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Creation Date: June 18, 2009
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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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


Thursday, June 18, 2009


46�
Splut ac m le 13%


HCSB Pays Out $195,000 In Settlement


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County School
Board will send a check for
$195,000 in settlement to a ven-
dor who alleged the district



WES


Beats


State


Score
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five of eight grades show
2009 district gains on the
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test reading scores,
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 show
higher percentages of students
reading at Level 3 or above than
in 2008. Third graders dropped
one percentage point; eighth
graders just two points and 10th
graders dropped three percent-
age points from their 2008
scores.
Hardee students, however,
trailed their state counterparts at
every grade level this year. The
percentage of students state-
wide achieving at least a level
three on reading tests decline in
moving from the lower to the
upper grades. Hardee students
followed the same pattern, even
more so at the high school
grades.
Level three is considered pro-
ficient. It is especially critical
for third graders to achieve at
least a Level 2. Since 2002 the
law requires the retention of
third graders who fail to
achieve a score of Level 2 or
above on FCAT reading.
There are two ways for low-
scoring students to be promoted
to fourth grade despite the low-
est, a Level 1 reading score.
One is meeting one of six good
cause exemptions: a child
whose native language is not
English and who has been in
English for Speakers of Other
Languages classes for less than
two .years; and Exceptional
Student Education youngster
whose individual education
plan indicates FCAT standards
are not appropriate; a child who
See WES 2A


7 1812207290 3


Fuel Vendor Threatened Lawsuit


failed to honor its fuel purchase
contract.
The board, with Chairman
Wendell Cotton absent, unani-
mously agreed to the negotiated
amount during its regular meet-
ing last Thursday night. The

BORED? ALREADY?


settlement had been reached by
Schools Superintendent David
Durastanti following talks with
Petroleum Traders Corp.
Petroleum Traders, whose
bid last June won the district's
2008-09 contract award for fuel


purchases, learned early this
year that the district had
stopped buying fuel from the
company. In February, its
lawyers contacted the School
Board, alleging the district was
in violation of a contract and of


the Uniform Commercial Code.
The company asked the
board to honor its commitment
to purchase 100,000 gallons of
diesel fuel and 20,000 gallons
of gas, buy out the contract, or
be sued.


COURTESY PHOTO
The sun is shining, the kids are whining. The temperature is soaring, days are boring! Beat the boredom by heading
down to the Hardee County Public Library. Kids have the chance to "Get Creative" this summer with the many week-
ly events planned for all ages. Make sure to take them to Movie Day this Friday at 1 for a showing of "Monster Inc."
There's Story Time every Thursday at 10 a.m. A Princess Tea is planned for June 29, and Ronald McDonald will be
among the highlights for July. Head on down to the library today and wash those summer blues away!


Mark Your

School

Calendars!
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
Wondering how long you and
your family can lounge on the
sandy Florida beaches before
heading back to school?
Youngsters will load up their
backpacks and pack their lunch-
es for the 2009-10 school year
on Aug. 24. Teachers, however,
will start on the 17th to get all
the rooms decorated and ready
for the new students.
Pupils will be able to have a
break after adjusting to the
school life on Labor Day, Sept.
7, and will have early release on
Sept. 23.
Teens will grab their gowns
and tuxes for early release for
Homecoming on Oct. 9. Stu-
dents can have the day off to
pick out their creepy Halloween
costumes on the 23rd for the
Teacher Work Day, and will
have early release on the 27th.
November will be an exciting
month for kids as the Thanks-
giving holiday rolls around.
Students will have early release
on the 10th, followed by fall
break only two weeks later.
Kids will have the chance to let
their tummies settle after all the
delicious turkey, mashed pota-
toes and pumpkin pie from Nov.
23 to 27.
See MARK 3A


To avoid heading to federal
court, Durastanti began negoti-
ations with Petroleum Traders
head Michael Himes.
The situation began last year,
See HSCB 2A



Clerk's


Office


Bleeds


From Cut
Office Hours Shorter
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four employees lost their
jobs. For others, there is no
vacation time, a 6.25 percent
pay cut, increased work load
and offices opened fewer hours
for the public.
The remaining 21 employees
in the Hardee Clerk of Courts
offices have lost vacation
accrual, had one-half of their
sick leave suspended and will
have to take comp time instead
of overtime. They automatically
lost 2.5 hours a week - called
a furlough (6.25 percent of their
pay) with the cutback in office
hours. The clerk's offices now
open at 8:30 instead of 8 a.m.
They are closed from noon to 1
p.m. and open again from 1 to 5
p.m.
The clerk's offices fill two
floors of the courthouse. Re-
cording, on the first floor, takes
care of legal documents such as
real estate deeds, marriages and
divorces, passports mortgages
and official minutes. Second
floor offices handle felony, mis-
See CLERK'S 3A


NO MORE!


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
No more pencils, no more books; no more students' dirty looks! So it will be for 25 staff members from teachers to
administrators to non-instructional personnel who are retiring from the Hardee County School District this year.
Schools Superintendent David Durastanti called their combined 854 years of experience a "staggering number" as
he bid them goodbye last Thursday night during a meeting of the Hardee County School Board. Pictured above with
Durastanti (at far right) are retirees (from left) Bill Robinson, with 38 years of service; Dot Bell, 39 years; Betty
Durastanti, 38; Vicki Bumby, 35; Judy Terrell, 37; Linda Smith, 35; Diane Shadoin, 30; Debbie Pyle, 30; Nancy Weems,
25; and Kathy Mulcay, 25. Also permanently skipping class are Phil Rasmussen, 35; Jedina Justesen, 35; Judy Dyal,
36; Lynn Smith, 35; Emily Trotter, 36; Beth Clark, 17; Cathy McCormack, 36; Gordon Starratt, 41; John Szeligo, 37;
Wayne Trotter, 33; James Webb, 31; Greg McCormack, 38; David Murdock, 36; Doris Jones, 38; and Rocky Kitchens,
38.


Teacher Gets

SNational Honor

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An Irish proverb on three bones we should use to be success-
ful, according to the late evangelist/columnist Michael Guido of
Metter, Ga. - the wishbone to keep you going after things, the
jawbone to keep you asking questions, and the backbone to get
things done.

Alice of the Fish Branch area sent this note about trash:
"Would you mind if I take a little space to talk garbage? I
would like to give two suggestions. Trashers - when you are
putting your garbage out by the road to be picked up, spray it with
a little household ammonia to help keep the critters out. To trashees
- if you will leave the cans upside down the cans will sit better,
and there will be less chance of them blowing onto the road.
Thanks for the opportunity to unload my garbage. I hope it did not
cause too big of a stink!"

What will be your legacy?
Rob Parker, CEO of Kiwanis International, quotes Bob
Buford, author of "Half Time," as saying most people have twQ
phases in their lies.
The first part is spent of 'edarch pr Suc $.'The second paiit'
is Search For Significance. " L - '
Maliy people find "The pursuit oi"ealth and the gathering of
possessions is empty and meaningless." Buford said the only thing
of lasting value is other people. Would other people feel like I
added value to their lives?
"Adding value starts with service - to our families, our
friends, our colleagues, our communities," wrote Parker.
Parker poses questions such as - am I making a difference?
What will, others remember about me? Am I more focused on peo-
ple or things? Is serving others part of my DNA? Do people smile
when they think of me? Have I prepared my successors?
"It is never too late - or too early - to become a person of
passion and caring. But don't wait too long - the world needs
you."

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers for winning their
15th NBA title, to Kobe Bryant for winning his 4th and to head
coach Phil Jackson for winning his 10th. The Orlando Magic had a
great season and finished second in the NBA.

The oil industry is at it again. The price of regular unleaded
gasoline in Wauchula has climbed to $2.63 a gallon.

Hardee Sheriff Arnold Lanier told the local Rotary Club last
Wednesday that the sheriff's.budget has been $7.3 million the past
two years and he is seeking an 11 percent increase to $8.1 million
for 2009-10. The sheriff's office has 97 employees, including jail
personnel.
Lanier said combined Hardee County law enforcement agen-
cies average 60,000 calls a year, including 10,000 to 12,000 911
calls. The jail has 191 beds. The sheriff's office has 67 vehicles.
Nearly 80 percent of the sheriff's budget is spent on salaries and
benefits, he said.
The starting salary for a deputy is about $34,000, compared
with $20,000 12 years ago. The sheriff said a declining economy
leads to more crime such as stealing:and more calls for domestic
problems.
Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti said the property
tax roll in the county is down 2.2 percent for the coming year. Polk
County's new tax roll is down over 10 percent.

Graveside services were held Saturday for Wendell A. Turner,
82, retired postal worker and involved Hardee County citizen.
John Maddox said Turner was a fellow member of the
Audubon Society and liked the 14th Chapter of Job in the Bible.
Lifelong friend Lawrence Roberts said Turner was in the Army
Air Force, completed a watch making course, and loved his fami-
ly, his city and county. He had a keen interest in World War II and
with Jack Melendy helped establish the American Legion monu-
ment honoring Hardee County's 73 war dead. Turner was an
American Legion member 60 years, a true American patriot, a non-
conformist and a conformist, independent and often lent a helping
hand. The late Howard Elems was a great friend. Rev. Ken Smith,
pastor of First Baptist Church of Wauchula, officiated at the ser-
vice.
Turner was in the old Wauchula Boat club, attended Chamber
of Commerce activities and hoped someday the.old swimming pool
at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs would be re-established. He loved
to fly airplanes and also adopted North Carolina as his second state.'
He was married 52 years to his late.wife Jeane. Velma Trussell
had been a special friend and companion the past seven or eight .
years. Wendell Turner was a fine man, and his life was ended by
cancer.


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


District Reading Scores
% at 3+
Grade 2008 2009 State 2009
3 71 70 71
4 62 70 74 ,;.
5 60 63 71
6 56 59 66
7 49 59 67
8 39 34 54

9 29 31 47
10 26 23 37


WES
Continued From 1A


tested at Level 1 but whose
work portfolio demonstrates a
Level 2 or above achievement;
a students who scores satisfac-
torily on another state-approved
standardized test; and ESE stu-
dents who previously has been
retained in third grade and
receives intensive remediation;
and any child already retained
for at least two years and who
receives intensive remediation.
The second way is summer
remediation. The options avail-
able are listed at www.justread-
florida.com. This may include
summer reading camps of six to
eight weeks of intensive reme-
dial reading instruction. Or, it
could be mentors working dur-
ing summer reading camps to
give participating students addi-
tional opportunities to improve
reading ability. Or, it could be
parents attending Families
Building Better Readers work-
shops to learn ways to improve
their child's literacy.
Another concern is the
decline in 10th graders achiev-
ing at least a Level 3 on FCAT
reading. Although it is a
statewide problem with 34 per-
cent of the 186,464 students in
10th grade reading at only
Level 1, it is worse in Hardee
County where 50 percent of tile
10th graders scored at Level I
and another 27 percent at Level
2. Less than one-fourth were at
Level 3 or above required to
pass FCAT, a graduation
requirement.
Overall, there is only one
school that scored higher than
the state. Seventy-seven percent
,of Wauchutla Elementary
School's 115 third graders
achieved a Level 3 or above in
reading, compared to the state
level of 71 percent. At WES,
only 12 percent of third graders
scored at Level I and 11 percent
at Level 1. Fourth graders were
even better with 78 percent
reading at Level 3 or above
compared to the state level of
74 percent Only 67 percent of
fifth graders achieved Level 3
or better compared to the state's
71 percent, but 10 percent of the


WES fifth graders achieved a
perfect Level 5.
Hilltop Elementary School,
which had only 76 students tak-
ing FCAT reading, equaled the
state's 71 percent at Level 3 or
above. Only 11 percent scored
at Level 1 and 18 percent were
at Level 2. There were 64 per-
cent of the fourth graders at
Level 3 + but nine percent were
at Level 5 and only 15 percent
at Level 1. For fifth graders it
was 69 percent at Level 3 and
up compared to the state's 71
percent.
NOrth Wauchula Elementary
came close at 70 percent of its
73 third graders achieving
Level 3 or above. For fourth
graders, it was 69 percent and
for fifth graders it was 57 per-
cent.
Zolfo Springs third graders
had 68 percent at Level 3+.
Fourth graders were at 70 per-
cent and fifth graders at 68 per-
cent.
Bowling Green had the low-
est achievers at Level 3 plus,
just 63 percent of third graders,
63 percent of fourth graders and
50 percent of fifth graders.
At the junior high, 59 percent
of sixth graders achieved Level
3 or up, compared to the state
level of 66 percent. For seventh
graders, it was also 59 percent,
compared to the state level of
67 percent. Eighth graders were
lowest, with just 34 percent
compared to the state's 54 per-
cent.
Finally, in ninth grade, 31
percent achieved" Level 3 'or
above, ,,compared to, the state
level of 4/ percent. There were
34 percent of Hardee ninth
graders reading at the lowest
Level 1 and 35 percent at Level
2.
Interestingly, Hardee readers
generally had the most difficul-
ty with the reading test portion
on understanding the main idea
or purpose of an article. They
did better on the words/phrases
section, comparisons section
and the reference/research sec-
tion, which was only a small
portion of the test.


I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.


after the June bid of $4.9423
per gallon of diesel and $4.3431
per gallon of gasoline was
accepted by the School Board.
Petroleum Traders was to be the
Transportation Department's
vendor for 100,000 gallons. of
diesel and 20,000 gallons of
gas.
But, later, market prices for
fuel fell.
School Board members,
under the lead of former mem-
ber Tanya Royal, began to ques-
tion transportation head Rocky
Kitchens about the expense,
asking if fuel could be pur-
chased elsewhere cheaper, in
the interest of saving money for
the district.
Kitchens responded that bids
are taken from vendors annual-
ly, and that they are meant to
"lock in" the prices for a full
year and to assure that the fuel
itself is available when needed.
Usually, Kitchens noted, that
"locked-in" bid meant a break
for the district as prices in-
creased in the open market.
This time, however, prices went
down. Still, he said, the district
was "generally" ahead of the
game.


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HCSB
Continued From 1A


HISTORIC DISTRICT
An article on churches in
the Wauchula Historic
District in last week's issue
had two errors. Rev. Jim
Davis is president of the
Hardee County Ministerial
Association. Rev. Jimmy
Morse is president of the
board of Hardee Help
Center, a ministry of the
ministerial association.
New Life Church left its
Wauchula Worship Center
at West Main Street and
Terrell Road when the First
Baptist Church of Wau-
chula purchased it for its
youth ministry. Until it
builds a new sanctuary,
New Life Church was
"looking for a building to
accommodate obt "size
church," ;and,, has easedd
the American Legion hall
for its services.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report i/. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


But as finances deteriorated
for the district, Royal remained
concerned, and the board ulti-
mately asked Kitchens- to take
advantage of the lower prices
elsewhere. o
In January of th s year, the
* Transportation Department be-.
gan buying its fuel from Glover
Oil at market prices instead of
from Petroleum Traders. The
savings was significant. Diesel;.
for instance, went from that
$4.9423 down to $1.8193 that
month, with similar sayings
each following month.
But Himes appeared at a
recent School Board meeting,
asking the board to honor its
earlier commitment. Chairman
Cotton told him the board did
not realize Petroleum Traders
had purchased the fuel for the
Hardee County School Board,
and that the board was, in turn,
committed to buy that fuel from
the company.
The board then asked Dura-
stanti to work out an agreement.
.In all, the district says it
saved $204,017 by buying its
fuel elsewhere. The settlement
takes away $195,000 of that
amount.
The seven-page settlement
agreement states the "Hardee
County School Board enters
into this agreement to avoid the
cost of defending litigation and
for the consideration provided
by Petroleum Traders Corp. in
this agreement.
"This agreement," it goes on
to note, "shall not in any way be
construed as an admission by
HCSB that it or any of its relat-
ed former or current School
Board members, current or for-
mer superintendents of schools,
employees or agents acted
wrongfully with respect to
Petroleum Traders Corp or any
other person."
For its part of the settlement,
Petroleum Traders Corp. has
agreed to drop any claims
* against the board.
Further, the document states
that if asked about the terms of
the settlement, Petroleum
Traders "will respond by saying
Petroleum Traders Corp. has
resolved all issues with the
Hardee County School Board."

las Copernicus, the
Polish astronomer, was also a
doctor, a lawyer, and a church
offial "' " """

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












HHS Teacher Earns National Fellowship


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
Veqy few people realize the
amount of hard work and total
dedication that goes into the
creation of a newspaper. Hours
upon hours of researching, writ-
ing, editing and brainstorming
can provt a stressful task for
any person.
Vincent David Valletutti has
been mastering this task for the
past few years, taking Hardee
Senior High School's very own
student-led newspaper, "Wild-
cat Scratches," and turning it
into a paper worthy of awards.
In addition to managing a
classroom full of creative and
wiry aspiring journalists, he
also teaches English.
Valletutti and his student staff
finally received the recognition
they deserved when he received
a letter in the mail from the
American Society of News-
paper Editors. He has been cho-
sen as one of only 35 teachers
nationwide selected to attend
the 2009 ASNE Reynolds High
School Journalism Institute' at
the University of Texas.
For the 35 selected, 541 peo-
ple had applied to participate in
the ninth annual event.
Receiving the honor of accep-
tance is not only an accomplish-
ment, but also a reflection on


the superior newspaper that he
directs and the lives that he has
touched.
"I have been in Mr.
Valletutti's class for years and
experienced him not only as my
journalism advisor, but also as
my English teacher. He is very
passionate about what he teach-
es. He has helped me improve
my writing and has influenced
the person I am today," says
Hardee High School student
Machelle Dollar.
Valletutti will be flying out to
Austin for an all-expenses-paid
trip from July 19 until July 31.
He and the other applicants will
enjoy their two-week stay in the
DoubleTree Guest Suites, com-
pliments of the School of
Journalism.
During his time there, he and
the other teachers will be
trained on "how. daily news
organizations and professional
journalists work, with an
emphasis on the core values
of journalism and the tools
needs to produce a quality
scholastic newspaper, online
and in print."
Although remorseful because
he will be missing his 15th
wedding anniversary, Valletutti
was honored to be given such
an amazing opportunity.
"I feel like the newspaper is


finally being recognized. We
put a lot of hard work into every
page of that paper. It was amaz-
ing to think that out of the over
500 applicants, that we were the


ones that stood out," the jour-
nalism advisor says.
"I could not do this without
the commitment of my staff,"
concludes Valletutti.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Hardee Senior High School newspaper advisor Vincent
David Valletuttis hard work will finally pay off this sum-
mer as he travels to the University of Texas on a free jour-
nalism fellowship.


CLERK'S
Continued From 1A


-demeanor, criminal and civil
traffic, small claims, child sup-
port, juvenile delinquency and
dependency, probate, mental
health and alcoholism commit-
ments, filing of divorces,
restraining orders and injunc-
tions for protection, jury man-
agement, accounting and com-
puter technology.
Clerk of Courts B. Hugh
Bradley has had to make major
changes in his office because
the state Legislature decided to
change his funding and appro-


priated nearly 18 percent less
money beginning July 1. "This
was initiated by jealousy, greed
and a desire to control," he said
of the huge loss of state income.
Also, fine and fee increases
passed by the legislature have
to be passed on to the state and
cannot be used in local office
operations.
While Sheriff Arnold Lanier
is seeking a budget increase,
and the other three constitution-
al officers (elected officials)
Property Appraiser Kathy


Crawford, Tax Collector Zee
Smith and Supervisor of
Elections Jeff Ussery are in a
break-even mode, Bradley
faces the most challenges.
"I'm in my 13th year of
office, and this is the hardest
thing I've ever had to do. I
don't mind when I have to let
someone go because of poor
performance, but these are
good, dependable, hard-work-
ing employees," he said, his
voice breaking a bit as he talked
about four full-time employees,
Rita Montanez, Colleen Tim-
mons, Earlene Madray and
Jamie Wingo who were let go
on June 4 and part-time em-
ployee Willie Stephens who
was terminated earlier in the
year.
In addition to reopced hours,
employees have to absorb the
160 hours of work lost by the
four employees who are gone.
This comes at a time of
increased work loads dpe to the
general economic crisis. Fore-
closures, frustrations and fail-
ure to pay fines have increased
more than the normal of new
cases,- more domestic violence
and divorces, and more people
losing their licenses because
they haven't paid traffic fines.
"When people get a civil
infraction - such as a fine and
costs for a speeding ticket, they,
have 30 days to pay it or request
a hearing: If they don't do
either, the Department of Motor
'Vehicles is notified to suspend
their licenses. Then they face
criminal traffic charges of dri-
ving without a license," ex-
plained Bradley.
Although general economic
difficulties play a small portion
in the clerk's offices dilemma,
the majority of it comes from
passage of two Senate bills by
this year's Legislature. Its deci-
sions have resulted in layoffs of
over 1,400 court clerks employ-
ees all over the state in the last
few months.
It began with a move by the
chief judges from around the
state, who met in early February
in Tallahassee and decided to
get legislators to draft bills
transferring court-related duties'
and funding from the clerk of
courts to the court and its court
administrators offices. Duties
were not handed off to the court
administrators, but the funding
was.
, Now, all clerks' offices in
Florida have been mandated to
forward all fine and fee collec-
tions to Tallahassee monthly.
The state will allocate some of
it back to the local offices for
operation. Instead of his former
income of $1,055,000, Brad-
ley's office will now receive
about $700,000, "It's about 70
percent of what it was. About
30 percent evaporated," he
commented.
Early in his tenure, which
began in 1997, Bradley worked
to make local salaries competi-
tive, doing three salary studies
to get salary ranges up to scale.
"We have worked to build fund
balances and efficiency.' We
were one of the counties with
deficit spending, not taking in
enough revenue to meet our.
needs and depending on the
court clerk's budgeting confer-
ence for money from surplus


counties. One time, in 2004, we
were a surplus county.
"We will make the changes
we have to. We will survive the
changes. All clerks feel direct
responsibility to the people. We
are independent constitutional
officers elected by them. Our
priorities are clear. First to the
courts; second to accommodate
the people who have the right to
the services they expect; and
third to maintain files with as
much expediency as we can.
This is the second in a series of
articles on budget cut backs
and their impacts on services to
the public. Next week: the three
other constitutional officers.


,Are you naughty or nice'!
Students will find out during
the month of December
whether Santa favored their
behavior over the year. Students
will have early release on the
18th, followed by winter holi-
days from the 21st through Jan.:
1.
Everyone will observe Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day on.
Jan. 18, followed by a Teacher
Work Day on the 22nd.
Teachers and students will be
able to prove their skills on Feb.
9th and the ll1th as selected stu-
dents take the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test
(FCAT). The schools will honor
the nation's presidents with a
,day off on the 15th, followed by
an early release day on the 25th.
Sunshine, barbecues and


Dear Editor:
Time has never existed for
God, He created time for us ...
.1 read an article last year
about scientists proving that
time didn't exist inside an atom.
They didn't say how they
proved it. Did they climb inside
or invent a super micro scan
microscope?
Anyway, the scientist who
did the interview was quoted as
saying they had proven God
didn't exist. His credibility is
seriously damaged for me
because he is using science to
disprove a religious opinion
which makes his science a
philosophical subject.
I wanted to ask him what he
was thinking. If he wants to go
there, all he did was show how
God could do what he does at
the very least and the very most
they have proved the time state-
ments in the Bible.
God doesn't feel or need
-time. He sees the beginning and
the end in one glance. Time was
created for our miserable bod-
ies., and we are people who can-
not grasp life without a day and
night. "
The book of Revelation -
New Testament - during the
.,time of the plagues and judg-
ments an Angel stands on earth
and declares that time is no


beaches, what more could you
ask for in the month of March?
After an early release day on
the 26th, kids can kick it on the
beaches during Spring Break
from March 29 through April 5.
Students will get their next
break on May 7 for a Teacher
Work Day, followed by
Memorial Day weekend on the
31st.
Seniors will talk their last
walk as high school students on
Saturday, June 5, with the grad-
uation ceremony at 10 a.m.
The long-awaited last day of
the 2009-10 school year will be
June 9, and will be an early
release day.
Don't worry teachers; you
will get your summer break on
June 11.


more. He doesn't mean the uni-
verse has ended or life has
ceased but that the concept of
time as humans know it is
rescinded.
Time as God understands it
has begun for us. I would pay
attention. The "time" is at hand.
If you are a Bible prophecy fol-
lower, you know this. If not, I
will tell you that the ancient
Mayans, the ancient Hebrews
and even Nostradamus predict-
ed that the year 2012 is the end
of a universal loop.
Things will start over in the
position they were when time
began or the world as we know
will cease to exist. There are
predicted to be great calamities
and cataclysms. For us it is the
time when the Christ will come
to earth.
Is your soul in order? Do you
know what you believe or do
you just go with the flow?
I myself believe the prophe-
cies in the Old and New
Testaments but I find it eerily
gratifying to know that secular
people believe, too.
The next several years should
be the most deceiving and con-
fusing in existence. In fact, if I
am not mistaken the deceiving
has already begun.
C.R. Faulkner
Wauchula


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HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be oS public
interest. Times are approximately except for advertised public
hearings.
-%Amended Agri-Civic Center use policy, 8:35 a.m.
- Update on Tallahassee visit on U.S. 17 four-laning,
8:50 a.m.
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- Development at Hardee Lakes.
- Wauchula's annexation of four acres on Griffin Road.
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NEOMIA GLADYS
WHITE
Neomia Gladys "Ms.
Gladys" White, 78, of Zollfo
Springs, died on Thursday,
June 11, 2009.
Born on Sept. 30, 1930, in
Zolfo Springs, she was the
daughter of the late Roger and
Mary Fowler White.
Gladys was a loving mother
and devoted friend to many.
She demonstrated the epitome
of sacrifice as she so willingly
gave of herself and resources
to touch the lives of many peo-
ple. Her love and devotion to
her children was the driving
force in her life. She taught
them to love one another and
others, to work hard and strive
to become their very best.
Gladys was educated in the
Hardee County School system.
She was employed and retired
from G. Pierce Woods
Memorial Hospital as a psy-
chiatric aide and Hardee
County schools. After retire-
ment, she continued to work as
a private duty certified nursing
assistant caring for terminally
ill patients.
She was a longtime member
and faithful servant of the
MLK Church of Christ of
Arcadia. In 2003 she moved
her membership to the Will
Duke Road Church of Christ.
Wauchula, where she served
urtil her illness interfered with
her ability to attend.
On June 11, 2009, Gladys
took her flight home to be with
.the Lord after completing her
journey here in this life. For
now, until we meet again, she
leaves behind the loves of her
life: daughters Dorothy White
of Zolfo Springs, Lavonia
White of Santa Monica, Calif.,
Gladys Grooms and husband
Irvin of Wauchula, Virginia
Carter and husband Gale of
Plant City, Joyce Caswell of
Lakeland and Rhonda Caswell
of Zolfo Springs: and son
Kelvin White and wife Lydian
of Zolfo Springs- Preceding
her in death were children
Sherry White and Robert
Caswell.
Also left are grandchildren
Tamara Rivers, Robert Clark
and wite Kristen, Lucretia
Harden-Loftus and husband
Mark, Adijah Thompson,
Hashim Thompson, Alyssa
Polk, Crystal Clark, Brandi
Hoffman, Kelvin White Jr.,
Prentiss Westbrooks II,
Kelshim White, Kelanda
White and Kefryah White; and
nine great-grandchildren.
Grandchild Carey Joel Caswell
preceded her in death.
Her brothers are the late
James White and wife Lottie
of Zolfo Springs; the late
Leroy White and wife Ophir of
Grandridge; the late Elzra
White and wife Bernice of
Wauchula; the late Lester
White Sr.; the late Roger
White and wife Adell of
Richmond, Va.; and the late
Allen White and wife Flora of
Gainesville. Her sisters are the
late Mary Lee and husband
Charlie of Zolfo Springs; the
late Letha Mcfadden and hus-
band Ralph of Plant City; Lora
Brooks of Seattle, Wash.; the
late Alene White; Margaret
Douglas and husband Jerome
of Brownsmill, N. J.; and
Diane Daniels of Zolfo
Springs; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. at
Williams Funeral Home in
BartoW. Services are at 11 a.m.
Saturday at First Baptist
Church.of Wauchula, 1570 W.
Main St., Wauchula, with
Brother Benjamin' Daniels
officiating: Interment follows
in Magnolia Manor Cemetery
in Wauchula.
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JOHN HENRY RITSEMA
John Henry Ritsema, 81, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
June 13, 2009, in Lakeland.
Born Feb. 1, 1928, in
Wayland, Mich., he came to
Hardee County from Michigan
in 1986. He was an electri-
cian/maintenance employee
with General Motors. He
attended First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green.
Survivors include his wife
Corene Ritsema of Wauchula;
four sons, Jim ,Ritsema of
Houston, Texas, and Jerry
Ritsema, Ronnie Ritsema and
John Ritsema Jr, all of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; daughter Judy
Rodgers of Grand Rapids,
Mich.; step-daughter, Gay
Lomax of Memphis, Tenn.; two
sisters, Martha King and
Marian Miller, both of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; 12 grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. at Stroo Funeral Home in
Grand Rapids, Mich. Services
will be tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

HENRY E. MURPHY
Henry E. Murphy, 71, of
Limestone, died on Friday, June
12, at Port St. Lucie.
Born Nov. 18, 1937, in
Arcadia, he was a lifelong resi-
dent of Limestone, a self-
employed farmer and a Baptist.
He served in the U.S. Army and
was a member of the Wauchula
and Arcadia Elks and Moose
Clubs.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 5 to 7 p.m., at
Robarts Garden Chapel, fol-
lowed by services at 7 p.m. with
Duck Smith officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

















WENDELL A.
TURNER
Wendell A. Turner, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, June 10, 2009, at his
home.
Born in Wauchula to a pio-
neer family, he lived here all
his life, except for a stint in
the U.S. Army Air Corps dur-
ing World War II. He was a
private pilot and flew his own
plane for 23 years. He was a
watchmaker and had retired
from the U.S. Postal Service.
He was past commodore
for the Wauchula Boat Club,
past master of Fort Green
Masonic Lodge #216, life
member and past commander
of the American Legion Post
#2, life member of Wauchula
Elks Lodge #1700 and life
member of David E. Twiggs
#1462 Sons of Confederate
Veterans. He 'was also the
chairman of the American
Legion committee to erect
the granite monument at U.S.
17 and Palmetto Street, in
honor of Hardee County vet-
erans who were killed during
past conflicts.
He was preceded in death
on Jan. 25, 2001 by his wife,
Jeane Cooper Turner, to
whom he was married for 52
years; and a brother Austin
Turner.
He is survived by one
daughter Wenjea Fischer and
husband Jay of Sarasota; two
granddaughters, Erika Vas-
quez and Kelby Fischer; and
special friend Velma Trussell.
Graveside services were
Saturday at Wauchula Ceme-
tery with John Maddox and
Lawrence Roberts officiat-


PHILLIP BENJAMIN
ALBRITrN
Phillip Benjamin Albritton
Jr., 51, of Punta Gorda, died
on Monday, June 8, 2009 at
home.
Born in Arcadia on May
24, 1958, he lived most of his
life in Hardee and Charlotte
counties. He was a deputy
with the Charlotte County
Sheriff's Office.
He was preceded in death
by his father Phillip Ben-
jamin Albritton Sr. and broth-
er Gregory Bryan Albritton.
He is survived by his
mother, Sandra Humphries of
Wauchula; wife Virginia Al-
britton of Lake Placid; sons,
Phillip Benjamin Albritton III
of Wauchula, and Gregory B.
Albritton of Punta Gorda;
daughters Cassandra B. Al-
britton and Miranda B. Al-
britton, both of Punta Gorda;
and three sisters, Denise
Moye and husband Paul of
Fort Green, and Pollie Rod-
riguez and husband David,
and Cindy Hall and husband
Steve, all of Lake Wales.
Visitation was last Friday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Satur-
day at 3 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel with Pastor
Kenny Baker and Duck
Smith officiating. Interment
followed in Lily Cemetery.



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PHILLIP BENJAMIN
ALBRITTON JR.
Phillip Benjamin Albritton
Jr., 51, of Punta Gorda, died on
Monday, June 8, 2009 at home.
Born in Arcadia on May 24,
1958, he lived most of his life in
Hardee and Charlotte counties.
He was a deputy with the
Charlotte County Sheriff's
Office.
He was preceded in death by
his father Phillip Benjamin Al-
britton Sr. and brother Gregory
Bryan Albritton.
He is survived by his mother,
Sandra Humphries of Wau-
chula; wife Virginia Albritton of
Lake Placid; sons, Phillip Ben-
jamin Albritton III of Wau-
chula, and Gregory B. Albrit-
ton of Punta Gorda; daughters
Cassandra B. Albritton and
Miranda B. Albritton, both of
Punta Gorda; and three sisters,
Denise Moye and husband Paul
of Fort Green, and Pollie Rod-
riguez and husband David, and
Cindy Hall and husband Steve,
all of Lake Wales.
Visitation was last Friday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Saturday
at 3 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel with Pastor Kenny
Baker and Duck Smith officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Lily
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

DENNIS JAMES RORY
Dennis James Rory, 68, of
Bowling Green, died on Friday,
June 5, 2009 in Bowling Green.
Born in Chattahoochee, on
Aug. 5, 1940, he was self-
employed and was of the
Baptist faith.
Survivors include two
daughters, Sheryl Hudson of
Orange Park and Sonya Vick of
Jacksonville; son Dennis Rory
Jr. of Bowling Green; three
bothers, Anderson Rory of
Tampa, Freddie Rory of
Greenwood and Roosevelt Rory,
of Bainbridge, Ga.; one sister
Martha Williams of Tampa; and
six grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from 4
to 6 p.m. at Macedonia Primi-
tive Baptist Church. Services
were 11 a.m. at the church.
Williams Funeral Home
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WENDELL A. TURNER
Wendell A. Turner, 82, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday,
June 10, 2009, at his home.
Born in Wauchula, he lived
here all his life except for time
in the U.S. Army Air Corps dur-
ing World War II. He was a pri-
vate pilot, watchmaker and had
retired from the U.S. Postal
Service. He was a lifetime
member of several local organi-
zations and was instrumental in
the American Legion drive to
erect the granite memorial at
U.S. 17 and Palmetto Street in
honor of Hardee County veter-
ans who gave their lives in past
conflicts.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 52 years, Jeane
Cooper Turner; and a brother
Austin Turner.
He is survived by a daughter
Wenjea Fischer and husband
Jay of Sarasota; granddaughters
Erika Vasquez and Kelby
Fischer; and companion Velma
Trussell.
Graveside services were
Saturday at Wauchula Ceme-
tery with John Maddox and
Lawrence Roberts officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


PEARL PAULINE PEAVEY
Pearl Pauline Peavey, 76, of
Fort Meade, died Thursday,
June 10, 2009, at Bartow
Regional Medical Center.
Born July 25, 1932 in Fort
Green, she was a homemaker
and had lived in Fort Meade
since 1969. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Ernest "hoe"
Peavey.
Survivors include two sons,
Earnest and wife Debbie,
Peavey of Fort Meade, and
Stacey and wife Deborah
Peavey of Bartow; four grand-
children, Melissa Foley, David
Brett Horn, Hope Peavey and
Jerry Foley, all of Bartow; and
one great-grandchild, Layne
Foley of Bartow.
Visitation was at the funeral
home on Friday from 6 to 8
p.m. Graveside services were at
Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade at 10 a.m. Saturday.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

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Mary Lou Parrish, 74, of
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June 15, 2009, at her home.
Born in Escambia County,
Ala., on Sept. 20, 1934, she was
a longtime resident of Eagle
Lake, a homemaker and mem-
ber of Living Waters Church of
Eagle Lake.
She was preceded in death by
daughter Leslie Marie Parrish
and son Kenneth I. Parrish Jr.
SurvNvors include her hus-
band Kenneth I. Parrish of
Eagle Lake; son Mel Parrish of
Valri-co; daughter Toni Bailey
of Zephyrhills; sisters 'Dean
Strickland and Sandra Cox,
both of Winter Haven; and six
grandchildren.
Visitation is private. Grave-
side services were Wednesday
at 10:30 a.m. at Homeland
Cemetery in Homeland, with
the Rev. Matt Malone officiat-
ing.
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Born Feb. 1, 1928, in
Wayland, Mich., he came to
Hardee County from Michi-
gan in 1986. He was an elec-
trician/maintenance employ-
ee with General Motors. He
attended First Baptist Church
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Survivors include his wife
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chula; four sons, Jim Ritsema
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Lomax of Memphis, Tenn.;
two sisters, Martha King and
Marian Miller, both of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; 12 grandchil-
dren; and two great-grand-
children.
. Visitation'is today (Thurs-
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p.m. 4t Stroo Funeral Home
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Henry E. Murphy, 71, of
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Born Nov. 18, 1937, in
Arcadia, he was a lifelong
resident of Limestone, a self-
employed farmer and a
Baptist. He served in the U.S.
Army and was a member of
the Wauchula and Arcadia
Elks and Moose Clubs.
Visitation is today (Thurs-,
day) from 5 to- 7 p.m., at
Robarts Garden Chapel, fol-
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'The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers


WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS
June should mark the end of the citrus season as the few
remaining oranges are harvested. As one season draws to a close,
preparation and planning begins for the next.
Growers will continue the delicate balance betWeen orange
juice advertising and research as they review next year's spending.
Growers pay a tax on each box of oranges, grapefruit or other cit-
rus harvested. This tax pays for operation of the Florida
Department of Citrus. The FDOC is a state department similar to
the Florida Department of Transportation, differing in one signifi-
cant way: Revenue to operate the FDOC comes solely from citrus
growers, not Florida's taxpayers.
During June growers will deliberate the programs and budgets
proposed for the FDOC, ultimately connecting the desired pro-
grams with the level of taxation. The plan was disclosed to the
Florida Citrus Commission and attending growers during a May
meeting.
Local growers had another opportunity to hear the plan and
provide input regarding the plan, and the coinciding box tax pro-
posal, Tuesday during Peace River Valley Citrus Growers
Association's board meeting.
It is very important growers take the opportunity to participate
in this financially important debate. FDOC taxes are among some
of the highest per acre expenses in citrus production. It is your right
to provide input: If you do pot voice your thoughts, you have
squandered your rights to input.
Some key debates expected in the process will be:
* The balance between marketing and research funding.
* Continued decline in consumer consumption.'
While growers apply summer care programs, they will be
looking at tree health and judging the size of next year's crop. The "
U.S. Department of Agriculture and professional private crop esti-
mators will be tracking groves around the state, counting fruit and
completing crop estimate modeling. The size of next year's crop
will influence the-price growers receive for their fruit next season.
Speculation abounds already.
Reports of declining tree health in many citrus production
areas, a reported decrease in Brazil's crop size along with a reduc-
tion in orange juice inventories have many hopeful much of next
season's available crop will be produced in the Peace River Valley.
This and the hope of higher prices create a positive outlook for
local citrus growers. Time will reveal their fate.
Growers are still hungry for pest and disease information. The
PRVCGA recently held its third grower roundtable discussion,
which was in collaboration with Chemical Containers' Spray Day.
These meetings are proving to be a useful tool for growers to.
exchange information.
' Any PRVCGA member unable to attend the meeting is invited
to contact our office for minutes from the meeting.


THURSDAY, JUNE 18
VHardee County CQm-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, . Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
VHardee County School
Bcard, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


Interested
In Music?
There will be a free music
industry workshop at
Fuego's Restaurant, U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green, on
Friday at 11 a.m.
There is limited seating.
The workshop will be con-
ducted by internationally
known artists, producers
and Grammy Award win-
ners. It is sponsored by the
,Young Talented People
Association, To register or
for more information, call
Dee Williams Tatis at 863-
245-1246 or 863-375-9936.

Keeping Your
Brain Healthy
A free workshop encour-
aging a brain-healthy, nutri-
tiohal lifestyle and strategies
to keep your memory sharp
is offered next Tuesday,
June 23, from 10 a.m. to
noon.
The session, at the Hardee
Manor Care Center, 401
Orange Place, Wauchula,
will also recognize local pro-
grams and services for care-
givers that assist people with
dementia. To register by'
June 22, call Lisa Rodriguez
at the Alzheimer's Associ-
ation, 863-385-3444.


Duck Race Held Saturday


By American Cancer Society


By JIM.KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Unit of
the American Cancer Society
held a plastic duck race
Saturday on the Peace River in
the Zolfo Springs/Wauchula
area. The winning duck pro-
duced a prize of a 52-inch tele-
vision for Tina Caldwell.
The duck race coordinator
was Don Bissette. He and his
volunteers raised about $12,000
for' the American Cancer
Society by selling 14,000 num-
bered plastic ducks. Donations
were $1 a duck or six for $5.
The small .ducks were
dumped into Peace River at the
Fazzini Wilderness Center, part
of the Hardee County school
system and Outdoor Classroom'
program, east of Hardee Live-
stock Market.


The winning duck, No. 9831,
floated downriver to the boat
. landing at Pioneer Park at 12:46
p.m., some 2 1/2 hours after
departure. The ducks were re-
leased at J0:14 a.m.
A long line of noodles was
across the river to help contain
the ducks at the finish line.
Bissette said volunteers are
continuing to retrieve ducks in
the river on Wednesday, June
16.
The first 15 ducks to the fin-
ish line won prizes for their pur-
chasers.-
The second place prize was a
laptop computer won by Kevin
Godwin.
Other winners, in order, and
their prizes were Tina Hines,
16-fo6t pool; David Singletary,
bounce house rental; George
Helms, travel TV; Bobby Cran-


Today I bent he truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am
far surer of what Is kind than I am of what is true.


ford, bike; Amy Rigney, bike;
Melissa Crews, urn; Kenneth
Hunt, oil change; Ggorge
Wheeler, drill set;. Earl
Williams, garden set; Laura
Longenecker, and - Helen
Nicholson, $25 gift certificate;
LaDonna Weis, screwdriver set;
and Kenneth Colfer, $10 gift,.
certificate.
Donors to the duck race were
platinum, Ken Weis and Weis
Farms; gold, Mosaic;, silver, Mr.
and Mrs. Doyle Carlton, The'
Matred Carlton Olliff Founda&
tion; and bronze, First Ntiional
Bank, Peace River Electric,'
Torrey .Oaks, and Suncoast.
Schools.
Bissett thanked the Outdoor
Classroom, Eco groups who
cleaned up the river after the
race, volunteers and other
donors.
Each garden has its own sur-
prise.,


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A Tribute To


Wendell Tuhrner


By SANDY SCOTT ,-
Special To The Herald-Advocate
The Cracker Trail Museum in
Pioneer Park has a small office,' . .
not unlike :many others in
Hardee County. Within its file
cabinets are folders with labels r .
distinguishing the contents, and
all are arranged alphabetically o ,s ",
for easy retrieval.
These folders hold many mis- H.
cellanedus items, ranging from
newspaper clippings to Pioneer ' '
Park Days,' from correspon-
dence to research done on par- .
ticular items located within the p
museum, and .histories of the
towns and. communities in .
Hardee County.. Six cabinet .
drawers hold these 'contents
with another two sets of tall- -o -
metal filing cabinets holding . rm b d .'
file folders pertaining to 'th ml
collections .,held within the '
museum.
Located in the "T" section of ' ' COURTESYPdHOTO
one ofthose six cabinet drawers Wendell Turner sits in' th asun at the World War IIt
under my computer is a file" Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C., in May of2004.
folder that has beenadded o on A closeup' photo of himn after he moved his chair into the
a number occasions. As new "shade made the front.page, ofthe Washington Post.
information is discovered Wendell knew a little about, and replied that not o vely could
through personal interviews and most all of the goings-on in he give me the background, but
jotted down on scraps of paper, Hardee County, either from per-' .he actually sat on the sideof the
it is added to the file. As pic- sonal experience or stories from street in April. of 1,936 and
tures or old 'newspaper clip- 'his tfamil. 'His father, Aden watched the, concrete being
pings are delivered to the muse- Turner. was Wauchula's. first, poured for what. would. soon
um, they are added to this file. marshal i 1902. Wendell .serv- .',,hold this massive structure. He
Either when this article ed'in the military during World, remembered waitcing i. the
appears in this Wieekly newspa- .Wr II, was a mail carriJpFJn, workmen laterbeing suspended
per or shortly thereafter, anoth- Wauchula 'for a number of from the side of ihe roind think,
er clipping will be added to that ,year , lived only a few short and he remembered. the demoli-,
"T" section, 'which, holds the :blocks frdin where he was born tion of the previousiater tank,
file folder labeled "Wendell ",untilehe later moved back intoruty over theears located
Turner. This time it will be the that same& house, and was a rear the old pow er plant.
Wenotice of hisTurne d ie d peacath. member . of the American , "He was working for a cqn-
Wendll Turner died peace Legion. tractor when the train moved b
fully at the home where he was When asked about a particu- little south of where i usually
born last Wednesday, June 10, lar event or entity, you quickly .stopped in Wauchula to unload
at 7:15 p.m. , discovered that either he was .a massive piece of' equipment
Wendell Turner was my .there or knew the history of it. that would sjt .oh' the newly
friend. Wendell Turner was my He, was a member of many of poured cement pad located be-
parents' friend. Wendell Turner Wauchula's civic and fraternal hind the brick power plant.
was a pioneer . in Hardee .organizations and, again, was Thip engine was so large that it
County, and was the source of a ,there in mapy instances in their .vas placed on the pad n~d the
wealth of knowledge, that per- ihfancies. : .remainder of thle building was
tained-to this region. If there .'While, doing research for an constructed around it. ie re-
was ever question concerning article concerning the old water. members guiding,it along with
a particular event or previous tower at. the corner of East the other workers from the
building Jocated in Hardee Palmetto Street and North Third tracks, across the. small side
County, there were a handful of Avenue during Wauchula's' street and onto its new resting
names I could rely on to help Centennial, I called my buddy 'place.,
with the research. Wendell to see if he could give me some Wendell was proud of his
Turner usually headed up the background. many accomplishments but,
list. Immediately, he chuckled according to him, he was most


proud to be one of the American
Legion members to insist that
the first thing to be done -after
purchasing its existing property
was to erect a monument dedi-
cated to those Hardee County
citizens who gave their lives to
preserve our freedom. He flew
to Elberton, Ga., to hand pick
the granite. Because the monu-
ment was to be so large, it had
to be quarried to specification.
The monument was dedicated
in September of 1986 with
more than 500 in attendance.
Wendell was proud that he
had been commander in 1967,
when the American Legion
donated the flagpole that sits
only a few feet from the office
door of Cracker Trail Museum.
, In 2004, Wendell Turner and
I were the only two residents
from Hardee County to attend
the dedication of the World War
,1 Memorial 'iin Washington,
PIC. Of the 117,000 tickets
given'out, we ordered ours early
enough and were fortunate
enough to be among the
160,000 veterans alone to
attend the dedication.
I had arrived several days
prior to the.ceremony on Satur-
day and Wendell telephoned me
when he arrived. His reserved
seating was in the same section
as mine, but I was still surprised
that I was able to spot him with
all the crowds that morning. It
was fairly warm that May 29
morning, so he pulled his fold-
ing chair up next to the large
outdoor screen that accommo-
dated our seating area since it
was in'a somewhat shaded area.
I questioned whether he thought
he would' be allowed to stay
there, and he replied that he
would just move if they made
him. They never did.
.He remembered a photogra-
pher taking his picture, and it
was not until several days later
that he discovered that his pic-
ture was. on the front page of the
Washington Post newspaper.z
Wendell knew his time was
short, yet he fived his remaining
months as he always had. He
could still bedseen at any public
function, always responding to
the question being asked of how
he vas, doing with the familiar,


S PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Wendell Turner at this past May's annual Memorial Day
observance at the American Legion Hall in Wauchula.


"Well, I'm still kicking, just not
so high!"
The past several years of our
friendship has enabled me to
extract a world. of knowledge
from his memory through visits
to his home, looking through
his mother's scrapbook of
Hardee County memories, and
his personal visits to the muse-
um. Each of those visits always
ended with something of his-
toric value that he wanted to
donate, including the wooden
cart-like buggy that was used
when he was a child, family
pictures, a ceramic figurine of a
postal carrier and a Confederate
flag. And then, of course, the
number of audio recordings that
Wendell took the time to make
of his memories of Hardee
County.


I will always remember
Wendell Turner as my precious
friend. I will remember' him
each time I pass by the monu-
ment at the corner of 'the
American Legion Hall. I will
remember him as I pass by the
flagpole each day. I will
remember the last time I saw.
him, on Memorial Day, state
in his wheelchair wearing his
American Legion cap giving
one last salute to the men whose
names are etched in the piece of
granite he was responsible for
choosing. .
And, F am sure, each time-my
fingers flip through the file
folders in the cabinets in ,ny
office' in.that "T" section, I will
linger-longer on'ithe one marked
"Turner, Wendell" and recall'
our friendship'. I








June 18,2009, The Herald-Advocate 9A


This Is Men's Health Week


The Hardee County Health
Department and Florida De-
partment of Health join health
professionals' and citizens
statewide and across the nation
to recognize June as Men's
Health Month and the week of
June 15-21 - the week leading
up to Father's Day - as
National Men's Health Week.
This year's theme is "Aware-
ness, Prevention, Education,
Family."
Despite advances in health
care over the years, men still die
on average at least five to six
years earlier than women. This
difference is even more pro-
nounced for African-American
men.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC), men
are almost twice as likely as
women to die of heart disease.
Men also have higher mortality
rates than women for the top 10


leading causes of death.
The increased risk of morbid-
ity, injury and premature death
among men is often referred to
as "The Silent Health Crisis"
for men.
Although men of all ages
should have routine checkups
with their physicians, it is very
rare for men to begin seeking
routine care until they are in
their 40s.
Many of the top 10 causes of
death or disability can be pre-
vented or delayed with early
diagnosis and treatment.
There are ways to improve
the quality and length of a per-
son's life. The first is to eat a
varied diet, rich in fruits, veg-
etables, wholes grains and low-
fat foods. Be careful to limit
cholesterol intake and avoid
saturated fats. Get moderate
exercise for at least 30 minutes
five times a week, or vigorous


exercise for 20 minutes three
times a week.
Be sure to protect yourself
from the sun, maintain a healthy
weight, drink at least eight
eight-ounce glasses of water a
day, limit alcohol to two drinks
per day, and don't smoke or
expose yourself to secondhand
smoke.
To remain healthy, it is
important for men to visit the
doctor regularly, be aware of
family history and discuss it
with your doctor, practice safe
sex, wear a seat belt while in a
vehicle and a helmet while rid-
ing a motorcycle or bicycle.
Other tips to a better life are
managing stress, taking preven-
tive medicines if needed, and
getting a baseline prostate spe-
cific antigen (PSA) test for men
over 40 years old.
All of these tips can help men
live a long and rewarding life.


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KINDERGARTEN
Riley Kate Albritton
Jace Bryan
Haven Gray
Eboni Lamy
Marcos Martinez
Leimy Moreno
Michelle Patterson
Alyssa Perez
Owen Schraeder
Lucy Stone
Carson Terrell
Sailor Ullrich
Marley Ureste '
Hunter Waters
Cole Hines
Alexa Scheipsmeier
Katelynn Bolin
Morgan Hellein
Starling Parker
Parker Sasser
Bictor Molina
Joe Harned
i-aynee Henry
Erista Albritton
Joel Alvarez
Emma Arizmendi
Vicente Cabrera
Kiara Coronado
Vincente Jaimes
Cameron Kilpatrick
Cheyanne Longoria
Riana Sutton
Tori Wetherington
Vicky Lopez
Ronae Clark
Diana Rodrfguez
Bjorn Olson
Cali Nguyen
Crystal Richardson
Jake Cole
Justin Cole
Kolby Baker
Melisa Sigin
Ruben Perez
Steven Jackson
Terrell Patton
Alexis Molinero
Abby Duke
Aniah Carlton
Cameron Cantu
Celine Cruz
Emery Smith
Ethan Sanchez
Jocelyn Villarreal
Jordan Yates
Julian Alcantar
Karson Goodwyn
Kassandra Jimenez
Kylie Chapman
Monika Poucher
Samantha Hardin
Yessenia Albarran
Andres Medina
Bryan Paniagua
Christian Montanez
Da'Myah Carlton
Desenia Barcenas
Kala Carmona
Lindsey Garner
.Ramon DeSantiago
Tyler Hooten
Yanet Paniagua
Zoe Garza
Makayla Banda
Bruce Baughman
Caleb Block
Samantha Castillo
Estefany Catalan
Zharia Cook
Jessica Huckaby
Riley Justiss
Candice Kirkland


Janna Neel
Joel Olivia
Carlos Hernandez-Ruiz

FIRST GRADE
Blake Tinsley
Darleny Ramos
Dylan Crawford
Gage Gough
Jack Driskell
Jolie Brown
Madison McGee
Nicole Cruz
Odaliz Arana
Roxana Garcia
Taylor Watkins
Logan Cartwright
Kenny Kalinuk
Hannah Brown
Griffin Clark
Joella Garza
Kein Knight
Quintin Lindsey
-Kate Melendy
Adam Pazzaglia
Weston Schraeder
Maddy Stockton
Nyelli Flores
Jacob Lee
Genaro Alanis
Bailey Harrell
Jake Henderson
Nathan Carrion
Sophie Allen
Cade Alexy
Scottie Meeks
Samiul Murmin
Ayrica Baker
Vasilios Diakomihalis
Jerica Pierce
Meagan Strickland
Joel DeSantiago
Ana Baltazar
Chelsi Bee
Jonathan Camley
Lucia Galvez
Madison Garcia
Jessica Kunkel
Carolina Ramirez
Kaylan Birmingham
Andy Lopez
Terah Servin
Rafael Alvarez
Summer Bond
Jose Mota
Jaronda Terrell
Marah Uri
Renell Herrera
Mariela Badillo
William Roland
Javier Chavez
Dylan Davis
Dakota Hay

SECOND GRADE
Tavon Faulk
Kory Giles
Valeria Lopez
Yamilex Miranda
Bo Villarreal
Adriana Arana
Lianna Albritton
Tyson Sutton
Shelby Zeigler
Javier Montoya
Luis Martinez
Daniel Everett
Jeremiah Mancillas
Joseph Brown
Dustin Willis
Anthony Rosado
Anahi Ramos
Marc Delatorre


Logan Albritton
Dawson Cantu
Jasmine Adriani
Ashlee Patterson
Claire Carlton
Joshua Albritton
Josiah Mirabella
Matt Tyson
Michael Cruz
Rawson Aubry
Sarah Carlton
Shelby Spencer
Trey Stephens
Joel Martinez
Aiyana Root
Rachel St. Fort
Maria Isabel Avalos
Daisy Badillo
Christian Brant
Tara Hines
James Neel
Colen Oakes
Aubrey Stark
Isaiah, Torres
Noah Torres
Makayla Wilson
Guillermo Velasco
Aubrey Bragg

THIRD GRADE
Brilyance Augustus
Miguel Benitez
Darwyn Howard
Gabriella Ruiz
Destiny Scheel
Anna Villa
Peyton Roberts
Lindsey Barwick
Tanner Carlton
Shelby Gibson
Ellie Palmer
Sarai Santana
Nicholas Sellers
Jax Ullrich
Alexx Brant
Joel Lee
Kylie Mirabella
Emily Patarini
Miguel Ruiz
Brooke Shaw
Hope Elliott
Dawson Ratliff
Sophia Diakomihalis
Ricardo Gomez-
Molina /
Alicia Ruiz
Jara Cummings
Maribel Rodriguez
Jessie Sconyers
Conrad Pace
Priscilla Cisneros
Ayana Daniels
Armando Gonzalez
Yisselle Mier
Sophie Cardenas
Sarai Espinoza
Joseph Crawford
Kara Friers
Gabriela Montoya
Joshua Ward
Savannah Mullins
Cody Ellis
Alexia Hodges
Joshua Arana
Maria Paniagua
Gloigens Metayer
Lorena Arana-
Gonzalez

FOURTH GRADE
Andrea Crawford
Morgan Crews
Vaughn Kirkland


Arianna Perez
Kendall Winter
Landon Albritton
Holly Brown
Parker Carlton
Soraya Castillo
Abby Clark
Yailene Del Rio
Aaron Delatorre
Rosie Fimbres
Brooklyn Graham
Hayden Lindsey
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Dalton Richey
Amber Westberry
Wyatt Zeigler
Dakota Altman
Isaac Flores
Montana Grice
Briseyda Molinero
Briana Castro
Araceli Mota
E2gftralda AAT ......
Adrian Bruno-Perez
Briana Hanchey
Catalina Longoria
Selena Miranda

FIFTH GRADE
Nathanial Albritton
Savannah Aubry
Kristen Burkett
Shelby Dees
Morgan Evans
Jordan Evers
Dashawna Goad
Mara Goodwyn
Hayden Hawthorne
Reyna Kirkland
Karan Limbachiya
Jonathan Martin
Sarah McClenithan
Megan McCullough
Kaydance Owens
Cheyene Pohl
Adam Salas
Genesis Torres
Brandi Swearingen
Logan Gunnoe
Rebecca Albritton
Hannah Carlton
Ally Dotson
Seth McGee
Ryan Moore
Felimon Olivera-
Camarillo
Carly Wadsworth
Angelica Gonzalez
Deisy Piedad
Xochil Zavala
Stephanie Narciso
Morgan Walters
Donesha Wilson
Austin Rimes
Chris Delatorre
Rebeca Espinoza
Gabby Allen
Taylor Roberts
Elizabeth Restrepo
Hunter Bryant
Beatriz Macedo
Brenda Martinez
Jacob Servin
Neli Vera
Lesa Camel
Samantha Salazar
Conner Crawford
Kristian Judah
William McClelland
Apalonia Formosa
Ricardo DeSantiago


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Prevention
Women are 100%
more likely to visit
the doctor for annual
examinations and
preventive services
than men. (coc 2001)


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M ee at higher rates than
wjlen from the top 10 causes of
"feath and are the victims of over
92% of workplace deaths. (BLS)
In 1920, woien lived, on average,
one year longer than men. Now,
men, on average, die almost six
years earlier than women. (COC)


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Cause & Rate' Men
Heart Disease 286.6
Cancer 233.3
Injuries 51.8
Stroke 54.1
HIV/AIDS 7.1
Suicide 18.0


Men as Victims of Homicide
The chance of being a homicide victim places
African-American men at unusually high risk.
Chance of being a Homicide Victim*
1 in 30 for black males 1 In 179 for white males
1 in 132 fo, black females I n 495 for white females
* BJS DATA REPORT, 18sg
Sn | Maaln, and SuEc


Women
190.3
160.9
24.1
52.3
2.4
4. r


Depression in men is undiagnosed
contributing to the fact that men are 4 x as
likely to commit suicide.
SAmong 15- to 19-year-olds, boys were,
5 x as likely as girls to commit suicide.
SAfnong 20- to 24-year-olds, males were
7 x as likely to commit suicide as females
* The suicide rate for persons age 65 and
............................................ above: men...38.4 - women...6.0.

Life Expectancy At Birth, 20042
80.4 80.8
i 75.2 ri 76.5 75.7


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Females Females Femanls w les M ales


KINDERGARTEN
Abelardo Trenado
Acheline Delhomme
Adrianna Consuegra
Alan Felipe-Zuniga
Alejandro Gonzales
Alessa Valerio
Alex Jaimes
Alyssa Obergon
Amy Guiterrez
Ana Ibanez
Andrew Leal
Breana Reynolds
Breanna Kilpatrick
Brenda Salgado
Brianna Rivers
Bryan Flores
Caleb Arana
Caleb Macias
Chloe Selph
Daisy Chavez
Damian Cook
Daniella Marrero
David Edwards
Dayshaa Carlton
Desirae Cabrera
Elvia Garcia
Emma McGuckin
Esteban Fernandez
Esteban Mendiola
Ethan Willis
Fidencio Davila
Gabriel Arguelles
Genoveva Carmona
Giovanni Valdez
Hailee Escobedo
Haley Dickey
Hannah Ward
Heidi Smith
Hugo Lopez
Hunter Davis
Irvin Campos
Isabel Calvillo
Jada Bragg
Jamal Holley
Jamie Walker
Jarell Jackson
Jasmine Shields
JayCee DeBoom
Jelissa Torres
Jesus Tomas
Jose Caballero
Jose Hernandez
Joseph Peters
Juan Morales
Justin Jimenez
Kayla Patterson
Kedrick Williams
Keyla Romero
Landon Newman
Leah Hall
Leigha Alderman
Leonel Zapata
MacKenzie Wallace
Macy Kingdon
Marilu Antonio
Marissa Cuevas
Matthew Peters
Mayte Tellez
Nevaeh Arguelles
Oscar DeSantiago
Randy Campbell
Raven Pace
Richard Sanders
Richard Torres
Robert "Hayden"
Mushrush


Roman Rivas
Roxana Araujo
Sara Ibanez
Sariah Alamia
Savannah Valletutti
Seth Durrance
Skylar Tatum
Stanley Severe
Steven Hastwell
Tayler Moseley
Tierra Halloway
Tomy Molina
Trey Canary
Trinity Her
Tulsi Patel
Veronica Rivera

FIRST GRADE
Alex Williams
Alyssa Beers
Angel Rodriguez
Araceli Escobedo
Austin Santoyo
Blake Richardson
Brendon Kilpatrick
Brianna Farias
Brianna Valadez
Bryce Rucker '
Cinnamon Williams
Citlaly Gonzalez
CoRon Guajardo
Damario Zuniga
Daniel Garcia
Danielle King
Diana Paulino-Pena
Elaina McClenithan
Elijah Powell
Elizabeth Camarillo
Ethan Sambrano
Gabriel Aguilar
Gabriella Guzman
Gisselle Chavez
Gustavo Chagoya
Hallie Atchley
Hannah Ford
Hugh Pate
Hunter Presley
Isela Flores
Jacob Contreras
Jeffley Louis
Jeremy Luciano
Jesus Lopez
Jinny Luberis
Josue' Carmona-
Alonso
Karla Chavez-
Chagoya
Laura Ordehi
Lea Nichols
Lyndsey Welch
Maria Deloera
Melissa Zambrano
Oren Crawford
Promise Nichols
Puja Ahir
Rachel Garland
Rene Duran
Rosa Guerrero
Sandra Gomez
Sandra Salgado
Saul Arvizu
Tyler Abel
Weston Roberts

SECOND GRADE
Adelfo Hernandez
Anahi Cano


Silent Health Crisis
There Is a silent health
crisis in America...it's
that fact that, on
average, American men
live sicker and die
younger than American
women."
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Men's Health Network


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To learn more, call:
Men's Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington D.C. 20013
202.543.MHN.1 (6461) x 101
info@menshealthnetwork.org
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Angel Conejo
Becca Kedzior
Betsy Mejia
Cain Thornton
Chanel Boyette
Daniel Obregon
Devan Rimes
Devina Garza
Dexter Yang
Drew McGuckin
Eric Romero
Erica Martinez
Fatima Ramierez
Guadalupe Diaz
Haley Canary
Hannah Bandy
Hannah Glisson
Hannah Stalnaker
Hardee Pace
J.C. Kulig
Jansen Walker
Jasmine Gutierrez
Jennifer Maldonado
Kareli Plata
Kiana Fricks
Laura Reynolds
Lillian Salazar
Lindsey Boyette
Marisa Molina
Santibanez
Patricia Deloera
Paulo Ruiz-Venegas
Ramiro Guerrero
Tony Webb

THIRD GRADE
Adrian Miranda
'Alex Paulino
Alexis Neel
Ana Saldana
Anderson Severe
Angelica Salas
Brannon Cooley
Caleb McCoy
Carlos Perez
Cody Gillis
Cori Ann Rosales
Damar Harris
Elizabeth Weeks
Garrett Norris
Hannah Herrin
Ivan Badillo
Jesula Charles
Joshua Litton
Julissa Flores
Kendral Smith
Krupa Ahir
Layla Santoyo
Nick Nichols
Nubia Gomez
Pablo Salgado
Romeo Martinez
Rouke Madronal
Sydni Lopez \
Taylor Bone
Zack Macias
Zack Richardson.

FOURTH GRADE
Agapito Leon
Agustin Morales
Annetude Delfopimme
Antonia Silos
Audra Weeks
Carly Nadasky
Cassy Windham


Clay Hawk
Dalton Bryant
Darby Farr
Desiree Ford
DestinyYang "
Eddie Moilna
Emory Smith
Erika Martinez
Fernando Rivera
Gerardo Jaimes
Houston Kulig
Jacob Rickett
James Canary
Janie Elizalde
Jenna Flores
Jerry Nichols
Jessl Santoyo
Jessi a Bembry
Jose Gomez
Kalisa Outley
Kathy Marcial
Laina Durrance
Litzy Vargas
Livenson Metayer
Logan Cunningham
Lucero Salgado
Maria Jaimes
Marisa Gonzalez
Michael Roberts
Molly Hartman
Noah Valletutti
Odalis Hernandez
Olivia Flores
Priscilla Villazana
Rodrigo Mendieta
Rosendo Saldana
Sarah Welch
Shelyia Jackson
Simon Lopez
Taylor Graham
Tiffany Verrell

FIFTH GRADE
Alex Shields
Alexis Chavez
Alyssa Ennis
Andrew Hagans
Anthony Contreras
Aubrey Rigney
Austin Wallace
Brooke Fones
Bryan Cisneros
Chauncey Rivers
Crystal Morales
Daisy Macedo
Danielle Weeks
Danny Sustaita
Emelie Wolgast
Emily Bennett
Faith Hodges
Jakayla Mosley
Jorge Perez
Jose Martinez
Juan Zavala
Julissa Ortiz-Ortiz'
,Marco DeLoera
'Martha Valadez
M6Clain Mitchell
Megan Grills
Rebecca Seay
Sawan Patel
Shane Fulk
Sonya Calvillo
Tristan Windham
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* 115 males are conceived for every 100
females.
* The male fetus Is at greater risk of
miscarriage and stillbirth.
* 25% more newborn males die than
females.
* 3/5 of SIDS victims era boys.
S Men suffer hearing loss at 2x the rate of
women.
* Testosterone is linked to elevations of
LOL. the bad cholesterol. and declines In
HDL, the good cholesterol.
a Men have fewer Infection-fighting T-cells
and are thought to have weaker immune
systems than women.
N By the age of 100. women outnumber
men eight to one. (NYT Magazine 3-1i-03)


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BLADES OF GRASS - Nothing reminds folks of summer
time like the smell of fresh-cut grass. However, seldom do people
find the time to fill the air with that sweet aroma after long days at
work.
My Spray Service, owned and operated by Jacque and Susan
Power, has the best state-of-the-art equipment to give your lawn
some lovin'.
The Powers, residents of Polk County, are also known for their
lawn service called Power Lawn Care. Together the couple works
to create beautiful landscapes and assist clients in finding the best
plants and d6cor for their yards.
"I am passionate about designing beautiful landscapes and
have been asked to not only maintain them, but also design yards
and select plants for some of my clients," said Jacque Power.
After noticing problems with pests and the lack of fertilization,
the Powers decided to launch their family-run new business, My
Spray Service.
"Not only do we know the type of service your lawn and
shrubs need, but we can also take care of any fertilizing and insect
control needs," said the Powers.


Garden Dirt
By Joyce Butsch
S.. Master Gardener

Rain, rain. First it doesn't come, then it comes nearly too
much!
Using drought-tolerant plants is still my goal in all of my
plantings during this continued drought. They are especially a good
choice in areas of the yard that cannot be reached with a hose.
Some suggestions are blanket flower, periwinkle, cosmos, globe
amaranth, moss rose and verbena.

THE CURRENT GARDEN
Each year the Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape
Association comes out with a list of Florida Plants of the Year.
Here are a few of those on the 2009 list: pineapple guava or feijoa,
perennial peanut, Bismarck palm, autumn fern, firebush and silver
saw palmetto. To get the complete list, go to its Web site at
www.fngla.org or call (800) 375-3642.
Now is a good time to add some flowering shrubs to your yard.
Buddelia, firebush and sage are just a few .that will attract butter-
flies to your garden.

THE BLOOMING GARDEN
Caladiums are beginning to show in many gardens. These col-
orful foliage plants are perfect to brighten shaded or partially shad-
ed areas of the garden. There are many selections and even some
that do well in full sun.
Save money by planting the tubers. For quick color, buy trans-
plants. Plant your caladiums in sandy soil, mix in some compost or
peat, and water several times a week to get them established.
I've recently discovered a Southern tradition that I'm going to
"'plant" in one of my gardens soon. That is a "Bottle Tree." A
�Wauchula Garden Club member has one in her yard, and I've just
got to have one now that I've seen how it brightens up her yard.
This special "tree" is either a real tree trunk or a manmade base
with branches attached. They are hung with colorful green, blue,
red and white glass bottles. Bottle trees are maintenance free, add
a touch of color to the garden and they are always in bloom!

THE ARMCHAIR GARDEN
"Herbs and Spices for Florida Gardeners" was written by
Monica Moran Brandies, and published in 1996 by Mackey Books.
This is a book written just for Florida gardeners who are looking
for fresh garden herbs and spices. Fun to read, too!
Happy Gardening!
Joyce Butsch is a master gardener and is a member of the Wau-
chula Garden Club, which meets the third Wednesday of each
month at the Wauchula Woman's Club building.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING,
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 368 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2006
Description of Property:
Lots 16 and 17, Block 11 of Carlton and
McEwen Addition to the City of Wauchula,
* Hardee County, Florida, as per Plat Book 2,
pages 35 and 36.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
659, PAGE 1185.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

.27 AC LOTS 16 & 17 BLOCK 11 CARLTON &
MCEWEN ADDITION DC-345P334 345P792
AFF-445P327 445P328 482P565 623P1437
659P1185
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: BRANT FUNERAL SER-
VICES, LLC
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 22"dday of July, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 2" day of June, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alcia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD006XXXX 6:11-7:2cc


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
Owners of My Spray Service, Jacque and Susan Power,
serve Hardee County in their custom-designed work
vehicle.

No one wants to have a family of ants join in during your fam-
ily picnic, and a beautifully cut green lawn is important for the
overall look of your home. To lessen the hassle of tracking down
an insect control company, a lawn care company and a fertilizing
company, save your money and time by calling My Spray Service.
Their professional and personal service is sure to make you and
your lawn much happier.
"Our goal is to bring all of our friends and customers in,
Central Florida the best lawn spray service available. There is
absolutely no obligation, no high pressure sales tactics, just good,
down home service with that personal touch," Power remarked.
For a personal consultation on weed control, fertilization,
insect eradication or to receive a free estimate, please call (863)
967-2316 or e-mail the Powers at MySprayService@aol.com.

BY THE NUMBERS - The last thing you want to worry
about this summer is preparing for next year's tax season. TNT
Bookkeeping Service Inc. has the expertise and experience to help
make your year a less stressful one.
TNT Bookkeeping was first opened by owner Jose Torres Sr.
last October. Since then, the company has grown not only in clien-
tele but also in size.
"We grew out of the small building and had to relocate to this
one. The location is better for our business, and lets us compete
with other companies around us," said bookkeeper Bridget McVay.
TNT Bookkeeping specializes in 1040 and business tax prepa-
ration, payroll and bookkeeping services, quickbooks, checks,
training and assistance, income taxes, 24-hour rapid refunds, elec-
tronic filing, fax service and notary.


TA RedaiiatiotInt. & BookkeepIng Senitt

Jose L. T1orres. Sr. T, Bridget MVay

Owner Bookkeeper


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Receptionist Danlelle Reschke and tax practitioner
Bridget WlVay stand in front of the new, larger location
of TNT Bookkeeping Service Inc. in Wauchula.
Not only does TNT provide folks with accurate and fast assis-
tance, it also aims to give folks the best customer service.
"I have five years' experience in all of the areas we specialize
in and I love what I do. We are very competitive with our prices and
aim to be a cheap, loyal company for our customers. We can assist
any person with questions year-round," said McVay.
TNT Bookkeeping has Spanish-speaking employees to better
assist its customers, and also accepts MasterCard and Visa.
The company is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit TNT Bookkeeping at 1329 U.S. 17
N. call 773-3754 or e-mail brmcvay@strato.net.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Savannah Faircloth at 773-3255 with your business news.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
HARDEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
for the purpose of receiving the following from
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC:

2007-2008 Annual Reports for Fort Green Southern
Reserves, Fort Green/Payne Creek Extension,
South Rockland, North Pasture
AND
2008-2009 Annual Report for Fort Meade sine -
North Hardee Area Mine Extension
AND
Fort Green Mine Southern Reserves
Notification of Proposed Change to
Development Order Resolution No. 94-07

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 6:00 RM.

or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of
County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West
Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
Copies of documents relating to this report are available
for public inspection during regular office hours at the
office of the Hardee County Mining Coordinator, 110
South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday
through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00
RM. All interested persons shall have the right to be
heard. In rendering recommendations from the
Planning/Zoning Board and decision of the Board of
County Commissioners, the Boards shall rely solely on
testimony that is relevant and material. Although min-
utes of the Public Hearing will be recorded anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hear-
ing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made by a court reporter.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Manager's Office at least two (2) working
days prior to the public hearing.

Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners 6:18c


June 18, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11A
Older graduate students carry nearly twice as much credit card
debt as their younger counterparts, with just 20 percent of all
respondents paying off their monthly credit card bills In full
each month. Moreover, the average outstanding balance on
credit cards held by graduate students has Increased 10 per-
cent since 2003 - to $8,612.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning'Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING AND

REGULAR MEETING on
THURSDAY, July 09, 2009
following a 6:00 P.M.
Joint Meeting with the
Board of County Commissioners
Public HearinglRegular Meeting will be held in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests and to receive public input
and offer a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners:

Agenda No. 09-12
Alan Andress, as Personal Representative of the Estate
of Donald Andress by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Special Exception to operate a profess-
sional office in an existing structure on 3.40+1-acres zoned A-1
(Agriculture) in the Agriculture Future Land Use District

On or abt S side of St Rd 64 E
E of Greenleaf Rd, W of Delaney Rd
24 34 25 0000 06540 0000
3.40MOL ac
W1/2 of NE1/4 of NEll4 of NE1/l4 lying S of SR64 Rd R/W
S24, T34S, R25E
AND

Agenda No .09-13
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
by and through the Authorized Representative requests an
Amendment to Section 7.07.02-Minor Subdivisions
HARDEE COUNTY
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
(Land Development Regulations)
The PlanninglZoning Board will hear the request, accept public Input
and offer a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for
the adoption of
Ordinance No. 2009-06
upon required public hearings:
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida
amending Section 7.07.02 -Minor Subdivisions of the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code
providing for severability, providing for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and providing for an effective date.

AND
Agenda No.09-14
Sunshine Towers, Inc. by and through the Authorized
Representative requests an Amendment to
Section 2.11.00--Building Height Limitations;
Section 3.21.05.01--Communications Tower, and
Table 2.29.02(B)--Table of Land Uses
HARDEE COUNTY
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
(Land Development Regulations)
to allow communications tower with 100% setback and communica-
tions tower with 50%-99% setbacks as permitted uses upon approval of
a Special Exception in 1-1 (Light Industry), 1-2 (Heavy Industry) and P-I
(Public institutional)-zoned districts.
The Planning/Zoning Board will hear the request, accept public input
and offer a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for
the adoption of
Ordinance No. 2009-07
upon required public hearings:
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida
amending Section 2.11.00 and Section 3.21.05.01 and Table
2.29.02(B) of the Unified Land Development Code to allow
communications tower with 100% setback and communica-
tions tower with 50%-99% setbacks as permitted uses upon
approval of a Special Exception in I-1 (Light Industry), 1-2
(Heavy Industry) and P-I (Public lnstitution)-zoned districts,
providing for severability, for repeal of conflicting ordinances;
and providing for an effective date.

Mike S. Thompson, Chairman, Planning/Zoning

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 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. 09-12
AS DESCRIBED ABOVE

AND will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009, 1:30 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board
and to receive public input for
Agenda Nos. 09-13 and 09-14
AS DESCRIBED ABOVE


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 P/Z 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
hearings. 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 Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9e 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. 06:18; 07:09c







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ALAN JAY FORD OF WAUCHULA


Dear Friends & Neighbors,


On behalf of our entire team at Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula, I can confidently report that we are proud to
be a part of the automotive company that's driving a brighter future . . not only for our community, but
also for our country at large.

We are very proud to have been a part of the Hardee County community, and we will continue to be your
neighbor for many, many years to come.

We are proud and grateful to sell & service the full line of Ford cars, trucks SUV's and vans. I believe
these to be some of the finest vehicles on the road today. Thanks to this outstanding lineup of
award-winning vehicles and visionary leadership, Ford's future is brighter than ever.


Recently, for example, we welcomed the all-new 41 mpg, 2010 Ford Fusion I
mid-size sedan that can travel a staggering 700 miles on a single tank of gas! W
gallon that the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Fusion marks just one of many dram
incredible commitment to achieving class-leading fuel economy without sa
safety or value!

We are proud that the Ford Escape Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient SUV on td
offers 15 cars, trucks & SUV's that get 25 mpg or better!


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Main Street In Bowling


Green To Be Resurfaced


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Main Street in Bowling
Green will be resurfaced begin-
ning in late 2009, city manager
Yvonne Kimball told the
Bowling Green City Commis-
sion recently. The project will
cost over $1 million and will be
paid for by federal stimulus dol-
lars, she added. "
The Main Street project will
also include new sidewalks
along portions of Main Street,
said Kimball.
A last month's meeting
Randy Mink said he would
have to give up his mayor's
position due to physical and
personal reasons. He is living
part-time in Bartow but will
remain as city commissioner
until a city election is held in
late 2009. Vice Mayor Perry
Knight has become the new
mayor, a position he held until
Mink was appointed last term.
Kimball also said the city has
$237,537 remaining in state
community development block
grants that must be spent soon
at the city parks.
The commission at its June 9


meeting heard a report on up-
dating the comprehensive plan.
This was a preliminary evalua-
tion and appraisal report (EAR)
from representatives of the
Central Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council.
The purpose of EAR is to
identify major community
issues, assess how well objec-
tives have been achieved, re-
view the city's actions in imple-
menting the comprehensive
plan, and identify ways the plan
should be changed. There will
be a public hearing on July 14.
Major issues identified
include transportation, housing
and future land use, economic
development, and intergovern-
mental coordination. Required
EAR issues to be addressed
include population, annexation,
land use, infrastructure and lev-
els of service, financial feasibil-
ity, and changes to state and re-
gional requirements and plans.
The report indicates the 2008
population of Bowling Green
was 3,122, compared with
2,892 in 2000 and 1,836 in
1990. The population is expect-
ed to grow to 6,783 by 2030,
the report indicates.


Letter To The Editor

Information Sought On

Amber Woods' Death


Dear Editor:
On June 20, 2009, a once
young beautiful girl would have
been 20 years old. Amber
Michele Woods' life was cut
short.
She was found murdered on
Feb. 11, 2006. It has been three
years.
Amber never got to attend
her senior prom, walk down the
aisle or become a mother.
We 'are writing this letter in
an attempt to get someone to
come clean. Someone has either
seen something or heard some-
thing.
Amber's family deserves to
Have closure. She deserves to
have closure. We love and miss
her dearly.
If you know anything, please
call the numbers below. You
can call with your information.
We will not ask your name.
Her family is seeking justice
for this horrible crime. The per-
sons responsible will be held


COURTESY PHOTO
Amber Woods at age 16.
accountable.
Please help us find Amber's
killer. Numbers to call: 863-
513-7364 or Detective Johnson
941-747-3011, ext. 2547 at
Manatee County Sheriff's De-
partment.
Audrey Woods and
Daisy Faircloth
Zolfo Springs


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Town of Zolfo Springs intends to apply for a Water
and Waste Loan/Grant from the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service. The funding would
enable the Town to replace the redundant Waste Water
Plant. Please contact Zolfo Springs Town Hall with any
questions at (863) 735-0405. 6



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The city has annexed 30 acres
since 1991 and now consists of
about 792 acres. The city has
about 200 acres of vacant land
and developable, with 79 per-
cent designated for low density
residential.
The report said the city has
been operating at or above level
of service standards for infra-
structure such as roads, potable
water, sanitary sewer, solid
waste, drainage, schools, and
parks and recreation.
EAR recommendations will
include transportation, housing
and future land use, economic
development, intergovernmen-
tal coordination, level of ser-
vice standards, and future land
use and mapping.
The commission June 9
approved installing valves on a
10-inch water line at Jones and
West Central and at the city
wellfield at the request of
Mayor Knight. There were two
water main breaks within eight
days in the area, resulting in a
temporary shutdown of water
service to the eastern part of the
city, he said. The new valves
would confine the affected area
when future water main breaks
occur.
The commission gave a final
reading and approval of an ordi-
nance regulating the parking of
semi-trucks and trailers that
have been damaging roads in
the city.
The commission approved
the first reading of an ordinance
regarding accessory structure
setbacks such as carports.
On May 21 the commission
accepted a low bid from
Killebrew Inc. of $64,565 for:
the Bryan Avenue water line
extension for the new elemen-
tary school addition. Other bid-
ders were Cathcart Contracting
at $79,950 and Lavon Cobb
Construction at $81,076.
Kimball was authorized to
apply for a $200,000 EDA grant
to the city for infrastructure
design and engineering. The
city manager was also autho-
rized to apply for a pre-devel-
opment grant from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Kimball said the city is devel-
oping a website. She has been
looking at drainage issues along
Chester Ave. and the corner of
Mason Dixon and Main Street.
She said possible projects for
the city parks with the $237,000
grant balance could include
demolish the old swimming
pool and pool houses, construct
a tennis court, fill in and sod
disturbed areas, and im-prove
the ball fields and playgrounds.
At the May 12 commission
meeting Police Chief John
Scheel requested that Ralph the
police canine be retired and
given to his handler, officer
Jereme Bridges.
Pastor Willie Gilliard of the
Celebration Church. was given
permission for signs for pickup
points for summer youth activi-
ties.
The city will be responsible
for maintaining Main Street
after it is resurfaced by the
state.
Kimball is preparing job
descriptions for city employees
and is working to update the
city's personnel policy.
The commission denied a
request by Mrs. Hernandez to
put a fruit stand at 4810 Hwy.
17 North due to lack of parking
and proximity to the city well-
field.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2009 Men's Community
League got its season going last
week.
In the first week, there were
eight games on the two fields
on Tuesday and Thursday, with
five of them being decided by
three runs or less. It looks to be
a very competitive season for
the 13 teams in the two divi-
sions.
In Division 1, La Floresita
has the top spot with a 2-0 re-
cord, with Farm Credit and
Charlotte's Web Pub each at 1-
0. Country Club, Western Pleas-
ure Karaoke and CF Industries
each look for that first win.
In Division 2, Hardee Mer-
chants, Fuego's and Blacklist
are each at 1-0, Mosaic is at 1-1
and Nemesis, the Legion of
Doom-Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. and FINR
(Florida Institute for Neuro-
logic Research) are each await-
ing a win.
Both opening games were
more one-sided starters. On
Field 3, Fuego's began with a
bang, downing Nemesis 18-4.
Both Jose Perez and David
Beumel homered and Will
Tyson smacked a double and
triple to pace Fuego's. Leadoff
batter Raul Garcia had triple
scores. Beumel, Tyson, Ruben
Rivas, Ryn Heine and Osles
Lazarre added twin tallies.
Perez, Fred Hodges, Matt
Bowling, Erick Virgile and Paul
Samuels each added a run.
For Nemesis, the runs were
scored by Roy Santoyo, Paul
Beckham, Francisco Prieto and
Miguel Santoyo, with hits by
Javier Reyes, Isauro Figueroa
and Jesse Reyes helping out.
On Field 4, the opener was a
26-4 win for La Floresita over
Western Pleasure.
Julian Garcia Sr. smacked a
triple and double and Eddie
Strange, Jose Olvera and Bobby
Flores each hit a pair of doubles
for La Floresita. Julian Sr. was
the only three-score batter,
while, Julian. Jr., .Strange, Sam
Rivera, Jose Gomez, Jose
Lucho, Peter DeLuna, Duck


Kersey and Olvera all crossed
home plate twice.
Eric Cabb picked up a first-
inning score for Western, while
Eric Mushrush, Chris Bandy
and Dino Torres came home in
the second frame. Mushrush
and Cobb were twin-hit batters.
After the opening games,
things got serious. On Field 4,
Farm Credit edged Country
Club 15-13.
Philip McGee and Jay
Belflower were the only three-
hit batters for Farm Credit.
Jimmy Lanier doubled twice
and Bobby Caraway tripled.
Mark McGee, Philip McGee,
Justin Conerly and Chris
Knight were the only twin-tally
batters.
Leadoff batter Travis
McClenithan doubled twice,
and Kellon Durrance, Bruce
Judah and Tater Fuller all
tripled for Country Club. Judah
was the only three-score batter.
McClenithan, Chris Altieri and
Durrance crossed home plate
twice.
Meanwhile, on Field 3,
Blacklist downed Mosaic 23-
20.
Keith Patterson, Scott Dick-
son, and Patty all homered for
Blacklist. George Dickey hit a
trio of doubles. Leadoff batter
Justin Painter had five hits.
Patty scored four times and
Scott Watson and Cody each
scored three times.
Mike Mahoney launched a
grand slam homer for Mosaic.
With a double, single and sacri-
fice, he almost hit for the cycle
and picked up seven RBIs.
Austin Helms also homered
and Jason Johnson, West
Palmer and Robert Deuberry
also homered. Helms, W.T.
Redding, Alan Tubbs and
Deuberry circled the bases three
time apiece.
The close games continued
on Thursday night. On Field 3,
Charlotte's Web won 13-10 in
the 6:45 game.
R. Sonnier, Teddy Svendsen,
Will Cartwright and William
Beattie _each .doubled for
Charlotte's Webb. J. Beam,
Sonnier, Svendsen and Cart-


wright .were each twin-scoie
batters. .
For CF, Josh Schneider
homered and tripled and both
Weston Johnson and Jackson
Mosely doubled. Shay Baker
joined Johnson as the. only
twin-tally batter.
In the Field 3 game at 8:15, it
was La Floresita picking up
another win, 24-22 over
Country Club.
Gomez homered among his
three hits for La Floresita.,
DeLuna followed suit with a
homer and double among three
hits and four RBIs. Rivera
picked up a half dozen RBIs
with a homered and deep sacri-
fice fly which nearly made it
over the right field fence.
Altieri tripled and doubled
and. -Luke Prine doubled twice
for Country Club. Leadoff bat-
ter McClenithan had five hits
and scored four times. Prine
came home three times and
seven batters had twin scores.
On Field 4, the Thursday
early game had Hardee Mer-
chants slipping past Legion of
Doom 15-14.
Mike Long homered twice
and Joe Mishew also homered
for Merchants. Brad Gilliard
doubled twice and Brent
Gilliard also doubled. Brent
was the only triple-tally batter,
while Brad and Lester Horn-
bake each came home twice.
J.R. Gough doubled twice
among three hits for Legion.
Rodger Brutus also had three
hits. Peck Harris crossed home
plate three times and Gough,
Darrell Keen and Ryan Hays
each added two runs.
In the Field 4 nightcap on
Thursday, Mosaic won 19-5
over FINR.
Palmer missed hitting the
cycle with a pair of homers, a
triple and double for Mosaic.
Helms also homered and dou-
bled. He, Palmer and Todd
Rogers were the only three-
score batters.
For FINR., leadoff batter Billy
Hernandez doubled twice and
put two runs on the board.
Lewis Martin, Reid Benton and
Bryan Smith added solo scores.


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BRONZE MEDAL


Living-


SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS


ONE PINK, NO BLUE


COURTESY PHOTO
Cadet 2nd/Lt. Heather St. John was recently awarded a
Bronze Medal from the Saramana Chapter of the Sons of
the American Revolution. The award was presented by
Harold Crapo Jr., president of the Saramana Chapter, "in
recognition of outstanding leadership qualities, military
bearing and excellence, thus exemplifying the high
ideals and principles which motivated and sustained our
patriot ancestors." The cadet just completed her junior
year, and is only the second recipient of this medal at
Hardee Senior High School. Her favorite subject is
English, while her favorite activities involve the Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps, coaching Little League,
hunting, fishing and softball. Heather is looking forward
to attending college to follow in her mother's footsteps in
criminology and advancing to be a detective.


PINNED!


COURTESY PHOTO
Eleven students received dental hygienists' pins and
recited the "Dental Hygiene Oath" at South Florida
Community College's Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony
on May 1 in the University Center Auditorium. The cere-
mony signified that the students had successfully com-
pleted the educational requirements for an associate's
degree dental hygiene. In this photo, Crystal Beasley of
Wauchula, president of the Class of 2009 and recipient of
its award for outstanding leadership, accepts her pin
from Dr. Deborah Milliken. In her final address to her
class, Beasley said, "The last two years here have been
about more than just education. I have made friends that
I will carry in my heart for the rest of my life."


'WANTED'

Volunteoors & Participants *
for.
4th of July
Family Picnic s Fireworks Extravaganza /


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* Churches *
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Registration & Information call
Elizabeth Deleon (863) 667-6185 or
Dawn Atkinson-Jones (863) 781-6999
Day's events will include,
but are not limited to:
* Flag Football * Water Slides * Games *
* Live Entertainment. * Dunk Tanks *
* * Boxing with
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Fireworks at 9 pm


Mr. and Mrs. Myron Refoure,
Lakeland, an eight pound
daughter, Mya Jade Refoure,
born May 10, 2009, Lakeland
Regional Medical Center. Mrs.
Refoure is the former Heather
Heine. Maternal grandparents
ate Michael Heine of Wauchula
and Debbie Walker of Lake
Placid. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Bob and Alberta
Heine Weidman of Wauchula
and Barbara Jackman of
Bradenton. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Myron Refoure of
Okeechobee and Jackie Camel
of Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandmother is Katie Mosely of
Bowling Green.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant - as
a newborn only - may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


A Daily Thought
tI4URS.AY
Anger kills the fool, and jeal-
ousy slays the stupid.
Job 5:2 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Let every man be qu ck to
listen, but slow' to use his
tongue, and slow to lose his
temper. For man's temper is
never the means of achiev-
ing God's true goodness.
James 1:19b-20 (PME)
SATURDAY
A gentle response defuses
anger, but a sharp tongue
kindles a temper-fire.
Proverbs 15:1 (ME)
SUNDAY
For while there is jealousy
and strife among you, are
you not of the flesh and
behaving like ordinary peo-
ple, not God's people.
I Corinthians 3:3 (RSV)
MONDAY
Hate evil and love the good.
Amos 5:15 (TLB)
TUESDAY
Live in all sincerity, loathing
evil and clinging to the good.
Romans 12:9 (NEB)


--WEDNESDAY
You who love the Lord, hate
evil! . . . Light shines on the,
* godly, and joy on those who
do right.


Psalm 97:10a,11 (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-
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I COURTESY PHOTO
Three Hardee Senior School seniors who aspired to win The Wednesday Musicale's
annual scholarship performed at the May 13 meeting. They were introduced by teacher
and club Second Vice President Jan Brutus, who was co-chairman with Dr. Jo
Thompson. Show above (from left) with Brutus are vocalists Kristle Horn and Brittany
Wiggins and pianist Lee Cortez. Kristie, who sang "Where I Stood," was the first-place
winner. Runners-up were Wiggins, who sang "Only Hope," and Lee, who played
"Amazing Grace" and "Ukrainian Bell Carol." All three were recognized at the Senior
Awards Program held on the campus of Hardee High School. The girls plan to begin
their college educations at South Florida Community College, whereas Lee plans to
attend Florida Gulf Coast University. Hostesses for the afternoon were Vida Tomlinson
and Ann Sasser.


GARDENING LEADERS


COURTESY PHOTO
At the final meeting of the club year for the Wauchula Garden Club, new officers were
installed. Leading the installation service was Rita Hilton of Bartow, an officer in the
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. She is pictured above on the right with new offi-
cers (from left) Carolyn McConnell, secretary; Carol Saunders, treasurer; Gayle
Palmer, standing in for Joyce Butsch, vice president; and Sylvia Thornton, president.
Hostesses for the luncheon meeting were Jana Thorpe, Gloria Pennington and Bess
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The United Methodist Men and Women of
Wauchula and Bowling Green would like to
thank all those who helped make the
10th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit
Missionary Frank Zajicek a success, especially:

Golf Players
Sponsors
Volunteers (food preparation & service)
Supporters
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The tournament was a success.
Again, we thank the community for your support!

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Hardee County South America Missions missionary, please send
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MOVING DONATION


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,500 to help buy a used van for the
mobile work crew at the Hardee Association for Retarded Citizens. The mobile crew's
previous van was destroyed in a crash; and $2,000 in Insurance proceeds will also be
used in the purchase of a replacement. Pictured for the organizations are (from front
left) Gilbert Hernandez, Tim Dowdy, Bill Flemmer and supervisor George Dickey;
(back) Kiwanis President Thomas Trevino, Chad Jones, Dr. Mike McCoy and Bill
Wheeler. The local Kiwanis Club also sponsors HARC's Aktion Club.


Dance Company Takes Awards


Wendy's Dance Company
from Fort Meade recently com-
peted at the Bravo Dance
Competition in Tampa.
The studio includes several
students from Hardee County.
Local girls are Taylor Pohl,
Briana Hanchey, Holly Brown.
and Brooke Shaw.
Its senior group placed sec-
ond overall in the entire Senior
Division. The production rou-


tine, which included all danc-
ers, placed third overall in the
Line Production Division.
Three out of the five routines
performed received judges spe-
cial awards.
The competition also gives
out three choreography awards
for the Senior Division. In-
structor Wendy Attix received
one of these awards for the rou-
tine "Tribal Beats," performed


by the Senior Team.
The group then competed at
the . Starbound National
Competition in Lakeland. All
five routines received the top
ranking of "High Gold."
Both the peewee and junior
teams finished in the top 10.
The junior team received a
judges special award. The
senior routine, "Bellhop
Boogie," placed third overall in
the entire division. The senior
routine "Tribal Beats" won first
place, making it the top group
in the entire Senior Division.
The production routine "School
Days," performed by all three
groups, was the top production-
line routine.
In May, Walt Disney World
invited the group to come and
perform at Downtown Disney's
new waterside stage. On June
5, the group traveled to Orlando
and performed. And on June
13, Wendy's Dance Company
performed at its 13th annual
recital at Florida Southern
College in Lakeland. Theme
was "Canvas of Dreams."
The dance studio teaches
beginner through advanced
classes in jazz, hip-hop, lyrical,
ballet, tap and clogging.
Children and adults are wel-
come.
Summer camp runs July 13-
17.


Hardee club, the benefits of
Toastmasters International will
be available to everyone in the
Hardee County area.
The charter members include
Thomas Trevino, Calli Skipper,
Loraine Braddock, James Brad-
dock, Gary DeLaTorre, Mark
Manuel, Robert Hinerman and
Mack Payne. Mario Trevino, a
member of the Sebring Talk Of
The Town Toastmasters Club,
was in attendance at the organi-
zational meeting to support the
formation of the new club in
Wauchula.
Anyone interested in joining
is welcome to come to a club
meeting as a guest or to call or
e-mail Skipper at 375-3003,
cskipper@cfifl.com for further
information.


The new Hardee Toastmas-
ters Club was formed at a recent
organizational meeting held at
the Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce office in downtown
Wauchula.
The club will meet on the
second and fourth Wednesdays
of each month at noon in the
conference room at the chamber
office, 107 E. Main St. The next
meeting will be on June.24.
Toastmasters is a-?"user
friendly" organization whose
only purpose is to assist indi-
viduals in becoming better and
more confident speakers. This
non-profit organization offers a
proven - and enjoyable -
way to practice communication
and leadership skills.
With the formation of the


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On behalf of the family of
Jesse Reyna
we would like to thank all of our fami-
ly and friends, near and far, for their
support in our time of grief for all
your acts of kindess that you showed
us, for food, flowers,
visits, phone calls and many more
kind deeds that were bestowed upon
us in this time of grief.
And far most all your prayers. We
cannot thank everyone enough.
Again, thank you from:
Linda, Amanda, Joshua


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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
Housekeeping and practical-
nursing classes are being held
weekly for women on relief.
The classes are in the communi-
ty house in Avalon Park. When
the courses are completed, they
will be sent out to homes where
needed. Seven canning kitchens
in the county have been com-
pleted and are open for every-
body, whether on relief or not.
One of the most brilliant
social affairs in years was the
Kiwanis club's ladies night cel-
ebration held Monday evening
in the Hotel Simmons. Seventy-
two Kiwanians and their wives
and invited guests attended, and
the evening was filled with
music, dancing, general fun and
frolic. L. Grady Burton was
master of ceremonies and led
the group in a number of songs
during the early evening while
supper was being served.
Fight fans were clustered
around .their radios last night to
hear reports of the Max Baer-
Prima Camera fight for the
heavyweight championship of
the world. Baer won by a tech-
nical knockout in the 11th
round, after flooring the huge
Italian several times with terrif-
ic rights to the jaw. The fight
was held in Madison Square
Garden, Long Island, and drew
a gate of $300,000.
The Fashion Shop, next to
A& P Grocery, is having a
clearance sale. Silk dresses are
$1.85 to $5.95; $3 straw hats
for $1; full-fashioned hose for
69 cents and cotton dresses,
sizes 14 to 52, for 97 cents.
There is a 10 percent reduction
in all bathing suits.
50 YEARS AGO
The Board of Public
Instruction will advertise for
bids for six new school buses
for Hardee County to replace
outdated models, some 1948
models. They are to be 60- and
66-passenger carriers, and rep-
resent an expenditure of about
$24,000. The board will also
consider installing cooler rooms
in the school cafeterias. At pre-
sent, any food which must be
kept in cold storage is taken to a
locker in Bartow, a very incon-
venient arrangement.
Jeff Daughtry, 17-year-old


Wauchula Future Farmer of
America, has been named
Florida's Star Farmer for 1959.
The award, the highest present-
ed by the state organization,
was announced at the state FFA
convention on Saturday in
Daytona. Daughtry, president of
the Peace Valley Chapter, was a
candidate for state president,
but lost out to a Lake Worth boy
in the runoff.
New 1959-60 fishing licenses
are on sale now at the county
judge's office in the old court-
house in Wauchula. The old
licenses expire June 30. The
licenses are needed for all fresh
water fishermen, except those
using cane poles in home-coun-
ty waters.
Realtor C.T. Ratliff has a 10-
acre grove approximately 2
years old, not hurt by the freeze,
for $9,500; and 80 acres, 12 set
in grove, creek through the pas-
ture and modern three-bedroom
home and highway frontage, for
$35,000 with good terms.
25 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Police Chief Ray
Grimes is the third candidate to
toss his hat into the ring in the
race for sheriff. Opposing him
on the ballot are Sheriff Doyle
Bryan, who is in the final
months of his first, four-year
term, and Newton U. Murdock,
who previously served as the
local sheriff for 16 years.
The Florida Department of
Revenue has ruled that there
was a violation of the intent of
the law by the Property
Appraisal Board in lowering
assessments for three phosphate
companies last year. Property
Appraiser D. Reid Stewart has
not yet decided if he will go to
court to try to collect the addi-
tional taxes. He says the action
of the board cut the county's
and School Board's ability to
collect dollars and put the load
on tAxpayers.
The city of Bowling Green
has completed installation of
S1,350 feet of 12-inch water pipe


line on tast Jones Street,
reported public works director
Mack Bryan. The pipe Was
installed by city workers-and
cost about-$11,000, said Bryan.
Peninsular Equipment Co.
Inc. invites folks to Red Power
Demo Days next Wednesday.
"Come, watch and drive the lat-
est in International Harvestor
tractors, hay and tillage equip-
ment and spray equipment.
Demonstrations will be at Norm
Nickerson Farms on CR 664A
and Novell Conerly Farm on
Novell Road.
10 YEARS AGO
Courtesy transportation for
students who live within two
miles of their school may come *
to an end with state funding
cuts. "Belts have to be tight-
ened, but classroom integrity
must be maintained," said
Schools Superintendent Derrel
Bryan. Five bus drivers and one
mechanic may lose their jobs if
courtesy transportation comes
to an end.
The city of Wauchula held off
on final reading of a proposed
animal ordinance as a mob of
concerned citizens showed up
to voice their opinions, having
heard that the ordinance would
limit the number of pets one
could have. Although it was dis-
cussed to not allow a resident
20 or 30 cats, the final draft
does not specify any limits. The
council decided to wait and
give residents time to study the
ordinance.
A 39-year-old Wauchula man
who allegedly grew marijuana
in his father's back yard has
been arrested. His green thumb
landed him behind bars on
charges of cultivation of mari-
juana. The illegal greenery has
been valued at $1,500.
Nicholson Ace Hardware has
Father's Day gifts, a Genesis
500 LX grill for $359, three-
piece grilling set for only $9.99,
a Black & Decker cordless drill
for $75, and a 10-piece screw-
driver bit set or eight-piece drill
set for $6.99.


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Words of Thanks


Happy Father's Day

$o, June 21. 2009

tiFather's Lave
is
dHva s There

It's gentle, it's steady, it's
deep and it's strong. It
cheers when we're right
and forgives when we're
wrong. It's sure as the
morning-that starts every-
i day. It's with us no matter
LevI MlcLed, Jr. what life brings our way.
For the love of a father is a
wonderful thing.


Love, Your Kids,
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Ureetings from Fort Green!
Vacation Bible School got off
to a bang last Sunday night.
There were plenty of young'ns.
We always begin with a light
supper then line up in front of
the church and go into the sanc-
tuary for our opening, and then
on to classes. Faye Davis was in
charge of the food and she
knows what people like to eat!
We can all say a good time was
had by all and the word of our
Lord Jesus was spread.
Today (June 18) was my
younger brother's birthday. He
would be 70, but he made his
final journey when he was 62.
You always remember them,
but especially on birthdays.
His youngest daughter,
Rachel Royal Harness and hus-
band Bill, came to Orlando for a
little R&R and to see the space
shuttle take off. They are in the
military and have seen parts of
the world that I sure do not care
to visit. On the other hand, they
have been to Hawaii twice. We
met them in Lakeland and had
dinner together, and they flew
back to Knoxville last Sunday.
Leo and Lila Blink said they
really enjoyed visiting with
grandchildren and that new
great-granddaughter. They went
over to Sarasota to spend one
night and really enjoyed watch-
ing the baby splash in the pool!
Lila said she never heard her
cry one time, maybe just fretted
a little.
Arthur Womack came
through his surgery with flying
colors. Maxine carried him to
Tampa for his procedure.
Before they went into the hospi-
tal, they went on an RV trip to
Kennesaw, Ga., and then spent
several days in the Altoona
Lake RV Campground. Grand-
kids came out and spent the
time with them.
Maxine said she had never
seen Arthur so relaxed. This is
one couple, some would call
"old," who really know how to
have a good time. Arthur drove
that RV right through. down-
town Atlanta and I don't even
like to drive through Atlanta in
a car. He said if you can drive in
LA, you could drive anything
anywhere!
Shaiin Casey came through
:his reconstructive surgery good:
He was awake within an hour


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after surgery asking for food!
That is always-a good sign. He
should be home sometime this
week. Makayla Chancey did
fine with her oral surgery. She
said they had plenty of ice
cream. Jimmy Sasser had oral
surgery last Tuesday. Bailey
Skinner will have tubes in her
ears on July 7.
Sherman Cooper had another
bout with kidney stones and
was in the Lakeland hospital
last Wednesday. Helen Albrit-
ton will return to Lakeland
sometime this week to get her
staples removed.
All in all, there are a lot of
people at Fort Green who have
been uncomfortable for a little
while. Our new pastor, Steve
McGaughey, has been on the
go, meeting people and going to
the hospital. Please pray for all
our sick and please include
Wilma Torres. I just hard she
has brain cancer. I cannot
remember if she retired from
the school system when I did in
'04 or worked another year.
I saw Evelyn Soles last Satur-
day. She looks good and her
hair came back curly. Some-
thing good can come from
something bad!
Lockie Gary should be in
Afghanistan by now. Please
remember Lockie. He is trying
to help the widows learn to take
care of cows, making a way to
provide a living for themselves.
The Fort Green community's
first annual Junior High Youth
Benefit Bass Tournament was
well attended last Saturday at
Lake Reedy. First place went to
David Alexander and Joseph
Noel; second place, Aaron
Franks and Ralton Albritton;
and third to Sherman Cooper
and Mark Hogenauer.
Sherman reported Brother
Steve led in prayer. They all
stopped at McDonald's for
lunch after the tournament
ended at noon. Another good
time was, had! -
Brett Pierstorff's aunt, uncle
and niece are down for a visits
They actually said they love
this hot weather; it was so cold
in Indiana. She played the piano
and sang forbiur special nrusic
last Sunday. She can really
spr eM the. Wifd in song. She
sang lots of old favorites.


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By Joan Seaman


It's that slow time of year, but don't believe there are no sports
activities in the summer. They just take a different turn.
There is not much high school news, except the challenge on
the issue of cutting sports seasons by 20 percent to save expenses.
This two-year rule by the Florida High School Athletic Association
is being challenged on gender equity, because it allowed football to
retain its full schedule and did not allow a similar plan for any girls
sport. State tuned for more information as it develops.
The regular season for most of the youth baseball and softball
leagues has ended and they are in the midst of All-Star playoffs. We
understand the Rays came from behind to win the Majors season
title, but we have had no scorebooks in over a month. It would be
nice to do a final wrap-up.
Hardee is hosting at least one of the District 7 All-Star series.
Check with the coaches in each division to see how their teams are
doing.
The high school players are competing around the circuit.
Contact Coach Rewis or one of the players to find out when and
where games are, of course, depending on the weather.
Men's Church League finished up its post-season, with First
Christian as tourney champion.
Now, the Women's Church League and Men's Community
League softball are playing their games. After the first week, there
are three ladies teams undefeated. La Floresita leads the men's
Division I while three teams top Division II. Unfortunately, I do not
have last names for some of the players, and hope to get them in
the next few weeks.
The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour is under way, with quite a few
youngsters and teens from Hardee County participating in the
Sebring-based youth golf experience at several courses in Desoto,
Hardee and Highlands counties.
Last week's season opener was at The Bluffs. Hardee golf team
player Taylor Barlow won the boys 15-16 division. Kara Norris
took third in the girls 14-18 group. Will Bennett took first and
William Beattie second in the 13-14 age group. Other Hardee
golfers playing included Grayson Lambert, Justin Bromley, Lauren
Moore, Daniel Miller, Lincoln Saunders, Dalton Hewett, Bradley
Brewer, Trenton Moon, Kyle Hewett and Garrett Norris.
If I missed any other Hardee players on the list, please let me
know. This week's event is at the Country Club of Sebring.
There are tennis lessons and USTA Team tennis available this
summer. There are group or team lessons and possibly league play.
For more information, contact Ken or Barbara Leupold at 773-
3249.
Saturday is THE night for boxing fans. It will all be at the
Turner Center in Arcadia, where Hardee grad Trampus Fillingim
and his boxers will challenge a similar group from Philadelphia
coached by Troy Carter in a Florida-Pennsylvania duel. Fillingim,
a lineman with Mastec by day and boxing coach by night, has a sta-
ble of boxers including Shane Tinney, who just competed in the
Golden Gloves nationals.
It begins about 3 p.m. with autograph signing with pros such as
Jeff Lacey, Winkie Wright, Mike Berto, Hardee's own Edner
Cherry and perhaps Daniel Lozano, Lisa Laura "Lady Ram"
Ramsey and Nicole "Coal Miner's Daughter.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for the night's activity. General admission
is $15. Ringside tables for six are $100. B66i''start at 6 p.m. and
.wilL include fighters from.around the state in competition, leading
up to the Philly-Florida bouts . For tickets, or more information,
call Fillingim at 863-990-2031.
Carter, a former Wauchula boxing coach, worked with
Fillingim to schedule as many as 10 interstate matches. While here,
the Philly boxers will be exposed to country life, and later,
Fillingim's boxers will go to Philly, see the "Rocky" steps, the
Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and more.
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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A human father is.a
shadow of our heavenly Father.

God put fathers on earth
in order to put His arms around us
and have authority over us and to
teach us right and wrong.

Some fathers are the complete opposite,
and some fathers still need others
to teach them right from wrong.

Fathers, what would we do
without them?

There's grand, step, biological, adopted.

Everyone has a father.
Some just never got to know theirs,
through death or abandonment.

A father will influence children
all the way to adulthood,
good or bad.

Turn to your dad this Father's Day
if he is still present this day.
Give him a hug and kiss and say
"I love you. Happy Father's Day!"

- Connie Rowe
Wauchula
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L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc
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FORD MUSTANG, 1998, white, V68
motor 3.8 standard. Make offer.
863-245-3824. 6:11-18p
2001 DODGE INTREPID, runs
good, looks good, $3,000. 781-
7198. 6:18c


1997 RANGER PICKUP, cold air, 4
cylinder, runs good, $1,500. 773-
6692. 6:18p

1989 Double Wide Mobile Home: located within Crystal
Lake RV Resort� at 2413 Lilly Lane, Wauchula. 2
Bedroom & 2 Bath. Air Conditioned front porch,
attached carport with functional utility / storage / work-
shop area, central A/C unit. $ 25,900.00.
For more information contact:
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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


New roof and new paint on this 3B/lBth con-
crete block home, central H/A, screened porch,
corner lot, fenced yard, outside storage.
$144,000
Lovely home in family neighborhood, 2B/2Bth,
large master suite, 2 screened porches, outside
storage, sprinkler system with separate well.
$54,900.
ONE OF A KIND! 2 bedrooms, cozy cottage
with fireplace, hardwood floors, lots of storage
space, huge 30x18 storage building. Call Delois
to see this home today! $128,000
This is a must see! 3.16 Acres and 3B/2B manu-
factured/MH built in 1990 with large rooms,
fireplace, screened lanai, in ground pool, 12x20
metal storage. $125,000
OWNERS SAY SELL THIS HOUSE! 2005,
24x44, D/W mobile home, peaceful location,
Smithbuilt shed has electricity and 12x16
porch. $73,000
MOVE RIGHT IN this C/B Stucco home;
4B/3Bth, family room with fireplace, stainless
steel appliances in large kitchen, lovely yard
with underground sprinkler system. A MUST
SEE! $279,000
Lovely heritage home, 3B/2Bth, with 4 rental
units, currently rented, tall ceilings, hardwood
floors, plenty of extras in this listing. Call
Charlotte for details.
2B/lBth, completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000


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


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert
Well maintained C/B Home on 11 Acres!
3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; great
garden area. A MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!
$225,000
30 acres of pastureland in secluded area; small
pond has natural flow of water; perfect for
home site or small ranch. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED and POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
ING! 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 tract with paved road frontage;
make an offer on this 5 acre tract. Listed at
$90,000
14.74 acres, nice sloping tract with large pond;
some native trees; very secluded. $195,000
10 acres with 12" well; perfect for your new
home. Call Delois Johnson for more informa-
tion.
1.2 Acre Commercial Lot on Highway 17; high
traffic area. $100,000
1.37 acres; 2" shallow well located on Main
Street, outside city limits. $43,500
2.76 Acres with 2" well located Highway 64
West. $49,000
VACATION RENTALS LAKE JACKSON!
Make plans to relax at the BANYAN BAY
CLUB; all lakefront efficiencies, fully furnished,
gated community; apartments available for
your summer retreat or long term rentals! Call
863-382-8836


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


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Each office independently
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Nancy Craft
832-0370


NEW CABINETS limited amount,
below wholesale. Call Bob
Claman 245-6954. 6:18p
SUPER TWIN BEDS; side by side
refrigerator w/ice and bookcase.
773-4529 leave message. 6:18p


SOMEONE NOT AFRAID to work,
help with housework, packing,
soiling, storage, some light yard
work, hours vary. 773-6122. 6:18p
PT MERCHANDISER - Clean &
stock small freezer in Wauchula
grocery store. Very part-time and
flexible hrs, M &Th. Internet
access & email Is required. Call 1-
800-733-2999 ext. 604. 6:18-25p


BOWLING GREEN SMALL
ENGINE mechanic needed. 863-
375-4056. 6:4-148
LOOKING FOR GIRL FRIDAY to
live on ranch In Okeechobee
County. Will be expected to do
house and yard work. Must* have
a valid driver's license. Please
call 863-763-5321 after 6 p.m.
Thank you. 6:11-7:9p


8 COWS, 1 BULL, 7 calves, gen-
tle. 773-0718. 6:18p
15 COWS BRED with black bran-
gus, $12,000 or $850 each. Cell
941-321-9200. 5:21-6:25p


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Gary Delatorre - Broker


Richard Dasher
781-0162


6.15 Acres on Beautiful Peace River with
lots of wild game and natural Florida flora.
Call for more information $125i000
3 BR, 2 BTH HOME on fenced large lot also
includes shed/workshop with car lift
Installed. $125.000
AUTO RESTORATION BUSINESS AND
BUILDINGII With over 11,000 SF Excellent
Income $695.000
TOWNHOUSEII 2BR, 1.5 BATH with Central
H/A, great starter ot retiree home. $50.000
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY
on US 17 North. Approx. 1 acre. Motivated
Seller!! $299.000
5 ACRES - $45.0001 Nice, quiet, serene
wooded acreage.
MAKE OFFER!! 3BR, 1 Bath Concrete
Block home on large lot. $70.000
GREAT STARTER HOME!! 1 BR, 1 Bath
Only $45.000
HUGE 5BR/3Bth/2 CAR GARAGE HOME on
7.33 Acres which includes many extras.
$350.000
CHARMING HOME!! 3BR, 1 Bath, spa-
cious living room, large kitchen, beautiful
oak trees shading front yard. $95.000
Vacant residential corner lot, nice neigh-
borhood $15.000
ILLINOIS AVE. 3BR, 1.5 Bath Concrete
Block Home on $90,000 Make Offerl
3/2with fenced yard on First St. $75,000
CHARMING 2 BR, 1 BATH on 27.5 Acres,
approx. 12 Acres In early and Valencia
oranges, microjets and 2 Irrigation wells,
plus much more. $350.000
A REAL BARGAIN!! Lovely M/H lot on
Downing Circle, Only $9,000 Call Nancyl


Victor Salazar Donna Steffens
245-1054 781-3627


2 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH
$24,600


TOWNHOUSE !!


WAUCHULA HILLS CONVENIENCE
STORE!! AU. new building, ALL new fix-
tures, NEW Coolers, ALL Inventory, includ-
ing Video Recording Alarm system, with
2/1 aDartment in back $400.000
Beautiful Serene 5 Aces with 3/1 Home!
$162.500. Resthaven Rd.
LARGE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS on Main
street Including building, business and all
Inventory. $255.000.
GREAT LOCATION FOR NEW BUSINESS!!
Over 2 acre frontage on US 17 N and North
Florida Avenue. Access from both high-
ways, $415.000
$190,000!! 3BR, 2 Bath possible 4th BR,
Beautiful hardwood floors, living room, din-
ing room kitchen, den, office, front and
back porch with total Sq Ft. 3,716.
ONLY $68.000!!! 3 BR, 2 Bath M/H on
Downing Circle includes stove, refrigera-
tor, washer, dryer and some furniture.
EXCELLENT 5.58 acres of land to build on
in area of nice homes with hard road
frontage. $110,000
COUNTRY HOME!! 3 BR, 1.5 Bath total
1,758 Sq Ft. living area Approx. 1/2 acre of
citrus. Only $125.900
3 BR, 2 BATH M/H and Extra Lot with many
extras for $72.500.
RECENTLY REMODELED! 4 BR, 2 Bth
home with Central H/A on 2.9 acres Includ-
ing many exras and Fruit trees In yard.
REDUCED!I $155.000
5.5 Ace tract zoned F-R great for building,
has 52 x 101ft. slab already on site Call for
information. REDUCED!! $96.900
3BR, 2 Bath with 1,236 total Sq Ft. living
area on 705 Illinois Ave. Only $75.000
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HELP WANTED
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
WASTE WATER COLLECTION & WATER DISTRIBUTION
Must have experience in Waste water collection and water distribution. Must be in good
physical health,and capable of manual labor, lifting, walking, etc., required. Must be
capable of understanding oral and written instruction. Will not be restricted to any one
job in the same classification. Pay depending on experience. Drug test is required.
Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans or spouses of veterans.
Equal Opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted at City Hall, 104 E. Main
Street, or R 0. Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida 33834
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NEW CABINETS limited amount,
below wholesale. Call Bob
Claman 245-6954. 6:18p
4 DODGE FACTORY wheels with
used tires, $100 OBO. 781-0267.
6:18-25p
FORD TRACTOR - 1974, 4000-D;
1997 F250, 4x4, auto; gooseneck
trailer. 863-773-9769. 6:18-25p
FIBERGLASS TOPPER, 8 ft., full
size, $150. 863-375-2578. 6:18p
8 PC. PATIO seating set, $50;
washing machine, $35; TV/VCR
combination, $25. 773-4436.
6:18p
2 CEMETERY LOTS for sale,
Wauchula Cemetery, $1,200. 941-
745-2403. 5:21-6:18p


3-
RABBITS - SEVERAL TYPES and
sizes. 832-0533. 6:18-25p




Genuine Orthopedic
Foam encased sides
Waverly -
Was $594 now $297
Pegasus -
Was $695 now'$397
Westmorland -
Was $1199 now $597
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OUTLET STORE
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ADULT CAT - 4 kittens, 1 chi-
huahua, $15 for shots come in or
call 773-9215 All Creatures. 6:18c
FREE TO A GOOD HOME -
Lab/Cur mix, 9 weeks, 2 males, 1
female. 863-735-2943 Betty/Gene.
6:18-25p
BLACK LAB - 4 yrs., free to a
good home. 863-781-7955. 6:18p
BIRD DOG - Free to' good home
with land to roam. This big boy
(unneutered) followed us home 2
months ago. He was starving, but
after our nursing, he's doing
great now. He looks like a big
English pointer, about 2 years old
max. He's still a bit skittish, but is
very sweet. He snapped at my lit-
tie dog, so I need to find him a
new home. If Interested, please
call Jae 727-321-0213. 6:18-25p


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
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of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
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beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 - Evening (863)773-4774
. www.imseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker * James V. See, Sr., Broker


NEW LISTING! Bring the
horses! Country living just
outside of town in a great fam-
ily neighborhood. Large 2
Bedroom/1 Bath home with
detached 2 car garage. Office
that could be 3rd bedroom. All
newly updated on 2.5� acres.
$175,000.
UNDER CONTRACT! 2
Bedroom/2 Bath triple wide.
10 acres. In ground pool.
Country setting. Well main-
tained. Many extras included
with sale. $185,000
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house 2 1/2
acres- in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.
Adorable 3 bedroom/2 bath
home. Large backyard with
workshop, shed and gazebo.
Interior beautifully remod-
eled. In town. $140,000
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
'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.

Great Opportunity for possible
DUNKIN DONUTS location!
Approximately 1/2 acre on cor-
ner of US 17 and Stenstrom Rd
in Wauchula. 2,550� SF build-
ing, built to Dunkin Donuts
specs. Partial equipment in
place. Sell or Lease, call for
details.

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.

45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500

140 acres with 3 homes on Hwy
64 West. 12 miles from 1-75. A
portion of the property is
approximately 4,000' long.
Plenty of room for landing
strip. $1,800,000.

REDUCED! 100 acres in SW
Hardee County. Scattered
Oaks and Pines on this beauti-
ful site. Great hunting. On
County road. Four 4" wells.
Asking $5,000 per acre.


J Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242 John H. Gross
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight


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


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


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 9-2 pm,
close out sale - giving away hun-
dreds of FREE PLANTS, Maple,
Oak, Cypress, Pines, Palms and
Magnolia trees: below wholesale,
East Main St. on Starke Ave.,
Bowling Green. 6:18p


FOR SALE - 4BR/2-1/2 BA, plus
bonus room, 9-1/2 acre. 863-773-
4207 or 863-781-5595. 6:18-7:9c
HOMESITE - 4.84 acres, N. Ed
Wells Rd., pond, 2 drives and 3
wells, partially wooded with elec-
tric pole, $58,000. 735-0010.
6:18p
5 ACRES - fenced, cleared,
front/wooded back creek, pond.
Zolfo, Gilliard Farm Rd. 863-445-
0995 leave message. 6;11 -7:8p


3.8 ACRES IN the country, 64
west. 863-781-4187 leave mes-
sage. 5:28-6:25p
HARDEE GARDEN CTR. - Corner
7th Ave. & Hogan St., 6 city lots.
1/2 ac. C-2 comm. zoning, 6' H.D.
security fence, all utilities hooked
up. No fees. Build duplexes or
triplexes. By owner. Hold mort-
gage, $98,000. 863-899-1714.
5:28-6:25p
37+ ACRES, TREED, cross-
fenced, spring fed creek, newly
Remodeled, 2/1 home, barn, cow-
pens & more. N.E. Bowling Green,
321-9200. 5:21-6:18p


2BR/1BTH MH, 1017 Sparrow
Road, located in Charlie Creek
MHP. $475 monthly, first, last &
security deposit. Call 735-0010
for Information. 6:18p
TWO BEDROOM APT. $550 and
Main Street office $500. 832-1984.
6:11-18p
2BR/1 BA SFH, large fenced yard
In city, $650, first, last and securi-
ty. 863-491-8110. 6:18-7:16p


Hardee Car Company
Buy Here - Pay Here


$ We il p cs hfor y
Itp m v-- m m m m

, $500 OFF
any Vehicle with Coupon -
-n . - Must Bring Coupon


OPEN
Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday
10 am to 7 pm 10 am to 7:30 pm


Wauchula
(across from
First National
Bank)
773-6667


Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


Maria Billy Hill, - owner Ruby cl6:18l






Realtor V
220 N. 6th Avenue "
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 -s
www.floresrealty.net
Jessie G. Sambrano

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


3BR 2BA CB home In Golview - one acre - great
location - private - game room - outside shed -
well and septic tank - save on utilities. $149,000.000

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
3BR 2BA New Concrete Block Home in Zolfo Springs on large lot
- Great location. Good Workmanship $149,000.00
A Golfer's Paradise - Enjoy the peace and quiet in this beautiful
country setting. Over 4,000 total square feet and over 2,800 square
feet of living area in this very well maintained home. Lots of extras
including ceramic tile floors, custom cabinets, 3-car garage, 2 wells
(1 for home and 1 for irrigation), Living room, family room,
Florida room and 3 large bedrooms. Very large master suite bath
with lots and lots of storage. Professionally landscaped and over-
looking the gulf course. $325,000.00
4.5 acres � with 2BR frame home - secluded location in Oak Grove
section. Unique setting - Large oak trees. $79,900.00



WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
1 Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime! O"POT"UNT
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralla@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
cl6:18c


HOUSES & APT. FOR RENT. 773-
6667. 6:18c
OFFICE SRACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc
MODERN LARGE DUPLEX in
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath mobile
home on 10 acres, $600 month,
first, last deposit. Call Tom 735-
1801. 6:18p
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME. 863-
773-1122. 6:18p
3BR/1BA AC, heat, 2 duplexes
available, $1,000 monthly, first,
last deposit in Sebring, Juanita
Wright 863-781-0982. 6:18-7:16p
HOUSE FOR RENT - 2BR/1BA
east of Wauchula. 773-4478.
6:18-25c


NEW APPLIANCES, central air,
huge yard. Asking $900 security
$800 monthly. Call for more
details 863-521-9277 or 863-521-
6507. 6:11-18p
FOR RENT - 4.5 acres in Golden
Oaks, Zolfo Springs, 3/1 mobile
home, newer zone 3 model. $600
per month & $600 sec. deposit.
No Indoor pets or smoking. Must
have good credit report. Call
Dennis @ 772-530-7047.
6:11-18p
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.,
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31tfc


Central Florida

Ranch & Grove

Realty, LLC

18 ac. on Main Street - Close-In
2bd/lbth Frame Home, 5 ac. Barn - $119,000
3bd/l bth cent a/c $99,000 Zolfo
3bd/ lbth - fixer upper . $85,000 - Zolfo
lbd/1 bth - cent a/c - $89,500 - Zolfo
3bd/l 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










Soe LDavis
I N C., R E A L T 0 R S
SI i (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
SJOE L.DAVIS-
SJOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
Monica Reas www.joeIdavis.com
(863) 781-7170 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
77 - _


,: on may quaUifyt r a
fr iownpaymen asai'eang yo' q home
Breathtaking oaks! 9.8� ac Huge house w/lots of poten-
homesite conveniently lo- tial. Large corner lot zoned
cated between Wauchula & C-1. $135,000!
Zolfo Springs w/culvert
already in place! $168,000! Get the privacy you're look-
ing for! Secluded 4BR/3BA
Fantastic 2-story brick home on 12� wooded acs.
home w/pool. Beautiful oak Only minutes to Wauchula
shaded lot. Close to elemen- or Zolfo Springs. $350,000!
tary school in Wauchula.
$250,000! Tax exemption in place! 10�
ac fenced, cleared pasture
Never lived in! Brand new w/pond, some woods, 4"
3BR/2BA, 1300�SF, CB well. Private homesite loca-
home w/granite counter- tion! $160,000!
tops, master bath, ceramic
tile & carpet floors! Possible owner financing!
$144,999! 2BR/1BA CB home in Avon
Park. $57,000!
PRICE REDUCED! In the
country! 35� acs fenced Bring your fishing pole!
pastureland in private set- 3BR/1BA home fronts
ting currently used for cat- relaxing Lake Buffum.
tie. MH w/o well, septic Parking & hookups for 1
being sold "as is"! $310,000! RV in place $160,000!

Immaculate 3BR/2BA CB Looking for 5 or 10 acs?
home w/hardwood floors, Two 5� ac high/dry fenced
tile in kitchen & bath. Big parcels on private rd! Buy
privacy fenced back yard one or both! $14,500/ac!
looks great! $138,000! One parcel has well/septic!

Your piece on the Peace PRICE REDUCED! Extra
River! Two adjacent par- lot w/this 2006 home!
cels, 7.8� acs for $219,000, 3BR/2BA CB w/tray ceiling,
8.6� acs for $225,000! Buy walk-in shower, fenced
both for $398,000! Possible back yard, attached garage!
owner financing! Dble lot measures
110'x310'! $195.000! Sellers
55+ community! 1BR/1BA would love an offer!
park model w/950�SF
includes screened porch, Looking for native Florida?
hot tub, wheelchair access. Secluded 5� ac of wooded
$85,000!. land has deeded access to
Peace River! Canoe, camp,
MUST SELL; owner mov- fossil hunt, relax! $90,000!
ing; reducing price to take a
loss! 3BR/2.5BA, 1600�SF, Beautiful country setting,
CB home includes new lots of wildlife. 2-story
Rheem A/C, laminate 3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire-
floors, appliances, roof, place & large screened back
kitchen. 2-car carport, CB porch on 22� acs. Located
storage shed, 150'x125' lot. halfway between Wauchula
$155,000! & Avon Park. $389,900!


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The


Classifieds


WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage In Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
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


ROCKY'S LAWN SERVICE. Free'
estimate. 773-0288. 6:11-7:9p


BUSH HOGGING, disking, rotar
tiller, bucket and graple work.
863-781-0962. 6:11-7:9p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018. 6:11-7:9p
I WILL DO BABYSITTING in my
home anytime days, nights &
weekends. 375-2081 or 445-0572.
5:28-7:2p
R&J COMPLETE LAWN CARE
and power washing, small engine
repair, reasonable rates, locally
owned and operated. 781-1443.
5:21-6:18p
DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
5:7tfc
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

50%---F


Store Wide Sale
Dining room start $197
Living room tables $99
4 Pc. Bedroom Start $397
Recliners start $3977
Spend over $1,000 and get
additional 10% off
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North * Sebring
Florida
Across from Home Depot :
863-382-0600


GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

S-Fill Dirt * Rock * Sand * Shell
* Pon WDiggig * Ditch Cleaning:


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
cl:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK * SE HABIA ESPANOL I







214 Orange $ ~ W$ a




aHeross from Klssix)

* All New Appliances have Manufacturers Warranty
* Service ALL Brands of Appliances

* $60.00 for 30 min of Service
Parts Additional
* Parts for ALL Makes!!
Appliances available in all price ranges



781-7680 o
Trained * Licensed * Insured * Professional Service






Topsy SeTopsy See

NEW LISTING 3 BR 11/2 B Frame home in desirable location $125,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced to
$10,000 per acre.
Very nice 3BR 1 Bath concrete block home in good neighborhood. $89,000
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
Beautic Is~~tc s Owner
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
hdre to believe it. $139,000.
2BR 2M 00 saft home sets on 4 1/2 in very quiet setin halfway
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $105,000. Popash Rd.
1 ac. with dpp. 296 ft. road frontage. $36,000

Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
cl6:18c 2634 E. Main Street * Wauchula, FL 33873


EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER - will
provide companionship, light
housework, and assist w/meals.
863.375-3616. 6:11-18p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
first and third Wednesday night at
6:30 p.m. Located at the SFCC
Annex, Room #105, Hwy. 17
North, Wau-chula. 735-2511.
tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C.
Wilson 863-767-5349. 4:2-8:20p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh


SATURDAY - 8 to ?, 114 N. 2nd
Ave., Wauchula. Something for
everyone. 6:18p
FRIDAY 19/SATURDAY 20 - 8am-
?, 402 Lynn Street, Bowling
Green. Kids clothes, dishes,
bikes, shoes and lots more. 6:18p
SATURDAY - 7-1, multi-family,
1194 Dansby Rd., household,
clothes, etc. 6:18p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 8-?, multi-
family yard sale, 2680 Merle
Langford Road, Zolfo. 6:18p


1986 Single Wide Mobile Home with Lot: located at
1054 Sparrow Road, Wauchula. 2 Bed & 2 Bath, Central
A/C unit. Small steel storage building on property.
$31,500.00.
For more information contact:
Sam Fite, Collections Officer
sfite@fnbwauchula.com or
863-773-4136
cl6:18,25c


4-C Construction, LLC


Robert Cole
863-773-9351


Licensed & Insured
CBJC1256749


rIAO-n.R-1 n


David Cole
863-214-1471


FREE ESTIMATES


Best deals on wheels!

Used Tires
$26.00 and up New Tire
Free Mount &
Balance Include
1-'sm5s-. Include


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


773-0777 * 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
S VISA (across from Wal-Mart)


ESTATE SALE - Everything must
go. Saturday, June 20, 10 am -
2pm, 896 'Fish Branch Road,
Zolfo. 941-380-1992. 6:18c
FRIDAY -7 am till ?, D-3 Farms on
Hwy. 64. 6:18c
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 5017 Willow
Ave., Bowling Green. Lots of
everything. 6:18p


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


Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs


c16:4-25c


SATURDAY - 8-1, 613 W.Maili
Street, Wauchula. 6:1&p.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 2 miles'
west of Hart Road, Zolfo, 8-?
6:18p
SATURDAY - 8-?, 836 E. 4th Ave.,
Zolfo. Little bit of everything,
6:18p


.dmm .,'tom,



(331


(863) 735-1495


LUXURY WATERFRONT VACATION CONDO
in Burnt Store Marina Community Punta
Gorda, SW Florida- brand new listing- 2Bdrm,
Separate Den, 2 BA- fully equipped- great
value for location and wonderful amenties-
gorgeous view and absolutely top amenities
and features- summer rates as low as
$1800/mo.- contact us at
http//vrbo.com/246888 for more info.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest biAte'r'for eash..free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obigations.'---
2002 Chev Tk Id 1GBJG31R221144486
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday June 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula Fl. 6:1s8,25c







VERSATILE OUTDOOR
SERVICES INC.


We offer lawn care services
for year round care or
for one-time cuts


FREE ESTIMATES
LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Nathan (863) 245-8517
6:18p



STHE PALMS

I Available for
Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through June 30
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)
* Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts.
* Open, quiet country setting.
* Close to Sheriff's Station on Martin
Luther King Jr Ave and La Playa Drive..
* Award winning Professional Bi-lingual
Management Staff.
* Affordable Rents.

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon - Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM.
After hours by appointment
(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
ISj, Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider c6:4-2.c


Simply 4U Coanputer Repair. LLC
Garry A. Philli . ,

. 8 - ,* I - '- . a

Serving Hardee & DeSoto Counties.

6:4-25c 44


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service


FREE

MOUNT

BALANCE


HOUSE FOR RENT


Home for Rent, Lease to
Own, Or Owner Finance


483 Circle Drive,
4 bedroom, 1 bath
If interested, call Richard at
(863) 255-3330


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8B The Herald-Advocate, June 18, 2009



'City Slickers' Spend A



Weekend At Local Ranch


Do you.remember the movie
"City SJickers?" It was about
city people who paid money to
work on a ranch.
This may seem crazy to many
folks in Hardee County, but the
truth is cows and pasture are
becoming a thing of the past.
The majority of people now
live in big cities, and all they
see is asphalt and high-rise
buildings. Many people in the
United States have never been
close to a cow or know any-
thing about where their ham-
burgers or steaks come from.
Mike and Betsy Damboise,
managers of D.T. Davis Ranch
off SR 66, want to educate peo-
ple about the cattle industry,
rodeo and wildlife manage-
ment. Teamed with Skipper
Calder and the Cowboy-Up
Ministry Team, they did just
that on May 29 as people came
to the ranch for a weekend of


learning and wprk.
A select few from all over
Florida camped under the stars
Friday night. Saturday began
with Betsy Damboise fixing
biscuits and gravy, and then a
day of working cows with Mike
Damboise.
Most of the "city slickers"
helped drive a herd of cows to
the cow pens to work. They put
delice on the cows' backs to
keep the flies off and vaccinat-
ed, dewormed and castrated the
calves.
Just another day at the office
for any working cowboy, but to
these people it was a memory of
a lifetime.
Saturday night the Cowboy-
Up Ministry Team fed everyone
a meal of steak, taters, beans
and cobbler. Mike Damboise
entertained everyone with his
"cowboy poetry" that is truly
unbelievable.


Sunday the city slickers woke
up to the smell of coffee, juict
and doughnuts at the Cowboy
Church, held each week at the
ranch arena. Using a horse
Calder teaches how God is try-
ing to train us. After Cowboy
Church, everyone enjoyed good
old-fashioned pot roast with al
the fixings provided by the min-
istry team.
The weekend ended with a
leisurely trail ride through the
ranch. It may not have been the
"Wild West," but it was as close
as these folks will ever get, anc
hopefully they will be a little
smarter when they order theii
next steaks.
For more information abou
Mike and Betsy Damboise, cal
(863) 381-0123 or visit www.
crackertrailarena.com. Caldei
can be reached at (863) 781-
2281 or via www.cowboyup
ministry.com.


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d







r COURTESY PHOTO
- Students from Wauchula Elementary School who read all 15 of the Sunshine State
- Young Readers Award books were also recognized at the final Top Cat awards cere-
mony at the school. Noted for their reading were (front row, from left) Vaughn Kirkland,
Shelby Gibson and Savannah Aubry; (second row) Soraya Castillo, Kylie Mirabella,
Hollyann Brown, Abby Clark, Ellie Palmer and Kristen Burkett; (back row) Shelby Dees,
Hayden Hawthorne, Jordan Evors, Cheyenne Pohl, Lindsey Barwick, Kayden Lindsey
and Parker Carlton; not pictured, Sarai Santana and Dora Cardoza.




Women's Church League Bats Off


COURTESY PHOTOS
City folk learn the ranching way as they participate in a cattle drive at the D.T. Davis
Ranch off SR 66 in rural Zolfo Springs.


Crunching numbers in an office all day is a world away from wrangling calves in what
Is "lust another day at the office" for cowboys.


New "ranch hands" learn the tools of the trade.


DeSoto County






EASY FINANCING
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
School's out, it's summer,
and it's time for Women's
Church League to get its sum-
mer season under way.
The ladies kicked off the sea-
son with two evenings of action
last week. There are seven
teams in the league. With four
teams playing in the two games
per evening, one team, Alpha &
Omega Freedom Ministry,
played two games last week,
splitting them.
So, at the end of the first
week of play, Holy Child
Catholic, Wauchula First
Methodist and First Christian
Church each have a 1-0 record.
Alpha & Omega is at 1-1, and
St. Alfonso's Chapel, New
Vision Worship Center and
New Hope Baptist Church are
all looking for their first victory.
The season opened last
Tuesday ith Firg Methodist
downing St. Alfonso's 14-1.
Jennifer Bryant was the only
triple-tally batter for First
Methodist. Aimee Dellepere,
Shauntee Hines, Elene Salas
and Diane Brummett added
twin scores and Meagan Smith,
Lacey Crutchfield and Norma
Jones each added a run.
Rishonea Lampley had the
lone tally for St. Alfonso's,
although Mattie was stranded
twice and Melinda, Francisca
and Veronica each were left on
base.
In the Tuesday nightcap, it
was Alpha & Omega winning
21-11 over New Hope.
Sami Jo Morgan and Wanda
Stettler circled the bases four
times apiece for Alpha &
Omega. Lori Dees and Jodi
Griffin each chipped in with
three runs, Amy Franks and
Virginia Jackson added twin
scores and Stephanie R.,
Glenda Eures and Kristin added
a run each.
For New Hope, Kim B.,
Summer and Regan Davenport
crossed home plate three times
each. Michelle and Lori Barba-
ree also scored.
Action continued on Thurs-
day evening, as Holy Child
chased Zolfo Springs rival New
Vision 11-1.
Leadoff batter Sabrina and
Nora Campos each put a pair of
runs on the board for Holy
Child. Suzanna, Elvira, Aurora
Santiago, Liberty Mushrush,
Lucy Garcia, Jaime and Rosa
7 Villegas each came home too.
Mindy came home to score
the only run for New Vision,
while Brittany McMillian, Van-
essa Smith, Ann Talley, Sandra,
Maggie and Yameisy were left
on base.
The week's finale late


Thursday was a barn-burner, as
First Christian nipped Alpha &
Omega 30-29 in a long severi
innings.
Angel Ellis, Sandy Driskell
and Logan Harned paced First
Christian with four scores
apiece. Jessica Hays, Stacy
Gough, Kacey Hays and Linda
Strickland came home three
times each, while Erica Deaton
and Tara Santana had dual


scores and Paige Massey and
Lori Crouse each added a run.
Dees came around to score
five times for Alpha & Omega.
Griffin came home four times
and Morgan and Stettler added
three runs each. Franks,
Stephanie R., Kristin and Mimi
added two runs and Emily,
Jackson, Eures, Penny Strange
and Stephanie added solo
scores.


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6/18/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:25 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:37 am
Sets: 4:13 pm
Moon Phase
23% Waning
- Major Times
8:25 am-10:25 am
8:50 pm-10:50 pm
Minor Times
2:42 am-3:42 am
3:07 pm-4:07 pm
Prediction
Better
6/19/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:25 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:17 am
SSets: 5:19 pm
Moon Phase
14% Waning
Major Times
9:18 am-11:18 am
9:43 pm-11:43 pm
Minor Times


3:35 am-4:35. am
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Prediction
Good
6/20/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:25 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:04 am
Sets: 6:27 pm
Moon Phase
7% Waning
Major Times
10:15 am-12:15 pm
10:40 pm-12:40 am
Minor Times
4:32 am-5:32 am
4:57 pm-5:57 pm
Prediction
Good
6/21/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:32 am
Sets: 8:25 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:01 am
Sets: 7:36 pm
Moon Phase
2% Waning


Major Times
11:18 am-l:18 pm
Minor Times
5:35 am-6:35 am
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Prediction
Good
6/22/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13;53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:05 am
Sets: 8:40 pm
Moon Phase
0% Waxing
Major Times
11:56 pm-l:56 am
12:22 pm-2:22 pm
Minor Times
6:39 am-7:39 am
7:04 pm-8:04 pm
Prediction
Better
6/23/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
Moon Data


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Rises: 7:16 am
Sets: 9:37 pm
Moon Phase
1% Waxing
Major Times
1:00 am-3:00 am
1:26 pm-3:26 pm
Minor Times
7:43 am-8:43 am
8:08 pm-9:08 pm
Prediction
Best

6/24/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:28 am
Sets: 10:25 pm
Moon Phase
5% Waxing
Major Times
2:00 am-4:00 am
2:26 pm-4:26 pm
Minor Times
8:43 am-9:43 am
9:08 pm-10:08 pm
Prediction
Best


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Chip Ballard Of Zolfo Springs


Completes 'Peace River' Novel


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Leland Durrance "Chip"
Ballard, 62, a Zolfo Springs res-
ident and an A.C.E. (Alterna-
tive Classroom Environment)
teacher at Hardee High School,
has recently published his first
novel, a murder mystery within
the setting of Hardee County.
The first draft of the 223-
page novel, called "Peace
River," was penned 10 years
ago. Working with different edi-
tors and advisors, Ballard has
rewritten and revised the book
several times.
Zolfo Springs is referred to as
Flowing Wells. Wauchula is
called Wasahatchee, an old
Indian name for Wauchula.
Mancini Packing Co. in the
book becomes Vancini Pepper
Plant.
The plot centers on the inves-
tigation of the murder of Sandy
Carlton, a popular and promis-
ing high school senior who is
found dead, shot in the back of
her head, on the bank of Peace
River.
The book soon may be pur-


chased online at Amazon.com,
BarnesandNoble.com, Bor-
ders.com, or directly from
Xlibris Corp. Bookstore. It will
also be available in some book-
stores.
For an autographed copy,
readers may call Ballard at 735-
0960 or 448-6494; e-mail him
at chipballard@gmail.com; or
write to him at P.O. Box 746,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.
Ballard asks that you enclose
your mailing address, e-mail
address, and phone number.
The price of the book is $20
per paperback, $30 per hard-
cover. Ballard said he will
deliver the book if you live
nearby, but if it has to be
mailed, please include $2 for
postage and handling.
Some very bad people inhab-
it the pages of "Peace River,"
some of them in highly
respectable positions. "We all
know such people exist, but we
hope they exist somewhere far,
far away," aid Ballard. "If
we're lucky, they do," he added.
In the course of Sheriff
Charlie Morris and his deputy


Tom Wilson's investigation of
the murder of Sandy Carlton,
there is X-rated language, drug
abuse, and sexual situations.
"If you belong to the more
genteel among us, or if you are
easily offended by profanity, I
do not recommend this book. It
is not for children," Ballard
said.
Ballard dedicated the novel to
his mother, the late Margaret
Ballard of Zolfo Springs. The
author's father is Maurice
Ballard, former long-time
owner of Ballard's Grocery and
former member of the Hardee,
Memorial Hospital Board.
The cover of the book was
designed from an original pho-
tograph of Peace River that
Ballard took at Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs.
Ballard is divorced and has a
son Kyle, 17, who will be
enrolled as a senior at Hardee
High School this fall.
The author has a two-year
degree from South Florida
Community College and a
bachelor's degree from the
University of South Florida.
His hobbies include playing
guitar, singing, reading, fishing
and swimming. He describes
writing as a second vocation.
Ballard made these com-
ments about his experience of
writing the novel:
"Near the end of 'The Ad-
ventures of Huckleberry Finn,'
Mark Twain has Huck, the nar-
rator, make a statement similar
to this: 'If I'd a-knowed it were
such hard work to make a book,
why I might not never of did it.'
"I hear you, Huck! When I
holed up in my little cabin in
the mountains near Maggie
Valley, N.C., for five weeks one
summer to write the first draft
of my novel, I had no idea it
would be more than 10 years
before I'd be ready to turn it
loose.
, "It's been rewritten several
times, and irvised many more.
Four fine editors have worked'
with me on it, at various stages.
"After making the last major


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Chip Ballard holds a copy
of his recently released
first novel.
rewrite (and changing the title
from 'High School Homicide'
to 'Peace River'), I genuinely
believed the book was good; so
did the few others who read it.
"However, I was still afraid
to let it go. I needed to hear
from another writer, an estab-
lished writer whom I highly
respected, that the book was
worthy of publication.
"Immediately I thought of Dr.
Rick Wilber. Wilber is a profes-
sor -in the School of Mass Com-
munications at the University of
South Florida in Tampa - and
he is the author of several suc-
cessful books.
"Years ago, when he was edi-
tor of' 'Fiction Quarterly'
(which appeared four times a
year as a special edition in 'The
Tampa Tribune') Wilber pub-
lished a short story of mine
'The Pepper Plant.'
"To my surprise, Dr. Wilber
remembered me immediately,
and my story. Sure, Chip, I'll
read your book, he said kindly.
He was more enthusiastic than I
had dared hope. Not only did he
read 'Peace River,' he also
wrote a blurb he said I could use
on the jacket. He wrote:
"Chip Ballard's impressive first
novel is murderously good.
"Peace River" peers behind the
calm facade of life in small-
town Florida to find a deadly
mnix of drugs, greed, sex, and
high-school jealously. Ballard's


This book cover came from a photograph of Peace River
Ballard took at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs on a cold
morning in January.
writing is crisp and clean, his 'Peace River' keeps you turning
plotting is impeccable, and pages."
he'll introduce you to some - Rick Wilber, author of "The
characters you only think you Cold Road," "My Father's
know and like. There's a lot Game," and the forthcoming
going on in this novel and every mystery, "Rum Point." School
bit of it is entertaining. Be of Mass Communications,
ready for some surprises and University of South Florida,
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.iti.
Youth Group - Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. - 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........:....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .... ............ 5:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. - 375-2253
Bible Study ..................9.........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........:.:..1,0:45 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 ...........b6:00 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 .................. II1:00 a.m.
SBread 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.... I1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs.....:............... 7:30 p.m.


ONA

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

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

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane - 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
. 507, Lily CChur.h Rd; - 494-5622
,oday School .. .: 1000am
-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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
English Service ..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
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
BAPTIST CHURCH
.. 6885 State Road 64East - 773-3447
Pastor - James Bland
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .........................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..............1... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday .. . ............... ..7:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN


807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. - 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .... ............... 0:00 a.m.
Priesthood .......... ................ 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.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion.................... 7:00 p.m.
Jieves Servicio.................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio ............ 10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. - 773-3470
Sunday School .... .............. 0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School ....................0:00 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....l 1:00 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)
...............................................6:45 p.m .
Catalyst Youth.Worship,w/Catalyst
Praise Band.......................... 6:45 p.m
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10: 5 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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.mn.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. - 773-4267
Sunday Schoo.. ......9:45 ,m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South.Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult * Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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


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

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. - 773-0065
Sunday Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service...................... 7:30 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....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....l 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
............. 7:00 p.m .

NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ..............1....0:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............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 1' I1 00 a m
Evening Worhip . - - 6 00 p m.
Wednesday Supper.............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. - 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .. .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road - 773-2858
V1 & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....................1...... 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road - East Main - 773-
5814
Sunday School .......... ........ ..9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .............11... :00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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


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

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

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

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

SEVENTH DAY


WAUCHULA
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. . 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. ..11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
SThursday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ................... 0:00 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 O.k Hill, 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.inm.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanece - 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.inm.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 - 773-0989
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Worship........... ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening .... ......... ..... ........ 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church..........10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. .............7:00p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 pm.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........1 1:00 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................... I I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. - 735-1200,
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................... 5:00 p.m.
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an elevator operator, "How
much time do you spend on
each of your job assign-
ments?"
He thought for a moment,
and answered, "Up, 50 per-
cent; down, 50 percent."
All of us have our ups and
downs. But don't let your
downs bring discouragement.
Christ can't suffer defeat, nor
can they who trust Him.
Paul said, "I know how to
live on almost nothing or with
everything. I have learned the
secret of contentment in every
situation, whether it be a full
stomach or hunger, plenty or
want; for I can do everything
God asks me to with the help
of Christ-who -gives -me the
strength and power."


To bloom, a rose
must be carefully
tended. It must be
pruned, fed and
watered regularly,
and protected from
foreign matter that
could bring it harm.
It's unwise to hold
a rose too tightly; its
thorns will painfully
remind you. It's best
to travel around rose
bushes with caution
or they might snag
you; they demand
room to grow.
We can be like
roses, needing careful
tending, pruning, and
room to grow in our*
own unique way. God
allows us the freedom
to be ourselves, but
gives us guidance and
points us in the right
direction. At our
house of worship,
God can help us
hilly bloom.


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.


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June 18, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3C

Center Hosts Open House To Welcome New Doctor


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Dr. Dario Cardona is the new doctor at Pioneer Medical Center at 515
Carlton St. in Wauchula. Cardona's specialty is internal medicine. He
is shown here with his wife, Sandra.


Pioneer Medical Center welcomed its new doctor with an open house on May 28. Pictured are (front row,
from left) Kim Webb, Lynda Abbott and Adriana Reyes; (back row) Tammy Brown, Jessica Simpson, Edith
Ford and Bonnie Simpson.


Staff members at the open house included (front row) physician assistant Lauren
Canary and practice manager April Lozano; (standing) physician assistant John Gill,
Dr. Dario Cardona and physician assistant Keith Coker.


Also welcoming the new doctor at the open house were (front row, from left) Denise
Bates and' Paula Hartley; (back'row) Beth Gill, Anna Mayer and Dawn Archer. Other
Pioneer Medical Center employees not pictured ih"the photos are Sylvia Belmares,
Tammy Sue Helleitn, Heather Dueberry, physician assistant Gary Gossman, Ruthie
White and Josefina Reyes.


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4C The Herald-Advocate, June 18, 2009

WES Recognizes 'Top Cats' For Last Quarter


COURTESY PHOTOS
Top Cat kindergarteners from Wauchula Elementary School who were on their best
behavior were (front row, from left) Diana King-Lopez, Erikah Holley, Krisann Byers,
Estefany Catalan, Mariah Perez and Monica Orosco; (second row) Jaylyn Rodriguez,
Osbaldo Urbina, Gerardo. Valerio, Justin Cole, Kassandra Jimenez, Vicente Cabrera,
Jesse Castillo, Jake Cole, Desenia Barcenas and Ramon DeSantiago; (back row)
Destiny Carpenter, Kolby Baker, Brian Herrera, Ronae Clark, Gabriella Velasquez,
Coleton Albritton, Leimy Moreno, Courtney Vickers, Omar Luna and Marco Estrada; hot
pictured, Katelyn Clardy, Desenia Barcenas and Irasemma Arizmendi.


First graders who excelled during the fourth nine weeks of school included (front row,
from left) Gage Gough, Reneil Herrera and Jovanie Paniagua; (second row) Sophie
Allen, Chelsi Bee, Mariela Badillo, Logan Cartwright, Dylan Davis, Nyelli Flores, Odaliz
Arana and Vicky Rodriguez; (back row) Megan Strickland, Raymond Torres, Marah Uri,
Francisco Tinajero, Edgar Salazar and Winston Walker; not pictured, Dallas Pellom,
Sandra Solis, Brianna Ramos and Javier Chavez.


Wauchula Elementary second graders achieving improvements over the last nine Third-grade Top Cats showing good study skills were (front row, from left) Emily Pierce,
auchula Elementary second graders achieving improvements over the last nin Lissette Lianas, Destiny Scheel, Cody Ellis, Joseph Crawford and Vicky Villa; (second
weeks were (front row, from left) Shelby Zeigler, Maria Avalos, Desiree Spiker, Jasmin row) Madison Warnock, Norma Hernandez, Josh Adriani, Kara Friers", Miguel Benitez,
Pantoja, James Neel, Tara Hines, Victoria Salazar and Jose Vera; (second row) Alyssa Yiselle Mier and Briana Juarez; (back row) Cole Terrell, Brandon Hardy, Miguel
Weatherford, Luis Martinez, Rawson Aubry, Valeria Lopez, Angel Perez, Serenity Cardoza, Savannah Mullins, Nelsa Magaly-Sigin, Victoria Palma and Adrian Rodriguez;
Aguirre-Banda, Claire Carlton an Savannah Abbott; (back row) Tavon Faulk, AndreaIeliotJoleyPigerDestiny Borfas and BadImrPerez.
McVay, Denali Briones;, Cobi 0 rre ladi l rezAshiey Keley, Dustin Willis and notpi(ted, peEliot, Joley Pleger, destiny Borjas and Bladimir Perez.
Matt Tyson;.notpictured, LiliannalPoncei I .w AI, ) ' .


Fourth-grade good performers nominated 'for Top Cat were (front row, from left)
Landon Albritton, Jazmin Garcia, Briana Hanchey and Jeremy Franks; (second row)
Boone Paris, Isaiah Chavez, Tirease Morris, Larrett Smith, Keith Chqate, Isaac Flores
and Dylan Carmona; (back row) Jesus Serrato, Dalton Richy, Jaquavious Kimbrough,
Makayla Dickey, Michaela Villarreql and Mpkayla Williams; not pictured, Trevor Walker
and Parker Carlton. :


Pre-kindergarten kids from Wauchula Elementary School who were Top Cats included
(front row, from left) Ashley Soils, Nyla Banda, Marissa Cantu, John Rivera, Matthew
Irwin and Jayden Johnson; (back row) Victor Chavez, Guillermo Ramos and Gabriella
Paniagua; not pictured, Rose Kirkland and Aleah Irwin..


Fifth graders who showed good leadership skills were (front row, from left) Brandi
Swearingen, Megan McCullough and Jonathan Martin; (second row) Andrew Alvarado,
Dalton Tubbs, Connor Crawford, Toby Richardson, Leslye Fonseca, Taylor Roberts,
Dani Paniagua and Diesy Piedad; (back row) Shelby Dees, Edgar Hernandez, Nidya
Ysasi, Jennifer Howell, Rebecca Espinoza, Jacob Servin and Ryan Moore.





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June 18,2009, The Herald-Advocate 5C


GRANDMOTHER: A LIFE OF TRAGEDY AND JOY!


By MESQUA FIELDS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
The person I interviewed was my
grandmother, Mary Louise Fields. She
was born in Muskegon, Mich., at
Hackley Hospital. She was born on
Aug. 2, 1944.
When she was born she had two sets
of great-grandparents. Her mother and
father ,were each one of 12 kids. So, she
had lots of cousins to play with, and
aunts and uncles.
She replied that it was always very
busy where she grew up, that she
always had things to do, that it was
always fun because of the seasons. She
exclaimed that snow was always fun in
the winter.
Her house was two-story and very
large. Her great-grandfather Scutter
built it. It had started out as a chicken
coop and was, built on to over the years.
There were nine kids plus Mom and
Dad, but not everybody was at the
house all at one time. She had two older
brothers,
two .
younger
brothers I:
and four
baby sis-
ters. Their names, in order of birth, are
David, Larry, her (Mary), Dan, John,
Flossie, Jackie, Robin and Cathy.
They only had one bathroom! They
always had an indoor toilet. There was
one large room upstairs, one small one
upstairs, and two bedrooms downstairs.
When she was 6, they built the garage
so they could park both the car and trac-
tor during the snow times. The reason
why she remembers when it was built
was because that was around the time
she had her tonsils taken out. It was a
double garage. She had to share her
bedrooms with two of her younger.sis-
ters.
When she was about 8 years old, her
folks got a black-and-white television.
They mostly played outside for fun.
They played tag. There was always a
ballgame for all the boys and they let
the girls play, too. She loved to play
hide-and-seek and kick the can. They
played horgstioes, Wt she wasn't ever
any good at it. She said she was real
good at croquet, though.
She used to watch "Howdy Doody"
when she was little. They only got to
watch probably half an hour on TV.
When she was a teenager, Elvis Presley
was the biggest thing; however, she
clearly stated that she liked Marty
Robbins better. She had a poodle skirt,
too, which she wore with saddle -shoes
that she said she always polished. They
used to watch Red Skeleton with their
daddy and Lawrence Welk with their
momma.
When I asked her if anything bad
had ever happened to her family, she
merely replied, "My little sister, Flossie,
was hit by a car and died when I was 9
years old." When I asked her what
affect that had on her as a child, this
was her reply, "I felt like I was mean to
her. She always felt she had to get up
when I did. I used to crawl off the bed
and sneak out, and she'd get up and say,
'Mary! Wait for me!' and I didn't like
that. So I wasn't always nice to her.
Then, when she died, I felt terrible and
wanted her back."
There were many chores to be done.
She was required to do the dishes, fold


the clothes and help with the laundry.
They did have a vacuum, so she got to
do that, too. She never had an
allowance. Her mother always gave
them a quarter for church. They would
earn money by doing special chores so
they could get a popsicle. Popsicles
were a nickel and they used to walk half
a mile to get one for a treat.
Her mother took them to Lake
Michigan to watch the sunset or play,
but the water was always cold. When
she was about the age of 11, she was
allowed to babysit. This was her first
job. It was 25 cents an hour for that
babysitting job. When she was 16, she
house-cleaned and babysat for a woman
with five kids. Her reply to this was that
it was very fun.
Every Sabbath they went to church.
They went to Muskegon Seventh Day
Adventist Church. It was about six or
seven miles from their house.
When I asked her what her family
did for the holidays, she replied thus,
"Well, uh, for Halloween we put on our
Path- Finder suits and collected cans.
For Thanksgiving, we had a chicken
instead of a turkey because Daddy liked
chicken better. We'd go out back and
cut down a tree for Christmas, decorate
it, then take it down for New Year's."
As she started her family, she said
she guesses she only face one real hard-
ship; it was when her son, Jim, was
diagnosed with cancer and died later of
the dreadful disease. Of course, she also
mentioned this as a tragedy. It happened
in 1970, two months after her third son,
Joseph, was born. Her second child,
Matilda, was almost 3 because Jim was
only 4 when he passed.
When I asked her if anything tragic
had every happened to her, this was her
reply, "Back in 1983, I was burned. I
received third-degree burns over one-
third of my body. I had to wear a Jobe
Suit for a year, and every day it was a
hassle just to take it off to get a bath.
Then I had to put it right back on after-
wards." There was an article in the
paper about it at the time.
She added this to her statement when
I asked her what effect this had on her
life, "I tried to be more tareful-.You
don't light fires with gas! Ha. Ha. You
kind.of become more grateful for each
day, because you realize it might not be
there tomorrow. So you kind of learn
not to take them for granted after some-
thing like that." She stated that that was
definitely a lesson she had learned.
She has lived here in Florida since
October of 1963. Her statement for the
way she feels about this state was, "I
came here, got sand in my shoes and
decided I wanted to stay." She stated
that she loves it here and wouldn't want
to live in any place else; her kids are
here, her grandkids are here.
She said she'd love to visit other
places but never live there. The only
reason she said she would go back to
her hometown was for a visit. She has
no desire to shovel snow or get stuck in
a snowbank again. She said she loves it
there and it will always be home, but
she would only want to visit.

She was 19 when she moved here
and married her husband, Jemmie,
seven months later when she turned 20.
She has only moved twice in her life-
time. They moved out of their big house
in order to get their money. Once they


got their money, they bought five acres
and a house in Fort Green. She is happy
where she is at now, out in the country,
The roads are getting a little too busy
for her liking, but she wouldn't want to
live in the city.
They have several dogs. Her favorite
was Midnight. He go named that
because her husband, Jemmie, brought
him home at midnight. She's had three.
peacocks, Bonnie, Clyde and Clyde II.
She has also had a tom turkey named.
Tom (of all things).
She doesn't have them now, though.
Midnight died of old age, Bonnie died
of lonesomeness because Clyde and
Clyde II were killed by the neighbor's
dog. Tom was put in the Animal Refuge
in Pioneer Park, though he didn't stay
long. It was said that he was there one
day, and the next he was gone and
feathers were left behind. We think. "
Alice, the gator in the deer's pen, ate
him.
Unfortunately, s-been in three car
accidents. The last one was her fault,
but the other two-weren't. She received
whiplash in two ofthem. In the first,
one, the car was totaled, the frame was
bent. The three kids were in the car both
times, Malinda, Joseph and Lawsoni
James (L.J.). One accident was in
Bartow, the other Fort Meade. Then the
last one was on the Old Fort Greenr
Road in Polk County.
She's had about eight cars, excluding
her husband's trucks, from the time she
was married. Her husband and she
bought a car when they were married.
He had his dad's old truck that he drove
to work. She stated that she loved her
1988 Lincoln Town Car the best. She
said it. was comfortable then because the'
frame was so big, but because they did-
n't make them like that anymore, they
weren't a comfortabhle nw 'Whenn she


COURTESY PHOTO
Mary Fields In rolled-up jeans and bobby
socks.
first grade. I graduated 12th grade in
Cedar Lake Academy VP in Cedar
.Lake, Mich., In 1962, I graduated."
' This concludes my interview of my
grandmother. When I asked if she want-
ed to add anything else to the record,
this is what she told me, "My favorite
color is blue, and I love chocolate cake
with chocolate icing, and jumble jubilee
cookies, that Grandma Hanks used to
make when we always visited. I love
collecting glass bowls.-In fact, I have
many of them." She continued, " When
I got old enough to iron my four little
'sister's dresses, that was my job. My
mother would starch them and I would
iron them afterwards. We always wore
dresses when I was a little girl. My
momma always wore a hat to church.
.'She had the craziest hats! I remember
this one hat in particular, it looked like
a pecan shell and looked so funny to
me.


....--1 L. ia �,U ...... a ,.. :,Y, "We were poor growing up, but we
was about 20, she started paying for her
vehicles by herself. never knew it. We always had some-
thing to eat. Daddy worked two jobs. I
She said her parents probably should always had hand-me-down clothes, and
have been leery of her driving privi-, I thought it was wonderful," she ended.
leges. When she was 16, she got her I know you might not think my'
license. Her mom would always let her ' grandmother is much, but to me she is
take her turn behind the wheel andher, .everything. She has set so many good
daddy, too. She used to think when she examples for me in my life and she
was younger that she'd like to be a 'always keeps me going, and gives me
chauffeur, and get paid for driving. She that extra shove so that I can reach my
thought her parents adjusted easily, to goals.
her being able to drive, because they Iam sure that if you truly knew my
had to take turns with all eight of them. grandmother you, too, would have the
When I asked her what it was like same impression. She truly is an awe-
going to school, she had this to say, "I, . spme person, and I proud that she is my
went tp a church school. The name of it grandmother. This is my snowflake,
was F.A. Sthal. It was named after a who is yours?
missionary. It later became Muskegon Back In Time is the result of a class
SDA Jr. Academy. There was only one assignment given to ninth graders at
other boy that went all the way through Hardee Senior High School. Each
school with me. Sometimes it was only student is asked to interview an older
me and him in that grade. There were, person. Selected interviews are pub-
about 60 kids all together; through the lished here as an encouragement to the
lowest grade up into eighth grade. We. students and for the enjoyment of our
didn't start school till were 6 and In the ,readers.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 252009CP000059


IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL.BRUCE BOYD,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of MICHAEL BRUCE BOYD,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 13, 2009, File
Number 252009CP-000059 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE 014
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 11t 2009.

Personal Representative:
/s/ Deborah Renee Boyd
' Deborah Renee Boyd
9775 State Road 64 West
Ona, Florida, 33865
Attorney for Personal

Representative:
/s/ Robin Gibson
Robin Gibson, FBN 028594
Attorney for Petitioner
GIBSON & VALENTI
212 East Stuart Avenue
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Telephone (863) 676-8584
Facsimile (863) 676-0548 6.11.18c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
- FLORIDA
S 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.,
Defendantss,


NOTICE OF
SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated May 27,
2009, entered in Civil Case
Number 25-2008-CA-000651, in
the Circuit Court for HARDEE,
florida, wherein COLONIAL SAV-
INGS, F.A., D/B/A COLONIAL
NATIONAL MORTGAGE is the
Plaintiff, and ROBERT F. MAR-
TINEZ, at 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 THE BLOCK SIX-
TEEN (16) OF THE ORIGI-
NAL SURVEY OF THE CITY-
TOWN OF THE BOWUNG
GREEN, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 1-30B AND
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1-
31B, ALSO IN PLAT BAR A-
3 AND PLAT BAR A-4
RESPECTIVELY, IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
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, FI, at
11:00 a.m. on the let day of July.
Any person claiming an Interest In
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lies pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.


Dated: May 28, 2009

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate In this pro-
ceeding shall, within seven (7)
days prior to any proceeding, con-
tact the Administrative Office of
the Court, Hardee County
SCourthouse, POD 1749 - 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FI 33873
(863) 773-4174, TDD 1-800-955-
8771 or 1-800-956-8770 via Flroida
Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COUWr FOR


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR1
HARDEE COUNTY, FLO

PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 25-2009-CP-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT E. CAMPBELL
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT
The administration of th
of ROBERT E. CAM
deceased, whose date o
was 13 July 2008; is pen
the Circuit Court for
County, Florida, Probate I
Case Number 25-2009-CP-
the address of which Is I
1749, 417 West Main Stree
214, Wauchula, FL 3387
names and addresses of
sonal representatives and
sonal representatives' a
are set forth below.

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

All other creditors of th
dent and other persons
claims or demands again
decedent's estate must f
claims with this court
THREE (3) MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST PL
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
WITHIN THE TIME PERIe
FORTH IN SECTION 733.
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRIO

NOTWITHSTANDING TH
PERIODS SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED TV
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENTS DATE OF DE
BARRED.

THE DATE OF FIRST PU
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
18,2009.
Personal Represen
DOROTHY C. L
1879 Shadow Oal
Klssimmee, F
JANE C. WO
4728 Highgrov
Tallahassee, Florida
JANET C. BERE
2000 Old Ri
Chuluota, F
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
James R. Brewster, Esquir
Florida Bar No.: 440787
Suite 203, The Walker Bull
547.North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone: (850) 561-1037


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCI
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR 1H
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-i

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT H. NICKLOW A/I
ROBERT NICKLOW, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTIO
TO: JANET K. NICKLOWJ
JANET NICKLOW
LAST KNOWN ADDR
1948 MORGAN ROAI
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL
CURRENT ADDRESS
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNO\
TIES CLAIMING BY, TH
UNDER, AND AGAINST
HEREIN NAMED IND
DEFENDANTS) WHO Al
KNOWN TO BE DEAD 01
WHETHER SAID UMKNO\
TIES MAY CLAIM AN IN
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE
GRANTEES, OR
CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN AD
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
action to foreclose a mort
the following property in
County, Florida:
THE WEST 1/2 OF SC
1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1,
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
TION 16, TOWNSHIP
SOUTH, RANGE 26 S
SHARDEE COUNTY, Fl
DA. TOGETHER WIT
EASEMENT FOR INGR
EGRESS AND UTILI
OVER THE EAST 50
OF THE NORTH 1/4


SOUTHEAST 1/4
NORTHEAST 1/4,
NORTHEAST 1/4
NORTHEAST 1/4 NO
EAST 1/4 AND NORTH
FEET OF NORTHEAST
NORHTEAST '1/4 SEC
21, TOWNSHIP 34 SO
RANGE 26 EAST, HAF
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
EASEMENT AS REC(
ED IN O.R. BOOK
PAGE 921, PU
RECORDS OF HAF
COUNTY, FLOOR
TOGETHER WITH
MOBILE HOME LOCAL
THEREON AS A PEI
NENT FIXTURE
APPURTANCE THEIR
VIN NUMB


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00053



/
IRS
e Estate
IPBELL,
if death
hiding in
Hardee
Division;
000053,
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73. The
the per-
the per-
attorney


ecedent
o have
at dece-
copy of
to be
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TER OF
ER THE
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ie dece-
having
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AND


has been flied against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address Is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint
or petition.
This notice shall be published
once a week for two consecutive
weeks in the Herald Advocate.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on this 4 day of June,
2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court

By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk

**In accordance with the
Americans Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
ocntact 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 Drior to the


proceeding. If hearing Im
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or vo
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Service.

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


CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-0
STATON, INC.,
A FLORIDA CORPORATION
R P. .BOX 2296
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Plaintiff,
v.


paired,
Aice (V)
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i: JUNE THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CEDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
natives: CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
ARSON UNDER AND AGAINST VIRIE
ks Road WHITE, DECEASED; and all
L 34744 unknown natural persons If alive,
)FFORD and if dead or not known to be
ve Road alive or dead, their several and
a 32309 respective unknown spouses,
.LSMAN heirs, devisees, grantees and
ver Trail creditors, or other parties claim-
L 32766 ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and repsective
re unknown assigns, successors in
Interest, trustees or any other
ding person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
6:18,25c rate, or whose exact legal status
OF THE is unknown,
UIT OF DEFENDANT.
iARDEE
A
NOTICE OF
ACTION - PROPERTY
000752 To:
k, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THOUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST VIRIE WHITE,
K/A DECEASED
or if any of the aforesaid persons
/ is dead, then his unknown heirs,
devisees, legatees or grantees;
and any and all other persons or
)N parties claiming by, through,
A/K/A under or against them; and all
claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ESS: ural or corporate or whose exact
D legal status, If known, claiming
33890 under any of the above named or
; Interest in and to the lands here-
after described.

WN PAR- YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
ROUGH, that an action to quiet tax title to
ST THE the following described property
IVIDUAL in Hardee County, Florida:
RE NOT.
R ALIVE, The North 50 feet of the West 1/2
WN PAR- of Lot 9, Block 15, MAGNOLIA
ITEREST MANOR, a Subdivision located in
VISEES, Section 15, Township 34 South,
OTHER Range 25 East, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Page 23, Public Records of
)DRESS: Hardee County, Florida.

KNOWN has been flied against you and
you are required to serve a copy
that an of your written defenses, if any, to
tgage on it, on Jane M. Hancock, Attorney
Hardee for Plaintiff, whose address is 202
W. MAIN ST., STE. 103,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873, on or
)UTH before July 17. 2009 and file the
/4 OF original with the clerk of this court
SEC- either before serivce on Plaintiff's
P 34 attorney or Immediately thereafter;
EAST, otherwise a default will be entered
LORI- against you for the relief demand-
H AN ed in the complaint.
IESS,
ITIES DATED this 12 day of June
FEET 2009.
I OF
OF B. Hugh Bradley
AND As Clerk of the Court
OF
FTH- By: Connie Coker
H 30 As Deputy Clerk
r 1/4
TION If you are a person with a disabil-
UTH, ity who needs any accommodation
RDEE in order to participate in this pro-
AND ceeding, you are entitled, at no
ORD- cost to you,to the provision of
691, certain assistance. Please con-
BLIC tact the Office of the Court
9DEE Administrator, (941)534-4690,
(IDA, within two (2) working days of
A your reclept of this Notice of
ATED Action; If you are hearing
RMA- Impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777
AND ot Florida Relay Service (800)955-
ETO. 8770
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000306
U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR RFMSI
2007S3

Plaintiff,
vs.
MANUEL NAJERA, et al,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF
ACTION
To:
MANUEL NAJERA

Last Known Address:
646 Cypress Street,
Wauchula FI 33873
Current Address:
Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:

LOT 22 LAKE DALE ACRES,
ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address Is 1800 NW 49TH
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUD-
ERDALE FL 33309 on or before
July 17.2009. a date which is with-
in thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
HERALD ADVOCATE and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accomidation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or ,Telephone Voice
(863)773-4174 prior to such pro-
ceeding.


WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 12th day of June,
2009
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
Bv- Cnnnl*a rC i aC


tsy, Lonnie
Deput IIIII
: . . Deput


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

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000260
MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUSSELL SANCHEZ; BRANDY
SANCHEZ; BEATRICE SANCHEZ;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BEATRICE SANCHEZ; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS),
AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE
HOME LOANS, LLC; TENANT#;
TENANT #2; AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, et al.,
Defendants, /


NOTICE OF
ACTION
TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THRI-
UGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS .

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose on the
following real property in Hardee
County, Florida:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 2
AND ALL OF LOT 3 OF
BLOCK 12 OF THE ORIGI-
NAL SURVEY OF THE
TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGES 1
THROUGH 28, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Has been filed against you in
the circuit court of the tenth Judi-
cial circuit, hardee county, Florida,
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
the complaint, If any, to Gregory A.
Sanoba, esq., 114 E. Edgewood
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803, on or
before July 10, 2009, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Court
either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately thereafter;


otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.

DATE: June 4, 2009
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommodation
in order to participate In this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator (863) 534-
4690 within two working days of
your receipt of this Notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
6:11-18c

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


CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000243

BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS FEBRUARY 1, 2007,
GSAMP TRUST 2007-NC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BAYARDO DETRINIDAD, et. al.
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BAYARDO DETRINIDAD Whose
residence is: 1072 MAGNOLIA
LANE, WAUCHULA, FL, 33873 .&
335 DIANA AVE, WAUCHULA, FL,
33873

if alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through,
under or against UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BAYARDO
DETRINIDAD and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property
described herein.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described
property:
LOT 12 OF BLOCK "A: OF
KNOLLWPOD SUBDIVI-
SION, A SUBDIVISION IN
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 32.

a/k/a 1072 MAGNOLIA LANE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either
(chose one)

(a) within 30 days after the first
publication of this notice, or
(b) on or before July 10, 2009,

and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the
complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 9 day of June,
2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
- As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a reasonable accomoda-
tion to participate In this proceed-
ing should, no later than seven
(7) days prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coordinator
at 8637732161, 412 W ORANGE
ST. RM A102. WAUCHULA FL.,
33873. If hearing Impaired, con-
tact (TDD)
18009558771 via Florida Relay
SYStem^.... __ 6:11,18c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000015
IMPAC FUNDING CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES D. GOUGH, et al.,
Defendant(s)., /



FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated April
27, 2009 and entered in Case NO.
25-2009-CA-000015 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE COUN-
TY, Florida wherein IMPAC FUND-
ING CORPORATION, is the
Plaintiff and JAMES D. GOUGH;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES D. GOUGH: are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 1st day of July,
2009, the following described
property as sat forth in said Final
Judgment:


The following permits were
applied for or issued .by'Othe
Hardee County Building De-
partment'during the week of
June 8-14. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be dond, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $t,000-or more are
listed.

APPLIED
Lonestar Const., Kazen
Road, rehab, $16,175.
Benny Hash Const., Gainey
Road, rehab, $3,000.
Am South/Gary Delatorre,
Dixiana Drive, new residence,
$42,000.
Michael Scheipsmeier
Const., Sweetwater road, new
residence, $267,150.
Mark Moye A/C, mechanical,
South 10th Ave., Wauchula,
$3,950.
Harrison Const., Broward St.,
Bowling Green, addition,
$23,590.

ISSUED
Kenneth Oden, Ander Marsh
Road, new residence, $111,600.
Long's A/C, Micanopy Road,
mechanical , $3,990.
Long's A/C, Kazen Road,
mechanical, $3,550.
Gant Electric, South Florida
Ave., electrical, $3,000.
Mourer & Mourer, West
Jones St., Bowling Green,
rehab 10.
Mourer & Mourer, Torrey
Road, rehab, $9,490.
James Jernigan, Inglis Way,
repairs, $5,400.
Stewart Const., Martin Luth-
er King Jr. Ave., rehab, $3,885.
Stewart Const., Kentucky St.,
rehab, $16,600.
Stewart Const., Fair Ave.,
Bowling Green, rehab, $14,780.


BUILDING BLOCKS
Did you know that you can
call the Hardee County
Building Department at 773-
3236 to verify the license and
insurance of any prospective
contractor' or service provider
(electrical, mechanical, roofing,
etc.).


The best thing that can come
out of a garden are gifts for
other people.
-Jamie Jobb


ROOFING

Member:
Tri County Roofers
Association.
Hardee County Builders
Association.
Florida Roofer & Sheet
Metal Association.
Lifelong Resident of
Hardee County.

Richie Evans

773-0377
1071 S. Florida Aver :
Wauchula
License # CCC 1326969
& insured



THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
FOLLOWING: NORHTEAST
1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

A/K/A 454 RESTHAVEN ROAD,
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890
Any person claiming an Interest in
the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Us Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on April 27,2009
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Amercenas
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the Indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 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.
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court: *
Juan Antonio Sandoval-
DeLaCruz, 22, Wauchula, and
Sonia Gonzalez-Vargas, 37,
Wauchula.
Christopher B. Norman, 26,
Wauchula� and Kelly Ann St.
John, 25, Wauchula.
Weimer Hernandez Gomez,
20, Bowling Green, and Laura
Galvan, 17, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Crystal Fabila Contreras, judg-
ment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Lisa A. Reardon, default judg-
ment.
Highlands Regional Medical
Center vs. Willis R. Smith,
judgment.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Roberto Navarro, default
final judgment.
Dennis Caprico vs. Andrew
Smith and Dafnie Smith, judg-
ment for tenant eviction.
GMAC LLC vs. Alfredo
Perado, voluntary dismissal.
Direct General Insurance Co.
a/s/o Kendra Lymons vs.
Robert Paul Bohn and Bynum
Transport Inc., dismissal.

There was no county mis-
demean o or criminal court
last week as it was trial week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Mayra Velazquez vs. Enrique
Velazquez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Wayne Moss d/b/a Norton
Creek Farms vs. Sexton
Brothers Farms LLC, damages
- contract indebtedness.
MidFlorida Federal Credit
Union vs. Franklin H. Geiger,
Dianna L. Geiger et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
The Bank of NY Mellon vs.
Franklin H. Geiger, Dianna L.
Geiger et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Wells Fargo Bank vs.
Rodolfo Lopez, petition for
mortgage foreclosure. I
Yvonne P. Collins and
William Collins Jr. vs. Lila M.


Blink and Leo G. Blink, dam-
ages - auto negligence.
Ester Albritton Reas vs.
Chris Albritton, petition for
injunction for protection.
Bianca Lobato vs. Daniel
Farias, petition for injunction
for protection.
Ashley M. Kilgore vs. Chris
Andrew Lee, petition for
injunction for protection.
Candace Kimbrough and
Cory Kimbrough, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Odelia Ybarra and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Paul Herrera, modification
of child support.
Indymac Bank FSB vs. John
S. Patterson, Tracy S. Patterson
et al, voluntary dismissal.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
vs. Ricardo J. Perez et al,
default judgment.
MidFlorida Federal Credit
Union vs. Russell Sanchez,
Brandy L. Sanchez, Beatrice
Sanchez et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Brenda Dunlap McCall and
Russell Allen McCall, divorce.
Kelly Barber and Benjamin
Barber, divorce.
Valerie Able vs. Arno Jay
Skipper Jr., transferred to
Highlands County.
Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida ACA vs. Gary W.
Moore, Marcia L. Moore et al,
voluntary dismissal.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently
in the office of the clerk of
court:
.. Sunshine Foliage World LTD
to Victoriana and Micaela
Velasco-Cruz, $72,000.
Anabel C. Weise to April
Michelle Lozano, $93,500.
H.D. "Donnie" Autry as per-
sonal representative to Lance T.
Roberts, $48,000.
Wauchula State Bank to Dirt
Busters Car Wash LLC,
$385,000.
Gary W. Moore and Marcia
L. Moore to John A. Jr. and
Marsha Pulling, $198,000.


m I


State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Notice of Application

The Department announces receipt of an application for permit from the Hardee
County Solid Waste Department for a permit to close the Phase I portion of the exist-
ing Class I landfill, subject to Department rules, at the Hardee County Regional
Landfill located at 865 Airport Road, Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida.

This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District
Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926.
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider for final approval Ordinance 2009-03 and
Resolution 2009-06 at the regular City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July
14, 2009 at City Hall, 104 E: Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida starting at 7:00 p.m.

ORDINANCE 2009-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN AMENDING THE
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING
GREEN, FLORIDA; SPECIFICALLY TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION
2.05.00 GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR ACCESSORY USES; REPEALING
ALL OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREIN; AN PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

RESOLUTION 2009-06
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA ADOPT-
ING THE 2009 EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT OF THE CITY OF
BOWLING GREEN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; STATING THE INTENT OF
THE COMMISSION TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BASED
UPON RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE REPORT; AND
TRANSMITTING THE REPORT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR FINDING OF SUFFICIENCY.
Interested persons can appear and be heard on the ordinance and resolution at the
Commission Meeting. Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be
Reviewed or obtained at the office of the City, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any decision may be the Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at any meeting or hearing, they will need a records of the proceedings
for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based,
per Florida Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any
person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations in order to participate in
this meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY; S/Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney 6:18C


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

COUNTY
June 14, a residential burglary on Parnell Road, criminal mis-
chief on U.S. 17 North and thefts on Carlton Street and Fifth Street
East were reported.

* June 13, Rene Galvez, 24, of 616 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with shoplifting
- petit theft.
June 13, Clyde William Bowen, 69, of 1608 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and
charged with trespassing - failure to leave property upon request.
June 13, thefts on Platt Road and on U.S. 17 South were
reported.

June 12, Tammy Lynn Wilson, 41, of 3006 Hickory Court,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with
battery.
June 12, Juan Manuel Hernandez, 23, of 2244 Harris Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. David Drake on two counts of fail-
ure to appear in court.
June 12, a residential burglary on Alamo Avenue, vehicles
stolen on Murphy Road and on Lily Lane, a robbery/holdup on
U.S. 17 South, a fight on Cactus Avenue, criminal mischief on Will
Duke Road and Hollis Road, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

June 11, Jesus Lorenzo Torres, 58, of 1526 Old Crewsville
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of
withholding support from children.
June 11, Daniel Balderas, 37, of 565 Cypress St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on two counts of withholding
support of children.
June 11, a theft on North Bailey Road was reported.

June 10, Benjamin Hernandez, 33, of 411 Carver St., Lake-
land, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Jesse DeBoom
and charged with DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended
license. At the jail, Dep. Shane Ward detained Hernandez on addi-
tional charges of DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended
license.
June 10, Corey Wayne Tinsley, 18, of 2820 Steve Roberts
Special, Wauchula, was arrested by Det. David Drake on a charge
of violation of probation.
June 10, Enrique Castillo Gutierrez, 42, of 317 Doc Coil
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and
charged with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, lar-
ceny -petit theft and battery.
June 10, Ricardo Sandoval, 31, of 2618 Buell Lane, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery.
June 10, a vehicle on Hibiscus Lane was reported stolen.

June 9, Sergio Alamia, 18, of 114 Franklin St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
June 9, Johnny Lee Cook, 63, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with disorderly intox-
ication and violation of the county ordinance - open container
law.
June 9, Joseph B. Winslow, 22, of 309 E. Jones St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with possession of a controlled substance without a pre-
scription, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of proba-
tion ', mischief on Oak Meadow Lane was reported.
June 9, criminal mischief on Oak Meadow Lane was reported.


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 water use permit
renewal on 145 acres to serve an existing citrus grove known as the Ft. Green Grove. The
project is located in Hardee County, Section(s) 19 Township 33 South, Range 24 East.
The permit applicant is CF Industries, Inc. whose address is PO Box 1549, Wauchula. FL
33873.

The permit No. is 20 007332.005.
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) 170 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7700.

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. 6: 8c


June 18, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7C

June 8, Joel Ramirez-Hernandez, 27, of 3707 Fussell Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
June 8, Terrell Smith, 18, of 838 Chamberlain Blvd., Wdu-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with battery.
June 8, burglary of a conveyance on Osprey Lane, criminal
mischief on Cecil Durrance Road and on U.S. 17 North, and a theft
on Stansfield Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
June 14, Sergio Rodriguez, 32, of 611 Harvey St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with smuggling
contraband into a detention facility and habitual driving while
license suspended.

June 12, Joseph Harland Rimes, 30, of 408 Melendy St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge of with-
holding support of children.

June 10, Joe Roman Valdez, 20, of 1127 Sparrow Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on an out-of-county
warrant.
June 10, Esmeralda Garza, 30, of 1204 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with
three counts uttering a forged instrument, three counts of forgery.
by altering public record certificates and three counts of larceny--
theft.
June 10, Hector Diaz-DeGante, 25, of 214 W. Townsend St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged
with DUI and no valid license.

June 9, Allan Blake Page, 44, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with disorder-
ly intoxication and violation of probation.
June 8, Silbestre Hernandez, 25, of 902 Miller Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
BOWLING GREEN
June 12, Jorge Moncada, 43, of 5131 Dixana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with bat-
tery and fraud by giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer. At
the jail, he was detained on two counts violation of probation.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 10, Ermando Bririsarjo Leyva, 43, of 3551 Palmetto St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Chief Jose Ventura and charged
with fraud by giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer and
driving while license suspended. At the jail, Sgt. Everett Lovett
detained Leyva on additional charged of fraud and driving while
license suspended.

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
-Jesse Jackson


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NOTidS Cd NTY TAX SApnJST
Supplemental Tax Sale

Hardee County 2007 Delinquent Real Estate Tax List. Notice is
hereby given that beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 09,
2009, at the Hardee County Tax Collector's Office, Wauchula,
County of Hardee, State of Florida, a tax sale certificate will be
sold on the following described property to pay the amount due
for taxes herein set opposite the same, together with all costs of
such sale and all advertising.

28-33-27-0200-00001-0001 $1,044.21
FELIX MARIE R
871 NE 156.T TERRACE
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33162
LOT 1 BLK 1 PARNELL ACRES UNIT TWO LESS W 5 AC
THEREOF PB-B32P3 OR677P663 359P416 676P33 AFF-
676P29P31 D/REST-679P918 682P917 726P846 6:18-7:2c






8C The Herald-Advocate, June 18, 2009









Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who participated in the Heroes for Red
Cross Campaign, helping raise funds that support the life-saving mission of your local Red
Cross. Some people hosted parties, other sold chance-drawing tickets, and some raised
funds outright. We are grateful to all who help make it possible for Red Cross to make
Manatee & Hardee Counties safer and healthier places to live.


The Manatee County Chapter provides Health & Safety Training, Services
Youth Volunteer Opportunities, and Disaster Preparedness & Response.
Visit www.manateeredtross.org for details.

With Thanks,
Steve Litschauer & Marianne Moyer, Heroes Campaign Co-Chairs


to Armed Forces,



+Id Crota


Super Heroe ,000 +


CF Industries


Tim Martin


Kenny Miller


Crusader Heroes $5,000 to $9,999


Mosaic


* Schroeder-Manatee Ranch


* Woodruff & Sons, Inc.


Clear Channel
Suncoast Gem Labratories
Marianne Moyer & Erin Craig
Anne & John Summers
Linda & Gerald Wakeman
Tim & Paula Martin
APAC Southeast
Kiwanis Club of Wauchula


PhosChem
Debbie & Steve Tapp
Lloyd & Nancy Grantham
Manatee County Fire Chief's Association
Rose Marino
Bradenton Herald
Steve Litschauer
Vandolah Power


Samaritans $250 to $999


Lombardo, Foley & Kolarik
Countreewide Realty
Riddle Consulting
Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Jeannie & Chuck Slater
Cyndi Pokrywa
Red Cross Youth Corps
Wilson Miller


Barbara Wohihueter
Clifford E. Day
Bobbi Larson
Marie & Bob Rost
Grimail Craword
Steve Tinsworth
Monday Morning Coffee Club of Fair Lane Acres
Those who wish to remain Anonymous


Heroes $1,000 to $4,999