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Gator Hunters:

Clases To Begin

... Story 3A


The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 34
2 Sections, 20 Pages


Thursday, July 30, 2009


BEHIND HIM! Trucker Now Free


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
After eight years of troubles
and tears, a trucker involved in
a crash which killed a mother
and daughter walked away from
the Hardee County Courthouse
for the last time on Friday after-
noon.
Though Jean-Claude Meus,


now 45, has been freed from
prison, he will never be liberat-
ed from the painful memories
of that night in May 2001, he
said following the court hearing
which ended the criminal case
against him.
It was that pain, he said,.
which kept him from pursuing
the new trial an appellate court


said he was entitled to. Meus
relives the nightmare of the
event, but said he does not want
the family of the crash victims
to experience still more pain.
And, he rioted, there is
always a chance he could be
convicted again.
Meus was tried on two counts
of vehicular homicide in 2003


for the 2001 deaths of
Wauchula mother Nona Moore,
40, and her daughter Lindsey, 8.
The state said Meus, a profes-
sional trucker, had exceeded his
allowable driving hours and had:
fallen asleep at the wheel, caus-
ing the fatal crash.
Meus argued through is attor-
ney, James "Rusty" Franklin,,


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that he was not overtired, but
that a white car had cut him off,
forcing him to take evasive
action which ultimately resulted
in the collision with Moore's
van.
Jurors found Meus guilty. He
was sentenced to 15 years in
state prison.
And, he began serving that


time.
But a volunteer firefighter
-".1., who was first on the scene that
night heard of Meus' 2003 trial
and conviction and stepped for-
ward to say he had found Meus
to be awake and alert following
the crash.
That testimony was never
heard at the 2003 trial, prompt-'
-- ing Acting Circuit Judge Jeff J.


McKibben to rule Meus had
received "ineffective assistance
of counsel," and was entitled to
a new trial.
The state appealed that rul-
ing, resulting in the 2nd District
Court of Appeal upholding
McKibben's order.
Defense lawyer John Tre-
vena, who was handling Meus'
appeals, worked out a plea
agreement with the State
Attorney's Office.
And on Friday afternoon,
McKibben accepted that agree-
ment, ending the need for a new
trial.
In it, Meus pleaded no con-
test to two counts of vehicular
homicide. The defense agreed
See FREE 2A


. '. ". ". .
PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Jean-Claude Meus put the Hardee County Courthouse behind him Friday afternoon as he walked away a free man.
Congratulating the trucker are (from left) Dana Christenson, sister to fatal-crash victim Nona Moore; Rebecca
Chenoweth, Meus' fiancee; and Juan Otero, former volunteer firefighter whose testimony won Meus the right to a
new trial.



Depot Restoration Back On Track


Burned Body In Trunk:

2 Men Jailed On

Murder .Indictment


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee County Grand Jury
handed up a murder indictment
last week in the case of a body
found in the trunk of a burned-
out car on a rural roadway here.
Originally, the November
death of 46-year-old Malik
Addullah Muhammad was
thought to be a Highlands
County crime, as early investi-
gation showed the victim was
attacked in that county.
Detectives believed he was
killed there, and his body
dumped in Hardee County.
But the Medical Examiner's
Office in Lakeland later deter-
mined that Muhammad, though


suffering other injuries prior to
his death, actually died in the
fire, locked in the trunk of his
own 1997 Lincoln Continental,
said Maj. Randy Dey of the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office.
Investigators with the High-
lands County Sheriffs Office,
the Hardee County Sheriffs
Office and the state Fire
Marshal's Office worked to-
gether to develop information
in the case, leading to two sus-
pects.
And that case was presented
to the Grand Jury on Monday of
last week. Grand jurors then
handed up an indictment charg-
ing first-degree murder, arson.
See TRUNK 3A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's been more than a decade.
Phase II of the renovation of
the 1915 Wauchula Train Depot-
is starting soon.
Application for the permit is
being processed as L. Cobb
Construction won the state
Department of Transportation
bid for the work will which
begin shortly.
It's been a long time coming.
Wauchula State Bank and its
president J. W. Crews Jr. pre-
sented the deed to the historic
depot in March 1998, along
with a $25,000 check to do im-



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INDEX
Classifieds..................6B
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.....11B
Crime Blotter............... 9B
Hardee Living................3B
Information Roundup....8A
Obituaries...................4A



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mediate work to save the build-
ing. A state matching historical
preservation grant enabled the
city to begin preservation.
The shingles and eaves were
repaired to prevent further dete-
rioration of the old building for
future major renovations.
Among plans discussed was to



Lotz


Coming


Here!

By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
Hardee County has always
taken pride in honoring God 'in
its churches and community as
a whole. To keep the fire burn-
ing, Anne Graham Lotz will be
coming to "Fan the Flame"
here.
Lotz, who is the founder of
AnGel Ministries and the
daughter of world-renowned
evangelist Billy Graham, will
be making her stop in the
Heartland on Aug. 7-9 at the
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
Accompanying the famed
Lotz is popular Christian music
artist Fernando Ortega.
First up on the three-day list
of events is one just for pastors
and ministers. They are encour-
aged to come to a One-Day
Leadership Conference that will
"inspire and uplift, challenge
and convict, encourage and
equip all those who are respon-
See LOTZ 2A


use half the building for a his-
torical museum of Wauchula
mementos, and memorabilia of
that bygone era and the other
half for related offices, perhaps
Main Street Wauchula and the
Chamber of Commerce.
The 96-year-old depot, strate-
gically located, was once the


center of passenger and freight
deliveries to the agricultural
community here. It was con-
structed in 1915 to replace an
old wood frame building at the
central north-south street of the
town.
The stores along what is now
See DEPOT 2A


Lopez Torres


FILE PHOTOS
A body was found in the trunk of this burned car on Old Town Creek Road last November. The victim was later Iden-
tified as Malik Addullah Muhammad (inset).


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Verna Whitfield, 95, of rural Bowling Green cannot resist a
good story.
She called to report her brother Courtney (Buck) Toole on July
23 had a surprise 84th birthday party at the Double J Restaurant in
Wauchula. Buck lives about three miles from
Verna.
/ i They have three sisters, Mary Alice
Durrance, 93, of Avon Park; Miley Young,
. 85, of Bartow; and Willie Clyde Cloud, 8.1,
of Sebring. Their other brother, Thomas
, - Edward Toole, died at age 6 of diphtheria.
.:.. - Their parents were Laura Alice
, . . Courtney Toole and Thomas,Alfred Toole,
\ one of the best farmers in the Bowling Green
area. He grew strawberries, cucumbers, toma-
toes, bell peppers, and beans.
The Toole family had moved to Hardee County from Perry
after losing their farm to a mortgage foreclosure. Toole after mov-
ing here initially farmed with the Patterson family.
Verna and Buck attend the annual reunion of the College Hill
school the first Saturday of every November.
Buck has 30 acres of orange grove and leases land for 150
head. of brood cows and bulls. Several years ago he bought five
bulls for $9,100. He prefers angus bulls because black calves bring
more money at the livestock market.
He was disappointed to get only 80 cents a pound solids this
past season for his oranges but happy that he recently sold next
year's crop for $1.20 a pound plus the rise above a nickel.
He is also thankful to be feeling better after being in the hos-
pital recently for a kidney problem and aching joints. He and Verna
are faithful members of the First Baptist Church in Bowling Green
and share their Christian faith.
Buck after high school spent 20 years in the Merchant
Marines, serving in World War II on ships carrying supplies to
American troops. Two of his childhood friends, Leonard (Red)
Albritton and Don (D.R.) McLeod, joined 'the Merchant Marines at
the same time. The. three boys used to pick strawberries for three
cents a quart.
His fertilizer salesman Marshall Hartley organized the birth-
day luncheon. Others attending included Dr. and Mrs. Bill Lovett,
a salesman named Rick, Frank Tomlinson, Glenda Best, Mike
Braxton, Roy Albritton and great-nephew Ronnie Kelly.
Toole said it was the best birthday he could remember.


COURTESY PHOTOS
From left are Verna Whitfield, Buck Toole, Mary Alice
Durrance and Willie Clyde Cloud. Not in photo is Miley
Young.


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
When the historic 1915 Wauchula Depot was deeded to the city of Wauchula in 1998 (upper photo) it was slowly dete-
riorating. Emergency repairs preserved it. Now (lower photo), it lies along U.S. 17 northbound lanes and will short-
ly receive interior and exterior upgrades, preparing it to be a museum and city information/outreach office.


DEPOT
Continued From 1A


Burris Avenue (formerly Fifth
Avenue) fronted on that main
street but are now delivery
zones for the stores which face
Earnest Plaza.
The Florida Southern Rail-
road changed the town's name
from "English" to "Wauchula"
when the railroad tracks were
laid. The CSX Railroad termi-
nated service to this area in the
early 1980s, took up the tracks,
and later sold that land to the
state for its U.S. 17 northbound
lanes.
Since the depot is along that


U.S. 17 corridor, it qualified for
DOT historical preservation
monies and wound its way
slowly through the engineering
and planning to the construction
phases in fthe 2008-09 fiscal
year.
In January, workmen in haz-
ardous materials gear demol-
ished the interior of the old
building, carefully removing
the possible contamination of
infestations and old materials,
but preserving the solid con-
crete floor, good wood base and'
brick walls. The restored wood


cargo platform and stairs, and
restored wood freight doors
were left intact. Exterior win-
dows and doors and cabinets
were replaced in their original.
conditions.
DOT then completed engi-
neering and sent out for bids,
with Cobb recently winning the
low bid. Phase II includes inte-
rior work, including a new
mechanical room, partitioning
of the south portion with a new
ceiling, door and hardware,
rough-in plumbing for rest-
rooms, new heatlair and con-


duits for 10 light fixtures.
The city will be responsible,
for Phase III, probably
through state historic preserva-
tion grants or Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
monies.
It will complete the work in
the restrooms, museum wall-
work, the north entrance with a
handicapped accessible ramp
and east side railing, offices, a
food preparation area and con-
ference room and whatever
other amenities are planned at
that time.


FREE
Continued From 1A


to a penalty of one day of pro-
bation and of time already
served.
That time, McKibben noted,
amounted to 3-1/2 years behind
bars.
After Trevena and Assistant
State Attorney Gene Malpas
presented the agreement to the
judge, he noted, before televi-



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sion cameras and rows of sup-
porters who had followed the
case, "I will terminate the sus-
pense."
With that, McKibben accept-
ed the plea agreement worked
out between the two lawyers.
"Adjudication is withheld in
this matter," the judge went on
to say, meaning Meus will not


COURTESY PHOTO
Preparing for college is a big undertaking which requires
an early start. Nobody knows that better than South
Florida Community College and its College Reach Out
Program. Laura White and Fernando Islas, of the col-
lege's CROP, recently spoke about the program to the
Hardee County School Board. Islas noted the program is
active at the junior high school, and creates a club
atmosphere for students who participate in it. There are
college visits, field trips, Saturday events and a summer
academy, all aimed at readying youngsters for higher
academicsL Here, Cynthia Radandt (left) and Kaylee
Mancllas, both eighth graders, talk about their experi-
ences in CROP.


have a criminal record. "The
court is very comfortable with
this resolution," he added.
"The record indicates that
Jean-Claude Meus had no en-
counters with the law before
May 11, 2001. Following the
accident, his blood tests re-
vealed no trace of alcohol, med-
ications or illegal drugs.
"He has been on defacto pro-
bation for eight years,"
McKibben continued. "During
this time, he has strictly adhered
to the restrictions placed on him
and complied with our laws."
Then, the judge pointedly
reminded, "We should not for-
get that he has served 3-1/2
years in prison."
, Meus, though 'imprisoned
following his conviction, was
released on bond after
McKibben's order for a new
trial, and remained on bond
restrictions while awaiting the
2nd DCA's ruling on the state's
appeal of McKibbhhen's order.
"The outconie in no way
diminishes the suffering and
loss of the Moore and Knight
families," McKibben said.
"They have long granted Mr.
Meus forgiveness, and it is now
time for the system to forgive
him as well."
Meus was handed his pass-


port and his freedom.
After the judge left the court-
room, Meus told the jubilant
crowd which assembled, "Fm
not bitter at anybody. The sys-
tem put me in and the system
put me back out. The system
works.
"The facts are what they are,"
he continued. "Surely I was in-
volved in an accident that killed
two people, and I relive that.'
But, he added, "People have
accidents every day. That does-
n't mean they committed vehic-
ular homicide."
Meus thanked everyone who
supported him and, worked
toward his release. He carefully
named each one, including the
people of Hardee County and
Juan Otero, the witness who
came forward to win the right to
a new trial.
"I just want to go live in
peace, work, pay my taxes," he
said.
Metus resides in Tennessee. If
his travels bring him to Florida
once again, however, he will
drive around Hardee County
rather than through it, he added.
As he put the Hardee County
Courthouse behind him, Meus,
said his first wish is "to get a
fishing license and go fishing!"


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beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when
I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is
wrong.


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Sheriff's Budget Cut


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Commis-
sion on Thursday slashed the
current-sheriff's budget by three
percent to $7.128 million for
2009-10.
The current budget is $7.349
million, and Sheriff Arnold
Lanier had, requested a new
budget of $8.1 million.
The motion to cut the sher-
iff's budget for 2009-10 was
made by Commissioner Terry
Atchley and seconded by Com-
missioner Bobby Ray Smith.
The Sheriff's Office has 97
employees and the sheriff had
requested a budget to hire 14
More employees.
Lanier said in a down econo-
my the crime rate rises.
"In over 30 years at the
County Sheriff's Office, I have
seen good and bad years, seen
the crime rate rise and fall. We
have a $41,000 grant and share
a $75,000 grant with the
Wauchula Police Department."
Lanier was elected sheriff in
2008, succeeding Loran Cog-
bum who retired after 12 years
as sheriff. Lanier, who recently
switched to the Republican
Party, said the county jail aver-
ages 150 to 160 bookings a
month. "We get as many as
60,000 calls a year, and half
require some service. We have
had the same budget at $7.34
million for two years."
Lanier said $153,000 was
given back to the County


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

There is one word which
may serve as a rule of
practice for all one's life -
reciprocity. -Confucius



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

CASE NO. 25 2009 CA 169
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JIMMY SHOFFNER, et. al.,
Defedants.


NOTICE OF ACTION
JIMMY SHOFFNER
Whose residence is:
705 ILLINOIS AVENUE,
AUCHULA, FL, 33873 &
72 CROSSING LANE W,
HOLLADAY, TN 38341
DENEDA SHOFFNER
Whose residence is:
705 ILLINOIS AVENUE,
WAUCHULA, FL, 33873 &
72 CROSSING LANE W,
HOLLADAY, TN 38341
If alive, and if dead, all par-
ties claiming interest by, through,
under or against JIMMY SHOFFN-
ER; DENEDA SHOFFNER and all
parties having or claiming to have
any right,, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 4,
AVALON PARK ADDITION
TO CITY OF WAUCHULA,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
, PA, AS PER PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 75.
a/k/a 705 ILLINOIS AVE WAUCHU-
LA, FL 33873
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312 on or
before August 28, 2009 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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on this 22" day of
July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Caria O'Bryan


As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a reasonable accommo-
dation to participate in this pro-
ceeding 'should no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 8637732161, 412W
ORANGE ST. RM A102. WAUCHU-


Commission in fees and said
housing federal inmates this
year is expected to be $300,000.
"We have $58,000 in un-
filled positions. We are down
four positions and trying to fill
two."
Commissioner Minor Bryant
asked if the Sheriff's Office
could get some state prisoners
for the county jail. The Sheriff's
Office charges $55 a day to
house federal inmates. The
funds from renting the jail cells
are returned to the County
Commission, Lanier noted.
Jail revenues had been pro-
jected this year at $650,000,
said Commission Chairman
Dale Johnson, who suggested
cutting the sheriff's budget next
year to $6.7 million.
Lanier said jail rentals are
down significantly this year
because Hendry and Polk coun-
ties are opening new jail facili-
ties.
"The budget is out of control,
but I realize public safety is a
sacred cow," said Johnson.
"Ten years ago the sheriff's
budget was $3.9 million."
Atchley said, "Next year's
budget planning for the county
may be worse than this year.
There are no extra dollars."
Lanier said, "I can maintain if
we stay where we are (at $7.34
million), if the County Com-
mission pays for the utilities
($300,000). Our building is not
energy efficient. There are no
windows at the jail. There are









A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
The heavens tell the glory of
God, and the skies an-
nounce what His hands
have made. Day after day,
they tell the story; night after
night, they tell it again.
Psalm 19:1-2 (NCV)

FRIDAY
Jesus said to her, "I am the
resurrection and the life; he
who believes in Me, though
he die (physically), yet shall
he live (eternally), and who-
ever lives and believes in Me
shall never die."
John 11:25 (RSV)

SATURDAY
Deeply respect God, your
God. Serve and worship Him
exclusively. Back up your
promises with His name
only. Don't fool around with
other gods.
Deuteronomy 6:13-14 (ME)

SUNDAY
Set your mind on God's
kingdom and His justice
before everything else, and
everything else and all the
rest will come to you as well.
So do not be anxious about
tomorrow; tomorrow will,
look after itself. Each day
has troubles of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34 (NEB)

MONDAY
I've blotted 'out your sins.
They are gone like morning
mist at noon! Oh, return to
Me, for I have paid the price
to set you free ... The Lord,.
your Redeemer who made
you, says, "All things were
made by Me; I alone
stretched out the heavens.
By Myself I made the earth
and everything in it."
Isaiah 44:22,24 (7TLB)

TUESDAY
Yet the proof of God's amaz-
ing love is this: that it was
while we were sinners that
Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Then Samuel took a stone
and set it up between Miz-
pah and Shen. He named it
Ebenezer (stone of help),
saying, "Thus far has the
Lord helped us."
II Samuel 7:12 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
. James Version; (ME) The


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over 70 air conditioning units in
the building."
Bryant said the Sheriff's
Office will do a better job of
monitoring electricity con-
sumption if the sheriff contin-
ues to pay the utility, bills.
Florida has about 103,000
state prisoners and is consider-
ingasking other southern states
to house some of the inmates,
About 85 percent of released
state inmates wind up going
back to prison, said Bryant.
After the commission's vote
on his budget, Lanier said zero
money should be budgeted to
housing federal and state
inmates but said his office
would try to rent jail beds. He
asked if the Sheriff's Office
could keep some of the rental
jail bed revenue to cover basic
costs such as food. Bryant said
the county jail should be able
to keep part of the rental money.
In his proposed new budget,
the sheriff had requested four
more deputies, five detention
employees, four more dispatch-
ers to help field fire/EMS ser-
vice calls (currently outsourced
to Polk County call center), and
a certified nursing assistant.,
Under state law the sheriff
has a right to appeal his county-
approved budget to the gover-
nor's office. Lanier has made
no indication of doing that and
realizes the county is in a tough
budget situation, said sheriff's
spokesman Col. Claude Harris
on Monday.


LOTZ
Continued From 1A
sible for giving out God's Word
to others."
The last day for them to reg-
ister for this once-in-a-lifetime
experience is tomorrow (Fri-
day). Registration is $35, which
covers materials and lunch.
The following day, Lotz will
return once 'again to First
Baptist Church to give Hardee
County residents the opportuni-
ty to hear God's Word. Admis-
sion is free to this event, which
will begin at 8 p.m. Doors open
for general admission at 6 p.m.
Sunday morning will be the
last day for Lotz' stay in the
Heartland, as she gives her con-
cluding message at 10:45 a.m.
Worship will be led all week-
'end by Dove Award-winning
musician Fernando Ortega.
Ortega has published over 12
albums during his 15-year
career as a Christian artist.
"This is the greatest opportu-
nity we could have. The fact
that she would come to the
Heartland to spread the Word of
God is very exciting," says the
Rev. Ken Smith, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
"We are honored to have
Ortega lead our worship," he
continues. "He has received
multiple Dove Awards, which is
the highest honor in Christian
music. We can't wait to see the
over 1,000 people expected to
show up to these events!"
For more information or to
register, call 773-4135 or visit
fbcwauchula.org.


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Class Offered


The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
offering alligator hunters no-
cost, three-hour classes to help
them prepare for the Aug. 15 to
Nov. ,1 statewide alligator har-
vest.
Reservations are not required
to attend a class.
Attendance is not mandatory
for licensed hunters, but the
FWC recommends that gator
harvest participants attend,
especially if they have not pre-
viously hunted for alligators.
Class topics include preparing
for the hunt, hunting techniques
and safety, harvesting and pro-
cessing, caring for the alligator
hide, and alligator hunting rules
and regulations.
Also, people who do not have
an alligator harvest permit can
attend if they want to learn what
.hunting alligators is all about.
Classes will be offered at the
following locations:
* Aug. 2 (Sunday), 2-5 p.m.,
Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County Civic Center, 1750 U.S.
98 N. For directions call (863)


462-5195.
* Aug. 5 (Wednesday), 6-9
p.m., Tallahassee, Bryant Bldg.,
second-floor auditorium, 620 S.
Meridiah St. For directions,
call (850) 488-3831.
* Aug. 8 (Saturday), 1-4
p.m., Tampa, Florida State Fair-
grounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N.; use
the Orient Road entrance. For
directions, call (800) 345-FAIR
(3247) or visit www.floridas-
tatefair.com.
* Aug. 9 (Sunday), 2-5 p.m.,
DeLand, Wayne G. Sanborn
Activities Center, 751 S.
Alabama Ave. For directions,
call (850) 488-3831 or visit'
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tm.
All hunt permits have been
sold for this year; however, alli-
gator trapping "agent" permits
are available for $52. Agent
permits enable permit holders
to assist a licensed trapper in
taking alligators.
For more information on
these exciting alligator hunts,
visit MyFWC.com/gators and
click "Statewide Hunts."


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and kidnapping against two
Highlands County men.
Arrested on those charges are
Jose Antonio Torres, 25, and
Dan Enrique Lopez, 32. Torres
is in the Highlands County Jail
on unrelated charges. Lopez
was located in Bedford, Mass.,
and jailed. He awaits transport
to the Hardee County Jail.
Both are held without bond,
according to an order signed by
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle.
Muhammad is an 'alias that
the victim was using while liv-
ing in Highlands County. His
true name was Dwight 'Clyde
Williams, and he was a citizen
of Jamaica, investigators said.
His body was discovered by a
Hardee sheriffs deputy who
was responding to a call of a
burned-out car alongside Old
Town Creek Road on the morn-


ing of Nov. 29. The body was
burned beyond recognition.
The victim was, identified
weeks later.
Maj. Dey said this week that
detectives learned Muhammad
and Torres had been involved
together in drug transactions.
That activity could have been
the motive in the murder, he
said.
Dey said investigation into
the crime is continuing.
He termed the indictments
"the result of good work by a lot
of people."

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GUSTAVE
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Gustave Demezier, 74, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, July
26, at his home.
Born Jan. 1, 1935 in Arca-
haie, Haiti, he came to Hard-
ee County from Miami 28
years ago. He was a field
worker and a Catholic.
He is survived by two
sons,'Jean M. Demezier of
Miami, and Jean G. Deme-
zier of Georgia; two daugh-
ters, Marie C, Demezier of
Florida and Kattley Demezier
of Haiti.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel. Ser-
vices are Saturday at 2 p.m.
at St. Michael's Catholic
Church with Father Teodoro
Mata officiating. Interment
will follow in Watichula
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CAROL ANNE
ELLINGTON
JOHNSON
A glorious ascension for a
glamorous Grandma, Sister,
Aunt, Friend, and Mother -
Carol Anne Ellington John-
son, a giver of life, love, and
friendship on earth, whose
legacy is an unyielding faith
to the Lord, Jesus Christ,
went to be with the Lord at
9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July
23, 2009.
Those still here waiting to
join her are four children,
Dawn (Johnson) Atkinson-
Jones, Shawn Johnson, Shane
Johnson, and Shannan (John-
son) DeBee (son-in-law Mark
DeBee); four grandchildren,
Jordan Jones, Mikayla, and
Gavin and Andrew DeBee;
two sisters, Sandra Tuten and
Judy Day; and many nieces,
nephews, and greats as well
as countless number of devot-
ed lifelong friends.
Carol was adored by all
who knew her, and she left
this world sharing the mes-
sage of Jesus Christ, His love,
and her final reward she has
been anticipating for the last
year.
So, Mom, we have com-
mitted you to Jesus. We know
you are dancing on
STREETS OF GOLD with
Mima, and we promise to
continue your Legacy to all
we encounter. Thank you for
being the tremendous pillar of
love, faith, family, and com-
mitment that you have been
all of our lives. We love you
mom, Dawn, Shawn, Shane,
and Shannan!
A memorial Homegoing
Celebration will be held .on
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, from 3
to 6 p.m. at New Beginnings
Christian Church, 4100 S.
Manhattan Ave., Tampa,
Florida. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the
American Cancer Society
and/or Hospice.


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DIAMANTINA LOPEZ
Diamantina Lopez, 79, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Monday,
July 20, 2009, at her home.
Born in Mexico on Oct. 7,'
1929, she came to Zolfo
Springs from Texas in 1952.
She was a homemaker and vol-
unteered at the Spanish Mission
Day Care Center in Zolfo
Springs for many years.
Survivors include three sons,
Ruben Mares of Rio Hondo,
Texas, Frank Lopez of Bridge-
port, Texas, and Luis Lopez and
wife Bertha of Donna, Texas;
six daughters, Victoria Gon-
zales, Sylvia Torres, Rosa
Perez, Janie Flores, Diana San-
chez and husband David, and
Delia Valdez and husband
Richard, all of Zolfo Springs;
35 grandchildren; 64 great-
grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from 6
to 8:30 p.m. at Luz de Vida,
Zolfo Springs, where services
were held- on Saturday at 10
a.m. with Pastor Raul Clintron
officiating. Interment followed
in Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



MELVIN E. WILLIAMS
Melvin E. Williams, 58, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sunday,
July 26, 2009 at home.
Born in Arcadia on Feb. 20,
1951f, he was a lifelong Zolfo
Springs resident. He was a
warehouse attendant and a
Baptist.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Melvin and Marie
Williams; and a sister Thelma
Horton. l
Survivors include seven sis-
ters, Doris Parrish of Ona,
Linda Dye of Arcadia, Carolyn
Beam of Winter Haven, Wanda
Gaie of Bradenton, Gloria
Stewart of Zolfo Springs, Anita
Bishop of Hernando and
Melissa Fink of Columbus,
Ohio; and two brothers, Wade
Williams of Arcadia and Robert
Williams of Lamoille, Ill.
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home, where services
are at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stevie
Griffin officiating. Interment
follows in Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


DIAMANTINA
LOPEZ
Diamantina Lopez, 79, of
Zolfo Springs, died on
Monday, July 20, 2009, at her
home.
Born in Mexico on Oct. 7,
1929, she came to Zolfo
Springs from Texas in 1952.
She was a homemaker and
volunteered at the Spanish
Mission Day Care Center in
Zolfo Springs for many
years.
'She was preceded in death
by a son-in-law Jesus Gon-
zales.
Survivors include three
sons, Ruben Mares of Rio
Hondo, Texas, Frank Lopez
of Bridgeport, Texas, and
Luis Lopez and wife Bertha
of Donna, Texas; six daugh-
ters, Victoria Gonzales, Syl-
via Torres, Rosa Perez, Janie
Flores, Diana Sanchez and
husband David, and Delia
Valdez and husband Richard,
all of Zolfo Springs; 35
grandchildren; 64 great-
grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from
6 to 8:30 p.m. at Luz de Vida,
Zolfo Springs, where ser-
vices were held on Saturday
at 10 a.m. with Pastor Raul
Clintron officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.

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JAMES "JIMMIE"
MARTIN KELLER
James "Jimmie" 'Martin
Keller, 77, of Fort Meade, died
on Monday, ,July 27, 2009 at
Lakeland.
Born in Fort Meade on Feb.
11, 1932, he was a third-gener-
ation Polk Countian. He was a
Ifeavy equipment operator for
the state Department of Trans-
portation for over 30 years and
also worked for Keller Grass-
ing. He served in the U.S. Army
in Korea. He attended the First
Church of God of Fort Meade.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Betty Keller.
He is survived by two sons,
Jim Keller and wife Denise of
Winter Haven, and John Keller
and wife Carol of Lakeland;
one daughter, Dorothy Kelley
of Fort Meade; one brother
Louie Keller of Fort Meade;
one sister, Faye Cappers of
Hastings, Mich.; eight grand-
children; and six great-grand-
children.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are
tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the First
Church of God at Fort Meade
(215 Perry Ave. South). Inter-
ment follows in Pleasant Grove
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


GUSTAVE DEMEZIER
Gustave Demezier, 74, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, July
26, at his home.
Born Jan. 1, 1935 in Arca-
haie, Haiti, he came to Hardee
County from Miami 28 years
ago. He was a field worker and
a Catholic.
He is survived by two sons,
Jean M. Demezier of Miami,
and Jean G. Demezier of
Georgia; two daughters, Marie
C. Demezier of Florida and
Kattley Demezier of Haiti.
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ro-
barts Garden Chapel. Services
are Saturday at 2 p.m. at St.
Michael's Catholic Church with
Father Teodoro Mata officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in
Wauchula Cemetery.
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MELVIN E.
WILLIAMS
Melvin E. Williams, 58, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sun-
day, July 26, 2009. at home.
Born in Arcadia on Feb.
20, 1951, he was a lifelong
Zolfo Springs resident. He
was a warehouse attendant
and a Baptist. He loved his
motorcycle, rock music and
Jhis dogs.
, He was preceded in death
by his parents, Melvin and
Marie Williams; and a sister
Thelma Horton.
Survivors include seven
sisters, Doris Parrish of Ona,
Linda Dye of Arcadia, Caro-
�lyn Beam of Winter Haven,
Wanda Gaie of Bradenton,
Gloria Stewart of Zolfo
Springs, Anita Bishop of
Hernando and Melissa Fink
of Columbus, Ohio; and two
brothers, Wade Williams of
Arcadia and Robert Williams
of Lamoille, Ill.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 10 to 11 a.m. at
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THURSDAY, JULY 30
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex 1, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3


VWauchula City Com-
mission, workshop on set-
ting millage and budget
hearings, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 6 p.m.

GEORGE HORACE
WIGGINS
George Horace Wiggins, 75,
of Fort Meade, died on Friday,
July 24, 2009, at his home.
Born on Nov. 24, 1933, in
Quitman, Ga., he came to Fort
Meade from Bartow in 2004.
He was a U.S. Navy Korean
War veteran and self-employed
drywall contractor for 43 years.
He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by
his son Johnny Joe Wiggins; six
brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife
Glenda Tew Wiggins of Fort
Meade; son John Wiggins of
Bartow; five daughters, Tammy
Bell and husband Ronnie of
Fort Meade, Judy Bobbitt and
husband Buck of Bartow,
Barbara Ann Dempsey and hus-
band James of Fort Meade, Tina
Donahoe of Fort Meade, and
Donna Hartsaw and husband
Doug of Bartow; two sisters,,
Patsy Smith of Lake Wales and
Ida Shriner of Lakeland; 10
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
10 to 11 a.ni. at the funeral
home, where services were held
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William
Bobbitt officiating. Interment
followed in Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Greetings from Fort Green!
It seems like we just stay
busy as bees in our little area of
Hardee County. We had a terrif-
ic group turn out to work at the
Methodist Cemetery last Satur-
day. The! weeds and grass grow
so fast during the summer.
Tomorrow (Friday) night we
will be having a family movie
night at the fellowship hall of
the church at 6:30. Everyone is
invited to come out and enjoy
chips, popcorn, drinks and a
good family-oriented movie.
One forgets how fortunate we
are to live in Hardee County.
We have the lush green foliage
that we all take for granted and
then only 55 miles away are the
beautiful Gulf beaches. Last
week my daughter, Avie Hogen-
auer, and family were vacation-
ing at Anna Maria Island.
We went over for the day. The
water was perfect, just gentle
rolling waves that could rock
you to sleep. Kaylee had a
friend, Lindsay Barwick, visit-
ing her and they were kind
enough to hold onto my raft so
all I had to do was enjoy our
conversation and nearly doze
off! Grandson T.K. and friends
spent their time on the wave
runner. They all had a good
time.
About 18 members of Fort
Green Baptist went to Ellenton
for supper last week. We went
to the Anna Marie Oyster Bar
Restaurant, and had good fel-
lowship and good food.
You know we think we have
an epidemic of cancer in Fort
Green. Well, it is no respecter of
people or animals. Brianna
Waters told me her horse had to
have an eye removed last week
because of cancer. Brianna
wants to be a vet when she
grows up, and said she watched
the entire procedure. The
surgery was performed in her
baclk yard. The horse is doing
fine.
Don Evors has been stuck
with that horrible disease, can-
cer, and he never lived in Fort
Green! We need to remember
him in prayer. Jerry Budd is
having some problems with his
ticker. If it is heart disease or
cancer it needs special consid-
eration and prayer.
Fort Green Baptist believes
our church is known for our
love. for the Lord, each other,
our tradition of Southern gospel
music and good food.


Steve Haney, one of our
members and what I call a cow-
boy, is in trouble. He was actu-
ally a cattle buyer but cannot
work now. He has mouth, throat
and neck cancer. Even though
his wife, B.J., works for the
county and he is covered by her
insurance, most insurance plans
are 80/20.
Now, when my late husband,
Kay Silverman, had open-heart
surgery I was fortunate in that I
only had to come up with
$5,000 before he was admitted
to the hospital, as he. -had
reached major medical, but
remember this was back in the'
'80s. There is always extrA
expense for gas to travel to the
treatment center and prescrip-
tion drugs.
Surgery was not an option for
Steve, so he will be making
decisions on whether to take
chemo, radiation or both. I've
said all this because Fort Green
Baptist is having a Steve Haney
Benefit this Saturday at 6 p.m.
Join us for some good gospel
music: Royal Heirs, Gulf State,
Gum Creek and Lee Chancey's
Home Grown band will sing for
an hour. The admission is free
but we will take up a love offer-
ing, and all the offering will go
to Steve and B.J,
Immediately after the sing,*
the ladies of the church have
prepared a hum-scrumptious
supper of your choice of chick-
en, and dumplings or chicken
and yellow rice. Of course there
will be vegetables, biscuits,
jelly and homemade desserts.
All this food is for a suggested
donation of $6. All the proceeds
from the sale of the dinners will
go to Steve and B.J.
Fort Green has always been
ready to help others. Recently
we took up a love offering for
Rev. Jack White and Rev. Ron
Corum.
We want to help Steve and
B.J.
All you cowboys, county em-
ployees, construction or build-
ers and anyone who reads this
column, please come out to Fort
Green and have a good-night of
fun, fellowship and good eat-
ing! You will be blessed.
We were all glad to see
Steve's daughter, Mary Shan-
non, and her son, Hunter, at
church this past Sunday.
Please remember to pray for
Steve, Don and many others
that are affected by cancer.


WILLIAM E. "BILL" 4
ALLBRITTON
William E. "Bill" Allbrit-
ton, 79, of St. Petersburg,
died on Tuesday, July 21,
2009.
He retired from' the U.S.
Coast Guard after 20 years of
service.
He was preceded in death
by his wife Florence; daugh-
ter Linda; parents Melvin and
Lizzie of Wauchula, and -
Edward of Avon Park.
He is survived by his
grandchildren Micheala and
Billy Cooper; sisters Ruth
Albritton and Ila Mae Hart-
ley, both of Wauchula; and
many nieces and nephews.
Services were held" Wed-
nesday, July 29, in St. Peters-
burg.
Anderson-McQueen
Funeral Home
St. Petersburg


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Wildlife Forecast
By Pat Behnke
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


NON-NATIVE PLANTS TILT FLORIDA'S BALANCE
Florida's sometimes fragile ecosystems are poised on a bal-
ance beam as a growing population and changing climate challenge
wildlife managers.
Florida's environment complicates the issues, because it is a
welcoming host to invasive plant species. It also covers two cli-
mate zones - subtropical and temperate - allowing some invasive
species to invade other regions with impunity..
According to a 2006 report from the U.S. Geological Survey
on invasive species and climate change, "If climates change, then
new invasive species may disperse into novel climate regions."
The report urges managers on the edge of an invasive species'
range to be aggressive in treating the spread of those non-native
species that take over a region and hold ecosystems hostage in a
battle with native species for supremacy.
"Highly disturbed landscapes are more prone to invasion by
non-native plant species," said Don Schmitz with the Florida Fish
& Wildlife Conservation Commission's Invasive Plant
Management Section. "Just look at the Everglades - a highly dis-
turbed ecosystem. Disturbance has left it more prone to invasives,
such as the Brazilian pepper plant."
The growth of the non-native Brazilian pepper has damaged
mangroves, and as predicted sea-level changes occur, the man-
groves will feel some of the first effects. The invasion of Brazilian
pepper creates a battlefield in the mangrove communities. And
quite a community it is - mqngroves support all manner of flora
and fauna in the Everglades and other brackish estuaries along the
coast.
Without mangroves, a variety of wildlife also would vanish,
including invertebrates, fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mam-
mals. Florida softshell turtles and alligators; bobcats and manatees;
cattle egrets and brown pelicans; snook and cobia - all of these
species and many more call the mangroves home and depend upon
their foliage, roots and shelter for sustenance.




For the week ended July 23, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,665,
compared to 9,515 last week, and 7,399 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to
2.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Ileifers:


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 40.00-
46.00


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2
60.00


1000-2100 lbs 54.00-


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 112.00-145.00
300-400 lbs 102.00-124.00
400-500 lbs .89.00-109.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 95.00-112.50
300-400 lbs 85.00-103.00
400-500 lbs 82.00- 94.00


The FWC recently published a report on its climate change
summit held last year. One of the summit's workshops dealt with
the effects of invasive organisms on biodiversity during climate
change. Greg Holder, the FWC's Southwest Region director, led
the workshop.
"If we are to do a good job of restricting the movement of'
invasive species when the opportunities arise, we will need to be
vigilant and more fully understand the potential impacts' on native
habitats and species," Holder stated.
That's a tall order for a state with a warm and moist climate,
which will only be enhanced by the changes in climate, but wildlife
managers in Florida are following the suggested practices of the
U.S. Geological Survey by aggressively controlling some of the
more-invasive invasives.
, The Old World climbing fern is an invasive that can cover and
smother native species, and act as a fire ladder into native tree
canopies that normally wouldn't burn during Florida's common
ground fires. The FWC's Invasive Plant Management Section
funded nearly $1 million in development and introduction of a
moth that, preliminary field research indicates, will destroy the
ability of this fern to form dense canopies that kill native tree com-
munities.
The research has been led by the U.S. Department of


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Agriculture, with funding support from the FWC and the South
Florida Water Management District.
The USDA spent five years host-testing in Australia and
Florida before introducing the moth at Jonathan Dickinson State
Park, in Martin County, in January 2008. The USDA reported this
January, "During the year since the moth's release and subsequent
release at two other sites in the park, it has developed very-large
numbers and has begun to subdue the weed through the activities
of its leaf-feeding caterpillars."
It is true that environmental and wildlife managers must do
their part on a large scale, but as individuals, we can do our part to
lessen their load.
"Folks can begin by not planting non-hative plants and replace
invasive'and non-natives already in the yard with native species,"
Schmitz said. "We have to start somewhere, and this is one instance
where it really can begin in our own back yard."
The National Invasive Species Council 2008 management plan
states that, "Reducing the negative impacts of invasive species
should better enable natural ecosystems to withstand the threats of
climate change."
If that's the case, we are standing steady on the balance beam
in Florida - protecting one plant; one species, one ecosystem at a
time.


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Maintenance Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia and taken back to Avon Park. This type drone was used
as target practice for the B-.52 and B-47 gunners during the Cold War. The project to rebuild the drone took over 725
hours. The Radioplane OQ-19D weighs 350 pounds and is made of aluminum, and flies at speeds of 200 knots. Only
the best gunners of the Strategic Air Command were able to hit the drones, with the use of radar. The drones were
equipped with radar deflection offset after the gunners became too proficient, thus costing the Air Force too much
in downed drone aircraft. The restoration began in September 2008 and was completed this May. Shown (from left)
are Capt. Louis Brough, AUS (Ret); Airman 1st Class Timothy Miller; Tech Sgt. Keith Schweitzer; Airman 1st Class
Patrick Shea, Tech Sgt. Paul Bartels; and COl. Roy P Whitton, USAF (Ret). The local chapters of the Air Force
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6A The Herald-Advocate, July 30, 2009


Gov. Cary A. Hardee: County Bears His Name


Compiled and adapted by
Chelsea Harris from a May 5,
1988, article by Spessard Stone
published . in The Herald-
Advocate and from Internet his-
torical sources.
Born on a farm Taylor
County on Nov. 13, 1876, Cary
Augustus Hardee would be-
come the man that this county is
named after.
He was the fourth of 10 chil-
dren of James B. and Amanda
Katherine Hardee.
James B. Hardee enlisted in
1863 in Company B of the First
Special Brigade and served two
years in the Civil War. After the
war, he became a farmer in
Taylor County, near Perry, and
served as a tax collector for
many years.
Cary A. Hardee was educated
in the public schools of Taylor
County. He then became a
teacher and taught in Taylor,
Jefferson and 'Madison coun-
ties, and was principal of the
Perry school.
At the age of 22, he began to
practice law in Live Oak in Su'
wannee County. Hardee, among
other investors, started the First
National Bank of Live Oak in
1902. He was named president
in 1907. He was president of the
Branford State Bank of Bran-
ford as well and an organizer of
the Mayo State Bank at Mayo.
From 1905 to 1913, Hardee
served as the state attorney for
the Third Judicial Circuit.
As a Democrat, Hardee rep-
resented Suwannee County in
the Florida House of Represen-
tatives, serving in the sessions
of 1915 and 1917, and was cho-
sen as speaker for both years.
Defeating two Democratic
opponents in the 1920 primary,
Hardee was selected to run for
governor of Florida. Hardee
received 78 percent of the votes
in the general election that
November, knocking out three
other rivals. He served as the
governor of Florida from Jan. 4,
1921, to Jan. 6, 1925.
Hardee's administration over-
saw the reapportioning of the
Florida Legislature and ordered
that a special grand jury investi-
gate the high crimes of the
Rosewood Massacre 'in 1923.
His administration's main
achievements were the 1923
enactment of a law to compel
cattle owners to dip their live-
stock in an insecticide solution
to eradicate ticks, the constitu-
tional amendment prohibiting
state income and inheritance
taxes, the ending of the convict
lease system, the authorization
for school districts to levy up to
10 mills for school purposes,
and the creation of nine new
counties, including this county.
In 1855 when Manatee
County was organized, it was as
large as the state of Connecticut
and extended 5,000 square
miles. It contained what are
now Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto,
Highlands, Charlotte and Glad-
es counties. All counties but


Sarasota were split May 9 of
1887, when DeSoto County
was created.
In 1921, DeSoto County was
split into five counties: DeSoto,
Hardee, Highlands, Charlotte,


and Glades.
On April 23, 1921, Hardee
County was officially estab-
lished.
Other names such as Chero-
kee county, Goolsby county or


PHOTO BY CHELSEA HARRIS
A portrait of Gov. Cary A. Hardee hangs in the Hardee
County Commission Chambers. The portrait was painted
by a local resident, Elizabeth Underwood, in 1971.


OATX~t


I. '


The governor and his Cabinet in 1921. Cary A. Har
in front, second from right.


Wauchula county were suggest-
ed, but honor was given to the
presiding governor and the
county was named after Gov.
Cary Augustus Hardee. George
Goolsby was the popular found-
er of The Florida Advocate
weekly newspaper in Wau-
chula.
Hardee County was Florida's
55th county. In celebration of
the new county, Wauchula host-
ed the meeting of the Florida
State Swine Growers Associ-
ation where a large auction was
held.
Other events included a fish
fry and a barbecue dinner. The
governor himself was in atten-
dance, among thousands of


other visitors.
In 1932 Hardee ran again for
governor and was cut in the first
Democratic primary, placing
third of eight. He then returned
to his banking.
Gov. Hardee was Florida's
23rd governor. Fishing was his
favorite outdoor sport. He was a
member of the Baptist church in
Live Oak, where he served as a
deacon for many years.
Hardee was very involved in
his community, participating in
the Elks, the Knight Templar
Commandery of the Masonic
Order, the Shriners and the
Knights of Pythias.
The governor was known for
placing strong emphasis on


public education and fiscal
responsibility.
On Feb. 7, 1900, Hardee mar-
ried Maude Vann Randell in
Madison County. They had
three children. Daughter Mose-
ly Parramore Hardee married
Louis Day and died in 1986 at
the age of'86. Son Theo Hineley
was born in 1904 and died at 7
months.
Son Cary Augustus Hardee
was born int 1905 and di6d at
the age of 14 months.
Hardee died on Nov. 21,
1957, at Live Oak at the age of
81. Both he and his wife, who
lived to be 75, are buried in Oak
Ridge Cemetery in Madison
County.


This 1921 photo shows Gov. Cary Hardee signing into law the bill which created Union
County.


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---- ARCHIVE PHOTO
rdee is Gov. Cary A. Hardee (holding infant) is shown with his family members on the steps of
the governor's mansion in 1922.
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Helping Veterans Fight

A Hidden Enemy


America's veterans are help-
ing past and present service
members fight a subtle enemy
that's devastating in the field
and at home. That enemy is
stress.
Despite the best of programs
offered by the Department of
Defense and the Veterans
Administration, since 9/11,
more service members have
committed suicide than the total
U.S. dead from Iraq and
Afghanistan wars.
This tragedy 'is occurring
partly because the need has
overwhelmed the capacity of
government and civilian mental
health centers and partly
because some people simply
refuse to admit they need help.
More needs to be done to
overcome the stigma that's
unfortunately attached to seek-
ing help, which Army. Secretary
Pete Geren called a significant
challenge to the culture of the
Army that places "a premium
on strength: physically, mental-
ly, emotionally."
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chairman Aam. Mike Mullen
asked his military leaders to set
an example.
"You can't expect a private or
a specialist to be willing to seek
counseling when his or her cap-
tain or colonel or general won't
do it," he said.


Our government cannot bat-
tle this enemy alone, nor should
a troubled young veteran. Every
combat veteran has one thing in
common that's very relevant to
a new generation of warriors:
We've walked in their shoes.
We need to lend a sympathet-
ic ear, tell them that we were
once 20-something and that we
understand their fears and emo-
tions. What's most important is
that we were able to overcome
our internal demons and suc-
cessfully move on.
Trust is king, so ideally this
needs to be done in one-on-one
meetings and small groups
away from military installations
for privacy and to help elimi-
nate real or perceived fears of
retribution from civilian
employers or military com-
manders.
We have to guide them to.
seek help with the maze of
i'equired paperwork that entitles
them to professional help and
compensation if service con-
nected. The faster we do this,
the better. Many suicides occur
during the waiting period
between claims filing and adju-
dication. VFW will do every-
thing it can at the national level
to speed up that process.
Our comrades in arms need
our help. The VFW can be a
vehicle for delivering it.


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July 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7A



County Commissioners Set Lower Budget For 2009-10


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission voted Thursday to levy,
the game amount of ad valorem
taxes for next year at $13.792'
million. This will required a tax
rate of 8.6537 mills, compared
with the current millage rate of
8.554.
This, is because the new tax
roll declined 1.15 percent to
$1.6 billion. Each mill of ad
valorem taxes will bring in
about $1.6 million.
The motion was made by
Commissioner Minor Bryant
and seconded by Terry Atchley.
The total proposed new coun-
ty budget is $52.257 million, 11
percent less than the current
budget of $58.211 million. The
decrease is due largely to no
hurricane funds, less grant
funds, and numerous reduced
budgets including sheriff and
fire control.
Public hearings on the new
budget will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 14
and Sept. 21 at the commission
chambers.
i The tentative new general
revenue fund is $20.8 million
and has fund balance/contin-
gency of $2.2 million or 12 per-
cent. County budget officer
Janice Williamson said the state
recommends this fund bal-
ance/contingency total 20 per-
cent.
The commission met four
days last week to work on the
proposed new budget. On
Monday Williamson said the
general fund cash forward (fund
balance) had dropped from $4
million to $1.7 million.
"We have been spending
more than we have generated
the past several years. We need
to find new revenues or cut ser-
vices," she told the commis-
sion.
"We have no county exten-
sion agent at this time," said
Williamson, referring to Lockie
Gary's recent retirement. The
commission does not plan to
fund this position for 2009-10.
About 60 percent of this salary
is paid by the state.
Commissioner Atchley said
the health and life insurance
costs in the county budget are
about $2.5 million. The county
pays 100 percent of employee
health coverage and part of the
family coverage, said county
manager Le\ A[brtton "On my
coverage I pay $9,000 and the
county pays $11,000," he said.
Albritton said health insur-
ance premiums will remain the
same for the 2009-10 budget.
The county manager's budget
will go from $340,334 to
$300,952.
The planning and zoning
budget will go from $186,066
to $116,385. There is one
employee B.J. Haney. Fees are


down considerably due to a
slowdown in construction.
The facilities management
budget has 15 employees.
Facilities manager Danny
Weeks said two full-time coun-
ty maintenance employees are
needed at the jail.
The new county budget does
not include an employee pay
raise, said Williamson.
One day last week Commis-
sion Chairman Dale Johnson
went to Sarasota at the invita-
tion of U.S. Rep. Vern
Buchanan to request the com-
pletion of U.S. 17 four-laning.
The meeting was attended by
the U.S. transportation director.
Hardee and DeSoto each have
about 10 miles of U.S. 17 that is
not four-laned yet. Johnson said
the current plan is to build the
northbound lanes along the old
railroad right of way including
the Brookside Bluffs area.
The building and zoning bud-
get has been reduced from
$423,094 to $286,441. Atchley
said the county needs to hire a
building official.
The parks and recreation bud-
get is expected to rise from
$32,031 to $94,852.
The Pioneer Park Animal
Refuge budget will go from
$171,822 to $170,578 and pro-
duce revenues of $12,000 to
$15,000. There is $5,913 bud-
geted for overtime.
The Hardee Lakes Park bud-
get is going from $136,547 to
$130,405. The county has to
mow about 400 acres at the
park, which has a total acreage
of 1,200 with 400 acres in
lakes, said Weeks. Expected
revenues are $8,300.
Weeks said there is potential
for more revenue if more full
service RV sites are developed.
There are numerous miles of
horse trails.
The Pioneer Park budget will
go from $230,050 to $221,240.
Proposed revenue is $87,550,
including camping fees of
$74,000:
The county extension office
budget will go from $162,794
to $125,006.
The animal control budget
will go from $164,378 to
$148,023, with proposed rev-
enue of $11,841. There are
three animal control officers
and one executive.
The county library budget has
4 1/2 positions and will go from
$210,849 to $208,852, with
$49,060 for the director and
$72,284 for regular salaries.
The transportation trust bud-
get has a proposed cash forward
of $4.6 million, said William-
son.
Expected road projects for
2009-10 include resurfacing
Florida Avenue from Carlton
Street to U.S. 17, College Hill


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Road, Steve Roberts Special,
Gebhart Road, Moffitt Road to
Dallas McClellan Road, and
hopefully paving Scarborough
Road, said Albritton.
The transportation trust bud-
get includes projected revenues
of $10.58 million and capital
outlay expenses of $3 million,
$3.5 million for. road and
bridge, $3.92 million for trans-
portation expenses, and
$688,000 for the shop. The
county plans to buy two mow-
ing tractors for $56,000, a
$176,000 motorgrader, two,
pickups for $28,000, and a
$96,000 dump truck.
The racetrack budget is
$446,500. These funds include
$6,625 for Resthaven, $187,375
to the school board, $26,500 for
the recreation council, and
$226,000 for fire control.
The Pioneer Park-Days bud-
get will go from $270,096 to
$151,000. Revenues from ven-
dors are expected to be
$47,000; camping fees,
$20,000; admission fees,
$42,000; and interest, $1,000,
for a total of $110,000.
The county manager said
existing policy for county
employees is they can accrue
240 hours of comp time at cur-
rent overtime rates, unused
vacation time of 160 hours, and
unlimited unused sick leave
hours that will be paid after 20
years at 25 percent and after 30
years at 50 percent. Albritton
said the commission should
look at this situation, since it
represents a big financial liabil-
ity for the county when long-
time employees retire or are ter-
minated.
The mining department bud-
get will be $665,486, which is
paid for entirely with mining
fees from phosphate companies
CF and Mosaic.
Grant revenue is expected to
drop from $3.7 million to $1.11
million.
Lower grant revenues, along
with a smaller tax roll and
reduced fees from real estate
and building transactions, com-
bined to make this a difficult
budget planning process for
commissioners.
Grants received in 2008 were
$2.3 million; in 2007, $4.98
million; 2006, $6.9 million; and
2005, $1.8 million.
Fertilizer . company owner
Edgar Davis challenged the
county commission to donate
money in the new budget for
the UF IFAS Ona Range Cattle
Station, saying he would match
the county funds 100 percent up
to a certain point. The commis-
sion later approved $ 10,000.
"The Range Cattle Station is
a jewel for Hardee County,"
said Davis, who normally sells
two million pounds of fertilizer
to the University of Florida but
sales this year will be 1.2 to 1.3
million pounds.
The solid waste budget will
rise from $5.25 million to $5.69
million. Operating expenses are
expected to be $1.68 million
and revenues $1.7 million.
$350,000 is budgeted for land-
fill closure, to go with $2.5 mil-
lion in existing closure/replace-
ment and $1 million in cash for-
ward.
The emergency management
budget will go from $306,246
to $257,998.'
The EMS (emergency med-
ical services) budget will go
from $1.938 million to $1.937
million. Revenues are expected
to be $396,000. EMS/Fire Chief
Mike Choate said he could
forgo buying a new $180,000
ambulance for another year.
Budgeted overtime is $85,000.


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The fire control budget will
drop from $3.76 million to
$3.55 million. This includes
special fire assessments of
$1.77 million and cash forward
of $948,000. Budgeted over-
time is $75,246.
The fire and EMS depart-
ments have 44 employees.
The commissioners were sat-
isfied that the fire budget was
less and most of the fire debt
had been paid off.
The Vandolah enterprise
wastewater fund will go from
$360,989 to $376,640, which
includes reserves of $243,000.
Utility revenue is expected to
be $108,000.
The Wauchula Hills water
budget will go from $501,216
to $508,628.
The Wauchula Hills waste-
water budget will go from
$466,049 to $528,786.
Budgeted for capital projects
for Wauchula HIlls water is
$2.05 million and for Wauchula
Hills wastewater, $810,000.
Bryant said the commission
saw tough times coming and in
2008 cut 15 county positions by.
attrition, 7 in 2009 and 8 for
2010, reducing county positions
from 214 to 184. He said three
positions were added for a net
reduction of 27.
The clerk of court's budget
remained the same at $475,000.
The property appraiser's bud-
get went from $728,000 to
$639,000.
The tax collector's budget is
up $,67,000 due to having to
take over the driver's license
function from the state.
The supervisor of elections
budget dropped from $295,000
to $274,837.
Williamson said if the county
commission called for an elec-
tion for an 8th cent sales tax and
voters approved, this would
generate an estimated $1.2 mil-
lion annually and said the fire
assessment could be reduced
some. The fire assessment is
$1.8 million.
The commission approved
the same $5,000 for Johnny
Parker's Caring People Minis-
tries.
. No funds were given to the
Hardee Housing Authority the
same as last year.
Funding for Tri-County
Human services was cut from
$5,000 to zero. The county pro-
vides the office.
Cutting Edge Ministries
funding was left at $5,000.
Resthaven funding was left
the same, at about $92,000.
The Chamber of Commerce
did not request funding this
year.
The $63,309 funding request
from Nu-Hope elderly health
care was cut to $60,000.
HARC was kept at $10,000.
The commission cut out the


$79,312 funding for the county
health department but will con-
tinue to provide cleaning sup-
plies and building maintenance.
Community transportation
was kept at $20,600.
Funds for Peace River Center'


were cut from $20,000 current-
ly to $5,000.
The total for human services
goes from $762,160 to
$698,724.
Economic development was
approved for $241,000.


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
Ventriloquist Chere Mask and
her wooden assistant, Leroy,
will perform for children of all
ages this weekend in a Kid's
Crusade.
Florida's First Assembly of
God will be the host site as sev-
eral fundamental churches
within the county sponsor
Chere and Leroy, who are com-
ing here to share the Word of
God.
Mask is a well-known ventril-
oquist who travels around the
surrounding areas to witness to
both young and old through her
best pal, Leroy.
Leroy and Chere last per-
formed at the Friday Night Live
on Main Street in downtown
Wauchula.
This upcoming event will be
full of fun for children of all
ages. Parents are asked to come
and stay.
Leroy and Chere will be giv-
ing the Gospel through Bible


stories, games and songs in
First Assembly of God's new
Family Life Center. There also
will be contests and prizes.
And, Leroy's funny jokes and
stories are sure to have your
kids begging to return the next
day.
Leroy and Chere will begin
their weekend-long perfor-
mances tomorrow .(Friday) at
6:30 p.m., continuing on Satur-
day at 6:30 p.m. as well. On
Sunday, the Kid's Crusade will
have its final showing at 2 p.m.
"This event is for the
youngest and oldest of children.
We are very excited to have
people come out to see Leroy
and Chere spread the Word of
God," said Florida's' First
Assembly of God Music Pastor
Lyndsay Naranjo.
This event is free of charge.
Florida's First Assembly of God
is located at 1397 S. Florida
Ave. in Wauchula.
For more information, call
the church at 773-9386.


) COURTESY PHOTO
Leroy and Chere Mask will entertain with a message this
weekend.


Ventriloquist Comes


To Kid's Crusade


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE

CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 2009-23 AND EVALUATION
AND APPRAISAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Resolution
2009-23 and the 2009 Evaluation and Appraisal Report will -be presented to the City
Commission for adoption upon the reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, on the 10th day of August 2009, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed
Resolution can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the.pro-
posed Ordinance. The proposed Resolution is entitled as follows:.
RESOLUTION NO. 2009-23
A RESOLUTION FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE
2009 EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; STATING THE INTENT OF THE COMMISSION TO
AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BASED UPON RECOMMENDATIONS
CONTAINED IN THE REPORT; TRANSMITTING THE REPORT TO THE
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR FINDING OF SUF-
FICIENCY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The City of Wauchula City Commission will consider this proposed Resolution and
the Evaluation and Appraisal Report on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 5:30 pm or as soon
thereafter as possible. The hearing shall be held at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, FL -33873. At the meeting interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed Resolution and the Evaluation and Appraisal Report. The hear-
ing may be continued by'the Planning and Zoning Board under appropriate circum-
stances.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record.of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upqn the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with.Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Holly Collins
HOLLY COLLINS, City.Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
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POSTER WINNERS


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Parents and teachers joined the Hardee County School Board and the Emergency
Management Office recently in congratulating the student winners of the annual
Hazardous Weather Awareness Poster Contest. Emergency Management Director Rich
Shepard told everyone that the contest is judged by a panel of public safety officials.
Winners receive a $25 gift card, Carmike movie tickets, a hurricane preparations kit and
more. The young winners with their posters are (from left) Giovannie Gutierrez, Hilltop
Elementary School; Jalienne Figueroa-Escobar, Hilltop Elementary; Sydnie Steiner,
Zolfo Springs Elementary; and Halley Carter, of Zolfo Springs Elementary School.


History: Bowling Green


Was 'On A Boom' In 1891


The following appeared in the Polk County Times
on May 22, 1891. It has been edited by local his-
torian Spessard Stone to retain its original facts
and flavor
A few miles from our quarter of the globe may
not prove uninteresting to the readers of the peo-
ple's paper, especially when we see so much cor-
respondence from different sections of the coun-
try in your columns.
This is a new town, but prosperous; the two
general merchandise establishments doing more
business than any other like stores in the county.
C. Jones & Co. carry a large stock of general
merchandise, employing three men, and they are
kept busy. In their store is kept the post office
which is presided over by the charming Miss R.
Jones.
Mr. J.R. Wenger has recently erected a hand-
some two-story house and opened out a large and
well assorted stock of goods. Mr. Wenger is just
the sort of man to succeed - intelligent, ener-
getic, capable, honest and every much a gentle-
man. The community respects him, and he will
succeed.
Mr. A.A. Bryant is our indefatigable wagbn


builder and blacksmith. He keeps plenty of
skilled workmen in his shop, and his work is
equal to the best. This gentleman is froli the Blue
grass regions of Kentucky and has, in addition to
his wagon works, recently erected a handsome
hotel, which is regarded as a public benefaction
as well as a paying institution.
And now come the real estate men of our
town. They are a class of men generally called
boomers, but what would the country be without
them? They have done more to advertise and
build up Florida than any other class of men.'
Messrs. Wood & Mason are our energetic rep-
resentatives of this class of intelligent citizen-
ship, and they are doing a splendid business.
A big phosphate company has been organize
and will soon begin operations on lands sold by
them.
Of the town in general we may say it is pros-
perous. You see but few houses when you look
round, but crowds of people are always here.
The country round about is thickly populated
with a good class of citizens; the woods are full
of them, -and they make this their trading pbint.
Bowling Green is on a boom.


Bears Roam During Summer


Saunders, Beattie


Win Sertoma


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two of Hardee County's
youthful golfers claimed tro-
phies.
Lincoln Saunders won the
boys 15-16 division, while
William Beattie took control of
the 13-14 boys division.
They were among 10 youth
from Hardee County who par-
ticipated in the unusual format
in last week's Sertoma Junior
Tour at the River Greens Golf
Course in Avon Park.
Sponsored by Bill Jarrett
Ford for the eighth year, it was
a two-day match play formula,
which finished with several
close encounters before a win-
ner was declared in the girls 14-
18 division and boys 17-18.
Eventually, Sebring High
golfers Camiel White and Blake
Liles won those divisions.
Saunders walked away from
the field with one of his best
outings of the season, covering
the course in three over on day
bne and two over on day two.
Others in his age group
included Hardee teammates
Taylor Barlow, Daniel Miller,
Justin Bromley and Dalton
Hewett.
Meanwhile, Beattie also had
a stellar outing, playing six up
on Wednesday and coming back
for four over on Thursday to
win his age division. In third
place was Will Bennett, at four
over and three over respective-
ly. Trenton Moon was the third
Hardee boy in that division.


A couple of high schoolers
also competed for Hardee. Kara
Norris placed fourth in the girls
14-18 group and Grayson
Lambert 'was sixth in the highly
contested boys 17-18 division.
Tour coordinator Andy
Kesling, home based at Sun 'N
Lake in Sebring, was pleased
with the two-day event. "We
had some very good matches
and some not so good, ending in
blow-out fashion"
Kesling lauded the play of
come-from-behind winner
Liles. "Watching him through-
out his round, one would never
know if he was playing good or
bad, which is a testament to his
calm demeanor. I hope the
younger kids took note.
"... So much of this game is
how you handle the ups and
downs of 18 holes. Staying
level-headed will allow these
kids to stay focused and exe-
cute. If you are not able to han-
dle your emotions, you will not
succeed in this game. That is
something I don't expect all the
kids to have, but I do expect
them to learn and develop that
aspect of the game," Kesling
commented.
He expressed appreciation to
Doug and Suzy Gentry for co-
ordinating the event for Bill
Jarrett Ford which provided
food and drinks for the players
and their families as well as tro-
phies and golf towels for the
youth. Kesling also noted the
staff at the River Greens Club
for hosting the event.


COURTESY PHOTO
Lincoln Saunders was five over par to win the boys 15-16
division. He received trophy from tour director Andy
Kesling- (left) and Doug Gentry, representing event spon-
sor Bill Jarrett Ford.

Letter To The Editor

State And County Need

To Build More Roads


Dear Editor:
The state and county claim
they do not have any money for
roads. What is happening to our
gas taxes?
I am paying as much or more
taxes on each gallon of gas I
buy as I did five years ago and
same on sales tax. They say
more things for support on
taxes. Well, more money is
being made, so more taxes are
being paid..Maybe they make
too much.
They said there will be no
raises for two years on Social
Security anA then only two per-


cent the third year. How about
capping what the big shots
make? Gas taxes are to be spent
on roads, not their pockets.
I have some suggestions on
how to get some roads built
free. The mines will build new
roads and move them over 200
yards or more, if they can dig
the old road's bed for the mine
rocks. Highway 39 is getting in
bad shape and they mine there,
also 62 and 64. Just swap the
land. Just a thought.

Edward L. Farmer
Bowling Green


If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in
a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's
no difference.


Haney Benefit
Dinner Saturday
Fort Green Baptist Church
is sponsoring a gospel sing
and dinner for Steve and
B.J. Haney to help them
cope with expenses of
Steve's cancer treatment.
The gospel sing is at 6 p.m.
with a love offering for the
family. Dinners available,
take-out or eat-in, are $6 and
include chicken and yellow
rice or chicken and dump-
lings with the fixings. Please
also remember the family in
your prayers.
All proceeds will go to the
Steve Haney Fund at First
National Bank of Wauchula.
Contributions can also be
taken to the bank, to
Michelle Rabon or LaDonna
Perry at the county building
department or to the com-
munity development office in
Room 201, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W: Orange St.,
Wauchula.

School Fest
Next Thursday
Central Florida Health
Care of Wauchula is holding
a Back To School Health
Fest for next Thursday, Aug.
6,, beginning at 8 a.m. Free
immunizations will be given
to children 18 or younger.
School and sports physical
are $20.
Every child receiving an
immunization or physical will
get free school supplies,
while they last. Florida
KidCare applications will be
available for free or low-cost
health insurance. The clinic
is at 204 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula.

Workshop On
Job Skills
Heartland Workforce is
offering "Building and En-
hancing Your Employability
Skills" workshops at its One-
Stop Career Center, 205
Carlton St., Wauchula.
. Trained staff can help peo-
ple searching for a job,
wanting to sharpen current
skills and learn how to be a
more valuable employee.
Services are at no cost. For
more information, stop in or
call 773-3474 weekdays.

How To Buy
A New Home
A homebuyer education
class will be held on Aug. 20
at the Hardee County
Community Development
Office, Room 202, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula in
August.
The first class will be Aug.
20. Additional classes will be
scheduled as needed. Pre-
registration is required.
There are no child care or
interpreter services avail-
able. For more information,
call 773-6349.


You may not have saved a
lot of money in your life,
but if you have saved a lot
of heartaches for other
folks, you are a pretty rich
man.
-Seth Parker


A woman in Lee County had
a surprise one recent Monday
morning when she encountered
a black bear outside of her
workplace.
Del Bagwell told officers
with the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission she
was working at Country
Cleaners in the Sunshine Plaza
when she went outside at about
7:20 a.m. A black bear came
running around the corner of
the building and bumped into
her.
"She was not knocked to the
ground or injured," said FWC
Ofc. Joanne Adams. "She said
she looked at the bear, and the
bear looked at her. Then she
raised her arms and backed up
slowly to the store door."
Bagwell then went inside the
store and the bear ran off,
Adams said.
"Ms. Bagwell did the right
thing," said Dave Telesco, FWC
Bear Management Program
coordinator. "She did not panic.
or run; she backed away slowly,
giving the bear a clear escape


route to run away."
Seeing a bear in unfamiliar
surroundings can be a surpris-
ing phenomenon. Even though
the Florida black bear has
increased in population in the
past few decades, it is still con-
sidered a threatened species in
Florida.
As development encrbaches
on its habitat, it is not unusual
for bears to be seen near human
populations, but it is highly
unusual for humans to come
face-to-face with a bear.
However, if you do encounter
a black bear at close range, take
the following precautions:
* Remain standing straight
up.
* Back up slowly.
* Speak in a calm, assertive
voice.
* Do not run or play dead.
* Leave the bear a clear
escape route.
Summer is a very active time
for bears. They are searching
for a variety of fruits and other
seasonal foods that grow
throughout their range. Summer


is also breeding season, when
bears search far and wide for
mates.
Also, in late summer, juve-
nile bears set out from their
mother's home range and look
for new habitat.
All of those factors can bring
bears into populated areas
where they normally would not
venture. The FWC urges resi-
dents, to remove or secure any-
thing that might attract animals,
such as garbage cans, pet food,
birdseed, outdoor grills and
compost bins.
If a bear continues to come
into an area after all attractants
have been removed and creates
problems for residents, then the
FWC will consider trapping the,
bear. Capturing bears is an
option in circumstances where
bears are causing a conflict or
there is a safety risk.
Residents may call the FWC
regional office if they have any
questions about bears, or they
may call the FWC's Wildlife
Alert Hotline at (888) 404-3922
to report wildlife conflicts.


Peregrine Falcon Delisted


As An Endangered Species


The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
approved removal of the pere-
grine falcon from the state's list
of endangered species.
"Today is a time to celebrate
peregrine falcons," said Rodney
Barreto, FWC chairman. "This
is a tremendous success story."
Through the efforts of
wildlife managers and individu-
als, the peregrine falcon has
become one of the best exam-
ples of how wise conservation
practices can assist a species to
come back from the brink of
extinction.
Usage of the chemical DDT
in the United States nearly
wiped out entire populations of
birds decades ago, including the
peregrine falcon. Fortunately,
before the peregrine falcon
became extinct, the use of DDT
was eliminated.
As a result of pesticide regu-
lations and captive breeding-
and-release efforts, the pere-
grine falcon has made a dramat-
ic comeback from precipitously
low numbers in the 1970s.


Peregrine populations dropp-
ed from about 20,000 birds
prior to the 1940s to 650 birds
in 1965. Of the two populations
of peregrine falcon that pass
through Florida, there are now
at least 3,100 breeding pairs.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service delisted the species in
1999.
Whenever the state delists a
species, a management plan
must be in place, with guide-
lines to ensure the continued
conservation of the species. The
state also has approved the final
Peregrine Falcon Management
Plan.
The peregrine will still be
protected by the federal Migra-
tory Bird Treaty Act.
"The peregrine falcon is a
success story showing what
well-coordinated conservation
can accomplish for a species,"
said Robin Boughton, the
FWC's peregrine falcon man-
agement plan leader. "The man-
agement plan ensures the con-
tinued success of peregrine fal-
cons."


The approved plan acknowl-
edges that pesticide contamina-
tion is an ongoing threat
throughout much of the winter-
ing range of the species because
many South and Central Ameri-
can countries lack the pesticide
regulations that have been
enacted in the United States.
While peregrines do not
breed in Florida, they are com-
monly seen in the state. Many
peregrines migrate through in
the fall and some may stay here
'during the winter. The plan's
objectives stress the need to
ensure coastal habitats, particu-
larly those in the middle Keys,
are preserved.
The peregrine falcon is
known as the world's fastest
bird, averaging 25-34 mph dur-
ing normal flight and reaching
speeds in excess of 150 mph
during dives for prey, which
include doves and ducks.
The commission will consid-
er allowing peregrines to be
used for falconry when it meets
again in September in Howey-
in-the-Hills.


Lily Band Psalmis"

will be in concert at

Faith Temple Ministries Church of God
701 N. 7th Avenue, Wauchula

Sunday, August 2 at 6 p.m.

All Glory to the LORD! A husband and wife Psalmist
Ministry singing The Holy scriptures and praying the
LORD'S heart. The Holy Spirit is
equipping the Church with His power
. from on High. This couple ministers to
Sthe Lord and then by the Holy Spirit
leads the Church into true deep wor- -
ship that takes us all into the current H
revelations flowing from the heart of
Gary Rho the Holy Father.

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Men's League Marches On


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Eight games last week made
slight charges in the standings
in the Men's City Softball
League.
There remains only one unde-
feated team as the league is well
past the midway point in its sea-
son. Beginning this week, there
are six games each night,
Monday, Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. When rainout games are
made up, if necessary, a double-
elimination playoff tournament
will begin.
In Division II, Fuego's
picked up another victory and is
at 6-0, with a couple of rain-
outs. Mosaic is at 7-1, with one
rainout, followed by Hardee
Merchants at 6-3 and Nemesis
at 5-4, then the Peace River
Electric Cooperative (PRECo)
Legion of Doom, Blacklist and
FINR (Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation).
Both Division I leaders lost in
interdivision play last week. La
Floresita and Farm Credit re-
main division leaders with 5-2
records. Behind them are
Western Pleasure Karaoke at 3-


4 and Country Club at 3-5, fol-
lowed by Charlotte's Web Pub
and CF Industries.
Play last Tuesday at 6:45 be-
gan on Field 3 with Nemesis
taking the measure of FINR 20-
8.
Rigo Briones, Francisco
Prieto and Miguel Santoyo each
homered for Nemesis. Paul
Beckham and Ryan Beckham
were the only runners to come
home three times. A half other
batters each added a pair of
scores.
For FINR, it was leadoff bat-
ter Austin with a homer and
double. He and John P. were the
only twin-tally batters. Nathan
"Tater" Fuller had three hits but
touched home once, as did Billy
Hernandez, Yogi Lozano and
Abel Hernandez.
In the Field 3 8:15 game,
Hardee Merchants maneuvered
past. Blacklist 28-9.
Steve Brown homered twice
and Brent Gilliard added a
three-run shot. Brad Gilliard,
Brent Gilliard and Nate Lee
each came around to score four
times. Lee just missed hitting
for the cycle with a homer,


triple and pair of doubles.
Poncho and Timo both home-
red for Blacklist. Esteban and
Pablo each crossed home plate
twice and Poncho, Timo,
Carlos, Jorge, Gerardo and
Jaime added solo scores.
Meanwhile, on Field 4,
Fuego's continued its winning
ways with a 20-9 victory over
Blacklist.
Ryn Heine doubled twice and
Doyle Tyson, Fred Hodges,
Erick Virgile, Rob Torres and
Will Tyson each also doubled.
Leadoff batter Raul Garcia and
Virgile each had three hits and
three scores.
For Blacklist, in this game,
Briant Shumard and Bryan Pohl
each homered and Brian Scho-
field tripled. Schofield was the
only twin-score batter, while
Cody Greene, Justin Painter,
Pohl, Shumard, Chad Knight
and Keith Patterson and Daniel
Patterson each added a run.
In the Field 4 late game,
Mosaic pounded PRECo 21-13.
Mike Carte and Michael
Mahoney both homered and
Travis Tubbs homered and dou-
bled for Mosaic. Carte, Ron


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Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
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Yeager, Mahoney and Jason
Johnston all put a trio of tallies
on the board.
Billy Alexy tripled, Mikey
Driskell doubled twice and five
other players doubled for
PRECo. Leadoff batter Brian
Alexy was the only triple-tally
batter. Billy Alexy, Scott Drisk-
ell, Peck Harris and Darryl
Keen each added a pair of
scores.
In the Field 4 opener on
Thursday, Hardee Merchants
won 28-3 over Country Club as
interdivision games began.
For Merchants, it was Lee
with a pair of homers and Joe
Moore with a two-run shot. Lee
circled the bases five times and
Lester Hornbake touched home
plate four times. Brad Gilliard,
Lamar Gilliard, L.P. Hornbake
and Glenn Bergens added three
runs each.
Leadoff batter Travis
McClenithan doubled twice and
was the only Country Club bat-
ter to score twice. Kellon
Durrance, Hank Butler and
Leroy McClenithan each dou-
bled. Durrance added the final
score.
In the Field 4 nightcap,
Mosaic won 14-3 over Farm
Credit.
Tubbs tripled and doubled,
and Helms hit three doubles for
Mosaic. Alan Tubbs, Jerry
Albritton, Hagan Blylund,
Helms and Travis Tubbs each
put two runs on the board.
Jimmy Lanier, Guy Green
and Austin rounded the bases
for Farm Credit.Lanier led off
the second inning with a solo
homer.
.On Field 3, in the early game,
Nemesis upset La Floresita 33-
10.
Rigo Briones tripled and dou-
bled and Elias Ramirez tripled


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and doubled twice for Nemesis.
Briones scored five times,
Ramirez added four runs and
Jesse Reyes, Roy Santiago,
Paul Beckham, Prieto, Javier
Reyes, Santoyo, McBride and
Ryan Beckham all came home
three times.
Pete DeLuna led La Floresita
with a homer and double, and.
both Eddie Strange and Julian
Garcia Sr. also doubled. Strange
and DeLuna were each twin-
tally batters, and Julian Garcia
Jr., Felix Salinas, Julian Sr.,
Bobby Flores, Rene Benavidez
and Ramiro Hernandez added a
run apiece.
The late game on Field 3 was


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the closest of the week as
PRECo upended Western
Pleasure 17-14.
Scott Driskell and J.R. Gough
each tripled and five other bat-
ters doubled for PRECo. Brian
Alexy, Billy Alexy, Harris,
Rodger Brutus and Mikey
Driskell each put runs on the
board.
Willie Henderson homered
and tripled and Josh Rodgers,
Johnathan Pleger and Dino
Torres each tripled for Western
Pleasure. Nathan added a triple
and a double. Henderson scored
three times and Eric Mushrush
and Rodgers each added twih
scores.


Volleyball College Coach

Holds Clinic Tomorrow


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Summer volleyball heats up
in the next two weeks.
A day-long volleyball clinic
tomorrow (Friday) is the high-
light of summer volleyball
which leads up to high school
practices which open Aug. 10.
Josh Hill, assistant coach at
Florida Southern College, will
be on hand-tomorrow from 9
a.m. to noon and I to 4 p.m. for
all girls entering ninth grade
and up. Cost of the clinic is $60.
Nearly two dozen girls have
been practicing for a pair of
AAU (Amateur Athletic Union)
tournaments coming up. Prac-
tices are 5 to 7:30 p.m. the rest
of this week and Monday and
Tuesday.
The first 'tournament is at
Hardee this weekend, starting at
9 a.m. Saturday for a four-team


scrimmage, including Bartow
as one of the visitors.
Hardee will participate in an
AAU round-robin tournament
at Lake Region on Aug. 5.
Regular season practices for
both JV and varsity start on
Aug. 10 and will be from 8 to
10:30 a.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Any girls trying out for the
team must have their physical,
parent permission slips and
other required information.
Forms can be picked up at the
high school.
This season could prove to be
not only difficult but interesting
as Hardee enters a new 3A
District 11, along with Sarasota
Booker, Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney, DeSoto and Braden-
ton Southeast. Nearby rivals on
the schedule are Lake Placid
and Avon Park, which are in
3A-9 and Fort Meade in 1A.


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Thursday, July 30, 2009


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July 20, 2009 Joseph Toulouse, M.D.

Dear Friends and Patients,
As of August 20,2009,1 I will be leaving our practice at Hardee Family Medicine in
Wauchula. Soon, I will be working in two other capacities.
First, as of August 1st, I will begin serving as the Emergency Department Medical
Director for Florida Hospital Lake Placid. In that role, I will work hard to find better
ways to serve the needs of the patients of Southern Highlands County at times of their
greatest vulnerable needs.
Second, I will be spending my time working with Samaritan's Touch, a ministry
devoted to "sharing the love of God through the good news of Jesus Christ by
extending His healing ministry to needy, hurting people." Samaritan's Touch has
recently been praying to find a way to expand to serve our fellow vulnerable citizens in
more locations, including Hardee County. God has brought us together as the answer
to many people's prayers, including my own prayer to be used where most needed.
Dr. Kathleen Welch-Wilson remains at Hardee Family Medicine. She has always
been a wonderful, caring and thoughtful physician. The community of Wauchula
will continue to be richly blessed by her committed, ongoing practice for a long time
to come.
As has been true for a number of years, a big part ofmy heart remains in Hardee
County. I've been working with Hardee County since 2002. I will not entirely be
leaving Hardee County now. Will continue to look for new and interesting ways
to work with the people of Hardee County to improve the healthcare we all receive.
Praise God as he leads us all to the place where we can each be of the most value.
In humble service,




Joseph Toulouse MD


Hardee Family Medicine
522 W. Carlton Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-773-2425


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
� by'.
Tlhe Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 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 Ist & 3rd - ...........
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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 Slud., ,10 a,m.
%lrnn% \%,r..rnp I, 4; a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

MACEID S ia3-VE
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.':.:_945 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.
SBread of Life - Sunday.......12:15 p.m.
The Meeting - Tuesday.........6:00 p.m.


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

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off lIwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion:.........I 1:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
M iercoles Servico.,................6:30 p.m.

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane - 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.-
Morning Worship \.......1....... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............... .:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily C dhuc,d,44622
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
..............................................6 :30 p .m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
English Service ....... ..... 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service .....1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts,Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service............ 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call fir locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH,.
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor *, James Bland ,
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .,.............11:00 a.m.
Evenitig Worship ...........:.,...6:00 p.m.
iWeinesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
C'lURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m .

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

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


773-4576


WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIS'T
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Ilanchey Rd. - 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ..... ................ 11:00 a.m.

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m .
Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD ,
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Sunday School ....... ......... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............... 10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ................ 10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. - 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study .............9:45 a.m
Sunday Morning Worship....I 1:00 a.m
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
.............................................. 10 :00 a .m .
Family Bible Study ............6:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast.......................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
.Worship Service. ...............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade ......................... 6:15 p.m .
Classes for children ages PreK- 12th
grade ...................6:30-8:00 p.m.

FIRST CIIURCII OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
,Sunday School .............P10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..... ... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.,
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N.-Seventh Ave. - 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship.....6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study .......... 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m..

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCII
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:30 a.m.,
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult * Children & Youth

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....I l:00,a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CIIURCII
1262 W. Main St. - 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...... .......... 9:30 a.m.
W orship.................... ..... 10:30 a.m :
� Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult C(I.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ..........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
322 HIlanchey Rd. - 773-0065


Sunday Service.... ..........I 1:00,a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service........................7:30 p.m .







115 S 7thAve.

Wachl0 F 387


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

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

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

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

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

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ...... .........l(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. - 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Mbmrning'Woiyhip ,' II 00 j m
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ....... .......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road - 773-2858
1 & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....... ............. 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday aftei service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road - East Main - 773-
5814
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East - 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sdindiy School ... ....... 10:00 a.m.
S Morning Worship ................11:10 am.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
SOUL HIIARVEST MINISTRY
1337 IIwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 pin.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. - 773-6418
S Sunday ..................................9:0(0 am .
Holy D ays ..................... ..............

ST. MICHIAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road-- 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..... 5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:301 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) .................7:00 a.m.
(English) ..:................ 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ............... 1 1:00 a.mn
(Creole).......... 1:00 pin.
Daily Mass in English ......... 8:30 a.m.

SEVENTHII DAY
ADI)VENTIST CIIURCIIH


205 S. 11th Ave. - 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meecting .......... .7:00 p.m.

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


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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
M morning Worship ................11:15 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.

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ..:............... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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 H1iis Ranch 'Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ...............................10:00 a.m .

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee - 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .. .............. 1:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH .
South Hwy. 17 - 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 - 773-0989
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Worship,...............11:00 a.m.
Evening.... ............................. :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 & FTH. ...........7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p:m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
.............. ..................... ......... 7 :0 0 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South - 735-0636
Sunday School . . . ................9:30 a:m.
Morning Worship..... ...........I1I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service....:.........7:00 p.m.

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

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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. - 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m..
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening \, hi[_. ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............7:00 .m.


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A professor asked, "Who's
happier - the man with six
million dollars or the man
with six children?"
"The man with six chil-
dren," answered a student.
"Why?" asked the profes-
sor.
"The man with the six mil--
lion dollars always wants
more," said the student.
Happiness doesn't depend
,on possessions or pleasures,
but a Person - God. If you're
right with Him, nothing else
matters.
When you're right with
God, you'll bless Him for
what you have and trust Him
for what you need.
Contentment comes when
you realize that what God
chooses is far better than what
you choose.
-- The Bible says, "Godliness,
with contentment is great


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, when we have friends and family who love
T us...who think ahead and make plais for our *
happiness when we least expect it...even while we are
up to our own devices.
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While we go about our daily lives, God is always with
us, even when we think we have it all under control.
Our Creator knows us and is faithful to us. "For I
know the, plans I have for you...to give you a future
and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
We can take time 'from our busy schedules to spend
time with God and to praise His faithfulness to us.
Plan to worship Him this week! .

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Hardee


Rise & Shine
By Ted Sirnonson

PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
Many mothers have confronted angry children this way, "Go
to your room until you can put on a happy face!"
Those kids knew perfectly well what they were being told to
do. But sometimes it takes a while in an empty room somewhere to
find a happy face. Why is this? Isn't it because there is an angry,
pouting attitude lurking behind the expression on the face?
Adults do the same thing. It's just that they are more clever
about disguising their true feelings, but they, too, need to go to a
room somewhere and "change."
If they do not do this - adult or child - they will carry
around the corrosive acid of a bad attitude and it will destroy them
from within. The result will eventually show on their faces!
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Everybody is responsible for
what they look like after 40." Each one of us must find a way to
deal with life's hurts and disappointments. If we don't, our faces
will tell everybody whether we have succeeded or not!
The Bible tells us the easiest way to do it. "Cast all your cares
upon Him for He cares for you" (I Peter 5:7).


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Noey and Nancy DeSantiago,
Wauchula, an eight-pound,
eight-ounce daughter, Kate
Paola DeSantiago, born July 15,
2009, DeSoto Memorial Hos-
pital, Arcadia.
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.


Cowboy-Up Ministry will
meet in the Turner Center in
Arcadia for the month of
August, hoping to return to the
Cracker Trail Arena on SR 66,
Zolfo Springs in September.
Skipper Calder and the group
asks for prayer as it "Spreads
the Good News" using horses,
to DeSoto County. For more
details go on-line at www.cow-
boyupministry.com or call
Skipper Calder at 781-2281.
Victory Praise Center will
hold a gospel sing on Saturday
beginning at 7 p.m., featuring
the Spencer-Allison singers.
The service is at the church at
132 E. Main St., Bowling
Green. Refreshments will fol-
low the service.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


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Ministry

travels to

Turner Center

in arcadia

Every Sunday

2 in August

iorse Training with

Biblical Principles

10-11:30 a.m.

Cowboy-Up Ministry
WILL NOT BE at:the
Cracker Trail Arena, Zolfo Springs
in ALugust
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T.]. Keen
Celebrates
1st Birthday
Trevor Jerry Keen, the son of
Kara Keen of Wauchula and
Chris Lucas of Fort Meade,
turned 1 year old on June 5.
T.J. celebrated his very first
birthday with a party on Satur-
day, June 6, under the trees at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
Theme for the party was Barn-
yard.
Guests were served hot dogs,
chips and cake.
Joining in the celebration
were- grandparents Mark and
Candi Larner and Ronnie and
Michelle Taylor, great-grand-
parents Carolyn and Jerry
Hutto, Gwen Albritton and Ann
and Stanley Larner, and many
aunts, uncles and cousins..






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Cowboy-Up Ministry Will Meet In Arcadia


Cowboy-Up Ministry is mov-
ing to the Turner Center in Ar-
cadia for the month of August.
Cowboy-Up Ministry was
started by Skipper Calder over
two years ago for the purpose of
spreading the Good News and
the power to live it to people
who love animals and the out-
doors.
Meeting outdoors each Sun-
day at the Cracker Trail Arena
on SR 66 in the Crewsville area,
Calder helps people have a bet-
ter understanding of horses and
God.
But the venue is about to
change as summer heats up.
Calder and the Cowboy-Up
Ministry Team have-helped 17
people find salvation through
Jesus Christ in the last two
years. Calder uses horse train-


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ing and demonstrations along
with mhny guest speakers who
share his love for God and ani-
mals.
Cowboy-Up Ministry has
been meeting outside in the
heat, cold or rain because of the
work done each Sunday. The
outdoors was needed because of
the horses Calder uses to illus-
trate biblical principles.
But summer sun takes its toll.
While helping with a week-
end event at the Cracker Trail
Arena recently, the question
came up: "What would you do
if you were rich?"
With different people giving
their answers, Calder then stat-
ed, "I am doing exactly what I
want to do, however this place
would be a covered arena and
be air-conditioned!"


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Three days later Calder was
at the Turner Center in Arcadia
on other business when the
woman there asked him, "Why
don't you do Cowboy-Up
Ministry here at the Turner
Center?"
"It is a covered arena and it is
air-conditioned!" Calder noted.
"God hears the desires of our
heart."
For the month of August, the
center is putting dirt on the con-
crete floor and is having horse
events scheduled each week-
end. So each Sunday, from 10
to 11:30 a.m., Calder and the
Cowboy-Up Ministry Team
will be spreading the Good
News through horses at the
Turner Center in Arcadia, still
"reaching people one horse at a
time," Calder announced.


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Lotz Mass

Choir Still

Needs Members
Singers are still needed for a
community-wide choir.
This special choir will pre-
sent two selections at the Aug. 9
worship service in which Anne
Graham Lotz, daughter of evan-
gelist Billy Graham, will be
speaking.
The only practice for the spe-
cial choir is Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. If
you are interested in being a
part of this special event, con-
tact the Rev. Tim Davis, music
minister at First Baptist Church
of Wauchula, where Lotz will
be speaking at the 11 a.m. ser-
vice.
Before her appearance, the
choir will be singing, "In The
Presence of Jehovah," by Geron
Davis and Lari Goss, and
"Honored, Glorified, Exalted,"
by Randy Vader and Jay Rouse.
About 100 singers are needed
to fill the choir.
Music packets and CDs are
available at the church. To p4r-
ticipate, call Davis at 773-4182
and give him your name and the
part that your sing. You can also
reach him at tdavis@fbcwau-
chula.org.


ART GALLERY


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate...
75 YEARS AGO
Full information on the act of
Congress of April 27, 1934,
relating to home loans has just
been received. The law autho-
rizes the Home Owners' Loan
Corp. to make loans for repairs
and remodeling. Information is
at W.F. Allen, J.G. Anderson
' Realty or F.L. Revell.
It Was learned unofficially
this week that the Board of
County Commissioners may
employ a home demonstration
agent for Hardee County next
year. The board has virtually
agreed upon the person to be
hired. The board will meet
again next Friday.
The Silver Beauty Shop
offers croquinole waves for
$2.50 and up, Eugene waves for
$6, Shelton oil wave for $5, fin-
ger waves for 15 and 25 cents,
and a shampoo, set and dry for
50 cents.


DIVERSIFIED DRILLING CORPORATION
is soliciting bids from qualified
M/WBE Contractors and Suppliers for the
Wauchula Water System Improvements
Well # 5 Project.
OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
Erosion Control, Silt Fencing, etc;
Surveying; Water Quality Analysis;
Hauling & Disposal of Drill Cuttings & Fluids;
Temporary Fencing; Geophysical Logging;
Maintenance of Traffic Devices;
Supply of Steel Pipe (Well Casing);
Supply of Cement (bulk and bagged);
Supply of General Construction Tools &
Supplies; and Rental of Construction
Equipment (Generators, Air Compressors,
Light Towers, etc.).
All persons interested are to
Respond Immediately to Gino Amato
at (813) 988-1132 x222 Phone,
(813) 985-6636 Fax or via e-mail at
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offers a new Ford V-8, the most
economical car to run that Ford
ever built, for $505 f.o.b. from
Detroit. "It's the only V-8 sell-
ing for less than $2,500."
It consumes less gasoline and
oil than last year's Ford,
valves never need grinding and
carbon removal is virtually
eliminated.
50 YEARS AGO
The city of Wauchula may
soon be rid of its odorous city
dump, beloved by flies and
despised by neighbors. The City
Council agreed Friday night to
put up its share of a sanitary
landfill program. For the first
year, the city will put in $7,000
of the $16,800 cost. After that it
will be $3,000 a year.
Mrs. Mary Alford, Bowling
Green's oldest city employee in
years of service, is retiring
today after 23 years of service
as tax collector, water superin-
tendent and city clerk. Replac-
ing her will be Mrs. Colemon
Best, former secretary of the
elementary school.
A budget close to a million
dollars, requiring a county mill-
age of 16 mills, is being pro-
posed for Hardee county
schools next year. The proposed
budget of $969,713 is nearly
twice the county commission-
ers' budget for next year and
$36,000 higher than last year's
school budget. About 10 mills is
used in old District 3 to pay on
the Zolfo Springs bonded
indebtedness.
A month-long drive for funds
and shots for polio is being seri-
ously considered by the local
Polio Foundation, said its chair-
man Russell Farmer. The chap-
ter is about $6,000 short and at
least 25 percent of the county's
citizens under 40 years old have
not received their polio vacci-
nations, he said.
Eaton's Department Store is
having a July blanket sale.
Electric blankets are at $24.95,
Chatham blankets $10.97, sheet
sets $5.37, and all-cotton dou-
bles blankets for $2.67.
25 YEARS AGO
A weekend outing ended in
tragedy late Sunday afternoon
with the crash of a six-seater
private plane about eight miles
south of Zolfo Springs. Its
occupants, two men and three
women, were members of a fly-
ing club who had taken off from
Key West on their return to
Orlando and ran into a heavy
thunderstorm over the Ben Hill
Griffin Peace River Ranch.
National Guard officials have
authorized the establishment of
a new unit, one that could be


located in Hardee County.
"Bring us home," Sgt. Gary
Roberts implored on behalf of
the 35 Hardee County residents
who are now headquartered in
Avon Park or Arcadia.
The ninth annual Peace River
Canoe Race on Saturday will
have canoes starting at Camp.
Hardee (Will Fussell's place) at
County Line Road north of
Bowling Green and goes to
Zolfo Springs. The winding
Peace River makes the trip
about 16.2 miles.
Roger's Butcher Shop, on
U.S. 17 south of Bowling
Green, has a special on slaugh-
tering beef, $1.49 a pound for
the front quarter or front half,
$1.59 for the hind quarter. S&S
Suprex has tip steak for $2.39 a
pound, ground beef for $1.29 a
pound and whole fryers for 59
cents a pound.
10 YEARS AGO
Road improvements continue
to be a main discussion at
County Commission meetings.
The commission is considering
a project to pave the worst dirt
roads in the county. These col-
lector roads, about 100 miles of
the 250 miles of dirt roads in
the county, cause about 80 per-
cent of the problems, said
County Manager Gary Oden.
Changing speed zones along
Florida Avenue was a major
topic at Monday night's
Wauchula City Council meet-
ing. Since the schools no longer
transport students who live
within two miles of school,
safety is a key issue. The coun-
ty recently reduced the speed
limit from 50 to 35 mph from
Metheny Road south to
Stenstrom Road.
While most high school stu-
dents are spending their sum-
mers having a good time, mem-
bers of the Blue Star Brigade
have been working hard at sum-
mer camp for nearly three
weeks preparing for their 1999
competitive marching band sea-
son.
The business directory
*included Celestial Art Glass
classes, Computer Emporium,
The Green Parrot Pet Center,
Michael Irvin Heflin Plumbing,
Curry Raley Funeral Home, Al
Richards Custom Muffler Shop
and MTM International &
Associates export business.

Kindness is the language
which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see.
-Mark Twain


Wherever there is a human
being, there is an opportu-
nity for a kindness.
-Seneca


There were plenty of art exhibits to weave one's way
around at North Wauchula Elementary School's annual
art show In May. Here, fifth-grader Emelie Wolgast serves
as a tour guide as she shows School Board member
Mildred Smith the various works of art on display.

Young eagles don't have feathers that match their par-
ents' until they are about four years old.
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
-Pearl S. Buck

APPRECIATION SERVICES
Honoring
Mrs. Juanita Wright
July 31 & August 1 * 7:30 p.m.
August 2 * 3:00 p.m.
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1514 Lincoln St. * Wauchula
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BACK TO BASICS


Women's League Games Half Over


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Graduation was held on July 8 at the Hardee AGri-Civic Center for the 4-H Back To
Basics program. Graduates in top photo (front row, from left) are Aaron DelaTorre,
Marc Anthony DelaTorre, Rebecca Grikson, Sierra Coker and Zack Durastanti; (back
row) Adelina Servin, Kasie Powell, Jonathan Shaw, Abby Erikson and Kaylee Hogenaer.
The middle photo shows (front row, from left) Savannah Hunt, Savannah Mullins,
Maribel Rodriquez, Hannah Rast and Terah Servin; (back row) :layma Barnett, Marissa
Malone, McKenzie Malone, Jacole Servin and Jessica Hunt. About 22 kids attended and
made plates, handbags, snakes, birdhouses and T-shirts and learned other crafts. Adult
teachers (below, from front left) are Gerry Woodward, Janice Moye, Wilma Smith,
Shirley Barncord and Alberta Clark; (back row) Woody Woodward, Justin Davis and
Andrew Clark. Marge Garvin printed the graduation T-shirts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Even with a couple of rainout
games added to the end of the
season, the 2009 Women's
Church Softball League is past
the halfway point.
All games were played last
week, with little change in the
standings. Holy Child Catholic
remains unbeaten, leading the
league with a 7-0 record. First
Methodist Church of Wauchula
is at 5-1 and Alpha & Omega/-
Freedom Ministries is close at
5-2. Alpha & Omega has beaten
first Methodist and Methodist
was set to tangle with Holy
Child early. this week.
Other teams in the competi-
tion are First Christian Church,
New Vision Worship Center,
San Alfonso's Chapel and New
Hope Baptist Church.
In the opener last Tuesday,
Alpha & Omega overcame First
Christian 25-9.
Leadoff batter Jodi Griffin
circled the bases five times for
Alpha & Omega. Sami Jo
Morgan chipped in with four
scores. Lori Dees, Stephanie R.
Emily Ward and Stephanie all
added three runs, while Glenda
Eures had twin tallies and


Penny Strange and Mimi added
one each.
For First Christian, it was
Brittany Hines and Paige
Massey each with twin scores.
Angel Lang, Kacey Hays, Lori
Crouse, Selina Ureste and Stacy
Gough each put a run on the
board. Sandy Driskell was
stranded all three times she got
on base. '
In the Tuesday nightcap,
Holy Child shut down San
Alfonso's 25-0.
Sabrina Hernandez, Tita and
Vira each rounded the bases
three times for Holy Child.
Susanna Castillo, Auroro Santi-
ago, Rosa Villegas, Zita, Kris-
tina Garcia and Nora Campos
each added twin tallies. Jamie
Buckley, Liberty Mushrush and
Lucy Garcia each added a run.
San Alfonso's left runners on
base in each inning. Francisca
Olvera, Melinda Silva and Irma
Arce were each left on base
twice, and Veronica Castanon,
Maggie Olvera and Maria A.
were also left on base.
In Thursday's 6:45 game,
First Methodist knocked New
Vision 22-1.
Aimee Dellepere and Elene
Salas each crossed home plate


four times for the Methodists.
Jennifer Bryant and Shauntee
Hines each made three trips to
home plate. Meagan Smith,
Diane Brummett and Elizabeth
Macias had two runs apiece and
Bailee Williams and Heather
Refoure each added a run.
Shelby Pauley scored the
lone run for New Vision. Valer-
ie Kline and Haleigh Pauley
were stranded twice apiece, and
Beverly Pauley, Donna Smith
and Yameshi were also left on
base.
New Vision bounced back to
win the 8:15 game 12-11 over
San Alfonso's.
Shelby Pauley came around
to score three times for New
Vision. Kline, Haleigh Pauley
and Beverly Pauley each added
twin tallies, and Ann Talley,
Brittany Mansfield and Miran-
da Helms each added a run.
Silva was the only triple-
score batter for San Alfonso's.
Maria, Francisca Olvera and
Maggie Olvera added two runs
apiece. Rishonea Lampley and
Rosalia each added a run.
Carmen and Arce were each left
on base three times.


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a Special Meeting on
Monday, August 3, 2009 at 6:00 p.mlto set the tentative millage rate for ad valorem
property taxes, select the two public hearing dates in September 2009 for the fiscal
year 2009/2010 budget approval, and any other business that may come before the
Commission.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Holly Collins
HOLLY COLLINS,
City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula 7:300


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FILL DIRT INC.
* Fill Dirt * Rock * Sand * Shell
* Pond Digging * Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 c8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507

FOR SALE
2003 THOR SkyDeck 34' 5th Wheel Travel Trailer.
Has 2 slide-outs, large kitchen, with observation/party
deck on top. great for races, hunting, camp, etc.
Nice, Clean...Asking $14,000 OBO
For more information contact:
Sam Fite, Collections Officer
sfite@fnbwauchula.com or
863-773-4136 cI7:23-8:6c




New Tires Include
Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires

B6I SALE ON
R LLTIRES.,
773-0777 * 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
VIs A (acrossfrom Billy Ayers
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30x40 Steel


Building
2 - 10x 10 Rollup
doors * 1 Entry door
Colored sides





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RESIDENTIAL ,COMMERCIAL ,
CUSTOM HOMES * ROOFING 'REMODELING
PRE ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS
Docks* Screen Enclosures* Pole Barns
Framing eSiding 'Soffits Decks' Concrete Slabs
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L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


2001 GMC SONOMA 4WD, 3 door,
45,000 miles, $6,300. 735-0786.
7:30p
2002 FORD EXPLORER, new
tires, new brakes, very clean,
$3,500 OBO. 863-245-8911.
7:16-30p


RUSSET, CONTEMPORARY
couch and love seat w/loose
cushion back and decorative pil-
lows, $225. 773-0618. 7:30-8:6p


"LOOKING FOR GIRL FRIDAY to
live on ranch in Okeechobee
County. Expected to do house
and yard work. Must have a valid
Driver's License. Please call 863- -
763-5321 after 6:00 p.m. Thank
you." 7:30p
NOW HIRING - Experienced only
- line tech appliance tech. 863-
781-2063. 7:30c


863-397-9840
354 Bostick Road * Boulin- Gienii. Fl.

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S. Gator Heating-Air-Mold Inspections LLC
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* Energy saving improvements & upgrades
* Replacement windows, doors & siding
* Kitchen & bath - large & small remodels
.* Commercial construction & remodels
* New homes & additions
* Handyman
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net
John D. Freeman

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


2+- acres - Large 3BR 2BA CB home - Giant game room -
Detached 2BR apt - additional storage building - Central
Air/Heat - Enjoy Country Living $195,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home in Golfview - one acre - great location - pri-
vate - game room - outside shed - well and septic tank - save on
utilities. $149,000.00
REDUCED REDUCED) REIUCEI) - Sunset Park 3BR home in
very good condition - Central air/heat - economy home for those
who want their payments less than rent. REDUCED $79,900.00
Sunset Park 4BR 1.5BA CB home with central air/heat - large cor-
ner lot - backs up to wooded area - lots of privacy. OWNER
MOTIVATED $123,900.00
4.5 acres+- with 2BR frame home - secluded location in Oak Grove
section. Unique setting - Large oak trees. $79,900.00
3BR 2BA CB home with carport - built 2008 - all appliances
included - over 1,500 sq ft of living area - close to schools - Doctors
offices - Take a look today $175,000.00



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


After hc
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955
John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Jessie Sambrano


Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
(863) 245-6891
cl7:30c


2006 MFH, 2100 sq. ft., 5 acres,
5BR/3BA, major appliances,,great
condition. 'Sacrifice $165,000
negotiable. By appointment. 941-
923-7888 leave message.
7:30-10:2p
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


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Monica Reas
(863) 781-7110


FOR SALE - 2 YEAR FILLY, $400.



FOR SALE - 2008 Thermo Spa hot
tub, 4 person capacity, Make
offer, John Deer. 773-6661.7:30tfc
V-MOWER, 12 ft. Orange Service
Co., good condition, $5,000 OBO.
735-0343. 7:23-30p
A/C * WINDOW * WHIRLPOOL
23,700 BTU with heat pump, per-
fect, $350. 257-1688. 7:30p


RE A L TORS


(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


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


NEW LISTING! Ready to
build! 7.5� acs in Ona,
fenced, 24'x24' barn, pond,
house pad, paved rd.
$120,000!
NEW LISTING! Secluded!
10� acs, zoned A-1 w/creek,
partially fenced. $126,000!
CB duplex on Martin
Luther King, each
w/1BR/1BA, 1064�SF. In-
cludes, adjacent 125'x80'
vacant corner lot. $65,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Front-
age on SR66! 11� ac fenced
pastureland also fronts
Nursery Rd, zoned A-l!
NOW $110,000! .
Stunning brick home in
Golfview! 4BR/2.5BA w/-
central vacuum, fireplace,
Jacuzzi tub, inground pool
w/privacy fence, attached
garage on 1� ac! $299,000!
What a great price! New
3BR/2BA, 1700�SF, CB
home in Zolfo Springs
w/carport, large yard,
tile/carpet floors! $140,000!
Stellar location w/dble rd
frontage! 10� ac Val grove
has 6" well, diesel power
unit, drain tile, micro-jets!
$130,000!
Investment, agriculture,
homesite? You choose w/this
12� acs of land on SR64!
Fenced, w/cleared pasture
& trees $180,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Peace-
ful setting! 20� ac fenced
pasture w/pond, 288�SF
cabin, 4" well inside 60�SF
shed. NOW $170,000!


55+ community! 1BR/1BA
park model w/950�SF
includes screened porch,
hot tub, wheelchair access.
$85,000!
4BR/2BA frame home close
to schools. $55,000!
Huge house w/lots of poten-
tial. Large corner lot zoned
C-1. $135,000!
3BR/2BA CB home,
1,744�SF total & 1,560�SF
living area, spacious living
rooms. Close to schools &
shopping. $125,000!
5� acs w/paved county rd
frontage in Eastern Hardee
Co. $62,500!
Commercial property on
US17! 38 storage units
w/partial roof, city utilities,
zoned C-2, sold "as is"!
$430,000!
5 lots in Wauchula w/over
975' total rd frontage. Close
to hospital, schools & shop-
ping. Call for individual
lot prices. Buy all for
$95,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
3BR/1BA home on 0.72� ac
lot near Lake Francis, Lake
Placid. Roof & A/C fairly
new. Furniture included. 3
utility sheds, pole barn, &
back yard pond. Wild
turkeys & deer frequently
visit. $69,000!


Fronts Peace River nearly
1/2 mile! 89� acs ideal for
rpereatinn or hofsesj


Grab your canoe, paddle, Includes cabin, barn, 3
tent! 5� acs w/decded access wells, & 40� ac orange
to Peace River is native grove. Excellent pasture,
Florida! Culvert in place! live oaks, & wildlife.
$100,000! $846,000!
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KENN'V S..NDIERS.........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON....... 832-0130
JUAN DIELAIORRE......781-1128 MONICA REAS...............781-7tl0
DAVID ROVA.................781.-.M90 KAREN SLiMIU lRS........781-7633


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Complete Lawn
Maintenance

Aaron 863-781-2813
Christy 863-781-6739 ("%W



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HOSPITAL BED, New, three way
electric, silent operation, original-
ly $1,200 -$350 perfect. 257-1688.
7:30p_
22" WHEELS & TIRES, 6 lug.
Make offer. 245-3552. 7:30nc
TV - 52", $75, great condition;,
wine, recliner, $150, great condi-
tion. 863-832-0334. 7:30-8:28p



PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Ryan
Solano, Adam Newman, Santos
Valdez, Megan Mitchell, Michael
Davis, Florinda Galvin, Cindy
Elisondo, James Carlton, Pamela
Johns, Robert Selph, Christina
Caldwell will be sold pursuant to
Warehouseman's lien. Said sale
will be at B&J Self Storage, 667
South 5th Ave., Wauchula, Florida
at 11:00 a.m., Aug. 18, 2009.
7:30-8:6p
PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Walli
Gray, Jennifer Trevino will be sold
pursuant to Warehouseman's'
lien. Said sale will be at Bowling
Green Storage, 5018 N. Hwy. 17,
Bowling Green, Florida at 9:00
a.m., Aug. 18, 2009. 7:30-8:6p


HARDEE FAMILY MEDICINE
physician Joseph Toulouse MD
will be closing his part of the
practice effective July 20, 2009. In
order to facilitate a smooth transi-
tion and ensure continuity of
care, he will be leaving all current
medical charts with his partner
Kathleen Welch Wilson, MD at
their current location, 522 W.
Carlton Street, Wauchula, Florida
33873. If you are a patient and
would like your records forward-
ed to another Family Practice
physician, please call (863) 773-
2425. 7:30-8:20c


I WILL NO LONGER be responsi-
ble for Billie SueParker Mohn's
bills. Michael H. Mohn. 7:30p


3 KITTENS AND 1 ADULT dog.
$15 rabies shot. Come by or call
All Creatures 773-9215. 7:30c
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 aire 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


SATURDAY ONLY - 8 a.m.-12
noon. Close out sale, $2-$15,
trees, maple, Cypress, pines, elm,
magnolia, palms, holly & oaks.
Free plants too. Potting soil.
20x60 shade cloth, 1x20 canopy,
black fabric mat, Irrigation, all has
to go. Starke Ave., off West Main
St., Bowling Green. 7:30p


ZOLFO - 3BR/1BA, VERY SPA-
CIOUS, big yard, porch. 735-
2626. 7:30c


HOUSE - 3BR/2BA, PATIO, A/C,
Beautiful place, $1,000. 863-781-
1007. 7:30p
BIG APARTMENT - water, lights
included, $550. 863-781-1007.
7:30p


THE PALMS

Available for

Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through July 31st
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)

* Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts.
* Open, quiet country setting.
* Close to Sheriff's Station on Martin
Luther King Jr Ave and La Playa Drive.
* Award winning Professional Bi-lingual
Management Staff.
* Affordable Rents

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon - Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM
After hours by appointment
(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771 "
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 * Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker * James V. See, Sr., Broker


NEW LISTING! 5� acres close
in to Wauchula on paved road.
Great place for your new resi-
dence. Deed restricted. $72,500
CONTRACT PENDING! 85�
acres of improved pasture.
Hwy 17 frontage. $6,000 per
acre.
Bring the horses! Country liv-
ing just outside of town in a
great. family neighborhood.
Large 2 Bedroom/1 Bath home
with detached 2 car garage.
Office that could be 3rd bed-
room. All newly updated on
2.5� acres. $175,000.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house 2 1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.
Adorable 3 bedroom/2 bath
home. Large backyard with
workshop, shed and gazebo.
Interior beautifully remod-
eled. In town. $140,000
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? - Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28�
acres. Frontage onin Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95� acres, the other is 6.65�+
acres. $99,500 each

1 Realtor As
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161


Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

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

One of a kind development
property. 300�t acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700� acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500

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

soclates El
Robert Jones (863)781-1423
John H. Gross (863)273-1017 '
Rick Knight (863)781-1396 "


WAUCHULA - 3BR/1BA, central
air and heat, very nice. 735-2626.
7:30c
BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE - 4.84
acres, 2 drives, 3 wells, pond,
large oaks, paved road frontage
and electric pole. 991- N. Ed
Wells Rd., $58,000. 735-0010.
7:30p
LAND FOR LEASE - 10 acres,
cleared, fenced, well, good for
pasture or crops on Mel Smith
Road, 2 minutes off Highway 64,
in Avon Park, Hardee County.
Tel./Fax 305-758-2106. Call Julius
786-385-3412. 7:30-8:28p


FOR SALE - 1995 PACE ARROW
37' motor home, make offer. John
Deer 773-6661. 7:30tfc
FOR SALE - 2005 Kawasaki
Bayou 250, $1,100; and 2006
Kawasaki KLX110 mini-bike,
$600. Call 781-4237. 7:30-8:6p


2BR/2BA APARTMENT, 306 North
10th Ave., Wauchula, 375-4467.
7:30p
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
South 9th Avenue, $575 plus $400
deposit. 832-1984. 7:30-8:28p
FOR RENT - 3BR HOUSE, $650
month plus deposit. 863-781-2360
7:30-8:6p


Topsy See


7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $105,000. Popash Rd.

1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage..$36;00 REDUCED $32,000.

3BR 1 1/2 B Framed Country home sets on 5 fenced acres with some beautiful
oaks $125,000.

App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced to
$10,000 per acre.

5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.

2BR 2B 1800 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting halfway
between Wauchula and Avon Park. $120,000.
| |Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
1 cl7:30c 2634 E. Main Street * Wauchula, FL 33873


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Genuine Orthopedic
Fo;am 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 S
863-382-0600


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
Concrete Block - 3B/lBth home, central II/A,
screened porch, corner lot, fenced yard, outside
storage. $144,000
Well Worth the PRICE! 2B/2Bth, large master
suite, 2 screened porches, outside storage,
sprinkler system with separate well. $54,900
Cozy cottage with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, hard-
wood floors, lots of storage space, huge 30x18
storage building. Call Delois to see this home
today! $128,000
UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! 3.16 Acres and
3B/2B M/H built in 1990 with large rooms, fire-
place, screened lanai, in ground pool, 12x20
metal storage. $125,000
A GREAT VALUE! 2005, 24x44, 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


BARGAIN - $500 electric includ-
ed. Large county 1 bedroom
apartment., Furnished. First and
last. 954-629-4486. 7:30p
1017, SPARROW ROAD, Charlie
Creek MHP, 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
$450 per month. 735-0010. 7:30p
LARGE 3 BR, $900 month, $300
deposit & 1 BR APT., $400 month,
$200 deposit. 417-280-5647.
7:23-30p
DUPLEX APARTMENT. in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $550
monthly plus deposit, 781-3570.
7:23-8:6c
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 Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


I Rentals


HOUSES FOR RENT as low as
$550 per month. 773-6667. 7:30c
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc


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


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


DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
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Investment Property - Heritage home, 3B/2Bth,
plus 4 rental units, currently rented, tall ceil-
ings, hardwood floors, plenty of extras in this
listing. Call Charlotte for details.

2B/lBth, completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000

C/B Home on 11 Acres! 3B/1Bth; large fireplace,
enclosed porch; great garden area. SEE TO
APPRECIATE! $225,000

Nice lot with small house and good pole barn;
road frontage on Hwy 64. $45,000

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

10 acres with 12" well; perfect for your new
home. Call Delois Johnson for more informa-
tion.

1.37 acres; 2" shallow well located on Main
Street, outside city limits. $43,500


I, SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON E
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker |
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
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* 1 BR $391 * 2 BR $474

* 3 BR $539

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Wauchula, FL 33873, Doris Lambert


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Church, corner of Grape and
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SATURDAY - 8-1 p.m., 180 Old
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5016 WILLOW AVE., BOWLING
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7:30p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 7:30 a.m.
til ?, boat motors, furniture, dish-
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601 East Banana St., Bowling
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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the'
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
July 20-26. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

APPLIED
Jennings Const., Cardinal
Road, mobile home, $88,000.
Dana English, new home,
Pierce Road, $200,000.
Montz Builders, Riverside
Drive, carport/screen, $6,262.
4 D Mobile Home Setup, Doc
Coil Road, mobile home,
$2,500.
Jennings Const., Murphy
Road, mobile home, $78,000.
Robert Schowalter, Sunset
Drive, residential demolition,
$1,400.
Davis Mobile homes, Sunset
Drive, mobile home, $77,000.
Home Depot, Center Hill,
residential rehabilitation,
$27,769.
JXR Const., Jones Street,
com/stairs, $2,000.
Lavon Cobb, SR 62, residen-
tial rehabilitation, $3,500.
Johnson, East Main Street,
shed, $1,861.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Always file a Notice of
Commencement before begin-
ning a home construction or
remodeling project. Also post a
certified copy at the job site.
The building department is pro-
hibited from performing the
first inspection if the Notice of
Commencement is not also
filed with the building depart-
ment. For more information,
call the Hardee County Build-
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July 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9B


MAIN STREET - MORE THAN AN ADDRESS
When you hear the words "Main Street," you may think of the
center of downtown or your favorite shop or restaurant.
What you probably don't think of is historic preservation and
economic revitalization. Yet it is those activities that represent the
primary goals of a Florida Main Street Program.
Designated by the state Division of Historical Resources as a
Main Street Program in 1995, Main Street Wauchula Inc. follows
the Main Street four-point approach to revitalization. Those four
points are Promotion, Design, Economic Restructuring and
Organization.
Each point, or focus area, has a committee that plans and
implements its activities under the leadership of the Wauchula
Main Street Board of Directors. The four-point approach was
established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's
National Main Street Center, and %has been revitalizing and pre-
serving historic downtown across the nation since the late '70s.
The Main Street program is a grassroots effort by merchants
and citizens who believe that a community can be a positive influ-
ence in their own downtown.
Sponsors, members and even local governments help to sup-
port Main Street's efforts, but volunteers who are as diverse as the
projects or tasks they work on are what make a Main Street pro-
gram successful. They are hard- working individuals who roll up
their sleeves and give of their time to help make a difference in the
direction of the downtown.
Community involvement and the collaborative efforts of the
business community and local government are all essential for a
productive Main Street program. Working together, these three
groups make the downtown warm and inviting with buildings
occupied by a variety of viable businesses. The result is a down-
town that serves as the heart of a city; it is the place to shop, dine
and gather with family and friends.
A successful downtown brings about a sense of community
and ensures that history is preserved through the occupation and
inventive reuse of historic buildings.
So, as you can see, Main Street is more than just an address. In
Kissimmee it is Broadway, in Naples it is Fifth Avenue South. No
matter what a city calls it, you will easily recognize it as the center
of activity, the heart of the downtown.
For more information about Main Street Wauchula Inc., con-
tact the Main Street office at 767-0330 or me at jnewman@city-
ofwauchula.com.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular and
zoning session today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in
Room 102, Courthouse Annex 1, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of pub-
lic interest Times are approximate except for advertised pub-
lic hearings.
- Commission/zoning public hearing, 8:35 a.m. One request
is a Special Exception to operate a professional business-office for
emergency services restoration company on the South side of SR
64 East..,
---Prope_-7AppTa 's-discussion 6f 2009-10 budget, 8:50
a.m.
- Survey of property on CR 663, Ona, 9:05 a.m.
- Appointments to Value Adjustment Board.
- Appointment to Parks & Recreation Board.
- Grant application for $858,000 to rebuild the Bowling
Green Fire Station.
- Continue zoning public hearing, 1:30 p.m. One item is'a
change to the Land Development Regulations on minor subdivi-
sions. The other is an exception to the tower height limitations for
a communications tower.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.




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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
July 26, Joanna Marie Esquivel, 20, of 418 E. Banana St.,
Bowling Green, was. arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged
with abuse of an elderly person and battery.
July 26, Lorenzo Hernandez-Hernandez, 30, of 1752 Cactus
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
July 26, a residential burglary on SR 66, a theft on CR 665 and
a vehicle stolen on Kelsey Road were reported.
July 25, William Samuel-Silas Hardin, 18, of 411 Illinois
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged
with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, grand theft
vehicle and larceny.
July 25, Jose Orosco, 50, of 711 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on an out-of-county warrant.
July 25, burglary of a conveyance on SR 66, a vehicle stolen
on SR 62, a tag stolen on Bluebird Lane and criminal mischief on
Fourth Street East and on Magnolia Lane were reported.
July 24, a residential burglary on SR 64 East, a fight on East
Main Street and a theft on Poole Road were reported.
July 23, burglary of a conveyance on Lincoln Street, criminal
mischief on U.S. 17 North; and thefts on Sally Place, U.S. 17
North, Tuskeegee Street and Smith Road were reported.
July 22, Christopher Omar Trevino, 30, of 3525 Poplar St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with
grand theft of a vehicle and habitual driving while license sus-
pended.
July 22, Sierra Lynn Staton, 19, of 3162 Holiday Beach Dr.,
Avon Park, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with possession of a controlled substance 'without a pre-
scription, producing methamphetamine,. manufacture/delivery of
drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
July 22, Javier Paritoja, 27, of 2414 Ralph Smith Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Everett Lovett on a charge of violation
of probation.
July 22, a residential burglary on Keeton Road, and thefts on
U.S. 17 North and on Hanusch Road were reported.
July 21, Robert Frank Allen, 29, of 6901 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Hardee Correctional Institution Inspector
McCaulley and charged with two counts smuggling contraband
into a prison.
July 21, a vehicle stolen on West REA Road was reported.

July 20, Steven Clyde Hogue, 47, of 981 Awl St., Hudson, was
arrested on a charge of non-support.


July 20, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 South was reported.
WAUCHULA
July 26, Yanel Rios Albarran, 25, of 1839 Rigdon Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
DUI.
July 26, a fight on West Main Street was reported.
July 25, Isabel Mancillas, 52, of 2259 U.S. 17 North, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with DUI.
July 25, Tyler Brandon Summers, 22, of 318 S. llh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bur-
glary of a dwelling/structure/conveyance an8d larceny.
July 24, Melissa Ashley Crawford, 25, of 306 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with hit
and run/leaving the scene of a crash involving damages. At the jail,
Dep. Pauline Bissette also charged her with two counts larceny -
petit theft.
July 24, a fight on U.S. 17 South was reported.
July 23, a business burglary on South Florida Avenue, and
criminal mischief on West Main Street and on South Seventh
Avenue were reported.
July 22, thefts on South Florida Avenue and on Green Street'
were reported.
July 21, Michael Harry Mohn, 65, of 520 W. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with contempt
of court - violation of an injunction for protection.
July 21, a theft on River Chase Circle was reported.
July 20, thefts on Illinois Avenue, two locations on West Bay
Street, East Palmetto Street and U.S. 17 South were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
July 22, Marco Antonio Calvillo, 19, of 5121 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Ryan Abbott and charged
with loitering/prowling.
July 21, a residential burglary on Grove Street was reported.

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, . . to first time homebuyers eligible to receive the federal
first time homebuyer tax credit.
IBLE PARTICIPANTS
maximum income limit shall be the adjusted gross income of $75,000 for a single
payer household and $150,000 for joint-filing taxpayer households.

HOW IT WORKS
Applicants can receive up to $8,000 in purchase assistance, which is expected to be
repaid by the applicant upon receipt of his/her federal tax refund.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are available at Hardee County Community Development,.Courthouse
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10B The Herald-Advocate, July 30, 2009


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

CASE NO. 252009CP000078
IN RE: THE-ESTATE OF
WILMA JUNE TORRES, also
known as WILMA J. TORRES,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WILMA JUNE TORRES, also
known as WILMA J. TORRES, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 4, 2009, and whose social
security number is 331-36-4974 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873-1749. 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 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 DATE 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 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 PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER 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.

The date of the first publication
of this notice is July 30, 2009.

Personal Representative:
ALEJANDRO MEJORADO
Post Office Box 1493
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Tel. (863)773-3241
Fax (963)773-0910
Florida Bar No. 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NO. 252009CP000075
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH M. GILLIARD a/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 addrses 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, 2009
Personal Representatives:
AMY S. CREWS
2049 NE Voss Oaks Circle
Arcadia, FL 34266
ASHLEIGH LOGAN HARNED
. 3030 Myrtle Street
.Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauichula, FL 33873-1308
Telephone: (863) 773-5600 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-00069, 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 CODE
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR
THE TENTH JUDICIAL Cl
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLOI

CASE NO. 252008CA00

CITY OF WAUCHULA
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula,FL 33873,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CONCEPCION HERNANDE
MA ENCARNACION MOYA
MOYA MA HERNANDEZ,

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSU
FLORIDA STATUES CHAP
NOTICE IS GIVEN that p
to a SUMMARY FINAL JUD
OF FORECLOSURE AND
TION OF ATTORNEY'S FE
COSTS dated July 20, 200
above styled cause, I will
the highest and best bid
cash at the front steps
Hardee County Courthou
West Main Street, Wauch
33873, at 11:00 A.M. on Au
2009, the following de
property as set forth in sa
MARY FINAL JUDGME
FORECLOSURE AND TA
OF ATTORNEY'S FEE!
COSTS, to wit:

Lots 19 and 20, HIGHL
PLACE, a re-subdivisic
Block 17 of Padck
Addition to the Cito
Wauchula, FL, accordir
the map or plat there
recorded in Plat Boo
Page(s) 2-121, now kn
as Plat Book Bar A
Public Records of Ha
County, Florida.

Dated this 21 day of July,

B. HUGH BF
Clerk
By: Conni
As Depu

"If you are a person with a
ity who needs any acco
tion in order to participate
proceeding, you are entitle
cost to you, to the prov
certain assistance. Please
the Office of the
Administrator, (863) 53
within two (2) working
your receipt or this notice
are hearing or voice Impa
TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Relay Service 711."

ANY PERSON CLAIMII
INTEREST IN THE SL
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
THAN THE PROPERTY
AS OF THE DATE OF 1
PENDENS MUST FILE A
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
THE SALE.


ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Clifford M. Ables III, P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-0500
7:30-8:6c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION


CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000360
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plantiff,
vs.
RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ, et al,
Defendant,
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

To: RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ
Last Known Address:
2608 BAILES RD
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890-9786

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Hardee
County; Florida.
The East 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of Section 30, Township
34 South, Range 26 East, Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the North
693.00 feet thereof and LESS, the
South 27.00 feet thereof and sub-
ject to road right of way on the
East side for Bailes Road.
Together with and Including a
1995 CRES mobile home ID#
146M8894A and 146M8894B

Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if
any, on Brod, Goldfarb, &
Associates, Plaintiff's Attorney,
whose address is 201 Alhambra
Circle, Suite 601, Coral Gables,
Florida 33134, and file the original
with this court either before serv-
ice on plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.

This notice shall be published
once each week for two consecu-
tive weeks in The Herald -
Advocate Newspaper.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this court on this 22 day of July,
2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


Any person with a Disability
requiring reasonable accomoda-
tion should call (863) 534-4690
(Voice) not later than seven days
7:23-30c prior to the proceedings.
7:30-8:6c
T OF
RCUIT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
RIDA IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

0154 PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NO. 252009CP000072
IN RE:-ESTATE OF
ANTONIA C. SAMPSON,
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
Z, and of Antonia C. Sampson, de-
a/k/a 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,
ANT TO Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
TER 45 name and address of the personal
representative and the personal
Pursuant representative's attorney are set
)GMENT forth below.
TAXA- All creditors of the decedent
ES AND and other persons, who have
9, in the claims or demands against dece-
1 sell to dent's estate, including unma-
Ider for lured, contingent or unliquidated
of the claims, and who have been served
ise, 417 a copy of this notice, must file
hula, FL their claims with this court WITH-
gust19, IN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
scribedd MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
id SUM- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
NT OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
XATION DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
S AND VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
A All other creditors of the dece-
-AND dent and other persons-who have
On of claims or demands against the
ker's decedent's estate, including
y of unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
ng to dated claims, must file their
of as claims with this court WITHIN
)k 1, THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
hown DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
A-40, TION OF THIS NOTICE.
rdee ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
2009. PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
RADLEY MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
of Court DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
ie Coker
ity Clerk FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS JULY 23,
disabil- 2009.
mmoda-
e in this Donna Lee Webb
ed, at no Co-Personal Representative
ision of 1793 Sweetwater Road
contact Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890
Court
14-4690, Gary Edward Sampson
days of Co-Personal Representative
e; if you 435 Salem Ridge Court
Hired call McDonough, Georgia 30253
Florida
L. Michael Osman, Esq.
Attorney for Personal
NG AN Representatives
URPLUS 1474-A West 84 Street
OTHER Hialeah, Florida 33014
OWNER Tel. (305) 823-1401
THE LIS Florida Bar No. 257249 7:23-30c
k f'J XI7 -


SAFTIM
; AFTER


If you want others to be
happy, practice compas-
sion. If you want to be
happy, practice compas-
sion.
-Dalai Lama


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

CASE NO. 252009CA000174
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
P.O. Box 248
Wauchula,FL 33873

Plaintiff,

vs.

LEM BROWN, JR., and
CHARLOTTE S. BROWN, hus-
band and wife,
2490 Heard Bridge Road
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
UNKNOWN TENANT #3,
UNKNOWN TENANT #4,
the names being fictitious to
account for parties in posses-
sion,
2512 Heard Bridge Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
FLORIDA STATUES CHATPER 45


NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT
OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXA-
TION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS dated July 20, 2009, in the
above styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 A.M. on August 19,
2009, the following described
property as set forth In said SUM-
MARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:

Lot #8: Begin at the
Northeast corner of the NW
14 of Section 26, Township
33 south, Range 25 East,
run thence West 225 feet to
Point of Beginning; thence
continue West 100 feet;
thence South to North bank
of Charlie Creek; thence
East along the North bank
of Charlie Creek 100 feet at
right angles; thence North
to Point of Beginning,
Hardee County, Florida.

Dated this 21" day of July, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cOst to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the - Office.', of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt or this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service 711."

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

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Clifford M Ables III, P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-0500


7:30-8:6c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252009CA000349
SECTION NO.:

MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL
CREDITUNION,

Plaintiff,
v.
FRANKLIN H. GEIGERi DIANNA
GEIGER; ASSOCIATES HOME
EQUITY SERVICES, INC.;
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

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

CASE NO. 252009CP000074

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
SAMUEL JEREMIAH WILKINS,
deceased.
/


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of SAMUEL JEREMIAH WILKINS,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 3, 2009, and whose
social security number is 590-84-
8920, 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 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 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
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 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 PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER 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 30, 2009.

Personal Representative:,
JANICE ELAINE KUEHL WILKINS
307 Riverside Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Tel. (863)773-3241
Telecopier (863)773-0910
Florida Bar No. 0650137
7:30-8:6c


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

CASE NO. 252008CA000730
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
PO. Box 248
Wauchula,FL 33873

Plaintiff,

vs.

MICHAEL L. MATHIS , and wife,
KIMBERLY K. MATHIS,
134 West Grapefruit Street
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

United States of America
Small Business/Self Employed
Area #3
c/o District Director,
Internal Revenue Service
CCP-Lien Unit
Post Office Box 145595
STOP 8420G-Team 201
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5595,


Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUE
FLORIDA STATUES CHA
NOTICE IS GIVEN that F
to a SUMMARY FINAL JL
OF FORECLOSURE ANI
TION OF ATTORNEY'S FE
COSTS dated July 20, 20(
above styled cause, I wi
the highest and best bi
cash at the front steps


Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 A.M. on August 19,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said SUM-
MARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:

N 1/4 of SW 1/4 ofSE 1/4 of
Section 30, Township 33
South, Range 26 4East,
Hardee County, Florida;
Together with a 2006 GENA
HS Double Wide Mobile
Home Identification Num-
per GMHGA40633348A and
GMHGA40633348B.

Dated this 21 day of July, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt or this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service 711."

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

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Clifford M Ables III, PA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-0500
7:30-8:6c


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


CASE NO. 252008CA000310
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
P.O. Box 248
Wauchula,FL 33873

Plaintiff,

vs.

ANGELA DESAI and
IRDIA RAJ DESAI, wife and hus-
band,
2860 George Anderson Road
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

RAJ DESAI, INC., a Florida corpo-
ration,
1531 US Hwy 17 North
Wauchula, FL 33873,

IRDIA BAJ-DESAI d/b/a LEISURE,
ENTE WRISES/SLEEP RITE BED-
DING
1531 US Hwy 17 North
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

BONEY P. GARVIN, and
MARGUERITE L. GARVIN, hus-
band and wife,
305 Old Bradenton Road
Wauchula, FL 33873


Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
FLORIDA STATUES CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT
OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXA-
TION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS dated July 20, 2009, in the
above styled cause, I will sell to
'the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 A.M. on August 19,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said SUM-
MARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:

The North 180.00 feet of the
South 514.00 feet of the
NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 lying
West of Highway No. 17, in
Section 33, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Being a portion of McEwen
Subdivision, Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the
West 164.46 feet thereof,
and LESS road right-of-way

Dated this 21 day of July, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity. who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this'
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt or this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service 711."


ANY PERSON CLAIMING A I
IITiEdR T IM THE IIRPI II


/ FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
JANT TO AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
TPER 45 PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
pursuant THE SALE.
UDMENT
D TAXA- ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
EES AND Clifford M Ables 111, P.A.
i9, In the 202 West Main Street, Suite 103
dder for Wauchula, FL 33873
of the (863) 773-0500
7:30-8:6c,


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July 30, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Phillip A. Barrett, 42, Myak-
ka City, and Michelle Rene
Benoit,-42, Myakka City.
Travis Ray Maldonado, 24,
CWauchula, and Brandi Nichole
Chester, 22, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Owen Faulk vs. Cruz Lara
Caldera, judgment.
Florida Sale & Rental Inc.
d/b/a Grand Rental Station vs.
Richard Martin, amended judg-
ment for damages.
L&W Supply Corp. d/b/a
Seacoast Supply vs. O.K. Dry-
wall & Construction LLC and
Kristin R. Hutchison, judgment
withheld, stipulated payment
approved.
Adventist Health System
sunbelt d/b/a Florida Hospital
Heartland Division vs. Walter
Wilson, judgment.
DeSoto Carpet and Tile LLC
vs. Lonestar Construction Corp.
and Oscar Ortiz Jr., dismissed.
State Farm Mutual Insurance
Co. vs. RSS Field Services Inc.
and William Bourn, dismissed.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Jim Miller, dismissed.
Tommy M, Hartley Jr. vs.
Arnold Lanier, Sheriff of
Hardee County, dismissed.
Arrow Financial Services vs.
Nancy D. McQuaig, stipulated
agreement approved, case dis-
missed.
CACV of Colorado LLC vs.


1040 & Business Tax
i-^P paration
Payroll & Bookkeeping
Services
Quickbooks
Checks, Training & Assistance
Electronic Filing - Fax Service
Notary


Jose L. Torres, Sr.
Owner
**E3]m


Corine Re Renard, judgment.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
John Juarez, dismissed.
North Star Capital vs. Joseph
Wilkins, dismissed.
Portfolio Recovery Associ-
ation vs. Miguel Martinez Sr.,
dismissed.
Discover Bank vs. Jeffery
Steele, dismissed.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Ronald J. Coleman, default
judgment.
Midland Funding LLC as
assignee vs. Martha Herrin,
judgment.
Financial Portfolios II Inc.
vs. Claretha Wilson and First
National Bank, stipulated
agreement, garnishee payments
approved.

There was no county mis-
demeanor court on the week
of July 13 because it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The'following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Walter Mortgage Co. vs.
James L. McKinzie and Cyn-
thia Hodges, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Century Bank FSB vs.
William Costolo as trustee et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Andrew Griffin vs. Walter
McNeil and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC),
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.
Ezaqyua Lopez and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Maritza Escamilla Gon-


Bridget McVay
Tax Practitioner
911c


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 BOOK
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
,Ao 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 2"d day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 30th day of June, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
ClerK of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD007XXXX 7:16-8:6c


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zales, petition for child support.
Ethel Louise Wilson and
DOR vs. Calvin R. Evans, peti-
tion for child support.
Deanna Baker o/b/o minor
child vs. Anthony Dakota An-
drews, petition for injunction
for protection. ,
James Ervin Paugh and
Melissa Kae Perry, divorce.
BAC Home Loan Servicing
LL vs. John D. Shoffner Sr.,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Bank of America vs. William
H. Yang and Joua Vang, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula, Florida vs. Sharyn K.
Salter and James H. Webb Jr. et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Rashad Davis ys.Cassandra
Rodriguez, damages - auto
negligence.
Shadondra N. Hill and DOR
vs. Zachariah A. Pullum, peti-
tion for child support.
William Paul Wilkerson and
Nancy Ann Wilkerson, divorce.
Mary Butler vs. James
Butler, petition for injunction
for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down'
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Amy Danielle Hays and
DOR vs. Marcus Darrell
Hodges, child support order.
Bertha Almaguer vs.
Domitila Guerrero, Jose Tapia
et al, petition for possession of
property denied.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Pedro Granada and Patricia
Grananda, judgment for defen-
dant Pedro Granada.
B. Hugh Bradley, Clerk of
Courts in re: Maurice E.
Gilliard estate, order on inter-
pleader's disbursement of
funds.
Rosa L.Carmona and DOR
vs. Armando Garcia, order on
child support.
Maria Moreno vs. Javier
Valdez, injunction for protec-


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Letter To The Editor

Some Driving Habits Are

Annoying And Dangerous


tion.
Bernice A. White and DOR
vs. Richard L. Anderson, child
support suspended.
Countrywide Home Loans
-Inc. vs. Anthony R. and Monica
I. Hernandez et al, judgment of
Oct. 12, 2005 vacated.
�Larry Short vs. Walter
McNeil DOC, innate appeal of
denial of petition for review
Wells Fargo Bank NA as
trustee vs. Juan Ramon Gon-
zales and Flavia Gonzales et al,
order on Third Party Purchase.
Mary Garcia and DOR vs.
Molly Lopez, child support
order.
Cynthia L. Martinez and
DOR vs. Catarino Borjas, order
on child support.
Ashley M. Slaughter and
DOR vs. Andrew J. Lamrner,
petition for child support con-
tempt order denied.
Linda K. Rincon vs. Edward
Garcia, injunction for protec-
tion.
Wesley Lanier vs. Michael
Mings, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Billie Sue Parker Mohn vs.
Michael Harry Mohn, injunc-
tion for protection.
Lelay Johnson and DOR vs.
Eddie DeJerinett Sr., motion to
transfer venue denied.
Kimley-Horn and Associate
Inc vs. Donald Chancey, judg-
ment.
Sandra Kay Craig vs.
Carolyn An Short, order.
Tyeisha March'e Anderson
and DOR vs. Marvin Cook,
child support order.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court the week of July 13
as it was trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Torrey Oaks RV and Golf
Resort LLC to RGR Southwest
Florida Enterprises LLC,
$49,400.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Louis Adnaud, $15,000.


Dear Editor:
Things that people do some-
times are dangerous and stupid
and against the law.
First, putting your brakes on
going highway speed then your
turning lights is not the way to
do it, for the person behind you
does not know you are turning.
But putting your turning lights
on lets them know you will put
your brake lights on.
A long time ago (I forget
Pepsi or Coke) vans did not
have turning lights I don't guess
or they were broken or too lazy
to use them, for I waited on
them and then they turn without
using them, after I waited on
them and could have gone on.
Now another thing - why is a
phone call so important it can-
not wait for a few minutes so
you can get off the road. Seeing
a person driving stupid is a sure
bet they are on a cell phone.
Why do some people wait
until it is pitch black to turn on


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WINDER VI, 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.: 743 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2007

Description of Property:
that part of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of
Section 4, Township 34, Range 26 lying and
being on the South side of Avon Park, Road,
Wauchula, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
164, PAGE 219.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
1 AC S OF RD IN SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4
4 34S 26E
164P219 DC&AFF - 629P127P128 (AMB

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.,
Name in which assessed: JOSEPH W. BRYANT, JR.
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 2' day of September, 2009, at 11:00 p.m.
Dated this 21" day of July, 2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD012XXXX 7:30-8:20c


2009
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to. be held in County Commission Chambers. Room. 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF August - 13th & 27th
Planning Session - August 21st
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF August - 25th at 8:30 a.m. , r
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD - meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August - 06th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF August - 10th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August - 03rd
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF August - 31st Friends Group at 4:30 p.m.-Advisory at 5:30
p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive,
Wauchula
MONTH OF August - 1lth
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium
MONTH OF August - 11ith at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF August - 25th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman . 7:3nc


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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.
�iame 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 26h" day of August, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 17th day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD0011XXXX 7:23-8:13c


their lights? I went to Mexico a
long tine ago and you have to
buy special insurance to drive
your car there. They told me do
not drive at dark because they
won't turn their lights on.
We have a law which states a
senior has to have a driving
course every three years or your.
insurance will go up. But the
nearest course is in Pinellas
'County. We might have one in
the fall in Sebring after my rates
go up in September, but you can
take it on the Internet but we
don't have the Internet.
Another stupid law if you ask
me if you cannot drive without
a course why do you have to go
way over there to have all of the
young people cutting you off
and driving like a bunch of
fools in and out of lanes to save
three minutes of going nowhere
and doing nothing when they
get there.
Edward L. Farmer
Bowling Green






12B The Herald-Advocate, July 30, 2009


Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


DEALING WITH AN ADDICTION'
"Hi. My name is Scott, and I'm an alcoholic."
That's a familiar opening line, from the formula of those
speaking at meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous or other "12-Step"
programs. The speaker on this particular evening, at a dinner I
attended not long ago, had a special message he wanted to impart.
"Hi. My name is Scott, and I'm an alcoholic." Pause. "Do you
have any idea how long it took me to say that?"
That got everyone's attention.
We were at a dinner marking the 25th anniversary of the
Passaic County (New Jersey) Council on Alcoholism & Drug
Abuse Prevention, headed by a friend of mine, Father Alan Savitt.
The title is a long one, hinting at the scope of the problems the
group tackles. Some of the people at the dinner had been through
12-Step programs themselves; others were there to support them.
All of us were captivated by Scott, the speaker.
His full name, Scott Clark, was already familiar to most of the
guests. Clark is the lead sportscaster on Channel 7, the New York
ABC affiliate, and he was on hand to tell his own story. It's a story
that's turning out fine, but along the way there were plenty of rough
spots.
Those rough spots help to illustrate the tragedy that is addic-
tion - a tragedy that can be turned around if there are enough peo-
ple like Father Alan and his friends to offer a helping hand.
In Scott Clark's case, the drinking began early, as it had for
other relatives. "The disease of addiction flies through family
trees," Scott explained, "sometimes taking root and sometimes
not."
"I believe I nurtured it," he continued. "It gave me a great
drive, to take on a mission to change things for the better." But
over the years the dependence deepened. The "poison" of alcohol
did its job within him, even as he told himself how much he
"loved" drinking and drugging. But each morning when he awoke,
the problems he had tried to drink away the night before were still
there.
In 1991 his sportscasting work was hailed by his peers but, as
he put it, "I was a miserable mess. My marriage was tattered, my.
health was on the wane. I still had a job, but it was, being compro-
mised." Something had to give, and it happened the following
year.
"Everything came crashing down on a Sunday night in August
1992. I was at home, and all I had left was my cat. I was a beaten
man. I got down on my knees and I prayed to God. I was saying to
my higher power, my God, that I needed help ... and I got it. And
one day at a time, I got better. I got to live this life that I love."
- It's a story, perhaps with variations, that's all too familiar to
those who work with victims of drugs and alcohol abuse. But Scott
Clark goes on telling it, because it's the best way he knows to drive
home the story of addiction, a story that touches too many lives, too
many families.
The story is a grim one, true, and probably not easy to tell.
But in the end the abiding message is one of hope, that with the
help of God and God's good people, anything is possible.
And that was the message we all tookaway that night.
For a free copy of "Dealing With Addiction," .write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.


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INVITATION FOR
SEALED BIDS
PROPERTY FOR SALE
PARCEL CONTAINS 18,190 SQUARE FEET
(0.42 ACRES), MORE OR LESS
Sealed bids will be received by The School Board of
Hardee County, at the Superintendent's Office, 1009
North 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida 33873 until 2:00 p.m.
on August 10, 2009, at which time all bids shall be pub-
licly opened for a parcel lying in the northeast quarter of
Section 26, Township 34 south, Range 25 east, Hardee
County, Zolfo Springs, Florida. Property is located on the
SE corner of the Educational Facilities Department adja-
cent to the Oasis RV Trailer Park, Highway 66, Zolfo
Springs, FL.

Each bid shall be submitted to the Office of the
Superintendent of Schools, Hardee County School
Board, RO. Box 1678, Wauchula, FL 33873. Bids shall be
Sealed and plainly marked:

BID - .42 Acres, Zolfo Springs, FL
.2:00 P.M., AUGUST 10, 2010

The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids
received and to waive any and all irregularities in regard
thereto. Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not
be accepted. No bids may be withdrawn after the sched-
uled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of thirty
(30) days.

Bid tabulations with recommended awards shall be post-
ed for review by interested parties at the Hardee County
School'Board office and web site, www.hardee.k12.fl.us.
Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed by
Section 120.53(5), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a
waiver' of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes.

David Durastanti
Superintendent of Schools 7:30c


Health Dept.: Prevent Mosquito Bites


The Hardee County Health
Department is emphasizing the
importance of protecting your-.
self against mosquito-borne dis-
eases.
Throughout the year, the state
Department of Health works
with partner agencies, including
the Department of Agriculture
& Consumer Services, the Fish
& Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, mosquito control
agencies and state universities,
to monitor for the presence of
mosquitoes carrying illnesses.
"During the summer months,
Florida experiences an increase
in its mosquito populations,"
notes Dr. Stephen Gordon,
executive medical director at
the Health Department here.
"Mosquito-borne illnesses are
entirely preventable by taking a
few simple steps to avoid mos-
quito bites."
Symptoms of West Nile
virus, St. Louis Encephalitis
and Eastern Equine Encepha-


litis may include headache,
fever, fatigue, dizziness, weak-
ness and confusion.
Physicians should contact the
Hardee" County Health Depart-
ment if they suspect an individ-
ual may have a mosquito-borne
illness. State Department of
Health laboratories provide
testing services for physicians
treating patients with cliniical
signs of mosquito-borne dis-
eases.
The Health Department here
advises Hardee Countians to
remain diligent in protecting
themselves from mosquito
bites.
Follow the 5 D's:
* Dusk and Dawn - Avoid
being outdoors when mosqui-
toes are seeking blood. For
many species, this is during the.
dusk and dawn hours.
* Dress - Wear clothing that
covers most of your skin.
* DEET - When the potential
exists for exposure to mosqui-


UP TO MY NECK IN DISHES
Q: I am a stay-at-home mom. I really love being with the
children, but sometimes it feels that I am losing myself in all the
diapers and dishes. I cannot help but believe that there is some
type of ministry that I am supposed to be doing. I feel so guilty
for thinking this way, but I just feel that I am missing God
somehow.
Signed, Staying Home
A: It is natural for a mother to feel this way. Parenting requires
so much of us. It can be a very stressful and endless job at times.
But, those children are worth every minute you invest in their
lives. You are doing more than just meeting their physical needs,
you are guiding them. In all reality, your children are your first
ministry.
Being there for them is the most important thing you can do
with your time right now. God knows that you are up to your neck
in dishes. and diapers. He sees your heart's desire to serve Him. But,
there is a season for everything.
While you wait for your season to change, you should embrace
the ministry given to you right now.
God has to prepare us. David was a shepherd boy who sat
alone for hours on a hillside watching over sheep. The lessons he
learned. were preparing him for a great ministry. He learned to ward
off the enemy, to protect those in his care, to trust God and to pray.


toes, repellents containing
DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-tolu-
amide, or N,N-diethyl-3-
methylbenzamide) are recom-
mended. Picaridin and oil of
lemon eucalyptus are other
repellent options. .
* Drainage - Check around
your home to rid the area of
standing water, which is where
mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
Repellent Use Tips:
* Pay Attention to the Label:
Always read and follow repel-
lent label directions carefully..
* Applying Repellent: Put
insect repellent on exposed skin
or on your clothes, but not
under your clothes. Don't put
repellent on your eyes, mouth,
cuts, wounds or irritated skin.
* Protect Your Children: Is
your repellent age appropriate?
DEET is not recommended for
children younger than 2 months
old and oil of lemon eucalyptus
should not be used on children
who are less than 3 years old.


Apply repellent first to your
hands and then rub it into your
child's skin and clothes.
* Infants should be kept
indoors or mosquito netting
should be used over carriers
when mosquitoes are present.
* If additional protection is
necessary, apply a permethrin
repellent directly to your cloth-
ing. Again, always follow the
manufacturer's directions.
Eliminate Breeding:
* Remove water in old tires,
buckets, garbage cans and other
containers where water can Col-
lect.
* Check clogged gutters and
flat roofs that may have poor
drainage.
* Fill in holes and dips in the
ground around your home so
water can run off.
* Empty birdbaths, water
bowls, plant pots and wading
pools once or twice a week.
* Store boats upside down or
with a cover.


I am sure David felt like he was up to his neck in sheep. But
he was far from forgotten. God knew exactly where David was.
When we try and look at the big picture, it helps us cope with
the life we are living today. I am a mother of six who has known
for years that there was an anointing and calling on my life to
preach. There have been times I would beg God to open doors. But,
for the longest time, He kept telling'me that I was not ready.
If God sends us out before our hearts are ready, we will only
damage the people around us.
The Lord has taught me true love and servanthood by giving
me a large family. These are attributes I will need to be an effective
pastor. If I cannot serve my own family, how will I ever serve a
church full of strangers?
While changing diapers and washing dishes, I have been
studying the Word and working on my education. So, I will be
ready for the work He has called me to do. Use this time to study
the Word.
Everyone wants a platform, a church, a best-selling book or a
television program, but those ministries may never be what God
has called you to do.
Embrace the ministry God has planned for your life. Realize
this is only a season you are in today.
God first calls us, then He equips us, then He sends us out.
Only God knows how long each process will take for you to
achieve the ultimate goal for your life.
Signed, Penny
Your questions or comments can be sent to signedpenny@-
yahoo.com or P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873. You can also
visit Penny Johnson's Web site at www.pennyjohnson.net or watch
her shows at www.myhwntv.com

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more It tells
you, the less you know.
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