times
3:19 am-5:19 am
3:44 pm-5:44 pm
Minor Times
10:01 am-ll:01 am
10:26 pm-l1:26 pm
.Prediction
Average

5/13/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:39 am
Sets: 8:08 pm
LOD: 13:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: -:--
Sets: 10:00 am
Moon Phase
82% Waning
Major Times
3:46 am-5:46 am
4:11 pm-6:11,pm
Minor Times
10:28 am-ll:28 am
10:53 pm-ll:53 pm
Prediction
Average


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 Exhibi'ts
* Prizes
* Scavenger Haunt


Srishing Tournament


I ank&Iboat

for more information call
Hardee Countu Chamberof

Commerce
(865) 775-6967
I 00% Fayout of Kegistration

frlu5 Additional rizesTiA


7th Annual Kiids FishingsTournament
Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency
Chapter 5+ & Castawa_ +-I- 5por'ishing Club
Registration begins at 7.oo AM KIds bring your
fishing 8-oo AM until Noon fshingpole&
=7 favorite bolt! 2 _S
=or more information, .
please contact Walter Williamson (865)77-o7,6


Hardee Lakes is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.


For more information, please contact (863) 773-6967
www.hardeecc.com


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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.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: GENEVIEVE E. CROOKS,
ET AL

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 10Vday of June, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 24' day of April, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee 'County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD005XXXX
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4C The Hlerald-Advocate, May 7, 2009


WES Students Earn The 'Top Cat' Award


Outstanding Pre-K students who received Top Cat honors were (front row, from left)
Ricardo Coronado, Jon Mosley, Ismael Mejia, Genesis Chavez and Makayla
Herrera;(back row) Ignacio Lucatero, Tyler Jones, Luz Castillo, Nancy Bruno and Maria
Ponce. Not pictured: Valeria Silva, Anthony Ramirez-Gomez and Jose Rivera Jr.


Fifth graders who earned the Top Cat award were (front row, from left) Marco DeLeon,
Seth McGee, Tucker Albritton, Miguel Weatherford and Solis Turner; (middle row) Chris
DeLaTorre, Eduardo Lopez, Hector Valerio, Elizabeth Restrepo, Gabby Allen and
Kaydance Owens; (back row) Courtney Cumbee, Valeria Cardenas, Apalonia Formosa,
Logan Gunnoe, Dashawna Goad, Kristrian Judah, Xochil Zavala and Joshua Hamilton.


Kindergarteners who showed good conduct during the third nine weeks of school
were (front row, from left) Katelynn Bolin, Morgan Hellein, Carson Terrell, Alyssa Perez,
Eboni Lamy, Diana Rodriguez and Allena Aleshire; (middle row) Araceli Velasco,
Makayla Pratt, Samantha Castillo, Adela Velasco, Jordan Yates, Yessenia Albarran,
Zharia Cook, Samantha Hardin and Gabriella Anselmo; (back row) Ellie Juarez, Svith
Perez, Bryan Paniagua, Ruben Perez III, Adolfo Nunez, Estelia St. Fort, Mercedes
Hernandez, Jeremiah Herrera, Vincente Jaimes and Brooke Youngblood. Not pictured:
Marley Ureste and Jasmine Navarro.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Several fourth graders were honored at Wauchula Elementary School with the Top Cat
award for the third nine-week term, including (front row, from left) Alicia Villegas, Abel
Villareal, Kyle Choate, Aaron Delatorre and Catalina Longoria; (middle) Jennifer Lopez,
Rosie Fimbres, Soraya Castillo, Lysette Cisneros, Jammal Carlton, Briseyda Molinero
and Mark Conrad; (back row) Ashley Ugarte, Ariel Esquivel, Brenda Rosas, Shayla
Albritton, Esmeralda Arana, Brenna Parker and Dakota Altman.


Top Cats from the first grade include (front row, from left) Dakota Hay, Stanley Adcox,
Nezie Hernandez, Raymond Medrano, Jesus Leon-Santiago and Alma Sanchez-Reyes;
(middle row) Dylan Crawford, Joella Garza, Kein Knight, Jacob Lee, Andy Garza, Liala
Borjas, Juan Patino and Tatiana Mier; (back row) Roxana Garcia, Jack Driskell, Manuel
Hernandez-Bautista, Jerica Pierce, Ana Baltazar, Seth McCall, Billy Diakomihalis and
Tomas Cardoza.


Students from the second grade who make good grades were (front row, from left) Trey
Stephens, Aubrey Bragg, Shelby Spencer, Ciera Munoz and Alyssa Weatherford; (mid-
dle row) Jasmine Adriani, Carrie Taylor, Victoria Obregon, Conchita Torres, Russell
Long, Adriana Arana, Yamilex Miranda and Valeria Lopez; (back row) Dawson Cantu,
Jeremiah Mancillas, Ebony Lee, Jakayla Hearns, Venessa Valerio, Hoke Hardin and Lily
Franco. Not pictured: LaQueena Orosco.


Receiving the Top Cat Award for achievements were Raul Diaz and Allen Brown.


Wauchula Elementary School Top Cats for third-grade citizenship include (front row,
from left) Sierra Strickland, Selene Espinoza, Peyton Roberts and Joel Cruz; (middle
row) Hunter Dean, Mitchell Allen, Corie Benton, Brooke Shaw, Kylie Mirabella, Lilianna
Ponce, Lexi Harris and Adelina Servin; (back row) Brandon Franks, Marcelin Cimeus,
Ayana Daniels, Priscilla Cisneros, Sophia Diakomihalis, Liliana Esquivel and Erika
Garcia. Not pictured: Janessa Orosco.










HES Recogni;


First graders awarded for their good behavior were (front row, from left) Oscar
Martinez, Cristina Lopez-Rojas, Celia Mendoza and Beatzai Leon; (back row)
Handorich Martinez, Azucena Santiago, Huriel Cortez and Liztsi Flores-Flores.


May 7,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Its 'Leading Lion' Students


Second graders who received the honor for their performance were (front row, from
left) Naomi Aguilar, Gibson Haight, Alex Lopez and Angela Casteneda; (back row) Lesly
DeLoera, Betsabe Rosas, Isaac Carmona and Owen Skinner.


Third-grade Leading Lions were (front row, from left) Monica Garcia, Ashley Gonzalez,
Diana Deloera and Jailenne Figueroa; (back row) Domingo Arroyo, Miquel Alvarez,
Gerardo Martinez, Johnny Muritto and Mallory Gough.


Fifth graders who earned the Leading Lion Award were (front row, from left) Oscar
Duarte, Artemio Galicia, Andres Hernandez and Daniela Santiago; (back row) Leeanna
Castanon, Kyle Hewitt, Jackeline Delacruz, Jeremy Delgado and Juana Diaz.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Itilltop Elementary School recently recognized students earning the Leading Lion
Award for the third nine weeks of school. Kindergarteners receiving the honor were
(front row, from left) Jacob Perez, Kya Batiste and Ayden Stonerook; (back row) Arhlet
Diego, Abel Luna, Diose Gomez and Vicente Lagunas.


Fourth graders recognized for their achievements were (front row, from left) Vanessa
Deloera, Maria Zuniga, Eric Rentz and Anani Velasco; (back row) Armando Garcia, Jose
Gomez and Lizbeth Cruz.


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
registered throughout the day beginning Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2009.

Parents are required to bring the following documents:
* an original birth certificate
* current physical
* shot record.

Students who have, not met the above requirements will not be permitted to enter
school in the fall. According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted to enter first
grade unless he/she has completed an approved public or private kindergarten program,


ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE
REGISTRO DEL JARDIN DE INFANTS

Todas las Escuelas Elementales del Condado de Hardee sostendran registros, Martes, 12 de
Mayo, 5:30-7:00 PM. La Escuela Primaria de Hilltop, la Escuela Primaria de Wauchula, la
Escuela Primaria de Norte Wauchula, la Escuela Primaria de Bowling Green y la Escuela Primaria
de Zolfo Springs. Puede registrar los estudiantes durante el dia empezando Miercoles, Mayo 13,
2009.

Los estudiantes del jardin de infants deben tener cinco anos adelante o antes del 1 de
Septiembre, 2009.

Los padres se exigen que traigan
* un certificado del nacimiento original
* un fisico actual
* el registro de inmunizaciones.

Estudiantes que no han reunido los requisitos anteriores no se permitiran entrar en la escuela por
el otoWo. Segun Ley de Florida, ningun estudiante se permitird entrar en primer grado a menos
que el/ella ha completado un program public o privado aceptado del jardin de infants.



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6C The Herald-Advocate, May 7, 2009


Wauchula State Bank Hosted Open House


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce on April 23 sponsored an open house for
Wauchula State Bank for the bank's 80th birthday anniversary. Pictured (from left) are
Julie Watson, bank board chairman Bill Crews and John W.H. Burton.


Bank employees Patty Harrison, Lory Durrance and Susan Watson helped host open
house. The bank was founded in 1929 and was purchased in 1932 by J.W. Crews.


Bill Crews visits with Edgar Davis and his wife Tina.


Helping host open house were Sue Altman, Denise Tomlinson and Lee Hawthorne.


Bank President Bob Hanchey talks with Wauchula Police Chief Bill Beattie and Russell
Melendy.


Chamber executive director Casey Dickson poses with chamber directors Donnie
Canary, Vanessa Hernandez and Lavon Cobb.


Chamber of Commerce officers and directors included Mike Manley, Steven Southwell,
Candace Preston, Nell McCauley and Casey Dickson.


Serving 80th anniversary cake were Esmeralda Cruz, Misty Hughes and Donna
McKown.


Enjoying open house were Gary DelaTorre, Sandy Scott and Jim Beckley.







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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
license was issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Felipe 0. Aguilar, 34, Bowl-
ing Green, and Melanie 0. Bell,
36, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Richard Adams vs. Patricia
Rimes, judgment.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc.
vs. Heath W. Reschke, default
judgment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Pablo Alfonso, resisting an
officer without violence, and
two counts disorderly intoxica-
tion, 18 days with credit for
time served (CTS), $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees and $50 cost of
prosecution (COP) placed on
lien, released to immigration.
Marco A. Carpetillo, crimi-
nal mischief and filing a false
report, adjudication withheld,
probation 12 months, theft
class, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 COP, $50 investigative
costs, $209.50 restitution, 60
hours community service.
Reina Ann Medrano, shop-
lifting, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, theft
class, $50 COP, 20 hours com-
munity service.
Barnabe Salvador, giving
false ID to a law enforcement
officer and shoplifting, 18 days
CTS, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees and
$50 COP placed on lien; failure
to enter a payment program on
prior charges (original charges
giving a false ID to a law
enforcement officer and petit
theft), outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien, released to
immigration.
Dustin Dwaine Rimes, pos-
session of marijuana, adjudica-
tion withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $75 COP.
Erika Lee, domestic assault
and culpable negligence, not
prosecuted.
Sandro Hernandez, violation
of probation (original charge
domestic battery), probation
revoked, 42 days CTS, $100
public defender fee and '$50
COP added to ouistanding-fines
and fees and placed on lien,
released to immigration.
� Jose Navarro, violation of
probation (original charge do-
mestic battery), probation ter-
minated successfully.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Disp6sitions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Jose Juan Rodriguez, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS) and no registration
certificate, probation six
months, $340 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Jose Eulogio Garcia-Espi-
noza, DUI with property dam-
age and no valid license, 12
months probation, license sus-


pended six months, 10 days tag
impound, no alcohol or bars,
alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, DUI school, $1,013
fines and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP,
restitution reserved, 50 hours
community service.
Freddie James Richardson
Jr., DWLS and two non-moving
traffic charges, not prosecuted.
David Wuebbenhorst, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge reckless driving reduced
from DUI), probation revoked,
75 days CTS, $100 public
defender fees and $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Rafael Lopez, allowing an
unauthorized person to drive,
adjudication withheld, $340
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Veronica A. Lopez, DWLS,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Candida Trejo-Lugo, DWLS,
produced valid foreign license,
dismissed.
Martin Luis Vega, violation
of license restrictions, adjudica-
tion withheld, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, 16 hours
community service.
Rey Carbajal-Castro, DWLS,
estreated bond.
Adam Esquivel, DUI, proba-
tion 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, ignition
interlock two years, DUI
school, no alcohol/bars, evalua-
tion and treatment, random
screens, $2,488 fine and court
costs, $50 COP, $100 investiga-
tive fees.
Chester Velaquez Garcia,
DUI, 12 months probation,
license suspended six months,
tag impoundment 10 days, igni-
tion interlock one year, evalua-
tion/treatment.. DUI school,
warrantless search and seizure,
random screens, no alcohol or
bars, $1,438 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Mark Spencer Haynie, DUI
with property damage -
amended to leaving the scene of
an accident with property dam-
age, $340 fine and court costs,
$50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions.
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Estela Villarreal and the. state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Christopher J. Smith, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Bank of America vs. Bayardo
DeTrinidad, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Vernon Frazier vs. state De-
partment of Corrections (DOC)
et al, petition to review inmate
situation.
Tomas Toledo and Veronica
Lee Toledo, divorce.
Kyndal Leigh Mushrush and
Perry Steven Mushrush Jr.,
divorce.
Ashleigh Semple vs. Joe
Hernandez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Wachovia Bank NA et al vs.
Lem J. Brown Jr. and Charlotte
Brown et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Allison M. Garcia and DOR
vs. Christina Rodriguez, peti-
tion for administrative child


support order.
Gerald T. Buhr vs. Conwell
Corp. vs. Conwell Corp. et al,
damages - auto negligence.
Gustavo Brito vs. Javier Val-
dez, petition for injunction for
protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Green Tree Servicing LLC
vs. David P. Mills, Amy Mills,
Eddie Joe Mills et al, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
Victoria Lynn Locklear vs.
Jessica Lee Rodriguez, volun-
tary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Brittany Doyle and Michael
Doyle, divorce.
Debra Lynn Soto and Isidro
Mendoza, divorce.
Jessica Lynn Plumley and
Joshua David Plumley, divorce.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
National Association vs. Rober-
to Torres and Mary Fraza Torres
et al, judgment ot mortgage
foreclosure.
HSBC Mortgage Services
Inc. vs. Timothy Martinez and
Honny E. Martinez, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
LaSalle Bank National
Association vs. Yadira Restre-
pro and Andres Restrepro, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Orren T. Harllee vs. Tonya
Carroll o/b/o minor child,
injunction for protection.
Clarissa A. Abbott and
Michael J. Abbott, amendment
to divorce order.
Susy Ann Bandy Camacho
and DOR vs. Tony Allen
Camacho, modification of child
support.
Joe Arce and Maria E. Arce
vs. Wendy's Old Fashioned
Hamburgers of N.Y. Inc., judg-
ment.
IMPAC Funding Corp vs.
James D. Gough et al, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
Leticia Maldonado and Jose
Angel Maldonado, divorce.
Joe Skitka vs. Charles Nicho-
las Skitka, amended injunction
for protection.
Whitley L. Hall vs. Michael
Shane Hall Jr., voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.
Leticia Campos and DOR vs.
Luciano Santos, voluntary dis-
missal.
Tami Dowden and William
Brett Dowden, divorce.
Shona M. Tucker vs.
Mi.chael D. uir',el, order.
First Ndrnal Bak-. of Wau-
chula vs. Jose M. Becerra et al,
default judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Rashad Devon Bessent, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges two counts aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
and possession of cocaine),
modify probation to include


drug abuse evaluation and treat-
ment.
Michael Parker Daughtry,
felony fleeing to elude a law en-
forcement officer and DWLS,
70 days CTS, three years proba-
tion, license suspended two
years, warrantless search and
seizure, random screens, $520
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $300 court-
appointed attorney fee, $100
COP; resisting arrest without
violence, not prosecuted.
Melissa G., Davenport, pos-
session of cocaine and posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a valid prescription, not
prosecuted.
Eliazar Garcia, grand theft
auto and fleeing to elude a law
enforcement officer and caus-
ing property to damage, 15
months Florida State Prison
CTS and concurrent with Hills-
borough County sentence, $520
fine and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP
and $2,706.02 restitution place
on lien; felony DWLS, time
served.
Luis Alberto Gonsalez, bat-
tery, 70 days CTS, $677 fine
and court costs, $200 public
defender fee, $100 COP; viola-
tion of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
revoked, 18 months community
control - house arrest, $150
public defender fees and $100
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees; attempted armed rob-
bery, not prosecuted.
Steven Jaquez, felony
DWLS, transferred to county
criminal traffic court.
Frank Willard Johns, felony
DWLS, transferred to county
criminal traffic court.
Veronica Lopez, petit theft
and grand theft, adjudication
withheld, 18 months probation,
$845 fines and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $200
investigative fees, $200 COP,
$1,221.15 restitution, 150 hours
community service; two counts
forgery and two counts uttering
a forged instrument, not prose-
cuted.
Jonathan Benard . Mariner,
introduction of contraband into
a jail, adjudication withheld, 24
months drug offender proba-
tion, random drug screens, drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
no association with drug of-
fenders, no alcohol or drugs,
warrantless search and seizure,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $100
COP; domestic battery and pos-
session of cocaine, not prose-
cuted.
Javieir Mejias Sandoval,
home invasion robbery, bur-
glary of a structure and grand
theft, four years Florida State
Prison, $1,040 fines and court
costs, $350 public defender fees
and $200 COP placed on lien,
release to immigration; petit
theft, time served.
David Eugene Spencer, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge felony DWLS), proba-
tion terminated.
Jose Casarrubias Trinidad,
aggravated battery with a dead-
ly weapon - amended to
felony battery, six months in jail
CTS, $677 fine and court costs,


$350 public defender fees, $100
COP.
Arturo Junior Valdez, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge domestic battery) and
sale of methamphetamine with-
in 1,000 feet of a specified area,
probation revoked, three years
Florida State Prison CTS, $520
fine and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees and $300 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien; posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, time
served; possession of ammo by
a convicted felon, not prosecut-
ed.
Joe Anthony Valdez,, larceny
theft - amended to petit theft,
seven months in jail CTS, $325
fine and court costs, $150 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP,
$200 investigative costs; felony
DWLS, not prosecuted.
Martin Lewis Williams Jr.,
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, transferred to drug pre-trial
intervention program.
Jesus Felix Medrano, posses-
sion of methamphetamine with
intent to sell, trafficking in
amphetamine, possession of
marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia and violation of
probation (original charges two
counts aggravated battery), pro-
bation revoked, three years
Florida State Prison CTS,
license suspended two years,
$52,915 fine and court costs
and $100 COP added to out-
standing fines and fees and
placed on lien.
Jeffrey Valdez, three counts
failure to sexual offender to reg-
ister," sale of methamphetamine
within 1,000 feet of a specified
area and possession of ammo
by a convicted felon, six years
Florida State Prison, CTS, $520
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fees, $300 court-
appointed attorney fee and $400
COP placed on lien; possession
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, time
served..
Timoteo Rodriguez, aggra-
vated battery with a deadly
weapon - amended to improp-
er exhibition of a deadly
weapon, time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $150 public
defender fees and $100 COP
placed on lien, released to
immigration.
Jeffrey Logan Smith, robbery
with a weapon - amended to


strong arm robbery and aggra-
vated battery causing bodily
harm, five years Florida State
Prison followed by five years
probation with five years
Florida State Prison suspended.
$520 fine and court costs and
$100 COP.

The following real 'estate
transactions of $10,000, or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Fannie Mae Federal National
Mortgage Association to Mark
and Tanya S. Willi, $160,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to
Deborah Santi Thibos and
Denise J. Santi and Peter A.
Santi, $49,900.
Fannie Mae Federal National
Mortgage Association to Staton
Inc., $20,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to John D. and
Mary E. Juarez, $72,132.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Santa Wally
Investments LLC, $44,900.
Wells Fargo Bank to Travis
Ray Maldonado and Brandi
Nichole Chester, $144,000.





Snook


Season


Closes
The recreational harvest sea-
son for snook closed on Friday
in all of Florida's Gulf of Mexi-
co, Everglades National Park
and Monroe County coastal and
inland waters.
The harvest season for snook
will remain closed until Sept. I
in these areas.
Seasonal harvest closures
protect Florida's snook popula-
tions and help sustain and im-
prove the fishery for the future.
Elsewhere, the recreational
harvest season for snook will
remain open until June 1. Those
areas represent the Atlantic
coastal and inland waters, in-'
cluding Lake Okeechobee and
the Kissimmee River. Anglers
may keep one snook between,
28 and 32 inches in total length
per day from these waters.


HARDEE COUNTY
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
adopted Ordinances Nos. 02-17 and 04-01, which
authorize a financial hardship exception to the solid
waste disposal and fire rescue portions of the special
assessment fees. Property owners qualifying for this
exception will receive a refund or a credit in the
amount of the current tax year's approved non-ad
valorem taxes 'toward the special assessment fees for
solid waste disposal and fire rescue assessment fees.
If you are interested in applying for this exception, or
if you have any questions pertaining to this issue,
please contact the Office of Management and Budget
at 863/773-3199. Applications will be accepted until
June 1, 2009.
Dale A. Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 4:30-5:28C


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 RM.
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 116, 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-
ness therein.
Bids shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words "BID ENCLOSED",
Project Name, 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
* , -3


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the Off-Road
Challenge on 38 acres to serve Commercial known as Off-Road Challenge - Hardee
Excavation. The project is located in Hardee County, Section(s) 6 Township 35S South,
Range 23 East. The permit applicant is Russell Adams whose address is 734 cr 665, Ona,
FL 33864.

The permit No. is 44032544.001.

The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) Bartow Office.

NOTICE OF RIGHTS

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

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

Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing, s 7c







8C The Herald-Advocate, May 7, 2009


Park It!
By Frankie Larramore
Paynes Creek Historic State Park


IT'S A GREAT TIME TO VI T!
Phynes Creek Historic State Park is loc ed on Lake Branch
Road in Bowling Green. Now is a great ti e to get out and enjoy
the park!
The park has a very popular cano launch. The pavilions are
available, with plenty of tables and ills, and can be reserved for
a fee. Theleaves on the trees are full foliage; very shady.
Blooming in the park right ow are lots of paw paws, black-
berries and elderberries. The fr ge trees, or graybeards as we like
to call them, are very plentif in the park and have just about all
finished blooming. Grape nes are showing clusters of fruit and
the sparkleberries are in f I flower and attracting plenty of bees.
The butterfly garden is coming along nicely; the freeze was
just a small setback.
For the bird love , a beautiful blue grosbeak has been sighted.
White-winged dove have made a visit. The pleated woodpeckers
are quite active, al ng with red-bellied woodpeckers and flickers.
Cardinals an blue jays are probably the most common birds
seen in the park. owhees, brown thrashers and mockingbirds have
been seen. A f bunting are stillaround along with other small
birds includinusparrows, tufted titmouse, wrens and warblers.
April 17 as a special day for fourth and fifth graders from
Hardee Cou ty's elementary schools. It was the third year that
Paynes Cre Historic State Park has hosted the Peace River
Awareness ay. The children were treated to a canoe ride, and the
Charlotte H rbor Environmental Education Center was on hand to
give lesson on estuaries, advising the pupils on issues concerning
Peace Rive .
There lso was a display showing how water travels from our
homes to the river. Park Manager Jackson Mosley explained the
aquatic impact of Peace River on invertebrates. In all, the goal of
the day was to obtain a pledge from the students to conserve Peace
River.
Paynes Creek Historic State Park will have an exhibit at the
Hardee Nature Fest this Saturday.
And, in a final note, our winter volunteers have all left now.
They do such a great service and they will be missed.



Letter To The Editor

Concerned About Possible

Termination Of Teachers


Dear Editor:
This is my first "letter to the
editor" correspondence.
I recently voted �in favor of
allowing capital money to be
diverted to operating money for
our local school system.
I voted "yes" because it was
my understanding that because
of the budget shortfall, using
the money for operating ex-
penses instead of capital ex-
penses would prevent any Wof


our teachers from losing their
jobs.
My understanding was ap-
parently wrong because yester-
day, while getting my hair done
in one of our local salons, I
heard that 80 of our teachers are
being terminated.
I feel like a "fast one" was
pulled.
Sincerely,
Barbara Altman
- Wauchula


Majors Division Getting Close


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tie game between the
Braves and the Rays showed
the toughness of the race in
Majors division baseball.
Of the nine teams playing in
the 10- to 12-year-old division,
the Yankees have the best
record at 5-0, followed by the
Braves at 4-0-1 and Rays at 3-
0-1. Following along are the
leds, Mets, Red Sox, White
Sox, Dodgers and Cubs.
Backtracking to games on
April 21, there were a pair. The
Yankees disposed of the Reds
9-1 and Dodgers took care of
the White Sox 17-0.
On April 23, there were an-
other two games, with the Brav-
es bouncing the Cubs 21-3 and
the Reds nipping the Red Sox
4-3.
On April 24, it was the Rays
shutting out the Dogers 23-0
and the Yankees overcoming
the White Sox 12-2.
In last week's game, on
Monday, tLe Mets cruised past


the Cubs 12-1 and the Rays ran
over the White Sox 16-0.
On Tuesday evening, the
Braves downed the Dodgers 25-
1 and the Yankees handled the
Red Sox 15-1.
On Thursday evening, it was
the Reds 19, Cubs 2 and the
Mets 13,White SQx 0. For Fri-
day games, it was the 9-9 tied
between the Braves and Rays
and the Red Sox nipping' the
Dodgers 15-14.,
On Saturday, rainout games
of April 14 were played, with
the Reds edging the White Sox
8-7 and the Yankees downing
the Dodgers 15-4.
Each team gets all its players
in the game. For the Dodgers, it
is David Badillo, Conner Craw-
ford, Josef Crosby, Glen Ellils,
Cesar Fimbres, Andy Manley,
Cody McVay, Ruben Olmos,
Adam Salas, Michael Tomlin-
son, Russell Weems and Carlos
Camacho.
Playing for the White Sox are
Adrian Rodriguez, Jeremiah
Turner, Johnnie Brown, Aaron


Harrison, Ryan Moore, Kole
Robertson, Jonathan Martin,
Joseph Crawford, Thomas
Atchley, Cody Woods, Tomas
Hinojosa and Cleston Sanders.
Catching and fielding for the
Cubs are Levi Mink, Miguel
Weatherford, Mario Santoyo,
Jacob Lazo, Frankie Coronado,
Trey Faulk, Dionte Faulk, Jacob
Esquivel, Marquis Delgado,
Tony Gonzales, Jimmy Lane,
Noah Coronado and Zack
Coronado.
Taking the field for the
Yankees are Austin Altman,
Omar Alamia, Marco Briones,
Frank Farias, Jose Gonzales,
Jordan Jones, Tucker Albritton,
Dakota Altman, Jhett See,
Alexander Shields, Keifer
Kedzior and Bobby Taylor.
Running the bases for the
Reds are Bradley Brewer, Zack
Carranco, Tyler Hewett, Bran-
don Hill, William McClelland,
Dylan Norwood, Eliseo San-
chez, Cody Combee, Hunter
Scranton, Travis Williams,
Jesse Santoyo and Kyle Hewett.


v


2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

City of Wauchula

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and
services we deliver to you every day Our water source is the Floridan Aquifer.: The water is filtered by reverse osmosis, then chlorinated for
disinfection.
Ifyou have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Andy Maddox at 863-773-6686. The City of
Wauchula routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where
indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January I to December 31, 2008.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following
definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as
feasible using the best available treatment technology..
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level ofa contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to
health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, ifexceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) - one part by weight ofanalyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) - measure of the radioactivity in water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level ofa disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that
addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level ofa drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to
health.
In 2008, a source water assessment was conducted for our water system. The assessment found 16 potential sources of contamination near
the wells. These included petroleum storage tanks and a wastewater treatment plant The levels of risk range from low to moderate. Source water
assessments are posted at http://www.deo.state.fl.us/swapp/.

Contaminant and Dates'of MCL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of Sampling Violation Detected
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) 3/08 N - 7 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits
Radium 226 or combined 3/08 N 0.9 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/1) .
Inorganic Contaminants ____ ..
-Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Detected MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of Measurement sampling Violation
(mo./yr.) Y/N _
Barium (ppm) 3/08 N 0.038 .2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from
m. metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits
Fluoride (ppm) 3/08 N 0.5 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water additive
which promotes strong teeth when at
optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm;
discharge from fertilizer and aluminum
Factories
Sodium (ppm) 3/08 N 9.3 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) 1/08, 3/08 N 0.081 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from
(ppm) Range-0.062-0.1 septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural
deposits

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is
primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Wauchula is responsible for providing high
quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours,
you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you
are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps
you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th No. of MCLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement sampling Violation Percentile sampling (Action
(mo./yr.) Y/N Result sites Level)
Exceeding
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) 8/08 N 1.02 ' 0 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
(ppm) 'erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood
'*preservatives
Lead (tap water)' 8/08 N 4 0 0. 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) erosion of natural deposits
For bromate, chloramines, or chlorine, the level detected is the the highest ing annual average (RAA), computed quarterly,
of monthly averages of all samples collected. For halbacetic acids or TTHM.I, level detected is the highest RAA, computed
quarterly, of quarterly averages of all samples collected if the system is monitoring quarterly or is the average of all samples taken
during the year if the system monitors less frequently than quarterly. Range of Results the range of individual sample results (lowest
to highest) for all monitoring locations, including Initial Distribution System EIaluation (IDSE) results as well as Stage I compliance
results. . ,

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRlts LG MRDL
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Results
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants\
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.3 0.5-2.3 MRDLG MRDL= 4 Water additive used to control microbes
=4
Haloacetic Acids 9/08 N 5.4 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb)
TTHM [Total 9/08 N 16.3 NA MCL = 80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes]
(ppb) ___
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive
material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND 2iNINd bOARD
meeting as theHardee Coritiy Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, .MAY 21, 2009
following a 6:00 P.M.
Joint Meeting with the
Board of County Commissioners
in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
09-11
Alpha and Omega Freedom Ministries by and through the
Authorized Representative requests approval of a Small-Scale
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment
changing the designation of 5.0+/-acres from Agriculture to
Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of S Florida Ave.,
S of Alec Hendry Rd 21 34 250000 05020 0000
5.0MOL ac
S1/2 of NW1/4 of NE1/4 LESS SR R/W S21, T34S, R25E
AND
Alpha and Omega Freedom Ministries by and through the
Authorized Representative requests approval of a Rezone of 5.0+1-
acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to R-3 (Multiple-Family
Residential)
On or abt E side of S Florida Ave.,
S of Alec Hendry Rd 21 34 25 0000 05020 0000
5.0MOL ac
S1/2 of NWI/4 of NE1l4 LESS SR R/W S21, T34S, R25E

Mike S. Thompson, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JUNE 04, 2009, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board
and to receive public input for /
Agenda No. 09-11
All Public Hearings to be held in BCC Board Room, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 W Orange St., Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the'Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 05:07,14c


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