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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 33
2 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, JU 23,2O0


BOY JOY
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Man Charged With





Aflempted Murder


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Bowling Green man
remains on a ventilator in a
Tampa hospital this week after
being shot during a weekend
argument on a city street.
The suspect in that crime,
Eligio Gomez-Muniz, was
booked into the Hardee County
Jail on Monday afternoon,
charged with attempted murder.
He is being held without
bond pending trial.
According to Bowling Green
Police Chief John Scheel, the
shooting occurred at about 9:20
p.m. on Sunday on the roadway
of Maple Avenue. He said
Rogelio Ortega, 29, of 4823
Sally Blvd., Bowling Green,
suffered a single gunshot
wound to the chest.


. "It's touch and go," the chief
said of Ortega's current condi-
tion.
Investigation into the shoot-
ing continues, Scheel said.
Heading up the case is Capt.
Brett Dowden.
Dowden's arrest report indi-'
cates the two men, Ortega and
Gomez-Muniz, have argued in
the past. Both were driving sep-
arate vehicles on Maple Avenue
on Sunday night when they
encountered each other in the
4600 block, he said.
The men got out of their cars
and began a verbal exchange
right on the street, Dowden
said. The disagreement escalat-
ed into a physical fight, the cap-
tain charged.
Witnesses described the
shooting to police. They said


the suspect pulled a handgun
from his waist area, telling the
victim, "I told you I'd kill you
one day."
See MAN 2A


Gomez-Muniz


School Taxes Up


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
School taxes continue to rise.
A public hearing will be held
on Monday at 5:01 p.m. in the
Board Room at 200 S. Florida
Avenue in Wauchula to seek
tentative approval of the pro-
posed budget and millage rate
for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
At 5:15, the School Board
will also consider an amend-
ment to the use of property tax,
adding purchase of a school
bus, and fiberwiring and cabi-
nets for North Wauchula Ele-
mentary.
' The proposed total tax rate of
7.965 mills includes a half mill
(.500) for capital outlay for
maintenance, construction, re-
modeling, repair and renovation
to all the educational and ancil-


lary facilities and payment of
premiums for property and
casualty insurance for school
properties.
The proposed tax rate of
7.965 is up by 2.06 percent
from the 2008-09 millage of
7.779 mills. Most of that
increase comes from the state
required portion of the tax levy,
necessary to receive
$22,335,970 in'state education
grants.
School millage is divided into
five categories: required local
effort, basic local discretionary,
discretionary for critical needs,
one mill voted for operations
and the half mill capital outlay.
On March 24, in a special ref-
erendum, voters approved a
flexible funding plan to allow
the school district to use tax


money meant for capital outlay
projects for up to four years,
moving about $1 million from
capital outlay to the general
operating fund. The idea was to
offset the state-Legislattre
mandated budget cuts.
The School Board now cOn-
siders imposing a .500 mill
property tax for capital outlay
projects as noted above.
Of the proposed $65,865,134
budget for 2009-10, there is
$27.3 million designated for
instruction, $1.997 million for
school administration, nearly
$700,000 for general adminis-
'tration, $2.4 million for food
services, $2.149 million for
pupil transportation, nearly $6
million for operation and main-
tenance of school buildings and
See SCHOOL 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Squeals came from more than the animal enclosures as this month's Friday Night Live
sponsored by Main Street Wauchula Inc. featured a petting zoo for children. This tiny
fellow was all giggles and delight as he befriended a piglet there, while other young-
sters were drawn to a baby goat and more. For other photos of the hot-dog-eating and
watermelon-seed-spitting good time, see 5A.



WEMB7 Local Hunters On
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07/19 . 2 78 0.00.
97/s'0 2 71 , o. By CYNTHIA KRAHL Add to that fellow hunters
07/21 91 70 oO Of The Herald-Advocate Greg Gordon and Noel Green.
I o. ton070/ioa.S0.-( A national television show , They will appear on "Turkey
Samep,,MOear - 21.47 will once again feature Hardee Country" next Tuesday at 6
,Ton a Awvrage - 2 95 County, its hunters and its p.m., the following Friday at
poWM . unjiiofRF&m. 0ot R meaiw turkeys as more local footage 11:30 a.m. and then again on
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INDEX
Classifieds............... 10.....OB
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.......6A
Crime Blotter.................8B
Hardee Living................ 3B
Obituaries......................4A



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airs in t e; coming WCCeeK.
"Turkey Country," a hunting
series produced by the National
Wild Turkey Federation, turned
its cameras on in Hardee
County a couple years back as it
sought out the Osceola long-
beards.
And that footage is now
being televised on the Sports-
man Channel.
Hunters George Wadsworth
Jr. and Phillip Smoak have
already hit the airwaves, with
their successful turkey hunts
being televised this week,
including tomorrow (Friday) at
11:30 a.m. and Sunday at 10
p.m.


OunilUay, ug. /, at ivp.m.
"During the hunt, the duo
deals with mountains of irritat-
ed fire ants and overcomes
close calls to make their hunt a
success," the show's producers
say.
"Turkey Country" features
National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion members from throughout
North America. Hardee County
was selected for the shoot in
search of the Osceola, as this
chapter is one of the five largest
in Florida.
The show mixes tips and
how-to information to help
viewers become better hunters,
See LOCAL 2A


'I Want To Be An Angel'

Bowling Green Family Struggles

With Realities Of Child's Cancer


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocatb Intern
"Mom, I want to be an angel." -
The many people 8-year-old Caroline
Coronado has touched with her courage and
faith are sure to agree that she is indeed God's
little angel.
Caroline's story began last year when
she was diagnosed with cancer.
Although the news devastated the e
faith that God would pull her
through.
"This has beer a very emotion-
al and hectic time," says her moth-
er, Olivia Coronado. "We try not *
to worry too much about finances.
The important thing is that she is
here and she is happy."
Caroline and her mother often
have heart-to-heart conversations
about the potential outcome of her can-
cer.
"I try to talk to her on her level. We talk
about death, heaven and being one of God's
angels," the mother describes. "I always tell
her that if you do good things when you are
here, then God will come get you."
Not only has the cancer changed Caroline's
spiritual point of view, but it also has made her
into a more giving person.
"She now has the mentality that there is
more to life than receiving gifts. During her
longest stay in the hospital, Caroline gave the
majority of her presents to the little kids in the
hospital.
"This cancer has changed her in a very


good way. It's as if an angel was born," Olivia
Coronado says.
Along with donating her Christmas gifts,
'Caroline also did a good deed for a girl who
was dealing with the same problem. She had
the opportunity to talk to the 16-year-old, who
had just been diagnosed with cancer.,
"She told th& girl that there was hope
and that the doctors were very good.
1 Caroline told her not to worry
because she is going to survive.
Before she left, she gave the girl
her bear the hospital had given
her," dad Edward Coronado
remembers.
h Although Caroline learned
many lessons during her stay in
the hospital, she never forgot the
pain and suffering she witnessed.
"She would walk around the hos-
pital and see the suffering that every-,
one went through. The children would
be crying for their mothers and in so
much pain. Every night she prays for the little
boys and girls still in the hospital," Olivia*
Coronado notes.
Even though the hospital is a reminder of a-
difficult and traumatic time for Caroline, sur-
prisingly, she misses it.
"She misses staying in the hospital. She had
the absolute best nurses! They always babied
her and rubbed her back. They were always
there to wipe her tears away," her mother says.
Since her diagnosis, Caroline has finished
her chemotherapy and is on the road to recov-
ery.
See ANGEL 2A


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Dig for Road damage

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Sports Editor



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Kelly's Column.
By Jim


Wauchula's Ben Albritton, who is running in 2010 for state
representative, reported raising $148,435 in campaign funds in the
second quarter of this year.
Our current representative Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven
cannot seek re-election due to term limits of eight years. Albritton
is a fourth-generation citrus grower and chairman of the Florida
Citrus Commission.
Chuck Page, 69, of Wauchula at age 26 in 1966 was bitten in
the leg by a large rattlesnake near the Steve Roberts Special Road.
The leg was amputated.
About 17 years earlier Tommy Crews about a mile away was
also bitten by a large rattler. He was about 10 years old at the time.
He, too, lost a leg.
Crews, a barber on Main Street in Wauchula, died several
years ago at age 57. Page worked for the Florida Highway Patrol
and later at the Driver License Bureau on Wauchula's Main Street
across from Crews Barber Shop.
These two bumper stickers were on a car parked on Seventh
Avenue -in Wauchula last week: "We can't bomb-our way to peace
or-shoot our way to justice" and "No flag is large-enough to cover
the shame of killing innocent people - Howard Zinn."
Tom Watson gave golf fans a thrill last week by almost win-
'rring his sixth British Open title at age 59.

America last week lost retired CBS TV anchorman Walter
Cronkite, 92, once voted the country's most trusted man.
America earlier this month lost former secretary of defense
Robert McNamara, 93, who a few years ago said he misled the
country about 'the progress of the Vietnam Conflict, in which
58,000 U.S. soldiers lost their lives.

University of Florida head basketball coach Billy Donovan is
helping raise money for UF Florida Tomorrow. The goal is for
every Florida high school student admitted to UF having the oppor-
tunity to fulfill his or her dreams of earning a degree regardless of
household income. The Florida Opportunity Scholars program was
established for first-generation college students from low-income,
homes.
Donovan teaches and believes that "hard work and determina-
tion triumph over all obstacles, and education is the key to suc-
cess." UF head football coach Urban Meyer is also supporting this
program.
In what fields can young college graduates look for jobs?
Gregg Henderschiedt of the UF Career Resource Center suggests:
* Education. Teachers are always needed in math, science and
foreign languages.
* Health Care, especially nursing and geriatric care.
* Environmental. "Jump on the bandwagon and go green with
your career."
* Governmental Jobs. Examples are Drug Enforcement
,Administration, State Department, Homeland Security, Customs,
Border Patrol, police departments, security companies and military
careers.
His advice includes "keep an open mind' when contemplating
a job in another field, be patient, remember there are opportunities
out there but may take longer to find, identify and utilize a support
network, consider being more geographically flexible, treat your
search for work as a full-time job, and think long term. A great
career hever happens overnight."

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Then, witnesses alleged, he
fired one shot at close range.
Ortega was struck in the chest
by the bullet, the captain
described.
After shooting Ortega, the
suspect repeated the threatening
statement, witnesses-alleged.
Dowden said Ortega stag-
gered to the front yard of the
residence at 4635 Maple Ave.
There, he noted, the victim col-



LOCAL
Continued From 1A
its producers say.
" 'Turkey Country' brings
viewers the joy of turkey hunt-
ing all year long," says George
Thornton, federation head:.'
"The show provides the NWTF
an opportunity to show the best
in turkey hunting while promot-
ing conservation."
All local footage was shot in
the Crewsville area.
And, best yet, all local hunts
were successful.


SCHOOL
Continued From IA
$6.157 million for capital pro-
jects (including the $812,139
raised by the extra half mill).
Most of the capital outlay
monies come from the state
construction dollars being used
to remodel Bowling Green
Elementary School and carried
forward from the current year.
School revenue has increased
steadily from 35.3 million in
1998-89 to 49.7 million last
year and 65.8 million. The'
number of employees has also
grown from 690 to over 700.


lapsed.
Ortega was transported by
medical helicopter to Tampa
General Hospital, where he
underwent surgery for his
injuries, Chief Scheel said. The
bullet -remains inside' him.
Ortega is unconscious and in
serious condition, he said.
Witnesses that night gave
police a description of the
shooter and his vehicle, Scheel
addqd. One witness said he
knew the men, and indicated
that there was a. history between
them."
A search warrant was
obtained and was served on the
Chester. 'Avenue home of
Gomez-Muniz, Dowden said.'
The search allegedly revealed
.25-caliber ammunition in a
bedroom.
Dowden noted a same-caliber
shell casing was found at the
scene of the shooting.
Gomez-Muniz came to the
Police Department voluntarily
at around noon on Monday, the
captain said. He told police he
left his home at about 5:30 p.m.
on Sunday to go to Bradenton
to visit a friend, but that he had
gotten lost and, did not find his
way back home until Monday.
Further, the Dowden noted,
Gomez-Muniz said he does not
kpow Ortega and that he did not
shoot anyone.. He also denied
owning a firearm or ammuni-
tion.
Gomez-Muniz could not'
explain why witness identifica-
tions and a search of his home
contradicted his claims.
Dowden arrested Gomez-
Muniz at about 2:15 p.m. on
Monday. He was charged with
attempted murder and trans-
ported to the Hardee County
Jail in Wauchula.


The first animated movie to receive an Academy Award niomi-
nation for Best Picture was Beauty and The Beast in 1991. It
lost to The Silence of the Lambs.

Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused
path.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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A POEM FOR CAROLINE
I prayed to God a thousand prayers, longing you to come.
I remember the first time I laid eyes on you, how
beautiful you were!
I could not keep my eyes off of you,for you were
iine to keep.
I longed for those days to come when zbe can laugh and
play, but I never thought in a million years this horrible day
would come.
My heart, broken into a million pieces at the thought of this
perfect child God has given me is left to endure this pain; a
pain a Mother's love, a Mother's touch, a Mother's voice
cannot take away!
I know you try so hard to stay strong, and the words of
encouragement you give me when you know I am feeling
down. You are stronger than I am, I do believe, because you
have told me a million times,
"Believe, Mommy, for your strength comes from above."
"Don't worry, Mommy, I will-be OK, for God has promised
me I will live to make great things and God will be pleased
with me!"
So because of you, my dear Caroline, I live each and every
day to endure your beautiful angelic smile that always illu-
minates my day.
Your love, your strength, your all-around you has truly
made you who you are, and even though my heart aches for
you, my beautiful child, I now know not to try to make
sense of this horrible monster that has tried to overcome
you, but to understand that God's work is at hand.
From the moment that you were diagnosed with cancer, God
took you under His wing and blessed you with a gift, a gift
that He spoke to your heart and said,
"Caroline, I will always be with you, so do not be afraid. I
will give you strength, love and courage. You will repay Me
by. changing people's lives. You will touch their hearts and
open their eyes, and make them see that nothing is impossi-
ble as long as you have Me!"
My sweet and beautiful Caroline, one day we will look back
and it will be just a painful memory in our lives, but we
will know that we got through this because of our
family, our friends and, most of all, God's mercy
and His grace.
So, my angel, for today, continue to endure this path with
strength, hope and love given to you from above.
For one day it will be over and our lives will be complete.
I promise to be here for you, to love you, to hold you, to
wipe your tears away, but most of all, to remind you that
everything will be OK!
Love,
Mommy


"She has gained some weight
back and has a head full of hair.
Just by looking at her, you can't
tell she has been through any-
thing. I don't think I could have
been as strong as she was," says
her father, who is an officer for
the Bowling Green Police
Department.
Every few months, Caroline
goes through a series of scans to
check for cancer. Recently, the
doctors found spots on her
lungs.
"All of a sudden, the insur-
ance company won't pay for
her scans. It's hard to go on, not
knowing if something is wrong
with her. We are still getting
bills from prior treatments that
haven't been paid off yet. I
don't know how much more we
can take," mom describes.
Although the scans came
back negative in her lungs, pos-
sible cancer was detected in her
neck.
"The scans. that detected the
possible cancer were the ones
that the insurance was ,refusing
to pay. Thankfully, the hospital
forced them to and we found
out in time. She will have to
have surgery to remove it
before it becomes cancer. We
are just glad we found, it,"
Olivia Coronado says.
This week, Caroline had sur-
gery once more - to remove the
high cellular activity in her ade-
noids. Although the surgery
went well, this time is extreme-
ly difficult for the Coronado
family.
Despite the current situation,
the family is-looking forward to
several things.


A MARINE DIED TODAY

I heard the news on the radio while to the store I.
was on my way,
It made me stop and cry, because a Marine
died today.
He was like so many before him that none of us
would ever know,
A PfC from Texas, a young -kid with dreams .
an average Joe.-. :, '

Doing what Marines do, defending the defenseless
against their foe.

Inside people were racing through the store, but
no one seemed upset,
I guess the news of the dead Marine had not
reached them yet.
A little.boy pushed.his new shiny bicycle and
seemed so thrilled,
A man held a package of stiak saying how great.
S it'll taste when grilled,.
While in Texas a young manS father was just
learning his son had beenkilled.

As I drove home I saw the dealer on the corner
selling his wares,
I passed a church where the preacher inside was
telling people that Jesus cares .
Neither of them thinking of the sons and daughters,
. husbands and wives, on distant shores,
Like this young Marine, always faithful, never
questioning what for,
That died protecting freedom, serving his God, his
country and his corps.


We rush from one place to another never giving it
Sathought,

That our freedom is not free, it has always
been bought.
But freedom is now a little less safe than it
was yesterday,
As a father sits in his son's empty room and wipes
his tears away,
Because, in case you didn't hear ..., a young Marine
,,. was killed today

- Randy Mink
Bowling Green


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ANGEL
Continued From 1A


Along with a seven-day trip
to Walt Disney World, compli-
ments of the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, with her parents
' and four siblings, Caroline has
an exciting event coming Uip in
the near future. She js going
back to school!
Although her sickness has
taken her away from school'for
a while, Caroline will.be head-
ing back to Bowling Green
Elementary School as an honor-
roll student. Her dedication to
her education will be sure to
help her achieve her dream..of
becoming a nurse like her mom,
who works for Central Florida
Health Care.
Olivia Coronado believes that
although the experience is not
over, God and their love for one'
another will get them through it.
"We attend church, and we
kneel down every night as a
family to' pray. We, never
thought this would happen ,to
us. We are trying our best to
make it into a positive thing.
Our faith in -God and love for
our family will get us through
it," the mother says.
Caroline is also confident that
this battle with cancer will not
be a defeat.
"I am doing good and I am
going to be fine. Keep me in
your prayers, and thank you for
giving donations and . . . for
everything," the little girl says.
To help the Coronado family
through this difficult time,
please consider donating to
assist Caroline through her
recovery. Donations can be
dropped off at the City; Hall in
Bowling Green, 104 E. Main St.


MAN
Continued From 1A






July 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A


This week in history, as-
researched from the archival
pages of . The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
'Herald and The Herald-
Advbcate....
75 YEARS AGO
Larger schools of the county,
including the Hardee High
School, .Wauchula Grammar
School, Bowling Green, Zolfo
Springs and Limestone schools,
will open Sept. 3. Smaller
schools at Popash, Pine Dale,
Lemon Grove, Lake Branch,
Torrey, College Hill, Center
Hill, Gardner, Tura, Castilia
and Oak Grove will open
their 1934-35 school year on
July 30.
Valuable lots at Sixth Avenue
and Palmetto Street were sold
for $4,000 for the erection of a
modern filling station. It will be
completely equipped with mod-
ern conveniences for servicing
automobiles and trucks, said
new owner M.T. Oxford.


Singer Bud Rainey, Wau-
chula's contribution to big-time
radio, is in New York City
where he recently passed the
audition board of the National
Broadcasting Co., both in
Washington and New York. He
will appear on a program called
"Air Brakes" at 2 p.m. on
Friday. The program will not be
heard here as Florida stations
have other programming then.
With several reported out-
breaks of "screwfly worm" in
the county, County Agent C.E.
Baggott Warned livestock own-
ers and told how to prevent and
control this pest.
Seventh Avenue Garage is
offering Federal tires, "big
tough fellows to withstand the
punishment of hard driving,"
for $1 down and $1 per week.
50 YEARS AGO
A budget increase of
$100,000 and reduction of the


I ayBack When


'I Did My Homework By


Gas Lamp Or Candle'


By ASHLEY NICHOLS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview is with Rita Louise
Nichols.
Q: When and where you born?
A: I was born in a little town in
Liberty Town, Md., on May 25, 1919.
Q: When you were-born, what
,was going on in history?
A: World War I had just ended, only
for WWII to begin.
Q: When you were a child, what
did you like to do for fun?
A: I loved to play jacks, that was
my favorite.
I also liked
to ride my
bike around
town and
climb trees
in our back yard. My friends and I
enjoyed rollerskating.
Q: What were some of your
responsibilities around the house?
A: I was a little helper. When I got -
.'old enough, I made up all the beds in
the house! I loved to watch Mom or
whoever cook in the kitchen.
Q: What was your family like?
A: Well, there were nine children
total, five girls and four boys. I was the
second to youngest. -We hardly ever
argued or fought.
Q: How did your family celebrate
holidays?
A: For Christmas, we did every-
thing very elaborately. We never saw
the Christmas tree until Christmas.
morning. It was like it was magically
put there by Santa.
On Christmas day, we first went to
Sunday Mass. When we got home we
opened our gifts. That night, we had a
big dinner with all our relatives. Any
other holidays we just had a big dinner
with our family and friends.
Q: What was school like?
A: School was about a block away,
so we walked. I went to a small.
Catholic school. It only had two'rooms,
one room for kindergarten through
fourth grade and the other from fifth to
seventh grade. There weren't a lot of
children, only about 15 in each room.
Q: When was the first time you ,
saw an airplane?
A: The first time I saw an airplane,
it was flying overhead my house. I was
still in elementary school, in about
fourth grade. I was about 10 or 11 years
old. I was so amazed! In school we
always pretended like we were air-
planes, but never thought we would see
one.
Q: When was the first time that
you saw a TV?
A: My first time hearing a TV was
around the 1950s, and at the time I was
living in Hawaii. My first time seeing a
TV was in 1952, when I came back to
the United States when we got one for
my apartment.
I never really got to watch anything
for myself. My children always had the
iTV. They loved to watch "Howdy
Doody." .
Q: When did you purchase or
receive your first car?
A: I didn't get my first car until I
was 26 years old. My husband and I


COURTESY PHOTO
Rita Louise Nichols In her younger years.
bought it together. ,, ,
Q: When and where did you-get
married?
A: I was married in Washington,
D.C., on Feb. 12, 1943, at St. Martin's
Church. I was 24 years old, and, my
husband was six months younger and
was in the Navy.
Q: When and where was your
first home?
A: My first home, well, I didn't get
my first real house for a while after I
got married. Since he was in the Navy,
we had to move around a lot. We most-
ly rented apartments for about $40 a
week. I worked for a telephone compa-
ny for the Navy, so wherever by hus-
band got transferred I also had to g'o.
When he retired we bought a home
in Mount Airy, Md. It cost about
$11,000.
Q: Did you ever live or visit
another state?
A: I lived in Maryland for most of
my life. I also lived in Washington,
D.C., for about 2 1/2 years and in
California and Hawaii for 2 1/2 years.,-
The I moved back to Maryland and
eventually to Tennessee.
Q: When did you get indoor
plumbing?
A: Well, my family was extremely
fortunate. My grandfather was a doctor
and had a lot of money, so,my father,
inherited money and his 21-room
house. The house already badbath-
rooms and everything.
Q: What was electricity like?
A: We didn't, have electricity at
first; we had a gas motor that we had to.
pump. When we first got electricity, it
felt like heaven to do my homework
with light instead of a gas lamp or can-
dle.
When 'the electricians were putting
the wires in, my family was so excited.
Q: If you had the chance to go
back and change anything, would
you?
A: Yes. My mother died whei I was
a child, so I would keep her longer.
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.


tax levy to 5-1/2 mills are pro-
posed for the coming year. A
public hearing is set for 10 a.m.
on Aug. 5. The total budget will
be $460,000.
The days of wee-hour vote
counting in Hardee County are
nearly over. The Hardee County
Commission, has voted to pur-
chase a minimum of 10 voting
machines for usd in the 1960
elections. The machines -will
cost $1,800 each. Five will
probably be in Wauchula, two
in Bowling Green, one in Zolfo:
Springs, one in Ona and one in
the Popash precinct.
Former Hardee County agent
John Barco has charged that the
application, not his recommen-
dation, of copper sulfate was at
fault in the loss of 400 young
orange trees of a Zolfo Springs
grower. He hoped to refute the
claim of'J.M. Stewart that his
recommendation of Bluestone
caused the death of the 10-
monthi-old trees in April 1957.
The commission has been
authorized to pay Stewart up to
$1,000 if his claim is deemed
valid.


Hardee Theatre offers
"Thunder in the Sun," starring
Susan Hayward and Jeff
Chandler on Friday in color. On '
Saturday, "The Warriors" with
Errol Flynn and Joanne Dru,
will be in color and cinemas-
cope. Early .next week it is
"Warlock" with Richard Wid-
mark, Henry Fonda and Anth-
ony Quinn, and "Desire Under
the Elms," with Burl Ives and
Sophia Loren.
25 YEARS AGO
Construction on the new
109,000-square-foot shopping
center at U.S. 17 South is on
schedule despite recent heavy
rains. Wal-Mart will open first
and is set for a November grand
opening. Beall's will follow
next, then Kash 'N Karry, an ice
cream shop and several other
stores.
The Wauchula City Council
wants to establish handicapped
parking places at City Hall and
the Post Office, and has asked
city attorney Marcus, Ezelle to
draft an ordinance establishing
the parking spaces and a fine
for unauthorized parking in
them.
Wauchula's National Football
League ambassador Zeke Mo-
watt starts his second year with
the New York Giants. Last year
he signed as a free agent and
beat out a nine-year veteran
tight end.

English Chevrolet announces
its moving sale. All 1984 cars
and trucks will be sold, some at
as much as a $3,000 discount,
some at factory invoice price.
The company is moving from
its location on South Eighth
Avenue to its new home on U.S.
17 South.
10 YEARS AGO
Newborn deer, a veteran
Florida black bear and four
ostriches are hoping to move
into their new home before the
end of the year. Bids to com-
plete the Pioneer Park Animal
Refuge were opened last week.
It will spread out north and west
of the Nickerson-Ullrich
Building and will include spa-
cious exhibits, viewing pavil-
ions and a 100-foot boardwalk.


The $605,000 road-paving,
project which begins in October
includes 19.85 miles of resur-
facing of coarse and dirt roads
around the county, new con-
struction on Ollie Roberts,
Parnell and Beechwood roads
and Chamberlain Boulevard,
and bridges on Lake Branch, '
Heard Bridge and Steve
Roberts Special.

The proposed Hardee County
School Board $42 million bud-
get will have its first public
review on July 26. Also up for
review is the tentative facilities
work program and capital out-
lay project. Two mills of the


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9.151 mills are set aside for
capital projects.

Once suffering and near
death, Hardee County's only
hospital is on the way to recov-
ering its health. In April, the '
County Commission committed
$250,000 this year, $500,000 in
the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1
and a final $250,000 in the first
six months of 2000-01 to help-
the hospital weather its 'finan-
cial storms and remain afloat.

If our country is worth'-
dying for in time of war let us
resolve that it is truly worth
living for in time of peace.







4A The Herald-Advocate, July 23, 2009


SANTOS RODRIGUEZ
ARTEAGA
Santos Rodriguez Arteaga,
84, .of Bartow, died on Sunday,
July 12, 2009, at her home.
Born Oct. 16, 1924, in Tama-
ulipas, Mexico, she had moved
to Wauchula in 1966 and to
Bartow eight years ago.* She
was a homemaker and member
of Centro Guadalupano Catho-
lic Mission in Wahneta.
She was preceded in death by
two infant daughters and four
siblings.
Survivors include her hus-.
band of 55 years Primitivo
Arteaga Sr. of Bartow; three
sons, Primitivo Arteaga Jr. and
wife Blanca, Jesse Arteaga, and
Adolfo Arteaga and wife
Veronica, all of Bartow; two
daughters Santos Alvarado and
husband Jose ofi. Auburndale,
and Ana Delgado and husband
Enrique of Bartow; a brother
Silverio Rodriguez and two sis-
ters, Martha Chapa and Balbina
Flores, all of Mission, Texas;15
grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was last Thursday
from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary
said at 7 p.m. at the funeral
home. A funeral Mass was cele-
brated at 10 a.m. Friday at
Centro Guadalupano Catholic
Mission in Wahneta.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
Bartow


LOUISE METHENY
POWELL
Louise Metheny Powell, 91,
of Zephyrhills, died on Mon-
day, July 13, 2009, at East
Pasco Care Center, surrounded
by family, and after a lengthy
battle with congestive heart
failure.
Born Viola Louise Methe-
ny on April 21, 1918, as the
eldest daughter, she finished
only the llth grade at Wau-
chula High School because she
had to care for her five siblings
after her mother became ill.
She was baptized into the
Christian Faith at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula as a
young girl.
She married her husband
Edwin Powell on June 12,
1938, in Fort Meade. After-
wards they lived in Fort
Meade, Plant City, Frostproof,
Lake Wales and Lakeland, and
for a short time in Sumter,
S.C., where she always made a
warm, loving home for her
husband and children.
In 1970, she and Ed moved
to Wauchula to care for her
widowed father for the next 35
years. Following Ed's death in
October 2002, she moved in
with her daughter Karen and
son-in-law George Little in
Zephyrhills due to her own ill
health.
Louise devoted her life to
her family and her children.
She was selfless, sacrificing
everything for her children.
She wanted her children and
grandchildren to have the edu-
cation and opportunities she
never had as a child of the
depression.
She was a wonderful cook,
who whas knbwn for her pecan
pies, marvelous cakes and
many other wonderful south-
ern dishes. She loved cooking
for her family and amassed an
extensive collection of cook-
books and recipes over many
years. Family favorites were


RUBY LEE BELL
Ruby Lee Bell, 70, of Zolfo
Springs, died Sunday, July 19,
2009, at her home.
Born on Aug. 13, 1939, in
Louisiana, she came to Hardee
County from Louisiana 41
years ago. She was a nursery
worker and Jehdvah's Witness.
Survivors include three sons,
James Weaver of Mississippi,
Nathan Anderson of Texas and
Robert Lee Anderson of Wau-
chula; two daughters, Geraldine
Pollock of Zolfo Springs and
Ruby Nell Anderson of Miami;
one sister Josephine Green of
Mississippi; and numerous
grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
Visitation is Saturday from 9
to 11 a.m. at the funeral home
where services will be held at
11 a.m. Interments follows in
Magnolia Manor Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


BENJAMIN F. MCKINNEY
Benjamin F. McKinney, 86,
of Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, July 15, 2009, in Sebring.
Born on Aug. 14, 1922 in
Bartow, he served in World War
II in the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. He was a member of
Immanuel Baptist Church of
Bowling Green, and a heavy
equipment operator in construc-
tion.
Survivors include two sons,
Richard McKinney of Engle-
wood and Benjamin McKinney
of Arkansas; and two sisters,
Iris E. Nichols and Betty Carl-
ton, both of Bowling Green.
Services were Friday at 11
a.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel
with the Rev. Roland Davis
officiating. Interment followed
in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauc'hula


her macaroni and cheese,
southern fried chicken and var-
ious other personal and family
recipes.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Earl Lesley and
Chrisolene Spires Metheny of
Wauchula; her husband of 64
wonderful years, Edwin Lind-
sey Powell; two brothers
William Lesley Metheny of
Wauchula and Harley Allen
Metheny of Sebring; and two
sisters Frances M. Newsome
of Fort Meade and Myrtle M.
Pollard-Willis of Avon Park.
She is survived by one sis-
ter, Faye M. Cheatwood of
Lakeland; three sons, Edwin
Earl Powell and wife Susan of
Woodbridge, Va., Richard
Larry Powell and wife Brenda
of Valrico, and Willliam
Lindsey Powell and wife Patsy
of Lakeland; one daughter,
Karen P. Little and husband
George of Zephyrhills; seven
grandchildren, Lisa P. Cler and
husband Rod of Davenport,
Iowa, Lara K. Sikes of Dacula,
Ga., Lisette P. Gilreath and
husband John of Dade City,
Michael E. Little and wife
Julie of Spring Hill, George W.
Little of Zephyrhills, Kimberly
N. Little of Tampa, and Kevin
L. Powell and wife Heather of
Kathleen; two step-grandchil-
dren, Ross Alexander and
Dana Alexander Galarneau
and husband John, all of
Valrico; 11 great-grandchil-
dren, Whitman Emily, Waker
Robert and Beckett Powell
Cler of Davenport, Iowa,
Mason Alexander and Kath-
leen Elizabeth Sikes of Dacula,
Ga., Victoria Lauren Powell-
Gilreath and Gabriel Sebastian
Gilreath of Dade City, Kody
and' Kaelyn Powell of Lake-
land, Natalya Little of Spring
Hill and Aaron Little of
Zephyrhills; six step-great-
grandchildren, Gavin Joseph
Galarneau, and Rebecca,
Chelsea, Jessica, Elizabeth and
Joyce Alexander, all of
Valrico: and a large number of
nieces and nephews and other
extended family that she
deeply loved.
Visitation was held at the
Brant Funeral Chapel from
noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday and
was followed immediately by
a Celebration of Life. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.

Brant Funeral
Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


Obituaries'


IN LOVING
MEMORY


EDGAR GEORGE
PHANEUF III
Edgar George Phaneuf III,
44 of Wauchula, died on Friday,
July 10, 2009, in Wauchula.
Born Nov. 21, 1964, in Balti-
more, Md., he came to Hardee
County six months agq.-.He
served in the U.S. Army and
was a semi-trailer mechanic.
Survivors include his mother
Goldie Young of. Maryland;
fiance Diane Radandt of Wau-
chuhl; and sister Lisa Better of
Maryland.
There are no services sched-
uled at this time.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


JESSE RAGON
BARNETT JR.
Jesse Ragon Barnett Jr., 83,
of Fort Meade, died on Mon-
day, July 20, 2009, at Good
Shepherd Hospice in Auburn-
dale.
Born in Marietta, Ga., on
Sept. 11, 1925, he was the
'founder of Barnett's Inc. in
1945 and a citrus grower. He
was mayor of Fort Meade and a
city judge at age 23.
He was a member of First
*United Methodist Church of
Fort Meade, past member of
Fort Meade Lions Club, and
past board member of Peace
River Country Club.
He was preceded in death by
a sister Madeline Holloway.
Survivors include his wife of
64 years, Bettye R. Barnett of
Fort Meade; daughter Bettye
Ann Sykes and husband Gary
of Fort Meade; son Jesse Ragon
Barnett III and wife Judy of
Fort Meade; sister Marge
Pennington of Atlanta, Ga;
three brothers, Dave Barnett
and John Barnett, both of Fort
Meade and Sam Barnett of
Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grand-
children; and four great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 10 a.m. at First
Methodist Church of Fort
Meade. Interment follows at
Evergreen Cemetery.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade







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IT'S ICE CREAM MONTH!
July is National Ice Cream Month, and just naturally follows
National Dairy Month in June.
I love ice cream so much I purchased an electric ice cream
maker, so all I have to do is plug it in after I have added the ingre-
dients and walk away from it while it does all the work!
Regardless of whether you make your own or buy it at the gro-
cery store, ice cream is everyone's favorite summer treat for'snacks
or desserts. So reading labels is very important when you choose
ice cream to avoid going over your fat and calorie budget. Ice
cream is made with dairy products, which naturally contain animal
fat because they originate from dairy cows. Here are three tips to
help you enjoy your favorite treat without the guilt:
1.) Choose fat-free ice cream or frozen yogurt over
regular ice cream and save 100 calories per half cup.
2.) Light ice creams have about half the fat as their
regular counterparts.
3.) Go easy on toppings or see the suggestions below
for fresh fruit combinations. Toppings can add a sig-
nificant amount of calories to ice cream. Two table-
spoons of most toppings contain around 100 calories.
Fresh fruit is always your best bet for a delicious, healthy ice
cream topping. You may pick from the following:
* Fresh strawberries
* Peaches mixed with fresh raspberries
* Kiwi and mango slices
* Fresh cherries
* Blueberries and blackberries
* Sliced apricots
Here are some ice cream label terms to help you as you make
the healthiest selections of ice cream:
* Low-fat: Three grams or less fat per serving
* Light: 50 percent less fat than the brand's regular ice cream
* Ice Milk: Can mean low-fat or light
* Nonfat: Less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving
* No sugar added: Neither ice cream nor add-ins can be
sweetened with sugar; can use artificial sweeteners. This does not
mean sugar free or calorie free.
Hopefully, this information will help you make the healthiest
possible choice of your favorite ice cream. Go ahead and enjoy this'
delicious dessert or snack, which iscool and refreshing during
these hot summer months!
Call the Hardee County Extension Service at 773-2164 for
more information on how to eat healthy all year long.


JAMES F. "SPORT"
BALDWIN
James F. "Sport" Baldwin,
80, of Wauchula, passed away
on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at
Hope Hospice, Sebring.
Born in San Diego, Calif.,
on Oct. 10, 1928, he was mar-
ried to Joan for 56 years. He
moved to Florida in 1954 and
was a cattleman for 36 years.
He is survived by his wife
Joan; sisters Katheryn Love-
day of Orlando and Doris
Drown of Venice; numerous
nieces and nephews in Flori-
da, North Carolina and South
Carolina; and many cousins
throughout Kentucky and
West Virginia.
He will be missed.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
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BENJAMIN F.
MCKINNEY
Benjamin F. McKinney,
86, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in
Sebring.
Born on Aug. 14, 1922 in
-Bartow, he served..in World
War II inr the U.S.. Army
Corps of Engineers. He was a
member of Immanuel Baptist
Church of Bowling Green,
and a heavy equipment oper-
ator in construction.
Survivors include two
sons, Richard McKinney of
Englewood and Benjamin
McKinney of Arkansas; and
two sisters, Iris E. Nichols
and Betty Carlton, both of
Bowling Green.
Services were Friday at 11
a.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel with the Rev. Roland
Davis officiating. Interment
followed in Bowling Green
Cemetery.



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it's this appreciation that
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hearing and, regular meet-
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Florida Ave:., Wauchula, 5:01
p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY. JULY30
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nex 1,412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


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RUBY LEE
BELL
Ruby Lee Bell, 70, of
Zolfo Springs, died Sunday,
July 19, 2009, at her home.
Born on Aug. 13, 1939, in
Louisiana, she came to Hard-
ee County from Louisiana 41
years ago. She was a nursery
worker and Jehovah's Wit-
ness.
Survivors include three
sons, James Weaver of Miss-
issippi, Nathan Anderson of
Texas and Robert Lee
Anderson of Wauchula; two
daughters, Geraldine Pollock
of Zolfo Springs and Ruby
Nell Anderson of Miami; one
sister Jos'ephine Green of
Mississippi; and numerous
grandchildren- and great-
grandchildren.
Visitation is Saturday from
9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral
home where services will be
held at 11 a.m. Interments
follows in Magnolia Manor
Cemetery.



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Cou1! B ^I*rth'oF4^use 1:Repo]rtu


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:.
Francisco Martinez, 40,
Bowling Green, and Amanda
Renee Chandler, 28, Bowling
Green.
Francisco Segura Aleman,
29, Bowling Green, and Sarah
Lee Lazo, 37, Zolfo Springs.
Jordan Matthew Thompson,
25, Savannah, Ga., and Virginia
Lee Smith, 23,-Savannah, Ga.
Israel Ramirez, 23, Wau-
chula, and Magaly Gutierrez,
20, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o of
Herbert A. Pollard III vs. Troy
Stewart and Venus M. Owens,
judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Magdalena Deleon, default
judgment.
Northstar Capital Acquisition
LLC vs. Artis Baker, default
judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Donna
J. Newman, consent judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Joe A.
Brown, default judgment.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Brenda Bellomy, voluntary dis-
missal.
Portfolio Recovery Associ-
ates LLC vs. Amanda Johnson,
voluntary dismissal.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Frances Smith, judgment of
June 30, 2009 set aside.
American Express Bank FSB
vs. Thomas Schipper, voluntary-
dismissal.
Citifinancial Services Inc. vs.
Sherri Johnson, voluntary dis-
missal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court;
Nancy Grace Martinez, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
probation one year, alcohol/-
drug abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
cost of prosecution (COP), $50
investigative costs.
Joshua Ryan Wimberly, pos-
session. of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion one year, alcohol/drug
abuse evaluation/treatment,
random screens, warrantless
search and seizure, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Jose Jack Gutierrez, posses-
sion of marijuana, probation
one year, evaluation/treatment,
warrantless search and seizure,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $100
COP.
Maximino Mejia Perez, tres-
pass on property, obstructing a
criminal investigation and tres-
pass, 45 days in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), stay off
property, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Linda R. Rincon vs. Edward
Garcia, petition for injunction
for protection.


Monday-Friday 9:00 am to


Deutsche Bank Trust Co. as
trustee vs. Beth A. Schaefer,
petition to foreclose mortgage.
Household Finance Corp. III
vs. Yvonne Green and Christo-
pher Byers, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
Suntrust Bank vs. Pierre
Rouzier, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
BAC Home Loan Servicing
LP vs. Charles W. Freeman and
Cheryl A. Freeman, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Wesley Lanier vs. Michael
Mings, petition for injunction
for protection.
Tomeka S. Rodriguez and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Jerold L. Jefferson
Sr., interstate petition for child
support.
Billie Sue Mohn vs. Michael
Mohn, petition for injunction
for protection.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust as trustee vs. Perry
Thomas Knight and Beverly
Sue Knight, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
David E. Fugate vs. Bobbi
Joan Fugate, petition for in-
junction for protection.
David E. Fugate o/b/o minor
child vs. Bobbi Joan Fugate,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Ashely Nicole Stanford and
DOR vs. Ralph Williams III,
interstate petition for child sup-
port.
Rosario Ponce and DOR vs.
Mario Ponce, petition for child
support administrative order.
Lucia DeSantiago and DOR
vs. Hector M. Sierra, petition
for child support administrative
order.
Esmeralda Calderon and
DOR vs. David Cruz, petition
for child support administrative
order.
Lizette Ramirez and DOR vs.
Toribio Ramirez Jr., petition for
child support.
Brandon Lee Newman arid
DOR vs. Angela Marina New-
man, petition for child support.
Stephanie Anna Montoya
and DOR vs. Paulino Rod-
riguez Jr., petition for child sup-
port.
Mercedes Alvarez and Rafael
Hernandez Alvarez, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit, court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:-
Amanda L. Elisondo and
Robert M. Revell Jr., order.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Joe Louis Brown, stipulated
settlement of forfeiture and vol-
untary dismissal.
Brandie Derringer and
Charles E. Derringer, order.
Bryan Scott Spivey and DOR
vs. Susan Ladina Spivey, child
support order.
Dragps Alexandru and
Florica Alexandru, divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Moran C. Schneider, Sabrina
Schneider et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Daniel Toledo-Arroyo and
Sinforosa Popoca-Tolendo vs.
Rodolfo Lopez, judgment for
plaintiffs on Count 3, judgment
for defendant on Count 2,
Count I dismissed.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.


Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report, by
and the recommendation 'of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Anthony Rico Alvarado, bur-
glary of a conveyance and pos-
segsion of burglary tools, two
years community control -
house arrest, warrantless search
and seizure, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender
fees, $100 COP, restitution to
be set; criminal mischief, time
served.
Brett Adam Contreras, felony
battery, adjudication withheld,
18 months probation, 26-week
anger management class, no
contact with victim, $667 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $100 COP, resti-,
tution to be get; child abuse/-'
intentional infliction and crimi-
nal mischief, not prosecuted.
James Dale Fulton, posses-
sion of ammo by a convicted
felon, possession of a firearm
by a felon, battery on a law
enforcement officer and felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, two years community con-
trol, $520 fines and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $100
COP.
Angel Rodriguez, grand theft
auto and criminal mischief, not
prosecuted.
Cedric Taylor, fleeing to
elude an officer, domestic bat-
*tery, possession of cocaine and
possession of a firearm by a
felon, 11 months 29 days in jail
CTS, license suspended three
years, $667 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees' and
$100 COP placed on lien; pos-
session of marijuana and felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, not prosecuted.
Joe Louis Brown, possession
of a short barrel shotgun and
sale of cocaine, adjudication
withheld, probation two, years,
no weapons or firearms, war-
rantless search and seizure, fine
and court costs waived, $100
COP.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Wells, Fargo Bank NA as
trustee to Juan C. and Lisa J.
Rubio, $30,000.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. as trustee to Juan
Carlos Mares Hernandez and
Brenda Lillian Marmolejo
Duran, $45,000.
C. Felix Harvey and Myrtilla
Harvey Brody as trustee to
Kahn Grove Services Co.,
$195,000.
HSBC Bank USA as trustee
to Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
$47,000.
SFJV 2005 LLC to
Tranquilinio Villalva-Montero,
$810,000.
Farr Groves LLC to Oak
Grove Missionary Baptist
Church Inc., $250,000.
Barbara H. McCall as per-
sonal representative to Sharon
Belle Medlock, $53,500.
Louis R. and Mary A. Lupold
to George E. Pippen Jr.,
$165,000.
Wauchula State Bank to
Cecilia Naranjo, $45,000. \
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Mario E. Santoyo, $150,000.


Ben Albritton Raises $148,436


In 2nd Quarter For State Race


State House District 66 can-
didate Ben Albritton of Wau-
chula filed' his first report of
campaign contributions since
becoming a candidate for state
representative on April 2.
Albritton raised $148,435.85
from 402 contributors during
the period of April 1 through
June 30. That start places him
as a fundraising leader 'among
both incumbent and non-incum-
bent candidates seeking elec-
tion to the Florida House of
Representatives.
Albritton commented, "I am
truly humbled by the outpour-
ing of support that my family,
friends and' neighbors have
shown me. I take ,their invest-
ment in my campaign very seri-
ously, and my pledge is to work
as hard as I can to earn every
vote. After all, campaigns are
about people, and I plan to take


my message of job growth, fis-
cal discipline and family values
to the front doors of voters
across the district."
State Rep. Baxter Troutman
of Winter Haven, who will be
unable to seek re-election due
to term limits, currently repre-
sents House District 66. The
district covers all of Hardee
County, southern Polk County
(including portions of Lake-
land, Bartow, Winter Haven,
Lake Wales) and northwestern
Highlands County (Avon Park
area).
Albritton is a sixth-genera-
tion Floridian and a fourth-gen-
eration citrus grower. He cur-
rently serves as the chair of the
Florida Citrus Commission and
is an active managing partner
for Albritton Companies, a
group of family-owned compa-
nies involved in citrus grove


ownership, citrus grove -care
and management, horticultural'
consulting, risk management
and insurance, offering services':
tp clientele statewide.,
In 1990 Albritton earned a,
bachelor's degree in citrus/busi-:
ness from Florida Southern:
College, and has since complet-
ed graduate studies at the
University of Florida as Well as
executive training at the
Columbia University Graduate:
School of Business. Albritton is
an avid reader.
Albritton considers the most
important charges in his life to
be a devoted husband to his
wife, Missy, an involved and
dedicated father to his three
children, Rebecca, 11, Joshua,
8, and Ryan, 4, and a depend-
able person of faith.


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Hardee County Education Foundation Scholarships
Class of 2009 Deadline Approaching
Attention HHS Class of 2009 Graduates:
This letter is a reminder that September 1,2009, is the deadline to apply for our Foundation's
scholarship money.
While you and your fellow class members were in elementary school, the Hardee County
Education Foundation sponsored a fundraising event that gives you an opportunity for some additional
scholarship money as you further your education after high school. This money was raised by parents,
community members, and local businesses. As the Class of 2009, you are the fourth group of
graduating seniors who will receive the benefits from this money.
To receive the money that was raised and invested requires-that you must have:
1. graduated from Hardee Senior High School with the Class of 2009,
2. attended the Hardee County School System for 8 years or more. They do not have to be in
consecutive years, and
3. now be pursuing a college, trade, or technical school education after high school.
Unfortunately, if you do not meet all three of these requirements then you will not be eligible for these
funds. After September 1, all the available money will be divided equally among the seniors who do qualify.
In an effort to process your application, complete and return the following information. You must
inlu, vrour acretance letter or other proof of acceptance. i.e. an invoice from your selected


ni situation verify .


Sincerely,
Sharon Corbett
President
Hardee County Education Foundation, Inc.


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IStudent Name: _
IHome Mailing Address:

IStudent Social Security Number: ____
JHome Telephone Number:____
IName of Post Secondary Institution: __
IComplete Address of Institution's Business or Financial Aid Office: _____


ITelephone Number of Financial Aid Office:


Return by mail to:
Debra Daggett, contact person
Hardee Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, FL 33873
or return In person to her at North Wauchula Elementary
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All completed applications must be received on or before September f, 2009
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8A The Herald-Advocate, July 23, 2009


State Honors Main Street Wauchula


Secretary of State Kurt S.
Browning has announced that
Main Street Wauchula Inc. has
been designated as the Florida
Main Street Program of the
Month for July.
Selection for this award is
based on an accumulation of
active participation in the
Florida Main Street Program.
It is well documented that
Main Street programs cannot
survive and thrive without the
support of the community. With
the combined efforts of local
government, residents and mer-
chants, any town can witness a
new level of vitality in a place
called downtown.
"Main Street Wauchula rec-
ognizes the positive impact they
can make by bringing people
together and stimulating their
local economy," Browning said.
"This outstanding Florida Main
Street Program continues to
honor historic preservation


principles and promote commu-
nity involvement."
Main Street Wauchula en-
gages the community with pop-
ular events such as Grillin' &
Chillin' on Main and Friday
Night Live, which is held on the
third Friday of each month with
live entertainment and games
downtown. Themes for the
event vary every month. During
the past three months, average
attendance has been 700.
Hardee County businesses
and other non-profit organiza-
tions are actively involved in
supporting family activities
during these events, the state
noted in giving the award.
The history of Wauchula
began in the 1840s during the
Seminole Wars, when military
forts were established to protect
early settlers. As more families
began to settle, they were deed-
ed property under the Home-
stead Act.


Vegetables and citrus were
popular agricultural activities,
but the cattle ranching industry
proved to be the most profitable
of all, according to the state."
In the 20th .century, the
largest area of open-range
ranching in the United States
was in the peninsula'of Florida.
Many cowboys were needed to
manage the herds of cows.
These cowboys were the origi-
nal "Crackers," named for the
cracking whips used to handle
cattle.
In 1886, the Florida Southern
Railway laid tracks and estab-
lished a railway depot in the
area - the depot still exists
today. This railroad company
gave the town the name of
"Wauchula," derived from the
Miccosukee Indian word Wa-
tu-la-ha-kee, meaning "call of
the Sandhill crane."
Wauchula grew rapidly as
stores opened and the phos-
phate industry flourished. In
1902, the town was incorporat-


ed. The town is now the seat of
Hardee County.
Wauchula was selected as a
viable place to initiate a Florida
Main Street Program that would


enhance the downtown business
district.
Since its designation in 1995,
the Main Street Wauchula com-
munity has benefited from rein-
vestment of nearly $13 million
in public and private projects.
In addition, the commercial dis-
trict has grown, with 50 new


businesses resulting in the cre-
ation of 156 new jobs.
Among fairly recent projects,
a streetscape plan was domplet-
ed on Seventh and Eighth ave-
nues of downtown. It included
sidewalk replacement, integrat-
ed irrigation and the installation
of a sound system.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Already a graduate of the Florida Associaflon of
Counties' voluntary certification program on the com-
plexities of county government and public life, Hardee
County Commissioner Minor Bryant recently joined 17
others in the 27-hour comprehensive advanced commis-
sioner leadership program in Gainesville. The three nine-
hour seminars focused on growth and development
visioning, implementation, and environment. The recent
group included three commissioners from Indian River,
two each from Polk, Okeechobee and Clay counties and
one each from eight other counties. In photo above,
Bryant (left) receives a plaque of achievement from
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luly 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Vandolah Power Sponsors Science Awards At ZSE
ice took center stage af Fifth Grade - Mia Newton. these students were Simon and Taylor Allen. the highest score on FCAT presented with a trophy for her'
-of-the-year awards cer- Certificates were also pre- Rojas-Bautista, Claudia Klein The fifth-grade student with Science, Kayla Albritton, was high achievement.


sented to the most improved
science students, including the
following:
Third Grade -' Jasmine San- *
chez and Carlos Chaires.
Fourth Grade - Samuel Gar-
cia, Cody Cumbee, Maria Car-
ranza, Adriana Miller and Yo-
landa Carbajal.
Fifth Grade - Kelly Jung,
,Ashley Trone, Thalia Duran and
Rashel Richardson.
Fifth grade is an important
year for science, as the subject
is included in the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test at
this level in the elementary
schools.
A trophy was presented to a
student in each fifth-grade
classroom with the highest end-
of-the-year average in science.


emonies for third, fourth and
fifth graders at Zolfo Springs
Elementary School.
The school was proud to wel-
come VafTdolah Power Co. as its
business partner this year, and
to initiate the Vandolah Power
Co. Science Award to deserving
students.
Plant administrator Kristen
Albritton and school Principal
Jan Beckley presented certifi-
cates to students who had the
highest averages in science.
Those receiving this award
were:
Third Grade - Montana
Bishop and Gabriela Reyes.
Fourth Grade - Devin Fair-
field, James Hancock, Aniceto
Estrada, Faith Hays and Tiffany
Pina.


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COURTESY PHOTO
*Students were recognized for their achievements in science during Zolfo Springs
Elementary School's awards ceremony. Shown are (standing up front, from left) Rashel
Richardson, Thalia Duran, Austin Walker, Simon Rojas-Bautista and William Christian;,
(back row) Principal Jan Beckley, Kelly Jung, Kayla Albritton, Diego Juarez, Claudia
Klein, Miranda Smith, Taylor Allen and Vandolah Power Co. plant administrator Kristen
Albritton.


New Science Class


Starting At HHS


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
Students at Hardee Senior
High School will have the
chance to gear up in goggles
and lab coats for the brand-new
science class being offered this
year.
Students now have the option
of taking Experimental Science
1 for a science credit. HHS has
partnered with the Society of
Mining Engineering to offer
this class with a unique per-
spective of science.
The class will allow students
to participate in laboratory
investigations, such as scientif-
ic inquiry, research, measure-
ment, problem solving, labora-
tory apparatus and technolo-
gies, experimental procedures
and safety procedures.
The new class will benefit
many students by offering men-
tors, off-site tours and field


trips, expert guest speakers,
basic materials provided for
free, weighted honors credit
and the chance for students to
enter their experiments into the
regional science fair.
Along with many fun
and exciting educational,oppoir-
tunities, the class also, offers
students scholarship opportuni-
ties. 0
The top three science fair
entries will receive scholarships
ranging from $100, $75 and
$50. An Academic Excellence
Award in the amount of $100
will be rewarded to the top-
achieving student.
Additional scholarship
money is available with ad-
vancement through regional
and state competitions.
For more information on how
to sign up for the newest addi-
tion to Hardee High, call 773-
3181.


B Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers

STAYCATIONS & VOLUNTOURISM
Summertime.. . and the livin' is easy.
. Or maybe not.
If you've been looking forward to a nice vacation this year but
you're worried about spending too much in this tough economy,
you may be thinking if you'd be better off forgetting the whole
idea. Lots of folks are rethinking the usual plans for lying on a
sunny beach, touring the country by RV, or flying off to some exot-
ic locale.
Even if you're among those lucky enough to be able to afford
to travel, you might feel that with so many people suffering the
awful effects of the recession, a vacation just doesn't seem like a
good use of your time and money.
So what then?
I have two words for you: staycation and voluntourism.
The words are fairly new, but the ideas are not. They've been
gaining in popularity over the last few years. A "staycation" means
that you enjoy your vacation time at home or nearby.
"Voluntourism" entails traveling to a different, even foreign, loca-
tion and offering your services as a volunteer.
But like any worthwhile holiday, these ideas take planning if
you want to get the most out of them. Take the staycation, for
instance. Deciding to just stay home and then figure out what to do
is not a good way to either relax or to enjoy yourself. In fact, psy-
chologist Dr. Ilene Serlin warns that too much down time can actu-
ally drain your energy. And so can using technology such as e-mail
to stay in touch with your office. This, she says, can result in "ter-
rible stress - and there's no respite from it."
Instead, aim for balance - and try to get away from your usual
daily routine.
Get as many household chores as possible done before your
*time off. Plan a variety of activities and special splurges, if your
budget allows. Play tourist in your hometown. Visit a museum.
Take in a zoo. Check out a behind-the-scenes tour of someplace
you or your children have always wondered about. What about area
sports, music or theater events? Surely, there are places you've
meant to go and things that you wanted to do' when you had time.
Well, now is the time.
And, while you're planning, spend a day or two volunteering
to help your community. Local soup kitchens, homes for the elder-
ly and student tutoring programs could all use help, and you'll have
the immeasurable satisfaction of putting your faith and compassion
to work for others.
If you still want a holiday getaway, but want to come back
with more than a sunburn and some tacky T- shirts, consider sign-
ing on to help a non-profit organization.
Programs range from clearing hiking trails to working with
sick or heedy kids at camp. Some research at your library or on the
Web can guide you to a variety of possibilities. You will still prob-
ably have to pay for your travel arrangements, but you'll have a
memorable experience and be sure that you made a real difference.
Karen Anthony, director of alumni travel at the University of
Notre Dame, has organized a number of these trips, and says, "Two
things stand out: first, individuals wish to return to the destination
where they served. Second, they tell me how the experience has
improved them spiritually and touched them deeply."
Who knows? With a new way of approaching it, this could turn
iqto one of the best vacations you've ever had.
Happy summertime!
For a free copy of "Giving From The Heart," write: 'The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.


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Greetings from Fort Green!
People have been busy enjoying
life aild the pursuit of happi-
ness.
Dennis, Beth and Jimmy
Sasser have been on vacation
and enjoyed some of the time at
their hunting camp in Madison.
Deer season is just around the
corner.
Joyce Coker and Betty
Abbott went to -Longboat Key
on the 14th and had a superb
time. First they visited Cindy
Coker and Mason Waters, and
then journeyed on down to visit
Betty Waters at her condo.
Betty recounted their day as
Cindy drove, and you need
someone who knows where to
go and someone young! They
do have more traffic than in
Wauchula.
Mason caught a big red fish
and Joyce, Cindy, Betty A. and
Betty W. went shopping at St
Armand's Circle. They had a
lovely lunch at the Columbia
Restaurant. After visiting the
sights in the circle, they went
back to the beach and enjoyed
the beautiful view of Longboat
Key. The tide was going out and
people were going out in boats.
Betty said they finally returned
to Fort Green, tired but relaxed.
A good time was truly had by
all.
Carol and Johnny Brown
journeyed nearly as far as Key
West looking for the best fish-
ing spot. Johnny said he decid-
ed that Punta Gorda was as
good as any area he saw. He has
a nice saltwater boat.
Charles and Lynda Abbott
returned home from a great trip
to their place in Blairsville, Ga.
Charles said the night tempera-
ture was 55 and during the day
it reached the 70s. On the return
trip home, the gas in Georgia
was only $2.27 and when they
reached Wauchula, the gas was
$2.49 and the temperature in the
90s!
Pat Albritton and her family
enjoyed a delicious supper at
the Longhorn in Lakeland last
Tuesday. They were celebrating
Pat turning another year older.
On the way home they made
their usual stop at the DQ.
Jean Sadler said son-in-law
Daniel Duke is always ready for
ice cream when they are half
way home! This is a great habit



Snapper


Season


Shorter
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
voted to adjust the recreational
harvest season for red snapper
in Gulf of Mexico state waters
to account for over-harvests in
2008.
The commission took this
action after receiving support
from several fishing groups and
conservation organizations \at
its public hearing in Crystal
River.
The National Marine Fisher-
ies Service has estimated that
recreational fishers in the Gulf
exceeded last year's annual red
snapper catch limit by about 1.2
million pounds. A federal law
requires that harvest levels must
be reduced in the year follow-
ing a previous year's over-har-
vest.
Consequently, the national
service shortened the recre-
ational red snapper harvest sea-
son in Gulf federal waters -
beyond nine nautical miles
from shore - from June 1
through Sept. 30 to June 1
through Aug. 14.
The FWC has now approved
the same season change for
state waters.
"Shortening the fishing sea-
son will reduce the harvest of
Gulf red snapper in the short
term and help rebuild the fish-
ery's population so that anglers
can enjoy better red snapper
fishing in the future," said FWC
Chairman Rodney Barreto.


and easy to form.
Stephanie, Jeremy and Jonah
Boling spent a little over a week
visiting her parents, Steve and
Tara McGaughey, our new pas-
tor. They enjoyed the area and
had a wonderful experience one
day at Coquina Beach. This
entire family has beautiful blue
eyes. I think it unusual for the
wife and husband to have the
same type beautiful colored
eyes. With this combination, I
guess the son would have to fol-
low suit. This young couple is
very friendly and is in college
following their dream to be
missionaries.
Don't forget the workday at
the Methodist Cemetery on the
25th. Bring your- working
tools, come early and lunch will
be furnished. We are having
tubed steak (hot dogs), but
when Randy Davis cooks them
they taste just as good as the
real thing!
Also, mark your calendar for
this Sunday. In the a.m. service
we will have Gulf State Quartet
singing, followed by a Thanks-
giving Dinner in July. There
will be the usual Thanksgiving
food for $6. This is a fundraiser
for the youth to have a back-to-
school party for the entire
neighborhood.
July 26 is special to me
because it was my late older
brother Don's birthday. He and
his family were at their lake
house near Palatka, and he was
extremely hot from mowing his
yard. His wife took over the job
and he sat down and drank
some cold ice water, and had a
massive heart attack at the age
of 45.
I have always been told that
you should not drink ice water
when you were hot, but he did.
I don't know if he remembered
Grandpa telling us that when
we were children or if he
thought it was an old wives'
tale.
Anyway, you all come out to
Fort Green foi some good
singing and good food!
Edith Bassett was a little
under the weather and missed
church Sunday morning, as did
Betty and Clint Walker. Also,
Slick Thompson's dad has can-
cer, and 'all these need our
prayers. Please. pray for them
and each other.










The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
July 6-19. 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 move are
listed.
APPLIED
Dwight Douglas, Doc Coil
Road, mobile home, $2,500.
Dwight Douglas, Beeson
Road, mobile home, $2,500.
Jennings Thomas, Murphy
Road, mobile home, $78,000.
Susan Davies, Sunset Street,
mobile home, $77,000.
City of Wauchula, East Main
Street, depot renovations,,
$270,000.
ISSUED
Harrison Const., Hancock
Road, single family residence,
$80,000,
Owner/builder, Pennsylvania
Avenue, enclosed carport,
$1,145.
Owner/builder, Steve Roberts
Special, re-roof, $2,386.
Jimerico Const., U.S. 17,
Zolfo Springs, commercial
building, $500,000.
James Cobb, Terrell Road,
roofing, $6,000.
Owner/builder, single-family
home rehabilitation, $27,000.
Owner/builder, Hopkins
Lane, shed, $4,260.
Richie Evans, Hobb Road,
roofing, $1,440.
Advanced Air, Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, A/C, $4,325.
Advanced Air, Sellers Street,
A/C, $3,785.


BUILDING BLOCKS
If you hire a contractor and
the improvements cost more
*than $2,500, you should know
that you may be liable if you
pay the contractor and he fails
to pay his suppliers or subcon-
tractors. Be sure you get a list of
all suppliers and subcontractors
covering the materials used and
work performed on your prop-
erty.


SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION


COURTESY PHOTO
The Major C. Morris Scholarship Foundation held its third annual awards dinner on May 23"at New Mt. Zion'AME
Church in Wauchula. Nominees and their families were treated to a barbecue dinner and entertainment by Christina
Pace, a 2009 graduate of Hardee Senior High School. Each nominee was presented with a copy of local author Gayle
Knight's latest book and, for college, a personalized pillowcase, a picture frame and a microwave oven. Foundation
representatives and student award winners shown at the dinner are (from left) Ladarius Pace, Chelsea Harris, third
runner-up Grant Roberts, second runner-up Justin Hines, scholarship winner Maia Faulk, Bailee Williams, Marilyn
Morris, Major L Morris and Krystin Robertson; and (standing in front) Tirease Morris.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Rejoice greatly, 0 My peo-
ple! Shout' with joy! Look -
your King is coming! He is
the righteous One, the
Victor! Yet He is lowly, riding
on a donkey's colt.
Zechariah 9:9 (TLB)

FRIDAY
Then I saw heaven opened-,
and behold, a white horse!
He who sat upon it is called
Faith and True . . . On His
robe and on His thigh, He
has a name inscribed, "King
of kings, and Lord of lords."
Revelation 19:11,16 (RSV)

SATURDAY
Then Jehoshaphat, king of
Judah, stood up and he
said, "Lord, God of our
ancestors, You are the God
in heaven. You rule over all
the kingdoms of the nations.
You have power and
strength, so no one can
stand against You."
11 Chronicles 20:6 (NCV)

SUNDAY
And yet the grace God gives
is stronger than the world.
Thus Scripture says, "God
opposes the arrogant and
gives grace to the humble."
Be submissive then to God.
Stand up to the devil and he
will turn and run. Come
close to God, and He will/
come close to you.
James 4:6-8a (NEB)

MONDAY
I'm sure I'll see God's good-
ness in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God! Take heart!
Don't quit I'll say it again:
stay with God.
Psalm 27:11 (ME),

TUESDAY
Therefore, God has highly
exalted Him, and ,bestowed
on Him the name which is
above every name, that at
the name of Jesus every
knee should bow in heaven
and on earth and under the
earth, and every tongue con-
fess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the
Father.
Philippians 2:9-11 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
There you saw how the Lord
your God carried you, as a
father carries his son, all the
way you went.
Deuteronomy 1:31 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


This nation will remain the
land of the free only so long as
it is the home of the brave.
-Elmer Davis


Bowling Green Main Street


Project To Begin In Fall


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Federal stimulus dollars will
pay for two upcoming projects
in Bowling Green - resurfacing
Main Street and building side-
walks on West Main, city man-
ager Yvonne Kimball told the
city commission on July 14.
The $1.17 million Main
Street repaving project will
likely begin in October and the
$176,000 sidewalks project in
December, she said.
The Main Street repaving
will encompass the entire city
limits from Lake Branch Road
to the western limits.
The sidewalks, with four
inches of concrete and five feet
wide'will. be on the south side
of Main 'Sreet anA will go from
Chester Ave. to Pine Ave., said
Kimball.
Police Chief John Scheel said
the city has recently hired a new
police officer, Thomas Abbott.
Mayor Perry Knight said
Southwest Florida Water
Management District indicated
months ago the agency will
install a four-inch monitoring
well at Pyatt Park and wanted to
know the status of the project.
The city commission ap-
proved the final reading of an"
ordinance amending the unified
land development code regard-
ing setbacks for outbuildings
and other accessory uses on city
lots.
The commission okayed a
resolution of an evaluation and
appraisal report by the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council.
Resolutions with the Florida
Department of Transportation
were approved for, the city to


maintain Main Street and the
new sidewalks after they are
finished.
The commission approved a
resolution for a sanitation fee
schedule that will not increase
basic rates but will affect resi-
dents 'with too many garbage
cans or unsafe containers or
containers that do not comply
with' city regulations. Each
home can have up to three prop-
er containers.
Construction should begin
soon on changes to the city's
two parks mostly covered by a
state grant, said Kimball.
Pyatt Park improvements will
include demolish and backfill
the old city swimming pool,
$36,395; demolish pump house,
$7,240; build a tennis court,
$68,628; irrigation, landscaping
and well including electric ser-
vice, $65,697; playground sur-
face installation, $11,593;
shade structure, $22,856; and a
bike rack, two benches and two
trash receptacles, $2,968.
Additions to Community
Park will be playground surface
installation, $14,322; a bike
rack, two benches and two trash
receptacles, $2,968; and a nine-
station health trail exercise sys-
tem, $7,985.
The total cost of the upgrades
to the two city parks is
$240,652.
Kimball reported the Phase I
waterline installation on Bryan
Avenue along Bowling Green
Elementary School has been
completed. The cost was
$66,000.
The city has applied to the
Hardee County, Economic
Development Authority for a
2009 infrastructure grant of


$250,000. Since the city appli-
cation on June 1 the waterline
along Jones Street lhas ruptured;
twice.
The city's engineering firm of
Chastain Skillman has proposed
$46,000 for design to replace
the 10-inch line along Jones
Street and the six-inch line
along Main Street.
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency has been
asked to revisit existing hurri-
cane damage with a possible
grant to improve city hall.
A new drainage pipe was
recently installed at the comer
of Main and Dixianna.
Completion of the two city
park projects is expected within
four months, with the city pay-
ing about $15,000 for engineer-
ing design and a fraction of the
construction, said Kimball.
Michael Lake recently re-
signed from the city police de-
partment to join the sheriff's
office. V
Andy Maddox, manager of
Clear Well Inc., is helping the
city in its water and wastewater
systems.
Several weeks ago some
diesel fuel was stolen from the
public works compound.
The city's new website made
its debut on June 30, said
Kimball. It was designed by
Gerald Shackelford and is
www.bowlinggreenfl.org.
The county fire chief is
applying for federal stimulus
money to build a fire/rescue sta-
tion in the city.
There is still a possibility that
a low income senior communi-
ty could be built on property
behind the Wauchula State
Bank, Kimball said.


Women's League Plays Through


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
/ Afternoon thundershowers
haven't stopped the 2009
Women's Church Softball
League from getting its games
in evenings.
The teams successfully play-
led on Tuesday and Thursday
Last week..With a double-header
on Tuesday, Wauchula First
Methodist Church moved into
solid second place.
Holy Child. Catholic contin-
ues to reign unbeaten with its 6-
0 record. First Methodist is next
at 4-1, then Alpha & Omega/-
Freedom Ministry at 4-2.
Coming on are First Christian
Church, San Alfonso's Chapel,
-New Vision Worship Center
and New Hope Baptist Church.
Last Tuesday was a double-
victory for First Methodist. In
the opener, the Methodist ladies
won 17-2 over New Hope.
Everyone on the Methodist
roster scored. Mary Morgan cir-
cled the bases four times.
Shauntee Hines, Lacey Gulli-
ver, Heather Refoure and Eliza-
beth Macias added dual tallies
and Meagan Smith, Jennifer
Bryant, Elene Salas, Debbie
IGulliver and Calli Skipper add-


ed solo scores.
For New Hope, it was hard
going to get anyone all the way
to home plate. Kate T. and
Regan Davenport made it once
each. Leadoff batter Michelle
G., Davenport and Monica R.
were each stranded twice and-
Melanie H., Kate T., Beth
Radford, Kim B., Jessica H. and
Courtney T. were all stranded as
well.
In the Tuesday closer, First
Methodist downed San Alfon-
so's 22-2.
Debbie Gulliver led First
Methodist with four scores.
Hines and Salas each added
three, Smith, Bryant, Morgan,
Refoure and Macias two apiece
and Lacey Gulliver and Skipper
one each.
Melinda Silva and Maggie
Olvera each made a trip around
the bases for San Alfonso's.
Rashaonea Lampley, Priscilla,
Carmen and Sasha were left on
base.
On Thursday, in the 6:45
game, Alpha & Omega won 20-
10 over New Hope.
Sami Jo Morgan, Lori Dees,
Kristin and Glenda Eures each
had triple tallies for Alpha &
Omega. Jodi Griffin, Amy


Franks, Emily Ward and Wanda
Stettler added twin scores.
.Penny Strange, Mimi and
Stephanie were stranded.
Michelle G., Melanie H. and
Kim B. each put a pair of scores
on the board for New Hope.
Kate T., Monica R., Jessica H.
and Sharon N. each chipped in
with a run. Davenport, Radford,
Monica R. Jessica H. and
Sharon N. were all left on base
as well.
In the week's finale late
Thursday, Holy Child won 22-8
over New Vision.
Kristiia Garcia, Jamie Buck-
ley and Zita all rounded the
bases three times for Holy
Child. Sabrina Hernandez, Tita,
Liberty Mushrush, Rosa Ville-
gas and Nora Campos added
twin scores and Aurora Santi-
ago and Lucy Garcia each had a
run. Irene Braddock was strand-
ed.
For New Vision, it. was
Valerie Smith, Kim Holt and
Wanda with twin trips to home
plate and Hailey and Sandra
Holt . with a run apiece. Ann
Talley was stranded twice and
Hailey, Beverly Pauley, Donna
Smith and Mindy were also-left
on base.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252009CP000075
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH M. GILLIARDa/k/a
JOSEPH GILLIARD, a/k/a
JOSEPH.MILES GILLIARD,
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JOSEPH M. GILLIARD, a/k/a
JOSEPH GILLIARD, a/k/a JOSEPH
MILES GILLIARD, deceased,
whose date of death was July 5,
2009, 'is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which Is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
names and addresses of the -
Personal Representatives and the
Personal Representatives' attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent.
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with the
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and. other persons having
claims' or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is July 23, 2909
Personal Representatives:
- . - AMY S. CREWS
2049 NE Voss Oaks Circle
Arcadia, FL 34266
ASHLEIGH LOGAN EARNED
3030 Myrtle Street
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Kenneth 'B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33173-1308 -6,,
Telephone: (i63)f7:73-5,600Q 7-30c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252009CP000072
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANTONIA C. SAMPSON,
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Antonia C. Sampson, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
April 30, 2009; is pending in the
Hardee Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division; File No.
252009CP000072; the address of
which is 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
name and address of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served
a copy of this notice, 'must file
their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
.MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.


FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS JULY 23,
2009.
Donna Lee Webb
Co-Personal Representative
1793 Sweetwater Road
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890
.. Gary Edward Sampson
Co-Personal Representative
435.Salem Ridge Court
McDonough, Georgia 30253
L. Michael Osman, Esq.
Attorney for Personal
Representatives
1474-A West 84 Street
.HIaleah, Florida 33014
TFl. (305) 823-1401
Florida Bar No. 257249 7:23 30c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2009-CP-000069
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUIS VELA,
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LUIS VELA, deceased, whose
date of death was July 9. 2007;
File Number 2009-CP-000069, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Probate Division, 417 West Main
St. Suite 202, Wauchula FL, 33873.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
* personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CQDE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is July 23, 2009.
JAMES P. HINES, JR.
Personal Representative
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

CHRISTOPHER NORMAN
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 821462
Hines Norman Hines PL
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
7:23-30c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 25-2009-CP-000064
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANET MAE RICE,
Deceased. /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Janet Mae Rice, deceased,
whose date of death was March
21, 2009 and whose Social
Security Number is 377-52-5096 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1749.
The names of the Petitioner and
Petitioner's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims on
*whom a copy of this notice is
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 the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's' estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
Petitioner:
Wilbur Rice
9564 Walking Horse Drive
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Petitioner:
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Florida Bar No. 0015705
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July 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11A


New Class New Store Aids Disabled


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At SFCC..
South Florida Community
, College is continuing open reg-
istration for fall classes through
Aug. 23.
This fall, SFCC will offer a
new course, Journalism I (JOU
1000).
It will meet on Mondays from
5:30 to 8:15 p.m. in Building I,
Room 207 on the Highlands
Campus. The course explores
the impact of the news media in
today's world and examines the
standards good journalists
employ.
This new class is particularly
valuable for students interested
in journalism, communications
or public relations. For more
information, call Laura White;
associate dean, Enrollment
Management and University
Relations, at 784-7154.
The college's fall term begins
on Monday, Aug. 24.
Prospective and current stu-
dents can begin the registration
process at the SFCC Web site,
www.southflorida.edu. An
application to the college and
the "SFCC Summer-Fall 2009
Schedule of Classes" are avail-
able online.
Students may also pay for
classes at the Web site.
The SFCC Registrar's Office
provides assistance at any
SFCC campus or center. For
more information, call 773-
2252.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252009CA000349
SECTION NO.:


MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
v.
FRANKLIN H. GEIGER; DIANNA
GEIGEFI; ASSOCIATES HQME,
EQUITY SERVICES, IN. ";
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.;
. TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
MANTS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose on the
following real property in Hardee
County, Florida:
Begin at NE corner of NW
1/4 of SE 1/4 and run South
along East line of said forty
acre tract 1323.55 feet to
the SE corner, thence West
248 feet along South line,
thence North 1323.55 feet
to the North line of said
forty acre tract, thence East
to Point of Beginning, Less
County Road, in Section
15, Township 33 South,
Range 24 East, Hardee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you in the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, Hardee County, Florida,
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
the Complaint, if any, to Gregory
A. Sanoba, Esq., 114 E. Edgewood
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803, within
30 days of first publication, 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.

DATE: 7-14-09
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court


By: Brad Reed
Deputy Clerk

If you.are a person with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator within two
working days of your receipt of
this Notice. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770. 7:23-30p


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern .
Ridge Area ARC has opened
a new store location right here
. in the heprt of Hardee County.
A brief grand-opening cere-
mony took place on June 29 at
the new thrift outlet, called the
Ridge Area ARC Resale Store
and positioned in a prime spot
on Main Street in downtown;
Wauchula.
The Ridge Area Association
for Retarded Citizens is head-
quartered in Highlands County
but has long served Hardee
County as well. The new store
is a resale outlet, which will
raise money for association pro-
grams.
Chamber members were wel-
-comed to its grand opening with


cookies and punch and could
register to win a door prize. The
door prizes included items
donated by Celtic Crossing
Cattle Co., Giovanni's, Wau-
chula State Bank, Jellybeans
and other local businesses.,
The store offers a variety of
low-price items donated by the
community. Merchandise in-
cludes furniture, appliances,
housewares, clothing, shoes and
collectibles.
Special sales are also avail-
able on select days. For in-
stance, Wednesday brings a
senior discount sale for people
55 or older. Those eligible for
the senior discount will receive
20 percent off any purchase.
Not only is the thrift 'store
unique in its low prices and vin-


tage items, but it is operated by
a non-profit organization which
provides opportunities for peo-
ple with disabilities. All pro-
ceeds will benefit Ridge Area
ARC and its services to the dis-
abled community. - P.
Store hours are Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
and Saturday from 9 a.m. tb 3
p.m.
Donations will be accepted
Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on do-
nating to or volunteering at the
Ridge Area ARC Resale Store,
contact manager Sandy Barnes
at 773-0140 or visit the store at .
226 W. Main St.


'PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce members have welcomed a new thrift store to
'downtown Wauchula, one that provides opportunities for the disabled here.

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Proposed changes to limit the
number of games played in high
school sports has been rescind-
ed.
That decision, made last
Wednesday, will have no effect
locally. Hardee High Athletic
Director Val jPatarini said last
week that due to finances Hard-
ee will stay with the cutback
schedule for all sports but foot-
ball. \
In April, the Florida High
School Athletic Association
decided to equably help all
schools cut back on expenses
due to the economic situation.
All sports but football and
cheerleading were to cut varsity
sports by 20 percent and non-
varsity sports by 40 percent.
Hardee 2009-10 sports sched-
ules were made with that in
mind.


A women's group filed suit
against FHSAA claiming gen-
der inequity by cutting all
sports but football, which is the
traditional money-maker for
most schools.
Unable to negotiate a com-
promise, a court hearing was set
for July 17. To avert that, and
avoid spending money on liti-
gation, FHSAA directors voted
unanimously to go back to the
original schedule.
Redistricting also plays a part
in the scheduling.
In football, Hardee was plac-
ed in a revamped Class 2A
District 6, along with DeSoto,
Estero and Immokalee. Interest-
ingly, the original plan was a
huge 2A-6 district which also
included Sarasota Booker, Fort
Myers Cypress Lake, DeSoto,
Naples Golden Gate, Immoka-
lee, Cape Coral Island Coast,
LaBelle and Bradenton South-


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east, but appeals and re-setting
of population counts changed
2A-6 to a.four-school district.
Also interestingly, Avon Park
was moved to 2B-5 and Sebring
to 3A-9. Fort Meade remained
in 1A-6 but lost its longtime
winning coach Mike Hayde,
who decided to retire and spend
more time with his family but
will work part-time in college
coaching.
Most other Hardee sports
were moved to 3A-District 9
along with Sarasota Booker,
Cardinal Mooney, DeSoto and
Bradenton Southeast.
There are, of course, excep-
tions that have always been,
boys and girls golf, swimming
and diving, cross country and
track, which are in larger
diverse districts, often pitting
Hardee against private schools.


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County Tackles $52 Million Budget


No Loss Of Games,


FHSAA Says


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Workshops this week were
needed to resolve the details of
the estimated $52 million 2009-
10 budget for Hardee County.
, County commissioners got a
preview at last Thursday's
meeting of the work ahead of
them this week. They started at
8:30 a.m. on Monday to go over
the 100-page budget.
Perhaps the biggest issue, and
of most concern to the public, is
what the ad valorem or property
tax rate should be.
Because of a slight decrease
in gross taxable value, the cur-
rent 8.5540 mills will bring in
less dollars than it did last year,
about a 1.15 percent decrease or
$13.792 million.
This is the first year that the
roll-back rate, what it takes to
generate the same money as last
year, will actually be a roll-up
rate - of 8.6537, the millage it
would take to raise the same tax
revenue as last year.
If the county went to a 9.2587
rate, the most it can do with a
simple majority vote, it would
raise nearly $15 million.' It
would take a two-thirds majori-
ty, actually four of five commis-
sioners, to return to the maxi-
mum of 10 mills.
This year's tentative budget
presented last week used the
same 8.5 millage as last year.
Besides taxes, county rev-
enue comes from a variety of
sources. There's state and local
grants totaling nearly $4 mil-
lion, state shared revenues of $4
million; charges for services of
$3.5 million, court-related rev-
enues of $2,500, special assess-
ments of $2.6 million and sev-


eral other categories.
Expenditures also total $52
million, but allow for restricted
reserves or contingencies of
almost $4 million and a fund
balance of $3.5 million, plann-
ed carryover for each year to
keep government services
going until tax and other rev-
enue is received.
To get a better view of gener-
al revenue expenses, Finance
Director Janice Williams mov-
ed the Sheriff's Department
budget from the Fine and
Forfeiture part of the budget to
the General Government as it is
paid from ad valorem taxes.
Most other Fine and Forfeiture
items are listed under court
expenses, including courthouse
security. These are paid mostly
from court-related funding.
The Sheriff's Office budget
takes a large portion of the gen-
eral government budget. Other
divisions of the budget are pub-
lic safety, mining, transporta-
tion, the courts, the Vandolah
and Wauchula wastewater
plants, economic development,
Pioneer Park Days, human ser-
vices, and culture/recreation.
The five-cent gas tax pro-
ceeds continue to grow, with
about $500,000 to carry for-
ward for road projects. This
money has gone toward paving
on Gebhart, Moffitt and Scar-
6orough roads. "It's prudent to
let it build. It takes a million
dollars to build a road," said
Commission Chairman Dale'
Johnson. Commissioner Minor
Bryant added, "We'll need a
pretty good bunch to match
DeSoto to make 10-Mile Grade
improvements." (The counties
share maintenance and im-


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Thursday, July 23,5 09


provements to this jointly
owned road.)
One big item approved was
the second budget amendment
for this year's budget, especial-
ly in fire control; "which is in a
good situation," said William-
son. With conservative spend-
ing, Fire-Rescue' Chief Mike
Choate has managed to have
enough capital improvement
funds to pay off four leases for
three fire engines and other fired
apparatus. That will save
$46,300 in interest.
It also will enable him to
include a new pumper in the
2009-10 budget to replace a 10-
year-old model which will be
placed on reserve, used only
when another is in the shop for
maintenance or repairs.
"That's one of the problems.
We've put off capital purchases
in most budgets for several
years now. Equipment wears
out and has to be replaced. We
need to get to the place where
we can have funds for replace-
ments," said county manager
Lex Albritton.
In other areas, Williamson
noted that the mining depart-
ment is self-funded, from min-
ing fees. Both the Vandolah and
Wauchula Hills Enterprise
(wastewater) funds are paid
from fees and state allocations.
More and more details come
out this week as commissioners
use a fine-tooth comb to sift
through the budget, cut where it
can, increase where necessary,
and still, hopefully, be able to
fund non-profit groups such as
Resthaven, H.O.P.E. of Hardee
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2B The Herald-Advocate, July 23, 2009


Schedule Of Weekly Services-


'Printed as a Public Service
by'.
* The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida'-.' '.

Deadline: Thtusday 5 p.m. *

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. - 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road - 773-9013
Bible Connection ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. - 375-4409
Sunday School ................ .. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time......:.7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life - Sunday........12:15 p.m.
The Meeting - Tuesday..........6:00 p.m.


BOWLING GRE
OPEN DOOI FULL GOS
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School ..................10
Sunday Service.................6..
Wednesday Service................7

PRIMERA MISSION BAUT
Murray Road off Hwy.
375-2295
DomiRgos Escuela Dom. ......9
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11
Servicio de Predicacion ........5
Miercoles Servico.e ............... 6

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US IIwy 1'
Morning Service .................10
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHUR
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School.......... 9
Sunday Morning Worship .... I1
Wednesday Bible Study .......6:

VICTORY PRAISE CEN'
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ..................10
Morning Worship ................11
Sunday Night Service............7:
Mid-Week Bible Study.
Thurs................... 7:


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHI
4868 Keystone Ave. * Limes
Conmm.
Sunday School ......................9:
Morning Worhip ................11:
Evening Worship ..................6:
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTI,
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4
Sunday School ....................9:
Worship Service .............11:
Sunday Night Worship ...........6:
Wednesday Prayer Time......:.7:

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHU)
202 Sidney Roberts Roa
Sunday School .................... 10:
Morning Worship ................ II:
Disciples Training...................6:
Evening,W orship ..................6:
Wednesday Prayer ................6:

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane - 773-254
Sunday School ..................10:
Morning Worship ................11:
Wednesday Prayer ................7:0

UNION BAPTIST CHURi
507j6Lily Church.Rd. -494
Sunday School ..... ........1..0:
Morning Worship ........I....... 11:
Evening Worship .................6:0
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
..............................................6 ::
Wednesday Prayer Time......... 7:0


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Ap
Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:
English Service..................11:
General Worship Service ......1:3
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:1
Wednesday Service ...............7:0

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:
Sunday Ev6ning Service.........6;
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:3
: Childcareprovided at all s

CELEBRATION FELLOWS
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Cl
773-0427
Celebration Service..........1.... 0::
Wednesday Evening Cell Gro
Adult Cell Group .... ..........7:0
.Youth Cell Group ... ........... 7:0
Children's Cell Group .....:.....7:
Call for Iloations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East - 773
Pastor - James Bland
Sunday School ......................9:4
Morning Worship ................11:0
Evening Worship ..........'......6:0
Wednesday Worship ..............6:3
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida.Ave. & Orang
773-9678
Bible Study ..:........ ....10:1
Worship Service ..................I 1:
W wednesday ............................7:0

. .CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:
Sunday Bible Class.............. l1:
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:
Wed. Night Bible Class :. ....7:
Meui' eI.aderslhip & Training
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:0
CHURCH OF GOD
SMartin Luther King Blv
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF TIlE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.


773-4576


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WAUCHULA


3PEL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIS
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. - 773-3532
):00 a.m. Sacrament Meeting........ 9:00
:00 p.m. Sunday School .... ....10:00
:30 p.m. Priesthood ........ .............. 11:00

rISTA COMMUNITY BAPTIST
17 * CHURCH OF WAUCIIULA HII
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
:00 a.m. 257-3950
:00 p.m.
:0 p~m. Sunday Bible Study ...........10:00
:0 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship...1I 1:00
:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Service........7:00
Wednesday Service................7:00
7 EL REMANENTE
:30 a.m. IGLECIA CRISTIANA
:30 p.m. 152 Airport Rd.
Martcs Oracion....................7:00
tCH Jueves Seivicio................... 7:30
Viernes Servicio ...................7:30
Domingo Servicio.............. 10:30
:30 a.m.
:00 a.m. ENDTIME CROSSROAD
:30 p.m. MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. - 773-3
T'ER Sunday School ... ........... 10:00
Morning Service .................. 11:30
:00 a.m. Evening Service..... ............7:30
:00 a.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30
:00 p.m. ' Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30

30 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00
Sunday Worship .................. 1:00
URCH Sunday Worship ..................6:00
stone Wednesday Supper ................6:15
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50
:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00
00 am' FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
00 p.m. OF GOD
00 p.m. 701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Sunday School ....................9:30
ST Sunday Worship ..................10:20
SChildren's Chuch ................10:40
:45 a.m. Evening Service ..................6:00
45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00

00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
00 p.m. 1570 W. Main St. - 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45
JRCH Sunday Morning Worship.... I1:00
id Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00
00 a.m. Wednesday Srt. Adult Bible Study
00 a.m . ............................................. 10:00
00 p.m. Family Bible Study ............6:00
00 p.m.
00 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-92
H SUNDAY:
40 Generations Cafe Opens........9:30a
00 a.m. Kids World Check-lu for
00 a.m. Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15
00 p.m. Pre-K Blast ...................... 10:45
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
CH (K-5th) ..........10:45
.5622 Worship Service. ................0:45a
00 a.m. WEDNESDAY:
00 i.m. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
00 p.m. grade........................ 6:15 p
Classes for chi.Idren ages PreK-12t
30 p.m. grade................. 6:30-8:00
00 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
S-511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ........ ..........10:00
y ' Morning Service ................ 1:00
ostolic Evening Worship ..................6:00
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00
00 a.m. FIRST MISSIONARY
30 a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH
30 p.m. 1347 Martin Luther King Ave
00 p.m. 773-6556.
00 p.m. Sunday School ....................9:30
Morning Service ..................11:00
"H Evening Worship ..................6:00
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ......................6:00'
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00
00 a.m.
00 p.m. FIRST UNITED
0 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH
30 p.m.ervices 207 N, Seventh Ave. - 773-426
Sunday School ....................9:45
SHIP Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00
hapel) Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00
� Tuesday Bible Study............10:00

30.a.m. Wednesday Activities ............6:00
ups. FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBI
00 p.m.. OF GOD CHURCH
00 p.m. 1397 South Florida Avenue
00 p.m. 773-9386.
Sunday School ....: ..........9........ 30
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:30
Evening Worship ..................6:00
1-3447 Wed. Family Night,...............7:00
Adult * Children & Youth
45 a.m.
0 a.m. FLORIDA GOSPEL
0 p.m. 511 W. Palmetto
0 p.m. 223-5126
S" ' Sunday Morning Worship,...l 1:00
ge St. Wednesday Worship ..............7:30

00 a.m. THE GOSPEL TABERNA(
00 a.m. Pentecostal
0 p.m. 810 W. Tennessee St. - 773-37.5
Morning Service ..................10:00
Evening Worship ............6:00
Wednesday Service..............7:00
HEARTLAND
30 a.m. COMMUNITY CIIURCII
30 a.m. 1262 W. Main St. - 767-6500
00 p.m. Coffee & Donuts ...............9:00
00 p.m. Sunday School ...............9:30
CIWss- W orship...... ................... 10:30
00 p.m. Wed. Night Dinner .............6:00
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
d. * Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
' de fe Wauchula
322 Ilanchey Rd. - 773-0065
Sunday Service..................... 1:00


Wednesday Service................7:30
Friday Service...................... 7:30p







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

LLS IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
a.m.
a.m.
p.m. JEIIOVAH'S WITNESSES
P.M - ENGLISH
p.m. 155 Altman Road - 1131
Sunday Service.................... 2:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening...................7:30,p.m.

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


LIGHT OF THE WORLD
3470 MINISTRIES
a.m. Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
a.m. Wauchula, FL
p.m. Friday Evening .... ............ 6:00 p.m.
p.m.
p.m. LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 IHeard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
a.m. Morning Service ....................11:00 a.m.
a.m. Evening Worship .... ........6:00 p.m.
p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
p.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
p.m. 1999 State Road 64 East
p.m.- Sunday School ...................9:45 am.
Morning Worship Service..:. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service .....6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
a.m. Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
a.m. ............. 7:00 p.m.
a.m. NEW LIFE CHURCH
p.m. 117 W. Palmetto St.
p.m. 773-2929
F1 Sunday Service..... ........... 10:00 a.m.
2 Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
a.m Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
) a.m Children Ministries for all services
p.m
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
P a.m, 10 Martin Luther King Ave.
p.m. 767-0023
Morn. Worship ...................(1st & 3r
SH Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
43 Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
a.m. 2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
a.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
a.m. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. - 773-6947
a.m. Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
a.m. Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship..................e6:00 p.m.
.m. Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
.m.h Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. - 735-0321
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
M6mrning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m.
a.m: Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
p.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
p.m. CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road - 773-2858
1 & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
e. 2' & 4' Stin. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
a.m. Bible Study .......... .......... 11:15 a.m.
a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service
p.m.
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
p.m. BAPTIST CHURCH
p.m. 149 Manley Road - East Main - 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
7 Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.
a.m. Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
a.m.
P.m REAL LIFE CHURCH,
a.m. 3365 North US Hwy 17
P.m Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
p.m. Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
LY
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East - 773-3344
a.m. Radio Program
a.m. WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
p.m. Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
p.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
a. Sunday School .............10:00 a.m.
p.m. Morning Worship ................1I1:00 a.m.
.LF Evening Service ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

am. ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHIIURCH
p.m. 204 N. 9th Ave. - 773-6418 .
p.m . Sunday ...............................9:00 a.m.
Holy l)ays ....................

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CIHURCIH
am. 408 Heard Bridge. Road - 773-4089
a.m. Saturday Mass (Eqlihid .....5:00 p.m.
a.m. (Spanish) .....7:30 p.m.
p.m. Sunday (Spanish) ...........7:00 a.m.
(English) .... ......,.....8:30 a.m.
(Spanish)........ 11......... :00 a.m.
m. (Creole)...............1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCHII


205 S. llth Ave. - 773-9927
a.m Sabbath School ............... 9:30 a.m.
p.m. Morning Worship ................. 1:00 am.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. . 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday W orship ......................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 ................ 15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fain. 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 am.
Church .... ......................1. 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 ..........I1... 1:00,a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:00 p.m.
M en's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m .


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ..............1....0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of,6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ....7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ...........:............... 7:30 p.m.

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

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 - 773-0989,
. Sunday School ...................0:0 aO.m.
W orship...............................11:00 a.
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................... :30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .............7....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.
..............................................7:0.0 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles .........7:30,p.m.

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South - 735-0636
Sunday School ..................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.....:.......... .,11I a.nm.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane - 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones.........................10:00 a.m.
Doctrina............................... 1:30 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 .................... 5:00 p.m..
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.



- SEEDS
FROM
, " a THE
\ O SOWER



A friend, while posing for a
picture, saw a sign that read,
"You get what you you pay
for."
"What does that mean?" he
asked.
"A twenty-five-dollar pic-
ture is a 'Justice Picture' ;;said
the photographer. "It's just as
you are. The fifty-dollar pic-
ture is a 'Mercy Picture.' It
makes you look better."
When the prodfs came
back, he said, "I needed
mercy."
Don't we all!
We aren't so close to per-
fectiion that we can be spiritu-
al policemen over the lives of
others. Since we need mercy
more than justice, let's dwell
more on being merciful than
on being judgmental.
The Bible says, "Blessed
are the merciful, for they shall
. obtain mercy.


kbOIGn 7


7 Ye all hame dilTertni
fingerprint's.
unique puttern. hrich define
u% a. Indivlidul'. There i
another kind of imprint %e
can lease. %e can lease
*"Gud-prinl-". We can bear
witness to the love or God in
imr lile. Others can know by
our actions that we are
children of God.,
God can touch others
through us; His love shines
through us when we are
patient in times of trial,
strong in the midst or chaos,
meek in the face of
haughtiness, reassuring
when a friend is in tears.
Perhaps our faith will inspire
a friend or an acquaintance
to come to know the Lord.
Others may be looking to
us for inspiration and
guidance. Won't you leave
your "God-prints" this week
as you worship at your local
church or synagogue?


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Hardee


Living-


Aly Servin
Celebrates
2nd Birthday


U. o. .. .Mike L.- Will

COURTESY PHOTO
Colette Quinn & Mike Langston
Colette Quinn Will


Wed Mike
Matthew and Tracy Quinn of
Kissimmee announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Colette, to Michael W. Lang-
ston, the son of Jay and Julie
Ellis of Bowling Green and
David Langston Sr. of St.
Cloud.
The bride-elect is a 2005
graduate of Poinciana High
School and is currently attend-
ing the University of Central
Florida. She expects to graduate
in May of 2010 with a degree in
education. She Currently resides


Langston
in Poinciana and is employed
by Chili's Restaurant.
The prospective groom is a
2004 graduate of Poinciana
High, a 2006 graduate of Wyo
Tech and a 2008 graduate of the
Florida Firefighter Academy. A
resident of Poinciana, he is cur-
rently employed as a lifeguard
at Aquatica.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Nov. 7, wedding cere-
mohy at the Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs in Winter
Park.


ONE PINK. NO BLUE


Aly
Aly Servin, the daughter of
Abraham and Angie Servin of
Wauchula, turned 2 years old on
June 19.
She celebrated with a party
that same day while spending
the weekend at Sea World in
Orlando. Theme for the birth-
day party was Dora.
Joining in the occasion were
brothers Anthony, Abel and
Alex; grandmother Debra
Cortez; and aunt Adriana
Hernandez.



The Fountain of Life Church,
501 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula
(at the corner of Ninth Avenue
and Georgia Street, holds a food
drive for needy families month-
ly.
The event is held at the
church every Tuesday of each
month from 9 a.m. to noon. For
more information, call Maria'
Cardona at 773-2672.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


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Mr. and Mrs. George Ownby,
Wauchula, a five-pound 9.2
ounce daughter, Samantha
Kimberly-Rose, born July 13,
2009, DeSoto Memorial Hos-
pital, Arcadia. Mrs. Ownby is
the former Ashley Kersey.
Maternal grandparents are
Donald and Christy Kersey of
Wauchula. Maternal great-
grandparents are Frank and
Audrey Bowen of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are Steve
and Molly Ownby of Yeehaw
Junction, and Terry and Kim
Ownby of Orlando. Paternal
great-grandparents are the late
Leonard Ownby and Rose
Ownby.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant - as
a newborn only - may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


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A 1-MINUTE QUIZ
1.) If Christ is Savior and, through His death on the cross,
offers me forgiveness in this world and eternal glory in the next,
how can I linger and debate whether this is a fair offer?
2.) If Christ is Lord and if He has created me for a destiny
higher than that of angels, how can I give serious thought to the
devil's offer of a few perishing pleasures?
3.) If Christ is light and all else darkness, how long should it
take me to make up my mind which I want?
4.) If Christ is life and all else death, how much common
sense is required to choose life?
5.) If Christ is the only bread a man can eat and live, how sen-
sible is it to eat anything else and starve?
6.) If Christ says, "Seek and ye shall find," who can be too
busy to make time for such a search?
7.) If Christ was raised from the death and promises every fol-
lower of His that he, too, will be raised, where can I go to find a
god with an offer like this?
8.) If Christ is God and to postpone my allegiance to Him too
long may mean an eternity in hell, how wise is it for me to say, "I'll
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4B The Herald-Advocate, July 23, 2009


Terrell Descendants
Hold Family Reunion


Descendants of West and
Rosa Terrell met for a family
reunion -on May 16 at the
Wauchpla home of John E. and
Tito Terrell.
The original 10 siblings in-
cluded Clayton, Corbett, John
D., Grover, Gene, Dunning,
Steve, Ressie (Widden), Lena
(Stringfellow) and Ada (John-
son).
Coach Dunning Terrell was
in attendance as well as Katie
Terrell, wife of Grover,-and
Myra Terrell, wife of Gene.
Steve Terrell was unable to
attend due to illness.
Extended families of the 10
siblings were represented,


reaching to four and five gener-
ations. Name tags were wel-
comed.
The family enjoyed a cov-
ered-dish dinner, swimming
and reuniting.
Pictures of past reunions and
old family photographs were
provided by Myra Terrell. After
dinner, the family band of
Lance "Bubbie" Widden, broth-
er Stevie of Tallahassee and
Bubbie's son Steven, the sheriff
of Hendry County, and grand-
son Steve provided lively musi-
cal entertainment.
Family and guests totaled
over 100, coming from Florida,
Georgia and South Carolina.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Over 100 attended the Terrell family reunion in Wauchula.


ROTARIAN OF YEAR


Grandchildren of West and Rosa Terrell are (from left) Ted, David, Glen, Judy and
Bobbie Terrellf JoAnn Koch; Randy, Gary, Linda, Larry and John Terrell; and Bubbie
Widden.


LIONS HONORED


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier was named Rotarian of the Year on July 1 by the
Hardee Rotary Club. Pictured (from left) are Juan DelaTorre, Lanier, Nellie Garcia, and
club President Harold Davis. The club meets every Wednesday noon at the Java Cafe
in Wauchula.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
On July 2 four members of the Wauchula Lions Club were honored with certificates of
appreciation for leadership. Honorees (from left) are the Rev. Brook Larrison, presi-
dent; Debbie Murray, secretary; Kathleen Roehm, treasurer; and Rick Knight, member-
ship. The Lions Club meets every Thursday noon at the Fellowship Hall of Faith
Presbyterian Church in Wauchula. The new club president is Talmadge Albritton.


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Boys

Continue
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The number of Hardee boys
on the Sertoma Youth Golf Tour
dropped a bit last week.
And, it was the first week that
none of the Hardee boys won
their division.
Lincoln Saunders and Taylor
Barlow went 2-3 in the sixth
event, held at the difficult Hard-
er Hall course in Sebring.
Saunders was three strokes of
the lead with an 86 and Barlow
three strokes behind for an 89.
Daniel Miller and Justin Brom-
ley finished off the Hardee
group in that 15-16 age divi-
sion.
Hardee also went 2-3 in the
boys 13-14 group. William
Beattie came in at 98, one
stroke ahead of teammate Will
'Bennett and a few strokes up on
Trenton Moon.
Grayson Lambert in the 17-
18 age group, was the only
other Hardee golfer on the tour
this week.
This week's tour event is a
special two-day event called the
Bill Jarrett Match Play champi-
onships, held at River Greens
-Golf Course in Avon Park yes-
terday (Wednesday) and today.


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is now offering VPK!
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School Year
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Your Donations Appreciated
Volunteers Welcome
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Patriotic Church Service

Honors Independence Day


FIRECRACKER RUN


PHOTOS'BY JIM KELLY
On the evening of July 3, a combined church patriotic service honoring the Fourth of
July.holiday was held at the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green. Shown in
the community choir are (from left) Judye Mercer, Zee Smith and Jean Bryan.


COURTESY PHOTOS
About 230 people participated in the 15th annual Firecracker 5-K Run and Fitness Walk
at Highlands. Hammock near Sebring at 7:30 a.m. on July 4th. Hardee County runners
(top) included W4s Mercer, Judye Mercer, Charlie Potter and Bonnie Potter. The race
is organized and directed by Chet Brojek. Other Hardee County runners (bottom) were
Adrian Bass, Crystal Bass, Andrea Johnson, Candice Conerly, Bo Conerly, Cliff Ables,
Susan Krause. Bobby Krause, Jonathan Kelly. W.H. Harward Jr. and Jim Kellv.


Methodist Church Pastor Steve Polk gave
the sermon, entitled "God Bless America
Again."


Choir director Bruce Durrance from the
Bowling Green First Baptist Church led
several patriotic and religious songs.


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Lori Spinks and Penny Cook sang during the patri-
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should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


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(Trajes para la fiesta de homecoming)
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6B The Herald-Advocate, July 23, 2009

Upsets Mark Men


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One unbeaten team suffered
its first defeat and one winless
team came-through with a vic-
tory.
Play last week was in contrast
to the previous week of close
encounters. Last week's games
were mostly break-aways.
By week's end. Division I
had tightened' Farm Credit lost
to La Floresita, giving them
each 5-1 records. Following
them are Western Pleasure
Karaoke, Country Club, Char-
lotte's Web Pub and CF Indus-
tries, which picked up.its first
win of the season.
In Division II, the race is get-
ting closer. Fuego's is still in the
lead and undefeated at 5-0,
while Mosaic moved up to sec-
ond place with a 5-1 record.
Hardee Merchants are at 4-3,
followed by Nemesis, Peace
River Electric Cooperative's
Legion of Doom, Black list and
FINR (Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation).
Field 3 began its week on
Tuesday with CF upsetting'
Western Pleasure 16-11.
Shawn Rivers homered and
doubled and Weston Johnson
smacked a triple'and double to
pace CF. Daniel Rucker, Rivers,
Johnson, Shay Baker, Teddy
Cornett, Brandon Lambert and
Jackson Mosely each put a pair
of runs on the board.
Bruce McQuaig homered and
both Trent and Dino Torres
tripled for Western Pleasaure.
Johnathan Pleger both tripled
and doubled. Gabriel, Torres
and Josh each scored twice.
In the Field 3 nightcap, La
Floresita outlasted Farm Credit
23-19, avenging an earlier loss
to Farm Credit.
Rene Benavidez homered and
doubled and Elerio Pantosa
tripled and doubled for La


Floresita. Jose Gomez, Bena-
vides and Pantosa each circled
the bases three times.
Farm Credit countered with a
homer and a double by both
Bobby Caraway and Matt Carl-
ton. Mark McGee and Philip
McGee each stroked a pair of
doubles. Philip McGee was the
only triple-tally batter.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, the
Tuesday opener was a 32-11
win for Mosaic over Hardee
Merchants.
C. Yeager turned a pair of
homers, pair of doubles and pair
of singles into six runs to lead
Mosaic. Jason Johnston added
five runs on a pair of doubles
and trio of singles. Austin
Helms added a triple and dou-
ble among his five hits and four
runs. Alan Tubbs also went
four-for-four and scored four
times.
Lamar Gilliard homered for
Hardee Merchants and Lester
Hornbake added a trio of dou-
bles. Steven Brown joined them
in scoring two runs apiece.
In the Field 4 closer on Tues-
day, Fuego's flounced FINR 32-
8.
Matt Bowling homered and
doubled twice and David
Beumel homered and doubled
for Fuego's, Fred Hodges
homered., Erick Virgile added a
triple and double. Ray Rivas,
Hodges, Ryn Heine and
Bowling were each four-score
batters.
James Blum homered and
doubled, Yogi Lozano homered
and tripled and Ches Graham
homered for FINR. Graham put
three runs on the board and
Lozano added two.
In the 6:45 game on Field 4
on Thursday, Country Club won
17-11 over Charlotte's Web.
Luke Prine and Travis
McClenithan each socked a pair
of doubles and Hank Butler


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tripled and doubled for Country
Club. McClenithan, . Earl
Jacobs, Butler, Bruce Judah and
Prine each put twin scores on
the board.
Adam Cartwright had the
only long-ball hit, a double, for
Charlotte's Web. Teddy Svend-
sen Jr. had three hits and scored
twice. Ted Svendsen Sr. joined
his son and Walt B. in rounding
the bases twice each.
In the Field 4 nightcap,
Legion of Doom won 19-8 over
Blacklist.
Rodger Brutus hoinered and
doubled and Bill Alexy tripled
for Legion. Leadoff batter Brian
Alexy was a perfect four-for-
four with four runs scored. Vent
Crawford added a trio of tallies.
Daniel Patterson tripled and
Keith Nadaskay. doubled for
Blacklist. He was the only
triple-tally batter. Brian Scho-
field, Brian Pelham, Keith
Patterson, Chad Knight and
George, Dickey each added a
run.
Over on Field 3, Mosaic
blasted Nemesis 37-6 in the
6:45 game.
Travis Tubbs among his three
hits and five RBIs for Mosaic.
Hagan Blylund, Helms, Yeager,
Michael Mahoney, Doug Sut-
ton, Greg Moye. Todd Rogers
and Tubbs each crossed home
plate four times.
Nemesis did all its scoring in
the third inning, aided by a John
McBride triple and Alfonso
Mier sacrifice. Others coming
around to score in that inning
were Jesse Reyes, Elias Ramir-
ez, Roy Santoyo, Francisco
Prieto and Julian Garcia Sr.
The finale on Field 3 was also
a blast, as Hardee Merchants
won 39-18 over FINR.
Both Nate Lee and Brent
Gilliard slapped a pair of
homers and a triple and for
Merchants. Lester Hornbake
and Brown each scored five
times, and Joe Mishew, Lamar
Gilliard added four runs apiece.
Reid Benton and Pierre
Lazarre each homered and
Helms homered and doubled
for FINR. Lewis Martin and
Helms were each triple-score
batters. Wayne Graham, Rene
Guzman, Benton, Lazarre and
Bylund each added a pair of
runs.


NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a measure to

increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy

A. Initially proposed tax levy .. .................. $13,037,050

B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board


and other assessment changes ....... . ....


$ (162,538)


C. Actual property tax levy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,199,588

This year's proposed tax levy ...... . . . . . . . . . $13,618,286



A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the


school board to receive $22,335,970 in state education grants.
I -


The'


required portion has increased by 3.18 percent, and represents

approximately seven tenths of the total proposed taxes.



The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of the,

school board.



All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase

to be held on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 5:01 P.M., in the School Board

meeting room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.



A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at


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AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX

FOR


SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY




The School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a
measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay
projects previously advertised for the 2007 to 2008 school year.


New projects to be funded:
MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Transportation- purchase one (1) school bus


NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
North Wauchula Elem.- fiber wiring and cabinets


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing, to be held
on July 27, 2009 at 5:15 P.M., in the School Board meeting
room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded
from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting.








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NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL


CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a measure to impose a
.500 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein,

This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax of 7.465 mills foe
operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the Schooll
Board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR
BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN
THE ADJACENT NOTICE.

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $812,139 to be used fod
the following projects:

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Educational and
ancillary facilities Reimburse the General Fund for costs of construction,
renovation, remodeling, maintenance, and repair as
permitted by Florida Statutes.


PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTYAND'CASUALTY INSURANCE
NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONALAND ANCILLARY PLANTS
OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 27,
2009, at 5:01 P.M., in the School Board meeting room located at 200 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this
hearing.


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July 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7B


BUDGET SUMMARY

Hardee County School Board

Fiscal Year 2009-10

Proposed Millaae Levies Subiect to 10-Mill Capn:
Required Local Effort 5.4670 Capital Outlay 0.5000
Basic Discretionary Operating 0.7480 Additional Discretionary for Operations (Voted) 1.0000
Discretionary Critical Needs Operating 0.2500 Total Millage 7.9650


GENERAL
FUND


ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Federal Sources
State Sources
Local Sources
TOTAL SOURCES
Transfers In
Nonrevenue Sources .
Fund Balance (July 1, 2009)
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES


EXPENDITURES:
Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services
Instructional Media Services
Instructional & Curriculum Development Services
Instructional Staff Training
Instruction Related Technology
Board of Education
General Administration
School Administration
Facilities Acquisition & Construction
Fiscal Services
Food Services
Central Services
Pupil Transportation Services
Operation of Plant
Maintenance of Plant
Administrative'Technology Services
Community Services
Debt Service
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
Transfers Out
Fund Balance (June 30, 2010)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES,
TRANSFERS & BALANCES


$ 204,000
$ 22,837,087
$ 12,992.812
$ 36,033,899
$ 950,363
$ 10,500
$ 6,004,342
1_ 422.999104


$ 20,389,040
$ 1,466,271
$ 680,425
$ 304,099
$ 344,427
$ 565,760
$ 486,849
$ 294,697
$ 1,954,612
$
$ 460,087
$
$ 151,929
$ 2,133,075
$ 4,139,810
$ 1,694,719
$ 234,714
$ 179,191

$ 35,479,705
$
$ 7,519.399

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SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS


$ 12,640,369
$ 51,799
$ 442,439
$ 13,134,607
$
$
$ 241,343
13.375.95Q


6,921,23
1,600,46

571,44
959,64


401,60
43,22


2,470,04
18,73
16,00


$ 13,002,39
$


S 13.375qn


DEBT
SERVICE
FUNDS


$
$ 337,375
$ 1,000
$ 338,375


$


$
$ 88,444
$ 426,8192


4 $
8 $
- $
7 $
4 $
- $
- $
7 $
3 $
- $
- $
1 $
1 $
0)o $
- $
- $
- $
- $
- $ 266,23
)5 $ 266,23
- $


- $


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS


$ 326,878
$ 812,539
$ 1,139,417


$
$ 7,910,150
S 9.049.567


- $ *
$
- $
- $
- $
- .$ -
- $
- $
- $
- $
- $ 6,157,053
- $
- $
- $
- $
- $
- $
- $
- $
1 $ 10.642
1 $ 6,167,695
- $ 950,363
8 $ 1,931,509


PRIVATE
PURPOSE
FUNDS


$
$
$ 10(
$ 10


- $


$ 13,594
& 13,694


$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$ -
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$ ' -
$ 2,700

$ 2,700
$
$ 10.994


TOTAL
ALLEUNDS

s $ 12,844,369
$ 23,553,139
$ 14,248.890
$ 50,646,398
$ 950,363
$ 10,500
$ 14,257,873
t 65,865,134


$ 27,310,274
$ 3,066,739
,$ 680,425
$ 875,546
$ 1,304,071
$ 565,760
$ 486,849
$ 696,304
$ 1,997,835
$ 6,157,053
$ 460,087
$ 2,470,041
$ 170,660
$ 2,149,075
$ 4,139,810
$ 1,694,719
$ 234,714
$ 181,891
$ 276,873
$ 54,918,726
$ 950,363
$ 9.996.045


Complete details for each separate part of the school budget summarized above are on file and are available for public inspection at the Office of the Hardee County Superintendent of
Schools Administration Building, 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. ....... ..... ..........
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Total Revenues (Feder
Total Current Operatin
Capital Projects Reven
Debt Service Revenues
Number of Unweighted
Current Operating Rev
Total Number of Emplo
Total Number of Instru



To

$60,000,000
u $40,000,000 -
> $20,000,000 -
$0 -






$400,000
$380,000
c $360,000
* $340,000 -
$320,000









S670 - 7
670 200
200


GRAPHS ILLUSTRATING A HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF

FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Hardee County School Board



0 203 4 1998-99
al, State, Local) $49,689,444 $38,863,556 $35,303,498
g Revenues $43,247,067 $34,894,462 ,$29,266,332
ues $6,101,145 $3,616,115 $5,655,958
5 $341,232 $352,979 $381,208
1 Full-Time Equivalent Students 5,144.98 5,102.77 5,008.21
enues per UFTE $8,405.68 $6,838.34 $5,843.67
oyees 7A6 682 690
fictional Employees 458 436 438



tal Revenues (Federal, State, Local) Total Current Operating Revenues Capital Projects Revenues

$49,689,444 $50,000,000 --$432-47 06/- _- $8,000,000 - i... . .
S$38,863,556 $35,303,498 $40,000,000 $34,894,462 $ 266332 5 $,000000 -,655,958
S66,332 0, $6,0000010,00
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2008-09 2003-04 1998-99 2008-09 2003-04 1998-99 2008-09 2003-04 1998-99
Fiscal Years Fiscal Years Fiscal Years


Debt Service Revenues Number of Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent Students Current Operating Revenues per UFTE

-------- , 5,200.00 98 --- $10,000.00

-'F , "16:1 - i 4,900.00 -. $000

2008-09 2003-04 1998-99 2008-09 2003-04 1998-99 1 2008-09 2003-04 1998-99
Fiscal Years Fiscal Years Fiscal Years


Total Number of Employees Total Number of Instructional Employees , rv
458 5 46 - -- - - - -----




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July 14, a residential burglary on Hanchey Road was reported. Letter To The Editor


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
July 19, Matthew McCauley, 31, of 240th St., Elyria, Ohio,
was arrested by Dep Ryan Waters and charged with grand theft
vehicle and no valid license.
July 19, Isaiah Gavin Train, 29, of 2832 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Matthew Tinsley on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
July 19, Mary Lawanda Peavy, 48, of 315 Fourth Ave., Zolfo ,
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon.
July 19, Christina Rodriguez, 26, of 682 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery,
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance, and resisting
and officer without violence.
July 19, Teresa Miranda, 25, of 916 Tennessee St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI.
July 19, Christopher Lynn King, 19, of 1017 Sparrow Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with
criminal mischief.
July 19, vehicles stolen on SR 64 East and on Tom Bryan
Road, criminal mischief on Blue Jay Road and on Smith Road and
thefts on Sparrow Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

July 18, Kenneth Adam King, 33, of 5130 Wauchula Road,
Myakka, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with trespass
other than structure or conveyance.
July 18, Candelario Jesus Carrera, 25, of 702 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI, refusal
to submit to DUI tests and violation of license restrictions.

July 17, Willie Lee James, 50, of 634 Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with battery.
July 17, residential burglaries on U.S. 17. North and on Keeton
Road, and a theft on Smith Road was reported.

July 16, Joe Mario Gonzales, 31, of 402 Lynnf St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
July 16, James Alfred Woods, 65, of 4443 Bill Woods Road,
Ona, was arrested on three counts of failure to comply with envi-
ronmental regulations - litter over 500 pounds.
July 16, Jonathon Bernard Mariner, 23, of 1542 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with battery
and violation of probation.
July 16, Jose Guadalupe Rosales, 37, of 920 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force, and
charged with selling methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a
church, store, etc., cruelty toward a child that could result in injury,
contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijua-
na, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.
July 16, a residential burglary on Polk Road and criminal mis-
chief on Merle Langford Road were reported.

July 15, William Ocie McKinney, 34, of 3808 Wild Violet
Ave., Sebring, was arrested on a charge of non-support.
July 15, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 East, and criminal mischief
on Doc Coil Road, on Sweet Gum Parkway and on Vandolah Road
were reported.

July 14, Daniel Francisco Lara, 32, of 426 Lee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of
dealing in stolen property. i.
July 14, Terry Redden, 45, of 4801 S. 88tli i., 'TJmNia; 'A
arrested by Dep. Daniel Beckham on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
July 14, Nanette Iris Prevatt, 47, P.O. Box 65, Bowling Green,
was arrested by DTF and charged with sale of opium or its deriv-
ative.
July 14, Mark Dean Fuston, 35, of 3867 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription.



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July 13, Sandro Hernandez, 36, of 6604 Johnston Road, was
arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with battery.
July 13, Deborah Rimes Munoz, 53, of 8536 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
July 13, criminal mischief on Steve Roberts Special and thefts
on Hanchey Road, U.S. 17 South and East Main Street were
reported.

WAUCHULA
July 19, Benjamin Method, 41, of 1355 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
trespass on property other than a structure or conveyance, resisting
an officer without violence, failure to obey a police officer by flee-
ing and shoplifting - petit theft.
July 19, Shaun Tamara Mitchell, 24, of 1801 U.S. 17 South,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged
with DUI.
July 19, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

July 18, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.'

July 17, Manuel DeJesus Soto, 23, of 635 S. Fifth Ave. (U.S.
17 North), Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley on an
out-of-county warrant.

July 16, Jose Angel Garza, 22, of 304 W. Jones St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with battery,
burglary with assault and battery, criminal mischief - damage to
property and violation of probation.
July 16, a vehicle stolen on North Eighth Avenue, and a theft
on U.S. 17 South were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
July 19, a residential burglary on Dixiana Drive was reported..

July 17, criminal mischief on West Grape Street was reported.'

July 15, a fight on Mason-Dixon Avenue was reported.

July 13, a vehicle stolen on East Banana Street was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS '
July 15, a tag stolen on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Many people believe the more you sleep before midnight, the
better looking you'll be. In ancient times, people believed it
unlucky to set the left foot on the ground first on getting out of
bed.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
August 13, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following ordi-
nance:
ORDINANCE NO. 09-08
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida, amending
Ordinance 2004-12; providing for an increase in the
imposition of a surcharge on non-criminal violations
under Florida Statute 318.18; providing for inclusion iq,
the code; and ,providing for an effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Commissioners Office at least two (2)
working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice - is published in compliance with
Florida Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspec-
tion during regular office hours at .412 West Orange
Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone
863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting,or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 7:23c


Hardee Lakes Should Not

Compete With Private Parks


Dear Editor:


have the best of everything that


In response to Mr. Kuhl- "taxpayer" dollars could afford.
man's Letter to the Editor July Privately owned parks have the
16, 2009, "Suggestions For In- best they can afford through
creasing Use Of Hardee Lakes profits and/or debt. Mr.
Park." Kuhlnan's park would NOT
Mr. Kuhlman spins a nice pay property taxes. Privately
story in h way that makes a per- owned parks pay property -taxes
son feel all warm and fuzzy and that would be used to support a
want to jump on the bandwagon "government sponsored" com-
to turn Hardee Lakes Park into petitor. Mr. Kuhlman even
a beautiful "White Swan" from describes a privately .owned
the potential "Ugly Duckling" park in Zolfo Springs to target
he portends. for potential customers.
And of course most folks, Putting the existing tax base
myself included, are intrigued in jeopardy by compromising
. by the potential of a "diamond the customer base of other
in the rough" but that potential county businesses is just.
should be developed to support wrong-headed.
and benefit all the people and Mr. Kuhlman contends that
businesses in the county. Mr. this venture would be self-sup-
Kuhlman is proposing that the porting within a year and have a
county create a business that waiting list out six months.
would be in direct competition Well my goodness . . . that just
with the many privately owned takes my breath away. Of the
RV parks through out the coun- numerous thoughts that come to
ty. mind, let me close with this one
On the surface, I have no
problem with direct' competi- Make that presentation to a
tion - I've been in private sec- bank that has to qualify the pro-
tor businesses my entire work- ject before they would risk their
ing career. Competition be- money.
tween businesses is what has Bob Christie
made this country great. But if Oasis RV Park
you look a little deeper you will Zolfo Springs
see that the major component
,missing in Mr. Kuhlman's pro- Ronnie Gilliard
posal is "competition." Cracker Lake RV Resort
Mr. Kuhlman's park would Zolfo Springs

The term skyscraper was first applied to the Auditorium
Building. Built in Chicago it was completed in 1889. It was ten
stories tall.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DENTON II, LLC, the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 187 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2007-
Description of Property:
Lot 9 to 16 inclusive of Block 10, Bowling
Green Center Subdivision in Hardee County,
Florida, according to Plat thereof recorded
( among the public records of said County.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
490, PAGE 617.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: PHILLIP SMITH AND
LORETTA SMITH
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 26' day of August, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Pated this 17th day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee Cointy, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD0011XXXX 7 23-8.13c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JUANITA WRIGHT,
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 descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 530 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2007
Description of Property:
Lot Two (2) of Block Nine (9) of Magnolia
Manor, a subdivision located in Section 15,
Township 34 South, Range 25 East, according
to plat recorded in the Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.-

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOpK
107, PAGE 295.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MAGGIE MILFORD
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 2d day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 30th day of June, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk ofiCircuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD007XXXX 7:1-8:6c


INVITATION TO BID,

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY FLORIDA

Sealed BIDS will be received by the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA (here-
inafter referred to as Owner), Purchasing Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873 until 2:00 PM on
August 14, 2009 at which time they will be publicly opened by the Purchasing Director or his designee and read aloud.
Any BIDS received after,the time specified will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the construction of the Wauchula Hills
Water Treatment Plant Potable Water Wells. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all materials, equipment
and labor necessary for the installation of two potable water supply wells as necessary to complete the ,project per
the specifications and exhibits. Contract Documents may be examined and 'purchased at the offices of Craig A. Smith
& Associates, 7777 Glades Road, Suite 410, Boca Raton, FL 33434, (561) 314-4445 for the non-refundable amount of
,Twenty ,Nine and 00/100 Dollars ($29.00). Checks shall be made payable to Craig A. Smith & Associates. Contract
Documents may also be examined at the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered. Each BIDDER shall
submit with this BID evidence that he is, licensed to perform the work and services or qualified by examination to be so
licensed.
Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable BID BOND in an amount equal to at least five
(5) percent of the amount of the BID payable to HARDEE COUNTY, as a guarantee that if theBID is accepted the BID-
DER will execute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY BONDS equal one hun-
dred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No bid-
der may withdraw his BID for, a period of ninety (90) days after date set for opening of the BIDS.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "BID - WAUCHULA HILLS WATER TREAT-
MENT PLANT POTABLE WATER WELLS (CAS Prolect No. 06-1384)."
HARDEE COUNTY reserves the right to waive informalities and/or i regularities in any BID, delete any portion of the
project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County.
Bids imay be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s)
and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar
days from the online bid date.

Dale Johnson, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners 7:23c






July 23, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9B


Wauchula's Audit Shows Strengths


-By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a clean, unqualified
report, the highest which can be
given. -
The. Wauchula City Com-
mission was pleased with the
annual audit for the 2007-08
fiscal year. Received at the
monthly meeting on July 13, the
70-page audit summarizes the
city's financial situation -
good.
Incorporated in May 22,
1907, Wauchula has grown con-
siderably and is presently en-
gaged in several projects to
expand and improve its infra-
structure, water, sewer, electric,
to be able to welcome addition-
al industry as well as resident.
The report, for the.fiscal year
which ended Sept. 30, 2008,
shows - net assets of
$28,870,152, compared to
$26,396,098 a' year previously.
"There's a little less cash on
hand, but debt has been reduced
and there are more assets,"
summarized Bradenton auditor
Ed Leonard.
Revenues of $17.7 million
included over $3.4 million in
various grants and $1.7 million
in taxes. Expenses were over
$15 million, with some grant
monies carried over to the new
fiscal year, as well as a two-
month operating surplus to
carry the city until tax revenue
and other monies come in.
The report ends with 24
pages of notes on long-term
debt, each of the bonds and
bond covenants, and compli-
ance with federal and state
grant obligations. "The city
received a lot of grant funds and
used them as they should," said
Leonard. AlH hurricane expens-
es for public Works and law
enforcement have pretty much


been recouped.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
- learned -that the city had
been named Florida Main Street
Program of the Month. Mayor
David Royal attributed this "to
the great leadership of new
Main Street director Jessica
Newman. It's the beginning of a
lot of great things for our com-
munity."
- was shown the Public
Risk Management insurers'
award for most improved work-
place safety for 2009. Giroux
said it came with a $5,000
reduction in insurance premi-
ums and said Terry Svendsen,
human -services manager and
the Wauchula Safety Commit-
tee composed of Wayne Morris,
Mike *Heine, Karen Drew,
Stanley Allen and Holly Collins
"made it happen by stressing
safety all the time."
- received an update on
progress on remodeling the old
Ausley Library building for the
Wauchula Garden Club. A utili-
ty building to store tables and
chairs, refinishing and re-stain-
ing the exterior, closing, in a
window and creating French
doors to look out on the pergola
(arbored gazebo) are among the
finishing touches yet to be con-
sidered and completed.
- approved final payment
to Gray Robinson for its work
on the Pension Fund realign-
ment and closures.
- heard from a resident
seeking a variance because the
Code Enforcement Board had
ordered him to remove a mobile
home on his property in a resi-
dential area. The mobile home
is actually a 26-foot semi-trailer
used as a storage shed. The res-
ident wanted more information


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on the Land Development
Regulations and codes under
which he was cited and what
alternatives he had, such. as
skirting, he could do to amnelio-
rate the situation.
-Olivia Minshew, director
of development, said it was
cited under the nuisance accu-
mulation of property, such as an
uqtagged vehicle or accessory
structure not permitted in resi-
dential 1 zoning.
Attorney Cliff Ables ex-
plained that the commission
could take no action while the
zoning board was acting on the
matter and reiterated that a trail-
er was not allowed in residen-
tial zoning.
- approved a pair of resolu-
tions approving bids for addi-
tional phases of rehabilitating
the city electric substation. One
is for $133,925 for Dis-Tran
Packaged Substations LLC for
substation structure and materi-
al package and the other is
$133,995.57 to Powertown
Line Construction LLC for a
substation prefabricated con-
trol building.
Both are subject to approve
by the U.S. Department of
Energy under which the city
received nearly $1 million for
the, entire project. In last
month's meeting, the commis-


sion approved three other bids
for a refurbished transformer,
circuit switches and circuit
breakers at a total cost of
$509,498. The federal grant of
$984,000 will also include
demolition, construction, de-
sign and engineering costs.
- approved a resolution
approving the $47,612 bid of
The Avanti Co. for purchase
and installation of new water
and electric meters in the
Riverview Heights subdivision.
Most of the meters there are 30
to 40 years old and have been
damaged by water when it rains
heavily. The new meters, de-
signed for water conditions',
will be sealed and can be read
remotely, saving meterman
time in removing water before
he can read a meter. The new'
meters are also equipped with
tampering sensors to prevent
misuse.
Giroux said this was a pilot
project to test city meter effi-
ciency and eventually the whole
city could be done. The new
Valencia Gardens housing units
are equipped with the new
meters and they are very good,
said Braddock.
- approved a resolution to
borrow $3.871 million from the
State Revolving Loan Fund
program, most of which will be


. Thursday
July 30


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used to repay the balance on the
Florida Association of Water
Carriers bridge loan. In turn,
funds received under the
American Recovery Act will
pay off the SRF loan. Ulti-
mately, interest rates will drop
from 3.92 percent, to 2.8 per-
cent to about 1.0 percent, said
Giroux, noting it has taken
months to be able to substan-
tially reduce long-term debt.
-approved the removal of
the $220,000 in accounts re-
ceivable carryover which has
gone on for several years.
Efforts will continue to collect
these debts, but per the audi-
tor's recommendation, they will
not be carried over from year to
year.
Most of them are from
renters. All who have left debts
are red-flagged. Should they
return to the community, they
cannot have utilities activated
until old bills are paid. "It's why
we now require two months
deposit for utility hookups,"
said Braddock.
- approved second, and
final, reading of ordinances
annexing four acres on Griffin
Road into the city. Three acres
will be designated conservation
and one, adjacent to the city's
wastewater treatment plant, be
designated as city public build-
ings.
- met as a Community Re-
development Agency Board
(CRA) and heard updates from


Main Street director Jessica
Newman. Three new members
were added to the Main Street
Board, Calvin Bates,'Thomas.
Trevino and Calli Skipper.
The city decided not to work
with the Florida Barbecue
Association on Chillin' and
Grillin' next year, but set its
own guidelines for non-profit
organizations to enterras a type
of fundraiser and get more com-
munity'involvement. It may be
held earlier next year, . late
January .or early February, to no
interfere with the Sebring races,
the state or county fairs 'or The
Story of Jesus.
Newman reported on three
new businesses: Online Con-
signment is on' East Main
Street; Ridge ARC shop is on
West Main Street; and a can-
dle/clothing store is opening
Aug. 1 on Orange Street across
from Manley Accounting.


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acres. Stocked pond. This
property is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
REDUCED! 3.36� acres with 4
BR/2 BA home. This 2,800� sf
home is extremely energy effi-
cient. Plenty of room for a gar-
den or other outdoor uses.
Within walking distance to
shopping and schools. Value
priced at $265,000.
3.19� acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000
1� acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in Wau-
chula. Paved road frontage.
Deed restrictions. Zoned FR.
Lot size 130 X 305. $38,500


2.24� acres zoned C-2 with
frontage on Hwy 17, Sten-
strom & Holtsclaw. Can be
divided. Super site for com-
mercial operation. Priced at
$220,000.

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

85� acres of improved pasture.
Hwy 17 frontage. $6,000 per
acre.

Stunning newly built .3 BR, 2
BA house with study. Up-
grades galore! Close to schools.
2 car garage. Call and ask
about the bonus offered by
the builder! REDUCED
$229,500.

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


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


Classifieds


L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc

DeSoto County





EASY FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com 9
1-941-778-7980/7565 7


'MASSEY FERGUSON deluxe,
diesel, with equipment, runs
good. 781-1137. 6:23p
TRACTOR, 5ft. rotavator tiller,
$1,000 for both. 767-1205.
7:16-23



KENMORE STACKABLE wash-
er/dryer for $100. State dryer,
large capacity, $150. Maytag
super capacity washer, $350. 863-
735-1087. 7:23p


Repairs Desktops / Latops
Networking G Software
Training Parts
Onsite Service Q' Security

Grand Opening Specials 303 East Main Street
50% OFF To 1 st Daily Client Wauchula
25% OFF To 2nd Daily Client Hours
Mon.-Fri. 9:30-6:00
15% OFF To 3rd Daily Client Sat. 9:30-2:00
r--* *- ---- - ii.".
I Bring this ad for i
I discounts! 863.486.8116 / 863.773.9871
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Robert HInerman
Property Restoration


* Water Damage
* Fire Damage

* Clean Up Mold
* Biohazard Clean Up
We work with all homeowners
insurance companies


i(6)l 72 86


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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 sqft 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
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
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
Bowling Green -3BR home with Central air/heat - Close to all ser-
vices. $88,000.00
5 acres with 4BR 2BA 2007 mobile home - central air/heat - east of
Wauchula $115,000.00


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
| Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can ..j
access them anytime! OP U"?UI
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-k392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
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2001 DODGE RAM 1500, V8,.
sport, extended cab, $3,500. 863-
735-1087. , 7:23p
1998 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT,
$1,500 or best offer. 863-375-
2306. 7:23p
2002 FORD EXPLORER, new
tires, new brakes, very clean,
$3,500 OBO. 863-245-8911.,
7:16-30p



12 FT. V-HULL & trailer aluminum,
12 ft. ion boat. 781-1137. 7:23p


A DIRECTOR is needed for a
Christian daycare. Credentials
preferred. Please apply at New
Hope Baptist Church, 1999 SR 64,
Wauchula. 7:23p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
8/20/2009 at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing &
storage charges:
1976 FORD VN
A16D6154FJ2171
Sale to be held at ROBERTS
TOWING 377 OLD DIXIE HYW
BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834;
Roberts Towing reserves the right
to bid. cl7:23c


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Juan Delatorre
(863) 781-1128

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ALF HAS A NIGHT position open.
Clean background & drug screen-
required. Apply at 298 Resthaven
Rd., Zolfo Springs. 7:23c
STORE CLERK NEEDED for non-
profit, send resume including ref-
erences to J. George, P.O. Box
422, Wauchula, FL 33873.
7:16-23c







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% of
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North * Sebring
Florida
Across from Home Depot $
863-382-0600 |


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(863) 773-2128


SII REALTORSS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more.listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
L OUR OFFICE TODAY?!
.yqfo t u elie 4ogrant -,
ymi*t assistance on your new home.


NEW LISTING! Paved Get the privacy you're look-
road, great price! 10� acs ing for! Secluded 4BR/3BA
cleared land has well, power home on 12� wooded acs.
unit. Ready for, your new Only minutes to Wauchula
home or ag use. $110,000! or Zofo Spring. $350,000! 1
3BR/4BA 2-story home on
NEW LISTING! Scenic corner lot in Wauchula.
location w/lots of trees! 2006 $200,000!
MH w/3BR/2BA on 5� acs.
paved rd, fenced pond, stor- Huge house w/lots of poten-
age shed. $120,000! tial. Large corner lot zoned
C-1. $135,000!
Fantastic home on beautiful
Peace River with 5 acs. MUST SELL; owner mov-
$275,000.00! ing; reducing price to take a
loss! 3BR/2.5BA, 1600�SF,
Beautiful country setting, CB home includes new
lots of wildlife. 2-story Rheem A/C, laminate
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire- floors, appliances, roof,
place & large screened back kitchen. 2-car carport, CB
porch on 22� acs. Located storage shed, 150'x125' lot
halfway between Wauchula $155,000!
& Avon Park. $389,900!
Your piece on the Peace
Looking for native River! Two adjacent par-
Florida? Secluded 5� ac of cells, 7.8 acs for $219,000,
wooded land has deeded 8.6� acs for $225,000! Buy
access to Peace River! both for $398,000! Possible
Canoe, camp, fossil hunt, owner financing!
relax! $90,000. Great starter home!
PRICE REDUCED! Extra 3BR/1BA CB home w/ceni
lot w/this 2006C home. trial A/C, city utilities, hard-
3BRl2lA CB w/tray ceiling, wood floors, pine ceilings,
3BR/2A CB w/tray ceiling back deep back yard. Appliances
alk-in shower, fenced back eluded! $77,900! Owner
yard, attached garage! Dble will rent home for $750.00
lot measures 110 10! per month with $750.00
$195.000! Sellers would love deposit.
an offer!i
PRICE REDUCED! In the
High & dry pastureland! country! 35� acs fenced
10-� ac improved, fenced pastureland in private set-
land on private rd is attrac- ting currently used for cat-
tive homesite, or perfect for tie. MH w/o well, septic
cattle/horses! $140,000! being sold "as is"! NOW
$310,000!
Looking for 5 or 10 acs?
Two 5� ac high/dry fenced Never lived in! Brand new
parcels on private rd! Buy 3BR/2BA, 1300�SF, CB
one or both! $14,5Q0/ac! home w/granite counter-
One parcel has well/septic! tops, master bath, ceramic
tile & carpet floors!
Bring your fishing pole! $144,999!
3BR/1BA home fronts re-
laxing Lake Buffum. Park- Fantastic 2-story brick
ing' & hookups for 1 RV in home w/pool. Beautiful oak
place $160,000! shaded lot. Close to elemen-
tary school in Wauchula.
Possible owner financing! $250,000!
2BR/1BA CB home in Avon
Park. $57,000! PRICE REDUCED!
Breathtaking oaks! 9.8� ac
Tax exemption in place! 10� homesite conveniently lo-
ac fenced, cleared pasture cated between Wauchula &
w/pond, some woods, 4" Zolfo Springs w/culvert
well. Private homesite loca- already in place! NOW
tion! $160,000! $140,000!
MEA.IM ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS........-.781-0153 SANDY LARRISON...... 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-128 MONICA REAS...,'....7 17110
DAVID ROYAL......U-..781-3490 KAREN SUMMERS.....781-7;33
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 3 "873
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(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
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2BR/2BA, DEN, METAL ROOF,
hard wire generator, large yard,
$79,000. 863-781-4532.
7:23-9:24p
FOR SALE'- 4BR/2-1/2BA plus
bonus room, 9-1/2 acres. 863-
773-4207 or 863-781-5595.
7:23-8:13c
OWNER FINANCING with down
payment, 2006 MFH, 2100 sq.ft., 5
acres, 5BR/3BA major appli-
ances, great condition. Sacrifice
$165,000 negotiable. By appoint-
ment. 941-923-7888 leave mes-
sage. 7:2-23p
HOUSE, BARN, 10 acres, in west-
ern Hardee County, quick sale,
$150,000. 941-730-1152.
6:25-7:23p


LOST - BROWN DACHSHUND
mix with black stripes. Wearing
red collar with All Creatures tag.
Missing since 7/9. Area of
Hollandtown Road. Greatly
missed. Please call 773-3674 with
any Information. 7:23p


FOUND - YOUNG PIT BULL. 863-
767-1865 Dansby Road area.
7:23nc
Mki fff-"P- - M- a
V-MOWER, 12 ft. Orange Service
Co., good condition, $5,000 OBO.
735-0343.' 7:23-30p
NORDIC TRACK SL728 exercise
cycle, good condition, $75. 375-
4443. 7:16-23p


FREE PUPPIES - Mixed female.
Call 773-2068 after 5 p.m. 7:23nc
GERMAN ROTTWEILER puppies,
2 female/2 male, AKC registered
parents on site. 863-949-4132 or
863-512-6157. 7:16-23p
TEACUP CHIHUAHUAS, 5 fe-
males/2 males. 863-949-4132 or
863-512-6157. 7:16-23p
NOW READY - Bull Mastiff pup-
pies, registered males and
females. Kelly 781-1637 or
www.yellowtter.com. 7:16-23p


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For Rent

Apartments

1 & 2 Bedrooms

817 E. Main St., Wauchula

Sammy 781-0707
7:16-8:6c


Central Florida

Ranch & Grove
Reat LLC

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








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THE BARKER SHOP starting
soon Pet of the Month drawing.
Call for all the details. 773-0547.
7:2-30p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


LARGE 3 BR, $900 month, $300
deposit & 1 BR APT., $400 month,
$200 deposit. 417-280-5647.
7:23-30p


SMALL HOUSE, big yard,
2BR/1BA, Ona, $225 deposit,
monthly $475. 735-8999 leave
message. 7:23p
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $550
monthly plus deposit, 781-3570.
7;23-8:6c
ZOLFO 3BR/1BA, porch, huge
yard. 735-2626. 7:23c
HOUSES FOR RENT as low as
$550 per month. 773-6667. 7:23c
COUNTRY 3BR/2BA very spa-
cious on 10 acres. 735-2626.
7:23c
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
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more Information. 4:9tfc


214 E. Orange St. - Waueuil
[across from Klassix]
* All New Appliances have Manufacturers Warranty
* Service ALL Brands of Appliances
* $60.00 for 30 niin of Service
.Parts Additional
. Parts for ALL Makes!!
Anoliances available in all price ranges


. .....


781-7680 - ' .
Trained * Licensed * Insured * Professional Service


Bowling Green

S Flea Market

For Your
Spot
Call

781-1062
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DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY

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863-314-0846
(non-lawyer)
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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
Florida
Across from Home Depot
863-382-0600 u


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REALTYINC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Spacious 4B/3Bth home on 5 acres; C/B and
frame construction, 3614 sq. ft. living space,
over 600 sq. ft. mother-in-law suite, outside and
inside storage, convenient location. $295,000
New roof andnew paint on this 3B/lBth con-
crete block home, central H/A, screened porch,
corner lot, fenced yard, outside storage.
$144,000
Lovely home in family neighborhood, 2B/2Bth,
large master suite, 2 screened porches, outside
storage, sprinkler system with separate well.
$54,900

ONE OF A KIND! 2 bedrooms, cozy cottage
with fireplace, hardwood floors, lots of storage
space, huge 30x18 storage building. Call Delois
to see this home today! $128,000

Thisis is a must see! 3.16 Acres and 3B/2B manu-
factured/MH built in 199P with large rooms,
fireplace, screened lanai, in ground pool, 12x20
metal storage. $125,000
A GREAT DEAL! 2005, ;4x44, D/W mobile
home, peaceful location, Smithbuilt shed has
electricity and 12x16 porch. $73,000
EXECUTIVE C/B Stucco home; 4B/3Bth, fam-
ily room with fireplace, stainless steel appli-
ances in large kitchen, lovely yard with under-
ground sprinkler system; desirable location in
Wauchula. $279,000
Investment Property - Heritage home,
3B/2Bth, plus 4 rental units, currently rented,
tall ceilings, hardwood floors, plenty of extras
in this listing. Call Charlotte for details.


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MODERN LARGE. DUPLEX in
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
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 UIIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31tfc


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


EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER for
your elderly/disabled. Bonded
with references. Bathing, dress-
ing, laundry, doctor visits, meals,
companionship, errands. 773-
3781 or cell 405-802-4501.
7:23-8:6p '


ToIbtal Car Detailing
, 214 E. Orange St. * Wauchula
Every Friday & Saturdayy
Complete Detail
For more info
Call Donavan 863-781-7680 c17:23tfc


W . B. Olliff,' Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.
773-4478




Free Estimates
Insured - 30+ years experience :2




1 THE PALMS

Available for
Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through July 31st
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
"" - -7 teae @1 00/7o education) : "

* 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
S(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771 L
Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider i v2 .30c
" Awrd innng Pofesioal B-ligua


Bus. (863) 773-0007 7 '
Fax: (863) 773-0038 -
wwwlambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
2B/1Bth, completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000
Well maintained C/B Home on 11 Acres!
3B/1Bth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; great
garden area. A MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!
$225,000
Nice lot with small house and good pole barn;
road frontage on Hwy 64. $45,000
30 acres of pastureland in secluded area; small
pond has natural flow of water; perfect for;
home site or small ranch. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED and POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
ING! Call Delois today.
5 acres with fruit trees, large oaks and 1 acre
pond; this would make a lovely home site.
$110,000 '

Beautiful 5 acre tract with paved road frontage;
make an offer on this 5 acre tract. Listed at
$90,000
14.74 acres, nice sloping tract with large pond;
some native trees; very secluded. $195,000
10 acres with 12" well; perfect for your new
home. Call Delois Johnson for more informa-
tion.
1.2 Acre Commercial Lot on Highway 17; high'
-traffic area. $100,000
1.37 acres; 2" shallow well located on Main
Street, outside city limits. $43,500
2.76 Acres with 2" well located Highway 64
West. $49,000


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


SERVICE YOU


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


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HOUSES

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Classifieds


LYNCO INC. - Large & small jobs,
all types-of removal, fully licensed
& Insured. 863-735-0525 or 863-
245-9737. 7:9-8:6p
LET ME HELP YOU book your
next trip. Best Vacation Deals.
863-375-3325. 7:23p
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Complete lawn care, mowing,
edging, trimming, weeding, tree
trimming, estimates. NO job to
big or to small. 781-4641 or 863-
832-2138. 7:9tfnc


Used
Furniture
for Sale
(In Storage)
Bistro Set w/ 2 chairs $50
Tools w/chest $600
Kitchen Table (tile top) w/4
chairs w/ built-in leaf $200
Dining Room Table w/4
padded chairs and leaf $400
Couch (hide-a-bed) w/match-
ing love set $350
Lamps $50 set
Large Bookcase $50
7'Artificial Christmas Tree
$20
Computer Desk w/file draw-
er $75
Club Car electric golf cart
$1,500 (batteries less than one
year)
Fiberglass Ladder-6' $40
18" TV set-old but works $15
Also: misc. dishes, pots and
pans, and pictures

Call
863-370-0002

Cash Only Please
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PAUL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
taking care of ALL your lawn
mower needs. Guaranteed lowest
prices. Parts at discount prices.
773-4400 or 474-1172. 7:9-30c
BEAT THE BAD economy from
home. Free sign up and webstta
www.isxperia.com/betterhealth,
or Lee 863-221-6288. 6:25-7:23p
DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
5:7tfc
W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc. -
Land clearing - demolition - tree
removal; Fencing - barbed wire,
field fence, board fence; Tractor
work - bush hog, disc. Code
enforcement clean-up discount.
Ag pole barn construction. Will
Smith, owner/operator. 863-781-
0158 or 863-773-3557. 4:9-9:24p
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, Wauchula. 735-2511.
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in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
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all ads for any construction-relat-
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County Gets $400,000


For Scarborough Road


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Persistence in working with a
federal agency paid off big for'
Hardee County recently.
Project Manager Doug
Knight was applauded for an
over four-year battle with the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency staff in settling on
mitigation monies to repair
damages done to Scarborough
Road in the southeast portion of
the county.
On the original project work-
sheet, FEMA officials came to
inspect damages on Aug. 22,
2008, following Tropical
Storm Faye on Aug. 19. The
3.9-mile unpaved road had
again been damaged, as it had
by hurricanes Charley, Frances
and Jeanne in 2004. Mitigation
was estimated at over close to a
half million to prevent further
damages.
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back and forth, the amount was
lowered to $29,000 for a new
shell surface and some ditch
work.
Knight would not accept this
and kept working through vari-
ous FEMA administrations to
get the road approved under
category 406, hazardous miti-
gation from repetitive losses.
With Knight's persistence,
FEMA finally agreed to a four-
inch shell surface course with a
one-inch asphalt overlay at a
total cost of $414,843.99.
In accepting that amount,
Knight and county engineer
Kevin Atchley faced two op-
tions. Because of the truck traf-
fic on Scarborough, Atchley
suggested an inch of asphalt
would not last.
His Option 1, at a cost to the
county of $177,524.72, would
add three inches of shell to the
shoulders and an additional
one-half inch, of asphalt, ap-
proximately 60 turnouts and
road striping.
His preferred Option 2, at a
cost of $287,415.27 would add
the shell to shoulders, road
striping and turnouts but an
additional one inch of asphalt.
The county's share of the
$600,000 project would be paid
out of the loan proceeds from
the five-cent local option gas
tax
Commissioner Bobby Smith
emphasized that the second
option was imperative. Scar-
borough Road is in his district.
"If we put asphalt on it, there
will be even more truck traffic.
Drivers would rather used a
paved road than an unpaved one
and will use Scarborough to get
'to Ten Mile Grade," he stressed.
"If we're going to do it, let's do
it right," he added.
The Ten Mile Grade hurri-


cane repairs/mitigation is still
under an informal appeal.
FEMA wants to add a polymer,
not asphalt, to the road.
Commissioners approved the
budget amendment for Option
2.
In other FEMA. discussion,
county attorney Ken Evers rec-
ommended dropping an appeal,
of denial of $127,056.98 reim-
bursement for courthouse water
intrusion remediation. The
grant application was denied by
the state Division of Emergency
Management, the state agency
working with FEMA on this
type project.
Under the National Emerg-
ency Policy Act, FEMA can
retroactively pay for work done
for public health and safety rea-
sons. The county appealed the
state making that decision for
FEMA. Since then FEMA has
approved the decision.
Even if the county was to
continue the appeal on damages
in the 2004 hurricanes, there is
no 2004 FEMA money left to
pay it, it would be just winning
on principle. "We're beating a
dead horse. I recommend we
dismiss and not waste any more
money on it," said Evers. The
commission agreed.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
- discussed the insurance
bids to be opened later in the
day and possible need for a spe-
cial meeting to review and
award a bid.
- approved submission for
the JAG/Edward Byrne law en-
forcement grant in the amount
of $75,783, which does not
require any local match dollars.
- approved grant agreement
for an emergency management
grant of $30.320, which was
increased to $129,046 and
requires a $30,320 match.


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