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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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2 Sections, 24 Pages as a sales tax


Elementary Schools Earn.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All five elementary schools
in Hardee County earned an A
on their annual report card from
the state Department of Edu-
cation.
They were among the state's
"high performing schools,"
receiving either an A or a B.
Hardee Senior High School,
however, remains at a D level
and Hardee Junior High
dropped from last year's B to
this year's C.


The Hardee County School
District as a whole retained its
B level of last year. It was
ranked C in 2007, B in 2006
and C in 2005. It showed gains
in most areas, scoring at the 82
percentile in writing, 71 percent
in math, 60 percentin reading
but only 32 percent in science.
Statewide, "Florida schools
experienced their most success-
ful year to date, says a state
DOE press release, which said
1,822, or 62 percent, of the
state's public schools earned an'


A. There was a decrease in the
number of schools earning a B,
a C or an F and 'an increase in
schools earning a D.
Zolfo. Springs Elementary
rated an A this year, compared
to a B last year, an A the year
before, a C in 2006 and B in
2005.
At Wauchula Elementary, it
was an A this year, jumping
back up after a B last year. That
school had an A for the previous
three years also, 2005-2007.
North Wauchula Elementary


repeated its A level for the third
year in a row. It had an unusual
C level in 2006 after posting an
A in 2005.
Bowling Green Elementary
also put an A on its board for the
third consecutive year, after a B
in 2006 and a C in 2005.
The newest elementary, Hill-
top, got its first A after two
years as a B school.
At the junior high, this year
was a C. It appears to alternate,
earning a B in 2008 and 2006
and a C in 2005 and 2007.


'A


The high school appears
stuck at the D level for the third
time after getting C in 2005 and
2006.
According to DOE, the profi-
ciency requirements to meet the
federal No Child Left Behind
Act, which marks schools by


3rade
the performance of student sub-
groups on statewide assess-
ments, have increased. These
are sub-divided according, to
race or ethnicity, socioeconom-
ic status, disability and English
proficiency. Statewide, only 23
See 'A' GRADE 2A


New Superintendent



Unveils Leader Plan
Administrative Shakeup Proposed


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Only two of seven principals
will not see a reassignment.
More than a half-dozen'
administrators have retired or
been fired, though in school dis-
trict language the term is "non-
renewed."
And of those remaining, a
couple will switch offices and
some will double up on the
number of departments that
they lead.
In short, new Schools Super-
intendent David Durastanti pro-
poses about a 20 percent drop in
district administration, from the
previous superintendent's 29 or
30 administrators down to 24.
Administrators, whose annu-
al - contracts all expire on
Tuesday, learned their futures
this week.
Durastanti's leaner leadership
plan is now scheduled to be pre-
sented to the Hardee County
School Board for its considera-
tion. It is listed under the
board's "consent agenda" for
the meeting today (Thursday) at


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Fishermen enjoyed the peaceful surroundings during Nature Fest 2009 on May 9. They are shown on one of the four
lakes at Hardee Lakes Park off Ollie Roberts Road In the northwest corner of the county. Its 1,300 acres also offer
horse, hiking and bicycle trails, picnicking, a conservation boardwalk for birdwatching and more.


Hardee Lakes 'Best Kept Secrert'


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There's a fish management
area in Hardee County?
There's playgrounds, rest-
room, picnicking, primitive
camping areas, a boardwalk
across the conservation area to
the creek, and horse, hiking and
bicycle trails.
One of the county's apparent-
ly best kept secrets is the 1,300-
acre Hardee Lakes Park north





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INDEX
Classifieds..................6B
Community Calendar....3A
Courthouse Report.....12B
Crime Blotter...............11B
Hardee Living................3B
Information Roundup....3A
Obituaries..................4A



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of Fort Green. The four-lake
park is a fish management area
similar tp. Tenoroc and Saddle
Creek parks in nearly Polk
County.
There are bass, catfish, specs,
hybrid bass, bluegill, breamn and,
other sunfish can be caught
within the limits and large-
mouth bass on a catch-and-
release basis.
The park is open from 7 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. from Friday
through Monday. Admission is
just $2 per vehicle.
The use of the park came
under discussion at last week's
meeting of the Hardee County
Commission, as it looks for
ways to both increase revenue
and use of the park which was
contoured by.Mosiac as part of
its reclamation plan and then


donated to the county.
There were many good ideas
to enhance the use of the park.
These will be run through the
county Park Board, who may
apply for phosphate mining
severance tax monies for mar-
keting the park.
"It's a shame it's not used
more," said Commissioner
Minor Bryant, who suggested
that RV/mobile home hookups
be added. Bryant said the park
is included.ip the county's long-
term economic development
plan.
County manager Lex Albrit-
ton said the, five-year plan is
two years behind, with some
elements awaiting the money to
go ahead. Three or four years
ago, with the aid of a Florida
Recreation Development Assis-


tance Program (FRDAP) grant,
access to lakes 3 and 4 was
completed as were several of
the trails.
Local resident Grady Johnson
said there are groups of "horse
people," who want a weekend
retreat and would come from
Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, St.
Petersburg and other places for
it. "They are self-contained and
would be no problem. It would
be an excellent place for them,"
said Johnson.
Graylin Smith asked how the
county was getting the word out
about the park. He said he knew
about it,, but would forget it was
there. County Building &
Grounds Supervisor Danny
Weeks, said that it is on a cou-
ple of websites, including the
See SECRET 2A


5 p.m., meaning it is not an
individual action item for board
discussion.
Administrators who have
retired include Rocky Kitchens,
Dot Bell and Bill Robinson.
Those who have not been
renewed include Jerry Kapusta,
Marcia Kapusta, Arnell Wal-
dron and Chris Neff.
. In the administration of then-
superintendent Dennis Jones,
Kitchens had served as deputy
superintendent and, as litigation
with Dick Daggett continued,
director of transportation; Bell
was director of exceptional stu-
dent education; and Robinson
Was an assistant principal at
Hardee Senior High School.
Jerry Kapusta was director of
adult education, Marcia Ka-
pusta was director of federal.
programs, Waldron was director
of food service and Neff was an
assistant principal'at Hardee
Senior High School.
Durastanti's proposed leader-
ship plan shows Woody Caligan
as deputy superintendent. He
See PLAN 3A


Lower Grades Score

Well In FCAT Math


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County third and.
fourth ,graders have beaten their
statewide counterparts in math-
ematics.
When the 2009 Florida'
Comprehensive Assessment
Test scores came out recently,
district-wide Hardee third and
fourth graders exceeded state
grades and Hardee fifth graders
broke, even with their state
counterparts.
The percentage of third
graders statewide who scored at
Level 3 or above was 78, but
locally it was 82. Level 3 is
considered "proficient.
Similarly, state fourth graders
scored 75 while Hardee district
fourth graders came in at 80.
Area fifth graders equaled the
statewide fifth grade score of
62.
Hardee sixth through 10


graders trailed their state class-
mates by various margins, most
notably at the eighth grade level
which saw a significant drop
from last year's 61 to this year's
54. Statewide seventh graders
scored 60 percent at Level 3 or
above.
Both the state and local stu-
dents have shown gains in math
levels from 2002 to the present.
For instance, sixth graders
scored only 30 percent in 2002
compared to the state level of
43. This year, the state level is
55 and Hardee sixth graders
came in at 52, much closer.to
the statewide grade.
The most success locally was
.in the elementary schools.
Zolfo Springs and Wauchula
outscored state levels in third,
fourth and fifth grades. Hilltop
third and fourth graders out-
ranked state levels and North
See MATH 3A


Legislature Drives Up Motor Vehicle Fees


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Of the last three constitution-
al officers, only one is facing
fiscal differences this year.
Hardee County Tax Collector
Zee Smith has to assume
responsibility for driver licens-
es and is facing huge fee
increases on all other motor
vehicle transactions. Property
Appraiser Kathy Crawford and
Supervisor of Elections Jeff
Ussery, both also located in
Hardee County Courthouse
Annex II, are relatively stable.
The trio is generally in stark
contrast to the other two consti-


tutional, (elected officials),
Sheriff Arnold Lanier is looking'
for an increase in staff to handle
the increased crime rate due to
economic stresses. At the same
time, Clerk of Courts B. Hugh
Bradley has been hit with an 18
percent drop in his state alloca-
tion and has had to cut four staff
members and reduce hours and
pay for the other 21.
TAX COLLECTOR
Smith is looking at a 35 per-
cent increase in tag fees and up
to double in vehicle title fees.
The increases are mandated by
the state Legislature, which is


using huge fee increases around
the state to make up its deficit
budget. All of the fee increases
will go directly to the state.
Smith has encouraged resi-
dents to act before the Sept. 1
change in fees. She reminds
folks that they can renew their
car registration/tags for two
years at the current rate, if they
do it before Aug. 31. People
may renew their tags up to three
months before their birthday. If
they are planning on changing
vehicles, it would also be better
to do so before the title fees
-increase.
The Tax' Collector's office


will also take over driver
license applications/renewals -in
November. Construction is
under way to expand the offices
for space for the staff expected
to handle the driving tests and
other details, although all
employees will be able to do the
paperwork for license renewals.
Smith hopes to have two of
the current Driver License
office staff come aboard at her
office, adding 1 the seven she
already has. "We have an excel-
lent staff, every one of them is
so conscientious and good at
their jobs," said Smith proudly.
The Tax Collector's office


forwards all the taxes it receives
to the appropriate authority
(county, School Board, Indigent
Board, Peace River Basin
Board and Southwest Florida
Water Management District).
From the county, there is .a two
percent commission returned to
the Tax Collector's office. Last
year, it was about $242,000.
Smith said with the bad eco-
nomic situation, a lot more tax
certificates were issued this
year. "The delinquent tax roll is
up. We sold about 400 more
certificates and we had less bid-
ders than in previous years. If
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Kelly's Column
--By Jim


Rotary International is a service organization with over 1.2
million members worldwide. For the first time in its 104-year his-
tory RI has a president from Scotland - John Kenny.
Industrial countries use uniform sized seeds. North Carolina
Rotary member John Batcha founded Seed Programs Inc. to broker
the donation of millions of pounds of unwanted seeds from seed
companies to provide it, along with gardening expertise,,to groups
such as Rotary clubs working in developing countries. So far it has
shipped 11.5 million packets of seed to more than 60 countries,
reports the July 2009 Rotary Magazihe.
Kenny said in the year ahead RI will place emphasis on water
and sanitation, health and hunger, and literacy. RI remains com-
mitted to eradicate polio worldwide.

Bill Gates is one of the world's richest and most successful
men, helping found Microsoft with Paul Allen and now co-partner
of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that donates millions to
charities worldwide.
His father, the' senior Bill Gates, in the current Rotarian maga-
zine spoke about raising young Bill, -'whose f-itst name "'iTrey
Young Bill was always curious, read a lot of books from the library,
had a good memory, and sold nuts for his Cu'i Scout group. He
spent a lot of time working on computers with his friend Paul
Allen. Gates and Allen studied how highly successful people
achieved their success before founding Microsoft. Gates left col-
lege early to sell computer software.
Bill Sr. said he was lucky to have great kids, that children
arrive with'distinct personalities, a parent should never demean his
or her child, and remember that children "are always Watching you
and learning from you, so try hard to be the adult you want your
kids to become. The thing that stood out about Trey was that he was
always so curious about everything. He read voraciously and he
remembered everything."
Trey's success was ultimately "a combination of intellect,
drive, and hard work, but perhaps most of all, the good fortune to
grow up in circumstances and in a country where he was able to
take advantage of all of those attributes to create something won-
derful. If my son had been born in sub-Saharan Africa, there would
be no Microsoft, no Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In an ideal
world, every child, regardless of the circumstances of birth,, would
have- the opportunity to live up to his or her full potential.",
.'Bill Gates Sr. said, "In each of our lives, we have opportuni-
ties to do many things when no one is watching. And it is-under
such circumstances that we express and cultivate character. We all
make mistakes. But, as the classics attest, there is nothing in life
worth surrendering the right to think of oneself as a good person."
The Rotary 4-Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all con-
cerned? Will it build goodwill arid better friendship? Will it be ben-,
eficial to all concerned?

The 35-year marriage of Charles Matheny III and Mary Jane
Marsh could be described as City Boy meets Country Girl. They
met in Tallahassee while students at Florida State University.


STORMY WEATHER


PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
A powerful thunderstorm last Thursday took out electricity to many Hardee County homes and businesses, and blew
In wind damage from minor to severe. Here, metal roofing and an overhead door were blown off by strong gusts
at Sunshine Foliage on Steve Roberts Special in Zolfo Springs.


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'A' GI
Continued
percent of schools made
Adequate Yearly Progress
(AYP). Last year it was 24 per-
cent.
Recently Gov. Charlie Crist
signed into law House Bill 991,
which expands the new state
improvement program called
Differentiated Accountability,
which combines federal and
state accountability systenrs in
requiring low scoring schools to-.
improve. Once only applicable
to Title I schools funded for


FEES
Continued From IA


the property owner doesn't
redeem them within two more
years, he could lose his proper-
ty," she explained.
For more information on
licenses, fee increases and tax
certificates, stop by the Tax
Collector's office or call 773-
6365.


.... PROPERTY APPRAISER
55 60 . Changes in the Property
Appraiser's office won't change
54 66 how the public is served, says
Crawford.
58 68 In the last few months, she
has two vacant positions. One is'
61 69 , being eliminated and the other
is being absorbed by the current
RM OE staff. "It impacts us internally,
but it won't affect the public,".
I From 1A she said.
low-income students, the DA With general economic con-
ratings will now apply to all editions as they are, residents
public schools.' may see a change in their tax
For this year, only three notices. By law. taxes are now
Hardee schools were rated as based on 100 percent of the
making Adequate yearly Prog- market value. If that has
ress, including Hilltop Elemen- dropped, the tax".valuations will
.tary, Bowling Green Elemen- drop as well. "We use a sales
tary and Zolfo Springs Elemen- comparison approach and deter-
tary. The high school, junior mine the value as of Jan. 1,
high and both Wauchula Ele- -reflected in the tax bills people
mentary and North Wauchula. receive in November.
were listed as "No" on achiev- " So, we used the property value
ing AYT. changes from January I, 2008
to Dec. 31, 2008, mostly the last
three months of the year, to


He was a' 1969 graduate of Plant High School in Tampa. His
father Charles Matheny Jr. was an Army colonel who specialized in
new military uses for helicopters. His mother Jeanne was an art
teacher at University of Tampa and created stained glass windows,
murals and Christmas ornaments. ' I ,' '
SMary Jane was4 a 1970 graduate of iafthfhe High dhbiool; and
her parents George and Anna Lee Scarborough Marsh owned and
operated a large ranch in the Sweetwater area. Mary Jane skipped
the first grade at Zolfo Elementary School.
Matheny worked his way through college, majoring in busi-
ness administration, while working as a certified British Leyland
Car Company mechanic. He repaired such cars as MGs, Austin
Martin, Austin Healy and Porsches.
,While Mary Jane was earning her law degree from FSU,
Charles took a' lot of -agricultutal courses at Florida A&M
University which then. offered free tuition and books to attract
white students.
Matheny told his wife he was willing to run the ranch and cre-
ate iricotne in excess of expenses. The Double M Ranch today is
3,200 acres. The ranch was already bought and paid for by her par-
ents. " . '
She is a certified travel counselor and owns and operates Mary
Jane Matheny Travel in Sebring in addition to her law practice. The
couple have visited over 110 countries.
The ranch is 65 to 70 percent woods and 30 'to 35 percent
improved. There is a 65-acre orange grove. He left wildlife corri-
dors. Hunting leases provide income of about $8 an acre. Pines are
harvested for timber and fence posts. Bay trees were harvested for
making vegetable crates. There are about 400 head of cattle.
"Raising cattle will pay your' property taxes, but that's about
all, said Matheny, noting the other uses for citrus, timber and hunt-
ing. He was one of the first Hardee landowners to sell hunting leas-
es, starting in 1978,
For 14 years the ranch hosted annual.sporting clays shoots for
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club and the Hardee 4-H. "Over'$200,000
was raised for local charities from those events," he said. The ranch
'ro longer hosts sporting clays after a' Key Club member was
injured by a skeet throwing machine in 2008.

-- -The current issue of Graphic Arts Monthly reports the U.S.
Postal Service expects a loss of $63 . billion this year as mail vol-
ume declines. USPS. anticipates delivering 180 billion pieces of
mail in 2009., The record was 213 billion pieces in 2006.
The price of a first class stamp recently rose. 2 cents to 44
cents. 1
The 'Herald-Advocate is a good local customer for USPS,
spending over'$ 15,000 annually on stamps and newspaper postage.
About 17 percent or 815 of our newspapers are mailed week-
ly through the USPS. For the issue of June 11 we mailed 815
papers - 376 in county for $52.69, an average of 14 cents each, and
439: out of county for $183.33, an average of 41.8 cents each. The
weekly charges vary based on weight.a W subscribe to a mailing
software program and have a printer that addresses labels.

What goes around comes around. ,
As a high school graduating senior I spoke to a group of other
students and parents about fatherhood. I said in the dictionary the
word father is right next to the word fathead, which drew a laugh.
Fathead is slang for a stupid person or fool. Father has many mean-
ings, including a male parent, a father-in-law, stepfather or adop-
tive father, any male authority, a man who exercises paternal care
over other persons, paternal protector or provider, etc.
Recently a high school graduating senior described me as
phlegmatic in a positive way. I had to consult the dictionary to learn
its meaning. (My wife was described as kind, patient and loving.)
I knew it had to be next to the dreaded word phlegm, which the
dictionary says is thick mucus secreted in the respiratory passages
and'discharged through the mouth, especially occurring in the
lungs and throat passages, as during a cold.
But phlegmatic is one of those words with mixed definitions
and synonyms - some good, some bad.
The word means not easily excited to action'or display of emo-
tion; apathetic, sluggish - and self-possessed, calm or composed.
Synonyms include stoical, cool, cold, uninterested, dull, torpid - or:
cool, collected, unruffled, placid, quiet.
By the dictionary I do not know whether to take the descrip-
tion phlegmatic as flattery or a call for drastic change and improve-
ment! The English language can be quite challenging at times.


determine this year's valua-
tions. The state Department of,
Revenue checks sales and ad-
vises us of the valuation rates,"
explained Crawford,-
"I feel'when'property owners':;
see:their bills, most will see a
reduction. For instance, land
that was $12,000 an acre last
year may be $10,000. You'll see
larger parcels drop in valuation
more. People will get their
TRIM (Truth In Millage)
notices of proposed taxes in-
August and can call (773-4777)
then if they have questions.
The upcoming budget, which
is made up 95 percent from the
county, is decreased about
$100,000. Any money not used


during the year is retained and
the next year's budget adjusted
accordingly. Her budget must
be approved by the commis-
sion, with final approval by the
state Department of Revenue,
but she advises it if the county
is not making an allocation for
her full proposed budget.
"It's a tough time for us all.
We can cut back in smaller
areas and I feel like we're doing
everything we can," she con-
cluded.

SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS
Ussery sees few changes in
his three-person office. Opera-
tions will not be affected, he
said. State law requires his
office to have early voting,
including weekends (either four
hours Saturday and four Sunday
or the eight-hour Saturday he
and his staff prefers).
He has'$21,000 left in his
budget to return to the county,
"if they need it this year." He
had been reserving that amount
in case there was a state-called
referendum or an elected posi-
tion which needed to be filled.
Such an, election would .cost
$27,D00-$30,000. If a special
election was needed, he would
have to ask the county for the
funds,
Ussery said it is business as
usual, a few vendor and license,
increases, "but we are watching
our dollars closely."
He Ijis recently been purging'
the til's of ineligible voters,
tlhos'w vwho f o longer live'ir thid'
district in which they are regis-
tered, and/or no longer live in
the county. If someone has
questions, they can contact him
at 773-6061.
This is the third in a series on
'budget changes and impacts on
the public. It will conclude next
week with the final county elect-
ed officials, the Hardee County
Commissioners and budget
changes they are facing.


SECRET
Continued From 1A


Florida Heartland Rural Eco-
nomic Development Initiative
(FHREDI) and Florida Fresh-
water Frontier. It is also on the
Fish & Wildlife Game Com-
mission site.
Nancy Craft added sugges-
tions for other activities for, the
park, including balloon enthusi-
asts and remote airplanes. 'She
said a small community in
Texas had hosted the National
ATV mud racing competition
_.and,.. with motorbike trails, it
could be held here. "Be cre-
ative, get excited," she said.
She seconded the suggestion
of Commissioner Bobby Ray
Smith, who "wondered if
allowing alcohol there would
enhance the ecotourism. "I
camp, I fish, and when I do I


6/25/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:33 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:53:00
,Moon Data
Rises: 9:39 am
,Sets: 11:08 pm
Moon Phase
12% Waxing
Major Times
2:57 am-4:57 am
3:23 pm-5:23 pm
Minor Times
9:40 am-10:40 am
10:05 pm-ll:05 pm
Prediction
Best
6/26/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:34 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:46 am
Sets: 11:45 pm
Moon Phase


like to have a beer with it," he
said, ,noting the National'
Turkey Foundation would also
be apt to use the outdoor recre-
ation park.
For more information or sug-
gestions on the park, call man-
ager Earl Powell at 773-9402 or
Weeks at 773-3419.

10 HOURS A

MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


I Huntng/Fisin2%Fwaxas ng


21% Waxing
Major Times
3:49 am-5:49 am
4:15 pm-6:15 pm
Minor Times
10:32 am-11:32 am
10:57 pm-11l:57 pm
Prediction
Better
6/27/2009'
Sun Data
Rises: 6:34 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:49 am
Sets: --:--
Moon Phase
31% Waxing
Major Times
4:37 am-6:37 am
5:03 pm-7:03 pm
Minor Times
11:20 am-12:20 pm

Prediction
Good '


6/28/2009
' Sun Data
Rises: 6:34 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:50 pm
Sets: 12:19 am
Moon Phase
41% Waxing
Major Times
5:08 am-7:08 am
5:34 pm-7:34 pm
Minor Times
11:51 am-12:51 pm

Prediction
Average
6/29/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:51:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:49 pm'
Sets: 12:52 am
Moon Phase


52% Waxing
Major Times
5:54 am-7:54 am
6:20 pm-8:20 pm
Minor Times
12:11 am-l:ll am
12:37 pm-l:37 pm
Prediction
Average
6/30/2009
Sun Data
' Rises: 6:35 am
Sets: 8:26 pm
LOD: 13:51:d0
Moon Data
Rises: 2:47 pm
Sets: 1:26 am
Moon Phase
.63% Waxing
Major Times
6:40 am-8:40 am
7:06 pm-9:06 pm
Minor Times -
12:57 am-1:57 am
1:23 pm-2:23 pm
Prediction
Average


District MATH Scores
Percent at 3+ -

Grade 2008 2009 State 2009

3 81 82 78
4 72 80 75

5 59 62 62

R 53 52 55


. COURTESY PHOTO
Charles and Mary Jane Marsh Matheny enjoyed a 1999
visit to Turkey.


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Wildlife Forecast
By Pat Behnke
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


* CORAL REEFS & CLIMATE CHANGE
Images of red and purple coral with darting blue and orange
fish dance in my imagination when I think of Florida's coral reefs.
My dreams turn to nightmares, however, when I study the forecasts
for this precious and important habitat.
"The coral reefs are the sentinel for climate change," said Patty
-Glick from the National Wildlife Federation and author of
"Preparing for a Sea Change in Florida." Then she added, "And in
the Caribbean and Florida, we're already seeing the signs."
Coral reefs are called the "rain forests of the sea" because of
the number of species they harbor. They cover only 0.07 percent of
the ocean's floor, but they are home to one-quarter of the world's
fish and marine species.
The creation of a coral reef is a complicated process and takes
thousands of years. Yet with increasing sea temperatures a reality,
coral bleaching could wipe them all out by the end of this century.
The vibrant colors of the corals are actually caused by algae
that feed the coral. High temperatures create stress, and the coral
expels the algae. When this "bleaching" occurs, the coral loses its
color.
"Coral is highly sensitive to temperatures at higher thresh-
olds," Glick said. "When bleaching occurs, it means the coral is
starving to death."
So what do we do?
Glick suggests we can begin by urging our elected officials to
pass laws and regulations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Personally, we can do all those common-sense things that
reduce pollution. And when enjoying the beauty of Florida's reefs,
we must view, not touch.
The most extensive living coral reef in the United States lies
adjacent to the Florida Keys, serving as the first line of defense
during storms, protecting our beaches from further erosion.
They may offer a form of human protection, too. Corals may
be home to medicines that hold the cure for today's incurable dis-
eases. The limestone deposits of the coral could become invaluable
,as a source for surgical bone replacements. The natural sunscreen
of the coral is being studied by scientists around the world.
But for how long?
One of the first effects of global warming may very well attack
the sea before we see visible effects on the land. Rising sea tem-
peratures are already having an impact.
"The Tropical Atlantic region's temperatures have risen 1
degree Fahrenheit over the past three decades," Glick said. "A full
degree may not seem like a lot, but coral is highly sensitive, so it is
very detrimental."
Should we give up and rush out now to see a dying ecosystem?
As we make our own personal sacrifices, rest assured there are
groups doing something now. The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission's Coral Reef Evaluation and
Monitoring Project monitors the condition of coral reefs annually
throughout the Florida Keys, Southeast Florida and the Dry
Tortugas.
"The focus of our monitoring is to observe changes in coral
cover over time," said Rob Ruzicka with the FWC's coral reef pro-
gram. "We document changes in status and trends of the coral reef
sites we monitor for the managers at the Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary and the National Park Service."
Places such as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
help educate the public about the importance of reefs. The Nature
Conservancy's Florida Reef Resiliency Program identifies the
resilient areas of the reefs, and. studies why those areas have been
able to survive and revive, .,r
,In 2008, the FWC's Research Institute was one of the sponsors
of the International Coral Reef Symposium, which brought togeth-
er the world's top scientists, conservationists, economists and edu-
cators to advance coral reef science, management and conserva-
tion. Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill at the symposium that elimi-
hated the use of ocean outfalls for wastewater disposal in Southeast
Florida.
"Coral reefs are extraordinary living ecosystems that draw vis-
itors, support our economy and protect our beaches and homes
from erosion and storm surge," Crist said in a press release.
"Florida will continue to take steps, such as new legislation reduc-
ing nutrients and other pollutants in the ocean, which will protect
these sensitive ecosystems for residents and visitors for generations
to come."
According to the FWC, reef-related expenditures generate bil-
lions of dollars in sales and provide thousands of. jobs in Palm
Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Environmentally and economically, we cannot afford to lose our
coral reefs.
The forecast for our coral reefs may seem bleak, but if we do
our part to support the programs that pursue their conservation, we
may find we've slowed things down just enough to ensure the coral
reefs survive for our grandkids.


PLAN
Continued From 1A


must do double duty, though, as
he retains his previous position
as director of- management
information services. .
Two principals, Kathy Clark
and Jan Beckley, will stay at
their current schools.' I
Clark, however, had been the
assistant principal at Bowling
Green Elementary School, only
stepping up to serve as principal
after principal Durastanti was
elected schools superintendent
in November. DUrastanti now
wants to appoint her as princi-
pal. Beckley is principal at
Zolfo Springs Elementary.
Hilltop Elementary School's
Tracey Nix will move to North
Wauchula Elementary. No one
will fill her slot on a full-time
basis. Durastanti plans for
Hardee Junior High Principal
Doug Herron to oversee both
schools.
North Wauchula's Sonja Ben-
nett will move to Wauchula Ele-
mentary School. That school's
Michele Polk will instead
become the principal at Hardee
Senior High School.
High school principal Mike
Wilkinson will make a change
to adult and community educa-
tion, and will be administrator
of career and technical educa-
tion'. ,
The assistant principal slot
vacated by Durastanti's planned
appointment of Clark as princi-
pal at Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School is set to be filled by
Stuart Durastanti. Stuart, Dura-
stanti is the superintendent's
son.
The assistant principal's posi-


tion opened by the nonrenewal
of Neff is still empty, according
to the leadership plan before the
School Board. The second
assistant principalship belongs
to Todd Durden.
Other assistant principals re-
main unchanged, Willie Gilli-
ard at Hilltop, Dale Wolgast at
North Wauchula, Jessica Gray
at Wauchula, Melanie Hender-
son at Zolfo Springs, and Bev-
erly Cornelius and Meredith
Durastanti at the junior high.
Bell's position over excep-
tional student education has not
yet been filled.
George Kelly will no longer
,be director of Pioneer Career
Academy, the district's alterna-
tive school in Zolfo Springs.
That job will go to Gary Moore.
Moore's position- as director
of personnel, staff development
and human, resources will be
Kelly's instead. Kelly also will
become the director of food ser-
vice.
Sherri Albritton will stay as
director of student academic
services, but also will be direc-
tor of federal programs.
Marie Dasher will continue
as director of curriculum, and
also human resources manage-
ment and development.
Robert Krahl will again be
director of, educational facili-
ties, but also will become the
director of transportation.
Greg Harrelson remains as
finance director, with no added
duties, according to Durastanti's
list of administrative appoint-
ments for the 2009-10 academ-
ic year.


MATH
Continued From 1A


Wauchula's fourth graders did
the same.
The news is not all good,
especially for third graders who
didn't score well on these fests.
Although they won't face reme-
diation as for reading, level 1
and 2 matb scores are an indica-
tion of the work yet to be done.
At Bowling Green, 21 percent
of third graders scored at Level
2 while it was 22 percent at
North Wauchula. Both had only
seven percent score at Level 1,
but that is the high Level 1
number of the district third
graders.
At Hilltop 89 percent of third
graders scored Level 3 or
above, compared to the state's
78 percent. In fourth grade, it
was still good, with 81 percent
at Level 3 plus compared to the
state's 75. Fifth graders slipped
a bit to 53 percent compared to
the state's 62. It is still higher
than the 41 percent fifth graders
here scored in 2002 compared
to the state's 48.
At Zolfo Springs, a whopping
87 percent of fourth graders
were at Level 3 + compared to
the state's 75. That achievement
is mirrored against the 45 per-
cent scored here in 2002 com-
pared to the state's 51 percent.
Similarly, ZSES third graders
came in at 85 percent compared
to the state's 78. In 2002, third
graders had a meager 54 per-
cent, below the state level of
59.And, in fifth grade, Hardee's
2009. score of 73 was well
above the state's 62. In 2002,
they trailed the state level of 48
with a 41 percent.
Wauchula Elementary has
had similar success. The third
graders scored highest at 88
percent, with the fourth graders
at 85 percent and fifth graders
at 71 percent, all above the state
levels and all well above the
2002 levels.
North Wauchula had only one
class above state levels this
year. Fourth graders came in at
82 percent compared to the
state's 75. Third graders trailed
the state's 78 by scoring only 71
percent locally and fifth graders
were also lower than the state's
62 with just 51 percent.
Bowling Green was the only
school at which none of the
grades reached state levels.
Like the state's 78, 75 and 62'
percent, gr.ales dr9yped at,
Bowling Green to 71, 61 and 56
respectively in. grades three,
four and five. All, however,
were better than the 2002 levels
of 54, 45 and 41 percent.
At the junior high level,
Hardee students came close to
state levels. Sixth graders
trailed by just three points and
seventh graders by four, but
eighth graders were 12 percent-
age points behind the state's 66
percent. Both the state and local
student's showed remarkable
gains since 2002 when local
sixth graders were at just 30
percent and are now at 52.


June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A
WESTERN GOBBLER


Seventh graders, who were at
47 percent have improved to 56
and eighth graders show the
least improvement, from a 48
percent to 54.
At the high school, ninth
grader scoring at Level 3 or
above grew from 44 percent in
2002 to this year's 59 percent,
still trailing state levels of 68. In
10th grade, 2002's 56 percent,
which was only four points
behind the state's, has improved
to a local 62, but now seven
points behind the state's 69 per-
cent.







ARC Store
Opens Here
An ARC resale store will
have a grand opening at 226
W. Main St., Wauchula on
Monday, with door prizes,
punch and cookies, and a
half price sale on clothes,
domestics, purses and
shoes. The store will be
open Monday through Fri-
day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The new store is a com-
panion and will raise funds
for the Ridge Area Associ-
ation for Retarded Citizens
serving people with develop-
mental disabilities since
1957 in Hardee, Highlands
and Polk Counties. The store
needs volunteer cashiers
and helpers. For more infor-
mation, call Sandy Barnes at
863-773-0140.


THURSDAY, JUNE 25
V'Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 2
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mission, regular meeting,
Room 102,. Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Bill Crews, board chairman of Wauchula State Bank, shot
this big Merriam turkey gobbler on May 5 in Roundup,
Montana. Crews was a guest of Rick Lee, president of the
Citizens Bank of Florida at Oviedo, which is near
Orlando. Lee's family recently sold a Florida ranch on the
St. Johns River. Last year Lee, 2008 president of the
Florida Bankers Association, bought an 8,000-acre
Montana ranch. In the past Crews was an annual guest
for hunting at the Lee family Florida ranch. Crews also
attended the graduation of his granddaughter Keelin
Cruz from Washington State University. Crews is a former
president of the Florida Bankers Association. The gob-
bler had a 9.5-inch beard.



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C.J. 'KACH'
MROCZKA
C.J. "Kach" Mroczka, 87,
of Wauchula, died on Tues-
day, June 16, 2009, in
Auburndale.
Born in Chicago, Ill., on
March 11, 1922, he came to
Wauchula from Ludington,
Mich. in 1945. He was a pilot
in the U.S. Air Force and
department head for Hardee
County Building & Zoning.
He was a member of St.
Ann's Episcopal Church of
Wauchula and past Exalted
Ruler of the Elks Club.
Survivors include one son,
Dennis Melton and wife
Cheryl of Kendall; one
daughter Mikee Mroczka of
Wauchula; two sisters Jose-
phine Kistler and husband Dr.
John Kistler of California,
and Helen Micquhlam of
Springfield, Mo.; grandson
John Melton of Naples; and
great-grandson Jack Melton.
Interment was in Wau-
chula Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial may be
sent to the Alzheimer's
Association, Habitat for
Humanity or the Hardee Help
Center. Memorial Services
will be held this Saturday at
10 a.m. at St. Ann's Episco-
pal Church with Father John
McConnell and Father John
Roberts officiating.



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PHILLIP BENJAMIN
ALBRITTON
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


JOHN EDWARD "ED"
PRICE
John Edward "Ed" Price, 71,
of Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, June 17, 2009, fa
Lakeland.
Born in Bowling Green on
Feb. 5, 1938, he was a lifelong
resident of the community. He
was a meat cutter with Bill's
Meat Market and member of
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
Survivors include his wife
Patricia Price of Bowling
Green; four sons, Randy Joe
Price of Portland, Ore., Dean
Edward Price of Wilmington,
Del., Brian Jay Price of Winter
Haven and Thomas Ray Price
of Bowling Green; two daugh-
ters, Theresa Carrasquillo of
Bowling Green and Diane
Brummett of Wauchula; eight
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from
10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green,
where services were held at 11
a.m. with Pastor Blake Albrit-
ton and the Rev. Jim Williams
officiating. Interment followed
at Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


ARTHUR VASQUEZ
Arthur Vasquez, 55, of Ona,
died on Tuesday, June 9, 2009
in Lakeland.
Born in Lake Village, Ark.,
on Nov. 10, 1953, he came to
Hardee County from.Texas 37
years ago. He was a laborer
with Skipper Grassing in Fort
Meade and was a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by
his mother Eva Magallan
Vasquez.
Survivors include his father,
Luis Vasquez of Ona; brother
Raul Vasquez of Ona; and two
sisters, Maria Elena Limon and
Maria Luisa Limon, both of
Ona. \
Visitation was Friday, June
12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel fol-
lowed by a funeral mass at noon
at St. Michael Catholic Church
with the Rev. Vincente Cle-
mente officiating. Interment
folibwed i' Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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RUTH
MCCASLAND
Ruth McCasland, 90, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
June 20, 2009, in Wauchula.
Born Nov. 26, 1918,
inValparaiso, Ind., she came
to Wauchula from Wheeler,
Ind,, 40 years ago. She was a
homemaker, a.volunteer Pink
Lady at the local hospital and
member of First United
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula.
She was preceded jn death
by her husband Lyman
McCasland in 1989 and
grandson Aaron McCasland
in 1994,
She is survived by two
sons, Jerry McCasland and
wife Irene of Wauchula, and
Ralph McCasland and wife
Bessie of Alaska; grand-
daughter Andrea McCasland
of Tampa; and seven grand-
sons. Tim McCasland 'and
Debra of Missouri, Patrick
McCasland of Texas, Steve
McCasland and wife Eliza-
beth of Alaska, Jerry
McCasland of Missouri, Jeff
McCasland and wife Teresa
of Lakeland, John McCas-
land and wife Angie of


C.J. "KACH" MROCZKA
C.J. "Kach" Mroczka, 87, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
June 16, 2009, in Auburndale.
Born in Chicago, Ill., on
March 11, 1922, he came to
Wauchula from Ludington,
Mich. in 1945. He was a pilot in
the U.S. Air Force and depart-
nment head for Hardee County'
Building & Zoning. He was a
member of St. Ann's Episcopal
Church of Wauchula and past
Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club.
Survivors include one son,
Dennis Melton and wife Cheryl
of Kendall; one daughter Mikee
Mroczka of Wauchula; two sis-
ters Josephine Kistler and hus-
band Dr. John Kistler of
California, and Helen Micquh-
Slam of Springfield, Mo.; grand-
son John Melton of Naples; and
great-grandson Jack Melton.
Interment was in Wauchula
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorial may be sent to the
Alzheimer's Association, Hab-
itat for Humanity or the Hardee
Help Center. Memorial Ser-
vices will be held this Saturday
at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Episco-
pal Church with Father John
McConnell and Father John
Roberts officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


CLARENCE DOUGHTY
Clarence Doughty, 91, of
Fort Green, died on Thursday,
June 18, 2009, at his home.
Born in New York on April
17, 1918, he came to Fort Green
from Washington one year ago.
He had previously lived in
Maryland for several years. He
was a security guard. He was in
the U.S. Army Airborne Divi-
sion's 101st Screaming Eagles,
and a World War II veteran
earning a Purple Heart, and
Bronze Star for fighting in the
Battle of the Bulge.
He is survived by son Her-
bert Doughty and wife Wanda
of Sedro Woolley, Wash.,
daughter Kathy Ward and hus-
band Earl of Fort Green; eight
grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; and seven great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday from
2 to 3 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel, where services were
held at 3 p.m. with David
Springer, chaplain with Hope
Hospice officiating and Mili-
tary Honors provide by the U.S.
Army and DeSoto National
Guard. Interment will be in
Sarasota National Cemetery at a
later date.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

















ARTHUR
VASQUEZ
Arthur' Vasquez, 55, of
Ona, died on Tuesday, June 9,
2009 in Lakeland.
Born in Lake Village, Ark.,
on Nov. 10, 1953, he came to
Hardee County from Texas
37 years ago. He was a labor-
er with Skipper Grassing in
Fort Meade and was a
Catholic.
He was preceded in death
by his mother Eva Magallan
Vasquez.
Survivors include his
father, Luis Vasquez of Ona;
brother Raul Vasquez of Ona;
and two sisters, Maria Elena
Limon and Maria Luisa
Limon, both of Ona.
Visitation was Friday, June
12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel fol-
lowed by a funeral mass at
noon at St. Michael Catholic
Church with the Rev. Vin-
cente Clemente officiating.
Interment followed in Wau-


HAZEL TUCKER
JENKINS
Hazel Tucker Jenkins, 87, of
Lake Alfred, died on-Tuesday,
June 16, 2009.
Born July 18, 1921, in
Suwannee County, she moved
to Sebring from Wauchula in
1954. She attended the
Nazarene Church in Sebring.
She was currently living in
Lake Alfred.
She was preceded in death by
her parents Brinkley and Olga
(Williams) Tucker; husband of
60 years Robert Jenkins; and
son Roger E. Jenkins.
Survivors include daughters
Helen McDaniel and husband
Bobby of Bushnell, and
Elizabeth Arbuthnot and hus-
band Donald of Lake Alfred;
sons Robert F. Jenkins Jr. of
Sebring, and Kenneth Jenkins
and wife Rebecca of Avon Park;
sister Elizabeth Burton of
Melbourne; 11 grandchildren;
and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday from
2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Monday at 11
a.m. at First Christian Church
of Sebring with the Rev. Ron
Norton officiating. Interment
followed at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring


JESSIE MERCER
HARRISON
Jessie Mercer Harrison, 84,
of Lake Placid, died on Thurs-
day, June 18, 2009.
Born on Oct. 9, 1924 in Elba,
Ala., he was a farmer and
rancher.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 65 years, Alice
Fuller Harrison; parents Mancil
& Eunice HarrisQk�tep-mother
Cressie1 Harrison; others Al-
fred Harrison, Grover Harrison
and James Harrison; and sisters
Hazel Harrison Mather, Cecil
Harrison Keck, Maudie Harri-
son and Rachel Harrison Baker.
Survivors include daughters
Judy Tate and husband Mike,
Cathy Harris and Lawanna
Linder; son Jessie Marcus
Harrison and wife Kay; broth-
ers David Harrison all of Lake
Placid; Paul Harrison, Elba,
AL; Robey Harrison, Samson,
AL; and Ralph Harrison, sis-
ters Vesta Harrison Rhodes,
Wauchula; and Shirley Harrison
Cauley, Opp, AL; nine grand-
children; and 13 great-grand-
children.
Services were Saturday at 11
a.m. at New Life Holiness
Church in Lake Placid with
Pastor Rufus Caraway and'
Pastor Wayne Godwin officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Oak
Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid.
Chandler Funeral Home
Lake Placid

A garden is always a series of
losses set against a few tri-
umphs, like life itself.


Obituaries


RUTH MCCASLAND
Ruth McCasland, 90, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
June 20, 2009, in Wauchula.
Born Nov. 26, 1918,
inValparaiso, Ind., she came to
Wauchula from Wheeler, Ind.,
40 years ago. She was a home-
maker, a volunteer Pink Lady at
the local hospital and member
of First United Methodist
Church of WauchulI
She was prec death by
her-hus an McCasland
in 19(89 and grandson Aaron
McCasland in 1994.
She is survivedlby two sons,
Jerry McCasland and wife Irene
of Wauchula,. and Ralph
McCasland and wife Bessie of
Alaska; granddaughter Andrea
McCasland of Tampa; and
seven grandsons. Tim
McCasland and Debra of
Missouri, Patrick McCasland of
Texas, Steve McCasland and
wife Elizabeth of Alaska, Jerry
McCasland of Missouri, Jeff
McCasland and wife Teresa of
Lakeland, John McCasland and
wife Angie of Missouri and
Chuck McCasland of Missouri.
Robarts Family
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JOHN EDWARD
'ED' PRICE
John Edward "Ed" Price,
71, of Bowling Green, died
on Wednesday, June 17,
2009, in Lakeland.
Born in Bowling Green on
Feb. 5, 1938, he was a-life-
long resident of the commu-
nity.. He was a meat cutter
with Bill's Meat Market and
member of First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green.
Survivors include his wife
Patricia Price of Bowling
Green; four sons, Randy Joe
Price of Portland, Ore., Dean
Edward Price of Wilmington,
Del., Brian Jay Price of
Winter Haven and Thomas
Ray Price of Bowling Green;
'two daughters, Theresa Car-
rasquillo of Bowling Green
and Diane Brummett of Wau-
chula; eight grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation wvas Friday from
10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green,
where services were held at
11 a.m. with Pastor Blake
Albritton and the Rev. Jim
Williams officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Bowling
Green Cemetery.



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CLARENCE
DOUGHTY
Clarence Doughty, 91, of
Fort Green, died on Thurs-
day, June 18, 2009, at his
home.
Born in New York on April
17, 1918, he came to Fort
Green from Washington one
year ago. He had previously
lived in Maryland for several
years. He was a security
guard. He was in the U.S.
Army Airborne Division's
101st Screaming Eagles and
a World War II veteran earn-
ing a Purple Heart \and
Bronze Star for fighting in
the Battle of the Bulge.
He is survived by son Her-
bert .Doughty and wife
Wanda of Sedro Woolley,
Wash., daughter Kathy Ward
and husband Earl of Fort
Green; eight grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; and
seven great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Saturday
from 2 to 3 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, wheie ser-
vices were held at 3 p.m. with
David Springer, chaplain
with "Hope Hospice officiat-,
ini~ and Military Honors pro-
vidk by the U.S. Army and
DeSoto National Guard.
Interment will be in Sarasota
National Cemetery at a later
date.



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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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Obituaries.


HOWARD LEE HARRIS
Howard Lee Harris, 84, of
Perry, died on'Wednesday, June
17, 2009, at his home.
Born in McNairy County,
Tenn.,'he came to Perry from
Haines City in 1991. He was an
electrician and attended the
Blue Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Ervin Walter Harris
and Lissie Archer; a brother
Lloyd Elton Harris; and a sister
Ervalene Cribbs.
He is survived by a son,
Richard Walter Harris and wife
Opal of Winter Haven; daughter
Mary Lenile Sargent and hus-
band David of Bowling Green;
sisters Beatrice Howze of
Orangeburg, S.C. and Juanita
Ratliff of Haines City; compan-
ion Alene Starnes of Perry; five
grandchildren; and seven great-
greatchildren.
Visitation was Friday, June
19 from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by
funeral services at 2 p.m. with
Brother Tommy Willis officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial may be sent to Big
Bend Hospice. Condolences
may be sent to www.joepburns-
funeralhomes.com.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home
Perry


WILLIAM MARVIN
LANIER
William Marvin Lanier, 83,
of Fort Meade, died Friday,
June 19, 2009, at his home.
Born Nov. 5, 1925, in
Dothan, Ala., he lived most of
his life in ,Fort Meade. He
served in the U.S. Army in
Europe during World War II. He
was a supervisor for Coca-Cola
Co. for 42 years and was a
member of Cornerstone Church
of God.
He was preceded in death by
a daughter, Rita Lanier.
Survivors include his wife of
65 years, Velma Cannon Lanier
of Fort Meade; two daughters,
Sandy DeVane and husband
Kenny of Fort Meade and
Brenda Looker and husband
Jim of Panama City; son Dale
'Lanier and wife Cathy of Fort
Meade; two sisters, Eunice
LaFavers and husband Don of
Apopka, and Louise Asbel 'of
Winmer Garden; four.grandchil-
edren; and 10 grpat-gran il
dren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Tuesday at 11
a.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade with the Rev.
Kenny Slay and the Rev. Ed
Kendrick officiating. Interment
followed" at Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Good Shepherd
,Hospice. Condolences can be
sent to the family at
www.McLeanfuneralhome.net.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

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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
Score another one for Sheriff
C.S. Dishong'and his force. On
Sunday night, the sheriff and
his men arrested two brothers
who are believed to be implicat-
ed in a series of robberies and
safe blowing throughout
southern Florida in recent
weeks. The arrest of the two
men followed robbery of the
Gentile Brothers garage on Bay
Street. The brothers got away
but the sheriff followed them
relentlessly until he picked
them up, locking them in the
Hardee County Jail.

During the month of May,
Hardee County motorists burn-
ed 129,041 gallons of gas,
according to the state Depart-
ment of Agriculture inspection
bureau. The county also bought
15,215 gallons of kerosene dur-
ing May. Fertilizer consump-
tion in Hardee County last
month amounted to 795 tons.

A change in personnel of the
Modern Hardware Co. was an-
nounced this week as Allen Z.
Olliff became active as presi-.
dent and general manager of
this pioneer concern. Mr. Olliff
was with the: Kilgore Seed Co.
for nine years. The store, locat-
ed in the Carlton Bank building,
is being renovated and will
have a full line of John Deere
and McCormick farm imple-
ments; and Sherwin-Williams
paints, as well as hardware,
farm implements and household
needs.


Ford Motor Co. announces a
$10 to $20 reduction on its
1934 models. V-8 passenger
cars with 112-inch wheelbase
are $520 standard, $560 with
DeLuxe: equipment; coupes are
$505 anrd $545. Th Victoria,
Cabariolef, - Roadftet and
Phaeton are from $600 to $550.
Commercial cars are $350, and
trucks (open and closed cab) are
from $485 to $715.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee County will be one of
the major crossroads of the state
if local people put enough effort
behind the completion of High-
way 64 eastward to Highway
98,, according to a state Devel-
opment Commission official.
He told the Hardee County
Industrial Development Com-
mittee this week that Highway
64 has tremendous possibilities
for the future if the plan to con-
nect the two highways to form a
major route across the state
goes through.

Hardee County people pur-
chased over 14,000 acres of the
Nocatee Crate Co. land in
Hardee, DeSoto and Manatee
counties this week for more
than $800,000. A total of 14,511
acres were sold for about $60
an acre. Limestone Land
bought 1,200 acres in Hardee
and Desoto for $72,000,

Last week's heavy rains 'left
the county's roads in a worse
condition than. usually left
behind by a bad storm. Several
roads were under water and
many cut in two by the deluges
of water pouring across them.
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pool overflowed. Road foreman
Levy North said the roads can
be fixed with the motor grader,
although fill dirt may have to be
brought in.

Eaton's Department Store has
Sea-Nymph swim suits in sizes
7 to 46 from $8.98 to $12.98 in
cottons, latex and knits in
vibrant blues, reds and blacks.

25 YEARS AGO
Jack Melendy, president of
the Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce, asked the Hardee
County Commission, last week
to include $15,000 in its 1984-
85 budget f6r the chamber.
Melendy said the money was
needed to pay for printing
brochures and to hire a profes-
sional coordinator.
\ -
An escaped felon from the
Tampa Correctional Institution
was arrested here last week due
to the combined efforts of the
Wauchula Police Department,
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
and the county probation office.
The 25-year-old, who allegedly
escaped Feb. 17, was attempt-
ing to shoplift a pair of pants
from the Dollar General Store
and clothing from the Goodwill
boxes when he was apprehend-
ed.

The County Commission has
chosen an architect for the
2,200-square-foot addition to
the Hardee County Health
Department. Architectural fees
were in this year's budget, with
construction costs in the 1984-
85 budget year.


Griff's Steak' & Catfish
House has a noon buffet week-
da s for $3.95. The night and
Su day buffet is $5.95. The
daily menu also offers specials
such as fresh fried catfish at
$4.95, Southern fried chicken at
$5.50 and shrimp, frog legs, tur-
tle or T-bone steak for $9.95 or
$11.95.

10 YEARS AGO
Hardee County Cattlemen's
Sweetheart Candi Clark has
gone on to take the Florida title
in competition at the statewide
pageant in Marco Island last
week. She/'was crowned local
sweetheart in February and
Miss Hardee County in March.
This is only the second time a
Hardee Countian has won the
state title. Jennifer Gough did
so 10 years ago.

Three years of previous work
were evident as the Peace River
Cleanup last weekend yielded
"only" 2.07 tons locally, com-
pared to 5.08 tons. last year.
Groups of volunteers scoured
the river's shores and bottoms,
parks and bridges while canoe-
ists went down the river. There
were 179 volunteers.


Letter To The Editor

Girls Softball League

Coach Shares Concern


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Dear Editor:
. I am the head coach of the
Lady Bugs, the championship
team for the Hardee County
Dixie Angels Girls Softball
League. I have been coaching
these girls since the beginning
of this league. The Lady Bugs
have the best record of this
league since the beginning, not
just this year. I have coached on
other teams and leagues so this
was not my first attempt at
coaching. I learned to love
coaching as it gave me a chance
to make a difference to a player,
to a team, and to be with the
kids.
As the winning coach of the
Lady Bugs, I looked forward to
coaching the All Star team this
year because last year, both
teams I had a part in coaching,
the Lady Bugs and Shockers
won in their division so I let
Jake Carlton coach the Angels
League All Stars so that I could
coach the smaller Ponytails All
Star team, since they were first
and I couldn't coach both. By
the way, our team came in sec-
ond in the state and won the
Sportsmanship Award given by
the umpire.
The winning coach of the
league has always been the
head coach of the All Star
Team. But 'not this year. It
seems that the league vice pres-
ident over softball felt that they
should discuss the head coach
during the all-star meeting.
There should be no discussion.
Head coach of the winning
team becomes the head coach
of the all-stars, period!
However, without my pres-
ence or a phone call it must
have been the perfect time for
him to again ask Jake Carlton to
coach the All Star team with the
help of my assistant coach,
Jerry Welch. Unfortunately
when I contacted him regarding
my status as the head coach, he
told me he wasn't sure about it
and would call me back. He did
not. He let me go to two prac-
tices thinking I was the head
coach.
He showed up a few minutes
into the second practice and
pulled me aside. He then told
me that due to my, issing. the
meeting that i`J-.: had'eenp
asked to be the he'a coach~ but
I was welcome to help out ifI
would like. When I explained" I
had not been called about a
meeting, he said it was in an e-
mail that our player agent sent.


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your loved one. The new Happy Hour Liquor store in downtown
Wauchula has the perfect selection of imported wines to make your
night a memorable one.
Happy Hour Liquor opened up about a month ago as a family,
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meal from the imported wines available at Happy Hour
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"There, are no other liquor stores in Hardee County, so we.
decided to open up the first one to provide the community with
what they need," says Jackie Douglas.
The store has a variety of items such as cigarettes, dip, cigars,
imported wines, liquor, beer, energy drinks, Gatorade, sodas, ice
and The Herald-Advocate newspaper.
Happy Hour Liquor is open Monday through Thursday from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and
Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Customers must be 21 years old with a valid identification
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For more information, call 767-0027 or visit the store at 217 E.
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The e-mail subject line was
about the All Star roster, not a
meeting. 'I had glanced at the
roster to see how many t f"
Bugs had a chance. I faiTed.to
scan down byA ke signature to
see the line regarding the nieet-
ing. Several of the other coach-
es, including Jake Carlton and
Jerry Welch, the fathers' of the
two best players on the league,
received a call from him. It
seems that I slipped his mind.
I did however, when I heard
from Jerry saying he was going
into the meeting, try to call the
vice president because I was
told by our player agent that he
could put me on speaker phone"
so that I could be a part of it. He
did not answer.
Oh and by the way, it seems
that my little girl was over-
looked to represent them in the
All Stars. I assumed it was
because she wasn't good
enough, even though she could
hit *off the best pitcher they put
up against her. But he also told
me that if I had of come to the
meeting she would probably be
on the team. So, does that' mean
All Star coaches are chosen
based on their daughters' play-
ing ability, and players are cho-
sen by who their fathers are and
their presence at a meeting?
It is our place as adults to
teach our children to work hard
and they will be rewarded. This
is even more evident in sports,
yet the main people that run our
children's softball programs are
not following this.
Working hard, having a win-
ning team, and making those lit-
tle girls proud of their abilities
wasn't good enough for their
coach to go with them to All
Stars. There should be no room
in our sports for this type of
politics.
We need for parents to
become more active in thd
sports to weed out injustices
that are happening in the sports
system. Believe me, a coach is
not the only one who can be
passed up or pushed out.
I would also like to congratu-
late the Lady Bugs for all their
hard work and the champi-
6nship they earned. I would
also like to congratulate all
those that made. 'all-stars this
year. Sorry I was not there and
hope everyone understands!
Sincerely,
Wayne Graham
The Head Coach of
The Lady Bugs









6A The Herald-Advocate, June 25, 2009


Annual 4-H Ceremony Celebrates Centennial


"Happy 100th Birthday,
Florida 4-H!" was the theme for
the annual 4-H Awards &
Recognition Ceremony at the
Agri-Civic Center auditorium
in Wauchula on Thursday, May
21.
Ovet 300 attendees were
served a traditional birthday
celebration meal of grilled ham-
burgers and hot dogs with all
the trimmings, cole slaw, baked
beans and watermelon, with
birthday cake for dessert. In
competition for the best deco-
rated cake, each of the nine 4-H
clubs provided a birthday cake
not only for judging, but for
enjoyment as a dessert follow-
ing the meal.
The auditorium was decorat-
ed for a birthday party, with col-
orful gift bags and birthday bal-
loons in the center of each table.
Large 4-H Centennial banners
provided the backdrop for pic-
ture taking throughout the cere-
mony.
Kaylee Brummett led the
opening ceremony and recog-
nized special guests. Eric Klein,
Cracker Trail 4-H Club, led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the
American Flag, and Naomi
Erekson, Green Acres 4-H
Club, led the 4-H Pledge.
Kaylee recognized each 4-H
club leader with gifts of appre-
ciation for their hard work and
dedication as volunteer leaders
over the past year.
Calli Skipper, on behalf of


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Leaders who received recognition and gifts of appreciation for their hard work and
dedication to the 4-H program were (front row, from left) Jeannine Tatum, Jacque
Weeks, Tami Hunt, Joy Roberts, Kay Crews and Charlotte Yake; (second row) Scott Farr,
Susan Brewer, Danny Weeks, Patricia Richey, Joy Brummett, Monica Stevenson, and
Tracy Pate; (back row) Scott Deese, Glenda Deese, Todd Maddox, Kitty Maddox, Bobby
Brewer, Phil Hunt, Chrystal Ham, Leighton Bryant, Duane Brummett and Teresa Carver.


CF Industries, and Diana
Youmans, on behalf of Mosaic,
were each awarded the 2009
Friend of 4-H Award .for their
Generous support of the Hardee
county 4-H program.
A "Blast From The Past"
fashion show featuring 4-H
members from each of the nine
clubs modeling styles from


The Friend of 4-H Award was given to (from left) Calli
Skipper, with CF Industries, and, Diana Youmans, with,
Mosaic, for their roles in generously supporting the
Hardee County 4-H youth program.


each-decade from 1909 to 2009
was, a highlight of the evening's
program.
Carolyn Wyatt, extension 4-
H agent, and Mary Mitchell,
extension program assistant,
presented the remainder of the
evening's awards.
4-H members Shelby Albrit-
ton, Jacob Crews, Jessica Deese
and Kirsti Roehm, graduates of
the Class of 2009, were each
recognized with an engraved
wooden plaque with their name
and years of membership in
4-H.
Perfect attendance trophies
were awarded to all members
who attended all of their club's
monthly business meetings dur-
ing the year. Dalton Richey and
Brian Yake both were recog-


nized for perfect attendance in
two clubs, Fort Green 4-H Club
and Castaways Sport Fishing 4-
H Club. A list of perfect atten-
dees by club accompanies this
article.
Engraved ceramic mugs were
awarded to those displaying the
most club spirit. Club spirit
winners also are listed separate-
ly on this page.
Record books are an impor-
tant part of the 4-H program.
Over a hundred 4-H'ers turned
in record books for projects
completed during the year.
Many received certificates and
pins for these completed record
books. A list of everyone who
submitted a record book for
judging is also included with
this story.


Leaders of the Green Acres 4-H Club, Duane and Joy
Brummett, accepted the 2009 Award of the Green Clover
on behalf of the club.


Class of 2009 graduating seniors Jessica Deese and
Jacob Crews received engraved wooden plaques. All of
the seniors applied for and received $500 4-H Foundation
college scholarship. Not pictured are graduates Shelby The Leadership Award was given to senior Jessica Deese
Durrance and Kirsti Roehm. and intermediate Eric Klein.


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Record book winners received certificates and pins for their hard work and dedication to keeping an organized and
clean record book.


Ten 4-H'ers participated in
county and district competitive
events, each receiving ribbons
and certificates for their partici-
pation in these two events.
Jessica Deese Victoria
Braddock, Makayla Chancey,
Ruthie Erekson and Cacee
Keller. The senior winners were
� Andy Hunt, Jessica Hunt,
Amanda McNabb and Marisa
Shivers.
The Citizenship Award hon-
ors 4-H'ers who work for the
betterment of not just their own
lives, but also the community in
which they live. The junior win-
ner of this award was Ellie
Palmer. The intermediate win-
ner was Eric Klein, and the sen-
ior winner was Naomi Erek-
son.
The Achievement Award is
given to members who have
made great strides and achieve-
ments in 4-H over the past year.
The two junior winners bf this
award were Morgan Crews and
Dalton Richey. The two inter-
mediate winners were Makenna
Fite and Lance McCrary. The
two senior winners were Kaylee
Brummett and Brian Yake.
The Leadership Award hon-
ors 4-H'ers who have exhibited
outstanding leadership abilities
at club and county level and
beyond. The intermediate win-
ner of this year's Leadership
Award was Eric Klein, and the
senior winner was Jessica
Deese.
The final honor was the
Award of the Green Clover,
which was given to the club
whose members have been the
most active for the past year.
This year the winner of the
Award of the Green Clover was
the Green Acres 4-H Club. The
leaders of this club are Joy and.
Duane Brummett. Chosen for
their club's community involve-
ment throughout the year, their
club's name will be added to the
plaque that hangs in the. 4-1
office.-
The evening ended with the
traditional candle-lighting cere-
mony by county council mem-
bers Kaylee Brummett, Jessica
Deese. Naomi Erekson. Jessica
Hunt and Joshua Sargent.
Lauren Raulerson. former
Hardee Count) 4-H'er. was
guest soloist for, the ceremony.
Dr. DeWayne- Wyatt .-wa�pho-
tographer for the evening's cer-


emony, assisted by Linda
Richards, 4-H Advisory Com-
mittee member.

2009 PERFECT
ATTENDANCE
Castaways 4-H
Sport Fishing Club:

Dalton Richey
Brian Yake
Andy Manley
Carrie Sue Taylor

Country Clovers
Swine Club:
Emily Albritton
Hallie Atchley
Bradley Brewer
Dalton Bryant
Kacey Bryant
Joel Garland
April Garland
Rachel Garland
Codi Ham
Garrett Ham
Ryan Ham
J.C. Kulig
Rayann Kulig
Christopher Lee
Kyler Mayer
Amanda McNabb
Tara McNabb
Taylor Pohl
Cheyenne Pohl
Dalton Rabon
Dillon Rabon
Jared Rickett
Justin Rickett
Cade Roberts
Daniel Sockolosky
Timothy Steedley
Dalton Tubbs
Austin Wallace
Chelsea Wallace
Karley White
Madison White
Kyle Ward
Kody Porter

CRACKER TRAIL
4-H CLUB:

Brook Aleman
Victor Aleman
Bridgette Conley
Hunter Gibson
Claudia, Klein
Eric-Klein
Elffe Palmer
Kaq i.p Shaw
Raghel Shaw
Jamie Walker
Jansen Walker

Fort Green
Community
4-H Club:
Kasie Powell
Kaylee Hogenauer
Brian Yake
Dalton Richey

Green Acres Home
School Club: '
Kaylee Brummett
Joshua Sargent
Abigail Erekson
Anna Erekson
Naomi Erekson
Rebekah Erekson
Ruth Erekson

Hardee Beef &
Bacon Livestock:
Makenna Fite
Matthew Fite
Michael Grace
Matthew Grace
Emily Hughes
Holly Hughes
Steven Crews
Miranda Smith
Lance McCrary

Heart of Hardee
Livestock Club:
Kaylyn Stevenson
Harley Staton
Cacee Keller
Jamee Keller
Lane Parks
Rayna Parks
Kevin Borjas

Moovers & Shakers
Dairy Club:
Andy Hunt
Jessica Hunt


River Rats
4-H Club:
Danielle Weeks
Elizabeth Weeks
Alyssa Tatum
Skylar Tatum
Brooke Shaw
Emily Johnson
Liana Durrance
Morgan Crews


2009 CLUB
SPIRIT AWARD

Castaways 4-H
Sport Fishing Club:
Carrie Sue Taylor

Country Clovers
Swine Club:
Will Bennett
Dalton Bryant
Ryan Ham
Garrett Ham
Timothy Steedley
Joshua Smith

CRACKER TRAIL
4-H CLUB:
Sid Crews
Kole Robertson
Bridgette Conley
Rachel Shaw

Fort Green
Community
4-H Club:
Dalton Richey
Makayla Chancey

Green Acres Home
School Club:
Hailey Andrews
Kaylee Brummett

Hardee Beef &
Bacon Livestock:
Steven Crews
Dustin Maddox
Miranda Smith

Heart of Hardee
Livestock Club:
Colen Oakes
Larrett Smith
Cacee Keller

Moovers & Shakers
Dairy club:
Jessica Hunt

River Rats
4-H Club:
Elizabeth Weeks
Brooke Shaw








June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7A


2009 RECORDS BOOK AWARDS


RABBIT
Blue
Victoria Braddock
Anna Erekson
Naomi Erekson
Ruthie Erekson
Codi Ham
Garrett Ham
Ryan Ham
Hunter Reid

Red
Elizabeth Weeks

White
Mahala Pippin


POULTRY
Blue
Codi Ham
Garrett Ham
Ryan Ham
Claudia Klein
Lance McCrary

Red
Danielle Weeks

White
Jessica Deese


BEEF BREEDING
Blue
Allison Farr
Makenna Fite
Blaze Hale
Sorrel Hale
Eric Klein
Dustin Maddox
Destiny McCauley

Red
Morgan Crews
Bay Hale
Larrett Snu -


DAIRY
Red
Andy Hunt
Jessica Hunt


STEER
Blue
Kaylee Brummett
Abby Clark
Morgan Crews
Steven Crews
Makenna Fite
Hayden Lihdsey
Ellie Palmer
Luke Palmer
Kramer Royal

Red
Hailey Andrews
Laina Durrance


SWINE
Blue
Colton Albritton
Dillard Albritton
Emily Albritton
Savannah Aubry
Emily Bennett
Will Bennett
Kevin Borjas
Bradley Brewer
Bridgette Conley
Brooke Conley
Sid Crews
April Garland
Joel Garland.
Hunter Gibson
Bay Hale
Blaze Hale
Sorrel Hale
Codi Ham
Brittany Hines
Kaylee Hogenauer
Caleb Howze
- Emily Hughes
Holly Hughes


Cacee Keller
Jamee Keller
Rayann Kulig
Wyatt Maddox
Lance McCrary
Amanda McNabb
Tara McNabb
Farrah Muntz
Cheyenne Pohl
Taylor Pohl
Dalton Richey
Cade Roberts
Cleston Sanders
Kaitlyn Shaw
Marisa Shivers
Meagan Shivers
Joshua Smith
Miranda Smith
Taylor Tompkins
Audra Weeks
Danielle Weeks
Leah Weeks
Russell Weems
Kailah White
Tyler White
Brian Yake

Red
Tyler Cloud
Shelby Maness
Rayna Parks
Hannah Revell
Kole Robertson
Gemi Saunders
Timothy Steedley
Dalton Tubbs
Chelsea Wallace
Kyle Ward ,

White
Kaylee Barberee
Caleb Boyette
Cheyanne Gough
Paul Gough
Richard Pippin
Justin Rickett
Austin Wallace
Luke Winter


SEWING
Blue
Courtney Alexander

Red
Norma Alejandro


SPORT FISHING
Blue
Brian Yake

Red
Kaylee Hogenauer
Hunter Reid
Dalton Richey


WOOD
WORKING
Blue
Courtney Alexander


PHOTOGRAPHY
Blue
Makayla Chancey

Red
Hayden Hawthorne


CITRUS
White
Jayma Burnett


4-H members served as models for the "Blast From The Past" fashion show, featuring
the styles from each decade from 1909 to 2009.


Club Spirit Award winners received engraved ceramic mugs at the 2009 4-H Awards
Ceremony.


Record book winners received certificates and pins for their hard work and dedication
to keeping an organized and clean record book.


Leaders Joy and Duane Brummett stand with the members of the Green Acres 4-H
Club, which won the Club Scrapbook Award certificate.


County and district event participants were (front row, from left) Rebekah Erekson,
Abigail Erekson and Caleb Deese; (second row) Naomi Erekson, Kaylee Brummett,
Joshua Sargent, Anna Erekson, Ruthie Erekson, Jessica Deese and Jessica Hunt.


Citizenship awards were presented to (from left) Ellie Palmer, Eric Klein and Naomi
Erekson.


Recipients of the Making the Best Better Award were (from left) Amanda McNabb,
Jessica Hunt, Victoria Braddock, Claudia Klein, Makayla Chancey, Cade Roberts, Anna
Erekson, Audra Weeks, Ruthle Erekson and Andy Hunt.


Achievement Award winners included (from left) Brian Yake, Kaylee Brummett,
Makenna Fite, Morgan Crews and Dalton Richey.







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WEATHER SUMMARY
Daytime highs were in the 90s last week; a few locations
reported a high temperature of 100 degrees. In major cities, high
temperatures were two to seven degrees above. normal. Lows at
night ranged from the upper 60s to mid-70s. Rainfall came mostly
to the central and southern Peninsulas, with most locations collect-
ing between one and three inches. Rain was accompanied by strong
winds. Lake, Orange, and Polk counties received the most precipi-
tation; 3.5, 3.9, and 4.8 inches, respectively. Most northern areas
reported less than an inch of rain.

VEGETABLES
Okra, cucumbers, lychees, and mangoes moved through the
market. In the Suwannee Valley, producers harvested organic pep-
pers and eggplants. Harvesting of tomatoes was mostly complete in
central and southern Florida. In the Panhandle, tomatoes looked
good and picking increased. Some blueberry rot was reported in
Duval County. Light watermelon harvest took place as the crop
seasonally decreased. Lake County watermelon growers reported
some losses due to rain. Sweet corn was harvested in Columbia
County. Avocado harvest began to pick up as the season got under-
way. Some growers in Lee County prepared land for late summer
planting. Heavy rains in Miami-Dade County caused some crop
damage and many fields remain saturated.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut planting was 99 percent complete and 12 percent
pegged. The condition of peanuts was rated 18 percent fair, 63 per-


cent good, and 19 percent excellent. Growers applied herbicide and
fungicide. Non-irrigated peanuts and corn suffered from hot, dry
conditions. Growers in Santa Rosa County reported that early
planted cotton had begun squaring. Hay baling took place in Pasco
and Columbia counties. Hay growth in Holmes County slowed due
to dry soil. Potatoes moved through the market last week, but har-
vests declined for the spring season. Soil moisture was adequate in
the southern Peninsula and Short to adequate in all other areas.
-. TpsoH . ubsoli
'Rat i [ Last' Last Thi . ast .
. week week year week week Year
Percent
Veryshort 1 0 26 1 2 39
Short 23 16 29 21 19 17
Adequate 72 74 42 72 73 43
Surplus 4 10 4 6 6 1
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
The pasture condition improved slightly. In the Panhandle and
northern areas, pasture condition was poor to excellent with most
fair to good. Drought has slowed grass growth. Pasture condition
was mostly good. Cattle condition was mostly good; however, tem-
peratures in the upper 90s to 102 degrees stressed pastures and live-
stock. Pastures produced enough to keep up with the grazing pres-
sure. In the central areas, pasture was poor to good with most fair


to good. Pasture, where poor, was suffering from drought. Cattle
condition was poor to excellent with most fair to good. Pasture
condition in the southwest was poor to excellent with most in g6od
condition; some locations were in poor condition due fo drought.
Stock pond water levels were low, with some being kept up by
pumping from wells. Statewide, cattle condition was poor to excel-
lent with most in good condition.

CITRUS
For most citrus producers across the State, it was anjextaeme-
ly hot and humid week. The heat coupled with the high'humidity
produced indexes in excess of 100 degrees. Temperatures ranged
from thethigh 60s at night to the high 90s during the aftern6oh.
During the middle of the week, violent afternoon thunder and light-
ening storms moved south through central and southeast Florida
and dropped excessive amounts of rain that caused wind damage
and fires. Frostproof received almost five inches of precipitation
and Kenansville reported some minor flooding. The seasonal, trop-
ical weather contributed to excellent fruit growth and tree foliage.
In well-cared-for groves, the majority of next year's citrus crypr
was in excellent condition. Production practices continued inaWt
areas with the primary focus on psyllid control through aerial'
spraying techniques in efforts to control the spread of greening.
Valencia harvest dropped due to decreased availability of fruit.


Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


Several years ago, I became interested in a research project
which involved looking through the old minutes books located in
the Clerk's Office, These books are quite large and date back to the
beginning of this county in 1921.
The County Commission minutes in those very early years
were typed on manual typewriters and signed by the board chair-
man and the clerk of the circuit court, and each page is inserted into
cloth-bound ledgers.
Soon I learned that the Clerk's Office was in the process of
having these documents scanned so that they would be available on
its Web site.
The months went by, and I became involved in a number of
projects and the reading of the old minutes books that held such an
abundance of information soon fell by the wayside.
About three weeks ago, I decided to visit the clerk's Web site
to see what information was available. To my excitement, I dis-
covered that all of the Board of County Commission minutes dat-
ing from 1921 to the present are now available on that site. It does
take a short period of time, however, to have the most current min-
utes added, but the minutes from the May 7, 2009, meeting are
already available for anyone interested to read.
In the May 23, 1921, minutes, the board directed Clerk G.M.
Hardee to procure a suitable seal for the county. It was signed by
Board Chairman Y.E. Wright.
At the next meeting, held on June 8, 1921, the minutes stated
that the first order of business concerned the .matter of purchasing
a safety vault forprotection of county "ecord"rThe board approved
the awarding of.the contract for $549- ,4purchase the vault.
Twenty-three years later, on June 5, 1944, the minutes reflect-
ed the advertised bidding results for the painting of the courthouse.
Bids of $964.50 and $886.75 were rejected after being read, and
"Board Chairman Rueben Moore instructed the clerk to advise, both
parties that their bids were too high.
On June 3, 1955, the board authorized Septa Carlton, director
of Resthaven, to have a canopy made, exhaust fan installed and
other necessary repairs done to the kitchen at Resthaven. These
minutes were signed by Board Chairman Lee Hanchey, and
acknowledged by Clerk of the Circuit Court Ben Coker.
These are only four examples of the types of information that
can be found in the county board minutes. It may not be the inter-
esting reading choice for many people, but in a museum's perspec-
tive, these old records are an invaluable tool for research purposes.
The entire. staff of the Clerk's Office is to be commended for
the efforts put into this project. The information contained in those
minutes holds the answers for much of the research that is initiated
by Cracker Trail Museum.
Speaking of the Clerk's Office, Cracker Trail Museum holds
an item that was used in that office during the 1930s or 1940s. It is
a wire mailbox that could either be free-standing or attached to an
inside door of the building. Mail could be deposited either from the
back or the top, and it could easily be retrieved by opening the
clasn at the ton frmntf


COURTESY PHOTO
This is the mail basket used in the Clerk's Office in the
1930s or '40s.
For a more interesting display effect, I think it would be nice
to actually have a couple of envelopes inside the box. Obviously,.
those envelopes should be of that particular era, and this is where I
thought- you might be able to help. If anyone happens to have any
business-size envelopes that held miscellaneous County Court
information tucked away in personal folders, or chests, we would
appreciate your donation of such. We only require the empty enve-
lope, even if it has no address on it.
Even if we fail to obtain an old example of the envelopes used
back then, the mail receptacle is interesting in itself.
Contact Cracker Trail Museum at 735-0119 for any of your
donations.


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This picture, taken circa 1930, is of the old Triangle Gas Station, more r
Cody Cowart's Triangle Body thop. Pictured to the far right in dark pai
Williams Capers Lowther, who ran the station. The other man and womai
fled. The gas station also sold car batteries, tires, drinks and penny can
Lowther died on July 4, 1933. He and his wife, Kate, are buried at New Ho

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WE ARE THE CHOSEN

,Anointed by His hand
are the churches in this land.
Look within our county,
you'll be amazed at what you see.
Believers, churches, compassion, and the
youth coming to their cnees. ,
The Spirit is among us.
He is waiting on you and me, to rise, up
and make a difference, in our community, ,
God's plan for Hardee County was chosen long ago.
This is a place for a great revival
waiting to explode.
The visions have been seen by few,
but what are they to do?
Fast, pray, get on their knees' cause the
Lord is coming for you!
People get ready, Jesus is coming.
The time is drawing near.
The joy of the Lord is exalted,
there's no need to fear.
So, if you feel His anointed Hand, you must
rise up and be the answer to His plan.
He is calling, can't you hear?
He is calling, the time is near!
He is calling, can't you see.
He is calling you and me.
- Amy Bryan
Wauchula
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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish &,Wildlife Commission


'DEER MANAGEMENT UNITS?
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's Deer
Management Team is ready to gather input from Florida's htinters
on potential changes to the state's current hunting zones and corre-
sponding deer hunting season dates, which, if approved, could
come into effect as early as the 2010-11 hunting season.
The team has met for 2-1/2 years, developing its living-and-
breathing "Strategic Plan for Deer Management in Florida 2008-
2018," which was approved by the commission last year. FWC
staff continues to work with its stakeholder group representing
.many of.the state's hunting and conservation organizations,, other
governmental agencies and large private landowners to make this
plan the very best it can be.
The project is under the new leadership of Deer Management
Team coordinator Cory Morea, but the plan's objectives and goals
remain the same - to ensure a healthy deer population that meets
the public's desires for recreational hunting, while protecting
landowners' rights and ensuring the long-term welfare of the
species.
Currently, Florida is divided into three hunting zones: the
South Zone lying below State Road 70, the Central Zone between
State Road 70 and Tallahassee, and the Northwest Hunting Zone
west of Tallahassee. These three zones all have different beginning
and ending hunting season dates.
Female deer come into heat very early in the southern portion
of the state, but come in much later in the Panhandle. This is why
the zones and season dates are set up like they are - to correspond
roughly with when deer breed, allowing hunters the opportunity to
hunt during the rut.
Although, under this current system, the hunting seasons do
occur during some portion of rutting activity throughout much of
the state, hunters in certain South Florida areas and those in por-
tions of the Panhandle are not able to hunt the peak rutting times.
In addition, bucks often shed their antlers before hunting season is
even over in southern portions of the state.
Because of this, the deer team is considering having more
hunting zones (instead of the current three), with different starting
and ending dates that can be spread out to encompass more of the
full rut throughout the state.
Within the hunting zones, the plan is to create deer manage-
ment units (DMUs) in'order to help manage Florida's deer pcpula-
tion on a more local level and better meet the needs and desires of
local hunting communities.
The team is looking to develop about a dozen DMUs based on
habitat and deer breeding chronology data. Deer herds within
these DMUs should have similar characteristics like reproductive
rates, body sizes and antler-growth potential. Whenever possible,
major roads and rivers will be used as DMU boundary lines to
make them easy to distinguish.
The FWC held six public meetings around the state near key
metropolitan areas to gather input from the hunting public on these
potential changes to hunting zones and season dates. The agency
wanted to solicit as much public comment as possible.
Stay tuned for the results.


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June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Blessings Rain On Block Party


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
People often find themselves
mixed up in the rights and
wrongs of religion, but One
Student Ministries of Hardee
County has broken down the
walls of denomination and unit-
ed the youth of this county.
On June 3, One Student Mini-
stries came' together to host the
first-ever School's Out Block
Party in Main Street Heritage
Park in downtown Wauchula.
Over 250 kids showed up to
celebrate the end of- the school
year and the beginning of sum-
mer fun!
The party started at 5 p.m.
with live music from local band
Forever on High. Soon after, the
rain poured into town, forcing
everyone to move into both
Giovanni's and Java Caf6.
"Despite the weather, we
were super excited about the
turnout and the community
involvement at the event. We
appreciate Main Stredt of
Wauchula donating the park to
us for the event," said New
Hope Baptist Church youth pas-
tor Justin Worden.
Once the rain stopped, kids


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Over 250 students registered at the first annual School's Out Block Party hosted by
One Student Ministries.


were treated to cotton candy,
popcorn, discounted Java Caf6
coffee products and specially
priced pizza and drinks from


First Assembly of God youth pastor Christ Rutledge took
his turn in the dunk tank.


The event was kicked off by the Christian rock group,
Forever on High.


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Harvest Aviation brought an airplane for students to
inspect and photograph.


Students received special discounts on pizza and drinks
from Giovanni's, as well as coffee products from Java
Caf6.


Giovanni's. icated their lives or made a new
Teens also had a chance to decision for Christ.
win a variety of door prizes, "The event was definitely a
such as jewelry and CDs, donat- success. We had a great
ed by the Hardee County Youth response from the students, as.
Coalition. well as the community. Many
Volunteers included the kids turned their lives over to
Youth Coalition, Jay Oliver Christ, which was the goal in
Speech Pathology, Giovanni's, mind," said Florida's First
Java Caf6, Aarpn's, and Florida Assembly of -God youth pastor
Sales & Rentals. First Baptist Chris Rutledge.
Church of Wauchula donated One Student Ministries is
the sound system for the event, made up of several churches in
Students were able to show Hardee County, including First
,off their musical skills at the Baptist Church of Wauchula,
Rock Band and Guitar Hero Florida's First Assembly of
contest. God, First Christian Church,
Kids also had the chance to New Hope Baptist Church, Oak
Grove Baptist and Northside
soak their youth pastor in the Grove Baptist and Northside
dunk tank. Baptist.
For 'more information on up-
After the fun and games, coming events or to find out
evangelist Jason Alvarado of how your youth group can get
Faith Assembly of God in involved with One Student
Orlando came and gave an illu- Ministries, contact one of the
sion show and a Gospel mes- youth pastors at the churches
sage. Over 75 kids either reded- listed.

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A student shows off his musical skills at the Rock Band
contest.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
HARDEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
to consider the
Notice of Proposed Change to the
Hardee Phosphate Complex
Development Order Resolution No. 77- 5,
as amended
for CF Industries, Inc. on
Thursday, July 16, 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 the 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 PM. All interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering recommenda-
tions 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 minutes of the Public Hearing will be
recorded anyone wishing to appeal any decision
made at the public hearings will need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter.

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 public hearing.

Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
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Buttery popcorn was available to all the guests who were
enjoying the live music and sermon.










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Senior Devon Harris took shelter
when the rain started to set in.


under an umbrella


Due to the main streets being blocked off for the event,
kids were able to skateboard and ride bikes freely during
the evening's festivities.


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Make


A


Joyful


Noise


Christian


Band


Reaches


Out


To


Youth


For Christ


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
In a world full of confusion
and conflict, it is rare to find a
group of young people who
truly stand out; a group that not
only focuses on the positive, but
thrives off of it.
The local band Forever on
High is not only becoming big
in the music scene, but also in
the ministry. Its heavy and
mainstream sound and love for
Christ has broken the stereotype
of what a Christian band should
be.
Graduate of Hardee High
School Darte Ahlbrandt first
started the band four months
ago with members Kenny Rod-
riguez on bass, Samuel Varis on
drums and Danny Martin, lead
vocals. I
The four musicians, based in
Sebring, have joined together to
, reach youth through their in-
spiring lyrics and undying faith.
"We want to constantly praise
God and lead others to Christ.
Even if one person is at our
show, it is our job to witness to
them. If after 10 years we have
only touched one life, then it
was worth it," says Martin.
Although the band has had its
taste of fame while playing
shows with headlining bands
such as Flyleaf, Since October,
and Maylene and the Sons of
Disaster, the group has not lost
sight of the real and only reason
why it does what it does.
"We put on a fun show and
have great music, and all of that
stuff is -important, but we
aIways make sure .we stop in the
middle of the show and talk
about Jesus Christ. He is the
reason why we are alive and the'
reason this band is together,"
says Rodriguez.
. Although Forever on High
band members have been bless-
ed by their immediate success,
they keep a constant remem-
brance of who they are and
where they came from.
Martin recalls a time of being
very lost and not caring about
who God really is. After inspi-
ration from hardcore bands and
encouragement from those
around him, Martin fully gave
his life to Christ.
"If it wasn't for the experi-
ence I went through,, I would
not be able to write these words.
Every, day for a Christian, or
any person, is a constant battle.
I try to always remember what
Paul said in the Bible. 'Rejoice
in your suffering.' We have to
remember that we always need
God," Martin says.
Guitarist Ahlbrandt, son of
Robert and Doris Ahlbrandt,
can definitely agree with
Martin's testimony, as he faced
his own tragedy a few years
ago. In 2006, right after gradu-
ating from Hardee High, Ahl-
brandt found out he had a tumor
in his lower back. After surgery,
and the possibility of being par-\
alyzed, he was healed and
.renewed from his sickness.
'The doctors told me that I
could end up not being able to
play guitar, or much less walk,
Through the grace of God I am
now able to.be a guitarist for, a
Christian band. Although that
was a difficult thing for my
family and I to endure, God has'
given me a story to tell as a liv-
ing testimony," says Ahlbrandt.


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Members (from left) Kenny Rodriguez, Samuel Varis, Danny Martin and Darte Ahlbrandt
of local band Forever on High aim to provide youth with an uplifting message and main-
stream sound.


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Drummer Samuel Varis alms to give kids hope through
lyrics.


Through their tragedies and
triumphs, Forever on High band
members have remained hope-
ful and continue to work to the
best of their ability.
"Before every show or prac-
tice we always remind each
other, 110 percent! It is impor-


tant for all of us to give 110 per-
cent in all that we do, not only
for ourselves, but for the fans,"
says drum mer Varis.
Forever on High recently re-
leased a five-song demo of its
latest hits, which was recorded \
by Room' 10 Studios in Or-


Forever on High's inspiring
lando. The CD, as well as mer-
chandise, can be purchased at
any show.
Upcoming shows include:
Orpheum, Tampa, on July 5;
Church of Nazarene, Lakeland,
July 19; and Rita's, Lakeland,
July 26. To find out more up-
coming shows, listen to new
songs or follow the band as it
ventures to Georgia to record its
first album, go to www.my-
space.com/foreveronhigh.
"The most important thing for
us is to let people know that we
aren't trying to judge anyone
and that we respect everyone's
opinion.
We are just out there trying to
make a difference for Christ and
show kids who He really is,"
the band says.
"The best advice we can give
to anyone is to surround your-
self with good people, find a
good church, and get a relation-
ship with Jesus Christ, because
that is the best relationship you
will ever have," the band con-
cludes.


Guitarist Darte Ahlbrandt is thankful for what God has
and continues to do in his life.


Bassist Kenny Rodriquez uses his musical talent to reach
the lost.


Danny Martin not only captures the audience with his
vocals, but also with the testimony of his salvation.


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HARVEST AVIATION RECEPTION


'I IIU DT o r JIM f'tKLLT
Harvest Aviation held a dinner on May 1 at the First Baptist Church of Wauchula
Fellowship Hall. This aviation ministry is located at the Wauchula Airport and about
once a month flies 600 to 800 pounds of missionary supplies to the South American
country of Belize. From left are Wauchula Mayor David Royal, executive director Jim
Lewis, Hardee County Commission Chairman Dale Johnson, Denise Ereckson, and
chief mechanic Ronny Ereckson. The city is building an 80 by 120-foot hangar under
a $750,000 grant. The contractor is Cobb Construction.



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Attending Harvest Aviation dinner, from-left, are John Michael, Jim Lewis, board mem-
ber Don G'angnagel, Allen Johnston, Mike Burch, Don Steiner (Wings of Eagles), and
Daniel Leakey. Harvest Aviation is non-profit and debt-free and was founded in
Bradenton in 2000 by several Christian pilots to fly missionary supplies to Guatemala
and came to Wauchula in 2006. The new hangar will be named in honor of the late Don
Michael. HA also has a youth program and repairs missionary airplanes at no labor
charge. HA hopes also serve Guatemala and Honduras. "You can touch the world from
here," said First Baptist pastor Rev. Ken Smith. Don Michael was a retired Army Lt. Col.
who flew 3,000 combat hours in Vietnam and later was a missionary pilot.


Building
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Problems with the Hardee
County Building Department
have once again monopolized a
meeting of the Hardee County
Commission.
Citizen concerns about the
building department surfaced
again at last week's meeting
when a local resident greatly
exceeded his five minutes in
alleging unfair treatment in
regard to agricultural proper-
ties.
Normal policy at meetings of
the Hardee County Commission
is to allow five minutes, and on
rare occasions up to 10 minutes,
for citizens to bring their issues
to the commission.
At the end of last week's
meeting, at the comments from
commissioners, other elected
officials and citizens portion of
the, meeting, Grady Johnson
spoke nearly an hour.
When, after at least a half
hour had elapsed, Commission
Chairman Dale Johnson
attempted to stop him by com-
menting that it sounded more
like a political platform. Grady
Johnson replied that he would
let the commission know if and
when he would run for a com-
mission seat, and challenged
the chairman, "Let's take it out
to the pasture then," he said.
The chairman said that was
an inappropriate comment and
let others respond to Grady
Johnson, who continued to say
the Building Department did
not treat everyone-alike and was
more helpful to. some people
than others. County manager
Lex Albritton and attorney Ken
Evers said it was mostly misun-
derstanding.
Grady Johnson, a Merle
Langford Road resident, did not
say how he was involved, but
began by showing commission-
ers pictures of two buildings in
agricultural areas. He said one
was allowed to build without a
permit and the other required
sealed plans.
He said there were another 20
cases similar to this. Although


Office Under Fire


he is not on any current build-
ing, mechanical, electrical or
other contractor list for the
county, he said he was involved
and would "continue to beat a
dead horse until something is
done."
Evers said he was represent-
ing someone in a siniilar situa-
tion .in Polk County. Florida
Statute 604.50 exempts agricul-
tural structures from provisions
of the building,code, he said.
Generally, that hhs been read as
if it intended to mean a pole
barn, but the issue is what kind
of ag structure. "The statute is
so unclear. It comes down to the
purpose of the building," he
explained. 1
Albritton said that's why res-
idents are asked to complete an
affidavit about the structure's
use, whether it is just an integral
part of the agricultural opera-
tion co-located with it. That
does not include structures in
agriculturally zoned areas
which are used for commercial
purposes, he said.
It also does not mean that the
person wanting to place a struc-
ture in an agricultural area isn't
required to have a mechanical
or electrical permit, or one from
Southwest Florida Water, Man-
agement District. It also has to
meet health and safety codes
and may have to be approved
under those, said Albritton.
He added, "Sometimes a per-
son puts up a structure in an ag
area and its use later changes,
then having to meet the code
requirements. It's a gray area in
determining these."
"We the people are on the
receiving end of this. Everyone
should be treated equally. I'm
tired of it. It's not right. If it's a
gray area, the doubt should fall
to the side of the public who is
trying to build, not use strong-
arm tactics. People in that
department need additional
training to turn this around.
Let's get on an even keel and
give everyone equal treatment,"
responded Grady Johnson.
Albritton said it was not
appropriate to discus 20 cases


Marbles And Movies Were


What Kids Did For Fun


By DOMINIQUE SALAAM
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interview Johnny Cheeks.
Q: When were you born?
A: May 2, 1932.
Q: How old are you right now?'
A: I am 77 years old.
Q: What state were you born in?
A: In Mississippi (city not given).
Q: Is your name a tradition in
your family?
A: Yes. The name Johnny was the
name most of my family had.
Q: Where you ever married?
A: Yes, I was married.
Q: Do you have any kids?
A: I have two girls and one boy;'
one of my kids died.
Q: What major event in history
occurred while you were growing up?
A: Pearl Harbor was occurring at
the time.
Q: Was ..... .
there any
big attrac- "
tions
when you were younger?
A: Not really, we had picture
shows, or movies as you children call
it.
Q: What do you remember about
being 15 years old?
A: Shoot marbles was what my
friends and I did for fun. Not like what
children do now.
Q: Did you have a job when you
were a teenager ?
A: No. My dad didn't want us kids
to do work; it was the adult's job.
Q: What did you want to be when
you were in high school?
A: I never went to high school,
mostly all the schools were in a house.


Q: What do you think aboutthis
country now than when you were
growing up?
A: Well, a lot is different now than
before.
Q: How do you feel that an
African-American is now the presi-
dent of the USA?
A: Well, it is a change, and that
there may be no fighting and everyone
will treat everyone the same.
Q: How much was the gas back in
your times?
A: Gas was 55 cents a gallon when
I was growing up.
Q: Did your parents ever give you
major chores to do?
A: My parents made me do some
gardening, chop wood, chop cotton,
and pick corn.
Q: Did you live in Florida all your
life?
A: I was born and raised in
Mississippi, but moved to Florida.
Q: Have you ever been outside
this country?
A: No.
Q: Was it different at the super-
markets now than before?
A: Yes. We had fewer stores than
what we have now.
Q: What was your fashion when
you were growing up?
A: We had worn short pants and
bell bottoms.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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and they should be brought to. ,.
him so he can research what . -
happened. _
Johnson replied, "I will bring - I
my concerns to thisboard. It's
the perception of the public that '
counts. There's a huge discon-
nect between the building de
apartment and the county man- -.
ager and the commission. --- -
There shouldn't be any hide and
seek. There should be trans-
parency. We should know why
the former building officials i .
were let go and what's going
on."
Albritton said he would not
and could not discuss personnel
issues in public, i including the
reason someone was terminat-
ed.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
concluded by saying "That's
why we need to get a qualified
building official as soon as pos-
sible to decide if these are ag
buildings or not according to
codes." . N
Asked, later how the county .
could afford the $70,000 or -
more for salary and benefits,
Bryant said he didn't know but PHOTO BY CHELSEA HARRIS
he felt it was important enough Tina Caldwell on Wednesday morning, June 17, received her first place prize of a 50-
to let something else go. Inch television from the June 13 Hardee County Duck Race on Peace River sponsored
Albrition :said. "Having a by the local-American Cancer Society. From left are volunteer Ken Weis, Caldwell with
building official isn't going to the winning duck, and duck race coordinator Don Bissette. Some 14,000 small plastic
change the State Statutes or the ducks were released into the river several miles upstream from Pioneer Park in Zolfo
codes." Springs. The fundraising event raised $12,000, said Bissette.


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Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers


WHAT FATHERS DO
"Kids will always learn what you teach them - whether you
like it or not." A man I know and respect recently told me that. He
said that's why he and his wife always considered setting a good
example as one of their main goals in raising their children.
I agreq with him; it seems so obvious. However, since I am.a
woman who's never had children, my beliefs are based on obser-
vation, not practice. I have never been tested the way mothers or
fathers are from the first day they hold their baby in their arms.
So, I decided to ask a few dads whom I know to be genuine
good guys how they see themselves as fathers. While their back-
grounds and experiences vary quite a bit, I was moved to see how
seriously each of them took their responsibilities and how certain
concerns were repeated. One word that came up a lot was "bal-
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aging undue dependence. How much freedom to allow, and when
to allow it, as they grew up? And then, how to stand back and let
them be adults without attempting interference even when we
'know better?'"
Another grandfather, from the Midwest, said that it helped him
to recall his own experience growing up and his relationship with
his own dad. "My memory helped me to maintain a balance in my
response to my sons during their formative years," he said.
A father of two school-age youngsters said, "It's frightening to
discipline them: What's the right mixture of firmness and flexibil-
ity? You never, ever want to break their spirit, make them negative,
or take away their joy of living."
. Protecting and nurturing their children's spirits is obviously a
high priority with these men - as it should-be.
One dad told me about a simple incident that spoke volumes
about him and his daughter. The young family was on a tight bud-
get when they vacationed in Florida, so they made a point of eat-
ing at inexpensive restaurants. But on their final night, the mother
and father decided to splurge on a fancy restaurant. The couple's
8-year-old daughter was excited and dressed up for the occasion. It
was a perfect scene, with tikii lights on a terrace overlooking the
moonlight on the ocean and soft music playing in the background,"
according to the father. ,
While the,menu was expensive, the waiter offered to bring a
special child's meal. The couple's dinner arrived on fine china, but
the little girl's dinner was macaroni and cheese served in a promo-
tional cardboard box.
Her dad saw the instant disappointment on her face, and her
struggle not to show it. He called over the waiter and told him to
take away the kid's meal and to bring her dinner from the regular
menu.
"She beamed. She was so happy," her father continued. "She



For the week ended June 18, 2009
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,785,
compared to 6,696 last week, and 7,152 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Com-
pared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady
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$5. He works inside the store 10 hours a week and along economic and general interest
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wanted to be a lady so badly. It was as if she had grown two years
in front of my very eyes. And she was sweet and sensitive enough
to try not to let on to her mom and me;'she didn't want to bother
us. I was so proud of her. It was bittersweet, and I hope I never for-
get that evening."
Parents teach and give of themselves in so many ways. Their
words and actions, their beliefs and feelings create each new gen-
eration, one child at a time.
It seems to me that, at its best, the relationship between a
father and a mother and their children is nothing more or less than
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For a free copy of "OK, Dad, It's Up To You," write: The
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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, ..LC
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"d day of July, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 2'" day of June, 2009.
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Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, lIorida
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Rates and requirements for
use of the county Agri-Civic
Center were approved last
week.
After several revisions, the
Hardee County Commission
approved an amended Civic
Center User Policy during last
week's meeting. The new rates
became effective June 18.
Most government events will
have the $105 hourly fee
waived. This includes not only
commission and other elected
officials using the center, but all
three cities, 4-H, Health
Department, Teen Summit,
schools for testing and other
events for which there is no fee,
and the state - such as the
Department of Transportation
hearings.
School events with a fee,
such as the prom, and non-prof-
it organizations may have a fee
waiver to $70 per hour. The
Hardee Association for Retard-
ed Citizens annual dance, Flori-
da Hospital, the Cattlemen's
Association, Farm Bureau, etc.
will also have a reduced rate.
There is a block rate of $100
per day for usage of more than
one week, such as The Story of
Jesus, the Fair, etc.
Commercial events, such as
wrestling or boxing, and out-of-
county residents may pay $150
per hour.
The intent is to cover expens-
es. Union contracts require an
employee be pair fcr two hours
if they come out to turn utilities
on or off. Most often they do
this before and after an evening
affair, remaining to see that
everything is OK as the event
starts and ends.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
said when possible people
should use a smaller county
facility, such as the Health
Department conference room,
the County Extension confer-
ence room, or Pioneer Yark
buildings, which are less costly
to operate.
The Civic Center is mainly
for large events. Concentrated
use, standing room only at a
maximum of 1,475 people,
seating for up to 900 and stage
only events have different
requirements. A trained crowd
manager, often an off-duty offi-
cer at $30 per hour, is required
for each 250 people attending.
There are no alcoholic bever-
ages allowed on the premises.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
- heard a report from Com-
mission Chairman Dale John-


son on his trip to Tallahassee to
meet with state Department of
Transportation officials. He
learned that if Central Florida
Regional Planning Council, the
Florida's Heartland Rural Eco-
nomic Development Initiative
(FHREDI), or the counties
change their priorities it would
delay any work of any of them.
Johnson told this to FHREDI
representatives at its meeting
the next Monday and they de-
cided to stay with the U.S. 17
four-lane priority rather than
change to U.S. 80.
Another factor is whether a
project is shovel-ready. Should
more transportation economic
stimulus dollars be received,-a
project would have to be ready
to go. If any segment of right-
of-way is not secured. DOT
asked that the county encourage
landowners along the U.S. 17
corridor who planned to donate
land to do so now. Most of the
land donation is needed for
retention ponds, etc. as the old
railroad c6rridor-covers most of
the actual roadway.

- briefly discussed Wau-
chula's annexation of four acres
off Griffin Road. Part will be
used for a nature trail at the
Peace River Park and part for
the wastewater treatment plant
needs. The county has asked the
city to notify it before annexa-
tion comes up for public hear-
ing.
- agreed with the office of
community development that
the county was not in a position
to apply for up to $5 million
neighborhood stabilization
funds. Its requirement to pur-
chase and rehabilitate at least
100 foreclosed homes in a year
is more than that office could
handle. The state is applying for
a lump sum which may be allo-
cated to smaller counties for a
similar program.
Community development
also has received its State
Housing Initiative Program
$350,000 grant. This year it has
to be allocated to first-time
home buyers. The program has
been. expanded to include
households of 140 percent of
the county's median income of
$41,900. That means house-
holds with a single income of
$75,000 and two-person in-
come up to $150,000 could be
eligible for an $8,000 down
payment. Homeowners then
will be reimbursed on their next
tax return and would then have
to repay the county's $8,000.
This new program begins after
July 1.


Do Fire Assessments Need Review?


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fire assessments are expected
to raise nearly $2 million this
year.
County commissioners are
considering re-activating the
Fire Assessment Committee
which was formed in February
2008 and never activated.
At the next commission
meeting, on July 2, the commis-
sion will review those named to
the committee and find out if
they are still interested. At that
time, Commissioner Dale John-
son recommended Terry Atch-
ley and Jay Clark; Commis-
sioner Minor Bryant named
Don Chancey and Joe Wright;
and Commissioner Nick Tim-
merman named Sam Rawls and
Mike Manley. Commissioners
Gordon Norris and Bobby
Smith made no recommenda-
tions then.
Since that time, Atchley has
been elected to the commission
and Chancey has retired from
the Planning & Zoning Board.
Additional names may be sub-
mitted at the next meeting.
The committee is to look at
all options of the fire assess-
ment, which is assessed on
home, unimproved and im-
proved acreage, commercial,
industrial and warehouse, insti-
tutional and transient occupan-
cy, including hotel/motel and
camping.
At the time assessments were
set nearly two years ago, they
were estimated to take in about
$2.8 million, the Hardee


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focus.
-Mark Twain


area.
When ea fire call comes in,
even sometimes when a passer-
by reports a fire for which
there is a legal permit, Fire-
Rescue responds, unless they
know it is a legal burn, when it
will contact the owner to deter-
mine if it is within permit para-
meters.
Otherwise, the fire depart-
ment responds. If the fire is in
an area needing the specialized
equipment of DOF, it is called
and responds with the backhoes
and other equipment to fight a
fire in the woods/back pasture,
etc.
Joe L. Davis Sr. said the com-
mission needs to realize that
there is a depression/recession
going on. "You five commis-


County Fire-Rescue budget for
fire response only, based on the
percentages of use for the about
3,500 fire calls a year. This does
not include any emergency
medical-related calls.
A fire committee would not
meet to argue the merits of the
assessments, but to look for all
alternatives, such as some other
kind of revenue, decreasing the
size of the fire department or
some other solution, said
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson. Fire Chief Mike
Choate says it has to be people
willing to be educated on the
topic and who will look objec-
tively at it, not come into it with
their minds made up.
Choate explained aerial pho-
tos are used to determine what
was on the other side of a fire to
know if it is essential to keep it
from spreading to homes and
buildings. It can cost as much,
or more, to fight a fire in loca-
tions other than a residential
fire.
Resident Grady Johnson
wondered why the county pays
the state Division of Forestry
$28,000 a year and yet residents
get bills from DOF for its ser-
vices. It was explained that this
could be when a person has or
doesn't have a burn permit and
allows a fire to get out of hand.
The $28,000 is for maintaining
DOF availability.
Currently that department is
facing the same cut-backs other
state agencies are, and may
have only one person on duty
for the Manatee/DeSoto/Hardee


sioners heed to know and rec-
ognize that accordingly. We
need to tighten our belts, not
spend more money."
County attorney Ken Evers
reminded commissioners that
any change in the rates would
require an ordinance and one or
two public hearings. Any
change would also have to be
legally defensible, which is
why the Niebors and Gibbons
Governmental Service Group
had done a $50,000 study to'
legally justify how rates were
determined and assessed.
Grady Johnson alleged 1,800
residents left the county last
year just because of the high
fees, taxes and assessments and
the commission should consider
what people can afford.


2008 FIRE ASSESSMENT REVENUE
Units of Assessec
Measure Amounts
dential 8,921 units
at $136 each $ 1,213,2
nt Land 369,160 acres
at 49 cents each $ 180,8
mercial 2,118,896 sq. ft.
at 23 cents each $ 487,3
trial 737,737 sq. ft.
at 9 cents each $ 66,3
utional 165,127 sq. ft.
at 24 cents each $ 39,63
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BOWLING GREEN


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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. - 375-3353
Sunday School ..................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................8:00 a.m.
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Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship,.............. 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............I..1:00 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 ................. 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road - 773-9013
Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. .11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............6:Q0 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
S773-9019
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.-

Ni W BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship .... .........11.. :00a.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-MISION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
DomingosEscuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.,
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico................6:30 p.m.

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

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m.

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. - 494-5622
,Suqday Schoo ............... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1...1:00 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
MartinLuther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
English Service ..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
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.rn.
Youth Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East - 773-3447
Pastor - James'Bland
Sunday School ...............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00a.m.
EveningWorship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
. CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ........:................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN


807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. - 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .............10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............ .......... 11:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m..
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion .......................7:00 p.m.
Juevs Servicio ......... ....... 7:30 p.m.
Viemes Servicio .... ............ 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio ..............10:30 a.m.

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School ................0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..........6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship�.......:.6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship .......... ......10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ........ ......10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. - 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
. ......... ..................................10:00 a.m .
Wednesday Family Night Supper
...............................................5:00 p.m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
................................................5:45 p.m .'
Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.,
Prayer Meeting....................6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ..............6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh.....................6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
S ...............................................6:30 p.m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 - gr. 5).
........... ...... .... ....................6:45 p.m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Cata(yst
Praise Band.........................6:45 p.m
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blist...................:... ..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
THENAZARENE'
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 . . II 00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. YouthKMinistry Meeting/
Bible Study ..................6:00 pm.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ....p.7:00p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Aye. - 773-4267
Sunday School ..............9:45 a.m.
. Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
,Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night.... ......... ,..7:00 p.m.
Adult * Children & Youth , �
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecosta"
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...........................1... 0:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ..............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ..........7:00 p.m.

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


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road'
767-1010

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
- SPANISH
Sunday Service .... ....1.......0:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
. ......... 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH_
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service.................... 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 ................(...(lst & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Chrjstian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. - 773-6947
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening y,oship ....:.4 .:gt6:00 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
1I & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2' & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......... .......... 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road - East Main - 773-
5814
Sunday School . ................ .....: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/Ldarning ..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 r....'.'.........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 ................ 11:00 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 - 773-40S9
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p:m.
S(Spanish) .....7:30 p.m:
Sunday (Spanish) ............ :....7:00 a.m.
'(English) ................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish).:..........'.:.. 11:00 a.nit.
(Creole 1 . .. I 00 pm
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


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

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 - 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
.Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 - 773-0989
SSunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.,
W orship................................... 1 :00 a.m.
Evening.................. ..............1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .. .............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical .............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 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
1 863-735-8600
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.
M morning W orship .................'.....11 a.m .
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . . . .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 1.1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.- -
Mierecoles Merienda ........6:00 p.m.
Servicio..................................8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. - 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................5.....5:00 p.m.
Eteninng Worship .....:....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday4Prayer ..:........:7:00 p.m.





SSEEDS

THE
SOWER

:e;. 3c. D,

One day a man gave up his
eat on a bus to a lady. She
fainted.
On recovering, she thanked
him. He fainted!
Courtesy is a lost art. Too
many are suffering from a
hardening of the hearteries.
But to be courteous to all; to
help others; to hurt no one in
thought, word, or deed; this is
the constant duty of the godly.
You and I shall pass through
this world only one time. Any
courtesies we can show, and
good deeds we can do, let's do
it. We won't pass this way
again.
The Living Bible says, "Be
humble, thinking of others as
better than yourself."


'SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. - 773-9927
Sabbath School ................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1:00 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 ....:.......... 6:0P p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............:.7:00 p.m.


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Hwy. 66 East (863)735-0470
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June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Hardee


Moses & Lily Herrera will be celebrating 30 years togeth-
er.
Herreras Celebrate
30th Anniversary


Moses and Lily Herrera will
be celebrating their 30th wed-
ding anniversary on June 30.
The couple were married on
that day, a Saturday, in 1979.
The wedding ceremony was
held at St. Michael Catholic
Church in Wauchula. A recep-
tion followed the exchange of
vows.
The Herreras had five chil-
dren together: Sophia Peavy of
Wauchula, married to Eric


Peavy; Moses Herrera Jr. of
Bowling Green; Jessica Baker
of Blountsville, Ala., married to
Dusty Baker; Victoria Herrera
of Avon Park; and Isaac Herrera
of Bowling Green.
The couple also have two
grandchildren.
Moses and Lily Herrera still
reside in Hardee County.
They will be celebrating their
anniversary with their children.


COURTESY PHOTO
The couple on their wedding day in Wauchula in 1979.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

MEETING GOD
Many people think of making contact with God as a mountain
we must climb.
We are down in the valley in the midst of our sins and weak-
nesses and on Sunday morning, perhaps, we look up and see the
sun hitting the mountain. It shines with glory and .we worship God
from afar.
We believe that if we would give up this or that and start up
that rugged mountain, and if we could summon up enough courage
and self-sacrifice and endurance, we might one day pass the lower
levels, ascend the great perpendicular walls of rock and at last
come into the rarified air of the summit itself and, there, meet God.
We feel that we must ascend like Moses and come back down
with shiny faces from our great supernatural interview and serve
others with renewed strength.
It's not that way at all!
The great news of the Gospel is not that we must go up, but
that God in Christ has come down! Jesus is available right where
you are today -just as you are!
There are mountains to climb, of course, but they are ascend-
ed with Him, in His strength and wisdom. We need never climb
alone!


COURTESY PHOTO
With a constant eye on its mission to extend the healing
ministry of Christ," lorida Hospital recently inducted 82
new Spiritual Ambassadors, who will minister to the spir-
itual needs of patients, staff and visitors. "This is a calling
to reach out, touch hearts and heal lives for those who
enter our sanctuaries of healing," said CEO/President
Tim Cook. Here, Florida Hospital Lake Placid
Administrator Warred Santander congratulates Home
Health Services marketing coordinator Courtney
Nickerson as she accepts the challenge to provide sup-
port to others.


Kelli Hall
Graduates
From UF
Kelli Hall graduated on May
2 from the University of
Florida's College of Health &
Human Performance.
Hall earned a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in health education
and behavior, and was accepted
into the accelerated nursing
program at the university,
where she started classes on
May 11. She will graduate with
a bachelor of science degree in
nursing in August of 2010.
Hall plans to continue her
education at the University of
Florida, ultimately graduating
with a doctorate degree as a
nurse practitioner.
The daughter of Dave and
Beverly Hall of Lakeland, she is
a 2005 graduate of Bartow High
School.
She is the granddaughter of
Faye Hanusch of Bowling
Green and Earline Hall of Zolfo
Springs.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Heather & Wade Scheel
Heather & Wade Scheel
To Renew Wedding Vows
Heather and Wade Scheel, of the couple were unable to have
Beaufort, S.C., will renew their a wedding because of the
marriage vows to one another in groom's military service and
a public ceremony and celebra- deployment.
tion this Saturday afternoon at Now, they will exchange
Torrey Oaks in Bowling Green. vows in a ceremony commenc-
The bride, the former Heather ing at 5 o'clock. Music will
Kilpatrick, is the daughter of begin at 4:30 p.m.
Donald and Kathy Kilpatrick of Following the ceremony, a
Bowling Green. The groom is reception will also be held at
the son of John and Barbara Torrey Oaks.
Scheel of Ona. Friends and relatives of the
The groom is a staff sergeant couple are invited to share in
with the U.S. Marine Corps, this public profession of their
and has just returned from Iraq. love and commitment.
At the time of their marriage,
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all com-
pact." "' "'"
-William Shakespeare


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GET BIG!


FLYING HIGH


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Gina Neuhofer spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club about Big Brothers Big Sisters, an
adult mentor program to help children on May 6. She said mentors are needed for
Hardee High School students. The program teaches kids to make "decisions to win" by
good choices. Students get a half-credit toward graduation. There are 16 short ses-
sions during the school year when mentor and student visit to help kids improve self-
esteem. "Mentors are positive role models who can spend time with a child one on
one." Pictured (from left) are David Beumel, Joe Jones, Nellie Garcia, Neuhofer and
Hardee High School Principal Mike Wilkinson.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Roger Freeman of Harvest Aviation spoke to the Hardee County Rotary Club on
Wednesday, June 17, at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. Harvest Aviation was started sev-
eral years ago by a group of pilots who wanted to fly missionary supplies. It is based
at the Wauchula airport and is a non-profit organization. About once a month, 600 to
800 po6nds of supplies are flown to missionaries in Belize, a South American country
of 279,457 people that has an unemployment rate of 13 percent and a 33 percent
poverty rate. Harvest Aviation has aircraft mechanics who work on various missionary
airplanes at no charge for labor. It also works with youth groups for aviation learning,
summer camps and Christian-based training. Pictured (from left) are Jim Lewis of
Harvest Aviation, Joe Jones, Sue Birge, Ed Mueller and Freeman.


PANTHER PARTNERS


J COURTESY PHOTO
The Heartland Workforce and South Florida Community College's Panther Youth Partners program held its end-of-
the-year banquet June 19. Seventeen seniors from Hardee, Highlands and DeSoto high schools graduated from the
Panther Youth Partners Class of 2009. Seniors received plaques for their dedication to the program during a lun-
cheon at the Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park. They will all be going on to post-secondary education or will serve in the
military. Panther Youth Partners is a year-round program that helps students ages 15-18 take an active role in prepar-
ing for life as working adults. Students research potential careers, develop job readiness skills, set life goals, par-
ticipate in academic tutoring and mentoring activities, prepare a resume, and job shadow business people.


Greetings from Fort Green!
, Last week's paper came out
on my brother's birthday, and
this one is out on my brother-in-
law, Todd Silverman's birthday.
Happy birthday!
I sure hope all of you dads
had a good Father's Day. My
older brother died on a Father's
Day and my dad was buried on
one, so for the longest time I did
not feel like celebrating
Father's Day.
In a town as small as
Wauchula, you would not think
there were two people the same
name, but there are two people
named Kenneth Thompson. The
one who lives in Fort Green is
known as Slick. Our communi-
ty was saddened to learn of the
death of his mother, Peggy
Thompson. She passed away
June 5 in Benton, Tenn. To
make matters, worse, .his Dad
has a 3x4 mass on his lungs.
Please pray for him as they are
doing more tests to determine if
it is benign or malignant. With
Prayer, the outcome can be bet-
ter. Please pray for Chris and
Slick in their time of sorrow.
Jimmy Sasser still has his
oral surgery to look forward to!
His mother, Beth, had a tumor
removed from her back last
week, so Jimmy's was put off
until this week. Frank Skinner
and Betty Walker are under the
weather. Please remember to
pray for all these.
Tisha Crews. and son Garrett
were at church last Sunday. As I
passed Betty Abbott's 'home,
the cars were filling her drive-
way, etc. She had all her family
for Sunday dinner!
. There are a lot of tired ladies
and men at Fort Green Baptist.
Bible School has come and
gone and, while it is a lot of
work, it is fulfilling work. We
had an average of 90 each night.
The suppers were delicious and,
while "not a five-course meal,
they were Jnuch more than a
"light' supper.
The junior high youth are
going are a trip to Orlando.
They will tisit the Holy Land
first and then spend on day at
Universal. They are excited and
looking forward to the trip.
Lynda and Charles Abbott
returned from another short trip


to Blairsville. Lynda said it is so
nice to sit on the porch at night
and watch the lightning bugs.
She said she just reminisced
about when young they would
catch the bugs, rub them on
their clothes and then the
clothes would glow. They also
put them in a glass jar and
couldn't wait to turn off the
light so you could see how
much light they offered. Lots of
kids are missing out on the
good things us older folks
enjoyed.
Mary Bargeron was in the
Bartow hospital for a few days
last week. She and Earl had
come to Lakeland to'visit with
Sherman on the day of his
surgery and went on to her doc-
tor's appointment. The doctor
immediately put her in the hos-
pital. There was a problem reg-
ulating her heartbeat with new
medicine. She is home now, but
is still having different tests
performed. Sherman spent one
night in Lakeland Regional.
When I got there Thursday
morning, the breakfast was
sorry, the supper lousy and
nothing about being in the hos-
pital good. Praise the Lord; he
got to come home Thursday
afternoon. He is restricted from
driving for five days and still
not feeling good, but the foqd is
better! Please continue to pray
for Sherman and Mary.
Some people will protest any-
thing. The President killed a fly
and made national news!. What
is this world coming to? Next
thing we know they will be
protesting when we kill a mos-
quito. It's for sure these people
don't live in the South.
David Godwin celebrated his
13th birthday last week. Amy
now has three teenage boys at
home! That is a handful or a
houseful! Her boys are well-
mannered and most all of the
time at church.
Tim and Barbara Casey cele-
brated their 30th anniversary
June 22. Happy anniversary. In
this day and age that is an
accomplishment. Several in our
church celebrated 50 years.
This is a gift from God that they
live long enough to celebrate,
Please pray for the sick and
our nation.


A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you
and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-
nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

Zolfo Springs Elemertary PTO Committee Would Like To

THANK
The Following Bpusinesses For Their WONDERFUL Donations.


Mosaic - Howie Stoughton
CVS
CF'
PRECO - Mark Sellers
English/Alan Jay
Sweetbay
Hearn's Auto Detailing
Wendy's
Coopers
Java Cafe
Royal's
Jellybeans
Robarts Funeral Home
Zolfo Springs Commissioner
Juan Otero
Wauchula Barber Shop
Winn Dixie
Jean Kelly
Barb Wright
Sheriff's Posse
ROTC


Mrs.Sharon Ussery
Pizza Hut
Fields Equipment - Mr. Dennis
Wauchula State Bank
Toccoriendo - Olga
Hardee Signs Plus T's
Stitch N Sign
Subway
Cat's On Main
Andy Thomas Lawn Care
Acapulco Cafe
Cantu Apiaries
Mrs. Fran
Mrs. Becky Proctor
The Barker Shop
Burger King - Lucy
Kasey Helms
Martha DeLaTorre
Key Club
Jr. Miss Kaylee Mancillas
Paul's Kitchen


And ALL other volunteers & EVERYONE who came
out to support our school.
You made our carnival a blast.
Thanks again Zolfo Springs PTO Committee. 0


1st AnnualIummer Clearance 5ale



Old Fine Candle Company

Formally known as 5imply primitive Candles & Such


5aturcdag - June 27 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m


Located At

537 Boyd Cowart Rd. - Wauchula
Call for directions - 773-2140
www.oldpinecandlecompany.com
Owner/Manufacturer - Tammy Farrer


Our name has changed, but our cjualit.y NEVER will!

bring this ad with you and save 15% off total purchase of $10.00 or more!

FRK.F- GIFT BAG for the first 2z customers with purchase! j


HRanah I4oSc BDenefit

irst Amnual Golf Towmament

Torrey Oaks Golf Course

Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 8 am

4 Person 18-Hole

Scramble
$50 per person (lunch included)

Sponsored by Mosiic-


Sign up at:
Torrey Oaks: 9 am - 5 pm
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries
Phone 773-5717
113 N. 7th Ave. *Wauchula * 9 am - 4 pm
Or call after hours 863-448-7119


Mulligan Ticket
Grand Prize
Auction -


If you would like to be a sponsor:
please call Lorraihue at 863- 773-571 7..
for information.


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3rd Place Prize - $50






June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 5B


CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY


OU Date June 20119

,, . Sunrise Community $F 10.800
.Ten-ThoLsand Eight-Hundred Dollars Dollars

Mem, refurbish group homes
13000000000o (000000000 1201
COURTESY PHOTO
Representatives of Sunrise Community recently received a $10,800 check from
Operation Round Up, a charitable foundation of the Peace River Electric Cooperative.
Sunrise, which serves Hardee, Highlands, Polk and Volusia counties, gives people with
disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in
the community. This check will be used to update and improve two group homes in
Hardee County. Operation Round Up is a program made possible by the generosity
and. compassion of PRECo's members, who allow their monthly energy bills to be
rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra cash going to charities.

CANDIDATE SPEAKS


t 'Z


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Ben Albritton, chairman of the Florida Citrus Commission and a candidate'Tor the
Florida House of Representatives, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday,
iMay 13, at the Java Cafe. The Republican said his campaign will center on family val-
pes, education, and protecting small- and medium-sized businesses. State Rep. Baxter
iroutman cannot run in 2010 due to the term limits of eight years. Club member Lavon
Cobb won the Queens of Hearts drawing for the third time. His jackpots, in order, have
Ieen $500, $800 and $1,500. Shown (from left) are club President Juan DelaTorre,
Albritton, Nellie Garcia and Cobb. Albritton lives in Wauchula and is co-owner of
Albritton Grove Service.



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HOT SUMMER SALE
Any Used Car Tire Under 20"
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Any Used Light Truck Tire
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COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula resident Jerry Effner sang several songs and gave his Christian testimony on
Tuesday, June 2, to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the Panda Restaurant. He said an
addiction to alcohol caused a lot of problems, including prison time, earlier in his life.
Shown (from left) are Dr. Mike McCoy, Sam Fite, Effner and Jim Kelly.

YOUR BUSINESS COULD
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Christmas In July
* Trees * Gift Bags * Ornaments * Stockings
* Cookie Tins * Wrapping Paper * Much More
Hardee Help Center Thrift Store
S 123 N. 7th Ave. (across from Faith Presbyterian Church)
Non-profit outreach of Hardee County Ministerial
Association ALL income from Thrift Store stays in Hardee
County to HELP Hardee County residents.
Donations always Store Hours: 9:30 - 5:30 Mon. - Fri.
welcome Open the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10-2 . .
(during store hours, please!) "


I've lost my priceless friend & buddy!

1 year old redish/yellow lab mix,
spayed female, 55 lbs., short-medium hair
in the. area between
7 mile point to East Main Street.

If you have any information, please call
Dr. Ross Hendry at
(863) 202-6093 or 773-6783



Mattress Sale


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The


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BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
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School Crossing Guard Wanted
Part Time - $10.00 Hour
The Hardee County Sheriff's office. is taking applications
for part time school crossing guards. No experience ne-
cessary. Must be 18 or older, possess a valid Florida driv-
ers license, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug
test and work shifts. You must have never been convict-
ed of a felony or a misdemeanor and pass a background
investigation.
. Applications may be obtained and returned at the sheriffs
office, /.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 *Evening (863)773-4774
www.Yimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr, Broker * James V. See, Sr., Broker
UNDER CONTRACT! 2 Bed- 3.19� acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
room/2 Bath triple wide. of room for several businesses.
Could be made into 4 bed- Potential income already in
room. 10 acres. In ground place. Hwy 17"afcross from
pool. Country setting. Well Walmart. $1,200,000
maintained. $185,000 "
S1� acre. Great place for your
Stunning newly built 3 BR, 2 new home! Close to. schools,
BA house with study. Up- shopping and hospital in Wau-
grades galoie! Close to chula. Paved, road frontage.
schools. 2 car garage. Call and Deed restrictions. Zoned FR.
ask about the bonus offered by Lot size 130 X 305'. $38,500
the' builder! REDUCED ----.
the builder! EDUCED 2.24� acres zoned C-2 with
frontage on Hwy 17, Stenstrom
Waterfront roert 2 & HIoltsclaw. Can be divided.
BA mobile home in Bu/t Sup
WAtront proper! in Bnta Super site for commercial
Gorda. Located on aPdeep operation. Priced at $220,000.
water canal that leads into REDUCED! 3.36� acres with 4
Charlotte Harbor. Buyer con- BR/2 BA home. This 2,800� sf
cessions possible. REDUCED home is extremely energy effi-
to $150,000! client. Plenty of room for a gar.-
den or other outdoor uses.
Great Investment Opportun- Within walking distance to
ity! 25.67 acres with 2-homes! shopping and schools. Value
$399,000. priced at $265,000.
3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2 Custom built 3 BR/2 BA home
acres. Stocked pond. This on #7 fairway of Torrey Oaks
property is zoned for up to 3 Golf Course., 2 car garage.
homes! $179,900. Great upgrades throughout
- home. Irrigated lawn. $250,000
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias & Call and make an appointment
Hamlin. Double wide mobile to see this home today!
home. Fruit proceeds included .
(subject to FOM contract). 85� acres of improved pasture.
Located in NE Hardee County. Hwy 17 frontage. $6,000 per
$427,500 acre.

]sJ Realtor Associates E2
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396


L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
7&1-0384. 9:4tfc


2007 ECLIPSE, $16,000. 375-
2966. 6:25p
1989 JEEP COMANCHE, 4.0
engine rebuilt, $1,800 cash. 375-
2966. 6:25


ROOMS TO GO girls bedroom
outfit for sale. Nightstand, double
dresser with mirror, twin poster
bed and bed rails. Twin pillow top
mattress & box springs included.
Call 781-0386. 6:25p


NEW CABINETS limited amount,
below wholesale. Call Bob
Claman 245-6954. 6:25p


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.
6:18-7:9p


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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
EINOESE RVICE Phone (863) 781-9720 Ci
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Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
'Hiring Immediately
LPNs - valid FL license, CPR cert.,
exp. in ob/gyn - Avon Park & Frostproof Center
exp. in pediatric - Avon Park Center
Front Desk Receptionist- Avon Park & Dundee Centers
- with hospital or medical office experience in patient reg-
istration & insurance.
Quality Improvement/Risk Manager Asst. - RN - valid
FL license. Ability to collect and analyze quality improve.
data. Knowledge of Joint Commission, and OSHA,
Computer literate. Travel within service area (Highlands,
Hardee, Polk).
Accountant - BS Degree in accounting, exp. in health care,
computer' literate with automated accounting software &
spreadsheets.
Laboratory Supervisor,- BS Degree -preferred, valid FL
Lab Technologist or Technician license, supervisory exp.
Comp. salary, benefits. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A
West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, Fax # (863)452-3011, email
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RealtOr
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net
John D Freeman

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


3BR 2BA CB home with central air/heat - located 2
miles west of Wauchula on Polk Road - Great location
and just minutes from most schools, churches, and
shopping. One +- acres of beautifully landscaped yard
and 5+- of fenced Improved pasture. Many renovations
and updates completed since 2004. Home has 2304+-
sq ft of living area and 2752 sq ft under roof - two wells
(1 for home and 1 for irrigation) wood laminate floors
and carpet - enclosed barn and storage - many other
extras - well maintained - Must See to fully appreciate.
Reduced to $250,000.00
30 acres Ft. Green area - close to Hardee Lakes - a good place to
build - close to flowing creek - country living at its best for the spe-
cial price of $7,500.00/acre.
3BR one bath CB home in Wauchula - Good location just one
block off US 17. Central air/heat - easy, inexpensive living -Take a
look today. Now Reduced to $95,000.00
Sunset Park 3BR home in very good condition - Central air/heat -
economy home for those who want their payments less than rent.
$89,000.00 ________
Bowling Green - 2BR home - Inexpensive -.City Water & Sewer.
$45,000.00
3BR 2BA CB, Home built in 2006 on a corner lot - within the city
limits of Zolfo Springs .- Elementary School - Banking - Dining
and grocery Shopping. All For $89,900.00


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
"I Our listings are on the Internet. " '
Anyone with a computer can lJ
access them anytime! , o,,pOR.,I
Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealtynet
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


After hours
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Ton
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Ste\
Jessie Sambrano (863) 2


y Flores (863) 781-0744
ve Lanier (863) 559-9392
245-6891
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BY OWNER -2006 MFH, 2,100 sq.
ft., 5 acres, 5BR/3BA, all major
appliances, great condition.
Sacrifice $165,000 negotiable. By
appointment. 941-923-7888 leave
message. 6:25-7:23p
HOUSE, BARN, 10 acres, in west-
ern Hardee County, quick sale,
$150,000. 941 -730-1152.
6:25-7:23p
Trees are the earth's endless
effort to speak to the listening
heaven.,


15 COWS BRED with black bran-
gus, $12,000 or $850 each., Cell
941-321-9200. 5:21-6:25p


LOST - RED DOG, medium size,
tattered nylon collar, on Hwy. 64 E
near the Melon Barn and Charlie
Creek Mobile Home Park. Lost
June 18. Call 773-3682 or 773-
9319. 6:25p


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HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
Full Time $22,36000
The Hardee County Sheriff's ,Office is taking
applications for full time Telecommunication
Specialists. You must be at least 19 years of age,
have a high school diploma or equivalent, never
been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor,
be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test
and work shifts. Applications may be obtained
and returned at the Sheriff's Office, 900 E.
Summit St., Wauchula, FL. If other arrange,
ments are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext.
211. EOE / cl6:25,7:2c


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June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


U-PICK PEAS - New crop of
conchs. Black-Eyes also avail-
able. $15/Bushel. 2949 Center Hill
d., off Hwy. 62, 4.5 miles west of
US 17. 8 am - 7 pm everyday. 863-
325-4876 or 407-516-1983. 6:25p
MANICURE TABLE & all supplies.
375-2966. 6:25p
RASCAL 318 SCOOTER chair, 4
wheels, paid $5,000. Like new
condition asking $1,500. 941-201-
9033. 6:25p
CONCRETE BLOCKS - Approx.
100. Call Mary at 773-2159 or
leave message. 6:25p
NEW CABINETS limited amount,
below wholesale. Call Bob
Claman 245-6954. 6:25p


4 DODGE FACTORY wheels with
psed tires, $100 0BO. 781-0267.
6:18-25p
FORD TRACTOR - 1974, 4000-D;
1997 F250, 4x4, auto; gooseneck
trailer. 863-773-9769. 6:18-25p


14x40 PARK MODEL with applil-
ances and AC, as Is, you move,
$5,000 OBO. 954-560-6351. 6:25p


FREE - Beautiful kittens. 863-832-
3589. 6:25-7:2p


GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

* ip in
. ... .on ...t .. ....., - h:, Qe ,y.. ning.-


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490 l,8:2tc


Zolfo Springs
Mobile: (941) 456-6507


FOR SALE
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




rTHE 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
.- Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider eA4sc-.


Classifieds


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-
tle 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-
tion. tfc-dh
FREE - Bulldog puppies, Will go
fast! 773-5052. 6:25nc
RABBITS - SEVERAL TYPES and
sizes. 832-0533. 6:18-25p
FREE TO A GOOD HOME -
Lab/Cur mix, 9 weeks, 2 males, 1
female. 863-735-2943 Betty/Gene.
6:18-25p


FREE PUPPIES! Cur and Lab mix,
6 male, 4 female, 7 weeks old.
Call 781-0670 leave message if
no answer. 6:25-7:2p
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate,, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


U-PICK PEAS - . New crop of
conchs. Black-Eyes also avail-
able. $1 5/Bushel. 2949 Center Hill
d., off Hwy. 62, 4.5 miles west of
US 17.8 am - 7 pm everyday. 863-
325-4876 or 407-516-1983. 6:25p


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
3.8 ACRES IN the country, 64
west. 863-781-4187 leave mes-
sage. 5:28-6:25p


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
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. .16:1s.8sc




Hardee Car Company
Buy Here - Pay Here_





i $500 OFF
I any Vehicle with Coupon
SMust Bring coupon

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


Wauchula
(across from
Frst National
Bank)
773-6667


Billy Mill, - owner


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


Ruby


5 ACRES - fenced, cleared,'
front/wooded back creek, pond.
Zolfo, GIIHard Farm Rd. 863-445-
0995 leave message. 6;11-7:8p
HAR-EE 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


TWO BEDROOM apartment, $550
plus $400 deposit, central air.
832-1984. 6:25-7:2p
3BR/1BA MH 'out in country.
Ready to move in. $775 plus
security. 735-1339 or 781-7915.
6:25p
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.
6:25-7:23p
2BR/1 BA SFH, large fenced yard,
in city, $650, first, last and securi-
ty. 863-491-8110. 6:18-7:16p


1BR APARTMENT in BG, $150
weekly,' $300 deposit, lights'
Included. 863-224-4702. 6!25p
3/2 MOBILE HOME on 1/3 acre,
Smithbullt shed, newly remod-
eled, Downing Circle, Wapchula,
$800/month, first and last
deposit. 863-245-1066. 6:25p
3BR/2BA DW MH, $700 month
plus security. 863-773-1122.
6:25p
306 NORTH 10th Ave., 2BR apart-
ment. 863-375-4467 for details.
6:25p
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No.
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1 BA, $550
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
6:25-7:2c
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
2BR/1BTH MH, 1017 Sparrow
Road, located In Charlie Creek
MHP. $475 monthly, first, last &
security deposit. Call 735-0010
for information. .; 6:25p
HOUSES FOR RENT. 773-6667.
6:25c


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.



Tfi CountyApplinee Repir
214 E. Orange St. - Waeuhula
(across from Klassix)

s...,Ni Todd Redding,
6I 3 -7 680Jessica Montero
I - 1And Donavan
- Tollison, Co-
Owner. Not pic-
' tured: Scott
_" . ' . �Rayburnhand
S Conli Funies,
Co-Owner

* All New Appliances have Manufacturers Warranty
* Service ALL Brands of Appliances
* $60.00 for 30 min of Service Come
Parts Additional ( And See
* Parts for ALL Makes!! shwoo ,'
Appliances available in all price ranges e




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


L AMBER T
REALTY INC. T
402 South 61h Avenue
Wauchula. FL 33873
Nice lot with small house and good pole barn;
road frontage on Hwy 64. $45,000
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
Lonely home ip 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 30x!8 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. 12,20
metal storage. $125,000
OWNERS SAY SELL THIS HOUSE! 2005.
24x44. DA/ mobile home. peaceful location,
Smithbuill shed has electricity and 12\16
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 NLIST
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.


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

2B/lBth, completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000
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 I 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; %er) 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 Highwa) 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 JACKSONI Make plans to relax at the BANYAN BAY CLUBc all
lakefront efficiencies, fully furnished, gated community; apartments available for your summer
retreat or long term rentals! Call 863-382-8836


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


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HELP WANTED
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

WASTE WATER COLLECTION & WATER DISTRIBUTION
Must possess .State Certified Class C Water and Wastewater license and Florida CDL
(Class B) license. Must be in good physical health and capable of manual labor, lifting,
walking, etc., required. Must be capable 6f understanding oral and written instruction.
Will not be restricted to any one job in the same classification. Pay depending on expe-
rience. Drug test is required. Veterans 'or spouses of veterans welcome. Equal
Opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted at City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, or
RO . Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida 33834
Position will remain open until filled
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8B The Herald-Advocate, June 25, 2009


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. '
173-6448. 3:27tfc


* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1 BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habia espanol.
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ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex; handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make sych a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or * guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh



Genuine Orthopedic
Foam encased sides
Waverly -
Was $594 now $297
Pegasus -
Was $695 now $397
Westmorland -
Was $1199 now $597
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North * Sebring
SFlorida
Across from Home Depot s
863-382-0600


OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc
MODERN LARGE DUPLEX In
Bowling Green;, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit. Must seel $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc


BEAT THE BAD economy from
home. Free sign up and website
www.isxperia.com/betterhealth,
or Lee,863-221-6288. 6:25-7:23p


WILL CLEAN HOUSES and give
care to patient. 773-6539. 6:25p
BEST VACATION DEALS - I'll help
you find a vacation to fit your bud-
get! 863-375-DEAL (3325). 6:25p
BUSH HOGGING, disking, rotar
tiller, bucket and graple work.
863-781-0962. 6:11-7:9p
ROCKY'S LAWN SERVICE. Free
estimate. 773-0288. 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


DIVORCE

BANKRUPTCY



863-314-0846
(non-lawyer)
cl5:28tfc


BWING GRENQua LD
&U A U O R P I


/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engin
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmiss


Licensed and Insured


"TNo job's too big.


sions
Reg.#MV-40625

I


5101 N. Hwy 17 * Bowling Green

Mike Adcox 375-4461 Carl Kelly
Manager ASE Certified Mechanic




HOUSE FOR RENT


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Home for Rent, Lease to
Own, Or Owner Finance
483 Circle Drive,
4 bedroom, 1 bath
If interested, call Richard at
(863) 255-3330 c 6:25c


DO YOU NEED A WEBSITI'
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
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
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
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10'Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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SATURDAY - 8 am ' family yard
sale, 1350 SR64E, across from
SKP Park, Zolfo Springs. Lots of
everything! 6:25p
STORE WIDE SALE - 10% off'
everything. Friday and Saturday.
Aluminum pans for an awning.
767-8822. 6:25c
829 BOSTICK ROAD, Bowling
Green, 8-12. Lots of misc. 6:25p


10 Acres or more

for long term lease.

Please call 863-529-4206
cl6:25,7:2p



Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK * SE HABLA ESPAROL
Buy Herel , i o . . O. l nter....
Pay Herel R .. |

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24 HNgN
T.N.D. Plumbing & Septic, Inc
Residential and Commercial


Hardee and Highlands
County
Licensed & Insured
Heath Townsend Ivan Eures
L (863)443-0673 (863)773-1141 i
License #CFC1427099cI:6:25p





* PuroClean
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Property Restoration
We Clean
* Water Damage ,-_.. il6
* Fire Damage s' ==
* Clean Up Mold
* Biohazard Clean Up
We work with all homeowners
insurance companies



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a S aEls
SATURDAY - 8-?, 1289 Kdlly
Court, Wauchula, behind Tropi-
cana Motek Lots of name brand
kids and junior clothes, furniture.
6:25p
SATURDAY - 8-, 1060 Knollwood
Circle, Wauchula. Bikes - moun-
tain and BMX, clothes, ladies,
boys, babys, etc. ,6:25p
SATURDAY - 8-?, 928 3rd St.,
Zolfo (across from Pioneer Park)
clothes, toys, computer desk, lots
more. 6:25dh
ESTATE SALE - Everything must,
go. Saturday, June 27, 10 am - 2
pm, New queen bed, dining table,
w/6 chairs, rocker recliner. 896
Fish branch Road, Zolfo. 941-380-
1992. 6:25c
SATURDAY - 7 am til ? Corner of
Bluelay & Hwy. 64. 6:25p


Bright
Beginnings
.0
Painting
Experienced &
Licensed Painters
Residential &
Commercial
ALSO
Repaints and
Pressure Washing

FREE ESTIMATES
With God All
Things Are
Possible
Matthew 19:26

(863) 781-4001
M cl6:11-7:2c M I I


YEadSas
1315 BLUE JAY RD. Charlie
Creek, 8-2 p.m., Saturday. 6:25p
MULTI-FAMILY - Friday/Saturday,
7:30-??, 2110 Eagle Dr., Wau-
chula, off Heard Bridge. 6:25p
SATURDAY - 8-1, 613 W..Main,
Wauchula. Glassware, knick-
knacks, furniture, etc. 6:25p
SATURDAY - 8-3, multi-family,
2676 Chancey' Rd., BG off 62.
Tools, Commercial Gravely,
equipment, clothes, lots more.
6:25p
BIG YARD SALE for Maxwell
Family, Fri., Sat. & Sun. located
on Ratliff Road. 6:25p .


DeSoto County




* EASY FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com g
1-941-778-7980/7565 1




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


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service


Car Wash and Wax
Carpet and Seat Cleaning
Buff Compounding
Headliners Replaced
Vinyl Top
Motor Cleaning,
Hwy. 17& S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs cs6:s


(863) 735-1495


A & C Lawn Corvieo

Complete Lawn,
Maintenance 4

Aaron 863-781-2813
Christg 863-781-6739 ,





Best deals on wheels!


$26.00 and up New res


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


FREE

MOUNT &
BALANCE


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


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Topsy See
Doublewide mobile home nestled under flowing oaks and sits on app.
5 acres beautifully landscaped with stocked pond. You really have to see the
beauty here to believe it. $139,000.
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $105,000. Popash Rd.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $36,000
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.
SBeaut udlJp k Isf(i onLar Owner
2BR 1/ n r ue HI halfway
bTopsy See, Broker

Elva Whidden, Associate
I cl6;?5c 2634 E. Main Street * Wauchula, FL 33873
77-599


FOR SALE
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 I storage / work-
shop area, central A/C unit. $ 25,900.00.
For more information contact:
Sam Fite, Collections Officer
sfite@fnbwauchula.com or
863-773-4136 c16:18,25c


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June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9B


Saunders, Bennett Win Sertoma Boys Golf Awarded
Boys Golf Awarded


By JOAN SEAMAN play in this event.


Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee golfers continue to do
well in the summer Sertoma
Junior Tpur.
In last week's second stop on
the toi, at The Country Club of
Sebring, Lincoln Saunders and
Will Bennett won their respec-
tive divisions.
In fact, Hardee golfers placed
one-two in'the 15-16 boys divi-
sion. Saunders came around the
18-hole course in 78 strokes but
teammate Taylor Bartow was
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY

CASE NO. 2009-CA-000055
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as
Trustee for Option One Mortgage
Loan Trust 2006-1
Asset-1ackedCertficates, Series
2006-1,

Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Johnny R. Goodwin and Linda
Goodwin, Husband and Wife;
american Home Mortgage
Servicing, Inc., as Successor in
Interest to Option One Mortgage
Corporation; Mercedes-Benz
Credit Corporation
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 17, 2009, entered In Civil
Case No. 2009-CA-000055 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein Wells Fargo
Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Option
One Mortgage Loan Trust 20d6-1
Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2006-1, Plaintiff and Johnny R.
Goodwin and Linda Goodwin,
Husband and Wife are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, ON THE
FRONT STEPS OF HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00
A.M. on July 8, 2009 the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 5,6 AND 7 OF BLOCK 32 OF
THE ORIGINAL SURVEY OF THE
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN,
HARDEE COUTNY, FLORIDA, AS
PER PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 3-29.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE. SURPLUS
FORM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMDATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
TO SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771 ,
IF YOU VOICE IMPAIRED'CALL: 1-
800-955-8770

DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
this 17th day of June, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida

By: E. Murphy
Deputy Clerk

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 NORTH DALE MABRY
HWY, SUITE 112
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33618


6:25-7:9c


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 Fl 33873
Current Address:
SUnknown

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, PA.,
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

By: Connie Coker


Deputy


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FL
IN AND FOR HARDEE Cl

CASE NO. 2009-CA-OC
Deutsche Bank National T
Company as Trustee under
Pooling and Servicing Agi
dated as of February 1, 20
GSAMP Trust 2007- FM2,

Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Mary Isabele Ramirez; Hai
County, Florida; Unknown
In Possession #1; If living
all Unknown Parties claim
through, under and against
above named Defendant(s
are known to be dead or a
whether said Unknown Pa
may claim an Interest as S
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees
Other Claimants
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV
suant to an Order o
Judgment of Foreclosur
June 17, 2009, entered
Case No. 2009-CA-000115
Circuit Court of the 10th
Circuit in and for Hardee
Florida, wherein Deutsch
National Trust Compa
Trustee under the Pooli
Servicing Agreement date
February 1, 2007, GSAM
2007-FM2, Plaintiff and
Isabele Ramirez are defend
I will sell to the highest a
bidder for cash, ON THE
STEPS OF HARDEE C
COURTHOUSE, IN WAU
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
2009 the following' de
property as set forth in sa
Judgment, to- wit:

THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOTS
2, OF BLOCK "C" OF A.Y.
SUBDIVISION, ACCORD
TH PT-T-BEOF, REC

THERe fSBLd�" RECORD
HARDEE COUNTY, FL
ALSO IN PLAT BAR A-57,
PUBLIC RECORDS. O
OFFICE OF THE CLEI
COURT OF HARDEE C
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMII
INTEREST IN THE SU
FORM THE SALE, IF ANY,
THAN THE PROPERTY C
AS OF THE DATE OF T
PENDENS MUST FILE A
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
DISABILITY WHO .NEED
ACCOMMODATION IN OR
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRI
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
COST TO YOU, TO THE
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS
PLEASE CONTACT
County Courthouse, 417
Main Street, Wauchula, Fl
WITHIN 2 WORKING DA
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS I
TO SALE: IF YOU ARE HI
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-95
IF YOU VOICE IMPAIRED C
800-955-8770

DATED at Wauchula,
this 17th day of June, 200i
B. Hugh
Clerk of the Circu
Hardee County,

By: E.
Deputy

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLF
10004 NORTH DALE MABR
HWY, SUITE 112
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33618
09-128543


IN THE CIRCUIT COURL
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 pei
the Circuit Court for
County, Florida, Probate
Case Number 25-2009-CP-
the address of which is
1749,417 West Main Stree
214, Wauchula, FL 338
names and addresses of
sonal representatives and
sonal representatives'
: 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 claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of th'e dece-
dent and other. persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.


ty Clerk ALL CLAIMS NOT SC
WITHIN THE TIME PERIK
6:18.25c FORTH IN SECTION 733.
STHE FLORIDA PROBATE
TENTH WILL BE FOREVER BARRI
.ORIDA,
COUNTY NOTWITHSTANDING Tr
PERIODS SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED T"r
10115 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
Rust DECEDENTS DATE OF DI
ir the BARRED.
reement
)07, THE DATE OF FIRST PI
TION OF THIS NOTICE ISt
18,2009.
Personal Represei
DOROTHY C. L
1879 Shadow Oal
rdee Kissimmee, F
Parties JANE C. WC
I, and 4728 Highgro'
Ing by, Tallahassee, Florida
at the JANET C. BERE
s) who 2000 Old RI1
live, Chuluota, F
irtles
spouses Attorney for Personal
;p, or 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 COUF
EN pur- RALEIGH COUNTY
f dated WEST VIRGINIA
In Civil IN THE INTEREST OF
5 of the Shaylln Grubb 08/30/2001
Judicial Jackson Grubb 01/18/20(
County, Tyler Grubb 05/08/2001
he Bank Bobble Jean Grubb 01/15
any as
ing and Juvenile Abuse Neglect N
ad as of 08-JA-103-B
IP Trust 08-JA-104-B
d Mary 08-JA-105-B
idant(s), 08-JA-106-B
nd best Judge Robert A. Burnsia
FRONT Division 10 /
COUNTY
CHULA, ORDER OF PUBLICAT
n July 8
scribed TO WHOM IT MAY CONCI
aid Final The purpose of this act
determine guardians
SHAYLIN GRUBB,
1 AND 08/30/2005; JACKSON
TEACH DOB 01/18/2007; TYLER
ING TO
.ORDED DOB 05/08/2001, and
:34 OF JEAN GRUBB, DOB 01/
DS OF Petitioner, the West
ORIDA, department of Health and
OF THE Resources, is seeking ci
F THE legal and physical custody
RK OF childrenn, and/or Termin
OUNTY, Parental Rights.
It appearing that the
about Tony Butler, Lewii
NG AN of any known or unknown
IRPLUS or of any named or u
OTHER father, or of anyone <
OWNER paternity of infant child,
rHE LIS Grubb; and the whereas
CLAIM Wes Brooks, Williarr
R THE Weptbrooks, or any kn
unknown father, or of any
WITH A or unnamed father, or of
)IS ANY claiming paternity of infai
DER TO dren, Tyler Grubb and
OCEED Jean Grubb, is presently u
AT NO at titls time, It is ORDEF
PROVI- Tony Butler, Lewis Butler
TANCE. known or unknown father
Haldee named or unnamed father
7 West one claiming paternity o
L 33873 child, Shaylln Grubb; a
tYS OF whereabouts of Wes
NOTICE William Clay Westbrooks
EARING known or unknown father
55-8771; named or unnamed father
'ALL: 1- one claiming paternity c
children, Tyler Grubb and
Jean Grubb, appear In th
Florida, of the Honorable Rol
Burnside, Jr., Judge of thi
Bradley -Court of Raleigh Count
it Court Virginia, on Wednesday.
Florida day of July. 2009. at 9:30
that day and object, or ma]
Murphy defense, to the Petition, ot
ty Clerk guardianship of the chl
may be granted to th
:F: Virginia Department of He
P Human Resources, the -
rights of the father and. mo
minated.
Further, it is hereby OF
that Tony Butler, Lewis B
6:25-7:20 any known or unknown fa
t ~ any named or unnamed fi
Tr FOR anyone claiming pater
RIDA infant child, Shaylin Grul
the whereabouts of Wes
S William Clay Westbrooks,
00053 known or unknown father
named or unnamed father,
one claiming paternity b
children, Tyler Grubb and
Jean Grubb, be advised
/ right to have counsel a
pRS stage of these proceedir
that counsel will be appc
e Estate they cannot pay for the ser
IPBELL, counsel and that such p
if death wings may result in the seo
ending in of parental rights and the
Hardee of custody of said children
Division; the Petitioner.
P.0 Box Entered by the Clerk
it, Room Circuit Court of Raleigh
73. The West Virginia, on the 5th
the oar. May, 2009.


the per-
attorney

ecedent
o have
st dece-
copy of
to be


W. F. RICHMOND, JR.
ASSISTANT PROSECUTING
ATTORNEY

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
6:25-7:2c


Nicolaus ?opernicus, the
Polish a foiomer, was also a
doctor; a lawyer, and a church
official.

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

CASE NO. 2009-CA-000143
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK,.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOUNG
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006,
GSAMP TRUST 2006 - HE4,

Plaintiff,
-vs.-
COLETTE GREENE AND VERNON
R GREENE A/K/A VERNON
GREENE, HER HUSBAND;
CARRIE BELLE DANIELS A/K/A
CARRIE B. DANIELS, AN UNRE-
MARRIED WIDOW AND SURVIV-
ING SPOUSE OF HENRY
DANIELS, DECEASED;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSE-
SION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTSS. /

NOTICE OF
SALE


6:18,25c NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
RT OF Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Y, June 17, 2009, entered in Civil
Case No. 2009-CA-000143 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit In and for Hardee County,
5 Florida, wherein Bank of America,
07 National Association, as
Successor by Merger to LaSalle
i/2003 Bank, National Associaton, as
os. Trustee under the Pooling and
Servicing Agreement dated as of
June 1, 2006, GSAMP Trust 2006-
HE4, Plaintiff and Colette Greene
and Vernon R Greene a/k/a Vernon
Greene, Her Husband are defen-
de, Jr., dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, ON THE
FRONT STEPS OF HARDEE
EION COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00
ERN: A.M. on August 19, 2009 the fol-
ion is to lowing described property as set
lip of forth In said Final Judgment, to-
DOB wit:
GRUBB,
GRUBB, LOTS 49, 50, 51 AND 52, BLOCK I,
BOBBIE MT. ZION ADDITION TO THE
15/2003. TOWN OF BOWLING GREEN AS
Virginia RECORDED IN, PLAT BOOK 3,
I Human PAGE 12, IN THE PUBLIC
continued RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
y of said FLORIDA.
atlon of ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
here INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
Iwhore- FORM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
s Butler, THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
n father, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
named PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
claiming WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
Shaylin SALE.
bouts of
n Clay IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
own or DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
y named ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
anyone PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ant chll- ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
Bobble COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
inknown SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
IED that PLEASE CONTACT Hardee
r, or any County Courthouse, 417 West
, or any Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
, or any- WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
inrant YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
f Infant OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING
and the IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771;
Brooks, IF YOU VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
, or any 800-955-8770
, or any
, or any- DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
)f Infant this 17th day of June, 2009.
SBobble
e Office B. Hugh Bradley
bert A. Clerk of the Circuit Court
e Circuit Hardee County, Florida
y, West By: E. Murphy
the 8thof Deputy Clerk
a.m.. of
ke other ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
herwise SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
illd(ren) 10004 NORTH DALE MABRY
e West HWY, SUITE 112
alth and TAMPA, FLORIDA 33618
parental 09-130583
their ter-
6:25-7:2c


Overfertilized plants may be
beautiful but are otherwise
useless, like people whose
energies'are devoted so com-
pletely to their appearance
that there is no other develop-
ment.
-William Longgood

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

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000378
STATON, INC.,
A FLORIDA CORPORATION,
RP 0. BOX 2296
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CEDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST VIRIE
WHITE, DECEASED; and all
unknown natural persons if alive,
and If dead or not known to be
alive or dead, their several and
respective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and repsective
unknown assigns, successors in
Interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; andall claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status
Is unknown,
DEFENDANT.

NOTICE OF
ACTION - PROPERTY
To:
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST VIRIE WHITE,
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
parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and all
claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming
under any of the above named or
Interest in and to the lands here-
after described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet tax title to
the following described property
in Hardee County, Florida:

The North 50 feet of the West 1/2
of Lot 9, Block 15, MAGNOLIA
MANOR, a Subdivision located In
Section 15, Township 34 South,
Range 25 East, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Page 23, 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 Jane M. Hancock, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 202
W. MAIN ST., STE. 103,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873, on or
before July 17. 2009 and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before serivce on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed In the complaint.

DATED this 12 day of June
2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accomodatlon
in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you,to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941)534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your reclept of this Notice of
Action; If you are hearing
impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777
ot Florida Relay Service (800)955-
8770
6:18.25c


The following permits . were
applied for or issued by the
Harder County Building De-
partment during the .week. of
June 15-21. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,'
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

ISSUED
Will Smith, CR 665, residen-
tial demolition, $3,500.
Adnaud Louis Inc., John Holt
Road, single family home,
$50,264.
Lonestar Constr., Kazen
Road, rehab single family
home, $16,175.
Benny Hash Const., Ganey
Lane, addition, $3,000.
Owner/builder, Bryan Ave-
nue, Bowling Green, shed,
$2,300.
Owner/builder, Edison Ave-
nue, shed, $6,379.
Douglas Battley, Louisiana'
Ave., commercial A/C, $2,400.
Terrance Edmonson, Me-
theny Road, residential electric,
$2,000.
B.J. McLeod Inc., Altman
Road, residential demolition,
$3,800.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Planning a pool. Be sure you
know the pool barrier construc-
tion requirements to prevent
children's unsupervised access
to pools.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God's wisdom is profound.
His power is vast . . . He
alone stretches out the heav-
ens and treads in the waves
of the seas .'. .Who can say
to Him, "What are You
doing . .. . ; '
Job 4a,8,.12b (NIV)

FRIDAY
Give everyone his legitimate
due, whether it be rates, or
taxes, or reverence, or
respect! Keep out of debt
altogether, except that per-
petual debt of love which we.
owe one another.
Romans 13:7-8a (PME)

SATURDAY
Happy. are those \w4Q
respect the Lord and obey
Him. They will enjoy what
they work for, and will be
blessed with good things.
Psalm 128:1-2 (NCV)

SUNDAY
But to all who received Him
(Christ), who believed in His
name, He gave power to
become children of God.
John 1:12 (RSV)

MONDAY
To enjoy your work and to
accept your lot in life - that
is indeed a gift from .God.
The person who does that
will not need to look back in
sorrow on his past, for God
gives him joy.
Ecclesiastes 5:20 (TLB)

TUESDAY
Don't be flip with the sacred.
Banter and silliness give no
honor to God. Don't reduce
holy mysteries to slogans. In
trying to be relevant, -you're
only being cute and inviting
sacrilege.
Matthew 7:6 (ME)

WEDNESDAY
We can gather our thoughts,
but the Lord gives the right
answer. People may be pure
in their own eyes, but the
Lord examines their motives.
Commit your work to the
Lord, and then your plans
will succeed.
Proverbs 16:1-3 (NLT)

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 Versiqn;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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June 25, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


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

COUNTY
June 21, Maureen Theresa McCreery, 47, of 806 Fifth St.
East, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Southers on. a
charge of violation of probation.

June 20, Jordy Lee Mendoza, 24, of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
June 20, a theft on Palmetto Street, Zolfo Springs was report-
ed.

June 19, Jose Angel Figueroa, 44, of 2234 Lafayette St., Dur-
ham, N.C., was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez and charged with
uttering false instruments.
June 19, criminal mischief in two locations on North Ham-
mock Road and on Keeton Road, and thefts on Steve Roberts
Special and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

June 18, Oracio Vallejo, 27, of 201 Doc Coil Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers and charged with a
weapons offense - improper exhibition of a firearm.
June 18, Daniel Farias, 21, of 2332 Morgan Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with bat-
tery.
June 18, a residential burglary on Hampton Road, a fight on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, and thefts on Keeton Road and on
SR 64 West were reported.

June 17, Jacklyn Nicole Ramos, 30, of 1015 Huss Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with battery.


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. 6:1825c



GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS II


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Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
STEDEM Ft. Meade
375-2606
. 800-226-3325


June 17, Philip Wayne Kersey, 20, of 3498 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of violation
of probation.
June 17, Sergio Rodriguez, 32, of 611 Harvey St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on two counts of violation of
probation.
June 17, Heriberto Garcia, 26, of 3231 N. Elm St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by pepp. Nathan Woody on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
June 17, Craig Lee Hare, 42, of 825 W. Palm St., Lantana, was
arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on a charge of non-support.
June 17, Bertin Castillo Molina, 28, of 71091 Mine Road,
Bartow, was arrested on a charge of DUI.
June 17, criminal mischief on Vandolah Road was reported.

June 16, Elena Ysabel Puente, 32, of 310 Carlton St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
June 16, Duane Otis Griffin, 36, of 1710 Vauxhall Road, Au-
burndale, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of
violation of probation.
June 16, Justin Andrew Canfield, 21, of 3996 Buckskin Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with aggravated battery on a person 65 years old or older and vio-
lation of probation.
June 16, a residential burglary on Causey Road and a theft on'
U.S. 17 North were reported.

June 15, David Oviedo, 21, and Maximino Mejia Perez, 42,
both of 1753 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by Dep.
Eric Ellis and each charged with trespassing on property not a
structure or conveyance. Perez was also charged with obstructing a
criminal investigation by providing false information to a law
enforcement officer and violation of probation.
June 15, Sandra Botello Cardoza, 25, of 660 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on
a charge of failure to appear in court.
June 15, a residential burglary on Sandpiper Drive, and thefts
pn Baker Street and on SR 64 West were reported.

WAUCHULA
June 21, a robbery/holdup on Walton Avenue and a theft on
Alabama Street were reported.

June 19, Fatema Renee Mariner, 29, of 1624 Mowatt St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale on an out-of-county
warrant.
June 19, Neil Wesley Anderson, 29, of 604 Avon St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with two
counts possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon,
delivery/possession/sale of an altered weapon; possession of drug
paraphernalia'and possession of methamphetamine.
June 19, Jose Socdrro Saldivar, 50, of 842 E. Third St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
DUI.
June 19, criminal mischief on East Main Street and on South
Eighth Avenue was reported.


June 18, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported.

June 17, thefts on South Seventh Avenue, U.S. 17 South and
North. 10th Avenue were reported.

June 16, Blakeslee Lee Dodge, 25, of 813 S. Ninth Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
unarmed burglary of a dwelling, battery ofn an officer, criminal mis-
chief - damage to property and disorderly intoxication.
June 16, a tag stolen on U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief on
U.S. 17 North and thefts\on West Main Street and U.S. 17 South
were reported. .. .* .,
' TA BOWLING GREEN .
June 20, a fight on Dixiana Drive was reported.

June 19, a fight on U.S. 17 and a theft on Grove Street were
reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 18, Adolf6 Fuentes, 34, of SR 66, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Chief Jose Ventura and charged with lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation.

June 16, a theft on Second Street West was reported.

SJune 15, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.


Some stores are true that never happened,


-Elie Weisel


They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they
can see nothing but sea.
-Francis Bdcon
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and
they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-George Smith Pattorn


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 Hearing/Regular 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+/-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 NEIl4 of NEil4 of NE1/4 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 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. 2009-06
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.--Communicatipns Tower;, and
Tabie.2.29.02(B^:^b/e Q k40 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 1-1 (Light Industry), 1-2
(Heavy Industry) and P-I (Public Institution)-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 Planniing/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. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made by a court reporter. 06:18; 07:09c


NOTICE OF COUNTY TAX SALE LIST
Supplemental Tax Sale

Hardee County 2007 Delqigdliet Reil Estate Tax ListNotice is
h reb" bgiveinthat 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 156TH 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
6:=-72j,


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 09-RWSP1-NOI-2503-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Wauchula,
adopted by Ordinance No. 2008-29 on April 13, 2009, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and,
163.3189, F.S.
The adopted City of Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the Department's Objections,
Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except
for legal holidays, during normal business hours, at the City of Wauchula, City Hall, Clerks Office, 225 East Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, FS., has a right to petition for an administrative hearing to chal-
lenge-the-proposed agency determination that the Amendment to the City of Wauchula Comprehensive Plan is In
Compliance, as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after pub-
lication of this notice, and must include all of the inforymationrand contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201 ,.F.A.C.
The petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file a peti-,
tion shall constitute a waiver of any right to requestan administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present evidence and testimo-
ny and forward a recommended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final
agency action.
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding. A petition for inter-,
vention must be filed at least twenty (20) days before the final hearing and must'include all of the information and con-
tents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. .A petition for leave to- intervene shall be filed at the Division of
Administrative Hearings, Department of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3060. Failure to petition to intervene Within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has
ito request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FS., or to participate in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to Sub-section 163.3189(3)(a),
FS,, to any affected person who is made a party to the proceeding by filing that request with the administrative law judge
assigned by the Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an admin--
istrative hearing.

-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community'Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
.:)ec ' 8,Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100







12B The Herald-Advocate, June 25, 2009


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:,
Michael Paul Yoke, 29, Wau-
chula, and Laura Garcia, 34,
Grain Valley, Mo.
Jose Fortino Roman, 24,
Bowling Green, and Krista
Loraine Rocker, 25, Bowling
Green.
Michael David Purser, 31,
Arcadia, and Kelly Louise
Chance, 26, Arcadia.
Joe Roland Leyva, 40, Wau-
chula, and Nancy Lane Rami-
rez, 40, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Adventist Health System
Sunbelt Inc. d/b/a Florida
Hospital Heartland division vs.
Roy A. Sellers and Flora
Sellers, judgment against Roy
A. Sellers only. *
Adventist Health System
Sunbelt Inc. d/b/a Florida,
Hospital Heartland division vs.
William Matthews, default'
judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. On the Rise Grading &
Construction Co. Inc. and Betty
J. Bassett, judgment.
North American Recovery
Corp. vs. Angelita A. Navarro,
consent judgment.
Capital One 'Bank USA NA
vs. William T. Miller, judgment.

'The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of in county court:
Romulo Aragon-Martinez,
violation of county noise ordi-
nance, adjudication withheld,
$32.5 fine and court costs, $50
cost of prosecution (COP).
Johnny Lee Cook, public
consumption of an alcoholic
,beverage -- amended to viola-
tion of the open container law,
:eight days in jail with credit for.
-time served (CTS), $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees and $50 COP
placed on lien; disorderly intox-
ication, not prosecuted.
Britni Danielle ' Gamble,
breach of peace, not prosecuted.
Jose Guiterrez, disorderly
intoxication, 18 days CTS,


$325 fine and court costs and
$50 COP' placed on lien,
released to immigration.
Adam Ray .Hutchins, breach
of peace, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Blanca Araceli Ojeda, sale of
alcohol to a person under 21,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Efrain Perez, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $325
.fine and court costs and $100
public defender fees placed on
lien; indecent exposure, not
prosecuted, released to immi-
gration.
Marisela Hernandez Lopez,
contributing to the delinquency
or dependency of a child, not
prosecuted.
Eliud Soberano Madrigal,
contributing to the delinquency
or dependence of a child, not
prosecuted.

CIRCUIT, COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
MidFlorida Federal Credit
Union vs. Oscar Crews, Karen
Crews et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Chase HOme Finance LLC
vs. Rigoberto Gonzalez, Martha
Gonzalez et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure. ,
James Newman vs. Leonard
Richardson, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Angelica Aguilar vs. Javier
Aguilar, petition for injunction
-for protection.
Joseph Rimes and Sue Ann
Rimes, divorce.
Priscilla Jane Jones and
Jimmy Lyn Jones, divorce.
Melissa D. Black and James
W. Black, divorce.
Destiny Froelich and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Delavon Johnson,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Jennifer Maldonado and
DOR vs. Cipriano Ibarra, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Melissa Weatherford and
DOR vs. Ramon Weatherford,
petition for administrative child
support order.
'Victoria Felter vs. Robert C.


CourhousReort


Reddick, damages.
Patricia Gail Bandy and
Robert Wayne Bandy, divorce.
Octavia Johnson vs. Octa-
vious Reese, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Michael Brandon,
Susie Ann Lambert .et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Tonya D. Carroll and DOR
vs. Matthew D. Carroll, petition
for child support.
Aimee K. Baker vs. Reyes
Orta Garcia, petition for admin-
istrative child support order.
Candace Albritton and DOR
vs. Jarrod R. Albritton, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Elsie Chery vs. Julian J.
Matthews, petition for adminis-
trative child support order.
. Staton Inc. vs. unknown
heirs of Virie White, petition to
clear title.
e Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Sarah Lee Lazo, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Entrix Inc. vs. Jason
Sepanski, William T. Costolo et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure,
Aimee L. Baker vs. Nicole S.
Cartwright, petition for injunc-
tion for, protection.
Sofia A. Cavazos and DOR
vs. Roberto Cavazos, petition
for child support.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:,
Olivia Roberts King vs. Nuel
Loyd King, injunction for pro-
tection.
Corey Outley vs. Tiffany
Dixon, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Lydia Calvillo vs. Jorge
Belmares, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Myrtle E. Weeks and DOR
vs. Diane Olivia Radandt, order
on child support.contempt.
Ronola Deneen Murphy and
Patrick Michael Murphy,
divorce.
Gregg Achord Spivey vs.'
Pauling G. Olson-Griffin, vol-
untary dismissal.
Peggy Sue McClelland and
Daniel George McClelland,
divorce.
Carol Gargus and DOR vs.


Kellie M. Hernandez, order on
child support contempt.
Olivia Arana and DOR vs.
Rocky Flores Jr., child support
order.
Melissa Jane Armstrong and
DOR vs. Paul Everett Fulton,
voluntary dismissal.
Tommy Parker and DOR vs.
Melissa Terry, order.
Patricia Sharline Carlton and
iDOR . and Damar Lafred
McCrary, change of child sup-
port payee.
Michelle Ortega and DOR
vs. Jennifer Carrion, child sup-
port terminated.
Billie Sue Parker Mohn vs.
Michael Harry Mohn, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.

The followingtfelony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of by
the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful comple-
tion of probation. Sentences
are pursuant to an investiga-
tive report by and' the recom-
mendation of the state proba-
tion office and also state sen-
tencing guidelines. Final dis-
cretion is left to the judge. *
Gabriel Gomez Bruno, child
abuse/intentional infliction,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Eric Rakeem Douglas, two
counts selling cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church, two
years Florida State Prison fol-
lowed by two years drug
offender probation, license sus-
pended two years, warrantless
search and seizure, evaluation
and treatment, curfew, no alco-
hol or drugs, random screens,
$1,040 fines and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $200
COP.


Edward Livar, violation of
probation (original charges pos-
session of methamphetamine
and possession of marijuana),
probation revoked, two years
Florida State Prison, $200 pub-
lic defender fees and $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien; viola-
tion of probation (original
charge possession of drug para-
phernalia), tipne served.
Tonya Cruz Owens, posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a valid prescription and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Elizabeth Purser, possession
of a controlled substance with-
out a valid prescription and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted.
Christopher John Quiroz,
possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a valid prescrip-
tion and possession of drug
paraphernalia, transferred to
Drug Pretrial Intervention pro-
gram.
Allan Blake Page, violation
of probation (original charges
trespass other than a structure
or conveyance, battery and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence), probation revoked,
seven days, admission to treat-
ment facility, $200 public
defender fees and $100 COP
Added to outstanding fines and


HEARTLAND PHARMACY

Sebring Wauchula
6360 u.S. 27 N. Sebring / Avon Park 1123 US 17 S
(863) 385-5588 Delivery Service (863) 767-8920

Now serving Highlands and Hardee Counties:
"We put our V into our service"
If y are visiting we will gladly transfer your prescriptions and
keep them onfile - then transfer them back when you go home.
















Sue Lobato, crystall Contreras, Red Camp - Pharmacist, Pauline Ochoa and Dara Massaline
Hours: C
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm * Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm


1040 & Business Tax

Preparation

Payroll & Bookkeeping.

Services

Quickbooks

Checks, Training & Assistance

Electronic Filing - Fax Service


Notary


Jose L. Torres, Sr.
Owner
Danielle Reschke
S VISA Receptionist


Bridget McVay
Tax Practitioner


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fees and placed on. lien.
I Rito Melendez Jr., violation
of probation originall charges
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and felony driving while
license suspended) new two.
year probation term with -same
conditions, add $300 COP and
100 hours community service;
resisting an officer without vio-
lence, not prosecuted.!* 0
Corey Tinsley, violation -of
probation (original charge
felony battery),,reinstate proba-
tion with added conditions of
evaluation and treatment and
curfew, add $50 COP.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
G8 Capital Group Fund X
LLC to Victory Investment
Services LLC, $20,000.
Judy G. Morris Elliott to
Judy Elliott as trustee, $35,000.
JP Morgan Chase Bank NA
to Juan Carlos and Araceli V.
Plata, $65,000.
Erlinda Reyna to Erlinda
Reyna and Joshua Reyna,
$49,000.
Gary W. and Regina P.
Blockman to Captide Partners
LLC, $122,940.
Marion Cutchen to Jose L.
Sr. and Aurelia M. Torres,
$35,000.


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1329 UB~inS Hwy 17 No WACHUts LA^^

863-773-3754 * 863-773-4687 (fax)^^^^


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